Vixen Watch for June 4, 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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It’s Reunion Weekend!!! Enjoy, have fun, and don’t forget….there’s still time to bid on some lovely items at the Sweet Briar Online Auction until 7:00 PM tonight.

This is a special issue.  You might want to call it the Dianne Hayes Doss issue.  She took hundreds of photos of Sweet Briar and shared them on Facebook. I have taken the liberty to include most the photos she took of the beautiful campus.  It would be a shame not to share this with those alumnae who are not on Facebook and won’t have the opportunity to visit Sweet Briar.  A great big ‘Holla, Holla’ and ‘Thank you’ to Dianne for sharing these beautiful photos.

At 10:30 this morning 49 classes are represented at Sweet Briar’s reunion with over 450 alumnae – Source Dianne Hayes Doss on Facebook

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THE SWEET BRIAR ONLINE AUCTION IS NOW OPEN FOR BIDDING AND WILL END ON JUNE 4TH AT 7:00PM. 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.

PLEASE CONTACT NORMA VALENTINE FOR MORE INFORMATION 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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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

Sweet Briar College names permanent VP for enrollment management
http://sbc.edu/news/sweet-briar-college-names-permanent-vp-of-enrollment-management/


Devon Horse Show and Country Fair welcomes Sweet Briar College as special guest
http://sbc.edu/news/devon-horse-show-and-country-fair-welcomes-sweet-briar-college-as-special-guest/


Meredith Newman 09 set to take over Vixen lacrosse program
http://sbc.edu/news/meredith-newman-09-set-to-take-over-vixen-lacrosse-program/


Nonprofit Quarterly applauds Sweet Briar College’s new bylaws and calls on others to follow
http://sbc.edu/news/nonprofit-quarterly-applauds-sweet-briar-colleges-new-bylaws-and-calls-on-others-to-follow/


Codifying governance lessons learned the hard way – Sweet Briar College’s new bylaws
https://nonprofitquarterly.org/2016/05/31/codifying-governance-lessons-learned-the-hard-way-sweet-briar-colleges-new-by-laws/


Sweet Briar College names vice president for enrollment management
http://www.virginiabusiness.com/companies/article/sweet-briar-college-names-vice-president-for-enrollment-management


Tax expert to present seminar on planned giving
http://sbc.edu/news/tax-expert-to-present-seminar-on-planned-giving/


Obituary – Patricia L. Barnett ’49
http://www.theitem.com/stories/patricia-l-barnett,269384


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!


In the week before Commencement, the Office of Alumnae Relations and Development hosted the annual Fancy Hat Brunch for graduating seniors at Hubbard House.  Several members of the Class of 2016 shared their thoughts about why Sweet Briar and our donors matter and also issued a special challenge to other members of the Sweet Briar community.
Please watch this message from the class of 2016 as part of the NEXT IS NOW campaign
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jUXggSDOO8w&feature=youtu.be
The class of 2016 has had 100% participation in donations and is challenging every class to do the same.
To make a gift, please visit sbc.edu/giving or contact us at (800) 381 – 6131 or alumnae@sbc.edu


The class of 1980 is urging everybody to support Sweet Briar during the month of June




Photos posted on Facebook by Christina Hoy



Posted on Facebook by Joan Dabney Clickner

SUBMITTED BY MEMBERS OF THE SWEET BRIAR COMMUNITY

Posted on Facebook by Norma Valentine who shared Lisa Leigh Bennett’s photos
At the DEVON HORSE SHOW

More than 100 alumnae and prospective students visited the event

Mary Pope Hutson and Kathy ‘KP’ Papadimitriou

Posted by Jane Dure on Facebook
Report from the Devon Horse Show and Country Fair:
More than 100 alumnae and prospective students from the region attended the show after receiving an invitation from Wayne W. Grafton, Chairman of the Devon Horse Show.
“Last fall we came here for an event and had a great weekend,” said Phillip Stone, President of Sweet Briar College. “Wayne told us about the Devon Horse Show and Country Fair and asked us if we would be interested in coming here for an event during the show. We knew the reputation of this event so we jumped at it. This is the first of what we hope will be an annual event.”
Grafton also knew the reputation of Sweet Briar College and had followed news of its closing and saving last summer. After hearing of the successful effort to save the school, he wanted to form a partnership.
“The Devon Horse Show is so grateful to be in a partnership with Sweet Briar College,” said Grafton. “After listening to what they have done, they inspired me to move forward with all of the improvements here. They are the stars.”
In its first year back, Sweet Briar College won the conference riding championship, continuing a reputation of having a superior riding program that the college has long enjoyed. “For generations, our students have been winning equestrian titles across America, and more than one third of our students ride,” said Mary Pope Hutson, Vice President of Alumni Relations and Development. “We are really fortunate to be here at Devon to launch a partnership with them.”

 

With President Philip Stone and Clair Dennison Griffith


Posted on Facebook by Diana Jordan Avery
This month’s issue of Virginia Business magazine


Posted on Facebook by Elizabeth ‘Lele’ Frenzel Casalini
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Posted on Facebook by Dianne Hayes Doss

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Posted on Facebook by Chantel Nicole

ALUMNAE ALLIANCE

alumnae alliance message a

alumnae alliance message b

alumnae alliance message c

LIBERAL ARTS

WIU BoT to act on elimination of four majors
http://www.mcdonoughvoice.com/article/20160602/NEWS/160609904


What future leaders need to learn in college –
What a liberal arts education gives you is growing more valuable, not less
http://fortune.com/2016/06/02/what-future-leaders-need-to-learn-in-college/


Liberal arts education shapes the whole person
http://www.timesunion.com/tuplus-opinion/article/Liberal-arts-education-shapes-the-whole-person-7951482.php


Liberal arts was the ideal christian, conservative education
http://www.kentucky.com/opinion/op-ed/article80400942.html


The Pete Simpson Forum – Can UW strike humanities – STEM balance? – Roth
http://www.wyofile.com/pete-simpson-forum-can-uw-strike-humanities-stem-balance-roth/


James F. Birge – A liberal arts education for the 21st century
http://www.berkshireeagle.com/columnists/ci_29961305/james-f-birge-liberal-arts-education-21st-century


Why I was wrong about liberal arts majors
http://blogs.wsj.com/experts/2016/06/01/why-i-was-wrong-about-liberal-arts-majors/


John Green admits that adulthood is terrible
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/john-green-kenyon-college_us_574ef263e4b02912b24151d9


Conference bring leaders together for the liberal arts
http://www.csbsju.edu/news/libartsconference2016


Powet sheet – June 2016
http://fortune.com/2016/06/02/power-sheet-june-2-2016/


Drawing lessons long after graduation
http://www.shanghaidaily.com/feature/Drawing-lessons-long-after-graduation/shdaily.shtml


How this women’s college got its first new academic building in 50 years
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/grade-point/wp/2016/06/03/how-this-womens-college-got-its-first-new-academic-building-in-50-years/


Liberal Arts makes a comeback (INDIA)
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/chennai/Liberal-Arts-makes-a-comeback/articleshow/52578680.cms


William Stimson – Democracy dangerous without education
http://www.spokesman.com/stories/2016/jun/04/william-stimson-democracy-dangerous-without-educat/

STEM

EOD sailors emphasize STEM during Fleet Week school visit
https://www.dvidshub.net/news/199418/eod-sailors-emphasize-stem-during-fleet-week-school-visit#.V1GbspErLIU


Australian government expands STEM school-business partnerships
http://www.zdnet.com/article/australian-government-expands-stem-school-business-partnerships/


Drilling home the importance of STEM education
http://www.bakersfield.com/bakersfield-life/2016/06/01/drilling-home-the-importance-of-stem-education.html


STEM program to teach teachers
http://www.tribtown.com/view/local_story/STEM-program-to-teach-teachers_1464911656
and
https://www.siliconrepublic.com/portfolio/accenture-teacher-internship-programme


What is STEM and why is it important
http://www.cbronline.com/news/verticals/the-boardroom/what-is-stem-and-why-is-it-important-4910485


Only 12% women in computer science – Uni’s gender divides exposed
http://www.yorkvision.co.uk/news/only-12-women-in-computer-science-unis-gender-divides-exposed/02/06/2016


Women in DATA science
http://www.predictiveanalyticsworld.com/patimes/women-in-data-science/7682/


Gottheimer outlines five point STEM education plan to close the skills gap
http://bergendispatch.com/articles/37757459/Gottheimer-Outlines-Five-Point-Stem-Education-Plan-To-Close-The-Skills-Gap.aspx
and
http://patch.com/new-jersey/wyckoff/gottheimer-pushes-greater-stem-based-education-programs-0


Report – Where’s the ‘computer science’ in STEM
https://thejournal.com/Articles/2016/05/31/Report-Wheres-the-Computer-Science-in-STEM.aspx

WOMEN IN STEM

The key to gender diversity is closer than we think
http://www.computerweekly.com/blog/WITsend/The-key-to-gender-diversity-is-closer-than-we-think


STEM encourage girls to pursue science and careers
https://www.newsghana.com.gh/stem-encourage-girls-to-pursue-science-and-careers/


Ilford girls promoting male dominated careers
http://www.ilfordrecorder.co.uk/news/ilford_girls_promoting_male_dominated_careers_1_4553603


IEEE president elect tackles the digital divide
http://www.lightreading.com/business-employment/women-in-comms/ieee-president-elect-tackles-the-digital-divide/a/d-id/723213


Building the STEM base for the greater good
http://www.afcea.org/content/?q=Article-building-stem-base-greater-good


Meet the woman who launched a new field of scientific study
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/frances-arnold-directed-evolution-millennium-technology-prize_us_57486774e4b055bb1171f2eb


Inspiring more women into IoT careers
http://www.iothub.com.au/news/inspiring-more-women-into-iot-careers-420277


The career diaries of two women in tech
http://www.computerweekly.com/blog/WITsend/The-career-diaries-of-two-women-in-tech

STEAM

The rising popularity of STEAM
http://www.wtvm.com/story/32087583/the-rising-popularity-of-steam


Planet3 signs Nevada schools for pilot this fall
http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/planet3-signs-nevada-schools-for-pilot-this-fall-300277401.html
and
https://thejournal.com/articles/2016/06/02/nevada-schools-to-pilot-new-game-based-steam-platform.aspx


Editorial – 10-year plan could be a great catalyst
http://www.news-sentinel.com/opinion/Editorial–10-year-plan-could-be-a-great-catalyst


Habitat for Humanity partners with education community on STEAM skills
http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20160602006284/en/Habitat-Humanity-Partners-Education-Community-STEAM-Skills


Short takes on Marshall University’s STEAM camp and Wheeling Nailers
http://www.wvgazettemail.com/daily-mail-editorials/20160604/short-takes-on-marshall-universitys-steam-camp-and-wheeling-nailers

STUDENT RECRUITMENT

Big Biz & Big Ed cash in on student visas
https://www.numbersusa.com/blog/big-biz-big-ed-cash-student-visas


Foreign student number on the rise – in New Zealand
http://www.nzherald.co.nz/bay-of-plenty-times/news/article.cfm?c_id=1503343&objectid=11648706


International agent use expanding
https://www.insidehighered.com/news/2016/06/02/survey-results-show-growth-controversial-practice-working-international-recruiting


Loyalist’s international flavours (Canada)
http://www.intelligencer.ca/2016/06/03/loyalists-international-flavour

COLLEGE FINANCES, GRANTS, ETC.

VVC receives $1.4 Million grant to improve student success in math
http://www.vvdailypress.com/news/20160528/vvc-receives-14-million-grant-to-improve-student-success-in-math


Five ways to pay for community college
http://www.usnews.com/education/community-colleges/articles/2016-06-02/5-ways-to-pay-for-community-college


Where to look for more college funding
http://nj1015.com/where-to-look-for-more-college-funding/


UVM’s new budget model has faculty on edge
http://vtdigger.org/2016/05/29/uvms-new-budget-model-has-faculty-on-edge/


Budget cuts affect SCSU students and faculty
http://www.universitychronicle.net/budget-cuts-affect-scsu-students-faculty/

WOMEN IN HIGHER EDUCATION

Education can end gender inequality (India)
http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/telangana/education-can-end-gender-inequality/article8670252.ece


Recession may have done lasting damage to women in workplace (Ireland)
http://www.irishtimes.com/business/work/recession-may-have-done-lasting-damage-to-women-in-workplace-1.2666258


Zimbabwe – Zim scoops top UNESCO award
http://allafrica.com/stories/201605310292.html


Women’s Sports Foundation  reports – Coaches of Women’s college sports space widespread gender bias – many fear speaking out
http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/womens-sports-foundation-report-coaches-of-womens-college-sports-face-widespread-gender-bias-many-fear-speaking-out-300277868.html
and
https://www.yahoo.com/news/womens-sports-foundation-report-coaches-womens-college-sports-150100690.html
and
http://www.usnews.com/news/articles/2016-06-02/gender-bias-abounds-among-womens-college-coaches


University of Essex hikes salaries for female professors to eliminate pay gap
https://www.timeshighereducation.com/news/university-of-essex-hikes-salaries-for-female-professors-to-eliminate-pay-gap
and
http://www.bbc.com/news/education-36444063


Global #Academy4Women commences at UNM  June 7
http://news.unm.edu/news/global-academy4women-commences-at-unm-june-7


Diversify the Presidency
https://www.insidehighered.com/news/2016/06/03/cal-state-nearly-doubles-number-presidencies-held-women


University gender gap emerging at age 13, Oxford study finds
https://www.timeshighereducation.com/news/university-gender-gap-emerging-age-13-oxford-study-finds


Black women are faring the best in the US education system, with lessons for other groups
http://www.independent.co.uk/voices/editorials/black-women-are-faring-the-best-in-the-us-education-system-with-lessons-for-other-groups-a7064196.html


At last, population rate is slowing down
http://www.thenews.com.pk/print/125113-At-last-population-rate-is-slowing-down

OTHER

Faculty propose curriculum changes
http://miscellanynews.org/2016/05/29/news/faculty-propose-curriculum-changes/


New overtime rule will hurt liberal arts grads
http://www.realclearmarkets.com/articles/2016/05/31/the_overtime_rule_will_hurt_liberal_arts_grads_102191.html


2016 Voice of Student survey reveals surprising discrepancies between traditional college rankings and actual campus experiences
http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/2016-voice-of-the-student-survey-reveals-surprising-discrepancies-between-traditional-college-rankings-and-actual-campus-experiences-300277626.html 


Liberal arts college on Long Island shuts down after 48 years
http://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/local/Liberal-Arts-College-on-Long-Island-Shuts-Down-After-48-Years-381517751.html


Dowling College delays shutdown, may be saved
http://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/local/Dowling-College-Long-Island-May-Avoid-Closure-Benefactor-381703261.html


Dowling College trustees, alumni trying to save school
http://www.newsday.com/long-island/education/dowling-college-alumni-trying-to-pay-down-school-s-debt-1.11872717 


Bills to help hungry, homeless college students pass California Assembly
http://www.mercurynews.com/education/ci_29975061/bills-help-hungry-homeless-college-students-pass-california


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/


JUNE 29

Wednesday, June 29 from 11:30 to 1:00 PM
Willow Oaks Country Club
6228 Forest Hill Avenue, Richmond, VA 23225
Tickets available at www.paypal.me

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