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Student Leadership Awards for 2013-14

At this year's annual Student Leadership Awards Banquet, remarkable people and organizations were recognized for their meaningful contributions. Here's the list.

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Images of Perpetual Motion

Dance, when performed well, is beautiful. Synchronized human movement in colorful costumes under brilliant lights with syncopated notes pulsing is only part of what draws the crowd to Guerry Auditorium each year.

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Sewanee Good Man Initiative awarded educational program grant

Residential Life was recently awarded an Educational Program Grant through the Southeastern Association of Housing Officers for a proposal submitted by Pete Burgess, resident chaplain, and Danielle Dreeszen, area coordinator for Residential Life.

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New Greeks take alcohol education course

In the month of February, more than 300 new Greek members took an alcohol education course offered by the Student Life Division. The students had two options for the course: a presentation led by Dr. Jessica Siegel of Psychology that focused on the effects of alcohol on the brain and a class taught by Dean Alexander Bruce that stressed normative behavior and the importance of intervention. Students who completed a survey reported the course changed their perception of drinking on campus: statistical data show that there is much less high-risk drinking than students thought (the high-risk drinking is just so noticeable that it colors the perception of consumption). Armed with knowledge and intervention strategies, Greeks are now better able to help promote a safer, healthier campus for all.

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Sewanee Union Theatre goes digital!

After being closed for about a month, the Sewanee Union Theatre (the SUT) has re-opened with a new digital projector and enhanced sound. The new projector replaces the 35mm workhorse that, at the end of a long tour of service, just could no longer be repaired. On the grand "re-opening" weekend audiences wowed at the high-def images and enveloping sounds of Skyfall. Films for the remainder of the year will include Les Miserables, The Hobbit, and Django Unchained. All are glad to have the SUT back in action!

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Standing Room Only for Sewanee Monologues

Guerry Auditorium has about 800 seats and the seats were full with spectators standing at the back of the auditorium. If anyone wanted to immerse themselves into the life of a college student, this was the venue and event.

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1 Billion Rising on Valentines Day

Get up and dance! Because it matters. World-wide movement 1 Billion Rising (onebillionrising.org) is asking people to dance this Thursday, to say that it is not alright that 1 billion of the world's 3 billion women will be raped or beaten in their lifetime, to say that this has to stop. So would you please join us?

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Spring Update from the Women’s Center

Update from the Women's Center

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“LIVING WATER” Growing in Grace Easter 2013

Growing in Grace is our informal, come-as-you-are evening worship service, more commonly known as "GiG." We have a different speaker each week and student-led acoustic music. The theme this semester is "Living Water" (John 4:10-14).

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The first scholarships awarded for the entering class of 2016

Sewanee was one of six institutions participating in the Posse Award Ceremony on Wednesday, Jan. 4, that recognized 61 outstanding high school students from the Washington, D.C. area. Ten of those outstanding students will be the first scholars in Sewanee's class of 2016.

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