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March 11, 2002 – The University of the Virgin Islands announces these upcoming events:
Carnival Entry Practices Start March 13
Practice starts on Wednesday, March 13, in the Sports and Fitness Center for the UVI Carnival entry for V.I. Carnival 2002. Members of the university community are invited to come out and learn the steps for what's going to be a spectacular entry. This is a production of the Provost's Community Engagement Committee.
Professional Development Workshops Continue
The second in a series of professional development workshops presented by the UVI Financial Aid Department in partnership with JP Morgan Chase Bank is set for Wednesday, March 13.
"Budgeting: Building the Foundation for Financial Freedom" will be presented from 11 a.m. to noon in rooms T 101 on St. Thomas and EC 713 on St. Croix. Participants are asked to RSVP by calling 693-1090.
Physician to Speak on Nutrition and Cancer, Thyroid Disorders
A presentation on "Nutrition and Cancer" and "Thyroid Disorders" will be given by Dr. Lovelle Jones of the Endocrine Society on Thursday, March 14, from 9:30 a.m. to noon in Nursing Complex Room 100.
Certificates of attendance and learning packets will be provided by the
Endocrine Society.
Free Environmental Landscaping Workshops Set
The public is invited to attend free workshops on environmental landscaping on March 14 and March 21 at the UVI Marine Science Center. The first workshop, on March 14, from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m., will feature UVI assistant professor of biology Dr. Gary Ray. His presentation is titled: "An
Introduction to VI Native Plant Vegetation Communities."
On March 21, also from 5:30 to 7 p.m., Dr. Ray will present: "VI Native Plant Horticulture." This session will introduce basic plant propagation techniques, ways to borrow design ideas from the natural landscape, and the pros and cons of maintaining native plants vs. marketed exotics.
The workshops are sponsored by the UVI Cooperative Extension Service, in partnership with the U.S. Agriculture Department's Urban and Community Forestry Assistance program. For details or to register contact Toni Thomas at the UVI Cooperative Extension Service, at 693-1084.
For more on the University of the Virgin Islands, visit the website at www.uvi.edu.

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