VIXEN WATCH FOR JULY 30, 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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PLEASE NOTE THAT VIXEN WATCH WILL NOT BE ISSUED NEXT WEEK, AUGUST 6, FOR PERSONAL REASONS (NOTHING WORRISOME!), BUT WILL RETURN AUGUST 13.  THERE IS A PLAN TO ISSUE A MINI VERSION ON
AUGUST 3, HOWEVER THAT IS NOT YET DEFINITE.
THANK YOU. 

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WE STILL HAVE A FEW MORE DAYS TO GO.
SO DON’T FORGET TO ADD YOUR COMMENT TO THE
“NOMINATE YOUR SCHOOL FOR #MYTOPCOLLEGE 2016 CHALLENGE”
WHICH ENDS MIDNIGHT AUGUST 3.

FORBES CHALLENGES US TO
“SHARE SOCIAL POSTS THAT SHOW OFF” OUR “SCHOOL SPIRIT AND, ESPECIALLY, WHAT IS MOST UNIQUE ABOUT” OUR SCHOOL.  

FOR MORE INFORMATION AND MORE IMPORTANTLY THE RULES AND GUIDELINES GO TO 
http://www.forbes.com/sites/larafishbane/2016/07/29/week-3-quality-rules-in-the-mytopcollege-competition-2016-for-the-crown/#7208ae5f7676

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MORE INFORMATION IN THE ALLUMNAE ALLIANCE SECTION BELOW

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DAVE MATTHEWS JUST RELEASED HIS 1996 SWEET BRIAR CONCERT ALBUM ‘LIVE AT SWEET BRIAR’ AND ALL NET PROCEEDS WILL GO TO SWEET BRIAR COLLEGE. YOU CAN ORDER A CD, MP3, OR FLAC; OR YOU CAN BUNDLE THE MUSIC WITH A COOL T-SHIRT.  CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO
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WHICH IS RIGHT BETWEEN ‘OTHER’ AND ‘EVENTS’.
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SWEET BRIAR NEWS

Sweet Briar College hopes to inspire high school girls to pursue engineering
http://wset.com/news/local/sweet-briar-college-hopes-to-inspire-high-school-girls-to-pursue-engineering


High school students explore engineering at Sweet Briar College
http://www.wdbj7.com/content/news/High-school-students-explore-engineering-at-Sweet-Briar-College-388591402.html
and
http://www.newsplex.com/content/news/388686162.html


The 20 best women’s colleges
http://www.bestcolleges.com/features/top-womens-colleges/


Dave Matthews Band releasing special Sweet Briar College show
http://www.nbc29.com/story/32514331/dave-matthews-band-releasing-special-sweet-briar-college-show
and
http://wset.com/news/local/dave-matthews-announces-live-album-release-to-benefit-sweet-briar-college
and
http://patch.com/virginia/burke/dave-matthews-release-recording-1996-solo-concert-sweet-briar-college


BLUR campers work hard and love every minute
http://sbc.edu/news/blur-campers-work-hard-and-love-every-minute/


Summer honors students use history to navigate a current policy debate
http://sbc.edu/news/summer-honors-students-use-history-to-navigate-a-current-policy-debate/


Engineering camp for high school girls fires imagination, future plans and quite a few circuits
http://sbc.edu/news/engineering-camp-for-high-school-girls-fires-imaginations-future-plans-and-quite-a-few-circuits/

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

SWEET BRIAR VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

SWEET BRIAR’S SWEET WEEK -Thank you Amy Leigh Campbell
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=knRtf9Ic9ao&feature=youtu.be


YOU CAN FIND INFORMATION ABOUT 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 Patricia Bressler Chatt
College tours inspire, support West Dallas nonprofit’s tutoring efforts (Sweet Briar student Rachel Gomez mentioned)
http://www.dallasnews.com/news/education/headlines/20160719-college-tours-inspire-support-west-dallas-nonprofit-s-tutoring-efforts.ece


Posted on Facebook by Edie McRee Bowles
A year after near closing Sweet Briar College is thriving
http://ideastations.org/radio/news/year-after-nearly-closing-sweet-briar-college-thriving


Submitted by Deirdre Conley
Beyond rehearsal for the real world
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/education/canadian-university-report/beyond-rehearsal-for-the-real-world/article26898209/

Do you shop on Amazon? Did you know a portion of your purchase could go toward SBC? Sign up for AmazonSmile and select “Sweet Briar College” as your charity!
https://smile.amazon.com/gp/chpf/about/ref=smi_se_abtpo_r_about_smi


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.


To get the most out of Sweet Briar’s alumnae network go to 

https://sweetbriar.alumnifire.com/

OLDIES BUT GOLDIES

Thanks to Lizbeth Kauffman and Norma Valentine
Sweet Briar College sees highest number of new applicants in 50 years
http://m.wdbj7.com/news/local/sweet-briar-college-sees-highest-number-of-new-applicants-in-50-years/37535980


LIBERAL ARTS

World insight – Designing experiential learning at Yale-NUS College
https://www.timeshighereducation.com/blog/world-insight-designing-experiential-learning-yale-nus-college


UND’s president Mark Kennedy talks collaboration with NDSU, role of liberal arts
http://www.grandforksherald.com/opinion/op-ed-columns/4080201-unds-president-mark-kennedy-talks-collaboration-ndsu-role-liberal-arts


Guest commentarty – The myth of the straight line
http://www.pantagraph.com/news/opinion/guest-commentary-the-myth-of-the-straight-line/article_c9179033-b3cd-59a3-a1c5-d74a2e122619.html


Redeemer University College in Ancaster ‘re-setting’ operations
http://www.hamiltonnews.com/news-story/6784028-redeemer-university-college-in-ancaster-re-setting-operations/


Revenge of the arts – why a liberal arts education pays off
http://www.macleans.ca/education/revenge-of-the-arts-why-a-liberal-arts-education-pays-off/


Martin University to share USA funds grants [to enhancing and expanding its Liberal Arts Plus model, promoting a ‘hybrid blend’]
http://www.insideindianabusiness.com/story/32540234/martin-university-to-share-in-usa-funds-grants


St. Kate’s leaders join national discussion on the value of liberal arts
https://www.stkate.edu/news-and-events/news/stkates-at-liberal-arts-illuminated


Student spotlight – Pre-med track with a twist
http://news.tulane.edu/news/student-spotlight-pre-med-track-twist


Drumpf, loans, and the liberal arts
https://www.insidehighered.com/views/2016/07/29/problem-trumps-proposal-student-loans-and-liberal-arts-essay


Liberal Arts demand and summer slide – The week’s most read education news
http://www.educationdive.com/news/liberal-arts-demand-and-summer-slide-the-weeks-most-read-education-news/423559/


Singapore – When engineers learn the arts
http://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/education/when-engineers-learn-the-arts

STEM

How to build a new brand of engineer
http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2016-07/vt-htb072516.php


What is STEM education?
http://journaltimes.com/news/opinion/editorial/what-is-stem-education/article_7b9e7d87-d1db-5eb5-95b2-9057ffd6fe09.html


YMCA hopes grant will bring science to after school programs
http://www.moultrieobserver.com/news/ga_fl_news/ymca-hopes-grant-will-bring-science-to-afterschool-programs/article_48fa0500-5359-11e6-aa8f-cb75efe03e3e.html


Tech groups prioritizing STEM efforts as immigration overhaul stalls
https://morningconsult.com/2016/07/27/tech-groups-prioritizing-stem-efforts-immigration-overhaul-stalls/

WOMEN IN STEM

Young women in Hawaii learn about STEM careers at PISCES workshop
https://www.newsrecord.co/young-women-hawaii-learn-stem-careers-pisces-workshop/
and
http://hawaiitribune-herald.com/news/local-news/reaching-stars


Review – Rise of the rocket girls – The women who propelled us, from missiles to the moon to mars, by Nathalia Holt
https://www.timeshighereducation.com/books/review-rise-of-the-rocket-girls-nathalia-holt-little-brown


Ireland – How to draw more women into STEM
http://www.irishtimes.com/news/science/how-to-draw-more-women-into-stem-1.2729542


Ghostbusters needed to show that black women can be scientists too
https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2016/jul/26/ghostbusters-black-women-scientists-leslie-jones
and
http://www.autostraddle.com/notes-from-a-queer-engineer-what-ghostbusters-gets-right-about-women-in-stem-346307/


Artificial intelligence camp bridges STEM gender gap
http://www.stanforddaily.com/2016/07/25/artificial-intelligence-camp-bridges-stem-gender-gap/
and
http://www.parentherald.com/articles/57010/20160726/artificial-intelligence-stem-education-can-ai-eliminate-gender-gap-stem-related-fields.htm


Africa – Miss. Africa announces $7,000 funding for African women in tech
http://footprint2africa.com/miss-africa-announces-7000-funding-african-women-tech/


How women are harassed out of science
http://www.theatlantic.com/science/archive/2016/07/how-women-are-harassed-out-of-science/492521/


Speak up – The factor that keeps women from pursuing STEM careers
http://www.businessrecord.com/Content/Default/-All-Latest-News/Article/SPEAK-UP-The-factor-that-keeps-women-from-pursuing-STEM/-3/248/74063


Afghanistan – This all-female coding school in Afghanistan is inspiring the younger gen. of STEM girls
http://girltalkhq.com/this-all-female-coding-school-in-afghanistan-is-inspiring-the-younger-gen-of-stem-girls/


‘Women of NASA’ Lego ideas proposal honors Mae Jemison, Sally Ride & more notable women in STEM
http://www.bustle.com/articles/174743-women-of-nasa-lego-ideas-proposal-honors-mae-jemison-sally-ride-more-notable-women-in
and
http://www.upworthy.com/you-may-not-have-heard-of-these-5-women-which-is-why-this-lego-set-needs-to-exist
and
http://www.beliefnet.com/inspiration/news/proposed-lego-set-will-honor-women-in-nasa.aspx


Why today’s girl scouts may become tomorrow’s engineers and scientists
http://www.dallasnews.com/business/technology/headlines/20160725-why-today-s-girl-scouts-may-become-tomorrow-s-engineers-and-scientists.ece


STEM news – Q&A with Emilia Cabrera High School senior and founder of ITGirls Club
http://www.washingtonexec.com/2016/07/stem-news-qa-emilia-cabrera-high-school-senior-founder-t-girls-club/#.V5ut-RUrLIU


New book is a beautiful tribute to the trailblazing ‘Women in Science’
https://geekdad.com/2016/07/women-in-science/


UK – Do companies actually believe in gender equality?
http://www.managementtoday.co.uk/companies-actually-believe-gender-equality/women-in-business/article/1403521


US universities see a rise in female STEM majors among international students
https://www.studyinternational.com/news/rise-in-female-stem-majors-among-international-students


Qualcomm (QCOM) enters $19.5 million gender discrimination settlement
http://www.streetinsider.com/Corporate+News/Qualcomm+(QCOM)+Enters+$19.5M+Gender+Discrimination+Settlement/11864255.html
and
http://www.theregister.co.uk/2016/07/28/qualcomm_stems_gender_lawsuit_with_us195_million/
and
http://www.hrdive.com/news/qualcomm-to-pay-195m-in-gender-discrimination-class-action-case/423455/


While my wife teared up when Hillary was nominated, my daughter was unimpressed. But that’s a good thing
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/john-a-tures/while-my-wife-teared-up-w_b_11217250.html


Attracting more women to study STEM in a world full of geek dude stereotypes
http://www.forbes.com/sites/michellecheng/2016/07/27/attracting-more-women-to-study-stem-in-a-world-full-of-geek-dude-stereotypes/#222b42a8463b


Ensuring women keep making STEM history
http://www.afcea.org/content/?q=Blog-ensuring-women-keep-making-stem-history


Gender inequality continues to plague employers of STEM workers
http://www.hrdive.com/news/gender-inequality-continues-to-plague-employers-of-stem-workers/423408/


France – In France hiring biases slightly favor women in male-dominated STEM fields
http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2016-07/aaft-ifh072516.php
and
http://www.science20.com/news_articles/in_france_there_is_stem_bias_too_against_men-177446


STEM education statistics 2016 – More foreign women enroll for program
http://www.universityherald.com/articles/35480/20160729/stem-education-statistics-2016-more-foreign-women-enrolls-program.htm


Girls Auto Clinic – Patrice Banks set to open woman-run repair shop catering to us
https://madamenoire.com/708116/girls-auto-clinic/


Infographic/ Linkedln analyzes millions of women in STEM profiles
http://www.wearethecity.com/linkedin-analyses-stem-profiles/


STEM academy for girls empowers young students
http://www.register-herald.com/news/stem-academy-for-girls-empowers-young-students/article_7ffd4446-337d-5028-90e0-9b44b5410f79.html

STEAM

Aldrin, Takei inspire astronauts of tomorrow at KSC
http://www.floridatoday.com/story/news/education/2016/07/23/buzz-aldrin-george-takei-astronauts/87494766/


Future teachers add art to make STEAM
http://www.reflector.com/News/2016/07/27/Future-teachers-add-art-to-make-STEAM.html


Stefanik announces STEAM app design competition for students
http://poststar.com/blogs/all_politics_is_local/stefanik-announces-steam-app-design-competition-for-students/article_33556cee-bd13-52a4-9739-33a982e8114b.html


The future of education is founded on AI, 3D Printing, and New Space Tech
http://www.engineering.com/3DPrinting/3DPrintingArticles.aspx


Think it up celebrates the power of student – teacher collaboration with first-ever national award for classroom innovation and excellence
https://www.yahoo.com/news/think-celebrates-power-student-teacher-collaboration-first-ever-130200150.html

STUDENT RECRUITMENT

Illinois budget woes spark UW recruitment full-court press
http://www.jsonline.com/news/education/illinois-budget-woes-spark-uw-recruitment-full-court-press-b99766353z1-388336951.html


Out-of-state students help bottom line at Ohio’s public universities
http://www.dispatch.com/content/stories/local/2016/07/27/out-of-state-students-help-ohio-universities-bottom-line.html


Taxpayers shouldn’t pay for unhappy students
http://time.com/4426095/college-loan-fraud/


The complicated process of adding diversity to the college syllabus
http://www.theatlantic.com/education/archive/2016/07/the-complicated-process-of-adding-diversity-to-the-college-syllabus/493643/


Giving students their day in court
http://thehill.com/blogs/congress-blog/education/289796-giving-students-their-day-in-court

COLLEGE FINANCES, GRANTS, ETC.

Wallace State awarded 415K grant helping disadvantaged students
http://cullmantoday.com/2016/07/23/wallace-state-awarded-415k-grant-helping-disadvantaged-students/


$1.8 Million in education grants awarded to South Texas colleges
http://www.krgv.com/story/32522944/vela-announces-18-million-in-education-grants-for-south-texas-colleges
and
http://www.caller.com/news/education/local/vela-18m-to-benefit-south-texas-colleges-38787bc7-08d4-2f89-e053-0100007f4954-388183482.html


University’s $1.98 M grant aims to get disadvantaged students to college
https://www.stgeorgeutah.com/news/archive/2016/07/25/universitys-1-98m-grant-aims-to-get-disadvantaged-kids-to-college/#.V5t7exUrLIU


Federal grant aims to get more low income Maine kids into college
http://news.mpbn.net/post/federal-grant-aims-get-more-low-income-maine-kids-college#stream/0


Columbia College receives $100 grant
http://www.thecolumbiastar.com/news/2016-07-29/Front_Page/Columbia_College_receives_100k_grant.html


Will the democrats’ free college tuition plan really work?
http://time.com/money/4423584/debt-free-college-investment-cory-booker-dnc/


USA funds awards nearly $2.3 million to promote minority student success
http://www.econotimes.com/USA-Funds-awards-nearly-$23-million-to-promote-minority-student-success-240772


Columbia College receives $100,000 Melon Foundation grant
http://www.gsabusiness.com/news/education/columbia-college-receives-100000-mellon-foundation-grant/
and
http://wach.com/news/education/columbia-college-receives-100000-grant-for-liberal-arts


Gene and Roz Chaiken expand existing Trustee Scholarship
http://news.psu.edu/story/418737/2016/07/28/giving/gene-and-roz-chaiken-expand-existing-trustee-scholarship


Damming student debt – one Liberal Arts College’s approach
http://chronicle.com/article/Video-Damming-Student-Debt-/237276?cid=rc_right


How do I apply for college grant?
http://nj1015.com/how-do-i-apply-for-college-grants/

WOMEN IN HIGHER EDUCATION

Limbaugh laments that women used to go to college “To meet [their] husband”, but “all of that got blown up” by feminism
https://mediamatters.org/video/2016/07/27/limbaugh-laments-women-used-go-college-meet-their-husband-all-got-blown-feminism/211953


Invisibilia – No one thought this all-women’s debate team could crush it
http://www.npr.org/sections/goatsandsoda/2016/07/29/487360094/invisibilia-no-one-thought-this-all-womans-debate-team-could-crush-it


NBC News’ Andrea Mitchell talks Penn Life, media career
http://www.thedp.com/article/2016/07/andrea-mitchell-q-and-add


China – Southwest China sees progress in women and children’s development
http://www.womenofchina.cn/womenofchina/html1/news/action/1607/2368-1.htm


Iraq – Iraqi leadership group in Costa Mesa to promote higher education for women
http://www.ocregister.com/articles/women-723605-iraqi-kassim.html


Canada – Canadian male graduates earn 44 per cent more than women
https://www.timeshighereducation.com/news/canadian-male-graduates-earn-44-cent-more-women


Vanguard University aids effort to help women become university leaders in Iraq
http://www.latimes.com/socal/daily-pilot/news/tn-dpt-me-iraqi-scholars-20160722-story.html


The invisible labor of women’s studies
http://www.theatlantic.com/education/archive/2016/07/the-invisible-emotional-labor-in-womens-studies/493064/


India – More girls studying in India, but 84% drop out after graduation
http://indianewengland.com/2016/07/girls-studying-india-84-percent-drop-graduation/


Alzheimers not more likely in women
http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/866704


Editorial – Sure Michelle and Hillary are successful women, but the gender wage gap still looms large
http://ottawacitizen.com/opinion/editorials/editorial-sure-michelle-and-hillary-are-successful-women-but-the-gender-wage-gap-still-looms-large


MSU project manager attends summer institute dedicated to advancing women leaders
http://www.montana.edu/news/16288/msu-project-manager-attends-summer-institute-dedicated-to-advancing-women-leaders


Oxford College apologises over sexist ‘tone’ of dinner invitation
https://www.timeshighereducation.com/news/oxford-college-apologises-over-sexist-tone-dinner-invitation


Hillary Clinton’s nomination is a victory for smart girls
http://www.cosmopolitan.com/politics/news/a62063/hillary-clinton-smart-girls/


Guest opinion – The proof is in the paycheck – for now..
http://www.businessrecord.com/Content/Opinion/Opinion/Article/Guest-Opinion-The-proof-is-in-the-paycheck-for-now/168/963/74064


Internal promotion at Asian universities ‘works against women’
https://www.timeshighereducation.com/news/internal-promotion-asian-universities-works-against-women


Bay Path University president Carol Leary shares stories of women’s success through education
http://www.masslive.com/living/index.ssf/2016/07/bay_path_university_president_carol_leary_shares_stories_of_womens_success_through_education.html

COLLEGE EQUESTRIAN NEWS

Collegiate riding – Equestrian remains as NCAA emerging sport
http://www.nj.com/horsenews/2016/07/equestrian_to_stay_on_ncaa_eme.html

COLLEGE SUSTAINABILITY AND AGRICULTURE

“Farm to Table” dinner at Lake Erie College highlights local chefs, farmers
http://www.news-herald.com/general-news/20160725/farm-to-table-dinner-at-lake-erie-college-highlights-local-chefs-farmers


Monroe County Community College considers considers launching ag courses
http://www.monroenews.com/news/20160725/monroe-county-community-college-considers-launching-ag-courses


SH College to hold pulse expo
http://www.newindianexpress.com/cities/kochi/SH-College-to-hold-pulse-expo/2016/07/29/article3552050.ece
and
http://www.nyoooz.com/kochi/556981/sh-college-to-hold-pulse-expo
and
http://www.nyoooz.com/kochi/556814/organic-vegetable-farming-to-take-over-the-rooftop


Educators brainstorm new models for teaching sustainable agriculture
http://www.capradio.org/articles/2016/07/26/educators-brainstorm-new-models-for-teaching-sustainable-agriculture/

OTHER

Closing the gap between college career services and employers
http://www.bentley.edu/prepared/closing-gap-between-college-career-services-employers


Graduates gain experience through internships
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20160727/submitted/160729090/


A historic down payment – Unpacking a record alumni arts give
http://www.insidephilanthropy.com/home/2016/7/27/a-historic-down-payment-unpacking-a-record-alumni-arts-give.html#


Thomas More College enrollment soaring to 46-year high [if they can do Sweet Briar can do it]
http://www.wcpo.com/news/insider/thomas-more-college-enrollment-soars-to-46-year-high


UK – PM Theresa May takes aim at students as she tackle migrant crisis
http://www.express.co.uk/news/politics/692596/PM-Theresa-May-takes-aim-students-tackles-migrant-crisis


UK – Brexit – Universities must redouble efforts to seek new students and research funding from further afield, says expert
http://www.express.co.uk/news/politics/692596/PM-Theresa-May-takes-aim-students-tackles-migrant-crisis


UK – Women are being sent tampons and pads in the post and people are confused
http://www.walesonline.co.uk/news/education/women-being-sent-tampons-pads-11660601


What college freshmen are reading
http://www.npr.org/sections/ed/2016/07/19/486622777/what-college-freshmen-are-reading

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/


JULY 30

The Sweet Briar Alumnae Club of New York City cordially invites all alumnae, current and incoming students, and their parents to a Sweet Briar Back-to-School Potluck Picnic

Saturday, July 30, 2016
12:00 – 3:00 p.m.

Central Park
Sheep Meadow
Hosted by: The New York City Alumnae Club

Rain Location:
The home of Sara Buttine Parsatoon `11
433 West 24th Street, Apt 3F
New York, NY 10011

Please RSVP by July 23rd to
Debby Willis `11
deborahewillis@gmail.com
914-450-0368

Gather your family and friends to celebrate the start of another year!
Please bring your picnic gear and favorite picnic dish.
Place settings will be provided.
Look for the pink and green balloons for our spot in the meadow!
See the the map below to help you find the meadow in the park!


AUGUST 14SUNDAY, AUGUST 14 AT 12:30 PM
158 HEARTLAND DR. PITTSBORO, NC 27312 – 7899
THE SWEET BRIAR COLLEGE – NORTH CAROLINA TRIANGLE ALUMNAE CLUB CORDIALLY INVITES ALUMNAE, STUDENTS, FAMILIES, AND THEIR
GUESTS TO A SWEET SEND-OFF BRUNCH. A BACK-TO-SCHOOL CELEBRATION TO KICK OFF THE START OF THE NEW ACADEMIC YEAR AT SBC HONORING STUDENTS AND THEIR FAMILIES.

RSVP by August 11th to Jill Triana ’99 at jtriana76@gmail.com
or 919-423-7780. If you would like to carpool or need a ride, please indicate your location along with your RSVP.


AUGUST 18

The Triangle Area Alumni Clubs of Sweet Briar College & Hampden-Sydney College invite you to join us for a networking happy hour gathering. Bring your business cards and network with your brothers and sisters! Join us!

RSVP by August 15th on this event page, or to Acacia Salazar, SBC ’15, at acacia.salazar@gmail.com or (336) 404-1455.


OCTOBER 20

Please Join RVA SBC Alumnae Club as we welcome Dr Lynn Rainville, Reserach Professor and Director of the Tusculum Institute, to Richmond to hear her speak on “Sweet Briar Founders: What’s Past is Prologue.” Registration begins at 11:30am. The program will last from 12-1pm.

Lunch Cost: $20 (includes lunch and program)

We will be selling Dr Rainville’s book, “Sweet Briar College” for $25! You’ll be able to pick it up and get it autographed at the lunch. Reserve your copy today!
*If you are unable to attend the lunch but would still like an autograph, please let us know and we will get an autographed copy to you.

You can use the links below to PayPal funds for Lunch and Book, or mail checks to 8602 Lonepine Rd, Henrico VA 23294. Please RVSP by emailing rva.sbcalumnae@gmail.com

Order Book by: Wednesday, September 21st:
(click link to order your copy)
https://www.paypal.me/SBCAlumnaeRVA/25

RSVP for Lunch Spot by: Monday, October 17th:
(click link pay and reserve spot)
https://www.paypal.me/SBCAlumnaeRVA/20

VIXENS HELPING VIXENS

Temma Clark -Braverman
Hey everybody. My father died unexpectedly a week ago. A friend of my sister’s set up a gofund me for my mother for my dad’s final expenses etc. If you would be willing to donate or share or anything, I would really appreciate it. Thanks
https://www.gofundme.com/mikeyclarkbraverma


Please help fellow Vixen Cassandra Thomas Sheehan who has developed a mass in her cranium and will have to undergo an open craniotomy for a biopsy.  Please go to https://www.gofundme.com/2b7kjtjc , read her story and help if you can. Thank you!
UPDATE:
From her roommate Katie Clarkson Robertson – This just in from cassie’s Mom “Just got home The surgery went well. It took 4hour instead of 5 and she.looked very good when we left.” HOORAY!  Please remember that she is not out of the woods, yet, and the bills are still coming in.



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VIXEN WATCH FOR JULY 30, 2016

VIXEN WATCH FOR JULY 23, 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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 DON’T FORGET TO ADD YOUR COMMENT TO THE “NOMINATE YOUR SCHOOL FOR #MyTopCollege 2016 CHALLENGE WHICH ENDS MIDNIGHT AUGUST 3.
FORBES CHALLENGES US TO “SHARE SOCIAL POSTS THAT SHOW OFF” OUR “SCHOOL SPIRIT AND, ESPECIALLY, WHAT IS MOST UNIQUE ABOUT” OUR SCHOOL.  
FOR MORE INFORMATION AND MORE IMPORTANTLY THE RULES AND GUIDELINES GO TO 
http://www.forbes.com/sites/cartercoudriet/2016/07/08/nominate-your-school-for-mytopcollege-2016/#70fe20fb6fe9

FORBES USES MULTIPLATFORMS THIS YEAR USING TWITTER, FACEBOOK, INSTAGRAM, VINE, AND PINTEREST AS LONG AS WE USE #MyTopCollege AND SWEET BRIAR’S TWITTER HANDLE @Sweetbriaredu
AND PLEASE MAKE SURE YOUR ACCOUNTS ARE SET TO PUBLIC WHEN YOU POST. 

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TERESA TOMLINSON IS CURRENTLY BUSY MAKING THE ROUNDS ON RADIO SHOWS PROMOTING SWEET BRIAR. LISTEN TO WVTF TO HEAR WHAT SHE HAS TO SAY.
SWEET BRIAR COLLEGE CONTINUES TO GROW AFTER ATTEMPTED CLOSURE
http://wvtf.org/post/sweet-briar-college-continues-grow-after-attempted-closure#stream/0

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DAVE MATTHEWS JUST RELEASED HIS 1996 SWEET BRIAR CONCERT ALBUM ‘LIVE AT SWEET BRIAR’ AND ALL NET PROCEEDS WILL GO TO SWEET BRIAR COLLEGE. YOU CAN ORDER A CD, MP3, OR FLAC; OR YOU CAN BUNDLE THE MUSIC WITH A COOL T-SHIRT.  CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO
http://davematthewsband.shop.musictoday.com/Dept.aspx?cp=1_82179

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 PLEASE CHECK OUT THIS WEEK’S
‘VIXENS HELPING VIXENS’
WHICH IS RIGHT BETWEEN ‘OTHER’ AND ‘EVENTS’.
A FEW OF OUR FELLOW VIXENS ARE IN NEED FOR SOME ASSISTANCE. 

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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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IF YOU HAVE AN EVENT YOU WOULD LIKE ME TO POST PLEASE SEND YOUR REQUEST TO THE COMMENT BOX. THANK YOU. :-)

SWEET BRIAR NEWS

Job offer – Director of Sweet Briar Fund/ Annual Giving
https://www.philanthropy.com/jobs/0000323657-01


Summer archaeological dig takes junior halfway around the world
http://sbc.edu/news/summer-archaeology-dig-takes-junior-halfway-around-the-world/


Sweet Briar alumna – Free clinic installs new board member
http://www.tidewaternews.com/2016/07/19/free-clinic-installs-new-board-member/
and
http://www.suffolknewsherald.com/2016/07/19/saunders-joins-wtfc-board/


Dave Matthews Band releases recording of 1996 solo concert at Sweet Briar College
All net proceeds will be donated to Sweet Briar
http://sbc.edu/news/dave-matthews-band-releases-recording-of-1996-solo-concert-at-sweet-briar-college/
and
http://wina.com/news/064460-dmb-releasing-cd-to-benefit-sweet-briar/
and
http://www.richmond.com/news/article_83dedaad-81a3-51a6-8bbd-3816dd28b24a.html
and
http://www.dailyprogress.com/entertainment/music/dave-matthews-band-releasing-live-sweet-briar-recording-from/article_371d4f3a-5035-11e6-98f3-7f1a04ad291d.html
and
http://www.wdbj7.com/content/news/Dave-Matthews-Band-releases-recording-at-Sweet-Briar-College–387959872.html


Vixen Tennis Team and six players earn ITA academic awards
http://vixenathletics.com/general/2015-16/releases/20160722mefido

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

OBITUARIES

Dallis Johnson “Dilly” Jones
http://www.hartsmort.com/fh/print.cfm?type=obituary&o_id=3760566&fh_id=11723

SWEET BRIAR VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

YOU CAN FIND INFORMATION ABOUT THE DIFFERENT WAYS TO VOLUNTEER FOR SWEET BRIAR.
HTTP://OLDWEB.SBC.EDU/ALUMDEV/VOLUNTEER

SUBMITTED BY MEMBERS OF THE SWEET BRIAR COMMUNITY

Forwarded via email by Kathy “KP” Papandimitriou ’84
Summer Camp at Sweet Briar Updates
FAREWELL:
Mid-Atlantic Middle School Strings Camp
Babcock’s halls rang last week with the sound of young people and their music. The 135 campers in Mid-Atlantic Middle School Strings enjoyed a pizza party, ice cream social and game night in addition to daily practices. The week ended with a performance on Saturday for friends and family.

WHO’S ON CAMPUS THIS WEEK:

UVa’s Young Writers Workshop
July 3-24 (Session 2)
In their final week at Sweet Briar, the young writers will be busy preparing and presenting their creative works. The group of 85 campers can be found working in the library, quad and in Prothro.

Parkhurst Dining
July 20-21
We are happy to welcome the general managers of Parkhurst Dining to campus for two days of meetings and training. Please share a warm Sweet Briar welcome. Our Parkhurst guests will be staying at the inn and Green Village.

Central Virginia United Futsal
July 18-21
We are delighted to welcome Central Virginia United Futsal participants this week. They will be in the Fitness and Athletics Center from 5:30 and 7:30 p.m. Monday though Thursday perfecting their skills in futsal, an indoor form of soccer.

Have a great week!
Cathy Cash Mays ’84
Director of Hospitality
cdmays@sbc.edu
Ext. 6448


Posted on Facebook by Jen Phelbs Staton (Sweet Briar is on page 46)
http://infographics.economist.com/2015/college-ranking/index.html?n&w=595


Posted on Facebook by Sweet Briar College
Music professor Jeff Jones and Sweet Briar are featured in the latest issue of PUPN: Private University Magazine. Read the story http://pupnmag.com/media/Digital_Magazine/2016/0716/#?page=8


Posted on Facebook by Brendy Reiter Hantzes and Sweet Briar College Admissions
Empty Nesters share advise for parents of college freshman
https://www.buzzfeed.com/discoverstudentloans/empty-nesters-share-advice-for-parents-of-college-freshmen?utm_term=.twv2Xg3NGx#.rpX6lbV7n3

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.


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Dear Sweet Briar Alumnae,
Thank you for helping us collectively reach the first milestone in our fundraising goals for Sweet Briar College! We are pleased to provide you with your decade’s final fiscal year end participation rates. Participation in annual giving is a key indicator to potential corporate and foundation donors as well as to college ranking agencies. Your care and contributions are vital to those efforts and we are so grateful for your support.
And the winners are…
We are pleased to confirm the Class of 1966 finished out the year with the largest amount of annual giving of all the Reunion classes and is the recipient of the Nancy Dowd Burton Award with a total of $1,271,291 in unrestricted gifts and the Centennial Award with a total of $1,902,854 in giving to all funds.  Remarkably, they increased their participation rate from June 1 to June 30 by 15.8%, going from 28.8% to 44.6%. However, the Class of 1968 had the largest increase during that period with a jump of 16.7%. We are so grateful to both of these classes, whose dedication personifies the rallying spirit our alumnae demonstrated in this class challenge.
Equally remarkable are the efforts of three other classes, all of whom are non-Reunion classes who made unrestricted gifts totaling more than $1 million. These three classes’ participation, along with the tremendous participation from all classes in fiscal year 2016, demonstrate that the paradigm of giving is shifting to meet Sweet Briar’s financial needs.
Congratulations to the following classes on these tremendous accomplishments:
        1960 with gifts totaling $1,432,338 (with the highest non-Reunion gift),
        1972 with gifts totaling $1,362,464, and
        1975 with gifts totaling $1,398,440.

Most importantly, every gift was a significant gift as we witnessed our participation levels rise and our overall fundraising dollars exceeded our fiscal year requirements.   When we called on you to help the College meet its goals, you rose to the challenge! We are so grateful for and overwhelmed by the power of our alumnae and other s

upporters.
Here’s how the classes of the 1980s stack up against each other:
 
Class Year
Participation Rate
Ranking
1980
27.4%
3
1981
22.5%
8
1982
22.7%
7
1983
31.1%
2
1984
25.0%
4
1985
22.9%
6
1986
36.5%
1
1987
18.9%
9
1988
24.4%
5
1989
18.4%
10
Well done to all classes in the 1980s! You inspire us with all that you have accomplished. Your class officers and fund agents will be sharing your dollars raised. To re-invigorate you at the beginning of this fiscal year, we issue this challenge: exceed your participation from last year, and take us to the next goal. We know that you will help get us there. You will pave Sweet Briar’s path to sustainability.
Please click here to view a special message of thanks from President Phil Stone here in case you missed it on June 30. You can also read an article about the fundraising accomplishments of the 2016 fiscal year here. Mary Pope and I, along with the entire Office of Alumnae Relations and Development, echo President Stone’s words of gratitude. We could not have reached our fundraising goals this year without you, and for that we are forever grateful.
Gratefully,
Kathy “kp” Papadimitriou ’84
Director of Alumnae Relations and the Sweet Briar Fund

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To get the most out of Sweet Briar’s alumnae network go to
https://sweetbriar.alumnifire.com/

OLDIES BUT GOLDIES

Thanks to Lenora Farrington – Sarrouf
Numbers at Sweet Briar bode well
http://infographics.economist.com/2015/college-ranking/index.html?n&w=595


Thanks to Ellen Appperson Brown
Thoughts on Women’s Colleges
http://www.educatedquest.com/thoughts-womens-colleges/


LIBERAL ARTS

Goal of money management is freedom of choice
http://www.startribune.com/goal-of-money-management-is-freedom-of-choice/386897851/


Lesson Learned
http://www.nwherald.com/2016/07/18/lessons-learned-the-paths-we-take/a4bxcds/


Meet the CLT, a test wholly unlike the SAT or Common Core
http://news.heartland.org/newspaper-article/2016/07/18/meet-clt-test-wholly-unlike-sat-or-common-core


Columbia and Barnard are the latest schools to drop SAT and ACT requirements
http://college.usatoday.com/2016/07/18/columbia-and-barnard-are-the-latest-schools-to-drop-sat-and-act-requirements/


The humanist factor
http://www.bucknell.edu/communications/bucknell-magazine/recent-issues/summer-2016/the-humanist-factor.html?utm_source=roller&utm_medium=web&utm_campaign=pr


Liberal arts or business education?  Both, say deans
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/grade-point/wp/2016/07/21/liberal-arts-or-business-education-both-deans-say/


The importance of humanities at Iowa
http://now.uiowa.edu/2016/07/importance-humanities-iowa
and
http://www.press-citizen.com/story/news/education/university-of-iowa/2016/07/21/harreld-humanities-remain-central-ui-mission/87400688/


Teaching to think
http://americamagazine.org/issue/teaching-think


Why tech industries are demanding more liberal arts graduates
http://www.educationdive.com/news/why-tech-industries-are-demanding-more-liberal-arts-graduates/423093/

STEM

4 educators’ keys to connecting STEM and Social Studies
https://thejournal.com/articles/2016/07/21/4-educators-keys-to-connecting-stem-and-social-studies.aspx


Is a focus on STEM causing the U.S. to abandon teaching history?
http://www.educationworld.com/a_news/focus-stem-causing-us-abandon-teaching-history-558787054


Get to them early  – A nice pot of grants for teaching STEM in elementary schools
http://www.insidephilanthropy.com/home/2016/7/19/get-to-them-early-a-nice-pot-of-grants-for-teaching-stem-in.html

WOMEN IN STEM

Knowles inspires high school women in engineering students with an exclusive behind the scene experience
http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20160719006427/en/Knowles-Inspires-High-School-Women-Engineering-Students


Ghostbuster’s Kate McKinnon, X-Files, & why prominent female characters are important
http://www.hitfix.com/harpy/ghostbusters-kate-mckinnon-x-files-why-prominent-female-characters-are-important


INDIA – Spotlight on women scientists
http://www.thehindu.com/news/cities/bangalore/spotlight-on-women-scientists/article8861157.ece


Remarks of Dr. Jill Biden at a Girls Can Code graduation ceremony as prepared for delivery
http://www.newsroomamerica.com/story/586078/remarks_of_dr._jill_biden_at_a_girls_can_code_graduation_ceremony_as_prepared_for_delivery.html


Google celebrates world emoji day with gender diversity
https://www.inverse.com/article/18399-google-women-emoji-world-emoji-day


How generation Z females could be the answer to tech’s gender diversity problem
https://techcrunch.com/2016/07/17/how-generation-z-females-could-be-the-answer-to-techs-gender-diversity-problem/


British Gas launches women in tech network
http://www.computerweekly.com/news/450300495/British-Gas-launches-women-in-tech-network


Encouraging women’s confidence in math skills could increase the percentage of women in the STEM workforce
http://www.educationworld.com/a_news/how-encouraging-womens-confidence-math-skills-can-increase-percentage-women-stem452626744


Will the new Ghostbuster movie help address the lack of women in STEM
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/phil-simon/will-the-new-ghostbusters_b_11057798.html


Local American Association of University Women branch sends record number of girls to STEM camp
http://www.noozhawk.com/article/local_american_association_of_university_women_branch_sends_record_number_o


ATT announces $250,000 to support all star code summer program
http://www.justmeans.com/blog/att-announces-250000-to-support-all-star-code-summer-stem-program


Authors have ideas about helping girls succeed in science, tech, math
http://www.brentwoodhomepage.com/authors-have-ideas-about-helping-girls-succeed-in-science-tech-math-cms-27610#.V5JPbBUrLIU


More female international students pursue STEM degrees at U.S. universities
http://www.usnews.com/education/best-colleges/articles/2016-07-19/more-female-international-students-pursue-stem-degrees-at-us-universities


Women in engineering – learning from the past
http://www.globalrailnews.com/2016/07/19/women-in-engineering-learning-from-the-past/


First Capital’s Hazel Moore – Tech industry’s misogynistic image needs to change to attract more women to fintech
http://www.cbronline.com/news/verticals/the-boardroom/firstcapitals-hazel-moore-tech-industrys-misogynistic-image-needs-to-change-to-attract-more-women-to-fintech-4954170


Lena Dunham’s newsletter is celebrating women in a way it never has before
http://aplus.com/a/lenny-letter-partnership-with-ge


Solar car challenge opens doors for young women in STEM
http://www.dallasnews.com/news/education/headlines/20160719-solar-car-challenge-opens-doors-for-young-women-in-stem.ece


STEM education ‘key to regional prosperity’
http://tradearabia.com/news/EDU_310713.html


Really?  You don’t look like a scientist
https://www.researchgate.net/blog/post/really-you-dont-look-like-a-scientist


Hacking the gender gap – Why the tech industry needs more women
http://blogs.cfr.org/women-around-the-world/2016/07/20/hacking-the-gender-gap-why-the-tech-industry-needs-more-women/


Girls who code – Brightening the future for women in tech
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/tricia-barlow/girls-who-code-brightenin_b_11085052.html


Female PM welcomed but there’s still a lot of diversity work to do
http://www.yorkshirepost.co.uk/news/female-pm-welcomed-but-there-s-still-a-lot-of-diversity-work-to-do-1-8025152


Tech Trek promotes science for girls
http://www.pressofatlanticcity.com/education/tech-trek-promotes-science-for-girls/article_2200e128-4eb6-11e6-9b1b-9f3eab32fb43.html


Let’s make this awesome women of NASA LEGO set happen
http://www.themarysue.com/lego-women-of-nasa/
and
http://qz.com/738531/lego-could-make-figurines-to-honor-nasas-female-astronauts-and-scientists/


Women still at a disadvantage when it comes to securing tech roles
https://www.thehrdirector.com/business-news/diversity_and_equality/women-still-at-a-disadvantage-when-it-comes-to-securing-tech-roles/


Energy industry requires more women
http://www.energyglobal.com/downstream/refining/21072016/Energy-industry-requires-more-women-3751/


Patents, not sexism, may be reason women lag in venture capital
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-07-21/patents-not-sexism-may-be-reason-women-lag-in-venture-capital


Calculus steers women away from STEM
http://www.usnews.com/news/articles/2016-07-21/calculus-steers-women-away-from-stem


Friday opinuendo – on service, civic muscle, skies, and more
http://www.twincities.com/2016/07/22/friday-opinuendo-on-service-civic-muscle-skies-and-more/


US Deputy Secretary of Energy calls for more young people and women in green industry
http://www.bioenergy-news.com/display_news/10794/US_Deputy_Secretary_of_Energy_calls_for_more_young_people_and_women_in_green_industry/


Dissecting the patent gap
http://www.fastcompany.com/3062076/dissecting-the-patent-gap


Showing girls the way to career in STEM
http://www.miamiherald.com/news/local/education/article91158562.html


Low math confidence discourages female students from pursuing STEM disciplines
http://www.sciencemag.org/careers/2016/07/low-math-confidence-discourages-female-students-pursuing-stem-disciplines


These ‘Electric Girls’ build things, soldering for a love of STEM
http://www.nola.com/southern-girls/2016/07/stem_new_orleans_electric_girl.html


Who is Anne Holton, Tim Kaine’s wife?  She is a dedicated Virginia leader.  Promotes STEM
http://www.bustle.com/articles/174329-who-is-anne-holton-tim-kaines-wife-shes-a-dedicated-virginia-leader


Women in Tech – Jane Silber, CEO of Canonical
http://www.tomshardware.com/news/women-tech-jane-silber-canonical,32265.html

STEAM

Boy Scout amendment takes effect – Fayette commission pleased
http://www.register-herald.com/news/boy-scout-amendment-takes-effect—-fayette-commission/article_32224ccd-9126-5000-ba42-1f07bf102c1d.html
and
http://www.register-herald.com/news/boy-scout-amendment-a-win-win-for-tax-revenue/article_3b04d4d3-ca87-51e6-9e37-ecaca421314c.html


To learn science, technology, engineering, arts, and math, Raytown students will launch a satellite
http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/article90588827.html


New age electronics team with littleBits to deliver interactive educational products to US retailers and educators
http://www.nasdaq.com/press-release/new-age-electronics-teams-with-littlebits-to-deliver-interactive-educational-products-to-us-20160720-00757

STUDENT RECRUITMENT

The future of professional engineers – recruitment  [through internships]
http://www.csemag.com/single-article/the-future-of-professional-engineers-recruitment/5682958bbaec44dc4b8acba1c2fd308a.html


Cost Effective Student Recruitment Events – Thailand, Burma, Vietnam
http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/cost-effective-student-recruitment-events—thailand-burma-vietnam-300301937.html

COLLEGE FINANCES, GRANTS, ETC.

U of A TRIO Talent Search federal funding renews for five years
http://news.uark.edu/articles/34930/u-of-a-trio-talent-search-programs-federal-funding-renewed-for-five-years


College support programs receive federal funding
http://www.dailyastorian.com/Local_News/20160720/college-support-programs-receive-federal-funding


Study – Private colleges up tuition discounts
http://www.usnews.com/education/best-colleges/paying-for-college/articles/2016-07-18/study-private-colleges-up-tuition-discounts


MASS. consortium receives $4M training grant
http://saugus.wickedlocal.com/news/20160718/mass-consortium-receives-4m-training-grant
and
http://www.whav.net/cms/northern-essex-shares-4-million-federal-training-grant/


Joe Nathan column – Full 2-year Minnesota college grants still available
http://hometownsource.com/2016/07/20/joe-nathan-column-full-2-year-minnesota-college-grants-still-available/


Proposed student finance regulations may hamper small institutions
http://www.brookings.edu/blogs/brown-center-chalkboard/posts/2016/07/18-student-finance-regulations-hamper-small-institutions-kelchen


Report – Small borrowers most likely to default on college loans
http://host.madison.com/ct/news/local/education/university/report-small-borrowers-most-likely-to-default-on-college-loans/article_bd430188-1437-5b7d-9ee0-cd75a23073b0.html


‘Nova history department gets $10 million grant
http://www.philly.com/philly/education/20160721__Nova_history_department_gets__10_million_grant.html


Hartwick College closes historic fundraising campaign [they do not mention the time frame]
http://www.hartwick.edu/news/hartwick-college-closes-historic-fundraising-campaign/


Two state colleges to merge into one to combat financial obstacles
http://www.wptz.com/news/two-state-colleges-to-merge-into-one-to-combat-financial-obstacles/40827576


Talent search program receives $415,000 grant to help area students
http://www.cullmantimes.com/news/talent-search-program-receives-grant-to-help-area-students/article_f5823376-503c-11e6-9974-fb2b5fb03f89.html


Raising funds for 10 female students for college
Prancing Ponies Foundation gearing up for first all-female Ferrari rally in the U.S.
http://www.marketwired.com/press-release/prancing-ponies-foundation-gearing-up-for-first-all-female-ferrari-rally-in-the-us-2144638.htm


Student loan debt crisis is overblown.  The real problem is college completion rates
http://www.vox.com/2016/7/22/12254046/myths-higher-education-crisis-debt-loans-free-tuition


Albert Lepage to gift $10 million to Villanova University
http://www.bakingbusiness.com/articles/news_home/Business/2016/07/Albert_Lepage_to_gift_$10_mill.aspx?ID=%7B2748A834-68E4-444F-A9AE-5EF3596589B8%7D&cck=1

WOMEN IN HIGHER EDUCATION

Sexism is stressing women out at work, says unsurprising study
http://www.bustle.com/articles/173027-sexism-is-stressing-women-out-at-work-says-unsurprising-study


UK – More than 100,000 women applied to UK universities compared to men this year – UCAS
https://www.studyinternational.com/news/more-than-100000-women-applied-to-uk-universities-compared-to-men-this-year-ucas


Women are too often actively sidelined against
https://www.timeshighereducation.com/blog/women-are-too-often-actively-sidelined-against-their-will


Khan – Women in Santa Clara County lag in wages, education
http://www.mercurynews.com/opinion/ci_30145987/khan-women-santa-clara-county-lag-wages-education


Female salary inequity found
http://northernstar.info/campus/female-salary-inequity-found/article_aa232ec4-4f8f-11e6-9ce9-e7a5aa6a59d8.html

COLLEGE SUSTAINABILITY AND AGRICULTURE

FSCJ’s ‘farm to fork’ restaurant Downtown will feature healthy food, local focus
http://www.jaxdailyrecord.com/showstory.php?Story_id=547982


Bergen Community College and Bergen County
2-acre Eden takes root in Mahwah – farmers aim to grow healthful sustainable food
http://www.northjersey.com/community-news/a-2-acre-eden-takes-root-in-mahwah-farmers-aim-to-grow-healthful-sustainable-food-1.1632489


UGA opens up Oconee farm for organic tour
http://onlineathens.com/mobile/2016-07-17/uga-opens-oconee-farm-organic-tour


Warren Wilson College runs unique farmer’s market
http://www.blackmountainnews.com/story/news/2016/07/20/warren-wilson-college-runs-unique-farmers-market/87074050/


Monsanto, UP group promote sustainable agriculture
http://thestandard.com.ph/lifestyle/wellness-environment/211177/monsanto-up-group-promote-sustainable-agriculture.html


Sustainable agriculture educators gather at UC Santa Cruz
http://news.ucsc.edu/2016/07/sustainable-ag-conference.html

OTHER

Food fight – Bowdoin College, The New Yorker magazine writer in messy feud
http://www.theforecaster.net/food-fight-bowdoin-college-magazine-writer-in-messy-feud/
and
http://www.sunjournal.com/news/0001/11/30/bowdoin-college-takes-malcolm-gladwell-food-fight/1963250
and
https://mic.com/articles/149001/malcolm-gladwell-says-colleges-with-good-food-don-t-value-low-income-students#.T1TVmPuQT
and
http://www.sltrib.com/opinion/4138446-155/what-a-dining-halls-menu-says


UK – Theresa May – the highest achiever of all in the starry, Oxford University geography class of ’74
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2016/07/16/theresa-may-the-highest-achiever-of-all-in-the-starry-oxford-uni/


This army veteran wanted to become a video game animator
Excerpted from: Stealing America’s future: How for profit-colleges scam taxpayeres and ruin students’ lives
http://www.slate.com/articles/life/education/2016/07/why_are_people_so_easily_exploited_by_for_profit_colleges_stealing_america.html


Central Penn College bets on new direction for small schools
http://cumberlink.com/cumberland_valley_business_journal/central-penn-college-bets-on-new-direction-for-small-schools/article_0718dce0-0e20-582f-811c-1026520c6aaa.html


Penn State School of Languages and Literatures has a new name
http://news.psu.edu/story/418209/2016/07/22/academics/penn-state-school-languages-and-literatures-has-new-name

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/


JULY 30

The Sweet Briar Alumnae Club of New York City cordially invites all alumnae, current and incoming students, and their parents to a Sweet Briar Back-to-School Potluck Picnic

Saturday, July 30, 2016
12:00 – 3:00 p.m.

Central Park
Sheep Meadow
Hosted by: The New York City Alumnae Club

Rain Location:
The home of Sara Buttine Parsatoon `11
433 West 24th Street, Apt 3F
New York, NY 10011

Please RSVP by July 23rd to
Debby Willis `11
deborahewillis@gmail.com
914-450-0368

Gather your family and friends to celebrate the start of another year!
Please bring your picnic gear and favorite picnic dish.
Place settings will be provided.
Look for the pink and green balloons for our spot in the meadow!
See the the map below to help you find the meadow in the park!


AUGUST 14Sunday, August 14 at 12:30 PM
158 Heartland Dr. Pittsboro, NC 27312 – 7899
The Sweet Briar College – North Carolina Triangle Alumnae Club cordially invites alumnae, students, families, and their
guests to a Sweet Send-Off Brunch. A back-to-school celebration to kick off the start of the new academic year at SBC honoring students and their families.

RSVP by August 11th to Jill Triana ’99 at jtriana76@gmail.com
or 919-423-7780. If you would like to carpool or need a ride, please indicate your location along with your RSVP.


 OCTOBER 20

Please Join RVA SBC Alumnae Club as we welcome Dr Lynn Rainville, Reserach Professor and Director of the Tusculum Institute, to Richmond to hear her speak on “Sweet Briar Founders: What’s Past is Prologue.” Registration begins at 11:30am. The program will last from 12-1pm.

Lunch Cost: $20 (includes lunch and program)

We will be selling Dr Rainville’s book, “Sweet Briar College” for $25! You’ll be able to pick it up and get it autographed at the lunch. Reserve your copy today!
*If you are unable to attend the lunch but would still like an autograph, please let us know and we will get an autographed copy to you.

You can use the links below to PayPal funds for Lunch and Book, or mail checks to 8602 Lonepine Rd, Henrico VA 23294. Please RVSP by emailing rva.sbcalumnae@gmail.com

Order Book by: Wednesday, September 21st:
(click link to order your copy)
https://www.paypal.me/SBCAlumnaeRVA/25

RSVP for Lunch Spot by: Monday, October 17th:
(click link pay and reserve spot)
https://www.paypal.me/SBCAlumnaeRVA/20

VIXENS HELPING VIXENS

Temma Clark -Braverman
Hey everybody. My father died unexpectedly a week ago. A friend of my sister’s set up a gofund me for my mother for my dad’s final expenses etc. If you would be willing to donate or share or anything, I would really appreciate it. Thanks
https://www.gofundme.com/mikeyclarkbraverma


Please help fellow Vixen Cassandra Thomas Sheehan who has developed a mass in her cranium and will have to undergo an open craniotomy for a biopsy.  Please go to https://www.gofundme.com/2b7kjtjc , read her story and help if you can. Thank you!
UPDATE:
From her roommate Katie Clarkson Robertson – This just in from cassie’s Mom “Just got home The surgery went well. It took 4hour instead of 5 and she.looked very good when we left.” HOORAY!  Please remember that she is not out of the woods, yet, and the bills are still coming in.


Florence Barnick is asking for help to find a babysitter for her brother’s daughters in the Cincinnati, OH area – Vixen sisters, anyone in Cincinnati who wants to do some short-term babysitting? Know anyone? My brother has just moved there (Monday) with 2 future Vixens (ages 4 & 1) and could use some help as he gets the house settled as his wife has already started work at Children’s Hospital. Gaslight Clifton neighborhood. Thanks!  You send her a private message on Facebook or send a message right here to Vixen Watch and I will forward the message.


AIMEE E. PEACEMAKER NEEDS OUR HELP
Hello! I teach Kindergarten in a rural county in Virginia. My school is a Title 1 school, which means we receive federal funding because of our high poverty rate.
Despite the federal funding, I typically spend approximately $1,400 a year on my classroom. I don’t get reimbursed for this. Federal funding has lots of restrictions. In other words, I can’t always get what my Kindergartners actually need.
So, I’ve decided to create a Donors Choose project to help get “alternative seating” options for my Kinders.
Please consider donating…. Every little bit helps! The project must be fully funded by October 17, or it’s not funded at all.
Sorry for the shameless plea, but it’s not actually for me– it’s for my future Kindergartners!!!
Thank you, Sweet Briar sisters!!! 💗💚💗💚
https://www.donorschoose.org/we-teach/3031109?rf=page-siteshare-2016-06-teacher_profile-teacher_3031109&challengeid=20619979&active=true

VIXEN WATCH FOR JULY 23, 2016

VIXEN WATCH FOR JULY 16, 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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THERE ARE A FEW ALUMNAE WHO WOULD LOVE TO SEE THE OCCASIONAL ARTICLE FROM PAST ISSUES THAT DEAL WITH THE EFFORTS TO KEEP SWEET BRIAR OPEN IN PERPETUITY.  FOR THAT REASON VIXEN WATCH HAS ADDED A NEW SEGMENT
‘OLDIE BUT GOLDIE’
 BETWEEN THE  ‘ALUMNAE ALLIANCE’ AND ‘LIBERAL ARTS’ SECTIONS
.  IF YOU WOULD LIKE ME TO ADD AN ARTICLE FROM THE PAST YEAR, PLEASE LET ME KNOW.  

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WOULDN’T YOU KNOW IT?
WE JUST WON THE BEST MASCOT CHALLENGE AND NOW IT IS TIME TO PARTICIPATE IN FORBES’ THIRD ANNUAL “NOMINATE YOUR SCHOOL FOR #MyTopCollege 2016. THE CHALLENGE STARTED JULY 11 AND WILL LAST FOUR WEEKS UNTIL MIDNIGHT AUGUST 3.
FORBES CHALLENGES US TO “SHARE SOCIAL POSTS THAT SHOW OFF” OUR “SCHOOL SPIRIT AND, ESPECIALLY, WHAT IS MOST UNIQUE ABOUT” OUR SCHOOL.  
FOR MORE INFORMATION AND MORE IMPORTANTLY THE RULES AND GUIDELINES GO TO 

http://www.forbes.com/sites/cartercoudriet/2016/07/08/nominate-your-school-for-mytopcollege-2016/#70fe20fb6fe9

SWEET BRIAR IS CURRENTLY IN SECOND PLACE NEXT TO LAST YEAR’S WINNER.  FORBES USES MULTIPLATFORMS THIS YEAR USING TWITTER, FACEBOOK, INSTAGRAM, VINE, AND PINTEREST AS LONG AS WE USE #MyTopCollege AND SWEET BRIAR’S TWITTER HANDLE @Sweetbriaredu

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TERESA TOMLINSON TALKS ABOUT
‘HOW IS SWEET BRIAR COLLEGE YEAR
AFTER ALMOST CLOSING?’  

LISTEN IN AT 
http://wina.com/podcasts/how-is-sweet-briar-college-year-after-almost-closing/

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 PLEASE CHECK OUT THIS WEEK’S
‘VIXENS HELPING VIXENS’
WHICH IS RIGHT BETWEEN ‘OTHER’ AND ‘EVENTS’.
A FEW OF OUR FELLOW VIXENS ARE IN NEED FOR SOME ASSISTANCE. 

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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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IF YOU HAVE AN EVENT YOU WOULD LIKE ME TO POST PLEASE SEND YOUR REQUEST TO THE COMMENT BOX. THANK YOU. :-)

SWEET BRIAR NEWS

Sweet Briar counting successes a year after avoiding closure
http://www.roanoke.com/news/local/sweet-briar-counting-successes-a-year-after-avoiding-closure/article_2ed4a721-891e-53af-951c-2aee0036a965.html?mode=jqm


A year after Sweet Briar was saved from closing school leaders celebrate fundraising growth
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/grade-point/wp/2016/07/12/a-year-after-sweet-briar-was-saved-from-closing-school-leaders-celebrate-fundraising-growth/


One year later at Sweet Briar, counting successes
http://www.richmond.com/news/virginia/article_43bf1fb9-fecc-5011-873c-315a1abb9da9.html


Sweet Briar College raises more than $10 million and celebrates successful recruiting year – 12 months after near closure
https://www.yahoo.com/news/sweet-briar-college-raises-more-10-million-celebrates-151500554.html
and
http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/sweet-briar-college-raises-more-than-10-million-and-celebrates-successful-recruiting-year–12-months-after-near-closure-300296501.html


Industrialized Killing Tour – part III
http://sbc.edu/news/industrialized-killing-tour-part-three/


Sweet Briar surpasses fundraising goal, sees strong enrollment
http://www.newsplex.com/content/news/Sweet-Briar-surpasses-fundraising-goal-sees-strong-enrollment-386315841.html


Sweet Briar College raises more than $10 million a year after near closure
http://wsls.com/2016/07/11/sweet-briar-college-raises-more-than-10-million-a-year-after-near-closure/


Politico – Sweet Briar College raises ten million in first year after closure scare
Scroll down to about half of the page to find the article
http://www.politico.com/tipsheets/morning-education/2016/07/democrats-unveil-diversity-bill-215282


Sweet Briar draws 175 new students
https://www.insidehighered.com/quicktakes/2016/07/12/sweet-briar-draws-175-new-students 


Women (of color) a small but rising force in mainstream superhero comics finds honor student
http://sbc.edu/news/women-of-color-a-small-but-rising-force-in-mainstream-superhero-comics-finds-honors-student/


Alumna’s story on saving Sweet Briar wins gold for CASE currents
http://sbc.edu/news/alumnas-story-on-saving-sweet-briar-wins-gold-for-case-currents/


ODAC all academic team boasts 46 Sweet Briar students
http://sbc.edu/news/odac-all-academic-team-boasts-46-sweet-briar-students/

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

SWEET WEEKS

THIS IS YOUR LAST CHANCE TO REGISTER

THE NEXT SWEET WEEKS AT SWEET BRIAR IS
AUGUST 1 THROUGH 19
.
REGISTRATION ENDS MONDAY, JULY 18 AT 5:00 PM EST
IMPORTANT – THE ORGANIZERS OF SWEET WEEKS NEED YOUR REGISTRATION EVEN IF YOU DO NOT REQUIRE HOUSING TO ORGANIZE THE PROJECT TEAMS.
HERE IS THE APPLICATION FORM TO VOLUNTEER AT SWEET BRIAR
HTTPS://SWEETBRIARCOLLEGE.WUFOO.COM/FORMS/XA4V2PQ111NZVV/


YOU CAN ALSO FIND MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE DIFFERENT WAYS TO VOLUNTEER FOR SWEET BRIAR.
HTTP://OLDWEB.SBC.EDU/ALUMDEV/VOLUNTEER

 

SUBMITTED BY MEMBERS OF THE SWEET BRIAR COMMUNITY

Submitted by Amy Leigh Campbell 


Posted by Elena Quevedo
Why so few women college presidents? – an older but relevant article
http://www.forbes.com/sites/lucielapovsky/2014/04/13/why-so-few-women-college-presidents/#4684b763634c


Submitted by Lizbeth Kauffman
Stay or go home?  International STEM students in the United States are up for grabs after graduation
http://www.kauffman.org/newsroom/2016/07/stay-or-go-home?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=ideasatwork07_14_16&_cldee=YmFybmV5Y2Fub2VAeWFob28uY29t

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.

OLDIES BUT GOLDIES

What Sweet Briar reminded us about alumni engagement and fundraising
https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/what-sweet-briar-reminded-us-alumni-engagement-mark-w-jones


LIBERAL ARTS

Career in liberal arts
http://www.dailyexcelsior.com/career-in-liberal-arts/


Which region of the US features the best the best colleges and universities
https://www.usnewsuniversitydirectory.com/news/bachelors-degrees/which-region-of-the-us-features-the-best-colleges-and-universities/


How humanities degrees cultivate marketable business skills
https://www.entrepreneur.com/article/277828


U.K. – Forget single honours, forget joimt honours, the liberal arts are back
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/education/2016/07/12/forget-single-honours-forget-joint-honours-the-liberal-arts-are/


Liberal Arts education benefits democratic society
http://www.civilbeat.org/2016/07/liberal-arts-education-benefits-democratic-society/


Cultural knowledge, authentic language key to Oregon State University’s new online French bachelor degree program
http://www.benzinga.com/pressreleases/16/07/p8209240/cultural-knowledge-authentic-language-key-to-oregon-state-universitys-n


Education program offers inmates chance at liberal arts degree
http://michiganradio.org/post/education-program-offers-inmates-chance-liberal-arts-degrees#stream/0


Conference examines liberal arts costs and benefits
http://www.sctimes.com/story/news/local/2016/07/12/conference-examines-liberal-arts-costs-and-benefits/86948514/


Angst and hope for liberal arts colleges
https://www.insidehighered.com/news/2016/07/13/meeting-discusses-challenges-facing-liberal-arts-colleges


Workforce demands more liberal arts, STEM collaboration
http://www.educationdive.com/news/workforce-demands-more-liberal-arts-stem-collaboration/422586/


Why liberal education matters
http://www.naplesnews.com/story/opinion/columnists/2016/07/15/guest-commentary-why-liberal-education-matters-fgcu-westley-business-economic-institute/87085148/


New Gonzaga degree blends highly marketable computing skills with breadth of study in humanities, sciences
http://newswise.com/articles/new-gonzaga-degree-blends-highly-marketable-computing-skills-with-breadth-of-study-in-humanities-sciences

STEM

Guttridge – Advice on future engineers
http://www.energyglobal.com/downstream/refining/11072016/Guttridge-Advice-on-future-engineers-700/


STEM has become the Beyonce of the curriculum
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/patte-barth/stem-has-become-the-beyon_b_10928900.html?utm_hp_ref=education


Oyler – Breaking down engineering’s role in STEM education
http://triblive.com/news/neighborhoods/carlynton/10731247-74/engineering-problem-knowledge


Solages hosts forum on STEM opportunities
http://liherald.com/stories/Solages-hosts-forum-on-STEM-opportunities,81717


Emsworth astronaut stresses importance of STEM learning
http://triblive.com/news/allegheny/10787978-74/center-stem-science

WOMEN IN STEM

Encouraging women to pursue STEM careers and then stay
http://www.afcea.org/content/?q=Article-encouraging-women-pursue-stem-careers-and-then-stay


Million Women Mentors to promote STEM careers, sustainability
http://pbcommercial.com/news/million-women-mentors-promote-stem-careers-sustainability


Reston – Making STEM accessible
http://www.connectionnewspapers.com/news/2016/jul/12/reston-making-stem-accessible/


U.K. – How can we raise the numbers of women working in IT
http://www.itproportal.com/2016/07/10/how-can-we-raise-the-numbers-of-women-working-in-it/


How to keep more women in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM)
http://theconversation.com/how-to-keep-more-women-in-science-technology-engineering-and-mathematics-stem-61664


Building a talent pipeline for girls in STEM
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/jason-wingard/building-a-talent-pipelin_b_10994250.html


Cooperative works to encourage women to pursue STEM careers
http://www.buffalo.edu/ubreporter/stories/2016/07/women-in-stem-cooperative.html


Inspiring female sciences
http://www.theflindersnews.com.au/story/4024407/inspiring-female-sciences/?cs=1269


Resisting stereotypes is the key to attracting women in IT
http://betanews.com/2016/07/11/women-it/


Women in Action 2016 event underscores Astella’s female empowerment initiative
http://www.justmeans.com/press-release/women-in-action-2016-event-underscores-astellas-female-empowerment-initiatives


Women – TechGirls from the Middle East and North Africa invest in STEM futures
http://www.einnews.com/pr_news/334566511/women-techgirls-from-the-middle-east-and-north-africa-invest-in-stem-futures


Science prodigy looks to encourage other young females
http://www.dailyprogress.com/news/local/science-prodigy-looks-to-encourage-other-young-females/article_f9ca19ae-47c1-11e6-892b-77b59575df57.html


Study – Female STEM majors likely to drop out
http://www.educationdive.com/news/study-female-stem-majors-most-likely-to-drop-out/422446/


Women aren’t actually worse at video games – why the stereotype is harmful
http://www.csmonitor.com/USA/Society/2016/0712/Women-aren-t-actually-worse-at-video-games-Why-the-stereotype-is-harmful


Skip the runway, meet 6 models taking over tech
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/sissi-johnson/skip-the-runway-meet-6-mo_b_10919722.html


Calculus I factors women out of STEM degrees
http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2016-07/csu-cif071216.php
and
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/07/160713152148.htm
and
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/speaking-of-science/wp/2016/07/14/calculus-apprehensions-may-steer-women-away-from-science-careers/
and
http://science.kjzz.org/content/335510/study-lack-confidence-calculus-deters-women-stem-fields


Why do women drop out of STEM majors? Study pinpoints a culprit
http://upstart.bizjournals.com/news/technology/2016/07/14/why-do-women-students-drop-out-of-stem-majors.html
and
http://www.bizjournals.com/denver/news/2016/07/13/why-do-women-students-drop-out-of-tech-majors-csu.html
and
http://www.9news.com/news/education/why-do-women-students-drop-out-of-stem-majors/273104191


On The Farm – Women breaking grass ceiling in agricultural fields
http://www.fredericksburg.com/townnews/agriculture/on-the-farm-women-breaking-grass-ceiling-in-agricultural-fields/article_5fcc128e-8fe0-54cf-bb39-952a42dc32bb.htm


STEAM

Snap! Building a new career with Legos
http://www.philly.com/philly/business/20160710_Snap__Building_a_new_career_with_Legos.html


Children’s toys that teach coding hit the market
http://www.amny.com/lifestyle/children-s-toys-that-teach-coding-hit-the-market-1.12026413


Stefanik continues STEAM push
http://poststar.com/blogs/all_politics_is_local/stefanik-continues-steam-push/article_d0aa4647-2392-5999-a13e-583ec98aa17e.html


Can Nemo and Dory revolutionize how we teach math in America?
http://nationswell.com/pixar-in-a-box-teach-steam-lessons/


Entertainment robot market to grow at 20.09% CAGR to 2020 driven by boosting STEAM skills in kids
http://www.newsmaker.com.au/news/73553/entertainment-robot-market-to-grow-at-2009-cagr-to-2020-driven-by-boosting-steam-skills-in-kids#.V4koZhUrLIU


2016 Wonder Women Tech Conference achieves record number of speaker application, creates 2017 speaker waitlist
http://www.prweb.com/releases/2016/07/prweb13546408.htm


Early Sense selected to participate in IoT panel at Wonder Women Tech Conference
http://finance.yahoo.com/news/earlysense-selected-participate-iot-panel-120000488.html


Michigan’s hot job of the future demand STEAM training
http://www.lansingstatejournal.com/story/money/business/2016/07/13/michigans-hot-jobs-future-demand-steam-training/87021996/


Young entrepreneurs create group helping Harlem youth through agriculture
http://jpupdates.com/2016/07/13/young-entrepreneurs-create-group-helping-harlem-youth-through-agriculture/


Magic of Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math
http://culturedays.ca/en/2016-activities/view/57892ccc-54b8-40bc-8abb-33264c4a89be


Voice America to Broadcast Live from the Wonder Women Tech Conference
http://www.digitaljournal.com/pr/3007639


Malcolm Jenkins, Drexel University launch STEAM program
http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap3000000675134/article/malcolm-jenkins-drexel-university-launch-steam-program

STUDENT RECRUITMENT

Report addresses how college websites attract new students
http://www.einnews.com/pr_news/334364321/report-addresses-how-college-websites-attract-new-students


Jack Kent Cook foundation – Elite schools should do more to recruit qualified low-income students
https://www.goodcall.com/news/jack-kent-cooke-foundation-elite-schools-recruit-qualified-low-income-students-07927


Recruiting foreign students to study locally
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/opinion/2016/07/09/commentary/japan-commentary/recruiting-foreign-students-study-locally/#.V4kk0xUrLIU

 

COLLEGE EQUESTRIAN

New Mexico State cuts equestrian program amid budget cuts
http://www.lcsun-news.com/story/sports/college/nmsu/2016/07/13/new-mexico-state-cuts-equestrian-program-amid-budget-cuts/87059006/

 

COLLEGE FINANCES, GRANTS, ETC.

Not everyone agrees on Hillary Clinton’s big bold plan for college affordability
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/grade-point/wp/2016/07/06/not-everyone-agrees-on-hillary-clintons-big-bold-plan-for-college-affordability/


Uncertainty over Illinois grant funding could derail students’ plans
http://qctimes.com/news/state-and-regional/illinois/uncertainty-over-illinois-grant-funding-could-derail-students-plans/article_986a6526-dd77-58b7-9ca3-45609e17de61.html


Avera, Mount Marty get grants for telemedicine, education
http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2016/jul/14/avera-mount-marty-get-grants-for-telemedicine-educ/


How to find a college you can truly afford
http://time.com/money/4395664/find-affordable-college-value/


Class action lawsuit seeks college loan forgiveness for thousands of students
http://www.marketwatch.com/story/class-action-lawsuit-seeks-college-loan-forgiveness-for-thousands-of-students-2016-07-14


SBA awards grants to 21 universities and organizations to support R&D, small business innovation
http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/sba-awards-grants-to-21-universities-and-organizations-to-support-rd-small-business-innovation-300298946.html


Dickinson College receives $650,000 Mellon Foundation grant
http://cumberlink.com/news/local/communities/carlisle/dickinson-college-receives-mellon-foundation-grant/article_7b220d03-b46e-53f5-8b2e-2c6b75265eb0.html


Motorola Solutions Foundation provides $2.81 million in grants to promote STEM
https://thejournal.com/articles/2016/07/13/motorola-solutions-foundation-provides-2.81-million-in-grants-to-promote-stem.aspx


WIU receiving about $5 million a month from stopgap measure
http://www.mcdonoughvoice.com/news/20160715/wiu-receiving-about-5m-per-month-from-stopgap-measure

 

 

WOMEN IN HIGHER EDUCATION

Ireland – Ireland’s universities risk losing funding under gender equality reform
http://www.wearethecity.com/irelands-universities-risk-losing-funding-gender-equality-reform/


Thousands sign petition calling for Iran to free professor
https://www.timeshighereducation.com/news/thousands-sign-petition-calling-iran-free-professor


Norway – Equality pays off – Working women a boon for Norwegian economy
http://sputniknews.com/art_living/20160713/1042874659/norway-women-equality-work.html


U.K. – Older mums having more babies than under 20’s
http://www.webmd.boots.com/children/baby/news/20160714/older-mums-having-more-babies-than-the-under-20s


Women around the world – Five questions about girl’s education
http://blogs.cfr.org/women-around-the-world/2016/07/14/five-questions-about-girls-education/


U.K. – Almost 100,000 more women than men applied to UK universities this year
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/education/2016/07/15/almost-100000-more-women-than-men-applied-to-uk-universities-thi/


P.E.O. Sisterhood promotes education in women
http://www.memphisdemocrat.com/p-e-o-sisterhood-promotes-education-in-women/


The major problem with this smartphone made “For Women”
http://www.refinery29.com/2016/07/116921/keecoo-k1-smartphone-for-women


India – All-girls loose out to co-ed colleges
http://www.ahmedabadmirror.com/ahmedabad/cover-story/All-girls-lose-out-to-co-ed-colleges/articleshow/53232055.cms


Attack on Women’s, African-American studies
http://www.workers.org/2016/07/15/attack-on-womens-african-american-studies/#.V4pdNBUrLIU

 

COLLEGE SUSTAINABILITY AND AGRICULTURE

 

OTHER

‘Get real’ students told to take courses that will lead to jobs
http://www.lincolnshireecho.co.uk/get-real-students-told-to-take-courses-that-will-lead-to-jobs/story-29503728-detail/story.html


The best college in every state
http://time.com/money/4398295/best-college-in-every-state/


The 10 most improved colleges of 2016
http://time.com/money/4399570/the-10-most-improved-colleges-of-2016/


Here are the top 10 US colleges that aren’t a huge wast of money
http://elitedaily.com/news/10-colleges-not-waste-money/1549076/


Longwood University – Ahead of hosting VP debate Longwood U to debut unique ‘obligation to citizenship’ curriculum
http://www.thecollegefix.com/post/28142/


Education leaders conclude conference on issues facing liberal arts
https://www.csbsju.edu/liberal-arts-illuminated/lai-post


Studer –  Liberal menace destroys education
http://daily-iowan.com/2016/07/14/liberal-menace-destroys-education/


Malaysia – Universities to vet foreign students for ISIS links
http://www.universityworldnews.com/article.php?story=20160713112605849


State senators call for audit into UVA’s surplus
http://wric.com/2016/07/15/state-senators-call-for-audit-into-uvas-surplus/


Where did UVA’s $2.3 Billion “Slush Fund” come from
http://www.baconsrebellion.com/2016/07/where-did-uvas-2-3-billion-slush-fund-come-from.html


Lawmakers want to examine UVA fund
http://wina.com/news/064460-lawmakers-want-to-examine-uva-fund/


Higher Ed’s fiscal crisis in spotlight
http://www.newsadvance.com/opinion/editorials/higher-ed-s-fiscal-crisis-in-spotlight/article_675cc37c-49fc-11e6-b230-1feda7656e54.html

 

 

 

VIXENS HELPING VIXENS

Please help fellow Vixen Cassandra Thomas Sheehan who has developed a mass in her cranium and will have to undergo an open craniotomy for a biopsy.  Please go to https://www.gofundme.com/2b7kjtjc , read her story and help if you can. Thank you!
UPDATE:
From her roommate Katie Clarkson Robertson – This just in from cassie’s Mom “Just got home The surgery went well. It took 4hour instead of 5 and she.looked very good when we left.” HOORAY!  Please remember that she is not out of the woods, yet, and the bills are still coming in.


Florence Barnick is asking for help to find a babysitter for her brother’s daughters in the Cincinnati, OH area – Vixen sisters, anyone in Cincinnati who wants to do some short-term babysitting? Know anyone? My brother has just moved there (Monday) with 2 future Vixens (ages 4 & 1) and could use some help as he gets the house settled as his wife has already started work at Children’s Hospital. Gaslight Clifton neighborhood. Thanks!  You send her a private message on Facebook or send a message right here to Vixen Watch and I will forward the message.


AIMEE E. PEACEMAKER NEEDS OUR HELP
Hello! I teach Kindergarten in a rural county in Virginia. My school is a Title 1 school, which means we receive federal funding because of our high poverty rate.
Despite the federal funding, I typically spend approximately $1,400 a year on my classroom. I don’t get reimbursed for this. Federal funding has lots of restrictions. In other words, I can’t always get what my Kindergartners actually need.
So, I’ve decided to create a Donors Choose project to help get “alternative seating” options for my Kinders.
Please consider donating…. Every little bit helps! The project must be fully funded by October 17, or it’s not funded at all.
Sorry for the shameless plea, but it’s not actually for me– it’s for my future Kindergartners!!!
Thank you, Sweet Briar sisters!!! 💗💚💗💚
https://www.donorschoose.org/we-teach/3031109?rf=page-siteshare-2016-06-teacher_profile-teacher_3031109&challengeid=20619979&active=true

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/


JULY 30

The Sweet Briar Alumnae Club of New York City cordially invites all alumnae, current and incoming students, and their parents to a Sweet Briar Back-to-School Potluck Picnic

Saturday, July 30, 2016
12:00 – 3:00 p.m.

Central Park
Sheep Meadow
Hosted by: The New York City Alumnae Club

Rain Location:
The home of Sara Buttine Parsatoon `11
433 West 24th Street, Apt 3F
New York, NY 10011

Please RSVP by July 23rd to
Debby Willis `11
deborahewillis@gmail.com
914-450-0368

Gather your family and friends to celebrate the start of another year!
Please bring your picnic gear and favorite picnic dish.
Place settings will be provided.
Look for the pink and green balloons for our spot in the meadow!
See the the map below to help you find the meadow in the park!

 


 OCTOBER 20

Please Join RVA SBC Alumnae Club as we welcome Dr Lynn Rainville, Reserach Professor and Director of the Tusculum Institute, to Richmond to hear her speak on “Sweet Briar Founders: What’s Past is Prologue.” Registration begins at 11:30am. The program will last from 12-1pm.

Lunch Cost: $20 (includes lunch and program)

We will be selling Dr Rainville’s book, “Sweet Briar College” for $25! You’ll be able to pick it up and get it autographed at the lunch. Reserve your copy today!
*If you are unable to attend the lunch but would still like an autograph, please let us know and we will get an autographed copy to you.

You can use the links below to PayPal funds for Lunch and Book, or mail checks to 8602 Lonepine Rd, Henrico VA 23294. Please RVSP by emailing rva.sbcalumnae@gmail.com

Order Book by: Wednesday, September 21st:
(click link to order your copy)
https://www.paypal.me/SBCAlumnaeRVA/25

RSVP for Lunch Spot by: Monday, October 17th:
(click link pay and reserve spot)
https://www.paypal.me/SBCAlumnaeRVA/20

VIXEN WATCH FOR JULY 16, 2016

VIXEN WATCH FOR JULY 9, 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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BREAKING+++BREAKING+++BREAKING+++BREAKING
VIXENS – YOU CAME THROUGH ONCE AGAIN!!!
AFTER A HARD FOUGHT BATTLE WITH THE ALFRED UNIVERSITY SAXONS WHICH INVOLVED 110,000 + VOTES AND AT LEAST ONE SLEEPLESS NIGHT, THE SWEET BRIAR VIXENS WON THE BEST MASCOT CHALLENGE 51% TO 49%. THE SWEET WIN OF FIRST PRIZE ALSO INCLUDES $5,000 FROM SPORTS ILLUSTRATED.
TO PRESIDENT STONE’S DELIGHT HE WILL NOT HAVE TO WEAR THE OUTFIT OF L’IL ALF – THE ALFRED UNIVERSITY MASCOT.  HOWEVER, ALFRED UNIVERSITY’S PRESIDENT WILL BE WEARING A VIXEN OUTFIT. 🙂

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DON’T FORGET TO READ TERESA TOMLINSON’S INVITATION TO ANOTHER WEBINAR ON JULY 11, RELATED TO SWEET BRIAR’S PRESIDENTIAL
SEARCH EFFORTS.
YOU MUST REGISTER TO PARTICIPATE BY PHONE OR COMPUTER.  ALL THE INFORMATION FOR THE WEBINAR IS IN THE ALUMNAE ALLIANCE SECTION.   

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 PLEASE CHECK OUT THIS WEEK’S
‘VIXENS HELPING VIXENS’
WHICH IS RIGHT BETWEEN ‘OTHER’ AND ‘EVENTS’.
A FEW OF OUR FELLOW VIXENS ARE IN NEED FOR SOME ASSISTANCE. 

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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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IF YOU HAVE AN EVENT YOU WOULD LIKE ME TO POST PLEASE SEND YOUR REQUEST TO THE COMMENT BOX. THANK YOU. :-)

SWEET BRIAR NEWS

Vixen? Saxon? Who’s No. 1? http://www.newsadvance.com/news/local/vixen-saxon-who-s-no/article_acdb1480-9a2e-527c-86f3-07e886a23a03.html?TNNoMobile


Vixens best Alfred University to win best mascot tournament http://vixenathletics.com/general/2016-17/releases/20160707m3c7if


Indiana crowned division III mascot champion
http://sbc.edu/news/indiana-crowned-division-iii-mascot-champion/


Sweet Briar tops Alfred University to earn best mascot championship
http://www.alfred.edu/pressreleases/viewrelease.cfm?ID=12909


Sweet Briar’s Vixen mascot wins competition for Best College Mascot
http://wset.com/news/local/sweet-briars-vixens-mascot-wins-competition-for-best-college-mascot


Sweet Briar to participate in 2016 Virginia Private College Week later this month http://sbc.edu/news/sweet-briar-to-participate-in-2016-virginia-private-college-week-later-this-month/


Suny Monk newest member of Sweet Briar’s board
http://sbc.edu/news/suny-monk-newest-member-of-sweet-briars-board/


Honors summer research scholar searches Milky Way for celestial objects
http://sbc.edu/news/honors-summer-research-scholar-searches-milky-way-for-celestial-objects/


Nancy Gray’s legacy
http://www.roanoke.com/opinion/editorials/our-view-nancy-gray-s-legacy/article_8f109478-11f6-5f9e-aa95-730c73eb5181.html

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
.
HERE IS THE APPLICATION FORM TO VOLUNTEER AT SWEET BRIAR
HTTPS://SWEETBRIARCOLLEGE.WUFOO.COM/FORMS/XA4V2PQ111NZVV/


YOU CAN ALSO FIND MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE DIFFERENT WAYS TO VOLUNTEER FOR SWEET BRIAR.
HTTP://OLDWEB.SBC.EDU/ALUMDEV/VOLUNTEER

 

Dear Valued Alumnae:
You are invited to participate in [the second] webinar event related to our Presidential Search efforts.  The webinar will be moderated by Anne Coyle of Storbeck/Pimental who is assisting our Search Committee.
You may participate by computer OR telephone. You must register before participating.  Upon registration, the details to connect will arrive by email a few moments later.
July 11, 6:30 PM EDT   –https://zoom.us/meeting/register/565f03f45e6c95cd8c34be5db4a05ad8
We look forward to your participation.
All the best,
Teresa Pike Tomlinson, ’87 
Chair of the Board of Directors and Presidential Search Committe


PEARLS OF WISDOM
Eleanor O’Connor ’09, Josie Beets ’00 and Evangeline Taylor ‘00 have launched our first two Pearls of Wisdom on Twitter and Instagram. Kudos to DeDe Conley ’72 for having our first published “pearl”!
If you have ideas for other pearls – please feel free to email them to Debra Elkins, DebraElkins@comcast.net who will be collecting them for a new batch!
[TWITTER] https://twitter.com/search?src=typd&q=%23pearlsofwisdom
[INSTAGRAM] https://www.instagram.com/explore/tags/pearlsofwisdom
WhatArePearls
PRAISEv2


From Alice Dixen – I am delighted to announce that Ann Kiley Crenshaw has been selected to serve on the Alumnae Committee of the Board of Directors! Ann will be directly involved in policy recommendations that will then be passed on to the BOD. Please join me in congratulating Ann and thanking her for agreeing to serve. I am certain that she will want your input!


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

Guest Commentary – Dangerous brand of anti-intellectualism troubling
http://www.pantagraph.com/news/opinion/guest-commentary-dangerous-brand-of-anti-intellectualism-troubling/article_4bc250de-3c50-5f57-8d51-88a97cb139db.html


Our fears divide us in American conflict
http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/readers-opinion/as-i-see-it/article87291222.html


The ‘Connective Tissue’ that liberal arts students need for lifelong professional success
http://www.forbes.com/sites/dporterfield/2016/07/05/the-connective-tissue-that-liberal-arts-students-need-for-lifelong-professional-success/#4472f4766117


Does lack of liberal arts education explain Asia’s mediocre Cannes showing?
http://www.campaignasia.com/article/does-lack-of-liberal-arts-education-explain-asias-mediocre-cannes-showing/427558


College majors are neither panacea nor poison
http://www.forbes.com/sites/ccap/2016/07/06/majors-are-neither-panacea-nor-poison/#cb4c068366a1


Advocating for the humanities
http://www.news.ucsb.edu/2016/017009/advocating-humanities


ASU alumna builds law career from liberal arts and sciences education
http://www.news.ucsb.edu/2016/017009/advocating-humanities


Minnesota colleges examine future of liberal arts at conference
http://www.startribune.com/minnesota-colleges-examine-future-of-liberal-arts-at-conference/385770971/


Liberal arts education – lessons from Singapore
http://www.straitstimes.com/opinion/liberal-arts-education-lessons-from-singapore


Washington to launch two-year college industrial incentive program
http://www.educationdive.com/news/washington-to-launch-two-year-college-industrial-incentive-program/422261/


Mich. diocese opts for liberal arts over common core
http://www.catholicworldreport.com/Item/4906/mich_diocese_opts_for_liberal_arts_over_common_core.aspx


Liberal arts inaction
https://www.laprogressive.com/liberal-arts-inaction/

STEM

Program expands link between education and STEM entrepreneurship
http://yesweekly.com/article-21556-program-expands-link-between-education-and-stem-entrepreneurship.html


Purdue to focus on STEM, new high school, at 2016 Indiana Black Expo
http://www.purdueexponent.org/campus/article_06a3aa62-43a5-11e6-8095-c78a1fef3200.html


Importance of summer programs, STEM discussed at Capitol
http://kxan.com/2016/07/07/importance-of-summer-programs-stem-discussed-at-capitol/


WOMEN IN STEM

Women in STEM – An insider’s perspective
http://www.solarnovus.com/women-in-stem-an-insider-s-perspective_N10022.html


Programme promotes women role models in STEM further education
http://www.eurekamagazine.co.uk/design-engineering-news/programme-promotes-women-role-models-in-stem-further-education/142894/


Welcoming women back to work the PayPal and BAML way
https://www.siliconrepublic.com/portfolio/return-to-work-paypal-bank-of-america-merrill-lynch


STEM research program for young women awards scholarships
https://www.siliconrepublic.com/portfolio/return-to-work-paypal-bank-of-america-merrill-lynch


Plastic surgeons on Snapchat – A tool for growing women in STEM
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/stephanie-stark/plastic-surgeons-on-snapc_b_10622164.html


Women taking flight
http://www.post-gazette.com/opinion/Op-Ed/2016/07/02/Women-taking-flight/stories/201607020008


Hillary Clinton reveal tech agenda for STEM education and women-led start-ups
http://examswatch.com/hillary-clinton-reveals-tech-agenda-for-stem-education-and-women-led-start-ups/


Theresa May joins forces with Adobe Girls in Tech Summit
http://www.wearethecity.com/theresa-may-joins-forces-adobe-girls-tech-summit/


UK risks losing over 33,000 much-needed female scientists each year, research shows
http://www.independent.co.uk/student/career-planning/uk-risks-losing-over-33000-much-needed-female-scientists-each-year-research-shows-a7118796.html


Call for more mentors to help female entrepreneurs in UAE
http://www.thenational.ae/business/the-life/call-for-more-mentors-to-help-female-entrepreneurs-in-the-uae


Teaching teachers to overcome hidden STEM biases
http://www.afcea.org/content/?q=Article-teaching-teachers-overcome-hidden-stem-biases


8 things every women working in science will experience
http://elitedaily.com/life/things-woman-experiences-stem-fields/1540672/


US University graduates more female engineers than male
http://www.masterstudies.com/news/US-University-Graduates-More-Female-Engineers-than-Male-981/


Women around the world – New CFR report –  Women in tech as a driver of economic growth
http://www.masterstudies.com/news/US-University-Graduates-More-Female-Engineers-than-Male-981/


UAPB to partner with Walmart, Lt.Governor Griffin for Million Women Mentoring initiative
https://uapbnews.wordpress.com/2016/07/06/uapb-to-partner-with-walmart-lt-governor-griffin-for-million-women-mentoring-initiative/


Principled Technologies releases first video series “Women Coding for Change”
http://www.marketwired.com/press-release/principled-technologies-releases-first-video-series-women-coding-for-change-2140390.htm


Nettie Stevens, biology pioneer – a role model for female scientists?
http://www.csmonitor.com/Science/Science-Notebook/2016/0707/Nettie-Stevens-biology-pioneer-A-role-model-for-female-scientists


Million women mentors Arkansas initiative
http://www.arkansasmatters.com/news/local-news/million-women-mentors-arkansas-initiative


Penn State Behrend hosts GE girl STEM camp
http://news.psu.edu/story/416856/2016/07/07/impact/penn-state-behrend-hosts-ge-girls-stem-camp


GE Girls @ Notre Dame summer camp encourages middle-school girls to pursue STEM careers
http://news.nd.edu/news/68187-ge-girlsnotre-dame-summer-camp-encourages-middle-school-girls-to-pursue-stem-careers/


US ambassadors recognize #academy4women at UNM
http://news.unm.edu/news/u-s-ambassadors-recognize


Young girls branch out into STEM at ASU LEGO camp
https://asunow.asu.edu/20160707-young-girls-branch-out-stem-asu-lego-camp


How the art of mentoring is helping women excel in STEM fields
http://www.educationandcareernews.com/stem/how-the-art-of-mentoring-is-helping-women-excel-in-stem-fields?utm_source=outbrain&utm_medium=paid


Now hiring – Women with these degrees
http://money.cnn.com/2016/07/07/pf/women-engineering-computer-science-degrees/index.html


Higher Education – Why do women lead STEM dropouts?
http://www.pe.com/articles/women-807778-stem-students.html

STEAM

Successful STEAM conference held in Emporium
http://www.bradfordera.com/news/successful-steam-conference-held-in-emporium/article_c713354a-3f1f-11e6-a705-737bd63f5daa.html


Tickets for Project Fibonacci STEAM speaker on sale
http://romesentinel.com/rome/tickets-for-project-fibonacci-steam-speakers-on-sale/QBqpfB!Aoarc8dxRI58okwJPENQIg/


Roseville nonprofit ‘ReCreate’
http://fox40.com/2016/07/06/roseville-nonprofit-recreate/


NIU – STEAMing it up
http://www.niutoday.info/2016/07/06/steaming-it-up/


Building up a head of STEAM
http://www.royalgazette.com/young-observer/article/20160707/building-up-head-of-steam


Rare opportunity to nurture science passion
http://www.royalgazette.com/young-observer/article/20160707/rare-opportunity-to-nurture-science-passion


This school in a garden is like a real life Narnia
http://www.techinsider.io/greene-school-in-a-garden-turns-learning-into-relaxation-2016-7


WCSU alumnus and Harvard graduate at the helm of summer STEAM
http://news.hamlethub.com/danbury/neighbors/42061-wcsu-alumnus-and-harvard-graduate-at-the-helm-of-summer-steam-1467908498


Technology Association of Louisville, KY hosts STEAM panel discussion on July 14 at Pendennis Club
http://www.prleap.com/pr/247609/technology-association-of-louisville-kentucky

STUDENT RECRUITMENT

Study group woos foreign masters students for UVM
http://www.burlingtonfreepress.com/story/news/education/2016/07/06/study-group-woos-foreign-masters-students-uvm/86429742/


US colleges court foreign entrepreneurs who need visas
http://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/us-colleges-court-foreign-entrepreneurs-visas-40365441


More schools are enrolling foreign students – eyes increased revenue among diversity
http://www.universityherald.com/articles/33701/20160707/more-schools-enrolling-foreign-students-increased-revenue-diversity-college.htm


Seeking diversity and money, schools are embracing foreign students
https://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/2016/07/04/foreignstudents/nGCwlqrPT1LTk06Uj9AVGJ/story.html


How U.S. colleges can keep foreign entrepreneurs in the country
http://www.cbsnews.com/news/how-u-s-colleges-can-keep-foreign-entrepreneurs-in-the-country/


Recruiting foreign students to study locally
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/opinion/2016/07/09/commentary/japan-commentary/recruiting-foreign-students-study-locally/#.V4DwehUrLIU

COLLEGE FINANCES, GRANTS, ETC.

Budget deal doesn’t deliver stability for higher ed
http://www.pantagraph.com/news/local/education/budget-deal-doesn-t-deliver-stability-for-higher-ed/article_45b9511c-3c8e-511a-b74a-86df86f7d967.html


Nevada college loses $1.7 millions grant earmarked for veterans
http://www.stripes.com/news/us/nevada-college-loses-1-7-million-grant-earmarked-for-veterans-1.417429


Clarendon College to offer grants to prisoners
http://amarillo.com/news/local-news/2016-07-04/clarendon-college-offer-grants-prisoners


Grant to help students aim toward future
http://www.t-g.com/story/2319495.html


Florence One receives a grant to prepare college and career ready graduates
http://wbtw.com/2016/07/06/florence-one-receives-a-grant-to-prepare-college-and-career-ready-graduates/


Not everyone agrees on Hillary Clinton’s big bold plan for college affordability
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/grade-point/wp/2016/07/06/not-everyone-agrees-on-hillary-clintons-big-bold-plan-for-college-affordability/


Uncertainty over Illinois grant funding could derail students’ plan
http://qctimes.com/news/state-and-regional/illinois/uncertainty-over-illinois-grant-funding-could-derail-students-plans/article_986a6526-dd77-58b7-9ca3-45609e17de61.html


The controversial reason some religious colleges forgo federal funding
http://www.theatlantic.com/education/archive/2016/07/the-controversial-reason-some-religious-colleges-forgo-federal-funding/490253/


State’s stopgap falls short of Sauk’s expectations
http://wset.com/news/local/sweet-briars-vixens-mascot-wins-competition-for-best-college-mascot


With $5 million for Z-degrees, small change is a big step for California Community Colleges
https://www.edsurge.com/news/2016-07-06-with-5-million-for-z-degrees-small-change-is-a-big-step-for-california-community-colleges


Planting seeds – MSU support outreach projects with $5,000 grants
http://www.bozemandailychronicle.com/news/montana_state_university/planting-seeds-msu-supports-outreach-projects-with-grants/article_81c8c0d3-5ded-5458-935e-7d8ab25adf0a.html


Student debt penalizes students changing majors or schools
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/bob-hildreth/student-debt-penalizes-st_b_10704154.html


Clark’s curricular innovations garner $620,000 Mellon Foundation grant
https://www.clarku.edu/articles/clarks-curricular-innovations-garner-620000-mellon-foundation-grant


Sophie eligible but still denied grant
http://www.eveningecho.ie/cork-news/sophie-eligible-still-denied-college-grant/2476783/

WOMEN IN HIGHER EDUCATION

High school vocational courses need updating, more women
http://blogs.edweek.org/edweek/education_futures/2016/07/high_school_vocational_courses_need_updating_more_women.html


Girl power
http://www.valuewalk.com/2016/07/girl-power/


The challenges facing low income female students
http://chronicle.com/article/Video-The-Challenges-Facing/236969


Your body – Rising obesity rate in women
http://kticradio.com/abc_health/your-body-rising-obesity-rate-in-women-abcid35727515/


The women transforming the Middle East
http://www.cambridgenetwork.co.uk/news/the-women-transforming-the-middle-east/


Colorado dean criticized for treatment of women
https://www.insidehighered.com/quicktakes/2016/07/07/colorado-dean-criticized-treatment-women


Women expect to be respected not raped
http://www.knoxnews.com/opinion/letters-to-the-editor/women-expect-to-be-respected-not-raped-36f93830-49b6-5185-e053-0100007f6e86-385761521.html


Signs of progress for women amid entrenched inequality
http://www.universityworldnews.com/article.php?story=20160707134439357


Who needs mentoring so more women lead universities?
http://www.universityworldnews.com/article.php?story=20160708130519394

COLLEGE SUSTAINABILITY AND AGRICULTURE

Editorial – Bringing farms one step closer to home
http://democratherald.com/news/opinion/editorial/editorial-bringing-farms-one-step-closer-to-home/article_0cab2f8f-23e7-56c1-951c-68b7e3b4ee6b.html
and
http://www.gazettetimes.com/print-specific/column/editorial-bringing-farms-one-step-closer-to-the-table/article_08f619a3-069f-5a9f-b3fe-7e8c74184852.html


New farming practicum gives students hands-on experience
http://www.goskagit.com/news/new-farming-practicum-gives-students-hands-on-experience/article_93e37bf2-fd1d-5c20-86c9-52284b711201.html

OTHER

College owned by sisterhood
http://www.poncacitynews.com/Cottey-College


Top 25 Midwestern Colleges of 2016
http://www.forbes.com/sites/cartercoudriet/2016/07/05/top-midwest-colleges-of-2016/#19a0b9457e8d


Top 25 Northeastern Colleges of 2016
http://www.forbes.com/sites/sebastianayanian/2016/07/05/top-25-colleges-in-the-northeast-2016/#12430e4915aa


2016 grateful grad colleges – The top 200 show-me-the-money schools
http://www.campaignasia.com/article/does-lack-of-liberal-arts-education-explain-asias-mediocre-cannes-showing/427558


Top 25 liberal arts colleges 2016
http://www.forbes.com/sites/timlevin/2016/07/07/top-liberal-arts-colleges-2016/#8eab98b5d048

VIXENS HELPING VIXENS

Please help fellow Vixen Cassandra Thomas Sheehan who has developed a mass in her cranium and will have to undergo an open craniotomy for a biopsy.  Please go to https://www.gofundme.com/2b7kjtjc , read her story and help if you can. Thank you!


Florence Barnick is asking for help to find a babysitter for her brother’s daughters in the Cincinnati, OH area – Vixen sisters, anyone in Cincinnati who wants to do some short-term babysitting? Know anyone? My brother has just moved there (Monday) with 2 future Vixens (ages 4 & 1) and could use some help as he gets the house settled as his wife has already started work at Children’s Hospital. Gaslight Clifton neighborhood. Thanks!  You send her a private message on Facebook or send a message right here to Vixen Watch and I will forward the message.


AIMEE E. PEACEMAKER NEEDS OUR HELP
Hello! I teach Kindergarten in a rural county in Virginia. My school is a Title 1 school, which means we receive federal funding because of our high poverty rate.
Despite the federal funding, I typically spend approximately $1,400 a year on my classroom. I don’t get reimbursed for this. Federal funding has lots of restrictions. In other words, I can’t always get what my Kindergartners actually need.
So, I’ve decided to create a Donors Choose project to help get “alternative seating” options for my Kinders.
Please consider donating…. Every little bit helps! The project must be fully funded by October 17, or it’s not funded at all.
Sorry for the shameless plea, but it’s not actually for me– it’s for my future Kindergartners!!!
Thank you, Sweet Briar sisters!!! 💗💚💗💚
https://www.donorschoose.org/we-teach/3031109?rf=page-siteshare-2016-06-teacher_profile-teacher_3031109&challengeid=20619979&active=true

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/


JULY 12 and JULY 14

Honors Summer Research Program
Final Student Presentations

You are warmly invited to the Honors Summer Research Program students’ final presentations. We hope you can join us for one or all!
Space is limited and seating is NOT guaranteed.  

All presentations will take place in the Cochran Library’s Haskell Learning Studio.

Tuesday, July 12
10:00am
Kimberly Colbert ’17:
“Visual Representations of Women and Women of Color in Comics”

10:45am
Katherine Ferguson ’17:
“A Study on the Chemical and Physical Effects of Hydrilla verticillata and How to Monitor It”

1:30pm
Alicia Wooten ’17:
“A Search for Radio Transients in the Galactic Center”

2:15pm
Vanessa Finnegan ’17:
“The Expression of Ideals in Dance and Writing”

Thursday, July 14

10:00am
Holly Rueger ’17:
“Escaping the Northern Triangle:
A Study on Central American Refugees and the Psychological Challenges They Face”

10:45am
Kiley Jolicoeur ’17:
“The Time of Borges”

1:30pm
Daniela Ramirez ’18:
“Comparison of the Status and Role of Military Women in Italy and Japan”

2:15pm
Jessie Schuster ’17:
“Russian Women in World War I:Propaganda or Protectors?”

 Questions? Please contact Tony Lilly at tlilly@sbc.edu.


 OCTOBER 20

Please Join RVA SBC Alumnae Club as we welcome Dr Lynn Rainville, Reserach Professor and Director of the Tusculum Institute, to Richmond to hear her speak on “Sweet Briar Founders: What’s Past is Prologue.” Registration begins at 11:30am. The program will last from 12-1pm.

Lunch Cost: $20 (includes lunch and program)

We will be selling Dr Rainville’s book, “Sweet Briar College” for $25! You’ll be able to pick it up and get it autographed at the lunch. Reserve your copy today!
*If you are unable to attend the lunch but would still like an autograph, please let us know and we will get an autographed copy to you.

You can use the links below to PayPal funds for Lunch and Book, or mail checks to 8602 Lonepine Rd, Henrico VA 23294. Please RVSP by emailing rva.sbcalumnae@gmail.com

Order Book by: Wednesday, September 21st:
(click link to order your copy)
https://www.paypal.me/SBCAlumnaeRVA/25

RSVP for Lunch Spot by: Monday, October 17th:
(click link pay and reserve spot)
https://www.paypal.me/SBCAlumnaeRVA/20

VIXEN WATCH FOR JULY 9, 2016

Vixen Watch for July 2, 2016

HAPPY INDEPENDENCE DAY
AND 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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BREAKING+++BREAKING+++BREAKING+++BREAKING
VIXENS – YOU CAME THROUGH ONE AGAIN!!!
WE REACHED OUR GOAL OF $10 MILLION!  

HOLLA!  HOLLA!  AND ALL THAT JAZZ!
THANK YOU!
PLEASE WATCH THIS YOUTUBE VIDEO MESSAGE FROM SWEET BRIAR PRESIDENT PHILLIP STONE
THANKING EVERYONE 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2a0qc74SCzA&feature=youtu.be

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REMEMBER VOTING FOR THE BEST COLLEGE MASCOT?  WELL, SWEET BRIAR HAS REACHED THE FINALS AND NEEDS EVERYONE’S VOTE AGAINST
ALFRED UNIVERSITY SAXONS.  
JUST CLICK ON THE LINK BELOW AND ADD CHECK THE BOX NEXT TO SWEET BRIAR COLLEGE.  VOTE ON EVERY DEVISE (SMART PHONE, TABLET, LAPTOP, PC) AND ASK YOUR FRIENDS TO VOTE FOR SWEET BRIAR
http://www.campusrush.com/the-great-mascot-debate-final-1890971010.html

BREAKING +++BREAKING+++BREAKING+++BREAKING+++
THERE IS A NEW TWIST TO THIS VOTING CHALLENGE.  SWEET BRIAR PRESIDENT STONE AND  ALFRED UNIVERSITY PRESIDENT ZUPAN HAVE MADE AN AGREEMENT THAT THE PRESIDENT OF THE LOOSING COLLEGE WILL WEAR THE MASCOT COSTUME OF THE WINNING COLLEGE.
LET’S PUT PRESIDENT ZUPAN INTO A VIXEN COSTUME AND VOTE, VOTE, VOTE
http://www.campusrush.com/the-great-mascot-debate-final-1890971010.html

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THE SWEET BRIAR WEBSITE HAS A NEW PAGE DEDICATED TO THE SEARCH FOR THE NEW PRESIDENT.  
FOR MORE INFORMATION PLEASE GO TO 
http://sbc.edu/presidential-search/
PLEASE ALSO READ TERESA TOMLINSON’S NOTE AND PARTICIPATE IN THE SURVEY

My fellow alumnae,
 
I am writing to you today to ask that you give the Presidential Search Committee your feedback on the attributes and qualities you deem necessary to lead Sweet Briar into the next phase of our history.
 
As you know, President Stone has agreed to give us one more year. During the transition into this new era we would appreciate your thoughts and advice so we may recruit the best candidate for our future.
 
Your support for the Sweet Briar Fund coupled with your participation in our leadership search will bridge Sweet Briar well into the future.
 
Please complete the survey here and look for an invitation to join us for a webinar on the Presidential Search process. That webinar is scheduled for Thursday, July 7 at 6:30 p.m. EST.
 
Thank you for all you do.
 
With gratitude,
 
 
 
Teresa Pike Tomlinson ’87
Chair, Presidential Search Committee
Chair, Board of Directors

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 PLEASE CHECK OUT THIS WEEK’S
‘VIXENS HELPING VIXENS’
WHICH IS RIGHT BETWEEN ‘OTHER’ AND ‘EVENTS’.  

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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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IF YOU HAVE AN EVENT YOU WOULD LIKE ME TO POST PLEASE SEND YOUR REQUEST TO THE COMMENT BOX. THANK YOU. :-)

SWEET BRIAR NEWS

Gift of art, eyewitness account of family’s time in the USSR augment gallery’s Soviet poster collection
http://sbc.edu/news/gift-of-art-eyewitness-accounts-of-familys-time-in-the-ussr-augment-gallerys-soviet-poster-collection/


Sweet Briar College and Alfred University presidents forge high stakes wager on Sports Illustrated contest
http://sbc.edu/news/sweet-briar-college-and-alfred-university-presidents-forge-high-stakes-wager-on-sports-illustrated-contest/
and
http://gosaxons.com/news/2016/6/30/general-au-and-sweet-briar-presidents-place-friendly-wager-on-mascot-tournament.aspx?path=general
and
http://www.alfred.edu/pressreleases/viewrelease.cfm?ID=12904


College SURPASSES $10 million fundraising goal by June 30
http://sbc.edu/news/college-surpasses-10-million-fundraising-goal-by-june-30/


The typical college student is not who you think it is
http://www.theatlantic.com/education/archive/2016/07/the-typical-college-student-is-not-who-you-think-it-is/489824/


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
.
Here is the application form to volunteer at Sweet Briar
https://sweetbriarcollege.wufoo.com/forms/xa4v2pq111nzvv/


You can also find more information about the different ways to volunteer for Sweet Briar.
http://oldweb.sbc.edu/alumdev/volunteer

SUBMITTED BY MEMBERS OF THE SWEET BRIAR COMMUNITY

Submitted by Kathy ‘KP’ Papadimitriou ’84
An email from Cathy Cash Mays ’84

Farewell...
Virginia Center for Inclusive Communities
After a busy, fun-filled week of meetings and group activities, the staff and participants of VCIC left campus all smiles, having completed another annual conference and vowing to return again next year. We will look forward to their return!
Who’s on Campus This Week….
UVa’s Young Writers Workshop
June 19-July 24 (two sessions)
The Session 1 group, with a final count of 97 creative and energetic young women and men, will complete activities at week’s end. The YWW campers have been quite busy with classroom sessions, open mic gatherings, readings and lots more. This lively group also found time for various social activities, including sub and pizza parties and a Friday night social. They will close their session with a ceremony on Friday morning.
BLUR
June 19-July 11
What a busy first week for our young BLUR guests! Whether drawing cartoons, painting and sculpting in the Art Barn or traveling across the highway to the VCCA studios to meet with visiting poets, playwrights and visual artists, these young people have experienced art at its finest. To complete the week, the group attended a performance and Q&A by Endstation Theatre Company in Lynchburg.
Expectations Volleyball
June 26-July 2

A BIG welcome to Expectations Volleyball! We are delighted to have them return to Sweet Briar. Session 1, “High Expectations,” runs June 26-28 and brings to campus rising eighth-graders with a minimum of three seasons of competitive volleyball. Session 2, “College Expectations,“ follows right behind from June 30-July 2. The second session is for rising freshmen with five seasons of competitive ball. These ladies know their game and will spend their time in the Fitness and Athletics Center. They are staying at the Elston Inn.


Posted on Facebook by D’Andrea Simmons
Debunking 4 myths people believe about women’s colleges
https://www.theodysseyonline.com/debunking-myths-womens-college


Submitted by Bryca Brewer
Vixen Crest design t-shirts by Bryca Brewer – doing local print to save everyone money. Please sign up in Google Docs for a pre-order. Once we hit the minimum order of 96,order will be placed and shipped.
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1xkci1QCobU0iWTOv-1u3g8trl6Qfn5qp11m85GTdDIE/edit?usp=sharing

T-shirt information:
-Sizes: small – 5xl
-Colors: Ash Gray and Pistachio green
-Design details: vixen and crest on the back, sweet briar college in the front in pocket size
-If this does well I will offer a round of long sleeves later in the summer for Fall.
-The link allows you to input your shirt order, email, and shipping information. I will e-mail a confirmation to you along with payment instructions and options.
–Shipping is based off of weight and First Class or Priority weight scales; I will buy inexpensive containers or use free priority containers to save on shipping.
–If shipping one shirt use the first section in blue. If shipping two or more use the scales in yellow. You will have to calculate the weight; six smalls weigh less (39oz or 2.5 lbs) than six 5xls (78oz or 4.9lbs).
–If you are not comfortable putting your information on the spreadsheet please e-mail me at brewer10@sbc.edu. Please let me know if you have any questions.
–For those using cell phones or other mobile devices, the spreadsheet cannot be edited inside the Facebook App. Please use the menu in the upper right corner, once Facebook has opened the link, to navigate to Google Sheets.
–Desktop users should have no issues.

 

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

College Counselor – Liberal arts in the age of robots
http://www.gazettes.com/news/college-counselor-liberal-arts-in-the-age-of-robots/article_73311f60-3992-11e6-859c-4bc71cdce914.html


Should Asian universities offer the US-style liberal arts degree?
http://www.asianscientist.com/2016/06/academia/liberal-arts-education-asia-yale-nus-college/


Best of both worlds – Why more students are combining business with liberal arts
https://www.studyinternational.com/news/best-of-both-worlds-why-more-students-are-combining-business-with-liberal-arts


GWU stands alone in Carolinas to earn an A in annual study
http://www.shelbystar.com/news/20160628/gwu-stands-alone-in-carolinas-to-earn-a-in-annual-study


Liberal arts graduates shouldn’t fret about job prospects – if they’re up on their skills
https://www.goodcall.com/news/liberal-arts-graduates-shouldnt-fret-job-prospects-theyre-skills-07781


Why America’s business majors are in desperate need of a liberal arts education
http://www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2016/06/why-americas-business-majors-are-in-desperate-need-of-a-liberal-arts-education/489209/


Camp gives students the chance to participate in liberal arts program
http://abc27.com/2016/06/28/camp-gives-students-the-chance-to-participate-in-liberal-arts-programs/


Reader’s view – Liberal social, political positions embedded within liberal arts
http://www.duluthnewstribune.com/opinion/readers-views/4064109-readers-view-liberal-social-political-positions-embedded-within


Inside Higher Ed features Connections, Connecticut College’s new approach to general education
http://www.conncoll.edu/news/news-archive/2016/inside-higher-ed-features-connections-connecticut-colleges-new-approach-to-general-education.html#.V3XZHLgrLIU


US Education news & updates – Labor market needing more educated population?  Demand for skilled workforce on the rise amid America’s economic recovery
http://mountainx.com/blogwire/unc-ashevile-garners-best-buy-recognition-from-fiske-guide/

STEM

Clinton’s tech tour – STEM, broadband and selfies
http://www.politico.com/tipsheets/morning-tech/2016/06/clintons-tech-tour-stem-broadband-and-selfies-215083


Paige & Paxton builds path for next generation of STEM leaders
http://www.chicagotribune.com/bluesky/originals/ct-stem-lessons-preschool-bsi-20160630-story.html


The disappearing art of glassblowing for scientists
https://www.insidehighered.com/quicktakes/2016/06/27/disappearing-art-glassblowing-scientists


New coding boot camps to start this fall at Seattle Central College
http://www.seattletimes.com/education-lab/new-coding-boot-camps-to-start-this-fall-at-seattle-central-college/

WOMEN IN STEM

UC engineering professor wins national ASEE Sharon Keillor Award
http://www.uc.edu/profiles/profile.asp?id=23536


STEM camp helps high school students think like entrepreneurs
http://www.centredaily.com/living/article86051652.html


An up-and-coming startup CEO found her winning idea thanks to a weekend tradition with college friends
http://www.businessinsider.com.au/goldieblox-ceo-debbie-sterling-idea-brunches-2016-6


Empowered women luncheon to fund STEM scholarship
http://www.star-telegram.com/living/liv-columns-blogs/social-eyes/article85733222.html


Women in tech role models –  How working with Meg Whitman readied Jacqui Ferguson for top job at HPE
http://www.cbronline.com/news/verticals/the-boardroom/women-in-tech-role-models-how-working-with-meg-whitman-readied-jacqui-ferguson-for-top-job-at-hpe-4933988


How one museum is inspiring young girls to pursue STEM
http://www.educationworld.com/a_news/how-one-state%E2%80%99s-women-science-initiative-doing-its-part-inspire-girls-stem-924668463


The colleges where women study STEM
http://www.forbes.com/sites/priceonomics/2016/06/27/the-colleges-where-women-study-stem/#4b1d62c92ede


Women in science – more complex than men think
http://www.dw.com/en/women-in-science-more-complex-than-men-think/a-19361395
and
http://www.dailynewsegypt.com/2016/06/28/women-in-science-more-complex-than-men-think/


Surviving the ‘Lost Generation’ of STEM students
http://www.afcea.org/content/?q=Article-surviving-%E2%80%98lost-generation%E2%80%99-stem-students


Were you seen?  Powerful women setting powerful examples
http://www.timesunion.com/womenatwork/article/Were-you-seen-Powerful-women-setting-powerful-8329434.php


Improving the lives of women and indigenous peoples in Mexico
http://www.marketwatch.com/story/improving-the-lives-of-women-and-indigenous-peoples-in-mexico-2016-06-28


Bill on research policy seeks to engage women, minorities
http://fedscoop.com/bill-on-science-and-tech-research-policy-seeking-to-engage-women-minorities


This black woman was awarded a $1.1 million grant to make cancer treatment less harmful
https://scitechnation.com/tag/women-in-stem/


The STEM effect
http://www.virginiabusiness.com/news/article/the-stem-effect


Book a toolkit for women entering STEM careers, retired University of Guelph librarian Peggy Pritchard says
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/kitchener-waterloo/book-a-toolkit-for-women-entering-stem-careers-retired-university-of-guelph-librarian-peggy-pritchard-says-1.3657549


Guest blog – To create more female engineers, we need to create more strong female role models
http://www.computerweekly.com/blog/WITsend/GUEST-BLOG-To-create-more-female-engineers-we-need-to-create-more-strong-female-role-models


‘Mythbusters’ meets ‘MacGyver’ in the Science Channel’s new series feat.  Badass Women in STEM
http://girltalkhq.com/mythbusters-meets-macgyver-science-channels-new-series-feat-badass-women-stem/


UCSD tops list of largest share of women in STEM fields
http://timesofsandiego.com/education/2016/06/29/ucsd-tops-list-for-largest-share-of-women-in-stem-fields/
and
http://fox5sandiego.com/2016/06/29/ucsd-tops-list-of-number-of-women-graduating-in-stem-fields/
and
http://www.kpbs.org/news/2016/jun/29/uc-san-diego-reports-largest-percentage-of-women/
and
http://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/news/2016/jun/29/ucsd-female-stem-students/


Helping educate the next generation of female leaders
https://source.wustl.edu/2016/06/helping-educate-next-generation-female-leaders/


Hillary Clinton’s big agenda for technology targets women, Millelnials, digital innovators, big data, privacy, security, STEM, loT, and more
http://www.healthcareitnews.com/news/hillary-clintons-big-agenda-technology-targets-women-millennials-digital-innovators-big-data


Local girls use STEM to turn recycled refrigerators into solar-powered racecars
http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20160630005873/en/Local-Girls-STEM-Turn-Recycled-Refrigerators-Solar-Powered


Female students discouraged from joining STEM – survey
http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/industry/services/education/female-students-discouraged-from-joining-stem-survey/articleshow/52999030.cms


Helping educate the next generation of female leaders
https://source.wustl.edu/2016/06/helping-educate-next-generation-female-leaders/


The limit does not exist – where light resides
http://www.forbes.com/sites/christinawallace/2016/06/30/where-light-resides/#26a78039799e


Welcoming women back to work the PayPal and BAML way
https://www.siliconrepublic.com/portfolio/return-to-work-paypal-bank-of-america-merrill-lynch


Plastic surgeons on snapchat – A tool for growing women in STEM
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/stephanie-stark/plastic-surgeons-on-snapc_b_10622164.html


Women taking flight
http://www.post-gazette.com/opinion/Op-Ed/2016/07/02/Women-taking-flight/stories/201607020008


Hillary Clinton reveals tech agenda for STEM education and women-led start-ups
http://examswatch.com/hillary-clinton-reveals-tech-agenda-for-stem-education-and-women-led-start-ups/

STEAM

Sierra College selected to support California community colleges in spreading innovation and STEAM education through Maker Spaces
http://www.pressreleaserocket.net/sierra-college-selected-to-support-california-community-colleges-in-spreading-innovation-and-steam-education-through-maker-spaces/464057/


Arts concept gathers STEAM – Dr. Yoda Patta talks about the importance of adding an ‘A’ for arts into STEM education – poll
http://www.theherald.com.au/story/3995225/arts-concept-gathers-steam-poll/


Parents, mentors must help kids get STEAM
http://www.lansingstatejournal.com/story/money/business/2016/06/29/parents-mentors-must-help-kids-get-steam/86503036/


Science center pilots program for young culinary innovators and institute for educators
http://www.pressreleaserocket.net/science-center-pilots-program-for-young-culinary-innovators-and-institute-for-educators/465503/


Full STEAM ahead – Two-day program starts at Thomas College
http://wabi.tv/2016/06/29/full-steam-ahead-two-day-program-starts-at-thomas-college/


College for kids sees record numbers
http://voiceofmuscatine.com/index.php/2016/06/30/college-for-kids-sees-record-numbers/

STUDENT RECRUITMENT

‘Come and study in India’ – Mody University’s pitch to US students
http://www.americanbazaaronline.com/2016/06/26/come-and-study-in-india-mody-universitys-pitch-to-us-students/


Expanding access to college isn’t enough.  Students need to graduate
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/david-levin/expanding-access-to-colle_b_10589628.html


Google sets sights on HBCUs for recruitment efforts
http://www.nbcnews.com/news/nbcblk/google-sets-sights-hbcus-recruitment-efforts-n601476 


UNI to see drop in largest group of international students
http://www.desmoinesregister.com/story/news/education/2016/06/30/uni-see-drop-largest-group-international-students/86442376/

COLLEGE FINANCES, GRANTS, ETC.

More scholarships less borrowing
https://www.insidehighered.com/quicktakes/2016/06/29/more-scholarships-less-borrowing-sallie-mae-study


Second chance PELL offers prisoners grants for college education
http://www.njtvonline.org/news/video/second-chance-pell-offers-prisoners-grants-college-education/
and
http://www.inquisitr.com/3245298/president-barack-obama-helps-prisoners-obtain-pell-grants-via-controversial-pilot-program/
and
http://www.wpr.org/milwaukee-tech-college-offer-pell-grants-prisoners
and
https://nonprofitquarterly.org/2016/06/29/12000-prisoners-receive-30m-financial-aid-college-classes/


Stokton, Rowan to get share of $180 M in state grants
http://www.philly.com/philly/education/20160629_Rowan__Stockton_to_get_share_of__180M_in_state_grants.html


Having the College Money Talk
http://www.consumerreports.org/student-loan-debt-crisis/having-the-college-money-talk/


Don’t let high tuition discourage you from applying – financial aid is abundant
http://www.forbes.com/sites/lucielapovsky/2016/06/28/dont-let-high-tuition-discourage-you-from-applying-financial-aid-is-abundant/?ss=education#31e4f2c82694


Transylvania to offer $60,000 scholarships to International Baccalaureate graduates
http://www.kentucky.com/news/business/article86082462.html


How to reduce or eliminate the need for student loans
http://news.morningstar.com/articlenet/article.aspx?id=757606


Political corruption in the Obama administration?  Ties to for-profit colleges under scrutiny amid University of Phoenix sale
http://www.ibtimes.com/political-corruption-obama-administration-ties-profit-colleges-under-scrutiny-amid-2388135


After dogged activism former Corinthian students receive debt relief
http://thinkprogress.org/education/2016/06/30/3794538/corinthian-debt-relief/


32 college majors where graduates don’t end up doing what they expect
http://www.aol.com/article/2016/06/29/32-college-majors-where-graduates-dont-end-up-doing-what-they-e/21421265/?icid=maing-grid7%7Cmain5%7Cdl36%7Csec1_lnk2%26pLid%3D772061051_htmlws-main-bb


The surprising number of community college students without access to federal loans
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/grade-point/wp/2016/07/01/the-surprising-number-of-community-college-students-without-access-to-federal-student-loans/

WOMEN IN HIGHER EDUCATION

The visit every female college applicant should make
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/kimberly-cassidy/the-visit-every-female-co_b_10735810.html


P.E.O. group helping women reach for the stars
http://poncacitynews.com/PEO-Programs


Lynn Stauffer, Ph.D., of Sonoma State University wins Women in Business Award
http://www.northbaybusinessjournal.com/industrynews/education/5750252-181/lynn-stauffer-sonoma-state-university


Ireland – Universities face funding cuts if they fail to promote more women
http://www.irishtimes.com/news/education/universities-face-funding-cuts-if-they-fail-to-promote-more-women-1.2701638


Ireland – Report says gender inequality still exists at third level institutions
http://www.irishexaminer.com/ireland/report-says-gender-inequality-still-exists-at-third-level-institutions-407245.html


Ireland – Improve gender balance in Irish HE or face fines, says review
https://www.timeshighereducation.com/news/improve-gender-balance-irish-he-or-face-fines-says-review


Jordan – Gender gap widest in higher education
http://www.jordantimes.com/news/local/gender-gap-widest-higher-education-%E2%80%94-sigi


Data mining points path to helping female and minority scientists
http://chronicle.com/article/Data-Mining-Points-Path-to/236933


UL tops league for women in senior academic posts
http://www.limerickleader.ie/news/home/210067/ul-tops-league-for-women-in.html


Utah cancer survivor shares the value of education, urges women not to give up
http://www.heraldextra.com/business/local/utah-cancer-survivor-shares-the-value-of-education-urges-women/article_7d26a6b4-dbdb-5bd9-870c-197dc4b82799.html


Women losing out on career and technical education
http://www.usnews.com/news/articles/2016-06-29/women-losing-out-on-career-and-technical-education


Groomed pubic hair – Educated young women with higher incomes more likely to shave ‘Down There’
http://www.medicaldaily.com/pubic-hair-down-there-feminine-hygiene-young-women-high-income-college-390935
and
http://arstechnica.com/science/2016/06/most-women-shave-their-nether-regions-for-hygiene-doctors-facepalm/


Blue collar training helps men, penalizes women
http://www.forbes.com/sites/nickmorrison/2016/06/30/blue-collar-training-helps-men-penalizes-women/#21bd07697e42


Morocco – Michelle Obama – For girls a heartbreaking loss –and an opportunity
http://www.cnn.com/2016/07/01/opinions/africa-trip-michelle-obama/


Focus on vocational training forsakes girls
http://www.educationdive.com/news/focus-on-vocational-training-forsakes-girls/421960/

COLLEGE SUSTAINABILITY AND AGRICULTURE

Campus earn gold in higher education sustainability ratings
http://news.ucsc.edu/2016/06/gold-ranking.html


Sightlines introduces suite of environmental sustainability solutions for college campuses
http://globenewswire.com/news-release/2016/06/29/852349/0/en/Sightlines-Introduces-Suite-of-Environmental-Sustainability-Solutions-for-College-Campuses.html


LBCC farm adds CSA program
http://democratherald.com/news/local/education/lbcc-farm-adds-csa-program/article_5468aea7-8201-5a76-b1cc-181e6ea8caeb.html


Leadership, creativity, and sustainability – essential in college food service
http://fesmag.com/features/foodservice-perspectives/13602-leadership,-creativity-and-sustainability-essentials-in-college-foodservice

OTHER

Struggling Dowling College losing its accreditation
http://www.sfchronicle.com/news/article/Struggling-Dowling-College-losing-its-8331653.php
and
http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2016/jun/29/struggling-dowling-college-losing-its-accreditatio/
and
http://www.newsday.com/news/region-state/struggling-dowling-college-losing-its-accreditation-1.11983534
and
http://www.greenfieldreporter.com/view/story/608b62027c754cbb8a716a51003d622e/NY–Struggling-Dowling
and
http://wgww.dailyjournal.net/view/story/608b62027c754cbb8a716a51003d622e/NY–Struggling-Dowlin


Mary Baldwin appoints two new deans – New university structure emerges
http://augustafreepress.com/mary-baldwin-appoints-two-new-deans-new-university-structure-emerges/


Ex Trump University executives run college that gets $150 million from taxpayers
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/davidhalperin/ex-trump-university-execu_b_10699880.html


Job cuts, tuition freeze at Cincinnati State
http://www.cincinnati.com/story/news/2016/07/01/job-cuts-tuition-freeze-cincinnati-state/86602854/


Warren Wilson College named ‘best buy’ by Fiske Guide
https://mountainx.com/blogwire/warren-wilson-named-best-buy-by-fiske-guide/


UNC Asheville garners ‘best buy’ recognition from Fiske Guide
http://mountainx.com/blogwire/unc-ashevile-garners-best-buy-recognition-from-fiske-guide/


Learning of a different sort
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/john-roush/learning-of-a-different-s_b_10760000.html

VIXENS HELPING VIXENS

AIMEE E. PEACEMAKER NEEDS OUR HELP
Hello! I teach Kindergarten in a rural county in Virginia. My school is a Title 1 school, which means we receive federal funding because of our high poverty rate.
Despite the federal funding, I typically spend approximately $1,400 a year on my classroom. I don’t get reimbursed for this. Federal funding has lots of restrictions. In other words, I can’t always get what my Kindergartners actually need.
So, I’ve decided to create a Donors Choose project to help get “alternative seating” options for my Kinders.
Please consider donating…. Every little bit helps! The project must be fully funded by October 17, or it’s not funded at all.
Sorry for the shameless plea, but it’s not actually for me– it’s for my future Kindergartners!!!
Thank you, Sweet Briar sisters!!! 💗💚💗💚
https://www.donorschoose.org/we-teach/3031109?rf=page-siteshare-2016-06-teacher_profile-teacher_3031109&challengeid=20619979&active=true

Vixen Watch for July 2, 2016