Vixen Watch for January 30th, 2016

Welcome to Vixen Watch,

Yesterday I was honored and very proud to represent Sweet Briar on behalf of President Stone at the inauguration of President Julio Frenk at the University of Miami.  It was a beautiful ceremony.  Before they led us to the Bank United Center where the ceremony took place we were asked to have a seat at designated chairs.  Not realizing that the chairs were set according to the founding year of the institution and not by alphabetical order it took me a moment to find my seat.  But there it was – my chair – with a sign saying SWEET BRIAR COLLEGE taped on the back.  

12572951_1124775140896316_2128820602219065591_nAs I walked over, it occurred to me that this chair designated to the Sweet Briar delegate wouldn’t be there had it not been for the alumnae, students, faculty, staff, and friends of the college and their fight to save it – which made this event even more special.  

Below is a compilation of various articles and news on Sweet Briar, Women in Higher Education, STEM, Liberal Arts, and more.

Are you interested in buying Sweet Briar related gifts or just some nice things made by members of the Sweet Briar community? Check out http://www.shopsweetbriar.com/index.php 

And if you have a Kindle – you’re in luck, because David Richards offers you to download a beautiful photo book of Sweet Briar  – for FREE.  The link is at the bottom of the ‘Submitted by Member of the Sweet Briar Community’ section.  Hurry before this great deal ends! 

If you would like me to post an article or an event notice to Vixen Watch please add your request to the comment section.  

SWEET BRIAR NEWS

Sweet Briar will host a townhall meeting on February 5th, 2016

http://www.newsadvance.com/new_era_progress/news/sweet-briar-to-host-town-hall-meeting-feb/article_4c07157c-bfb0-11e5-be2d-4fedae247964.html?mode=jqm


SBC president says state of the college is ‘good’

http://sbc.edu/news/uncategorized/sbc-president-state-college-good/


Sweet Briar College Had the Highest Number of Applicants in 50 Years

http://www.townandcountrymag.com/society/news/a4905/sweet-briar-college-had-the-highest-number-of-applicants-in-50-years/


Five study-abroad programs to get excited about

http://sbc.edu/news/academics/study-abroad-programs-excited/


Vixens Named Scholar All-American Team by CSCAA

http://vixenathletics.com/sports/wswimdive/2015-16/releases/20160127lxwkju


Sweet Briar student-equestrian superstar on the rise

http://wset.com/news/local/sweet-briar-student-equestrian-superstar-on-the-rise


College students debate the right thing in ethics bowl

http://www.newsadvance.com/news/local/college-students-debate-the-right-thing-in-ethics-bowl/article_1bd753af-ed8e-539b-b632-81acce9ec389.html


Explore Engineering event at Sweet Briar taking applications

http://m.newsadvance.com/nelson_county_times/lifestyles/explore-engineering-event-at-sweet-briar-taking-applications/article_702b8822-c512-11e5-a7b0-d7e7dfd1c356.html?mode=jqm


Buy Sweet Briar gear or just gifts made by members of the Sweet Briar community and a portion or all of the proceeds will benefit Sweet Briar.  There are some really cool things you can shop for.  So check out the online catalog.

http://www.shopsweetbriar.com/index.php


Congratulations to Rosie Powers ’18 and her own Carabello on winning the USHJA National Hunter Derby at the Aiken Winter Classic ll. So very proud of the both of you!! ‪#‎sbc_riding‬ ‪#‎gosweet‬‪#‎snowbiscuit‬

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President Stone Meets With Alumnae on his Tour D’Amerique  – And He’s Not Finished


President Phil Stone presents Makayla Benjamin ’18 with a framed photo and Vixen necklace as a congratulations for her performance at the AIEC Student Riding Nations Cup World Finals. The competition was held Dec. 29-31, 2015 in Germany.

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ALUMNAE ALLIANCE

The Alumae Allicance would like to remind you that the Elston Inn will make a great venue for your next family reunion, corporate meeting, weekend getaway, or wedding.

http://sbc.edu/elston/


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


Submitted by Members of the Sweet Briar Community

Shared by Norma Valentine

Leader Profile on Phillip Stone

http://issuu.com/vgnet/docs/lb_febmar16_vbook/c/sp8b2ob


DJ Stanhope and Norma Valentine shared the following blog

The Save Sweet Briar Success Story: 5 Lessons About Making an Impact

http://www.hilarysutton.com/blog/2016/1/27/what-we-can-all-learn-from-the-saving-sweet-briar-success-story


Shared by Yolanda Reid

19 Things You Actually Learn at an All Girl School

http://www.buzzfeed.com/floperry/things-you-actually-learn-at-an-all-girls-school#.jeKj9djYa7

Shared by Deirdre Conley

4 local colleges will allow students to take courses at any campus

http://www.heraldtribune.com/article/20160105/ARTICLE/160109834/0/search

and

New College adds master’s in data science

http://www.heraldtribune.com/article/20160128/ARTICLE/160129591/0/search


 

DJ Stanhope shared a photo of the Quad blanketed in snow

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By LuAnn Hunt

Beautiful photos after the snow storm

http://web.photodex.com/view/mmag82x4/?watch-mmag82x4


 

By Jona Cumani ’17

Sweet Briar in the snow – so beautiful

https://www.facebook.com/jona.cumani.7/videos/448425325282196/?theater


 

And more photos of Sweet Briar college by Lydia Fleck ’18, Kollin Kirven ’18, Mariah Miller ’16, Leah Haes, Shelby Benny ’19, Anne Meyer, Madison Harpham, Brittany Agee, and Katie Leaver

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Denise Montgomery posted this absolutely fabulous video of Sweet Briar’s May Day in the 1920’s.  This is a MUST WATCH

And more news from 1956 with commencement and ground breaking of Dew dormitory.


By David Richards

Download this fabulous photo book of Sweet Briar on your Kindle today -FOR FREE

http://www.amazon.com/Sweet-Briar-College-Photo-Journal-ebook/dp/B01AKA4JVK/ref=tmm_kin_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid&sr

LIBERAL ARTS

University of King’s College starts summer camp for teens

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/nova-scotia/kings-college-humanities-for-young-people-1.3417003


Survey highlights provosts’ concern over liberal arts, financials

http://www.educationdive.com/news/survey-highlights-provosts-concern-over-liberal-arts-financials/412650/


 

Wesleyan University president to speak on value of liberal arts

http://www.myeasternshoremd.com/community/kent_county/news/article_53c05690-8fc1-5b17-892f-81eb76bdbfe8.html


 

For higher education, do as elites do, not as they say

http://michiganradio.org/post/higher-education-do-elites-do-not-they-say#stream/0


Feeding English Majors in the 21st Century

http://chronicle.com/article/Feeding-English-Majors-in-the/235042


Fort Lewis College Strategic Planning Session: STEM or Liberal Arts?

https://www.theindyonline.com/News/ArtMID/17611/ArticleID/1147966/Fort-Lewis-College-Strategic-Planning-Session-STEM-or-Liberal-Arts.aspx


Liberal arts curriculum at Emerson is crucial

http://www.berkeleybeacon.com/opinion/2016/1/28/liberal-arts-curriculum-at-emerson-is-crucial


 

Florida’s leaders wrong about liberal arts

http://www.miamiherald.com/opinion/op-ed/article57170613.html


There’s a lot we’re not learning when we try to learn online

There’s a lot we’re not learning when we try to learn online


 

Digital Companies Need More Liberal Arts Majors

https://hbr.org/2016/01/digital-companies-need-more-liberal-arts-majors


Faculty Seminar: Liberal Arts Education and Our Planet

https://frontpage.gcsu.edu/announcement/faculty-seminar-liberal-arts-education-and-our-planet


Beyond the Paper screen / In changing times, liberal arts education remains relevant

http://the-japan-news.com/news/article/0002697474


STEM

“Undergraduate Women in Physics” Conference Offers Networking Opportunities

http://wesleyanargus.com/2016/01/26/undergraduate-women-in-physics-conference-offers-networking-opportunities/


 

Stimulating young minds with STEM

http://www.hibbingmn.com/news/local/stimulating-young-minds-with-stem/article_b8a81c8a-c23a-11e5-b097-13031e99b718.html


 

Bett 2016: Gender roles should be removed, and not just in Stem

http://www.computerweekly.com/news/4500271564/Bett-2016-Gender-roles-should-be-removed-and-not-just-in-Stem


Crescent City school briefs for Jan.27, 2016

http://www.theneworleansadvocate.com/community/crescentcity/14585921-178/crescent-city-school-briefs-for-jan-27-2016


A-level results show growing interest in STEM

http://www.herald.co.zw/a-level-results-show-growing-interest-in-stem-subjects/s


Engineering an engineering education

http://www.udel.edu/udaily/2016/jan/engineering-education-012716.html


 

Future of Education Technoloy Conference Attendees Receive Inspiration Tools, and Strategies.

https://www.google.com/url?rct=j&sa=t&url=http://www.pressreleaserocket.net/future-of-education-technology-conference-attendees-receive-inspiration-tools-and-strategies-from-top-leaders/400760/&ct=ga&cd=CAAYAjIaNTgxMDk5NjJjNDhjYzU1YTpjb206ZW46VVM&usg=AFQjCNF23uLH4vt3DU0o1hlyk03cJe9uTw


Ben Howlett leads debate on increasing diversity in STEM careers

http://www.bathecho.co.uk/news/politics/ben-howlett-leads-debate-on-increasing-diversity-in-stem-careers-65400/


 

Women tech entrepreneurs take root with Dubai’s Stem hackathon

http://www.thenational.ae/business/the-life/women-tech-entrepreneurs-take-root-with-dubais-stem-hackathon


From Graduation to Liftoff: How One Grad Launched Eleven Spacecraft

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/carol-j-carter/from-graduation-to-liftof_b_9068000.html


ASSOCIATION, UNIVERSITY ALLIANCE AIMS TO BOOST WOMEN’S LEADERSHIP SKILLS

http://associationsnow.com/2016/01/association-university-alliance-aims-to-boost-womens-leadership-skills/


Inspiring the next generation of women in techhttp://techcitynews.com/2016/01/26/inspiring-the-next-generation-of-women-in-tech/


Women in Energy: Securing America’s Energy Future Through STEMhttp://www.pennenergy.com/articles/pennenergy/2016/01/pennenergy-exclusive-securing-america-s-energy-future-through-stem.html


Keeping the stats on Connie Borrorhttps://asunow.asu.edu/20160126-arizona-impact-asu-math-professor-first-woman-win-award


PROGRESSIVE POLICIES TO IMPROVE THE GENDER BALANCE IN SCIENTIFIC RESEARCHhttp://www.euroscientist.com/progressive-policies-to-improve-the-gender-balance-in-scientific-research/


Female professors speak about science careershttp://williamsrecord.com/2016/01/27/female-professors-speak-about-science-careers/


Women’s Forum hosted by Assemblymember Doddhttp://www.davisvanguard.org/2016/01/womens-forum-hosted-by-assemblymember-dodd/


Crystal Lake Dist. 155’s STEM conference for girls onlyhttp://www.dailyherald.com/article/20160127/news/160129047/


GM wants to help women engineers get back to work
and

For Women Entrepreneurs Raising Money, It’s Good to Be in New York or Los Angeles

Dodd hosts women’s forum at UC Davishttp://www.davisenterprise.com/local-news/dodd-hosts-womens-forum-at-uc-davis/


STEM champion looks to help girls of color

http://www.nonpareilonline.com/news/local/lecture-targets-women-interested-in-stem-careers/article_24448d46-2244-5764-976a-9198ecdd88d8.html


Share of Women in STEM fields not representative of potentialhttp://wbj.pl/share-of-women-in-stem-fields-not-representative-of-potential/


FEMALE CELEBS WHO STUDIED STEM SUBJECTS (AND WHY YOU SHOULD THINK ABOUT DOING THE SAME)http://www.sugarscape.com/celebs/a1086298/girls-in-stem-the-female-celebs-who-took-science/


Girls in Stem: A movement launched on Tyneside that is changing the worldhttp://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/business/business-opinion/girls-stem-movement-launched-tyneside-10804809


Girls in STEM: These figures show why we need more women in science, tech, engineering and mathshttp://www.ibtimes.co.uk/girls-stem-these-figures-show-why-we-need-more-women-science-tech-engineering-maths-1540590


Event shows girls why they are essential to progress in STEMhttps://www.siliconrepublic.com/portfolio/2016/01/29/girls-in-stem-event-accenture-dublin


A programming parityhttp://yaledailynews.com/blog/2016/01/29/a-programming-parity/


Aoibhinn Ní Shúilleabháin on changing perceptions around STEMhttps://www.siliconrepublic.com/discovery/2016/01/29/aoibhinn-ni-shuilleabhain-stem


Educationists hail STEMhttp://www.chronicle.co.zw/educationists-hail-stem/


Students explore STEM fieldshttp://www.idahopress.com/members/students-explore-stem-fields/article_8ed0e625-b486-5745-98b6-8c6dfdf5c327.html


 

STUDENT RECRUITMENT

Recruiting Column: Want to play in college? Answer these 3 questions

Recruiting Column: Want to play in college? Answer these 3 questions


Study reveals stark contrast in trust of recruiters by region

http://thepienews.com/news/survey-reveals-stark-contrast/


Applications flow in for ‘free’ community college

http://www.bendbulletin.com/localstate/3933066-151/applications-flow-in-for-free-community-college#


Could China’s economy impact American universities?

http://www.purdueexponent.org/features/article_bc2d014f-da20-5694-be77-dbfe512eb293.html


The Strange Rituals of Silicon Valley Intern Recruiting

http://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2016/01/silicon-valley-tech-interns-recruiting/426795/


Verbatim: JPMorgan Chase grant to benefit local companies with employee-focused business program

http://www.journalgazette.net/blog/the-scoop/Verbatim–JPMorgan-Chase-grant-to-benefit-local-companies-with-employee-focused-business-program-11134755


Spring 2016 semester kicks off at BU, SUNY Broome

http://www.pressconnects.com/story/news/2016/01/25/spring-2016-semester-kicks-off-bu-suny-broome/79302670/


MUN’s undergrad continues to drop, grad student numbers go up

http://themuse.ca/2016/01/25/muns-undergrad-continues-to-drop-grad-student-numbers-go-up/


U.S. files suit against DeVry University, alleging students were misled

http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-devry-ftc-20160127-story.html

and

https://www.inverse.com/article/10687-suit-no-a-degree-from-devry-university-won-t-get-you-a-job-in-six-months


Minority acceptances up 643% at Wayne State medical school

http://www.crainsdetroit.com/article/20160128/NEWS/160129820/wayne-state-medical-school-expects-higher-minority-student-enrollment


New policy, free college for high schoolers

http://hccegalitarian.com/3676/community/new-policy-free-college-for-high-schoolers/


6 Ways To Boost Student Employee Happiness

http://jobs.uloop.com/news/view.php/187435/6-Ways-To-Boost-Student-Employee-Happiness


Number of overseas students in Taiwan tops 110,000 in 2015

http://focustaiwan.tw/news/aedu/201601300011.aspx


Ma urges NHI for Chinese students

http://www.taipeitimes.com/News/taiwan/archives/2016/01/30/2003638418


UO minority students frustrated, impatient with slow pace of change

http://registerguard.com/rg/news/local/34006740-75/uo-minority-students-frustrated-impatient-with-slow-pace-of-change.html.csp

 

 

College Finances

 

Barnard College Receives Largest Combined Gift in 126-Year History

http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/barnard-college-receives-largest-combined-gift-in-126-year-history-300211303.html

 

 

Women in Higher Educations

A Look Back: Saint Mary’s College grows

http://www.southbendtribune.com/news/local/history/a-look-back-saint-mary-s-college-grows/article_0cd23e69-34ff-5439-9ab7-f7aee102a0ee.html


Female college coaches can do it all

http://www.theloquitur.com/female-college-coaches-can-do-it-all/


Pepperdine Center for Women in Leadership Announces Conference for Women Leaders in Higher Education

http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20160125006350/en/Pepperdine-Center-Women-Leadership-Announces-Conference-Women


Melbourne University gender policy a ‘small win’ for women

http://www.theaustralian.com.au/higher-education/melbourne-university-gender-policy-a-small-win-for-women/news-story/92313f10ac5a0a92e297b5bdf397bbdc


Waging war in the name of women

https://socialistworker.co.uk/art/42064/Waging+war+in+the+name+of+women


Five ways to improve leadership in universities

http://www.theguardian.com/higher-education-network/2016/jan/27/five-ways-to-improve-leadership-in-universities


Updated data shows minimal progress toward gender parity in higher ed

http://www.educationdive.com/news/updated-data-shows-minimal-progress-toward-gender-parity-in-higher-ed/412932/


Women’s Empowerment Will Accelerate Kenya’s Economic Prosperity

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/ambassador-amina-mohamed/kenya-and-ethiopia-a-cros_b_8915126.html


Sonoma State’s Ruben Armiñana says Latinos to comprise next ‘revolution’ in higher education

http://www.pressdemocrat.com/news/5149283-181/sonoma-states-ruben-armi%C3%B1ana-says?artslide=0

 

OTHER

Bill supported by Scott Walker would increase ’emergency’ aid to college students

http://host.madison.com/wsj/news/local/education/university/bill-supported-by-scott-walker-would-increase-emergency-aid-to/article_e30d7421-824b-55d2-9911-a69359d2b574.html


Legislators push for free tuition at community, technical colleges

http://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/politics/legislastors-push-for-free-tuition-at-community-technical-colleges/


Enrollment continues to fall

http://aztecpressonline.com/2016/01/25884/


New Study Shows College Students Are Overwhelmingly Biased Against Female Professors

http://www.seventeen.com/life/school/news/a37577/new-study-shows-college-students-are-overwhelmingly-biased-against-female-professors/


Saints and satyrs of the liberal arts

http://themedium.ca/arts/saints-and-satyrs-of-the-liberal-arts


Chancellor says NDSU president should have flown in coach

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2016/jan/26/chancellor-says-ndsu-president-should-have-flown-i/


WT, A&M partner on vet school pipeline

http://lubbockonline.com/filed-online/2016-01-29/wt-am-partner-vet-school-pipeline#.VqxC8fkrLIU


Notre Dame responds to Harvard education report

http://ndsmcobserver.com/2016/01/notre-dame-responds-to-harvard-education-report/


Student diversity increased by 13 percent at OU’s education college

http://www.athensmessenger.com/news/student-diversity-increased-by-percent-at-ou-s-education-college/article_91d518ad-6c25-5b84-a68c-97368331064d.html


Coalition of College Libraries, including Bowdoin, Launches New Press

http://community.bowdoin.edu/news/2016/01/bowdoin-library-with-broad-coalition-launches-new-press/


Top-ranked liberal arts college is dropping a mascot students said was racist

http://www.businessinsider.com.au/amherst-college-drop-racist-mascot-of-lord-jeffrey-2016-1


South African Mayor Offers College Scholarships to Women—If They’re Virgins

http://www.takepart.com/article/2016/01/24/south-africa-virgin-scholarshi

and

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/wires/reuters/article-3416100/South-Africa-policing-womens-bodies-bursaries-virgins–activist.html


UCSB Students Protest U.S. Customs and Border Protection Booth at Student Fair

http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2016/01/29/ucsb-students-protest-u-s-customs-and-border-protection-booth-at-student-fair/


The Number Of College Students Seeking Mental Health Treatment Is Growing Rapidly

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/college-students-mental-health-treatment_us_5696a1dde4b0ce496422e8f1


 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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Vixen Watch for January 30th, 2016

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