WELCOME TO ANOTHER EDITION OF VIXEN WATCH WHICH INCLUDES NEWS AND ARTICLES ON SWEET BRIAR COLLEGE, LIBERAL ARTS, STEM, STEAM, COLLEGE FINANCE, AND MORE.
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.
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.
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MORE INFORMATION IN THE ALLUMNAE ALLIANCE SECTION BELOW
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
SWEET BRIAR IS CURRENTLY SEEKING A QUALIFIED PERSON TO SERVE AS DIRECTOR OF SWEET BRIAR FUND/ANNUAL GIVING. PLEASE SEE THE INFORMATION BELOW IF YOU ARE INTERESTED OR KNOW SOMEONE WHO WOULD BE QUALIFIED TO TAKE ON THIS JOB
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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 College hopes to inspire high school girls to pursue engineering
High school students explore engineering at Sweet Briar College
The 20 best women’s colleges
Dave Matthews Band releasing special Sweet Briar College show
BLUR campers work hard and love every minute
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
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
YOU CAN FIND INFORMATION ABOUT THE DIFFERENT WAYS TO VOLUNTEER FOR SWEET BRIAR.
Posted on Facebook by Patricia Bressler Chatt
College tours inspire, support West Dallas nonprofit’s tutoring efforts (Sweet Briar student Rachel Gomez mentioned)
Posted on Facebook by Edie McRee Bowles
A year after near closing Sweet Briar College is thriving
Submitted by Deirdre Conley
Beyond rehearsal for the real world
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!
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
Thanks to Lizbeth Kauffman and Norma Valentine
Sweet Briar College sees highest number of new applicants in 50 years
World insight – Designing experiential learning at Yale-NUS College
UND’s president Mark Kennedy talks collaboration with NDSU, role of liberal arts
Guest commentarty – The myth of the straight line
Redeemer University College in Ancaster ‘re-setting’ operations
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’]
St. Kate’s leaders join national discussion on the value of liberal arts
Student spotlight – Pre-med track with a twist
Drumpf, loans, and the liberal arts
Liberal Arts demand and summer slide – The week’s most read education news
Singapore – When engineers learn the arts
How to build a new brand of engineer
YMCA hopes grant will bring science to after school programs
Tech groups prioritizing STEM efforts as immigration overhaul stalls
WOMEN IN STEM
Young women in Hawaii learn about STEM careers at PISCES workshop
Review – Rise of the rocket girls – The women who propelled us, from missiles to the moon to mars, by Nathalia Holt
Ireland – How to draw more women into STEM
Ghostbusters needed to show that black women can be scientists too
Artificial intelligence camp bridges STEM gender gap
Africa – Miss. Africa announces $7,000 funding for African women in tech
How women are harassed out of science
Speak up – The factor that keeps women from pursuing STEM careers
Afghanistan – 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
Why today’s girl scouts may become tomorrow’s engineers and scientists
STEM news – Q&A with Emilia Cabrera High School senior and founder of ITGirls Club
New book is a beautiful tribute to the trailblazing ‘Women in Science’
UK – Do companies actually believe in gender equality?
US universities see a rise in female STEM majors among international students
Qualcomm (QCOM) enters $19.5 million gender discrimination settlement
While my wife teared up when Hillary was nominated, my daughter was unimpressed. But that’s a good thing
Attracting more women to study STEM in a world full of geek dude stereotypes
Ensuring women keep making STEM history
Gender inequality continues to plague employers of STEM workers
France – In France hiring biases slightly favor women in male-dominated STEM fields
STEM education statistics 2016 – More foreign women enroll for program
Girls Auto Clinic – Patrice Banks set to open woman-run repair shop catering to us
Infographic/ Linkedln analyzes millions of women in STEM profiles
STEM academy for girls empowers young students
Aldrin, Takei inspire astronauts of tomorrow at KSC
Future teachers add art to make STEAM
Stefanik announces STEAM app design competition for students
The future of education is founded on AI, 3D Printing, and New Space Tech
Think it up celebrates the power of student – teacher collaboration with first-ever national award for classroom innovation and excellence
Illinois budget woes spark UW recruitment full-court press
Out-of-state students help bottom line at Ohio’s public universities
Taxpayers shouldn’t pay for unhappy students
The complicated process of adding diversity to the college syllabus
Giving students their day in court
COLLEGE FINANCES, GRANTS, ETC.
Wallace State awarded 415K grant helping disadvantaged students
$1.8 Million in education grants awarded to South Texas colleges
University’s $1.98 M grant aims to get disadvantaged students to college
Federal grant aims to get more low income Maine kids into college
Columbia College receives $100 grant
Will the democrats’ free college tuition plan really work?
USA funds awards nearly $2.3 million to promote minority student success
Columbia College receives $100,000 Melon Foundation grant
Gene and Roz Chaiken expand existing Trustee Scholarship
Damming student debt – one Liberal Arts College’s approach
How do I apply for college grant?
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
Invisibilia – No one thought this all-women’s debate team could crush it
NBC News’ Andrea Mitchell talks Penn Life, media career
China – Southwest China sees progress in women and children’s development
Iraq – Iraqi leadership group in Costa Mesa to promote higher education for women
Canada – Canadian male graduates earn 44 per cent more than women
Vanguard University aids effort to help women become university leaders in Iraq
The invisible labor of women’s studies
India – More girls studying in India, but 84% drop out after graduation
Alzheimers not more likely in women
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
Oxford College apologises over sexist ‘tone’ of dinner invitation
Hillary Clinton’s nomination is a victory for smart girls
Guest opinion – The proof is in the paycheck – for now..
Internal promotion at Asian universities ‘works against women’
Bay Path University president Carol Leary shares stories of women’s success through education
COLLEGE EQUESTRIAN NEWS
Collegiate riding – Equestrian remains as NCAA emerging sport
COLLEGE SUSTAINABILITY AND AGRICULTURE
“Farm to Table” dinner at Lake Erie College highlights local chefs, farmers
Monroe County Community College considers considers launching ag courses
SH College to hold pulse expo
Educators brainstorm new models for teaching sustainable agriculture
Closing the gap between college career services and employers
Graduates gain experience through internships
A historic down payment – Unpacking a record alumni arts give
Thomas More College enrollment soaring to 46-year high [if they can do Sweet Briar can do it]
UK – PM Theresa May takes aim at students as she tackle migrant crisis
UK – Brexit – Universities must redouble efforts to seek new students and research funding from further afield, says expert
UK – Women are being sent tampons and pads in the post and people are confused
What college freshmen are reading
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!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
or 919-423-7780. If you would like to carpool or need a ride, please indicate your location along with your RSVP.
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 email@example.com or (336) 404-1455.
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)
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
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.