WELCOME TO ANOTHER EDITION OF VIXEN WATCH WHICH INCLUDES NEWS AND ARTICLES ON SWEET BRIAR COLLEGE, LIBERAL ARTS, STEM, STEAM, COLLEGE FINANCE, AND MORE.
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
THE SWEET BRIAR ONLINE AUCTION IS NOW OPEN FOR BIDDING AND WILL END ON JUNE 4TH AT 7:00PM. PLEASE GO TO
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
OR BY MAIL
SEND A CHECK TO:
SWEET BRIAR COLLEGE
SWEET BRIAR, VA 24595
AND DON’T FORGET TO CHECK WHETHER YOUR OR YOUR SPOUSE’S EMPLOYER WILL MATCH YOUR GIFT.
PLEASE CHECK OUT THE MESSAGES IN THE ALUMNAE ALLIANCE SECTION.
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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SWEET BRIAR NEWS
Sweet Briar College names permanent VP for enrollment management
Devon Horse Show and Country Fair welcomes Sweet Briar College as special guest
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
Codifying governance lessons learned the hard way – Sweet Briar College’s new bylaws
Sweet Briar College names vice president for enrollment management
Tax expert to present seminar on planned giving
Obituary – Patricia L. Barnett ’49
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
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 email@example.com
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
Posted on Facebook by Dianne Hayes Doss
Posted on Facebook by Chantel Nicole
WIU BoT to act on elimination of four majors
What future leaders need to learn in college –
What a liberal arts education gives you is growing more valuable, not less
Liberal arts education shapes the whole person
Liberal arts was the ideal christian, conservative education
The Pete Simpson Forum – Can UW strike humanities – STEM balance? – Roth
James F. Birge – A liberal arts education for the 21st century
Why I was wrong about liberal arts majors
John Green admits that adulthood is terrible
Conference bring leaders together for the liberal arts
Powet sheet – June 2016
Drawing lessons long after graduation
How this women’s college got its first new academic building in 50 years
Liberal Arts makes a comeback (INDIA)
William Stimson – Democracy dangerous without education
EOD sailors emphasize STEM during Fleet Week school visit
Australian government expands STEM school-business partnerships
Drilling home the importance of STEM education
What is STEM and why is it important
Only 12% women in computer science – Uni’s gender divides exposed
Women in DATA science
Gottheimer outlines five point STEM education plan to close the skills gap
Report – Where’s the ‘computer science’ in STEM
WOMEN IN STEM
The key to gender diversity is closer than we think
STEM encourage girls to pursue science and careers
Ilford girls promoting male dominated careers
IEEE president elect tackles the digital divide
Building the STEM base for the greater good
Meet the woman who launched a new field of scientific study
Inspiring more women into IoT careers
The career diaries of two women in tech
The rising popularity of STEAM
Planet3 signs Nevada schools for pilot this fall
Editorial – 10-year plan could be a great catalyst
Habitat for Humanity partners with education community on STEAM skills
Short takes on Marshall University’s STEAM camp and Wheeling Nailers
Big Biz & Big Ed cash in on student visas
Foreign student number on the rise – in New Zealand
International agent use expanding
Loyalist’s international flavours (Canada)
COLLEGE FINANCES, GRANTS, ETC.
VVC receives $1.4 Million grant to improve student success in math
Five ways to pay for community college
Where to look for more college funding
UVM’s new budget model has faculty on edge
Budget cuts affect SCSU students and faculty
WOMEN IN HIGHER EDUCATION
Education can end gender inequality (India)
Recession may have done lasting damage to women in workplace (Ireland)
Zimbabwe – Zim scoops top UNESCO award
Women’s Sports Foundation reports – Coaches of Women’s college sports space widespread gender bias – many fear speaking out
University of Essex hikes salaries for female professors to eliminate pay gap
Global #Academy4Women commences at UNM June 7
University gender gap emerging at age 13, Oxford study finds
Black women are faring the best in the US education system, with lessons for other groups
At last, population rate is slowing down
Faculty propose curriculum changes
New overtime rule will hurt liberal arts grads
2016 Voice of Student survey reveals surprising discrepancies between traditional college rankings and actual campus experiences
Liberal arts college on Long Island shuts down after 48 years
Dowling College delays shutdown, may be saved
Dowling College trustees, alumni trying to save school
Bills to help hungry, homeless college students pass California Assembly
Below is a collection on events that are happening around the country. For more information on events in particular around Sweet Briar please check
April 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
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