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Nov. 20, 2003 – The University of the Virgin Islands Bulletin Board issued has these announcements:
Paradise Jam Opens Friday with Men's Action; Halftime Fun Planned
Paradise Jam 2003 opens Friday, Nov. 21, at UVI's Sports and Fitness Center with the first two of the tournament's scheduled 19 games beginning at 6:30 p.m. in the men's division. Six Division I men's squads — Appalachian State, Hampton, Monmouth, Boston College, La Salle and Wichita State — will play on Nov. 21, 22, 23, and 24. Eight Division I women's squads — Indiana, Iowa State, Mississippi State, Virginia Tech, Georgia Tech, James Madison, Southwest Missouri State and West Virginia — take the court on Nov. 27 through 29.
A pre-tourney press conference is scheduled from 7 to 8 p.m. this evening at the Grand Bay Palace Resort (formerly known as the Renaissance Grand Beach Resort). Live coverage on WVWI-Radio One is scheduled.
In addition to great basketball action, tournament fans will be treated to a wide variety of halftime activities and entertainment, according to Nels Hawkinson, executive director of the event's organizing company, Basketball Travelers, Inc. Hawkinson said halftime fun will include free-throw contests with prizes such as free hotel stays and car rentals, food give-a-ways, and lots of live music, including performances by local school bands.
UVI will take center court at halftime during Sunday's second game, with scheduled inductions into the UVI Athletic Hall of Fame.
General admission tickets for Virgin Islands residents are $10 per night. UVI student tickets cost $5 per night. Tickets are available at Modern Music, Parrot Fish, Nisky Pharmacy, The Rack and the UVI Bookstore.
UVI Little Theatre to Present "Man Better Man" Nov. 28 through Dec. 1
UVI will turn its Little Theatre on the St. Thomas campus into a small Trinidadian country village set in the late 1960s for the backdrop of its production of the Caribbean musical "Man Better Man." The play, written by Errol Hill, will now be staged Nov. 28 through Dec. 1. (The play was originally scheduled to run from Nov. 21 through 24.)
Tickets previously purchased will be honored on the corresponding weekday. Since the postponement has moved the play to Thanksgiving weekend, individuals who wish to return tickets or change days should return to the ticket outlet where tickets were purchased.
Showtime is 8 p.m. each day. Tickets are $6 for students and $12 for general admission. Outlets for tickets are the UVI Humanities Division, the UVI Bookstore, Dockside Bookstore and Nisky Pharmacy. For more information call 693-1354.
St. Croix Screenings of "Me & Mrs. Jones" Rescheduled To January
The screening of the romantic comedy "Me & Mrs. Jones" scheduled for Nov. 22 and 23 at the Island Center on St. Croix has been postponed to January 2004. Tickets that have been purchased will be honored at the January 2004 screening. Refunds are also available for ticket holders.
"Me & Mrs. Jones" was written by Virgin Islander Edward LaBorde Jr. The film enjoyed two sold-out screenings at the Reichhold Center on St. Thomas. For refunds or for more information call 693-1559.
On-line Registration for Spring Semester 2004 Continues
The UVI Registrar's office has announced that on-line registration for continuing students enrolling in spring semester 2004 classes will be available until further notice. More information and links to on-line registration are available on the UVI home page.
MBA Comprehensive Exam Scheduled Nov. 21
Applicants for the Masters of Business Administration Comprehensive Exam are reminded that the tests will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Nov. 21 in Room 116 of the Teacher Education building (Note: location change) on the St. Thomas campus and in the Research and Extension Center room 139 on the St. Croix campus. For more information on the St. Thomas campus, call Jacinthe Proctor at 693-1300. On St. Croix, call Joyce Hobson at 692-4110.
Public Invited to Workshop on Aquaculture on St. Croix
The Aquaculture Program at UVI Agricultural Experiment Station on the St. Croix campus will conduct a workshop on aquaculture from 9 a.m to 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 22, in the Research and Extension Center Building, Room 133. The workshop will present information on the design, construction and management of aquaponic systems for the production of tilapia and vegetables in the Virgin Islands. All interested persons are invited to attend. For more information, contact Dr. Jim Rakocy at 692-4031.
PRAXIS Examination Re-Scheduled for Nov. 22 on St. Thomas
The PRAXIS (teacher certification) Examination on St. Thomas was postponed due to the curfew imposed last Friday evening and Saturday morning on St. Thomas. The rescheduled exam will now be held on Saturday,
Nov. 22, in Teacher Education Building, Room 211, on the St. Thomas campus. Candidate check-in time begins at 7:30 a.m. The examination begins at 8 a.m. For more information call 693-1152.
The PRAXIS Exam on St. Croix was held as originally scheduled on Nov. 15.
Lecture on History of St. Croix Furniture and Furniture Makers Set Nov. 23
A lecture titled "St. Croix: A Brief History of Its Furniture and Furniture-Makers" will be presented by Carmella Richards from 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 23, at the cafetorium on UVI's St. Croix campus. Richards is a Crucian who now works at the Carnegie Corporation of New York. Admission is free and the public is invited.
The lecture is sponsored by the UVI Social Sciences Division and the St. Croix Landmarks Society. For more information contact Dr. Aletha Baumann at 692-4117.
UVI Saturday Science Academies to Meet Nov. 22
UVI's Science and Mathematics Department has announced that the Junior Science Saturday Academy and the Senior Science Saturday Academy, both of which were scheduled to meet on Saturday, Nov. 15, on the St. Thomas campus, have been rescheduled for Saturday, Nov. 22. For details call Dr. Stan Latesky at 693-1244.
UVI Jazz Ensemble Concert Rescheduled for Saturday, Nov. 22
The public is invited to a concert by the UVI Jazz Ensemble at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 22, at UVI's new dining pavilion on the St. Thomas campus. (Note: This concert was originally scheduled for Nov. 15.)
The ensemble, conducted by Martin J. Lamkin, will feature several local artists, including pianist Louis Taylor, UVI vocalist Danielle Greenaway, Melita Etiene, and pianist and vocalist Detra Davis. Classic jazz tunes such as "A Nightingale Sang in Berkley Square," "The Girl from Ipanema," "The Way You Look Tonight" and "Dat Dere" will be featured.
Admission is $10 for adults and $5 for students. Tickets are available at the UVI Humanities Division, the Music Department and UVI Bookstore as well as from ensemble members. For details contact Lamkin at 693-1194.
Fall Semester Student Recital and Open House Set Nov. 23 on St. Thomas
The Music Area of the UVI Humanities Division will conduct the annual fall semester student recital and open house at 4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 23, in the choir room of the UVI Music Building on the St. Thomas campus.
The program is free and open to the UVI Community and the general public. Some 20 students studying applied and secondary music will perform. For more information contact Professor Austin Venzen at 693-1192.
St. Croix SBDC to Offer Seminars on "Employee Motivation" and "Handling Sexual Harassment"
UVI's Small Business Development Center (SBDC) on St. Croix will conduct two seminars next week. The first is titled "Motivating Employees: Maximizing Productivity in the Workplace." It is scheduled for 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, Nov. 24.
The second seminar is titled "Handling Sexual Harassment in the Workplace." It is scheduled for 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 25.
Both seminars will be held at
the UVI SBDC Training Center located at the Sunshine Mall lower level on St. Croix. Admission for each is $20. Admission is free for UVI employees and students, and veterans of the U.S. military with valid identification. Refreshments will be served.
For details and to pre-register, call 692-5270.
UVI Sets Model Farm Opening Ceremonies for Dec. 14
A public opening ceremony for the UVI Integrated Model Farm Project, originally scheduled for Nov. 16, has been rescheduled for Sunday, Dec. 14. The farm, situated on five acres of land adjacent to the St. Croix campus, was developed by UVI's Agricultural Experiment Station. It includes rainwater collection systems, holding ponds, tanks for raising fish and an irrigation system which uses the effluent from the fish tanks.
UVI professor Dr. James Rakocy, one of the farm's developers, said the model farm represents the best of 30 years of experimentation and work at developing sustainable and economically viable agricultural systems for the Caribbean. A brief presentation and tours of the farm are planned. The farm can be accessed by following signs from the UVI Research and Extension Center on the St. Croix campus. For more information, call Rakocy at 692-4031 or Dr. Bob Godfrey at 692-4042.
UVI-SBDC Seminar to Focus on Tax Compliance, Record Keeping
The UVI Small Business Development Center (SBDC) will conduct the third in its series of seminars entitled "Checklist for Starting a Business in the Virgin Islands" from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 4, at the SBDC training center at Nisky Center on St. Thomas. Presented in collaboration with the V.I. Internal Revenue Bureau, the seminar will focus on tax compliance and record keeping. It is directed at business owners, potential business owners, employees and students. Among topics to be covered are which local and federal taxes you are obligated to pay; how taxes are computed; and how long records must be kept.
Seminar admission is $20. A $5 discount is available those who pre-register. The series is free to veterans of the U.S. military with valid identification, UVI faculty, staff and students. These individuals must pre-register. For more information and to pre-register call 776-3206 or visit the SBDC office.
For more on the University of the Virgin Islands, visit the Web site at www.uvi.edu.

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