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Applications Being Accepted for National Student Exchange Program
UVI's Counseling and Placement Center is still accepting applications for the National Student Exchange Program (NSE). The program includes more than 200 schools in the mainland United States, along with Hawaii, Guam, Alaska, Canada and Puerto Rico. It offers an opportunity to explore a different culture, enroll in courses not presently offered at UVI, explore graduate schools, and make new friends. Applications are available at the UVI Counseling and Placement Center. For details, contact Counseling Supervisor/NSE Coordinator Andrea Hamm at 693-1136 or ahamm@uvi.edu.
Workshop on National Student Exchange Program Set Nov. 29 on St. Croix Campus
An information workshop highlighting the National Student Exchange (NSE) program is scheduled on UVI's St. Croix campus for noon to 1 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 29. The workshop will be held in the Counseling and Placement Office in rooms 720 and 721 of the Evans Center. Junior students with GPAs of 3.0 or higher are eligible for the NSE program. Sophomore students interested in the program are also encouraged to attend the workshop. Individuals who have participated in the NSE program will be on hand to share their experiences. For details, contact Counseling and Placement Supervisor Doris Farrington-Hepburn at 692-4187.
Paradise Jam 2007 Opens Nov. 16 at UVI's Sports and Fitness Center
The eighth annual U.S. Virgin Islands Paradise Jam basketball tournament opens Friday, Nov. 16, with play in the men's division at UVI's Sports and Fitness Center on the St. Thomas campus.
Eight NCAA Division I men's basketball teams will be in action, with the championship games slated for Monday, Nov. 19. Games in the women's section of the tournament begin on Nov. 22, with championship round action set for Nov. 25. Ten highly ranked, NCAA Division I women's teams will participate.
Tickets – $10 for V.I. residents and $5 for students, including UVI students (all with ID) – are available from Modern Music in Havensight and at the UVI Bookstore. Tournament details, including lists of the visiting teams, tourney brackets and event history, are available from a link on the UVI home page – www.uvi.edu or at this direct Paradise Jam web link.
St. Thomas/St. John Ag Fair Scheduled Nov. 17-18
The St. Thomas/St. John Agriculture and Food Fair is set for Saturday, Nov. 17, and Sunday, Nov. 18, on the grounds of UVI's Reichhold Center for the Arts. The Fair will open at 10 a.m. and close at 6 p.m. both days. Gov. John P. deJongh, Jr., UVI President LaVerne E. Ragster, and UVI's Cooperative Extension Service (CES) State Director Kwame Garcia, Sr., have been invited to the opening ceremony, which will begin at 2 p.m. on Saturday. This year's theme is "Make Agriculture Our Haven for 2007."
Admission is $2 for adults and $1 for children under 12. For more information, contact the UVI Cooperative Extension Service at 693-1080 or the St. Thomas/St. John Agriculture Fair Committee at 774-5186.
Student Music Recital Set Nov. 18 on UVI's St. Thomas Campus
A recital by UVI students enrolled in the Music Program on the St. Thomas campus is scheduled for 4 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 18. The program will include voice and instrumental performances. The public is invited to this free event in the UVI Music Building. For details, call 693-1191.
UVI to Close Nov. 22-25 for Thanksgiving/Fortsberg Break
The University of the Virgin Islands will be closed from Nov. 22 through 25 in observance of the Thanksgiving Day and Fortsberg Day, holidays. Classes will resume and University administrative offices will open on their regular schedules on Monday, Nov. 26.
Students Offer Music Recital on Nov. 25
UVI music students Danielle Greenaway and Eugenia Chapman will present a student music recital at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 25, at the Nisky Moravian Church. Admission is free and the public is invited.
UVI Music Program Christmas Concert Scheduled Dec. 1 at the Reichhold Center
The University of the Virgin Islands Humanities and Social Sciences Division will present the Music Program's Annual Christmas Concert at 8 p.m. on Saturday, Dec.1, at the Reichhold Center for the Arts. The UVI Concert Band and the UVI Concert Choir will perform under the direction of Prof. Austin A. Venzen. The Jazz Ensemble will be directed by Prof. Martin J. Lamkin and Shenelle Warner will direct the Steel Pan Ensemble.
Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for students. They may be purchased at the Reichhold Center Box Office, Dockside Bookstore in the Havensight Mall, the UVI Bookstore and the Humanities Division office. For details, call 693-1191.
Nominations Open for Who's Who Among American Colleges & Universities
Nominees for inclusion in the Who's Who Among Students at American Colleges and Universities publication are being accepted by UVI's Counseling and Placement Center. This prestigious designation is bestowed upon senior students who have achieved a GPA of 3.2 or higher and have demonstrated campus involvement and/or leadership skills. In addition to receiving local and national recognition, Who's Who nominees are automatically eligible for the Who's Who Among Students scholarships. Nomination applications are available at UVI Counseling and Placement Center. Nomination applications and supporting documents must be received by Monday, Nov. 26. Interested individuals should contact St. Thomas campus Counseling Supervisor/Who's Who Coordinator Andrea Hamm at 693-1136 or ahamm@uvi.edu.
For more about the University of the Virgin Islands, visit the Web site: www.uvi.edu.

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