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Scholarship and Career Fairs
March 17 saw a flurry of activities at all UB campuses, the most popular
being UB's annual scholarship and career fair. Many questions about
higher education are related to its cost. A look at college tuition these
days reveals that concerns abound about the affordability of college. For
this reason, for the past six years UB has been hosting a scholarship fair
for its students. Donor agencies and scholarship partners made
presentations as follows: Social Security Board, Ministry of Education,
Scotia Bank, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Cuban, Mexican,
Venezuelan and Taiwanese embassies, Belize Defense Force, and UB's
Student Services.

L-R: Lloyda Fairweather and Maureen Navarrete

Vignette of Bmp campus's fair

Graduation Gown Design Winners

UB launched its undergraduate gown competition in October
2009, and the competition culminated with 49 entries from
across the country on January 25, 2010. The public was invited
to design a national look for the UB graduation gown. Lead
judge was Chief Justice, Dr. Abdulai Conteh; his panel
consisted of Nigel Encalada, Director of the Institute of Social
Cultural Research (ICSR) at NICH; Teresita Torres of NICH,
UB's Assistant Provost, Dr. Cynthia Thompson; UB's Public
Information Officer, Silvaana Udz; Jasmine Anderson, Vice
President of the UB Association of Student Governments and
Norris Gordon, UB student. The panel of judges deliberated for
hours until a winner was chosen. The winning gown was
designed by Lloyda Sherie Fairweather of Belize City, second
place went to Maureen Navarrete of Belmopan, and third place
went to Hugo Mendoza of Orange Walk. All entries were
displayed at the Belmopan campus on March 17 at the
Scholarship/Career Fair; an internal subcommittee at UB is
now finalizing the winning design, as the rules indicated, and
the new UB undergraduate gown will be modeled at the June
2010 graduation. It is expected to be in full use by June 2011.

L-R: Nigel Encalada, Teresita Torres, Silvaana Udz, Chief
Justice Dr. Abdulai Conteh, Asst. Provost Dr. Cynthia
Thompson,. Jasmine Anderson and Norris Gordon

As part of its commitment to improving the quality, relevance and sustainability of its academic programs,
UB is currently engaged in the formal evaluation of seven of its academic programs. The associate degree in
Applied Science, Medical Laboratory Technology (AMLT), offered by the Faculty of Nursing, Allied Health
and Social Work (FNAHSW), is one of the programs under review. The internal review process (self study)
of the AMLT program is nearing completion. A survey involving UB stakeholders was conducted, as part of
this process, to evaluate the performance of the program against UB's internal standards. The next stage of
the review is the external evaluation in which a three member external peer review team (EPRT) examines
the self study report and institutional documents and makes recommendations to address weaknesses
identified. The members of the EPRT are: Dr. Robert V.Tucker, Health Planner, Policy Analysis and
Planning Unit from the Ministry of Health; Mrs. Wendy Kitson-Piggott, Laboratory Management & Quality
Systems Specialist Trinidad & Tobago, W.I. and Miss Georgia Griffith, Lecturer at the Maud Williams High
School in Belize City. Mrs. Trudy Tillett of UB's FNAHSW is the program review team leader.

Volume 10, Issue 3

April 2010

The UB Library: New EBSCOhost Caribbean Search Database
This semester the UB library had trial access to five new databases from EBSCOhost: Education Research
Complete, Environment Complete, Computers & Applied Sciences Complete, CINAHL with Full Text, and Hospitality &
Tourism Complete. Additionally, the UB library is now proudly boasting of another newly added database EBSCOhost is
launching called Caribbean Search. Caribbean Search will be the world's most comprehensive research database covering the
Caribbean region. Its extensive scope and content provide users with a wealth of extremely useful information encompassing the
broad spectrum of Caribbean study. The database features more than 200,000 records with full text for more than 80 journals and
magazines, over 600 full text books (from regional publishers like Ian Randle, UWI Press, etc) and additional content ranging
from economic and country reports to conference papers and Caribbean newspapers. This new database is a first of its kind full
text database, covering exclusively the Caribbean region, Belize included. The entire UB community is encouraged to utilize the
databases and provide the library with feedback. Submit questions, concerns or queries to reference@ub.edu.bz. Your feedback
will assist the library in determining whether a paid subscription to the databases will be relevant and beneficial.
= SG News: New Picnic Tables on Campus
The Belmopan Student Government is proud to boast of its 10 newly
purchased picnic tables. The tables were freshly painted by UB student
volunteers, and were strategically placed under the white tent, RLC, and
under different trees on the campus, as the seating arrangements in the
library and computer labs are sometimes limited or congested.
The SG is asking the student body to help them protect this beneficial investment by discouraging individuals from vandalizing
the tables. Also...UBSG in collaboration with Presidential Sounds held its official fundraising pre-Easter bash at El Rancho in
Belmopan on Thursday, March 25. Proceeds from this dance will be used to sponsor the upcoming annual Mr. and Ms. UB
Pageant and a bus shed in Belmopan campus parking lot. For more information or to sign up for the Mr. and Ms. UB Pageant,
interested contestants are asked to contact the SG office in Belmopan.

Environmental Club & Pro Solar Engineering
The UB Environmental Club despite a tense La Ruta Maya weekend successfully launched its
riparian forest campaign. With positive attitudes the students went out creating awareness of the
importance of protecting the riparian forest. The club also picked up 130 bags of garbage along the
river during La Ruta Maya River Challenge. And on Friday March 12, UB's Environmental Club
received a check valued at $130.00 a dollar for every bag of garbage they picked up along the
river (See sponsor list on pg 4). The donation was from Pro Solar Engineering, a company
specializing in renewable energy (solar, wind and micro-hydro systems designs). Pro Solar L-R: Marco Valle and Dairy
Engineering notes that the care shown for the environment is commendable- UB agrees! The check Grijalva
was handed over by Mr. Marco Valle and received by Ms. Dairy Grijalva, co-president of the club.

UB Celebrates Early Childhood Month
In order to create community awareness of and sensitivity to the
importance of early childhood education, UB's Early Childhood
Education Stimulation Center (ECESC) participated in the
annual Childhood Stimulation Month celebrated under the theme,
"Tnvestin, in EFrlv Childhnnd Edclllrtinn = A Better Relize!"
The theme is selected each year by the Ministry of Education. This year the celebration kicked off at 9:00 a.m. at the
Independence Plaza on March 1st, with a small ceremony followed by the parade around the ring road. Twelve preschools in the
Belmopan area participated, and UB is proud to boast the only school that entered with a float. For next year, organizers say they
are expecting even more students from UB to participate. Among the many exciting activates UB's ECESC participated in for
the month of March is the Festival of Arts, hosted this year by El Shaddai Adventist, a primary school in Belmopan. UB's
ECESC learners presented a poem on shapes and the song Dafu mi ahnyu. They had fun, did well and looked great!
aEarth Day 2010: Preview
UB will celebrate its fourth annual Earth Day Fair at its Belmopan central campus on April 22nd starting at
Ejrt I 9am. Last year's fair had informational booths, an environmental action project contest, interactive learning
v activities for children, prizes, music, and more; this year's fair will see similar activities and NEW initiatives!
For example, UB's 2010 fair will have a Green Outfit Contest. To participate contact Betty Cheng at
ubgreengeneration@gmail.com. Deadline for submission is April 16. UB also reminds all of the
..... Environmental Club's "Energy Saving Campaign" launched October 2009. If you are the last person leaving the
room be sure to turn off lights, fans and AC units. The club is also asking that papers be placed in the
l designated containers on campuses as part of a paper recycling project.

UB & Kennesaw State University Exchange Program
Since 2004, UB has been partnering with Kennesaw State University (KSU) to establish a cooperative agreement for the
systematic exchange of academic and professional staff and students engaged in study, instruction, research and other scholarly
activities, as well as other mutually beneficial cooperative ventures. KSU student teachers have been engaged in instruction in
student teaching in Belize City, Belmopan and San Ignacio, being supervised by KSU and UB personnel. In addition, three UB
faculty Anelita Cal, Kevin Tucker and Ewart Robateau were awarded scholarships at KSU to complete master's degrees in
advanced programs. Principals in Belize City, San Ignacio and UB look forward to a continuing relationship with KSU student
teachers and faculty. The KSU team that visited say they are looking forward to offering student teaching opportunities at KSU
to UB teacher preparation candidates. UB and KSU look forward to program progress, collaboration and development of
activities for the promotion of global learning for KSU and UB faculty and students.
Martin University
Martin University visited Belize for the fourth consecutive year. The Martin University
cultural immersion experience in Belize has proved very educational and rewarding.
Martin University has worked with the University of Belize over the last four years to
provide Martin students with a cultural immersion learning experience in Belize. In this
experience, students enroll for a Global Exchange course and meet four to six sessions
prior to traveling to Belize. In these classes, students are oriented to the Belizean culture,
history, and geography, through readings and presentations by Belizean speakers and
Martin students who have previously traveled to Belize. During the trips around the
country, students gain firsthand knowledge and exposure to Belize, its people and UB
students. The highlight of this year's trip was a two day visit to Hunting Caye where the
students engaged in a marine science research project. On each of the four Belize trips,
students have been provided with a minimum of three lectures conducted by persons
associated with UB. This year's presentation was done by Mr. Inez Sanchez. The students
return to Martin and assess the experience in discussions that allow Martin University and
UB representatives the opportunity to enhance the cultural immersion experience for the
next trip.

SUB invited all suitably, qualified Community Based Organizations (CBOs) including
village councils, women's group, youth groups, and Parent Teacher Associations
(PTAs) from the Corozal and Orange Walk districts to submit proposals for the
establishment of a Rural ICT Center in their community. The initiative was supported
by financial assistance from the European Development Fund and the Government of
Belize through the Belize Rural Development Program (BRDP). A total of 22 sites
have since been established in the rural areas of Belize in all 6 Districts. Each site
received desks, telecom closets, 5 PCs, UPS, network switches, complete network
drops, network laser printers, photocopiers, satellite receivers, satellite plan,
retrofitting, networking, IT capacity building and business management training, each
amounting to a total of $28,000.00 Belize dollars. Among the already established IT
projects, 8 other cafes were also refurbished.
FEA: Storytelling at UB
1 FEA lecturer Ethnelda Paulino and her students of ENED
250 (Children's Literature) brought joy to UB's Early
Childhood Stimulation Center on March 23. Ms. Paulino has
built in the storytelling activity into her course outline to
coincide with Child Stimulation Month. Ms. Paulino reports
that the exercise is a wonderful hands on method to engage
students in real life early childhood teaching; students had to
devise different methods to engage the children, as at the early
childhood age, attention spans are short and much variation in
activities needs to occur. Kudos to Ms. Ethie and her ENED
Ms. Paulino's ENED 250 students enthrall UB's Early 250 class!
Childhood Education Stimulation Center students

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

UB Basketball!
The UB basketball team opened up the Digicell Balling-for-Life tournament on March 5 at
the Belize City Center and won in convincing fashion over the Habet Berger Boys, 107-
77. The teamwork that was displayed by the Jaguars was the reason for the big victory. All
the players did their job on the floor. The team was led in scoring by Winston Pratt with 30
points followed by Daniel Nolberto with 19 points, Richard Soto with 13 points and Stephen
Williams with 12 points. And on March 19th the Black Jaguars went on to beat Jamboree,
88- 46. The Jaguars displayed superior teamwork and determination! In this game, the UB
team did not have a player score over 12pts, but 8 players scored between 8 to 12 pts. This
balanced scoring mixed with a strong defense held the Jamborees to 5pts the second quarter
and 21pts the whole 2nd half. UB plays again on April 9th at 9am at Belize City Center. The
Jaguars are also pleased to introduce the newest member of their team, the Black Jaguar Special Olympics runners Stephen
Mascot. Also...the Black Jaguars coaches and players continue to show great community Williams, Tyrone Castillo, Jorett
service, with the latest at the Special Olympics Fun Run held on March 24. JWionesJuslyPrastillo Lindberanh Graha
La Ruta Maya Nolberto w/ First Lady Mrs. Kim Barrow
SUB had an excellent showing in the annual, grueling 179-mile long La Ruta
Maya Canoe Race! The male Black Jaguars team placed 2nd in the
Intramural category, with sponsorship from Koop Sheet Metal and Creative
Marketing. The 2010 UB male team was comprised of the following students
Pedro Witz (Captain), Elvis Sutherland and
Kristopher Waight. UB's Environmental Club
also had a canoe sponsored by WSI Solutions,
which hosts the Belmopan City online website,
Turneffe Flats Resorts, PACT, MesoAmerican
Society for Biology and Conservation (MSBC)
Bz Chapter, Santorini, JDB Ltd., Ms. Lisel Alamilla, Mr. Will Mejia, UB
L-R: Kirk Smith, Kristopher Waight, Elvis Southerland,
Pedro Witz, and a sponsor and UB alumnus, Jose Ketz Student Affairs and the UB community, which supported bake sales, movie
nights and monetary contributions. See p. 2 for more on the Environmental Club.
Black Jaguars Teams Gear Up for CSUCA Games in April
The UB Black Jaguars are roaring into April as basketball and football UB athletes
prepare for the CSUCA games from April 24 -30 in Honduras! (They travel April 22 -
May 1). CSUCA is the Consejo Superior Universitario Centroamericano. UB Black
Jaguars basketball coach is Kevin Siroki; Asst. Coach is Darren Bovell. Players are
Farron Louriano, Stephen Williams, Travis Lennan, Tyrone Castillo, Winston Pratt,
Ryan Zuniga, Leroy Louriano, Daniel Nolberto, Jorett Jones, Juslyn Castillo and
Lindbergh Graham. The UB Black Jaguars football manager is Ian Sangster; Coach is
Paul Morgan. Players are Shane Armstrong, Marco Ayala, David Borland, Modesto
Cal, Lisbey Castillo, Lance Jacobs, Philip Lewis, Danilo Marcillio, Collin Moody, Vignette of the UB Black Jaguars football
Normon Elington, Zebedee Moore, Daniel Padilla, James N. Petillo, Stephen Polonio, team and its manager Ian Sangster
Duane Sampson, Benedicto Yatz, Kaylon Young and Garreth Bermudez.

UB Relathon 2010
The annual UB Relathon took place on Sunday March 21st! The race was exciting and energetic
from start to finish and even more so when the female runners crossed the finish line and
emerged supreme. A total of 27 females and 35 males ran in 70-mile long race. It began at 9:20
a.m., with the males starting off in San Ignacio in front of the police station and the females
starting simultaneously from Market Square in Belmopan. The female runner with the best time
was Kaina Martinez who completed a mile in 6:30, while the best male runner was Danile
Nolberto who completed a mile in 4:42. Kudos to all sponsors, lecturers, staff, coaches and
especially to all UB students both past and present who made the race possible! The annual UB Female runners, coaches and
Relathon began at the former Belize Technical College 32 years ago. supporters.

Rotary's Donation to Early Childhood

UB's Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Education and Arts, Dr. Thomasine Baker, as
part of her service to national development, has been working with a group of Rotarians
from Sylvania, Ohio for more than a year in order to procure computers for the children
at different child centers. It has been a long arduous road, but the computers arrived and
have been donated to UB's Early Childhood Education Stimulation Center (ECESC), as
well as to other sites in Armenia and St. Margaret's Village. Each site was given
Dr. Thomasine Baker shows the educational material and computer technology with the intent of developing family
young students at the Early literacy centers. Dr. Baker is very pleased to announce that all went as planned, and the
Childhood Education Stimulation
Center how to power on the three programs are well on their way to providing this much needed service. The UB-
computer, the first step in their ECESC was the recipient of nine computers, one printer and a variety of educational
technological development materials. Kudos to Dr. Baker, and also to Mr. Mel Honig and his team of Rotarians for
their generous donation and their vision to the development of UB and Belize.

UB Library: EBSCOhost Training
The UB Library is once again conducting workshops on the use of EBSCOhost databases. The library recently
subscribed to various trial databases that may prove to be extremely beneficial to the different faculties. The trial
versions are Education Research Complete, Environment Complete, Computers & Applied Sciences
Complete, CINAHL with Full Text, and Hospitality & Tourism Complete. These are all from EBSCOhost.
Additionally, there is the newly added Caribbean Search database. Lecturers are asked to encourage students to
attend workshops and interested lecturers are advised to contact the nearest UB library for individual training with a
staff member of the library, if so desired. Several sessions occurred in March, and the schedule for the April
sessions is as follows (Central Farm will be arranged separately):
Belize City at the Faculty of Management and Social Sciences compound: April 7, 4:00 -5:15 p.m., Rm. N21
Toledo Campus: April 9, 10:00 a.m.-11:15 a.m., Rm: Computer Lab
Belmopan (Central Campus): April 21, 5:30-6:45 p.m., Jaguar Building, Rm U2

Pearson's Book Fair at UB
UB hosted lecturers from tertiary level institutions across the country for a book
display on March 17 in the lobby of UB's Jaguar Auditorium. The display was
hosted by Pearson Education. Pearson Education operates in the United States
and the United Kingdom. The books are user friendly and come with a test bank
and PowerPoint for lectures, as well as online support for students. David
Jones, UB's Bookstore Manager, says he highly encourages lecturers to use the

books and highl recommends them. Pearson also hosted a similar display at
UB last year.
(L) David Jones, Bookstore Manager

Study Design & Statistical Analysis Workshop

The UB community attended a Study Design and Statistical Analysis Workshop,
which was for all UB faculty, staff and students. The workshop, an endeavor done
in cooperation with the Darwin Initiative of the United Kingdom, was for two
days, March 22nd and 23rd, and was held inside UB's Jaguar Auditorium. The
workshop proved very beneficial to those who plan to do research or those who
just want to learn more about statistical analysis. The guest speaker for both days Dr. Patrick Doncaster
was Dr. Patrick Doncaster from England.

In the Footsteps of the Orange: A Value Chain for Belize's FCOJ Exports
UB's Dr. Phillip Castillo! His book has been published! It is based on his doctoral dissertation.
This exciting contribution to research literature is entitled In the Footsteps of the Orange: A
Value Chain for Belize's FCOJExports. It is published by VDM Publishing house, Germany and
is available via Amazon at the moment, although Dr. Castillo is looking into getting some copies
for the Belize market. Dr. Castillo holds a Ph.D. in Development Studies from UWI (2006). He
is a development economist and social research scientist. At UB, he currently serves as Assistant
Professor and Chair of the Faculty of Management and Social Sciences at the Belmopan campus.
Dr. Phillip Castillo and his He is teaching this semester Socio-economic Development and serving as research advisor for
book! seminar courses. Dr. Castillo's research interests include value chain analyses for Belize's
agricultural exports. The blurb at the back of the book states the following:
"Value chain studies have assumed a greater significance as developing countries seek innovative and sustainable ways of
garnering a larger percentage of the value of their export earnings. Belize is a Caribbean country in Central America that
remains substantially dependent on agriculture for a sizeable portion of its foreign exchange earnings. Dominant among its
agricultural exports is Frozen Concentrated Orange Juice (FCOJ), which is exported to Florida where it is blended and resold
across the United States as chilled orange juice. This continuum, from harvesting and cultivation in southern Belize to final
consumption in the USA, generates revenue streams at various nodes of this value chain. The apportionment of these
earnings, first between Belize and the USA and the subsequent distribution of earnings retained within Belize, brings to the
fore socio-economic and political consequences that are all explored in this study." CONGRATS Dr. Castillo!
Mahogany Whispers
Mahogany Whispers is a book of poetry by UB's Ritamae Hyde, released on March 25, at the
Bliss Centre for the Performing Arts in Belize City. Mahogany Whispers is a verse in a
continuous song of experience of a country and people. This book takes into account
the whispers of our ancestors whose blood was shed in the making of this nation we
call Belize. It takes into account the present day societies that emerged with its myriad Ritamae Hyde
of self-love and hatred, of women and society, of crime and violence, of love and pain, and liberation.
Ritamae Hyde is a member of the Belize Writers and Poets Society and Pantempters Steel Orchestra. She
holds a Master of Arts degree in Heritage Studies from the University of the West Indies Mona and is
presently a lecturer in the History and Anthropology Department at the University of Belize.

Mr. Mortis' thesis has
been well-received by
Belize's Central Building
Authority, the Assn. of
Professional Engineers
of Belize and Belize's
Contractors Association.

FST's Leonard Mortis Publishes
The Chair of UB's Engineering Department in the
Faculty of Science and Technology (FST), Leonard
Mortis, is a corresponding author in a journal
publication this April. The article is entitled "Evaluating
Satisfaction with PCM Services for School
Construction: A Case Study of Primary School
Projects." It occurS in the International Journal of
Project Management, Volume 28, Issue 3, pages 296-
310. Authors include Mr. Mortis' college advisor
Professor Wei-Tong Chen of the National Yunlin
University of Science and Technology which Mr. Mortis
attended in Taiwan, Shen Li Lia, Chun Shen Lu. You
can access the article at the following link:
linkinghub. elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/
Note: Leonard Mortis' master's thesis is entitled "A Survey of the
Safety Environemnt of the Construction Industry in Belize." He
completed it in June 2009. The thesis is housed at the UB Library,
Belmopan Campus for perusal. Congrats, Mr. Mortis!

On March 3, UB's Faculty and
Staff Association (UBFSA)
reinstated the association after a
hiatus of some 3 years, and after
the dissolution of the ProTem
Committee that effectively acted
on faculty and staff's behalf in the
October 2009 de-freezing of
increments. UBFSA's president is
Dr. Isabel Tun. Look out for
more on UBFSA in subsequent

UB's Dr. Ismael A. Hoare presented at the University of
South Florida in Tampa on March 30 on "Establishing an
Observatory of Human Resource in Health: Implications for
Access to Healthcare in Belize." Dr. Hoare has a Ph.D from
USF; his presentation was a part of USF's College of Public
Health Dean's Lecture Series. Congrats, Dr. Ismael Hoare!

New Financial Director
.UB is pleased to welcome Sandra Miranda as its new Director of Finance. Ms. Miranda
holds an MBA in management and a bachelor's in accounting, both from UWI.
Additionally, she has working experience of over 30 years; from 1975-2000, she worked
at various ministries and departments of government, beginning with the Income Tax
Dept., where she was an assessor. From 2001-2006, she worked as the Director of
Finance at the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital; from 2006 until her current appointment
at UB, Ms. Miranda was the accountant for the Belize Rural Development Project and its
EU funded programs, such as the Rural IT project UB is coordinating. In addition to her
sterling professional work and acumen with accounting software such as QuickBooks and
SQL Ledger System, Ms. Miranda also is a mother of four and an avid community
volunteer, currently serving as the VP of the Belmopan Branch of the National Garifuna
Council. She has also taught accounting subjects at both UWI and UB. Ms. Sandra Miranda

New Accountant
Following the previous accountant's new posting as accountant to the
Environmental Research Institute, UB is also pleased to welcome another
new face to the Office of Budget and Financial Management. She is Dawn
Smith, an alumna of UB who graduated with a bachelor's degree in
accounting from the University College of Belize, one of the
preamalgamated institutions. Ms. Smith brings ten years of experience in
auditing and accounting. Her previous work experience was at Deloitte and
Ms. Dawn Smith Touche auditing firm, now known as Castillo, Sanchez and Burrell, at BTL
and at Novelo's Bus Line. Ms. Smith says she is very pleased to take up
appointment at the national university, and she looks forward to being a part
of the development of UB! Ms. Smith is also involved in community work,
and she is the president of the organizing committee of the Commission of
the Belize Karate Federation.
Julissa Bardalez is another new UB face! She is the Administrative
Assistant for UB's newest center, the Environmental Research Center. She
took up her post just before the official launch of the center on January 27,
and she was instrumental in helping with the coordination of the festive
Ms. Ju a B z launch activities. Welcome to UB, Julissa!
Ms. Julissa Bardalez

UB's Alumni Association (UBAA) is pleased to announce its alumnus of the month, Mr. Wilbert
Ramclam. Wilbert graduated with honors from the Belize School of Agriculture in 1997 and later
pursued a degree in Biology with a minor in Natural Resource Management at the University College
of Belize, graduating in 1999 with a Bachelor of Science degree. After UCB he worked with NOVA
shrimp farms and the Banana Growers Association but later went to further his studies. He was
awarded the Chevening Scholarship, through which he completed a master's degree in tropical crop
production at the University of Reading in the UK. Wilbert's passion, dedication and hard work in
farming earned him the title of 'Farmer of the Year' in April 2007. He worked for 3 years as the
nematode and crop nutrition specialist at the Banana Growers Association (BGA) and currently works
as the manager of fertilizer and agrochemical supplies at the Banana Enterprises Limited Agro
Division (Belagro) in Big Creek. Wilbert still finds time to run his 200 acre farm of combined citrus
and pasture with 600 pigs and 60 cattle. He is very supportive of UBAA activities and believes that his 1;
training at our national university is invaluable. Mr. Wilbert Ramclam is a proud graduate of our
national university; he believes that it not only prepared him for further studies but also for life! You
are encouraged to send nominations for 'Alumnus of the Month' to ubalumni(@ub.edu.bz or
cynthiaterrya(,hotmail.com (President UBAA).

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1- UB closes 2- 3-
for Easter
Break at noon

4 -Easter 5- 6- Return 7- Ebscohost 8- 9- Entrepre- 10-
Sunday from Easter Training Session, neurship
Break BZ City Competition
-Last day to -Ebscohost
withdraw Training (Tol)
WP/WF -Black Jaguars
at Bz City Ctr

11- 12- Pre- 13- 14- 15 16- UB Fun 17
Registration Day (St. Govt)
begins -Deadline for
SG elections
18 19- 20- 21-Student 22 Earth Day 23- End of 24-Atlib
Government Hour, Fair, Bmp Pre Regis. Softball
2 3 pm, Campus -Last day to Nationals
-Book Week -Book Week apply for Dec. -Black
activity activity 2010 degree Jaguars at
-Ebscohost session completion CSUCA
5:30pm, Jag U2 -Book Week

25- Black 26 -Black 27- Black 28-Wellness Day, 29 Black 30-Last day to
Jaguars at Jaguars at Jaguars at all campuses Jaguars at withdraw from
CSUCA CSUCA CSUCA -Black Jaguars at CSUCA Games a course with a
Games Games Games CSUCA Games WP/WF
-Final CSUCA

For the most updated information on UB events, check UB NEWS at

Looking Towards May 2010
May 6: Student Government's Mr. & Ms. UB Pageant
May 5: Student Government Elections *May 17-24: Examinations
May 29: UBAA: UB's Alumni Association Annual General Meeting

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