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UB Forges Ahead: From Graduation to Orientation
UB's June graduation ceremonies were held to packed
audiences as hundreds of family members and friends gathered to
congratulate 588 who received degrees, diplomas, or certificates
and were inducted into the UB Alumni Association C'tiuC
speaker at the Belmopan campus's ceremony was His Excell !co-
Ambassador Albert Ramdin, Asst. Sec. Gen. of the Orgasi.',-ai':'
of American States, who urged graduates to think of ti !oc\
horizon as one of "unlimited potential and as the opporiumtil- l
establish your place in this world, regardless of your origin

Guest speaker at Toledo's graduation ceremony was
social justice activist and founding manager of Socio-
Economic Outreach, Ms. Dorla Bowman. Ms. Bowman
reminded graduates never to forget the humane aspect of
their UB education. Ms. Bowman is also an adjunct
lecturer at UB's Toledo campus from time to time.
Outgoing UB Student Government Association president'
Alex Anderson spoke at the RLC graduation. A full listing
of UB graduates 2009 can be found at www.ub.edu.bz
under the UB NEWS icon, while a list of those who made
the Dean's Honor Roll can be found on the UB Web site at
http://www.ub.edu.bz/about ub/deans list.php

President Dr. Santos Mahung takes a pic with five
Requena brothers of UB-Toledo's 2009 graduating
class. They are from San Pedro Colombia Village.
They graduated from the Primary Education and
Natural Resource Management programs at UB.

Highest GPA by Faculty
(Bachelor's Degree)
Faculty of Education and Arts
Emily Ramirez
Faculty of Management and Social Science:
Elishah St. Luce
Faculty of Nursing, Allied Health/Social Wk
Lisa Yvette Griffith
Faculty of Science and Technology:
Sproin C. Garria

Prime Minister Hon. Dean Barrow was the guest seake
Teachers' Day held on
June 12 at UB's Recreatio
& Sports Center. It was
our pleasure to have
the Prime Minister on
campus for this special
rally, spearheaded by thL .
Minister of Education, Hi..
Patrick Faber, that saw
over 3,000 teachers on UB's campus. See story on pg. 6

had applied for admission to over 40 UB programs. Of this, 1,745 students
were accepted. UB's historical data indicate that an estimated 70% will
register. If this holds true for 09-10, then UB can expect to see over 1,200
new students. This year, in order to better facilitate institutional planning in
areas such as class space and sizes, textbook ordering and hiring of
additional lecturers, UB also introduced a new admissions policy. This
requested accepted students to pay a nonrefundable deposit by June 30th to
indicate commitment to register in August, with the deposit being credited
towards tuition/fees, and 822 students had committed to registering. UB
UB's Mike Link was at Registration expects that another few hundred will commit following orientation &
oversee operations of the new registration. Classes resume Aug. 17, and UB's official census day is August
XenDirect Registration System. 31, which follows the final day of the late registration period.

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S11~ aei Yea Seese Scf sceue for th firs weko epebr

Vignettes of Graduation '09 will be

Ceremony in Septm

Toledo's SG Vice-President elect Stacy
Ramclam at microphone during Orientation for
that campus held on Monday, August 3, 2009,
while other Toledo SG members await to be
presented. (L) Belize City's SG
Jamal King, elected
N 1., 13, led the
11,-1 ition Group
I c.ll i at sessions
hlcd Aug. 29, 30 and
Saturday, Aug. l(for
part timers).
UB Cares...Counselors
Make Big Impact at
Orientation 09-10
(L) UB's

(R) UB's Bz-
counselor Dr.


The Irrigation and Drainage Training Program i as Participants learned hou to identify pathogens b3 signs
conducted in the context of the Belize Agricultural Policy and symptoms and conducted lab and field diagnosis of
UB's Agriculture, graduates, students and faculty participated in a two day irrigation and drainage training program
on July 1 and 2, sponsored by the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Cooperatives, BAHA, and the Agriculture
Enterprise Rural Development Program (AERDP). It was funded by the European Union and the UNDP. Alberto
Gutierrez, Harold Westby and Teresita Balan are UB Central Farm graduates who were the main facilitators for the
lectures and field visits, which were bilingual, and which were held at Central Farm. Pamela Scott of Projects
Management Unit of AERDP is also a former UB agric student who was involved. Additionally, UB's input extended
to participation in a one day workshop training session on disaster risk management, concepts/ approaches to climate
change adoption related to agriculture and sustainable natural resources management held July 9 at Central Farm.

UB's NOVA Doctoral Candidates on the Move!
Seven of UB's faculty are currently part of a 31-person sutoni EDD
program being conducted in Belize through Nova Southeast rn n ii c.lsits .
with the support of the University of Belize and the endolrs.lnI.nt of thk.
Ministry of Education. On July 16, this cohort held a 2nd alnnil\isal
presentation to appraise the media, family members of theK. doctoral
candidates and the wider public on their progress and emer-in-I dI;SS ltlOn N
topics; additionally, two presentations were offered on the thl c.lint. I .,,,.I
Effect: Leading Change in an Era of Globalization."
Guest speaker at the ceremony was Hon.
Patrick Faber who applauded the
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candidates for the relevancy of their ii,
studies, noting that, as researcher Michael Patrick Faber, Minister of Education-Belize; Dr.
Fullan posits, being able to attach personal P edro Hernandez, Asst. to the Provost, Nova
meaning to one's work makes all the Southeastern Univ.; Dr. Angel Cal, UB's
difference. Dr. Pedro Hernandez of Nova I Provost. (Left, front row L-R): Dwight Faber,
iid Beverly Faber and Reuel Black, three of the
also urged the candidates to take full ,........ doctoral candidates
advantage of the opportunity to be critical
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UB's Recreation and Sports:
Volleyball, Basketball, Softball, Football, Canoeing


UB Black Jaguars...Playing Great B-Ball and
Representing Belize! iA
The Uim\ eisit\ of Belize congriatuhltes \Winston PIrtt. one of its \ei\ o\\nii Black Jjiuins F-
basketballers. for beings selected to partIcillte in the NBA. Basketball \Vithout Boriders
camp. This \ear s call is being, held in N le\ico C it\ ftiom .Ami ullst '?tlh to 'th \\llNstoi l Is
one of 70 basketballers chosen from the Americas and the Caribbean. UB is proud of
you, Winston! Additionally, six UB Black Jaguars were selected
to be on the Belize National Basketball Team, which is playing
in the Central American games this month. While UB's players
may not make the starting line-up, UB sure is proud to have them
representing Belize! They are: Steven Williams, Winston Pratt,
Travis Lennon, Farron Louriano, Leroy Louriano & Jorrett Jones.
UB's Head Coach Kevin Siroki is also the national team's coach.

j) UB's Gym Equipment Awaits r
Your Use ... Get in Shape! B
UB s Sports and Recreation Center (the Gym) at the Belmopan central
campus has a fully equipped gym for use of faculty, staff and students.
The gym has the following available: leg equipment, stationery bicycles,
bench press, arm curls, abdominal equipment and the expertise of Claude
"Too Taal" Jones to make sure you know the how to properly use the
equipment. Additionally, Coach Jones and the crew can train you in
doing 15-minute flex workouts designed to de-stress you. You can
contact the coach at 822-3680, ext. 439

Looking Ahead to Intramurals
Intramurals = competition among UB campuses to pick the UB
teams to compete in the annual games of the Association of
Tertiary Level Institutions of Belize (ATLIB). Intramurals
begin in early September, and schedules will be posted shortly.
ATLIB games are in four sports: volleyball, football, softball
and basketball. In 08-09, UB's female Black Jaguars came in
FIRST in all four, while UB's male teams came in FIRST in
football and b-ball and SECOND in s-ball and v-ball.

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mston Pratt takes a shot
om the free throw line!
elow: Farron Louriano,


Recruiting for UB Teams Has
Begun ... Interested?
The UB sports crew has already begun recruiting students
for the annual UB Relathon and for the annual Ruta Maya
canoe race (both will occur in March). Tryouts will take
place in October 2009 to final-
lize team picks and then it
will be many weeks of prac-
tice, fun and rigorous work-
outs to get ready for compe-
tition...822-3680, ext. 439!

Mission: UB's Office of Recreation and Sports functions to improve personal growth by promoting good health
practices. This will be accomplished with the use of state-of-the-art equipment alongside coordinated services,
provided by a fulltime coach. UB's sports program focuses on maintaining a physically active lifestyle through both
individual and group activities.
Sports & Recreation Director: Kirk "Shabba" Smith: 822-3680, ext. 401

Faculty and Staff News
UB Welcomes New Assistant Provost
(L) C\nthia Thomlpson. Ph D is LiBs .Assistant Pro\ost. a
ne\, post necessitated bI the ,oIo n, UB num11bers She
assumed office June I Dr Thompson s professional
experience includes her ste\\ardsllip as Dean of LIB's Facult\
of Education and Arts from .Aug 2000 Ju1\ 2' I03. %\ hen she
left for her doctoral studies Pre' iousl\. she \"as pirmcipal of
the former Belize Teachers College fioom AprilllSn8 Juiilv
211000 Dr Thonmpson x\as also on tihe Secretariat of the LiB

Ue\ elopment Taisk ForCt
RLC Bids Farewell to Dr. De\elopniet ask o
deielolpment and inlplem
Macmillan Welcomes New component of the Belize
Director Prolect fiom l1 02 -10 LC)
Rose lN lriera. Tihompsoin Is focusiln on
nic dlUrector of leadership in the strateulic
thle Re pi o'nal d lstr ibution and assilnine
Language C iS andi Stuident Lupport seN1 Ic
a doctoral cnd sstems and LiBs research
date %lih No1 a
neps DHr .Debb, is located on the ,roL
Iwv li,"p 31 DI Debbi
.Nc111lllllan recccl es Ac d mnllinsti action Bui ld lln. 1
kudos fromni Pr"oso UB's Chief Libr
Dr Cal. she lefl to
Asste llll al csa n I Kentucky
Iy I
\KLK Libraries is hosting E rin \od e. Chief Librarian.
from the Lil l\elsrl of Belize as part of an admniiistrator
exchlane program sponsored b\ COBEC I('onsortiumn for

L libraries He is here from Jul\ 2 1-31 to fatherr inilforilation
and learn about our progra.i s. operations. policies aind
ser\ ices. some11 of xx llcll Ila\ find application to Iiis I brar\
s\ steni OLI cani see l n11 at littp \\\\ flickr coin photos

Housekeeping Workshop

A housekeepin, workshop p \\as held in Belmolipan on Jul\ 2 and
3 UiBs Office of Humian Resources organized the t\\o-dav
workshopp and NIrs Be\ erl Bro\\n. a former LiB lecturer in tilhe
Hospitality. program. facilitated Participants rece ed a
certificate at the conclusion HR Officer Ste\ en Burn notes that
this workshop p is part of the series of in-liousetraininii exercises
to iipro \e on LIBs liousekeepin'g and hospitalit\ skills This
tralininu \\.as for the Bnmp caInpus n1aintenaince em ployees. aind
it included Ph\sical Plant personnel

? She \\as also a leader in the
entation of the Teacher Education
Prnimar\ Education De\elopment
.As Assistant Pio\ost at UIB. Dr
academic administration. proX\ iding
and operational manauienient of the
nt of facuhlt\. enrolnienit processes
es. record keeping and Information
h and technical senr ices Her office
iund floor of the UB-Belmoplan
telephone S22-3Si ). e\t 21')

arian at Western


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UB and Ministry of Education: Working

Oriiiniall scheduled for Nla\ 8 but delayed because of the HINI Together ,_,,.,,,,',,,.,,,
threat. the annual Teachers Da\ actirt ie's \\eie held on June 12 at

Good e at chers do morecee than pass onhear information. Good tpeecahers and -
ienefit fia threat for lerninth at bosts a lfetime...Governmell plioies jo and Othel c
pirodLicts i Lest speakel\i at the Olpeni,- cereCiwn\0 \as Pi111ne
Pl uiter1 HoIn Dean Barro1\\ The Piine Nl uaddte coto trathlated aM r lla
Belize's teachers, noting in particular their competence, creativity
and commitment. In a statement published in a commemorative
2009teachers' Daybooklet, Honorable Dean Barrow said that
"Good teachers do more than pass on information. Good teachers m
inspire a thirst for learning that lasts a lifetime... Government joins a Over 3,000 teachers convened at B's
grateful nation in honoring teachers and valuing the teaching Recreation and Sports Center on June
esion. The theme w lity eas of Pre-ri ary r 12.In addition to the Prime Minister and
profession. The thee ws li The in r ofereddeMinister of Education, other speakers
Education." UB's President and Provost were in attendance included the Leader of the Opposition and
the President of the Bz Ntl' Teachers' Union.
Hon. Patrick Faber, Minister of Education, delivered the keynote address. He
Congratulated all teachers, with particular mention of the nominees for
Teacher of the Year Awards. Four teachers were awarded from each district
in the areas of Pre-Primary, Primary, Secondary and Tertiary levels of
education. UB's Mathias Vairez of the UB-Toledo campus was one of the
nominees. The Minister offered deep-felt and sincere appreciation to the
massive audience, noting that teachers "touch delicate lives on a daily basis"
Minister of Education, and that "the impressions [teachers] leave will be lasting ones that will shape
Hon. Patrick Faber our citizens and our society..." UB says a hearty KUDOS to the Ministry of
Education for organizing this sterling event in honor of the nation's teachers.

UB at Vanguard of Ministry's
NEW Certificate in Teacher Ed
An exciting development has occurred in teacher education in
Belize. As per the Ministry of Education's concerted effort to
increase the percentage of trained teachers in Belize, a format
relevant to our existing teachers' reality began this summer to
upgrade the pedagogical skills of existing teachers without taking
teachers out of the classroom during the academic year. Thus, the
NEW certificate in teacher ed for existing teachers who have no
pedagogy certification is being conducted over 3 summers. This
summer, 350 teachers registered, and of this, 184 are being trained
through UB's facilities. UB used its own facilities in Belmopan,
Belize City and Punta Gorda, and partnered with Muffles Junior
College to deliver in Orange Walk. UB lecturers are Nestor Chan,
Ethie Paulino, Dr. Raul Clark, Mr. Enrique Barrera, Ms. Rita
Enriquez, Ms. Rose Pineda, Ms. Adelita Romero, Mr. Amado
Chan and adjunct Ms. June Young.

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UB's FEA lecturer Ethie Paulino facilitated the
first phase of the San Pedro Ambergris Caye
cohort for 26 students at the facilities of Holy
Cross Anglican. FEA's Nestor Chan is
concluding the second phase on August 14.

UB's Planning
Implementing Vision
3000 6000

Rural IT held small business management/marketing
training sessions July 10, 17, 20-22 in 5 districts for
the purpose of capacity building for beneficiaries of
the Rural IT project, which is being funded by EU, GoB
One of the 5 groups trained & ITSB (information Tech. Solutions-5z) & implemented by UB.

lB's a.linllisrllon. ficuLII\ .and SUll 1 pI.rlcipi led in.l d\iina .ui c llee-da\ ielle.Il .11 tIhe
Centrll Canlpus on June '. 111.211". I P.artcipanIIs l'ol into lie nuts aind blolls of
acltuali/n1h IB's Vision 3000-6000. \\luici is the de\eloplnenil pln lo 11.1 1,nsio inn11 tlhe
II1\ ersl'sl\ I0 meel Is ro\\ Iin1 nm11beis ind io position UB as lihe piemier deIgee-IganI ing
national institution. The plan is anchored in national developnieni prioriies and
aspirations, and it was formulated after several months of conversations, observations and
analysis of materials that president Santos Mahung and the UB Board and administration
team carried out between June 2008 to February 2009. Consultations also involved
members of the Association of Tertiary Level Institutions of Belize (ATLIB) and public
and private sector input along with that of faculty, staff and students. At the retreat,
participants were introduced to the log frame planning instrument to actualize nine overall
objectives: improving the reputation of UB, ensuring academic rigor and excellence,
fulfilling the role and obligations of a national university, fulfilling the student-centered
nature of the university, providing countrywide access to UB's programs, enhancing
partnerships with private and public sectors nationally, regionally and internationally,
strengthening UB's governance and management systems, and fostering a sense of
business efficiency and entrepreneurial spirit at the university.

UB's New Podiums
The Office of Public Information (OPI) launched UB's
new full-sized podium at its 2009 graduation.
Additionally, OPI acquired a portable podium for use at
outdoor events. The podiums are made of wood from
Belize's national tree, the mahogany! The portable
Coordinator of Student podium dismantles into three parts for ease of transport, C s A o
Campus Administrator of UB-Toledo,
Services Sharon Palacio at and it can be booked by contacting swaight@ub.edu.bz at Stanley Nicholas, uses new portable
new podium, Jaguar Bldg. the OPI Office or calling 822-3680, ext. 205. podium at Toledo's Orientation
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le1di3e&eaw Aa.z ...UB Lecturer Joseph Sampson Launches Book
UB's History lecturer Joseph E. Sampson launched his book A
Belizean Dawn on July 24 at the Faculty of Education and Arts in
Belize City. The book is a compilation of three episodes in the
author's life, interwoven with aspects of Belize's history, and guest
speaker Paul Morgan calls the book "a testament to humanity." The
stories detail a journey of the author's own liberation in overcoming
the attitude some have towards life's challenges, especially that of A'sJoseph Sampson,
FEA's Joseph Sampson,
mental illness. In addressing the gathering, the author said that unless author, signs books at
people, especially youths, are willing to accept that life comes with launch of A Belizean Dawn
.i,. problems, such problems cannot be overcome. Congratulations!

I nirtm rJ Belue

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Calendar of Events

March 2009


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Campus -Registration tor (morning) FSI FEA
-Summer grades the August 2009 FNAHSW
available from begins: FMASS (afternoon)
Office of
-UB's Admin
begins one-wk
follow-up to
June's Planning

9- 10- 11- 12- Faculty 13- Faculty 14 15-
Registration for Orientation Orientation -Registration
new and RLC

17- Classes
start for Sem.
One 2009-2010
period begins

18- 19- 20- 21-
-Late registration continues and ends Aug. 28.
- Withdrawal with 100% tuition began Aug. 17 and ends Aug. 28
-Audit switch period began Aug. 17 and ends Aug. 28.

26 Student 27- 28 Last day 29 -
Governments to ADD a class
Swear-In,2 :00pm and for late
Jaguar Aud., Bmp registration

30- 31- UB's
Official Census

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