A Landscape for Learning

A site-specific sculpture to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the Friends of Art will soon adorn an area near Sweet Briar’s Mary Helen Cochran Library and its brand-new addition. Catherine Peek at Sweet Briar After inviting about two dozen artists to submit proposals last spring, the Friends of Art selected alumna and [...]
Fri, Apr 25, 2014
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Sweet Briar College announced on Tuesday that it has entered into an agreement with FDC Enterprises Grassland Services to convert approximately 250 acres of its hayfields to native warm-season grasses with perennial borders. The grasses will be sold as biofuel, with the borders becoming pollinator habitat. Rolling hills, woods and fields [...]
Thu, Apr 10, 2014
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More than 20 high school girls from across the country will flock to Sweet Briar College next week for its 2013 “AREVA Summer Explore Engineering” program, which takes place July 21-26. High school students work on a project during the 2012 Exploring Engineering Design course at Sweet Briar. During the weeklong, residential [...]
Mon, Jul 15, 2013
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When Briana McCall starts her first semester at Sweet Briar in just over a month, she’ll already be ahead of the curve — thanks to BLUR. As a participant in the College’s Blue Ridge Summer Institute for Young Artists, McCall didn’t just get to know the campus, she also made [...]
Fri, Jul 12, 2013
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Reading can be a passive and solitary pastime, but not if nearly everyone on campus is captivated by the same book — nor if that book challenges us to see the world from someone else’s perspective. Sweet Briar’s 2013 Common Reading selection, “Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for [...]
Thu, Jun 20, 2013
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BLUR theater students improvise during the 2012 camp. Sweet Briar College’s third annual Blue Ridge Summer Institute for Young Artists, known as BLUR, will be held June 16 through July 7 on its campus. This year, the camp has added music and technical theater to its repertoire of theater, creative writing [...]
Fri, Jun 07, 2013
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Endstation’s 2012 Blue Ridge Summer Theatre Festival included Shakespeare’s “The Comedy of Errors.” Endstation Theatre Company has expanded its Blue Ridge Summer Theatre Festival beyond the campus of Sweet Briar College for the 2013 season. Two of three plays — Shakespeare’s “The Taming of the Shrew” and “Cymbeline” — will also [...]
Fri, May 24, 2013
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Sweet Briar College will host the Girls on the Run of Central Virginia Spring 2013 Celebration 5K at 9 a.m. Saturday, May 4. A non-competitive ‘fun run,’ this race is the culmination of the region’s Girls on the Run spring program. Central Virginian girls ages 8 to 13 have been training [...]
Mon, Apr 29, 2013
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Sarah O’Brien ’13 catalogs old farm tools from the plantation and dairy. Sweet Briar College’s agrarian past is the focus of the upcoming exhibition “ ‘I have lately bought me a Plantation’: A Brief Survey of Farming and Land Use at Sweet Briar,” which opens at 1 p.m. Thursday, March 21, [...]
Wed, Mar 13, 2013
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Madeleine Coleman ’16 (right) inputs settings on the GigaPan, a robotic device that takes multiple exposures with a mounted camera in order to stitch together high-resolution panoramic photos. Janet Stevens’ biology class used the device to observe changing fall foliage. The course is “Economic Botany,” a Y:1 Program seminar that [...]
Fri, Nov 16, 2012
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