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Nov. 14, 2002 — The University of the Virgin Islands Bulletin Board issued today includes:
UVI To Host High School Seniors at Open House Nov. 15
UVI's St. Thomas campus will host an expected 200 high school seniors from Tortola, St. Croix and St. Thomas at its fall open house from 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 15, at the Sports and Fitness Center. The day's activities, which begin with a welcome from Associate Chancellor Dr. Doris Battiste, will include campus tours, sports and games, meals and an information fair highlighting the University's various divisions and offices. For details call 693-1220, 693-1224, 693-1163 or 693-1168.
"The Dancing Mice" Opens Friday in UVI's Little Theatre
The UVI Little Theatre's fall presentation of "The Dancing Mice," a play by Pulitzer Prize-winning author John Patrick, opens Friday, Nov. 15, in the Little Theatre in the CA building on the St. Thomas campus. The play will run for two weekends, Nov. 15-17 and 22-24. Show time is 8 p.m.
Tickets – $5 for students and $10 for adults – are available at the Humanities Building and UVI Bookstore on the St. Thomas campus, and at Nisky Pharmacy and Dockside Bookstore. For details see The St. Thomas Source story in Things To Do.
NASA Awareness Days Set Nov. 17 to 20 at UVI
UVI will celebrate its partnership with the National Aeronautics & Space Administration with NASA Awareness Days from Sunday, Nov. 17, to Wednesday, Nov. 20, on both campuses.
Included will be three days of exhibits, panel discussions, workshops and presentations by NASA astronauts and scientists. Featured will be exhibits from NASA's Ames Research Center, the Kennedy Space Flight Center, the Glenn Research Center, the Goddard Space Flight Center, and the Langley Research Center. UVI student research posters and science fair projects will also be on display. A number of workshops are being offered and UVI faculty and staff are encouraged to participate.
For more information, or to register to participate on St. Thomas, call Dr. Hernandez-Badia at 693-1383. For information about the events on the St. Croix campus call Kichma Nieves at 692-4150. See more details in The Source front page story.
Information and Knowledge Sharing Conference Set Nov. 18-20
UVI and the International Association of Science and Technology (IASTED) will host a conference on Information and Knowledge Sharing (IKS 2002) on St. Thomas from November 18 through 20, at the Marriott's Frenchman's Reef Resort. Details are available from a "Latest Links" section of the UVI home page or www.iasted.org/conferences/2002/vi/iks.htm.
A preview of the keynote lecture can be accessed at: www.iasted.org/conferences/2002/vi/361-keynote.htm.
Sea Grant Opportunities Will Be Focus of NOAA Presentation
UVI's Center for Marine and Environmental Studies will host a presentation highlighting opportunities available through the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's (NOAA) Sea Grant Program on Tuesday, Nov. 19. Kurt Grove of the NOAA Sea Grant Program at the University of Puerto Rico will make the videoconferenced presentation at 1 p.m. It will be available in Teacher Education room T101 on the St. Thomas campus and Evans Center room 713 on the St. Croix campus.
UVI's V.I. Marine Advisory Service is funded by NOAA and administered through the University of Puerto Rico's Sea Grant Program. Several researchers at UVI have applied for, obtained and used Sea Grant funds. EPSCoR Administrator professor Roy Watlington said the opportunities Grove will discuss have the potential of supporting more research and outreach at UVI and of resonating well with envisioned EPSCoR activities. EPSCoR – the Experimental Program for the Stimulation of Competition – is sponsored by the National Science Foundation,
SBDC Offers Seminars on Writing Business Plans
UVI's Small Business Development Center will offer a two-part seminar on "Writing An Effective Business Plan" on Tuesday, Nov. 19, and Thursday, Nov. 21, at the SBDC Training Facility at Nisky Center on St. Thomas. Admission is $20. A $5 discount is available to individuals who pre-register by 3 p.m. Monday, Nov. 18, and Wednesday, Nov. 20.
The seminars will run from 10 a.m. to noon each day. Those who pre-register and pay for both seminars by 3 p.m. Monday, Nov. 18, will be charged only $25. Veterans of the U.S. armed forces are admitted free to all SBDC seminars during the month of November. Proof of veteran's status and pre-registration are required. Admission to the seminars is free to UVI faculty, staff and students, although they must pre-register. For details call the SBDC at 776-3206.
Musical Afternoon Offered on St. Thomas Campus
The public is invited to an informal Music Afternoon featuring rehearsal performances by UVI music students. The rehearsal is scheduled for 12:20 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 21, in the Choir Room of the UVI Music Building on the St. Thomas campus. For more information call Prof. Austin Venzen at 693-1192.
St. Thomas-St. John Agriculture and Food Fair Set Nov. 23-24
The 21st annual St. Thomas-St. John Agriculture and Food Fair is scheduled for Nov. 23 and 24 on the grounds of UVI's Reichhold Center for the Arts. The fair will run from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days, with official opening ceremonies planned for 2 p.m. Saturday. The theme for the 2002 fair is "Support Agriculture: Eat What You Grow."
The fair will include the sale of a variety of fruits and vegetables, plants, fruit trees and seedlings in addition to crafts and food. Educational displays and workshops will be offered. A petting zoo and pony rides will be offered for youngsters. Entertainment will be offered throughout, with gospel groups featured on Sunday morning. For details call 774-5182 or 693-1080.
Fall Semester Student Music Recital Set Nov. 24 on St. Thomas
The Music Department of the UVI Humanities Division will conduct the fall semester Student Recital and Open House at 4 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 24, in the choir room of the UVI Music Building on the St. Thomas campus. Approximately 20 music majors and applied music students are expected to perform. The public is invited. Admission is free.
"Folk Nativity" Scheduled Dec. 14-15 at Reichhold Center
UVI's Reichhold Center for the Arts will present the musical "Folk Nativity" at 8 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 14, and Sunday, Dec. 15. (Please note date change.) "Folk Nativity" was written by Caribbean dramatists Alwin Bully and Einstar LeBlanc. It is the story of an eccentric hermit on trial for stealing bananas. The action is set in a rural village, with contemporary characters in traditional Biblical roles.
Reichhold Center Director David Edgecombe will serve as the production's director. Josephine Thomas-Lewis is the musical director. Tickets are $15, $10 and $5, and are available at all Reichhold ticket outlets: Krystal Gifts Galore, Modern Music stores, Parrot Fish, the UVI Bookstore (St. Thomas campus), Connections on St. John and the Reichhold Center Box Office. For more information contact the Reichhold box office at 693-1559 or check out www.reichholdcenter.com.
For more on the University of the Virgin Islands, visit the website at www.uvi.edu.
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