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UVI 2004-2005 Administrative Recess to Begin Dec. 24
University of the Virgin Islands administrative offices will be closed from Friday, Dec. 24, 2004, through Friday, Jan. 7, 2005, for an administrative recess. The last day of work for UVI employees this year will be Thursday, Dec. 23, 2004. All offices will re-open on Monday, Jan. 10, 2005.
St. Thomas Campus Mailroom Holiday Schedule Announced
The mailroom on UVI's St. Thomas campus is scheduled to be open on the following dates during the administrative recess:
– Tuesday, Dec. 28, 2004 — 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
– Thursday, Dec. 30, 2004 — 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
– Friday, Jan. 7, 2005 — 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Spring Semester Classes to Begin Jan. 13; Orientation Schedules Are Online
Spring Semester classes will begin on Thursday, Jan. 13. Student orientation schedules for UVI's 2005 Spring Semester on both the St. Thomas and St. Croix campuses are available on the UVI web site. The orientation information is available from a link on the UVI home page – www.uvi.edu.
December Issue of dateline: UVI Available on the UVI Web Site
The December 2004 issue of the monthly newsletter dateline: UVI is now available on the UVI web site. It features stories and photos from recent activities such as UVI Paradise Jam 2004 and the St. Thomas-St. John Ag Fair. Also included are coverage of UVI holiday parties and a schedule for the Sunsational Basketball Tournament underway at the UVI Sports and Fitness Center. A link to dateline: UVI is available on the UVI home page – www.uvi.edu.
UVI Hosting Sunsational Basketball Action
UVI's men's and women's basketball teams are hosting NCAA Division II and III teams from throughout the U.S. in the annual Sunsational Basketball Tournament at the UVI Sports and Fitness Center on the St. Thomas campus. Play is scheduled from Dec. 29, 2004 through Jan. 2, 2005. Admission to all games is free for UVI students with student IDs and just $2 for the general public.
Holiday/Sunsational Games Schedule:
— Wednesday, Dec. 29, 2004
UVI vs. Scranton — 4 p.m. W
Messiah vs. Randolph-Macon — 6 p.m. W
UVI vs. Mary Washington — 8 p.m. (M) Men
— Thursday, Dec. 30
Salem State vs. Mary Washington — 5 p.m. M
Scranton vs. Salem State — 7 p.m. W
UVI vs. Randolph-Macon — 9 p.m. W
— Friday – Dec. 31
Messiah vs. UVI — 5 p.m. W
— Sunday, Jan. 2, 2005
UVI vs. Salem State — 6 p.m. W
UVI vs. Salem State — 8 p.m. M
UVI Authors' Fair and Book Signing Set Jan. 12 on St. Croix
Faculty of the University of the Virgin Islands will read from their recently published books at a UVI Authors' Fair and Book Signing on the St. Croix campus from 6 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 12, 2005. The event will be held in the campus Cafetorium. Books will be autographed by the authors and available for sale. The public is invited to attend this event free of charge. A full news release is available on the UVI web site – www.uvi.edu.
Motivational Speaker Dr. Dennis Watson Scheduled Jan. 12 at UVI on St. Croix
The Virgin Islands public is invited to a free presentation by renowned motivational speaker Dr. Dennis Rahiim Watson at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 12, in the Cafetorium of UVI's St. Croix campus. The presentation, part of the Spring Semester student orientation program, is titled "100 Challenges Facing Students of Color in the 21st Century."
A UVI spokesperson said Dr. Watson's message is particularly appropriate for college and high school age students and their parents. Dr. Watson, who previously visited both UVI campuses in 1998, is executive director of the National Black Youth Leadership Council. His presentations have been described as a cross between Jesse Jackson and Bill Cosby. Dr. Watson's appearance is sponsored by UVI's Office of Associate Chancellor, the Student Activities Office and the UVI Small Business Development Center. For details call 692-4188.
UVI to Offer New Course on 'Drugs, Behavior and Society'
The University of the Virgin Islands will offer a new psychology course "Drugs, Behavior and Society," PSY 350, during the 2005 Spring semester. The class will be offered by videoconference on both the St. Thomas and St. Croix campuses from 11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
The three-credit course will explore the use and misuse of legal and illegal drugs historically and in contemporary society, with particular emphasis on the Caribbean. Topics will include the psychopharmacological activity and long-term effects of drug use. Successful techniques of prevention and treatment of addiction will be studied. The prerequisite is General Psychology, PSY 120, or permission from the instructor.
The 2005 Spring semester begins on January 13 and ends May 5. Registration for new students will be held on Jan. 10-12 2005. Late registration is scheduled from Jan. 12-13. For more information on PSY 350, contact the instructor, Dr. Paul Abney, at 692-4142 or send email at [email protected]

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