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April 9, 2002 – UVI's Bulletin Board for this date provides information on these events:
Lectures to Mark 25th Anniversary of MPA Program
The Social Sciences Division is sponsoring two lectures celebrating the 25th anniversary of UVI's Masters of Public Administration program (MPA). "Public Administration, The Caribbean and Globalization" will be the topic of lectures this Thursday and Friday by Dr. Harold Lutchman, former professor and coordinator of UVI's MPA program.
Dr. Lutchman, who is also a former president of the University of Guyana, will speak at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 11, in Room CA302 on the St. Thomas campus. His St. Croix presentation is scheduled for 11 a.m. Friday, April 12, in Room 401 of the Evans Center. Dr. Lutchman's lectures are being offered in conjunction with the 40th anniversary of the University of the Virgin Islands.
The public and especially Dr. Lutchman’s former students, colleagues, and friends are invited to attend the lectures. This will provide individuals the opportunity to meet Dr. Lutchman, learn about his recent activities, and learn more about public administration.
Annual Career Exploration Day Fair
A career exploration day for students and other interested persons is scheduled for Wednesday, April 10, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., in the Melvin Evans Center on the St. Croix Campus. Representatives from some 18 Virgin Islands businesses will be on hand to speak with prospective employees about internships, volunteer positions and full- and part-time jobs.
Presentations are planned by management consultant Nila Sinha of CareerWay.com, a web-based career development company. The first session, designed for UVI faculty and staff as well as community educators and counselors, will be held at 12:30 p.m. in Computer Lab Room 133. The second session, designed for UVI students, is scheduled at 4 p.m. in Computer Lab Room 133.
April 9th is now the deadline for reserving space in one of Ms. Sinha's presentations. To reserve, or for career day information, contact Miriam Osborne-Elliott at 692-4187. The first 25 registrants will receive a free gift.
Tickets On Sale for "Knock 'Em Dead"
Tickets are on sale now for the UVI Theatre's production of "Knock 'Em Dead," which will run from Friday, April 12, through Monday, April 15, 2002, at the St. Thomas campus' Little Theatre. Tickets are $10 for general admission and $5 for students, and are available on the St. Thomas Campus at the Bookstore and the Humanities Building, and in Charlotte Amalie at Dockside Bookstore and Nisky Pharmacy.
"Knock 'Em Dead" was written by Tom Oldendick and Will Roberson. Dennis Parker is the director, with Michael Prenevost serving as technical director and Rosary Harper in charge of costuming and house management. The play features a cast of eight drawn from the faculty, student body and the community.
Bucs Return to Court for ODI Playoffs
UVI's men's and women's basketball Bucs return to the court this week in Puerto Rico, competing in the first round of playoffs in the ODI league. The men face action Wednesday, April 10, and the women play Thursday, April 11.
Student Government Association to Present "AFRIBBEAN"
The African Heritage Committee of UVI's Student Government Association will present "AFRIBBEAN: An Evening of Culture and Entertainment" at 8 p.m. Friday, April 12, in the cafeteria on the St. Thomas Campus. The event will showcase local talent such as the Star Lion Family and reggae singer Dezarie from St. Croix. In addition, there will be singing, dancing, poetry and a guest speaker.
Tickets are $3 for students (with any student I.D.) and $5 for general admission. Ticket outlets are the UVI Bookstore, UVI Student Activities Office, both Modern Music locations and Native Pride in Tutu Park Mall.
Artists' Works Sought for Display in Reichhold Gallery
The Reichhold Center for the Arts on the St. Thomas Campus has extended an invitation to all local artists to display their works in the lower gallery of the Center. Each month a local artist is showcased and featured in the Reichhold playbill. Interested artists should call the Reichhold Center at 693-1550 for details.
The gallery is open to the public Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., as well as before and after performances and during intermissions. Mo'bay style paintings by Jamaican artist George Stevan are currently on display in the gallery.
For more on the University of the Virgin Islands, visit the website at www.uvi.edu.
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