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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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 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

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

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

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Vixen Watch for November 5, 2016

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