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Paradise Jam 2006 Opens Nov. 17 at UVI Sports and Fitness Center
Paradise Jam returns to UVI's Sports and Fitness Center this weekend, with the men's division of the NCAA Division I college basketball tournament opening on Friday, Nov. 17. The men's tournament will host eight teams, lead by Alabama's Crimson Tide. Games continue through Monday, Nov. 20. Women's tournament action opens on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, Nov. 23, and continues through Saturday, Nov. 25. The women's tournament features eight teams in two divisions. Links to the men's and women's brackets, team overviews, ticket information and more are available from the UVI home page – www.uvi.edu – and from this Paradise Jam link.
Paradise Jam Admission is $5 for UVI Students, Faculty and Staff
UVI Athletics Director Peter Sauer has announced that admission to Paradise Jam games for UVI faculty and staff is $5. This is the same price for student tickets.
St. Thomas/St. John Agriculture-Food Fair Set Nov. 18-19 on Reichhold Grounds
The 2006 St. Thomas/St. John Agriculture and Food Fair is scheduled for Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 18 and 19, on the grounds of UVI's Reichhold Center for the Arts. The annual fair features an extensive livestock exhibition, displays of locally grown fruits and vegetables, local foods and drinks, and a local arts and crafts area. A variety of local plants – suitable for gardening and landscaping – will be on sale. Booths representing UVI's departments and units will offer information and other materials. The fair will be open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days. Admission is $2 for adults and $1 for children under 12. The fair is organized by UVI's Cooperative Extension Service, the V.I. Department of Agriculture and interested community members. For details, call 693-1080.
Student Musical Recital Set Nov. 19 on UVI's St. Thomas Campus
The fall semester student music recital on UVI's St. Thomas campus is scheduled for 4 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 19. It will take place in the Music Building. Approximately 10 students will perform vocal and instrumental presentations. The public is invited. There is no charge for admission. Refreshments will be served.
UVI to Close for Thanksgiving, Fortsberg Day Observance
The University of the Virgin Islands will be closed on Thursday and Friday, Nov. 23 and 24, in observance of Thanksgiving Day and Fortsberg Discovery Day, respectively. UVI offices and facilities will reopen on regular schedules on Monday, Nov. 27.
Two-Hour Administrative Leave Granted for Nov. 21 Runoff Election
A runoff election in the Virgin Islands 2006 gubernatorial race has been scheduled for Tuesday, Nov. 21. The University of the Virgin Islands has announced that all employees who are registered voters will be granted two hours of administrative leave to vote for the candidate of their choice. Employees are urged to vote early in the morning or later in the afternoon so that as little time as possible is taken from the workday. Employees should arrange a time to vote with their supervisor to insure proper coverage in each department.
Financial Aid, Scholarship Students Reminded of Dec. 18 Payment Deadline
Returning UVI students who are receiving financial aid or scholarships are reminded that Dec. 18 is the deadline for them to visit the cashier's offices on the St. Thomas or St. Croix campuses to make payment (accept charges) for tuition and fees for the spring 2007 semester. The cashier's officers are open Monday, through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Failure to make payment by the deadline will result in the cancellation of classes.
UVI Plans "Playing Mas' Troupe Entry in 2007 Crucian Christmas Festival Parade
The University of the Virgin Islands will sponsor a troupe in the Jan. 6, 2007 Crucian Christmas Festival parade. "Playing Mas: From Many Cultures, One Virgin Islands" has been selected as the theme. All members of the UVI community — students, faculty, staff, alumni and friends — are invited to participate. Pictures of the costume designs for the three sections can be view on the UVI web site www.uvi.edu. A sign-up form is also available. Registration, which covers the cost of the costume, is $135 for UVI students and $165 for non-UVI students. An "early bird" special price of $100 for UVI students and $135 for non-students is available to those who sign-up by Dec. 11. View the UVI Troupe costumes.
Participants Sought for 4-H Troupe in Crucian Christmas Festival
The UVI Cooperative Extension Service 4-H/Family and Consumer Sciences Program announces registration is under way for its first annual 4-H Crucian Christmas Festival Troupe. Participation is open to children presently enrolled or past members of 4-H or CYFAR, and any child, ages 6-12, wishing to take part in the Children's Parade in a wholesome, fun and age appropriate troupe. All are welcome to come "jump up" with 4-H. Parents and adults interested in volunteering to help coordinate activities are invited to take part as well. The children's parade is scheduled for Friday, Jan. 5, 2007. Registration is on-going through Monday, Nov. 20. To register, call the 4-H/FCS offices at 692-4084 or 692-4094.
Miss UVI Competition Scheduled for March 2007; Contestants Sought
The next Miss University of the Virgin Islands competition has been scheduled for March of 2007. The application deadline for female UVI students wishing to compete to serve as the University's student ambassador is Dec. 15. Contestants must be unmarried, not have children and have a grade point average of at least 2.5. The competition will be held on St.Thomas. The winner will receive a full scholarship to UVI, including room, board and tuition for an academic year, and the opportunity to represent the University at on- and off-island events. For more information, contact the Student Activities Office on your campus (St.Thomas 693-1111 or St. Croix 692-4188. Information is also available online at this link.
Rotaract Club of UVI to Meet
The Rotaract Club of UVI will hold its final meeting of the fall semester at 6 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 17. The guest speaker is Roger White from the Rotary Club of St. Thomas. He will address land mining and the project the Rotary of St. Thomas is working with land mining. The meeting will take place at Chase Auditorium (Business 110). Members are encouraged to bring a friend. For details, call Diana Joshua at 771-2096.
For more about the University of the Virgin Islands, visit the Web site: www.uvi.edu.

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