MARK YOUR CALENDAR AND START SAVING!
REUNION IS GOING TO BE JUNE 2 THROUGH 4 2017.
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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EVERY CLASS WILL PARTICIPATE.
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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SWEET BRIAR COLLEGE IS HIRING!
ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF ECONOMICS
ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE (two positions)
ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF GOVERNMENT
INSTRUCTOR IN RIDING
ACCOUNTANT – STUDENT ACCOUNTS
CAMPUS SAFETY OFFICER
DIRECTOR OF ADVANCEMENT SERVICES
DIRECTOR OF ALUMNAE RELATIONS (Alumna preferred)
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HUMAN RESOURCES SPECIALIST
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SWEET BRIAR NEWS
President Stone’s Fall 2016 Update – Our Path Forward
New email threats disturb regional campuses
BFA seniors present original dance, music, film and writing capstones
Washington and Lee’s ARDO CONSORT to kick off Gager community concert series
Sweet Briar exhibit focuses on former President Meta Glass
Founders’ Day weekend connects Sweet Briar traditions across the decades
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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
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
Posted on Facebook by Cindy Conroy
Liberal Arts still matter
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.
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:
|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!
DID YOU KNOW YOU CAN MAKE A MONTHLY GIFT TO SWEET BRIAR?THE COLLEGE CAN SET UP A RECURRING CREDIT CARD PAYMENT FOR YOU OR YOU CAN EVEN SET IT UP THROUGH YOUR BANK. CALL 1-800-381-6131 TO GET THE PROCESS STARTED!
TO MAKE A GIFT NOW, VISIT SBC.EDU/GIFT.
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Why switching to liberal arts was right for me
Liberal Arts, inflexible structures
Reminder – 20th anniversary of Liberal Arts designation
The importance of preserving and promoting languages – A liberal arts perspective
In a STEM loving world humanities still play a role
A new culture of cooperation in academia is emerging
Liberal arts colleges ‘best for teaching satisfaction’
The value of arts
Developing self-driving cars will be easy compared to scaling the seminar
Brian Bordainick talks about relationship between liberal arts and entrepreneurship
Science Center pilots program aimed at engaging high school students with STEM
Thailand – STEM hub seeks formula for better teaching, learning
STEM education doesn’t stem growth
More than an academic bent
Wissenschaft mach Spass – German scientists offer BPS students European look at STEM
Summit Technical Solutions, LLC celebrates 15th anniversary
Army recruiters swoop in to woo STEM students at Fort Mill High
Enrollment numbers slightly decline at ND colleges, universities
STEM education is vital – BUT NOT at the expense of humanities
Fear of a college educated barista
STEM improves edification for all
WOMEN IN STEM
Day in the life – Getting inspired by women in tech
On Ghostbusters and the way we see women in media
Q & A – Sherri Brown, Monsanto scientist
Women break barriers in engineering and computer science at some top colleges
Dear Congress – tomorrow’s STEM leaders need your support today
20 professional discussions Millennials should have with their mentors (Part 1)
Carnegie Mellon pushes for more women in engineering and computer science
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
Girls get hands – on STEM training at West Palm Beach event
Airtel MD – Women must claim place in ICT sector
Senate committee to markup NASA authorization, inspire women bills
Proportion of CMU women in undergrad engineering and computer science above national average
A new bill to stop rampant sexual abuse, harassment of women in STEM fields will be proposed this week
‘Cards Against Humanity’ reopens STEM scholarship for women
Whurley helps in ITU and UN women’s global mission for gender equality
UMASS – Lowell wins $3.5M grant for women in STEM
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
Zambia – First lady calls for transformation of education sector
UAFS events tries to drum up STEM interest among women
UM-Flint’s women of STEM – Bec Smith
Connecting girls and their dreams
Esty’s women’s entrepreneur act gets cleared for senate vote
Men in nursing face underrepresentation and stigma
Acadiana Symphony connects science, music
Interactive ArtPrize lab promotes STEAM education
STEAM dissolves information privilege barrier between tech and art
Crowdfunded kids toy teaches children to build and hack
Ford encourages students to explore STEAM fields, providing inspiration with girls’fast track races
Early childhood education conference focuses on technology
Column – Full of STEAM
What I learned from studying in a women’s college
New prez takes the helm at Mills
College recruiters suggest applying early – for school and financial aid
SIU chancellor optimistic about university’s future
ITT Tech students weigh tough choices, mostly on their own
ITT Tech students put focus on future
Enrollment drops at the College of DuPage
Public colleges see mixed results as fall enrollment numbers come in
Bethel looks at ways to improve enrollment after 2016 number dips
UNH must think it’s competing with Dartmouth in recruiting students
Municipality working to retain International students
COLLEGE SUSTAINABILITY AND AGRICULTURE
UofA fails to participate in program that ranks sustainability efforts
Farm to cafeteria table
Macomb Food Co-Op talks Farm to Table
Canada – New College Boreal agricultural technician program will train the next generation of farmers
UMass achieves gold standard for sustainability
COLLEGE FINANCES, GRANTS, ETC.
Colleges’ assessment of scholarships can set back students in need
Student debt is tied to lower grades among college students
Study – Students who get this type of financial aid do best in college
Colleges that claim to meet full financial need
For profit colleges – are you being ripped off?
WOMEN IN HIGHER EDUCATION
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Education as resistance
Israel – Israeli women better educated than men – but earn less
Turkey – Turkey among lowest in spending per students – OECD
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
America has always seen ambitious women as unhealthy
Canada – Wage gap between Canadian men and women narrows with education – OECD study
How the feminist rule on campus hurts men
Male students most hurt by ‘sophomore slump’
Local non-profit empowers women to pursue higher education
Gender equity in the workforce – a global issue
Hong Kong v-c: staff ‘shrugged shoulders’ on gender equity
U.N women, global universities take aim at campus sexual assault
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Editorial – Lawsuit highlights systematic problems in higher education
GM wants ‘Women in Business’
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Students reject move to standardize undergraduate course requirements
Divergent vision of success in higher ed
Please Join RVA SBC Alumnae Club as we welcome Dr Lynn Rainville, Reserach Professor and Director of the Tusculum Institute, to Richmond to hear her speak on “Sweet Briar Founders: What’s Past is Prologue.” Registration begins at 11:30am. The program will last from 12-1pm.
Lunch Cost: $20 (includes lunch and program)
We will be selling Dr Rainville’s book, “Sweet Briar College” for $25! You’ll be able to pick it up and get it autographed at the lunch. Reserve your copy today!
*If you are unable to attend the lunch but would still like an autograph, please let us know and we will get an autographed copy to you.
You can use the links below to PayPal funds for Lunch and Book, or mail checks to 8602 Lonepine Rd, Henrico VA 23294. Please RVSP by emailing email@example.com
Order Book by: Wednesday, September 21st:
(click link to order your copy)
RSVP for Lunch Spot by: Monday, October 17th:
(click link pay and reserve spot)