Vixen Watch for August 20th, 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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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.

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