September 28, 2004, vol x, number 9
Haitian Intern Spends a Week at UVI
Raynold Sime has had an in-
temship like few others. Not only
did the environmental sciences
major get the typical hands-on ex-
perience that internships offer he
got to do it in another country. The
senior at American University of
the Caribbean in Haiti spent almost
a month in the Virgin Islands learn-
ing bits and pieces about a wide
range of issues.
"My coming here is really fan-
tastic for me," Sime said. He spent
two weeks on St. Thomas working Raynold Sime '(,,~i an
University of the Caribb
with Agriculture Department Vet- eit of .
weights of sheep with Adi
erinarian Dr. Bethany Bradford and Experiment Station on the
two weeks on St. Croix working
with Dr. Bob Godfrey of the UVI Agricultural Experiment
His visit was initiated by contacts made through the Haiti-
based Heifer Project International (HPI), which seeks to in-
crease the number and quality of livestock in that nation. Dr.
Bradford, some St. Thomas farmers and UVI donated sheep
and goats to HPI in November 2003. Dr. Paul Rudenberg,
dean of American University of the Caribbean and a coordi-
nator of HPI, asked Drs. Bradford and Godfrey to host an
While on St. Thomas, Sime spent most of his time at the
Agriculture Department helping to care for animals. He also
spent time at Bryan's Plants and Imperial Animal Hospital.
intern from the American
ean in Haiti, records the
am Weis at the Agricultural
UVI St. Croix campus.
On St. Croix, Sime helped to de-
worm and vaccinate sheep along
with studying in the bio-tech lab and
the agronomy program.
"I'm very glad to see a lot of
trees here and how people take
care of the land," Sime said, noting
that Haiti, in comparison, is suffer-
ing from deforestation since coal
made from tree lumber is a major
source of fuel.
"People would say (that) Haiti
is a poor country, but we have a lot
of resources," he said. "In Haiti,
people plant more vegetables than
here," a difference Sime said he
noticed between the two places.
"Here I see more forest trees than fruit trees. In Haiti we
have more fruit trees than forest trees," said Sime, who teaches
biology and history at high schools in Haiti.
Sime learned plenty, but one of his lessons took him out-
side of the realm of agriculture. At the landfill in St. Thomas
he learned how trash is managed locally. It was the first time
he ever heard about the concept of burying trash. He plans to
share all of his lessons with the farmers in Haiti. Sime, who
lives in Les Cayes, Haiti, returned to his home after the pass-
ing of Hurricane Jeanne.
On St. Thomas, Sime's lodging was sponsored by Robelto
Harrigan. Dr. Godfrey sponsored his lodging at the dorms on
Mary Zayac Memorial
Bowling Green University'sVisit
September Fest Activities Fair
Alumni Chapter Meeting
Relay for Life
World Food Day
The extensive rainfall caused by Hurricane Jeanne filled the
ponds on the UVI St. Thomas campus golf course.
Reps from Big Ten Universities Impressed With UVI Students
Although the turnout was small,
representatives from the Big Ten
universities were pleased. Repre-
sentatives said that they were im-
pressed with the enthusiasm of the
students who attended the Gradu-
ate Fair held on Sept. 10 in the
Sports and Fitness Center on the
St. Thomas campus. The Univer-
sity of Illinois, the University of
Iowa, Purdue University and Penn
State University were represented.
There were few participants
"but the quality of the students was
great," said Dwight E. Lewis, di-
rector of Minority Programs for the
Graduate School at Purdue Univer-
Joseph K. Henry, assistant to the dean for Recruitment
and Minority Affairs at the University of Iowa, speaks
with 2004 UVI Graduate JaphetAuguste at the Gradu-
ate Fair held at the Sports and Fitness Center
sity. He spoke to students who
majored in business, psychology
and education. "It's a good match
for us," Lewis said referring to the
students' background. "We have a
really good business school."
The Committee on Institutional
Cooperation (CIC), a consortium of
the Big Ten Universities and the
University of Chicago, organized
the visit. It was the first time they
visited the territory and they are
looking forward to returning next
year. For further information, visit
the CIC Web site at this direct link:
September Fest to Attract Students, Staff and General Public
This year's annual St. Thomas campus Activities Fair, set
for Sept. 30, promises to bond the UVI family and the general
public. Planned are informational displays from 16 student
organizations and a variety of University offices, health screen-
ing and voter registration. The formal introduction of the six
2004 Miss UVI contestants will be the highlight of the day.
The fair, dubbed "UVI September Fest: Putting the Pieces
Together," will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and from 5 to 7
p.m. at the UVI Sports and Fitness Center. Activities include:
Health Screening Cholesterol, Blood/Sugar, HIV,
Blood Pressure and Weight screening will be offered.
StudentActivities Displays by Student Government
Association, various clubs and student organizations. ID
Photos will be taken.
Staff Staff from the Human Resources department
will be on hand to speak with UVI employees.
Voter Registration and Voting Machine Demonstration
Individuals must bring passports, birth certificates or
naturalization certificates and Social Security cards.
Introduction of Miss UVI Contestants The six Miss
UVI contestants will be introduced at 12:15 p.m. They
are: Jasmine Buttolph, Medina Colbert, Khalilah Gor-
don, Tamica Lawrence, Davina Martinez and Shakima
Food and Drink Food and drink will be offered for
sale by various student clubs and organizations.
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