Nov. 7, 2002 — The University of the Virgin Islands Bulletin Board issued today includes:
Spring 2003 Semester Advisement and Registration
Advisement and registration for UVI's spring 2003 semester is being conducted from Monday, Nov. 4, through Wednesday, Nov. 13.
Spring 2003 class schedules may be accessed via UVI web pages at:
— St. Croix – cac.uvi.edu/sched/sp2003/cindex.html
— St. Thomas – cac.uvi.edu/sched/sp2003/tindex.html.
For more information, on St. Thomas call 693-1160 or on St. Croix 692-4158.
Seminar: Starting a Business in the Virgin Islands
UVI's Small Business Development Center (SBDC) will offer a seminar titled "Checklist for Starting A Business in the Virgin Islands" at 6:30 p.m. today (Thursday, Nov. 7), at the SBDC Training Facility at Nisky Center on St. Thomas. Admission is $20. A $5 discount is available for those who preregister. Admission for UVI faculty, staff and students is free. They must, however, preregister.
Also, during the month of November, veterans of the U.S. armed forces may attend SBDC seminars at no cost. They must preregister and show proof of status as veterans. For more information call 776-3206.
UVI Hosting Symposium on Senepol Cattle on St. Croix
A research symposium on Senepol cattle will be held on UVI's St. Croix campus Friday and Saturday, Nov. 8 and 9. More than 60 cattle researchers and producers from the Caribbean, Central and South America have registered for the symposium, which will provide scientific information about the Senepol breed, a breed developed on St. Croix. Dr. Robert Godfrey, assistant director of UVI's animal science program, said the Senepol breed is recognized for its ability to thrive and reproduce in a tropical climate.
To register or obtain information about the Senepol symposium, call Godfrey at 692-4042.
Meeting Set for School Agriculture Activity of
2002 Agriculture and Food Fair
A mandatory meeting for all teachers and participants in the school agriculture activity of the annual St. Thomas-St. John Agriculture and Food is scheduled for 3 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 12, at the UVI Marine Science Center. For details contact Jacquel Dawson at 693-1380.
The 2002 St. Thomas-St. John Agriculture and Food Fair is planned for Nov. 23 and 24 on the grounds of UVI's Reichhold Center for the Arts. This year's theme is "Support Agriculture: Eat What You Grow."
English Proficiency Exam Set Nov. 14, Sign-up Deadline Nov. 8
Friday, Nov. 8, is the sign-up deadline for students interested in taking the English Proficiency Examinations scheduled on UVI's St. Thomas and St. Croix campuses for 8:30 a.m. on Nov. 14. No walk-ins will be allowed.
On St. Thomas, registration is offered at the Enrollment Management Office on the second floor of the CA Building. For details call Lornetta Prince at 693-1152.
On St. Croix, registration is offered at the Academic Services Office in the Evans Center 811. For details contact Francisca Barry at 692-4103.
UVI Choir and Jazz Ensemble Plan Joint Concert
UVI's Humanities Division will present a joint concert at 8 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 9, featuring the University's Jazz Ensemble and Concert Choir. The concert will be presented in the cafeteria on the St. Thomas campus. Martin J. Lamkin will direct the Jazz Ensemble. Elvira O. Green will direct the UVI Choir.
General admission is $6. Tickets can be purchased on the St. Thomas campus at the UVI Bookstore, UVI Humanities Division, and from Jazz Ensemble members.
UVI Will Be Closed for Veterans Day, Monday, Nov. 11
Both UVI campuses will be closed on Monday, Nov. 11, in observance of Veterans Day.
Power Outage Planned Monday, Nov. 11, on St. Thomas Campus
The Capital Projects office on UVI's St. Thomas campus has announced that on Monday, Nov. 11, portions of the St. Thomas campus will undergo a power outage that is required to allow completion of the final phase of the underground electrical upgrading. The outage is expected to last approximately three hours, beginning at 9 a.m.
Buildings which will be affected include:
New House – Extension Services
Penha House (has its own generator)
Sports and Fitness Center – (has its own generator)
Harvey Center – (has its own generator)
Marine Science Center – (has its own generator)
A department spokesperson thanked the University community for its cooperation and apologized in advance for any inconvenience this may cause. Call Capital Projects at 693-1504 if there are any major problems with this schedule.
Virgin Gorda Excursion Planned for Veterans Day
The UVI community is invited to explore Virgin Gorda on Veterans Day, Monday, Nov. 11. The Student Activities Office on St. Thomas is organizing the excursion. It will include an island tour, swimming at the Baths and passage on the air-conditioned M/V Peacemaker ferry. The cost is $55 faculty and staff, $40 for students, and $60 for guests of faculty, staff or students. Cost includes transportation from the St. Thomas campus, boat transportation, ground transportation on Virgin Gorda, lunch and entertainment. Call 693-1111 for more information. Boat capacity is 150, so seats are limited.
The boat will depart from the Tortola wharf on the Charlotte Amalie Waterfront at 8:30 a.m. and will return at 5 p.m. Campus transport will leave from Student Affairs Office at 7:30 a.m. and will return after 5 p.m.
Passports are the best form of identification to carry. U.S. citizens can travel on birth certificate and UVI picture ID.
The British Virgin Islands has a policy of not admitting Rastafarians or persons wearing dreadlocks who are non-BVIslanders. However, the Student Activities Office has made arrangements to have persons who wear locks to participate in this trip by presenting their names and passport numbers to the BVI authorities in advance. Direct questions to the Student Activities Office at 693-1111.
UVI Offers Calypsocise Classes Beginning Nov. 12
UVI's Education Division will offer a series of exercises classes dubbed
"Calypsocise" beginning Tuesday, Nov. 12, at the Sports and Fitness Center on the St. Thomas campus. Classes will run from 5:50 p.m. to 6:50 p.m. on four days per week — Mondays through Thursdays — through the end of the fall semester. Classes will be taught by fitness professor Elridge Blake.
Funds generated from class fees will go to benefit the American Red Cross and the Humane Society of St. Thomas. Classes cost $1 per session for members of the Red Cross or Humane Society. For non-members, class fees are $5 per session (or $15 for the four-session week). For details call 693-1198.
Individuals are advised to check with their doctors before beginning physical activities.
UVI Continues Volleyball Clinics for Elementary School Children
UVI's Education Division has planned two additional volleyball clinics in the series being offered for V.I. elementary school children. Sessions are planned for 3 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 13, and Monday, Nov. 18, at the Sports and Fitness Center on the St. Thomas campus.
Overhead passing will be the focus of the first clinic, spiking will be taken up during the second clinic. Teaching will run from 3:10 to 4:10 p.m. each day. The free clinics will be taught by UVI professor Elridge Blake, a volleyball coach with 33 years of experience, including 25 years as coach for the UVI Buccaneers teams. For details call 693-1198.
UVI Little Theatre to Present "The Dancing Mice"
Tickets are on sale now for the UVI Little Theatre's fall presentation of "The Dancing Mice," a play by Pulitzer Prize-winning author John Patrick. The play will run for two weekends, Nov. 15-17 and 22-24. Show time is 8 p.m. Tickets are $5 for st
udents and $10 for adults. Tickets are available at the Humanities Building and UVI Bookstore on the St. Thomas campus, and at Nisky Pharmacy and Dockside Bookstore. The UVI Little Theatre is located on the second floor of the CA building on the St. Thomas campus. For details call Dr. Rosary Harper at 693-1354.
UVI Community Invited to Join UVI Troupe for 2003 Crucian Festival
UVI students, faculty and staff are invited to join in the UVI Troupe that will participate in Crucian 2003 Festival Parade on Jan. 4. The deadline to register with the UVI Troupe is Friday, Nov. 27. Fees are $50 for students, and $80 for staff and faculty members. Participants will receive a costume, a festival T-shirt and refreshments during the parade and a party the following day. For more information call 692-4110, 692-4117 or 692-4134.
WNET Roundtable Slated Nov. 20 at Nisky Center
Business owners and potential entrepreneurs are invited to a meeting of the WNET Roundtable from noon to 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 20, at UVI's Small Business Development Center Training Facility, at Nisky Center. SBDC State Director Warren T. Bush will be the featured speaker. He will address the art of negotiating leases and contracts.
WNET (the Womens Entrepreneurial Network) is a national program sponsored by the U.S. Small Business Administration. It is co-sponsored locally by New Image Foundation Corporation and UVI's SBDC. Cost for the meeting, which includes hors d'oeuvres is $15 for those who "e-register" and $20 at the door (cost includes hors d'oeuvres). RSVP by calling 777-8883; Fax (340)-777-5486; or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more on the University of the Virgin Islands, visit the website at www.uvi.edu.
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