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Enrollment Management Revises Offices Hours for Week of February 28
The Financial Aid, Admissions and Registrar/Academic Services Office has announced revised office hours for the week of Feb. 28. These Division of Enrollment Management Offices on both campuses will be open for services as follows: 9 a.m. to noon on March 1, 2 and 3; and from 1 to 4 p.m. on Friday, March 4. Enrollment Management apologizes for any inconvenience caused by this adjustment to hours of operation. For more information, contact respective offices.
UVI Community Meeting on Wind Turbine Set for March 1
UVI President Dr. LaVerne E. Ragster and Director of Capital Projects Pat O'Donnell will host a community meeting tomorrow evening, March 1, about the proposed erection of a wind turbine on UVI's St. Thomas campus. The community meeting will take place at 6:30 p.m. on the 2nd floor of the Sports and Fitness Center on the west mezzanine. UVI is poised to become one of the first universities in the world to incorporate an on-campus wind turbine to generate a substantial portion of its electrical power. More information is available in a news release on the UVI web site – www.uvi.edu.
Dr. Stan Latesky to Present VI-EPSCoR Science Lecture on March 1
The next lecture in the VI-EPSCoR Science series will be presented by Dr. Stan Latesky at noon on Tuesday, March 1. The lecture will originate in Teacher Education room 101, with a videoconference link to Evans Center room 713 on St. Croix. The topic of the day will be: "Synthesis, Spectroscopic Characterization, and Binding Studies of Lanthanide and Actinide Complexes Containing an Anionic Tripodal Kläui Type Ligand." The 2005 EPSCoR lecture series is free and open to the public. It continues at noon on Tuesdays through April 26. In the lectures, UVI and visiting scientists present results from their original research. The series is presented by the VI-Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR) program. For more information, call 693-1380.
UVI Plans March 1 Symposium on Status of Freedom Since 9/11
In conjunction with its spring 2005 production of George Orwell's "1984," the UVI Theatre will host a symposium from 12:30 to 1:45 p.m. on Tuesday, March 1, in the UVI Little Theatre on the second floor of the CA Building on the St. Thomas campus. The symposium subject is: "Have Our Freedoms Diminished since 9/11?" Participants will include UVI Professors Rosalie Dance, Camille McKayle, Lonnie Hudspeth and Roy Watlington. Participation by students, faculty and staff is encouraged. For additional information call Dr. Rosary Harper at 693-1354.
UVI to Offer Seminar on Homeownership to Seniors on March 1
The University of the Virgin Islands has joined more than 27 other Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) to help make homeownership a reality for its graduates. UVI will offer the Student Homeownership Opportunity Program (SHOP) at 5:15 p.m. on March 1, on the St. Thomas campus and in Evans Center, room 401 on the St. Croix campus. A news release is available on the UVI web site – www.uvi.edu.
St. Thomas Campus 'Languages' Celebration Free Films Continue March 2
The Humanities Division's Modern Languages Area on UVI's St. Thomas campus continues its celebration of "2005: The Year of Languages" with free foreign films each Wednesday at 9 p.m. in Chase Auditorium (B-110). The Dutch film "Antonia Live" is scheduled for March 2. For details, visit the UVI Year of Languages web page in the "Latest Links" menu of the UVI home page – www.uvi.edu.
Freddie McGregor and Inner Visions to perform at Reichhold March 5
Reggae artists Freddie McGregor and Inner Visions will perform at the Reichhold Center for the Arts at 8 p.m. on Saturday, March 5. Internationally acclaimed, McGregor has enjoyed more than 40 successful years in the music business and is considered Jamaica's most consistent recording artist. A news release is featured on the UVI home page – www.uvi.edu.
Upward Bound Alumni Invited to Join in Anniversary Activities
UVI's Upward Bound program will celebrate its 40th anniversary in 2006. All Upward Bound alumni are invited to be part of the anniversary activities. If you are one of over 4,000 students who have participated in the program, Upward Bound is looking for you. Meetings of the Upward Bound 40th Anniversary Planning Committee are planned on St. Croix from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, March 5, in Evans Center room 302A and on St. Thomas from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, March 12, in Classroom Administration Building room 302. For more information call Joss Springette on the St. Thomas campus at 775-9253 or Michelle Albany on the St. Croix campus at 692-4182.
UVI-Queen Mary Walk/Run Slated March 11
UVI's St. Croix campus invites alumni, students, faculty and the entire Virgin Islands community to participate in the fourth annual UVI-Queen Mary Highway 5K Walk/Run on Friday, March 11. The walk/run – featuring the theme: Run Or Walk With Me to Celebrate UVI's 43rd Anniversary – will serve as the kick-off to UVI's 2005 Charter Week Activities.
The walk/run begins promptly at 6 a.m. (assembly time is 5:30 a.m.) in the K-Mart parking lot in Sunshine Mall. Participants will proceed along the Queen Mary Highway to the University's St. Croix campus, ending at approximately 8 a.m. The registration fee is $15 for adults and $12 for students and children. Participants will receive a commemorative T-shirt. Light refreshments will be provided on conclusion of the walk/run. Commemorative prizes will be awarded to the top finishers. Registration forms are available from the St. Croix campus Chancellor's Office. The V.I. Pace Runners organization is providing technical assistance. For more information call 692-4000.
Spring Break Getaway to Jost Van Dyke Scheduled on March 7
The Student Affairs Office is coordinating a spring break getaway to Jost Van Dyke in the British Virgin Islands on Monday, March 7. Cost: Students – $35; Faculty/Staff – $45; Others – $50; Child under 12 – $25. There is an additional $5 departure tax from Tortola. Sign up, with payment only, at the Student Activities Office. Call 693-1111 for details.
UVI to Host Caribbean Intercollegiate Debates March 11-13 on St. Thomas
The University of the Virgin Islands will serve as host to the 15th Caribbean Inter Collegiate Debates scheduled March 11 to 13 on the St. Thomas Campus, with opening ceremonies set for 9:15 a.m. on March 11 in the Sports and Fitness Center. Eight universities, including UVI's St. Thomas campus, will participate. For details call 693-1111.
UVI Offering Five-Week Study Abroad Summer Program in Valencia, Spain
UVI's Humanities Division is organizing a five-week summer study abroad program in Spain's third-largest city, Valencia. The trip is planned for May 14 to June 18, 2005. Students can earn UVI credits while learning about the Spanish language and way of life. Participants will live in the home of a Spanish host-family. Three meals a day, a bed and laundry are included. Two hours per day — Monday through Thursday — of classroom study are scheduled.
The program is offered to students of UVI. And, with open enrollment, anyone can sign up. The group size is limited to 10, and individuals are encouraged to sign up soon. Instructors are asked to inform students of the opportunity. For information on costs and other details, contact Professor Daniel D'Arpa at 693-1343 or send e-mail to ddarpa@uvi.edu.
Financial Aid Office Announces AmeriCorps Program
The UVI Office of Financial Aid has announced information on the AmeriCorps program that can provide volunteers with an education award of $4,725
to help pay for college or formal training at accredited schools. Participants, who must be at least 18 years old, will perform community services. In addition to the education award, volunteers receive a bi-weekly stipend. For more information call the Lutheran Social Services office at 772-4099, extension 31.
UVI Student Literature Conference Set April; Call for Papers Issued
The University of the Virgin Islands will conduct a student literature conference titled "Focus on the Folk: Virgin Islands Arts and Culture," on April 8 at the Sports and Fitness Center on UVI's St. Thomas campus. The conference is designed to focus on the achievements of undergraduate and graduate students in Caribbean institutions of higher learning. A call for papers has been issued by the conference. Submissions are encouraged in all areas of Caribbean folk arts and culture, with special consideration given to papers focusing on Virgin Islands topics. Submit abstracts or papers to Prof. Gene Emanuel or Dr. Trevor Parris at University of the Virgin Islands, #2 John Brewer's Bay, St. Thomas VI 00802-9990 or by e-mail to gemanue@uvi.edu. The submission deadline is March 18.
SBDC Roundtables and Seminars —
'Women in Business as Entrepreneurs and Employees' Discussion Set March 2
In honor of March as Women's Month, UVI's Small Business Development Center will conduct a roundtable session entitled "Women in Business as Entrepreneurs and Employees" at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, March 2, at the center's Training Facility at Nisky Center on St. Thomas. Pre-registration is required. Admission is free. Subjects covered will include concerns and challenges – as well as solutions – faced by women in business as either entrepreneurs or employees. For information or to pre-register call the SBDC at 776-3206.
'Seminar on Filing 2004 Business Taxes Scheduled March 9 on St. John
UVI's Small Business Development center, in collaboration with the V.I. Bureau of Internal Revenue, will conduct seminars entitled "Filing Your 2004 Business Taxes" at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 9, at the VI Legislature Conference Room in Cruz Bay, St. John. Admission is free. Pre-registration is needed by Monday, March 7. Topics to be covered will include: tax changes for 2004; How to compute your taxes; Which local and federal taxes you must pay; How to file your business taxes accurately; and how tax returns are selected for audit. For information or to pre-register call the SBDC at 776-3206.
'SBA Community Express Loan Program Seminar Set March 16
UVI's Small Business Development Center, in collaboration with the U.S. Small Business Administration, will conduct an orientation seminar on the "SBA's Community Express Loan Program" at 9 a.m. on Wednesday, March 16, at the SBDC Training Facility at Nisky Center on St. Thomas. Pre-registration is required. Admission is free.
The Community Express Loan Program is the SBA's newest. It offers unsecured business loans from $5,000 to $25,000. No business plan is required and approval decisions are made within 48 hours. For information or to pre-register call the SBDC at 776-3206.
For more about the University of the Virgin Islands, visit the Web site: www.uvi.edu.

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