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

2 thoughts on “VIXEN WATCH FOR FEBRUARY 27, 2016

  1. Nancy Wright says:

    Monika- have asked Donna Dodd to email you copy of Helen Lane’s invitation for Jacksonville event regarding the March 3rd celebration. Jacksonville alums will be celebrating at Helen’s on March 7th.

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