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/

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