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UVI Celebrating Its 43rd Anniversary, Charter Day Ceremony Set on March 16
The University of the Virgin Islands is celebrating its 43rd anniversary, with a series of activities culminating in the official Charter Day Celebration from 9 to 11 a.m. on Wednesday, March 16. The event will take place — via videoconference — in the following locations: Chase Auditorium, room B110, and T-101 on the St. Thomas campus, and in Evans Center rooms 401 and 302a on the St. Croix campus.
Charter Week Highlights
March 11 — UVI Queen Mary Walk/Run
March 11-13 — Caribbean Intercollegiate Debates
March 14 — A.O. Heath Distinguished Speaker's Forum
A full news release is available on the UVI Web site – www.uvi.edu.
UVI Trustees to Meet March 12 on St. Thomas
The Board of Trustees of the University of the Virgin Islands will meet at 9 a.m. on March 12 on UVI's St. Thomas campus. The session is scheduled for the Sports and Fitness Center.
Writing Marathon Offers a Day of Writing in Nature on March 12
The Virgin Islands Writing Project invites all writers – amateur and professional – to participate in a writing marathon on St. John on Saturday, March 12. The day will be spent writing, reflecting and sharing manuscripts while enjoying the beauty of the Cinnamon Bay Campground in the Virgin Islands National Park. There is no registration fee. As a community service, the Virgin Islands Writing Project will cover the cost of taxi shuttle service on St. John to those who call in advance. For further information and to arrange transportation, please call 776-6691. A complete news release is available on the UVI web site – www.uvi.edu.
St. Thomas Campus Student Activities, Student Housing and Mail Room Relocated
UVI's St. Thomas campus Student Activities Office, Student Housing Office and the University Mail Room have been relocated to the Student Activities Center, located on the upper campus between the Middle Dorm and the North Dorm. In addition to housing these offices, the Student Activities Center features a pool table, games and satellite TV. The Center is open on the following schedule: Sunday through Thursday from 7 a.m. to midnight; Friday and Saturday from 7 a.m. to 2 a.m. The former Student Affairs Building is being renovated to house the Campus Bookstore.
Celebration of International Cuisine, Dance and Song Set March 14
A celebration of international cuisine, dance and song is scheduled from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Monday, March 14, by the Modern Languages Area of UVI's Humanities Division on the St. Thomas Campus. The celebration – part of an ongoing "Year of Languages" observance – will take place at the Sports and Fitness Center. Admission, which is $5, includes samples of food and drink from some 25 different cultures. Along with cultural music, several dance groups will be featured, including the Caribbean Dance Group, the Addelita Cancryn Afro Antillian Dancers, and a Peace Corps school dance group. For more information contact Professor Violeta Donovan at 693-1439.
Free Film: "Run Lola Run" set March 16 on St. Thomas Campus
"The Year of Languages" celebration continues with free foreign films each Wednesday at 9 p.m. in Chase Auditorium (B-110) on UVI's St. Thomas campus. The British film "Run Lola Run" is scheduled for Wednesday, March 16. For details, visit the UVI Year of Languages web page in the "Latest Links" menu of the UVI home page – www.uvi.edu.
UVI Faculty Members to Perform Benefit Concert March 13
Adjunct UVI Humanities Division faculty members Josandra Jones James and Lorna Freeman Dennis will perform at a benefit concert for the Jones School of Music on Sunday, March 13. In addition to James, who teaches piano at UVI, and Dennis, who teaches voice, Jones School of Music students will perform with Levi Farrell on flute and organist Rebecca Faulkner. The concert will take place at 4 p.m. at the Shiloh Seventh-Day Adventist Church in Anna's Retreat. For details call 693-1193.
UVI Alumna to Present Distinguished Nurse Lecture March 15
University of the Virgin Islands Alumna Jean Davis Phaire will be the guest speaker at this spring's UVI Distinguished Nurse Lecture Series. Phaire is vice president for Patient Services at Bon Secours Baltimore Health System in Maryland. Phaire's lecture – "The Nursing Journey … The Past, Present and Future" is scheduled from 1-2 p.m. on March 15 in Chase Auditorium (room B-110) on the St. Thomas campus. It will be videoconferenced to The Theater (room EC-401) on the St. Croix campus. Phaire is also scheduled to visit Myrah Keating Smith Clinic on St. John and Roy L. Schneider Hospital on St. Thomas. She will also meet with UVI nursing students.
Meteorological Radar to be Topic of EPSCoR Lecture on March 15
Meteorological radar will be the topic of the next VI-EPSCoR Science Lecture, scheduled for noon, on Tuesday, March 15, in Chase Auditiorium (B-110) on UVI's St. Thomas campus, with a videoconference link to Evans Center room 713 on the St. Croix campus. The guest speaker will be research scientist Dr. William Martin of the University of Oklahoma's Center for the Analysis and Prediction of Storms. Dr. Martin's topic is: "Birds, Insects, and Refractive Index Gradients as The Source of Clear-Air Return in Meteorological Radars." The 2005 EPSCoR Science Lecture Series is free and open to the public. It continues at noon on Tuesdays through April 26. Lectures feature UVI or visiting scientists presenting original research results. The series is sponsored by the VI-Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR) program. For details, call 693-1380.
Colloquium to Explore Impact of Crime on V.I. Quality of Life Set March 19
A colloquium to discuss the impact of crime on the quality of life in the Virgin Islands is scheduled for 8 a.m. on Saturday, March 19, at UVI's Chase Auditorium (B-110) on St. Thomas, with a videoconference link to the Theatre (Evans Center room 401) on the St. Croix campus. The session will be co-sponsored by the Social Sciences Division and the Eastern Caribbean Center at UVI, and the V.I. Police Department. Human development and the quality of life are inextricably linked, according to UVI Social Sciences Chair Dr. Melik Sekou. Designed as an informed discussion of crime, the colloquium will involve law enforcement professionals, scholars and community organizations that have a direct interest in crime prevention or that work with victims of crime. Issues to be discussed include the psychology of criminal behavior, juvenile offenders, crime data analysis, politics and police work, and the criminal justice system. Contact Mary Dickinson at 693-1260 to pre-register.
UVI Student Literature Conference Set April; Call for Papers Issued
The University of the Virgin Islands will conduct a student literature conference titled "Focus on the Folk: Virgin Islands Arts and Culture," on April 8 at the Sports and Fitness Center on UVI's St. Thomas campus. The conference is designed to focus on the achievements of undergraduate and graduate students in Caribbean institutions of higher learning. A call for papers has been issued by the conference. Submissions are encouraged in all areas of Caribbean folk arts and culture, with special consideration given to papers focusing on Virgin Islands topics. Submit abstracts or papers to Prof. Gene Emanuel or Dr. Trevor Parris at the University of the Virgin Islands, #2 John Brewer's Bay, St. Thomas VI 00802-9990 or by e-mail to [email protected] The submission deadline is March 18.
Teachers Invited to Join V.I. Writing Project's Third Summer Institute
Teachers who wish to develop their skills as writers and as teachers of writing are invited t
o apply to the Virgin Islands Writing Project's third Summer Institute. The program will be held on the St. Croix campus of the University of the Virgin Islands from June 15 through July 20, 2005. A stipend of $800 will be awarded to all participants, and housing, meals, and transportation will be provided for residents of St. Thomas and St. John. Teachers from all grade levels and subject areas are encouraged to apply. For details or to obtain an application, contact Dr. Valerie Combie at UVI at 693-4126 or send an e-mail to [email protected] Applications for the program must be postmarked by April 11, 2005.
Big Brother to Dominate UVI's Spring Production of '1984'
George Orwell's classic novel "1984" will come alive this spring on the stage of UVI's Little Theatre on the St. Thomas campus. The Little Theatre's spring's play is scheduled for April 1 through 4. Dr. Rosary Harper of the UVI Humanities Department says the cast has been selected, but the play's most imposing character is one you will never see: Big Brother. Tickets go on sale March 14th at Dockside Bookstore, Nisky Pharmacy, UVI Bookstore, and the Humanities Building. General admission is $12. Students with ID are admitted for $6. For more information call 693-1354.
UVI Offering Five-Week Study Abroad Summer Program in Valencia, Spain
UVI's Humanities Division is organizing a five-week summer study abroad program in Spain's third-largest city, Valencia. The trip is planned for May 14 to June 18, 2005. Students can earn UVI credits while learning about the Spanish language and way of life. Participants will live in the home of a Spanish host-family. Three meals a day, a bed and laundry are included. Two hours per day — Monday through Thursday — of classroom study are scheduled. The program is offered to students of UVI. And, with open enrollment, anyone can sign up. The group size is limited to 10, and individuals are encouraged to sign up soon. Instructors are asked to inform students of the opportunity. For details on costs and other details, contact Professor Daniel D'Arpa at 693-1343 or send e-mail to [email protected]
For more about the University of the Virgin Islands, visit the Web site: www.uvi.edu.

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