WELCOME TO ANOTHER EDITION OF VIXEN WATCH WHICH INCLUDES NEWS AND ARTICLES ON SWEET BRIAR COLLEGE, LIBERAL ARTS, STEM, STEAM, COLLEGE FINANCE, AND MORE.
THE SWEET BRIAR SILENT ONLINE AUCTION RAISED $44,031.11 THANK YOU TO EVERYONE INVOLVED, ESPECIALLY TO NORMA VALENTINE WHO SPEARHEADED THE PROJECT.
THE LATEST EDITION OF THE BRIAR WIRE IS OUT WHICH INCLUDES INFORMATION ON OUR ONGOING CAMPAIGN NEXT IS NOW, REUNION HIGHLIGHTS, SWEET BRIAR WORK WEEK UPDATES, SWEET BRIAR NEWS AND OTHER INTERESTING INFORMATION
WE ARE ABOUT $1.4 MILLION SHY OF REACHING OUR GOAL OR $10 MILLION BY JUNE 30 AS PART OF THE NEXT IS NOW CAMPAIGN. SO IF YOU HAVE BEEN PUTTING OFF YOUR ANNUAL GIFT TO SWEET BRIAR NOW WOULD BE A GREAT TIME TO DONATE.
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SWEET BRIAR NEWS
President Stone is giving an update on the state of the college:”We are alive and well”
Sweet Briar College hires national firm to assist in presidential search
Sweet Briar hires new VP for enrollment management
Addie Martin, longtime Sweet Briar employee passes away at 84
UVA’s young writers return to Sweet Briar College for fifth year
After eight decades, alumna’s thirst for learning remain unquenchable
Thomas honored as SBC first year athlete
Dave Matthews to release 1996 solo show (benefits Sweet Briar)
You can listen to a sample
Sweet Briar President talks ‘leading through crisis’ with area HR managers
Graduate teaching program at Sweet Briar boasts strong enrollment, happy alumnae
FOR MORE SWEET BRIAR NEWS PLEASE VISIT http://sbc.edu/news/
The next Sweet Weeks at Sweet Briar is August 1 through 19. Sign in sheets/participation forms will be posted soon.
You can also find more information on the different ways to volunteer for Sweet Briar.
SUBMITTED BY MEMBERS OF THE SWEET BRIAR COMMUNITY
Submitted by Lindsay Davis in a message to Vixen Watch
“…Sweet Briar college is working in conjunction with other local colleges and businesses to develop a 3D printed prosthetic hand for up to 29 local children (starting with 2) born without a hand. This article was written by Liberty University but SBC is mentioned [as] an important part of the project. Once the hand is delivered to the children SBC will do an article on it as well [in] the News and Advance.”
Kim Cool announced that her book has come from the printers and can now be purchased for $24.95 plus $5 shipping from The Bookstore or Kim Cool.
Send a check to
312 Shore Road
Venice, FL 34285
The book contains photos and quotations from alumnae, students, faculty, parents and friends who were involved in saving the historic women’s college It also contains
a brief history of the college and timeline. Soon you will also be able to purchase the book from Amazon.com and other sellers.
Posted on Facebook by Lola Bailey
Sad news – Mrs. Addie who worked at Protho has passed away
More sad news posted on Facebook by Wendy Hyland Warren
Augusta Elizabeth Saul Edwards Farrier ’39, mother of John Edwards passed away in Roanoke, VA
Submitted by Joan Dabney Clickner
New Sweet Briar video created for reunion weekend by Sam Kempf at Hoopla Media in Charlottesville.
Posted on Facebook by Elizabeth Snider Conner
Photos of this year’s reunion shared on Facebook by Sweet Briar College
Holla, holla, Class of 1967! We have until June 30 to increase participation for ALL classes… Who’s going to overcome this level of participation?
During Reunion Convocation this past Saturday, we announced many statistics about participation in giving to the Sweet Briar Fund so far this year. Congratulations to the Class of 1967, who have the highest participation level at 37.2%! Find out more about our Next is NOW special initiative at
http://oldweb.sbc.edu/alumdev/next-now or visitsbc.edu/gift to make a gift today.
How much is a college degree really worth
This picture tells a story
Colleges’ all too common corelessness
Removing creativity from curriculum harms development of creative thinking
No: Liberal arts education produces better citizens, more rewarding careers
Liberal arts majors have plenty of job prospect, if they have some specific skills, too
WOMEN IN STEM
Retired Starbucks president Howard Behar and Dr Lynn Behar are percolating girls and coding at UW Seattle.
Women in STEM – Changing the face of science
Getting girls excited about tech – Randi Zuckerberg hope to pique interest with DOT
Women in engineering – How universities can step in to help provide much needed skilled engineers
STEM gender gap narrows in China
Obstacles facing women of color in tech are steep, and surmountable
J&J forms partnership to bolster girls’ interest in STEM fields
Girl Power! Streep, Fey, Obama among those in video for United State of Women
Ford Motor Company sponsors summer engineering program scholarships for middle school girls
Why women aren’t applying for your jobs
WiC – Change starts with women, must include men
Diverse leadership can tackle biases of women in STEM
Restacking the deck – Gender discrepancies in academic STEM fields
MakerGirl steering girls toward sciences
Forbes 100 ‘Most Powerful Women’ – A credible window on gender equality?
Foreign workers for US on H-1B and L-1 visas to fill US STEM jobs
Society of Women Engineers empowers STEM women
For women in STEM anything is possible
Bringing programming and social change to girls
Event emphasizes importance of women in math, science fields
Executives say Women in STEM jobs help the bottom line
KellyOCG announces partnership with B-STEM project
Want to get more women in tech? Then stop sexualising them
Johnson&Johnson partners with leading organizations to advance education of young women and girls in science, technology, engineering, math, manufacturing, and design (STEM2D)
Mediaplanet announces their collaboration with NASA, STEMConnector, Million Women Mentors, Girls Who Code, and FIRST Robotics Unite to change the face of STEM in America
Middle school girls get STEM baptism
Women can build bridges and we can build rockets too
Girls go digital! Computer science camp leaves girls with renewed interest in STEM fields
Short takes on Marshall University’s STEAM camp and Wheeling Nailers
MakerBot opens first Asia Pacific innovation center at Hong Kong Politech University
DuPage tourism agency to unveil STEAM discovery tours
DuPage’s STEAM discovery tours
Fashion innovation group to government – Let’s partner on Internet of Things
Northfield students design sensory items for children with autism
Southern Miss STEAM program combines art with science
How companies profit off education at nonprofit schools
Community College of Philadelphia going residential to attract foreign students
Nonprofit colleges buy into for-profit recruitment strategies
Indian students recruited to WKU asked to leave after not meeting requirements
Central Mass colleges seek out-of-state students to fill enrollment gap
New system will help boost ISU’s recruiting efforts
COLLEGE FINANCES, GRANTS, ETC.
UW leader Ray Cross to seek 33% bump in student aid funding
UTC Cleveland State get nearly $250,000 in grants to improve students success
The good, the bad and the ugly in private college outcomes
How more students are cutting their college costs
WOMEN IN HIGHER EDUCATION
Doing better – NC’s highly-regarded women’s colleges deserve closer look
Op-ed: ‘War on women’ is built on misleading myths
Philanthropy celebrates 100 years of supporting the education of women
The ideal intro to finance for the aspirational young woman
Inspired by Malala, NGO visits villages for girl education awareness
Girls change the presidential conversation
It’s lazy to blame video games for young men’s educational failures
Universities should lead the fight for gender equality in business
RGU highlights women in academia with new publication
New study shows black women are among the most educated group in the United States
Worsening weight worries in women, study finds
Gender pay gap in Michigan wider than national average
University implements creative solution to the gender pay gap – paying women more
Which should I choose – my postdoc or my child?
How things have changed for female academics
Push for women in top jobs at universities
Attaining higher level of education can lengthen your lifespan
Asian American and Pacific Islander women in US economy
Isaacson, Miller places five women presidents at Cal State
Former female prisoners celebrate second chance with college degree
Interview – Soledad O’Brian sprinkles black girl magic & love with the Starfish Foundation
FARMING AND SUSTAINABILITY
Comment – What St. Catherine meant to us
Delaware Valley University looks to expand organic farming program
For profit education – 5 steps to improvement
Good news – Dowling College rescinds decision to close, negotiates deal to stay open
Small rural colleges grapple with their geography
The Obama administration is about to crack down on shady for-profit colleges – and possibly offer billions in debt relief for students
Our say – Here’s hoping changes won’t hurt St. John’s
Panic at the great books school?
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
to see the critically acclaimed
39 S El Molino Avenue,
Pasadena, California 91101
Reception at 6:00 p.m. prior to the play