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The UVI Bulletin Board for Oct. 24 includes the following:
'Crisis In Paradise' Forum to Highlight UVI's Red Ribbon Week Activities
A public forum, "Crisis In Paradise: Drugs, Crime and V.I. Youth," is scheduled from 12:30 to 1:45 p.m. on Oct. 31 as a major part of the UVI observance of National Red Ribbon Week. The forum will be presented as a videoconferenced event between the St. Thomas and St. Croix campuses.
Forum panelists include Dr. Olaf Hendricks, a psychiatrist; Sgt. Elvin Fahie of the V.I. Police Department's Internal Affairs Bureau; and parent Patricia Lewis. Miss UVI Nyasha Mutunhu will serve as moderator.
The forum can be attended in Chase Auditorium (Business Education – Room 110) on St. Thomas and in the Theatre (Evans Center room 401) on St. Croix.
For more information, please contact the Associate Chancellor’s Office on St. Thomas at 693-1120 or the Health Center Services Office on St. Croix at 692-4214.
The UVI community is observing National Red Ribbon Week through Oct. 26 with a variety of educational events and activities on both campuses. "Working Together for a Drug Free Community" is the week's theme.
Golden Key, SGA to Host Senatorial Forum on St. Croix
The St. Croix Chapter of the Golden Key International Honor Society and the Student Government Association are hosting a forum for gubernatorial candidates on Oct. 30. It is free and open to the public. It begins at 7:30 p.m. in the UVI Student Center on the St. Croix campus. For more information, call 692-4188.
SBDC Offers Business Fundamentals Seminar on St. Croix
UVI's Small Business Development Center (SBDC) invites entrepreneurs, perspective entrepreneurs and UVI business students to two business fundamentals seminars on St. Croix.
The first, Small Business Fundamentals: Developing a Business Plan Part 1 (Narrative), is scheduled for Oct. 29. The second, Small Business Fundamentals: Developing a Business Plan Part 2 (Financial Analysis), will be held Oct. 30. Both sessions will be held from 5:45 to 8 p.m. at the UVI-SBDC Training Center, Sunshine Mall (Lower Level). These sessions will be "hands-on." Participants should be prepared to discuss their business ideas.
Cost for the seminars is as follows: Both Sessions: Pre-registration – $15; at the door – $25. Single Session: Pre-registration – $10; at the door – $20. Sessions are free to UVI faculty, staff and students. Visit the SBDC Training Center at Sunshine Mall to pre-register. For details, call 692-5270.
SBDC Offers 'Landlord-Tenant' Seminars on St. Thomas, St. John
UVI's Small Business Development Center (SBDC) will conduct seminars in landlord-tenant relations, Landlord-Tenant Horror Stories and How to Avoid Them, Oct. 29 on St. Thomas and St. John. Attorney and real estate broker Dr. Patricia Cummins will be the presenter.
The St. Thomas session is scheduled from 10 a.m. to noon at the SBDC Training Facility at Nisky Center. Registration is from 9:30 to 10 a.m. On St. John the seminar is scheduled for 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Legislature Conference Room in Cruz Bay. Registration is from 6 to 6:30 p.m.
Seminar admission is $20. Those pre-registering by 3 p.m. Oct. 28 receive a $5 discount. UVI students, faculty and staff are admitted free. Pre-registration, however, is required. For details, call 776-3206.
UVI Telecommunications Workshops Scheduled on St. Croix, St. Thomas
The UVI Telecommunications Department has scheduled telecommunications workshops for faculty and staff on both campuses. The fall 2002 telephone workshops are scheduled for the St. Croix campus on Oct. 30 and 31 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Evans Center Room 308. Call Nereida Washington at 692-4183 to sign up.
The workshops will be held on St. Thomas on Nov. 7 from 1 to 3 p.m. in the Teacher Education Building, Room 101. Call Wanda Evans at 693-4357 to sign up.
SGA to Host Gubernatorial Forum on St. Thomas Campus
The Student Government Association (SGA) on the St. Thomas campus will host a forum with the candidates for Virgin Islands governor from noon to 2 p.m. on Oct. 29 in the cafeteria. For more information, call 693-1111. Free and open to the general public.
Virgin Gorda Excursion Planned for Veterans Day
The UVI community is invited to explore Virgin Gorda on Veterans Day, Nov. 11. The Student Activities Office of the St. Thomas campus is organizing the day-long excursion. It will include an island tour, swimming at the Baths and passage on the air-conditioned M/V Peacemaker ferry. The cost is $55 faculty and staff, $40 for students, and $60 for guests of faculty, staff or students. Included are transportation from the St. Thomas campus, boat transportation, ground transportation on Virgin Gorda, lunch and entertainment. Call 693-1111 for more information. Boat capacity is 150, so seats are limited.
The boat will depart for the Tortola wharf from the Charlotte Amalie Waterfront at 8:30 a.m. and will return at 5 p.m. Campus transport will leave from Student Affairs Office at 7:30 a.m. and will return after 5 p.m. Passports are best form of identification to carry. U.S. citizens can travel on birth certificate and UVI picture ID.
The British Virgin Islands has a policy of not admitting Rastafarians or persons wearing dreadlocks who are non-BVIslanders. However, the Student Activities Office has made arrangements to have persons wearing locks to participate in this trip by presenting their names and passport numbers to the BVI authorities in advance. Direct questions to the Student Activities Office at 693-1111.

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