Cooks, Volunteers Sought for Afternoon on the Green
Cooks and general volunteers are being sought for UVI's 17th Afternoon on the Green. The annual UVI "friend-raiser" is scheduled for noon to 5 p.m. on Sunday, March 5, on the Herman E. Moore Golf Course on the St. Thomas campus. This year's theme is "Food, Fun, an Educational Mix – On the Green for 2006." Persons interested in preparing a dish or those who have a valid health permit and are interested in volunteering to serve food are asked to call the UVI Institutional Advancement Component at 693-1040.
Special Showing of the Film 'CRASH' Set Feb. 25 on St. Thomas Campus
The UVI Accounting Association on the St. Thomas campus will present a Black History Month special showing of the film "CRASH" in the Chase Auditorium at 6 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 25. The film, written and directed by Paul Haggis, takes a provocative look at the complexities of racial tolerance in contemporary America. Admission is $2. All UVI students, staff, family and friends are welcome.
Black History Lecture on Maroon Culture Set for Feb. 25, on St. Croix
A Black History Month lecture on Maroon Culture will be presented at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 25, by UVI Professor Gene Emanuel. The lecture will take place at the Fort Frederik Museum on St. Croix. A question and answer segment for the general public will follow. Emanuel, who teaches in the Humanities and Social Sciences Division on UVI's St. Thomas campus, will discuss the impact Maroon culture has had on the Caribbean and the Virgin Islands. The lecture is free and the museum will waive its regular, $3 admission fee. The Museum will be open from 2 p.m. until 5 p.m.
Forum to Discuss Child Protection Act Set for March 1 at UVI
The Virgin Islands community is invited to a forum on child protection from 10 a.m. to noon on Wednesday, March 1, at the University of the Virgin Islands. The session — titled "Child Protection Act of 2002, Moving Forward to make changes" — will be hosted by the VI Red Ribbon Coalition in collaboration with the UVI Drug and Alcohol Prevention Committee. The session will be videoconferenced between Chase Auditorium (B-110) on UVI's St Thomas campus and Evans Center room 713 on the St. Croix campus. Light refreshments will be served. Comments and suggestions regarding the act will be entertained by the forum panel which will include: Dr. Malik Sekou, UVI professor of Political Sciences and History, attorney Douglas Dick of the Virgin Islands Department of Justice, attorney Steven Brusch and V.I. Senator Shawn Michael-Malone. For more information contact Project Coordinator Richard Valazquez at 774-6400 ext. 207 and 219, or Drug and Alcohol Prevention Committee Coordinator Carolyn Wattley at 693-1120. (Note: this forum was originally scheduled for Feb. 16.)
Raffle Raises Funds for UVI/Tom Joyner Foundation Campaign
During the 35th Annual Agriculture and Food Fair of the U.S. Virgin Islands UVI's Institutional Advancement Component conducted a 50/50 raffle in support of the Tom Joyner School of the Month campaign. The winner of the raffle was J'Nae Torres, a sophomore elementary education major attending UVI's St. Croix campus. The raffle generated $609. Torres received half, while the other half will go towards School of the Month initiatives, including scholarships, student enrichment programs and support for VI EPSCoR.
Stories, Photographs Sought for UVI Student Newspaper
UVI students interested in helping to produce a UVI student newspaper are being sought. Submissions of stories and photographs produced by students should be forwarded to Journalism Professor Lydia Harris via email at: firstname.lastname@example.org. Stories and photos in the following categories are needed: news, features, entertainment news, sports, editorial/opinion, dorm notes, student interviews and event calendar items. An advisory board for the student publication includes Harris, St. Croix Campus Executive Administrator Dr. Monique Guillory, instructors Dr. Robin Sterns, Dr. Alex Randall and Dr. Annette Markham and Director of Public Relations Patrice Johnson.
CLEP Exams Scheduled at UVI's St. Croix and St. Thomas Campuses in March
College Level Examination Program (CLEP) tests will be offered on both campuses of the University of the Virgin Islands in March. CLEP tests allow students to earn college credit in a variety of subject areas, including: calculus, college algebra, biology, chemistry, humanities, Spanish, French, business law and computer applications.
— On the St. Croix campus, the tests will be given on Thursday and Friday, March 16 and 17. The deadline to register for the tests is Friday, March 10. Tests will be administered in Evans Center room 304 from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. For more information call Francisca Barry in the Academic Services Office at 692-4103.
— On the St. Thomas campus, the tests are scheduled for Thursday, March 23. The deadline to register is Monday, March 13. Tests will be administered in Classroom Administration Building room 103 (the computer lab) from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. To register, visit the Campus Advising and Tutorial Services Center (formerly known as Freshman Center) or call Zaida Castro at 693-1220.
More information about CLEP exams is available by calling 800-257-9558 or on the College Board web site.
eBird Web Site Developed for U.S. Virgin Islands
Bird enthusiasts in the Virgin Islands have a new, Internet-based tool to support their studies. A U.S. Virgin Islands section has been added to the eBird web site thanks to the efforts of UVI Associate Professor of Biology Dr. Jim Corven. The USVI section — the first in the Caribbean — can be accessed at: www.ebird.org/USVI. The eBird web site is a project of Cornell Lab of Ornithology and the National Audubon Society. It offers interactive tools that support the activities of bird watchers. It hosts personal bird lists and offers access to information posted by other enthusiasts. It can also generate reports, tables and maps. Corven said UVI partnered with the Cornell Lab of Ornithology to create the U.S. Virgin Islands eBird site. The site also features current news, such as the Great Backyard Bird Count, which is continuing in the Virgin Islands through Feb. 26, and the Caribbean Endemic Bird Festival scheduled for April 22 through May 22. For more information, contact Corven at 693-1383
Basketball Bucs to Continue ODI Play on Feb. 24 and 25 in Puerto Rico
UVI's men's basketball squad continues ODI league play in Puerto Rico this weekend, with contests against Caribbean University of Mayaguez on Friday, Feb. 24. Game time is 6:30 p.m. On Saturday, Feb.25, the Bucs will host Caribbean University in an 11 a.m. game to be played at Universidad del Este in Carolina. The Lady Buccaneers have the weekend off. The Buccaneers' schedule is available on the Athletics Calendar on the UVI Athletics Department's web site at: UVI Athletics.
V.I. Company and Business Professionals Sought for Career Expo at UVI
UVI's Counseling and Placement Center is seeking representatives from local companies and business professionals who might wish to participate in the annual Career Exposition and Professional Development Conference on the St. Thomas campus. This year's conference, with the theme "Your Future…In Focus," is slated for March 23. It is designed to provide an opportunity for students to network with employers to find out about full-time/part-time job opportunities and internships in the territory. Interested persons should contact Counseling Supervisor Verna Rivers at email@example.com. The conference will be cosponsored by the UVI Student Accounting Association For details, call Rivers at 693-1088 or UVI Account
ing Association Advisor Sharon Simmons at 693-1314.
For more about the University of the Virgin Islands, visit the Web site: www.uvi.edu.
Cooks, Volunteers Sought for Afternoon on the Green