ONCE AGAIN A SWEET BRIAR VIXEN NEEDS YOUR HELP TO FUND A SUMMER MEDICAL INTERNSHIP IN AFRICA. PLEASE CHECK THE “VIXENS HELPING VIXENS” SECTION AT THE BOTTOM.
A NEW EDITION OF THE BRIAR WIRE IS OUT.
IT INCLUDES AN ANNOUNCEMENT OF OUR FUNDRAISING EFFORTS AND ITS FOCUS FOR THE FISCAL YEAR, AN UPDATE FROM SWEET BRIAR COLLEGE ALUMNAE ALLIANCE AND HOW THE RECIPIENTS OF THE OUTSTANDING ALUMNA AWARD WERE ANNOUNCED.
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PLEASE WATCH THIS NEW VIDEO MESSAGE FROM SWEET BRIAR COLLEGE PRESIDENT STONE
YOU CAN FIND A FEW VERY INTERESTING LINKS AND ARTICLES ON SWEET BRIAR ALUMNAE IN THE ‘SUBMITTED BY MEMBERS OF THE SWEET BRIAR COMMUNITY‘ SECTION.
CONGRATULATIONS ON THEIR ACCOMPLISHMENTS!
A NEW EVENT HAS BEEN ADDED FOR NOVEMBER 8 – IN THE ‘EVENTS‘ SECTION
SWEET BRIAR COLLEGE IS STILL HIRING
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MARK YOUR CALENDAR AND START SAVING!
REUNION IS GOING TO BE JUNE 2 THROUGH 4 2017.
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SWEET BRIAR NEWS
SUBMITTED BY MEMBERS OF THE SWEET BRIAR FAMILY
Posted on Facebook by Jane Dure
A women colleges that almost closed last year was just named one of the country’s best
These are the top 20 women’s colleges across the country
Submitted by Deirdre Conley
Sweet Briar College Cochran Library dedication
Posted on Facebook by Marilen Crump
I am very excited to announce this! AND there is also an E-book that you can get for FREE called “Living in Everyday Grace” (These tips are short and to the point because we know you have a full and busy life. Use them often to enhance your personal life experience.) Co-Written by me and other authors of “The Gifts of Grace & Gratitude”.
Thanks for all the support and encouragement!
Posted on Facebook by Sabryna McClung Roberson on Harpreet Kaur Bedi’s documentary “Under The Turban”
Greg & I travelled to Palo Alto today to view my ’93 Sweet Briar College classmate Preet and her husband Satinder’s documentary called “UNDER THE TURBAN.” This film was one selected by the United Nations Association Film Festival — out of approximately 700 entries. This year’s theme: “Compass for a Better World.”
The idea for this film was hatched when Preet & Satinder’s oldest daughter, Zara, asked what it meant to be Sikh (the 5th largest religion in the world); her parents did not know how to answer her question. The filming had them embarking on a journey to meet Sikhs around the world — from cheese makers in Italy to a group of North American Harley-Davidson riders outfitted it brightly hued turbans…
We met incredible people and are delighted to help spread the word of UNDER THE TURBAN!!
UNDER THE TURBAN – Description: A young, modern Sikh family travels the globe meeting with diverse communities of Sikhs to explore their roots and identity in Sikhism, the world’s fifth largest religion. ‘What makes me a Sikh?’ This question posed by nine-year-old Zara Garcha starts a family’s journey to learn about their religion. The Garcha family explores Sikhism, by visiting diverse Sikh communities around the world. Visiting with maharaja’s, cheesemakers, fashionistas, farmers and scholars to glean a better understanding of the world’s fifth largest religion. Their journey begins in Parma where they meet Sikhs who have a hand in creating Italy’s iconic Parmesan cheese. From there the Garcha family heads east traveling to The Golden Temple in Sikhism’s holy city, Amritsar, learning about the historical foundations and social history of the religion. Lived experience blends with academic insight as the family travels to the United Kingdom, Argentina, Canada and America gaining a better understanding of these modern Sikh communities and the fundamental aspects of this often misunderstood religion.
UNAFF (United Nations Association Film Festival), which was originally conceived to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the signing of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. It was founded by Stanford educator and film critic Jasmina Bojic with the participation of the Stanford Film Society and the UNA Midpeninsula Chapter, a community-based nonprofit organization.
Watch the trailer here https://vimeo.com/ondemand/undertheturban/132119217
Posted on Facebook by Jane Dure
Sweet Briar graduate Verda Colvin ’87 Superior Court judge in the Macon Judicial Circuit, has been named to Georgia’s law enforcement task force. Congratulations!
Gov deal announces law enforcement task force
Posted on Facebook by Tara Lynn
9 beautiful college campuses around Virginia
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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STEM AND STEAM
WOMEN IN STEM
STUDENT RECRUITMENT, ENROLLMENT, ETC.
COLLEGE SUSTAINABILITY AND AGRICULTURE
COLLEGE FINANCES, GRANTS, ETC.
WOMEN IN HIGHER EDUCATION
Sweet Briar alumna and artist Jill Steenhuis will be touring the US this Fall. Here is her schedule:
VIXENS HELPING VIXENS
A request posted on Facebook by Natalie Tacke
Lovely ladies!! My beautiful adopted vixen this year is trying to raise money to support a summer internship to Africa to help further her dreams of becoming a surgeon! She has created a go fund me page in an attempt to raise the funds necessary to make this happen!! Let’s show her some love and help make her dreams come true!!!