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BUB Julne. 20 i

UB's Ninth Commencement Exercises: Preview
S G e n Ceremonies:
SU Fri. May 29, Regional Language Center, at Jaguar Aud., at 2:00 pm
Sat. June 20, Belize City, Belmopan and Central Farm campuses, at the Belmopan Campus,
SRecreation & Sports Center (UB Gymnasium) at 10:00 am
Sun. June 21, Toledo Campus, at Father Ring Parish Hall at 2:00 pm.

SNumber of graduates: To date the prospective number of students graduating is 500. This
number is subject to change.
Graduation Theme: UB-Poised for New Horizons: Empowering Tomorrow's Leaders
- S s P Graduation Guest Speaker: Ambassador Albert Ramdin, Assistant Secretary General
Organization of American States (Confirmed for June 20's ceremony)

SP Belize Book Industry
PresidentMahun and secondarChief Librarian Erwin Association's Interim President
school students at UdB's Book Week oodye attended the opening Montserrat Casademunt
e and spoke at the worWshop
booth at George Price Ctr.
SUB's President Santos Mahung was the guest speaker at the launch of Book Week 2009 at the George
Price Center in Belmopan on April 22. Dr. Mahung spoke on developing intellectual resources and
noted that UB is looking into reviving the UB Journal of Belizean Affairs. Back issues of this journal
were on display at UB's booth at the launch of Book Week and again the following day when the
Book Week Display moved to House of Culture in Belize City. Additionally, UB displayed 15
Booklets from Ethie Paulino's ENED 250 Language Arts class. The booklets were created by her
students as part of a class activity, in which students were also exposed to production and artwork with
a volunteer lecture from Ed and Blanche Boles. The children's stories were well received and dozens
of school children were found reading them during the course of the dis-
play. UB's Chief Librarian has also noted that several doctoral disser-
tations and master's theses that concern Belize or Belizean issues are
S available for researchers' use through the UB library system. Book Week
was supported by the newly formed Belize Book Industry Assoc., Belipo,
UB, NICH, the National Library Service, the International Federation
Sof Reproduction Rights Organization (IFRRO) and Access C (The
Canadian Copyright Licensing Agency). The latter also made possible Visitors to UB's Bz City Book
the presentation of Brian O'Donnell on "Copyright for a Change" at Week booth browse through
UB's Jaguar Auditorium (See p. 7). UB's Catalog

2nd Annual
Mr. & Ms. UB 09

L: ivir. US zUU' samson JacoDs
R: Ms. UB 2009 Annlyn Apolonio
Apart from being a student social, the contest
served to raise
funds for the
operations of
the ASG.
Outgoing Mr.
and Ms. IiB
2 "* ni Are
Ruel Cni.' ,id
Seoane r-:,i jio'n
(featured riglUii

UB's Association of Student Governments (ASG) had to postpone its
fundraiser, the Mr. Vegas concert, for May 2 because of the Influenza
A-H1N1 alert. The ASG is exploring the rescheduling of this event.

follow ed by presentations min spo1.1 sear and .talent segments that included vlol

playing, break dancing and skits on social issues. Entertainment was provided
by the En Croix Dance Group, by Chamika, by Josh and Osky Brown and by
International IFlavor. After 3 hos of competition, the winners emerged as

follows: Adrian Garbutt captured the following titles: Mr. Amity, Mr. Elegance
and Mr K. Psique; Henry Brown was Mr. Photogenic and Mr. Eloquence; Best

Male talent was Samson Jacobs; Best Female Talent was Cindy Burgos;
capturing Ms. Eloquence, Ms. Photogenic, Ms. Physique and Ms Amity was
Annlyn Apolonio. First runner ups were Henry Brown and Cindy Burgos, and
capturing the grand titles were Samson Jacobs, Mr. UB and Annlyn Apolonio,
Ms. UB! Apart from the prestige, the winners received book scholarships. The
ASG thanks sponsors: Chaa Creek, Best Weste Biltmore, Cahal Pcch, El

Pescador, Turneffe Flats, Bz Dry Cleaners, A&R Bmp, Tropic Air, Jasfy
follow Medina's House of Jewelry, Jaguar Paw, Flawlesgmens Beauty Salon, Dr.

''lsl:rl IUsher and Cools Delight. Open Learning TV broadcast the contest LIVE
playing, thanks to themdancing and to all the medial issues. Entertainment was providedial
by the E als o to Plus TV, BBN Ch. 9ika, by Josh and Osky Brown and
Intersacional Flavor. After 3 hours of competition, the winners emerged as
follows: Adrian Garbutt captured the following titles: Mr. Amity, Mr. Elegance
and Mr. Physique; Henry Brown was Mr. Photogenic and Mr. Eloquence; Best
Male talent was Samson Jacobs; Best Female Talent was Cindy Burgos;
capturing Ms. Eloquence, Ms. Photogenic, Ms. Physique and Ms Amity was
Annlyn Apolonio. First runner ups were Henry Brown and Cindy Burgos, and
capturing the grand titles were Samson Jacobs, Mr. UB and Annlyn Apolonio,
Ms. UB! Apart from the prestige, the winners received book scholarships. The
ASG thanks sponsors: Chaa Creek, Best Western Biltmore, Cahal Pech, El
Pescador, Turneffe Flats, Bz Dry Cleaners, A&R Bmp, Tropic Air, Jasfy
C kiiht ng, Medina's House of Jewelry, Jaguar Paw, Flawless Beauty Salon, Dr.
OWl-.crt Usher and Cools Delight. Open Learning TV broadcast the contest LIVE
'10d Ji: thanks to them and to all the media who provided coverage. Special
Kt-.:nin also to Plus TV, BBN Ch. 9, DJ Cutie, LOVE FM and
C.-.i, crsaciones con Amado"

Update on Elections of Campus Student Governments
Student Affairs Coordinator of UB-Toledo, Gilroy Middleton, Jr. has announced the results of the Toledo Student
Government elections that were held on Tuesday, May 5:
President Kenrick Coleman Vice-President Stacy Ramclam
Administrative Officer Tracy Jacobs Financial Controller Irene Hernandez
Secretary of Programming Daria Mes Secretary of Sports Osvaldo Pau
Secretary of Advocacy Dorita Roberts Secretary of Legislation America Cal
Senator Faculty of Science and Technology Elmer Figueroa
Senator Faculty of Management and Social Sciences Danny Forman
Senator Faculty of Education and Arts VACANT
Belmopan's Student Government Elections: Tuesday, May 12. Belize City: Wednesday, May 13. Results will be announced
in the next issue of the UB Bulletin, scheduled for August, 2009.

UB's Environmental Club In Bz Audubon's Earth Day Walk
Kamal Munoz, PR Officer for UB's Environmental Club, (kneeling
in front) takes a pic with famous Kriol singer Leela Vernon and other
UB Environmental Club members at Guanacaste Park, Cayo on
Saturday April 25 at the end of the Earth Walk. The Earth Walk was
an initiative of Belize Audubon Society; it began at 6:00 a.m. from
Constitution Park in Belize City. Several organizations agreed to join
at various points to cover the 50 miles to Guanacaste Park. The UB
team joined in at Cotton Tree Village. Kamal Munoz reports that UB
collected 50 bags of garbage along their route.
(Seep. 6 for the Club's involvement in UB's 3rd Annual Earth Day Fair).

Rural IT On the Go

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AgrobLIsness ind Applii.ed
Econoincs firo n Noith
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cooidlnmites. along' \\lth I
team. the Rural IT Project forl

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Total Project Cost:
BZE$ 1,141,''71.3-.

Bella Vista, Toledo's IT Ctr

San Antonio, Cayo's IT Ctr

Burrell Boom's IT Center

Inside San Antonio's Ctr


Implementation Period:
June 2008 to February 2010 The EU's sticker is
always affixed to
Implementers: donated equipment.
University of Belize along with the Information Technology Solutions of

Information Technology Solutions of Belize (ITSB) is a non-
governmental organization geared at providing affordable access to
* technology in the areas of education and the private sector to increase the
proliferation of technology in Belize and improve the economic situation
of the country. It is composed of several highly skilled individuals trained
and experienced in the field of Information and Communications
I Technology.

Overall Objective of Project:
Promote and support sustainable economic growth, and provide poverty
alleviation and income generating opportunities for the rural areas of
ar Belize
Total Sites: 22 Location: Rural Areas of Belize (6 Districts)
Total Installed and Configured Sites:

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Next view of Burrell Boom's 1 tir.

Inside the IT Center at Chan Pine
Ridge, Orange Walk

Location District Group
1. Concepcion Corozal Women's Group
2. Xaibe Women's Cooperative
3. Chan Pine Ridge Orange walk P.T.A.
4. Guinea Grass "Youth Group
5. Douglas "Village Council
6. Santa Cruz "Youth Group
7. Burrell Boom Belize Village Council
8. Red Bank Stann Creek P.T.A.
9. Hummingbird "Women's Group
10. Hope Creek "Youth Group
11. Georgetown "Youth Group
12. Hopkins "Youth Group
13. Santa Anna Toledo Youth Group
14. San Antonio P.T.A
15. Bella Vista "Youth Group
16. San Antonio Cayo Youth
17. Cristo Rey Youth


r I Ceaches
Cede of Ethics
UB's Code of Ethics for its Coaches. It
was created with the input of Kirk Smith,
Coordinator of Recreation & Sports, Kevin
Siroki, Basketball Coach, Paul Morgan,
Football Coach, Ian Sangster, Football
Manager, and Student Dean Dr. Jean
Perriott. Kudos to Secretary Nicole
Dawson Young and student assistant Vicki
Quetzal for the design and layout.

UB's Code of Ethics for *:
Coaches-UB Black Jaguars

lKiB's O(fftic of Stkll.l.t .At\ttlS lll.kk \\IOS, ;. a.l-iS
COIIiCS tdiv Dc.lpaitii nt of Rc.lci.ation and Spois hlas
Icl: I ascd a bookkt Liitit Id I B ..B l 11,11 % ( ', i h ( ',,
uj LEtIL. In hci Welcome, Dean Pciiott notes that
"UB has set the bar of excellence in sports and
sportsmanship." The Code of Ethics "is set forth to
allow for continued excellence." The Code speaks to
the following principles: competence, integrity,
responsibility, respect for student athletes' dignity,
concern for others' welfare, and the applicability of the
Ethics Code. 16 specific codes are then enumerated.
Additionally, one section of the document deals with
the process for reporting ethical violations and it
contains a format for a signed Code of Ethics
Agreement. All UB coaches are expected to sign a copy

Black Jaguars B-ball Keeps on Winning!
UB's Black Jaguars Basketball team took part in the 3rd annual Brannon Brothers' Mothe
Day Basketball Tournament at Birds Isle in Belize City on Sunday, May 10th. UB compel
with 6 teams...and emerged victorious with a score of 42-31 in the final game! UB's Stev
Williams captured the title of Most Valuable Player (MVP) and Winston Pratt won the Sl
Dunk contest. The tournament was created by the Brannon's family members in honor
Kevin and Phillip Brannon who were murdered on Mother's Day in 2006. UB salutes th
memory. See photo in lower right.

Black Jaguars B-ball: Upcoming

On May 27, six players from UB's Black Jaguars
Basketball team will be picked to make the full
complement of 24 players for Belize's National Basketball
Team. Additionally, UB's Coach Kevin Siroki is the Head
Coach of the Belize National Team; this national team is
scheduled to play its first big game together in July, 2009.
From June 19-28, an all star basketball team will be
visiting Belize. The team will be made up of university
players, and Belize is a part of its tour. Naturally, the all-
star team will be playing against the UB Black Jaguars; the
exact date, time and venue for the UB game will be
announced in due course.



UB's Recreation and Sports:
Volleyball, Basketball, Softball, Football, Canoeing

The UB Black Jaguars Basketball team captured first
place at the May 10th Brannon Brothers Tourney!


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generally occurs
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semester, thus
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s to reschedule,
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measures are still
f ongoing as of this
r printing.

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Please note that this is the final issue of the UB Bulletin for the 2008-
2009 Academic Year. The next issue is slated for August. 2009.

UB Announces Extended Office Hours
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Pro\ost's Ot'tff'ic. (Bc.liopanI). Not.. LIB Libiar) lihouis, \\lhiclh ai. ahl.a.dl oni tik. o\\ i shift sclli.ulIl. continue..
UB is testing the use made of the new hours for one month, Thursday, April 23 to May 23. Based on evaluation of
the use made of the extended hours, UB will then decide whether to make this the norm as of Semester One 2009-
2010. Please note that the logistics involved and staff required are occurring through the use of flexible hours/
rotations of existing staff and administrators.
UB's Board & Mc mt Meet with Engineering Faculty & Student Reps

(L-R) President Mahung, Chair Imani Fairweather-Morrison, Faculty rep Leo Pott and Board member Jackie Willoughby listen
attentively. Also present was Board member Deryck Satchwell, Provost Angel Cal, and FST's Dean Thippi. (middle photo) section
of the Engineering Campus, now also ITVET (former Bz Technical College) (right photo) UB's Engineering secretary, Acting Chair
Steve Wright and Bz City Student Government members.

Following its informative meetings with UB students, faculty and staff on March 20 and 27, members of the UB
Board and management met with representatives of the Engineering Dept. on April 1 at the Freetown Campus.
The discussion centered on core issues affecting the functioning of UB's Engineering Dept., specifically the
current and future use of the campus grounds and buildings given that the Ministry of Education's ITVET
buildings are being erected on site and the ITVET program will commence soon from this location. Concerns
ranged from the current noise level of construction as it interferes with UB's teaching to more weighty issues
such as the provisions of the agreement that was made when the lands changed over to GoB. Specifically, room
for expansion of UB's Engineering Department needs to be clarified. Whether co-existence or a separate
location for UB's Engineering program will be the way to go is under discussion. The goal is to have
clarification in time for the August semester.
Vignettes of UB's 3rd Annual Earth Day Fair
On Earth Day, April 22, UB held a well attended and exciting Earth Day Fair at its Belmopan campus. The Fair, an
initiative of the Faculty of Science and Technology, its NRMP program and UB's Environmental Club, had the
participation of several schools displaying "green" initiatives, the Audubon, PACT, Ministry of Natural Resources and the
Forestry Dept. Hundreds of school children visited and learned more about the conservation of natural resources.
(L) Belmopan's Mayor,
'Hi% Worship Simeon
Lopc/. planted a mahogany
!icc :-,s did (center) FST's
Juli;ianc Pasos and lecturer
Joaquiii Magana. In right
phol,. NRMP students
plou.ll display a UB
environmental booth.

Happy Education Week and A Happy Hurses' Week!! "May 10 -16 2009"

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2,1. ri.-Jt/ Intellectu.al Pr,|>elit.% Tall,

Nick Scavone of Galen University
presents Networking in the 21st
Century" at UB's Jaguar Auditorium

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Business and International Development for Access C and spent over 28 years in
the publishing industry. He is also on faculty at Ryerson University, he is active in
the Caribbean region with IFRRO, and Jamaica, Trinidad and Tobago and Barbados
currently have Reproduction Rights Organizations, which enable the enforcing of
On April 23, Nick Scavone presented at UB's Jaguar Auditorium on
.i ic i. iLil for the 21st Century." This presentation was sponsored by Mirrornet,
Southern Cable and UB, and it followed March 26's "Internet Security" lecture. Mr.
Scavone has run his own computer consulting and systems management business;
currently, he is Asst. Prof of Hospitality Mgmt at Galen University.
currently, he is Asst. Prof. of Hospitality Mgmt at Galen University.

Sign Language Course at UB Graduates 13
The University of Belize proudly congratulates Shernadine Dennison, a
secretary who is currently posted to the Belmopan campus, Faculty of
Management and Social Sciences. On her own initiative, Shernadine
began teaching herself sign language many years ago. She then went on
to get formal training at both Stella Maris in Belize and the Lexington
School for the Deaf in New York. Here at UB, Shernadine began
offering, voluntarily, 12-week courses in Sign Language. She recently
completed a beginner's course;13 participants finished the course. A
small graduation ceremony was held on Wednesday May 6 at UB's
Jaguar Auditorium. You can always contact Ms. Dennison at 822-3680
if you are interested in sign language or signing up for the next course
when it is offered!
Formerly called Swine Flu, the Influenza A-H1N1 pandemic alert affected the entire
country. At UB, The President convened an emergency management meeting to
establish UB's contingency plans in the event of major closures. To date, no case has
been confirmed in Belize, but preventive education continues. Personal hygiene,
especially frequent hand washing, is highly recommended, and UBJTSees issuing
updated advisories in line with GoB's advisories. UB has also either .,.,lihrir'd or
cancelled several events as indicated herein.

(L in red) Shernadine Dennison takes photo with her
May 2009 Sign Language graduates!
(Below) Sign Language graduates sign a song at the
ceremony; gloves are part of the Sign Language code
for formal interpreting and presenting.,

ICRT Conference Postponed -
The Third International Conference on Responsible Tourism in Destinations (RTD-III)
has been postponed. UB was a partner in this conference, which was scheduled for May
18-22 at UB's Jaguar Auditorium. However, with the Influenza A-H1N1 alert still in effect as of this printing, and the public
health ban against mass gatherings, the organizers had no choice but to postpone the conference to a date later in the year to
be announced. Kenrick Theus, Director of the International Center for Responsible Tourism-Belize, regrets any
inconvenience caused, and the ICRT looks forward to working with its partners in the near future.
Quality Assurance Presentations Cancelled: UB's April 29 presentations on Quality Assurance also were
affected by the Influenza alert. Professor Carlos Jorge Ruiz Gonzalez, Director of International Relations at the Instituto
Panamericano de Alta Direcci6n de Empresa (IPADE Business School) of the Universidad Panamericana was scheduled to
present. His visit had been planned as a collaboration between the Mexican Embassy, University of Quintana Roo and UB.

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Brannon Elections, Activities, Bmp -Students'
Brothers' Bmp -Bz City SG Elections Research Sym.
Mother's -UB co-hosts cancelled
Day Tourney Education Week show -Teachers'
on Wave/Ch. 7's "Lik Day moved to
Road" Road, 8pm June 12

17 18 -Exam week 19 Exams 20 Exams 21 Exams 22 Exams 23 Last day
begins to register at
-ICRT conference UB's Early
cancelled (A-H1N1) Childhood
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24 25 Holiday 26 Students 27 -Six UB b-ballers 28 29 30
Sovereign's summer vac. to get picked for Ntl. Rescheduled
Day begins B-Ball Team Agric Show

June 2009


May 31: 1 Deans submit 2 3 4 5 6
Rescheduled grades to
Agric show Registrar's Office

7 8 Grade Reports 9 10 11 12 -Teachers' 13
available Day rescheduled
from May 15

14 15 16 17 18 19-AllStarUS 20 10a.m.
Summer B-ball tam Graduation
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week of games: C.Farm at
UB to play (date UB Gym

21 -UB
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22 Summer
Session A begins

28 29 Last day to 30 Withdrawal
add class Summer w/"W"begins in
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Session B begins add class: Ses. B


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