September 28, 2001 vol. vii, number 8
A Nation United, A World Forever Changed
On the morning of Tuesday, September 11, the World Trade
Center in New York City and the Pentagon in Arlington, Va.,
were the targets of unprecedented attacks by terrorist forces.
The horrendous images, the realization of so many lost lives,
will never be forgotten.
Shocked and sad-
dened by the unthinkable
violence, UVI students,
faculty and staff were im-
plored to remain calm,
thoughtful and patient as
the full extent of the trag-
were held on the St.
Croix and St. Thomas Professor Emeritus Dr Marilyn Krig
campuses on Thursday, ;"'-" "....- of the attacks to the Vir
September 13, to urge vyasna iutunnu comments. (fnotos
tolerance, to give a historical perspective on terrorism and to
encourage dialogue as an aid to healing. Faculty members
were asked to encourage students to attend the assemblies
and to take advantage of the counseling services provided on
On the St. Croix campus, more than 100 faculty, staff and
students bowed their heads in prayer to remember the thou-
sands of lives lost in the attacks. Dr. Arnold Highfield, chair
of the Division of Social Sciences, presented a history of ter-
rorism, followed by a presentation on healing by psychology
instructor Meredith Knight.
In remarks before the St. Thomas assembly, UVI Provost
Dr. LaVerne E. Ragster said, "We have been forcibly reminded
that we are a part of a global society. This tragic event has
demonstrated the importance of human ties and the strength
of the technological and economic bonds that link our societ-
Oct. 2 Annual Fund Kickoff STX
Villa Morales 6:30 p.m.
Oct. 3 Annual Fund Kickoff STT
Petite Pump Room 6:00 p.m.
Oct. 13 Spyro-Gyra, Reichhold Center
for the Arts, 8 p.m.
ies and lives... We must work hard to understand what can
be learned from this horrible experience that will improve
and strengthen us as individuals and as a society."
"This terrorism on ordinary people working, walking,
traveling, going about
their daily lives brings
home to us that we are
all vulnerable, at times
and in ways that are un-
predictable and seem-
said Dr. Patricia
Rhymer Todman, a psy-
chology professor on
the St. Thomas campus.
er, left, provides perspective on the Life can be rich again
n Islands. Junior psychology major but it will never be the
by Sion Hillebrand UVISION) same. We need to talk
about these issues and offer our help and prayers to those
more directly affected, repeatedly, as we begin the slow road
St. Croix Golden Key Wins Award
Members of the St. Croix Chapter of the Golden Key Na-
tional Honor Society, who recently returned from the society's
annual international conference in Dallas, brought home yet
another prestigious award.
The St. Croix chapter was named "Best Improved Chap-
ter" from among the society's 285 chapters worldwide. St.
Croix Chapter advisor, business Professor Francisco
Depusoir, chapter president Zahra O'Reilly and vice presi-
dent Alicia Gayadeen traveled to Dallas for the conference.
The St. Croix Chapter previously won three awards dur-
ing the Golden Key's southeast regional meeting in Fort
Meyers, Florida in March.
Golden Key is a non-profit, international academic hon-
ors organization that provides academic recognition, leader-
ship opportunities, community service, career networking and
scholarships. The Society has chapters across the United
States, the Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, Australia, Canada,
Malaysia and New Zealand. Membership into the Society is
by invitation only to the top 15 percent ofjuniors and seniors
in all fields of study.
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Reichhold Center Announces 2001-2002 Season
St. Thomas- The Reichhold Center for the Arts
proudly announces its 23rd Anniversary 2001-2002 season.
Set to open on October 13 with legendary Jazz band, Spryo
Gyra, the schedule boasts a rich diversity of performances.
certainly one of
our most exciting
seasons to date.
Spyro-Gyra headlines on Oct. 13
There is a dynamic mix of culture, talent
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and genres," said David Edgecombe, Director of the
Reichhold Center. "There are legends, award winners and
The line-up will include performances by the Puerto
Rico Symphony Orchestra, "Queen of Salsa," Celia Cruz,
as well as the Ballet Concierto de Puerto Rico and the
favorite annual talent showcase, STARfest.
The Reichhold Center is pleased to offer travel packages
from St. Croix and San Juan, Puerto Rico in connection with
the Spyro Gyra concert. Concertgoers from St. Croix will pay
$260 and from SanJuan the package cost is $280. The travel
packages include round-trip airfare on Seaborne Airlines, one
concert ticket, beachfront hotel accommodations at Best West-
ern Emerald Beach Resort, continental breakfast and ground
transportation between the Seaplane, the resort and the
Reichhold Center for the Arts.
A reggae festival is scheduled for March 2002 and the
Program will be an-
nounced at a later
Ballet Concierto de Puerto Rico
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The public is
encouraged to support the Reichhold Center by becoming
donors and season subscribers to the performances. "There
are many benefits to being a season subscriber or a donor,"
said Edgecombe. "Many of our shows were either sold-out
or almost sold out this past season and this is a good way to
guarantee preferred seating at a discount."
For more information on the season or on the Reichhold
Center's season subscription and donor programs, please
contact the Reichhold Center Box Office at 693-1559.
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