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
sbc.edu/news/ for the latest Sweet Briar news.
Check out HTTP://SBC.EDU/ACADEMICS/SWEET-INFORMATION for course selection, programs, professors and more.
FROM LYNN RAINVILLE
FOR HISTORIC INFORMATION, STORIES, PHOTOS, ON THE HISTORY OF SWEET BRIAR, DAISY, AND MORE PLEASE GO TO
AN INVITATION FROM ANNAMARIE LICHTENBERG
Stay tuned for more details!
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News from the president’s office and Sept.26 board report
Oxford summer program a huge hit with Sweet Briar students
Sweet Briar’s new signal
Liberal arts college fights to stay relevant
UM should renew focus on humanities
Why Indian techies need a crash course in liberal arts
Renaissance futurism – liberal arts for the 21st century
Faust gives ‘general principles’ for gen-ed at faculty meeting
UL hosts its first liberal arts day
Majority of UW liberal arts majors secure employment post graduation, survey says
Dean Bryan addresses liberal arts
Liberal arts education valuable
Elite liberal arts school drops test requirement in favor of ‘narrative’ and ‘creativity’
College recruiting – what’s wrong with this picture
New cloud entrant in student admissions ties to financial and HR
Fall enrollment increases
Behind the scenes of Ford’s internship program
EIU looks to boost student recruitment
Hispanic enrollment reaches new record
100 employers connect with 450 students, alumni at career and internship fair
Central welcomes largest freshman class since 2010
Students, professors question plan to lift out-of-state student cap
Snapshot recruiting – colleges take up ‘snapping’ to reach prospective students
Bates College – the office of admissions looks west
ORGANIC FARMING AND SUSTAINABILITY
College presidents expand fight on climate change
100 colleges to spend week focusing on food, sex, and sustainability
Colleges and universities compete to reduce game-day stadium waste
Organic farm honored among top 30 sustainable college-run farm
College to release draft of sustainability plan after break
For College Community Challenge boosts sustainability, student innovation with $250,000 in grants
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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Saturday, October 10 from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Chicago Yacht Club
400 E Monroe St.
Chicago, Ill 60603
(312) 861 7777
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.
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.
298 Woodlake Circle
Deerfield Beach, FL 33442
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GET YOURS WHILE THEY LAST!!!!
Beautiful framed and matted 8″x 10″ print of the Refectory by Sweet Briar’s own French Impressionist,
100% OF THE PROCEEDS WILL GO DIRECTLY TO RESTORING SWEET BRIAR.
Contact Ellen Weintraub to order
FROM JEN RISEY
I Support the Vixen Den. 100% of profits will benefit the students of Sweet Briar. T’shirts $25.
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
WE ARE DONATING 10% OF ALL PROCEEDS TO SAVING SWEET BRIAR.
AND REMEMBER – IF YOU ARE WITH
EVEN MORE WILL BE DONATED SO SAVING SWEET BRIAR.
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.
BY MARGARET WILLIAMS BLOUT
Winter is coming – get your pink and green infinity scarves – a portion of the proceeds will benefit Sweet Briar
Sweet Briar Swag with the traditional crest. 15% of the proceeds will benefit Sweet Briar
Beautiful handmade prints in bright colors for sale – and the great things is – 100% of the proceeds will go to Sweet Briar.
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–
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!
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
Customized Coolers by Genny Kelley- 10% of proceeds go to Saving Sweet Briar
Buy your note cards, prints, gift cards designed by Katherine Orr and help save Sweet Briar. https://squareup.com/market/katorriginal-inc
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: email@example.com
Platters (like below): $50
Square platters: $45
Round Ornaments: $15
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
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
FROM MEGHAN MEIGHAN
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).
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!!
FIND THESE AND OTHER FINE GOODS BY SWEET BRIAR ALUMNAE WITH PROCEEDS GOING TO SWEET BRIAR AT
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!
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
with your info and interest in helping join our Vixen Alumnae Athletics team!!
Cathy Cummings Krolczyk’95
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
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
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!!!!