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Dec. 8, 2003 – The University of the Virgin Islands Bulletin Board issued today has these announcements:
Final Exams Scheduled December 8-14
Final exams at UVI are scheduled from today (Monday, Dec. 8) through Sunday, Dec. 14. Instructors are to submit grades by Monday, Dec. 15, at 10 a.m. The fall semester ends for students on Dec. 14 and for faculty on Dec. 15.
Paradise Jam 2003 Slide Show Posted on UVI Web Site
A colorful look back at the recently concluded UVI Paradise Jam 2003 — in the form of a slide show — is now available from the UVI home page (see link below).
Joyner Foundation Awards Caribbean Cruise in Holiday Raffle Drawing
Congratulations to Denise Daniel of Christiansted, St. Croix, who won the UVI Tom Joyner Foundation Scholarship Raffle. The winning number – 0307 – was drawn Dec. 6 at the UVI Music Department's Christmas Concert. Daniel won a seven-day Caribbean cruise for two aboard Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines. The UVI Tom Joyner Foundation Scholarship Committee thanks everyone for supporting the raffle. Proceeds will be used to fund scholarships at UVI.
Seeking Volunteer Cooks for Afternoon on the Green 2004
UVI's Afternoon on the Green Committee is seeking volunteer cooks for the March 14 event. Afternoon on the Green — UVI's annual food, family and fun "friendraiser" — features food based on recipes from around the world. Volunteers are asked to donate a cooked dish, samples of which will be sold at the event. Members of the UVI family are encouraged to contribute a cooked dish and to have their families and friends contribute cooked dishes also. To volunteer, call the institutional advancement office at 693-1040. Proceeds from Afternoon on the Green are used to help fund programs and services for UVI students and faculty.
VIMAS to Sponsor Seafood Safety Workshop Dec. 9 on St. Croix
A workshop on Seafood Safety is scheduled for 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 9., at the St. Croix Curriculum Center. Sponsored by the Virgin Islands Marine Advisory Service, the session will include information on seafood safety, seafood quality, government regulations regarding seafood safety, Ciguatera, histamine poisoning, biotoxins and more. The workshop is designed for anyone who eats or handles seafood. For more information call Marcia Taylor at 692-4046 or Mayra Suarez at 693-1392.
Labor Law Compliance to be Focus of UVI-SBDC Seminar on Dec. 10
The UVI Small Business Development Center (SBDC) will conduct the fourth in its series of seminars entitled "Checklist for Starting a Business in the Virgin Islands" from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 10, at the SBDC training center at Nisky Center on St. Thomas. Presented in collaboration with the Virgin Islands Labor Department, the seminar will focus on labor law compliance and available services. It is directed at business owners, potential business owners, employees and students. Topics will include: required reporting and Labor Department services that are available to business owners as well as employees.
Seminar admission is $20. A $5 discount is available those who pre-register. The series is free to veterans of the U.S. military with valid identification, UVI faculty, staff and students. These individuals must pre-register. For more information and to pre-register call 776-3206 or visit the SBDC office.
St. Thomas/St. John Ag Fair Raffle Slated for Dec. 14
The St. Thomas/St. John Agriculture and Food Fair raffle will be drawn during the V.I. Agriculture Department's annual party to be held at 8 p.m. Dec. 14 at the department's compound in Estate Dorothea. Raffle winners will receive:
* First prize – a calf
* Second prize – five fruit trees
* Third prize – three bags of seed
* Fourth prize – a UVI Cooperative Extension Service cookbook and medicinal plant book; and a small jar of honey.
The drawing, previously scheduled for the St. Thomas/St. John Agriculture and Food Fair, was rescheduled because of the cancellation of the fair. Anyone interested in attending the party should call the Agriculture Department at 774-5182. For details contact Orpha Penn at UVI CES at 693-1080.
UVI Sets Model Farm Opening Ceremonies for Dec. 14
A public opening ceremony for the UVI Integrated Model Farm Project, originally scheduled for Nov. 16, has been rescheduled for Sunday, Dec. 14. The farm, situated on five acres of land adjacent to the St. Croix campus, was developed by UVI's Agricultural Experiment Station. It includes rainwater collection systems, holding ponds, tanks for raising fish and an irrigation system which uses the effluent from the fish tanks. UVI Professor Dr. James Rakocy, one of the farm's developers, said the model farm represents the best of 30 years of experimentation and work at developing sustainable and economically viable agricultural systems for the Caribbean. A brief presentation and tours of the farm are planned. For more information, call Rakocy at 692-4031 or Dr. Bob Godfrey at 692-4042.
Family Life Center Book Drive Set for Dec. 15
The UVI Family Life Center (FLC) on the St. Thomas campus is conducting a book drive to procure reading books for children in the program. The goal is to give each child in the UVI-FLC program at least one book to take home to read over the holidays. Children in the program attend the M. J. Kirwan Elementary School. New and used books are welcome. They should be appropriate for children age nine through 12. The deadline for collection is Dec. 15. Book drop-off points are: the Ralph Paiewonsky Library, the president's office, the Bookstore, the chancellor's office, the physical plant, the food pavilion, the admissions office, and the nurse's office. For more information call 693-1126, 693-1123 or 693-1122.
For more on the University of the Virgin Islands, visit the Web site at www.uvi.edu.

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