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Nov. 12, 2002 — The University of the Virgin Islands Bulletin Board issued today includes:
Faculty, Students to Promote NASA Awareness Days on 'Face to Face'
A contingent of UVI faculty and students will be the guests of broadcast host Addie Ottley at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 13, on the WTJX Public Television program "Face to Face." They will describe upcoming NASA Awareness Days activities that will take place on UVI's St. Thomas and St. Croix campuses. (See next item.)
NASA Awareness Days Set November 17 to 20 at UVI
UVI will celebrate its partnership with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration with NASA Awareness Days from Nov. 17 to 20 on the St. Thomas and St. Croix campuses. There will be three days of exhibits, panel discussions, workshops and presentations by NASA astronauts and scientists. Featured will be exhibits from NASA's Ames Research Center, the Kennedy Space Flight Center, the Glenn Research Center, the Goddard Space Flight Center, and the Langley Research Center. UVI student research posters and science fair projects will also be on display. A number of workshops are being offered and UVI faculty and staff are encouraged to participate. For more information, or to register to participate on St. Thomas, call Dr. Hernandez-Badia at 693-1383. For information about the events on the St. Croix campus call Kichma Nieves at 692-4150. Details are also included in the official UVI press release available on the UVI home page (see web address below).
UVI Little Theatre to Present 'The Dancing Mice'
Tickets are on sale now for the UVI Little Theatre's fall presentation of "The Dancing Mice," a play by Pulitzer Prize winning author John Patrick. The play will run for two weekends, Nov. 15-17 and 22-24. Show time is 8 p.m.
Tickets are $5 for students and $10 for adults. Tickets are available at the Humanities Building and UVI Bookstore on the St. Thomas campus, and at Nisky Pharmacy and Dockside Bookstore. The UVI Little Theatre is located on the second floor of the CA building on the St. Thomas campus. For details call Dr. Rosary Harper at 693-1354.
UVI Offers Calypsocise Classes Beginning November 12
UVI's Education Division will offer a series of exercises classes dubbed "Calypsocise" beginning Tuesday, Nov. 12, at the Sports and Fitness Center on the St. Thomas campus. Classes will run from 5:50 p.m. to 6:50 p.m. on four days per week – Mondays through Thursdays – through the end of the fall semester. Classes will be taught by Fitness Professor Elridge Blake.
Funds generated from class fees will benefit the American Red Cross and the Humane Society of St. Thomas. Classes cost $1 per session for members of the Red Cross or Humane Society. For non-members, class fees are $5 per session (or $15 for the four-session week). For details call
693-1198. Individuals are advised to check with their doctors before beginning physical activities.
UVI Continues Volleyball Clinics for Elementary School Children
UVI's Education Division has planned two additional volleyball clinics in the series being offered for V.I. elementary school children. Sessions are planned for 3 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 18, and Wednesday, Nov. 20, at the Sports and Fitness Center on the St. Thomas campus. Overhead passing will be the focus of the first clinic; spiking will be taken up during the second clinic. Teaching will run from 3:10 to 4:10 p.m. each day. The free clinics will be taught by UVI Professor Elridge Blake, a volleyball coach with 33 years of experience, including 25 years as coach for the UVI Buccaneers teams. For details call 693-1198.
Reminder: English Proficiency Exam Set Nov. 14
English Proficiency Examinations are scheduled on UVI's St. Thomas and St. Croix campuses for 8:30 a.m. Nov.14, 2002. This is a reminder for individuals who signed up before the deadline. No walk-ins will be allowed.
On the St. Thomas campus the exam will be conducted in the Sports and Fitness Center room 220. For details call Lornetta Prince at 693-1152. On the St. Croix campus the exam will be administered at the Evans Center rooms 303 and 308. For details contact Francisca Barry at 692-4103.
Information and Knowledge Sharing Conference Set Nov. 18-20
UVI and the International Association of Science and Technology (IASTED) will host a conference on Information and Knowledge Sharing (IKS 2002) on St. Thomas from Nov. 18 through 20, at the Marriott's Frenchman's Reef Resort. UVI Associate Professor of Computer Science Dr. Marc Boumedine is serving as the conference chair.
Dr. Boumedine will present the conference's opening remarks on Monday, Nov. 18. Later that day Dr. Borko Furht of Florida Atlantic University will present the keynote address: "Internet Glory, Collapse and Beyond…" Details are available from a "Latest Links" section of the UVI home page or www.iasted.org/conferences/2002/vi/iks.htm.
A preview of the keynote lecture can be accessed at: www.iasted.org/conferences/2002/vi/361-keynote.htm.
St. Thomas-St. John Agriculture and Food Fair Set Nov. 23-24
The 21st annual St. Thomas-St. John Agriculture and Food Fair is scheduled for Nov. 23 and 24 on the grounds of UVI's Reichhold Center for the Arts. The fair will run from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days, with official opening ceremonies planned for 2 p.m. on Saturday. The theme for the 2002 fair is "Support Agriculture: Eat What You Grow."
The fair will include the sale of a variety of fruits and vegetables, plants, fruit trees and seedlings in addition to crafts and food. Educational displays and workshops will be offered. A petting zoo and pony rides will be offered for youngsters. Entertainment will be offered throughout, with gospel groups featured on Sunday morning. For details call 774-5182 or 693-1080.
For more on the University of the Virgin Islands, visit the website at www.uvi.edu.
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