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Volunteers Sought for Turtle Count at Brewer's Bay on Oct. 4
Volunteers are being sought for another turtle tagging effort at Brewer's Bay scheduled to begin at 9 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 4. In previous tagging efforts, volunteers captured, screened, photographed and released 25 green sea turtles and 11 hawksbill turtles. "This is an excellent start and has already given us a better understanding of how the turtles use the Brewers Bay," said UVI's Dr. Paul Jobsis who is coordinating the effort. Volunteers will gather at the MacLean Marine Science Center. They should bring lunch, if they plan to stay for morning and afternoon sessions, water and snorkel gear. For more information, contact Dr. Jobsis at 693-1235 or send email to pjobsis@uvi.edu.
Coastweeks Beach Cleanups Continue in the Virgin Islands
Virgin Islands Coastweeks cleanup activities are continuing through Oct. 11. Volunteers at beaches on St. Thomas, St. Croix and St. John will join thousands of people from more than 80 countries worldwide in the planet's largest volunteer cleanup on behalf of the marine environment.
A news release is available on the UVI web site — www.uvi.edu.
Mangrove Lagoon Cleanup Set Oct. 5
Volunteers are sought for a major Coastweeks cleanup at Cas Cay and the Mangrove Lagoon on St. Thomas East End. The effort, scheduled from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 5, is sponsored by the Virgin Islands Mangrove Research and Conservation Coalition (VIMRCC), a group supported by a grant received by the University of the Virgin Islands. Volunteers will meet at V.I. Ecotours. They should bring water and wear clothing they don't mind getting muddy. For details, contact VIMRCC Coordinator Sophia McKenzie at 817-300-0828 or sophia.mckenzie@yahoo.com.
Festival Planning Fundraiser; Set Oct. 10 on St. Croix Campus
UVI's St. Croix campus Festival Planning Committee will host a fundraiser with the theme "Just Like Old Times" at 9 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 10, in the Greathall. The University community is invited to come out and enjoy an evening of dancing old-time — 25 years old or more — favorites such as the hustle, hammer dance, moonwalk, hand jive, mash potato, funny chicken and twist. For tickets and details contact Irene Ramos at 692-4000 or Hedda Finch-Simpson at 692-4228.
September Issue of UVI VOICE Student Newspaper Published
The Sept. 2008 issue of UVI VOICE, the UVI student newspaper has been published. Printed copies are available on both campuses and an online version is available at this web address: www.uvivoice.com. The eight-page paper includes, among other things, stories on the opening of the fall semester, the scheduling of a new Student Government Association election on St. Croix and a preview of the UVI Bucs volleyball season. Also included are an editorial page, photos from fall semester welcome parties and a poll on what topics students want their Student Government Association to focus on in 2008.
September Issue of Dateline: UVI Newsletter Now Available Online
The September 2008 issue of the monthly newsletter Dateline: UVI has been distributed to the St. Thomas and St. Croix campuses and is now available online from the UVI home page – www.uvi.edu. The newsletter features a look at the launch of UVI Services Charters, a photo from the recent Alumni Phon-A-Thon, and a preview of the Reichhold Center's 2008-2009 season.
Fall CLEP Test Schedules Posted for St. Thomas, St. Croix Campuses
A series of College Level Exam Program (CLEP) tests has been scheduled for UVI students on the St. Thomas and St. Croix campuses. CLEP tests make it possible for students to earn college credits by demonstrating their knowledge in a wide range of subject areas. Complete schedules for Fall Semester CLEP tests on St. Thomas and St. Croix, a list of subject areas covered, and cost and payment details are available from the "Academics" page of the UVI web site – http://www.uvi.edu.
The next CLEP test session on St. Thomas is set for Oct. 15. For details call 693-1168.
The next CLEP test session on St. Croix is set for Oct. 16. For details call 692-4103.
UVI Bookstores Closed for Inventory; Reopening Scheduled for Sept. 30
UVI Bookstores on St. Thomas and St. Croix are closed for inventory through Sept. 30. Both are scheduled to reopen for business on Wednesday, Oct. 1.
Hispanic Student Open House Set for Oct. 2 on St. Croix; Translators Sought
UVI's offices of the Campus Executive Administrator and of Access & Enrollment Services invite the Virgin Islands public to participate in a Hispanic Student Outreach Open House scheduled from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 2, in the Great Hall on UVI's St. Croix campus. The objective is to share with the Hispanic community the services and programs available at the University. Each academic division, as well as various support service offices, will present information.
Volunteers to help with translation, when required, are sought. Individuals interested in participating should call Irene Ramos at 692-4236 or 692-4000.
'Power of One' Student Fair to Stress Voting, Volunteering and Organizations
The Student Activities Office on UVI's St. Thomas campus will host a student fair entitled "The Power of One: You Can Make the Difference" from noon to 2 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 2, in the Sports and Fitness Center.
The fair will include voter registration, a voting machine demonstration, a 2008 "Candidates Corner" presentation sponsored by Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, a volunteer organization fair, and sign-up tables for UVI clubs and organizations.
For details, contact Graduate Assistant Toriefa Alexander at 693-1111.
For more about the University of the Virgin Islands, visit the Web site: www.uvi.edu.

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