Little Theatre Sets Sept. 20-21 Auditions for Fall Production of 'The Mousetrap'
The University of the Virgin Islands' Little Theatre has announced plans to stage Agatha Christy's "The Mousetrap" in November. The Little Theatre, located in the second floor of the CA Building on the St. Thomas campus, has scheduled auditions for 7 to 8:30 p.m. today (Sept. 20) and Tuesday, Sept. 21. Projected production dates for the popular who-done-it are Nov. 19, 20, 21 and 22. For more information contact Prof. Rosary Harper at 693-1354.
Highfield to Lecture on 'St. Croix's Place in the 18th Century World' Set Sept. 21
The Social Sciences Division of the University of the Virgin Islands and the St. Croix Landmarks Society will present a lecture by Dr. Arnold Highfield on the "World as Cosmos Rather than Continent: St. Croix's Place in and Contribution to a Changing 18th Century World." The focus will be on the intellectual climate of St. Croix at the time of Alexander Hamilton, from the focus of missionaries, naturalists and travelers.
This is a follow-up to the Alexander Hamilton Symposium held at Government House in July. Dr. Highfield was a full professor of linguistics and social sciences on the St. Croix campus of UVI and is internationally known for his research on Virgin Islands history. The presentation will be in the UVI St. Croix campus Cafetorium starting at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 21. The lecture is free and the public is invited. For further information, contact Dr. Aletha Baumann at 692-4117.
Dr. Marc Boumedine to Present VI-EPSCoR Science Seminar Sept. 24
UVI Professor Dr. Marc Boumedine will present the next in the VI-EPSCoR Seminar Series of science lectures at the University of the Virgin Islands. Data mining will be the subject of Boumedine's presentation. It is scheduled from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 24. The seminar is free and open to the public. It will originate in Chase Auditorium (Business Education Room 110) on UVI's St. Thomas campus and be videoconferenced to Evans Center Room 713 on the St. Croix campus.
The series continues each Friday through Nov. 19. The series is hosted by UVI's Center for Marine and Environmental Studies, the Division of Science and Mathematics and the VI-Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR) program. For more information, call 693-1380.
'180 Degree Theory' Author to Speak at UVI's Little Theater Sept. 24
Devin "Dutchie" Robinson, Sr., creator of the 180 Degree Theory, will make a presentation from 12:30 to 2 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 24, at the University of the Virgin Islands Little Theater in the CA Building on the St. Thomas campus. Robinson, who was born and raised on St. Thomas, is the author of "The 180 Day Theory . . . Change Through Empowerment." His theory is designed to help people who want to elevate their lives and reshape the way they live, think and approach situations. In addition to being an author, Robinson is also a columnist and entrepreneur. UVI students and the general public are invited to this free presentation. For details call 693-1120.
Upward Bound Sets St. Thomas-St. Croix Open Houses to Recruit Students
UVI's Upward Bound college preparatory program for students in grades nine through 11 will hold recruitment drives on St. Thomas and St. Croix campuses this week. High school students interested in learning about the program are invited to the Open House Recruitment Drives. Parents are required to accompany their children.
St. Thomas Open House: 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Sept. 25, at the Sports and Fitness Center. Call 693-1130 by Sept. 22 to RSVP or for details.
St. Croix Open House: 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Sept. 25, at the Cafeteria. Call 692-4182 by Sept. 22 to RSVP or for details.
Acceptance of new students into the program is made possible by Upward Bound's increase in funding by the U.S. Department of Education's TRIO Programs.
UVI Fall Research Symposium Set Sept. 25 in Sports and Fitness Center
The fourth annual University of the Virgin Islands Fall Research Symposium will take place at the Sports and Fitness Center on the St. Thomas campus from 1 to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 25. Approximately 30 UVI science, mathematics, engineering and technology students will use posters to showcase research they completed during the past academic year or during summer research programs on St. Croix, St. Thomas and the U.S. mainland. The UVI community and the general public are invited.
For information contact Dr. Camille McKayle at 693-1329.
Science Academies to Open Sept. 25; Application Deadline Extended to Sept. 21
The University of the Virgin Islands will begin its fall semester Saturday Science Awareness Academies for junior and senior high school students from throughout the territory on Saturday, Sept. 25. Academies will be conducted on both the St. Thomas and St. Croix campuses. There are a total of 120 positions for students, half on St. Thomas and half on St. Croix. The academies, which are free, are designed for students with a serious interest in science or mathematics. The application deadline for the academies has been extended to Tuesday, Sept. 21. Application forms have been distributed to all schools in the territory. For more information contact Judy Roland at 693-1232 on St. Thomas or Jacqueline Kawloski at 692-4076 on St. Croix.
Queen's Committee to Hold Another Audition Sunday, Sept. 26
A second open audition for entertainers who would like to perform at the Miss UVI competition will be held from 3-5 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 26, in the Dining Pavilion on the St. Thomas campus. The University of the Virgin Islands Queen's Committee is seeking entertainers who can perform short skits, stand-up comedy, poetry readings, dances, songs, stepping and instrumentals. Individuals or groups may register for the auditions or get further information by calling 693-1056 or 693-1553.
President Ragster Scheduled on 'Face to Face' Sept. 29
UVI President Dr. LaVerne E. Ragster is scheduled to be a guest on the television program "Face to Face" at 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 29, on WTJX Channel 12.
Student Activities Fair-Voter Registration Set Sept. 30 on St. Thomas
A student activities fair and voter registration event on the St. Thomas campus is scheduled in two sessions on Thursday, Sept. 30. Session one will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Session two is scheduled from 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. Both will be in the Sports and Fitness Center. All students, including part-time and graduate students who now pay Student Activities Fees, are encouraged to participate.
CELL Course Offerings on UVI's St. Thomas Campus
The following courses will be offered on UVI's St. Thomas campus. For more information, contact UVICELL at 693-1100 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
QuickBooks (Basic) – (Opening Date Postponed to Sept. 29)
Learn the basic features of this full-featured, small business accounting software. Find out how to manage accounts receivable and payable, set up income and expense reports, design invoices and statements, reconcile bank accounts and much more. Dates: Sept. 29 (postponed from Sept. 22) to Oct. 30, 2004; Time: Wednesdays 6 to 9 p.m. and Saturdays 10 a.m. to noon; Fee: $350.
Obtain the tools needed to effectively manage home or business finances. Learn to manage payroll features, job cost estimating and tracking, recording assets, creating reports and much more. Dates: Nov. 3 to Dec. 18, 2004; Time: Wednesdays 6 to 9 p.m. and Saturdays 10 a.m. to noon; Fee: $400* * A $50 discount is available for individuals registering for both QuickBooks Basic and Advanced courses.
Human Resource Management Certification
Designed for human resource professionals who want to obtain the nationally recognized and prestigious Professional in Human Resource (PHR) or S
enior Professional in Human Resource (SPHR) certification from the national Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM). Further develop human resource knowledge while preparing for these exams utilizing the SHRM Learning System. Dates: Oct. 1 to Nov. 6, 2004; Time: Fridays 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. and Saturdays 1 to 4 pm; Fee: $995; Location: Teacher's Education Building Room 116.
Real Estate Sales Course to be Offered on St. John and St. Thomas
The University of the Virgin Islands – Community Engagement and Lifelong Learning (UVI-CELL) Center will offer the Real Estate Salesperson's course to residents of St. John and St. Thomas during the month of October. The course is designed to expose individuals to the real estate industry and prepare them for the Real Estate Salesperson licensing examination. Topics will include real estate theory, mathematics, USVI rules and regulations, and all applicable sections of the VI Code.
For the first time ever, St. John residents will have the opportunity to take advantage of this course. Classes will be held at St. Ursula's Senior Center in Cruz Bay every Saturday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., from Oct. 2 to Oct. 30.
A separate session will be held on UVI's St. Thomas campus from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., from Oct. 9 to Nov. 6.
The fee of $450 includes instruction, materials and registration. For details or to register, call 693-1100 or visit CELL on-line at cell.uvi.edu .
For more about the University of the Virgin Islands, visit the Web site: www.uvi.edu.
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