Sept. 9, 2002 — The University of the Virgin Islands Bulletin Board issued today includes:
UVI to Commemorate September 11th Attacks
We Remember … 9/11 – Tree Planting Slated for St. Thomas Campus
The St. Thomas campus Division of Student Affairs will sponsor a tree planting and commemorative ceremony featuring remarks by UVI's President Dr. LaVerne Ragster, St. Thomas Campus Chancellor Dr. John Leipzig and student representatives beginning at 8:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 11, the first anniversary of terrorist attacks in New York, Pennsylvania and Washington D.C. Participants will observe a moment of silence at the time of the first plane crash.
Members of the UVI community as well as the general public are invited to participate in "We Remember … 9/11 – A Tree Planting for Peace." The tree will be planted between Gordon House (the Health Center Services building) and Jerome House (the Student Affairs building) on the upper campus. It will be surrounded with red and white flowers and several small American flags. For more information contact the office of the Associate Chancellor at 693-1121.
UVI to Remember 9/11 With Blowing of Conch Shells on St. Croix
The terrorist attacks of September 11th will be commemorated on UVI's St. Croix campus with a variety of activities. Conch shells will be blown on campus at the times of the four attacks beginning at 8:45 a.m. Members of the Golden Key International Honor Society will distribute lapel "peace" pins and bookmarks bearing inspirational sentiments of unity.
Also, the previously scheduled Student Clubs and Organizations Awareness Day, which runs from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. in the Melvin Evans Center, will include specific remembrances of the terrorist attacks. At noon, officers of the Student Government Association will be installed. Gerard Emanuel of the V.I. Education Department will present the keynote address. Emanuel's remarks will focus on the role student leaders play in promoting tolerance and cultural diversity in the wake of September 11th. For details contact Clint Ferris at extension 4188.
UVI Little Theatre Slates Auditions for Fall Production
Auditions were scheduled for Monday, Sept. 9 for the fall 2002 production of "The Dancing Mice" at the UVI Little Theatre on the St. Thomas campus. The play includes roles for seven men and five women. For more information contact Dr. Rosary Harper at 693-1354 or visit the Humanities Office in the Humanities Building Room 213.
St. Thomas Power Squadron Safe Boating Course Offered
The St. Thomas Power Squadron will offer a free, eight-week basic boating course at the UVI Small Business Development Center Training Facility at Nisky Center beginning Monday, Sept. 9. The class will meet on Mondays through Oct. 21, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. The SBDC is located in Nisky Center, Suite 720, in the east wing, second floor of Nisky Center, above the Army/Navy recruitment office. Textbooks and materials will cost $40 per person. For registration information, call Tom McCoy at 774-2715 or James Mimikis at 779-2797.
SBDC Plans Entrepreneurial Workshop for Veterans on St. Croix
UVI's Small Business Development Center (SBDC) will sponsor an Outreach Entrepreneurial Workshop for Veterans on St. Croix on September 12 and 13, from 6 to 8 p.m. Registration is from 5:30 to 6 p.m. at the SBDC Training Center at Sunshine Mall. The workshop is free and open to all veterans. CAP Consultants of St. Thomas will conduct the workshop. Subjects to be covered include: writing a business plan, financing a business, and managing and marketing a small business. Individuals must show proof of being a veteran. For more information contact the SBDC office at 692-5270.
St. Croix Campus Caribbean Luau Rescheduled for September 22
UVI's St. Croix campus Caribbean Luau – originally scheduled as part of fall semester orientation activities – has been rescheduled for Sunday, Sept. 22, from 3 to 9 p.m. The Luau will include a pig roast, hula dancing, leis for all, a variety of musical entertainment and a tribute to outgoing UVI President Orville Kean. It is open to the UVI community as well as the general public. It will be held on the grounds of the St. Croix campus, adjacent to the Cafatorium. Among the artists providing music will be Valrica Bryson, Voices in Harmony, Ayinde Pop, Ronnie Russell, Benny Jacobs El, Jeanette Cochran, and the Housing Authority Steel Orchestra.
"For Better, For Worse" Now Set for September 28 and 29 on St. Croix
UVI's Reichhold Caribbean Repertory Company has announced that presentations of its hit comedy, "For Better, For Worse" have been rescheduled for Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 28 and 29, on St. Croix at the Educational Complex. Shows originally slated for September 7 and 8 were postponed due to casting changes. "We lost three of the original cast members for various reasons," said David Edgecombe, the play's author and director of the Reichhold Center for the Arts. "And I want to make sure the St. Croix run of the play will be every bit as good as it was on St. Thomas," Edgecombe said. The play enjoyed an extended run earlier this summer on St. Thomas, where it drew rave reviews. Its presentation on St. Croix will give the university's theater enthusiasts a chance to strengthen ties between the two campuses, according to Edgecombe. "We are looking forward to meeting with UVI students who are in the process of starting a theatre company on the St. Croix campus," he said.
Tickets purchased for the September 7 and 8 shows will be honored for the rescheduled performances. Individuals seeking refunds are asked to contact the Reichhold Center Box Office at 693-1559.
Tickets are $15 for adults and $8 for students. They are now on sale at the UVI Bookstore on the St. Croix Campus, at Sam Goody's in Sunny Isle Shopping Center and at John E's Gallery in Christiansted. For more information contact Reichhold Marketing Manager Dionne Carty Jackson at 693-1559.
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