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June 7, 2004 – The University of the Virgin Islands Bulletin Board issued today has these announcements:

UVI Shines at Carnival 2004 – Photos Now Available on UVI Home Page
A selection of photos of members of the UVI family who participated in St. Thomas' 2004 Carnival are now available on the Current Events section of the UVI home page (link below). Here is the direct link.
Free Homeland Security Training Sessions Offered for St. Thomas, St. Croix
UVI's Community Engagement and Lifelong Learning Center and the V.I. Law Enforcement Planning Commission will offer a 40-hour Homeland Security Training course in six individual sessions on both St. Thomas and St. Croix during June, July and August. The course, which is free, is designed for a wide variety of first responders from police, fire and emergency medical personnel to those in private security companies, governmental offices and more. Each course session — which is limited to 30 participants — will cover threat awareness and suggested actions to mitigate the effects of an act of terrorism.
Five of the course sessions for each island will be held on Mondays through Fridays. A final session will meet on five alternating Saturdays.
On St. Thomas: Week-day courses will begin on June 14, July 12, July 26, August 9 and August 23. Saturday course series will begin on June 19.
On St. Croix: Weekday courses will begin on June 21, July 19, August 2,
August 16 and August 30. Saturday courses will begin on June 26.
For complete information call CELL's Cindy Hunt at 693-1106. On-line registration via the CELL web site will be available.
Tito Nieves to Headline Reichhold Center's 'Latin Fiesta' June 19
UVI's Reichhold Center for the Arts has announced a change in its 2004 performance schedule. The Latin Fiesta, scheduled for 8 p.m. on June 19, will now feature Tito Nieves. Nieves, considered a legend in the world of salsa, is famous for what is known as the "New York Sound." The previously scheduled artist, Willie Colon, is heavily involved in politics which has taken up most of his time and prevents him from performing.
Tickets for the program are $45 for covered section seats and $35 for seats in the uncovered section. Travel packages are available from St. Croix and San Juan which start at about $261 from St. Croix and $291 from San Juan. Packages include one ticket to attend the performance, air transportation, hotel accommodations, and ground transportation to and from the venue and to and from the airport/seaplane.
Tickets are available at Parrot Fish (Back Street), Krystal Gifts Galore (Tutu Park Mall), at all Modern Music stores, the UVI Bookstore, Connections on St. John and the Reichhold Center ticketing office. For more information call the ticketing office at 693-1559.
Humanities Division Soliciting Instructor Resumes
The UVI humanities division on the St. Thomas campus is soliciting resumes from individuals who are qualified to teach any of the following courses: basic design, survey of world art, selected problems in world art, basic drawing, painting, design, drawing, oil painting and arts and crafts for elementary teachers. Please submit resumes for future consideration to Dr. Lorna Young-Wright, Co-Chair, Humanities Division, No. 2 John Brewer's Bay, St. Thomas, VI 00802 or e-mail.
Math Skills Testing Scheduled June 8 on St. Thomas Campus
Math skills diagnostic and placement testing on the St. Thomas campus is scheduled for 2 to 4 p.m. on Tuesday, June 8, in the Classroom Administration Building Rooms 305 and 306. All entering students (new to UVI) with SAT-math scores below 490 should take this test to determine appropriate enrollment for their first mathematics course. All students who take the test must bring photo ID.
Summer Session Registration Set June 10-11; Classes Begin June 14
Registration for UVI's 2004 summer session is scheduled for Thursday, June 10, and Friday, June 11. Summer session will begin Monday, June 14. For information contact the Registrar's office on St. Thomas at 693-1051 or the academic services office on St. Croix at 692-4103. Details are available on the "Academics" section of the UVI home page (link below).
CES Urban Forestry Conference Set for June 14-18 on St. John
UVI's Cooperative Extension Service will conduct the 9th Annual Caribbean Urban Forestry Conference on St. John from Monday, June 14, through Friday, June 18. The theme for this year's conference is "Managing the Caribbean Urban and Community Forest." The conference will be jointly sponsored by the CES, V.I. Agriculture Department, and the USDA Forest Service/International Institute of Tropical Forestry. For more information call 692-4060.
Summer Art Institute for Children with Disabilities Offered on St. Thomas
A free Summer Art Institute for children with disabilities will be offered to youngsters on Saturdays from June 19 through July 24 on St. Thomas. Sponsored by UVI's V.I. University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities, the workshop is open to youngsters between ages eight and 15. Instruction in creative drawing and painting is planned. Artist Lucinda Schutt will be the instructor. Classes will be held from 9:30 a.m. to noon on Saturdays at Roy Lester Schneider Hospital. Space in the workshop is limited. For more information or to reserve a spot call Schutt at 775-1023 or the VIUCEDD office at 693-1188.
Summer Computer Institute for Individuals with Disabilities Offered on St. Thomas
A free Summer Computer Institute for individuals with disabilities will be offered on St. Thomas from June 21 through July 30. Sponsored by UVI's V.I. University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities, the institute will teach basic computer operation, how to use e-mail and the Internet, and how to operate various computer programs. All individuals with disabilities are invited to participate. The program will also accommodate the visually impaired. Classes will be conducted from 8:30 a.m. to noon at the VIUCEDD Resources Center in the Teacher Education Building on UVI's St. Thomas campus. For information or to register call the VIUCEDD office at 693-1188.
Application Deadline Extended to July 5 for Grant Writing Seminar
A grant-writing seminar sponsored by the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology/Minority Access to Research Careers program will be offered at UVI on August 12 and 13. The deadline for filing applications for the workshop has been extended to July 5. The two-day seminar — which will originate on the St. Thomas campus and be teleconferenced to the St. Croix campus — is designed to help investigators achieve their full potential in research by providing them with grant-writing skills that are necessary to maximize their abilities to generate novel ideas, and to communicate those ideas effectively to grant review panels.
Conducted in association with Grant Writers' Seminars and Workshops, LCC, the seminar will be funded through the National Institute of General Medical Sciences, National Institutes of Health under the FASEB Visiting Scientists for Minority Institutions Program.
For more information contact Dr. Jennifer Carroll at 693-1239 or via e-mail. Details and a downloadable application form are available on the UVI Web site's "Latest Links" menu and at this direct link.
UVI-CELL Offers Introduction to Massage Therapy Course
UVI's Community Engagement and Lifelong Learning Center offers courses designed for individuals seeking new careers and professional advancement, or those who want to expl
ore a hobby or leisure-time activities.
The most recent addition to CELL offerings includes a Massage Therapy course on St. Thomas.
Introduction to Massage Therapy is for residents of St. Thomas, St. John and Water Island. This hands-on course is designed to explore the art of massage therapy for personal benefit. Students will learn techniques of Swedish massage, the benefits and limitations of massage therapy and more. The course will be offered 2 to 6 p.m. on Saturdays from June 12 through August 21. The $475 fee includes textbooks. Classes will be held in the Recreation Center on UVI's St. Thomas campus.
For details call 693-1100 or send e-mail, or visit the CELL Web site.
For more on the University of the Virgin Islands, visit the Web site at www.uvi.edu.

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