Vixen Watch for September 22, 2016

HAPPY THURSDAY AND WELCOME TO ANOTHER VIXEN WATCH. NEXT WEEK VIXEN WATCH SHOULD BE BACK TO ITS ORIGINAL SCHEDULE ON SATURDAY. THANK YOU. 

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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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MARK YOUR CALENDAR AND START SAVING!
REUNION IS GOING TO BE JUNE 2 THROUGH 4 2017.  

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WOULDN’T YOU KNOW IT?  AS SOON AS I PUBLISHED THE LAST VIXEN WATCH I RECEIVED AN EMAIL ADVERTISING SWEET BRIAR PRESIDENT PHIL STONE’S YOUTUBE MESSAGE ‘OUR PATH FORWARD’.  IF YOU HAVEN’T SEEN IT YET, GO TO THE SWEET BRIAR NEWS SECTION FOR THE YOUTUBE LINK.  

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PLANNING TO ATTEND SWEET BRIAR FOUNDERS DAY?
FOR MORE INFORMATION GO TO 

http://sbc.edu/founders-day/ 

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SWEET BRIAR IS STILL COLLECTING CLASS NOTES.  IF YOU HAVEN’T SEND IN YOUR SUBMISSION YET, YOU STILL HAVE A FEW DAYS LEFT.  THE DEADLINE IS SEPTEMBER 25.  GO TO
HTTP://SBC.EDU/ALUMNAE-DEVELOPMENT/CLASS-NOTES/
AND REMEMBER – NO MORE THAN 75 WORDS.
EVERY CLASS WILL PARTICIPATE. 

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YOU CAN FIND MORE INFORMATION ON HOW YOU CAN
HELP WITH  THE RESURFACING OF THE TENNIS COURTS,  WHICH INCLUDES A COOL FUNDRAISER, IN THE ‘ALUMNAE ALLIANCE’ SECTION. 

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ARE YOU PLANNING A TRIP TO SWEET BRIAR COLLEGE? DON’T FORGET TO CHECK OUT THE EVENTS CALENDAR 
http://sbc.edu/featured-events/

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SWEET BRIAR COLLEGE IS HIRING! 
FACULTY POSITIONS:
ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF ECONOMICS
ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE (two positions)
ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF GOVERNMENT
INSTRUCTOR IN RIDING
STAFF POSITIONS:
ACCOUNTANT – STUDENT ACCOUNTS
CAMPUS SAFETY OFFICER
CATERING SUPERVISOR
COOK
DIRECTOR OF ADVANCEMENT SERVICES
DIRECTOR OF ALUMNAE RELATIONS (Alumna preferred)
DIRECTOR OF SWEET BRIAR FUND/ANNUAL GIVING (Alumna preferred)
HUMAN RESOURCES SPECIALIST
SENIOR ADMISSIONS COUNSELOR
IF YOU ARE INTERESTED PLEASE GO TO 
http://sbc.edu/human-resources/faculty-staff-job-openings/

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IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN VOLUNTEERING FOR
SWEET BRIAR GO TO:
HTTP://SBC.EDU/ALUMNAE-DEVELOPMENT/VOLUNTEER/

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IF YOU PLAN A FUNDRAISER TO BENEFIT SWEET BRIAR PLEASE NOTE THAT YOU WILL NEED APPROVAL FROM THE COLLEGE.  ALL FUNDRAISING EVENTS ARE TIED TO OUR ACCREDITATION PROCESSES AND THEREFOR NEED THE APPROVAL. THERE ARE TWO WAYS TO ENTER THE SYSTEM:
HTTP://SBC.EDU/ALUMNAE-DEVELOPMENT/GEOGRAPHIC-CLUBS-AND-EVENTS/
AND
HTTP://SBC.EDU/ALUMNAE-DEVELOPMENT/FUNDRAISING-FOR-SWEET-BRIAR/
IF YOU HAVE ANY FURTHER QUESTION PLEASE CONTACT DONNA DODD WHO IS THE CONTACT FOR ALL FUNDRAISERS DDODD@SBC.EDU

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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

President Stone’s Fall 2016 Update – Our Path Forward
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pvkm11IUaQA&feature=youtu.be


New email threats disturb regional campuses
http://marlinchronicle.vwc.edu/?p=6377


BFA seniors present original dance, music, film and writing capstones
http://sbc.edu/news/b-f-a-seniors-present-original-dance-music-film-and-writing-capstones/


Washington and Lee’s ARDO CONSORT to kick off Gager community concert series
http://sbc.edu/news/washington-and-lees-ardo-consort-to-kick-off-gager-community-concert-series/


Sweet Briar exhibit focuses on former President Meta Glass
http://www.newsadvance.com/the_burg/artscene/sweet-briar-exhibit-focuses-on-former-president-meta-glass/article_7d6b39eb-6cf9-501d-983f-427d06af1d87.html


Founders’ Day weekend connects Sweet Briar traditions across the decades
http://sbc.edu/news/founders-day-weekend-connects-sweet-briar-traditions-across-the-decades/


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

SUBMITTED BY MEMBERS OF THE SWEET BRIAR FAMILY

Posted on Facebook by Debra Elkins
We have another mystery at hand.  Do you know who these young women are?


Posted on Facebook by Claire Dennison Griffith
Great news to start this week at #SweetBriar! The Tennis Court Challenge has received another $50,000 gift along with a number of gifts from the student-led Phonathon last week, which gets us almost half way to our goal!! Please join us in serving up an ace for SBC! Make a gift at SBC.edu/gift by October 1st!
PS Congratulations to the Tennis Vixens in their 7-2 victory over Salem College.


Posted on Facebook by Kimberly J.Battad What a great idea!!!
OK vixen book lovers. I have been toying with the idea of a Sweet Briar book exchange of sorts. If you find a book you love and want to pass it along to another vixen to enjoy, sign your name in the book with your class year so we can all see where the book has traveled, etc. Would this be something anyone would be interested in?


Posted on Facebook by Relay For Life Of Sweet Briar College and Kayla Kishbough
Calling all ALUMS! We are looking to create a new Relay For Life campus logo, if anyone would like to help create a new logo please contact us to share some ideas!!! Can’t wait to hear all the wonderful ideas #sbcrelay
https://www.facebook.com/Relay-For-Life-of-Sweet-Briar-College-149497305261554/


Posted on Facebook by Mary-Celeste Slusser 
I came across the grant opportunity for women interested in post-undergrad/graduate education and thought I would pass it on
Career Development Grants Application Instructions
http://www.aauw.org/what-we-do/educational-funding-and-awards/career-development-grants/cdg-application/


Posted on Facebook by Cindy Conroy
Liberal Arts still matter
http://capecodtimes.com/article/20160920/OPINION/160929997

TOMORROW IS FOUNDERS DAY.
If you need more information go to http://sbc.edu/founders-day/
If you’re planning to attend Founders’ Day tomorrow grab your tray and lunch with students at our SBC Career Services get-together. It’s a great opportunity to meet students and provide helpful career advice. Everyone welcome! RSVP here.
http://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090d4ba5a62b0-sbccareer


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.

BREAKING + BREAKING + BREAKING + BREAKING + BREAKING + BREAKING
When the College launched a campaign to resurface its tennis courts this summer, Sweet Briar graduate Amoret Thissell Jorgensen ’82 jumped into action. Sparked by an idea from Cindy Conroy ’74, she had already teamed up with Jane Sullivan ’78 to fund the perfect item: paper cocktail napkins bearing the Vixen logo, designed years ago by late athletics director Jennifer Crispen.
A package of 50 napkins sells for $20 each, and all proceeds will benefit the tennis courts. Jorgensen and Sullivan’s order of 720 napkin packages could raise $14,400 towards the $275,000 price tag — wow!
The Vixen napkins are available at the Book Shop now and online here:
http://shopsweet.sbc.edu/products/cocktail-napkins-50-count-with-crispen-vixen
Cocktail Napkins 50 Count with Crispen Vixen


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 

Why the failing liberal arts degree is a myth
http://www.ecampusnews.com/ed-tech-leadership/liberal-arts-degree/


Job wars – Why liberal arts grads are winning
http://www.investopedia.com/news/job-wars-why-liberal-arts-grads-are-winning/


Why switching to liberal arts was right for me
http://nique.net/opinions/2016/09/16/why-switching-to-liberal-arts-was-right-for-me/


Humanities lost
http://www.emissourian.com/opinion/editorials/humanities-lost/article_ac54c7f7-2760-554e-b355-ab5f96e30f1b.html


Liberal Arts, inflexible structures
https://www.insidehighered.com/views/2016/09/19/sustaining-liberal-arts-requires-organizational-restructuring-essay


Reminder – 20th anniversary of Liberal Arts designation
https://frontpage.gcsu.edu/announcement/reminder-20th-anniversary-liberal-arts-designation


The importance of preserving and promoting languages – A liberal arts perspective
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/michael-zimmerman/the-importance-of-preserv_b_12088728.html?utm_hp_ref=college&ir=College


In a STEM loving world humanities still play a role
http://www.losaltosonline.com/news/sections/schools/210-school-features/53718-


A new culture of cooperation in academia is emerging
http://www.npr.org/sections/13.7/2016/09/21/494837130/a-new-culture-of-cooperation-in-academia-is-emerging


Liberal arts colleges ‘best for teaching satisfaction’
https://www.timeshighereducation.com/news/liberal-arts-colleges-best-for-teaching-satisfaction


The value of arts
http://cornellsun.com/2016/09/21/the-value-of-arts/


Developing self-driving cars will be easy compared to scaling the seminar
https://www.insidehighered.com/blogs/technology-and-learning/developing-self-driving-cars-will-be-easy-compared-scaling-seminar


Brian Bordainick talks about relationship between liberal arts and entrepreneurship
http://www.lanthorn.com/article/2016/09/fredrick-meijer-speaker-brian-bordainick

STEM

Science Center pilots program aimed at engaging  high school students with STEM
http://www.prweb.com/releases/2016/09/prweb13689509.htm


Thailand – STEM hub seeks formula for better teaching, learning
http://www.nationmultimedia.com/national/STEM-hub-seeks-formula-for-better-teaching-learnin-30295586.html


STEM education doesn’t stem growth
http://daily-iowan.com/2016/09/19/stem-education-doesnt-stem-growth/


More than an academic bent
http://www.thestatesman.com/news/supplements/more-than-an-academic-bent/166007.html


Wissenschaft mach Spass – German scientists offer BPS students European look at STEM
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/michael-zimmerman/the-importance-of-preserv_b_12088728.html?utm_hp_ref=college&ir=College


Summit Technical Solutions, LLC celebrates 15th anniversary
http://finance.yahoo.com/news/summit-technical-solutions-llc-celebrates-200700938.html


Army recruiters swoop in to woo STEM students at Fort Mill High
http://www.heraldonline.com/news/local/article103022757.html


Enrollment numbers slightly decline at ND colleges, universities
http://www.inforum.com/news/4119552-enrollment-numbers-decline-slightly-nd-colleges-universities


STEM education is vital – BUT NOT at the expense of humanities

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/stem-education-is-vital-but-not-at-the-expense-of-the-humanities/


Fear of a college educated barista
http://www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2016/09/fear-of-a-college-educated-barista/500792/


STEM improves edification for all
http://triblive.com/opinion/letters/11181166-74/stem-education-schools

WOMEN IN STEM

Day in the life – Getting inspired by women in tech
http://www.forbes.com/sites/leahginsberg/2016/09/15/day-in-the-life-getting-inspired-by-women-in-tech/#4a1d6ac25898


On Ghostbusters and the way we see women in media
http://wesleyanargus.com/2016/09/15/on-ghostbusters-and-the-way-we-see-women-in-media/


Q & A – Sherri Brown, Monsanto scientist
http://www.agriculture.com/crops/qa-sherri-brown-monsanto-scientist


Women break barriers in engineering and computer science at some top colleges
https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/education/women-break-barriers-in-engineering-and-computer-science-at-some-top-colleges/2016/09/16/538027a4-7503-11e6-be4f-3f42f2e5a49e_story.html
and
http://www.the-journal.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20160916/AP/309169880/1/News02/Womenbreakbarriersinengineeringandcomputerscienceatsometopcolleges


Dear Congress – tomorrow’s STEM leaders need your support today
http://thehill.com/blogs/congress-blog/education/296193-dear-congress-tomorrows-stem-leaders-need-your-support-today


20 professional discussions Millennials should have with their mentors (Part 1)
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/julie-kantor/20-professional-discussio_b_12014872.html


Carnegie Mellon pushes for more women in engineering and computer science
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/grade-point/wp/2016/09/16/carnegie-mellon-pushes-for-more-women-in-engineering-and-computer-science/


Closing the STEM gender gap
http://www.caller.com/opinion/forums/closing-the-stem-gender-gap-3c8e68ce-2934-264e-e053-0100007f4d05-393756441.html


More women pursuing degrees in science and engineering
http://www.pressherald.com/2016/09/16/more-women-pursuing-degrees-in-science-and-engineering/


I’ll tell you what I want, what I really, really want is a job in science, technology, engineering and math
http://www.derrynow.com/news/ill-tell-you-what-i-want-what-i-really-really-want-is-a-job-in-science-technology-engineering-or-mathematics/117700


Girls get hands – on STEM training at West Palm Beach event
http://www.mypalmbeachpost.com/news/news/girls-get-hands-on-stem-training-at-west-palm-beac/nsZjX/


Airtel MD – Women must claim place in ICT sector
http://www.biztechafrica.com/article/airtel-md-women-must-claim-place-ict-sector/11758/


Senate committee to markup NASA authorization, inspire women bills
http://www.spacepolicyonline.com/news/senate-committee-to-markup-nasa-authorization-inspire-women-bills


Proportion of CMU women in undergrad engineering and computer science above national average
http://thetartan.org/2016/9/19/news/women


A new bill to stop rampant sexual abuse, harassment of women in STEM fields will be proposed this week
http://nymag.com/thecut/2016/09/jackie-speier-proposes-bill-to-stop-sexual-abuse-in-stem.html


‘Cards Against Humanity’ reopens STEM scholarship for women
https://www.engadget.com/2016/09/19/cards-against-humanity-women-stem-science-ambassador-scholarship/
and
http://www.htxt.co.za/2016/09/20/cards-against-humanity-to-fund-stem-scholarship-for-women/


Whurley helps in ITU and UN women’s global mission for gender equality
http://www.siliconhillsnews.com/2016/09/20/whurley-helps-in-itu-and-un-womens-global-mission-for-gender-equality/


UMASS – Lowell wins $3.5M grant for women in STEM
http://www.lowellsun.com/breakingnews/ci_30383974/umass-lowell-wins-3-5m-grant-women-stem


Bill to prevent sexual harassment in STEM fields could actually help in every area
http://www.thefrisky.com/2016-09-20/bill-to-prevent-sexual-harassment-in-stem-fields-could-actually-help-in-every-area/


$3,000 for 5 page essay on sexism in my Science Fiction
http://www.science20.com/physics_foundations/blog/3000_find_sexism_for_money-180439


Zambia – First lady calls for transformation of education sector
https://www.lusakatimes.com/2016/09/21/first-lady-calls-for-transformation-of-education-sector/


UAFS events tries to drum up STEM interest among women

http://www.swtimes.com/news/20160922/uafs-event-tries-to-drum-up-stem-interest-among-women


UM-Flint’s women of STEM – Bec Smith
https://news.umflint.edu/2016/09/21/um-flints-women-stem-bev-smith/


Connecting girls and their dreams
http://www.spartaindependent.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20160921/NEWS01/160929970


Esty’s women’s entrepreneur act gets cleared for senate vote
http://www.newstimes.com/local/article/Esty-s-women-s-entrepreneur-act-gets-cleared-9237211.php


Men in nursing face underrepresentation and stigma
http://www.dailytexanonline.com/2016/09/21/men-in-nursing-face-underrepresentation-and-stigma

STEAM

Acadiana Symphony connects science, music
http://www.theadvertiser.com/story/news/local/2016/09/15/acadiana-symphony-connects-science-music/90437726/


Interactive ArtPrize lab promotes STEAM education
http://woodtv.com/2016/09/16/interactive-artprize-lab-promotes-steam-education/


STEAM dissolves information privilege barrier between tech and art
https://www.siliconrepublic.com/discovery/steam-tech-arts-collide 


Crowdfunded kids toy teaches children to build and hack

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/jack-choros/crowdfunded-kids-toy-teac_b_12037098.html


Ford encourages students to explore STEAM fields, providing inspiration with girls’fast track races
http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20160919006588/en/Ford-Encourages-Students-Explore-STEAM-Fields-Providing


Early childhood education conference focuses on technology
https://thetelegraph.com/news/89663/early-childhood-education-conference-focuses-on-technology


Column – Full of STEAM
http://www.summerlandreview.com/opinion/394340811.html

WOMEN’S COLLEGE

What I learned from studying in a women’s college
http://www.storypick.com/survive-college/


New prez takes the helm at Mills
http://www.ebar.com/news/article.php?sec=news&article=71899 

STUDENT RECRUITMENT

College recruiters suggest applying early – for school and financial aid
http://www.wrdw.com/content/news/College-recruiters-suggest-applying-early—for-school-and-financial-aid-393629801.html


SIU chancellor optimistic about university’s future
http://thesouthern.com/news/local/siu-chancellor-optimistic-about-university-s-future/article_a7275133-12b0-5f2f-9b45-584209ff3c21.html


ITT Tech students weigh tough choices, mostly on their own
http://www.politico.com/story/2016/09/itt-tech-students-weigh-tough-choices-mostly-on-their-own-228347


ITT Tech students put focus on future
http://highlandsranchherald.net/stories/ITT-Tech-students-put-focus-on-future,235698


Enrollment drops at the College of DuPage
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20160919/news/160918762/


Public colleges see mixed results as fall enrollment numbers come in
http://www.telegram.com/news/20160919/public-colleges-see-mixed-results-as-fall-enrollment-numbers-come-in


Bethel looks at ways to improve enrollment after 2016 number dips
https://www.bethelks.edu/news-events/news/post/5373/


UNH must think it’s competing with Dartmouth in recruiting students
http://www.sentinelsource.com/opinion/editorial/unh-must-think-it-s-competing-with-dartmouth-in-recruiting/article_84ac634f-c4fe-5716-90ab-3c2305eb7078.html


Municipality working to retain International students
http://blackburnnews.com/chatham/chatham-news/2016/09/21/municipality-working-retain-international-students/

COLLEGE SUSTAINABILITY AND AGRICULTURE

UofA fails to participate in program that ranks sustainability efforts
http://www.uatrav.com/news/article_6efb85e4-7ce9-11e6-8e4d-bf4c3061d5f3.html


Farm to cafeteria table
http://www.gillettenewsrecord.com/news/food/article_d8cd699d-c320-5711-bb63-395a872f1b3a.html


Macomb Food Co-Op talks Farm to Table
http://westerncourier.com/36332/news/macomb-food-co-op-talks-farm-to-table/


Canada – New College Boreal agricultural technician program will train the next generation of farmers
http://www.northernontariobusiness.com/Industry-News/education/2016/09/New-College-Bor%C3%A9al-agricultural-technician-program-will-train-the-next-generation-of-farmers.aspx


UMass achieves gold standard for sustainability
http://www.proudgreenbuilding.com/news/umass-achieves-gold-standard-for-sustainability/

COLLEGE FINANCES, GRANTS, ETC.

Colleges’ assessment of scholarships can set back students in need
http://www.post-gazette.com/business/money/2016/09/16/Colleges-financial-practices-can-hurt-students-in-need-loans-scholarships/stories/201609160079


Student debt is tied to lower grades among college students
http://blogs.wsj.com/economics/2016/09/19/student-debt-is-tied-to-lower-grades-among-college-students/


Study – Students who get this type of financial aid do best in college
http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/study-students-who-get-this-type-of-financial-aid-do-best-in-college/article/2602221


Colleges that claim to meet full financial need
http://www.usnews.com/education/best-colleges/paying-for-college/articles/2016-09-19/colleges-that-claim-to-meet-full-financial-need


For profit colleges – are you being ripped off?
http://www.nextadvisor.com/blog/2016/09/21/for-profit-colleges-are-you-being-ripped-off/

WOMEN IN HIGHER EDUCATION

UK – Gender gap in higher education is bigger than ever as 25% more girls than boys now go to university
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3792014/Gender-gap-higher-education-bigger-25-girls-boys-university.html


Ireland – Gender pay gap Ireland wider for women with degree
http://www.irishexaminer.com/ireland/gender-pay-gap-ireland-wider-for-women-with-degree-421317.html


Education as resistance
http://columbiaspectator.com/opinion/2016/09/16/education-resistance


Israel – Israeli women better educated than men – but earn less
http://www.timesofisrael.com/israeli-women-better-educated-than-men-but-earn-less/


Turkey – Turkey among lowest in spending per students – OECD
http://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/turkey-among-lowest-in-spending-per-student-oecd.aspx?pageID=238&nid=103945&NewsCatID=341


Women earned majority of doctoral degrees in 2015 for 7th straight year and outnumber men in grad school 134 to 100
http://www.aei.org/publication/women-earned-majority-of-doctoral-degrees-in-2015-for-7th-straight-year-and-outnumber-men-in-grad-school-134-to-100/


Women earned majority of doctoral degrees in 2015 for 7th straight year and outnumber men in grad school 135 to 100
http://www.aei.org/publication/women-earned-majority-of-doctoral-degrees-in-2015-for-7th-straight-year-and-outnumber-men-in-grad-school-134-to-100/


America has always seen ambitious women as unhealthy
http://www.slate.com/articles/news_and_politics/history/2016/09/hillary_clinton_is_just_the_latest_ambitious_american_woman_to_be_accused.html


Canada – Wage gap between Canadian men and women narrows with education – OECD study
http://www.crcconnection.com/2016/09/17/wage-gap-between-canadian-men-and-women-narrows-with.html


How the feminist rule on campus hurts men
http://www.thecollegefix.com/post/29070/


Male students most hurt by ‘sophomore slump’
https://www.timeshighereducation.com/news/male-students-most-hurt-sophomore-slump


Local non-profit empowers women to pursue higher education
http://www.kvoa.com/clip/12740280/local-non-profit-empowers-women-to-pursue-higher-education


Gender equity in the workforce – a global issue
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/helen-drinan/gender-equity-in-the-work_b_12100014.html


Hong Kong v-c: staff ‘shrugged shoulders’ on gender equity
https://www.timeshighereducation.com/news/hong-kong-v-c-staff-shrugged-shoulders-gender-equity


U.N women, global universities take aim at campus sexual assault
http://europe.newsweek.com/un-global-universities-take-aim-campus-sexual-assault-500736


Cameroon – How Catholics brought women’s equality to a Cameroon clan
http://www.patheos.com/blogs/catholicnews/2016/09/how-catholics-brought-womens-equality-to-a-cameroon-clan/


Editorial – Lawsuit highlights systematic problems in higher education
http://www.iowastatedaily.com/app_content/article_18033ffa-8029-11e6-addd-c738fb6e7221.html

OTHER

GM wants ‘Women in Business’
http://hillsdalecollegian.com/2016/09/gm-wants-women-business/


‘Make Lindsborg white again’ – Racist chalk messages mar small liberal arts college in Kansas
http://www.businessinsider.de/racist-chalk-messages-appear-at-bethany-college-in-kansas-2016-9?r=US&IR=T


How Corinthian colleges, a for profit behemoth, suddenly imploded
https://www.revealnews.org/article/how-corinthian-colleges-a-for-profit-behemoth-suddenly-imploded/


Students reject move to standardize undergraduate course requirements
http://cornellsun.com/2016/09/20/students-reject-move-to-standardize-undergraduate-course-requirements/


Divergent vision of success in higher ed
http://www.rollcall.com/news/politics/colleges-universities-debt-success

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

 

 

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Vixen Watch for September 22, 2016

Vixen Watch for September 15, 2016

GOOD MORNING DEAR SWEET BRIAR ALUMNAE.  AS I MENTIONED LAST SATURDAY VIXEN WATCH WILL NOT BE ISSUED THIS AND NEXT SATURDAYS.  INSTEAD YOU ARE RECEIVING A SLIGHTLY SMALLER VERSION TODAY AND NEXT WEEK THURSDAY.  VIXEN WATCH WILL RESUME ITS REGULAR SCHEDULE ON SATURDAYS STARTING OCTOBER 1.  THANK YOU!

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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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THE BRIAR WIRE IS OUT –
TOPICS IN THIS ISSUE INCLUDE PLANNED GIVING, A MESSAGE OF GRATITUDE TO THE AAR’S AND WORK WEEK VOLUNTEERS, A BEAUTIFUL POEM, THE REVAMPING OF THE BOOKSTORE, THE HISTORY OF THE SWEET BRIAR SEAL, RESURFACING THE TENNIS COURTS, ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE CHALLENGE GRANT, CREATIVE CLASS CHALLENGES, AND OF COURSE AN OPENING NOTE FROM MARY POPE HUTSON. FIND THE THE LINK IN THE ‘ALUMNAE ALLIANCE‘ SECTION.  

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SWEET BRIAR IS GOING TO COLLECT CLASS NOTES AGAIN.  YOUR CLASS SECRETARY SHOULD CONTACT YOU SOON. SUBMIT YOUR 75 WORD MINIMUM UPDATE BY SEPTEMBER 24.  YOU MAY ALSO SUBMIT YOUR UPDATE DIRECTLY TO SWEET BRIAR.  GO TO http://sbc.edu/alumnae-development/class-notes/
AND REMEMBER – NO MORE THAN 75 WORDS.
EVERY CLASS WILL PARTICIPATE. 

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

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STREAMATHON IS COMING BACK  – MORE INFO IN  “SUBMITTED BY MEMBERS OF THE SWEET BRIAR FAMILY”.  

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IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN VOLUNTEERING FOR
SWEET BRIAR GO TO:
HTTP://SBC.EDU/ALUMNAE-DEVELOPMENT/VOLUNTEER/

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IF YOU PLAN A FUNDRAISER TO BENEFIT SWEET BRIAR PLEASE NOTE THAT YOU WILL NEED APPROVAL FROM THE COLLEGE.  ALL FUNDRAISING EVENTS ARE TIED TO OUR ACCREDITATION PROCESSES AND THEREFOR NEED THE APPROVAL. THERE ARE TWO WAYS TO ENTER THE SYSTEM:
HTTP://SBC.EDU/ALUMNAE-DEVELOPMENT/GEOGRAPHIC-CLUBS-AND-EVENTS/
AND
HTTP://SBC.EDU/ALUMNAE-DEVELOPMENT/FUNDRAISING-FOR-SWEET-BRIAR/
IF YOU HAVE ANY FURTHER QUESTION PLEASE CONTACT DONNA DODD WHO IS THE CONTACT FOR ALL FUNDRAISERS DDODD@SBC.EDU

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FOR MORE FABULOUS INFORMATION ON SWEET BRIAR COLLEGE, ITS STUDENTS, FACULTY, STAFF, ALUMNAE VISIT THE FACEBOOK PAGE
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SWEET BRIAR NEWS

US News & World Report ranks Sweet Briar College #140
http://colleges.usnews.rankingsandreviews.com/best-colleges/sweet-briar-college-3742


Sweet Briar College welcomes record number of honor students
http://sbc.edu/news/sweet-briar-college-welcomes-record-number-of-honors-students/


Education news in brief – Advisory Committee meeting, Science camp for girls, ‘Homeschool Days’, movie screening, PCPS community meeting, College welcomes Brittany Pins
http://www.progress-index.com/news/20160913/education-news-in-brief-advisory-committee-meeting-science-camp-for-girls-homeschool-days-movie-screening-pcps-community-meeting-college-welcomes-brittany-pins


Virginia’s region IV teacher of the year is a Sweet Briar alumna
http://sbc.edu/news/virginias-region-iv-teacher-of-the-year-is-a-sweet-briar-alumna/


Sweet Briar ‘Streamathon’ is back by popular demand
http://sbc.edu/news/sweet-briar-streamathon-is-back-by-popular-demand/


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

SUBMITTED BY MEMBERS OF THE SWEET BRIAR FAMILY

A GREAT COFFEE TABLE BOOK – AND 100% OF THE PROFITS WILL GO TO SWEET BRIAR!
“Saving Sweet Briar …. in Perpetuity,” by Kim Cool’62.
100% after expenses will go to Sweet Briar
Purchase a copy of the full-color coffee table book about the story of the Saving Sweet Briar miracle told in words and photos by the alumnae, friends and faculty who made it happen.
Buy for your favorite student, prospective student, alumnae, parents, friends, etc. A piece of history to share.
Send a check for $24.95 per copy plus $5 shipping to:
Kim Cool
312 Shore Road
Venice FL 34286

sbccoverbookkcool


Posted on Facebook by Elizabeth ‘Lele’ Frenzel Casalini
Three more standouts – New landmark libaries 2016 – Honorable mentions
http://lj.libraryjournal.com/2016/09/buildings/lbd/three-more-standouts-new-landmark-libraries-2016-honorable-mentions/#_


Posted on Facebook by Beth Connor Pace
Another success story of a Sweet Briar alumna
Museum director invites the public to take a closer look
http://m.brownsvilleherald.com/news/local/article_cf799b10-7896-11e6-ae20-ef3f7e428ec7.html?mode=jqm


Posted on Facebook by Leah Haes
Current students who live in P- House (Patteson House) found this picture in their attic. We have no idea who this is, and would love to solve the mystery


Posted on Facebook Phyllis Watt Jordan
Exciting news: Sweet Briar will once again publish its printed magazine this fall, and that includes Class Notes. It’s been nearly two years since we published notes, so we’ll feature every class. Our deadline is tight: We need your submissions by Sept. 25. Your class secretary will be in touch soon, but to speed things up, you can use this online link.
http://sbc.edu/alumnae-development/class-notes/


Submitted by Deirdre Conley
Produced in 1937 by Martha Clarke
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The Briar Wire is out
http://sbc.edu/alumnae-development/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/the-briar-wire-september-2016.pdf


If you’re planning to attend Founders’ Day on September 23rd, grab your tray and lunch with students at our SBC Career Services get-together. It’s a great opportunity to meet students and provide helpful career advice. Everyone welcome! RSVP here.
http://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090d4ba5a62b0-sbccareer


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

Humanities under attack
http://www.trinitonian.com/humanities-under-attack/


Wells Fargo ad campaign errs by undervaluing arts
http://www.crainscleveland.com/article/20160911/BLOGS17/160909813/wells-fargo-ad-campaign-errs-by-undervaluing-arts


Good news liberal arts majors – Your peers probably won’t outearn you forever
http://www.wsj.com/articles/good-news-liberal-arts-majors-your-peers-probably-wont-outearn-you-forever-1473645902


Quick refresher – Here are Mellon’s goals for liberal arts education
http://www.insidephilanthropy.com/home/2016/9/12/quick-refresher-here-are-mellons-goals-for-liberal-arts-educ.html


SCI-ARC launches liberal arts curriculum for its bachelor of architecture program
http://archinect.com/schools/release/88/sci-arc-launches-liberal-arts-curriculum-for-its-bachelor-of-architecture-program/149968065


U.S. News recognizes Cornell as a top 100 liberal arts college
http://news.cornellcollege.edu/2016/09/u-s-news-recognizes-cornell-top-100-liberal-arts-college/


Western Massachusetts college tops U.S. News & World Report list of Best Liberal Arts Colleges
http://www.masslive.com/news/index.ssf/2016/09/western_massachusetts_institut.html


Penn State to expand arts and humanities initiatives
http://news.psu.edu/story/425386/2016/09/12/research/penn-state-expand-arts-and-humanities-initiatives


Humanities provide the framework for knowledge
http://windsorstar.com/opinion/columnists/humanities-provide-the-framework-for-knowledge


Humanities degrees have employment value, too
http://www.dbknews.com/2016/09/14/humanities-degrees-have-employment-value-too/


Your view – Liberal Arts degrees prepare practical students
http://www.southcoasttoday.com/article/20160915/OPINION/160919725

STEM

St. Kitt – Quinlan underscores important of STEM education
http://www.sknvibes.com/news/newsdetails.cfm/97694


Back to school bus tour highlights importance of connecting America’s classrooms to the future and supporting STEM teacher leadership and education
https://www.ed.gov/news/press-releases/back-school-bus-tour-highlights-importance-connecting-america%E2%80%99s-classrooms-future-and-supporting-stem-teacher-leadership-and-education


HOSC camps keep learning alive during fall break
http://www.tullahomanews.com/hosc-camps-keep-learning-alive-during-fall-break/


YouTube science star – The importance of STEM education
http://kutv.com/features/fresh-living/youtube-science-star-the-importance-of-stem-education

 

WOMEN IN STEM

Fewer girls opting for maths, tech a worry – Melinda Gates
http://www.hindustantimes.com/india-news/fewer-girls-opting-for-maths-tech-a-worry-melinda-gates/story-xInW7TLeHiDd5iSj2bHZPJ.html
and
http://examswatch.com/fewer-girls-opting-for-stem-subjects-melinda-gates/


MSU grad, now 3M engineer, blinding them with science
http://www.timesrecordnews.com/news/local/msu-grad-now-3m-engineer-blinding-them-with-science-3c1494a2-5ee1-1c50-e053-0100007f9d7c-393027181.html


Study finds STEM workers more likely to find jobs in denser STEM labor markets
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/09/160912132741.htm


STEM grants from National Science Foundation aim at minority engineers
http://www.woodworkingnetwork.com/events-contests/event-coverage/stem-grants-national-science-foundation-aim-minority-engineers


The gender pay gap actually is because of discrimination, according to yet another study
http://www.woodworkingnetwork.com/events-contests/event-coverage/stem-grants-national-science-foundation-aim-minority-engineers


CSU works to close gender gap in engineering department
https://collegian.com/2016/09/csu-works-to-close-gender-gap-in-engineering-department/


To succeed in tech women need more visibility
https://hbr.org/2016/09/to-succeed-in-tech-women-need-more-visibility


The US attracts more international female STEM students
http://www.masterstudies.com/news/The-US-Attracts-More-International-Female-STEM-Students-1095/


STEM women tell their story
http://www.pikecountycourier.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20160913/NEWS01/160919984


Fact sheet – New progress and momentum in support President Obama’s ‘Computer Science for All’ initiative
https://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2016/09/14/fact-sheet-new-progress-and-momentum-support-president-obamas-computer


The nearly forgotten story of the black women who helped land a man on the moon
https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/style/the-nearly-forgotten-story-of-the-black-women-who-helped-land-a-man-on-the-moon/2016/09/12/95f2d356-7504-11e6-8149-b8d05321db62_story.html?wpisrc=nl_heads-draw6&wpmm=1


Young Women’s Leadership Academy opens its doors
http://www.elpasoinc.com/special_sections/a_publication_in_collaboration_with_el_paso_independent_school_district/article_cd8d130a-7ab1-11e6-9acb-2f90668d1982.html


Study shows unexpected path for women to major in science
https://www.laboratoryequipment.com/news/2016/09/study-shows-unexpected-path-women-major-science


Chelsea Clinton – Education key to engaging more women in entrepreneurship
http://wraltechwire.com/chelsea-/16014200/


UIC hoping to boost STEM inclusion through new grant program
http://chicagotonight.wttw.com/2016/09/14/uic-hoping-boost-stem-inclusion-through-new-grant-program


Media lab conference addresses gender bias, diversity, and inclusion in STEM
http://news.mit.edu/2016/media-lab-conference-addresses-gender-bias-diversity-inclusion-in-stem-0914


Number of women in STEM increases at MSU
http://statenews.com/article/2016/09/women-in-stem-increase


Largest multi-disciplinary organization for women in STEM opens West Michigan chapter
http://www.lanthorn.com/article/2016/09/news-association-of-women-in-science


Column – Ladies need STEM mentors
http://huntnewsnu.com/2016/09/column-ladies-need-stem-mentors/

STEAM

Letter – Arts education important part of curriculum
http://www.timesunion.com/tuplus-opinion/article/Letter-Arts-education-important-part-of-9215082.php
and
http://blog.timesunion.com/opinion/arts-education-important-part-of-curriculum/36278/


Tallahassee Science Festival promotes youth education, involvement
http://www.fsunews.com/story/news/2016/09/11/tallahassee-science-festival-promotes-youth-education-involvement/90225206/


STEAM and the educational growth of children in 2016
http://thyblackman.com/2016/09/12/steam-and-the-educational-growth-of-children-in-2016/


How classrooms are changing to better teach ‘STEAM’ subjects
http://www.tucsonlocalmedia.com/online_features/education/article_05869fc2-7b7a-5dc7-b677-0d34b8bc3b8b.html


NowNS – Students should consider coding for the future
http://thechronicleherald.ca/novascotia/1396261-nowns-students-should-consider-coding-for-their-future


What may be behind the 49ner’s $1 Million donation
http://blog.sfgate.com/49ers/2016/09/14/what-may-be-behind-the-49ers-1-million-donation/

WOMEN’S COLLEGE

The story behind the unsung woman who transformed fashion photography
http://time.com/4437743/fashion-photography/


Women’s colleges must accommodate, value trans women
http://miscellanynews.org/2016/09/14/opinions/womens-colleges-must-accommodate-value-trans-women/

STUDENT RECRUITMENT

Durbin urges community colleges to help ITT Tech students
http://www.wandtv.com/story/33068489/durbin-urges-community-colleges-to-help-former-itt-tech-students


Global strategist joins E.Gordon Gee at West Virginia U
http://www.chronicle.com/article/Global-Strategist-Joins-E/237740


Bishop State holds special enrollment meeting for ITT Tech students
http://local15tv.com/news/local/bishop-state-holds-special-enrollment-meeting-for-itt-tech-students-09-13-2016


Why colleges in Appalachia are recruiting Latinos
http://www.theatlantic.com/education/archive/2016/09/why-colleges-in-appalachia-are-recruiting-latinos/499871/


Launch of CollegeFindMe – a network for students and colleges to find each other – reinvents the college admissions lifecycle benefiting students, guidance counselors and college admissions officers
http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/launch-of-collegefindme—a-network-for-students-and-colleges-to-find-each-other—reinvents-the-college-admissions-lifecycle-benefiting-students-guidance-counselors-and-college-admission-officers-300328073.html


State board launches year 2 of direct admissions and next steps Idaho 2.0
http://www.rexburgstandardjournal.com/news/education/state-board-launches-year-of-direct-admissions-and-next-steps/article_14a173c6-7ad0-11e6-8640-6b60b0ee3a19.html


Parents must be careful when choosing schools overseas
http://www.dailytrust.com.ng/news/education/parents-must-be-careful-when-choosing-schools-overseas/162516.html

COLLEGE EQUESTRIAN PROGRAMS

Albion College opening new equestrian center arena
http://wwmt.com/news/local/albion-college-opening-equestrian-center-for-students


Team building takes on new meaning for TCU equestrian
http://www.star-telegram.com/sports/college/big-12/texas-christian-university/article101861777.html

COLLEGE SUSTAINABILITY AND AGRICULTURE

Unity College’s new leader sees a sustainable world without end
http://www.pressherald.com/2016/09/11/unity-colleges-new-leader-sees-a-sustainable-world-without-end/


Green Mountain College’s national sustainability recognition
http://www.rutlandherald.com/article/20160912/NEWS03/160919832/1001/NEWS


Mark van Horn, UC Davis student farm director
http://ucfoodobserver.com/2016/09/11/mark-van-horn-uc-davis-student-farm-director/


One college turns its football field into a farm and sees its students transform
http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/one-college-turns-football-field-farm-sees-students-transform/


The 10 best colleges for Eco-conscious students
http://www.takepart.com/photos/10-best-colleges-eco-conscious-students


Q&A – New IC sustainability director discusses future goals
https://theithacan.org/news/qa-new-ic-sustainability-director-discusses-future-goals/


College farms a new model for sustainable, local foods
http://www.gazettenet.com/College-farms-pioneer-new-models-of-providing-sustainable-local-food-4637047


Students encourage composting
http://williamsrecord.com/2016/09/14/students-encourage-composting/


New college for sustainability proposed
https://www.michigandaily.com/section/news/new-college-sustainability-proposed

COLLEGE FINANCES, GRANTS, ETC.

Data shows small two year colleges are a real bargain
http://www.mccookgazette.com/story/2338506.html


Wallace-Sparks Campus awarded grant for Talent Search Project
http://www.wtvy.com/content/news/Wallace-Sparks-Campus-awarded-grant-for-Talent-Search-Project-393315621.html


Lincoln College receiving $2.2 million grant
http://www.wandtv.com/story/33083368/lincoln-college-receiving-22-million-grant


High Schoolers can now earn scholarship money by caring for family members
https://www.buzzfeed.com/mollyhensleyclancy/high-schoolers-can-now-earn-scholarship-money-by-caring-for?utm_term=.urml0JYom4#.chddkYxZaz


$40 Million gift to arts & sciences kicks off variety of curricular initiatives
https://news.virginia.edu/content/40-million-gift-arts-sciences-kicks-variety-curricular-initiatives
and
http://www.dailyprogress.com/news/local/uva/uva-receiving-m-gift-for-school-of-arts-sciences/article_504251e6-58a8-582a-bafd-06d1c2bed866.html


DAVIS-MARKS: Stamped schedules
http://yaledailynews.com/blog/2016/09/14/davis-marks-stamped-schedules/


What college students need to know about FAFSA changes
http://www.consumerreports.org/personal-finance/what-college-students-need-to-know-about-fafsa-changes/


Inmates get a second chance at federal grants for higher ed under experimental program
http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/inmates-get-second-chance-federal-grants-higher-ed-experimental-program/


USF professors receive $1.9 million in grants
https://sffoghorn.org/2016/09/14/usf-professors-receive-1-9-million-in-grants/

WOMEN IN HIGHER EDUCATION

Ireland – Universities ‘more efficient’ with higher number of women
http://www.independent.ie/irish-news/education/universities-more-efficient-with-higher-number-of-women-35040748.html


India – More women complete post-graduation than men – census
http://examswatch.com/more-women-complete-post-graduation-than-men-census/


Empowering women through access to education
http://www.benzinga.com/pressreleases/16/09/p8444877/empowering-women-through-access-to-education


Women who build summit aims to boost Utah women
http://www.heraldextra.com/business/local/women-who-build-summit-aims-to-boost-utah-women/article_d1888760-131c-5b67-b86b-03f8893afd50.html


The big difference between women and men’s earnings after college
https://www.americanprogress.org/issues/higher-education/report/2016/09/13/143412/the-big-difference-between-women-and-mens-earnings-after-college/


Baylor panel highlights ‘Boundary Breaking Women’
http://www.wacotrib.com/news/higher_education/baylor-panel-highlights-boundary-breaking-women/article_fd9c18df-9422-5266-bc01-6bc8fe9b9ebc.html


7 female Duke Deans share leadership insights
https://today.duke.edu/2016/09/7-female-duke-deans-share-leadership-insights


The gender pay gap is the highest for students from elite colleges
http://www.businessinsider.com/gender-pay-gap-largest-for-students-from-elite-schools-2016-9


RIT receives higher education excellence in diversity award from ‘Insight into Diversity’ magazine
http://www.rit.edu/news/story.php?id=56922


Las Vegas higher education scene puts a Sin City spin on feminism
http://www.reviewjournal.com/view/las-vegas-higher-education-scene-puts-sin-city-spin-feminism


The US has one of the worst gender pay gaps among the world’s wealthy countries
http://qz.com/782251/the-us-has-one-of-the-worst-gender-pay-gaps-according-to-this-study-of-35-countries-around-the-world-from-the-oecd/

OTHER

The face of colleges and universities today
http://www.usnews.com/education/best-colleges/articles/2016-09-13/the-face-of-colleges-and-universities-today


Can China become the world’s education leader?
http://www.ozy.com/fast-forward/can-china-become-the-worlds-education-leader/71281


Institutional landscapes – U.S. colleges compete in beauty contest
http://www.totallandscapecare.com/ole-miss-most-beautiful-campus-landscaping/


International students struggling to stay in Canada
http://calgaryherald.com/news/national/international-students-struggling-to-stay-in-canada

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

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

Vixen Watch for September 15, 2016

Vixen Watch for September 10, 2016

PLEASE NOTE THAT DUE TO ANTICIPATED TECHNICAL DIFFICULTIES VIXEN WATCH WILL NOT BE ISSUES NEXT SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 2016 AND SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 24. THERE WILL HOWEVER BE A MINI VERSION ON THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 15 AND A REGULAR ISSUE ON THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 22.
THANK YOU

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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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THE ALUMNAE ALLIANCE IS ASKING IF YOU KNOW SOMEONE WHOM YOU MIGHT CONSIDER
NOMINATING FOR THE

SBC OUTSTANDING ALUMNA AWARD?
FOR MORE INFORMATION ON THIS AND OTHER TOPICS PLEASE GO TO THE ‘ALUMNAE ALLIANCE SECTION.
THE DEADLINE FOR NOMINATIONS IS TODAY AT 5:00 PM.  THANK YOU. 

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

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HEADS UP ON SOME GREAT NEWS!
THERE WILL BE ANOTHER ONLINE AUCTION WHICH WILL END AT THE 2017 REUNION.  ALUMNAE  WILL BE ASKED AGAIN TO HELP DONATE ITEMS FOR THE AUCTION.  STAY TUNED FOR MORE INFORMATION COMING SOON.

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STREAMATHON IS COMING BACK  – MORE INFO IN  “SUBMITTED BY MEMBERS OF THE SWEET BRIAR FAMILY”.  

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO PRESIDENT STONE WHO HAD HIS BIRTHDAY THIS WEEK.  IT WAS CELEBRATED WITH CAKE AND ICE CREAM. PHOTOS ARE POSTED BELOW.

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IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN VOLUNTEERING FOR
SWEET BRIAR GO TO:
HTTP://SBC.EDU/ALUMNAE-DEVELOPMENT/VOLUNTEER/

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IF YOU PLAN A FUNDRAISER TO BENEFIT SWEET BRIAR PLEASE NOTE THAT YOU WILL NEED APPROVAL FROM THE COLLEGE.  ALL FUNDRAISING EVENTS ARE TIED TO OUR ACCREDITATION PROCESSES AND THEREFOR NEED THE APPROVAL. THERE ARE TWO WAYS TO ENTER THE SYSTEM:
HTTP://SBC.EDU/ALUMNAE-DEVELOPMENT/GEOGRAPHIC-CLUBS-AND-EVENTS/
AND
HTTP://SBC.EDU/ALUMNAE-DEVELOPMENT/FUNDRAISING-FOR-SWEET-BRIAR/
IF YOU HAVE ANY FURTHER QUESTION PLEASE CONTACT DONNA DODD WHO IS THE CONTACT FOR ALL FUNDRAISERS DDODD@SBC.EDU

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IF YOU LIKE TO TAKE PART IN THE ‘ADOPT A FRESHMAN’ PROGRAM, PLEASE GO TO THE ‘SUBMITTED BY MEMBERS OF THE SWEET BRIAR COMMUNITY‘ SECTION FOR INFORMATION SUBMITTED BY LYDIA FLECK

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Please refer to http://sbc.edu/featured-events/ for an array of information on events happening on campus, such as The Gager Concert – An Afternoon of Beethoven and Brahms with Ardo Consort on September 25, Explore Environmental Science on October 7 and 8, Biology and Conservation of the Monarch Butterfly on October 13, the Sweet Briar Theatre presentation of “The Trojan Women” on October 13 and 14, games, horse shows and so much more.  

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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

When the impossible’s just another to-do item
http://www.newsadvance.com/opinion/editorials/when-the-impossible-s-just-another-to-do-item/article_f2c75f4e-7152-11e6-b996-e3ea65972ee9.html


Sweet Briar alumna’s documentary on Sikhism to premiere at UN film festival
http://sbc.edu/news/sweet-briar-alumnas-documentary-on-sikhism-to-premiere-at-un-film-festival/
Vixen Watch already reported on this August 20th


New art exhibition in Benedict features ‘quiet, relaxed’ local landscapes
http://sbc.edu/news/new-art-exhibition-in-benedict-features-quiet-relaxed-local-landscapes/


Sweet Briar to host environmental science weekend
http://www.newsadvance.com/news/local/sweet-briar-college-hosts-environmental-science-weekend/article_b5dc762e-ef58-567b-b13a-6f3cb09435b5.html


Archway of books from couple’s library wedding on display at Sweet Briar
http://www.newsadvance.com/news/local/archway-of-books-from-couple-s-library-wedding-on-display/article_58d2ee31-f05c-50dd-b6ab-67c90523d065.html


Sweet Briar professors Carrie and John Gregory Brown kick off Fall writers series
http://www.newsadvance.com/the_burg/features/sweet-briar-professors-carrie-and-john-gregory-brown-kick-off/article_2fdfdbfa-d22d-5599-aebb-e60f28658e93.html


Sweet Briar among top Virginia colleges with lowest student loan debt
http://sbc.edu/news/sweet-briar-among-top-virginia-colleges-with-lowest-student-loan-debt/


Georgetown joins Brown, U-Va. and others [such as Sweet Briar College] in looking anew at slavery
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/grade-point/wp/2016/09/04/georgetown-joins-brown-u-va-and-others-in-looking-anew-at-slavery/


The coming era of consolidation among colleges and universities
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/grade-point/wp/2016/09/07/the-coming-era-of-consolidation-among-colleges-and-universities/


Five academic resources you should know about
http://sbc.edu/news/five-academic-resources-you-should-know-about/


Two Sweet Briar grads make journal’s ‘Women Who Mean Business’ list
http://sbc.edu/news/two-sweet-briar-grads-make-journals-women-who-mean-business-list/


Saving Sweet Briar College, one coat of paint at a time
https://savingplaces.org/stories/saving-sweet-briar-college-one-coat-of-paint-at-a-time#.V9QRLvorLIV


Congratulations to Olivia Myers ’17, recipient of the Virginia Program at Oxford 2016 Simpson Scholarship! The annual award, voted on by tutors and peers alike, honors a student in the six-week study-abroad program for outstanding academic achievement and community leadership. Myers says she was “shocked” to receive the award, but admits she came to Oxford well prepared.

“The quality of the education here at Sweet Briar made it really easy to transition to Oxford,” she says. “Compared to students from other schools, I felt much better prepared to voice my opinion and actively participate in classroom discussions.”
To learn more abut the Virginia Program at Oxford, email Prof. Tony Lilly at alilly@sbc.edu.


HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO PRESIDENT STONE












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

SUBMITTED BY MEMBERS OF THE SWEET BRIAR FAMILY

A GREAT COFFEE TABLE BOOK – AND 100% OF THE PROFITS WILL GO TO SWEET BRIAR!
“Saving Sweet Briar …. in Perpetuity,” by Kim Cool’62.
100% after expenses will go to Sweet Briar
Purchase a copy of the full-color coffee table book about the story of the Saving Sweet Briar miracle told in words and photos by the alumnae, friends and faculty who made it happen.
Buy for your favorite student, prospective student, alumnae, parents, friends, etc. A piece of history to share.
Send a check for $24.95 per copy plus $5 shipping to:
Kim Cool
312 Shore Road
Venice FL 34286

sbccoverbookkcool


Posted on Facebook by El Warner

Great news – the Briar radio is now streaming through @TuneIn. Download the app for easy car and mobile access. #NowPlayinghttp://tun.in/sfipU 🙂 Download now to be ready for our next Streamathon Sept. 18-21′
http://tunein.com/station/?StationId=235714


Posted on Facebook by Wendelin White
This is an excellent article on one of our alumnae – Michela English
Women who mean business
President and CEO, Fight for Children Inc.
http://www.bizjournals.com/washington/news/2016/09/09/michela-english.html


Posted on Facebook by Lenora Farrington-Sarrouf
This is an alert from the Emergency Star Trek System. As the 50th anniversary leads to original episodes being aired on BBC and available on Hulu, please be on the look out for “Return to Tomorrow” and “Is There, In Truth, No Beauty?” These two episodes guest-star Diana Muldaur (as Dr. Ann Mulhall and Dr. Miranda Jones, respectively) the Sweet Briar alumna who went on to become the first female president of the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. This has been an alert from the Emergency Star Trek System.


Do you know someone whom you might consider nominating for the SBC Outstanding Alumna Award?
This award may be given to graduate alumnae who have been out of college for at least 15 years in recognition of their outstanding service to Sweet Briar in a volunteer capacity. Nominations are invited from any member of the Sweet Briar family: alumnae, faculty, staff, students and the Sweet Briar College Board of Directors. Submit your nomination online at http://sbc.edu/alumnae-development/awards-nomination/ or through the alumnae relations and development office. If you’re on a mobile device, please choose “Desktop” view to complete the form.
Nominations are due by September 10, 2016 at 5:00pm EST
Below are past recipients of this prestigious award:
Year1
year1b
And here are the recipients for the
Sweet Briar College Distinguished Alumna
The Distinguished Alumna Award was established in 1988 to honor alumnae who have brought distinction to themselves and to Sweet Briar College through outstanding accomplishment in a volunteer or professional capacity. Nominations are invited from any member of the Sweet Briar family: alumnae, faculty, staff, students and the Sweet Briar College Board of Directors.
year2a
year2b


If you’re planning to attend Founders’ Day on September 23rd, grab your tray and lunch with students at our SBC Career Services get-together. It’s a great opportunity to meet students and provide helpful career advice. Everyone welcome! RSVP here.
http://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090d4ba5a62b0-sbccareer


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

Marian University restructures academic programs for improved efficiency, more collaborative teaching and learning
http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/marian-university-restructures-academic-programs-for-improved-efficiency-more-collaborative-teaching-and-learning-300323032.html


Can the liberal arts produce world-class scientists? This campus donor thinks so
http://www.insidephilanthropy.com/home/2016/9/7/can-the-liberal-arts-produce-world-class-scientists-this-cam.html


Liberal Arts launching new minor with human rights presentation
http://www.purdueexponent.org/campus/article_675e22ab-c6d6-544d-9cf5-cf69ed440cbf.html


Why banks and politicians love shaming the arts
http://www.slate.com/articles/business/the_bills/2016/09/why_wells_fargo_and_thirsty_politicians_love_picking_on_the_liberal_arts.html


The grandeur life at a liberal arts institution
http://vergecampus.com/2016/09/life-liberal-arts-institution/


Joanna Waley -Cohen – Liberal arts renaissance in Asia
http://www.livemint.com/Companies/u3vabNHjDBEs0KfE9HKNYI/Joanna-WaleyCohen–Liberal-arts-renaissance-in-Asia.html


The Angle – Actor – Botanist edition
http://www.slate.com/articles/news_and_politics/the_angle/2016/09/liberal_arts_the_commander_in_chief_forum_and_the_airpod_in_slate_s_daily.html


QU aiming for another $1.1 million fund drive
http://www.whig.com/20160907/qu-aiming-for-another-11-million-fund-drive#


Parents won’t spend tuition on liberal arts
http://www.wacotrib.com/entertainment/accesswaco/david_a_smith/arts-parents-won-t-spend-tuition-on-liberal-arts/article_4e8c24e3-34b0-5ed4-bb4c-0acb9b484715.html


Learning how to think
http://www.timesargus.com/article/20160906/OPINION01/160909785


6 Reasons you don’t need a technical degree to excel in tech
http://www.forbes.com/sites/laurencebradford/2016/09/06/6-reasons-you-dont-need-a-technical-degree-to-excel-in-tech/#3a19002a3c60


Liberal arts majors aren’t waste of time
http://www.duqsm.com/liberal-arts-majors-arent-waste-of-time/


Collaborative Liberal Arts Moodle Projecct (CLAMP) announces new steering committee members
http://www.moodlenews.com/2016/collaborative-liberal-arts-moodle-project-clamp-announces-new-steering-committee-members/


UK president says performance funding model won’t diminish importance of liberal arts education
http://wkyufm.org/post/uk-president-says-performance-funding-model-wont-diminish-importance-liberal-arts-education#stream/0


The liberal in liberal arts
http://www.srqmagazine.com/srq-daily/2016-09-10/4752_The-Liberal-in-Liberal-Arts

STEM

4 important STEM education innovations
http://www.marketwired.com/press-release/4-important-stem-education-innovations-2156107.htm


So much for the STEM shortage?
http://www.techrepublic.com/article/so-much-for-the-stem-shortage/


Early focus on STEM can help enthusiasm to bloom
https://www.tes.com/news/tes-magazine/tes-magazine/early-focus-stem-can-help-enthusiasm-bloom

WOMEN IN STEM

Learning from Muslim countries with many women engineers
https://news.wsu.edu/2016/09/06/learning-muslim-countries-produce-women-engineers/


Fetchfind CEO Jamie Migdal named to 1871’s WiSTEM Fall cohorts
http://www.prweb.com/releases/2016/09/prweb13659053.htm


Getting louder – Women in tech
http://www.itproportal.com/features/getting-louder-women-in-tech/


In celebration of Labor Day, a look at women in the U.S. workforce
http://wncw.org/post/celebration-labor-day-look-women-us-workforce


Learning to code helped me become a better CEO
http://motto.time.com/4455157/coding-lessons-women-in-stem/


Women make up just 10% of the cybersecurity workforce
http://www.projectada.co.uk/women-10-cybersecurity-workforce/


UK – Dazzling Diamonds – Mary Cruse salutes female academics for overcoming the odds
http://www.oxfordmail.co.uk/news/14726400.Dazzling_Diamonds__Mary_Cruse_salutes_female_academics_for_overcoming_the_odds/


The Society of Women Engineers launches research platform focusing on the state women in engineering
http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/the-society-of-women-engineers-launches-research-platform-focusing-on-the-state-of-women-in-engineering-300323002.html
and
http://www.hrdive.com/news/society-of-women-engineers-opens-research-platform-on-stem-worker-issues/425888/


Australia – Girls in Tech officially launches in Australia – “We want to inspire young women to reach for the stars”
http://www.startupsmart.com.au/advice/growth/girls-in-tech-officially-launches-in-australia/


Can single-sex public schools attract more girls into STEM?
http://www.pcmag.com/news/347630/can-single-sex-public-schools-attract-more-girls-to-stem


Women leaders talk STEM involvement
http://www.bizjournals.com/phoenix/news/2016/09/07/women-leaders-talk-stem-involvement.html


STREAM into workplace diversity
http://www.highlandcavalier.com/2016/09/07/stream-into-workplace-diversity/


40% of women engineering students earning degrees quit or never enter the field, MIT study finds
https://www.goodcall.com/news/40-women-engineering-students-earning-degrees-quit-never-enter-field-mit-study-finds-08493


Research show minorities, women lack presence in STEM education
http://valleycentral.com/news/local/research-shows-minorities-women-lack-presence-in-stem-education


International – Middle Eastern, Central Asian, and African women leaders in STEM convene in the United States for TechWomen 2016
http://www.einnews.com/pr_news/343844934/women-middle-eastern-central-asian-and-african-women-leaders-in-stem-convene-in-the-united-states-for-techwomen-2016
and
http://newsroomamerica.com/story/594905.html
and
http://africanbrains.net/2016/09/09/women-middle-eastern-central-asian-african-women-leaders-stem-convene-united-states-techwomen-2016/


UK – Monster and Stemettes brings together 1,600 young women across the UK to inspire STEM
http://www.onrec.com/news/news-archive/monster-and-stemettes-brings-together-1600-young-women-across-the-uk-to-inspire


Gender gap in STEM is topic of lecture
http://www.buffalo.edu/ubnow/briefs/2016/09/women-in-stem-brown-bag.html


Spirit AeroSystems’s Allison Wright wins national engineering award
http://www.bizjournals.com/wichita/news/2016/09/09/spirit-aerosystems-allison-wright-wins-national.html


Decreasing gender gap in STEM discipline
http://thebluebanner.net/decreasing-gender-gap-in-stem-discipline/


New COAS dean on general education, women in STEM, path to Embry – Riddle
http://theavion.com/new-coas-dean-on-general-education-women-in-stem-path-to-embry-riddle/

STEAM

Superheroes for Science – Marvel comic book covers promote STEAM fields
http://www.space.com/33973-marvel-comic-book-covers-promote-steam-fields.html
and
http://epicstream.com/news/Marvel-Supports-STEAM-With-Education-Devoted-Comic-Covers


Otterbein innovation center brings together employers, students
http://www.dispatch.com/content/stories/local/2016/09/07/otterbein-innovation-center-brings-together-employers-students.html


Project MOST is best for future foodies
http://www.danspapers.com/2016/09/project-most-is-best-for-future-foodies/


STEAM Challenge
http://www.estevanmercury.ca/opinion/columnists/steam-challenge-1.2340297

WOMEN’S COLLEGE

College of New Rochelle School of Arts & Science’s first coed class arrives
http://www.westchestermagazine.com/College-of-New-Rochelles-First-Co-Ed-Class-Arrives/


Kelly – In 20 years since Mary Ann Stevens took over College of St. Mary, her vision became a reality
http://www.omaha.com/columnists/kelly/kelly-in-years-since-maryanne-stevens-took-over-college-of/article_efe28713-07a3-578c-ae75-186e82beee3a.html

 

STUDENT RECRUITMENT

Rowan College at Burlington County focusing on student retention
http://www.burlingtoncountytimes.com/news/local/rowan-college-at-burlington-county-focusing-on-student-retention/article_fcc01f80-7126-11e6-b413-bb1171e62611.html


Cynthia Tucker – Capitalism and education are incompatible partners
http://www.chicoer.com/opinion/20160909/cynthia-tucker-capitalism-and-education-are-incompatible-partners


International recruitment crucial to Binghamton men’s tennis program
https://www.bupipedream.com/sports/72187/international-recruitment-crucial-to-binghamton-mens-tennis-program/ 

 

COLLEGE SUSTAINABILITY AND AGRICULTURE

U of L named one of the greenest colleges in the country
http://www.bizjournals.com/louisville/news/2016/09/06/u-of-l-named-one-of-the-greenest-colleges-in-the.html
and
http://source.colostate.edu/csu-ranked-11-in-sierra-magazines-coolest-schools-green-ranking/
and
http://www.oregonlive.com/portland/index.ssf/2016/09/sierra_club_names_3_oregon_col.html


Cortland honored in national “Cool Schools” ranking
http://www2.cortland.edu/news/detail.dot?id=c948d6b7-2121-49f2-b605-2d47796a4293


Baylor receives third ‘Cool Schools’ designations for campus sustainability practices
http://www.baylor.edu/mediacommunications/news.php?action=story&story=172605


ESF receives STARS gold rating for sustainability progress
http://www.esf.edu/communications/view.asp?newsID=5462


Ariz., Kan. colleges win higher education climate leaders competition
http://www.proudgreenbuilding.com/news/ariz-kan-colleges-win-higher-education-climate-leaders-competition/

COLLEGE FINANCES, GRANTS, ETC.

The key to finding the best college for you
http://time.com/money/4477605/best-college-comparison-search/


How to use MONEY’S exclusive new college search tool
http://time.com/money/4478124/college-search-tool/


Iowa Lakes Community College receives $1.7 million grant to upgrade tech
http://esthervilledailynews.com/page/content.detail/id/522818/Iowa-Lakes-Community-College–Keeping-up-with-technology.html


ITT Technical Institute shuts down after government cut off new funding
http://www.wsj.com/articles/itt-technical-institute-to-close-after-government-cuts-off-new-funding-1473163181
and
http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-itt-tech-20160906-snap-story.html
and
http://nypost.com/2016/09/06/for-profit-college-itt-is-closing-after-federal-loan-crackdown/


Stronger regulation needed of for-profit colleges
http://www.tampabay.com/opinion/editorials/editorial-stronger-regulation-needed-of-for-profit-colleges/2292983


$500K grant will help Pierce College continue to close achievement gaps
http://www.thenewstribune.com/news/local/community/puyallup-herald/ph-news/article100425267.html


Occupational grant makes two-year degree affordable for LSC students
http://www.duluthnewstribune.com/news/education/4110335-occupational-grant-makes-two-year-degree-affordable-lsc-students


For-profit colleges have milked government, students for too long
http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/mary-sanchez/article100519672.html


What about the lies public colleges feed students to cover tuition tabs?
http://www.mantecabulletin.com/section/38/article/137525/


$1 M in grants for UND
http://dakotastudent.com/8562/news/1m-in-grants-for-und/

WOMEN IN HIGHER EDUCATION

The value of education and being an entrepreneur
http://www.floridatoday.com/story/money/business/2016/09/04/value-education-entrepreneur/89713368/


Oman – More Omani females and males in college this year
http://timesofoman.com/article/91820/Oman/Education/More-female-students-in-Oman-enrol-in-higher-education-institutes-in-the-new-academic-year


JoAnn Browing, dean of UTSA college and engineering, receives inspiring women in STEM award
http://www.utsa.edu/today/2016/09/browningaward.html


Canada – Pay equity logic doesn’t add up
http://www.princegeorgecitizen.com/opinion/letters/pay-equity-logic-doesn-t-add-up-1.2338205


Sexual abuse incident a reminder of risk in higher education
http://uisjournal.com/news/2016/09/07/sexual-abuse-incident-a-reminder-of-risk-in-higher-education/


UK – Mount Allison to honour first woman in the British Empire to receive bachelor’s degree
http://www.sackvilletribunepost.com/news/2016/9/7/mount-allison-to-honour-first-woman-in-the-british-empire-to-rec.html


Labor Day – Women in the workforce
http://www.citizen-times.com/story/news/local/2016/09/04/women-workforce/89729796/


International – New Asia initiative targets women in leadership roles
http://www.businessnewsasia.com/201609095233701-new-asia-initiative-targets-women-in-leadership-roles/


Nepal – Higher education now more accessible for rural women
http://www.myrepublica.com/news/5354


UK – LSE to give female academics pay rises to close gap with men
https://www.timeshighereducation.com/news/lse-give-female-academics-pay-rises-close-gap-men

OTHER

Safe spaces curb educational growth
http://theticker.org/safe-spaces-curb-educational-growth


New comedy major is nothing to laugh about
http://www.berkeleybeacon.com/feature/2016/9/8/new-comedy-major-is-nothing-to-laugh-about


In the wake of ITT Tech’s shutdown, other institutions could be in trouble
http://www.pe.com/articles/education-812908-colleges-students.html


Delco College not giving grades to incoming freshman
http://philadelphia.cbslocal.com/2016/09/09/delco-college-no-grades/

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

 

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

Vixen Watch for September 10, 2016

Vixen Watch for September 3, 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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The Alumnae Alliance is asking if you know someone whom you might consider nominating for the
SBC Outstanding Alumna Award?
For more information on this and other topics please go to the “Alumnae Alliance” section below. 

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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 IN VOLUNTEERING FOR SWEET BRIAR GO TO:
HTTP://SBC.EDU/ALUMNAE-DEVELOPMENT/VOLUNTEER/

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IF YOU PLAN A FUNDRAISER TO BENEFIT SWEET BRIAR PLEASE NOTE THAT YOU WILL NEED APPROVAL FROM THE COLLEGE.  ALL FUNDRAISING EVENTS ARE TIED TO OUR ACCREDITATION PROCESSES AND THEREFOR NEED THE APPROVAL. THERE ARE TWO WAYS TO ENTER THE SYSTEM:
http://sbc.edu/alumnae-development/geographic-clubs-and-events/ http://sbc.edu/alumnae-development/fundraising-for-sweet-briar/
IF YOU HAVE ANY FURTHER QUESTION PLEASE CONTACT DONNA DODD WHO IS THE CONTACT FOR ALL FUNDRAISERS DDODD@SBC.EDU

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IF YOU LIKE TO TAKE PART IN THE ‘ADOPT A FRESHMAN’ PROGRAM, PLEASE GO TO THE ‘SUBMITTED BY MEMBERS OF THE SWEET BRIAR COMMUNITY‘ SECTION FOR INFORMATION SUBMITTED BY LYDIA FLECK

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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

Obituary – 1945 alumna who endowed Wyllie Engineering Program has died
http://sbc.edu/news/1945-alumna-who-endowed-wyllie-engineering-program-has-died/


Sweet Briar College increasing security after receiving threatening email
http://wset.com/news/local/sweet-briar-college-increasing-security-after-receiving-threatening-emails


Amherst authorities investigating after Sweet Briar employee receives email threat
http://www.newsadvance.com/news/local/amherst-authorities-investigating-after-sweet-briar-employee-receives-email-threat/article_0cd7009e-6ee5-11e6-b6d6-039577866e3a.html


Sweet Briar College also received threatening email on Monday
http://wsls.com/2016/08/30/sweet-briar-college-also-received-threatening-email-monday/


Sweet Briar’s first – ever Explore Environmental Science Weekend to give high school girls hands-on experience
http://sbc.edu/news/sweet-briars-first-ever-explore-environmental-science-weekend-to-give-high-school-girls-hands-on-experience/


Sweet Briar grad Nene Jones ’16 takes home three NCAA awards
http://sbc.edu/news/sweet-briar-grad-nene-jones-16-takes-home-three-ncaa-awards/


Virginia’s newest university, Mary Baldwin, is also one of its oldest [mentions Sweet Briar]
http://www.roanoke.com/opinion/editorials/editorial-virginia-s-newest-university-mary-baldwin-is-also-one/article_abee2699-5be6-5354-aaac-e6b32031bb58.html


Seay, a 1983 alumna is in the running for a Hollywood Music in Media Award
http://sbc.edu/news/seay-a-1983-alumna-is-in-the-running-for-a-hollywood-music-in-media-award/


Sweet Briar board member CeCelia Valentine ’95 joins NACDL board of directors
http://sbc.edu/news/sweet-briar-board-member-cecelia-valentine-95-joins-nacdl-board-of-directors/


Gallery exhibition illustrates patterns in art – and in life
http://sbc.edu/news/gallery-exhibition-illustrates-patterns-in-art-and-life/


Masters programs rebound at Sweet Briar
http://www.richmond.com/news/article_d7ebc9a9-a16c-50ab-a233-458825c18f19.html
and
http://www.heraldcourier.com/news/master-s-programs-rebound-at-sweet-briar/article_40d6abd2-b834-5c90-88ba-1e91722795e0.html
and
http://www.newsadvance.com/news/local/master-s-programs-rebound-at-sweet-briar/article_2d38fee4-a6c1-55a9-8905-2ddb32e73fac.html


Women’s soccer routs Sweet Briar
http://athletics.svu.edu/sports/wsoc/2016-17/releases/20160901yexkxk


Team USA at international riding competition has a decidedly pink and green hue
http://sbc.edu/news/team-usa-at-international-riding-competition-has-a-decidedly-pink-and-green-hue/


10 Questions: Lawyer Phillip Stone helps revive Southern institution
http://www.abajournal.com/magazine/article/10_questions_phillip_stone_sweet_briar_college/


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
If you are interested in adopting a Sweet Briar students please sign up using the following form
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdVkxgV0i_7qsDZT8lZxjHnPDGpovYJ_NqnLl2LhXOawl4mCw/viewform?c=0&w=1


Posted on Facebook by Kyle DuVall Blondé
Did you know there was a woman nicknamed the “human computer” whose job it was to double check the computer calculations for NASA? Katherine Johnson. She worked on John Glenn’s first orbit and the Apollo missions and a movie is being made about her extraordinary life. Annie Leibovitz just did her portrait for Vanity Fair.
Katherine Johnson, the NASA mathematician who advanced human rights with a slide rule and pencil
http://www.vanityfair.com/culture/2016/08/katherine-johnson-the-nasa-mathematician-who-advanced-human-rights


Posted by Sweet Briar Riding on Facebook
Exciting news – Holla! Holla! to Makayla Benjamin ’18 and Courtney Barry ’18
Makayla Benjamin ’18 and Courtney Barry ’18 have safely landed in Cork, Ireland. Makayla will be competing at AIEC-SNRC on Team USA along with Chris Johnson (Purdue University) and Sarah Pollock (Cal Poly Pomona Alumni). Courtney Barry ’18 is going along to volunteer at the competition. The Dressage phase will start the competition tomorrow morning. Riders will then move onto the Jumping phase on Saturday. The finals for both phases will take place on Sunday. We want to wish Team USA and our Vixens good luck and hope they enjoy Ireland!

and
The vixens are enjoying Ireland so far! This morning the group was surprised to learn that a Team USA member would no longer be able to compete, luckily Courtney Barry ’18 had packed her show clothes just in case! Makayla Benjamin and Courtney Barry started the AIEC-SNRC competition today with the Dressage phase. Courtney is the only USA Team member to be moving onto the final Dressage phase which will take place on Sunday. We wish them good luck tomorrow in the jumping phase! #smartgirlscanride #RideIHSA

Posted by Sweet Briar Now and Forever on Facebook
Sweet Briar continues conversations and collaborations via great meetings with Google and Facebook! The team visiting from Sweet Briar included Hank Yochum, Engineering Professor and Director of the Engineering Program, Steve Wassell, Computer Science Professor and Director of the Computer Science Program, President Phil Stone, and Mary Pope M. Hutson ’83, Vice President of Alumnae Relations and Development.




Posted by Mary Ames Booker on Facebook
Georgetown University to give slave descendants priority in admission
http://www.cbsnews.com/news/georgetown-to-give-slave-descendants-priority-in-admission/


Posted on Facebook by Amy Leigh Campbell
Business Insider – UVA best public college in the US
http://www.newsplex.com/content/news/Business-Insider-UVA-best-public-college-in-US-392057561.html

Do you know someone whom you might consider nominating for the SBC Outstanding Alumna Award?
This award may be given to graduate alumnae who have been out of college for at least 15 years in recognition of their outstanding service to Sweet Briar in a volunteer capacity. Nominations are invited from any member of the Sweet Briar family: alumnae, faculty, staff, students and the Sweet Briar College Board of Directors. Submit your nomination online at http://sbc.edu/alumnae-development/awards-nomination/ or through the alumnae relations and development office. If you’re on a mobile device, please choose “Desktop” view to complete the form.
Nominations are due by September 10, 2016 at 5:00pm EST
Below are past recipients of this prestigious award:
Year1
year1b
And here are the recipients for the
Sweet Briar College Distinguished Alumna
The Distinguished Alumna Award was established in 1988 to honor alumnae who have brought distinction to themselves and to Sweet Briar College through outstanding accomplishment in a volunteer or professional capacity. Nominations are invited from any member of the Sweet Briar family: alumnae, faculty, staff, students and the Sweet Briar College Board of Directors.
year2a
year2b


If you’re planning to attend Founders’ Day on September 23rd, grab your tray and lunch with students at our SBC Career Services get-together. It’s a great opportunity to meet students and provide helpful career advice. Everyone welcome! RSVP here.
http://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090d4ba5a62b0-sbccareer


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

LA100 book helps freshman find meaning through suffering
http://www.theasburycollegian.com/2016/08/la100-book-helps-freshman-find-meaning-through-suffering/


UVA encouraging arts program through new initiative
http://www.nbc29.com/story/32856028/uva-encouraging-arts-program-through-new-initiative


5 reasons to attend a liberal arts college
https://www.studyinternational.com/news/5-reasons-to-attend-a-liberal-arts-college


Liberal arts colleges give students an advantage
http://www.thebakerorange.com/news/2016/aug/29/advantages-liberal-arts/


Revelling in the moment
http://www.heraldcourier.com/news/revelling-in-the-moment/article_8339becd-0ebb-5080-95a5-865dd1feb8f8.html


Why Liberal Arts?
http://www.thecitizen.in/index.php/OldNewsPage/?Id=8598&Why/Liberal/Arts/


Second chance? This baby boomer would redo college
http://www.chicagonow.com/gifted-matters/2016/08/second-chance-this-baby-boomer-would-redo-college/


Core curriculum changes to encourage liberal arts
http://acuoptimist.com/2016/09/core-curriculum-changes-encourage-liberal-arts/


Meet the parents who won’t let their children study literature
https://www.washingtonpost.com/posteverything/wp/2016/09/02/meet-the-parents-who-wont-let-their-children-study-literature/?utm_term=.35018a956d5a


Lunch with a leader – Jim Wohlpart
http://wcfcourier.com/news/opinion/editorial/lunch-with-a-leader-jim-wohlpart/article_b1ba999f-a5a9-5c53-8a0d-da572598d062.html


Public higher education in America is facing an existential emergency
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/so-that-happened-starving-the-beast_us_57c895dde4b078581f123594


A place for liberal arts in higher education
http://www.tribuneindia.com/news/comment/a-place-for-liberal-arts-in-higher-education/289378.html

STEM

Addressing the STEM crisis through career development
http://news.psu.edu/story/423836/2016/09/02/research/addressing-stem-crisis-through-career-development

 

WOMEN IN STEM

Canvas network reveals series of open courses focusing on engaging girls in STEM fields
http://finance.yahoo.com/news/canvas-network-reveals-series-open-152200981.html


New Zealand – Julia O’Toole of LookiiMedia – Mixing technology and altruism
http://www.cio.co.nz/article/605782/julia-o-toole-lookiimedia-mixing-technology-altruism/


The head of BHP Billiton’s Olympic Dam’s operations says we must challenge female stereotypes to get women into maths and science
http://www.adelaidenow.com.au/business/head-of-bhp-billitons-olympic-dams-operations-says-we-must-challenge-female-stereotypes-to-get-women-into-maths-and-science/news-story/f25aafc729974531b1af92cf51efd6e9


Canvas Network reveals series of open courses focusing on engaging girls in STEM fields
http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/canvas-network-reveals-series-of-open-courses-focusing-on-engaging-girls-in-stem-fields-300319318.html


Entrepreneur’s active wear collection designed to promote health and women in STEM
http://girltalkhq.com/entrepreneurs-activewear-collection-designed-to-promote-health-and-women-in-stem/


Open courses focus on engaging girls in STEM fields
https://thejournal.com/articles/2016/08/29/open-courses-focus-on-engaging-girls-in-stem-fields.aspx


Gender diversity among URI’s STEM faculty continues rise
https://today.uri.edu/news/gender-diversity-among-uris-stem-faculty-continues-rise/


This Neil deGrasse Tyson parody Twitter account magnificently took down a sexist tweet about women in STEM
http://www.bustle.com/articles/181451-this-neil-degrasse-tyson-parody-twitter-account-magnificently-took-down-a-sexist-tweet-about-women-in


WISE helps empower women
http://www.iowastatedaily.com/news/student_life/article_7de4b480-6ef3-11e6-bcdd-73d35fae27dc.html


A pioneer in STEM education for girls
http://www.pe.com/articles/science-811992-students-math.html


Base 11 and STEMconnector join forces to close America’s talent gap in STEM
http://www.digitaljournal.com/pr/3055594


Driven by STEM opportunities more women enrolling in MSU engineering
http://www.fox47news.com/we-are-spartans/driven-by-stem-opportunities-more-women-enrolling-in-msu-engineering


Creating women leaders in STEM fields
http://www.iol.co.za/scitech/science/news/creating-women-leaders-in-stem-fields-2063111


Women in STEM – Dartmouth vs Yale
http://yaledailynews.com/blog/2016/09/01/women-in-stem-dartmouth-vs-yale/


The future of STEM
http://www.fltimes.com/health/the-future-is-stem/article_696989a2-1c20-58e2-9d1f-8f434723aa7c.html


Boost in E-commerce sale for back-to-school season; women working in STEM need more incentives
https://www.exchangewire.com/blog/2016/09/01/boost-ecommerce-sales-back-school-season-women-working-stem-need-incentives/


Women scientists from URI to lead 3 expeditions to Antarctica
http://www.providencejournal.com/news/20160901/women-scientists-from-uri-to-lead-3-expeditions-to-antarctica


STEM has a girls problem – Gender bias remains issue for girls pursuing science careers
http://www.buckscountycouriertimes.com/reality/stem-has-a-girl-problem-gender-bias-remains-issue-for/article_4deb063a-6eda-11e6-a158-8f07a9d7611e.html
and
http://www.theintell.com/reality/stem-has-a-girl-problem-gender-bias-remains-issue-for/article_026637d3-6f2f-51e7-b4c1-25da0ba0a318.html


Putting the M in STEM – Career opportunities for women in mathematics
http://www.wearethecity.com/putting-m-stem-career-opportunities-women-mathematics/


Women of inspiration – See who our top women business owners look to for inspirations (slide show)
http://www.bizjournals.com/albuquerque/news/2016/09/02/women-of-inspiration-see-who-our-top-women.html


A surprising reason why college women aren’t going into STEM
http://www.marketwatch.com/story/a-surprising-reason-why-college-women-arent-going-into-stem-2016-09-02


UK – A level results are more bad news for diversity in STEM
http://www.information-age.com/it-management/skills-training-and-leadership/123461969/level-results-are-more-bad-news-diversity-stem


Textiles help teach STEM concepts
https://www.uml.edu/News/stories/2016/LowellTex.aspx


American Association of University Women to host STEM fundraiser
http://www.rrstar.com/news/20160902/american-association-of-university-women-to-host-stem-fundraiser

STEAM

STEAM – The new Eye in Education
http://bulawayo24.com/index-id-opinion-sc-columnist-byo-95236.html


A hero for the arts and science – Upcoming Marvel covers promote STEAM fields
http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2016/08/28/491394226/a-hero-for-the-arts-and-sciences-upcoming-marvel-covers-promote-steam-fields
and
https://www.studyinternational.com/news/marvel-steam-covers


SIUE to introduce youngster to STEAM
http://www.theintelligencer.com/local_news/article_fe0777c2-6ed2-11e6-b74f-974172c194c4.html


NSS/NASA Ames Space Settlement Contest open to all students – learn, collaborate, explore!
http://www.mmdnewswire.com/nasa-ames-space-settlement-contest-131851.html


Robotic member finds passion in engineering
http://www.yorkdispatch.com/story/news/education/2016/08/29/robotics-member-finds-passion-engineering/89534990/


Ethiopia – Inaugural “TeachHer” master class launched
http://www.geeskaafrika.com/23898/inaugural-teachher-master-class-launched-in-ethiopia/


Edible enriching educational exercises
http://www.daltondailycitizen.com/news/lifestyles/edible-enriching-educational-exercises/article_09c230e5-2311-5aed-99d8-c20fb3c898b8.html


15 fun & easy STEAM 3D printing lesson plans from MakerBot’s Thingiverse
http://www.3ders.org/articles/20160902-15-3d-printing-lesson-plans-from-makerbots-thingiverse.html

WOMEN’S COLLEGE

Where Hillary called home – Wellesley’s 2020 class on its most famous alumnus [alumna]
https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2016/sep/02/hillary-clinton-wellesley-college-freshmen-women

 

STUDENT RECRUITMENT

Colleges welcome fresh faces
http://citizensvoice.com/news/colleges-welcome-fresh-faces-1.2083904


Border states recruiting Illinois’ students
http://rockrivertimes.com/2016/08/28/border-states-recruiting-illinois-students/


Fewer students are enrolled in Louisiana colleges
http://www.theadvertiser.com/story/news/local/education/2016/08/30/fewer-students-enrolled-louisiana-colleges/88226268/
and
http://www.wwltv.com/news/local/fewer-students-are-enrolled-in-louisiana-colleges/311795751


This for-profit college is no longer enrolling new students
http://fortune.com/2016/08/30/itt-technical-institute-students-loans/
and
http://www.greenvilleonline.com/story/news/education/2016/08/30/itt-technical-college-stops-enrollment-greenville/89575520/
and
http://www.daytondailynews.com/news/news/itt-stops-enrolling-students-at-ohio-locations/nsPJD/


The latest – Lawyer calls student visa scam charges ‘bogus’
http://www.foxnews.com/us/2016/08/30/latest-lawyer-calls-student-visa-scam-charges-bogus.html


State should help students abused by for-profit colleges
http://www.sacbee.com/opinion/op-ed/soapbox/article99114927.html


Our view – Student success day lives up to its name
http://www.postbulletin.com/opinion/our_view/our-view-student-success-day-lives-up-to-its-name/article_18fa814e-a168-5c8f-ab52-2326f8324bdd.html

COLLEGE SUSTAINABILITY AND AGRICULTURE

Oneonta, Cobleskill colleges praised for green-energy measures
http://www.thedailystar.com/news/local_news/oneonta-cobleskill-colleges-praised-for-green-energy-measures/article_8dabce57-2042-5e64-ab39-6a8520be04fa.html


North Central College joins billion dollar green challenge
http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/naperville-sun/ct-nvs-north-central-green-challenge-st-0902-20160901-story.html


NCA&T wins $1.12M grant for urban, sustainable ag ressearch
http://wraltechwire.com/nca-t-wins-1-12m-grant-for-urban-sustainable-ag-research/15972708/
and
http://www.powderbulksolids.com/news/USDA-Announces-18-9M-to-Improve-College-Research-Facilities-08-30-2016


USDA announces $18.9M to improve college research facilities
http://www.powderbulksolids.com/news/USDA-Announces-18-9M-to-Improve-College-Research-Facilities-08-30-2016

COLLEGE FINANCES, GRANTS, ETC.

UH Maui College awarded $3.7 million in federal grants
http://mauitime.com/news/education-news/university-of-hawaii-maui-college-awarded-two-major-federal-grants/


College group sues US, saying it’s target of political agenda
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/08/31/business/college-group-sues-us-saying-its-target-of-political-agenda.html?_r=0


3 Michigan tribal colleges receive grant for improvements
http://www.wilx.com/content/news/3-Michigan-tribal-colleges-receive-grants-for-improvements-391816601.html


Loyola – Finally Funded
http://www.loyolaphoenix.com/2016/08/finally-funded/


NAAC threat looms over instts
http://www.punemirror.in/pune/civic/NAAC-threat-looms-over-instts/articleshow/53951336.cms


For-profit college banned from accepting students with federal aid
http://www.csmonitor.com/USA/Education/2016/0828/For-profit-college-banned-from-accepting-students-with-federal-aid


State should help students abused by for-profit colleges
http://www.sacbee.com/opinion/op-ed/soapbox/article99114927.html


Maryland liberal arts college creates a scholarship that rewards parents who save
http://www.the-journal.com/article/20160829/AP/308299811/Maryland-liberal-arts-college-creates-a-scholarship-that-rewards-parents-who-save


Diversity scholarship established
https://www.concordiacollege.edu/news-media/detail/diversity-scholarship-established/


Purdue’s income sharing agreement solution to the student debt crisis
http://www.forbes.com/sites/jonhartley/2016/08/30/purdues-income-sharing-agreement-solution-to-the-student-debt-crisis/#389acc484837


Q&A Will colleges support debt-free higher education?
http://prospect.org/article/qa-will-colleges-support-debt-free-higher-education


Public higher education in America is facing and existential emergency
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/so-that-happened-starving-the-beast_us_57c895dde4b078581f123594


Purdue to dedicate $90 million academic residential college
http://www.purdueexponent.org/campus/article_2416b56e-707b-11e6-9314-97246ddf755a.html


Lone Star College uses grant to mentor at risk students
http://www.ourtribune.com/article.php?id=20786


WOMEN IN HIGHER EDUCATION

College attracts more female computer science majors
https://www.meritalk.com/articles/college-attracts-more-female-computer-science-majors/


Alessandro van den Brink – Animal House
http://www.thedp.com/article/2016/08/alessandro-van-den-brink-animal-house


Faust again calls for social groups to accept women
http://www.thecrimson.com/article/2016/8/29/faust-atlantic-video/


Looking inside Anaclastic
http://thecowl.com/arts-entertainment/a-look-inside-anaclastic


Emphasizing the importance of sisterhood
http://www.purdueexponent.org/features/article_a3dea6e0-49f8-5206-9840-884cb0375f67.html


‘Women Soar You Soar’ camp eager to improve diversity
https://www.runwaygirlnetwork.com/2016/08/27/women-soar-you-soar-camp-eager-to-improve-diversity/


U.A.E. – What Emirati men can learn from Emirati women
http://gulftoday.ae/portal/ccccd687-8ee0-43cc-9290-dddab8a9161c.aspx


Dubai – Hire women on boards and be more profitable
http://gulfnews.com/business/sectors/features/hire-women-on-boards-and-be-more-profitable-1.1887165


Societal changes needed for gender equality in Italy
http://www.worldpoliticsreview.com/trend-lines/19758/societal-changes-needed-for-gender-equality-in-italy


UK – Universities turn a blind eye to sex harassment – claim
http://www.universityworldnews.com/article.php?story=20160830093534124


Campus diversity improving, but remains work in progress
http://www.educationdive.com/news/campus-diversity-improving-but-remains-work-in-progress/424991/


Gender bias in academic conference ratings revealed
https://www.timeshighereducation.com/news/gender-bias-academic-conference-ratings-revealed


P.E.O. sisterhood- Women helping women reach for the stars
http://www.timesnews.net/Community/2016/09/01/P-E-O-Sisterhood-Women-helping-women-reach-for-the-stars


CLC president among 5 new women at helm
http://www.brainerddispatch.com/news/4106548-clc-president-among-5-new-women-helm


Women officeholders find making change slow
http://www.timesunion.com/living/article/Women-officeholders-find-making-change-slow-9199082.php


Women in politics – College edition – University of Florida
http://www.msnbc.com/msnbc/women-politics-college-edition-university-florida


Women business owners make strides in closing gender gap in Nevada
http://www.reviewjournal.com/business/women-business-owners-make-strides-closing-gender-gap-nevada


Women represent only 4.2% CEO’s in Fortune 500 companies, the women in enterprise summit will discuss gender equality in Boston on October 25 & 26
http://www.prweb.com/releases/2016/09/prweb13648838.htm


In Brooklyn, stifling higher learning among Hasidic women
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/09/04/nyregion/in-brooklyn-stifling-higher-learning-among-hasidic-women.html?_r=0


India – Scholarly women rule the roost
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/goa/Scholarly-women-rule-the-roost/articleshow/53987307.cms


Korea – Good qualifications no guarantee for Korean women’s social advance
http://www.koreatimes.co.kr/www/news/nation/2016/09/116_213369.html

OTHER

What ya gonna call?  All female “Ghostbusters” getting a name change
http://kticradio.com/abc_entertai/what-ya-gonna-call-allfemale-ghostbusters-getting-a-name-change-abcid35764503/


UB curriculum debuts with incoming students

http://www.buffalo.edu/ubnow/stories/2016/08/ub-curriculum-launch.html


Berea college ranked No.1 in nation among liberal arts schools by Washington Monthly
http://www.lanereport.com/67124/2016/08/berea-college-ranked-no-1-in-nation-among-liberal-arts-schools-by-washington-monthly/


8 essentials for living with your first college roommate
https://www.obu.edu/blog/8-essentials-living-first-college-roommate/


College Achieve expands with North Plainfield’s first charter school
http://www.mycentraljersey.com/story/news/education/in-our-schools/2016/08/28/college-achieve-expands-north-plainfields-first-charter-school/88912762/


Cornell University welcomes 12 year old freshman.
http://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/cornell-university-welcomes-12-year-college-freshman-41815555

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

 

Vixen Watch for September 3, 2016