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.
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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
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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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‘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
Our view – Sweet Briar, one year later
Opinion/Editorial – The miracle – Sweet Briar one year later
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.”
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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.
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A rich liberal arts education
Grinnell program a lifesaver, former prisoner says
Tim Kaine on the importance of STEM education
From concept for classroom
WOMEN IN STEM
UCSD Science Academy focuses on young girls
The math problem diverting women out of STEM careers
Girls Inc. receives STEM program grant from National Grid
MIT continues STEM education programs supporting diversity
STEM competition aims to inspire teen girls
New STEM program for girls focuses on careers
South Seattle area students need STEM education for prized careers
Colorado tech tour highlights Summit County STEM programs
Ghana – New Vice-Chancellor to boost females in science
Keeping the STEAM going at home
Bosier schools expand arts, help military families’ students
STEM education grant will impact North Adams & Holyoke students
Preparing the next generation for jobs that don’t yet exist
Girls program is where fashion meets science
Dual credit benefits students and colleges
Most of EDMC’s recruited students dropped out
COLLEGE FINANCES, GRANTS, ETC.
Want college to be affordable? Start with Pell Grants
Education Department awards $144 million in TRIO talent search grants to improve college readiness
ECC awarded grant to help prepare younger students for college
Canada – College gets $4.49 million for migrant ed
Is it too late to file a college financial aid appeal for fall semester?
WOMEN IN HIGHER EDUCATION
Editorial – Chalk one up for women
Higher education: “New universities, facilities planned for women students’
The mirage of the meek Muslim women
Women and leadership in the public sector
Free higher education for meritorious girls
Women and leadership in the public sector
India – Vedica’s Scholar programme – Breaking the mold
This historic campus gift is yesterday’s new. Which is exactly the point.
Turnaround U – Here are tomorrow’s hot colleges
Elevate Network launches podcast with advice for women at work
Below is a collection on events that are happening around the country. For more information on events in particular around Sweet Briar please check
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.