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

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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
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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/

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VIXEN WATCH FOR THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 2015

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