VIXEN WATCH FOR MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 28, 2015

Good Monday morning,

Please check the news, as well as new articles which are marked with the moving Vixen head  .

I also invite you to check the Fundraiser/Events and Vixens helping Vixens section.

Have a wonderful week

Monika

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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FROM LYNN RAINVILLE

For historic information, stories, photos, on the history of Sweet Briar, Daisy, and more please go to
http://lynnrainville.org/tusculuminstitute/sbc-iStories.php

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  AN INVITATION FROM ANNAMARIE LICHTENBERG  
The Facebook group” SBC: Parents of Vixen” would like to extend an invitation to  alumnae and current student’s parents to join their group!
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    AN INVITATION FROM DEBBIE SACKMAN     
Debbie would like to extend an invitation to the Sweet Briar community, especially parents of students to read her blog, which contains helpful information, ideas and  much more.
Please visit
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  A MESSAGE FROM AMY LEIGH CAMPBELL  
Are you ready to SHOP SWEET?? Save the date for Vixen Market on Saturday, September 26th! Alumnae and friends who created products to raise money for Saving Sweet Briar are invited to participate in the Market. Request participation by sending your information viahttps://a.pgtb.me/3gLTsC
Stay tuned for more details!
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  PLEASE SHARE THE FOLLOWING VIDEO WITH YOUR FAMILY, FRIENDS, NEIGHBORS, AND LOCAL HIGH SCHOOL  

This is a promotional video about Sweet Briar and a great recruitment tool.
 https://animoto.com/play/m3KOApCalmI5vpRTnpDJ5g
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THE ALUMNAE ASSOCIATION

THE ALUMNAE ASSOCIATION IS CURRENTLY LOOKING FOR DEDICATED ALUMNAE TO JOIN THE ALUMNAE ALLIANCE WORKING COMMITTEE (AAWC).
 UPDATE FROM ALUMNAE ALLIANCE WORKING COMMITTEE

The Alumnae Alliance Working Committee is dedicated to creating a new structure to ensure the active engagement of all alumnae in the future of Sweet Briar College. In the past six months, we have accomplished great things en masse; now we must strategically leverage our time, talents and treasure to rebuild Sweet Briar.

The Alumnae Alliance Working Committee process over the last two months focused on how the entire alumnae population can best serve the College. With that guiding principle in mind, we created a mission statement that captures the sense of alumnae engagement and then turned our attention to the formation of a new structure. This proposed structure is inclusive of former Alumnae Association Board members and alumnae who served in various capacities during the spring and summer of 2015, including members of the Saving Sweet Briar Board, Sweet Briar 2.0 and other volunteers; the goal is to incorporate the interests and ideas of all alumnae. It is now time to present the proposed structure and next steps to you. Below are the steps we have taken thus far:

1. The Alumnae Alliance Working Committee (AAWC) was appointed. This committee is made up of 4 board members from Saving Sweet Briar, Inc., 4 former members of the Alumnae Association Board, and Alice Dixon ’82.

2. The AAWC sought input from all alumnae and created the following mission and objective statements:
THE MISSION: The Sweet Briar College Alumnae Alliance fosters and is pivotal to sustaining Sweet Briar’s vibrant learning environment for women. The Alumnae Alliance promotes programs and services that enhance strong bonds of fellowship, mentorship and vision and supports Sweet Briar as an institution dedicated in perpetuity to producing extraordinary scholars and leaders who serve the needs of a contemporary world.

THE OBJECTIVE: The Sweet Briar College Alumnae Alliance promotes programs and services that connect alumnae to the College and to each other to sustain Sweet Briar in perpetuity.

3. The AAWC drafted and approved the intended structure of the Alumnae Alliance. The structure reflects a hub and spokes model. The hub is an Alumnae Council, composed of the original 9 members of the Alumnae Alliance Working Committee, with 6 working groups (spokes) coming out of the Alumnae Council (hub). The eight members of the Working Committee have volunteered to lead specific working groups for the immediate future. There will also be a strategic planning and visioning component that will provide an avenue for all alumnae to share their interest and talents. The founding members of the Alumnae Council will serve for a two-year term. During this time, the Council will develop the procedure for selecting future Council members.

We are seeking nominations for 6 additional members of the Alumnae Council who will also serve as co-chairs of the 6 working groups. All alumnae are encouraged to nominate themselves or each other for these positions. Special skills and interest are desired in these fields:

Media, Marketing & Communications
Development (Fundraising)
Admissions and Retention
Club Structure (Geographic)
Class/Year Structure
General Alumnae Relations

Nominations for these positions can be submitted by clicking on thie attached link.

Once nominations have been received and approved, the Alumnae Alliance Working Committee will take these next steps:

1. Share the structure and membership of these 6 working groups with the Alumnae Relations & Development staff for review and coordination.

2. Forward the structure and membership of the newly-formed Alumnae Alliance to the Advancement Committee of the Board of Directors to consider on September 25.

3. Once approved by the Board of Directors Advancement Committee, the Board of Directors will discuss the proposed structure of the Alumnae Alliance.

This process ensures that the Alumnae Alliance will be fully functioning and begin its work shortly thereafter. The Alumnae Council will operate the Working Groups to bring policy issues to the Board through the Advancement Committee and will work closely with the office of Alumnae Relations and Development. It is crucial that we begin our work right away. Our focus now is to help the administration and Board in the two critical areas of fundraising and student enrollment.

The Alumnae Alliance Working Committee encourages all alumnae to not only nominate additional members for the Alumnae Council, but to also volunteer for one or more of the Working Groups, which will range from serving as an AAR, to helping with fundraising, to developing ideas for academic programming or land use, etc. We will publish information on the SBC website that details the working groups as it becomes available.

Your support of this new model is critical in ensuring that Sweet Briar succeeds in the short and long term. Thank you!

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NEWS

SWEET BRIAR

FOUNDER’S DAY MOMENTS

Founder’s Day Ceremony in the Quad

Tracy Stuart speaks at Monument Hill

Sweet Briar installs its 12th president at Founder’s Day

http://sbc.edu/news/academics/college-installs-12th-president-celebrates-founders-day/

The unveiling of a new plaque on Monument Hill

New memorial revealed during Founder’s Day celebration

http://sbc.edu/news/uncategorized/memorial-revealed-founders-day-service/

Images submitted by Angela Withers Dawson

Revamped score card shows alumni earnings for colleges in Lynchburg area

http://www.newsadvance.com/news/local/revamped-scorecard-shows-alumni-earnings-for-colleges-in-lynchburg-area/article_e476cf78-3503-5be3-a9e0-0d8974aab6ca.html

Sweet Briar celebrates investiture of new president

http://www.newsadvance.com/news/local/sweet-briar-college-celebrates-investiture-of-new-president/article_02baa992-4aa2-5935-a189-93b17eec2c3e.html

Sweet Briar has new radio station

http://www.richmond.com/news/virginia/article_218fd12e-0c8d-54d2-a346-b4460059a468.html

 Liberal Arts
Letter: liberal arts base
A degree is not what it once was
Picking up STEAM – how the arts can drive STEM leadership
Promoting gender equality and women’s empowerment
Black woman to head STEM collaborative
ASU to lead White House backed initiative to attract minority women to STEM
Bill Nye to visit Charleston for STEM series
Mentor Monday – Nokia’s Jane Rygaard
Getting girls into tech careers a priority for Minnesota group
Verizon grant to fund STEM camp for girls in summer
St. Paul airport event steers girls to tech careers

SUSTAINABILITY AND ORGANIC FARMING

Majoring in Food – Colleges offering more courses, degrees

Majoring in Food: Colleges Offering More Courses, Degrees

Berea College’s farm ranked among 20 best in the nation

http://www.richmondregister.com/news/local_news/berea-college-s-farm-ranked-among-best-in-nation/article_e69246b8-632e-11e5-aa94-a72389f33026.html

STUDENT RECRUITING

International feel growing at Trine – Great marketing and recruiting techniques resulted in 100 full tuition paying students from Saudi Arabia

http://www.journalgazette.net/news/local/schools/International-feel-growing-at-Trine-8947559

Students add $1.4 million in investments to alumnus funded portfolio – Interesting!!!!

http://www.gwhatchet.com/2015/09/28/students-add-1-4-million-in-investments-to-alumnus-funded-portfolio/

 OTHER
Area highschool to receive grants to help increase enrollments in college
Submitted by Kim Cool – America’s 8 most underrated jobs
The myth of the college rape culture
Yavapai College’s Chino Valley agribusiness center site of horse show
A woman’s college goes coed and works to promote it’s mission
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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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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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FROM JEN RISEY

I Support the Vixen Den. 100% of profits will benefit the students of Sweet Briar. T’shirts $25.

http://teespring.com/24595college

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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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  BY JO-ANN MERRITT

Here’s a great glass Vixen head sun catcher made of glass.  Beautiful!  Proceeds will benefit Saving Sweet Briar.  I, myself, ordered several to hang in my window and give away.  They are beautiful.

https://squareup.com/market/joannmerritt

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  BY MARGARET WILLIAMS BLOUT

Great Sweet Briar swag – proceeds will go to Sweet Briar  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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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

MegEBespoke.etsy.com

To celebrate the 2015-2016 school year, I am excited to launch the NEW
“Sweet Briar College” 2.0 Keychain!

Buy 4 or More and save 20%. Use code: SBC4ORMORE at checkout.

📚📓✏️📌📚📓✏️📌📚📓

15% of each keychain sold will be donated to Sweet Briar College!

Meg E. Bespoke Keychains are fashionable and durable. They are made out of a 1.5 inch solid wood ball. Each keychain is hand painted a bright pink (a new, slightly different bright pink than the #SaveSweetBriar keychain), complete with a hunter green vixen head, a gem and bright green bow to match (again, a new, slightly different green from the #SaveSweetBriar keychain bow).

Each keychain is finished with a high shine, clear protective coating to prevent chipping from everyday use. (They do withstand those of us who are hard on our keys; however, normal ware will occur over time).

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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

Please help Lindsay Nicole Stephens win $5,000 toward tuition

Please take a minute to vote for me, it only takes 50 to get me in the running!!! If you could share and have others do the same that would be a true blessing!

http://www.drpeppertuition.com/profile/100000765901680

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  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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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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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/

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VIXEN WATCH FOR MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 28, 2015

VIXEN WATCH FOR THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 2015

Good Thursday Morning

One more day and the weekend will be upon us.  Have a wonderful weekend.

Debbie Sackman has a new entry on Sweet Briar traditions.  Look for the Vixen Head for new articles.

Monika

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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  AN INVITATION FROM ANNAMARIE LICHTENBERG  
The Facebook group” SBC: Parents of Vixen” would like to extend an invitation to  alumnae and current student’s parents to join their group!
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    AN INVITATION FROM DEBBIE SACKMAN     
Debbie would like to extend an invitation to the Sweet Briar community, especially parents of students to read her blog, which contains helpful information, ideas and  much more.
Please visit
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  A MESSAGE FROM AMY LEIGH CAMPBELL  
Are you ready to SHOP SWEET?? Save the date for Vixen Market on Saturday, September 26th! Alumnae and friends who created products to raise money for Saving Sweet Briar are invited to participate in the Market. Request participation by sending your information viahttps://a.pgtb.me/3gLTsC
Stay tuned for more details!
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  PLEASE SHARE THE FOLLOWING VIDEO WITH YOUR FAMILY, FRIENDS, NEIGHBORS, AND LOCAL HIGH SCHOOL  

This is a promotional video about Sweet Briar and a great recruitment tool.
 https://animoto.com/play/m3KOApCalmI5vpRTnpDJ5g
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THE ALUMNAE ASSOCIATION

THE ALUMNAE ASSOCIATION IS CURRENTLY LOOKING FOR DEDICATED ALUMNAE TO JOIN THE ALUMNAE ALLIANCE WORKING COMMITTEE (AAWC).
 UPDATE FROM ALUMNAE ALLIANCE WORKING COMMITTEE

The Alumnae Alliance Working Committee is dedicated to creating a new structure to ensure the active engagement of all alumnae in the future of Sweet Briar College. In the past six months, we have accomplished great things en masse; now we must strategically leverage our time, talents and treasure to rebuild Sweet Briar.

The Alumnae Alliance Working Committee process over the last two months focused on how the entire alumnae population can best serve the College. With that guiding principle in mind, we created a mission statement that captures the sense of alumnae engagement and then turned our attention to the formation of a new structure. This proposed structure is inclusive of former Alumnae Association Board members and alumnae who served in various capacities during the spring and summer of 2015, including members of the Saving Sweet Briar Board, Sweet Briar 2.0 and other volunteers; the goal is to incorporate the interests and ideas of all alumnae. It is now time to present the proposed structure and next steps to you. Below are the steps we have taken thus far:

1. The Alumnae Alliance Working Committee (AAWC) was appointed. This committee is made up of 4 board members from Saving Sweet Briar, Inc., 4 former members of the Alumnae Association Board, and Alice Dixon ’82.

2. The AAWC sought input from all alumnae and created the following mission and objective statements:
THE MISSION: The Sweet Briar College Alumnae Alliance fosters and is pivotal to sustaining Sweet Briar’s vibrant learning environment for women. The Alumnae Alliance promotes programs and services that enhance strong bonds of fellowship, mentorship and vision and supports Sweet Briar as an institution dedicated in perpetuity to producing extraordinary scholars and leaders who serve the needs of a contemporary world.

THE OBJECTIVE: The Sweet Briar College Alumnae Alliance promotes programs and services that connect alumnae to the College and to each other to sustain Sweet Briar in perpetuity.

3. The AAWC drafted and approved the intended structure of the Alumnae Alliance. The structure reflects a hub and spokes model. The hub is an Alumnae Council, composed of the original 9 members of the Alumnae Alliance Working Committee, with 6 working groups (spokes) coming out of the Alumnae Council (hub). The eight members of the Working Committee have volunteered to lead specific working groups for the immediate future. There will also be a strategic planning and visioning component that will provide an avenue for all alumnae to share their interest and talents. The founding members of the Alumnae Council will serve for a two-year term. During this time, the Council will develop the procedure for selecting future Council members.

We are seeking nominations for 6 additional members of the Alumnae Council who will also serve as co-chairs of the 6 working groups. All alumnae are encouraged to nominate themselves or each other for these positions. Special skills and interest are desired in these fields:

Media, Marketing & Communications
Development (Fundraising)
Admissions and Retention
Club Structure (Geographic)
Class/Year Structure
General Alumnae Relations

Nominations for these positions can be submitted by clicking on thie attached link.

Once nominations have been received and approved, the Alumnae Alliance Working Committee will take these next steps:

1. Share the structure and membership of these 6 working groups with the Alumnae Relations & Development staff for review and coordination.

2. Forward the structure and membership of the newly-formed Alumnae Alliance to the Advancement Committee of the Board of Directors to consider on September 25.

3. Once approved by the Board of Directors Advancement Committee, the Board of Directors will discuss the proposed structure of the Alumnae Alliance.

This process ensures that the Alumnae Alliance will be fully functioning and begin its work shortly thereafter. The Alumnae Council will operate the Working Groups to bring policy issues to the Board through the Advancement Committee and will work closely with the office of Alumnae Relations and Development. It is crucial that we begin our work right away. Our focus now is to help the administration and Board in the two critical areas of fundraising and student enrollment.

The Alumnae Alliance Working Committee encourages all alumnae to not only nominate additional members for the Alumnae Council, but to also volunteer for one or more of the Working Groups, which will range from serving as an AAR, to helping with fundraising, to developing ideas for academic programming or land use, etc. We will publish information on the SBC website that details the working groups as it becomes available.

Your support of this new model is critical in ensuring that Sweet Briar succeeds in the short and long term. Thank you!

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NEWS

SWEET BRIAR

GET READY FOR FOUNDERS’ DAY SEPTEMBER 25 AND SEPTEMBER 26

 FOR MORE NEWS ON SWEET BRIAR PLEASE REFER TO SBC.EDU/NEWS/
Democrat Ellen Arthur presses debate issue in 24th House District race – one debate location is SBC
Our view- Who’s the watchdog?
The truth behind those ‘40%’ tuition discounts – mentions SBC
Debbie Sackman on Sweet Briar Traditions – the ties that bind
The SBC IHSA team competed this weekend at the Tournament of Champions held at Randolph College. The team finished tied for 8th place against some of the top college teams in the country. Individually, Makayla Benjamin ’18 was the Reserve Champion in the Medal, finished 2nd in Open Fences and 5th in Open Flat. Madi Cromwell ’16 was 2nd in Novice flat, Courtney Barry ’18 was 4th in Novice Fences, Emily Schlosberg ’19 was 4th in Intermediate Fences and Megan Shuford ’16 in her very first horse show was 5th in the Walk/Trot division. We all had a great time and are very excited to be competing as Vixens this year. The team is hard at work practicing for the season opener that will be hosted by Randolph again this coming Saturday.
SBC musicians, horses put up a show
Liberty University to move online education operations to Graves Mill Road
 Liberal Arts
No justification without enlightenment
College rankings crush liberal arts education  It’s time to revalue it
When students have choice among top colleges which one do they choose?
College students shift towards science
20 minutes with Dr. Richard Sher –  a faculty spotlight
A student’s minor major inferiority complex
Humanities help us understand ourselves and our environment
STEM should broaden not narrow the curriculum
College rankings crush liberal arts education
I didn’t pick MSU because it’s a liberal arts college
STEM
Tech Disruption – how technology plays a role in changing education
#Ilooklikeanengineer – how this company is helping to change STEM stereotypes
Valley Voice – girls especially need STEM education
Enjoy science project aims to improve vocational education
WiMSE program to assist woman students in engineering
PepsiCo expands support for STEM mentorship and advocacy
Big Dreams aims to inspire girls and young women
Why are women the key to more successful tech and STEM programs?
Federal agencies answer call to action by White House initiative on educational excellence for Hispanics
Company pledges $400,000 in scholarships
STEM careers encouraged at NASA’s Day in the Park event
What are STEM subjects?
Program encourages women to pursue careers in science, know how
Alumnae of NU donate $750,000, grant STEM scholarships
Coding boot camp aims to bring more women into STEM
District receives grant for program to educate girls in STEM
Empowering women to STEM

SUSTAINABILITY AND ORGANIC FARMING

Colleges to celebrate campus sustainability month through #cleanenergyu

http://www.justmeans.com/article/colleges-to-celebrate-campus-sustainability-month-through-cleanenergyu

Examining Conn’s environmental stewardship

http://thecollegevoice.org/2015/09/23/examining-conns-environmental-stewardship/

VC embraces more extensive solar, windpower energy

http://miscellanynews.org/2015/09/23/news/vc-embraces-more-extensive-solar-windpower-energy/

How sustainable food movement is shaping college dining and vice versa

http://www.csmonitor.com/USA/Society/2015/0923/How-sustainable-food-movement-is-shaping-college-dining-and-vice-versa

STUDENT RECRUITING

How California is helping low income students succeed in college

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/california-college-students-diversity_55fc861be4b08820d918c2b3

Record number of Int’l students admitted

http://www.valleyvanguardonline.com/record-number-of-intl-students-admitted/

Office of student affairs forms task force on accessibility

http://amherststudent.amherst.edu/?q=article/2015/09/23/office-student-affairs-forms-task-force-accessibility

BCIC new ventures awards kick off Vancouver start up week – new award winning software to recruit international students

http://blogs.vancouversun.com/2015/09/22/bcic-new-ventures-awards-kick-off-vancouver-startup-week/

Schuckman – renovations allow Quincy University to put itself on more level playing fields

http://www.whig.com/story/30088046/schuckman-renovations-allow-quincy-university-to-put-itself-on-more-level-playing-field

How to recruit millennials?  Pay their college loans

http://www.cbsnews.com/news/how-to-recruit-millennials-pay-their-college-loans/

PWC to start giving employees $1,200 a year in student loan debt assistance

http://www.usatoday.com/story/money/personalfinance/2015/09/22/pwc-offering-student-loan-assistance-to-employees/72565522/

Office of International affairs – UM Dearborn’s gateway to the rest of the world

http://michiganjournal.org/2015/09/22/office-of-international-affairs-um-dearborns-gateway-to-the-rest-of-the-world/

 OTHER
A simpler financial-aid calculator spreads
Bergen Community College awarded $2.6 Million federal grant
Study – Pell grant success depend on individual schools
College Talk vs Girl Talk at Texas elementary school – mmh
One in four female college students reports sexual misconduct, sturvey finds
1 in 4 women experience sex assaults on campus
22% of Purdue women sexually abused on campus
Women can have it all
Five Virginia schools ranked among top colleges and universities
10 colleges where merit aid is most common
Kalamazoo College campaign raises $129 million for scholarships, capital projects
How one University connects two countries
A farm in Japan helps students understand global relationships
Women get bigger pay bump from university education than men
Women and poor will be hardest hit by tuition fee repayment changes
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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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  MORE FOUNDER’S DAY INFORMATION

REGISTER FOR FOUNDER’S DAY BY SEPT 23 ONLINE.
REGISTER FOR MEALS IN PROTHRO AND FOR FOUNDER’S DAY DANCE, AND SEE LIST OF WEEKEND ACTIVITIES.

Alumnae Admissions Recruiters Training on Saturday, Sept 26, 2015-
11:15 AM – 12:30 PM | SBC Athletic Center, 1948 Classroom
All alumnae are welcome to join Marcia Thom-Kaley, director of alumnae admissions relations, and Sarah Elkins Ince ’99 for an Alumnae Admissions Representatives training session.

FOR MORE INFORMATION GO TO

https://web.sbc.edu/foundersday/

GET READY

FOUNDER’S DAY IS

SEPTEMBER 25, 2015

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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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FROM JEN RISEY

I Support the Vixen Den. 100% of profits will benefit the students of Sweet Briar. T’shirts $25.

http://teespring.com/24595college

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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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  BY JO-ANN MERRITT

Here’s a great glass Vixen head sun catcher made of glass.  Beautiful!  Proceeds will benefit Saving Sweet Briar.  I, myself, ordered several to hang in my window and give away.  They are beautiful.

https://squareup.com/market/joannmerritt

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  BY MARGARET WILLIAMS BLOUT

Great Sweet Briar swag – proceeds will go to Sweet Briar  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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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

MegEBespoke.etsy.com

To celebrate the 2015-2016 school year, I am excited to launch the NEW
“Sweet Briar College” 2.0 Keychain!

Buy 4 or More and save 20%. Use code: SBC4ORMORE at checkout.

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15% of each keychain sold will be donated to Sweet Briar College!

Meg E. Bespoke Keychains are fashionable and durable. They are made out of a 1.5 inch solid wood ball. Each keychain is hand painted a bright pink (a new, slightly different bright pink than the #SaveSweetBriar keychain), complete with a hunter green vixen head, a gem and bright green bow to match (again, a new, slightly different green from the #SaveSweetBriar keychain bow).

Each keychain is finished with a high shine, clear protective coating to prevent chipping from everyday use. (They do withstand those of us who are hard on our keys; however, normal ware will occur over time).

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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

Please help Lindsay Nicole Stephens win $5,000 toward tuition

Please take a minute to vote for me, it only takes 50 to get me in the running!!! If you could share and have others do the same that would be a true blessing!

http://www.drpeppertuition.com/profile/100000765901680

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  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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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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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, SEPTEMBER 24, 2015

VIXEN WATCH FOR MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 2015

Good Monday Morning,

Please scroll down for the latest news and  message from the Alumnae Association.  As always, all new articles are marked with a vixen head.

Have a great week.

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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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  AN INVITATION FROM ANNAMARIE LICHTENBERG  
The Facebook group” SBC: Parents of Vixen” would like to extend an invitation to  alumnae and current student’s parents to join their group!
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    AN INVITATION FROM DEBBIE SACKMAN     
Debbie would like to extend an invitation to the Sweet Briar community, especially parents of students to read her blog, which contains helpful information, ideas and  much more.
Please visit
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  A MESSAGE FROM AMY LEIGH CAMPBELL  
Are you ready to SHOP SWEET?? Save the date for Vixen Market on Saturday, September 26th! Alumnae and friends who created products to raise money for Saving Sweet Briar are invited to participate in the Market. Request participation by sending your information viahttps://a.pgtb.me/3gLTsC
Stay tuned for more details!
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  PLEASE SHARE THE FOLLOWING VIDEO WITH YOUR FAMILY, FRIENDS, NEIGHBORS, AND LOCAL HIGH SCHOOL  

This is a promotional video about Sweet Briar and a great recruitment tool.
 https://animoto.com/play/m3KOApCalmI5vpRTnpDJ5g
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THE ALUMNAE ASSOCIATION

The Alumnae Association is currently looking for dedicated alumnae to join the Alumnae Alliance Working Committee (AAWC).
 Update from Alumnae Alliance Working Committee

The Alumnae Alliance Working Committee is dedicated to creating a new structure to ensure the active engagement of all alumnae in the future of Sweet Briar College. In the past six months, we have accomplished great things en masse; now we must strategically leverage our time, talents and treasure to rebuild Sweet Briar.

The Alumnae Alliance Working Committee process over the last two months focused on how the entire alumnae population can best serve the College. With that guiding principle in mind, we created a mission statement that captures the sense of alumnae engagement and then turned our attention to the formation of a new structure. This proposed structure is inclusive of former Alumnae Association Board members and alumnae who served in various capacities during the spring and summer of 2015, including members of the Saving Sweet Briar Board, Sweet Briar 2.0 and other volunteers; the goal is to incorporate the interests and ideas of all alumnae. It is now time to present the proposed structure and next steps to you. Below are the steps we have taken thus far:

1. The Alumnae Alliance Working Committee (AAWC) was appointed. This committee is made up of 4 board members from Saving Sweet Briar, Inc., 4 former members of the Alumnae Association Board, and Alice Dixon ’82.

2. The AAWC sought input from all alumnae and created the following mission and objective statements:
THE MISSION: The Sweet Briar College Alumnae Alliance fosters and is pivotal to sustaining Sweet Briar’s vibrant learning environment for women. The Alumnae Alliance promotes programs and services that enhance strong bonds of fellowship, mentorship and vision and supports Sweet Briar as an institution dedicated in perpetuity to producing extraordinary scholars and leaders who serve the needs of a contemporary world.

THE OBJECTIVE: The Sweet Briar College Alumnae Alliance promotes programs and services that connect alumnae to the College and to each other to sustain Sweet Briar in perpetuity.

3. The AAWC drafted and approved the intended structure of the Alumnae Alliance. The structure reflects a hub and spokes model. The hub is an Alumnae Council, composed of the original 9 members of the Alumnae Alliance Working Committee, with 6 working groups (spokes) coming out of the Alumnae Council (hub). The eight members of the Working Committee have volunteered to lead specific working groups for the immediate future. There will also be a strategic planning and visioning component that will provide an avenue for all alumnae to share their interest and talents. The founding members of the Alumnae Council will serve for a two-year term. During this time, the Council will develop the procedure for selecting future Council members.

We are seeking nominations for 6 additional members of the Alumnae Council who will also serve as co-chairs of the 6 working groups. All alumnae are encouraged to nominate themselves or each other for these positions. Special skills and interest are desired in these fields:

Media, Marketing & Communications
Development (Fundraising)
Admissions and Retention
Club Structure (Geographic)
Class/Year Structure
General Alumnae Relations

Nominations for these positions can be submitted by clicking on thie attached link.

Once nominations have been received and approved, the Alumnae Alliance Working Committee will take these next steps:

1. Share the structure and membership of these 6 working groups with the Alumnae Relations & Development staff for review and coordination.

2. Forward the structure and membership of the newly-formed Alumnae Alliance to the Advancement Committee of the Board of Directors to consider on September 25.

3. Once approved by the Board of Directors Advancement Committee, the Board of Directors will discuss the proposed structure of the Alumnae Alliance.

This process ensures that the Alumnae Alliance will be fully functioning and begin its work shortly thereafter. The Alumnae Council will operate the Working Groups to bring policy issues to the Board through the Advancement Committee and will work closely with the office of Alumnae Relations and Development. It is crucial that we begin our work right away. Our focus now is to help the administration and Board in the two critical areas of fundraising and student enrollment.

The Alumnae Alliance Working Committee encourages all alumnae to not only nominate additional members for the Alumnae Council, but to also volunteer for one or more of the Working Groups, which will range from serving as an AAR, to helping with fundraising, to developing ideas for academic programming or land use, etc. We will publish information on the SBC website that details the working groups as it becomes available.

Your support of this new model is critical in ensuring that Sweet Briar succeeds in the short and long term. Thank you!

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NEWS

SWEET BRIAR

GET READY FOR FOUNDERS’ DAY SEPTEMBER 25 AND SEPTEMBER 26

FOR MORE NEWS ON SWEET BRIAR PLEASE REFER TO SBC.EDU/NEWS/

Sweet Briar to sell warm season grasses for bio fuel

http://sbc.edu/news/environmental-science/sweet-briar-sell-warm-season-grasses-biofuel/

Former Sweet Briar student attends Mills

http://www.thecampanil.com/former-sweet-briar-student-attends-mills/

College to host tour of monument hill.

http://sbc.edu/news/tusculum-institute/college-host-tour-monument-hill/

Senior dance concert on tap

http://sbc.edu/news/performing-arts/dance/senior-dance-concerts-tap/

Feel free to comment on the following ARTICle

Liberal arts programs are feeling the squeeze from big education

Smaller colleges feeling financial stress of lower enrollment
Lauren Smith and Brooke Helburn (Sweet Briar alumna) to wed
RPIFH athletics meets Keuka on Harkness
 Liberal Arts
Prescott College president to discuss future of education
Rollins College president defends liberal arts education
Where should you go to get your science degree?
Burrows – College education more valuable than simple, straight path
Liberal arts is about learning to learn
College in one year for $5
Liberal arts degrees teach synthesis, the skill that lasts
Liberal arts, democracy, and the media
STEM
Children’s book author, physicist to speak at STEM mania Saturday
Cards against humanity scholarship for women in STEM raised over $500K
The hidden sexism when employers don’t hire from coding boot camps
KC mayor James announces microloan money for women in business, support for STEM
White house council selects ASU to head national collaborative
As more women choose a STEM career will Microsoft’s $75m skills gap cash injection help boost this number?
Campaign launched to encouraging more women into engineering
Female students empowered at STEM conference

SUSTAINABILITY AND ORGANIC FARMING

Working towards a more sustainable Rollins

http://www.thesandspur.org/working-towards-a-more-sustainable-rollins/

Pace University unveils new environmental sustainability institute

http://armonk.dailyvoice.com/schools/pace-university-unveils-new-environmental-sustainability-institute/589569/

STUDENT RECRUITING

College of dental medicine receives diversity award

http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2015-09/cumc-cod091815.php

Recruiting assistance

http://www.news-gazette.com/news/local/2015-09-18/recruiting-assistance.html

Tech firm tries to prevent brain drain by recruiting high school students

http://www.daynews.com/world/education/2015/09/tech-firm-tries-to-prevent-brain-drain-by-recruiting-high-school-students-25627

What happened to Corinthian Colleges Inc?

http://www.microcapdaily.com/what-happened-to-corinthian-colleges-incotcmktscocoq/113294/

 Other
Submitted by Deirdre Conley and Giulia V.C. Witcombe
Pride and regret – reflections on global education from a former provost
Comcast pilots internet essentials at community colleges
Women’s college offers students 8 different gender pronoun options
Portfolium raises $1.2 Million to help college students to land that first job
UMW seeking $7.1 M increase in state funding
Digital humanities initiative at Hamilton receives $245,299 grant
Proposal requested for women’s fund grant
Lady Gaga releases harrowing new music video about the college campus rape crisis showing female students being sexually assaulted
 Colleges now graded on students’ debt burden
College scorecard called useful but limited
Hampden Sydney’s Christopher Howard new president of Robert Morris U
Did you just win a college scholarship?  Or not?  Marketing can be deceptive
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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.

____________________________________________________________________

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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  MORE FOUNDER’S DAY INFORMATION

Register for Founder’s Day by Sept 23 online.
Register for meals in Prothro and for Founder’s Day Dance, and see list of weekend activities.

Alumnae Admissions Recruiters Training on Saturday, Sept 26, 2015-
11:15 AM – 12:30 PM | SBC Athletic Center, 1948 Classroom
All alumnae are welcome to join Marcia Thom-Kaley, director of alumnae admissions relations, and Sarah Elkins Ince ’99 for an Alumnae Admissions Representatives training session.

FOR MORE INFORMATION GO TO

https://web.sbc.edu/foundersday/

GET READY  

FOUNDER’S DAY IS

SEPTEMBER 25, 2015

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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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FROM JEN RISEY

I Support the Vixen Den. 100% of profits will benefit the students of Sweet Briar. T’shirts $25.

http://teespring.com/24595college

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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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  BY JO-ANN MERRITT

Here’s a great glass Vixen head sun catcher made of glass.  Beautiful!  Proceeds will benefit Saving Sweet Briar.  I, myself, ordered several to hang in my window and give away.  They are beautiful.

https://squareup.com/market/joannmerritt

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  BY MARGARET WILLIAMS BLOUT

Great Sweet Briar swag – proceeds will go to Sweet Briar  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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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

MegEBespoke.etsy.com

To celebrate the 2015-2016 school year, I am excited to launch the NEW
“Sweet Briar College” 2.0 Keychain!

Buy 4 or More and save 20%. Use code: SBC4ORMORE at checkout.

📚📓✏️📌📚📓✏️📌📚📓

15% of each keychain sold will be donated to Sweet Briar College!

Meg E. Bespoke Keychains are fashionable and durable. They are made out of a 1.5 inch solid wood ball. Each keychain is hand painted a bright pink (a new, slightly different bright pink than the #SaveSweetBriar keychain), complete with a hunter green vixen head, a gem and bright green bow to match (again, a new, slightly different green from the #SaveSweetBriar keychain bow).

Each keychain is finished with a high shine, clear protective coating to prevent chipping from everyday use. (They do withstand those of us who are hard on our keys; however, normal ware will occur over time).

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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

Please help Lindsay Nicole Stephens win $5,000 toward tuition

Please take a minute to vote for me, it only takes 50 to get me in the running!!! If you could share and have others do the same that would be a true blessing!

http://www.drpeppertuition.com/profile/100000765901680

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  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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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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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, SEPTEMBER 21, 2015

VIXEN WATCH FOR THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 2015

Good Thursday Morning,

The weekend is just around the corner.  Have a great weekend.

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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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  AN INVITATION FROM ANNAMARIE LICHTENBERG  
The Facebook group” SBC: Parents of Vixen” would like to extend an invitation to  alumnae and current student’s parents to join their group!
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    AN INVITATION FROM DEBBIE SACKMAN     
Debbie would like to extend an invitation to the Sweet Briar community, especially parents of students to read her blog, which contains helpful information, ideas and  much more.
Please visit
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  A MESSAGE FROM AMY LEIGH CAMPBELL  
Are you ready to SHOP SWEET?? Save the date for Vixen Market on Saturday, September 26th! Alumnae and friends who created products to raise money for Saving Sweet Briar are invited to participate in the Market. Request participation by sending your information viahttps://a.pgtb.me/3gLTsC
Stay tuned for more details!
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  PLEASE SHARE THE FOLLOWING VIDEO WITH YOUR FAMILY, FRIENDS, NEIGHBORS, AND LOCAL HIGH SCHOOL  

This is a promotional video about Sweet Briar and a great recruitment tool.
 https://animoto.com/play/m3KOApCalmI5vpRTnpDJ5g
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NEWS

SWEET BRIAR

GET READY FOR FOUNDERS’ DAY SEPTEMBER 25 AND SEPTEMBER 26

FOR MORE NEWS ON SWEET BRIAR PLEASE REFER TO SBC.EDU/NEWS/
Websites tracking America’s failed college show that struggles are nothing new
Area colleges – Wolfpack earn first field hockey triumph
Williams hat trick highlights EMU’s 7 to 0 win over Sweet Briar
Education notebook – schools receive money for security equipment
Gager concert set for Sunday
Staying relevant is gender neutral – 3 college presidents on state of women’s school
 Liberal Arts
How liberal arts colleges can prove their own effectiveness
View – what to study at college and why
Just in – 17 Japanese universities abolish liberal arts and humanities
11 burning questions to Dr. Treanor
On the pursuit of liberal arts
Letter – a look in to cross-major studies
St. Lawrence University hosting seminar on “Tweeting the Liberal Arts”, in Canton
Frank Bruni – How to measure a college value
The master’s college ranked one of the best liberal arts colleges in the west
Liberal arts – parents’ thinking has changed but still full of judement
A liberal arts girls living in a STEM world
Choice of college majors influences lifetime earnings more than simply getting a degree
Liberal arts colleges must jettison antiquated lectures to stay relevant
Difficulty of major possibly linked with familial upbringing
Employers value soft skills, but don’t seek them out, experts say
From essay to employment – Utah college awarded for jobs-focused arts, humanities courses
Behind every art, a science
Interdisciplinarity – Inside Manchester’s arts lab
 http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/v525/n7569/full/525318a.html
STEM
Honeywell, Missouri S&T to collaborate on science and innovations
Company gifts $50K for tri-county tech scholarships
 http://www.independentmail.com/news/companies-gift-50k-for-tricounty-tech-scholarships_23697363
To infinity and beyond – the case for more female STEM entrepreneur
Can women really flourish in STEM?  It is not rocket science
School of Mines celebrate women in STEM
3 astronauts walk into NPR
STEM talks: 5 inspiring women making a big impact in science
Inspiring women in STEM – conference set for October 14
White House announces ASU to lead national STEM collaborative
Emma Watson backs female STEM scholarships
Mayim Bialik opens up on The Big Bang Theory, women in STEM
Network opportunity for female STEM students
Women students getting girls excited about STEM
UW launches scholarship for women in STEM programs
Push for women in engineering takes school girls to UQ
Rosalind Franklin should be a feminist icon – we women in science need her more than ever
Cornell College awarded $1 million NSF grant to support biodiversity research
Meet the anti-Barbie – Will these geek chic dolls really get more girls into science?
Accenture finds more than half of 12 year old girls in the UK and Ireland believe STEM subjects are too difficult to learn
Outbox incubator – girls in STEM, a new breed in entrepreneurs
What’s it like to be a woman working in science and how to make it better
UCL signs up to Avanades’ STEM scholarships for women

SUSTAINABILITY AND ORGANIC FARMING

3 sustainable colleges leading the way in sustainable education (climate action)
The roots of organic farming on campus
Ithaca College students get hands on experience with organic farming
CC takes strides in sustainability
Sustainability – environment, ecology, and equity at Occidental

STUDENT RECRUITING

Enrollment drops while retention rates rise at the University of Toledo

http://independentcollegian.com/2015/09/16/news/enrollment-drops-while-retention-rates-rise-at-university-of-toledo/

The international contract of mystery

http://www.vtcynic.com/the-international-contract-of-mystery/

Increase in international students

http://www.vtcynic.com/increase-in-international-students/

International rates increase

http://miamistudent.net/?p=17011990

UIC – Vigorous recruiting key to higher enrollment

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/ct-uic-vigorous-recruiting-key-to-higher-enrollment-20150914-story.html

University administration plans for future

http://www.patriottalon.com/news/university-administration-plans-for-future/article_c9abac96-5b28-11e5-a863-b7454954ba8c.html

SOM sees record female student enrollment

http://yaledailynews.com/blog/2015/09/17/som-sees-record-female-enrollment/

College enrollment scam sucks in duo

http://www.herald.co.zw/college-enrolment-scam-sucks-in-duo/

 Other
What are the most innovative schools doing to earn their titles?
Career Fair – Business as usual
President Mercer addresses sexual assault and alcohol in state of the college
Forced coed Greek life could make things worse
New MU students must take ‘Not Anymore’ sexual assault training
 http://www.columbiamissourian.com/news/higher_education/new-mu-students-must-take-not-anymore-sexual-assault-training/article_3e762ccc-58c2-11e5-b6c0-8314ef87a632.html
Orange Bowl Committee launching girls’ sports program – drive to excellence
Men educated at Ivy League vastly outearn female classmates
Gender wage gap narrows for new women college grads – fed research
Less than half of women’s college sports teams are coached by women
Is economics a sexist science?
Submitted by Edie Bowles
Gaps in earnings stand out in release of college data
College access index 2015 – the details
All floors should be made coed for a more enriching college experience
The Campus Equestrian – Welcome to college
The Fall Career Fair – some majors need not apply
The feminism of uncertainty – a gender diary by Ann Snitow
The week in higher education – 17 September 2015
Dr. James F. Jones, former president of Trinity College and Sweet Briar College, will speak at Emory University on Wednesday, September 30, at 7:30 pm in Room 110, White Hall, on the challenges facing liberal arts and liberals arts colleges.
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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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SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA, CA

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GET READY  

FOUNDER’S DAY IS

SEPTEMBER 25, 2015

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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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FROM JEN RISEY

I Support the Vixen Den. 100% of profits will benefit the students of Sweet Briar. T’shirts $25.

http://teespring.com/24595college

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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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  BY JO-ANN MERRITT

Here’s a great glass Vixen head sun catcher made of glass.  Beautiful!  Proceeds will benefit Saving Sweet Briar.  I, myself, ordered several to hang in my window and give away.  They are beautiful.

https://squareup.com/market/joannmerritt

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  BY MARGARET WILLIAMS BLOUT

Great Sweet Briar swag – proceeds will go to Sweet Briar  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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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

Please help Lindsay Nicole Stephens win $5,000 toward tuition

Please take a minute to vote for me, it only takes 50 to get me in the running!!! If you could share and have others do the same that would be a true blessing!

http://www.drpeppertuition.com/profile/100000765901680

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  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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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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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, SEPTEMBER 17, 2015

VIXEN WATCH FOR MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 14, 2015

Good Monday Morning,

monday

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

There is still time to sign up and become a Sweet Briar Alumnae Admissions Recruiter/Representative

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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From Denise Montgomery

If you happen to be at Sweet Briar on Wednesdays, from 12:30-1:30, starting September 9, and you love art, then come to the weekly meeting of the Sweet Briar Critique Group, an informal discussion led by Studio Art faculty to discuss art brought by participants to the group. Meetings are held in room 207 of the Art Barn, and all faculty, students, past and present, and alums are welcome. The purpose is to talk about art and art concepts, get new ideas, banish artist’s block, boost motivation, and be inspired! If you have any questions, contact faculty member Laura Pharis at 434-381-6195 or lpharis@sbc.edu She is also at:https://www.facebook.com/laura.pharis.501?fref=ts

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  AN INVITATION FROM ANNAMARIE LICHTENBERG  
The Facebook group” SBC: Parents of Vixen” would like to extend an invitation to  alumnae and current student’s parents to join their group!
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    AN INVITATION FROM DEBBIE SACKMAN     
Debbie would like to extend an invitation to the Sweet Briar community, especially parents of students to read her blog, which contains helpful information, ideas and  much more.
Please visit
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  A MESSAGE FROM AMY LEIGH CAMPBELL  
Are you ready to SHOP SWEET?? Save the date for Vixen Market on Saturday, September 26th! Alumnae and friends who created products to raise money for Saving Sweet Briar are invited to participate in the Market. Request participation by sending your information viahttps://a.pgtb.me/3gLTsC
Stay tuned for more details!
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  PLEASE SHARE THE FOLLOWING VIDEO WITH YOUR FAMILY, FRIENDS, NEIGHBORS, AND LOCAL HIGH SCHOOL  

This is a promotional video about Sweet Briar and a great recruitment tool.
 https://animoto.com/play/m3KOApCalmI5vpRTnpDJ5g
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NEWS

SWEET BRIAR

GET READY FOR FOUNDERS’ DAY SEPTEMBER 25 AND SEPTEMBER 26

Some interesting info
5 generations of grads on why all-women colleges still matter
New art show highlights female painters
SBC to host Fall 2015 explore engineering weekend
 http://sbc.edu/news/engineering-science/sweet-briar-host-fall-2015-explore-engineering-weekend/
College sports – Wilson vs. Sweet Briar 5:0
Never give in, never yield
Any Sweet Briar French Club members can order the French Club tshirts here
From Deirdre Conley
Effective Education: Sweet Briar was one of the 20 colleges selected for Project DEEP (Documenting Effective Educational Practice), run by the N.S.S.E. (the National Survey of Student Engagement), which identified institutions excelling at education.  “A time-honored approach to improving productivity is the identification and adaptation of qualities that characterize high-performing organizations. Similarly, any institution of higher education can learn valuable lessons from educationally effective colleges and universities. Toward this end, the National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE) and the American Association for Higher Education (AAHE) collaborated on Project DEEP (Documenting Effective Educational Practice). With support from Lumina Foundation for Education and the Center of Inquiry in the Liberal Arts at Wabash College, this initiative examined the everyday workings of a variety of educationally effective colleges and universities to learn what they do to promote student success.”  Complete results published in Student Success in College, Creating Conditions that Matter.  (Available on ibooks) “At all DEEP schools a unique combination of internal and external factors worked together to crystallize and support an institution wide focus on student success. At some schools, such as Sweet Briar, a salient founding mission and a strong campus culture are touchstones for student success.”  http://nsse.indiana.edu/html/projectDEEP.cfm https://www.insidehighered.com/views/2015/04/06/essay-calling-study-most-valuable-qualities-liberal-arts-colleges , http://nsse.indiana.edu/html/projectDEEP.cfm

Student a little too stoked on liberal arts

Student A Little Too Stoked On The Liberal Arts

How to measure a college value

Tennessee Supreme Court to bring oral arguments to Cumberland

http://www.lebanondemocrat.com/article/lebanon/711931

Big data could make college more accessible

http://www.cavalierdaily.com/article/2015/09/obama-college-scorecard

STEAM – give it a try
Event educates local girls about STEM careers
Synergistix provides summer STEM education for local kids
Notes – $10,000 to get women in STEM careers
Chevron launches Fuel Your School for 2015

GRANTS

STUDENT RECRUITING

College enrollment jumps under TN promise

http://www.tennessean.com/story/news/education/2015/09/11/college-enrollment-jumps-under-tn-promise/72096194/

Broader recruitment may be beneficial

Broader recruitment may be beneficial

 Other
Girls are the majority at some of DC’s top high schools
Are college lectures unfair?
Elite Harvard club open doors to females
All girl hack-a-thons on the rise, the latest at the University of Maryland
Meet the first woman of color to go into space
US News & World report releases list of best value schools
Increased Pell recipients lead to lower graduation rates
Georgia residents could attend technical college for FREE
Health problems college-aged women need to pay attention to
Quinninpiac University considers equestrian program after land purchase
College scorecard sandbags equity in higher education
The struggle women endure on campus
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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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SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA, CA

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GET READY – FOUNDER’S DAY IS SEPTEMBER 25, 2015

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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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FROM JEN RISEY

I Support the Vixen Den. 100% of profits will benefit the students of Sweet Briar. T’shirts $25.

http://teespring.com/24595college

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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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  BY JO-ANN MERRITT

Here’s a great glass Vixen head sun catcher made of glass.  Beautiful!  Proceeds will benefit Saving Sweet Briar.  I, myself, ordered several to hang in my window and give away.  They are beautiful.

https://squareup.com/market/joannmerritt

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  BY MARGARET WILLIAMS BLOUT

Great Sweet Briar swag – proceeds will go to Sweet Briar  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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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

Please help Lindsay Nicole Stephens win $5,000 toward tuition

Please take a minute to vote for me, it only takes 50 to get me in the running!!! If you could share and have others do the same that would be a true blessing!

http://www.drpeppertuition.com/profile/100000765901680

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  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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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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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, SEPTEMBER 14, 2015

VIXEN WATCH FOR THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, 2015

Good Thursday Morning

Hang in there – the weekend is just around the corner.  One more day.  Yay!

Below are lots of new articles.  Please watch out for the flashing vixen for special news items.

The Vixen Watch will be on Monday.  Enjoy your weekend.

Monika

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

There is still time to sign up and become a Sweet Briar Alumnae Admissions Recruiter/Representative

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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From Denise Montgomery

If you happen to be at Sweet Briar on Wednesdays, from 12:30-1:30, starting September 9, and you love art, then come to the weekly meeting of the Sweet Briar Critique Group, an informal discussion led by Studio Art faculty to discuss art brought by participants to the group. Meetings are held in room 207 of the Art Barn, and all faculty, students, past and present, and alums are welcome. The purpose is to talk about art and art concepts, get new ideas, banish artist’s block, boost motivation, and be inspired! If you have any questions, contact faculty member Laura Pharis at 434-381-6195 or lpharis@sbc.edu She is also at:https://www.facebook.com/laura.pharis.501?fref=ts

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  AN INVITATION FROM ANNAMARIE LICHTENBERG  
The Facebook group” SBC: Parents of Vixen” would like to extend an invitation to  alumnae and current student’s parents to join their group!
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    AN INVITATION FROM DEBBIE SACKMAN     
Debbie would like to extend an invitation to the Sweet Briar community, especially parents of students to read her blog, which contains helpful information, ideas and  much more.
Please visit
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  A MESSAGE FROM AMY LEIGH CAMPBELL  
Are you ready to SHOP SWEET?? Save the date for Vixen Market on Saturday, September 26th! Alumnae and friends who created products to raise money for Saving Sweet Briar are invited to participate in the Market. Request participation by sending your information viahttps://a.pgtb.me/3gLTsC
Stay tuned for more details!
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  PLEASE SHARE THE FOLLOWING VIDEO WITH YOUR FAMILY, FRIENDS, NEIGHBORS, AND LOCAL HIGH SCHOOL  

This is a promotional video about Sweet Briar and a great recruitment tool.
 https://animoto.com/play/m3KOApCalmI5vpRTnpDJ5g
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NEWS

SWEET BRIAR

From Cady Thomas

After a “Name the Newsetter” contest was held, with many, many good suggestions sent in, the alumnae working group and the alumnae alliance committee selected: The Briar Wire. The name was submitted by Debra Elkins, 93. Two other popular submissions will be used, too. “Sweet News,” was suggested by Claire McDonnell Purnell ’81 and will the the name of a column that focuses on especially exciting and positive news. “Vixen Voices,” which was submitted by several people, will be the name of a column highlighting current students.

Thanks to all who wrote in and submitted suggestions!

The Alumnae Alliance

Sweet Briar expects enrollment figures

Sweet Briar Expects Enrollment Figures

Sweet Briar adds another member to the executive team

http://www.newsadvance.com/news/local/sweet-briar-adds-another-member-to-the-executive-team/article_3ff2ea3a-567f-11e5-b923-5f0d73ad2d13.html

The real work of ‘saving’ 2 colleges has yet to be done

http://chronicle.com/article/The-Real-Work-of-Saving-/232901?cid=megamenu

Single sex education – not your grandfather’s segregation  by L.F. Sarouff

Single-Sex Education: Not Your Grandfather’s Segregation.

Liberal Arts

Liberal arts majors are in decline

http://www.bendbulletin.com/nation/3493312-151/liberal-arts-majors-are-in-decline

The 44 best small colleges in America – sadly Sweet Briar is not on the list, nor are Hampden Sydney, Hollins, and Randolph.

http://www.recordnet.com/article/ZZ/20150908/BUSINESS/309089949/-1/A_OPINION

College students have been shifting towards science and technology away from liberal arts

http://amestrib.com/news/college-students-have-been-shifting-toward-science-and-technology-away-liberal-arts

US News announces 2016 best colleges

http://www.usnews.com/info/blogs/press-room/2015/09/09/us-news-announces-the-2016-best-colleges

The liberal arts colleges whose graduates earn the most

http://www.forbes.com/sites/susanadams/2015/09/08/the-liberal-arts-colleges-whose-graduates-earn-the-most-in-2015/

It’s not what you’re learning, it’s how you use it

http://www.alligator.org/opinion/columns/article_f6231096-55da-11e5-9c2c-e76030296520.html

USI professor to open liberal arts lecture series

http://www.courierpress.com/news/local-news/usi-professor-to-open-liberal-arts-lecture-series_23440244

Asia and the future of liberal arts

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/kyle-david-anderson/asia-and-the-future-of-th_b_8096684.html

There is more to learning than job search

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2015/sep/9/suzanne-fields-liberal-arts-degrees-lose-their-app/

STEM
College Calculus

Future Goals Program launches education course

http://www.nhl.com/ice/news.htm?id=778377

Scaling STEM education

http://www.yumanewsnow.com/index.php/news/latest-news/2405-scaling-stem-education

Chevron fuels your schools

http://www.redwoodtimes.com/general-news/20150907/chevron-fuels-your-schools

The future of engineers and STEM lies in diversity

http://machinedesign.com/blog/future-engineers-and-stem-lies-diversity

Organization works to find way to attract and retain women in STEM fields

http://news.psu.edu/story/368549/2015/09/08/academics/organization-works-find-ways-attract-and-retain-women-stem-fields

UCC holds ‘girls gone wired’  STEM program

http://news.psu.edu/story/368549/2015/09/08/academics/organization-works-find-ways-attract-and-retain-women-stem-fields

Peer mentoring program encourages women to stay involved in STEM

http://listen.sdpb.org/post/peer-mentoring-program-encourages-women-stay-involved-stem

STEM news roundup – John Oliver takes on Math enthusiasts

http://www.educationworld.com/a_news/stem-news-round-john-oliver-takes-math-enthusiasts-814339809

Chelsea Clinton tell us why gender bias against women is a huge problem for everyone

http://www.mtv.com/news/2263531/no-ceilings-chelsea-clinton-interview/

More on the cover story – Colorado girls’ path to STEM jobs is being cleared

http://www.bizjournals.com/denver/blog/broadway_17th/2015/09/more-on-the-cover-story-colorado-girls-path-tostem.html

Kezia Dugdale calls for push to help women pursue STEM careers

http://www.thecourier.co.uk/news/politics/kezia-dugdale-calls-for-push-to-help-women-pursue-stem-careers-1.898795

Positive news for LGBT people in science fields

http://www.theintelligencer.com/local_news/article_aa59ed0e-5645-11e5-98e1-dfd194d86b3f.html

Four steps to killing off sexism in science

http://www.theguardian.com/higher-education-network/2015/sep/08/four-steps-to-killing-off-sexism-in-science

College admissions – common application prompt #3

http://www.golocalpdx.com/lifestyle/common-application-prompt-3

GRANTS

Obama administration  to award $175 million in grants to create new apprenticeships

http://www.marketwatch.com/story/obama-administration-to-award-175-million-in-grants-to-create-new-apprenticeships-2015-09-09

Pornhub hand out $25,000 college grants

PornHub Hand Out $25,000 College Grants

Obama announces $3.9 million grant for Macomb Community College

http://www.sourcenewspapers.com/articles/2015/09/09/news/doc55f072fd1232e161626129.txt

Kellogg grant to help DACC students to stay in college

http://www.lcsun-news.com/las_cruces-news/ci_28784097/kellogg-grant-helps-dacc-students-stay-college

Cincinnati State Middletown’s enrollment jumps 6 percent

http://www.journal-news.com/news/news/cincinnati-state-middletowns-enrollment-jumps-6-pe/nnYSR/

The ins and outs of Greek recruiting

http://www.oudaily.com/news/campus/the-ins-and-outs-of-ou-greek-recruiting/article_6bd4a9ee-5315-11e5-92b9-eb8f542de844.html

Local colleges keeping an eye on China’s economy

https://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/2015/09/07/local-colleges-closely-watching-chinese-economy/HfdXvKVZg7kROmhZ5Fw6rJ/story.html

Student enrollment at a record high

Student enrollment at a record high

UMass recruiting high school students to build robot

http://www.southcoasttoday.com/article/20150909/NEWS/150909456/101061

Departments share recruitment strategies, tips

Departments share recruitment strategies, tips

International recruiting values more than just numbers

http://miscellanynews.org/2015/09/09/features/international-recruiting-values-more-than-just-numbers/

Trinity University using cardboard goggles to attract new students

http://www.kens5.com/story/news/2015/09/10/cardboard-goggles-trinity-university-technology/71986608/

Eastern’s  enrollment continues to decline

Eastern’s enrollment continues decline

International student enrollment flourishes, increases UC’s global profile

http://www.newsrecord.org/news/international-student-enrollment-flourishes-increases-uc-s-global-profile/article_ac0dee12-575c-11e5-9271-0bd2a39c033b.html

KSU trustees vote to spend $2.3 million on marketing, $35 million on international student housing

http://www.ohio.com/news/break-news/ksu-trustees-vote-to-spend-2-3-million-on-marketing-35-million-on-international-student-housing-1.622674

Connecticut college backs off; won’t force frats to go coed

Connecticut College Backs Off, Won’t Force Frats To Go Coed

College women protect themselves during most vulnerable weeks of school

http://www.kltv.com/story/29996375/college-women-protect-themselves-during-most-vulnerable-weeks-of-school

Jill Haley – Cut the cost of college for women

http://www.theunion.com/news/localnews/18097513-113/jill-haley-cut-the-cost-of-college

Campus rape panic – scaring women away from uni

http://www.spiked-online.com/newsite/article/campus-rape-panic-scaring-women-away-from-uni/17418

Agnes Scott celebrates largest first year class in its history – rises in ranking

http://www.agnesscott.edu/news/archive/2015/09/agnes-scott-rises-in-u.s.news–world-report-rankings.html

SUNY Cortland Draws, and keeps national spotlight

http://www2.cortland.edu/news/detail.dot?id=9f881b1a-0bf3-4783-94bd-b864f05a7ae3

Campus sustainability positions grow

Campus sustainability positions growing

Obama promotes plan for college affordability on Michigan trip

US reviews Wheaton College’s policies in responding to sexual conduct case

http://www.pressherald.com/2015/09/09/u-s-reviews-wheaton-colleges-policies-in-responding-to-sexual-misconduct-cases/

Neglected mid-career women need more recognition

https://www.timeshighereducation.co.uk/news/neglected-mid-career-women-need-more-recognition

The week in higher education for September 10, 2015

https://www.timeshighereducation.co.uk/news/week-higher-education-%E2%80%93-10-september-2015

In perspective – 50 years of university teaching

https://www.timeshighereducation.co.uk/opinion/alan-ryan-fifty-years-of-university-teaching

US ambassador stresses need for women’s education

http://www.voanews.com/content/us-ambassador-stresses-need-for-womens-education/2954099.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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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

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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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GET READY – FOUNDER’S DAY IS SEPTEMBER 25, 2015

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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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FROM JEN RISEY

I Support the Vixen Den. 100% of profits will benefit the students of Sweet Briar. T’shirts $25.

http://teespring.com/24595college

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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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  BY JO-ANN MERRITT

Here’s a great glass Vixen head sun catcher made of glass.  Beautiful!  Proceeds will benefit Saving Sweet Briar.  I, myself, ordered several to hang in my window and give away.  They are beautiful.

https://squareup.com/market/joannmerritt

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  BY MARGARET WILLIAMS BLOUT

Great Sweet Briar swag – proceeds will go to Sweet Briar  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/

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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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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

  Please help Lindsay Nicole Stephens win $5,000 toward tuition

Please take a minute to vote for me, it only takes 50 to get me in the running!!! If you could share and have others do the same that would be a true blessing!

http://www.drpeppertuition.com/profile/100000765901680

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  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 THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, 2015

VIXEN WATCH FOR MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 7, 2015

Good Monday morning – have a great week.
It was great spending time with my two BFF’s from high school last weekend.  And to those who inquired about my little hiking trip – it is still not my thing.  😉
Monika

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

There is still time to sign up and become a Sweet Briar Alumnae Admissions Recruiter/Representative

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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  From Denise Montgomery  

If you happen to be at Sweet Briar on Wednesdays, from 12:30-1:30, starting September 9, and you love art, then come to the weekly meeting of the Sweet Briar Critique Group, an informal discussion led by Studio Art faculty to discuss art brought by participants to the group. Meetings are held in room 207 of the Art Barn, and all faculty, students, past and present, and alums are welcome. The purpose is to talk about art and art concepts, get new ideas, banish artist’s block, boost motivation, and be inspired! If you have any questions, contact faculty member Laura Pharis at 434-381-6195 or lpharis@sbc.edu She is also at:https://www.facebook.com/laura.pharis.501?fref=ts

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  An invitation from Annamarie Lichtenberg  
The Facebook group” SBC: Parents of Vixen” would like to extend an invitation to  alumnae and current student’s parents to join their group!
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    AN INVITATION FROM DEBBIE SACKMAN     
Debbie would like to extend an invitation to the Sweet Briar community, especially parents of students to read her blog, which contains helpful information, ideas and  much more.
Please visit
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  A MESSAGE FROM AMY LEIGH CAMPBELL  
Are you ready to SHOP SWEET?? Save the date for Vixen Market on Saturday, September 26th! Alumnae and friends who created products to raise money for Saving Sweet Briar are invited to participate in the Market. Request participation by sending your information viahttps://a.pgtb.me/3gLTsC
Stay tuned for more details!
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  Please share The following video with your family, friends, neighbors, and local high school  

This is a promotional video about Sweet Briar and a great recruitment tool.
 https://animoto.com/play/m3KOApCalmI5vpRTnpDJ5g
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NEWS

Sweet Briar

Being unlocked by Stacey Locke

http://beingunlocked.com/2015/09/saving-sweet-briar-the-bells-are-ringing-for-me-and-my-gals/

Changes will benefit campus life

http://www.thedaonline.com/opinion/article_c9a0fc7e-51eb-11e5-a557-9f2a71427f96.html

Sweet Briar Fundraiser hits $12 million goal to save college

https://philanthropy.com/article/Sweet-Briar-Fundraisers-Hit/232849

Final $3.6 million payment is made to keep Sweet Briar open

http://www.richmond.com/news/local/education/article_724f843e-1b8b-5ac7-b852-f09b562bb7f6.html

Saving Sweet Briar delivers final payment to keep college open

http://www.newsplex.com/home/headlines/Saving-Sweet-Briar-Delivers-Final-Installment-to-Keep-School-Open-323986601.html

Saving Sweet Briar delivers final payment in agreement to keep college open

http://www.newsadvance.com/news/local/saving-sweet-briar-delivers-final-payment-in-agreement-to-keep/article_cd1d5327-8f0d-50d2-8fe9-0017d293c392.html

Final $3M installment made to keep Sweet Briar open

http://www.suffieldtimes.com/breaking/final-3m-installment-made-to-keep-sweet-briar-college-open/84068/

Checking up – Sweet Briar’s Saviors and City Gardeners

http://www.newsadvance.com/opinion/editorials/checking-up-sweet-briar-s-saviors-and-city-gardeners/article_f4455318-533e-11e5-a3d6-2bc240307efb.html

New Sweet Briar leaders confront realities

http://www.roanoke.com/news/virginia/new-sweet-briar-leaders-shift-from-sprint-to-marathon/article_9e5b9774-ab02-5c80-84e3-1574841fee55.html

Sweet Briar reopens doors with renewed momentum

http://www.cavalierdaily.com/article/2015/09/sweet-briar-saved

Liberal Arts

Liberal arts looks back at 50 years of history

http://www.theshorthorn.com/news/liberal-arts-looks-back-at-years-of-history/article_bc7cb8ec-5283-11e5-b456-4ff0ca297794.html

Committed to keeping education affordable, accessible, and excellent

http://www.somdnews.com/article/20150904/OPINION/150909740/-1/committed-to-keeping-education-affordable-accessible-and-excellent&template=southernMaryland

Wabash professors most accessible nationally

http://www.wabash.edu/news/displaystory.cfm?news_ID=10621

Why an arts degree still gets you a great job: Mayers

http://www.thestar.com/business/2015/09/04/why-an-arts-degree-still-gets-you-a-great-job-mayers.html

Hunt kicks off liberal arts colloquia series

http://www.usi.edu/news/releases/2015/09/hunt-kicks-off-liberal-arts-colloquia-series

KU dean candidate emphasizes empowering leadership style, reliance on data for liberal arts

http://www2.ljworld.com/news/2015/sep/04/ku-dean-candidate-emphasizes-empowering-leadership/

We ignore the liberal arts at our peril

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/globe-debate/we-ignore-the-liberal-arts-at-our-peril/article26228215/

STEM

Toys aimed at girls discourage women from pursuing careers in STEM, top scientists say

http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2015/09/04/hi-barbie-do-you-wanna-go-for-a-ride-girls-urged-to-ditch-dolls-for-lego_n_8086084.html

Want high achieving STEM focused kids?  Take away screens and think about their toys

http://diginomica.com/2015/09/04/want-high-achieving-stem-focused-kids-take-away-screens-and-think-about-their-toys/

Students to host speaking event supporting STEM nonprofits

http://mercercluster.com/16400/uncategorized/students-to-host-speaking-event-supporting-stem-nonprofit/

Women in business Q&A – Angela Fox, CEO/President , Crystal City bid

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/laura-dunn/women-in-business-qa-ange_b_8089820.html

STEM students earn $5,000 NASA fellowship

http://news.brookdalecc.edu/stem-students-earn-5000-nasa-fellowships/

Women in math, science, and engineering programs set at UW

http://www.uwyo.edu/uw/news/2015/09/women-in-math,-science-and-engineering-programs-set-at-uw.html

What you say matters – how to encourage women In STEM

http://www.ksl.com/index.php?sid=36364890&nid=1012&title=what-you-say-matters-how-to-encourage-women-in-stem

McNeil – gender bias in the toy aisles

http://www.metrowestdailynews.com/article/20150905/OPINION/150907496/2012/OPINION

Georgia Tech freshman class represents STEM diversity work

http://www.macon.com/news/business/article34233234.html

Students can win up to $5,000 in scholarships in A.H. Nickless Innovation competition

http://www.ourmidland.com/news/students-can-win-up-to-in-scholarships-in-the-a/article_5d3ba1cd-73ef-5127-8e44-f13763f5c43b.html

Westminster receives a top 10 STEM ranking

http://www.ncnewsonline.com/news/westminster-receives-a-top-stem-ranking/article_e5981818-54b1-11e5-adb0-efa7e655e362.html

Other

Tennessee consortium aims to increase diversity in education

http://news.vanderbilt.edu/2015/09/tennessee-consortium-aims-to-increase-diversity-in-higher-education/

Engineering a girl’s only course

http://www.eveningtimes.co.uk/news/13644875.Engineering_a_girls_only_course_at_Glasgow_College/

It’s time to finally tackle sexual abuse on college campuses

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/legal-momentum/its-time-to-finally-tackl_b_8090306.html

A familiar subject even if it is from the UK – Government orders inquiry over violence against women at universities

http://www.theguardian.com/education/2015/sep/06/government-inquiry-violence-against-women-at-universities

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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

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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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From Jen Risey

I Support the Vixen Den. 100% of profits will benefit the students of Sweet Briar. T’shirts $25.

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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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  By Jo-Ann Merritt

Here’s a great glass Vixen head sun catcher made of glass.  Beautiful!  Proceeds will benefit Saving Sweet Briar.  I, myself, ordered several to hang in my window and give away.  They are beautiful.

https://squareup.com/market/joannmerritt

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  By Margaret Williams Blout

Great Sweet Briar swag – proceeds will go to Sweet Briar  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/

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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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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

  Please help Lindsay Nicole Stephens win $5,000 toward tuition  

Please take a minute to vote for me, it only takes 50 to get me in the running!!! If you could share and have others do the same that would be a true blessing!

http://www.drpeppertuition.com/profile/100000765901680

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  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, SEPTEMBER 7, 2015