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March 4, 2002 – The University of the Virgin Islands has announced these upcoming events:
St. Croix Health Fair, Blood Drive planned
The University of the Virgin Islands Health Services Department, St. Croix campus, will sponsor the annual UVI Health Fair and Blood Drive on Tuesday from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Greathouse. In addition to accepting blood donations, activities will include glucose, blood pressure, HIV, cholesterol, glaucoma and vision screening. Pearle Vision and members of the St. Croix Lions Club will assist with glaucoma and vision screening. Instruction in the proper techniques for performing self-breast and self-testicular exams will be offered.
Also offered will be a session on "West Indian Eating" from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., and, at the same time, a peer counselors and health educators' group discussion on HIV/AIDS and relationships. For details contact Tita Encarnacion Thompson at 692-4214, or Francella Tonge at 693-4180.
Foreign Language Honor Society to offer French, Spanish cuisine
UVI's Mu Pi Chapter of Alpha Mu Gamma, the national collegiate foreign language honor society, and the Humanities Division will celebrate National Foreign Language Week with a public sampling of French and Spanish cuisine on Wednesday from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Sports and Fitness Center, second floor, left concourse. Presentations of French and Spanish dance and songs will begin at noon. Tickets are $3 and can be purchased at the Humanities Division or at the door.
Business Tax Preparation Seminar Set
UVI's Small Business Development Center, in collaboration with the V.I. Internal Revenue Bureau, will offer a free seminar titled "Filing Your Business Taxes for 2001," on Thursday from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the center's Training Facility at Nisky Center. For details or pre-registration, call the center at 776-3206.
For more on the University of the Virgin Islands, visit the website at www.uvi.edu.


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