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Online Registration for Fall Continues
Online registration continues for UVI's 2007 fall semester. UVI's online registration system, called BUCSS for Banner Utilization Central for Self Services, can be accessed from the BUCSS logo on UVI's home page – www.uvi.edu.
UVI Hosting Free HIV/AIDS Screening June 25 and 27 on St. Croix, St. Thomas
Free HIV/AIDS screening will be offered this week on UVI's St. Croix and St. Thomas campuses. On St. Croix, the screening is being offered from 2 to 5 p.m. today (Monday, June 25) at the Health Services Center. On St. Thomas, the screening is slated from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Wednesday, June 27, also at the UVI Health Services Center. The screening is presented by the UVI Substance Abuse and HIV/AIDS Prevention Program, in collaboration with the Virgin Islands Department of Health and HOPE, Inc. For details on St. Croix, call Irene Hatchett-Sealey at 642-4208. For information on St. Thomas, call Ronda Hatchett at 693-1124.
Scientist to Outline Connection Between Oceans and Human Health
A free seminar on the oceans and human health will be presented at UVI by visiting scientist Dr. Lisa G. Pitman at noon on Wednesday, June 27. Pitman, who works at the University of Miami Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science, will be visiting St. Thomas as part of her participation in a science program aboard the cruise ship Explorer of the Seas. Her presentation will focus on how public health is affected by contaminated seafood, and toxins and disease-causing organisms in the ocean, all topics that can have an impact in the Virgin Islands.
This presentation is part of VI-EPSCoR's (Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research) 2006-07 Seminar Series. The aim is to show how marine research can be of importance to the Virgin Islands and its people. The public is invited. The seminar will originate from the MacLean Marine Science Center on UVI's St. Thomas campus with a videoconference link to the St. Croix campus (room to be announced). For details on the Explorer of the Seas' science program visit this web page – http://www.rsmas.miami.edu/rccl/.
Celebrities, V.I. Youth Ready for Third FUVI Celebrity Golf Classic
The Foundation for the University of the Virgin Islands third annual Celebrity Golf Classic swings into action this weekend on St. Croix with a Government House reception on Thursday evening. Youth clinics in football, basketball and golf take the stage early on Friday and local golfers and celebrities will meet during a pairing party on Friday evening. Film actress Regina King will be among more than 20 actors, professional athletes and television personalities among this year's celebrities. This will be the second classic for King who is best known for her role as Margie Hendricks in the Academy Award-winning film "Ray," which chronicled the life of Ray Charles.
Tournament play will be held at the Carambola Golf Course and Club House with additional activities at the Buccaneer Hotel and the UVI campus. FUVI Golf Classic details for local golfers youth clinic participants and are available from the UVI home page – www.uvi.edu.
The Changing Face of St. Croix Lands to be Subject of Free AES Seminar
A free seminar titled "How Agriculture and Ecology Mysteries were Solved with Remote Sensing and GIS" will be presented by Brian Daley, a UVI research specialist in agroforestry, at 3 p.m. on Thursday, June 28, on the St. Croix campus. The presentation is part of the on-going celebration of the 35th anniversary of UVI's Agricultural Experiment Station (AES).
Daley will present the results of a project using satellite images and the Geographic Information System (GIS) to classify the surface of St. Croix and show how and where the island has experienced changes in forests and farming over 10 years. He will also take a look at potential changes over the next 10 years. The seminar will be held in the Research and Extension Building room 133. All interested persons are urged to attend. For more information, contact Brian Daley at 692-4078.
Cruzan VIRIL to Donate $25,000 to UVI; Presentation Set Friday, June 29
The University of the Virgin Islands will receive a donation of $25,000 from Cruzan VIRIL, Ltd., formerly known as V.I. Rum Industries, the makers of Cruzan Rum, on Friday, June 29, at a 1 p.m. presentation at the Cruzan VIRIL headquarters on St. Croix. Donald C. Nelthropp Sr. of Cruzan VIRIL, Ltd., will present UVI President Dr. LaVerne E. Ragster with the donation to support scholarships at the University. A news release is available from the UVI home page – www.uvi.edu.
'Run for Your Wife' Concludes This Weekend at Little Theatre
This weekend the hit British comedy "Run for Your Wife" concludes its run at UVI's Little Theatre on the St. Thomas campus. It is the first production of the Reichhold Center's recently revived Caribbean Repertory Theater. The play, based on the British hit comedy by Ray Cooney, runs from Friday, June 29 through Monday, July 2. Showtime is 8 p.m. daily. Playwright Felix Fleming has adapted and directs the British comedy to reflect the St. Thomas region and culture. Tickets – $20 for adults and $15 for students – are available at Modern Music, Parrot Fish Records, V.I. Bridal and Tuxedo, the UVI Bookstore, and the Reichhold Center box office (693-1559).
Caribbean Water Resources Congress Set October 25-26; Abstracts Due June 29
UVI's Virgin Islands Water Resources Research Institute will join with the Puerto Rico Water Resources and Environmental Research Institute, and the U.S. Geological Survey to sponsor the seventh Caribbean Islands Water Resources Congress on October 25 and 26 on the St. Croix campus. Some 100 scientists and representatives from government and non-governmental organizations will discuss water resources issues affecting the lives of people living in the Caribbean. The Congress has issued a call for abstracts from potential presenters. Abstracts are due by June 29, 2007. Abstract requirements and filing procedures are available from the "Latest Links" menu of the UVI home page – www.uvi.edu.
June Issue of Dateline: UVI Now Available from UVI Web Site
The June 2007 issue of the monthly newsletter Dateline: UVI is now available online. The newsletter previews the upcoming FUVI Celebrity Golf Classic and covers an awards breakfast held by the St. Thomas-St. John Chapter of the UVI Alumni Association. Also featured is the ongoing cleanup at St. Thomas' Cas Cay Mangrove Lagoon Marine Reserve and Wildlife Sanctuary which is funded by a grant the University received in February. Printed copies of Dateline: UVI are distributed to UVI departments. The online version is available from the UVI home page – www.uvi.edu.
UVI to Close for Emancipation Day and Independence Day Observances
The University of the Virgin Islands will be closed on Tuesday and Wednesday, July 3 and 4, in observance of V.I. Emancipation Day and U.S. Independence Day, respectively. University administrative offices and Summer Session II classes will resume on regular schedules on Thursday, July 5.
Reichhold to Host V.I. Return of Funnyman Oliver Samuels
Jamaican funnyman Oliver Samuels returns to the Virgin Islands in July with an ensemble cast for the hilarious Caribbean remake of Beauty and the Beast "Cutie & the Freak." Samuels plays Tiny Adams, an overbearing father trying to keep his daughter, Cutie (Camille Davis), away from the ghastly looking Frank the Freak (Courtney Wilson). "Cutie & the Freak" premiers at Island Cen
ter on St. Croix on Friday, July 13, at 8 p.m., and moves to the Reichhold Center on St. Thomas on Saturday, July 14, and Sunday, July 15, also at 8 p.m. A news release is available from the UVI home page – www.uvi.edu.
For more about the University of the Virgin Islands, visit the Web site: www.uvi.edu.

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