Oct. 17, 2003 — The University of the Virgin Islands Bulletin Board issued today has these announcements:
World Food Day Observance Continues on St. Croix with Workshops on Oct. 19
UVI's St. Croix campus will continue its observance of World Food Day with an afternoon-long series of workshops and activities on Sunday, Oct. 19.
Campus activities began on Oct. 16, with a satellite videoconference entitled "Collaboration or Calamity: Africa in Peril." Also featured were presentations from a panel of experts and a new documentary on HIV/AIDS titled "Sowing Seeds of Hunger."
Sunday's observance, which will feature educational workshops, is scheduled from noon to 6 p.m. Workshop topics will include goat, avocado and cucumber production. Also planned are food demonstrations, games for children, guided tours of the UVI Agricultural Experiment Station's research facilities, a food vendors court, a farmers market and a cook-off competition. Local music and cultural entertainment will be provided.
World Food Day events are sponsored locally by the UVI Cooperative Extension Service, the Agricultural Experiment Station and the V.I. Agriculture Department. For details contact Clarice Clarke at 692-4060.
UVI Board of Trustees to Meet Saturday, Oct. 18, on St. Thomas Campus
UVI's board of trustees will meet at 9 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 18, at the UVI Sports and Fitness Center on the St. Thomas campus. UVI's trustees last met on June 21, on the St. Croix campus.
Intramural Tennis Tournaments Set Oct. 17-18 on St. Thomas, St. Croix
UVI will conduct singles intramural tennis tournaments on St. Thomas and St. Croix on Oct. 17 and 18. The tournaments start at 6 p.m. Friday and continue on Saturday (start time Saturday depends on number of entries). The tournament features two flights, with divisions for men and women. Flight one is designated for varsity, staff and alumni. The second flight is for currently enrolled UVI students. The entry fee is $5. Participants will receive a free T-shirt.
Contact Erik Heikkilla at 693-1213 on St. Thomas or Bruce Wray at 692-4139 on St. Croix.
St. Thomas Campus Dining Pavilion Opens
The new Dining Pavilion is open on UVI's St. Thomas campus. The Dining Pavilion is located on the upper portion of the campus between Middle and South dorms.
The Pavilion served its first meal at breakfast on Wednesday, Oct. 15. Service hours are as follows. For information call 693-1110.
Monday – Friday
Breakfast – 6 to 9 a.m.
Lunch – 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Dinner – 4:30 to 7 p.m.
Saturday – Sunday
Breakfast – 8 to 9 a.m.
Lunch – noon to 1 p.m.
Dinner – 5 to 6 p.m.
Vendor Application Deadline is Oct. 17 for St. Thomas-St. John Ag Fair
Friday, Oct. 17, is the deadline for prospective vendors to file applications to participate in the St. Thomas-St. John Agriculture and Food Fair Committee scheduled for Nov. 22-23. For details call UVI's Cooperative Extension Service at 693-1080.
Vendor applications are available at:
— UVI Cooperative Extension Service, St. Thomas and St. John
— V.I. Agriculture Department, Estate Dorothea on St. Thomas and
Coral Bay on St. John
— Sea Chest, Sub Base
— Electronics Unlimited, Four Winds Shopping Center
— Sunrise Pharmacy, Red Hook Plaza
"Club UVI" Opens at New St. Thomas Dining Pavilion on Oct. 18
The UVI community is invited to the first "Club UVI" night beginning at 10 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 18, at the new Dining Pavilion on the St. Thomas campus. A "Cultural Mix in Celebration of Our Cultural Diversity" is the theme of this first "Club UVI" event. DJ "POPS" will provide the music. Complimentary refreshments and a cash bar will be available. Dress is casually and culturally elegant. Advance tickets are available at the student affairs office for $3 with UVI identification and $5 without identification. At the door, tickets are $5 and $7, respectively.
"Club UVI" nights, each with a different theme, are planned at the Dining Pavilion on a monthly basis. For details call 693-1111.
Sports and Fitness Center to Suspend Arena Activities to Allow Floor Repairs
The UVI Athletics Department has announced that it will suspend all activities in the arena of the Sports and Fitness Center from Oct. 20 through Nov. 19 while repairs are made to the portable wooden basketball floor. The work — including sanding, resurfacing and painting — will be completed in time for Paradise Jam Tournament 2003, which opens Nov. 21. Repairs are being made as part of a grant from the U.S. Interior Department.
During the four weeks of repairs the arena, as well as the second level mezzanine, will be unavailable for any functions, since the dust and noise from the work would disturb any activity in those locations.
Physical education classes will relocate to the outside courts next to the Recreation Center from Oct. 20 through Nov. 26. Second-floor classrooms, the bookstore and other offices in the building will remain open. The department regrets any inconveniences as improvements to the facility are being made. For more information call 693-1199.
Caribbean Cruise for Two Raffle Will Benefit Tom Joyner Scholarship Fund
In an effort to keep the Tom Joyner Scholarship fund at UVI alive, the UVI Tom Joyner Foundation Committee will raffle a seven-day Caribbean cruise for two. Raffle tickets are on sale at the UVI bookstores on both campuses and at the institutional advancement office on the St. Thomas Campus. Raffle tickets are also available from committee members.
Tickets are $5 per chance and $50 per book of 11 chances. The raffle winner will be selected on Nov. 23 at the St. Thomas/St. John Agricultural Fair. For details, call 693-1046.
UVI Music Department to Hold Fall Concert on Saturday, Oct. 18
The UVI music department will present its annual fall semester concert at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 18, at the Christchurch Methodist Church in Market Square of Charlotte Amalie. The concert is titled To God Be the Glory.
Performers will include the UVI Concert Band, under the direction of professor Austin Venzen, and the University Concert Choir, under the direction of professor Elvira Green. Solo performances will be made by Eugenia Chapman, Detra Davis, Melita Etienne, Danielle Greenaway and Eltino Pickering. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students. They are available at the UVI bookstore, the UVI humanities division office and from UVI band and choir members. For details contact Venzen at 693-1192.
UVI Accounting Association Sets Oct. 19 Meeting on St. Croix
The UVI Accounting Association, St. Croix campus chapter, will hold its next general meeting from 3 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 19, in room 716 in the Melvin Evans Center on the St. Croix campus. All members and interested persons are invited to attend. For details call Cheryl Connor at 773-0559 or 773-1440 extension 235.
SBDC Offers Seminar on Personal Credit on Oct. 20
The UVI Small Business Development Center (SBDC) will conduct a seminar entitled "Personal Credit Basics: What Everybody Needs to Know" from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, Oct. 20, at the SBDC Training Facility at Nisky Center, Suite 720, on St. Thomas.
Presenters Linroy E. Freeman and Karen Sprauve will cover such topics as who needs credit, fixing bad credit, how personal credit affects plans to start a business and what students should know about credit and credit reports. Admission to the seminar is $20. A 50 percent discount is available to individuals who pre-register. Admission for UVI faculty, staff and students is free, although they must pre-register. For details and to pre-register call the SBDC at 776-3206 or visit the Nisky Center office Monday through Friday between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.
English Proficiency Examinations Set November 13 on St. Croix, St. Thomas
UVI will conduct English Proficiency Examinations (EPE) on the St. Croix and St. T
homas campus on Thursday, Nov. 13. The EPE is a graduation requirement for all undergraduate UVI students. The exam application deadline is Friday, Nov. 7. Walk-ins are not accepted.
To register on the St. Thomas campus, visit the enrollment management office, located on the second floor of the Classroom/Administration (CA) building. For details call 693-1152.
To register on the St. Croix campus, visit the Academic Services Office located in Evans Center Room 811. Workshops to prepare students to take the EPE are planned on Oct. 24 and Nov. 7 on St. Croix. For details call 692-4103.
For more on the University of the Virgin Islands, visit the Web site at www.uvi.edu.
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