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March 24, 2003 – The University of the Virgin Islands Bulletin Board issued today has these announcements:
UVI Volleyball Matches Slated for March 24-26
UVI's men's volleyball team will warm up for its upcoming fall season by hosting the team from Ramapo College, an NCAA Division III school located in New Jersey, in a series matches scheduled from today through March 26 at the UVI Sports and Fitness Center. In addition, the Ramapo squad will play the St. Thomas All-Stars, a men's team with players from the St. Thomas and St. John Volleyball Association squads. A women's exhibition match is also scheduled.
Admission is $1.
The schedule:
March 24th – Ramapo College vs. UVI Bucs (male) – 8 p.m.
March 25th – Full Force vs. Island Mix (female exhibition game) – 7:30 p.m.
– Ramapo College vs. St. Thomas All-stars (male)
March 26th – Ramapo College vs. UVI Bucs (male) – 8 p.m.
Free Microsoft Excel Workshop Offered on St. Croix
UVI's Small Business Development Center will conduct a free Microsoft Excel workshop from 5:45 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, March 25, at the UVI Small Business Development Center Training Center, Sunshine Mall Lower Level, St. Croix. For more information and to pre-register call the UVI-SBDC at 692-5270.
Committee Plans Pre-Carnival Food Sale March 28
UVI's Community Engagement Committee is making preparations to enter a float in the 2003 V.I. Carnival Parade and will begin its fund-raising campaign with a food sale from noon to 2 p.m. on Friday, March 28, in the western parking lot of the Sports and Fitness Center on the St. Thomas campus. Chicken, fish or tofu with side dishes like peas and rice, baked macaroni and cheese, potato salad, mixed vegetables and tossed salad will be on sale. Drinks and desserts will also be available.
The theme of this year's Carnival entry is "Driving the Economy Through Knowledge." Food sale tickets go on sale on Monday, March 24, and are available from committee members. Dishes with tofu or chicken will sell for $6. Dishes with fish are $7.
Workshop Aims to Document and Honor St. Croix's "Living Treasures"
UVI's Social Sciences Division is sponsoring a workshop on "Documenting Living Treasures" from March 26 through March 29 at the V.I. Education Department's Curriculum Center at Kingshill on St. Croix. The workshop's focus will be to train interested individuals in the methods of preserving the words and music of the island's living musical tradition bearers.
The workshop will conclude with a public session honoring St. Croix musicians titled "Summit of Tradition Bearers." Included will be a free, public performance by Crucian tradition bearers at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, March 29, at the cafetorium on UVI's St. Croix campus. For more information or to register for participation, contact UVI Professor Martin Lamkin at 693-1194 or e-mail him.
UVI's CES Offers Safe and Healthy Drinking Water Workshops
UVI's Cooperative Extension Service (CES) invites the public to participate in "Safe and Healthy Drinking Water" workshops planned on St. John, St. Thomas and St. Croix.
The workshops will cover types of drinking water contaminants and concentration standards, how to maintain cistern water quality, when and how to test drinking water, understanding water test reports, methods of water treatment, how to choose a water filter, and evaluating pollution potential.
Workshops will be held on the following schedule:
— St. John – March 25, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., UVI Cooperative Extension Service office, upstairs from Fashion Palace, Cruz Bay.
— St. Thomas – March 26, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., UVI Sports and Fitness Center Training Room, 1st Floor.
— St. Croix – March 27, 7 to 9 p.m., Room 133, UVI Research and Extension Building
Free home water test kits will be given to the first 100 pre-registered attendees. To pre-register for one of the workshops, contact Julie Wright at 693-1082 or Dale Morton at 693-1086.
WNET to Honor Business Women at March Roundtable Meetings
WNET (the Women¹s Network for Entrepreneurial Training) will hold roundtable meetings at noon on St. Thomas on March 25, and on St. Croix at noon Friday, March 28.
The St. Thomas session will be held at UVI-Small Business Development Center training facility at Nisky Center. The St. Croix WNET Roundtable takes place at UVIs SBDC facility at Sunshine Mall. The keynote speakers and entrepreneurs of the month are Corinne Van Rensselaer of The Color of Joy on St. Thomas and Cheri Rosa of Cheris Imagination Station Design Group on St. Croix.
The meetings are open to anyone interested in learning more about WNET's networking efforts. WNET is a national program sponsored by the U.S. Small Business Administration. It is co-sponsored locally by the UVI Small Business Development Center and New Image Foundation Corporation.
Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door. For reservations: call 777-8883, fax 777-5486.
Koresh Dance Company Show Next at Reichhold; Master Class Offered
A performance by the renowned Koresh Dance Company of Philadelphia is set for 8 p.m. March 29 at UVI's Reichhold Center for the Arts. The company's style is described as "eloquent and explosive, employing an emotional blend of ballet, modern and jazz stylings." The Reichhold show will feature ten dancers performing a full-length piece entitled "Past, Present, and Future." Folk, ballroom, modern, classical and futuristic dance styles will be included.
The performance is partially supported by a grant from the Pennsylvania
Performing Arts on Tour, the V.I. Council on the Arts and WSTA radio. The Reichhold Center and Seaborne Airlines are offering a travel package discounts for individuals coming to the show from Puerto Rico and St. Croix. For tickets and group package details call the Reichhold Center Box Office at 693-1559.
Koresh Offers Master Class: A master class for dance enthusiasts, conducted by Koresh Company director Ronen Koresh and members of the cast, is scheduled for Friday, March 28, at 5 p.m. at the Reichhold Center. To register for the master class, contact the Reichhold Center Box Office at 693-1559.
St. Croix SGA Spring Ball Set March 29 at Hotel on the Cay
The UVI Student Government Association on the St. Croix campus will hold its annual Spring Ball at 7 p.m. Saturday, March 29, at Hotel on the Cay. The ball is organized by the SGA's Social and Cultural Committee. For more information contact Clint Ferris at 692-4188.
Little Theatre Preparing 'The Merchant of Venice' as Spring Production
UVI's speech communications and theatre department will present William Shakespeare's "The Merchant of Venice" as its spring production for two weekends, April 4, 5 and 6, and April 11, 12 and 13. Director Michael Prenevost says the story of Shakespeare's Merchant involves a rich leading lady with many suitors, a moneylender, a merchant and a couple on the run. There is "romance, comedy, prejudice and greed," Prenevost said. "Just like [the TV show] Survivor."
Prenevost promises the play that has been "updated to the 1970s and that the classic story of the merchant faced with losing a pound of flesh will feature "abridged Shakespearian language" and a definite "disco" feel. For details contact Prenevost at 693-1355.
SBDC Plans Business Taxes Seminar on St. Thomas
UVI's Small Business Development Center will offer its small business seminar on Filing Your Business Taxes for 2002 on St. Thomas from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 27, at the UVI-Small Business Development Center training facility at Nisky Center. The presenters, from the V.I. Bureau of Internal Revenue, will be Roy L. Moorehead, chief of audit, and A. Alonzo Brady, senior revenue agent.
Topics to be covered
include: tax changes for 2002; how to compute taxes; local and federal taxes; filing business taxes accurately; and how returns are selected for audit. Admission is free. Pre-register by Tuesday, March 25, by visiting the SBDC office in Nisky Center or call 776-3206.
For more on the University of the Virgin Islands, visit the website at www.uvi.edu.

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