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Ailey II Dance Ensemble Performance, Master Class Set at Reichhold on May 12
Ailey II, a dance company that merges the spirit and energy of the country's best young talent with the zeal and creative vision of today's emerging choreographers, will perform at 8 p.m. on Saturday, May 12, at UVI's Reichhold Center for the Arts. Ailey II will also conduct a residency for public and private school students at 9 a.m. on Friday, May 11, and a master class for dance students and the public at 6 p.m. Both programs will be at Reichhold Center. A news release is available from the UVI home page – www.uvi.edu.
Noted Educator to Offer Lecture Promoting Breast Health in USVI
Nationally recognized breast cancer educator and researcher Dr. Sandra Millon Underwood will review national and local trends in breast cancer morbidity and mortality in a lecture at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, May 12, in Chase Auditorium (B-110) on UVI's St. Thomas campus. Underwood is the American Cancer Society Professor and Northwestern Mutual Life Research Scholar at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee's School of Nursing. Her lecture, which is free and open to the public, will identify ways in which health care professionals and local individuals can promote breast cancer detection and breast cancer control in the USVI. A news release is available from the UVI home page – www.uvi.edu.
UVI Commencement Ceremonies Set May 14 on St. Thomas, May 15 on St. Croix
The University of the Virgin Islands will confer more than 300 degrees at its 43rd Annual Commencement Ceremonies scheduled for May 14 and 15 on the St. Thomas and St. Croix campuses, respectively. The St. Thomas campus ceremony will be held at 7 p.m. on Monday, May 14, in the Sports and Fitness Center. On St. Croix the ceremony will be held at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, May 15, on the campus grounds. A news release is available from the UVI home page – www.uvi.edu.
Online Registration Continuing for Summer Sessions, Fall Semester
Online registration for UVI's upcoming summer sessions and the 2007 fall semester is in progress. UVI's online registration system, called BUCSS for Banner Utilization Central for Self Services – can be accessed from the BUCSS logo on UVI's home page – http://www.uvi.edu. Online registration for the first summer session continues through May 15. One day of in-office registration is slated from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on May 16. Summer Session I classes also begin on May 16. Registration for Summer Session II classes continues through June 20. Classes will begin on June 22.
UVI President Ragster to Present Constitution 2008 Testimony Before United Nations Panel
UVI President Dr. LaVerne E. Ragster has been invited to present testimony regarding the territory's adoption of a constitution before a Special Committee of the United Nations which will convene in late May in Grenada. She will discuss the Virgin Islands process when the Special Committee on the Situation with regard to the Implementation of the Declaration on the Granting of Independence to Colonial Countries and Peoples. A news release is available from the UVI home page – www.uvi.edu.
Cas Cay Mangrove Clean-Ups Set May 13, 19; Volunteers Sought
The Virgin Islands Mangrove Research and Conservation Coalition (VIMRCC) will hold its second clean-up and monitoring effort at the Cas Cay Mangrove Lagoon on May 13 and May 19. Coalition members are asking for volunteers to help with the effort. A water-based clean-up will be held on Sunday, May 13. The land-based clean-up will be held on Saturday, May 19. Both clean-ups will run from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. A news release is available from the UVI home page – www.uvi.edu.
Tempo Returns to USVI on June 9; Discounted Student Tickets Available
Tempo returns to the USVI at 6 p.m. on June 9 with "Rock de Tempo," a concert at Lionel Roberts stadium on St. Thomas featuring Shaggy, Rayvon, Maxi Priest, Pressure, Shurwayne Winchester & Traffik, Tessane Chin, Etana, P'your Passion and Cool Sessions Brass. Tempo's VJs Jeanille, Anuschka, Hector and Jah Bami will be on hand, as will Tempo creator Frederick Morton of St. Croix. Tickets are discounted at $35 until Saturday, May 12, after which they will be $40. UVI student tickets (with ID) are being sold only at the Reichhold Center Box Office and UVI Bookstore for $25.
Scholarships to Study in Japan Offered to UVI Students, Researchers
Scholarships for U.S. college students, graduate students and researchers to study at universities in Japan are being offered by the Japanese Department of Education. UVI professor Dr. Keishiro Matsumoto has obtained application forms for the scholarships. The application deadline is May 18. Interviews will be held from June 11 through 15, and scholarship awards will be announced in March or April. Applicants must be born after 1973 and be U.S. citizens. Foreign students can apply from Japanese consulates in their own countries. For details, call Jacinthe Proctor at 693-1300.
Taxi and Tour Certification Program Set for May 24
A six-week certification program for taxi and tour operators, offered by UVI's Community Engagement and Lifelong Learning (CELL) Center, will begin on St. Thomas on May 24. The program covers customer service, V.I. history and culture, points of interest and presentation skills. The training, including materials, costs $250. The course is endorsed by the USVI Hotel and Tourism Association and the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association. Sessions are held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Thursdays at the CELL Center on UVI's St. Thomas campus. Graduates are eligible for membership in the Certified Taxi and Tour Guide Association. To register, call the UVI-CELL Center at 693-1100 or visit http://cell.uvi.edu.
For more about the University of the Virgin Islands, visit the Web site: www.uvi.edu.

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