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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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:
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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 19, 2016

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