Vixen Watch for August 27, 2016

WELCOME TO VIXEN WATCH WHICH INCLUDES NEWS AND ARTICLES ON SWEET BRIAR COLLEGE, LIBERAL ARTS, STEM, STEAM, COLLEGE FINANCE, AND MORE.

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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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JUST A REMINDER THAT THE ALUMNAE RELATIONS & DEVELOPMENT SITE GOT MIGRATED TO THE “NEW” PART OF THE SBC WEBSITE.  THE MAIN SITE IS NOW
SBC.EDU/ALUMNAE-DEVELOPMENT
YOU ARE ALSO ENCOURAGED TO EXPLORE THE NEW SITE. PLEASE NOTE THAT AS WITH ANY TRANSITION FROM SITE TO SITE, THERE MAY BE BROKEN LINKS.  PLEASE BE SURE TO USE THE BROKEN LINK FORM THAT WILL COME UP WHEN THAT HAPPENS OR CONTACT CLECIE STECKEL AT CDSTECKEL@SBC.EDU

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PLEASE CHECK OUT THE “SUBMITTED BY MEMBERS OF THE SWEET BRIAR FAMILY SECTION FOR A WONDERFUL IDEA SUBMITTED BY AMY LEIGH CAMPBELL. 

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YOU CAN FIND MORE INFORMATION ON HOW YOU CAN
HELP WITH WITH THE RESURFACING OF THE TENNIS COURTS IN THE ‘ALUMNAE ALLIANCE’ SECTION. 

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IF YOU ARE INTERESTED TO VOLUNTEER FOR SWEET BRIAR GO TO:
http://sbc.edu/alumnae-development/volunteer/

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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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PLEASE DON’T FORGET TO SCROLL ALL THE WAY DOWN TO THE “VIXENS HELPING VIXENS” SECTION.  SOME OF OUR FELLOW VIXENS COULD USE OUR HELP

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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

Obituary – Sweet Briar alumna Claire Elizabeth Shaw passed away at the age or 23
http://www.newsadvance.com/obituaries/shaw-claire-elizabeth/article_0833c668-5d16-51f5-88c1-17328e4e7e68.html
Please note that there is information for a fundraiser in her name in the “Submitted by Members of the Sweet Briar Family” section below. 


Obituary – Beatrice Penelope ‘Bea’ Patt, Sweet Briar’s Dean Patt, passed away at the age of 97.
http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/washingtonpost/obituary.aspx?n=beatrice-penelope-patt-bea&pid=181137423


Obituary – Elisabeth H. Lippincott passed away at the age of 95
http://www.philly.com/philly/obituaries/20160825_Elizabeth_H__Lippincott__95__veteran__businesswoman_and_active_volunteer.html


Alumnae Alliance Council meeting minutes from August 9, 2016
http://sbc.edu/alumnae-development/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/aac-meeting-minutes-8-9-16.pdf



President Stone kicked off Sweet Briar’s 111th Opening Convocation this afternoon with a call for more of the hard-earned miracles that had made the last year not just possible, but a huge success for students, faculty, staff and alumnae.


New Sweet Briar budget calls for $20M in gifts for fiscal ’17
http://www.newsadvance.com/news/local/sweet-briar-budget-anticipates-m-in-gifts/article_dc5df1f4-6956-11e6-9e02-f776fa236710.html
and
http://www.newsadvance.com/news/local/update-new-sweet-briar-budget-calls-for-m-in-gifts/article_dc5df1f4-6956-11e6-9e02-f776fa236710.html


Sweet Briar budgets $20M in donations for 2017
https://www.insidehighered.com/quicktakes/2016/08/25/sweet-briar-budgets-20m-donations-2017


New Sweet Briar budget calls for $20M in gifts for fiscal ’17
http://www.richmond.com/news/virginia/article_057dac78-210a-5053-9176-ed30c92ab1b2.html


Creators of Refinery29 feminism series urge Sweet Briar students to be ‘heard and seen’
http://sbc.edu/news/creators-of-refinery29-feminism-series-urge-sweet-briar-students-to-be-heard-and-seen/


Sweet Briar opens 111th session with resolve to keep miracles rolling
http://sbc.edu/news/sweet-briar-opens-111th-session-with-resolve-to-keep-the-miracles-rolling/


[Chairwoman of the BoD of Sweet Briar College], Mayor Tomlinson, is guest speaker for Women’s Equality Day
http://www.ledger-enquirer.com/news/local/military/article97853457.html


5 tips for rocking your first semester at Sweet Briar
http://sbc.edu/news/five-tips-for-rocking-your-first-semester-at-sweet-briar/


SBC is looking for successful alumnae who majored in different fields, and who are currently working, so SBC can highlight successful career paths for majors as part of the sbc.edu website upgrade. This information is a vital communications piece to help us make sure SBC is seen by prospective students as “career focused.”
Please submit your short biography paragraph, a head shot photo, and include your major, and any graduate work you have undertaken as part of your career post-SBC.
For more information contact Cady Thomas at cadylou1@gmail.com 


Sweet Briar College has started a new tradition

Traditions have a special place at Sweet Briar. This year, we decided that there needed to be a new one — a tradition that honors every single student as she begins her journey at Sweet Briar. Our first Daisy Ceremony was held at the end of move-in day on Friday, with President Stone and the board of directors handing each brand-new Vixen a daisy to mark her initiation as a Sweet Briar woman.



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

SUBMITTED BY MEMBERS OF THE SWEET BRIAR FAMILY

Posted on Facebook by Lydia Fleck
Phase 1 of the Sweet Briar Student Adoption effort is underway. Alumnae can sign up to adopt students (assignments will come in a few weeks). Please join the Vixen Den to sign up and stay updated:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/campushappiness/


Posted on Facebook by Serena Kachinsky
“Hey there Ladies, I am passing on info regarding a fundraising campaign for cancer research. Claire Shaw, one of our little sisters, just passed away after a valiant four year battle. She was diagnosed with Ewing Sarcoma after completing her freshman year at Sweet Briar. It would be awesome for her family to feel the support of her Sweet Briar sisters during this grief-stricken time.”
In Memory of Claire Elizabeth Shaw – Supporting Sarcoma Research at MGH
https://fundraise.massgeneral.org/kathy-shaw

Posted on Facebook by Nalini Mani
“Welcome to the new school year… 144 odd freshman and 30 something sophomores, not to mention amazing juniors, seniors, and turning point students.. and about 10 international students – fantastic… all thanks to the hard work of the admissions office and Marcia Thom Kaley. Being on campus this weekend was amazing to see the hustle and bustle of move-in day with some amazing young women leaders. And, of course, spending time talking to those who make SBC a stellar institution of higher education – the faculty! Then there is the BOD who met this weekend – thank you for all your hard work. I know you’ve been churning to work hard on our year coming up and especially on governance as promised back in May/June. The article attached says it all. This is the year of hard work.. of ensuring we have strong governance…. shared governance with faculty and staff who are fairly represented, where faculty can work on creating the liberal arts/humanities / social sciences curriculum for 2026 and beyond…. transparency, integrity, solid rubrics and criteria that epitomize what makes a strong SBC trustee.. and revamped bylaws that ensure the BOD is not self-perpetuating… this is the advent of a new era and we are recreating ourselves..taking control, being leaders at a College for Women.”
More Lessons from the (Sweet) Briar Patch
http://www.steptoe-johnson.com/sites/default/files/More%20Lessons%20from%20the%20%28Sweet%29%20Briar%20Patch.pdf


Posted on Facebook by Amy Leigh Campbell 
As we launch headlong into the 2016-2017 academic year as of 130pm this afternoon, I submit for your reading pleasure the following. Note especially Domestic Science on page 56. I read the programs of study leading up to page 56 and feel confident I could have been a Sweet Briar woman, even in 1906, despite what would have surely been poor marks in Domestic Science.
The First Year Book of Sweet Briar College
https://archive.org/stream/firstyearbookofs00unse#page/n1/mode/2up


Posted on Facebook by Amy Leigh Campbell – a really cool idea
Putting this out into the fb universe because my wild, brilliant collection of friends never fail me —
I want a vending machine for a special project at Sweet Briar. It’s not for snacks or drinks — it will be for fun, random gifts for students from alumnae. Cool, right?
Speaking of cool, ideally it will not be a refrigerated machine since I don’t want to waste electricity. Even one of the old cigarette machines where you pull the lever would work for this purpose and might even be preferable since they have less electronic parts.
So please put your thinking caps on and pass along my request to anyone you know who might donate one to my crazy dream. Thank you!!!


Shared on Facebook by Lee Anne Chaskes
From the Sweet Briar Business Department – Welcome to Sweet Briar
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F3IFg7qI4KU&feature=youtu.be


Posted on Facebook by Jane Dure
“Here are our first-years, their family, and the students and staff who helped them move in. By the way, 70 freshmen qualified for participation in the Honors Program.”







More photos shared on Facebook by Dawn Elizabeth Schwarting









AN IMPORTANT MESSAGE FROM THE ALUMNAE ALLIANCE
Critical need at Sweet Briar! We need your help!
The tennis courts at Sweet Briar were last resurfaced 12 years ago, but best practices among collegiate facilities call for resurfacing every 7 to 9 years. Maintenance was limited to patching any problem spots, but patching is not proper maintenance for the long term. As a result, water has penetrated many of the courts as far below the surface as 12 inches. This has caused foundational cracks, surface cracks, dead spots, and separation between the topcoat and the foundational layers of the courts. The courts now have to be rebuilt.

Rebuilding the tennis courts is a critical need for Sweet Briar not only for ODAC intercollegiate play but for rebuilding auxiliary revenue through camps and clinics in the off-season. Sweet Briar hosted a condensed version of Dennis van Der Meer’s adult tennis camp this summer; however, any expansion of the camps is in jeopardy due to the condition of the courts. The total sum needed for this project is $275,000. We have already received a $50,000 challenge gift from an anonymous donor to complete the rebuilding of the courts, and other donors have provided an additional $9,000 to date. Former tennis teammates are reaching out to each other to raise the remaining $216,000, but gifts are welcome from all of our Sweet Briar alumnae and friends. Work on the courts must begin before the winter months so that competitions and camps can resume in the spring; therefore, we must reach our goal by October 1, 2016. If the courts are not rebuilt in time for the spring season, our tennis team will have to hold its home matches at one of Amherst’s public schools.

If you have questions about this project or would like to make a gift of $10,000 or more, please contact Mary Pope M. Hutson ’83 at 434-381-6131. Click on the link for photos of the tennis courts in the latest Briar Wire.


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/

LIBERAL ARTS

Southeastern University pursues a rapid merger of the arts, technology
http://www.theledger.com/article/20160820/NEWS/160829966?Title=Southeastern-University-pursues-a-rapid-merger-of-the-arts-technology


Art remains integral to Fisk University’s culture
http://www.tennessean.com/story/opinion/contributors/2016/08/21/art-remains-integral-fisk-universitys-culture/88976036/


Michigan diocese adopts classical curriculum, rejects common core
https://www.heartland.org/news-opinion/news/michigan-diocese-adopts-classical-curriculum-rejects-common-core
and
http://www.catholicworldreport.com/NewsBriefs/Default.aspx?rssGuid=why-this-diocese-is-ditching-common-core-for-liberal-arts-19242/


Why liberal arts degrees are valuable in tech
http://www.cio.com/article/3110007/it-skills-training/why-liberal-arts-degrees-are-valuable-in-tech.html


Students won the campus culture war
http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2016/08/23/did-students-win-the-campus-culture-wars.html


Q&A with Peter Shoemaker – Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences
http://www.shu.edu/arts-sciences/news/qa-with-new-arts-and-sciences-dean.cfm


Paper explores future of tech in liberal arts organization
https://www.insidehighered.com/quicktakes/2016/08/25/paper-explores-future-tech-liberal-arts-organization


20 liberal arts colleges where grads earn the most
http://time.com/money/4465388/liberal-arts-colleges-highest-salaries/


We can relate to ‘Liberal Arts’
http://ksusentinel.com/2016/08/25/we-can-all-relate-to-liberal-arts/


‘Liberal Arts’ falls short
http://ksusentinel.com/2016/08/25/liberal-arts-falls-short/


With new ‘microcollege’ low-income mothers learn Aristotle, Shakespeare
https://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/2016/08/26/liberal-arts-lifting-young-mothers-holyoke/niMPavOE2vkExkNQ1duuTM/story.html


Is tradition costing Bard financial solvency?
http://www.educationdive.com/news/is-tradition-costing-bard-financial-solvency/425208/


Why we need tiny colleges
http://www.yesmagazine.org/people-power/why-we-need-tiny-colleges-20160826


Engstrom – Enrollment a challenge, liberal arts remain fundamental at UM
http://mtpr.org/post/engstrom-enrollment-challenge-liberal-arts-remain-fundamental-um


Big Ten schools pace the nation in international student enrollment
http://www.educationdive.com/news/big-ten-schools-pace-the-nation-in-international-student-enrollment/425201/

STEM

Educators focusing on mathematics to encourage STEM degrees
http://kxan.com/2016/08/22/educators-focusing-on-mathematics-to-encourage-stem-degrees/


STEM as I see it
http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/amy-mather-/stem-as-i-see-it_b_11662154.html


Why STEM subjects and fashion design go hand in hand
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-08-25/why-stem-subjects-and-fashion-design-go-hand-in-hand/7784834


MTS Rolling Road System model brings inspiration to future engineers at Minnesota State Fair
http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/mts-rolling-road-system-model-brings-inspiration-to-future-engineers-at-minnesota-state-fair-300318271.html

WOMEN IN STEM

WITI and 451 Research publish research on attracting and retaining women in STEM
http://www.prweb.com/releases/2016/08/prweb13633743.htm


Women make up a quarter of UI College of Engineering’s freshman class
http://www.news-gazette.com/news/local/2016-08-22/women-make-quarter-ui-college-engineerings-freshman-class.html


Mentorship is crucial for advancement of women in technology
http://www.twice.com/mentorship-crucial-advancement-women-technology/62566


Take a closer look at Cindy Rockwell
http://www.businessrecord.com/Content/Default/-All-Latest-News/Article/Take-a-closer-look-at-Cindy-Rockwell/-3/248/74419


How the Earlham Institute is showcasing female STEM role models
http://www.computerweekly.com/blog/WITsend/How-the-Earlham-Institute-is-showcasing-female-Stem-role-models


10 ways UC Davis is great in STEM
https://www.ucdavis.edu/news/10-ways-uc-davis-great-stem/


Astronaut Rhea Seddon to address girls and young women in Murfreesboro
http://wgnsradio.com/astronaut-rhea-seddon-to-address-girls-and-young-women-in-murfreesboro-cms-34547


The best man for the job?
http://windsorstar.com/special-features-3/the-best-man-for-the-job


Incoming class of women engineers breaks record
http://www.illinoishomepage.net/news/local-news/incoming-class-of-women-engineers-breaks-record


Beyond #WomeninTech: 7 ways you can make every single woman count
http://www.feminisminindia.com/2016/08/24/beyond-women-in-tech/


5 reasons girls should learn to code
http://www.omaha.com/momaha/reasons-girls-should-learn-to-code/article_8af09114-6942-11e6-a03a-b3ca50840e3d.html


Africa – Remarks at a science, technology, engineering, mathematics STEM girls event
http://www.einnews.com/pr_news/341514221/africa-remarks-at-a-science-technology-engineering-and-mathematics-stem-girls-event


UM-Flint’s women of STEM – Samantha Grathoff
https://news.umflint.edu/2016/08/26/um-flints-women-stem-samantha-grathoff/


Initiative encourages girls, women in STEM fields
http://www.hotsr.com/news/2016/aug/25/initiative-encourages-girls-women-in-st/


Young women study Straights water ecology on tall ships during summer break
http://www.petoskeynews.com/gaylord/sports/outdoors/young-women-study-straits-water-ecology-on-tall-ships-during/article_12fefe79-3762-559b-bc48-a9baffb95aa3.html
and
http://www.petoskeynews.com/featured-pnr/young-women-study-straits-water-ecology-on-tall-ships/article_e64c4ffc-0b84-5870-a418-2c16bfb421e3.html


Nationwide and in Manatee-Sarasota, fewer women employed in IT careers
http://www.bradenton.com/news/business/article97812562.html


Gonzalez interns with NASA, encourages other young women to pursue STEM careers
http://www.yourhoustonnews.com/deer_park/living/gonzalez-interns-with-nasa-encourages-other-young-women-to-pursue/article_17aded52-29db-5f34-8d55-db9902a31f69.html


Using LEGO figures to build recognition for great women in STEM
https://www.siliconrepublic.com/discovery/lego-nasa-women-maia-weinstock


Unanet recognizes Women’s Equality Day and reflects on its emphasis on female leadership
http://www.benzinga.com/pressreleases/16/08/p8396194/unanet-recognizes-womens-equality-day-and-reflects-on-its-emphasis-on-f


New illustrated book showcases 50 female pioneers in science to inspire young girls
http://girltalkhq.com/new-illustrated-book-showcases-50-female-pioneers-science-inspire-young-girls/


‘Belonging’ can help keep talented female students in STEM classes
http://www.nsf.gov/discoveries/disc_summ.jsp?cntn_id=189603&org=NSF&from=news

STEAM

Marvel announces STEAM variant covers
http://comicbook.com/marvel/2016/08/20/marvel-announces-steam-variant-covers/
and
http://www.comicosity.com/marvel-announces-steam-variants-by-chin-ferry-more/
and
http://www.blastr.com/2016-8-22/marvel-announces-5-steam-variant-covers-get-readers-interested-science
and
http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/herocomplex/la-et-hc-marvel-steam-variant-covers-20160822-snap-htmlstory.html


Art is essential, not extra
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/randi-weingarten/art-is-essential-not-extr_b_11633678.html


Creating scientists in the STEAM lab
http://www.dailyindependent.com/news/creating-scientists-in-the-steam-lab/article_3e9ccb60-6899-11e6-957e-77165b765dcd.html


STEAM school principal wants girls to find solar power
http://www.nbcdfw.com/news/local/New-Dallas-ISD-school-wants-girls-to-reach-the-solar-391063472.html


Empowering women and girls through STEAM
http://www.einnews.com/pr_news/341629907/empowering-women-and-girls-through-steam


STEAM in action – Creating board games
http://msue.anr.msu.edu/news/steam_in_action_creating_board_games


LEGOs symposium trains teachers in robotics and other STEM skills
http://www.fairfaxtimes.com/articles/legos-symposium-trains-teachers-in-robotics-and-other-stem-skills/article_c430f638-6bd8-11e6-8ee2-2396cab0335a.html


STEM or STEAM?  Jacksonville teacher says best left up to student
http://news.wjct.org/post/stem-or-steam-jacksonville-teacher-says-best-left-students

WOMEN’S COLLEGE

Weigh the pros, cons of attending a women’s college in the 21st century
http://www.usnews.com/education/best-colleges/articles/2016-08-24/weigh-the-pros-cons-of-attending-a-womens-college-in-the-21st-century


Traveling the road not taken to college
http://www.forbes.com/sites/willarddix/2016/08/25/traveling-the-road-not-taken-to-college/#712d16b019be

STUDENT RECRUITMENT

WSU makes ‘Top 30’ list for LGBTQ students
http://www.kvewtv.com/article/2016/aug/22/wsu-makes-top-30-list-lgbtq-students/
and
http://instinctmagazine.com/post/campus-pride%E2%80%99s-2016-top-30-list-lgbtq-friendly-colleges-universities


Seeking admission to top colleges, Chinese students flock US private schools
https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/education/seeking-admission-to-top-colleges-chinese-students-flock-to-us-private-schools/2016/08/23/7279a582-5f18-11e6-8e45-477372e89d78_story.html


Recruiting game – Schools, athletes juggle the cost of college scholarships
http://www.reviewjournal.com/sports/the-recruiting-game/recruiting-game-schools-athletes-juggle-the-cost-college-scholarship


College, career fair prepares students for big decisions
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20160824/news/160829456/


Immersive student development, diversity and recruitment program creates a pipeline to prepare diverse new talent
http://newsroomamerica.com/story/592645.html


Why International Diversity Matters in Recruiting
http://www.recruitingtrends.com/REC/view/story.jhtml?id=534361016


5 most common mistakes of athlete-families
http://college.usatoday.com/2016/08/26/5-most-common-mistakes-of-athlete-families/


What is it with Republicans support of for-profit college scams?
http://urbanmilwaukee.com/pressrelease/what-is-it-with-republicans-support-of-for-profit-college-scams/

COLLEGE SUSTAINABILITY AND AGRICULTURE

When organic food was a ‘Communist’ plot
http://www.courier-journal.com/story/life/food/farm-to-table/2016/08/23/when-organic-was-a-communist-plot-to-starve-america/88691016/


Bay Mills Community College offers fundamentals of sustainable agriculture course
http://msue.anr.msu.edu/news/bay_mills_community_college_offers_fundamentals_of_sustainable_agriculture_course

COLLEGE FINANCES, GRANTS, ETC.

7 pieces of scholarship advice from current college students
http://www.nasdaq.com/article/7-pieces-of-scholarship-advice-from-current-college-students-cm668648


Program that helps low income students to college gets $1.2 million grant
http://mtstandard.com/news/local/program-that-helps-send-low-income-students-to-college-gets/article_d1ee6b30-e897-5e2d-bc61-97f36b3cc9d0.html


Grants help young adults with disabilities attend college
http://www.bostonherald.com/news/local_coverage/2016/08/grants_help_young_adults_with_disabilities_attend_college


BHS gets $40K grant for college guidance
http://beatricedailysun.com/news/bhs-gets-k-grant-for-college-guidance/article_016a6e32-a6dd-5c75-948e-7594bbf2085c.html


EMCC awarded $2.6 million federal grant
https://news.estrellamountain.edu/bytes/2016/08/23/emcc-awarded-26-million-federal-grant


Ireland – New college year: How student grant system SUSI works
http://www.irishtimes.com/news/education/new-college-year-how-student-grant-system-susi-works-1.2767359


Tusculum College receives 2016 Veteran Reconnect grant
http://www.thetomahawk.com/local-news/tusculum-college-receives-2016-veteran-reconnect-grant/


US government cuts off new funding for ITT Technical Institute
http://www.wsj.com/articles/u-s-government-cuts-off-new-funding-for-itt-technical-institute-1472152253
and
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/08/26/business/itt-college-chain-barred-from-enrolling-students-with-us-aid.html?_r=0


Advice on applying for college scholarships and financial aid
http://www.star-telegram.com/living/keller-magazine/article97592857.html


IU college of arts and sciences receives $6 million gift for internships, endowed faculty chairs
http://news.indiana.edu/releases/iu/2016/08/ralph-walter-gift.shtml


WOMEN IN HIGHER EDUCATION

Overseas research rite of passage ‘discriminates against women’
https://www.timeshighereducation.com/news/overseas-research-rite-passage-discriminates-against-women


Institutionalising women’s rights
http://www.khaleejtimes.com/international/institutionalising-womens-rights


UK – ‘Common sense’ women who return to work after having a baby fall behind men in earning power
http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/uk-gender-pay-gap-women-paid-about-18-less-per-hour-men-ifs-research-shows-1577480
and
http://fortune.com/2016/08/23/uk-gender-pay-gap-2/
and
http://qz.com/764174/better-educated-women-pay-a-steeper-price-for-motherhood/


India – Despite Rio Olympics 2016 success, Indian women are routinely denied opportunities
http://www.firstpost.com/india/despite-rio-olympics-2016-success-indian-women-are-routinely-denied-opportunities-2971552.html


Tenure track promotions double for women
http://www.educationdive.com/news/tenure-track-promotions-double-for-women/424932/


Australia – Women at work – more qualifications, but less pay
http://www.theaustralian.com.au/higher-education/women-at-work-more-qualifications-but-less-pay/news-story/d741c1056da9e6e785260851842538f2


Largest all-girls public school network in nation establishes footprint in West Texas
http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/largest-all-girls-public-school-network-in-nation-establishes-footprint-in-west-texas-300317059.html


Janet Napolitano – Risk, resolve, and running a major university system
http://www.theatlantic.com/education/archive/2016/08/running-a-major-university-system-as-a-woman/497012/


Israel – Strictly-Orthodox sect bans women from going to university
http://jewishnews.timesofisrael.com/strictly-orthodox-sect-bans-women-from-going-to-university/


On black women’s equal pay day, media highlight plight of women of color in the workplace
http://mediamatters.org/research/2016/08/23/black-women-s-equal-pay-day-media-highlight-plight-women-color-workplace/212606


India – Number of unemployed women engineers in India is as high as 40%
http://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-national/tp-karnataka/number-of-unemployed-women-engineers-in-india-is-as-high-as-40/article9028304.ece


Kazakhstan – Skyrocketing female suicide attempts in Kazakhstan
http://www.tol.org/client/article/26241-kazakhstan-mental-health-suicides-men-women-adolescents.html


Utah Valley everyday hero – Susan Madsen is a tireless advocate for women and raising leaders
http://www.heraldextra.com/news/local/education/college/uvu/utah-valley-everyday-hero-susan-madsen-is-a-tireless-advocate/article_918e4465-d3c4-5e1c-ab7d-5eae67e6cdc8.html


Women’s equality day – Celebrating the 19th amendment’s impact on rights, equity
http://www.dcmilitary.com/journal/features/women-s-equality-day-celebrating-the-th-amendment-s-impact/article_7ccd5378-3236-5547-b627-27522e9f18e4.html


Utah named worst state for women’s equality
http://upr.org/post/utah-named-worst-state-womens-equality


This activist is using her paintings to crowdfund education for transgender women
https://www.scoopwhoop.com/This-Activist-Is-Raising-Funds-For-Educating-Transgender-Women/#.8j3rbr8cs

OTHER

Cheryl Parson -Prepare your college student for scammers
http://limaohio.com/top-stories/198488/cheryl-parson-prepare-your-college-student-for-scammers


Dorm room decor – Our favorites from move-in 2016
https://www.obu.edu/blog/dorm-room-decor-favorites-move-2016/


Nate Parker, Kurt Metzger, and the fetish for female silence
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/sarah-nechamkin/nate-parker-kurt-metzger-_b_11643432.html


Randolph College boosts transfer student number
http://www.newsadvance.com/news/local/randolph-college-boosts-transfer-student-numbers/article_469d6ddf-7d5b-595b-abe7-9d630d07aeb1.html

EVENTS

Below is a collection on events that are happening around the country.  For more information on events in particular around Sweet Briar please checkhttp://sbc.edu/featured-events/


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

Stephanie Wiland needs a boost with her tuition for her last, her senior year at Sweet Briar.  Please go to https://www.gofundme.com/2b3un3s4 and consider donating towards her tuition.


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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WELCOME TO VIXEN WATCH WHICH INCLUDES NEWS AND ARTICLES ON SWEET BRIAR COLLEGE, LIBERAL ARTS, STEM, STEAM, COLLEGE FINANCE, AND MORE.

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Introducing –
Sweet Briar Class of 2020

Welcome to the sisterhood.  Holla! Holla!

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SWEET BRIAR’S OWN HARPREET BEDI IS THE EXECUTIVE PRODUCER OF THE FILM “UNDER THE TURBAN”. READ MORE IN THE “SWEET BRIAR NEWS” SECTION 

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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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JUST A REMINDER THAT THE ALUMNAE RELATIONS & DEVELOPMENT SITE GOT MIGRATED TO THE “NEW” PART OF THE SBC WEBSITE.  THE MAIN SITE IS NOW
SBC.EDU/ALUMNAE-DEVELOPMENT
YOU ARE ALSO ENCOURAGED TO EXPLORE THE NEW SITE. PLEASE NOTE THAT AS WITH ANY TRANSITION FROM SITE TO SITE, THERE MAY BE BROKEN LINKS.  PLEASE BE SURE TO USE THE BROKEN LINK FORM THAT WILL COME UP WHEN THAT HAPPENS OR CONTACT CLECIE STECKEL AT CDSTECKEL@SBC.EDU

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HERE AGAIN IS THE LINK KATIE SCHELLHAMMER SUBMITTED TO VIEW A WONDERFUL SELECTION OF HUNDREDS OF PHOTOS OF SWEET BRIAR  
https://www.flickr.com/photos/sweetbriarcollege/albums

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YOU CAN FIND MORE INFORMATION ON HOW YOU CAN
HELP WITH WITH THE RESURFACING OF THE TENNIS COURTS IN THE ‘ALUMNAE ALLIANCE’ SECTION. 

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IF YOU ARE INTERESTED TO VOLUNTEER FOR SWEET BRIAR GO TO:
http://sbc.edu/alumnae-development/volunteer/

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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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PLEASE DON’T FORGET TO SCROLL ALL THE WAY DOWN TO THE “VIXENS HELPING VIXENS” SECTION.  SOME OF OUR FELLOW VIXENS COULD USE OUR HELP

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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 alumna Harpreet Bedi is the executive producer of the film “Under the Turban” which will be shown at the United Nations Film Festival in October.
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt5700402/
http://www.unaff.org/2016/films/html
In Harpreet Bedi’s own words: ”
It started off when my now 14 year old (then 9) asked what it meant to be a Sikh.  [I] will be coming to Stanford for the premier of the documentary. It took us 4 years to make – was fun to do (Harleys and Helicopters — an original bunch of songs made in Brooklyn — were involved). [I am] attaching the songs and the movie poster (the picture is my daughter Zara).
Everyone is welcome for the launch – and afterwards [I am] happy to show it to anyone who is interested to see it!”
Below are songs from the movie
https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B97cF6GThnEhOEF0NVVMcVlYSzg/view
https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B97cF6GThnEhS1hxOHJSaEZjLTQ/view
https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B97cF6GThnEhYmZvUXcxZE5PU0E/viewIMG_3232


Photographs by Andrea Eis capture ‘silent conversations’ with President Emerita Meta Glass
http://sbc.edu/news/photographs-by-andrea-eis-capture-silent-conversations-with-president-emerita-meta-glass/


Vixens summer captain’s summer was for the birds – and other critters
http://sbc.edu/news/photographs-by-andrea-eis-capture-silent-conversations-with-president-emerita-meta-glass/


Sweet Briar profs gear up for semester; year of rebuilding, reassessment ahead
http://www.newsadvance.com/news/local/sweet-briar-profs-gear-up-for-semester-year-of-rebuilding/article_c41a8037-ba37-51cb-8339-c56dc7eca82a.html 


Sweet Briar College looking ahead to new year with new students
http://wset.com/news/local/sweet-briar-college-looking-ahead-to-new-year-with-new-students


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

SUBMITTED BY MEMBERS OF THE SWEET BRIAR FAMLY

Posted on Facebook by Dawn Elizabeth Schwarting

A friend’s mother-in-law went to SBC and wants to share her photos
Just [to let you] know that [these photos] came from the Sue Belle Frierson’s scrapbook from 1921-1922. Her father was Solicitor General of the United States. Lots of the pictures have names with them.

 





AN IMPORTANT MESSAGE FROM THE ALUMNAE ALLIANCE
Critical need at Sweet Briar! We need your help!
The tennis courts at Sweet Briar were last resurfaced 12 years ago, but best practices among collegiate facilities call for resurfacing every 7 to 9 years. Maintenance was limited to patching any problem spots, but patching is not proper maintenance for the long term. As a result, water has penetrated many of the courts as far below the surface as 12 inches. This has caused foundational cracks, surface cracks, dead spots, and separation between the topcoat and the foundational layers of the courts. The courts now have to be rebuilt.

Rebuilding the tennis courts is a critical need for Sweet Briar not only for ODAC intercollegiate play but for rebuilding auxiliary revenue through camps and clinics in the off-season. Sweet Briar hosted a condensed version of Dennis van Der Meer’s adult tennis camp this summer; however, any expansion of the camps is in jeopardy due to the condition of the courts. The total sum needed for this project is $275,000. We have already received a $50,000 challenge gift from an anonymous donor to complete the rebuilding of the courts, and other donors have provided an additional $9,000 to date. Former tennis teammates are reaching out to each other to raise the remaining $216,000, but gifts are welcome from all of our Sweet Briar alumnae and friends. Work on the courts must begin before the winter months so that competitions and camps can resume in the spring; therefore, we must reach our goal by October 1, 2016. If the courts are not rebuilt in time for the spring season, our tennis team will have to hold its home matches at one of Amherst’s public schools.

If you have questions about this project or would like to make a gift of $10,000 or more, please contact Mary Pope M. Hutson ’83 at 434-381-6131. Click on the link for photos of the tennis courts in the latest Briar Wire.


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/

LIBERAL ARTS

What employers want – Greenfield Community College found out
http://www.masslive.com/business-news/index.ssf/2016/08/what_employers_want_greenfield_community.html


Liberal education and the quest for truth, freedom, and greatness
https://www.theobjectivestandard.com/issues/2016-fall/liberal-education-and-the-quest-for-truth-freedom-and-greatness/


Are the liberal arts an antidote to social media?
https://www.insidehighered.com/blogs/technology-and-learning/are-liberal-arts-antidote-social-media


Why get a liberal education? It is the life and breath of medicine
http://www.fairfieldcitizenonline.com/news/article/Why-get-a-liberal-education-It-is-the-life-and-9142785.php


Four years at a liberal arts college turned me into a conservative
http://www.vice.com/en_ca/read/liberal-arts-college-turned-me-into-a-conservative


College’s suffocating focus on oppression studies turns liberal student conservative
http://www.thecollegefix.com/bulletin-board/colleges-suffocating-focus-oppression-studies-turns-liberal-student-conservative/


Dartmough professors – Liberal arts education is at the heart of medicine
http://www.beckershospitalreview.com/hospital-physician-relationships/dartmouth-professors-liberal-arts-education-is-at-the-heart-of-medicine.html


Liberal arts embrace STEM
http://www.huewire.com/headlines/african-american/the-liberal-arts-embrace-stem/203065/


Training good doctors starts with liberal arts
https://newrepublic.com/article/136050/training-good-doctors-starts-liberal-arts


The presidential election, the liberal arts and an engaged citizenry
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/michael-zimmerman/the-presidential-election_b_11555066.html


MCLA lands $65,000 in state funds for Berkshire STEM network
http://www.berkshireeagle.com/local/ci_30259252/mcla-lands-65-000-state-funds-berkshire-stem


Teaching methods – Engineering part 1 with Lyn English
https://www.teachermagazine.com.au/article/teaching-methods-engineering-part-1-with-lyn-english

STEM

Singapore – Celebration of science builds a smart future
https://biotechin.asia/2016/08/15/celebration-of-science-builds-a-smart-future/


STEM education
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/08/15/opinion/stem-education.html?_r=0

WOMEN IN STEM

Women are still under represented in STEM fields
http://www.mysanantonio.com/opinion/commentary/article/Women-are-still-under-represented-in-STEM-fields-9139599.php


Australia – Women in STEM to shine during National Science week
https://www.australianmining.com.au/news/women-stem-shine-national-science-week/


Title IX helps girls, but leaves boys behind, women’s advocate contends
http://www.campusreform.org/?ID=8010


‘Hidden Figures’ brings black women in STEM to the forefront
http://www.ebony.com/entertainment-culture/hidden-figures-black-women-in-stem
and
http://thestir.cafemom.com/movies/200013/hidden_figures_trailer_proves_that
and
http://blackengineer.com/artman2/publish/FirstByte/Hidden-Figures-Unveiling-At-Women-of-Color-in-Science-Technology-Engineering-and-Math-STEM-Conference.shtml


Rwanda – Education key to fighting discrimination, says official
http://www.newtimes.co.rw/section/article/2016-08-16/202652/


This all-girls robotics team wins competitions and minds
http://www.modeldmedia.com/features/mercy-midnight-081516.aspx


Ireland – YouTuber and physicist Dianna Cowern on creating Physics Girl
https://onedublin.org/2016/08/16/youtuber-and-physicist-dianna-cowern-on-creating-physics-girl/


Robotics can get girls into STEM, but some still need convincing
http://www.smithsonianmag.com/ist/?next=/science-nature/robotics-good-girls-some-still-need-convincing-180960131/


Philadelphia to set the stage for the world’s largest conference & career fair for women in engineering and technology
http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/philadelphia-to-set-the-stage-for-the-worlds-largest-conference–career-fair-for-women-in-engineering-and-technology-300314525.html


Solar powered IceBox derby teaches STEM to young women
https://cleantechnica.com/2016/08/17/solar-powered-icebox-derby-teaches-stem-young-women/


Op-Ed:  Legos are among the building blocks of STEM
http://www.usnews.com/news/articles/2016-08-17/op-ed-legos-are-among-the-building-blocks-of-stem


What I learned from my boss reading me a sexist email on my first day of work
http://fortune.com/2016/08/17/women-in-business-sexism-work/


Talent matters – In the push for STEM, women don’t have to get left behind
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/capital-business/wp/2016/08/18/talent-matters-in-the-push-for-stem-women-dont-have-to-get-left-behind/


Closing the gender gap through STEM
http://machinedesign.com/engineering-essentials/closing-gender-gap-through-stem


Ireland – This is why more girls need to take up STEM subject in school
http://www.irishexaminer.com/lifestyle/features/this-is-why-more-girls-need-to-take-up-stem-subjects-in-school-416606.html


Apprenticeships – Championing alternative routes into STEM careers
http://www.wearethecity.com/apprenticeships-championing-alternative-routes-stem-careers/


The Lenny Interview – Megan Smith
https://www.yahoo.com/style/lenny-interview-megan-smith-201333393.html


WEB Coolness – Women in STEM, new unlimited data plans, and how Instagram and Snapchat are affecting your teen’s body image
http://coolmomtech.com/2016/08/women-in-stem-unlimited-data-plans/

STEAM

Technology, building upgrades to greet North Allegheny students
http://triblive.com/news/neighborhoods/northhills/10821737-74/students-technology-district 


California’s first all-girl school in 20 years to open in LAUSD
http://www.nbclosangeles.com/news/local/First-All-Girls-School-in-California-in-20-Years-To-Open-in-LAUSD-390205081.html


Highland Park ISD gets $5.8 million grant to overhaul STEAM education
http://www.dallasnews.com/news/education/headlines/20160815-highland-park-isd-gets-5.8-million-grant-to-overhaul-steam-education.ece
and
http://www.parkcitiespeople.com/education/hpisd-announces-5-8-million-grant/


STEAM puts students in production chair
http://hudsonvalleynewsnetwork.com/2016/08/16/steam-puts-students-production-chair/


Fostering wisdom through wonder
http://thechampionnewspaper.com/news/local/fostering-wisdom-through-wonder/


Underwater engineering with the ocean’s future in mind
http://smdp.com/underwater-engineering-with-the-oceans-future-in-mind/156716


The nature of wine and creativity- a sensory wine tasting experience on September 17
http://news.hamlethub.com/danbury/events/42280-the-aldrich-1471530546-1471530547


Marvel’s new variant comic covers want to get kids into STEM (and the Arts, too)
http://io9.gizmodo.com/marvels-new-variant-comic-covers-want-to-get-kids-into-1785503932
and
http://www.newsarama.com/30714-spider-man-moon-girl-more-part-of-marvel-s-steam-education-themed-variants.html
and
http://uproxx.com/gammasquad/marvel-science-stem-covers/
and
http://comicsalliance.com/marvel-steam-themed-variant-covers/

STUDENT RECRUITMENT

Lisa Miller – Perils of a for-profit college
http://www.centralmaine.com/2016/08/16/lisa-miller-perils-of-a-for-profit-college/


Phony colleges cash in by selling student visas
http://www.lifezette.com/polizette/phony-colleges-cash-in-by-selling-student-visas/


STEM Premier and Vincennes University to provide innovative way for students to connect with opportunities in Indiana
http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20160816005251/en/STEM-Premier-Vincennes-University-Provide-Innovative-Students


Campus placement in Anna University get a bright start
http://www.deccanchronicle.com/nation/in-other-news/180816/campus-placement-in-anna-university-gets-a-bright-start.html


State gains more college students than it loses
http://www.thepublicopinion.com/news/local_news/state-gains-more-college-students-than-it-loses/article_2c967ef8-6622-11e6-84ae-87a213dd48b9.html

COLLEGE SUSTAINABILITY AND AGRICULTURE

College-bound New Sharon teen hopes to become advocate for farming
http://www.centralmaine.com/2016/08/17/college-bound-new-sharon-teen-hopes-to-become-advocate-for-farming/

 

COLLEGE FINANCES, GRANTS, ETC.

Grant to help middle, high school students get to college
http://www.concordmonitor.com/Federal-grant-renewed-for-UNH-low-income-first-generation-students-4108152


Penn State receives grants to work with middle, high school students
http://news.psu.edu/story/421103/2016/08/15/penn-state-receives-grants-work-middle-high-school-students


Texas Democrat says half of Hispanic college students rely on Pell  grants
http://politifact.com/texas/statements/2016/aug/15/ruben-hinojosa/texas-democrat-says-half-hispanic-college-students/


Santa Fe College awarded grant for educational talent search
http://news.sfcollege.edu/2016/08/17/santa-fe-college-awarded-grant-for-educational-talent-search-program/


Tuition is now a useless concept in higher education
https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/tuition-is-now-a-useless-concept-in-higher-education/2016/08/19/678e74ec-3261-11e6-8758-d58e76e11b12_story.html?utm_term=.3ec47901569f

WOMEN IN HIGHER EDUCATION

Spelman College to consider admitting transgender women
http://thegrio.com/2016/08/15/spelman-college-to-consider-admitting-transgender-women/
and
http://www.campusreform.org/?ID=8007
and
http://atlantablackstar.com/2016/08/15/spelman-college-consider-admitting-transgender-students/
and
http://www.vibe.com/2016/08/spelman-college-transgender-women/


Cisco’s Cooney – Own your own path
http://www.lightreading.com/business-employment/women-in-comms/ciscos-cooney-own-your-own-path/a/d-id/724906


UK – Universities’ missing men – Proportion applying falls to its lowest ever level as male students are outnumbered by four to one at some institutions
http://www.mysanantonio.com/opinion/commentary/article/Women-are-still-under-represented-in-STEM-fields-9139599.php
and
http://www.bbc.com/news/education-37107208


Foundation targets higher ed achievement gap
http://www.insideindianabusiness.com/story/32762069/foundation-targets-higher-ed-achievement-gap


US university hikes salaries to resolve ‘pay inequities’
https://www.timeshighereducation.com/news/us-university-hikes-salaries-resolve-pay-inequities


China – Women’s Federation brings hope for access to education for impoverished students
http://www.womenofchina.cn/womenofchina/html1/news/action/1608/2210-1.htm


Malaysia – Higher education minister Sec-Gen speaks about empowering women at NBOS conference
http://malaysiandigest.com/frontpage/29-4-tile/627060-education-ministry-sec-gen-speaks-about-empowering-women-at-nbos-conference.html


Canada – More women work in Canada than the US.  Here’s why:
http://globalnews.ca/news/2887329/more-women-work-in-canada-than-the-u-s-heres-why/


College students at high risk of victimization during ‘Red Zone’
http://www.ballstatedaily.com/article/2016/08/news-college-red-zone


Japan – Women in college leadership roles are still rare
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/opinion/2016/08/19/commentary/japan-commentary/women-college-leadership-roles-still-rare/#.V7hT1ZgrLIU


What does Islam think of women as leaders?
http://www.dhakatribune.com/opinion/op-ed/2016/08/20/islam-think-women-leaders/


13th annual Pennsylvania conference for women
http://6abc.com/society/13th-annual-pennsylvania-conference-for-women-/1476810/

OTHER

Seneca to gender neutral, but membership could stay all-women
http://www.thecrimson.com/article/2016/8/16/seneca-gender-neutral-policy/


Opportunities available for international liberal arts students
http://news.psu.edu/story/421545/2016/08/18/academics/opportunities-available-international-liberal-arts-students


Japan’s 2018 problem – Its universities ticking time bomb
http://www.ozy.com/fast-forward/japans-2018-problem-its-universities-are-a-ticking-time-bomb/70410?utm_source=AOL1&utm_medium=cpc&utm_campaign=cpc&icid=maing-grid7%7Cmain5%7Cdl41%7Csec1_lnk2%26pLid%3D-1261450593_htmlws-main-bb

EVENTS

Below is a collection on events that are happening around the country.  For more information on events in particular around Sweet Briar please checkhttp://sbc.edu/featured-events/


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

Stephanie Wiland needs a boost with her tuition for her last, her senior year at Sweet Briar.  Please go to https://www.gofundme.com/2b3un3s4 and consider donating towards her tuition.


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.

Vixen Watch for August 20th, 2016

Vixen Watch for August 13, 2016

WELCOME TO VIXEN WATCH WHICH INCLUDES NEWS AND ARTICLES ON SWEET BRIAR COLLEGE, LIBERAL ARTS, STEM, STEAM, COLLEGE FINANCE, AND MORE.

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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 NOTE THAT THE ALUMNAE RELATIONS & DEVELOPMENT SITE GOT MIGRATED TO THE “NEW” PART OF THE SBC WEBSITE.  THE MAIN SITE IS NOW
SBC.EDU/ALUMNAE-DEVELOPMENT
YOU ARE ALSO ENCOURAGED TO EXPLORE THE NEW SITE. PLEASE NOTE THAT AS WITH ANY TRANSITION FROM SITE TO SITE, THERE MAY BE BROKEN LINKS.  PLEASE BE SURE TO USE THE BROKEN LINK FORM THAT WILL COME UP WHEN THAT HAPPENS OR CONTACT CLECIE STECKEL AT CDSTECKEL@SBC.EDU

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A VERY BIG THANK YOU AND HOLLA! HOLLA! TO ALL VOLUNTEERS IN THE SWEET BRIAR FAMILY WHO GAVE UP THEIR TIME TO HELP SPRUCE UP THE COLLEGE.  A FEW PICTURES ARE POSTED IN THE “SWEET WEEKS” SECTION.  

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THE BRIAR WIRE FOR AUGUST IS OUT – GO TO: 
http://sbc.edu/alumnae-development/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/the-briar-wire-august-2016.pdf

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KATIE SCHELLHAMMER SUBMITTED THIS LINK TO VIEW A WONDERFUL SELECTION OF HUNDREDS OF PHOTOS OF SWEET BRIAR  
https://www.flickr.com/photos/sweetbriarcollege/albums

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THE ALUMNAE ALLIANCE IS ONCE AGAIN ASKING FOR YOUR HELP.  PLEASE FIND MORE INFORMATION ON HOW YOU CAN HELP WITH WITH THE RESURFACING OF THE TENNIS COURTS IN THE ‘ALUMNAE ALLIANCE’ SECTION. 

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IF YOU ARE INTERESTED TO VOLUNTEER FOR SWEET BRIAR GO TO:
http://sbc.edu/alumnae-development/volunteer/

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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 president – More than miracles needed to save small colleges
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/grade-point/wp/2016/08/05/sweet-briar-president-pixie-dust-and-miracles-wont-save-small-colleges/#comments


New Centra partnership encourages Sweet Briar student research in technology or medicine
http://sbc.edu/news/new-centra-partnership-encourages-sweet-briar-student-research-in-technology-or-medicine/


Centra to provide grants to Sweet Briar student researchers
http://www.newsadvance.com/news/local/centra-to-provide-grants-to-sweet-briar-student-researchers/article_d50cfab0-5a71-11e6-b029-bfcdd064a257.html


Beijing native won’t start classes until fall, but she’s already an ambassador for Sweet Briar
http://sbc.edu/news/beijing-native-wont-start-classes-until-fall-but-shes-already-an-ambassador-for-sweet-briar/


Ways to give
http://sbc.edu/alumnae-development/ways-to-give/


VMI unveils schedule – Sweet Briar swim team to battle VMI women November 9
https://www.collegeswimming.com/news/2016/aug/10/vmi-unveils-schedules/


Five essentials to pack for your first semester at Sweet Briar
http://www.thegazette.com/subject/opinion/guest-columnists/imagination-iowa-is-picking-up-steam-20160812


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

SUBMITTED BY MEMBERS OF THE SWEET BRIAR FAMLY

Submitted by Deirde Conley from Ellen Bowyer
https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=youtu.be&v=ZbxiBj0sqJE&app=desktop


Submitted by Katie Schellhammer
To view photos of Sweet Briar please go to
https://www.flickr.com/photos/sweetbriarcollege/albums

SWEET BRIAR SWEET WEEK

Thank you, Deirdre Conley and Katie Schellhammer

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AN IMPORTANT MESSAGE FROM THE ALUMNAE ALLIANCE
Critical need at Sweet Briar! We need your help!
The tennis courts at Sweet Briar were last resurfaced 12 years ago, but best practices among collegiate facilities call for resurfacing every 7 to 9 years. Maintenance was limited to patching any problem spots, but patching is not proper maintenance for the long term. As a result, water has penetrated many of the courts as far below the surface as 12 inches. This has caused foundational cracks, surface cracks, dead spots, and separation between the topcoat and the foundational layers of the courts. The courts now have to be rebuilt.

Rebuilding the tennis courts is a critical need for Sweet Briar not only for ODAC intercollegiate play but for rebuilding auxiliary revenue through camps and clinics in the off-season. Sweet Briar hosted a condensed version of Dennis van Der Meer’s adult tennis camp this summer; however, any expansion of the camps is in jeopardy due to the condition of the courts. The total sum needed for this project is $275,000. We have already received a $50,000 challenge gift from an anonymous donor to complete the rebuilding of the courts, and other donors have provided an additional $9,000 to date. Former tennis teammates are reaching out to each other to raise the remaining $216,000, but gifts are welcome from all of our Sweet Briar alumnae and friends. Work on the courts must begin before the winter months so that competitions and camps can resume in the spring; therefore, we must reach our goal by October 1, 2016. If the courts are not rebuilt in time for the spring season, our tennis team will have to hold its home matches at one of Amherst’s public schools.

If you have questions about this project or would like to make a gift of $10,000 or more, please contact Mary Pope M. Hutson ’83 at 434-381-6131. Click on the link for photos of the tennis courts in the latest Briar Wire.


THE BRIAR WIRE FOR AUGUST IS OUT – GO TO: 
http://sbc.edu/alumnae-development/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/the-briar-wire-august-2016.pdf


ANNOUNCING THE SUMMER 2016 ISSUE OF VISIONS
The members of the Board of the Friends of Art of Sweet Briar College are excited to announce the release of the electronic version of Visions, the newsletter of the FOA.
To access the issue directly click here  http://oldweb.sbc.edu/sites/default/files/%2A/Visions%20%7C%20Summer%202016.pdf
for more information on Friends of Art of Sweet Briar College click here
http://oldweb.sbc.edu/art-galleries/friends-art


Clelie Steckel would like you to know that the Alumnae Relations & Development site got migrated to the “new” part of the SBC website.  The main site is now
sbc.edu/alumnae-development
She encourages all of us to explore it.  Please note that as with any transition from site to site, there may be broken links.  Please be sure to use the broken link form that come up when that happens or let her know via email cdsteckel@sbc.edu

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/

LIBERAL ARTS

5 leading liberal arts colleges in north america
https://www.studyinternational.com/news/5-leading-liberal-arts-colleges-in-north-america


The liberal arts in the real world
http://chronicle.com/article/The-Liberal-Arts-in-the-Real/237380


Preparing the next generation of engaged voters
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/kimberly-cassidy/preparing-the-next-genera_b_11388344.html


Can liberal arts come to the rescues of business education?
http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/eric-quonlee-/liberal-arts-business_b_11393236.html


An open letter to new liberal arts college student – what you should know on day #1
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/adam-weinberg/an-open-letter-to-new-lib_b_11402470.html


How students make decisions
https://www.insidehighered.com/news/2016/08/11/new-book-explores-student-decision-making-college


The broad perspective granted by a liberal arts education
https://asiancorrespondent.com/2016/08/broad-perspectives-granted-liberal-arts-education/


UNC Asheville program offers new certificate
http://www.citizen-times.com/story/news/local/2016/08/11/unc-asheville-program-offers-new-certificate/88579172/


Myanmar – Myanmar’s first liberal arts institute the future of education
http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/lifestyle/21911-myanmar-s-first-liberal-arts-institute-redefines-the-future-of-education.html


Bowdoin, Wellesley author make case for the liberal arts
http://www.timesrecord.com/news/2016-08-12/Front_Page/Bowdoin_Wellesley_authors_make_case_for_the_libera.html


Sacred Heart University president defends decision to host Trump campaign rally
http://patch.com/connecticut/fairfield/sacred-heart-university-president-defends-decision-host-trump-campaign-rally

STEM

Bloomfield College focuses on STEM
http://www.bloomfield.edu/about-us/news/bloomfield-college-focuses-stem


5 questions with – Academy of Science’s Mary Burke
http://www.bizjournals.com/stlouis/news/2016/08/05/5-questions-with-academy-of-science-s-mary-burke.html


Pushing for STEM
http://www.clintonherald.com/news/pushing-for-stem/article_10f9f3c4-5bd1-11e6-91a0-8f2f77e496a4.html


Niagara University – STEM career preparation for children prioritized
http://www.wnypapers.com/news/article/current/2016/08/08/125542/niagara-university-stem-career-preparation-for-children-prioritized


State Grant supports 4C’s programs that advance STEM education
http://www.capecod.com/newscenter/state-grant-supports-4cs-programs-that-advance-stem-education/


UK – Steering students towards STEM
http://www.newelectronics.co.uk/electronics-blogs/steering-students-towards-stem/144461/


Researchers identify factors for increasing growth of STEM fields
https://www.consumeraffairs.com/news/researchers-identify-factors-for-increasing-growth-of-stem-fields-081216.html

WOMEN IN STEM

What’s keeping women out of science, math careers?  Calculus and Confidence
http://blogs.edweek.org/edweek/curriculum/2016/08/whats_keeping_women_out_of_stem_calculus_confidence.html


Stop fearing gender diversity and get on with it
http://www.womensagenda.com.au/talking-about/opinions/item/7235-stop-fearing-gender-diversity-and-get-on-with-it


Could STEM scholarships for women be the key to closing the gender gap in tech?
http://www.computerworld.com/article/3102090/it-careers/could-stem-scholarships-for-women-be-the-key-to-closing-the-gender-gap-in-tech.html


STEM – pass it on
https://therival.news/a/578f93c1dceef04f3128e64e/stem-pass-it-on


10,000 supporters send fan-proposed women of NASA set to Lego for official review
http://www.dailydot.com/parsec/lego-ideas-women-of-nasa-set/


MIT, Now Academic Diversity – centered: $1 Million STEM education program support suffices?
http://www.universityherald.com/articles/36310/20160805/mit-now-academic-diversity-centered-1-million-stem-education-program-support-fund-suffices-video.htm


Guest Blog – Where are the women in IT?
http://www.computerweekly.com/blog/WITsend/GUEST-BLOG-Where-are-the-Women-in-IT


Gender bias – a major cause of attrition in STEM jobs
http://www.deccanherald.com/content/562495/gender-bias-major-cause-attrition.html


TechNet panel tackles issue of getting girls and women to seek and stay in STEM
http://www.afcea.org/content/?q=Article-technet-panel-tackles-issue-getting-girls-and-women-seek-and-stay-stem


STEM program – Career opportunities on STEM education, girls as focal point
http://www.universityherald.com/articles/36491/20160806/stem-program-girls-career-opportunities-on-stem-education.htm


New UTSA study addresses lack of American engineers and scientists
http://www.utsa.edu/today/2016/08/stemeducation.html


Women, calculus, and the gender discrimination claims that don’t add up
http://www.iwf.org/news/2801076/Women,-Calculus,-and-the-Gender-Discrimination-Claims-that-Don%E2%80%99t-Add-Up


Qualcomm deal speaks to gender bias tech sector
http://www.businessinsurance.com/article/20160808/NEWS06/160809798


Making strides for women in STEM
http://temple-news.com/opinion/making-strides-women-stem/


Yonkers – Sister to sister STEM initiative paying off
http://www.lohud.com/story/news/education/2016/08/11/yonkers-stem-initiative-paying-off/88479586/


KSU Polytechnic’s dean honored for support, leadership of women in STEM
http://salina.com/news/local/ksu-polytechnic-s-dean-honored-for-support-leadership-of-women/article_06a408c7-c49c-57c9-979a-706283f10cda.html


Science and tech have a gender problem – these programs want to change that
https://www.theguardian.com/money/2016/aug/13/science-tech-engineering-math-stem-jobs-gender-gap-new-york

STEAM

Empowering all through arts and culture
http://www.waltonsun.com/news/20160804/empowering-all-through-arts-and-culture


Communication key to making science more accessible – Alda says
http://romesentinel.com/county/communication-key-to-making-science-more-accessible-alda-says/QBqphd!le8WbbB4ZihroNj7wTCu0Q/


S’mores in a solar powered oven?  You bet.
http://www.post-gazette.com/news/education/2016/08/05/S-mores-in-a-solar-powered-oven-You-bet/stories/201608050018


We build the STEAM team
http://www.planetary.org/blogs/guest-blogs/2016/0805-were-building-the-steam-team.html


India – The great engineering dream loses steam as more students turn to arts
http://www.hindustantimes.com/education/the-great-engineering-dream-fades-as-more-students-turn-to-arts/story-dPfu6MFxOZgQb1j5mlcqNJ.html


Engineering, arts or entrepreneurship – the future isn’t what it used to be
https://www.siliconrepublic.com/careers/careers-cao-leaving-cert-choices


We’re excited for the new season of Netflix’s ‘Project Mc2’ & you should be too
http://zap2it.com/2016/08/project-mc2-next-netflix-show/


STEM vs STEAM – Give children a chance
http://bouldercityreview.com/opinion/stem-vs-steam-give-children-chance


Local industry helps support education
http://www.nj.com/south-jersey-towns/index.ssf/2016/08/local_industry_helps_support_e.html


Imagination IOWA is picking up STEAM
http://www.thegazette.com/subject/opinion/guest-columnists/imagination-iowa-is-picking-up-steam-20160812

STUDENT RECRUITMENT

Strapped for students, nonprofit colleges use for-profit recruiting tactics
http://www.pbs.org/newshour/updates/strapped-students-nonprofit-colleges-borrow-recruiting-tactics-profits/


OTC credits ‘personalized’ recruiting, retention efforts for projected enrollment bump
http://www.news-leader.com/story/news/education/2016/08/08/otc-credits-personalized-recruiting-retention-efforts-projected-enrollment-bump/88425668/


US – media fuels concerns over agency fraud
https://thepienews.com/news/us-media-fuels-concerns-over-agency-fraud/


College chain faces mounting troubles
http://www.theepochtimes.com/n3/2135100-college-chain-faces-mounting-troubles/?utm_expvariant=D001_01&utm_expid=21082672-11.b4WAd2xRR0ybC6ydhoAj9w.1&utm_referrer=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.google.com%2F

COLLEGE SUSTAINABILITY AND AGRICULTURE

Farm to table event returns to VSDB’s AMI urban farm
http://www.newsleader.com/story/entertainment/2016/08/08/allegheny-mountain-institute-virginia-school-of-the-deaf-and-blind-foundation-host-farm-to-table-event-ami-urban-farm-vsdb/88400742/


National conference marks 10 years of growth in sustainable agriculture education
http://news.ucsc.edu/2016/08/saea-conference.html


Area colleges teamed up on renewable energy certificates
http://www.newsadvance.com/news/local/area-colleges-teamed-up-on-renewable-energy-certificates/article_9a116ba0-98f1-5e9a-96d0-57baca206e42.html

COLLEGE FINANCES, GRANTS, ETC.

Educational talent search prepares high school students for college
http://news.fullerton.edu/2016su/Talent-Search.aspx


Michigan colleges leaders in offering Pell Grants to prisoners
http://www.crainsdetroit.com/article/20160806/NEWS/160809877/michigan-colleges-leaders-in-offering-pell-grants-to-prisoners


The 15 best value liberal arts colleges in the US
http://time.com/money/4414503/best-us-liberal-arts-colleges-2016/

 

WOMEN IN HIGHER EDUCATION

Three PEO groups focus on education for women
http://www.goanacortes.com/arts_and_community/article_29a79a64-5e62-11e6-8286-17ac2073f6ef.html


Women and leadership in the public sector
http://themarketmogul.com/women-and-leadership-in-the-public-sector/


The baby-before-tenure question
http://chronicle.com/article/The-Baby-Before-Tenure/237339


New group aims to increase women leadership in Europe
https://www.timeshighereducation.com/news/new-group-aims-increase-female-leadership-europe


Marie Curie got her start at a secret university for women
http://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/the-secret-polish-university-for-women-where-marie-curie-got-her-start


Ireland – UCC receives Athena Swan award for gender equality commitment
http://www.irishtimes.com/news/education/ucc-receives-athena-swan-award-for-gender-equality-commitment-1.2746173
and
http://www.theirishworld.com/ucc-secures-bronze-athena-swan-award/
and
http://www.eveningecho.ie/cork-news/ucc-third-irish-university-receive-gender-equality-award/2505689/


The Drexel Institute that almost was
http://drexel.edu/now/archive/2016/August/Drexel-Institute-That-Almost-Was/


More women role models needed
http://www.iol.co.za/business/opinion/more-women-role-models-needed-2055183


Why are fertility rates dropping in the US?  It could spell economic trouble
https://www.romper.com/p/why-are-fertility-rates-dropping-in-the-us-it-could-spell-economic-trouble-16107


One in six top universities is led by a woman
https://www.timeshighereducation.com/news/one-six-top-universities-led-woman
and
http://www.wearethecity.com/women-lead-one-six-top-universities-around-world/


Britain – Sexual harassment- nearly two in three young women ‘are victims’
http://www.euronews.com/2016/08/10/sexual-harassment-nearly-two-in-three-young-women-are-victims


South Africa – Meet South Africa’s youngest female PhD graduate
http://www.citizen.co.za/1248072/meet-south-africas-youngest-female-phd-student/


Best (and worst) paying cities for women
http://247wallst.com/special-report/2016/08/12/best-and-worst-cities-for-women/


There’s never been a better time to be a woman in Rome
http://nymag.com/thecut/2016/08/women-in-rome.html

OTHER

‘Cesspool’ of anti-Israel behavior at University of Tennessee, watch group finds
http://www.foxnews.com/us/2016/08/08/cesspool-anti-israel-behavior-at-university-tennessee-watchdog-group-finds.html?icid=maing-grid7%7Cmain5%7Cdl9%7Csec1_lnk2%26pLid%3D-11615215_htmlws-main-bb


California bill threatens existence of faith-driven colleges
https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/california-bill-threatens-existence-of-faith-driven-colleges
and
http://www.crossmap.com/news/california-bill-threatens-existence-of-faith-driven-colleges-30006
and
http://www.kcra.com/news/local-news/news-sacramento/ca-religious-campuses-subject-of-lgbt-antidiscrimination-laws/41127056


Editorial – Obama protects college students, taxpayers
http://www.desmoinesregister.com/story/opinion/editorials/2016/08/05/editorial-obama-protects-college-students-taxpayers/87937542/


Why women need to work together to inspire the next generation
http://www.wearethecity.com/women-need-work-together-inspire-next-generation/


Northfield – A college town majors in history
http://www.postbulletin.com/life/lifestyles/northfield-a-college-town-majors-in-history/article_a54f5368-d1ca-5723-8107-ea064a617d6f.html


Ubiquity University seeks new ground in for-profit education
http://www.educationdive.com/news/ubiquity-university-seeks-new-ground-in-for-profit-education/424292/


Pitzer College denounces black student’s non-white roommate request
http://www.dailynews.com/social-affairs/20160812/pitzer-college-denounces-black-students-non-white-roommate-request

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/


 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.

Vixen Watch for August 13, 2016

Vixen Watch for August 3rd, 2016

WELCOME TO A MINI EDITION OF VIXEN WATCH WHICH INCLUDES NEWS AND ARTICLES ON SWEET BRIAR COLLEGE, LIBERAL ARTS, STEM, STEAM, COLLEGE FINANCE, AND MORE.
VIXEN WATCH WILL BE BACK NEXT WEEK SATURDAY, AUGUST 13.

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 IF YOU SHOP AT AMAZON, SIGN UP FOR AMAZON SMILE AND A PORTION OF YOUR PURCHASE MONEY WILL GO TO SWEET BRIAR COLLEGE.
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
HTTP://DAVEMATTHEWSBAND.SHOP.MUSICTODAY.COM/DEPT.ASPX?CP=1_82179

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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
https://www.philanthropy.com/jobs/0000323657-01/?cid=topjobs

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READ ABOUT SWEET BRIAR ALUMNA KRISTIN ALEXANDRE’S ’68 HOLLYWOOD MOVIE WHICH SHE WROTE AND PRODUCED IN THE ‘SWEET BRIAR NEWS’ SECTION.

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 PLEASE CHECK OUT 
‘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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SWEET BRIAR NEWS

Our view – Sweet Briar, one year later
http://www.roanoke.com/opinion/editorials/our-view-sweet-briar-one-year-later/article_8f107c62-fc2f-5c9d-bf43-cb1e3d8a27de.html


Opinion/Editorial – The miracle – Sweet Briar one year later
http://www.dailyprogress.com/opinion/opinion-editorial-the-miracle-sweet-briar-one-year-later/article_8b9400fc-5825-11e6-b44f-c772b869670a.html


Sweet Briar alumna Kristin Alexandre ’68 writes, produces major Hollywood movie with International distribution
Altar Rock – a romantic thriller
“I wrote the film’s screenplay… about an 18 year old girl from Nantucket, MA named
Tillie Gardner who falls in love with an immigrant cabdriver named– Niko. Tillie’s parents have recently died and she discovers that Niko’s older brother Marco is a terrorist.
I raised the $4 million to make the film
I found an international sales Rep to distribute the film
I put a director in charge and I hired the production team.
In addition, I’m not sure this has ever been done before in the history of filmmaking. I am very simply a New Jersey housewife who writes books.
But now I’m a filmmaker and my film could be a major hit.”
http://deadline.com/2016/06/kj-apa-altar-rock-boston-marathon-bombing-andrzej-bartkowiak-1201782003/
and
http://www.ramascreen.com/wwe-studios-and-richwater-films-team-up-for-two-picture-deal-including-eliminators-starring-scott-adkins/
and
http://deadline.com/2016/07/altar-rock-india-eisley-scott-adkins-sydney-park-1201786012/
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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

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/

LIBERAL ARTS

A rich liberal arts education
https://www.bostonglobe.com/ideas/2016/07/30/fJHbLvgNd7iYjqStXzzLxM/story.html


Grinnell program a lifesaver, former prisoner says
http://www.newtondailynews.com/2016/07/25/grinnell-program-a-lifesaver-former-prisoner-says/ame7iow/

STEM

Tim Kaine on the importance of STEM education
http://www.washingtonexec.com/2016/07/2015-k-12-stem-symposium-video-tim-kaine-importance-stem-education/


From concept for classroom
https://www.teachermagazine.com.au/article/from-concept-to-classroom-stem-research

WOMEN IN STEM

UCSD Science Academy focuses on young girls
http://www.nbcsandiego.com/news/local/UCSD-Science-Academy-Focuses-on-Young-Girls–388759142.html


The math problem diverting women out of STEM careers
http://www.vocativ.com/347023/the-calculus-confidence-gap-affects-women-in-stem-more/


Girls Inc. receives STEM program grant from National Grid
http://www.lowellsun.com/mysun/ci_30196494/girls-inc-receives-stem-program-grant-from-national


MIT continues STEM education programs supporting diversity
https://thejournal.com/articles/2016/08/02/mit-continues-stem-education-programs-supporting-diversity.aspx


STEM competition aims to inspire teen girls
http://chicagotonight.wttw.com/2016/08/02/stem-competition-aims-inspire-teen-girls


New STEM program for girls focuses on careers
http://www.spartaindependent.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20160802/NEWS01/160809981


South Seattle area students need STEM education for prized careers
http://www.highlinetimes.com/2016/08/02/news/south-seattle-area-students-need-stem-education


Girls STEM inequity at camp
http://www.sentinelsource.com/news/local/girls-stem-inequity-at-camp/article_88f40a02-4895-56dd-a8cb-4a73b33b4236.html


Colorado tech tour highlights Summit County STEM programs
http://www.summitdaily.com/news/23229939-113/colorado-tech-tour-highlights-summit-county-stem-programs


Ghana – New Vice-Chancellor to boost females in science
https://knust.edu.gh/news/news-items/new-vice-chancellor-to-boost-females-in-sciences

STEAM

Keeping the STEAM going at home
http://www.charlotteobserver.com/living/health-family/moms/article92794877.html


Bosier schools expand arts, help military families’ students
http://www.ksla.com/story/32580514/bossier-schools-to-expand-arts-help-children-of-military-families


STEM education grant will impact North Adams & Holyoke students
http://wwlp.com/2016/08/02/stem-education-grant-will-impact-north-adams-holyoke-students/


Preparing the next generation for jobs that don’t yet exist
http://www.educationdive.com/news/preparing-the-next-generation-for-STEM-jobs/423306/


Girls program is where fashion meets science
http://www.pe.com/articles/justice-809687-fashion-girls.html

STUDENT RECRUITMENT

Dual credit benefits students and colleges
http://www.gosanangelo.com/business/local/dual-credit-benefits-students-and-colleges-37ff74b3-3fe1-77f2-e053-0100007f3f0f–388748141.html


Most of EDMC’s recruited students dropped out
http://www.pressherald.com/2016/07/31/most-of-edmcs-recruited-students-dropped-out/

 

COLLEGE FINANCES, GRANTS, ETC.

Want college to be affordable?  Start with Pell Grants
http://theconversation.com/want-college-to-be-affordable-start-with-pell-grants-63034
and
http://www.sfgate.com/news/article/Want-college-to-be-affordable-Start-with-Pell-9020107.php


Education Department awards $144 million in TRIO talent search grants to improve college readiness
http://www.ed.gov/news/press-releases/education-department-awards-144-million-trio-talent-search-grants-improve-college-readiness


ECC awarded grant to help prepare younger students for college
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20160802/news/160809747/


Canada – College gets $4.49 million for migrant ed
http://www.argusobserver.com/news/college-gets-million-for-migrant-ed/article_4f69cf76-58d4-11e6-a5c8-03b4ea48b5fd.html


Is it too late to file a college financial aid appeal for fall semester?
http://time.com/money/4433120/deadline-college-financial-aid-appeal-fall-semester/

 

WOMEN IN HIGHER EDUCATION

Editorial – Chalk one up for women
http://www.poconorecord.com/opinion/20160731/editorial-chalk-one-up-for-women


Higher education: “New universities, facilities planned for women students’
http://tribune.com.pk/story/1153836/higher-education-new-universities-facilities-planned-women-students/


The mirage of the meek Muslim women
http://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/opinion/2016/08/mirage-meek-muslim-women-160802080206995.html


Women and leadership in the public sector
http://themarketmogul.com/women-and-leadership-in-the-public-sector/


Free higher education for meritorious girls
http://www.dailypioneer.com/state-editions/free-higher-education-for-meritorious-girls.html


Women and leadership in the public sector
http://themarketmogul.com/women-and-leadership-in-the-public-sector/


India – Vedica’s Scholar programme – Breaking the mold
http://wap.business-standard.com/article/management/vedica-scholars-programme-breaking-the-mould-116080300058_1.html

OTHER

This historic campus gift is yesterday’s new.  Which is exactly the point.
http://www.insidephilanthropy.com/home/2016/8/2/this-historic-campus-gift-is-yesterdays-news-which-is-exactl.html


State of the art
http://www.augustamagazine.com/Augusta-Magazine/August-September-2016/State-of-the-Art/


Turnaround U – Here are tomorrow’s hot colleges
http://www.forbes.com/sites/schifrin/2016/08/03/turnaround-colleges-drew-drexel-bennington/#7f543eb66865


Elevate Network launches podcast with advice for women at work
http://www.benzinga.com/pressreleases/16/08/p8296550/ellevate-network-launches-podcast-with-advice-for-women-at-work

 

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/


 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.


Vixen Watch for August 3rd, 2016