VIXEN WATCH FOR MONDAY, AUGUST 31, 2015

Good Monday morning.

This week we will pass an important milestone in Sweet Briar history. This Wednesday is the deadline to pay $12 Million. If you haven’t fulfilled your pledge, yet, now would be a great time to do so.

A PLEA FROM SARAH CLEMENT, CHAIR 

OF SAVING SWEET BRIAR INC.

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SAVING SWEET BRIAR, INC. IS ASKING YOU TO PLEASE FULFILL YOUR PLEDGES AND MAKE YOUR DONATIONS AS SOON AS POSSIBLE!

WE ARE SO CLOSE TO REACHING OUR GOAL

WE ALREADY RAISED $11.5 MILLION

AND

HAVE $500,000 TO RAISE

IN LESS THAN A WEEK.    

And please make checks out to Saving Sweet Briar.

If you are sending checks, Saving Sweet Briar is asking you to please FEDEX them to ensure quick delivery (and tracking) to:

Saving Sweet Briar, Inc.

C/O Alexander Haas

3520 Piedmont Road

Suite 300 Atlanta, GA 30305

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

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.

Help us reach our FINAL settlement milestone by fulfilling your pledge and donating today. Thank you for your continued support of our goal to not only save Sweet Briar but ensure a continued legacy of incredible women graduates.

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

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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VOLUNTEER FOR SWEET BRIAR

Hello All-  

Please use the NEW link to sign up:H

The Alumnae Admissions Representatives/ Ambassadors are gathering!

If you are interested in representing Sweet Briar College at high

school college fairs, help recruit students at local high schools, or call prospective and accepted students please sign your name on the SBC page.

http://sbc.edu/alumdev/volunteers-needed

From Teresa Tomlinson

Everyone: Look at this awesome page. Post the reason you went to Sweet Briar. Show stakeholders the impact of their investment.

http://sbc.edu/mmc/because-you

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NEWS

Sweet Briar

Explore Engineering for highschool women at Sweet Briar

http://sbc.edu/engineering/explore-engineering-high-school-women

 Liberal Arts
Why the tech world highly values a liberal arts degree

STEM

Student Recruitment

Other

Spirit pell grant under attack federal by budget proposals

http://www.news-press.com/story/opinion/contributors/2015/08/30/spirit-pell-grant-attack-federal-budget-proposals/71442332/

Allegheny College named one of American’s coolest schools

http://www.meadvilletribune.com/community/allegheny-college-named-one-of-america-s-coolest-schools/article_9528af62-952e-5a73-b6e8-304fad482329.html

Why Silicon Valley falls short when it comes to education

Why Silicon Valley Falls Short When It Comes To Education

UNO president establishes $25,000 scholarship and other higher education news

http://www.theneworleansadvocate.com/news/13316067-123/uno-president-establishes-25000-scholarship

Opinion – Loss of UC rape survivor program troubling

http://www.cincinnati.com/story/opinion/contributors/2015/08/30/opinion-loss-uc-rape-survivor-program-troubling/71437468/

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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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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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Support us by using iGive! We’ll get free donations every time you shop at 1,649 of the most popular online stores. And, from 8/10-8/19 just visiting stores could mean an extra $100 for us. Sign up today!:

http://www.iGive.com/SavingSweetBriarInc/?p=19992&jltest=1

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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

history-surviving-present-and

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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CHICAGO, IL

Saturday, October 10 from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Chicago Yacht Club

400 E Monroe St.

Chicago, Ill 60603

(312) 861 7777

communications@chicagoyachtclub.org

Please join us in welcoming our new President, Phillip Stone, to Sweet Briar and celebrating our next 114 years! Donations of $45 per person/$80 per couple, made payable to Sweet Briar College, are suggested.

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From Debbie Thurman

Everyone, my old friend Debbie Habel, new director of Amherst’s Habitat for Humanity, is organizing a 5K benefit run that also is in honor of Saving Sweet Briar, to be run on the SBC campus Oct. 10. They are looking for some alumnae to run. Entry fee discounted. Call 434-946-9596 for more info. Their website is being updated.

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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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  By Jo Ann Dabney Clicker

Georgia’s Challenge: Make a donation to Saving Sweet Briar by Friday at 5pm and message me how much! Whoever gets closest to the secret (big or small!) magic number wins this vixen handmade by Georgia!

A beautiful children’s book inspired by the fight to save Sweet Briar

How the Vixens Saved the School

Written by Josh Mundy

Illustrated by Victoria Hang

Here is the link to Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/dp/1514641259
And here is the link to the book’s Facebook page:https://www.facebook.com/VickySavesTheSchool

We are donating 10% of all proceeds to Saving Sweet Briar.  And remember if you are with Amazon Smile even more will be donated so Saving Sweet Briar.

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  By Jo-Ann Merritt

Here’s a great glass Vixen head sun catcher made of glass.  Beautiful!  Proceeds will benefit Saving Sweet Briar.

https://squareup.com/market/joannmerritt

 

  By Margaret Williams Blout

The Sept. 1 deadline is looming and I’d love to send another Cranehill Studios donation in — 50% of each SBC item sold in my Etsy shop goes to savesweetbriar.com. Koozies, tshirts, tea towels, tote bags all make great Christmas gifts and you can get ahead of holiday shopping if you buy this weekend! www.etsy.com/shop/CranehillStudios

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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

     Donate $20 to Sweet Briar between now and September 2 for a 

chance to win cow tag #81

Do you still have five bucks left over after fulfilling your pledge to Sweet Briar? Fund one of the last few keys given to all faculty and staff next week!

http://www.sbc1997.com/index.php/shop-fundraisers#!/Commemorative-Key-for-Faculty-Staff/p/52657623/category=13035041

Commemorative Key for Faculty/Staff

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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  From Kelly Gardner Headd

[I am] so excited to see that Adornment Needlepoint has created this vixen canvas in honor of SBC’s class of 2019!! 30% of proceeds go to SBC!
Pre-order at: www.adornmentneedlepoint.com

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From Meghan Meighan

INVENTORY CLEARANCE SALE! The ‪#‎SaveSweetBriar‬ Keychain has done its job! Sweet Briar College has been saved and therefore this retired keychain is now $12 while supplies last. Get yours at MegEBespoke.etsy.com 💗💚💗💚💗💚💗💚

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A message from Myth Bayoud

Good morning fellow Vixens!
The Book Shop Working Group would love for you to post your SBC items that you have created or are in the process of creating. We want to compile a list of these fabulous items!!! Thank you so much!!

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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

  from Amy Leigh Campbell  

Vixens, I have a student that needs help purchasing textbooks for a class. If you have any Amazon gift cards laying around or would be willing to send one for this purpose, the amount is $88.65 and your help would be greatly appreciated! PM me for the email address so I can make sure we don’t double up. Thanks all.

  From Annamarie Lichtenberg  

You know you went to SBC, if you might be missing some History Department Alumnae on our Email list. We are gathering supplies: pens, pencils, markers ect. for the department.
We have received a list from one of the professors. If you would like to take part, please send me or comment your email address. We are looking for donations from $1-$5. Thanks in advance!

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  From Amy Ross Hanna

Attention Alumnae, Parents, and Friends of SBC!!!!!!

Each month you will have the opportunity to send a student, faculty member or staff a treat prepared by local pastry chef, Sandy Brooks. Each month the selections will be different. They will be boxed beautifully and delivered to campus. If interested you can contact Sandy directly (434 841 8565) or message me with your needs
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For August and September:
6 cupcakes $20
1 dozen cookies $20

You can speak to Sandy about flavors and other options for the selected treats.The price includes delivery to campus. We will need the students name and dorm information. If sending to a faculty or staff member, please include their department.
Sandy’s facebook page is: Pastry By Sandy
Holla Holla!!!!! Let’s spoil our SBC community!!!!!

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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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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

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Anna ten Bensel

Hey y’all! My few remaining crew are helping me with the rest of this documentary but we still need help! Since we are planning a box office release, we really need help funding it! Please just spread the word!! We have less than a month to ensure we hit every deadline!! Thanks to our SBC connections, we have been able to secure screens internationally for a 6 week run starting January 1, 2016 (right when seniors are looking at colleges ;D)! I’d really like all the money the film makes to go right back into Sweet Briar for future students and staff! With that being said, we still have a TON of money to raise and only 30 days to do it – so share the links, spread the love and let the show begin!!

Any questions, comments and suggestions – please feel free to direct them my way!

Interested in volunteering? Join our Facebook group The Sweet Life Documentary – crew and friends!

http://www.thesweetlifefilm.com/support..html

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FROM BROOKE LINVILLE

Hey all, I am on a proposed panel by SXSW (South By Southwest), and I could REALLY use your vote! Would you mind clicking on this link at casting your thumbs up in the upper left hand corner?! You need to create an account with SXSW, and you can only vote once, but it would be incredibly helpful and valuable to me!  Ends September 4, 2015

http://panelpicker.sxsw.com/vote/48562

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CALLING ALL ANGELS! Yes, I am here again, but we now have a new mission (and the donations will be TAX DEDUCTIBLE and COUNT towards our September GOAL!!!!!) We need to help some students out…PM me for further information, but if you have some MOOLAH lying around…feel free to complete form here smile emoticon I love you all!!!!

https://savingsweetbriar.com/alumnae-angels/

VIXEN WATCH FOR MONDAY, AUGUST 31, 2015

VIXEN WATCH FOR SUNDAY, AUGUST 30, 2015

Enjoy your Sunday. 🙂

A PLEA FROM SARAH CLEMENT, CHAIR 

OF SAVING SWEET BRIAR INC.

HTTP://US6.CAMPAIGN-ARCHIVE2.COM/?U=2FEF6F48518DB8E3B1AE5ADC6&ID=71BCB4B768&E=B736587024

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SAVING SWEET BRIAR, INC. IS ASKING YOU TO PLEASE FULFILL YOUR PLEDGES AND MAKE YOUR DONATIONS AS SOON AS POSSIBLE!

WE ARE SO CLOSE TO REACHING OUR GOAL

WE ALREADY RAISED $11.5 MILLION

AND

HAVE $500,000 TO RAISE

IN LESS THAN A WEEK.    

And please make checks out to Saving Sweet Briar.

If you are sending checks, Saving Sweet Briar is asking you to please FEDEX them to ensure quick delivery (and tracking) to:

Saving Sweet Briar, Inc.

C/O Alexander Haas

3520 Piedmont Road

Suite 300 Atlanta, GA 30305

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

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.

Help us reach our FINAL settlement milestone by fulfilling your pledge and donating today. Thank you for your continued support of our goal to not only save Sweet Briar but ensure a continued legacy of incredible women graduates.

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

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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VOLUNTEER FOR SWEET BRIAR

Hello All-  

Please use the NEW link to sign up:H

The Alumnae Admissions Representatives/ Ambassadors are gathering!

If you are interested in representing Sweet Briar College at high

school college fairs, help recruit students at local high schools, or call prospective and accepted students please sign your name on the SBC page.

http://sbc.edu/alumdev/volunteers-needed

From Teresa Tomlinson

Everyone: Look at this awesome page. Post the reason you went to Sweet Briar. Show stakeholders the impact of their investment.

http://sbc.edu/mmc/because-you

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NEWS

Sweet Briar

20 best women’s colleges (Sweet Briar is 14)

Best Women’s Colleges

Managing Expectations by Dan Gottlieb

Managing expectations…

In early May, I spoke to alumna in Raleigh/Durham about Sweet Briar and ended with my projections for enrollment and budget deficits should Sweet Briar stay open. In terms of budget deficits, I assumed we would pay of around $8 million dollar in bonds immediately, which I don’t think we are doing, but otherwise I think the projections still are reasonable in terms of what to expect if all is going well. For this year, I projected around 210 students, which includes 40 first years. I assumed the new students would receive the same amount of financial aid as did other recent classes. Going forward, I assumed that new classes would creep up from around 200-230, retention would stay as it has been, and that we would collect more in tuition revenue from new students than we recently had been (but no more from returning students and from the Fall 2015 first years through their graduation). Here are the graphs. Although next year’s incoming class is obviously very important, barring something extreme, I think it will be Fall 2017 when we really know whether we are on the right track or need to make further adjustments.

 Liberal Arts
Submitted by Chris Colvin
We don’t need more STEM majors, we need more STEM majors with liberal arts training
Why college ratings are better than rankings – a wise way to a college choice
Q&A – Wells College’s new president espouses life-long learning and value of a liberal arts education
Why the tech world highly values a liberal arts degree
Top ten most globally minded colleges

STEM

Rock Valley College, Northern Illinois University to inspire girls and minorities to become engineers

http://www.rrstar.com/article/20150829/NEWS/150829399

Can dolls help solve the STEM problem for girls?

http://readingeagle.com/life/article/can-dolls-help-solve-the-stem-problem-for-girls

Grants

US Department of Education awards more than $50.4 million in grants to support American Indian tribally controlled colleges, universities

http://www.ed.gov/news/press-releases/us-department-education-awards-more-504-million-grants-support-american-indian-tribally-controlled-colleges-universities

Student Recruitment

Cauldfield – amid  challenges UAS will thrive

http://juneauempire.com/neighbors/2015-08-30/caulfield-amidst-challenges-uas-will-thrive

UGA to hold recruiting event in Tifton

http://www.moultrieobserver.com/news/local_news/uga-to-hold-recruiting-event-in-tifton/article_77fab608-4ec1-11e5-9396-ab38297eeacf.html

Other

Submitted by Amoret Jorgensen

30+ insanely beautiful college you can get married at

http://www.architecturendesign.net/insanely-beautiful-colleges-you-can-get-married-at/

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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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PETITION

Please help us get Seth Meyers to come to Sweet Briar and teach for a day.

VOTE DAILY UNTIL 8-24-15!!!!

LET’S DO THIS  BECAUSE WE CAN!!!

http://www.xfinityprofessors.com/

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ALUMNAE ASSOCIATION

    Message from Alice Dixon

Hi all!
The August 2015 Alumnae Alliance Newsletter was emailed out today!!!  If you did not get the email, please contact DJ Stanhope at djstanhope@sbc.edu with your correct or preferred email address!

Here is the August news letter from the Alumnae Alliance  – enjoy

http://archive.constantcontact.com/fs115/1103462940222/archive/1121980160680.html

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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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Support us by using iGive! We’ll get free donations every time you shop at 1,649 of the most popular online stores. And, from 8/10-8/19 just visiting stores could mean an extra $100 for us. Sign up today!:

http://www.iGive.com/SavingSweetBriarInc/?p=19992&jltest=1

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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

history-surviving-present-and

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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CHICAGO, IL

Saturday, October 10 from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Chicago Yacht Club

400 E Monroe St.

Chicago, Ill 60603

(312) 861 7777

communications@chicagoyachtclub.org

Please join us in welcoming our new President, Phillip Stone, to Sweet Briar and celebrating our next 114 years! Donations of $45 per person/$80 per couple, made payable to Sweet Briar College, are suggested.

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From Debbie Thurman

Everyone, my old friend Debbie Habel, new director of Amherst’s Habitat for Humanity, is organizing a 5K benefit run that also is in honor of Saving Sweet Briar, to be run on the SBC campus Oct. 10. They are looking for some alumnae to run. Entry fee discounted. Call 434-946-9596 for more info. Their website is being updated.

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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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  By Jo Ann Dabney Clicker

Georgia’s Challenge: Make a donation to Saving Sweet Briar by Friday at 5pm and message me how much! Whoever gets closest to the secret (big or small!) magic number wins this vixen handmade by Georgia!

A beautiful children’s book inspired by the fight to save Sweet Briar

How the Vixens Saved the School

Written by Josh Mundy

Illustrated by Victoria Hang

Here is the link to Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/dp/1514641259
And here is the link to the book’s Facebook page:https://www.facebook.com/VickySavesTheSchool

We are donating 10% of all proceeds to Saving Sweet Briar.  And remember if you are with Amazon Smile even more will be donated so Saving Sweet Briar.

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  By Jo-Ann Merritt

Here’s a great glass Vixen head sun catcher made of glass.  Beautiful!  Proceeds will benefit Saving Sweet Briar.

https://squareup.com/market/joannmerritt

 

  By Margaret Williams Blout

The Sept. 1 deadline is looming and I’d love to send another Cranehill Studios donation in — 50% of each SBC item sold in my Etsy shop goes to savesweetbriar.com. Koozies, tshirts, tea towels, tote bags all make great Christmas gifts and you can get ahead of holiday shopping if you buy this weekend! www.etsy.com/shop/CranehillStudios

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

il_570xN.808142485_ruob

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

     Donate $20 to Sweet Briar between now and September 2 for a 

chance to win cow tag #81

Do you still have five bucks left over after fulfilling your pledge to Sweet Briar? Fund one of the last few keys given to all faculty and staff next week!

http://www.sbc1997.com/index.php/shop-fundraisers#!/Commemorative-Key-for-Faculty-Staff/p/52657623/category=13035041

Commemorative Key for Faculty/Staff

Donate $19.92 or more and receive this great sticker

10410666_10152944544301373_4023582914818543718_n

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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  From Kelly Gardner Headd

[I am] so excited to see that Adornment Needlepoint has created this vixen canvas in honor of SBC’s class of 2019!! 30% of proceeds go to SBC!
Pre-order at: www.adornmentneedlepoint.com

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From Meghan Meighan

INVENTORY CLEARANCE SALE! The ‪#‎SaveSweetBriar‬ Keychain has done its job! Sweet Briar College has been saved and therefore this retired keychain is now $12 while supplies last. Get yours at MegEBespoke.etsy.com 💗💚💗💚💗💚💗💚

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A message from Myth Bayoud

Good morning fellow Vixens!
The Book Shop Working Group would love for you to post your SBC items that you have created or are in the process of creating. We want to compile a list of these fabulous items!!! Thank you so much!!

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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

  from Amy Leigh Campbell  

Vixens, I have a student that needs help purchasing textbooks for a class. If you have any Amazon gift cards laying around or would be willing to send one for this purpose, the amount is $88.65 and your help would be greatly appreciated! PM me for the email address so I can make sure we don’t double up. Thanks all.

  From Annamarie Lichtenberg  

You know you went to SBC, if you might be missing some History Department Alumnae on our Email list. We are gathering supplies: pens, pencils, markers ect. for the department.
We have received a list from one of the professors. If you would like to take part, please send me or comment your email address. We are looking for donations from $1-$5. Thanks in advance!

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  From Amy Ross Hanna

Attention Alumnae, Parents, and Friends of SBC!!!!!!

Each month you will have the opportunity to send a student, faculty member or staff a treat prepared by local pastry chef, Sandy Brooks. Each month the selections will be different. They will be boxed beautifully and delivered to campus. If interested you can contact Sandy directly (434 841 8565) or message me with your needs
.
For August and September:
6 cupcakes $20
1 dozen cookies $20

You can speak to Sandy about flavors and other options for the selected treats.The price includes delivery to campus. We will need the students name and dorm information. If sending to a faculty or staff member, please include their department.
Sandy’s facebook page is: Pastry By Sandy
Holla Holla!!!!! Let’s spoil our SBC community!!!!!

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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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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

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Anna ten Bensel

Hey y’all! My few remaining crew are helping me with the rest of this documentary but we still need help! Since we are planning a box office release, we really need help funding it! Please just spread the word!! We have less than a month to ensure we hit every deadline!! Thanks to our SBC connections, we have been able to secure screens internationally for a 6 week run starting January 1, 2016 (right when seniors are looking at colleges ;D)! I’d really like all the money the film makes to go right back into Sweet Briar for future students and staff! With that being said, we still have a TON of money to raise and only 30 days to do it – so share the links, spread the love and let the show begin!!

Any questions, comments and suggestions – please feel free to direct them my way!

Interested in volunteering? Join our Facebook group The Sweet Life Documentary – crew and friends!

http://www.thesweetlifefilm.com/support..html

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FROM BROOKE LINVILLE

Hey all, I am on a proposed panel by SXSW (South By Southwest), and I could REALLY use your vote! Would you mind clicking on this link at casting your thumbs up in the upper left hand corner?! You need to create an account with SXSW, and you can only vote once, but it would be incredibly helpful and valuable to me!  Ends September 4, 2015

http://panelpicker.sxsw.com/vote/48562

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CALLING ALL ANGELS! Yes, I am here again, but we now have a new mission (and the donations will be TAX DEDUCTIBLE and COUNT towards our September GOAL!!!!!) We need to help some students out…PM me for further information, but if you have some MOOLAH lying around…feel free to complete form here smile emoticon I love you all!!!!

https://savingsweetbriar.com/alumnae-angels/

VIXEN WATCH FOR SUNDAY, AUGUST 30, 2015

VIXEN WATCH FOR SATURDAY, AUGUST 29, 2015

Good Saturday Morning,

Don’t forget the benefit sale for Sweet Briar in Greensboro, NC today from 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM. All information is posted below in the Fundraising and Events section.

If you haven’t fulfilled your pledge, now it the time to do so.  We are only $500,000 away from meeting our goal.

Enjoy your weekend. 🙂

A PLEA FROM SARAH CLEMENT, CHAIR 

OF SAVING SWEET BRIAR INC.

HTTP://US6.CAMPAIGN-ARCHIVE2.COM/?U=2FEF6F48518DB8E3B1AE5ADC6&ID=71BCB4B768&E=B736587024

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SAVING SWEET BRIAR, INC. IS ASKING YOU TO PLEASE FULFILL YOUR PLEDGES AND MAKE YOUR DONATIONS AS SOON AS POSSIBLE!

WE ARE SO CLOSE TO REACHING OUR GOAL

WE ALREADY RAISED $11.5 MILLION

AND

HAVE $500,000 TO RAISE

IN LESS THAN A WEEK.    

And please make checks out to Saving Sweet Briar.

If you are sending checks, Saving Sweet Briar is asking you to please FEDEX them to ensure quick delivery (and tracking) to:

Saving Sweet Briar, Inc.

C/O Alexander Haas

3520 Piedmont Road

Suite 300 Atlanta, GA 30305

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

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.

Help us reach our FINAL settlement milestone by fulfilling your pledge and donating today. Thank you for your continued support of our goal to not only save Sweet Briar but ensure a continued legacy of incredible women graduates.

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

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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VOLUNTEER FOR SWEET BRIAR

Hello All-  

Please use the NEW link to sign up:H

The Alumnae Admissions Representatives/ Ambassadors are gathering!

If you are interested in representing Sweet Briar College at high

school college fairs, help recruit students at local high schools, or call prospective and accepted students please sign your name on the SBC page.

http://sbc.edu/alumdev/volunteers-needed

From Teresa Tomlinson

Everyone: Look at this awesome page. Post the reason you went to Sweet Briar. Show stakeholders the impact of their investment.

http://sbc.edu/mmc/because-you

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NEWS

Liberal Arts

Turcotte – Searching for success?  Get a liberal arts degree

Turcotte: Searching for success? Get a liberal arts degree

A meaningful philosophy of life is more essential these days than ever

http://altamontenterprise.com/08292015/meaningful-philosophy-life-more-essential-these-days-ever

Bethel stays in national top 5 for Best Baccalaureate Colleges

http://www.bethelks.edu/news-events/news/post/5216/

STEM

Submitted by Karen J. Hartnett

Can this doll of an idea help the STEM problem for girls?

http://www.pressreader.com/usa/houston-chronicle/20150828/282741995556147/TextView

Gender gap closing as more Fox Valley girls studying math, science

http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/aurora-beacon-news/news/ct-abn-girls-in-stem-st-0830-20150830-story.html

Look no further – we found a great feminist gift for (aspiring) tech nerds

http://www.themarysue.com/great-feminist-tech-gift/

Northumbria University teams up with engineering firm to plug female skills gap

http://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/news/north-east-news/northumbria-university-teams-up-engineering-9948289

Eureka!  NIU STEM outreach offers new season of STEM Saturdays

Eureka! NIU STEM Outreach offers new season of STEM Saturdays

Time to say bye bye to Barbie

http://www.therecord.com/living-story/5818846-time-to-say-bye-bye-to-barbie-/

This camp is also an in-depth study of why girls quit STEM

This Camp Is Also an In-Depth Study of Why Girls Quit STEM

Intel offering 10 scholarships for female STEM students

Intel offering 10 scholarships for female STEM students

Other

Introducing the 2015 -16 Pay Scale College Salary Report

http://www.aol.com/article/2015/08/27/introducing-the-2015-2016-payscale-college-salary-report/21228190/?icid=maing-grid7%7Chtmlws-main-bb%7Cdl39%7Csec1_lnk2%26pLid%3D-1064817424

The only all female MBA program is closing – could it have been saved?

The only all-female MBA program is closing—could it have been saved?

Gendered admissions – transinclusive admissions policies at women’s colleges

http://scholarworks.gsu.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1054&context=wsi_theses

It’s time to stop telling college women not to get themselves raped

http://www.cosmopolitan.com/college/a45527/sexual-assault-red-zone-college/

Simmons College hopes men will take their online graduate courses – what wrong with that?

http://www.bizjournals.com/boston/blog/bottom_line/2015/08/simmons-college-hopes-men-will-take-their.html

New Everest University owner finding jobs, cutting cost for students

http://www.sun-sentinel.com/business/fl-everest-aid-jobs-20150828-story.html

Universities under pressure to crack glass ceiling for female academic

http://www.bethelks.edu/news-events/news/post/5216/

Universities must address barriers to women’s advancement

http://www.heraldscotland.com/opinion/13634293.Universities_must_address_barriers_to_womens__advancement/

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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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PETITION

Please help us get Seth Meyers to come to Sweet Briar and teach for a day.

VOTE DAILY UNTIL 8-24-15!!!!

LET’S DO THIS  BECAUSE WE CAN!!!

http://www.xfinityprofessors.com/

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ALUMNAE ASSOCIATION

    Message from Alice Dixon

Hi all!
The August 2015 Alumnae Alliance Newsletter was emailed out today!!!  If you did not get the email, please contact DJ Stanhope at djstanhope@sbc.edu with your correct or preferred email address!

Here is the August news letter from the Alumnae Alliance  – enjoy

http://archive.constantcontact.com/fs115/1103462940222/archive/1121980160680.html

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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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Support us by using iGive! We’ll get free donations every time you shop at 1,649 of the most popular online stores. And, from 8/10-8/19 just visiting stores could mean an extra $100 for us. Sign up today!:

http://www.iGive.com/SavingSweetBriarInc/?p=19992&jltest=1

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Greensboro, NC

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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

history-surviving-present-and

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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CHICAGO, IL

Saturday, October 10 from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Chicago Yacht Club

400 E Monroe St.

Chicago, Ill 60603

(312) 861 7777

communications@chicagoyachtclub.org

Please join us in welcoming our new President, Phillip Stone, to Sweet Briar and celebrating our next 114 years! Donations of $45 per person/$80 per couple, made payable to Sweet Briar College, are suggested.

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From Debbie Thurman

Everyone, my old friend Debbie Habel, new director of Amherst’s Habitat for Humanity, is organizing a 5K benefit run that also is in honor of Saving Sweet Briar, to be run on the SBC campus Oct. 10. They are looking for some alumnae to run. Entry fee discounted. Call 434-946-9596 for more info. Their website is being updated.

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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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  By Jo Ann Dabney Clicker  

Georgia’s Challenge: Make a donation to Saving Sweet Briar by Friday at 5pm and message me how much! Whoever gets closest to the secret (big or small!) magic number wins this vixen handmade by Georgia!

A beautiful children’s book inspired by the fight to save Sweet Briar

How the Vixens Saved the School

Written by Josh Mundy

Illustrated by Victoria Hang

Here is the link to Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/dp/1514641259
And here is the link to the book’s Facebook page:https://www.facebook.com/VickySavesTheSchool

We are donating 10% of all proceeds to Saving Sweet Briar.  And remember if you are with Amazon Smile even more will be donated so Saving Sweet Briar.

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  By Jo-Ann Merritt  

Here’s a great glass Vixen head sun catcher made of glass.  Beautiful!  Proceeds will benefit Saving Sweet Briar.

https://squareup.com/market/joannmerritt

 

  By Margaret Williams Blout  

The Sept. 1 deadline is looming and I’d love to send another Cranehill Studios donation in — 50% of each SBC item sold in my Etsy shop goes to savesweetbriar.com. Koozies, tshirts, tea towels, tote bags all make great Christmas gifts and you can get ahead of holiday shopping if you buy this weekend! www.etsy.com/shop/CranehillStudios

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

il_570xN.808142485_ruob

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

     Donate $20 to Sweet Briar between now and September 2 for a 

chance to win cow tag #81

Do you still have five bucks left over after fulfilling your pledge to Sweet Briar? Fund one of the last few keys given to all faculty and staff next week!

http://www.sbc1997.com/index.php/shop-fundraisers#!/Commemorative-Key-for-Faculty-Staff/p/52657623/category=13035041

Commemorative Key for Faculty/Staff

Donate $19.92 or more and receive this great sticker

10410666_10152944544301373_4023582914818543718_n

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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  From Kelly Gardner Headd

[I am] so excited to see that Adornment Needlepoint has created this vixen canvas in honor of SBC’s class of 2019!! 30% of proceeds go to SBC!
Pre-order at: www.adornmentneedlepoint.com

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From Meghan Meighan

INVENTORY CLEARANCE SALE! The ‪#‎SaveSweetBriar‬ Keychain has done its job! Sweet Briar College has been saved and therefore this retired keychain is now $12 while supplies last. Get yours at MegEBespoke.etsy.com 💗💚💗💚💗💚💗💚

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A message from Myth Bayoud

Good morning fellow Vixens!
The Book Shop Working Group would love for you to post your SBC items that you have created or are in the process of creating. We want to compile a list of these fabulous items!!! Thank you so much!!

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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

  from Amy Leigh Campbell  

Vixens, I have a student that needs help purchasing textbooks for a class. If you have any Amazon gift cards laying around or would be willing to send one for this purpose, the amount is $88.65 and your help would be greatly appreciated! PM me for the email address so I can make sure we don’t double up. Thanks all.

  From Annamarie Lichtenberg  

You know you went to SBC, if you might be missing some History Department Alumnae on our Email list. We are gathering supplies: pens, pencils, markers ect. for the department.
We have received a list from one of the professors. If you would like to take part, please send me or comment your email address. We are looking for donations from $1-$5. Thanks in advance!

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  From Amy Ross Hanna

Attention Alumnae, Parents, and Friends of SBC!!!!!!

Each month you will have the opportunity to send a student, faculty member or staff a treat prepared by local pastry chef, Sandy Brooks. Each month the selections will be different. They will be boxed beautifully and delivered to campus. If interested you can contact Sandy directly (434 841 8565) or message me with your needs
.
For August and September:
6 cupcakes $20
1 dozen cookies $20

You can speak to Sandy about flavors and other options for the selected treats.The price includes delivery to campus. We will need the students name and dorm information. If sending to a faculty or staff member, please include their department.
Sandy’s facebook page is: Pastry By Sandy
Holla Holla!!!!! Let’s spoil our SBC community!!!!!

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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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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

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Anna ten Bensel

Hey y’all! My few remaining crew are helping me with the rest of this documentary but we still need help! Since we are planning a box office release, we really need help funding it! Please just spread the word!! We have less than a month to ensure we hit every deadline!! Thanks to our SBC connections, we have been able to secure screens internationally for a 6 week run starting January 1, 2016 (right when seniors are looking at colleges ;D)! I’d really like all the money the film makes to go right back into Sweet Briar for future students and staff! With that being said, we still have a TON of money to raise and only 30 days to do it – so share the links, spread the love and let the show begin!!

Any questions, comments and suggestions – please feel free to direct them my way!

Interested in volunteering? Join our Facebook group The Sweet Life Documentary – crew and friends!

http://www.thesweetlifefilm.com/support..html

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FROM BROOKE LINVILLE

Hey all, I am on a proposed panel by SXSW (South By Southwest), and I could REALLY use your vote! Would you mind clicking on this link at casting your thumbs up in the upper left hand corner?! You need to create an account with SXSW, and you can only vote once, but it would be incredibly helpful and valuable to me!  Ends September 4, 2015

http://panelpicker.sxsw.com/vote/48562

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CALLING ALL ANGELS! Yes, I am here again, but we now have a new mission (and the donations will be TAX DEDUCTIBLE and COUNT towards our September GOAL!!!!!) We need to help some students out…PM me for further information, but if you have some MOOLAH lying around…feel free to complete form here smile emoticon I love you all!!!!

https://savingsweetbriar.com/alumnae-angels/

VIXEN WATCH FOR SATURDAY, AUGUST 29, 2015

VIXEN WATCH FOR FRIDAY, AUGUST 28, 2015

Happy Friday,

Have a wonderful weekend.

A PLEA FROM SARAH CLEMENT, CHAIR 

OF SAVING SWEET BRIAR INC.

HTTP://US6.CAMPAIGN-ARCHIVE2.COM/?U=2FEF6F48518DB8E3B1AE5ADC6&ID=71BCB4B768&E=B736587024

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SAVING SWEET BRIAR, INC. IS ASKING YOU TO PLEASE FULFILL YOUR PLEDGES AND MAKE YOUR DONATIONS AS SOON AS POSSIBLE!

WE ARE SO CLOSE TO REACHING OUR GOAL

WE ALREADY RAISED $11.2 MILLION

AND

HAVE $800,000 TO RAISE

IN LESS THAN A WEEK.    

And please make checks out to Saving Sweet Briar.

If you are sending checks, Saving Sweet Briar is asking you to please FEDEX them to ensure quick delivery (and tracking) to:

Saving Sweet Briar, Inc.

C/O Alexander Haas

3520 Piedmont Road

Suite 300 Atlanta, GA 30305

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

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.

Help us reach our FINAL settlement milestone by fulfilling your pledge and donating today. Thank you for your continued support of our goal to not only save Sweet Briar but ensure a continued legacy of incredible women graduates.

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

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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VOLUNTEER FOR SWEET BRIAR

Hello All-  

Please use the NEW link to sign up:H

The Alumnae Admissions Representatives/ Ambassadors are gathering!

If you are interested in representing Sweet Briar College at high

school college fairs, help recruit students at local high schools, or call prospective and accepted students please sign your name on the SBC page.

http://sbc.edu/alumdev/volunteers-needed

From Teresa Tomlinson

Everyone: Look at this awesome page. Post the reason you went to Sweet Briar. Show stakeholders the impact of their investment.

http://sbc.edu/mmc/because-you

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NEWS

Sweet Briar

College awards inaugural Nancy Godwin Baldwin scholarships

http://sbc.edu/news/academics/college-awards-inaugural-nancy-godwin-baldwin-scholarships/

Sweet Briar College needs more students to remain open long-term

http://www.ischoolguide.com/articles/23665/20150827/sweet-briar-college-students-remain-long-term.htm

Classes begin at Sweet Briar

http://www.newsadvance.com/news/local/classes-begin-at-sweet-briar-college/article_42c2263e-4d17-11e5-bd8e-87c8d40f9b35.html

Sweet Briar begins their first day of class

Sweet Briar College begins their first day of class Thursday

Sweet Briar College students return to campus for fall classes

http://m.wdbj7.com/news/local/sweet-briar-college-students-return-to-campus-for-fall-classes/34958850

L.F. Sarrouf – From red alert to flamingo pink

From Red Alert to Flamingo Pink

An especially welcome first day of classes. at a college slated to close

http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/grade-point/wp/2015/08/27/an-especially-welcome-first-day-of-classes-at-a-college-slated-to-close/

It’s not just the first day of classes for students, it’s the first day for faculty, too! While we are grateful to have so many returning faculty, we are excited to welcome several new professors, too. Here are just some of the new faces in our classrooms.

Front row: Lindsay Hill, English; Melanie Stine ’06, environmental science; Shannon O’Neill Beasley ’02, education and admission; Beatrice Stryker, business; Leigh Ann White ’86, economics. Back row: Heidi Samuelson, classics, philosophy and religion; Jay Kardan, classics, philosophy and religion; Lydia O’Halloran, biology and environmental science; Kaelyn Leake ’09, engineering; Melora Kordos, arts management and theatre arts. Not pictured: Samrat Thapa, chemistry; James Scow, classics, philosophy and religion; Lori Bell, education; Kay Brimijoin, education; Amy Campbell ’97, government and international affairs; Hasan Charkas, engineering and physics; Frances Coleman, music; Amy Dahlin, physical education; John Glaeser, music; Cyndi Kelley, education; Bessie Kirkwood (returning from retirement!), mathematical sciences; Rim Nayal, engineering and physics; Judith Schulz, music; Rebecca Thomson, library.

Liberal Arts

Curry President touts traditional colleges

http://www.bostonherald.com/business/business_markets/2015/08/curry_president_touts_traditional_colleges

Liberal arts colleges – incubators for poets

http://forbesindia.com/article/cross-border/liberal-arts-colleges-incubators-for-poets/40961/1

Allegheny ranked one of top liberal arts colleges

Allegheny ranked one of top Liberal Arts Colleges

STEM

Federal grant to help science and math students at Bennet College

http://www.greensboro.com/news/schools/federal-grant-to-help-science-and-math-students-at-bennett/article_2ef98966-3670-5a1b-9c2c-15585bc2654d.html

How New York City is preparing girls for our STEM focused future

http://www.nydailynews.com/opinion/fari-shorenstein-nyc-teaching-girls-code-article-1.2339708

Why don’t more women want to work in tech?

http://tech.co/dont-women-want-work-tech-2015-08

A female engineer sounds off on the problem with women in STEM

http://www.sheknows.com/living/articles/1093889/the-trouble-i-have-with-gender-bias-in-stem

5 resources for women and girls who wanna get their STEM on (but don’t know how)

http://www.themarysue.com/5-resources-women-girls-in-stem/

Why our daughters should play more video games

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/samantha-parent/why-our-daughters-should-play-more-video-games_b_8044800.html

Annabell Ewing visits Gordonbush and urges more women to opt for engineering career

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/samantha-parent/why-our-daughters-should-play-more-video-games_b_8044800.html

Women and STEM

http://www.udel.edu/udaily/2016/aug/psychology-colloquium-082715.html

Sustainability 

Living the greener life on campus and off

http://www.ithaca.com/special_sections/living-the-greener-life-on-campus-and-off/article_9a5d0ace-4cc9-11e5-a908-875311bc2338.html

Colleges around the country are about to get millions of dollars worth of solar equipment, totally free

http://magazine.good.is/articles/university-solar-power-for-free

Student Recruitment

Higher Education – Recruiting international students

https://www.insidehighered.com/audio/2015/08/27/recruiting-international-students

Law school office builds on growth in international students, program

http://www.buffalo.edu/ubreporter/campus/campus-host-page.host.html/content/shared/university/news/ub-reporter-articles/stories/2015/08/law_international_office.detail.html

Other

Second candidate for dean of KU liberal arts proposes rethinking revenue

http://www2.ljworld.com/news/2015/aug/27/second-candidate-dean-ku-clas-proposes-rethinking-/

Colleges offering the biggest bang for your buck

http://www.cnbc.com/2015/05/01/colleges-offering-the-biggest-bang-for-your-buck.html

Paul Smith College will get $20 Million if it changes its name

http://www.cnbc.com/2015/08/17/paul-smiths-college-will-get-20-million-if-it-changes-its-name.html

Is the cost of post secondary education worth it?

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/globe-investor/personal-finance/taxes/is-the-cost-of-postsecondary-education-worth-it/article26134828/

Best and worst state for women ranked

http://www.nationaljournal.com/next-america/economic-empowerment/best-and-worst-states-for-women-ranked-20150826

Submitted by Kim Cool

Internships at no cost to the college

Hi Kim-

There¹s often a divide with internships where only upper or middle class kids can afford them; between hours and commuting costs there¹s often little time for side jobs, making unpaid internships out of reach for some families.

Yet, this doesn¹t need to always be the reality. Joan McLachlan of Internship Quest knows the ins and outs of every form of internship and knows how to teach kids to get creative with creating opportunities for themselves ­ internships that are really jobs and in places kids might not expect to look.

Additionally, kids who start out with a high school internship could help direct their college path, resulting in fewer major changes and therefore less spend on education before graduation.

Could I interest you in a conversation with Joan to discuss more?

Thank you,

Meg Callaghan

JOAN E. McLACHLAN launched her career with internships almost thirty years ago in New York City and has been working with students and school internship programs ever since. She is the coauthor of Get An Internship and Make the Most of It: Practical Information for High School and Community College Students, Internships for Today¹s World: A Practical Guide For High Schools and Community Colleges, and is the director of Internship Quest, LLC, a company that provides consulting services and materials for quality internship programs.

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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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PETITION

Please help us get Seth Meyers to come to Sweet Briar and teach for a day.

VOTE DAILY UNTIL 8-24-15!!!!

LET’S DO THIS  BECAUSE WE CAN!!!

http://www.xfinityprofessors.com/

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ALUMNAE ASSOCIATION

    Message from Alice Dixon

Hi all!
The August 2015 Alumnae Alliance Newsletter was emailed out today!!!  If you did not get the email, please contact DJ Stanhope at djstanhope@sbc.edu with your correct or preferred email address!

Here is the August news letter from the Alumnae Alliance  – enjoy

http://archive.constantcontact.com/fs115/1103462940222/archive/1121980160680.html

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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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Support us by using iGive! We’ll get free donations every time you shop at 1,649 of the most popular online stores. And, from 8/10-8/19 just visiting stores could mean an extra $100 for us. Sign up today!:

http://www.iGive.com/SavingSweetBriarInc/?p=19992&jltest=1

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Greensboro, NC

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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

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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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CHICAGO, IL

Saturday, October 10 from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Chicago Yacht Club

400 E Monroe St.

Chicago, Ill 60603

(312) 861 7777

communications@chicagoyachtclub.org

Please join us in welcoming our new President, Phillip Stone, to Sweet Briar and celebrating our next 114 years! Donations of $45 per person/$80 per couple, made payable to Sweet Briar College, are suggested.

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From Debbie Thurman

Everyone, my old friend Debbie Habel, new director of Amherst’s Habitat for Humanity, is organizing a 5K benefit run that also is in honor of Saving Sweet Briar, to be run on the SBC campus Oct. 10. They are looking for some alumnae to run. Entry fee discounted. Call 434-946-9596 for more info. Their website is being updated.

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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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  By Jo Ann Dabney Clicker  

Georgia’s Challenge: Make a donation to Saving Sweet Briar by Friday at 5pm and message me how much! Whoever gets closest to the secret (big or small!) magic number wins this vixen handmade by Georgia!

A beautiful children’s book inspired by the fight to save Sweet Briar

How the Vixens Saved the School

Written by Josh Mundy

Illustrated by Victoria Hang

Here is the link to Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/dp/1514641259
And here is the link to the book’s Facebook page:https://www.facebook.com/VickySavesTheSchool

We are donating 10% of all proceeds to Saving Sweet Briar.  And remember if you are with Amazon Smile even more will be donated so Saving Sweet Briar.

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  By Jo-Ann Merritt  

Here’s a great glass Vixen head sun catcher made of glass.  Beautiful!  Proceeds will benefit Saving Sweet Briar.

https://squareup.com/market/joannmerritt

 

  By Margaret Williams Blout  

The Sept. 1 deadline is looming and I’d love to send another Cranehill Studios donation in — 50% of each SBC item sold in my Etsy shop goes to savesweetbriar.com. Koozies, tshirts, tea towels, tote bags all make great Christmas gifts and you can get ahead of holiday shopping if you buy this weekend! www.etsy.com/shop/CranehillStudios

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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

     Donate $20 to Sweet Briar between now and September 2 for a 

chance to win cow tag #81

Do you still have five bucks left over after fulfilling your pledge to Sweet Briar? Fund one of the last few keys given to all faculty and staff next week!

http://www.sbc1997.com/index.php/shop-fundraisers#!/Commemorative-Key-for-Faculty-Staff/p/52657623/category=13035041

Commemorative Key for Faculty/Staff

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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  From Kelly Gardner Headd

[I am] so excited to see that Adornment Needlepoint has created this vixen canvas in honor of SBC’s class of 2019!! 30% of proceeds go to SBC!
Pre-order at: www.adornmentneedlepoint.com

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From Meghan Meighan

INVENTORY CLEARANCE SALE! The ‪#‎SaveSweetBriar‬ Keychain has done its job! Sweet Briar College has been saved and therefore this retired keychain is now $12 while supplies last. Get yours at MegEBespoke.etsy.com 💗💚💗💚💗💚💗💚

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A message from Myth Bayoud

Good morning fellow Vixens!
The Book Shop Working Group would love for you to post your SBC items that you have created or are in the process of creating. We want to compile a list of these fabulous items!!! Thank you so much!!

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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

  From Annamarie Lichtenberg  

You know you went to SBC, if you might be missing some History Department Alumnae on our Email list. We are gathering supplies: pens, pencils, markers ect. for the department.
We have received a list from one of the professors. If you would like to take part, please send me or comment your email address. We are looking for donations from $1-$5. Thanks in advance!

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  From Amy Ross Hanna

Attention Alumnae, Parents, and Friends of SBC!!!!!!

Each month you will have the opportunity to send a student, faculty member or staff a treat prepared by local pastry chef, Sandy Brooks. Each month the selections will be different. They will be boxed beautifully and delivered to campus. If interested you can contact Sandy directly (434 841 8565) or message me with your needs
.
For August and September:
6 cupcakes $20
1 dozen cookies $20

You can speak to Sandy about flavors and other options for the selected treats.The price includes delivery to campus. We will need the students name and dorm information. If sending to a faculty or staff member, please include their department.
Sandy’s facebook page is: Pastry By Sandy
Holla Holla!!!!! Let’s spoil our SBC community!!!!!

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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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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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Anna ten Bensel

Hey y’all! My few remaining crew are helping me with the rest of this documentary but we still need help! Since we are planning a box office release, we really need help funding it! Please just spread the word!! We have less than a month to ensure we hit every deadline!! Thanks to our SBC connections, we have been able to secure screens internationally for a 6 week run starting January 1, 2016 (right when seniors are looking at colleges ;D)! I’d really like all the money the film makes to go right back into Sweet Briar for future students and staff! With that being said, we still have a TON of money to raise and only 30 days to do it – so share the links, spread the love and let the show begin!!

Any questions, comments and suggestions – please feel free to direct them my way!

Interested in volunteering? Join our Facebook group The Sweet Life Documentary – crew and friends!

http://www.thesweetlifefilm.com/support..html

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FROM BROOKE LINVILLE

Hey all, I am on a proposed panel by SXSW (South By Southwest), and I could REALLY use your vote! Would you mind clicking on this link at casting your thumbs up in the upper left hand corner?! You need to create an account with SXSW, and you can only vote once, but it would be incredibly helpful and valuable to me!  Ends September 4, 2015

http://panelpicker.sxsw.com/vote/48562

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CALLING ALL ANGELS! Yes, I am here again, but we now have a new mission (and the donations will be TAX DEDUCTIBLE and COUNT towards our September GOAL!!!!!) We need to help some students out…PM me for further information, but if you have some MOOLAH lying around…feel free to complete form here smile emoticon I love you all!!!!

https://savingsweetbriar.com/alumnae-angels/

VIXEN WATCH FOR FRIDAY, AUGUST 28, 2015

VIXEN WATCH FOR THURSDAY, AUGUST 27, 2015

Good Thursday Morning,

I hope all students, faculty, and staff have a great start into the new semester. 🙂

         A PLEA FROM SARAH CLEMENT, CHAIR 

OF SAVING SWEET BRIAR INC.

HTTP://US6.CAMPAIGN-ARCHIVE2.COM/?U=2FEF6F48518DB8E3B1AE5ADC6&ID=71BCB4B768&E=B736587024

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SAVING SWEET BRIAR, INC. IS ASKING YOU TO PLEASE FULFILL YOUR PLEDGES AND MAKE YOUR DONATIONS AS SOON AS POSSIBLE!

WE ARE SO CLOSE TO REACHING OUR GOAL

we already raised $11 million

and

have $1 million to raise

In less than a week.    

And please make checks out to Saving Sweet Briar.

If you are sending checks, Saving Sweet Briar is asking you to please FEDEX them to ensure quick delivery (and tracking) to:

Saving Sweet Briar, Inc.

C/O Alexander Haas

3520 Piedmont Road

Suite 300 Atlanta, GA 30305

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

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.

Help us reach our FINAL settlement milestone by fulfilling your pledge and donating today. Thank you for your continued support of our goal to not only save Sweet Briar but ensure a continued legacy of incredible women graduates.

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

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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VOLUNTEER FOR SWEET BRIAR

Hello All-  

Please use the NEW link to sign up:H

The Alumnae Admissions Representatives/ Ambassadors are gathering!

If you are interested in representing Sweet Briar College at high

school college fairs, help recruit students at local high schools, or call prospective and accepted students please sign your name on the SBC page.

http://sbc.edu/alumdev/volunteers-needed

From Teresa Tomlinson

Everyone: Look at this awesome page. Post the reason you went to Sweet Briar. Show stakeholders the impact of their investment.

http://sbc.edu/mmc/because-you

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  by Victoria Trudeau  

So, so thrilled to host a Sweet Briar Metro Detroit Area Alumnae Back to School event this afternoon! What an amazing group of women! Sweet Briar Alumnae – Detroit Metro Area Sweet Briar College Region IV Alumnae Sweet Briar College

SWEET BRIAR HISTORY

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NEWS

Sweet Briar

Opening Convocation at Sweet Briar – watch the video

http://sbc.edu/video/opening-convocation-2015/

It’s not too late to apply

http://discover.sbc.edu/

Sweet Briar rings in 2015-2016 academic year

http://sbc.edu/news/academics/sweet-briar-rings-2015-2016-academic-year/

Sweet Briar college students return to campus

http://www.richmond.com/news/virginia/article_18237524-3b44-54ce-947a-a1caf5713a6a.html

Sweet Briar college professor nominated for conservation award

http://www.richmond.com/news/virginia/article_18237524-3b44-54ce-947a-a1caf5713a6a.html

Liberal Arts

Auburn reversed course on cutting a major favored by athletes

http://www.richmond.com/news/virginia/article_18237524-3b44-54ce-947a-a1caf5713a6a.html

Sharma – There’s more to college than STEM degree

http://www.detroitnews.com/story/opinion/2015/08/27/sharma-stem-degrees/32425719/

Tech companies are hiring more liberal arts majors than you think

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-switch/wp/2015/08/26/tech-companies-are-hiring-more-liberal-arts-majors-than-you-think/

STEM

MOSI joins initiative to mentor women in STEM careers with million women mentors

MOSI Joins Initiative to Mentor Women in S.T.E.M. Careers with Million Women Mentors

Carnegie Melon tops list of STEMinist colleges

http://tech.co/her-campus-steminist-colleges-rankings-2015-08

Sustainability 

Twelve college campuses leading the way for sustainable dining

http://www.csmonitor.com/Business/The-Bite/2015/0826/Twelve-college-campuses-leading-the-way-for-sustainable-dining

Student Recruitment

Recruiting Column – why parents need to be involved in recruiting

Recruiting column: Why parents need to be involved in recruiting

UVA class of 2019 hails from 76 different countries

http://www.cavalierdaily.com/article/2015/08/class-of-2019-hails-from-76-different-countries

7 things about Bradley Moon

http://newscenter.sdsu.edu/sdsu_newscenter/news_story.aspx?sid=75752

MTSU 45 colleges recruit students August 31 during Rutherford County College Night

http://wgnsradio.com/-mtsu-45-colleges-recruit-students-aug-31-during-rutherford-county-college-night-cms-28189

Other

First male undergrad arrive at historically all female Chatham University

http://www.wtae.com/news/historically-allfemale-university-enrolls-men/34935008

12 best colleges for queer women

http://www.shewired.com/identities/2015/08/26/10-best-colleges-queer-women?page=full

NEO at A&M offers horse sense academy

http://www.miamiok.com/news/article_c5d96d45-23b2-5c0a-9953-f4e6c5128e60.html

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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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PETITION

Please help us get Seth Meyers to come to Sweet Briar and teach for a day.

VOTE DAILY UNTIL 8-24-15!!!!

LET’S DO THIS  BECAUSE WE CAN!!!

http://www.xfinityprofessors.com/

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ALUMNAE ASSOCIATION

    Message from Alice Dixon

Hi all!
The August 2015 Alumnae Alliance Newsletter was emailed out today!!!  If you did not get the email, please contact DJ Stanhope at djstanhope@sbc.edu with your correct or preferred email address!

Here is the August news letter from the Alumnae Alliance  – enjoy

http://archive.constantcontact.com/fs115/1103462940222/archive/1121980160680.html

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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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Support us by using iGive! We’ll get free donations every time you shop at 1,649 of the most popular online stores. And, from 8/10-8/19 just visiting stores could mean an extra $100 for us. Sign up today!:

http://www.iGive.com/SavingSweetBriarInc/?p=19992&jltest=1

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Greensboro, NC

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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

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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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CHICAGO, IL

Saturday, October 10 from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Chicago Yacht Club

400 E Monroe St.

Chicago, Ill 60603

(312) 861 7777

communications@chicagoyachtclub.org

Please join us in welcoming our new President, Phillip Stone, to Sweet Briar and celebrating our next 114 years! Donations of $45 per person/$80 per couple, made payable to Sweet Briar College, are suggested.

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From Debbie Thurman

Everyone, my old friend Debbie Habel, new director of Amherst’s Habitat for Humanity, is organizing a 5K benefit run that also is in honor of Saving Sweet Briar, to be run on the SBC campus Oct. 10. They are looking for some alumnae to run. Entry fee discounted. Call 434-946-9596 for more info. Their website is being updated.

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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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A beautiful children’s book inspired by the fight to save Sweet Briar

How the Vixens Saved the School

Written by Josh Mundy

Illustrated by Victoria Hang

Here is the link to Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/dp/1514641259
And here is the link to the book’s Facebook page:https://www.facebook.com/VickySavesTheSchool

We are donating 10% of all proceeds to Saving Sweet Briar.  And remember if you are with Amazon Smile even more will be donated so Saving Sweet Briar.

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Great t-shirts with a lot of fun SBC related designs. A portion of the proceeds will go to Sweet Briar.  I, myself, have bought a bunch of Saving Sweet Briar and Sweet Briar t-shirts.  The quality is great, the shirts are super soft.

https://www.etsy.com/shop/CranehillStudios?ref=search_shop_redirect

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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

     Donate $20 to Sweet Briar between now and September 2 for a 

chance to win cow tag #81

Do you still have five bucks left over after fulfilling your pledge to Sweet Briar? Fund one of the last few keys given to all faculty and staff next week!

http://www.sbc1997.com/index.php/shop-fundraisers#!/Commemorative-Key-for-Faculty-Staff/p/52657623/category=13035041

Commemorative Key for Faculty/Staff

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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  From Kelly Gardner Headd  

[I am] so excited to see that Adornment Needlepoint has created this vixen canvas in honor of SBC’s class of 2019!! 30% of proceeds go to SBC!
Pre-order at: www.adornmentneedlepoint.com

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From Meghan Meighan

INVENTORY CLEARANCE SALE! The ‪#‎SaveSweetBriar‬ Keychain has done its job! Sweet Briar College has been saved and therefore this retired keychain is now $12 while supplies last. Get yours at MegEBespoke.etsy.com 💗💚💗💚💗💚💗💚

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A message from Myth Bayoud

Good morning fellow Vixens!
The Book Shop Working Group would love for you to post your SBC items that you have created or are in the process of creating. We want to compile a list of these fabulous items!!! Thank you so much!!

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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

  From Annamarie Lichtenberg  

You know you went to SBC, if you might be missing some History Department Alumnae on our Email list. We are gathering supplies: pens, pencils, markers ect. for the department.
We have received a list from one of the professors. If you would like to take part, please send me or comment your email address. We are looking for donations from $1-$5. Thanks in advance!

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  From Amy Ross Hanna

Attention Alumnae, Parents, and Friends of SBC!!!!!!

Each month you will have the opportunity to send a student, faculty member or staff a treat prepared by local pastry chef, Sandy Brooks. Each month the selections will be different. They will be boxed beautifully and delivered to campus. If interested you can contact Sandy directly (434 841 8565) or message me with your needs
.
For August and September:
6 cupcakes $20
1 dozen cookies $20

You can speak to Sandy about flavors and other options for the selected treats.The price includes delivery to campus. We will need the students name and dorm information. If sending to a faculty or staff member, please include their department.
Sandy’s facebook page is: Pastry By Sandy
Holla Holla!!!!! Let’s spoil our SBC community!!!!!

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From Deanette Rogers

A HUGE HOLLA TO THE LADIES LISTED BELOW!! THANKS TO YOU, THE SOCCER TEAM WILL HAVE GAME DAY UNIFORMS!!

Please follow the directions given here to honor your pledge and PLEASE mail the cheques by Saturday, the 22nd. This will allow uniforms to be ordered next week.

Mail a cheque for your pledge amount to Sweet Briar College and CLEARLY mark the memo line with “Friends of Athletics/Soccer”. Then mail the cheque to Teresa Boylan, Athletics Director
PO Box 87
Sweet Briar, VA 24595

Teresa has to funnel all the monies through the proper channels for the donations to be tax deductible for you and also be guaranteed to go to the soccer team for uniforms.

Page Franson
Dana Varnado Campbell
Jill Fahy
Whitney Machnik
Laura Ferrazzano
Katrina Gatti
Jessica Hiveley and the Minnesota Women’s Soccer League
Susan Mann Levy
Dianne Hayes Doss
MarySue Thomas
Jo Ann Kramer
Erin East
Denise Montgomery
Ingrid Zensen Trachtenbarg
Trienel Hickman
Michelle Badger
Laura L Crum
Katie Hearn
Leslie Carson Albizzatti
Kimberly Wilson
Clara Barton Green

EVERYONE ELSE: PLEASE DONATE TO SSB!! WE HAVE A LOT OF MOOOLA TO RAISE THIS WEEK, BUT THERE IS NOTHING A VIXEN CAN NOT DO!!

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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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  A MESSAGE FROM LISA AUMILLER   

Sweet Briar Sisters and Supporters…….After all your support and love and work this past 10 weeks…….I regret to inform everyone the America’s favorite veterinarian contest has been cancelled. I really appreciate you taking the time and effort to vote and putting up with my daily reminders. It was fun a lot of fun. Unfortunately, an outside group got involved and started bullying the candidates. I didn’t want to share what was happening because it was more fun to share the fun memes and the good vibrations with everyone. I regret the AVMF’s decision and I wish the competition would have continued. However, they did what they felt was best.

I love you all and I wish I could have represented Sweet Briar on a national level.

I cant thank you all enough for all your support.

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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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Anna ten Bensel

Hey y’all! My few remaining crew are helping me with the rest of this documentary but we still need help! Since we are planning a box office release, we really need help funding it! Please just spread the word!! We have less than a month to ensure we hit every deadline!! Thanks to our SBC connections, we have been able to secure screens internationally for a 6 week run starting January 1, 2016 (right when seniors are looking at colleges ;D)! I’d really like all the money the film makes to go right back into Sweet Briar for future students and staff! With that being said, we still have a TON of money to raise and only 30 days to do it – so share the links, spread the love and let the show begin!!

Any questions, comments and suggestions – please feel free to direct them my way!

Interested in volunteering? Join our Facebook group The Sweet Life Documentary – crew and friends!

http://www.thesweetlifefilm.com/support..html

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FROM BROOKE LINVILLE

Hey all, I am on a proposed panel by SXSW (South By Southwest), and I could REALLY use your vote! Would you mind clicking on this link at casting your thumbs up in the upper left hand corner?! You need to create an account with SXSW, and you can only vote once, but it would be incredibly helpful and valuable to me!  Ends September 4, 2015

http://panelpicker.sxsw.com/vote/48562

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CALLING ALL ANGELS! Yes, I am here again, but we now have a new mission (and the donations will be TAX DEDUCTIBLE and COUNT towards our September GOAL!!!!!) We need to help some students out…PM me for further information, but if you have some MOOLAH lying around…feel free to complete form here smile emoticon I love you all!!!!

https://savingsweetbriar.com/alumnae-angels/

VIXEN WATCH FOR THURSDAY, AUGUST 27, 2015

VIXEN WATCH FOR WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 26, 2015

Good morning, it’s Wednesday 🙂

Scroll down to the Fundraiser and Events section and check out Amy Campbell’s latest raffle challenge.  Donate only $20 for a chance to win an original Sweet Briar Dairy cow tag.

The news section today includes highlights from the last Board meeting, which you might find interesting.

And of course right at the beginning is a link to an important message from Sarah Clement, Chair of Saving Sweet Briar, Inc.

Monika

         A plea from Sarah Clement, Chair 

of Saving Sweet Briar Inc.

http://us6.campaign-archive2.com/?u=2fef6f48518db8e3b1ae5adc6&id=71bcb4b768&e=b736587024

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SAVING SWEET BRIAR, INC. IS ASKING YOU TO PLEASE FULFILL YOUR PLEDGES AND MAKE YOUR DONATIONS AS SOON AS POSSIBLE!

We are so close to reaching our goal

WE STILL need TO RAISE $1.2 MILLION BY SEPTEMBER 2.

And please make checks out to Saving Sweet Briar.

If you are sending checks, Saving Sweet Briar is asking you to please FEDEX them to ensure quick delivery (and tracking) to:

Saving Sweet Briar, Inc.

C/O Alexander Haas

3520 Piedmont Road

Suite 300 Atlanta, GA 30305

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

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.

Help us reach our FINAL settlement milestone by fulfilling your pledge and donating today. Thank you for your continued support of our goal to not only save Sweet Briar but ensure a continued legacy of incredible women graduates.

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

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Here’s a great example for more encouragement to help fulfill your pledge – this young, studious, future Sweet Briar Vixen, and future entrepreneur is going to donate 100% of her proceeds from the lemonade stand.  If she can do it, so can you.   Holla! Holla!

 

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August 25th was given as the closing day, but instead it is the beginning of a new academic year! Vixens, we have one more deadline before we can put this whole ordeal behind us. It is Cow Money time! Donate $25 in honor of this day!

www.savingsweetbriar.com

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

and

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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VOLUNTEER FOR SWEET BRIAR

Hello All-  

Please use the NEW link to sign up:

The Alumnae Admissions Representatives/ Ambassadors are gathering!

If you are interested in representing Sweet Briar College at high

school college fairs, help recruit students at local high schools, or call prospective and accepted students please sign your name on the SBC page.

http://sbc.edu/alumdev/volunteers-needed

From Teresa Tomlinson

Everyone: Look at this awesome page. Post the reason you went to Sweet Briar. Show stakeholders the impact of their investment.

http://sbc.edu/mmc/because-you

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Sweet Briar History

From Karol Lawson

The Sweet Briar community should note that Sunday, August 23, 2015 is the 150th anniversary of the marriage of Indiana Fletcher and James Henry Williams. Look at the lower left corner of the photo.

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NEWS

Sweet Briar

Highlight from the last Board meeting – by Teresa Tomlinson

Some Highlights from Board of Directors Meeting

The Board of Directors met in a retreat format on campus Thursday evening until noon Saturday. Highlights of the meeting include:

At the direction of the board chair, Teresa Pike Tomlinson, the board conducted the first paperless board meeting in the history of the college. Through the good work of Dawn Gatewood and Aaron Mahler, directors were able to access even lengthy documents during and prior to the meeting.

Except one person, who was held up unexpectedly for business reasons, all directors attended the entire retreat.

The Board acknowledged with regret the resignation of Jim Fabiani for health reasons and elected Allison Stemmons Simon ’63 as a new member of the board.

Dr. Belle Wheelan, President of the Commission on Colleges of SACS, presented a seminar for the board on the Commission’s accreditation requirements and provided helpful advice on the respective roles of the board and the administration in governance.

The board acknowledged that some donors feel deeply that their endowment funds now being released from restriction by Virginia’s Attorney General should continue to be used for the purposes designated by the donors. The board voted to restrict such funds to the intended wishes of the donors and to require approval by ¾ of the board for any future
changes in their status.

President Stone presented his State of the College Report.

The board received reports from members of the President’s Council and engaged in extended conversations about finances, fundraising and enrollment.

The College’s new auditors, BDO, presented an outline of the annual auditing process now underway.

The College’s investment counselors, Prime Buchholz, presented a report on the performance of the investments of the college.

Ruth McCambridge, Editor in Chief of the Nonprofit Quarterly made a presentation on current trends in nonprofits, particularly on matters of governance.

The board met over breakfast with the Faculty Executive Committee for a discussion on governance, open communications and other matters.

The board was treated to the first meals served by Sweet Briar Dining Services under new management by Parkhurst. Everyone agreed enthusiastically: thumbs up!

At the end of the meeting, members of the campus community, friends of the college,members of the governing boards of the Town of Amherst and Amherst County and other special guests joined the board for lunch on the Upper Quad on a glorious, sunny day.

Saved for now – Sweet Briar looks for a long term fix – this was also in the NYT on Monday

http://www.loudountimes.com/news/article/saved_for_now_sweet_briar_college_looks_for_a_long_term_fix432

and

http://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/saved-now-sweet-briar-college-long-term-fix-33262514

Sweet Briar College students return to campus to begin new era

http://www.wdbj7.com/news/local/sweet-briar-college-students-return-to-campus-to-begin-new-era/34890576

Sweet Briar College students gear up for new school year

http://www.nbc29.com/story/29870124/sweet-briar-students-gear-up-for-new-school-year

Today’s the day of the SBC phoenix

http://www.newsadvance.com/opinion/editorials/today-s-the-day-of-the-sbc-phoenix/article_f681dd2c-4a97-11e5-95f6-173f71df0c69.html

Photos of Sweet Briar

http://www.newsadvance.com/news/local/photos-sweet-briar-college/collection_1d353c8e-c1db-11e4-b60d-034e58a23a27.html

Students move in at Sweet Briar College

http://www.newsadvance.com/new_era_progress/news/students-move-in-at-sweet-briar-college/article_32fc14f5-1527-5607-9fbd-10d3f5c279cd.html

248 Students move in at Sweet Briar, plus 80 abroad

248 students move in at Sweet Briar

 Sweet Briar Students move in

http://www.roanoke.com/news/virginia/students-move-in-at-sweet-briar-college/article_d6c52977-5c23-5da6-939a-89aa898044ce.html

Sweet Briar does what it wasn’t supposed to do – it reopened

http://www.roanoke.com/opinion/editorials/our-view-sweet-briar-does-what-it-wasn-t-supposed/article_c7282241-c263-56e4-8f57-8be7f689597c.html

Battlefield graduate Caronline Shepard returns to Sweet Briar with mixed emotions

http://www.insidenova.com/sports/battlefield-graduate-caroline-shepard-returns-to-sweet-briar-with-mixed/article_3fd74930-475f-11e5-980e-f33a2d72085f.html

Blog -Being Unlocked – Rising 8-25-15 – Students flock back to Sweet Briar College

Rising 8.25.15 … Students Flock back to Sweet Briar College

From Shannon O’Neill Beasley

I am excited to announce that tomorrow La Caretta on Rt. 29 in Madison Heights will be presenting SSB with a check for $1,400! They have dedicated the first Tuesday of every month as a “Sweet Tuesday” and will be donating 20% of their profits from these days to SSB! Come out tomorrow night and celebrate the beginning of the school year and the donated funds, beginning at 6 pm.

Liberal Arts

The remarkable growth of New Jersey’s State University

http://www.njspotlight.com/stories/15/08/12/summer-reading-2015-the-remarkable-growth-of-new-jersey-s-state-university/

Berea College receives national recognition

http://www.wtvq.com/story/d/story/berea-college-receives-national-recognition/22241/CWvthH-8CEa9wLyXrRv9oQ

24 best liberal arts colleges in America – it is time to add Sweet Briar

http://www.businessinsider.com.au/the-top-liberal-arts-colleges-in-america-2015-7#/#24-lafayette-college-1

USF business school dean wants to bring change

http://www.argusleader.com/story/news/business-journal/2015/08/25/usf-business-school-dean-wants-bring-change/32360795/

STEM

MSU professors receive national recognition as inspiring women in STEM

http://www.montana.edu/news/15687/msu-professors-receive-national-recognition-as-inspiring-women-in-stem

7 STEM competitions for girls

http://www.brookings.edu/blogs/techtank/posts/2015/08/24-girls-stem-competitions

Pointe Coupee School board starts process of turning Central High in to STEM campus by 2016

http://theadvocate.com/news/westside/13262211-123/pointe-coupee-school-board-starts

OpEd The importance of Hispanic enrollment efforts in STEM

http://www.latinpost.com/articles/73723/20150824/op-ed-the-importance-of-hispanic-enrollment-efforts-in-stem-alberto-davila-american-society-hispanic-economists.htm

IU awarded $1.66 million grant for STEM education

http://www.idsnews.com/article/2015/08/iu-receives-1-66million-grant-for-stem-education

How this Drexel program is strengthening the region’s STEM pipeline

https://technical.ly/philly/2015/08/24/drexel-rethink-computer-science-schools-stem/

College of Medicine professor named one of ‘100 inspiring women in STEM’

College of Medicine professor named one of ‘100 Inspiring Women in STEM’

Are you celebrating Women’s Equality Day in Plymouth tomorrow?

http://www.plymouthherald.co.uk/celebrating-Women-s-Equality-Day-Plymouth/story-27674101-detail/story.html

Every field has its role models

http://www.thenational.ae/opinion/editorial/every-field-has-its-role-models

What is life like for women in tech

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/jonha-revesencio/what-is-life-like-for-wom_b_8034920.html

Drive to attract more women to engineering

http://www.yorkshirepost.co.uk/business/business-news/drive-to-attract-more-women-to-engineering-1-7426813

Another Voice – gender gap in opportunities for youths must be closed

http://www.buffalonews.com/opinion/another-voice/another-voice-gender-gap-in-opportunities-for-youths-must-be-closed-20150825

Lateral thinking helps bring women into tech sector

http://www.startupsmart.com.au/leadership/lateral-thinking-helps-bring-women-into-tech-sector/2015082415372.html

BiS in brief – Savannah schools among STEM award finalist

http://businessinsavannah.com/bis/2015-08-25/bis-brief-savannah-schools-among-stem-award-finalists

Women In Higher Education

Waldorf College expects record enrollment as the college wanted more female students

http://globegazette.com/news/local/waldorf-college-expects-record-enrollment/article_f689b396-caac-57c2-91cb-94ff8854add7.html

Sustainability 

Eleven Catholic colleges among Sierra Club’s ‘cool schools’

http://ncronline.org/blogs/eco-catholic/eleven-catholic-colleges-among-sierra-club-s-cool-schools

Sustainable facilities, curriculum and faculty provide paths to future jobs, leadership opportunities at Santa Fe community college

http://www.forconstructionpros.com/press_release/12106674/sustainable-facilities-curriculum-and-faculty-provide-path-to-future-jobs-leadership-opportunities-at-santa-fe-community-college

Sustainable features practically required in new campus construction

http://www.educationdive.com/news/sustainable-features-practically-required-in-new-campus-construction/404464/

75 colleges for Food in America for 2015

http://www.thedailymeal.com/best-colleges-food-america

Student Recruitment

UTA hopes to increase unprivileged or minority students seeking graduate degrees

http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2015-08/uota-uht082515.php

4 ways best fit student recruitment has changed

http://www.educationdive.com/news/4-ways-best-fit-student-recruitment-has-changed/404107/

Other

Broadening notions of gender and private women’s colleges

http://scholarship.shu.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1753&context=student_scholarship

5 facts that might make sexual assault far more likely to occur on college campuses

http://www.bustle.com/articles/106130-5-factors-that-might-make-sexual-assault-far-more-likely-to-occur-on-college-campuses

Perhaps these female students should consider Sweet Briar College

Outrage at male students’ vulgar signs for a ‘freshman daughter drop off’ where parents are told their daughter will have a ‘good time’

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3209231/Hope-baby-girl-ready-University-outraged-vulgar-signs-greet-incoming-freshmen-girls.html

and

College fraternity suspended after hanging derogatory and demeaning banners about female students

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/college-fraternity-suspended-after-hanging-derogatory-and-demeaning-banners-about-female-students-10471421.html

Chatham prepares for its first coed undergraduate class

http://www.wtae.com/news/chatham-prepares-for-its-first-coed-undergraduate-class/34882578

As Coursera evolves colleges stay on and investors buy in

http://chronicle.com/blogs/wiredcampus/as-coursera-evolves-colleges-stay-on-and-investors-buy-in/57267

US community colleges increase international enrollment

http://languagemagazine.com/?p=124311

Proof of an eligible man shortage – there are four college educated women for every three males and don’t even think of trying to find one in Manhattan

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3210826/Proof-eligible-man-shortage-four-college-educated-women-three-males-don-t-think-trying-one-Manhattan.html

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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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PETITION

Please help us get Seth Meyers to come to Sweet Briar and teach for a day.

VOTE DAILY UNTIL 8-24-15!!!!

LET’S DO THIS  BECAUSE WE CAN!!!

http://www.xfinityprofessors.com/

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ALUMNAE ASSOCIATION

    Message from Alice Dixon

Hi all!
The August 2015 Alumnae Alliance Newsletter was emailed out today!!!  If you did not get the email, please contact DJ Stanhope at djstanhope@sbc.edu with your correct or preferred email address!

     Here is the August news letter from the Alumnae Alliance  – enjoy

http://archive.constantcontact.com/fs115/1103462940222/archive/1121980160680.html

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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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Support us by using iGive! We’ll get free donations every time you shop at 1,649 of the most popular online stores. And, from 8/10-8/19 just visiting stores could mean an extra $100 for us. Sign up today!:

http://www.iGive.com/SavingSweetBriarInc/?p=19992&jltest=1

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Greensboro, NC

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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

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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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CHICAGO, IL

Saturday, October 10 from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Chicago Yacht Club

400 E Monroe St.

Chicago, Ill 60603

(312) 861 7777

communications@chicagoyachtclub.org

Please join us in welcoming our new President, Phillip Stone, to Sweet Briar and celebrating our next 114 years! Donations of $45 per person/$80 per couple, made payable to Sweet Briar College, are suggested.

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From Debbie Thurman

Everyone, my old friend Debbie Habel, new director of Amherst’s Habitat for Humanity, is organizing a 5K benefit run that also is in honor of Saving Sweet Briar, to be run on the SBC campus Oct. 10. They are looking for some alumnae to run. Entry fee discounted. Call 434-946-9596 for more info. Their website is being updated.

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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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A beautiful children’s book inspired by the fight to save Sweet Briar

How the Vixens Saved the School

Written by Josh Mundy

Illustrated by Victoria Hang

Here is the link to Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/dp/1514641259
And here is the link to the book’s Facebook page:https://www.facebook.com/VickySavesTheSchool

We are donating 10% of all proceeds to Saving Sweet Briar.  And remember if you are with Amazon Smile even more will be donated so Saving Sweet Briar.

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Great t-shirts with a lot of fun SBC related designs. A portion of the proceeds will go to Sweet Briar.  I, myself, have bought a bunch of Saving Sweet Briar and Sweet Briar t-shirts.  The quality is great, the shirts are super soft.

https://www.etsy.com/shop/CranehillStudios?ref=search_shop_redirect

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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

     Donate $20 to Sweet Briar between now and September 2 for a 

chance to win cow tag #81

Do you still have five bucks left over after fulfilling your pledge to Sweet Briar? Fund one of the last few keys given to all faculty and staff next week!

http://www.sbc1997.com/index.php/shop-fundraisers#!/Commemorative-Key-for-Faculty-Staff/p/52657623/category=13035041

Commemorative Key for Faculty/Staff

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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From Meghan Meighan

INVENTORY CLEARANCE SALE! The ‪#‎SaveSweetBriar‬ Keychain has done its job! Sweet Briar College has been saved and therefore this retired keychain is now $12 while supplies last. Get yours at MegEBespoke.etsy.com 💗💚💗💚💗💚💗💚

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A message from Myth Bayoud

Good morning fellow Vixens!
The Book Shop Working Group would love for you to post your SBC items that you have created or are in the process of creating. We want to compile a list of these fabulous items!!! Thank you so much!!

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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

  From Annamarie Lichtenberg  

You know you went to SBC, if you might be missing some History Department Alumnae on our Email list. We are gathering supplies: pens, pencils, markers ect. for the department.
We have received a list from one of the professors. If you would like to take part, please send me or comment your email address. We are looking for donations from $1-$5. Thanks in advance!

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  From Amy Ross Hanna

Attention Alumnae, Parents, and Friends of SBC!!!!!!

Each month you will have the opportunity to send a student, faculty member or staff a treat prepared by local pastry chef, Sandy Brooks. Each month the selections will be different. They will be boxed beautifully and delivered to campus. If interested you can contact Sandy directly (434 841 8565) or message me with your needs
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For August and September:
6 cupcakes $20
1 dozen cookies $20

You can speak to Sandy about flavors and other options for the selected treats.The price includes delivery to campus. We will need the students name and dorm information. If sending to a faculty or staff member, please include their department.
Sandy’s facebook page is: Pastry By Sandy
Holla Holla!!!!! Let’s spoil our SBC community!!!!!

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From Deanette Rogers

A HUGE HOLLA TO THE LADIES LISTED BELOW!! THANKS TO YOU, THE SOCCER TEAM WILL HAVE GAME DAY UNIFORMS!!

Please follow the directions given here to honor your pledge and PLEASE mail the cheques by Saturday, the 22nd. This will allow uniforms to be ordered next week.

Mail a cheque for your pledge amount to Sweet Briar College and CLEARLY mark the memo line with “Friends of Athletics/Soccer”. Then mail the cheque to Teresa Boylan, Athletics Director
PO Box 87
Sweet Briar, VA 24595

Teresa has to funnel all the monies through the proper channels for the donations to be tax deductible for you and also be guaranteed to go to the soccer team for uniforms.

Page Franson
Dana Varnado Campbell
Jill Fahy
Whitney Machnik
Laura Ferrazzano
Katrina Gatti
Jessica Hiveley and the Minnesota Women’s Soccer League
Susan Mann Levy
Dianne Hayes Doss
MarySue Thomas
Jo Ann Kramer
Erin East
Denise Montgomery
Ingrid Zensen Trachtenbarg
Trienel Hickman
Michelle Badger
Laura L Crum
Katie Hearn
Leslie Carson Albizzatti
Kimberly Wilson
Clara Barton Green

EVERYONE ELSE: PLEASE DONATE TO SSB!! WE HAVE A LOT OF MOOOLA TO RAISE THIS WEEK, BUT THERE IS NOTHING A VIXEN CAN NOT DO!!

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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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AS OF AUGUST 12, 2015 LISA AUMILLER IS ON TOP

KEEP ON VOTING – LET’S MAKE IT HAPPEN

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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Anna ten Bensel

Hey y’all! My few remaining crew are helping me with the rest of this documentary but we still need help! Since we are planning a box office release, we really need help funding it! Please just spread the word!! We have less than a month to ensure we hit every deadline!! Thanks to our SBC connections, we have been able to secure screens internationally for a 6 week run starting January 1, 2016 (right when seniors are looking at colleges ;D)! I’d really like all the money the film makes to go right back into Sweet Briar for future students and staff! With that being said, we still have a TON of money to raise and only 30 days to do it – so share the links, spread the love and let the show begin!!

Any questions, comments and suggestions – please feel free to direct them my way!

Interested in volunteering? Join our Facebook group The Sweet Life Documentary – crew and friends!

http://www.thesweetlifefilm.com/support..html

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FROM BROOKE LINVILLE

Hey all, I am on a proposed panel by SXSW (South By Southwest), and I could REALLY use your vote! Would you mind clicking on this link at casting your thumbs up in the upper left hand corner?! You need to create an account with SXSW, and you can only vote once, but it would be incredibly helpful and valuable to me!  Ends September 4, 2015

http://panelpicker.sxsw.com/vote/48562

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CALLING ALL ANGELS! Yes, I am here again, but we now have a new mission (and the donations will be TAX DEDUCTIBLE and COUNT towards our September GOAL!!!!!) We need to help some students out…PM me for further information, but if you have some MOOLAH lying around…feel free to complete form here smile emoticon I love you all!!!!

https://savingsweetbriar.com/alumnae-angels/

VIXEN WATCH FOR WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 26, 2015

VIXEN WATCH FOR MONDAY, AUGUST 24, 2015

Good Monday morning,

I have a few hours time before my flight departs.  Tomorrow, Vixen Watch will not be issued but will be back on Wednesday.

Please check Sweet Briar news today.  There are a lot of new articles and photos regarding fall classes, students moving in, and  President Stone addressing alumnae in Charlotte.

SAVING SWEET BRIAR, INC. IS ASKING YOU TO PLEASE FULFILL YOUR PLEDGES AND MAKE YOUR DONATIONS AS SOON AS POSSIBLE!

WE STILL HAVE TO RAISE $1.8 MILLION BY SEPTEMBER 2.

And please make checks out to Saving Sweet Briar.

If you are sending checks, Saving Sweet Briar is asking you to please FEDEX them to ensure quick delivery (and tracking) to:

Saving Sweet Briar, Inc.

C/O Alexander Haas

3520 Piedmont Road

Suite 300 Atlanta, GA 30305

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

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.

Help us reach our FINAL settlement milestone by fulfilling your pledge and donating today. Thank you for your continued support of our goal to not only save Sweet Briar but ensure a continued legacy of incredible women graduates.

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

SEND US YOUR MOOOLAH

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

and

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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VOLUNTEER FOR SWEET BRIAR

Hello All-  

Please use the NEW link to sign up:

The Alumnae Admissions Representatives/ Ambassadors are gathering!

If you are interested in representing Sweet Briar College at high

school college fairs, help recruit students at local high schools, or call prospective and accepted students please sign your name on the SBC page.

http://sbc.edu/alumdev/volunteers-needed

From Teresa Tomlinson

Everyone: Look at this awesome page. Post the reason you went to Sweet Briar. Show stakeholders the impact of their investment.

http://sbc.edu/mmc/because-you

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Sweet Briar History

From Karol Lawson

The Sweet Briar community should note that Sunday, August 23, 2015 is the 150th anniversary of the marriage of Indiana Fletcher and James Henry Williams. Look at the lower left corner of the photo.

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NEWS

Sweet Briar

Sweet Briar readies for fall classes

http://sbc.edu/news/uncategorized/sweet-briar-readies-fall-classes/

Saved for now – Sweet Briar College looks for a long term fix

http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/2015/08/23/us/ap-us-saving-sweet-briar.html?_r=0

Double take – Silver medalist ‘Sweet Briar Twins’ back at their alma mater

http://www.newsadvance.com/news/local/double-take-silver-medalist-sweet-briar-twins-back-at-their/article_4deb3808-49dd-11e5-bbaf-cff5932e1924.html

Sweet Briar College opens doors to freshman and returning students

http://www.newsplex.com/home/headlines/Sweet-Briar-College-Opens-Doors-to-Freshman-and-Returning-Students-322636162.html

Sweet Briar College Students return

http://www.whsv.com/news/headlines/Sweet-Briar-College-Students-Return–322635151.html

Saving Sweet Briar –  women’s college alumnae stave off shutdown, buy time for new president

http://www.foxnews.com/us/2015/08/23/saving-sweet-briar-women-college-alumnae-stave-off-shutdown-buy-time-for-new/

Students move into Sweet Briar to begin fall semester

http://www.wset.com/story/29861213/students-move-into-sweet-briar-for-fall-semester

Sweet Briar Students prepare to move back in

Sweet Briar Students prepare to move back in

President Stone at the Charlotte, NC alumnae meeting

Courtesy of Brooke Watts

President Stone speaking to a full room! We guessed perhaps 70 would attend… There’s over 150 here today!

Courtesy of Megan Meighan

This just in! President Stone is speaking (at this very moment) and it is amazing! Holla Holla from Charlotte, NC at Charlotte Country Club.

Courtesy of Katie Clarkson Robertson

The Man – and let me tell you he is the real deal.

Sweet Briar students are moving in

Liberal Arts

Course design for the liberal arts

https://frontpage.gcsu.edu/announcement/course-design-liberal-arts-sign-now

STEM

Girl Scouts learn circuitry at cyber workshop

http://www.desertsun.com/story/news/2015/08/23/girl-scouts-flashlights/32249833/

Silicon Roundabout hires fewer women in senior roles than FTSE 100

http://elitebusinessmagazine.co.uk/technology/item/silicon-roundabout-hires-fewer-women-in-senior-roles-than-the-ftse-100

A call to arms for women in science

http://www.womensagenda.com.au/talking-about/top-stories/a-call-to-arms-for-women-in-science/201508246180#.VdsWyPlViko

Less than a fifth of Tech City directors are women

http://startups.co.uk/less-than-a-fifth-of-tech-city-directors-are-women/

How Square’s code camp empowers aspiring female engineers

How Square’s Code Camp empowers aspiring female engineers

Women In Higher Education

Local education program focusing on young women

http://www.wxii12.com/news/local-education-program-focusing-on-young-women/34874616

Other

Pell Grants – billions go to students who don’t graduate, analysis finds

http://www.nbcnews.com/feature/freshman-year/billions-taxpayer-dollars-go-students-who-dont-graduate-analysis-finds-n412431

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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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PETITION

Please help us get Seth Meyers to come to Sweet Briar and teach for a day.

VOTE DAILY UNTIL 8-24-15!!!!

LET’S DO THIS  BECAUSE WE CAN!!!

http://www.xfinityprofessors.com/

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ALUMNAE ASSOCIATION

    Message from Alice Dixon

Hi all!
The August 2015 Alumnae Alliance Newsletter was emailed out today!!!  If you did not get the email, please contact DJ Stanhope at djstanhope@sbc.edu with your correct or preferred email address!

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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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Support us by using iGive! We’ll get free donations every time you shop at 1,649 of the most popular online stores. And, from 8/10-8/19 just visiting stores could mean an extra $100 for us. Sign up today!:

http://www.iGive.com/SavingSweetBriarInc/?p=19992&jltest=1

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Greensboro, NC

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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

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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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CHICAGO, IL

Saturday, October 10 from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Chicago Yacht Club

400 E Monroe St.

Chicago, Ill 60603

(312) 861 7777

communications@chicagoyachtclub.org

Please join us in welcoming our new President, Phillip Stone, to Sweet Briar and celebrating our next 114 years! Donations of $45 per person/$80 per couple, made payable to Sweet Briar College, are suggested.

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From Debbie Thurman

Everyone, my old friend Debbie Habel, new director of Amherst’s Habitat for Humanity, is organizing a 5K benefit run that also is in honor of Saving Sweet Briar, to be run on the SBC campus Oct. 10. They are looking for some alumnae to run. Entry fee discounted. Call 434-946-9596 for more info. Their website is being updated.

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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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A beautiful children’s book inspired by the fight to save Sweet Briar

How the Vixens Saved the School

Written by Josh Mundy

Illustrated by Victoria Hang

Here is the link to Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/dp/1514641259
And here is the link to the book’s Facebook page:https://www.facebook.com/VickySavesTheSchool

We are donating 10% of all proceeds to Saving Sweet Briar.  And remember if you are with Amazon Smile even more will be donated so Saving Sweet Briar.

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Great t-shirts with a lot of fun SBC related designs. A portion of the proceeds will go to Sweet Briar.  I, myself, have bought a bunch of Saving Sweet Briar and Sweet Briar t-shirts.  The quality is great, the shirts are super soft.

https://www.etsy.com/shop/CranehillStudios?ref=search_shop_redirect

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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

The winner of the cow tag # 154 drawing is Renee Gunn – CONGRATULATIONS

Do you still have five bucks left over after fulfilling your pledge to Sweet Briar? Fund one of the last few keys given to all faculty and staff next week!

http://www.sbc1997.com/index.php/shop-fundraisers#!/Commemorative-Key-for-Faculty-Staff/p/52657623/category=13035041

Commemorative Key for Faculty/Staff

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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From Meghan Meighan

INVENTORY CLEARANCE SALE! The ‪#‎SaveSweetBriar‬ Keychain has done its job! Sweet Briar College has been saved and therefore this retired keychain is now $12 while supplies last. Get yours at MegEBespoke.etsy.com 💗💚💗💚💗💚💗💚

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A message from Myth Bayoud

Good morning fellow Vixens!
The Book Shop Working Group would love for you to post your SBC items that you have created or are in the process of creating. We want to compile a list of these fabulous items!!! Thank you so much!!

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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

  From Annamarie Lichtenberg  

You know you went to SBC, if you might be missing some History Department Alumnae on our Email list. We are gathering supplies: pens, pencils, markers ect. for the department.
We have received a list from one of the professors. If you would like to take part, please send me or comment your email address. We are looking for donations from $1-$5. Thanks in advance!

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  From Amy Ross Hanna

Attention Alumnae, Parents, and Friends of SBC!!!!!!

Each month you will have the opportunity to send a student, faculty member or staff a treat prepared by local pastry chef, Sandy Brooks. Each month the selections will be different. They will be boxed beautifully and delivered to campus. If interested you can contact Sandy directly (434 841 8565) or message me with your needs
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For August and September:
6 cupcakes $20
1 dozen cookies $20

You can speak to Sandy about flavors and other options for the selected treats.The price includes delivery to campus. We will need the students name and dorm information. If sending to a faculty or staff member, please include their department.
Sandy’s facebook page is: Pastry By Sandy
Holla Holla!!!!! Let’s spoil our SBC community!!!!!

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From Deanette Rogers

A HUGE HOLLA TO THE LADIES LISTED BELOW!! THANKS TO YOU, THE SOCCER TEAM WILL HAVE GAME DAY UNIFORMS!!

Please follow the directions given here to honor your pledge and PLEASE mail the cheques by Saturday, the 22nd. This will allow uniforms to be ordered next week.

Mail a cheque for your pledge amount to Sweet Briar College and CLEARLY mark the memo line with “Friends of Athletics/Soccer”. Then mail the cheque to Teresa Boylan, Athletics Director
PO Box 87
Sweet Briar, VA 24595

Teresa has to funnel all the monies through the proper channels for the donations to be tax deductible for you and also be guaranteed to go to the soccer team for uniforms.

Page Franson
Dana Varnado Campbell
Jill Fahy
Whitney Machnik
Laura Ferrazzano
Katrina Gatti
Jessica Hiveley and the Minnesota Women’s Soccer League
Susan Mann Levy
Dianne Hayes Doss
MarySue Thomas
Jo Ann Kramer
Erin East
Denise Montgomery
Ingrid Zensen Trachtenbarg
Trienel Hickman
Michelle Badger
Laura L Crum
Katie Hearn
Leslie Carson Albizzatti
Kimberly Wilson
Clara Barton Green

EVERYONE ELSE: PLEASE DONATE TO SSB!! WE HAVE A LOT OF MOOOLA TO RAISE THIS WEEK, BUT THERE IS NOTHING A VIXEN CAN NOT DO!!

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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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AS OF AUGUST 12, 2015 LISA AUMILLER IS ON TOP

KEEP ON VOTING – LET’S MAKE IT HAPPEN

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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Anna ten Bensel

Hey y’all! My few remaining crew are helping me with the rest of this documentary but we still need help! Since we are planning a box office release, we really need help funding it! Please just spread the word!! We have less than a month to ensure we hit every deadline!! Thanks to our SBC connections, we have been able to secure screens internationally for a 6 week run starting January 1, 2016 (right when seniors are looking at colleges ;D)! I’d really like all the money the film makes to go right back into Sweet Briar for future students and staff! With that being said, we still have a TON of money to raise and only 30 days to do it – so share the links, spread the love and let the show begin!!

Any questions, comments and suggestions – please feel free to direct them my way!

Interested in volunteering? Join our Facebook group The Sweet Life Documentary – crew and friends!

http://www.thesweetlifefilm.com/support..html

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FROM BROOKE LINVILLE

Hey all, I am on a proposed panel by SXSW (South By Southwest), and I could REALLY use your vote! Would you mind clicking on this link at casting your thumbs up in the upper left hand corner?! You need to create an account with SXSW, and you can only vote once, but it would be incredibly helpful and valuable to me!  Ends September 4, 2015

http://panelpicker.sxsw.com/vote/48562

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CALLING ALL ANGELS! Yes, I am here again, but we now have a new mission (and the donations will be TAX DEDUCTIBLE and COUNT towards our September GOAL!!!!!) We need to help some students out…PM me for further information, but if you have some MOOLAH lying around…feel free to complete form here smile emoticon I love you all!!!!

https://savingsweetbriar.com/alumnae-angels/

VIXEN WATCH FOR MONDAY, AUGUST 24, 2015