Vixen Watch for November 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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CAN YOU BELIEVE IT? THANKSGIVING IS NEXT WEEK.  PLEASE SCROLL DOWN TO THE ‘THANKSGIVING TRADITIONS AND/OR MEMORIES SUBMITTED BY MEMBER OF THE SWEET BRIAR FAMILY‘ SECTION WHERE YOU CAN READ A FUN AND BEAUTIFUL THANKSGIVING ANECDOTE.  

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THE HOLIDAYS ARE JUST AROUND THE CORNER. SHOPPING FOR EVERYONE ON YOUR LIST CAN SOMETIMES BE VERY TIME CONSUMING AND A HASSLE. SO WHY NOT CHECK OUT THE BOOKSTORE AT SWEET BRIAR.  IN ADDITION TO ALL THE VIXEN SWAG YOU NEED, YOU CAN FIND GIFTS FOR ANYONE IN YOUR FAMILY. CHECK IT OUT AND SHOP SWEET AT
https://shopsweet.sbc.edu/

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THE SWEET BRIAR MAGAZINE IS BACK WITH MORE PAGES CHOCK FILLED WITH NEWS.  CLICK ON THE LINK TO ACCESS IT.  https://www.yumpu.com/en/embed/view/9IlXTiYyCf2AWqvg

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ANNOUNCEMENT

WITH SO MUCH PUBLICATIONS FROM SWEET BRIAR COLLEGE- THE NEW AND IMPROVED SWEET BRIAR MAGAZINE, THE BRIAR WIRE, PLENTY OF SWEET BRIAR COLLEGE FACEBOOK PAGES, ETC. – AND A DECLINING NUMBER OF PEOPLE READING VIXEN WATCH,  THIS WILL BE THE LAST VIXEN WATCH FOR THE UNFORESEEN FUTURE.
AS THE ALUMNAE REPRESENTATIVE FOR FLORIDA I WILL STILL MAKE SURE THAT FLORIDA ALUMNAE RECEIVE IMPORTANT NEWS WHEN NECESSARY.
THANK YOU AND HOLA, HOLA.

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MANY ALUMNAE ARE CURRENTLY BUSY RECRUITING NEW STUDENTS TO STUDY AT SWEET BRIAR COLLEGE. HERE IS A GREAT VIDEO ANY ALUMNA OR FRIEND OF THE COLLEGE CAN USE TO RECRUIT STUDENTS.

WHY SWEET BRIAR? 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XTjJX_7U15g

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DON’T SKIP THE ‘SUBMITTED BY MEMBERS OF THE SWEET BRIAR FAMILY‘ SECTION AS YOU MAY FIND QUITE A FEW INTERESTING CONTRIBUTIONS.

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DON’T FORGET TO CHECK THE ‘EVENTS‘ SECTION FOR CLUB MEETING, ALUMNAE ART EXHIBITS AND MUCH MORE. 

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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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MARK YOUR CALENDAR AND START SAVING!
REUNION IS GOING TO BE JUNE 2 THROUGH 4 2017.  

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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 FUNDRAISERSDDODD@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 DETAILED REQUEST TO THE COMMENT BOX. DON’T FORGET TO ADD LINKS, FLYER, AND/OR PHOTOS.  THANK YOU. :-)

SWEET BRIAR NEWS

Provost to become president at Susquehanna University   (A Sweet Briar Connection)


Sweet Briar celebrates International Education Week with food, games, and a panel


Vixens wrap eventful semester with home IHSA show


College Notebook – Raiders making their marks in college  (last paragraph refers to Sweet Briar)


Elkins earns  federal ‘professional of the year’ award


Sweet Briar College and the transformative experience of riding


Eating out – Top 5 restaurants reviewed around Sweet Briar, VA

SUBMITTED BY MEMBERS OF THE SWEET BRIAR FAMILY

Posted on Facebook by Alice Dixon
ou are in the Board Room! The Sweet Briar College BOD held its fall meeting this Thursday through Saturday. Tremendously exciting things are being done to ensure the renaissance of our beloved College! A couple of interesting facts from the Alumnae Engagement side: Alumnae have donated 99,000 hours with a total value of $12 M. Ninety-eight alumnae and friends returned to campus this summer to participate in “Sweet Work Weeks,” helping to ready the campus for the return of our students. Sweet Briar alumnae lead the way among all women’s colleges in participation on the Alumnifire platform that supports career opportunities. Right now, there is a ratio of 15 alumnae standing ready for each student, to help with jobs, internships, mentoring, etc. Two hundred and sixty AAR’s (Alumnae Admissions Reps) covered 150 college fairs this fall. Please plan on returning to campus this summer (June 2-4, 2018) for Reunion. All classes are encouraged to come home! Finally, I have been so happy to see how busy and happy our students are…the campus is alive with activity!





Posted on Facebook by Jane Dure
http://www.youvisit.com/tour/sbc?tourid=tour1&pl=v&m_prompt=1
This is a wonderful interactive 360 video you will absolutely love – it is also a great recruiting tool


Posted on Facebook by Jane Dure
Prof. Melanie Stine and several Sweet Briar Environmental Sciencestudents attended a symposium hosted by the World Wildlife Fund in D.C. on Tuesday. The focus was the resiliency of natural systems and communities in response to climate change, with topics ranging from wetlands in Australia and mangrove forests on the coasts of India and Bangladesh to forest fires in the U.S. West. The group also met with two biology alumnae, ate lunch at food trucks and walked to the White House.

 

ALUMNAE ALLIANCE


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, VISITSBC.EDU/GIFT.


To get the most out of Sweet Briar’s alumnae network go to
https://sweetbriar.alumnifire.com/

THANKSGIVING TRADITIONS AND/OR MEMORIES SUBMITTED BY MEMBER OF THE SWEET BRIAR FAMILY

A Thanksgiving feast shared by Deirdre Conley

When I was a Peace Corps Volunteer in Tunisia a bunch of us Americans, like 20 of us, would get together, with one year at my house in Kasserine to celebrate. We would have to special order a turkey as lamb and mutton were more the local dishes…. We had to chase our turkey around the courtyard to prepare it for the oven….depluming and all…..made fabulous almond/couscous stuffing and then carried it down to the local bread baker who had the only oven in town big enough for a turkey….walking back and forth for basting, and it was a success! Everyone pitched in to make the trimmings and the next day we had the best turkey soup of my life made by the well digger volunteers. Proof that leftovers are always the best part of a Thanksgiving dinner worldwide!

LIBERAL ARTS 

Behr says changes ahead for universities


Fear of Liberal Arts erosion


For the sake of humanity, teach humanities


Editorial 11/18 – Protect the Liberal Arts


Rollins merges into College of Liberal Arts


Boldly and Bravely


Stanford’s different standards

STEM AND STEAM

STEAM vs STEM – remembering the arts


STEM gender inequality must be fought at primary school, says study


Nigeria – Creating opportunities, rethinking STEM education


Opinion – STEM and CHASS – collaboration across disciplines


WOMEN IN STEM

Fleming examines barriers for women in STEM 


We need to encourage equality for women in STEM  


STEM education, gender diversity and the road to innovation


Meet the woman who can make you a millionaire inventor  


21CF partners with PepsiCo to launch ‘The Search for Hidden Figures’ contest, empowering young women to pursue STEM careers


We’re life blogging Glamour’s 2016 Women of the Year Summit


Million Women Mentors to launch STEM program at A-state


Dr. Deborah Berebichez on overcoming barriers to achievement for women in STEM


More women working in forensics


This creative director made a customizable children’s book to empower young girls


Let’s bust some myths about women working in STEM


Why aren’t more women in STEM


Women in nuclear engineering boosts recruitment


Stereotype study confirms that people still think women don’t tweet about tech


Insights – Amplification and putting the ‘F’ in STEM


4 women making waves in the world of IoT


Researchers analyze gender gaps in STEM employment


Agency seeks to enhance recruiting, retaining women in tech


Frontline – Women will help fill the manufacturing skills gap


How to get middle school girls hooked on STEM?  Ask Tech Girlz


Frontline – Women will help fill the manufacturing skills gap

STUDENT RECRUITMENT, ENROLLMENT, ETC.

Is there are silver bullet for 14-16 recruitment?


Beyond China – US colleges look afield for foreign students


Empower Me Tour inspires Rochester college – bound students to follow their dreams


US college rush – Indian students on American campuses rocket by 25 percent


UK – College visa application plummeted in run-up to Brexit vote, new figures reveal


How it works – Recruiting International students


FAMU trustees support Robinson’s goals; focus on enrollment

 

COLLEGE SUSTAINABILITY AND FARMING

Kent State University named green college by Princeton Review


Sustainability groups bring climate change awareness


Association recognizes most sustainable college and universities


Sustainability imbued throughout MSU’s College of Agriculture and Natural Resources


Advancing sustainable agriculture, one N.C. college campus at a time – Gergen and Martin

WOMEN IN HIGHER EDUCATION

What American feminists can learn from Icelandic women making history


Something to celebrate – Six women who won historic firsts


How business can put the missing women in the boardroom


India – Trends of Muslim girls for higher education laudable – Gem of the Nation Award Function


How one Fortune -500 company built a women-led boardroom


Ireland – Women in science and academia


UAE to promote female participation in all sectors


It’s empowering to see fashion, technology coming together to support women


Female mentors can help level the STEM playing field in higher ed


Survey highlights widening gender pay gap

COLLEGE FINANCES

How to make the most of financial aid: Tips to getting the best scholarships

 

 

OTHER

Guest view: Public institutions of higher education deserve scrutiny too 

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/

December – January

Attention D.C. area alums, artist Kristin Herzog ’70 has two shows coming up soon. Included in her collection are pieces commemorating the effort to save Sweet Briar. Catch her work at:

Explorations in Color, at Artspace Herndon, 750 Center St., Herndon, VA 20170
Dec. 7-Jan. 8
Opening Reception on Saturday, Dec. 10 7 –9pm

Arts Club of Washington, D.C., 2017 I St. NW, DC 20006
Jan. 6 – Jan. 28
Opening Reception: Friday, Jan. 6, 6:30. – 8:30 p.m


JANUARY 8, 2017

RVA Sweet Briar Day at The Jefferson Hotel
Please join the Richmond Sweet Briar Alumnae Club for Sweet Briar Day Afternoon Tea at The Jefferson Hotel on January 8, 2017. The event will begin at 2pm and end by 4:30pm. President Stone will be our guest speaker. By submitting the form below, you are reserving your spot for the event. The cost is $40 which includes the event, taxes and gratuity.RSVPs will be taken until December 28, 2016. Payment is due by December 30, 2016. The club must submit full payment to the Jefferson by January 1, 2017.
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSe41jUIFVlxbJxZULEgzSVvQuYoK3MdYNsaQ5R-cYc4yhQHqQ/viewform?c=0&w=1

 

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Vixen Watch for November 19, 2016

Vixen Watch for November 12, 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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THANKSGIVING IS JUST A FEW WEEKS FROM NOW. THEREFOR I THOUGHT IT WOULD BE FUN FOR THE SWEET BRIAR FAMILY TO SHARE YOUR THANKSGIVING TRADITIONS OR MEMORIES.  YOU CAN SEND ME A MESSAGE AND I WILL MAKE SURE IT WILL BE IN THE NEXT VIXEN WATCH.  JUST SCROLL DOWN TO THE ‘THANKSGIVING TRADITIONS AND/OR MEMORIES SUBMITTED BY MEMBER OF THE SWEET BRIAR FAMILY‘ Section

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PLEASE CHECK THE NEW INFORMATION IN THE ‘ALUMNAE ALLIANCE SECTION‘ ON THE ATHLETICS AND RIDING HALL OF FAME INDUCTION.  NOMINATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED BY NOVEMBER 18. 

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BY NOW YOU SHOULD HAVE RECEIVED AN EMAIL IN THE MAIL REQUESTING TO PARTICIPATE IN A SURVEY REGARDING SWEET BRIAR.  AS YOU MAY KNOW THESE SURVEYS HELP SWEET BRIAR COLLEGE DETERMINE HOW TO PLAN FOR THE FUTURE. PLEASE DON’T IGNORE THIS EMAIL AND TAKE THE SURVEY BY NOVEMBER 16 THE VERY LATEST.  YOUR PARTICIPATION IS VERY IMPORTANT TO THE COLLEGE AND VERY MUCH APPRECIATED. THANK YOU!!!
http://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/3140574/Sweet-Briar-Alumnae-Survey?

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MANY ALUMNAE ARE CURRENTLY BUSY RECRUITING NEW STUDENTS TO STUDY AT SWEET BRIAR COLLEGE. HERE IS A GREAT VIDEO ANY ALUMNA OR FRIEND OF THE COLLEGE CAN USE TO RECRUIT STUDENTS.  
WHY SWEET BRIAR? 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XTjJX_7U15g

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DON’T SKIP THE ‘SUBMITTED BY MEMBERS OF THE SWEET BRIAR FAMILY‘ SECTION AS YOU MAY FIND QUITE A FEW INTERESTING CONTRIBUTIONS.

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DON’T FORGET TO CHECK THE ‘EVENTS‘ SECTION FOR CLUB MEETING, ALUMNAE ART EXHIBITS AND MUCH MORE. 

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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. 

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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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MARK YOUR CALENDAR AND START SAVING!
REUNION IS GOING TO BE JUNE 2 THROUGH 4 2017.  

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PLEASE DON’T FORGET TO ALSO CHECK THE “EVENTS” SECTION AT THE BOTTOM.

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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 FUNDRAISERSDDODD@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 DETAILED REQUEST TO THE COMMENT BOX. DON’T FORGET TO ADD LINKS, FLYER, AND/OR PHOTOS.  THANK YOU. :-)

SWEET BRIAR NEWS

Sweet Briar College announces 2016 rose awards for staff excellence


Acclaimed ‘Factory Man’ author to read from ‘Truevine’, a story of exploitation in the Jim Crow south


Swimming and diving to contest two meets this week


Sweet Briar’s fall dance concert to feature aerial work 


Sweet Briar students score plenty of ribbons at SWVHJA hores show in Lexington


Sweet Briar names outstanding underclasswomen to Alpha Lambda Delta


Keydets dominate Wednesday’s swimming action


Girls on the Run of Central Virginia returns to Sweet Briar for Fall celebration 5K


Business student say seminar experience taught them to think bigger

SUBMITTED BY MEMBERS OF THE SWEET BRIAR FAMILY

Posted on Facebook by Teresa Tomlinson
SWEET BRIAR COLLEGE sponsors Steeplechase Pony Races! Alumnae from Columbus, Albany, Macon and Atlanta come in to staff the prospective student table. What a day!!















Posted on Facebook by Ava Spanier 

She co-produced the movie ‘All In time’ which can be bought at iTunes.
Hey guys! The film I co-produced is playing in Baltimore tomorrow night. Just thought I would let you know in case anyone nearby wanted to catch it in a theatre. There will be a talk-back after the film with the director and other production team members including our Emmy nominated Director of Photography who is in town shooting House of Cards. Available on iTunes as well and just got picked up for distribution overseas. 💗💚💗💚
https://www.facebook.com/events/338250073185570/


Posted on Facebook by Alice Dixon
Your SBC Board dining at the riding center after a long day of committee meetings! We’ll be hard at work through lunch on Saturday. Wish you could be here to enjoy the beautiful campus, and see how happy and active our students are! — at Sweet Briar College Riding Center.


Posted on Facebook by Jane Dure

Students in the JYS in Seville – Sweet Briar College program have been exploring their temporary home city since they arrived in Seville in September. Here they stand opposite El Hospital de la Caridad with a statue of the founder Miguel de Mañara, who is carrying a sick man to the hospital for care.

The hospital, shaded by palm trees and filled with baroque art, has not changed much since its founding in 1674. The statue captures the spirit of Seville, a southern Spanish city where a close community embraces service to others. In fact, most of our students (studying abroad from Northwestern University) are volunteering or interning at schools and organizations that do good. In addition to their coursework, students are building character and CVs by working with organizations that help people who are disabled, suffering from Alzheimer’s or part of the LGBT community.


Posted on Facebook by Jane Dure
There is good stuff in there, like in the old days, our old days. Think about it for holiday shopping.
https://shopsweet.sbc.edu/

Check it out!!!



ALUMNAE ALLIANCE

Dear Alumnae,
Happy fall!
We are overjoyed to announce that there will be an Athletics and Riding Hall of Fame induction in April 2017. The Sweet Briar College Athletics and Riding Hall of Fame honors special achievements by alumnae who have been associated with athletics at the College. These individuals have helped bring recognition, honor, distinction and excellence to Sweet Briar College and the intercollegiate athletics program. If you would like to nominate and alumna for this recognition, kindly complete the nomination form found on the Sweet Briar Athletics website by November 18, 2016. We are always accepting nominations for this important honor.
If you have questions, contact Megan Behrle ’09, cross country coach and lacrosse recruiting assistant, at mbehrle@sbc.edu.
Thank you,
Sweet Briar Athletics and Riding

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, VISITSBC.EDU/GIFT.


To get the most out of Sweet Briar’s alumnae network go to
https://sweetbriar.alumnifire.com/

THANKSGIVING TRADITIONS AND/OR MEMORIES SUBMITTED BY MEMBER OF THE SWEET BRIAR FAMILY

YOU ARE INVITED TO SHARE YOUR MEMORIES OR TRADITIONS OF THANKSGIVING WITH VIXEN WATCH.  PLEASE LEAVE YOUR COMMENT EITHER WITH VIXEN WATCH OR ON FACEBOOK. THANK YOU.

LIBERAL ARTS 

Digital silk road and other initiative forge new path for digital liberal arts


Field trips and site visits enrich the liberal arts experience


4 leading U.S. colleges for post-graduate Liberal Arts


India – Why liberal arts matter


As pressure mounts against small liberal arts schools, leaders make their case


Liberal arts


Is design thinking the new liberal arts

STEM AND STEAM

Pay attention to what you like, kids; it can point ou to a career, author says


New mission – former astronaut Leroy Chiao blasts off in another direction


Ths NFL player is changing children’s lives via unique educational program


Prodigy moves brings arts-infused program to more kids


Shaw Industries expands STEM/STEAM educational partnership


Vermont Teddy Bear launches VTSTEAMspace


Free Cubes in Space program offers opportunity for youth to put experiments into space


Pennsylvania STEM education programs recognized at White House Computer Science Symposium

WOMEN IN STEM

Women’s energy network chapter to present scholarship 


The Quad – The under-representation of women in STEM at UCLA


Bridging the gap for women in STEM industries


Women in STEM – A gender gap that could be solved in high school education


Half of women wish they had chosen careers in ‘male sector’


Being more like men does not help women in STEM careers


Study shows – Female scientists found to be underrepresented in Genomics


Global women in STEM leadershi summit sparks ‘critical’ conversation


5 least known female scientists who changed science


UD grant to boost undergraduate STEM research opportunities for women


Women at NASA – What it’s like to work at the organization today 


Women slowly crack innovation glass ceiling


What’s the state of women in the workforce


The pay gap – not damned lies, but statistics


This pioneering astronaut blazed a trail for women engineers to follow


Mars 2016 to empower women in research by focusing on infectious diseases and women’s health


Program break down gender norms, empowers girls to be the future of STEM industry


Meet the girls of Netflix’s Project MC2 – The next generation encouraging young women that ‘Smart is the new Cool’


An engineering program with 40% women? How this Microsoft vet cracked the code for gender diversity 


Million Women Mentors to launch STEM program at A-state


Papua New Guinea – More PNG women needed in science and technology fields

STUDENT RECRUITMENT, ENROLLMENT, ETC.

UM’s decline cannot be ignored


Loss of International students?


StudentBridge takes college recruiting to new level of personalization with virtual campus experience


CLC boosts spending to attract more international students


Rutgers sees steady rise in number of international students over past 5 years

COLLEGE SUSTAINABILITY AND FARMING

UC Merced among the country’s most sustainable campuses


Sterling College ranked top college farm in Vermont

WOMEN IN HIGHER EDUCATION

Better-educated women still prefer higher earning husbands


Want to disrupt the mortgage industry? Ask the decisio maker 


How business can put women in the boardroom


Election empowers women to keep gender issues in limelight


UK – U.K. calls for women at the top and an end to all-white boardrooms


Fashion and technology unite to empower women


UAE – Emirati women excel in health and education sectors in Dubai 


More and more Saudi women are opting for engineering degrees

COLLEGE FINANCES

Why colleges with billions of dollars still charge tuition


$50 million in donation to St. John’s College set record


Alumni pledge $50 million to St. John’s College


Columbia College students will see big tuition drop

OTHER

Internships – The ultimate return on investment for today’s college student


Home or away – There’s more than one route to college


Washington & Lee – Tradition of Innovation


Timeline – 50 years of higher education


The future of the Tiny Liberal Arts College

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/

December – January

Attention D.C. area alums, artist Kristin Herzog ’70 has two shows coming up soon. Included in her collection are pieces commemorating the effort to save Sweet Briar. Catch her work at:

Explorations in Color, at Artspace Herndon, 750 Center St., Herndon, VA 20170
Dec. 7-Jan. 8
Opening Reception on Saturday, Dec. 10 7 –9pm

Arts Club of Washington, D.C., 2017 I St. NW, DC 20006
Jan. 6 – Jan. 28
Opening Reception: Friday, Jan. 6, 6:30. – 8:30 p.m


JANUARY 8, 2017

RVA Sweet Briar Day at The Jefferson Hotel
Please join the Richmond Sweet Briar Alumnae Club for Sweet Briar Day Afternoon Tea at The Jefferson Hotel on January 8, 2017. The event will begin at 2pm and end by 4:30pm. President Stone will be our guest speaker. By submitting the form below, you are reserving your spot for the event. The cost is $40 which includes the event, taxes and gratuity.RSVPs will be taken until December 28, 2016. Payment is due by December 30, 2016. The club must submit full payment to the Jefferson by January 1, 2017.
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSe41jUIFVlxbJxZULEgzSVvQuYoK3MdYNsaQ5R-cYc4yhQHqQ/viewform?c=0&w=1

 

Vixen Watch for November 12, 2016

Vixen Watch for November 5, 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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THANKSGIVING IS JUST A FEW WEEKS FROM NOW. THEREFOR I THOUGHT IT WOULD BE FUN FOR THE SWEET BRIAR FAMILY TO SHARE YOUR THANKSGIVING TRADITIONS OR MEMORIES.  YOU CAN SEND ME A MESSAGE AND I WILL MAKE SURE IT WILL BE IN THE NEXT VIXEN WATCH.  JUST SCROLL DOWN TO THE ‘THANKSGIVING TRADITIONS AND/OR MEMORIES SUBMITTED BY MEMBER OF THE SWEET BRIAR FAMILY‘ Section

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PLEASE CHECK THE NEW INFORMATION IN THE ‘ALUMNAE ALLIANCE SECTION‘ ON THE ATHLETICS AND RIDING HALL OF FAME INDUCTION.  NOMINATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED BY NOVEMBER 18. 

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MANY ALUMNAE ARE CURRENTLY BUSY RECRUITING NEW STUDENTS TO STUDY AT SWEET BRIAR COLLEGE. HERE IS A GREAT VIDEO ANY ALUMNA OR FRIEND OF THE COLLEGE CAN USE TO RECRUIT STUDENTS.  
WHY SWEET BRIAR? 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XTjJX_7U15g

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DON’T SKIP THE ‘SUBMITTED BY MEMBERS OF THE SWEET BRIAR FAMILY‘ SECTION AS YOU MAY FIND QUITE A FEW INTERESTING CONTRIBUTIONS.

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DON’T FORGET TO CHECK THE ‘EVENTS‘ SECTION FOR CLUB MEETING, ALUMNAE ART EXHIBITS AND MUCH MORE. 

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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. 

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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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MARK YOUR CALENDAR AND START SAVING!
REUNION IS GOING TO BE JUNE 2 THROUGH 4 2017.  

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PLEASE DON’T FORGET TO ALSO CHECK THE “EVENTS” SECTION AT THE BOTTOM.

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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 NEWS

Sweet Briar to welcome prospective students for season’s final open house


How three colleges work to close the STEM gender gap


Edgy choreographies, a cow skull and an homage to Chihuly promise excitement for fall dance concert at Sweet Briar


November Gager Concert features classical pieces by renowned local pianist

OBITUARY

Posted on Facebook by Jean van Schrader Bryan
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Lenz, George Henry


Beloved former dean dies, but his big, booming laugh lingers in memory

SUBMITTED BY MEMBERS OF THE SWEET BRIAR FAMILY

Posted on Facebook by Rhoda Harris
Goodbye Medgar Evers College, Hello Sweet Briar


Posted on Facebook by Yoland Reid via Alumnae Alliance
Sikh documentary, ‘Under the Turban’ debuts at UN Association Film Festival


Submitted by Chris Longstreet
I notice that I have the Briar Wire available online, and I get a copy in the post. If we request recipients to opt out of the post mailing we will save a tree, some postage, and the smiling faces that prepare them.
So, if you already receive the Briar Wire in your emails consider opting out of receiving a hard copy as well.  Please contact Clélie Steckel at cdsteckel@sbc.edu  if you would like to opt out of a hard copy in the mail.


Posted on Facebook by Lydia Gullicksen and Sweet Briar College Business
Congratulations to Sweet Briar College’s cross country team for completing its first season. Great job, ladies!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zSNHxWcKhFs&feature=youtu.be


Posted on Facebook by Tusculum Institute at Sweet Briar College
Workers’ Wednesday: Jan Osinga (in 1976) the farm manager at Sweet Briar for many years. He also raised the cows and supervised the production of the much beloved Sweet Briar yogurt.


ALUMNAE ALLIANCE

Dear Alumnae,
Happy fall!
We are overjoyed to announce that there will be an Athletics and Riding Hall of Fame induction in April 2017. The Sweet Briar College Athletics and Riding Hall of Fame honors special achievements by alumnae who have been associated with athletics at the College. These individuals have helped bring recognition, honor, distinction and excellence to Sweet Briar College and the intercollegiate athletics program. If you would like to nominate and alumna for this recognition, kindly complete the nomination form found on the Sweet Briar Athletics website by November 18, 2016. We are always accepting nominations for this important honor.
If you have questions, contact Megan Behrle ’09, cross country coach and lacrosse recruiting assistant, at mbehrle@sbc.edu.
Thank you,
Sweet Briar Athletics and Riding

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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, VISITSBC.EDU/GIFT.


To get the most out of Sweet Briar’s alumnae network go to
https://sweetbriar.alumnifire.com/

THANKSGIVING TRADITIONS AND/OR MEMORIES SUBMITTED BY MEMBER OF THE SWEET BRIAR FAMILY

Submitted by Monika Kaiser
A Sweet Briar Thanksgiving
During the Thanksgiving break in 1980 – or perhaps it was ’81 – a few students, including myself, decided to stay on campus.  For most of us Thanksgiving break was just too short to pay for a trip home. The first two nights we were accommodated in the hostel, the place where male students who came to visit were supposed to sleep.  It was one big room with plenty of beds and as I recall we had a lot of fun.  After two nights we were divided into different houses for the rest of the vacation.  I was placed along with Eman, Terry, Eman’s brother, and a few more students Lai (?), Vernice (?) in Dean Barlow’s house.  I was also in charge of taking care of the Barlow’s German Shephard Zeda (?), which I remember fondly.  Since we were from different backgrounds and each of us had a family recipe to share, we decided to opt out of the traditional turkey dinner and have a potluck instead.  Terry was vegetarian – in fact the first vegetarian I had ever met – and Eman and her brother were from the Middle East.  So we decided to have a roast leg of lamb (for the carnivores among us) which I prepared from a family recipe, Terry prepared a vegetarian dish, and Eman and her brother cooked up an array of Middle Eastern side dishes.  We had a feast on Thanksgiving that I will never forget.  The lamb which had been marinated days before was succulent and Terry’s vegetarian dish – which I recall included peanuts – was totally delicious and all the side dishes and dessert that the others had prepared were simply heaven.  Today I often serve roasted leg of lamb for Thanksgiving, mostly, though, because nobody in my family enjoys turkey.

LIBERAL ARTS 

Caution on reforming university course offerings


On liberal arts and helicopter parents


How colleges are failing liberal arts majors


Bowdoin College ranked best liberal arts college


Yes there is life after majoring in English


Loss of language programs a mistake for liberal arts 


USD task force focuses on liberal arts education


Colvin – Technology makes liberal arts vital


Employing the liberal arts


How to be a nasty woman


Is Design Thinking the new liberal arts?

STEM AND STEAM

A new prescription for saving America’s workforce by a different billionair developer


NASA shows how cool STEAM is with high-tech pumpkin contest


Nonprofit Spotlight – Sierra Nevada Journey – How do we meet the STEM workforce demand?


The importance of ‘wow’ in learning


Retired astronaut John Herrington details journey from college suspension to living in outer space at STCC


South Allegheny class offers unusual mix – art history and robotics


Why would Washington STEM give $110,000 grant to Apple?

WOMEN IN STEM

Meet 3 Latinas leading in virtual and augmented reality


BE WiSE and Carollo Engineers celebrate women working wonders with water


Why are some STEM fields more gender balanced?


STEM under the microscope – Where are the girls?


To boldly go — Sci-fi’s trailblazing women


Welcome to women in tech month


Are we perpetuating the STEM gap? Only half of U.S. voters believe it exists


What can you do to promote diversity and STEM careers?


‘Star Trek’ jokes in class make women feel ‘unwelcome’ says University of Washington professor


Phillippines – DepEd encourages more women to engage in STEM fields


IvWatch dispels myths of women in STEM related fields


How women in tech are making progress in Australia, and what the rest of the world can learn


When women are more like men, they still face STEM bias


STEM under the microscope – where are the girls?


Steinhardt study proves gender gap in STEM fields


STEM jobs and ideal ‘worker women’


Encouraging STEM careers for young girls


Is technology still a man’s world?


Here’s ‘Why can’t a woman be more like a man?’ in regard to STEM career


Stop blaming schools and universities for the lack of women in tech


Women in science – Athene Donald


Gender equity – Where do we stand?


Champion of inclusion 


Being more like men doesn’t help women in STEM careers


UK – 49% of UK women wish they had pursued a career in STEM


Study finds female faculty are underrepresentd in genomics 


Why are women who put their careers first just as unlikely to get jobs in STEM?


How one engineering program used storytelling to recruit more women


Herstory – Five of the biggest stories about women in STEM in 2016


Middle East – Let’s close the Mideast gender gap in less than 129 years

STUDENT RECRUITMENT, ENROLLMENT, ETC.

William and Mary feels enrollment shift


Public liberal arts colleges work to attract exposure, enrollment


Veterans in the Ivy League – Students seek to up their ranks


Data analytics in higher education – a mixed bag


SAAB advises admissions officers


ICE created phony university for massive immigration sting


International students share experiences at USD, offer insight into recruiting strategy

COLLEGE FINANCES, GRANTS, ETC.

Postcard campaign urges state to fund MAP grants


Saving cash in college – Thrive and be thrifty


A few hundred dollars in aid can make all the difference to some college students

WOMEN IN HIGHER EDUCATION

Afghanistan – Girls gain ground in Kandahar culture wars as education prospects improve


Where PhD’s work and what they earn


Zimbabwe – Celebrating women in leadership – Hope Sadza


Iraq – Controversy over reported dress code for female university students in Iraq


Discussing ‘Living Thinkers’


Ladies put the glass down – a gender gap we don’t want closed


Women encouraged to tell their story on higher education 


Korea – (Foreigners who loved Korea) Mary F.B. Scranton – Fostering education for women


Hispanice women will wait 232 years for equal pay, if current trends continue


Women’s college in Connecticut considers enrolling men


Women’s college in Connecticut considers enrolling men


Agnes Scott alumnae and students participate in “Scotties Give Back” during October

OTHER

The are the best (and worst) N.J. colleges for poor students


ReKTUniversity launches a global esports platform around students, universities and colleges


Higher education should be public good, not a private commodity

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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November 8

IABC Professional Development Luncheon
In Summer 2015, Sweet Briar’s alumnae did something that had never happened in higher education. Five thousand women saved a college from closure. From the time closure was announced on March 3 until Virginia’s attorney general issued a legal settlement, Sweet Briar College appeared in the media thousands of times.
The communications office was unprepared for the onslaught and for the intense scrutiny that followed. This discussion will center on the communications imperatives born of the experience and how the college is working to regain its footing and reframe the story.
See below for more details and for a link to RSVP. We look forward to seeing you there!
Meet the Speaker
Joelle Ziemian
Director of Media, Marketing and Communications at Sweet Briar College
Joelle Ziemian started at Sweet Briar College in February 2016, with nearly 30 years of strategic communications experience in the corporate, nonprofit, international development and government sectors. She worked with colleges and universities in the Washington, DC, office of Lipman Hearne, a national communications firm serving the institutional nonprofit arena. While at Lipman Hearne, she also led a U.S. State Department communications project for Iraq’s Ministry of Electricity and for Mongolia’s Ministry of Energy and Fuel. She worked with two government ministries in Qatar.
She started her career as a TV reporter before moving to state and federal government. She served as press secretary in the Pennsylvania Senate and in the U.S. House of Representatives. She moved to the U.S. Department of Energy and then to the private sector where she managed public affairs campaigns for an array of energy clients, primarily in the utility industry. She later did similar work at Edelman and Burson-Marsteller for the Edison Electric Institute, ComEd, Detroit Edison, and Accenture’s global natural resources portfolio. As a consultant in Romania for a U.S. Agency for International Development project, Joelle helped nongovernmental organizations get their message out to key audiences and impact policy. Before Sweet Briar, her most recent communications role was as a Director at Burson-Marsteller, where she was U.S. Client Leader for Royal Dutch Shell.
Joelle holds a B.A. from Goucher College and an M.F.A. in Writing from the Vermont College of Fine Arts.
Learn more: http://sbc.edu/news/sweet-briar-announces-new-director-of-media-marketing-and-communications/
Lunch Sponsored by BWXT
Date:          Tuesday, November 8
Time:          12 – 1:30 p.m.
Location:    AREVA – 3315 Old Forest Road (Core Training Room)
Cost:         IABC Members – $25
                 Non- Members – $35
RSVP by November 7, toBreanne Crandall(Breanne.Crandall@areva.com)
Visit http://lynchburg.iabc.com/ to pay ahead with PayPal.
Reminder: PayPal does not act as an RSVP. Please also RSVP.
© 2016 International Association of Business Communicators

December – January

Attention D.C. area alums, artist Kristin Herzog ’70 has two shows coming up soon. Included in her collection are pieces commemorating the effort to save Sweet Briar. Catch her work at:

Explorations in Color, at Artspace Herndon, 750 Center St., Herndon, VA 20170
Dec. 7-Jan. 8
Opening Reception on Saturday, Dec. 10 7 –9pm

Arts Club of Washington, D.C., 2017 I St. NW, DC 20006
Jan. 6 – Jan. 28
Opening Reception: Friday, Jan. 6, 6:30. – 8:30 p.m

 

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!!!

https://www.gofundme.com/fund-for-africa-medical-internship-2vku6qs

Vixen Watch for November 5, 2016