SPECIALIZING IN FUTURES
The monthly new e o Te U rs of te V i I
February 28, 2010 vol xvi, number 2
UVI Prepares to Install its 5th President
T he University of the Virgin Islands is pre- a distinguished career as an educational admin-
paring for the Inauguration of UVI's fifth istrator, Dr. Hall is also recognized as a preemi-
President, Dr. David Hall. The Inaugural Instal- nent scholar in the field of law.
lation Ceremony will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Born in Savannah, Georgia, Dr. Hall holds a
Saturday, March 6, at the Reichhold Center for bachelor's degree from Kansas State University,
the Arts on UVI's St. Thomas campus. The cer- a juris doctorate and a master's degree from the
emony is free and open to the public, but tickets Dr. David Hill University of Oklahoma, and an LL.M. degree
are needed for entry. Tickets are available at the and doctorate of juridical science from Harvard
Reichhold Center Box Office and VI Bridal and Law School.
Tuxedo Center on St. Thomas, and at the UVI Bookstore In recognition of the Inauguration of Dr. Hall, a num-
on St. Croix. The installation ceremony will be broadcast ber of public and VIP events are scheduled. They include
live at 6:30 p.m. on WTJX Public Television System. open houses, symposiums and receptions. For a complete
Dr. Hall began his term of office as president of the list of inaugural events, visit the UVI website at www.uvi.
University of the Virgin Islands on August 1, 2009. With edu.
Food, produce, plants
and animals took cen-
ter stage Feb. 13-15 at the
39th Annual V.I. Agricul-
ture and Food Fair on St.
Croix. This year's theme
was "Healthy Food and a
Safe Environment Make
Sen$e." Participants and
visitors alike came as far as
St. Kitts and Nevis to be
part of the event.
The farmer's market was
named the Aberra Bulbulla
Farmer's Market in honor
Ag Fair Gets Be
11 11 r
Students from St. Croix's Central
made with greens produced by UVI
tor looks on, at the VI. Agriculture
tter Every Year
of Bulbulla, who recently re-
tired from UVI as a research
analyst at the Agriculture Ex-
periment Station. Bulbulla is
also a farming enthusiast and
has previously won the title of
Crop Farmer of the Year.
A highlight of the fair is
the Farmer of the Year pre-
sentations. Wendell Cox was
named Livestock Farmer of
s the Year. Cox, who was be-
SHigh School prepare a meal stowed with the honor for the
sAES garden as their instruc- first time, raises poultry on
and Food Fair four and a half acres of land in
Estate Lower Love. The title
of Crop Farmer of the Year went to Oswald Jackson.Jack-
son, who has won the title several times before, farms 70
acres of land in Estate Diamond.
The UVI tent was filled with displays from various
UVI departments and services. "This was the best dis-
play that the UVI has ever had," said Extension Specialist
Dara Cooper. She said the tent was well organized, easily
accessible, visually appealing and everyone worked well
together. Cooper said that she is looking forward to next
year's 40th anniversary edition. "I could imagine that next
year is going to be even better," she said.
Afternoon on the Green to
Dish up International Flavor
Food and family fun come to the University of the
Virgin Islands St. Thomas campus with the 21st an-
nual Afternoon on the Green on Sunday, March 7, on the
Herman E. Moore Golf Course. This year the Univer-
sity celebrates "An Inaugural Feast with an International
Flair." The event will open with a mini parade featuring
UVI's fifth president Dr. David Hall.
Food remains the focus of this free event. Afternoon
on the Green Chairperson Jacqueline Sprauve said that
visitors who are on-island for the inauguration, as well as
long-time attendees should be thrilled by the gamut of
Caribbean food. She also said to expect dishes based on
cultures from around the world, such as Italian and Asian,
in keeping with the theme of the event. Entertainment
will also have an international flair, with performances by
the blues and jazz Becca Darling Band, calypso by Spec-
trum Band and violinists from the VI Montessori School.
There will also be performances by the Caribbean Ritual
Dancers and the Mungo Niles Cultural Dancers.
This year features a "Grill Off" competition where
community groups will fire up their grills to see who does
the best chicken and ribs.
As in past years there will be a Children's Corner,
with activities such as face painting, coloring and inflat-
The Afternoon on the Green committee has also in-
stituted a UVI Student Volunteer of the Year Scholarship
and a UVI Volunteer of the Year Scholarship. Winners
will be announced at the March 7 event.
Sprauve encourages cooks to prepare dishes for the
event and invites the entire community to attend. To con-
tribute a dish or for more information call 693-1040.
A/umn/iin the Making
oaf fourth Ufa
Dober Elementary School applaud UVI President Dr David
Hill. Dr Hill gave welcome remarks to the students who
were visiting the UVI St. Thomas campus on Feb. 22. In
addition to his welcome remarks, Dr Hil fielded questions
from the students. They inquired about why UVI was created,
what his duties are as president, and why school teachers earn
so little money. Fourth grader Kwanasia ( /.i. -. said the
President's remarks were "good and informative." "I learned
that the University was founded in 1962 and on March 16
it will have its birthday," ( /. said. She hopes to become
a CEO and plans to attend UVI. Dorian Hairston said he
wants to become a senator but is undecided about attending
UVI. Dr Hill told the students he was impressed with their
attentiveness throughout his presentation and their questions.
The group's visit included a tour of the campus.
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