Good Saturday morning,
Below are a few articles on Sweet Briar, STEM, Liberal Arts, and more, as well as reminders for events.
Please check the Alumnae Alliance section and sign up for Alumnifire.
Also please note, that at the bottom of Vixen Watch we have a new segment called THE CHARITABLE VIXEN which includes fundraisers, helping charities, and more.
And remember, if you have anything that you would like to see posted on Vixen Watch please post your request in the comment section.
SWEET BRIAR NEWS
The story of saving Sweet Briar – or don’t mess with the vixen!
Making the Most of Stakeholder Revolt: The Recapturing of the San Diego Opera and Sweet Briar College
Sweet Briar faculty will teach two online classes this spring, and a total of about 40 online courses will be available to Sweet Briar students — and students from any of the other participating liberal arts colleges.
SBC Living Room Learning – introduced by Teresa Tomlinson
Congratulations to Dwayne Yancey! The editorials he wrote on Sweet Briar College- the attempted closer, the alumnae rising, the dramatic legal battle, the impact on Central Virginia, the eventual agreement to appoint a new board of directors, and the new plan to keep the college open in perpetuity have earned him a nomination in the annual Virginia Press Association contest!
The Sweet Briar Swim Team spent a week of training in Delray Beach, FL. South Florida alumnae got together and organized several dinners for the team.
Blair Redd ’83
Kari Shipley ’76
for opening your homes to the SBC swim team and to all the alumnae who cooked, donated, or helped in any other way to make sure our swimming vixens had at least two wholesome dinners.
Lee Anne Chaskes ‘83
Phyllis Fejzuli ‘83
Jeannie Hamby ‘76
Monika Kaiser ‘82
Cynthia Ottaway ‘57
Staci Skufca ‘84
Carol Stanley ‘67
Ellen Weintraub ‘71
Check out their awesome blog with entries about their trip to South Florida and their experienced training in Delray Beach. https://sweetbriarswimming.wordpress.com/
Sweet Briar Day was celebrated around the nation.
Central FL SBC alumnae had a gathering on Saturday 1/9. Organized by Andrea Bateman ’71 and Betty Elmore Gilleland ’50, there were 10 alumnae who showed up ranging in class year from ‘44 to ‘95.
At the luncheon which was held at a local Cheesecake Factory were Ann Sequin Britt ’44, Betsey Sawyer Hodges ’50, Betty Elmore Gilleland ’50, Andrea Bateman ’71, Carol Remington Foglesong ’71, Phyllis Schulman Bell ’76, Holly Plug Allport ’84, Lee Lombardy ‘82, Cynthia Johnson Wray ’85, and Amy Schroeder Hunter ’95.
Beth Pesiri Solomita
The Alumnae Alliance is requesting that all alumnae sign up on Alumnifire. Alumnifire is an alumni run social media platform to share and connect.
Below are instructions on how to connect and articles with more information on Alumnifire.
Getting started with Alumnifire
For more information on Alumnifire and what it is please consider reading these articles:
Looking To Energize Your Alumni Base? Alumnifire Is Here To Help
New Alumni Networking Platform Launches: Alum Andrew Margie ’96 unveils Alumnifire exclusively for the Conn College Community
ALUMNIFIRE LAUNCHES DIGITAL NETWORKING PLATFORM THAT ALLOWS ALUMNI TO GIVE BACK TO THEIR NETWORK WITH SOMETHING MORE THAN MONEY
Connecting Is All About Networking and AlumniFire Is About Connecting with Alums
Column: Dear Marco Rubio, The Liberal Arts Have a Proud History; Here’s an Introduction
Who needs the liberal arts? Marco Rubio might
Former Brandeis President: Law Students Are Right to Worry
Colleges that change lives – the value of a Liberal Arts degree
Challenging the Barista Myth
Not every liberal arts grad is working as a barista
Beyond Business: Global Commerce and the Liberal Arts
Academic breadth in a liberal education
Largest Health Student-Focused Organization (HOSA) Joins Forces with Innovative Platform to Fill STEM Pipeline
National Future of Education Technology Conference Kicks Off Today, Focusing on STEM
Hawaii partners on statewide STEM, energy curriculum
Obama keeps calling for better STEM students, so how’s America doing?
Engineers enrich minds of future visionaries at Young Innovators Fair
Guest Opinion: Mentoring is a gift worth giving
Satellite shows sky no limit for South African women in science
4 inspiring women shaping the future of the STEM workforce
Space programme promoting women in STEM
Silicon Valley’s ‘Girls in Tech’ begins operations in India
Girl Scouts: Cookies or code?
Schools Can Influence Changes in Gender-Defined Roles
Diversity in Tech: ASU Launches Center for Gender Equity in Science & Tech to Empower Women of Color in STEM
Crossey honored for promoting Women in Science and Technology
ATIS Joins Light Reading’s Women in Comms
Now We Have Data on the Ridiculous, Sometimes Dangerous Sexism in Tech
Arizona State University Center Seeks to Empower Young Women of Color in STEM
IT Firm President Makes Case for Women Technologists
Miami University hosts S.T.E.M.-focused event for female high school students
Lack of STEM skills holding back workplace diversity & women in tech
Encouraging Herd Behavior to Increase the Number of Women in the STEM Workforce
Clemson programs help female, minority STEM students succeed
Would You Go to Mars? Meet the Four Women Astronauts Who Can’t Wait to Go
Women must fully realise their potential to curb climate change
ALUMNAE IN THE NEWS
100 most influential Georgians – Teresa Tomlinson ’87 is one of them. Holla! Holla!
Rising numbers of international students studying in Minnesota—and Winona
UC Irvine undergrads open free clinic in Garden Grove
Growing number of international students diversifying USF campus
MU reports fewer students applying for fall
Low dollar presents opportunities, challenges
FHTC board discusses enrollment, calendars at Monday meeting
Faithful Catholicism Dependent on Catholic Colleges, Says New York Times Columnist – http://www.cardinalnewmansociety.org/CatholicEducationDaily/DetailsPage/tabid/102/ArticleID/4611/Faithful-Catholicism-Dependent-on-Catholic-Colleges-Says-New-York-Times-Columnist.aspx#sthash.lI35zv2m.dpuf
Association of American Publishers Partners with United Negro College Fund to Enhance Diversity Recruiting Efforts in Publishing
With college enrollment declining, schools discount tuition to attract students
Rockford Senator Looking To Restore Map Grant Funding For Colleges
SUNY awards $475,000 to Geneseo initiatives
Berea, Danville projects receive art grants
How To Pay For College Without Taking on Debt
Lawsuit settlements should pay student loan debt
Apollo Education Group Inc Soars On News Of Apollo Global Interest
C OF I RECEIVES $100,000 MELLON FOUNDATION GRANT
College Agriculture and Sustainability
Bumpers College Students Receive Research Grants
FFA Preps Students for STEM Careers with School-based Agricultural Education
Report Lays out Role of Community Colleges in Building ‘Green’ Workforce
Colleges Reduced Carbon Emissions by 13% Per Foot Since 2007, According to Sightlines-UNH Report
Colleges Are Cutting Their Carbon Emissions. Energy Use? Not So Much.
Report: Colleges Reduce Emissions
Northark taking part in local farm to table movement
5 Useful Skill-Developing Jobs For College Students
FROM BURNING QUESTION TO DIGITAL PROJECT: APPLICANTS WANTED
SHANNAN: The STEM versus humanities fight doesn’t benefit anyone
GROUNDBREAKING NEW PROGRAM REDUCES COLLEGE EDUCATION COSTS BY 60%
Our roses: Earlham among best values
Legislators get lesson from higher education advocates
American Association of University Women challenges federal data on college sexual assault
The Erosion of Charitable Immunity for Virginia’s Colleges and Universities and What it Means for the Administrators and Trustees Who Lead Those Institutions.
100 YEARS AGO, AMERICAN WOMEN COMPETED IN INTENSE VENUS DE MILO LOOKALIKE CONTESTS
US Women Delaying Pregnancy: Average Age Of First Time Moms Steadily Increases
Higher-paid women more likely to feel unhealthy
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January 24th, 2015
Articles Contributed by Members of the Sweet Briar Community
By Deirdre Conley
On line education thoughts…
Single-gender education is thriving at Ashley Hall
THE CHARITABLE VIXEN
Kari Shipley ’76 has a request to all alumnae: Next time you buy water in bottles consider saving the bottle caps for CAPS OF LOVE, an American charity that funds children’s wheelchairs. Please remember that the bottle caps must be separated by grade. Thank you!