VIXEN WATCH FOR THURSDAY, OCTOBER 22, 2015

Good Thursday morning,

Please take a moment and listen to the interview with President Stone on NPR’s Closer Look which was broadcast on Monday.  Scroll the mouse to about minute 6 on the sound cloud. The interview will be in the news section under the Sweet Briar heading. Look for the Vixen head which indicates all new items.

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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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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  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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ALUMNAE ALLIANCE

Alumnae Alliance Council information is out! In this issue you will find:
–       an explanation of how the Alumnae Alliance was formed
–       a list of the members of the Alumnae Alliance Council
–       a diagram illustrating the structure of the Council
–       Frequently Asked Questions about the Alumnae Alliance
–       bios of the members of the Council
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NEWS

SWEET BRIAR

President Stone’s interview with A Closer Look

New Sweet Briar  College president ready to take on challenge

http://news.wabe.org/post/new-sweet-briar-college-president-ready-take-challenges

Closer look – Sweet Briar College, entrepreneur stories and more

http://news.wabe.org/post/closer-look-sweet-briar-college-entrepreneur-stories-and-more

Sweet Briar Women in Business

https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/sweet-briar-women-business-margaretta-colangelo

Fall engineering camp makes a lot of noise

http://sbc.edu/news/engineering-science/fall-engineering-camp-lots-noise/

Library digitizes 16mm films to preserve riding history

http://sbc.edu/news/uncategorized/library-digitizes-16-mm-films-preserve-riding-history/

Project provides chance to learn from mid 20th century riding master

http://horsetalk.co.nz/2015/10/21/project-learn-mid-20th-century-riding-master/#axzz3pAVQ0muc

LIBERAL ARTS

Liberal arts education makes people whole

http://www.straitstimes.com/forum/letters-in-print/liberal-arts-education-makes-people-whole

Liberal arts resurface in vocational schools

http://news.heartland.org/newspaper-article/2015/10/21/liberal-arts-resurface-vocational-schools

The liberal arts degree needs a marketing make-over

http://www.freep.com/story/opinion/contributors/2015/10/20/liberal-arts-degree-needs-marketing-makeover/74219410/

Hamlet screening a treat for English majors

http://www.laloyolan.com/arts_and_entertainment/hamlet-screening-a-treat-for-english-majors/article_9d6ebdf3-3ca0-5658-a07c-7c84a4c0ff1c.html

UMD, others address dropping enrollment

http://www.duluthnewstribune.com/news/3865103-umd-others-address-dropping-enrollments

Teaching in the liberal arts workshop – reducing content and increasing impact

https://frontpage.gcsu.edu/announcement/teaching-liberal-arts-workshop-reducing-content-and-increasing-impact

Men don’t think gender bias in STEM exists, study finds proving exactly how much of a problem gender bias in STEM is
New study explores gender bias in academic hiring
and
Inspiring women in STEM
This mathematical formula shows that all-male panels are sexist
STEM program encourages female interest in math and science
At WIPO panel urges women to get out of their comfort zone
Training women in science and technology
Women preferred for professorship as long as they are equal to or better than male candidates
Can this change eliminate the STEM gender gap?
US needs more female engineers, scientists, and techies
Covestro program introduces women to STEM
Margaret Usdansky and Rachel Gordon – how college major widens the gender gap in STEM employment
The scientist race gap
Women in animation org launches gender equality initiative
Facebook launches techprep, hub to help grow STEM diversity pipeline
AT&T’s Kay Kapoor – Importance of STEM opportunities for women
Female STEM faculty a major benefit for MSU
Women still underrepresented in STEM fields
Girls are looking for their place in a STEM-first world
5 fabulous programs making tech more welcoming for women
Project MC2 – meet he people making STEM toys happen
 STUDENT RECRUITING
Columbia’s Native recruitment does not equal Native representation
Visa refusal fears ‘force UK universities out of international markets’

ORGANIC FARMING AND SUSTAINABILITY 

Baylor University recognized among top performing universities in sustainability

http://www.baylor.edu/mediacommunications/news.php?action=story&story=162307

Pennsylvania college’s solar array will be the largest on a higher-education campus in the state

http://asumag.com/sustainability-initiatives/pennsylvania-colleges-solar-array-will-be-largest-higher-education-campus

Farmingdale state college to host international energy and sustainability conference

Farmingdale State College to Host International Energy & Sustainability Conference

 OTHER
$2.5M grant continues college program for the intellectually disabled
Call to start sex education earlier to stem sexual violence on campus
Havard’s sexual assault problem
SGA senate takes its stance on privatization
Women worldwide live longer healthier lives with better education, says new UM report
Women mind the gap – gender pay disparity persists
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BELOW ARE A NUMBER OF VERY USEFUL LINKS AND RESOURCES COMPILED BY MARGARETTA COLANGELO
1) LinkedIn
3450 SBC alumnae are on LinkedIn
2) Sweet Briar Women In STEM profiles page
250 SBC STEM alumnae are listed on this page
3) Sweet Briar Alumnae Group on LInkedIn
1505 alumnae are members
4) Alumnifire
600+ SBC alumnae are members
429 vixens offering informational interviews
358 vixens offering job shadowing
89 active employers who employ vixens
57 vixens interested in finding interns
5) Twitter
2600+ SBC alumnae use Twitter
6) Instagram
100s SBC students/alumnae use Instagram
7) Pinterest
There are many Sweet Briar College boards and pinners
8) AngelList Margaretta-Colangelo
24 SBC alumnae are on AngelList
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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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Join Relay and the fight against cancer! On Wednesday, October 21st, Relay invites you to wear all your pink in support of breast cancer awareness month! Use the hashtag#sbcrelay and post a picture in order to enter into our photo contest!

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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

More positive thoughts and prayers needed for Kaeden, daughter of Gwendolyn Hickey Babcock.

https://www.gofundme.com/kaeden?utm_source=internal&utm_medium=email&utm_content=cta_button&utm_campaign=upd_n

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  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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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

VIXEN WATCH FOR THURSDAY, OCTOBER 22, 2015

VIXEN WATCH FOR MONDAY, OCTOBER 19, 2015

Good Monday morning,

Please check out the new Alumnae Alliance information below, marked with the VIXEN head.

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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  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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Alumnae Alliance

 Alumnae Alliance Council information is out! In this issue you will find:

–       an explanation of how the Alumnae Alliance was formed
–       a list of the members of the Alumnae Alliance Council
–       a diagram illustrating the structure of the Council
–       Frequently Asked Questions about the Alumnae Alliance
–       bios of the members of the Council

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From Christina Hoy

@ Atlanta Alumnae event, President Stone says, “We are going to flourish. We are not going to live out of endowment. We have a sound financial plan.”
@ Atlanta Alumnae event, Pres Stone reminds from monumenthill, “We kept the faith, college saved, vision endures, roses still bloom.”
@ Atlanta Alumnae event, Pres. Stone says, “We opened on time, and the atmosphere is electric.” Holla Holla!
Atlanta Alumnae Club hosts President Stone, board members, and staff. “Sweet Briar story is an incredible story on so many levels,” says Pres. Stone.

More photos from Dianne Hayes Doss

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NEWS

SWEET BRIAR

College hosts families day November 7

http://sbc.edu/news/co-curricular-life/college-hosts-families-day-nov-7/

Fall festival at Sweet Briar to benefit local schools

http://sbc.edu/news/business/fall-festival-sweet-briar-benefit-local-schools/

Sweet Briar Women in Business

https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/sweet-briar-women-business-margaretta-colangelo

LIBERAL ARTS

The surprising institutions that refuse to drop the liberal arts

The surprising institutions that refuse to drop the liberal arts

and

http://www.theatlantic.com/education/archive/2015/10/the-unexpected-schools-championing-the-liberal-arts/410500/

Lanham – PBK nod to UH affirms the value of a liberal arts education

http://www.houstonchronicle.com/opinion/outlook/article/Lanham-PBK-nod-to-UH-affirms-the-value-of-a-6575754.php

Aegean to Appleton – Liberal Arts – Why am I here?

Aegean To Appleton: Liberal Arts: Why I am Here

Chris Rickerts – UW Madison liberal arts seeks to train minds and workers

http://host.madison.com/wsj/news/local/columnists/chris-rickert/chris-rickert-uw-madison-liberal-arts-seeks-to-train-minds/article_493f3bad-84d8-5689-a4f4-f388891cb267.html

American liberal education is happening in Singapore

http://www.theatlantic.com/education/archive/2015/10/american-liberal-education-happens-better-in-singapore/410869/

5 things you can do with a master’s degree in liberal arts

5 Things You Can Do With a Master’s Degree in Liberal Arts

On living the liberal arts

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/suzy-nelson/on-living-the-liberal-art_b_8315816.html

Are Asian students really less creative than those in the West?

https://www.timeshighereducation.com/blog/are-asian-students-really-less-creative-those-west

US education levels ‘stagnating’ owing to poor record on minorities

https://www.timeshighereducation.com/news/us-education-levels-stagnating-owing-poor-record-minorities

Gregory Simpson and James Skibo – liberal arts education a key to success

STEM
STEM – it’s importance in business and our community
Tar heel – Moni Singh uses her experience to get kids excited about STEM
It’s still a man’s world
Stratford school receives Carnegie STEM pathway endorsment
Double minorities in tech – how do we close the gap?
Cards against humanity’s most surprising move yet
Kelly Fryer – YWCA will highlight the progress women have made and challenges they face
Ben Howlett champions greater diversity in STEM careers
 STUDENT RECRUITING
Historic drought provide context for world water forum grant program to fund solutions local, regional water issues
Prof. quits after allegations he recruited students for bizarre body mutilation ritual
Students organize walkout during Exxon Mobil recruiting seminar
Arizona State free MBA’s – University’s business school tries new recruiting tactic
As Fisher case draws near, students question diversity in recruiting, on campus
Of course colleges recruit foreign students

ORGANIC FARMING AND SUSTAINABILITY 

ASU reaffirms its commitment to sustainability

https://asunews.asu.edu/20151015-commitment-to-sustainability

 OTHER
Submitted by Edie Bowles
Deconstructing and reconstructing the college scoreboard
Women asked to bare breasts in the name of Greek brotherhood
Can we reconcile feminism with transgenderism?
Pennsylvania budget impasse leaves college students without funds
Seeing a bright future for women’s universities – UK education expert
Women students develop app to stop sex assaults in Oxford
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BELOW ARE A NUMBER OF VERY USEFUL LINKS AND RESOURCES COMPILED BY MARGARETTA COLANGELO
1) LinkedIn
3450 SBC alumnae are on LinkedIn
2) Sweet Briar Women In STEM profiles page
250 SBC STEM alumnae are listed on this page
3) Sweet Briar Alumnae Group on LInkedIn
1505 alumnae are members
4) Alumnifire
600+ SBC alumnae are members
429 vixens offering informational interviews
358 vixens offering job shadowing
89 active employers who employ vixens
57 vixens interested in finding interns
5) Twitter
2600+ SBC alumnae use Twitter
6) Instagram
100s SBC students/alumnae use Instagram
7) Pinterest
There are many Sweet Briar College boards and pinners
8) AngelList Margaretta-Colangelo
24 SBC alumnae are on AngelList
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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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Join Relay and the fight against cancer! On Wednesday, October 21st, Relay invites you to wear all your pink in support of breast cancer awareness month! Use the hashtag #sbcrelay and post a picture in order to enter into our photo contest!

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.facebook_1444444159266

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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

More positive thoughts and prayers needed for Kaeden, daughter of Gwendolyn Hickey Babcock.

https://www.gofundme.com/kaeden?utm_source=internal&utm_medium=email&utm_content=cta_button&utm_campaign=upd_n

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  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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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

VIXEN WATCH FOR MONDAY, OCTOBER 19, 2015

VIXEN WATCH FOR THURSDAY, OCTOBER 15, 2015

Good Thursday Morning,

Below you will find news and articles regarding Sweet Briar and higher education – the perfect read for the upcoming weekend.  😉

South Florida alumnae please remember that there is a CABI Fashion fundraiser to benefit Sweet Briar on Saturday.  Please scroll down to see the invitation in the Fundraiser and Events section and RSVP as soon as possible.

Please also note that Sweet Briar is hosting a Wear Pink Wednesday for Breast Cancer Awareness.

All new items are marked with the Vixen head.

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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  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

Sweet Briar students host 5K to benefit Amherst schools

http://sbc.edu/news/business/sweet-briar-students-host-5k-benefit-amherst-schools/

Reading to highlight ghost stories of Sweet Briar

http://sbc.edu/news/sweet-briar-museum/reading-highlight-ghost-stories-sweet-briar/

LIBERAL ARTS

Liberal arts students offer unique skills in business

http://www.times-georgian.com/business/liberal-arts-students-offer-unique-skills-in-business/article_f11277e6-7217-11e5-aaaf-6b2f28ee0484.html

Major shaming

http://www.cavalierdaily.com/article/2015/10/major-shaming

The benefits of exploring in liberal arts school for foreign enrollees

http://nextimpulsesports.com/2015/10/13/benefits-exploring-liberal-arts-school-foreign-enrollees/

Liberal arts in the 21st century

Liberal arts for the 21st century

Editorial – Dear college  – fix the sector system

http://www.thedp.com/article/2015/10/editorial-dear-college-fix-the-sector-system

Give liberal arts system a chance to flourish

http://www.straitstimes.com/forum/letters-in-print/give-liberal-arts-system-a-chance-to-flourish

Liberal arts to offer graduate school preview classes

http://www.theshorthorn.com/news/liberal-arts-to-offer-graduate-school-preview-classes/article_2e445d26-71ed-11e5-90f5-1fdc8010c668.html

STEM
Special focus on empowering women and girls in STEM education at Borlaug Dialogue
STEM news roundup –  when STEAM skills meet global citizenship
Two districts approve funding for STEM centers
Lipinski STEM proposal becomes law
New “STEM behind health” activity gets students talking and learning about breast cancer
Introducing the iron sisters campaign – women empowering women through STEM and business
New cards against humanity pack backs female scientists
Ada Lovelace Day
and
and
and
and
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To get more girls into STEM let them ‘play’ – and show them the money
Getting girls excited about STEM
Women in Science go under the radar – remembering Ruby Payne-Scott
L’Oreal honors women in science
Men and women biased about studies of STEM gender bias – in opposite directions
More and more research suggests gender bias in the sciences
In the eye of the beholder
Computer science now the top major for women at Stanford
Why men and women are unequal in STEM programs
One Irish woman is changing young girls’ attitude in math
Women in technology need more role models
STEM grows from SEEDS at San Diego College
Akshar and Hanna stress importance of STEM education
Students see engineering science at Huntsville Center
3 important behaviours for women in leadership positions to adopt
Girls in STEM fields
Engineering a new image
EWU students highlights sexism in STEM in letter to female classmates
Chelsea Clinton – women key to alleviate hunger
 http://www.desmoinesregister.com/story/money/agriculture/2015/10/14/chelsea-clinton-women-key-alleviating-hunger/73932238/
Journal notes effectiveness of MSU hiring techniques to increase diversity
Scientists are furious with the New York Times – women are underrepresented in STEM ‘in part because of the sexism and misogyny that this article reinforced’
Promoting team science
 STUDENT RECRUITING
Hudson Valley Community College recruits international students
Enrollment at NMSU down but optimism is high
Three shifts can set your recruitment efforts apart
Students weigh pros, cons of honor college membership
Dale Stein – examine the performance of for-profit universities
Carter traveling to Brazil to enhance WIU recruitment
How the UK might surpass America’s dominance in higher education
A majority of minorities – ISU tennis team capitalizes on international recruiting market
YSU sends delegation to China

ORGANIC FARMING AND SUSTAINABILITY 

University of Maryland is expanding ‘Food to Table’ concept

University Of Maryland Is Expanding ‘Farm To Table’ Concept

Green Mountain College tops 2015 performances lists in sustainability

http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/green-mountain-college-tops-2015-performance-lists-in-sustainability-300159707.html

 OTHER
Greek system implements new changes to recruitment
Area colleges get grant for paid interships
An unexpected discovery at UVA
Greek allies – bridging the gap between LBGTQ and Greek communities
The week in higher education – Oct 15, 2015
The women rebels, geniuses, and pioneers who inspired us
Women’s group tackles salary negotiation, equal pay
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BELOW ARE A NUMBER OF VERY USEFUL LINKS AND RESOURCES COMPILED BY MARGARETTA COLANGELO
1) LinkedIn
3450 SBC alumnae are on LinkedIn
2) Sweet Briar Women In STEM profiles page
250 SBC STEM alumnae are listed on this page
3) Sweet Briar Alumnae Group on LInkedIn
1505 alumnae are members
4) Alumnifire
600+ SBC alumnae are members
429 vixens offering informational interviews
358 vixens offering job shadowing
89 active employers who employ vixens
57 vixens interested in finding interns
5) Twitter
2600+ SBC alumnae use Twitter
6) Instagram
100s SBC students/alumnae use Instagram
7) Pinterest
There are many Sweet Briar College boards and pinners
8) AngelList Margaretta-Colangelo
24 SBC alumnae are on AngelList
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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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Dear Ladies~

Please attend the CAbi fashion show to benefit Sweet Briar College scheduled for Saturday, October 17th at 1:00 pm! Please see invitation below!
CAbi is a wonderful clothing line of affordable separates in wearable fabrics, which is available only through qualified consultants who know how to help you look your best!
CAbi isn’t simply a outfit; but the style you own! CAbi has the vision to bring inspiration, confidence, and a lasting sense of community!  Sounds like the perfect fit for a Sweet Briar woman!
Please RSVP by 10/14 to this email address as this home is in a gated community.  Thank you!
See you then!!!

Lee Anne

Lee Anne Chaskes
298 Woodlake Circle
Deerfield Beach, FL 33442
Home 954-418-0024
Cell 954-806-1885
YOU ARE INVITED TO A FASHION SHOW FUNDRAISER TO BENEFIT SWEET BRIAR. PLEASE READ THE INVITATION  BELOW AND RSVP
TO
LEE ANNE CHASKES (954) 806 1885
OR
CHERYL GORMAN
(561) 445 9851
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Please save the date for our upcoming fundraiser for Sweet Briar College and cabi fashion event!
Saturday, October 17th, 1:00 PM
Fashion show 1:30 PM
Your hosts – Lee Anne Chaskes and Cheryl Gorman
(954) 806-1885 and (561) 445-9851
Mizner Village
120 SE Fifth Avenue, #525, Boca Raton, 33432
Please RSVP by 10/14
 
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Join Relay and the fight against cancer! On Wednesday, October 21st, Relay invites you to wear all your pink in support of breast cancer awareness month! Use the hashtag #sbcrelay and post a picture in order to enter into our photo contest!

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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

More positive thoughts and prayers needed for Kaeden, daughter of Gwendolyn Hickey Babcock.

https://www.gofundme.com/kaeden?utm_source=internal&utm_medium=email&utm_content=cta_button&utm_campaign=upd_n

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  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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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

VIXEN WATCH FOR THURSDAY, OCTOBER 15, 2015

VIXEN WATCH FOR MONDAY, OCTOBER 12, 2015

Good Monday Morning,

I hope you had a good weekend.

Please note a few new events in South Florida, Centerville,VA and Texas in the Events and Fundraiser section. Please also check out the section Vixens helping Vixens as there are new entries today.  All new entries are marked with the moving Vixen head.

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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NEWS

SWEET BRIAR

Kent Chabotar quoted by The Atlantic

http://www.guilford.edu/news/item/index.aspx?LinkId=865&ModuleId=74

Sweet Briar presents Twelfth Night  Oct 15 to 18

http://sbc.edu/news/performing-arts/theatre-arts/sweet-briar-presents-twelfth-night-oct-15-18/

LIBERAL ARTS

Bachelor degrees with the lowest starting salaries

http://www.forbes.com/sites/susanadams/2015/10/09/bachelors-degrees-with-the-lowest-starting-salaries-in-2016/

Could liberal arts colleges become America’s finest export?

http://www.theguardian.com/higher-education-network/2015/oct/08/liberal-arts-education

Are humanities vital for an educated work force

http://www.newsobserver.com/news/local/education/article38680398.html

Chinese should recognize the true value of liberal arts education

http://english.cntv.cn/2015/10/10/ARTI1444467773457832.shtml

Pressure on college bound students

http://www.poconorecord.com/article/20151011/NEWS/151019891

Reuniting science and the liberal arts

http://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/education/reuniting-science-and-the-liberal-arts

Notre Dame’s China trap

http://catholiccitizens.org/views/62507/notre-dames-china-trap/

STEM
SFI report shows over half of public feel uninformed about STEM
Cards against Humanity offers a full-ride scholarship for a woman in STEM
and
An engineering student told his female classmates they ‘cannot be equal’  – but it’s not what you think
and
Male engineering student pens open letter to female peers about sexism
Why to hire women for STEM roles
Women looking to change male dominated STEM field
Engineering programs flourish at faithful catholic colleges
Whose job is it to improve female participation in science subjects?
Push is on to make STEM careers more accessible to minority women, girls
Women face to built-in biases in tech sector
Stanford women love programming but will silicon valley love them back?
College major widens gender gap in STEM employment
and
Make science courses more accessible to stop women dropping out says author
The Bristol women at the forefront of science
University of Alabama joins nationwide initiative in STEM fields
How women can find path to the stars
 STUDENT RECRUITING
UVM admissions report raises vital question; our new alliance
Florida campuses recruit students with luxury dorms
Fort Lewis College works to hold on to students

ORGANIC FARMING AND SUSTAINABILITY 

Organic farming takes root in Niagara County

http://www.buffalonews.com/city-region/organic-farming-takes-root-in-niagara-county-20151011

Why eat organic?  College lecture series

http://www.thenewsguard.com/catches_at_the_beach/why-eat-organic-college-lecture-series/article_3c85b8a2-6ed8-11e5-8165-8f2f06ca2519.html

 OTHER
Obama’s college scorecard shows pell grant data problem
College grant puts focus on getting students to graduation
Rape prevention is still a woman’s job, campuses say
Women are more likely than men to go to college, but they still get paid less.
When a small college scholar wins a Nobel, the marketing begins
Why do more US women study abroad than men
The economic gender gap is even clearer with new savings study
Group promotes education beyond high school
University leaders address decrease in higher ed funding
Engaging student citizens
What’s behind the reversal of the gender gap in higher education
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Below are a number of very useful links and resources compiled by Margaretta Colangelo
1) LinkedIn
3450 SBC alumnae are on LinkedIn
2) Sweet Briar Women In STEM profiles page
250 SBC STEM alumnae are listed on this page
3) Sweet Briar Alumnae Group on LInkedIn
1505 alumnae are members
4) Alumnifire
600+ SBC alumnae are members
429 vixens offering informational interviews
358 vixens offering job shadowing
89 active employers who employ vixens
57 vixens interested in finding interns
5) Twitter
2600+ SBC alumnae use Twitter
6) Instagram
100s SBC students/alumnae use Instagram
7) Pinterest
There are many Sweet Briar College boards and pinners
8) AngelList Margaretta-Colangelo
24 SBC alumnae are on AngelList
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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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Dear Ladies~

Please attend the CAbi fashion show to benefit Sweet Briar College scheduled for Saturday, October 17th at 1:00 pm! Please see invitation below!
CAbi is a wonderful clothing line of affordable separates in wearable fabrics, which is available only through qualified consultants who know how to help you look your best!
CAbi isn’t simply a outfit; but the style you own! CAbi has the vision to bring inspiration, confidence, and a lasting sense of community!  Sounds like the perfect fit for a Sweet Briar woman!
Please RSVP by 10/14 to this email address as this home is in a gated community.  Thank you!
See you then!!!

Lee Anne

Lee Anne Chaskes
298 Woodlake Circle
Deerfield Beach, FL 33442
Home 954-418-0024
Cell 954-806-1885
YOU ARE INVITED TO A FASHION SHOW FUNDRAISER TO BENEFIT SWEET BRIAR. PLEASE READ THE INVITATION  BELOW AND RSVP
TO
LEE ANNE CHASKES (954) 806 1885
OR
CHERYL GORMAN
(561) 445 9851
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Saturday, October 17th, 1:00 PM
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(954) 806-1885 and (561) 445-9851
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120 SE Fifth Avenue, #525, Boca Raton, 33432
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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

More positive thoughts and prayers needed for Kaeden, daughter of Gwendolyn Hickey Babcock.

https://www.gofundme.com/kaeden?utm_source=internal&utm_medium=email&utm_content=cta_button&utm_campaign=upd_n

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  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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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, OCTOBER 12, 2015

VIXEN WATCH FOR THURSDAY, OCTOBER 8, 2015

Happy Thursday to you.

Below please check the news and any new articles that are marked with the Vixen head. South Florida alumnae – please check Lee Anne Chaskes’ invitation to a Sweet Briar fundraiser below.

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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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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NEWS

SWEET BRIAR

News from the president’s office and Sept.26 board report

http://sbc.edu/news/president/news-presidents-office-board-report-sept-26-2015-meeting/

Oxford summer program a huge hit with Sweet Briar students

http://sbc.edu/news/english/oxford-summer-program-big-hit-sweet-briar-students/

Sweet Briar’s new signal

Sweet Briar’s New Signal

LIBERAL ARTS

Liberal arts college fights to stay relevant

http://www.collegiatetimes.com/opinion/the-liberal-arts-college-fights-to-stay-relevant/article_d9b3e8b2-6b93-11e5-baf0-e3d75f1940a4.html

UM should renew focus on humanities

http://missoulian.com/news/opinion/columnists/um-should-renew-focus-on-humanities/article_4439feae-661e-5a78-b991-f05a57e38485.html

Why Indian techies need a crash course in liberal arts

http://www.hindustantimes.com/analysis/innovative-liberal-arts-education-is-needed-for-india-s-inventors/story-ivARQ8qf1iU4JYgFrmnpcI.html

Renaissance futurism – liberal arts for the 21st century

Renaissance Futurism: Liberal Arts for the 21st Century

Faust gives ‘general principles’ for gen-ed at faculty meeting

http://www.thecrimson.com/article/2015/10/7/faust-principles-gen-ed/

UL hosts its first liberal arts day

UL hosts its first Liberal Arts Day

Majority of UW liberal arts majors secure employment post graduation, survey says

Majority of UW liberal arts majors secure employment post-graduation, survey says

Dean Bryan addresses liberal arts

Dean Bryan addresses liberal arts

Liberal arts education valuable

http://www.northsidesun.com/columns/liberal-arts-education-valuable#sthash.V2tJPOFu.dpbs

Elite liberal arts school drops test requirement in favor of ‘narrative’ and ‘creativity’

Elite liberal arts school drops test requirement in favor of ‘narrative’ and ‘creativity’

STEM
STEM education is the future according to industry leaders and teachers
STEM focus on sustainability at annual lake festival
9 things not to say to women in STEM because ‘you must be super smart’ does more harm than you think
Six creative ways to inspire girls in science lessons
Girls 4 science working to shift the tide in STEM fields
Female scientist #prettycurious about campaign aimed at young women
Teens launch personal satellite
 http://www.destinyconnect.com/2015/10/05/teens-to-launch-personal-satellite/
$3 million grant to connect African American college students to STEM careers
Bloomfield College to benefit from $3 million STEM grant
U.S. Secretary of Education talks technology, education, and STEM at HESTEC
and
and
HESTEC leader – Hispanics are key to nation’s success
Documentary addressing tech gender gap debuts in the Bay area
STEM news roundup – despite impending resignation, Duncan focuses on STEM ed
Cover story – Empowering girls
CI hosts “Inspire her mind ” event to encourage girls to explore STEM/STEAM careers
STEM education opens career door for women
STEM education for women and girls – hope in face of reality
Taking stock of women in STEM on Ada Lovelace Day
Gretchen Walker, Jan Hickman – helping girls see selves in STEM career
Increasing education opportunities for minorities in STEM
Why do women persist in engineering?
 STUDENT RECRUITING

College recruiting – what’s wrong with this picture

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/dr-brian-c-mitchell/college-recruiting-whats_b_8244034.html

New cloud entrant in student admissions ties to financial and HR

http://campustechnology.com/articles/2015/10/05/new-cloud-entrant-in-student-admissions-ties-to-financial-and-hr.aspx

Fall enrollment increases

http://www.kirkwoodstudentmedia.com/news/view.php/1012197/Fall-enrollment-increases

Behind the scenes of Ford’s internship program

http://www.industryweek.com/education-training/behind-scenes-fords-internship-program

EIU looks to boost student recruitment

http://herald-review.com/news/local/eiu-looks-to-boost-student-recruitment/article_885d5c38-d708-5ae3-a321-914bfaf52bac.html

Hispanic enrollment reaches new record

http://www.dailytoreador.com/news/hispanic-enrollment-reaches-new-record/article_6322d774-6bd1-11e5-afe6-83a1d722843c.html

100 employers connect with 450 students, alumni at career and internship fair

http://news.webster.edu/webster-life/2015/career-internship-fair-snapshots.html

Central welcomes largest freshman class since 2010

http://cwuobserver.com/6058/news/central-welcomes-largest-freshmen-class-since-2010/

Students, professors question plan to lift out-of-state student cap

http://host.madison.com/wsj/news/local/education/university/students-professors-question-plan-to-lift-out-of-state-student/article_d2ee2ee0-b044-5194-ab1d-9421564a4209.html

Snapshot recruiting – colleges take up ‘snapping’ to reach prospective students

http://www.today.com/money/snapchat-recruiting-colleges-take-snapping-reach-prospective-students-t48781

Bates College – the office of admissions looks west

http://www.thebatesstudent.com/2015/10/office-admissions-looks-west/

ORGANIC FARMING AND SUSTAINABILITY 

College presidents expand fight on climate change

http://www.ajc.com/news/news/local-education/college-presidents-announce-expanded-climate-chang/nnt3j/

100 colleges to spend week focusing on food, sex, and sustainability

http://www.biologicaldiversity.org/news/press_releases/2015/wildlife-week-10-05-2015.html

Colleges and universities compete to reduce game-day stadium waste

http://www.justmeans.com/press-release/colleges-and-universities-compete-to-reduce-game-day-stadium-waste

Organic farm honored among top 30 sustainable college-run farm

http://news.emory.edu/stories/2015/10/er_best_college_farm/campus.html

College to release draft of sustainability plan after break

College to release draft of sustainability plan after break

For College Community Challenge boosts sustainability, student innovation with $250,000 in grants

http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20151007005716/en/Ford-College-Community-Challenge-Boosts-Sustainability-Student#.VhZSXflViko

 OTHER
The case against free college
College of St. Joseph receives $2.2 million in federal education grant
Sierra therapeutic equestrian program, riding program seeking volunteers
Lake Erie College’s equestrian center provides opportunities for students, community
All gender bathroom added to Butler University to make college more inclusive
U of T college forced to cut gender neutral bathrooms after ‘peeping’ incident
Let’s talk about violence against women
Highlighting challenges faced by women
CirrusWorks helps Lynchburg College provide better, smarter internet for students on busy campus WIFI network
Does ethnicity influence the likelihood of admission to university
Suffragette review – the battle for the vote
Degrees of difference between women and men
Women are more likely to have college degree than men
Study shows LGBTQ individuals at higher risk for sexual assault
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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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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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Dear Ladies~


Please attend the CAbi fashion show to benefit Sweet Briar College scheduled for Saturday, October 17th at 1:00 pm! Please see invitation below!
 
CAbi is a wonderful clothing line of affordable separates in wearable fabrics, which is available only through qualified consultants who know how to help you look your best!
 
CAbi isn’t simply a outfit; but the style you own! CAbi has the vision to bring inspiration, confidence, and a lasting sense of community!  Sounds like the perfect fit for a Sweet Briar woman!
 
Please RSVP by 10/14 to this email address as this home is in a gated community.  Thank you!
See you then!!!
 
Lee Anne

 
Lee Anne Chaskes
298 Woodlake Circle
Deerfield Beach, FL 33442
Home 954-418-0024

Cell 954-806-1885
YOU ARE INVITED TO A FASHION SHOW FUNDRAISER TO BENEFIT SWEET BRIAR. PLEASE READ THE INVITATION  BELOW AND RSVP
TO 
LEE ANNE CHASKES (954) 806 1885
OR
CHERYL GORMAN
(561) 445 9851
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Fashion show 1:30 PM
Your hosts – Lee Anne Chaskes and Cheryl Gorman
(954) 806-1885 and (561) 445-9851
Mizner Village
120 SE Fifth Avenue, #525, Boca Raton, 33432
Please RSVP by 10/14
 
Come for a unique shopping experience while raising funds for Sweet Briar College!

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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

  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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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, OCTOBER 8, 2015

VIXEN WATCH FOR MONDAY, OCTOBER 5, 2015

Happy Monday,

It is going to be 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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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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NEWS

SWEET BRIAR

Submitted by Joy Reynolds

Banners of Sweet Briar

http://www.duchessfare.com/2015/09/sweet-briar-banners.htmlLiberal Arts

Sweet Briar Vixens seizing second chance

Sweet Briar Vixens Seizing Second Chance

SBC to host weekend event for aspiring engineers

http://www.newsadvance.com/work_it_lynchburg/news/sbc-to-host-weekend-event-for-aspiring-engineers/article_a7be9dd2-68c0-11e5-85dc-2f8d34586610.html

Sweet Briar House is 2015 landmark holiday ornament

http://sbc.edu/news/sweet-briar-house/sweet-briar-house-ywcas-2015-landmark-holiday-ornament/

IHSA season is underway

http://sbc.edu/news/uncategorized/ihsa-season-underway/

Checking up on Sweet Briar DJ and a local teacher

http://www.newsadvance.com/opinion/editorials/checking-up-on-sweet-briar-djs-and-a-local-teacher/article_0e6981ca-6946-11e5-a54e-7f88ea77a5b9.html

New Sweet Briar radio station involves students, community

http://www.sfgate.com/news/article/New-Sweet-Briar-radio-station-involves-students-6549247.php

Amherst sheriff’s office says ‘person of interest’ identified in Sweet Briar assault

http://www.roanoke.com/news/virginia/amherst-sheriff-s-office-says-person-of-interest-identified-in/article_c6248b4f-ffdf-56b6-8836-4f8fbea5359c.html

Farewell to America’s small colleges

http://www.theatlantic.com/education/archive/2015/10/demise-of-small-private-colleges/408592/

Sweet Briar battle captured on film by students

http://www.newsadvance.com/news/local/sweet-briar-battle-captured-on-film-by-students/article_df39efd7-367d-57aa-a21e-ba1e67e9e03c.html

New Rollins president arrives at pivotal time for school (mentions Sweet Briar)

LIBERAL ARTS

Liberal arts have marketable value

http://www.dailytarheel.com/article/2015/10/liberal-arts-have-marketable-value

Choose major based on interest not potential

http://www.columbiachronicle.com/opinion/article_df1141c6-6984-11e5-9233-7354c1e548ef.html

What an insurance executive taught me about liberal arts colleges

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/noah-s-leavitt/what-an-insurance-executi_b_8242306.html

Assessment and the value of big, dumb questions

https://www.insidehighered.com/blogs/confessions-community-college-dean/assessment-and-value-big-dumb-questions

STEM
The importance of liberal arts in UConn’s push for STEM
We struggle to find the talent and skills we need – Manufacturers highlight the importance of STEM
7 surprising facts about women who earn less than men
At this robotics event girls took control
Women in STEM town hall set for Oct.5
Girl power – Purdue holds event to attract women to STEM
High expectations for STEM education
What fewer women in STEM means for their mental health
New honor houses debut on campus

STUDENT RECRUITING

Enrollment proposal to address workforce need

http://news.wisc.edu/24061

Business students forgo on campus recruitment

http://www.queensjournal.ca/story/2015-10-01/news/business-students-forgo-on-campus-recruitment/

Tennessee promise ups enrollment at Chattanooga State, Cleveland State

http://www.timesfreepress.com/news/local/story/2015/oct/04/tennessee-promise-results-increased-enrollmen/328625/

Surge of foreign college students in SD, nationwide

http://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/news/2015/oct/03/foreign-students-san-diego-schools/

Admissions, marketing changes aimed at boosting EIU numbers

http://jg-tc.com/news/admissions-marketing-changes-aimed-at-boosting-eiu-numbers/article_032c0a18-186f-5042-b156-bf70aea836f5.html

ORGANIC FARMING AND SUSTAINABILITY 

New rankings put MSU student organic farm into new spotlight

http://www.lansingstatejournal.com/story/news/local/2015/10/02/new-rankings-put-msu-student-organic-farm-spotlight/73223574/

University farm ranked number 1 for sustainability

http://www.csuchico.edu/news/current-news/10-2-15-farm-ranking.shtml

State college FFA students explore seed to table experience

http://www.centredaily.com/2015/10/04/4953100/state-college-ffa-students-explore.html

Farm to table movement gains popularity in Ohio Valley

‘Farm-to-table’ movement gains popularity in Ohio Valley

 OTHER
CCSF receives grant money to fund nationally renowned biotech program
 http://www.sfexaminer.com/ccsf-receives-grant-money-to-fund-nationally-renowned-biotech-program/
Are small colleges going the way of the DoDo bird? Short answer – No
Malia Obama’s college pick –  ivies, liberal arts, or public universities?
UIndy announces $50 Million fundraising campaign
Why 25 UAE colleges will close by 2025

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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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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

  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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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, OCTOBER 5, 2015

VIXEN WATCH FOR THURSDAY, OCTOBER 1, 2015

It’s Thursday,

I think you are going to enjoy this edition.  In addition to the news articles please read Dan Gottlieb’s comment on an article published Sept. 24 in Chronicles for a Higher Education.  I promise you, you won’t regret reading it.

There are also two items concerning James Jones and a Facebook post by Dianne Hayes Doss who attended the James Jones event at Emory.  It was also mentioned that his speech was recorded.  As soon as the link to this recording is available it will be posted on Vixen Watch.

All new articles are marked with the moving vixen head.

Enjoy your weekend 🙂

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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NEWS

SWEET BRIAR

Sweet Briar student assaulted in dorm

http://www.newsadvance.com/news/local/sweet-briar-student-assaulted-in-dorm/article_f536f232-663e-11e5-852c-87e7d525e669.html

The American Scholar – Sweet Briar’s opportunity

https://theamericanscholar.org/the-sweet-briar-opportunity/#.Vgn51_lVikp

Submitted by Alice Dixon from the September 26 board meeting

Can small colleges save themselves from the ‘death spiral’?

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2015-09-30/can-small-colleges-save-themselves-from-the-death-spiral-

Creative writing faculty to read October 7

http://sbc.edu/news/creative-writing/creative-writing-faculty-read-oct-7/

Three charts that could terrify America’s small colleges

http://www.businessinsider.com/charts-that-should-terrify-americas-small-colleges-2015-9

Why small college closures could soon triple

http://www.cbsnews.com/news/why-small-college-closures-could-soon-triple/

Campus life support –  Please note – this article was written a few months ago but just posted

http://www.christiancentury.org/article/2015-09/campus-life-support

Liberal Arts

Intersecting interests
Course speakers offer career insight to students
These VC’s bet $100 million on ideas with a liberal arts twist
How to get a job of the future with a liberal arts degree
Liberal Arts preliminary enrollment shows 1.9% decrease
Column – liberal arts aren’t dead
When the right is left out
STEM
Is community college the key to closing tech’s gender gap?
National collaborative advances women of color in STEM at ASU
Calgary women professionals talk confidence gap in STEM careers
A quarter of girls ‘do not think they are smart enough to be a scientist’
Flagler Branch of AAUW set three girls on career paths
Celebrating women in computing
Browse STEM scholarships for each type of college student
Bill Nye the science guy next STEM series speaker
A week of STEM returns to Edinburg
Op Ed – It’s true – women get less in STEM, academia, research, grants
Discrimination against women in STEM
Kids briefs – Carnegie science center celebrates females in STEM

STUDENT RECRUITING

5 questions for every college recruit

http://www.swimmingworldmagazine.com/news/5-questions-for-every-college-recruit/

Universities must take charge of their own future

http://www.thenational.ae/opinion/comment/universities-must-take-charge-of-their-own-futures

International students represent

http://www.thejambar.com/international-students-represent/

Cincinnati State on verge of turning over marketing, recruitment to private consultant

http://www.wcpo.com/news/insider/cincinnati-state-on-verge-of-turning-over-marketing-and-recruitment-to-private-consultant

American colleges pay agents to woo foreigners, despite fraud risk

http://www.wsj.com/articles/american-colleges-pay-agents-to-woo-foreigners-despite-fraud-risk-1443665884

UM launches new ‘living learning communities’

http://www.postbulletin.com/news/local/um-launches-new-living-learning-communities/article_2c804147-b5b3-5878-bfdc-f1152cc67ddb.html

Bus tour brings UT acceptance letters to students across the state

http://www.knoxnews.com/news/local-news/bus-tour-brings-ut-acceptance-letters-to-students-across-the-state_40819864

Fewer students default on their loans

http://www.kspr.com/life/money/fewer-students-are-defaulting-on-their-loans/21052342_35578716

UGA – schools partnership is a ‘game changer’ for teens

http://news.uga.edu/releases/article/uga-foothills-education-charter-high-school-0915/

Tougher visas ‘would cut overseas student numbers’

http://www.bbc.com/news/education-34401990

The influx of Latino students at historically black colleges

http://www.theatlantic.com/education/archive/2015/09/hbcus-more-latino-students/407953/

ORGANIC FARMING AND SUSTAINABILITY 

Oxford College farm ranks among nation’s best

http://www.covnews.com/section/1/article/60616/

College students on compost mission

http://www.thehindu.com/news/cities/Thiruvananthapuram/college-students-on-compost-mission/article7704706.ece

 OTHER
Women can be catalyst for trade and development – if obstacles are removed
Want to be a change agent, boomer women?  Read on
Keep the Brenau Women’s College for women
Female on female bashing has to stop
How a reproductive justice outfit at a small college pulls in grants from top foundations
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Dan Gottlieb’s commentary

on a September 24 article in the Chronicles for Higher Education
‘The Painful Lesson of Sweet Briar and Cooper Union’

http://chronicle.com/article/The-Painful-Lessons-of-Sweet/233369/

I will not be able to attend President Jones’ talk tomorrow in Atlanta, but I am heartened that a number of alumnae will be there.

I finally got a chance to read the recent 9/24/2015 Chronicle of Higher Education commentary by Lawrence Bacow and William Bowen entitled, “The Painful Lessons of Sweet Briar and Cooper Union.” Some of the former leaders are going to continue to publicly advance their narrative about Sweet Briar and higher education, and this commentary gives a pretty good indication of how that’s going to be done. The piece itself is infuriating. To me, it seems at least partially intended to punish Sweet Briar, and it is packed full of misleading information.

As I think it is likely that President Jones will at least allude to issues brought up in the Bacow & Bowen commentary, it seems a good time to give my critique. I’ve said almost all of this before, but it has been awhile, and for those attending the talk, it might be a useful memory refresher as to some of the details. I hope the people who attend tomorrow continue to impress those around them with their detailed understanding of the situation.

Here are some of the authors’ points in their Chronicle of Higher Education commentary along with my counterpoints:

1. There was low and declining enrollment – I have addressed this so many times… By all measures of enrollment, the 25 year trend at Sweet Briar is up, and this trend is indistinguishable from linear. In 2014, there was relatively low enrollment but nothing too out of the ordinary. The huge drop in enrollment was not an actuality but a prediction based on pessimistic assumptions. The graph showing a 5 year drop in enrollment that featured prominently in a Moody’s analysis was misleading. They picked a window of time that showed a drop because the window started at a modern historical high point of enrollment. They also picked the least useful enrollment metric for Sweet Briar, # of FTE (full time equivalent) students. This measure is misleading because it includes all the Junior Year Abroad students who aren’t really Sweet Briar students and who contribute much less to net revenue than full-time residential students. The five year drop from a historical high was at least in part due to variation in Junior Year Abroad students. No other enrollment measure shows that pattern, and every enrollment measure shows a linear increase over 25 years. One can find several year declines in any measure if one cherry picks her data. This is an example of flawed quantitative thinking.

2. They made vigorous recruitment efforts—It doesn’t matter how enthusiastic your admissions counselors are if they are not sent to the right places and are not talking to students most likely to attend Sweet Briar. There was no job search to replace the Dean of Enrollment who left in early 2013 – rather, the Chief of Staff took on that additional duty – and admissions did not have the demographic data necessary to do the kind of focused recruiting that is the hallmark of professional operations. Whether any of this was vigorous or not is beside the point.

3. There was a discount rate of 62%–The discount rate had been steadily decreasing until JEP took over in 2009. Between 2009-2010, it increased from 40-57% (applied to incoming class, as is usual for discount rate), decreasing net tuition revenue (applied to the incoming class, as well) almost 30%. This was no trend but was the result of a conscious decision to change the way recruiting and financial aid worked. Yes, it is now clear that it involved poorly thought out attempts to increase diversity. Regardless, it was a decision that was not necessary. The failure of that decision should have been realized very early on, but it was not. Part of the increase in discount rate is attributable to a two year increase in tuition in 2008-2009 and 2009-2010 that brought Sweet Briar to about the median of Annapolis Group colleges but well above the median of women’s colleges. This “raise the sticker price raise the discount” strategy seems often to be a total bust, and some schools that do the opposite, like Converse, are in a better place.

4. Vigorous recruiting led to increased applicants but not increased enrollment–Applications are increasing all over as students apply to more places and more and more colleges adopt the common app. Increasing applications does not necessarily lead to increased enrollment, as not all applicants are equally likely to enroll. Sweet Briar’s recruiting strategy was suboptimal, neither targeting students most likely to enroll nor using sophisticated methods to allocate recruiting resources. It’s a lot easier to get a student to apply, especially if you waive the application fee, than it is to get a student to commit.

5. Sweet Briar had $16 million unrestricted endowment and $25 million in debt –For a news team to make this comparison, as though it matters, is understandable. But the authors of this piece know better. We take on debt because we don’t have the funds to currently pay for something in full. What matters is not the size of the debt compared to unrestricted endowment but rather the amount of the debt service, which was in the ballpark of $2 million/year. If they balanced the budget, as Muhlenfeld came close to achieving before Parker took over, the amount of unrestricted endowment would be even less relevant, as it wouldn’t be dipped into, anyway.

6. Sweet Briar had a lot of deferred maintenance – Sweet Briar’s deferred maintenance has been somewhat overstated. Yes, it has some, and some of it is urgent, but the amount per square foot of deferred maintenance is typical for a college, according to the consultant report.

7. The board was unable to identify any options – Yes, that’s true, but how could they properly identify options when they didn’t recognize the immediate problem? The consequences of President Parker’s decisions appear to have gone unnoticed, as she was given a 5 year extension. She received this extension even though net tuition revenue per incoming student sustainably fell by almost 30% in the first year she had influence on the admissions process (there is no trend that can explain that one – no, that’s the result of a decision), even though alumnae giving showed a sustained drop under her tenure, and even though there were no plans for a capital campaign.

8. The board conducted a study of potential donor giving, and it showed there was not sufficient support – The board did not commission a full donor feasibility study, nor does it appear that the exploratory study could have provided the board with sufficient information about potential donor contributions to make broad conclusions. President Jones and others repeated the claim that there were only 12 donors that were identified with the potential to give $1,000,000 over their lifetime. Ignoring the question of whether this piece of information is convincing or relevant, a problem is that the sample from which they were identified were a small fraction of living alumnae (a sample of 300-400 from a population of more than 10,000). Although it is true that only 12 with a certain predicted giving capacity were identified, that’s not terrible if your sample is only around 3% of your population. Yes, the sample they chose included people who were particularly involved, but the way the results of that study has been described to advance a narrative is still misleading.

9. Moody’s said Sweet Briar was in trouble-Moody’s hit piece on Sweet Briar, shoved in SSB’s forensic accountant’s face at an early trial, is troublesome. Their cherry picking of enrollment data is not something someone careful with numbers would do. They chose the one sick tree in a healthy forest. Anyone making a good faith attempt to sort through Sweet Briar’s enrollment numbers would not conclude there was declining enrollment and certainly not in the sense they discussed, in which it was made to be an inevitable and gradual trend. The issue of declining enrollment isn’t a glass half empty/half full sort of situation. Anyone versed in detecting signals in noisy systems would say there is no evidence for declining enrollment and that the evidence likely points in the other direction. I can’t believe I am still having to argue this point. I do not believe it is irrelevant at this point to mention that a former Sweet Briar board member is also a long time Moody’s executive, though most recently with the charitable branch. I am not saying there is a conspiracy here, just that as the article I am critiquing shows, friends do sometimes help friends, especially when ambiguity allows some leeway in perspective. Well-intentioned people are as susceptible to bias, too, and it doesn’t have to be conscious or intentional.

10. Higher ed is poorly served by trying to “save” every college – I agree that higher education is not served by “saving” every institution. We do lose about 5 schools a year, though almost none are liberal arts colleges, and none are as prestigious as Sweet Briar (the schools that close are very often small religious schools). No one is saying every school should stay open. But, we should want the good ones to. As long as tax money is subsidizing higher ed, both public and private, society is best served when those subsidies go to support the highest quality education. The authors want to argue that Sweet Briar’s demise was inevitable, but that makes little sense, both based on market principles relating to quality, larger trends in higher education, and all we know about the unfortunate decisions Sweet Briar made.

11. It’s a terrible thing when politicians listen to their constituents and intervene to save a college-No, it’s a terrible thing for there to be no recourse when a small group in power for a short period of time makes a permanent decision that negatively affects thousands and that was necessitated by mistakes under their watch. I know President Stone is being generous and looking forward, and he may even think the former leaders made a reasonable decision under the circumstances, but they are at least partially accountable for circumstances which were both foreseeable and avoidable.

I didn’t bring up the Sax report, because it did not figure in the commentary, but I’ll mention that a key piece of data that was of substantial importance in the decision to close was erroneous.

It is not my intention to denigrate the past leaders, and I don’t think I have here, but it is important to keep in mind what happened and to be appropriately critical. The damaging narrative about higher education and Sweet Briar is still being told and still needs to be countered. One of the key ways to do this is to separate out trends in higher education from the instance of Sweet Briar. I suspect President Jones will discuss worrisome trends, and there are a number of them (though there are also a lot of promising ones), but the link between those trends and what happened at Sweet Briar is what is non-existent. If we are generous and accept a link that isn’t, we will be forced to argue that we can be exceptional and buck the trends. In reality, we don’t need to be exceptional (though I hope we are) – all 42 or so other women’s colleges are still open for business as usual. Now, we simply need a little patience, a ton of hard work, and to learn from the past so as to never be the college making the same exceptionally unfortunate mistakes again.

Ok, to all those going, have fun tomorrow. I expect a lot of shrewd classiness or classy shrewdness or something of the sort.

(I would prefer if people refrained from personal attacks on former leaders in comments to this, but I know better than to tell anyone what to do.)

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Submitted by Tara Conte

A much to flattering and sympathetic note by Jim Flannery on Jimmy Jones.

Dear Colleagues,

You will be pleased to know that there has been a very positive response to the lecture by James Jones that we are sponsoring on the future of the liberal arts in American higher education. For instance, the Provost at Emory, Claire Sterk got back to me immediately stating that she intended to bring the lecture to the attention of the entire faculty. I have sent out a follow-up note asking people who have received an invitation to get back to us ASAP so that we can get a head count. My concern is that we may have an overflow audience at the Carlos Museum.
On another matter, I want to bring to your attention an advance copy of an article to be printed in The Chronicle of Higher Education this week concerning some of the implications of the recommended closing of Sweet Briar College last March. As you know, that decision was made by the Board of Directors of Sweet Briar and announced by our speaker while serving as Interim President of the College. The announcement provoked a firestorm of controversy that has drawn national attention. The article written by Lawrence S. Bacow and William G. Bowen, former presidents, respectively of Tufts University and Princeton University, is a carefully researched, thoughtful and balanced examination of the whole situation at Sweet Briar. The authors conclude unequivocally that, in light of what Sweet Briar was facing, the Board at Sweet Briar and Dr. Jones had no other choice but to come to the decision they did.
As you also know, there has been considerable criticism by some individuals connected with Sweet Briar of our decision to sponsor the lecture in question by Dr. Jones. I can assure you, having read his lecture, that it is a learned and eloquent defense of the liberal arts and liberal arts colleges as increasingly they find themselves under threat in today’s challenging economic, political and cultural climate.
whatsoever about the closure of Sweet Briar; nor is he allowed to do so because of a legal gag order imposed upon him from the day he was put into the extraordinarily difficult position of having to tell the faculty, students and staff of their beloved College that, after 114 years of devoted service to women’s higher education, at the end of the 2014-15 academic year the institution must cease to exist. It is important to note that, according to a distinguished member of the former Board of Sweet Briar with whom I have spoken, neither the Board nor Dr. Jones were legally allowed to announce any details of the generous severance agreement details of the generous severance agreement for the faculty and staff that they were prepared to make. Behind the scenes, I am told that Dr. Jones fought furiously on behalf of what he believed was a moral obligation to those who had served Sweet Briar so faithfully. Yet because the Board and he were bound to silence on this vital moral issue, they suffered massive criticism that continues down to the present day. Dr. Jones himself has the borne the brunt of most of the anger and abuse, some of it, as we have seen, directed against his credibility as a scholar, As you will learn for yourselves, Dr. Jones’ lecture is focused entirely on the traditional values of liberal arts education and the challenges they faces today and in the future as more and more liberal arts institutions are forced to close. He will say nothing directly about the situation at Sweet Briar – nor can he, even in response to questions or comments about that situation. In other words, it may be up to us to fill in the gaps by correcting the misinformation that has widely been circulated. Ironically, one of the outcomes of the recommended closing of Sweet Briar is that its alumnae were galvanized to raise some $12million that enabled the College to remain open for at least one more year. All of us can and should applaud this heroic effort. However, as the Bacow/Bowen article argues, this gesture can only be a stop gap measure in view of the severe problems that still remain. Amidst the turmoil that preceded the Easter Rising of 1916 that led to the independence of Ireland, the Irish patriot John O’Leary counseled young W.B. Yeats that, no matter what the ultimate goal, “There are things a man must not do to save a nation.”,

I hope this provides a better understanding of the issues surrounding the recommended closure of Sweet Briar. I look forward to sharing with you an evening that should be a high point in the life of Phi Beta Kappa as we address some ideas and issues that are of direct bearing on the very reasons for our existence.

Sincerely,

Jim

James W. Flannery
Director, W.B. Yeats Foundation
Winship Professor Emeritus of the Arts and Humanities, Emory University
Tel 404-378-5671
jflanne@emory.edu

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Someone hoisted a queen size sheet with the word “Paid For By The Blood Of Vixens” on the Jones’ home in Decatur, GA

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Dianne Hayes Doss attended James Jones’ event and reported the following on Facebook

Mr. Flannery was not a very good intro guy. He kept tripping over his words – the crux of which was: Mr. Jones is here to speak, but can’t speak about Sweet Briar; the heroic Sweet Briar alumnae did an amazing thing; repeat 3 times. [He seemed scared that we were going to cause trouble.]

Mr. Jones was better at speaking to a crowd, but really seemed to be running through 2 speeches at once. When he was on topic, his point seemed to be that the value of the liberal arts education (the trivium and quadrium?) has been lost, and we need to figure out how to communicate its value in the digital age. When he wasn’t on topic, to Kirsten Porter-Stransky ‘s point, he seemed to just be dropping names (authors, books, congressmen, David Brenneman, etc.); some were seemingly in support of his stellar liberal arts education, and others were to support the assertion that liberal arts colleges are dwindling.

Breach (gap) and breech (turned sideways): something along the lines of “liberal arts has turned sideways in education in a communicative gap” (I have short-hand skills). There-in is his question: how do you communicate the value of the liberal arts education in the digital age. He had no answer/suggestion.

His definition of the original (7) liberal arts: the trivium(?) of grammar, logic, and rhetoric; and the quadrivium(?) of arithmetic, geometry, music, and astronomy(?).

His definition of a liberal arts college: 40% of degrees in arts and science; residential model; income from tuition.

He basically said that the only way for a liberal arts college to survive is to have a high enough endowment that drawing 5% is actually a large number.

“The intrinsic values of the liberal arts have never been more needed than today.” “Must find new language to discuss the value of the liberal arts.”

He suggested (and said he has suggested it for years): rather than starting from the curriculum, instead start with what you want to get out of it. Ask students to list 5 things they want to have/know/be when they walk across the stage [at graduation].

The lady asked him what committed individuals can do to help their schools. His answer: stay informed,…and mentioned that in alumnae magazines, the most read section is the class notes.

He believes that board governance is critical, and wishes that [after American University something-or-other where the governor kicked out lots of administration] Congress had decided that boards needed to be under Sorbanes-Oxly(?) and held financially accountable for their decisions.

And that is the extent of my terrible notes on what was said,…hopefully there are some good audio and/or video recordings out there.

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.

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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
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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, OCTOBER 1, 2015