June 14, 2004 – The University of the Virgin Islands Bulletin Board issued today has these announcements:
Summer Session Begins Today
Summer Session classes begin today at UVI's St. Thomas and St. Croix campuses. Classes will continue through July 26. Late registration on St. Croix is available on Tuesday, June 15, from noon to 4 p.m. The last day for students to add or drop classes is Tuesday, June 15. 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)
Forestry Conference Begins Today at St. John's Westin Resort
Registration began today at the Westin Resort in St. John for the 9th annual Caribbean Urban Forestry Conference. The conference, hosted by the University of the Virgin Islands Cooperative Extension Service, continues through Friday, June 18. The theme is "Managing the Caribbean Urban and Community Forest." Technical sessions, workshops and presentations are scheduled for Tuesday and Wednesday. A variety of CES and University personnel will participate. Tuesday's sessions will include a presentation by long-time St. John resident Eleanor Gibney who will speak on "The St. John Forest Through Time." On Thursday, the "Remarkable Big Trees of the V.I." will be highlighted. Also included will be reviews of management projects of urban forests ranging from Guyana to Puerto Rico. A complete schedule is available at the Internet at the Urban Forestry Web page.
The conference is 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.
Tito Nieves to Headline Reichhold Center's 'Latin Fiesta' Saturday
UVI's Reichhold Center for the Arts will present its "Latin Fiesta" at 8 p.m. Saturday, June 19. Tito Nieves, considered a legend in the world of salsa, will be the featured performer. Nieves is famous for what is known as the "New York Sound." 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/sea plane.
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.
UVI Relay for Life Teams Seek Participants, Contributions
Members of the UVI community are encouraged to join a UVI team and support the 2004 Relay for Life cancer fund-raiser. This year's Relay takes place from 4 p.m. on Saturday, June 26, through 9:30 a.m. on Sunday, June 27, at the Charlotte Amalie High School track. Teams are composed of 15 persons, with each member expected to raise $100. Teams must have at least one member walking or running on the track for the duration of the event. UVI has a goal of forming two teams this year. Everyone is invited to join a team or make a monetary contribution. Every contribution, no matter what the size, is important. Participants will be treated to a variety of entertainment during the Relay, including fashion shows and music. For more information contact Choupette Braure at 693-1448, Maria Fleming at 693-1203 or Tannesia Petersen at 693-1000.
Seminars to Outline Best Products and Services for Small Businesses
The UVI Small Business Development Center will offer a seminar entitled "The Best Products and Services of the Small Business Administration" from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 16, at the V.I. Legislature Conference Room, Cruz Bay, St. John, and on from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, June 17, at the SBDC training facility at Nisky Center on St. Thomas. The seminar, hosted in collaboration with the U.S. Small Business Administration, is designed to introduce products and services available to those starting and growing businesses. Admission is free. Please pre-register by Tuesday, June 15, for the St. John seminar and by Wednesday, June 16, for the St. Thomas seminar. For details call 776-3206.
First Homeland Security Training Session Begins Today; Spaces Available
The first of 12 Homeland Security Training courses scheduled for the Virgin Islands begins today on UVI's St. Thomas campus. Six 40-hour courses are scheduled for St. Thomas and six are planned on the University's St. Croix campus. The first St. Croix course begins next Monday, June 21.
The courses — which cover threat awareness and response to terrorist actions — are being hosted by UVI's Community Engagement and Lifelong Learning (CELL) Center and the V.I. Law Enforcement Planning Commission. They are free and designed for a wide variety of first responders from police, fire and emergency medical personnel, to those in private security companies and governmental offices. A spokesperson said vacancies still exist in a number of the course sections.
Additional week-day courses on St. Thomas will begin on July 12, July 26, August 9 and August 23. A series of Saturday course on St. Thomas will begin on June 19. Weekday courses on St. Croix will begin on June 21, July 19, August 2, August 16 and August 30. Saturday courses on St. Croix 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.
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.
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.
For more on the University of the Virgin Islands, visit the Web site at www.uvi.edu.
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