UVI Concert Choir Plans Concert Nov. 11 on St. Thomas Campus The UVI Concert Choir, under the direction of Dr. Lorna Young-Wright, will present a concert at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 11, in the Dining Pavilion on the St. Thomas campus. Tickets are $15 for adults and $5 for students. They may be purchased at the UVI Bookstore, the Liberal Arts office or from UVI Concert Choir members. For further information, call 693-1340.
Spyro Gyra to Perform at UVI’s Reichhold Center for the Arts on Nov. 12 The next show on the Reichhold Center’s 2012 season will be performed by the phenomenally popular jazz group Spyro Gyra at 8 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 12. With over 25 albums released and 10 million copies sold, Spyro Gyra is one of the most commercially successful groups in jazz. Their latest album – A Foreign Affair – features music inspired by their travels, from the Caribbean to South America, and even to South Africa, India and Japan.
Tickets for the Spyro Gyra performance are $30, $40 and $50. For details, contact the Reichhold Center Box Office at 693-1559 or visit the Reichhold Web site at www.reichholdcenter.com.
St. Thomas Reef Fest 2011 Set for Nov. 13 The 2011 edition of St. Thomas Reef Fest is scheduled for noon to 5 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 13, at Brewers Bay Beach. The Virgin Islands Marine Advisory Service at UVI, in partnership with the Virgin Islands Network of Environmental Educators (VINE), the Lana Vento Foundation, the Environmental Association of St. Thomas and Sea Grant are sponsoring the event.
Reef Fest’s goals are to raise awareness of the value of coral reef, promote environmental stewardship, and strengthen natural resource management and conservation. Activities such as educational games, snorkel clinics, sandcastle building, reef tours and presentations by experts in natural resources, science and management are planned. Environmental exhibits and activity booths will be presented by various government and community organizations, and local “green” vendors of both food and retail are encouraged. For more information contact Christine Settar at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 693-1392.
Volunteers Sought for UVI Thank-a-Thon on St. Croix Nov. 14-16 The University of the Virgin Islands Office of Alumni Affairs will conducts its annual Thank-a-Thon from 5:30 to 9 p.m. daily from Nov. 14 through 16, in the UVI Great Hall on the Albert A. Sheen campus on St. Croix. All donors who have contributed to the UVI annual fund over the past ten years will be contacted and thanked.
nterested UVI students, alumni, faculty and staff are sought to join in the Thank-a-Thon effort. Individuals who will not be able to attend the scheduled evening shifts can volunteer during the day shift, from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Nightly prizes and light refreshments will be presented to Thank-a-Thon volunteers for their time. To volunteer, please contact Marsha Bartlett at email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
UVI Theatre Seeks Instrumentalists for Holiday Production of ‘O Christmas Three!’ The UVI Theatre – currently rehearsing for the upcoming holiday children’s show, “O Christmas Three!” – is seeking three instrumentalists to join the production. "O Christmas Three!" is a trilogy of children’s Christmas plays that has been performed across America and Canada. It was written by UVI Playwright-in-Residence Dr. Doug Larche. Almost 40 UVI students will appear in this rollicking, fun-filled production. The production will make a tour of four elementary schools on St. Thomas the week after Thanksgiving, culminating with a performance on the St. Thomas campus on Thursday, Dec. 1.
Musicians needed are a keyboard/synthesizer player, a bass player and a percussionist. Fun is assured and credit is available. Musicians must be available from 4 to 5:15 p.m. on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons, as well as at a few other specific times during the week. For detailed information contact Dr. Larche at 693-1341 or 513-4318 or send e-mail to email@example.com.
Dec. 5 Deadline Set for Submission of Articles for 2012 Agrifest Bulletin The deadline for submission of articles intended for publication in the 2012 Agrifest Bulletin is Monday, Dec. 5, 2011. Articles should be prepared using Microsoft Word and be no longer than three pages, with photos. Authors are reminded that the bulletin’s audience is the general public and that the average reader should be able to understand them. The Agrifest Board of Directors will give preference to instructional "how to" articles. Articles are not restricted to agricultural topics. Topics on culture or heritage are also welcome.
The theme for the 2012 Agrifest – scheduled for Feb. 18-20 – is “Youth in Agriculture-Growing Our Future.” Submitters should also keep in mind that the University is celebrating its 50th anniversary and its 40th anniversary as a Land-Grant institution. The Golden Jubilee theme is “Honoring Our Past: Creating Our Future.” Please include the two themes in your articles. Articles must be submitted via e-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Contributors Sought for ‘We Are UVI’ Web Project As part of the University’s celebration of its 50th anniversary, the UVI Web site will offer a special, weekly feature throughout 2012 titled “We Are UVI.” In it, memories from individuals who have had a close affiliation with UVI at some point in the last 50 years will be shared. This will offer a wide range of persons a chance to actively join in celebrating this grand event in UVI’s history. Remembrances included in “We Are UVI” will consist of no more than 450 words describing a significant event in the contributor’s UVI experience. They will also include “then” and “now” photographs of the author. Narratives are now being assembled for “We Are UVI” and persons interested in contributing or helping in any way with this project should contact Dr. Henry H. Smith at email@example.com or call 693-1062.
SBDC Offers Estate Planning Seminar on St. Thomas on Nov. 15 The Virgin Islands Small Business Development Center will conduct an estate planning seminar from 6 to 9 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 15, at the SBDC Service Center at Nisky Center on St. Thomas. Attorney Anna Paiewonsky will address the topic “What Can A Trust Do For Me? Admission is $20. UVI students, faculty and staff with a valid I.D. are admitted free, however, preregistration is required. Registration is due by Thursday, Nov. 10. For more information contact the SBDC office at 776-3206 or the SBDC Website: www.sbdcvi.org.
SBDC Seminars on Business Startups in the Virgin Islands Set for St. Thomas, St. John The Virgin Islands Small Business Development Center is offering a series of seminars on St. Thomas and St. John focusing on how to startup a business in the Virgin Islands. The remaining seminars will include a session on entrepreneur self-assessment, one focused on money matters and a final session on the topic “But Can Your Business Idea Make Money?” Sessions on St. Thomas are at the SBDC Service Center in Nisky Center. On St. John they are at the UVI St. John Academic Center. For details, call the St. Thomas/St. John Service Center at 776-3206. Online registration is available at www.sbdcvi.org.
Sessions are scheduled as follows:
- Nov. 9 – How to Start A Business – $15 – St. John – 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
- Nov. 10 – Entrepreneur Self-Assessment – $25 – St. Thomas – 6 to 8 p.m.
- Nov. 16 – Entrepreneur Self-Assessment – $25 – St. John – 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
- Nov. 17 – Money Matters (includes textbook) – $49 – St. Thomas – 6 to 8 p.m.
- Nov. 30 – Can Your Business Idea Make Money – $25 – St. John – 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
- Dec. 1 – Can Your Business Idea Make Money – $25 – St. Thomas – 6 to 8 p.m.
- Dec. 7 – Money Matters (includes textbook) – $49 – St. John – 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.