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.
YOU CAN FIND MORE INFORMATION ON HOW YOU CAN
HELP WITH THE RESURFACING OF THE TENNIS COURTS IN THE ‘ALUMNAE ALLIANCE’ SECTION.
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.
STREAMATHON IS COMING BACK – MORE INFO IN “SUBMITTED BY MEMBERS OF THE SWEET BRIAR FAMILY”.
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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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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SWEET BRIAR NEWS
When the impossible’s just another to-do item
Sweet Briar alumna’s 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
Sweet Briar to host environmental science weekend
Archway of books from couple’s library wedding on display at Sweet Briar
Sweet Briar professors Carrie and John Gregory Brown kick off Fall writers series
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
The coming era of consolidation among colleges and universities
Five academic resources you should know about
Two Sweet Briar grads make journal’s ‘Women Who Mean Business’ list
Saving Sweet Briar College, one coat of paint at a time
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 email@example.com.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO PRESIDENT STONE
FOR MORE SWEET BRIAR NEWS PLEASE VISIT http://sbc.edu/news/
SUBMITTED BY MEMBERS OF THE SWEET BRIAR FAMILY
“Saving Sweet Briar …. in Perpetuity,” by Kim Cool’62.
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′
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.
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:
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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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.
Marian University restructures academic programs for improved efficiency, more collaborative teaching and learning
Can the liberal arts produce world-class scientists? This campus donor thinks so
Liberal Arts launching new minor with human rights presentation
Why banks and politicians love shaming the arts
The grandeur life at a liberal arts institution
Joanna Waley -Cohen – Liberal arts renaissance in Asia
The Angle – Actor – Botanist edition
QU aiming for another $1.1 million fund drive
Parents won’t spend tuition on liberal arts
Learning how to think
6 Reasons you don’t need a technical degree to excel in tech
Liberal arts majors aren’t waste of time
Collaborative Liberal Arts Moodle Projecct (CLAMP) announces new steering committee members
UK president says performance funding model won’t diminish importance of liberal arts education
The liberal in liberal arts
4 important STEM education innovations
So much for the STEM shortage?
Early focus on STEM can help enthusiasm to bloom
WOMEN IN STEM
Learning from Muslim countries with many women engineers
Fetchfind CEO Jamie Migdal named to 1871’s WiSTEM Fall cohorts
Getting louder – Women in tech
In celebration of Labor Day, a look at women in the U.S. workforce
Learning to code helped me become a better CEO
Women make up just 10% of the cybersecurity workforce
UK – 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
Australia – Girls in Tech officially launches in Australia – “We want to inspire young women to reach for the stars”
Can single-sex public schools attract more girls into STEM?
Women leaders talk STEM involvement
STREAM into workplace diversity
40% of women engineering students earning degrees quit or never enter the field, MIT study finds
Research show 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
UK – Monster and Stemettes brings together 1,600 young women across the UK to inspire STEM
Gender gap in STEM is topic of lecture
Spirit AeroSystems’s Allison Wright wins national engineering award
Decreasing gender gap in STEM discipline
New COAS dean on general education, women in STEM, path to Embry – Riddle
Superheroes for Science – Marvel comic book covers promote STEAM fields
Otterbein innovation center brings together employers, students
Project MOST is best for future foodies
College of New Rochelle School of Arts & Science’s first coed class arrives
Kelly – In 20 years since Mary Ann Stevens took over College of St. Mary, her vision became a reality
Rowan College at Burlington County focusing on student retention
Cynthia Tucker – Capitalism and education are incompatible partners
International recruitment crucial to Binghamton men’s tennis program
COLLEGE SUSTAINABILITY AND AGRICULTURE
U of L named one of the greenest colleges in the country
Cortland honored in national “Cool Schools” ranking
Baylor receives third ‘Cool Schools’ designations for campus sustainability practices
ESF receives STARS gold rating for sustainability progress
Ariz., Kan. colleges win higher education climate leaders competition
COLLEGE FINANCES, GRANTS, ETC.
The key to finding the best college for you
How to use MONEY’S exclusive new college search tool
Iowa Lakes Community College receives $1.7 million grant to upgrade tech
ITT Technical Institute shuts down after government cut off new funding
Stronger regulation needed of for-profit colleges
$500K grant will help Pierce College continue to close achievement gaps
Occupational grant makes two-year degree affordable for LSC students
For-profit colleges have milked government, students for too long
What about the lies public colleges feed students to cover tuition tabs?
$1 M in grants for UND
WOMEN IN HIGHER EDUCATION
The value of education and being an entrepreneur
Oman – More Omani females and males in college this year
JoAnn Browing, dean of UTSA college and engineering, receives inspiring women in STEM award
Canada – Pay equity logic doesn’t add up
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
Labor Day – Women in the workforce
International – New Asia initiative targets women in leadership roles
Nepal – Higher education now more accessible for rural women
UK – LSE to give female academics pay rises to close gap with men
Safe spaces curb educational growth
New comedy major is nothing to laugh about
In the wake of ITT Tech’s shutdown, other institutions could be in trouble
Delco College not giving grades to incoming 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:
(click link pay and reserve spot)
VIXENS HELPING VIXENS
Temma Clark -Braverman
Hey everybody. My father died unexpectedly a week ago. A friend of my sister’s set up a gofund me for my mother for my dad’s final expenses etc. If you would be willing to donate or share or anything, I would really appreciate it. Thanks