VIXEN WATCH FOR MONDAY, AUGUST 17, 2015

It is Monday.  Please excuse the delay today.  But my daughter was undergoing MINOR surgery and I had to take her to the clinic at 5:30 AM.  She is resting now and doing well.

Scroll down to see some photos from the art event yesterday in Richmond and Back to School event in Nantucket

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 $2.5 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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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-  

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

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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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Students and potential SBC students:

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

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

* all financial aid received in 2014-2015 will be honored

2 – Students previously admitted for the fall of 2015

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

3 – New students interested in applying for the fall of 2015

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

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

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

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NEWS

Sweet Briar

Alumnae alliance seeks comments on proposed mission statement

http://sbc.edu/news/alumnae-and-development/alumnae-alliance-seeks-comments-proposed-mission-statement/

Message from President Stone:

Making history at Sweet Briar! The entire nation has learned about Sweet Briar during the past months. At first it was for sad reasons–a decision to close. The tone of the stories then turned to what was thought to be a futile, even desperate, attempt by the alumnae, faculty, parents, students and other to prevent the closing. then about the excitement of success, transition and rebirth! The stories are now more about the special qualities of Sweet Briar and how we are making history. We are leading the fight to reaffirm the value of small, independent, liberal arts college and we are specially leading the charge for women’s education. All of you are part of this experience of making history. The whole nation is watching. Together we will be successful! I look forward to seeing all of you on campus soon.

Academic calendar for Sweet Briar

http://sbc.edu/sites/default/files/%2A/2014-2016%20College%20Calendars%202014-2016%20AYs.pdf

Liberal Arts

Tradition of innovation – Washington and Lee occupies a unique position among its peer institutions, offering not just a traditional liberal arts education but also one especially appropriate for this day and age

http://www.wlu.edu/tradition-of-innovation?feature=true&id=x12980

STEM

After school program gets big grant for STEM

http://trib.com/lifestyles/announcements/community/after-school-program-gets-big-grant-for-stem/article_bd86dedb-e5e1-5f90-9260-af0495b9e15c.html

Going against the flow

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/charu-sharma/going-against-the-flow-ly_b_7995908.html

Incoming faculty an example of ASU’s commitment to diversity

https://asunews.asu.edu/20150817-incoming-faculty

UNVW’s watson college of education professors receive national honor for excellence

http://uncw.edu/news/2015/08/uncws-watson-college-of-education-professors-receive-national-honor-for-excellence.html

Amandla Stenberg on science, activism, and idols

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/amandla-stenberg-science-activism-idols_55cfdaf7e4b07addcb4333eb

Sad state of women in STEM

http://tech.co/sad-state-of-women-in-tech-infographic-2015-08

8 Vanderbilt researchers named ‘inspiring women in STEM’

http://news.vanderbilt.edu/2015/08/eight-vu-researchers-named-inspiring-women-in-stem/

Do more to empower women in STEM says professor Geri Richmond ahead of gender summit

http://www.koreaittimes.com/story/52918/%E2%80%9Cdo-more-empower-women-stem%E2%80%9D-says-professor-geri-richmond-ahead-gender-summit-6-%E2%80%93-asia-p

Other

This simple addition to college campuses could cut costs for a quarter of undergrads

http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/wonkblog/wp/2015/08/11/this-simple-addition-to-college-campuses-could-cut-costs-for-a-quarter-of-undergrads/

ECU among two schools to receive grants

http://www.theadanews.com/news/ecu-among-two-schools-to-receive-grants/article_fe577870-4391-11e5-943b-ebd6418725b9.html

Internationalstudent.com launches 10th annual travel video contest

http://www.benzinga.com/pressreleases/15/08/p5769081/internationalstudent-com-launches-10th-annual-travel-video-contest

I had to transfer twice to afford a college education

http://blog.credit.com/2015/08/i-had-to-transfer-twice-to-afford-a-college-education-123260/

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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

Please read the message below and submit your comments

From Alice Dixon for immediate release concerning the new Alumnae Association

The following proposed Mission Statement for the new Alumnae Alliance is presented for comment:

“The Sweet Briar College Alumnae Alliance fosters and is pivotal to sustaining Sweet Briar’s vibrant learning environment for women. The Alumnae Alliance’s strong bonds of fellowship, mentorship, and vision support Sweet Briar as an institution dedicated in perpetuity to producing extraordinary leaders who serve the needs of a contemporary world.”

We invite everyone to submit comments that will be monitored by working group and Board Alumnae Committee members as part of our social media outreach campaign. You may also send your comments directly to Alice Dixon, Chair of the Alumnae Committee of the Board at aeadix@aol.com. The formal comment period will end at midnight eastern, Sunday the 16th of August.
Thank you!

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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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Courtesy of Katie Niemeier – yesterday alumnae got together to learn how to paint Sweet Briar house.  Look at all those wonderful paintings.  Well done, ladies.

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Nantucket – Back to School event

Courtesy of Mary Sharpe

Saving Sweet briar one “whale” at a time!! Opera House Cup Party , Jetties Beach Nantucket

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PITTSBURGH, PA

RSVP 412 – 521 – 3161

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Support Sweet Briar with The Beach Boys

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FREE for any current SBC students or 2015 Grads.
Must email Karen to get tickets: kmwilliamsfl@gmail.com

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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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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

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

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

Donate $19.92 or more and receive this great sticker

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

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

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Posted by Jennifer Frost Holden

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

website: www.potterybylaura.com

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

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

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From Katherine Morse

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

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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

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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VIXEN WATCH FOR MONDAY, AUGUST 17, 2015

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