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July 29, 2003 — The University of the Virgin Islands Bulletin Board issued July 28 has these announcements:
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— Social Sciences Division Offers Two Additional History Courses
— Humanities Web Site now Available On-Line
— Christian Albrecht University Study Group Learn VI history at UVI
— ABC's of Small Business Loan Seminars Set for St. Thomas, St. Croix
— UVI Budget Presentation to V.I. Legislature Available Online
— International Students Advised to Obtain New Travel Documents
— Internet Registration Continues for Returning UVI Students
— UVI Financial Aid Students Advised to Visit Cashier's Offices
— VIMAS to Sponsor Presentation on the Ecology of St. Croix Salt Pond
Social Sciences Offers Two Additional V.I. History Courses
The social sciences division on the St. Thomas campus will offer two additional V.I. history courses for the fall 2003 semester. HIS 342, History of the Virgin Islands, will be offered from 9-11:40 a.m. on Saturdays.
One class, taught by Lesmore Howard, will be held on the St. Thomas campus. The other class, taught by Dr. Malik Sekou, will be held in the office of the UVI Cooperative Extension Service on St. John.
UVI student registration will be held on August 14 and 15. For more information about the history courses call 693-1260.
Humanities Web Site Now Available Online
The new humanities Web site is now available on the Internet via the UVI Web page. The new site includes lists of humanities faculty on both campuses, details of courses and information about the Virgin Islands Writing Project. Humanities staffers are urged to review the new page and encourage students to visit it.
The site is available from the "Other UVI Sites" menu, the "Academics" section, and the Site Index on the UVI Home page or at this direct link.
Christian Albrecht University Study Group Learn VI history at UVI
Fourteen students and four representatives from the Christian Albrecht University of Kiel, Germany, who are at UVI studying the history of the Danish West Indies, will participate in a lecture on UVI's St. Croix campus. The lectures, to be held from 9 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. on Thursday, July 31, in Evans Center room 401 on the St. Croix campus, will focus on the culture of St. Croix while under Danish rule.
Presenters include William Cissel of the National Park Service who will speak on the topic "Overview of the History of Christiansted." Part-time UVI history instructors Dr. Elizabeth Rezende and Dr. Lauren Larsen will lecture on the topics "The Free Colored of St. Croix" and "The Plantation System of St. Croix," respectively. A round table discussion will follow.
The Christian Albrecht group will also tour St. Croix. For more information contact Dr. Aletha Baumann at 692-4117 on St. Croix.
ABC's of Small Business Loan Seminars Set for St. Thomas, St. Croix
The UVI Small Business Development Center, FirstBank Virgin Islands and the Government Development Bank will conduct seminars titled "The ABC's of Small Business Loans" on St. Thomas and St. Croix.
The St. Thomas seminar is scheduled for 5:45 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, July 30, at the UVI-SBDC Training Center at Nisky Center. The St. Croix seminar will take place from 5:45 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, July 31, at the UVI-SBDC training center, Sunshine Mall on St. Croix. Admission is free. The seminar will provide guidelines for individuals starting small businesses. For more information and to pre-register contact UVI-SBDC at 776-3206 on St. Thomas or 692-5270 on St. Croix by Wednesday, July 30.
UVI Budget Presentation to V.I. Legislature Available Online
The presentation of UVI's proposed budget for fiscal year 2003-2004, made by UVI President Dr. LaVerne Ragster to the Finance Committee of the 25th V.I. Legislature on July 21, is now available on the UVI Web site. It is in the "President's Office" pages and also available at this direct link.
International Students Advised to Obtain New Travel Documents
UVI is advising all international students to contact the school's enrollment management or admissions offices to obtain new travel documents. Current travel documents used by international students, known as I-20s, will expire on Aug. 1. UVI has recently been entered into the federal government's new Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS) system. New I-20 documents are generated from this system. International students are urged to visit in person or call the office of enrollment management at 693-1220 or the admissions office at 693-1150 to obtain their travel documents. More information is also available from UVI's director of enrollment management, Carolyn Cook, at 693-1224.
Internet Registration Continues for Returning UVI Students
Returning UVI students can beat the long lines at registration by registering via the Internet. Fall semester 2003 registration for returning UVI students is now under way online. Links to the secure Web site that students are using for the registration process are available on the UVI home page (click on link at end of article). Students must obtain personal identification numbers from their faculty advisors in order to log on to the registration page.
UVI Registrar Robert Fontaine stresses that enrollment in classes is not guaranteed until payment is made. After registering, students must visit the cashier's offices on either campus to pay tuition and fees. Aug. 11 is the deadline for returning students to pay tuition and fees. Failure to do so will result in the cancellation of classes. For more information call 693-1160 on St. Thomas or 692-4158 on St. Croix.
UVI Financial Aid Students Advised to Visit Cashier's Offices
UVI Students who have registered for the fall 2003 semester and who are receiving financial aid are advised to visit the cashier's offices on St. Thomas and St. Croix to accept their charges no later than Aug. 11. The cashier's office on St. Thomas is located in the Chancellor's Building – Quarters B. For more information on St. Thomas, call 693-1437. The cashier's office on St. Croix is located in Evans Center room 134. For information on St. Croix, call to 693-4160. Office hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.
VIMAS to Sponsor Presentation on the Ecology of St. Croix Salt Pond
The V.I. Marine Advisory Service (VIMAS) on St. Croix will sponsor a presentation by researcher Dr. Elizabeth Gladfelter entitled "Seasonal migration and water-dependency as factors controlling the diversity and abundance of birds at the SEA Southgate Coastal Reserve" at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 6, in Evans Center room 501 on the UVI St. Croix campus. Dr. Gladfelter is one of several scientists from the Woods Hole Ocean Oceanographic Institution of Massachusetts who have been conducting fieldwork at the reserve for the past six months. Her presentation will outline data developed in these studies. The reserve, one of St. Croix's largest salt ponds, lies on the island's northeast shore. Study results will be used to help develop a management guide for the St. Croix Environmental Association which owns the reserve. The presentation is free and open to the public. For more information contact Marcia Taylor at 692-4046.
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"Emancipate yourself from mental slavery. None but ourselves can free our minds."
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