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 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. 🙂
DON’T FORGET TO READ TERESA TOMLINSON’S INVITATION TO ANOTHER WEBINAR ON JULY 11, RELATED TO SWEET BRIAR’S PRESIDENTIAL
YOU MUST REGISTER TO PARTICIPATE BY PHONE OR COMPUTER. ALL THE INFORMATION FOR THE WEBINAR IS IN THE ALUMNAE ALLIANCE SECTION.
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.
FOR MORE FABULOUS INFORMATION ON SWEET BRIAR COLLEGE, ITS STUDENTS, FACULTY, STAFF, ALUMNAE VISIT THE FACEBOOK PAGE
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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
Sweet Briar tops Alfred University to earn best mascot championship
Sweet Briar’s Vixen 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
Honors summer research scholar searches Milky Way for celestial objects
Nancy Gray’s legacy
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.
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!
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.
Guest Commentary – Dangerous brand of anti-intellectualism troubling
Our fears divide us in American conflict
The ‘Connective Tissue’ that liberal arts students need for lifelong professional success
Does lack of liberal arts education explain Asia’s mediocre Cannes showing?
College majors are neither panacea nor poison
Advocating for the humanities
ASU alumna builds law career from liberal arts and sciences education
Minnesota colleges examine future of liberal arts at conference
Liberal arts education – lessons from Singapore
Washington to launch two-year college industrial incentive program
Mich. diocese opts for liberal arts over common core
Liberal arts inaction
Program expands link between education and STEM entrepreneurship
Purdue to focus on STEM, new high school, at 2016 Indiana Black Expo
Importance of summer programs, STEM discussed at Capitol
WOMEN IN STEM
Women in STEM – An insider’s perspective
Programme promotes women role models in STEM further education
Welcoming women back to work the PayPal and BAML way
STEM research program for young women awards scholarships
Plastic surgeons on Snapchat – A tool for growing women in STEM
Hillary Clinton reveal tech agenda for STEM education and women-led start-ups
Theresa May joins forces with Adobe Girls in Tech Summit
UK risks losing over 33,000 much-needed female scientists each year, research shows
Call for more mentors to help female entrepreneurs in UAE
Teaching teachers to overcome hidden STEM biases
8 things every women working in science will experience
US University graduates more female engineers than male
Women around the world – New CFR report – Women in tech as a driver of economic growth
UAPB to partner with Walmart, Lt.Governor Griffin for Million Women Mentoring initiative
Principled Technologies releases first video series “Women Coding for Change”
Nettie Stevens, biology pioneer – a role model for female scientists?
Million women mentors Arkansas initiative
Penn State Behrend hosts GE girl STEM camp
GE Girls @ Notre Dame summer camp encourages middle-school girls to pursue STEM careers
US ambassadors recognize #academy4women at UNM
Young girls branch out into STEM at ASU LEGO camp
How the art of mentoring is helping women excel in STEM fields
Now hiring – Women with these degrees
Higher Education – Why do women lead STEM dropouts?
Successful STEAM conference held in Emporium
Tickets for Project Fibonacci STEAM speaker on sale
Roseville nonprofit ‘ReCreate’
NIU – STEAMing it up
Building up a head of STEAM
Rare opportunity to nurture science passion
This school in a garden is like a real life Narnia
WCSU alumnus and Harvard graduate at the helm of summer STEAM
Technology Association of Louisville, KY hosts STEAM panel discussion on July 14 at Pendennis Club
Study group woos foreign masters students for UVM
US colleges court foreign entrepreneurs who need visas
More schools are enrolling foreign students – eyes increased revenue among diversity
Seeking diversity and money, schools are embracing foreign students
How U.S. colleges can keep foreign entrepreneurs in the country
Recruiting foreign students to study locally
COLLEGE FINANCES, GRANTS, ETC.
Budget deal doesn’t deliver stability for higher ed
Nevada college loses $1.7 millions grant earmarked for veterans
Clarendon College to offer grants to prisoners
Grant to help students aim toward future
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
Uncertainty over Illinois grant funding could derail students’ plan
The controversial reason some religious colleges forgo federal funding
State’s stopgap falls short of Sauk’s expectations
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
Student debt penalizes students changing majors or schools
Clark’s curricular innovations garner $620,000 Mellon Foundation grant
Sophie eligible but still denied grant
WOMEN IN HIGHER EDUCATION
High school vocational courses need updating, more women
The challenges facing low income female students
Your body – Rising obesity rate in women
The women transforming the Middle East
Colorado dean criticized for treatment of women
Women expect to be respected not raped
Signs of progress for women amid entrenched inequality
Who needs mentoring so more women lead universities?
COLLEGE SUSTAINABILITY AND AGRICULTURE
Editorial – Bringing farms one step closer to home
New farming practicum gives students hands-on experience
College owned by sisterhood
Top 25 Midwestern Colleges of 2016
Top 25 Northeastern Colleges of 2016
2016 grateful grad colleges – The top 200 show-me-the-money schools
Top 25 liberal arts colleges 2016
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!!!
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
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
Kimberly Colbert ’17:
“Visual Representations of Women and Women of Color in Comics”
Katherine Ferguson ’17:
“A Study on the Chemical and Physical Effects of Hydrilla verticillata and How to Monitor It”
Alicia Wooten ’17:
“A Search for Radio Transients in the Galactic Center”
Vanessa Finnegan ’17:
“The Expression of Ideals in Dance and Writing”
Thursday, July 14
Holly Rueger ’17:
“Escaping the Northern Triangle:
A Study on Central American Refugees and the Psychological Challenges They Face”
Kiley Jolicoeur ’17:
“The Time of Borges”
Daniela Ramirez ’18:
“Comparison of the Status and Role of Military Women in Italy and Japan”
Jessie Schuster ’17:
“Russian Women in World War I:Propaganda or Protectors?”
Questions? Please contact Tony Lilly at email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Order Book by: Wednesday, September 21st:
(click link to order your copy)
RSVP for Lunch Spot by: Monday, October 17th:
(click link pay and reserve spot)