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Dec. 26, 2003 – The University of the Virgin Islands Bulletin Board issued Dec. 22 has these announcements:
End-of-Year Holiday Recess Set Dec. 24 through Jan. 2
The University of the Virgin Islands will be closed for the end-of-year holiday recess from Wednesday, Dec. 24, through Friday, Jan. 2, 2004. University offices will reopen on Monday, Jan. 5, 2004.
Spring 2004 Student Orientation Schedules Available on the Internet
UVI student orientation schedules for the spring 2004 semester for both the campuses are now available on the UVI Web site. Links from the UVI home page are now available. (See link at end of article.)
There are also direct links for St. Thomas and St. Croix.
Orientation is scheduled from Jan. 5-9.
Meeting, I.D. Photo Session Set Jan. 10 for St. Thomas Commuter Students
An important meeting for St. Thomas campus students who commute to UVI is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 10, in the new dining pavilion. Photographs which will be used on new digital I.D. cards being instituted at the university will be taken during this meeting.
New students who live on campus will have photos for the new cards taken during spring semester orientation. A schedule for taking new photographs required on the new, digital ID cards will be announced for returning UVI students who live on-campus, as well as for faculty and staff. For more information call 693-1111.
NIH Publication Features UVI President Dr. LaVerne E. Ragster
UVI President Dr. LaVerne E. Ragster has been featured in an on-line publication of the National Institutes of Health. Dr. Ragster participated in the Minority Biomedical Research Support program offered by the NIH's National Institute of General Medical Sciences component while a graduate student at San Diego State University. Here's a link to the article: the article.
UVI Non-Teaching Staff Organization to Meet Jan. 13
A videoconferenced meeting of UVI's non-teaching staff organization is scheduled for noon to 1 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 13. The St. Thomas session will take place in Chase Auditorium (Business Education room 110). The St. Croix session will take place in the Theatre (Evans Center room 401). Reports from the organization's sub-committees will be presented. Organization sub-committees include: Constitution/By-laws, Public Relations/Membership, Needs Assessment, and Staff Representation to the UVI Board of Trustees. For more information call 693-1111.
STARfest 10 Applications Now Available; Show Scheduled for May 8 and 9
UVI's Reichhold Center for the Arts is seeking participants for its annual talent exhibition, STARfest 10, which is scheduled for May 8 and 9.
Applications are available at: Parrot Fish, Krystal Gifts Galore, the UVI Bookstore and at all Modern Music Stores. The deadline for submission is Friday, Jan. 23. For more information call 693-1550.
Appraisers and Brokers Prep Course Rescheduled
The preparation course for the Real Estate Appraisers and Brokers Exam offered by the UVI Community Engagement and Lifelong Learning (CELL) Center, has been rescheduled to Feb. 21. The course is designed to provide appraisers and brokers with in-depth information for the exam. The course will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 21, in room C-100 (across from the Greathouse) on UVI's St. Croix campus. The fee for the course is $100. The course is part of CELL's Real Estate Salesperson course that will be held on St. Croix in January through February. For more information or to register call 693-1100.
AutoCAD 2002 Course offered by UVI-CELL on St. Thomas
A course in computer-aided drafting – AutoCAD 2002 – will be offered from Jan. 13 through March 18 on St. Thomas by UVI's Community Engagement and Lifelong Learning Center. The course, designed for employees of utility companies, civil engineering and architectural firms will provide a hands-on, practical approach to learning AutoCAD 2002. Course meetings are scheduled from 3 to 5 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays from Jan. 13 to March 18. They will take place in Teacher Education room 216 on the St. Thomas campus. Cost of the course is $1,000. For more information contact UVI-CELL at 693-1100 or send e-mail to cell@uvi.edu.
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.
For more on the University of the Virgin Islands, visit the Web site at www.uvi.edu.

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