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Group Title: Dateline : UVI
Title: Dateline : UVI. vol. xii. no. 12.
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Title: Dateline : UVI. vol. xii. no. 12.
Series Title: Dateline : UVI
Physical Description: Serial
Language: English
Creator: University of the Virgin Islands.
Affiliation: University of the Virgin Islands
Publisher: University of the Virgin Islands.
Publication Date: 12/26/2006
Subject: Caribbean   ( lcsh )
Spatial Coverage: North America -- United States Virgin Islands
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    Sliding for the holidays - UVI entrance gets a facelift - Woodworkers shine at first-ever expo
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    Contract allows peers to educate others about HIV/AIDS
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December 14, 2006, vol xii, number 12

Members of the UVI family dance the Electric Slide at
the St. Croix campus Holiday Gala held on Dec. 9 at
Elizabeth s at the Palm. The St. Thomas campus Holi-
day Party was held on Dec. 11 at the Dining Pavilion.

UVI's Entrance Gets a Facelift

Groundskeepers Weston Rivers, left, and Roy "Ibo" Sterrod care
for newly-planted ixoras in front of UVI s St. Thomas campus en-
trance. The plants and soil in front of the University's western
signage were found to be diseased so Grounds Supervisor Ashley
"Ashanti" George had the 75-foot area excavated. It took 10
truckloads of soil, from UVI grounds and from the construction
site of the new Humane Society, to fill in the space. The excava-
tion, backfilling and ,.j.io I,,I of the ixoras were all done in two
days. Ixoras were also replanted in front of the eastern signage.
Colorful mulch forming a U-V-I was added to enhance the aes-
thetics until the ixoras fill out.

Woodworkers Shine

at First-Ever Expo

Bien Brignoni in the beginning stages of making
a vase at a demonstration at the first annual Vir-
gin Islands Woodworkers Expo held Dec. 8 and 9
at the UVI Sports and Fitness Center.

Sometimes the idea comes to him before he touches the
wood, sometimes it comes after. Other times he begins with
one idea and it turns into another. The latter was the case
when Afreekan Southwell created the "Emerging Women"
piece. He had the idea of sculpting a hibiscus out of a four-
foot piece of wood, but the idea to feature five generations of
women emerging out of the hibiscus came later. That detailed
sculpture and several others were on display at the first an-
nual Virgin Islands Woodworkers Expo held Dec. 8 and 9 at
the UVI Sports and Fitness Center. Southwell was one of the
Expo continued on next page

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Dec. 22-Jan. 3 Holiday Break UVI Closed
Jan. 5 Festival Children's Parade STX
Jan. 6 Festival Adult's Parade STX
Jan. 9 New Student Orientation STT/STX
Jan. 11 Classes Begin STT/STX
Jan. 13 Angelique Kidjo-Reichhold STT

Sliding for the Holidays

Contract Allows Peers to Educate Others About HIV/AIDS

The World AIDS Day message was
brief and to-the-point on Dec. 1 at the
University of the Virgin Islands St. Tho-
mas campus Dining Pavilion. Student
Peer Educator (SPE) Tameka Browne
began her presentation without any fan-
fare. She gave the basic history of HIV/
AIDS, spoke about national and local sta-
tistics, then encouraged everyone to be
"The problem isn't about the statis-
tics, but about real people being affected UVI StudentPeer Edz
each day," Browne said. Know your sta- left, and Tameka Bro
information at a Wo
tus and be aware of your actions she said, omato at a o
the St. Thomas camp
standing above an HIV/AIDS informa-
tional poster board. As the SPE leader on the St. Thomas cam-
pus, Browne is accustomed to giving those presentations. Over

Expo Continued

several wood turners whose work was featured at the event
which brought together wood turners from the four Virgin
Some items were decorative, like Southwell's Emerging
Women, others were practical like Albion George's pens and
toothpick holders, while others were both practical and deco-
rative like Carol Spanner's standing mirror in the shape of St.
Thomas and Al Smith's flashlight-shaped clocks.
Attendees were treated to live demonstrations by
Southwell and Bien Brignoni. An estimated 3,000 people at-
tended the two-day event. Next year's expo will be held on
St. Croix.
The expo was sponsored by the UVI Cooperative Exten-
sion Service in partnership with the West Indian Company


the past two years she has made similar
presentations in the dorms, and to Fresh-
man Development Seminar and Personal
Life Skills classes.
The presentations by Browne and
S" other SPEs on both campuses are made
possible though a McFarland and Asso-
ciate, Inc. contract. UVI was recently
awarded another McFarland and Asso-
ciate, Inc. contract to continue the imple-
mentation ofpeer-led class presentations
atorsLatisha Weekes, on HIV/AIDS, substance abuse and
ne discuss HIV/AIDS hepatitis. The two-year contract is in the
d AIDS Day event on
Amount of $85,000 and runs through Sept.
30, 2007. The contract was secured by
Dr. Doris Battiste, St. Thomas campus assoicate campus ex-
ecutive administrator.

Oil lamps by Vegan Ellis
on display at the first an-
nual i rgin Islands Wood-
workers Expo. The lamps
were some of the hun-
dreds ofpieces ofwooden
crafts on display and for
sale at the expo.

Ltd., the V.I. Council on the Arts, the National Endowment
for the Arts, the V.I. Resource, Conservation and Develop-
ment Council, Inc. and the V.I. Department of Agriculture.

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