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Feb. 4, 2003 – The University of the Virgin Islands Bulletin Board issued Feb. 3 has these announcements:

February 7 Registration Deadline Set for All Prospective 2003 Graduates
Friday, Feb. 7, is the deadline for all prospective 2003 UVI graduates to apply for graduation. For more information on St. Croix contact the academic services office at 692-4158. On the St. Thomas campus, students apply for graduation at the Registrar's office.
St. Thomas Campus Financial Aid Resource Center Opens February 4
A new Financial Aid Resource Center for students opens this week with grand opening activities and several open house sessions, on UVI's St. Thomas campus, according to financial aid supervisor Ardrina Scott-Elliott. The center, located in Rouppe House (on the second floor of the financial aid and counseling and placement office), will provide students with counseling and computer access to allow the electronic filing of financial aid requests. Regular hours for the center will be from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.
A grand opening and ribbon cutting ceremonies for the center are planned from 10 a.m to noon on Tuesday, Feb. 4. UVI administrators, faculty and staff are invited.
Other opening week activities are as follows:
— Wednesday, Feb. 5 – Open house for students: 9 a.m. to noon and 1 to 4 p.m.
— Thursday, Feb. 6 – On-campus workshop for students: 2 to 4 p.m. Financial aid personnel will provide assistance to UVI students in completing applications for financial assistance for the 2003-2004 school year.
— Thursday, Feb. 6 – Financial Aid Night at Ivanna Eudora Kean High School: 6 to 8 p.m.
— Friday, Feb. 7 – Open house for students: 1 to 4 p.m.
For more information contact the Financial Aid Office at 693-1090.
Free Flu Shot Clinic Rescheduled to February 6 on St. Thomas Campus
A free flu shot program on UVI's St. Thomas campus, offered through the V.I. Health Department's Immunization Clinic Outreach Program, has been rescheduled to 1 to 3 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 6. The program will provide free flu shots to students, staff and faculty members at the campus Health Center Services office. Individuals interested in participating should contact the Health Center at extension 1124 or Zaida Castro at extension 1120.
Bioethics Seminars Scheduled at UVI February 6 and 7
Two seminars on bioethics will be presented this week at UVI by Father Kevin Wildes. Wildes is the associate director of the Kennedy Institute of Ethics and an associate professor in the Philosophy Department at Georgetown University.
The seminars, which are free and open to the public as well as students and the University community, are scheduled for Thursday and Friday, Feb. 6-7.
Fr. Wildes will present the following: Feb. 6, 1-2 p.m.: "From Medical Ethics to Bioethics: The Transformation of Medicine and Health Care" in Room 101 of the Teacher Education Building on the St. Thomas campus. The session will be videoconferenced to Evans Center Room 713 on the St. Croix campus.
Feb. 7, noon-1 p.m.: "Living with Limits: The Challenge of Technology in Contemporary Medicine" in Business Education room 110 on the St. Thomas campus. The session will be videoconferenced to Evans Center room 401 on the St. Croix campus.
The seminars are offered under the auspices of UVI's Minority Access to Research Careers grant from the National Institutes of Health. For more information contact Dr. Robert Stolz at 693-1231.
RIF Program Books Presented to 180 Students on St. Croix
UVI's St. Croix campus library will join the university's Humanities Division for the third and final distribution of books provided through the Reading Is Fundamental (RIF) program. The library, as a partner in the Reading Campaign launched by the V.I. Education Department, is using this medium to promote reading.
The book distribution will be held from 9 to 11 a.m. on Friday, Feb. 7, in the cafetorium on the St. Croix campus. Some 180 students from the St. Croix Central High School and the St. Croix Educational Complex will be provided with books. The program will include an introduction by St. Croix Chancellor Jennifer Jackson, comments by Judith Rogers of the St. Croix campus library and Dr. Valerie Combie of the Humanities Division, and presentations by Reichhold Center director David Edgecombe, Marvin Williams of the Humanities Division and various students.
For additional information, contact Rogers at 692-4132 or Combie at 692-4126.

CLE – Computer Literacy Exam – Dates Posted for St. Thomas Campus
The spring 2003 dates when computer literacy Exams will be offered on the St. Thomas campus has been posted on the UVI Web site, under the "Academics" section. The direct link to the listing is here.
The next exams are Friday, Feb. 14 and Thursday, Feb. 27. Exams will be administered in rooms 101 or 103 of the CA Building. Sign-up sheets for those interested are available in the Registrar's office from noon to 2 p.m. on weekdays and from 9 to 11 a.m. on Saturdays.
Food! Food! Food! – Cooked Dishes Needed for Afternoon on the Green
Cooks interested in providing dishes for Afternoon on the Green, set for Sunday, March 9, on the golf course of the St. Thomas campus, are being sought. As UVI's annual food, family and fun event, Afternoon on the Green will feature food from around the world. This year's theme is "Inaugural Kallaloo." Volunteer food servers with health cards are needed. To contribute a cooked dish, volunteer as a food server or for more information call the UVI office of institutional advancement at 693-1040.
Shakespeare's "The Merchant of Venice" to be UVI Little Theatre's Spring Production
UVI's Speech Communications and Theatre area has announced that its spring 2003 production will be William Shakespeare's "The Merchant of Venice." The production is scheduled for two weekends, April 4, 5 and 6, and April 11, 12 and 13. It will be presented in the UVI Little Theatre on the St. Thomas campus.
Director Michael Prenevost plans to present a version of the play that has been "updated to the 1970s." He said the classic story of the merchant faced with losing a pound of flesh will feature "abridged Shakespearian language" and a definite "disco" feel. For details contact Prenevost at 693-1355.
Seminar to Focus on Dramatic Decline of Elkhorn Coral
UVI's Virgin Islands Marine Advisory Service (VIMAS) will host a seminar on the dramatic decline of Elkhorn coral in the waters around St. Croix and worldwide by researcher Dr. Betsy Gladfelter at noon on Tuesday, Feb. 11, in Room 305 of the Evans Center on the St. Croix campus. VIMAS researcher Sera Harold said, Dr. Gladfelter is the foremost world expert on V.I. corals. She conducted much of her research while working at the West Indies Laboratory on St. Croix from 1974 until it was closed in 1990. Dr. Gladfelter is currently a guest investigator with the Marine Policy Center at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution in Massachusetts.
The presentation is free and open to the public. For more information contact UVI's Center for Marine and Environmental Studies at 692-4144.
Miss UVI Ambassadorial Competition Set February 15 on St. Croix
UVI's Queen's Committees will present the 2003 Miss UVI Ambassadorial Competition at 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 15, at Island Center on St. Croix. The theme is "Enchanting Empresses of UVI." Competing for the title are Michael Lake, Keischa Brooks, Alba Harrigan and Demelza Lawrence. Lake, Brooks and Harrigan are students at UVI's St. Thomas campus. Lawrence attends UVI's St. Croix campus. For details call St. Croix campus Student Activities Supervisor Clint Ferris at 692-4188. More information is available on the news release section and in the
dateline: UVI sections of the UVI web site, and in the Source article — with photo — in Community/Other Stuff section.
SBDC Offers Creative Problem-Solving Seminar in February
UVI's Small Business Development Center on St. Thomas will present a two-part seminar on creative problem-solving for business people featuring Dr. Alex Randall – WSTA radio's "Good News Guy" – on the first two Mondays in February.
"Creative Problem Solving for Business – How to Think Outside the Box" was offered on Feb. 3, and will be offered from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 10, at the SBDC Training Facility at Nisky Center. Admission to each seminar is $20. Dr. Randall has taught creative problem-solving for more than 30 years. His seminars will focus on finding new approaches to existing problems and developing new ideas for marketing, products and personnel issues.
For more information and to pre-register, contact the SBDC in Suite 720 at Nisky Center, phone 776-3206, or fax 775-3756.
Dollars and Sense Seminars Continue With Investing-Planning Session February 5
The New Image Foundation Corporation in conjunction with the University of the Virgin Islands Small Business Development Center and First Bank Virgin Islands, will present the third seminar in its "Dollars and Sense" series on Wednesday, Feb. 5.
Titled "Investing and Planning for your Future," this third seminar will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. at the UVI Small Business Development Center Training Facility at the Nisky Shopping Center (Suite 720). Susan McFarland-Heton, manager of Seslia Securities, will be the speaker. The fee is $5. To register, contact the New Image Foundation Corporation at 777-8883.
It's Tax Time Again: St. Croix SBDC Seminar to Offer Filing Guidance February 6
UVI's Small Business Development Center in collaboration with the V.I. Bureau of Internal Revenue will conduct a tax seminar entitled "It's Tax Time Again: Guidance in Filing Your Taxes" from 5:45 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 6, at the SBDC Training Center, Sunshine Mall Lower Level, St. Croix. Pre-registration fee is $10. Walk-ins will be charged $20. UVI employees and students are admitted free. Pre-registration fees must be received by Tuesday, Feb. 4. For details and to pre-register call the SBDC at 692-5270.
For more on the University of the Virgin Islands, visit the website at www.uvi.edu.

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