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
Loyola law professor elected vice chair of Sweet Briar College board – Congratulations to Georgine Vairo
The following video is a great recruiting tool for Sweet Briar
Sweet Briar College back from the brink one year later – great audio and slide show
Can an all women’s college education survive
Sweet Briar College reaches to China in new partnership for students
Amherst County attorney to speak at Sweet Briar College on fight to save school
Amherst County attorney stresses importance of founder’s will in fight to save Sweet Briar College
Sweet Briar’s miraculous turnaround at heart of two-part series on WMRA
Tennis – Vixens down Ferrum 8 to 1 Congratulations!
Interfaith conversation in Lynchburg looks at sex trafficking
Sweet Briar presenting concert version of ‘Spring Awakening’
Fight for old growth forests subject of Sweet Briar’s Waxter Forum
Musical program explores roots of bluegrass
Sweet Briar’s Forever Month signals strength
Almost a dozen Virginia colleges named ‘best value’ by Forbes
Sweet Briar among Forbes’ 300 best value colleges
FOR MORE SWEET BRIAR NEWS PLEASE VISIT
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?
College admissions shocker
May Day Queen Ellen Pratt from 1935
Sweet Briar Outdoor Program Calendar: http://oldweb.sbc.edu/outdoor-programs/trip-schedules
Submitted by Deirdre Conley
Submitted by Deirdre Conley
And telephone service was extended to 24 hours…..
Posted on Facebook by Elizabeth Frenzel Casalini
Posted on Facebook by Jane Dure
SUMMER AT SWEET BRIAR
Engineering Summer Course
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
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!
Surprise – the colleges that aren’t mostly white are mostly women
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
Jerome A. Gilbert – MU dedicated to retaining liberal arts tradition
New UVM dean says liberal arts need more love
The arts thrive only if we support them
Harvard’s president delivers a courageous speech – at West Point
Brooks College to offer new programs in the fall
When liberal arts meets real life
Teagle Grant to Strengthen Management and Liberal Arts Connection
A christian defense of the ‘useless liberal arts degrees”
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
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
Why we need STEM
Fathom dedicates July Dominican Republic voyage to STEM for students and teachers
Culture change required to promote gender equality in STEM
Student showcase offers behind the scenes look into STEM
Does Engineering education breed terrorists?
WOMEN IN STEM
Unlearning sexism in Montana
High school girls explore STEM career opportunities
UAE – where are the women in design engineering streams
ITT Technical Institute supports women in STEM as female enrollment grows
Women scientists are here – we need to be seen and heard
8 great women of science history
The 13 most important STEM colleges for women
Doctoral student keeps students interested in STEM
GE Hitachi hosts girls in technology summit at UNCW
Male peers must be better allies – the other half of the equation
New study finds that despite more women in science, we still perceive women to be incompatible with STEM fields
Want more girls in STEM? We need to start with babies
Girl scouts to code girls – learning about STEM
Hanks – More women, minorities needed for tech roles on screen
Chicago is hosting a national summit to support women in health entrepreneurship
Women in STEM careers – just do it
Culture change required to promote gender equality in STEM
Preference for dating smarter partners negatively affects women’s attitude towards STEM
Fewer women, large pay gap in STEM
There’s a beauty contest for women in tech called IT Princess
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
As a congress woman it’s my duty to help women in STEM
Report shows promise in STEM but gender imbalance remains
#stemHERstoryRU exposes Rutgers community to women in science, mathematics fields
Consult women on their own issues
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
Three privileges women in STEM enjoy
How women are rising above the male-dominated culture of health IT
Girls learn about opportunities in STEM
4 challenges women in science continue to face
For women in the STEM pipeline – it’s leaky and full of lead
Event and film screening spotlight black women in medicine
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
Masculine stereotype of STEM pushes women out of the field
Women sidelined from STEM economy
Nalini Joshi – How to give women in STEMM a fair chance to succeed
Training WISE women at Acadia, attacking science stereotypes
WiCipedia – The Solution Edition
6sense announces Al Patent, calls for decrease in STEM gender gap
How STEM education multiplies opportunities for female entrepreneurs
Women in science profile – Nancy Adelman Ph.D.
Women design the future at NJIT
Women working in the fields of STEM
#IAmAWomanInSTEM creates support for women at UK
Women who date intelligent men likely to hate math
Chase a dream – arts in higher education driven by student, community demand
Full STEAM ahead – seeking female presenters for girls only conference
STEAM – Coders in conjunction with NAACP Pasadena chapter hosts ‘Education and Opportunity’ reception
NAACP’s STEAM event scheduled for early June
Art and science combine in Taping Shape exhibit in Balboa Park
STEAM can help expand the future
Science, art academy encourages Langdon students to innovate
Scan source uses every items for iMAGINE Upstate games
The key to finding Australia’s future tech girls? Kindergarten art and music
As Graduation Matters evolves, a look at substance behind Montana data
Communications, arts, major emphasis of Collier schools’ strategic plan
2016 GFPS’ STEAM Exposition/Earth Day Event
Wesleyan students take physics lessons to the pool
Paving the way – College of Design program recruits underrepresented students
RCCC trustees discuss how to increase enrollment
Catering to the young ones – Uldaho Bound needs to live up to its recruitment name
Joke issue – career services announces cancellation of on-campus recruiting
UC schools harm local students by admitting so many from out of state, audit finds
Kansas State University aggressively recruiting undocumented students
What impact will Detroit Promise have on Schoolcraft?
COLLEGE FINANCES, GRANTS, ETC.
Needier Oregonians will get first chance at $72 million in college grants
Rowan president looks to help students get state tuition aid grants
No Washington colleges made list of schools doing the most for low-income students
How to compare your college financial aid awards letters
Making college more affordable for more Americans & improving college choice
Why is Illinois letting its public colleges suffer?
Tuition in Wonderland – higher education funding in Europe and the United States
Chicago State University faces closure over budget impasse
Money at small liberal arts colleges dwindling ( brief mentioning of Sweet Briar)
NSF grant to help students on STEM career path
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
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
More than professional development
Support the women of color opportunities act
Lee University recognizes students, faculty, and staff for International Women’s Day
American Woman 20/20
Women making history – Valerie Bassett, executive director of Women’s Fund of southeastern MA
DCU announces new women in leadership initiative
There’s good news for women when it comes to higher education
Facing stereotypes and double binds
Colleges nationwide are transforming to deal with a surge in sexual assault complaints
A salute to women in FIU history
Barriers & Bias’ report from the AAUW details 4 factors that explain the gender gap in leadership (but still don’t excuse it!)
Celebrating Marie Curie for history month
Louisiana has nation’s widest gap in pay for women
First women welder for SVHEC program
Women leaders gain ground in UK universities
One woman’s quest for higher education exposes Iran’s discrimination against Baha’is
Law school releases diversity reporthttp://yaledailynews.com/blog/2016/03/30/law-school-releases-diversity-report/
Syria Consortium should include undergraduateshttp://dailytrojan.com/2016/03/30/syria-consortium-include-undergraduates/
Best value colleges 2016 – the 300 schools worth the investment (Sweet Briar is #298)
Diversity in the workplace starts with diversity in higher education
A growing number of small liberal arts colleges are struggling to stay afloat in the aftermath of the Great Recession
Apple at 40 – privacy, software, and new frontiers are key challenges
Below is a collection on events that are happening around the country. For more information on events in particular around Sweet Briar please check
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
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.
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.
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.
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!