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December 18, 2001 vol. vi, number 11
UVI Nursing Program Receives National Award
The University of the Virgin Islands' Division of Nursing
Education recently received top honors from two national
nursing institutions for its geriatric nursing education pro-
The UVI Bachelor of Science in Nursing program took
second place in the 2001 Awards for Exceptional Baccalau-
reate Curriculum in Gerontologic Nursing, a prize sponsored
by the John A. Hartford
Foundation Institute for Geriat-
ric Nursing and the American
Association of Colleges of
Nursing. The award recognized
UVI's program as a model
nursing program with a focus
on gerontological nursing that
exhibited "exceptional, substan-
tive and innovative baccalaure-
ate curriculum in this subject
area," according to the award
"We are delighted to reward Gloria Callwood, left, chair
and showcase nursing schools Nursing Education on the S
at the forefront of preparing second place 2001 Awardfo
a BaccalaureateCurriculum ii
students through outstanding BaccalaureateCurriculum
behalf of the UVI nursing pr
geriatric curricula," said Callwood, om left to right,
Callwood, from left to right,
Hartford Institute for Geriatric Edith Ramsay-Johnson, Ma
Nursing Director Mathy Mezey. HartfordInstitute for Geriat
"The 2001 winners should be Williams, president of the Ar
proud of their contributions to Colleges of ., .1, g
geriatric care which serve as
shining examples for other schools to emulate."
"As the U.S. population continues to age, we need to in-
sure that nurses in the educational pipeline are well educated
to provide the highest quality of care possible to older adults,"
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AACN President Carolyn Williams said. "We are delighted to
join with the Hartford Institute in honoring curriculum leaders
and sharing these winning models with the world."
The first place award went to the Medical College of the
Georgia School of Nursing, and Wilkes University Depart-
ment of Nursing received honorable mention.
At a recent ceremony in the
Great House on the St. Croix
T campus, St. Croix Chancellor
Jennifer Jackson presented
members of the Bennie and
Martha Benjamin Foundation
with a plaque to commemorate
the foundation's continued phil-
anthropic contributions to the
In addition to contributing
more than $34,000 in improve-
f the UVIDivision of ments to the Student Health
Thomas campus,accepts the Center on St. Croix, the Ben-
Exceptional jamin Foundation gave supplies
Gerontologic Nursing on to the St. Croix nusing program,
,gram. Standing with
)gram. Standing rwith outfitted computer labs and
s UVI nursing professor
y Mezy, director of the helped establish the Benjamin/
ic Nursing, and Carolyn Watlington Health Center on the
erican Association of St. Thomas campus.
St. Croix Chancellor Jennifer Jackson presents
Attorney David Beale, a member of the Benjamin
Foundation board of directors, with a plaque.
The Caribbean Writer, Reichhold Center Publish
Caribbean Drama Anthology
Through a landmark publishing collaboration, the Writer. Other plays are "Triptych" by Kendel Hippolyte (St.
University of the Virgin Islands' The Caribbean Writer and Lucia) and "No Seeds in Babylon" by by Ian Gregory
the Reichhold Center for the Arts recently launched an Strachan (the Bahamas).
important new anthology of Caribbean "Bellywoman Bangarang," by the Sistren
drama. Students, faculty and members of H||H| tt Theatre Collective, is a rarely published play,
the public gathered to mark the launching which details the lives of women in Jamaica.
of Contemporary Drama of the Carib- The Sistren Collective was formed in 1977
bean at a ceremony on Dec. 3 at the UVI by a group of women from Kingston, with
Student Center on St. Croix. the help of the Jamaica School of Drama.
Edited by Erika Waters, editor of The The women explored their experiences
Caribbean Writer, and David Edgecombe, though drama, and their efforts evolved into
director of the Reichhold Center, the a professional theater group. "Anyone who
anthology features works by Edgecombe, is interested in Caribbean literature or who
including his introduction, "Always Make has ever taught Caribbean drama knows
Sure They Pay You," and his play, how difficult it is to find these plays," Dr.
"Kimon's Kingdom." Students enacted a Waters remarked.
scene from "Kimon's Kingdom." at the The Virgin Islands Council on the Arts
launching. provided major funding for the project.
Contemporary Drama also includes Contemporary Drama of the Caribbean
"War," by Cecil A. "Blazer" Williams (St. will be on sale at UVI bookstores on both
Vincent) and "Black Woman's Tale" by Jean Small (Ja- islands, at Dockside Bookshop, Amazon.com, other local
maica), both of which originally appeared in The Caribbean bookstores, and from TheCaribbeanWriter.com.
The Caribbean Writer Seeks Submissions for Volume 16
The Caribbean Writer is currently seeking submissions for its Volume 16 (2002) issue. The Caribbean should be
central to the work or the work should reflect a Caribbean heritage, experience or perspective.
Writers may submit poems, short stories, personal essays and one-act plays. Only previously unpublished work will be
considered. (If self-published, give details.) Include brief biographical information and put name, address, telephone num-
ber, email address (if any) and title of manuscript on a separate sheet of paper. Only the title should appear on the manu-
script. All submissions are eligible for the following prizes: The Canute A Brodhurst Prize for best short story; The Daily
News Prize for best poetry; The David Hough Literary
Prize to a Caribbean author; The Marguerite Cobb-McKay i.:UVI is a production of the UVI Public Relations
Prize to a Virgin Island author and The Charlotte and Isidor Office. Contact us by telephone at (340) 693-1058
Paiewonsky Prize for first time publication in The Carib- FAX: (340) 693-1055
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