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

 

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Vixen Watch for November 12, 2016

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