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Dec. 2, 2003 — The University of the Virgin Islands Bulletin Board issued has these announcements:
Afternoon on the Green Committee Seeks Creative Theme
The UVI Afternoon on the Green Committee is asking for submissions for a creative theme for Afternoon on the Green 2004 – the "friendraiser" that will mark its 15th year on March 14, 2004. Something catchy that lends itself to creative expression (art for a T-shirt or poster) would be great. The person who contributes the winning theme will win $10 worth of taste tickets at the event. Good luck!
Here's a look at past Afternoon on the Green themes:
1990 – Man Pot
1992 – Food Melee
1994 – International Smorgasbord
1998 – A Culinary Blast from the Past
2001 – A Taste Odyssey
2002 – Celebrating the Red, White and Blue
2003 – Inaugural Kallaloo
Caribbean Cruise for Two Offered in Tom Joyner Foundation Raffle
UVI, the Tom Joyner Foundation and Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines have teamed up to present a Caribbean cruise for two to the winner of a fund-raising raffle now under way. Raffle chances cost $5 each or $50 for a book of 11 chances. The raffle will be drawn at the UVI Christmas Concert (see item below) to be held at 8 p.m. on Dec. 6 in the Sports and Fitness Center on the St. Thomas campus. Raffle tickets are available from the office of institutional advancement on the St. Thomas campus, at both UVI Bookstores, and from administrative assistants in the various academic divisions. Participants need not be present to win. Proceeds of the raffle will go toward the UVI Tom Joyner Foundation Scholarship Fund.
CYFAR Invites Public to Closing Ceremonies Set for Dec. 2
The public is invited to closing ceremonies for the Basic Computer Training short course conducted by the UVI Cooperative Extension Service for the Children, Youth and Families At Risk (CYFAR) program. The ceremonies are set for 6 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 2, at the CYFAR Computer Lab on the St. Croix campus. For more information contact Lois Sanders, the CES assistant director for 4-H/Family and Consumer Science programs, at 692-4096.
UVI-SBDC Seminar to Focus on Tax Compliance, Record Keeping Set Dec. 4
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 Virgin Islands 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.
UVI Music Department's 'A Winter Wonderland' Set Dec. 6
The UVI Music Department will present "A Winter Wonderland" – its annual Christmas concert – at 8 p.m. in the Sports and Fitness Center on the St. Thomas campus Saturday, Dec. 6.
The concert will showcase the UVI Concert Band, directed by Austin A. Venzen; the UVI Concert Choir, directed by Elvira O. Green; and the UVI Jazz Ensemble, directed by Martin J. Lamkin. Also featured will be the St. Nichols Brass, solos by Malvern V. Gumbs and an appearance by the Leonard Dober Elementary School choirs.
Tickets — $15 for adults and $10 for students — can be purchased at the UVI Bookstore, UVI Humanities Office, Dockside Bookshop and Krystal and Gifts.
VIMAS to Sponsor Seafood Safety Workshop Dec. 9 on St. Croix
A workshop on Seafood Safety is scheduled for 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 9 at the St. Croix Curriculum Center. Sponsored by the V.I. Marine Advisory Service, the session will include information on seafood safety, seafood quality, government regulations regarding seafood safety, ciguatera, histamine poisoning, biotoxins and more. The workshop is designed for anyone who eats or handles seafood. For more information call Marcia Taylor at 692-4046 or Mayra Suarez at 693-1392.
UVI Sets Model Farm Opening Ceremonies for Dec. 14
A public opening ceremony for the UVI Integrated Model Farm Project, originally scheduled for November 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. For more information, call Dr. Rakocy at 692-4031 or Dr. Bob Godfrey at 692-4042.
Family Life Center Book Drive Set for Dec. 15
The UVI Family Life Center (FLC) on the St. Thomas campus is conducting a book drive to procure reading books for children in the program. The goal is to give each child in the program at least one book to take home to read over the holidays. Children in the program attend the M. J. Kirwan Elementary. New and used books are welcome. They should be appropriate for children aged nine through 12. The deadline for collection is Dec. 15. Book drop-off points are: the Ralph Paiewonsky Library, the President's office, the Bookstore, the Chancellor's office, the Physical Plant, the Food Pavilion, the admissions office, and the nurse's office. For more information call 693-1126, 693-1123 or 693-1122.
For more on the University of the Virgin Islands, visit the Web site at www.uvi.edu.

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