Ivory Carter Wins Miss UVI Crown for 2012-2013 Congratulations to Ivory Carter who was crowned Miss UVI 2012-2013 during the Miss UVI Ambassadorial Competition held Saturday, March 31, at the Reichhold Center for the Arts. Carter is a 21-year-old junior on the St. Croix campus with a major in Criminal Justice. She also won the evening’s Miss Intellect, Miss Congeniality and Best Ambassadorial Presentation segments. Raynyse Nesbitt was first runner-up. She also won the Miss Photogenic, Miss Popularity and Best Performing Talent segments. Latoya Rouse won the Best Evening Wear segment and Najuma Dunn and Nesbitt tied in the Best Business Wear segment.
‘Kill the Rabbits’ Premieres Friday, April 6, at UVI’s Little Theatre The UVI Golden Jubilee world premiere of Tiphanie Yanique’s “Kill the Rabbits” is slated for 8 p.m. on Friday, April 6, at the UVI Little Theatre on the St. Thomas campus. Additional performances are scheduled for April 7-9 and April 12-15.
The play was adapted and is directed by David Edgecombe. It is based on Yanique’s short story collection entitled “How to Escape From a Leper Colony.” The short story “Kill the Rabbits” and the play get their title from the song “Legal” popularized by Nick Friday and The Jam Band. It was at the heart of a 1987 Carnival controversy that local writers and scholars are yet to fully examine. The play features an exploration of how cultural/historic events can lead to the kind of creative expression seen in the short story and play.
UVI’s Little Theatre, which has about 100 seats and was recently renovated, is located in the second floor of the Classroom Administration (CA) Building. Tickets – $20 for the general public and $10 for students – are available from the Humanities Office of UVI’s College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences and the UVI Bookstore on St. Thomas. For details contact Edgecombe at 693-1355 or send e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
UVI to Close April 6 through 8 for Easter Recess The University of the Virgin Islands will be closed from Friday, April 6, through Sunday, April 8, for Easter Recess. UVI classes will resume and administrative offices will reopen on their regular schedules on Monday, April 9.
St. Croix Career Fair at UVI to Offer Business Strategies on April 11 Pursuing a new career option just got easier. Members of the public who are searching for a career path, who are between careers, or who are open to taking their lives in a new direction are invited to attend a Career Fair from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. on Wednesday, April 11, in the Great Hall on the Albert A. Sheen campus of the University of the Virgin Islands.
Representatives from more than 30 St. Croix employers, including the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the military, will be on hand to answer questions, give advice and offer career options. For additional information and a full list of presenters, please contact Patricia Towal at 692-4187.
Income Tax Workshops for Farmers Slated April 11, on St. Thomas, April 12 on St. Croix UVI’s Cooperative Extension Service will sponsor Income Tax Workshops for farmers on St. Thomas, on April 11, and St. Croix, on April 12.
The St. Croix workshop is set for 6 to 8 p.m. at the V.V. Small Business Development Center Training Center at Nisky Center. On St. Croix the workshop will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. in the UVI Research and Extension Center, Room 133, on the Albert A. Sheen Campus. The workshops will cover Schedule F – Profit or Loss from Farming, Form 24VI-Information to support claim for subsidy of 90 percent of income from taxes paid under the Farmers, Fishermen and Consumers Act, Taxes Gross Receipt, and Self-employment Taxes.
To register or for details, contact the Cooperative Extension Service at 693-1083 on St. Thomas or the V.I. Department of Agriculture at 774-5182, We Grow Food Inc., or the St. Thomas/St. John Livestock Association. On St. Croix, call 692-4054 or 692-4071, the V.I. Department of Agriculture at 778-0997/0998 ext. 238, or the V.I. Farmers Cooperative.
The workshops are sponsored by Cooperative Extension Service, the V.I. Department of Agriculture, UVI’s Agricultural Experiment Station and the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Beginning Farmers and Ranchers Development Program.
UVI Announces 2012 Spring Research Symposium Winners UVI’s College of Science and Mathematics has announced the winners of the Spring Research Symposium held March 24, at the Great Hall on the University’s Albert A. Sheen Campus.
The first-place award went to Stephan Bitterwolf. His topic was “Coral Community Structure Change of Brewer’s Bay, St. Thomas USVI After a 30-year Period.” His research was done at UVI with Dr. Marilyn Brandt as his mentor. Bitterwolf also worked in collaboration with a professor at the University of Hawaii. Second place went to Jewel Cumberbatch for her research titled “Investigation of Doping in Graphene.” Her work was conducted at both UVI and the Brookhaven National Laboratory. Her UVI mentor was Dr. Wayne Archibald. Cumberbatch is a HBCU-UP Research Scholar.
UVI to Observe National Library Week – April 9-13 UVI’s Information and Technology Services office will mark National Library Week – April 9 to 13 – with a full week of activities and events to celebrate the contributions of libraries to literacy and life-long learning. The week’s theme is, “You Belong at Your Library.” For details visit http://library.uvi.edu.
Ongoing activities include a display of UVI faculty publications, an Amnesty Week – with fines waived on overdue books – and a library quality assessment effort. Other events include: Tuesday, April 10: Library Workers Appreciation Day – STT/STX; Literary Readings by members of the Student Government Association from Noon to 2 p.m. – STT. Wednesday, April 11: A Human Library Activity from 1 to 6 p.m. – STT/STX; a Drama Club Presentation from noon to 1 p.m. – STX. Thursday, April 12: Literary Readings by the Student Government Association from noon to 2 p.m. – STT. Friday, April 13, is Wear Library Gear Day – STT/STX.
Workshop on Climate Change and its Impact on Tourism Set at UVI on April 9-10 UVI’s College of Science and Mathematics, as part of the Coastal Area Climate Change Education Partnership (CACCE), will host a workshop titled “Climate Change Basics and the Connection: Adapting to Improve Our Future in the Tourism and Hospitality Industry.” The workshop will be held on April 9 on St. Croix and on April 10 on St. Thomas. It will cover climate change and its impact on the coastal tourism industry, as well as potential adaptation and mitigation strategies. Participants will have the opportunity to discuss their adaptations to and issues with environmental change in small group sessions.
Both workshop sessions will run from 9 a.m. to noon. On St. Croix the venue will be the Great Hall on the Albert A. Sheen campus. On St. Thomas, the workshop will take place in the Administration and Conference Center’s first-floor conference room. For details, contact Michelle Peterson at 692-4254 or send e-mail to email@example.com.
SGA Sets Spring Olympics 2012 for April 13-15 on St. Croix The St. Croix campus Student Government Association (SGA) will conduct Olympic-style games for students on April 13-15. Sports to be included are basketball, softball, swimming, obstacle course, tennis, table tennis, billiards, volleyball, bicycling, dominoes, dance and flag football. For details, contact Rita Green at firstname.lastname@example.org.