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UVI Administrative Offices Relocated to Administration and Conference Center
UVI's administrative offices on the St. Thomas campus have been relocated to the newly renovated Administration and Conference Center (ACC), formerly known as the Harvey Center. In announcing the move, UVI President Dr. LaVerne E. Ragster said, "We look forward with much anticipation to the consolidation of the major administrative offices in a central location and the ability to offer our customers responsive and efficient services." Normal operations for the offices in the Administration and Conference Center began on Monday, Oct. 1. All relocated offices can be contacted at their previous telephone numbers and email addresses. A news release, including a list of relocated offices, is available on the UVI home page – www.uvi.edu.

Human Resources Announces New Fax Contact Number for Office
UVI's Human Resources Office has announced that it has a new fax number for general use by the UVI community. The new fax number is 340-693-1415. This number replaces the old number – 1405 – which should no longer be used for faxes intended for the Human Resources Office.

Elvin R. Fahie, Sr. Appointed Chief of Security for UVI
Elvin R. Fahie, Sr. has been appointed Chief of Security at the University of the Virgin Islands. Fahie, who most recently served as the Deputy Police Chief of the Virgin Islands Police Department for the St. Thomas and Water Island District, assumed his new post on October 1. He retired from the VIPD in June. As UVI's Chief of Security Fahie will be responsible for deterring crime and perceived threats to the University. He is tasked with ensuring that the St. Thomas campus remains safe and secure for UVI's students, staff, faculty and visitors. A news release is available on the UVI home page – www.uvi.edu.

Fulbright Student Grant Competition Application Deadline is Oct. 16
UVI students have until Oct. 16 to apply for one of more than 1,400 grants being offered to U.S. students by the Fulbright U.S. Student Program. The Fulbright Program is designed to allow students, scholars, and professionals to undertake international graduate study, advanced research, university teaching, and teaching in elementary and secondary schools worldwide. It is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State and administered by the Institute of International Education. The program awards 1,400 grants annually and currently operates in more than 140 countries.
For details, UVI students can visit the program web site.
Students currently enrolled at UVI should contact campus Fulbright Program Advisor Dr. Utha Williams for more information. Applications must be submitted both electronically and in hard copy to UVI's Office of Global and Graduate Education by Oct. 16.

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Repaving to Close Quarters B Parking Lot over Weekend
UVI's Physical Plant on the St. Thomas campus has announced that repair and paving of the Quarters B parking lot is scheduled for the coming weekend. The parking lot and roadway leading to the lot will be closed beginning at 7 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 13, 2007 at 7:30 am. The parking lot and road way will reopen at 8 a.m. on Monday, Oct. 15. The Physical Plant department asked that the university community exercise caution when traversing the surrounding roadway and expressed regret for any inconvenience this may cause.
STX Co-ed Volleyball League Begins
Sixty players on five co-ed volleyball teams kicked off the Fall 2007 Intramural Co-ed Volleyball League Wednesday, Oct. 10, on the St. Croix campus. Pain Killaz beat The Executioners in three straight sets, 25-16, 25-11 and 15-10 to win the first of two scheduled league matches. In the second match, Fire Burn held on to beat a determined Conquer Dem, 25-15, 17-25 and 16-14. League matches start at 9:15 p.m. with the second match following immediately after the end of the first. For details contact St. Croix Intramural Coordinator Bruce Wray at 692-4139.

St. Thomas/St. John Alumni Seeking Officer Nominations; Deadline is Oct. 13
The St. Thomas/St. John Chapter of the UVI Alumni Association is seeking nominations of individuals to fill officer positions in the upcoming election. Nominations for the offices of president, vice president, secretary, treasurer and St. John liaison are being accepted. The term of office is three years. Only UVI alumni with dues current can vote in the election. Dues are $35 for 2007-2008 or $300 for lifetime membership. The nomination deadline is Oct. 13, 2007. The election is scheduled for Nov. 15, 2007. For details on the nomination criteria, the election process and membership dues, contact Deanna Rogers, president of the St. Thomas/St. John Chapter of the Alumni Association at 714-2795 or send email to DeannaRog@msn.com.

Bucs to Take On Carolina on Road, Central Bayamon in Oct. 13 Home Game
The UVI Bucs varsity volleyball squad faces UPR Rio Carolina in a 6:30 p.m. road match-up on Thursday, Oct. 11. The Buccaneers' next home contest is set for 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 13 at the Sports and Fitness Center. The UVI community is encouraged to attend the home game. Links to UVI varsity athletic schedules for volleyball, tennis and swimming are now available from the UVI Athletics web site – a link is on the UVI home page – www.uvi.edu.

World Food Day Scheduled Oct. 14 on UVI's St. Croix Campus
World Food Day activities will be held on the grounds of the St. Croix campus of the University of the Virgin Islands from noon until 6 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 14. There will be food vendors, a farmers' market, tours of UVI's Agricultural Experiment field facilities, workshops, vegetable seedling distribution, music and cultural entertainment. This year, the workshops will focus on sweet potato, coconut and poultry. The first 30 persons to sign-up and attend the sweet potato and coconut workshops will get a free coconut tree. A news release is available on the UVI web site – www.uvi.edu.
Progress on Disease-Resistant Grapes to be Subject of Oct. 15 Seminar
A seminar reviewing progress in the genetic engineering of disease-resistant grapes will be held on UVI's St. Croix campus at 3 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 15. Dr. Dennis Gray, professor of Developmental Biology at the University of Florida's Mid-Florida Research and Education Center will be the speaker. Dr. Gray is collaborating with UVI's Dr. Thomas Zimmerman on field trials of transgenic Thompson Seedless grapes. These are the seedless green grapes found in grocery stores. This research involves using genes from other grapes to impart fungal resistance in this commercial variety. Studies are being conducted to evaluate disease resistance and production potential in the Virgin Islands. The first transgenic grape vineyard in the Caribbean was established at UVI in January of this year and continues to grow vigorously. Interested members of the UVI Community are encouraged to attend. The session will take place in room 133 of the Research and Extension Center. For details, contact Dr. Zimmerman at 692-4074.

CES Offers Classes in Home Decorating, Clothing Construction on St. Croix
The Family and Consumer Sciences Program of UVI's Cooperative Extension Service is offering classes in Home Decorating and Gift Items, and Beginners Clothing Construction. Classes for Home Decorating and Gift Items begin on Tuesday Oct. 16, and will be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays through Dec. 6. Beginners Clothing Construction classes begin on Wednesday, Oct. 17, and will be held on Mondays and Wednesdays through Dec. 5. All classes will be held from 9:30 to 1
1:30 a.m. in Building B at the West Campus on St. Croix. The classes are free and open to the public. To register or for more information, contact Rosalind Browne at 778-1620 ext. 3084 or call 692-4098

Election for Student Trustee Set for Wednesday, Oct. 17
The election of a student representative to the Board of Trustees will be held on Wednesday, Oct. 17. The candidates are LeRue Browne, Athalia Edwards and Dwayne Petersen. Student representatives to the Board of Trustees are selected alternately from the St. Croix and St. Thomas campuses, with the 2007-2008 representative coming from the St. Thomas campus. Fore more information call Junie Violenes at 693-1111 on St. Thomas or Hedda Finch-Simpson at 692-4228 on St. Croix.
Computer Literacy Exam Schedule Posted for St. Thomas, St. Croix
The following dates have been reserved on both St. Thomas and St. Croix for the Computer Literacy Exam (CLE) this academic year.
• Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2007
• Saturday, Nov. 17, 2007
• Thursday, Jan. 17, 2008
• Saturday, Feb. 16, 2008
• Monday, March 17, 2008
• Thursday, April 17, 2008
The exam will be offered from noon to 2 p.m. on the dates listed. On St. Thomas, the exams will be held in the CAB-103 computer lab and on St. Croix the exams will be held in the NWW-131 computer lab. It is necessary to register for the CLE at least three days in advance of the exam. Students may register by phone, email or in person. The St. Thomas contact person is Jimmy Rogers in the Registrar's Office — email:
jimmy@uvi.edu, phone: 693-1169. The St. Croix contact person is Marthious Clavier in the Research and Extension Center Building — email:
mclavier@uvi.edu , phone: 692-4090.

UVI Got Talent Variety Show Coming to St. Croix Campus, Contestants Needed
All UVI St. Croix campus students are invited to sign up to participate in the variety show "UVI Got Talent" scheduled for 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 19. All performances are welcome – singing, dancing, instrumentals, or anything that displays talent. The registration deadline is Oct. 17. Registration forms are available at the Student Activities Office. For more information contact Hedda Finch-Simpson, acting Student Activities Supervisor, at 692-4228 or hfinch@uvi.edu, phone: 692-4090.

St. Thomas/St. John Agriculture and Food Fair Shifted to Nov. 17-18
The St. Thomas/St. John Agriculture and Food Fair Committee has announced that the 2007 Agriculture and Food Fair will be held on Nov. 17 and 18, on the grounds of UVI's Reichhold Center for the Arts. The fair dates, originally set for Nov 10 and 11, were changed to avoid a scheduling conflict. The deadline to submit applications for space in the food fair, without a penalty, is now Friday, Oct. 19. Applications can be picked up at Department of Agriculture offices on all three islands and the UVI Cooperative Extension Service office on St. Thomas. For more information call 693-1080 or 774-5182.

Maze Featuring Frankie Beverly to Perform at the Reichhold on Oct. 20
UVI's Reichhold Center for the Arts will present one of the top names in contemporary R&B – Maze featuring Frankie Beverly – to the Virgin Islands with a performance at 8 pm. on Saturday, Oct. 20. This year, the band is on "The Fresh Tour," touching down in California, Washington D.C., The Virgin Islands and many points in between. The group is a staple on the annual Tom Joyner Fantastic Voyage cruise. Tickets are $36, $48 and $85. Tickets are available at Modern Music, UVI Bookstore, V.I. Bridal & Tuxedo, Urban Threadz, Essentric Shoe Boutique, Island Video (Nisky), Home Again (Red Hook) and the Reichhold Center Box Office at 693-1559. A news release, including a list of relocated offices, is available on the UVI home page – www.uvi.edu.

VIUCEDD Sets Oct. 22 Workshop for Siblings of People with Disabilities
The Virgin Islands University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (VIUCEDD) in collaboration with the National Siblings Leadership Network will host a "Creating a Local Network of Support for Siblings of Individuals with Disabilities" workshop on Monday, Oct. 22. The workshop will take place from 9 to 11 a.m. at the Great Hall in the NWW Building on UVI's St. Croix Campus. The keynote presenter will be John Kramer, co-founder of the National Siblings Leadership Network. Interested persons are urged to register early as space is limited. For more information contact, Miriam Osborne Elliott, assistant director of VIUCEDD at 692-1919.

UVI to Observe Red Ribbon Week Activities Set Oct. 22-26 on St. Thomas
The University of the Virgin Islands will observe Red Ribbon Week on Oct. 22 through 26 with a host of activities. The theme for this year's Red Ribbon Week is "United We Stand for a Drug Free Land." Activities on UVI's St. Thomas campus include:
• Oct. 22 – Pledge Day – Make a pledge to be drug free and collect a red ribbon token at the UVI Dining Pavilion and Student Lounge (SFC) from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
• Oct. 23 – Decoration Day Contest (Best Decorated Area) Offices and/or organizations will be decorating an area on campus to be judged. Judging will take place anytime after 10 a.m. A trophy and prize will be given to the winner. To sign up call Carolyn Wattley at (340) 693-1120 or visit the Student Activities Center.
• Oct. 24 – Walk & Speak Out -Walk against Substance Abuse and Crime Prevention – Walk starts at the Sports and Fitness Center at 5:30 p.m. and will end on the Golf Course where there will be a vigil and open mic on substance abuse and crime prevention. First 50 walk participants will receive a free pedometer. First place in the open mic will win $300 and second place will receive $150.
• Oct. 25 – Free HIV/AIDS testing from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Health Services Office.
• Oct. 26 – Wear Red Day – Competition for the "most unique/original red outfit" at the Dining Pavilion from noon to 1:30 p.m. There will be music, prizes and much more. The entire university community is encouraged to wear red – red socks, red hats, red shirts etc. Judging will take place at 1 p.m. in the Dining Pavilion. The top prize is a round-trip ticket on Seaborne Airlines.
For more information about Red Ribbon Week, contact Carolyn Wattley at (340) 693-1120 or cwattle@uvi.edu.

UVI's Music Area Schedules Fall Concert for Oct. 27
The annual fall concert of UVI's Music Area of the Humanities and Social Sciences Division is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 27. The concert, titled Precious Lord, will feature the University's concert band and concert choir under the direction of Professor Austin A. Venzen. It will be presented at Christchurch Methodist Church in Charlotte Amalie. Special guest artists will be Eugenia Chapman, Camila Daniels, Danielle S. Greenaway, Drew Bowers, Detra Davis, Malvern V. Gumbs and Portia and Marcus Norkaitis. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students. They can be purchased at the UVI Bookstore, the UVI Humanities Office, Nora's Beauty Palace and from UVI band and choir members. For details, contact Venzen at 693-1192.

Research and Technology Park to Elect Board Officers on Oct. 31
The University of the Virgin Islands Research and Technology Park Board of Directors will hold its Annual Board Meeting at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 31. The meeting is held specifically for the purposes of electing the officers of the board. The meeting will be held via teleconference. Interested parties may visit the offices of the Research and Technology Park on the St. Croix campus to participate.
For more about the University of the Virgin Islands, visi
t the Web site: www.uvi.edu.

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UVI Administrative Offices Relocated to Administration and Conference Center
UVI's administrative offices on the St. Thomas campus have been relocated to the newly renovated Administration and Conference Center (ACC), formerly known as the Harvey Center. In announcing the move, UVI President Dr. LaVerne E. Ragster said, "We look forward with much anticipation to the consolidation of the major administrative offices in a central location and the ability to offer our customers responsive and efficient services." Normal operations for the offices in the Administration and Conference Center began on Monday, Oct. 1. All relocated offices can be contacted at their previous telephone numbers and email addresses. A news release, including a list of relocated offices, is available on the UVI home page - www.uvi.edu.

Human Resources Announces New Fax Contact Number for Office
UVI's Human Resources Office has announced that it has a new fax number for general use by the UVI community. The new fax number is 340-693-1415. This number replaces the old number - 1405 - which should no longer be used for faxes intended for the Human Resources Office.

Elvin R. Fahie, Sr. Appointed Chief of Security for UVI
Elvin R. Fahie, Sr. has been appointed Chief of Security at the University of the Virgin Islands. Fahie, who most recently served as the Deputy Police Chief of the Virgin Islands Police Department for the St. Thomas and Water Island District, assumed his new post on October 1. He retired from the VIPD in June. As UVI's Chief of Security Fahie will be responsible for deterring crime and perceived threats to the University. He is tasked with ensuring that the St. Thomas campus remains safe and secure for UVI's students, staff, faculty and visitors. A news release is available on the UVI home page - www.uvi.edu.

Fulbright Student Grant Competition Application Deadline is Oct. 16
UVI students have until Oct. 16 to apply for one of more than 1,400 grants being offered to U.S. students by the Fulbright U.S. Student Program. The Fulbright Program is designed to allow students, scholars, and professionals to undertake international graduate study, advanced research, university teaching, and teaching in elementary and secondary schools worldwide. It is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State and administered by the Institute of International Education. The program awards 1,400 grants annually and currently operates in more than 140 countries.
For details, UVI students can visit the program web site.
Students currently enrolled at UVI should contact campus Fulbright Program Advisor Dr. Utha Williams for more information. Applications must be submitted both electronically and in hard copy to UVI's Office of Global and Graduate Education by Oct. 16.

Repaving to Close Quarters B Parking Lot over Weekend
UVI's Physical Plant on the St. Thomas campus has announced that repair and paving of the Quarters B parking lot is scheduled for the coming weekend. The parking lot and roadway leading to the lot will be closed beginning at 7 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 13, 2007 at 7:30 am. The parking lot and road way will reopen at 8 a.m. on Monday, Oct. 15. The Physical Plant department asked that the university community exercise caution when traversing the surrounding roadway and expressed regret for any inconvenience this may cause.
STX Co-ed Volleyball League Begins
Sixty players on five co-ed volleyball teams kicked off the Fall 2007 Intramural Co-ed Volleyball League Wednesday, Oct. 10, on the St. Croix campus. Pain Killaz beat The Executioners in three straight sets, 25-16, 25-11 and 15-10 to win the first of two scheduled league matches. In the second match, Fire Burn held on to beat a determined Conquer Dem, 25-15, 17-25 and 16-14. League matches start at 9:15 p.m. with the second match following immediately after the end of the first. For details contact St. Croix Intramural Coordinator Bruce Wray at 692-4139.

St. Thomas/St. John Alumni Seeking Officer Nominations; Deadline is Oct. 13
The St. Thomas/St. John Chapter of the UVI Alumni Association is seeking nominations of individuals to fill officer positions in the upcoming election. Nominations for the offices of president, vice president, secretary, treasurer and St. John liaison are being accepted. The term of office is three years. Only UVI alumni with dues current can vote in the election. Dues are $35 for 2007-2008 or $300 for lifetime membership. The nomination deadline is Oct. 13, 2007. The election is scheduled for Nov. 15, 2007. For details on the nomination criteria, the election process and membership dues, contact Deanna Rogers, president of the St. Thomas/St. John Chapter of the Alumni Association at 714-2795 or send email to DeannaRog@msn.com.

Bucs to Take On Carolina on Road, Central Bayamon in Oct. 13 Home Game
The UVI Bucs varsity volleyball squad faces UPR Rio Carolina in a 6:30 p.m. road match-up on Thursday, Oct. 11. The Buccaneers' next home contest is set for 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 13 at the Sports and Fitness Center. The UVI community is encouraged to attend the home game. Links to UVI varsity athletic schedules for volleyball, tennis and swimming are now available from the UVI Athletics web site – a link is on the UVI home page – www.uvi.edu.

World Food Day Scheduled Oct. 14 on UVI's St. Croix Campus
World Food Day activities will be held on the grounds of the St. Croix campus of the University of the Virgin Islands from noon until 6 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 14. There will be food vendors, a farmers' market, tours of UVI's Agricultural Experiment field facilities, workshops, vegetable seedling distribution, music and cultural entertainment. This year, the workshops will focus on sweet potato, coconut and poultry. The first 30 persons to sign-up and attend the sweet potato and coconut workshops will get a free coconut tree. A news release is available on the UVI web site - www.uvi.edu.
Progress on Disease-Resistant Grapes to be Subject of Oct. 15 Seminar
A seminar reviewing progress in the genetic engineering of disease-resistant grapes will be held on UVI's St. Croix campus at 3 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 15. Dr. Dennis Gray, professor of Developmental Biology at the University of Florida's Mid-Florida Research and Education Center will be the speaker. Dr. Gray is collaborating with UVI's Dr. Thomas Zimmerman on field trials of transgenic Thompson Seedless grapes. These are the seedless green grapes found in grocery stores. This research involves using genes from other grapes to impart fungal resistance in this commercial variety. Studies are being conducted to evaluate disease resistance and production potential in the Virgin Islands. The first transgenic grape vineyard in the Caribbean was established at UVI in January of this year and continues to grow vigorously. Interested members of the UVI Community are encouraged to attend. The session will take place in room 133 of the Research and Extension Center. For details, contact Dr. Zimmerman at 692-4074.

CES Offers Classes in Home Decorating, Clothing Construction on St. Croix
The Family and Consumer Sciences Program of UVI's Cooperative Extension Service is offering classes in Home Decorating and Gift Items, and Beginners Clothing Construction. Classes for Home Decorating and Gift Items begin on Tuesday Oct. 16, and will be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays through Dec. 6. Beginners Clothing Construction classes begin on Wednesday, Oct. 17, and will be held on Mondays and Wednesdays through Dec. 5. All classes will be held from 9:30 to 1 1:30 a.m. in Building B at the West Campus on St. Croix. The classes are free and open to the public. To register or for more information, contact Rosalind Browne at 778-1620 ext. 3084 or call 692-4098

Election for Student Trustee Set for Wednesday, Oct. 17
The election of a student representative to the Board of Trustees will be held on Wednesday, Oct. 17. The candidates are LeRue Browne, Athalia Edwards and Dwayne Petersen. Student representatives to the Board of Trustees are selected alternately from the St. Croix and St. Thomas campuses, with the 2007-2008 representative coming from the St. Thomas campus. Fore more information call Junie Violenes at 693-1111 on St. Thomas or Hedda Finch-Simpson at 692-4228 on St. Croix.
Computer Literacy Exam Schedule Posted for St. Thomas, St. Croix
The following dates have been reserved on both St. Thomas and St. Croix for the Computer Literacy Exam (CLE) this academic year.
• Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2007
• Saturday, Nov. 17, 2007
• Thursday, Jan. 17, 2008
• Saturday, Feb. 16, 2008
• Monday, March 17, 2008
• Thursday, April 17, 2008
The exam will be offered from noon to 2 p.m. on the dates listed. On St. Thomas, the exams will be held in the CAB-103 computer lab and on St. Croix the exams will be held in the NWW-131 computer lab. It is necessary to register for the CLE at least three days in advance of the exam. Students may register by phone, email or in person. The St. Thomas contact person is Jimmy Rogers in the Registrar's Office -- email:
jimmy@uvi.edu, phone: 693-1169. The St. Croix contact person is Marthious Clavier in the Research and Extension Center Building -- email:
mclavier@uvi.edu , phone: 692-4090.

UVI Got Talent Variety Show Coming to St. Croix Campus, Contestants Needed
All UVI St. Croix campus students are invited to sign up to participate in the variety show "UVI Got Talent" scheduled for 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 19. All performances are welcome - singing, dancing, instrumentals, or anything that displays talent. The registration deadline is Oct. 17. Registration forms are available at the Student Activities Office. For more information contact Hedda Finch-Simpson, acting Student Activities Supervisor, at 692-4228 or hfinch@uvi.edu, phone: 692-4090.

St. Thomas/St. John Agriculture and Food Fair Shifted to Nov. 17-18
The St. Thomas/St. John Agriculture and Food Fair Committee has announced that the 2007 Agriculture and Food Fair will be held on Nov. 17 and 18, on the grounds of UVI's Reichhold Center for the Arts. The fair dates, originally set for Nov 10 and 11, were changed to avoid a scheduling conflict. The deadline to submit applications for space in the food fair, without a penalty, is now Friday, Oct. 19. Applications can be picked up at Department of Agriculture offices on all three islands and the UVI Cooperative Extension Service office on St. Thomas. For more information call 693-1080 or 774-5182.

Maze Featuring Frankie Beverly to Perform at the Reichhold on Oct. 20
UVI's Reichhold Center for the Arts will present one of the top names in contemporary R&B - Maze featuring Frankie Beverly - to the Virgin Islands with a performance at 8 pm. on Saturday, Oct. 20. This year, the band is on "The Fresh Tour," touching down in California, Washington D.C., The Virgin Islands and many points in between. The group is a staple on the annual Tom Joyner Fantastic Voyage cruise. Tickets are $36, $48 and $85. Tickets are available at Modern Music, UVI Bookstore, V.I. Bridal & Tuxedo, Urban Threadz, Essentric Shoe Boutique, Island Video (Nisky), Home Again (Red Hook) and the Reichhold Center Box Office at 693-1559. A news release, including a list of relocated offices, is available on the UVI home page - www.uvi.edu.

VIUCEDD Sets Oct. 22 Workshop for Siblings of People with Disabilities
The Virgin Islands University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (VIUCEDD) in collaboration with the National Siblings Leadership Network will host a "Creating a Local Network of Support for Siblings of Individuals with Disabilities" workshop on Monday, Oct. 22. The workshop will take place from 9 to 11 a.m. at the Great Hall in the NWW Building on UVI's St. Croix Campus. The keynote presenter will be John Kramer, co-founder of the National Siblings Leadership Network. Interested persons are urged to register early as space is limited. For more information contact, Miriam Osborne Elliott, assistant director of VIUCEDD at 692-1919.

UVI to Observe Red Ribbon Week Activities Set Oct. 22-26 on St. Thomas
The University of the Virgin Islands will observe Red Ribbon Week on Oct. 22 through 26 with a host of activities. The theme for this year's Red Ribbon Week is "United We Stand for a Drug Free Land." Activities on UVI's St. Thomas campus include:
• Oct. 22 - Pledge Day - Make a pledge to be drug free and collect a red ribbon token at the UVI Dining Pavilion and Student Lounge (SFC) from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
• Oct. 23 - Decoration Day Contest (Best Decorated Area) Offices and/or organizations will be decorating an area on campus to be judged. Judging will take place anytime after 10 a.m. A trophy and prize will be given to the winner. To sign up call Carolyn Wattley at (340) 693-1120 or visit the Student Activities Center.
• Oct. 24 - Walk & Speak Out -Walk against Substance Abuse and Crime Prevention - Walk starts at the Sports and Fitness Center at 5:30 p.m. and will end on the Golf Course where there will be a vigil and open mic on substance abuse and crime prevention. First 50 walk participants will receive a free pedometer. First place in the open mic will win $300 and second place will receive $150.
• Oct. 25 - Free HIV/AIDS testing from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Health Services Office.
• Oct. 26 - Wear Red Day - Competition for the "most unique/original red outfit" at the Dining Pavilion from noon to 1:30 p.m. There will be music, prizes and much more. The entire university community is encouraged to wear red - red socks, red hats, red shirts etc. Judging will take place at 1 p.m. in the Dining Pavilion. The top prize is a round-trip ticket on Seaborne Airlines.
For more information about Red Ribbon Week, contact Carolyn Wattley at (340) 693-1120 or cwattle@uvi.edu.

UVI's Music Area Schedules Fall Concert for Oct. 27
The annual fall concert of UVI's Music Area of the Humanities and Social Sciences Division is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 27. The concert, titled Precious Lord, will feature the University's concert band and concert choir under the direction of Professor Austin A. Venzen. It will be presented at Christchurch Methodist Church in Charlotte Amalie. Special guest artists will be Eugenia Chapman, Camila Daniels, Danielle S. Greenaway, Drew Bowers, Detra Davis, Malvern V. Gumbs and Portia and Marcus Norkaitis. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students. They can be purchased at the UVI Bookstore, the UVI Humanities Office, Nora's Beauty Palace and from UVI band and choir members. For details, contact Venzen at 693-1192.

Research and Technology Park to Elect Board Officers on Oct. 31
The University of the Virgin Islands Research and Technology Park Board of Directors will hold its Annual Board Meeting at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 31. The meeting is held specifically for the purposes of electing the officers of the board. The meeting will be held via teleconference. Interested parties may visit the offices of the Research and Technology Park on the St. Croix campus to participate.
For more about the University of the Virgin Islands, visi t the Web site: www.uvi.edu.