June 26, 2003 – The University of the Virgin Islands Bulletin Board issued today has these announcements:
UVI Featured in Spring 2003 Issue of Black Voices Quarterly
The University of the Virgin Islands is in the "Campus Spotlight" of the Spring 2003 issue of Black Voices Quarterly magazine. A dramatic shot of the St. Croix campus opens the two-page, color spread.
In interviews with President LaVerne Ragster and other administrators, the University's unique location, various academic programs, exchange opportunities and sports facilities are featured. The issue also includes UVI students Bonnie Braga, Ranan Mustafa, Michael Lake and Paula Gumbs in its list of the "100+ Top Students" from the nation's black colleges. Congratulations to all. More about Black Voices Quarterly is available on line at www.BlackVoices.com.
UVI Board of Trustees Welcomes New Members
The UVI Board of Trustees welcomed several new members who will serve during the 2003-2004 term at the June 21 meeting on St. Croix. The new faculty trustee is Dr. Eustace Esdaille, chair of the business division on the St. Thomas campus. Andrea Keddo, a senior business administration major on the St. Thomas campus, is the new student trustee.
Also, by virtue of his position as acting chair of the Virgin Islands Board of Education, Harry Daniel is serving on the Board of Trustees.
In other action at the June meeting, the Trustees selected Dr. Auguste E. Rimpel Jr. to serve another term as board chair. Alexander Moorhead of St. Croix was selected to serve as the vice chair.
UVI to Observe Emancipation Day, Independence Day
The University of the Virgin Islands will be closed next Thursday and Friday, July 3 and 4, in observance of Virgin Islands Emancipation Day and U.S. Independence Day, respectively. University offices will reopen and summer session classes will resume on Monday, July 7.
UVI to Offer On-line Fall Semester Registration to Continuing Students
UVI is planning to offer on-line registration for the 2003 fall semester to all continuing students. The dates when on-line registration becomes available will be announced in the near future.
St. Croix Golden Key Honor Society Plans General Meeting on July 11
A general meeting of the St. Croix Chapter of the UVI Golden Key International Honor Society is scheduled for 5:30 to 7 p.m. Friday, July 11, at the Associate Chancellor's conference room on the second floor of the Great House on UVI's St. Croix Campus. All members of the Golden Key Honor Society are invited to attend. For more information call 713-9743.
High School, UVI Students Sought for Peer Health Education Workshop
A Peer Health Education Workshop in teen pregnancy and HIV/AIDS prevention will be offered to Virgin Islands high school students and interested UVI students from July 14 through 18 on UVI's St. Croix campus. Positions are available for 25 students from St. Croix and St. Thomas. Participants must agree to share their information in at least four presentations within the Virgin Islands during the next year. Housing and meals – as well as transportation for St. Thomas students – will be provided at no charge.
Interested students should sign up for screening interviews no later than Friday, June 27.
The workshop is sponsored by the V.I. Health Department Office of Family Planning in conjunction with the UVI Health Services Department. To register contact Nurse Justa Encarnicon on St. Croix at 692-4214 (e-mail: email@example.com) or Nurse Diane Ruan-Viville on St. Thomas at 693-1124 (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org).
St. Croix's Mango Melee Scheduled for July 6
The St. Croix Mango Melee and Tropical Fruit Festival is scheduled for noon to 6:30 p.m. July 6 at the St. George Village Botanical Garden. Admission is $4 for adults and $2 for children ages 5-12. Children five years old and younger are admitted free when accompanied by an adult. Food, music, a farmers' market, mango eating competition, ice cream making, garden tours, craft vendors, workshops and more are planned. For more information call 692-2874 or 292-4060.
The festival is sponsored by the St. George Village Botanical Garden, UVI's Cooperative Extension Service, Agricultural Experiment Station, the V.I. Agriculture Department and the V.I. Tourism Department.
SBDC Offers Microsoft Access Workshop on July 9
UVI's Small Business Development Center will conduct an "Introduction to Microsoft Access" workshop from 5:45 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, July 9, at the UVI-SBDC Training Center located in the Sunshine Mall lower level, St. Croix. Admission is $20. A $5 discount is available to individuals who register and pay by Monday, July 7.
UVI faculty, staff and students are admitted free but they must pre-register. For more information and to pre-register, call UVI-SBDC at 692-5270.
For more on the University of the Virgin Islands, visit the website at www.uvi.edu.
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