UVI Bulletin Board

June Issue of Dateline: UVI Available on Homepage
The June 2006 issue of the monthly newsletter Dateline: UVI features coverage of the second annual FUVI Golf Tournament, a look at the new director and assistant director of Human Resources, a photo of the V.I. Rum donation that brought the company's total contributions to $500,000, and a review of activities during a busy spring at UVI. The issue is now available on the UVI website – www.uvi.edu and at this direct link: www.uvi.edu/pub-relations/dateline/index.htm
UVI's St. Croix Chapter Alumni to Hold Cocktail Reception Today (June 29)
The St. Croix Chapter of the University of the Virgin Islands Alumni Association invites all alumni to a cocktail reception at the Great House on the St. Croix campus from 6 to 8 p.m. today (Thursday, June 29). Appetizers, complimentary beverages and a cash bar will be available. Alumni are advised to bring business cards for the door prize drawings. Attire is business casual. For details, call 692-4023.
V.I. Students to Demonstrate Technical/Scientific Prowess
Twenty Virgin Islands students in grades 7 to 10 will demonstrate technical and scientific prowess they developed during a University of the Virgin Islands science enrichment program at a special demonstration scheduled for 10:30 a.m. on Friday, June 30. The students spent two weeks in the "Intellect to STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) program, delving into the realms of robotics and computer modeling. Using a computer application called NetLOGO, the students programmed still and animated designs, and video simulations of real-life phenomena. In the robotics area, the students assembled and programmed robots that perform activities similar to those carried out by NASA's Mars rovers. The program's six-hour days also included reading, viewing science videos and discussion of other NASA-related material. Friday's demonstration and program closing ceremony will take place in room 401 of the Evans Center on the St. Croix campus. Intellect to STEM was funded by the St. Croix Foundation, with contributions from UVI. For more information, contact Dr. Velma Tyson at 692-4157.
St. Croix to Celebrate Mango Melee and Tropical Fruit Festival on July 2
The annual St. Croix Mango Melee and Tropical Fruit Festival will be held from noon until 6:30 p.m. on Sunday, July 2, at the St. George Village Botanical Garden on St. Croix. The event celebrates the more than 200 varieties of mangoes that grow on the island. Growing and cooking demonstrations will be featured along with games and activities for children. Admission is $5 for adults and $2 for children ages six to 12. Children under five will be admitted free. The event is sponsored by, among others, the St. George Village Botanical Garden, UVI's Cooperative Extension Service, the V.I. Department of Agriculture and the UVI Agricultural Experiment Station.
UVI to Close July 3-4 to Observe Emancipation Day, Independence Day
The University of the Virgin Islands will be closed in observance of V.I. Emancipation Day and Independence Day on July 3 and 4, respectively. UVI administrative offices will resume normal hours and Summer Session II classes will resume on Wednesday, July 5.
Oliver Samuels to Return to the Virgin Islands in July
Comic actor Oliver Samuels returns to the Virgin Islands in July with performances of his latest play, "Class of '73," slated at Island Center on St. Croix and at UVI's Reichhold Center for the Arts on St. Thomas. Samuels will portray Mr. B. Bringle, a teacher saddled with intellectually-challenged students. The St. Croix production is scheduled for July 7, with the Reichhold Center shows set for July 8 and 9. Showtime at both locations is 8 p.m.
Tickets are available at Alliance Clothing, Urban Threadz (Sunny Isle) and the UVI Bookstore on St. Croix, and at Urban Threadz, Modern Music, Parrot Fish, V.I. Bridal and Tuxedo, the UVI Bookstore and the Reichhold Box Office on St. Thomas. Ticket prices on St. Thomas are $35, $25 and $20. On St. Croix, ticket prices are $30 and $25. For information, call the Reichhold Center at 693-1559 or visit the Reichhold Center web site.
For more about the University of the Virgin Islands, visit the Web site: www.uvi.edu.

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