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!
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.
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.
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
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
In ‘The Trojan Women’ Sweet Briar Theatre echoes themes of war still relevant today
Sweet Briar riders score again at HITS Culpepper
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.
For the 22nd year, Central Virginia aspiring dancers learn steps at Sweet Briar
Engineering newbies compete in 13th annual Cardboard Boat Regatta
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Sweet Briar online brochure to share with any young lady looking for a great college
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Sexual Harassment in STEM – ‘It’s tragic for society’
Posted on Facebook by Catherine Viette
How humanities can help fix the world
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!
TO MAKE A GIFT NOW, VISIT SBC.EDU/GIFT.
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WOMEN IN STEM
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Jane Muir – Close the gender gap in patents and technology
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COLLEGE SUSTAINABILITY AND AGRICULTURE
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KSC is first college in the US to heat with purified wasted vegetable oil
On-campus sustainability continues to improve
College of the Atlantic ranked #1 green college
Chesapeake College wins national award
COA named top ‘green’ college
Pitt-Bradford named environmentally responsible college
SIU again earns spot in Princeton Review’s “Green Colleges” guide
CSU ranked No. 4 in green colleges guide
COLLEGE FINANCES, GRANTS, ETC.
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College Changes Everything month
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WOMEN IN HIGHER EDUCATION
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Women’s Empowerment Alliance at Cincinnati State addresses protection from campus assaults
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The NCAA’s diversity pledge is an important step on the path to inclusion
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Sweet Briar alumna and artist Jill Steenhuis will be touring the US this Fall. Here is her schedule:
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.
PLEASE GO TO:
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.