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Group Title: Dateline : UVI
Title: Dateline : UVI. Vol. xii. No. 8.
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    BET's reality series comes to UVI - New students bond at orientation
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    Reichhold's new season lineup to include family shows - Technology and agriculture: More than 70 farmers complete computer course
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August 28, 2006, volxii, number 8

BET's Reality Series Comes to UVI


UVI students this is your
chance. Your chance for national
exposure. Your chance to show
the world what being a UVI stu-
dent is all about. And your chance
to represent the Caribbean to the
fullest. "College Hill," BET's acclaimed reality series, will base
it fourth season at the University of the Virgin Islands. Pro-
duced in collaboration with Edmonds Entertainment, "College
Hill" captures the essence of a select group of multicultural
students attending a Historically Black College or University
(HBCU) and documents their lifestyle as they interact on and
off campus.
"College Hill" is looking for UVI students 18 years of age
and older who have distinct personalities, are expressive and
who stand out in social settings to be part of the season's
eight-person cast. The selected cast will live together in an


off-campus location on St. Thomas. Two, four-person film
crews will shoot the day-to-day interactions of the students at
the home, on campus and during extra curricular activities.
The program is unscripted.
Open casting calls will be held on the St. Thomas campus
in the Sports and Fitness Center from 1 to 9 p.m. on Aug. 30
and 31; and on the St. Croix campus in the Student Center
from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sept. 4. In order to audition, indi-
viduals must be at least 18 years of age and enrolled as full-
time or part-time UVI students for the Fall 2006 semester.
The fourth season of "College Hill," featuring UVI stu-
dents, will air on BET in the spring of 2007. The BET Net-
work reaches more than 80 million households, according to
Nielsen media research, and can be seen in the United States,
Canada and the Caribbean.
For more information, contact the UVI Public Relations
Office at (340) 693-1058.


New Students Bond at Orientation


It didn't take long for
the 175 new students at
the St. Thomas campus
orientation to get to know
each other. At Day Two
of the Orientation Activi-
ties, the students were
separated into groups and
had to work together to
devise solutions for vari-
ous scenarios. The sce-
narios ranged from bud-
geting $300 for the se-
mester, to presenting the A new student, left, ispinnedwith a
UVI "Alma Matter By UVI pin by her mother at an orien-
the Sea" in a different for- station welcome ceremony on the
mat, to developing a St. Thomas campus. Fall semester
motto for the Class of classes began on Aug. 17.
2010. The bonding exercise was followed by presenters who
briefed the new students on the do's and don't of college
life.
"Put education first," said UVI Social Sciences Profes-
sor Dr. Malik Sekou, who served as a motivational speaker at
orientation. "Treat this as a special time to make friendships,"


he said, encouraging Crucians to meet St. Thomians and vice
versa. "Do not isolate yourselves into these little groups or
posses. Those of you who are from here, reach out to those
who are not," Dr. Sekou said. "Become involved with UVI
activities. Do not come to class, get anA, and then go home."
Dr. Sekou said his most important words of advice are "pro-
tect yourselves at all times."
At a welcome ceremony later that day the new students
received UVI pins from administrators, officially marking them
as part of the UVI class of 2010.
Although admission and enrollment statistics are not yet
available, Director of Enrollment Management and Admis-
sions Carolyn Cook-Roberts said she expects to see an in-
crease. "The number of newly enrolled students has increased
over the last year," she said.


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Aug. 30-31 College Hill Casting Call STT
Sept. 1-3 Volleyball Tournament STT
Sept. 4 College Hill Casting Call STX
Sept. 4 Labor Day UVI Closed






Reichhold's New Season Lineup to Include Family Shows


Amidst the flurry of dance, conversa-
tion and food, the Reichhold Center for the
Arts unveiled its 2006-2007 season line up
at a Business After Hours event at the cen-
ter.
The season officially begins on Sept. 30,
with a performance by the Puerto Rico Sym-
phony Orchestra, but to end the summer,
the center hosted a Summer Soca Splash
on Aug. 19 that featured Trinidad's Soca
King Machel Montano and the Xtatik Band.
Other performers included the Xtashaun
Band, Patrice Roberts and Rodney "Benjai"
Le Blanc.


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Puerto Rico Symphony Orchestra Sept. 30, 2006
RussianAmericanKids Circus Oct. 14, 2006
Kool & The Gang Oct. 28, 2006
McCoy Tyner Nov. 10, 2006
Angelique Kidjo Jan. 13, 2007


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Playing Ring: A Journey Into Quadrille Jan. 27, 2006
Morgan Heritage Feb. 17, 2007
Savion Glover March 10, 2007n
Ailey II May 12, 2007
Step Afrika! St. Croix: May 25, 2007; St. Thomas: May 26, 2007


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Technology and Agriculture:
More than 70 Farmers
Complete Computer Course
Graduates of the UVI Cooperative Extension Service computer
short course for farmers (right) pose at a certificate ceremony
in July. The final training session in a series of four, ten-week
short courses designed to assist farmers in developing their
computer literacy and recordkeeping skills ended in July. A
total of 72 farmers territory-wide have benefited from the
courses, which were funded by a grant from the Southern
Region Risk Management Agency.



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Upcoming Reichhold Center Events


At the July 27 unveiling, Co-interim Di-
rectors Pamela Sanes and Denise
Humphrey said that the center is also ex-
panding its offerings by hosting more fam-
ily performances. One of those perfor-
mances is the Russian American Kids Cir-
cus, which will perform at the arts center
on Oct. 14. Step Afrika!, the other family
event, will be held on May 25, on St. Croix
and on May 26, on St. Thomas.
With its diverse offerings and new addi-
tions the Reichhold Center is poised to give
audiences a whole new experience in the
arts.




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