Archive for February, 2012

Ode to Spring Break

Ode to Spring Break

| February 29, 2012

On February 28, the Sweet Briar choir sang about spring break coming soon in flash mob style.

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Jeff Carl sing “Sweet Briar Woman”

Jeff Carl sing “Sweet Briar Woman”

| February 20, 2012

Jeff Carl performs “Sweet Briar Woman” on February 10, 2012. Written by singer/songwriter Stephanie Quayle, the song is a highlight of the series of three films produced by Sweet Briar College. (

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Why Suzanne Calvert loves teaching at Sweet Briar

Why Suzanne Calvert loves teaching at Sweet Briar

| February 19, 2012

Suzanne Calvert came to Sweet Briar in 2002 as an adjunct accounting professor. She holds two Bachelor of Science degrees in business education (Radford College) and accounting (Lynchburg College). She also holds two master’s degrees in business management and public school administration, and has completed additional graduate work in accounting. All graduate-level work was completed [...]

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Why Anna Billias loves teaching at Sweet Briar

Why Anna Billias loves teaching at Sweet Briar

| February 19, 2012

Anna Billias is an accompanist and instructor of piano

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Jeff Carl sings “Here I’m Home”

Jeff Carl sings “Here I’m Home”

| February 16, 2012

Lynchburg is a place of community, arts and a surprising diversity of thought and expression. Jeff Carl tries to capture some of this in “Here I’m Home,” with some play to the challenges that are inherent in a medium size town. This performance was in Sweet Briar’s dining hall, February 10, 2012.

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Why Tony Lilly loves teaching at Sweet Briar

Why Tony Lilly loves teaching at Sweet Briar

| February 14, 2012

Professor Lilly teaches 16th- and 17th-Century British Literature, including Shakespeare. His research interests include religion and sexuality in Early Modern English literature and the construction of the modern gendered subject through language. His dissertation examined the influence of confession on gender and subjectivity in English Renaissance prose and drama. His current book project is titled [...]

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Jeff Carl sings “Lonely Bird”

Jeff Carl sings “Lonely Bird”

| February 14, 2012

We hope you weren’t a lonely bird this Valentine’s Day. Check out Jeff Carl in a concert at Sweet Briar last Friday night, February 10. Check out more music and download Jeff’s new EP (for free) at http://jeffcarl.bandcamp.com/album/ep

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Why Tom Loftus loves teaching at Sweet Briar

Why Tom Loftus loves teaching at Sweet Briar

| February 10, 2012

Tom Loftus received a Bachelor of Arts in cultural anthropology from the University of California, Berkeley; a Master of Arts in economics from the University of California, Santa Barbara; and a law degree from Columbia University. He has passed the bar and been admitted to the practice of law in Massachusetts, New York, and Virginia. [...]

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Why Bryce Walker loves teaching at Sweet Briar

Why Bryce Walker loves teaching at Sweet Briar

| February 3, 2012

Professor Walker joined the department as Assistant Professor in 2009 having taught at both Colgate University and Washington and Lee. He received his B.A. from Swarthmore College and his PhD from the University of Pennsylvania. Professor Walker’s primary area of research is in Latin literature, specifically Roman Satire and related genres. He has given papers [...]

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Why Jeff Frank loves teaching at Sweet Briar

Why Jeff Frank loves teaching at Sweet Briar

| February 3, 2012

Jeff Frank taught secondary English and was a teacher educator at Montclair State University and Teachers College, Columbia University before coming to Sweet Briar. At Sweet Briar he will teach courses in the graduate and undergraduate program. His primary research interests are in teacher education, American philosophies of education (particularly African American philosophers of education), [...]

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