June 4, 2004 – The University of the Virgin Islands Bulletin Board issued June 3 has these announcements:
Five Alumni to be Recognized at Awards Breakfast on St. Thomas Saturday
The St. Thomas/St. John Chapter of the UVI Alumni Association will honor five alumni members at the 2nd annual Alumni Awards Recognition Breakfast at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday, June 5. The breakfast will be held at L'Escargot Garden Restaurant on St. Thomas. The honorees will be Maria Ayala ('76); Gwenavire Hyndman ('77); Beverly January ('91); Clarence Nibbs ('92); and Anecia Sewer ('94). To see photographs and biographical information about the honorees visit the News Release section of the UVI home page (link below) or view this direct link.
Tickets are $25 and are available at the UVI Alumni Affairs Office. Proceeds will go toward the chapter's scholarship fund. For more information call 693-1046.
UVI Delegation Attending Caribbean Studies Association Annual Convention
UVI President Dr. LaVerne E. Ragster and Eastern Caribbean Center Director Dr. Frank Mills are leading a UVI delegation to this year's 29th annual convention of the Caribbean Studies Association in St. Kitts. Dr. Mills, who is the CSA's current president, said this year's conference theme is "Prospects and Options for the Transformation of the Caribbean in the 21st Century." The CSA goal, he said, is to foster contact, communication and cooperation among scholars, professionals and others.
Six UVI students are also attending this year's meeting. Five — Tamesha Antoine, Bonnie Braga, Anna-Lee Hosier, Eno Iniama and Marlene Thomas — were selected on the basis of a research paper competition. A sixth student, Daulinter Hazel, is on hand to assist Dr. Mills and the organization's secretariat with conference activities. St. Kitts Prime Minister Denzil Douglas participated in the opening ceremony. Dr. Ragster, a past CSA president, is scheduled to participate in a plenary session on higher education as a transforming agent.
Tito Nieves to Headline Reichhold Center's 'Latin Fiesta' June 19
UVI's Reichhold Center for the Arts has announced a change in its 2004 performance schedule. The Latin Fiesta, scheduled for 8 p.m. on June 19, will now feature Tito Nieves. Nieves, considered a legend in the world of salsa, is famous for what is known as the "New York Sound." The previously scheduled artist, Willie Colon, is heavily involved in politics which has taken up most of his time and prevents him from performing.
Tickets for the program are $45 for covered section seats and $35 for seats in the uncovered section. Travel packages are available from St. Croix and San Juan which start at about $261 from St. Croix and $291 from San Juan. Packages include one ticket to attend the performance, air transportation, hotel accommodations, and ground transportation to and from the venue and to and from the airport/seaplane.
Tickets are available at Parrot Fish (Back Street), Krystal Gifts Galore (Tutu Park Mall), at all Modern Music stores, the UVI Bookstore, Connections on St. John and the Reichhold Center ticketing office. For more information call the ticketing office at 693-1559.
Humanities Division Soliciting Instructor Resumes
The UVI humanities division on the St. Thomas campus is soliciting resumes from individuals who are qualified to teach any of the following courses: basic design, survey of world art, selected problems in world art, basic drawing, painting, design, drawing, oil painting and arts and crafts for elementary teachers. Please submit resumes for future consideration to Dr. Lorna Young-Wright, Co-Chair, Humanities Division, No. 2 John Brewer's Bay, St. Thomas, VI 00802 or e-mail.
Youth Moviemaking Workshop Applications Available; Deadline is June 4
UVI's Reichhold Center for the Arts is again offering its innovative Youth Moviemaking Workshop to increase the film/ video literacy of young people in the Virgin Islands. Individuals between the ages of 13-21 interested in moviemaking are encouraged to apply for the program by June 4. The program is open to 20 students. More information, including an application form, is available on the Reichhold Center's Web site.
Math Skills Testing Scheduled June 8 on St. Thomas Campus
Math skills diagnostic and placement testing on the St. Thomas campus is scheduled for 2 to 4 p.m. on Tuesday, June 8, in the Classroom Administration Building Rooms 305 and 306. All entering students (new to UVI) with SAT-math scores below 490 should take this test to determine appropriate enrollment for their first mathematics course. All students who take the test must bring photo ID.
CES Urban Forestry Conference Set for June 14-18 on St. John
UVI's Cooperative Extension Service will conduct the 9th Annual Caribbean Urban Forestry Conference on St. John from Monday, June 14, through Friday, June 18. The theme for this year's conference is "Managing the Caribbean Urban and Community Forest." The conference will be jointly sponsored by the CES, V.I. Agriculture Department, and the USDA Forest Service/International Institute of Tropical Forestry. For more information call 692-4060.
Summer Session Registration Set June 10-11; Classes Begin June 14
Registration for UVI's 2004 summer session is scheduled for Thursday, June 10, and Friday, June 11. Summer session will begin Monday, June 14. For information contact the Registrar's office on St. Thomas at 693-1051 or the academic services office on St. Croix at 692-4103. Details are available on the "Academics" section of the UVI home page (link below).
Summer Art Institute for Children with Disabilities Offered on St. Thomas
A free Summer Art Institute for children with disabilities will be offered to youngsters on Saturdays from June 19 through July 24 on St. Thomas. Sponsored by UVI's V.I. University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities, the workshop is open to youngsters between ages eight and 15. Instruction in creative drawing and painting is planned. Artist Lucinda Schutt will be the instructor. Classes will be held from 9:30 a.m. to noon on Saturdays at Roy Lester Schneider Hospital. Space in the workshop is limited. For more information or to reserve a spot call Schutt at 775-1023 or the VIUCEDD office at 693-1188.
Summer Computer Institute for Individuals with Disabilities Offered on St. Thomas
A free Summer Computer Institute for individuals with disabilities will be offered on St. Thomas from June 21 through July 30. Sponsored by UVI's V.I. University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities, the institute will teach basic computer operation, how to use e-mail and the Internet, and how to operate various computer programs. All individuals with disabilities are invited to participate. The program will also accommodate the visually impaired. Classes will be conducted from 8:30 a.m. to noon at the VIUCEDD Resources Center in the Teacher Education Building on UVI's St. Thomas campus. For information or to register call the VIUCEDD office at 693-1188.
Grant-Writing Seminar Set August 12-13; Application Deadline is June 5
A grant-writing seminar sponsored by the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology/Minority Access to Research Careers program will be offered at UVI on August 12 and 13. The two-day seminar — which will originate on the St. Thomas campus and be teleconferenced to the St. Croix campus — is designed to help investigators achieve their full potential in research by providing them with grant-writing skills that are necessary to maximize their abilities to generate novel ideas, and to communicate those ideas effectively to grant review pa
Conducted in association with Grant Writers' Seminars and Workshops, LCC, the seminar will be funded through the National Institute of General Medical Sciences, National Institutes of Health under the FASEB Visiting Scientists for Minority Institutions Program. Applications for the workshop must be submitted by June 5. For more information contact Dr. Jennifer Carroll at 693-1239 or via e-mail. Details and a downloadable application form are available on the UVI Web site's "Latest Links" menu and at this direct link.
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