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Jan. 16, 2003 – The University of the Virgin Islands Bulletin Board issued today has these announcements:
UVI Security Department Offers New Web Site
A new Web site for the University of the Virgin Islands Security Department has been posted on the University server. Individuals can access the site from the main UVI Web page www.uvi.edu . Links are available from the "Other UVI Sites" and "Latest Links" drop-down menus, as well as from the "Site Index" and various other sections. The department is entrusted with the security concerns of two campuses: more than 40 academic, research, residential and recreational buildings and playing fields and nearly 3,000 students, faculty and staff members.
The new site includes information on security procedures, emergency contacts and university regulations. For more information about campus safety contact the office of the chief of security at 693-1530.

Little Theatre Issues Casting Call for Spring Production of "The Merchant of Venice"
UVI's Speech Communications and Theatre area has issued a casting call for actors wishing to try out for roles in the planned spring Little Theatre production of William Shakespeare's "The Merchant of Venice."
Tryouts are open to the university community and the general public and are scheduled for 7 p.m. Monday, Jan. 27, at the UVI Little Theatre located in the CA Building on the St. Thomas campus.
The classic story of the merchant who is faced with losing a "pound of flesh" has parts for 10 men and eight women, ranging in age from students to adults. Some of the lead characters include Antonio (the Merchant), Shylock, the Duke of Venice, Portia and Jessica.
Director Michael Prenevost said the Little Theatre will present a version of the play that has been "updated to the 1970s." And while it does feature "abridged Shakespearian language," this version includes a definite "disco" feel.
Call-backs are planned for 7 p.m., January 20, also at the Little Theatre. The production will be presented to the public on April 4, 5 and 6, and April 10, 11 and 12. For more information contact Prenevost at 693-1355.
January 18: V.I. Historians to Hold Annual Conference on St. Croix Campus
UVI's Social Sciences Division will co-sponsor the 15th annual conference of the Society of Virgin Islands Historians on Saturday, January 18. The conference is free and open to the public. It will take place from 8:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the cafetorium on the St. Croix campus.
The conference will feature a variety of historians discussing the topic "Negotiating Enslavement: Black Enterprise in the Era of the Danish Slave Trade."
Scheduled speakers include: Poul Olsen and Per Nielsen from Denmark, Arnold Highfield, Myron Jackson, Svend Holsoe and David Knight. For more details on topics see the separate article in the Schools section.
For more information on the conference contact Matt Rodina, president of the Society of Virgin Islands Historians, at 773-4669. Dr. Arnold Highfield, a UVI social sciences professor, is the incoming president of the society.
UVI to Close Monday, January 20, in Observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday
UVI's campuses will be closed in observance of the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday on Monday, Jan. 20. Classes will resume and administrative offices will reopen on Tuesday, January 21.
UVI to Host Martin Luther King Jr. Public Speaking Competition
A Martin Luther King Jr. Public Speaking Competition has been announced for UVI students. Prizes of $100 for first place, $75 for second place and $50 for third place will be presented. The competition is sponsored by the Student Activities Offices on the St. Thomas and St. Croix campus and the University's Speech and Theatre area. Students must obtain entry forms from the student activities offices no later than Friday, Jan. 31.
The competition is scheduled for noon on Thursday, Feb. 20, in the cafeteria on the St. Thomas campus. Transportation will be provided for St. Croix participants.
Designed to encourage analytical thinking and public speaking skills, the competition is limited to students who have paid student activities fees. For more information call the student activities office at 693-1111.
Seminar on Shrimp Farming Offered on St. Croix January 21
A seminar on shrimp farming, including aspects of financing, site selection, marketing and production will be presented at 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 21, in Room 133 of the University of the Virgin Islands Research and Extension Center on the St. Croix campus.
Shrimp aquaculturist Robert Underwood, who is involved with a shrimp farming operation in Belize, will be the featured speaker. UVI professor Dr. James Rakocy said shrimp farming offers definite possibilities in the Virgin Islands, especially with the recent development of "low salinity" production. The seminar is free and open to the public. For more information call 692-4020.
Seminar on Credit Reports Planned January 23 by SBDC on St. Croix
UVI's Small Business Development Center (SBDC) will conduct a seminar on credit reports entitled "The Secret Tales of Credit Ratings" from 5:45 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 23, at the SBDC Training Center, Sunshine Mall lower level, St. Croix. The pre-registration fee is $10. The fee for walk-ins is $20. There is no charge for UVI employees and students. Pre-registration fees must be received by Tuesday, Jan. 21.
For an additional $5, participants can obtain a copy of their individual credit report. Proper identification is required, i.e., driver's license or school ID. For more information and to pre-register, call UVI-SBDC at 692-5270.
Safety Workshop Slated on St. Croix Campus on January 23
A safety workshop covering the use of automated external defibrillators (AEDs) devices used to restart hearts following cardiac arrest – and other emergency response equipment is scheduled for Thursday, Jan. 23, 2003, in the student center on UVI's St. Croix campus. The workshop will run from 3 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Hosted by the UVI Hazardous Materials and Safety Committee, the workshop's featured speaker will be Kevin Coonce, president of North American Medical Corporation. For details of topics covered, see separate article in Source Community/Other section.
Representatives from the police and fire departments, schools, emergency services, businesses and the legislature are invited to attend. For details contact Diana Freas-Lutz at 692-4159 or Raina Dodson at 692-4034 or send e-mail to [email protected].
Cooked Dishes Sought for Afternoon on the Green
UVI's 2003 edition of Afternoon on the Green is scheduled for Sunday, March 9, on the golf course of the St. Thomas campus. As UVI's annual food, family and fun event, Afternoon on the Green will feature food from around the world. This year's theme is "Inaugural Kallaloo." Live entertainment and children's games are also planned.
Contributed dishes will be entered in the food competition, unless otherwise noted. Categories for judging include main dishes/ meats/poultry, seafood, soups, side dishes, breads, native drinks, pastries/ sweets and vegetables/ casseroles.
Volunteer food servers with health cards are needed. To contribute a cooked dish, volunteer as a food server or for more information call the UVI office of institutional advancement at 693-1040.
For more on the University of the Virgin Islands, visit the Web site at www.uvi.edu.

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