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

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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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