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UVI to Close for Veteran's Day on Nov. 12
The University of the Virgin Islands will be closed on Monday, Nov. 12, in observance of Veterans Day. Classes will resume and administrative offices will reopen on their regular schedules on Tuesday, Nov. 13.
Cooks Sought for Food Fair Competition; Nov. 12 is Deadline to Register
Island cooks are challenged to bring out their best tasting maubi drinks, sweetbreads and ital dishes for a competition to be held in conjunction with the 2007 St. Thomas-St. John Agriculture and Food Fair scheduled for Nov. 17 and 18. The top three winners will be chosen in each category. Prizes of cash and ribbons will be awarded. Individuals who wish to participate in the competition must register by Monday, Nov. 12, with Faye James at the V.I. Department of Agriculture, which is a co-sponsor of the fair. To register, call James at 774-5182. The fair will be held on the grounds of the Reichhold Center for the Arts on the St. Thomas campus of the University of the Virgin Islands.
Intramural Volleyball Championship Set Nov. 8 on St. Croix Campus
The fall 2007 St. Croix campus intramural coed volleyball championship match will take place today (Thursday, Nov. 8) at 9:15 p.m. between Danger Zone and Pain Killaz. Fifth-seed Danger Zone, led by Roderick Moorehead and Jun-Jun Simmonds, upset fourth seed Executioners (28-26; 25-14) and top-seed Fire Burn (28-26; 17-25; 15-13) on their way to earning their second berth in the finals in two years. Third seed Pain Killaz, led by Michael Jerome, Hudson Browne and Kelly-Ann Joseph, upset second seed Conquer Dem (25-23; 25-19) to reach the final match for the first time.
Intramural Tennis Begins Nov. 8
The fall 2007 St. Croix campus intramural tennis tournament begins today (Nov. 8) and continues through the month. Men's and women's singles divisions are offered. All matches consist of a six game pro-set, no-ad scoring.
Table Tennis Begins Nov. 13
The fall 2007 St. Croix intramural table tennis men's and women's singles tournament begins at 9 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 13 and continues on Thursday, Nov. 15, in the Student Center. This is a double elimination singles event. Matches will consist of the best of five, eleven point games.
UVI's intramural program is free and all about having fun with friends. For more information and further details contact St. Croix Intramural Coordinator, Bruce Wray, at 692-4139 or email bwray@uvi.edu.
Workshop on National Student Exchange Program Set Nov. 14 on St. Croix Campus
An information workshop highlighting the National Student Exchange (NSE) program is scheduled on UVI's St. Thomas campus for noon to 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 14. The session will be held in the Counseling and Placement Office in rooms 720 and 721 of the Evans Center. Junior students with GPAs of 3.0 or higher are eligible for the NSE program. Sophomore students interested in the program are also encouraged to attend the workshop. Individuals who have participated in the NSE program will be on hand to share their experiences. For details, contact Counseling and Placement Supervisor Doris Farrington-Hepburn at 692-4187.
Paradise Jam 2007 Opens Nov. 15 with 18 Division I Teams Participating
Eight NCAA Division I men’s basketball teams will begin play in the eighth annual U.S. Virgin Islands Paradise Jam Tournament at the University of the Virgin Islands on Nov. 15. The men's division championship game is slated for Nov. 19. Action switches to the women's division of the tourney, on Nov. 22. A field of 10 highly ranked teams will participate. Tickets – $10 for V.I. residents (with ID) – are available from Modern Music in Havensight and at the UVI Bookstore. Tournament details, included lists of the visiting teams, tourney brackets and event history are available from a link on the UVI home page – www.uvi.edu – or from this direct link: www.paradisejam.com
Campus Crime Statistics Available from Security Offices, Libraries
University of the Virgin Islands crime statistics for the St. Croix and St. Thomas campuses are available in hard copy in the security offices and libraries on both campuses. Statistics are provided in compliance with the Cleary Act, 2004, 2005, and 2006.
On St. Croix, the Security Department is located in room 134 of the Evans Center. Contact Security Supervisor Ralph B. Cook, Sr., at 692-4155, or, on campus, at extension 4444. Send email to: rcook@uvi.edu.
On St. Thomas, the Security Department is located on the first floor of Penha House. Contact Chief of Security Elvin R. Fahie, Sr., at 693-1530 or 693-1535, or send email to: efahie@uvi.edu.
UVI Nursing Class to Sponsor Curbing Obesity Walk-Fair on Nov. 11
UVI's senior nursing class of 2008 will host the 1st annual Curbing Obesity Walk-Health Fair at the Charlotte Amalie High School track from 2 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 11. The activity will feature screening for cholesterol and blood glucose, along with blood pressure checks and BMI testing. A trophy will be awarded to the organization with the most participants. For details, contact Jahtara Francis at 340-513-9567.
Environmental Awareness Workshops Set Nov. 13-14 for Schools, Small Businesses
The University of the Virgin Islands will host a series of environmental awareness training workshops on Tuesday, Nov. 13, on the St. Thomas campus, and Wednesday, Nov. 14, on the St. Croix campus. Morning and afternoon workshops will be held each day. Morning sessions will be targeted toward K-12 school personnel, while afternoon workshops are designed for individuals from selected small businesses. These workshops are being conducted as partial fulfillment of a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Supplemental Environmental Project agreement to provide community outreach training to K-12 schools and selected small businesses in the territory. A news release is available from the UVI home page – www.uvi.edu.
Applications Being Accepted for National Student Exchange Program
UVI's Counseling and Placement Center is still accepting applications for the National Student Exchange Program (NSE). The program includes more than 200 schools in the mainland United States, along with Hawaii, Guam, Alaska, Canada and Puerto Rico. It offers an opportunity to explore a different culture, enroll in courses not presently offered at UVI, explore graduate schools, and make new friends. Applications are available at the UVI Counseling and Placement Center. For details, contact Counseling Supervisor/NSE Coordinator Andrea Hamm at 693-1136 or ahamm@uvi.edu.
Student Music Recital Set Nov. 18 on UVI's St. Thomas Campus
A recital by UVI students enrolled in the Music Program on the St. Thomas campus is scheduled for 4 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 18. The program will include voice and instrumental performances. The public is invited to this free event in the UVI Music Building. For details, call 693-1191.
Students Offer Music Recital on Nov. 25
UVI music students Danielle Greenaway and Eugenia Chapman will present a student music recital at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 25, at the Nisky Moravian Church. Admission is free and the public is invited.
Nominations Open for Who's Who Among American Colleges & Universities
Nominees for inclusion in the Who's Who Among Students at American Colleges and Universities publication are being accepted by UVI's Counseling and Placement Center. This prestigious award is bestowed upon senior students who have achieved a GPA of 3.2 or higher and have demonstrated campus involvement and/or leadership skills. In addition to receiving local and national recognition, Who's Who nominees are automatically eligible for the Who's Who Among Students scholarships. Nomination applications are available at UVI Counseling and Placement Center.
Nomination applications and supporting documents must be received by Monday, Nov. 26. Interested individuals should contact St. Thomas campus Counseling Supervisor/Who's Who Coordinator Andrea Hamm at 693-1136 or ahamm@uvi.edu.
VI-WRRI Issues Call for Proposals on Water Resources Projects
The Virgin Islands Water Resources Research Institute (VI-WRRI) at the University of the Virgin Islands has issued a call for project proposals for the 2008-2009 U.S. Geological Survey Water Institute Program. Proposals that address water resources issues in the U.S. Virgin Islands are being sought. Funds for this program are made available through the Section 104 Institute Program of the U.S. Department of Interior – U.S. Geological Survey. All faculty and staff of the University of the Virgin Islands are eligible to apply for these funds through the VI-WRRI. Collaborations with non-UVI personnel are allowed.
Approximately $80,000 will be available to fund USVI projects. Projects in the $15,000 to $20,000 range are preferred. Projects will be for one year with a starting date of March 1, 2008. Proposals are due by Friday, Nov. 30, 2007. The VI-WRRI Advisory Committee will review proposals and recommendations for funding will be made to the Director of the VI-WRRI. Criteria used in the evaluation will include: technical merit, feasibility of completion, competence of the principal investigator, training and education opportunities provided, plans for the dissemination of knowledge gained and local relevance. For details, contact the VI-WRRI 693-1062 or at hsmith@uvi.edu.
Second Annual Woodworkers Expo Set for Dec. 7-9 on St. Croix
The University of the Virgin Islands' Cooperative Extension Service and the St. Thomas, St. John, and St. Croix Wood Workers Society announce the second annual Virgin Islands Woodworkers Expo. This event will take place at the Great Hall on UVI's St. Croix campus on Dec. 7, 8, and 9. For details, contact Carlos Robles at 693-1080 or Clarice Clarke at 692-4060.
SBDC Offers Seminar on Debt and Personal Finance
UVI's Small Business Development Center (SBDC) will offer the second of two seminars on debt and personal finance on Nov. 14 at the center's training facility at Nisky Center on St. Thomas. (The first seminar in the series was held on Nov. 7.) The seminar is titled "How to Get Out of Debt and/or Stay Out of Debt." It will run from 6 to 8 p.m. Admission is $20 per seminar. Receive a $5 discount for each seminar if you pre-register. UVI students, faculty, staff and veterans of U.S. military are admitted free with a valid ID. Pre-registration is required. To pre-register or for details, call 776-3206.
Online Registration Under Way for Spring 2008 Semester
The University of the Virgin Islands has posted class schedules and detailed registration information for its 2008 Spring Semester classes on the UVI web site. The Spring Semester on the St. Thomas and St. Croix campuses begins on Monday, Jan. 14, 2008 and ends on Sunday, May 4, 2008. Returning students can register on-line through Tuesday, Dec. 18. Students should consult with their advisors for course approval and to obtain PIN assignments that are needed for online registration. Registration of new students is scheduled for Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2008. Details are available from the BUCSS link on the UVI home page – www.uvi.edu.
Reichhold Offers Photo Gallery, E-Newsletter for Patrons
Have you been to Reichhold Center lately? Now you can relive all the great dance moments from Break! or see Frankie Beverly up close and personal at the Center's Photo Gallery. The Reichhold Center Photo Gallery is the place to see the artists and patrons who make the Reichhold come alive. Reichhold patrons can also learn more about upcoming presentations by signing up for the new Reichhold Center E-Newsletter. The Reichhold Photo Gallery and E-Newsletter can be accessed from Website – www.reichholdcenter.com.
For more about the University of the Virgin Islands, visit the Web site: www.uvi.edu.

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UVI to Close for Veteran's Day on Nov. 12
The University of the Virgin Islands will be closed on Monday, Nov. 12, in observance of Veterans Day. Classes will resume and administrative offices will reopen on their regular schedules on Tuesday, Nov. 13.
Cooks Sought for Food Fair Competition; Nov. 12 is Deadline to Register
Island cooks are challenged to bring out their best tasting maubi drinks, sweetbreads and ital dishes for a competition to be held in conjunction with the 2007 St. Thomas-St. John Agriculture and Food Fair scheduled for Nov. 17 and 18. The top three winners will be chosen in each category. Prizes of cash and ribbons will be awarded. Individuals who wish to participate in the competition must register by Monday, Nov. 12, with Faye James at the V.I. Department of Agriculture, which is a co-sponsor of the fair. To register, call James at 774-5182. The fair will be held on the grounds of the Reichhold Center for the Arts on the St. Thomas campus of the University of the Virgin Islands.
Intramural Volleyball Championship Set Nov. 8 on St. Croix Campus
The fall 2007 St. Croix campus intramural coed volleyball championship match will take place today (Thursday, Nov. 8) at 9:15 p.m. between Danger Zone and Pain Killaz. Fifth-seed Danger Zone, led by Roderick Moorehead and Jun-Jun Simmonds, upset fourth seed Executioners (28-26; 25-14) and top-seed Fire Burn (28-26; 17-25; 15-13) on their way to earning their second berth in the finals in two years. Third seed Pain Killaz, led by Michael Jerome, Hudson Browne and Kelly-Ann Joseph, upset second seed Conquer Dem (25-23; 25-19) to reach the final match for the first time.
Intramural Tennis Begins Nov. 8
The fall 2007 St. Croix campus intramural tennis tournament begins today (Nov. 8) and continues through the month. Men's and women's singles divisions are offered. All matches consist of a six game pro-set, no-ad scoring.
Table Tennis Begins Nov. 13
The fall 2007 St. Croix intramural table tennis men's and women's singles tournament begins at 9 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 13 and continues on Thursday, Nov. 15, in the Student Center. This is a double elimination singles event. Matches will consist of the best of five, eleven point games.
UVI's intramural program is free and all about having fun with friends. For more information and further details contact St. Croix Intramural Coordinator, Bruce Wray, at 692-4139 or email bwray@uvi.edu.
Workshop on National Student Exchange Program Set Nov. 14 on St. Croix Campus
An information workshop highlighting the National Student Exchange (NSE) program is scheduled on UVI's St. Thomas campus for noon to 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 14. The session will be held in the Counseling and Placement Office in rooms 720 and 721 of the Evans Center. Junior students with GPAs of 3.0 or higher are eligible for the NSE program. Sophomore students interested in the program are also encouraged to attend the workshop. Individuals who have participated in the NSE program will be on hand to share their experiences. For details, contact Counseling and Placement Supervisor Doris Farrington-Hepburn at 692-4187.
Paradise Jam 2007 Opens Nov. 15 with 18 Division I Teams Participating
Eight NCAA Division I men’s basketball teams will begin play in the eighth annual U.S. Virgin Islands Paradise Jam Tournament at the University of the Virgin Islands on Nov. 15. The men's division championship game is slated for Nov. 19. Action switches to the women's division of the tourney, on Nov. 22. A field of 10 highly ranked teams will participate. Tickets - $10 for V.I. residents (with ID) - are available from Modern Music in Havensight and at the UVI Bookstore. Tournament details, included lists of the visiting teams, tourney brackets and event history are available from a link on the UVI home page - www.uvi.edu - or from this direct link: www.paradisejam.com
Campus Crime Statistics Available from Security Offices, Libraries
University of the Virgin Islands crime statistics for the St. Croix and St. Thomas campuses are available in hard copy in the security offices and libraries on both campuses. Statistics are provided in compliance with the Cleary Act, 2004, 2005, and 2006.
On St. Croix, the Security Department is located in room 134 of the Evans Center. Contact Security Supervisor Ralph B. Cook, Sr., at 692-4155, or, on campus, at extension 4444. Send email to: rcook@uvi.edu.
On St. Thomas, the Security Department is located on the first floor of Penha House. Contact Chief of Security Elvin R. Fahie, Sr., at 693-1530 or 693-1535, or send email to: efahie@uvi.edu.
UVI Nursing Class to Sponsor Curbing Obesity Walk-Fair on Nov. 11
UVI's senior nursing class of 2008 will host the 1st annual Curbing Obesity Walk-Health Fair at the Charlotte Amalie High School track from 2 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 11. The activity will feature screening for cholesterol and blood glucose, along with blood pressure checks and BMI testing. A trophy will be awarded to the organization with the most participants. For details, contact Jahtara Francis at 340-513-9567.
Environmental Awareness Workshops Set Nov. 13-14 for Schools, Small Businesses
The University of the Virgin Islands will host a series of environmental awareness training workshops on Tuesday, Nov. 13, on the St. Thomas campus, and Wednesday, Nov. 14, on the St. Croix campus. Morning and afternoon workshops will be held each day. Morning sessions will be targeted toward K-12 school personnel, while afternoon workshops are designed for individuals from selected small businesses. These workshops are being conducted as partial fulfillment of a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Supplemental Environmental Project agreement to provide community outreach training to K-12 schools and selected small businesses in the territory. A news release is available from the UVI home page - www.uvi.edu.
Applications Being Accepted for National Student Exchange Program
UVI's Counseling and Placement Center is still accepting applications for the National Student Exchange Program (NSE). The program includes more than 200 schools in the mainland United States, along with Hawaii, Guam, Alaska, Canada and Puerto Rico. It offers an opportunity to explore a different culture, enroll in courses not presently offered at UVI, explore graduate schools, and make new friends. Applications are available at the UVI Counseling and Placement Center. For details, contact Counseling Supervisor/NSE Coordinator Andrea Hamm at 693-1136 or ahamm@uvi.edu.
Student Music Recital Set Nov. 18 on UVI's St. Thomas Campus
A recital by UVI students enrolled in the Music Program on the St. Thomas campus is scheduled for 4 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 18. The program will include voice and instrumental performances. The public is invited to this free event in the UVI Music Building. For details, call 693-1191.
Students Offer Music Recital on Nov. 25
UVI music students Danielle Greenaway and Eugenia Chapman will present a student music recital at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 25, at the Nisky Moravian Church. Admission is free and the public is invited.
Nominations Open for Who's Who Among American Colleges & Universities
Nominees for inclusion in the Who's Who Among Students at American Colleges and Universities publication are being accepted by UVI's Counseling and Placement Center. This prestigious award is bestowed upon senior students who have achieved a GPA of 3.2 or higher and have demonstrated campus involvement and/or leadership skills. In addition to receiving local and national recognition, Who's Who nominees are automatically eligible for the Who's Who Among Students scholarships. Nomination applications are available at UVI Counseling and Placement Center. Nomination applications and supporting documents must be received by Monday, Nov. 26. Interested individuals should contact St. Thomas campus Counseling Supervisor/Who's Who Coordinator Andrea Hamm at 693-1136 or ahamm@uvi.edu.
VI-WRRI Issues Call for Proposals on Water Resources Projects
The Virgin Islands Water Resources Research Institute (VI-WRRI) at the University of the Virgin Islands has issued a call for project proposals for the 2008-2009 U.S. Geological Survey Water Institute Program. Proposals that address water resources issues in the U.S. Virgin Islands are being sought. Funds for this program are made available through the Section 104 Institute Program of the U.S. Department of Interior - U.S. Geological Survey. All faculty and staff of the University of the Virgin Islands are eligible to apply for these funds through the VI-WRRI. Collaborations with non-UVI personnel are allowed.
Approximately $80,000 will be available to fund USVI projects. Projects in the $15,000 to $20,000 range are preferred. Projects will be for one year with a starting date of March 1, 2008. Proposals are due by Friday, Nov. 30, 2007. The VI-WRRI Advisory Committee will review proposals and recommendations for funding will be made to the Director of the VI-WRRI. Criteria used in the evaluation will include: technical merit, feasibility of completion, competence of the principal investigator, training and education opportunities provided, plans for the dissemination of knowledge gained and local relevance. For details, contact the VI-WRRI 693-1062 or at hsmith@uvi.edu.
Second Annual Woodworkers Expo Set for Dec. 7-9 on St. Croix
The University of the Virgin Islands' Cooperative Extension Service and the St. Thomas, St. John, and St. Croix Wood Workers Society announce the second annual Virgin Islands Woodworkers Expo. This event will take place at the Great Hall on UVI's St. Croix campus on Dec. 7, 8, and 9. For details, contact Carlos Robles at 693-1080 or Clarice Clarke at 692-4060.
SBDC Offers Seminar on Debt and Personal Finance
UVI's Small Business Development Center (SBDC) will offer the second of two seminars on debt and personal finance on Nov. 14 at the center's training facility at Nisky Center on St. Thomas. (The first seminar in the series was held on Nov. 7.) The seminar is titled "How to Get Out of Debt and/or Stay Out of Debt." It will run from 6 to 8 p.m. Admission is $20 per seminar. Receive a $5 discount for each seminar if you pre-register. UVI students, faculty, staff and veterans of U.S. military are admitted free with a valid ID. Pre-registration is required. To pre-register or for details, call 776-3206.
Online Registration Under Way for Spring 2008 Semester
The University of the Virgin Islands has posted class schedules and detailed registration information for its 2008 Spring Semester classes on the UVI web site. The Spring Semester on the St. Thomas and St. Croix campuses begins on Monday, Jan. 14, 2008 and ends on Sunday, May 4, 2008. Returning students can register on-line through Tuesday, Dec. 18. Students should consult with their advisors for course approval and to obtain PIN assignments that are needed for online registration. Registration of new students is scheduled for Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2008. Details are available from the BUCSS link on the UVI home page - www.uvi.edu.
Reichhold Offers Photo Gallery, E-Newsletter for Patrons
Have you been to Reichhold Center lately? Now you can relive all the great dance moments from Break! or see Frankie Beverly up close and personal at the Center's Photo Gallery. The Reichhold Center Photo Gallery is the place to see the artists and patrons who make the Reichhold come alive. Reichhold patrons can also learn more about upcoming presentations by signing up for the new Reichhold Center E-Newsletter. The Reichhold Photo Gallery and E-Newsletter can be accessed from Website - www.reichholdcenter.com.
For more about the University of the Virgin Islands, visit the Web site: www.uvi.edu.