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Oct. 3, 2002 — The University of the Virgin Islands Bulletin Board issued today includes:

Reichhold Auditions for 'Folk Nativity' Continue Today
The Reichhold Center for the Arts will hold the second of two nights of open auditions for "Folk Nativity: A Caribbean Christmas Musical" at 6 p.m. today. Actors, especially men with a talent for song and dance are needed, according to Reichhold Director David Edgecombe.
"Folk Nativity" will be presented on Nov. 30 and Dec. 1 at 8 p.m. as part of the Reichhold Center's 2002-2003 season. Edgecombe will serve as director and Josephine Thomas-Lewis will be musical director and producer. Interested individuals should contact the Reichhold Center at 693-1550 or Thomas-Lewis at 779-2339.
UVI Site of 'Reading is Fundamental' Book Distribution
The first of three book distributions as part of the U.S. Education Department's "Reading Is Fundamental" campaign will take place at the cafetorium on UVI's St. Croix campus from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 4.
The distribution of books to 180 students from Central High School and the Educational Complex is being funded by a federal grant obtained by UVI professor Valerie Knowles-Combie, chair of the humanities division on the St. Croix campus.
Books to be provided include classics by John Steinbeck, Ernest Hemingway and Toni Morrison. Additional book distributions are planned for early December and February 2003.
Friday's activities will include remarks from St. Croix Chancellor Jennifer Jackson, St. Croix "Reading Is Fundamental" campaign coordinator Zoraida Jacobs, and the principals from the two high schools. For more information call 692-4126.
Tickets Selling Fast for Reichhold Season Opener
Jazz lovers planning to attend the Reichhold Center's season-opening performance by Grammy Award winning saxophonist David Sanborn are encouraged to reserve their tickets soon.
"Tickets are selling fast for the Sanborn show on October 19," said Reichhold marketing manager Dionne Carty Jackson. Tickets are available by calling the Reichhold Center ticket office at 693-1559. Single performance prices for the Sanborn show are $70, $45 and $25. Tickets are also available for the center's seven-show season which runs through May 25, 2003.
Six-week Food Preparation Workshops Offered on St. Croix
Two six-week workshops on food preparation are being offered on St. Croix by the Consumer Sciences Program of UVI's Cooperative Extension Service. Nutrition basics, food safety and baking as well as the preparation of low-cost, healthy snack foods will be the focus of the workshops, according to instructor Miriam Greene.
One workshop will be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays, from 6 to 8:30 p.m., from Oct. 8 through Nov. 14.
The second workshop will be held on Mondays and Wednesdays from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. from Oct. 9 through Nov. 13.
Both workshops will be held in Room 134 of the UVI Research and Extension Center on the St. Croix campus. The workshops are free and open to the public. They will be limited to a total of 20 students each. Contact Greene at 692-4083 or 692-4097 to register.
SBDC Seminar on 'Managing Your Credit' Set Oct. 9 on St. Thomas
UVI's Small Business Development Center (SBDC) and First Bank Virgin Islands, in conjunction with the New Image Foundation Corporation policy board, are offering the second in a series of quarterly financial seminars entitled "Dollars and Sense." The goal is to reach all sectors of the community concerning personal finances and planning for the future.
The second seminar, "Managing Your Credit," will be held Wednesday, Oct. 9, from 6 to 8 p.m., at the SBDC Training Facility at the Nisky Center (Suite 720). First Bank community development officer Karen Sprauve will present the seminar. The fee is $5. For more information and to register, contact the New Image Foundation Corporation at 777-8883.
Oct. 11 Is Deadline to Register for CLEP Testing on St. Thomas
Friday, Oct. 11, is the deadline to register to take College Level Examination Program (CLEP) tests that are scheduled on UVI's St. Thomas campus on Oct. 31.
CLEP tests are available in a wide range of subjects, including but not limited to Spanish, French, history, accounting, business administration, computer information systems, chemistry, literature, math, economics and sociology.
CLEP test administration will take place in Classroom Administration (CA) Building room 101. The cost for the test is $50 (payable by check or money order to "CLEP). A processing fee of $15 (payable by check or money order to "UVI") will also be charged.
To register for a CLEP test visit UVI's Division of Enrollment Management office located on the second floor of the CA Building. For more information call 693-1152.
'Fill the Fitness Center' Is Goal for Bucs' Volleyball Opener
UVI's Athletics Department is hoping to "Fill the Fitness Center" when the Bucs volleyball squads open their 2002-2003 home season with matches against the University of Puerto Rico-Metropolidad at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 11, and Saturday, Oct. 12.
The entire university community is challenged to come out to the Sports and Fitness Center and show support for the Bucs. To attract a big crowd, the athletics department will give free UVI t-shirts to all members of the group mustering the largest contingent at the matches.
Individuals representing dormitories, fraternities, sororities, clubs and university offices are eligible. Admission to the matches is free. Members of the various groups participating will be asked to sign in for their group as they enter the Sports and Fitness Center.
The women's squad will open Friday's action with games starting at 6:30 p.m. The men's matches will follow at approximately 8 p.m. The Bucs opened their season on the road with weekend matches on Sept. 20 and 21, and Sept. 27 and 28. They play again in Puerto Rico on Oct. 4 and 5, taking on the University of Puerto Rico-Aguadilla at Aguadilla.
Following the Buc's home opener, a tramp through the St. Thomas campus is planned. The tramp, which is being organized by resident assistants, is expected to start at about midnight. "Showdown Band" will provide the music. For more information on the tramp call 693-1110.
Music Department to Hold Fall Concert Oct. 12
The UVI music department will present its annual fall semester concert entitled "Christ on Li'l Broadway," at 8 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 12, at Christ Church Methodist, at Rothschild Francis Market Square on St. Thomas. Performing will be the university's premier concert band, under the direction of professor Austin A. Venzen, and UVI's all-male singing group, the "Men's Glee Club." A number of guest artists from St. Thomas schools will also perform.
Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for children and are available at the UVI Bookstore, the humanities office and from UVI band members.
SGA to Celebrate Diversity with Sharing of Cultural Foods
Friday, Oct. 4, is the deadline to sign up as a participant in the "Taste of Friendship" celebration of diversity planned for Monday, Oct. 14, by the Student Government Association and student activities office on UVI's St. Thomas campus.
The program is designed to launch a "Celebrate Diversity and Our Common Heritage" program at UVI.
It will feature a variety of cultural food dishes and run from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the cafeteria. Faculty, staff and students are invited to contribute a cultural dish and/or participate in a table presentation. To sign up for participation contact the student activities office at 693-1111.
For more on the University of the Virgin Islands, visit the website at www.uvi.edu.
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