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Public Can Help UVI Plan Research and Outreach

Sept. 7, 2007 — The University of the Virgin Islands will hold a series of meetings on all three islands to hear what the public has to say about the development of a master plan for its research and outreach activities.
The master plan is part of UVI's strategic plan, VISION 2012. The meetings will take place Wednesday at UVI's Research and Extension Center on St. Croix, Thursday at the UVI Marine and Science Center on St. Thomas and Friday at the Legislature building on St. John. All meetings will run from 6:30 to 8 p.m.
UVI staff members attending the meetings want to hear what the public thinks about its various research and outreach activities, said UVI spokeswoman Patrice Johnson. As a land-grant university, UVI offers much more than just a college education, she said.
In addition to workshops on many topics held around the territory, UVI also has information just a phone call away. When she has a problem with her plants, Johnson said, she calls UVI's Cooperative Extension Service for advice. That service is available to anyone in the territory. Extension can also provide information on how to install a silt fence and how to clean a cistern.
"These are vital to the community," she said.
Other outreach and research divisions include the Agriculture Experiment Station, the Small Business Development Center, the Eastern Caribbean Center, the Water Resources Institute, the Caribbean Writer magazine, the Center for Marine and Environmental Studies and the Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research.
For more information on UVI's research and outreach programs, visit uvi.edu. Click on “Research & Public Service” on the left side of the screen to see information about various programs.
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