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Bulletin Board for March 11, 2010

Dr. David Hall Inaugurated as Fifth President of UVI

Dr. David Hall was installed as the fifth President of the University of the Virgin Islands on Saturday, March 6, 2010, during a memorable ceremony at the University's Reichhold Center for the Arts on St. Thomas.

A news release is posted on the UVI home page - www.uvi.edu

UVI Board of Trustees to Meet Saturday, March 13, on St. Thomas

The University of the Virgin Islands Board of Trustees will meet at 9 a.m. on Saturday, March 13, in the Administration and Conference Center on UVI's St. Thomas campus. The meeting will convene with regular session agenda items. President David Hall will give his first President's Report following his installation. The report will be followed by Chairman's Comments from Board Chairman Alexander A. Moorhead. Then the Board will consider the agenda items that require action.

A news release is posted on the UVI home page - www.uvi.edu

Steel Pulse to Perform Saturday, March 13, at the Reichhold Center

The premiere reggae group emerging from the UK, Steel Pulse has enjoyed international success with such albums as "Babylon the Bandit," "Earth Crisis," and "African Holocaust." Steel Pulse performs at the Reichhold Center on Saturday, March 13 at 8 p.m. Tickets are $30 and $40 for the uncovered section and $50 for the covered section. For tickets call the Reichhold Center Box Office at 693-1559.

Emergency Broadcast System Testing on St. Croix and St. Thomas Campuses

UVI's Security Department is testing new emergency warning systems this week. Testing and training on the St. Croix campus took place on Tuesday, March 9, and Wednesday, March 10. On the St. Thomas campus, training and testing is scheduled for today, March 11, and Friday, March 12. During testing, the campus communities and surrounding areas can expect to hear different siren tones established for various types of emergency situations as well as test broadcast messages. The University will continue testing the systems over the course of the next few weeks to familiarize the campus communities with the various siren tones, their associated warning significance and the appropriate emergency measures to be taken for each emergency. The campus community and the community at large will be notified in advance of scheduled testing.

First-responder agencies such as VITEMA, the VI Police Department, Fire Services, the Port Authority and FAA officials have been invited to observe the testing demonstrations of the systems.

Charter Day Ceremony Will Recognize Outgoing Trustees

The University of the Virgin Islands celebrates the 48th anniversary of its founding during the month of March, which is recognized as Charter Month. This year's Charter Month festivities coincide with the inauguration of Dr. David Hall as UVI's fifth president.

The Charter Day ceremony will take place at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, March 16, 2010 in the first floor conference room of the Administration and Conference Center on the St. Thomas campus and will be transmitted by videoconference to the Great Hall, North West Wing on the St. Croix campus.

One of the highlights of this year's Charter Day ceremony will be the honoring of individuals who recently completed service as members of the UVI Board of Trustees. They are:
• Mr. Roy D. Jackson, CPA
• Dr. Bernard Paiewonsky
• Dr. Auguste E. Rimpel, Jr.
• The Honorable Audrey L. Thomas
• Ms. Juanita M. Woods

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

St. Thomas, St. Croix Bookstores to Close March 12 and 15

UVI's Bookstores on the St. Thomas and St. Croix campuses 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. Both Bookstores will reopen on March 16.

4th Law Awareness Fair Set March 19 on St. Thomas, March 22 on St. Croix

The 4th Annual Law Awareness Fair, with sessions on the St. Thomas and St. Croix campuses, will bring representatives from 17 law schools and legal organizations to the University of the Virgin Islands to speak with students interested in legal professions. The fair will also feature a panel discussion comprised of law school administrators, recent law school graduates and local practitioners participate in an interactive session to inform participants about the law school application process, law school experience and the diverse practice of law. Participants will have an opportunity to meet one-on-one with the law school representatives to find out about law school requirements and scholarship information.

The fair will be held from noon to 2:30 p.m. on Friday, March 19, on the St. Thomas campus. The St. Croix campus session is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Monday, March 22.

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

St. Croix Campus Health Fair Set March 23-25

Fr: Maritza Belardo-DeCosta

Health Services Supervisor

UVI St. Croix Campus

Re: 11th Annual UVI Health Fair

What: The University of the Virgin Islands - St. Croix Campus 11th Annual Health Fair

When: March 23, 24 and 25th, 2010

Time: 10:00am - 3:00pm

Purpose: To promote healthier living among UVI students, faculty and staff, as well as the entire Virgin Islands Community. We have included March 25th to service our emergency personnel VIPD, Marshals, Correction Officers, DPNR, Fire, and National Guard so we urge everyone to attend the health fair for the three days.

Activities include: Workshops on:

We collaborated with Department of Health, VI Care, Fredriksted Health Care, VIUCEDD, Pearle Vision, La Paz Hospice, Acute Alternative Medical Group, Juan Luis Hospital Blood Bank, Dr. Sheldon Williams Chiropractor, MOTTEP, The Village, Kenneth "Olasee" Davis, Dr. Lucia DiMeo, Golden Key International Society, Cigna Health Care and UVI Research & Extension Services.

For more information contact: Irene Hatchett -Sealey

Division of Student Affairs

Health Services Center

340- 692-4208

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Condolences on Passing of Custodian II Muriel Maduro

The UVI community is advised of the death of Mrs. Muriel Maduro, who was employed on the St. Thomas campus as a custodian. Condolences are extended to her husband, UVI Security Officer Julien Maduro and family. Funeral arrangements have not yet been set.

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The Caribbean Writer Seeking Graphic Designer

The Caribbean Writer is seeking an independently contracted individual for the redesign of the publication's cover and inside layout of it 24th issue. The journal is expected to be 6 * 9 inches, 304 pages paperback and will include graphics/photos inside and outside. All text and cover/inside artwork will be provided. It is imperative that The Caribbean Writer's new design speaks to the public and maintains its status as a literary publication.

Magazine layout design experience is preferred.

Please email your resume, sample book/magazine covers/layouts, and your estimated price for job to qmars@uvi.edu by March 26, 2010. Attached files should be in PDF format.

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Staff Council Seeks Feedback on Facilities Needs at UVI

UVI Staff Council Chair Raquel Silver is seeking feedback from members of the University's regular, professional and administrative staff in response to President Dr. David Hall's request for input regarding facilities needs that he presented to the University community via email on March 2. Silver asked that feedback be sent via email to rsantia@uvi.edu by Wednesday, March 24, so she can summarize comments, input, etc., for submission to the President. In his memo, Dr. Hall outlined critical needs identified on both campuses based on a preliminary facilities assessment and asked for ideas, assessment and justification of suggestions. Dr. Hall said a completed facilities assessment plan will be formally presented to the Staff Council, Faculty Association, the SGAs, and the UVI Senate for discussion and review before it is presented to the Board of Trustees for final approval.

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Induction of 24 UVI Student Peer Educators Set for March 21 on St. Thomas

The Office of the Associate Campus Administrator for Student Affairs in conjunction with the UVI Substance Abuse, HIV/AIDS Prevention Program is pleased to announce the first formal induction ceremony for UVI Student Peer Educators (SPEs) on Sunday, March 21, at the Administration and Conference Center, first floor conference room from 3:00p.m - 4:00p.m. Twenty four SPEs will officially be inducted into the Program. Tameka Browne, UVI Class of 2007and a Registered Nurse at the Roy Lester Schneider Regional Medical Center, is the keynote speaker. She was also the first lead student peer educator in the program.

Who are SPEs? SPEs are UVI students on both campuses who teach their peers about prevention and healthy lifestyle living through classroom and residence hall presentations, and also participate in community outreach prevention activities. They are also expected to serve as role models.

All are invited to attend. For INFO call ---------------------

Dr. D.C. Battiste Associate Campus Administrator for Student Affairs 340.693.1120 (telephone)

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Student Chapter of Council for Exceptional Children Gets Week Proclaimed

UVI's Student Chapter of the Council for Exceptional Children has announced that Gov. John de Jongh has declared March 21 to 27 as Exceptional Children's Week in the territory. "Children with disabilities need and deserve our support and resources," said Chapter President Zoe Matthis. "Providing educational opportunities for children with disabilities enhances their ability to live independent, productive lives and to become integral, contributing members of their communities." The theme of the observance - In Someone Else's Shoes -calls attention to the need for Virgin Islanders to consider the challenges faced by those with disabilities or those with children with disabilities.

Brothers With a Cause, New Scholarships Introduced at Afternoon on the Green

Hundreds braved Sunday's inclement weather to attend the 21st annual Afternoon on the Green, which became "Afternoon on the Hardwood" as the popular event was moved from its traditional UVI Golf Course venue to the Sports & Fitness Center. Rain and wind, which continued throughout the day, did little to dampen the enthusiasm of attendees who came early and stayed late for the wide variety of food, entertainment, games and fellowship offered. "An Inaugural Feast with an International Flair" was the theme of the 2010 edition of Afternoon on the Green.

The event was highlighted by the public introduction of a new St. Thomas campus group named UVI Brothers With a Cause (BWC), which has as its primary goal increasing the recruitment, retention and graduation of male students at the University. UVI President Dr. David Hall, who has created the University's Male Initiative with groups of male students on both the St. Croix and St. Thomas campuses, introduced BWC President St. Clair Hodge. President Hodge then introduced members of the group's executives and invited those present to support the goals and work of the BWC. The group also hosted an information table throughout the afternoon.

Another highlight of Afternoon on the Green was the presentation of two scholarships that will be funded from proceeds generated at the University's annual Afternoon on the Green activity. The "UVI Student Volunteer of the Year" scholarship went to Rick Grant and "UVI Volunteer of the Year" to UVI alumnus Clarence Nibbs. The scholarships were presented by Afternoon on the Green Committee Honorary Chair Marilyn Braithwaite-Hall, wife of UVI President Dr. David Hall, and Afternoon on the Green Committee Chair Jacqueline Sprauve.

Transition Conference for Parents Scheduled March 13 at Head Start Office

A free conference on the process of transitioning students from high school to college will be offered from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, March 13, at the Head Start Complex in Sugar Estate on St. Thomas. Conference topics include parental rights, reducing educational barriers, social emotional and physical health, preparing for life after high school, and effective parent-teacher conferences. The conference is titled: "When a 'C' is Not Enough - Preparing for College from Kindergarten to High School." It is sponsored by the Inter Island Parent Coalition for Change, Inc., the Virgin Islands University Center for Excellence on Developmental Disabilities, the Department of Human Services, the Head Start Program and the Virgin Islands Rehabilitation Council. Child care will be provided during the conference. To register for the conference call (340) 714-1395 or 774-2449 ext. 228.

Emerging Caribbean Scientists Program Extends Scholarship Application Date

UVI's Emerging Caribbean Scientists Programs has extended the application deadline for students who wish to apply for one of the program's scholarships and research programs. The new deadline is March 22. Included are the MARC, MBRS-RISE, SURE and SSRI academic scholarship and summer research programs. The programs are available to all science, mathematics, engineering and technology students at UVI. For more information visit the ECS website - http://ECS.uvi.edu.

St. Croix Campus Bookstore to Offer Charter Month Sale March 22-26

The UVI Bookstore on the St. Croix campus will mark UVI's 48th Charter Month with a 20 percent off sale on all blue and white merchandise with the UVI seal or logo from March 22 through 26. For more information contact the Bookstore at 692-4162.

Student Employee of the Year Nominations on St. Thomas Sought

UVI will observe National Student Employment Appreciation Week on the St. Thomas campus from April 11 to 17. The goal is to show special appreciation to student employees for the invaluable services they render to the institution and the community. The deadline to submit nomination for Student Employee of the Year recognition is Wednesday, March 24. The winner will be announced at the Student Employee Awards Ceremony set for 12:15 p.m. on April 15, at the Dining Pavilion.

Nomination forms were emailed to the UVI Community on March 5. For more information contact the Student Employment Office at extension (340) 693-1088 or 693-1087 or send email to mmyers@uvi.edu or vrivers@uvi.edu.

UVI Students Invited to Compete for Friends of Denmark Summer Program

UVI students are invited by the St. Thomas-St. John Friends of Denmark Society to submit applications to spend three weeks this summer as a student ambassador in Denmark. Participants in the society's student exchange program stay with host families in Denmark, participating in unique educational and social experiences. The competition is open to full-time students ages 18 to 22 who are U.S. citizens and residents of St. Thomas or St. John. The deadline to submit applications and an associated essay or project is March 12. For more information, contact Judith A. Grybowski at judithagrybs2@gmail.com or call (340) 775-6349.

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

The 9th Annual Queen Mary Highway 5K Walk/Run, a UVI Charter Month activity, will kickoff at 6 a.m. on Friday, March 26. Participants will walk or run from Sunshine Mall in Frederiksted to UVI's St. Croix campus. $2 of every entry fee - $10 for UVI Students and children and $15 for adults - will go to the UVI Campus' Haiti relief efforts. Transportation from the campus to the start area at Kmart will be provided at 5 a.m. Members of the general public as well as the UVI Community are invited to participate. This year's event is organized by the St. Croix Campus Executive Administrator's Office and the Virgin Islands Pace Runners. Sponsors are Chef's Catering, Kmart, Cost-U-Less, Coca Cola and Plaza Extra. To register for the event or for more information call 692-4236.

Other Current Items...

UVI Libraries to Observe Intersession Hours March 8-12

UVI Libraries will observe intersession hours from March 8 to 12. Regular hours will resume at 8 a.m. on Monday, March 15.

During the intersession period UVI Libraries will operate during the following hours:

Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Libraries will be open on the following weekends:

Saturday, March 6, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Sunday, March, 7, from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Saturday, March 13, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Sunday, March 14, from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m.

For details, send email to helpdesk@uvi.edu or call (340) 693-1466.

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 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 ends on 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.

3rd Annual UVI Model United Nations Conference Set March 18 at UVI

Students from UVI's St. Thomas and St. Croix campuses will participate in the third annual University of the Virgin Islands Model United Nations Conference from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 18, at the Administration and Conference Center on the St. Thomas campus.

The conference will simulate committees and programs of the United Nations. Through the conference, UVI students gain a better sense of international concerns, policies and affairs. Students will also improve on their communication skills as they learn approaches of debate, deliberation and development of solutions to world problems. The UVI Model United Nations Conference is sponsored by the Humanities and Social Sciences Division of UVI, and Rotary Club Harborside and Rotary Club West of St. Croix.

Students from the St. Croix delegation will represent China, while the St. Thomas delegation will represent Russia. Topics to be discussed include child trafficking, drug trafficking, air pollution and environmental hazards, and rural poverty.

The Chinese representatives are Carlinthia Cox, Nikki R. Lucas, Preston Miller, and Miguelina Valdes. Representing Russia are Lessley-Ann Gumbs, DeLeon Richardson, Re'Neesha J. Thomas and C'Neesha Williams. Dr. Kula Francis, assistant professor of Political Science at UVI, serves as advisor to competing students.

For more information, contact Dr. Francis at (340) 692-4065 or Sonia Boyce at (340) 626-9207. You may also send email to kfranci@uvi.edu.

St. Thomas Health Services Center to Offer Free Gynecological Services March 18

The University of the Virgin Islands Health Services Center on the St. Thomas campus will offer free gynecological services to students from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. on March 18, at the Health Services Office. Services include breast and pelvic exams, Pap smears, sexually transmitted diseases testing (Gonorrhea, Trichomonas and Chlamydia), pregnancy testing, and evaluation and treatment for conditions such as vaginitis and urinary tract infections. No appointments are necessary. The testing is sponsored by UVI Health Services in collaboration with the Department of Health Family Planning Clinic

For more information, contact Ronda Herbert at (340) 693-1124.

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.

St. Thomas Campus Health Services Office Seeks Peer Health Advocates

UVI's St. Thomas campus Health Services Office is seeking students interested in becoming Peer Health Advocates. Peer Health Advocates take the lead in promoting health awareness. Their motto is "Spread the word, not the risks." No previous experience is needed for these positions. Interested persons should visit the Health Services office and complete an application. For more information, contact Ronda Herbert at (340) 693-1124.

UVI Libraries to Offer Preferred User Program to V.I. Public

The University of the Virgin Islands, which has always allowed free, on-site access to library general collections and facilities for adult members of the Virgin Islands community will now offer a new, Preferred User Program. The program offers community users who are not affiliated with the University greater access to UVI's library and network resources for research and study. The following is a summary of privileges and requirements of the Preferred User Program (PUP).

Program Privileges:

Personal UVI domain account for on-campus Internet access

Borrowing privileges for library books

On campus access to library databases for research

Printing from on-campus computers

Access to UVI wireless network from a personal laptop. Wireless service is available in most campus buildings and meeting rooms.

Access to workstations in the library computer lab

Requirements:

For long-term access, non-refundable membership fee of $30.

UVI alumni with proof of current membership in the UVI alumni association pay an annual, non-refundable PUP membership fee of $15.

For short-term access to the UVI network pay $10 for a one-day guest account. This includes printing up to 30 black and white copies; it does not include borrowing privileges

Current library community borrowers are grandfathered into PUP with automatic two-year membership

Printing from the libraries computer lab is available to PUP members by adding value to a printing account at ten cents per page for black and white, and fifty cents per page for color copies

For details, contact UVI's Information Technology Services Helpdesk at 693-1466 or send email to helpdesk@uvi.edu.

Call for Calendar Artwork Issued by The Caribbean Writer

The Caribbean Writer, publisher of the annual anthology of Caribbean literature, is seeking high quality artwork to illustrate a calendar which it plans to launch. Local artists are invited to submit their original, color work in 12" by 9" size format. All artwork media will be accepted. The deadline for submissions is June 30, 2010. Artists are asked to include contact information. All artists retain copyright to their images. Payment will be in copies of the calendar. The Caribbean Writer seeks one-time use. Artists are asked to submit images in JPG format, with a minimum 300 dpi resolution via email to qmars@uvi.edu.

For more information, call 340-692-4152 or visit www.TheCaribbeanWriter.org.

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.

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 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...

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.

CELL Notes...

CELL to Offer Workshop on Improving Writing Skills on March 24

The University of the Virgin Islands - Community Engagement and Lifelong Learning (UVI-CELL) Center will offer a workshop for business professionals who wish to improve their writing skills. Sharpening Your Business Writing Skills will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Wednesday, March 24, on St. Thomas and St. Croix. On St. Croix, the workshop will be held at the Joseph A. Simpson Building, #23A Hospital Street in Frederiksted. On St. Thomas, the workshop will be held at the UVI-CELL Center on the St. Thomas campus.

Participants will learn how to compose powerful professional documents that get attention and prompt action, overcome writers block, recognize and avoid common mistakes, edit their writing for clarity and more. The workshop is part of a series being offered by the UVI-CELL Center in conjunction with the American Management Association (AMA). Upon successful completion of the series, participants will be awarded a certificate, jointly signed by UVI-CELL and the AMA.

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

CELL to Offer Fundamentals of Human Resources Workshop in March, April

A workshop titled "Fundamentals of Human Resources" will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Wednesday, March 17, on St. Thomas and on from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Wednesday, April 14, on St. Croix.

The workshop is part of a series being offered by the University of the Virgin Islands - Community Engagement and Lifelong Learning (UVICELL) Center in conjunction with the American Management Association (AMA). Participants will learn the essentials of key HR functions such as implementing a results-based performance management system; writing job descriptions and specifications; developing cost-effective, competitive compensation and benefits programs; recruiting, selecting, interviewing, and hiring employees in compliance with Federal and State laws and much more.

The St. Thomas session will be held at the UVI-CELL Center on UVI's St. Thomas campus. On St. Croix, the workshop will be at the Joseph A. Simpson Building, #23A Hospital Street in Frederiksted.

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