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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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/

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