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/

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