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

4 thoughts on “Vixen Watch for November 19, 2016

  1. Jane Hemenway Sullivan says:

    Thank you Monika –
    This has been a HUGE service to the saving of our school – timely and accurate information.
    I hope some day I get to meet you and thank you, in person.
    Big hug !!
    And Holla Holla to You!!
    Brava! Jane

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  2. Betty Gilleland says:

    Monika – Thank you for keeping us posted so faithfully! My computer will not let me access the SB Magazine. Will the magazine contain class notes? Is it possible to receive the magazine by mail?

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    1. Hi Betty, Thank you for your kind words. I am not 100% sure if the magazine is going to be mailed to everyone, but a few alumnae on Facebook mentioned that they had received a copy in the mail. However, I am not sure whether you will have to request the magazine to be mailed to you. If so, you can call the alumnae office at Sweet Briar. The office coordinator there is Paula Eanes and her contact is (434) 381-6242 or peanes@sbc.edu. You can also call the number on the magazine 800 – 381 6131 which is also the alumnae office. And, yes, class notes are in it as well – of ALL classes.
      I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving
      Monika

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