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Dwayne Petersen Elected 2007-2008 Student Trustee
UVI St. Thomas campus student Dwayne Petersen has been elected as the 2007-2008 student representative to the UVI Board of Trustees. Voting was conducted on both campuses on Wednesday, Oct. 17. Other candidates running for the position were LeRue Browne and Athaliah Edwards.
Student trustees serve a one-year term on the Board. The position alternates between the St. Croix and St. Thomas campuses. Weena McFarlane, from the St. Croix campus, was the previous student trustee.
Environmental Education and Outreach Are Subjects of Oct. 19 Presentation
A talk on environmental education and community outreach will be presented by William C. Coles, Ph.D., chief of Environmental Education at the St. Croix Division of Fish and Wildlife, at 10 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 19, at the MacLean Marine Science Center on UVI's St. Thomas campus. Coles obtained his Ph.D. in fisheries science from the School of Marine Science, Virginia Institute of Marine Science, College of William & Mary in 1999. His work has included projects ranging from biomedical engineering and developing and deploying long term water quality sampling instruments in the Chesapeake Bay, to creating new outreach programs and materials for local students and teachers. He will talk about environmental outreach and education issues identified in the USVI and plans developed by the environmental community to address these issues.
UVI Receives $6 Million Grant to Establish Health Disparities Research Center
The University of the Virgin Islands has been notified of its award of a $6 million grant to establish the Caribbean Exploratory NCMHD Research Center for excellence. The National Institutes of Health's National Center on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NCMHD) awarded the grant to the UVI Division of Nursing effective Sept. 30, 2007. A news release is available on the UVI home page – www.uvi.edu.
UVI Appoints New Director of Admissions and Registrar
The University of the Virgin Islands has appointed Edward Alexander as the Director of Admissions and Registrar. Overall Alexander is responsible for creating procedures to take potential students seamlessly from the recruitment phase, to admission to the University, to class registration. He is developing a comprehensive recruitment plan that will include students, faculty, staff, administration, alumni and friends of the University, with the mission of increasing enrollment in accordance with Vision 2012 – UVI's strategic plan. A news release is available on the UVI home page – www.uvi.edu.
Maze Featuring Frankie Beverly to Perform at the Reichhold on Oct. 20
UVI's Reichhold Center for the Arts will present one of the top names in contemporary R&B – Maze featuring Frankie Beverly – to the Virgin Islands with a performance at 8 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 20. This year, the band is on "The Fresh Tour," touching down in California, Washington D.C., The Virgin Islands and many points in between. The group is a staple on the annual Tom Joyner Fantastic Voyage cruise. Tickets are $36, $48 and $85. Tickets are available at Modern Music, UVI Bookstore, V.I. Bridal & Tuxedo, Urban Threadz, Essentric Shoe Boutique, Island Video (Nisky), Home Again (Red Hook) and the Reichhold Center Box Office at 693-1559. A news release, including a list of relocated offices, is available on the UVI web site – www.uvi.edu.
St. Croix Youngsters Invited to Chemistry Week Session on Oct. 21
St. Croix students in grades K through six are invited to celebrate National Chemistry Week at the University of the Virgin Islands at a free, hands-on science activity session from 2 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 21. Parents and siblings are also invited to the session which will take place in the Great Hall of the North West Wing building on the St. Croix campus. Titled "The Many Faces of Chemistry," the session will feature local chemists showcasing activities in their field and discussing the wide variety of careers available to chemists. Activities scheduled for the afternoon are titled: Release the Grease, Volcano, Glitter Snot, Starch Search, The Nose Knows and more. An educational and fun afternoon for the whole family is promised. For more information, contact UVI Assistant Professor of Chemistry Dr. Jennifer Spillman at 692-4028 or send email to jspillm@uvi.edu.
VIUCEDD Sets Oct. 22 Workshop for Siblings of People with Disabilities
The Virgin Islands University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (VIUCEDD) in collaboration with the National Siblings Leadership Network will host a "Creating a Local Network of Support for Siblings of Individuals with Disabilities" workshop on Monday, Oct. 22. The workshop will take place from 9 to 11 a.m. at the Great Hall in the NWW Building on UVI's St. Croix Campus. The keynote presenter will be John Kramer, co-founder of the National Siblings Leadership Network. Interested persons are urged to register early as space is limited. For more information, contact Miriam Osborne Elliott, assistant director of VIUCEDD, at 692-1919.
UVI to Observe Red Ribbon Week Oct. 22-26 on St. Thomas and St. Croix
The University of the Virgin Islands will observe Red Ribbon Week from Oct. 22 to 26 with activities on the St. Thomas and St. Croix campuses. This year's theme is "United We Stand for a Drug Free Land." For a list of activities on St. Thomas and St. Croix campuses, please see the news release on the UVI home page – http://www.uvi.edu. For details contact Carolyn Wattley at 693-1120 or cwattle@uvi.edu on St. Thomas or Naita Salmon-Iles at 692-4214 or nsalmon@uvi.edu on St. Croix.
Woods Hole Oceanographer to Present Seminar on Oct. 23
UVI's VI-EPSCoR program will sponsor a seminar with Dr. David Fratantoni of Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution from noon to 1 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 23, at the MacLean Marine Science Center (room 200) on the St. Thomas campus. Dr. Fratantoni is a physical oceanographer who is exploring possibilities for collaboration with UVI. His presentation is titled "From Wiggles to Whales: Oceanography from Autonomous Platforms." This presentation is part of the VI-EPSCoR 2007-08 Seminar Series. The series goal is to demonstrate how marine research can be of importance to the Virgin Islands and its people. For details, contact Keisha Christian at 693-1379 send email to kchrist@uvi.edu.
St. Thomas Campus Student Employee Orientation Set Oct. 24
An orientation session for student employees on UVI's St. Thomas campus has been scheduled at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 24 in Room 110 of the Business Building. It is designed to provide student workers with the guidelines governing their employment. Although it is mandatory for new student employees, returning student employees can also benefit regarding policies, procedures and changes. Supervisors of student employees scheduled to work during the designated time are asked to excuse the student in order to attend the orientation. For details call Mary Myers at 693-1088.
UVI's Music Area Schedules Fall Concert for Oct. 27
The annual fall concert of UVI's Music Area of the Humanities and Social Sciences Division is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 27. The concert, titled Precious Lord, will feature the University's concert band and concert choir under the direction of Professor Austin A. Venzen. It will be presented at Christchurch Methodist Church in Charlotte Amalie. Special guest artists will be Eugenia Chapman, Camila Daniels, Danielle S. Greenaway, Drew Bowers, Detra Davis, Malvern V. Gumbs and Portia and Marcus Norkaitis. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students. They can be purchased at the UVI Bookstore, the UVI Humanities Office, Nora's Beauty Pal
ace and from UVI band and choir members. For details, contact Venzen at 693-1192.
STX Intramural Co-ed Volleyball Results
Close competition has continued in the 2007 Fall St. Croix Intramural Co-ed Volleyball League. On Monday night, Conquer Dem defeated The Executioners 25-23, 25-10 and lost the third 13-15. In the evening's second match, Fire Burn beat Danger Zone 25-16, 25-15 and lost the third 7-15. Play continued Wednesday evening as Pain Killaz beat Danger Zone three straight by scores of 26-24, 25-22 and 15-7. In the second match Fire Burn beat The Executioners 25-22, 22-25 and won the third 15-9. Approximately seventy-five spectators have been cheering on their favorite teams every night.
League standings to date: 1. Pain Killaz 6 – 0; 2. Fire Burn 6 – 3; 3. Conquer Dem 3 – 3; 4. The Executioners 2 – 7; 5. Danger Zone 1 – 5
Play continues on next Monday and Wednesday beginning at 9:15 p.m. nightly. The first round of playoffs begins on Thursday, Oct. 25 and will continue through early November. For details, contact St. Croix Intramural Director Bruce Wray at 692-4139.
Breast Cancer is Topic for Oct. 30 Lunch and Learn
The UVI community is invited to a Lunch and Learn session from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 30, at the Health Services Building on the St. Thomas campus. Guest presenter Fern Laborde of the American Cancer Society will discuss breast cancer. For details, contact Health Services Supervisor Ronda Hatchett at 693-1124.
Research and Technology Park to Elect Board Officers on Oct. 31
The University of the Virgin Islands Research and Technology Park Board of Directors will hold its Annual Board Meeting at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 31. The meeting is held specifically for the purposes of electing the officers of the board. The meeting will be held via teleconference. Interested parties may visit the offices of the Research and Technology Park on the St. Croix campus to participate.
Customs and Border Protection Sets Recruiting Visit to St. Croix Campus
A recruiting visit by a representative of the Customs and Border Protection agency of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security is scheduled on UVI's St. Croix campus for 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 31. The session will take place in the Great Hall of the North West Wing. Details are available from this web link www.CBP.gov/careers. For more information, contact St. Croix campus Student Employment Coordinator Trudi Golphin at 692-4180 or send email to tgolphi@uvi.edu.
UVI Jazz Ensemble to Entertain at 'A Taste of Two Islands' on Nov. 8
WTJX Channel 12 public TV invites the general public to enjoy some of the Virgin Island's finest cuisine at St. Thomas' annual premier food experience – A Taste of Two Islands. This year's event will be held from 5:30 to 9 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 8, at Marriott's Frenchman's Reef Resort. Entertainment will be provided by Stanley and the Ten Sleepless Knights and the University of the Virgin Islands Jazz Ensemble. Tickets are $50 and are available at the WTJX offices at Haypiece Hill on St. Thomas, the new Richmond building on St. Croix, and from Friends of WTJX. A free shuttle will be provided for attendees from Havensight Mall to Frenchman's Reef. For details call Yvette deLaubanque at 690-7293, 774-6255 or 773-3337.
St. Thomas Campus Bookstore Offering Post Inventory Sale
The UVI Bookstore on the St. Thomas campus is conducting a 40 to 50 percent off, post-inventory sale on selected items, such as apparel, DVD movies and players, fans, desk lamps and miscellaneous supplies. The sale continues through Friday, Oct. 26.
For more about the University of the Virgin Islands, visit the Web site: www.uvi.edu.

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