VIXEN WATCH FOR FRIDAY, JULY 17, 2015

Yippee, it’s FRIDAY – HAVE A WONDERFUL WEEKEND

PLEASE CONVERT YOUR PLEDGES INTO DONATIONS AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.

We still need $650,000 to reach our goal of $8.5 Million by August 1.   Another $3.5 Million is due by September 1

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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NEWS

Sweet Briar

Sweet Briar at 300 students and counting in the run-up to the academic year

http://nonprofitquarterly.org/2015/07/16/sweet-briar-at-300-students-and-counting-in-the-run-up-to-the-academic-year/

Numbers at Sweet Briar bode well

http://www.newsadvance.com/opinion/editorials/numbers-at-sweet-briar-bode-well/article_1cc96eb8-2bf4-11e5-83ad-9fedd9353a84.html

SBC, LC host riding open house Friday

http://www.newsadvance.com/new_era_progress/news/sbc-lc-to-host-riding-open-house-friday/article_43f2d4be-2b1f-11e5-b4df-97f8485003cd.html

Liberal Arts

Robots, jobs, and the liberal arts

https://www.insidehighered.com/blogs/technology-and-learning/robots-jobs-and-liberal-arts

Cutting liberal arts undermines our cultural traditions

http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/cutting-the-liberal-arts-undermines-our-cultural-traditions/2015/06/19/2eb18eee-15f6-11e5-9ddc-e3353542100c_story.html

Liberal arts proponent fight back against the haters

http://www.payscale.com/career-news/2015/06/liberal-arts-proponents-fight-back-against-the-haters

When Belarus closed its last liberal arts school the university went into exile

http://www.pri.org/stories/2015-07-14/when-belarus-closed-its-last-liberal-arts-school-university-went-exile

Troubadour or techie?  The Liberal Arts vs STEM debate heats up

http://getschooled.blog.ajc.com/2015/03/31/troubadour-or-techie-the-liberal-arts-vs-stem-debate-ramps-up/

Why study humanities?

http://newsinfo.inquirer.net/703346/why-study-humanities

STEM

Hassan re-establishes STEM education task force

http://patch.com/new-hampshire/concord-nh/hassan-re-establishes-stem-education-task-force

Women in STEM launches lecture series

http://www.buffalo.edu/ubreporter/campus.host.html/content/shared/university/news/ub-reporter-articles/briefs/2015/07/women_stem_lecture.detail.html

Natalie Panek: Rocket scientists. Women in STEM advocate. Pilot. Aspiring astronaut

http://www.techrepublic.com/article/natalie-panek-rocket-scientist-women-in-stem-advocate-pilot-aspiring-astronaut/

Tech careers for women: Decoding the myth

http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/sarah-lawson-johnston/tech-careers-for-women_b_7784794.html

Women in Tech:  A Call to Action

https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/women-tech-call-action-brigette-mcinnis-day

Camp gives middle school girls hands on experience in engineering

http://news.berkeley.edu/2015/07/16/girls-in-engineering-camp/

Icebox Derby encourages girls to be STEM savvy

http://www.mysuburbanlife.com/2015/07/09/icebox-derby-encourages-girls-to-be-stem-savvy/ajxz5n1/

Coming soon to your TV – a female McGyver?

http://fortune.com/2015/07/16/tv-female-macgyver/

Hey CEO here’s where you can find great women to fill open board seats

http://fortune.com/2015/07/16/boardlist-women/

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TWITTER

Good news – Sweet Briar is back on top. So continue tweeting. 

We have one more week to go

Ok, Sweet Briar alumna, fellow Vixens, we still need to keep up tweeting to

#mytopcollege @sweetbriaredu

Add something really great about Sweet Briar and send it.  Adding a photo is encouraged. 

NO RE-TWEETS! They won’t count. 

GET IT? GOT IT?  GOOD!

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A MESSAGE FROM GENERAL KRULAK – BOARD MEMBER

VIXENS COME HOME!

“First off, let me introduce myself. I am General Chuck Krulak and am a former member of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, former Chairman and CEO of an International Bank, former President of Birmingham-Southern College and a current member of the Board of several Corporations and a professional sports team. MOST IMPORTANTLY, I am honored to be the Vice-Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Sweet Briar College. I mention all of this…not to demonstrate that I can’t hold a job…but rather, to show that I have had a good deal of experience over my life in a number of positions. This new position is one of the most exciting and rewarding that I have occupied. Simply put, SBC is a remarkable institution that develops women of character who go on to live lives of great significance. How can I say that? Simple!! Look what these Alumnae have done! They fought a tremendous battle in the courts and through the dint of their energy, devotion to the college, mental capacity, guts, and determination, they won!! As a retired General, I saw this take place and said to myself, “I want to be working with people like these.”

For those current students who are debating whether to come “home” to SBC or those who have been accepted and are still deciding whether to come, let me tell you what i see as the future of this wonderful school. First and foremost, I see a group of alumnae who have already determined that Sweet Briar is not going to close. They have not just talked a good fight they have put up the necessary money to win the fight. We have a great President. I know Dr. Stone…he is a remarkable man who is smart as a whip, person-oriented, kind and caring in his treatment of others, and always out and about. Believe me, you will see him all over the campus. I see a strong Board…focused on what needs to be done for the long-term health of the College. I see Faculty and Staff who are, themselves, coming “home” to SBC. This is a HUGE indicator that people do “believe.”

Each of you chose Sweet Briar at some time in the college decision process. Many of you attended…others were going to attend. If SBC was a good “fit” before, it is still a good “fit.” Come “home”…we are waiting for you and you can be sure you will get the quality education that developed the alumnae who “saved Sweet Briar.”

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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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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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Come to the

LYNCHBURG COLLEGIATE OPEN HOUSE

HARRIET ROGERS RIDING CENTER

9:00 AM TO 5:30 pm

TODAY, FRIDAY, JULY 17

for more info go to

http://sbc.edu/riding/open-houses

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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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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 chain to be presented to her during

Founders Day Weekend.

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

amyjross@yahoo.com.

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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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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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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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Discover your inner artist and paint Sweet Briar House Fundraiser

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!  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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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/

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

Bid on cow tag #80 (is anyone from the class of 1980 interested?) the auction ends on July 22 and is on EBAY.  So check it out – please go bid and spread the word!!  And, of course, as always – 100% of the proceeds will go to help rebuild Sweet Briar.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/-/261966249467

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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.  Thanks

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From  Mandi Ryan Samford

We have the ALUMNA version of the SBC crest/seal posted! Available in both hoodie or tee style in pink, green or black, it features custom artwork by the talented Bryca Brewer ’10! Proceeds to benefit SSB!

ORDER HERE: http://teespring.com/sweetbriar-seal

This campaign ends July 19, 2015

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New t-shirt campaign ends July 18

http://teespring.com/sbc-history#pid=6&cid=626&sid=back

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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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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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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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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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VIXEN WATCH FOR FRIDAY, JULY 17, 2015

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