VIXEN WATCH FOR JUNE 11, 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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THE SWEET BRIAR SILENT ONLINE AUCTION RAISED $44,031.11   THANK YOU TO EVERYONE INVOLVED, ESPECIALLY TO NORMA VALENTINE WHO SPEARHEADED THE PROJECT.  

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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
http://oldweb.sbc.edu/sites/default/files/Alumnae/The%20Briar%20Wire%20%7C%20Volume%202%2C%20Issue%206%20%7C%20June%202016%20for%20web-final.pdf

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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.

SWEET BRIAR IS ACCEPTING DONATIONS 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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SWEET BRIAR NEWS

President Stone is giving an update on the state of the college:”We are alive and well”
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Sweet Briar College hires national firm to assist in presidential search
http://www.nbc29.com/story/32175295/sweet-briar-college-hires-national-firm-to-assist-in-presidential-search
and
http://wset.com/news/local/sweet-briar-hires-firm-to-help-search-for-a-new-president
and
http://www.newsplex.com/content/news/Sweet-Briar-hires-firm-to-help-with-president-search-382248961.html
and
http://www.newsadvance.com/news/local/sweet-briar-selects-firm-to-help-search-for-new-president/article_bd9a186f-05bd-5b05-94b5-92a63160617f.html


Sweet Briar hires new VP for enrollment management
http://www.newsadvance.com/news/local/sweet-briar-hires-new-vp-for-enrollment-management/article_9b5fd0e2-2aa3-11e6-99ca-77add97e99ca.html


Addie Martin, longtime Sweet Briar employee passes away at 84
http://sbc.edu/news/addie-martin-longtime-sweet-briar-employee-passes-away-at-84/


UVA’s young writers return to Sweet Briar College for fifth year
http://sbc.edu/news/uvas-young-writers-return-to-sweet-briar-college-for-fifth-year/


After eight decades, alumna’s thirst for learning remain unquenchable
http://sbc.edu/news/after-eight-decades-alumnas-thirst-for-learning-remains-unquenchable/


Thomas honored as SBC first year athlete
http://www.timesvirginian.com/sports/article_0cf8f2b2-2d7c-11e6-ba9f-07813da96e83.html


Dave Matthews to release 1996 solo show (benefits Sweet Briar)
http://www.jambands.com/news/2016/06/08/dave-matthews-to-release-1996-solo-show
You can listen to a sample
https://soundcloud.com/dave-matthews-band/pay-for-what-you-get-dave-matthews-sweet-briar-college-april-14-1996


Sweet Briar President talks ‘leading through crisis’ with area HR managers
http://www.newsadvance.com/news/local/sweet-briar-president-talks-leading-through-crisis-with-area-human/article_5b4e7a89-05f8-5195-aeba-eae97c375626.html


Graduate teaching program at Sweet Briar boasts strong enrollment, happy alumnae
http://sbc.edu/news/graduate-teaching-program-at-sweet-briar-boasts-strong-enrollment-happy-alumnae/

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

SWEET WEEKS

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.
http://oldweb.sbc.edu/alumdev/volunteer

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.”
https://www.liberty.edu/journal/article/a-new-grip-on-innovation/


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
Kim Cool
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
http://www.driskillfuneral.com/memsol.cgi?user_id=1806416#.V1Q0J10tbrc.facebook


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
http://www.roanoke.com/obituaries/farrier-augusta-elizabeth-saul-edwards/article_85a60ed2-c708-5b79-acba-8db2b8ceae65.html


Submitted by Joan Dabney Clickner
New Sweet Briar video created for reunion weekend by Sam Kempf at Hoopla Media in Charlottesville.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X6ByHlPhQ-Q


Posted on Facebook by Elizabeth Snider Conner

https://www.amazon.com/Sweet-Briar-School-Karma-Wilson/dp/0803727674/ref=redir_mobile_desktop?ie=UTF8&dpID=51mUlcQ-VcL&dpPl=1&keywords=sweet%20briar%20goes%20to%20school&pi=SY200_QL40&pldnSite=1&qid=1465644968&ref=plSrch&ref_=mp_s_a_1_1&sr=8-1


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.

LIBERAL ARTS

How much is a college degree really worth
http://www.takepart.com/article/2016/06/08/whats-college-degree-worth


This picture tells a story
https://www.insidehighered.com/views/2016/06/06/responding-state-humanities-today-essay


Colleges’ all too common corelessness
http://www.weeklystandard.com/colleges-all-too-common-corelessness/article/2002722


Removing creativity from curriculum harms development of creative thinking
http://www.centredaily.com/opinion/article82632997.html


No: Liberal arts education produces better citizens, more rewarding careers
http://www.gazettextra.com/20160609/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

http://chronicle.com/article/Liberal-Arts-Majors-Have/236749?cid=trend_right

 

WOMEN IN STEM

Retired Starbucks president Howard Behar and Dr Lynn Behar are percolating girls and coding at UW Seattle.
http://www.prweb.com/releases/2016/06/prweb13472196.htm


Women in STEM – Changing the face of science
http://www.normantranscript.com/news/women-in-stem-slowly-changing-the-face-of-science/article_fc66faa4-0a1f-59fd-95a8-d3e06d0510d2.html


Getting girls excited about tech – Randi Zuckerberg hope to pique interest with DOT
http://www.metronews.ca/entertainment/2016/06/05/randi-zuckerberg-interview-on-cbc-dot-show.html


Women in engineering – How universities can step in to help provide much needed skilled engineers
http://www.independent.co.uk/student/student-life/Studies/women-in-engineering-how-universities-can-step-in-to-help-provide-much-needed-skilled-engineers-a7067231.html


STEM gender gap narrows in China
http://english.cri.cn/12394/2016/06/06/2561s930031.htm


Obstacles facing women of color in tech are steep, and surmountable
http://www.usatoday.com/story/tech/columnist/2016/06/06/obstacles-for-women-of-color-in-tech-diversity-silicon-valley-guest-column/83209938/


J&J forms partnership to bolster girls’ interest in STEM fields
http://www.njbiz.com/article/20160606/BREAKINGGLASS/160609880/jj-forms-partnerships-to-bolster-girls-interest-in-stem-fields


Girl Power! Streep, Fey, Obama among those in video for United State of Women
http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2016/jun/6/michelle-obama-meryl-streep-among-those-united-sta/


Ford Motor Company sponsors summer engineering program scholarships for middle school girls
http://www.mtu.edu/news/stories/2016/june/ford-motor-company-sponsors-summer-engineering-program-scholarships-for-middle-school-girls.html


Why women aren’t applying for your jobs
http://www.seattletimes.com/nwshowcase/careers/why-women-arent-applying-for-your-jobs/


WiC – Change starts with women, must include men
http://www.lightreading.com/business-employment/women-in-comms/wic-change-starts-with-women-must-include-men/a/d-id/723807


Diverse leadership can tackle biases of women in STEM
http://www.afcea.org/content/?q=Article-diverse-leadership-can-tackle-biases-women-stem


Restacking the deck – Gender discrepancies in academic STEM fields
http://news.wabe.org/post/restacking-deck-gender-discrepancies-academic-stem-fields


MakerGirl steering girls toward sciences
http://www.journal-republican.com/news/education/2016-06-07/makergirl-steering-girls-toward-sciences.html


Forbes 100 ‘Most Powerful Women’ – A credible window on gender equality?
http://www.csmonitor.com/World/Global-News/2016/0607/Forbes-100-Most-Powerful-Women-A-credible-window-on-gender-equity


Foreign workers for US on H-1B and L-1 visas to fill US STEM jobs
http://www.workpermit.com/news/2016-06-08/foreign-workers-for-us-on-h-1b-and-l-1-visas-to-fill-us-stem-jobs


Society of Women Engineers empowers STEM women
http://www.fsunews.com/story/news/2016/06/08/society-women-engineers-empowers-stem-women/85534342/


For women in STEM anything is possible
http://3blmedia.com/News/Women-Tech-Anything-Possible


Bringing programming and social change to girls
http://www.nsf.gov/discoveries/disc_summ.jsp?cntn_id=138790&WT.mc_id=USNSF_1


Event emphasizes importance of women in math, science fields
http://www.dailylobo.com/article/2016/06/umm-encourages-women-in-stem-fields


Executives say Women in STEM jobs help the bottom line
https://www.shrm.org/hrdisciplines/technology/articles/pages/executive-women-stem-jobs.aspx


KellyOCG announces partnership with B-STEM project
http://www.marketwired.com/press-release/kellyocgr-announces-partnership-with-bstem-project-nasdaq-kelya-2133094.htm


Want to get more women in tech?  Then stop sexualising them
http://www.information-age.com/it-management/skills-training-and-leadership/123461563/want-get-more-women-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)
http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/johnson–johnson-partners-with-leading-organizations-to-advance-education-of-young-women-and-girls-in-science-technology-engineering-math-manufacturing-and-design-stem2d-300279881.html


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
http://www.benzinga.com/pressreleases/16/06/p8098965/mediaplanet-announces-their-collaboration-with-nasa-stemconnector-milli


Middle school girls get STEM baptism
http://www.bradenton.com/opinion/letters-to-the-editor/article83025552.html


Women can build bridges and we can build rockets too
http://www.news-gazette.com/news/local/2016-06-11/women-can-build-bridges-and-we-can-build-rockets-too.html


Girls go digital!  Computer science camp leaves girls with renewed interest in STEM fields
http://www.thespectrum.com/story/news/2016/06/10/girls-go-digital-renews-interest-in-stem-fields/85708798/

STEAM

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


MakerBot opens first Asia Pacific innovation center at Hong Kong Politech University
https://3dprint.com/136652/makerbot-innovation-polyu/


DuPage tourism agency to unveil STEAM discovery tours
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20160606/business/160609325/


DuPage’s STEAM discovery tours
http://www.nctv17.com/dupages-steam-discovery-tours/


Fashion innovation group to government – Let’s partner on Internet of Things
http://associationsnow.com/2016/06/fashion-technology-group-government-lets-partner-internet-things/


Northfield students design sensory items for children with autism
http://www.pressofatlanticcity.com/education/northfield-students-design-sensory-items-for-children-with-autism/article_ed48b744-2cf0-11e6-9426-e790170c13ba.html


Southern Miss STEAM program combines art with science
http://www.wdam.com/story/32169000/southern-miss-steam-program-combines-art-with-science

STUDENT RECRUITMENT

How companies profit off education at nonprofit schools
http://www.theatlantic.com/education/archive/2016/06/for-profit-companies-nonprofit-colleges/485930/


Community College of Philadelphia going residential to attract foreign students
http://www.philly.com/philly/business/20160608_Community_College_of_Philadelphia_going_residential_to_boost_international_enrollment.html


Nonprofit colleges buy into for-profit recruitment strategies
http://www.educationdive.com/news/nonprofit-colleges-buy-into-for-profit-recruitment-strategies/420520/


Indian students recruited to WKU asked to leave after not meeting requirements
http://www.bgdailynews.com/news/indian-students-recruited-to-wku-asked-to-leave-after-not/article_74ba3b07-23c6-5229-82b8-f38afb0d021e.html


Central Mass colleges seek out-of-state students to fill enrollment gap
http://www.telegram.com/article/20160610/NEWS/160619822


New system will help boost ISU’s recruiting efforts
http://idahostatejournal.com/members/new-system-will-help-boost-isu-s-recruiting-efforts/article_a076d151-c293-592e-8bc6-7e278e72e92f.html

COLLEGE FINANCES, GRANTS, ETC.

UW leader Ray Cross to seek 33% bump in student aid funding
http://www.jsonline.com/news/education/uw-leader-cross-to-seek-33-bump-in-student-aid-funding-b99739062z1-382027101.html


UTC Cleveland State get nearly $250,000 in grants to improve students success
http://www.timesfreepress.com/news/politics/state/story/2016/jun/08/utc-cleveland-state-get-nearly-250000-grants-improve-students-success/370087/


The good, the bad and the ugly in private college outcomes
http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865655811/The-good-the-bad-and-the-ugly-in-private-college-outcomes.html?pg=all


How more students are cutting their college costs
http://www.pressofatlanticcity.com/education/how-more-students-are-cutting-their-college-costs/article_6d2dbcd2-2e92-11e6-9056-9779deebaa72.html

WOMEN IN HIGHER EDUCATION

Doing better – NC’s highly-regarded women’s colleges deserve closer look
http://www.newsobserver.com/news/business/article81439767.html


Op-ed:  ‘War on women’ is built on misleading myths
http://www.sltrib.com/opinion/3960715-155/op-ed-war-on-women-is-built


Philanthropy celebrates 100 years of supporting the education of women
http://www.aberdeennews.com/life/philanthropy-celebrates-years-of-supporting-the-education-of-women/article_cb66adec-d0a6-5c74-ad4a-ceaae8c613bd.html


The ideal intro to finance for the aspirational young woman
http://seekingalpha.com/article/3979913-ideal-intro-finance-aspirational-young-woman


Inspired by Malala, NGO visits villages for girl education awareness
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/meerut/Inspired-by-Malala-NGO-visits-villages-for-girl-education-awareness/articleshow/52609894.cms


Girls change the presidential conversation
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/tabby-biddle/girls-change-the-presiden_b_10316494.html


It’s lazy to blame video games for young men’s educational failures
https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2016/jun/06/video-games-blame-higher-education-gap-between-boys-and-girls


Universities should lead the fight for gender equality in business
https://www.timeshighereducation.com/blog/universities-should-lead-fight-gender-equality-business


RGU highlights women in academia with new publication
https://www.pressandjournal.co.uk/fp/business/north-of-scotland/939565/rgu-highlights-women-in-academia-with-new-publication/


New study shows black women are among the most educated group in the United States
http://www.essence.com/2016/06/07/new-study-black-women-most-educated


Worsening weight worries in women, study finds
http://wbt.com/worsening-weight-worries-in-women-study-finds/


Gender pay gap in Michigan wider than national average
http://www.crainsdetroit.com/article/20160608/BLOG107/160609721/gender-pay-gap-in-michigan-wider-than-national-average


University implements creative solution to the gender pay gap – paying women more
http://www.forbes.com/sites/kimelsesser/2016/06/08/university-implements-creative-solution-to-the-gender-pay-gap-paying-women-more/#7385c89d1b65


Which should I choose – my postdoc or my child?
https://www.timeshighereducation.com/comment/which-should-i-choose-my-postdoc-or-my-child


How things have changed for female academics
https://www.timeshighereducation.com/features/how-things-have-changed-for-female-academics


Push for women in top jobs at universities
http://www.thenational.scot/news/push-for-more-women-in-the-top-jobs-at-universities.18579


Attaining higher level of education can lengthen your lifespan
http://www.parentherald.com/articles/48241/20160608/attaining-higher-levels-education-lengthen-lifespan.htm


Asian American and Pacific Islander women in US economy
https://www.americanprogress.org/issues/women/report/2016/06/09/139155/asian-american-and-pacific-islander-women-in-the-u-s-economy/


Isaacson, Miller places five women presidents at Cal State
http://huntscanlon.com/isaacson-miller-places-five-women-presidents-cal-state/


Former female prisoners celebrate second chance with college degree
https://www.dnainfo.com/new-york/20160610/west-harlem/former-female-prisoners-celebrate-second-chance-with-college-degrees


Interview – Soledad O’Brian sprinkles black girl magic & love with the Starfish Foundation
http://www.vibe.com/2016/06/soledad-obrien-starfish-foundation/

FARMING AND SUSTAINABILITY 

Comment – What St. Catherine meant to us
http://www.courier-journal.com/story/opinion/contributors/2016/06/09/comment-what-st-catharine-college-meant-us/85606724/


Delaware Valley University looks to expand organic farming program
http://www.theintell.com/news/local/delval-looks-to-expand-organic-farming-program/article_95671f4e-2817-11e6-87d8-cbcb6d306a09.html

OTHER

For profit education – 5 steps to improvement
http://diverseeducation.com/article/84708/


Good news – Dowling College rescinds decision to close, negotiates deal to stay open
http://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/local/Dowling-College-Shutdown-Delays-Negotiations-382266911.html
and
http://www.wsj.com/articles/dutch-company-could-keep-long-island-college-open-1465512883
and
http://www.dailyjournal.net/view/story/9574bbff6f404d7b97f2838866f47154/NY–Struggling-Dowling


The value of our daughters
https://www.insidehighered.com/views/2016/06/09/sexual-assault-case-stanford-university-raises-issues-gender-class-and-race-essay


Small rural colleges grapple with their geography
http://chronicle.com/article/Small-Rural-Colleges-Grapple/236761?key=e13LFTS86Ulfkw3ZoPb8nHzqvwKJvXhpKPkoY35O63F3X3Q0YTVhWVE5SVZLYTlsS2Z0Sm5mQmk1dlJ5S2sxRnlKV3l4YXFDVlUw


The Obama administration is about to crack down on shady for-profit colleges – and possibly offer billions in debt relief for students
http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2016/06/white-house-cracks-down-on-for-profit-colleges.html


Our say – Here’s hoping changes won’t hurt St. John’s
http://www.capitalgazette.com/opinion/our_say/ph-ac-ce-our-say-0611-20160611-story.html
and
Panic at the great books school?
http://freebeacon.com/culture/panic-great-books-school/

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 19

The Southern California Alumnae Club

invites you to join them in a fun evening

to see the critically acclaimed

“The Madwoman In The Volvo

at

The Pasadena Playhouse


39 S El Molino Avenue,
Pasadena, California 91101

Sunday, June 19, 2016

Reception at 6:00 p.m. prior to the play 

 

Tickets are $75.00
see link below

rsvp to Stephanie Pratt McKinney `91

or
(626) 296-1243


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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