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THE COLLEGE OF THE BAHAMAS Monday, September 16th , 2013 “No Country Should Outsource the Higher Education of Its Citizens” COB Students Visit Alumnus Art Showing at Central Bank MOU Signing to Establish LL.M. Maritime Law Degree at COB Bulletin Dr. James Busuttil, Director, Master of Laws (LL.M.) Programme, University of London was on campus last week Friday, September 13th to sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) along with Dr. Betsy Vogel-Boze, for the establishment of a LL.M. Maritime Law Degree at The College. Dr. Boze said the programme will be the rst such programme in the Caribbean and she is hopeful it will be one of The College’s agship programmes. From Left: Dr. Keithley Woolward, Director of Graduate Programmes (Interim) and Assistant Professor (French), The College of The Bahamas; Dr. Betsy Vogel-Boze, President, The College of The Bahamas; Dr. James Busuttil, Director, Master of Laws (LL.M.) Programme, University of London and Dr. Timyka Davis, Leadership and International Relations. A group of students along with lecturer Keisha Oliver from The College of The Bahamas visited the opening reception for College of The Bahamas alumnus Jace McKinney’s art show ‘Decoding Salvation’ at the Central Bank of The Bahamas on Thursday, September 12th. Art majors and non-art majors, from classes ‘Drawing 1’ and ‘Introduction to Bahamian Art’, had the opportunity to engage with local artists and patrons from the art community as a part of their course assignment, “The Bahamian Creative Practice”. (top) From left: Lacher Ingraham, Bio Chemistry Major (BSc); Keisha Oliver, Lecturer SCCA; Geran Elliot, Architecture Major (AA) (bottom) A group of students from “Art 100: Drawing 1” discuss the show with artist Jace Mckinney.Major (AA) Also, students are advised that Monday, September 30th, is the deadline for all applications and accompanying documents to be submitted for Fall 2014 graduation. For more information, call 3024523. Shrinking The Global Divide Conference Begins on Wednesday Last week, the Culinary and Hospitality Management Institute (CHMI) announced their upcoming inagural conference “Shrinking the Global Divide: Synergy, Service and Sustainability”. The conference is set this week to begin on September 18th-20th, 2013 at the Atlantis Paradise Island Resort. The international gathering is being held collaboratively with the University of Delaware’s Department of Hotel, Restaurant and Institutional Management and Cornell University’s School of Hotel Administration. To register, contact Co-chairs: Dr. Sophia Rolle or Ms. Donna Williams phone: (242) 677-3205/ 3239 email: or Visit Tourism Today, Web site to hear more about the conference: From From Fall 2013 graduates, who wish to purchase graduation robes, hoods, hats, tassels or signets are asked to collect and complete order forms from Chapter One Bookstore (second oor) on or before September 30th. Contact Mrs. McKenzie at 3972647. Fall 2013 Graduation Announcements Autism Conference Held at COB Last week, A three day conference, on “Autism – Promoting Inclusion, Advocacy and Early Detection” was hosted under the banner of the American space initiative. Dr. Valerie L. Karr, special education specialist and Adelphi University Assistant professor was the conference host. Prime Minister of The Commonwealth of The Bahamas Rt. Hon. Perry G. Christie addressed the audience at the opening ceremony on Thursday, September 11th. The Hon Melanie Grin, Minister of Social Services, U.S. Charg d’Aaires John Dinkelman and Dr. Betsy Boze also gave remarks. The goal of the conference was to help raise awareness about the early signs, needs and treatment options of children with developmental delays. Attendees included Prime Minister of The Commonwealth of The Bahamas Rt. Hon. Perry G. Christie, U.S. Charg d’Aaires John Dinkelman and COB Chairmain Alfred Sears and College President Dr. Betsy Vogel-Boze.


WEEKLY BULLETIN All information to be considered for placement in the Bulletin should be sent to the address on the right No Later Than 12 noon on Fridays. The College of The Bahamas Tel.: 302-4365; Fax: 326-7834 E-mail: FOLLOW US ONLINE Facebook: The College of The Bahamas Mark Your Calendar September September 18th 20th, 2013 Atlantis Paradise Island Resort, Nassau, Bahamas. For more information contact: Phone: (242) 677-3205 or 677-3259 Email: or Shrinking The Global Divide Conference October 10th-12th, 2013 Harry C. Moore Library and Information Centre Multiple Textualities: Imaging The Caribbean For more information contact: West Indian Literature Conference GEF Small Grant Programme Workshop September 16th 19th, 2013 8:30 a.m. 4:00 p.m. Harry C. Moore Library and Information Centre For more infomation contact: Critical Caribbean Symposium Call for Papers Under the theme: “A Splice of Space and Time”: Celebrating the Life and Work of Kamau Brathwaite, organisers encourage the submission of interdisciplinary papers that analyse Brathwaite’s contributions to Caribbean politics, art, culture, language, gender studies and histories. Persons should submit 100-200 word abstracts and proposals, including 100-200 word panel descriptions along with individual abstracts for up to 4 papers, to The deadline for submission is October 4th, 2013. October Wednesday, September 18th, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. 12:00 p.m. Presentation by Min Zhu, Deputy Managing Director, IMF Harry C. Moore Library and Information Centre, Auditorium For more infomation contact: Doctors Hospital Dollars for Scholars James Catalyn and Friends Cast Includes COB Wednesday, October 16th, 2013 12:00 p.m. 2:30 p.m. Luciano’s of Chicago Restaurant International Monetary Fund Lecture Alumni General Meeting Tuesday, September 24th, 2013 at 6:30 p.m. Michael H. Eldon Complex, Boardroom For more infomation contact: Congratulations to Dr. Veronica Toppin, Assistant Professor, Biology, as one of the script writers of the James Catalyn and Friends “Summer Madness” play, which ran at the Dundas Centre For The Performing Arts from September 11th-14th. She has been with the group for twenty plus years. Additionally, congratulations to Tiany Grant, Writer, Oce of Communication and Trevann Thompson, a student, who both had acting roles in the play. Dr. James Busuttil, Director, Master of Laws (LL.M.) Programme, University of London presented on the programme oered through distance education. Nikki Bethell’s Show Featuring COB Airs Sept. 16th Jones Communication Network’s (JCN’s) the Nikki Bethell Show will air on Monday, September 16th at 9:00 p.m. featuring College President Dr. Betsy Vogel-Boze and Dr. Eslyn Jones on the topic, “Higher Education at The College of The Bahamas”. The School of Chemistry, Environmental and Life Sciences will host its rst, Professional Seminar Series, Tuesday, September 24th, 2-3 p.m. Harry C. Moore Library and Information Centre, Auditorium. Presentation by the Royal Bahamas Police Force’s Forensic Unit. Call 302-4240 for more information. SCELS Professional Seminar Series Dr. Veronica Toppin, Assistant Professor, Biology Ms. Tiany Grant Writer, Oce of Communication Ms. Trevann Thompson COB student LL.M and Graduate Programmes Open House Organised by the Oce of Graduate Programmes held informational meetings on Friday and Saturday in Nassau on their upcoming Master of Laws (LL.M), Post Graduate Diploma in Law, Post Graduate Certicate in Laws and the Master of Business Administration degree. Cast of James Catalyn’s Summer Madness 2013 Sta & Student Forums Hosted by President Boze President Boze will be hosting a Student Forum on Thursday, September 19th at Independence Park at 2:30 p.m. and a Sta Forum on Monday, September 23rd at The Harry C. Moore Library Auditorium at 10:00 a.m. UWI’s Seventh Annual Research Day Thursday, September 19th at 6:30 p.m. & Friday, September 20th at 8:30 a.m. COB’s Nursing Auditorium (Grosvenor Close) Advancing the Population’s Health: Shifting the Curve