VIXEN WATCH FOR MARCH 26, 2016

ENJOY YOUR EASTER WEEKEND AND HAPPY EGG HUNTING.  

WELCOME TO ANOTHER EDITION OF VIXEN WATCH WHICH INCLUDES NEWS AND ARTICLES ON SWEET BRIAR COLLEGE, LIBERAL ARTS, STEM, STEAM, COLLEGE FINANCE, AND MORE.  

ON TOP OF THE LIST TODAY IS A STATEMENT ADOPTED BY THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS ON THE FIVE CORE PRINCIPALS AND STRATEGIC GOALS FOR THE FUTURE OF SWEET BRIAR COLLEGE.  IT IS IMPORTANT TO NOTE THAT THIS IS “THE BEGINNING OF AN INCLUSIVE STRATEGY PLANNING PROCESS“.  PLEASE READ AND FORWARD THIS IMPORTANT DOCUMENT.  IF YOU HAVE ANY COMMENTS YOU MAY CONTACT THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS AT SWEET BRIAR COLLEGE OR LEAVE A COMMENT HERE AT VIXEN WATCH. 

CorePrinciplesandStrategicGoals

YOU CAN ALSO READ THE BOARD DOCUMENTS FROM THE MEETING OF MARCH 20. 

http://sbc.edu/president/board-documents/

DON’T FORGET TO VOTE ONCE A DAY EVERY DAY UNTIL APRIL 15 FOR RACHEL PLATTEN’S ‘FIGHT SONG’ WHICH WAS FEATURED IN SWEET BRIAR VIDEOS LAST YEAR.  IF WE GET ENOUGH VOTES SHE WILL PERFORM LIFE ON CAMPUS AND SWEET BRIAR WILL HAVE A CHANCE TO WIN THE DAVID GOLDBERG $10,000 MUSIC AWARD.  GO TO 

http://play.chegg.com/rachelplatten?utm_source=facebook 

ADD YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS, CHECK THE BOX TO LET THEM KNOW THAT YOU ARE NOT A ROBOT, AND ADD SWEET BRIAR.  THAT’S IT – VERY EASY.  SO LET’S HAVE RACHEL PLATTEN PERFORM ON CAMPUS!!!!!

IF YOU NEED INFORMATION REGARDING THIS YEAR’S REUNION DATES, SCHEDULE, AND ACTIVITIES PLEASE GO TO 

http://sbc.edu/reunion/registration/

IF YOU PLAN TO VISIT THE SWEET BRIAR CAMPUS OR IF YOU LIVE NEARBY CONSIDER ATTENDING ONE OF THE MANY EVENTS OFFERED AT THE COLLEGE.  TO CHECK FOR AN EVENT, DATE, AND TIME PLEASE VISIT

http://sbc.edu/featured-events/

IF YOU HAVE AN EVENT YOU WOULD LIKE ME TO POST PLEASE SEND YOUR REQUEST TO THE COMMENT BOX. THANK YOU. 🙂

SWEET BRIAR NEWS

How the legal fight to save the college was won, from the attorney who fired the first shot

http://sbc.edu/news/how-the-legal-fight-to-save-the-college-was-won-from-the-attorney-who-fired-the-first-shot/


Next is NOW streamathon invites you ‘party with your past and fund our future’

Donate and call in to have your song played

http://sbc.edu/news/next-is-now-streamathon-invites-you-to-party-with-your-past-fund-our-future/


The Sweet Briar Business Seminar class this semester is hosting a 1 in 5 5k for RAINN, the Rape Abuse and Incest National Network. The 5k will begin in the upper quad and the trail will go along the dairy loop, a hilly road with beautiful views of the campus, going right through the riding center.
Registration Time 8am
Race Start Time 9am till 12pm or 1pm
This race is friendly for all ages and participants can choose to either run or walk. The name of the race stems from the statistic that 1 in 5 women in college will be victims of sexual assault (Time Magazine). For more information, please visit rainn.org

To register please visit https://www.picatic.com/event14579702624789668


Lady Cats trounce Sweet Briar 23 – 6

http://www.theintermountain.com/page/content.detail/id/596527.html


Hollinsn U strives in struggling sector

http://www.educationdive.com/news/hollins-u-thrives-in-struggling-sector/415994/


TaskRabbit founder Leah Busque to serve as Sweet Briar Colleges commencement speaker

http://wsls.com/2016/03/21/taskrabbit-founder-and-ceo-busque-to-serve-as-sweet-briar-colleges-commencement-speaker/


And the band plays on – community will party on the dell to wrap #sweetbriarforever month

http://sbc.edu/news/and-the-band-plays-on-community-will-party-on-the-dell-to-wrap-sweetbriarforever-month/

Fight for education transparency, accountability is never-ending

 http://watchdog.org/260123/transparency-2/

How the legal fight to save the College was won, from the attorney who fired the first shot

http://sbc.edu/news/how-the-legal-fight-to-save-the-college-was-won-from-the-attorney-who-fired-the-first-shot/

Rock Musical ‘Spring Awakening’ to ring in April events at Sweet Briar

http://sbc.edu/news/rock-musical-spring-awakening-to-ring-in-april-events-at-sweet-briar/

Two Vixen field hockey players named Scholars of Distinction

http://sbc.edu/news/two-vixen-field-hockey-players-named-scholars-of-distinction/

Forges by fire – 2016 presidential medalist’s mettle is tested

http://sbc.edu/news/forged-by-fire-2016-presidential-medalists-mettle-is-tested/

Group of Sweet Briar community artists to show works

http://sbc.edu/news/group-of-sweet-briar-community-artists-to-show-works/

Music and poetry unite in student-composed celebration of #sweetbriarforever month

http://sbc.edu/news/music-and-poetry-unite-in-student-composed-celebrations-of-sweetbriarforever-month/

Sweet Briar elects new board members from Richmond area

http://sbc.edu/news/sweet-briar-elects-new-board-members-from-richmond-area/


What’s news today – Sweet Briar explore engineering weekend kicks of today, March 25http://wsls.com/2016/03/25/whats-news-today-for-friday-march-25-2016/


Explore engineering at Sweet Briar is taking applications for summer 2016

http://sbc.edu/news/explore-engineering-at-sweet-briar-is-taking-applications-for-summer-2016/


“Sweet Briar alumnae in the Sarasota/Bradenton area of Florida recently gathered at the home of Louise Pulizzi, ’75, during the month of March to mark the Sweet Briar Forever celebration.”

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L. to R. – Kim (Patmore) Cool, ’62; Judy (Bensen) Stigle, “67; Emile Langlois, Director Emeritus of the Sweet Briar Junior Year in France Program; Pamela (Fromme) Formato, ’67; Martha (Baum) Carlton, ’62; Bonnie (Blew) Pierie, ’67. not pictured – Louise Pulizzi ’75


For more Sweet Briar news please visit

http://sbc.edu/news/

SUBMITTED BY MEMBERS OF THE SWEET BRIAR COMMUNITY

Submitted by Deirdre Conley

Jill Steenhuis, Sweet Briar alumna and artist just had six of her art works sold at a Paris art auction.  For more on Jill and her art please check out her blog

https://jillsteenhuis.wordpress.com/2016/03/18/paris-auction-results/

The jobs with the highest gender pay gaps

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-03-23/the-jobs-with-the-highest-gender-pay-gaps?trk=pulse-det-art_view_ext

and

https://www.glassdoor.com/research/studies/gender-pay-gap/


Posted on Facebook by the Sweet Briar College Cochran Library

A photo of the von Trapp Family visiting Sweet Briar in 1943

Posted on Facebook by Yolanda Reid

Sweet Briar History

 

SUMMER AT SWEET BRIAR

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Engineering Summer Course

http://oldweb.sbc.edu/sites/default/files/Engineering/2016%20Summer%20Explore%20Engineering.pdf


 

Alumnae Alliance

The Alumnae Alliance is requesting that all alumnae sign up on Alumnifire.  Alumnifire is an alumni run social media platform to share and connect.

Below are instructions on how to connect and articles with more information on Alumnifire.

Getting started with Alumnifire

AlumnifireTutorialandHow-To

LIBERAL ARTS

Editorial – new college ‘grade’ should be reassessed

http://www.heraldtribune.com/article/20160320/OPINION/160319623


Montana defends liberal arts, under fire in high-tech era

http://www.bozemandailychronicle.com/news/education/montana-defends-liberal-arts-under-fire-in-high-tech-era/article_b6eea231-09a9-524f-994e-1bbcbe953d79.html


Quo vadis?   Where are you going university?

http://www.newsminer.com/opinion/community_perspectives/quo-vadis-where-are-you-going-university/article_e137e1d2-ed76-11e5-b8b0-1b55bb318bf1.html


The rise of liberal arts in Hong Kong

http://www.theatlantic.com/education/archive/2016/03/the-rise-of-liberal-arts-in-china/474291/

Government rejects NTNUHS request to close art program

https://www.chinapost.com.tw/taiwan/national/national-news/2016/03/21/461325/Government-rejects.htm

Redraw lines of art education

http://www.tribuneindia.com/news/comment/redraw-lines-of-art-education/212002.html

Don’t cut humanities out of the University of Alaska; we’ll lose heart and innovation

http://www.adn.com/article/20160321/dont-cut-humanities-out-university-alaska-well-lose-heart-and-innovation

Liberal arts alumns tout benefits of their degrees

http://www.thevarsitynews.net/news/view.php/1018540/Liberal-arts-alums-tout-benefits-of-thei

The de-emphasis of writing in the workplace

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/gabrielle-m-peterson/the-deemphasis-of-writing_b_9523444.html

To speak, and move others to act

http://news.harvard.edu/gazette/story/2016/03/to-speak-and-move-others-to-act/

Purdue liberal arts plan divides students

http://www.jconline.com/story/news/college/2016/03/24/purdue-liberal-arts-plan-divides-students/82073446/

Faust urges West Point Cadets to study humanities

http://www.thecrimson.com/article/2016/3/25/faust-address-west-point/
and
http://news.harvard.edu/gazette/story/2016/03/to-speak-and-move-others-to-act/

High tea to help women

http://www.peacearchnews.com/community/373421781.html

Community discussion explores why humanities matter
http://www.montanakaimin.com/news/community-discussion-explores-why-humanities-matter/article_5f2ad056-f220-11e5-8164-f74339cf434d.html

Candidate for new math professor emphasizes liberal arts approach

http://theonlinecurrent.com/candidate-for-new-math-professor-emphasized-liberal-arts-approach/

Under the features desk, a liberal arts education in a bag

http://bcheights.com/news/features/2016/fernando-lucey-features-desk/


New graphic novel class combines literature and art

http://www.campuschroniclenews.com/new-graphic-novel-class-combines-literature-and-art/


Higher education offers wide choices, convenience

http://examiner-enterprise.com/news/local-news/higher-education-offers-wide-choices-convenience


The 10 emerging careers for college grads – yes, STEM is critical, but liberal arts can take heart

http://www.blackenterprise.com/education/top-10-emerging-careers-for-college-grads/

STEM

Women in Tech – Applying machine learning to stop abuse on the dark web

https://www.wearethorn.org/blog/women-in-tech-apply-machine-learning/


Gaining STEM, or STEAM – it’s our economic future

http://www.floridatoday.com/story/money/business/2016/03/20/gaining-stem-steam-economic-future/82045248/


3 reasons to enroll your student in a STEM program

http://www.koaa.com/story/31526868/3-reasons-to-enroll-your-student-in-a-stem-program

A bid to STEM the career tide

http://www.midlothianadvertiser.co.uk/news/local-news/a-bid-to-stem-the-career-tide-1-4072006

Students pursue STEM teaching despite parents’ concern

http://www.redandblack.com/uganews/students-pursue-stem-teaching-despite-parents-concern/article_e5d64fc0-ef66-11e5-97bb-bf94297f921b.html

CITGO fueling education program drives importance of STEM

http://fuelmarketernews.com/citgo-fueling-education-program-drives-importance-of-stem/

Community can help students continue robotics team

http://www.hendersondispatch.com/opinion/community-can-help-students-continue-robotics-team/article_5e418360-f045-11e5-98e9-efa44107048d.html

Domo arigato Ms. Robota?  UA and feds hope more local girls pursue science, technology, engineering and math

http://www.ohio.com/news/local/domo-arigato-ms-robota-ua-and-feds-hope-more-local-girls-pursue-science-technology-engineering-and-math-1.670351

Students get excited about careers in STEM

http://wbay.com/2016/03/19/students-get-excited-about-careers-in-stem/

House schedules vote on bill to “inspire women” in aerospace

http://www.spacepolicyonline.com/news/house-schedules-vote-on-bill-to-inspire-women-in-aerospace

What is sustainability? Zayed future energy prize’s growing alumni community, women in STEM….(Interview with Dr. Nawal Al-Hosany)

http://cleantechnica.com/2016/03/20/what-is-sustainability-zayed-future-energy-prizes-growing-alumni-community-women-in-stem-interview-with-dr-nawal-al-hosany/

A bid to STEM the career tide

http://www.midlothianadvertiser.co.uk/news/local-news/a-bid-to-stem-the-career-tide-1-4072006

“The perception of what it is to be a scientist needs to change”says Dr. Emily Grossman

http://www.wearethecity.com/perception-scientist-needs-change-says-dr-emily-grossman/

Experts –  collaborate to create next generation of women in STEM

http://www.usnews.com/news/articles/2016-03-21/experts-collaborate-to-create-next-generation-of-women-in-stem

Could 2016 be the tipping point for women in tech?

http://www.computerweekly.com/blogs/witsend/2016/03/could-2016-be-the-tipping-point-for-women-in-tech.html

YWCA of the city of New York issues recommendations aimed at addressing race and gender disparities in the STEM field

http://www.prweb.com/releases/2016/03/prweb13280850.htm
and

http://www.pressreleaserocket.net/ywca-of-the-city-of-new-york-issues-recommendations-aimed-at-addressing-race-and-gender-disparities-in-the-stem-field/425398/


National Academy of Inventors member to speak at OU Health Science Center

http://www.oudaily.com/news/national-academy-of-inventors-member-to-speak-at-ou-health/article_9c56be3a-e3d0-11e5-a6b2-a377c74c1b92.html


‘Women in Science’ brings local high school students to campus for a day of learninghttp://www.conncoll.edu/news/news-archive/2016/women-in-science-brings-local-high-school-students-to-campus-for-day-of-learning.html#.VvSy3_krLIU

Outreach engineering aims to increase STEM educationhttp://thelantern.com/2016/03/outreach-engineering-aims-to-increase-stem-education/

Dream Fair encourages girls to dream big in STEM fields, prep for the future

http://www.hollandsentinel.com/article/20160322/NEWS/160329696

11 amazing women in STEM

http://www.care2.com/causes/11-amazing-women-in-stem.html

Princeton – Plasma physics lab scientists provide a day of fun and inspiration for over 500 girls

http://www.centraljersey.com/news/the_princeton_packet/princeton-plasma-physics-lab-scientists-provide-a-day-of-fun/article_6c37e532-f07b-11e5-b920-9f05a27df229.html
and
http://www.newsworks.org/index.php/local/healthscience/92227-new-jersey-girls-find-a-voice-and-mentors-at-princeton-plasma-physics-lab-stem-conference

2016 Trailblazer – Susan Blessing leads way for women in physics

http://www.tallahassee.com/story/life/2016/03/22/2016-traiblazer-susan-blessing-leads-way-women-physics/82072986/

Power trip women’s summit inspires women to stick together

http://www.sfchronicle.com/style/article/Power-Trip-women-s-summit-inspires-women-to-6974532.php

Panel helps women prepare for medical school

http://www.dailylobo.com/article/2016/03/23-medical-panel

Women’s history month celebrated in March

http://www.timesjournal.com/government/article_377e2ddd-d695-59d6-91bd-12a1498d4e43.html

House approves Comstock bill encouraging girls to pursue STEM careers

https://riponadvance.com/stories/house-approves-comstock-bill-encouraging-girls-pursue-stem-careers/

Effort to spur women and minorities to pursue STEM careers worthy

http://www.union-bulletin.com/opinion/editorials/effort-to-spur-women-minorities-to-pursue-stem-careers-worthy/article_16950d06-f07d-11e5-921c-578141db3875.html
and
http://www.newswise.com/articles/fun-and-inspiration-for-575-young-women-at-pppl-s-young-women-s-conference
and
http://www.seattletimes.com/education-lab/new-bill-would-encourage-support-women-and-minorities-in-stem-fields/

Blind STEM applications benefit women, minorities

http://www.dailyevergreen.com/news/article_cd006ab0-eef5-11e5-92fb-d32378501fdf.html

Females encouraged to enter STEM fields at college series

http://ourtribune.com/article.php?id=19934

Five facts about astronaut Ellen Ochoa

http://energy.gov/articles/five-fast-facts-about-astronaut-ellen-ochoa

STEM education offers promise of jobs

http://arizonasonoranewsservice.com/stem-education-offers-promise-of-jobs/

Rooting students in STEM takes more than ‘boot camps’

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/rooting-students-in-stem-takes-more-than-boot-camps/2016/03/24/c973bd8a-f070-11e5-a2a3-d4e9697917d1_story.html

Op. Ed. Closing the gender and skills gap in STEM

http://www.usnews.com/news/stem-solutions/articles/2016-03-25/closing-the-gender-and-skills-gap-in-stem

Female researcher – make STEM ‘less competitive’ to ensure it’s inclusive to women

http://www.thecollegefix.com/post/26703/
Record breaking women in spaceflight history
http://www.space.com/32355-record-breaking-women-spaceflight-history.html?cmpid=514630_20160325_59741736&adbid=10153397772141466&adbpl=fb&adbpr=17610706465

Qenyo Labs and NACA inspired schools network announced the first My Brother’s Keeper Hackathon for native youth

http://www.prweb.com/releases/2016/03/prweb13283000.htm


Opinion – up a STREAM without a paddle

http://thechampionnewspaper.com/news/local/opinion-up-a-stream-without-a-paddle/


Presenter talks STEAM at Mount St. Mary Academy

http://www.kentonbee.com/news/2016-03-23/Education/Presenter_talks_STEAM_at_Mount_St_Mary_Academy.html


Support for Project Fibonacci flying in NUAIR joins list of sponsors for national STEAM youth conference

http://romesentinel.com/business/support-for-project-fibonacci-flying-in-nuair-joins-list-of-sponsors-for-national-steam-youth-conference/QBqpcv!IZoTnRcTGxokMG4VBEPYoA/


Picasso was wrong – how coding is leading the future of arts related careers

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/vidcode/picasso-was-wrong-how-cod_b_9522212.html


Navigating ‘Island’ Parenting – Manners, the pathway to success

http://www.caribbeannewsnow.com/headline-Navigating-‘Island’-Parenting%3A-Manners-the-Pathway-to-Success-29778.html


Jason Bradbury – Coding lessons in schools is a waste of time

http://www.trustedreviews.com/news/jason-bradbury-coding-lessons-in-schools-are-a-waste-of-time


The next Steve Jobs will come through a school like this

http://www.anglocelt.ie/news/roundup/articles/2016/03/24/4116866-the-next-steve-jobs-will-come-through-a-school-like-this/


SAG Harbor school district administration reveals Stella Maris survey results Wednesday

http://www.27east.com/news/article.cfm/Sag-Harbor/474490/Sag-Harbor-School-District-Administration-Reveals-Stella-Maris-Survey-Results-Wednesday


Swaner EcoCenter warms up with Spring break camps

http://www.parkrecord.com/scene/ci_29685963/swaner-ecocenter-warms-up-spring-break-camps

STUDENT RECRUITMENT

Heavy recruitment of Chinese students sows discord on US campuses

http://www.wsj.com/articles/heavy-recruitment-of-chinese-students-sows-discord-on-u-s-campuses-1458224413


Burrows – a call for collegiate cooperation, not competition

http://www.thonline.com/news/opinion/article_a7591b12-dac3-5c4a-a724-03cf098d1962.html


College actively recruiting undocumented students

http://redalertpolitics.com/2016/03/20/college-actively-recruiting-undocumented-students/ 


American universities lucrative market – China  http://www.cbsnews.com/news/american-universities-lucrative-market-china/ 


Public College opens new frontier in college in education privatization


Monmouth College guarantees incoming students internship, study abroad, and graduation in four years


Graduate schools recruitment efforts pay off


Northwestern’s acceptance rate hits record low at 10.7 percent


Ken Steele – Eduvation – Canada


Oregon FFA convention offers students a view to the future


Council of Trustees meeting attracts active students leaders

COLLEGE SUSTAINABILITY

Ithaca College still behind on renewable energy usage

https://theithacan.org/news/ithaca-college-still-behind-on-renewable-energy-usage/


Community college teams propose ways to improve natural resource sustainability

https://theithacan.org/news/ithaca-college-still-behind-on-renewable-energy-usage/


The sustainable CAPLA – From curriculum to the building itself one college sets a new bar for sustainability

http://dighton.wickedlocal.com/article/20160325/OPINION/160326696


WOMEN IN HIGHER EDUCATION.

The medical doctor who now leads Wellesley

https://www.bostonglobe.com/opinion/2016/03/24/the-medical-doctor-who-now-leads-wellesley/vKlQtebx4eu4MsXZ7YkhXM/story.html


Women’s history month reminder of feminist fight
 http://www.centralfloridafuture.com/story/opinion/2016/03/25/womens-history-month-reminder-feminist-fight/82179324/

Even with higher education, obese women run greater risk of depression

http://medicalxpress.com/news/2016-03-higher-obese-women-greater-depression.html

Women in education – a retirement bright spot

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/diane-oakley/women-in-education-a-reti_b_9516242.html

Soroptimists award three women who have overcome challenges

http://www.santacruzsentinel.com/article/NE/20160321/NEWS/160329924

Baylor hosts month- long events for women’s history month

https://baylorlariat.com/2016/03/22/baylor-hosts-month-long-events-for-womens-history-month/

Women in Asia ‘better at planning a business education’

https://www.timeshighereducation.com/news/women-in-asia-better-at-planning-a-business-education

Are we in a higher education bubble?

http://www.slate.com/blogs/quora/2016/03/24/are_we_in_a_higher_education_bubble.html

Former OTC student improves herself, others, through higher education

http://www.news-leader.com/story/news/local/2016/03/24/former-otc-student-improves-herself-others-through-higher-education/82208236/

Monroe college holds 4th annual “female empowerment” event for young women of color from local high schools

http://www.benzinga.com/pressreleases/16/03/p7759251/monroe-college-holds-4th-annual-female-empowerment-event-for-young-wome

EVENTS

Below is a collection on events that are happening around the country.  For more information on events in particular around Sweet Briar please check

http://sbc.edu/featured-events/

charlotte


 

For tickets and RSVP go to  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/second-annual-sweet-briar-college-an-afternoon-in-paradise-tickets-23446278450?aff=efbneb

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 MARCH 26, 2016

Vixen Watch for March 19, 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.  

PLEASE DON’T FORGET TO SCROLL ALL THE WAY DOWN TO THE ‘VIXENS HELPING VIXENS‘ AND ‘THE CHARITABLE VIXEN‘ SECTIONS.  

PLEASE DON’T FORGET TO VOTE ONCE A DAY EVERY DAY UNTIL APRIL 15 FOR RACHEL PLATTEN’S ‘FIGHT SONG’ WHICH WAS FEATURED IN SWEET BRIAR VIDEOS LAST YEAR.  IF WE GET ENOUGH VOTES SHE WILL PERFORM LIFE ON CAMPUS AND SWEET BRIAR WILL HAVE A CHANCE TO WIN THE DAVID GOLDBERG $10,000 MUSIC AWARD.  GO TO 

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ADD YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS, CHECK THE BOX TO LET THEM KNOW THAT YOU ARE NOT A ROBOT, AND ADD SWEET BRIAR.  THAT’S IT – VERY EASY.  SO LET’S HAVE RACHEL PLATTEN PERFORM ON CAMPUS!!!!!

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SWEET BRIAR NEWS

Charlotte alumnae met last week Saturday


 

Interested in a job at Sweet Briar?  Here’s a list of job openings

http://oldweb.sbc.edu/human-resources/open-positions


The Spring edition for the Sweet Briar Magazine is out

https://www.yumpu.com/en/document/view/55313023/sweet-briar-college-magazine-spring-2016


Highschool students to study creative writing and studio art at BLUR, an intensive Sweet Briar College camp

http://sbc.edu/news/high-school-students-to-study-creative-writing-and-studio-art-at-blur-intensive-sweet-briar-college-camp/


Award winning poet Lisa Russ Spaar and newcomer Jim Whiteside to read at Sweet Briar

http://sbc.edu/news/award-winning-poet-lisa-russ-spaar-and-newcomer-jim-whiteside-to-read-at-sweet-briar/


Summer art camp available to high schoolers

http://www.salisburypost.com/2016/03/17/summer-art-camp-available-to-high-schoolers/


Sweet Briar alumna Lauren M Schwartz, PhD., ’09 helping farmers increase crop production

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/diane-propsner/lauren-m-schwartz-phd-hel_b_9476738.html


As neighboring campus faced death, Hollins U. set itself apart

http://chronicle.com/article/As-Neighboring-Campus-Faced/235706


 

Five cool campus clubs you might want to join

http://sbc.edu/news/five-cool-campus-clubs-you-might-want-to-join-at-sweet-briar/


Next is NOW streamathon invites you to ‘party with your past, fund our future’

http://sbc.edu/news/next-is-now-streamathon-invites-you-to-party-with-your-past-fund-our-future/


 

 

SUBMITTED BY MEMBERS OF THE SWEET BRIAR COMMUNITY

Posted by Leslie Hertz Firestone on Facebook

160 private colleges fail education dept.’s financial responsibilities test. 
Hint – Sweet Briar isn’t one of them 🙂

Posted on Facebook by Florence Barnick

For the fourth successive year students at Sweet Briar College, Sweet Briar, VA, have selected a brunette for MAY queen.  The queen is Vesta Murray of Columbia, S.C. and New York City.  The festival will take place on the campus May 7.


 Posted by D.J. Gallagher on Facebook
These are the 10 most sublimely beautiful college campuses in America

Posted on Facebook by Claire Dennison Griffith

A Sweet Briar Student success story

 

SUMMER AT SWEET BRIAR

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Engineering Summer Course

http://oldweb.sbc.edu/sites/default/files/Engineering/2016%20Summer%20Explore%20Engineering.pdf


The Past Year – A Bit of Sweet Briar’s History

From the Troutman Sanders website

http://www.troutmansanders.com/troutman-sanders-advises-saving-sweet-briar-06-15-2015/

Alumnae Alliance

The Alumnae Alliance is requesting that all alumnae sign up on Alumnifire.  Alumnifire is an alumni run social media platform to share and connect.

Below are instructions on how to connect and articles with more information on Alumnifire.

Getting started with Alumnifire

AlumnifireTutorialandHow-To

LIBERAL ARTS

College Changes

http://www.timesargus.com/article/20160313/OPINION01/160319850


Creativity and learning for the conceptual age

http://www.brookings.edu/blogs/brown-center-chalkboard/posts/2016/03/14-creativity-learning-conceptual-age-araya


Innovation in the humanities – why modern employers are turning to arts graduates to set them apart from the crowd

https://www.studyinternational.com/news/innovation-humanities-why-modern-employers-are-turning-to-arts-graduates-to-set-them-apart


Selling the (underappreciated ) value of a liberal arts education

http://ottawacitizen.com/news/local-news/selling-the-underappreciated-value-of-a-liberal-arts-education


New trend – schools build programs for the intersection of liberal arts and STEM

http://www.goodcall.com/news/new-trend-schools-build-programs-for-the-intersection-of-liberal-arts-and-stem-05137


Liberal arts are where we learn how to be citizens

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/byron-williams/liberal-arts-are-where-we_b_9484848.html


While liberal arts decline in the US, China and other economic rivals add them

http://hechingerreport.org/while-liberal-arts-decline-in-u-s-china-and-other-economic-rivals-add-them/


Humanities Institute’s panel on careers and liberal arts, March 22

http://news.fairfield.edu/topstories/topstoryheadline,120249,en.html


Thomas Jefferson would not have liked this college trend

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/answer-sheet/wp/2016/03/18/thomas-jefferson-would-not-have-liked-this-college-trend/


 

Grooming global business leaders

http://www.thestar.com.my/metro/community/2016/03/19/grooming-global-business-leaders-japanese-multinational-corporation-looking-for-candidates-for-its-c/

STEM

STEM takes center stage at UNI education summit

http://wcfcourier.com/news/local/education/stem-takes-center-stage-at-uni-education-summit/article_7463ec9e-3795-5a53-92d4-81d2f1700bef.html


Why an MIT PhD says big data education is now ‘Fundamentally Important’

http://bostinno.streetwise.co/2016/03/11/mit-phd-paul-barth-on-big-data-stem-education-data-science/


Focus on STEM is narrowing pupils’ world view warns former global teaching prize winner

https://www.tes.com/news/school-news/breaking-news/focus-stem-narrowing-pupils-world-view-warns-former-global-teaching


CITGO renews commitment to Moody High School, boosting STEM education for Corpus Christi

http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/citgo-renews-commitment-to-moody-high-school-boosting-stem-education-for-corpus-christi-students-300235243.html


STEM students look to improve  water quality, garner support for education

http://www.thesuburbanite.com/article/20160314/NEWS/160309273


Four-day Int. Conference ‘Aligarh Nano-V and STEM CON-16’ conducted

http://nvonews.com/four-day-int-conference-aligarh-nano-v-and-stem-con-16-conducted/


It’s not a man’s world – women in STEM

https://nsucurrent.nova.edu/its-not-a-mans-world-women-in-stem/


Teens love engineering but from a safe distance

http://www.itproportal.com/2016/03/16/teens-love-engineering-but-from-a-safe-distance/


There is too much emphasis placed on STEM

http://www.dailycardinal.com/article/2016/03/there-is-too-much-emphasis-placed-in-stem


Teaching STEM skills with NAO robots

https://thejournal.com/articles/2016/03/17/teaching-stem-skills-with-nao-robots.aspx


Marvel Studios launches STEM program for girls

http://nerdreactor.com/2016/03/11/marvel-studios-launches-stem-program-for-girls/

and

http://mic.com/articles/137712/marvel-studios-is-unveiling-a-new-plan-to-bring-women-into-stem#.CY2ti6SuE

and

http://www.babble.com/entertainment/marvel-launches-nationwide-contest-for-girls-who-love-stem/

and

http://fusion.net/story/279727/captain-america-civil-war-challenge/

and

http://mstarsnews.musictimes.com/articles/108788/20160314/teen-girls-win-internship-marvel-studios-science-tech-contest.htm

and

http://www.themovienetwork.com/article/marvel-launches-girls-reforming-future-challenge-stem-innovators


RIT recognized nationally as ‘Diversity Champion’ by INSIGHT into Diversity

http://www.rit.edu/news/story.php?id=54864


Female STEM students assemble for Marvel Internship Challenege

http://www.thefrisky.com/2016-03-18/female-stem-students-marvel-internship/


Engineering professor to speak on women in STEM careers at EIU

Girl Power – She tech links growing number of high school girls to STEM

http://www.heraldextra.com/news/local/education/girl-power-shetech-links-growing-number-of-high-school-girls/article_84f67b62-095f-59d7-bdbb-0d5deefbbd7f.html


1.2k high school girls participate in STEM event

http://www.ksl.com/?nid=1012&sid=38858588


New research and exchange initiatives to boost science

http://www.universityworldnews.com/article.php?story=20160312145815896


Stop the madness – dream big

http://www.floridatoday.com/story/money/business/2016/03/13/dreaming-big-womens-accomplishments-future/81640950/


Girls encouraged to break gender barrier

http://www.dailylocal.com/article/DL/20160313/NEWS/160319914

Local resident launches Dreamgirls supporting STEM for girls

https://www.tapinto.net/towns/sparta/articles/local-resident-launches-dreamgirls-supporting-ste


STEM conference opens girls’ eyes to future possibilities

http://lompocrecord.com/news/local/stem-conference-opens-girls-eyes-to-future-possibilities/article_32f09d13-2133-53d3-9a2a-7cfb09f2ea12.html


Girls urged to get involved with STEM subjects

http://www.eveningtimes.co.uk/news/14343822.Girls_urged_to_get_involved_with_STEM_subjects/


Inspiring girls into STEM careers

http://www.portsmouth.co.uk/news/education/inspiring-girls-into-stem-careers-1-7276112


Montreal’s first Scientista chapter launches at McGill

http://www.mcgilltribune.com/sci-tech/montreals-first-scientista-chapter-launches-at-mcgill-031416/


Why women are leaving tech and how to prevent it

http://www.techvibes.com/blog/why-women-are-leaving-tech-and-how-to-prevent-it-2016-03-15


Florida Poly Foundation supports women in STEM with inaugural lunch and lab

http://www.benzinga.com/pressreleases/16/03/p7712675/florida-poly-foundation-supports-women-in-stem-with-inaugural-lunch-lab


NASA television to air women’s history month STEM event at Goddard

http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/nasa-television-to-air-womens-history-month-stem-event-at-goddard-300236341.html


Stars in Superbowl commercial encourage STEM for girls

http://abc11.com/education/stars-in-super-bowl-commercial-encourage-stem-for-girls/1247101/


These 5 scientists are saving the world

http://www.thememo.com/2016/03/16/loreal-unesco-women-in-science-programme-women-in-stem-awards/


Susie Wollf helps inspire women to get into STEM subjects

http://www.scotsman.com/future-scotland/tech/susie-wolff-helps-inspire-women-to-get-into-stem-subjects-1-4073329


Speaker highlights gender inequity in STEM fields

http://ndsmcobserver.com/2016/03/speaker-highlights-inequity-stem-fields/


Equipping the next generation of Lebanese girls with STEM

http://www.wamda.com/memakersge/2016/03/girls-got-it-empowers-the-next-generation-in-embracing-interest-in-stem-majors


Etsy bill promotes women entrepreneurs in science and technology

http://www.newstimes.com/local/article/Esty-bill-promotes-women-entrepreneurs-in-science-6895920.php


Heinrich marks women’s history month by increasing opportunities for women and minorities in STEM

http://krwg.org/post/heinrich-marks-womens-history-month-increasing-opportunities-women-and-minorities-stem


How 4 women in data are revolutionizing careers in tech

https://www.umbel.com/blog/influence/how-4-women-data-are-revolutionizing-careers-tech/


Hirono co-introduces STEM booster act, honors women on senate floor

http://bigislandnow.com/2016/03/17/hirono-co-introduces-stem-booster-act-honors-women-on-senate-floor/

and

http://politicalnews.me/?id=37934&keys=STEM-BOOSTER-ACT-LEGISLATION


 Robot battles sparks female students’ interest in STEM subjects

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-03-18/robot-battle-grabs-female-students-interest-in-stem-subjects/7257276


Tata Consultancy Services and Million Women Mentors Celebrate 650,000 Mentor Pledge Milestone to Advance Girls, Young Women and Minorities in STEM

http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/tata-consultancy-services-and-million-women-mentors-celebrate-650000-mentor-pledge-milestone-to-advance-girls-young-women-and-minorities-in-stem-300238186.html

and

http://www.indiainfoline.com/article/news-top-story/tcs-and-million-women-mentors-celebrate-650-000-mentor-pledge-milestone-116031800442_1.html

and

http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/tech/ites/tcs-and-mwm-reach-650000-pledges-for-stem-mentors/articleshow/51458002.cms


My View – moves to tech education don’t support wages

http://www.mankatofreepress.com/opinion/my-view-moves-to-tech-education-don-t-support-wages/article_28c55dbd-b689-5623-8f7c-5620b1d8a2f1.html

Vodafone Americas Foundation – Empowering women through technology

http://www.techrepublic.com/article/vodafone-americas-foundation-empowering-women-through-technology/

Annual symposium showcases science and math opportunities
http://www.fairfaxtimes.com/articles/fairfax_county/annual-symposium-showcases-science-and-math-opportunities/article_c3667c82-ed39-11e5-9bf7-2fac0d3b0157.html

Women’s history month Twitter chat on changing the face of leadership in STEM
http://energy.gov/articles/women-s-history-month-twitter-chat-changing-face-leadership-stem


STEAM

Education shining brightly in school systems

http://www.hartselleenquirer.com/2016/03/11/education-shining-brightly-in-school-systems/


WCSU offers summer STEAM programs
http://patch.com/new-york/carrollgardens/wcsu-offers-summer-steam-program


STEAM expo shows students career opportunities

http://www.wtvm.com/story/31449874/steam-expo-shows-students-career-opportunities


Forget STEM, event at Visitation School now advocates STEAM careers for young girls

http://www.fox9.com/news/106146692-story


400 students participate in math competition

http://www.pnj.com/story/news/local/education/2016/03/12/400-students-participate-math-competition/81700770/


Young scientist minds impress at Quatar STEAM fair

http://www.albawaba.com/business/pr/young-scientific-minds-impress-qatar-steam-fair-816152

and

http://www.thepeninsulaqatar.com/doha-today/community-plus/373939/qatar-steam-fires-up-young-researchers


8 maker tools to inspire next-gen innovation and design

http://www.eschoolnews.com/2016/03/14/8-maker-tools-to-inspire-next-gen-innovation-and-design/


MGA’s project Mc2 backs British Science Week

http://www.toynews-online.biz/news/read/mga-s-project-mc2-backs-british-science-week/046235


British International School of Chicago, Lincoln Park exhibits New ‘STEM’s’ [STEAM] at the Midwest Premier Flower Show

http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/british-international-school-of-chicago-lincoln-park-exhibits-new-stems-at-the-midwests-premier-flower-show-300235187.html


HU to host conference on minority under-representation in STEAM fields

http://www.dailypress.com/news/education/dp-nws-education-notebook-0315-20160314-story.html


Students explore careers in STEAM

http://www.binghamtonhomepage.com/news/local-news/students-explore-careers-in-steam


Langdon hosts STEAM academy

http://www.grandforksherald.com/news/education/3987870-langdon-hosts-steam-academy


An elementary school teaming up with a college – Wheeler partnership with Molloy  adds art component

http://liherald.com/stories/Wheeler-partnership-with-Molloy-adds-art-component,77878?content_source=&category_id=5&search_filter=&event_mode=&event_ts_from=&list_type=&order_by=&order_sort=&content_class=&sub_type=&town_id=


Juan Diego Florez launches initiative to boost educational inclusion

http://www.andina.com.pe/Ingles/noticia-juan-diego-florez-launches-initiative-to-boost-educational-inclusion-603737.aspx


How to empower more women in technology careers

http://www.womensagenda.com.au/talking-about/top-stories/item/6861-how-to-empower-more-women-into-technology-careers


Mural with a message

http://www.salemnews.com/news/local_news/mural-with-a-message/article_f2299567-52e2-5abd-aadb-2de0f697bb01.html


Digital toys and STEAM

http://blogs.abc.net.au/queensland/2016/03/digital-toys-and-steam-on-trend-with-andre-la-porte.html


My crowdfunding campaign  – Math – and science – inspired dresses

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/on-small-business/wp/2016/03/18/my-crowdfunding-campaign-math-and-science-inspired-dresses/


Teacher training helping students

https://elkintribune.com/news/5238/teacher-training-helping-students


Governor  welcomes STEAM lab in Dover

http://www.fosters.com/article/20160318/NEWS/160319413


 

The importance of STEAM learning

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/vidcode/the-importance-of-steam-l_b_9488898.html

STUDENT RECRUITMENT

Recruiting foreign students Catholic schools fill seats and coffers

http://www.philly.com/philly/news/20160313_Recruiting_foreign_students__Catholic_schools_fill_seats_and_coffers.html


Recruiting from the reservation – UW boosts effort to train Native American medical students

http://host.madison.com/wsj/news/local/health-med-fit/recruiting-from-the-reservation-uw-boosts-effort-to-train-native/article_7a542819-ed66-5aa3-9a5b-de3ffe73a892.html


Issues with diversity on campus continues

http://www.theintelligencer.com/commentary/article_c510f02c-e9ff-11e5-9a69-5b29527d923b.html


New ground for Pearson

https://www.insidehighered.com/news/2016/03/17/pearson-jumps-community-college-student-recruiting-new-cincinnati-state-partnership

and

https://www.edsurge.com/news/2016-03-18-pearson-moves-into-community-college-recruiting


Class apart – A growing number of European students are opting to pay for their education

http://www.economist.com/news/europe/21695002-growing-number-european-students-are-opting-pay-their-education-class-apart


President Stanley’s diversity plan draft seeks to address student issueshttp://www.sbindependent.org/president-stanleys-diversity-plan-draft-seeks-to-address-student-issues/


 

New Mexico college seeks immigrant students in US illegally
http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2016/mar/18/new-mexico-college-seeks-immigrant-students-in-us-/

Corinthian Colleges allegedly recruited homeless students, advertised non-existent programs
https://consumerist.com/2016/03/18/corinthian-colleges-allegedly-recruited-homeless-students-advertised-non-existent-programs/
and
http://time.com/money/4264670/corinthian-colleges-recruitment-strategy-emails/

COLLEGE EQUESTRIANS

Albion College creates new eventing hub in the Midwest

http://useventing.com/news/albion-college-creates-new-eventing-hub-midwest


 

Local equestrian team to compete at national finals

http://augustafreepress.com/local-equestrian-team-compete-national-finals/

COLLEGE FINANCES

A push to make libraries 3.0 – how a small liberal arts college landed big Mellon money

http://www.insidephilanthropy.com/home/2016/3/15/a-push-to-make-libraries-30-how-a-small-liberal-arts-college.html


Minority women face barriers in paying off their student debt, study finds

http://www.thedp.com/article/2016/03/minority-women-student-debt

Financial aid shift hurt low income students the most

http://www.educationdive.com/news/financial-aid-shifts-hurt-lower-income-students-the-most/415915/

 

 

 WOMEN IN HIGHER EDUCATION

Event aimed at tomorrow’s women leaders

http://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/news/2016/mar/17/our-lady-of-peace-womens-symposium/


I was called a bitch during mock trial competition, and this is what is says about sexism on campus

http://www.bustle.com/articles/141327-i-was-called-a-bitch-during-mock-trial-competition-and-this-is-what-it-says-about

2016 International Women’s Day Theme – ‘Pledge for parity’

http://www.chronicle.co.zw/2016-international-womens-day-theme-pledge-for-parity/

UNG celebrates Women’s History Month with the Women’s Leadership Initiative
http://ung.edu/news/articles/2016/03/ung-celebrates-womens-history-month-with-the-womens-leadership-initiative.php

Gender parity still a challenge in education and employment
http://ung.edu/news/articles/2016/03/ung-celebrates-womens-history-month-with-the-womens-leadership-initiative.php

Women’s education and love affairs in 19th century America
http://www.dailyxtra.com/news-and-ideas/opinion/womens-education-and-love-affairs-in-19th-century-america-187753

First Lady wants young girls to challenge the status quo
http://kxan.com/2016/03/16/first-lady-hopes-to-inspire-girls-at-sxsw/

Touro Women’s Leadership Council hosts panel on Roles of Women in Academic Leadership
http://www.touro.edu/news/press-releases/womens-leadership-panel-31616.php

Advancing staff equality category – award winner and runner up
http://www.theguardian.com/higher-education-network/2016/mar/17/advancing-staff-equality-category-award-winner-and-runner-up

10 Caribbean and Latin American nations where women are more educated than men
http://www.newsamericasnow.com/10-caribbean-and-latin-american-nations-where-women-are-more-educated-than-men-2/

A woman’s life story can be found in unexpected sources, says Laurel Thatcher Ulrich
http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865650325/A-womans-life-story-can-be-found-in-unexpected-sources-says-Laurel-Thatcher-Ulrich.html?pg=all

OTHER

At some colleges, your gender – man or woman – might give you an admission edge

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/grade-point/wp/2016/03/13/want-an-edge-in-college-admissions-see-the-schools-where-women-and-men-have-an-advantage/


Want a college admission edge?  These schools might give you a gender advantage

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/grade-point/wp/2016/03/14/want-a-college-admissions-edge-these-schools-might-give-you-a-gender-advantage


Women leaders at Ferris

http://fsutorch.com/2016/03/16/women-leaders-ferris/


Dowling College finds academic partner to protect future

http://www.newsday.com/long-island/education/dowling-college-finds-academic-partner-to-protect-future-1.11577794


Senate requests more information on joint venture with Chinese university

http://ndsmcobserver.com/2016/03/senate-push-for-more-information-on-nd-and-zhejiang-university-joint-school/


KU program aims to help student retention

http://www.hutchnews.com/news/local_state_news/ku-program-aims-to-help-student-retention/article_8af8b94d-fa9c-5e6a-a373-ee389366e73c.html

and

http://6lawrence.com/news/education/18202-ku-college-of-liberal-arts-gives-students-a-second-chance-at-success


Live chat round-up – how can universities fight gender inequality?

http://www.theguardian.com/higher-education-network/2016/mar/16/gender-equality-universities-pay-gap-career-progression


Admitting Trans Students to single sex colleges – is current law on their side?


Feds investigating Stonehill College for handling sexual assault


Pay it forward

 

 

EVENTS

Below is a collection on events that are happening around the country.  For more information on events in particular around Sweet Briar please check

http://sbc.edu/featured-events/

charlotte


 

 

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/

 

 

Vixen Watch for March 19, 2016

VIXEN WATCH FOR MARCH 12, 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.  

PRESIDENT STONE JUST WRAPPED UP HIS FLORIDA TRIP WHICH INCLUDED JACKSONVILLE, VERO BEACH AND DELRAY BEACH.  HE TALKED ABOUT HIS TRIP TO CHINA AND HOW IMPRESSED THE CHINESE WERE WHEN THEY HEARD ABOUT OUR FIGHT TO KEEP SWEET BRIAR COLLEGE OPEN.  HE ALSO MENTIONED THAT SWEET BRIAR COLLEGE STILL NEEDS CONTINUED HELP FROM SWEET BRIAR ALUMNAE UNTIL THE COLLEGE HAS THE PROJECTED AMOUNT OF 800 ENROLLED STUDENTS WHICH IS THE MAGIC NUMBER.  ALUMNAE CAN ALSO HELP BY RECRUITING HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS.  BELOW ARE PHOTOS FROM THE DELRAY BEACH EVENT WHICH WAS GRACIOUSLY HOSTED BY CYNTHIA OTTAWAY ’57

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 THE GOAL TO RAISE $1 MILLION BY MARCH 10 – COMMEMORATING THE ANNIVERSARY OF THE FATEFUL DAY ON MARCH 3, 2015 AND CELEBRATING INDIANA FLETCHER’S BIRTHDAY ON MARCH 10 – WAS MET ABOVE AND BEYOND.  THANK YOU TO ALL WHO CONTRIBUTED!  

IF YOU HAVE AN EVENT YOU WOULD LIKE ME TO POST PLEASE SEND YOUR REQUEST TO THE COMMENT BOX.  THANK YOU. 🙂

 

SWEET BRIAR NEWS

A message of gratitude from President Stone

http://sbc.edu/news/a-message-of-gratitude-from-president-stone/


Sweet Briar’s JYA in Paris – America’s oldest coeducational intercollegiate study abroad program in Paris – names French woman as new director

http://sbc.edu/news/sweet-briars-jyf-in-paris-americas-oldest-coeducational-intercollegiate-study-abroad-program-in-paris-names-parisian-as-new-director/

and

http://m.newsadvance.com/new_era_progress/lifestyles/sbc-announces-appointment-of-jyf-in-paris-director/article_c95239f5-27ac-55d7-9f40-06bd39c6f5ee.html?mode=jqm


Interview with President Stone

 


Sweet Briar College marks one year of survival after closure scare

http://www.wsj.com/articles/sweet-briar-college-marks-one-year-of-survival-after-closure-scare-1457173802


Sweet Briar College celebrating its future

http://www.nbc29.com/story/31394365/sweet-briar-college-celebrating-its-future


Sweet Briar community marks anniversary of closure announcement, looks forward

http://www.richmond.com/news/virginia/article_88ba7e2d-c57f-5ea6-8c81-43ed16159c40.html


US watch – third article

http://www.wsj.com/articles/u-s-watch-1457306200


Sweet Briar College marks one year since overcoming the odds

http://www.newsplex.com/home/headlines/Sweet-Briar-College-Marks-One-Year-Since-Overcoming-the-Odds-371216951.html


Modernism and World War I expert Vincent Sherry to speak at Sweet Briar

http://sbc.edu/news/modernism-and-world-war-i-expert-vincent-sherry-to-speak-at-sweet-briar/


Twins thrive in Sweet Briar’s JYS in Seville program, make most of the experience

http://sbc.edu/news/twins-thrive-in-sweet-briars-jys-in-seville-program-make-most-of-the-experience/


Sweet Briar College launches Women’s Leadership Program for exceptional Chinese students

http://sbc.edu/news/sweet-briar-launches-womens-leadership-program-for-exceptional-chinese-students/


Sweet Briar exhibit highlights budding Amherst artists

http://sbc.edu/news/sweet-briar-exhibit-highlights-budding-amherst-artists/


College tennis – Aggies drop 6:3 decisions to Sweet Briar

http://www.theintell.com/sports/college/delval-college/college-tennis-aggies-drop—decisions-to-sweet-briar/article_dd404cd6-e73b-11e5-a38d-1ffc9e203e64.html


Randolph college turns 125 years, celebrates founder – Sweet Briar raises funds on Indiana Fletcher’s birthday

http://www.newsadvance.com/news/local/randolph-college-turns-and-sweet-briar-celebrates-her-founder/article_0a706d8e-bbfe-5658-844d-b35f574c7e62.html


Alumna named top trainer in Ohio

http://sbc.edu/news/alumna-named-top-trainer-ohio/


Dwayne Yancey play on Russian tragedy to be read amid Soviet propaganda posters

http://sbc.edu/news/dwayne-yancey-play-on-russian-tragedy-to-be-read-amid-soviet-propaganda-posters/

SUBMITTED BY MEMBERS OF THE SWEET BRIAR COMMUNITY

Posted on Facebook by Amoret Jorgensen

This is a great recruiting video to share with any prospective student. 


Submitted by Deirdre Conley

Historian to speak on Monacan Indians in Nelson County

http://www.dailyprogress.com/news/local/historian-to-speak-on-monacan-indians-in-nelson-county/article_29262007-fafe-5ece-9876-18dbbef8f0cd.html

and

Why do Ambitious Women Have Flat Heads…
Dame Stephanie Shirley is the most successful tech entrepreneur you never heard of. In the 1960s, she founded a pioneering all-woman software company in the UK, which was ultimately valued at $3 billion, making millionaires of 70 of her team members. In this frank and often hilarious talk, she explains why she went by “Steve,” how she upended the expectations of the time, and shares some sure-fire ways to identify ambitious women …
Dame Stephanie ShirleyEntrepreneur and philanthropist

Posted on Facebook by DJ Stanhope

Developing the next generation of leaders at women’s colleges

http://www.aacu.org/campus-model/developing-next-generation-leaders-womens-colleges


Posted by Jane Dure on Facebook

The Van Der Meer Tennis camp is coming back to Sweet Briar

http://www.vandermeertennis.com/sweetbriar_tennis.htm


Submitted by Deirdre Conley

International Women’s Day 2016

http://www2.unwomen.org/en/news/in-focus/international-womens-day


Submitted by Deirdre Conley

Yes, the world really can eliminate gender inequality
https://medium.com/bill-melinda-gates-foundation/yes-the-world-really-can-eliminate-gender-equality-34608a438a2a#.zea6fqg53

ARTICLES OF THE PAST YEAR

Sweet Briar supporters form not-for-profit to fight college’s closure

http://www.newsadvance.com/news/local/sweet-briar-alumnae-hire-law-firm-to-fight-closure/article_07d26226-c420-11e4-a8dc-4ba3ed570f77.html


Sweet Briar’s heart, its soul, and its conscience

http://m.newsadvance.com/opinion/editorials/sweet-briar-s-heart-its-soul-and-its-conscience/article_f12b0720-c448-11e4-bd02-a349a2edd94b.html?mode=jqm

 

SUMMER AT SWEET BRIAR

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Engineering Summer Course

http://oldweb.sbc.edu/sites/default/files/Engineering/2016%20Summer%20Explore%20Engineering.pdf


Alumnae Allicance

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

LIBERAL ARTS

Guest commentary – Good advice – ‘Get a liberal arts degree’

http://www.pantagraph.com/news/opinion/columns/guest-commentary-good-advice—-get-a-liberal/article_0273a96a-f833-5f31-a7eb-3df8e3fec79a.html


Incentives for STEM majors a concern for proponents of liberal arts

http://www.dailycardinal.com/article/2016/03/incentives-for-stem-majors-a-concern-for-proponents-of-liberal-arts


Are some sciences the new liberal arts?

http://www.ozy.com/fast-forward/are-some-sciences-the-new-liberal-arts/67157

Billion dollar question to identify and realise your aspiration

http://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/education/billion-dollar-question-to-identify-and-realise-your-aspiration

Liberal arts under attack…. consequences

http://robesonian.com/opinion/85121/liberal-arts-under-attack-consequences

Increasing humanities requirements demonstrates a double standard

http://stanfordreview.org/article/increasing-humanities-requirements-demonstrates-a-double-standard/

Arts majors, advisers speak against stereotypes

http://www.idsnews.com/article/2016/03/the-arts-speak-against-stereotypes

CNN’s Fareed Zakaria defends Liberal Arts

http://chapelboro.com/featured/cnn-fareed-zakaria-defends-a-liberal-arts-education

What good is a liberal arts degree?  Plenty say technology, business, and education leaders

http://www.wcpo.com/news/insider/what-good-is-a-liberal-arts-degree-plenty-say-technology-business-and-education-leaders

A liberal arts college pinned its hopes on a corporate leader, and a culture clash ensued

https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/education/a-liberal-arts-college-pinned-its-hopes-on-a-corporate-leader-and-a-culture-clash-ensued/2016/03/10/8208e90a-e14f-11e5-9c36-e1902f6b6571_story.html

Departments should offer more approachable courses for non-majors

http://thewellesleynews.com/2016/03/11/departments-should-offer-more-approachable-courses-for-non-majors/

 


Latina Alejandra Ceja leads White House initiative to educate Hispanic community

http://www.latinpost.com/articles/117499/20160305/latina-alejandra-ceja-leads-white-house-initiative-to-educate-hispanic-community.htm

Events put focus on STEM learning and teaching

http://www.nationmultimedia.com/national/Events-put-focus-on-STEM-learning-and-teaching-30280918.html

UNCF and Fund II foundation launch $48 million STEM scholarship for African American Scholarship

http://www.prweb.com/releases/2016/03/prweb13252214.htm

African leaders highlight the importance of STEM

http://it-online.co.za/2016/03/09/african-leaders-highlight-importance-of-stem/

STEM week – gravitational waves discovery proves Einstein theory correct

http://it-online.co.za/2016/03/09/african-leaders-highlight-importance-of-stem/

Microsoft Video on Women inventors shows the importance of teaching women’s history

http://www.bustle.com/articles/146885-microsoft-video-on-women-inventors-shows-the-importance-of-teaching-womens-history-video

Superintendents explore STEM education

http://www.benzinga.com/pressreleases/16/03/p7658844/superintendents-explore-stem-education

White House rep talks gender biases in STEM

http://www.jhunewsletter.com/2016/03/10/white-house-rep-talks-gender-biases-in-stem/

STEM endowment on hold – at least for now
http://www.idahoednews.org/news/stem-endowment-hold-least-time/

Women in STEM club thrives on South Seattle campus

VBSD expands technology program

http://pressargus.com/news/vbsd-expands-technology-program.html


Detroit science center promotes STEM for girls and women

http://michronicleonline.com/2016/03/05/detroit-science-center-promotes-stem-for-girls-and-women/


First time Clark County event to focus on girls in STEM

http://www.springfieldnewssun.com/news/news/local-education/first-time-clark-county-event-to-focus-on-girls-in/nqdgQ/


Trout biologist serves as STEM role model for girls

http://www.abqjournal.com/735623/news/trout-biologist-serves-as-stem-role-model-for-girls.html


Midlothian event to encourage women into STEM jobs

http://www.midlothianadvertiser.co.uk/news/local-news/midlothian-event-to-encourage-women-into-stem-jobs-1-4040568


Israel’s high tech women join forces

http://www.jpost.com/Business-and-Innovation/If-women-were-in-charge-High-tech-women-join-forces-for-weekathon-447062


Breaking through – getting girls hooked on STEM

http://www.theaustralian.com.au/business/opinion/breaking-through-getting-girls-hooked-on-stem/news-story/3f0c1b929e9793bdbd2cb4e28fc8bdcc


Supporting women is an investment

http://www.thenational.ae/opinion/editorial/supporting-women-is-an-investment


Global marathon – empowering women and girls in STEM

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/diane-melley/global-marathon-empowering-women-and-girls-in-stem_b_9384278.html


Celebrating women and they’ve done in the work force

http://wishtv.com/2016/03/07/celebrating-women-and-what-theyve-done-in-the-workforce/


Microsoft celebrates female inventors in its International Women’s Day campaign

http://www.thedrum.com/news/2016/03/07/microsoft-celebrates-female-inventors-its-international-women-s-day-campaign


Are women software engineers judged differently on their work?  I asked people in the tech industry what they though that Github study

http://www.bustle.com/articles/146372-are-women-software-engineers-judged-differently-on-their-work-i-asked-people-in-the-tech-industry


What’s keeping our daughters from pursuing careers in science and tech

https://ipolitics.ca/2016/03/07/whats-keeping-our-daughters-from-pursuing-careers-in-science-and-tech/


There is a gender gap in the global renewable energy workforce

http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/development-unplugged/renewable-inequity-global_b_9402854.html


Powerful video show what happens if we don’t teach women’s history

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/powerful-video-shows-what-happens-when-we-dont-teach-womens-history_us_56dee821e4b0ffe6f8ea92d5


SFU helps close STEM gender gap with technovation

http://www.sfu.ca/sfunews/stories/2016/sfu-helps-close-stem-gender-gap-with-technovation.html


We still need more women in tech

http://www.dailydot.com/opinion/we-still-need-more-women-in-tech/


Study shows male students underestimate their female peers in early STEM courses

http://www.goodcall.com/news/study-shows-male-students-underestimate-their-female-peers-in-early-stem-courses-05106


The truth about why boys and girls need STEM toys

http://goodmenproject.com/featured-content/the-truth-about-why-boys-and-girls-need-stem-toys-dg/


Women in science conference @ SDSM&T inspires hundreds of female students

http://www.blackhillsfox.com/home/headlines/Women-in-Science-Conference–SDSMT-inspires-hundreds-of-female-students–371459481.html


The appliance of science – women in STEM

https://www.holyrood.com/articles/inside-politics/appliance-science-women-stem


STEM sister – Kimberly Lam is an ardent advocate for women in engineering

http://www.njit.edu/features/student/nce-salute-lam.php


Women in STEM encourage girls to join the field

http://www.statehornet.com/news/women-in-stem-encourage-girls-to-join-the-field/article_1c683f8c-e62d-11e5-af03-d787bc1381f4.html


Emily Temple Wood writes Wikipedia articles about women scientists for every sexist troll she encounters & it’s the best response ever

http://www.bustle.com/articles/147140-emily-temple-wood-writes-wikipedia-articles-about-women-scientists-for-every-sexist-troll-she-encounters-its


STEM outreach adds exciting new camps to summer menu

http://www.niutoday.info/2016/03/10/stem-outreach-adds-exciting-new-camps-to-summer-menu/


Five fast facts about rocket scientist Annie Easley

http://www.energy.gov/articles/five-fast-facts-about-rocket-scientist-annie-easley


Why STEM needs girls

http://blogs.cfr.org/women-around-the-world/2016/03/10/why-stem-needs-girls/


Celebrating and encouraging women to be multifaceted is NOT slut shaming

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/angelina-darrisaw/celebrating-and-encouragi_b_9422204.html


We need to encourage girls to do nerdy stuff

http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1922839/we-need-encourage-girls-do-nerdy-stuff


Going STEM

http://www.valleymorningstar.com/premium/article_808c0016-e740-11e5-ac9e-c3a968b27b53.html


Girls avoiding science, math at high school less likely to get high-paying IT, engineering jobs.

http://www.techtimes.com/articles/139957/20160310/girls-avoiding-math-science-at-high-school-less-likely-to-get-high-paying-it-engineering-jobs.htm


STEM prizes to help women researchers branch out

http://mysunshinecoast.com.au/news/news-display/stem-prizes-to-help-women-researchers-branch-out,42274


Nerds to well with a little help from Girl Geek network

http://www.scotsman.com/news/politics/nerds-do-well-with-a-little-help-from-girl-geek-network-1-4061227


Million women mentors commits 550,000 mentors to guide girls and women in science, technology, engineering, and math careers.

http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/million-women-mentors-commits-550000-mentors-to-guide-girls-and-women-in-science-technology-engineering-and-math-careers-300234798.html


Contest for our engineering and science students:

Marvel seeks young female avenger to save the world with science

http://www.outerplaces.com/science/item/11528-marvel-seeks-young-female-avengers-to-save-the-world-with-science

and

http://www.babble.com/entertainment/marvel-launches-nationwide-contest-for-girls-who-love-stem/

Marvel studio is unveiling a new plan to bring women into STEM

http://mic.com/articles/137712/marvel-studios-is-unveiling-a-new-plan-to-bring-women-into-stem#.zxx057xY4

Elizabeth Olsen & Emily Vancamp encourage teenage girls to get involved with STEM in Captain America Challenge

http://comicsalliance.com/women-in-stem-captain-america-challenge/

How Marvel’s STEM education challenge for girls misses the mark

http://fusion.net/story/279727/captain-america-civil-war-challenge/

 


Advancing women in science

http://www.navhindtimes.in/advancing-women-in-science/


Design Squad Global hooks up US, Africa kids in STEM exchange

http://blogs.voanews.com/techtonics/2016/03/11/design-squad-global-hooks-up-us-africa-kids-in-stem-exchange/


A trip to Mars – playing pretend could get kids interested in STEM

http://machinedesign.com/sustainable-engineering/trip-mars-playing-pretend-could-get-kids-interested-stem


Why an MIT PhD say big data-education is not ‘fundamentally important’

http://bostinno.streetwise.co/2016/03/11/mit-phd-paul-barth-on-big-data-stem-education-data-science/


Engineering professor to speak on women in STEM careers in EIU

http://eastcentralreporter.com/stories/510700455-engineering-professor-to-speak-on-women-in-stem-careers-at-eiu


 

WINGS conference shows Siouxland girls the possibilities of STEM careers

http://siouxcityjournal.com/news/local/a1/wings-conference-shows-siouxland-girls-the-possibilities-of-stem-careers/article_fb8e12e3-412c-5e7f-9319-3be04585f184.html


 

Ghana first female physicist calls for gender parity in science

https://www.ghanabusinessnews.com/2016/03/12/ghanas-first-female-physicist-calls-for-gender-parity-in-science/


 

 


STEAM

8 on your side answers:  MOSI’s STEAM program

http://wfla.com/2016/03/03/8-on-your-side-answers-mosis-steam-program/


Hunterdon County North and South libraries schedule of events

http://www.nj.com/hunterdon-county-democrat/index.ssf/2016/03/hunterdon_county_north_and_south_libraries_schedul.html


Milburn’s youth art month exhibits 500 works of art

https://www.tapinto.net/towns/millburn-slash-short-hills/categories/news/articles/millburns-youth-art-month-exhibits-500-works-of

Girls & Science encourages next generation of scientists

http://denver.cbslocal.com/2016/03/05/girls-science-2/

Rock Hill STEAM school honored for approach to learning

http://www.heraldonline.com/news/local/education/article64317637.html

Magnetic attraction

http://www.dentonrc.com/local-news/local-news-headlines/20160305-magnetic-attraction.ece

Seussical STEAM fest nourishes creativity

https://www.victoriaadvocate.com/news/2016/mar/05/seussical-steam-fest-nourishes-creativity/

South Bend’s Madison school relying on new culture for turnaround
http://www.southbendtribune.com/news/education/south-bend-s-madison-school-relying-on-new-culture-for/article_c9f7e515-7029-5f85-bcfb-53e9d3509b28.html

Tri County Regional open summer camp registration

http://franklin.wickedlocal.com/article/20160306/NEWS/160307801

On the cards: Card gaming for science engagement

https://www.uq.edu.au/news/article/2016/03/cards-card-gaming-science-engagement

Building principals appear before Schuykill Valley School Board

http://www.readingeagle.com/news/article/building-principals-appear-before-schuylkill-valley-school-board

Using 3D printing technology to create prototype hearts

http://www.nugget.ca/2016/03/08/using-3d-printing-technology-to-create-prototype-hearts

Chicago youth centers south shore shake&stir to raise funds and celebrate movers&shakers on Chicago’s south side

http://www.prurgent.com/2016-03-07/pressrelease404560.htm

zSpace virtual reality helps Rhode Island school students build career skills

http://www.virtual-strategy.com/2016/03/08/zspace-virtual-reality-helps-rhode-island-school-students-build-career-skills

International women’s day highlight: 20 women make a difference with 3D printing

http://www.3ders.org/articles/20160308-international-womens-day-highlight-15-women-making-a-difference-with-3d-printing.html

South Lyon’s Robo Toasters make regionals

http://www.hometownlife.com/story/news/local/south-lyon/2016/03/08/south-lyons-robo-toasters-make-regionals/81473382/

FSUS students go full STEAM ahead

http://www.tallahassee.com/story/life/family/2016/03/08/fsus-students-go-full-steam-ahead/81473810/

Annual STEAM open house held in Chippewa Falls

http://www.weau.com/home/headlines/Annual-STEAM-open-house-held-in-Chippewa-Falls-371480401.html

Keeping up with Zaniac – growing, expanding, and bringing girls along for the ride

http://greenwichfreepress.com/parenting/keeping-up-with-zaniac-growing-expanding-and-bringing-girls-along-for-the-ride-60528/

littleBits announces maker kits for students

http://www.iothub.com.au/news/littlebits-announces-maker-kit-for-students-416659

Top 10 things to check out at the Chicago flower and garden show

http://www.chicagotribune.com/lifestyles/home/ct-garden-show-preview-20160309-story.html

New after school program aims to keep kids on track in the classroom

http://www.tampabay.com/news/education/k12/new-after-school-program-aims-to-keep-kids-on-track-in-the-classroom/2268770

Bring Lynbrook high school in the 21st century

http://liherald.com/lynbrook/stories/Help-bring-Lynbrook-High-School-into-the-21st-century,77698

View – fund an academic future in Mount Vernon

http://www.lohud.com/story/opinion/contributors/2016/03/10/fund-mount-vernon-schools/81594434/

Reddit co-founder Ohanian joins ‘philanthropic flashmob’ to fund Brooklyn classrooms

http://www.brooklyneagle.com/articles/2016/3/10/reddit-co-founder-ohanian-joins-philanthropic-flashmob-fund-brooklyn-classrooms

Some young students get ideas on career and education path at BU

http://www.wicz.com/news2005/viewarticle.asp?a=42967

Roosevelt’s STEAM-ification gets students hooked on science

http://azednews.com/2016/03/11/roosevelts-steam-ification-gets-students-hooked-on-science/

The art of workforce development

http://www.lanereport.com/61221/2016/03/the-art-of-workforce-development-2/

Project Milwaukee – how do we compete?

http://wuwm.com/post/project-milwaukee-innovation-how-do-we-compete#stream/0


Education shining brightly in school system

 

http://www.hartselleenquirer.com/2016/03/11/education-shining-brightly-in-school-systems/


WCSU offers summer STEAM program

http://patch.com/new-york/carrollgardens/wcsu-offers-summer-steam-program


 

 

STEAM expo shows students career opportunities

http://www.wtvm.com/story/31449874/steam-expo-shows-students-career-opportunities

http://chronicle.com/article/Video-Leader-of-U-of-Phoenix/235607


Western steps up international recruitment

http://www.newspressnow.com/news/local_news/article_02824ad6-40fd-5a99-bc18-caaf1fc1c18e.html


UF College of Education launches website redesign

http://www.alligator.org/news/campus/article_24e7436e-e4f3-11e5-9b81-0b7753994b8b.html

Office of admissions begins recruiting new students

http://www.lionsroarnews.com/news/view.php/1018046/Office-of-Admissions-begins-recruiting-n

Now here’s an idea

Student Recruiters Advance South Carolina State University
http://www.wltx.com/news/education/student-recruiters-advance-south-carolina-state-university/74112686

UM revamps recruitment, looks ahead to 2016 fall enrollment

http://missoulian.com/news/local/um-revamps-recruitment-looks-ahead-to-fall-enrollment/article_1bb5c88b-643d-58be-b896-4f61ff8bc1a7.html

Low enrollment means budget cuts for SUNY Plattsburgh

http://www.wptz.com/news/low-enrollment-means-budget-cuts-for-suny-plattsburgh/38428346

GSU enrollment stagnates over past five years

http://www.thegeorgeanne.com/news/article_f4c84c5e-8e23-5b81-b520-e826638a5671.html

Bucks County Community College increasing recruitment efforts

http://www.buckscountycouriertimes.com/news/local/bucks-county-community-college-increasing-recruitment-efforts/article_bda5406a-e700-11e5-b31e-23bfa65bfa9c.html

Projected fall 2016 enrollment figures look promising

http://www.basementmedicine.org/campus-community/2016/03/10/projected-fall-2016-enrollment-figures-look-promising/

US seeks to boost international student numbers hailing from sub-Saharan Africa

https://www.studyinternational.com/news/us-seeks-to-boost-international-student-numbers-hailing-from-sub-saharan-africa

Social media – keeping students interested
 http://nique.net/life/2016/03/11/social-media-keeping-students-interested/

Science Olympiad helps college bound students

http://www.dchieftain.com/news/science-olympiad-helps-college-bound-students/article_163ba292-e624-11e5-94ab-4b27e3d7cb4c.html

Editorial – Reflect on role of local women

http://www.democratandchronicle.com/story/opinion/editorials/2016/03/06/womens-history-month-rochester-susan-b-anthony/81323868/


 

Sister to sister summit empowering young girls

http://www.valdostadailytimes.com/news/local_news/sister-to-sister-summit-empowering-young-girls/article_4c2cc494-3b68-59e1-a080-f9c5bce45825.html


 

UKd CM bats for education of girls from minority communities

http://www.business-standard.com/article/pti-stories/ukd-cm-bats-for-education-of-girls-from-minority-communities-116030600587_1.html


 

Herself Cambodian, wife of US ambassador aims to help young women

http://www.voacambodia.com/content/herself-cambodian-wife-of-us-ambassador-aims-to-help-young-women/3223051.html


International Women’s Day – Chinese students bizarre tributes

https://www.timeshighereducation.com/news/international-womens-day-chinese-students-bizarre-tributes


 

 

Study shows Kansas women excelling in education, falling behind economically

http://www.wibw.com/content/news/Study-shows-Kansas-women-excelling-in-higher-education-lagging-econonomically-371449691.html


Next Einstein could be young woman African scientist

http://www.universityworldnews.com/article.php?story=2016031013324922


 

 

 

 

 

 

Havards final clubs have a major sexual assault problem, according to new report

EVENTS

Below is a collection on events that are happening around the country.  For more information on events in particular around Sweet Briar please check

http://sbc.edu/featured-events/ 


 

 

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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/

 

 

VIXEN WATCH FOR MARCH 12, 2016

VIXEN WATCH FOR MARCH 5, 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.  

I WOULD LIKE TO START THIS WEEKS EDITION WITH A MESSAGE FROM PRESIDENT STONE 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_OF2h1Pg0dk

THIS PAST THURSDAY MARKED THE ANNIVERSARY OF THAT DREADFUL DAY WHEN MR. JONES ANNOUNCED ON FACEBOOK THAT SWEET BRIAR COLLEGE WOULD BE CLOSING COME AUGUST 2015.  DO YOU REMEMBER THAT FATEFUL DAY?  WHAT DID YOU DO ?  I REMEMBER SENDING MESSAGES TO MY SWEET BRIAR FRIENDS WONDERING WHETHER THIS WAS A BAD JOKE.  LESS THAN A WEEK LATER SAVING SWEET BRIAR WAS ESTABLISHED AND ON MARCH 8 I HAD MANAGED TO GET A CONTACT LIST OF FLORIDA ALUMNAE TO KEEP YOU ALL INFORMED.  BY MAY 2015 VIXEN WATCH WAS A DAILY NEWS BULLETIN AND EVENTUALLY EVOLVED INTO A WEEKLY BLOG.

TODAY, MARCH 5, 2016 WITH THE HELP OF ALUMNAE, FACULTY, STAFF, STUDENTS, PARENTS, AND FRIENDS OF SWEET BRIAR, AND AFTER NUMEROUS FUNDRAISERS AND COLLECTIONS, OUR ALMA MATER IS BETTER THAN IT HAS BEEN IN YEARS.

TO COMMEMORATE THIS FATEFUL TIME SWEET BRIAR COLLEGE HAS ANNOUNCED THE NEXT IS NOW CAMPAIGN TO RAISE $30 MILLION BY JUNE 30.  JUST THIS PAST THURSDAY WE RAISED $512,314.55!

NOTHING WE CAN’T DO!!!

PLEASE CONSIDER GIVING TO SWEET BRIAR AND PLEASE REMEMBER THAT YOUR EMPLOYER MIGHT MATCH YOUR CONTRIBUTION.  HERE IS HOW YOU CAN GIVE: 

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DON’T MISS THE ‘SUBMITTED BY MEMBERS OF THE SWEET BRIAR COMMUNITY’ SECTION TODAY! THERE ARE A LOT OF CONTRIBUTIONS THAT MIGHT INTEREST YOU. 

IF YOU HAVE A FACEBOOK ACCOUNT PLEASE ‘LIKE’ THE ‘SWEET BRIAR NOW AND FOREVER’ PAGE. YOU ALL CAN HELP BY GOING TO THE PAGE TO ‘LIKE’ IT YOURSELVES, BUT YOU CAN ALSO SHARE IT ON THE PAGES YOU ADMINISTER AND INVITE YOUR FACEBOOK FRIENDS TO LIKE IT.  

PLEASE FOLLOW THE STEPS BELOW TO HELP US OUT.  

1)VISIT HTTPS://WWW.FACEBOOK.COM/SWEETBRIARNOWFOREVER/ 

2) CLICK ‘LIKE’ IF YOU HAVEN’T ALREADY.  

3) CLICK ‘INVITE FRIENDS TO LIKE THIS PAGE’ 

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SWEET BRIAR COLLEGE NOW HAS ITS OWN STUDENT NEWSPAPER, THE SWEET BRIAR CHRONICLE.  YOU CAN GET INFORMED ABOUT NEWS ON CAMPUS AND MORE BY USING THE LINK BELOW  http://chronicle.sbc.edu/2016/02/24/an-afternoon-of-music/

PLEASE REMEMBER TO BE CIVIL ON ANY OF THE SOCIAL MEDIA OUTLETS.  IT IS VERY IMPORTANT THAT WE KEEP OUR COOL EVEN DURING HEATED DEBATES.  SWEET BRIAR IS IN THE SPOTLIGHT RIGHT NOW AND CANNOT AFFORD ANY BICKERING BETWEEN ALUMNAE, STUDENTS, FACULTY, STAFF, AND FRIENDS ON FACEBOOK, TWITTER OR ANY OTHER SOCIAL MEDIA PLATFORM!  THANK YOU!

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 NO LATER THAN FRIDAY. 

 

SWEET BRIAR NEWS

Joint resolution of the Virginia General Assembly honoring Saving Sweet Briar, Inc.

https://www.richmondsunlight.com/bill/2016/hj452/fulltext/


Sweet Briar College holding fundraiser Next is Now

https://www.yumpu.com/en/document/view/54859394/annual-giving-case-for-support-next-is-now
 and
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iE6pQAihqzk&feature=youtu.be

Our view – Best performances

http://www.roanoke.com/opinion/editorials/our-view-best-performances/article_aae4f673-a711-51d9-88dc-da93cef7f6ea.html#.VtLp8iidHXE.facebook

The Sweet Briar Brochure – a great tool to show prospective students and anyone who is interested in Sweet Briar College

https://www.yumpu.com/en/document/view/54700201/sweet-briar-college-viewbook-2015


‘Girls in STEM’ science day draws high school students to Sweet Briar

http://sbc.edu/news/girls-in-stem-science-day-draws-high-school-students-to-sweet-briar/


Sweet Briar lives on

http://www.virginiabusiness.com/news/article/sweet-briar-lives-on


March 3 festivities include service of reflection, rose planting and community lunch

http://sbc.edu/news/march-3-festivities-include-service-of-reflection-rose-planting-and-community-lunch/


Alumnae vowed to save Sweet Briar from closing last year. And they did

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/grade-point/wp/2016/03/03/alumnae-vowed-to-save-sweet-briar-from-closing-last-year-and-they-did/


Sweet Briar College marks one year since announcement of closure

http://wset.com/news/local/sweet-briar-college-marks-one-year-since-announcement-of-closure


Sweet Briar College marks dark anniversary with day of reflection and renewal

http://www.wdbj7.com/news/local/sweet-briar-college-marks-dark-anniversary-with-day-of-reflection-and-renewal/38325452


College celebrates, looks beyond March 3

http://sbc.edu/news/college-celebrates-looks-beyond-march-3/


Perpetuity baby! Sweet Briar community makes anniversary of closure announcement, looks forward

http://www.roanoke.com/news/education/higher_education/perpetuity-baby-sweet-briar-community-makes-anniversary-of-closure-announcement/article_e7b5ec06-5b88-5705-af6a-606073ff5f11.html


Sweet Briar College surpasses fundraising goal on anniversary of closure

http://wset.com/news/local/sweet-briar-college-surpasses-fundraising-goal-on-anniversary-of-closure


Sweet Briar president commits to strong, vibrant community

http://sbc.edu/news/sweet-briar-president-commits-to-strong-vibrant-community/


A letter of thanks to the Sweet Briar community

http://sbc.edu/news/a-letter-of-thanks-to-the-sweet-briar-community/


Swee Briar College marks one year of survival after closure scare

http://www.wsj.com/articles/sweet-briar-college-marks-one-year-of-survival-after-closure-scare-1457173802


How one women saved a beloved Virginia college from imploding at the 11th hour

http://www.dailynewsx.com/news/education-news/how-one-women-saved-a-beloved-virginia-college-from-imploding-at-the-11th-hour-55632.html


One year ago a Virginia college shocked everybody in academia by abruptly announcing its closure – here’s how it stayed open

http://www.businessinsider.com/tracy-stuart-formed-saving-sweet-briar-to-save-her-college-from-the-brink-of-closure-2016-3


Prof. Larry Stimpert named president of Hampden Sydney College

http://www.depauw.edu/news-media/latest-news/details/32233/


SUBMITTED BY MEMBERS OF THE SWEET BRIAR COMMUNITY

A tribute to this last year posted by Jona Cumani on Facebook


Posted on Facebook by Mary  Koscielski Melton


Posted by Nalini Mani on Facebook

One year ago a Virginia college shocked everybody in academia by apruptly announcing its closure  – here’s how it stayed open

http://www.businessinsider.com/tracy-stuart-formed-saving-sweet-briar-to-save-her-college-from-the-brink-of-closure-2016-3


Posted by Adam Forsberg on Facebook

Saving Sweet Briar

http://lawmagazine.richmond.edu/featurette/article/-/13283/saving-sweet-briar.html


Posted on Facebook by Georgene Vairo

The Board of Directors adopted a Statement of Core Values and Strategic Goals at the February meeting. Please read them. They are the first step of what will be an inclusive strategic planning process. We welcome your comments:

SWEET BRIAR COLLEGE BOARD OF DIRECTORS
CORE PRINCIPLES AND STRATEGIC GOALS
Upon the rebirth of Sweet Briar College in the summer of 2015, a new Board of Directors and President began the process of rebuilding the College. As its guide, the Board of Directors declares its Five Core Principles and Five Strategic Goals for continuing Sweet Briar’s history of providing a distinctive liberal arts and sciences education for women. These Board principles and strategic goals precede an inclusive, comprehensive visioning and long-term strategic planning process.
Our current Mission provides: Sweet Briar College empowers and educates young women to build and reshape their world however their passions lead them.
Our Five Core Principles:
1) Advancing academic excellence in innovative liberal arts and sciences education through committed and skilled faculty, rigorous scholarship, critical thinking, and experiential learning.
2) Creating a community conducive to relationship, confidence and leadership building that develops women of character well-equipped to succeed and lead impactful lives.
3) Providing responsible management and optimization of the College’s stakeholder engagement, financial resources, and land assets.
4) Committing to the perpetual well being of the College by protecting its reputation and legacy and by providing the transparency and inclusion due our stakeholders.
5) Re-enforcing our passion for the possibilities, opportunities and best practices that will create a new relevance for Sweet Briar College in the 21st century.
Our Five Strategic Goals:
1) ENROLLMENT – Achieve an enrollment of 800 women in residence on the campus by the fall of 2019 through state-of-the-art recruitment techniques, a commitment to diversity, a significant increase in student retention, and the utilization of stakeholder resources.
2) FISCAL RESPONSIBILITY – Return the College to financial security by operating the College with efficiency as measured by positive revenue over expenses, with unrestricted gift income representing 5-10% of the annual budget and less than a 5% return from the permanent endowment by the fall of 2019:
a. Responsibly reduce expenses where efficiencies and optimization of resources can be achieved;
b. Enhance auxiliary and other revenue sources;
c. Diversify fundraising efforts to view donors and the College’s friends as respected investors in Sweet Briar’s future;
d. Implement prudent fiscal policies and investment strategies to restore and grow the College’s Endowment Fund; and
e. Reverse the benign neglect of College facilities through phased investments for the proper stewardship of Sweet Briar’s built and natural environment.
3) ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE AND LEADERSHIP FOR A NEW ERA – Enhance academic programs and experiential learning opportunities through innovative partnerships with other educational and private/public sector entities, by launching a new Leadership platform for women, and by offering new and existing programs online or through other convenient modalities for adults.
4) SWEET BRIAR’S BRAND AND IDEALS – Increase the global stature of Sweet Briar College through our commitment to diversity, international inclusion and engagement. Promote Sweet Briar as a trusted higher-education institution for women to prospective students and their families and high schools, as well as to graduate schools and Boardrooms throughout the country and around the world.
5) STAKEHOLDER ENGAGEMENT – Demonstrate a renewed commitment to the transparency and inclusion due Sweet Briar’s stakeholders through proactive outreach to all constituencies invested in the College’s continuing success.


From Deirdre Conley

Employment positions at Sweet Briar College

Current Positions

ARTICLES OF THE PAST YEAR

Never give in – Never yield

http://www.virginialiving.com/never-give-in-never-yield/


From Stacy Sickels Locke’s blog March 23, 2015

How NOT to speak about higher education – or – women – or – diversity in 2015…

http://beingunlocked.com/2015/03/how-not-to-speak-about-higher-education-or-women-or-diversity-in-2015/


Sweet Briar STEMs are worth saving by alumnae Evangeline Taylor and Susan Schmidt

http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/whe.20218/abstract


Sweet Briar College plots a path for the Future Women in Higher Education

http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/whe.20234/abstract


Summer at Sweet Briar

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Engineering Summer Course

http://oldweb.sbc.edu/sites/default/files/Engineering/2016%20Summer%20Explore%20Engineering.pdf


Liberal arts and computer science hand in hand

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


OSU supports strong liberal arts

http://www.dispatch.com/content/stories/editorials/2016/02/28/1-osu-supports-strong-liberal-arts.html


Is America’s obsession with STEM fields good?

Value of humanities, social science degrees

http://www.lcsun-news.com/story/opinion/2016/03/04/value-humanities-social-science-degrees/81327474/


STEM grads need broad education to succeed in life

http://www.kentucky.com/opinion/op-ed/article64126557.html


What a liberal arts education should mean in the 21st century

http://theweek.com/articles/608112/what-liberal-arts-education-should-mean-21st-century


What should be part of a 21st century liberal arts education?

http://www.educationdive.com/news/what-should-be-part-of-a-21st-century-liberal-arts-education/415063/


Guest commentator – Good avice —‘Get a liberal arts degree’

http://www.pantagraph.com/news/opinion/columns/guest-commentary-good-advice—-get-a-liberal/article_0273a96a-f833-5f31-a7eb-3df8e3fec79a.html

The STEM obsession does a disservice to arts and humanities

http://www.irishtimes.com/news/education/the-stem-obsession-does-a-disservice-to-arts-and-humanities-1.2548342


Girl Day 2016 – role models play a big part in introducing girls to engineering

http://www.justmeans.com/blog/girl-day-2016-role-models-play-a-big-part-in-introducing-girls-to-engineering


The 4 best reasons for STEM education

http://www.westchestermagazine.com/Sponsored-Content/Acorda-Therapeutics-STEM-Education/


How female science, math teachers influence whether young women major in STEM fields

http://journalistsresource.org/studies/society/education/female-science-math-teachers-stem-students


Fulfilling the dream through STEM

http://njitvector.com/2016/03/fulfilling-the-dream-through-stem/


STEM alumni panel accentuates preparedness

http://cccadvocate.com/3621/news/stem-alumni-panel-accentuates-preparedness/


Students Experience STEM Education through hands on experience

http://krwg.org/post/students-experience-stem-education-through-hands-exercise


STEM conference for girls grows in scope

http://www.highlandnews.net/news/schools/stem-conference-for-girls-grows-in-scope/article_9eab78c2-e1a2-11e5-a1d2-8fb31289e082.html


Funds support STEM fields, discourage liberal arts

http://www.piolog.com/2016/03/02/funds-support-stem-fields-liberal-arts-discouraged/


We need to expose girls to STEM while they are young – Caroline Jones Carrick

http://www.managementtoday.co.uk/news/1384981/we-need-expose-girls-stem-young-caroline-jones-carrick/


Photographic exhibition of women’s involvement in space to be held at University of Leicester

http://spaceref.com/news/viewpr.html?pid=48026


Girl Code – the case for women in engineering

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


Technology awards to highlight Las Vegas Valley women in STEM fields

http://www.reviewjournal.com/view/technology-awards-highlight-las-vegas-valley-women-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


Rehoboth girl scouts test science skills at Roger Williams University

http://www.thesunchronicle.com/news/business/biz_buzz/rehoboth-girl-scouts-test-science-skills-at-roger-williams-university/article_0c5e7e7e-8bf1-504b-8917-24ea6d8d7733.html


Criticism abound as boy wins ‘Girls in Tech’ competition; pretty curious

http://www.biztekmojo.com/002127/criticisms-abound-boy-wins-girls-tech-competition-pretty-curious

and

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

and

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

and

http://www.takepart.com/article/2016/02/28/pretty-curious-girls-stem

and

http://www.australianetworknews.com/pretty-curious-stem-competition-for-girls-has-a-boy-winner/

and

http://www.theinquirer.net/inquirer/news/2448825/teenaged-boy-wins-technology-stem-competition-for-girls

and

http://www.csmonitor.com/The-Culture/2016/0229/Getting-to-gender-equity-From-the-Oscars-to-science-competitions

and

http://www.dailyitem.com/news/local_news/be-mindful-of-soft-bigotry/article_0c3853a2-df27-11e5-b079-5b2cdd33489b.html


Youngsters defy age to emerge winners of women in STEM hackathon 2016

http://gulftoday.ae/portal/9966a986-6c53-4a96-ab9f-ebf7b890d0c2.aspx


International day of girls and women in science

http://www.timesofmalta.com/articles/view/20160228/social/International-Day-of-Women-and-Girls-in-Science.603979


Engaging America’s youth in STEM through hands-on experiences in labs and communities across America

https://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2016/02/27/engaging-americas-youth-stem-through-hands-experiences-labs-and-communities-across


Women all ages explore STEM possibilities

http://www.hudsonstarobserver.com/news/education/3956196-women-all-ages-explore-stem-possibilities


Gender-blind study suggests women coders do better than men

http://www.care2.com/causes/gender-blind-study-suggests-women-coders-do-better-than-men.html


Picatinny Arsenal introduces girls to engineering

http://www.dailyrecord.com/story/news/local/morris-county/2016/02/28/picatinny-arsenal-introduces-girls-engineering/80939128/


Society encourages women in engineering

http://theranger.org/2016/02/29/society-encourages-women-in-engineering/


Professors encourage outreach to address ethnic under-representation in STEM majors

http://www.redandblack.com/uganews/minorities-lack-representation-in-stem-majors/article_fac6574c-deed-11e5-b0d3-a71122028ebf.html


Women in STEM – A scientist and a mathematician walk into a bar

http://news.csusm.edu/women-in-stem-a-scientist-and-a-mathematician-walk-into-a-bar/


UT celebrates women’s history with campus events

http://tntoday.utk.edu/2016/02/29/university-celebrates-womens-history-month-campus-events/


Female STEM professors share their outstanding research for Women’s History Month

http://www.purdueexponent.org/features/article_173271cd-ff8a-509c-a573-947fe8bad550.html


Celebrating the history of women in STEM

http://www.energy.gov/articles/celebrating-history-women-stem


UNH women’s leadership conference on April 1 focuses on STEM

http://www.newhaven.edu/news-events/news-releases/2015-2016/988984/

and

http://www.nhregister.com/general-news/20160301/daylong-conference-at-the-university-of-new-haven-to-examine-womens-challenges-in-stem-fields


Men may consider male classmates smarter than women, study shows

http://www.ballstatedaily.com/article/2016/03/news-gender-bias


Masala Chai and global STEM diversity

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/julie-kantor/looking-at-global-stem-di_b_9347812.html


MakerGirl introducing girls to the world of STEM through 3D printing and Kickstarter

http://www.3ders.org/articles/20160302-makergirl-introducing-girls-to-the-world-of-stem-through-3d-printing-and-kickstarter.html

and

http://www.illinoishomepage.net/news/local-news/makergirl-emphasizes-stem-for-girls


Report scores ABQ 12th best city for women in tech

http://newsok.com/report-scores-abq-12th-best-city-for-women-in-tech/article/feed/975735


Vodafone Americas Foundation introduces fourth core focus – empowering women and girls through technology

http://www.marketwired.com/press-release/vodafone-americas-foundation-introduces-fourth-core-focus-empowering-women-girls-through-2102277.htm


Young women in STEM

http://newscenter.sdsu.edu/sdsu_newscenter/news_story.aspx?sid=76055


Tech savvy event for girls in STEM coming to Dixie; public participation encouraged

http://www.stgeorgeutah.com/news/archive/2016/03/02/jla-tech-savvy-event-for-girls-in-stem-coming-to-dixie-public-participation-encouraged/#.Vto2MZwrLIU


Discover Your Future event April 9 aims to introduce  girls to STEM careers

http://www.stgeorgeutah.com/news/archive/2016/03/02/jla-tech-savvy-event-for-girls-in-stem-coming-to-dixie-public-participation-encouraged/#.Vto2MZwrLIU


New scheme to help girls pursue STEM industry careers

http://www.itv.com/news/update/2016-03-03/new-scheme-to-help-girls-pursue-stem-industry-careers/


Telecom firms launch STEM mentoring scheme for girls

http://www.computerweekly.com/news/4500277870/Telecoms-firms-launch-Stem-mentoring-scheme-for-girls


BT, Ericsson, O2, Vodafone unite to promote STEM

http://www.lightreading.com/business-employment/jobs/bt-ericsson-o2-vodafone-unite-to-promote-stem-/d/d-id/721527


Engineering the patriarchy –  the lack of women in STEM

http://www.statepress.com/article/2016/03/engineering-the-patriarchy


Celebrating women in science and engineering

http://www.nsf.gov/discoveries/disc_summ.jsp?cntn_id=137862&org=NSF&from=news


Engineering a way to close the gender gap in STEM

https://www.siliconrepublic.com/portfolio/2016/03/03/engineering-gender-gap-engineers-week


Raising a STEM daughter – tips to encourage math and science  – it paid off!

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/subha-v-barry/raising-a-stem-daughter-t_b_9368990.html


Penn State Campus collaborates with high schools on STEM

https://thejournal.com/articles/2016/03/03/penn-state-campus-collaborates-with-high-schools-on-stem-exposure.aspx


Applied Physics Laboratory invites girls to learn about STEM careers this Sunday

http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/howard/columbia/ph-ho-cf-girl-power-0310-20160303-story.html


Five fast facts about astronauts Mae Jemison

http://www.energy.gov/articles/five-fast-facts-about-astronaut-mae-jemison


Black history month, women’s history month and STEM

http://www.oregonlive.com/opinion/index.ssf/2016/03/black_history_month_womens_his.html


STEM conference for girls grows in scope

http://www.highlandnews.net/news/schools/stem-conference-for-girls-grows-in-scope/article_9eab78c2-e1a2-11e5-a1d2-8fb31289e082.html


Comms firms back scheme encouraging girls to pursue STEM careers

http://www.digitalbydefaultnews.co.uk/2016/03/04/communications-firms-back-scheme-to-encourage-girls-to-pursue-stem-careers/


I know what girls like – science, technology, engineering and math

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/lisa-kaas-boyle/i-know-what-girls-like-sc_b_9380696.html


This ‘Women of Influence’ honoree is an advocate for STEM education

http://www.bizjournals.com/albuquerque/news/2016/03/04/natasha-martell-jackson-advocate-stem.html


Cheers for STEM

http://www.pamplinmedia.com/ht/117-hillsboro-tribune-news/296518-173013-cheers-for-stem


College series encourages more females to enter STEM fields

http://ourtribune.com/article.php?id=19829


New York Times calls attention to the increasing privileging of STEM academe

http://scitation.aip.org/content/aip/magazine/physicstoday/news/10.1063/PT.5.8166


Parents gave the right advice

http://www.thereporter.com.au/news/parents-gave-the-right-advice/2949456/


She wanted to do her research, he wanted to talk ‘feelings’

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/03/06/opinion/sunday/she-wanted-to-do-her-research-he-wanted-to-talk-feelings.html?_r=0


IOWA has unique STEM opportunities

http://www.desmoinesregister.com/story/opinion/readers/2016/03/05/iowa-has-unique-stem-opportunities/80943178/


Stefanik co-sponsors legislation to earmark grant funding for women in STEM

http://poststar.com/blogs/all_politics_is_local/stefanik-co-sponsors-legislation-to-earmark-grant-funding-for-women/article_f6efd606-6d54-5421-ba4e-6c71aeb57b0f.html


8 on your side answers – MOSI’s STEAM program

http://wfla.com/2016/03/03/8-on-your-side-answers-mosis-steam-program/


STEAM angels is a line of smart dresses for smart women

http://www.gadgette.com/2016/03/04/steam-angels-is-a-line-of-smart-dresses-for-smart-women/

STUDENT RECRUITMENT

Good things happening at TVCC

http://www.argusobserver.com/valley_life/good-things-happening-at-tvcc/article_718495f8-dce4-11e5-b5f6-57ccca31a8bd.html


Ways colleges recruit high schoolers that job recruiters should use to hire college students

http://jobs.uloop.com/news/view.php/192159/Ways-Colleges-Recruit-High-Schoolers-That-Job-Recruiters-Should-Use-To-Hire-College-Students


Not college, but high school.  Still – interesting

Tuition-based program would bring Chinese students to Ann Arbor high schools

http://www.mlive.com/news/ann-arbor/index.ssf/2016/02/new_program_proposed_to_aaps_w.html


From student to admissions counselor – Caleb Longenecker

https://record.goshen.edu/2016/03/32613-from-students-to-admissions-counselor-caleb-longenecker


COLLEGE FINANCES

Gift from Naples entrepreneurs could help next generation of innovators

http://www.naplesnews.com/business/local/gift-from-naples-entrepreneurs-could-help-next-generation-of-innovators-2cb4dc15-488b-6962-e053-0100-370327721.html


LSU president says state budget problem creates system-wide collateral damage

http://www.ksla.com/story/31346216/lsu-president-says-state-budget-problem-creates-system-wide-collateral-damage


Support for all students

http://www.thehoya.com/support-for-all-students/


More higher education funding demanded

http://tropnews.com/8801


How microgrants and micro-loans are working to improve college graduation rates

http://www.goodcall.com/news/how-microgrants-and-micro-loans-are-working-to-improve-college-graduation-rates-04967


Mellon award Ivan Allen College $1 million grant

http://nique.net/news/2016/03/04/mellon-awards-ivan-allen-college-1-million-grant/

VTC’s budget shortfall continues, but college says it’s much smaller

http://digital.vpr.net/post/vtcs-budget-shortfall-continues-college-says-its-much-smaller#stream/0

 WOMEN IN HIGHER EDUCATION

22 women of science who changed the world

http://www.upi.com/Science_News/2016/03/04/22-women-of-science-who-changed-the-world/5481456769580/


Where the boys aren’t – a look at the ratios of males to females on campus

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


Showcase Oregon will focus on women’s empowerment

http://around.uoregon.edu/content/showcase-oregon-will-focus-womens-empowerment


Frozen eggs and title IX

http://chronicle.com/article/Frozen-EggsTitle-IX/235534


Leadership doesn’t equal power of influence for women

http://www.humanosphere.org/human-rights/2016/03/women-leadership-not-increasing-access-power/


How businesses can do more to erase the gender wage gap

https://www.equities.com/news/how-businesses-can-do-more-to-erase-the-gender-gap


The double standard of higher education

http://www.breezejmu.org/opinion/the-double-standards-of-higher-education/article_323f4028-e0cc-11e5-8112-9fb09a740ff0.html


Higher education a disadvantage for single women: psychologist

http://www.ecns.cn/cns-wire/2016/03-04/201566.shtml

OTHER

Third annual ‘Immigrant Women of Inspiration’ picks 5 brilliant women from academia

http://canadianimmigrant.ca/family/women-immigrants/third-annual-immigrant-women-of-inspiration-picks-five-brilliant-women-from-academia


Iowa’s black college students – we don’t feel welcome

http://www.desmoinesregister.com/story/news/education/2016/02/27/iowas-black-college-students-we-dont-feel-welcome/80301034/


Ubiquitous learning could push the term ‘online’ out of education

http://www.educationdive.com/news/ubiquitous-learning-could-push-the-term-online-out-of-education/414702/


Yearbook comes to an end after 126 years

http://www.jhunewsletter.com/2016/03/03/yearbook-comes-to-an-end-after-126-years/


Purdue provost petitioned to re-examine dean’s liberal arts plan

http://wlfi.com/2016/02/29/purdue-provost-petitioned-to-re-examine-deans-liberal-arts-plan/

EVENTS

Below is a collection on events that are happening around the country.  For more information on events in particular around Sweet Briar please check

http://sbc.edu/featured-events/ 


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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/

VIXEN WATCH FOR MARCH 5, 2016