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.
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.
YOU CAN FIND MORE INFORMATION ON HOW YOU CAN
HELP WITH THE RESURFACING OF THE TENNIS COURTS IN THE ‘ALUMNAE ALLIANCE’ SECTION.
STREAMATHON IS COMING BACK – MORE INFO IN “SUBMITTED BY MEMBERS OF THE SWEET BRIAR FAMILY”.
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SWEET BRIAR NEWS
US News & World Report ranks Sweet Briar College #140
Sweet Briar College welcomes record number of honor students
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
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
“Saving Sweet Briar …. in Perpetuity,” by Kim Cool’62.
Posted on Facebook by Elizabeth ‘Lele’ Frenzel Casalini
Three more standouts – New landmark libaries 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
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.
Submitted by Deirdre Conley
Produced in 1937 by Martha Clarke
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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TO MAKE A GIFT NOW, VISIT SBC.EDU/GIFT.
Humanities under attack
Wells Fargo ad campaign errs by undervaluing arts
Good news liberal arts majors – Your peers probably won’t outearn you forever
Quick refresher – Here are Mellon’s goals for liberal arts education
SCI-ARC launches liberal arts curriculum for its bachelor of architecture program
U.S. News recognizes Cornell as a top 100 liberal arts college
Western Massachusetts college tops U.S. News & World Report list of Best Liberal Arts Colleges
Penn State to expand arts and humanities initiatives
Humanities provide the framework for knowledge
Humanities degrees have employment value, too
Your view – Liberal Arts degrees prepare practical students
St. Kitt – Quinlan underscores important of STEM education
Back to school bus tour highlights importance of connecting America’s classrooms to the future and supporting STEM teacher leadership and education
HOSC camps keep learning alive during fall break
YouTube science star – The importance of STEM education
WOMEN IN STEM
Fewer girls opting for maths, tech a worry – Melinda Gates
MSU grad, now 3M engineer, blinding them with science
Study finds STEM workers more likely to find jobs in denser STEM labor markets
STEM grants from National Science Foundation aim at minority engineers
The gender pay gap actually is because of discrimination, according to yet another study
CSU works to close gender gap in engineering department
To succeed in tech women need more visibility
The US attracts more international female STEM students
STEM women tell their story
Fact sheet – New progress and momentum in support President Obama’s ‘Computer Science for All’ initiative
The nearly forgotten story of the black women who helped land a man on the moon
Young Women’s Leadership Academy opens its doors
Study shows unexpected path for women to major in science
Chelsea Clinton – Education key to engaging more women in entrepreneurship
UIC hoping to boost STEM inclusion through new grant program
Media lab conference addresses gender bias, diversity, and inclusion in STEM
Number of women in STEM increases at MSU
Largest multi-disciplinary organization for women in STEM opens West Michigan chapter
Column – Ladies need STEM mentors
Letter – Arts education important part of curriculum
Tallahassee Science Festival promotes youth education, involvement
STEAM and the educational growth of children in 2016
How classrooms are changing to better teach ‘STEAM’ subjects
NowNS – Students should consider coding for the future
What may be behind the 49ner’s $1 Million donation
The story behind the unsung woman who transformed fashion photography
Women’s colleges must accommodate, value trans women
Durbin urges community colleges to help ITT Tech students
Global strategist joins E.Gordon Gee at West Virginia U
Bishop State holds special enrollment meeting for ITT Tech students
Why colleges in Appalachia are recruiting Latinos
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
State board launches year 2 of direct admissions and next steps Idaho 2.0
Parents must be careful when choosing schools overseas
COLLEGE EQUESTRIAN PROGRAMS
Albion College opening new equestrian center arena
Team building takes on new meaning for TCU equestrian
COLLEGE SUSTAINABILITY AND AGRICULTURE
Unity College’s new leader sees a sustainable world without end
Green Mountain College’s national sustainability recognition
Mark van Horn, UC Davis student farm director
One college turns its football field into a farm and sees its students transform
The 10 best colleges for Eco-conscious students
Q&A – New IC sustainability director discusses future goals
College farms a new model for sustainable, local foods
Students encourage composting
New college for sustainability proposed
COLLEGE FINANCES, GRANTS, ETC.
Data shows small two year colleges are a real bargain
Wallace-Sparks Campus awarded grant for Talent Search Project
Lincoln College receiving $2.2 million grant
High Schoolers can now earn scholarship money by caring for family members
$40 Million gift to arts & sciences kicks off variety of curricular initiatives
DAVIS-MARKS: Stamped schedules
What college students need to know about FAFSA changes
Inmates get a second chance at federal grants for higher ed under experimental program
USF professors receive $1.9 million in grants
WOMEN IN HIGHER EDUCATION
Ireland – Universities ‘more efficient’ with higher number of women
India – More women complete post-graduation than men – census
Empowering women through access to education
Women who build summit aims to boost Utah women
The big difference between women and men’s earnings after college
Baylor panel highlights ‘Boundary Breaking Women’
7 female Duke Deans share leadership insights
The gender pay gap is the highest for students from elite colleges
RIT receives higher education excellence in diversity award from ‘Insight into Diversity’ magazine
Las Vegas higher education scene puts a Sin City spin on feminism
The US has one of the worst gender pay gaps among the world’s wealthy countries
The face of colleges and universities today
Can China become the world’s education leader?
Institutional landscapes – U.S. colleges compete in beauty contest
International students struggling to stay in Canada
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′
Please Join RVA SBC Alumnae Club as we welcome Dr Lynn Rainville, Reserach Professor and Director of the Tusculum Institute, to Richmond to hear her speak on “Sweet Briar Founders: What’s Past is Prologue.” Registration begins at 11:30am. The program will last from 12-1pm.
Lunch Cost: $20 (includes lunch and program)
We will be selling Dr Rainville’s book, “Sweet Briar College” for $25! You’ll be able to pick it up and get it autographed at the lunch. Reserve your copy today!
*If you are unable to attend the lunch but would still like an autograph, please let us know and we will get an autographed copy to you.
You can use the links below to PayPal funds for Lunch and Book, or mail checks to 8602 Lonepine Rd, Henrico VA 23294. Please RVSP by emailing email@example.com
Order Book by: Wednesday, September 21st:
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RSVP for Lunch Spot by: Monday, October 17th:
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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