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Title: Dateline : UVI. Vol. x. No. 10.
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July 30, 2008, vol xiv, number 7

Alumni Picnic Serves Up Fun VI Style

The day was hot, the entertainment
was fun, the barbeque was aromatic,
and everyone had a good time at the
Alumni Picnic in Lithonia, Ga., held on
July 27. Hosted by the University of the
Virgin Islands South Atlantic Region
Alumni Association, the event drew
alumni from near and far.
"The real treat for me was the ar-
rival of Pearl Boynes (class of '73) who
is the oldest alum in our chapter," said
Association President Imani Marley-
Husbands. "She and her niece made a
four-hour drive to participate. She is a
wealth of knowledge on CVI."
The day included music by a DJ and
mocko jumbies. Children enjoyed flying

Mocko jumbies dance above UVI President
Dr. LaVerne E. Ragster while attendees look
on at theAlumni Picnic held in Lithonia, Ga.

kites, hoola hoop games, traditional sack
races and running relay races. Goodie
bags and ribbon trophies were given to
each child that participated.
UVI President Dr. LaVerne E.
Ragster, Interim Vice President for In-
stitutional Advancement Dr. Henry
Smith and Director of Annual Giving
Mitchell Neaves were on hand to greet
and speak with alumni. Information
about UVI's degree programs was also
on display.
Marley-Husbands said that attend-
ees were asking about the next event
and with continued support from UVI
and a different venue, the 2009 event
will be held during the third week of July

UVI to get New Look and Feel

Website Redesign
The University of the Virgin Islands website is undergo-
ing a complete redesign. For months now a committee made
up of individuals on both campuses has been reviewing vari-
ous aspects of a draft of the new site. The recommendations
made by members of the committee have been forwarded to
Omnisystems, the firm tasked with creating the site. The new
UVI site is scheduled to be activated by Sept. 30, 2008.
With this deadline in mind, it is imperative that all Univer
sity areas that are represented by a page or pages on the
current UVI website be given an opportunity to update the
material on their page(s).
From Aug. 4-14 Dean Wallace of Omnisystems will be
on campus working with representatives of various UVI de-
partments to determine the information they would like to have
appear on the website. Most have already scheduled a time
to meet with Wallace.
To schedule a meeting or for more information about the
process contact Gary Metz at 693-1057 or Moneca Pinkett at

Service Charters
UVI will soon feel and sound a little different as employees
are hard at work preparing service charters for their respective

components. A service charter generally tells of an cganization's
service commitment to those it serves. Earlier this year UVI
employees were introduced to the concept. Since then compo-
nents have been embroiled in creating their own.
"This service charter outlines the position of the University
with regard to service standards and what the public, clients,
patrons and employees of UVI should expect while interacting
with the University," according to a document distributed to the
UVI community that lists the purpose of the venture. "The UVI
Service Charter tells you about: Who we are, our values, what
we do, our services, our commitment and service guarantee, our
service standards, how we will be accountable, how you can
help us, information about the University and how to contact us,"
the document states. The service charters are expected to be
implemented later this year

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July 31 Security Promotions STT
Aug. 7 Business After Hours STT
Aug. 15 Faculty Convocation STT/STX
Aug. 18 Fall Semester Begins STT/STX
Aug. 29-31 Volleyball Tournament STT

Students Get Hands-On Expereince at Youth Movie Making Workshop

Film to Premiere on Aug. 9

It was a long morning for the stu-
dents of UVI' s Reichhold Center for
the Arts Youth Movie Making Work-
shop. Eight of the students were pro-
ducing a classroom scene for their up-
coming project. The students were in-
volved in every aspect of the produc-
tion from acting, to filming, to direct-
Even though the production was rig-
orous, it was also fun for most of the
students. The atmosphere on the set
was dynamic as the students were en-
joying themselves while doing their
work. They laughed when they forgot
lines and did the wrong things. But they
knew they still had to get their work
Blunders during the first few takes
were okay. But by take 19, most of the s
dents were getting weary. "My hands ar
hurting," Wynisha Fredericks said to no o
in particular, as she suspended a micro-
phone over head. It was a typical day of
making movies, here or anywhere else.
That is exactly the type of experience th
Youth Movie Making Workshop hopes I

Top: Richard Norman, center and Hannah
Carty, right, students of the Reichhold
Center Youth Movie Making Workshop act
in a scene of their productions. Bottom:
Alexandra Crawford, left operates the micro-
phone lift while JoAnn Thomas-Lewis oper-
ates the camera.

The intense, seven week, hands-on
training experience is designed to motivate,
educate, and build practical skills in the field of digital film
production. The program is divided into two segments basic
skills and film production. For the film production segment the
students are required to produce a 15 to 20-minute short film

that tells a story which they script, or a
documentary on specific issues occur-
ring in the community
"I like it. We get to learn dif ferent
aspects like writing, cameras, editing,
and lighting," said 17-year-old Arielle
Jennings, the film's director. She joined
the program because of her interest in
film making.Another student, 18-year-
old Richard Norman, joined the program
because of his love of acting. "It is fun
making movies," he said. "It's a lot of
fun if you don't get too frustrated.You
have to relax and take it easy."
Instructor Crystal Miles said the stu-
dents are great. Each had some expe-
rience with film or in the arts before
being selected for the program. "W expose
em in how to put together a story using
eir vision to put a story together," Miles
Their assignments teach as well as rein-
irce the following: operating a digital cam-
*a, learning the language of film, develop-
ig a script, building team skills, acting, us-
g production equipment and using com-
uters to edit.
On Aug. 9 the students will present their
Im to the public at a "Red Carpet Premiere"
the Reichhold Center.

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