April 26, 2004 – The University of the Virgin Islands Bulletin Board issued today has these announcements:
UVI to Observe Carnival Recess April 30 – May 2
UVI will observe Carnival recess from Friday, April 30, to Sunday, May 2. The university will be closed during this period. Classes will resume and University offices will re-open on Monday, May 3.
UVI Carnival Troupe Practices Continue; Carnival T-shirts For Sale
Mandatory practices for all members of the UVI Carnival Troupe will be held at 5 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday at the Dining Pavilion on the St. Thomas campus. Costume distribution and the final practice will be held at 6 p.m. on Friday, April 30, at the Dining Pavilion. All members who have outstanding fees are asked to pay them this week. UVI Carnival T-shirts are $10 (all sizes) and are available at the St. Thomas campus Chancellor's Office or the President's Office.
UVI Financial Aid Offices to Close for Training on April 27
UVI financial aid offices on both the St. Croix and St. Thomas campuses will be closed Tuesday, April 27, to allow all staff to attend mandatory U.S. Department of Education training in Puerto Rico. For more information call 692-4186.
UVI Nursing Students to Display Posters at Tutu Park Mall on April 28
UVI Bachelor of Nursing Science students will present a poster display on injury prevention among children in the center court of the Tutu Park Mall from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 28. The goal of this project is to expand knowledge of injury prevention while promoting preventative health as an essential component of childcare. Posters will be displayed on a wide range of topics including stranger danger, sun safety, safety around animals, choking prevention, first aid and car seat safety. For details contact UVI nursing professor Dr. Doris W. Campbell at 693-1295.
UVI Registration for Fall 2004 Continuing Through May 9
UVI has announced that online registration for continuing students for the Fall 2004 semester has been extended through May 9. Returning UVI students register via the Internet using personal identification numbers that are provided by faculty advisers. They access registration forms by logging on to banweb.uvi.edu. Students who need a PIN should contact their advisers. Individuals experiencing difficulties with online registration should contact the Registrar's Office at 693-1160 on St. Thomas or the Academic Services Office at 692-4158 on St. Croix.
STARFest 10 Tickets Going Fast; Anniversary T-Shirts Offered With Purchase
Tickets are going fast for the Reichhold Center's upcoming STARFest 10, according to Reichhold business manager Pamela Sanes. She encouraged fans to purchase tickets as soon as possible to make sure they get preferred seating. Sanes also announced that — while supplies last — each person who purchases a STARfest ticket at the Reichhold Box Office will receive a free STARfest 10th Anniversary T-shirt. STARFest, often referred to as "The Virgin Islands' Best Show," returns to the stage on May 8 and 9 with 8 p.m. shows that Director David Edgecombe promises will have "more pizzazz than ever before." Tickets are $25, $18 and $12. Read the full News Release on the UVI home page (link below).
St. Croix Students, Others Honored at Awards Program
Congratulations to students and others on the St. Croix campus who were recognized for their achievements during the Awards Program held Saturday evening. Among those who were recognized for having the highest Grade Point Averages in their respective classes were Fields Group Class Award Winners: freshman Annieva C. McFarlane (4.0 GPA), sophomore Dwight E. Nicholson (4.0 GPA), junior Akilah A. Moe (3.91) and senior Michelle Hemlepp (4.0 GPA).
St. Thomas Students Advised on Mail Box Key Return Policies
The student affairs office on the UVI St. Thomas campus has announced that Monday, May 17, is the deadline to return mailbox keys. Student summer mail can be picked up from the student activities office when summer classes are in session. Students not returning for the fall semester are reminded to leave self-addressed labels to allow mail forwarding to U.S. addresses. Students should also begin notifying mail senders of their change of address, including the effective date. Call 693-1111 for more information.
St. Thomas Campus Academic Awards Program Set for May 6
The 2004 Academic Awards program on UVI's St. Thomas campus is scheduled for 6 p.m. Thursday, May 6, at the Sports and Fitness Center. The program will honor top students in each grade level and include the presentation of major scholarships. A reception will follow. For more information contact Associate Chancellor Dr. Doris Battiste at 693-1121.
Golden Key Induction Ceremony Set for May 4 on St. Croix
The UVI St. Thomas and St. Croix campus chapters of the Golden Key International Honor Society are celebrating their 10th anniversaries this year. An induction ceremony and dinner for the St. Croix campus chapter will be held at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, May 4, at the Carambola Beach Resort. Fifteen new members are scheduled to be inducted. Everyone who plans to attend the induction and dinner must RSVP by April 23 to Chapter Advisor Miriam Osborne-Elliott at 692-4187. To become a member of the society students must have a minimum grade point average of 3.3. Seventeen students were inducted into St. Thomas campus Golden Key chapter on April 4.
UVI Spring Concert Set for May 8 at Charlotte Amalie High School
The UVI Music Area will present its annual Spring Concert at 8 p.m. on Saturday, May 8, at the Charlotte Amalie High School auditorium. The concert is titled "An Evening at the Opera and Broadway." It will feature familiar tunes like the "Habanera" and "Summertime." Well-known songs from Broadway's "Phantom of the Opera," "Cats," and "Pocahontas" will also be performed. The UVI Concert Choir, St. Thomas Community Voice Students and the UVI Concert Band will also be featured. Tickets — $10 for adults and $5 for students — are available at the UVI Bookstore and Humanities Division, Krystal and Gifts Galore in Tutu Park Mall and Dockside Bookshop at Havensight Mall.
Class of 2004 Schedules Spring Ball on May 15
The St. Thomas campus graduating class of 2004 will hold a spring ball — "A Night of Sheer Elegance" — at 7 p.m. Saturday, May 15, at the Westin Hotel on St. John. The ball is sponsored by the class' Social and Cultural Committee and the UVI alumni affairs office. Tickets are $35 until May 3 and $40 thereafter. Tickets are available from graduating class members, the Student Affairs Office and from Dockside Books in Havensight Mall. For more information call 776-9200 extension 2672 or 693-1046.
Upward Bound Slates Youth Role Model Luncheon on May 16
The Parents Association of UVI's Upward Bound college preparation program on the St. Thomas campus will host the 14th Annual Youth Role Model Luncheon at 12:30 p.m. Sunday, May 16, at the Wyndham Sugar Bay Beach Resort. Youth role model honorees are: Keli Chongasing of All Saints School, Cara Lee Williams of Antilles School, Jevauhn Jones of Charlotte Amalie High School, Shatel Francis of Ivanna Eudora Kean High School, Jamie Steffens of Sts. Peter and Paul High School, Keridon Williams of Seventh-Day Adventist School, Kharina John of Wesleyan Academy and Angela Gumbs of the Upward Bound Program. Tickets are $35 and are available from honorees and at the Upward Bound office, room 100 H of the Classroom Administration Building on UVI's St. Thomas campus.
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