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February 26, 2007, vol xiii, number 2
Afternoon on the Green
Afternoon on the Green, UVI's annual food, family and
fun event, will be held from noon to 5 p.m. on Sunday, March
4, at the St. Thomas campus' Herman E. Moore Golf Course.
This year's theme is "It's Celebration Time, Afternoon on the
Green has Officially Turned 18." Afternoon on the Green will
feature dishes prepared by some of the territory's best cooks,
along with live entertainment and children's activities. Music
will be provided by Spectrum Band. There will be live candy
and ice cream making demonstrations. As usual there will be
a kids' comer. New to this year is the Instrument Zoo, where
UVI's Music Division will display and demonstrate various
instruments. Blood pressure screenings will also be
available.While the event is mainly food driven there will
also be display tables from UVI's academic divisions along
with representatives from UVI's recruitment office.
Food is the key for Afternoon on the Green and more
cooks are needed. To donate a dish call the UVI Institutional
Advancement Office at 693-1040.
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Cast members of Black Entertainment Television College Hill
4, pose at the house they shared during the filming of the series.
College Hill V.I.
to Premiere March 6
The highly anticipated premiere of BET's College Hill 4,
which was filmed in the Virgin Islands, will air at 10 p.m. EST on
Tuesday, March 6. The University of the Virgin Islands was the
location of the college-based reality series that captures the es-
sence of a select group of multicultural students attending a His-
torically Black College or University. Four students from Los
Ag Fair Heart Health...
Top, produce from the BVI on display at the VI. Agriculture and
Food Fair held Feb. 17-19 on St. Croix. Bottom, Gov. John P
deJongh, Jr gets his blood pressure checked at the fair by UVI
nursing student Angela Martinez .
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Photos by Dale Morton
Angeles Willie McMiller, Jaron Thompson, Krystal Lee and
Fallon Favors joined four students already attending UVI -
Idesha Browne, Devon Luis, Andres St. Kitts and Vanessa
Hamilton for the sizzling season which was taped mostly at an
off-campus location where the students were housed.
The BET network airs on Innovative Cable TV channels 35
and 45 on St. Thomas/St. John and St. Croix respectively, and on
Choice Communications channel 10 in both districts. BET reaches
more than 80 million households, according to Nielsen media
research, and can be seen in the United States, Canada and the
Feb. 28 SBDC Tax Seminar STJ
March 4 Afternoon on the Green STT
March 7 SBDC Tax Seminar STT
March 9 Queen Mary Walk/Run STX
March 10 Savion Gloverat Reichhold STT
March 9 Nutrition Month Lecture STT/STX
March 11-16 Charter Week STT/STX
March 24 Miss UVI Competition STT
A Yard of Fun ...
Left, students from the Ulla Muller
Elementary School demonstrate
playing the tailpipes they made at
"In De Yard, a cultural fun day
hosted by the Reichhold Center on
Jan. 26. Right, calypsonian Camille
"King Derby" Macedon congratu-
lates a student for a job well done
on the homemade banjo.
Administrators Commit to Hearing Students' Concerns via New E-mail
The transfer of credits between campuses, alternative
testing times for the English Proficiency Exam, the possibility
of two graduations per year, school spirit and even the tem-
perature of classrooms were some of the topics that students
raised at a Student Forum held in January on the St. Thomas
campus. Designed as a form of open communication between
students and administration, the forum urged students to speak
their minds. John D'Orazio, campus executive administrator,
hosted the St. Thomas campus forum. President LaVere E.
Ragster hosted the St. Croix campus forum.
D'Orazio touted the newly created e-mail
firstname.lastname@example.org, designed to accept questions, comments
and concerns from students on both campuses. According to
an article published in the February issue of the student news-
paper "UVI Voice," the newly launched email@example.com
campaign is designed to "underscore the institution's commit-
ment to recognize students' needs as our top priority." The
message, written jointly by D'Orazio and St. Croix Campus
Executive Administrator Dr. Monique Guillory, continues, "this
e-mail address sends messages directly to the CEAs where
we will provide you with a response to your query by the next
At the St. Thomas campus forum D'Orazio told students
that they should always ask for the information they need.
Students on both campuses are urged to utilize the service.
"You should all feel empowered to seek out answers to any
questions that you may have," D'Orazio said. "Don't wait. If
you have a question, please seek out the answer."
At the St. Thomas campus forum staff members were on
hand to further answer questions. Registrar Robert Fontaine
tackled the question of two graduations per year, saying that
while there is no December graduation, students who are fin-
ished with classes at the end of the Fall semester can receive
an official letter from his offices stating that all degree re-
quirements were met. Eric Pattison of Information Technol-
ogy Services told students how to access their UVI e-mail
accounts. Counseling Supervisor Verna Rivers answered the
question of having a greater variety of career options at the
annual career fair.
"If some of you are bashful, remember
firstname.lastname@example.org," D'Orazio repeated throughout the fo-
rum. "I want everyone to please use that e-mail address."
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