Feb. 12, 2004 – The University of the Virgin Islands Bulletin Board issued today has these announcements:
Participants Sought for UVI's 2004 Carnival Floupe
The UVI community engagement committee is excited about this year's floupe entry in the V.I. Carnival Parade. The committee has adopted a theme that reflects the V.I. Carnival Committee's "Through a Cultural Door for Carnival 2004" theme. The UVI floupe's theme is: "Knowledge, Culture and More for UVI Carnival 2004." The concept is to have a UVI float depicting the brain (symbolizing intellect) and costumes connected to three cultures that contributed to present-day knowledge in the Virgin Islands and Caribbean region – African, Taino Indian and Greco-Roman.
Costume prices are expected to be in the range of about $100. Costume sketches will be displayed on-line and on posters by Wednesday, Feb. 11. Sign-up for St. Thomas students will take place in the office of student affairs on St. Thomas and in the Chancellor's office for faculty/staff. The floupe would be enhanced by the participation of St. Croix students, staff and faculty. Further information about St. Croix sign-up sheets will be made available later this week. For further information, please call Cherie Wheatley at 693-1541.
V.I. Writing Project Plans Feb. 16 Workshop for Teachers Who Write
The V.I. Writing Project will sponsor a workshop on Monday, Feb. 16, at Victor's New Hideout on St. Thomas, for teachers who write. Award-winning writer Cristina Kessler will present techniques for approaching publishers, including the basics of a successful query letter. This two-hour workshop will begin at 10:30 a.m. It is open to all teachers who are interested in publishing their writing; however, space is limited. Call Dr. Trevor Parris at 693-1258 to pre-register. Leave a message with your name, school, and home phone number.
UVI Offers Endocrinology Short Course Beginning Feb. 17
UVI, in cooperation with the Endocrine Society, will offer an endocrinology short course from Feb. 17-24 on the St. Thomas campus. The course is free and open to students and members of the community. Endocrinology is the study of systems that use hormones to regulate the performance of tissues and organs in humans and animals. Go to the UVI Web site press release section for more information.
St. Thomas Campus Activities
* Monday, Feb. 16-Friday, Feb. 19 — Financial Aid Awareness Week. See item below.
* Tuesday, Feb. 17, 1-2 p.m. — Counseling and Placement Center workshop: "Career Focus: Charting Your Future" in the Counseling and Placement Center Conference Room. Call 693-1087 for details.
* Thursday, Feb. 19, noon-2 p.m. — Spring 2004 Student Leadership Development Series in the Chase Auditorium. Topic: "Motivation: How to Lead, Motivate and Inspire." Call 693-1111 for details.
* Friday, Feb. 20, 6 p.m. — Carabana Ensemble Theater performs "Nennie Myrah" in the UVI Little Theater, CA Building. See item below.
Carabana Ensemble to Perform 'Nennie Myrah' at UVI Little Theatre
A performance of the monodrama "Nennie Myrah – The Life of Myrah Keating Smith" will be presented by St. John's Carabana Ensemble Theater on UVI's St. Thomas campus at 6 p.m. Friday, Feb. 20, in the UVI Little Theatre in the CA Building. "Nennie Myrah" tells the story of the accomplishments of renowned Virgin Islander Myrah Keating Smith of St. John through the eyes of a market woman. A discussion will follow. The UVI production will be the only St. Thomas presentation of the drama. Call the student activities office at 693-1111 for more information.
Financial Aid Awareness Week, Income Tax Assistance Set on St. Thomas
Financial Aid Awareness Week activities on UVI's St. Thomas Campus have been set for the week of Feb. 16. Sessions for students, high school counselors and the UVI and V.I. communities are planned, beginning with a kick-off session from 10 a.m. to noon on Monday, Feb. 16, in the Classroom Administration Building. High School Counselors Day activities are planned from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 18, in the UVI Sports and Fitness Center. Members of the UVI and V.I. communities are invited to take advantage of free income tax assistance provided by the V.I. Internal Revenue Bureau. Income tax assistance will be offered by appointment only from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 19, in the UVI Financial Aid Office. The week's activities will conclude with Financial Aid Workshops for students or potential students on Friday, Feb. 20 at the Financial Aid Office resources room. Workshops will run from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and again from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. For more information call 693-1090.
Reichhold Center Season Tickets Now on Sale
Reichhold Center for the Arts 25th Anniversary season tickets are on sale. The season opens at 8 p.m. on Feb. 28 with a show by legendary soul/R&B artist Jeffrey Osborne. For ticket information call the Reichhold Center Box office at 693-1559.
St. Croix Campus Activities
* Thursday, Feb. 19 — Golden Key Honor Society raffle drawing. See item below.
* Friday, March 19 — Third Annual UVI-Queen Mary 5K Walk/Run. From Kmart to UVI's St. Croix Campus. Register at the St. Croix Campus Chancellor's office. For details call 692-4000.
Golden Key Honor Society Plans Raffle on St. Croix
The Golden Key International Honor Society on UVI's St. Croix campus will conduct a raffle on Thursday, Feb. 19. Prizes include two round-trip tickets to Puerto Rico from Seaborne Airlines, a VCR and gift certificates from Plaza Extra. Raffle tickets are available from Golden Key members and at the UVI booth at the Agriculture and Food Fair scheduled Feb. 14-16 at the fairgrounds in Estate Lower Love. Golden Key raffle tickets sold for a drawing originally scheduled on December 19, 2003, will be honored in the current drawing.
UVI-CES Offers New Field Guide on Sediment and Erosion Control
Contractors, property owners and individuals involved in construction and earth-change projects in the Virgin Islands can now insure that their work is being done in a manner that limits pollution of the territory's fragile coastal waters and surrounding coral reefs. The UVI Cooperative Extensive
Service, working under contract for the V.I. Planning and Natural Resources Department, has produced a pocket field guide on sediment and erosion control practices. The "Sediment & Erosion Control on Construction Sites Field Guide" presents up-to-date information on design practices for low-impact developments, and specifications for erosion, sediment and stormwater management. The field guide is a companion guide to the "Virgin Islands Environmental Protection Handbook," a manual describing proper pollution-prevention practices. Both books are available from the V.I. Resource Conservation & Development Counci, Inc. The Field Guide is $3 per copy, plus $1 for shipping. The Handbook is $15, plus $4 shipping. To order, contact Faye Williams, of the RC&D, at 692-9632, ext. 101 or Dale Morton, at UVI-CES, at 693-1082.
Personal Finance Seminar Offered Feb. 24 on St. Thomas
A seminar on personal finance entitled "Dollars & Sense" is scheduled for 6 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 24, at the UVI-Small Business Development Center training facility at Nisky Center on St. Thomas. The workshop is sponsored by the UVI-SBDC and First Bank of the Virgin Islands. The presenter will be Audrey Morton of the V.I. Housing Finance Authority. She will discuss the road to homeownership, offering steps to prepare first-time buyers and builders with valuable tips and insight as they prepare for homeownership. Also on the panel will be Karen Sprauve, assistant vice president, Community Reinvestment for First Bank. Sprauve will discuss services the bank offers first-time homebuyers. This seminar cost is $5. Light refreshments will be served. Please call the New Image F
oundation at 777-8883 to register.
For more on the University of the Virgin Islands, visit the Web site at www.uvi.edu.
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