Oct. 1, 2003 — The University of the Virgin Islands Bulletin Boards issued Sept. 29 and today has these announcements:
International Students Urged to Attend Session on Immigration
New U.S. immigration laws and processes affecting international students enrolled at UVI will be discussed at a meeting from 12:30 to 2 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 2. All international students who hold F-1 student visas are encouraged to attend.
The session will be videoconferenced between Teacher Education Room 101 on the St. Thomas campus and Evans Center Room 713 on the St. Croix campus. Some of the topics to be covered include employment, practical training, obtaining Social Security cards and travel guidelines. Officials from the U.S. Bureau of Customs and Immigration Service and the Office of Homeland Security will provide the latest information on these issues. UVI plans to update the files of all students who hold F-1 visas. Students are reminded to bring I-20 forms and student visas to the meeting. For more information call 692-4158 on St. Croix or 693-1224 on St. Thomas.
Congratulations to Miss UVI, Alba Harrigan
Congratulations to Miss UVI, Alba Harrigan, who placed in the top 10 at the Hall of Fame Black Campus Queen Competition in Atlanta on Sept. 20.
Annual Alumni Phonathon a Success
The annual Alumni Phonathon held last week raised more than $11,000 from alums who have never given a gift to UVI before or who pledged and did not send in their gift.
Phonathon volunteers placed calls to the University's alumni, mainly on St. Thomas and St. John, to solicit financial support for the UVI Annual Fund. Additional Phonathons are being planned for St. Croix and the British Virgin Islands.
The UVI St. Thomas Campus Bookstore is Closed for Inventory
The UVI Bookstore on the St. Thomas campus, which has been closed for inventory, planned to reopen Oct. 1, at its regular hours of 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
St. Croix Campus Activities
The third Friday in every month has been earmarked for games and physical activities beginning at 4 p.m. For details contact student activities supervisor Clint Ferris.
St. Thomas Campus Activities
— Oct. 3 – Free Friday night movie at 9 p.m. in the Chase Auditorium (B-110).
— Oct. 4 – Prospective 2004 graduates will have a social at the Holiday Inn Windward Passage Hotel from 6 to 8 p.m. Elections of class officers will take place and graduation information will be disseminated.
— Oct. 4 – "Black light" party 10 p.m., Activities Center.
— Oct. 8 – Deadline for student organizations to register for 2003-2004 academic year. The meeting for executive members of registering student organizations will take place on Thursday, Oct. 9, from 12:30 to 2 p.m. in Chase Auditorium, B-110.
— St. Thomas campus faculty and staff are invited to express what they would like to see regarding services and food options in the new dining pavilion, scheduled to open by the first week in October. Send ideas to Linda Wymer by e-mail and they will be compiled and shared in original text.
Counseling and Placement Offers Fall Career Development Workshop Series
UVI's Counseling and Placement Center on the St. Thomas campus is offering a series of career development workshops for students. The workshops are free and will continue through the fall. All sessions are scheduled from 1 to 2 p.m. in room 211 of the Teacher Education building.
— Oct. 2 – Guide to Effective Cover Letters
— Oct. 7 – Career Focus: Charting Your Career
For more information contact Verna Rivers at 693-1087.
UVI Music Department to Hold Fall Concert on October 18
UVI Music Department's will present its annual fall semester concert at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 18, at the Christchurch Methodist Church in Market Square of Charlotte Amalie. The concert is titled "To God Be the Glory." Performers will include the UVI Concert Band, under the direction of Professor Austin Venzen, and the University Concert Choir, under the direction of Professor Elvira Green. Eugenia Chapman, Detra Davis, Melita Etienne, Danielle Greenaway and Eltino Pickering will give solo performances.
Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students. They are available at the UVI Bookstore, the UVI Humanities Division Office and from UVI Band and Choir members. For more information contact Venzen at 693-1192.
Vendor Applications Being Accepted for St. Thomas-St. John Ag Fair
The St. Thomas-St. John Agriculture and Food Fair Committee has announced that vendor applications for the Nov. 22-23 Agriculture and Food Fair are available at the following locations:
– UVI Cooperative Extension Service, St. Thomas and St. John
– VI Agriculture Department, Estate Doroteha on St. Thomas and Coral Bay on St. John
– The Sea Chest, Sub Base
– Electronics Unlimited, Four Winds Shopping Center
– Sunrise Pharmacy, Red Hook Plaza
The deadline for submitting applications is Oct. 17.
The public is invited to register for the following contests that will be held on the last day of the fair:
– Heaviest Pumpkin
– Best Tasting Sweetbread
– Best Tasting Maubi
For more information call UVI Cooperative Extension Service at 693-1080. To register for the contests call the V.I. Agriculture Department at 774-5182.
For more on the University of the Virgin Islands, visit the Web site at www.uvi.edu.
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