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
JUST A REMINDER 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
PLEASE CHECK OUT THE “SUBMITTED BY MEMBERS OF THE SWEET BRIAR FAMILY“ SECTION FOR A WONDERFUL IDEA SUBMITTED BY AMY LEIGH CAMPBELL.
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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SWEET BRIAR NEWS
Obituary – Sweet Briar alumna Claire Elizabeth Shaw passed away at the age or 23
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.
Obituary – Elisabeth H. Lippincott passed away at the age of 95
Alumnae Alliance Council meeting minutes from August 9, 2016
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
Sweet Briar budgets $20M in donations for 2017
New Sweet Briar budget calls for $20M in gifts for fiscal ’17
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
[Chairwoman of the BoD of Sweet Briar College], Mayor Tomlinson, is guest speaker for Women’s Equality Day
5 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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:
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
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
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
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
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.
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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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WOMEN IN STEM
WITI and 451 Research publish research on attracting and retaining women in STEM
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COLLEGE SUSTAINABILITY AND AGRICULTURE
When organic food was a ‘Communist’ plot
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COLLEGE FINANCES, GRANTS, ETC.
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Program that helps low income students to college gets $1.2 million grant
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BHS gets $40K grant for college guidance
EMCC awarded $2.6 million federal grant
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US government cuts off new funding for ITT Technical Institute
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IU college of arts and sciences receives $6 million gift for internships, endowed faculty chairs
WOMEN IN HIGHER EDUCATION
Overseas research rite of passage ‘discriminates against women’
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Tenure track promotions double for women
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Utah named worst state for women’s equality
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Dorm room decor – Our favorites from move-in 2016
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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 email@example.com
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
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
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.