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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