WELCOME TO ANOTHER EDITION OF VIXEN WATCH WHICH INCLUDES NEWS AND ARTICLES ON SWEET BRIAR COLLEGE, LIBERAL ARTS, STEM, STEAM, COLLEGE FINANCE, AND MORE.
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.
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
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
TERESA TOMLINSON TALKS ABOUT
‘HOW IS SWEET BRIAR COLLEGE YEAR
AFTER ALMOST CLOSING?’
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‘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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SWEET BRIAR NEWS
Sweet Briar counting successes a year after avoiding closure
A year after Sweet Briar was saved from closing school leaders celebrate fundraising growth
One year later at Sweet Briar, counting successes
Sweet Briar College raises more than $10 million and celebrates successful recruiting year – 12 months after near closure
Industrialized Killing Tour – part III
Sweet Briar surpasses fundraising goal, sees strong enrollment
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
Sweet Briar draws 175 new students
Women (of color) a small but rising force in mainstream superhero comics finds honor student
Alumna’s story on saving Sweet Briar wins gold for CASE currents
ODAC all academic team boasts 46 Sweet Briar students
FOR MORE SWEET BRIAR NEWS PLEASE VISIT http://sbc.edu/news/
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
YOU CAN ALSO FIND MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE DIFFERENT WAYS TO VOLUNTEER FOR SWEET BRIAR.
Submitted by Amy Leigh Campbell
Posted by Elena Quevedo
Why so few women college presidents? – an older but relevant article
Submitted by Lizbeth Kauffman
Stay or go home? International STEM students in the United States are up for grabs after graduation
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
Career in liberal arts
Which region of the US features the best the best colleges and universities
How humanities degrees cultivate marketable business skills
U.K. – Forget single honours, forget joimt honours, the liberal arts are back
Liberal Arts education benefits democratic society
Cultural knowledge, authentic language key to Oregon State University’s new online French bachelor degree program
Education program offers inmates chance at liberal arts degree
Conference examines liberal arts costs and benefits
Angst and hope for liberal arts colleges
Workforce demands more liberal arts, STEM collaboration
New Gonzaga degree blends highly marketable computing skills with breadth of study in humanities, sciences
Guttridge – Advice on future engineers
STEM has become the Beyonce of the curriculum
Oyler – Breaking down engineering’s role in STEM education
Solages hosts forum on STEM opportunities
Emsworth astronaut stresses importance of STEM learning
WOMEN IN STEM
Encouraging women to pursue STEM careers and then stay
Million Women Mentors to promote STEM careers, sustainability
Reston – Making STEM accessible
U.K. – How can we raise the numbers of women working in IT
How to keep more women in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM)
Building a talent pipeline for girls in STEM
Cooperative works to encourage women to pursue STEM careers
Inspiring female sciences
Resisting stereotypes is the key to attracting women in IT
Women in Action 2016 event underscores Astella’s female empowerment initiative
Women – TechGirls from the Middle East and North Africa invest in STEM futures
Science prodigy looks to encourage other young females
Study – Female STEM majors likely to drop out
Women aren’t actually worse at video games – why the stereotype is harmful
Skip the runway, meet 6 models taking over tech
Calculus I factors women out of STEM degrees
Why do women drop out of STEM majors? Study pinpoints a culprit
On The Farm – Women breaking grass ceiling in agricultural fields
Snap! Building a new career with Legos
Children’s toys that teach coding hit the market
Can Nemo and Dory revolutionize how we teach math in America?
Entertainment robot market to grow at 20.09% CAGR to 2020 driven by boosting STEAM skills in kids
2016 Wonder Women Tech Conference achieves record number of speaker application, creates 2017 speaker waitlist
Early Sense selected to participate in IoT panel at Wonder Women Tech Conference
Michigan’s hot job of the future demand STEAM training
Young entrepreneurs create group helping Harlem youth through agriculture
Magic of Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math
Voice America to Broadcast Live from the Wonder Women Tech Conference
Malcolm Jenkins, Drexel University launch STEAM program
Report addresses how college websites attract new students
Jack Kent Cook foundation – Elite schools should do more to recruit qualified low-income students
Recruiting foreign students to study locally
New Mexico State cuts equestrian program amid budget cuts
COLLEGE FINANCES, GRANTS, ETC.
Not everyone agrees on Hillary Clinton’s big bold plan for college affordability
Uncertainty over Illinois grant funding could derail students’ plans
Avera, Mount Marty get grants for telemedicine, education
How to find a college you can truly afford
Class action lawsuit seeks college loan forgiveness for thousands of students
SBA awards grants to 21 universities and organizations to support R&D, small business innovation
Dickinson College receives $650,000 Mellon Foundation grant
Motorola Solutions Foundation provides $2.81 million in grants to promote STEM
WIU receiving about $5 million a month from stopgap measure
WOMEN IN HIGHER EDUCATION
Ireland – Ireland’s universities risk losing funding under gender equality reform
Thousands sign petition calling for Iran to free professor
Norway – Equality pays off – Working women a boon for Norwegian economy
U.K. – Older mums having more babies than under 20’s
Women around the world – Five questions about girl’s education
U.K. – Almost 100,000 more women than men applied to UK universities this year
P.E.O. Sisterhood promotes education in women
The major problem with this smartphone made “For Women”
India – All-girls loose out to co-ed colleges
Attack on Women’s, African-American studies
COLLEGE SUSTAINABILITY AND AGRICULTURE
‘Get real’ students told to take courses that will lead to jobs
The best college in every state
The 10 most improved colleges of 2016
Here are the top 10 US colleges that aren’t a huge wast of money
Longwood University – Ahead of hosting VP debate Longwood U to debut unique ‘obligation to citizenship’ curriculum
Education leaders conclude conference on issues facing liberal arts
Studer – Liberal menace destroys education
Malaysia – Universities to vet foreign students for ISIS links
State senators call for audit into UVA’s surplus
Where did UVA’s $2.3 Billion “Slush Fund” come from
Lawmakers want to examine UVA fund
Higher Ed’s fiscal crisis in spotlight
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!
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!!!
Below is a collection on events that are happening around the country. For more information on events in particular around Sweet Briar please check
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.
Hosted by: The New York City Alumnae Club
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
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!
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)