AND THE OUTSTANDING ALUMNAE AWARD GOES TO:
DEBRA ELKINS ’93 AND SARAH VON ROSENBERG ’72
CO-CHAIRS OF THE ALUMNAE ALLIANCE COUNCIL!
CONGRATULATIONS ON THIS WELL DESERVED AWARD. HOLLA! HOLLA!
MARK YOUR CALENDAR AND START SAVING!
REUNION IS GOING TO BE JUNE 2 THROUGH 4 2017.
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.
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
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.
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SWEET BRIAR NEWS
Resurrected Sweet Briar College upgraded three levels by S&P
Borgesian time travel – A Sweet Briar student’s journey through words
The payoff for a Virginia college degree varies considerably by type of degree, major, and college
Academic awards honor Sweet Briar students at Founders’Day Convocation
Vixen riders claim reserve championship at season’s first IHSA competition
Sweet Briar College names new director of alumnae relations
Stacy Sickels Locke ’88 receives 2016 business partnership award from the 21st century education foundation
Undergrad scholars return to Sweet Briar for annual MARCUS conference
10 questions live – How lawyer Phillip Stone brought Sweet Briar College back to life
Alumna Lisa Hite is in the news – toward the end of the article
Louisville Metro Park events recap
Renowned monarch expert to speak at Sweet Briar on butterfly’s troubling decline
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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:
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!
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!
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WOMEN IN STEM
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‘Are STEM syllabi gendered?’ A feminist professor says women can’t do science
The power of the female scientist
Pornhub offers – $25K STEM scholarship
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Women in games, Play Station team up for girl scouts merit badge project
UL to drive more women towards male jobs
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Tyco Security Products, Google, GE sponsor flying bridges leadership event for women
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Superwomen in lab coats – let’s give women scientists their due
A girl in the room – Alfred University alumna to talk about women in science fields
Three Texas universities ranked high for proportion of women STEM majors
Hart to Heart – Encouraging more girls toward engineering
UK – Gender pay gap will remain until 2069 says Deloitte
UK – UK gender pay gap predicted to close 99 years after the 1970 Equal Pay Act was passed
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L’Oreal USA announces 2016 women in science fellows
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STEM subjects hold the key to reducing gender pay gap
The leaky pipe problem
India – 7 historic Indian women in STEM we don’t know of but should
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Donnelly – Why culture counts in STEM education
Why are most inventors men?
The gender gap in STEM
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Botswana – ICT progress also celebrated in Botswana golden jubilee
Suw Charman Anderson – Why I founded Ada Lovelace Day
What it will take to keep women from leaving STEM
Million women mentors – Kentucky unveiled in Frankfort Wednesday
Women of substance
Women in STEM campaign worsens bias against the humanities
What actress and neuroscientist Mayim Bialik actually thinks about the toy that teaches preschoolers how to code
How Twitter shows the future promise of STEM
Girl scouts can earn videogame design patches now
Melinda Gates turns her focus to promoting women in tech
Why this big gap for women in the workplace should get much more attention
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Female students urged to pursue STEM-related careers
Ireland – Time to focus on Art in education
Fab Lab conference sparks enthusiasm
Start up advances technology that uses fish waste, water to grow vegetables, plants indoor
Turning STEM into STEAM with music education and service learning
Think science – STEAM
USS Missouri crew encourages young people to embrace STEAM
STEAM village pushes student innovations
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STUDENT RECRUITMENT, ENROLLMENT, ETC.
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Overlooked, black students in rural areas face unique challenges, says UGA researcher
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COLLEGE SUSTAINABILITY AND AGRICULTURE
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COLLEGE FINANCES, GRANTS, ETC.
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More aid for the needy
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Qualified high school students can now access Pell grant funds
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Fort Worth oilman, wife donate $20 million to liberal arts at UT
UA engineering receives $1.07 million diversity grant from NSF
WOMEN IN HIGHER EDUCATION
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UI women gather to empower all females
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UNESCO report shows empowering women has huge benefits for the environment
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UofO, ATU team up for international students masters program
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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 firstname.lastname@example.org_oct132016
Please Join RVA SBC Alumnae Club as we welcome Dr Lynn Rainville, Reserach Professor and Director of the Tusculum Institute, to Richmond to hear her speak on “Sweet Briar Founders: What’s Past is Prologue.” Registration begins at 11:30am. The program will last from 12-1pm.
Lunch Cost: $20 (includes lunch and program)
We will be selling Dr Rainville’s book, “Sweet Briar College” for $25! You’ll be able to pick it up and get it autographed at the lunch. Reserve your copy today!
*If you are unable to attend the lunch but would still like an autograph, please let us know and we will get an autographed copy to you.
You can use the links below to PayPal funds for Lunch and Book, or mail checks to 8602 Lonepine Rd, Henrico VA 23294. Please RVSP by emailing email@example.com
Order Book by: Wednesday, September 21st:
(click link to order your copy)
RSVP for Lunch Spot by: Monday, October 17th:
(click link pay and reserve spot)
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.
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WHEN MAKING A DONATION PLEASE CHOOSE DESIGNATION #8 ‘OTHER’ AND ADD ‘SWIM TEAM – WINTER TRAINING – CAPTAIN’S FUND’ IN THE SPACE BELOW.