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

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

districtfarmfieldday_oct132016-page-001


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

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