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2 Healthy Nation = Wealthy Nation Over 200 persons comprising of students, faculty and staff took advantage of health services during the Universitys Wellness Fair held in April at Central Campus, Belmopan. Services included: glucose test; immunization; pap smear; HIV testing/coun seling; blood pressure check; dental, mental and public health education as well as physical and sports. Other activities also included stress buster mas collaboration with various health related agencies.


3 The Culture of Muting Children was the topic of debate for students of the Faculty of Education and Arts under the lead ership of Lecturer, Mrs. Tracy Sangster. The students were divid ed into two groups, one given the thesis: Children should be taught how to devel op a voice at an early age and the other, with the antith esis: Giving children a voice too early leads to rebellion. scored 263 out of 300, and the negative, earning a score of 229. The groups were ranked based on presenta tion and ar ticulation with out using cue cards as well as responding to questions based on facts and research. prised of the following speakers; Marelli Rodriguez, Gian Vasquez, Kadijah Marin, and Edwin Lo pez. Researchers: Merlin Pineda, Maytrian Shal and Delight Silva. Speakers of the Negative Team included Courtney Weather burne, Shanice Gill, Bray Su pal, Claudette Longsworth. Re searchers were Cheri Ortiz, Irma Makin and Nelisha Castillo. Students paying close attention


4 Education: Breaking Barriers Over 100 students of the Faculty of Education and Arts (FEA) under the guidance of Lecturer, Dr. Thomasine Baker participated in the pre sentation of information on strategies to over come barriers that negatively impact children and youth. Display booths featured; Careers: Preparing for Your Future; Motivating Learners: Strate gies for classroom Teachers; Considerations The theme of this years Annual Com munity Out reach Event was entitled: Education, for Children and Youths in To days Society. Reading: a lifelong learning The Belize Book Industry Association organized a Book Week themed Bet on Books to com memorate Book and Copyright month with events at the University of Belize and the Bliss Center for the Performing Arts. Guest speaker Minister of Education, Youth and Sports, Hon. Patrick Faber reitirated the importance of read ing as a lifelong process. Getting to the point


5 History of Cuba Latin Americas Struggles The History of Cuba was presented to History students by the Ambassador of Cuba; H.E. Manuel J. Rubido at Central Campus. Ambassador Rubdio is the former Dep uty Director of Cooperation of the Cu ban Ministry of Foreign Affairs. He has temporary missions in over 50 coun tries and Permanent Missions to the United Kingdom and Belize. Findings of the Fourth report of the State of the Central American Region on the main trends of development in the Isthmus and the perspec tion, environmental challenges, disasters, so remittances to home countries; as well as the impact of agriculture in particular food supply and food security. Remarks of the President, Dr. Cary Fraser which was delivered by Dr. Filiberto Penados, Research Director can be found at www.ub.edu.bz. CEO of the Min to address human security and social inclusion, the Government is now imple menting various programmes to assist the most vulnerable in our society. Drs. Angel Cal and Filiberto Penados represented UB and participated in the production of the report. The Estado de la Region Program is a Costa Rican based organization that has been conducting research in Central America for the past 17 years. State of the Region Since the his torical process of The Latin Ameri can and Carib bean countries for their inde pendence started 200 years ago, said Mr. Sanchez. The rise of Latin America was precipitated by a deep economic crisis, the break down of the economy, large scale un employment and the impoverishment of the middle class. Interested in viewing the full text of the presentation? We invite you to visit our library at a campus near you


6 In recognition of their unwavering contributions, dedication and continued commitment in providing optimum service to meet and respond to the needs of fessionals Day 2012 under the international theme: Admins, the Pulse of the Presenters from various work disciplines spoke on relevant issues covering mind and spirit were presented at the event by renowned presenters from pri vate and public sectors. Administrative Professionals Day marked its 60th anniversary on April 25. Over the decades, the job of an administrative professional has changed dra matically thanks to new technologies, techniques and seismic shifts in the economy and culture itself. However, they have remained the steady center ferred to as masters of data in a world that demands the accurate and speedy movement of digital information coupled with the fact that they carry out these functions while simultaneously maintain their more traditional role as the gate keepers for the organization.


7 The Ariel Rosado Memorial Education Founda tion was established in memory of Ariel and his achievements as an athlete and student to raise funds to assist deserving Belizean youths to accomplish their goals and to develop healthy minds in healthy bodies. The objec tives of the Foundation are to sponsor a mini mum of ten high school scholarships annually to Belizean youth base on need, ability, and an interest in developing a healthy mind in a healthy body; and to provide funding to assist Belizean athletes to participate in sporting activities at home and abroad. Ariel Rosado Memorial Ride Riders from all over the country participated cation Foundation ride. The ride will be a sig nature fundraising event for the foundation. It commenced in San Ignacio at the Galen Campus where they were greeted by Mayor of Belmopan His Worship Simeon Lopez and UB through to Belize City ending at Bruces Bike Shop. The annual ride, which will take place on the third Saturday after the Cross Country Cycling Classic will serve to raise funds to provide scholarships and to fund participa tion in Sporting Activities; provide cyclists an op portunity to train while supporting a worthy cause; provide non cyclists an opportunity to engage in and provide the cycling community an opportunity to pay tribute to their fallen colleagues. It is also an opportunity for all Belizeans, corporate and private to help those youths who are most needy and deserving of an opportunity to realize their On May 14, 2011 the Belizean community lost yet another of its outstanding cident. Ariel was a sterling role model for Belizeans of all ages, inspiring many through his accomplishments in cycling and education.


8 Last month a contingent of more than 60 athletes and coachesrepresented the University of Belize in the IV Juegos Deportivos Universitarios Centroameri canos ((JUDUCA) The Sport Games of Central American Universities) from April 16-April 20 in Guatemala City, Guatemala. The delegation from UB joined counterparts from 15 other universities from Central America to compete in tennis, swimming, karate, and volleyball. 200 m clocking 11:01 seconds. In basketball, UB Black Jaguars defeated Uni versity de San Carlos de Guatemala 57 51 to take the gold with an undefeat ed record after overpowering Honduras, Nicaragua, and El Salvador. UB Black Central American University student fellowship in the name of sports that of fers student athletes the opportunity to compete in a singular sporting event ported by the Central American University Higher Council (CSUCA) and the Regional Council Vice Chancellor of Student Life (CONREVE). The University would like to thank the Belize Amateur Athletic Association (BAAA) and its President Ian Gray; the Ministry of Transport and Director of Transport Chrispin Jefferies; all the students, parents and other members of the university community who collaborated in any way to make this undertak ing a success. Volleyball:Elton Moore, Yserri Palacio, Jaleel Lino, Werner Castaneda, Arnie Augustine, Radin Santos, Rasheed Arzu, Darlis Avila, Orel Leslie, Amir Paquil, Drew Gill and Keiner Loriz. Coaches: Leon Leslie, Claude Jones Basketball: Farron Lauriano, Michael Martinez, Winston Pratt, Daniel Nolberto, Travis Len nan, Ryan Zuniga, Alfred Bainton, Uhuru Mckoy, Kent Welch, Lindbergh Graham, Steven Wil liams. Coach: Darren Bovell Football: Allen Armstrong, Garrett Bermudez, Jatta Caliz, Delvin Jacobs, Keenen Lopez, Brain Membreno, Sean Lewis, Andres Makin, Zadock Moore, Wani Morgan, George Ortega, James Petillo, Highking Roberts, Justin Wade, Gerardo Vanegas, Benedicto Yatz, Kaylon Young, Devon Makin. Coaches: Paul Morgan, Danilo Marcilio, Ian Sangster Track & Field: Male: Mark Anderson, Rashim Pitts, Deron Russel, Skyler Williams. Coach: Luke Martinez Female: Misty Tablada, Kimberly Spence, Irice Reyes, Elsaida Castillo. Coach: Eda Arzu Black Jaguars: Brings gold home for Belize and UB