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Group Title: Dateline : UVI
Title: Dateline : UVI. Vol. ix. No. 12.
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Permanent Link: http://ufdc.ufl.edu/CA01300565/00033
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Title: Dateline : UVI. Vol. ix. No. 12.
Series Title: Dateline : UVI
Physical Description: Serial
Language: English
Creator: University of the Virgin Islands.
Affiliation: University of the Virgin Islands
Publisher: University of the Virgin Islands.
Publication Date: 12/26/2003
Subject: Caribbean   ( lcsh )
Spatial Coverage: North America -- United States Virgin Islands
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Volume ID: VID00033
Source Institution: University of Florida
Holding Location: University of Florida
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December 15, 2003 vol ix, number 12

Record-Setting Crowds Attend UVI Paradise Jam

The third time was really a charm for the
University of the Virgin Islands, which played
host to record crowds November 21-29 at the
third annual UVI Paradise Jam basketball tour-
nament. Held each year in UVI's Sports and
Fitness Center, the UVI Paradise Jam tourna-
ment draws more people to the Virgin Islands
than any other event except Carnival and brings
much-needed dollars to the territory's businesses
just before the tourist season gears up.
Six men's teams and eight
women's teams participated in the
2003 tournament, with Boston College
and Wichita State battling neck and
neck for the men's championship title.
In the final seconds of the game Bos-
ton College edged out Wichita State
The women's teams competed in
two separate tournaments, a certified
three-game event called the "St.
John Division" and the other a
two-game non certified event
called the "St. Thomas Divi-
Perhaps the most well at-
tended game of the tournament
was the women's St. Thomas
division title match between Vir-
ginia Tech University and Mis-
sissippi State University. The
lead switched
back and forth Top: UVI Associate Athletic D
between the the UVI Athletic Hall of Fame
two teams until inducted during the tournamc
Sf 3 s- player drives the ball through
the final 32 sec-fro
tournament, players from Vir
bonds of the

game, when Virginia Tech scored and took con-
trol until the final buzzer. Virginia Tech defeated
Mississippi State 63-56.
In the women's St. John Division, South-
west Missouri State prevailed over Georgia
Tech, West Virginia and James Madison Uni-
versity in round robin play. The winner was de-
termined by a combination of net score and com-
UVI's Associate Athletic Director
Curtis Gilpin Sr. and VI.Commissioner
of Tourism Pamela Richards were in-
ducted into the UVI Athletic Hall of
Fame during the tournament. Both
were champion volleyball players dur-
ing their high school and college years.
Gilpin has played for various volleyball
leagues in the territory, winning MVP
titles in each decade that he has played.
He has also coached and served in ex-
Secutive capacities for numer-
ous volleyball organizations in
the territory. Gilpin is the coach
of UVI's volleyball teams.
In June of 2003, a five-
year contract extension was
inked between Basketball
Travelers, Inc., which orga-
nizes Paradise Jam and other
collegiate tournaments, and the
University of the Virgin Is-
lands, ensuring
marks after being inducted into that UVI will
issioner Pamela Richards were continue to host
)urnment a Boston University the Paradise
er in hot purstit. In the women's
Jam tough 200ament
University battle at the tip-off.
through 2008.

director Curtis Gilpin Sr., gives re
. Gilpin and V.I. Tourism Comm
ent. Middle: During the men's to
vith a Monmouth University play
ginia Tech and Mississippi State

vi"4 &Q&AM
Dec. 24 Jan. 4 UVI Closed for Holidays Jan. 7-8 New Student Orientation STT, STX
Jan. 5 UVI Reopens Jan. 10 Classes Begin STT, STX
Jan. 6 Three Kings Day, UVI Closed Jan. 19 Martin Luther King Jr. Day, UVI Closed

UVI and V.I. Dept. of Agriculture Send Livestock to Haiti

What's it like flying forjust over two
hours in a small aircraft with 12 sheep
and goats? Just ask Dr. Bob Godfrey of
the UVI Agricultural Experiment
Station's Animal Science Program.
Godfrey and Dr. Bethany Bradford,
a veterinarian with the V.I. Department
ofAgriculture on St. Thomas, kept close
tabs on their charges aboard a Coastal
Air Transport 402 Cessna for the 500-
mile flight. The livestock and Drs. Top, left to right: Dep
Godfrey and Bradford made their way nary assistant Sylvest
from the Virgin Islands to Haiti, where Patrick Olive load an a
the animals were donated to the non- veterarianDr.Betha
governmental organization Heifer
Project International. The animals will be given to farmer as-
sociations that are part of two projects in Haiti.
"We are physically located in the Caribbean and it's just
good for us to work with our neighbors," Dr. Godfrey said of



UVI's involvement. Godfrey, a research
associate professor of animal science
on UVI's St. Croix campus, said it's the
AES's responsibility to promote an is-
Sland agriculture system.
SHeifer Project International partici-
pants receive training in animal hus-
bandry, are required to build adequate
housing, plant improved forages and
___ keep records on the animals. HPI has
of Agriculture veteri- technicians that visit the associations
er Prentice and butcher monthly to monitor their progress.
imalinto akennel while In addition to two hair sheep from
ny Bradford looks on. the UVI flock, Dr. Bradford and St.
Thomas livestock farmers Arthur
Harthman, Buddy Henneman, Eugene Peters and Sinclair
Hamm each donated animals to the HPI project. Additional
farmers have shown an interest in donating animals in the

UVI Alumni Bond, Local Chapter Makes Donation

Jacquelyn Adams, a UVI alum and
director of the Queen Louise Home
for the Aged, accepts a donation
from Deanna Rogers, president of the
UVI St. Thomas/St. John Alumni
Association Chapter.

In an effort to foster
stronger ties between
alumni and the University,
UVI President LaVerne
Ragster hosted an
evening cocktail recep-
tion for members of the
UVI St. Thomas/St. John
Alumni Association chap-
ter on November 29, at
the Reichhold Center for
the Arts. A similar recep-

tion was held in October in Washington D.C. and others are
planned for areas where there are UVI Alumni Association
chapters. There are 11 chapters throughout the Caribbean
and the United States.
The St. Thomas/St. John Alumni Association chapter is
very active, recently making a donation to the Queen Louise
Home for the Aged.

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