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UVI Board of Trustees to Meet March 15 on St. Croix
The University of the Virgin Islands Board of Trustees will hold its quarterly meeting at 9 a.m. on Saturday, March 15, in the Great Hall North West Wing on the St. Croix campus. It will be the Board's first meeting of 2008. The meeting will convene with regular session agenda items. President LaVerne E. Ragster will give the President's Report, followed by Chairman's Comments from Board Chairman Dr. Auguste E. Rimpel, Jr. Following the Chairman's Comments, the Board will consider the items that require action.

Sixth Spring Research Symposium Set on St. Croix Campus on March 15
The St. Croix Community is invited to attend the Sixth Annual Spring Research Symposium, which will be hosted on the St. Croix campus by the Emerging Caribbean Scientists (ECS) Program, an honors program administered by the Division of Science and Mathematics, at the University of the Virgin Islands. The two-hour special event will take place on Saturday, March 15, from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. in the UVI Cafetorium. A news release is available from the UVI home page – www.uvi.edu.

UVI to Honor 100th Anniversary of the Birth of Founder on March 16
The University of the Virgin Islands will sponsor a Centennial Symposium in honor of the 100th birthday of the late Gov. Ralph Paiewonsky on Sunday, March 16th. The symposium will take place from 3:30 until 5:30 p.m. in the Administration and Conference Center on the University's St. Thomas campus.
Dr. Auguste E. Rimpel, Jr., chair of the UVI Board of Trustees, will make opening remarks. Dr. Bernard Paiewonsky, chair of the Planning Committee of the UVI Board of Trustees, will attend the symposium that will honor his father. Faculty, faculty emeriti, students, trustees, staff and the public are encouraged to attend. A news release is available from the UVI home page – www.uvi.edu.

2008 Carnival Troupe Costumes to be Unveiled at SGA UVI Birthday Party
UVI's Student Government Association will unveil the 2008 Carnival troupe costumes at the "Happy 46th Birthday Party" it is sponsoring for students, faculty and staff from 3 to 7 p.m. on Sunday, March 16, on the St. Thomas campus golf course. The party's theme will be "Old School Style" and the party will feature old time cultural events such as musical chairs, rounders, stealing the old man bundle, dominoes, piñata, red light-green light, cricket, football, kickball, kite flying, candle light story telling at sunset and cutting the birthday cake. Music and a barbecue are also planned. For details, contact the Student Government Office at 693-1098 or 693-1111.

Charter Day Ceremony Set Monday, March 17
UVI's official Charter Day ceremony – marking the University's founding on March 16, 1962 – is set for 9 a.m. on Monday, March 17, in Chase Auditorium (room B110) on the St. Thomas campus, with a videoconference link to the Theater of the Evans Center (room EC401) on the St. Croix campus.

Major Charter Month Activities List
For a complete listing and more details, visit the UVI home page – www.uvi.edu
• March — Charter Day Library Displays – both Campuses
• March 13 — 8 a.m. – Shadow Our Students Program for high school students – STX
• March 13 — 8:30 p.m. – "UVI at the Improv" student talent show – STX
• March 13 — 5:30 p.m. – Chamber After Hours in the Administration and Conference Center – STT
• March 14 — 6 a.m. – 7th Annual Queen Mary Highway 5K Walk/Run – STX
• March 15 at 1 p.m. — Sixth Annual Spring Research Symposium – STX
• March 15 — 8 p.m. – Beres Hammond performs at the Reichhold Center – STT
• March 15 — 8 p.m. – UVI Jazz Ensemble with Dion Parsons at Pilgrim's Terrace – STT
• March 16 at 2 p.m. – Unveiling of UVI Presidential portraits in the Ralph Paiewonsky Library – STT
• March 16 — 3-7 p.m. – SGA-sponsored birthday party – STT
• March 16 — 3:30 p.m. – Centennial Symposium in honor of the birthday of the late Gov. Ralph Paiewonsky in the Administration and Conference Center – STT
• March 17 — 9 a.m. – 46th Charter Day Ceremony – STT/STX
• March 17 — 6 p.m. – Cooperative Extension Service presentation based on Agriculture/Tourism Linkage – STX
• March 21 — 6 p.m. – Poet and educator Nikki Giovanni is the featured speaker at the Alfred O. Heath Distinguished Speaker Series
• March 28 — 8 p.m. – The Morgan State University Choir performs at Island Center on St. Croix. – STX
• March 29 — 8 p.m. – The Morgan State University Choir performs at the Reichhold Center. – STT

Bucs Drop Final Regular Season Game; Final Lady Bucs Home Game Set March 14
UVI's Buccaneers men's basketball squad lost their regular LAI season game with Inter American University, 74-73, in a home contest on March 12.
UVI's Lady Bucs are scheduled to play their final regular season and final home game against UPR-Ponce on Friday, March 14. Game time is scheduled for 7 p.m. at the Sports and Fitness Center.
PRAXIS II Exam to be Offered on St. Thomas Campus on March 15
The PRAXIS II Exam will be administered in the Nursing Education Building on UVI's St. Thomas campus on Saturday, March 15. All examinees must be present by 8 a.m. Only persons who have registered with ETS will be tested. No walk-ins are allowed. Those persons registered for Sabbath testing should report upstairs of the Library by 8 a.m. on Monday, March 17. Call 693-1462 with further questions.

Renowned Jackson State Chemist Sets Lecture Series at UVI March 18-20
UVI's Emerging Caribbean Scientists (ECS) program will host Dr. William McHenry, executive director of the Mississippi eCenter at Jackson State University, for a series of free, public lectures from March 18 through 20. Dr. McHenry, a chemist, developed the Science Diversity Center as a web-based, comprehensive one-stop science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) educational resource/cyber tool. He holds patents for work with neurotoxic compounds and is a former program officer at the National Science Foundation.
The lectures are:
• Science Diversity Center – a cyber education tool – Tuesday, March 18, noon to 1 p.m. in Business room 110 on the St. Thomas campus, with video conference link to Evans Center room 401 on the St. Croix campus.
• Science & Technology Centers STARS Internship Program – Wednesday, March 19, from 1 pm. to 2 p.m. in Business room 110 on the St. Thomas campus, with video conference to Evans Center room 401 on the St. Croix campus.
• Preparing a Globally Competitive Workforce – Thursday, March 20, from noon to 1 p.m. in Evans Center room 401 on the St. Croix Campus with video conference to Business room 110 on the St. Thomas Campus.
The series is sponsored by UVI's ECS program and the Science Diversity Center at Jackson State University. For details, visit the ESC web site: ecs.uvi.edu.

St. Croix Health Services Plans 9th Annual Health Fair March 18-19
UVI's Health Services Office on St. Croix will host the campus' 9th annual Health Fair on March 18 and 19. Events will begin both days at 10 a.m. at the Great House. For details, contact Irene Hatchett-Sealey at 692-4208.

Seminar on Plant Nutrition Offered March 25 at UVI Sports & Fitness Center
A seminar on plant nutrition – "Understanding how plants feed " – will be offered at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 25, at the UVI Administration and Conference Center on the St. Thomas campus. The seminar is designed for members of the Virgin Islands agricultural community and for anyone with an interest in developing local farming. The event has be
en organized by UVI's Cooperative Extension Service and the V.I. Department of Agriculture.
For details contact Dr. Richard Pluke at 776-7600, the Department of Agriculture at 774-5182 or the Cooperative Extension Service at 693-1080.

Morgan State University Choir to Perform at Island Center, Reichhold
Reichhold Center for the Arts and the Virgin Islands Council on the Arts present the return of the Morgan State University Choir to the Virgin Islands. The choir performs on Friday, March 28, at Island Center on St. Croix and Saturday, March 29 at the Reichhold Center on St. Thomas. Both shows start at 8 p.m.
Tickets are $15 and $25 on St. Croix and are available at Alliance Clothing, Urban Threadz and UVI Bookstore. On St. Thomas, tickets are $15, $18 and $25 and are available at Modern Music, UVI Bookstore, V.I. Bridal & Tuxedo, Urban Threadz, Essentric Shoe Boutique, Island Video (Nisky), Home Again (Red Hook) and the Reichhold Center Box Office at 693-1559.

ITS Newsletter Available Online
The February issue of UVI's Information Technology Services department newsletter is now available from the "Latest Links" menu of the UVI home page – www.uvi.edu. The February 2008 newsletter features stories on UVI's implementation of Web 2.0 tools, Internet capacity improvements and an update to student email service. Also highlighted are new ITS staff members and several individuals who were recently promoted. Also included are items on Blackboard/Banner integration, a tablet PC distribution project and employee recognition awards presented to Celia Prince and Erik Pattison. Also recognized is Cynthia Richards, UVI's Public Services Librarian at the Ralph M. Paiewonsky Library, who has been named Librarian of the Year by the St. Thomas-St. John Library Association.

Summer Internship in Agriculture Available at UPR-Mayaguez
UVI's Agricultural Experiment Station has announced that it has funding to support the attendance of one student from UVI at a four-week summer internship/course in agriculture at the University of Puerto Rico. The course goal is to provide an experience in Caribbean tropical agriculture to students from member institutions of Cari-Pac Consortium. For more information, contact Dr. Bob Godfrey, Assistant Director of UVI's Agricultural Experiment Station at 692-4042.

CELL to Host One-Day Excel Workshop
The University of the Virgin Islands' Community Engagement and Lifelong Learning (CELL) Center will hold a one-day workshop for individuals interested in becoming proficient with the features and techniques of Microsoft Excel. The workshop will be held 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 27, on UVI's St. Croix Campus.
In this hands-on workshop, participants will learn the basics of using Excel tools and commands, learn shortcuts to save time, and master the formulas that make working with Excel much easier.
For more information or to register, call 693-1100 or visit UVI CELL on-line at cell.uvi.edu.

UVI CELL Reschedules Basic Computing Course
The University of the Virgin Islands' Community Engagement and Lifelong Learning (CELL) Center is rescheduling its Basic Computing for Beginners course. Classes will be held 1-3 p.m. every Wednesday from April 2 to May 7 on UVI's St. Croix Campus.
The course is designed for individuals interested in learning the basics of using a computer. Participants will learn the essentials of computing such as working with windows, using the internet, emailing, safe computing and much more. For more information or to register, call 693-1100 or visit UVI CELL on-line at cell.uvi.edu.
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For more about the University of the Virgin Islands, visit the Web site: www.uvi.edu.

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