Vixen Watch for April 30, 2016

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

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WELL, SWEET BRIAR ALUMNAE – WE DID IT AGAIN!!!
RACHEL PLATTEN IS COMING TO SWEET BRIAR.
THE VIXENS ARE CERTAINLY UNSTOPPABLE!
THIS WAS POSTED ON FACEBOOK BY MARCIA THOM KALEY.

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REUNION THIS YEAR WILL BE JUNE 3 THROUGH 5.  THERE WILL BE MANY ACTIVITIES.  NORMA BULLS VALENTINE ’93 IS LEADING TO CREATE AN ONLINE AUCTION THAT CULMINATES ON SATURDAY, JUNE 4.  THE AUCTION WILL BENEFIT THE NEXT IS NOW CAMPAIGN.  STAY TUNED FOR MORE INFORMATION.

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EARLY REGISTRATION FOR REUNION HAS BEEN EXTENDED TO MAY 6.  IF YOU NEED INFORMATION REGARDING THIS YEAR’S REUNION DATES, SCHEDULE, AND ACTIVITIES PLEASE GO TO

HTTP://SBC.EDU/REUNION/REGISTRATION/

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THE ALUMNAE ALLIANCE IS AGAIN REMINDING EVERYONE TO PLEASE SIGN UP WITH ALUMNIFIRE.  YOU CAN FIND ALL THE INSTRUCTIONS IN THE ‘ALUMNAE ALLIANCE’ SECTION WHICH IS JUST BELOW THE ‘SWEET WEEKS AT SWEET BRIAR’ SECTION.

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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/

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

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KIM COOL ’62 IS HAPPY TO REPORT THAT HER BOOK “SWEET BRIAR COLLEGE…IN PERPETUITY” HAS PRINTED AND IS NOW FOR SALE FOR $24.95 PLUS $5 SHIPPING WITH ALL PROCEEDS TO GO TO SWEET BRIAR. MORE INFORMATION IN THE “SUBMITTED BY FRIENDS OF SWEET BRIAR” SECTION.

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LOOKING FOR A JOB AT SWEET BRIAR COLLEGE? GO TO

HTTP://OLDWEB.SBC.EDU/HUMAN-RESOURCES/OPEN-POSITIONS  

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AND FINALLY – ARE YOU PLANNING TO ATTEND THE SWEET BRIAR SWEET WEEKS OF SERVICE THIS YEAR?   IF SO, SIGN UP AT

HTTPS://SWEETBRIARCOLLEGE.WUFOO.COM/FORMS/S1E087160RYDSH7/.

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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 YouTube message from President Stone
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hefBN9SJhW8&feature=share


Amid celebration of year’s successes, Sweet Briar board plans search for permanent president
http://sbc.edu/news/amid-celebration-of-years-successes-sweet-briar-board-plans-search-for-permanent-president/


Sweet Briar campaigns to raise $30 Million
http://www.nbc29.com/story/31799888/sweet-briar-college-campaigns-to-raise-30-million


Sweet Briar board plans search for permanent president
http://wset.com/news/local/sweet-briar-board-plans-search-for-permanent-president
and
http://wsls.com/2016/04/23/sweet-briar-board-plans-search-for-permanent-president-highlights-successes/
and
http://www.newsadvance.com/news/local/sweet-briar-president-announces-timetable-for-retirement/article_968a7058-0989-11e6-80bb-4f171fe22f59.html
and
http://www.newsplex.com/home/headlines/Sweet-Briar-College-begins-search-for-new-president-376872221.html 


March 20 Board Meeting Report
http://sbc.edu/president/wp-content/uploads/sites/8/sweet-briar-college-board-report-3-20-16.pdf


President’s report from the April 21-23 board meeting
http://sbc.edu/news/presidents-report-from-the-april-21-23-board-meeting/


All Board Documents including Revised By-laws
http://sbc.edu/president/board-documents/


In its final board meeting of the year the Sweet Briar College board approves its bylaws
http://sbc.edu/news/in-its-final-board-meeting-of-the-year-the-sweet-briar-college-board-approves-its-bylaws/


Sweet Briar president announces timetable for retirement
http://www.richmond.com/news/virginia/article_4b4db1b8-099d-11e6-a2f5-13e794710ca1.html
and
http://www.roanoke.com/news/education/higher_education/sweet-briar-college-president-to-step-down-next-year/article_a9749527-98fb-5f1b-8f8c-b95a3c022df0.html
and
http://www.dailyprogress.com/news/state/sweet-briar-president-announces-timetable-for-retirement/article_72be52b4-09c2-11e6-8fed-ab5b90e89662.html


After a year of success Sweet Briar president to step down
http://wsls.com/2016/04/24/after-year-of-success-sweet-briar-president-to-step-down/


Sweet Briar president Phillip Stone retiring in 2017
http://wset.com/news/local/sweet-briar-president-phillip-stone-retiring-in-2017


Sweet Briar unveils future plans
http://wina.com/news/064460-064460-sweet-briar-unveils-future-plans/


Rachel Platten will share her fight song with Sweet Briar College as part of #CheggMusic101 series
http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/rachel-platten-will-share-her-fight-song-with-sweet-briar-college-as-a-part-of-cheggmusic101-series-300257422.html
and
http://sbc.edu/news/rachel-platten-will-share-her-fight-song-with-sweet-briar-college-as-part-of-cheggmusic-101-series/


Singer, songwriter Rachel Platten to speak, perform at Sweet Briar College
http://www.newsadvance.com/news/local/singer-songwriter-rachel-platten-to-speak-perform-at-sweet-briar/article_fe0b23b2-0bd7-11e6-b3aa-3b8968d9bfef.html
and
http://www.richmond.com/news/virginia/article_22a3bd0a-f934-559f-b265-740e1f10eb4e.html


Sweet Briar President Phillip Stone and Beijing Royal School head of school Dr. Wang Guangfa develop strategies for sharing faculty, students, and ideas
http://sbc.edu/news/sweet-briar-president-philip-stone-and-beijing-royal-school-head-of-school-dr-wang-guangfa-develop-strategies-for-sharing-faculty-student-ideas/


How Sweet Briar came back from financial ruin and proved women’s colleges still matter
http://www.vanityfair.com/culture/2016/04/sweet-briar-womens-colleges-relevance


For love of nature – Old forests for every county in the U.S.
http://www.newsadvance.com/lifestyles/for-love-of-nature-old-forests-for-every-county-in/article_e2fd31fc-6b6f-5093-a9bb-9a6a9cbe81dd.html


Student athletes honored at annual banquet
http://sbc.edu/news/student-athletes-honored-at-annual-banquet/


Sweet Briar sophomore premiers original composition
http://sbc.edu/news/sweet-briar-sophomore-premieres-original-compositions/


At small colleges, harsh lessons about cash flow (mentions Sweet Briar mid section)
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/04/30/us/small-colleges-losing-market-share-struggle-to-keep-doors-open.html?_r=0



FOR MORE SWEET BRIAR NEWS PLEASE VISIT

http://sbc.edu/news/

SUBMITTED BY MEMBERS OF THE SWEET BRIAR COMMUNITY

Posted on Facebook by Ellen Howard Attar
STEM is missing an important subject – languages
https://medium.com/@TransparentLanguage/stem-is-missing-an-important-subject-languages-e831a0ad5cc9#.4cvq8z9ob


A Message from Kim Cool ’62

With every word and idea that comes from our wonderful president, Phillip Stone, it is so obvious that Sweet Briar will once again be what it was meant to be….one of the great women’ s liberal arts colleges ever, compared to all those that were as well as those few that remain.
That my latest book “Sweet Briar College …in Perpetuity” entered the printing process today and hopefully will be ready for reunion is so exciting. The first checks and orders also arrived today … another omen. All the proceeds will go to Sweet Briar. The book is hard cover, full color, landscape format, with photos and quotes from nearly all SBC generations. The price is $24.95 plus $5 for shipping and, in Florida, 7 percent sales tax.
Order from Kim Cool, 312 Shore Road, Venice, FL 34285. I will have hip replacement surgery in mid May which may delay shipping of books from Florida but I hope to have a few cases on campus for reunion sales. That depends on the printer working a miracle so say prayers for that outcome. The initial printing is 1,000 copies for the first edition.


Posted on Facebook by Julie Harju Miskinis
It the tech industry overlooking half its talent pool?
http://executive.mit.edu/blog/is-the-tech-industry-overlooking-half-its-talent-pool#.VySjszArLIV


Submitted by Deirdre Conley

The Muse (https://www.themuse.com) is an interesting web site with lots of job search tools and job postings. On Forbes top website for women.
http://www.forbes.com/sites/meghancasserly/2013/08/20/the-100-best-websites-for-women-2013/#3c90ccb97670


Submitted by Deirdre Conley

“Missrepresentation” a film on how women are portrayed (not well…) or left out of our major media and how this affects women and society:
http://therepresentationproject.org/film/miss-representation/

SWEET WEEKS AT SWEET BRIAR

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Dear Friends of Sweet Briar,
The picture above tells a great deal, but not all, about the inaugural Sweet Weeks 2015. Last August, alumnae, students, fathers, sons, sisters, mothers, brothers, sweethearts and spouses arrived on campus to work — skilled and unskilled (mainly the latter), local and international, young and not so young (but still looking good). We were energetic and effective. It was estimated that by pitching in and coming together to refresh Sweet Briar’s campus during Sweet Weeks of Service last year, we saved our beloved school tens of thousands of dollars on repairs, maintenance, and beautification.
But the unexpected bonus was the sheer joy that this service brought to each of us. For many of us, not since living in the dorms have we had the opportunity to interact with such interesting and diverse people with a common goal. During the day (and most of the night) we swapped life stories and skill sets: Sweet Briar Camp with no classes. . . which brings us to the photo above. We were the four who signed up for all 3 work weeks so we were housed together in Green Village. We represented the classes of 1970 and 2018 (alumnae in training). Did the 48 years between our graduation dates impede our compatibility? Not a bit — we formed fast and enduring friendships. Viva Sweet Briar sisterhood. . .apparently blind to age!
So, if you came last year, you know what a great time we had–if you didn’t, don’t miss out again! Come join us for all or any part of the 2016 Sweet Weeks: May 16-25 and August 1-19. No special talents required, but a large capacity for fun is an asset. We hope to see you there!
— Annabeth Griffin ’18, Ann Gateley ’70, Kate Schlech ’70, and Maggy O’Donnell ’18
Please complete the interest form here 
to get more information about Sweet Weeks of Service!

ALUMNAE ALLIANCE

We are well on our way to reach our goal of $10 Million by June 30.  According to the Briar Wire we are more than half way there.
There are a number of ways you can help reach the $10 Million.  Among others there will be a worldwide online silent auction graciously spearheaded by Norma Valentine.  She is looking for volunteers to help.  So if you would like to help please let me know and I will forward the message.


 The Alumnae Alliance is requesting that all alumnae sign up on Alumnifire.  Alumnifire is an alumni run social media platform to share and connect.
Currently there are about 1,500 Vixens who have signed up on Alumnifire.
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According to Deborah Elkins and Margaretta Colangelo “we can now highlight that we have a ratio of 15:1 for alumnae to students using Alumnifire… with these alumnae ready and willing to provide professional expertise, advice, mentoring, jobs and internship opportunities to the 104 students already registered in Alumnifire (104 = 4 1st year +25 2nd year + 23 juniors +52 seniors). WOW! And we’re the #1 women’s college network on Alumnifire.
Below are instructions on how to connect and articles with more information on Alumnifire.
Getting started with Alumnifire
AlumnifireTutorialandHow-To

Registration is live! Sweet Weeks of Service is May 16 – May 25 and August 1-19. On-campus accommodations and meals will be available. There will be a wide range of projects, both indoors and outdoors. Sign up today!

https://sweetbriarcollege.wufoo.com/forms/s1e087160rydsh7/


Here are great highlights for Sweet Briar College -very interesting and a great tool to recruit students.
http://sbc.edu/about/highlights/


Visitsbc.edu/reunion to sign up for reunion!  For a la carte option call 434-381-6417. Don’t forget to check out the Reunion 2016 video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LYWxOVxV4hA



LIBERAL ARTS

Women’s studies course should be required
http://thelamron.com/2016/04/27/womens-studies-course-requirement/


Saving the world through creative thinking
http://www.srqmagazine.com/srq-daily/2016-04-23/3876_Saving-the-World-Through-Creative-Thinking


Of the liberal arts
http://www.dawn.com/news/1254114/of-the-liberal-arts


WHY WE NEED TO STOP PUSHING SCIENCE AT THE EXPENSE OF LIBERAL ARTS!!!!
http://elitedaily.com/life/pushing-science-liberal-arts/1453757/


Diversity makes sense as a gen ed requirement
http://www.cavalierdaily.com/article/2016/04/diversity-makes-sense-gen-ed


Service academies – where the U.S. military meets liberal arts
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/grade-point/wp/2016/04/26/service-academies-where-the-u-s-military-meets-liberal-arts/


Liberal college values create biases in the classroom
http://thelamron.com/2016/04/28/liberal-college-values-create-biases-classroom/


Your major is not the same as your job
http://thenews.org/2016/04/28/your-major-is-not-the-same-as-your-job/


Is a liberal arts education worth it?
http://www.seminolevoice.com/news/2016/apr/28/liberal-arts-education-worth-it/
and
http://www.wpmobserver.com/news/2016/apr/28/liberal-arts-education-worth-it/


Classical liberal arts core
https://www.hillsdale.edu/academics/classical-liberal-arts-core/


Op-Ed – Liberal arts education lays groundwork for lifetime learning
http://www.sltrib.com/opinion/3826389-155/letter-liberal-arts-education-lays-groundwork


The practical path-Socioeconomic class and academics at Yale
http://yaledailynews.com/blog/2016/04/29/the-practical-path-socioeconomic-class-and-academics-at-yale/


Geneseo should raise tuition to fund liberal arts
http://thelamron.com/2016/04/30/geneseo-raise-tuition-fund-liberal-arts/


Year in review – President DeCoudreaux Q&A
http://www.thecampanil.com/year-in-review-president-decoudreaux-q-a/

STEM

Professor reflects on time in Washington DC
http://www.dailytoreador.com/news/professor-reflects-on-time-in-washington-d-c/article_f8311c3a-09c5-11e6-8ae5-5b1a59f259b1.html


At White House #STEMStartsEarly, with comments invited tech policy
http://www.edcentral.org/wh-earlystem/


Readiness learning associates at White House early learning science, technology, engineering, mathematics (STEM) symposium
http://www.prweb.com/releases/2016/04/prweb13366200.htm


Going beyond STEM – Schools now teaching character learning to lead kids towards a more successful life
http://www.parentherald.com/articles/36923/20160426/beyond-stem-schools-now-teaching-character-learning-lead-kids-towards.htm


California for Energy Independence partners with the L.A, Urban League to promote STEM
http://www.moreheadstate.edu/News/2016/April/New_partnership_opens_new_doors_for_MSU/


State commissions sees AHS preparing students for future
http://www.thedailytimes.com/news/state-commissions-sees-ahs-preparing-students-for-future/article_0bc21986-3c24-52eb-acc7-ad415a586450.html


Opinion – The value and opportunity of connecting education and STEM professionals
http://www.educatoronline.com.au/news/opinion-the-value-and-opportunity-of-connecting-education-and-stem-professionals-215216.aspx


Midland congressman creates ‘chemistry caucus’ devoted to science
http://kfoxtv.com/news/local/episd-reaches-out-to-students-affected-by-its-cheating-scheme

WOMEN IN STEM

Silicon Valley Girls – Growing up Female among the Bay area’s elite
http://motherboard.vice.com/read/silicon-valley-girls-growing-up-female-among-the-bay-areas-elite


VU seeks to help women in STEM careers
http://www.suncommercial.com/news/article_df738486-09a1-11e6-8a9a-c3001867e33d.html


Enrico senior among five to win STEM essay contest
http://www.richmond.com/news/local/henrico/article_e624abb8-0a67-11e6-aaa9-23d9055151fd.html


Bay area life – Two companies team up to get girls involved in science
http://abc7news.com/science/bay-area-life-two-companies-team-up-to-get-girls-involved-in-science/1307240/


Meet 4 influential women in marketing and media who are creating a culture of change
http://www.adweek.com/news/television/meet-4-influential-women-marketing-and-media-who-are-creating-culture-change-170894


Stanford prof talks gender inequality
http://yaledailynews.com/blog/2016/04/25/stanford-prof-talks-gender-inequality/


After school is ‘sweet spot’ to draw girls to STEM
http://youthtoday.org/2016/04/after-school-is-sweet-spot-to-draw-girls-to-stem/


Donors and scholarship recipients share stories of success
http://www.njit.edu/features/sceneandheard/brunch-2016.php


Report highlights wages by gender
http://www.newsrecord.org/news/report-highlights-wages-by-gender/article_0ad43512-0afb-11e6-a102-8bb10682d480.html


More women in the lab will help propel Hong Kong’s economy
http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1938613/more-women-lab-will-help-propel-hong-kongs-economy


Researchers explain how stereotypes keep girls out of computer-sciences classes
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/education/wp/2016/04/26/researchers-explain-how-stereotypes-keep-girls-out-of-computer-science-classes/


I do believe that when we have equal of men and women it changes the culture
http://www.wearethecity.com/believe-equal-numbers-men-women-changes-culture-says-harini-iyengar/


Study shows – Gender inequality not responsible for girls not choosing STEM field
http://www.mrctv.org/blog/study-girls-feel-more-negative-emotions-about-math-boys


10 of the most successful women in UK technology on influence, leadership, equality and being digital role models
http://www.cbronline.com/news/verticals/the-boardroom/10-of-the-most-successful-women-in-uk-technology-on-influence-leadership-equality-and-being-digital-role-models-4875392


Innovation award presented to Greenwich women
http://www.greenwichtime.com/business/article/Innovation-award-presented-to-Greenwich-women-7375975.php


Words didn’t add up to reality
http://thedailyworld.com/opinion/letters/words-didn-t-add-reality


VU creates ‘living’ tech community for women
http://www.insideindianabusiness.com/story/31822873/vincennes-eyes-stem-pipeline


Battle for Rwanda’s most innovative girls begins
http://ktpress.rw/2016/04/inside-the-battle-for-rwandas-most-innovative-girl/


For girl scouts, coding is the new homemaking
http://www.redlandsdailyfacts.com/social-affairs/20160427/for-girl-scouts-coding-is-the-new-homemaking


We NEED more young women to consider careers in information and communications technologies (ICT’s)
http://www.circleid.com/posts/20160427_we_need_more_young_women_to_consider_careers_in_ict/


Paving the way for women in technology
https://www.euractiv.com/section/social-europe-jobs/opinion/paving-the-way-for-women-in-technology/


MSU celebrates 10 percent increase in women science and engineering faculty
http://www.bozemandailychronicle.com/news/montana_state_university/msu-celebrates-percent-increase-in-women-science-and-engineering-faculty/article_6b91f0b0-91d0-58e2-8acc-fa0155e06fec.html


Girls are still afraid of math, even when their mom’s are scientists
http://qz.com/671692/girls-are-still-afraid-of-math-even-when-their-moms-are-scientists/


Author Eileen Pollack –  Lack of encouragement impacts women’s decision in STEM
http://www.usnews.com/news/articles/2016-04-28/author-eileen-pollack-lack-of-encouragement-impacts-womens-academic-career-decisions-in-stem


Three practical ways to tackle the gender divide
http://www.smartcompany.com.au/people-human-resources/68236-three-practical-ways-to-tackle-the-gender-divide/


The contribution of women in engineering
http://www.theengineer.co.uk/the-contribution-of-women-in-engineering/


Q&A- Helping women thrive motivates Mary Strickland
http://host.madison.com/ct/news/local/q-a-helping-women-thrive-motivates-mary-strickland/article_f8ec480d-21f1-5bf7-a3d9-e71f48820bbf.html


Michelle Obama – Research shows educating girls can lift a nation’s economy
http://www.politifact.com/global-news/statements/2016/apr/29/michelle-obama/michelle-obama-research-shows-educating-girls-can-/


West Sacramento teen wins national Marvel STEM challenge
http://www.abc10.com/news/local/sacramento/west-sacramento-teen-wins-national-marvel-stem-challenge/160586437

STEAM

Major changes lie ahead for school, parents told
http://www.championnewspapers.com/news/article_8bbd909e-08ce-11e6-90b5-bb4e1c1d5ffc.html


The art of turning science, technology and maths learning into a game
http://www.theage.com.au/national/education/the-art-of-turning-science-technology-and-maths-learning-into-a-game-20160415-go7lyc


Get a taste of the exotic at Nickerson bed and breakfast
http://www.hutchnews.com/lifestyle/community/calendar/things-to-do/article_10498e93-9893-5e7f-abcd-125a0763f22d.html


Student gamers create something cool
http://www.statesmanjournal.com/story/news/2016/04/24/student-gamers-create-something-cool/83403286/ 


Boys and Girls Club Robotics team STEAMrollers to travel to world’s competition
http://www.wbiw.com/local/archive/2016/04/boys-girls-club-robotics-team-steamrollers-will-travel-to-worlds-competition.php


NYU’s music experience design lab teams up with Soundtrap Online Music Recording Studio
http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20160426005568/en/York-University%E2%80%99s-Music-Experience-Design-Lab-Teams


Bodley’s STEAM showcase enjoys large turnout
http://oswegocountytoday.com/bodleys-steam-showcase-enjoys-large-turnout/


$20 youth summer camp offers science, technology, math, art and science
http://wotv4women.com/2016/04/26/20-youth-summer-camp-offers-science-technology-math-art-and-science/


CSUF students help integrate Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math into elementary classrooms
http://www.ocregister.com/articles/students-713729-elementary-school.html


The story of the tech girls of Mumbai
http://www.zdnet.com/article/tech-girls-in-mumbai/


Op-Ed:  From STEM to STEAM to STEAM squared
http://www.usnews.com/news/articles/2016-04-28/op-ed-from-stem-to-steam-to-steam-squared


Tech tidbits from around NH

http://www.nhbr.com/May-13-2016/Tech-Tidbits-From-Around-NH/


Students must have modern resources to succeed
http://www.thetimesherald.com/story/opinion/readers/2016/04/30/students-must-modern-resources-succeed/83596502/


Anne Barth – Taking advantage of our state’s future (Daily Mail)
http://www.wvgazettemail.com/daily-mail-opinion/20160430/anne-barth-taking-advantage-of-our-states-future-daily-mail

STUDENT RECRUITMENT

UCF sets goal of 10,000 graduate students by 2020
http://www.orlandosentinel.com/features/education/os-ucf-graduate-program-recruiting-20160422-story.html


Ohio colleges spending more to get students they want
http://www.dispatch.com/content/stories/local/2016/04/25/college-recruiting-techniques.html


Outcomes of nonprofit university geared toward low-income Chicago students in serious question
https://nonprofitquarterly.org/2016/04/25/outcomes-of-nonprofit-university-geared-toward-low-income-chicago-students-in-serious-question/


Podcast – Teaching students to have grit while building a school community
https://www.dnainfo.com/new-york/20160425/upper-west-side/podcast-teaching-students-have-grit-while-building-school-community


Nottingham is ‘perfect’ for studying and living – so why is it difficult to retain graduates?
http://www.nottinghampost.com/Nottingham-perfect-studying-living-difficult/story-29173551-detail/story.html


US – Agents, educators call for more due diligence after DHS sting
http://thepienews.com/news/us-agents-educators-call-for-more-due-diligence-after-dhs-sting/


UC Santa Barbara works for first generation student success
http://www.educationdive.com/news/uc-santa-barbara-works-for-first-generation-student-success/418107/


International students becoming important part of Niagara University’s identity
http://www.bizjournals.com/buffalo/blog/morning_roundup/2016/04/international-students-becoming-important-part-of.html


Proposal to create space for low-income students, combat stigma
http://www.studlife.com/news/2016/04/28/proposal-to-create-space-for-low-income-students-combat-stigma/


Colleges use questionable tactics to attract students
http://www.forbes.com/sites/ryancraig/2016/04/28/if-you-dont-enroll-in-this-college-well-kill-this-dog/#2e5e3fa66180


Acceptance rate drops to historic low as recruiting efforts draw in more prospective students
http://thewellesleynews.com/2016/04/28/acceptance-rate-drops-to-historic-low-as-recruiting-efforts-draw-in-more-prospective-students/


College student entrepreneurs hope they have the next big idea
http://www.courant.com/education/hc-college-entrepreneurs-20160428-story.html


The five most creative strategies for recruiting agency interns
http://www.campaignlive.com/article/five-creative-strategies-recruiting-agency-interns/1393198


New partnership opens doors for MSU
http://www.moreheadstate.edu/News/2016/April/New_partnership_opens_new_doors_for_MSU/


Paskill Stapleton & Lord and Marywood University to present on microsites and international recruiting at eduWeb Digital Summit.
http://www.benzinga.com/pressreleases/16/04/p7910440/paskill-stapleton-lord-and-marywood-university-to-present-on-microsites


EPISD reaches out to students affected by its cheating scheme
http://kfoxtv.com/news/local/episd-reaches-out-to-students-affected-by-its-cheating-scheme

COLLEGE FINANCES, GRANTS, ETC.

NIU to received more than $26 million from state
http://www.daily-chronicle.com/2016/04/22/niu-to-receive-more-than-26-million-from-state/abff0co/


Illinois hopes to release emergency funding for higher education
http://www.ourquadcities.com/news/illinois-releases-emergency-funding-for-higher-education


PHCC receives pair of grants
http://www.martinsvillebulletin.com/news/phcc-receives-pair-of-grants/article_f4853a16-0b5b-11e6-8dec-0f530bf6de77.html


Future still uncertain despite funding plan
http://www.cantondailyledger.com/article/20160426/NEWS/160429631


Logan to get $4 million in state allocations
http://thesouthern.com/news/local/logan-to-get-million-in-state-allocations/article_ee89fda9-aefe-5c68-a336-1b019ce60d21.html


How the government lets for-profit colleges rip off students and taxpayers
http://time.com/money/4308023/how-the-government-lets-for-profit-colleges-rip-off-students-and-taxpayers/


College-specific funds are on the rise – but are they built to last
http://www.forbes.com/sites/alexkonrad/2016/04/27/college-funds-rise-up-house-fund-dorm-room-rough-draft/#2ea03c5d7d45


Disrupting the narrative – Why did this institution net a huge humanities gift
http://www.insidephilanthropy.com/home/2016/4/25/disrupting-the-narrative-why-did-this-institution-net-a-huge.html


Grant program helps single mothers finish college
http://www.ardmoreite.com/news/20160424/grant-program-helps-single-mothers-finish-college


Obama’s free community college plan gets another hearing
http://www.thestreet.com/story/13549337/1/obama-s-free-community-college-plan-gets-another-hearing.html


Texas Mutual awards $600,000 in annual safety education grants to six Texas colleges
http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/texas-mutual-awards-600k-in-annual-safety-education-grants-to-six-texas-colleges-300260096.html


Small colleges, big money problems
http://www.bendbulletin.com/nation/4270489-151/small-colleges-big-money-problems

 

WOMEN IN HIGHER EDUCATION

Three students reflect on experiences with female leadership
http://www.thedp.com/article/2016/04/students-reflect-on-female-leadership


End the college’s pay gap
http://flathatnews.com/2016/04/26/end-the-pay-gap/


Straight out of college women make $4 less per hour than men and the gap is getting wider
http://www.alternet.org/labor/straight-out-college-women-make-4-less-hour-men-and-gap-getting-wider


College deletes article calling its female students ‘pretty’ after complaints of sexism
http://www.thecollegefix.com/post/27219/


Some faculty in Perdue University’s Liberal Arts say a plan to overhaul graduate education negatively affects areas that have the most underrepresented minority and female graduate students
http://www.greenfieldreporter.com/view/story/565ede7589694a32b4036459bbbc80df/IN–Purdue-Budget-Cuts


Bryn Mawr brings in Intermarket as AOR
http://www.odwyerpr.com/story/public/6785/2016-04-26/bryn-mawr-brings-intermarket-as-aor.html


AUW alumna helps change the game for women in Computer Science
http://www.dhakatribune.com/feature/2016/apr/28/auw-alumna-helps-change-game-women-computer-science


‘Feminist Coming Out Day’ promotes dialogue on gender equality
http://bcheights.com/news/2016/womens-center-hosts-feminists-coming-day/


3 ways the landscape is changing for women in L.A.
https://www.wbez.org/shows/take-two/3-ways-the-landscape-is-changing-for-women-in-la/d856e565-da70-4495-872f-7ae630068550


Efforts to close gender gap gaining momentum
http://www.hrreporter.com/blog/compensation-rewards/archive/2016/04/26/efforts-to-close-gender-wage-gap-gaining-momentum


Decoding diversity in data and tech – women required
http://www.information-management.com/news/information-strategy-leadership/decoding-diversity-in-data-and-tech-women-required-10028729-1.html


‘Great Eight’ graduate from School of Education
http://www.idsnews.com/article/2016/04/great-eight-graduate-from-school-of-education

COLLEGE, UNIVERSITY SUSTAINABILITY

Guide to Green Colleges recognizes new school’s commitment to sustainability
http://blogs.newschool.edu/news/2016/04/guide-to-green-colleges-recognizes-new-schools-commitment-to-sustainability/#.VyO7hzArLIU


Editorial – Earth Day puts sustainability in spotlight
http://www.pottsmerc.com/article/MP/20160424/NEWS/160429854


How sustainable practices at three U.S. universities are reducing waste
http://waste360.com/waste-reduction/how-sustainable-practices-three-us-universities-are-reducing-waste


Cerritos College at the forefront of sustainability
http://www.talonmarks.com/news/2016/04/26/cerritos-college-at-the-forefront-of-sustainability/


Earth week rocks SMC to the core
http://www.thecorsaironline.com/news/2016/04/28/earth-week-rocks-smc-core/


From the White House to Goldman Sachs – community colleges are getting more support
https://www.goodcall.com/news/white-house-goldman-sachs-community-colleges-getting-support-06341


Cedar Valley College opens first environmental learning area in Southern Dallas County
http://www.dallasweekly.com/education/article_fd94e9a6-0e73-11e6-9d64-130e2c040fab.html

OTHER

Students now have choices beyond male/female on college applications
http://www.cleveland.com/metro/index.ssf/2016/04/students_now_have_choices_beyo.html


The amazing stories behind the women joining Harriett Tubman on cash
http://www.glamour.com/story/the-amazing-stories-behind-the-women-joining-harriet-tubman-on-new-money


Concern over diversity and inclusion at University of Redlands continues
http://www.redlandsdailyfacts.com/social-affairs/20160427/concern-over-diversity-and-inclusion-at-university-of-redlands-continues


The college reports record admissions statistics
http://colbyechonews.com/college-reports-record-admissions-statistics/


OSU chapter of Phi Beta Kappa installed
http://www.gazettetimes.com/news/local/osu-chapter-of-phi-beta-kappa-installed/article_bdfc1811-6e62-5711-a35d-22d1eda82f07.html


More news in the Final Clubs drama at Havard
In letter to Khurana, Porcellian-commissioned report scrutinizes final club statistics
http://www.thecrimson.com/article/2016/4/29/porcellian-analysis-criticize-stats/

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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April 8 through July 14 

Sweet Briar alumna and artist Jill Steenhuis is on her US Spring and Summer Tour.  For locations and dates please go to
http://hosted.verticalresponse.com/1423647/4fc92d9611/578217985/9c0a8e260d/


                                                  MAY 12
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MAY 17

PLEASE JOIN US ON TUES. MAY 17TH FROM 12-1:30 AT LYNCHURG COLLEGE’S BURTON DINING HALL!

WE ARE EXCITED TO ANNOUNCE OUR FIRST SBC: CENTRAL VA. ALUMNAE AND FRIENDS COMMUNITY SERVICE EVENT! PLEASE GET DECKED OUT IN YOUR BEST PINK AND GREEN OUTFIT AND JOIN ALUMNAE AND FRIENDS OF THE COLLEGE AT OUR SWEET BRIAR TABLE(S) FOR THIS LUNCHEON IN SUPPORT OF MARIAM’S HOUSE! THIS WILL BE A WONDERFUL TIME FOR THE SBC COMMUNITY TO SOCIALIZE, NETWORK AND HELP OTHER

WOMEN ALL AT THE SAME TIME. AT SBC WE LEARNED THAT STRONG WOMEN BUILD EACH OTHER UP!

Miriam’s House is dedicated to ending homelessness through the empowerment of women and families. They offer two housing programs designed to limit the length of time families experience homelessness and quickly return homeless families to the community. Miriam’s House works collaboratively with a number of community agencies to ensure that our clients receive the best and most appropriate services available.

Please join us for this special occasion! The annual luncheon is Mariam’s house biggest event of the year. Everyone enjoys a wonderful meal, informative program, and the chance to win some great raffle and door prizes as we celebrate the women and families who have built “a foundation for the future” through the programs at Miriam’s House.

Luncheon tickets are $40 each, and are available for purchase online.  Click here, http://www.miriamshouseprogram.org/online-ticket-sales.html, to purchase your tickets online today! Be sure to indicate that your “table captain” is “SBC Central Va.”  Raffle tickets are also available through the website.

PLEASE VISIT THE FACEBOOK PAGE FOR EVEN MORE INFORMATIONHTTPS://WWW.FACEBOOK.COM/EVENTS/575043952660352/

MAY 19

Please join the RVA Alumnae Club to a Welcome Home Happy Hour
When – May 19 at 6:30 PM
Where – Hardywook Park Craft Brewery
2408 Ownby Lane, Richmond, VA 23220
For more information go to
https://www.facebook.com/events/1256542177693239/

MAY 20

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MAY 21


Sweet Briar Durham Bulls Baseball Fireworks Night

Take me out to the Sweet Briar and Bulls game! 5/21/2016

Get ready Sweet Briar baseball fans! We have reserved seating in one of the stadium’s Diamond View sections with access to the patio deck located behind sections 124 and 126; all in home run territory!

Provided to us will be an All-You-Can-Eat picnic menus. We’ll have a 2-hour all-you-can-eat buffet including fresh grilled hamburgers, hotdogs, grilled chicken, fresh baked macaroni and cheese, cole slaw, baked beans, popcorn and chips with a full assortment of Pepsi products, Brisk iced tea and water.

Sweet Briar and our love for hats… The Carolina Hurricanes Home Run Patio comes with a limited edition Durham Bulls cap for everyone.

We will also be a part of a special raffle. Each member of our group will be entered into a drawing to win a special gift from the Bulls that night.

Imagine our name in lights too!! After a tumultuous 2015 for Sweet Briar,  we have earned our group’s name to be displayed on the video board!! Holla Holla !

Fireworks to cap off a wonderful evening!
TICKET SALES END APRIL 29TH, 2016

*YOU WILL RETRIEVE YOUR TICKETS AT THE STADIUM WILL-CALL
FOR MORE INFORMATION  GO TO http://sweetbriarbulls.bpt.me/

VIXENS HELPING VIXENS

Here’s a great way to help out the Business Seminar class at Sweet Briar:  Buy a bag of Hershey’s kisses.

A message from Evangeline Taylor
Charity for girls in Chattanooga-Cleveland, TN needs a new space. My cousin started a non-profit last year which provides FREE clothing to at-risk teen girls, called “Giving Threads.” Her charity has been evicted from her present space and rent was $300/month that included utilities. She has to move in 14 days and needs help finding a new space. If you know of anyone that can help, please post a comment and I will pass along to her
–My cousin also has two 17 year old girls whom I’m trying to recruit to SBCsmile emoticon
Blog from today:
Giving Threads Lost Today


This message is from LEA BENNET asking for your help
Former Sweet Briar student, Claire Shaw, has had Ewing’s Sarcoma and is continuing treatment for relapsed MDS/leukemia. Her family needs to rent their Maine summer house while Claire continues her treatment in one of several clinical trials.
Shaw House Somesville
Built in 1924, and completely restored in 2007, our coastal farmhouse is the perfect island get-away. Centrally located at the head of Somes Sound it has 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, and a back ‘secret staircase.’ Though we’re on the well traveled Route 102 we have an acre of land, a small pond, and a Finish wood-fired sauna in the back yard, which is surrounded by extensive acreage.
Perhaps this rental might be of interest to you? Thank you


Kartina Balding Bills requests your positive vibes and prayers for her friend and roommate and SBC alumna Cassandra Lynn Thomas -“my very BEST GOOD FRIEND, my 4 year roommate from college, my soul sister, Cassie, is in the hospital in FLA w/ a recently discovered “mass” in her very smart head…she is a wife to Tim, momma to Lexi and Timmy, superb Veterinarian. This world needs her daggumit. We love her and. Need all y’all to love her and pray for her too. Fervently. Unceasingly. I am sure we will attack whatever this dang thing is in our dogged, determined vixen way…. please….however you do so, please.pray!”


Alumna AP Conrad, a civilian deployed with the US military has this simple request:
Ladies, morale can get pretty low in a deployed environment and it’s a really big deal to receive mail. I remember last deployment eagerly gathering around care packages bc we were so excited for someone when they got letters from home and wanted to share in each other’s joy. Some of the guys I’ll be with never receive mail. I posted about this a few months ago when I first mentioned I’d be heading out and a lot of you, I was truly touched, wanted to answer the call to send cards of encouragement, etc. I even recall a couple teachers saying they wanted to get their classrooms involved.
I’m going to Vixen the hell out of this deployment!!! (Um, did I just make up a tshirt??!!)
Please send packages to Paige Conrad, 850 Sumner Drive, Apt #9; Fayetteville, NC 28303. That’s actually the address of my boss who will then make sure mail gets put on the plane. It takes about two weeks for stuff to reach us.
Things we need – are tissues and Zyrtec for allergies (the dust is awful). Really good salad dressings. Good/fun snack foods. Scented candles (it smells here). I can make sure that letters and cards are distributed throughout camp.


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

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Breaking – Breaking – Breaking – Breaking – Breaking
A letter from Sweet Briar College President Stone

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April 23, 2016
[Dear Sweet Briar Alumna] 
The Board of Directors just concluded its meetings on campus. The Board confirmed that the college continues to experience great success as we move to good health and strength. Among the items handled by the board was the matter of leadership for the college in the years ahead. As you know, I was named president in the settlement agreement to help get the college back in operation and on the road to full recovery. Fortunately, with your help and the tremendous support from alumnae and friends of the college, we have had a remarkable school year. That sets the stage for us to plan the next stage of envisioning and planning. That planning invites a transition to new leadership both to assist with the envisioning and in helping to execute the plans that result. Below, you will find a press release issued by the Sweet Briar College Board of Directors today. It includes an announcement that over the next many months we will conduct the process of hiring the next Sweet Briar president. It is my intention to ensure an orderly transition and pass the baton of leadership as of July 1, 2017.
 
As you can imagine, this is a bittersweet announcement. I have come to love Sweet Briar in my time here, so I shall miss very much my engagement in this community and the opportunity to continue playing a role in the renewal and revitalization of this college. I have so many friends here. Together we are making history, and we have another year ahead of us to continue making history. I am happy that I was able to play a role in putting the college back on sound footing after the attempted closing. Now the time has come to envision the future, and that will also be an exciting chapter in the life of the college.
 
Because so much has been achieved in such a short time, an orderly change in leadership is now possible. We should all celebrate the opportunity for a new leader, working with the board and the entire college community, to help develop a vision for the future of the college. Stage I, the rescue operation, produced a miracle: The Women of Sweet Briar saved their college! Stage II, moving the college from the brink of closure back into full operation, has also been extraordinary. It has been wonderful to be a part of that effort. Now Stage III: envisioning and planning, must be done with the same level of passion and commitment, and more miracles will follow.
 
All of you have been so kind to me and so supportive of the college during this year of revitalization. For that, I express my sincere gratitude. I am absolutely certain that Sweet Briar’s best days lie ahead. All those who love her must continue to support her. I know I can count on your continued assistance during the rest of my tenure. Thank you.
 
Warm regards,
Phillip C. Stone
President
 
 
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Sweet Briar College announces a year of successes and next steps
Board to evaluate planning process and commence search for permanent leadership
SWEET BRIAR, Va. (April 23, 2016) – Less than one year after the failed attempt to close Sweet Briar College, board members and President Phil Stone concluded their sixth on-campus board meeting and celebrated a year of achievement beyond their original expectations – as well as new opportunities and next steps.
“We were all hopeful of the possibilities,” Chairwoman Teresa Pike Tomlinson ’87 said. “We knew Sweet Briar had a strong foundation and a lot to offer young women in today’s world, but few expected we would come this far this fast.”
President Phil Stone agreed, recalling his first full day on campus.
“From the day I walked into dark, lonely campus buildings to this day of a celebration of a spring semester, with a jam-packed board meeting and the student’s Spring Fling event tonight, ours has been a remarkable journey of human exceptionalism and perseverance.”
The board and president provided a sampling of accomplishments so far:
  • Meeting the court-ordered settlement terms ahead of deadlines and concluding the litigation process that followed the announcement to close
  • Opening the College for fall semester on time and without incident for nearly 250 students who returned to campus with only a few weeks notice
  • Re-establishing its sports and signature equestrian and junior year abroad programs
  • Becoming the first women’s college to be affiliated with BRAID (Building Recruiting and Inclusion for Diversity), which is a consortium of colleges and universities from across the nation working to increase the percentage of women and students of color in computer sciences
  • Adopting the most fiscally responsible budget in the last 20 years
  • Predicting that it will end the 2016 fiscal year (FY) on June 30 without having to access the $16 million in restricted funds freed by the state attorney general
  • Funding the College’s operation through May 15 without having to access a penny of its endowment fund
  • Announcing that it is on course to raise the first $10 million of its $30 million Next is Now campaign by June 30 as the College to date has:
    • Raised more than $6 million of its $10 million FY2016 goal;
    • Raised over $500,000 in one “day of giving,” followed one week later by raising over $600,000 in another day of giving; and
    • Broken the College’s all-time giving record in this fiscal year
  • Engaging our alumnae from across the country to attend more than 500 college fairs for prospective students and implementing state-of-the-art recruitment techniques to yield the:
    • Largest number of applications (nearly 1,400) in the College’s history; and
    • Highest number of acceptances in recent College history.
  • Forging an alliance with The National Center for Sustainable Development (NCSD) to attract exemplary young Chinese women leaders to the Class of 2020 and beyond
  • Being named to both Forbes 2016 lists of Best Value Schools and Best Value Private Colleges
  • Transitioning from interim executive staff positions to permanent administrative leadership in departments and divisions throughout the College
  • The passage of new board by-laws that affirm a belief in both best governance practices and the fiscal stability of the College in perpetuity
As Sweet Briar looks forward to its future, the board and president will assess a land management plan as part of the long-range vision for the College. The board also will appoint a selection committee and hire a search firm to begin the succession process for the next permanent president to take the helm of Sweet Briar College on July 1, 2017.
Stone assumed the presidency in July 2015 to help steer the College to stability over the first couple of years following the conclusion of court proceedings. He will be instrumental in the search and transition process.
“We could not have had a better leader to cut this path for us and set the stage for our future success,” Tomlinson said. “The fact that Phil Stone committed two years of his otherwise full life and professional practice to come be a part of Sweet Briar history has been a godsend. We are now thankful to have his expertise as we transition to our next chapter and, fortunately, we have over a year’s time in which to do it.”
Stone added, “This next year will be one of our busiest ever. After this extraordinary past year, I cannot wait to see what our future holds.”

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

HTTP://SBC.EDU/REUNION/REGISTRATION/

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SWEET BRIAR NEWS

Shared Governance – Roses emerge from the briars – stakeholder engagement after attempted closure and resurrection of Sweet Briar College
http://beingunlocked.com/2016/04/shared-governance-roses-emerge-from-the-briars-stakeholder-engagement-after-the-attempted-closure-and-resurrection-of-sweet-briar-college/


Sweet Briar board members to assume new leadership roles
http://www.newsadvance.com/news/local/new-sweet-briar-board-members-to-assume-leadership-roles/article_52ad382b-26df-518d-b45a-5eda4ac54214.html?TNNoMobile


Sweet Briar honors student delves into fantasy with senior directing project
http://sbc.edu/news/sweet-briar-honors-student-delves-into-fantasy-with-senior-directing-project/


Final orchestra concert reflect a good year – including works by Sweet Briar’s first student composer in residence
http://sbc.edu/news/final-orchestra-concert-reflects-a-good-year-including-works-by-sweet-briars-first-student-composer-in-residence/


Akademos and Sweet Briar College partner to provide students with substantial textbook savings
http://www.prweb.com/releases/2016/04/prweb13353321.htm
and
http://sbc.edu/news/sweet-briar-to-partner-with-online-textbook-giant-akademos/
and
http://www.pressreleaserocket.net/akademos-and-sweet-briar-college-partner-to-provide-students-with-substantial-textbook-savings/438249/


Aspiring anthropologist and radio DJ finds honor thesis amid Croatia’s abandoned resorts
http://sbc.edu/news/aspiring-anthropologist-and-radio-dj-finds-honors-thesis-amid-croatias-abandoned-resorts/


Ancient forests can’t talk – so one determined scientist speaks for them
http://sbc.edu/news/ancient-forests-cant-talk-so-one-determined-scientist-speaks-for-them/


Alumna’s tech start up leads the way in promoting diversity
http://sbc.edu/news/alumnas-tech-startup-leads-the-way-in-promoting-diversity/
and
http://thehill.com/policy/technology/277119-taskrabbit-signs-on-to-congressional-black-caucus-plan-to-boost-diversity
and
http://www.usatoday.com/story/tech/news/2016/04/21/taskrabbit-diversity-inclusion-congressional-black-caucus/83314106/


Friends of Art announces annual student awards
http://sbc.edu/news/friends-of-art-announces-annual-student-awards/


FOR MORE SWEET BRIAR NEWS PLEASE VISIT
http://sbc.edu/news/

SUBMITTED BY MEMBERS OF THE SWEET BRIAR COMMUNITY

Posted by Jane Dure on Facebook
A great video promoting Sweet Briar’s Theatre Department
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=91-3tcI2VaY


Posted on Facebook by Melissa Gist Mundy
Great news! How the Vixens Saved the School is now available in a French/English edition. Sweet Briar College professor Dr. Marie-Thérèse Killiam Maite Killiam and three of her students, Hannah Beall, Arienna Rebecca Groves and Megan Johnston beautifully translated the story into French. And with the original English text on each page, it’s perfect for exposing children to a new language while they read about Vicky and her fellow renardettes.
Comment Les Renardettes Sauvé Leur École is available on Amazon now!
http://amzn.com/1530998158


Submitted by Deirdre Conley
It’s Time To Speak – WOMEN SPEAK
http://www.womenspeakteam.org/#home
We may not need the involvement of a separate group to do this, but I like their mission and the partnerships high school-college. Good for recruiting….”
Above link was in this article on mentoring: https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/why-every-woman-business-should-mentor-millennial-kat-cole?trk=hp-feed-article-title-like.


Submitted by Deirdre Conley
[Sweet Briar alumna] Renee Merion named co-chair of JPN
http://chaddsfordlive.com/2016/04/15/renee-merion-named-co-chair-of-jpn/


Submtted by Deirdre Conley

“Scavenger: This looks interesting!”
Interactive Software game on your phone to visit the campus+…..
[The] link came from this article,
6 Best Practices for Universities Embracing Social Media

SWEET WEEKS AT SWEET BRIAR

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Dear Friends of Sweet Briar,
 
The picture above tells a great deal, but not all, about the inaugural Sweet Weeks 2015. Last August, alumnae, students, fathers, sons, sisters, mothers, brothers, sweethearts and spouses arrived on campus to work — skilled and unskilled (mainly the latter), local and international, young and not so young (but still looking good). We were energetic and effective. It was estimated that by pitching in and coming together to refresh Sweet Briar’s campus during Sweet Weeks of Service last year, we saved our beloved school tens of thousands of dollars on repairs, maintenance, and beautification.
 
But the unexpected bonus was the sheer joy that this service brought to each of us. For many of us, not since living in the dorms have we had the opportunity to interact with such interesting and diverse people with a common goal. During the day (and most of the night) we swapped life stories and skill sets: Sweet Briar Camp with no classes. . . which brings us to the photo above. We were the four who signed up for all 3 work weeks so we were housed together in Green Village. We represented the classes of 1970 and 2018 (alumnae in training). Did the 48 years between our graduation dates impede our compatibility? Not a bit — we formed fast and enduring friendships. Viva Sweet Briar sisterhood. . .apparently blind to age!
 
So, if you came last year, you know what a great time we had–if you didn’t, don’t miss out again! Come join us for all or any part of the 2016 Sweet Weeks: May 16-25 and August 1-19. No special talents required, but a large capacity for fun is an asset. We hope to see you there!
 
Annabeth Griffin ’18, Ann Gateley ’70, Kate Schlech ’70, and Maggy O’Donnell ’18
Please complete the interest form here 
to get more information about Sweet Weeks of Service!

ALUMNAE ALLIANCE

We are well on our way to reach our goal of $10 Million by June 30.  According to the Briar Wire we are more than half way there.
There are a number of ways you can help reach the $10 Million.  Among others there will be a worldwide online silent auction graciously spearheaded by Norma Valentine.  She is looking for volunteers to help.  So if you would like to help please let me know and I will forward the message.


 The Alumnae Alliance is requesting that all alumnae sign up on Alumnifire.  Alumnifire is an alumni run social media platform to share and connect.
Currently there are about 1,500 Vixens who have signed up on Alumnifire.
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According to Deborah Elkins and Margaretta Colangelo “we can now highlight that we have a ratio of 15:1 for alumnae to students using Alumnifire… with these alumnae ready and willing to provide professional expertise, advice, mentoring, jobs and internship opportunities to the 104 students already registered in Alumnifire (104 = 4 1st year +25 2nd year + 23 juniors +52 seniors). WOW! And we’re the #1 women’s college network on Alumnifire.
Below are instructions on how to connect and articles with more information on Alumnifire.
Getting started with Alumnifire
AlumnifireTutorialandHow-To

Registration is live! Sweet Weeks of Service is May 16 – May 25 and August 1-19. On-campus accommodations and meals will be available. There will be a wide range of projects, both indoors and outdoors. Sign up today!

https://sweetbriarcollege.wufoo.com/forms/s1e087160rydsh7/


Here are great highlights for Sweet Briar College -very interesting and a great tool to recruit students.
http://sbc.edu/about/highlights/


Visitsbc.edu/reunion to sign up for reunion!  For a la carte option call 434-381-6417. Don’t forget to check out the Reunion 2016 video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LYWxOVxV4hA



LIBERAL ARTS

Academic showcase celebrates excellence – Svoboda connects emotional intelligence to Liberal Arts
http://www.hcmediaonline.org/academic-showcase-celebrates-excellence-svoboda-connects-emotional-intelligence-to-liberal-arts/


Liberal Arts enthusiasts among history’s great achievers
http://www.caller.com/columnists/nick-jimenez/liberal-arts-enthusiasts-among-historys-great-achievers-27aa034b-fac9-51df-e053-0100007f44e8-375877991.html


Funding disparity between STEM, humanities programs impacts enrollment
https://badgerherald.com/news/2016/04/18/funding-disparity-between-stem-humanities-programs-impacts-enrollment/


Grantmakers think it’s cool, so do universities. The students?  Not so much
http://www.insidephilanthropy.com/home/2016/4/18/grantmakers-think-its-cool-so-do-universities-the-students-n.html


UF hosts first anti-major fair
http://www.alligator.org/news/campus/article_bdae494e-05d2-11e6-95e2-fbab44b54ce1.html


Value diverse studies
http://temple-news.com/opinion/value-diverse-studies/
and
http://temple-news.com/lifestyle/columnist-visits-main-campus/


21 liberal arts colleges with the lowest student -faculty ratio
http://www.usnews.com/education/best-colleges/the-short-list-college/articles/2016-04-19/21-liberal-arts-colleges-with-the-lowest-student-faculty-ratios


Ask an economist – how much money is the liberal arts experience really worth?
http://qz.com/664760/ask-emily-how-much-money-is-the-liberal-arts-experience-really-worth/


Data analytics and the liberal arts
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/adam-weinberg/data-analytics-and-the-li_b_9721312.html


What is a liberal arts degree?
http://www.snhu.edu/about-us/news-and-events/2016/04/what-is-a-liberal-arts-degree


College Choice releases 2016 ranking of the best online bachelor’s liberal arts degree
http://www.broadwayworld.com/bwwgeeks/article/College-Choice-Releases-2016-Ranking-of-the-Best-Online-Bachelors-Liberal-Arts-Degrees-20160420


How International students benefit from going to college in America
http://www.forbes.com/sites/dporterfield/2016/04/20/why-international-students-benefit-from-going-to-college-in-america/#1d866b161e00


Colby’s harassment policy harasses education
http://colbyechonews.com/colbys-harassment-policy-harasses-education/


Penn State launches new degree completion program
http://news.psu.edu/story/405650/2016/04/21/academics/penn-state-launches-new-degree-completion-program


Bellevue U approaches online learning with liberal arts classroom model
http://www.educationdive.com/news/bellevue-u-approaches-online-learning-with-liberal-arts-classroom-model/417870/


Parameters for innovation
http://www.leaderandtimes.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=25057:parameters-for-innovation&catid=29:opinion&Itemid=58


Kobizk Korner – Broadening an education
http://tnhdigital.com/5736/opinions/kobziks-korner-broadening-an-education/


Sheila Steinberg and Lata Murti speak on the value of a Liberal Arts education
https://brandmannews.org/2016/04/ep-15-sheila-steinberg-lata-murti-speak-value-liberal-arts-education/


#TheGregorySchoolDifference is it Liberal Arts?
http://www.thegregorianchant.org/2016/04/hashtag-thegregoryschooldifference-liberal-arts/


Women in Politics – College Edition – Vassar College
http://www.msnbc.com/msnbc/women-politics-college-edition-vassar-college


5 ways the study of Religion is changing
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/gary-laderman/5-ways-the-study-of-relig_b_9738556.html


Center for ethics and public life re-envisioned
http://www.lutherchips.com/1777/news/center-for-ethics-and-public-life-re-envisioned/


Saving the world through creative thinking
http://www.srqmagazine.com/srq-daily/2016-04-23/3876_Saving-the-World-Through-Creative-Thinking

STEM

Commentary  by Dr. Bryan Albrecht – planting a seed for STEM
http://journaltimes.com/print_specific/column/byline/commentary-by-dr-bryan-albrecht-planting-a-seed-for-stem/article_d7a0e0d3-44ae-53b9-ab6c-6d1f79dda79a.html


Library receives grant to provide science-based programs for adults
http://www.starcourier.com/news/20160420/library-receives-grant-to-provide-science-based-programs-for-adults


The importance of the White House STEM fair
http://harvardpolitics.com/united-states/47803/


Fact Sheet – Advancing active STEM education for our youngest learners
https://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2016/04/21/fact-sheet-advancing-active-stem-education-our-youngest-learners


Girls are more afraid of mathematics than boys – study
http://www.deccanchronicle.com/lifestyle/health-and-wellbeing/210416/girls-are-more-afraid-of-mathematics-than-boys-study.html
and
http://stv.tv/news/scotland/1351467-study-girls-more-likely-to-suffer-from-maths-anxiety/
and
http://www.sciencecodex.com/girls_more_anxious_about_mathematics_stem_subjects_compared_to_boys-180768
and
http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2016-04/uom-gma042116.php


Not all STEM is equal
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/jim-conwell/not-all-stem-is-equal_b_9690284.html


Guerin College Prep to partner with DePaul on STEM initiative
http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/elmwood-park/news/ct-elm-guerin-depaul-faculty-talks-tl-0428-20160422-story.html

WOMEN IN STEM

Getting girls to grow into STEM fields
http://wkrg.com/2016/04/16/getting-girls-to-grow-into-stem-fields/


STEM starts program aims to teach young girls the joy of science
http://billingsgazette.com/news/local/stem-stars-program-aims-to-teach-young-girls-the-joys/article_ae3a8a74-1029-5a95-88bc-e066225b6b79.html


Inaugural “women in STEM’ conference
http://local15tv.com/news/local/inaugural-women-in-stem-conference


Young women explore STEM careers at Middlesbrough College
http://www.gazettelive.co.uk/business/business-news/young-women-explore-stem-careers-11191340


Women 6.0 – Being a tech role model – Getting involved with the not-for-profits
http://www.wearethecity.com/women-6-0-tech-role-model-getting-involved-not-profits/


Recruitment support necessary to boost women in STEM majors
http://www.educationdive.com/news/recruitment-support-necessary-to-boost-women-in-stem-majors-1/417480/


Q&A STEM career advice from Nasa’s chief scientist
http://www.usnews.com/news/stem-solutions/articles/2016-04-18/q-a-stem-career-advice-from-nasas-chief-scientist
and
http://www.jobsnhire.com/articles/41302/20160419/nasa-chief-scientist-encourages-people-to-be-part-of-stem-industry.htm


Six Republicans reject bill renaming program to recruit women in science
http://thehill.com/blogs/floor-action/house/276753-six-republicans-reject-bill-renaming-program-to-recruit-women-in


Joliet student club visits national laboratory to learn STEM careers for women
http://www.theherald-news.com/2016/04/18/joliet-student-club-visits-national-laboratory-to-learn-stem-careers-for-women/apvqunb/


Surgeons volunteer to help girls find passion in STEM fields
https://momentumblog.bcm.edu/2016/04/19/surgeons-volunteer-to-help-girls-find-passion-in-stem-fields/


Airtel and Microsoft encourage female career choice in ICT
http://www.ghanaweb.com/GhanaHomePage/business/Airtel-and-Microsoft-encourage-female-career-choice-in-ICT-432139


STEM job demand means more women need apply
http://machinedesign.com/guest-commentary/stem-job-demand-means-more-women-need-apply


Watch out tech world – NYU students launch all-women hackathon
http://www.nyunews.com/2016/04/20/watch-out-tech-world-nyu-students-launch-all-female-hackathon/


UMASS professor speaks about gender disparity in STEM fields
http://dailycollegian.com/2016/04/20/umass-professor-speaks-about-gender-disparity-in-stem-fields/


How to get more women into male dominated industries
http://www.managementtoday.co.uk/news/1391431/how-women-male-dominated-industries/


STEM’s male dominated industry put women off entering the sector says Milkround and SMRS research
http://www.onrec.com/news/statistics-and-trends/stem%E2%80%99s-male-dominated-industry-puts-women-entering-the-sector-says


AOL women’s site Makers launches in the UK with Annie Lennox and Laura Bates set to contribute
http://www.thedrum.com/news/2016/04/20/aol-womens-site-makers-launches-uk-annie-lennox-and-laura-bates-set-contribute


More women rising to key roles as HIT executives
http://www.healthdatamanagement.com/news/more-women-rising-to-key-roles-as-hit-executives


A Nigerian STEM club offers girls an alternative to marrying young
http://motherboard.vice.com/read/a-nigerian-stem-club-offers-girls-an-alternative-to-marrying-young


More and more science grads are women.  So why do so few make it to the top?
http://motherboard.vice.com/read/more-and-more-science-grads-are-women-so-why-do-so-few-make-it-to-the-top?trk_source=recommended


STEM programs bring their A-games
http://thenews.org/2016/04/21/stem-programs-bring-their-a-games/


Westinghouse powers STEM outreach
http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20160421005942/en/Westinghouse-Powers-STEM-Outreach


Digital Divas conference at Eastern Michigan University will provide invaluable insight into STEM careers and opportunities for young women
http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/digital-divas-conference-at-eastern-michigan-university-will-provide-invaluable-insight-into-stem-careers-and-opportunities-for-young-women-300255379.html
and
http://wemu.org/post/eastern-michigan-university-helping-girls-get-interested-stem#stream/0


Girls discover their inner engineer
http://www.nwitimes.com/business/jobs-and-employment/workplace/college-spotlight/girls-discover-their-inner-engineer/article_f2dfe127-3aa7-500b-9336-52729d61514e.html


Meet one of the women making solar powered flight a reality
http://www.glamour.com/story/badass-alert-meet-one-of-the-women-making-solar-powered-flight-a-reality


Inspiring girls into STEM – the power of one
http://www.wearethecity.com/inspiring-girls-stem-power-one/


#IAmAWomanInSTEM campaign supports UK women pursuing STEM careers
http://uknow.uky.edu/content/iamawomaninstem-campaign-supports-uk-women-pursuing-stem-careers


The real reason women are leaving STEM jobs

http://www.fastcompany.com/3059171/the-real-reason-women-are-leaving-stem-jobs


SEEN- Women@work connect event – Women in STEM
http://www.timesunion.com/seen-events/article/SEEN-7290373.php


Recruitment,support necessary to boost women in STEM majors
http://www.educationdive.com/news/recruitment-support-necessary-to-boost-women-in-stem-majors-1/417480/


This ‘Sims’-like software models real workplaces with more women
http://motherboard.vice.com/read/this-sims-like-software-models-real-workplaces-with-more-women-icosystem


Enabling female students to learn ICT
http://www.myrepublica.com/lifestyle/story/40986/enabling-female-students-to-learn-ict.html


UWF program aims to attract & advance women in STEM fields
http://wuwf.org/post/uwf-program-aims-attract-advance-women-stem-fields#stream/0


Girls in technology summit empowers future leaders
http://www.loudountimes.com/news/article/girls_in_technology_summit_empowers_future_leaders


Professional Women’s Clubs on campus
http://dailybruin.com/2016/04/22/professional-womens-clubs-on-campus/


As opportunities increase, women seek energy – industry jobs
http://www.chron.com/jobs/article/As-opportunities-increase-women-seek-7304761.php


Seamstress to scientist – New Mexian’s story inspires women to pursue women in STEM
http://krqe.com/2016/04/22/seamstress-to-scientist-new-mexicans-story-inspires-women-to-pursue-stem-careers/


Disney & Marvel announce girls STEM challenge winner
http://www.animationmagazine.net/people/disney-marvel-announce-girls-stem-challenge-winner/


Mathematics anxiety – boys allegedly fare better in STEM subjects – girls said to feel more anxious – really?
http://www.parentherald.com/articles/38897/20160423/mathematics-anxiety-boys-allegedly-fare-better-stem-subjects-girls-feel.htm

STEAM

Steamworks puts the ART in STEM
http://www.wildcat.arizona.edu/article/2016/04/fueling-the-cogs-at-steamworks


Actor Will Wheaton brings love of arts to STEM festival
http://www.usnews.com/news/articles/2016-04-15/from-star-trek-to-python-actor-wil-wheaton-brings-love-of-arts-to-stem-festival


Arts critical to STEM learning says secretary of education
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/john-m-eger/arts-critical-to-stem-lea_b_9698136.html


‘Beyond Boundaries’ explores the intersection of art, humanities, and science
http://news.yale.edu/2016/04/18/beyond-boundaries-explores-intersection-art-humanities-and-science


Ocean city schools awarded grant for the study of coastal community resilience
http://ocnjdaily.com/ocean-city-schools-awarded-grant-for-the-study-of-coastal-community-resilience/


Roosevelt STEAM academy focuses on music, hands-on learning, to help students achieve

http://www.elkharttruth.com/news/schools/Classroom-Chronicles/2016/04/20/Roosevelt-STEAM-Academy-focuses-on-music-STEM-education-to-help-low-income-students-achieve.html


Cambridge puts an ‘A’ (for art) into STEM education, generates some STEAM
http://www.bizjournals.com/boston/blog/bioflash/2016/04/cambridge-puts-an-a-for-art-into-stem-education.html


Govt. urged to invest in arts education
https://www.dailynews.co.zw/articles/2016/04/21/govt-urged-to-invest-in-arts-education

STUDENT RECRUITMENT

Learning how to ‘Agvocate’
http://www.iowastatedaily.com/news/academics/article_57fb2e5c-04c7-11e6-9cdd-6b60d37ce3b8.html


Faculty senate to hear admissions report, nominations for executive board
http://www.dailyeasternnews.com/2016/04/18/faculty-senate-to-hear-admissions-report-nominations-for-executive-board/


Homeschooling – from worst to first
http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/homeschooling-worst-first


Beyond a ‘deficit’ view
The importance of viewing minority, low-income, and first generation students as assets
https://www.insidehighered.com/views/2016/04/19/importance-viewing-minority-low-income-and-first-generation-students-assets-essay


Recruiting students overseas to fill seats, not to meet standards
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/04/20/us/recruiting-students-overseas-to-fill-seats-not-to-meet-standards.html?_r=0


International students focus of agreement
http://www.orilliapacket.com/2016/04/19/international-students-focus-of-agreement


As school year comes to close, MU ramps up recruitment
http://www.themaneater.com/stories/2016/4/19/school-year-comes-close-mu-ramps-recruitment/


Galva uses economic development funds to boost recruitment efforts at east campus
http://www.starcourier.com/article/20160419/NEWS/160419430


Oklahoma needs to protect students from flimsy colleges
http://newsok.com/article/5492829


UI struggles to help International students live ‘The American Way”
http://www.universityherald.com/articles/29249/20160421/ui-struggles-to-help-international-students-live-the-american-way.htm
and
http://www.idsnews.com/article/2016/04/international-students-voice-concerns


Algoma University automates recruitment and admissions with CRM
https://campustechnology.com/articles/2016/04/21/algoma-university-automates-recruitment-and-admissions-with-crm.aspx


Conwell Egan Catholic actively recruiting future students
http://www.buckscountycouriertimes.com/news/local/conwell-egan-catholic-actively-recruiting-future-students/article_e9bca94c-01e8-11e6-b22b-c7998e14a56c.html

COLLEGE FINANCES, GRANTS, ETC.

The richest 25% of American families account for more than half of all the college graduates
http://www.marketwatch.com/story/college-graduation-another-reason-it-pays-to-be-rich-2016-04-19


New higher ed funding plans emerge
http://jg-tc.com/news/new-higher-ed-funding-plans-emerge/article_e2483fb2-e9e9-5183-a7f4-a621066a1b16.html


More proposal made for higher education funding
http://herald-review.com/news/state-and-regional/govt-and-politics/more-proposals-made-for-higher-education-funding/article_c6dea3a5-afdf-53bd-96ec-d6b6e6f271ae.html


Higher education funding bill held up in Illinois house
http://www.pjstar.com/article/20160421/NEWS/160429816


NIU to receive more than $26 million from state
http://www.daily-chronicle.com/2016/04/22/niu-to-receive-more-than-26-million-from-state/abff0co/


Illinois hopes to release emergency funding for higher education
http://www.ourquadcities.com/news/illinois-releases-emergency-funding-for-higher-education


House and Senate pass emergency, stopgap funding for Illinois higher education
http://www.rebootillinois.com/2016/04/22/editors-picks/madeleinedoubek/breaking-house-and-senate-pass-emergency-stopgap-funding-for-illinois-higher-education/56511/


Achieving the Dream selects St. Petersburg College to participate in its Student Financial Empowerment Project
https://newsspc.wordpress.com/2016/04/21/achieving-the-dream-selects-st-petersburg-college-to-participate-in-its-student-financial-empowerment-project/


Going out-of-state to college came close to getting $500 more expensive for some students
http://www.pennlive.com/politics/index.ssf/2016/04/going_out-of-state_to_college.html


General Electric’s Women’s Network funds $1 Million in scholarships
http://www.stockhouse.com/news/press-releases/2016/04/18/general-electric-s-women-s-network-funds-1-million-in-scholarships


Mary Baldwin College received $200 K for Virginia Women’s Institute for Leadership
http://augustafreepress.com/mary-baldwin-college-receives-200k-virginia-womens-institute-leadership/


Purdue budget cut hits women, minorities
http://www.jconline.com/story/news/college/2016/04/19/purdue-budget-cuts-hit-women-minorities/83229000/

WOMEN IN HIGHER EDUCATION

Women denied equal pay despite high education
http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/magazines/panache/women-denied-equal-pay-despite-high-education/articleshow/51854829.cms
and
http://gulfnews.com/culture/people/women-denied-equal-pay-despite-being-highly-educated-1.1713595


AP to host conference on ‘Women in Higher Education: Perspectives and Challenges in Digital Era’
http://www.merinews.com/article/ap-to-host-conference-on-women-in-higher-education-perspectives-and-challenges-in-digital-era/15915445.shtml


AfAmWomenLead initiative offers diverse experiences for women and girls of color nationwide
http://blog.ed.gov/2016/04/afamwomenlead-initiative-offers-diverse-cultural-experiences-for-women-and-girls-of-color-nationwide/


Women on the rise in world of business
http://www.illawarramercury.com.au/story/3854550/women-on-the-rise-in-the-world-of-business/


This is proof female representation in government is still  a major global issue
http://www.teenvogue.com/story/gender-inequality-global-report-women-government-education-jobs


Friends, finances may affect how long women breastfeed
http://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-breastfeeding-finances-idUSKCN0XG2RC
and
http://www.foxnews.com/health/2016/04/20/friends-finances-may-affect-how-long-women-breast-feed.html


Why women’s workspaces are a feminist issue
http://www.theguardian.com/higher-education-network/2016/apr/20/why-womens-workspaces-are-a-feminist-issue


Millennial students worry about the gender gap and career uncertainty
https://www.timeshighereducation.com/student/news/millennial-students-worry-about-gender-gap-and-career-uncertainty


Helping gifted (and incarcerated) students conduct research – a volunteer opportunity
https://www.insidehighered.com/blogs/library-babel-fish/helping-gifted-and-incarcerated-students-conduct-research-%E2%80%93-volunteer-0


Mary Lou Mc.Laughlin and Susan Allen – why the gender pay gap is bad for Illinois
http://www.sj-r.com/article/20160422/OPINION/160429835
 

COLLEGE, UNIVERSITY SUSTAINABILITY

CSUN strikes gold in national higher ed sustainability ranking
http://csunshinetoday.csun.edu/university-news/csun-strikes-gold-in-national-higher-ed-sustainability-ranking/


NSU’s collaborative team forges path of sustainability
https://nsucurrent.nova.edu/nsus-collaborative-team-forges-path-of-sustainability/


Harford Community College team wins sustainability competition with proposed bike trail network
http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/harford/aegis/ph-ag-hcc-sustainable-growth-win-0415-20160419-story.html


Sustainability now a dual major
http://tnhdigital.com/5706/news/sustainability-now-a-dual-major/


Thinking of the meaning of ‘Green’ as we recognize schools, districts, and colleges  this earth day
http://blog.ed.gov/2016/04/thinking-about-the-meaning-of-green-as-we-recognize-schools-districts-and-colleges-this-earth-day/


North Lake College awarded for wast minimization
http://starlocalmedia.com/coppellgazette/north-lake-college-awarded-for-waste-minimization/article_6ab43a0a-08c0-11e6-8f49-1f7a4ce84ec7.html

OTHER

AUHSD students to give TED talks at sustainability showcase
http://voiceofoc.org/2016/04/auhsd-students-to-give-ted-talks-at-sustainability-showcase/


Culture, STEM fields contribute to international student gender gap
http://www.theplainsman.com/article/2016/04/international-student-gender-disparity-linked-to-stem-field-gender-gap-0ce6


Are low ranking universities bad for our children?
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/education/2016/04/22/are-low-ranking-universities-bad-for-our-children/


SUNY Potsdam, SUNY Canton look for improved student retention rates
http://www.northcountrynow.com/news/suny-potsdam-suny-canton-look-improved-student-retention-rates-0168602


Three learning tech observations from a week of college visits
https://www.insidehighered.com/blogs/technology-and-learning/3-learning-tech-observations-week-college-visits


Why applying to all eight ivy league options makes no sense
http://www.forbes.com/sites/christeare/2016/04/17/why-applying-to-all-eight-ivy-league-options-makes-no-sense/#34db87de60da


What’s it like to attend America’s first accredited Muslim college
http://thinkprogress.org/education/2016/04/18/3769674/zaytuna-college-profile/

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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April 8 through July 14 

Sweet Briar alumna and artist Jill Steenhuis is on her US Spring and Summer Tour.  For locations and dates please go to
http://hosted.verticalresponse.com/1423647/4fc92d9611/578217985/9c0a8e260d/


 

 

April 27

The RVA Alumnae Club is hosting an SBC & HSC Networking Happy Hour
When – April 27 at 5:30 PM
Where – Southerly at Southern Season Richmond
2250 Staples Mill Rd. Richmond, VA 23230
For more information please go to
https://www.facebook.com/events/764055937028849/

April 29

The Sweet Briar College North Carolina Network is hosting Art in the Evening
Friday, April 29 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
North Carolina Art Museum
2110 Blue Ridge Rd, Raleigh, North Carolina 27607
Please join us for Art in the Evening at the NC Museum of Art. We will enjoy free local music by Peter Lamb and the Wolves (trio) and small plates (provided by NC Triangle Alumnae Club). Beverages (alocholic and non) are available for purchase. Location is in the lobby/lounge of the West Building. We are welcoming all prospective students of Sweet Briar College in the area to meet our wonderful alumnae of the triangle! Come out and network with us and ask any questions you may have about life at SBC! We hope to see you there!

MAY 17

PLEASE JOIN US ON TUES. MAY 17TH FROM 12-1:30 AT LYNCHURG COLLEGE’S BURTON DINING HALL!

WE ARE EXCITED TO ANNOUNCE OUR FIRST SBC: CENTRAL VA. ALUMNAE AND FRIENDS COMMUNITY SERVICE EVENT! PLEASE GET DECKED OUT IN YOUR BEST PINK AND GREEN OUTFIT AND JOIN ALUMNAE AND FRIENDS OF THE COLLEGE AT OUR SWEET BRIAR TABLE(S) FOR THIS LUNCHEON IN SUPPORT OF MARIAM’S HOUSE! THIS WILL BE A WONDERFUL TIME FOR THE SBC COMMUNITY TO SOCIALIZE, NETWORK AND HELP OTHER

WOMEN ALL AT THE SAME TIME. AT SBC WE LEARNED THAT STRONG WOMEN BUILD EACH OTHER UP!

Miriam’s House is dedicated to ending homelessness through the empowerment of women and families. They offer two housing programs designed to limit the length of time families experience homelessness and quickly return homeless families to the community. Miriam’s House works collaboratively with a number of community agencies to ensure that our clients receive the best and most appropriate services available.

Please join us for this special occasion! The annual luncheon is Mariam’s house biggest event of the year. Everyone enjoys a wonderful meal, informative program, and the chance to win some great raffle and door prizes as we celebrate the women and families who have built “a foundation for the future” through the programs at Miriam’s House.

Luncheon tickets are $40 each, and are available for purchase online.  Click here, http://www.miriamshouseprogram.org/online-ticket-sales.html, to purchase your tickets online today! Be sure to indicate that your “table captain” is “SBC Central Va.”  Raffle tickets are also available through the website.

PLEASE VISIT THE FACEBOOK PAGE FOR EVEN MORE INFORMATION HTTPS://WWW.FACEBOOK.COM/EVENTS/575043952660352/

MAY 19

Please join the RVA Alumnae Club to a Welcome Home Happy Hour
When – May 19 at 6:30 PM
Where – Hardywook Park Craft Brewery
2408 Ownby Lane, Richmond, VA 23220
For more information go to
https://www.facebook.com/events/1256542177693239/

MAY 21


Sweet Briar Durham Bulls Baseball Fireworks Night

Take me out to the Sweet Briar and Bulls game! 5/21/2016

Get ready Sweet Briar baseball fans! We have reserved seating in one of the stadium’s Diamond View sections with access to the patio deck located behind sections 124 and 126; all in home run territory!

Provided to us will be an All-You-Can-Eat picnic menus. We’ll have a 2-hour all-you-can-eat buffet including fresh grilled hamburgers, hotdogs, grilled chicken, fresh baked macaroni and cheese, cole slaw, baked beans, popcorn and chips with a full assortment of Pepsi products, Brisk iced tea and water.

Sweet Briar and our love for hats… The Carolina Hurricanes Home Run Patio comes with a limited edition Durham Bulls cap for everyone.

We will also be a part of a special raffle. Each member of our group will be entered into a drawing to win a special gift from the Bulls that night.

Imagine our name in lights too!! After a tumultuous 2015 for Sweet Briar,  we have earned our group’s name to be displayed on the video board!! Holla Holla !

Fireworks to cap off a wonderful evening!
TICKET SALES END APRIL 29TH, 2016

*YOU WILL RETRIEVE YOUR TICKETS AT THE STADIUM WILL-CALL
FOR MORE INFORMATION  GO TO http://sweetbriarbulls.bpt.me/

VIXENS HELPING VIXENS

A message from Evangeline Taylor
Charity for girls in Chattanooga-Cleveland, TN needs a new space. My cousin started a non-profit last year which provides FREE clothing to at-risk teen girls, called “Giving Threads.” Her charity has been evicted from her present space and rent was $300/month that included utilities. She has to move in 14 days and needs help finding a new space. If you know of anyone that can help, please post a comment and I will pass along to her
–My cousin also has two 17 year old girls whom I’m trying to recruit to SBC smile emoticon
Blog from today:
Giving Threads Lost Today


This message is from LEA BENNET asking for your help
Former Sweet Briar student, Claire Shaw, has had Ewing’s Sarcoma and is continuing treatment for relapsed MDS/leukemia. Her family needs to rent their Maine summer house while Claire continues her treatment in one of several clinical trials.
Shaw House Somesville
Built in 1924, and completely restored in 2007, our coastal farmhouse is the perfect island get-away. Centrally located at the head of Somes Sound it has 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, and a back ‘secret staircase.’ Though we’re on the well traveled Route 102 we have an acre of land, a small pond, and a Finish wood-fired sauna in the back yard, which is surrounded by extensive acreage.
Perhaps this rental might be of interest to you? Thank you


Kartina Balding Bills requests your positive vibes and prayers for her friend and roommate and SBC alumna Cassandra Lynn Thomas -“my very BEST GOOD FRIEND, my 4 year roommate from college, my soul sister, Cassie, is in the hospital in FLA w/ a recently discovered “mass” in her very smart head…she is a wife to Tim, momma to Lexi and Timmy, superb Veterinarian. This world needs her daggumit. We love her and. Need all y’all to love her and pray for her too. Fervently. Unceasingly. I am sure we will attack whatever this dang thing is in our dogged, determined vixen way…. please….however you do so, please.pray!”


Alumna AP Conrad, a civilian deployed with the US military has this simple request:
Ladies, morale can get pretty low in a deployed environment and it’s a really big deal to receive mail. I remember last deployment eagerly gathering around care packages bc we were so excited for someone when they got letters from home and wanted to share in each other’s joy. Some of the guys I’ll be with never receive mail. I posted about this a few months ago when I first mentioned I’d be heading out and a lot of you, I was truly touched, wanted to answer the call to send cards of encouragement, etc. I even recall a couple teachers saying they wanted to get their classrooms involved.
I’m going to Vixen the hell out of this deployment!!! (Um, did I just make up a tshirt??!!)
Please send packages to Paige Conrad, 850 Sumner Drive, Apt #9; Fayetteville, NC 28303. That’s actually the address of my boss who will then make sure mail gets put on the plane. It takes about two weeks for stuff to reach us.
Things we need – are tissues and Zyrtec for allergies (the dust is awful). Really good salad dressings. Good/fun snack foods. Scented candles (it smells here). I can make sure that letters and cards are distributed throughout camp.


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 April 23, 2016

Vixen Watch for April 16, 2016

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

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MAKE SURE YOU CHECK THOSE TALKING POINT IN THE ‘SWEET BRIAR NEWS‘ SECTION.  THESE TALKING POINTS ARE EXCELLENT TOOLS FOR RECRUITING BUT ARE ALSO GREAT CONVERSATION TOPICS.

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THE BRIAR WIRE IS OUT.  IT YOU HAVE NOT YET RECEIVED IT, HERE IS THE LINK. http://oldweb.sbc.edu/sites/default/files/Alumnae/The%20Briar%20Wire%20%7C%20Vol.%202%2C%20Issue%204%20%7C%20Apr%202016%20-%20for%20web_0.pdf
HOWEVER, I WOULD LIKE TO ENCOURAGE YOU TO SUBSCRIBE TO THE BRIAR WIRE.  CONTACT THE ALUMNAE OFFICE AT SWEET BRIAR TO SUBSCRIBE.

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SOME ENCOURAGING NEWS FROM TERESA TOMLINSON
APPLICATIONS ARE UP BY 45% WHICH IS NEARLY 1,400 AT THIS POINT.

71% OF 1,400 CAME IN THROUGH THE SBC WEBSITE
14%  OF 1,400 CAME THROUGH COMMON APP
THE AVERAGE GPA IS 3.5
THE GOAL IS 200 STUDENTS FOR THE UPCOMING FRESHMAN CLASS.

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

HTTP://SBC.EDU/REUNION/REGISTRATION/

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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/

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

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LOOKING FOR A JOB AT SWEET BRIAR COLLEGE? GO TO

HTTP://OLDWEB.SBC.EDU/HUMAN-RESOURCES/OPEN-POSITIONS  

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AND FINALLY – ARE YOU PLANNING TO ATTEND THE SWEET BRIAR SWEET WEEKS OF SERVICE THIS YEAR?   IF SO, SIGN UP AT

HTTPS://SWEETBRIARCOLLEGE.WUFOO.COM/FORMS/S1E087160RYDSH7/.

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

SWEET BRIAR NEWS

Great Sweet Briar Talking Points
TalkingPointsfinal04.12.16


The News & Advance, staff honored by Virginia Press Association (Sweet Briar’s story was a major contributor)
http://www.newsadvance.com/news/local/the-news-advance-staff-honored-by-virginia-press-association/article_f59b14ec-feaf-11e5-b411-97e5144fc74c.html?mode=jqm


Laura Gray Street, Gary Dop, Amanda Korman to read at Sweet Briar
http://sbc.edu/news/laura-gray-street-gary-dop-and-amanda-korman-to-read-at-sweet-briar/


Sophomore researchers present work at annual Pannell Honors Scholars Fair
http://sbc.edu/news/sophomore-researchers-present-work-at-annual-pannell-honors-scholars-fair/


Sweet Briar women, Hampden Sydney men to perform together at concert
http://sbc.edu/news/sweet-briar-women-hampden-sydney-men-to-perform-together-in-concert


Friends of Library Award announced
http://sbc.edu/news/friends-of-library-awards-announced/


Sweet Briar announces hire of cross-country and golf coaches
http://sbc.edu/news/friends-of-library-awards-announced/


Academic fair for high school girls zeros in on liberal arts
http://sbc.edu/news/academic-fair-for-high-school-girls-zeros-in-on-liberal-arts/


Project Launchburg helps high school students tour area colleges
http://wset.com/news/local/project-launchburg-helps-high-school-students-tour-area-colleges


FOR MORE SWEET BRIAR NEWS PLEASE VISIT
http://sbc.edu/news/

SUBMITTED BY MEMBERS OF THE SWEET BRIAR COMMUNITY

Posted on Facebook by Angela Carpita
Ellen Boyer’s presentation
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WA8r9RTRNKs&feature=youtu.be&app=desktop


Posted on Facebook by Dianne Hayes Doss
https://blogs.oracle.com/TheOracleBlog/oracle-pledges-200-million-to-support-us-computer-science-education


Posted on Facebook by Allie Raifsnider
UVA Lingo
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YlQ9PAM1EYk


Submitted by Deirdre Conley

Donna Shalala on Entrepreneurship: https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/4-ways-colleges-can-empower-student-entrepreneurs-change-shalala. President of Clinton Foundation, Former president U of Miami, Former Secretary of Health and Human Services with Pres. Clinton, former Peace Corps Volunteer….
She would be an interesting speaker at SBC


Submitted by Deirdre Conley

Interesting BBC documentary, posted by Emma Watson on twitter: The Ascent of Woman: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=PPMocsqHnDo


Posted on Facebook by Ann Ramsey Hill

The Class of 1978 at the “Ohio Celebrates Sweet Briar” luncheon in Columbus on Saturday! — with Muffy Hamilton Parsons and Holly Cromwell.

 

SWEET WEEKS AT SWEET BRIAR

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Dear Friends of Sweet Briar,
 
The picture above tells a great deal, but not all, about the inaugural Sweet Weeks 2015. Last August, alumnae, students, fathers, sons, sisters, mothers, brothers, sweethearts and spouses arrived on campus to work — skilled and unskilled (mainly the latter), local and international, young and not so young (but still looking good). We were energetic and effective. It was estimated that by pitching in and coming together to refresh Sweet Briar’s campus during Sweet Weeks of Service last year, we saved our beloved school tens of thousands of dollars on repairs, maintenance, and beautification.
 
But the unexpected bonus was the sheer joy that this service brought to each of us. For many of us, not since living in the dorms have we had the opportunity to interact with such interesting and diverse people with a common goal. During the day (and most of the night) we swapped life stories and skill sets: Sweet Briar Camp with no classes. . . which brings us to the photo above. We were the four who signed up for all 3 work weeks so we were housed together in Green Village. We represented the classes of 1970 and 2018 (alumnae in training). Did the 48 years between our graduation dates impede our compatibility? Not a bit — we formed fast and enduring friendships. Viva Sweet Briar sisterhood. . .apparently blind to age!
 
So, if you came last year, you know what a great time we had–if you didn’t, don’t miss out again! Come join us for all or any part of the 2016 Sweet Weeks: May 16-25 and August 1-19. No special talents required, but a large capacity for fun is an asset. We hope to see you there!
 
Annabeth Griffin ’18, Ann Gateley ’70, Kate Schlech ’70, and Maggy O’Donnell ’18
Please complete the interest form here 
to get more information about Sweet Weeks of Service!

ALUMNAE ALLIANCE

We are well on our way to reach our goal of $10 Million by June 30.  According to the Briar Wire we are more than half way there.
There are a number of ways you can help reach the $10 Million.  Among others there will be a worldwide online silent auction graciously spearheaded by Norma Valentine.  She is looking for volunteers to help.  So if you would like to help please let me know and I will forward the message.


 The Alumnae Alliance is requesting that all alumnae sign up on Alumnifire.  Alumnifire is an alumni run social media platform to share and connect.
Currently there are about 1,500 Vixens who have signed up on Alumnifire.
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According to Deborah Elkins and Margaretta Colangelo “we can now highlight that we have a ratio of 15:1 for alumnae to students using Alumnifire… with these alumnae ready and willing to provide professional expertise, advice, mentoring, jobs and internship opportunities to the 104 students already registered in Alumnifire (104 = 4 1st year +25 2nd year + 23 juniors +52 seniors). WOW! And we’re the #1 women’s college network on Alumnifire.
Below are instructions on how to connect and articles with more information on Alumnifire.
Getting started with Alumnifire
AlumnifireTutorialandHow-To

Registration is live! Sweet Weeks of Service is May 16 – May 25 and August 1-19. On-campus accommodations and meals will be available. There will be a wide range of projects, both indoors and outdoors. Sign up today!
https://sweetbriarcollege.wufoo.com/forms/s1e087160rydsh7/


Here are great highlights for Sweet Briar College -very interesting and a great tool to recruit students.
http://sbc.edu/about/highlights/

LIBERAL ARTS

Carey’s recently published article focuses on value of liberal arts
http://transyrambler.com/7552/news/careys-recently-published-article-focuses-on-value-of-liberal-arts/


Students embrace the liberal education model
http://wesleyanargus.com/2016/04/14/students-embrace-the-liberal-education-model/


When students are skeptic
https://www.insidehighered.com/news/2016/04/11/teagle-foundation-grant-recipients-discuss-how-get-liberal-arts-students-excited


Next university president must be proactive, embrace liberal arts
http://emorywheel.com/next-university-president-must-be-proactive-embrace-liberal-arts/


Moving Rollins into the future
http://www.thesandspur.org/moving-rollins-future/


New CAL Dean Kelland Thomas on the importance of the interdisciplinary
http://thestute.com/2016/04/15/new-cal-dean-kelland-thomas-on-the-importance-of-the-interdisciplinary/


The intersection of STEM and Liberal Arts
http://www.purdueexponent.org/features/article_01ec1694-9289-511b-abea-002a181ca00a.html


NW to offer humanities online
http://beacon.nwciowa.edu/index.php/archives/15727


UK universities trial US-style liberal arts education
https://www.studyinternational.com/news/uk-universities-trial-us-style-liberal-arts-education


Academic showcase celebrates excellence – Svoboda connects emotional intelligence to Liberal Arts
http://www.hcmediaonline.org/academic-showcase-celebrates-excellence-svoboda-connects-emotional-intelligence-to-liberal-arts/
 

STEM

Team of U students creates robotic surgical light
http://dailyutahchronicle.com/2016/04/11/team-of-u-students-creates-robotic-surgical-light/


TSTC hosts RGV Space Summit
http://www.valleymorningstar.com/education/tstc/article_39adc2ca-fdce-11e5-84e1-ab7e207d740f.html


STEM, STEAM and preparing students for the 21st century
http://www.southernminn.com/st_peter_herald/opinion/article_c6fdfd65-a717-578a-a508-6ad3df58604a.html


Robots, apps, and chickens – The 2016 White House science fair
http://www.cnn.com/2016/04/14/politics/2016-white-house-science-fair/
and
http://www.npr.org/2016/04/13/474120905/young-scientists-feature-projects-at-2016-white-house-science-fair


STEM students learn about importance of robots
http://wdtn.com/2016/04/14/stem-students-learning-about-robotics/


Lt. Gov. Reynolds to visit Lincoln intermediate on STEM tour
http://globegazette.com/news/local/lt-gov-reynolds-to-visit-lincoln-intermediate-on-stem-tour/article_bcd1bdbe-ffd2-5bb6-ae0a-eeb882572072.html


Justin Trudeau explains quantum computing like a boss
http://mashable.com/2016/04/15/justin-trudeau-quantum-computing/#B48Pu80FwmqZ
 

WOMEN IN STEM

Master Card CEO – Every woman in our company makes the same as a man
http://www.wpbf.com/money/mastercard-ceo-every-woman-in-our-company-makes-the-same-as-a-man/38936652


Women in STEM – Successful pros discuss gender barriers at work and how to eliminate them
http://wkms.org/post/murray-state-awarded-250000-study-women-stem#stream/0


2nd annual Girls in STEM Expo held M.V.C.C. in Utica
http://www.wktv.com/news/local/2nd_Annual_Girls_in_STEM_Expo_held_at_MVCC_in_Utica.html


Expanding horizons – MSU event introduces girls to STEM fields
http://www.bozemandailychronicle.com/news/education/expanding-horizons-msu-event-introduces-girls-to-stem-fields/article_c9e68501-4032-58c9-9c4a-42d6ce035f8b.html


The business case for women in STEM
http://www.itproportal.com/2016/04/10/the-business-case-for-women-in-tech/


Groups hold STEM themed show
http://yaledailynews.com/blog/2016/04/11/groups-hold-stem-themed-shows/


Nokia’s Mine – Let’s improve the ‘T’ in STEM
http://www.lightreading.com/business-employment/women-in-comms/nokias-mine-lets-improve-the-t-in-stem/a/d-id/722493?_mc=RSS_LR_EDT


12 inspiring women in data science, big data
http://www.informationweek.com/big-data/big-data-analytics/12-inspiring-women-in-data-science-big-data–/d/d-id/1325032


Life is speeding up – and it is women who will thrive in an accelerated age
http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2016/apr/11/life-speeding-up-women-technological-change-female-male


The ‘M-word’ we need to be careful using in front of our girls
http://www.sheknows.com/parenting/articles/1118401/girls-math


Milwaukee women + science = a bright future
http://radiomilwaukee.org/story/science-technology-engineering-math-women/


Melonee Wise says more women should know ‘engineering is a creative field’
https://www.inverse.com/article/13827-melonee-wise-says-more-women-should-know-engineering-is-a-creative-field


Tandon continues to take stab at combating gender inequality in STEM
http://www.nyunews.com/2016/04/12/tandon-continues-to-take-stab-at-combatting-gender-inequality-in-stem/


Use sexism to raise awareness rather than using feminism as lobbying group to get people fired says Lady Geek founder
http://www.wearethecity.com/use-sexism-raise-awareness-rather-using-feminism-lobbying-group-get-people-fired-says-lady-geek-founder/


Zoe aiming to inspire STEM job successes
http://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/in-your-area/zo-aiming-inspire-stem-job-11172000


Beyond camping and cookies – a conversation with Nancy Wright
http://fw-chicago.com/profiles/influencers/girls-scouts-nancy-wright-ceo-leadership-stem/


Women in STEM, IT – the VAR guy interviews Monica Eaton-Cardone
http://thevarguy.com/my-world/women-stem-it-var-guy-interviews-monica-eaton-cardone


The limit does not exist – just try to stop these women in STEM
http://www.forbes.com/sites/lillyknoepp/2016/04/12/the-limit-does-not-exist-just-try-to-stop-these-women-in-stem/#65b298895ae3


AAUW trailblazing for next generation of women
http://www.shorelinetimes.com/articles/2016/04/12/news/doc570d4c41c2870825880206.txt


Women in Hawaii lose more than $1.4 Billion per year because of pay gap
http://www.bizjournals.com/pacific/news/2016/04/12/women-in-hawaii-lose-more-than-1-4b-per-year.html


Governor’s task for moving dial on equal pay
http://www.bozemandailychronicle.com/opinions/guest_columnists/governor-s-task-force-moving-dial-on-equal-pay/article_f12c0be0-e360-5fa5-aed7-0ca51e4e523d.html


Women in STEM majors foresee a different kind of post-grad stress
http://www.dailytarheel.com/article/2016/04/women-stem-majors-foresee-a-different-kind-of-post-grad-stress


Peters joins colleagues in introducing bill to improve inclusion in STEM fields
http://www.upmatters.com/news/local-news/peters-joins-colleagues-in-introducing-bill-to-improve-inclusion-in-stem-fields


Biology is consistently one of the most popular majors among female students
http://www.dailytarheel.com/article/2016/04/biology-is-consistently-one-of-the-most-popular-majors-among-female-students


SU ADVANCE works to remove obstacles for women entering STEM fields
http://dailyorange.com/2016/04/su-advance-works-to-remove-obstacles-for-women-entering-stem-fields/


CT dream it, do it, event endorsed at national best practice for attracting young women to manufacturing careers
https://globenewswire.com/news-release/2016/04/13/828453/10161794/en/CT-Dream-It-Do-It-Event-Endorsed-As-National-Best-Practice-for-Attracting-Young-Women-to-Manufacturing-Careers.html


Addressing gender imbalance – the tech challenge charter
http://www.alphr.com/business/1003188/addressing-gender-imbalance-the-techtalent-charter


Dr Shini Somara makes learning physics fun in ‘crash course’
http://www.dailydot.com/entertainment/shini-somara-crash-course-physics-wcw/


Museum of Discovery, Walmart partner to promote mentors for women in STEM
http://www.arkansasbusiness.com/article/110625/museum-of-discovery-helping-to-push-stem-careers-through-mentorship-program


U.C. Davis named top school for women in STEM
http://www.abc10.com/news/local/davis/uc-davis-named-top-school-for-women-in-stem/131513450


How STEM skills can help close the gender gap
https://www.newsrecord.co/stem-skills-can-help-close-gender-gap-future/


Changing the game for girls in STEM – Techbridge White Paper calls for a new collective effort to increase the number of women and underrepresented minorities in STEM
http://www.prweb.com/releases/2016/04/prweb13340795.htm


Silicon Valley comic con and STEM – Rise of the iron lady
http://www.designnews.com/author.asp?section_id=3607&doc_id=280221


Tech event encourages business women in STEM
http://dailyfreepress.com/2016/04/14/tech-women-event-business/


Vincennes focusing on women in STEM
http://www.insideindianabusiness.com/story/31724762/vincennes-focusing-on-women-in-stem
and
http://wbaa.org/post/vincennes-u-works-manufacturers-offers-aid-recruit-women-stem


Young women aspiring toward STEM careers earn national awards in computing
http://www.stgeorgeutah.com/news/archive/2016/04/14/young-women-aspiring-toward-stem-careers-earn-national-awards-in-computing/#.VxFoZzArLIU


Women in tech – what’s the real problem?
http://techcrunch.com/2016/04/14/women-in-tech-whats-the-real-problem/


NASA’s rocket girls are no longer forgotten history
http://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/nasas-rocket-girls-are-no-longer-forgotten-history-180958791/?no-ist


LifeSci advisors announces comprehensive action plan to advance gender diversity in the life sciences industry
http://www.econotimes.com/LifeSci-Advisors-Announces-Comprehensive-Action-Plan-to-Advance-Gender-Diversity-in-the-Life-Sciences-Industry-195980


African governments must promote women in engineering
http://southernafrican.news/2016/04/10/african-govts-must-promote-women-in-engineering/


St. Leonard school starts STEM group for girls
http://therecordnewspaper.org/st-leonard-school-starts-stem-group-for-girls/


Open opportunities – ‘Girls in Technology’ program encourages students to think STEM
http://therecordnewspaper.org/st-leonard-school-starts-stem-group-for-girls/


KSU conference asks – How to advance women in STEM fields?
http://wytv.com/2016/04/15/ksu-conference-asks-how-to-advance-women-in-stem-fields/


For women in technology the future is wide open
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/sunny-webb/for-women-in-technology-t_b_9704282.html


STEM field seeks more female employees
http://ourtribune.com/article.php?id=20049
 

STEAM

Governor John Kasich wants more arts classes in STEM schools but isn’t paying for them
http://www.cleveland.com/metro/index.ssf/2016/04/gov_john_kasich_wants_more_arts_classes_in_stem_schools_but_isnt_paying_for_them.html


Scholarship fund to honor Bargers
http://www.register-herald.com/scholarship-fund-to-honor-bargers/article_e2018e9e-a5cf-5667-8960-165d7e14412b.html


STEAM academy students visit Early College Program
http://www.moreheadstate.edu/News/2016/April/STEAM_Academy_students_visit_Early_College_Program/


TechShop launches $1.3 million nationwide STEAM scholarship fundraiser
http://www.power-eng.com/marketwired/2016/04/11/techshop-launches-1-3m-nationwide-steam-scholarship-fundraiser.html


Physicist Brian Greene visits MSU to kick off science festival
http://wkar.org/post/physicist-brian-greene-visits-msu-kick-science-festival#stream/0


Public schools in three states to receive $500,000 for technology, science, and arts from Leonore Annenberg’s School Fund
http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/public-schools-in-three-states-to-receive-500000-for-technology-science-and-arts-from-leonore-annenberg-school-fund-300248777.html


Building up ahead of STEAM
https://www.tes.com/news/blog/building-ahead-steam


Summerville STEAM social night brings community together
http://somerville.wickedlocal.com/article/20160412/NEWS/160418995


STEAM forward convention
http://www.folsomtelegraph.com/article/4/12/16/steam-forward-convention


Taxpayers getting bang for their buck
http://liherald.com/stories/Taxpayers-getting-bang-for-their-buck,78796?content_source=&category_id=5&search_filter=&event_mode=&event_ts_from=&list_type=&order_by=&order_sort=&content_class=&sub_type=&town_id=


STEAM mural
http://www.wdef.com/2016/04/13/steam-mural/


A ‘Rock the Schoolhouse’ fundraiser
http://m.state-journal.com/2016/04/13/a-rock-the-schoolhouse-fundraiser/


Course has design on keeping kids captivated
http://www.jamestownpress.com/news/2016-04-14/News/Course_has_designs_on_keeping_kids_captivated.html


School consolidation to revitalize Bayshore in Daly City
http://www.sfexaminer.com/school-consolidation-revitalize-bayshore-daly-city/


Angry Birds launches into Edmonton Telus world of science this fall
http://edmontonjournal.com/news/local-news/angry-birds-launches-into-edmonton-telus-world-of-science-this-fall


Young minds, inventing change
http://www.justmeans.com/blog/young-minds-inventing-change


UA science fair incorporates art, attracts high school students.
http://tucson.com/news/local/education/ua-science-fair-incorporates-art-attracts-high-school-students/article_f25cb7d1-4a9d-5690-8a21-40818facbc39.html


Infamous Robotics hosts Start your own Robotics company ‘shark tank’ style competition with kids
http://www.pressreleaserocket.net/infamous-robotics-hosts-start-your-own-robotics-company-shark-tank-style-competition-with-kids/435905/


Stepping stones to operate early learning center
http://news.fairfield.edu/topstories/topstoryheadline,121431,en.html


STEAMworks puts art in STEM
http://www.wildcat.arizona.edu/article/2016/04/fueling-the-cogs-at-steamworks
 

STUDENT RECRUITMENT

What you need to know about recruiting at HBS
http://www.hbs.edu/mba/blog/post/what-you-need-to-know-about-recruiting-at-hbs
and
http://www.hbs.edu/recruiting/blog/post/working-with-organizations-that-recruit-at-hbs-an-interview-with-casey-o-connor


Hood College recruiting for new master’s degree in bioinformatics
http://www.fredericknewspost.com/news/education/schools/higher_ed/hood/hood-college-recruiting-for-new-master-s-degree-in-bioinformatics/article_44aba891-7c3a-58d3-b46c-33b228592283.html


Ad Hawk
http://www.hawkhillnews.com/article/2016/04/ad-hawk-admissions


Low loonie, fewer Canadians at Lake State
https://www.sootoday.com/local-news/low-loonie-fewer-canadians-at-lake-state-277844


New initiative recruits minority students with entertainment
http://www.purdueexponent.org/features/article_4b385ea0-2c63-5827-86c9-9b4b035bd79f.html


UB launches “Here is How” branding campaign to showcase its ‘unique strengths’
http://www.bizjournals.com/buffalo/news/2016/04/12/ub-launches-here-is-how-branding-campaign-aimed-at.html


USD recruiter set goal to surpass new student enrollment number for fall 2016
http://volanteonline.com/2016/04/usd-recruiters-set-goal-to-surpass-new-student-enrollment-numbers-for-fall-2016/


Kansas State recruits students who are in the country illegally
http://www.npr.org/2016/04/13/474050014/kansas-state-recruits-students-who-are-in-the-country-illegally


Spring open campus attracts a record number of prospective students
http://thewellesleynews.com/2016/04/13/spring-open-campus-attracts-a-record-number-of-prospective-students/ 


Guest commentary – Preserving the talent pipeline, recruiting during a downtown
http://blog.mysanantonio.com/atlarge/2016/04/guest-commentary-preserving-the-talent-pipeline-recruiting-during-a-downtown/


Commentary – Student help make NJ healthy
http://www.courierpostonline.com/story/opinion/columnists/2016/04/14/commentary-students-help-make-nj-healthy/83029732/


Mizzou Panel – High tuition a ‘barrier’ for unauthorized immigrants
http://redalertpolitics.com/2016/04/14/mizzou-panel-high-tuition-barrier-unauthorized-immigrants/


College recruiting performing arts students
http://www.kamloopsthisweek.com/college-recruiting-performing-arts-students/


Saudi students likely to decline at CWU, university pushing for more international students overall
http://www.kamloopsthisweek.com/college-recruiting-performing-arts-students/


CPASS unveils office of student success
http://www.thedaonline.com/news/article_40b5b47c-02bc-11e6-aea6-77d791834bb2.html


Black colleges seek white, Latino, Asian students amid tight state budgets
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/black-colleges-seek-white-latino-asian-students-amid-tight-state-budgets_us_57112374e4b0018f9cb9ef94


New student center approved for NCCU
http://www.newsobserver.com/news/local/education/article72090347.html


University of Iowa to create waitlist after May 1 for those who don’t submit acceptance fee on time
http://www.thegazette.com/subject/news/education/higher-education/university-of-iowa-to-create-waitlist-after-may-1-for-those-who-dont-submit-acceptance-fees-on-time-20160415

COLLEGE FINANCES, GRANTS, ETC.

The four most costly college mistakes
http://www.forbes.com/sites/johnwasik/2016/04/10/the-four-most-costly-college-payment-mistakes/#3d0fa4816fbc


Students receive grants to help better the community
http://www.concordy.com/807/2016/04/students-receive-grants-to-help-better-the-community-world/


No audit – Oversight fault grants aid to colleges that defraud students
http://redalertpolitics.com/2016/04/14/no-audits-oversight-fault-grants-aid-colleges-defraud-students/


UA seeks new funds for doctoral students
http://www.arkansasonline.com/news/2016/apr/10/ua-seeks-new-funds-for-doctoral-student/?f=news-arkansas


Universities eye tuition discount for out of state students
http://www.eunicetoday.com/local/universities-eye-tuition-discounts-out-state-students


Thaddeus Stevens College gets federal grant to increase women in STEM programs
http://lancasteronline.com/news/local/thaddeus-stevens-college-gets-federal-grant-to-increase-women-in/article_30efee26-00ec-11e6-858e-37471c35dba3.html

WOMEN IN HIGHER EDUCATION

Change from the top
https://www.insidehighered.com/news/2016/04/13/new-study-suggests-women-presidents-influence-colleges-and-universities-hire-more


Harvard University all-male final club says they don’t admit women to protect them from sexual assault
http://www.themarysue.com/you-cant-be-raped-if-youre-not-there/
and
http://www.townandcountrymag.com/society/news/a5775/harvard-porcellian-club-sexual-misconduct-letter/
and
http://www.nbcnews.com/news/education/porcellian-club-harvard-s-oldest-warns-against-women-members-n555576
and
http://www.wsj.com/articles/pressure-mounts-on-harvards-all-male-clubs-to-admit-women-1460626203


A new era of feminism – women continue to inspire women
http://sandiegofreepress.org/2016/04/a-new-era-of-feminism-women-continue-to-inspire-women/


Milwaukee woman finds education success with McDonald’s archways to opportunity
http://milwaukeecourieronline.com/index.php/2016/04/09/milwaukee-woman-finds-education-success-with-mcdonalds-archways-to-opportunity/
and
http://www.norwalkreflector.com/Business/2016/04/15/Ohio-woman-first-to-earns-high-school-diploma-from-McDonald-s.html?ci=stream&lp=2&p=1


Female leadership and education – What’s the relation?
http://www.thedailystar.net/op-ed/female-leadership-and-education-whats-the-relation-1206652


Equal pay day shows gender pay gap persists
http://www.theolympian.com/opinion/op-ed/article70742592.html


Black women leaders at universities give lie to incompetence myth
http://www.bdlive.co.za/opinion/2016/04/11/black-woman-leaders-at-universities-give-lie-to-incompetence-myth


Narrowing the gender gap could boost the economy, McKinsey study finds
http://www.post-gazette.com/business/career-workplace/2016/04/11/Narrowing-the-gender-gap-could-boost-the-economy-McKinsey-study-finds/stories/201604100077


Why women are acing college
http://www.lifezette.com/momzette/why-girls-are-acing-college/


One female scientist on a team could be ‘worse than none’
https://www.timeshighereducation.com/news/one-female-scientist-on-a-team-could-be-worse-than-none


Paying women and men equally  in the US could add $4.3 trillion to the economy
http://www.businessinsider.com/paying-women-and-men-equally-in-the-us-could-add-43-trillion-to-the-economy-2016-4


On #EqualPayDay what conservatives offer young women – yes, really
http://iwf.org/news/2799899/On-


10 beliefs about the wage gap that are actually wrong
http://www.cosmopolitan.com/politics/a56647/wage-gap-myths-misconceptions/


7 reasons why equal pay is so crucial to the future
http://www.bustle.com/articles/154218-7-reasons-why-equal-pay-is-so-crucial-to-the-future


Patricia Arquette on #EqualPayDay –  we’ve reached a breaking point
http://www.thewrap.com/patricia-arquette-on-equalpayday-weve-reached-a-breaking-point-video/


Equal Wage Day – has the gender gap improved?
http://www.wdtv.com/wdtv.cfm?func=view&section=5-News&item=Equal-Pay-Day-Has-the-Gender-Wage-Gap-Improved-29999


Decrease the gender pay gap
http://independentcollegian.com/2016/04/13/opinion/decrease-the-gender-pay-gap/


Oregon women and girls talk challenges and solutions
http://www.statesmanjournal.com/story/news/education/2016/04/13/oregon-women-and-girls-talk-challenges-and-solutions/82631850/


WSU professor leads international study on women’s rights
https://news.wsu.edu/2016/04/13/wsu-professor-leads-international-study-womens-rights/


The gender pay gap – it’s not as simple as it looks
https://www.timeshighereducation.com/comment/the-gender-pay-gap-its-not-as-simple-as-it-looks


Blurred lines – professor, engineer, mother
http://chronicle.com/article/Blurred-Lines-Professor/236086


Program honors local women at Chattanooga Convention Center
http://www.timesfreepress.com/news/local/story/2016/apr/14/girls-inc-hosts-unbought-and-unbossed-awards/360008/


Why global access to education hasn’t translated to equal pay for women
http://www.csmonitor.com/World/Global-News/2016/0415/Why-global-access-to-education-hasn-t-translated-to-equal-pay-for-women


Universities  with ‘cooperative culture’ can help women thrive
https://www.timeshighereducation.com/news/universities-cooperative-culture-can-help-women-thrive


CEO confronts gender in global consumer economy
http://ndsmcobserver.com/2016/04/women-in-business/


Why education doesn’t bring women equal pay
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/04/160415081508.htm


Women denied equal pay despite being highly educated
http://gulfnews.com/culture/people/women-denied-equal-pay-despite-being-highly-educated-1.1713595


John Kasich – A presidential candidate just said girls should avoid parties with alcohol so they won’t get raped
http://www.teenvogue.com/story/john-kasich-parties-alcohol-sexual-assault-rape
and
http://fox8.com/2016/04/15/kasich-to-female-college-student-dont-go-to-parties-where-theres-a-lot-of-alcohol/
and
http://www.politico.com/blogs/2016-gop-primary-live-updates-and-results/2016/04/john-kasich-college-sex-assaults-222027
and
http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/john-kasich-advises-female-student-parties-lot-alcohol/story?id=38429352 

OTHER

Female college president says new law that protects women’s bathroom privacy harms all women
http://www.thecollegefix.com/post/26977/


Flint college focus on educating prospects on water
http://www.detroitnews.com/story/news/michigan/flint-water-crisis/2016/04/10/flint-colleges-focus-educating-prospects-water/82880794/


Top schools give chance to rural students
 http://www.womenofchina.cn/womenofchina/html1/features/education/1604/825-1.htm


Mizzou job cuts may have professors emptying trash
http://www.stltoday.com/news/local/education/mizzou-job-cuts-may-have-profs-emptying-trash/article_aee456a5-5f01-58aa-8b20-5db1c5c60950.html


College environment becoming melting pot of mental illnesses
http://www.campuschroniclenews.com/1916-2/
 

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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April 8 through July 14 

Sweet Briar alumna and artist Jill Steenhuis is on her US Spring and Summer Tour.  For locations and dates please go to
http://hosted.verticalresponse.com/1423647/4fc92d9611/578217985/9c0a8e260d/


 

 APRIL 15, 2016

CHECK OUT THE LATEST SWEET BRIAR COLLEGE BUSINESS VIDEO ABOUT SWEET BRIAR COLLEGE‘S SWEET DANCERS, A BALLROOM DANCE CLUB FOR STUDENTS OF ALL DANCE LEVELS! WORKING IN COLLABORATION WITH THE VIRGINIA MILITARY INSTITUTE, THE SWEET DANCERS TRAVEL TO VMI’S CAMPUS ON FRIDAY EVENINGS TO LEARN DANCES INCLUDING WALTZ, SWING, TANGO AND SALSA! JOIN THE SWEET DANCERS AT THEIR DANCE ATSWEET BRIAR COLLEGEON APRIL 15, 2016 FROM 9:00PM-12:00AM IN THE CONFERENCE CENTER! ALL STUDENTS ARE ENCOURAGED TO ATTEND! VIDEO BY LYDIA GULLICKSEN ’18‪#‎SBCBUSINESS‪#‎SBCBUSINESSVLOG‪#‎SWEETDANCERS

WATCH THE VIDEO

HTTPS://WWW.YOUTUBE.COM/WATCH?V=FRDVOX77M2M

APRIL 15, 2016

SBC Relay for Life Luminaria

Join us for our event April 15th 6p.m.-12 a.m. in the lower quad at Sweet Briar College! Even if you can’t join us, you can still purchase a luminaria bag to represent your support!

These bags will be displayed all around our event! They are to honor the ones we have lost and the ones that are continuing their fight against cancer.

Buy one bag – or ten! – to contribute to this beautiful event! We can put any message or design on the bag – just add your request in the details!
Click here to learn more and/or donate directly to our Sweet Briar College chapter. All proceeds go to the American Cancer Society!

APRIL 16, 2016

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.

APRIL 16, 2016

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

April 27

The RVA Alumnae Club is hosting an SBC & HSC Networking Happy Hour
When – April 27 at 5:30 PM
Where – Southerly at Southern Season Richmond
2250 Staples Mill Rd. Richmond, VA 23230
For more information please go to
https://www.facebook.com/events/764055937028849/

April 29

The Sweet Briar College North Carolina Network is hosting Art in the Evening
Friday, April 29 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
North Carolina Art Museum
2110 Blue Ridge Rd, Raleigh, North Carolina 27607
Please join us for Art in the Evening at the NC Museum of Art. We will enjoy free local music by Peter Lamb and the Wolves (trio) and small plates (provided by NC Triangle Alumnae Club). Beverages (alocholic and non) are available for purchase. Location is in the lobby/lounge of the West Building. We are welcoming all prospective students of Sweet Briar College in the area to meet our wonderful alumnae of the triangle! Come out and network with us and ask any questions you may have about life at SBC! We hope to see you there!

MAY 17

PLEASE JOIN US ON TUES. MAY 17TH FROM 12-1:30 AT LYNCHURG COLLEGE’S BURTON DINING HALL!

WE ARE EXCITED TO ANNOUNCE OUR FIRST SBC: CENTRAL VA. ALUMNAE AND FRIENDS COMMUNITY SERVICE EVENT! PLEASE GET DECKED OUT IN YOUR BEST PINK AND GREEN OUTFIT AND JOIN ALUMNAE AND FRIENDS OF THE COLLEGE AT OUR SWEET BRIAR TABLE(S) FOR THIS LUNCHEON IN SUPPORT OF MARIAM’S HOUSE! THIS WILL BE A WONDERFUL TIME FOR THE SBC COMMUNITY TO SOCIALIZE, NETWORK AND HELP OTHER

WOMEN ALL AT THE SAME TIME. AT SBC WE LEARNED THAT STRONG WOMEN BUILD EACH OTHER UP!

Miriam’s House is dedicated to ending homelessness through the empowerment of women and families. They offer two housing programs designed to limit the length of time families experience homelessness and quickly return homeless families to the community. Miriam’s House works collaboratively with a number of community agencies to ensure that our clients receive the best and most appropriate services available.

Please join us for this special occasion! The annual luncheon is Mariam’s house biggest event of the year. Everyone enjoys a wonderful meal, informative program, and the chance to win some great raffle and door prizes as we celebrate the women and families who have built “a foundation for the future” through the programs at Miriam’s House.

Luncheon tickets are $40 each, and are available for purchase online.  Click here, http://www.miriamshouseprogram.org/online-ticket-sales.html, to purchase your tickets online today! Be sure to indicate that your “table captain” is “SBC Central Va.”  Raffle tickets are also available through the website.

PLEASE VISIT THE FACEBOOK PAGE FOR EVEN MORE INFORMATION HTTPS://WWW.FACEBOOK.COM/EVENTS/575043952660352/

MAY 19

Please join the RVA Alumnae Club to a Welcome Home Happy Hour
When – May 19 at 6:30 PM
Where – Hardywook Park Craft Brewery
2408 Ownby Lane, Richmond, VA 23220
For more information go to
https://www.facebook.com/events/1256542177693239/

MAY 21


Sweet Briar Durham Bulls Baseball Fireworks Night

Take me out to the Sweet Briar and Bulls game! 5/21/2016

Get ready Sweet Briar baseball fans! We have reserved seating in one of the stadium’s Diamond View sections with access to the patio deck located behind sections 124 and 126; all in home run territory!

Provided to us will be an All-You-Can-Eat picnic menus. We’ll have a 2-hour all-you-can-eat buffet including fresh grilled hamburgers, hotdogs, grilled chicken, fresh baked macaroni and cheese, cole slaw, baked beans, popcorn and chips with a full assortment of Pepsi products, Brisk iced tea and water.

Sweet Briar and our love for hats… The Carolina Hurricanes Home Run Patio comes with a limited edition Durham Bulls cap for everyone.

We will also be a part of a special raffle. Each member of our group will be entered into a drawing to win a special gift from the Bulls that night.

Imagine our name in lights too!! After a tumultuous 2015 for Sweet Briar,  we have earned our group’s name to be displayed on the video board!! Holla Holla !

Fireworks to cap off a wonderful evening!
TICKET SALES END APRIL 29TH, 2016

*YOU WILL RETRIEVE YOUR TICKETS AT THE STADIUM WILL-CALL
FOR MORE INFORMATION  GO TO http://sweetbriarbulls.bpt.me/

VIXENS HELPING VIXENS

This message is from LEA BENNET asking for your help
Former Sweet Briar student, Claire Shaw, has had Ewing’s Sarcoma and is continuing treatment for relapsed MDS/leukemia. Her family needs to rent their Maine summer house while Claire continues her treatment in one of several clinical trials.
Shaw House Somesville
Built in 1924, and completely restored in 2007, our coastal farmhouse is the perfect island get-away. Centrally located at the head of Somes Sound it has 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, and a back ‘secret staircase.’ Though we’re on the well traveled Route 102 we have an acre of land, a small pond, and a Finish wood-fired sauna in the back yard, which is surrounded by extensive acreage.
Perhaps this rental might be of interest to you? Thank you


Kartina Balding Bills requests your positive vibes and prayers for her friend and roommate and SBC alumna Cassandra Lynn Thomas -“my very BEST GOOD FRIEND, my 4 year roommate from college, my soul sister, Cassie, is in the hospital in FLA w/ a recently discovered “mass” in her very smart head…she is a wife to Tim, momma to Lexi and Timmy, superb Veterinarian. This world needs her daggumit. We love her and. Need all y’all to love her and pray for her too. Fervently. Unceasingly. I am sure we will attack whatever this dang thing is in our dogged, determined vixen way…. please….however you do so, please.pray!”


Alumna AP Conrad, a civilian deployed with the US military has this simple request:
Ladies, morale can get pretty low in a deployed environment and it’s a really big deal to receive mail. I remember last deployment eagerly gathering around care packages bc we were so excited for someone when they got letters from home and wanted to share in each other’s joy. Some of the guys I’ll be with never receive mail. I posted about this a few months ago when I first mentioned I’d be heading out and a lot of you, I was truly touched, wanted to answer the call to send cards of encouragement, etc. I even recall a couple teachers saying they wanted to get their classrooms involved.
I’m going to Vixen the hell out of this deployment!!! (Um, did I just make up a tshirt??!!)
Please send packages to Paige Conrad, 850 Sumner Drive, Apt #9; Fayetteville, NC 28303. That’s actually the address of my boss who will then make sure mail gets put on the plane. It takes about two weeks for stuff to reach us.
Things we need – are tissues and Zyrtec for allergies (the dust is awful). Really good salad dressings. Good/fun snack foods. Scented candles (it smells here). I can make sure that letters and cards are distributed throughout camp.


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 April 16, 2016

VIXEN WATCH FOR APRIL 9, 2016

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

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SWEET BRIAR NEWS

Nationally known photographer to teach at Sweet Briar College this fall
http://sbc.edu/news/nationally-known-photographer-to-teach-at-sweet-briar-this-fall/


’87 alumna appointed to Superior Court in Georgia
http://oldweb.sbc.edu/news/government-and-international-affiars/87-alumna-appointed-superior-court-georgia/


Our friends, especially in the LBGQT community at Hampden Sydney need our help please read and sign the letter to HSC President Stevens
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1JpoHVEQQ4RsmNY5ddEy3WGlekorsvMHQDLRiQhaUCLU/viewform


Sweet Briar lauds Spotsylvania student
http://www.fredericksburg.com/news/local/sweet-briar-lauds-spotsylvania-student/article_488f6a4d-3834-5bf5-8ba2-16bdf10adc4f.html


New SGA president-elect to show off saxophone skills in junior recital at Sweet Briar
http://sbc.edu/news/sga-president-elect-to-show-off-saxophone-skills-in-junior-recital-at-sweet-briar/


Small Colleges hoping to avoid their death must heed critic’s advice
http://chronicle.com/blogs/letters/small-colleges-hoping-to-avoid-their-death-must-heed-critics-advice/


Award winning author and anthropologist to speak on how the Iranian Revolution shaped a small village
http://sbc.edu/news/award-winning-author-and-anthropologist-to-speak-on-how-the-iranian-revolution-shaped-a-small-village/


Five reasons to visit Sweet Briar now
http://sbc.edu/news/five-reasons-to-visit-sweet-briar-now/


Beats and bamboo, hoops and sinister masks – sounds like a Sweet Briar dance concert
http://sbc.edu/news/beats-and-bamboo-hoops-and-sinister-masks-sounds-like-a-sweet-briar-dance-concert/


FOR MORE SWEET BRIAR NEWS PLEASE VISIT
http://sbc.edu/news/

SUBMITTED BY MEMBERS OF THE SWEET BRIAR COMMUNITY

Posted on Facebook by Elizabeth “Lele” Frenzel Casalini
Ellen Boyer’s Speech – March 30, 2016
https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/fight-sweet-briar-college-ellen-bowyer?trk=prof-post


Posted on Facebook by Elizabeth Lindsey
Verda Colvin’s (’87) “Consider the Consequences” presentation to at-risk youth has made international news, thanks to the Daily Mail covering it today.
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3522499/Somebody-raping-middle-night-s-Judge-leaves-children-young-nine-tears-speech-brutal-truth-prison.html
and here is the video
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aKICVF_iKVY
and this posted on Facebook by Chantel Nicole 
’87 alumna appointed to Superior Court in Georgia
http://oldweb.sbc.edu/news/government-and-international-affiars/87-alumna-appointed-superior-court-georgia/


Posted on Facebook by Nancy Howell Twigg
Mary Baldwin College changing name to reflect current status
http://www.nbc29.com/story/31639616/mary-baldwin-college-changing-name-to-reflect-current-status


Posted by Katie Craig on Facebook
Relay For Life of Sweet Briar College hosted their Dog Fashion Show today in lower quad! Community members brought their furry friends to raise awareness for the fight against multiple types of cancer at today’s event. Holla holla to our ‪#‎sbcrelay‬ team for another success in their incredible year! ‪#‎sbcbusiness‬
Photos by Charlotte Barbour ’16


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.
Currently there are about 1,500 Vixens who have signed up on Alumnifire.
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According to Deborah Elkins and Margaretta Colangelo “we can now highlight that we have a ratio of 15:1 for alumnae to students using Alumnifire… with these alumnae ready and willing to provide professional expertise, advice, mentoring, jobs and internship opportunities to the 104 students already registered in Alumnifire (104 = 4 1st year +25 2nd year + 23 juniors +52 seniors). WOW! And we’re the #1 women’s college network on Alumnifire.
Below are instructions on how to connect and articles with more information on Alumnifire.
Getting started with Alumnifire
AlumnifireTutorialandHow-To


Registration is live! Sweet Weeks of Service is May 16 – May 25 and August 1-19. On-campus accommodations and meals will be available. There will be a wide range of projects, both indoors and outdoors. Sign up today!
https://sweetbriarcollege.wufoo.com/forms/s1e087160rydsh7/


Here are great highlights for Sweet Briar College -very interesting and a great tool to recruit students.
http://sbc.edu/about/highlights/

LIBERAL ARTS

The human dimensions – CNN’s Fareed Zakaria talks liberal arts education at USU
http://news.hjnews.com/allaccess/the-human-dimensions-cnn-s-fareed-zakaria-talks-liberal-arts/article_9585a846-fc3f-5f83-903c-f971dc6ddc4f.html


Liberal Arts degrees are important
http://lmcexperience.com/perspectives/2016/04/07/liberal-arts-degrees-are-important/


‘Small but mighty’ college aims high with global 21st century education (Agnes Scott)
http://www.globalatlanta.com/small-but-mighty-college-aims-high-with-global-21st-century-education/


Mary Baldwin’s evolution continues as shift to university nears
http://www.azcentral.com/story/news/local/arizona-education/2016/04/07/student-fee-prescott-college-scholarship-undocumented-immigrants/82725810/


It’s time to rethink liberal arts education in Michigan
http://michiganradio.org/post/its-time-rethink-liberal-arts-education-michigan


Seattle U degree blends liberal arts and digital skills
http://www.kplu.org/post/seattle-u-degree-blends-liberal-arts-and-digital-skills


Even in age of STEM employers still value a liberal arts degree
http://www.nydailynews.com/life-style/age-stem-employers-liberal-arts-degrees-article-1.2588435


Carson-Newman to celebrate liberal arts with annual event
http://www.knoxnews.com/news/local/carson-newman-to-celebrate-liberal-arts-with-annual-event-2fbe19b8-bc97-76f6-e053-0100007fb5a5-374634831.html


Revised liberal arts core approved
http://www.theridernews.com/2016/04/05/revised-liberal-arts-core-approved/


At the intersection of liberal arts and STEM
https://www.cla.purdue.edu/intersection/index.html


Widening my horizon
http://thedickinsonian.com/opinion/2016/04/07/widening-my-horizons/

STEM

Lighting teams up with STANTEC to award college scholarship to STEM focused students
http://lightning.nhl.com/club/news.htm?id=877103


STEM program takes Latina girls to Stanford and Beyond
http://www.nearshoreamericas.com/stem-for-latina-stanford-consulate-wizeline/


STEM stories – LANDSEK and Utah schools
http://kutv.com/news/2news-this-morning/stem-stories-landesk-and-utah-schools


TechConnect West Virginia hosts innovative forum at BridgeValley
http://wvmetronews.com/2016/04/06/techconnect-west-virginia-hosts-innovation-forum-at-bridgevalley/


STEM – 90% of African graduates in social sciences – AU urge a shift to science and engineering
http://pulse.com.gh/news/stem-90-of-african-graduates-in-social-sciences-au-urge-a-shift-to-science-and-engineering-id4894039.html


Ski Utah – STEM Action Center partner for a day of science on the slopes
http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865651745/Ski-Utah-STEM-Action-Center-partner-for-a-day-of-science-on-the-slopes.html?pg=all


Skill based learning leads to surge in student interest at SUNY Alfred State
http://www.bizjournals.com/buffalo/news/2016/04/07/skill-based-learning-leads-to-surge-in-student.html


TSTC hosts RGV space summit
http://www.valleymorningstar.com/education/tstc/article_39adc2ca-fdce-11e5-84e1-ab7e207d740f.html


Cenla nonprofit to help extend STEM education
http://www.thetowntalk.com/story/news/education/2016/04/08/cenla-nonprofit-help-expand-stem-education/82616706/


Even STEM majors have to choose their school wisely
http://www.educationdive.com/news/even-stem-majors-have-to-choose-their-schools-wisely/417114/
 

WOMEN IN STEM

Comstock – Women must be involved in STEM fields for America to compete in 21st century.
https://riponadvance.com/stories/comstock-women-must-involved-stem-fields-america-compete-21st-century/


Panel on women in STEM aims to impart career advice on students
http://www.thepostathens.com/news/panel-on-women-in-stem-aims-to-impart-career-advice/article_3b582548-fc5c-11e5-9ca6-eb555f4e71e1.html


Women design the future at NJIT
http://www.njit.edu/features/sceneandheard/molly.php


A-State hosts STEM conference for women
http://www.ksla.com/story/31623821/a-state-hosts-stem-conference-for-women


#IAmAWomanInSTEM creates support for women at UK
http://www.kykernel.com/news/iamawomaninstem-creates-support-for-women-at-uk/article_1d3a42a8-f865-11e5-be39-0374f13603f9.html


Edinburgh professor to stem tide of girls leaving science
http://www.thesundaytimes.co.uk/sto/news/uk_news/article1684767.ece?CMP=OTH-gnws-standard-2016_04_03


Why not more girls?
http://www.valleymorningstar.com/news/local_news/article_d470c340-f949-11e5-88c5-1b8c8f54e664.html


Calculus class kicking women off career path, experts say
http://www.arkansasonline.com/news/2016/apr/03/calculus-class-kicking-women-off-career-1/?f=news-arkansas


Hackathon inspires women in technology
http://www.dailytarheel.com/article/2016/04/hackathon-inspires-women-in-technology


Cal State Fullerton hosts 8th annual women’s conference with keynote speaker Nina Davuluri, Miss America 2014
http://www.dailytitan.com/2016/04/cal-state-fullerton-hosts-8th-annual-womens-conference-with-keynote-speaker-nina-davuluri-miss-america-2014/


Young women design Africa’s first private satellite
http://www.itweb.co.za/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=151149


Washington U on list of important STEM colleges for women – 5 things you don’t need to know but might want to
http://www.bizjournals.com/stlouis/morning_call/2016/04/washington-u-on-list-of-important-stem-colleges.html


The case for investing in women scientists ASAP
http://blog.ucsusa.org/genna-reed/the-case-for-investing-in-women-scientists-asap


Women are still perceived as unfit for STEM fields, as Wellesly College study shows
http://bostinno.streetwise.co/2016/04/04/research-shows-gender-stereotypes-preventing-women-in-stem/


Breaking the test tube ceiling
http://www.sandiegomagazine.com/HATCH/Spring-2016/Breaking-the-Test-Tube-Ceiling/


STEM grads not spared gender disparity
http://www.theaustralian.com.au/higher-education/stem-grads-not-spared-gender-disparity/news-story/5564d98c5d5e6e5c3cb51c524e2b8873


Miss Beaver County advocates for science in STEM ambassadors program
http://dailyutahchronicle.com/2016/04/05/miss-beaver-county-advocates-for-science-in-stem-ambassadors-program/


UB STEM summit seeks women to advance in science, technology, engineering, and math careers
http://www.buffalo.edu/news/releases/2016/04/010.html


Where are all the women in academia?
http://www.westerngazette.ca/news/where-are-all-the-women-in-academia/article_ea760b04-f878-11e5-871a-9335b3ad1cc6.html


Forbes names UC Davis top college for women in STEM
https://www.ucdavis.edu/news/forbes-uc-davis-top-college-women-in-stem


The key to more women in computer science? Admit to being “dumb”
http://tech.co/women-in-tech-computer-science-ignorance-2016-04


New program focuses on advancing faculty success
http://thedailycougar.com/2016/04/06/new-program-focuses-on-advancing-faculty-success/


Women with smart boyfriends less likely to have careers in technology and math
http://www.southyorkshiretimes.co.uk/news/local/women-with-smart-boyfriends-less-likely-to-have-careers-in-maths-and-technology-1-7836602


In the limelight – Women in tech
http://www.netimesmagazine.co.uk/in-the-limelight-women-in-tech/


Do brainy boys put girls off science?  Women who want smart boyfriends tend to choose ‘feminine’ jobs like teaching
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-3526835/Do-brainy-boys-girls-science-Women-want-smart-boyfriends-tend-choose-feminine-jobs-like-teaching.html


Opinion – How to combat bias in STEM
http://www.modeldmedia.com/features/stem-bias-opinion-040416.aspx


STEM field minorities given voice via pre-org
http://miscellanynews.org/2016/04/06/features/stem-field-minorities-given-voice-via-pre-org/


Three things young women need to know about STEM careers
http://lancasteronline.com/news/local/things-young-women-need-to-know-about-stem-careers/article_421886cc-fcb9-11e5-bf53-63ec2fb82b93.html


Eliminating sexism in STEM – Speakers discuss gender barriers at education forecast breakfast
http://lancasteronline.com/news/local/eliminating-sexism-in-stem-speakers-discuss-gender-barriers-at-education/article_291a3920-fcbb-11e5-a4e0-3b0c21b9bc44.html


Feminine women deemed less likely to be scientist, CU Boulder study finds
http://www.colorado.edu/news/releases/2016/04/07/feminine-women-deemed-less-likely-be-scientists-cu-boulder-study-finds


For female astronomers sexual harassment is a constant nightmare
https://broadly.vice.com/en_us/article/youre-targeted-sexually-how-female-astronomers-are-being-hounded-out-of-work


A scientific study is about to the absurd sexism in STEM
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/finally-a-scientific-study-on-the-absurd-sexism-in-stem_us_57066eb1e4b0b90ac2715904


An open letter from the Women’s Coalition on ASSU endorsements
http://www.stanforddaily.com/2016/04/07/an-open-letter-from-the-womens-coalition-on-assu-endorsements/


Gender Bias STEM careers April 14
http://news.fairfield.edu/topstories/topstoryheadline,120911,en.html


Closing the STEM gender gap – An opportunity and imperative
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/margiewarrell/closing-the-stem-gender-g_1_b_9629654.html


Center seeks to inspire girls to pursue IT careers
http://www.lansingstatejournal.com/story/money/business/2016/04/08/center-seeks-inspire-girls-pursue-careers/82801398/


Women leave STEM jobs for the reasons men want to
http://www.usnews.com/news/articles/2016-04-08/study-women-leave-stem-jobs-for-the-reasons-men-only-want-to


Master Card CEO – Every woman in our company makes the same as a man
http://www.wptz.com/money/mastercard-ceo-every-woman-in-our-company-makes-the-same-as-a-man/38936652
and
http://fox2now.com/2016/04/08/mastercard-ceo-every-woman-in-our-company-makes-the-same-as-a-man/


Murray State awarded $250,000 to study women in STEM
http://wkms.org/post/murray-state-awarded-250000-study-women-stem#stream/0


Women in STEM – Successful pros discuss gender barriers at work and how to eliminate them
http://www.parentherald.com/articles/36057/20160409/women-stem-successful-pros-discuss-gender-barriers-work-eliminate-sexism.htm

STEAM

Wesleyan students take physics lessons to the pool
http://www.gwinnettdailypost.com/local/cities/peachtree_corners/wesleyan-students-take-physics-lessons-to-the-pool/article_9888db1d-c28e-5a17-93f8-ef17066846c5.html


STEM, STEAM key to Sci Tech
http://cvbugle.com/main.asp?SectionID=1&SubSectionID=1&ArticleID=49275


How can we improve innovation in America?
http://tech.co/how-we-can-improve-innovation-in-america-2016-04


Netflix to present two new seasons of project MC2 this summer
http://www.broadwayworld.com/bwwtv/article/Netflix-to-Present-Two-New-Seasons-of-PROJECT-MC2-This-Summer-20160407
and
http://jutiagroup.com/20160406-market-update-netflix-inc-nasdaqnflx-project-mc2-is-full-steam-ahead-on-netflix-this-summer-with-two-new-seasons/
and
http://www.examiner.com/article/mga-s-project-mc-announces-two-new-netflix-seasons
and
http://www.thepointreview.com/what-analysts-think-of-netflix-inc-nasdaqnflx/


PCSV Thrust announces drone distribution agreement
http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/pcsv-thrust-announces-drone-distribution-agreement-300247719.html


Column – The unexpected business impact of Maker Faire
http://westfaironline.com/78639/column-the-unexpected-business-impact-of-maker-faire/


Monday presentation in Truckee –  Hackathons, why they are a good thing
http://www.sierrasun.com/news/business/21473205-113/monday-presentation-in-truckee-hackathons-why-theyre


South LA students will get priority admission to Cal State Domingez Hills
http://www.latimes.com/local/education/lausd/la-me-edu-south-la-cal-state-promise-20160407-snap-story.html


STUDENT RECRUITMENT

Out- of -state money helped UC system spend $4.5 million on recruiting students
http://blog.sfgate.com/matierandross/2016/04/03/uc-system-spent-4-5-million-recruiting-students/


Greek community welcomes high school students, parent for Discovery Day
http://www.ocolly.com/news/article_b95bcf8e-f9c4-11e5-94f9-cf918a2acbf8.html


Admissions releases statistics for class of 2020
http://ndsmcobserver.com/2016/04/class-2020-statistics/


College admissions – Ivy League 2020 competitive and diverse
http://www.golocalprov.com/lifestyle/college-admissions-ivy-league-2020-competitive-and-diverse


Pearson collaborates with community colleges to provide management services designed to recruit, support and retain students
http://www.pressreleaserocket.net/pearson-collaborates-with-community-colleges-to-provide-managed-services-designed-to-recruit-support-and-retain-students/431218/


State sues for-profit college for ripping off students.  Non-profit schools next?
http://redalertpolitics.com/2016/04/04/state-sues-profit-college-ripping-off-students-non-profit-schools-next/


South Dakota looks to lure away IOWA students with tuition break
http://www.thegazette.com/subject/news/education/higher-education/south-dakota-looks-to-lure-away-iowa-students-with-tuition-break-20160404


Internationalization more than revenue
https://www.insidehighered.com/blogs/world-view/internationalization-more-revenue


HBCU’s see growing enrollment thanks to international appeal
http://atlantablackstar.com/2016/04/07/hbcus-see-growing-enrollment-thanks-to-international-appeal/


Students say ITT recruiters misled them
http://www.courthousenews.com/2016/04/08/students-say-itt-recruiters-misled-them.htm


EWC recruiting students for the black male college explorers summer program
http://jacksonvillefreepress.com/ewc-recruiting-students-for-the-black-male-college-explorers-summer-program/


Spellings concerned over HB2 impact on climate, recruiting
http://www.newsobserver.com/news/politics-government/state-politics/article70774662.html
and
http://www.wral.com/spellings-worries-about-hb2-impact-on-unc-system/15629098/


Coe pushing international growth
http://www.thegazette.com/subject/news/education/higher-education/coe-pushing-international-growth-20160408

COLLEGE FINANCES, GRANTS, ETC.

Gaming the formula
https://www.insidehighered.com/news/2016/04/04/public-colleges-may-be-responding-state-performance-funding-enrolling-fewer-low


When can a few hundred dollars change your life?
http://www.marketwatch.com/story/why-these-schools-believe-tiny-amounts-of-money-will-make-college-more-affordable-2016-04-05


When states tie money to colleges’ performance low-income students will suffer
http://chronicle.com/article/When-States-Tie-Money-to/235983


Arizona college imposes fee to fund scholarship for illegal immigrants
http://www.foxnews.com/us/2016/04/06/arizona-college-imposes-mandatory-fee-to-fund-scholarship-for-illegal-immigrants.html
and
http://www.azcentral.com/story/news/local/arizona-education/2016/04/07/student-fee-prescott-college-scholarship-undocumented-immigrants/82725810/

COLLEGE SUSTAINABILITY AND AGRICULTURE

Connecticut colleges to meet on sustainability issues
http://wtnh.com/2016/04/03/connecticut-colleges-to-meet-on-sustainability-issues/


Connecticut colleges considering climate change and resilience plans
http://www.nhregister.com/general-news/20160407/connecticut-colleges-considering-climate-change-and-resilience-plans
and
http://www.emergencymgmt.com/disaster/Connecticut-colleges-considering-climate-change-and-resilience-plans.html


How one tiny Vermont College is taking on Big Agriculture
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/sterling-college-future-of-farming_us_56fd5d80e4b083f5c6071c88


Green Sharks bite into sustainability at NSU
https://nsucurrent.nova.edu/green-sharks-bite-into-sustainability-at-nsu/


Joliet Junior College gives tour of high-tech greenhouse facility
http://www.theherald-news.com/2016/04/05/joliet-junior-college-gives-tour-of-high-tech-greenhouse-facility/aubp9k5/
and
http://www.proudgreenbuilding.com/news/college-spotlights-high-tech-greenhouse/


Colby College quietly divested from fossil fuels
http://colbyechonews.com/colby-college-quietly-divested-fossil-fuels/


PROINSO to donate solar equipment to United World Colleges
http://www.pv-magazine.com/services/press-releases/details/beitrag/proinso-to-donate-solar-equipment-to-united-world-colleges-_100024075/
 

WOMEN IN HIGHER EDUCATION

Girl Power
http://www.thetablet.co.uk/features/2/8252/girl-power


Bake sale results in thread of violence because #maskulinitysofragile
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/bake-sale-results-in-threats-of-violence-because-masculinitysofragile_us_57050ef2e4b0b90ac270b273


Equal pay for equal work makes good sense – our view
http://www.thetowntalk.com/story/opinion/2016/04/03/equal-pay-equal-work-makes-good-sense-view/82535932/


Dr. Carmen Nava – a role model for all  young women
http://csusmchronicle.com/14800/features/dr-carmen-nava-a-role-model-for-all-young-women/


President Haynes advocates for education through leadership
http://csusmchronicle.com/14802/features/president-haynes-advocates-for-education-through-leadership/


Will the teaching excellence framework be sexist?
http://www.theguardian.com/higher-education-network/2016/apr/04/will-the-teaching-excellence-framework-be-sexist


‘Cultural transformation’ as Muslim girls out-perform boys academically, study finds
http://www.bristol.ac.uk/news/2016/april/muslim-women-degrees.html


Third annual women LEAD scholarship program provides $25,000 to four college bound women
http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/third-annual-women-lead-scholarship-program-provides-25000-to-four-college-bound-women-300245556.html


There’s a $2 Trillion GDP boost in shrinking the US gender gap
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-04-07/there-s-a-2-trillion-gdp-boost-in-shrinking-the-u-s-gender-gap
and
http://blogs.wsj.com/economics/2016/04/07/how-to-boost-u-s-gdp-by-2-1-trillion-more-women-in-the-workforce/


Shrinking gender gap could give economy a huge boost
http://www.newser.com/story/223251/shrinking-gender-gap-could-give-economy-huge-boost.html


The US is failing miserably on 6 of 10 markers of gender equality
http://www.slate.com/blogs/xx_factor/2016/04/08/the_u_s_is_failing_miserably_on_six_of_10_markers_of_gender_equality.html


Penn State celebrates international women’s day with global connections
http://news.psu.edu/story/399975/2016/04/08/impact/penn-state-celebrates-international-womens-day-global-connections


NLS controversy – There is no ‘but’ in women’s choice, they can wear what they want
http://www.thenewsminute.com/article/nls-controversy-there-no-womens-choice-they-can-wear-what-they-want-41357


Muslim women academically outperform male counterparts
http://mancunion.com/2016/04/08/young-muslim-women-are-academically-out-performing-their-male-counter-parts-both-at-school-and-university/
 

OTHER

Women of Wall Street face steep climb to the top
http://variety.com/2016/biz/features/women-wall-street-gender-balance-1201745001/


Folly of guns on campus
http://www.newsminer.com/opinion/community_perspectives/the-folly-of-guns-on-campus/article_744b3264-f879-11e5-856f-4bf35359f083.html


Scammers got more than 1,000 visas in fake school sting, authorities say
http://abcnews.go.com/US/21-people-arrested-alleged-student-visa-fraud-scheme/story?id=38162216
and
http://www.northjersey.com/news/21-charged-with-student-visa-fraud-after-feds-open-fake-college-in-nj-1.1538745
and
http://www.ibtimes.co.in/21-including-chinese-indians-arrested-us-visa-fraud-673565
and
http://www.cnsnews.com/news/article/susan-jones/feds-set-fake-college-nj-nab-pay-stay-student-visa-schemers
and
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/morning-mix/wp/2016/04/06/none-of-these-people-are-going-to-class-undercover-feds-use-fake-n-j-college-to-indictment-21-for-visa-fraud-conspiracy/


NY College makes campus bathrooms gender neutral – gets rid of men, women signs
http://www.christianpost.com/news/new-york-college-campus-bathrooms-gender-neutral-gets-rid-of-men-women-signs-160934/


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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April 8 through July 14 

Sweet Briar alumna and artist Jill Steenhuis is on her US Spring and Summer Tour.  For locations and dates please go to
 http://hosted.verticalresponse.com/1423647/4fc92d9611/578217985/9c0a8e260d/


charlotte

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

APRIL 15, 2016

CHECK OUT THE LATEST SWEET BRIAR COLLEGE BUSINESS VIDEO ABOUT SWEET BRIAR COLLEGE‘S SWEET DANCERS, A BALLROOM DANCE CLUB FOR STUDENTS OF ALL DANCE LEVELS! WORKING IN COLLABORATION WITH THE VIRGINIA MILITARY INSTITUTE, THE SWEET DANCERS TRAVEL TO VMI’S CAMPUS ON FRIDAY EVENINGS TO LEARN DANCES INCLUDING WALTZ, SWING, TANGO AND SALSA! JOIN THE SWEET DANCERS AT THEIR DANCE ATSWEET BRIAR COLLEGEON APRIL 15, 2016 FROM 9:00PM-12:00AM IN THE CONFERENCE CENTER! ALL STUDENTS ARE ENCOURAGED TO ATTEND! VIDEO BY LYDIA GULLICKSEN ’18‪#‎SBCBUSINESS‪#‎SBCBUSINESSVLOG‪#‎SWEETDANCERS

WATCH THE VIDEO

HTTPS://WWW.YOUTUBE.COM/WATCH?V=FRDVOX77M2M

APRIL 15, 2016

SBC Relay for Life Luminaria

Join us for our event April 15th 6p.m.-12 a.m. in the lower quad at Sweet Briar College! Even if you can’t join us, you can still purchase a luminaria bag to represent your support!

These bags will be displayed all around our event! They are to honor the ones we have lost and the ones that are continuing their fight against cancer.

Buy one bag – or ten! – to contribute to this beautiful event! We can put any message or design on the bag – just add your request in the details!
Click here to learn more and/or donate directly to our Sweet Briar College chapter. All proceeds go to the American Cancer Society!

APRIL 16, 2016

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.

APRIL 16, 2016

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

 

April 27

The RVA Alumnae Club is hosting an SBC & HSC Networking Happy Hour
When – April 27 at 5:30 PM
Where – Southerly at Southern Season Richmond
2250 Staples Mill Rd. Richmond, VA 23230
For more information please go to
https://www.facebook.com/events/764055937028849/

April 29

The Sweet Briar College North Carolina Network is hosting Art in the Evening
Friday, April 29 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
North Carolina Art Museum
2110 Blue Ridge Rd, Raleigh, North Carolina 27607
Please join us for Art in the Evening at the NC Museum of Art. We will enjoy free local music by Peter Lamb and the Wolves (trio) and small plates (provided by NC Triangle Alumnae Club). Beverages (alocholic and non) are available for purchase. Location is in the lobby/lounge of the West Building. We are welcoming all prospective students of Sweet Briar College in the area to meet our wonderful alumnae of the triangle! Come out and network with us and ask any questions you may have about life at SBC! We hope to see you there!

MAY 17

PLEASE JOIN US ON TUES. MAY 17TH FROM 12-1:30 AT LYNCHURG COLLEGE’S BURTON DINING HALL!

WE ARE EXCITED TO ANNOUNCE OUR FIRST SBC: CENTRAL VA. ALUMNAE AND FRIENDS COMMUNITY SERVICE EVENT! PLEASE GET DECKED OUT IN YOUR BEST PINK AND GREEN OUTFIT AND JOIN ALUMNAE AND FRIENDS OF THE COLLEGE AT OUR SWEET BRIAR TABLE(S) FOR THIS LUNCHEON IN SUPPORT OF MARIAM’S HOUSE! THIS WILL BE A WONDERFUL TIME FOR THE SBC COMMUNITY TO SOCIALIZE, NETWORK AND HELP OTHER

WOMEN ALL AT THE SAME TIME. AT SBC WE LEARNED THAT STRONG WOMEN BUILD EACH OTHER UP!

Miriam’s House is dedicated to ending homelessness through the empowerment of women and families. They offer two housing programs designed to limit the length of time families experience homelessness and quickly return homeless families to the community. Miriam’s House works collaboratively with a number of community agencies to ensure that our clients receive the best and most appropriate services available.

Please join us for this special occasion! The annual luncheon is Mariam’s house biggest event of the year. Everyone enjoys a wonderful meal, informative program, and the chance to win some great raffle and door prizes as we celebrate the women and families who have built “a foundation for the future” through the programs at Miriam’s House.

Luncheon tickets are $40 each, and are available for purchase online.  Click here, http://www.miriamshouseprogram.org/online-ticket-sales.html, to purchase your tickets online today! Be sure to indicate that your “table captain” is “SBC Central Va.”  Raffle tickets are also available through the website.

PLEASE VISIT THE FACEBOOK PAGE FOR EVEN MORE INFORMATION HTTPS://WWW.FACEBOOK.COM/EVENTS/575043952660352/

MAY 19

Please join the RVA Alumnae Club to a Welcome Home Happy Hour
When – May 19 at 6:30 PM
Where – Hardywook Park Craft Brewery
2408 Ownby Lane, Richmond, VA 23220
For more information go to
https://www.facebook.com/events/1256542177693239/

MAY 21


Sweet Briar Durham Bulls Baseball Fireworks Night

Take me out to the Sweet Briar and Bulls game! 5/21/2016

Get ready Sweet Briar baseball fans! We have reserved seating in one of the stadium’s Diamond View sections with access to the patio deck located behind sections 124 and 126; all in home run territory!

Provided to us will be an All-You-Can-Eat picnic menus. We’ll have a 2-hour all-you-can-eat buffet including fresh grilled hamburgers, hotdogs, grilled chicken, fresh baked macaroni and cheese, cole slaw, baked beans, popcorn and chips with a full assortment of Pepsi products, Brisk iced tea and water.

Sweet Briar and our love for hats… The Carolina Hurricanes Home Run Patio comes with a limited edition Durham Bulls cap for everyone.

We will also be a part of a special raffle. Each member of our group will be entered into a drawing to win a special gift from the Bulls that night.

Imagine our name in lights too!! After a tumultuous 2015 for Sweet Briar,  we have earned our group’s name to be displayed on the video board!! Holla Holla !

Fireworks to cap off a wonderful evening!
TICKET SALES END APRIL 29TH, 2016

*YOU WILL RETRIEVE YOUR TICKETS AT THE STADIUM WILL-CALL
FOR MORE INFORMATION  GO TO http://sweetbriarbulls.bpt.me/

 

VIXENS HELPING VIXENS

Alumna AP Conrad, a civilian deployed with the US military has this simple request:
Ladies, morale can get pretty low in a deployed environment and it’s a really big deal to receive mail. I remember last deployment eagerly gathering around care packages bc we were so excited for someone when they got letters from home and wanted to share in each other’s joy. Some of the guys I’ll be with never receive mail. I posted about this a few months ago when I first mentioned I’d be heading out and a lot of you, I was truly touched, wanted to answer the call to send cards of encouragement, etc. I even recall a couple teachers saying they wanted to get their classrooms involved.
I’m going to Vixen the hell out of this deployment!!! (Um, did I just make up a tshirt??!!)
Please send packages to Paige Conrad, 850 Sumner Drive, Apt #9; Fayetteville, NC 28303. That’s actually the address of my boss who will then make sure mail gets put on the plane. It takes about two weeks for stuff to reach us.
Things we need – are tissues and Zyrtec for allergies (the dust is awful). Really good salad dressings. Good/fun snack foods. Scented candles (it smells here). I can make sure that letters and cards are distributed throughout camp.


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 APRIL 9, 2016

VIXEN WATCH FOR APRIL 2, 2016

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

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THE STREAMATHON WAS A GREAT HIT.  MANY ALUMNAE CALLED IN TO REQUEST A SONG AND MANY DONATED ONLINE.  HOWEVER, WE WON’T KNOW UNTIL NEXT WEEK HOW WELL WE DID.  SO STAY TUNED.

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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!!!!!

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

HTTP://SBC.EDU/REUNION/REGISTRATION/

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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/

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

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LOOKING FOR A JOB AT SWEET BRIAR COLLEGE? LOOK AT http://oldweb.sbc.edu/human-resources/open-positions  

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AND FINALLY – ARE YOU PLANNING TO ATTEND THE SWEET BRIAR SWEET WEEKS OF SERVICE THIS YEAR?    IF SO, SIGN UP AT https://sweetbriarcollege.wufoo.com/forms/s1e087160rydsh7/ .

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

SWEET BRIAR NEWS

Loyola law professor elected vice chair of Sweet Briar College board – Congratulations to Georgine Vairo

http://sbc.edu/news/loyola-law-professor-elected-vice-chair-of-sweet-briar-college-board/


The following video is a great recruiting tool for Sweet Briar

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XTjJX_7U15g&feature=youtu.be


Sweet Briar College back from the brink one year later – great audio and slide show

http://wmra.org/post/sweet-briar-college-back-brink-one-year-later


Can an all women’s college education survive

http://wmra.org/post/can-all-womens-college-education-survive


Sweet Briar College reaches to China in new partnership for students

http://www.newsadvance.com/news/local/sweet-briar-college-reaches-to-china-in-new-partnership-for/article_5fbe8ab2-f3c9-11e5-be0a-03b2a8c3d3e8.html?TNNoMobile


Amherst County attorney to speak at Sweet Briar College on fight to save school

http://www.newsadvance.com/news/local/amherst-county-attorney-will-speak-at-sbc-on-april-on/article_098522a9-e935-5812-bf7b-4c3e4411504f.html?TNNoMobile


Amherst County attorney stresses importance of founder’s will in fight to save Sweet Briar College

http://www.newsadvance.com/news/local/amherst-county-attorney-stresses-importance-of-founder-s-will-in/article_f96fdcb4-3a6c-5ad5-ab91-bffb703b7edd.html


Sweet Briar’s miraculous turnaround at heart of two-part series on WMRA

Great audio reports!

http://sbc.edu/news/sweet-briars-miraculous-turnaround-at-heart-of-two-part-series-on-wmra/


Tennis – Vixens down Ferrum 8 to 1   Congratulations!

http://www.thefranklinnewspost.com/sports/college-tennis-southern-virginia-edges-ferrum-men/article_7b1b95e0-f46c-11e5-8f5f-371a4a511e80.html


Interfaith conversation in Lynchburg looks at sex trafficking

http://www.newsadvance.com/news/local/interfaith-conversation-in-lynchburg-looks-at-sex-trafficking/article_d71ee02e-3657-5e79-b413-0574040a7a80.html


Sweet Briar presenting concert version of ‘Spring Awakening’

http://www.newsadvance.com/lifestyles/sweet-briar-presenting-concert-version-of-spring-awakening/article_b5dca380-f5df-11e5-9376-97b3928c27c2.html


Fight for old growth forests subject of Sweet Briar’s Waxter Forum

http://sbc.edu/news/fight-for-old-growth-forests-subject-of-sweet-briars-waxter-forum/


Musical program explores roots of bluegrass

http://sbc.edu/news/musical-program-explores-roots-of-bluegrass/


Sweet Briar’s Forever Month signals strength

http://sbc.edu/news/sweet-briar-forever-month-signals-strength/


Almost a dozen Virginia colleges named ‘best value’ by Forbes

http://www.virginiabusiness.com/news/article/almost-a-dozen-virginia-colleges-named-best-value-by-forbes


Sweet Briar among Forbes’ 300 best value colleges

http://sbc.edu/news/sweet-briar-is-one-of-forbes-300-best-value-colleges/


FOR MORE SWEET BRIAR NEWS PLEASE VISIT

http://sbc.edu/news/

SUBMITTED BY MEMBERS OF THE SWEET BRIAR COMMUNITY

Posted on Facebook by Tom Hartman in regards to the resignation of General Krulak as vice chair of the Sweet Briar Board

General Charles Krulak Steps Off Sweet Briar Board

Don’t want anyone to miss this.

Alice Dixon : General Chuck Krulak resigned due to health issues…he feels that the College is in great hands with President Stone, and that things are moving in a very positive direction…The General is still involved though…in fact, I sought his advice on a matter just last week or so. He is happily making himself available to us if we wish to consult him. To celebrate him upon his resignation might be appropriate…he was a tremendous member of the BOD. But then every departure would have to be acknowledged or celebrated. Incidentally, there have been a few departures–health reasons, going to work at the College, personal reasons–but not one single member has resigned due to a lack in confidence in our success or the direction in which we are moving. Semper Fi General!

Chuck Krulak: Alice is spot on!! I consider myself a huge Fan of SBC and will always be pulling for the Students, Faculty, Staff, and Alumna of the College. My special respect goes to the Alumna who stepped up and literally SAVED SWEETBRIAR. I will never forget their fighting spirit and would only urge EVERYONE to continue to pull TOGETHER. The Board will never get it “perfect”…there will always be something that will prove to be an irritant to someone BUT, NEVER DOUBT FOR A MINUTE THE SINCERITY OF THE BOARD AND THEIR DESIRE TO MAKE THE COLLEGE PROUD!! I am always a phone call away and ready to help. Phil Stone is a remarkable President and had the College headed onward and upward. As you all know, I was the President of BIRMINGHAM -SOUTHERN COLLEGE (The Panthers) and my heart will always be found on the Hilltop in that City but, a close second is the Vixens at SBC.


Posted by Adam Forsberg on Facebook

Can an all-women’s college education survive?

http://wmra.org/post/can-all-womens-college-education-survive


Posted by Lee Anne MacKenzie Chaskes

College admissions shocker

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/03/30/opinion/college-admissions-shocker.html?_r=0


Posted on Facebook by Pamela Reed Munro
 

May Day Queen Ellen Pratt from 1935


Submitted by Deirdre Conley
All calendars of events for Sweet Briar College
Sweet Briar Main Event Calendar: http://sbc.edu/featured-events/

Sweet Briar Outdoor Program Calendar: http://oldweb.sbc.edu/outdoor-programs/trip-schedules


Submitted by Deirdre Conley

Full text of SBC Bulletin Alumnae News 1930-31
Article 13: Do not need to read all this archive, but I just love that junior year study abroad started in 1930-31 “based on a University of Delaware Model” with study at the U of Nancy and in Paris at the Universite de Paris and the Ecoles Libres de Sciences Politiques
Actually this news bulletin is still an interesting model for wide ranging Alumnae News, including recent additions to the library! A book on riding dated 1854 including this quote “no lady of taste gallops on the road!”   Another nee book by Woodrow Wilson….fun….

Submitted by Deirdre Conley

Bertrand Russell came to Sweet Briar to speak…..
1929 The Briar Patch won an all American Honor rating in a nationwide contest
the Sweet Briar News won 4th place class A, Virginia Intercollegiate Press Award
New ruling: “Students are permitted to smoke outside until dark in the Dell and along Sunset Road past the orchard. These locations were chosen for their beauty and convenience, as it was felt that If changing social customs and local conditions warranted the official recognition of smoking, it must take place under dignified circumstances.”
Catherine Johnson is with the University Round the World Cruise, they are currently in Geneva attending meetings of the League of Nations.  (This is 1930!) Catherine also met with Bernard Shaw.

And telephone service was extended to 24 hours…..


Posted on Facebook by Elizabeth Frenzel Casalini

Tennis wins third straight match with win over Salem
Sweet Briar College riding team claims second in a row and fourth overall  ODAC title
and one more from

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


Registration is live! Sweet Weeks of Service is May 16 – May 25 and August 1-19. On-campus accommodations and meals will be available. There will be a wide range of projects, both indoors and outdoors. Sign up today!

LIBERAL ARTS

Surprise – the colleges that aren’t mostly white are mostly women

http://www.forbes.com/sites/jennifereum/2016/03/29/surprise-the-colleges-that-arent-mostly-white-are-mostly-women/#506f595cd8c8


Colleges with highest salaries after graduationhttp://www.forbes.com/sites/jennifereum/2016/03/29/colleges-with-highest-salaries-after-graduation/#4441de2b3f6e


Final talk to focus on entrepreneurship

http://staugustine.com/living/community/2016-03-29/final-talk-focus-entrepreneurship#.Vv6sZaQrLIU


Jerome A. Gilbert – MU dedicated to retaining liberal arts tradition

http://www.herald-dispatch.com/opinion/jerome-a-gilbert-mu-dedicated-to-retaining-liberal-arts-tradition/article_4f2d8f03-3e88-51c0-ba65-4e5591653d5a.html


New UVM dean says liberal arts need more love

http://www.sevendaysvt.com/vermont/new-uvm-dean-says-liberal-arts-need-more-love/Content?oid=3262507 


The arts thrive only if we support them

http://www.smokymountainnews.com/opinion/item/17397-the-arts-thrive-only-if-we-support-them


Harvard’s president delivers a courageous speech – at West Point

http://nypost.com/2016/03/30/harvards-president-delivers-a-courageous-speech-at-west-point/?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=site%20buttons&utm_campaign=site%20buttons


Brooks College to offer new programs in the fall

http://www.lanthorn.com/article/2016/03/news-brooks-college-expanding


When liberal arts meets real life

http://columbiaspectator.com/opinion/2016/03/31/when-liberal-arts-meets-real-life


Teagle Grant to Strengthen Management  and Liberal Arts Connection

http://www.bucknell.edu/news-and-media/2016/teagle-grant-to-strengthen-management-and-liberal-arts-connection.html?utm_source=newsroller&utm_medium=web&utm_campaign=pr


A christian defense of the ‘useless liberal arts degrees”

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/jappersandjanglers/2016/04/a-christian-defense-of-the-useless-liberal-arts-degree/

STEM

CU-Boulder engineering students use spring break to explore life in lab  http://www.dailycamera.com/cu-news/ci_29686502/cu-boulder-engineering-students-use-spring-break-explore

and

http://www.dailynewsx.com/news/cu-boulder-engineering-students-use-spring-break-to-explore-life-in-the-lab-71974.html


How to hook students to study chemistryhttp://www.sdcitytimes.com/news/2016/03/25/how-to-hook-students-to-study-chemistry/


Girls and women in STEM – enough about the problems, how about some possible solutions

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/caitlin-klevorick/girls-and-women-in-stem-e_b_9550836.html


Why we need STEM

http://flathatnews.com/2016/03/28/why-we-need-stem/


Fathom dedicates July Dominican Republic voyage to STEM for students and teachers

http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/fathom-dedicates-july-dominican-republic-voyage-to-stem-for-students-and-teachers-300242637.html


Culture change required to promote gender equality in STEM

http://www.dailytexanonline.com/2016/03/29/culture-change-required-to-promote-gender-equality-in-stem


Student showcase offers behind the scenes look into STEM

http://news.fiu.edu/2016/03/student-showcase-offers-behind-the-scenes-look-into-stem/98541


Does Engineering education breed terrorists?

http://chronicle.com/article/Does-Engineering-Education/235800

WOMEN IN STEM

Women in STEM summit look to inspire UB female students

http://www.ubspectrum.com/article/2016/03/women-in-stem-summit-looks-to-inspire-ub-female-students


Unlearning sexism in Montana

http://www.ozy.com/fast-forward/unlearning-sexism-in-montana/66317


High school girls explore STEM career opportunities

http://www.hometownlife.com/story/news/local/birmingham/2016/03/27/high-school-girls-explore-stem-career-opportunities/82222288/


UAE – where are the women in design engineering streams

http://www.menafn.com/1094670602/UAE–Where-are-the-women-in-design-engineering-streams


ITT Technical Institute supports women in STEM as female enrollment grows

http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/itt-technical-institute-supports-women-in-stem-as-female-enrollment-grows-300241695.html
and

http://www.itbusinessnet.com/article/ITT-Technical-Institute-Supports-Women-in-STEM-as-Female-Enrollment-Grows-4355364


Women scientists are here – we need to be seen and heard

http://www.theage.com.au/comment/women-scientists-are-here-we-need-to-be-seen-and-heard-20160329-gnt0bm.html


8 great women of science history

http://thefederalist.com/2016/03/29/8-great-women-of-science-history/


The 13 most important STEM colleges for women

http://www.forbes.com/sites/nataliesportelli/2016/03/29/13-best-value-stem-colleges-for-women/#44d5aff45245


Doctoral student keeps students interested in STEM

https://news.fiu.edu/2016/03/doctoral-student-keeps-students-interested-in-stem/98634


GE Hitachi hosts girls in technology summit at UNCW

http://www.wect.com/story/31588991/ge-hitachi-to-host-girls-in-technology-summit-at-uncw


Male peers must be better allies – the other half of the equation

http://daily.swarthmore.edu/2016/03/29/male-peers-allies-womens-history-month/


New study finds that despite more women in science, we still perceive women to be incompatible with STEM fields

http://www.labmanager.com/news/2016/03/new-study-finds-that-despite-more-women-in-science-we-still-perceive-women-to-be-incompatible-with-stem-fields?fw1pk=2#.Vv6ay6QrLIU


Want more girls in STEM?  We need to start with babies

http://www.wearethecity.com/want-girls-stem-need-start-babies/


Girl scouts to code girls – learning about STEM

http://news.fullerton.edu/2016wi/creative-coding.aspx


Hanks – More women, minorities needed for tech roles on screen

http://www.mystatesman.com/news/news/opinion/hanks-more-women-minorities-needed-for-tech-roles-/nqtrp/


Chicago is hosting a national summit to support women in health entrepreneurship

http://chicagoinno.streetwise.co/2016/03/29/women-in-stem-health-entrepreneurship-conference-in-chicago/


Women in STEM careers – just do it

http://www.themalaymailonline.com/tech-gadgets/article/women-in-stem-careers-just-do-it


Culture change required to promote gender equality in STEM

http://www.dailytexanonline.com/2016/03/29/culture-change-required-to-promote-gender-equality-in-stem


Preference for dating smarter partners negatively affects women’s attitude towards STEM

http://www.buffalo.edu/news/releases/2016/03/067.html
and

http://phys.org/news/2016-03-dating-smarter-partners-negatively-affects.html


Fewer women, large pay gap in STEM

https://au.news.yahoo.com/a/31218651/fewer-women-large-pay-gap-in-stem-report/
and

http://www.sbs.com.au/news/article/2016/03/30/fewer-women-large-pay-gap-stem-report


There’s a beauty contest for women in tech called IT Princess

http://www.gadgette.com/2016/03/30/it-princess/


From gender biases to extreme parenting – the top questions women working in STEM are sick of hearing

http://foreignpolicy.com/2016/03/30/from-gender-biases-to-extreme-parenting-the-top-questions-women-working-in-stem-are-sick-of-hearing/


Undercover nerd model Karlie Kloss to open coding camps for girls

http://www.bizjournals.com/newyork/news/2016/03/30/karlie-kloss-opening-girls-coding-camps-ny-la-mo.html


As a congress woman it’s my duty to help women in STEM

http://www.blogher.com/congresswoman-its-my-duty-help-women-stem


Report shows promise in STEM but gender imbalance remains

http://www.abc.net.au/am/content/2016/s4434385.htm


#stemHERstoryRU exposes Rutgers community to women in science, mathematics fields

http://www.dailytargum.com/article/2016/03/stemherstoryru-exposes-rutgers-community-to-women-in-science-mathematics-fields


Consult women on their own issues

http://www.bgnews.com/nation/consult-women-on-their-own-issues/article_7d866de4-f6e9-11e5-8659-bb6f32cfe4c6.html


Network and hustle – the key skills for women in technology

http://www.theguardian.com/women-in-leadership/2016/mar/31/network-and-hustle-the-key-skills-for-women-in-technology


Fedscoop unveils its list of D.C.’s top 50 women in technology for 2016

http://fedscoop.com/meet-d.c.s-top-50-women-in-technology-for-2016


Three privileges women in STEM enjoy

http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/cassandra-lee-yieng/three-privileges-women-in-stem-enjoy_b_9557526.html


How women are rising above the male-dominated culture of health IT

http://www.healthcaredive.com/news/how-women-are-rising-above-the-male-dominated-culture-of-health-it/416475/


Girls learn about opportunities in STEM

http://www.arkansastechnews.com/community/girls-learn-about-opportunities-in-stem/


4 challenges women in science continue to face

http://aplus.com/a/women-in-science-4-challenges-they-face


For women in the STEM pipeline – it’s leaky and full of lead

http://www.ozy.com/pov/for-women-in-the-stem-pipeline-its-leaky-and-full-of-lead/68414


Event and film screening spotlight black women in medicine

http://krqe.com/2016/04/01/event-and-film-screening-spotlight-black-women-in-medicine/


A report has found that women are ‘unable to enter’ the tech industry

http://www.gadgette.com/2016/04/01/a-report-has-found-that-women-are-unable-to-enter-the-tech-industry/


If we really want an ideas boom, we need more women at the top tiers of science

http://www.econotimes.com/If-we-really-want-an-ideas-boom-we-need-more-women-at-the-top-tiers-of-science-187753
and

http://theconversation.com/if-we-really-want-an-ideas-boom-we-need-more-women-at-the-top-tiers-of-science-56999


Masculine stereotype of STEM pushes women out of the field

http://thinkprogress.org/health/2016/04/01/3764795/think-scientist-think-male/


Women sidelined from STEM economy

http://www.theaustralian.com.au/higher-education/women-sidelined-from-stem-economy/news-story/06c0e6762dcb482457e8698e7fed3a80


Nalini Joshi – How to give women in STEMM a fair chance to succeed

http://www.dailylife.com.au/life-and-love/work-and-money/nalini-joshi-how-to-give-women-in-stemm-a-fair-chance-to-succeed-20160330-gnugmz.html


Training WISE women at Acadia, attacking science stereotypes

http://www.thevanguard.ca/Living/2016-04-01/article-4483272/Training-WISE-women-at-Acadia,-attacking-science-stereotypes/1


WiCipedia – The Solution Edition

http://www.lightreading.com/business-employment/women-in-comms/wicipedia-the-solutions-edition-/a/d-id/722322


6sense announces Al Patent, calls for decrease in STEM gender gap

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/laura-dambrosio/6sense-announces-ai-paten_b_9585084.html


How STEM education multiplies opportunities for female entrepreneurs

http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/doina-oncel/stem-education-multiplier-effect_b_9585810.html?utm_hp_ref=canada-living&ir=Canada+Living


Women in science profile – Nancy Adelman Ph.D.

http://cuatower.com/woman-in-science-profile-nancy-adleman-ph-d/


Women design the future at NJIT

http://www.njit.edu/features/sceneandheard/molly.php


Women working in the fields of STEM

http://wtnh.com/2016/04/01/women-working-in-the-fields-of-stem/


#IAmAWomanInSTEM creates support for women at UK

http://www.kykernel.com/news/iamawomaninstem-creates-support-for-women-at-uk/article_1d3a42a8-f865-11e5-be39-0374f13603f9.html


Women who date intelligent men likely to hate math

http://www.newkerala.com/news/2016/fullnews-43945.html

STEAM

Chase a dream – arts in higher education driven by student, community demand

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865650991/Chasing-a-dream-Arts-in-higher-education-driven-by-student-community-demand.html


Full STEAM ahead – seeking female presenters for girls only conference

http://rvanews.com/etc/full-steam-ahead-seeking-female-presenters-for-girls-only-conference/135717


STEAM – Coders in conjunction with NAACP Pasadena chapter hosts ‘Education and Opportunity’ reception

http://www.pasadenanow.com/main/steamcoders-in-conjunction-with-naacp-pasadena-chapter-hosts-education-and-opportunity-reception/


NAACP’s STEAM event scheduled for early June

http://www.app.com/story/news/2016/04/01/naacp-stem-event-asbury-park-neptune/81438022/

Art and science combine in Taping Shape exhibit in Balboa Park

http://www.examiner.com/article/art-and-science-combine-taping-shape-exhibit-balboa-park


STEAM can help expand the future

http://www.register-herald.com/news/steam-can-help-expand-the-future/article_2e82a24e-e08c-596f-b750-bca162d32092.html


Science, art academy encourages Langdon students to innovate

http://www.grandforksherald.com/news/education/3996878-science-art-academy-encourages-langdon-students-innovate


Scan source uses every items for iMAGINE Upstate games

http://www.greenvilleonline.com/story/money/2016/03/29/scansource-uses-everyday-items-imagine-upstate-games/82374684/
and
http://www.twice.com/thewire/wynit-distribution-features-emerging-technologies-imagine-upstate-festival/60958

The key to finding Australia’s future tech girls?  Kindergarten art and music

http://www.afr.com/technology/the-key-to-finding-australias-future-tech-girls-kindergarten-art-and-music-20160329-gnszl1


As Graduation Matters evolves, a look at substance behind Montana data

http://missoulian.com/news/local/as-graduation-matters-evolves-a-look-at-substance-behind-montana/article_4a27d7ad-a554-5954-8b71-915cd2fc1bdf.html


Communications, arts, major emphasis of Collier schools’ strategic plan

http://naplesherald.com/2016/03/30/communications-arts-major-emphasis-points-collier-schools-strategic-plan/


2016 GFPS’ STEAM Exposition/Earth Day Event

http://www.kfbb.com/story/31605325/2016-gfps-steam-expositionearth-day-event


Wesleyan students take physics lessons to the pool

http://www.gwinnettdailypost.com/local/cities/peachtree_corners/wesleyan-students-take-physics-lessons-to-the-pool/article_9888db1d-c28e-5a17-93f8-ef17066846c5.html

STUDENT RECRUITMENT

Paving the way – College of Design program recruits underrepresented students

http://www.iowastatedaily.com/news/student_life/article_f07c5e52-f532-11e5-a292-a76674b91dbd.html


RCCC trustees discuss how to increase enrollment

http://www.salisburypost.com/2016/03/29/192858/


Catering to the young ones – Uldaho Bound needs to live up to its recruitment name

https://www.uiargonaut.com/2016/03/28/catering-to-the-young-ones-uidaho-bound-needs-to-live-up-to-its-recruitment-name/


Joke issue – career services announces cancellation of on-campus recruiting

http://www.thedp.com/article/2016/03/joke-issue-ocr-cancelled


UC schools harm local students by admitting so many from out of state, audit finds

http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-uc-audit-admissions-20160328-story.html


Kansas State University aggressively recruiting undocumented students

http://kcur.org/post/kansas-state-university-aggressively-recruiting-undocumented-students#stream/0

What impact will Detroit Promise have on Schoolcraft?

http://www.hometownlife.com/story/news/local/livonia/2016/03/30/soon-tell-schoolcraft/82417012/


Outsiders welcome

http://www.theatlantic.com/education/archive/2016/03/are-college-admissions-rigged-for-non-residents/475959/

COLLEGE FINANCES, GRANTS, ETC.

Needier Oregonians will get first chance at $72 million in college grants

http://www.oregonlive.com/education/index.ssf/2016/03/needier_oregonians_will_get_fi.html

and

http://www.mailtribune.com/article/20160328/NEWS/160329651


Rowan president looks to help students get state tuition aid grants

http://www.pressofatlanticcity.com/news/rowan-president-looks-to-help-students-get-state-tuition-aid/article_f80e5d4e-f2f5-11e5-910e-7be9676f0954.html


No Washington colleges made list of schools doing the most for low-income students

http://www.seattletimes.com/education-lab/why-no-washington-colleges-made-list-of-schools-that-offer-the-most-help-to-low-income-students/


How to compare your college financial aid awards letters

http://time.com/money/4262850/compare-college-financial-aid-award-letters/


Making college more affordable for more Americans & improving college choice

http://www.ed.gov/news/press-releases/making-college-more-affordable-more-americans-improving-college-choice


Why is Illinois letting its public colleges suffer?

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/letters/ct-why-is-illinois-letting-its-public-colleges-suffer-20160331-story.html


Tuition in Wonderland – higher education funding in Europe and the United States

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/kurt-ellenberger/tuition-in-wonderland-hig_b_9559384.html


Chicago State University faces closure over budget impasse

http://chicagotonight.wttw.com/2016/03/30/chicago-state-university-faces-closure-over-budget-impasse


Money at small liberal arts colleges dwindling ( brief mentioning of Sweet Briar)

http://www.pressherald.com/2016/03/31/money-at-small-liberal-arts-colleges-dwindling/


NSF grant to help students on STEM career path

http://msutoday.msu.edu/news/2016/nsf-grant-to-help-students-on-stem-career-path/


MoneyThink brings financial literacy to youths

http://nique.net/life/2016/04/01/moneythink-brings-financial-literacy-to-youths/

WOMEN IN HIGHER EDUCATION

Gender-pay gap hits hard after college                                                                                                     http://www.dispatch.com/content/stories/editorials/2016/03/29/1-gender-pay-gap-hits-hard-after-college.html


St. Clair College doubles size of pre-apprenticeship precision metal cutting program to meet local demand

http://windsorstar.com/news/local-news/st-clair-college-doubles-size-of-pre-apprenticeship-precision-metal-cutting-program-to-meet-local-demand


Women soccer players deserve equal pay.  So do female college athletes                                     http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2016/03/women-college-athletes-deserve-equal-pay-too.html


SIU similar to nation for gender- based income gap

http://thesouthern.com/news/local/siu-similar-to-nation-for-gender-based-income-gap/article_69e6b096-5dcc-584b-9506-64494a57faa0.html


More than professional development

https://www.insidehighered.com/blogs/university-venus/more-professional-development


Support the women of color opportunities act

http://www.mndaily.com/opinion/letters-editor/2016/03/28/support-women-color-opportunities-act


Lee University recognizes students, faculty, and staff for International Women’s Day

http://www.chattanoogan.com/2016/3/29/321021/Lee-University-Recognizes-Students.aspx
and
http://clevelandbanner.com/stories/lee-recognizes-students-faculty-and-staff,30991

American Woman 20/20

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/lisa-ellis/american-woman-2020_b_9559012.html


Women making history – Valerie Bassett, executive director of Women’s Fund of southeastern MA

http://somerset.wickedlocal.com/article/20160330/NEWS/160326019


DCU announces new women in leadership initiative

http://www.dcu.ie/news/2016/mar/0316i.shtml


There’s good news for women when it comes to higher education

http://www.thefiscaltimes.com/2016/03/30/There-s-Good-News-Women-When-It-Comes-Higher-Education


Facing stereotypes and double binds

https://www.insidehighered.com/advice/2016/03/31/women-higher-ed-still-face-stereotypes-and-double-binds-essay


Colleges nationwide are transforming to deal with a surge in sexual assault complaints

http://mic.com/articles/139455/colleges-nationwide-are-transforming-to-deal-with-a-surge-in-sexual-assault-complaints#.Ool5wNR5M


A salute to women in FIU history

https://news.fiu.edu/2016/03/a-salute-to-women-in-fiu-history/98700


Barriers & Bias’ report from the AAUW details 4 factors that explain the gender gap in leadership (but still don’t excuse it!)

http://www.bustle.com/articles/151202-barriers-bias-report-from-the-aauw-details-4-factors-that-explain-the-gender-gap-in


Celebrating Marie Curie for history month

http://www.techlicious.com/blog/womens-history-month-marie-curie/


Louisiana has nation’s widest gap in pay for women

http://www.theadvertiser.com/story/news/local/louisiana/2016/03/31/louisiana-has-nations-widest-gap-pay-women/82479660/


First women welder for SVHEC program

http://wset.com/news/local/first-woman-welder-for-svhec-program


Women leaders gain ground in UK universities

http://www.masterstudies.com/news/Women-Leaders-Gain-Ground-in-UK-Universities-808/


One woman’s quest for higher education exposes Iran’s discrimination against Baha’is

https://www.iranhumanrights.org/2016/04/rouhie-safajoo/

APRIL 15, 2016

Check out the latest Sweet Briar College Business video aboutSweet Briar College‘s Sweet Dancers, a ballroom dance club for students of all dance levels! Working in collaboration with the Virginia Military Institute, the Sweet Dancers travel to VMI’s campus on Friday evenings to learn dances including waltz, swing, tango and salsa! Join the Sweet Dancers at their dance at Sweet Briar Collegeon April 15, 2016 from 9:00pm-12:00am in the Conference Center! All students are encouraged to attend! Video by Lydia Gullicksen ’18‪#‎sbcbusiness‬ ‪#‎sbcbusinessvlog‬ ‪#‎sweetdancers‬

Watch the video

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Frdvox77M2M

APRIL 16, 2016

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.                                                                                                                                         APRIL 16, 2016 

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


MAY 17, 2016

Please join us on Tues. May 17th from 12-1:30 at Lynchurg College’s Burton Dining Hall!

We are excited to announce our first SBC: Central Va. Alumnae and Friends community service event! Please get decked out in your best pink and green outfit and join alumnae and friends of the college at our Sweet Briar table(s) for this luncheon in support of Mariam’s House! This will be a wonderful time for the SBC community to socialize, network  and help other women all at the same time. At SBC we learned that strong women build each other up!

Miriam’s House is dedicated to ending homelessness through the empowerment of women and families. They offer two housing programs designed to limit the length of time families experience homelessness and quickly return homeless families to the community. Miriam’s House works collaboratively with a number of community agencies to ensure that our clients receive the best and most appropriate services available.

Please join us for this special occasion! The annual luncheon is Mariam’s house biggest event of the year. Everyone enjoys a wonderful meal, informative program, and the chance to win some great raffle and door prizes as we celebrate the women and families who have built “a foundation for the future” through the programs at Miriam’s House.

Luncheon tickets are $40 each, and are available for purchase online.  Click here,  http://www.miriamshouseprogram.org/online-ticket-sales.html,                                       to purchase your tickets online today! Be sure to indicate that your “table captain” is “SBC Central Va.”  Raffle tickets are also available through the website.

Please visit the Facebook page for even more information https://www.facebook.com/events/575043952660352/

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 APRIL 2, 2016