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Feb. 9, 2004 – The University of the Virgin Islands Bulletin Board issued today has these announcements:
UVI Staff Council to Meet on Tuesday, Feb. 10
The next meeting of the UVI Staff Council is scheduled for noon to 1 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 10. The meeting will be videoconferenced between Chase Auditorium (Business Education room 110) on the St. Thomas campus and the Theater (Evans Center room 401) on the St. Croix campus. The meeting will include the adoption of by-laws and further development of needs assessment. For more information call 693-1111.
UVI Carnival 2004 Floupe Plans Announced; Participants Sought
The UVI community engagement committee is excited about this year's floupe
entry in the V.I. Carnival Parade. The committee has adopted a theme that reflects the V.I. Carnival Committee's "Through a Cultural Door for Carnival 2004" theme. The UVI floupe's theme is: "Knowledge, Culture and More for UVI Carnival 2004." The concept is to have a UVI float depicting the brain (symbolizing intellect) and costumes connected to three cultures that contributed to present-day knowledge in the Virgin Islands and Caribbean region – African, Taino Indian and Greco-Roman.
Costume prices are expected to be in the range of about $100. Costume sketches will be displayed on-line and on posters by Wednesday, Feb. 11. Sign-up for St. Thomas students will take place in the office of student affairs on St. Thomas and in the Chancellor's office for faculty/staff. The floupe would be enhanced by the participation of St. Croix students, staff and faculty. Further information about St. Croix sign-up sheets will be made available later this week. For further information, please call Cherie Wheatley at 693-1541.
Bake Sale to Help Fund UVI's 2004 Carnival Floupe
In preparation for Carnival 2004 on St. Thomas, UVI's community engagement committee will hold a bake sale in the vicinity of the Business Building on St. Thomas's Upper Campus at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 11. Cakes, cookies and brownies will be on sale. Funds raised will go toward the UVI 2004 Carnival Floupe. This will be the first of several fund-raisers scheduled by the community engagement committee.
UVI Little Theater Issues Casting Call for Spring Production
The UVI Little Theater, on the St. Thomas campus, has issued a casting call for actors in its upcoming spring production of "The Night Thoreau Spent in Jail." Auditions are scheduled from 7 to 9 pm. on Feb. 11 and 12, with callbacks on Feb. 13. UVI Speech and Theater Professor Dennis Parker, the director, has roles for approximately 10 men and four women. Persons interested in auditioning for the play should visit the Little Theater, located on the second floor of the Classroom Administration building on the evenings of the casting call.
"The Night Thoreau Spent in Jail" is one of the most widely produced plays of our time. Written by Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee, the play explores a mystical experience of one of America's most influential thinkers during a night spent in jail for refusing to pay taxes in support of what he felt was an unjust war. Thoreau's night in jail led to his famous essay "Civil Disobedience." This essay had a profound influence on Mahatma Gandhi and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
For details, contact the Humanities Department at 693-1341.
St. Thomas Campus Activities
* Tuesday, Feb. 10, 1 to 2 p.m. — Counseling and Placement Center workshop: Resume Appeal: How to Get Top Ratings, in the Counseling and Placement Center conference room. Call 693-1087 for details.
* Wednesday, Feb. 11, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. — 2004 class pictures, at Little Theater in the CA building.
* Thursday, Feb. 12, noon to 3 p.m. — 2004 class pictures, at Little Theater in the CA building.
* Monday, Feb. 16 – Friday, Feb. 19 — Financial Aid Awareness Week. See item below.
Financial Aid Awareness Week, Income Tax Assistance Set on St. Thomas
Financial Aid Awareness Week activities on UVI's St. Thomas Campus have been set for the week of Feb. 16. Sessions for students, high school counselors and the UVI and V.I. communities are planned, beginning with a Kick-Off Session from 10 a.m. to noon on Monday, Feb. 16, in the Classroom Administration (CA) Building. High School Counselors Day activities are planned from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 18, in the UVI Sports and Fitness Center. Members of the UVI and V.I. communities are invited to take advantage of free income tax assistance provided by the V.I. Internal Revenue Bureau. Income tax assistance will be offered by appointment only from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 19, in the UVI Financial Aid Office. The week's activities will conclude with Financial Aid Workshops for students or potential students on Friday, Feb. 20 at the Financial Aid Office resources room. Workshops will run from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and again from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. For more information call 693-1090.
Golden Key Honor Society Plans Raffle on St. Croix
The Golden Key International Honor Society on UVI's St. Croix campus will conduct a raffle on Thursday, Feb. 19. Prizes include two round-trip tickets to Puerto Rico from Seaborne Airlines, a VCR and gift certificates from Plaza Extra. Raffle tickets are available from Golden Key members and at the UVI booth at the Agriculture and Food Fair scheduled Feb. 14-16 at the fairgrounds in Estate Lower Love. Golden Key raffle tickets sold for a drawing originally scheduled on December 19, 2003, will be honored in the current drawing.
SBDC Schedules Personal Credit Report Seminar on St. Croix
UVI's Small Business Development Center (SBDC) on St. Croix has scheduled a seminar titled "Your Credit Report: Checking Your Record and Keeping it
Straight!" for 6 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 10, at the SBDC's training center at the Sunshine Mall. Admission is $20. Admission is free for UVI employees and students. Refreshments will be served. For details and to pre-register, call UVI-SBDC at 692-5270.
SBDC Plans Seminar on Identity Theft, Security Issues
UVI's Small Business Development Center (SBDC) on St. Thomas will conduct a seminar on identity theft and other personal security concerns from 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 11, at the UVI-SBDC training facility at Nisky Center.
The seminar title is "Identity Theft and Other Security Issues: It's Your Business and Your Personal Life." Presenter Ronald Roberts will cover such issues as credit card fraud, customer and consumer privacy, and how to protect personal and business financial information. Admission is $20. The seminar is free for UVI students and employees, and high school students with valid identification. Pre-registration is required for free admission. To pre-register or for more information visit the SBDC office at Nisky Center or call 776-3206.
Workshops to Assess Service-Learning Set for St. Croix, St. Thomas
The Corporation for National Service (CNS) through the Campus Compact National Center for Community Engagement (CCNCCE) will sponsor a workshop for UVI faculty on Tuesday, Feb. 17, on St. Croix and on Wednesday, Feb. 18, on St. Thomas. CNS and CCNCCE have provided funding and technical support for UVI's service-learning initiative for two years. They are seeking to ensure sustained, quality service-learning activities and to promote the service-learning technique among faculty not currently engaging this pedagogy. Faculty are asked to indicate their plans to attend all or part of the workshop by responding by email to jrogers@uvi.edu or calling ext. 4132.
The workshop speaker will be Dr. Elizabeth Larson-Keagy, a lecturer, consultant and facilitator on dialogue, cross-cultural communications and civic responsibility.
Workshop Locations/Times:
* St. Croix – Feb. 17, 1-4 p.m., Research and Extension Center room 133;
* St. Tho
mas – Feb. 18, 12:30-3:30 p.m., conference room of the Paiewonsky Library.
UVI-CELL Offers Variety of Courses
UVI's Community Engagement and Lifelong Learning Center (CELL) offers courses designed for individuals seeking new careers or professional advancement, or to those who simply want to explore a hobby or leisure-time activities. For details call 693-1100 or send e-mailcell@uvi.edu, or visit the CELL Web site.
Basic Computer Graphics
Do you have an interest in creating high-quality graphics for print, multimedia and the World Wide Web? This course will acquaint you with all of Adobe Photoshop's vast image-editing capabilities and equip you with valuable tips and tricks for putting them to work.
Date: March 5-27, 2004 / Friday 6-8 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m. – noon
Fee: $425
Location: T101 – St. Thomas Campus
Registration Deadline: Feb. 26, 2004
Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM)
Are you a human resource professional interested in the nationally recognized and prestigious Professional in Human Resource (PHR) or Senior Professional in Human Resource (SPHR) certification from the national Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM)? Further develop your human resource knowledge while preparing for these exams utilizing the SHRM Learning System.
Date: March 10 – April 23, 2004 – Wednesday/Thursday/Friday 6-8 p.m.
Fee: $995
Location: T116 – St. Thomas Campus
Registration Deadline: Feb. 26, 2004
For more on the University of the Virgin Islands, visit the Web site at www.uvi.edu.

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