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October 28, 2011 vol xvii, number 10 Events Calendar Oct. 29 Board of Trustees Meeting STX Oct. 29 Bucs Soccer Game PR Nov. 1 VIWP Literacy Conference STX Nov. 5-6 St. Thomas/St. John Ag Fair STT Nov. 11 Concert Choir Performance STT Nov. 13 Reef Fest STT UVI Moves Forward with Building Projects Motorist traversing the Queen Mary High way on St. Croix may have noticed signs of construction on UVIs Albert A. Sheen Cam pus. The cordoned off area and mesh fencing signal the start of con struction of the Research and Technology Parks (RTP) building. The RTP Board of Direc tors recently approved construction of the $13 million building project. Funding for the project includes a $5.5 million grant from U.S. Department of Commerce Economic Development Administration.The two-story, 18,000 square-foot build ing is expected to be completed within 18 months. AR AMARK was selected as the project management rm. The building is not intended to be solely devoted to the RTP and its tenants. Meanwhile, grounds on the St. Thomas campus have been cleared for the construction of a new student residence facility. The 100-per son residence hall has a scheduled opening of August 2012. It will be constructed on the west ern side of the campus overlooking Brewers Bay and the Reichhold Center for the Arts. In March 2010, the UVI Board of Trustees au thorized UVI President Dr. David Hall to retain an architect to develop plans for the construction of the residence hall. This June, the board approved a proposal for UVI to borrow $60 million from the Historical Black Colleges and Universities Capital Financing Program. A portion of that loan will be used to fund the residence hall construction. For more information on the Research and Technol ogy Park, visit the website at www.uvirtpark.com. Heavy equipment prepare the grounds of the former overow parking lot near the Social Sciences building on UVIs St. Thomas campus where a new 100-bed student residence facility will be built. Everyone is invited to the St. Thomas/St. John Ag riculture and Food Fair, scheduled for 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Nov. 5 and 6, at the grounds of UVIs Reichhold Center for the Arts on St. Thomas. The theme for this years fair is Farm Today for a Healthier Tomorrow. The opening ceremony of the fair, scheduled for 2 p.m. on Nov. 5, is dedicated to the memory of Gene Emanuel, the University of the Virgin Islands long-time professor who died in July. Prof. Emanuel was a staunch supporter of agriculture and served as the fairs master of ceremony for at least the past 10 years. During the cer emony, members of the Agriculture and Food Fair Plan ning Committee will make a check presentation to the Emanuel family to support the Gene Emanuel Scholar ship at UVI. The Agriculture Fair will have the usual delights of fresh produce, plants, arts and crafts, and food on sale. This year will feature the Quick Tank Aquaculture Sys tems, developed at UVI, that grow tilapia sh while pro ducing plants. There will also be displays about container gardening. A livestock area will feature some of the terri torys prized and unique animals. Entrance fees are $3 for adults and $1 for children under 12 years. St. Thomas/St. John Ag Fair Set for Nov. 5-6

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GET CONNECTED TO UVI news, activities and accomplishments at . www.uvi.edu dateline: UVI 2 John Brewers Bay St. Thomas, VI 00802 dateline: UVI is a production of the UVI Public Rela tions Ofce. Contact us by telephone at 340-693-1056 or by fax at 340-693-1055. Former President Visits UVI Dr. Jamil Mahuad Dr. Jamil Mahuad, the former president of Ecuador, was a guest on UVIs Albert A. Sheen Campus on Oct. 14, for Hispanic Heritage Month activities. He spoke on the topic Hispanic Challenges and Successes. Dr. Mahuad, a Nobel Peace Prize nominee, was also the mayor of Ecuadors capital for six years. He served as Ecuadors president from 1998 to 2000. During his presidency, Dr. Mahuad presided over a historic peace agreement with the neighboring country of Peru, resolving a longstanding border dispute. This was his rst visit to the territory. In addition to Dr. Mahuads presentation, UVI celebrated Hispanic Heritage Month with an Open House at the Pedro Cruz Park on St. Croix and an event with the Guateque Ballet Folklorico de Puerto Rico on the St. Thomas campus. Photo by Kevin Dixon Hoops at Half Court UVIs Ofce of Stu dent Affairs on the Albert A. Sheen Campus on St. Croix sponsored two fun days. One day featured Hoops @ Half Court where faculty and staff competed against students. Left: a stu dent guards Presi dent David Hall in a three-on-three game. Right: Pic tured in the bottom row are players from the student team, with the faculty and staff team in the second row. Students and staff cheer in the rows above. The students won all games. It was really fun, said St. Thomas campus Student Housing Supervisor Sean Georges, who participated in the games. Photos by Kevin Dixon