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VI-EPSCoR Spring Science Seminar Series Opens Tuesday, Feb. 8
Dr. Richard Nemeth, director of Marine and Environmental Studies at the University of the Virgin Islands, will open the Spring 2005 VI-EPSCoR Seminar Series of science lectures at noon on Tuesday, Feb. 8. Dr. Nemeth's presentation is titled "Linking larval history to juvenile demography in the bicolor damselfish (Stegastes partitus)." The lecture is based on a paper presented by Dr. Nemeth at the Association of Marine Labs of the Caribbean in Trinidad in 2003.
The lecture 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 2005 EPSCoR lecture series, which is free and open to the public, will continue at noon on Tuesdays through April 26. In the lectures, UVI and visiting scientists present results from their original research. The series is presented by the VI-Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR) program. For more information, call 693-1380.
Financial Aid Awareness Week Begins Feb. 8 on St. Croix Campus
The Financial Aid Office on UVI's St. Croix campus will conduct Financial Aid Awareness Week activities from Feb. 8 through Feb. 10. Activities are designed for the UVI community, high school students and returning UVI students. For more information call 692-4193. Activities include:
Tuesday, Feb. 8 — Promoting the Financial Aid Office on Campus; Awareness Day for the UVI Community; Location: Library Terrace (Evans Center) — Time: 1p.m. – 6 p.m.
Wednesday, Feb. 9 — "How to Pay for College"; Information for junior and senior high school students; Location: UVI Cafetorium — Time: 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Thursday, Feb. 10 — Financial Aid Workshop for 2005-2006 School Year; Information for returning UVI students; Financial aid application (FAFSA) and renewal application process; Location: The Theater, Evans Center Room 401 — Time: 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
'Year of Languages' Celebration Continues with Free Film on Feb. 9
The Humanities Division's Modern Languages Area on UVI's St. Thomas campus continues its celebration of "2005: The Year of Languages" with a showing of the Brazilian film "City of God" at 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 9. The screening location remains to be announced. The film is free and open to the UVI community. A monthly series of activities is also being planned for the observance of the "Year of Languages." The next, titled "Love in any Language," will be an exploration of love and romance in many cultures. It is scheduled for 5:30 to 6:45 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 14, in the UVI Little Theatre, located in the CA Building on the St. Thomas campus. For more information, visit the UVI Year of Languages web page in the "Latest Links" menu of the UVI home page – : www.uvi.edu.
UVI-Queen Mary Walk/Run Slated March 11
UVI's St. Croix campus invites alumni, students, faculty and the entire Virgin Islands community to participate in the fourth annual UVI-Queen Mary Highway 5K Walk/Run on Friday, March 11, 2005. The walk/run featuring the theme: Run Or Walk With Me to Celebrate UVI's 43rd Anniversary – will serve as the kick-off to UVI's 2005 Charter Week Activities. The walk/run begins promptly at 6 a.m. (assembly time is 5:30 a.m.) in the K-Mart parking lot in Sunshine Mall. Participants will proceed along the Queen Mary Highway to the University's St. Croix campus, ending at approximately 8 a.m.
The registration fee is $15 for adults and $12 for students and children. Participants will receive a commemorative T-shirt. Light refreshments will be provided on conclusion of the walk/run. Commemorative prizes will be awarded to the top finishers. Registration forms are available from the St. Croix campus Chancellor's Office. The V.I. Pace Runners organization is providing technical assistance. For more information call 692-4000.
St. Croix Campus Black History Month Activities
Friday, Feb. 11 — Movie Double Feature
Screenings of Sidney Poitier's films "A Raisin in the Sun" and "Guess Who's Coming to Dinner" beginning at 7 p.m. in the Cafetorium. For more information call 692-4188.
Saturday, Feb. 12 — Club UVI "Black History Month Edition"
Jersey Party – wear your favorite Black or African American athlete's jersey.
Music by Xtaushun beginning at 10 p.m. in the Cafetorium. Call 692-4188 for details.
UVI's Upward Bound to Plan for 40th Anniversary Program on Feb. 12
UVI's Upward Bound program will celebrate its 40th anniversary in 2006. All Upward Bound alumni are invited to attend the first meetings of the 40th Anniversary Planning Committee. Meetings are scheduled from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Feb. 12, in the Cafetorium on the St. Croix campus and in the Sports and Fitness Center on the St. Thomas campus. The agenda includes nominating committee officers and creating a directory of Upward Bound alumni. For more information call Rosalia Rohan on the St. Thomas campus at 693-1133 or Michelle Albany on the St. Croix campus at 692-4182.
St. Thomas Class of 2005 to Meet Sunday, Feb. 13
The University of the Virgin Islands St. Thomas campus Class of 2005 will meet at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 13, in the Chase Auditorium, room B 110. Yearbook pictures will also be taken in the Cooperative Extension Service building between 3:30-5:30 p.m.
For details contact Class President Anne Auguste at 643-2175 or augusteanne@hotmail.com.
34th Agriculture and Food Fair Set Feb. 19-21 on St. Croix
The 34th Annual Agriculture and Food Fair of the U.S. Virgin Islands will be held on St. Croix from Feb. 19 through 21, on the Grounds of the Rudolph Shulterbrandt Agricultural Complex, in Estate Lower Love. "Keeping Agriculture Alive through Technology in 2005" is the theme. Opening ceremonies are set for Saturday, Feb. 19, at 10 a.m. under the Big Tent. The fair is sponsored by the UVI Cooperative Extension Service, the V.I. Department of Agriculture. Innovative Communications is the 2005 corporate sponsor. For more on the fair, visit the UVI Cooperative Extension Service web site at: rps.uvi.edu or the Department of Agriculture site at www.viagrifest.org.
UVI's 16th Afternoon on the Green Set for March 6; Cooks and Volunteers Needed
The grounds of the Herman E. Moore Golf Course on the University of the Virgin Islands St. Thomas campus will be alive with food and family fun from noon to 5 p.m. on Sunday, March 6th, when UVI celebrates its 16th Afternoon on the Green. Cooks, as well as general volunteers, are being sought. If you're interested in preparing a dish or you have a valid health permit and are interested in volunteering to serve food, please call the UVI Institutional Advancement Component at 693-1040. A full news release is available on the UVI web site – www.uvi.edu.
For more about the University of the Virgin Islands, visit the Web site: www.uvi.edu.

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