Vixen Watch for June 18, 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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ACCORDING TO THE BIAR WIRE LAST WEEK, WE ARE ABOUT $1.4 MILLION SHY OF REACHING OUR GOAL OF $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.

ASIDE FROM REACHING THIS GOAL, WE ALSO NEED TO INCREASE THE DONATION PARTICIPATION WHICH IS VERY IMPORTANT TO HELP WITH GRANT ELIGIBILITY.
SO PLEASE DONATE.
NO GIFT IS TOO SMALL OR TO LARGE.

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

Did you know you can make a monthly gift to Sweet Briar? The College can set up a recurring credit card payment for you or you can even set it up through your bank. Call 1-800-381-6131 to get the process started!
To make a gift now, visit sbc.edu/gift.

Storbeck/Pimental to find president for Sweet Briar
http://huntscanlon.com/storbeckpimentel-find-president-sweet-briar-college/


Sweet Briar’s choice of its next leader
http://www.newsadvance.com/opinion/editorials/sweet-briar-s-choice-of-its-next-leader/article_ea71ae66-33ff-11e6-8243-f3b38ccb6f36.html


Transfer student follows passion for design and business in summer internship
http://sbc.edu/news/transfer-student-follows-passion-for-design-and-business-in-summer-internship/


‘Industrialized Killing Tour’ , part one
http://sbc.edu/news/industrialized-killing-tour-part-one/


Serrano selected as new director of athletic training
http://vixenathletics.com/general/2015-16/releases/20160615okjio7


Vixens garner CSCAA scholar all-american team honors
http://www.vixenathletics.com/sports/wswimdive/2015-16/releases/20160615l6ci0y


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

Shared by Sweet Briar College on Facebook
Sweet Briar College’s first Girls in the Liberal Arts Camp starts today! Sixty-two middle school girls were expected at check-in. They will spend the next three days exploring Sweet Briar’s academic and outdoor opportunities. Welcome to campus!









Posted on Facebook by Adam Forsberg
White & Case 2016 Pro Bono Awards
“Miami
Raoul Cantero, Evelyn Fanneron, Mark Franke (New York), Mark Fuhr, Fan He, Tamara Van Heel, Warren Klinger (New York), Thomas Lauria, Kathryn Mims (Washington, DC), Michael Shepherd, Cheryl Sloane and Jason Zakia
For exceptional pro bono representation of The Faculty of Sweet Briar College, a historic 114-year old women’s college in the State of Virginia. These lawyers assisted the college when it faced the threat of closure. The team secured a settlement for faculty members that requires the College to remain open for the next academic year to afford time to revitalize the institution, and secures severance for affected employees.”
2016 Pro Bono Awards
http://www.whitecase.com/social-responsibility/2016-pro-bono-awards


Posted on Facebook by Sweet Briar College Admissions
Today was the final day of our Girls in the Liberal Arts Camp. Before leaving the girls gave the college a ‪#‎hollaholla‬. Thank you to Lori Lee, an assistant professor at Flagler College and mother of one of the campers, for the video! ‪#‎girlsinliberalarts‬‪#‎futureperformers‬‪#‎futureleaders‬‪#‎futurevixens‬

https://igcdn-videos-c-13-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xaf1/t50.2886-16/13468015_616411745188053_1163924377_n.mp4


Submitted by Deirdre Conley
Emoji and gender equality
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L3BjUvjOUMc&app=desktop

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

What we owe to the Liberal Arts (Please scroll down to the fifth letter)
http://www.independent.ie/opinion/letters/solving-water-issue-34792980.html


Scott Miller – Why arts education matters
http://pilotonline.com/opinion/columnist/guest/scott-miller-why-arts-education-matters/article_343e416f-a7cf-5232-bf6b-54ebe7145403.html


Careers now – Does your major really matter?
http://www.telegram.com/article/20160612/NEWS/160619898


Stephen Broskoske – Arts in school prepares students to be creative thinkers
http://www.mcall.com/opinion/mc-arts-education-broskoske-yv–20160613-story.html


Could a college degree in comedy be anything other than a joke?
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/06/13/magazine/could-a-college-degree-in-comedy-be-anything-other-than-a-joke.html?_r=0


Developing priorities during college search
http://www.forbes.com/sites/willarddix/2016/06/13/developing-priorities-during-the-college-search/#74cb3e811563


Muhlenberg’s Sarah Cox to participate in governor’s school for the arts program
http://surfky.com/index.php/muhlenberg/news-muhlenberg/109725-muhlenberg-s-sarah-cox-to-participate-in-governor-s-school-for-the-arts-program


The philosophy of what makes a university
https://www.insidehighered.com/news/2016/06/14/questions-raised-about-cuts-liberal-arts-programs-western-illinois


Top 10 colleges of fortune 500 CEO’s
http://time.com/money/4364104/top-colleges-fortune-500-ceos/


Arts and Humanities – Don’t leave school without them
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/christine-henseler/arts-humanities-dont-leav_b_10456556.html


‘Hamilton’ and liberal education
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/michael-roth/hamilton-and-liberal-educ_b_10465636.html


Planned leadership change at Great Books college stirs angst
http://www.ledger-enquirer.com/entertainment/article83894142.html
and
http://www.santafenewmexican.com/news/education/st-john-s-weighs-one-president-for-both-campuses/article_4facb99f-4340-53b3-ac0b-c87ca7f1754a.html
and
http://www.capitalgazette.com/news/annapolis/ph-ac-cn-stjohns-vote-0618-20160617-story.html


Miami University among top colleges for Fortune 500 CEO’s
http://www.cincinnati.com/story/news/2016/06/15/time-miami-university-among-top-colleges-fortune-500-ceos/85949010/


Speak frankly, at West Point
http://harvardmagazine.com/2016/07/speaking-frankly-at-west-point


Making the case for a liberal arts education
http://www.theintell.com/life-style/reality/making-the-case-for-a-liberal-arts-education/article_2910e483-f244-52d8-9595-90624d3bc051.html


On the slow death of humanities
http://www.counterpunch.org/2016/06/17/on-the-slow-death-of-the-humanities/


Donnie Johnston – Here’s some sage advice for new graduates
http://www.fredericksburg.com/fls/donnie-johnston-some-sage-advice-for-new-graduates/article_f4d144a7-f989-5d48-a124-f7e94d33b1ca.html


President Bergeron talks with NBC Connecticut about the benefits of liberal arts
http://www.conncoll.edu/news/news-archive/2016/president-bergeron-talks-with-nbc-connecticut-about-the-benefits-of-the-liberal-arts-.html#.V2VqJLgrLIU

STEM

Three questions with Jesse Lovejoy, director of STEM education for the San Francisco 49ers
http://www.brookings.edu/blogs/techtank/posts/2016/06/13-three-questions-jesse-lovejoy-49ers


Deepening discussion of STEM for young learners, Part 1
http://www.edcentral.org/early-stem-1/


Toyota funding keep students engaged in STEM throughout the summer
http://www.montgomery-herald.com/news/toyota-funding-keeps-students-engaged-in-stem-throughout-the-summer/article_7ed9bcd8-32a2-11e6-8c27-cfad4ece9806.html


LiveWorx showcases the power and potential of the internet of things through use cases, demos, and industry speakers
http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20160615005221/en/LiveWorx-Showcases-Power-Potential-Internet-Cases-Demos


Hutchinson announces initiative for computer sciences, STEM careers
http://thecabin.net/opinion/2016-06-16/hutchinson-announces-initiative-computer-sciences-stem-careers#.V2QLZ_krLIU
and
http://www.thv11.com/news/local/gov-hutchinson-announces-400000-grant-from-the-ade-for-computer-science-and-stem-careers/245114711


Students and educators develop their rocket skills at NASA Wallops
http://spaceref.com/news/viewpr.html?pid=48902


Phillip Blake of Bayer recognized in STEMconnector’s 100 CEO leaders in STEM
http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/philip-blake-of-bayer-recognized-in-stemconnectors-100-ceo-leaders-in-stem-300285958.html


Magpies launch online STEM Cup competition
http://www.collingwoodfc.com.au/news/2016-06-17/magpies-launch-online-stem-cup-competition

WOMEN IN STEM

Majority of Dartmouth engineering degrees given to women – a first in the country
http://www.concordmonitor.com/Granite-Geek-Dartmouth-College-NH-Thayer-School-of-Engineering-women-majority-2809053


STEM – President Obama’s lasting legacy of equality
http://thehill.com/blogs/congress-blog/technology/283482-stem-president-obamas-lasting-legacy-of-equality


Global #Academy4Women seeks to diversify STEM+Architecture disciplines
http://news.unm.edu/news/global-academy4women-seeks-to-diversify-stem+architecture-disciplines


Tasting adventure to promote STEM education
http://www.toledoblade.com/A-E/2016/06/12/Tasting-Adventure-to-promote-STEM-education-1.html


Robots are coming for women’s jobs – Teitel
https://www.thestar.com/news/canada/2016/06/13/robots-are-coming-for-womens-jobs-teitel.html


Seven grants to close the gender gap in STEM
http://www.projectada.co.uk/scholarships-grants-women-tech/


Girls Inc. STEM summit sets the stage for success
http://www.itemlive.com/opinion/girls-inc-stem-summit-sets-the-stage-for-success/


Rachel Riley of Countdowns encourages girls to get involved in STEM subjects
http://www.lincolnshireecho.co.uk/rachel-riley-countdown-encourages-young-women/story-29395313-detail/story.html


Aviation STEM for girls
http://www.mansfieldmagazine.com/events/91736/aviation-stem-for-girls


NASA joins White House in addressing gender equality achievements, challenges
http://spaceref.com/news/viewpr.html?pid=48870


We need to support girls like Natalie and Taylor
http://thyblackman.com/2016/06/13/we-need-to-support-all-girls-like-natalie-and-taylor/


New STEM girls’ roadtrip launched with AT&T and Roadtrip Nation at Clinton Global Initiative
http://3blmedia.com/News/New-STEM-Girls-Roadtrip-Launched-ATT-and-Roadtrip-Nation-Clinton-Global-Initiative


Oracle joins the White House in global campaign to empower girls and women
http://www.marketwired.com/press-release/oracle-joins-the-white-house-in-global-campaign-to-empower-girls-and-women-nyse-orcl-2133954.htm
and
http://www.cnet.com/uk/news/oracle-pledges-3-million-to-help-girls-learn-science-math-and-tech/
and
http://sdtimes.com/oracle-funds-initiative-girls-stem-fullstack-academy-launches-startup-fund-ca-announces-new-automation-edition-sd-times-news-digest-june-15-2016/


Launching opportunities for women – NASA style
http://www.marketwired.com/press-release/oracle-joins-the-white-house-in-global-campaign-to-empower-girls-and-women-nyse-orcl-2133954.htm


Science culture still raises bar against female progression
http://www.theaustralian.com.au/higher-education/science-culture-still-raises-bars–against-female-progression/news-story/683e5b9f4d6e392624de51c854d7db32


Girls’ Day introduces young women to careers in STEM
http://www.newsplex.com/content/news/Girls-Day-on-grounds-introduces-young-women-to-careers-in-STEM-382974501.html


Csiro concerned with decline in young females studying computing
http://www.zdnet.com/article/csiro-concerned-with-decline-in-young-females-studying-computing/


President Obama at Women’s summit – This is what a feminist looks like
http://time.com/4369002/barack-obama-united-state-of-women-summit/
and
https://enewspf.com/2016/06/14/remarks-by-president-obama-at-united-states-of-women-summit/


How construction toy company GoldieBlox is changing the next generation of engineers
http://www.businessinsider.com/goldieblox-ceo-debbie-sterling-2016-5


More female leaders in science and tech urged
http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/2016/06/15/more-female-leaders-science-and-tech-urged/85945582/


Mattel’s cool new Game Developer Barbie was designed by an actual game developer
http://www.sfgate.com/aboutsfgate/article/Mattel-unveils-cool-new-Game-Developer-Barbie-8211350.php#photo-10372715


Certain Numbers
https://www.genomeweb.com/scan/certain-numbers


How PowerToFly is helping motivated companies find female tech talent
https://technical.ly/dc/2016/06/17/powertofly-helping-motivated-companies-find-female-tech-talent/


Brad’s Deals supports Chicago’s women in tech with one-of-a-kind startup accelerator
http://www.marketwired.com/press-release/brads-deals-supports-chicagos-women-in-tech-with-one-of-a-kind-startup-accelerator-2135402.htm


Department of Education clears path toward tech ed gender equality
https://www.meritalk.com/articles/department-of-education-clears-path-toward-tech-ed-gender-equality/


UNF looks to increase number of female students in STEM programs
http://news.wjct.org/post/unf-looks-increase-number-female-students-stem-programs

STEAM

Ten minutes with … Kate Irving, Women in Innovation
http://indaily.com.au/business/2016/06/14/ten-minutes-with-kate-irving-women-in-innovation/


STEAM park land goes up for sale
http://www.journalgazette.net/news/local/STEAM-Park-land-goes-up-for-sale-13591934


Teachers head back to class for coding
http://www.unionleader.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20160616/NEWS04/160619467&source=RSS


Springfield based ‘maker’ expert invited to advocate at the White House
http://www.news-leader.com/story/news/education/2016/06/16/springfield-based-maker-expert-invited-advocate-white-house/85844314/


CISCO Video  crew shadows Warren’s Woodland students to highlight collaborative technologies
https://www.tapinto.net/towns/warren/categories/press-releases/articles/cisco-video-crew-shadows-warrens-woodland-studen

 

STUDENT RECRUITMENT

21 Colleges that offer free tuition for students
https://www.thestreet.com/slideshow/13611848/1/21-colleges-that-offer-free-tuition-for-students.html

COLLEGE FINANCES, GRANTS, ETC.

Five SUNY community colleges win trailblazing ‘Achieving the Dream’ grants
http://cccnews.info/2016/06/14/five-suny-community-colleges-win-prestigious-grants/


Education Department issues a blow to for-profit watchdog
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-06-15/education-department-delivers-a-blow-to-for-profit-college-watchdog
and
http://www.universityworldnews.com/article.php?story=20160616185816413
and
http://www.universityworldnews.com/article.php?story=20160616185816413


Higher Education – Schools may loose accreditation
http://www.pe.com/articles/colleges-806093-acics-schools.html


Dos Pueblos Engineering Academy gets $200,000 donation
https://www.noozhawk.com/article/dos_pueblos_engineering_academy_gets_200000_donation


Paper says for-profit education not paying off for students
http://legalnewsline.com/stories/510803149-paper-says-for-profit-education-not-paying-off-for-students


Art professor successful with grant for new art program
https://www.bethelks.edu/news-events/news/post/5352/

WOMEN IN HIGHER EDUCATION

Professional mentors add life’s dimension to Columbia College students
http://www.thestate.com/news/business/article83218117.html


China’s ‘Naked Loans’ force female students to bare all in return for more cash
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/jun/15/chinas-naked-loans-force-female-students-to-bare-all-in-return-for-more-cash


Nation’s top female colleges give a warm welcome to trans women
http://www.nbcnews.com/feature/college-game-plan/nation-s-top-female-colleges-give-warm-welcome-trans-women-n592891
and
http://campusreform.org/?ID=7703


Research shows the gender gap is real,  and denying it slows process
http://www.sltrib.com/opinion/3974632-155/op-ed-research-shows-the-gender-gap


Alvernia, foundation collaborate to help women earn degrees
http://www.readingeagle.com/news/article/alvernia-foundation-collaborate-to-help-women-earn-degrees


Gender pay gap – keep the ‘pity payments’
https://www.timeshighereducation.com/comment/gender-pay-gap-keep-the-pity-payments


Three women file title IX suit claiming Baylor was indifferent to sexual assault
http://www.wacotrib.com/news/higher_education/women-file-title-ix-suit-claiming-baylor-was-indifferent-to/article_fea74099-215d-5228-8c20-199ede170f62.html


Program offers rising female leaders classes in leadership effectiveness
http://news.uark.edu/articles/34786/program-offers-rising-female-leaders-classes-in-leadership-effectiveness


Equal pay for men and women at Stellenbosch University
http://www.bdlive.co.za/national/education/2016/06/16/equal-pay-for-men-and-women-at-stellenbosch-university


Higher educated women better at detecting breast cancer, study suggests
http://home.bt.com/news/uk-news/higher-educated-women-better-at-detecting-breast-cancer-study-suggests-11364068390937


Women professionals explore their powers, potential at event
https://www.uml.edu/News/press-releases/2016/WLCAdvisory061716.aspx


Illinois women hurt badly by impasse
http://capitolfax.com/2016/06/17/illinois-women-hurt-badly-by-impasse/


The Woman and the clerics (Pakistan)
http://www.pakistantoday.com.pk/2016/06/18/comment/the-woman-and-the-clerics/

 

OTHER

The truth about for-profit colleges and Trump University
https://www.rawstory.com/2016/06/the-truth-about-for-profit-colleges-and-trump-university/


Students protest that all-female school is a ‘Rape Culture’ stronghold
http://dailycaller.com/2016/06/17/97-percent-female-school-attacked-as-stronghold-of-rape-culture/

 

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 18 AND 19 (TODAY AND TOMORROW)

SBC Shopping Event Starts Today! Mention “Sweet Briar” today or tomorrow and 20% of your purchase will go to SBC in time for the June 30 deadline.
The Preppy Pink Pony
PHONE ORDERS ARE WELCOME.  JUST MENTION ‘SWEET BRIAR’ 
http://preppypinkpony.com/


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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