November 27, 2002 vol. viii, number 11
NASA Awareness Days at UVI Inspire Thousands
Thousands of Virgin Islands
students got the chance to see a
real astronaut, not on television,
but live at the University of the H
Virgin Islands NASA Awareness
Days. The three-day event, held
November 17 to 20 on UVI's St.
Thomas and St. Croix campuses,
was designed to bring an aware-
ness of space administration to the
community. It featured astronaut
Stephanie Wilson and astrophysi-
cist Dr. Beth Brown. NASA astronaut Stephanie Wilson (center), poses with
Wilson and Dr. Brown are students from the Addelita Cancryn Jr High School
both African-American women on St. Thomas. (Bottom) Carolyn Knowles of the
who have set records in their United Negro College Fund Special Programs
fields. awards Fall Symposium third place winner Okeshia
Wilson was the first woman Isles, from UVI'sSt. Croix campus.
and first African-American at the Jet Pro- wit!
pulsion Laboratory to be selected for mis- lege
sion specialist training. Dr. Brown was the It i
first African-American woman to obtain wor
a doctorate in astronomy from the Uni- Dr.
versity of Michigan department of as- adm
Wilson is a mission specialist at the front
Johnson Space Center in Texas. As a mis- Spa
sion specialist Wilson, an astronaut who ter,
has qualified for flight assignment, is in Lan
charge of operating experiments, deploy- rese
ing satellites and handling many other as- also
pects of Space Shuttle missions.
Dr. Brown is the National
Space Science Data Center
(NSSDC) principal astrophysics
acquisition scientist. She works at
NASA's Goddard Space Flight
Center in Maryland where she
conducts research on the hot in-
terstellar medium in elliptical
galaxies and mechanisms for X-
ray emission from faint elliptical
The women were shining
examples to students of what can
be accomplished through educa-
tion and determination.
NASA Awareness Days
also celebrated UVI's partnership
h NASA and the United Negro Col-
SFund's Office of Special Programs.
icluded exhibits, panel discussions,
shops and speeches by Wilson and
Brown and other NASA scientists and
On display were NASA exhibits
n the Ames Research Center, Kennedy
ce Flight Center, Glenn Research Cen-
Goddard Space Flight Center and the
gley Research Center. UVI student
arch posters and science fair projects
Were on display.
Join the UVI Troupe for Crucian Festival 2003
The general public and the entire UVI community is invited
to join the UVI Crucian Festival troupe. The theme is "From the
School House to the Technology Park, Educating Our Commu-
nity Through Time for a Golden Future." The Crucian Festival
Parade is scheduled for Saturday, January 4, 2003. Five costume
designs have been created by Wayne James.
Early-bird sign-up fees are $50 for UVI students, and $80
for staff, faculty and the general public. The early bird special
is available until December 6. The fees cover the cost of a
costume and refreshments during the parade.
For more information or to join, call Joyce Hobson at 692-
4110, Dr. Aletha Baumann at 692-4117 or Nereida Washington
Nov. 27-30 Paradise Jams STT
Nov. 30 St. Kitts/Nevis Association Forum STT
Dec. 7 Christmas Concert STT
Dec. 14, 15 Folk Nativity STT
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(Left) The ',o, i,,ifive of UVI men s basketball team Travis Hart, Dashelle Freeman, Torian Henry, Curtis Maduro and Julien Baa.
(Right) The UVI women s basketball team huddles with coach Curtis Gilpin. Both teams made a sweep at the i .. Boat Series" which
featured games between the UVIBucs and Tortola s H. Lavity Stoutt Community College \it,,i\ .
UVI Bucs Make a Sweep at Ferry Boat Series
The University of the Virgin Islands Buccaneers mens's basketball team and women's volleyball squad swept the oppos-
ing Stingrays from Tortola's H. Lavity Stoutt Community College in the first of a series of games dubbed the "Ferry Boat
Series." The games were held on November 15 and 16 in UVI's Sports and Fitness Center on the St. Thomas Campus.
UVI's men's basketball team won the opening game with a score of 116-60. In the second game the Bucs beat the
Stingrays with a score of 103-54. New men's head coach Sean Georges made his Bucs coaching debut at the games.
The women's volleyball team was equally impressive, winning the opener 25-7, 25-5, 21-25, 25-14. In the second match
the Lady Bucs cleaned up 25-11, 25-21, 25-16.
More "Ferry Boat Series" games are scheduled for the Spring semester.
UVI students make a splash at the Baths in
on the St. Thomas campus organized the
.~ Veteran 's Day excursion. It included an is-
land tour and swimming at the Baths. Ninety-
six students, faculty, staff and adminstators
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