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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SWEET BRIAR NEWS
Obituary – 1945 alumna who endowed Wyllie Engineering Program has died
Sweet Briar College increasing security after receiving threatening email
Amherst authorities investigating after Sweet Briar employee receives email threat
Sweet Briar College also received threatening email on Monday
Sweet Briar’s 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
Virginia’s newest university, Mary Baldwin, is also one of its oldest [mentions Sweet Briar]
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
Gallery exhibition illustrates patterns in art – and in life
Masters programs rebound at Sweet Briar
Women’s soccer routs Sweet Briar
Team USA at international riding competition has a decidedly pink and green hue
10 Questions: Lawyer Phillip Stone helps revive Southern institution
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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
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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!
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
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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
Posted on Facebook by Amy Leigh Campbell
Business Insider – UVA best public college in the US
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:
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.
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.
AN IMPORTANT MESSAGE FROM THE ALUMNAE ALLIANCE
Critical need at Sweet Briar! We need your help!
The tennis courts at Sweet Briar were last resurfaced 12 years ago, but best practices among collegiate facilities call for resurfacing every 7 to 9 years. Maintenance was limited to patching any problem spots, but patching is not proper maintenance for the long term. As a result, water has penetrated many of the courts as far below the surface as 12 inches. This has caused foundational cracks, surface cracks, dead spots, and separation between the topcoat and the foundational layers of the courts. The courts now have to be rebuilt.
Rebuilding the tennis courts is a critical need for Sweet Briar not only for ODAC intercollegiate play but for rebuilding auxiliary revenue through camps and clinics in the off-season. Sweet Briar hosted a condensed version of Dennis van Der Meer’s adult tennis camp this summer; however, any expansion of the camps is in jeopardy due to the condition of the courts. The total sum needed for this project is $275,000. We have already received a $50,000 challenge gift from an anonymous donor to complete the rebuilding of the courts, and other donors have provided an additional $9,000 to date. Former tennis teammates are reaching out to each other to raise the remaining $216,000, but gifts are welcome from all of our Sweet Briar alumnae and friends. Work on the courts must begin before the winter months so that competitions and camps can resume in the spring; therefore, we must reach our goal by October 1, 2016. If the courts are not rebuilt in time for the spring season, our tennis team will have to hold its home matches at one of Amherst’s public schools.
If you have questions about this project or would like to make a gift of $10,000 or more, please contact Mary Pope M. Hutson ’83 at 434-381-6131. Click on the link for photos of the tennis courts in the latest Briar Wire.
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LA100 book helps freshman find meaning through suffering
UVA encouraging arts program through new initiative
5 reasons to attend a liberal arts college
Liberal arts colleges give students an advantage
Second chance? This baby boomer would redo college
Core curriculum changes to encourage liberal arts
Meet the parents who won’t let their children study literature
Lunch with a leader – Jim Wohlpart
Public higher education in America is facing an existential emergency
A place for liberal arts in higher education
Addressing the STEM crisis through career development
WOMEN IN STEM
Canvas network reveals series of open courses focusing on engaging girls in STEM fields
New Zealand – Julia O’Toole of LookiiMedia – Mixing technology and altruism
The head of BHP Billiton’s Olympic Dam’s operations says we must challenge female stereotypes to get women into maths and science
Canvas Network reveals series of open courses focusing on engaging girls in STEM fields
Entrepreneur’s active wear collection designed to promote health and women in STEM
Open courses focus on engaging girls in STEM fields
Gender diversity among URI’s STEM faculty continues rise
This Neil deGrasse Tyson parody Twitter account magnificently took down a sexist tweet about women in STEM
WISE helps empower women
A pioneer in STEM education for girls
Base 11 and STEMconnector join forces to close America’s talent gap in STEM
Driven by STEM opportunities more women enrolling in MSU engineering
Creating women leaders in STEM fields
Women in STEM – Dartmouth vs Yale
Boost in E-commerce sale for back-to-school season; women working in STEM need more incentives
Women scientists from URI to lead 3 expeditions to Antarctica
STEM has a girls problem – Gender bias remains issue for girls pursuing science careers
Putting the M in STEM – Career opportunities for women in mathematics
Women of inspiration – See who our top women business owners look to for inspirations (slide show)
A surprising reason why college women aren’t going into STEM
UK – A level results are more bad news for diversity in STEM
Textiles help teach STEM concepts
American Association of University Women to host STEM fundraiser
STEAM – The new Eye in Education
A hero for the arts and science – Upcoming Marvel covers promote STEAM fields
SIUE to introduce youngster to STEAM
NSS/NASA Ames Space Settlement Contest open to all students – learn, collaborate, explore!
Robotic member finds passion in engineering
Ethiopia – Inaugural “TeachHer” master class launched
Edible enriching educational exercises
15 fun & easy STEAM 3D printing lesson plans from MakerBot’s Thingiverse
Where Hillary called home – Wellesley’s 2020 class on its most famous alumnus [alumna]
Colleges welcome fresh faces
Border states recruiting Illinois’ students
Fewer students are enrolled in Louisiana colleges
This for-profit college is no longer enrolling new students
The latest – Lawyer calls student visa scam charges ‘bogus’
State should help students abused by for-profit colleges
Our view – Student success day lives up to its name
COLLEGE SUSTAINABILITY AND AGRICULTURE
Oneonta, Cobleskill colleges praised for green-energy measures
North Central College joins billion dollar green challenge
NCA&T wins $1.12M grant for urban, sustainable ag ressearch
USDA announces $18.9M to improve college research facilities
COLLEGE FINANCES, GRANTS, ETC.
UH Maui College awarded $3.7 million in federal grants
College group sues US, saying it’s target of political agenda
3 Michigan tribal colleges receive grant for improvements
Loyola – Finally Funded
NAAC threat looms over instts
For-profit college banned from accepting students with federal aid
State should help students abused by for-profit colleges
Maryland liberal arts college creates a scholarship that rewards parents who save
Diversity scholarship established
Purdue’s income sharing agreement solution to the student debt crisis
Q&A Will colleges support debt-free higher education?
Public higher education in America is facing and existential emergency
Purdue to dedicate $90 million academic residential college
Lone Star College uses grant to mentor at risk students
WOMEN IN HIGHER EDUCATION
College attracts more female computer science majors
Alessandro van den Brink – Animal House
Faust again calls for social groups to accept women
Looking inside Anaclastic
Emphasizing the importance of sisterhood
‘Women Soar You Soar’ camp eager to improve diversity
U.A.E. – What Emirati men can learn from Emirati women
Dubai – Hire women on boards and be more profitable
Societal changes needed for gender equality in Italy
UK – Universities turn a blind eye to sex harassment – claim
Campus diversity improving, but remains work in progress
Gender bias in academic conference ratings revealed
P.E.O. sisterhood- Women helping women reach for the stars
CLC president among 5 new women at helm
Women officeholders find making change slow
Women in politics – College edition – University of Florida
Women business owners make strides in closing gender gap in 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
In Brooklyn, stifling higher learning among Hasidic women
India – Scholarly women rule the roost
Korea – Good qualifications no guarantee for Korean women’s social advance
What ya gonna call? All female “Ghostbusters” getting a name change
UB curriculum debuts with incoming students
Berea college ranked No.1 in nation among liberal arts schools by Washington Monthly
8 essentials for living with your first college roommate
College Achieve expands with North Plainfield’s first charter school
Cornell University welcomes 12 year old freshman.
Please Join RVA SBC Alumnae Club as we welcome Dr Lynn Rainville, Reserach Professor and Director of the Tusculum Institute, to Richmond to hear her speak on “Sweet Briar Founders: What’s Past is Prologue.” Registration begins at 11:30am. The program will last from 12-1pm.
Lunch Cost: $20 (includes lunch and program)
We will be selling Dr Rainville’s book, “Sweet Briar College” for $25! You’ll be able to pick it up and get it autographed at the lunch. Reserve your copy today!
*If you are unable to attend the lunch but would still like an autograph, please let us know and we will get an autographed copy to you.
You can use the links below to PayPal funds for Lunch and Book, or mail checks to 8602 Lonepine Rd, Henrico VA 23294. Please RVSP by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Order Book by: Wednesday, September 21st:
(click link to order your copy)
RSVP for Lunch Spot by: Monday, October 17th:
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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