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Oct. 16, 2002 – The University of the Virgin Islands Bulletin Board issued today includes:
EPSCoR Meetings Planned on St. Croix Campus
EPSCoR representatives will meet with members of the Agriculture Experiment Station and Cooperative Extension Service units and with UVI faculty members on the St. Croix campus on Friday, Oct. 18. Meetings with members of the AES/CES units are scheduled from 11 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. The faculty sessions are scheduled from 2 to 4 p.m. in Room 401 of the Melvin Evans Center. EPSCoR, the Experimental Program for the Stimulation of Competitive Research, is a National Science Foundation program designed to foster research at the university level and in the private and public sectors.
For details, call 692-4000.
Few Tickets Remain for Reichhold Season Opener with David Sanborn
UVI's Reichhold Center for the Arts opens its 2002-2003 season Saturday, Oct. 19, with a performance by Grammy award-winning saxophonist David Sanborn. Jazz lovers who haven't yet purchased a ticket should contact the Reichhold Box Office as soon as possible to reserve a seat. A spokesman said approximately 90 percent of the available tickets have been sold. Ticket prices are $70, $45 and $25. The Reichhold has also arranged for free barge service for theatergoers traveling from St. John. Barge service will be on M/V Captain Vic, which is operated by Republic Barge Service. To reserve tickets or to arrange barge transportation, call the Reichhold Center Ticket Office at 693-1559.
David Sanborn is being presented in conjunction with Theodore Tunick and Company. For a sample of Sanborn's music log on to the Reichhold's Web site at www.reichholdcenter.com
World Food Day Activities Set on St. Croix
UVI's Cooperative Extension Service and the Agricultural Experiment Station will conduct a World Food Day event on Sunday, Oct. 20, from noon to 6 p.m. on the University's St. Croix campus.
The day's theme is "Water: Source of Food Security." UVI Provost for Research and Public Service Dr. Henry Smith will give the keynote address. Opening ceremonies begin at 1 p.m. Activities will include a farmer's market, a Caribbean Cook-Off competition, music, workshops, a distribution of vegetable seedlings and field tours.
Participants are asked to bring non-perishable food items for a food drive.
UVI to Host Volleyball Clinics for Elementary School Children
UVI's Education Division is offering a series of free volleyball clinics on the St. Thomas campus for elementary school children. The initial clinic sessions are scheduled for 3 p.m. Oct. 21 and 23 in the UVI Sports and Fitness Center. Teaching will run from 3:10 to 4:10 p.m. Professor Elridge Blake, a coach with 25 years experience in the Virgin Islands, will be the instructor.
Blake said the emphasis will be on learning and that the goal is to prepare participants for tournament play. For details, call 693-1198.
SBDC St. Croix Workshop: 'Checklist for Starting A Business'
The University of the Virgin Islands Small Business Development Center (SBDC) in collaboration with the law office of Adam Hoover will conduct a workshop on St. Croix for prospective entrepreneurs and UVI business students from 5:45 to 8 p.m. Oct. 23. The workshop titled "Checklist For Starting A Business Part 2: Finding the Best Legal Structure For Your Business" will take place at the SBDC Training Center at Sunshine Mall.
Topics covered will include sole proprietorships, partnerships and corporations. The fee is $10 for those who pre-register by Oct. 21 at the training center. Entrance is $20 at the door. UVI faculty, staff and students receive a 50 percent discount. For details, call 692-5270.
UVI to Host Senatorial, Gubernatorial Forums on St. Croix
The Student Government Association and Student Activities Office of UVI's St. Croix campus has announced plans to host three forums for candidates in the Virgin Islands November 5 general election.
Forums featuring senatorial candidates are scheduled for Oct. 23 and 24. The forum for gubernatorial candidates is slated for Oct. 30.
All forums will begin at 7:30 p.m. and will take place in the UVI Student Center.
Admission is free and the forums are open to the public. For more information, call 692-4188
St. Croix Seminar to Highlight of Animal Science Research
Dr. Bob Godfrey, associate professor of animal science at UVI's Agricultural Experiment Station, will present background information about scrotal temperature of hair sheep rams in a tropical environment in a seminar from 2 to 4 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 25. Denise Henry and Okesiha Isles, students working with UVI's animal science program, will present the results of studies they conducted on the same topic. The seminar will be held in Room 133 of the Research and Extension Center Building. For details, call 692-4020.
Virgin Gorda Excursion Planned for Veterans Day
The UVI community is invited to explore Virgin Gorda on Veterans Day, Nov. 11. The Student Activities Office is organizing the day-long excursion, which includes an island tour, swimming at the Baths and passage on the air-conditioned M/V Peacemaker ferry.
The cost is $55 for faculty and staff, $40 for students and $60 for guests of faculty, staff or students. Transportation from the St. Thomas campus, boat transportation, ground transportation on Virgin Gorda, lunch and entertainment is included. Call 693-1111 for more information. Boat capacity is 150, so seats are limited.
UVI Community to Mark National Red Ribbon Week
The UVI community will mark National Red Ribbon Week, Oct. 21-26, with educational events and activities on both campuses. "Working Together for a Drug Free Community" is the week's theme.
St. Croix campus Red Ribbon schedule:
Red Ribbon week activities, sponsored by the Health Services Department and the Peer Health Educators, include the following:
– Oct. 21 – distribution of red ribbons; deadline for door decorating (Residence Hall and Melvin Evans Center)
– Oct. 22 – blood drive at the Student Center from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.; bake sale, sponsored by Peer Health Educators, at the Student Center from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
– Oct. 23 – Red Ribbon Week Program from 1 to 3 p.m. in the Cafetorium. Included will be a demonstration by the drug enforcement team and skits by the peer health counselors
– Oct. 24 – Pledge Day from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nursing Association "mock tails" (non-alcoholic drinks) from noon to 3 p.m. in the Student Center.
– Oct. 25 – Wear Red Day. Including judging of department personnel wearing the most red, judging the Door Decoration contests and presentation of awards to students, staff and faculty.
– Oct. 26 – Unity Coalition of St. Croix to host a Red Ribbon Week Celebration Bazaar at the Air National Guard.
For more information, contact the Office of the Chancellor at 692-4000.
St. Thomas campus Red Ribbon schedule
The committee is also urging individuals to refrain from consuming alcoholic beverages during this week. Activities include:
– Oct. 23 – Pledge Day – Make a pledge to be drug free and collect a red ribbon token at the UVI cafeteria terrace from noon to 2 p.m.
– Oct. 24 – Wear Red Day – competition for the best Red Ribbon Hairstyle and Most Creative Red Ribbon Outfit. Interested individuals should contact Zaida Castro at the associate chancellor’s office at 693-1120 no later than Oct. 21. Judging will take place at the UVI cafeteria terrace from noon to 12:30 p.m.
– Oct. 24 – "Users are Losers" skit competition – UVI cafeteria terrace from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. All interested students and/or organizations should sign up with Ms. Castro of the associate chancellor’s office (2nd floor of the Health Center Services Building) no later than Oct. 21. Judging will take place Oct. 24.
– Oct. 29 – Competition for the best-decorat
ed residence hall door. Judging will take place at 10 a.m.
– Oct. 31 – Public Forum: "Crisis in Paradise: Drugs, Crime and V.I. Youth"at Chase Auditorium (Business Education 110) from 12:30 to 2 p.m.
For more information, contact the office of the associate chancellor at 693-1120.
For more on the University of the Virgin Islands, visit the Web site at www.uvi.edu.

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Oct. 16, 2002 – The University of the Virgin Islands Bulletin Board issued today includes:
EPSCoR Meetings Planned on St. Croix Campus
EPSCoR representatives will meet with members of the Agriculture Experiment Station and Cooperative Extension Service units and with UVI faculty members on the St. Croix campus on Friday, Oct. 18. Meetings with members of the AES/CES units are scheduled from 11 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. The faculty sessions are scheduled from 2 to 4 p.m. in Room 401 of the Melvin Evans Center. EPSCoR, the Experimental Program for the Stimulation of Competitive Research, is a National Science Foundation program designed to foster research at the university level and in the private and public sectors.
For details, call 692-4000.
Few Tickets Remain for Reichhold Season Opener with David Sanborn
UVI's Reichhold Center for the Arts opens its 2002-2003 season Saturday, Oct. 19, with a performance by Grammy award-winning saxophonist David Sanborn. Jazz lovers who haven't yet purchased a ticket should contact the Reichhold Box Office as soon as possible to reserve a seat. A spokesman said approximately 90 percent of the available tickets have been sold. Ticket prices are $70, $45 and $25. The Reichhold has also arranged for free barge service for theatergoers traveling from St. John. Barge service will be on M/V Captain Vic, which is operated by Republic Barge Service. To reserve tickets or to arrange barge transportation, call the Reichhold Center Ticket Office at 693-1559.
David Sanborn is being presented in conjunction with Theodore Tunick and Company. For a sample of Sanborn's music log on to the Reichhold's Web site at www.reichholdcenter.com
World Food Day Activities Set on St. Croix
UVI's Cooperative Extension Service and the Agricultural Experiment Station will conduct a World Food Day event on Sunday, Oct. 20, from noon to 6 p.m. on the University's St. Croix campus.
The day's theme is "Water: Source of Food Security." UVI Provost for Research and Public Service Dr. Henry Smith will give the keynote address. Opening ceremonies begin at 1 p.m. Activities will include a farmer's market, a Caribbean Cook-Off competition, music, workshops, a distribution of vegetable seedlings and field tours.
Participants are asked to bring non-perishable food items for a food drive.
UVI to Host Volleyball Clinics for Elementary School Children
UVI's Education Division is offering a series of free volleyball clinics on the St. Thomas campus for elementary school children. The initial clinic sessions are scheduled for 3 p.m. Oct. 21 and 23 in the UVI Sports and Fitness Center. Teaching will run from 3:10 to 4:10 p.m. Professor Elridge Blake, a coach with 25 years experience in the Virgin Islands, will be the instructor.
Blake said the emphasis will be on learning and that the goal is to prepare participants for tournament play. For details, call 693-1198.
SBDC St. Croix Workshop: 'Checklist for Starting A Business'
The University of the Virgin Islands Small Business Development Center (SBDC) in collaboration with the law office of Adam Hoover will conduct a workshop on St. Croix for prospective entrepreneurs and UVI business students from 5:45 to 8 p.m. Oct. 23. The workshop titled "Checklist For Starting A Business Part 2: Finding the Best Legal Structure For Your Business" will take place at the SBDC Training Center at Sunshine Mall.
Topics covered will include sole proprietorships, partnerships and corporations. The fee is $10 for those who pre-register by Oct. 21 at the training center. Entrance is $20 at the door. UVI faculty, staff and students receive a 50 percent discount. For details, call 692-5270.
UVI to Host Senatorial, Gubernatorial Forums on St. Croix
The Student Government Association and Student Activities Office of UVI's St. Croix campus has announced plans to host three forums for candidates in the Virgin Islands November 5 general election.
Forums featuring senatorial candidates are scheduled for Oct. 23 and 24. The forum for gubernatorial candidates is slated for Oct. 30.
All forums will begin at 7:30 p.m. and will take place in the UVI Student Center.
Admission is free and the forums are open to the public. For more information, call 692-4188
St. Croix Seminar to Highlight of Animal Science Research
Dr. Bob Godfrey, associate professor of animal science at UVI's Agricultural Experiment Station, will present background information about scrotal temperature of hair sheep rams in a tropical environment in a seminar from 2 to 4 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 25. Denise Henry and Okesiha Isles, students working with UVI's animal science program, will present the results of studies they conducted on the same topic. The seminar will be held in Room 133 of the Research and Extension Center Building. For details, call 692-4020.
Virgin Gorda Excursion Planned for Veterans Day
The UVI community is invited to explore Virgin Gorda on Veterans Day, Nov. 11. The Student Activities Office is organizing the day-long excursion, which includes an island tour, swimming at the Baths and passage on the air-conditioned M/V Peacemaker ferry.
The cost is $55 for faculty and staff, $40 for students and $60 for guests of faculty, staff or students. Transportation from the St. Thomas campus, boat transportation, ground transportation on Virgin Gorda, lunch and entertainment is included. Call 693-1111 for more information. Boat capacity is 150, so seats are limited.
UVI Community to Mark National Red Ribbon Week
The UVI community will mark National Red Ribbon Week, Oct. 21-26, with educational events and activities on both campuses. "Working Together for a Drug Free Community" is the week's theme.
St. Croix campus Red Ribbon schedule:
Red Ribbon week activities, sponsored by the Health Services Department and the Peer Health Educators, include the following:
- Oct. 21 - distribution of red ribbons; deadline for door decorating (Residence Hall and Melvin Evans Center)
- Oct. 22 - blood drive at the Student Center from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.; bake sale, sponsored by Peer Health Educators, at the Student Center from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
- Oct. 23 - Red Ribbon Week Program from 1 to 3 p.m. in the Cafetorium. Included will be a demonstration by the drug enforcement team and skits by the peer health counselors
- Oct. 24 - Pledge Day from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nursing Association "mock tails" (non-alcoholic drinks) from noon to 3 p.m. in the Student Center.
- Oct. 25 - Wear Red Day. Including judging of department personnel wearing the most red, judging the Door Decoration contests and presentation of awards to students, staff and faculty.
- Oct. 26 - Unity Coalition of St. Croix to host a Red Ribbon Week Celebration Bazaar at the Air National Guard.
For more information, contact the Office of the Chancellor at 692-4000.
St. Thomas campus Red Ribbon schedule
The committee is also urging individuals to refrain from consuming alcoholic beverages during this week. Activities include:
- Oct. 23 - Pledge Day - Make a pledge to be drug free and collect a red ribbon token at the UVI cafeteria terrace from noon to 2 p.m.
- Oct. 24 - Wear Red Day - competition for the best Red Ribbon Hairstyle and Most Creative Red Ribbon Outfit. Interested individuals should contact Zaida Castro at the associate chancellor’s office at 693-1120 no later than Oct. 21. Judging will take place at the UVI cafeteria terrace from noon to 12:30 p.m.
- Oct. 24 - "Users are Losers" skit competition - UVI cafeteria terrace from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. All interested students and/or organizations should sign up with Ms. Castro of the associate chancellor’s office (2nd floor of the Health Center Services Building) no later than Oct. 21. Judging will take place Oct. 24.
- Oct. 29 - Competition for the best-decorat ed residence hall door. Judging will take place at 10 a.m.
- Oct. 31 - Public Forum: "Crisis in Paradise: Drugs, Crime and V.I. Youth"at Chase Auditorium (Business Education 110) from 12:30 to 2 p.m.
For more information, contact the office of the associate chancellor at 693-1120.
For more on the University of the Virgin Islands, visit the Web site at www.uvi.edu.

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