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Bulletin Board for February 25, 2010

UVI Senate Unanimously Approves Tuition Policies

Ardrina Scott Elliott, chair of the UVI Senate, has announced that the UVI Senate voted unanimously to approve the proposed UVI Tuition Remission Policy and Tuition Exchange Program at its meeting on Friday, Feb. 19, 2010. Dr. David Hall will now forward the policies to the Academic Research and Student Affairs Committee of the Board and to the full UVI Board of Trustees for final approval and adoption. It is likely that they will become effective for the 2010-2011 academic year.

The approved documents, in their entirety, as well as a summary of the proposed changes, will be posted to UVI Senate Blackboard course area by the end of this week. The course area can be accessed from this link - Blackboard login page - using "senateguest" as both the username and password. The documents will be available under Course Documents tab.

2010 Biodiversity Film Festival Begins Today on St. Croix Campus

The St. Croix Environmental Association (SEA) and UVI begin a Biodiversity Film Festival at 6 p.m. today (Thursday, Feb. 25) at the UVI Theatre (Evans Center Room 401) on the St. Croix campus. Today's film features "The State of the Planet" segment of the PBS series "Journey to Planet Earth." The film is narrated by Matt Damon and produced by Emmy Award-winning filmmakers Marilyn and Hal Weiner. Films in the festival explore the fragile relationship between people and the world they inhabit. Films are shown on the fourth Thursday of each month. Following each showing a guest speaker will lead a group discussion. The 2010 Year of Biodiversity Film Festival is sponsored by Marshall & Sterling Insurance of St. Croix. For more information contact SEA's Environmental Education Coordinator Lynnea Roberts at 773-1989.

A news release is available from the UVI home page - direct link.

70s Hit Group 'Orleans' to Perform Saturday, Feb. 27, at Reichhold Center

The 1970s hit group Orleans will perform at UVI's Reichhold Center for the Arts at 8 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 27. The show is sponsored by Jim Tunick & the Rotary Club of St. Thomas. Orleans earned a legion of loyal fans throughout the years with such hits as "Still the One," and "Love Takes Time." Proceeds from the event will support the Nana Baby Home. For ticket information visit the Reichhold Center for the Arts web site - www.reichholdcenter.com.

Bucs, Lady Bucs Facing Caribbean University, UPR-Bayamon on the Road

UVI's Bucs and Lady Bucs varsity basketball schedule takes the teams on the road in Puerto Rico today and Friday. Today's scheduled games are against Caribbean University, with the Lady Bucs' game set for 6:30 p.m. and the Buccaneers following at 8:30 p.m. On Friday, UVI's squads move on to UPR-Bayamon, with the women's game scheduled for 6:30 p.m. and the men's game for 8:30 p.m.

The teams split their homecoming games against Metropolitan University last weekend, with the Bucs trouncing UMET 91-60, and the Lady Bucs falling to the UMET women's team 60-51. The Bucs also defeated Polytecnica's men's team in a home game on Friday, Feb. 19.

Cheerleading Squad Debuts at Homecoming; Photo Featured on UVI Today...

A highlight of UVI's homecoming games on Saturday, Feb. 20, was the debut of UVI's 2010 cheerleading squad. A photo of the squad - which features Kai Morson, Brittany Sec'Quoria Smith, Lessley-Ann Gumbs, Darryl Williams, Jr., Tricia Greaux, Tasha Richardson, Marisha Perkins and Nykeema Joseph - is featured on the UVI Today... photo blog which is available from the UVI home page - www.uvi.edu - or from this direct UVI Today... link. The squad's coach is UVI alumna Ubaldina Ottley.

St. Thomas/St. John Alumni Invited to 'Meet and Greet' President Hall on Feb. 26

The St. Thomas/St. John Chapter of the UVI Alumni Association will host a "Meet and Greet" session at 6 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 26, at the Administration and Conference Center on the St. Thomas campus. Dr. David Hall, UVI's 5th president, will be the chapter's guest. Chapter President Jacqueline A. Sprauve said the evening will give alumni a chance to interact with Dr. Hall and learn of his intentions for the university. A question and answer period will be included. The chapter has asked that questions be submitted prior to the event via email to uvialumassoc@yahoo.com. This process will assist in avoiding duplications and facilitate the question/answer period. For details, contact the UVI Office of Alumni Affairs at (340) 692-4023.

Regalia Deadline Set for Feb. 26 by St. Croix Campus Bookstore

The bookstore on the St.Croix campus is setting its deadline for prospective graduates and faculty and staff members to measure for their regalia on or before Friday, Feb. 26. A late fee will be charged for those who miss this deadline. Students must present a receipt indicating that graduation fees have been paid before they can get measured. For more information contact the St. Croix Bookstore at 692-4166.

Feb. 26 Deadline Set to Purchase Spring Semester Text Books

The UVI Bookstore on the St. Thomas campus has announced that Feb. 26, is the deadline to purchase textbooks for the spring semester. Starting on March 1, all overstock textbooks will be shipped back to their respective publisher for credit. Students who require textbooks after these posted dates must visit the Bookstore and fill out a special request form to place textbook orders. For more information call 693-1560.

St. Thomas Campus Bookstore Offers Excess Regalia for Sale

UVI's St. Thomas campus Bookstore has announced that it has an inventory of excess regalia - caps and gown - for sale. UVI faculty and staff who are interested in owning their own regalia are encouraged to visit the Bookstore to examine the stock.

St. Thomas Campus Bookstore to Close March 12 and 15

UVI's St. Thomas campus Bookstore will be closed on Friday, March 12, and Monday, March 15, to allow Bookstore supervisors and staff to attend the National Association of College Bookstores Annual Conference and Expo. The expo provides bookstore managers a chance to view new trends in technologies, clothing, gift items and supplies.

VI Writing Project Gears up for 2010 Summer Institute

The Virgin Islands Writing Project (VIWP) seeks teachers for its eighth Summer Institute to be held on the University of the Virgin Islands St. Croix and St. Thomas campuses, June 21 to July 13. This will be the first time that the Summer Institute is being held simultaneously on both campuses. It previously alternated between campuses. A news release is available from the UVI home page - direct link.

Service Awards Ceremonies Set April 13 on St. Croix, April 16 on St. Thomas

UVI's Human Resources Office has issued an invitation to the University's 36th Annual Service Awards Ceremonies to UVI faculty and staff. The awards ceremonies are scheduled for Tuesday, April 13, in the Great Hall North West Wing on the St. Croix campus, and for Friday, April 16, in the Sports and Fitness Center on the St. Thomas campus. Both activities will begin at 12:30 p.m. This year's theme is "Making a Commitment." Monday, April 5, is the deadline for submitting Service Awards Testimonials.

UVI Employee of the Year Nominations Due by March 26

UVI's Human Resources Office has announced that the Employee of the Year nomination process is now open to all full-time faculty and staff.

The Employee of the Year award is an important recognition of the contributions that individuals have made to the advancement of the University. Nominees should exemplify the standards and core values that the University has identified in the Service Charters.

Please submit completed nomination forms - available from the Forms link on the Human Resources Section of the UVI web site (www.uvi.edu) and from this direct link -addressing any three of the established criteria listed, to the Human Resources Office by mail, fax or hand no later than Friday, March 26, 2010.

Other Current Items ...

Call for Cooks Issued for 2010 Afternoon on the Green

UVI's Afternoon on the Green Committee has issued a "Call for Cooks" for the 2010 edition of the University's annual "friend-raising" event scheduled for March 7, on the St. Thomas campus. Individuals interested in providing food dishes for the event and those who would like to work as volunteers are asked to call 693-1040.

Panel Discussion on V.I. Self Determination Set Feb. 25 on St. Croix

A panel discussion on the implications of pending federal legislation on the self determination of the U.S. Virgin Islands will be held on UVI's St. Croix campus from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. today (Thursday, Feb. 25). The session will take place in the Great Hall of the North West Wing. Invited panelists include V.I. Delegate to Congress Donna Christensen, former V.I. Political Status Commission Executive Director Gerard Emanuel, International Governance Advisor Dr. Carlyle Corbin, attorney Genevieve Whitaker, and youth activist Amaris Chew. Judith L. Bourne, president of the United Nations Association of the Virgin Islands, will be the moderator.

Several legislative measures designed to advance the political development of U.S. territories have been approved by the U.S. House of Representatives. The implications of these proposals will be explored during the session, which is jointly hosted by the United Nations Association of the Virgin Islands and the University of the Virgin Islands. For details, contact Miriam Osborne Elliott, associate campus administrator for student affairs on UVI's St. Croix campus, at (340) 692-4188 or attorney Whitaker at (340) 778-9750.

March 1 is Deadline for Submission of VI-EPSCoR Incubator Grant Proposals

The Virgin Islands Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (VI-EPSCoR) has announced its 2010 request for Incubator Grant proposals. VI-EPSCoR Incubator Grants support researchers in exploring new research directions related to the project focus on Integrated Caribbean Coastal Ecosystems (ICCE) as well as exploring research approaches for improving education and outreach outcomes.

The deadline for submitting grant proposals is March 1. Project funds will be available upon the award of the grants. Award announcements will be made on April 15. For more information contact VI-EPSCoR Acting Director Kim Waddell at (340) 693-1628 or send email to kwaddel@uvi.edu.

Students Invited to Apply for Heyward G. Hill Scholarship; March 1 is Deadline

UVI students have until Monday, March 1, to apply for the Heyward G. Hill Scholarship which is offered by the Diplomatic and Consular Officers Retired (DACOR) Bacon House Foundation. The scholarship is opened to full-time students who are interested in the field of international affairs. Students must have a 3.0 grade point average, be at least a junior or senior and be an American citizen.

Applications are available at the Provost's offices on both UVI's St. Thomas and St. Croix campuses. For more information, contact Zaida Castro at 693-1200 (zcastro@uvi.edu) or Dr. Kula Francis at 692-4065 (kfranci@uvi.edu).

UVI's CERC Advisory Board to Meet March 5-6 on St. Thomas

The Caribbean Exploratory (NCHMD) Research Center (CERC) Advisory Board will meet from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. on St. Thomas on Friday, March 5, and Saturday, March 6. The board is comprised of consultants from research-intensive mainland institutions of higher learning, as well as St. Croix, St. Thomas and St. John community partners in education, public health and counseling.

For more information please contact CERC Administrative Coordinator Lorna J. Williams-Sutton at (340) 693-1172.

Dr. Hall to Meet with UVI Staff on March 15

The UVI Staff Council Executive Committee has invited the University's regular, professional and administrative staff members to a conversation with President Dr. David Hall from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Monday, March 15. The session will be available via videoconference in Teacher Education Room 101 on the St. Thomas campus and Evans Center Room 713 on the St. Croix campus.

President Hall will provide an update on University matters and address staff concerns. Staff Council President Raquel Silver has asked all supervisors to encourage their staff members to attend the meeting. Staffers are encouraged to forward issues they wish to have discussed to her via email at rsantia@uvi.edu.

Fall Semester 2010 Advisement and Registration Set to Begin March 15

Advisement and registration for ongoing UVI students for the fall semester 2010 will begin on Monday, March 15. Members of the University community are advised that this date reflects a change in UVI's previously published academic calendar.

March 15 is Deadline to Apply for UVI Scholarships for Fall 2010, Spring 2011

The University of the Virgin Islands Scholarship Committee has announced that the application period for fall 2010 and spring 2011 scholarships begins today (Feb. 15) and runs through Monday, March 15, 2010. Scholarship forms for three groups of students - High School, Undergraduate/Graduate, and International - have been prepared. The forms are available from the Scholarships page of the Financial Aid Section of the UVI web site - www.uvi.edu - and from these direct links: | Undergraduate/Graduate Students | International Students.

For more information, contact UVI's Financial Aid Offices: St. Thomas (340) 693-1090 or St. Croix (340) 692-4193, or the UVI Institutional Advancement Scholarship Office at (340) 693-1040.

AOG Committee to Present Two Scholarships; Seeks Applications, Nominations

The UVI Afternoon on the Green (AOG) Committee is accepting applications and nominations for two scholarships that will be funded from proceeds generated at the University's annual Afternoon on the Green activity, which will be held this year on Sunday, March 7, on the St. Thomas campus. The scholarships are titled "UVI Student Volunteer of the Year" and "UVI Volunteer of the Year." Winners will be announced during the Afternoon on the Green activity.

UVI Student Volunteer of the Year Scholarship

The recipient of the UVI Student Volunteer of the Year scholarship will receive a UVI tuition scholarship for 2010-2011. Applicants must be currently enrolled at UVI and expect to matriculate full-time during the 2010-2011 academic year. They must present a summary of a minimum of 50 hours of community service rendered at UVI or within the local community during the past 12 months and include letters verifying the service or contact information for the organizations served. There are no residency or grade point requirements.

UVI Volunteer of the Year Scholarship

The recipient of the UVI Volunteer of the Year award will receive a scholarship worth $1000 that can be used towards tuition at UVI or with the UVI Community Engagement and Lifelong Learning (UVI-CELL) Center during the 2010-2011 academic year. The value of the scholarship may also be donated to a non-profit organization of the recipient's choice within the community. The award is intended to recognize an individual who has contributed substantially (minimum of 50 hours during the past 12 months) to UVI or the local community. UVI faculty, administrators and staff are encouraged to submit their nominee for consideration for this award.

The application and nomination forms are available from the Visitors/Arts & Events page of the UVI web site - www.uvi.edu - and from these direct links UVI Student Volunteer of the Year | UVI Volunteer of the Year. They must be received no later than Feb. 26, 2010. Applications and nominations should be sent to the UVI Office of Institutional Advancement, #2 John Brewers Bay, St. Thomas, V.I. 00802.

Free College Funding Workshops Scheduled on St. Thomas, St. Croix

The College Access Challenge Grant Program at the University if the Virgin Islands will sponsor free workshops on how to secure scholarships and college funding on Thursday, Feb. 25, on St. Thomas and on Friday, Feb. 26, on St. Croix. The sessions, which will be led by award-winning trainer Marianne Ragins, are designed for students in grades nine through12 and their parents. They will show how rigorous research efforts, involvement in extracurricular activities, development of leadership potential, and special talents and hobbies, can all combine to help determine a student's chances of securing aid for college. The workshops will feature where to look for scholarships, guidelines for writing winning personal essays and last minute strategies for getting college money

Ragins is the author of "Winning Scholarships for College" and "College Survival & Success Skills 101." She also published "10 Steps for Using the Internet in Your Scholarship Search" and "The Scholarship and College Essay Planning Kit." She is the founder and president of The Scholarship Workshop and sponsor of the Ragins/Braswell National Scholarship.

The St. Thomas workshop will take place from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. in Conference Room B of the Windward Passage Hotel in Charlotte Amalie. The St. Croix workshop is scheduled for 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the Great Hall of the North West Wing on UVI's St. Croix campus. More information is available from www.scholarshipworkshop.com and from Denise Lake at (340) 692-4101 or dlake@uvi.edu.

UVI-Queen Mary 5K Walk/Run Slated for March 26 on St. Croix

Members of the UVI community are advised that the 9th annual UVI-Queen Mary 5K Walk/Run will begin at 6 a.m. on Friday, March 26, 2010. For individuals who wish to park at the St. Croix campus, where the race concludes, transportation will be provided at 5 a.m. from the campus to Kmart, where the race begins. For more information call (340) 692-4236.

dLOC Seeks Donations, Technical Assistance for Haiti Effort

The Digital Library of the Caribbean (dLOC), an international collaboration of educational, research, governmental and non-governmental institutions that provides access to electronic collections about the Caribbean, is seeking donations and technical assistance for the recovery and protection of Haiti's libraries and their valuable historical, governmental and cultural resources.

The Digital Library of the Caribbean has initiated the Protecting Haitian Patrimony Initiative, to assist recovery efforts at the country's three largest heritage libraries and the National Archives, all of which were damaged in the Jan. 12 earthquake. Needed are gloves, masks, archival boxes and temporary staff to assist in the clean-up. Later, they will need to replace broken shelving, repair or replace damaged electronic equipment and provide more advanced restoration for many of the rarest books and documents.

For more information or to contribute to the Protecting Haitian Patrimony Initiative, please visit http://www.dloc.com or call dLOC at (305) 348-3008.

The University of the Virgin Islands is a member of dLOC. For information about UVI's connection with the organization, contact Judith Rogers at (340) 692-4132 or send email to jrogers@uvi.edu.

UVI Accounting and Purchasing Announce New Requisition Procedures

The Accounting and Purchasing departments have announced that the UVI Controller's Office has established new procedures for the processing of requisitions. Effective Monday, Feb. 15, 2010, scanned documents for processing purchase requisitions and checks requisitions will be accepted in the Accounting and Purchasing Office via email. The move is part of the ongoing effort to provide better service to the University, in accordance with the President's management value stating that the University should be a "High performance Institution with a focus on Quality."

Completed details on the new procedures are included in a PDF memo available from the News & Info page of the Purchasing Department section of the UVI web site - http://www.uvi.edu - and from this link: Scanned Documents Procedures Memo - Feb. 15, 2010.

For additional details, contact Sharleen Fahie at 693-1431 or Eric Christian at 693-1491.

Purchasing Updates Hotel Rates Pages on Web Site

UVI's Purchasing Department has updated its listings of the prices UVI employees traveling on University business pay on St. Thomas and St. Croix. The rate updates are available from the News & Info page of the Purchasing Department section of the UVI web site - www.uvi.edu - and from this link.

UVI New Hires Report Posted for January 2010

The UVI Human Resources Department has released the University's New Hires, Promotions and Separations report for Jan. 1-31, 2010. The list is available to the UVI community via the "Inside UVI" section of the UVI website - direct link.

Inaugural Notes...

Faculty, Staff Encouraged to Participate in Installation; Regalia Required

In recognition of the Inauguration of Dr. David Hall as the fifth president of the University of the Virgin Islands, all (full and part-time) teaching faculty, retired faculty, executive, administrative and professional staff are encouraged to participate in the Installation Ceremony on March 6th at the Reichhold Center for the Arts.

Your participation in the Installation Ceremony processional will reserve your space in the covered section of the RCA, in designated seating reserved for dignitaries and VIPs.

In order to be included in the line of march, faculty and staff must don regalia and RSVP to inauguration@uvi.edu or call the Inaugural Committee office at 693-1240.

Preparations Underway for Inauguration of Dr. David Hall

The University of the Virgin Islands is preparing for the inauguration of UVI's fifth President, Dr. David Hall, on March 6, 2010. Members of the Inaugural Steering Committee and Inaugural subcommittees are finalizing the arrangements for events that will take place throughout the month of March, including Dr. Hall's Installation at the Reichhold Center for the Arts on March 6 at 6:30 p.m.

A number of public and VIP events are scheduled, which can be greatly enhanced by volunteer participation. Individuals who are interested in volunteering to assist with inaugural events and activities are asked to send an e-mail to: inaugvolunteer@uvi.edu

Inaugural information can be found by clicking on the INAUGURATION 2010 tab on the Board of Trustees and President's Office pages of the UVI website or from this direct link.

Testing Notes...

Spring Semester CLEP Test Schedule Announced for St. Croix Campus

CLEP will be administered on UVI's St. Croix campus on the following dates for the spring 2010 semester.

Test Date Registration Deadline

Thursday, March 25 Friday, March 19

Thursday, April 15 Friday, April 9

Registration for CLEP tests is available at the Access and Enrollment Services Office in Evans Center Room 811. Testing begins promptly at 8:30 a.m. on each test date. Latecomers will not be allowed to take the test.

The cost associated with CLEP is $72 per test. Checks or money orders should be made payable to CLEP. No cash will be accepted. An additional administrative fee of $15, payable to UVI, is due prior to the test date. A separate check and/or money order must be written for each test. For additional information, call 692-4103 or 692-4158.

Spring Semester CLEP Test Dates Announced for St. Thomas Campus

UVI students are advised that the College Level Examination Program (CLEP) test dates for the Spring 2010 semester has been finalized on the St. Thomas campus. CLEP will be administered on March 2, March 18, April 7 and April 19, 2010, in the CATS computer lab (CA Building Room 123).

Students can register for the test at the Office of Access and Enrollment Services' front desk, located on the first floor of the Administration and Conference Center. Test candidates must report to the test site no later than 9:30 a.m. on each test day with appropriate identification and form of payment. Acceptable forms of identification include a current driver's license, state or Federal ID, a current passport, tribal ID card, naturalization card or certificate of citizenship.

The cost associated with CLEP is $72 (payable to College Board) per test and an additional administrative fee of $15 (payable to UVI prior to the test date). Payment must be made in the form of check, money order, or credit card; cash will not be accepted. Students can email cmorris@uvi.edu for additional information.

Ongoing Items...

2010 Edition of UVI Magazine Being Distributed

The 2010 edition of UVI Magazine, Volume 11, has been published. Boxes of magazines have been sent to key individuals for distribution. Magazines destined for the St. Croix offices of the Campus Executive Administrator and Institutional Advancement will be shipped on Tuesday, Feb. 16. A total of 2,000 magazines were printed. If a division, component or University area anticipates a need for additional copies, please contact the Public Relations Office at (340) 693-1057.

UVI Campus Maps Available from the UVI Web Site

Current maps of UVI's St. Thomas and St. Croix campuses are available - in printable form - from the About UVI section of the UVI web site - www.uvi.edu - and from these direct links: St. Thomas Campus Map | St. Croix Campus Map. UVI's Campus Executive Administrators encourage members of the UVI community to utilize these maps and to discontinue the use of out-of-date maps. Additionally, campus maps are located at the information kiosks located on each campus. Offices are asked to discard older versions of campus maps and to print out copies of the maps for distribution as needed.

Goals of UVI Male Initiative Outlined in New Web Page

The University of the Virgin Islands has begun a Male Initiative with the goal of attracting more male students to the University and providing tools and support to help them graduate. The University and Virgin Islands communities will be hearing more about the Male Initiative and how they can participate in and support the effort in the coming weeks and months. A web page detailing this initiative is now available from the UVI home page - direct link.

NSE Applications Available from Counseling Services Office

Students interested in studying abroad through the National Student Exchange (NSE) program may obtain the NSE application and directory booklet from UVI Counseling Services office on the St. Thomas campus. Applications are currently being accepted for the 2010-2011 academic year. Interested students are encouraged to start the application process as early as possible. More information can be obtained from Counselor Supervisor Andrea Hamm, at (340) 693-1136 or via email at: ahamm@uvi.edu.

2010 Census Office Jobs Available

The 2010 Census Office has approximately 300 positions available per district for the following temporary positions: Crew Leaders, Crew Leader Assistants and Enumerators.

Crew Leaders (Part-time) are responsible for training and directly supervising approximately eight Enumerators. You will be required to collect completed Census forms from Enumerators, work in the field and must work varied hours. Crew Leader Assistants (Part-time) work varied hours in order to assist the Crew Leader in the daily collection of completed work from Enumerators. Enumerators (part-time) conduct interviews with respondents and work evening and weekend hours.

A valid driver's license and use of a vehicle are required for all jobs. All applicants must pass a written test. Test will be administered at 10 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. Monday - Friday at the St. Croix Census Office in Villa La Reine Shopping Center Suite 14 and at the St. Thomas Census Office in Nisky Center Suite 600. No appointment necessary. Evening and weekend testing is available by appointment. To make an appointment, on St. Croix call 772-2010 and on St. Thomas call 714-2010. On St. John the test will be administered at the Nazareth Lutheran Church Community Center in Cruz Bay. St. John testing will occur on Mondays and Wednesdays at 2:30 p.m. and Saturdays at 10 a.m.

CELL Notes...

UVI-CELL and AMA Offer Workshops for Human Resources Professionals

The University of the Virgin Islands Community Engagement and Lifelong Learning

(UVI-CELL) Center will offer a workshop titled Fundamentals of Human Resources on March 3 on St. Thomas and March 4 on St. Croix. The workshops are part of a series being offered by the UVI-CELL in conjunction with the American Management Association (AMA). Participants will learn the essentials of key human resources functions such as implementing a results-based performance management system, writing job descriptions and specifications, developing cost-effective, competitive compensation and benefits programs, and recruiting, selecting, interviewing and hiring employees in compliance with Federal and State laws. The St. Thomas workshop will run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the CELL Center on UVI's St. Thomas campus. The St. Croix session will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Joseph A. Simpson Building, #23A Hospital Street in Frederiksted.

For more information on the program or to register, call (340) 693-1100 or visit UVICELL on-line at http://cell.uvi.edu.

UVI-CELL to Offer Course on Cake Decorating on St. Thomas

The University of the Virgin Islands Community Engagement and Lifelong Learning

(UVI-CELL) Center will offer an introductory course for bakers, caterers and others interested in learning the basics of cake decorating. Introduction to Cake Decorating will be held from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturdays beginning March 6. All sessions will be held at the UVI-CELL Center on the St. Thomas campus.

Students will learn the basic techniques used to design and decorate cakes, which can be used to further develop their own individual artistic and creative expression. The course will cover a variety of topics including making various types of icings, making simple icing flowers, borders, and lettering and much more.

For more information or to register, call the UVI-CELL Center at (340) 693-1100 or visit http://cell.uvi.edu.