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May-June 2010

Volume 10, Issue 4

Online Registration Pilot
During the April 2010 early registration period, UB piloted its
online registration process. At that time, only students in pro-
grams offered at the Faculty of Nursing, Allied Health and So-
cial Work (FNAHSW) were able to register online, while all
other students followed the regular procedures. Students in the
other three faculties will be able to register online during the
registration period in August 2010. UB emphasizes that this is
only a pilot project and therefore any bugs that occurred during
the pilot are being worked upon. Student users were asked to
send comments to xensupport@,ub.edu.bz or to the Registrar's
Office at 822-3680 ext. 208.

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UB Launches Student Corps

Safety and security is on everyone's mind
these days and the University of Belize feels
no differently. On April 14 inside the Jaguar
Auditorium, UB launched its Student Corps
with the objective of enhancing public safety
and security on campus grounds. Guest
speaker was Hon. Carlos Perdomo, Minister
of National Security. One of the primary
functions of the UB Student Corps is to dis-
seminate information to the student body on
the issue of security. Additional functions in-
clude the gathering of information on cam-
Front row middle: Hon Carlos Perdomo, Minister of Na- pus of security threats, criminal activities,
tional Security and President Santos Mahung surrounded by and gang or drug activities that may pose a
police officers and UB Student Corps members threat to the university community. Monitor-
ing of vandalism to university property and assisting with the university's escort service for
night time students are also functions of the Corps. The UB Student Corps is organized by Mr.
Michael Gutierrez, Director of Public Safety, in conjunction with the UB Association of Stu-
dent Governments. Members are currently enrolled UB students who receive basic training.

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5th WELLNESS FAIR a Huge Success!

UB's Department of Student Affairs in collaboration with the Minis-
try of Health and Agriculture held its 5th Annual Wellness Fair on
May 5 from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm at the UB Belmopan cam-
pus. Kudos to Coordinator Sharon Palacio and her team, which this
year included two ministries, health and agriculture! The theme for
this year's fair was "For Health and Strength-Aal a wi da wan."
FREE Services at the WELLNESS FAIR included a range of tests
from the Ministry of Health (glucose, blood pressure, voluntary
counseling and testing for HIV, TB test, flu shot, pap smear) infor-
mation on parasites control, dental health, vector control, mental
health, public health Food Handlers Certificate Program, and more).
Also on campus were representatives from PAHO providing Body
Mass Index and information on organic foods, the Ministry of Agri-
culture, UB's Faculty of Nursing, Allied Health and Social Work,
the National Blood Transfusion Service conducting its blood drive,
Courts Belize Ltd. showcasing fitness equipment, the Christian Fel-
lowship Club & others! Also in attendance was His Excellency Sir
Colville Young, President Dr. Mahung & Provost Dr. Hoare.

L: Osh Mul Kah Women's Group of San Antonio, Cayo had healthy food, along with several other health
food booths. C: UB's Giovanni Pinelo gets pressure checked R: Lecturer Lily Mahung tries Courts' equip.

On March 24, the President of the UB Association
of Student Governments (ASG), Stephen Sho, vis-
ited UB's Toledo Campus to meet with the SG
members and students of that campus. The focus of
the visit was part of the SG's recruitment campaign
for the new UB Student Corp (See story on page 1).
During the visit, on behalf of the Belmopan Student
Government, Sho also handed over 6 standing fans
and 2 footballs, which were received by Osvaldo
Pau, Sec.of Sport, UB-Toledo.

Above: Members of the Toledo SG meet with President Stephen
Right: The ASG president, Stephen Sho, is also a member of the
Black Jaguars football team that did so well in Tegucigalpa. To
the right, he is holding the purple and yellow-gold UB flag at the

Dr. Martin Cuellar,
Guest Speaker

During Wellness Fair, the
UB Black Jaguars were rec-
ognized for their outstanding
performance at the Central
American University Games.
Gold winning UB athletics
students of the Central Amer-
ica Games held in Panama,
students Tricia Flores and
Kaina Martinez, were also
recognized. full story o
pg 4.)

Above: Kudos to
ASG Senator of
Windell Lemoth
for his leading
role in honoring
UB student ath-
letes during the
May 5 Wellness

Upcoming: Student Government Elections & the Annual Mr. & Ms. UB pageant- Results of
the SG election and the winners of the pageant will be posted in the August UB Bulletin.

i EARTH DAY 2010: FST and
EARTH DAY Student Committee
"Promoting a Green Today for a Greener Tomorrow." That was the theme of
Earth Day 2010. UB's Faculty of Science and Technology (FST) held the annual
S EARTH DAY FAIR on April 22 at the Belmopan Campus. The day's events in-
cluded a Green Outfit Competition, made from recycled material, and a Poster
Competition for primary, secondary, and tertiary students. At the fair UB took the
opportunity to launch a Green Business Competition in cooperation with BTB,
BTIA, and BHA. Winners will be announced at the June BETEX expo, and inter-
ested businesses can contact Eden Garcia at egarcia@ub.edu.bz. UB thanks the
many organizations who were at its EARTH DAY FAIR 2010, including sur-
rounding schools, UB's Environmental Club, Belize Audubon Society, the Forestry Department, PACT and others who
all promoted managing and protecting our Belizean natural resources! Of note was that a Paper Recycling Program was
promoted. BIG Kudos to the FST, the Earth Day 2010 student committee, the
UB Environmental Club and surrounding schools! Kudos to Chair Juliane Pa-
sos, Jair Valladarez, Eden Garcia, Cecy Castillo, Betty Cheng and all!

UI Choira Mother's Day Concert
On May 5 the Jaguar Auditorium came alive as the UB Choir raised voices in
melodious singing for A Mother's Day Concert. Big kudos to Choir Director,
UB's Dr. Leopold Perriott, Manager, UB's Dr. Jean Perriott, and Catherine
DeRenzies for musical accompaniment. The choir, which was formed in 2008,
has already made appearances at universities in Mexico and in Belize. The
Choir meets Wednesdays for rehearsals but also meets in sections as often as
possible. It is currently preparing for UB's June 2010 graduation.

UB Facilitates Regional Fisheries Workshop
Members of UB's Faculty of Management and Social Sciences (FMSS) were the lead presenters
at a regional workshop hosted by the Caribbean Regional Fisheries Mechanism (CRFM) entitled
"Leadership Training Workshop for Heads of Fisheries Department/Divisions in CARICOM"
held April 25-30 at the Princess Hotel in Belize City. The overall development goal of this ca-
pacity building, interactive workshop was to enhance the contribution of fisheries to socio-
economic development and achieve a better quality and standard of life for fisher folk and
coastal communities through sustainable development, management and conservation of the
fisheries resources. Heads of the national fisheries authorities of the CRFM member states were
equipped with the knowledge and skills to provide high quality leadership in their organizations.
Participants represented 19 nations. Presenters from UB were Bernard Watler, Dr Vincent Pala-
cio, Sharette Yearwood, Melanie Simmons, Dr Jean Perriott, Eda Arzu, Sylvia Cattouse, and
LeRoy Almendarez. Presentations covered a range of leadership topics: Leading organizational
change, change management, social responsibility and stakeholders analysis, leading cross
functional teams, goals/performance, cooperation/networking, coaching, building excellence,
leading versus managing, motivation, and personality and personality traits. In the words of one
participant, "The presentations by UB were excellent examples of the importance of looking
within the region for expertise. We need to utilize more the expertise that we have at UWI, UB
and other regional institutions"(CRFM representative, Eastern Caribbean). UB's involvement Above L- R: Admissions Coordinator
in this collaboration started in 2009 when UB's Bernard Watler and CRFM's deputy director Andrea Middleton and Assistant Pro-
Milton Houghton visited counterparts in Iceland. UB subsequently signed an MOU with the vost Dr. Cynthia Thompson proudly
partners (CRFM Secretariat, United Nations University-Fisheries Training Program (UNU- showcase delicious UB-Central Farm
FTP), and the University of Akuyreri, Iceland (UA); UWI Cave Hill Campus) The workshop honey at UB's booth! UBAA and
was done through a grant awarded to CRFM by the Island Growth Initiative Fund of Iceland. Black Jaguars players also were at the
booth (see page 4)

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

SILVER for UB Black Jaguars B-Ball; Football's First Venture Does UB and Belize Proud?

UB Black Jaguars Final Scores: Basketball captured
SILVER at April 29's games against the University of the
Dominican Republic. UB went down in a score of 101-
79. The UB Black Jaguars b-ball team was defending its
GOLD win in Costa Rica/2007. UB is proud of its Black
Jaguars and congratulates managers, coaches and team
members! The UB Black Jaguars Football team also did
UB and Belize Proud, capturing a place in the medals
playoffs on April 29. UB lost 5 0 against the University
of Costa Rica. The UB Black Jaguars football team, a
relatively new sport segment of UB's Sports and Recrea-
tion Department formed in mid-2008, has been preparing
over the past 2 years for its first big entrance on the world stage at this 2010 Central American University games. Considering the
team was up against Central American universities, in countries known for being BIG on football, the UB Black Jaguars football
team's placement in the semifinals for a shot at the bronze is big time news! Congratulations team! UB welcomes back its Black Jag-
uars teams! CONGRATULATIONS! To get to the semifinals: On April 24, the UB Black Jaguars football team won 2 1 against
Honduras. On Sunday, April 25, the UB team drew against Costa Rica. Monday, April 26, UB's football team won 3 2 against Uni-
versidad Nacional Agraria de Nicaragua. UB also won the JUEGOS LIMPIOS trophy! On April 25, the UB Black Jaguars basket-
ball team won 88 50 against Instituto Tecnologico de Costa Rica. On April 26, the team won again, this time 89 28, against Uni-
versidad Nacional Autonoma de Honduras. On April 27, UB Basketball lost by 1 point (61-62) against the Dominican Republic.
TekRep Intl. assisted Kaina. Ministry of Sports
assisted Tricia and Mark.

L-R: Tricia Flores, Kaina Martinez, Mark Anderson. UB's L-R: Media personality Armin Arana L-R: Football's Coach Paul Morgan
female athletics students brought back gold from the Cen- interviewing B-Ball Coach Kevin and Manager Ian Sangster at the UB
tral America Games/Panama. Mark placed well. Congrats! Siroki and Darren Bovell at UB's Award Presentation Ceremony
booth at the Agric Show
UB Black Jaguars Basketball Coach is Kevin Siroki & Asst. Coach is Darren Bovell.
B-Ball Players are the following students: 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
A Manager Ian Sangster; Coach Paul Morgan. Players are the following: Shane Arm-
strong, Marco Ayala, David Borland, Modesto Cal, Lisbey Castillo, Lance Jacobs, Philip
Lewis, Danilo Marcillio, Collin Moody, Normon Elington, Zebedee Moore, Daniel
Padilla, James N. Petillo, Duane Sampson, Benedicto Yatz, Kaylon Young, Garreth Ber-
mudez and goal keeper Franklin Polonio. ASG President Stephen Sho accompanied the
team as well. GO UB BLACK JAGUARS GO!
UB's President Dr. Santos Mahung
addressing the athletes at UB's Well- ATLIB Softball Nationals
ness Fair. Dr. Mahung congratulated In the ATLIB softball 2010 tournament held on April 24, the UB boys lost to SJC
UB's sports crew for keeping UB on
the regional sporting map. boys 8 runs to 4, thus placing second. The UB female team WON by most runs in the
last inning against Ecumenical Junior College, breaking the 6 to 6 tie! Go UB Go!

Faculty and Departmental News

New Provost Appointed
Dr. Ismael Hoare is UB's new Provost. He is the former UB Dean of the Fac-
ulty of Nursing, Allied Health and Social Work and brings years of educa-
tional and administrative experience to the position. Dr. Hoare holds a Ph.D.
in Public Health from the University of South Florida, where on March 30 of
this year he was a presenter at that university's College of Public Health
Dean's Lecture Series. Dr. Hoare's dissertation research was on motor vehi-
Dr. Ismael Hoare, Provost cle crashes in Belize and the attitudinal factors related to this.
Dr. Ismael Hoare, Provost

Academic Council Meeting #14
The Provost chaired the 14th meeting of Academic Council held on April 28. As usual,
deans and academic department heads were in attendance and provided updates on fac-
ulty activities. In particular, ACM#14 addressed the following matters: the status of the
revised manual for Promotions and Tenure and of the Faculty and Staff Handbook; qual-
ity assurance matters, especially with the General Education Core and upcoming syllabus
writing workshops; the establishment of a protocol for accessing research funds; the
timeframe for upcoming program reviews; UB's new course numbering system, and
other matters. The "Decisions Made" bulletin based on ACM#14's draft minutes, will be
circulated via deans/ heads to all faculty before the next meeting, scheduled for May 26.

Hertha Gentle, HR Director

EDULINK is an EU funded initiat
of which UB is a partner along w
UWI and 8 other universities of Ai
can, Caribbean and Pacific (AC
countries. It is still in the process
full implementation; thus far, disc
sions with UB have centered on
* marine research
* graduate program develop-
ment in marine studies
* terrestrial studies
The UB contact for EDULINK
Sylvia Cattouse, and she can be c
tacted at scattouse@ub.edu.bz

Thippi Thiagarajan, FST's
Dean and Rose Modera,
RLC's Director

Welcome to Human Resources Director

UB welcomes its new Human Resources Director, Hertha Gentle. Ms. Gentle
holds a Master's degree in Labor Economics with Human Resource Manage-
ment. She took up office on May 3; before joining UB, Ms. Gentle worked with
the Ministry of Labor. Additionally, she has taught on a part-time basis at the
tertiary level in the areas of Labor Law and Human Resources. Ms. Gentle is
married, with two sons.

Acting Director of Physical Plant
e Ulric Usher, former Physical Plant super-
ith visor at the Bz City campus, has taken up
fi- appointment as the Acting Physical Plant
P) Director, based in Belmopan. He is in
of charge of infrastructure maintenance at
all UB campuses, and works with a team
the of supervisors and crew. His office is lo-
cated at Room 141, RLC. Building, Bel-
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UB will be showcasing its NEW undergraduate graduation gown at its June 2010 graduation! It
is expected that full use of the new gown will be at the June 2011 graduation. (See April's UB Bulle-
tin for design winners.) The August 2010 UB BULLETIN will showcase the June 2010 graduation and gown sample.


Once again this year, UB joined the team working with the newly formed
Belize Book Industry Association (BBIA) to take part in BOOK WEEK ac-
tivities from April 21- 24. The lead UB offices in this regard were the UB
Library and the UB Bookstore. Highlights of the week included the Image
Factory's exhibition on "The History of Publishing in Belize," a publishers'
display, sessions from IAN RANDALL (IRP) publishers and others, Panel
discussion on Belize's copyright law, and panel discussion on "The Future
of Books." This session looked at the future of the printed book as it is dis-
placed by new technologies. During the week UB's Chief Librarian moder-
L-R: Publishers Montserat Casademunt ated, as did lecturer Amado Chan who also presented; other speakers were
of Belize and Ian Randall of Jamaica
f B e a I R o J Yasser Musa and Ian Randle of IRP, Jamaica. Panelists at other sessions
were Nyasha Laing (moderator), BELIPO representative, writer and jour-
nalist Adele Ramos, Dr. Jaime Awe. Cubola/RRO, and Belize's Chief Li-
brarian Joy Ysaguirre. In Bz City, following another official ceremony for
Book Week at the Bliss Institute, the launch of two books and a literary eve-
ning occurred. On April 23 from 1:00 7 :00p.m. and on April 24 a
TEXTBOOK WRITING WORKSHOP was held. NICH generously con-
tributed $3000 towards workshop fees and so the participant cost was able
to be kept to $100. The workshop looked at the process of textbook writing
and publishing and focused on skills development A book fair on Saturday
and outdoor family fun outside the Bliss Institute featured Pantempters,
Dean of UB's Faculty of Education & Arts, book exchanges (bring one and take one!) and much more!
Dr. Wilma Wright (in yellow and black), was
guest speaker at the Bmp ceremony. La Voz Latina
UB's Jaguar Auditorium came alive
with the 4th La Voz Latina de Belice
on April 21st. The guest speaker was
Provost Dr. Ismael Hoare. In his ad-
dress Dr. Hoare said that our culture
can be strong not weak; consistent
not varied; it can facilitate institu-
tional development and effectiveness,
not inhibit it. He went on to say that
that our University culture ought to
be the fabric that binds us together in
our goal to improve the economic,
social, educational, cultural and po-
litical life in our country. The audi-
ence enjoyed an afternoon of poetry,
music and short stories. Guests par-
ticipants were: Ludwig Palacio, Os-
mer Balam (our colleague at RLC),
Carmen Carrillo, Leo Obando,
Dolores Lin, Mariachi Los Halcones,
L-R: Amado Chan, Dolores Lin, Provost Dr. Ismael Hoare, David Ruiz Puga, David Ruiz Puga and UB lecturer
Carmen Carillo, and Ludwig Palacio. Maraichi members are in the background. Amado Chan. Amado was the key
La Voz Latina's purpose is to promote and celebrate the rich Latin music, writ- organizer and UB says kudos to him!
ings and other aspects of the Latin culture in Belize.

The United Nations has declared 2010 as the YEAR OF THE NURSE! To celebrate this, UB's 3rd
Year Nursing students held a conference on current issues at UB's Jaguar Auditorium on May 10.
The purpose of the conference was to provide a platform for practicing nurses and student nurses to
share and communicate on ethical issues impacting
Pediatric Nurses the nursing profession in Belize and to promote
on the Move Too! nursing networking through education. Current issues
discussed were the following: Ethical principles, prac-
tices related to technology, health changes and chal-
lenges, enabling patient empowerment, practices re- DvCE of te ntonl
lated to patient staff determination, and issues regard- ouncil of Nurses,
ing politics, socioeconomics, the law, gender and sent greetings.
transcultural and scholarship issues. Participants earned 4 hours con-
tinuing education accredited by N.M.C.B.
It is also noted that the Pediatric Nursing Class (NURS 111) con-
tributed to March's Child Stimulation Month. As part of the celebration
lecturer Isabel Bennett and a class of 23 practical nurses visited UB's
Early Childhood Education Stimulation Center in appreciating the child
as a holistic individual, observing the growth and development of the
specific age group and understanding the importance of play when car-
Above: Ms. Isabel Bennett and the UB-NURS 111 ing for a healthy or sick child. Pediatric nursing requires knowledge of
Pediatric Nursing class. normal psychomotor, psychosocial, and cognitive growth and development,
as well as of the health problems and needs of children, ages 0 to 17 yrs.
Preventive care and anticipatory guidance are integral to the practice of pediatric nursing. Students are looking for-
ward to fostering and developing their support to the UB Early Childhood Education Stimulation Center!
History & Anthropology Dept. Holds Maya Glyphs Workshop

Kudos to Coordinator Cesar Ross and the UB History and Anthropo-
logy team of the Faculty of Education and Arts for organizing and
executing a successful lecture May 6 on Maya Glyphs. There was
a turn out of approximately 120 UB students and guests from NICH,
Institute of Social and Cultural Research and the Maya Institute of
Belize attending the workshop on "Reading Maya Glyphs and the An-
cient Calendar." It was presented by Dr. Bruce Love in conjunction
with UB's History and Anthropology Program. Dr. Bruce Love is an
anthropologist who got his training at UCLA (University of Califor-
nia, Los Angeles). Dr Love came with a wealth of knowledge, having
been a Director of the Archaeological Research Unit of the Depart-
ment of Anthropology at UCLA followed by University of California,
Riverside. He also spent many years as president of an archaeological
and historical consulting firm in Southern California, CRM TECH.
His visit to UB's campus followed workshops in Guatemala and Mex-
ico for an NGO 'Friends of the Mayas.' Students got an opportunity
to see and read Maya glyphs and also to understand the 2012
"phenomenon" through reading of the Ancient Calendar using the
Long Count system. L-R: Cesar Ross & Dr. Bruce Love

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Calendar of Events
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@Agric Fair

2 UB 3 4- 5 5th annual 6 Maya 7- 8
Booth at WELLNESS FAIR, Glyphs Work-
Agric Fair Bmp campus, 9-4 shop, Jaguar, 9-
11 a.m.

9 10 -3rd Yr. Stu- 11 -UB 12 UB's Early 13-Stress Man- 14-Lastclass 15-Mr. &
dent Nurses' con- Toledo; Childhood display to agement Activi- day, Semes. 2 Ms. UB Stu-
ference, Jaguar, 9- Ethics mark Education ties, Bmp cam- -Last day to dent Pageant
2 and Nurses' Por- panel Week, Bmp pus resign from
traits -Bz City FMSS -Early Child- UB
-Bmp SG elections campus: Social hood Display
Work & partners; continues
HIV testing

16 17Exams 18 19Exams 20Exams 21Exams 22Exams

23 24 Holiday 25 Last 26 Students: 27 28 29UBAA
day of Summer vacation Annual Gen-
exams begins eral Meeting

30 31Deans turn in
grades to Regis-
trar's Office

June 2010

1 2 3 4 5

6 7 Grade reports 8 9 10 11 12
available to stu-
dents in the Regis-
trar's Office

13 14- 15- 16 17 18 19 Graduation:
for Bmp, CF,
and Bz City,
10 a.m., at
UB's Gym
20 21Faculty vacation 22 23 -Graduation: June 23-27: BETEX (tourism expo): Winner/
Gradua- begins UB's Early Child- s of UB's GREEN BUSINESS COMPETION
tion, hood Ctr's will be judged during this expo.
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