Vixen Watch for October 1, 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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AND THE OUTSTANDING ALUMNAE AWARD GOES TO:
DEBRA ELKINS ’93 AND SARAH VON ROSENBERG ’72
CO-CHAIRS OF THE ALUMNAE ALLIANCE COUNCIL!

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=ipuNsoFesw4.
CONGRATULATIONS ON THIS WELL DESERVED AWARD. HOLLA!  HOLLA!

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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 CHECK THE ‘VIXENS HELPING VIXENS’ SECTION.  A MEMBER OF THE SWEET BRIAR SWIM TEAM IS UNABLE TO ATTEND THE WINTER TRAINING WEEK IN SOUTH FLORIDA DUE TO INSUFFICIENT FUNDS AND COULD USE OUR HELP.  

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YOU CAN FIND MORE INFORMATION ON HOW YOU CAN
HELP WITH  THE RESURFACING OF THE TENNIS COURTS,  WHICH INCLUDES A COOL FUNDRAISER, IN THE ‘ALUMNAE ALLIANCE’ SECTION. 

LIZ KAUFFMAN ’82 RECENTLY LOST HER FATHER WHO WAS A GREAT SUPPORTER OF SAVING SWEET BRIAR AND AN AVID TENNIS PLAYER.  IN MEMORY OF HER FATHER VERNON l. KAUFFMAN AND IN LIEU OF FLOWERS, LIZ WOULD LIKE CONTRIBUTIONS TO BE MADE TO THE SWEET BRIAR TENNIS COURT RESURFACING PROJECT.  PLEASE GO TO
https://www.officialpayments.com/pc_template_cobrand.jsp?body=pc_step2_amount_body.jsp
IF YOU HAVE TROUBLE WITH THIS LINK, TRY SBC.EDU AND CLICK ON ‘GIVE ONLINE’ ON THE TOP RIGHT.

Choose #8 for designation and type “Tennis Court Resurfacing”; further down on the page select ‘In Memory Of’ and write Vernon L. Kauffman.
Thank you

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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 COLLEGE IS HIRING! 
FACULTY POSITIONS:
ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF ECONOMICS
ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE (two positions)
ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF GOVERNMENT
INSTRUCTOR IN RIDING
STAFF POSITIONS:
ACCOUNTANT – STUDENT ACCOUNTS
CAMPUS SAFETY OFFICER
CATERING SUPERVISOR
COOK
DIRECTOR OF ADVANCEMENT SERVICES
DIRECTOR OF SWEET BRIAR FUND/ANNUAL GIVING (Alumna preferred)
HUMAN RESOURCES SPECIALIST
SENIOR ADMISSIONS COUNSELOR
IF YOU ARE INTERESTED PLEASE GO TO 
http://sbc.edu/human-resources/faculty-staff-job-openings/

 

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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 FUNDRAISERS DDODD@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 REQUEST TO THE COMMENT BOX. THANK YOU. :-)

SWEET BRIAR NEWS

Resurrected Sweet Briar College upgraded three levels by S&P
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-09-27/resurrected-sweet-briar-college-upgraded-three-levels-by-s-p?cmpid=yhoo.headline
and
http://sbc.edu/news/sweet-briars-credit-rating-from-sp-global-inc-jumps-by-three-levels-reflecting-improvements-in-enrollment-management-and-long-term-planning/
and
http://www.bondbuyer.com/news/regionalnews/sweet-briar-college-upgraded-1114744-1.html


Borgesian time travel – A Sweet Briar student’s journey through words
http://sbc.edu/news/borgesian-time-travel-a-journey-through-words/


The payoff for a Virginia college degree varies considerably by type of degree, major, and college
http://www.benzinga.com/pressreleases/16/09/p8487263/the-payoff-for-a-virginia-college-degree-varies-considerably-by-type-of


Academic awards honor Sweet Briar students at Founders’Day Convocation
http://sbc.edu/news/academic-awards-honor-sweet-briar-students-at-founders-day-convocation/


Vixen riders claim reserve championship at season’s first IHSA competition
http://sbc.edu/news/vixen-riders-claim-reserve-championship-at-seasons-first-ihsa-competition/


Sweet Briar College names new director of alumnae relations
http://sbc.edu/news/sweet-briar-college-names-new-director-of-alumnae-relations/


Stacy Sickels Locke ’88 receives 2016 business partnership award from the 21st century education foundation
https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/2016-business-partnership-award-from-21st-century-stacey?trk=hp-feed-article-title-publish


Undergrad scholars return to Sweet Briar for annual MARCUS conference
http://sbc.edu/news/undergrad-scholars-return-to-sweet-briar-for-annual-marcus-conference/


10 questions live – How lawyer Phillip Stone brought Sweet Briar College back to life
http://www.abajournal.com/news/article/10_questions_live_Phillip_Stone


Alumna Lisa Hite is in the news – toward the end of the article
Louisville Metro Park events recap
http://insiderlouisville.com/sponsored/louisville-metro-parks-event-recap/


Renowned monarch expert to speak at Sweet Briar on butterfly’s troubling decline
http://sbc.edu/news/renowned-monarch-expert-to-speak-at-sweet-briar-on-butterflys-troubling-decline/

 

FOR MORE SWEET BRIAR NEWS PLEASE VISIT    http://sbc.edu/news/

SUBMITTED BY MEMBERS OF THE SWEET BRIAR FAMILY

Submitted by Deirdre Conley
Who are the women of Davos?
https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2016/01/who-are-the-women-of-davos-2016/

 

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:
http://shopsweet.sbc.edu/products/cocktail-napkins-50-count-with-crispen-vixen
Cocktail Napkins 50 Count with Crispen Vixen


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!
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, VISIT SBC.EDU/GIFT.


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

LIBERAL ARTS 

Jessica Jackley ’00 is proof that it doesn’t matter what you major in
http://bucknellian.net/66677/news/66677/


Why black studies matters  in an age of liberal arts angst
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/deborah-douglas/why-black-studies-matters_b_12141216.html


Future proofing at worst,  applied creativity at best
http://thesnapper.millersville.edu/index.php/2016/09/23/future-proofing-at-worst-applied-creativity-at-best/


The writing on the wall
http://www.thedartmouth.com/article/2016/09/the-writing-on-the-wall


To survive a 5G future, get a liberal arts degree
http://www.thehoya.com/to-survive-a-5g-future-get-a-liberal-arts-degree/


As students shift toward sciences, Northfield colleges maintain pride in liberal arts education
http://www.southernminn.com/northfield_news/news/article_0d860e36-db5e-5f18-b40e-72d2fbff1a3f.html


Burstein rethinks community in opening convocation
http://www.lawrentian.com/archives/1008743


Column – The counter cultural liberal arts
http://www.vnews.com/liberal-arts-4866553


Why all humanists should go to prison
http://www.chronicle.com/article/Why-All-Humanists-Should-Go-to/237878


A four week graduate school experience
http://www.csbsju.edu/news/wright-neh


Liberal arts education in prison
http://columbiaspectator.com/eye/2016/09/26/liberal-arts-education-prison


China – NYU Shanghai a ‘new model’ for Chinese higher education
https://www.timeshighereducation.com/news/nyu-shanghai-new-model-chinese-higher-education


12 best liberal arts colleges for international students – Why say NO to STEM
http://www.forbes.com/sites/yizhuwang/2016/09/28/liberal-arts-colleges-are-fast-becoming-a-magnet-for-international-students/


Idea Festival 2016 – Why science and tech need the humanities to create maximum value, explains MIT physicist
http://www.techrepublic.com/article/ideafestival-2016-why-science-and-tech-need-the-humanities-to-create-maximum-value-explains-mit/


PEO chapter meets, plans annual bridge marathon
http://www.neshobademocrat.com/Content/Default/Article-Briefs-Society-mobile-/Article/P-E-O-chapter-meets-plans-annual-bridge-marathon/-3/593/39532


CFCC panel – Humanities vital to a democracy
http://www.starnewsonline.com/news/20160929/cfcc-panel-humanities-vital-to-democracy

STEM

Africa – AU calls for greater investment in STEM training
http://www.itnewsafrica.com/2016/09/au-calls-for-greater-investment-in-stem-training/
and
http://www.herald.co.zw/invest-in-stem-urges-au-africa-needs-architects-engineers-townurban-planners/


Wonderings of a wallflower – STEM is great but…
http://isubengal.com/wonderings-wallflower-stem-great/


College announces new engineering, design initiative during BOV meeting
http://flathatnews.com/2016/09/27/college-announces-new-engineering-design-initiative-during-bov-meeting/
and
http://flathatnews.com/2016/09/27/a-curricular-change-of-pace-college-shifts-focus-to-interdisciplinary-learning/


Toyota USA brings math alive on the assembly line with Spark 101 STEM skills video
http://www.prweb.com/releases/2016/09/prweb13718465.htm


How to solve the tech talent crunch? Former California CTO says don’t require a STEM degree.
https://enterprisersproject.com/article/2016/9/how-solve-tech-talent-crunch-former-california-cto-says-dont-require-stem-degree


Klein ISD program takes science, technology learning on the road
http://www.yourhoustonnews.com/cypresscreek/news/klein-isd-program-takes-science-technology-learning-on-the-road/article_e4b47e11-6f17-57e5-a684-b83050c02620.html

WOMEN IN STEM

Our opinion – Gender gap in engineering narrows at UMaine
http://www.centralmaine.com/2016/09/23/our-opinion-gender-gap-in-engineering-narrows-at-umaine/


‘Are STEM syllabi gendered?’ A feminist professor says women can’t do science
http://reason.com/blog/2016/09/22/are-stem-syllabi-gendered-a-feminist-pro


The power of the female scientist
http://www.theeagleonline.com/article/2016/09/the-power-of-the-female-scientist-column


Pornhub offers – $25K STEM scholarship
http://www.pcmag.com/news/348104/pornhub-offers-25k-stem-scholarship


Mesquite schools embrace Gov. Sandoval’s STEM initiative
http://www.thespectrum.com/story/news/local/mesquite/2016/09/22/mesquite-schools-embrace-govs-andovals-stem-initiative/90860060/


Women in games, Play Station team up for girl scouts merit badge project
http://www.gameindustry.com/news-industry-happenings/women-games-playstation-team-girl-scouts-merit-badge-project/
and
http://www.awn.com/news/wigi-powers-help-greater-los-angeles-girl-scouts-earn-innovative-patch-video-game-design


UL to drive more women towards male jobs
http://www.limerickleader.ie/news/home/216936/ul-to-drive-more-women-towards-male-jobs.html


The future of STEM is female
https://theaggie.org/2016/09/22/the-future-of-stem-is-female/


Mexico – Engineering graduate number ‘triple in Mexico’
https://www.timeshighereducation.com/news/engineering-graduate-numbers-triple-mexico


Tyco Security Products, Google, GE sponsor flying bridges leadership event for women
http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20160923005469/en/Tyco-Security-Products-Google-GE-Sponsor-Flying


How Neil de Grasse Tyson champions women and geeks in Star Talk season 3
http://www.bustle.com/articles/185680-how-neil-degrasse-tyson-champions-women-geeks-in-startalk-season-3


Superwomen in lab coats – let’s give women scientists their due
https://www.thequint.com/technology/2016/09/23/superwomen-with-lab-coats-lets-give-women-scientists-their-due-iisc-rohini-godbole-chandrima-shaha-dst


A girl in the room – Alfred University alumna to talk about women in science fields
http://www.alfred.edu/pressreleases/viewrelease.cfm?ID=12997


Three Texas universities ranked high for proportion of women STEM majors
http://www.chron.com/news/education/article/Three-Texas-Universities-ranked-high-for-highest-9242397.php


Hart to Heart – Encouraging more girls toward engineering
http://www.chron.com/news/education/article/Three-Texas-Universities-ranked-high-for-highest-9242397.php


UK – Gender pay gap will remain until 2069 says Deloitte
http://www.thedrum.com/news/2016/09/24/gender-pay-gap-will-remain-until-2069-says-deloitte
and
http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-37460778
and
http://metro.co.uk/2016/09/24/women-may-have-to-wait-half-a-century-before-equal-pay-in-the-workplace-6149319/
and
https://www.cchdaily.co.uk/fifty-years-close-gender-pay-gap-deloitte-says
and
http://www.londonlovesbusiness.com/business-news/business/sorry-ladies-it-would-take-over-50-years-for-women-to-be-paid-as-much-as-men/12861.article


UK – UK gender pay gap predicted to close 99 years after the 1970 Equal Pay Act was passed
http://www.wearethecity.com/uk-gender-pay-gap-predicted-close-99-years-1970-equal-pay-act-passed/


Move over Silicon Valley, Triangle wants your STEM women
http://www.newsobserver.com/news/business/article103578672.html


L’Oreal USA announces 2016 women in science fellows
https://globalcosmeticsnews.com/north-america/3404/l-oreal-usa-announces-2016-women-in-science-fellows


STEM – Meet the 5 scientists receiving $60K from L’Oreal USA
http://www.bizjournals.com/bizwomen/news/latest-news/2016/09/stem-meet-the-5-scientists-receiving-60k-from-l.html


STEM subjects hold the key to reducing gender pay gap
http://www.cityam.com/250012/stem-subjects-hold-key-reducing-gender-pay-gap


The leaky pipe problem
http://www.mcgilldaily.com/2016/09/the-leaky-pipe-problem/


India – 7 historic Indian women in STEM we don’t know of but should
http://www.feminisminindia.com/2016/09/27/seven-historic-indian-women-in-stem/


Are female STEM and business majors subject to a ‘Marriage Market’ penalty?
https://www.goodcall.com/news/female-stem-business-majors-subject-marriage-market-penalty-08691


Donnelly – Why culture counts in STEM education
http://www.mystatesman.com/news/news/opinion/donnelly-why-culture-counts-in-stem-education/nsfnp/


Why are most inventors men?
http://www.pbs.org/newshour/updates/why-are-most-inventors-men/


The gender gap in STEM
http://caccactus.com/8041/around-campus/the-gender-gap-in-stem/


North Carolina 5th best state for gender pay gap
http://www.dailytarheel.com/article/2016/09/gender-wage-gap-north-carolina-5th


Botswana – ICT progress also celebrated in Botswana golden jubilee
http://www.biztechafrica.com/article/ict-progress-also-celebrated-botswana-golden-jubil/11796/


Suw Charman Anderson – Why I founded Ada Lovelace Day
http://www.projectada.co.uk/suw-charman-anderson-founded-ada-lovelace-day/


What it will take to keep women from leaving STEM
https://hbr.org/2016/09/what-it-will-take-to-keep-women-from-leaving-stem


Million women mentors – Kentucky unveiled in Frankfort Wednesday
http://uknow.uky.edu/content/million-women-mentors%E2%80%93kentucky-unveiled-frankfort-wednesday
and
http://www.lanereport.com/68287/2016/09/lt-governor-helps-launch-million-women-mentors-initiative-of-kentucky/
and
http://wkms.org/post/lt-governor-hampton-joins-national-initiative-women-stem
and
http://surfky.com/index.php/179-news/kentucky/112852-lt-gov-jenean-hampton-launches-million-women-mentors-of-kentucky


Women of substance
http://www.nationmultimedia.com/life/Women-of-substance-30296428.html


Women in STEM campaign worsens bias against the humanities
http://thewellesleynews.com/2016/09/28/women-in-stem-campaign-worsens-bias-against-the-humanities/


Big Bang’s brainy Bialek is new face of Fisher Price’s STEM focused toys
http://www.buffalonews.com/business/big-bangs-brainy-bialik-is-new-face-of-fisher-prices-stem-focused-toys-20160927


What actress and neuroscientist Mayim Bialik actually thinks about the toy that teaches preschoolers how to code
http://www.popsugar.com/moms/Fisher-Price-STEM-Toys-Kids-42470730


How Twitter shows the future promise of STEM
http://www.justmeans.com/blog/how-twitter-shows-the-future-promise-of-stem


Girl scouts can earn videogame design patches now
https://killscreen.com/articles/girl-scouts-can-earn-videogame-design-patches-now/


Melinda Gates turns her focus to promoting women in tech
http://www.theverge.com/2016/9/29/13110070/melinda-gates-women-in-tech-microsoft-foundation


Why this big gap for women in the workplace should get much more attention
http://www.cortezjournal.com/article/20160929/AP/309299759/Why-this-big-gap-for-women-in-the-workplace-should-get-much-more-attention


Scotland – Sturgeon praises report to increase women in STEM subjects
http://www.thenational.scot/news/sturgeon-praises-report-to-increase-women-in-stem-subjects.23023


Female students urged to pursue STEM-related careers
http://www.dailycomet.com/news/20160929/female-students-urged-to-pursue-stem-related-careers

STEAM

Ireland – Time to focus on Art in education
http://www.irishtimes.com/opinion/letters/time-to-focus-on-art-in-education-1.2802089


Fab Lab conference sparks enthusiasm
http://www.apg-wi.com/ashland_daily_press/news/fab-lab-conference-sparks-enthusiasm/article_ccf11bda-812d-11e6-819a-83f7823b7073.html


Start up advances technology that uses fish waste, water to grow vegetables, plants indoor
http://www.cpbj.com/article/20160923/CPBJ01/160929925/startup-advances-technology-that-uses-fish-waste-water-to-grow-vegetables-plants-indoors


Turning STEM into STEAM with music education and service learning
http://news.uark.edu/articles/35463/turning-stem-into-steam-with-music-education-and-service-learning


Think science – STEAM
http://tpr.org/post/think-science-steam


USS Missouri crew encourages young people to embrace STEAM
http://fox2now.com/2016/09/23/uss-missouri-crew-encourages-young-people-to-embrace-steam/


STEAM village pushes student innovations
http://www.grbj.com/articles/86218-steam-village-pushes-student-innovation


Cindy McGuire – Srsly, ppl need 2 c real sentences
http://www.leavenworthtimes.com/opinion/20160924/cindy-mcguire-srsly-ppl-need-2-c-real-sentences


STEAM on the Quad aimed at getting students interested in science, technology, and art
http://www.hometownstations.com/story/33182990/steam-on-the-quad-aimed-at-getting-students-interested-in-science-technology-and-art


Malta – Science meets the city
http://www.timesofmalta.com/articles/view/20160925/arts-entertainment/science-meets-the-city-again.626102


All Tech and All Fun at STEAM Works Studios
http://baristanet.com/2016/09/tech-fun-steam-works-studio/


2 Longmont businesses score start-up grants
http://bizwest.com/2-longmont-businesses-score-startup-grants/


Tribal Planet hosts exclusive event to launch citizen science mobile platform
http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/tribal-planet-hosts-exclusive-event-to-launch-citizen-science-mobile-platform-300336736.html

WOMEN’S COLLEGE

So long to the Columbia girl who has it all
http://columbiaspectator.com/opinion/2016/09/27/so-long-columbia-girl-who-has-it-all


Princeton professor documents the movement that ended single – sex education at elite schools
http://www.philly.com/philly/living/20160928_Princeton_professor_documents_the_movement_that_ended_single-sex_education_at_elite_schools.html

COLLEGE EQUESTRIAN

New Albion College equestrian center among largest in the nation
http://www.mlive.com/news/jackson/index.ssf/2016/09/albion_college_to_open_nations.html


College scholarship for equestrians
http://www.horsechannel.com/young-rider/college-scholarships-for-equestrians.aspx

STUDENT RECRUITMENT, ENROLLMENT, ETC.

International students choosing MCC for college studies
http://www.wtok.com/content/news/International-students-choosing-MCC-for-college-studies-394461781.html


Amid scrutiny, for-profit colleges see enrollment slide.
http://www.azcentral.com/story/news/local/arizona-education/2016/09/22/amid-scrutiny–profit-colleges-see-enrollment-slide/90862624/


India – JCC university sees massive placements
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/mysuru/JSS-university-sees-massive-placements/articleshow/54476586.cms
and
http://www.nyoooz.com/mysore/612708/jss-university-sees-massive-placements


Overlooked, black students in rural areas face unique challenges, says UGA researcher
http://onlineathens.com/mobile/2016-09-23/overlooked-black-students-rural-areas-face-unique-challenges-says-uga-researcher


UW system fall enrollment down 5,000 students
http://www.jsonline.com/story/news/education/2016/09/23/uw-system-fall-enrollment-down-5000-students/90800218/


Fort Lewis College enrollment down 3.3 percent
http://www.durangoherald.com/article/20160925/NEWS01/160929693/-1/s


History majors decline at Ithaca College and nationwide
https://theithacan.org/news/history-majors-decline-at-ithaca-college-and-nationwide/


Saint Rose boasts record number enrolled
http://www.timesunion.com/local/article/Record-student-number-this-fall-9289864.php


Area colleges brainstorm about enrollment
http://www.thonline.com/news/dubuque/article_5949abb5-8c9d-5cd7-b056-38dddf41936c.html


How recruiters decide which school to visit
http://www.wsj.com/articles/how-recruiters-decide-which-schools-to-visit-1475029868


How colleges stack up on pay0ff for students
http://www.wsj.com/articles/how-colleges-stack-up-on-the-payoff-for-students-1475030224


Recruitment fraud – 2 Somerset County employees admit helping foreign clients with VISA fraud – US Attorney
http://patch.com/new-jersey/bridgewater/2-somerset-county-employees-admit-helping-foreign-clients-visa-fraud-us
and
http://www.business-standard.com/article/pti-stories/two-indians-charged-with-visa-fraud-in-new-jersey-116092800141_1.html
and
http://www.mycentraljersey.com/story/news/crime/jersey-mayhem/2016/09/27/2-somerset-employees-plea-running-pay-stay-operation-foreigners/91188074/


Students learn prospective college path
http://www.stwnewspress.com/news/students-learn-prospective-college-paths/article_9fb218ab-b473-5d54-9943-a05832f62a72.html


Increase in international students puts global face on Rutgers
http://news.rutgers.edu/feature/increase-international-students-puts-global-face-rutgers/20160928#.V-z4mfArI2w

COLLEGE SUSTAINABILITY AND AGRICULTURE

Hendrix College signs climate commitment
https://www.hendrix.edu/news/news.aspx?id=80335


On the farm at Bowdoin College, education grows organically
http://bangordailynews.com/2016/09/26/homestead/on-the-farm-at-bowdoin-college-education-grows-organically/


Oregon Tilth helps fund OSU organic extension position
http://www.capitalpress.com/Oregon/20160928/oregon-tilth-helps-fund-osu-organic-extension-position

COLLEGE FINANCES, GRANTS, ETC.

Bipartisan senate bill takes a carrot and stick approach to boosting college access, graduation rate
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/grade-point/wp/2016/09/22/ipartisan-senate-bill-takes-a-carrot-and-stick-approach-to-boosting-college-access-graduation-rates/


Decreasing median incomes linked to rising numbers of Pell Grant recipients
More aid for the needy
https://www.insidehighered.com/news/2016/09/23/decreasing-median-incomes-linked-rising-numbers-pell-grant-recipients


Small colleges face hurdles as they’re pushed to change
https://www.insidehighered.com/news/2016/09/23/small-colleges-face-hurdles-theyre-pushed-change


Ireland – Record 30,000 students to receive first grant payments
http://www.irishexaminer.com/ireland/record-30000-students-to-receive-first-grant-payments-422608.html


How to get paid to play sports in college
http://www.usnews.com/education/best-colleges/articles/2016-09-23/how-to-get-paid-to-play-sports-in-college


Qualified high school students can now access Pell grant funds
http://www.courant.com/community/killingly/hc-kn-dayville-pell-grant-changes-0929-20160926-story.html


Students and UC leaders urge Congress to restore year-round Pell grants
http://universityofcalifornia.edu/news/students-uc-leaders-urge-congress-restore-year-round-pell-grants


$3.6 Million grant funding helps Valley students realize educational dreams
http://www.ucmerced.edu/news/2016/36-million-grant-helps-valley-students-realize-educational-dreams


US Department of Education awards NEIU millions in grants
http://neiuindependent.org/6233/news/us-department-of-education-awards-neiu-millions-in-grant/


Tuition loan defaults jump at technical colleges
http://www.sheboyganpress.com/story/news/2016/09/27/tuition-loan-defaults-jump-technical-colleges/90264274/


Fort Worth oilman, wife donate $20 million to liberal arts at UT
http://www.mystatesman.com/news/news/local/fort-worth-oilman-wife-donating-20-million-to-libe/nsgQ3/
and
http://patch.com/texas/downtownaustin/billionaire-oilman-donates-20-million-university-texas-liberal-arts-college


UA engineering receives $1.07 million diversity  grant from NSF
https://uanews.arizona.edu/story/ua-engineering-receives-107m-diversity-grant-nsf

WOMEN IN HIGHER EDUCATION

Why gender diversity is a business imperative
http://www.benzinga.com/pressreleases/16/09/p8487263/the-payoff-for-a-virginia-college-degree-varies-considerably-by-type-of


Saudi Arabia – Saudi women get more chances for senior positions
http://saudigazette.com.sa/saudi-arabia/saudi-women-get-chances-senior-positions/


The fight for workplace gender equality isn’t over
http://www.idsnews.com/article/2016/09/fight-for-workplace-gender-equality


Women’s nonprofit pairs wine with activism to raise money
http://www.fairfaxtimes.com/articles/women-s-nonprofit-pairs-wine-with-activism-to-raise-money/article_e9d2bc7a-81cf-11e6-bf64-3f61fa5f5439.html


Great Britain – Babies born to women aged 45 and over rises by a third
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-37440538


Dr. Karen Tice talks gender and race in beauty pageants, higher education
http://www.the-college-reporter.com/2016/09/25/dr-karen-tice-talks-gender-and-race-in-beauty-pageants-and-higher-education/


Barnard College of and part of Columbia University
http://columbiaspectator.com/opinion/2016/09/25/barnard-college-and-part-columbia-university


UI women gather to empower all females
http://daily-iowan.com/2016/09/27/ui-women-gather-to-empower-all-females/


Israel – Narrowing gender pay gap in Israel would boost GDP by 7% treasury says
http://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/business/1.744492


Why college educated women are the key to beating Donald Trump
http://www.popsugar.com/news/College-Educated-Women-Voting-2016-Election-42459341


UK – Experts reveal the cardinal sin most women make when choosing a career – so did you commit it?
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-3810005/Expert-reveals-cardinal-sin-women-make-choosing-career-did-commit-it.html


Head to head – Is there a feminist issue in college enrollment?  Obviously
http://www.transyrambler.com/head-to-head-is-there-a-feminist-issue-in-college-enrollment-obviously/


Pakistan – Investing in education of Pakistani female
http://dailytimes.com.pk/editorial/29-Sep-16/investing-in-education-of-pakistani-females


How work and family life conflict in the modern university
https://www.timeshighereducation.com/news/how-work-and-family-life-conflict-modern-university


UNESCO report shows empowering women has huge benefits for the environment
http://naija247news.com/2016/09/unesco-report-shows-empowering-women-huge-benefits-environment/


Katie Coombs – Growing up female in the United States
http://www.rgj.com/story/life/2016/09/29/katie-coombs-growing-up-female-united-states/91290508/

OTHER

How ITT Tech screwed students and made millions
http://www.gizmodo.in/news/How-ITT-Tech-Screwed-Students-and-Made-Millions/articleshow/54472057.cms


A 32 year old disabled  vet thought ITT Tech was his ticket out of poverty  – his story shows everything wrong with for-profit colleges
http://www.businessinsider.de/itt-tech-closure-and-the-growth-of-for-profit-colleges-2016-9?r=US&IR=T


UofO, ATU team up for international students masters program
http://www.swtimes.com/news/20160926/uofo-atu-team-up-for-international-student-masters-programhttp://www.swtimes.com/news/20160926/uofo-atu-team-up-for-international-student-masters-program


Going Greek? Current president of the Inter-Greek Council reflects on public perception of Trinity’s Greek system
http://commons.trincoll.edu/tripod/2016/09/27/going-greek-current-president-of-the-inter-greek-council-reflects-on-public-perception-of-trinitys-greek-system/

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/ 

OCTOBER 13, 2016
Not Sweet Briar related, but should you be in the area…

Join the Robert E Lee Soil & Water Conservation District for a Farm Field Day to be held on October 13, 2016 at the Appomattox High School Farm  (198 Evergreen Ave Appomattox, VA 24522) See attached flyer for more information on the topics to be covered.districtfarmfieldday_oct132016
There is no cost to attend this event, but registration is required by October 11, 2016 by 4:30 pm. Contact: Jonathan Wooldridge at(434) 352-2819 or jonathan.wooldridge@releeconservation.comdistrictfarmfieldday_oct132016

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OCTOBER 20

Please Join RVA SBC Alumnae Club as we welcome Dr Lynn Rainville, Reserach Professor and Director of the Tusculum Institute, to Richmond to hear her speak on “Sweet Briar Founders: What’s Past is Prologue.” Registration begins at 11:30am. The program will last from 12-1pm.

Lunch Cost: $20 (includes lunch and program)

We will be selling Dr Rainville’s book, “Sweet Briar College” for $25! You’ll be able to pick it up and get it autographed at the lunch. Reserve your copy today!
*If you are unable to attend the lunch but would still like an autograph, please let us know and we will get an autographed copy to you.

You can use the links below to PayPal funds for Lunch and Book, or mail checks to 8602 Lonepine Rd, Henrico VA 23294. Please RVSP by emailing rva.sbcalumnae@gmail.com

Order Book by: Wednesday, September 21st:
(click link to order your copy)
https://www.paypal.me/SBCAlumnaeRVA/25

RSVP for Lunch Spot by: Monday, October 17th:
(click link pay and reserve spot)
https://www.paypal.me/SBCAlumnaeRVA/20

 

VIXENS HELPING VIXENS

A MEMBER OF THE SWEET BRIAR SWIM TEAM IS UNABLE TO ATTEND THE WINTER TRAINING WEEK IN SOUTH FLORIDA DUE TO INSUFFICIENT FUNDS.  IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO HELP OUT AND DONATE A FEW BUCKS, TOGETHER WE COULD RAISE ENOUGH TO SEND HER TO FLORIDA.
PLEASE GO TO:
https://www.officialpayments.com/pc_template_cobrand.jsp?body=pc_step2_amount_body.jsp
IF YOU HAVE TROUBLE SIGNING IN, TRY SBC.EDU AND CLICK ON ‘GIVE ONLINE’ ON THE TOP RIGHT.
WHEN MAKING A DONATION PLEASE CHOOSE DESIGNATION #8 ‘OTHER’ AND ADD ‘SWIM TEAM – WINTER TRAINING – CAPTAIN’S FUND’ IN THE SPACE BELOW.
THANK YOU

Vixen Watch for October 1, 2016

Vixen Watch for September 22, 2016

HAPPY THURSDAY AND WELCOME TO ANOTHER VIXEN WATCH. NEXT WEEK VIXEN WATCH SHOULD BE BACK TO ITS ORIGINAL SCHEDULE ON SATURDAY. THANK YOU. 

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

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WOULDN’T YOU KNOW IT?  AS SOON AS I PUBLISHED THE LAST VIXEN WATCH I RECEIVED AN EMAIL ADVERTISING SWEET BRIAR PRESIDENT PHIL STONE’S YOUTUBE MESSAGE ‘OUR PATH FORWARD’.  IF YOU HAVEN’T SEEN IT YET, GO TO THE SWEET BRIAR NEWS SECTION FOR THE YOUTUBE LINK.  

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PLANNING TO ATTEND SWEET BRIAR FOUNDERS DAY?
FOR MORE INFORMATION GO TO 

http://sbc.edu/founders-day/ 

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SWEET BRIAR IS STILL COLLECTING CLASS NOTES.  IF YOU HAVEN’T SEND IN YOUR SUBMISSION YET, YOU STILL HAVE A FEW DAYS LEFT.  THE DEADLINE IS SEPTEMBER 25.  GO TO
HTTP://SBC.EDU/ALUMNAE-DEVELOPMENT/CLASS-NOTES/
AND REMEMBER – NO MORE THAN 75 WORDS.
EVERY CLASS WILL PARTICIPATE. 

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YOU CAN FIND MORE INFORMATION ON HOW YOU CAN
HELP WITH  THE RESURFACING OF THE TENNIS COURTS,  WHICH INCLUDES A COOL FUNDRAISER, IN THE ‘ALUMNAE ALLIANCE’ SECTION. 

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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 COLLEGE IS HIRING! 
FACULTY POSITIONS:
ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF ECONOMICS
ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE (two positions)
ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF GOVERNMENT
INSTRUCTOR IN RIDING
STAFF POSITIONS:
ACCOUNTANT – STUDENT ACCOUNTS
CAMPUS SAFETY OFFICER
CATERING SUPERVISOR
COOK
DIRECTOR OF ADVANCEMENT SERVICES
DIRECTOR OF ALUMNAE RELATIONS (Alumna preferred)
DIRECTOR OF SWEET BRIAR FUND/ANNUAL GIVING (Alumna preferred)
HUMAN RESOURCES SPECIALIST
SENIOR ADMISSIONS COUNSELOR
IF YOU ARE INTERESTED PLEASE GO TO 
http://sbc.edu/human-resources/faculty-staff-job-openings/

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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 FUNDRAISERS DDODD@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 REQUEST TO THE COMMENT BOX. THANK YOU. :-)

SWEET BRIAR NEWS

President Stone’s Fall 2016 Update – Our Path Forward
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pvkm11IUaQA&feature=youtu.be


New email threats disturb regional campuses
http://marlinchronicle.vwc.edu/?p=6377


BFA seniors present original dance, music, film and writing capstones
http://sbc.edu/news/b-f-a-seniors-present-original-dance-music-film-and-writing-capstones/


Washington and Lee’s ARDO CONSORT to kick off Gager community concert series
http://sbc.edu/news/washington-and-lees-ardo-consort-to-kick-off-gager-community-concert-series/


Sweet Briar exhibit focuses on former President Meta Glass
http://www.newsadvance.com/the_burg/artscene/sweet-briar-exhibit-focuses-on-former-president-meta-glass/article_7d6b39eb-6cf9-501d-983f-427d06af1d87.html


Founders’ Day weekend connects Sweet Briar traditions across the decades
http://sbc.edu/news/founders-day-weekend-connects-sweet-briar-traditions-across-the-decades/


FOR MORE SWEET BRIAR NEWS PLEASE VISIT    http://sbc.edu/news/

SUBMITTED BY MEMBERS OF THE SWEET BRIAR FAMILY

Posted on Facebook by Debra Elkins
We have another mystery at hand.  Do you know who these young women are?


Posted on Facebook by Claire Dennison Griffith
Great news to start this week at #SweetBriar! The Tennis Court Challenge has received another $50,000 gift along with a number of gifts from the student-led Phonathon last week, which gets us almost half way to our goal!! Please join us in serving up an ace for SBC! Make a gift at SBC.edu/gift by October 1st!
PS Congratulations to the Tennis Vixens in their 7-2 victory over Salem College.


Posted on Facebook by Kimberly J.Battad What a great idea!!!
OK vixen book lovers. I have been toying with the idea of a Sweet Briar book exchange of sorts. If you find a book you love and want to pass it along to another vixen to enjoy, sign your name in the book with your class year so we can all see where the book has traveled, etc. Would this be something anyone would be interested in?


Posted on Facebook by Relay For Life Of Sweet Briar College and Kayla Kishbough
Calling all ALUMS! We are looking to create a new Relay For Life campus logo, if anyone would like to help create a new logo please contact us to share some ideas!!! Can’t wait to hear all the wonderful ideas #sbcrelay
https://www.facebook.com/Relay-For-Life-of-Sweet-Briar-College-149497305261554/


Posted on Facebook by Mary-Celeste Slusser 
I came across the grant opportunity for women interested in post-undergrad/graduate education and thought I would pass it on
Career Development Grants Application Instructions
http://www.aauw.org/what-we-do/educational-funding-and-awards/career-development-grants/cdg-application/


Posted on Facebook by Cindy Conroy
Liberal Arts still matter
http://capecodtimes.com/article/20160920/OPINION/160929997

TOMORROW IS FOUNDERS DAY.
If you need more information go to http://sbc.edu/founders-day/
If you’re planning to attend Founders’ Day tomorrow grab your tray and lunch with students at our SBC Career Services get-together. It’s a great opportunity to meet students and provide helpful career advice. Everyone welcome! RSVP here.
http://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090d4ba5a62b0-sbccareer


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:
http://shopsweet.sbc.edu/products/cocktail-napkins-50-count-with-crispen-vixen
Cocktail Napkins 50 Count with Crispen Vixen


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, VISIT SBC.EDU/GIFT.


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

LIBERAL ARTS 

Why the failing liberal arts degree is a myth
http://www.ecampusnews.com/ed-tech-leadership/liberal-arts-degree/


Job wars – Why liberal arts grads are winning
http://www.investopedia.com/news/job-wars-why-liberal-arts-grads-are-winning/


Why switching to liberal arts was right for me
http://nique.net/opinions/2016/09/16/why-switching-to-liberal-arts-was-right-for-me/


Humanities lost
http://www.emissourian.com/opinion/editorials/humanities-lost/article_ac54c7f7-2760-554e-b355-ab5f96e30f1b.html


Liberal Arts, inflexible structures
https://www.insidehighered.com/views/2016/09/19/sustaining-liberal-arts-requires-organizational-restructuring-essay


Reminder – 20th anniversary of Liberal Arts designation
https://frontpage.gcsu.edu/announcement/reminder-20th-anniversary-liberal-arts-designation


The importance of preserving and promoting languages – A liberal arts perspective
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/michael-zimmerman/the-importance-of-preserv_b_12088728.html?utm_hp_ref=college&ir=College


In a STEM loving world humanities still play a role
http://www.losaltosonline.com/news/sections/schools/210-school-features/53718-


A new culture of cooperation in academia is emerging
http://www.npr.org/sections/13.7/2016/09/21/494837130/a-new-culture-of-cooperation-in-academia-is-emerging


Liberal arts colleges ‘best for teaching satisfaction’
https://www.timeshighereducation.com/news/liberal-arts-colleges-best-for-teaching-satisfaction


The value of arts
http://cornellsun.com/2016/09/21/the-value-of-arts/


Developing self-driving cars will be easy compared to scaling the seminar
https://www.insidehighered.com/blogs/technology-and-learning/developing-self-driving-cars-will-be-easy-compared-scaling-seminar


Brian Bordainick talks about relationship between liberal arts and entrepreneurship
http://www.lanthorn.com/article/2016/09/fredrick-meijer-speaker-brian-bordainick

STEM

Science Center pilots program aimed at engaging  high school students with STEM
http://www.prweb.com/releases/2016/09/prweb13689509.htm


Thailand – STEM hub seeks formula for better teaching, learning
http://www.nationmultimedia.com/national/STEM-hub-seeks-formula-for-better-teaching-learnin-30295586.html


STEM education doesn’t stem growth
http://daily-iowan.com/2016/09/19/stem-education-doesnt-stem-growth/


More than an academic bent
http://www.thestatesman.com/news/supplements/more-than-an-academic-bent/166007.html


Wissenschaft mach Spass – German scientists offer BPS students European look at STEM
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/michael-zimmerman/the-importance-of-preserv_b_12088728.html?utm_hp_ref=college&ir=College


Summit Technical Solutions, LLC celebrates 15th anniversary
http://finance.yahoo.com/news/summit-technical-solutions-llc-celebrates-200700938.html


Army recruiters swoop in to woo STEM students at Fort Mill High
http://www.heraldonline.com/news/local/article103022757.html


Enrollment numbers slightly decline at ND colleges, universities
http://www.inforum.com/news/4119552-enrollment-numbers-decline-slightly-nd-colleges-universities


STEM education is vital – BUT NOT at the expense of humanities

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/stem-education-is-vital-but-not-at-the-expense-of-the-humanities/


Fear of a college educated barista
http://www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2016/09/fear-of-a-college-educated-barista/500792/


STEM improves edification for all
http://triblive.com/opinion/letters/11181166-74/stem-education-schools

WOMEN IN STEM

Day in the life – Getting inspired by women in tech
http://www.forbes.com/sites/leahginsberg/2016/09/15/day-in-the-life-getting-inspired-by-women-in-tech/#4a1d6ac25898


On Ghostbusters and the way we see women in media
http://wesleyanargus.com/2016/09/15/on-ghostbusters-and-the-way-we-see-women-in-media/


Q & A – Sherri Brown, Monsanto scientist
http://www.agriculture.com/crops/qa-sherri-brown-monsanto-scientist


Women break barriers in engineering and computer science at some top colleges
https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/education/women-break-barriers-in-engineering-and-computer-science-at-some-top-colleges/2016/09/16/538027a4-7503-11e6-be4f-3f42f2e5a49e_story.html
and
http://www.the-journal.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20160916/AP/309169880/1/News02/Womenbreakbarriersinengineeringandcomputerscienceatsometopcolleges


Dear Congress – tomorrow’s STEM leaders need your support today
http://thehill.com/blogs/congress-blog/education/296193-dear-congress-tomorrows-stem-leaders-need-your-support-today


20 professional discussions Millennials should have with their mentors (Part 1)
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/julie-kantor/20-professional-discussio_b_12014872.html


Carnegie Mellon pushes for more women in engineering and computer science
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/grade-point/wp/2016/09/16/carnegie-mellon-pushes-for-more-women-in-engineering-and-computer-science/


Closing the STEM gender gap
http://www.caller.com/opinion/forums/closing-the-stem-gender-gap-3c8e68ce-2934-264e-e053-0100007f4d05-393756441.html


More women pursuing degrees in science and engineering
http://www.pressherald.com/2016/09/16/more-women-pursuing-degrees-in-science-and-engineering/


I’ll tell you what I want, what I really, really want is a job in science, technology, engineering and math
http://www.derrynow.com/news/ill-tell-you-what-i-want-what-i-really-really-want-is-a-job-in-science-technology-engineering-or-mathematics/117700


Girls get hands – on STEM training at West Palm Beach event
http://www.mypalmbeachpost.com/news/news/girls-get-hands-on-stem-training-at-west-palm-beac/nsZjX/


Airtel MD – Women must claim place in ICT sector
http://www.biztechafrica.com/article/airtel-md-women-must-claim-place-ict-sector/11758/


Senate committee to markup NASA authorization, inspire women bills
http://www.spacepolicyonline.com/news/senate-committee-to-markup-nasa-authorization-inspire-women-bills


Proportion of CMU women in undergrad engineering and computer science above national average
http://thetartan.org/2016/9/19/news/women


A new bill to stop rampant sexual abuse, harassment of women in STEM fields will be proposed this week
http://nymag.com/thecut/2016/09/jackie-speier-proposes-bill-to-stop-sexual-abuse-in-stem.html


‘Cards Against Humanity’ reopens STEM scholarship for women
https://www.engadget.com/2016/09/19/cards-against-humanity-women-stem-science-ambassador-scholarship/
and
http://www.htxt.co.za/2016/09/20/cards-against-humanity-to-fund-stem-scholarship-for-women/


Whurley helps in ITU and UN women’s global mission for gender equality
http://www.siliconhillsnews.com/2016/09/20/whurley-helps-in-itu-and-un-womens-global-mission-for-gender-equality/


UMASS – Lowell wins $3.5M grant for women in STEM
http://www.lowellsun.com/breakingnews/ci_30383974/umass-lowell-wins-3-5m-grant-women-stem


Bill to prevent sexual harassment in STEM fields could actually help in every area
http://www.thefrisky.com/2016-09-20/bill-to-prevent-sexual-harassment-in-stem-fields-could-actually-help-in-every-area/


$3,000 for 5 page essay on sexism in my Science Fiction
http://www.science20.com/physics_foundations/blog/3000_find_sexism_for_money-180439


Zambia – First lady calls for transformation of education sector
https://www.lusakatimes.com/2016/09/21/first-lady-calls-for-transformation-of-education-sector/


UAFS events tries to drum up STEM interest among women

http://www.swtimes.com/news/20160922/uafs-event-tries-to-drum-up-stem-interest-among-women


UM-Flint’s women of STEM – Bec Smith
https://news.umflint.edu/2016/09/21/um-flints-women-stem-bev-smith/


Connecting girls and their dreams
http://www.spartaindependent.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20160921/NEWS01/160929970


Esty’s women’s entrepreneur act gets cleared for senate vote
http://www.newstimes.com/local/article/Esty-s-women-s-entrepreneur-act-gets-cleared-9237211.php


Men in nursing face underrepresentation and stigma
http://www.dailytexanonline.com/2016/09/21/men-in-nursing-face-underrepresentation-and-stigma

STEAM

Acadiana Symphony connects science, music
http://www.theadvertiser.com/story/news/local/2016/09/15/acadiana-symphony-connects-science-music/90437726/


Interactive ArtPrize lab promotes STEAM education
http://woodtv.com/2016/09/16/interactive-artprize-lab-promotes-steam-education/


STEAM dissolves information privilege barrier between tech and art
https://www.siliconrepublic.com/discovery/steam-tech-arts-collide 


Crowdfunded kids toy teaches children to build and hack

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/jack-choros/crowdfunded-kids-toy-teac_b_12037098.html


Ford encourages students to explore STEAM fields, providing inspiration with girls’fast track races
http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20160919006588/en/Ford-Encourages-Students-Explore-STEAM-Fields-Providing


Early childhood education conference focuses on technology
https://thetelegraph.com/news/89663/early-childhood-education-conference-focuses-on-technology


Column – Full of STEAM
http://www.summerlandreview.com/opinion/394340811.html

WOMEN’S COLLEGE

What I learned from studying in a women’s college
http://www.storypick.com/survive-college/


New prez takes the helm at Mills
http://www.ebar.com/news/article.php?sec=news&article=71899 

STUDENT RECRUITMENT

College recruiters suggest applying early – for school and financial aid
http://www.wrdw.com/content/news/College-recruiters-suggest-applying-early—for-school-and-financial-aid-393629801.html


SIU chancellor optimistic about university’s future
http://thesouthern.com/news/local/siu-chancellor-optimistic-about-university-s-future/article_a7275133-12b0-5f2f-9b45-584209ff3c21.html


ITT Tech students weigh tough choices, mostly on their own
http://www.politico.com/story/2016/09/itt-tech-students-weigh-tough-choices-mostly-on-their-own-228347


ITT Tech students put focus on future
http://highlandsranchherald.net/stories/ITT-Tech-students-put-focus-on-future,235698


Enrollment drops at the College of DuPage
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20160919/news/160918762/


Public colleges see mixed results as fall enrollment numbers come in
http://www.telegram.com/news/20160919/public-colleges-see-mixed-results-as-fall-enrollment-numbers-come-in


Bethel looks at ways to improve enrollment after 2016 number dips
https://www.bethelks.edu/news-events/news/post/5373/


UNH must think it’s competing with Dartmouth in recruiting students
http://www.sentinelsource.com/opinion/editorial/unh-must-think-it-s-competing-with-dartmouth-in-recruiting/article_84ac634f-c4fe-5716-90ab-3c2305eb7078.html


Municipality working to retain International students
http://blackburnnews.com/chatham/chatham-news/2016/09/21/municipality-working-retain-international-students/

COLLEGE SUSTAINABILITY AND AGRICULTURE

UofA fails to participate in program that ranks sustainability efforts
http://www.uatrav.com/news/article_6efb85e4-7ce9-11e6-8e4d-bf4c3061d5f3.html


Farm to cafeteria table
http://www.gillettenewsrecord.com/news/food/article_d8cd699d-c320-5711-bb63-395a872f1b3a.html


Macomb Food Co-Op talks Farm to Table
http://westerncourier.com/36332/news/macomb-food-co-op-talks-farm-to-table/


Canada – New College Boreal agricultural technician program will train the next generation of farmers
http://www.northernontariobusiness.com/Industry-News/education/2016/09/New-College-Bor%C3%A9al-agricultural-technician-program-will-train-the-next-generation-of-farmers.aspx


UMass achieves gold standard for sustainability
http://www.proudgreenbuilding.com/news/umass-achieves-gold-standard-for-sustainability/

COLLEGE FINANCES, GRANTS, ETC.

Colleges’ assessment of scholarships can set back students in need
http://www.post-gazette.com/business/money/2016/09/16/Colleges-financial-practices-can-hurt-students-in-need-loans-scholarships/stories/201609160079


Student debt is tied to lower grades among college students
http://blogs.wsj.com/economics/2016/09/19/student-debt-is-tied-to-lower-grades-among-college-students/


Study – Students who get this type of financial aid do best in college
http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/study-students-who-get-this-type-of-financial-aid-do-best-in-college/article/2602221


Colleges that claim to meet full financial need
http://www.usnews.com/education/best-colleges/paying-for-college/articles/2016-09-19/colleges-that-claim-to-meet-full-financial-need


For profit colleges – are you being ripped off?
http://www.nextadvisor.com/blog/2016/09/21/for-profit-colleges-are-you-being-ripped-off/

WOMEN IN HIGHER EDUCATION

UK – Gender gap in higher education is bigger than ever as 25% more girls than boys now go to university
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3792014/Gender-gap-higher-education-bigger-25-girls-boys-university.html


Ireland – Gender pay gap Ireland wider for women with degree
http://www.irishexaminer.com/ireland/gender-pay-gap-ireland-wider-for-women-with-degree-421317.html


Education as resistance
http://columbiaspectator.com/opinion/2016/09/16/education-resistance


Israel – Israeli women better educated than men – but earn less
http://www.timesofisrael.com/israeli-women-better-educated-than-men-but-earn-less/


Turkey – Turkey among lowest in spending per students – OECD
http://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/turkey-among-lowest-in-spending-per-student-oecd.aspx?pageID=238&nid=103945&NewsCatID=341


Women earned majority of doctoral degrees in 2015 for 7th straight year and outnumber men in grad school 134 to 100
http://www.aei.org/publication/women-earned-majority-of-doctoral-degrees-in-2015-for-7th-straight-year-and-outnumber-men-in-grad-school-134-to-100/


Women earned majority of doctoral degrees in 2015 for 7th straight year and outnumber men in grad school 135 to 100
http://www.aei.org/publication/women-earned-majority-of-doctoral-degrees-in-2015-for-7th-straight-year-and-outnumber-men-in-grad-school-134-to-100/


America has always seen ambitious women as unhealthy
http://www.slate.com/articles/news_and_politics/history/2016/09/hillary_clinton_is_just_the_latest_ambitious_american_woman_to_be_accused.html


Canada – Wage gap between Canadian men and women narrows with education – OECD study
http://www.crcconnection.com/2016/09/17/wage-gap-between-canadian-men-and-women-narrows-with.html


How the feminist rule on campus hurts men
http://www.thecollegefix.com/post/29070/


Male students most hurt by ‘sophomore slump’
https://www.timeshighereducation.com/news/male-students-most-hurt-sophomore-slump


Local non-profit empowers women to pursue higher education
http://www.kvoa.com/clip/12740280/local-non-profit-empowers-women-to-pursue-higher-education


Gender equity in the workforce – a global issue
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/helen-drinan/gender-equity-in-the-work_b_12100014.html


Hong Kong v-c: staff ‘shrugged shoulders’ on gender equity
https://www.timeshighereducation.com/news/hong-kong-v-c-staff-shrugged-shoulders-gender-equity


U.N women, global universities take aim at campus sexual assault
http://europe.newsweek.com/un-global-universities-take-aim-campus-sexual-assault-500736


Cameroon – How Catholics brought women’s equality to a Cameroon clan
http://www.patheos.com/blogs/catholicnews/2016/09/how-catholics-brought-womens-equality-to-a-cameroon-clan/


Editorial – Lawsuit highlights systematic problems in higher education
http://www.iowastatedaily.com/app_content/article_18033ffa-8029-11e6-addd-c738fb6e7221.html

OTHER

GM wants ‘Women in Business’
http://hillsdalecollegian.com/2016/09/gm-wants-women-business/


‘Make Lindsborg white again’ – Racist chalk messages mar small liberal arts college in Kansas
http://www.businessinsider.de/racist-chalk-messages-appear-at-bethany-college-in-kansas-2016-9?r=US&IR=T


How Corinthian colleges, a for profit behemoth, suddenly imploded
https://www.revealnews.org/article/how-corinthian-colleges-a-for-profit-behemoth-suddenly-imploded/


Students reject move to standardize undergraduate course requirements
http://cornellsun.com/2016/09/20/students-reject-move-to-standardize-undergraduate-course-requirements/


Divergent vision of success in higher ed
http://www.rollcall.com/news/politics/colleges-universities-debt-success

EVENTS

Below is a collection on events that are happening around the country.  For more information on events in particular around Sweet Briar please checkhttp://sbc.edu/featured-events/ 

OCTOBER 20

Please Join RVA SBC Alumnae Club as we welcome Dr Lynn Rainville, Reserach Professor and Director of the Tusculum Institute, to Richmond to hear her speak on “Sweet Briar Founders: What’s Past is Prologue.” Registration begins at 11:30am. The program will last from 12-1pm.

Lunch Cost: $20 (includes lunch and program)

We will be selling Dr Rainville’s book, “Sweet Briar College” for $25! You’ll be able to pick it up and get it autographed at the lunch. Reserve your copy today!
*If you are unable to attend the lunch but would still like an autograph, please let us know and we will get an autographed copy to you.

You can use the links below to PayPal funds for Lunch and Book, or mail checks to 8602 Lonepine Rd, Henrico VA 23294. Please RVSP by emailing rva.sbcalumnae@gmail.com

Order Book by: Wednesday, September 21st:
(click link to order your copy)
https://www.paypal.me/SBCAlumnaeRVA/25

RSVP for Lunch Spot by: Monday, October 17th:
(click link pay and reserve spot)
https://www.paypal.me/SBCAlumnaeRVA/20

 

 

Vixen Watch for September 22, 2016

Vixen Watch for September 15, 2016

GOOD MORNING DEAR SWEET BRIAR ALUMNAE.  AS I MENTIONED LAST SATURDAY VIXEN WATCH WILL NOT BE ISSUED THIS AND NEXT SATURDAYS.  INSTEAD YOU ARE RECEIVING A SLIGHTLY SMALLER VERSION TODAY AND NEXT WEEK THURSDAY.  VIXEN WATCH WILL RESUME ITS REGULAR SCHEDULE ON SATURDAYS STARTING OCTOBER 1.  THANK YOU!

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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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THE BRIAR WIRE IS OUT –
TOPICS IN THIS ISSUE INCLUDE PLANNED GIVING, A MESSAGE OF GRATITUDE TO THE AAR’S AND WORK WEEK VOLUNTEERS, A BEAUTIFUL POEM, THE REVAMPING OF THE BOOKSTORE, THE HISTORY OF THE SWEET BRIAR SEAL, RESURFACING THE TENNIS COURTS, ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE CHALLENGE GRANT, CREATIVE CLASS CHALLENGES, AND OF COURSE AN OPENING NOTE FROM MARY POPE HUTSON. FIND THE THE LINK IN THE ‘ALUMNAE ALLIANCE‘ SECTION.  

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SWEET BRIAR IS GOING TO COLLECT CLASS NOTES AGAIN.  YOUR CLASS SECRETARY SHOULD CONTACT YOU SOON. SUBMIT YOUR 75 WORD MINIMUM UPDATE BY SEPTEMBER 24.  YOU MAY ALSO SUBMIT YOUR UPDATE DIRECTLY TO SWEET BRIAR.  GO TO http://sbc.edu/alumnae-development/class-notes/
AND REMEMBER – NO MORE THAN 75 WORDS.
EVERY CLASS WILL PARTICIPATE. 

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YOU CAN FIND MORE INFORMATION ON HOW YOU CAN
HELP WITH  THE RESURFACING OF THE TENNIS COURTS IN THE ‘ALUMNAE ALLIANCE’ SECTION. 

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STREAMATHON IS COMING BACK  – MORE INFO IN  “SUBMITTED BY MEMBERS OF THE SWEET BRIAR FAMILY”.  

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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 FUNDRAISERS DDODD@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 REQUEST TO THE COMMENT BOX. THANK YOU. :-)

SWEET BRIAR NEWS

US News & World Report ranks Sweet Briar College #140
http://colleges.usnews.rankingsandreviews.com/best-colleges/sweet-briar-college-3742


Sweet Briar College welcomes record number of honor students
http://sbc.edu/news/sweet-briar-college-welcomes-record-number-of-honors-students/


Education news in brief – Advisory Committee meeting, Science camp for girls, ‘Homeschool Days’, movie screening, PCPS community meeting, College welcomes Brittany Pins
http://www.progress-index.com/news/20160913/education-news-in-brief-advisory-committee-meeting-science-camp-for-girls-homeschool-days-movie-screening-pcps-community-meeting-college-welcomes-brittany-pins


Virginia’s region IV teacher of the year is a Sweet Briar alumna
http://sbc.edu/news/virginias-region-iv-teacher-of-the-year-is-a-sweet-briar-alumna/


Sweet Briar ‘Streamathon’ is back by popular demand
http://sbc.edu/news/sweet-briar-streamathon-is-back-by-popular-demand/


FOR MORE SWEET BRIAR NEWS PLEASE VISIT
   http://sbc.edu/news/

SUBMITTED BY MEMBERS OF THE SWEET BRIAR FAMILY

A GREAT COFFEE TABLE BOOK – AND 100% OF THE PROFITS WILL GO TO SWEET BRIAR!
“Saving Sweet Briar …. in Perpetuity,” by Kim Cool’62.
100% after expenses will go to Sweet Briar
Purchase a copy of the full-color coffee table book about the story of the Saving Sweet Briar miracle told in words and photos by the alumnae, friends and faculty who made it happen.
Buy for your favorite student, prospective student, alumnae, parents, friends, etc. A piece of history to share.
Send a check for $24.95 per copy plus $5 shipping to:
Kim Cool
312 Shore Road
Venice FL 34286

sbccoverbookkcool


Posted on Facebook by Elizabeth ‘Lele’ Frenzel Casalini
Three more standouts – New landmark libaries 2016 – Honorable mentions
http://lj.libraryjournal.com/2016/09/buildings/lbd/three-more-standouts-new-landmark-libraries-2016-honorable-mentions/#_


Posted on Facebook by Beth Connor Pace
Another success story of a Sweet Briar alumna
Museum director invites the public to take a closer look
http://m.brownsvilleherald.com/news/local/article_cf799b10-7896-11e6-ae20-ef3f7e428ec7.html?mode=jqm


Posted on Facebook by Leah Haes
Current students who live in P- House (Patteson House) found this picture in their attic. We have no idea who this is, and would love to solve the mystery


Posted on Facebook Phyllis Watt Jordan
Exciting news: Sweet Briar will once again publish its printed magazine this fall, and that includes Class Notes. It’s been nearly two years since we published notes, so we’ll feature every class. Our deadline is tight: We need your submissions by Sept. 25. Your class secretary will be in touch soon, but to speed things up, you can use this online link.
http://sbc.edu/alumnae-development/class-notes/


Submitted by Deirdre Conley
Produced in 1937 by Martha Clarke
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The Briar Wire is out
http://sbc.edu/alumnae-development/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/the-briar-wire-september-2016.pdf


If you’re planning to attend Founders’ Day on September 23rd, grab your tray and lunch with students at our SBC Career Services get-together. It’s a great opportunity to meet students and provide helpful career advice. Everyone welcome! RSVP here.
http://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090d4ba5a62b0-sbccareer


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.


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, VISIT SBC.EDU/GIFT.


To get the most out of Sweet Briar’s alumnae network go to

https://sweetbriar.alumnifire.com/

LIBERAL ARTS

Humanities under attack
http://www.trinitonian.com/humanities-under-attack/


Wells Fargo ad campaign errs by undervaluing arts
http://www.crainscleveland.com/article/20160911/BLOGS17/160909813/wells-fargo-ad-campaign-errs-by-undervaluing-arts


Good news liberal arts majors – Your peers probably won’t outearn you forever
http://www.wsj.com/articles/good-news-liberal-arts-majors-your-peers-probably-wont-outearn-you-forever-1473645902


Quick refresher – Here are Mellon’s goals for liberal arts education
http://www.insidephilanthropy.com/home/2016/9/12/quick-refresher-here-are-mellons-goals-for-liberal-arts-educ.html


SCI-ARC launches liberal arts curriculum for its bachelor of architecture program
http://archinect.com/schools/release/88/sci-arc-launches-liberal-arts-curriculum-for-its-bachelor-of-architecture-program/149968065


U.S. News recognizes Cornell as a top 100 liberal arts college
http://news.cornellcollege.edu/2016/09/u-s-news-recognizes-cornell-top-100-liberal-arts-college/


Western Massachusetts college tops U.S. News & World Report list of Best Liberal Arts Colleges
http://www.masslive.com/news/index.ssf/2016/09/western_massachusetts_institut.html


Penn State to expand arts and humanities initiatives
http://news.psu.edu/story/425386/2016/09/12/research/penn-state-expand-arts-and-humanities-initiatives


Humanities provide the framework for knowledge
http://windsorstar.com/opinion/columnists/humanities-provide-the-framework-for-knowledge


Humanities degrees have employment value, too
http://www.dbknews.com/2016/09/14/humanities-degrees-have-employment-value-too/


Your view – Liberal Arts degrees prepare practical students
http://www.southcoasttoday.com/article/20160915/OPINION/160919725

STEM

St. Kitt – Quinlan underscores important of STEM education
http://www.sknvibes.com/news/newsdetails.cfm/97694


Back to school bus tour highlights importance of connecting America’s classrooms to the future and supporting STEM teacher leadership and education
https://www.ed.gov/news/press-releases/back-school-bus-tour-highlights-importance-connecting-america%E2%80%99s-classrooms-future-and-supporting-stem-teacher-leadership-and-education


HOSC camps keep learning alive during fall break
http://www.tullahomanews.com/hosc-camps-keep-learning-alive-during-fall-break/


YouTube science star – The importance of STEM education
http://kutv.com/features/fresh-living/youtube-science-star-the-importance-of-stem-education

 

WOMEN IN STEM

Fewer girls opting for maths, tech a worry – Melinda Gates
http://www.hindustantimes.com/india-news/fewer-girls-opting-for-maths-tech-a-worry-melinda-gates/story-xInW7TLeHiDd5iSj2bHZPJ.html
and
http://examswatch.com/fewer-girls-opting-for-stem-subjects-melinda-gates/


MSU grad, now 3M engineer, blinding them with science
http://www.timesrecordnews.com/news/local/msu-grad-now-3m-engineer-blinding-them-with-science-3c1494a2-5ee1-1c50-e053-0100007f9d7c-393027181.html


Study finds STEM workers more likely to find jobs in denser STEM labor markets
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/09/160912132741.htm


STEM grants from National Science Foundation aim at minority engineers
http://www.woodworkingnetwork.com/events-contests/event-coverage/stem-grants-national-science-foundation-aim-minority-engineers


The gender pay gap actually is because of discrimination, according to yet another study
http://www.woodworkingnetwork.com/events-contests/event-coverage/stem-grants-national-science-foundation-aim-minority-engineers


CSU works to close gender gap in engineering department
https://collegian.com/2016/09/csu-works-to-close-gender-gap-in-engineering-department/


To succeed in tech women need more visibility
https://hbr.org/2016/09/to-succeed-in-tech-women-need-more-visibility


The US attracts more international female STEM students
http://www.masterstudies.com/news/The-US-Attracts-More-International-Female-STEM-Students-1095/


STEM women tell their story
http://www.pikecountycourier.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20160913/NEWS01/160919984


Fact sheet – New progress and momentum in support President Obama’s ‘Computer Science for All’ initiative
https://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2016/09/14/fact-sheet-new-progress-and-momentum-support-president-obamas-computer


The nearly forgotten story of the black women who helped land a man on the moon
https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/style/the-nearly-forgotten-story-of-the-black-women-who-helped-land-a-man-on-the-moon/2016/09/12/95f2d356-7504-11e6-8149-b8d05321db62_story.html?wpisrc=nl_heads-draw6&wpmm=1


Young Women’s Leadership Academy opens its doors
http://www.elpasoinc.com/special_sections/a_publication_in_collaboration_with_el_paso_independent_school_district/article_cd8d130a-7ab1-11e6-9acb-2f90668d1982.html


Study shows unexpected path for women to major in science
https://www.laboratoryequipment.com/news/2016/09/study-shows-unexpected-path-women-major-science


Chelsea Clinton – Education key to engaging more women in entrepreneurship
http://wraltechwire.com/chelsea-/16014200/


UIC hoping to boost STEM inclusion through new grant program
http://chicagotonight.wttw.com/2016/09/14/uic-hoping-boost-stem-inclusion-through-new-grant-program


Media lab conference addresses gender bias, diversity, and inclusion in STEM
http://news.mit.edu/2016/media-lab-conference-addresses-gender-bias-diversity-inclusion-in-stem-0914


Number of women in STEM increases at MSU
http://statenews.com/article/2016/09/women-in-stem-increase


Largest multi-disciplinary organization for women in STEM opens West Michigan chapter
http://www.lanthorn.com/article/2016/09/news-association-of-women-in-science


Column – Ladies need STEM mentors
http://huntnewsnu.com/2016/09/column-ladies-need-stem-mentors/

STEAM

Letter – Arts education important part of curriculum
http://www.timesunion.com/tuplus-opinion/article/Letter-Arts-education-important-part-of-9215082.php
and
http://blog.timesunion.com/opinion/arts-education-important-part-of-curriculum/36278/


Tallahassee Science Festival promotes youth education, involvement
http://www.fsunews.com/story/news/2016/09/11/tallahassee-science-festival-promotes-youth-education-involvement/90225206/


STEAM and the educational growth of children in 2016
http://thyblackman.com/2016/09/12/steam-and-the-educational-growth-of-children-in-2016/


How classrooms are changing to better teach ‘STEAM’ subjects
http://www.tucsonlocalmedia.com/online_features/education/article_05869fc2-7b7a-5dc7-b677-0d34b8bc3b8b.html


NowNS – Students should consider coding for the future
http://thechronicleherald.ca/novascotia/1396261-nowns-students-should-consider-coding-for-their-future


What may be behind the 49ner’s $1 Million donation
http://blog.sfgate.com/49ers/2016/09/14/what-may-be-behind-the-49ers-1-million-donation/

WOMEN’S COLLEGE

The story behind the unsung woman who transformed fashion photography
http://time.com/4437743/fashion-photography/


Women’s colleges must accommodate, value trans women
http://miscellanynews.org/2016/09/14/opinions/womens-colleges-must-accommodate-value-trans-women/

STUDENT RECRUITMENT

Durbin urges community colleges to help ITT Tech students
http://www.wandtv.com/story/33068489/durbin-urges-community-colleges-to-help-former-itt-tech-students


Global strategist joins E.Gordon Gee at West Virginia U
http://www.chronicle.com/article/Global-Strategist-Joins-E/237740


Bishop State holds special enrollment meeting for ITT Tech students
http://local15tv.com/news/local/bishop-state-holds-special-enrollment-meeting-for-itt-tech-students-09-13-2016


Why colleges in Appalachia are recruiting Latinos
http://www.theatlantic.com/education/archive/2016/09/why-colleges-in-appalachia-are-recruiting-latinos/499871/


Launch of CollegeFindMe – a network for students and colleges to find each other – reinvents the college admissions lifecycle benefiting students, guidance counselors and college admissions officers
http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/launch-of-collegefindme—a-network-for-students-and-colleges-to-find-each-other—reinvents-the-college-admissions-lifecycle-benefiting-students-guidance-counselors-and-college-admission-officers-300328073.html


State board launches year 2 of direct admissions and next steps Idaho 2.0
http://www.rexburgstandardjournal.com/news/education/state-board-launches-year-of-direct-admissions-and-next-steps/article_14a173c6-7ad0-11e6-8640-6b60b0ee3a19.html


Parents must be careful when choosing schools overseas
http://www.dailytrust.com.ng/news/education/parents-must-be-careful-when-choosing-schools-overseas/162516.html

COLLEGE EQUESTRIAN PROGRAMS

Albion College opening new equestrian center arena
http://wwmt.com/news/local/albion-college-opening-equestrian-center-for-students


Team building takes on new meaning for TCU equestrian
http://www.star-telegram.com/sports/college/big-12/texas-christian-university/article101861777.html

COLLEGE SUSTAINABILITY AND AGRICULTURE

Unity College’s new leader sees a sustainable world without end
http://www.pressherald.com/2016/09/11/unity-colleges-new-leader-sees-a-sustainable-world-without-end/


Green Mountain College’s national sustainability recognition
http://www.rutlandherald.com/article/20160912/NEWS03/160919832/1001/NEWS


Mark van Horn, UC Davis student farm director
http://ucfoodobserver.com/2016/09/11/mark-van-horn-uc-davis-student-farm-director/


One college turns its football field into a farm and sees its students transform
http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/one-college-turns-football-field-farm-sees-students-transform/


The 10 best colleges for Eco-conscious students
http://www.takepart.com/photos/10-best-colleges-eco-conscious-students


Q&A – New IC sustainability director discusses future goals
https://theithacan.org/news/qa-new-ic-sustainability-director-discusses-future-goals/


College farms a new model for sustainable, local foods
http://www.gazettenet.com/College-farms-pioneer-new-models-of-providing-sustainable-local-food-4637047


Students encourage composting
http://williamsrecord.com/2016/09/14/students-encourage-composting/


New college for sustainability proposed
https://www.michigandaily.com/section/news/new-college-sustainability-proposed

COLLEGE FINANCES, GRANTS, ETC.

Data shows small two year colleges are a real bargain
http://www.mccookgazette.com/story/2338506.html


Wallace-Sparks Campus awarded grant for Talent Search Project
http://www.wtvy.com/content/news/Wallace-Sparks-Campus-awarded-grant-for-Talent-Search-Project-393315621.html


Lincoln College receiving $2.2 million grant
http://www.wandtv.com/story/33083368/lincoln-college-receiving-22-million-grant


High Schoolers can now earn scholarship money by caring for family members
https://www.buzzfeed.com/mollyhensleyclancy/high-schoolers-can-now-earn-scholarship-money-by-caring-for?utm_term=.urml0JYom4#.chddkYxZaz


$40 Million gift to arts & sciences kicks off variety of curricular initiatives
https://news.virginia.edu/content/40-million-gift-arts-sciences-kicks-variety-curricular-initiatives
and
http://www.dailyprogress.com/news/local/uva/uva-receiving-m-gift-for-school-of-arts-sciences/article_504251e6-58a8-582a-bafd-06d1c2bed866.html


DAVIS-MARKS: Stamped schedules
http://yaledailynews.com/blog/2016/09/14/davis-marks-stamped-schedules/


What college students need to know about FAFSA changes
http://www.consumerreports.org/personal-finance/what-college-students-need-to-know-about-fafsa-changes/


Inmates get a second chance at federal grants for higher ed under experimental program
http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/inmates-get-second-chance-federal-grants-higher-ed-experimental-program/


USF professors receive $1.9 million in grants
https://sffoghorn.org/2016/09/14/usf-professors-receive-1-9-million-in-grants/

WOMEN IN HIGHER EDUCATION

Ireland – Universities ‘more efficient’ with higher number of women
http://www.independent.ie/irish-news/education/universities-more-efficient-with-higher-number-of-women-35040748.html


India – More women complete post-graduation than men – census
http://examswatch.com/more-women-complete-post-graduation-than-men-census/


Empowering women through access to education
http://www.benzinga.com/pressreleases/16/09/p8444877/empowering-women-through-access-to-education


Women who build summit aims to boost Utah women
http://www.heraldextra.com/business/local/women-who-build-summit-aims-to-boost-utah-women/article_d1888760-131c-5b67-b86b-03f8893afd50.html


The big difference between women and men’s earnings after college
https://www.americanprogress.org/issues/higher-education/report/2016/09/13/143412/the-big-difference-between-women-and-mens-earnings-after-college/


Baylor panel highlights ‘Boundary Breaking Women’
http://www.wacotrib.com/news/higher_education/baylor-panel-highlights-boundary-breaking-women/article_fd9c18df-9422-5266-bc01-6bc8fe9b9ebc.html


7 female Duke Deans share leadership insights
https://today.duke.edu/2016/09/7-female-duke-deans-share-leadership-insights


The gender pay gap is the highest for students from elite colleges
http://www.businessinsider.com/gender-pay-gap-largest-for-students-from-elite-schools-2016-9


RIT receives higher education excellence in diversity award from ‘Insight into Diversity’ magazine
http://www.rit.edu/news/story.php?id=56922


Las Vegas higher education scene puts a Sin City spin on feminism
http://www.reviewjournal.com/view/las-vegas-higher-education-scene-puts-sin-city-spin-feminism


The US has one of the worst gender pay gaps among the world’s wealthy countries
http://qz.com/782251/the-us-has-one-of-the-worst-gender-pay-gaps-according-to-this-study-of-35-countries-around-the-world-from-the-oecd/

OTHER

The face of colleges and universities today
http://www.usnews.com/education/best-colleges/articles/2016-09-13/the-face-of-colleges-and-universities-today


Can China become the world’s education leader?
http://www.ozy.com/fast-forward/can-china-become-the-worlds-education-leader/71281


Institutional landscapes – U.S. colleges compete in beauty contest
http://www.totallandscapecare.com/ole-miss-most-beautiful-campus-landscaping/


International students struggling to stay in Canada
http://calgaryherald.com/news/national/international-students-struggling-to-stay-in-canada

EVENTS


OCTOBER 20

Please Join RVA SBC Alumnae Club as we welcome Dr Lynn Rainville, Reserach Professor and Director of the Tusculum Institute, to Richmond to hear her speak on “Sweet Briar Founders: What’s Past is Prologue.” Registration begins at 11:30am. The program will last from 12-1pm.

Lunch Cost: $20 (includes lunch and program)

We will be selling Dr Rainville’s book, “Sweet Briar College” for $25! You’ll be able to pick it up and get it autographed at the lunch. Reserve your copy today!
*If you are unable to attend the lunch but would still like an autograph, please let us know and we will get an autographed copy to you.

You can use the links below to PayPal funds for Lunch and Book, or mail checks to 8602 Lonepine Rd, Henrico VA 23294. Please RVSP by emailing rva.sbcalumnae@gmail.com

Order Book by: Wednesday, September 21st:
(click link to order your copy)
https://www.paypal.me/SBCAlumnaeRVA/25

RSVP for Lunch Spot by: Monday, October 17th:
(click link pay and reserve spot)
https://www.paypal.me/SBCAlumnaeRVA/20

VIXENS HELPING VIXENS

Temma Clark -Braverman
Hey everybody. My father died unexpectedly a week ago. A friend of my sister’s set up a gofund me for my mother for my dad’s final expenses etc. If you would be willing to donate or share or anything, I would really appreciate it. Thanks
https://www.gofundme.com/mikeyclarkbraverma

Vixen Watch for September 15, 2016

Vixen Watch for September 10, 2016

PLEASE NOTE THAT DUE TO ANTICIPATED TECHNICAL DIFFICULTIES VIXEN WATCH WILL NOT BE ISSUES NEXT SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 2016 AND SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 24. THERE WILL HOWEVER BE A MINI VERSION ON THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 15 AND A REGULAR ISSUE ON THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 22.
THANK YOU

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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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THE ALUMNAE ALLIANCE IS ASKING IF YOU KNOW SOMEONE WHOM YOU MIGHT CONSIDER
NOMINATING FOR THE

SBC OUTSTANDING ALUMNA AWARD?
FOR MORE INFORMATION ON THIS AND OTHER TOPICS PLEASE GO TO THE ‘ALUMNAE ALLIANCE SECTION.
THE DEADLINE FOR NOMINATIONS IS TODAY AT 5:00 PM.  THANK YOU. 

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YOU CAN FIND MORE INFORMATION ON HOW YOU CAN
HELP WITH  THE RESURFACING OF THE TENNIS COURTS IN THE ‘ALUMNAE ALLIANCE’ SECTION. 

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HEADS UP ON SOME GREAT NEWS!
THERE WILL BE ANOTHER ONLINE AUCTION WHICH WILL END AT THE 2017 REUNION.  ALUMNAE  WILL BE ASKED AGAIN TO HELP DONATE ITEMS FOR THE AUCTION.  STAY TUNED FOR MORE INFORMATION COMING SOON.

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STREAMATHON IS COMING BACK  – MORE INFO IN  “SUBMITTED BY MEMBERS OF THE SWEET BRIAR FAMILY”.  

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO PRESIDENT STONE WHO HAD HIS BIRTHDAY THIS WEEK.  IT WAS CELEBRATED WITH CAKE AND ICE CREAM. PHOTOS ARE POSTED BELOW.

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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 FUNDRAISERS DDODD@SBC.EDU

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IF YOU LIKE TO TAKE PART IN THE ‘ADOPT A FRESHMAN’ PROGRAM, PLEASE GO TO THE ‘SUBMITTED BY MEMBERS OF THE SWEET BRIAR COMMUNITY‘ SECTION FOR INFORMATION SUBMITTED BY LYDIA FLECK

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Please refer to http://sbc.edu/featured-events/ for an array of information on events happening on campus, such as The Gager Concert – An Afternoon of Beethoven and Brahms with Ardo Consort on September 25, Explore Environmental Science on October 7 and 8, Biology and Conservation of the Monarch Butterfly on October 13, the Sweet Briar Theatre presentation of “The Trojan Women” on October 13 and 14, games, horse shows and so much more.  

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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 REQUEST TO THE COMMENT BOX. THANK YOU. :-)

SWEET BRIAR NEWS

When the impossible’s just another to-do item
http://www.newsadvance.com/opinion/editorials/when-the-impossible-s-just-another-to-do-item/article_f2c75f4e-7152-11e6-b996-e3ea65972ee9.html


Sweet Briar alumna’s documentary on Sikhism to premiere at UN film festival
http://sbc.edu/news/sweet-briar-alumnas-documentary-on-sikhism-to-premiere-at-un-film-festival/
Vixen Watch already reported on this August 20th


New art exhibition in Benedict features ‘quiet, relaxed’ local landscapes
http://sbc.edu/news/new-art-exhibition-in-benedict-features-quiet-relaxed-local-landscapes/


Sweet Briar to host environmental science weekend
http://www.newsadvance.com/news/local/sweet-briar-college-hosts-environmental-science-weekend/article_b5dc762e-ef58-567b-b13a-6f3cb09435b5.html


Archway of books from couple’s library wedding on display at Sweet Briar
http://www.newsadvance.com/news/local/archway-of-books-from-couple-s-library-wedding-on-display/article_58d2ee31-f05c-50dd-b6ab-67c90523d065.html


Sweet Briar professors Carrie and John Gregory Brown kick off Fall writers series
http://www.newsadvance.com/the_burg/features/sweet-briar-professors-carrie-and-john-gregory-brown-kick-off/article_2fdfdbfa-d22d-5599-aebb-e60f28658e93.html


Sweet Briar among top Virginia colleges with lowest student loan debt
http://sbc.edu/news/sweet-briar-among-top-virginia-colleges-with-lowest-student-loan-debt/


Georgetown joins Brown, U-Va. and others [such as Sweet Briar College] in looking anew at slavery
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/grade-point/wp/2016/09/04/georgetown-joins-brown-u-va-and-others-in-looking-anew-at-slavery/


The coming era of consolidation among colleges and universities
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/grade-point/wp/2016/09/07/the-coming-era-of-consolidation-among-colleges-and-universities/


Five academic resources you should know about
http://sbc.edu/news/five-academic-resources-you-should-know-about/


Two Sweet Briar grads make journal’s ‘Women Who Mean Business’ list
http://sbc.edu/news/two-sweet-briar-grads-make-journals-women-who-mean-business-list/


Saving Sweet Briar College, one coat of paint at a time
https://savingplaces.org/stories/saving-sweet-briar-college-one-coat-of-paint-at-a-time#.V9QRLvorLIV


Congratulations to Olivia Myers ’17, recipient of the Virginia Program at Oxford 2016 Simpson Scholarship! The annual award, voted on by tutors and peers alike, honors a student in the six-week study-abroad program for outstanding academic achievement and community leadership. Myers says she was “shocked” to receive the award, but admits she came to Oxford well prepared.

“The quality of the education here at Sweet Briar made it really easy to transition to Oxford,” she says. “Compared to students from other schools, I felt much better prepared to voice my opinion and actively participate in classroom discussions.”
To learn more abut the Virginia Program at Oxford, email Prof. Tony Lilly at alilly@sbc.edu.


HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO PRESIDENT STONE












FOR MORE SWEET BRIAR NEWS PLEASE VISIT
   http://sbc.edu/news/

SUBMITTED BY MEMBERS OF THE SWEET BRIAR FAMILY

A GREAT COFFEE TABLE BOOK – AND 100% OF THE PROFITS WILL GO TO SWEET BRIAR!
“Saving Sweet Briar …. in Perpetuity,” by Kim Cool’62.
100% after expenses will go to Sweet Briar
Purchase a copy of the full-color coffee table book about the story of the Saving Sweet Briar miracle told in words and photos by the alumnae, friends and faculty who made it happen.
Buy for your favorite student, prospective student, alumnae, parents, friends, etc. A piece of history to share.
Send a check for $24.95 per copy plus $5 shipping to:
Kim Cool
312 Shore Road
Venice FL 34286

sbccoverbookkcool


Posted on Facebook by El Warner

Great news – the Briar radio is now streaming through @TuneIn. Download the app for easy car and mobile access. #NowPlayinghttp://tun.in/sfipU 🙂 Download now to be ready for our next Streamathon Sept. 18-21′
http://tunein.com/station/?StationId=235714


Posted on Facebook by Wendelin White
This is an excellent article on one of our alumnae – Michela English
Women who mean business
President and CEO, Fight for Children Inc.
http://www.bizjournals.com/washington/news/2016/09/09/michela-english.html


Posted on Facebook by Lenora Farrington-Sarrouf
This is an alert from the Emergency Star Trek System. As the 50th anniversary leads to original episodes being aired on BBC and available on Hulu, please be on the look out for “Return to Tomorrow” and “Is There, In Truth, No Beauty?” These two episodes guest-star Diana Muldaur (as Dr. Ann Mulhall and Dr. Miranda Jones, respectively) the Sweet Briar alumna who went on to become the first female president of the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. This has been an alert from the Emergency Star Trek System.


Do you know someone whom you might consider nominating for the SBC Outstanding Alumna Award?
This award may be given to graduate alumnae who have been out of college for at least 15 years in recognition of their outstanding service to Sweet Briar in a volunteer capacity. Nominations are invited from any member of the Sweet Briar family: alumnae, faculty, staff, students and the Sweet Briar College Board of Directors. Submit your nomination online at http://sbc.edu/alumnae-development/awards-nomination/ or through the alumnae relations and development office. If you’re on a mobile device, please choose “Desktop” view to complete the form.
Nominations are due by September 10, 2016 at 5:00pm EST
Below are past recipients of this prestigious award:
Year1
year1b
And here are the recipients for the
Sweet Briar College Distinguished Alumna
The Distinguished Alumna Award was established in 1988 to honor alumnae who have brought distinction to themselves and to Sweet Briar College through outstanding accomplishment in a volunteer or professional capacity. Nominations are invited from any member of the Sweet Briar family: alumnae, faculty, staff, students and the Sweet Briar College Board of Directors.
year2a
year2b


If you’re planning to attend Founders’ Day on September 23rd, grab your tray and lunch with students at our SBC Career Services get-together. It’s a great opportunity to meet students and provide helpful career advice. Everyone welcome! RSVP here.
http://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090d4ba5a62b0-sbccareer


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.


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, VISIT SBC.EDU/GIFT.


To get the most out of Sweet Briar’s alumnae network go to

https://sweetbriar.alumnifire.com/

LIBERAL ARTS

Marian University restructures academic programs for improved efficiency, more collaborative teaching and learning
http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/marian-university-restructures-academic-programs-for-improved-efficiency-more-collaborative-teaching-and-learning-300323032.html


Can the liberal arts produce world-class scientists? This campus donor thinks so
http://www.insidephilanthropy.com/home/2016/9/7/can-the-liberal-arts-produce-world-class-scientists-this-cam.html


Liberal Arts launching new minor with human rights presentation
http://www.purdueexponent.org/campus/article_675e22ab-c6d6-544d-9cf5-cf69ed440cbf.html


Why banks and politicians love shaming the arts
http://www.slate.com/articles/business/the_bills/2016/09/why_wells_fargo_and_thirsty_politicians_love_picking_on_the_liberal_arts.html


The grandeur life at a liberal arts institution
http://vergecampus.com/2016/09/life-liberal-arts-institution/


Joanna Waley -Cohen – Liberal arts renaissance in Asia
http://www.livemint.com/Companies/u3vabNHjDBEs0KfE9HKNYI/Joanna-WaleyCohen–Liberal-arts-renaissance-in-Asia.html


The Angle – Actor – Botanist edition
http://www.slate.com/articles/news_and_politics/the_angle/2016/09/liberal_arts_the_commander_in_chief_forum_and_the_airpod_in_slate_s_daily.html


QU aiming for another $1.1 million fund drive
http://www.whig.com/20160907/qu-aiming-for-another-11-million-fund-drive#


Parents won’t spend tuition on liberal arts
http://www.wacotrib.com/entertainment/accesswaco/david_a_smith/arts-parents-won-t-spend-tuition-on-liberal-arts/article_4e8c24e3-34b0-5ed4-bb4c-0acb9b484715.html


Learning how to think
http://www.timesargus.com/article/20160906/OPINION01/160909785


6 Reasons you don’t need a technical degree to excel in tech
http://www.forbes.com/sites/laurencebradford/2016/09/06/6-reasons-you-dont-need-a-technical-degree-to-excel-in-tech/#3a19002a3c60


Liberal arts majors aren’t waste of time
http://www.duqsm.com/liberal-arts-majors-arent-waste-of-time/


Collaborative Liberal Arts Moodle Projecct (CLAMP) announces new steering committee members
http://www.moodlenews.com/2016/collaborative-liberal-arts-moodle-project-clamp-announces-new-steering-committee-members/


UK president says performance funding model won’t diminish importance of liberal arts education
http://wkyufm.org/post/uk-president-says-performance-funding-model-wont-diminish-importance-liberal-arts-education#stream/0


The liberal in liberal arts
http://www.srqmagazine.com/srq-daily/2016-09-10/4752_The-Liberal-in-Liberal-Arts

STEM

4 important STEM education innovations
http://www.marketwired.com/press-release/4-important-stem-education-innovations-2156107.htm


So much for the STEM shortage?
http://www.techrepublic.com/article/so-much-for-the-stem-shortage/


Early focus on STEM can help enthusiasm to bloom
https://www.tes.com/news/tes-magazine/tes-magazine/early-focus-stem-can-help-enthusiasm-bloom

WOMEN IN STEM

Learning from Muslim countries with many women engineers
https://news.wsu.edu/2016/09/06/learning-muslim-countries-produce-women-engineers/


Fetchfind CEO Jamie Migdal named to 1871’s WiSTEM Fall cohorts
http://www.prweb.com/releases/2016/09/prweb13659053.htm


Getting louder – Women in tech
http://www.itproportal.com/features/getting-louder-women-in-tech/


In celebration of Labor Day, a look at women in the U.S. workforce
http://wncw.org/post/celebration-labor-day-look-women-us-workforce


Learning to code helped me become a better CEO
http://motto.time.com/4455157/coding-lessons-women-in-stem/


Women make up just 10% of the cybersecurity workforce
http://www.projectada.co.uk/women-10-cybersecurity-workforce/


UK – Dazzling Diamonds – Mary Cruse salutes female academics for overcoming the odds
http://www.oxfordmail.co.uk/news/14726400.Dazzling_Diamonds__Mary_Cruse_salutes_female_academics_for_overcoming_the_odds/


The Society of Women Engineers launches research platform focusing on the state women in engineering
http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/the-society-of-women-engineers-launches-research-platform-focusing-on-the-state-of-women-in-engineering-300323002.html
and
http://www.hrdive.com/news/society-of-women-engineers-opens-research-platform-on-stem-worker-issues/425888/


Australia – Girls in Tech officially launches in Australia – “We want to inspire young women to reach for the stars”
http://www.startupsmart.com.au/advice/growth/girls-in-tech-officially-launches-in-australia/


Can single-sex public schools attract more girls into STEM?
http://www.pcmag.com/news/347630/can-single-sex-public-schools-attract-more-girls-to-stem


Women leaders talk STEM involvement
http://www.bizjournals.com/phoenix/news/2016/09/07/women-leaders-talk-stem-involvement.html


STREAM into workplace diversity
http://www.highlandcavalier.com/2016/09/07/stream-into-workplace-diversity/


40% of women engineering students earning degrees quit or never enter the field, MIT study finds
https://www.goodcall.com/news/40-women-engineering-students-earning-degrees-quit-never-enter-field-mit-study-finds-08493


Research show minorities, women lack presence in STEM education
http://valleycentral.com/news/local/research-shows-minorities-women-lack-presence-in-stem-education


International – Middle Eastern, Central Asian, and African women leaders in STEM convene in the United States for TechWomen 2016
http://www.einnews.com/pr_news/343844934/women-middle-eastern-central-asian-and-african-women-leaders-in-stem-convene-in-the-united-states-for-techwomen-2016
and
http://newsroomamerica.com/story/594905.html
and
http://africanbrains.net/2016/09/09/women-middle-eastern-central-asian-african-women-leaders-stem-convene-united-states-techwomen-2016/


UK – Monster and Stemettes brings together 1,600 young women across the UK to inspire STEM
http://www.onrec.com/news/news-archive/monster-and-stemettes-brings-together-1600-young-women-across-the-uk-to-inspire


Gender gap in STEM is topic of lecture
http://www.buffalo.edu/ubnow/briefs/2016/09/women-in-stem-brown-bag.html


Spirit AeroSystems’s Allison Wright wins national engineering award
http://www.bizjournals.com/wichita/news/2016/09/09/spirit-aerosystems-allison-wright-wins-national.html


Decreasing gender gap in STEM discipline
http://thebluebanner.net/decreasing-gender-gap-in-stem-discipline/


New COAS dean on general education, women in STEM, path to Embry – Riddle
http://theavion.com/new-coas-dean-on-general-education-women-in-stem-path-to-embry-riddle/

STEAM

Superheroes for Science – Marvel comic book covers promote STEAM fields
http://www.space.com/33973-marvel-comic-book-covers-promote-steam-fields.html
and
http://epicstream.com/news/Marvel-Supports-STEAM-With-Education-Devoted-Comic-Covers


Otterbein innovation center brings together employers, students
http://www.dispatch.com/content/stories/local/2016/09/07/otterbein-innovation-center-brings-together-employers-students.html


Project MOST is best for future foodies
http://www.danspapers.com/2016/09/project-most-is-best-for-future-foodies/


STEAM Challenge
http://www.estevanmercury.ca/opinion/columnists/steam-challenge-1.2340297

WOMEN’S COLLEGE

College of New Rochelle School of Arts & Science’s first coed class arrives
http://www.westchestermagazine.com/College-of-New-Rochelles-First-Co-Ed-Class-Arrives/


Kelly – In 20 years since Mary Ann Stevens took over College of St. Mary, her vision became a reality
http://www.omaha.com/columnists/kelly/kelly-in-years-since-maryanne-stevens-took-over-college-of/article_efe28713-07a3-578c-ae75-186e82beee3a.html

 

STUDENT RECRUITMENT

Rowan College at Burlington County focusing on student retention
http://www.burlingtoncountytimes.com/news/local/rowan-college-at-burlington-county-focusing-on-student-retention/article_fcc01f80-7126-11e6-b413-bb1171e62611.html


Cynthia Tucker – Capitalism and education are incompatible partners
http://www.chicoer.com/opinion/20160909/cynthia-tucker-capitalism-and-education-are-incompatible-partners


International recruitment crucial to Binghamton men’s tennis program
https://www.bupipedream.com/sports/72187/international-recruitment-crucial-to-binghamton-mens-tennis-program/ 

 

COLLEGE SUSTAINABILITY AND AGRICULTURE

U of L named one of the greenest colleges in the country
http://www.bizjournals.com/louisville/news/2016/09/06/u-of-l-named-one-of-the-greenest-colleges-in-the.html
and
http://source.colostate.edu/csu-ranked-11-in-sierra-magazines-coolest-schools-green-ranking/
and
http://www.oregonlive.com/portland/index.ssf/2016/09/sierra_club_names_3_oregon_col.html


Cortland honored in national “Cool Schools” ranking
http://www2.cortland.edu/news/detail.dot?id=c948d6b7-2121-49f2-b605-2d47796a4293


Baylor receives third ‘Cool Schools’ designations for campus sustainability practices
http://www.baylor.edu/mediacommunications/news.php?action=story&story=172605


ESF receives STARS gold rating for sustainability progress
http://www.esf.edu/communications/view.asp?newsID=5462


Ariz., Kan. colleges win higher education climate leaders competition
http://www.proudgreenbuilding.com/news/ariz-kan-colleges-win-higher-education-climate-leaders-competition/

COLLEGE FINANCES, GRANTS, ETC.

The key to finding the best college for you
http://time.com/money/4477605/best-college-comparison-search/


How to use MONEY’S exclusive new college search tool
http://time.com/money/4478124/college-search-tool/


Iowa Lakes Community College receives $1.7 million grant to upgrade tech
http://esthervilledailynews.com/page/content.detail/id/522818/Iowa-Lakes-Community-College–Keeping-up-with-technology.html


ITT Technical Institute shuts down after government cut off new funding
http://www.wsj.com/articles/itt-technical-institute-to-close-after-government-cuts-off-new-funding-1473163181
and
http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-itt-tech-20160906-snap-story.html
and
http://nypost.com/2016/09/06/for-profit-college-itt-is-closing-after-federal-loan-crackdown/


Stronger regulation needed of for-profit colleges
http://www.tampabay.com/opinion/editorials/editorial-stronger-regulation-needed-of-for-profit-colleges/2292983


$500K grant will help Pierce College continue to close achievement gaps
http://www.thenewstribune.com/news/local/community/puyallup-herald/ph-news/article100425267.html


Occupational grant makes two-year degree affordable for LSC students
http://www.duluthnewstribune.com/news/education/4110335-occupational-grant-makes-two-year-degree-affordable-lsc-students


For-profit colleges have milked government, students for too long
http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/mary-sanchez/article100519672.html


What about the lies public colleges feed students to cover tuition tabs?
http://www.mantecabulletin.com/section/38/article/137525/


$1 M in grants for UND
http://dakotastudent.com/8562/news/1m-in-grants-for-und/

WOMEN IN HIGHER EDUCATION

The value of education and being an entrepreneur
http://www.floridatoday.com/story/money/business/2016/09/04/value-education-entrepreneur/89713368/


Oman – More Omani females and males in college this year
http://timesofoman.com/article/91820/Oman/Education/More-female-students-in-Oman-enrol-in-higher-education-institutes-in-the-new-academic-year


JoAnn Browing, dean of UTSA college and engineering, receives inspiring women in STEM award
http://www.utsa.edu/today/2016/09/browningaward.html


Canada – Pay equity logic doesn’t add up
http://www.princegeorgecitizen.com/opinion/letters/pay-equity-logic-doesn-t-add-up-1.2338205


Sexual abuse incident a reminder of risk in higher education
http://uisjournal.com/news/2016/09/07/sexual-abuse-incident-a-reminder-of-risk-in-higher-education/


UK – Mount Allison to honour first woman in the British Empire to receive bachelor’s degree
http://www.sackvilletribunepost.com/news/2016/9/7/mount-allison-to-honour-first-woman-in-the-british-empire-to-rec.html


Labor Day – Women in the workforce
http://www.citizen-times.com/story/news/local/2016/09/04/women-workforce/89729796/


International – New Asia initiative targets women in leadership roles
http://www.businessnewsasia.com/201609095233701-new-asia-initiative-targets-women-in-leadership-roles/


Nepal – Higher education now more accessible for rural women
http://www.myrepublica.com/news/5354


UK – LSE to give female academics pay rises to close gap with men
https://www.timeshighereducation.com/news/lse-give-female-academics-pay-rises-close-gap-men

OTHER

Safe spaces curb educational growth
http://theticker.org/safe-spaces-curb-educational-growth


New comedy major is nothing to laugh about
http://www.berkeleybeacon.com/feature/2016/9/8/new-comedy-major-is-nothing-to-laugh-about


In the wake of ITT Tech’s shutdown, other institutions could be in trouble
http://www.pe.com/articles/education-812908-colleges-students.html


Delco College not giving grades to incoming freshman
http://philadelphia.cbslocal.com/2016/09/09/delco-college-no-grades/

EVENTS

Below is a collection on events that are happening around the country.  For more information on events in particular around Sweet Briar please checkhttp://sbc.edu/featured-events/

OCTOBER 20

Please Join RVA SBC Alumnae Club as we welcome Dr Lynn Rainville, Reserach Professor and Director of the Tusculum Institute, to Richmond to hear her speak on “Sweet Briar Founders: What’s Past is Prologue.” Registration begins at 11:30am. The program will last from 12-1pm.

Lunch Cost: $20 (includes lunch and program)

We will be selling Dr Rainville’s book, “Sweet Briar College” for $25! You’ll be able to pick it up and get it autographed at the lunch. Reserve your copy today!
*If you are unable to attend the lunch but would still like an autograph, please let us know and we will get an autographed copy to you.

You can use the links below to PayPal funds for Lunch and Book, or mail checks to 8602 Lonepine Rd, Henrico VA 23294. Please RVSP by emailing rva.sbcalumnae@gmail.com

Order Book by: Wednesday, September 21st:
(click link to order your copy)
https://www.paypal.me/SBCAlumnaeRVA/25

RSVP for Lunch Spot by: Monday, October 17th:
(click link pay and reserve spot)
https://www.paypal.me/SBCAlumnaeRVA/20

VIXENS HELPING VIXENS

 

Temma Clark -Braverman
Hey everybody. My father died unexpectedly a week ago. A friend of my sister’s set up a gofund me for my mother for my dad’s final expenses etc. If you would be willing to donate or share or anything, I would really appreciate it. Thanks
https://www.gofundme.com/mikeyclarkbraverma

Vixen Watch for September 10, 2016

Vixen Watch for September 3, 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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The Alumnae Alliance is asking if you know someone whom you might consider nominating for the
SBC Outstanding Alumna Award?
For more information on this and other topics please go to the “Alumnae Alliance” section below. 

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YOU CAN FIND MORE INFORMATION ON HOW YOU CAN
HELP WITH WITH THE RESURFACING OF THE TENNIS COURTS IN THE ‘ALUMNAE ALLIANCE’ SECTION. 

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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/ 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 FUNDRAISERS DDODD@SBC.EDU

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IF YOU LIKE TO TAKE PART IN THE ‘ADOPT A FRESHMAN’ PROGRAM, PLEASE GO TO THE ‘SUBMITTED BY MEMBERS OF THE SWEET BRIAR COMMUNITY‘ SECTION FOR INFORMATION SUBMITTED BY LYDIA FLECK

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SWEET BRIAR NEWS

Obituary – 1945 alumna who endowed Wyllie Engineering Program has died
http://sbc.edu/news/1945-alumna-who-endowed-wyllie-engineering-program-has-died/


Sweet Briar College increasing security after receiving threatening email
http://wset.com/news/local/sweet-briar-college-increasing-security-after-receiving-threatening-emails


Amherst authorities investigating after Sweet Briar employee receives email threat
http://www.newsadvance.com/news/local/amherst-authorities-investigating-after-sweet-briar-employee-receives-email-threat/article_0cd7009e-6ee5-11e6-b6d6-039577866e3a.html


Sweet Briar College also received threatening email on Monday
http://wsls.com/2016/08/30/sweet-briar-college-also-received-threatening-email-monday/


Sweet Briar’s first – ever Explore Environmental Science Weekend to give high school girls hands-on experience
http://sbc.edu/news/sweet-briars-first-ever-explore-environmental-science-weekend-to-give-high-school-girls-hands-on-experience/


Sweet Briar grad Nene Jones ’16 takes home three NCAA awards
http://sbc.edu/news/sweet-briar-grad-nene-jones-16-takes-home-three-ncaa-awards/


Virginia’s newest university, Mary Baldwin, is also one of its oldest [mentions Sweet Briar]
http://www.roanoke.com/opinion/editorials/editorial-virginia-s-newest-university-mary-baldwin-is-also-one/article_abee2699-5be6-5354-aaac-e6b32031bb58.html


Seay, a 1983 alumna is in the running for a Hollywood Music in Media Award
http://sbc.edu/news/seay-a-1983-alumna-is-in-the-running-for-a-hollywood-music-in-media-award/


Sweet Briar board member CeCelia Valentine ’95 joins NACDL board of directors
http://sbc.edu/news/sweet-briar-board-member-cecelia-valentine-95-joins-nacdl-board-of-directors/


Gallery exhibition illustrates patterns in art – and in life
http://sbc.edu/news/gallery-exhibition-illustrates-patterns-in-art-and-life/


Masters programs rebound at Sweet Briar
http://www.richmond.com/news/article_d7ebc9a9-a16c-50ab-a233-458825c18f19.html
and
http://www.heraldcourier.com/news/master-s-programs-rebound-at-sweet-briar/article_40d6abd2-b834-5c90-88ba-1e91722795e0.html
and
http://www.newsadvance.com/news/local/master-s-programs-rebound-at-sweet-briar/article_2d38fee4-a6c1-55a9-8905-2ddb32e73fac.html


Women’s soccer routs Sweet Briar
http://athletics.svu.edu/sports/wsoc/2016-17/releases/20160901yexkxk


Team USA at international riding competition has a decidedly pink and green hue
http://sbc.edu/news/team-usa-at-international-riding-competition-has-a-decidedly-pink-and-green-hue/


10 Questions: Lawyer Phillip Stone helps revive Southern institution
http://www.abajournal.com/magazine/article/10_questions_phillip_stone_sweet_briar_college/


FOR MORE SWEET BRIAR NEWS PLEASE VISIT    http://sbc.edu/news/

SUBMITTED BY MEMBERS OF THE SWEET BRIAR FAMILY

Posted on Facebook by Lydia Fleck
If you are interested in adopting a Sweet Briar students please sign up using the following form
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdVkxgV0i_7qsDZT8lZxjHnPDGpovYJ_NqnLl2LhXOawl4mCw/viewform?c=0&w=1


Posted on Facebook by Kyle DuVall Blondé
Did you know there was a woman nicknamed the “human computer” whose job it was to double check the computer calculations for NASA? Katherine Johnson. She worked on John Glenn’s first orbit and the Apollo missions and a movie is being made about her extraordinary life. Annie Leibovitz just did her portrait for Vanity Fair.
Katherine Johnson, the NASA mathematician who advanced human rights with a slide rule and pencil
http://www.vanityfair.com/culture/2016/08/katherine-johnson-the-nasa-mathematician-who-advanced-human-rights


Posted by Sweet Briar Riding on Facebook
Exciting news – Holla! Holla! to Makayla Benjamin ’18 and Courtney Barry ’18
Makayla Benjamin ’18 and Courtney Barry ’18 have safely landed in Cork, Ireland. Makayla will be competing at AIEC-SNRC on Team USA along with Chris Johnson (Purdue University) and Sarah Pollock (Cal Poly Pomona Alumni). Courtney Barry ’18 is going along to volunteer at the competition. The Dressage phase will start the competition tomorrow morning. Riders will then move onto the Jumping phase on Saturday. The finals for both phases will take place on Sunday. We want to wish Team USA and our Vixens good luck and hope they enjoy Ireland!

and
The vixens are enjoying Ireland so far! This morning the group was surprised to learn that a Team USA member would no longer be able to compete, luckily Courtney Barry ’18 had packed her show clothes just in case! Makayla Benjamin and Courtney Barry started the AIEC-SNRC competition today with the Dressage phase. Courtney is the only USA Team member to be moving onto the final Dressage phase which will take place on Sunday. We wish them good luck tomorrow in the jumping phase! #smartgirlscanride #RideIHSA

Posted by Sweet Briar Now and Forever on Facebook
Sweet Briar continues conversations and collaborations via great meetings with Google and Facebook! The team visiting from Sweet Briar included Hank Yochum, Engineering Professor and Director of the Engineering Program, Steve Wassell, Computer Science Professor and Director of the Computer Science Program, President Phil Stone, and Mary Pope M. Hutson ’83, Vice President of Alumnae Relations and Development.




Posted by Mary Ames Booker on Facebook
Georgetown University to give slave descendants priority in admission
http://www.cbsnews.com/news/georgetown-to-give-slave-descendants-priority-in-admission/


Posted on Facebook by Amy Leigh Campbell
Business Insider – UVA best public college in the US
http://www.newsplex.com/content/news/Business-Insider-UVA-best-public-college-in-US-392057561.html

Do you know someone whom you might consider nominating for the SBC Outstanding Alumna Award?
This award may be given to graduate alumnae who have been out of college for at least 15 years in recognition of their outstanding service to Sweet Briar in a volunteer capacity. Nominations are invited from any member of the Sweet Briar family: alumnae, faculty, staff, students and the Sweet Briar College Board of Directors. Submit your nomination online at http://sbc.edu/alumnae-development/awards-nomination/ or through the alumnae relations and development office. If you’re on a mobile device, please choose “Desktop” view to complete the form.
Nominations are due by September 10, 2016 at 5:00pm EST
Below are past recipients of this prestigious award:
Year1
year1b
And here are the recipients for the
Sweet Briar College Distinguished Alumna
The Distinguished Alumna Award was established in 1988 to honor alumnae who have brought distinction to themselves and to Sweet Briar College through outstanding accomplishment in a volunteer or professional capacity. Nominations are invited from any member of the Sweet Briar family: alumnae, faculty, staff, students and the Sweet Briar College Board of Directors.
year2a
year2b


If you’re planning to attend Founders’ Day on September 23rd, grab your tray and lunch with students at our SBC Career Services get-together. It’s a great opportunity to meet students and provide helpful career advice. Everyone welcome! RSVP here.
http://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090d4ba5a62b0-sbccareer


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.


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, VISIT SBC.EDU/GIFT.


To get the most out of Sweet Briar’s alumnae network go to

https://sweetbriar.alumnifire.com/

LIBERAL ARTS

LA100 book helps freshman find meaning through suffering
http://www.theasburycollegian.com/2016/08/la100-book-helps-freshman-find-meaning-through-suffering/


UVA encouraging arts program through new initiative
http://www.nbc29.com/story/32856028/uva-encouraging-arts-program-through-new-initiative


5 reasons to attend a liberal arts college
https://www.studyinternational.com/news/5-reasons-to-attend-a-liberal-arts-college


Liberal arts colleges give students an advantage
http://www.thebakerorange.com/news/2016/aug/29/advantages-liberal-arts/


Revelling in the moment
http://www.heraldcourier.com/news/revelling-in-the-moment/article_8339becd-0ebb-5080-95a5-865dd1feb8f8.html


Why Liberal Arts?
http://www.thecitizen.in/index.php/OldNewsPage/?Id=8598&Why/Liberal/Arts/


Second chance? This baby boomer would redo college
http://www.chicagonow.com/gifted-matters/2016/08/second-chance-this-baby-boomer-would-redo-college/


Core curriculum changes to encourage liberal arts
http://acuoptimist.com/2016/09/core-curriculum-changes-encourage-liberal-arts/


Meet the parents who won’t let their children study literature
https://www.washingtonpost.com/posteverything/wp/2016/09/02/meet-the-parents-who-wont-let-their-children-study-literature/?utm_term=.35018a956d5a


Lunch with a leader – Jim Wohlpart
http://wcfcourier.com/news/opinion/editorial/lunch-with-a-leader-jim-wohlpart/article_b1ba999f-a5a9-5c53-8a0d-da572598d062.html


Public higher education in America is facing an existential emergency
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/so-that-happened-starving-the-beast_us_57c895dde4b078581f123594


A place for liberal arts in higher education
http://www.tribuneindia.com/news/comment/a-place-for-liberal-arts-in-higher-education/289378.html

STEM

Addressing the STEM crisis through career development
http://news.psu.edu/story/423836/2016/09/02/research/addressing-stem-crisis-through-career-development

 

WOMEN IN STEM

Canvas network reveals series of open courses focusing on engaging girls in STEM fields
http://finance.yahoo.com/news/canvas-network-reveals-series-open-152200981.html


New Zealand – Julia O’Toole of LookiiMedia – Mixing technology and altruism
http://www.cio.co.nz/article/605782/julia-o-toole-lookiimedia-mixing-technology-altruism/


The head of BHP Billiton’s Olympic Dam’s operations says we must challenge female stereotypes to get women into maths and science
http://www.adelaidenow.com.au/business/head-of-bhp-billitons-olympic-dams-operations-says-we-must-challenge-female-stereotypes-to-get-women-into-maths-and-science/news-story/f25aafc729974531b1af92cf51efd6e9


Canvas Network reveals series of open courses focusing on engaging girls in STEM fields
http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/canvas-network-reveals-series-of-open-courses-focusing-on-engaging-girls-in-stem-fields-300319318.html


Entrepreneur’s active wear collection designed to promote health and women in STEM
http://girltalkhq.com/entrepreneurs-activewear-collection-designed-to-promote-health-and-women-in-stem/


Open courses focus on engaging girls in STEM fields
https://thejournal.com/articles/2016/08/29/open-courses-focus-on-engaging-girls-in-stem-fields.aspx


Gender diversity among URI’s STEM faculty continues rise
https://today.uri.edu/news/gender-diversity-among-uris-stem-faculty-continues-rise/


This Neil deGrasse Tyson parody Twitter account magnificently took down a sexist tweet about women in STEM
http://www.bustle.com/articles/181451-this-neil-degrasse-tyson-parody-twitter-account-magnificently-took-down-a-sexist-tweet-about-women-in


WISE helps empower women
http://www.iowastatedaily.com/news/student_life/article_7de4b480-6ef3-11e6-bcdd-73d35fae27dc.html


A pioneer in STEM education for girls
http://www.pe.com/articles/science-811992-students-math.html


Base 11 and STEMconnector join forces to close America’s talent gap in STEM
http://www.digitaljournal.com/pr/3055594


Driven by STEM opportunities more women enrolling in MSU engineering
http://www.fox47news.com/we-are-spartans/driven-by-stem-opportunities-more-women-enrolling-in-msu-engineering


Creating women leaders in STEM fields
http://www.iol.co.za/scitech/science/news/creating-women-leaders-in-stem-fields-2063111


Women in STEM – Dartmouth vs Yale
http://yaledailynews.com/blog/2016/09/01/women-in-stem-dartmouth-vs-yale/


The future of STEM
http://www.fltimes.com/health/the-future-is-stem/article_696989a2-1c20-58e2-9d1f-8f434723aa7c.html


Boost in E-commerce sale for back-to-school season; women working in STEM need more incentives
https://www.exchangewire.com/blog/2016/09/01/boost-ecommerce-sales-back-school-season-women-working-stem-need-incentives/


Women scientists from URI to lead 3 expeditions to Antarctica
http://www.providencejournal.com/news/20160901/women-scientists-from-uri-to-lead-3-expeditions-to-antarctica


STEM has a girls problem – Gender bias remains issue for girls pursuing science careers
http://www.buckscountycouriertimes.com/reality/stem-has-a-girl-problem-gender-bias-remains-issue-for/article_4deb063a-6eda-11e6-a158-8f07a9d7611e.html
and
http://www.theintell.com/reality/stem-has-a-girl-problem-gender-bias-remains-issue-for/article_026637d3-6f2f-51e7-b4c1-25da0ba0a318.html


Putting the M in STEM – Career opportunities for women in mathematics
http://www.wearethecity.com/putting-m-stem-career-opportunities-women-mathematics/


Women of inspiration – See who our top women business owners look to for inspirations (slide show)
http://www.bizjournals.com/albuquerque/news/2016/09/02/women-of-inspiration-see-who-our-top-women.html


A surprising reason why college women aren’t going into STEM
http://www.marketwatch.com/story/a-surprising-reason-why-college-women-arent-going-into-stem-2016-09-02


UK – A level results are more bad news for diversity in STEM
http://www.information-age.com/it-management/skills-training-and-leadership/123461969/level-results-are-more-bad-news-diversity-stem


Textiles help teach STEM concepts
https://www.uml.edu/News/stories/2016/LowellTex.aspx


American Association of University Women to host STEM fundraiser
http://www.rrstar.com/news/20160902/american-association-of-university-women-to-host-stem-fundraiser

STEAM

STEAM – The new Eye in Education
http://bulawayo24.com/index-id-opinion-sc-columnist-byo-95236.html


A hero for the arts and science – Upcoming Marvel covers promote STEAM fields
http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2016/08/28/491394226/a-hero-for-the-arts-and-sciences-upcoming-marvel-covers-promote-steam-fields
and
https://www.studyinternational.com/news/marvel-steam-covers


SIUE to introduce youngster to STEAM
http://www.theintelligencer.com/local_news/article_fe0777c2-6ed2-11e6-b74f-974172c194c4.html


NSS/NASA Ames Space Settlement Contest open to all students – learn, collaborate, explore!
http://www.mmdnewswire.com/nasa-ames-space-settlement-contest-131851.html


Robotic member finds passion in engineering
http://www.yorkdispatch.com/story/news/education/2016/08/29/robotics-member-finds-passion-engineering/89534990/


Ethiopia – Inaugural “TeachHer” master class launched
http://www.geeskaafrika.com/23898/inaugural-teachher-master-class-launched-in-ethiopia/


Edible enriching educational exercises
http://www.daltondailycitizen.com/news/lifestyles/edible-enriching-educational-exercises/article_09c230e5-2311-5aed-99d8-c20fb3c898b8.html


15 fun & easy STEAM 3D printing lesson plans from MakerBot’s Thingiverse
http://www.3ders.org/articles/20160902-15-3d-printing-lesson-plans-from-makerbots-thingiverse.html

WOMEN’S COLLEGE

Where Hillary called home – Wellesley’s 2020 class on its most famous alumnus [alumna]
https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2016/sep/02/hillary-clinton-wellesley-college-freshmen-women

 

STUDENT RECRUITMENT

Colleges welcome fresh faces
http://citizensvoice.com/news/colleges-welcome-fresh-faces-1.2083904


Border states recruiting Illinois’ students
http://rockrivertimes.com/2016/08/28/border-states-recruiting-illinois-students/


Fewer students are enrolled in Louisiana colleges
http://www.theadvertiser.com/story/news/local/education/2016/08/30/fewer-students-enrolled-louisiana-colleges/88226268/
and
http://www.wwltv.com/news/local/fewer-students-are-enrolled-in-louisiana-colleges/311795751


This for-profit college is no longer enrolling new students
http://fortune.com/2016/08/30/itt-technical-institute-students-loans/
and
http://www.greenvilleonline.com/story/news/education/2016/08/30/itt-technical-college-stops-enrollment-greenville/89575520/
and
http://www.daytondailynews.com/news/news/itt-stops-enrolling-students-at-ohio-locations/nsPJD/


The latest – Lawyer calls student visa scam charges ‘bogus’
http://www.foxnews.com/us/2016/08/30/latest-lawyer-calls-student-visa-scam-charges-bogus.html


State should help students abused by for-profit colleges
http://www.sacbee.com/opinion/op-ed/soapbox/article99114927.html


Our view – Student success day lives up to its name
http://www.postbulletin.com/opinion/our_view/our-view-student-success-day-lives-up-to-its-name/article_18fa814e-a168-5c8f-ab52-2326f8324bdd.html

COLLEGE SUSTAINABILITY AND AGRICULTURE

Oneonta, Cobleskill colleges praised for green-energy measures
http://www.thedailystar.com/news/local_news/oneonta-cobleskill-colleges-praised-for-green-energy-measures/article_8dabce57-2042-5e64-ab39-6a8520be04fa.html


North Central College joins billion dollar green challenge
http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/naperville-sun/ct-nvs-north-central-green-challenge-st-0902-20160901-story.html


NCA&T wins $1.12M grant for urban, sustainable ag ressearch
http://wraltechwire.com/nca-t-wins-1-12m-grant-for-urban-sustainable-ag-research/15972708/
and
http://www.powderbulksolids.com/news/USDA-Announces-18-9M-to-Improve-College-Research-Facilities-08-30-2016


USDA announces $18.9M to improve college research facilities
http://www.powderbulksolids.com/news/USDA-Announces-18-9M-to-Improve-College-Research-Facilities-08-30-2016

COLLEGE FINANCES, GRANTS, ETC.

UH Maui College awarded $3.7 million in federal grants
http://mauitime.com/news/education-news/university-of-hawaii-maui-college-awarded-two-major-federal-grants/


College group sues US, saying it’s target of political agenda
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/08/31/business/college-group-sues-us-saying-its-target-of-political-agenda.html?_r=0


3 Michigan tribal colleges receive grant for improvements
http://www.wilx.com/content/news/3-Michigan-tribal-colleges-receive-grants-for-improvements-391816601.html


Loyola – Finally Funded
http://www.loyolaphoenix.com/2016/08/finally-funded/


NAAC threat looms over instts
http://www.punemirror.in/pune/civic/NAAC-threat-looms-over-instts/articleshow/53951336.cms


For-profit college banned from accepting students with federal aid
http://www.csmonitor.com/USA/Education/2016/0828/For-profit-college-banned-from-accepting-students-with-federal-aid


State should help students abused by for-profit colleges
http://www.sacbee.com/opinion/op-ed/soapbox/article99114927.html


Maryland liberal arts college creates a scholarship that rewards parents who save
http://www.the-journal.com/article/20160829/AP/308299811/Maryland-liberal-arts-college-creates-a-scholarship-that-rewards-parents-who-save


Diversity scholarship established
https://www.concordiacollege.edu/news-media/detail/diversity-scholarship-established/


Purdue’s income sharing agreement solution to the student debt crisis
http://www.forbes.com/sites/jonhartley/2016/08/30/purdues-income-sharing-agreement-solution-to-the-student-debt-crisis/#389acc484837


Q&A Will colleges support debt-free higher education?
http://prospect.org/article/qa-will-colleges-support-debt-free-higher-education


Public higher education in America is facing and existential emergency
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/so-that-happened-starving-the-beast_us_57c895dde4b078581f123594


Purdue to dedicate $90 million academic residential college
http://www.purdueexponent.org/campus/article_2416b56e-707b-11e6-9314-97246ddf755a.html


Lone Star College uses grant to mentor at risk students
http://www.ourtribune.com/article.php?id=20786


WOMEN IN HIGHER EDUCATION

College attracts more female computer science majors
https://www.meritalk.com/articles/college-attracts-more-female-computer-science-majors/


Alessandro van den Brink – Animal House
http://www.thedp.com/article/2016/08/alessandro-van-den-brink-animal-house


Faust again calls for social groups to accept women
http://www.thecrimson.com/article/2016/8/29/faust-atlantic-video/


Looking inside Anaclastic
http://thecowl.com/arts-entertainment/a-look-inside-anaclastic


Emphasizing the importance of sisterhood
http://www.purdueexponent.org/features/article_a3dea6e0-49f8-5206-9840-884cb0375f67.html


‘Women Soar You Soar’ camp eager to improve diversity
https://www.runwaygirlnetwork.com/2016/08/27/women-soar-you-soar-camp-eager-to-improve-diversity/


U.A.E. – What Emirati men can learn from Emirati women
http://gulftoday.ae/portal/ccccd687-8ee0-43cc-9290-dddab8a9161c.aspx


Dubai – Hire women on boards and be more profitable
http://gulfnews.com/business/sectors/features/hire-women-on-boards-and-be-more-profitable-1.1887165


Societal changes needed for gender equality in Italy
http://www.worldpoliticsreview.com/trend-lines/19758/societal-changes-needed-for-gender-equality-in-italy


UK – Universities turn a blind eye to sex harassment – claim
http://www.universityworldnews.com/article.php?story=20160830093534124


Campus diversity improving, but remains work in progress
http://www.educationdive.com/news/campus-diversity-improving-but-remains-work-in-progress/424991/


Gender bias in academic conference ratings revealed
https://www.timeshighereducation.com/news/gender-bias-academic-conference-ratings-revealed


P.E.O. sisterhood- Women helping women reach for the stars
http://www.timesnews.net/Community/2016/09/01/P-E-O-Sisterhood-Women-helping-women-reach-for-the-stars


CLC president among 5 new women at helm
http://www.brainerddispatch.com/news/4106548-clc-president-among-5-new-women-helm


Women officeholders find making change slow
http://www.timesunion.com/living/article/Women-officeholders-find-making-change-slow-9199082.php


Women in politics – College edition – University of Florida
http://www.msnbc.com/msnbc/women-politics-college-edition-university-florida


Women business owners make strides in closing gender gap in Nevada
http://www.reviewjournal.com/business/women-business-owners-make-strides-closing-gender-gap-nevada


Women represent only 4.2% CEO’s in Fortune 500 companies, the women in enterprise summit will discuss gender equality in Boston on October 25 & 26
http://www.prweb.com/releases/2016/09/prweb13648838.htm


In Brooklyn, stifling higher learning among Hasidic women
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/09/04/nyregion/in-brooklyn-stifling-higher-learning-among-hasidic-women.html?_r=0


India – Scholarly women rule the roost
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/goa/Scholarly-women-rule-the-roost/articleshow/53987307.cms


Korea – Good qualifications no guarantee for Korean women’s social advance
http://www.koreatimes.co.kr/www/news/nation/2016/09/116_213369.html

OTHER

What ya gonna call?  All female “Ghostbusters” getting a name change
http://kticradio.com/abc_entertai/what-ya-gonna-call-allfemale-ghostbusters-getting-a-name-change-abcid35764503/


UB curriculum debuts with incoming students

http://www.buffalo.edu/ubnow/stories/2016/08/ub-curriculum-launch.html


Berea college ranked No.1 in nation among liberal arts schools by Washington Monthly
http://www.lanereport.com/67124/2016/08/berea-college-ranked-no-1-in-nation-among-liberal-arts-schools-by-washington-monthly/


8 essentials for living with your first college roommate
https://www.obu.edu/blog/8-essentials-living-first-college-roommate/


College Achieve expands with North Plainfield’s first charter school
http://www.mycentraljersey.com/story/news/education/in-our-schools/2016/08/28/college-achieve-expands-north-plainfields-first-charter-school/88912762/


Cornell University welcomes 12 year old freshman.
http://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/cornell-university-welcomes-12-year-college-freshman-41815555

EVENTS

Below is a collection on events that are happening around the country.  For more information on events in particular around Sweet Briar please checkhttp://sbc.edu/featured-events/

OCTOBER 20

Please Join RVA SBC Alumnae Club as we welcome Dr Lynn Rainville, Reserach Professor and Director of the Tusculum Institute, to Richmond to hear her speak on “Sweet Briar Founders: What’s Past is Prologue.” Registration begins at 11:30am. The program will last from 12-1pm.

Lunch Cost: $20 (includes lunch and program)

We will be selling Dr Rainville’s book, “Sweet Briar College” for $25! You’ll be able to pick it up and get it autographed at the lunch. Reserve your copy today!
*If you are unable to attend the lunch but would still like an autograph, please let us know and we will get an autographed copy to you.

You can use the links below to PayPal funds for Lunch and Book, or mail checks to 8602 Lonepine Rd, Henrico VA 23294. Please RVSP by emailing rva.sbcalumnae@gmail.com

Order Book by: Wednesday, September 21st:
(click link to order your copy)
https://www.paypal.me/SBCAlumnaeRVA/25

RSVP for Lunch Spot by: Monday, October 17th:
(click link pay and reserve spot)
https://www.paypal.me/SBCAlumnaeRVA/20

VIXENS HELPING VIXENS

Stephanie Wiland needs a boost with her tuition for her last, her senior year at Sweet Briar.  Please go to https://www.gofundme.com/2b3un3s4 and consider donating towards her tuition.


Temma Clark -Braverman
Hey everybody. My father died unexpectedly a week ago. A friend of my sister’s set up a gofund me for my mother for my dad’s final expenses etc. If you would be willing to donate or share or anything, I would really appreciate it. Thanks
https://www.gofundme.com/mikeyclarkbraverma

 

Vixen Watch for September 3, 2016

Vixen Watch for August 27, 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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 DAVE MATTHEWS JUST RELEASED HIS 1996 SWEET BRIAR CONCERT ALBUM ‘LIVE AT SWEET BRIAR’ AND ALL NET PROCEEDS WILL GO TO SWEET BRIAR COLLEGE. YOU CAN ORDER A CD, MP3, OR FLAC; OR YOU CAN BUNDLE THE MUSIC WITH A COOL T-SHIRT.  CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO
HTTP://DAVEMATTHEWSBAND.SHOP.MUSICTODAY.COM/DEPT.ASPX?CP=1_82179

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JUST A REMINDER THAT THE ALUMNAE RELATIONS & DEVELOPMENT SITE GOT MIGRATED TO THE “NEW” PART OF THE SBC WEBSITE.  THE MAIN SITE IS NOW
SBC.EDU/ALUMNAE-DEVELOPMENT
YOU ARE ALSO ENCOURAGED TO EXPLORE THE NEW SITE. PLEASE NOTE THAT AS WITH ANY TRANSITION FROM SITE TO SITE, THERE MAY BE BROKEN LINKS.  PLEASE BE SURE TO USE THE BROKEN LINK FORM THAT WILL COME UP WHEN THAT HAPPENS OR CONTACT CLECIE STECKEL AT CDSTECKEL@SBC.EDU

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PLEASE CHECK OUT THE “SUBMITTED BY MEMBERS OF THE SWEET BRIAR FAMILY SECTION FOR A WONDERFUL IDEA SUBMITTED BY AMY LEIGH CAMPBELL. 

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YOU CAN FIND MORE INFORMATION ON HOW YOU CAN
HELP WITH WITH THE RESURFACING OF THE TENNIS COURTS IN THE ‘ALUMNAE ALLIANCE’ SECTION. 

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IF YOU ARE INTERESTED TO VOLUNTEER FOR SWEET BRIAR GO TO:
http://sbc.edu/alumnae-development/volunteer/

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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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PLEASE DON’T FORGET TO SCROLL ALL THE WAY DOWN TO THE “VIXENS HELPING VIXENS” SECTION.  SOME OF OUR FELLOW VIXENS COULD USE OUR HELP

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IF YOU HAVE AN EVENT YOU WOULD LIKE ME TO POST PLEASE SEND YOUR REQUEST TO THE COMMENT BOX. THANK YOU. :-)

SWEET BRIAR NEWS

Obituary – Sweet Briar alumna Claire Elizabeth Shaw passed away at the age or 23
http://www.newsadvance.com/obituaries/shaw-claire-elizabeth/article_0833c668-5d16-51f5-88c1-17328e4e7e68.html
Please note that there is information for a fundraiser in her name in the “Submitted by Members of the Sweet Briar Family” section below. 


Obituary – Beatrice Penelope ‘Bea’ Patt, Sweet Briar’s Dean Patt, passed away at the age of 97.
http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/washingtonpost/obituary.aspx?n=beatrice-penelope-patt-bea&pid=181137423


Obituary – Elisabeth H. Lippincott passed away at the age of 95
http://www.philly.com/philly/obituaries/20160825_Elizabeth_H__Lippincott__95__veteran__businesswoman_and_active_volunteer.html


Alumnae Alliance Council meeting minutes from August 9, 2016
http://sbc.edu/alumnae-development/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/aac-meeting-minutes-8-9-16.pdf



President Stone kicked off Sweet Briar’s 111th Opening Convocation this afternoon with a call for more of the hard-earned miracles that had made the last year not just possible, but a huge success for students, faculty, staff and alumnae.


New Sweet Briar budget calls for $20M in gifts for fiscal ’17
http://www.newsadvance.com/news/local/sweet-briar-budget-anticipates-m-in-gifts/article_dc5df1f4-6956-11e6-9e02-f776fa236710.html
and
http://www.newsadvance.com/news/local/update-new-sweet-briar-budget-calls-for-m-in-gifts/article_dc5df1f4-6956-11e6-9e02-f776fa236710.html


Sweet Briar budgets $20M in donations for 2017
https://www.insidehighered.com/quicktakes/2016/08/25/sweet-briar-budgets-20m-donations-2017


New Sweet Briar budget calls for $20M in gifts for fiscal ’17
http://www.richmond.com/news/virginia/article_057dac78-210a-5053-9176-ed30c92ab1b2.html


Creators of Refinery29 feminism series urge Sweet Briar students to be ‘heard and seen’
http://sbc.edu/news/creators-of-refinery29-feminism-series-urge-sweet-briar-students-to-be-heard-and-seen/


Sweet Briar opens 111th session with resolve to keep miracles rolling
http://sbc.edu/news/sweet-briar-opens-111th-session-with-resolve-to-keep-the-miracles-rolling/


[Chairwoman of the BoD of Sweet Briar College], Mayor Tomlinson, is guest speaker for Women’s Equality Day
http://www.ledger-enquirer.com/news/local/military/article97853457.html


5 tips for rocking your first semester at Sweet Briar
http://sbc.edu/news/five-tips-for-rocking-your-first-semester-at-sweet-briar/


SBC is looking for successful alumnae who majored in different fields, and who are currently working, so SBC can highlight successful career paths for majors as part of the sbc.edu website upgrade. This information is a vital communications piece to help us make sure SBC is seen by prospective students as “career focused.”
Please submit your short biography paragraph, a head shot photo, and include your major, and any graduate work you have undertaken as part of your career post-SBC.
For more information contact Cady Thomas at cadylou1@gmail.com 


Sweet Briar College has started a new tradition

Traditions have a special place at Sweet Briar. This year, we decided that there needed to be a new one — a tradition that honors every single student as she begins her journey at Sweet Briar. Our first Daisy Ceremony was held at the end of move-in day on Friday, with President Stone and the board of directors handing each brand-new Vixen a daisy to mark her initiation as a Sweet Briar woman.



FOR MORE SWEET BRIAR NEWS PLEASE VISIT    http://sbc.edu/news/

SUBMITTED BY MEMBERS OF THE SWEET BRIAR FAMILY

Posted on Facebook by Lydia Fleck
Phase 1 of the Sweet Briar Student Adoption effort is underway. Alumnae can sign up to adopt students (assignments will come in a few weeks). Please join the Vixen Den to sign up and stay updated:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/campushappiness/


Posted on Facebook by Serena Kachinsky
“Hey there Ladies, I am passing on info regarding a fundraising campaign for cancer research. Claire Shaw, one of our little sisters, just passed away after a valiant four year battle. She was diagnosed with Ewing Sarcoma after completing her freshman year at Sweet Briar. It would be awesome for her family to feel the support of her Sweet Briar sisters during this grief-stricken time.”
In Memory of Claire Elizabeth Shaw – Supporting Sarcoma Research at MGH
https://fundraise.massgeneral.org/kathy-shaw

Posted on Facebook by Nalini Mani
“Welcome to the new school year… 144 odd freshman and 30 something sophomores, not to mention amazing juniors, seniors, and turning point students.. and about 10 international students – fantastic… all thanks to the hard work of the admissions office and Marcia Thom Kaley. Being on campus this weekend was amazing to see the hustle and bustle of move-in day with some amazing young women leaders. And, of course, spending time talking to those who make SBC a stellar institution of higher education – the faculty! Then there is the BOD who met this weekend – thank you for all your hard work. I know you’ve been churning to work hard on our year coming up and especially on governance as promised back in May/June. The article attached says it all. This is the year of hard work.. of ensuring we have strong governance…. shared governance with faculty and staff who are fairly represented, where faculty can work on creating the liberal arts/humanities / social sciences curriculum for 2026 and beyond…. transparency, integrity, solid rubrics and criteria that epitomize what makes a strong SBC trustee.. and revamped bylaws that ensure the BOD is not self-perpetuating… this is the advent of a new era and we are recreating ourselves..taking control, being leaders at a College for Women.”
More Lessons from the (Sweet) Briar Patch
http://www.steptoe-johnson.com/sites/default/files/More%20Lessons%20from%20the%20%28Sweet%29%20Briar%20Patch.pdf


Posted on Facebook by Amy Leigh Campbell 
As we launch headlong into the 2016-2017 academic year as of 130pm this afternoon, I submit for your reading pleasure the following. Note especially Domestic Science on page 56. I read the programs of study leading up to page 56 and feel confident I could have been a Sweet Briar woman, even in 1906, despite what would have surely been poor marks in Domestic Science.
The First Year Book of Sweet Briar College
https://archive.org/stream/firstyearbookofs00unse#page/n1/mode/2up


Posted on Facebook by Amy Leigh Campbell – a really cool idea
Putting this out into the fb universe because my wild, brilliant collection of friends never fail me —
I want a vending machine for a special project at Sweet Briar. It’s not for snacks or drinks — it will be for fun, random gifts for students from alumnae. Cool, right?
Speaking of cool, ideally it will not be a refrigerated machine since I don’t want to waste electricity. Even one of the old cigarette machines where you pull the lever would work for this purpose and might even be preferable since they have less electronic parts.
So please put your thinking caps on and pass along my request to anyone you know who might donate one to my crazy dream. Thank you!!!


Shared on Facebook by Lee Anne Chaskes
From the Sweet Briar Business Department – Welcome to Sweet Briar
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F3IFg7qI4KU&feature=youtu.be


Posted on Facebook by Jane Dure
“Here are our first-years, their family, and the students and staff who helped them move in. By the way, 70 freshmen qualified for participation in the Honors Program.”







More photos shared on Facebook by Dawn Elizabeth Schwarting









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.


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, VISIT SBC.EDU/GIFT.


To get the most out of Sweet Briar’s alumnae network go to

https://sweetbriar.alumnifire.com/

LIBERAL ARTS

Southeastern University pursues a rapid merger of the arts, technology
http://www.theledger.com/article/20160820/NEWS/160829966?Title=Southeastern-University-pursues-a-rapid-merger-of-the-arts-technology


Art remains integral to Fisk University’s culture
http://www.tennessean.com/story/opinion/contributors/2016/08/21/art-remains-integral-fisk-universitys-culture/88976036/


Michigan diocese adopts classical curriculum, rejects common core
https://www.heartland.org/news-opinion/news/michigan-diocese-adopts-classical-curriculum-rejects-common-core
and
http://www.catholicworldreport.com/NewsBriefs/Default.aspx?rssGuid=why-this-diocese-is-ditching-common-core-for-liberal-arts-19242/


Why liberal arts degrees are valuable in tech
http://www.cio.com/article/3110007/it-skills-training/why-liberal-arts-degrees-are-valuable-in-tech.html


Students won the campus culture war
http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2016/08/23/did-students-win-the-campus-culture-wars.html


Q&A with Peter Shoemaker – Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences
http://www.shu.edu/arts-sciences/news/qa-with-new-arts-and-sciences-dean.cfm


Paper explores future of tech in liberal arts organization
https://www.insidehighered.com/quicktakes/2016/08/25/paper-explores-future-tech-liberal-arts-organization


20 liberal arts colleges where grads earn the most
http://time.com/money/4465388/liberal-arts-colleges-highest-salaries/


We can relate to ‘Liberal Arts’
http://ksusentinel.com/2016/08/25/we-can-all-relate-to-liberal-arts/


‘Liberal Arts’ falls short
http://ksusentinel.com/2016/08/25/liberal-arts-falls-short/


With new ‘microcollege’ low-income mothers learn Aristotle, Shakespeare
https://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/2016/08/26/liberal-arts-lifting-young-mothers-holyoke/niMPavOE2vkExkNQ1duuTM/story.html


Is tradition costing Bard financial solvency?
http://www.educationdive.com/news/is-tradition-costing-bard-financial-solvency/425208/


Why we need tiny colleges
http://www.yesmagazine.org/people-power/why-we-need-tiny-colleges-20160826


Engstrom – Enrollment a challenge, liberal arts remain fundamental at UM
http://mtpr.org/post/engstrom-enrollment-challenge-liberal-arts-remain-fundamental-um


Big Ten schools pace the nation in international student enrollment
http://www.educationdive.com/news/big-ten-schools-pace-the-nation-in-international-student-enrollment/425201/

STEM

Educators focusing on mathematics to encourage STEM degrees
http://kxan.com/2016/08/22/educators-focusing-on-mathematics-to-encourage-stem-degrees/


STEM as I see it
http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/amy-mather-/stem-as-i-see-it_b_11662154.html


Why STEM subjects and fashion design go hand in hand
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-08-25/why-stem-subjects-and-fashion-design-go-hand-in-hand/7784834


MTS Rolling Road System model brings inspiration to future engineers at Minnesota State Fair
http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/mts-rolling-road-system-model-brings-inspiration-to-future-engineers-at-minnesota-state-fair-300318271.html

WOMEN IN STEM

WITI and 451 Research publish research on attracting and retaining women in STEM
http://www.prweb.com/releases/2016/08/prweb13633743.htm


Women make up a quarter of UI College of Engineering’s freshman class
http://www.news-gazette.com/news/local/2016-08-22/women-make-quarter-ui-college-engineerings-freshman-class.html


Mentorship is crucial for advancement of women in technology
http://www.twice.com/mentorship-crucial-advancement-women-technology/62566


Take a closer look at Cindy Rockwell
http://www.businessrecord.com/Content/Default/-All-Latest-News/Article/Take-a-closer-look-at-Cindy-Rockwell/-3/248/74419


How the Earlham Institute is showcasing female STEM role models
http://www.computerweekly.com/blog/WITsend/How-the-Earlham-Institute-is-showcasing-female-Stem-role-models


10 ways UC Davis is great in STEM
https://www.ucdavis.edu/news/10-ways-uc-davis-great-stem/


Astronaut Rhea Seddon to address girls and young women in Murfreesboro
http://wgnsradio.com/astronaut-rhea-seddon-to-address-girls-and-young-women-in-murfreesboro-cms-34547


The best man for the job?
http://windsorstar.com/special-features-3/the-best-man-for-the-job


Incoming class of women engineers breaks record
http://www.illinoishomepage.net/news/local-news/incoming-class-of-women-engineers-breaks-record


Beyond #WomeninTech: 7 ways you can make every single woman count
http://www.feminisminindia.com/2016/08/24/beyond-women-in-tech/


5 reasons girls should learn to code
http://www.omaha.com/momaha/reasons-girls-should-learn-to-code/article_8af09114-6942-11e6-a03a-b3ca50840e3d.html


Africa – Remarks at a science, technology, engineering, mathematics STEM girls event
http://www.einnews.com/pr_news/341514221/africa-remarks-at-a-science-technology-engineering-and-mathematics-stem-girls-event


UM-Flint’s women of STEM – Samantha Grathoff
https://news.umflint.edu/2016/08/26/um-flints-women-stem-samantha-grathoff/


Initiative encourages girls, women in STEM fields
http://www.hotsr.com/news/2016/aug/25/initiative-encourages-girls-women-in-st/


Young women study Straights water ecology on tall ships during summer break
http://www.petoskeynews.com/gaylord/sports/outdoors/young-women-study-straits-water-ecology-on-tall-ships-during/article_12fefe79-3762-559b-bc48-a9baffb95aa3.html
and
http://www.petoskeynews.com/featured-pnr/young-women-study-straits-water-ecology-on-tall-ships/article_e64c4ffc-0b84-5870-a418-2c16bfb421e3.html


Nationwide and in Manatee-Sarasota, fewer women employed in IT careers
http://www.bradenton.com/news/business/article97812562.html


Gonzalez interns with NASA, encourages other young women to pursue STEM careers
http://www.yourhoustonnews.com/deer_park/living/gonzalez-interns-with-nasa-encourages-other-young-women-to-pursue/article_17aded52-29db-5f34-8d55-db9902a31f69.html


Using LEGO figures to build recognition for great women in STEM
https://www.siliconrepublic.com/discovery/lego-nasa-women-maia-weinstock


Unanet recognizes Women’s Equality Day and reflects on its emphasis on female leadership
http://www.benzinga.com/pressreleases/16/08/p8396194/unanet-recognizes-womens-equality-day-and-reflects-on-its-emphasis-on-f


New illustrated book showcases 50 female pioneers in science to inspire young girls
http://girltalkhq.com/new-illustrated-book-showcases-50-female-pioneers-science-inspire-young-girls/


‘Belonging’ can help keep talented female students in STEM classes
http://www.nsf.gov/discoveries/disc_summ.jsp?cntn_id=189603&org=NSF&from=news

STEAM

Marvel announces STEAM variant covers
http://comicbook.com/marvel/2016/08/20/marvel-announces-steam-variant-covers/
and
http://www.comicosity.com/marvel-announces-steam-variants-by-chin-ferry-more/
and
http://www.blastr.com/2016-8-22/marvel-announces-5-steam-variant-covers-get-readers-interested-science
and
http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/herocomplex/la-et-hc-marvel-steam-variant-covers-20160822-snap-htmlstory.html


Art is essential, not extra
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/randi-weingarten/art-is-essential-not-extr_b_11633678.html


Creating scientists in the STEAM lab
http://www.dailyindependent.com/news/creating-scientists-in-the-steam-lab/article_3e9ccb60-6899-11e6-957e-77165b765dcd.html


STEAM school principal wants girls to find solar power
http://www.nbcdfw.com/news/local/New-Dallas-ISD-school-wants-girls-to-reach-the-solar-391063472.html


Empowering women and girls through STEAM
http://www.einnews.com/pr_news/341629907/empowering-women-and-girls-through-steam


STEAM in action – Creating board games
http://msue.anr.msu.edu/news/steam_in_action_creating_board_games


LEGOs symposium trains teachers in robotics and other STEM skills
http://www.fairfaxtimes.com/articles/legos-symposium-trains-teachers-in-robotics-and-other-stem-skills/article_c430f638-6bd8-11e6-8ee2-2396cab0335a.html


STEM or STEAM?  Jacksonville teacher says best left up to student
http://news.wjct.org/post/stem-or-steam-jacksonville-teacher-says-best-left-students

WOMEN’S COLLEGE

Weigh the pros, cons of attending a women’s college in the 21st century
http://www.usnews.com/education/best-colleges/articles/2016-08-24/weigh-the-pros-cons-of-attending-a-womens-college-in-the-21st-century


Traveling the road not taken to college
http://www.forbes.com/sites/willarddix/2016/08/25/traveling-the-road-not-taken-to-college/#712d16b019be

STUDENT RECRUITMENT

WSU makes ‘Top 30’ list for LGBTQ students
http://www.kvewtv.com/article/2016/aug/22/wsu-makes-top-30-list-lgbtq-students/
and
http://instinctmagazine.com/post/campus-pride%E2%80%99s-2016-top-30-list-lgbtq-friendly-colleges-universities


Seeking admission to top colleges, Chinese students flock US private schools
https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/education/seeking-admission-to-top-colleges-chinese-students-flock-to-us-private-schools/2016/08/23/7279a582-5f18-11e6-8e45-477372e89d78_story.html


Recruiting game – Schools, athletes juggle the cost of college scholarships
http://www.reviewjournal.com/sports/the-recruiting-game/recruiting-game-schools-athletes-juggle-the-cost-college-scholarship


College, career fair prepares students for big decisions
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20160824/news/160829456/


Immersive student development, diversity and recruitment program creates a pipeline to prepare diverse new talent
http://newsroomamerica.com/story/592645.html


Why International Diversity Matters in Recruiting
http://www.recruitingtrends.com/REC/view/story.jhtml?id=534361016


5 most common mistakes of athlete-families
http://college.usatoday.com/2016/08/26/5-most-common-mistakes-of-athlete-families/


What is it with Republicans support of for-profit college scams?
http://urbanmilwaukee.com/pressrelease/what-is-it-with-republicans-support-of-for-profit-college-scams/

COLLEGE SUSTAINABILITY AND AGRICULTURE

When organic food was a ‘Communist’ plot
http://www.courier-journal.com/story/life/food/farm-to-table/2016/08/23/when-organic-was-a-communist-plot-to-starve-america/88691016/


Bay Mills Community College offers fundamentals of sustainable agriculture course
http://msue.anr.msu.edu/news/bay_mills_community_college_offers_fundamentals_of_sustainable_agriculture_course

COLLEGE FINANCES, GRANTS, ETC.

7 pieces of scholarship advice from current college students
http://www.nasdaq.com/article/7-pieces-of-scholarship-advice-from-current-college-students-cm668648


Program that helps low income students to college gets $1.2 million grant
http://mtstandard.com/news/local/program-that-helps-send-low-income-students-to-college-gets/article_d1ee6b30-e897-5e2d-bc61-97f36b3cc9d0.html


Grants help young adults with disabilities attend college
http://www.bostonherald.com/news/local_coverage/2016/08/grants_help_young_adults_with_disabilities_attend_college


BHS gets $40K grant for college guidance
http://beatricedailysun.com/news/bhs-gets-k-grant-for-college-guidance/article_016a6e32-a6dd-5c75-948e-7594bbf2085c.html


EMCC awarded $2.6 million federal grant
https://news.estrellamountain.edu/bytes/2016/08/23/emcc-awarded-26-million-federal-grant


Ireland – New college year: How student grant system SUSI works
http://www.irishtimes.com/news/education/new-college-year-how-student-grant-system-susi-works-1.2767359


Tusculum College receives 2016 Veteran Reconnect grant
http://www.thetomahawk.com/local-news/tusculum-college-receives-2016-veteran-reconnect-grant/


US government cuts off new funding for ITT Technical Institute
http://www.wsj.com/articles/u-s-government-cuts-off-new-funding-for-itt-technical-institute-1472152253
and
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/08/26/business/itt-college-chain-barred-from-enrolling-students-with-us-aid.html?_r=0


Advice on applying for college scholarships and financial aid
http://www.star-telegram.com/living/keller-magazine/article97592857.html


IU college of arts and sciences receives $6 million gift for internships, endowed faculty chairs
http://news.indiana.edu/releases/iu/2016/08/ralph-walter-gift.shtml


WOMEN IN HIGHER EDUCATION

Overseas research rite of passage ‘discriminates against women’
https://www.timeshighereducation.com/news/overseas-research-rite-passage-discriminates-against-women


Institutionalising women’s rights
http://www.khaleejtimes.com/international/institutionalising-womens-rights


UK – ‘Common sense’ women who return to work after having a baby fall behind men in earning power
http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/uk-gender-pay-gap-women-paid-about-18-less-per-hour-men-ifs-research-shows-1577480
and
http://fortune.com/2016/08/23/uk-gender-pay-gap-2/
and
http://qz.com/764174/better-educated-women-pay-a-steeper-price-for-motherhood/


India – Despite Rio Olympics 2016 success, Indian women are routinely denied opportunities
http://www.firstpost.com/india/despite-rio-olympics-2016-success-indian-women-are-routinely-denied-opportunities-2971552.html


Tenure track promotions double for women
http://www.educationdive.com/news/tenure-track-promotions-double-for-women/424932/


Australia – Women at work – more qualifications, but less pay
http://www.theaustralian.com.au/higher-education/women-at-work-more-qualifications-but-less-pay/news-story/d741c1056da9e6e785260851842538f2


Largest all-girls public school network in nation establishes footprint in West Texas
http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/largest-all-girls-public-school-network-in-nation-establishes-footprint-in-west-texas-300317059.html


Janet Napolitano – Risk, resolve, and running a major university system
http://www.theatlantic.com/education/archive/2016/08/running-a-major-university-system-as-a-woman/497012/


Israel – Strictly-Orthodox sect bans women from going to university
http://jewishnews.timesofisrael.com/strictly-orthodox-sect-bans-women-from-going-to-university/


On black women’s equal pay day, media highlight plight of women of color in the workplace
http://mediamatters.org/research/2016/08/23/black-women-s-equal-pay-day-media-highlight-plight-women-color-workplace/212606


India – Number of unemployed women engineers in India is as high as 40%
http://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-national/tp-karnataka/number-of-unemployed-women-engineers-in-india-is-as-high-as-40/article9028304.ece


Kazakhstan – Skyrocketing female suicide attempts in Kazakhstan
http://www.tol.org/client/article/26241-kazakhstan-mental-health-suicides-men-women-adolescents.html


Utah Valley everyday hero – Susan Madsen is a tireless advocate for women and raising leaders
http://www.heraldextra.com/news/local/education/college/uvu/utah-valley-everyday-hero-susan-madsen-is-a-tireless-advocate/article_918e4465-d3c4-5e1c-ab7d-5eae67e6cdc8.html


Women’s equality day – Celebrating the 19th amendment’s impact on rights, equity
http://www.dcmilitary.com/journal/features/women-s-equality-day-celebrating-the-th-amendment-s-impact/article_7ccd5378-3236-5547-b627-27522e9f18e4.html


Utah named worst state for women’s equality
http://upr.org/post/utah-named-worst-state-womens-equality


This activist is using her paintings to crowdfund education for transgender women
https://www.scoopwhoop.com/This-Activist-Is-Raising-Funds-For-Educating-Transgender-Women/#.8j3rbr8cs

OTHER

Cheryl Parson -Prepare your college student for scammers
http://limaohio.com/top-stories/198488/cheryl-parson-prepare-your-college-student-for-scammers


Dorm room decor – Our favorites from move-in 2016
https://www.obu.edu/blog/dorm-room-decor-favorites-move-2016/


Nate Parker, Kurt Metzger, and the fetish for female silence
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/sarah-nechamkin/nate-parker-kurt-metzger-_b_11643432.html


Randolph College boosts transfer student number
http://www.newsadvance.com/news/local/randolph-college-boosts-transfer-student-numbers/article_469d6ddf-7d5b-595b-abe7-9d630d07aeb1.html

EVENTS

Below is a collection on events that are happening around the country.  For more information on events in particular around Sweet Briar please checkhttp://sbc.edu/featured-events/


OCTOBER 20

Please Join RVA SBC Alumnae Club as we welcome Dr Lynn Rainville, Reserach Professor and Director of the Tusculum Institute, to Richmond to hear her speak on “Sweet Briar Founders: What’s Past is Prologue.” Registration begins at 11:30am. The program will last from 12-1pm.

Lunch Cost: $20 (includes lunch and program)

We will be selling Dr Rainville’s book, “Sweet Briar College” for $25! You’ll be able to pick it up and get it autographed at the lunch. Reserve your copy today!
*If you are unable to attend the lunch but would still like an autograph, please let us know and we will get an autographed copy to you.

You can use the links below to PayPal funds for Lunch and Book, or mail checks to 8602 Lonepine Rd, Henrico VA 23294. Please RVSP by emailing rva.sbcalumnae@gmail.com

Order Book by: Wednesday, September 21st:
(click link to order your copy)
https://www.paypal.me/SBCAlumnaeRVA/25

RSVP for Lunch Spot by: Monday, October 17th:
(click link pay and reserve spot)
https://www.paypal.me/SBCAlumnaeRVA/20

VIXENS HELPING VIXENS

Stephanie Wiland needs a boost with her tuition for her last, her senior year at Sweet Briar.  Please go to https://www.gofundme.com/2b3un3s4 and consider donating towards her tuition.


Temma Clark -Braverman
Hey everybody. My father died unexpectedly a week ago. A friend of my sister’s set up a gofund me for my mother for my dad’s final expenses etc. If you would be willing to donate or share or anything, I would really appreciate it. Thanks
https://www.gofundme.com/mikeyclarkbraverma


Please help fellow Vixen Cassandra Thomas Sheehan who has developed a mass in her cranium and will have to undergo an open craniotomy for a biopsy.  Please go to https://www.gofundme.com/2b7kjtjc , read her story and help if you can. Thank you!
UPDATE:
From her roommate Katie Clarkson Robertson – This just in from cassie’s Mom “Just got home The surgery went well. It took 4hour instead of 5 and she.looked very good when we left.” HOORAY!  Please remember that she is not out of the woods, yet, and the bills are still coming in.

Vixen Watch for August 27, 2016

Vixen Watch for August 20th, 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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Introducing –
Sweet Briar Class of 2020

Welcome to the sisterhood.  Holla! Holla!

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SWEET BRIAR’S OWN HARPREET BEDI IS THE EXECUTIVE PRODUCER OF THE FILM “UNDER THE TURBAN”. READ MORE IN THE “SWEET BRIAR NEWS” SECTION 

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DAVE MATTHEWS JUST RELEASED HIS 1996 SWEET BRIAR CONCERT ALBUM ‘LIVE AT SWEET BRIAR’ AND ALL NET PROCEEDS WILL GO TO SWEET BRIAR COLLEGE. YOU CAN ORDER A CD, MP3, OR FLAC; OR YOU CAN BUNDLE THE MUSIC WITH A COOL T-SHIRT.  CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO
HTTP://DAVEMATTHEWSBAND.SHOP.MUSICTODAY.COM/DEPT.ASPX?CP=1_82179

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JUST A REMINDER THAT THE ALUMNAE RELATIONS & DEVELOPMENT SITE GOT MIGRATED TO THE “NEW” PART OF THE SBC WEBSITE.  THE MAIN SITE IS NOW
SBC.EDU/ALUMNAE-DEVELOPMENT
YOU ARE ALSO ENCOURAGED TO EXPLORE THE NEW SITE. PLEASE NOTE THAT AS WITH ANY TRANSITION FROM SITE TO SITE, THERE MAY BE BROKEN LINKS.  PLEASE BE SURE TO USE THE BROKEN LINK FORM THAT WILL COME UP WHEN THAT HAPPENS OR CONTACT CLECIE STECKEL AT CDSTECKEL@SBC.EDU

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HERE AGAIN IS THE LINK KATIE SCHELLHAMMER SUBMITTED TO VIEW A WONDERFUL SELECTION OF HUNDREDS OF PHOTOS OF SWEET BRIAR  
https://www.flickr.com/photos/sweetbriarcollege/albums

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YOU CAN FIND MORE INFORMATION ON HOW YOU CAN
HELP WITH WITH THE RESURFACING OF THE TENNIS COURTS IN THE ‘ALUMNAE ALLIANCE’ SECTION. 

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IF YOU ARE INTERESTED TO VOLUNTEER FOR SWEET BRIAR GO TO:
http://sbc.edu/alumnae-development/volunteer/

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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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SWEET BRIAR NEWS

Sweet Briar alumna Harpreet Bedi is the executive producer of the film “Under the Turban” which will be shown at the United Nations Film Festival in October.
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt5700402/
http://www.unaff.org/2016/films/html
In Harpreet Bedi’s own words: ”
It started off when my now 14 year old (then 9) asked what it meant to be a Sikh.  [I] will be coming to Stanford for the premier of the documentary. It took us 4 years to make – was fun to do (Harleys and Helicopters — an original bunch of songs made in Brooklyn — were involved). [I am] attaching the songs and the movie poster (the picture is my daughter Zara).
Everyone is welcome for the launch – and afterwards [I am] happy to show it to anyone who is interested to see it!”
Below are songs from the movie
https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B97cF6GThnEhOEF0NVVMcVlYSzg/view
https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B97cF6GThnEhS1hxOHJSaEZjLTQ/view
https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B97cF6GThnEhYmZvUXcxZE5PU0E/viewIMG_3232


Photographs by Andrea Eis capture ‘silent conversations’ with President Emerita Meta Glass
http://sbc.edu/news/photographs-by-andrea-eis-capture-silent-conversations-with-president-emerita-meta-glass/


Vixens summer captain’s summer was for the birds – and other critters
http://sbc.edu/news/photographs-by-andrea-eis-capture-silent-conversations-with-president-emerita-meta-glass/


Sweet Briar profs gear up for semester; year of rebuilding, reassessment ahead
http://www.newsadvance.com/news/local/sweet-briar-profs-gear-up-for-semester-year-of-rebuilding/article_c41a8037-ba37-51cb-8339-c56dc7eca82a.html 


Sweet Briar College looking ahead to new year with new students
http://wset.com/news/local/sweet-briar-college-looking-ahead-to-new-year-with-new-students


FOR MORE SWEET BRIAR NEWS PLEASE VISIT
   
http://sbc.edu/news/

SUBMITTED BY MEMBERS OF THE SWEET BRIAR FAMLY

Posted on Facebook by Dawn Elizabeth Schwarting

A friend’s mother-in-law went to SBC and wants to share her photos
Just [to let you] know that [these photos] came from the Sue Belle Frierson’s scrapbook from 1921-1922. Her father was Solicitor General of the United States. Lots of the pictures have names with them.

 





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.


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, VISIT SBC.EDU/GIFT.


To get the most out of Sweet Briar’s alumnae network go to

https://sweetbriar.alumnifire.com/

LIBERAL ARTS

What employers want – Greenfield Community College found out
http://www.masslive.com/business-news/index.ssf/2016/08/what_employers_want_greenfield_community.html


Liberal education and the quest for truth, freedom, and greatness
https://www.theobjectivestandard.com/issues/2016-fall/liberal-education-and-the-quest-for-truth-freedom-and-greatness/


Are the liberal arts an antidote to social media?
https://www.insidehighered.com/blogs/technology-and-learning/are-liberal-arts-antidote-social-media


Why get a liberal education? It is the life and breath of medicine
http://www.fairfieldcitizenonline.com/news/article/Why-get-a-liberal-education-It-is-the-life-and-9142785.php


Four years at a liberal arts college turned me into a conservative
http://www.vice.com/en_ca/read/liberal-arts-college-turned-me-into-a-conservative


College’s suffocating focus on oppression studies turns liberal student conservative
http://www.thecollegefix.com/bulletin-board/colleges-suffocating-focus-oppression-studies-turns-liberal-student-conservative/


Dartmough professors – Liberal arts education is at the heart of medicine
http://www.beckershospitalreview.com/hospital-physician-relationships/dartmouth-professors-liberal-arts-education-is-at-the-heart-of-medicine.html


Liberal arts embrace STEM
http://www.huewire.com/headlines/african-american/the-liberal-arts-embrace-stem/203065/


Training good doctors starts with liberal arts
https://newrepublic.com/article/136050/training-good-doctors-starts-liberal-arts


The presidential election, the liberal arts and an engaged citizenry
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/michael-zimmerman/the-presidential-election_b_11555066.html


MCLA lands $65,000 in state funds for Berkshire STEM network
http://www.berkshireeagle.com/local/ci_30259252/mcla-lands-65-000-state-funds-berkshire-stem


Teaching methods – Engineering part 1 with Lyn English
https://www.teachermagazine.com.au/article/teaching-methods-engineering-part-1-with-lyn-english

STEM

Singapore – Celebration of science builds a smart future
https://biotechin.asia/2016/08/15/celebration-of-science-builds-a-smart-future/


STEM education
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/08/15/opinion/stem-education.html?_r=0

WOMEN IN STEM

Women are still under represented in STEM fields
http://www.mysanantonio.com/opinion/commentary/article/Women-are-still-under-represented-in-STEM-fields-9139599.php


Australia – Women in STEM to shine during National Science week
https://www.australianmining.com.au/news/women-stem-shine-national-science-week/


Title IX helps girls, but leaves boys behind, women’s advocate contends
http://www.campusreform.org/?ID=8010


‘Hidden Figures’ brings black women in STEM to the forefront
http://www.ebony.com/entertainment-culture/hidden-figures-black-women-in-stem
and
http://thestir.cafemom.com/movies/200013/hidden_figures_trailer_proves_that
and
http://blackengineer.com/artman2/publish/FirstByte/Hidden-Figures-Unveiling-At-Women-of-Color-in-Science-Technology-Engineering-and-Math-STEM-Conference.shtml


Rwanda – Education key to fighting discrimination, says official
http://www.newtimes.co.rw/section/article/2016-08-16/202652/


This all-girls robotics team wins competitions and minds
http://www.modeldmedia.com/features/mercy-midnight-081516.aspx


Ireland – YouTuber and physicist Dianna Cowern on creating Physics Girl
https://onedublin.org/2016/08/16/youtuber-and-physicist-dianna-cowern-on-creating-physics-girl/


Robotics can get girls into STEM, but some still need convincing
http://www.smithsonianmag.com/ist/?next=/science-nature/robotics-good-girls-some-still-need-convincing-180960131/


Philadelphia to set the stage for the world’s largest conference & career fair for women in engineering and technology
http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/philadelphia-to-set-the-stage-for-the-worlds-largest-conference–career-fair-for-women-in-engineering-and-technology-300314525.html


Solar powered IceBox derby teaches STEM to young women
https://cleantechnica.com/2016/08/17/solar-powered-icebox-derby-teaches-stem-young-women/


Op-Ed:  Legos are among the building blocks of STEM
http://www.usnews.com/news/articles/2016-08-17/op-ed-legos-are-among-the-building-blocks-of-stem


What I learned from my boss reading me a sexist email on my first day of work
http://fortune.com/2016/08/17/women-in-business-sexism-work/


Talent matters – In the push for STEM, women don’t have to get left behind
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/capital-business/wp/2016/08/18/talent-matters-in-the-push-for-stem-women-dont-have-to-get-left-behind/


Closing the gender gap through STEM
http://machinedesign.com/engineering-essentials/closing-gender-gap-through-stem


Ireland – This is why more girls need to take up STEM subject in school
http://www.irishexaminer.com/lifestyle/features/this-is-why-more-girls-need-to-take-up-stem-subjects-in-school-416606.html


Apprenticeships – Championing alternative routes into STEM careers
http://www.wearethecity.com/apprenticeships-championing-alternative-routes-stem-careers/


The Lenny Interview – Megan Smith
https://www.yahoo.com/style/lenny-interview-megan-smith-201333393.html


WEB Coolness – Women in STEM, new unlimited data plans, and how Instagram and Snapchat are affecting your teen’s body image
http://coolmomtech.com/2016/08/women-in-stem-unlimited-data-plans/

STEAM

Technology, building upgrades to greet North Allegheny students
http://triblive.com/news/neighborhoods/northhills/10821737-74/students-technology-district 


California’s first all-girl school in 20 years to open in LAUSD
http://www.nbclosangeles.com/news/local/First-All-Girls-School-in-California-in-20-Years-To-Open-in-LAUSD-390205081.html


Highland Park ISD gets $5.8 million grant to overhaul STEAM education
http://www.dallasnews.com/news/education/headlines/20160815-highland-park-isd-gets-5.8-million-grant-to-overhaul-steam-education.ece
and
http://www.parkcitiespeople.com/education/hpisd-announces-5-8-million-grant/


STEAM puts students in production chair
http://hudsonvalleynewsnetwork.com/2016/08/16/steam-puts-students-production-chair/


Fostering wisdom through wonder
http://thechampionnewspaper.com/news/local/fostering-wisdom-through-wonder/


Underwater engineering with the ocean’s future in mind
http://smdp.com/underwater-engineering-with-the-oceans-future-in-mind/156716


The nature of wine and creativity- a sensory wine tasting experience on September 17
http://news.hamlethub.com/danbury/events/42280-the-aldrich-1471530546-1471530547


Marvel’s new variant comic covers want to get kids into STEM (and the Arts, too)
http://io9.gizmodo.com/marvels-new-variant-comic-covers-want-to-get-kids-into-1785503932
and
http://www.newsarama.com/30714-spider-man-moon-girl-more-part-of-marvel-s-steam-education-themed-variants.html
and
http://uproxx.com/gammasquad/marvel-science-stem-covers/
and
http://comicsalliance.com/marvel-steam-themed-variant-covers/

STUDENT RECRUITMENT

Lisa Miller – Perils of a for-profit college
http://www.centralmaine.com/2016/08/16/lisa-miller-perils-of-a-for-profit-college/


Phony colleges cash in by selling student visas
http://www.lifezette.com/polizette/phony-colleges-cash-in-by-selling-student-visas/


STEM Premier and Vincennes University to provide innovative way for students to connect with opportunities in Indiana
http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20160816005251/en/STEM-Premier-Vincennes-University-Provide-Innovative-Students


Campus placement in Anna University get a bright start
http://www.deccanchronicle.com/nation/in-other-news/180816/campus-placement-in-anna-university-gets-a-bright-start.html


State gains more college students than it loses
http://www.thepublicopinion.com/news/local_news/state-gains-more-college-students-than-it-loses/article_2c967ef8-6622-11e6-84ae-87a213dd48b9.html

COLLEGE SUSTAINABILITY AND AGRICULTURE

College-bound New Sharon teen hopes to become advocate for farming
http://www.centralmaine.com/2016/08/17/college-bound-new-sharon-teen-hopes-to-become-advocate-for-farming/

 

COLLEGE FINANCES, GRANTS, ETC.

Grant to help middle, high school students get to college
http://www.concordmonitor.com/Federal-grant-renewed-for-UNH-low-income-first-generation-students-4108152


Penn State receives grants to work with middle, high school students
http://news.psu.edu/story/421103/2016/08/15/penn-state-receives-grants-work-middle-high-school-students


Texas Democrat says half of Hispanic college students rely on Pell  grants
http://politifact.com/texas/statements/2016/aug/15/ruben-hinojosa/texas-democrat-says-half-hispanic-college-students/


Santa Fe College awarded grant for educational talent search
http://news.sfcollege.edu/2016/08/17/santa-fe-college-awarded-grant-for-educational-talent-search-program/


Tuition is now a useless concept in higher education
https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/tuition-is-now-a-useless-concept-in-higher-education/2016/08/19/678e74ec-3261-11e6-8758-d58e76e11b12_story.html?utm_term=.3ec47901569f

WOMEN IN HIGHER EDUCATION

Spelman College to consider admitting transgender women
http://thegrio.com/2016/08/15/spelman-college-to-consider-admitting-transgender-women/
and
http://www.campusreform.org/?ID=8007
and
http://atlantablackstar.com/2016/08/15/spelman-college-consider-admitting-transgender-students/
and
http://www.vibe.com/2016/08/spelman-college-transgender-women/


Cisco’s Cooney – Own your own path
http://www.lightreading.com/business-employment/women-in-comms/ciscos-cooney-own-your-own-path/a/d-id/724906


UK – Universities’ missing men – Proportion applying falls to its lowest ever level as male students are outnumbered by four to one at some institutions
http://www.mysanantonio.com/opinion/commentary/article/Women-are-still-under-represented-in-STEM-fields-9139599.php
and
http://www.bbc.com/news/education-37107208


Foundation targets higher ed achievement gap
http://www.insideindianabusiness.com/story/32762069/foundation-targets-higher-ed-achievement-gap


US university hikes salaries to resolve ‘pay inequities’
https://www.timeshighereducation.com/news/us-university-hikes-salaries-resolve-pay-inequities


China – Women’s Federation brings hope for access to education for impoverished students
http://www.womenofchina.cn/womenofchina/html1/news/action/1608/2210-1.htm


Malaysia – Higher education minister Sec-Gen speaks about empowering women at NBOS conference
http://malaysiandigest.com/frontpage/29-4-tile/627060-education-ministry-sec-gen-speaks-about-empowering-women-at-nbos-conference.html


Canada – More women work in Canada than the US.  Here’s why:
http://globalnews.ca/news/2887329/more-women-work-in-canada-than-the-u-s-heres-why/


College students at high risk of victimization during ‘Red Zone’
http://www.ballstatedaily.com/article/2016/08/news-college-red-zone


Japan – Women in college leadership roles are still rare
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/opinion/2016/08/19/commentary/japan-commentary/women-college-leadership-roles-still-rare/#.V7hT1ZgrLIU


What does Islam think of women as leaders?
http://www.dhakatribune.com/opinion/op-ed/2016/08/20/islam-think-women-leaders/


13th annual Pennsylvania conference for women
http://6abc.com/society/13th-annual-pennsylvania-conference-for-women-/1476810/

OTHER

Seneca to gender neutral, but membership could stay all-women
http://www.thecrimson.com/article/2016/8/16/seneca-gender-neutral-policy/


Opportunities available for international liberal arts students
http://news.psu.edu/story/421545/2016/08/18/academics/opportunities-available-international-liberal-arts-students


Japan’s 2018 problem – Its universities ticking time bomb
http://www.ozy.com/fast-forward/japans-2018-problem-its-universities-are-a-ticking-time-bomb/70410?utm_source=AOL1&utm_medium=cpc&utm_campaign=cpc&icid=maing-grid7%7Cmain5%7Cdl41%7Csec1_lnk2%26pLid%3D-1261450593_htmlws-main-bb

EVENTS

Below is a collection on events that are happening around the country.  For more information on events in particular around Sweet Briar please checkhttp://sbc.edu/featured-events/


OCTOBER 20

Please Join RVA SBC Alumnae Club as we welcome Dr Lynn Rainville, Reserach Professor and Director of the Tusculum Institute, to Richmond to hear her speak on “Sweet Briar Founders: What’s Past is Prologue.” Registration begins at 11:30am. The program will last from 12-1pm.

Lunch Cost: $20 (includes lunch and program)

We will be selling Dr Rainville’s book, “Sweet Briar College” for $25! You’ll be able to pick it up and get it autographed at the lunch. Reserve your copy today!
*If you are unable to attend the lunch but would still like an autograph, please let us know and we will get an autographed copy to you.

You can use the links below to PayPal funds for Lunch and Book, or mail checks to 8602 Lonepine Rd, Henrico VA 23294. Please RVSP by emailing rva.sbcalumnae@gmail.com

Order Book by: Wednesday, September 21st:
(click link to order your copy)
https://www.paypal.me/SBCAlumnaeRVA/25

RSVP for Lunch Spot by: Monday, October 17th:
(click link pay and reserve spot)
https://www.paypal.me/SBCAlumnaeRVA/20

VIXENS HELPING VIXENS

Stephanie Wiland needs a boost with her tuition for her last, her senior year at Sweet Briar.  Please go to https://www.gofundme.com/2b3un3s4 and consider donating towards her tuition.


Temma Clark -Braverman
Hey everybody. My father died unexpectedly a week ago. A friend of my sister’s set up a gofund me for my mother for my dad’s final expenses etc. If you would be willing to donate or share or anything, I would really appreciate it. Thanks
https://www.gofundme.com/mikeyclarkbraverma


Please help fellow Vixen Cassandra Thomas Sheehan who has developed a mass in her cranium and will have to undergo an open craniotomy for a biopsy.  Please go to https://www.gofundme.com/2b7kjtjc , read her story and help if you can. Thank you!
UPDATE:
From her roommate Katie Clarkson Robertson – This just in from cassie’s Mom “Just got home The surgery went well. It took 4hour instead of 5 and she.looked very good when we left.” HOORAY!  Please remember that she is not out of the woods, yet, and the bills are still coming in.

Vixen Watch for August 20th, 2016