March 17, 2003 – The University of the Virgin Islands Bulletin Board issued today has these announcements:
UVI Observing Spring Break
UVI is observing Spring Break from March 17 through Sunday, March 23. Students and faculty will resume classes on Monday, March 24.
CES and EPA to Hold 'Community Dialogue' Today (March 17) on St. Croix
UVI's Cooperative Extension Service and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region 2, will sponsor a Community Dialogue session from 7 to 9 p.m. today (Monday, March 17), at the UVI Research and Extension Center, Room 133, on the St. Croix campus. The session is designed to provide residents with a forum for discussing community concerns in the areas of environmental health and quality of life and for addressing government decision-makers. Jane M. Kenny, regional administrator, and other EPA Region 2 staff members will participate. Topics will include air and drinking water quality, sewerage and other wastewater management, and solid waste management. For details contact Jim Casey at 714-2333 or 714-0521.
UVIsion's March Issue Mow Available On-line
The March issue of the UVI student newspaper UVIsion is now available on the Web. Access the on-line version of UVIsion from the main UVI Web page (click link at end of article) or directly.
A story in the current issue highlights the regular WSTA radio program 'Eye on UVI' which is hosted by Alex Randall. The March 13 program featured the UVI journalism department in the Humanities Division. Randall welcomed exchange student Nicosia Smith and journalism instructor Professor Margaret Epps.
Other headlines in the March issue are: The Way Forward in UVI Sports, St. John Writing Marathon, Merchant of Venice, The Original Buccaneers, Sports-related Injuries, Foreign Language Fair and Maasai Brings Beauty of African Culture to the Virgin Islands.
UVI Scholarship Applications for 2003-2004 Now Available
Applications for scholarships to UVI are now available for high school, undergraduate and graduate students for the 2003-2004 school year. Applications are available at the financial aid offices on both campuses. For more information contact the offices at 693-1090 on St. Thomas and at 692-4193 on St. Croix.
Applications, along with letters of recommendation, must be returned to UVI by 4 p.m. on Tuesday, April 1. April 30 is the admissions deadline for the 2003-2004 school year.
Workshops to Focus on Effective Sediment and Erosion Control Plan Training
Workshops on Developing an Effective Sediment and Erosion Control Plan Training will be conducted from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday, March 18, in Room 133 of the Research and Extension Center on UVI's St. Croix campus and from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday, March 20, at the SBDC Training Room upstairs in Nisky Center on St. Thomas. The program is sponsored by the UVI Cooperative Extension Service, DPNR Coastal Zone Management Program and V.I. Resource Conservation and Development Council, Inc. The workshop is designed for individuals associated with the design and implementation of sediment and erosion control measures and plans. Each workshop session is limited to 40 participants. For details contact Julie Wright at 693-1082 or Faye Williams at 692-9632 extension 101.
SBDC Offers Spanish Language Business Plan Seminar March 18
UVI's Small Business Development Center will conduct a Spanish language version of its seminar titled: "Small Business Fundamentals: Developing A Business Plan (Narrative)" from 5:45 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, March 18, at the SBDC Training Center in the Sunshine Mall on St. Croix. For details call 513-3405 or UVI-SBDC at 692-5270.
White House Initiative on HBCUs and UVI Offer March 19-20 Technical Workshop
A technical assistance workshop on funding and career opportunities sponsored by the White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities will be offered on UVI's St. Croix Campus on March 19 and 20. St. Croix campus Chancellor Jennifer Jackson says the two days of workshop sessions will provide an opportunity to interact with representatives from a number of federal agencies and the funding opportunities they oversee. UVI President Dr. LaVerne Ragster will join with 15 other university presidents who are registered. Representatives from 30 HBCUs and seven federal departments are expected to participate. The workshop is designed for individuals involved with federally funded research or academic programs. Some 110 persons are already registered to participate. Residents of the Virgin Islands can participate for the fee of $65 per person. For more information and to register contact Nereida Washington at 692-4183.
UVI Jazz Ensemble, Pianist Mulgrew Miller to Perform March 20
The UVI Jazz Ensemble will present a concert at 8 p.m. Thursday, March 20, in the Little Theatre on the University's St. Thomas campus. The concert will feature jazz pianist Mulgrew Miller. A native of the Mississippi delta, Miller is considered one of the leading pianists of his generation. He has produced more than 400 recordings and has performed around the world. Miller's UVI concert will include such classic jazz pieces as "Bye Bye Blackbird," "Take the A Train," " 'Round Midnight," and "St. Thomas."
Vocalist Danielle Greenaway will perform "A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square" and "Blue Skies." Also performing will be pianist/vocalist Detra Davis, who will be featured on "God Bless the Child." The ensemble is conducted by Martin J. Lamkin. The concert is sponsored by the Music Department of UVI's humanities division and is funded in part by the V.I. Council on the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts. Additional sponsorship is provided by Best Western-Emerald Beach Hotel.
Admission is $10. Tickets are available from the UVI Humanities Division, the Music Department and Jazz Ensemble members.
Reichhold Center Announces STARfest9 Auditions
UVI's Reichhold Center for the Arts will conduct auditions for STARfest 9 March 21, 22 and 23. STARfest, an annual theater production featuring the finest Virgin Islands dancers, musicians and comedians, is scheduled for May 10 and 11, and May 24 and 25.
A modeling segment will be added to STARfest for the first time this year, according to Reichhold operations manager Cindy Rollins. The addition is designed to help participants prepare for possible appearances on Star Search, the nationally televised CBS program hosted by Arsenio Hall. Star Search participants compete for $100,000 in prize money in each of five performance categories.
Auditions for the dance and modeling segments will be held March 21.
Applications to audition for STARfest are available at the Reichhold Center, Modern Music locations in Havensight Mall and Nisky Center, Parrot Fish, Krystal & Gifts Galore, and at the UVI Bookstore. March 20 is the deadline for applications. For more details contact Rollins at 693-1553 or e-mail her.
SBDC Plans Business Taxes Seminar on St. Thomas
UVI's Small Business Development Center will offer its small business seminar on Filing Your Business Taxes for 2002 on St. Thomas from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, March 27, at the UVI-Small Business Development Center training facility at Nisky Center. The presenters, from the V.I. Bureau of Internal Revenue, will be Roy L. Moorehead, chief of audit, and A. Alonzo Brady, senior revenue agent.
Topics to be covered include: tax changes for 2002; how to compute taxes; local and federal taxes; filing business taxes accurately; and how returns are selected for audit. Admission is free. Please pre-register by Tuesday, March 25, for the seminar. To pre-register, visit the SBDC office in Nisky Center or call 776-3206.
UVI Volleyball Matches Slated
for March 24-26
UVI's men's volleyball team will warm up for its upcoming fall season by hosting the team from Ramapo College, an NCAA Division III school located in New Jersey, in a series matches scheduled for March 24 through 26 at the UVI Sports and Fitness Center. In addition, the Ramapo squad will play the St. Thomas All-Stars, a men's team with players from the St. Thomas and St. John Volleyball Association squads. A women's exhibition match is also scheduled. See Source Sports section for the complete schedule.
All matches will be played at the Sports and Fitness Center. Admission is $1 per person.
UVI's CES Offers Safe and Healthy Drinking Water Workshops
UVI's Cooperative Extension Service (CES) invites the public to participate in "Safe & Healthy Drinking Water" workshops planned on St. John, St. Thomas and St. Croix.
The workshops will provide information about types of drinking water contaminants and concentration standards, how to maintain cistern water quality, when and how to test your drinking water, understanding water test reports, methods of water treatment, how to choose a water filter, and methods for evaluating and ranking your home or farm for pollution potential.
Workshops will be held on the following schedule:
— St. John – March 25: 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., UVI Cooperative Extension Service office, upstairs from Fashion Palace, Cruz Bay
— St. Thomas – March 26: 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., UVI Sports and Fitness Center training room, 1st floor
— St. Croix – March 27: 7 to 9 p.m., Room 133, UVI Research and Extension Building
Free home water test kits will be given to the first 100 pre-registered attendees. To pre-register for one of the workshops, contact Julie Wright at 693-1082 or Dale Morton at 693-1086.
The workshop series is part of the Virgin Islands Home and Farm Water Quality Assessment Program's (VI*A*Syst) program.
For more on the University of the Virgin Islands, visit the website at www.uvi.edu.
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