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UVI Bulletin Board for February

University of the Virgin Islands — St. Croix Campus

UVI to Host Drumline Auditions on Feb. 1-2 The Student Government Association (SGA) on the St. Thomas Campus in collaboration with the Music Department under the direction of Dion Parsons will be conducting auditions for a potential Drumline at UVI.

Some have inquired, some have made recommendations, some have said they would like to find a pep squad or to literally come to UVI if there is a Drum core.

Calling all interested and committed faculty, staff and students who are interested in forming a Drumline. The first audition is set for Feb. 1; the second audition will be from 1-3 p.m. on Feb. 2. All auditions will take place in the Music Suite – Room 215.

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The requirement is to memorize the 26 American Rudiments.

If interested, please contact Leon Lafond at 693-1111.

Youth Ocean Explorers Summer Program Registration is Now Open Applications for the four-week marine science-based Youth Ocean Explorers Summer Program are now available. Students in grades 7-12 are eligible to apply. Students in grades 11-12, undergraduate and graduate levels encouraged to apply to be a mentor.

Log on to http://vimas.uvi.edu  and register today!

For additional information, contact Howard Forbes Jr. at 693-1672 or send an e-mail to Howard.forbes@live.uvi.edu.

UVI Faculty and Professional Staff Urged to Order Commencement Regalia The UVI Commencement Committee is preparing for the 2018 commencement ceremony that will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 17, in the Sports and Fitness Center on the St. Thomas Campus.

The UVI St. Thomas Campus Bookstore staff will begin accepting regalia orders beginning on Monday, Jan. 29, and will continue to do so until Thursday, March 1.

Be advised that late orders after March 1 are difficult to satisfy and cannot be guaranteed. Fees will be incurred for those needing this service.

Feel free to stop by the Bookstore or contact Mr. Taylor at mtaylor@uvi.edu or call 693-1560.

UVI Homepage Feature — Carpe Diem: Student’s Life Long Dream Granted at NASA UVI Lauren Arnold has always had a keen interest in astronomy from a tender age, and despite being otherwise converted, she has always returned to her main interest. Last summer, Arnold, a senior undergraduate student of the University of the Virgin Islands, spent 10 weeks from July to August at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC) in Washington, D.C.

“When I was in third or fourth grade, I applied to Space Camp and I was accepted on a partial scholarship,” she recalled. “However, my single-parent mother could not afford the additional money, and so I could not attend. So that caused me to give up on wanting to be an astronaut,” she said. “I started getting into marine science and that was when my love of the ocean and sharks began,” she continued. “Since then I have wanted to become a marine biologist, which is why I attend UVI as a marine biology major so that I can do shark research,” she said.

Still interested in pursuing her lifelong dream, Arnold said, “Two summers ago my mom and I went to Kennedy Space Center in Florida and I met two astronauts.”

“They said that although I am a marine biologist, I can still be an astronaut. I got bit by the space “bug” again, and wanted to get my foot in the door at NASA, anyway that I could.” Arnold said that she applied for the NASA OSSI internship and was accepted to work on exoplanets at Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC) in Maryland.

To read the entire story visit www.uvi.edu.

Student Government Association Accepting Applications for Mr. & Mrs. Charter Day The Student Government Association (SGA) on the Albert A. Sheen Campus, St. Croix, is seeking candidates for the premier of Mr. & Mrs. Charter Day. The contest is open to students, staff and faculty.

The contestants will serve as ambassadors for the university by informing the community of the institution’s history and its significance. This event will allow male and female contestants to develop leadership skills, confidence and networking skills.

The deadline for submitting applications is Feb. 9.

Applications are available and can be picked up at the Student Government Association Office on St. Croix.

For more information, contact Student Government Association (SGA) at sgastx@uvi.edu  or at 692-4191 or Reba Dickson at reba.dickson@students.uvi.edu

Save the Date for the Annual Afternoon on the Green 2018 Save the Date for the 29th annual Afternoon on the Green, which will be held from noon to 5 p.m. on Sunday, April 15.

The Afternoon on the Green is UVI’s annual “friend raiser” whn the community comes together for live music, delicious food and family fun. This year’s theme is “Relief and Recovery on the Green for 2018.”

Mark your calendars for Afternoon on the Green 2018 on the Herman E. Moore Golf Course on UVI’s St. Thomas Campus.

For more information, call the Institutional Advancement Office at 693-1040.

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