VIXEN WATCH FOR FEBRUARY 27, 2016

Dear Sweet Briar Alumnae,

Welcome to another edition of Vixen Watch which includes news and articles on Sweet Briar College, Liberal Arts, STEM, STEAM, College Finance, and more.

It has come to the attention of several alumnae that students feel bullied by a handful of alumnae through Facebook.  Prospective students who have joined several SBC Facebook pages which are NOT administered by the College are now shying away from the tone and dialogue displayed on these pages.  Anyone should know that this is, of course, counter- productive and will not help us convince prospective students to enroll in Sweet Briar. Sweet Briar College is still very much in the news.  Other colleges are looking up to us for what we, the alumnae, have done to save our alma mater. At this point we cannot allow ourselves to show any discord and must remain civil to each other. 

Congratulations are in order to Sweet Briar alumna Jill Steenhuis.  Her painting ‘Starry Night in Paris’ was selected for the cover of Art Galleries & Artists of the South. Read more about it in the ‘Sweet Briar News’section.

Two alumnae need your help.  

Sarah Betz Bucciero is asking alumnae to help fund the SBC scholarship in her son Carter’s honor and Anne Meyer is hoping to fund her trip to Europe as part of a history study program offered through Sweet Briar. Please scroll down to the ‘Vixens Helping Vixens’ section at the bottom of this edition for more information and please help them if you can.  Every little bit helps.   

There will be a number of celebrations on March 3. Please scroll down to the ‘Events’ section to see whether your area club is celebrating the event.  

Sweet Briar College will, of course, have festivities on March 3rd as well. More information on that is in the ‘Sweet Briar News’ section.

If you would like to have anything added to Vixen Watch or if you would like me to post an event, please sent your request to the comment box. 

SWEET BRIAR NEWS

Kirsten Garcia ’16 is requesting that Chemistry/BMB alumnae fill out the questionnaire in order to update their map.

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1YdyvUhOUqDym6_Y2oFzCJBFu_QgeNU5nlwz59VtU6g4/viewform?c=0&w=1


 

Sweet Briar alumna Brooke Linville honored as one of Idaho’s women of the year 2016

http://idahobusinessreview.com/2015/12/01/ibrs-50-women-of-the-year-inspire-awe-50-judges/

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Sweet Briar alumna Jill Steenhuis’ painting ‘Starry Night in Paris’ was selected for the cover of Art Galleries & Artists of the South

http://hosted-p0.vresp.com/1423647/fcfd334c5c/ARCHIVE


Sweet Briar students have resurrected the campus newspaper.  It is currently online

http://chronicle.sbc.edu/


Former NASA Astronaut Kathryn Thornton to Speak at Sweet Briar College for Wylie Program Engineer’s Dinner

http://sbc.edu/news/sweet-briars-wyllie-program-to-host-engineers-week-dinner/


Checking up..High -Scoring Hoopsters and Top Profs

http://www.newsadvance.com/opinion/editorials/checking-up-high-scoring-hoopsters-and-top-profs/article_e0270d76-d74c-11e5-930b-93457a56af4f.html


Sweet Briar honors Black History Month with Gospel Fest

http://www.wdbj7.com/news/local/sweet-briar-college-honors-black-history-month-with-gospel-fest/38115952


Business briefs for Feb.22, 2016

http://www.newsadvance.com/work_it_lynchburg/news/business-briefs-for-feb/article_6c6b9fa3-cd4a-5385-820f-cff1d861fea8.html


Civil rights exhibit opens at Sweet Briar

http://sbc.edu/news/civil-rights-exhibit-opens-at-sweet-briar/


Renowned Native American Hoop Dancer Comes to Sweet Briar

http://sbc.edu/news/renowned-native-american-hoop-dancer-comes-to-sweet-briar/

and

http://www.newsadvance.com/lifestyles/native-american-artist-kevin-locke-bringing-traditional-dance-storytelling-to/article_1ea76612-db13-11e5-af05-57087f2be09b.html


Want to reunite with your college friends?  Try this new app

http://www.richmond.com/news/article_90907b4a-114a-52aa-8821-d617a51840c4.html


Sexual violence expert shares story at SBC

http://sbc.edu/news/sexual-violence-expert-shares-story-at-sbc/


Sweet Briar College reflects, refocuses on anniversary

http://www.fredericksburg.com/news/va_md_dc/sweet-briar-college-reflects-refocuses-on-anniversary/article_90134590-9b03-5f38-8021-1f233a035056.html


Sweet Briar to mark anniversary of closure announcement

http://www.newsadvance.com/news/local/sweet-briar-to-mark-year-anniversary-of-closure-announcement/article_a53ec3c7-020d-50c6-8f74-2317ebafce4f.html


Video: Sweet Briar picks up the pieces

http://chronicle.com/article/Video-Sweet-Briar-Picks-Up/235360


09 grad co-authors journal’s 2015 outstanding paper

http://sbc.edu/news/09-grad-co-authors-journals-outstanding-paper-2015/


Five things to know about financial aid

http://sbc.edu/news/five-things-to-know-about-financial-aid/


Sweet Briar steps up academic outreach

http://www.roanoke.com/news/education/higher_education/sweet-briar-steps-up-academic-outreach/article_66dfb993-65a1-50fe-add3-abf331b99c82.html


A message from President Stone in regards to March 3 celebrations

Dear Sweet Briar faculty, staff and students,

To commemorate the first anniversary of the closing announcement, all faculty, staff and students are invited to a private service of reflection and renewal at 11 a.m. Thursday, March 3, in Memorial Chapel.

Immediately following the service, there will be a ceremonial planting and dedication of a new Sweet Briar Rose Garden, between Gray and Pannell. The tower bells will ring at approximately 11:50, after which the community is invited to a celebratory lunch in Prothro. Alumnae are invited to join in the outdoor ceremonies and lunch at Prothro.

March 3 also has been designated a Day of Giving — an extra push toward the Next is Now campaign to raise $30 million by June 30 for the Sweet Briar Fund, the College’s annual giving fund. Everyone’s help is needed to reach this important goal. For more information, please see the Next is Now brochure. Click here to donate to the Sweet Briar Fund.

The College community also is celebrating Sweet Briar Forever Month throughout March with a series of events and observances to reflect on what we have endured, but more importantly, to look forward to a bright future. To help create some buzz, all are encouraged to post favorite Sweet Briar photos to social media using the hashtag #SweetBriarForever.

More information on Sweet Briar Forever Month happenings is available here.

Phillip C. Stone

President

Sweet Briar College

SUBMITTED BY MEMBERS OF THE SWEET BRIAR COMMUNITY

Posted on Facebook by Brooke Linville

I know lots of questions have been posted about Next is Now. If you didn’t get a mailer, there is a link in the graphic to see the full Case for Support. This helps show the path to sustainability and projected revenue sources.

To make a gift to Sweet Briar

sbc.edu/gift

To view full case for support

https://www.yumpu.com/en/document/view/54859394/annual-giving-case-for-support-next-is-now

next is now


Posted on Facebook by Jo Ann Kramer

Words of wisdom …. Nurturing alumnae … to the end of keeping them connected… not to the end of having them give. If the former is done well, the latter results.

http://alumnae.mtholyoke.edu/about/

http://alumnae.mtholyoke.edu/blog/2020-strategic-direction/


Posted on Facebook by Anne Bostain Legum

3 Leadership strategies I learned by being the only woman in the room

Posted on Facebook by Elena Quevedo
Don’t Turn Away From The Art Of Life

Posted on Facebook by Christina Hoy
International programs receive $1 million boost from Carole and Marcus Weinstein

LIBERAL ARTS

Teachers are using theatre and dance to teach math – and it’s working

https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/education/teachers-are-using-theater-and-dance-to-teach-math–and-its-working/2016/02/22/61f8dc0c-d68b-11e5-b195-2e29a4e13425_story.html


Computer science as liberal arts ‘enabler’

https://www.insidehighered.com/news/2016/02/23/liberal-arts-colleges-explore-interdisciplinary-pathways-computer-science


Recent research highlights the benefits of a liberal arts education

http://www.goodcall.com/news/recent-research-highlights-the-benefits-of-a-liberal-arts-education-04786


Examining the ‘useless liberal arts major’ myth

http://thestute.com/2016/02/26/examining-the-useless-liberal-arts-major-myth/


The debate over cutting liberal arts funding in favor of STEM

http://www.usnewsuniversitydirectory.com/articles/the-debate-over-cutting-liberal-arts-funding-in-fa_15459.aspx#.VtFNtpwrLIU


STEM and humanities should go hand in hand

http://www.laloyolan.com/opinion/stem-and-humanities-should-go-hand-in-hand/article_b32e75c7-1b46-52c7-b27c-90f8546f5e01.html


Understand STEM’s potential to include humanities and the arts

http://blogs.edweek.org/edweek/leadership_360/2016/02/understand_stems_potential_to_include_humanities_and_the_arts.html


 

Tom Eblen- Business leaders passionate in defense of liberal arts education

http://www.kentucky.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/tom-eblen/article61508677.html


 

Can America’s colleges teach civility outside the classroom?

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/dr-brian-c-mitchell/can-americas-colleges-tea_b_9292496.html


 

Ethics – The means and ends of liberal arts education

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/noah-s-leavitt/ethics–the-means-and-end_b_9292726.html


 

Liberal arts researcher uses technology to tell civil rights icon’s story

http://news.psu.edu/story/393704/2016/02/22/research/liberal-arts-researcher-uses-technology-tell-civil-rights-icon%E2%80%99s


 

Liberal arts hoping to attract more students by offering certificate

http://www.purdueexponent.org/campus/article_9c221347-0685-5e58-a670-1088f410bb07.html


 

Recent research highlights the benefits of a liberal arts education

http://www.goodcall.com/news/recent-research-highlights-the-benefits-of-a-liberal-arts-education-04786


 

How a liberal arts school drew in a big environmental gift

http://www.insidephilanthropy.com/home/2016/2/25/how-a-liberal-arts-school-drew-in-a-big-environmental-gift.html


 

Liberal arts and computer science hand in hand

https://www.edsurge.com/news/2016-02-26-liberal-arts-and-computer-science-hand-in-hand


 

Liberal arts – education to combat global citizenship and community engagement

http://businesswireindia.com/news/news-details/liberal-arts-education-combat-global-citizenship-community-engagement/47480

Degrees of separation

http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/3cc5d6b6-da81-11e5-98fd-06d75973fe09.html

A liberal education

http://yaleherald.com/op-eds/a-liberal-education/

Computer Science integrated into the liberal arts

http://www.usnewsuniversitydirectory.com/articles/computer-science-integrated-into-the-liberal-arts_15466.aspx#.VtG9DpwrLIU

 

 

 

STEM

A rising call to promote STEM education and cut Liberal Arts funding

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/02/22/business/a-rising-call-to-promote-stem-education-and-cut-liberal-arts-funding.html


Women’s association offers STEM conference for eighth grade girls

http://www.gazettes.com/news/women-s-association-offers-stem-conference-for-eighth-grade-girls/article_a8d11080-db41-11e5-a42b-8bc65c02ad37.html


‘Linkedln for students’ pairs with state firms to launch STEM initiative

http://upstatebusinessjournal.com/news/linkedin-for-students-pairs-with-state-firms-to-launch-stem-initiative/


Does Australia’s STEM problem start at the top?

https://independentaustralia.net/business/business-display/does-australias-stem-problem-start-from-the-top,8699


JCC Sledding ‘Snow’ Down teaches STEM lessons

http://www.oleantimesherald.com/news/jcc-sledding-snow-down-teaches-stem-lessons/article_fa11e200-d793-11e5-bf7a-27a4ce1212c1.html


Clemson program shows places for girls in STEM careers

http://www.independentmail.com/news/clemson-program-shows-places-for-girls-in-stem-careers-2c390c84-4c88-3709-e053-0100007fe0dc-369535161.html


Opinion – STEM skills aren’t just for STEM jobs

https://www.the74million.org/article/opinion-stem-skills-arent-just-for-stem-jobs


St. Louis’ STEM effort inspire kids with thought of flight

https://www.dvidshub.net/news/189572/st-louis-stem-efforts-inspire-kids-with-thoughts-flight#.VtEiT5wrLIU


How can we encourage more young people to study STEM subjects and pursue  careers in electronics and technology

http://www.newelectronics.co.uk/electronics-technology/how-can-we-encourage-more-young-people-to-study-stem-subjects-and-pursue-careers-in-electronics-and-technology/115868/


Organizations advocate for women in STEM

http://www.thepolypost.com/news/organizations-advocate-for-women-in-stem/article_aade9e22-d99f-11e5-8a14-638f5a12b390.html


Students, faculty discuss women in STEM

http://www.dailytoreador.com/news/students-faculty-discuss-women-in-stem/article_59ac5864-dabc-11e5-a24f-0f35f71d2a65.html


Why successful STEM innovators aren’t really like Silicon Valley titans

http://www.csmonitor.com/Technology/2016/0224/Why-successful-STEM-innovators-aren-t-really-like-Silicon-Valley-titans


Lee College awarded $750 K from Educate Texas for STEM degree accelerator project

http://www.thevindicator.com/news/article_3664edc8-db69-11e5-bbba-178a4b09a1d9.html


Understand STEM’s potential to include humanities and the arts

http://blogs.edweek.org/edweek/leadership_360/2016/02/understand_stems_potential_to_include_humanities_and_the_arts.html


Haris Corporation to promote STEM education and showcase innovative technologies at Florida’s capital

http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20160225005962/en/Harris-Corporation-Promote-STEM-Education-Showcase-Innovative


Organizations advocate for women in STEM

http://www.thepolypost.com/news/organizations-advocate-for-women-in-stem/article_aade9e22-d99f-11e5-8a14-638f5a12b390.html


Humanities and science unite in West Essex

http://www.newjerseyhills.com/the_progress/news/humanities-and-science-unite-in-west-essex/article_a3d9f739-9db4-596f-a0d2-d6eaf4c5a993.html


Honoring mentors for women in STEM

http://www.usnews.com/news/stem-solutions/photos/2016/02/25/honoring-mentors-for-women-in-stem


Unconscious bias in STEM poses challenges in female scientists

http://www.dailytexanonline.com/2016/02/19/unconscious-bias-in-stem-poses-challenges-for-female-scientists


 

Escalating gender bias can attract women into STEM

http://www.khaleejtimes.com/business/local/eradicating-gender-bias-can-attract-women-into-stem


 

Gender bias in the classroom is pushing women out of STEM programs

http://www.takepart.com/article/2016/02/20/gender-bias-classroom


 

Can you brain type explain the gender gap in STEM subjects and careers

http://www.ecnmag.com/news/2016/02/can-our-brain-type-explain-gender-gap-stem-subjects-and-careers


 

Ahead of the class, behind in the field

http://www.timesunion.com/womenatwork/article/Ahead-of-the-Class-Behind-in-the-Field-6842734.php


 

Men undervalue how smart their female classmates are, and overvalue their male peer

http://www.medicaldaily.com/college-men-implicit-bias-sexism-374584


 

Girls, start your robots as Trafalgar Castle School works on closing the science gender gap

http://www.durhamregion.com/opinion-story/6313727-girls-start-your-robots-as-trafalgar-castle-school-works-on-closing-the-science-gender-gap/


The world’s largest data company is tackling ‘the war on talent”

http://www.durhamregion.com/opinion-story/6313727-girls-start-your-robots-as-trafalgar-castle-school-works-on-closing-the-science-gender-gap/


Girls – where are they?  The lack of women in STEM fields

http://www.unlvrebelyell.com/2016/02/22/girls-where-are-they-the-lack-of-women-in-stem-fields/


How ‘The Sims’ and Amy Poehler are helping close the STEM gender gab.

http://www.idigitaltimes.com/how-sims-and-amy-poehler-are-helping-close-stem-gender-gap-515057


Google women in STEM – Internet security team

https://www.seroundtable.com/photos/google-zurich-women-in-stem-21657.html


Girls and STEM why so much chatter

http://fox13now.com/2016/02/22/girls-and-stem-why-so-much-chatter/


Engineering events focus on women, girls

http://qctimes.com/news/local/education/engineering-events-focus-on-women-girls/article_fa460966-46c5-5739-8104-d7f61568ce0f.html


Tomorrow’s STEM and Data Leaders – breaking the gender barrier

http://www.information-management.com/blogs/big-data-analytics/tomorrows-stem-and-data-leaders-breaking-the-gender-barrier-10028322-1.html


Kettering University graduate and NASA engineer encourages women to pursue STEM passion

https://my.kettering.edu/news/kettering-university-graduate-and-nasa-engineer-encourages-women-pursue-stem-passions


Our nation’s need for “Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day”

http://www.business2community.com/leadership/nations-need-introduce-girl-engineering-day-01464382


Young women learn that not even sky is limit in STEM careers

http://www.chicagotribune.com/bluesky/originals/ct-young-women-space-education-bsi-20160223-story.html


21 inspiring tech leaders with one great thing in common

https://www.siliconrepublic.com/companies/2016/02/24/inspiring-tech-leaders-ireland


Rebecca Minkow to visit  college  campuses, hosts hackathon

http://www.racked.com/2016/2/24/11105520/rebecca-minkoff-intel-partnership


Where are the mothers in academic science?

http://newbostonpost.com/2016/02/24/where-are-the-mothers-in-academic-science/


Inspiring girls to explore STEM: Celebrating engineers week & Girl Day

http://www.delawareonline.com/story/opinion/contributors/2016/02/24/inspiring-girls-explore-stem-girls-inc-delaware-celebrates-engineers-week-girl-day/80857948/


Messengers for success

http://www.news.ucsb.edu/2016/016507/messengers-success


5 success stories to show girls the power of engineering

http://www.bizjournals.com/bizwomen/news/profiles-strategies/2016/02/for-national-engineering-week-here-are-5-success.html


Women should also be driving the STEM economy

http://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/news/2016/feb/25/girls-stem-engineering/


Bridging the gap – Raytheon’s ‘Girl Day’  encourages females to pursue STEM

http://www.dailybreeze.com/science/20160225/bridging-the-gap-raytheons-girl-day-encourages-females-to-pursue-stem-careers


Girl Code – The Case For Women in Engineering

http://www.uloop.com/news/view.php/190386/Girl-Code-The-Case-For-Women-In-Engineering


National Science Foundation Launches Million- Dollar Initiative To Improve Diversity in STEM

http://thinkprogress.org/health/2016/02/26/3753469/nsf-announces-ambitious-diversity-program/


A rising call to promote STEM education and cut Liberal Arts funding

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/02/22/business/a-rising-call-to-promote-stem-education-and-cut-liberal-arts-funding.html


Under secretary Ted Mitchell to encourage diversity in STEM fields

http://www.ed.gov/news/media-advisories/under-secretary-ted-mitchell-encourage-diversity-stem-fields


 

 

National Science Foundation launches million dollar initiative to improve diversity in STEM

http://thinkprogress.org/health/2016/02/26/3753469/nsf-announces-ambitious-diversity-program/


 

WiCipedia: Lessons Learned from DC to Dubai

http://www.lightreading.com/business-employment/women-in-comms/wicipedia-lessons-learned-from-dc-to-dubai-/a/d-id/721412


 

Ambassador Russel announces new APEC initiative to advance women and girls in STEM fields

http://yumanewsnow.com/index.php/news/latest-news/4226-ambassador-russell-announces-new-apec-initiatives-to-advance-women-and-girls-in-stem-fields


Science contest to get girls interested in STEM award first prize to …….a boy

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2016/02/27/edfs_science_competition/

and

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/12175757/edf-energy-pretty-curious-competition-stem-science.html


 

 

 

STEAM

Aspen Science Center STEAM room opens at Crystal Palace

http://www.aspentimes.com/news/20694544-113/aspen-science-center-steam-room-opens-at-crystal


STEM gets steamy

http://www.eetimes.com/author.asp?section_id=216&doc_id=1329039


STUDENT RECRUITMENT

University communications explores new avenues for student recruitment

http://www.dailynebraskan.com/news/university-communications-explores-new-avenues-for-student-recruitment/article_d0b41ba4-d6b6-11e5-bf3c-ef7e391e5d3e.html


5 best practices for recruiting students with disabilities

http://jobs.uloop.com/news/view.php/190546/5-Best-Practices-For-Recruiting-Students-With-Disabilities


 

10 tips for recruiting diverse students

http://www.ecampusnews.com/technologies/recruiting-diverse-students-279/


 

 

COLLEGE FINANCES

How low income students are fitting in at elite colleges

http://www.theatlantic.com/education/archive/2016/02/the-rise-of-first-generation-college-students/470664/


Pell grants go unclaimed

http://www.newsrecord.org/news/pell-grants-go-unclaimed/article_17cb250a-db67-11e5-92ce-cb1d5ebee25f.html


College students fear the worst as Illinois budget crisis wipes out higher education funding, MAP grants

http://www.rebootillinois.com/2016/02/25/editors-picks/elena-sakopoulos/college-students-fear-the-worst-as-illinois-budget-crisis-wipes-out-higher-education-funding-map-grants/53553/


STudents rally in Frankfort against Bevin’s cuts to higher education

http://www.kykernel.com/news/students-rally-in-frankfort-against-bevin-s-cuts-to-higher/article_47402be0-dc35-11e5-a698-0ba276401095.html


 

Slovik – college students should sue the state of MAP grants

http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/daily-southtown/opinion/ct-sta-slowik-map-grants-st-0228-20160226-story.html


AGRICULTURE, SUSTAINABLILTY AND HIGHER EDUCATION

Union FFA alumni to celebrate FFA week

http://www.emissourian.com/union-ffa-alumni-to-celebrate-ffa-week/article_e20494f5-4392-5c4f-81a9-a2da19b78968.html


UMR’s refined recruitment pays off

http://www.postbulletin.com/news/local/umr-s-refined-recruitment-pays-off/article_4bbd8084-e911-5277-91ad-c5eab99f3a2c.html


Harvard admissions report recommends changes already found a catholic colleges

http://www.cardinalnewmansociety.org/CatholicEducationDaily/DetailsPage/tabid/102/ArticleID/4707/Harvard-Admissions-Report-Recommends-Changes-Already-Found-at-Many-Catholic-Colleges.aspx


Despite current deficit, Taylor projects positive change with 2020 plan

http://www.theloquitur.com/despite-current-deficit-taylor-projects-positive-change-with-2020-plan/#.VtEZ8JwrLIU


NMSU’s fall applications increase by double – digits for second consecutive year

http://newscenter.nmsu.edu/Articles/view/11716/nmsu-s-fall-applications-increase-by-double-digits-for-second-consecutive-year


College’s hunt for students come to 41st

http://www.argusleader.com/story/news/2016/02/25/black-hills-state-expands-recruiting-sioux-falls/80808574/


At Hampshire College sustainability efforts reach new level

https://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/2016/02/20/hampshire-college-sustainability-efforts-reach-new-level/GZNOj27sHcdGxhWAia9fCJ/story.html


Ithaca College Solar Project Frequently Asked Questions

http://www.ithaca.edu/news/releases/ithaca-college-solar-project-frequently-asked-questions-faq-40988/#.VtEshJwrLIU


Solar panels to meet 10 percent of Ithaca College’s energy needs’

https://theithacan.org/news/solar-panels-to-meet-10-percent-of-ithaca-colleges-energy-needs/


The 25 best colleges for students who want to change the world

http://www.sj-r.com/article/ZZ/20160224/BUSINESS/302249938/13206/BUSINESS


Conference addresses sustainability on campus

http://thebrownandwhite.com/2016/02/25/sustainability_efforts_evident_in_lehigh_valley/

WOMEN IN HIGHER EDUCATION

Persistent gender bias exists in college classrooms, study finds

http://www.scpr.org/programs/airtalk/2016/02/22/46570/persistent-gender-bias-found-in-college-classrooms/


In Memoriam – Joann Cohoon, advocate for women in computing and IT

https://news.virginia.edu/content/memoriam-joanne-cohoon-advocate-women-computing-and-it


 

Afghan girls mourn lost education

https://iwpr.net/global-voices/afghan-girls-mourn-lost-education


OTHER

Sister Act

http://www.thecrimson.com/article/2016/2/25/sister-act/


Women in politics: College edition – Stanford University

http://www.msnbc.com/msnbc/women-politics-college-edition-stanford-university


 

UNH Historian Pens Book on Women’s Quest for the American Presidency

http://newswise.com/articles/unh-historian-pens-book-on-women-s-quest-for-the-american-presidency


In college endowment returns, David beats Goliaths

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/02/26/business/in-college-endowment-returns-davids-beat-the-goliaths.html


Equestrian club takes stereotypes by the reins

http://miscellanynews.org/2016/02/24/features/equestrian-club-takes-stereotypes-by-the-reins/


Bevin education losers – women, blacks

http://www.kentucky.com/opinion/letters-to-the-editor/article62056272.html


 

7 badass women you didn’t learn about in history class

http://www.bustle.com/articles/143647-7-badass-women-you-didnt-

learn-about-in-history-class


 

Where the boys aren’t – A look at the ration of males to females on campus

http://newbostonpost.com/2016/02/26/where-the-boys-arent/


 

The New York Times features university with LDS ties in article about college endowments

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865648765/The-New-York-Times-features-university-with-LDS-ties-in-article-about-college-endowments.html?pg=all

 

EVENTS

If you live in South Florida or just visit the Sunshine State, please stop by Morton’s Steakhouse in Boca Raton for Happy Hour on March 3, 2016 between 4:45 PM and 6:30 PM  to commemorate the anniversary of the day we all became activists to save Sweet Briar College.  

The Small Bites Menu offers items for around $7.  Specially priced drinks are offered during Happy Hour.  

Morton’s Steakhouse is located at 5050 Town Center Circle, Boca Raton, FL 33486.  

Valet parking is available for $3 and free parking is available in front of the restaurant or in the parking garage around the back of the shopping mall. 

Please RSVP by February 29 

neheim@aol.com


On Thursday next week we will mark the one year anniversary of the fight to Save Sweet Briar. Join us as we mark that day with bell ringing and giving to continue our work in saving the college. Indiana Fletcher Williams left a legacy in Sweet Briar College, and we continue to carry the responsibility to protect that commitment to women’s education.

sbc.edu/gift

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VIXENS HELPING VIXENS

Sarah Betz Bucciero needs your help to fund the SBC scholarship in memory of her son Carter.

“Carter’s Scholarship Update: I officially learned today that there is approximately $20k in the scholarship and so I need to raise about $30k more to have it endowed at the $50k level. This scholarship will go to any student directly impacted by cancer (self, sibling, or parent). I will be donating all of my commissions from Rodan and Fields sales this year to the scholarship”

You can help Sarah by purchasing Rodan and Fields items from her.

https://bucciero.myrandf.com/Home.aspx


Anne Meyer needs your help to fund an educational trip through Europe as part of a history travel program offered by Sweet Briar.  Please click on the link below for more information on this amazing opportunity for Anne.

https://www.gofundme.com/tenehut8


Positive thoughts, prayers, and hugs are needed for Gwendolyn Hickey Babcock ’95 and her daughter Kaeden who is suffering from an undiagnosed brain disorder that triggers seizures often leading to respiratory arrest.  You may also donate to help out with the medical costs.

https://www.gofundme.com/kaeden?utm_source=internal&utm_medium=email&utm_content=cta_button&utm_campaign=upd_n


From John Edward Ashbrook in regards to his history class traveling to Europe this summer.

Hello everyone. I have some current students who want to attend my summer abroad course on the world wars and the Holocaust. We will be visiting battlefields in France, Belgium, Italy, and Poland, and Dachau, Majdanek, and Auschwitz between June 6 and July 3. The problem is lack of funding. I suggested they speak with the financial aid office first. But if they cannot get funding in that way, does anyone in this group have suggestions about how they could raise the money by March 10 or so? The trip per student is $3000. Airfare is separate but running about $1200. SBC alumna and friends pay $3500. Any ideas or advice is much appreciated! Thanks, John Ashbrook, SBC HISTORY


 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 FEBRUARY 27, 2016

VIXEN WATCH FOR FEBRUARY 20,2016

WELCOME TO VIXEN WATCH, 

Below please find your weekend read which includes articles and news related to Sweet Briar College, Liberal Arts, STEM, and more.  

We are nearing the ‘Dooms Day’ anniversary in about 2 weeks.  For that reason the Sweet Briar community will have celebrations throughout the month of March.  Check out the ‘Sweet Briar News’ section for more information. 

SWEET BRIAR NEWS

March is Sweet Briar Forever Month

http://sbc.edu/news/march-is-sweet-briar-forever-month/


Sweet Briar’s Wyllie Program to host Engineers Week Dinner

http://sbc.edu/news/sweet-briars-wyllie-program-to-host-engineers-week-dinner/


Our View: Sweet Briar College – One Year Later

http://www.roanoke.com/opinion/editorials/our-view-sweet-briar-college-one-year-later/article_cb037f6a-bef2-5709-b4b1-71184af45c77.html


The continued importance of a single – sex education

http://newbostonpost.com/2016/02/15/the-continued-importance-of-single-sex-education/


Sweet Briar steps up academic outreach

http://www.newsadvance.com/news/local/sweet-briar-steps-up-academic-outreach/article_1d63936f-041b-5aa9-8b00-4bdc5e90f90c.html


Sweet Briar is back on the charts

http://www.bestcolleges.com/features/top-womens-colleges/


Senior Dance Concerts should have a lot to like

http://sbc.edu/news/senior-dance-concert-should-have-a-lot-to-like/


Business briefs for week of Feb. 15, 2016

http://www.newsadvance.com/work_it_lynchburg/news/business-briefs-for-week-of-feb/article_8be324b0-8a9a-5036-899f-155fa6d04af2.html


NPR host Lulu Miller returns to read at Sweet Briar

http://sbc.edu/news/npr-host-lulu-miller-returns-to-read-at-sweet-briar/


Local Professor Honored by State Council of Higher Education

http://www.newsadvance.com/news/local/local-professors-honored-by-state-council-of-higher-education/article_0bad54da-410d-52e1-a39f-324d2d72d4dc.html


Land Trust Alliance lauds Hutson for legislative push

http://sbc.edu/news/land-trust-alliance-lauds-hutson-for-legislative-push/


Environmental history, science and technology converge in lecture on George Washington

http://sbc.edu/news/environmental-history-science-and-technology-converge-in-lecture-on-george-washington/


 

‘August: Osage County’ finds humor in tough subject

http://sbc.edu/news/august-osage-county-finds-humor-in-tough-subject/


“Sweet Briar Day in Minnesota. It was 6 below zero but that didn’t stop us!! A small but mighty contingency. Love you all!!”

SUBMITTED BY MEMBERS OF THE SWEET BRIAR COMMUNITY

Posted on Facebook by Dawn Czaplicki Hutchison

Skyline teacher sets goals for leadership program (Congratulations to alumna Heidi Trudi)

http://www.nvdaily.com/news/2016/02/skyline-teacher-sets-goals-for-leadership-program/

LIBERAL ARTS

Top scholars attend Tamuq liberal arts conference

http://www.menafn.com/1094589042/Top-scholars-attend-Tamuq-liberal-arts-conference


With Faust, Conan discusses Liberal Arts, Comedy Career

http://www.thecrimson.com/article/2016/2/14/faust-conan-comedy-arts/


Attack on Liberal Arts

http://www.kentucky.com/opinion/letters-to-the-editor/article60141316.html


The quest for the liberal arts – The teacher becomes the student

http://nmpolitics.net/index/2016/02/the-quest-for-the-liberal-arts-the-teacher-becomes-the-student/


Requirements and scheduling hindering the liberal arts experience?

http://skidmorenews.com/new-blog/2016/2/15/requirements-and-scheduling-hindering-the-liberal-arts-experience


Maritime universities see plunging enrollment in humanities programs

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/nova-scotia/humanities-enrolment-maritime-universities-1.3445694


Brooks sees liberal arts as path to purpose

http://westfaironline.com/77610/brooks-sees-liberal-arts-as-path-to-purpose/


Liberal arts teaches critical thinking in life

http://www.orlandosentinel.com/opinion/os-ed-liberal-arts-education-importance-022016-20160219-story.html


World Insight: Banging the drum for liberal arts in East Asia

https://www.timeshighereducation.com/blog/world-insight-banging-drum-liberal-arts-east-asia


Professional ballerina turned liberal arts college student

http://www.piolog.com/2016/02/19/professional-ballerina-turned-liberal-arts-college-student/

STEM

Should computer education cover more than just coding?

http://www.scpr.org/news/2016/02/15/57571/should-computer-education-cover-more-than-just-cod/


Burges High School STEM program

http://www.kvia.com/news/burges-high-school-stem-program/37968082


NASA astronaut talks story about importance of STEM in aerospace education

http://khon2.com/2016/02/15/nasa-astronaut-talks-story-about-importance-of-stem-in-aerospace-education/


Lockheed Martin encourages Singapore girls into aerospace careers

http://www.ainonline.com/aviation-news/aerospace/2016-02-17/lockheed-martin-encourages-singapore-girls-aerospace-careers


Lee, Grassley, Reynolds push STEM at BHS

http://qctimes.com/news/local/education/lee-grassley-reynolds-push-stem-at-bhs/article_f55992fa-5f45-53ee-a2c5-00c4ff331a71.html


National Robotic Week Looks to Host More Events, Robot Enthusiast and STEM Educators Than Ever Before

http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/national-robotics-week-looks-to-host-more-events-robot-enthusiasts-and-stem-educators-than-ever-before-300222609.html


GitHub users find women’s code better than men’s – until they know who wrote it

http://www.bustle.com/articles/141667-github-users-find-womens-code-better-than-mens-until-they-know-who-wrote-it

and

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/wonk/wp/2016/02/18/the-stunning-difference-in-how-people-treat-female-coders-once-they-find-out-theyre-female/


Boys way more smarter than girls according to boys

http://wonkette.com/598883/boys-way-more-smarter-than-girls-according-to-boys


Unconscious bias in STEM poses challenges in female scientists

http://www.dailytexanonline.com/2016/02/19/unconscious-bias-in-stem-poses-challenges-for-female-scientists


‘Double Jeopardy’ Report shows gender bias against women of color in STEM’s alive and well

http://www.bustle.com/articles/142993-double-jeopardy-report-shows-gender-bias-against-women-of-color-in-stem-is-alive-and-well


1961 Charles Addams cartoon inspires belated Valentine to women pioneers of computing

https://www.siliconrepublic.com/innovation/2016/02/13/valentine-charles-addams-the-new-yorker-women-tech-pioneers


The gender gap just doesn’t add up

http://www.buryfreepress.co.uk/news/opinion/columnists/the-gender-gap-just-doesn-t-add-up-1-7213780


Women in STEM – colleges present career paths for women in science, technology, engineering, and math

http://www.northjersey.com/news/business/career-news/colleges-present-career-paths-for-women-in-science-technology-engineering-math-1.1511815


STEM fair sparks girls’ interest in science, tech

http://www.twcnews.com/tx/austin/news/2016/02/14/stem-fair-sparks-girls–interest-in-science–tech.html


Volunteer organization Stemettes launches career development app OtotheB

http://www.computerweekly.com/blogs/inspect-a-gadget/2016/02/volunteer-organisation-stemettes-launches-careers-development-app-ototheb.html


Accenture and Stemettes tackle lack of female role models with multi-city event

http://www.computerweekly.com/news/4500273094/Accenture-and-Stemettes-tackle-lack-of-female-role-models-with-multi-city-event


Culture study reveals gender differences in company culture as root cause of female attrition

http://news.sys-con.com/node/3678807


Soapbox science – bringing female scientists to the streets

http://www.labmate-online.com/articles/news-and-views/5/emily_bell_nathalie_pettorelli_seirian_sumner/soapbox_science_-bringing_female_scientists_to_the_streets/1998/


STEM matters for area girls

http://www.hudsonstarobserver.com/news/education/3946495-stem-matters-area-girls


The evolving media reaction to female astronauts

http://www.mnn.com/earth-matters/space/stories/evolving-media-reaction-female-astronauts


AAUW helps girls fund robotics team

http://www.columbiamissourian.com/from_readers/from-readers-aauw-helps-fund-girls-robotics-teams/article_2a75c230-d00b-11e5-88be-bf983f353cb9.html


What are the issues women in STEM face today?

http://www.wearethecity.com/what-are-the-issues-facing-women-in-stem-today/


STEM fields seeking more women and minorities

http://fox2now.com/2016/02/16/stem-fields-seeking-more-women-and-minorities/


STEM education – the era of leadership in disruptive science

http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/doina-oncel/stem-education-leadership_b_9231722.html


5 reasons the tech industry should welcome women

http://www.bustle.com/articles/142337-5-reasons-the-tech-industry-should-welcome-more-women


Drone flying hover board BARBIE is here

http://www.marketwatch.com/story/drone-flying-hoverboard-barbie-is-here-2016-02-16


‘Women in Science and Technology’ program succeeding at AWHS

http://braintree.wickedlocal.com/article/20160217/NEWS/160216486


Teen encourages girls to explore STEM fields

http://www.westfargopioneer.com/news/3949362-teen-encourages-girls-explore-stem-fields


The remarkably different answers men and women give when asked who’s the smartest in the class

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/wonk/wp/2016/02/16/the-remarkably-different-answers-men-and-women-give-when-asked-whos-the-smartest-in-the-class/

and

http://www.vox.com/2016/2/17/11030292/male-classmates-smarter-women-stem-sexism

and

http://www.bustle.com/articles/142620-male-biology-students-underestimate-female-peers-proving-that-people-arent-as-objective-as-science-aims-to

and

http://news.yahoo.com/men-think-other-male-classmates-183700921.html


XY Bias: How Male Biology Students See Their Female Peers

http://www.theatlantic.com/science/archive/2016/02/male-biology-students-underestimate-their-female-peers/462924/


The XY Factor – Women in the Tech Sector

http://www.wearethecity.com/the-xx-factor-women-and-the-tech-sector/


Q&A with award winning Canadian scientist about women in research

https://ca.news.yahoo.com/blogs/dailybrew/qa-with-award-winning-canadian-scientist-about-155542219.html


Clemson aims to shatter glass ceiling for women in engineering and science

http://newsstand.clemson.edu/mediarelations/clemson-aims-to-shatter-glass-ceiling-for-women-in-engineering-and-science/


Gulf Coast ADVANCE retreat brings together women in STEM

http://www.wdam.com/story/31254762/gulf-coast-advance-retreat-brings-together-women-in-stem


Why girls in STEM change majors

http://www.bizjournals.com/sanfrancisco/morning_call/2016/02/in-my-experience-why-girls-in-stem-change-majors.html


Google – women in STEM

https://www.seroundtable.com/photos/google-zurich-women-in-stem-21657.html


Women in STEM needed for new series at LSC-Kingwood

http://ourtribune.com/article.php?id=19749


Women around the world – this week

http://blogs.cfr.org/women-around-the-world/2016/02/19/women-around-the-world-this-week-23/


Coding is more important than Shakespeare

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2016/02/13/coding_is_more_important_than_shakespeare_says_vc_living_in_selfcontained_universe/


Pursuing careers in science – don’t be afraid to think small

http://thewellesleynews.com/2016/02/17/pursuing-careers-in-science-dont-be-afraid-to-think-small/


Will STEM education matter?

http://www.citizen-times.com/story/money/business/2016/02/19/investment-stem-education-makes-sense-even-if-research-doesnt-yet-say-so-experts-say/79519566/


SIUE heightens undergrad STEM research

http://www.theintelligencer.com/local_news/article_7150a372-d72d-11e5-950e-5f4c3a21ad88.html

STEAM

5 Ways BASIS Independent McLean will use STEAM to empower students

http://www.educationworld.com/a_news/stemchat-5-ways-basis-independent-mclean-will-use-steam-empower-students-1563572405


STEAM comes to Noho library

http://www.nohoartsdistrict.com/noho-news/item/3331-steam-comes-to-the-noho-library


Tokay HS STEAM Team finds the fun in science, math

http://www.kcra.com/news/tokay-hs-steam-team-finds-the-fun-in-science-math/38023356


Pinball class teaches STEAM, History, Culture and Manners

http://pacificpinball.org/articles/pinball-class-teaches-steam-history-culture-and-manners


Student entrepreneurs put STEAM concept to work

http://www.cincinnati.com/story/news/local/independence/2016/02/17/puppies-purpose/80520316/


Kirksville gearing up for STEAM summit

http://ktvo.com/news/local/kirksville-gearing-up-for-steam-summit


Stratford school highlights STEAM curriculum during engineers week

http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20160218006450/en/Stratford-School-Highlights-STEAM-Curriculum-Engineers-Week


STUDENT RECRUITMENT

JCJC enrollment continues to grow despite trend

http://www.hattiesburgamerican.com/story/news/education/jcjc/2016/02/13/jcjc-enrollment-continues-grow-despite-trends/80054292/


Fewer students more money – Students pay up for enrollment drop

http://www.columbiachronicle.com/campus/article_ed304bb0-d218-11e5-97f4-27d94318531a.html


Public Health School uses Instagram to attract potential students

http://www.gwhatchet.com/2016/02/15/public-health-school-uses-to-instagram-to-attract-potential-students/


New office helps assist a recent uptick in international students

http://temple-news.com/news/new-office-helps-assist-a-recent-uptick-in-international-students/


University of California selectively recruits Latino and black students

http://www.campusreform.org/?ID=7291


Purdue break all time record for fall applications

http://www.purdueexponent.org/campus/article_af1ecf49-2536-545e-af5f-21b701157f2d.html


Elite universities ‘going backwards’ on widening access

https://www.timeshighereducation.com/news/elite-universities-going-backwards-widening-access


Rigorous College Prep Program Recruiting Motivated Students

http://www.sfltimes.com/news/local/rigorous-college-prep-program-recruiting-motivated-students


University communications explores new avenues for student recruitment

http://www.dailynebraskan.com/news/university-communications-explores-new-avenues-for-student-recruitment/article_d0b41ba4-d6b6-11e5-bf3c-ef7e391e5d3e.html


PSU facing cuts, enrollment decline

http://www.pressrepublican.com/news/local_news/psu-facing-cuts-enrollment-decline/article_3d8f8eb3-a9c3-504e-adde-db7a135e0f72.html


UVM goes through rebranding to attract new students

http://www.wcax.com/story/31266825/uvm-goes-through-rebranding-to-attract-new-students

COLLEGE FINANCES

Elgin-area colleges frustrated by budget battle’s hold on grant funds

http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/elgin-courier-news/news/ct-ecn-map-grants-judson-ecc-st-0219-20160219-story.html


Students, officials demand a fix for MAP funding

http://www.pantagraph.com/news/local/education/students-officials-demand-a-fix-for-map-funding/article_39fb2ecc-a7c7-51d6-ab18-3a35b9c02ccf.html


Despite freeze college students urged to apply for aid

http://www.mywebtimes.com/news/local/despite-freeze-college-students-urged-to-apply-for-aid/article_8564b185-eb39-5f61-9ae8-40b3c5bbea2e.html


Senate Dems send MAP grant funding bill to Rauner, who has vowed to veto it

http://www.rebootillinois.com/2016/02/16/editors-picks/kevin-hoffmanrebootillinois-com/senate-dems-send-map-grant-funding-bill-to-rauner-who-has-vowed-to-veto-it/52962/


WV College Foundation sets goal to increase FAFSA completion

http://www.wvgazettemail.com/news/20160214/wv-college-foundation-sets-goal-to-increase-fafsa-completion


Colleges offer microgrants to help low-income students pay bills that can derail them

http://hechingerreport.org/colleges-offer-microgrants-to-help-low-income-students-pay-bills-that-can-derail-them/


Simpson Door employees receiving training through Grays Harbor College thanks to grant

http://www.kxro.com/simpson-door-employees-receiving-training-grays-harbor-college-thanks-grant/


Free community college plan revealed

http://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/news/2016/feb/18/free-community-college-plan/


House bill would nearly double state aid to Cecil College

http://www.cecildaily.com/news/local_news/article_b1284c51-6ac3-5b15-9206-14a50561d558.html


Sarah Lawrence College joins private college 529 plan, makes private college more affordable

http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/sarah-lawrence-college-joins-private-college-529-plan-makes-private-college-more-affordable-300219864.html


How seven donors teamed up to give a small liberal arts college a big shot in the arm

http://www.insidephilanthropy.com/home/2016/2/19/how-seven-donors-teamed-up-to-give-a-small-liberal-arts-coll.html


In the UK: Wigan and Leigh College receives apprenticeship funding boosts

http://www.leighjournal.co.uk/news/14266979.College_receives_apprenticeship_funding_boost/

AGRICULTURE AND HIGHER EDUCATION

Sen. Mike Nozzolio unveils Planting Seeds initiative for expanding state agriculture industrie (helping Cornell’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences)

http://www.fairport-erpost.com/article/20160217/NEWS/160219626



WOMEN IN HIGHER EDUCATION

Feb.18, 1891 :UNCG Becomes NC Chartered All-Female College

http://www.wfmynews2.com/story/news/local/2016/02/18/feb-18-1891-uncg-becomes-nc-chartered-all-female-college/80565184/


Student and Faculty Diversity Movement – Apart and Together

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/beth-mitchneck/student-and-faculty-diver_b_9220112.html


Women, overshadowed

http://news.harvard.edu/gazette/story/2016/02/women-in-mens-shadows/


Leading as a woman?

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/kristina-dipalo/leading-as-a-woman_b_9233470.html


VCCCD and the League of Women Voters to cosponsor forum on college readiness and affordability

http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/vcccd-and-the-league-of-women-voters-to-co-sponsor-forum-on-college-readiness-and-affordability-300221667.html


WKU to host women’s leadership conference

http://wkuherald.com/news/wku-to-host-women-s-leadership-conference/article_77e6643c-d5d5-11e5-997c-336124fd6c3b.html


Women’s history day 2016

http://www.touro.edu/news/featured/womens-history-day-2016.php


OTHER

The Tide Is Turning: High School Is Coming Back

http://reallearningct.com/2016/02/09/the-tide-is-turning-high-school-is-coming-back/


UNI minority student leader inspired by history

http://wcfcourier.com/news/local/uni-minority-student-leader-inspired-by-history/article_72cc170e-5d33-59c5-8b2c-7c46fb7167f1.html


Demand-supply gap explains lure of Russian medical degrees

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/home/education/news/Demand-supply-gap-explains-lure-of-Russian-medical-degrees/articleshow/51025469.cms?


Students Testify- For-profit Colleges Stole Our Futures

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/davidhalperin/students-testify-for-profit-colleges-stole-our-futures_b_9259934.html


When critics become professors

http://chronicle.com/article/When-Critics-Become/235267


Democratic stirrings in higher education

http://blogs.edweek.org/edweek/Bridging-Differences/2016/02/democratic_stirrings_in_higher.html


Scalia and higher ed

https://www.insidehighered.com/news/2016/02/15/scalias-record-higher-education-and-pending-affirmative-action-case


Women around the world this week

http://blogs.cfr.org/women-around-the-world/2016/02/19/women-around-the-world-this-week-23/


From the UK – University isn’t for men?  No one told me or my students

https://www.timeshighereducation.com/blog/university-isnt-men-no-one-told-me-or-my-students

EVENTS

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VIXENS HELPING VIXENS

Positive thoughts, prayers, and hugs are needed for Gwendolyn Hickey Babcock ’95 and her daughter Kaeden who is suffering from an undiagnosed brain disorder that triggers seizures often leading to respiratory arrest.  You may also donate to help out with the medical costs.

https://www.gofundme.com/kaeden?utm_source=internal&utm_medium=email&utm_content=cta_button&utm_campaign=upd_n


From John Edward Ashbrook in regards to his history class traveling to Europe this summer.

Hello everyone. I have some current students who want to attend my summer abroad course on the world wars and the Holocaust. We will be visiting battlefields in France, Belgium, Italy, and Poland, and Dachau, Majdanek, and Auschwitz between June 6 and July 3. The problem is lack of funding. I suggested they speak with the financial aid office first. But if they cannot get funding in that way, does anyone in this group have suggestions about how they could raise the money by March 10 or so? The trip per student is $3000. Airfare is separate but running about $1200. SBC alumna and friends pay $3500. Any ideas or advice is much appreciated! Thanks, John Ashbrook, SBC HISTORY


 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/

VIXEN WATCH FOR FEBRUARY 20,2016

VIXEN WATCH FOR FEBRUARY 13, 2016

 

WELCOME TO VIXEN WATCH,

 

Below please find your weekend read which includes articles and news related to Sweet Briar College, Liberal Arts, STEM, and more.  

 

If you know of any COLLEGE FAIR in your area, please consider representing Sweet Briar College.  Send an email to Marcia Thom Kaley and she will send you an alumnae admissions recruiting kit which includes banners and all the flyers and brochures you will need. mthomkaley@sbc.edu

 

You will find a summary of the last board meeting in the ‘Sweet Briar News’ section.

 

Don’t forget to cheer for the Sweet Briar Swim Team today especially if you are in the Greensboro, NC area.  They weDre off to a great start yesterday. More information below in the ‘Sweet Briar News’ section. 

 

How cool is this – you can now life stream Sweet Briar’s Radio at http://radio.securenetsystems.net/v5/briar927

 

SWEET BRIAR NEWS

Here is a summary of the latest board meeting:

Report from Board of Directors Meeting Feb. 4-6, 2016

The Sweet Briar College Board of Directors was on campus Thursday through Saturday, Feb. 4- 6, for a regularly scheduled meeting. At the request of the board, I am providing a summary of actions and activities related to the board meeting.

Town Hall Meeting:
Board Chair Teresa Pike Tomlinson asked that a “town hall meeting” be set up Friday afternoon to give members of the campus community, alumnae and friends, as well as the broader community, including government officials and other citizens from the region, an opportunity to hear information and ask questions about the College. Almost 200 people attended in person; about 300 watched via Internet during the meeting. It obviously was a great success and confirmed the value not only of providing information to the College’s friends and stakeholders, but also of affording opportunities to ask questions. The board intends to continue to solicit this kind of engagement.

Presentation from Alumnae Alliance Council:
Members of the Alumnae Alliance Council presented an impressive organizational plan for their work to support the College. The AAC continues the extraordinary work of the alumnae who saved the College and reflects the passionate commitment of the alumnae to continue their support of their alma mater.

Presentation by the Faculty Executive Committee:
The Faculty Executive Committee provided the board information about its structures and governance, shared its views on shared governance, and discussed the need to be involved in program development as we go forward.

Student Leadership Presentation:
Leaders of the Student Government Association outlined initiatives taken by the student body and its leadership this year and explained how student governance and organizations operate. They urged the board to permit students to participate in governance issues.

Presentation by Donna Barrett, SACSCOC:
As part of its commitment to continuing education and enhancement of governance effectiveness, the board heard a presentation from Donna Barrett, director of institutional finance, at the Council on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, the accrediting association for the 11 Southern states. She engaged the board in an informative conversation about accreditation requirements, particularly those related to finance, budgeting and resources.

Presentation by BDO, Independent Auditors:
Partners from the accounting firm of BDO, who performed the audit of last year’s finances (approved by the board in late December), reviewed their recommendations and suggestions for improvement in financial operations and activities. The president confirmed that all the changes would be made. As soon as the new chief financial officer is in place (March 1), he will address all the recommendations.

Action Items

-The board approved the recommendation of the president (following favorable recommendations from the faculty-elected Personnel Committee and the academic dean) to award tenure to Dr. Jeffrey A. Jones, a member of the faculty since 2012. Dr. Jones holds a Ph.D. from Florida State University. A scholar and distinguished composer, Professor Jones has developed an outstanding reputation, particularly in steel orchestra performances and compositions. He received enthusiastic endorsements for the three major components for tenure consideration: teaching, scholarship and service.

-Over several meetings, the board has been discussing a statement of the board’s values and core principles as it seeks to carry out its governance responsibilities. These are values and principles for the board itself. The board adopted a Statement of Core Principles and Strategic Directions.

-The board has also had discussions about standards of commitment and conduct for board members. At this meeting, it adopted the Sweet Briar College Board Member Statement of Commitment and Responsibilities.

-After hearing a report from its investment managers, Prime Buchholz, indicating that the College’s investment accounts had substantially mirrored market movements in recent months, the board approved the investment report as well as the Finance Committee’s recommendation to approve the proposed investment allocation policy.

-The board agreed that it intends to post the College’s bylaws on the website once they have been approved.
-Subject to any concerns that might be raised by the independent auditors who performed the College’s audit, the board plans to post the College’s audited financial statements on the website.

Reports:
In an effort to make the work of the board more efficient and to avoid the use of so much paper, the chair has made the meetings almost free of paper documents. Reports of committees and senior staff members are available to the board members electronically prior to the meetings or posted at the meetings. At the board meetings, the information is not repeated but the committee or staff person responds to questions generated by the reports. All of the College’s senior officers and most of the board committees made reports to the board. Some of the highlights from the reports are:

-Interim Vice President for Enrollment Management Steven Nape reported that total applications for the coming year have now gone over the 1,200 mark, establishing a new record for the College. The board had a good discussion about the potential yield, how the large number of applications might be converted to a significant number of entering students, the implications for financial aid and the quality of the applicants.
-Vice President for Finance Tom Connors reported that the College is performing better at this date than budgeted as far as expenses and we have not yet needed to take any of the authorized income from the endowment. He also set out the proposed calendar for constructing next year’s budget.
-Vice President for Alumnae Relations and Development Mary Pope Hutson provided detailed information about the Next Is Now initiative to raise $30 million this year. Reporting on recent trips to visit alumnae, she expressed confidence that we are off to a great start. She noted that she and the president would be traveling most of February and March to ask major donors to support the initiative. She also informed the board about how her team is working closely with the Alumnae Alliance Council in its work.
-Dean of the Faculty and Vice President for Academic Affairs Pam DeWeese reported on the status of searches and called attention to the significant number of former faculty members returning to the campus next year after being away because of the closing effort. She also reported on the development of evaluation procedures for faculty and staff and noted that the administration is already preparing for the regular fifth-year report to our accrediting agency, due in 2017.
-Vice President for Administration Nancyellen Keane reported on an initiative to recruit international students. She noted that conversations about recruiting Chinese students have progressed to the point that representatives of the sponsoring group have now visited the campus and have invited representatives of the College to visit China. That visit will take place at the end of February and will involve conversations with parents, government officials and educators, as well as visits to several high schools. The trip will include a reception for Sweet Briar alumnae and friends in the Beijing area. Keane also reported on activities for recruitment in India and other countries.
-The board’s Governance Committee led an ongoing discussion of some of the provisions for proposed bylaws for the College. Some of the discussion related to suggestions and requests made at the town hall meeting and in some of the presentations to the board for constituent representatives on the board. Concluding that more conversation and consideration were necessary, the board deferred further consideration of the bylaws.

Additional Notes:
The board welcomed three new members attending their first on-campus meeting:

-Marshalyn Yeargin-Allsopp ’68, developmental pediatrician and medical epidemiologist in the National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities (NCBDDD) at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta.
-O. Kenton McCartney, retired commercial banker, of Chapel Hill, NC.
-Frank W. Roach, CEO of Ferguson, the largest wholesale distributor of residential and commercial plumbing supplies and pipe, valves and fittings in the U.S., of Richmond, Va..

The members of the board worked incredibly hard on behalf of the College. The meeting last week was their 17th since governance changed seven months ago. While most of the meetings have been telephonic, even those meetings are often lengthy and intense. The board’s committees are also active and engaged. The commitment and engagement of these very busy, successful directors reflect the same passionate support for the renewal and strengthening of Sweet Briar College that was reflected in the miraculous work of the alumnae in saving the College. Board members, alumnae, faculty and staff, members of the Amherst/Lynchburg region and friends are all contributing toward our noble mission of guaranteeing that Sweet Briar College will educate young women in perpetuity.

Phillip C. Stone

President

http://sbc.edu/news/report-from-board-of-directors-meeting-feb-4-6-2016/


 

Listen to Sweet Briar Radio

http://radio.securenetsystems.net/v5/briar927


 

What you need to know about the past 7 days – Sweet Briar a year later

http://chronicle.com/article/The-Week-What-You-Need-to/235202


 

Comeback of the year at Sweet Briar

http://www.newsadvance.com/opinion/editorials/comeback-of-the-year-at-sweet-briar/article_d128f0f2-cea8-11e5-bd54-9328896faca0.html


 

The Efforts to Keep Sweet Briar College open will continue

Next is NOW

https://www.commentarymagazine.com/articles/the-university-we-need/


 

Alumna tapped to attend AATF future leaders program

http://sbc.edu/news/alumna-tapped-to-attend-aatf-future-leaders-program/


 

Women’s college seeks to rebrand

http://newbostonpost.com/2016/02/09/womens-colleges-seek-to-rebrand/


 

Sweet Briar president will give 41st consecutive Lincoln lecture

http://sbc.edu/news/sweet-briar-president-will-give-41st-consecutive-lincoln-lecture/


 

College to celebrate annual gospel fest

http://sbc.edu/news/college-to-celebrate-annual-gospel-fest/


SBC athletics adds two varsity sports

http://sbc.edu/news/sbc-athletics-adds-two-varsity-sports/


 

If you are in the Greensboro, NC area, please stop by the Aquatics Center on February 12 through 14 and cheer on the Sweet Briar swim team.

http://www.odaconline.com/tournament/winter/swim/admission


 

Eduvation Spotlight:  Hollins U’s President Gray raises women’s college’s profile

http://www.educationdive.com/news/eduvation-spotlight-hollins-us-president-gray-raises-womens-colleges-pr/413599/

 

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

 

Posted by Ellen Weintraub on Facebook

The University we need

https://www.commentarymagazine.com/articles/the-university-we-need/


Submitted by Deirdre Conley
Must see Sheryl Sandberg Ted Talk: Why We Have Too Few Women Leaders

 

Posted on Facebook by Gin Keller
Why Women in STEM Need To Become The New Normal

LIBERAL ARTS

Entrepreneur summit reaches students

http://www.wabash.edu/news/displaystory.cfm?news_ID=10718


 

Robert Bookwalter: Critics of liberal arts have it wrong

http://www.herald-dispatch.com/opinion/robert-bookwalter-critics-of-liberal-arts-have-it-wrong/article_3bad00b6-088e-5df9-aef0-daa88a53a5a8.html


 

Emerging issues forum panelists weigh in on liberal arts education

http://www.bizjournals.com/triangle/news/2016/02/08/2016-emerging-issues-forum-raleigh-nc.html


 

Conan O’Brien to discuss liberal arts education at Harvard

http://www.businessinsider.com/ap-conan-obrien-to-discuss-liberal-arts-education-at-harvard-2016-2

and

http://www.seattletimes.com/nation-world/conan-obrien-to-discuss-liberal-arts-education-at-harvard/

and

http://www.foxnews.com/us/2016/02/08/conan-obrien-to-discuss-liberal-arts-education-at-harvard.html

and

http://www.abc6.com/story/31168646/conan-obrien-to-talk-about-arts-education-at-harvard


 

The Ups and Downs of building and sustaining world class universities

https://www.insidehighered.com/blogs/world-view/ups-and-downs-building-and-sustaining-world-class-universities


 

The Civic Responsibility of Colleges

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/adam-weinberg/the-civic-responsibilitie_b_9194106.html


 

A new kind of higher education

http://news.psu.edu/story/392013/2016/02/10/impact/new-kind-higher-education


 

Etiquette the lost liberal art

http://www.hillsdalecollegian.com/2016/02/etiquette-the-lost-liberal-art/


 

Want to adapt to a complex world?  Get yourself some liberally educated officers

http://foreignpolicy.com/2016/02/11/want-to-adapt-to-a-complex-world-get-yourself-some-liberally-educated-officers/


 

The ‘American Phenomenon’ of liberal education

http://elm.washcoll.edu/index.php/2016/02/the-american-phenomenon-of-liberal-education/


 

College vs. Business Training:  What Do Employers Want?

http://knowledge.wharton.upenn.edu/article/college-vs-business-training-what-do-employers-want/


 

Medicine – the unsung liberal art?

http://www.reed.edu/reed_magazine/sallyportal/posts/2016/medicine-the-unsung-liberal-art.html


 

William C. ‘Will’ Dudley Elected Next President Of Washington And Lee University

http://www.thenews-gazette.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=3030:william-c-will-dudley-elected-next-president-of-washington-and-lee-university&catid=77:breaking-news&Itemid=395

and

http://www.virginiabusiness.com/news/article/washington-and-lee-names-new-president


 

Benefits of introducing more arts to campus

http://nique.net/opinions/2016/02/12/benefits-of-introducing-more-arts-to-campus/


 

Arts and Science faculty want Ohio State to admit more humanities majors

http://www.dispatch.com/content/stories/local/2016/02/12/arts-and-sciences-faculty-want-ohio-state-to-admit-more-humanities-majors.html


 

IWU’s new major takes interdisciplinary route to entrepreneurship

http://www.pantagraph.com/news/local/education/iwu-s-new-major-takes-interdisciplinary-route-to-entrepreneurship/article_0c38ce97-c14f-55bb-a4e7-97efa4113ea5.html


 

 

 

STEM

Women in Tech Q&A: Merel Theisen, Web Developer At Mendeley

http://www.shinyshiny.tv/2016/02/women-tech-qa-merel-theisen-web-developer-mendeley.html


 

Explorit: Insects inspire young engineers at Science Action Club

http://www.davisenterprise.com/local-news/news-columns/explorit-insects-inspire-young-engineers-at-science-action-club/


 

Four year high school STEM program now recruiting in Brockton

http://www.enterprisenews.com/article/20160209/NEWS/160206041


 

Students speak on imperfections in recent engineering complex expansion

http://www.kstatecollegian.com/2016/02/10/students-speak-on-imperfections-in-recent-engineering-complex-expansion/


 

Conant students win award at Hyperloop contest

http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20160210/news/160219999/


 

THINK Together and Caltech join forces to expand opportunities for low-income students, focused on science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM)

http://www.benzinga.com/pressreleases/16/02/p6224393/think-together-and-caltech-join-forces-to-expand-opportunities-for-low-


 

Importance of STEM on full display at MathCounts

http://www.wrdw.com/home/headlines/Importance-of-STEM-on-full-display-at-MathCounts-367934111.html


 

Robotic competition highlights STEM education

http://www.kgns.tv/home/headlines/Robotics-Competition-Highlights-STEM-Education-367946201.html


 

Guest Commentary: NWI schools making STEM strides

http://www.nwitimes.com/business/jobs-and-employment/workplace/guest-commentary-nwi-schools-making-stem-strides/article_607e4371-f395-5f08-b8e6-b2ceb353ea89.html


 

Turnbull to give preschoolers AU$8 m to build STEM skills

http://www.zdnet.com/article/turnbull-to-give-preschoolers-au8m-to-build-stem-skills/


 

Is a lack of self-belief pushing girls away from STEM?

http://www.itpro.co.uk/strategy/26006/is-a-lack-of-self-belief-pushing-girls-away-from-stem


 

Baltimore school cuts emissions, beefs up STEM Ed with solar power

https://thejournal.com/articles/2016/02/09/baltiimore-school-cuts-emissions-beefs-up-stem-ed-with-solar-power.aspx


 

STEM importance with Miss Vermont

http://www.mychamplainvalley.com/news/stem-importance-with-miss-vermont


 

Struggles of famous scientists inspire STEM students

http://www.upi.com/Science_News/2016/02/11/Struggles-of-famous-scientists-inspire-STEM-students/4331455219986/


 

Women made incremental progress in tech the past few years (infographic)

http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/270133


 

The myth women in tech need to stop believing

http://fortune.com/2016/02/06/myth-women-tech/


 

Science whiz warms up mentors with cool tale of ‘refrigerator ladies’

http://www.nwaonline.com/news/2016/feb/07/science-whiz-warms-mentors-cool-tale-refrigerator-/?business


 

Women and girls imperative to science & technology agenda

http://www.ipsnews.net/2016/02/women-and-girls-imperative-to-science-technology-agenda/


 

Steinem on Feminism

http://buquad.com/2016/02/08/steinem-on-feminism/


 

STEM cells: Growing interest in smart grid and engineering

http://www.intelligentutility.com/article/16/02/stem-cells-growing-interest-smart-grid-and-engineering


 

The society of women engineers to conduct congressional outreach event on STEM, 2-3 March 2016 in Washington, DC

https://www.isa.org/templates/news-detail.aspx?id=145831


 

Physics and the female brain: How science can change the way you think

https://www.studyinternational.com/news/physics-and-the-female-brain-how-science-can-change-the-way-you-think


 

Lean on:  A Mobile Mentoring App for Women

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/ruth-starkman/lean-on-a-mobile-mentorin_b_9195176.html


 

Women in STEM: On UN International Day of Women and Girls in Science, meet five scientists making strides

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-02-11/five-women-in-stem-at-top-of-their-fields/7157750


 

It’s time to abolish science boys club

http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2016/02/10/it-s-time-to-abolish-science-s-boys-club.html


 

Danica Patrick makes pit stop at PBSC to push STEM

http://cbs12.com/news/local/danica-patrick-makes-pit-stop-at-pbsc-to-push-stem


 

The STEM gender gap is not where you think

http://universityofcalifornia.edu/news/rich-gender-gap


 

First International Day for Women in Science highlights wider inequality

http://www.womensagenda.com.au/talking-about/top-stories/item/6743-first-international-day-for-women-in-science-highlights-wider-inequality


 

What can men do to stem the exodus of women from science?

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-02-11/what-can-men-do-to-stem-the-exodus-of-women-from-science/7155366


 

Rocket women shows girls the sky’s no limit

https://www.siliconrepublic.com/discovery/2016/02/11/rocket-women-girls-space


 

I Wish give girls a taste of STEM in Cork

http://www.techcentral.ie/i-wish-gives-girls-a-taste-of-stem-in-cork/


 

STEM fair to host Cyberlympix women in STEM challenge

https://www.siliconrepublic.com/portfolio/2016/02/11/stem-fair-cyberlympix-rds-dublin


 

Male biology students consistently underestimate female peers, study finds

http://www.washington.edu/news/2016/02/11/male-biology-students-consistently-underestimate-female-peers-study-finds/

and

http://phys.org/news/2016-02-male-biology-students-underestimate-female.html


 

3 Facts You Don’t Know About #WomeninSTEM

http://www.payscale.com/career-news/2016/02/3-facts-you-dont-know-about-womeninstem


 

International Days of Women in STEM Celebrates The Success of Females in the Sciences

http://www.techtimes.com/articles/132834/20160211/international-day-women-stem-celebrates-success-females-male-dominate-fields.htm


 

11 Women in STEM that you should know because it’s women & girls in science day

https://www.romper.com/p/7-women-in-stem-that-you-should-know-because-its-women-girls-in-science-day-5454


 

How will your job fair in the new ‘gender league tables’?

http://www.marieclaire.co.uk/blogs/551867/womeninstem-gender-league-tables.html


 

STEM past, present, and future

http://www.usnews.com/news/the-report/articles/2016-02-12/stem-past-present-future


 

Gender pay league tables could turn women off STEM careers, warns CIPD

http://www.worksmanagement.co.uk/people/news/gender-pay-gap-stem-skills/115283/


 

Italian Women Avoid So-called STEM

http://www.west-info.eu/italian-women-avoid-so-called-stem/


 

Getting a job in STEM: an instruction manual

https://www.siliconrepublic.com/careers/2016/02/12/stem-jobs-careers-ireland-tech-biopharma


 

Women Scientists Face Down Men in Developing World

http://www.usnews.com/news/stem-solutions/articles/2016-02-12/women-scientists-in-developing-countries-buck-stem-trend


 

Women are better at coding than men

https://broadly.vice.com/en_us/article/women-are-better-at-coding-than-men


 

Student and faculty diversity movements -apart and together

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/beth-mitchneck/student-and-faculty-diver_b_9220112.html


 

Bevin’s focus on STEM education could help biggest Lexington employers

http://www.kykernel.com/news/bevin-s-focus-on-stem-education-could-help-biggest-lexington/article_e9f30faa-cd9f-11e5-af68-5b40349501b6.html


 

STEM grant, AVID site announcement made at OC

http://www.oaoa.com/news/article_41b00508-d120-11e5-926b-0f1122311162.html


 

Arab women in science – where are they heading?

http://english.alarabiya.net/en/views/news/middle-east/2016/02/13/The-lost-Arab-women-in-science.html


 

1961 Charles Addams cartoon inspires belated Valentine to women pioneers of computing

https://www.siliconrepublic.com/innovation/2016/02/13/valentine-charles-addams-the-new-yorker-women-tech-pioneers

STEAM

STEAM expo award winners announced

http://www.mcdowellnews.com/news/steam-expo-award-winners-announced/article_3f0b39a4-cc4c-11e5-95f9-37879c1d2cc7.html


 

Building up STEAM:  Bay St Louis engineer-artist spins pottery from science

http://www.sunherald.com/news/local/characters/article58926323.html


 

Valley youth invited to Turn Up for STEAM at Phoenix College

http://www.phoenixcollege.edu/beartracks/news/2016/02/valley-youth-invited-turn-steam-phoenix-college


 

PSUSD considers charter school petition

http://www.desertsun.com/story/news/education/2016/02/12/psusd-considers-charter-school-petition/80067148/

 

STUDENT RECRUITMENT

 

Diversity Work Is Never Done, Panel says

http://ucrtoday.ucr.edu/34787


 

Our View: Universities pursuing out of state students

http://www.gadsdentimes.com/article/20160207/NEWS/160209870


 

Saginaw Valley State University steps up recruiting to offset declining enrollment

http://www.ourmidland.com/news/saginaw-valley-state-university-steps-up-recruiting-efforts-to-offset/article_4e1472cd-e6bc-54d3-b022-5b4108c91795.html


 

International students are growing in number.  What does that mean for students in the US?

http://www.goodcall.com/news/international-students-are-growing-in-number-what-does-that-mean-for-students-in-the-u-s-04483


 

Why is University of Phoenix being sold?

http://www.csmonitor.com/USA/Education/2016/0208/Why-is-the-University-of-Phoenix-being-sold

and

http://www.azfamily.com/story/31167943/university-of-phoenix-owner-gets-out-as-50500-students-flee


 

VTC recruiting women

http://www.vnews.com/lifetimes/20908156-95/vtc-recruiting-women


 

Community colleges launch new recruiting program

http://fremonttribune.com/cass-news/community/community-colleges-launch-new-recruiting-programs/article_9354df54-5283-5ee7-8ffa-9cd3f5bb64f6.html


 

College counselors on the front lines for low-income students

http://laschoolreport.com/college-counselors-on-the-front-lines-for-low-income-lausd-students/


 

The Student Perspective

http://news.harvard.edu/gazette/story/2016/02/the-student-perspective/


 

GSU head outlines potential budget woes

http://www.thenewsstar.com/story/news/education/2016/02/11/gsu-head-outlines-potential-budget-woes/80244110/


 

Surge of Chinese students studying abroad could ebb

http://www.barrons.com/articles/surge-of-chinese-students-studying-abroad-could-ebb-1455254077


 

Yale Extends Local Outreach

http://yaledailynews.com/blog/2016/02/12/in-new-haven-admissions-outreach-not-felt-by-all/


 

SUNY Potsdam sees spike in applications, transfer requests

http://northcountrynow.com/news/suny-potsdam-sees-spike-applications-transfer-requests-0163908


 

Recruiting difficulties haunt the college

http://www.guilfordian.com/news/2016/02/12/recruiting-difficulties-haunt-the-college/

COLLEGE FINANCES

Higher Ed Schools in NY Receive Grants For Capital Projects

http://wamc.org/post/higher-ed-schools-ny-receive-grants-capital-projects#stream/0


 

Obama Plan Would Direct More Aid To Poor Students

 

http://www.nasdaq.com/article/obama-plan-would-direct-more-college-aid-to-poor-students-20160209-01061


 

Legislators, colleges join to urge resolution to state budget crisis

http://www.bnd.com/news/local/education/article59528021.html


 

Undocumented Students ‘Chase’ Dreams’ Through Financial Aid

http://www.ucmerced.edu/news/2016/undocumented-students-chase-dreams-through-financial-aid


 

SUNY Orange grant to help low-income students pursue higher ed

http://www.recordonline.com/article/20160211/NEWS/160219811/101008


 

Bates College receives $19 million in gifts, launches new digital major

http://www.sunjournal.com/news/lewiston-auburn/2016/02/08/bates-college-receives-19-million-gift-launches-new-digital-major/1867948


 

Senate Ok’s student loan forgiveness

http://www.abqjournal.com/721377/news/senate-oks-student-loan-forgiveness.html


The wings of high-flying women are still being clipped by sexist stereotypes

http://www.theguardian.com/women-in-leadership/2016/feb/10/the-wings-of-high-flying-women-are-still-being-clipped-by-sexist-stereotypes


 

Student Debt Makes College More Expensive For Women

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-02-10/student-debt-makes-college-more-expensive-for-women


 

Students, official demand a fix for MAP funding

http://www.pantagraph.com/news/local/education/students-officials-demand-a-fix-for-map-funding/article_39fb2ecc-a7c7-51d6-ab18-3a35b9c02ccf.html


 

ESCC President – Funding decisions to affect college

http://www.delmarvanow.com/story/news/local/virginia/2016/02/12/escc-president-funding-decisions-affect-college/80284842/


 

Editorial – Draconian cuts to higher ed budgets

http://www.courier-journal.com/story/opinion/2016/02/12/editorial-draconian-cuts-higher-education-universities/80292880/

 

AGRICULTURE AND HIGHER EDUCATION

Rom speaks at conference on research for sustainable, organic and alternative farming

http://news.uark.edu/articles/33562/rom-speaks-at-conference-on-research-for-sustainable-organic-and-alternative-farming


 

Sterling College claims #1 for real food on campus for second year in a row

http://www.vermontbiz.com/news/february/sterling-college-claims-1-real-food-campus-second-year-row

and

 

https://vtdigger.org/2016/02/12/sterling-college-claims-1-for-real-food-on-campus-for-second-year-in-a-row/


 

UW – Madison picked as the site for first=ever organic research endowment

http://host.madison.com/wsj/news/local/education/university/uw-madison-picked-as-the-site-for-first-ever-organic/article_89a878da-69e2-58e1-9e91-ca56ebd4c825.html


 

Guest lecture on organic farming conducted

http://thenorthlines.com/readMore.aspx?nid=70434


 

Doohan named interim director of Ohio State’s organic farming program

http://www.northwestsignal.net/news/article_62f45d77-aeae-5354-964f-30ed6b6785b6.html


 

CALS receives $2 million endowment to research organic farming

https://badgerherald.com/news/2016/02/12/cals-receives-2-million-endowment-to-research-organic-farming/

 

College and Equestrian Programs

Love of horses, science lead Keedysville girl to equine career

http://www.heraldmailmedia.com/news/local/love-of-horses-science-lead-keedysville-girl-to-equine-career/article_527fa484-d1d3-11e5-bbc1-772f647700af.html

 

WOMEN IN HIGHER EDUCATION

Wellesley College Names Paula Johnson Its First African American President

http://www.wbur.org/2016/02/11/paula-johnson-wellesley-president

and

http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/wellesley-college-names-harvards-paula-a-johnson-its-14th-president-300218907.html

and

https://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/2016/02/11/wellesley-college-taps-harvard-doctor-paula-johnson-first-african-american-president/wX0CXW5c310LA7WDB9FQZO/story.html

and

http://www.theroot.com/articles/news/2016/02/wellesley_college_appoints_first_african_american_president.html


Survey: Nearly 1/3 of CU Boulder Undergraduate Women Experience Sexual Misconduct

http://www.5280.com/news/digital/2016/02/survey-nearly-one-third-cu-boulder-undergraduate-women-experience-sexual

OTHER

 

500 Words On Why I Chose And Then Re-chose A Women’s College

http://theodysseyonline.com/hollins-university/500-words-chose-chose-womens-college/284812


 

I’m A College Student Who Is Against Free Tuition

http://theodysseyonline.com/arkansas-little-rock/college-student-against-free-tuition/247856


 

141,000 Freshmen Say Their Major Reason For Attending College Is…

http://time.com/money/4216707/college-freshman-survey-jobs-cost-student-protests/


UO will put $4 million into boosting doctoral enrollment

http://around.uoregon.edu/content/uo-will-put-4-million-boosting-doctoral-enrollment


 

Amid cuts, area colleges look to each other

http://www.dailycomet.com/article/20160208/ARTICLES/160209726/1320?Title=Amid-cuts-area-colleges-look-to-each-other


 

Black high school students visiting Texas A&M University harassed, told to go home: Texas Sen.Royce

http://www.arklatexhomepage.com/news/local-news/black-high-school-students-visiting-texas-am-university-harassed-told-to-go-home-texas-sen-royce


 

Ohio State humanities profs blame university for declining enrollments

http://www.dispatch.com/content/stories/local/2016/02/08/declining-enrollments-mean-fewer-dollars-for-osu-programs.html


 

Here’s why women and minorities struggle to get ahead – even with a college degree

http://www.marketwatch.com/story/women-and-minorities-dont-get-as-much-from-their-degrees-2016-02-09


 

Alumna and donor Anne Welsh McNulty ’75 establishes Institute for Women’s Leadership with $5 million donation

http://www.villanovan.com/news/view.php/1016600/Alumna-and-donor-Anne-Welsh-McNulty-75-e


Is controversial president questioning catholic role?

https://www.insidehighered.com/news/2016/02/12/controversial-president-mount-st-marys-accused-undercutting-its-catholic-role

and

http://www.churchmilitant.com/news/article/university-president-disparages-schools-catholic-identity

 

 

EVENTS

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VIXENS HELPING VIXENS

Positive thoughts, prayers, and hugs are needed for Gwendolyn Hickey Babcock ’95 and her daughter Kaeden who is suffering from an undiagnosed brain disorder that triggers seizures often leading to respiratory arrest.  You may also donate to help out with the medical costs.

https://www.gofundme.com/kaeden?utm_source=internal&utm_medium=email&utm_content=cta_button&utm_campaign=upd_n


From John Edward Ashbrook in regards to his history class traveling to Europe this summer.

Hello everyone. I have some current students who want to attend my summer abroad course on the world wars and the Holocaust. We will be visiting battlefields in France, Belgium, Italy, and Poland, and Dachau, Majdanek, and Auschwitz between June 6 and July 3. The problem is lack of funding. I suggested they speak with the financial aid office first. But if they cannot get funding in that way, does anyone in this group have suggestions about how they could raise the money by March 10 or so? The trip per student is $3000. Airfare is separate but running about $1200. SBC alumna and friends pay $3500. Any ideas or advice is much appreciated! Thanks, John Ashbrook, SBC HISTORY


 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/

 

VIXEN WATCH FOR FEBRUARY 13, 2016

Vixen Watch for February 6, 2016

WELCOME TO VIXEN WATCH,

Below please find your weekend read which includes articles and news related to Sweet Briar College, Liberal Arts, STEM, and more.  

Sweet Briar College has redesigned its website.  Check it out –

http://sbc.edu  I am sure you will like it.

A GRANT was given to Sweet Briar to bolster its environmental programs. Check out the ‘Sweet Briar News’ section.

Would you like to return to Sweet Briar as a student?  Now you can take courses on campus if you are working on your MAT and M.ed.   You can find more information in the ‘Sweet Briar News’ section.

 

The Sweet Briar swim team  has another big swim meet next week February 12 though 14 at the Greensboro Aquatic Center in Greensboro, NC.  If you are in the area please go, cheer and support them. More info in the ‘Sweet Briar News’ section.

 

The section ‘Vixens Helping Vixens’ is back. It is towards the end this edition.  Please don’t skip it.

 

Last but not least Sara Rothamel received an email from her SBC Bio Professor, Dr. Linda Fink, who told her that a SALAMANDER she tagged 8 years ago was recaptured.   A sign that not only alumnae like to come back to Sweet Briar.  😉

And as always, if you have anything you would like to have posted on Vixen Watch, please post your request in the comment section. 

SWEET BRIAR NEWS

If you didn’t have the chance to watch the town hall meeting live yesterday afternoon, can either go to

http://sbc.edu/videos/

or watch it here.


Sweet Briar leaders field questions at town hall meeting

http://www.newsadvance.com/news/local/sweet-briar-leaders-field-questions-at-town-hall-meeting/article_6d5c0e8f-ca2a-5b25-9286-d8b824ab1121.html


 

SBC president, chairwoman take questions at town hall meeting

http://sbc.edu/news/sbc-president-chairwoman-take-questions-at-town-hall-meeting/


 

Great NEWS – GRANT  TO BOLSTER SWEET BRIAR’S ENVIRONMENTAL PROGRAMS

http://sbc.edu/news/grant-to-bolster-sweet-briars-environmental-programs/

and

http://m.newsadvance.com/news/local/sweet-briar-s-environmental-program-gets-m-boost/article_32e53b98-28ca-5edf-bdab-ac2024d36cdf.html?mode=jqm


Sweet Briar announces new director of media,  marketing and communication

http://sbc.edu/news/sweet-briar-announces-new-director-of-media-marketing-and-communications/


Sweet Briar students debate ‘Ethics and Civic Responsibility’

http://sbc.edu/news/sweet-briar-students-debate-ethics-and-civic-responsibility/


SBC-inspired art is up for auction in Montana

http://sbc.edu/news/sbc-inspired-art-is-up-for-auction-in-montana/


ATTENTION SBC ALUMNAE: We want you to come back to SBC and work on your MAT or your M.Ed.!!
Campus housing may be available to alumnae coming back to work on their graduate degree!! Also, at only $355 per credit hour, both our MAT (30 credit hours-1 year) and M.Ed. (33 credit hours-2 years) programs are competitively priced. For more information, and to apply, please go to our convenient online application: www.sbc.edu/graduate
Applications for MAT candidates will be accepted until March 1st, applications for M.Ed. candidates will be accepted until April 30th. For all other information, contact Shannon Beasley, Director of Graduate Recruitment-sbeasley@sbc.edu or Jim Alouf, Professor of Education, alouf@sbc.edu

http://discover.sbc.edu/graduate-program.php


SBC history class travels to Europe this summer

http://sbc.edu/news/sbc-history-class-travels-to-europe-this-summer/


Sweet Briar College offers Engineering camps for high school students in March ’16 and July ’16.  Students need to sign up early to ensure a spot.

http://oldweb.sbc.edu/engineering/explore-engineering-high-school-women


Feb. 17: PRSA (Public Relations Society of America) hosts ‘Saving Sweet Briar’ lunch meeting

http://www.dailypress.com/business/tidewater/dp-feb-17-prsa-hosts-saving-sweet-briar-lunch-meeting-20160203-story.html


The Virginia college that nearly imploded last year received a surge of applications

http://www.businessinsider.com/sweet-briar-college-received-a-record-number-of-applications-2016-2


Two Sweet Briar seniors stage their own story

http://sbc.edu/news/two-sweet-briar-seniors-stage-their-own-story/


FLOWERS FOR FRIENDS

Sweet Briar Business class is selling roses for Valentine’s Day.  Proceeds will go to RAINN (Rape Abuse and Incest National Network). To order go to

http://web.sbc.edu/flowers-for-friends/


If you are in the Greensboro, NC area, please stop by the Aquatics Center on February 12 through 14 and cheer on the Sweet Briar swim team.

http://www.odaconline.com/tournament/winter/swim/admission


Board Meeting – Friday, February 5, 2016

Photos courtesy of Alice Dixon

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Sweet Briar Day at the Potomack Company (thank you Elizabeth Wainstein) with Greater Washington, Northern Virginia, Hunt Country and Maryland alumnae. Alice Dixon, Debra Elkins and Katie Maxwell Schellhammer gave a great update. The DC Steering Committee arranged great food, drink and fun. So lovely to be surrounded by art.Susan Spurrell

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Sarah P. Clement (c) and Stacey Sickels Locke (r)12670471_10153851648331904_2074708848965982481_n12509007_10153851661876904_4168224078307578552_n12417988_10153851647911904_2879170459453118972_n

Alice Dixen (l) and Debra Elkins (r)

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

Submitted by Deirdre Conley and Joann Kramer

This high school spawned $2.5 billion worth of startup founders

http://money.cnn.com/video/technology/2015/08/31/blue-apron-boxed-naturebox-founders-jp-stevens-high-school.cnnmoney/index.html?sr=recirc011916school0400story


Submitted by Deirdre Conley and Joann Kramer

George Washington University ditched the SAT and applications soared

http://money.cnn.com/2016/02/04/pf/college/george-washington-university-applications-sat/index.html?iid=hp-stack-dom


Posted on linkedin by Chris Svoboda: https://www.linkedin.com/hp/?_mSplash=1
Youngest Self-Made Female Billionaire Explains What Winning Is All About
At age 31, Elizabeth Holmes is the world’s youngest self-made female billionaire at $4.5B. Her uncle’s death from cancer moved her to develop a way to detect diseases earlier. She dropped out of Stanford and founded Theranos in 2003 to make cheaper, easier-to-use blood tests. With a virtually painless prick of the finger, her labs can quickly run a multitude of tests at a fraction of the price of commercial labs. “When you have passion, you will not back up when you get knocked down –and you will get knocked down – over and over again. That’s what winning is all about.”

Submitted by Deirdre Conley

Can Elizabeth Holmes Save Her Unicorn?

Submitted by Deirdre Conley

I’m a woman in tech but even I didn’t ‘Get It’ until this week

LIBERAL ARTS

Why kids – now more than ever – need to learn philosophy! Yes, Philosophy!

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/answer-sheet/wp/2016/02/03/why-kids-now-more-than-ever-need-to-learn-philosophy-yes-philosophy/

Letter: The study of foreign languages heart of a liberal arts education

http://www.inforum.com/letters/3938624-letter-study-foreign-languages-heart-liberal-arts-education


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

http://qz.com/594710/turns-out-some-subjects-really-cant-be-taught-online/


Bevin pushes for engineers over liberal arts scholars

http://www.messenger-inquirer.com/news/local/bevin-pushes-for-engineers-over-liberal-arts-scholars/article_364ecbe5-92f3-58f7-a5b7-331ad519ba75.html

Tom Eblen: Higher education is more than just ‘workforce development’

http://www.kentucky.com/news/local/counties/fayette-county/article57518358.html

MSU president dismayed by Bevin proposal

http://www.dailyindependent.com/gallery/msu-president-dismayed-by-bevin-proposal/article_8b627286-c7d8-11e5-b65b-2f4bc9281973.html

Bevin’s funding plan criticized

http://www.kykernel.com/news/bevin-s-funding-plan-criticized-cartoon-headline-tag/article_615c64c0-c886-11e5-a24c-bf9d52df9f9a.html

Bevin shows no love to A&S students

http://www.louisvillecardinal.com/2016/02/gov-matt-bevin-shows-no-love-to-as-students/


A Not-So-New Deal for Higher Ed

http://freebeacon.com/culture/a-not-so-new-deal-for-higher-ed/


Four classes that show the value of the liberal arts

https://quickqualitypost.wordpress.com/2016/02/01/four-classes-that-show-the-value-of-the-liberal-arts/


Online education topic for Flagler community lecture series

http://staugustine.com/living/community/2016-02-01/online-education-topic-flagler-community-lecture-series#.VrVBvFgrLIU


REPORT: Students clueless about American government, history

https://www.campusreform.org/?ID=7250


Do Prestigious Colleges Pay Off? It Depends On The Major

http://tcbmag.com/News/Recent-News/2016/February/Do-Prestigious-Colleges-Pay-Off-It-Depends-On-Th


Education proposals the opposite of ‘workforce needs’

Florida’s Rick Scott proposed charging higher tuition rates to liberal arts majors…

http://the-japan-news.com/news/article/0002705525


Hardly Anyone Wants to Take a Liberal Arts MOOC

https://www.edsurge.com/news/2016-02-02-hardly-anyone-wants-to-take-a-liberal-arts-mooc


Liberal arts vital

http://www.spokesman.com/stories/2016/feb/02/liberal-arts-vital-part-education/


Comment | Liberal arts and tomorrow’s workforce

http://www.courier-journal.com/story/opinion/2016/02/02/eku-president-liberal-arts-tomorrows-workforce/79713348/


The Great Lesson in Liberal Arts: What We can all Takeaway

http://www.saycampuslife.com/2016/02/03/the-great-lesson-in-liberal-arts-what-we-can-all-takeaway/


Liberal arts in the UK: how are students finding the model?

https://www.timeshighereducation.com/news/liberal-arts-in-the-uk-how-are-students-finding-the-model


Engstrom announces plan to strengthen liberal arts, recruitment at Mid-Year Update

http://www.montanakaimin.com/news/article_c172eb8c-cafb-11e5-a3c4-2791ab76fd58.html


THE MENA Summit: Call for liberal arts revival in Arab world

https://www.timeshighereducation.com/news/mena-summit-call-liberal-arts-revival-arab-world


Former Twitter CEO talks importance of liberal arts

https://www.michigandaily.com/section/news/dick-costolo-talk


In Defense of Small Things

https://www.insidehighered.com/views/2016/02/05/small-things-are-what-often-make-liberal-arts-education-meaningful-essay


A case for the liberal arts

http://idahobusinessreview.com/2016/02/05/a-case-for-the-liberal-arts/


Committee plans new curriculum

http://www.guilfordian.com/news/2016/02/05/committee-plans-new-curriculum/


Partnership aims to provide students with real world business exposure

http://www.lvb.com/article/20160205/LVB01/160209910/partnership-aims-to-provide-students-with-realworld-business-exposure


$10 million gift for tech initiative brings De Pauw  to 85% of $300 million goal

http://www.bannergraphic.com/story/2274718.html


The Advantage of a Liberal Arts Living Space

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/caitlyn-mccain/the-advantage-of-a-liberal-arts-living-space_b_9160272.html


Hacking a Liberal Arts Education

http://www.thehoya.com/hacking-a-liberal-arts-education/

STEM

Universities to blame for the maths crisis among high school students

http://www.afr.com/leadership/universities-to-blame-for-the-maths-crisis-among-high-school-students-20160128-gmg3xp


Explorit: Insects inspire young engineers at Science Action Club

http://www.davisenterprise.com/local-news/news-columns/explorit-insects-inspire-young-engineers-at-science-action-club/


New club focuses on gender gap in technology

http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/arlington-heights/news/ct-arh-prospect-high-school-girls-who-code-tl-0204-20160130-story.html


Tech Women Triumph: Increasing Numbers, Supporting Girls’ Education, Transforming The World

http://www.genderavenger.com/blog/tech-women-triumph


Black History Month: Then and Now in STEM

http://www.blackenterprise.com/technology/black-history-month-then-and-now-in-stem/


This Company Is Making It Cool For Girls to Become Coders

TAMU committed to bring more women to STEM careers

http://www.kagstv.com/News/KAGSNews/ID/15715/TAMU-committed-to-bring-more-women-to-STEM-careers


Why is the pipeline leaking? Experiences of young women in STEM vocational education and training and their adjustment strategies

http://7thspace.com/headlines/523743/why_is_the_pipeline_leaking_experiences_of_young_women_in_stem_vocational_education_and_training_and_their_adjustment_strategies.html


Women should worry less about not having tech background when going into Stem

http://www.computerweekly.com/news/4500272223/Women-should-worry-less-about-not-having-tech-background-when-going-into-Stem


Kids should have a chance to learn to code

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/niamh-scanlon/kids-should-have-the-chance-to-learn-to-code_b_9137180.html


Group Offers Encouragement, Support to Women in STEM

http://www.ucmerced.edu/news/2016/group-offers-encouragement-support-women-stem


Solving the STEM conundrum: how to bridge the skills shortage

http://www.information-age.com/it-management/skills-training-and-leadership/123460880/solving-stem-conundrum-how-bridge-skills-shortage#sthash.wXVUT0tO.dpuf


Professor sets example as a woman in STEM fields

http://www.theshorthorn.com/news/professor-sets-example-as-a-woman-in-stem-fields/article_01efc514-c9fc-11e5-b1c5-170b870ce5fb.html


Covestro launches i3 STEM in Pittsburgh with its first Greenlight for Girls Day

http://www.broadwayworld.com/bwwgeeks/article/Covestro-launches-i3-STEM-in-Pittsburgh-with-its-first-Greenlight-for-Girls-Day-20160203


AAUW of Texas, TTU STEM Center to Host Dynamic Math and Science Conference for Girls

http://www.everythinglubbock.com/news/local-news/aauw-of-texas-ttu-stem-center-to-host-dynamic-math-and-science-conference-for-girls


Girls And Coding – Seeing What The Future Can Be

http://blog.ed.gov/2016/02/girls-and-coding-seeing-what-the-future-can-be/


VTC initiative aims to get more women in STEM fields

http://www.wcax.com/story/31131929/new-vtc-initiative-to-increase-women-enrollment-in-stem-fields


Leading more women towards STEM careers

http://www.mychamplainvalley.com/news/leading-more-women-towards-stem-careers


Fixing The Gender Gap in IT

http://www.blogher.com/fixing-gender-gap-it


‘On-ramping’ paves the way for women scientists, engineers to return to academia

http://www.washington.edu/news/2016/02/04/on-ramping-strategies-pave-the-way-for-women-scientists-engineers-to-return-to-academia/


As Calls Grow for More Women in STEM Fields, Sexual Harassment Complaints Increase

https://news.vice.com/article/as-calls-grow-for-more-women-in-stem-fields-sexual-harassment-complaints-increase


Five Students Pave the Way for Women in STEM and Earn $20K in Tech

http://www.justmeans.com/article/five-students-pave-the-way-for-women-in-stem-and-earn-20k-in-tech#sthash.SwbTpq3o.dpuf


WorldMatters: Women in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math

http://www.adn.com/event/20160204/worldmatters-women-science-technology-engineering-and-math


Women in STEM empower students at Mt. Hood

http://www.advocate-online.net/news/women-in-stem-empower-students-at-mt-hood-10977/


‘Teaching for America’: Galindo will speak in Washington at summit

http://www.valleymorningstar.com/premium/article_dd0da31a-cbc2-11e5-9553-5f69e5a4a298.html


Plugging the pipeline to advance women in STEM

https://www.siliconrepublic.com/discovery/2016/02/05/women-in-stem-sfi


If Technology Is a Labour of Love, why so Few Female Tech Execs?

http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/lan-oconnor/female-tech-execs_b_9165924.html


Author Valerie Young presents ‘Impostor Syndrome’ at OU

http://www.oudaily.com/news/author-valerie-young-presents-impostor-syndrome-at-ou/article_029dec8e-cbe6-11e5-b1b5-8ba688f1025f.html


Girls Who Code: First summer immersion program coming to Atlanta

http://www.atlantaintownpaper.com/2016/02/girls-who-code-first-summer-immersion-program-coming-to-atlanta/


 

North state educator meet for STEM workshop

http://www.orovillemr.com/article/NB/20160204/NEWS/160209888


 

Australia’s new Chief Scientist speaks on techno-optimism, renewable energy, and encouraging STEM

http://theconversation.com/australias-new-chief-scientist-speaks-on-techno-optimism-renewable-energy-and-encouraging-stem-54231


 

Apr 16 – 17: USA Science & Engineering Festival promotes STEM with 3,000 Hands – on Activities, Shows, and Science Celebs

http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20160203006307/en/APR-16-17-USA-Science-Engineering-Festival-Promotes


 

 

 

STEAM

Take Students on a Journey of Creative Discovery with STEAM

http://elmers.com/blog/post/take-students-on-a-journey-of-creative-discovery-with-steam


Full STEAM Ahead: Why Arts Are Essential in a STEM Education

http://www.edutopia.org/blog/arts-are-essential-in-stem-mary-beth-hertz


SGS experiences STEAM Surge

http://www.madisonparktimes.com/Content/Schools-Youths/Kids-In-Motion/Article/SGS-experiences-STEAM-Surge/5/5/30403


STEAM Fair winners in Intel contest

http://thepeninsulaqatar.com/news/qatar/368650/steam-fair-winners-in-intel-contest


Concordia U. Portland Honors Education Leaders, Promotes STEAM

http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20160203006533/en/Concordia-U.-Portland-Honors-Education-Leaders-Promotes


District picks up STEAM, expands project-based program

http://www.candgnews.com/news/district-picks-steam-expands-project-based-program-90087


STEAM-tastic

http://pbcommercial.com/accent/features/steam-tastic

STUDENT RECRUITMENT

WT, A&M partner on vet school pipeline

http://lubbockonline.com/filed-online/2016-01-29/wt-am-partner-vet-school-pipeline#.VrUZT1grLIU


Notre Dame responds to Harvard education report

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


Study reveals stark contrast in trust of recruiters by region

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


Colleges adapt new strategies to get students

http://www.postbulletin.com/news/local/colleges-adapt-new-strategies-to-get-students/article_bdc20902-21f9-5f55-b1c9-05a6caa2dac7.html


Colleges adapt new strategies to get students

http://www.postbulletin.com/news/local/colleges-adapt-new-strategies-to-get-students/article_bdc20902-21f9-5f55-b1c9-05a6caa2dac7.html


Nation’s prominent public universities are shifting to out-of-state students

https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/education/nations-prominent-public-universities-are-shifting-to-out-of-state-students/2016/01/30/07575790-beaf-11e5-bcda-62a36b394160_story.html


ISU aiming for more international diversity

http://www.idahostatejournal.com/members/isu-aiming-for-more-international-diversity/article_4ad28a61-cb7e-5207-94ad-604c16e99dd3.html


Applicants could use fresh approach to college rankings

http://www.crainsdetroit.com/article/20160131/BLOG011/301319992/applicants-could-use-fresh-approach-to-college-rankings


Editorial: students should support tuition freeze

http://www.kykernel.com/opinion/editorial-students-should-support-tuition-freeze/article_e06432d0-c853-11e5-bf37-6fe7d0fcfdc3.html


U.Va. receives record number of Early Action minority applicants

http://www.cavalierdaily.com/article/2016/02/the-university-office-of-admissions-released-its-demographic-data-for-the-class-of-2020s-early-action-admission-offers


Beyond the Business School Model

http://www.news.ucsb.edu/2016/016416/beyond-business-school-model


Open house for prospective business and accounting graduate students

http://www.dailylobo.com/article/2016/02/2-mba-open-house


Major public universities ranked on shift toward out-of-state students

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/grade-point/wp/2016/02/02/major-public-universities-ranked-on-shift-toward-out-of-state-students/


When are you officially committed?

http://www.thebatt.com/sports/when-are-you-officially-committed/article_28e2c502-ca94-11e5-85d2-e3cdffc97499.html


College Career Network Handshake Secures $10.5 Million in Series A Funding from Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers (KPCB)

http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20160203005570/en/College-Career-Network-Handshake-Secures-10.5-Million

and

https://www.edsurge.com/news/2016-02-03-student-professional-network-handshake-shakes-on-10-5-million


Invited to England – English universities increase their recruiting of European Union students

https://www.insidehighered.com/news/2016/02/04/english-universities-increase-their-recruiting-european-union-students


The Syllabus: HBCUs are recruiting in Greensboro

http://www.greensboro.com/blogs/the_syllabus/the-syllabus-hbcus-are-recruiting-in-greensboro/article_cf47a8b5-121a-5bbb-901f-4d5a3ac19e93.html


With poor job prospects for Chinese students, is it still worth investing in a US education?

http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1909350/poor-job-prospects-chinese-students-it-still-worth-investing


UC expands its recruiting efforts targeting black and Latino students

http://www.latimes.com/local/education/la-me-uc-diversity-20160205-story.html


Need to attract and retain foreign students

http://www.courier-journal.com/story/opinion/2016/02/05/need-attract-and-retain-foreign-students/79654066/


How this university is working to get more women of color into technology jobs

http://www.marketwatch.com/story/how-this-university-is-working-to-get-more-women-of-color-into-technology-jobs-2016-02-01


Are International Students in the Classroom a Win-Win?

https://www.insidehighered.com/blogs/world-view/are-international-students-classroom-win-win


Education revenue soars to become Australia’s $20 billion export

http://www.afr.com/news/policy/education/education-revenue-soars-to-become-australias-20-billion-export-20160203-gmke3k


Lawmaker criticizes ND higher ed for waiving tuition for international students

COLLEGE FINANCES

Walker vs. Legislators: Addressing student loan debt crisis

https://badgerherald.com/news/2016/02/01/walker-vs-legislators-addressing-student-loan-debt-crisis/


Fattah Highlights New GEAR UP Funding in FY 16 Omnibus Bill

http://news.sys-con.com/node/3659093


Blinn College – Brenham Receiving Nearly $900,000 In Training Grants

http://wtaw.com/2016/02/04/blinn-college-brenham-receiving-nearly-900000-in-training-grants/


WPI Awarded Clare Boothe Luce Research Scholar Award

http://www.golocalworcester.com/business/wpi-awarded-clare-boothe-luce-research-scholar-award


College Plans to Revitalize Teaching with Mellon Grant

http://amherststudent.amherst.edu/?q=article/2016/02/03/college-plans-revitalize-teaching-mellon-grant


Guest Commentary: Don’t make college free – Increase need-based aid

http://learninglab.wbur.org/2016/02/05/guest-commentary-dont-make-college-free-increase-need-based-aid/

AGRICULTURE AND HIGHER EDUCATION

INTAD students and grads hone skills for international workplace

http://news.psu.edu/story/390447/2016/02/03/research/intad-students-and-grads-hone-skills-international-workplace


Former Penn State extension employee creates scholarship for the College of Agricultural Sciences

http://www.collegian.psu.edu/news/campus/article_625a2966-c85e-11e5-ac3e-8f6abe9c66e8.html


 

Poet Wendell Berry bequeaths farming legacy to small Catholic college

http://www.religionnews.com/2016/02/05/poet-wendell-berry-bequests-farming-legacy-small-catholic-college/


 

Students learn urban farming with new MESA Community College degree

http://www.azcentral.com/story/news/local/mesa/2016/02/05/mcc-introduces-new-degree-budding-urban-farmers/79023148/

 

WOMEN IN HIGHER EDUCATIONS

Girls thrive in single-sex schools – and at last there’s proof

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/women/life/girls-thrive-in-single-sex-schools—and-at-last-theres-proof/


Mount A students speak out against potential cuts to women and gender studies program

http://atlantic.ctvnews.ca/mount-a-students-speak-out-against-potential-cuts-to-women-and-gender-studies-program-1.2762066


Tech hosts Women in Higher Education Conference

http://www.dailytoreador.com/news/tech-hosts-women-in-higher-education-conference/article_e6389a96-c7ab-11e5-966b-ef8b831be011.html


On board: how universities are leading the way for female leadership

http://www.theguardian.com/higher-education-network/2016/jan/31/on-board-how-universities-are-leading-the-way-for-female-leadership


Ethiopia: Empowering Women Through Education

http://allafrica.com/stories/201602011180.html


Are American Haredi Women Leaning In?

http://forward.com/sisterhood/332586/are-american-haredi-women-leaning-in/


Women Outnumber Men in Higher Education Classrooms in Shandong

http://www.womenofchina.cn/womenofchina/html1/features/education/1602/189-1.htm


Institutions, When Will You Open Your Doors?

http://www.brooklynrail.org/2016/02/criticspage/institutions-when-will-you-open-your-doors


Liberty and equality in education, health and wealth

http://www.thedailystar.net/supplements/25th-anniversary-special-part-4/liberty-and-equality-education-health-and-wealth-212023


Young men miss out as university gender gap remains at record levels

http://www.theguardian.com/education/2016/feb/04/young-men-miss-out-as-university-gender-gap-remains-at-record-levels


Business schools ‘must challenge leader stereotypes’

https://www.timeshighereducation.com/news/business-schools-must-challenge-leader-stereotypes


Demystifying the gender gap — Researchers explore why more women go to college than men

https://www.uiargonaut.com/2016/02/04/demystifying-the-gender-gap-researchers-explore-why-more-women-go-to-college-than-men/


OTHER

All-male Hampden Sydney starts projects but not looking to grow

http://www.richmond.com/news/virginia/article_e421a2b5-f437-530b-b666-f2db4b322a3c.html


Watch – Wellesley students endorse Bernie Sanders

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/powerpost/wp/2016/02/03/watch-wellesley-students-endorse-bernie-sanders/

Wesleyan Receives Record Number of Applications for Class of 2020

http://newsletter.blogs.wesleyan.edu/2016/02/01/2020applications/


After taking on long lines, Tapingo starts food delivery service

http://www.ocolly.com/news/article_c5253f7c-c629-11e5-8ad8-437b2b2beef2.html


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


CABIN FEVER DEBATES OFFER NEW STUDENTS A CHANCE TO LEARN THE CRAFT

http://www.thenorthernlight.org/cabin-fever-debates-offer-new-students-a-chance-to-learn-the-craft/


Industry-backed PhD students ‘not staying in private sector’

https://www.timeshighereducation.com/news/industry-backed-phd-students-not-staying-private-sector


Fraternity to begin recruiting after suspension

http://www.berkeleybeacon.com/news/2016/2/4/fraternity-to-begin-recruiting-after-suspension


UCLA must aggresively recruit more diverse faculty

http://dailybruin.com/2016/02/05/ucla-must-aggresively-recruit-more-diverse-faculty/


Department of Defense Lifts Ban on Tuition Assistance for University of Phoenix, But The Institution Still Faces Issues

http://www.goodcall.com/news/department-of-defense-lifts-ban-on-tuition-assistance-for-university-of-phoenix-but-the-institution-still-faces-issues-04425


Navitas and WKU end their partnership

http://wkuherald.com/news/navitas-and-wku-end-their-partnership/article_08d595b6-cae2-11e5-84f3-dbd7729f7cba.html


U.S. lags behind in many areas of higher ed

http://www.theintelligencer.com/gallery/news/article_5cf68e66-c907-11e5-9249-a7b8c0944f88.html


Presidents of Small Colleges Bank on Fund Raising to Survive

http://chronicle.com/article/Presidents-of-Small-Colleges/235148


Diversity work is never done, panel says

http://ucrtoday.ucr.edu/34787


They took the test but into a selective college without sending scores

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/grade-point/wp/2016/02/05/they-took-the-tests-but-they-got-into-a-selective-college-without-sending-scores/


 

 

 

 

EVENTS

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VIXENS HELPING VIXENS

Positive thoughts, prayers, and hugs are needed for Gwendolyn Hickey Babcock ’95 and her daughter Kaeden who is suffering from an undiagnosed brain disorder that triggers seizures often leading to respiratory arrest.  You may also donate to help out with the medical costs.

https://www.gofundme.com/kaeden?utm_source=internal&utm_medium=email&utm_content=cta_button&utm_campaign=upd_n


From John Edward Ashbrook in regards to his history class traveling to Europe this summer.

Hello everyone. I have some current students who want to attend my summer abroad course on the world wars and the Holocaust. We will be visiting battlefields in France, Belgium, Italy, and Poland, and Dachau, Majdanek, and Auschwitz between June 6 and July 3. The problem is lack of funding. I suggested they speak with the financial aid office first. But if they cannot get funding in that way, does anyone in this group have suggestions about how they could raise the money by March 10 or so? The trip per student is $3000. Airfare is separate but running about $1200. SBC alumna and friends pay $3500. Any ideas or advice is much appreciated! Thanks, John Ashbrook, SBC HISTORY

 


 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/

Vixen Watch for February 6, 2016