VIXEN WATCH FOR JUNE 25, 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 BOARD OF DIRECTORS HAD ITS 18TH AND FINAL MEETING OF THE FISCAL YEAR ON
JUNE 19, 2016.
HERE IS THE REPORT

http://sbc.edu/news/board-report-on-june-19-meeting/

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WE STILL NEED TO RAISE $1 MILLION TO REACH OUR GOAL OF $10 MILLION BY JUNE 30 AS PART OF THE
NEXT IS NOW CAMPAIGN.
TIME IS OF ESSENCE AS WE ONLY HAVE 5 (!) DAYS LEFT!
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:
sbc.edu/gift
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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AND ON THAT NOTE –
HERE IS A MESSAGE FROM SWEET BRIAR COLLEGE PRESIDENT STONE ASKING FOR OUR HELP

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xSvTEhT7DdU&feature=youtu.be

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KIM COOL ’62 WOULD LIKE TO REMIND YOU THAT HER COFFEE TABLE BOOK
“SWEET BRIAR COLLEGE IN PERPETUITY”
IS READY FOR SALE AND CAN BE BOUGHT AT THE BOOKSTORE FOR $24.95
OR
DIRECTLY FROM KIM FOR $24.95 PLUS $5 S/H.
Send your check of $29.95 to:
KIM COOL
312 SHORE ROAD
VENICE, FL 34285
KIM WILL ALSO SIGN THE BOOK AT NO EXTRA CHARGE.
THE COFFEE TABLE BOOK WHICH IS CHOCK FULL OF BEAUTIFUL PHOTOS OF SWEET BRIAR CHRONICLES LAST YEAR’S EFFORTS TO KEEP THE COLLEGE OPEN.
100% OF THE PROCEEDS WILL BENEFIT
SWEET BRIAR COLLEGE. 
THIS BOOK WHICH YOU CAN SHOW TO YOUR FRIENDS AND POTENTIAL VIXENS MAKES A WONDERFUL GIFT.  SO, WHY NOT ORDER A COPY TODAY?

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FOR MORE FABULOUS INFORMATION ON SWEET BRIAR COLLEGE, ITS STUDENTS, FACULTY, STAFF, ALUMNAE VISIT THE FACEBOOK PAGE 
https://www.facebook.com/sweet.briar.college/

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SWEET BRIAR NEWS

Bliss G. ‘Candy’ Warner ’71, financial worker and lacrosse mom dies
http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/obituaries/bs-md-ob-bliss-warner-20160625-story.html


HSRP program examines Oscar-nominated film about immigration in the 1980’s
http://sbc.edu/news/hsrp-program-examines-oscar-nominated-film-about-immigration-in-the-1980s/


10 years and counting – An oral history of Endstation Theatre Company
http://www.newsadvance.com/the_burg/features/cover_story/years-and-counting-an-oral-history-of-endstation-theatre-company/article_61d22f2c-271a-5dea-bfde-02263ed79074.html


Amherst County introduced to first ever economic development plan
http://wsls.com/2016/06/22/amherst-county-introduced-to-first-ever-economic-development-plan/


President Stone calls on Sweet Briar Community to make history
http://sbc.edu/news/president-stone-calls-on-the-sweet-briar-community-to-make-history/
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

Posted on Facebook by Lenora Farrington-Sarrouf
Good Bye Medgar Evers College, Hello Sweet Briar
https://www.theodysseyonline.com/black-diaspora-to-pearls


Posted on Facebook by Mary Sue Thomas
Top 10 most beautiful colleges – (spoiler:  Sweet Briar College is among them)
https://www.universities.com/articles/top-10-beautiful-campuses/


Submitted by Deirdre Conley
Focus on love income women – after 6 months of education on coding 70% employed

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.


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.
LIBERAL ARTS

Local view – ‘Liberal arts’ not a political term
http://www.duluthnewstribune.com/opinion/local-view/4059590-local-view-liberal-arts-not-political-term


Students travel to Cuba for embedded Liberal Arts course
http://news.psu.edu/story/415527/2016/06/22/academics/students-travel-cuba-embedded-liberal-arts-course


Changing terrain of higher education
http://www.argusleader.com/story/opinion/2016/06/18/changing-terrain-higher-education/85341782/


Your view – ‘Deep reading’ conference pushes education transformation
http://www.southcoasttoday.com/article/20160619/OPINION/160619547


Sarah Thompson on liberal arts education
http://www.stthomas.edu/news/qa-sarah-thompson-04/


Art history students face challenges of finding jobs in traditional major-related occupations
http://www.idsnews.com/article/2016/06/art-history-jobs


Yale NUS conference draws participants from across the United States to campus
http://news.yale.edu/2016/06/23/yale-nus-conference-draws-participants-across-united-states-campus


Tradition of innovation
https://www.wlu.edu/tradition-of-innovation?feature=true&id=x15929


Why the humanities are vital to music education
https://www.linktv.org/shows/artbound/why-the-humanities-are-vital-to-music-education

STEM

Make STEM exciting – not just compulsory
http://www.educatoronline.com.au/news/make-stem-exciting–not-just-compulsory-218161.aspx


New tech and ‘digitally savvy’ businesses urged to work with teachers to help close STEM skills gap
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/education/education-news/science-technology-engineering-maths-new-tech-digital-business-education-stem-skills-gap-a7092826.html


18 STEM activity ideas, resources to promote summer learning
http://www.educationworld.com/a_news/18-stem-activity-ideas-resources-promote-summer-learning-1537730637


Diversifying STEM
http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/opinion/readersrespond/bs-ed-ptech-20160624-story.html

WOMEN IN STEM

More than half of Dartmouth’s engineering graduates this year were women
http://qz.com/712626/more-than-half-of-dartmouths-engineering-graduates-this-year-were-women/


Report – 12% of engineers are women
http://www.waaytv.com/tech_alabama/report-percent-of-engineers-are-women/article_e6e65750-3662-11e6-acdd-83472278d0e8.html


Anne Fulwood – What women want and why men matter
http://www.womensagenda.com.au/talking-about/opinions/item/7104-anne-fulwood-what-women-want-and-why-men-matter


STEM academy empowers girls
http://www.aikenstandard.com/article/20160619/AIK0101/160619419


Jill Biden  – Costa Rica is a leader in gender equality
http://www.ticotimes.net/2016/06/19/jill-biden-costa-rica-leader-gender-equality


Why are there so few women scientists and engineers?
http://www.plymouthherald.co.uk/why-are-there-so-few-women-scientists-and-engineers/story-29422185-detail/story.html


The skills women need to find jobs in the technological revolution
https://ca.finance.yahoo.com/blogs/insight/the-skills-women-need-to-find-jobs-in-the-131623678.html


Oracle pledges additional $3 Million to draw more girls to STEM
http://www.educationdive.com/news/oracle-pledges-additional-3m-to-draw-more-girls-to-stem/421211/


ManyMentors patches STEM’s ‘Leaky Pipeline’ with community
http://www.usnews.com/news/articles/2016-06-20/manymentors-patches-stems-leaky-pipeline-with-community


Campbell Brown – Why we must unite to close the STEM gender gap
https://www.the74million.org/article/campbell-brown-why-we-must-unite-to-close-the-stem-gender-gap


‘Man’s World’? Think again – Girls break into architecture field at STEM camp
http://www.newsherald.com/lifestyle/20160621/mans-world-think-again-girls-break-into-architecture-field-at-stem-camp


Shaun Robinson launches S.H.A.U.N. foundation to empower women and girls.

http://www.essence.com/2016/06/21/shaun-robinson-launches-foundation-empower-girls-women


Landing the It job before it was in
http://www.afcea.org/content/?q=Article-landing-it-job-it-was


I failed as a woman in STEM
http://freebeacon.com/culture/failed-woman-stem/


This is officially the best city in the world for women entrepreneurs
http://fortune.com/2016/06/22/new-york-women-entrepreneurs/


Brexit and National Women in Engineering Day
http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/bernadette-ballantyne/brexit-and-national-women-in-engineering-day_b_10609260.html


National Women in Engineering Day – “We need more female role models”
http://www.tctmagazine.com/tctblogs/laura-griffiths-blog/national-women-in-engineering-day-2016/
and
http://www.wearethecity.com/celebrating-national-women-engineering-day-23-june-2016/
and
http://www.yoursubseanews.com/dstl+%E2%80%93+supporting+national+women+in+engineering+day+2016_133663.html
and
http://www.eadt.co.uk/business/edf_energy_sizewell_b_team_supports_national_women_in_engineering_day_event_1_4590014


My god, it’s a woman
http://www.wearethecity.com/god-woman-city-eye/


Putting technology to good use by supporting women in STEM
http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/laura-wheeler/women-in-stem_b_10593368.html


Hirono promotes Hawai’i STEM opportunities
http://mauinow.com/2016/06/22/hirono-promotes-hawaii-stem-opportunities/


Female Rolls Royce engineer inspires future STEM talent in schools
http://www.eurekamagazine.co.uk/design-engineering-news/female-rolls-royce-engineer-inspires-future-stem-talent-in-schools/142468/


Why no-one wants to talk about workplace inequality
http://www.nydailynews.com/life-style/no-talk-workplace-inequality-article-1.2684259


Cracking the kode
http://www.laduenews.com/the-daily/cracking-the-kode/article_339cf623-5771-58b6-82d9-f9ac73ae6531.html


Women in STEM is necessary for an innovative and prosperous country
http://www.hilltimes.com/2016/06/23/women-in-stem-is-necessary-for-an-innovative-and-prosperous-country/71227


Montana Tech girls STEM camp encourages ‘Steminism‘  [I kind of like this term]
http://www.nbcmontana.com/news/ktvm/montana-tech-girls-stem-camp-encourages-steminism/27525153


What are you saying – Clair Cajka and Veronica Kim
http://www.newsobserver.com/news/local/community/durham-news/dn-opinion/article85056917.html


Black women in STEM speak out against discrimination
http://www.indianapolisrecorder.com/article_602f00bc-587a-5d36-b6de-2a830fecb034.html


4 things all women STEM grads should know before an interview
http://technical.ly/philly/2016/06/24/yvonne-chen-advice-women-tech-interviews/


Media release – Leading NASA engineer launches network for female students
http://www.allmediascotland.com/media-releases/118031/media-release-leading-nasa-engineer-launches-network-for-female-students/


Mac scientists awarded $15.7 million for research
http://www.thespec.com/news-story/6738759-mac-scientists-awarded-15-7-million-for-research/


Why I’m over getting girls to code
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/adda-birnir/why-im-over-getting-girls_b_10657252.html


WeAreTheCity features in MediaPlanet’s women in STEM campaign
http://www.wearethecity.com/wearethecity-features-mediaplanets-women-stem-campaign/

STEAM

Learning environments contract awarded to PCSV
http://gulfnewsjournal.com/stories/510898754-learning-environments-contract-awarded-to-pcsv


Rock school launching STEAM
http://www.alliednews.com/news/local_news/rock-schools-launching-steam/article_ce52dc3c-6860-53ad-bec6-1579d9a2624c.html


Full STEAM ahead as university invests £3m in PhD students
http://www.bqlive.co.uk/2016/06/20/full-steam-ahead-as-university-invests-3m-in-phd-students/


Meet the winners of the second annual New York City ’10 under 20 – young innovators to watch’ awards
http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/meet-the-winners-of-the-2nd-annual-new-york-city-10-under-20-young-innovators-to-watch-awards-300287018.html


Robotic Toys’ ability to strengthen STEAM skills in children will boost the global entertainment robots market through 2020 – reports Technavio
http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20160620005529/en/Robotic-Toys%E2%80%99-Ability-Strengthen-STEAM-Skills-Children


ASO announces 2016-2017 season
http://theind.com/article-23445-ASO-announces-2016-2017-season.html


Partnership and Collaboration
http://www.news.ucsb.edu/2016/016964/partnership-and-collaboration


Focus on the process not just the product
https://www.teachermagazine.com.au/article/focusing-on-the-process-not-just-the-product


Humans will work and live in Space within 25 years
http://www.spaceref.com/news/viewpr.html?pid=48945


MASH actor Alan Alda among speakers at Rome STEAM conference
http://www.uticaod.com/news/20160621/mash-actor-alan-alda-among-speakers-at-rome-steam-conference


Inspiring native youth to think about college
https://asunow.asu.edu/20160621-creativity-inspire-camp-native-american-youth

STUDENT RECRUITMENT

At tale of two campuses – US public universities recruiting more out-of-state students
https://www.timeshighereducation.com/blog/tale-two-campuses-us-public-universities-recruiting-more-out-state-students


Recruiting column – 10 recruiting facts most recruits don’t know
http://usatodayhss.com/2016/recruiting-column-10-recruiting-facts-most-recruits-dont-know


Corinthian Colleges used recruiting incentives, documents show
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/06/23/business/corinthian-colleges-used-recruiting-incentives-documents-show.html


More companies offering help with student loans as a recruiting tool, reveals survey
https://www.goodcall.com/news/companies-offer-financial-help-pay-off-student-loans-recruiting-tool-07751


Paine recruits high school students offering free college credits despite uncertain future
http://wjbf.com/2016/06/23/paine-recruits-high-school-students-offering-free-college-credits-despite-uncertain-future/


US public universities are recruiting more out-of-state students as they are willing to pay higher tuition
http://www.universityherald.com/articles/32517/20160624/u-s-universities-us-public-universities-out-of-state-students-university-of-connecticut-university-of-virginia-university-of-california-university-of-massachusetts-umass-amherst-students-ed.htm

 

COLLEGE FINANCES, GRANTS, ETC.

For-profit college fiasco: Why a watchdog needs a watchdog
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/06/22/upshot/for-profit-college-fiasco-why-a-watchdog-needs-a-watchdog.html?_r=0


America’s for-profit college watchdog might get shut down
http://fortune.com/2016/06/23/accrediting-council-recognition-vote/


Pell Grants for prisoners –  Obama to give inmates a second chance at college
http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2016/06/24/pell-grants-prisoners-obama-give-inmates-second-chance-college/86312598/


Sterling College receives $225,000 foundation grant to expand global field studies
http://www.vermontbiz.com/news/sterling-college-receives-225000-foundation-grant-expand-global-field-studies


A victory for affirmative action and for many colleges a sigh of relief
http://www.npr.org/sections/ed/2016/06/23/482781691/a-victory-for-affirmative-action-and-for-many-colleges-a-sigh-of-relief


Paine recruits high school students offering free college credits despite uncertain future
http://wjbf.com/2016/06/23/paine-recruits-high-school-students-offering-free-college-credits-despite-uncertain-future/


Reinvent of bust – An esteemed liberal arts college pushes for new revenue
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/grade-point/wp/2016/06/22/reinvent-or-bust-an-esteemed-liberal-arts-college-pushes-for-new-revenue/


This is Trump’s stance on student loans – and it could hurt poor students
http://college.usatoday.com/2016/06/22/this-is-trumps-stance-on-student-loans-and-it-could-hurt-poor-students/


White House plan to provide 12,000 inmates with federal grants for college courses
http://www.wsj.com/articles/white-house-plan-to-provide-12-000-inmates-with-federal-grants-for-college-courses-1466774399
and
http://news4sanantonio.com/news/nation-world/inmates-to-receive-education-grants-despite-law-prohibiting-it


Guide to college grants and how they differ from scholarships
https://www.nerdwallet.com/blog/loans/student-loans/grants-for-college/

 

WOMEN IN HIGHER EDUCATION

Millennial women will close the gender pay gap – and marketers are taking note
http://www.fastcompany.com/3060489/millennial-women-will-close-the-gender-pay-gap-and-marketers-are-taking-note


Exceptional women are being undervalued
http://city-press.news24.com/News/exceptional-women-are-being-undervalued-20160620


Amazing – Berber girls most affected by high illiteracy rate in Morocco
http://unpo.org/article/19267


In Morocco’s Atlas Mountains Berber girls find their way out of rural poverty – an education
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/jun/18/girls-poverty-school-university-morocco-africa


Dr. Jill Biden travels to Lima and Cusco, Peru to highlight girls’ education and women’s empowerment
https://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2016/06/20/dr-jill-biden-travels-lima-and-cusco-peru-highlight-girls-education-and


Women in the workforce – not yet a better balance
http://www.livemint.com/Opinion/ehA6VpaCCvOs0OjXfVKOZM/Women-in-the-workplace-Not-yet-a-better-balance.html


Brain tumor risk linked with higher education, study finds
http://www.livescience.com/55131-brain-tumors-linked-to-education-level.html
and
http://www.news-medical.net/news/20160621/University-education-linked-to-higher-risk-of-brain-tumor.aspx
and
http://www.parentherald.com/articles/50326/20160621/brain-tumor-risk-higher-education-connected.htm
and
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/06/160620221757.htm
and
http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2016/06/21/university-graduates-brain-tumour_n_10593192.html


Radical gender equality plan for Irish university
https://www.timeshighereducation.com/news/radical-gender-equality-plan-for-national-university-of-ireland-galway


Commission to offer gender equality advice for universities
http://www.sciencebusiness.net/news/79831/Commission-to-offer-gender-equality-advice-for-universities


‘Pinklining’ – How women of color are disproportionately by Wall Street’s predatory practices
http://www.salon.com/2016/06/23/pinklining_how_women_of_color_are_disproportionately_hurt_by_wall_streets_predatory_practices/


Education is the main cause of gender gap, say engineering professionals
http://www.thelondoneconomic.com/news/education/education-is-the-main-cause-of-gender-gap-say-engineering-professionals/23/06/


A second chance for an education
http://blog.ed.gov/2016/06/second-chance-education/

 

OTHER

Report – Fewer than two thirds graduate at most Wisconsin private colleges
http://www.jsonline.com/news/education/report-fewer-than-two-thirds-graduate-at-most-wisconsin-private-colleges-b99747701z1-383877721.html


Education for a jobless future – Are colleges preparing students for the workforce?
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/grade-point/wp/2016/06/21/education-for-a-jobless-future-are-colleges-preparing-students-for-the-workforce/


Texas A&M shows that affirmative action isn’t necessary
http://www.campusreform.org/?ID=7727


New Barnard College curriculum to teach its female students ‘how to think’
http://www.thecollegefix.com/post/27956/


A chance for an education
http://blog.ed.gov/2016/06/second-chance-education/


A victory for affirmative action and for many colleges a sigh of relief
http://www.npr.org/sections/ed/2016/06/23/482781691/a-victory-for-affirmative-action-and-for-many-colleges-a-sigh-of-relief


BREXIT result – What does it mean for the UK’s higher education sector and students?
http://www.independent.co.uk/student/news/eu-referendum-result-brexit-leave-remain-higher-education-sector-students-a7100106.html


How BREXIT impacts the higher-education sector
http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865656878/How-Brexit-impacts-the-higher-education-sector.html?pg=all


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.m

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