VIXEN WATCH FOR JANUARY 16, 2016

 

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!

http://www.givinginstitute.org/news/268666/The-Story-of-Saving-Sweet-Briar–or-Dont-Mess-with-the-Vixen.htm


Making the Most of Stakeholder Revolt: The Recapturing of the San Diego Opera and Sweet Briar College

http://nonprofitquarterly.org/2016/01/14/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.

CIC grant brings online classes to Sweet Briar

http://sbc.edu/news/art-history/cic-grant-brings-online-classes-sweet-briar/


Vixen family rallies on

http://sbc.edu/news/engineering-science/vixen-family-rallies/


Five things to know about academics at Sweet Briar

http://sbc.edu/news/academics/academics-sweet-briar/


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!12552744_440945766115206_8419734159627262425_n


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.

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Thank you

Blair Redd ’83

and

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.

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Orlando

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. 


 

OBITUARY

Beth Pesiri Solomita

http://www.memorialsolutions.com/memsol.cgi?user_id=1731924&lu=1452633138

 


ALUMNAE ALLIANCE

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

AlumnifireTutorialandHow-To

 

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

http://www.forbes.com/sites/alextaub/2015/05/19/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

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

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

http://www.alleywatch.com/2015/05/connecting-is-all-about-networking-and-alumnifire-is-about-connecting-with-alums/


LIBERAL ARTS

Column: Dear Marco Rubio, The Liberal Arts Have a Proud History; Here’s an Introduction

http://www.vnews.com/opinion/20398465-95/column-dear-marco-rubio-the-liberal-arts-have-a-proud-history-heres-an-introduction



 

Who needs the liberal arts? Marco Rubio might

https://bangordailynews.com/2016/01/12/opinion/contributors/who-needs-the-liberal-arts-marco-rubio-might/


The key to it all

http://www.arkansasonline.com/news/2016/jan/10/the-key-to-it-all-20160110/

Competency-Based Education, Technology, and the Liberal Arts

https://www.insidehighered.com/blogs/technology-and-learning/competency-based-education-technology-and-liberal-arts


Former Brandeis President: Law Students Are Right to Worry

Former Brandeis President: Law Students Are Right to Worry


Colleges that change lives – the value of a Liberal Arts degree

https://www.studyinternational.com/news/colleges-that-change-lives-the-value-of-a-liberal-arts-degree


Challenging the Barista Myth

https://www.insidehighered.com/news/2016/01/12/federal-reserve-economists-say-recent-college-grads-are-doing-better-many-believe


 

Not every liberal arts grad is working as a barista

http://www.wptz.com/money/not-every-liberal-arts-grad-is-working-as-a-barista/37396148


 

Beyond Business: Global Commerce and the Liberal Arts

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/adam-weinberg/beyond-business-global-co_b_8977910.html


Academic breadth in a liberal education

http://www.ricethresher.org/article/2016/01/opinion-academic-breadth


STEM

Largest Health Student-Focused Organization (HOSA) Joins Forces with Innovative Platform to Fill STEM Pipeline

http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20160114006266/en/Largest-Health-Student-Focused-Organization-HOSA-Joins-Forces


National Future of Education Technology Conference Kicks Off Today, Focusing on STEM

http://www.benzinga.com/pressreleases/16/01/p6134358/national-future-of-education-technology-conference-kicks-off-today-focu


 

Hawaii partners on statewide STEM, energy curriculum

Hawaii partners on statewide STEM, energy curriculum


Obama keeps calling for better STEM students, so how’s America doing?

http://www.ajc.com/news/news/national-govt-politics/obama-keeps-calling-better-stem-students-so-hows-a/np4FJ/


 

Engineers enrich minds of future visionaries at Young Innovators Fair

http://brandywine.psu.edu/story/3232/2016/01/14/engineers-enrich-minds-future-visionaries-young-innovators-fair


 

Guest Opinion: Mentoring is a gift worth giving

http://www.businessrecord.com/Content/Opinion/Opinion/Article/Guest-Opinion-Mentoring-is-a-gift-worth-giving/168/963/71557


 

Satellite shows sky no limit for South African women in science

http://www.timeslive.co.za/scitech/2016/01/11/Satellite-shows-sky-no-limit-for-South-African-women-in-science


4 inspiring women shaping the future of the STEM workforce

http://mashable.com/2016/01/11/stem-women-brandspeak/#oQhlVhHfNGqV


Space programme promoting women in STEM

http://www.cbn.co.za/news/services/short-course-mba-skills-development-training/space-programme-promoting-women-in-stem


 

Silicon Valley’s ‘Girls in Tech’ begins operations in India

http://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-national/silicon-valleys-girls-in-tech-begins-operations-in-india/article8094002.ece


Girl Scouts: Cookies or code?

https://opensource.com/life/16/1/scale14x-interview-carrie-raleigh-girl-scouts


Schools Can Influence Changes in Gender-Defined Roles

http://blogs.edweek.org/edweek/leadership_360/2016/01/schools_can_influence_changes_in_gender_defined_roles.html


Diversity in Tech: ASU Launches Center for Gender Equity in Science & Tech to Empower Women of Color in STEM

http://www.latinpost.com/articles/108122/20160112/diversity-in-tech-asu-launches-center-for-gender-equity-in-science-tech-to-empower-women-of-color-in-stem.htm


Crossey honored for promoting Women in Science and Technology

http://news.unm.edu/news/crossey-honored-for-promoting-women-in-science-and-technology


 

$500K grant funds female STEM professorships

http://www.ecampusnews.com/funding/duke-female-stem-892/


 

Arizona State University Center Seeks to Empower Young Women of Color in STEM

http://www.usnewsuniversitydirectory.com/articles/arizona-state-university-center-seeks-to-empower-y_15397.aspx#.VpmhwSorLIU


 

IT Firm President Makes Case for Women Technologists

http://www.lightreading.com/business-employment/women-in-comms/it-firm-president-makes-case-for-women-technologists/d/d-id/720410


Miami University hosts S.T.E.M.-focused event for female high school students

http://www.wlwt.com/news/miami-university-hosts-stemfocused-event-for-female-high-school-students/37440892


 

 

Lack of STEM skills holding back workplace diversity & women in tech

http://www.cbronline.com/news/verticals/cio-agenda/lack-of-stem-skills-holding-back-workplace-diversity-women-in-tech-4785412


Encouraging Herd Behavior to Increase the Number of Women in the STEM Workforce

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/eva-saravia/herd-behavior-to-increase_b_8982916.html


Clemson programs help female, minority STEM students succeed

http://www.greenvilleonline.com/story/money/2016/01/15/clemson-programs-help-female-minority-stem-students-succeed/78852688/


Would You Go to Mars? Meet the Four Women Astronauts Who Can’t Wait to Go

http://www.glamour.com/inspired/2016/01/nasa-women-astronauts-first-trip-to-mars


 

Women must fully realise their potential to curb climate change

http://www.thenational.ae/opinion/comment/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!

http://www.georgiatrend.com/January-2016/100-Most-Influential-Georgians/

 


STUDENT RECRUITMENT

Rising numbers of international students studying in Minnesota—and Winona

http://www.winonadailynews.com/news/local/rising-numbers-of-international-students-studying-in-minnesota-and-winona/article_6d18813f-27c1-55e2-9863-106e3e717a72.html


 

UC Irvine undergrads open free clinic in Garden Grove

http://www.latimes.com/socal/daily-pilot/news/tn-dpt-me-0110-free-clinic-20160109-story.html


 

Growing number of international students diversifying USF campus

http://www.tbo.com/news/education/growing-number-of-international-students-diversifying-usf-campus-20160109/


 

MU reports fewer students applying for fall

http://www.columbiamissourian.com/news/local/mu-reports-fewer-students-applying-for-fall/article_3159fc14-b57c-11e5-8dfd-6788d5b4560e.html


 

Low dollar presents opportunities, challenges

http://theaquinian.net/low-dollar-provides-mixed-opporitunities-stu/


 

FHTC board discusses enrollment, calendars at Monday meeting

http://www.emporiagazette.com/education/fhtc/article_68fb2055-cfde-5161-904a-93ce2482aa93.html


 

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

http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20160114005720/en/Association-American-Publishers-Partners-United-Negro-College


With college enrollment declining, schools discount tuition to attract students

http://www.boston.com/news/education/2016/01/15/with-college-enrollment-declining-schools-discount-tuition-attract-students/wk4su59z3VgZAOudzo7pKP/story.html


College Finances

Rockford Senator Looking To Restore Map Grant Funding For Colleges

http://www.mystateline.com/news/rockford-senator-looking-to-restore-map-grant-funding-for-colleges


 

SUNY awards $475,000 to Geneseo initiatives

http://www.thelcn.com/lcn01/suny-awards-475000-to-geneseo-initiatives-20160111


Berea, Danville projects receive art grants

http://www.richmondregister.com/news/berea-danville-projects-receive-art-grants/article_772ed320-b8ad-11e5-aa3c-df1363d7e016.html


 

How To Pay For College Without Taking on Debt

How To Pay For College Without Taking on Debt


 

Lawsuit settlements should pay student loan debt

http://commonwealthmagazine.org/education/lawsuit-settlements-should-pay-student-loan-debt/


Apollo Education Group Inc Soars On News Of Apollo Global Interest

Apollo Education Group Inc Soars On News Of Apollo Global Interest


C OF I RECEIVES $100,000 MELLON FOUNDATION GRANT

http://www.collegeofidaho.edu/blog/news/2016/01/13/c-i-receives-100000-mellon-foundation-grant


College Agriculture and Sustainability

Bumpers College Students Receive Research Grants

http://news.uark.edu/articles/33267/bumpers-college-students-receive-research-grants


 

FFA Preps Students for STEM Careers with School-based Agricultural Education

http://www.insideindianabusiness.com/story/30932550/ffa-preps-students-for-stem-careers-with-school-based-agricultural-education


 

Report Lays out Role of Community Colleges in Building ‘Green’ Workforce

https://campustechnology.com/articles/2016/01/11/report-lays-out-role-of-community-colleges-in-building-green-workforce.aspx


Colleges Reduced Carbon Emissions by 13% Per Foot Since 2007, According to Sightlines-UNH Report

http://www.econotimes.com/Colleges-Reduced-Carbon-Emissions-by-13-Per-Foot-Since-2007-According-to-Sightlines-UNH-Report-142765


Colleges Are Cutting Their Carbon Emissions. Energy Use? Not So Much.

http://chronicle.com/blogs/ticker/colleges-are-cutting-their-carbon-emissions-energy-use-not-so-much/107828


Report: Colleges Reduce Emissions

https://www.insidehighered.com/quicktakes/2016/01/14/report-colleges-reduce-emissions


Northark taking part in local farm to table movement

http://newtoncountytimes.com/news/northark-taking-part-in-local-farm-to-table-movement/article_0bb34a46-ba19-11e5-8fca-734571564675.html


 

OTHER

5 Useful Skill-Developing Jobs For College Students

http://jobs.uloop.com/news/view.php/185172/5-Useful-Skill-Developing-Jobs-For-College-Students


FROM BURNING QUESTION TO DIGITAL PROJECT: APPLICANTS WANTED

http://www.davidson.edu/news/news-stories/160111-dlrd-initiative


 

SHANNAN: The STEM versus humanities fight doesn’t benefit anyone

http://www.vanderbilthustler.com/opinion/article_5197c034-b99a-11e5-8967-1fbbd07f8f28.html


 

GROUNDBREAKING NEW PROGRAM REDUCES COLLEGE EDUCATION COSTS BY 60%

https://globenewswire.com/news-release/2016/01/13/801777/10159167/en/GROUNDBREAKING-NEW-PROGRAM-REDUCES-COLLEGE-EDUCATION-COSTS-BY-60.html


‘A Raisin in the Sun’ begins month-long conversation about race on campus and in the community

http://www.news.appstate.edu/2016/01/15/raisin-in-the-sun/


Our roses: Earlham among best values

http://www.pal-item.com/story/opinion/2016/01/15/roses-earlham-among-best-values/78847744/


Legislators get lesson from higher education advocates

http://www.virginiabusiness.com/news/article/legislators-get-lesson-from-higher-education-advocates


American Association of University Women challenges federal data on college sexual assault

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/grade-point/wp/2016/01/14/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.

http://www.jdsupra.com/legalnews/the-erosion-of-charitable-immunity-for-31821/


100 YEARS AGO, AMERICAN WOMEN COMPETED IN INTENSE VENUS DE MILO LOOKALIKE CONTESTS

http://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/100-years-ago-american-women-competed-in-serious-venus-de-milo-lookalike-contests


US Women Delaying Pregnancy: Average Age Of First Time Moms Steadily Increases

http://www.techtimes.com/articles/124702/20160115/us-women-delaying-pregnancy-average-age-of-first-time-moms-steadily-increases.htm


Higher-paid women more likely to feel unhealthy

http://www.boston.com/jobs/news/2016/01/15/higher-paid-women-more-likely-feel-unhealthy/Orw0tcGz81A1r2X2pXkn9L/story.html


EVENTS


 

 

 

 

 

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The Sweet Briar College
Alumnae Club of
Southern California 
cordially invites you and your spouse
to a
President’s Brunch
with
Sweet Briar College President
Phil Stone
Sunday, January 17, 2016
11:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Red, White + Bluezz
37 S. El Molino Ave.
Pasadena, California
(626)792-4441
Cost is $40 per person
Reply by January 12
Stephanie Pratt McKinney `91

or calling (626) 840-6011

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D.C. Metro Area

January 24th, 2015

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/dc-metro-sweet-briar-day-tickets-20588349307


 

Articles Contributed by Members of the Sweet Briar Community

By Deirdre Conley

On line education thoughts…


By Deirdre Conley
“So delighted to hold in my hands my article in the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) Currents magazine.  Sweet Briar College will get global exposure soon!  “
Congratulations! A PR coup!

By Liz Kauffman

 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!

http://www.capsoflove.com/

 

 

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