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Bulletin Board for October 14, 2010

International Caribbean Atlantic Homeland Security Conference Continues

The University of the Virgin Islands is hosting the first International Caribbean Atlantic Homeland Security Conference on its St. Thomas campus through Oct. 15. The conference, which is free, covers 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 an interest in national security. The conference concludes at 9 a.m. Friday, with a panel discussion and public forum 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. Photos from the first two days of the conference are featured on the UVI Today... photo blog available from the UVI home page and this direct link: http://uvitoday.blogspot.com.

UVI Appoints Dr. Charles Williams as Dean of Business

Dr. Charles Williams has been appointed dean of the School of Business at the University of the Virgin Islands. Dr. Williams comes to UVI from the Fred Hale School of Business at East Texas Baptist University, where he served as dean for the last eight years. Prior to that, he served as associate dean of the Sorrell College of Business and chair of the Computer Science Department at Troy State University, a large public university in southern Alabama. A news release is available from the UVI home page - www.uvi.edu - and from this direct link.

UVI Appoints New Admissions and Financial Aid Staff

UVI Vice Provost for Access and Enrollment Services Dr. Judith Edwin has announced the following appointments, which became effective Oct. 1.

Xuri Maurice Allen has been appointed director of Admissions/Recruitment at UVI. Dr. Allen comes to the University of the Virgin Islands from Winston Salem State University (WSSU), where he served as director of Admissions and later as a member of the counseling staff in the University College at WSSU. Francisca Barry has been appointed to the position of associate registrar/Admissions on UVI's St. Croix campus. Ms. Barry, who earned her bachelor's degree in accounting from the University of the Virgin Islands, has been employed by UVI for 21 years. Cheryl Roberts has been appointed director of the Financial Aid Office at the University of the Virgin Islands. Ms. Roberts, who holds a bachelor's degree in accounting and a master's degree in business from UVI, has worked in UVI's Financial Aid Office for 18 years. A news release with photos is available from the UVI home page - www.uvi.edu - and from this direct link.

UVI Senate to Meet Friday, Oct. 15

The UVI Senate will meet from 1 to 3 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 15, with the videoconferenced session available in the first-floor conference room in the Administration and Conference Center on St. Thomas and Evans Center Room 807 on St. Croix. The agenda includes the installation of new senators, the following topics for discussion: an update on a proposed tuition increase, a Cabinet update on shared governance, the implementation of K-12 initiatives and the implementation of Retention Task Force recommendations. All members of the UVI community are invited to attend.

Project Homeless Connect Slated Oct. 15 at Sports and Fitness Center

The UVI Sports and Fitness Center on the St. Thomas campus will host a session of the St. Thomas-St. John United Way's Project Homeless Connect on Friday, Oct. 15. Project Homeless Connect is an all-out, one-day community effort where people work directly with the homeless population to give them hands-on help. For more information call Cherise Creque-Quain at United Way at (340) 774-3185.

GERS to Host Town Hall Meetings on St. Thomas, St. Croix

The Government Employees Retirement System (GERS) will host town hall meetings for employees enrolled in the system this fall. Among topics to be covered are Tier II implementation effective in January 2011, the recalculation of annuities, the election of GERS retirees to the Board of Trustees and Havensight Mall. The St. Thomas meeting will be from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Windward Passage Hotel on Tuesday, Oct. 19. The St. Croix meeting will run from 6 to 8 p.m. at the VI Cardiac Center on Thursday, Dec. 2.

The meetings should prove informative to members at UVI who plan to retire next year and beyond. For more information contact GERS at (340) 776-7703 Ext. 4203. An informational e-mail was sent to UVI employees by UVI Director, Employees Benefits & Immigration Services Veda Richards on Oct. 13.

Health Services to Sponsor Free Gynecological Clinic for Students on St. Thomas

The UVI Health Services Center on St. Thomas will sponsor a free gynecological clinic for all students from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 21. The clinic will offer Pap smears, pregnancy tests; STD testing for Chlamydia and Gonorrhea, birth control and counseling.

In honor of breast cancer awareness month, breast examinations for male and female students will also be offered. The clinic will take place at the Health Services Center. While walk-ins are welcome, students can call (340) 693-1124 to make appointments. The clinic is offered in conjunction with the V.I. Department of Health Family Planning Clinic. For more information, contact Health Services Supervisor Ronda Herbert 693-1124.

HIV Testing Offered on St. Thomas Campus on Friday, Oct. 22

The UVI Health Services Center on the St. Thomas campus will sponsor pre-Red Ribbon Week HIV testing from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 22. Testing will be offered by HOPE, Inc. and will take place in the Bookstore parking lot. For more information contact Health Services Supervisor Ronda Herbert at (340) 693-1124.

UVI Chemistry Students Invite St. Croix Public to Chemistry Week Celebration

UVI chemistry students and others from the 4-H Youth Development Program invite the public to a local celebration of National Chemistry Week from 1 to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 23, on the University's St. Croix campus. UVI Assistant Professor of Chemistry Dr. Bernard Castillo II, the event's coordinator, said the afternoon will include fun demonstrations and chemistry activities for children in grades 3 to 6 throughout the afternoon. Special demonstrations of robotics are scheduled from 2 to 2:30 p.m., and a look at forensic science will be offered from 3 to 3:30 p.m. All activities will take place in the Great Hall of UVI's North West Wing. The celebration's national theme, set by the American Chemical Society, is "Behind the Scenes with Chemistry." For more information contact Dr. Castillo at (340) 692-4028 or co-coordinator Sarah Dahl-Smith at 692-4184.

Chaka Khan to Open Reichhold Center Season on Oct. 23

UVI's Reichhold Center for the Arts kicks off its 2010-11 season on Saturday, Oct. 23, with one of the most explosive vocalists in the music industry - Chaka Khan. The multiple Grammy Award-winning singer, songwriter gained fame in the 1970s and continues to play to packed houses in the United States and abroad. The show begins promptly at 8 p.m.

Tickets are available at Urban Thredz, Essentric Shoe Boutique, VI Bridal and Tuxedo, Home Again and the UVI Bookstore on St. Thomas, and at Connections on St. John. St. John residents should call (340) 693-1550 to sign up for discount shuttle service between Red Hook and the Reichhold Center. UVI employees are reminded that they can use payroll deduction to purchase tickets to Reichhold Center shows. Call 693-1559 for more information.

Red Ribbon Week Activities Announced for St. Thomas Campus Oct. 25-29

UVI's St. Thomas campus will celebrate Red Ribbon Week from Oct. 25 through 29 with a series of activities. The week's theme is "My Future Is Bright, I'm Drug Free." Activities are scheduled for each day, with a highlight being a walk/rally and speakout against substance abuse and in support of crime prevention at 4:45 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 27. Participants will march behind the AY Drum Corps from the Lindberg Bay Police Station to the Dining Pavilion on the UVI campus. A forum and open mic will follow. The first 100 participants will receive a free t-shirt. Another highlight will be a presentation by UVI Student Peer Educators and law enforcement officers from 8 to 10 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 28, at the Dining Pavilion.

Red Ribbon Week Activities (Click here for a detailed Red Ribbon Week Schedule)

  • Monday, Oct. 25 - Wear Red & Pledge against Drugs Day. Make a pledge to be drug free and collect a red ribbon token at the Dining Pavilion or Classroom Administration Building from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Tuesday, Oct. 26 - Drug Free Decoration Day Contest (Best Decorated Area): UVI Offices and organizations are encouraged to decorate their areas based on the week's theme. Judging is at 10:00 a.m. To sign up please call or visit the Student Affairs Office at (340) 693-1120 or the Student Activities Center at (340) 693-1111.
  • Wednesday, Oct. 27 - Walk/Rally & Speak Out Against Substance Abuse and for Crime Prevention. The walk begins at 4:45 p.m. at the Lindberg Bay Police Station. To sign up for the Open Mic contest contact the Student Affairs Office at (340) 693-1120/1121 or the Student Activities Center.
  • Thursday, Oct. 28 - Student Peer Educators (SPE) & Public Law Enforcement presentation, from 8 to 10 p.m. in the Dining Pavilion. Presenters will include LaVelle Campbell, a motivational speaker for at-risk individuals in crisis, and V.I. Police Lieutenant Alva Chesterfield.
  • Friday, Oct. 29 - Weird Costume Contest and Karaoke from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Dining Pavilion. The individual with the best drug-free, red outfit will win $50.

St. Croix Campus SGA Sets V.I. Senatorial Election Forum for Oct. 28

The Student Government Association (SGA) on UVI's St. Croix campus will host a V.I. Senatorial Election Forum and meet-and-greet social from 6 to 9 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 28. The forum will take place in the Great Hall of the North West Wing building.

The forum will allow each senatorial candidate to make a short presentation, discuss his/her platform and address concerns raised by the audience. The social will allow students, faculty, staff and community members to become directly acquainted with candidates. The goal of the activity is to help voters to make an informed decision in the upcoming election. For more information contact Hedda Finch-Simpson at (340) 692-4228.

OIRP Outlines New Procedures for Processing Data Requests

UVI's Office of Institutional Research and Planning (OIRP) has announced two ways for members of the University community to submit requests for data.

(1) Send requests by e-mail to: irp@uvi.edu

Include: telephone number, a brief summary of the request and explanation of the purpose of the request, what will the data be used for and the deadline. This will ensure processing of the request in a timely manner.

(2) Use the OIRP Data Request Form

Visit the OIRP website (under the "Research" tab of the UVI home page - www.uvi.edu) and click on the tab titled "Data Request Form." (Click here for a direct link to the Data Request Form.) Fill out all the information fields on the form, include a brief summary and explanation of the purpose of the request and what the data will be used for, and include the deadline. Then click on the "Submit" button at the bottom of the form to begin processing.

Other Current Items...

Breast Cancer Awareness Week Activities Continue 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 remaining activities include:

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'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.

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.

St. Croix Campus Open Houses Marking 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.

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.

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.

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 recently activated. 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.

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.

'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.

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.

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 .

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. 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.

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 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...

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.