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.
VIXENS – YOU CAME THROUGH ONE AGAIN!!!
WE REACHED OUR GOAL OF $10 MILLION!
HOLLA! HOLLA! AND ALL THAT JAZZ!
PLEASE WATCH THIS YOUTUBE VIDEO MESSAGE FROM SWEET BRIAR PRESIDENT PHILLIP STONE
REMEMBER VOTING FOR THE BEST COLLEGE MASCOT? WELL, SWEET BRIAR HAS REACHED THE FINALS AND NEEDS EVERYONE’S VOTE AGAINST
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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.
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SWEET BRIAR NEWS
Gift of art, eyewitness account of family’s time in the USSR augment gallery’s Soviet poster collection
Sweet Briar College and Alfred University presidents forge high stakes wager on Sports Illustrated contest
College SURPASSES $10 million fundraising goal by June 30
The typical college student is not who you think it is
The next Sweet Weeks at Sweet Briar is
August 1 through 19.
Here is the application form to volunteer at Sweet Briar
You can also find more information about the different ways to volunteer for Sweet Briar.
SUBMITTED BY MEMBERS OF THE SWEET BRIAR COMMUNITY
Submitted by Kathy ‘KP’ Papadimitriou ’84
An email from Cathy Cash Mays ’84
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
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.
-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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.
College Counselor – Liberal arts in the age of robots
Should Asian universities offer the US-style liberal arts degree?
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
Liberal arts graduates shouldn’t fret about job prospects – if they’re up on their skills
Why America’s business majors are in desperate need of a liberal arts education
Camp gives students the chance to participate in liberal arts program
Reader’s view – Liberal social, political positions embedded within liberal arts
Inside Higher Ed features Connections, Connecticut College’s new approach to general education
US Education news & updates – Labor market needing more educated population? Demand for skilled workforce on the rise amid America’s economic recovery
Clinton’s tech tour – STEM, broadband and selfies
Paige & Paxton builds path for next generation of STEM leaders
The disappearing art of glassblowing for scientists
New coding boot camps to start this fall at Seattle Central College
WOMEN IN STEM
UC engineering professor wins national ASEE Sharon Keillor Award
STEM camp helps high school students think like entrepreneurs
An up-and-coming startup CEO found her winning idea thanks to a weekend tradition with college friends
Empowered women luncheon to fund STEM scholarship
Women in tech role models – How working with Meg Whitman readied Jacqui Ferguson for top job at HPE
How one museum is inspiring young girls to pursue STEM
The colleges where women study STEM
Women in science – more complex than men think
Surviving the ‘Lost Generation’ of STEM students
Were you seen? Powerful women setting powerful examples
Improving the lives of women and indigenous peoples in Mexico
Bill on research policy seeks to engage women, minorities
This black woman was awarded a $1.1 million grant to make cancer treatment less harmful
The STEM effect
Book a toolkit for women entering STEM careers, retired University of Guelph librarian Peggy Pritchard says
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
UCSD tops list of largest share of women in STEM fields
Helping educate the next generation of female leaders
Hillary Clinton’s big agenda for technology targets women, Millelnials, digital innovators, big data, privacy, security, STEM, loT, and more
Local girls use STEM to turn recycled refrigerators into solar-powered racecars
Female students discouraged from joining STEM – survey
Helping educate the next generation of female leaders
The limit does not exist – where light resides
Welcoming women back to work the PayPal and BAML way
Plastic surgeons on snapchat – A tool for growing women in STEM
Hillary Clinton reveals tech agenda for STEM education and women-led start-ups
Sierra College selected to support California community colleges in spreading innovation and STEAM education through Maker Spaces
Arts concept gathers STEAM – Dr. Yoda Patta talks about the importance of adding an ‘A’ for arts into STEM education – poll
Parents, mentors must help kids get STEAM
Science center pilots program for young culinary innovators and institute for educators
Full STEAM ahead – Two-day program starts at Thomas College
College for kids sees record numbers
‘Come and study in India’ – Mody University’s pitch to US students
Expanding access to college isn’t enough. Students need to graduate
Google sets sights on HBCUs for recruitment efforts
UNI to see drop in largest group of international students
COLLEGE FINANCES, GRANTS, ETC.
More scholarships less borrowing
Second chance PELL offers prisoners grants for college education
Stokton, Rowan to get share of $180 M in state grants
Having the College Money Talk
Don’t let high tuition discourage you from applying – financial aid is abundant
Transylvania to offer $60,000 scholarships to International Baccalaureate graduates
How to reduce or eliminate the need for student loans
Political corruption in the Obama administration? Ties to for-profit colleges under scrutiny amid University of Phoenix sale
After dogged activism former Corinthian students receive debt relief
32 college majors where graduates don’t end up doing what they expect
The surprising number of community college students without access to federal loans
WOMEN IN HIGHER EDUCATION
The visit every female college applicant should make
P.E.O. group helping women reach for the stars
Lynn Stauffer, Ph.D., of Sonoma State University wins Women in Business Award
Ireland – Universities face funding cuts if they fail to promote more women
Ireland – Report says gender inequality still exists at third level institutions
Ireland – Improve gender balance in Irish HE or face fines, says review
Jordan – Gender gap widest in higher education
Data mining points path to helping female and minority scientists
UL tops league for women in senior academic posts
Utah cancer survivor shares the value of education, urges women not to give up
Women losing out on career and technical education
Groomed pubic hair – Educated young women with higher incomes more likely to shave ‘Down There’
Blue collar training helps men, penalizes women
Morocco – Michelle Obama – For girls a heartbreaking loss –and an opportunity
Focus on vocational training forsakes girls
COLLEGE SUSTAINABILITY AND AGRICULTURE
Campus earn gold in higher education sustainability ratings
Sightlines introduces suite of environmental sustainability solutions for college campuses
Leadership, creativity, and sustainability – essential in college food service
Struggling Dowling College losing its accreditation
Mary Baldwin appoints two new deans – New university structure emerges
Ex Trump University executives run college that gets $150 million from taxpayers
Job cuts, tuition freeze at Cincinnati State
Warren Wilson College named ‘best buy’ by Fiske Guide
UNC Asheville garners ‘best buy’ recognition from Fiske Guide
Learning of a different sort
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!!! 💗💚💗💚
Below is a collection on events that are happening around the country. For more information on events in particular around Sweet Briar please check
April 8 through July 14
Sweet Briar alumna and artist Jill Steenhuis is on her US Spring and Summer Tour. For locations and dates please go to