VIXEN WATCH FOR FRIDAY, JULY 31, 2015

Good Friday morning to you……..have a wonderful weekend!

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PLEASE CONVERT YOUR PLEDGES INTO DONATIONS AS SOON AS POSSIBLE. 

WE STILL HAVE TO RAISE $3.5 MILLION BY SEPTEMBER 2.

PLEASE NOTE THAT  ALL DONATIONS ARE WELCOME EVEN IF THEY HAVE NOT BEEN PLEDGED BEFORE. 

WHETHER YOU HAVE PLEDGED OR NOT PLEASE SEND US YOUR DONATIONS.

And please make checks out to Saving Sweet Briar.

If you have any questions or forgot how much you actually pledged please call Elizabeth Smith at the Saving Sweet Briar campaign office in Atlanta at  (404) 832 – 9210

For more information on donating please go to https://savingsweetbriar.com

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Check out WWW.SBC.EDU and WWW.SBC2POINT0.ORG for Sweet Briar information

and

HTTP://WWW.SBC.EDU/NEWS for the latest Sweet Briar news.

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Check out HTTP://SBC.EDU/ACADEMICS/SWEET-INFORMATION for course selection, programs, professors and more.

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NEWS

Sweet Briar

Sweet Briar Alumnae make second payment

http://www.richmond.com/news/article_f388ce04-d490-541c-9607-bf7929669687.html

Kelly Kraft-Meyer is Sweet Briar’s Dean of Student Life

http://sbc.edu/news/academics/sweet-briar-announces-student-life-dean/

Students and potential SBC students:

There are 3 different kinds of forms available to fill out for SBC Admissions:

1- Student Intent to Return To Sweet Briar College Form:
http://discover.sbc.edu/readmissionapplication.php

* all financial aid received in 2014-2015 will be honored
2 – Students previously admitted for the fall of 2015

http://discover.sbc.edu/previouslyadmittedapplication.php
3 – New students interested in applying for the fall of 2015

(including scholarships applications. Letter of recommendation needed & personal statement required)

http://discover.sbc.edu/newstudentapplication.php

Please share this with any other returning, new, or prospective students.  Thank you

For more news and information on Sweet Briar please go to WWW.SBC.EDU/NEWS 

Liberal Arts

That useless  liberal arts degree has become tech’s  hottest ticket

http://www.forbes.com/sites/georgeanders/2015/07/29/liberal-arts-degree-tech/

When the economy is weak college students flee liberal arts

http://www.slate.com/articles/life/inside_higher_ed/2015/07/when_the_economy_is_weak_college_students_flee_liberal_arts_subjects.html

Women in politics – College edition –Bradley University

http://www.msnbc.com/msnbc/women-politics-college-edition-bradley-university

Startup schools – America’s most entrepreneurial  colleges 2015

http://www.forbes.com/sites/liyanchen/2015/07/29/americas-most-entrepreneurial-colleges-2015/

When Colleges go test-optional who benefits?

http://www.forbes.com/sites/noodleeducation/2015/07/30/when-colleges-go-test-optional-who-benefits/

Liberal Arts vs STEM – the right degrees the wrong debates

http://www.forbes.com/sites/sergeiklebnikov/2015/06/19/liberal-arts-vs-stem-the-right-degrees-the-wrong-debate/

STEM

ComEd’s icebox challenge draws girls to STEM fields

http://wgntv.com/2015/07/30/comcasts-icebox-challenge-draws-girls-to-stem-fields/

Conference welcomes STEM artists in Baltimore

http://www.wbaltv.com/news/conference-welcomes-stem-artists-to-baltimore/34445610

Resources for teachers and students make a difference

http://www.usnews.com/news/stem-solutions/articles/2015/07/30/resources-for-teachers-and-students-make-a-difference-in-stem

2015 women of influence honoree – Kim Reynolds

http://www.businessrecord.com/Content/Law-Government/Law-Government/Article/2015-Women-of-Influence-Honoree-Kim-Reynolds/164/788/69650

Women more significantly likely to use 3-D printing than men

http://www.forbes.com/sites/tjmccue/2015/07/30/women-significantly-more-likely-to-use-3-d-printers-than-men/

Focus on gender – reliable data can erode equality

http://www.scidev.net/global/gender/analysis-blog/gender-reliable-data-inequality.html

Government female entrepreneurs report calls to sweeping changes to status quo

https://www.siliconrepublic.com/business/2015/07/30/female-entrepreneurs-report-oireachtas

Farming and Sustainability

Green campus is leading the field

http://www.scotsman.com/news/green-campus-is-leading-the-field-1-3845778

BU awarded grant to increase campus sustainability, environmental consciousness

BU awarded grant to help increase campus sustainability, environmental consciousness

SOU picked as among the greenest university in the nation

http://www.dailytidings.com/article/20150729/NEWS/150729793

Forbes ranks UVA second best public university in the nation

Forbes ranks U.Va. nation’s second best public university

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WRITERS WANTED

Now is a good time to write op-ed’s to different news papers to keep Sweet Briar in the spotlight .  Here is a great list of newspapers and their submission information.  GO!

http://www.theopedproject.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=47&Itemid=65

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VOLUNTEER AT SWEET BRIAR

From Alice Dixon

Volunteers needed to clean Sweet Briar House on Saturday

Hi all, we are in need of an army of alumnae to give Sweet Briar House a thorough cleaning this Saturday. The soon to be former occupants will be vacating tomorrow (fingers crossed!) It seems as though some cleaning might be in order! Ceiling to floors, we can make the President’s new home sparkle! Please contact me at 804/301-6001 if you can help. We would be washing antique windows, polishing lovely furniture, wiping down walls and floor boards, cleaning the kitchen and bathrooms and vacuuming. Every surface needs a little TLC. Lunch included.

Here is an update from Alice

From Alice Dixon

Hi all! I have some more details about Operation Clean (Sweep) Sweet Briar House! We will meet at 9:00 and work until we are done. I have spoken with Pat Trout, the housekeeper, and she is thrilled for the help…she says that there is a LOT that needs to be done. She also mentioned some painting, in addition to some general deep cleaning. For those of you close enough to come help, I offer you an additional enticement. Ellen Bowyer, the Amherst County attorney who brought the law suit against the College, had the idea to clean up the house and make everything fresh and ready for the President and Mrs. Stone. Ellen will be there cleaning right along side us!!! This is your chance to meet a true heroine of Sweet Briar College! I would love if we could be a group of 20-25. Pat will coordinate all our chores. The only thing that she asked for us to bring are razor blade scrapers, which I will take care of, and buckets. The cleaning supplies will be there. Please PM me if you can come, or text me at 804/301-6001. Or, if you find yourself at loose ends on Saturday, come on over! Thanks! Alice

Oh, and fresh flowers from you garden would be appreciated, too!

 

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Sweet Work Days: Volunteering at Sweet Briar College

WEEK 2

August 3-7

Week two of volunteering will focus on central campus. Lots of painting, landscaping, and weeding.

For Week 2 sign up here:

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080d49acad2a1-sweet2

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WEEK 3

August 10-14

Week three of volunteering will focus on The Barn, The Boat House, and The Art Barn – painting, cleaning, sewing, and easy upholstery.

For WEEK 3 sign up here:

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080d49acad2a1-sweet3

-For those with professional skills, please mention in task area

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CONTESTS

I know that there are plenty of Vixens out there with a lot of creativity.  Here is your chance to show your talent.

YouTube Recruitment Video Contest

– from Dan Gottlieb –

Hello, all. In the service of helping recruit students, I am holding a video competition.

Contest Rules:

  1. The task is to create your own YouTube recruitment videos. Find a way to tell people why they should come to Sweet Briar this fall.
  1. A FB page is set up to post videos:  https://www.facebook.com/groups/SBCGrassrootsVids/.  Please also post links to videos on my wall (and anywhere else you’d like, of course).
  1. The winner will be the person whose video has generated the most hits by 11:59 pm on 7/31.

First prize is an original short piece (around 1-2 min) composed for you by former-but-hopefully-also-future Sweet Briar music professor and contemporary classical composer Josh Harris. For those who don’t know him, Josh is an excellent composer. My secret hope is that by keeping Sweet Briar on his mind, he will find his way back. I guess the hope isn’t secret anymore.

Fine print:  Winning video must be determined to fill the mission of the contest. If there is dispute, a panel will be convened in total opacity to pass judgment. Prize will take time to create (most likely 6-12 months). This is grassroots and not an official contest of Sweet Briar College, which has no role in this. Please no padding your hits.

Contest entries to date (in reverse order received):

  1. Fight For Sweet Briar – http://youtu.be/k_8j7NXmp9E
  2. We Are Sweet Briar College – http://youtu.be/JhGGYGJT_Lo
  3. Sweet Briar College Saving Sweet Briar Fight Song –http://youtu.be/8Qr-YAoeS9s

(starts with 880 views)

Non-contest videos:

John Ashbrook – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Iakwn_RiyT8

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And for those who are better in writing than video taping – another contest from Claudia Chang

News Paper Competition: Why I choose Sweet Briar Competition

from Claudia Chang-

In order to get first-year and transfer students to consider Sweet Briar College, I am holding a newspaper article competition (this idea came from Glenn Stone and Dan Gottlieb). Please write about our own personal experiences, what makes SBC such a great college for women, why a young person would want to consider us for the fall semester of 2015, or another idea (riding, major, sports, land, etc) to recruit students. [side note – might be good but not necessary to mention that Sweet Briar will remain open forever so that people realize it, and/or perhaps something about admissions is currently accepting applications.]

Competition ends August 15.

  1. The task is to write an article, opinion piece, or letter to the editor. Most opinion pieces and letters to the editors are 300 words or less. Find a way to tell people why they should come to Sweet Briar this fall.
  2. Submit your letter and get it printed in your newspaper.
  3. Please post links to your newspaper article on the ‘you went to Sweet Briar’ FB page, and please ‘type in’ the names of Claudia Chang and Kim Cool in your post so that will see the article.
  4. Competition ends August 15.
  5. The winners will be chosen by Claudia, Kim, and other guest judges after August 15. Prizes for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place are IKAT scarves from Central Asia. These are hand-woven scarves – these will be sent by Claudia Chang who is completing research there this fall.

Fine print:  Winning letters must be determined to fill the mission of the contest. This is grassroots and not an official contest of Sweet Briar College, which has no role in this.

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ALUMNAE ASSOCIATION

The Sweet Briar Alumnae Association

would like to honor our new leadership and welcome Mrs Cherrill Stone, President Stone’s

wife, and make her an honorary vixen…

The plans include a Sweet Briar charm and Spa certificate to be presented in late September.

If interested in making a donation please contact Amy via email or pm

amyjross@yahoo.com.

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FUNDRAISER AND EVENTS

If you have a fundraiser that has not yet been published on this page please reply to this email or PM me on the VIXEN WATCH Facebook page.  Please make sure you have  proper contact info, also for people who are not on Facebook. And don’t forget to add the last day of the campaign. Thank you.

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Just a reminder – this is a very easy way to contribute to Saving Sweet Briar – sign up with Amazon Smiles and 0.5% will go to Saving Sweet Briar

www.smile.amazon.com

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Lots of Back to School Events

BACK TO SCHOOL

Sweet Briar College Alumnae Association

Let’s send new and returning VIxens back to campus with lots of love and good wishes!

Club Presidents are asked to contact Cady Thomas, Regional Chair, to coordinate a local Back To School event! Cady and team, in conjunction with Admissions, will help in determining which local students are new or returning.

Email invitations, contact lists, and technical help are available for a speedy ramp-up!

Are you part of a new local or regional group formed since March 3rd and want to continue as an official part of the SBC Alumnae Network? Join us for this nationwide campaign of Sweet Briar spirit on August 16th!

Send an email to hello@sweetbriaralumnae.org to get started!

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Central Florida Alumnae will meet on August 2 at 4:00 PM

The Alfond Inn at Rollins College

300 East New England Avenue
Winter Park, FL 32789

RSVP

407.579 9554
abateman3714@msn.com

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It is really off campus and took the place of the old Langford Hotel except it is totally new

We are meeting in the bar , lounge veranda area next to the restaurant. If people wish , they can proceed in to supper.

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Nantucket Gathering

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Sunday, August 9 at 6pm

Calling all SBC visitors to Nantucket, if you are on island for this time, please contact us at 917 576 2586 and come!!
Message me if you for more info!
Mary Cowell Sharpe class of 1979

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The Alumnae Club of Connecticut is hosting a Back To School Event

Sunday, August 9th at 1:00 PM

 at

Plaza Azteca Newington

3260 Berlin Tpke,

Newington, Connecticut 06111

Calling all alumnae, current students, prospective students, parents, and friends!

Please join us for a Back to School event celebrating the saving of Sweet Briar College and the beginning of the Fall Semester!

Come enjoy some music from a live Mariachi band while getting to know your fellow Sweet Briar sisters and answering questions from young women who are interested in joining the sisterhood that is Sweet Briar in an informal setting.

Please RSVP by Wednesday, August 5th at

https://www.facebook.com/events/957070377686832/

*If you know of anyone who may be interested in attending Sweet Briar in the coming years, please invite them to join us.

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REDWOOD CITY, CA

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RSVP 415 218 3021

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ATLANTA, GA

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RSVP 940 632 9828

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Discover the artist in you and paint Sweet Briar House “Fun”draiser

Sign up for Richmond’s next Saving Sweet Briar “Fun”draiser on

Sunday, August 16 from 2PM to 4 PM at the Richmond Wine and Design location

Only a few slots left!!

SWEET BRIAR HOUSE

Connect with your  Sweet Briar sisters and friends while creating your own painting of Sweet Briar House!

Cost is $45, with proceeds going to Saving Sweet Briar.

You may bring your own wine, but all food must be purchased from Wine and Design.

Alumnae from other regions, family and friends are welcome — the more the merrier!

The maximum for the event is 60, so be sure to register soon!  Register using the link below.  

When registering for this class, please click on the BLUE BUTTON on the left and complete the Registration form:

http://www.wineanddesign.com/calendar/view_event.php?eventID=55686&date=2015-08-16&calendarID=19

When:  Sunday, August 16, 2015

When:  2-4pm

Where:  Wine and Design – Richmond

2707 West Broad Street | Richmond, VA 23220

Phone: 804-359-9149

Questions:  Contact organizer, Katie Niemeier at katie.niemeier@gmail.com.

Submitted by Edie McRee Bowles

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New York City, NY

Attention all current Sweet Briar students, parents of students, alumnae, and friends in the NYC area:

The Sweet Briar College Alumnae Club of NYC cordially invites you to our

Back to School Picnic

Sunday Aug 16th at 3:00-6:00pm

at

Pier 63 on the Hudson River

between 23rd and 24th streets.

Please rsvp to Sara Buttine Parsatoon – sparasatoon@gmail.com.

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Support Sweet Briar with The Beach Boys

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Virginia Historical Society Conference

Doing Local History:  Surviving the Presence, Planning for the Future

Saturday, September 12 from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Cost:  $25 per person

For more information please go to

http://www.vahistorical.org/attend-event/programs-and-activities/social-events/doing-local-history-surviving-present-and

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SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA, CA

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Get yours while they last!!!!

refectory

Beautiful framed and matted 8″x 10″ print of the Refectory by Sweet Briar’s own French Impressionist,

Jill Steenhuis

Only $30

FREE SHIPPING

100% OF THE PROCEEDS WILL GO DIRECTLY TO RESTORING SWEET BRIAR.

Contact Ellen Weintraub to order

sbcgirl@yahoo.com

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Winter is coming – get your pink and green infinity scarves – a portion of the proceeds will benefit Sweet Briar

https://www.etsy.com/listing/241929363/beautiful-pink-and-green-hand-crocheted

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Sweet Briar Swag with the traditional crest.  15% of the proceeds will benefit Sweet Briar

http://fineartamerica.com/featured/sweet-briar-crest-classic-maria-elena-ferran.html

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Beautiful handmade prints in bright colors for sale – and the great things is – 100% of the proceeds will go to Sweet Briar.

https://www.etsy.com/shop/SweetlySassy?ref=hdr_shop_menu

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Maureen Baggett

I am donating 25% of my royalties from this book in 2015 to Saving Sweet Briar and 25% thereafter to the Sweet Briar endowment. It’s a nice conversation starter between you and your granddaughter.http://www.amazon.com/Nanas-Wish-Maureen

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From Heather Pigg

I just wanted to let you all know that I have Sweet Briar merchandise for sale in my Redbubble shop. A portion of the proceeds that I receive from the purchase of the items with the Vixen on them will go towards a donation to Saving Sweet Briar, Inc.
Here are the 2 designs I have currently, and if anyone has any ideas for more, I would love to hear them!

http://www.redbubble.com/people/lettersbheather/works/15550363-sweet-briar-vixens-watercolor-state?ref=recent-owner

http://www.redbubble.com/people/lettersbheather/works/15550393-sbc-vixens-lilly-pulitzer-state?ref=recent-owner

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From Joan Dabney Clickner

We are now able to offer the Crispen Vixen (I like to call it the Victory Vixen) as sterling silver or 14K gold jewelry! Link to pendant is below, but we can also make a brooch, earrings, cuff, keychain, etc. 20% of proceeds will go to rebuilding Sweet Briar

http://www.formiadesign.com/product/crispen-vixen-pendant/

VIXEN JEWELRY2

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Customized Coolers by Genny Kelley- 10% of proceeds go to Saving Sweet Briar

https://www.etsy.com/shop/VirginiaPrep?ref=hdr_shop_menu

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Buy your note cards, prints, gift cards designed by Katherine Orr and help save Sweet Briar.  https://squareup.com/market/katorriginal-inc

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Several fundraiser from Amy Campbell and the class of ’97

After such a success with cow tag #80 Amy Campbell is auctioning off cow tag #76 on Ebay. You have 9 more days to bid on this item.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/-/261986091730

Buy a commemorative key and tag for a student and for each key you purchase you have a chance to win cow tag 154.

http://sbc1997.com/index.php/shop-fundraisers%23!/Commemorative-Key-&-Message-for-Student-s/p/51990525/category=13035041#!/Commemorative-Key-&-Message-for-Student-s/p/51990525/category=13035041

Donate $19.92 or more and receive this great sticker

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Just send your receipt to Amy at Holla@sbc1997.com

For more information check at https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10152944544301373&set=gm.1120343394647382&type=1&theater

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Posted by Jennifer Frost Holden

My friend and colleague, Laura Lenhert, is working on pottery again, so those of you who were interested may now contact her and place your orders. What a great way to commemorate 7/2/15! She can duplicate what she so graciously created for me, or, you can send her a photo of what you would like, and she can do that for you. I have had her do fraternity/sorority houses for my kids, houses, and even my daughter’s bridal bouquet as a wedding gift. She can also personalize on the back. Laura will make a contribution to SSB at a later date based on the number of orders that either reference my name, or SSB. I encourage you to reach out to Laura:
email Laura: potterybylaura@yahoo.com

website: www.potterybylaura.com

Platters (like below): $50
Square platters: $45
Round Ornaments: $15

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=1460964177550613&set=a.1402596550054043.1073741827.100009111352166&type=1&theater

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From Katherine Morse

I am thrilled to say that I will Always make a 20% donation to Sweet Briar College from all sales in the gallery of Sweet Briar from katherine-morse.artistwebsites.com

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FIND THESE AND OTHER FINE GOODS BY SWEET BRIAR ALUMNAE WITH PROCEEDS GOING TO SWEET BRIAR AT

https://www.facebook.com/Sweetbriaralumnaegoods?fref=ts

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VIXENS HELPING VIXENS

A CALL FOR HELP FROM SARAH BETZ BUCCIERO

A Sweet Briar alumna needs our help!

Kaeden, the daughter of Gwendolyn Hickey Babcock ’95 was hospitalized in April for seizures that cause respiratory arrest and paralysis. She spent two weeks in the hospital – much of it in ICU – and was in two different hospitals. She was making progress but the seizures continued in June and caused her to be hospitalized again. She has been at Hershey’s Med in PA and now has been transferred to Kennedy Krieger in Baltimore for six weeks of rehab.

She is currently staying at the Ronald McDonald house.  However, as you all know medical bills will be outrageous even with a good insurance plan.

So please donate at

http://www.gofundme.com/kaeden

to help them with their medical bills.  Any amount is appreciated.

From Sarah – Thank you all in advance for your kindness and for generosity. I know first hand how difficult it is to be in a new city and hospital with a sick child. But I also know how incredibly important it is to feel the love of your Sweet Briar sisters!

((HUGS!!))

Sarah

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Please vote for Lisa Aumiller a Sweet Briar alumna.  Lisa has the chance of becoming THE BEST VETERINARIAN and we all can help her.   You just have to vote once every day to help her.

http://www.americasfavoriteveterinarian.org/finalists/2015-finalists/dr.-lisa-aumiller/?back=Finalists

Here are the details:

Sweet Briar Vixens!! Please take the time to review this and possibly vote…..I graduated Sweet Briar in 1996 and In case you dont know SBC has an amazing acceptance into veterinary schools. It is a total guerilla marketing move….but consider helping make a SBC grad America’s Favorite Veterinarian. If I win I will be a national spokesperson for the AVMF for 1 year AND SURE AS SHOOTIN’ I will parade Sweet Briar as‪#‎MyTopCollege

Intrigued? Here is the scoop! Thanks Ladies!

Please vote daily until September 1st and Please Share!

I was lucky enough to be nominated as 1 of the 20 vets for America’s Favorite Veterinarian by the American Veterinary Medical Foundation. This is the charitable arm of the AVMA. I am the only NJ vet, one of two mobile vets AND the ONLY Sweet Briar graduate (Holla Holla) . This would be great recognition for HousePaws Mobile Veterinary Service and all we do for the community. If I win I get to be the national spokesperson for the AVMF for one year AND I get bragging rights. This would be so huge if a mobile vet one! Please vote and share!!

‪#‎HomeIsWhereYourVetIs‪#‎HousePawsRules‪#‎DrLisaAllTheWay‪#‎SweetBriarCollege‪#‎ThatsHowWeRoll

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From Felicia Bernstein

Please vote for Rose’s Fund for Animals-(best charity) We won in 2012 and 2013- since we don’t spend money on ads we do rely on word of mouth. Thank you

The time to vote is now! The highly-anticipated Asbury Park Press’ annual Best of the Best competition is open for voting.

VOTE: Asbury Park Press Best of the Best contest

Roses Fund for Animals won in 2012 and 2013 and came in second 2014. Lets win in 2015

http://app.secondstreetapp.com/l/Asbury-Park-Press-Monmouth-Best-of-the-Best-2015-1

Click on ‘Charitable Organization’- write in or choose Roses fund for Animals

Thank you- please vote as often as you can

Best Of 2015 – Asbury Park Press

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Calling all former Vixen ATHLETES!!! As part of 2.0 work – I am leading an effort to reach out to anyone that played a varsity sport(s) at Sweet Briar. We are looking to continue to collect history, photos, memories of your experiences as a student athlete. As well as try and engage you in the future of athletics at Sweet Briar through volunteering your skills in multiple areas.

Please PM me or e-mail me

krolczykc@yahoo.com

with your info and interest in helping join our Vixen Alumnae Athletics team!!
Holla Holla,
Cathy Cummings Krolczyk’95

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Our fellow alumna, Kim Cool, who is working on coffee book still needs your help.  Please send high quality photos AND comments of Sweet Briar, its history, and the events of the past months. Anyone who contributes will be credited in the book.  She is currently working on a coffee table book which she plans to sell for $25 with all proceeds going to restore Sweet Briar.

Kim is asking especially for some photos with the pink dogwoods in bloom, some from Monument Hill of the campus, and some of a May Day weekend with the hoop skirts, etc.

Please send high resolution color photos of SBC any era and any majors or activities to

Kcoolone@aol.com

100 percent of proceeds to SBC…I want as many alumnae involved as possible because that is what it took to save Sweet Briar and we want the world to know how special we are.  Everyone who contributes photos or comments will be credited.  Please help…Books are my business and I want this to be the best of all because it is for Sweet Briar.

Kim Cool 1962

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VIXEN DEN

Welcome to The Vixen Den run by a team of committed alumnae called The Vixen Task Force. Our mission is to spread love and happiness on the Sweet Briar College campus to students and the entire community. We plan general campus happiness activities and promote school spirit at athletic events. Campus happiness can take several forms: food trucks, care packages, community building, dorm deliveries and for athletic events…”vixen treats”.

http://vixenathletics.com/information/vixen_den

Donation info Donation info www.PayPal.com  to campushappiness@gmail.com

Thanks

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VIXENS CONNECT

Kristine Brown ’99 is wondering:

Does anyone know alum Natalie Liberi???? She was a senior when was a freshman in1995. She was my Italian tutor and moved to Korea does anyone communicate with her Or know how I can contact her????? I just found a lovely letter she wrote to me when I was studying abroad and I’m dying to reconnect with her. Vixens anyone……???? Let me know. Kristine.(Bria)Brown class of 1999

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VIXEN WATCH FOR FRIDAY, JULY 31, 2015

VIXEN WATCH FOR THURSDAY, JULY 30, 2015

July 30, 2015

Good Thursday morning,

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PLEASE CONVERT YOUR PLEDGES INTO DONATIONS AS SOON AS POSSIBLE. 

WE STILL HAVE TO RAISE $3.5 MILLION BY SEPTEMBER 2.

PLEASE NOTE THAT  ALL DONATIONS ARE WELCOME EVEN IF THEY HAVE NOT BEEN PLEDGED BEFORE. 

WHETHER YOU HAVE PLEDGED OR NOT PLEASE SEND US YOUR DONATIONS.

And please make checks out to Saving Sweet Briar.

If you have any questions or forgot how much you actually pledged please call Elizabeth Smith at the Saving Sweet Briar campaign office in Atlanta at  (404) 832 – 9210

For more information on donating please go to https://savingsweetbriar.com

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Check out WWW.SBC.EDU and WWW.SBC2POINT0.ORG for Sweet Briar information

and

HTTP://WWW.SBC.EDU/NEWS for the latest Sweet Briar news.

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Check out HTTP://SBC.EDU/ACADEMICS/SWEET-INFORMATION for course selection, programs, professors and more.

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NEWS

Sweet Briar

Sweet Briar College’s New President Shares Plans to Turn College Around

http://www.nbc29.com/story/29662555/sweet-briar-colleges-new-president-shares-plans-to-turn-the-school-around

Sweet Briar graduate program to host open house

http://sbc.edu/news/education-programs/sweet-briar-graduate-program-host-open-house/

Most Sweet Briar transfers to stay at MBC

http://www.newsleader.com/story/news/local/2015/07/29/two-sweet-briar-college-students-turn-down-admission–mary-baldwin/30836853/

New dining service at Sweet Briar

http://www.parkhurstdining.com/Default.aspx

Students and potential SBC students:

There are 3 different kinds of forms available to fill out for SBC Admissions:

1- Student Intent to Return To Sweet Briar College Form:
http://discover.sbc.edu/readmissionapplication.php

* all financial aid received in 2014-2015 will be honored
2 – Students previously admitted for the fall of 2015

http://discover.sbc.edu/previouslyadmittedapplication.php
3 – New students interested in applying for the fall of 2015

(including scholarships applications. Letter of recommendation needed & personal statement required)

http://discover.sbc.edu/newstudentapplication.php

Please share this with any other returning, new, or prospective students.  Thank you

Liberal Arts

How liberal arts colleges reinvent themselves as start up factories

http://www.forbes.com/sites/liyanchen/2015/07/29/how-liberal-arts-colleges-reinvent-themselves-as-startup-factories/

Top 25 best liberal arts colleges

http://www.forbes.com/sites/maxinejoselow/2015/07/29/top-25-best-liberal-arts-colleges-2015/

STEM

Factors impacting women’s participation in STEM fields

http://scholarworks.uvm.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1077&context=hcoltheses

Y-Day Camps include STEM instruction

http://www.journalpatriot.com/news/y-day-camps-include-stem-instruction/article_1b904cc6-361a-11e5-8d04-136ffab93fcd.html

STEM camp for girls

http://www.spokesman.com/stories/2015/jul/30/stem-c-for-girls/

Other

$1.1 million distributed to Southeast Michigan to increase graduation rates

https://www.michigandaily.com/news/11-million-distributed-southeast-michigan-increase-graduation-rates

Readers react to story about Smith college admitting transgender women

http://www.masslive.com/news/index.ssf/2015/07/your_comments_readers_react_to_167.html

From recruitment to retention

http://www.nature.com/ngeo/journal/v8/n8/full/ngeo2501.html

Increase in SUU enrollment exceeds housing capacity

http://www.thespectrum.com/story/news/local/cedar-city/2015/07/29/increase-suu-enrollment-exceeds-housing-capacity/30857489/

MSU score $100,000 for tech startup

http://www.clarionledger.com/story/money/business/2015/07/29/msu-students-score-tech-startup/30832111/

Mary Washington teams up with George Washington School of Medicine

http://www.fredericksburg.com/news/education/mary-washington-teams-up-with-george-washington-school-of-medicine/article_71a2b5ae-3606-11e5-9766-23e9dc580180.html

Expansive culinary arts facility aims to give LBCC culinary arts students real world kitchen experience

http://lbpost.com/news/education/2000006711-expansive-new-culinary-arts-facility-to-give-long-beach-city-college-students-real-world-experience

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WRITERS WANTED

Now is a good time to write op-ed’s to different news papers to keep Sweet Briar in the spotlight .  Here is a great list of newspapers and their submission information.  GO!

http://www.theopedproject.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=47&Itemid=65

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VOLUNTEER AT SWEET BRIAR

From Alice Dixon

Volunteers needed to clean Sweet Briar House on Saturday

Hi all, we are in need of an army of alumnae to give Sweet Briar House a thorough cleaning this Saturday. The soon to be former occupants will be vacating tomorrow (fingers crossed!) It seems as though some cleaning might be in order! Ceiling to floors, we can make the President’s new home sparkle! Please contact me at 804/301-6001 if you can help. We would be washing antique windows, polishing lovely furniture, wiping down walls and floor boards, cleaning the kitchen and bathrooms and vacuuming. Every surface needs a little TLC. Lunch included.

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Sweet Work Days: Volunteering at Sweet Briar College

WEEK 2

August 3-7

Week two of volunteering will focus on central campus. Lots of painting, landscaping, and weeding.

For Week 2 sign up here:

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080d49acad2a1-sweet2

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WEEK 3

August 10-14

Week three of volunteering will focus on The Barn, The Boat House, and The Art Barn – painting, cleaning, sewing, and easy upholstery.

For WEEK 3 sign up here:

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080d49acad2a1-sweet3

-For those with professional skills, please mention in task area

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 CONTESTS

I know that there are plenty of Vixens out there with a lot of creativity.  Here is your chance to show your talent.

YouTube Recruitment Video Contest

– from Dan Gottlieb –

Hello, all. In the service of helping recruit students, I am holding a video competition.

Contest Rules:

  1. The task is to create your own YouTube recruitment videos. Find a way to tell people why they should come to Sweet Briar this fall.
  1. A FB page is set up to post videos:  https://www.facebook.com/groups/SBCGrassrootsVids/.  Please also post links to videos on my wall (and anywhere else you’d like, of course).
  1. The winner will be the person whose video has generated the most hits by 11:59 pm on 7/31.

First prize is an original short piece (around 1-2 min) composed for you by former-but-hopefully-also-future Sweet Briar music professor and contemporary classical composer Josh Harris. For those who don’t know him, Josh is an excellent composer. My secret hope is that by keeping Sweet Briar on his mind, he will find his way back. I guess the hope isn’t secret anymore.

Fine print:  Winning video must be determined to fill the mission of the contest. If there is dispute, a panel will be convened in total opacity to pass judgment. Prize will take time to create (most likely 6-12 months). This is grassroots and not an official contest of Sweet Briar College, which has no role in this. Please no padding your hits.

Contest entries to date (in reverse order received):

  1. Fight For Sweet Briar – http://youtu.be/k_8j7NXmp9E
  2. We Are Sweet Briar College – http://youtu.be/JhGGYGJT_Lo
  3. Sweet Briar College Saving Sweet Briar Fight Song –http://youtu.be/8Qr-YAoeS9s

(starts with 880 views)

Non-contest videos:

John Ashbrook – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Iakwn_RiyT8

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And for those who are better in writing than video taping – another contest from Claudia Chang

News Paper Competition: Why I choose Sweet Briar Competition

from Claudia Chang-

In order to get first-year and transfer students to consider Sweet Briar College, I am holding a newspaper article competition (this idea came from Glenn Stone and Dan Gottlieb). Please write about our own personal experiences, what makes SBC such a great college for women, why a young person would want to consider us for the fall semester of 2015, or another idea (riding, major, sports, land, etc) to recruit students. [side note – might be good but not necessary to mention that Sweet Briar will remain open forever so that people realize it, and/or perhaps something about admissions is currently accepting applications.]

Competition ends August 15.

  1. The task is to write an article, opinion piece, or letter to the editor. Most opinion pieces and letters to the editors are 300 words or less. Find a way to tell people why they should come to Sweet Briar this fall.
  2. Submit your letter and get it printed in your newspaper.
  3. Please post links to your newspaper article on the ‘you went to Sweet Briar’ FB page, and please ‘type in’ the names of Claudia Chang and Kim Cool in your post so that will see the article.
  4. Competition ends August 15.
  5. The winners will be chosen by Claudia, Kim, and other guest judges after August 15. Prizes for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place are IKAT scarves from Central Asia. These are hand-woven scarves – these will be sent by Claudia Chang who is completing research there this fall.

Fine print:  Winning letters must be determined to fill the mission of the contest. This is grassroots and not an official contest of Sweet Briar College, which has no role in this.

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ALUMNAE ASSOCIATION

The Sweet Briar Alumnae Association

would like to honor our new leadership and welcome Mrs Cherrill Stone, President Stone’s

 wife, and make her an honorary vixen…

The plans include a Sweet Briar charm and Spa certificate to be presented in late September.

If interested in making a donation please contact Amy via email or pm

 amyjross@yahoo.com.

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FUNDRAISER AND EVENTS

If you have a fundraiser that has not yet been published on this page please reply to this email or PM me on the VIXEN WATCH Facebook page.  Please make sure you have  proper contact info, also for people who are not on Facebook. And don’t forget to add the last day of the campaign. Thank you.

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Just a reminder – this is a very easy way to contribute to Saving Sweet Briar – sign up with Amazon Smiles and 0.5% will go to Saving Sweet Briar

www.smile.amazon.com

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Lots of Back to School Events

BACK TO SCHOOL

Sweet Briar College Alumnae Association

Let’s send new and returning VIxens back to campus with lots of love and good wishes!

Club Presidents are asked to contact Cady Thomas, Regional Chair, to coordinate a local Back To School event! Cady and team, in conjunction with Admissions, will help in determining which local students are new or returning.

Email invitations, contact lists, and technical help are available for a speedy ramp-up!

Are you part of a new local or regional group formed since March 3rd and want to continue as an official part of the SBC Alumnae Network? Join us for this nationwide campaign of Sweet Briar spirit on August 16th!

Send an email to hello@sweetbriaralumnae.org to get started!

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Central Florida Alumnae will meet on August 2 at 4:00 PM

The Alfond Inn at Rollins College

300 East New England Avenue
Winter Park, FL 32789

RSVP

407.579 9554
abateman3714@msn.com

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It is really off campus and took the place of the old Langford Hotel except it is totally new

We are meeting in the bar , lounge veranda area next to the restaurant. If people wish , they can proceed in to supper.

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Nantucket Gathering

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Sunday, August 9 at 6pm

Calling all SBC visitors to Nantucket, if you are on island for this time, please contact us at 917 576 2586 and come!!
Message me if you for more info!
Mary Cowell Sharpe class of 1979

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The Alumnae Club of Connecticut is hosting a Back To School Event

Sunday, August 9th at 1:00 PM

 at

Plaza Azteca Newington

3260 Berlin Tpke,

Newington, Connecticut 06111

Calling all alumnae, current students, prospective students, parents, and friends!

Please join us for a Back to School event celebrating the saving of Sweet Briar College and the beginning of the Fall Semester!

Come enjoy some music from a live Mariachi band while getting to know your fellow Sweet Briar sisters and answering questions from young women who are interested in joining the sisterhood that is Sweet Briar in an informal setting.

Please RSVP by Wednesday, August 5th at

https://www.facebook.com/events/957070377686832/

*If you know of anyone who may be interested in attending Sweet Briar in the coming years, please invite them to join us.

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REDWOOD CITY, CA

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RSVP 415 218 3021

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ATLANTA, GA

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RSVP 940 632 9828

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Discover the artist in you and paint Sweet Briar House “Fun”draiser

Sign up for Richmond’s next Saving Sweet Briar “Fun”draiser on

Sunday, August 16 from 2PM to 4 PM at the Richmond Wine and Design location

Only a few slots left!!

SWEET BRIAR HOUSE

Connect with your  Sweet Briar sisters and friends while creating your own painting of Sweet Briar House!

Cost is $45, with proceeds going to Saving Sweet Briar.

You may bring your own wine, but all food must be purchased from Wine and Design.

 Alumnae from other regions, family and friends are welcome — the more the merrier!

 The maximum for the event is 60, so be sure to register soon!  Register using the link below.  

When registering for this class, please click on the BLUE BUTTON on the left and complete the Registration form:

http://www.wineanddesign.com/calendar/view_event.php?eventID=55686&date=2015-08-16&calendarID=19

When:  Sunday, August 16, 2015

When:  2-4pm

Where:  Wine and Design – Richmond

2707 West Broad Street | Richmond, VA 23220

Phone: 804-359-9149

Questions:  Contact organizer, Katie Niemeier at katie.niemeier@gmail.com.

Submitted by Edie McRee Bowles

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New York City, NY

Attention all current Sweet Briar students, parents of students, alumnae, and friends in the NYC area:

The Sweet Briar College Alumnae Club of NYC cordially invites you to our

Back to School Picnic

Sunday Aug 16th at 3:00-6:00pm

at

Pier 63 on the Hudson River

between 23rd and 24th streets.

Please rsvp to Sara Buttine Parsatoon – sparasatoon@gmail.com.

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Support Sweet Briar with The Beach Boys

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Virginia Historical Society Conference

Doing Local History:  Surviving the Presence, Planning for the Future

Saturday, September 12 from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Cost:  $25 per person

For more information please go to

http://www.vahistorical.org/attend-event/programs-and-activities/social-events/doing-local-history-surviving-present-and

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SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA, CA

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Get yours while they last!!!!

refectory

Beautiful framed and matted 8″x 10″ print of the Refectory by Sweet Briar’s own French Impressionist,

Jill Steenhuis

Only $30

FREE SHIPPING

100% OF THE PROCEEDS WILL GO DIRECTLY TO RESTORING SWEET BRIAR.

Contact Ellen Weintraub to order

sbcgirl@yahoo.com

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Winter is coming – get your pink and green infinity scarves – a portion of the proceeds will benefit Sweet Briar

https://www.etsy.com/listing/241929363/beautiful-pink-and-green-hand-crocheted

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Sweet Briar Swag with the traditional crest.  15% of the proceeds will benefit Sweet Briar

http://fineartamerica.com/featured/sweet-briar-crest-classic-maria-elena-ferran.html

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Beautiful handmade prints in bright colors for sale – and the great things is – 100% of the proceeds will go to Sweet Briar.

https://www.etsy.com/shop/SweetlySassy?ref=hdr_shop_menu

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Maureen Baggett

I am donating 25% of my royalties from this book in 2015 to Saving Sweet Briar and 25% thereafter to the Sweet Briar endowment. It’s a nice conversation starter between you and your granddaughter.http://www.amazon.com/Nanas-Wish-Maureen

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From Heather Pigg

I just wanted to let you all know that I have Sweet Briar merchandise for sale in my Redbubble shop. A portion of the proceeds that I receive from the purchase of the items with the Vixen on them will go towards a donation to Saving Sweet Briar, Inc.
Here are the 2 designs I have currently, and if anyone has any ideas for more, I would love to hear them!

http://www.redbubble.com/people/lettersbheather/works/15550363-sweet-briar-vixens-watercolor-state?ref=recent-owner

http://www.redbubble.com/people/lettersbheather/works/15550393-sbc-vixens-lilly-pulitzer-state?ref=recent-owner

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From Joan Dabney Clickner

We are now able to offer the Crispen Vixen (I like to call it the Victory Vixen) as sterling silver or 14K gold jewelry! Link to pendant is below, but we can also make a brooch, earrings, cuff, keychain, etc. 20% of proceeds will go to rebuilding Sweet Briar

http://www.formiadesign.com/product/crispen-vixen-pendant/

VIXEN JEWELRY2

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Customized Coolers by Genny Kelley- 10% of proceeds go to Saving Sweet Briar

https://www.etsy.com/shop/VirginiaPrep?ref=hdr_shop_menu

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Buy your note cards, prints, gift cards designed by Katherine Orr and help save Sweet Briar.  https://squareup.com/market/katorriginal-inc

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Several fundraiser from Amy Campbell and the class of ’97  Buy a commemorative key and tag for a student and for each key you purchase you have a chance to win cow tag 154.

http://sbc1997.com/index.php/shop-fundraisers%23!/Commemorative-Key-&-Message-for-Student-s/p/51990525/category=13035041#!/Commemorative-Key-&-Message-for-Student-s/p/51990525/category=13035041

Donate $19.92 or more and receive this great sticker

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Just send your receipt to Amy at Holla@sbc1997.com

For more information check at https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10152944544301373&set=gm.1120343394647382&type=1&theater

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Posted by Jennifer Frost Holden

My friend and colleague, Laura Lenhert, is working on pottery again, so those of you who were interested may now contact her and place your orders. What a great way to commemorate 7/2/15! She can duplicate what she so graciously created for me, or, you can send her a photo of what you would like, and she can do that for you. I have had her do fraternity/sorority houses for my kids, houses, and even my daughter’s bridal bouquet as a wedding gift. She can also personalize on the back. Laura will make a contribution to SSB at a later date based on the number of orders that either reference my name, or SSB. I encourage you to reach out to Laura:
email Laura: potterybylaura@yahoo.com

website: www.potterybylaura.com

Platters (like below): $50
Square platters: $45
Round Ornaments: $15

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=1460964177550613&set=a.1402596550054043.1073741827.100009111352166&type=1&theater

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From Katherine Morse

I am thrilled to say that I will Always make a 20% donation to Sweet Briar College from all sales in the gallery of Sweet Briar from katherine-morse.artistwebsites.com

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FIND THESE AND OTHER FINE GOODS BY SWEET BRIAR ALUMNAE WITH PROCEEDS GOING TO SWEET BRIAR AT

https://www.facebook.com/Sweetbriaralumnaegoods?fref=ts

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VIXENS HELPING VIXENS

A CALL FOR HELP FROM SARAH BETZ BUCCIERO

A Sweet Briar alumna needs our help!

Kaeden, the daughter of Gwendolyn Hickey Babcock ’95 was hospitalized in April for seizures that cause respiratory arrest and paralysis. She spent two weeks in the hospital – much of it in ICU – and was in two different hospitals. She was making progress but the seizures continued in June and caused her to be hospitalized again. She has been at Hershey’s Med in PA and now has been transferred to Kennedy Krieger in Baltimore for six weeks of rehab.

She is currently staying at the Ronald McDonald house.  However, as you all know medical bills will be outrageous even with a good insurance plan.

So please donate at

http://www.gofundme.com/kaeden

to help them with their medical bills.  Any amount is appreciated.

From Sarah – Thank you all in advance for your kindness and for generosity. I know first hand how difficult it is to be in a new city and hospital with a sick child. But I also know how incredibly important it is to feel the love of your Sweet Briar sisters!

((HUGS!!))

Sarah

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Please vote for Lisa Aumiller a Sweet Briar alumna.  Lisa has the chance of becoming THE BEST VETERINARIAN and we all can help her.   You just have to vote once every day to help her.

http://www.americasfavoriteveterinarian.org/finalists/2015-finalists/dr.-lisa-aumiller/?back=Finalists

Here are the details:

Sweet Briar Vixens!! Please take the time to review this and possibly vote…..I graduated Sweet Briar in 1996 and In case you dont know SBC has an amazing acceptance into veterinary schools. It is a total guerilla marketing move….but consider helping make a SBC grad America’s Favorite Veterinarian. If I win I will be a national spokesperson for the AVMF for 1 year AND SURE AS SHOOTIN’ I will parade Sweet Briar as‪#‎MyTopCollege

Intrigued? Here is the scoop! Thanks Ladies!

Please vote daily until September 1st and Please Share!

I was lucky enough to be nominated as 1 of the 20 vets for America’s Favorite Veterinarian by the American Veterinary Medical Foundation. This is the charitable arm of the AVMA. I am the only NJ vet, one of two mobile vets AND the ONLY Sweet Briar graduate (Holla Holla) . This would be great recognition for HousePaws Mobile Veterinary Service and all we do for the community. If I win I get to be the national spokesperson for the AVMF for one year AND I get bragging rights. This would be so huge if a mobile vet one! Please vote and share!!

‪#‎HomeIsWhereYourVetIs ‪#‎HousePawsRules ‪#‎DrLisaAllTheWay‪#‎SweetBriarCollege ‪#‎ThatsHowWeRoll

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From Felicia Bernstein

Please vote for Rose’s Fund for Animals-(best charity) We won in 2012 and 2013- since we don’t spend money on ads we do rely on word of mouth. Thank you

The time to vote is now! The highly-anticipated Asbury Park Press’ annual Best of the Best competition is open for voting.

VOTE: Asbury Park Press Best of the Best contest

Roses Fund for Animals won in 2012 and 2013 and came in second 2014. Lets win in 2015

http://app.secondstreetapp.com/l/Asbury-Park-Press-Monmouth-Best-of-the-Best-2015-1

Click on ‘Charitable Organization’- write in or choose Roses fund for Animals

Thank you- please vote as often as you can

Best Of 2015 – Asbury Park Press

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Calling all former Vixen ATHLETES!!! As part of 2.0 work – I am leading an effort to reach out to anyone that played a varsity sport(s) at Sweet Briar. We are looking to continue to collect history, photos, memories of your experiences as a student athlete. As well as try and engage you in the future of athletics at Sweet Briar through volunteering your skills in multiple areas.

Please PM me or e-mail me

krolczykc@yahoo.com

with your info and interest in helping join our Vixen Alumnae Athletics team!!
Holla Holla,
Cathy Cummings Krolczyk’95

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Our fellow alumna, Kim Cool, who is working on coffee book still needs your help.  Please send high quality photos AND comments of Sweet Briar, its history, and the events of the past months. Anyone who contributes will be credited in the book.  She is currently working on a coffee table book which she plans to sell for $25 with all proceeds going to restore Sweet Briar.

Kim is asking especially for some photos with the pink dogwoods in bloom, some from Monument Hill of the campus, and some of a May Day weekend with the hoop skirts, etc.

Please send high resolution color photos of SBC any era and any majors or activities to

Kcoolone@aol.com

100 percent of proceeds to SBC…I want as many alumnae involved as possible because that is what it took to save Sweet Briar and we want the world to know how special we are.  Everyone who contributes photos or comments will be credited.  Please help…Books are my business and I want this to be the best of all because it is for Sweet Briar.

Kim Cool 1962

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VIXEN DEN

Welcome to The Vixen Den run by a team of committed alumnae called The Vixen Task Force. Our mission is to spread love and happiness on the Sweet Briar College campus to students and the entire community. We plan general campus happiness activities and promote school spirit at athletic events. Campus happiness can take several forms: food trucks, care packages, community building, dorm deliveries and for athletic events…”vixen treats”.

http://vixenathletics.com/information/vixen_den

Donation info Donation info www.PayPal.com  to campushappiness@gmail.com

Thanks

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VIXENS CONNECT

Kristine Brown ’99 is wondering:

Does anyone know alum Natalie Liberi???? She was a senior when was a freshman in1995. She was my Italian tutor and moved to Korea does anyone communicate with her Or know how I can contact her????? I just found a lovely letter she wrote to me when I was studying abroad and I’m dying to reconnect with her. Vixens anyone……???? Let me know. Kristine.(Bria)Brown class of 1999

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VIXEN WATCH FOR THURSDAY, JULY 30, 2015

VIXEN WATCH FOR WEDNESDAY, JULY 29, 2015

It is Wednesday, July 29,2015

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WE WON

Yes, we won the Forbes’ ‘My Top College’ Twitter challenge.  So give yourselves a pat on the back and a noise ripping, heard around the world kind of

HOLLA HOLLA!!!

#MyTopColleges Map

http://www.forbes.com/sites/jillcastellano/2015/07/28/mytopcollege-winners-2015-11000-ways-to-show-your-school-spirit/

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PLEASE CONVERT YOUR PLEDGES INTO DONATIONS AS SOON AS POSSIBLE. 

WE STILL HAVE TO RAISE $3.5 MILLION BY SEPTEMBER 2.

PLEASE NOTE THAT  ALL DONATIONS ARE WELCOME EVEN IF THEY HAVE NOT BEEN PLEDGED BEFORE. 

WHETHER YOU HAVE PLEDGED OR NOT PLEASE SEND US YOUR DONATIONS.

And please make checks out to Saving Sweet Briar.

If you have any questions or forgot how much you actually pledged please call Elizabeth Smith at the Saving Sweet Briar campaign office in Atlanta at  (404) 832 – 9210

For more information on donating please go to https://savingsweetbriar.com

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Check out WWW.SBC.EDU and WWW.SBC2POINT0.ORG for Sweet Briar information

and

HTTP://WWW.SBC.EDU/NEWS for the latest Sweet Briar news.

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Check out HTTP://SBC.EDU/ACADEMICS/SWEET-INFORMATION for course selection, programs, professors and more.

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NEWS

Sweet Briar

Report from the board meeting of July 26, 2015

http://sbc.edu/sites/default/files/%2A/Board%20Report%207-26-15%20Meeting.pdf

Sweet Briar number one small college in social media contest

http://www.newsadvance.com/news/local/sweet-briar-number-one-small-college-in-social-media-contest/article_40f82abc-3591-11e5-91b3-4b2362029088.html

Sweet Briar wins contest

http://www.forbes.com/sites/jillcastellano/2015/07/28/mytopcollege-winners-2015-11000-ways-to-show-your-school-spirit/

Sweet Briar swimming will live on, school re-hires coach Hodgert from Ferum

http://swimswam.com/sweet-briar-swimming-will-live-on-school-re-hires-coach-hodgert-from-ferrum/

A Sweet Briar parent’s message to undecided students

http://www.roanoke.com/opinion/commentary/colvin-a-sweet-briar-parent-s-message-to-undecided-students/article_c11af513-1d3b-56f5-8d30-b7e002ec6b39.html

Students and potential SBC students:

There are 3 different kinds of forms available to fill out for SBC Admissions:

1- Student Intent to Return To Sweet Briar College Form:
http://discover.sbc.edu/readmissionapplication.php

* all financial aid received in 2014-2015 will be honored
2 – Students previously admitted for the fall of 2015

http://discover.sbc.edu/previouslyadmittedapplication.php
3 – New students interested in applying for the fall of 2015

(including scholarships applications. Letter of recommendation needed & personal statement required)

http://discover.sbc.edu/newstudentapplication.php

Please share this with any other returning, new, or prospective students.  Thank you

Liberal Arts

For the liberal arts all is not lost in the digital future

http://www.miamiherald.com/news/local/education/article29241376.html

10 liberal arts schools where grads earn the most

http://time.com/money/3974675/10-liberal-arts-schools-where-grads-earn-the-most/

2 college presidents on higher education

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/07/29/opinion/2-college-presidents-on-higher-education.html?_r=0

University illusions and the liberal arts

https://www.insidehighered.com/blogs/technology-and-learning/university-illusions-and-liberal-arts

Back to school special – closing the digital divide in South Florida

http://www.miamiherald.com/news/local/education/article29243548.html

STEM

Jane Wachutka recognized as leading advocate for STEM education

http://www.marketwatch.com/story/ptc-cto-jane-wachutka-recognized-as-a-leading-advocate-for-stem-education-2015-07-28

Bill Nye the science guy, subject of documentary feature, advocates for women in STEM

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/beth-cone-kramer/bill-nye-the-science-guy-_b_7882636.html

10 female STEM stars under the age of 30

http://www.payscale.com/career-news/2015/07/10-female-stem-stars-under-30

Palo Altan honored for creation of girls’ STEM camp

http://www.paloaltoonline.com/news/2015/07/28/palo-altan-honored-for-creation-of-girls-stem-camp

Encouraging  diversity in STEM industries

http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/coorous-mohtadi/stem-education_b_7879714.html

Farming and Sustainability

College-in-the-Woods dining hall brings homegrown produce to campus

http://www.bupipedream.com/news/24501/bu-acres-2-college-in-the-woods-dining-hall-brings-home-grown-produce-to-campus/

College students get fresh food choices

http://www.homegrown.org/profiles/blogs/college-students-get-fresh-food-choices

Other

Southwest recruiting efforts take off with summer camp

http://www.dallasnews.com/business/airline-industry/20150728-southwest-recruiting-efforts-take-off-with-summer-camp.ece

Area colleges work to reach future students

http://www.nebraska.tv/story/29653341/area-colleges-work-to-reach-future-students

US dominance as “education exporter” is slipping, study says

http://blogs.edweek.org/edweek/marketplacek12/2015/07/us_dominance_as_education_exporter_slipping_study_says.html

ACOM students now have chance at $3 Million scholarship funds

http://www.dothaneagle.com/news/education/acom-students-now-have-chance-at-million-in-scholarship-funds/article_6e7f110e-3540-11e5-9e54-5b789e1c835d.html

Florida college receives grant to develop unmanned marine vehicle for bridge inspections

http://www.claimsjournal.com/news/southeast/2015/07/28/264799.htm

San Juan College to expand student support services with STEM grant

http://www.daily-times.com/four_corners-news/ci_28546039/san-juan-college-expand-student-support-services-stem

Wesleyan University awarded $100,000 NEA grant for two projects

http://www.middletownpress.com/government-and-politics/20150728/wesleyan-university-awarded-100000-nea-grant-for-two-projects

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WRITERS WANTED

Now is a good time to write op-ed’s to different news papers to keep Sweet Briar in the spotlight .  Here is a great list of newspapers and their submission information.  GO!

http://www.theopedproject.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=47&Itemid=65

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VOLUNTEER AT SWEET BRIAR

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Sweet Work Days: Volunteering at Sweet Briar College

WEEK 1

July 27 – July 31

Week one of volunteering will focus on the east side of campus. The Entrance, drive, gatehouse, inn/conference center, bistro 2/ hostel, traffic circle, admissions house.

For Week 1 sign up here:

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080d49acad2a1-sweet

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WEEK 2

August 3-7

Week two of volunteering will focus on central campus. Lots of painting, landscaping, and weeding.

For Week 2 sign up here:

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080d49acad2a1-sweet2

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WEEK 3

August 10-14

Week three of volunteering will focus on The Barn, The Boat House, and The Art Barn – painting, cleaning, sewing, and easy upholstery.

For WEEK 3 sign up here:

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080d49acad2a1-sweet3

-For those with professional skills, please mention in task area

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 CONTESTS

I know that there are plenty of Vixens out there with a lot of creativity.  Here is your chance to show your talent.

YouTube Recruitment Video Contest

– from Dan Gottlieb –

Hello, all. In the service of helping recruit students, I am holding a video competition.

Contest Rules:

  1. The task is to create your own YouTube recruitment videos. Find a way to tell people why they should come to Sweet Briar this fall.
  1. A FB page is set up to post videos:  https://www.facebook.com/groups/SBCGrassrootsVids/.  Please also post links to videos on my wall (and anywhere else you’d like, of course).
  1. The winner will be the person whose video has generated the most hits by 11:59 pm on 7/31.

First prize is an original short piece (around 1-2 min) composed for you by former-but-hopefully-also-future Sweet Briar music professor and contemporary classical composer Josh Harris. For those who don’t know him, Josh is an excellent composer. My secret hope is that by keeping Sweet Briar on his mind, he will find his way back. I guess the hope isn’t secret anymore.

Fine print:  Winning video must be determined to fill the mission of the contest. If there is dispute, a panel will be convened in total opacity to pass judgment. Prize will take time to create (most likely 6-12 months). This is grassroots and not an official contest of Sweet Briar College, which has no role in this. Please no padding your hits.

Contest entries to date (in reverse order received):

  1. Fight For Sweet Briar – http://youtu.be/k_8j7NXmp9E
  2. We Are Sweet Briar College – http://youtu.be/JhGGYGJT_Lo
  3. Sweet Briar College Saving Sweet Briar Fight Song –http://youtu.be/8Qr-YAoeS9s

(starts with 880 views)

Non-contest videos:

John Ashbrook – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Iakwn_RiyT8

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And for those who are better in writing than video taping – another contest from Claudia Chang

News Paper Competition: Why I choose Sweet Briar Competition

from Claudia Chang-

In order to get first-year and transfer students to consider Sweet Briar College, I am holding a newspaper article competition (this idea came from Glenn Stone and Dan Gottlieb). Please write about our own personal experiences, what makes SBC such a great college for women, why a young person would want to consider us for the fall semester of 2015, or another idea (riding, major, sports, land, etc) to recruit students. [side note – might be good but not necessary to mention that Sweet Briar will remain open forever so that people realize it, and/or perhaps something about admissions is currently accepting applications.]

Competition ends August 15.

  1. The task is to write an article, opinion piece, or letter to the editor. Most opinion pieces and letters to the editors are 300 words or less. Find a way to tell people why they should come to Sweet Briar this fall.
  2. Submit your letter and get it printed in your newspaper.
  3. Please post links to your newspaper article on the ‘you went to Sweet Briar’ FB page, and please ‘type in’ the names of Claudia Chang and Kim Cool in your post so that will see the article.
  4. Competition ends August 15.
  5. The winners will be chosen by Claudia, Kim, and other guest judges after August 15. Prizes for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place are IKAT scarves from Central Asia. These are hand-woven scarves – these will be sent by Claudia Chang who is completing research there this fall.

Fine print:  Winning letters must be determined to fill the mission of the contest. This is grassroots and not an official contest of Sweet Briar College, which has no role in this.

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ALUMNAE ASSOCIATION

The Sweet Briar Alumnae Association

would like to honor our new leadership and welcome Mrs Cherrill Stone, President Stone’s

 wife, and make her an honorary vixen…

The plans include a Sweet Briar charm and Spa certificate to be presented in late September.

If interested in making a donation please contact Amy via email or pm

 amyjross@yahoo.com.

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FUNDRAISER AND EVENTS

If you have a fundraiser that has not yet been published on this page please reply to this email or PM me on the VIXEN WATCH Facebook page.  Please make sure you have  proper contact info, also for people who are not on Facebook. And don’t forget to add the last day of the campaign. Thank you.

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Just a reminder – this is a very easy way to contribute to Saving Sweet Briar – sign up with Amazon Smiles and 0.5% will go to Saving Sweet Briar

www.smile.amazon.com

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Lots of Back to School Events

Sweet Briar College Alumnae Association

BACK TO SCHOOL

Let’s send new and returning VIxens back to campus with lots of love and good wishes!

Club Presidents are asked to contact Cady Thomas, Regional Chair, to coordinate a local Back To School event! Cady and team, in conjunction with Admissions, will help in determining which local students are new or returning.

Email invitations, contact lists, and technical help are available for a speedy ramp-up!

Are you part of a new local or regional group formed since March 3rd and want to continue as an official part of the SBC Alumnae Network? Join us for this nationwide campaign of Sweet Briar spirit on August 16th!

Send an email to hello@sweetbriaralumnae.org to get started!

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Central Florida Alumnae will meet on August 2 at 4:00 PM

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The Alfond Inn at Rollins College

300 East New England Avenue
Winter Park, FL 32789

RSVP

407.579 9554
abateman3714@msn.com

It is really off campus and took the place of the old Langford Hotel except it is totally new

We are meeting in the bar , lounge veranda area next to the restaurant. If people wish , they can proceed in to supper.

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Nantucket Gathering

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Sunday, August 9 at 6pm

Calling all SBC visitors to Nantucket, if you are on island for this time, please contact us at 917 576 2586 and come!!
Message me if you for more info!
Mary Cowell Sharpe class of 1979

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The Alumnae Club of Connecticut is hosting a Back To School Event

Sunday, August 9th at 1:00 PM

 at

Plaza Azteca Newington

3260 Berlin Tpke,

Newington, Connecticut 06111

Calling all alumnae, current students, prospective students, parents, and friends!

Please join us for a Back to School event celebrating the saving of Sweet Briar College and the beginning of the Fall Semester!

Come enjoy some music from a live Mariachi band while getting to know your fellow Sweet Briar sisters and answering questions from young women who are interested in joining the sisterhood that is Sweet Briar in an informal setting.

Please RSVP by Wednesday, August 5th at

https://www.facebook.com/events/957070377686832/

*If you know of anyone who may be interested in attending Sweet Briar in the coming years, please invite them to join us.

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REDWOOD CITY, CA

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RSVP 415 218 3021

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ATLANTA, GA

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RSVP 940 632 9828

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Discover the artist in you and paint Sweet Briar House “Fun”draiser

Sign up for Richmond’s next Saving Sweet Briar “Fun”draiser on

Sunday, August 16 from 2 to 4pm at the Richmond Wine and Design location

Only 25 slots left!!

Connect with your  Sweet Briar sisters and friends while creating your own painting of Sweet Briar House!

SWEET BRIAR HOUSE

Cost is $45, with proceeds going to Saving Sweet Briar.

You may bring your own wine, but all food must be purchased from Wine and Design.

 Alumnae from other regions, family and friends are welcome — the more the merrier!

 The maximum for the event is 60, so be sure to register soon!  Register using the link below.  

When registering for this class, please click on the BLUE BUTTON on the left and complete the Registration form:

http://www.wineanddesign.com/calendar/view_event.php?eventID=55686&date=2015-08-16&calendarID=19

When:  Sunday, August 16, 2015

When:  2-4pm

Where:  Wine and Design – Richmond

2707 West Broad Street | Richmond, VA 23220

Phone: 804-359-9149

Questions:  Contact organizer, Katie Niemeier at katie.niemeier@gmail.com.

Submitted by Edie McRee Bowles

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Support Sweet Briar with The Beach Boys

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Virginia Historical Society Conference

Doing Local History:  Surviving the Presence, Planning for the Future

Saturday, September 12 from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Cost:  $25 per person

For more information please go to

http://www.vahistorical.org/attend-event/programs-and-activities/social-events/doing-local-history-surviving-present-and

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SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA, CA

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Get yours while they last!!!!

refectory

Beautiful framed and matted 8″x 10″ print of the Refectory by Sweet Briar’s own French Impressionist,

Jill Steenhuis

Only $30

FREE SHIPPING

100% OF THE PROCEEDS WILL GO DIRECTLY TO RESTORING SWEET BRIAR.

Contact Ellen Weintraub to order

sbcgirl@yahoo.com

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Winter is coming – get your pink and green infinity scarves – a portion of the proceeds will benefit Sweet Briar

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https://www.etsy.com/listing/241929363/beautiful-pink-and-green-hand-crocheted

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Sweet Briar Swag with the traditional crest.  15% of the proceeds will benefit Sweet Briar

http://fineartamerica.com/featured/sweet-briar-crest-classic-maria-elena-ferran.html

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Beautiful handmade prints in bright colors for sale – and the great things is – 100% of the proceeds will go to Sweet Briar.

https://www.etsy.com/shop/SweetlySassy?ref=hdr_shop_menu

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Maureen Baggett

I am donating 25% of my royalties from this book in 2015 to Saving Sweet Briar and 25% thereafter to the Sweet Briar endowment. It’s a nice conversation starter between you and your granddaughter.http://www.amazon.com/Nanas-Wish-Maureen

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From Heather Pigg

I just wanted to let you all know that I have Sweet Briar merchandise for sale in my Redbubble shop. A portion of the proceeds that I receive from the purchase of the items with the Vixen on them will go towards a donation to Saving Sweet Briar, Inc.
Here are the 2 designs I have currently, and if anyone has any ideas for more, I would love to hear them!

http://www.redbubble.com/people/lettersbheather/works/15550363-sweet-briar-vixens-watercolor-state?ref=recent-owner

http://www.redbubble.com/people/lettersbheather/works/15550393-sbc-vixens-lilly-pulitzer-state?ref=recent-owner

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From Joan Dabney Clickner

We are now able to offer the Crispen Vixen (I like to call it the Victory Vixen) as sterling silver or 14K gold jewelry! Link to pendant is below, but we can also make a brooch, earrings, cuff, keychain, etc. 20% of proceeds will go to rebuilding Sweet Briar

http://www.formiadesign.com/product/crispen-vixen-pendant/

VIXEN JEWELRY2

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Customized Coolers by Genny Kelley- 10% of proceeds go to Saving Sweet Briar

https://www.etsy.com/shop/VirginiaPrep?ref=hdr_shop_menu

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Buy your note cards, prints, gift cards designed by Katherine Orr and help save Sweet Briar.  https://squareup.com/market/katorriginal-inc

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Several fundraiser from Amy Campbell and the class of ’97  Buy a commemorative key and tag for a student and for each key you purchase you have a chance to win cow tag 154.

http://sbc1997.com/index.php/shop-fundraisers%23!/Commemorative-Key-&-Message-for-Student-s/p/51990525/category=13035041#!/Commemorative-Key-&-Message-for-Student-s/p/51990525/category=13035041

Donate $19.92 or more and receive this great sticker

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Just send your receipt to Amy at Holla@sbc1997.com

For more information check at https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10152944544301373&set=gm.1120343394647382&type=1&theater

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Posted by Jennifer Frost Holden

My friend and colleague, Laura Lenhert, is working on pottery again, so those of you who were interested may now contact her and place your orders. What a great way to commemorate 7/2/15! She can duplicate what she so graciously created for me, or, you can send her a photo of what you would like, and she can do that for you. I have had her do fraternity/sorority houses for my kids, houses, and even my daughter’s bridal bouquet as a wedding gift. She can also personalize on the back. Laura will make a contribution to SSB at a later date based on the number of orders that either reference my name, or SSB. I encourage you to reach out to Laura:
email Laura: potterybylaura@yahoo.com

website: www.potterybylaura.com

Platters (like below): $50
Square platters: $45
Round Ornaments: $15

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=1460964177550613&set=a.1402596550054043.1073741827.100009111352166&type=1&theater

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From Katherine Morse

I am thrilled to say that I will Always make a 20% donation to Sweet Briar College from all sales in the gallery of Sweet Briar from katherine-morse.artistwebsites.com

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FIND THESE AND OTHER FINE GOODS BY SWEET BRIAR ALUMNAE WITH PROCEEDS GOING TO SWEET BRIAR AT

https://www.facebook.com/Sweetbriaralumnaegoods?fref=ts

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VIXENS HELPING VIXENS

A CALL FOR HELP FROM SARAH BETZ BUCCIERO

A Sweet Briar alumna needs our help!

Kaeden, the daughter of Gwendolyn Hickey Babcock ’95 was hospitalized in April for seizures that cause respiratory arrest and paralysis. She spent two weeks in the hospital – much of it in ICU – and was in two different hospitals. She was making progress but the seizures continued in June and caused her to be hospitalized again. She has been at Hershey’s Med in PA and now has been transferred to Kennedy Krieger in Baltimore for six weeks of rehab.

She is currently staying at the Ronald McDonald house.  However, as you all know medical bills will be outrageous even with a good insurance plan.

So please donate at

http://www.gofundme.com/kaeden

to help them with their medical bills.  Any amount is appreciated.

From Sarah – Thank you all in advance for your kindness and for generosity. I know first hand how difficult it is to be in a new city and hospital with a sick child. But I also know how incredibly important it is to feel the love of your Sweet Briar sisters!

((HUGS!!))

Sarah

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Please vote for Lisa Aumiller a Sweet Briar alumna.  Lisa has the chance of becoming THE BEST VETERINARIAN and we all can help her.   You just have to vote once every day to help her.

http://www.americasfavoriteveterinarian.org/finalists/2015-finalists/dr.-lisa-aumiller/?back=Finalists

Here are the details:

Sweet Briar Vixens!! Please take the time to review this and possibly vote…..I graduated Sweet Briar in 1996 and In case you dont know SBC has an amazing acceptance into veterinary schools. It is a total guerilla marketing move….but consider helping make a SBC grad America’s Favorite Veterinarian. If I win I will be a national spokesperson for the AVMF for 1 year AND SURE AS SHOOTIN’ I will parade Sweet Briar as‪#‎MyTopCollege

Intrigued? Here is the scoop! Thanks Ladies!

Please vote daily until September 1st and Please Share!

I was lucky enough to be nominated as 1 of the 20 vets for America’s Favorite Veterinarian by the American Veterinary Medical Foundation. This is the charitable arm of the AVMA. I am the only NJ vet, one of two mobile vets AND the ONLY Sweet Briar graduate (Holla Holla) . This would be great recognition for HousePaws Mobile Veterinary Service and all we do for the community. If I win I get to be the national spokesperson for the AVMF for one year AND I get bragging rights. This would be so huge if a mobile vet one! Please vote and share!!

‪#‎HomeIsWhereYourVetIs ‪#‎HousePawsRules ‪#‎DrLisaAllTheWay‪#‎SweetBriarCollege ‪#‎ThatsHowWeRoll

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From Felicia Bernstein

Please vote for Rose’s Fund for Animals-(best charity) We won in 2012 and 2013- since we don’t spend money on ads we do rely on word of mouth. Thank you

The time to vote is now! The highly-anticipated Asbury Park Press’ annual Best of the Best competition is open for voting.

VOTE: Asbury Park Press Best of the Best contest

Roses Fund for Animals won in 2012 and 2013 and came in second 2014. Lets win in 2015

http://app.secondstreetapp.com/l/Asbury-Park-Press-Monmouth-Best-of-the-Best-2015-1

Click on ‘Charitable Organization’- write in or choose Roses fund for Animals

Thank you- please vote as often as you can

Best Of 2015 – Asbury Park Press

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Calling all former Vixen ATHLETES!!! As part of 2.0 work – I am leading an effort to reach out to anyone that played a varsity sport(s) at Sweet Briar. We are looking to continue to collect history, photos, memories of your experiences as a student athlete. As well as try and engage you in the future of athletics at Sweet Briar through volunteering your skills in multiple areas.

Please PM me or e-mail me

krolczykc@yahoo.com

with your info and interest in helping join our Vixen Alumnae Athletics team!!
Holla Holla,
Cathy Cummings Krolczyk’95

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Our fellow alumna, Kim Cool, who is working on coffee book still needs your help.  Please send high quality photos AND comments of Sweet Briar, its history, and the events of the past months. Anyone who contributes will be credited in the book.  She is currently working on a coffee table book which she plans to sell for $25 with all proceeds going to restore Sweet Briar.

Kim is asking especially for some photos with the pink dogwoods in bloom, some from Monument Hill of the campus, and some of a May Day weekend with the hoop skirts, etc.

Please send high resolution color photos of SBC any era and any majors or activities to

Kcoolone@aol.com

100 percent of proceeds to SBC…I want as many alumnae involved as possible because that is what it took to save Sweet Briar and we want the world to know how special we are.  Everyone who contributes photos or comments will be credited.  Please help…Books are my business and I want this to be the best of all because it is for Sweet Briar.

Kim Cool 1962

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VIXEN DEN

Welcome to The Vixen Den run by a team of committed alumnae called The Vixen Task Force. Our mission is to spread love and happiness on the Sweet Briar College campus to students and the entire community. We plan general campus happiness activities and promote school spirit at athletic events. Campus happiness can take several forms: food trucks, care packages, community building, dorm deliveries and for athletic events…”vixen treats”.

http://vixenathletics.com/information/vixen_den

Donation info Donation info www.PayPal.com  to campushappiness@gmail.com

Thanks

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VIXENS CONNECT

Kristine Brown ’99 is wondering:

Does anyone know alum Natalie Liberi???? She was a senior when was a freshman in1995. She was my Italian tutor and moved to Korea does anyone communicate with her Or know how I can contact her????? I just found a lovely letter she wrote to me when I was studying abroad and I’m dying to reconnect with her. Vixens anyone……???? Let me know. Kristine.(Bria)Brown class of 1999

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VIXEN WATCH FOR WEDNESDAY, JULY 29, 2015

VIXEN WATCH FOR TUESDAY, JULY 28, 2015

Good Tuesday Morning,
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PLEASE CONVERT YOUR PLEDGES INTO DONATIONS AS SOON AS POSSIBLE. 

WE STILL HAVE TO RAISE $3.5 MILLION BY SEPTEMBER 2.

PLEASE NOTE THAT  ALL DONATIONS ARE WELCOME EVEN IF THEY HAVE NOT BEEN PLEDGED BEFORE. 

WHETHER YOU HAVE PLEDGED OR NOT PLEASE SEND US YOUR DONATIONS.

And please make checks out to Saving Sweet Briar.

If you have any questions or forgot how much you actually pledged please call Elizabeth Smith at the Saving Sweet Briar campaign office in Atlanta at  (404) 832 – 9210

For more information on donating please go to https://savingsweetbriar.com

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Check out WWW.SBC.EDU and WWW.SBC2POINT0.ORG for Sweet Briar information

and

HTTP://WWW.SBC.EDU/NEWS for the latest Sweet Briar news.

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Check out HTTP://SBC.EDU/ACADEMICS/SWEET-INFORMATION for course selection, programs, professors and more.

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NEWS

Sweet Briar

College names Pam DeWeese intermim dean

http://sbc.edu/news/academics/college-names-pam-deweese-interim-dean/

Saving Sweet Briar reaches $8.5 million mark in promised installments to the college

http://www.roanoke.com/news/virginia/saving-sweet-briar-reaches-m-mark-in-promised-installments-to/article_354da286-65f2-53a2-b4e1-76c3bb65ae08.html

Higher education – like a fire bell in the night (Feel free to comment)

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/dr-brian-c-mitchell/higher-education-like-a-f_b_7878304.html

Nonprofit colleges take up a new subject – default

http://www.thedeal.com/content/restructuring/nonprofit-colleges-take-up-a-new-subject-default.php

7 things you need to know to start your Monday

http://www.wdbj7.com/news/7-things-to-know/7-things-you-need-to-know-to-start-your-monday/34370940

Standout first baseman excited to remain a Vixen

http://www.newsadvance.com/nelson_county_times/sports/standout-first-baseman-excited-to-remain-a-vixen/article_b5372a8e-30bb-11e5-b182-a7eb4ce65ecd.html?TNNoMobile

Students and potential SBC students:

There are 3 different kinds of forms available to fill out for SBC Admissions:

1- Student Intent to Return To Sweet Briar College Form:
http://discover.sbc.edu/readmissionapplication.php

* all financial aid received in 2014-2015 will be honored
2 – Students previously admitted for the fall of 2015

http://discover.sbc.edu/previouslyadmittedapplication.php
3 – New students interested in applying for the fall of 2015

(including scholarships applications. Letter of recommendation needed & personal statement required)

http://discover.sbc.edu/newstudentapplication.php

Please share this with any other returning, new, or prospective students.  Thank you

Liberal Arts

What is a 21st Century liberal education?

http://www.aacu.org/leap/what-is-a-liberal-education

There is value in liberal arts education, employers say

http://www.usnews.com/news/college-of-tomorrow/articles/2014/09/22/there-is-value-in-liberal-arts-education-employers-say

STEM

Do I belong?  Gender, peer group and STEM achievement

http://genderandset.open.ac.uk/index.php/genderandset/article/viewFile/405/672

Dr. Mayasari Lim, SE3D – Education on 3D Bioprinting

http://biotechin.asia/2015/07/28/dr-mayasari-lim-education-on-3d-bioprinting/

Emirati women proving an inspiration in UAE’s technology sector

http://www.thenational.ae/business/the-life/emirati-women-proving-an-inspiration-in-uaes-technology-sector

5-day Bridgewater state STEM camp focused on girls

http://easton.wickedlocal.com/article/20150727/NEWS/150727117

AACC professor selected for national STEM award

http://www.eyeonannapolis.net/2015/07/27/aacc-professor-selected-for-national-stem-award/

Tech city – diversity issues can’t be ignored

http://www.hackneygazette.co.uk/news/tech_city_diversity_issues_can_t_be_ignored_1_4170756

Why America’s obsession with STEM education can be dangerous

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/why-stem-wont-make-us-successful/2015/03/26/5f4604f2-d2a5-11e4-ab77-9646eea6a4c7_story.html

Farming and Sustainability

Organic farming at Evergreen State College

http://evergreen.edu/organicfarm/

College organic farming programs grows

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/08/15/college-organic-farming-p_n_926946.html

Colleges dig into sustainable dining

http://www.universitybusiness.com/article/digging-sustainability

Other

Washington and Lee concludes $542 million campaign

http://news.blogs.wlu.edu/2015/07/15/washington-and-lee-concludes-542-million-campaign/

Four professors awarded tenure at USF

http://usfsm.edu/blog/four-usf-sarasota-manatee-professors-awarded-tenure/

UA part of national team to receive $110 Million to launch photonics institute

http://uanews.org/story/ua-part-of-national-team-to-receive-110m-to-launch-photonics-institute

Mt. Blue among public schools wooing foreign students

http://www.sunjournal.com/news/franklin-maine/2015/07/27/mt-blue-among-public-schools-wooing-students-overseas/1751874

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VIDEO

Sweet Briar College welcomes prospective students

http://www.nbc29.com/story/29643832/sweet-briar-college-welcomes-prospective-students

We are Sweet Briar

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JhGGYGJT_Lo

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WRITERS WANTED

Now is a good time to write op-ed’s to different news papers to keep Sweet Briar in the spotlight .  Here is a great list of newspapers and their submission information.  GO!

http://www.theopedproject.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=47&Itemid=65

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VOLUNTEER AT SWEET BRIAR

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Sweet Work Days: Volunteering at Sweet Briar College

WEEK 1

July 27 – July 31

Week one of volunteering will focus on the east side of campus. The Entrance, drive, gatehouse, inn/conference center, bistro 2/ hostel, traffic circle, admissions house.

For Week 1 sign up here:

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080d49acad2a1-sweet

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WEEK 2

August 3-7

Week two of volunteering will focus on central campus. Lots of painting, landscaping, and weeding.

For Week 2 sign up here:

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080d49acad2a1-sweet2

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WEEK 3

August 10-14

Week three of volunteering will focus on The Barn, The Boat House, and The Art Barn – painting, cleaning, sewing, and easy upholstery.

For WEEK 3 sign up here:

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080d49acad2a1-sweet3

-For those with professional skills, please mention in task area

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 CONTESTS

I know that there are plenty of Vixens out there with a lot of creativity.  Here is your chance to show your talent.

YouTube Recruitment Video Contest

– from Dan Gottlieb –

Hello, all. In the service of helping recruit students, I am holding a video competition.

Contest Rules:

  1. The task is to create your own YouTube recruitment videos. Find a way to tell people why they should come to Sweet Briar this fall.
  1. A FB page is set up to post videos:  https://www.facebook.com/groups/SBCGrassrootsVids/.  Please also post links to videos on my wall (and anywhere else you’d like, of course).
  1. The winner will be the person whose video has generated the most hits by 11:59 pm on 7/31.

First prize is an original short piece (around 1-2 min) composed for you by former-but-hopefully-also-future Sweet Briar music professor and contemporary classical composer Josh Harris. For those who don’t know him, Josh is an excellent composer. My secret hope is that by keeping Sweet Briar on his mind, he will find his way back. I guess the hope isn’t secret anymore.

Fine print:  Winning video must be determined to fill the mission of the contest. If there is dispute, a panel will be convened in total opacity to pass judgment. Prize will take time to create (most likely 6-12 months). This is grassroots and not an official contest of Sweet Briar College, which has no role in this. Please no padding your hits.

Contest entries to date (in reverse order received):

  1. Fight For Sweet Briar – http://youtu.be/k_8j7NXmp9E
  2. We Are Sweet Briar College – http://youtu.be/JhGGYGJT_Lo
  3. Sweet Briar College Saving Sweet Briar Fight Song –http://youtu.be/8Qr-YAoeS9s

(starts with 880 views)

Non-contest videos:

John Ashbrook – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Iakwn_RiyT8

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And for those who are better in writing than video taping – another contest from Claudia Chang

News Paper Competition: Why I choose Sweet Briar Competition

from Claudia Chang-

In order to get first-year and transfer students to consider Sweet Briar College, I am holding a newspaper article competition (this idea came from Glenn Stone and Dan Gottlieb). Please write about our own personal experiences, what makes SBC such a great college for women, why a young person would want to consider us for the fall semester of 2015, or another idea (riding, major, sports, land, etc) to recruit students. [side note – might be good but not necessary to mention that Sweet Briar will remain open forever so that people realize it, and/or perhaps something about admissions is currently accepting applications.]

Competition ends August 15.

  1. The task is to write an article, opinion piece, or letter to the editor. Most opinion pieces and letters to the editors are 300 words or less. Find a way to tell people why they should come to Sweet Briar this fall.
  2. Submit your letter and get it printed in your newspaper.
  3. Please post links to your newspaper article on the ‘you went to Sweet Briar’ FB page, and please ‘type in’ the names of Claudia Chang and Kim Cool in your post so that will see the article.
  4. Competition ends August 15.
  5. The winners will be chosen by Claudia, Kim, and other guest judges after August 15. Prizes for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place are IKAT scarves from Central Asia. These are hand-woven scarves – these will be sent by Claudia Chang who is completing research there this fall.

Fine print:  Winning letters must be determined to fill the mission of the contest. This is grassroots and not an official contest of Sweet Briar College, which has no role in this.

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ALUMNAE ASSOCIATION

The Sweet Briar Alumnae Association

would like to honor our new leadership and welcome Mrs Cherrill Stone, President Stone’s

 wife, and make her an honorary vixen…

The plans include a Sweet Briar charm and Spa certificate to be presented in late September.

If interested in making a donation please contact Amy via email or pm

 amyjross@yahoo.com.

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FUNDRAISER AND EVENTS

If you have a fundraiser that has not yet been published on this page please reply to this email or PM me on the VIXEN WATCH Facebook page.  Please make sure you have  proper contact info, also for people who are not on Facebook. And don’t forget to add the last day of the campaign. Thank you.

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Just a reminder – this is a very easy way to contribute to Saving Sweet Briar – sign up with Amazon Smiles and 0.5% will go to Saving Sweet Briar

www.smile.amazon.com

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Lots of Back to School Events

Sweet Briar College Alumnae Association

BACK TO SCHOOL

Let’s send new and returning VIxens back to campus with lots of love and good wishes!

Club Presidents are asked to contact Cady Thomas, Regional Chair, to coordinate a local Back To School event! Cady and team, in conjunction with Admissions, will help in determining which local students are new or returning.

Email invitations, contact lists, and technical help are available for a speedy ramp-up!

Are you part of a new local or regional group formed since March 3rd and want to continue as an official part of the SBC Alumnae Network? Join us for this nationwide campaign of Sweet Briar spirit on August 16th!

Send an email to hello@sweetbriaralumnae.org to get started!

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Central Florida Alumnae will meet on August 2 at 4:00 PM

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The Alfond Inn at Rollins College

300 East New England Avenue
Winter Park, FL 32789

Contact:
407.998.8090 telephone
407.998.8091 fax

abateman3714@msn.com

It is really off campus and took the place of the old Langford Hotel except it is totally new

We are meeting in the bar , lounge veranda area next to the restaurant. If people wish , they can proceed in to supper.

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Nantucket Gathering

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Sunday, August 9 at 6pm

Calling all SBC visitors to Nantucket, if you are on island for this time, please contact us at 917 576 2586 and come!!
Message me if you for more info!
Mary Cowell Sharpe class of 1979

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The Alumnae Club of Connecticut is hosting a Back To School Event

Sunday, August 9th at 1:00 PM

 at

Plaza Azteca Newington

3260 Berlin Tpke,

Newington, Connecticut 06111

Calling all alumnae, current students, prospective students, parents, and friends!

Please join us for a Back to School event celebrating the saving of Sweet Briar College and the beginning of the Fall Semester!

Come enjoy some music from a live Mariachi band while getting to know your fellow Sweet Briar sisters and answering questions from young women who are interested in joining the sisterhood that is Sweet Briar in an informal setting.

Please RSVP by Wednesday, August 5th at

https://www.facebook.com/events/957070377686832/

*If you know of anyone who may be interested in attending Sweet Briar in the coming years, please invite them to join us.

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REDWOOD CITY, CA

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RSVP 415 218 3021

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ATLANTA, GA

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RSVP 940 632 9828

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Discover the artist in you and paint Sweet Briar House “Fun”draiser

Sign up for Richmond’s next Saving Sweet Briar “Fun”draiser on

Sunday, August 16 from 2 to 4pm at the Richmond Wine and Design location

Only 25 slots left!!

Connect with your  Sweet Briar sisters and friends while creating your own painting of Sweet Briar House!

SWEET BRIAR HOUSE

Cost is $45, with proceeds going to Saving Sweet Briar.

You may bring your own wine, but all food must be purchased from Wine and Design.

 Alumnae from other regions, family and friends are welcome — the more the merrier!

 The maximum for the event is 60, so be sure to register soon!  Register using the link below.  

When registering for this class, please click on the BLUE BUTTON on the left and complete the Registration form:

http://www.wineanddesign.com/calendar/view_event.php?eventID=55686&date=2015-08-16&calendarID=19

When:  Sunday, August 16, 2015

When:  2-4pm

Where:  Wine and Design – Richmond

2707 West Broad Street | Richmond, VA 23220

Phone: 804-359-9149

Questions:  Contact organizer, Katie Niemeier at katie.niemeier@gmail.com.

Submitted by Edie McRee Bowles

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Support Sweet Briar with The Beach Boys

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Virginia Historical Society Conference

Doing Local History:  Surviving the Presence, Planning for the Future

Saturday, September 12 from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Cost:  $25 per person

For more information please go to

http://www.vahistorical.org/attend-event/programs-and-activities/social-events/doing-local-history-surviving-present-and

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SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA, CA

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Get yours while they last!!!!

refectory

Beautiful framed and matted 8″x 10″ print of the Refectory by Sweet Briar’s own French Impressionist,

Jill Steenhuis

Only $30

FREE SHIPPING

100% OF THE PROCEEDS WILL GO DIRECTLY TO RESTORING SWEET BRIAR.

Contact Ellen Weintraub to order

sbcgirl@yahoo.com

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Winter is coming – get your pink and green infinity scarves – a portion of the proceeds will benefit Sweet Briar

https://www.etsy.com/listing/241929363/beautiful-pink-and-green-hand-crocheted

Beautiful pink and green hand crocheted cowl neck infinity scarf

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Sweet Briar Swag with the traditional crest.  15% of the proceeds will benefit Sweet Briar

http://fineartamerica.com/featured/sweet-briar-crest-classic-maria-elena-ferran.html

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Beautiful handmade prints in bright colors for sale – and the great things is – 100% of the proceeds will go to Sweet Briar.

https://www.etsy.com/shop/SweetlySassy?ref=hdr_shop_menu

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Maureen Baggett

I am donating 25% of my royalties from this book in 2015 to Saving Sweet Briar and 25% thereafter to the Sweet Briar endowment. It’s a nice conversation starter between you and your granddaughter.http://www.amazon.com/Nanas-Wish-Maureen

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From Heather Pigg

I just wanted to let you all know that I have Sweet Briar merchandise for sale in my Redbubble shop. A portion of the proceeds that I receive from the purchase of the items with the Vixen on them will go towards a donation to Saving Sweet Briar, Inc.
Here are the 2 designs I have currently, and if anyone has any ideas for more, I would love to hear them!

http://www.redbubble.com/people/lettersbheather/works/15550363-sweet-briar-vixens-watercolor-state?ref=recent-owner

http://www.redbubble.com/people/lettersbheather/works/15550393-sbc-vixens-lilly-pulitzer-state?ref=recent-owner

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From Joan Dabney Clickner

We are now able to offer the Crispen Vixen (I like to call it the Victory Vixen) as sterling silver or 14K gold jewelry! Link to pendant is below, but we can also make a brooch, earrings, cuff, keychain, etc. 20% of proceeds will go to rebuilding Sweet Briar

VIXEN JEWELRY2

http://www.formiadesign.com/product/crispen-vixen-pendant/

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Customized Coolers by Genny Kelley- 10% of proceeds go to Saving Sweet Briar

https://www.etsy.com/shop/VirginiaPrep?ref=hdr_shop_menu

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Buy your note cards, prints, gift cards designed by Katherine Orr and help save Sweet Briar.  https://squareup.com/market/katorriginal-inc

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Several fundraiser from Amy Campbell and the class of ’97  Buy a commemorative key and tag for a student and for each key you purchase you have a chance to win cow tag 154.

http://sbc1997.com/index.php/shop-fundraisers%23!/Commemorative-Key-&-Message-for-Student-s/p/51990525/category=13035041#!/Commemorative-Key-&-Message-for-Student-s/p/51990525/category=13035041

Donate $19.92 or more and receive this great sticker

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Just send your receipt to Amy at Holla@sbc1997.com

For more information check at https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10152944544301373&set=gm.1120343394647382&type=1&theater

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Posted by Jennifer Frost Holden

My friend and colleague, Laura Lenhert, is working on pottery again, so those of you who were interested may now contact her and place your orders. What a great way to commemorate 7/2/15! She can duplicate what she so graciously created for me, or, you can send her a photo of what you would like, and she can do that for you. I have had her do fraternity/sorority houses for my kids, houses, and even my daughter’s bridal bouquet as a wedding gift. She can also personalize on the back. Laura will make a contribution to SSB at a later date based on the number of orders that either reference my name, or SSB. I encourage you to reach out to Laura:
email Laura: potterybylaura@yahoo.com

website: www.potterybylaura.com

Platters (like below): $50
Square platters: $45
Round Ornaments: $15

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=1460964177550613&set=a.1402596550054043.1073741827.100009111352166&type=1&theater

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From Katherine Morse

I am thrilled to say that I will Always make a 20% donation to Sweet Briar College from all sales in the gallery of Sweet Briar from katherine-morse.artistwebsites.com

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FIND THESE AND OTHER FINE GOODS BY SWEET BRIAR ALUMNAE WITH PROCEEDS GOING TO SWEET BRIAR AT

https://www.facebook.com/Sweetbriaralumnaegoods?fref=ts

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VIXENS HELPING VIXENS

A CALL FOR HELP FROM SARAH BETZ BUCCIERO

A Sweet Briar alumna needs our help!

Kaeden, the daughter of Gwendolyn Hickey Babcock ’95 was hospitalized in April for seizures that cause respiratory arrest and paralysis. She spent two weeks in the hospital – much of it in ICU – and was in two different hospitals. She was making progress but the seizures continued in June and caused her to be hospitalized again. She has been at Hershey’s Med in PA and now has been transferred to Kennedy Krieger in Baltimore for six weeks of rehab.

She is currently staying at the Ronald McDonald house.  However, as you all know medical bills will be outrageous even with a good insurance plan.

So please donate at

http://www.gofundme.com/kaeden

to help them with their medical bills.  Any amount is appreciated.

From Sarah – Thank you all in advance for your kindness and for generosity. I know first hand how difficult it is to be in a new city and hospital with a sick child. But I also know how incredibly important it is to feel the love of your Sweet Briar sisters!

((HUGS!!))

Sarah

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Please vote for Lisa Aumiller a Sweet Briar alumna.  Lisa has the chance of becoming THE BEST VETERINARIAN and we all can help her.   You just have to vote once every day to help her.

http://www.americasfavoriteveterinarian.org/finalists/2015-finalists/dr.-lisa-aumiller/?back=Finalists

Here are the details:

Sweet Briar Vixens!! Please take the time to review this and possibly vote…..I graduated Sweet Briar in 1996 and In case you dont know SBC has an amazing acceptance into veterinary schools. It is a total guerilla marketing move….but consider helping make a SBC grad America’s Favorite Veterinarian. If I win I will be a national spokesperson for the AVMF for 1 year AND SURE AS SHOOTIN’ I will parade Sweet Briar as‪#‎MyTopCollege

Intrigued? Here is the scoop! Thanks Ladies!

Please vote daily until September 1st and Please Share!

I was lucky enough to be nominated as 1 of the 20 vets for America’s Favorite Veterinarian by the American Veterinary Medical Foundation. This is the charitable arm of the AVMA. I am the only NJ vet, one of two mobile vets AND the ONLY Sweet Briar graduate (Holla Holla) . This would be great recognition for HousePaws Mobile Veterinary Service and all we do for the community. If I win I get to be the national spokesperson for the AVMF for one year AND I get bragging rights. This would be so huge if a mobile vet one! Please vote and share!!

‪#‎HomeIsWhereYourVetIs ‪#‎HousePawsRules ‪#‎DrLisaAllTheWay‪#‎SweetBriarCollege ‪#‎ThatsHowWeRoll

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From Felicia Bernstein

Please vote for Rose’s Fund for Animals-(best charity) We won in 2012 and 2013- since we don’t spend money on ads we do rely on word of mouth. Thank you

The time to vote is now! The highly-anticipated Asbury Park Press’ annual Best of the Best competition is open for voting.

VOTE: Asbury Park Press Best of the Best contest

Roses Fund for Animals won in 2012 and 2013 and came in second 2014. Lets win in 2015

http://app.secondstreetapp.com/l/Asbury-Park-Press-Monmouth-Best-of-the-Best-2015-1

Click on ‘Charitable Organization’- write in or choose Roses fund for Animals

Thank you- please vote as often as you can

Best Of 2015 – Asbury Park Press

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Calling all former Vixen ATHLETES!!! As part of 2.0 work – I am leading an effort to reach out to anyone that played a varsity sport(s) at Sweet Briar. We are looking to continue to collect history, photos, memories of your experiences as a student athlete. As well as try and engage you in the future of athletics at Sweet Briar through volunteering your skills in multiple areas.

Please PM me or e-mail me

krolczykc@yahoo.com

with your info and interest in helping join our Vixen Alumnae Athletics team!!
Holla Holla,
Cathy Cummings Krolczyk’95

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Our fellow alumna, Kim Cool, who is working on coffee book still needs your help.  Please send high quality photos AND comments of Sweet Briar, its history, and the events of the past months. Anyone who contributes will be credited in the book.  She is currently working on a coffee table book which she plans to sell for $25 with all proceeds going to restore Sweet Briar.

Kim is asking especially for some photos with the pink dogwoods in bloom, some from Monument Hill of the campus, and some of a May Day weekend with the hoop skirts, etc.

Please send high resolution color photos of SBC any era and any majors or activities to

Kcoolone@aol.com

100 percent of proceeds to SBC…I want as many alumnae involved as possible because that is what it took to save Sweet Briar and we want the world to know how special we are.  Everyone who contributes photos or comments will be credited.  Please help…Books are my business and I want this to be the best of all because it is for Sweet Briar.

Kim Cool 1962

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VIXEN DEN

Welcome to The Vixen Den run by a team of committed alumnae called The Vixen Task Force. Our mission is to spread love and happiness on the Sweet Briar College campus to students and the entire community. We plan general campus happiness activities and promote school spirit at athletic events. Campus happiness can take several forms: food trucks, care packages, community building, dorm deliveries and for athletic events…”vixen treats”.

http://vixenathletics.com/information/vixen_den

Donation info www.PayPal.com to campushappiness@gmail.com

Thanks

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VIXENS CONNECT

Kristine Brown ’99 is wondering:

Does anyone know alum Natalie Liberi???? She was a senior when was a freshman in1995. She was my Italian tutor and moved to Korea does anyone communicate with her Or know how I can contact her????? I just found a lovely letter she wrote to me when I was studying abroad and I’m dying to reconnect with her. Vixens anyone……???? Let me know. Kristine.(Bria)Brown class of 1999

VIXEN WATCH FOR TUESDAY, JULY 28, 2015

VIXEN WATCH FOR MONDAY, JULY 27, 2015

It is Monday, July 27, 2015

Have a wonderful week!

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PLEASE CONVERT YOUR PLEDGES INTO DONATIONS AS SOON AS POSSIBLE. 

WE STILL HAVE TO RAISE $3.5 MILLION BY SEPTEMBER 2.

PLEASE NOTE THAT  ALL DONATIONS ARE WELCOME EVEN IF THEY HAVE NOT BEEN PLEDGED BEFORE. 

WHETHER YOU HAVE PLEDGED OR NOT PLEASE SEND US YOUR DONATIONS.

And please make checks out to Saving Sweet Briar.

If you have any questions or forgot how much you actually pledged please call Elizabeth Smith at the Saving Sweet Briar campaign office in Atlanta at  (404) 832 – 9210

For more information on donating please go to https://savingsweetbriar.com

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Check out WWW.SBC.EDU and WWW.SBC2POINT0.ORG for Sweet Briar information

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Check out HTTP://SBC.EDU/ACADEMICS/SWEET-INFORMATION for course selection, programs, professors and more.

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NEWS

Sweet Briar

Saving Sweet Briar reaches fundraising milestone ahead of schedule

http://www.wdbj7.com/news/local/lynchburg-bedford/saving-sweet-briar-reaches-fundraising-milestone-ahead-of-schedule/34370556

Saving Sweet Briar pays 2nd  $3.5 million payment early

http://wsls.com/2015/07/26/saving-sweet-briar-pays-2nd-3-5-million-payment-early/

Letter: Bright future ahead for Sweet Briar

http://www.berkshireeagle.com/letters/ci_28540843/letter-bright-future-ahead-sweet-briar

Lynchburg area college plan special tours, sessions for private college week

http://www.newsadvance.com/news/local/lynchburg-area-colleges-plan-special-tours-sessions-for-private-college/article_3fb5c166-33dc-11e5-bf35-7f367dd1373c.html

Are women’s colleges better than coed?

http://www.sbc.edu/ai/are-womens-colleges-better-co-ed-schools

Students and potential SBC students:

There are 3 different kinds of forms available to fill out for SBC Admissions:

1- Student Intent to Return To Sweet Briar College Form:
http://discover.sbc.edu/readmissionapplication.php

* all financial aid received in 2014-2015 will be honored
2 – Students previously admitted for the fall of 2015

http://discover.sbc.edu/previouslyadmittedapplication.php
3 – New students interested in applying for the fall of 2015

(including scholarships applications. Letter of recommendation needed & personal statement required)

http://discover.sbc.edu/newstudentapplication.php

Please share this with any other returning, new, or prospective students.  Thank you

 STEM

New study into lack of women in TECH: it’s not the men’s fault

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2015/07/27/new_study_into_lack_of_women_in_tech_its_not_the_mens_fault/

Why the STEM gender gap is overblown

http://www.pbs.org/newshour/making-sense/truth-women-stem-careers/

Women in STEM – a gender gap in innovation

http://www.esa.doc.gov/sites/default/files/womeninstemagaptoinnovation8311.pdf

STEM women – summer of sexism – blunders, blow-ups, and backlash

http://www.stemwomen.net/

Gender bias in science and tech is an issue not confined to Hong Kong

http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/education-community/article/1843857/gender-bias-science-and-tech-issue-not-confined

Higher tenured women face difficulties in pay, representation gap

http://www.i4u.com/2015/07/93587/higher-ed-tenured-women-face-difficulties-pay-representation-gap

Higher tenured women find facetime failing

http://www.i4u.com/2015/07/93589/higher-ed-tenured-women-find-facetime-failing

Farming and Sustainability

Mobil solar generators available at no cost for universities

https://cleantechnica.com/2015/07/27/mobile-solar-generators-available-at-no-cost-for-universities/

Snapshot: he boils water to keep campus warm

http://www.kenoshanews.com/news/snapshot_he_boils_water_to_keep_campus_warm_483695785.html

Other

How unemployment rates shift choices of majors

http://www.insidehighered.com/news/2015/07/27/study-documents-how-shifts-unemployment-rates-lead-shifts-college-majors

4 ways top colleges are recruiting international students

https://www.youvisit.com/virtual-tours/blog/4-ways-top-schools-are-recruiting-international-students/

State universities paying agents to recruit foreign students

http://pinetreewatchdog.org/state-universities-paying-agents-to-recruit-international-students/

Making social media work for international student recruitment

http://www.uversity.com/blog/making-social-media-work-for-international-student-recruitment/

Heads of top prep school paid nearly $450,000 per year

https://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/2015/07/26/heads-top-prep-schools-paid-nearly-year/IyNsxiSaKc588yi0ZFOUWI/story.html

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VOLUNTEER AT SWEET BRIAR

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 Sweet Work Days: Volunteering at Sweet Briar College

WEEK 1

July 27 – July 31

Week one of volunteering will focus on the east side of campus. The Entrance, drive, gatehouse, inn/conference center, bistro 2/ hostel, traffic circle, admissions house.

For Week 1 sign up here:

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080d49acad2a1-sweet

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WEEK 2

August 3-7

Week two of volunteering will focus on central campus. Lots of painting, landscaping, and weeding.

For Week 2 sign up here:

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080d49acad2a1-sweet2

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WEEK 3

August 10-14

Week three of volunteering will focus on The Barn, The Boat House, and The Art Barn – painting, cleaning, sewing, and easy upholstery.

For WEEK 3 sign up here:

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080d49acad2a1-sweet3

-For those with professional skills, please mention in task area

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 CONTESTS

I know that there are plenty of Vixens out there with a lot of creativity.  Here is your chance to show your talent.

YouTube Recruitment Video Contest

– from Dan Gottlieb –

Hello, all. In the service of helping recruit students, I am holding a video competition.

Contest Rules:

  1. The task is to create your own YouTube recruitment videos. Find a way to tell people why they should come to Sweet Briar this fall.
  1. A FB page is set up to post videos:  https://www.facebook.com/groups/SBCGrassrootsVids/.  Please also post links to videos on my wall (and anywhere else you’d like, of course).
  1. The winner will be the person whose video has generated the most hits by 11:59 pm on 7/31.

First prize is an original short piece (around 1-2 min) composed for you by former-but-hopefully-also-future Sweet Briar music professor and contemporary classical composer Josh Harris. For those who don’t know him, Josh is an excellent composer. My secret hope is that by keeping Sweet Briar on his mind, he will find his way back. I guess the hope isn’t secret anymore.

Fine print:  Winning video must be determined to fill the mission of the contest. If there is dispute, a panel will be convened in total opacity to pass judgment. Prize will take time to create (most likely 6-12 months). This is grassroots and not an official contest of Sweet Briar College, which has no role in this. Please no padding your hits.

Contest entries to date (in reverse order received):

  1. Fight For Sweet Briar – http://youtu.be/k_8j7NXmp9E
  2. We Are Sweet Briar College – http://youtu.be/JhGGYGJT_Lo
  3. Sweet Briar College Saving Sweet Briar Fight Song –http://youtu.be/8Qr-YAoeS9s

(starts with 880 views)

Non-contest videos:

John Ashbrook – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Iakwn_RiyT8

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And for those who are better in writing than video taping – another contest from Claudia Chang

News Paper Competition: Why I choose Sweet Briar Competition

from Claudia Chang-

In order to get first-year and transfer students to consider Sweet Briar College, I am holding a newspaper article competition (this idea came from Glenn Stone and Dan Gottlieb). Please write about our own personal experiences, what makes SBC such a great college for women, why a young person would want to consider us for the fall semester of 2015, or another idea (riding, major, sports, land, etc) to recruit students. [side note – might be good but not necessary to mention that Sweet Briar will remain open forever so that people realize it, and/or perhaps something about admissions is currently accepting applications.]

Competition ends August 15.

  1. The task is to write an article, opinion piece, or letter to the editor. Most opinion pieces and letters to the editors are 300 words or less. Find a way to tell people why they should come to Sweet Briar this fall.
  2. Submit your letter and get it printed in your newspaper.
  3. Please post links to your newspaper article on the ‘you went to Sweet Briar’ FB page, and please ‘type in’ the names of Claudia Chang and Kim Cool in your post so that will see the article.
  4. Competition ends August 15.
  5. The winners will be chosen by Claudia, Kim, and other guest judges after August 15. Prizes for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place are IKAT scarves from Central Asia. These are hand-woven scarves – these will be sent by Claudia Chang who is completing research there this fall.

Fine print:  Winning letters must be determined to fill the mission of the contest. This is grassroots and not an official contest of Sweet Briar College, which has no role in this.

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ALUMNAE ASSOCIATION

The Sweet Briar Alumnae Association

would like to honor our new leadership and welcome Mrs Cherrill Stone, President Stone’s

 wife, and make her an honorary vixen…

The plans include a Sweet Briar charm and Spa certificate to be presented in late September.

If interested in making a donation please contact Amy via email or pm

 amyjross@yahoo.com.

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FUNDRAISER AND EVENTS

If you have a fundraiser that has not yet been published on this page please reply to this email or PM me on the VIXEN WATCH Facebook page.  Please make sure you have  proper contact info, also for people who are not on Facebook. And don’t forget to add the last day of the campaign. Thank you.

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Just a reminder – this is a very easy way to contribute to Saving Sweet Briar – sign up with Amazon Smiles and 0.5% will go to Saving Sweet Briar

www.smile.amazon.com

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Lots of Back to School Events

Sweet Briar College Alumnae Association

BACK TO SCHOOL

Let’s send new and returning VIxens back to campus with lots of love and good wishes!

Club Presidents are asked to contact Cady Thomas, Regional Chair, to coordinate a local Back To School event! Cady and team, in conjunction with Admissions, will help in determining which local students are new or returning.

Email invitations, contact lists, and technical help are available for a speedy ramp-up!

Are you part of a new local or regional group formed since March 3rd and want to continue as an official part of the SBC Alumnae Network? Join us for this nationwide campaign of Sweet Briar spirit on August 16th!

Send an email to hello@sweetbriaralumnae.org to get started!

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Central Florida Alumnae will meet on August 2 at 4:00 PM

The Alfond Inn at Rollins College

300 East New England Avenue
Winter Park, FL 32789

Contact:
407.998.8090 telephone
407.998.8091 fax

abateman3714@msn.com

It is really off campus and took the place of the old Langford Hotel except it is totally new

We are meeting in the bar , lounge veranda area next to the restaurant. If people wish , they can proceed in to supper.

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Nantucket Gathering

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Sunday, August 9 at 6pm

Calling all SBC visitors to Nantucket, if you are on island for this time, please contact us at 917 576 2586 and come!!
Message me if you for more info!
Mary Cowell Sharpe class of 1979

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The Alumnae Club of Connecticut is hosting a Back To School Event

Sunday, August 9th at 1:00 PM

 at

Plaza Azteca Newington

3260 Berlin Tpke,

Newington, Connecticut 06111

Calling all alumnae, current students, prospective students, parents, and friends!

Please join us for a Back to School event celebrating the saving of Sweet Briar College and the beginning of the Fall Semester!

Come enjoy some music from a live Mariachi band while getting to know your fellow Sweet Briar sisters and answering questions from young women who are interested in joining the sisterhood that is Sweet Briar in an informal setting.

Please RSVP by Wednesday, August 5th at

https://www.facebook.com/events/957070377686832/

*If you know of anyone who may be interested in attending Sweet Briar in the coming years, please invite them to join us.

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REDWOOD CITY, CA

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RSVP 415 218 3021

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ATLANTA, GA

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RSVP 940 632 9828

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Discover the artist in you and paint Sweet Briar House “Fun”draiser

Sign up for Richmond’s next Saving Sweet Briar “Fun”draiser on

Sunday, August 16 from 2 to 4pm at the Richmond Wine and Design location

Only 25 slots left!!

Connect with your  Sweet Briar sisters and friends while creating your own painting of Sweet Briar House!

SWEET BRIAR HOUSE

Cost is $45, with proceeds going to Saving Sweet Briar.

You may bring your own wine, but all food must be purchased from Wine and Design.

 Alumnae from other regions, family and friends are welcome — the more the merrier!

 The maximum for the event is 60, so be sure to register soon!  Register using the link below.  

When registering for this class, please click on the BLUE BUTTON on the left and complete the Registration form:

http://www.wineanddesign.com/calendar/view_event.php?eventID=55686&date=2015-08-16&calendarID=19

When:  Sunday, August 16, 2015

When:  2-4pm

Where:  Wine and Design – Richmond

2707 West Broad Street | Richmond, VA 23220

Phone: 804-359-9149

Questions:  Contact organizer, Katie Niemeier at katie.niemeier@gmail.com.

Submitted by Edie McRee Bowles

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Support Sweet Briar with The Beach Boys

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Virginia Historical Society Conference

Doing Local History:  Surviving the Presence, Planning for the Future

Saturday, September 12 from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Cost:  $25 per person

For more information please go to

http://www.vahistorical.org/attend-event/programs-and-activities/social-events/doing-local-history-surviving-present-and

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SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA, CA

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Get yours while they last!!!!

refectory

Beautiful framed and matted 8″x 10″ print of the Refectory by Sweet Briar’s own French Impressionist,

Jill Steenhuis

Only $30

FREE SHIPPING

100% OF THE PROCEEDS WILL GO DIRECTLY TO RESTORING SWEET BRIAR.

Contact Ellen Weintraub to order

sbcgirl@yahoo.com

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 Sweet Briar Swag with the traditional crest.  15% of the proceeds will benefit Sweet Briar

http://fineartamerica.com/featured/sweet-briar-crest-classic-maria-elena-ferran.html

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Beautiful handmade prints in bright colors for sale – and the great things is – 100% of the proceeds will go to Sweet Briar.

https://www.etsy.com/shop/SweetlySassy?ref=hdr_shop_menu

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Maureen Baggett

I am donating 25% of my royalties from this book in 2015 to Saving Sweet Briar and 25% thereafter to the Sweet Briar endowment. It’s a nice conversation starter between you and your granddaughter.http://www.amazon.com/Nanas-Wish-Maureen

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From Heather Pigg

I just wanted to let you all know that I have Sweet Briar merchandise for sale in my Redbubble shop. A portion of the proceeds that I receive from the purchase of the items with the Vixen on them will go towards a donation to Saving Sweet Briar, Inc.
Here are the 2 designs I have currently, and if anyone has any ideas for more, I would love to hear them!

http://www.redbubble.com/people/lettersbheather/works/15550363-sweet-briar-vixens-watercolor-state?ref=recent-owner

http://www.redbubble.com/people/lettersbheather/works/15550393-sbc-vixens-lilly-pulitzer-state?ref=recent-owner

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From Joan Dabney Clickner

We are now able to offer the Crispen Vixen (I like to call it the Victory Vixen) as sterling silver or 14K gold jewelry! Link to pendant is below, but we can also make a brooch, earrings, cuff, keychain, etc. 20% of proceeds will go to rebuilding Sweet Briar

VIXEN JEWELRY2

http://www.formiadesign.com/product/crispen-vixen-pendant/

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Customized Coolers by Genny Kelley- 10% of proceeds go to Saving Sweet Briar

https://www.etsy.com/shop/VirginiaPrep?ref=hdr_shop_menu

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Buy your note cards, prints, gift cards designed by Katherine Orr and help save Sweet Briar.  https://squareup.com/market/katorriginal-inc

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Several fundraiser from Amy Campbell and the class of ’97  Buy a commemorative key and tag for a student and for each key you purchase you have a chance to win cow tag 154.

http://sbc1997.com/index.php/shop-fundraisers%23!/Commemorative-Key-&-Message-for-Student-s/p/51990525/category=13035041#!/Commemorative-Key-&-Message-for-Student-s/p/51990525/category=13035041

Donate $19.92 or more and receive this great sticker

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Just send your receipt to Amy at Holla@sbc1997.com

For more information check at https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10152944544301373&set=gm.1120343394647382&type=1&theater

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Posted by Jennifer Frost Holden

My friend and colleague, Laura Lenhert, is working on pottery again, so those of you who were interested may now contact her and place your orders. What a great way to commemorate 7/2/15! She can duplicate what she so graciously created for me, or, you can send her a photo of what you would like, and she can do that for you. I have had her do fraternity/sorority houses for my kids, houses, and even my daughter’s bridal bouquet as a wedding gift. She can also personalize on the back. Laura will make a contribution to SSB at a later date based on the number of orders that either reference my name, or SSB. I encourage you to reach out to Laura:
email Laura: potterybylaura@yahoo.com

website: www.potterybylaura.com

Platters (like below): $50
Square platters: $45
Round Ornaments: $15

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=1460964177550613&set=a.1402596550054043.1073741827.100009111352166&type=1&theater

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From Katherine Morse

I am thrilled to say that I will Always make a 20% donation to Sweet Briar College from all sales in the gallery of Sweet Briar from katherine-morse.artistwebsites.com

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FIND THESE AND OTHER FINE GOODS BY SWEET BRIAR ALUMNAE WITH PROCEEDS GOING TO SWEET BRIAR AT

https://www.facebook.com/Sweetbriaralumnaegoods?fref=ts

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VIXENS HELPING VIXENS

A CALL FOR HELP FROM SARAH BETZ BUCCIERO

A Sweet Briar alumna needs our help!

Kaeden, the daughter of Gwendolyn Hickey Babcock ’95 was hospitalized in April for seizures that cause respiratory arrest and paralysis. She spent two weeks in the hospital – much of it in ICU – and was in two different hospitals. She was making progress but the seizures continued in June and caused her to be hospitalized again. She has been at Hershey’s Med in PA and now has been transferred to Kennedy Krieger in Baltimore for six weeks of rehab.

She is currently staying at the Ronald McDonald house.  However, as you all know medical bills will be outrageous even with a good insurance plan.

So please donate at

http://www.gofundme.com/kaeden

to help them with their medical bills.  Any amount is appreciated.

From Sarah – Thank you all in advance for your kindness and for generosity. I know first hand how difficult it is to be in a new city and hospital with a sick child. But I also know how incredibly important it is to feel the love of your Sweet Briar sisters!

((HUGS!!))

Sarah

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Please vote for Lisa Aumiller a Sweet Briar alumna.  Lisa has the chance of becoming THE BEST VETERINARIAN and we all can help her.   You just have to vote once every day to help her.

http://www.americasfavoriteveterinarian.org/finalists/2015-finalists/dr.-lisa-aumiller/?back=Finalists

Here are the details:

Sweet Briar Vixens!! Please take the time to review this and possibly vote…..I graduated Sweet Briar in 1996 and In case you dont know SBC has an amazing acceptance into veterinary schools. It is a total guerilla marketing move….but consider helping make a SBC grad America’s Favorite Veterinarian. If I win I will be a national spokesperson for the AVMF for 1 year AND SURE AS SHOOTIN’ I will parade Sweet Briar as‪#‎MyTopCollege

Intrigued? Here is the scoop! Thanks Ladies!

Please vote daily until September 1st and Please Share!

I was lucky enough to be nominated as 1 of the 20 vets for America’s Favorite Veterinarian by the American Veterinary Medical Foundation. This is the charitable arm of the AVMA. I am the only NJ vet, one of two mobile vets AND the ONLY Sweet Briar graduate (Holla Holla) . This would be great recognition for HousePaws Mobile Veterinary Service and all we do for the community. If I win I get to be the national spokesperson for the AVMF for one year AND I get bragging rights. This would be so huge if a mobile vet one! Please vote and share!!

‪#‎HomeIsWhereYourVetIs ‪#‎HousePawsRules ‪#‎DrLisaAllTheWay‪#‎SweetBriarCollege ‪#‎ThatsHowWeRoll

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From Felicia Bernstein

Please vote for Rose’s Fund for Animals-(best charity) We won in 2012 and 2013- since we don’t spend money on ads we do rely on word of mouth. Thank you

The time to vote is now! The highly-anticipated Asbury Park Press’ annual Best of the Best competition is open for voting.

VOTE: Asbury Park Press Best of the Best contest

Roses Fund for Animals won in 2012 and 2013 and came in second 2014. Lets win in 2015

http://app.secondstreetapp.com/l/Asbury-Park-Press-Monmouth-Best-of-the-Best-2015-1

Click on ‘Charitable Organization’- write in or choose Roses fund for Animals

Thank you- please vote as often as you can

Best Of 2015 – Asbury Park Press

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Calling all former Vixen ATHLETES!!! As part of 2.0 work – I am leading an effort to reach out to anyone that played a varsity sport(s) at Sweet Briar. We are looking to continue to collect history, photos, memories of your experiences as a student athlete. As well as try and engage you in the future of athletics at Sweet Briar through volunteering your skills in multiple areas.

Please PM me or e-mail me

krolczykc@yahoo.com

with your info and interest in helping join our Vixen Alumnae Athletics team!!
Holla Holla,
Cathy Cummings Krolczyk’95

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Our fellow alumna, Kim Cool, who is working on coffee book still needs your help.  Please send high quality photos AND comments of Sweet Briar, its history, and the events of the past months. Anyone who contributes will be credited in the book.  She is currently working on a coffee table book which she plans to sell for $25 with all proceeds going to restore Sweet Briar.

Kim is asking especially for some photos with the pink dogwoods in bloom, some from Monument Hill of the campus, and some of a May Day weekend with the hoop skirts, etc.

Please send high resolution color photos of SBC any era and any majors or activities to

Kcoolone@aol.com

100 percent of proceeds to SBC…I want as many alumnae involved as possible because that is what it took to save Sweet Briar and we want the world to know how special we are.  Everyone who contributes photos or comments will be credited.  Please help…Books are my business and I want this to be the best of all because it is for Sweet Briar.

Kim Cool 1962

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VIXEN DEN

Welcome to The Vixen Den run by a team of committed alumnae called The Vixen Task Force. Our mission is to spread love and happiness on the Sweet Briar College campus to students and the entire community. We plan general campus happiness activities and promote school spirit at athletic events. Campus happiness can take several forms: food trucks, care packages, community building, dorm deliveries and for athletic events…”vixen treats”.

http://vixenathletics.com/information/vixen_den

Donation info www.PayPal.com to campushappiness@gmail.com

Thanks

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VIXENS CONNECT

Kristine Brown ’99 is wondering:

Does anyone know alum Natalie Liberi???? She was a senior when was a freshman in1995. She was my Italian tutor and moved to Korea does anyone communicate with her Or know how I can contact her????? I just found a lovely letter she wrote to me when I was studying abroad and I’m dying to reconnect with her. Vixens anyone……???? Let me know. Kristine.(Bria)Brown class of 1999

VIXEN WATCH FOR MONDAY, JULY 27, 2015

VIXEN WATCH FOR SUNDAY, JULY 26, 2015

Happy Sunday!

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PLEASE CONVERT YOUR PLEDGES INTO DONATIONS AS SOON AS POSSIBLE. 

WE STILL HAVE TO RAISE $3.5 MILLION BY SEPTEMBER 2.

PLEASE NOTE THAT  ALL DONATIONS ARE WELCOME EVEN IF THEY HAVE NOT BEEN PLEDGED BEFORE. 

WHETHER YOU HAVE PLEDGED OR NOT PLEASE SEND US YOUR DONATIONS.

And please make checks out to Saving Sweet Briar.

If you have any questions or forgot how much you actually pledged please call Elizabeth Smith at the Saving Sweet Briar campaign office in Atlanta at  (404) 832 – 9210

For more information on donating please go to https://savingsweetbriar.com

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Check out WWW.SBC.EDU and WWW.SBC2POINT0.ORG for Sweet Briar information

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Check out HTTP://SBC.EDU/ACADEMICS/SWEET-INFORMATION for course selection, programs, professors and more.

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NEWS

Sweet Briar

Saving Sweet Briar pays second installment of $3.5 Million early

http://wsls.com/2015/07/26/saving-sweet-briar-pays-2nd-3-5-million-payment-early/

Saving Sweet Briar reaches it’s $8.5 Million mark in promised installments to the college

http://www.newsadvance.com/news/saving-sweet-briar-transfers-second-installment-to-college-total-to/article_fbcf90b6-32f6-11e5-9577-b3ac6bd7b117.html

From Leighann White

Wouldn’t it be cool to have this site be dedicated to more than the seven sisters?

https://www.mtholyoke.edu/media/seven-sisters-site-chronicles-women-higher-ed

Students and potential SBC students:

There are 3 different kinds of forms available to fill out for SBC Admissions:

1- Student Intent to Return To Sweet Briar College Form:
http://discover.sbc.edu/readmissionapplication.php

* all financial aid received in 2014-2015 will be honored
2 – Students previously admitted for the fall of 2015

http://discover.sbc.edu/previouslyadmittedapplication.php
3 – New students interested in applying for the fall of 2015

(including scholarships applications. Letter of recommendation needed & personal statement required)

http://discover.sbc.edu/newstudentapplication.php

Please share this with any other returning, new, or prospective students.  Thank you

 Liberal Arts

Workforce needs employees with liberal arts background

http://www.sctimes.com/story/opinion/2015/07/25/workforce-needs-employees-liberal-arts-background/30673973/

Why study Liberal Arts

http://www.uni.edu/reineke/whystudyla.htm

What is Liberal Arts education and why is it important today?

https://www.purchase.edu/sharedmedia/advisingcenter/greene%20-%20what%20is%20a%20liberal%20arts%20education%20and%20why%20is%20it%20important%20today.pdf

The value of liberal arts education in today’s global marketplace

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/edward-j-ray/the-value-of-a-liberal-arts-education_b_3647765.html

Why top tech CEO’s want employees with liberal arts education

http://www.fastcompany.com/3034947/the-future-of-work/why-top-tech-ceos-want-employees-with-liberal-arts-degrees

Don’t forget the importance of liberal arts

http://www.indystar.com/story/opinion/columnists/2015/05/31/forget-importance-liberal-arts/28272343/

STEM

STEMulating program held at boys and girls’ club

http://www.valdostadailytimes.com/news/local_news/stem-ulating-program-held-at-boys-girls-club/article_fa38ff82-3272-11e5-8eb8-fb4040280413.html

Winthrop help women, minorities succeed in STEM careers

http://www.heraldonline.com/news/local/education/winthrop-news/article28715467.html

I spoke to a bunch of 8th graders about getting more women in STEM.  What they said surprised me

https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/i-spoke-bunch-8th-graders-getting-more-women-stem-what-rachel-swaby

Two day camp preps lowcountry girls for a career in STEM

http://www.live5news.com/story/29631198/two-day-camp-preps-lowcountry-girls-for-stem-careers

Farming and Sustainability

12 of the most healthy and sustainable college cafeteria

http://www.goodhousekeeping.com/home/g2126/greenest-college-cafeterias-4608093/

Institutional versus outsourcing dining services

http://www.csuaoa.org/conference/docs/2013/Jan18_Wilkie_InstitutionalVsOutsourcing.pdf

Local foods:  from farm to college and university food service

https://www.extension.iastate.edu/NR/rdonlyres/B0D64A49-9FA9-410E-849A-31865EFECE91/65253/manuscript2004003final_version.pdf

Campus dining – more universities serving healthier foods

http://www.todaysdietitian.com/newarchives/050113p18.shtml

Creating a culture of sustainability

http://www.hermanmiller.com/hm/content/research_summaries/wp_Campus_Sustain.pdf

5 sustainability colleges leading the way in diversity

http://www.sustainabilitydegrees.com/blog/sustainability-colleges-leading-the-way-in-diversity/

Other

Will Wichita State’s nearly $2 Million recruitment investment boost enrollment?

http://www.kansas.com/news/local/article28720096.html

Online education is here to stay

http://www.thehindu.com/features/education/college-and-university/online-education-is-here-to-stay/article7464376.ece

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VOLUNTEER AT SWEET BRIAR

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Sweet Work Days: Volunteering at Sweet Briar College

WEEK 1

July 27 – July 31

Week one of volunteering will focus on the east side of campus. The Entrance, drive, gatehouse, inn/conference center, bistro 2/ hostel, traffic circle, admissions house.

For Week 1 sign up here:

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080d49acad2a1-sweet

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WEEK 2

August 3-7

Week two of volunteering will focus on central campus. Lots of painting, landscaping, and weeding.

For Week 2 sign up here:

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080d49acad2a1-sweet2

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WEEK 3

August 10-14

Week three of volunteering will focus on The Barn, The Boat House, and The Art Barn – painting, cleaning, sewing, and easy upholstery.

For WEEK 3 sign up here:

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080d49acad2a1-sweet3

-For those with professional skills, please mention in task area

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 CONTESTS

I know that there are plenty of Vixens out there with a lot of creativity.  Here is your chance to show your talent.

YouTube Recruitment Video Contest

– from Dan Gottlieb –

Hello, all. In the service of helping recruit students, I am holding a video competition.

Contest Rules:

  1. The task is to create your own YouTube recruitment videos. Find a way to tell people why they should come to Sweet Briar this fall.
  1. A FB page is set up to post videos:  https://www.facebook.com/groups/SBCGrassrootsVids/.  Please also post links to videos on my wall (and anywhere else you’d like, of course).
  1. The winner will be the person whose video has generated the most hits by 11:59 pm on 7/31.

First prize is an original short piece (around 1-2 min) composed for you by former-but-hopefully-also-future Sweet Briar music professor and contemporary classical composer Josh Harris. For those who don’t know him, Josh is an excellent composer. My secret hope is that by keeping Sweet Briar on his mind, he will find his way back. I guess the hope isn’t secret anymore.

Fine print:  Winning video must be determined to fill the mission of the contest. If there is dispute, a panel will be convened in total opacity to pass judgment. Prize will take time to create (most likely 6-12 months). This is grassroots and not an official contest of Sweet Briar College, which has no role in this. Please no padding your hits.

Contest entries to date (in reverse order received):

  1. Fight For Sweet Briar – http://youtu.be/k_8j7NXmp9E
  2. We Are Sweet Briar College – http://youtu.be/JhGGYGJT_Lo
  3. Sweet Briar College Saving Sweet Briar Fight Song –http://youtu.be/8Qr-YAoeS9s

(starts with 880 views)

Non-contest videos:

John Ashbrook – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Iakwn_RiyT8

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And for those who are better in writing than video taping – another contest from Claudia Chang

News Paper Competition: Why I choose Sweet Briar Competition

from Claudia Chang-

In order to get first-year and transfer students to consider Sweet Briar College, I am holding a newspaper article competition (this idea came from Glenn Stone and Dan Gottlieb). Please write about our own personal experiences, what makes SBC such a great college for women, why a young person would want to consider us for the fall semester of 2015, or another idea (riding, major, sports, land, etc) to recruit students. [side note – might be good but not necessary to mention that Sweet Briar will remain open forever so that people realize it, and/or perhaps something about admissions is currently accepting applications.]

Competition ends August 15.

  1. The task is to write an article, opinion piece, or letter to the editor. Most opinion pieces and letters to the editors are 300 words or less. Find a way to tell people why they should come to Sweet Briar this fall.
  2. Submit your letter and get it printed in your newspaper.
  3. Please post links to your newspaper article on the ‘you went to Sweet Briar’ FB page, and please ‘type in’ the names of Claudia Chang and Kim Cool in your post so that will see the article.
  4. Competition ends August 15.
  5. The winners will be chosen by Claudia, Kim, and other guest judges after August 15. Prizes for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place are IKAT scarves from Central Asia. These are hand-woven scarves – these will be sent by Claudia Chang who is completing research there this fall.

Fine print:  Winning letters must be determined to fill the mission of the contest. This is grassroots and not an official contest of Sweet Briar College, which has no role in this.

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ALUMNAE ASSOCIATION

The Sweet Briar Alumnae Association

would like to honor our new leadership and welcome Mrs Cherrill Stone, President Stone’s

wife, and make her an honorary vixen…

The plans include a Sweet Briar charm and Spa certificate to be presented in late September.

If interested in making a donation please contact Amy via email or pm

amyjross@yahoo.com.

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FUNDRAISER AND EVENTS

If you have a fundraiser that has not yet been published on this page please reply to this email or PM me on the VIXEN WATCH Facebook page.  Please make sure you have  proper contact info, also for people who are not on Facebook. And don’t forget to add the last day of the campaign. Thank you.

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Just a reminder – this is a very easy way to contribute to Saving Sweet Briar – sign up with Amazon Smiles and 0.5% will go to Saving Sweet Briar

www.smile.amazon.com

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Lots of Back to School Events

BACK TO SCHOOL

Sweet Briar College Alumnae Association

Let’s send new and returning VIxens back to campus with lots of love and good wishes!

Club Presidents are asked to contact Cady Thomas, Regional Chair, to coordinate a local Back To School event! Cady and team, in conjunction with Admissions, will help in determining which local students are new or returning.

Email invitations, contact lists, and technical help are available for a speedy ramp-up!

Are you part of a new local or regional group formed since March 3rd and want to continue as an official part of the SBC Alumnae Network? Join us for this nationwide campaign of Sweet Briar spirit on August 16th!

Send an email to hello@sweetbriaralumnae.org to get started!

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Central Florida Alumnae will meet on August 2 at 4:00 PM

The Alfond Inn at Rollins College

300 East New England Avenue
Winter Park, FL 32789

Contact:
407.998.8090 telephone
407.998.8091 fax

abateman3714@msn.com

It is really off campus and took the place of the old Langford Hotel except it is totally new

We are meeting in the bar , lounge veranda area next to the restaurant. If people wish , they can proceed in to supper.

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Nantucket Gathering

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Sunday, August 9 at 6pm

Calling all SBC visitors to Nantucket, if you are on island for this time, please contact us at 917 576 2586 and come!!
Message me if you for more info!
Mary Cowell Sharpe class of 1979

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The Alumnae Club of Connecticut is hosting a Back To School Event

Sunday, August 9th at 1:00 PM

 at

Plaza Azteca Newington

3260 Berlin Tpke,

Newington, Connecticut 06111

Calling all alumnae, current students, prospective students, parents, and friends!

Please join us for a Back to School event celebrating the saving of Sweet Briar College and the beginning of the Fall Semester!

Come enjoy some music from a live Mariachi band while getting to know your fellow Sweet Briar sisters and answering questions from young women who are interested in joining the sisterhood that is Sweet Briar in an informal setting.

Please RSVP by Wednesday, August 5th at

https://www.facebook.com/events/957070377686832/

*If you know of anyone who may be interested in attending Sweet Briar in the coming years, please invite them to join us.

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REDWOOD CITY, CA

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RSVP 415 218 3021

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ATLANTA, GA

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RSVP 940 632 9828

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Discover the artist in you and paint Sweet Briar House “Fun”draiser

Sign up for Richmond’s next Saving Sweet Briar “Fun”draiser on

Sunday, August 16 from 2 to 4pm at the Richmond Wine and Design location

Only 25 slots left!!

Connect with your  Sweet Briar sisters and friends while creating your own painting of Sweet Briar House!

SWEET BRIAR HOUSE

Cost is $45, with proceeds going to Saving Sweet Briar.

You may bring your own wine, but all food must be purchased from Wine and Design.

 Alumnae from other regions, family and friends are welcome — the more the merrier!

 The maximum for the event is 60, so be sure to register soon!  Register using the link below.  

When registering for this class, please click on the BLUE BUTTON on the left and complete the Registration form:

http://www.wineanddesign.com/calendar/view_event.php?eventID=55686&date=2015-08-16&calendarID=19

When:  Sunday, August 16, 2015

When:  2-4pm

Where:  Wine and Design – Richmond

2707 West Broad Street | Richmond, VA 23220

Phone: 804-359-9149

Questions:  Contact organizer, Katie Niemeier at katie.niemeier@gmail.com.

Submitted by Edie McRee Bowles

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Virginia Historical Society Conference

Doing Local History:  Surviving the Presence, Planning for the Future

Saturday, September 12 from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Cost:  $25 per person

For more information please go to

http://www.vahistorical.org/attend-event/programs-and-activities/social-events/doing-local-history-surviving-present-and

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SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA, CA

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Get yours while they last!!!!

refectory

Beautiful framed and matted 8″x 10″ print of the Refectory by Sweet Briar’s own French Impressionist,

Jill Steenhuis

Only $30

FREE SHIPPING

100% OF THE PROCEEDS WILL GO DIRECTLY TO RESTORING SWEET BRIAR.

Contact Ellen Weintraub to order

sbcgirl@yahoo.com

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 Sweet Briar Swag with the traditional crest.  15% of the proceeds will benefit Sweet Briar

http://fineartamerica.com/featured/sweet-briar-crest-classic-maria-elena-ferran.html

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Beautiful handmade prints in bright colors for sale – and the great things is – 100% of the proceeds will go to Sweet Briar.

https://www.etsy.com/shop/SweetlySassy?ref=hdr_shop_menu

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Maureen Baggett

I am donating 25% of my royalties from this book in 2015 to Saving Sweet Briar and 25% thereafter to the Sweet Briar endowment. It’s a nice conversation starter between you and your granddaughter.http://www.amazon.com/Nanas-Wish-Maureen

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From Heather Pigg

I just wanted to let you all know that I have Sweet Briar merchandise for sale in my Redbubble shop. A portion of the proceeds that I receive from the purchase of the items with the Vixen on them will go towards a donation to Saving Sweet Briar, Inc.
Here are the 2 designs I have currently, and if anyone has any ideas for more, I would love to hear them!

http://www.redbubble.com/people/lettersbheather/works/15550363-sweet-briar-vixens-watercolor-state?ref=recent-owner

http://www.redbubble.com/people/lettersbheather/works/15550393-sbc-vixens-lilly-pulitzer-state?ref=recent-owner

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From Joan Dabney Clickner

We are now able to offer the Crispen Vixen (I like to call it the Victory Vixen) as sterling silver or 14K gold jewelry! Link to pendant is below, but we can also make a brooch, earrings, cuff, keychain, etc. 20% of proceeds will go to rebuilding Sweet Briar

VIXEN JEWELRY2

http://www.formiadesign.com/product/crispen-vixen-pendant/

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Customized Coolers by Genny Kelley- 10% of proceeds go to Saving Sweet Briar

https://www.etsy.com/shop/VirginiaPrep?ref=hdr_shop_menu

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Buy your note cards, prints, gift cards designed by Katherine Orr and help save Sweet Briar.  https://squareup.com/market/katorriginal-inc

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Several fundraiser from Amy Campbell and the class of ’97  Buy a commemorative key and tag for a student and for each key you purchase you have a chance to win cow tag 154.

http://sbc1997.com/index.php/shop-fundraisers%23!/Commemorative-Key-&-Message-for-Student-s/p/51990525/category=13035041#!/Commemorative-Key-&-Message-for-Student-s/p/51990525/category=13035041

Donate $19.92 or more and receive this great sticker

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Just send your receipt to Amy at Holla@sbc1997.com

For more information check at https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10152944544301373&set=gm.1120343394647382&type=1&theater

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Posted by Jennifer Frost Holden

My friend and colleague, Laura Lenhert, is working on pottery again, so those of you who were interested may now contact her and place your orders. What a great way to commemorate 7/2/15! She can duplicate what she so graciously created for me, or, you can send her a photo of what you would like, and she can do that for you. I have had her do fraternity/sorority houses for my kids, houses, and even my daughter’s bridal bouquet as a wedding gift. She can also personalize on the back. Laura will make a contribution to SSB at a later date based on the number of orders that either reference my name, or SSB. I encourage you to reach out to Laura:
email Laura: potterybylaura@yahoo.com

website: www.potterybylaura.com

Platters (like below): $50
Square platters: $45
Round Ornaments: $15

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=1460964177550613&set=a.1402596550054043.1073741827.100009111352166&type=1&theater

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From Katherine Morse

I am thrilled to say that I will Always make a 20% donation to Sweet Briar College from all sales in the gallery of Sweet Briar from katherine-morse.artistwebsites.com

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FIND THESE AND OTHER FINE GOODS BY SWEET BRIAR ALUMNAE WITH PROCEEDS GOING TO SWEET BRIAR AT

https://www.facebook.com/Sweetbriaralumnaegoods?fref=ts

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VIXENS HELPING VIXENS

A CALL FOR HELP FROM SARAH BETZ BUCCIERO

A Sweet Briar alumna needs our help!

Kaeden, the daughter of Gwendolyn Hickey Babcock ’95 was hospitalized in April for seizures that cause respiratory arrest and paralysis. She spent two weeks in the hospital – much of it in ICU – and was in two different hospitals. She was making progress but the seizures continued in June and caused her to be hospitalized again. She has been at Hershey’s Med in PA and now has been transferred to Kennedy Krieger in Baltimore for six weeks of rehab.

She is currently staying at the Ronald McDonald house.  However, as you all know medical bills will be outrageous even with a good insurance plan.

So please donate at

http://www.gofundme.com/kaeden

to help them with their medical bills.  Any amount is appreciated.

From Sarah – Thank you all in advance for your kindness and for generosity. I know first hand how difficult it is to be in a new city and hospital with a sick child. But I also know how incredibly important it is to feel the love of your Sweet Briar sisters!

((HUGS!!))

Sarah

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Please vote for Lisa Aumiller a Sweet Briar alumna.  Lisa has the chance of becoming THE BEST VETERINARIAN and we all can help her.   You just have to vote once every day to help her.

http://www.americasfavoriteveterinarian.org/finalists/2015-finalists/dr.-lisa-aumiller/?back=Finalists

Here are the details:

Sweet Briar Vixens!! Please take the time to review this and possibly vote…..I graduated Sweet Briar in 1996 and In case you dont know SBC has an amazing acceptance into veterinary schools. It is a total guerilla marketing move….but consider helping make a SBC grad America’s Favorite Veterinarian. If I win I will be a national spokesperson for the AVMF for 1 year AND SURE AS SHOOTIN’ I will parade Sweet Briar as‪#‎MyTopCollege

Intrigued? Here is the scoop! Thanks Ladies!

Please vote daily until September 1st and Please Share!

I was lucky enough to be nominated as 1 of the 20 vets for America’s Favorite Veterinarian by the American Veterinary Medical Foundation. This is the charitable arm of the AVMA. I am the only NJ vet, one of two mobile vets AND the ONLY Sweet Briar graduate (Holla Holla) . This would be great recognition for HousePaws Mobile Veterinary Service and all we do for the community. If I win I get to be the national spokesperson for the AVMF for one year AND I get bragging rights. This would be so huge if a mobile vet one! Please vote and share!!

‪#‎HomeIsWhereYourVetIs ‪#‎HousePawsRules ‪#‎DrLisaAllTheWay‪#‎SweetBriarCollege ‪#‎ThatsHowWeRoll

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From Felicia Bernstein

Please vote for Rose’s Fund for Animals-(best charity) We won in 2012 and 2013- since we don’t spend money on ads we do rely on word of mouth. Thank you

The time to vote is now! The highly-anticipated Asbury Park Press’ annual Best of the Best competition is open for voting.

VOTE: Asbury Park Press Best of the Best contest

Roses Fund for Animals won in 2012 and 2013 and came in second 2014. Lets win in 2015

http://app.secondstreetapp.com/l/Asbury-Park-Press-Monmouth-Best-of-the-Best-2015-1

Click on ‘Charitable Organization’- write in or choose Roses fund for Animals

Thank you- please vote as often as you can

Best Of 2015 – Asbury Park Press

php.app.com

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Calling all former Vixen ATHLETES!!! As part of 2.0 work – I am leading an effort to reach out to anyone that played a varsity sport(s) at Sweet Briar. We are looking to continue to collect history, photos, memories of your experiences as a student athlete. As well as try and engage you in the future of athletics at Sweet Briar through volunteering your skills in multiple areas.

Please PM me or e-mail me

krolczykc@yahoo.com

with your info and interest in helping join our Vixen Alumnae Athletics team!!
Holla Holla,
Cathy Cummings Krolczyk’95

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Our fellow alumna, Kim Cool, who is working on coffee book still needs your help.  Please send high quality photos AND comments of Sweet Briar, its history, and the events of the past months. Anyone who contributes will be credited in the book.  She is currently working on a coffee table book which she plans to sell for $25 with all proceeds going to restore Sweet Briar.

Kim is asking especially for some photos with the pink dogwoods in bloom, some from Monument Hill of the campus, and some of a May Day weekend with the hoop skirts, etc.

Thanks

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VIXENS CONNECT

Kristine Brown ’99 is wondering:

Does anyone know alum Natalie Liberi???? She was a senior when was a freshman in1995. She was my Italian tutor and moved to Korea does anyone communicate with her Or know how I can contact her????? I just found a lovely letter she wrote to me when I was studying abroad and I’m dying to reconnect with her. Vixens anyone……???? Let me know. Kristine.(Bria)Brown class of 1999

VIXEN WATCH FOR SUNDAY, JULY 26, 2015

VIXEN WATCH FOR SATURDAY, JULY 25, 2015

Vixen Watch for email, twitter, facebook

Helloooooo  Saturday!  Enjoy your weekend. 🙂

Congratulations Sweet Briar Alumnae, Students, Faculty, Staff, Friends, Family and anyone else who has donated so far.

We have reached our goal for August 1.

Give yourselves a big pad on the shoulder.

Holla! Holla!

 – HOWEVER!

We are not yet there.  We still have to come up with $3.5 Million by September 1 to fulfill our agreement to pay $12 Million.

PLEASE CONVERT YOUR PLEDGES INTO DONATIONS AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.

PLEASE NOTE THAT  ALL DONATIONS ARE WELCOME EVEN IF THEY HAVE NOT BEEN PLEDGED BEFORE. 

WHETHER YOU HAVE PLEDGED OR NOT PLEASE SEND US YOUR DONATIONS.

And please make checks out to Saving Sweet Briar.

If you have any questions or forgot how much you actually pledged please call Elizabeth Smith at the Saving Sweet Briar campaign office in Atlanta at  (404) 832 – 9210

For more information on donating please go to https://savingsweetbriar.com

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Check out WWW.SBC.EDU and WWW.SBC2POINT0.ORG for Sweet Briar information

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Check out HTTP://SBC.EDU/ACADEMICS/SWEET-INFORMATION for course selection, programs, professors and more.

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NEWS

Sweet Briar

Here’s a turnaround plan to save a beloved college from brink of closure

http://www.businessinsider.com/r-back-from-brink-all-women-sweet-briar-college-faces-rough-road-2015-7?IR=T

College has more than just ghost chance

http://www.telegram.com/article/20150725/OPINION/150729424

Feed the Vixen – this is a petition to ask the administration to bring back the in-house dining service instead of outsourcing it.

http://www.ipetitions.com/petition/feed-the-vixens

Students and potential SBC students:

There are 3 different kinds of forms available to fill out for SBC Admissions:

1- Student Intent to Return To Sweet Briar College Form:
http://discover.sbc.edu/readmissionapplication.php

* all financial aid received in 2014-2015 will be honored
2 – Students previously admitted for the fall of 2015

http://discover.sbc.edu/previouslyadmittedapplication.php
3 – New students interested in applying for the fall of 2015

(including scholarships applications. Letter of recommendation needed & personal statement required)

http://discover.sbc.edu/newstudentapplication.php

Please share this with any other returning, new, or prospective students.  Thank you

Liberal Arts

Conference focuses on teaching finance at liberal arts college

http://newsletter.blogs.wesleyan.edu/2015/07/24/financeconference/

STEM

I can do it

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/women-in-science-wisci-girls-steam-camp/i-can-do-it_b_7865720.html

Girls in Tech – Engaging women in the tech space

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/beth-cone-kramer/girls-in-tech-engaging-wo_b_7851512.html

Girls branch out in STEM careers

http://www.stamfordadvocate.com/news/article/Stamford-girls-branch-out-in-STEM-careers-6404680.php

College Cost, Finances, Grants etc

Submitted by Deirdre Conley – Colleges’ balance sheets are looking better

http://chronicle.com/blogs/ticker/colleges-balance-sheets-are-looking-better/101607

Why small cities and colleges must embrace the knowledge economy

http://www.forbes.com/sites/dporterfield/2015/07/24/why-small-cities-and-colleges-must-embrace-the-knowledge-economy/

This college has a creative plan to make tuition cheaper

http://www.businessinsider.com/grace-college-has-a-creative-plan-to-make-tuition-cheaper-2015-7

UGA awarded $1.1 Million grant to help disadvantaged students

http://www.ipetitions.com/petition/feed-the-vixens

Private vs Public college funding

http://kimt.com/2015/07/23/private-vs-public-college-funding/

CVUSD receives grants to provide healthy snacks to students

http://www.kesq.com/news/cvusd-receives-grants-to-provide-healthy-snacks-for-students/34339186

Farming and Sustainability

Student loan forgiveness proposed for young farmers

http://www.lansingstatejournal.com/story/news/local/2015/07/24/student-loan-forgiveness-proposed-young-farmers/30618237/

Alma college to get $500,000 to study tree survival

http://www.themorningsun.com/general-news/20150705/alma-college-get-500000-to-study-tree-survival

Agri-Tourism can boost bottom line for West Virginia farmers – interesting concept

http://www.statejournal.com/story/29615735/agri-tourism-can-boost-bottom-line-for-west-virginia-farmers

Other

Georgia’s all female colleges: persistence in face of closure

http://www.redandblack.com/uganews/georgia-s-all-female-colleges-persistence-in-face-of-closures/article_41bcf7b2-30d1-11e5-9d52-7b349dce4035.html

When colleges bounce back from the brink

http://www.universitybusiness.com/article/when-colleges-bounce-back-brink

Overtime rules, salaries among issues at WKU Regent’s retreat

http://www.bgdailynews.com/news/overtime-rules-salaries-among-issues-at-wku-regents-retreat/article_485a9646-6b87-5e16-b70a-eecfaddad7e4.html

Unity’s success can be attributed to its academic niche in the fields of sustainability and environmental science

http://www.pressherald.com/2015/07/24/maines-unity-college-marks-50th-anniversary/

Vogel: IWU’s Wilson fully engaged in extended term

http://www.pantagraph.com/news/opinion/columns/vogel/vogel-iwu-s-wilson-fully-engaged-in-extended-term/article_c4fb32e4-f25d-521b-a94c-2e8ea7c58d96.html

Amid reform at College of DuPage controversial $220,000 wall comes down

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/watchdog/cod/ct-college-of-dupage-reforms-20150724-story.html#page=1

Reports show efforts to complete college in four years often a losing battle

http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/post-tribune/news/ct-ptb-indiana-college-graduation-st-0724-20150724-story.html#page=1

College ranking season is upon us

http://www.forbes.com/sites/christeare/2015/07/23/college-ranking-season-is-upon-us/

Leading women: Girls rule at all female colleges

http://mycollegeguide.org/articles/8/142/leading-women

College women are feminists her campus survey says, along with other encouraging findings

http://www.bustle.com/articles/92940-college-women-are-feminists-her-campus-survey-says-along-with-other-encouraging-findings

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TWITTER

The Twitter event for My Top College is now closed, Top colleges will be announced on July 28.  Fingers crossed.

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VOLUNTEER AT SWEET BRIAR

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Sweet Work Days: Volunteering at Sweet Briar College

WEEK 1

July 27 – July 31

Week one of volunteering will focus on the east side of campus. The Entrance, drive, gatehouse, inn/conference center, bistro 2/ hostel, traffic circle, admissions house.

For Week 1 sign up here:

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080d49acad2a1-sweet

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WEEK 2

August 3-7

Week two of volunteering will focus on central campus. Lots of painting, landscaping, and weeding.

For Week 2 sign up here:

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080d49acad2a1-sweet2

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WEEK 3

August 10-14

Week three of volunteering will focus on The Barn, The Boat House, and The Art Barn – painting, cleaning, sewing, and easy upholstery.

For WEEK 3 sign up here:

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080d49acad2a1-sweet3

-For those with professional skills, please mention in task area

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 CONTESTS

I know that there are plenty of Vixens out there with a lot of creativity.  Here is your chance to show your talent.

YouTube Recruitment Video Contest

– from Dan Gottlieb –

Hello, all. In the service of helping recruit students, I am holding a video competition.

Contest Rules:

  1. The task is to create your own YouTube recruitment videos. Find a way to tell people why they should come to Sweet Briar this fall.
  1. A FB page is set up to post videos:  https://www.facebook.com/groups/SBCGrassrootsVids/.  Please also post links to videos on my wall (and anywhere else you’d like, of course).
  1. The winner will be the person whose video has generated the most hits by 11:59 pm on 7/31.

First prize is an original short piece (around 1-2 min) composed for you by former-but-hopefully-also-future Sweet Briar music professor and contemporary classical composer Josh Harris. For those who don’t know him, Josh is an excellent composer. My secret hope is that by keeping Sweet Briar on his mind, he will find his way back. I guess the hope isn’t secret anymore.

Fine print:  Winning video must be determined to fill the mission of the contest. If there is dispute, a panel will be convened in total opacity to pass judgment. Prize will take time to create (most likely 6-12 months). This is grassroots and not an official contest of Sweet Briar College, which has no role in this. Please no padding your hits.

Contest entries to date (in reverse order received):

  1. Fight For Sweet Briar – http://youtu.be/k_8j7NXmp9E
  2. We Are Sweet Briar College – http://youtu.be/JhGGYGJT_Lo
  3. Sweet Briar College Saving Sweet Briar Fight Song –http://youtu.be/8Qr-YAoeS9s

(starts with 880 views)

Non-contest videos:

John Ashbrook – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Iakwn_RiyT8

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And for those who are better in writing than video taping – another contest from Claudia Chang

News Paper Competition: Why I choose Sweet Briar Competition

from Claudia Chang-

In order to get first-year and transfer students to consider Sweet Briar College, I am holding a newspaper article competition (this idea came from Glenn Stone and Dan Gottlieb). Please write about our own personal experiences, what makes SBC such a great college for women, why a young person would want to consider us for the fall semester of 2015, or another idea (riding, major, sports, land, etc) to recruit students. [side note – might be good but not necessary to mention that Sweet Briar will remain open forever so that people realize it, and/or perhaps something about admissions is currently accepting applications.]

Competition ends August 15.

  1. The task is to write an article, opinion piece, or letter to the editor. Most opinion pieces and letters to the editors are 300 words or less. Find a way to tell people why they should come to Sweet Briar this fall.
  2. Submit your letter and get it printed in your newspaper.
  3. Please post links to your newspaper article on the ‘you went to Sweet Briar’ FB page, and please ‘type in’ the names of Claudia Chang and Kim Cool in your post so that will see the article.
  4. Competition ends August 15.
  5. The winners will be chosen by Claudia, Kim, and other guest judges after August 15. Prizes for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place are IKAT scarves from Central Asia. These are hand-woven scarves – these will be sent by Claudia Chang who is completing research there this fall.

Fine print:  Winning letters must be determined to fill the mission of the contest. This is grassroots and not an official contest of Sweet Briar College, which has no role in this.

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ALUMNAE ASSOCIATION

The Sweet Briar Alumnae Association

would like to honor our new leadership and welcome Mrs Cherrill Stone, President Stone’s

 wife, and make her an honorary vixen…

The plans include a Sweet Briar charm and Spa certificate to be presented in late September.

If interested in making a donation please contact Amy via email or pm

 amyjross@yahoo.com.

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FUNDRAISER AND EVENTS

If you have a fundraiser that has not yet been published on this page please reply to this email or PM me on the VIXEN WATCH Facebook page.  Please make sure you have  proper contact info, also for people who are not on Facebook. And don’t forget to add the last day of the campaign. Thank you.

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Just a reminder – this is a very easy way to contribute to Saving Sweet Briar – sign up with Amazon Smiles and 0.5% will go to Saving Sweet Briar

www.smile.amazon.com

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Lots of Back to School Events

BACK TO SCHOOL

Sweet Briar College Alumnae Association

Let’s send new and returning VIxens back to campus with lots of love and good wishes!

Club Presidents are asked to contact Cady Thomas, Regional Chair, to coordinate a local Back To School event! Cady and team, in conjunction with Admissions, will help in determining which local students are new or returning.

Email invitations, contact lists, and technical help are available for a speedy ramp-up!

Are you part of a new local or regional group formed since March 3rd and want to continue as an official part of the SBC Alumnae Network? Join us for this nationwide campaign of Sweet Briar spirit on August 16th!

Send an email to hello@sweetbriaralumnae.org to get started!

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Central Florida Alumnae will meet on August 2 at 4:00 PM

The Alfond Inn at Rollins College

300 East New England Avenue
Winter Park, FL 32789

Contact:
407.998.8090 telephone
407.998.8091 fax

abateman3714@msn.com

It is really off campus and took the place of the old Langford Hotel except it is totally new

We are meeting in the bar , lounge veranda area next to the restaurant. If people wish , they can proceed in to supper.

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Nantucket Gathering

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Sunday, August 9 at 6pm

Calling all SBC visitors to Nantucket, if you are on island for this time, please contact us at 917 576 2586 and come!!
Message me if you for more info!
Mary Cowell Sharpe class of 1979

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The Alumnae Club of Connecticut is hosting a Back To School Event

Sunday, August 9th at 1:00 PM

 at

Plaza Azteca Newington

3260 Berlin Tpke,

Newington, Connecticut 06111

Calling all alumnae, current students, prospective students, parents, and friends!

Please join us for a Back to School event celebrating the saving of Sweet Briar College and the beginning of the Fall Semester!

Come enjoy some music from a live Mariachi band while getting to know your fellow Sweet Briar sisters and answering questions from young women who are interested in joining the sisterhood that is Sweet Briar in an informal setting.

Please RSVP by Wednesday, August 5th at

https://www.facebook.com/events/957070377686832/

*If you know of anyone who may be interested in attending Sweet Briar in the coming years, please invite them to join us.

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REDWOOD CITY, CA

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RSVP 

415 218 3021


ATLANTA, GA

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RSVP 

940 632 9828


Discover the artist in you and paint Sweet Briar House “Fun”draiser

Sign up for Richmond’s next Saving Sweet Briar “Fun”draiser on

Sunday, August 16 from 2 to 4pm at the Richmond Wine and Design location

Only 25 slots left!!

Connect with your  Sweet Briar sisters and friends while creating your own painting of Sweet Briar House!

SWEET BRIAR HOUSE

Cost is $45, with proceeds going to Saving Sweet Briar.

You may bring your own wine, but all food must be purchased from Wine and Design.

 Alumnae from other regions, family and friends are welcome — the more the merrier!

 The maximum for the event is 60, so be sure to register soon!  Register using the link below.  

When registering for this class, please click on the BLUE BUTTON on the left and complete the Registration form:

http://www.wineanddesign.com/calendar/view_event.php?eventID=55686&date=2015-08-16&calendarID=19

When:  Sunday, August 16, 2015

When:  2-4pm

Where:  Wine and Design – Richmond

2707 West Broad Street | Richmond, VA 23220

Phone: 804-359-9149

Questions:  Contact organizer, Katie Niemeier at katie.niemeier@gmail.com.

Submitted by Edie McRee Bowles

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Virginia Historical Society Conference

Doing Local History:  Surviving the Presence, Planning for the Future

Saturday, September 12 from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Cost:  $25 per person

For more information please go to

http://www.vahistorical.org/attend-event/programs-and-activities/social-events/doing-local-history-surviving-present-and

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SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA, CA

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Get yours while they last!!!!

refectory

Beautiful framed and matted 8″x 10″ print of the Refectory by Sweet Briar’s own French Impressionist,

Jill Steenhuis

Only $30

FREE SHIPPING

100% OF THE PROCEEDS WILL GO DIRECTLY TO RESTORING SWEET BRIAR.

Contact Ellen Weintraub to order

sbcgirl@yahoo.com

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Sweet Briar Swag with the traditional crest.  15% of the proceeds will benefit Sweet Briar

http://fineartamerica.com/featured/sweet-briar-crest-classic-maria-elena-ferran.html

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Beautiful handmade prints in bright colors for sale – and the great things is – 100% of the proceeds will go to Sweet Briar.

https://www.etsy.com/shop/SweetlySassy?ref=hdr_shop_menu

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Maureen Baggett

I am donating 25% of my royalties from this book in 2015 to Saving Sweet Briar and 25% thereafter to the Sweet Briar endowment. It’s a nice conversation starter between you and your granddaughter.http://www.amazon.com/Nanas-Wish-Maureen

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From Heather Pigg

I just wanted to let you all know that I have Sweet Briar merchandise for sale in my Redbubble shop. A portion of the proceeds that I receive from the purchase of the items with the Vixen on them will go towards a donation to Saving Sweet Briar, Inc.
Here are the 2 designs I have currently, and if anyone has any ideas for more, I would love to hear them!

http://www.redbubble.com/people/lettersbheather/works/15550363-sweet-briar-vixens-watercolor-state?ref=recent-owner

http://www.redbubble.com/people/lettersbheather/works/15550393-sbc-vixens-lilly-pulitzer-state?ref=recent-owner

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From Joan Dabney Clickner

We are now able to offer the Crispen Vixen (I like to call it the Victory Vixen) as sterling silver or 14K gold jewelry! Link to pendant is below, but we can also make a brooch, earrings, cuff, keychain, etc. 20% of proceeds will go to rebuilding Sweet Briar

http://www.formiadesign.com/product/crispen-vixen-pendant/

VIXEN JEWELRY2

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Customized Coolers by Genny Kelley- 10% of proceeds go to Saving Sweet Briar

https://www.etsy.com/shop/VirginiaPrep?ref=hdr_shop_menu

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Buy your note cards, prints, gift cards designed by Katherine Orr and help save Sweet Briar.  https://squareup.com/market/katorriginal-inc

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Several fundraiser from Amy Campbell and the class of ’97  Buy a commemorative key and tag for a student and for each key you purchase you have a chance to win cow tag 154.

http://sbc1997.com/index.php/shop-fundraisers%23!/Commemorative-Key-&-Message-for-Student-s/p/51990525/category=13035041#!/Commemorative-Key-&-Message-for-Student-s/p/51990525/category=13035041

Donate $19.92 or more and receive this great sticker

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Just send your receipt to Amy at Holla@sbc1997.com

For more information check at https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10152944544301373&set=gm.1120343394647382&type=1&theater

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Posted by Jennifer Frost Holden

My friend and colleague, Laura Lenhert, is working on pottery again, so those of you who were interested may now contact her and place your orders. What a great way to commemorate 7/2/15! She can duplicate what she so graciously created for me, or, you can send her a photo of what you would like, and she can do that for you. I have had her do fraternity/sorority houses for my kids, houses, and even my daughter’s bridal bouquet as a wedding gift. She can also personalize on the back. Laura will make a contribution to SSB at a later date based on the number of orders that either reference my name, or SSB. I encourage you to reach out to Laura:
email Laura: potterybylaura@yahoo.com

website: www.potterybylaura.com

Platters (like below): $50
Square platters: $45
Round Ornaments: $15

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=1460964177550613&set=a.1402596550054043.1073741827.100009111352166&type=1&theater

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From Katherine Morse

I am thrilled to say that I will Always make a 20% donation to Sweet Briar College from all sales in the gallery of Sweet Briar from katherine-morse.artistwebsites.com

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FIND THESE AND OTHER FINE GOODS BY SWEET BRIAR ALUMNAE WITH PROCEEDS GOING TO SWEET BRIAR AT

https://www.facebook.com/Sweetbriaralumnaegoods?fref=ts

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VIXENS HELPING VIXENS

A CALL FOR HELP FROM SARAH BETZ BUCCIERO

A Sweet Briar alumna needs our help!

Kaeden, the daughter of Gwendolyn Hickey Babcock ’95 was hospitalized in April for seizures that cause respiratory arrest and paralysis. She spent two weeks in the hospital – much of it in ICU – and was in two different hospitals. She was making progress but the seizures continued in June and caused her to be hospitalized again. She has been at Hershey’s Med in PA and now has been transferred to Kennedy Krieger in Baltimore for six weeks of rehab.

She is currently staying at the Ronald McDonald house.  However, as you all know medical bills will be outrageous even with a good insurance plan.

So please donate at

http://www.gofundme.com/kaeden

to help them with their medical bills.  Any amount is appreciated.

From Sarah – Thank you all in advance for your kindness and for generosity. I know first hand how difficult it is to be in a new city and hospital with a sick child. But I also know how incredibly important it is to feel the love of your Sweet Briar sisters!

((HUGS!!))

Sarah

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Please vote for Lisa Aumiller a Sweet Briar alumna.  Lisa has the chance of becoming THE BEST VETERINARIAN and we all can help her.   You just have to vote once every day to help her.

http://www.americasfavoriteveterinarian.org/finalists/2015-finalists/dr.-lisa-aumiller/?back=Finalists

Here are the details:

Sweet Briar Vixens!! Please take the time to review this and possibly vote…..I graduated Sweet Briar in 1996 and In case you dont know SBC has an amazing acceptance into veterinary schools. It is a total guerilla marketing move….but consider helping make a SBC grad America’s Favorite Veterinarian. If I win I will be a national spokesperson for the AVMF for 1 year AND SURE AS SHOOTIN’ I will parade Sweet Briar as‪#‎MyTopCollege

Intrigued? Here is the scoop! Thanks Ladies!

Please vote daily until September 1st and Please Share!

I was lucky enough to be nominated as 1 of the 20 vets for America’s Favorite Veterinarian by the American Veterinary Medical Foundation. This is the charitable arm of the AVMA. I am the only NJ vet, one of two mobile vets AND the ONLY Sweet Briar graduate (Holla Holla) . This would be great recognition for HousePaws Mobile Veterinary Service and all we do for the community. If I win I get to be the national spokesperson for the AVMF for one year AND I get bragging rights. This would be so huge if a mobile vet one! Please vote and share!!

‪#‎HomeIsWhereYourVetIs ‪#‎HousePawsRules ‪#‎DrLisaAllTheWay‪#‎SweetBriarCollege ‪#‎ThatsHowWeRoll

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From Felicia Bernstein

Please vote for Rose’s Fund for Animals-(best charity) We won in 2012 and 2013- since we don’t spend money on ads we do rely on word of mouth. Thank you

The time to vote is now! The highly-anticipated Asbury Park Press’ annual Best of the Best competition is open for voting.

VOTE: Asbury Park Press Best of the Best contest

Roses Fund for Animals won in 2012 and 2013 and came in second 2014. Lets win in 2015

http://app.secondstreetapp.com/l/Asbury-Park-Press-Monmouth-Best-of-the-Best-2015-1

Click on ‘Charitable Organization’- write in or choose Roses fund for Animals

Thank you- please vote as often as you can

Best Of 2015 – Asbury Park Press

php.app.com

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Calling all former Vixen ATHLETES!!! As part of 2.0 work – I am leading an effort to reach out to anyone that played a varsity sport(s) at Sweet Briar. We are looking to continue to collect history, photos, memories of your experiences as a student athlete. As well as try and engage you in the future of athletics at Sweet Briar through volunteering your skills in multiple areas.

Please PM me or e-mail me

krolczykc@yahoo.com

with your info and interest in helping join our Vixen Alumnae Athletics team!!
Holla Holla,
Cathy Cummings Krolczyk’95

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Our fellow alumna, Kim Cool, who is working on coffee book still needs your help.  Please send high quality photos AND comments of Sweet Briar, its history, and the events of the past months. Anyone who contributes will be credited in the book.  She is currently working on a coffee table book which she plans to sell for $25 with all proceeds going to restore Sweet Briar.

Kim is asking especially for some photos with the pink dogwoods in bloom, some from Monument Hill of the campus, and some of a May Day weekend with the hoop skirts, etc.

Please send high resolution color photos of SBC any era and any majors or activities to

Kcoolone@aol.com

100 percent of proceeds to SBC…I want as many alumnae involved as possible because that is what it took to save Sweet Briar and we want the world to know how special we are.  Everyone who contributes photos or comments will be credited.  Please help…Books are my business and I want this to be the best of all because it is for Sweet Briar.

Kim Cool 1962

Thanks

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VIXENS CONNECT

Kristine Brown ’99 is wondering:

Does anyone know alum Natalie Liberi???? She was a senior when was a freshman in1995. She was my Italian tutor and moved to Korea does anyone communicate with her Or know how I can contact her????? I just found a lovely letter she wrote to me when I was studying abroad and I’m dying to reconnect with her. Vixens anyone……???? Let me know. Kristine.(Bria)Brown class of 1999

VIXEN WATCH FOR SATURDAY, JULY 25, 2015