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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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:
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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

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Vixen Watch for October 15, 2016

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