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Bulletin Board for October 11, 2010

International Caribbean Atlantic Homeland Security Conference Opens Oct. 13

The University of the Virgin Islands will host the first International Caribbean Atlantic Homeland Security Conference on its St. Thomas campus from Oct. 13 through 15. The conference, which is free, will cover border and maritime security, protection of critical infrastructure, transportation security, screening technologies, weapons detection, disaster response and post-incident mitigation, and threat/risk assessment. It is open to anyone with interest in national security. Daily sessions will begin at 8 a.m. in the UVI Administration and Conference Center. For details, contact Dr. Edward Tarver at (340) 693-1250 or send email to etarver@uvi.edu.

A news release is available from the UVI home page - www.uvi.edu - and from this direct link.

Dr. P. Rudolph Mattai Named Dean of Education and Head of P-16 Collaborative

Dr. P. Rudolph Mattai has been appointed dean of the School of Education and executive director of the P-16 Educational Collaborative at the University of the Virgin Islands. Dr. Mattai comes to UVI from the State University of New York (SUNY) at Buffalo where he served as professor of Educational Foundations for the past 20 years. Prior to that, he served for 10 years as professor or adjunct professor at the University of Tennessee at Martin and at Lane College. During more than 30 years as a faculty member, Dr. Mattai has also held various higher education administrative positions.

A news release is available from the UVI home page - www.uvi.edu - and from this direct link.

St. Thomas SGA Seeking Food Committee Members

The St. Thomas campus Student Government Association (SGA) is looking for persons interested in serving on the SGA Food Committee to indicate an interest by calling 693-1098. The deadline for submitting names is Oct. 13.

SGA Food Committee members will work with the cafeteria's management and staff. Student Housing Supervisor Sean Georges serves as the committee's advisor. Their responsibilities will include ensuring that the cafeteria provides goods and services in keeping with the needs of students and that this is done in a healthy and safe environment.

St. Croix SGA to Host Open Forum on Tuition Increase Proposal on Oct. 14

The St. Croix campus Student Government Association (SGA) will host an Open Forum to discuss the proposed increase in tuition and fees at 11:30 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 14, in the UVI Great Hall. Everyone is urged to make a special effort to attend and participate. UVI President Dr. David Hall and other administrators will be on hand to address questions and concerns.

Workshop on Writing Effective Grant Application Objectives Set Oct. 14

A workshop entitled "Writing Effective Objectives for Your Grant Application" will be offered for UVI faculty and staff at 9 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 14. The workshop will be led by Dr. Laura Dawson of the Dawson Group and videoconferenced between Chase Auditorium (B-110) on St. Thomas and Evans Center Room 401 on St. Croix.

Dr. Dawson is affiliated with the Associates for Institutional Development, Inc. (AID) of Red Oak, Georgia. Representatives from AID will visit UVI's St. Thomas campus from Oct. 13 to 15 to conduct an evaluation of the University's Title III program. The workshop is sponsored by UVI's Office of Sponsored Programs and Title III in conjunction with Associates for Institutional Development, Inc. Individuals who wish to attend the workshop should contact Jarelle Berkeley at (340) 603-1052 or send e-mail to: jberkel@uvi.edu.

World Food Day Activities Set for Oct. 17 on St. Croix Campus

UVI's St. Croix campus will host World Food Day from noon to 6 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 17. Local junior and senior high school students will participate for the third straight year in the event's "Youth Super Chef" competition. Adults can enter the "Citrus Splash" competition. Entries will be accepted from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on the day of the event. The competition features breads, desserts, preserves and drinks categories. Prizes will be awarded for the best entries.

World Food Day workshops will focus on tomato, citrus and poultry. The first 30 persons to sign-up and attend each workshop will receive additional seedlings, plant slips and free samples of dishes made from these crops. Additionally, free vegetable seedlings will be distributed. The day will include a food vendor's court, a farmers market, tours of field facilities at UVI's Agricultural Experiment Station, a display by Mathilde Wilson from Mount Victory, a petting zoo, music and other activities.

A news release is available from the UVI home page - www.uvi.edu - and from this direct link.

Third Health Disparities Institute Slated for Oct. 21-22

Persons interested in the state of mental health and substance abuse in the Caribbean are invited to attend the 3rd Annual Health Disparities Institute scheduled for Oct. 21 and 22, at the Frenchman's Reef and Morning Star Marriott Beach Resort on St. Thomas. The institute is hosted by the Caribbean Exploratory Research Center of Excellence (CERC), of the University of the Virgin Islands School of Nursing. CERC is funded by a grant from the National Center on Minority Health and Health Disparities.

More information and links to registration forms are included in a news release available from the UVI home page - www.uvi.edu - and from this direct link.

Other Current Items...

St. Croix Campus Open Houses Will Mark Careers in Student Affairs Month

October is National Careers in Student Affairs Awareness Month and UVI's St. Croix campus is marking the month with a series of open houses. All members of the UVI community are invited to learn more about what Student Affairs has to offer, the individuals charged with these duties, and the opportunities available to UVI students.

Open Houses are scheduled in the following areas: Oct. 14 - Student Employment; Oct. 19 - Student Activities; Oct. 22 - Office of the CEA/ACA; Oct. 26 - Health Services Open House; and Oct. 27 - College Access Challenge Grant Program. For more information contact Campus Associate Administrator for Student Affairs Miriam Osborne Elliott at (340) 692-4188.

Breast Cancer Awareness Week Activities Set Oct. 11-15 on St. Croix Campus

The UVI Health Services Office on the St. Croix campus will sponsor a series of events and activities to mark Breast Cancer Awareness Week from Oct. 11 through 15 on the St. Croix campus. For details, contact Health Services Supervisor Maritza I. DeCosta at (340) 692-4214 or send e-mail to mdecosta@uvi.edu. The week's activities include:

Monday, Oct. 11 - Wear Pink Day - Walk for the Cure from noon to 1 p.m. - Get a Pink Pin and walk Palm Drive to UVI's Cafetorium at 12:30 p.m. The afternoon will include live remote radio broadcast and participation by the St. Croix community, presentations by American Cancer Society representatives, V.I. legislators and Greek sororities and fraternities. The Student Nurses Association will sell pink lemonade and pink cupcakes.

Tuesday, Oct.12 - Pink Head Day - Supporters are asked dye their hair pink or wear a pink head accessory. Information tables will open from noon at the UVI Cafetorium. A presentation by AKA is planned.

Wednesday, Oct. 13 - Pink Shoes or Pink Bottom Day - Supporters are asked wear pink flip flops, sandals, socks, sneakers, nail polish, skirts, pants or shorts to show their support for a cure. Information tables will open from noon at the UVI Cafetorium.

Thursday, Oct. 14 - Pink Shirt or Pink Tie Day - Supporters are asked to wear pink shirts, t-shirts or ties. A presentation entitled "Breast Cancer: Not just a gal thing" will be offered at noon by the Brothers With a Cause organization. Information tables will open from noon at the UVI Cafetorium.

Friday, Oct. 15 - Pink Everything Day -All are invited to a Pink Party at 3 p.m. in the Pavilion. Dr. J. Thompson presenting: Breast Cancer Prevention. Community Resources and Best Decorated Area Award will be presented. Refreshments will be served.

UVI Seeking Bids for Truck Sale on St. Croix Campus Through Oct. 15

The University of the Virgin Islands St. Croix campus will accept sealed bids for a 1992 Ford 250 truck from Thursday, Oct. 7, through Friday, Oct. 15, from 9:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. each day. Bid documents/instructions are available from the Campus Operations Office. The vehicle is located by the campus' Physical Plant Office. For more information contact Campus Operations at (340) 692-4161 or view this Sale of Property memo.

UVI Students Invited to Enter VIWP Essay Contest

UVI students are invited to enter a Virgin Islands Writing Project (VIWP) essay contest designed to mark the observance of a National Day on Writing on Oct. 20. Essays, which must be a minimum of 500 words, will be judged on focus, support, organization and format, language use, style and conventions and originality. The essay topic is: Writing and writing competence are essential to the way we live.

UVI, as well as V.I. junior high and high school students are eligible. Essays must be submitted as .pdf or .doc files via email to: vcombie@uvi.edu. Essays must be received by 10 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 25. Details are available at this link: VIWP Essay Contest Rules.

Planning Underway for UVI Participation in V.I. Agrifest 2011

Planning for the UVI booth at the Virgin Islands Agriculture and Food Fair - Agrifest 2011 - is underway under the guidance of the Research and Public Service Steering Committee. The 40th anniversary of the Virgin Islands Agriculture and Food Fair is scheduled for Feb. 19 to 21, 2011, on the grounds of the Rudolph Shulterbrandt Agricultural Complex in Estate Lower Love on St. Croix. The theme will be "40 Years and Still 'Growing' Strong."

The deadline for submission of intent to participate is Friday, Nov. 12, 2010. Click here for the Agrifest 2011 UVI Participation Form.

The committee has directed that all University exhibits be integrated and interactive. Backdrops will not be provided or allowed for displays. Units are encouraged to get their creative juices flowing and make sure their exhibits are hands-on and will engage the fairgoers. Tabletop displays are acceptable. The UVI exhibit area must reflect the creativity and professionalism of the institution. All tables will be draped with the blue UVI-Cooperative Extension Service (CES) table covers. Units can either use the CES covers or purchase their own; however, all must use the same color scheme. Contact Clarice Clarke at (340) 692-4060 or cclarke@uvi.edu for more information.

UVI Unveils myCampus Portal for University Community

UVI students, faculty and staff can now securely and seamlessly access University information online through the new "myCampus" web portal which was activated today. The "myCampus" portal provides users with single-sign-on access to online resources such as Blackboard, BanWeb, HelpDesk, Outlook Web Access, Gmail and PeopleAdmin.

It also allows students, faculty and staff to create user profiles, with photos, and to communicate with friends within the University. Users are invited to explore the myHome, myProfile and myFriends areas of the portal. The portal will also be used to share critical University information relating to University projects, Human Resources, Benefits, and more. Use the "myCampus" link at the top right of the UVI home page - www.uvi.edu - or this direct link - http://myCampus.uvi.edu - to access the portal. Users log in with the UVI username and password they use to access the UVI computer network. Additional information was sent to the UVI community earlier today (Thursday, Oct. 7) via email.

Mary Joe Williams Named VI SBDC State Star for 2010

Mary Joe Williams has been selected as the 2010 State Star of the Virgin Islands Small Business Development Center (VI SBDC), according to an announcement by SBDC State Director Leonor D. Dottin. Williams is a training coordinator and business counselor at the SBDC's St. Thomas / St. John Service Center. She was chosen by the VI SBDC for being an outstanding performer, making a major contribution to the Virgin Islands SBDC program, and showing a strong commitment to the small business community. A news release is available from the UVI home page - www.uvi.edu - and from this direct link.

UVI New Hires-Separations Report Posted for September 2010

The UVI Human Resources Department has released the University's New Hires, Promotions and Separations report for Sept. 1-30, 2010. The list is available to the UVI community via the HR Document Library on the HR/Benefits page of UVI's "myCampus" web portal and from this direct link.

Discounted Wellness Center Rates Offered for UVI Employees

The UVI Wellness Center on the St. Thomas campus is now accepting employee memberships. Employees are urged to take advantage of this sign-up period before available membership spots are opened to the general public.

Members of the UVI staff and faculty can purchase annual memberships for $300. That's half off the regular $600 membership available to the general public. Semester and monthly memberships are also available to employees at similar discounts. For employees who wish to take fitness classes, the drop-in price for non-member UVI employees is $6 per class. Employees who are members will pay only $4 per drop-in class. Non-employees will be charged $10 and $8, respectively, for similar drop-in classes.

Complete details on sign-up and payment are available from the Wellness Center and from this Faculty/Staff Rate and Information Sheet.

The center is open Mondays through Fridays from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m., Saturdays from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sundays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Fitness classes will begin on Oct. 15.

UVI Athletic teams and other special group requests are able to schedule around center hours with special permission and requests.

'Home Grown' featuring UVI's Carlos Robles Begins Run on WTJX-TV

"Home Grown," the much anticipated television series produced by WTJX Channel12 in partnership with UVI's Cooperative Extension Service (CES) and the VI Department of Agriculture is now airing. New episodes of "Home Grown" will air at 10:30 a.m. on Sunday, on channels 12 and 90 (St. Thomas/St. John Innovative Cable TV channel 13). It will be re-run on the following schedule: 7 p.m. Sunday, 6 p.m. Tuesday, and 1 p.m. Saturday. "Home Grown" is hosted by Carlos Robles, CES's acting district supervisor.

The 30-minute television program demonstrates gardening in a variety of growing conditions and explores a variety of gardening categories. It was designed to address several critical issues, including the high cost and poor quality of fresh foods imported to the Virgin Islands, the encouragement of healthy eating habits, and the need to help residents save money by producing some of what they consume. Viewers will get to see an array of gardening techniques and types. The show takes a hands-on approach to teaching gardening. It was taped on-location at the actual home gardens of participants.

CETL Offers Blackboard Basics Training Sessions

The Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning will offer Blackboard Basics training sessions for interested individuals. Sessions are ideal for those who are new to the Blackboard learning environment. The two-hour sessions are hands-on and will cover basic functions in Blackboard. Instructors are advised to bring course material to allow working on active course or in a "sandbox" (a test course in which to work) course. Space is limited - register early.

To register for a session send your request to cvineya@uvi.edu. Please indicate status - part-time or full-time faculty - campus location and if a "sandbox" course is required.

Sessions are offered on Friday, Oct. 8 at 9 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 9 at 10 a.m. and Thursday, Oct. 14 at noon. Sessions, via videoconference, will take place in Evans Center Room 304 on St. Croix and in the Library Conference Room on St. Thomas.

UVI's Bachelor of Science in Nursing Program Application Deadline is Oct. 15

Friday, Oct. 15, 2010, is the deadline for students who wish to apply for admission to UVI's Bachelor of Science in Nursing program for the spring semester of 2011.

Application forms may be found at the School of Nursing section of the UVI web site - www.uvi.edu - and are also available from this direct link.

Oct. 15 Deadline Set for Submissions, Ad Purchases in STT/STJ Ag Fair Booklet

Friday, Oct. 15, is the deadline for the submission of articles and advertisements to be included in the commemorative booklet of the 2010 St. Thomas/St. John Agriculture and Food Fair. The fair is schedule for Nov. 20-21, on the grounds of the Reichhold Center for the Arts on UVI's St. Thomas campus. The theme is "Farm Today, for a Healthier Tomorrow."

The early submission deadline for articles and advertisements will allow the book to be published for sale early in November, weeks prior to the fair dates. This will allow time for advertising them in all local media related and to improve the chances of ads being viewed by the community. Applications are also available for anyone wishing to operate vendor booths at the fair. They can be obtained at the UVI Cooperative Extension Office and from the V.I. Department of Agriculture.

For more information, send e-mail to Daramonifa Cooper at dcooper@uvi.edu and Carlos Robles at crobles@uvi.edu.

Oct. 15 Deadline Set for Student Organizations to Register on St. Thomas Campus

Friday, Oct. 15, is the deadline to register student clubs, organizations and associations with the UVI Office of Student Activities on the St. Thomas campus. These groups must be registered in order to officially use the University's name and facilities. Student clubs, organizations and associations provide for intellectual and cultural stimulation, sports and recreation participation, social interaction, spiritual uplift and public service. For more information call the Student Activities Office at (340) 693-1111.

'Science Babe' Visits to V.I. Schools Sponsored by VI-EPSCoR

Dr. Debbie Berechibez, also known as the "Science Babe" will be the next "Celebrity Scientist" to visit with students in the territory as part of the "Celebrity Scientists Tours" program organized by UVI's VI-EPSCoR program.

Dr. Berechibez, who completed a Ph.D. in physics at Stanford University, works to promote a passion for learning in women across the world with her web site and video series "The Science of Everyday Life." She will visit the St. Croix Education Complex on Oct. 20, St. Croix Central High School and Charlotte Amalie High School on Oct. 21, and Eudora Kean High School and Julius Sprauve Middle School and Gift Hill High Schools on Oct. 22. More information on Dr. Berechibez is available from the web site www.thesciencebabe.com and by searching YouTube for "Science Babe."

VI-EPSCoR's Program Coordinator Nicolas Drayton said Celebrity Scientists Tours are designed to inspire and challenge students to think of scientists in non-traditional ways and to consider careers in science as real possibilities for themselves. Celebrity scientists are experts in their field and each has committed to mentoring at least two students who show particular interest and potential in the celebrity's area of expertise. The scientists will provide networking opportunities, academic guidance, and information on workshops and conferences to their protégés. For details, contact Drayton at (340) 693-1239 or send email to ndrayto@uvi.edu.

UVI VOICE Student Newspaper Soliciting Contributions

The UVI student newspaper UVI VOICE is seeking student and faculty contributions for its upcoming issues. Opinions, stories, poems are welcomed. Also sought are individuals interested in advertising products, businesses or services. The semester's first issue is expected to be published later this month. Please make submissions via to uvivoice@gmail.com.

V.I. Students Sought for Classical Solo Steel Pan Competition on Oct. 16

Virgin Islands elementary, junior high and high school students are invited to participate in a classical solo steel pan competition on Saturday, Oct. 16. The competition will be held at 6:30 p.m. at the Bertha C. Boschulte School Auditorium. Admission will be $5. The event is sponsored by the University of the Virgin Islands Music Department and the Superior Court Rising Stars Youth Steel Orchestra. UVI Music Professor Austin A. Venzen said the competition is designed to encourage the young panists to appreciate and perfect their skills in the field of classical music. The competition was designed by Prof. Venzen and Eltino S. Pickering, conductor of the Superior Court Orchestra.

Entry forms are available from Prof. Venzen at UVI and from individual steel pan instructors at the territory's schools. Friday, Oct. 8, is the deadline for students to sign up for the competition. The entry fee is $5 for elementary students, $10 for junior and middle school students, and $15 for senior high students. For more information contact Venzen at (340) 693-1192 or 998-8867.

UVI Concert Band, National Guard Band Plan Concert on Oct. 17

The UVI Concert Band and the 73rd National Guard Army Band will present a free concert in St. Thomas' Emancipation Garden on Sunday, Oct. 17. The performance begins at 5:30 p.m. First-place winners of the Classical Steel Pan Competition for young panists, scheduled for Oct. 16, will be featured guest performers. Each will perform their winning piece. For more information contact UVI Music Professor Austin A. Venzen at (340) 693-1192 or 998-8867.

The Caribbean Writer 'Creative Luncheon' Series Continues Oct. 21

Dr. Opal Palmer Adisa, editor of UVI's The Caribbean Writer, invites students, faculty and staff, as well as the general public, to a "Creative Luncheon Series" during the fall semester. Luncheons are slated for noon on Oct. 21, Nov. 18, and Dec. 9. They will take place from noon to 1 p.m. in Room 102 of the North West Wing on UVI's St. Croix campus. Participants are asked to bring lunch and a poem or short piece of prose to share. Dr. Adisa will begin the sessions with a poem and then lead a short writing activity. Participants can read something they have written or share a favorite piece by a published writer. For details, call (340) 692-4122 or send e-mail to oadisa@uvi.edu.

VI-EPSCoR's Annual Conference Set Dec. 2-3 on St. Thomas

Integrating Science and Our Economy: A Model for Island Ecosystems will be the theme of the VI-EPSCoR's annual conference scheduled for Dec. 2-3, on St. Thomas. The VI-EPSCoR - the Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research - conference will focus on the linkages between science and technology in the Virgin Islands, and the territory's economic sustainability. It will examine the value of the territory's marine and terrestrial resources in fiscal terms and highlight trends, needs and opportunities for science and technology-based business ventures in the Virgin Islands.

The conference is open both to V.I. and non-USVI government officials, private sector businesses and potential investors, green technology researchers and entrepreneurs as well as science and engineering students and faculty. The conference is made possible in part through funding from the National Science Foundation. There is no registration fee.

For more information contact VI-EPSCoR Program Coordinator Nicolas Drayton at (340) 693-1239 or send e-mail to ndrayto@uvi.edu .

HR Posts Christmas Recess and Administrative Leave Schedule

UVI's Human Resources Office has announced the Christmas Recess and Administrative Leave schedule as approved by President Dr. David Hall.

Monday, Dec. 20, 2010 - Christmas Recess commences at 8:30 a.m.

Friday, Dec. 31, 2010 - Christmas Recess ends at 4:30 p.m.

Monday, Jan. 3, 2011 - Normal business will resume.

Thursday, Jan. 6, 2011 - Three Kings' Day - University Holiday

Friday, January 7, 2011 - Half-day Administrative Leave (for both campuses) - St. Croix Festival

Regular Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Administrative Leave: 12 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

VI-WRRI Seeking Research Proposals for 2011-2012

The Virgin Islands Water Resources Research Institute (VI-WRRI) at UVI has issued a call for research proposals for the 2011-2012 U.S. Geological Survey Water Institute Program. Proposals that address water resources issues in the USVI are sought. The program is funded by the Section 104 Institute Program of the U.S. Department of Interior - U.S. Geological Survey. All UVI faculty and staff are eligible to apply for program funds through the VI-WRRI. Collaborations with non-UVI personnel are allowed.

Approximately $80,000 will be available to fund projects in the USVI. Individual projects should not exceed this amount. Projects in the $15,000 to $20,000 range are preferred. Projects will be for a duration of one year, from March 1, 2011 through Feb. 29, 2012. Proposals are due by Tuesday, Nov. 30, 2010.

The VI-WRRI Advisory Committee will review proposals and recommendations for funding will be made by the director of the VI-WRRI. Criteria used in the evaluation process include: technical merit, feasibility of completion, competence of the principal investigator, training and education opportunities provided, plans for the dissemination of knowledge gained and local relevance.

Instructions for preparing proposals or more information are available from the VI-WRRI at (340) 693-1062 or via e-mail from hsmith@uvi.edu .

UVI Health Services Provides Dengue Virus Information to University Community

Officials at the Virgin Islands Department of Health have announced that a dengue virus outbreak is taking place within the U.S. Virgin Islands. All members of the UVI community, along with all residents of the territory, are strongly encouraged to seek immediate medical care if they suspect they have been infected with dengue virus. Virgin Islands Health Commissioner Dr. Julia Sheen has warned that untreated dengue fever can be fatal.

UVI's Health Services Office on the St. Thomas campus has prepared a package of information about the dengue virus. The information was compiled by Health Services Supervisor Ronda Herbert, in consultation with Assistant Professor of Biology Dr. Jennilee B. Robinson and UVI Health Services physician Dr. Audria Thomas.

UVI's Dengue Virus Information Package Includes

Click here to read the entire UVI Health Services Office Dengue Information Package

outbreak statistics from the V.I. Department of Health

a list of the symptoms of dengue virus infection and dengue hemorrhagic fever

details of how the virus is transmitted

steps individuals can take to reduce their risk of infection, including environmentally friendly mosquito control products

a discussion of treatments

For more information contact the Health Services Office at (340) 693-1124.

Student Testing Notes...

Fall CLEP Test Schedule for St. Thomas Campus

The College Level Examination Program (CLEP) test dates for the Fall 2010 semester have been finalized on the St. Thomas campus. The remaining CLEP tests are scheduled for Oct. 13, Oct. 26, Nov. 12, and Nov. 18, in the CATS computer lab (CA Building Room 123).

Students can register for the test at the front desk of the Office of Access and Enrollment Services, 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. See page 25 of the 2010-2011 UVI Catalog for details on CLEP tests accepted by UVI.

The cost associated with CLEP is $77 per test (payable to College Board) 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 may e-mail cmorris@uvi.edu for additional information.

Fall CLEP Test Schedule for St. Croix Campus

The College Level Examination Program (CLEP) test dates for the Fall 2010 semester have been finalized on the St. Croix campus. The remaining CLEP tests are scheduled for Oct. 28, and Nov. 18, in Evans Center Room 304. The registration deadlines for these tests are Oct. 1, Oct. 22, and Nov. 12, respectively. Register for the test in 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. Click here to view page 25 of the 2010-2011 UVI Catalog for details on CLEP tests accepted by UVI.

The cost associated with CLEP is $77 per test; make check or money order payable to CLEP (no Cash) and an additional administrative fee of $15 (payable to UVI prior to the test date). A separate check and/or money order must be written for each test. Cash will not be accepted.

Students must wait six months before repeating an examination. Please bring a photo I.D. on the day of the examination. Do not bring books, papers or study aids. Cellular phones and pagers must be turned off during the examinations. For additional information, call 692-4103 or 692-4158.

Fall Semester Computer Literacy Exam Dates

Dates and locations for UVI's Fall Semester Computer Literacy Exams (CLE) have been announced for both campuses. Details are also available from the Registrar's Section of the UVI web site www.uvi.edu and this direct link.

St. Thomas CLE Schedule

Exams on the St. Thomas campus will be administered from noon to 2 p.m. in room 103 of the Classroom Administration Building (CAB). Sign-up sheets are available in the Registrar's Office on the first floor of the Administration and Conference Center. For more information, call 693-1160.

Tuesday, Oct. 12, 2010

Friday, Oct. 29, 2010

Wednesday, Nov. 17, 2010

St. Croix CLE Schedule

Exams on the St. Croix campus will be administered from noon to 2 p.m. in Room 131 of the North West Wing Building. Students can register for the test in the Academic Services Office, in the Evans Center. For more information, call 692-4090 or send e-mail to mclavie@uvi.edu.

CLE C - Saturday, Oct. 9, 2010

CLE D - Tuesday, Nov. 9, 2010

Computer Literacy Tutorials are also offered on St. Croix on the following schedule from noon to 2 p.m. in Room 131 of the North West Wing Building. No registration is required to take part in a tutorial.

CLE D - Tuesday, Nov. 2, 2010

CELL Notes...

UVI CELL to Host Workshop for New Managers on Oct. 13

UVI Community Engagement and Lifelong Learning (UVICELL) Center will host one-day workshops for new managers from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 13, on St. Thomas and St. Croix. The session is titled "Making the Transition into Management." On St. Thomas, the workshop will be held at the UVICELL Center on the UVI campus. On St. Croix, it will be available at the Joseph A. Simpson Building, #23A Hospital Street in Frederiksted.

The workshops are part of a series being offered by the UVICELL in conjunction with the American Management Association (AMA). The sessions will provide valuable insight and strategies to help new managers prepare to assume and succeed in their role as supervisor. Participants will learn negotiation strategies, to set goals, how to motivate and coach effectively and employee training strategies.

For details or to register, call 693-1100 or visit UVICELL on-line at http://cell.uvi.edu.

Free SAT Preparation Courses Offered to V.I. High School Students

Free SAT preparation courses for high school students on St. Croix and St. Thomas are being offered by the V.I. Department of Education in partnership with the UVI's Community Engagement and Lifelong Learning (CELL) Center. The eight-week courses are designed to improve SAT (college admissions test) scores by lowering testing anxiety and enhancing test-taking skills. The program is available to public high school students with a GPA of 2.0 or higher who submit an application. The registration deadline is Wednesday, Oct. 13. Orientations will be held on Saturday, Oct. 16, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., with classes, in locations to be announced, beginning the week of Oct. 18.

Space is limited and admission is on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information, call the UVICELL Center at (340) 693-1100.

Free Praxis Tutorial Program Extended for St. Thomas Public School Teachers

A free tutorial program covering the Praxis I and II tests for V.I. public school teachers on St. Thomas has been extended by UVI's Community Engagement and Lifelong Learning (CELL) Center in collaboration with the V.I. Department of Education. The tutorials will resume Saturday, Oct. 16, and continue through Nov. 13. Sessions will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Saturday at the UVICELL Center on St. Thomas.

This free service is being funded by the V.I. Department of Education. It prepares public school teachers for the Praxis I and II exams so that they can be designated as highly qualified in order to meet the mandates of the No Child Left Behind Act. To register for the free tutorials, teachers must be employed by the Department of Education and provide verification of employment upon registering.

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