WELCOME TO ANOTHER EDITION OF VIXEN WATCH WHICH INCLUDES NEWS AND ARTICLES ON SWEET BRIAR COLLEGE, LIBERAL ARTS, STEM, STEAM, COLLEGE FINANCE, AND MORE.
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.
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SWEET BRIAR NEWS
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To make a gift now, visit sbc.edu/gift.
Storbeck/Pimental to find president for Sweet Briar
Sweet Briar’s choice of its next leader
Transfer student follows passion for design and business in summer internship
‘Industrialized Killing Tour’ , part one
Serrano selected as new director of athletic training
Vixens garner CSCAA scholar all-american team honors
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
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
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
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
Submitted by Deirdre Conley
Emoji and gender equality
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.
What we owe to the Liberal Arts (Please scroll down to the fifth letter)
Scott Miller – Why arts education matters
Careers now – Does your major really matter?
Stephen Broskoske – Arts in school prepares students to be creative thinkers
Could a college degree in comedy be anything other than a joke?
Developing priorities during college search
Muhlenberg’s Sarah Cox to participate in governor’s school for the arts program
The philosophy of what makes a university
Top 10 colleges of fortune 500 CEO’s
Arts and Humanities – Don’t leave school without them
‘Hamilton’ and liberal education
Planned leadership change at Great Books college stirs angst
Miami University among top colleges for Fortune 500 CEO’s
Speak frankly, at West Point
Making the case for a liberal arts education
On the slow death of humanities
Donnie Johnston – Here’s some sage advice for new graduates
President Bergeron talks with NBC Connecticut about the benefits of liberal arts
Three questions with Jesse Lovejoy, director of STEM education for the San Francisco 49ers
Deepening discussion of STEM for young learners, Part 1
Toyota funding keep students engaged in STEM throughout the summer
LiveWorx showcases the power and potential of the internet of things through use cases, demos, and industry speakers
Hutchinson announces initiative for computer sciences, STEM careers
Students and educators develop their rocket skills at NASA Wallops
Phillip Blake of Bayer recognized in STEMconnector’s 100 CEO leaders in STEM
Magpies launch online STEM Cup competition
WOMEN IN STEM
Majority of Dartmouth engineering degrees given to women – a first in the country
STEM – President Obama’s lasting legacy of equality
Global #Academy4Women seeks to diversify STEM+Architecture disciplines
Tasting adventure to promote STEM education
Robots are coming for women’s jobs – Teitel
Seven grants to close the gender gap in STEM
Girls Inc. STEM summit sets the stage for success
Rachel Riley of Countdowns encourages girls to get involved in STEM subjects
Aviation STEM for girls
NASA joins White House in addressing gender equality achievements, challenges
We need to support girls like Natalie and Taylor
New STEM girls’ roadtrip launched with AT&T and Roadtrip Nation at Clinton Global Initiative
Oracle joins the White House in global campaign to empower girls and women
Launching opportunities for women – NASA style
Science culture still raises bar against female progression
Girls’ Day introduces young women to careers in STEM
Csiro concerned with decline in young females studying computing
President Obama at Women’s summit – This is what a feminist looks like
How construction toy company GoldieBlox is changing the next generation of engineers
More female leaders in science and tech urged
Mattel’s cool new Game Developer Barbie was designed by an actual game developer
How PowerToFly is helping motivated companies find female tech talent
Brad’s Deals supports Chicago’s women in tech with one-of-a-kind startup accelerator
Department of Education clears path toward tech ed gender equality
UNF looks to increase number of female students in STEM programs
Ten minutes with … Kate Irving, Women in Innovation
STEAM park land goes up for sale
Teachers head back to class for coding
Springfield based ‘maker’ expert invited to advocate at the White House
CISCO Video crew shadows Warren’s Woodland students to highlight collaborative technologies
21 Colleges that offer free tuition for students
COLLEGE FINANCES, GRANTS, ETC.
Five SUNY community colleges win trailblazing ‘Achieving the Dream’ grants
Education Department issues a blow to for-profit watchdog
Higher Education – Schools may loose accreditation
Dos Pueblos Engineering Academy gets $200,000 donation
Paper says for-profit education not paying off for students
Art professor successful with grant for new art program
WOMEN IN HIGHER EDUCATION
Professional mentors add life’s dimension to Columbia College students
China’s ‘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
Research shows the gender gap is real, and denying it slows process
Alvernia, foundation collaborate to help women earn degrees
Gender pay gap – keep the ‘pity payments’
Three women file title IX suit claiming Baylor was indifferent to sexual assault
Program offers rising female leaders classes in leadership effectiveness
Equal pay for men and women at Stellenbosch University
Higher educated women better at detecting breast cancer, study suggests
Women professionals explore their powers, potential at event
Illinois women hurt badly by impasse
The Woman and the clerics (Pakistan)
The truth about for-profit colleges and Trump University
Students protest that all-female school is a ‘Rape Culture’ stronghold
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
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.
PHONE ORDERS ARE WELCOME. JUST MENTION ‘SWEET BRIAR’
The Southern California Alumnae Club
invites you to join them in a fun evening
to see the critically acclaimed
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