UVI PRESS RELEASE Feb. 5, 2013
for immediate release
UVI Bucs to Play First Home Games on Feb. 8 and 9 at Sports and Fitness Center
The UVI Buccaneers men’s and women’s basketball squads are scheduled to play their first home games of the 2013 season in the Sports and Fitness Center on Friday, Feb. 8, and Saturday, Feb. 9. They will host Caribbean University on Friday and UPR-Bayamon on Saturday. The women’s games are slated for 5 p.m. with the men’s games following at 7 p.m. Tickets ($5) are available from the Sports and Fitness Center or from the Buccaneers and Lady Bucs team members.
Both squads played their first regular season games on Feb. 2, against American University in Puerto Rico. The men lost 68-65. The Lady Bucs lost 58-35. An updated basketball schedule is available from the Athletic section of the UVI website – http://www.uvi.edu – and this direct link. The Bucs have also launched a Facebook, follow and like them at https://www.facebook.com/UVIBucs.
National Student Exchange Applications Program Extended to Feb. 8
The deadline to submit applications for the National Student Exchange Program has been extended to Friday, Feb. 8, 2013. Applications can be downloaded from the “Forms” link on the Counseling Services page of the UVI website – http://www.uvi.edu – or from this direct link. Please direct questions or requests for more information to Dahlia Stridiron on the St. Thomas campus at (340) 693-1136 or Patricia Towal on the Albert A. Sheen Campus on St. Croix at (340) 692-4187.
Meeting for Winter 2012 and Prospective Spring 2013 Graduates Set on St. Croix for Feb. 10
Prospective spring graduates of the class of 2013 and winter 2012 graduates on the Albert A. Sheen Campus on St. Croix are invited to a very important meeting at 4 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 10, 2013, in Evans Center Room 401 (Little Theater). Everyone is urged to attend.
Free HIV Testing Set for St. Thomas Campus on National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness
Free HIV testing will be offered by Hope, Inc. and UVI’s Health Services Center on the St. Thomas campus from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 7 – National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day. Testing will take place in the UVI Bookstore parking lot. For more information contact the Health Services Center at (340) 693-1124.
Healthy Lifestyle Workshops Planned by UVI’s Cooperative Extension Service on St. John
UVI’s Cooperative Extension Service 4-H/Family & Consumer Sciences Program will conduct a series of workshops on Maintaining a Healthy Lifestyle on St. John in February. Topics of discussion include: weight management, diabetes and hypertension, food pyramid and portion size, energy balance and exercise, behavior modification and menu planning.
The workshops will be held every Wednesday for six weeks beginning Feb. 6. Sessions will run from noon to 1 p.m. in the Cooperative Extension Service Office in UVI’s St. John Academic Center, located in The Market Place, Cruz Bay, St. John. Workshops conclude on March 13, 2013. For more information please call Carmen Wesselhoft at (340) 693-1587.
Dishes Sought for UVI’s Afternoon on the Green
The University of the Virgin Islands annual Afternoon on the Green is set for noon to 5 p.m. on Sunday, March 10, on the St. Thomas campus’ Herman E. Moore Golf Course. The entire community is invited to the Afternoon on the Green for a day of food, family and fun. The Afternoon on the Green Committee is looking for individuals and restaurants to be a part of this special event by contributing cooked dishes or food items. For more information or to find out how to contribute to the Afternoon on the Green, call UVI at 693-1040 or send e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Volunteers Sought for Afternoon on the Green
Volunteers are sought to assist with the 2013 Afternoon on the Green on March 10. UVI’s annual “friendraiser,” is seeking food servers, child game supervisors, bartenders, ticket collectors, persons to set-up and more. For more information or to volunteer, individuals should contact Volunteer Committee Chairperson Kyza Callwood at email@example.com, Colleen Wilson at firstname.lastname@example.org or call the UVI Office of Institutional Advancement at (340) 693-1040.
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University of the Virgin Islands
Phone: (340) 693-1057
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