January 24, 2007, vol xiii, number 1
'From Many Cultures' Brings in Second Place Win
Revelers of UVI's Crucian Christmas FestivalAdult'sParade troupe prize. It was UVI'sfirst entry since 2003. The UVI St. Thomas cam-
enjoy themselves on parade day Jan 6 The entry, I Li ,, Mas: pus 4-H hosted an entry in the Festival Children Parade held
From Many Cultures, One Virgin Islands," won a second place Jan. 5.
UVI is a winner. The St. Croix campus' entry in the Cru-
cian Christmas Festival Adult's Parade won second place in
the "troupes over 100" category. With the theme "Playing
Mas: From Many Cultures, One Virgin Islands," the troupe
depicted the various cultures that have become the Virgin
Islands. The three sections Creole Mas, Caribbean Folklore
and Carnival Mas depicted the fusion of African, European
and Caribbean heritages.
Making a Crucian Christmas Festival debut were partici-
to be Heath Lecturer
ist and long-time foreign correspon-
dent Charlayne Hunter-Gault will be
the featured speaker for the 2007
Alfred O. Heath Distinguished
Speakers Series, set for 6 p.m. on
Feb. 14, on UVI's St. Croix cam-
pus. The series will be held in Evans
CharlayneHunter-Gault Center room 401 with a
videoconference connection to the
Chase Auditorium (room B- 110) on the St. Thomas campus.
Perhaps most widely known as the chief national correspon-
dent for the "Newshour with Jim Lehrer" on PBS, Hunter-Gault
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pants from the UVI St. Thomas campus' 4-H troupe. Junior
King of the Band Nyere Francis Jr. and Junior Queen of the
Band Sundara Martinez participated in the Festival Children's
Parade. That entry was not entered into competition.
The last time UVI hosted an entry in the Crucian Christ-
mas Festival was in 2003 and that adult's parade entry won
first place in the "floupes less that 100" category.
A slide show featuring pictures of the 2007 adult's parade
entry is available on the UVI website: www.uvi.edu.
Jan. 24 Student Forum STT
Jan. 24 Time Management Seminar STT
Jan. 24 Research Pathways Seminar STT
Jan. 25 Free H IV Testing STT
Jan. 26 Research Pathways Seminar STX
Jan. 27 Playing Ring at Reichhold STT
Jan 29-30 Project Design Course STX
Jan. 30 Bird Flu Seminar STT
Jan. 31 Bird Flu Seminar STX
Jan. 31 PlayAuditions STT
Feb. 1 Play Auditions STT
Feb. 1-2 Project Design Course STT
Feb. 14 Alfred Heath Lecture Series STX/STT
Feb. 17-19 USVI Agriculture Fair STX
Scholarships Available for Science Majors
More than $240,000 in scholarships and financial support
is available to UVI science and mathematics majors for the
semesters of Summer and Fall 2007 and Spring 2008. UVI
students majoring in physics, computer science, process tech-
nology, biology, chemistry, engineering, mathematics and psy-
chology are encouraged to apply for financial help offered by
the Emerging Caribbean Scientists (ECS) program.
"The ECS program provides students with various oppor-
tunities to promote excellence," said Dr. Robert Stolz, associ-
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has more that 40 years ofjournalism
experience. She recently retired as
CNN's Johannesburg bureau chief '
and correspondent to pursue inde-
pendent projects, one of which was
working on her latest book, "Ncin
News out of Africa."
"Nc\\ News out of Africa: Un-
covering Africa's Renaissance,"
which will be the topic of Hunter-
Gault's UVI presentation, examines
the modem Africa that is rarely seen.
It challenges the gloom and doom
perception of the continent and examines an emerging Afri-
can Renaissance. The book is divided into three main sec-
tions. One section analyzes apartheid and post-apartheid South
Africa. The other examines the continent's transition from
colonialism to democratic reform. The third section tells how
journalists can more accurately portray Africa.
Hunter-Gault has won two Peabody Awards, broadcast
journalism's highest honor, two Emmy Awards, and a host of
other awards and recognition. She has more than two dozen
honorary degrees. Hunter-Gault lives in Africa where she is a
ate professor of mathematics at UVI.The support is funded
through programs offered by federal agencies such as the
National Science Foundation, the U.S. Department of Educa-
tion and the National Institutes of Health.
Emerging Caribbean Scientist program applications are
due on March 1, 2007. For online applications and informa-
tion, visit the ECS website http://ecs.uvi.edu/ or call the Di-
vision of Science and Mathematics' Emerging Caribbean Sci-
entists program at (340) 693-1232. Send email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
special correspondent for NPR. She previously worked as
NPR's chief Africa correspondent.
The Alfred O. Heath Distinguished Speakers Series of-
fers the public a setting in which to hear nationally and inter-
nationally recognized individuals discuss issues related to the
challenges and opportunities faced by the global community.
This will be the first series event to be physically held on St.
Croix and Hunter-Gault will be the first female series speaker.
A book signing will follow her presentation. Books will be
available for purchase from the UVI Bookstore on the St.
The Alfred O. Heath Distinguished Speakers Series is
the University's way of recognizing and celebrating the out-
standing person and accomplished citizen that is Dr. Alfred
O. Heath. As a UVI trustee emeritus and chair of the Foun-
dation for the University of the Virgin Islands, Dr. Heath is an
ardent, longtime supporter of the mission of the University.
For more information about the Alfred O. Heath Distinguished
Speakers Series call Michelle Smitherman at 693-1042.
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