Vixen Watch for October 29, 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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ONCE AGAIN A SWEET BRIAR VIXEN NEEDS YOUR HELP TO FUND A SUMMER MEDICAL INTERNSHIP IN AFRICA.  PLEASE CHECK THE “VIXENS HELPING VIXENS” SECTION AT THE BOTTOM. 

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A NEW EDITION OF THE BRIAR WIRE IS OUT.
IT INCLUDES AN ANNOUNCEMENT OF OUR FUNDRAISING EFFORTS AND ITS FOCUS FOR THE FISCAL YEAR, AN UPDATE FROM SWEET BRIAR COLLEGE ALUMNAE ALLIANCE AND HOW THE RECIPIENTS OF THE OUTSTANDING ALUMNA AWARD WERE ANNOUNCED.
CLICK ON THE LINK TO ACCESS THE BRIAR WIRE. 
http://sbc.edu/alumnae-development/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/the-briar-wire-october-2016.pdf

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PLEASE WATCH THIS NEW  VIDEO MESSAGE FROM SWEET BRIAR COLLEGE PRESIDENT STONE
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pOKMUB1uIKQ&feature=youtu.be&list=PLqcrIIuAPc-ENL4GM9W4WeQ7hJyZ0pz0T

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YOU CAN FIND A FEW VERY INTERESTING LINKS AND ARTICLES ON SWEET BRIAR ALUMNAE IN THE ‘SUBMITTED BY MEMBERS OF THE SWEET BRIAR COMMUNITY‘ SECTION.
CONGRATULATIONS ON THEIR ACCOMPLISHMENTS!

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A NEW EVENT HAS BEEN ADDED FOR NOVEMBER 8 – IN THE ‘EVENTS‘ SECTION

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SWEET BRIAR COLLEGE IS STILL HIRING
FOR INFORMATION AND A LIST OF POSITIONS PLEASE VISIT
http://sbc.edu/human-resources/faculty-staff-job-openings/

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

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 PLEASE DON’T FORGET TO ALSO CHECK THE “EVENTS” SECTION AT THE BOTTOM.

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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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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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IF YOU HAVE AN EVENT YOU WOULD LIKE ME TO POST PLEASE SEND YOUR DETAILED REQUEST TO THE COMMENT BOX. DON’T FORGET TO ADD LINKS, FLYER, AND/OR PHOTOS.  THANK YOU. :-)

SWEET BRIAR NEWS

A new message from President Stone


Sweet Briar riders compete at Bridgewater


Sweet Briar College professor earns teaching award


VMDO architects win third award for Sweet Briar library renovation


Sweet Briar gets electro-acoustic studio


Reviving an Amherst County tradition


Sweet Briar revives Amherst County Day tradition


Amherst County Day recalls past with an eye to the future


National book award winning children’s author to read at Sweet Briar


Lynchburg-area ghost stories and urban legends to get you in the Halloween spirit


Sweet Briar riding caps successful weekend, looks ahead to SWVHJA horse show on campus

 

SUBMITTED BY MEMBERS OF THE SWEET BRIAR FAMILY

Posted on Facebook by Jane Dure
A women colleges that almost closed last year was just named one of the country’s best
These are the top 20 women’s colleges across the country


Submitted by Deirdre Conley
Sweet Briar College Cochran Library dedication


Posted on Facebook by Marilen Crump

I am very excited to announce this! AND there is also an E-book that you can get for FREE called “Living in Everyday Grace” (These tips are short and to the point because we know you have a full and busy life. Use them often to enhance your personal life experience.) Co-Written by me and other authors of “The Gifts of Grace & Gratitude”.
Click here:
http://graceandgratitudebook.com/freeebook/
Thanks for all the support and encouragement!


Posted on Facebook by Sabryna McClung Roberson on Harpreet Kaur Bedi’s documentary “Under The Turban”
Greg & I travelled to Palo Alto today to view my ’93 Sweet Briar College classmate Preet and her husband Satinder’s documentary called “UNDER THE TURBAN.” This film was one selected by the United Nations Association Film Festival — out of approximately 700 entries. This year’s theme: “Compass for a Better World.”
The idea for this film was hatched when Preet & Satinder’s oldest daughter, Zara, asked what it meant to be Sikh (the 5th largest religion in the world); her parents did not know how to answer her question. The filming had them embarking on a journey to meet Sikhs around the world — from cheese makers in Italy to a group of North American Harley-Davidson riders outfitted it brightly hued turbans…
We met incredible people and are delighted to help spread the word of UNDER THE TURBAN!!
https://vimeo.com/ondemand/undertheturban
UNDER THE TURBAN – Description:  A young, modern Sikh family travels the globe meeting with diverse communities of Sikhs to explore their roots and identity in Sikhism, the world’s fifth largest religion. ‘What makes me a Sikh?’ This question posed by nine-year-old Zara Garcha starts a family’s journey to learn about their religion. The Garcha family explores Sikhism, by visiting diverse Sikh communities around the world. Visiting with maharaja’s, cheesemakers, fashionistas, farmers and scholars to glean a better understanding of the world’s fifth largest religion. Their journey begins in Parma where they meet Sikhs who have a hand in creating Italy’s iconic Parmesan cheese. From there the Garcha family heads east traveling to The Golden Temple in Sikhism’s holy city, Amritsar, learning about the historical foundations and social history of the religion. Lived experience blends with academic insight as the family travels to the United Kingdom, Argentina, Canada and America gaining a better understanding of these modern Sikh communities and the fundamental aspects of this often misunderstood religion.
UNAFF (United Nations Association Film Festival), which was originally conceived to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the signing of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. It was founded by Stanford educator and film critic Jasmina Bojic with the participation of the Stanford Film Society and the UNA Midpeninsula Chapter, a community-based nonprofit organization.

Watch the trailer here https://vimeo.com/ondemand/undertheturban/132119217


Posted on Facebook by Jane Dure
Sweet Briar graduate Verda Colvin ’87  Superior Court judge in the Macon Judicial Circuit, has been named to Georgia’s law enforcement task force. Congratulations!
Gov deal announces law enforcement task force


Posted on Facebook by Tara Lynn
9 beautiful college campuses around Virginia

 ALUMNAE ALLIANCE

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


Debra Elkins ’93 and Sarah von Rosenberg ’72 Co-chairs of the Alumnae Alliance Council awarded with 2016 Outstanding Alumna Award.  Congratulations!


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 

Academic realignment stirs controversy, debate


Higher education should be a public good, not a private commodity


Truth in Liberal Arts – Kearns Goodwin guests as PC symposium


Princeton – Professors stress the value of a liberal arts education


Dylan Miner – art and activism


Once more the value of humanities


‘A liberal arts education is threatened by students’ narcissistic views about what is relevant’


What is the importance of liberal arts in the digital age?


How a liberal arts education reformed a young white nationalist 


Review – ‘Fail U: The false promise of higher education’


Aerospace dean – UND’s liberal arts core helps aerospace school


Triple your options – Customize  your education with the CLAM


A small liberal arts school becomes a testing ground for the ‘Facebook of Learning Management Systems’


What can you do with that (useless) liberal arts degree? A lot more than you think 


The value of liberal arts colleges


Hunting for soft skills, companies scoop up English majors


A liberal arts education informs entrepreneurship 


Liberal arts eyes revamping general education


Categorizing liberal arts


Public liberal arts colleges – you won’t find these schools on ESPN


Science is a key part of a good liberal arts education


Humanities feel the grind

STEM AND STEAM

11 myths about IoT engineering


LAEF donates $30,000 to media center/STEAM programs


New children’s book sparks curiosity and encourages interest in STEAM subjects


Coast Guard teaches STEM skills at K.C. Coombs school 


Students design products to solve real world problems


Don’t let innovation agenda run out of STEAM


Energy company collaboration gives 15,000 students a leg up on STEM education


Engaging students with the novel and old-school

WOMEN IN STEM

Women in computing to decline to 22% by 2025, study warns


Stem the loss of tech talent with women


Here’s how to triple the number of girls who code


Women in tech – Why the small victories matter


Beyond Ada – The future of women in STEM 


Author speaks of women in science


Full STEAM ahead – Tapping into our full potential


4 role models who inspire girls to pursue tech careers


Dell MD – Diverse, inclusive workplaces deliver stronger business results


How is the gender pay gap the result of life ‘choice’?


Marita Cheng takes on the male-dominated STEM sector


Presence of women in tech expected to shrink even further by 2025


Million women mentors event kicks off


Pink power at girl STEM conference


Ada Lovelace Day shines light on women in the sciences


Dell Technologies back girls who code


Women’s disparity, dearth in STEM


WOMEN Unlimited, Inc explores attracting and retaining female talent in the STEM fields


3 genius ideas to get more women in STEM jobs


A few encouraging words can change the lives of female STEM students


Support girls in STEM through Vision to Share


Move over boys….Hackensack girls scouts can rev up for fast track races


UAE –  STEM industries not a male only domain


Stem the loss of tech talent with women


Preparing girls for a bright future in STEM


Helping girls realize the scope of STEM careers


Smart girls rock – Exploring STEM careers


Science community must embrace gender equality


Supporting prospective women in STEM starts with accessible mentors 


Helping women realize the potential in STEM careers


Girls growing curiosity and confidence in science (and so much more)


UK- We need to combat outdated stereotypes to attract more women into STEM careers


As tech gender gap widens, what can be done to reverse it?


Female students pursue STEM study in Red Bank Regional Academy of Engineering


Struggles in STEM


Young women show interest in STEM


7 important facts about the global gender gap


STEM gender gap – See how Kindergarten teachers play a vital role


Women motivated to play key role in New York’s effort to be the next American Tech Powerhouse


In tests of extreme math intelligence, boys still outscore girls in the US but the gap is closing fast


Tech women, tech girls ambassador week begins November 14.

STUDENT RECRUITMENT, ENROLLMENT, ETC.

Concordia gained thousands of new students – and a federal inquiry


College expert – Degree is not ‘Golden Ticket’


Latino success story can help all students


Colleges to reach out to high school students in Tucson


To attract students, colleges offering loan debt insurance


4-year schools hit back after county college bans recruiting


UCF seeks out more students from overseas


China – As China enrolls more overseas students to build soft power, locals find the process unfair


UK- Overseas student crackdown could hit LSE, Kings College London, and SOAS


SE recruitment efforts


Education dean creates committee to recruit students 


Opinion – City upon a hill – Buying higher education, admission’s shady side


Attracting international students – How Australian higher education stays ahead of competition?


“Now I know I’m going to college” A day changes lives for CPS students

COLLEGE SUSTAINABILITY AND AGRICULTURE

Onlinecollegeplan.com releases its 2016 ranking for the top 20 greenest colleges 


F&M women’s volleyball team champions first sustainable uniform to away games


NC colleges lead way in healthy farming


Sac State is one of the world’s most sustainable campuses


Publication highlights Guilford sustainability


Berea College ranked among best in the nation

COLLEGE FINANCES, GRANTS, ETC.

5 misconceptions about college aid 


Why is students’ debt so high for New Hampshire College Grads? 


College costs drive US students to British universities


Free college short-circuits complex issue (opinion)


6 best sources for college grants and scholarships


Hendrix announces $110 million campaign 


$15M in donations to Hendrix propel fundraising campaign

WOMEN IN HIGHER EDUCATION

Pakistan – Pakistan’s women-only university are ‘progressive’ spaces


Europe – European research needs both women and men 


Syria – Supporting women’s leadership for a post-conflict Syria


Studies – Women face bias in higher education


Women entering professions in unprecedented numbers


Higher education gap between men and women shrinks


Opinion – Access to education can empower women, young girls around the world


Oman – Word on the street – Gender equality at work


Wonder Woman earned her United Nations post, no matter what protesters say


170 years from now, women will earn as much as men


India – Girl Power – Single sex colleges are giving a career boost to women


Gender wage gap has many causes, one big solution


Engaging the conversation about gender equality in the workplace


Women in the workplace struggle for gender equality


Just 20% of superintendents are women, proof of a stubborn gender gap

OTHER

Here’s a new college ranking based entirely on other college rankings


How much graduates earn drives more college rankings


More programs – and more men – at traditionally women’s Mary Baldwin


Beyond the skills gap


Inside the tenure process

EVENTS

Below is a collection on events that are happening around the country.  For more information on events in particular around Sweet Briar please check http://sbc.edu/featured-events/


Sweet Briar alumna and artist Jill Steenhuis will be touring the US this Fall.  Here is her schedule:
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November 8

IABC Professional Development Luncheon
In Summer 2015, Sweet Briar’s alumnae did something that had never happened in higher education. Five thousand women saved a college from closure. From the time closure was announced on March 3 until Virginia’s attorney general issued a legal settlement, Sweet Briar College appeared in the media thousands of times.
The communications office was unprepared for the onslaught and for the intense scrutiny that followed. This discussion will center on the communications imperatives born of the experience and how the college is working to regain its footing and reframe the story.
See below for more details and for a link to RSVP. We look forward to seeing you there!
Meet the Speaker
Joelle Ziemian
Director of Media, Marketing and Communications at Sweet Briar College
Joelle Ziemian started at Sweet Briar College in February 2016, with nearly 30 years of strategic communications experience in the corporate, nonprofit, international development and government sectors. She worked with colleges and universities in the Washington, DC, office of Lipman Hearne, a national communications firm serving the institutional nonprofit arena. While at Lipman Hearne, she also led a U.S. State Department communications project for Iraq’s Ministry of Electricity and for Mongolia’s Ministry of Energy and Fuel. She worked with two government ministries in Qatar.
She started her career as a TV reporter before moving to state and federal government. She served as press secretary in the Pennsylvania Senate and in the U.S. House of Representatives. She moved to the U.S. Department of Energy and then to the private sector where she managed public affairs campaigns for an array of energy clients, primarily in the utility industry. She later did similar work at Edelman and Burson-Marsteller for the Edison Electric Institute, ComEd, Detroit Edison, and Accenture’s global natural resources portfolio. As a consultant in Romania for a U.S. Agency for International Development project, Joelle helped nongovernmental organizations get their message out to key audiences and impact policy. Before Sweet Briar, her most recent communications role was as a Director at Burson-Marsteller, where she was U.S. Client Leader for Royal Dutch Shell.
Joelle holds a B.A. from Goucher College and an M.F.A. in Writing from the Vermont College of Fine Arts.
Learn more: http://sbc.edu/news/sweet-briar-announces-new-director-of-media-marketing-and-communications/
Lunch Sponsored by BWXT
Date:          Tuesday, November 8
Time:          12 – 1:30 p.m.
Location:    AREVA – 3315 Old Forest Road (Core Training Room)
Cost:         IABC Members – $25
                 Non- Members – $35
RSVP by November 7, to Breanne Crandall(Breanne.Crandall@areva.com)
Visit http://lynchburg.iabc.com/ to pay ahead with PayPal.
Reminder: PayPal does not act as an RSVP. Please also RSVP.
© 2016 International Association of Business Communicators

 

VIXENS HELPING VIXENS

A request posted on Facebook by Natalie Tacke
Lovely ladies!! My beautiful adopted vixen this year is trying to raise money to support a summer internship to Africa to help further her dreams of becoming a surgeon! She has created a go fund me page in an attempt to raise the funds necessary to make this happen!! Let’s show her some love and help make her dreams come true!!!

https://www.gofundme.com/fund-for-africa-medical-internship-2vku6qs

 

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Vixen Watch for October 29, 2016

Vixen Watch for October 19, 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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RICHMOND, VA ALUMNAE, PLEASE REMEMBER THE LUNCHEON TOMORROW, OCTOBER 20TH, AT WILLOW OAKS COUNTRY CLUB.  YOU CAN FIND ALL THE INFORMATION IN THE “EVENTS” SECTION AT THE BOTTOM.

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ALERT! Sweet Briar College has an immediate need for Alumnae Admissions Representatives (AARs) for college fairs in Connecticut, South Carolina, Rhode Island, Kentucky, Michigan and West Palm Beach, FL. If you are an AAR, please log on the Admissions Advocate to register for these events. If you are not yet an AAR, please sign up at the link below, and we’ll give you the tools to recruit! Thank you!
http://sbc.edu/admissions/alumnae-admissions-recruiters/

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SWEET BRIAR COLLEGE IS STILL HIRING
FOR INFORMATION AND A LIST OF POSITIONS PLEASE VISIT
http://sbc.edu/human-resources/faculty-staff-job-openings/

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 SWEET BRIAR COLLEGE WILL BE AT
THE WASHINGTON INTERNATIONAL HORSE SHOW
(10/24 THROUGH 10/30)
AND NEEDS VOLUNTEERS. CLICK ON THE LINK BELOW FOR MORE INFO. 

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090945a5a92fa2f49-washington

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

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PLEASE CHECK THE ‘VIXENS HELPING VIXENS’ SECTION.  A MEMBER OF THE SWEET BRIAR SWIM TEAM IS UNABLE TO ATTEND THE WINTER TRAINING WEEK IN SOUTH FLORIDA DUE TO INSUFFICIENT FUNDS AND COULD USE OUR HELP.  

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PLEASE DON’T FORGET TO ALSO CHECK THE “EVENTS” SECTION AT THE BOTTOM.

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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. 

LIZ KAUFFMAN ’82 RECENTLY LOST HER FATHER WHO WAS A GREAT SUPPORTER OF SAVING SWEET BRIAR AND AN AVID TENNIS PLAYER.  IN MEMORY OF HER FATHER VERNON l. KAUFFMAN AND IN LIEU OF FLOWERS, LIZ WOULD LIKE CONTRIBUTIONS TO BE MADE TO THE SWEET BRIAR TENNIS COURT RESURFACING PROJECT.  PLEASE GO TO
https://www.officialpayments.com/pc_template_cobrand.jsp?body=pc_step2_amount_body.jsp
IF YOU HAVE TROUBLE WITH THIS LINK, TRY SBC.EDU AND CLICK ON ‘GIVE ONLINE’ ON THE TOP RIGHT.

Choose #8 for designation and type “Tennis Court Resurfacing”; further down on the page select ‘In Memory Of’ and write Vernon L. Kauffman.
Thank you

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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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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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IF YOU HAVE AN EVENT YOU WOULD LIKE ME TO POST PLEASE SEND YOUR REQUEST TO THE COMMENT BOX. THANK YOU. :-)

SWEET BRIAR NEWS

Sweet Briar, Amherst County revive community celebration


Sweet Briar’s new electroacoustic  lab brings opportunities for women composers


Fall 2016 explore engineering weekend to take place at Sweet Briar at the end of the month

MORE NEWS ABOUT SWEET BRIAR CAN BE FOUND AT http://sbc.edu/news/

SUBMITTED BY MEMBERS OF THE SWEET BRIAR FAMILY

Posted on Facebook by Laura Martin
The Campaign for VMI


Posted on Facebook by Sara Rothamel
Environmental alumnae: Professors Stine and Fink are hosting an internship and job search session for our environmental majors in a few weeks. We want your resumes, to show students how you got from Sweet Briar to where you are now. Please send your resumes to Dr. Fink. Thank you.  lfink@sbc.edu

 

 ALUMNAE ALLIANCE

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


Debra Elkins ’93 and Sarah von Rosenberg ’72 Co-chairs of the Alumnae Alliance Council awarded with 2016 Outstanding Alumna Award.  Congratulations!


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 

UND president Mark Kennedy – “New Frontiers” at UND


STEM and Liberal Arts should not be that separate


Humanities courses add value to our education


Critical thinking is what makes Ashoka University liberal


Eureka! – A quick look at unexpected liberal arts benefactor


Mike Jacobs – Liberal arts enrich North Dakota’s future


KickstART to a liberal arts education


Colleges to promote statistics over algebra for liberal arts majors


Em(pathetically) practical 


Editorial – Dylan’s Nobel prize is a win for liberal arts students


Not in my classroom


Celebrating 175 years of educating women

STEM AND STEAM

Students gain inspiration from science 


Innovation thrives when we remove silos


STEAM powered learning makes science practical


Rallying interest in STEAM education starts with a message of inclusivity 


Music – Count us in program puts arts back on the education agenda

WOMEN IN STEM

A response to ‘Dear fresher females studying STEM’


UW event encourages girls to pursue STEM careers


The week in radio – Digital human, planet money, recode decode, codebreaker, today


Women speak our about gender-inequality in STEM fields


Science exploration sparks interest in STEM


Building a better future for women in STEM – Symposium highlights achievements and challenges 


Beizer – Error 404 –  Women in STEM


Gender gaps go beyond STEM majors


Women – Remarks at Tech Women 2016


How can women break the glass ceiling in digital media?


How to involve more women and girls in engineering


Academic culture, institutional factors pushing college women out of STEM majors


Girl Geek Coffees (GGC) catch-ups help Tassie women of STEM find sense of belonging


Girl powered – What’s behind a new injection of funds for girls and robotics?


Fortune’s most powerful women give gen z girls a standing ovation


Google – Girls can achieve great things with code


Australia – Study finds ‘masculine culture’ turns women off STEM subjects


Women diversity in STEM focus of $3.4 million grant to Clemson


In a twist to years of research, women’s spatial skills may actually be fine


Women in Technology conference give real-world perspective


Million Women mentor group launched in state

STUDENT RECRUITMENT, ENROLLMENT, ETC.

Buying access to admissions officers?


Study – Students of color excluded from top U.S., Texas colleges 


Sen. Durbin pleads with school officials to stop student recruitment at for-profit colleges


If you answer ‘Yes’ to question No.8, expect an avalanche of college mail 

COLLEGE SUSTAINABILITY AND AGRICULTURE

New Wells College president see sustainability, growth for the future

 

COLLEGE FINANCES, GRANTS, ETC.

Welfare funds for students far away from welfare


Grant to help parents guide their college students

WOMEN IN HIGHER EDUCATION

What’s the key to inclusion on campus?


For Duke women – higher education, lower self-esteem?


Switzerland – Higher education gap between men and women shrinks dramatically in Switzerland 


Turkey – Turkey needs ‘new mobilization’ to keep girls in high school 


Pakistan – Women in a strong Pakistan


Cottey president wants to make sure ‘young women have voices’


Women studies – Has need ever been more apparent?


Celebrating 175 years of educating women


Egypt- Virginity tests are illegal and degrading to women


Fifty and pregnant – Why women choose to have children later in life


Canada – Gender wage gap adding to income inequality, Oxfam says in new report


Objectified – A push for higher education to help reduce objectification among women, girls


US and Pakistan commemorate anniversary of “Let Girls Learn”


Brunei – Women’s role in national development equally crucial
 

OTHER

What makes a college president?


Editorial – New credit system, new problems


Lunafest – Film festival showcases films for women by women


No evidence colleges make students liberal, researchers say

EVENTS

Below is a collection on events that are happening around the country.  For more information on events in particular around Sweet Briar please check http://sbc.edu/featured-events/


Sweet Briar alumna and artist Jill Steenhuis will be touring the US this Fall.  Here is her schedule:
visit1october-27


 

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

A MEMBER OF THE SWEET BRIAR SWIM TEAM IS UNABLE TO ATTEND THE WINTER TRAINING WEEK IN SOUTH FLORIDA DUE TO INSUFFICIENT FUNDS.  IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO HELP OUT AND DONATE A FEW BUCKS, TOGETHER WE COULD RAISE ENOUGH TO SEND HER TO FLORIDA.
PLEASE GO TO:
https://www.officialpayments.com/pc_template_cobrand.jsp?body=pc_step2_amount_body.jsp
IF YOU HAVE TROUBLE SIGNING IN, TRY SBC.EDU AND CLICK ON ‘GIVE ONLINE’ ON THE TOP RIGHT.
WHEN MAKING A DONATION PLEASE CHOOSE DESIGNATION #8 ‘OTHER’ AND ADD ‘SWIM TEAM – WINTER TRAINING – CAPTAIN’S FUND’ IN THE SPACE BELOW.
THANK YOU

Vixen Watch for October 19, 2016

Vixen Watch for October 15, 2016

PLEASE NOTE – VIXEN WATCH WILL NOT BE ISSUED NEXT SATURDAY, OCTOBER 22ND. INSTEAD YOU WILL RECEIVE THE NEXT VIXEN WATCH ON OCTOBER 19TH.  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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 SWEET BRIAR COLLEGE WILL BE AT
THE WASHINGTON INTERNATIONAL HORSE SHOW
(10/24 THROUGH 10/30)
AND NEEDS VOLUNTEERS. CLICK ON THE LINK BELOW FOR MORE INFO. 

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090945a5a92fa2f49-washington

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

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PLEASE CHECK THE ‘VIXENS HELPING VIXENS’ SECTION.  A MEMBER OF THE SWEET BRIAR SWIM TEAM IS UNABLE TO ATTEND THE WINTER TRAINING WEEK IN SOUTH FLORIDA DUE TO INSUFFICIENT FUNDS AND COULD USE OUR HELP.  

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PLEASE DON’T FORGET TO ALSO CHECK THE “EVENTS” SECTION AT THE BOTTOM.

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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. 

LIZ KAUFFMAN ’82 RECENTLY LOST HER FATHER WHO WAS A GREAT SUPPORTER OF SAVING SWEET BRIAR AND AN AVID TENNIS PLAYER.  IN MEMORY OF HER FATHER VERNON l. KAUFFMAN AND IN LIEU OF FLOWERS, LIZ WOULD LIKE CONTRIBUTIONS TO BE MADE TO THE SWEET BRIAR TENNIS COURT RESURFACING PROJECT.  PLEASE GO TO
SBC.EDU/GIVE
IF YOU HAVE TROUBLE WITH THIS LINK, TRY SBC.EDU AND CLICK ON ‘GIVE ONLINE’ ON THE TOP RIGHT.
Choose #8 for designation and type “Tennis Court Resurfacing”; further down on the page select ‘In Memory Of’ and write Vernon L. Kauffman.
Thank you

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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 BUSINESS

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF ECONOMICS
ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF EDUCATION
ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE (two positions)
ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF GOVERNMENT
DEPARTMENT CHAIR/ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR OF EDUCATION
INSTRUCTOR IN RIDING
STAFF POSITIONS:
ADMISSIONS COUNSELOR I
CATERING SUPERVISOR
COOK
DIRECTOR OF ADVANCEMENT SERVICES
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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IF YOU HAVE AN EVENT YOU WOULD LIKE ME TO POST PLEASE SEND YOUR REQUEST TO THE COMMENT BOX. THANK YOU. :-)

SWEET BRIAR NEWS

Sweet Briar College deepens already strong STEM curriculum with new computer science program


Sweet Briar College launches computer science major


New computer science major coming to Sweet Briar


‘Like an unforgettable dream’ – Author of critically acclaimed debut novel on Thomas Jefferson to read at Sweet Briar  


For love of nature – screech owls under stars


Shakespeare’s shrub


Professor give plenary talk at International Symposium on Biomathematic and Ecology education and research – known as BEER


Artist installation exhibition at Sweet Briar is meant to stir the senses, provoke empathy


History a popular theme for Sweet Briar College’s 2016 Pannell Scholars


Sweet Briar student awarded U.S. Department of State’s Benjamin A Gilman International Scholarship


Sweet Briar professor sounds alarm about threads to monarch butterflies

 

SUBMITTED BY MEMBERS OF THE SWEET BRIAR FAMILY

Submitted by Deirdre Conley and JoAnn Kramer
Save the Children report on girls ranks US 32nd out of 144 countries

 

 ALUMNAE ALLIANCE

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


Debra Elkins ’93 and Sarah von Rosenberg ’72 Co-chairs of the Alumnae Alliance Council awarded with 2016 Outstanding Alumna Award.  Congratulations!


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 

Schwan – In defense of a liberal arts education


West, George to discuss ‘What is the point of liberal arts education?’


Good News – Your liberal arts degree might make you famous


Not without a fight – A major funder and a savvy college team up for the liberal arts


Colleges’ lax educational standards putting students at ‘competitive disadvantage’, report finds


Can the liberal arts help fight climate change? This funder thinks so


The three pillars of improving critical thinking


In defense of studying Art History – the only truly liberal arts subject


UK – Liberal Arts at a ‘Business School’


New president says WVWC can be the “global leader in liberal arts education”


State Department special representative inspires future diplomats at ASU

STEM

STEM conference spotlights what scientists do


Futurewize to help Junior Cycle kids wise up to STEM careers


STEM careers promoted at Futurewize


These schools are turning black geeks into black grads


STEM education and its importance, is discussed with ‘James Earl Jones on front page profile’ for public television. 


Nurturing tomorrow’s techies STEMs from promoting technology in school 

WOMEN IN STEM

MIT astronautic expert Emily Calandrelli explores space to inspire STEM literacy 


Beyond Ada – The future of women in STEM


 MSU’s success in closing gender gap in STEM faculty featured in national publication


Wales – Businesses in Wales have an obligation to employ more women in top jobs and pay them better salaries


Celebrate Ada Lovelace day on Tuesday


Gender bias remains strong in science jobs field, study suggests


Number of women in STEM increases


Women in Business Q&A – Ann Whittaker, Co-founder, Rethink Robotics


The gender wage and major gap – Success and concern at UConn


In time for Ada Lovelace Day, here’s advice 4 Lancaster County women in tech


STEMing the decline – Scientists appeal to the next generation


How can colleges diversify their student body?


The root of the problem – Gender imbalance in STEM fields


The Blog – Supporting women – Can the world of politics learn from the world of science


How to get more African American girls into tech


Women flock to STEM careers, but drop out sooner than men


DelBene celebrtes women in science with visit to area school


Three ways to celebrate Ada Lovelace Day (and change the world)


Dell expands investment in girls computer science education in underserved communities


Girls education – A global issue that starts at home


Ada Lovelace  – Celebrating a pioneer for women in technology


Narrowing STEM’s gender gap


The ‘boys are better at math’ mindset creates gender gap in science


Continental reinforces its pursuit of female engineering and tech talent


Women (not allowed) in STEM – CCE engineering career fair


Event seeks to empower minorities in STEM


How to attract women to industrial careers


Why do some STEM fields have fewer women than others? UW study may have the answer


No 2016 Nobel Prize went to women – and that’s total bullshit


The real reason women drop out of STEM fields


UK- The leaky pipeline of women in science


Study examines why some STEM fields have fewer women than others


UK – Why getting women in STEM is a feminist issue


UK – Science’s Nobel women – The stars history forgot 


Ireland – Less than 25% of STEM jobs in Ireland are filled by women


Ada Lovelace remains an inspiration in pursuing diversity in STEM


Ada Lovelace – A tech pioneer


Women in tech – Bridging the diversity gap


Why don’t women win the Nobel prize?


What to do about America’s STEM education gap?


BMCC aims to close STEM gap with $6 million grant


What to do about America’s STEM gap?


BLOG – IIR’s the #WomeninSTEM Daily
http://paper.li/WISSummit/1447788159?edition_id=43e9a8b0-8fe8-11e6-a6a8-0cc47a0d1609

STEAM

Q&A How this innovative team encourages girls to move full STEAM ahead


Education Dept., NASA partner on bus tour to promote STEAM education


Meet the woman bringing the magic of Ada Lovelace to the masses


Employers, educators – STEAM beats STEM in a fast-changing world

 

STUDENT RECRUITMENT, ENROLLMENT, ETC.

Local colleges attracting international students


Colleges need to use predictive data to enhance – not hinder – diversity


How to make a success of 14 – 16 recruitment 


Recruiting column – Maximizing your scholarship dollars


Enrollment up at all but one of Utah’s public colleges


Herguan University barred from enrolling students on F-1 visa, Indian students in peril


College effort leads to higher incoming class


How a Chinese company bought access to admissions officers at top US colleges

COLLEGE SUSTAINABILITY AND AGRICULTURE

Princeton Review ranks ESF No. 2 among nation’s ‘Green Colleges’


Warren Wilson College named one of the Princeton Review’s top green colleges


Sustainability initiative brings furniture to Old Campus dorms


Local view – Northland farmers, food system need UMD’s farm to flourish


Challenging the sustainability of campus food


Philippines – College head develops ‘ecofarm resort’ in Cavite 

COLLEGE FINANCES, GRANTS, ETC.

A Wharton professor found that students receiving grants earn higher grades than students who take out loans


Harlem Center lost $500K grant because of program’s success


Native American Colleges have abandoned the student loan system

WOMEN IN HIGHER EDUCATION

Women’s role in development of sustainable cities highlighted in new exhibit


Doctor writes that women are making an impact in medicine


Switzerland – The Swiss – better educated, but going grey


International day of the girl – Forging a different path


Michelle Obama and Yara Shahidi on the importance of girls’ education in the US and around the world


Zambia – Use every opportunity to help other deserving women


Womanhood at Dartmouth


Syria – Shattered pieces of a war-torn education


Finland – A country of curiosity 


How Harvard, Princeton, and Yale discovered women


Canada – St. John’s a mediocre place to be a woman

OTHER

CSN welcomes displaced students from ITT shutdown


Big data – The measure of humankind 


Too few Latinos, Blacks at top public universities – report

EVENTS

Below is a collection on events that are happening around the country.  For more information on events in particular around Sweet Briar please check http://sbc.edu/featured-events/


Sweet Briar alumna and artist Jill Steenhuis will be touring the US this Fall.  Here is her schedule:
visit1october-27


OCTOBER 13, 2016
Not Sweet Briar related, but should you be in the area…

Join the Robert E Lee Soil & Water Conservation District for a Farm Field Day to be held on October 13, 2016 at the Appomattox High School Farm  (198 Evergreen Ave Appomattox, VA 24522) See attached flyer for more information on the topics to be covered.districtfarmfieldday_oct132016
There is no cost to attend this event, but registration is required by October 11, 2016 by 4:30 pm. Contact: Jonathan Wooldridge at(434) 352-2819 or jonathan.wooldridge@releeconservation.comdistrictfarmfieldday_oct132016

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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

A MEMBER OF THE SWEET BRIAR SWIM TEAM IS UNABLE TO ATTEND THE WINTER TRAINING WEEK IN SOUTH FLORIDA DUE TO INSUFFICIENT FUNDS.  IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO HELP OUT AND DONATE A FEW BUCKS, TOGETHER WE COULD RAISE ENOUGH TO SEND HER TO FLORIDA.
PLEASE GO TO:
https://www.officialpayments.com/pc_template_cobrand.jsp?body=pc_step2_amount_body.jsp
IF YOU HAVE TROUBLE SIGNING IN, TRY SBC.EDU AND CLICK ON ‘GIVE ONLINE’ ON THE TOP RIGHT.
WHEN MAKING A DONATION PLEASE CHOOSE DESIGNATION #8 ‘OTHER’ AND ADD ‘SWIM TEAM – WINTER TRAINING – CAPTAIN’S FUND’ IN THE SPACE BELOW.
THANK YOU

Vixen Watch for October 15, 2016

Vixen Watch for October 8, 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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TO ALL ALUMNAE IN HURRICANE MATTHEW’S PATH:
I HOPE YOU SURVIVED THE WRATH OF THIS MONSTER HURRICANE, AND TO THOSE WHO ARE STILL NOT IN THE CLEAR, PLEASE STAY SAFE!

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SWEET BRIAR COLLEGE WILL BE AT
THE WASHINGTON INTERNATIONAL HORSE SHOW
(10/24 THROUGH 10/30)
AND NEEDS VOLUNTEERS. CLICK ON THE LINK BELOW FOR MORE INFO. 

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090945a5a92fa2f49-washington

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

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PLEASE CHECK THE ‘VIXENS HELPING VIXENS’ SECTION.  A MEMBER OF THE SWEET BRIAR SWIM TEAM IS UNABLE TO ATTEND THE WINTER TRAINING WEEK IN SOUTH FLORIDA DUE TO INSUFFICIENT FUNDS AND COULD USE OUR HELP.  

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PLEASE CONSIDER SIGNING UP ON THE ADMISSIONS ADVOCATE SITE TO HELP RECRUIT NEW STUDENTS.  MORE INFO ON THAT IN THE “SUBMITTED BY MEMBERS OF THE SWEET BRIAR COMMUNITY” SECTION

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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. 

LIZ KAUFFMAN ’82 RECENTLY LOST HER FATHER WHO WAS A GREAT SUPPORTER OF SAVING SWEET BRIAR AND AN AVID TENNIS PLAYER.  IN MEMORY OF HER FATHER VERNON l. KAUFFMAN AND IN LIEU OF FLOWERS, LIZ WOULD LIKE CONTRIBUTIONS TO BE MADE TO THE SWEET BRIAR TENNIS COURT RESURFACING PROJECT.  PLEASE GO TO
https://www.officialpayments.com/pc_template_cobrand.jsp?body=pc_step2_amount_body.jsp
IF YOU HAVE TROUBLE WITH THIS LINK, TRY SBC.EDU AND CLICK ON ‘GIVE ONLINE’ ON THE TOP RIGHT.

Choose #8 for designation and type “Tennis Court Resurfacing”; further down on the page select ‘In Memory Of’ and write Vernon L. Kauffman.
Thank you

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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 BUSINESS

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF ECONOMICS
ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF EDUCATION
ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE (two positions)
ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF GOVERNMENT
DEPARTMENT CHAIR/ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR OF EDUCATION
INSTRUCTOR IN RIDING
STAFF POSITIONS:
ADMISSIONS COUNSELOR I
CATERING SUPERVISOR
COOK
DIRECTOR OF ADVANCEMENT SERVICES
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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IF YOU HAVE AN EVENT YOU WOULD LIKE ME TO POST PLEASE SEND YOUR REQUEST TO THE COMMENT BOX. THANK YOU. :-)

SWEET BRIAR NEWS

In ‘The Trojan Women’ Sweet Briar Theatre echoes themes of war still relevant today
http://sbc.edu/news/in-the-trojan-women-sweet-briar-theatre-echoes-themes-of-war-still-relevant-today/


Sweet Briar riders score again at HITS Culpepper
http://sbc.edu/news/sweet-briar-riders-score-again-at-hits-culpeper/


SWEET BRIAR COLLEGE WILL BE AT
THE WASHINGTON INTERNATIONAL HORSE SHOW
(10/24 THROUGH 10/30)
AND NEEDS VOLUNTEERS. CLICK ON THE LINK BELOW FOR MORE INFO. 

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090945a5a92fa2f49-washington


For the 22nd year, Central Virginia aspiring dancers learn steps at Sweet Briar
http://sbc.edu/news/for-the-22nd-year-central-virginia-aspiring-dancers-learn-steps-at-sweet-briar/


Engineering newbies compete in 13th annual Cardboard Boat Regatta
http://sbc.edu/news/engineering-newbies-compete-in-13th-annual-cardboard-boat-regatta/

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

SUBMITTED BY MEMBERS OF THE SWEET BRIAR FAMILY

Posted on Facebook by Lee Anne MacKenzie Chaskes
Sweet Briar online brochure to share with any young lady looking for a great college
https://www.yumpu.com/en/document/view/54700201/sweet-briar-college-viewbook-2015


Posted on Facebook by Jaimie DelMonte Galbreath
I was just on the Admissions Advocate site. There are over 120,000 prospectives to reach out to and 263 SBC Admissions Advocates. Please consider signing up today- it is so easy. We need your help- let’s aim for 100 new advocates from this group! The website is
https://admissionsadvocate.com/


Submitted by Deidre Conley
Sexual Harassment in STEM – ‘It’s tragic for society’
http://edition.cnn.com/2016/09/30/us/astronomy-sexual-harassment/?iid=ob_homepage_deskrecommended_pool


Posted on Facebook by Catherine Viette
How humanities can help fix the world
http://www.chronicle.com/article/How-Humanities-Can-Help-Fix/237955/

 

 ALUMNAE ALLIANCE

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


Debra Elkins ’93 and Sarah von Rosenberg ’72 Co-chairs of the Alumnae Alliance Council awarded with 2016 Outstanding Alumna Award.  Congratulations!


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 

How liberal arts at one college could build a better Pakistan
http://www.houstonpublicmedia.org/articles/news/2016/10/01/171764/how-liberal-arts-at-one-college-could-build-a-better-pakistan/


The way we assess graduates’ success is fundamentally flawed
https://www.timeshighereducation.com/blog/way-we-assess-graduates-success-fundamentally-flawed


Knowledge more crucial than skills in future economy
http://www.mysanantonio.com/opinion/commentary/article/Knowledge-more-crucial-than-skills-in-future-9517748.php


Remember the importance of liberal arts
http://dailytrojan.com/2016/10/02/remember-importance-liberal-arts/


Editorial – UVA adopts rigorous new curriculum
http://www.richmond.com/opinion/our-opinion/article_0deb79de-b241-52dc-9d72-5d88724d34c8.html


Christy MacDonald – Liberal arts education can lead to career success
http://www.knoxnews.com/business/journal/christy-mcdonald-liberal-arts-education-can-lead-to-career-success-3b732214-1371-7582-e053-0100007f3-395267921.html


US military smart to value liberal arts as much as STEM
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/commentary/ct-military-stem-liberal-arts-education-20161003-story.html


It’s Ok – Professors muse on majors and life
http://daily.swarthmore.edu/2016/10/04/its-okay-musings-from-professors-on-majors-and-life/


Dan Foster – We dump humanities education at our own peril (Gazette)
http://daily.swarthmore.edu/2016/10/04/its-okay-musings-from-professors-on-majors-and-life/


How are the liberal arts important to STEM?
http://www.coastweekend.com/cw/recreation/20161004/how-are-the-liberal-arts-important-to-stem


Liberal arts education trains students to learn for themselves
http://www.mrt.com/news/education/article/Liberal-arts-education-trains-students-to-learn-9693778.php


Arts vs. science – an unnecessary debate
http://www.thegauntlet.ca/arts-vs-science-an-unnecessary-debate/


Real world experience and the liberal arts
https://www.insidehighered.com/news/2016/10/05/furman-u-guarantees-internships-research-opportunities-and-mentors-each-student


Liberal arts education
https://www.obusignal.com/liberal-arts-education/


Frustrated by politics?  Liberal arts can help
http://www.theolympian.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/article106475112.html


Shaping the new world order
http://www.colby.edu/magazine/shaping-the-new-world-order/


UM officials tout science degrees combined with humanities
http://newstalkkgvo.com/um-officials-tout-science-degrees-combined-with-humanities/

STEM

Translating competency into sustained interest
http://thevarsity.ca/2016/10/02/translating-competency-into-sustained-interest/


The US military is great on STEM it should also be great on Liberal Arts
https://www.washingtonpost.com/posteverything/wp/2016/10/03/the-u-s-military-is-great-on-stem-it-should-also-be-great-on-the-liberal-arts/


UK – STEM education needs personalization and early engagement
http://www.csemag.com/single-article/stem-education-needs-personalization-and-early-engagement/089fa63224d0b8ad5a64731202f9a92f.html


Taking a bite out of STEM
http://www.gilroydispatch.com/news/taking-a-bite-out-of-stem/article_10e1ea78-8cf4-11e6-a293-bb6b2df0e4b2.html

WOMEN IN STEM

Local girls defy stereotypes with training in STEM careers
http://www.news9.com/story/33296190/local-girls-defy-stereotypes-with-training-in-stem-careers


Women in engineering – Females feel less respected in male-dominated workforce
http://www.enaindia.in/news/newsdetails/knowledge-resource/research-papers/women-only-colleges-increases-in-india


Laticia Holbert talks YWCA, women’s empowerment and TechGyrls
http://rollingout.com/2016/10/03/laticia-holbert-talks-ywca-womens-empowerment-techgyrls/


Women in geoscience get worse recommendation letter than men
http://www.theverge.com/2016/10/3/13123190/sexism-stem-geoscience-gender-bias-recommendation-letters
and
http://phys.org/news/2016-10-letters-disadvantage-young-women-scientists.html


Cards Against Humanity is offering a science scholarship for women
http://www.tucsonweekly.com/TheRange/archives/2016/10/03/cards-against-humanity-is-offering-a-science-scholarship-for-women


AAUW hosts third annual Expanding Your Horizon
http://www.currentargus.com/story/news/education/2016/10/03/aauw-hosts-third-annual-expanding-your-horizons/91340400/


Why women matter – THE definite resource book with comprehensive data
https://globenewswire.com/news-release/2016/10/03/876645/0/en/Why-Women-Matter-THE-definitive-resource-book-with-comprehensive-data.html


Number of women majoring in STEM fields is up at CMU
http://thetartan.org/2016/10/3/scitech/enrollment


UK – Jane Robinson – More women needed at the cutting edge of industry and technology
http://www.yorkshirepost.co.uk/news/opinion/jane-robinson-more-women-are-needed-at-the-cutting-edge-of-industry-and-technology-1-8160893


Jane Muir – Close the gender gap in patents and technology
http://www.gainesville.com/opinion/20161004/jane-muir-close-gender-gap-in-patents-and-technology


Australia – More women than men complete post graduate STEM degrees in NSW
http://www.smh.com.au/nsw/more-women-than-men-complete-postgraduate-stem-degrees-in-nsw-20161004-grumyf.html


Million Women Mentors summit & gala celebrates major milestone for Women in STEM
http://www.prweb.com/releases/2016/10/prweb13734484.htm


Sam Maggs’ new book Wonder Women revisits 25 women who inspire
http://www.ew.com/article/2016/10/04/sam-maggs-wonder-women-book-preview


Men still doing more science, technology, engineering, math courses than women – study
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-10-05/men-still-doing-more-science-technology-engineering-maths-at-uni/7903804


STEM programs find sexist culture hard to shake
http://crosscut.com/2016/10/stem-programs-find-sexist-culture-hard-to-shake/


STEM women band together to overcome underrepresentation
http://www.usnews.com/news/articles/2016-10-05/stem-women-band-together-to-overcome-underrepresentation


Walmart lauded for backing women in STEM fields
http://www.arkansasonline.com/news/2016/oct/06/wal-mart-lauded-for-backing-women-in-st-1/?f=news-arkansas


Netflix partners with Girl Scouts to let our girls know that STEM career are theirs for the taking
https://www.babble.com/parenting/netflix-partners-up-with-girl-scouts-to-encourage-girls-to-pursue-stem-careers/


How Jurassic Park inspired one doctor
http://www.marketplace.org/2016/10/05/generic/how-jurassic-park-inspired-one-doctor


Delaware joins nationwide movement supporting girls in STEM careers
http://delawarepublic.org/post/delaware-joins-nationwide-movement-supporting-girls-stem-careers


F&ES professor recognized for dedication to women in STEM
http://yaledailynews.com/blog/2016/10/07/fes-professor-recognized-for-dedication-to-women-in-stem/


3 Indy women inspire others to give back
http://www.indystar.com/story/life/2016/10/07/3-indy-women-inspire-others-give-back/91617660/


Top female scientists pave the way for future generations
http://www.usnews.com/news/articles/2016-10-07/top-female-scientists-pave-the-way-for-future-generations


What will it take to have more women Nobel Prize winners in science?
http://www.csmonitor.com/Science/2016/1007/What-will-it-take-to-have-more-women-Nobel-Prize-winners-in-science


This future forensic pathologist, Alayna Westcom, enjoys bringing science to life
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/diane-propsner/this-future-forensic-path_b_12393346.html

STEAM

Girls scout out careers in science, technology
http://www.nptelegraph.com/news/local_news/girls-scout-out-careers-in-science-technology/article_5af5321e-8853-11e6-9047-abf47adf8620.html


Wyoming’s first coding school to open
http://www.jhnewsandguide.com/news/schools/wyoming-s-first-coding-school-to-open/article_9960a16b-9dc2-5a6e-9540-991d2011218c.html


Incorporating STEAM into storytime
http://www.tryondailybulletin.com/2016/10/04/incorporating-steam-into-storytime/


DFW expects to become a thriving tech hub in 10 years
http://www.dmagazine.com/business-economy/2016/10/dfw-expects-to-become-a-thriving-tech-hub-in-10-years/


Kids learn science of candy
http://www.hickoryrecord.com/news/kids-learn-science-of-candy/article_2989579c-8c21-11e6-9b81-5bdd1205b0fe.html


Australia – Ford is doing something really cool with Australia’s last locally made Falcon and ute
http://www.businessinsider.com.au/ford-is-doing-something-really-cool-with-australias-last-locally-made-falcon-and-ute-2016-10


Albuquerque robotics team prepares for competition in Japan
http://krqe.com/2016/10/06/albuquerque-robotics-team-prepares-for-competition-in-japan/


Op-ed – Leonardo da Vinci understood why we need STEAM, not just STEM
http://www.sltrib.com/opinion/4436832-155/op-ed-leonardo-da-vinci-understood-why

WOMEN’S AND SMALL COLLEGES

Fighting for educational equity, not institutional exclusivity
http://columbiaspectator.com/opinion/2016/10/02/fighting-educational-equity-not-institutional-exclusivity


Small schools provide a personal touch
http://www.post-gazette.com/news/education/2016/10/06/Small-schools-provide-a-personal-touch/stories/201607250151


Streator women visit Cottey College
http://www.mywebtimes.com/life/streator-women-visit-cottey-college/article_571f7a50-0af0-590c-9509-80210e2d43f2.html


China – Women’s college opens to encourage continuing education
http://www.womenofchina.cn/womenofchina/html1/news/action/1610/344-1.htm

COLLEGE EQUESTRIAN

Dubai – American University in the Emirates (AUE) to offer equine related college degrees
http://gulfnews.com/sport/horse-racing/aue-to-offer-equine-related-college-degrees-1.1908524

 

STUDENT RECRUITMENT, ENROLLMENT, ETC.

Recruiting the next generation of Hoosier educators
http://www.wbiw.com/state/archive/2016/10/recruiting-the-next-generation-of-hoosier-educators.php


Is pop culture the central element to student recruitment?
http://www.educationdive.com/news/is-pop-culture-the-central-element-to-student-recruitment/427535/


Record enrollment means rising reputation, ranking
http://www.theshorthorn.com/news/record-enrollment-means-rising-reputation-ranking/article_144da240-8747-11e6-bec3-4b4cd1206ab2.html


UK – Amber Rudd reveals plan to stop foreign students from coming to Britain for mickey mouse courses
http://www.standard.co.uk/Front/plan-to-stop-foreign-students-from-coming-to-britain-for-mickey-mouse-courses-a3360791.html
and
http://theconversation.com/amber-rudd-gives-us-another-ill-informed-and-imprudent-attack-on-international-students-66590


Australia – Australia’s top-ranked global university moves to lower share of Chinese students
http://www.smh.com.au/national/education/australias-topranked-global-university-moves-to-lower-share-of-chinese-students-20161004-grupa3.html


UK – Home Secretary presses for tough international student visa controls to curb immigration
http://www.relocatemagazine.com/news/home-secretary-presses-for-tough-international-student-visa-controls-to-curb-immigration-


NIU offers degrees at Rock Valley College
http://northernstar.info/campus/niu-offers-degrees-at-rock-valley-college/article_2480c2ce-8b38-11e6-b735-e36795723e37.html


Ireland – Ireland plans to attract 37,000 foreign students and generate an extra 520 million Euros a year
http://www.irishexaminer.com/ireland/ireland-plan-to-attract-37000-foreign-students-and-generate-an-extra-520m-a-year-424618.html


Why  lower-income students are drawn to for-profit schools
http://www.chicagotribune.com/business/ct-black-youth-for-profit-trade-schools-1009-biz-20161007-story.html

COLLEGE SUSTAINABILITY AND AGRICULTURE

Strides in sustainability raise Colorado College to higher ranking
http://catalystnewspaper.com/archive/strides-in-sustainability-raise-colorado-college-to-higher-ranking/


KSC is first college in the US to heat with purified wasted vegetable oil
http://www.keene.edu/news/stories/detail/1475591460940/


On-campus sustainability continues to improve
http://www.ballstatedaily.com/article/2016/10/news-geothermal-update


College of the Atlantic ranked #1 green college
http://www.coa.edu/live/news/1278-college-of-the-atlantic-ranked-1-green-college


Chesapeake College wins national award
http://www.myeasternshoremd.com/kent_county_news/news/regional/article_d8160779-d1dd-5a14-9f33-3df90d7423af.html


COA named top ‘green’ college
https://www.mdislander.com/maine-news/coa-named-top-green-college


Pitt-Bradford named environmentally responsible college
http://www.bradfordera.com/news/pitt-bradford-named-environmentally-responsible-college/article_5c638964-8c38-11e6-bbe1-07c103d8e0fe.html


SIU again earns spot in Princeton Review’s “Green Colleges” guide
http://news.siu.edu/2016/10/100716cjm16152.php


CSU ranked No. 4 in green colleges guide
http://source.colostate.edu/csu-ranked-no-4-in-green-colleges-guide/

COLLEGE FINANCES, GRANTS, ETC.

How to get the most college financial aid using FAFSA
http://www.cbsnews.com/news/how-to-get-the-most-college-financial-aid-using-fafsa-free-application-for-federal-student-aid/


College Changes Everything month
http://www.thexradio.com/news/78-local-news/24741-college-changes-everything-month


Colby receives Mellon Foundation grant to support innovative environment humanities initiative
http://www.colby.edu/news/2016/10/03/colby-receives-mellon-foundation-grant-to-support-innovative-environmental-humanities-initiative/


How more affluent families get welfare for pricey private colleges
http://bridgemi.com/2016/10/how-more-affluent-families-use-welfare-for-pricey-private-colleges/


$750,000 to boost New College’s arts, humanities initiatives
http://www.bradenton.com/news/local/education/article105927077.html
and
http://www.heraldtribune.com/news/20161004/new-college-earns-5-year-750000-grant


Make college pay loans if their graduates can’t
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/sns-wp-blm-student-loans-comment-f6159bbe-8bdf-11e6-8cdc-4fbb1973b506-20161006-story.html


Mathematics department get grant to increase women doctorate
http://www.dailynebraskan.com/news/mathematics-department-gets-grant-to-increase-women-doctorates/article_c891f1c4-8c34-11e6-a97c-d31846d0631a.html


4 college financial aid questions that can cost you money
http://time.com/money/4474205/css-profile-financial-aid/

WOMEN IN HIGHER EDUCATION

Oman – Need to create space for women in higher political and professional positions in Oman?
http://timesofoman.com/article/93324/Opinion/Columnist/Need-to-create-space-for-women-in-higher-political-and-professional-positions-in-Oman


Leading influential women in govenment
http://www.dailytrust.com.ng/news/for-the-record/leading-influential-women-in-government/164820.html


India – Women only colleges increases in India
http://www.enaindia.in/news/newsdetails/knowledge-resource/research-papers/women-only-colleges-increases-in-india


Five Moroccan women taking part in US TechWomen program
http://northafricapost.com/14382-five-moroccan-women-taking-part-us-techwomen-program.html


India – Tami Nadu, Kerala have the most number of women entrepreneurs and high female literacy
http://www.firstpost.com/business/tamil-nadu-kerala-have-the-most-number-of-women-entrepreneurs-and-high-female-literacy-3033194.html


Who is responsible for gender disparities in school leadership
http://www.newtimes.co.rw/section/article/2016-10-05/204160/


More women in startups means more female CEO’s down the line
https://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/2016/oct/05/more-women-in-startups-means-more-female-ceos-down-the-line


Women’s Empowerment Alliance at Cincinnati State addresses protection from campus assaults
http://www.wcpo.com/news/insider/womens-empowerment-alliance-at-cincinnati-state-workshop-addresses-protection-from-campus-assaults 


Canada – Women still struggle to make it to the top leadership posts in academe
http://www.universityaffairs.ca/features/feature-article/women-still-struggle-make-top-leadership-posts-academe/


Oman – Females excelling in higher education in Oman
http://timesofoman.com/article/93675/Oman/Education/Females-excelling-in-higher-education


The NCAA’s diversity pledge is an important step on the path to inclusion
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/molly-corbett-broad/the-ncaas-diversity-pledg_b_12247250.html

OTHER

Campus hiring drops by 20%; IT firms await US Prez polls outcome
http://www.deccanchronicle.com/nation/in-other-news/021016/campus-hiring-drops-by-20-per-cent-it-firms-await-us-prez-polls-outcome.html


5 importnt tips for students and new grads looking for their dream jobs
http://www.foxnews.com/us/2016/10/02/5-important-tips-for-students-and-new-grads-looking-for-their-dream-jobs.print.html


Single gender breakthrough – Dallas district opened three new single-gender schools
http://www.parentherald.com/articles/70893/20161005/single-%E2%80%93-gender-breakthrough-dallas-district-opened-three-new-single-%E2%80%93-gender-schools.htm


It is time for greater American diversity in China
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/carola-mcgiffert/its-time-for-greater-amer_b_12318978.html

EVENTS

Below is a collection on events that are happening around the country.  For more information on events in particular around Sweet Briar please check http://sbc.edu/featured-events/


Sweet Briar alumna and artist Jill Steenhuis will be touring the US this Fall.  Here is her schedule:
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OCTOBER 13, 2016
Not Sweet Briar related, but should you be in the area…

Join the Robert E Lee Soil & Water Conservation District for a Farm Field Day to be held on October 13, 2016 at the Appomattox High School Farm  (198 Evergreen Ave Appomattox, VA 24522) See attached flyer for more information on the topics to be covered.districtfarmfieldday_oct132016
There is no cost to attend this event, but registration is required by October 11, 2016 by 4:30 pm. Contact: Jonathan Wooldridge at(434) 352-2819 or jonathan.wooldridge@releeconservation.comdistrictfarmfieldday_oct132016

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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

A MEMBER OF THE SWEET BRIAR SWIM TEAM IS UNABLE TO ATTEND THE WINTER TRAINING WEEK IN SOUTH FLORIDA DUE TO INSUFFICIENT FUNDS.  IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO HELP OUT AND DONATE A FEW BUCKS, TOGETHER WE COULD RAISE ENOUGH TO SEND HER TO FLORIDA.
PLEASE GO TO:
https://www.officialpayments.com/pc_template_cobrand.jsp?body=pc_step2_amount_body.jsp
IF YOU HAVE TROUBLE SIGNING IN, TRY SBC.EDU AND CLICK ON ‘GIVE ONLINE’ ON THE TOP RIGHT.
WHEN MAKING A DONATION PLEASE CHOOSE DESIGNATION #8 ‘OTHER’ AND ADD ‘SWIM TEAM – WINTER TRAINING – CAPTAIN’S FUND’ IN THE SPACE BELOW.
THANK YOU

Vixen Watch for October 8, 2016

Vixen Watch for October 1, 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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AND THE OUTSTANDING ALUMNAE AWARD GOES TO:
DEBRA ELKINS ’93 AND SARAH VON ROSENBERG ’72
CO-CHAIRS OF THE ALUMNAE ALLIANCE COUNCIL!

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=ipuNsoFesw4.
CONGRATULATIONS ON THIS WELL DESERVED AWARD. HOLLA!  HOLLA!

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

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PLEASE CHECK THE ‘VIXENS HELPING VIXENS’ SECTION.  A MEMBER OF THE SWEET BRIAR SWIM TEAM IS UNABLE TO ATTEND THE WINTER TRAINING WEEK IN SOUTH FLORIDA DUE TO INSUFFICIENT FUNDS AND COULD USE OUR HELP.  

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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. 

LIZ KAUFFMAN ’82 RECENTLY LOST HER FATHER WHO WAS A GREAT SUPPORTER OF SAVING SWEET BRIAR AND AN AVID TENNIS PLAYER.  IN MEMORY OF HER FATHER VERNON l. KAUFFMAN AND IN LIEU OF FLOWERS, LIZ WOULD LIKE CONTRIBUTIONS TO BE MADE TO THE SWEET BRIAR TENNIS COURT RESURFACING PROJECT.  PLEASE GO TO
https://www.officialpayments.com/pc_template_cobrand.jsp?body=pc_step2_amount_body.jsp
IF YOU HAVE TROUBLE WITH THIS LINK, TRY SBC.EDU AND CLICK ON ‘GIVE ONLINE’ ON THE TOP RIGHT.

Choose #8 for designation and type “Tennis Court Resurfacing”; further down on the page select ‘In Memory Of’ and write Vernon L. Kauffman.
Thank you

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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 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

Resurrected Sweet Briar College upgraded three levels by S&P
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-09-27/resurrected-sweet-briar-college-upgraded-three-levels-by-s-p?cmpid=yhoo.headline
and
http://sbc.edu/news/sweet-briars-credit-rating-from-sp-global-inc-jumps-by-three-levels-reflecting-improvements-in-enrollment-management-and-long-term-planning/
and
http://www.bondbuyer.com/news/regionalnews/sweet-briar-college-upgraded-1114744-1.html


Borgesian time travel – A Sweet Briar student’s journey through words
http://sbc.edu/news/borgesian-time-travel-a-journey-through-words/


The payoff for a Virginia college degree varies considerably by type of degree, major, and college
http://www.benzinga.com/pressreleases/16/09/p8487263/the-payoff-for-a-virginia-college-degree-varies-considerably-by-type-of


Academic awards honor Sweet Briar students at Founders’Day Convocation
http://sbc.edu/news/academic-awards-honor-sweet-briar-students-at-founders-day-convocation/


Vixen riders claim reserve championship at season’s first IHSA competition
http://sbc.edu/news/vixen-riders-claim-reserve-championship-at-seasons-first-ihsa-competition/


Sweet Briar College names new director of alumnae relations
http://sbc.edu/news/sweet-briar-college-names-new-director-of-alumnae-relations/


Stacy Sickels Locke ’88 receives 2016 business partnership award from the 21st century education foundation
https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/2016-business-partnership-award-from-21st-century-stacey?trk=hp-feed-article-title-publish


Undergrad scholars return to Sweet Briar for annual MARCUS conference
http://sbc.edu/news/undergrad-scholars-return-to-sweet-briar-for-annual-marcus-conference/


10 questions live – How lawyer Phillip Stone brought Sweet Briar College back to life
http://www.abajournal.com/news/article/10_questions_live_Phillip_Stone


Alumna Lisa Hite is in the news – toward the end of the article
Louisville Metro Park events recap
http://insiderlouisville.com/sponsored/louisville-metro-parks-event-recap/


Renowned monarch expert to speak at Sweet Briar on butterfly’s troubling decline
http://sbc.edu/news/renowned-monarch-expert-to-speak-at-sweet-briar-on-butterflys-troubling-decline/

 

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

SUBMITTED BY MEMBERS OF THE SWEET BRIAR FAMILY

Submitted by Deirdre Conley
Who are the women of Davos?
https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2016/01/who-are-the-women-of-davos-2016/

 

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


Debra Elkins ’93 and Sarah von Rosenberg ’72 Co-chairs of the Alumnae Alliance Council awarded with 2016 Outstanding Alumna Award.  Congratulations!


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 

Jessica Jackley ’00 is proof that it doesn’t matter what you major in
http://bucknellian.net/66677/news/66677/


Why black studies matters  in an age of liberal arts angst
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/deborah-douglas/why-black-studies-matters_b_12141216.html


Future proofing at worst,  applied creativity at best
http://thesnapper.millersville.edu/index.php/2016/09/23/future-proofing-at-worst-applied-creativity-at-best/


The writing on the wall
http://www.thedartmouth.com/article/2016/09/the-writing-on-the-wall


To survive a 5G future, get a liberal arts degree
http://www.thehoya.com/to-survive-a-5g-future-get-a-liberal-arts-degree/


As students shift toward sciences, Northfield colleges maintain pride in liberal arts education
http://www.southernminn.com/northfield_news/news/article_0d860e36-db5e-5f18-b40e-72d2fbff1a3f.html


Burstein rethinks community in opening convocation
http://www.lawrentian.com/archives/1008743


Column – The counter cultural liberal arts
http://www.vnews.com/liberal-arts-4866553


Why all humanists should go to prison
http://www.chronicle.com/article/Why-All-Humanists-Should-Go-to/237878


A four week graduate school experience
http://www.csbsju.edu/news/wright-neh


Liberal arts education in prison
http://columbiaspectator.com/eye/2016/09/26/liberal-arts-education-prison


China – NYU Shanghai a ‘new model’ for Chinese higher education
https://www.timeshighereducation.com/news/nyu-shanghai-new-model-chinese-higher-education


12 best liberal arts colleges for international students – Why say NO to STEM
http://www.forbes.com/sites/yizhuwang/2016/09/28/liberal-arts-colleges-are-fast-becoming-a-magnet-for-international-students/


Idea Festival 2016 – Why science and tech need the humanities to create maximum value, explains MIT physicist
http://www.techrepublic.com/article/ideafestival-2016-why-science-and-tech-need-the-humanities-to-create-maximum-value-explains-mit/


PEO chapter meets, plans annual bridge marathon
http://www.neshobademocrat.com/Content/Default/Article-Briefs-Society-mobile-/Article/P-E-O-chapter-meets-plans-annual-bridge-marathon/-3/593/39532


CFCC panel – Humanities vital to a democracy
http://www.starnewsonline.com/news/20160929/cfcc-panel-humanities-vital-to-democracy

STEM

Africa – AU calls for greater investment in STEM training
http://www.itnewsafrica.com/2016/09/au-calls-for-greater-investment-in-stem-training/
and
http://www.herald.co.zw/invest-in-stem-urges-au-africa-needs-architects-engineers-townurban-planners/


Wonderings of a wallflower – STEM is great but…
http://isubengal.com/wonderings-wallflower-stem-great/


College announces new engineering, design initiative during BOV meeting
http://flathatnews.com/2016/09/27/college-announces-new-engineering-design-initiative-during-bov-meeting/
and
http://flathatnews.com/2016/09/27/a-curricular-change-of-pace-college-shifts-focus-to-interdisciplinary-learning/


Toyota USA brings math alive on the assembly line with Spark 101 STEM skills video
http://www.prweb.com/releases/2016/09/prweb13718465.htm


How to solve the tech talent crunch? Former California CTO says don’t require a STEM degree.
https://enterprisersproject.com/article/2016/9/how-solve-tech-talent-crunch-former-california-cto-says-dont-require-stem-degree


Klein ISD program takes science, technology learning on the road
http://www.yourhoustonnews.com/cypresscreek/news/klein-isd-program-takes-science-technology-learning-on-the-road/article_e4b47e11-6f17-57e5-a684-b83050c02620.html

WOMEN IN STEM

Our opinion – Gender gap in engineering narrows at UMaine
http://www.centralmaine.com/2016/09/23/our-opinion-gender-gap-in-engineering-narrows-at-umaine/


‘Are STEM syllabi gendered?’ A feminist professor says women can’t do science
http://reason.com/blog/2016/09/22/are-stem-syllabi-gendered-a-feminist-pro


The power of the female scientist
http://www.theeagleonline.com/article/2016/09/the-power-of-the-female-scientist-column


Pornhub offers – $25K STEM scholarship
http://www.pcmag.com/news/348104/pornhub-offers-25k-stem-scholarship


Mesquite schools embrace Gov. Sandoval’s STEM initiative
http://www.thespectrum.com/story/news/local/mesquite/2016/09/22/mesquite-schools-embrace-govs-andovals-stem-initiative/90860060/


Women in games, Play Station team up for girl scouts merit badge project
http://www.gameindustry.com/news-industry-happenings/women-games-playstation-team-girl-scouts-merit-badge-project/
and
http://www.awn.com/news/wigi-powers-help-greater-los-angeles-girl-scouts-earn-innovative-patch-video-game-design


UL to drive more women towards male jobs
http://www.limerickleader.ie/news/home/216936/ul-to-drive-more-women-towards-male-jobs.html


The future of STEM is female
https://theaggie.org/2016/09/22/the-future-of-stem-is-female/


Mexico – Engineering graduate number ‘triple in Mexico’
https://www.timeshighereducation.com/news/engineering-graduate-numbers-triple-mexico


Tyco Security Products, Google, GE sponsor flying bridges leadership event for women
http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20160923005469/en/Tyco-Security-Products-Google-GE-Sponsor-Flying


How Neil de Grasse Tyson champions women and geeks in Star Talk season 3
http://www.bustle.com/articles/185680-how-neil-degrasse-tyson-champions-women-geeks-in-startalk-season-3


Superwomen in lab coats – let’s give women scientists their due
https://www.thequint.com/technology/2016/09/23/superwomen-with-lab-coats-lets-give-women-scientists-their-due-iisc-rohini-godbole-chandrima-shaha-dst


A girl in the room – Alfred University alumna to talk about women in science fields
http://www.alfred.edu/pressreleases/viewrelease.cfm?ID=12997


Three Texas universities ranked high for proportion of women STEM majors
http://www.chron.com/news/education/article/Three-Texas-Universities-ranked-high-for-highest-9242397.php


Hart to Heart – Encouraging more girls toward engineering
http://www.chron.com/news/education/article/Three-Texas-Universities-ranked-high-for-highest-9242397.php


UK – Gender pay gap will remain until 2069 says Deloitte
http://www.thedrum.com/news/2016/09/24/gender-pay-gap-will-remain-until-2069-says-deloitte
and
http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-37460778
and
http://metro.co.uk/2016/09/24/women-may-have-to-wait-half-a-century-before-equal-pay-in-the-workplace-6149319/
and
https://www.cchdaily.co.uk/fifty-years-close-gender-pay-gap-deloitte-says
and
http://www.londonlovesbusiness.com/business-news/business/sorry-ladies-it-would-take-over-50-years-for-women-to-be-paid-as-much-as-men/12861.article


UK – UK gender pay gap predicted to close 99 years after the 1970 Equal Pay Act was passed
http://www.wearethecity.com/uk-gender-pay-gap-predicted-close-99-years-1970-equal-pay-act-passed/


Move over Silicon Valley, Triangle wants your STEM women
http://www.newsobserver.com/news/business/article103578672.html


L’Oreal USA announces 2016 women in science fellows
https://globalcosmeticsnews.com/north-america/3404/l-oreal-usa-announces-2016-women-in-science-fellows


STEM – Meet the 5 scientists receiving $60K from L’Oreal USA
http://www.bizjournals.com/bizwomen/news/latest-news/2016/09/stem-meet-the-5-scientists-receiving-60k-from-l.html


STEM subjects hold the key to reducing gender pay gap
http://www.cityam.com/250012/stem-subjects-hold-key-reducing-gender-pay-gap


The leaky pipe problem
http://www.mcgilldaily.com/2016/09/the-leaky-pipe-problem/


India – 7 historic Indian women in STEM we don’t know of but should
http://www.feminisminindia.com/2016/09/27/seven-historic-indian-women-in-stem/


Are female STEM and business majors subject to a ‘Marriage Market’ penalty?
https://www.goodcall.com/news/female-stem-business-majors-subject-marriage-market-penalty-08691


Donnelly – Why culture counts in STEM education
http://www.mystatesman.com/news/news/opinion/donnelly-why-culture-counts-in-stem-education/nsfnp/


Why are most inventors men?
http://www.pbs.org/newshour/updates/why-are-most-inventors-men/


The gender gap in STEM
http://caccactus.com/8041/around-campus/the-gender-gap-in-stem/


North Carolina 5th best state for gender pay gap
http://www.dailytarheel.com/article/2016/09/gender-wage-gap-north-carolina-5th


Botswana – ICT progress also celebrated in Botswana golden jubilee
http://www.biztechafrica.com/article/ict-progress-also-celebrated-botswana-golden-jubil/11796/


Suw Charman Anderson – Why I founded Ada Lovelace Day
http://www.projectada.co.uk/suw-charman-anderson-founded-ada-lovelace-day/


What it will take to keep women from leaving STEM
https://hbr.org/2016/09/what-it-will-take-to-keep-women-from-leaving-stem


Million women mentors – Kentucky unveiled in Frankfort Wednesday
http://uknow.uky.edu/content/million-women-mentors%E2%80%93kentucky-unveiled-frankfort-wednesday
and
http://www.lanereport.com/68287/2016/09/lt-governor-helps-launch-million-women-mentors-initiative-of-kentucky/
and
http://wkms.org/post/lt-governor-hampton-joins-national-initiative-women-stem
and
http://surfky.com/index.php/179-news/kentucky/112852-lt-gov-jenean-hampton-launches-million-women-mentors-of-kentucky


Women of substance
http://www.nationmultimedia.com/life/Women-of-substance-30296428.html


Women in STEM campaign worsens bias against the humanities
http://thewellesleynews.com/2016/09/28/women-in-stem-campaign-worsens-bias-against-the-humanities/


Big Bang’s brainy Bialek is new face of Fisher Price’s STEM focused toys
http://www.buffalonews.com/business/big-bangs-brainy-bialik-is-new-face-of-fisher-prices-stem-focused-toys-20160927


What actress and neuroscientist Mayim Bialik actually thinks about the toy that teaches preschoolers how to code
http://www.popsugar.com/moms/Fisher-Price-STEM-Toys-Kids-42470730


How Twitter shows the future promise of STEM
http://www.justmeans.com/blog/how-twitter-shows-the-future-promise-of-stem


Girl scouts can earn videogame design patches now
https://killscreen.com/articles/girl-scouts-can-earn-videogame-design-patches-now/


Melinda Gates turns her focus to promoting women in tech
http://www.theverge.com/2016/9/29/13110070/melinda-gates-women-in-tech-microsoft-foundation


Why this big gap for women in the workplace should get much more attention
http://www.cortezjournal.com/article/20160929/AP/309299759/Why-this-big-gap-for-women-in-the-workplace-should-get-much-more-attention


Scotland – Sturgeon praises report to increase women in STEM subjects
http://www.thenational.scot/news/sturgeon-praises-report-to-increase-women-in-stem-subjects.23023


Female students urged to pursue STEM-related careers
http://www.dailycomet.com/news/20160929/female-students-urged-to-pursue-stem-related-careers

STEAM

Ireland – Time to focus on Art in education
http://www.irishtimes.com/opinion/letters/time-to-focus-on-art-in-education-1.2802089


Fab Lab conference sparks enthusiasm
http://www.apg-wi.com/ashland_daily_press/news/fab-lab-conference-sparks-enthusiasm/article_ccf11bda-812d-11e6-819a-83f7823b7073.html


Start up advances technology that uses fish waste, water to grow vegetables, plants indoor
http://www.cpbj.com/article/20160923/CPBJ01/160929925/startup-advances-technology-that-uses-fish-waste-water-to-grow-vegetables-plants-indoors


Turning STEM into STEAM with music education and service learning
http://news.uark.edu/articles/35463/turning-stem-into-steam-with-music-education-and-service-learning


Think science – STEAM
http://tpr.org/post/think-science-steam


USS Missouri crew encourages young people to embrace STEAM
http://fox2now.com/2016/09/23/uss-missouri-crew-encourages-young-people-to-embrace-steam/


STEAM village pushes student innovations
http://www.grbj.com/articles/86218-steam-village-pushes-student-innovation


Cindy McGuire – Srsly, ppl need 2 c real sentences
http://www.leavenworthtimes.com/opinion/20160924/cindy-mcguire-srsly-ppl-need-2-c-real-sentences


STEAM on the Quad aimed at getting students interested in science, technology, and art
http://www.hometownstations.com/story/33182990/steam-on-the-quad-aimed-at-getting-students-interested-in-science-technology-and-art


Malta – Science meets the city
http://www.timesofmalta.com/articles/view/20160925/arts-entertainment/science-meets-the-city-again.626102


All Tech and All Fun at STEAM Works Studios
http://baristanet.com/2016/09/tech-fun-steam-works-studio/


2 Longmont businesses score start-up grants
http://bizwest.com/2-longmont-businesses-score-startup-grants/


Tribal Planet hosts exclusive event to launch citizen science mobile platform
http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/tribal-planet-hosts-exclusive-event-to-launch-citizen-science-mobile-platform-300336736.html

WOMEN’S COLLEGE

So long to the Columbia girl who has it all
http://columbiaspectator.com/opinion/2016/09/27/so-long-columbia-girl-who-has-it-all


Princeton professor documents the movement that ended single – sex education at elite schools
http://www.philly.com/philly/living/20160928_Princeton_professor_documents_the_movement_that_ended_single-sex_education_at_elite_schools.html

COLLEGE EQUESTRIAN

New Albion College equestrian center among largest in the nation
http://www.mlive.com/news/jackson/index.ssf/2016/09/albion_college_to_open_nations.html


College scholarship for equestrians
http://www.horsechannel.com/young-rider/college-scholarships-for-equestrians.aspx

STUDENT RECRUITMENT, ENROLLMENT, ETC.

International students choosing MCC for college studies
http://www.wtok.com/content/news/International-students-choosing-MCC-for-college-studies-394461781.html


Amid scrutiny, for-profit colleges see enrollment slide.
http://www.azcentral.com/story/news/local/arizona-education/2016/09/22/amid-scrutiny–profit-colleges-see-enrollment-slide/90862624/


India – JCC university sees massive placements
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/mysuru/JSS-university-sees-massive-placements/articleshow/54476586.cms
and
http://www.nyoooz.com/mysore/612708/jss-university-sees-massive-placements


Overlooked, black students in rural areas face unique challenges, says UGA researcher
http://onlineathens.com/mobile/2016-09-23/overlooked-black-students-rural-areas-face-unique-challenges-says-uga-researcher


UW system fall enrollment down 5,000 students
http://www.jsonline.com/story/news/education/2016/09/23/uw-system-fall-enrollment-down-5000-students/90800218/


Fort Lewis College enrollment down 3.3 percent
http://www.durangoherald.com/article/20160925/NEWS01/160929693/-1/s


History majors decline at Ithaca College and nationwide
https://theithacan.org/news/history-majors-decline-at-ithaca-college-and-nationwide/


Saint Rose boasts record number enrolled
http://www.timesunion.com/local/article/Record-student-number-this-fall-9289864.php


Area colleges brainstorm about enrollment
http://www.thonline.com/news/dubuque/article_5949abb5-8c9d-5cd7-b056-38dddf41936c.html


How recruiters decide which school to visit
http://www.wsj.com/articles/how-recruiters-decide-which-schools-to-visit-1475029868


How colleges stack up on pay0ff for students
http://www.wsj.com/articles/how-colleges-stack-up-on-the-payoff-for-students-1475030224


Recruitment fraud – 2 Somerset County employees admit helping foreign clients with VISA fraud – US Attorney
http://patch.com/new-jersey/bridgewater/2-somerset-county-employees-admit-helping-foreign-clients-visa-fraud-us
and
http://www.business-standard.com/article/pti-stories/two-indians-charged-with-visa-fraud-in-new-jersey-116092800141_1.html
and
http://www.mycentraljersey.com/story/news/crime/jersey-mayhem/2016/09/27/2-somerset-employees-plea-running-pay-stay-operation-foreigners/91188074/


Students learn prospective college path
http://www.stwnewspress.com/news/students-learn-prospective-college-paths/article_9fb218ab-b473-5d54-9943-a05832f62a72.html


Increase in international students puts global face on Rutgers
http://news.rutgers.edu/feature/increase-international-students-puts-global-face-rutgers/20160928#.V-z4mfArI2w

COLLEGE SUSTAINABILITY AND AGRICULTURE

Hendrix College signs climate commitment
https://www.hendrix.edu/news/news.aspx?id=80335


On the farm at Bowdoin College, education grows organically
http://bangordailynews.com/2016/09/26/homestead/on-the-farm-at-bowdoin-college-education-grows-organically/


Oregon Tilth helps fund OSU organic extension position
http://www.capitalpress.com/Oregon/20160928/oregon-tilth-helps-fund-osu-organic-extension-position

COLLEGE FINANCES, GRANTS, ETC.

Bipartisan senate bill takes a carrot and stick approach to boosting college access, graduation rate
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/grade-point/wp/2016/09/22/ipartisan-senate-bill-takes-a-carrot-and-stick-approach-to-boosting-college-access-graduation-rates/


Decreasing median incomes linked to rising numbers of Pell Grant recipients
More aid for the needy
https://www.insidehighered.com/news/2016/09/23/decreasing-median-incomes-linked-rising-numbers-pell-grant-recipients


Small colleges face hurdles as they’re pushed to change
https://www.insidehighered.com/news/2016/09/23/small-colleges-face-hurdles-theyre-pushed-change


Ireland – Record 30,000 students to receive first grant payments
http://www.irishexaminer.com/ireland/record-30000-students-to-receive-first-grant-payments-422608.html


How to get paid to play sports in college
http://www.usnews.com/education/best-colleges/articles/2016-09-23/how-to-get-paid-to-play-sports-in-college


Qualified high school students can now access Pell grant funds
http://www.courant.com/community/killingly/hc-kn-dayville-pell-grant-changes-0929-20160926-story.html


Students and UC leaders urge Congress to restore year-round Pell grants
http://universityofcalifornia.edu/news/students-uc-leaders-urge-congress-restore-year-round-pell-grants


$3.6 Million grant funding helps Valley students realize educational dreams
http://www.ucmerced.edu/news/2016/36-million-grant-helps-valley-students-realize-educational-dreams


US Department of Education awards NEIU millions in grants
http://neiuindependent.org/6233/news/us-department-of-education-awards-neiu-millions-in-grant/


Tuition loan defaults jump at technical colleges
http://www.sheboyganpress.com/story/news/2016/09/27/tuition-loan-defaults-jump-technical-colleges/90264274/


Fort Worth oilman, wife donate $20 million to liberal arts at UT
http://www.mystatesman.com/news/news/local/fort-worth-oilman-wife-donating-20-million-to-libe/nsgQ3/
and
http://patch.com/texas/downtownaustin/billionaire-oilman-donates-20-million-university-texas-liberal-arts-college


UA engineering receives $1.07 million diversity  grant from NSF
https://uanews.arizona.edu/story/ua-engineering-receives-107m-diversity-grant-nsf

WOMEN IN HIGHER EDUCATION

Why gender diversity is a business imperative
http://www.benzinga.com/pressreleases/16/09/p8487263/the-payoff-for-a-virginia-college-degree-varies-considerably-by-type-of


Saudi Arabia – Saudi women get more chances for senior positions
http://saudigazette.com.sa/saudi-arabia/saudi-women-get-chances-senior-positions/


The fight for workplace gender equality isn’t over
http://www.idsnews.com/article/2016/09/fight-for-workplace-gender-equality


Women’s nonprofit pairs wine with activism to raise money
http://www.fairfaxtimes.com/articles/women-s-nonprofit-pairs-wine-with-activism-to-raise-money/article_e9d2bc7a-81cf-11e6-bf64-3f61fa5f5439.html


Great Britain – Babies born to women aged 45 and over rises by a third
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-37440538


Dr. Karen Tice talks gender and race in beauty pageants, higher education
http://www.the-college-reporter.com/2016/09/25/dr-karen-tice-talks-gender-and-race-in-beauty-pageants-and-higher-education/


Barnard College of and part of Columbia University
http://columbiaspectator.com/opinion/2016/09/25/barnard-college-and-part-columbia-university


UI women gather to empower all females
http://daily-iowan.com/2016/09/27/ui-women-gather-to-empower-all-females/


Israel – Narrowing gender pay gap in Israel would boost GDP by 7% treasury says
http://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/business/1.744492


Why college educated women are the key to beating Donald Trump
http://www.popsugar.com/news/College-Educated-Women-Voting-2016-Election-42459341


UK – Experts reveal the cardinal sin most women make when choosing a career – so did you commit it?
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-3810005/Expert-reveals-cardinal-sin-women-make-choosing-career-did-commit-it.html


Head to head – Is there a feminist issue in college enrollment?  Obviously
http://www.transyrambler.com/head-to-head-is-there-a-feminist-issue-in-college-enrollment-obviously/


Pakistan – Investing in education of Pakistani female
http://dailytimes.com.pk/editorial/29-Sep-16/investing-in-education-of-pakistani-females


How work and family life conflict in the modern university
https://www.timeshighereducation.com/news/how-work-and-family-life-conflict-modern-university


UNESCO report shows empowering women has huge benefits for the environment
http://naija247news.com/2016/09/unesco-report-shows-empowering-women-huge-benefits-environment/


Katie Coombs – Growing up female in the United States
http://www.rgj.com/story/life/2016/09/29/katie-coombs-growing-up-female-united-states/91290508/

OTHER

How ITT Tech screwed students and made millions
http://www.gizmodo.in/news/How-ITT-Tech-Screwed-Students-and-Made-Millions/articleshow/54472057.cms


A 32 year old disabled  vet thought ITT Tech was his ticket out of poverty  – his story shows everything wrong with for-profit colleges
http://www.businessinsider.de/itt-tech-closure-and-the-growth-of-for-profit-colleges-2016-9?r=US&IR=T


UofO, ATU team up for international students masters program
http://www.swtimes.com/news/20160926/uofo-atu-team-up-for-international-student-masters-programhttp://www.swtimes.com/news/20160926/uofo-atu-team-up-for-international-student-masters-program


Going Greek? Current president of the Inter-Greek Council reflects on public perception of Trinity’s Greek system
http://commons.trincoll.edu/tripod/2016/09/27/going-greek-current-president-of-the-inter-greek-council-reflects-on-public-perception-of-trinitys-greek-system/

EVENTS

Below is a collection on events that are happening around the country.  For more information on events in particular around Sweet Briar please check http://sbc.edu/featured-events/ 

OCTOBER 13, 2016
Not Sweet Briar related, but should you be in the area…

Join the Robert E Lee Soil & Water Conservation District for a Farm Field Day to be held on October 13, 2016 at the Appomattox High School Farm  (198 Evergreen Ave Appomattox, VA 24522) See attached flyer for more information on the topics to be covered.districtfarmfieldday_oct132016
There is no cost to attend this event, but registration is required by October 11, 2016 by 4:30 pm. Contact: Jonathan Wooldridge at(434) 352-2819 or jonathan.wooldridge@releeconservation.comdistrictfarmfieldday_oct132016

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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

A MEMBER OF THE SWEET BRIAR SWIM TEAM IS UNABLE TO ATTEND THE WINTER TRAINING WEEK IN SOUTH FLORIDA DUE TO INSUFFICIENT FUNDS.  IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO HELP OUT AND DONATE A FEW BUCKS, TOGETHER WE COULD RAISE ENOUGH TO SEND HER TO FLORIDA.
PLEASE GO TO:
https://www.officialpayments.com/pc_template_cobrand.jsp?body=pc_step2_amount_body.jsp
IF YOU HAVE TROUBLE SIGNING IN, TRY SBC.EDU AND CLICK ON ‘GIVE ONLINE’ ON THE TOP RIGHT.
WHEN MAKING A DONATION PLEASE CHOOSE DESIGNATION #8 ‘OTHER’ AND ADD ‘SWIM TEAM – WINTER TRAINING – CAPTAIN’S FUND’ IN THE SPACE BELOW.
THANK YOU

Vixen Watch for October 1, 2016