St. Croix Golden Key to Sponsor Haiti Relief Effort Oct. 11-15
The Golden Key International Honour Society on UVI's St. Croix campus will sponsor a relief effort for Haiti. From Monday, Oct. 11, through Friday, Oct.15, the Society is asking the UVI community to bring non-perishable items to the library, residence hall, or Great House. A donation box will be displayed in those locations. Bulk items should be brought directly to the Great House.
Screenings of 'Woman Thou Art Loosed' Set for Reichhold, Educational Complex
The V.I. Department of Tourism will host a film screening featuring "Woman Thou Art Loosed," the latest work by director Michael Schultz, at 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 11 and 12 at the University of the Virgin Islands Reichhold Center for the Arts. Schultz, a seasoned veteran in the film industry, has directed Cooley High, Car Wash and L.A. Law. A discussion with the director will be conducted prior to each screening. The movie is an adaptation of Bishop T.D. Jakes' novel of the same name. It chronicles a woman's struggle to come to terms with her legacy of abuse, addiction and poverty. The cast include Kimberly Elise, Loretta Divine, Michael Boatman and Bishop Jakes. There will also be a screening at 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 13 at the Educational Complex on St. Croix. For pricing and ticket information call the Department of Tourism at 775-1444.
Class Ring Information Session Set Oct. 13 on St. Croix Campus
Representative of class ring manufacturers will visit UVI's St. Croix campus from 4 to 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 13, to meet with students or alumni wishing to begin the process of purchasing a class ring. The order process can take from three to six months, so interested students and alumni are encouraged to take advantage of this session. The representatives will meet with interested persons in Evans Center in the lobby area near the library. For more information call 692-4162.
Domestic Violence/Child Abuse Workshop Set Oct. 12-14 on St. Croix Campus
A series of workshops on Domestic Violence and Child Abuse are planned at the University of the Virgin Islands St. Croix campus from Oct. 12 through 14. The sessions will be sponsored by UVI's St. Croix campus Health Services Center and the Women's and Men's Coalition. Sessions will take place in the St. Croix campus Cafetorium on the following schedule:
— Tuesday, Oct. 12 — Time: 1 – 2:30 p.m. — Topic: Women and Domestic Violence
— Wednesday, Oct. 13 — Time: 10 – 11:30 a.m. — Topic: Men and Domestic Violence
— Thursday, Oct. 14 — Time: 1 – 2:30 p.m. — Topic: Child Abuse and Domestic Violence
The deadline to register is 4 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 8. To register, interested individuals are asked to contact the UVI Health Services Center at (340) 778-1620 – Ext 3314.
Free Workshops on Septic Systems Scheduled Oct. 12 and 14
Free workshops titled "Understanding Your Septic System" will be presented by the UVI Cooperative Extension Service on the following schedule:
— St. Croix — 7 to 9 p.m. on Oct. 12 — in Room 133 of the UVI Research and Extension Center on the St. Croix campus).
— St. Thomas — 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 14 — at the Cooperative Extension Service Office in New House on the St. Thomas campus.
Topics to be covered include: how septic systems function; how to site and design a system; how to operate and maintain a system; warning signs of failure; and evaluating a system for pollution potential. Individuals should call 693-1080 to confirm attendance.
UVI to Host World Food Day Teleconference Oct. 15
The University of the Virgin Islands will host the 21st annual international World Food Day Teleconference on Friday, October 15 from noon to 3 p.m. The live satellite video conference – entitled "The Politics of Hunger: What's at Stake?" – will address why the modern world's food system fails to adequately feed 800 million people.
The public is invited to attend the teleconference, which will be telecast live to Room 133 of the UVI Research and Extension Center on the St. Croix campus. Read the complete news release on the UVI web site.
UVI Alumni Association – St. Croix Chapter Sets Chapter Meeting for Oct. 15
The University of the Virgin Islands Alumni Association St. Croix Chapter invites all alumni and friends of alumni interested in becoming active members of the Association to the Chapter Meeting on Friday, Oct. 15. The meeting will be held at the UVI St. Croix Campus Theater (room 401) located in the Melvin Evans Center from 5:30 to 7 p.m. An election for chapter officers will be held at this meeting. For more information about the meeting, call Wendy Wheeler at 692-4023.
EPSCoR Call for Research Proposals Application Deadline is Oct. 15
VI-EPSCoR has announced a call for proposals for research funding. Applicants are asked to email or send the proposals to Marilyn Henderson (firstname.lastname@example.org) at The University of the Virgin Islands, Center for Marine and Environmental Science, #2 John Brewers Bay, St. Thomas, VI 00802. The deadline for application is Friday, Oct. 15. Decisions will be made by the end October. It is expected that EPSCoR will fund incubators for one year at approximately $10,000 each, beginning in January, 2005. For more information about the VI-EPSCoR program, please see the grant proposal online by following the Latest Link selection on the UVI web site.
Prof. Jennifer Carroll to Present VI-EPSCoR Science Lecture on Oct. 15
UVI Assistant Professor of Chemistry Jennifer Carroll will present a lecture concerning research into chemicals derived from sponges and their potential for biomedical uses at the University of the Virgin Islands from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 15. Friday's presentation is part of the ongoing VI-EPSCoR Seminar Series of science lectures. The seminar will be held in Chase Auditorium (Business Education Room 110) on UVI's St. Thomas campus. It will be available on the St. Croix campus by videoconference in Evans Center Room 401. The series — which is free and open to the public — continues each Friday through Nov. 19. It is hosted by UVI's Center for Marine and Environmental Studies, the Division of Science and Mathematics and the VI-Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR) program. For more information, call 693-1380.
UVI Trustees to Meet Oct. 16 on St. Croix Campus
UVI Board of Trustees will conduct its next regular meeting at 9 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 16, on the St. Croix campus in the Research and Extension Center. A full news release is available on the UVI web site.
UVI Concert Band to Present Fall Concert on Oct. 16
The University of the Virgin Islands Concert Band will present its fall semester concert – Shine Jesus Shine – at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 16, at the Christ Church Methodist church at Market Square in Charlotte Amalie. The UVI Concert band is directed by Prof. Austin A. Venzen. The concert, which is sponsored by the UVI Music Department, will feature solo performances by Eugenia Chapman, Detra Davis and Malvern Gumbs. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students. They are available at Nora's Beauty Salon, from Concert Band members, and the UVI Bookstore and Humanities Division office on the St. Thomas campus. For more information contact Venzen at 693-1192. A full news release is available on the UVI web site.
World Food Day Activities Set Oct. 17 on St. Croix Campus
World Food Day activities will be held on Sunday, Oct. 17, from noon to 6 p.m. on UVI's St. Croix campus. There will be a food vendors court, a farmers market, food demonstrations, workshops, music, a petting zoo, children's games and guided tours of research facilities at UVI's Agricultural Experiment Station. A
ll interested schools and youth groups are invited to take part in the "Kids CAN Make a Difference" Food Drive and the "House of Cans" competition. Donations will go to local food banks and the Grenada relief effort. World Food Day is sponsored by UVI's Cooperative Extension Service, Agricultural Experiment Station and the V.I. Department of Agriculture. For more information, contact Clarice Clarke at 692-4060.
UVI to Mark Chemistry Week on St. Croix with Children's Activities on Oct. 17
The University of the Virgin Islands St. Croix campus will host an afternoon of science activities for youngsters in grades K though six from 2 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 17. The event, which is free, is designed to help highlight the American Chemical Society's annual celebration of National Chemistry Week. This year's celebration features a "Health and Wellness" theme and runs from Oct. 17 to 23. The UVI activities, which will take place in the Cafetorium, are designed to show how chemistry helps individuals stay healthy. Among other things, the hands-on workshop will stress the importance of a balanced diet, how to stay safe in the sun and how fluoride protects teeth. The event is sponsored by UVI's St. Croix Division of Science and Mathematics. For more information, contact Jennifer Spillman at 692-4028.
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