UVI Students Invited to Business Division Lectures
The University of the Virgin Islands St. Thomas campus Business Division invites UVI students and members of the UVI community to attend the free lectures in its Fall Guest Lecture Series. Michelle Pierce, senior market research analyst for The Link Group, will provide a guest lecture on the topic "Statistics and Their Impact on Business Decisions" from 11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 28, in Business Education Room 102. The lecture will be held during instructor Eric Christian's regularly scheduled Business Statistics course.
St. Croix Campus Faculty Colloquium Re-scheduled for Oct. 29
Prof. Valerie Combie, chair of the St. Croix campus Humanities Division, has announced a Faculty Colloquium scheduled for Oct. 22 has been rescheduled to 4 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 29 in the Theatre (Evans Center Room 401). Dr. Combie will discuss the mission and goals of the Writing Center. She will also outline methods of helping students better prepare for class and improve the content and style in their papers. For information contact Combie at 692-4126.
UVI to Observe Red Ribbon Week Oct. 23-31
Members of the UVI Community will be observing National Red Ribbon Week an annual effort to raise awareness of drug and alcohol abuse – from Oct. 23 through 31. This year's theme is "I Have the Power to be Drug Free." The week commemorates the 1985 murder of drug enforcement agent Enrique "Kiki" Camarena in Mexico.
– On the St. Thomas campus, the Associate Chancellor's Office is organizing activities including a Pledge Day on Monday, Oct. 25, Wear Red Day on Tuesday, Oct. 26, and a residence hall door-decoration contest. Judging of the doors will also take place at 10 a.m. on Oct. 26, with a prize going to the winning dorm. For more information on St. Thomas call 693-1120.
– On the St. Croix campus, the Health Services Center is organizing activities that begin with distribution of red ribbons on Oct. 21. Wearers of the ribbons which are emblazoned with "Say No to Drugs" – show their support for the week's efforts. On St. Croix, the residence hall door decorating contest is extended to include administrative offices. There will be a "Say No to Drugs" skit from 7:30 -8:30 p.m. on Oct. 28 in the Cafetorium. Prizes will be awarded on Nov. 3. For more information on St. Croix call 692-3314 or 778-1620 ext. 3314.
UVI Runners to Participate in Cross Country Championships
All UVI runners who attended the qualification tournament for entry to the ODI Cross Country Championships met qualifications. The men's team consists of Kamal Russell, Hondo Freeman and Jay Wiltshire from the St. Croix campus, and Josh Monty from the St. Thomas campus. Juliet Smith and Novella Harrison make up the women's team. Both teams will compete in the ODI Cross Country Championships on Oct. 27 in Ponce, PR. For more information about the event call Erik Heikkila at 693-1213.
General Meeting for St. Thomas Campus Freshmen Set Oct. 28
A general meeting for all freshmen students on UVI's St. Thomas campus will be held from noon to 1 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 28, in Room 302 of the Classroom Administration Building. For more information, contact the Freshman Center at 693-1226.
St. Croix Family Fun Set for Oct. 29-31, Xtaushun, Xpress Bands to Entertain
The UVI St. Croix campus invites all alumni, faculty, students and staff of the University to attend the Annual Family and Friends Weekend, scheduled for October 29-31. The weekend will include several activities beginning with 'Midnight Bowling' scheduled for 10 p.m. on Oct. 29, at Tropical Ten Pins Bowling Alley. Activities continue with a welcome reception and karaoke from 6-10 p.m. on Oct. 30, in the Cafetorium. A jam featuring the Xtaushun and Phranchise bands will follow.
The highlight of the event is the Family Fun Day scheduled for noon to 8 p.m. on Oct. 31. The fun day will include a softball game with a UVI team versus a team made up of Central High School classes of the 1970's. Xpress Band will provide live entertainment. Other activities scheduled for the fun day are sack races, dominoes, a greased pig chase, watermelon eating contest, Sumo wrestling, face painting and tie-dying.
For more information or to sign up for the softball team, call Maria Friday at 692-4194.
Articles Sought for 2005 V.I. Agrifest Bulletin; Submission Deadline Is Oct. 29
The VI Agriculture & Food Fair Board is once again soliciting articles of interest to the Virgin Islands community for publication in the 2005 V.I. Agrifest bulletin. The V.I. Agriculture and Food Fair is scheduled for Feb. 19-21, 2005, at the Department of Agriculture Fair Grounds on St. Croix. The fair grounds are located north and west of UVI's St. Croix campus in Estate Lower Love. The theme for the fair is "Keeping Agriculture Alive Through Technology in 2005." The deadline for submission of articles is Friday, Oct. 29. Articles may be submitted to Kofi Boateng, executive vice president of the fair, to Errol Chichester in the Department of Agriculture, or to Faye Reed at the Commissioner of Agriculture's office. Articles will be accepted by e-mail, fax, diskette or hard copy. Send e-mail to Boateng at firstname.lastname@example.org, his fax number is 692-4085. Faye Reed's phone number is 778-0991 and her fax number is 778-7977.
St. Croix Campus 2005 Senior Class Meeting Set Oct. 31
Members of the 2005 graduating senior class of the University of the Virgin Islands on the St. Croix campus are invited to attend a general meeting scheduled for 3 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 31, in the Melvin Evans Center Room 401. For more information, contact Joyce Hobson 692-4110.
Notary Public Service to be offered on St. Thomas Campus
Notary Public service will be available to members of the UVI St. Thomas campus community beginning on Nov. 2. Shirley Lake-King, special assistant to the vice president for administration and finance, is the campus' new Notary Public. Lake-King's office is located in the Administration and Finance Building, upstairs of the Accounting Office. She can be reached at 693-1403.
Public Invited to Lecture with Founder of Driehaus Capital Management
The general public is invited to a free lecture featuring Richard Driehaus, the CEO and founder of Driehaus Capital Management, from 5:30-6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 4, in the Chase Auditorium (room B110). Driehaus' presentation is titled "Unconventional Wisdom for the Conventional Investor." Topics to be discussed include: investment strategies for investors (asset allocations, market timing, portfolio management), investment paradigms ("truths") worth avoiding and stock market outlooks. Driehaus will also give his personal tips.
Driehaus Capital Management is an EDC company whose office is located in the Tunick Building on Thomas. The lecture is free and no RSVP is required. Refreshments will be served immediately following the presentation. The Guest Lecture is part of the Business Division Fall 2004 Guest Lecturer Series. For more information contact Prof. Sharon Simmons at 693-1314 or email@example.com.
Miss UVI Ambassadorial Pageant Set for Nov. 6
Three young ladies from the University of the Virgin Islands will compete for one of the school's most prestigious titles in the Miss UVI Ambassadorial Pageant scheduled for 8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 6, at the Reichhold Center for the Arts on the St. Thomas campus. The theme for this year's competition is "Caribbean Queens – Beyond Beauty."
UVI St. Croix Campus to Host International Literature Conference
The University of the Virgin Islands, in partnership with Morehouse College and Indiana University/ Purdue, will host the Sixth International Conference on Caribbean Literature Nov. 3-5 on its St. Croix campus. More than 125 scholars representing 75 colleges and universities will gather to discuss a wide range
of issues resonating in Caribbean Literature as well as the writers who explore them. Guest speakers are Kamau Brathwaite, Brenda Flanagan, Elizabeth Nunez and Michael Gilkes.
The theme of this year's conference is 'Being and/in Narrative: The Historical Tradition of Caribbean Literature.' The registration cost is $250.00 for the entire program or $75.00 for one-day attendance. For more information, contact Marvin Williams at 692-4122 or Nerida Washington at 692-4183 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Early Childhood Literature, Literacy and Languages Conference Set
The third annual V.I. Early Childhood Literature, Literacy and Languages Conference will be held Nov. 13-14 on the University of the Virgin Islands St. Thomas campus. Day one of the conference will be held from 6-9 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 13, in the Chase Auditorium (Business Building Room 110). Senator Louis Hill will be the opening ceremony keynote speaker at 6 p.m. Day two of the conference is scheduled for 1-8 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 14, in the classrooms of the Business and Education Buildings.
Pre-registration is $5 and registration at the door is $10. Pre-register by calling 693-1357 or e-mail email@example.com and leave your name, contact information and school (if applicable), by Friday, November 8. The VI Early Childhood Literature, Literacy and Languages Conference is sponsored by UVI, The Friends of the St. Thomas Public Libraries and Dockside Bookshop. For more information or to become a community or individual sponsor contact Dr. Harkins-Pierre at 693-1357 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
TV's 'Boston Legal' Consulting Producer to Present Free Lecture at Reichhold
The Forum in conjunction with the University of the Virgin Islands Reichhold Center for the Arts will present a lecture-demonstration by Robert Breech, senior vice president of David E. Kelley Productions Inc., at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 10 at the Reichhold Center. David E. Kelley Productions Inc. is the producer of several drama series including 'The Practice,' 'Ally McBeal,' 'Picket Fences' and 'Chicago Hope.' Breech served as executive producer of 'The Practice' for eight seasons and is now a consulting producer on ABC's 'Boston Legal.' He is working on a legal reality show slated to begin in November.
During the lecture-demonstration, Breech will discuss the creative process that goes into the production of a one-hour drama in the Kelley organization. The process, as described by Breech, includes three, overlapping phases of production. He will also explain the relationship that exists between writers, producers and actors; the physical demands of production; and the give-and-take among the writers and legal advisers. The discussion will end with a question and answer session. The public is invited. The lecture-demonstration is free.
UVI's Little Theatre to Present 'The Mousetrap' Nov. 19-22
The UVI Little Theatre will present Agatha Christie's long running mystery play "The Mousetrap" from Nov. 19 through 22, in the Little Theatre, located on the second floor of the Classroom Administration Building on the St. Thomas campus. Curtain time will be 8 p.m. each evening. Tickets will go on sale Nov. 1. For more information, call 693-1341.
Seminars on Business Side of Farming and Fishing Offered on St. Thomas
Free seminars focusing on the business aspects of fishing will be offered by the UVI Small Business Development Center and V.I. Economic Development Authority in October on St. Thomas. The fishing seminar, titled "Recordkeeping for Farmers and Business Funding Options" is scheduled for 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 28. Both sessions will be offered at the UVI Small Business Development Center (SBDC) training Facility in Nisky Center on St. Thomas. To pre-register or to obtain more information, visit the SBDC office or call 776-3206.
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