Feb. 13, 2003 – The University of the Virgin Islands Bulletin Board issued Feb. 10 has these announcements:
Miss UVI Competition Tickets Now On Sale
Tickets are on sale for the Miss UVI Ambassadorrial Competition which will be held at 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 15, at Island Center on St. Croix. Tickets are $15 for UVI students with identification, $20 for the general public and $25 at the door. On St. Croix tickets are available at B'Unique Beauty Salon and Education Central (Sunny Isle). On St. Thomas tickets are available at Nisky Pharmacy (Nisky Center), International Records & Tapes (Back Street), VI Bridal & Tuxedo (Tutu Mall), Sunrise Pharmacy (Red Hook) and Modern Music (Havensight).
Tickets are also available at UVI Bookstores on both islands. Discounted UVI student tickets are only available at the UVI Bookstores.
The four contestants competing for the prestigious title of Miss UVI are Michael Lake, Keischa Brooks, Alba Harrigan and Demelza Lawrence. For more about them, read The Source article in Community/Other Stuff.
KQS Stations to Feature UVI's St. Croix Campus Friday
Knight Quality Stations radio will feature people and programs on UVI's St. Croix campus during a day of live broadcasts on Friday, Feb. 14. Interviews with a number of members of the UVI community, including the Miss UVI Ambassadorial Competition contestants, are planned. The broadcasts will include: Topp Talk at 9:05 a.m. on Radio One; K.V.'s Kitchen at noon on 105 JAMZ; and the Leona Bryant talk show beginning at 2 p.m. on Radio One. The broadcasts are part of a week of live broadcasts from KQS on St. Croix.
UVIsion Debuts On-line Version of Student Publication
UVIsion, the student publication of UVI's Humanities Division is now available on the Internet. It is also linked from the UVI home page in various locations, including the "Other UVI Sites" menu. Reporters for UVIsion are students in the Journalism 203 course.
The current edition features stories on marine issues by reporters Michelle Lawrence and Monifa A. Marrero, a guest column, poetry, and an opinion page of interviews with several students. Kudos to the students, faculty and staff who have brought UVIsion back into circulation. UVIsion is published monthly and distributed free of charge when it appears in print.
Inauguration Schedule Available on UVI Web Site
The inauguration of Dr. LaVerne E. Ragster as President of the University of the Virgin Islands will be marked with a special week of activities beginning Sunday, March 9, with UVI's Afternoon on the Green on the St. Thomas Golf Course.
The inaugural installation is scheduled for Sunday, March 16. Other events and information related to inaugural week are available on the UVI Inaugural Web page, which can be accessed from the UVI Web site or directly here.
Minority Access, Inc. Accepting Student Applications for Internships
Minority Access, Inc., a nationally acclaimed internship program for academically talented college students, is accepting applications for full-time internships for summer sessions and full-time and part-time internships for spring and fall sessions.
The deadline for filing applications is March 1. All internships are paid positions. They are designed to give students experience in a full range of career opportunities in management, professional and technical areas. More information is available at the Web site or contact Ardrina Scott-Elliott at 693-1096.
MLK Public Speaking Competition to Feature Nine Competitors
The Martin Luther King Jr. Public Speaking Competition scheduled 12:10 p.m.
Thursday, Feb. 20, at the cafeteria on the St. Thomas campus will feature nine student competitors. Six competitors are from the St. Thomas campus and three are from the St. Croix campus.
The competition is expected to cover issues ranging from child abuse and violence to affirmative action and the impending war in Iraq. An open discussion will following the competition. The university community is invited. For details call 693-1111.
Registration Deadlines Set for April 10 UVI English Proficiency Examination
Registration deadlines of April 4 on St. Thomas and March 28 on St. Croix have been announced for the UVI English Proficiency Examination (EPE) that will be administered on April 10. Walk-ins will not be allowed. All matriculated students in the associate of arts, associate of science, bachelor of arts and bachelor of science programs must satisfy the EPE requirement before graduating from UVI.
On St. Croix, the exam will be administered at 8:30 a.m. in rooms 302 and 305 of the Evans Center. Students can register to take the examination at the Academic Services Offices in room 811 of the Evans Center. For details call 692-4158.
On St. Thomas, the exam will be administered at 8:30 a.m. in the Classroom Administration (CA) Building on the St. Thomas campus. Students can register to take the examination in the Enrollment Management Office on the second floor of the CA Building. For details call 693-1150.
"Beyond Basic Estate Planning" Seminars Set for St. Thomas, St. John
Two presentations of the UVI Small Business Development Center seminar "Beyond Basic Estate Planning" will be offered on Thursday, Feb. 20. The morning session is scheduled from 10 a.m. to noon at the SBDC training facility at Nisky Center, St. Thomas. An evening session is scheduled from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the V.I. Legislature conference room in Cruz Bay, St. John. Presenter for the seminars is attorney Linda Baxter.
Topics covered will include: V.I. tax information, tax law changes, how to avoid death taxes, and probate proceedings. Admission is $20. There is a $5 discount for those who pre-register and pay by Tuesday, Feb. 18. Admission for UVI faculty, staff and students is free, but they must pre-register.
For more on the University of the Virgin Islands, visit the website at www.uvi.edu.
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