Prof. Emanuel Remembered Khenna Emanuel, center, son of the late UVI Professor Gene Emanuel, accepts a plaque in honor of his fathers memory at the St. Thomas/St. John Agriculture and Food Fair in Novem ber. Gene Emanuel, a long-time professor at UVI died in July. He was a culture bearer, farmer, radio personality, historian and scholar. Prof. Emanuel served as the master of ceremony for the fair for at least the past 10 years. Khenna Emanuel is joined by, from left to right, UVI President Dr. David Hall, V.I. Depart ment of Agriculture Commissioner Dr. Louis Petersen, and UVIs Vice President for Institutional Advancement Dionne Jackson, Associate Director of the Cooperative Extension Service (CES) Ko Boateng and State Director of CES Kwame Garcia. The theme of the fair was Farm Today for a Healthier Tomorrow. It offered local produce, nursery plants and culinary delights. There were also many hands-on demonstrations on topics including con tainer gardening, composting and tree grafting. December 12, 2011vol xvii, number 12 Theme Suggestions Sought P lanning has begun for Afternoon on the Green 2012. The annual event, held on UVIs St. Thomas campus Herman E. Moore Golf Course, is scheduled for March 11, 2012. It has grown into a one-of-a-kind outdoor fam ily event featuring, food, entertainment and childrens games. The Afternoon on the Green Committee is seeking theme suggestions. This years event will celebrate UVIs 50th Anniversary. Theme suggestions should be short, catchy and lend themselves to efcient marketing. UVI students, faculty, alumni and staff are invited to submit theme ideas. The person who comes up with the winning theme will receive an Afternoon on the Green event tee shirt, an Afternoon on the Green poster suitable for framing and $10 worth of Afternoon on the Green taste tickets. Theme suggestions should be sent to Liza Margolis at firstname.lastname@example.org. F or several years the Student Government Associa tions (SGAs) on both UVI campuses have held Shad ow Our Students (SOS) days when high school students spend a day on each campus to experience student life. This year the SGA on the Albert A. Sheen Campus on St. Croix invited elementary school students to experience the campus in the rst-ever SOS: Planting the Seed program. On Nov. 15, about 100 fth and sixth graders spent the day on the campus learning about the various de grees offered at UVI, the application process and funding options. They also participated in a campus tour, mock classes and group discussions. The keynote speaker was Derval Prince, an Information Technology Specialist III at UVI. Prince earned degrees from UVI in 2002, 2009 and 2010, and is working on a Master of Arts in Educa tion degree with a concentration in technology. Were trying to plant the seed of higher education See SOS on next page UVI Plants Early Seeds Fifth and sixth graders attend a mock class session at SOS: Plant ing the Seed, on UVIs Albert A. Sheen Campus on St. Croix. Happy Holidays UVI will be closed for the holidays from Dec. 19, 2011 to Jan. 2, 2012. Offices will re-open on Jan. 3, 2012, at regu larly scheduled times. UVI will also be closed on Jan. 6, 2012, in observance of Three Kings Day.
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. UVI Mens Basketball Team is Undefeated in Paradise Jam Exhibitions SOS Continued T he UVI mens basketball team has a perfect record in Paradise Jam exhibition game play. On Nov. 19, the UVI Bucs defeated Metropolitan Univer sity of Puerto Rico 84-76. The victory marked a third consecu tive win for the Bucs in the an nual exhibition games, played after Paradise Jam regular tour nament play. We were really excited in the manner in which we won, said UVI Head Coach Sean Georges. We won convincing ly. The Bucs maintained a lead throughout the rst two quarters and headed into halftime with a 4534 lead. In the third quarter the Bucs lost the lead, which Georges ex plained was because he rotated in new players. The team has six new players and the exhibition game was a chance for Georges to see the cohesion of his new team. To regain the lead, Georges let the veteran players back into the game. In past season play, one of the teams weaknesses has been los ing footing in the second half, especially in the fourth quarter. We can compete, but we havent nished in the way we would like, Georges admits of past seasons. We are learning to nish strong. The Bucs season ofcially begins in February, but Georges will get another chance to watch his team in action at an exhibition game in January in Puerto Rico. For right now, Georges said, he is focused on having players maintain academic ex cellence. Top: Ricky Mabry of the UVI Bucs mens basketball team drives past a Metropolitan University player at the Bucs exhibition game at Paradise Jam. Bottom: the Bucs hud dle during the game. in younger students, said SOS Committee Chairperson Kevin Dixon, a junior with a double major in business and computer information systems. It was great, Dixon said of the experience. At the end of the day a lot of the students were saying, Im com ing to UVI, he said. We showed them the importance of education, and all the degrees and extracurricular ac tivities offered here at UVI, he added. SOS: Planting the Seed is a pilot program, Dixon said. Based on feedback from the evaluations, the committee will determine if it should be made an annual event. The original SOS is scheduled for the Spring semester.