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
PLEASE NOTE THAT THE ALUMNAE RELATIONS & DEVELOPMENT SITE GOT MIGRATED TO THE “NEW” PART OF THE SBC WEBSITE. THE MAIN SITE IS NOW
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
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.
THE BRIAR WIRE FOR AUGUST IS OUT – GO TO:
KATIE SCHELLHAMMER SUBMITTED THIS LINK TO VIEW A WONDERFUL SELECTION OF HUNDREDS OF PHOTOS OF SWEET BRIAR
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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SWEET BRIAR NEWS
Sweet Briar president – More than miracles needed to save small colleges
New Centra partnership encourages Sweet Briar student research in technology or medicine
Centra to provide grants to Sweet Briar student researchers
Beijing native won’t start classes until fall, but she’s already an ambassador for Sweet Briar
Ways to give
VMI unveils schedule – Sweet Briar swim team to battle VMI women November 9
Five essentials to pack for your first semester at Sweet Briar
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
Submitted by Katie Schellhammer
To view photos of Sweet Briar please go to
SWEET BRIAR SWEET WEEK
Thank you, Deirdre Conley and Katie Schellhammer
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:
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
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 email@example.com
|DO YOU SHOP ON AMAZON? DID YOU KNOW A PORTION OF YOUR PURCHASE COULD GO TOWARD SBC? SIGN UP FOR AMAZONSMILE AND SELECT “SWEET BRIAR COLLEGE” AS YOUR CHARITY!
DID YOU KNOW YOU CAN MAKE A MONTHLY GIFT TO SWEET BRIAR?THE COLLEGE CAN SET UP A RECURRING CREDIT CARD PAYMENT FOR YOU OR YOU CAN EVEN SET IT UP THROUGH YOUR BANK. CALL 1-800-381-6131 TO GET THE PROCESS STARTED!
TO MAKE A GIFT NOW, VISIT SBC.EDU/GIFT.
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The liberal arts in the real world
Preparing the next generation of engaged voters
Can liberal arts come to the rescues of business education?
An open letter to new liberal arts college student – what you should know on day #1
How students make decisions
The broad perspective granted by a liberal arts education
UNC Asheville program offers new certificate
Myanmar – Myanmar’s first liberal arts institute the future of education
Bowdoin, Wellesley author make case for the liberal arts
Sacred Heart University president defends decision to host Trump campaign rally
Bloomfield College focuses on STEM
5 questions with – Academy of Science’s Mary Burke
Niagara University – STEM career preparation for children prioritized
State Grant supports 4C’s programs that advance STEM education
UK – Steering students towards STEM
Researchers identify factors for increasing growth of STEM fields
WOMEN IN STEM
What’s keeping women out of science, math careers? Calculus and Confidence
Stop fearing gender diversity and get on with it
Could STEM scholarships for women be the key to closing the gender gap in tech?
STEM – pass it on
10,000 supporters send fan-proposed women of NASA set to Lego for official review
MIT, Now Academic Diversity – centered: $1 Million STEM education program support suffices?
Guest Blog – Where are the women in IT?
Gender bias – a major cause of attrition in STEM jobs
TechNet panel tackles issue of getting girls and women to seek and stay in STEM
STEM program – Career opportunities on STEM education, girls as focal point
New UTSA study addresses lack of American engineers and scientists
Women, calculus, and the gender discrimination claims that don’t add up
Qualcomm deal speaks to gender bias tech sector
Making strides for women in STEM
Yonkers – Sister to sister STEM initiative paying off
KSU Polytechnic’s dean honored for support, leadership of women in STEM
Science and tech have a gender problem – these programs want to change that
Empowering all through arts and culture
Communication key to making science more accessible – Alda says
S’mores in a solar powered oven? You bet.
We build the STEAM team
India – The great engineering dream loses steam as more students turn to arts
Engineering, arts or entrepreneurship – the future isn’t what it used to be
We’re excited for the new season of Netflix’s ‘Project Mc2’ & you should be too
STEM vs STEAM – Give children a chance
Local industry helps support education
Imagination IOWA is picking up STEAM
Strapped for students, nonprofit colleges use for-profit recruiting tactics
OTC credits ‘personalized’ recruiting, retention efforts for projected enrollment bump
US – media fuels concerns over agency fraud
College chain faces mounting troubles
COLLEGE SUSTAINABILITY AND AGRICULTURE
Farm to table event returns to VSDB’s AMI urban farm
National conference marks 10 years of growth in sustainable agriculture education
Area colleges teamed up on renewable energy certificates
COLLEGE FINANCES, GRANTS, ETC.
Educational talent search prepares high school students for college
Michigan colleges leaders in offering Pell Grants to prisoners
The 15 best value liberal arts colleges in the US
WOMEN IN HIGHER EDUCATION
Three PEO groups focus on education for women
Women and leadership in the public sector
The baby-before-tenure question
New group aims to increase women leadership in Europe
Marie Curie got her start at a secret university for women
Ireland – UCC receives Athena Swan award for gender equality commitment
The Drexel Institute that almost was
More women role models needed
Why are fertility rates dropping in the US? It could spell economic trouble
One in six top universities is led by a woman
Britain – Sexual harassment- nearly two in three young women ‘are victims’
South Africa – Meet South Africa’s youngest female PhD graduate
Best (and worst) paying cities for women
There’s never been a better time to be a woman in Rome
‘Cesspool’ of anti-Israel behavior at University of Tennessee, watch group finds
California bill threatens existence of faith-driven colleges
Editorial – Obama protects college students, taxpayers
Why women need to work together to inspire the next generation
Northfield – A college town majors in history
Ubiquity University seeks new ground in for-profit education
Pitzer College denounces black student’s non-white roommate request
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.