Vixen Watch for May 28, 2016

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

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SWEET BRIAR REUNION
PLEASE CLICK BELOW FOR THE SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
http://sbc.edu/reunion/schedule-of-events/

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THE SWEET BRIAR ONLINE AUCTION IS NOW OPEN FOR BIDDING.  PLEASE GO TO
https://www.32auctions.com/sbc
YOU CAN BID ON A VACATION, BEAUTY PRODUCTS, JEWELRY, ART WORK, BOOKS AND SO MUCH MORE.
THE ONLINE AUCTION WILL BENEFIT SWEET BRIAR’S EFFORT TO REACH THE FIRST INSTALLMENT OF THE $30 MILLION GOAL BY JUNE 30.

THE ORGANIZERS OF THE ONLINE AUCTION ARE STILL LOOKING FOR DONATIONS.
SO IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO DONATE ANYTHING – SERVICES, VACATION, JEWELRY, BEAUTY PRODUCT, BOOKS, ART WORK, ETC. PLEASE CONTACT NORMA VALENTINE AT
norma_v0@yahoo.com

 

ASIDE FROM THE ONLINE AUCTION YOU CAN ALSO HELP BY JUST DONATING ONLINE
https://www.officialpayments.com/pc_template_cobrand.jsp;jsessionid=kSZjs5F2u0fCv5mNwK3VfEty.worker01?body=pc_step2_amount_body.jsp

OR BY MAIL
SEND A CHECK TO:
SWEET BRIAR COLLEGE
DEVELOPMENT OFFICE
P.O.BOX 1057
SWEET BRIAR, VA 24595
AND DON’T FORGET TO CHECK WHETHER YOUR OR YOUR SPOUSE’S EMPLOYER WILL MATCH YOUR GIFT.

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PLEASE CHECK OUT THE MESSAGES IN THE ALUMNAE ALLIANCE SECTION

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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. 

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A GREAT BIG THANK YOU TO ALL THE ALUMNAE WHO HAVE TAKEN TIME OFF TO PARTICIPATE IN SWEET WEEKS AND ARE CURRENTLY WORKING VERY HARD TO SPRUCE UP THE CAMPUS.
YOU GUYS ROCK. HOLLA! HOLLA!

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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

How Sweet Briar was saved, what lessons are learned
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/rev-peter-e-bauer/how-sweet-briar-was-saved_b_10107470.html


Alumna baked sweets rank no.2 on national ‘best cookies’ list
http://sbc.edu/news/alumna-baked-sweets-rank-no-2-on-national-best-cookies-list/


Sweet Briar graduation photo goes surprisingly viral, seen by 1.2 million people
http://sbc.edu/news/sweet-briar-graduation-photo-goes-surprisingly-viral-seen-by-1-2-million-people/
and
http://wset.com/news/local/photo-of-sweet-briar-college-grad-goes-viral
and
http://wsls.com/2016/05/26/sweet-briar-grads-viral-photo-continues-to-inspire/


After life saving kidney donation, Sweet Briar graduate Meredith Haga now spreads the word
http://www.johnsoncitypress.com/Health-Care/2016/05/27/Meredith-Haga-only-alive-because-of-kidney-donation-now-she-spreads-the-word


Stone honored by Inns of Court
http://valawyersweekly.com/2016/05/25/stone-honored-by-inns-of-court/


Amherst County Chamber of Commerce honors Sweet Briar with 2016 Business Appreciation Award
http://sbc.edu/news/amherst-county-chamber-of-commerce-honors-sweet-briar-with-2016-business-appreciation-award/


College recruiters woo homeschool students as Virginia Homeschool Convention welcomes reps from 32 colleges and universities (Sweet Briar among them)
http://www.christiannewswire.com/news/8213577919.html


Redefining college ties – Alumnae devote money and talent to Sweet Briar’s revival
http://www.virginiabusiness.com/news/article/redefining-college-ties

FOR MORE SWEET BRIAR NEWS PLEASE VISIT

http://sbc.edu/news/

NEXT IS NOW CAMPAIGN

In an effort to help reach the goal of $10 Million by June 30, the first installment of $30 Million, Norma Valentine is spearheading an online auction which ends on June 4. All the proceeds will go to the NEXT IS NOW campaign. Please go to https://www.32auctions.com/sbc and just view the wonderful items that are up for auction.  Good Luck and Happy Bidding!

SUBMITTED BY MEMBERS OF THE SWEET BRIAR COMMUNITY

Posted by Molly Morris Flasche on Facebook
To succeed in business major in art history
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/stephanie-storey/to-succeed-in-business-ma_b_10117802.html


Posted on Facebook by Sweet Briar College
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Thanks for the amazing opportunity for collaboration, Google! Sweet Briar President Phillip Stone, vice president for alumnae relations and development Mary Pope Hutson ’83, and board member Leah Busque ’01 discussed advancing our computer science and engineering programs with this incredible team today.

ALUMNAE ALLIANCE

alumnae alliance message a

alumnae alliance message b

alumnae alliance message c

LIBERAL ARTS

No need to STEM liberal arts courses
http://www.journalgazette.net/opinion/columns/No-need-to-STEM-liberal-arts-courses-13219927


‘Envision 2030’ summit to convene
http://bismarcktribune.com/news/local/bismarck/envision-summit-to-convene/article_5d34dd3f-37c6-5619-80bb-c7a2f278a1a0.html


Liberal Arts declining or in a metamorphosis?  Survey reveals university leaders divided
https://www.goodcall.com/news/liberal-arts-declining-metamorphosis-survey-reveals-university-leaders-divided-07029


To write better code, read Virginia Woolf
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/05/22/opinion/sunday/to-write-software-read-novels.html?_r=0


Review – Fareed Zakaria defends liberal arts
http://www.charlestonscene.com/20160522/160529903/review-fareed-zakaria-defends-liberal-education


The big uneasy – what’s roiling the liberal arts campus?
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/whats-roiling-the-liberal-arts-campus_us_574455c2e4b00e09e89ff2a7


Liberal educator looking inward
https://www.insidehighered.com/news/2016/05/23/conference-u-chicago-poses-hard-questions-about-how-liberal-education-can-be-revived


The case for liberal arts education – how to quantify results
https://www.insidehighered.com/news/2016/05/23/conference-u-chicago-poses-hard-questions-about-how-liberal-education-can-be-revived


Champlain College touts benefits of interdisciplinary four-year general education program
Plato in Marketing class
https://www.insidehighered.com/news/2016/05/24/champlain-college-touts-benefits-interdisciplinary-four-year-general-education


Searching for the humanities
https://www.insidehighered.com/views/2016/05/27/humanities-professor-visits-colleges-his-daughter-essay


Top 5 US national university rankings 2016 – liberal arts
http://www.universityherald.com/articles/30937/20160527/top-5-national-university-rankings-2016-%E2%80%93-liberal-arts.htm


Is higher education headed for disaster?
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/frank-h-wu/is-higher-education-heade_b_10166996.html

STEM

Georgia Power engages 100,000 students in STEM learning
http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/georgia-power-engages-100000-students-in-stem-learning-300272994.html


Austin College receives grant for STEM scholarship program
http://heralddemocrat.com/news/local/austin-college-receives-grant-stem-scholarship-program


What does STEM mean to you?
http://www.snhu.edu/about-us/news-and-events/2016/05/what-does-stem-mean-for-you


30 colleges achieve STEM assures status (in UK)
https://www.fenews.co.uk/sector-news/thirty-colleges-achieve-stem-assured-status-12124


STEM grads harvesting careers in farming fields
http://www.fdlreporter.com/story/news/2016/05/26/stem-grads-harvesting-careers-farming-fields/84967916/


What does STEM mean to you?
http://www.snhu.edu/about-us/news-and-events/2016/05/what-does-stem-mean-for-you


Mercy College named a 2016 STEM jobs approved college
http://greenburgh.dailyvoice.com/schools/mercy-college-named-a-2016-stem-jobs-approved-college/662780/


Watch – Video from the 2016 STEM solution conference
http://www.usnews.com/news/stem-solutions/articles/2016-05-27/watch-video-from-the-2016-stem-solutions-conference

WOMEN IN STEM

5 things you didn’t know about Sally Ride – the first American woman in Space
http://www.bustle.com/articles/162791-5-things-you-didnt-know-about-sally-ride-the-first-american-woman-in-space


There’s a strategic reason why some women scientists look ‘frumpy’
http://qz.com/685657/theres-a-strategic-reason-why-some-women-scientists-look-frumpy/


Women scientist can compete and claim their due credit – IISC’s Prof HS Savithri
http://www.firstpost.com/living/women-scientists-can-compete-and-claim-their-due-credit-iiscs-prof-hs-savithri-2792656.html


10,000 girls explore science careers
http://learningenglish.voanews.com/a/ten-thousand-girls-explore-science-careers/3313075.html


This is the best major for every wannabe CEO
http://fortune.com/2016/05/22/women-stem/


Friendly reminder – The gender wage gap is also due to outright discrimination, according to new study
http://www.thefrisky.com/2016-05-22/friendly-reminder-the-gender-wage-gap-is-also-due-to-outright-discrimination-according-to-new-study/


How entrepreneurship drives this NASCAR champion
http://dcinno.streetwise.co/2016/05/23/nascr-driver-at-dc-vinetta-project-startup-pitch-competition/


Three ways the maker movement can be more includes of women and people of color
https://www.edsurge.com/news/2016-05-23-three-ways-the-maker-movement-can-be-more-inclusive-to-women-and-people-of-color


Tech’s problem is bias, not qualified candidates, report
http://www.eweek.com/it-management/techs-problem-is-bias-not-qualified-candidates-report.html


Lockheed Martin’s Lorraine Martin speaks at the Women in Industry forum in Abu Dhabi
http://www.arabianaerospace.aero/lockheed-martin-s-lorraine-martin-speaks-at-the-women-in-industry-forum-in-abu-dhabi.html


Getting STEM students hooked in early education
http://www.afcea.org/content/?q=Article-getting-stem-students-hooked-early-education


Tech’s relationship with young women needs re-engineering
http://www.alphr.com/business/1003539/tech-s-relationship-with-young-women-needs-re-engineering


Where are the girls?
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/Chevy-Humphrey-/where-are-the-girls_1_b_10115252.html


King University’s Tensor grant for women and mathematics gets a 50 percent increase
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/Chevy-Humphrey-/where-are-the-girls_1_b_10115252.html


Role models and flexible hours – 4 things a survey of 1,500 professionals taught us about getting women into tech
http://www.projectada.co.uk/role-models-flexible-hours-4-survey-1500-professionals-taught-women-tech/


Women in racing and STEM
http://www.wfyi.org/news/articles/women-in-racing-and-stem


Leading women in STEM gather to discuss challenges facing gender equality in the field
http://www.prweb.com/releases/2016/05/prweb13442493.htm


Boston homeless shelter empowering teenage girls through coding
http://www.wcvb.com/news/boston-homeless-shelter-empowering-teenage-girls-through-coding/39729646


To shatter the ceiling – on women in STEM
http://www.stanforddaily.com/2016/05/25/to-shatter-the-ceiling-on-women-in-stem/


How can schools better engage girls in STEM
http://www.educationdive.com/news/how-can-schools-better-engage-girls-in-stem/419835/


These innovators are making tech better for everyone
http://www.thefader.com/2016/05/26/tech-feminism-roundtable


UD’s Lerner college is getting serious about getting more women in STEM
http://technical.ly/delaware/2016/05/26/ud-lerner-college-women-stem/


Parity still far-off goal for women academics in STEM fields
http://www.news.cornell.edu/stories/2016/05/parity-still-far-goal-women-academics-stem-fields


OpEd – Underrepresented groups need hand up, not handout, in STEM education
http://www.usnews.com/news/articles/2016-05-26/op-ed-underrepresented-groups-need-hand-up-not-handout-in-stem-education


New STEM leader Martha McCabe wants to prioritize diversity
http://www.startlandnews.com/2016/05/new-stem-leader-martha-mccabe-prioritize-diversity/


Rose-Hulman sets record for female freshmen
http://www.indystar.com/story/news/education/2016/05/27/rose-hulman-record-women-steam-fields/84872916/

STEAM

Chicago State Transatlantic Agreement
http://chicagodefender.com/2016/05/23/chicago-state-trans-atlantic-agreement/


New STEAM program keeps it simple
http://www.educatoronline.com.au/news/new-steam-program-keeps-it-simple-216502.aspx


Architecture firm thinks outside the box to launch free app for students to discover their future careers
http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/architecture-firm-thinks-outside-the-box-to-launch-free-app-for-students-to-discover-their-future-careers-300273632.html


Box of Light
http://www.eriereader.com/article/box-of-light


STEM vs STEAM – How the sciences and arts are coming together to drive innovation
http://www.independent.co.uk/student/student-life/Studies/stem-vs-steam-how-the-sciences-and-arts-are-coming-together-to-drive-innovation-a7047936.html


Critical thinking, foundation for core learning in Sarasota
http://www.srqmagazine.com/srq-daily/2016-05-26/4080_Critical-Thinking–Foundation-for-Core-Learning-in-Sarasota


America’s cup and Bermuda – making history together – Sailing through STEAM
http://www.royalgazette.com/opinion/article/20160526/americas-cup-and-bermuda–making-history-together


Marshall College of Science and West Virginia Science Adventures program host STEAM summer camp for K-12
http://www.huntingtonnews.net/137173


Granting more help
http://www.thepaper24-7.com/Content/Home/Home/Article/Granting-more-help/-2/-2/57203

STUDENT RECRUITMENT

CVCC and making college more attainable
http://www.newsadvance.com/opinion/editorials/cvcc-and-making-college-more-attainable/article_1ba03cc6-1ec2-11e6-9923-dfd45af60043.html


U.S. Colleges’ bounty of foreign students thins
http://www.wsj.com/articles/u-s-colleges-bounty-of-foreign-students-thins-1464085091


Daniels – University needs to work on diverse recruiting
http://wlfi.com/2016/05/23/daniels-university-needs-to-work-on-diverse-recruiting/


Recruiting column – The top five difference makers
http://usatodayhss.com/2016/recruiting-column-the-top-5-difference-makers


Everest University employee says still problems exist after transition to nonprofit
http://www.abcactionnews.com/news/local-news/i-team-investigates/everest-university-employee-says-problems-still-exist-after-transition-to-nonprofit


USC releases student and faculty diversity numbers
https://news.usc.edu/101163/usc-releases-student-and-faculty-diversity-numbers/


Chinese student market – can the West weather a perfect storm?
https://www.timeshighereducation.com/features/chinese-student-market-can-the-west-weather-a-perfect-storm


Is your campus website turning off prospective students?
http://www.educationdive.com/news/is-your-campus-website-turning-off-prospective-students/419843/


Southern Miss, Xfinity link up in student recruitment game
http://msbusiness.com/2016/05/southern-miss-xfinity-link-up-in-student-recruitment-game/


100 Borno girls offered foreign scholarship in female university….50 to study medicine
http://www.nta.ng/news/education/20160527-100-borno-girls-offered-foreign-scholarship-in-female-university-%E2%80%8E-50-to-study-medicine/

COLLEGE FINANCES, GRANTS, ETC.

Lindsey offers free financial college planning workshops, matches students with well-suited colleges
http://iecn.com/lindsey-offers-free-financial-college-planning-workshops-matches-students-well-suited-colleges/


Skidmore gets $1 M+ for courses, art exhibits exploring diversity
http://www.campusreform.org/?ID=7625


NJ grant money can’t go to religious schools
http://www.courthousenews.com/2016/05/26/n-j-grant-money-cant-go-to-religious-schools.htm


Dowling College in financial trouble
http://www.newsday.com/long-island/suffolk/dowling-college-in-financial-trouble-1.11832344


Fitch affirms McDaniel College (MD) Revs at ‘BBB+’; outlook revised to negative
http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20160524006577/en/Fitch-Affirms-McDaniel-College-MD-Revs-BBB


Colby receives $1 M gift to fund environmental studies research and resident lectureship
http://www.colby.edu/news/2016/05/26/colby-receives_1m-to-fund-es-research-and-lectureship/


Vedica scholars programme for women partners with Agnes Scott College: announces Vedica scholarship of $20,000 per year for undergraduate students
http://www.thehindubusinessline.com/business-wire/vedica-scholars-programme-for-women-partners-with-agnes-scott-college-announces-vedica-scholarship-of-20000-per-year-for-undergraduate-students/article8640882.ece

WOMEN IN HIGHER EDUCATION

Where higher education is a tool for tackling poverty
http://www.universityworldnews.com/article.php?story=20160520213818221


Misee Harris – Campaign to speak for African American women
http://milwaukeecourieronline.com/index.php/2016/05/21/misee-harris-campaign-to-speak-for-african-american-women/


Women are better educated but screwed over as soon as they enter the workforce
http://www.businessinsider.com/glassdoor-economic-research-gender-inequality-at-work-vs-education-2016-5?r=UK&IR=T


Gender parity’s untapped economic potential
http://www.governing.com/blogs/view/gov-gender-parity-economic-development-potential.html


Too few women at the top
http://www.thenational.ae/uae/too-few-women-at-the-top-book-on-female-empowerment-in-gcc-paints-bleak-picture


Georgia women beat hardships, earn scholarships
http://www.myajc.com/news/news/local-education/local-group-helps-women-receive-degrees-after-life/nrR4x/
and
http://www.ajc.com/news/news/local-education/ga-women-overcome-adversity-to-earn-college-degree/nrSML/


Campus censorship is holding women back
http://www.spiked-online.com/newsite/article/campus-censorship-is-holding-women-back/18384#.V0iT2pErLIU


Don’t turn student recruitment into battle of sexes
http://www.theguardian.com/higher-education-network/2016/may/24/dont-turn-student-recruitment-into-a-battle-of-the-sexes


The wage gap, women & negotiation – A Q&A with Drexel’s Lynn Yeakel and Roberta Liebenberg
https://newsblog.drexel.edu/2016/05/25/the-wage-gap-women-negotiation-a-qa-with-drexels-lynn-yeakel-and-roberta-liebenberg/


A legacy of women leadership
http://www.monroviaweekly.com/opinion/columns/a-legacy-of-women-in-leadership/
and
http://www.templecitytribune.com/opinion/columns/a-legacy-of-women-in-leadership/


Education easiest route to progress
http://www.thenews.com.pk/print/122739-Education-easiest-route-to-progress


President urges women to seek education at all cost (Pakistan)
http://dailytimes.com.pk/pakistan/26-May-16/president-urges-women-to-seek-education-at-all-costs


New opportunity school for women welcomes next class
http://www.richmondregister.com/community/new-opportunity-school-for-women-to-welcome-next-class/article_735ead6e-2343-11e6-a0da-370dc9398bc1.html


Women in politics – college edition – the Ohio State University
http://www.msnbc.com/msnbc/women-politics-college-edition-the-ohio-state-university

AGRICULTURE AND SUSTAINABILITY

Edison to offer new agribusiness program this fall
http://www.earlybirdpaper.com/edison-offer-new-agribusiness-program-fall/


Capital Region farm, food court, college moving to ‘farm to table’ trend
http://cbs6albany.com/news/local/capital-region-farm-food-court-college-moving-to-farm-to-table-trend


Regional institutions struggle with sustainability of business model
http://www.educationdive.com/news/regional-institutions-struggle-with-sustainability-of-business-model/419670/

OTHER

Internet shaming could change how colleges handle sexual assault
http://www.newsweek.com/michael-hayes-kenyon-letter-sexual-assault-461704


Behind closed doors – How Harvard final clubs went from unrecognized to penalized
http://www.thecrimson.com/article/2016/5/26/behind-closed-doors-clubs/


Model United Nations team wins outstanding delegation
http://news.fullerton.edu/2016sp/Model-United-Nations.aspx


A sting and a sham college
https://www.insidehighered.com/news/2016/05/24/sting-operation-involving-sham-college-led-21-arrests


Regents raise concerns about growing deferred maintenance across the university system
http://helenair.com/news/state-and-regional/regents-raise-concerns-about-growing-deferred-maintenance-across-the-university/article_c3c9d495-f190-51c6-8282-bc6f10dbfc07.html


10 great colleges for adults returning to school
http://www.forbes.com/pictures/feki45egldm/10-great-colleges-for-ad/


NY senator says Dowling College on brink of closure
http://www.theeagle.com/news/nation/ny-senator-says-dowling-college-on-brink-of-closure/article_f8ac22b4-6c2e-52eb-a43d-bce11c24c3a6.html


Where Donald Trump stands on higher education – latest revealed by his advisors
https://www.goodcall.com/news/comprehensive-breakdown-donald-trump-campaigns-views-higher-education-07105


Do ‘retire and return’ staff help or hinder universities?
https://www.timeshighereducation.com/news/do-retire-and-return-staff-help-or-hinder-universities


Strong support for national higher education strike
https://socialistworker.co.uk/art/42817/Strong+support+for+national+Higher+Education+strike


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/


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.


 

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Vixen Watch for May 28, 2016

Vixen Watch for May 21, 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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AN IMPORTANT MESSAGE FROM TERESA TOMLINSON. PLEASE WATCH
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DCPPvzIidYg

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IN CASE YOU MISSED THE COMMENCEMENT LAST WEEK, YOU CAN NOW WATCH IT ON YOUTUBE.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qI0SaRdt3HY&feature=share

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A NEW EDITION OF THE BRIAR WIRE CAN NOW BE VIEWED AT 
http://oldweb.sbc.edu/sites/default/files/Alumnae/May%20Briar%20Wire%20for%20web.pdf

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THE SWEET BRIAR ONLINE AUCTION IS NOW OPEN FOR BIDDING.  PLEASE GO TO
WWW.SBC.EDU/AUCTION
YOU CAN BID ON A VACATION, BEAUTY PRODUCTS, JEWELRY, ART WORK, BOOKS AND SO MUCH MORE.
THE ONLINE AUCTION WILL BENEFIT SWEET BRIAR’S EFFORT TO REACH THE FIRST INSTALLMENT OF THE $30 MILLION GOAL BY JUNE 30.

THE ORGANIZERS OF THE ONLINE AUCTION ARE STILL LOOKING FOR DONATIONS.
SO IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO DONATE ANYTHING – SERVICES, VACATION, JEWELRY, BEAUTY PRODUCT, BOOKS, ART WORK, ETC. PLEASE CONTACT NORMA VALENTINE AT
norma_v0@yahoo.com

ASIDE FROM THE ONLINE AUCTION YOU CAN ALSO HELP BY JUST DONATING ONLINE
HTTPS://WWW.OFFICIALPAYMENTS.COM/PC_TEMPLATE_COBRAND.JSP;JSESSIONID=QZYVHEFMPPGK3K4HGFNQHL11.WORKER02?BODY=PC_STEP2_AMOUNT_BODY.JSP
OR BY MAIL
SEND A CHECK TO:
SWEET BRIAR COLLEGE
DEVELOPMENT OFFICE
P.O.BOX 1057
SWEET BRIAR, VA 24595
AND DON’T FORGET TO CHECK WHETHER YOUR OR YOUR SPOUSE’S EMPLOYER WILL MATCH YOUR GIFT.

AND ON THAT NOTE, A BIG HOLLA HOLLA TO THE CLASSES OF 2016 AND 2019 WHO HAD 100% (!) PARTICIPATION IN THE NEXT IS NOW CAMPAIGN

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THERE IS ANOTHER CHALLENGE FOR THE SWEET BRIAR FAMILY.  THIS TIME WE ARE CHALLENGED TO VOTE FOR SWEET BRIAR’S MASCOT, THE VIXEN.  IT IS VERY EASY.  JUST CLICK ON THE LINK BELOW AND THEN CHOOSE THE SWEET BRIAR VIXEN.  LET’S DO THIS, BECAUSE THERE’S NOTHING WE CAN’T DO. 
https://www.justrivals.com/rivalry/sports/sweet-briar-college-vixens-vs-brandeis-university-judges/29562

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PLEASE CHECK OUT THE MESSAGES IN THE ALUMNAE ALLIANCE SECTION

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REUNION IS JUST A FEW WEEKS AWAY.  SO IF YOU ARE PLANNING TO ATTEND  PLEASE HURRY AND REGISTER. REGISTRATION DEADLINE IS MAY 23.
FOR MORE INFORMATION GO TO  

HTTP://SBC.EDU/REUNION

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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. 

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A GREAT BIG THANK YOU TO ALL THE ALUMNAE WHO HAVE TAKEN TIME OFF TO PARTICIPATE IN SWEET WEEKS AND ARE CURRENTLY WORKING VERY HARD TO SPRUCE UP THE CAMPUS.
YOU GUYS ROCK. HOLLA! HOLLA!

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

SWEET BRIAR NEWS

Sweet Briar College holds 107th commencement ceremony
http://www.nbc29.com/story/31974962/sweet-briar-college-holds-107th-commencement-ceremony
and
http://wset.com/news/local/sweet-briar-celebrates-107th-commencement


Vixens for life – Sweet Briar graduates 82
http://www.richmond.com/news/virginia/article_b982c65e-972b-5ffd-a6c6-f36a26e9fabf.html


Sweet Briar class that almost wasn’t graduates 82
http://www.roanoke.com/news/education/higher_education/sweet-briar-class-that-almost-wasn-t-graduates/article_ca3aabf4-6766-5343-a18b-12980ec605ce.html


Liberty, Sweet Briar hold graduations
http://wina.com/news/064460-liberty-sweet-briar-hold-graduations/


Leah Busque 01 – Now we are all Founders
http://sbc.edu/news/leah-busque-01-now-we-are-all-founders/


All-College awards, faculty and staff honors announced at commencement
http://sbc.edu/news/all-college-awards-faculty-and-staff-honors-announced-at-commencement/


Publishing deadline turns up the summer heat for anthropology professor
http://sbc.edu/news/publishing-deadline-turns-up-the-summer-heat-for-anthropology-professor/


President Stone receives 2016 American Inns of Court award
http://sbc.edu/news/president-stone-receives-2016-american-inns-of-court-award/
and
http://www.virginiabusiness.com/companies/article/sweet-briar-president-to-receive-honor


’86 grad named master dance educator of the year by National Dance Society
http://sbc.edu/news/86-grad-named-master-dance-educator-of-the-year-by-national-dance-society/


Sweet Briar College names director of international students and study abroad
http://sbc.edu/news/sweet-briar-college-names-director-of-international-students-and-study-abroad/


Stop 16 on the Virginia Proud Weather Tour – Amherst County and Sweet Briar College
http://wsls.com/2016/05/19/stop-16-amherst-county/


Vermont College once led by Bernie Sander’s wife collapses (briefly mentions Sweet Briar)
http://finance.yahoo.com/news/burlington-college-closes-jane-sanders-212935597.html


Rising Junior Samantha Yew is VFIC/Altria leadership scholar
http://sbc.edu/news/rising-junior-samantha-yew-is-vficaltria-leadership-scholar/


We have boats but we don’t have oars
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/rev-peter-e-bauer/we-have-boats-but-we-dont_2_b_10055188.html


And one more time…..Rachel Platten at Sweet Briar
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4H3uoOoVaV0&feature=youtu.be
and
http://sbc.edu/news/video-shows-highlights-of-rachel-plattens-cheggmusic101-concert-at-sweet-briar/


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

NEXT IS NOW CAMPAIGN

In an effort to help reach the goal of $10 Million by June 30, the first installment of $30 Million, Norma Valentine is spearheading an online auction starting Tuesday,  May 17 and ending on June 4. All the proceeds will go to the NEXT IS NOW campaign. Please go to www.sbc.edu/auction and just view the wonderful items that are up for auction.  

A BIG HOLLA HOLLA TO THE CLASS OF 2019 WHO SHOWED 100% PARTICIPATION IN THE NEXT IS NOW CAMPAIGN.
I AM ASKING ALL THE OTHER CLASSES TO FOLLOW SUIT.
COME ON, VIXENS, WE CAN DO THIS.


AND A BIG HOLLA HOLLA TO THE CLASS OF 2016 WHO ALSO SHOWED 100% PARTICIPATION IN THE NEXT IS NOW CAMPAIGN.  
TO ALL THE OTHER CLASSES – IF THEY CAN DO IT SO CAN YOU. 

 

SUBMITTED BY MEMBERS OF THE SWEET BRIAR COMMUNITY

Posted on Facebook by Martha Fruehauf
In an unequal world women’s liberal arts colleges remain relevant
http://www.insightintodiversity.com/in-an-unequal-world-womens-liberal-arts-colleges-remain-relevant/

ALUMNAE ALLIANCE

 

alumnae alliance message a

alumnae alliance message b

alumnae alliance message c

 

LIBERAL ARTS

A liberal dose of publicity
http://www.journalgazette.net/opinion/columns/A-liberal-dose-of-publicity-13029171


Liberal arts education makes better citizens – Tharoor
http://indianexpress.com/article/cities/pune/liberal-arts-education-makes-better-citizens-tharoor-2806113/


Save the arts before impending doom
http://rockrivertimes.com/2016/05/18/save-the-arts-before-impending-doom/


20% of UTSA students are COLFA (College of Liberal and Fine Arts) majors 2016 preliminary census report finds
http://paisano-online.com/?news=20-utsa-students-colfa-majors-2016-preliminary-census-report-finds


Changing the world through humanities
https://www.studyinternational.com/news/changing-the-world-through-the-humanities


Why STEM majors should challenge themselves with a humanities course
http://www.purdueexponent.org/article_e3f17cf5-aa57-504a-82b2-e4baa0efdff6.html


Scholars consider how to save Liberal Arts
https://www.insidehighered.com/news/2016/05/20/scholars-consider-how-save-liberal-arts


The school that tests and heals
http://www.thehoya.com/the-school-that-tests-and-heals/


Liberal Arts colleges – An overlooked opportunity?
http://news.holycross.edu/blog/2016/05/19/liberal-arts-colleges-an-overlooked-opportunity/


Director of Donald Drumpf’s Campaign says he would legislate against liberal arts studies
http://www.educationworld.com/a_news/director-donald-trump%E2%80%99s-campaign-says-he-would-legislate-against-liberal-arts-studies


Liberal arts declining or in metamorphosis?  Survey reveals university leaders divided
https://www.goodcall.com/news/liberal-arts-declining-metamorphosis-survey-reveals-university-leaders-divided-07029


STEM

Higher ed partnerships critical to boost minority STEM participation
http://www.educationdive.com/news/higher-ed-partnerships-critical-to-boost-minority-stem-participation/418630/


STEM education – preparing for the future
http://www.khaleejtimes.com/nation/education/stem-education—preparing-for-the-future


UT Tyler official evaluates UTPB STEM academy
http://www.oaoa.com/news/education/utpb/article_c655800c-1d3e-11e6-a00d-dbe1446bc56b.html


Using apprenticeships to transform STEM industries
http://www.usnews.com/news/articles/2016-05-19/using-apprenticeships-to-transform-stem-industries


Building a Latino wave in STEM
http://www.usnews.com/news/articles/2016-05-19/building-a-latino-wave-in-stem


STEM learning in Lancaster County will get boost from national initiative
http://lancasteronline.com/insider/stem-learning-in-lancaster-county-will-get-boost-from-national/article_0365465c-1e8f-11e6-8a58-03fc93fe5337.html


New tech literacy assessment shows work to be done
http://www.usnews.com/news/stem-solutions/articles/2016-05-20/new-tech-literacy-assessment-shows-work-to-be-done

WOMEN IN STEM

Tapping passion to attract women to STEM fields
http://www.afcea.org/content/?q=Article-tapping-passions-attract-women-stem-fields


Physics and gender issues top Canada’s G7 science tour
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/physics-and-gender-issues-top-canadas-g7-science-tour/article30028617/


How career in STEM can close the wage gap for women
http://www.nydailynews.com/life-style/careers-stem-close-wage-gap-women-article-1.2636272


Wanted – More women in ICT
http://www.nationnews.com/nationnews/news/81008/-women-ict


The intersection between women in business and women in STEM ( and why we should join hands)
http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/cassandra-lee-yieng/women-in-stem_b_9821844.html


Shepherd University gets grant to continue STEM programs
http://www.heraldmailmedia.com/news/tri_state/west_virginia/shepherd-university-gets-grant-to-continue-stem-programs/article_ba326786-1bc2-11e6-8de5-3f1a022f5a01.html


2016 U.S. News/Raytheon STEM index shows uptick in hiring, education
http://www.usnews.com/news/articles/2016-05-17/the-new-stem-index-2016


The U.S. News/Raytheon STEM index shows America will have to depend on foreign workers to fill STEM jobs
http://www.usnews.com/info/blogs/press-room/articles/2016-05-17/the-us-news-raytheon-stem-index-shows-america-will-have-to-depend-on-foreign-workers-to-fill-stem-jobs


CCIS dean’s own path spurs drive to increase student opportunities
http://www.northeastern.edu/news/2016/05/ccis-deans-own-path-spurs-drive-to-increase-student-opportunities/


Eight grade girls have no idea they’re supposed to be bad at STEM
http://nymag.com/thecut/2016/05/girls-beat-boys-national-technology-test.html


Diversify your workforce – Leveraging the employer – college connection
http://nymag.com/thecut/2016/05/girls-beat-boys-national-technology-test.html


The 22 year old engineer making history on the world’s first solar powered flight
http://www.forbes.com/sites/ruchikatulshyan/2016/05/17/the-22-year-old-female-engineer-working-on-the-worlds-first-solar-powered-flight/#73d04736bb04


Hawaii’s women in technology program cultivates the next generation of STEM leaders
http://blogs.usda.gov/2016/05/17/hawaiis-women-in-technology-program-cultivates-the-next-generation-of-stem-leaders/


WISE women who change Wikipedia
https://news.uic.edu/wise-women-work-to-change-wikipedia


Seizing the start up moment for women
http://www.womensagenda.com.au/talking-about/opinions/item/7023-seizing-the-start-up-moment-for-women


Middle school girls are pretty good at STEM, so why are there so few women working in those fields?
http://www.marketwatch.com/story/middle-school-girls-are-pretty-good-at-stem-so-why-are-there-so-few-women-working-in-those-fields-2016-05-17
and
http://www.stocktranscript.com/middle-school-girls-are-pretty-good-at-stem-so-why-are-there-so-few-women-working-in-those-fields/85891/


Who’d want a career in science or engineering?
http://www.irishtimes.com/news/education/who-d-want-a-career-in-science-or-engineering-1.2650946


America still falls short on its STEM workforce
http://www.parentherald.com/articles/44278/20160518/america-still-falls-short-stem-workforce.htm


Girls outperform boys in test of tech – engineering literacy
http://abcnews.go.com/Technology/wireStory/girls-outperform-boys-test-tech-engineering-literacy-39176538
and
http://www.seattletimes.com/business/girls-outperform-boys-in-test-of-tech-engineering-literacy/
and
http://www.vox.com/2016/5/19/11691680/girls-outperformed-boys-8th-grade-stem-engineering-technology
and
http://www.glamour.com/story/girls-are-beating-boys-in-tech-and-engineering-at-school


The complex data of girls in STEM
http://www.theatlantic.com/education/archive/2016/05/data-girls-stem/483255/


DATA – Gates foundation grant could improve number crunching for women’s issues
http://www.bizjournals.com/bizwomen/news/latest-news/2016/05/data-gates-foundation-to-fund-big-data-collection.html


The innovation statement and manufacturing – what should the industry expect in 2016 and beyond?
http://www.manmonthly.com.au/features/the-innovation-statement-and-manufacturing-what-sh


West Sac teen inventor’s ‘seeing eye robot’ wins Marvel contest
http://www.kcra.com/news/west-sac-teen-inventors-seeing-eye-robot-wins-marvel-contest/39622020


Q&A – Leveling the playing field for women in tech
http://www.itproportal.com/2016/05/19/qa-leveling-the-playing-field-for-women-in-tech/


Creating on-ramp to academe
https://www.insidehighered.com/advice/2016/05/19/benefits-hiring-women-industry-government-or-private-research-stem-faculty-essay


UW women in STEM teaches students about real world science, engineering
http://www.laramieboomerang.com/news/local_news/uw-women-in-stem-teaches-students-about-real-world-science/article_3ccc09e6-1d7a-11e6-8f29-cf0966207389.html


Graduating a majority – females physics class
http://www.forbes.com/sites/mariaklawe/2016/05/19/graduating-a-majority-female-physics-class/#566fa51c6836


Here’s how to make STEM girl friendly
http://www.usnews.com/news/stem-solutions/articles/2016-05-19/heres-how-to-make-stem-girl-friendly


Females in STEM fields
http://news.mpbn.net/post/females-stem-fields#stream/0


Chin – Not just the numbers
http://thedartmouth.com/2016/05/20/chin-not-just-the-numbers/


Girls can’t code because, you know, boobs (and other myths)
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/girls-can-code-video_us_573ed549e4b00e09e89eb2e5


STEM diversity can rescue cybersecurity
http://www.usnews.com/news/articles/2016-05-20/stem-diversity-can-rescue-cybersecurity


Closing the gender gap in cybersecurity – 3 critical steps
http://www.darkreading.com/careers-and-people/closing-the-gender-gap-in-cybersecurity-3-critical-steps/a/d-id/1325610


Why is there a gender pay gap?

http://www.weeklystandard.com/why-is-there-a-gender-pay-gap/article/2002491


Female STEM Ph.D. holders earning 31% less than males, according to new report
https://www.goodcall.com/news/female-stem-ph-d-holders-earning-31-less-males-according-new-report-07021


Conference brings STEM careers to girls for a day – and hopefully more
http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/conference-brings-stem-careers-girls-day-and-hopefully-more

STEAM

Bravo to teen CERT program
http://www.jamestownsun.com/opinion/editorials/4032837-bravo-teen-cert-program


ADEC launches programming competition
http://gulfnews.com/news/uae/education/adec-launches-programming-competition-1.1828271


STEAM transforms Santa Rosa schools
http://www.pnj.com/story/news/2016/05/16/steam-transforms-santa-rosa-schools/84450584/


STEAM – Local educators celebrated for combining STEM, arts concept
http://www.benningtonbanner.com/ci_29905526/local-educators-celebrated-combining-stem-art-concepts


A whole new dimension – 3D printer clubs teach students about STEM, careers
http://www.wcpo.com/news/insider/a-whole-new-dimension-3-d-printer-clubs-teach-students-about-stem-careers


Dorsey students complete College Board pilot class
https://lasentinel.net/dorsey-students-complete-college-board-pilot-class.html


STEAM rather than STEM new engine in education – Vivid 2016
http://www.afr.com/news/special-reports/steam-rather-than-stem-new-engine-in-education-20160518-goybfv


Playing for the future – how video games are leading innovation
http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/jayson-hilchie/video-games-innovation_b_10045076.html

STUDENT RECRUITMENT

Mizzou battles enrollment decline following fall protests
http://www.midhudsonnews.com/News/2016/May/15/NYMA_alumiWeekend-15May16.htm


UMass has too many out-of-state students
https://www.boston.com/news/education/2016/05/19/report-umass-too-many-out-of-state-students


PCC develops better system for counting students
http://www.pratttribune.com/article/20160519/NEWS/160519281


UD announces diversity plan
http://www.delawareonline.com/story/news/education/2016/05/19/ud-announces-diversity-plan/84617192/


UD diversity plan calls for better recruitment, grad rates
http://delawarepublic.org/post/ud-diversity-plan-calls-better-recruitment-grad-rates#stream/0


California’s foreign student population explodes over decade
http://www.sacbee.com/site-services/databases/article78695267.html


Looking to change schools? These top universities take the most transfer student
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/grade-point/wp/2016/05/20/looking-to-change-schools-these-top-universities-take-the-most-transfer-students/

COLLEGE FINANCES, GRANTS, ETC.

Amherst College gets $1 Million Cooke Prize for admitting, supporting, and graduating outstanding low-income students
http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/amherst-college-gets-1-million-cooke-prize-for-admitting-supporting-and-graduating-outstanding-low-income-students-300268355.html


Pell grants for dual enrollment
http://www.politico.com/tipsheets/morning-education/2016/05/pell-grants-for-dual-enrollment-washington-states-chief-readies-criticism-for-court-college-costs-watch-amherst-receives-1-million-equity-prize-214316


College on sale – few pay full price to attend private college
http://www.forbes.com/sites/lucielapovsky/2016/05/16/college-on-sale-few-pay-full-price-to-attend-private-college/#13aaf1916449


Kirkland College to received $150,000 grant from College Spark
http://www.kirklandreporter.com/community/379668811.html


White House bets on college course grants for low income high schoolers
http://www.csmonitor.com/USA/Education/2016/0516/White-House-bets-on-college-course-grants-for-low-income-high-schoolers


College Bound receives $3.5 Million donation for more resources for Baltimore students
http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/education/bs-md-ci-college-board-donation-20160517-story.html


Pell Grant for dual enrollment?  Let the students decide
http://www.forbes.com/sites/prestoncooper2/2016/05/17/pell-grants-for-dual-enrollment-let-students-decide/#54d0f0172d93


Temple University is spending millions to get more students through college, but is there a cheaper way?
http://hechingerreport.org/temple-university-spending-millions-get-students-college-cheaper-way/


New NYMA owners pay off $16 million debt, invest in school upgrade
http://www.midhudsonnews.com/News/2016/May/15/NYMA_alumiWeekend-15May16.htm


Mayville State sees success with one day fundraising event
http://bismarcktribune.com/news/state-and-regional/mayville-state-sees-success-with-one-day-fundraising-event/article_7dd1995f-0b43-56f5-b669-cd7358135097.html


$25 million gift propels expansion of Dartmouth engineering
https://vtdigger.org/2016/05/17/180484/


Sheila Blair – The Drumpf campaign’s solution to student loan debt caters to the elite
http://fortune.com/2016/05/17/donald-trump-student-loans/


College tuition grant funding plan sent to Rauner
http://www.sj-r.com/article/20160519/NEWS/160519379

WOMEN IN HIGHER EDUCATION

A sisterhood’s 90 years of continuing education
http://www.sharonherald.com/community/a-sisterhood-s-years-of-continuing-education/article_a1f5af6c-282f-52eb-875c-dee2d76f1433.html


Lessons from 100 years of girls’ education
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/ahmedabad/Lessons-from-100-years-of-girls-education/articleshow/52283691.cms


Defending your ignorance of Wonder Woman
http://chronicle.com/article/Defending-Your-Ignorance-of/236493


Empowering girls for a lifetime
http://www.stltoday.com/news/opinion/empowering-girls-for-a-lifetime/article_e706e9b2-1b2d-5043-b200-daa11c141d7d.html


Going global – universities key to gender equality
http://thepienews.com/news/going-global-universities-key-to-gender-equality/


Nearly a third of women in academic medicine experience sexual harassment
http://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-womendoctors-harassment-bias-idUSKCN0Y82D2
and
http://www.foxnews.com/health/2016/05/17/nearly-third-women-in-academic-medicine-experience-sexual-harassment.html


Young women’s initiative – program for empowering women of color
http://www.blackstarnews.com/ny-watch/politics/young-womens-initiative-programs-for-empowering-women-of-color.html


Opinion – Grace Lockhart led the way for women at universities
http://thechronicleherald.ca/opinion/1365334-opinion-grace-lockhart-led-the-way-for-women-at-universities


Guest column – Women want equal pay, not lawsuits
http://theadvocate.com/news/opinion/15818237-126/guest-column-women-want-equal-pay-not-lawsuits


Sexual harassment compromises graduate students’ safety
http://theconversation.com/sexual-harassment-compromises-graduate-students-safety-58694


Gender equality in US jobs might not be as bad as you think
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-05-18/gender-equality-in-u-s-jobs-might-not-be-as-bad-as-you-think


Report – Education system ‘letting men down’, women 75% more likely to go to university
http://www.breitbart.com/tech/2016/05/18/girl-born-britain-75-likely-go-university-boy/


CV’s of failure in academia do not tell the whole story
https://www.timeshighereducation.com/comment/cvs-failure-academia-do-not-tell-whole-story


The true story behind Neighbors 2 [the movie] – How American sororities got their start
http://time.com/4328111/neighbors-2-sororities-history/


Neighbors 2 interview – Nicolas Stoller on college parties, writing female characters, sequels
http://www.geeksofdoom.com/2016/05/19/neighbors-2-interview-nicholas-stoller


Aside from culture, what determines whether a job is ‘male’ or ‘female’?
http://www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2016/05/gender-segregation/483488/


OTHER

Vintage photos of tree worship at Western College for Women
http://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/vintage-photos-of-tree-worship-at-western-college-for-women


Joe B. Whitehead – NC A&T’s future includes enrollment growth, STEM, realignment, diversity
http://www.greensboro.com/opinion/columns/joe-b-whitehead-n-c-a-t-s-future-includes/article_65bf5342-4bc3-5044-8283-78a1966607b4.html


Amid decline, U of Minnesota law school to admit fewer students
http://www.educationdive.com/news/amid-decline-u-of-minnesota-law-school-to-admit-fewer-students/419219/


Story with an interesting twist
Burlington College to shut down
https://www.insidehighered.com/quicktakes/2016/05/17/burlington-college-will-shut-down


Student developers expect $70 – $150K to start, but recruitment is broken – Devpost
http://www.zdnet.com/article/student-developers-expect-to-start-on-70-150k-but-recruitment-is-broken-says-devpost/


Brexit could impact enrollment of international students in UK universities
http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/brexit-could-impact-enrolment-international-students-uk-universities-1560539


Why let the facts get in the way of a good story?  Women will always be blamed for boys’ underachievement
https://www.tes.com/news/school-news/breaking-views/why-let-facts-get-way-a-good-story-women-will-always-be-blamed-boys


‘Envision 2030’summit to convene
http://bismarcktribune.com/news/local/bismarck/envision-summit-to-convene/article_5d34dd3f-37c6-5619-80bb-c7a2f278a1a0.html


China best in Asia for its college ‘system strength’
http://www.womenofchina.cn/womenofchina/html1/features/Spotlight/1605/1939-1.htm


For the poor in the Ivy League, a full ride isn’t always what they imagined.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/education/for-the-poor-in-the-ivy-league-a-full-ride-isnt-always-what-they-imagined/2016/05/16/5f89972a-114d-11e6-81b4-581a5c4c42df_story.html?wpisrc=nl_az_most


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 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/

MAY 21

Sweet Briar Club of New York City

MAY 27


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


Vixen Watch for May 21, 2016

Vixen Watch for May 14, 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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WATCH THE COMMENCEMENT TODAY AT 10:00 AM
http://sbc.edu/commencement/

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WE NEED ABOUT $4 MILLION TO REACH OUR GOAL BY JUNE 30, THE FIRST INSTALLMENT OF THE NEXT IS NOW CAMPAIGN OF $30 MILLION.

THERE ARE MANY WAYS YOU CAN HELP REACH THAT GOAL:
DONATE ONLINE
https://www.officialpayments.com/pc_template_cobrand.jsp;jsessionid=qzYvHEFMpPgK3K4hgFNqhl11.worker02?body=pc_step2_amount_body.jsp
DONATE BY MAIL
SEND A CHECK TO:
SWEET BRIAR COLLEGE
DEVELOPMENT OFFICE
P.O.BOX 1057
SWEET BRIAR, VA 24595
AND DON’T FORGET TO CHECK WHETHER YOUR OR YOUR SPOUSE’S EMPLOYER WILL MATCH YOUR GIFT.
OR…
HAVE SOME FUN AND BID ON THE ONLINE AUCTION WHICH WILL START ON FRIDAY, MAY 13 AND WILL RUN UNTIL JUNE 4 AND IS SPEARHEADED BY NORMA VALENTINE ’93.

https://a.pgtb.me/8KqwnD

NORMA IS CURRENTLY LOOKING FOR DONATIONS FOR THE ONLINE AUCTION.  IF YOU HAVE ANYTHING YOU WISH TO DONATE, PLEASE CONTACT NORMA AT

norma_v0@yahoo.com

ANYTHING WILL BE GREATLY APPRECIATED: ART WORK, SERVICES, VACATIONS, JEWELRY, BOOKS, COSMETICS, GIFTS…

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PLEASE CHECK OUT THE MESSAGES IN THE ALUMNAE ALLIANCE SECTION. 

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DON’T FORGET TO SCHEDULE FOR REUNION.  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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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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SWEET BRIAR NEWS

‘Fight Song’ singer performs at Sweet Briar
http://wset.com/news/local/fight-song-singer-performs-at-sweet-briar
and
http://www.nbc12.com/story/31919631/singer-rachel-platten-performs-at-sweet-briar-college
and
http://sbc.edu/news/rachel-platten-bonds-with-sweet-briar-women-over-song-that-kept-them-fighting/


Vixen Report – Rachel Platten rocks the (field) house at Sweet Briar College – written by Vanessa Finnegan ’17
http://sbc.edu/news/vixen-report-rachel-platten-rocks-the-field-house-at-sweet-briar-college/


A message from President Stone on the Athletic Department and Sweet Briar’s Courage
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U0-ztejaYgw&feature=youtu.be


Our view – Can one generation bind another? (Sweet Briar mentioned)
http://www.roanoke.com/opinion/editorials/our-view-can-one-generation-bind-another/article_168661fc-6e15-5892-b782-6d721b57d5d6.html?TNNoMobile


Best Women’s colleges 2016 (Sweet Briar is #30)
http://www.collegechoice.net/rankings/best-womens-colleges-2016/


College choice releases 2016 ranking of the 40 best women’s colleges in the United States
http://news.sys-con.com/node/3805727


New and returning professors to bolster Sweet Briar College faculty
http://sbc.edu/news/new-and-returning-professors-to-bolster-sweet-briar-college-faculty/


From the watery depths of Lower Lake to the center of the Milky Way, HSRP scholars delve deep into summer research
http://sbc.edu/news/from-the-watery-depths-of-lower-lake-to-the-center-of-the-milky-way-hsrp-scholars-delve-deep-into-summer-research/


Spring deposits for Sweet Briar College enrollment shy of goal
http://www.newsadvance.com/news/local/spring-deposits-for-sweet-briar-college-enrollment-shy-of-goal/article_5e3b18c5-0c62-5c01-b5c8-0a8459fda8eb.html


Other women’s colleges feel the SWEET BRIAR impact
http://www.dailyprogress.com/news/local/other-women-s-colleges-feel-the-sweet-briar-impact/article_9904ff6c-1977-11e6-b3c2-0f831b5e8184.html


Sweet Briar on the road to recovery
http://www.newsadvance.com/opinion/editorials/sweet-briar-on-the-road-to-recovery/article_87aa6802-187c-11e6-b9eb-e7463f2ba575.html


Sweet Briar inducts newest Phi Beta Kappa members
http://sbc.edu/news/sweet-briar-inducts-newest-phi-beta-kappa-members/
FOR MORE SWEET BRIAR NEWS PLEASE VISIT
http://sbc.edu/news/

Continue reading “Vixen Watch for May 14, 2016”

Vixen Watch for May 14, 2016

Vixen Watch for May 7, 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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A SPECIAL MESSAGE FROM PRESIDENT STONE:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VW0XlLDxeJo&feature=youtu.be

DEAR FRIENDS OF SWEET BRIAR COLLEGE,
WE HAVE COME SO FAR SAVING OUT ALMA MATER.  BUT WE ARE NOT QUITE THERE YET AND NEED TO FINISH OUR COMMITMENT TO KEEP SWEET BRIAR OPEN FOR MANY MORE YEARS TO COME.

WE NEED ABOUT $4 MILLION TO REACH OUR GOAL BY JUNE 30, THE FIRST INSTALLMENT OF THE NEXT IS NOW CAMPAIGN OF $30 MILLION.

THERE ARE MANY WAYS YOU CAN HELP REACH THAT GOAL:

DONATE ONLINE
https://www.officialpayments.com/pc_template_cobrand.jsp;jsessionid=qzYvHEFMpPgK3K4hgFNqhl11.worker02?body=pc_step2_amount_body.jsp

DONATE BY MAIL
SEND A CHECK TO:
SWEET BRIAR COLLEGE
DEVELOPMENT OFFICE
P.O.BOX 1057
SWEET BRIAR, VA 24595
AND DON’T FORGET TO CHECK WHETHER YOUR OR YOUR SPOUSE’S EMPLOYER WILL MATCH YOUR GIFT.

OR…
HAVE SOME FUN AND BID ON THE ONLINE AUCTION WHICH WILL START ON SATURDAY, JUNE 4TH AND IS SPEARHEADED BY NORMA VALENTINE ’93.

https://a.pgtb.me/8KqwnD

NORMA IS CURRENTLY LOOKING FOR DONATIONS FOR THE ONLINE AUCTION.  IF YOU HAVE ANYTHING YOU WISH TO DONATE, PLEASE CONTACT NORMA AT

norma_v0@yahoo.com

ANYTHING WILL BE GREATLY APPRECIATED: ART WORK, SERVICES, VACATIONS, JEWELRY, BOOKS, COSMETICS, GIFTS…

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DON’T FORGET TO SCHEDULE FOR REUNION.  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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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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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

President Stone sends an appeal to the friends of Sweet Briar College.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VW0XlLDxeJo&feature=youtu.be


Sweet Briar and Trinity – History will Right this Ship
Written by Sweet Briar alumna Amoret Jorgensen ’82 and Trinity alumnus Douglas Kim
https://commons.trincoll.edu/tripod/2016/05/03/sweet-briar-and-trinity-history-will-right-this-ship/


Sweet Briar inauguarl’s Founder’s Medal to be presented to Amherst County Attorney Ellen Bowyer
http://sbc.edu/news/sweet-briars-inaugural-founders-medal-to-be-presented-to-amherst-county-attorney-ellen-bowyer/


Girls on the Run passes the decade mark in enriching area youth
http://www.newsadvance.com/news/local/girls-on-the-run-passes-the-decade-mark-in-enriching/article_c3a5b6ca-1979-5a91-a3b4-bf50e045e8c6.html
and
http://www.wdbj7.com/content/news/Girls-on-the-Run-5K-race-kicks-off-at-Sweet-Briar-377759191.html


Sweet Briar College wins national contest, earning Rachel Platten visit
http://wsls.com/2016/05/03/sweet-briar-college-wins-national-contest-earning-rachel-platten-visit/


Vixen swim coach finishes strong at U.S. Masters Swimming Nationals
http://sbc.edu/news/vixen-swim-coach-finishes-strong-at-u-s-masters-swimming-nationals/


Sweet Briar riders honored at annual ceremony
http://sbc.edu/news/sweet-briar-college-riders-honored-at-annual-ceremony/


Sweet Briar’s incomplete recovery
Sweet Briar falls short on initial enrollment target but leaders remain optimistic
https://www.insidehighered.com/news/2016/05/05/sweet-briar-falls-short-initial-enrollment-target-leaders-remain-optimistic


An analysis by Jay Orsi in regards to the article above.  Please read the whole blog.  At the bottom is an update from Teresa Tomlinson.
http://www.unsolicited.guru/sweet-briar/sweet-briar-has-125-deposited-students-what-does-it-mean/

Another comment from Teresa Tomlinson on this subject which she posted on Facebook::
Jay Orsi – As always thanks for your interest in, and you continued coverage of, all things Sweet Briar. I did want to answer an important question that you posed: You and our other stakeholders have not heard our number of deposits, nor the size of our freshman class, because we have not announced those numbers and will not until July 1. While we appreciate the Chronicle of Higher Education, they jumped the gun a bit by reporting that particular number of deposits. We have received since then additional commitments and will continue to close the deal on students that are very much sought after by Sweet Briar and who are very interested in Sweet Briar. We will field an amazing freshman class in the fall and look to have a record setting number of transfers. We still do not have numbers on our International Students (who are not included in the numbers reported by the Chronicle and who may come in the fall or in January), but we will be reporting that information as it becomes available. As for our relationship with the media there are two things to remember: 1) they do not always get it right; and 2) they do not necessarily have an interest in telling the story as we see it based on our information. All of which is fine. However, they realize they publish and make assumptions at their own risk and if, indeed, the circumstances and conclusions drawn turn out to be different than they first reported, it affects their credibility. So, President Stone and do not spend time chasing down or shouting down media outlets that choose to publish selective information and draw conclusions with which we disagree. On the other hand, had the publication contained a flat falsehood or clear non-subjective error, the outlet would have heard from us. It takes many years and many miles to understand how to maintain a healthy relationship with the press. Fortunately, President Stone and I both have accumulated those. I hope this helps.


For promising young scientist a year of discovery leads to Research Experiences for Undergraduates internship at Arizona’s Biosphere 2http://sbc.edu/news/for-promising-young-scientist-a-year-of-discovery-leads-to-research-experiences-for-undergraduates-internship-at-arizonas-biosphere-2/



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

NEXT IS NOW CAMPAIGN

Seeking2

https://a.pgtb.me/8KqwnD

SUBMITTED BY MEMBERS OF THE SWEET BRIAR COMMUNITY

Posted on Facebook by Jane Dure ’82
5 things every woman should know about wine – an interview with Sweet Briar alumna Consuelo Martinez-Quattrocchi ’82
http://chicago-woman.com//food_drink/drinks/5-things-every-woman-should-know-about-wine-villa-gabriella-organic/


A great video on Sweet Briar’s Fight posted by Lili Leonard as part of her dissertation:
“Sweet Briar Dissertation Update!!! Please be gentle with me, this is all a work in progress. Here’s a link to a YouTube video I crafted for a class final. Hopefully you’ll start to see some of the factors I’ll be looking at as I continue down the long, winding dissertation road!”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-ic-UGlj0bI&feature=youtu.be 

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 ’93.  She is looking for volunteers to help.  So if you would like to help please let me know and I will forward the message.

alumnae alliance message a

alumnae alliance message b

alumnae alliance message c

alumnae alliance message d


LIBERAL ARTS

Revamping general education – reflections and recommendations
http://harvardpolitics.com/harvard/revamping_general_education/


Liberal arts focus strong at U.S. military academies
http://www.usnewsuniversitydirectory.com/articles/liberal-arts-focus-strong-at-us-military-academies_15560.aspx#.VytUjvkrLIU


Liberal arts schools responds to marketplace with entrepreneurial programs
https://mibiz.com/item/23588-liberal-arts-schools-respond-to-marketplace-with-entrepreneurial-programs


Film buff Malia Obama chooses Harvard – Score one for the liberal arts
http://time.com/money/4314148/malia-ann-obama-harvard-university/


Private colleges appear to be better deal
http://www.dispatch.com/content/stories/editorials/2016/05/03/1-private-colleges-appear-to-be-better-deal.html


Do students needs a business education in college for a career in business?
http://www.lamorindaweekly.com/archive/issue1005/Do-Students-Need-a-Business-Education-in-College-for-a-Career-in-Business.html


Liberal arts at war
https://www.insidehighered.com/views/2016/05/05/values-liberal-arts-and-enlightenment-are-under-attack-essay


Loss-making Hong Kong college rebrands as a liberal arts school after management shake-up
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/education-community/article/1941570/loss-making-hong-kong-college-rebrands-liberal


Don’t let success limit ambitions, Darrell tells chamber
http://www.messenger-inquirer.com/news/local/don-t-let-success-limit-ambitions-darrell-tells-chamber/article_19caa448-d8bb-5f12-bd15-73760dd8f035.html


College of Arts and Sciences to pilot groundbreaking curriculum changes
https://news.virginia.edu/content/college-arts-sciences-pilot-groundbreaking-curriculum-changes


Liberal arts help students pursue two passions
http://www.keene.edu/news/stories/detail/1462563017967/


Trump campaign shows why all Americans need a liberal arts education
http://www.newsworks.org/index.php/local/essayworks/93346-trump-campaign-shows-why-all-americans-need-a-liberal-arts-education

STEM

Engaging young scientists
http://www.toledoblade.com/Sponsored-Content/2016/05/03/Engaging-young-scientists.html


Study – Shortage of STEM workers costing Tennessee jobs
http://wmot.org/post/study-shortage-stem-workers-costing-tennessee-jobs#stream/0


Space Foundation receives grant from Harris Corporation for STEM education program in Brevard County
http://www.satprnews.com/2016/05/04/space-foundation-receives-grant-from-harris-corporation-for-stem-education-program-in-brevard-county/


STEM – Inspiring young minds to embrace what is all around them
http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2016/05/04/stem-inspiring-young-minds-to-embrace-what-is-all-around-them.html


To generate lasting interest in STEM fields, we’ll need more than robots
http://michiganradio.org/post/generate-lasting-interest-stem-fields-well-need-more-robots#stream/0


Georgia Tech’s Gary May – Striving for racial parity in STEM
http://www.usnews.com/news/stem-solutions/articles/2016-05-05/georgia-techs-gary-may-seeking-racial-parity-in-stem


WOMEN IN STEM

George Whythe senior finds STEM success
http://www.swvatoday.com/news/article_25784246-0e4d-11e6-b58a-23d0805937f4.html


Grant would address gender inequity in STEM
http://www.laramieboomerang.com/news/local_news/grant-would-address-gender-inequity-in-stem/article_881a53d0-0f56-11e6-8d1f-af80895d0ee4.html


Five steps men can take today to address the lack of women in STEM
http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/annemarie-imafidon/women-in-stem_b_9779482.html


Alumna startup aims to empower women
http://www.nyunews.com/2016/05/02/alumna-startup-aims-to-empower-women/


Two faculty members selected to attend women in higher education leadership institutes
https://frontpage.gcsu.edu/announcement/two-faculty-members-selected-attend-women-higher-education-leadership-institutes


Tech savvy STEM event brings girls to Gaylord from around Michigan
http://www.petoskeynews.com/gaylord/tech-savvy-stem-event-brings-girls-to-gaylord-from-around/article_bde0c43a-1083-11e6-b236-6bdca5aad84a.html


Snap-chat works to bring low income women into tech
http://www.csmonitor.com/Technology/2016/0502/Snapchat-works-to-bring-low-income-women-into-tech


Women break the mold
http://wotv4women.com/2016/05/02/women-break-the-mold/


Local educators agree – Female teachers impact young women’s interest in STEM
http://www.post-journal.com/page/content.detail/id/691633.html


Futurestep Survey – Executives believe Women in STEM Roles helps the bottom line
http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20160503005524/en/Futurestep-Survey-Executives-Women-STEM-Roles-Helps


How an Austin VC firm founder want to solve the STEM jobs crisis
http://www.bizjournals.com/austin/news/2016/05/03/austin-vc-firm-founder-wants-to-solve-stem-crisis.html


Women in science – Where does the issue STEM from?
http://www.varsity.co.uk/science/10184


Head Stemette – “We could be missing out on the next Marie Curie”
https://www.siliconrepublic.com/portfolio/2016/05/04/aol-makers-head-stemette-anne-marie-imafidon


Meet the women leading the clean energy revolution
http://energy.gov/articles/meet-women-leading-clean-energy-revolution


Women empowering women to enter STEM fields
http://www.theloquitur.com/women-empowering-women-to-enter-stem-fields/#.Vyz-qvkrLIU


Sponsored content – Where are the women in engineering?
https://www.theengineer.co.uk/sponsored-content-where-are-the-women-in-engineering/


5 amazing lessons from famous women in tech
http://thenextweb.com/insider/2016/05/06/5-lessons-girls-can-learn-famous-women-technology/#gref


Chief encounters – we need more women to study science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

http://thirdforcenews.org.uk/features/chief-encounters-we-need-more-women-to-study-science-technology-engineering


Meet the young women Marvel thinks will save the world
https://www.entrepreneur.com/article/275344
and
http://www.foxnews.com/us/2016/05/06/meet-young-women-marvel-thinks-will-save-world.html


I belong here – 3 ways to attract more women to STEM
https://www.entrepreneur.com/article/272966


Stop bias and start change in STEM
http://thehill.com/blogs/congress-blog/education/278853-stop-bias-and-start-change-in-stem


Quinn – The daughters of tech pioneers should go their own way
http://www.mercurynews.com/michelle-quinn/ci_29860278/quinn-daughters-tech-pioneers-should-go-their-own

STEAM

Study – Summer camps provide long term benefits
http://www.goupstate.com/article/20160430/articles/160439994


Girls show by example and exploration that they rule
http://registerguard.com/rg/news/local/34323652-75/girls-show-by-example-and-exploration-that-they-rule.html.csp


Forward thinking education
http://www.sunstar.com.ph/cebu/lifestyle/2016/05/02/forward-thinking-education-471097


Arts fuel tech creativity in children
http://learningenglish.voanews.com/content/article/3307102.html


Remake learning days – 300+ events showcasing Pittsburgh’s innovation in education
http://www.nextpittsburgh.com/events/remake-learning-days-showcases-local-innovative-education-movement-300-events-around-pittsburgh/


South Fayette Middle School a high tech hub
http://triblive.com/news/neighborhoods/carlynton/10385699-74/learning-digital-fayette


Taking education to the next level
http://wotv4women.com/2016/05/03/taking-education-to-the-next-level/


LV AC World Series – Experience AC Endeavor Youth Day
http://www.sail-world.com/USA/LV-AC-World-Series—Experience-AC-Endeavour-Youth-Day/144264


Facility won’t be UFO, just a great place to learn
http://www.thisweeknews.com/content/stories/westerville/news/2016/05/03/otterbein-steam-center-facility-wont-be-a-ufo-just-great-place-to-learn.html


Project Poseidon 100-day under sea expedition names crew
http://www.spaceref.com/news/viewpr.html?pid=48595


The case for art in tech – Kleiner Perkin’s John Maeda on ‘breaking free from the tree’
http://www.geekwire.com/2016/case-art-technology-kleiner-perkins-john-maeda-breaking-free-tree/


Video game design the focus of STEAM camps for kids by emPowerU
http://www.clintoncountyleader.com/news/article_282ef098-12da-11e6-9aa9-0fe1f4686fc6.html


Vivid’s STEAM and STEM ideas stream
http://www.itwire.com/it-industry-news/strategy/72706-vivid%E2%80%99s-stem-steam-ideas-stream.html

STUDENT RECRUITMENT

Affordability is best selling point
http://www.dispatch.com/content/stories/editorials/2016/05/01/1-affordability-is-best-selling-point.html


Liberal arts schools respond to marketplace with entrepreneurial programs
https://mibiz.com/item/23588-liberal-arts-schools-respond-to-marketplace-with-entrepreneurial-programs


Welcoming trailblazers from afar
http://www.theonlinebeacon.com/welcoming-trailblazers-from-afar/


Stanford study may change big time college recruiting strategies
http://www.forbes.com/sites/rogergroves/2016/05/03/stanford-study-may-change-big-time-college-recruiting-strategies/2/#6a0a796b1706


British universities lose grip on world university rankings ‘because they are forced to focus on diversity’
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/education/2016/05/04/british-universities-lose-grip-on-world-university-rankings-beca/


Campus diversity predicted to reach new high with incoming students
http://marquettewire.org/3950312/tribune/tribune-news/diversity-on-campus-continues-to-grow-reaching-new-high-of-29-percent/


Students hope for more campus diversity
http://theonlinecurrent.com/students-hope-for-more-campus-diversity/


To keep pace with tech, law school seeks STEM students
http://www.thecrimson.com/article/2016/5/6/HLS-admissions-STEM-recruiting/


Matthew Robert Lambert – JCC must recruit minority students, faculty
http://www.watertowndailytimes.com/opinion03/matthew-robert-lambert-jcc-must-recruit-minority-students-faculty-20160506


As physician shortage approaches, medical school expands
https://www.insidehighered.com/quicktakes/2016/05/06/physician-shortage-approaches-medical-schools-expand


College recruiting  revolution is underway
http://www.recruitingtrends.com/REC/view/story.jhtml?id=534360642&


French business school opens Lafayette office to recruit students from throughout the Americas
http://theadvocate.com/news/15710407-106/french-business-school-opens-lafayette-office-to-recruit-students-from-throughout-the-americas


UT sets goal for increasing its diversity
http://www.toledoblade.com/Education/2016/05/07/UT-sets-goals-for-increasing-its-diversity.html

COLLEGE FINANCES, GRANTS, ETC.

St. Clair College battling projected budget shortfall
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/windsor/windsor-st-clair-college-deficit-1.3565021


Tuition for liberal arts and engineering students at Johns Hopkins University will go up 3.5 percent this fall
http://www.dailyjournal.net/view/story/4dc42a29316f47c58908693814f0d454/MD–Johns-Hopkins-Tuition


How to reap the financial benefits of your degree
http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865653348/How-to-reap-the-financial-benefits-of-your-degree.html?pg=all

WOMEN IN HIGHER EDUCATION

Prediction – No commencement speaker will mention this – ‘the huge gender college degree gap’ favoring women
https://www.aei.org/publication/prediction-no-commencement-speaker-will-mention-this-the-huge-gender-college-degree-gap-favoring-women/


Washington people – Lori White
https://source.wustl.edu/2016/05/washington-people-lori-white/


Academia is quietly and systematically keeping its women from succeeding
http://qz.com/670647/academia-is-quietly-and-systematically-keeping-its-women-from-succeeding/


Gender disparity in higher education
http://www.dailyexcelsior.com/gender-disparity-in-higher-education/


Report finds working women still in the 1970’s in Vermont
http://vtdigger.org/2016/05/01/report-finds-working-women-still-in-the-1970s-in-vermont/


Mooradian – Women are still lagging behind – but making strides
http://www.stcatharinesstandard.ca/2016/05/02/mooradian-women-are-still-lagging-behind–but-making-strides


Bluefield College seeking women for program
http://www.register-herald.com/news/bluefield-college-seeking-women-for-program/article_0de9d45d-eba9-5952-b7b0-79bb8ded748f.html


How educated women increase income inequality
http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1940699/how-educated-women-increase-income-inequality


While quantity of research is the name of the game, women are left on the sidelines
http://www.theguardian.com/higher-education-network/2016/may/03/while-quantity-of-research-is-the-name-of-the-game-women-are-left-on-the-sidelines


Social enterprises should champion equal pay
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/kristen-tyrrell/social-enterprises-should_1_b_9789408.html


These high school girls have something to cheer about
http://www.kpbs.org/news/2016/may/03/these-high-school-girls-have-something-to-cheer/


Femals college graduates begin careers with pay gap
http://www.tennessean.com/story/money/2016/05/05/female-college-graduates-begin-careers-pay-gap/83983372/

COLLEGE, UNIVERSITY SUSTAINABILITY

Penn State Transportation Services debuts student-designed vehicle wraps
http://news.psu.edu/story/408071/2016/05/03/academics/penn-state-transportation-services-debuts-student-designed-vehicle


Cornell faculty to expand sustainability conversation
http://www.news.cornell.edu/stories/2016/05/cornell-faculty-expand-sustainability-conversation


Colby College solar project to be among biggest in state
http://www.centralmaine.com/2016/05/04/colby-college-solar-project-to-be-among-biggest-in-the-state/


Wells College joins new climate commitment
http://www.lansingstar.com/around-town/12642-wells-college-joins-new-climate-commitment

OTHER

British universities reach out to new minority – poor white males
http://hechingerreport.org/british-universities-reach-new-minority-poor-white-males/


Student blog – Diversifying academic hiring helps minority students
https://www.timeshighereducation.com/student/advice/student-blog-diversifying-academic-hiring-helps-minority-students


Sabliere Leaders charge admins with ignoring female clubs
http://www.thecrimson.com/article/2016/5/5/female-club-criticizes-administrators/


MJF faces study abroad overload
http://miamistudent.net/?p=17016920


SUNY could hike tuition for some out of state students
http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2016/may/6/suny-could-hike-tuition-for-some-out-of-state-stud/


The social innovation initiative
http://www.wlu.edu/tradition-of-innovation?feature=true&id=x15530


Harvard to sanction final clubs, Greek organizations
www.thecrimson.com/article/2016/5/6/college-sanctions-clubs-greeklife/


History matters – University of Delaware’s Women’s College Warner Hall now and then
http://delawarepublic.org/post/history-matters-university-delawares-womens-college-warner-hall-then-and-now#stream/0


Milwaukee history – A college for women
http://delawarepublic.org/post/history-matters-university-delawares-womens-college-warner-hall-then-and-now#stream/0

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/

MAY 21

Sweet Briar Club of New York City

MAY 27


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/

Vixen Watch for May 7, 2016