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Bulletin Board for October 21, 2010

UVI Awarded $500K National Science Foundation Grant

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded a grant of $499,692 to the University of the Virgin Islands in support of a project to assess the impact of creative problem solving skills training on STEM retention. STEM refers to the science, technology, engineering and mathematics academic disciplines. The UVI project team involved with the grant includes principal investigator Dr. Kimarie Engerman of the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences, and co-principal investigators Dr. Donald Drost and Dr. Konstantinos Alexandridis, both of the UVI College of Science and Mathematics.

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

Employee Attendance Encouraged at UVI Staff Council General Meeting on Oct. 26

A general meeting of the UVI Staff Council will be held from 11 a.m. to noon on Tuesday, Oct. 26, in Business Room 110 on St. Thomas and in Evans Center Room 401 on St. Croix. The meeting's agenda includes discussion of the Staff Satisfaction Surveys, the UVI Staff Council Officers' Retreat, the salary increase, nominations and elections, the Jan. 7 recess, and family health insurance.

In an Oct. 18, e-mail message to the University, UVI President Dr. David Hall encouraged staff members to attend the general meetings of the Staff Council. Staying involved is "an essential aspect of the process of making UVI a 'great university,'" Dr. Hall wrote. UVI Staff Council Chair Raquel Silver asked all department heads to encourage all regular, professional and administrative staff members to attend. For more information contact Silver at (340) 692-4061 or send e-mail to rsantia@uvi.edu.

Intramural Co-ed Volleyball League Opens Today (Oct. 21) on St. Croix

The St. Croix campus Intramural Co-ed Volleyball League begins play at 9:15 p.m. today (Thursday, Oct. 21). Five teams are scheduled to compete in a round-robin league format. A single elimination play-off will determine the final league champions. Forty-seven participants will be playing every Tuesday and Thursday evening. The University community is invited to come out and enjoy the action at the campus' outdoor courts. For more information contact St. Croix Intramural Coordinator Bruce Wray at (340) 692-4139.

Administration & Finance Component Retreat Set Oct. 22; Offices to be Closed

The offices of UVI's Administration and Finance Component - Purchasing, Accounting, Human Resources and the main Administration and Finance office - will be closed for a staff retreat on Friday, Oct. 22. The retreat will be held at VIERS, the Virgin Islands Environmental Research Station on St. John. All component offices will reopen on their regular schedules at 8:30 a.m. on Monday, Oct. 25. For more information call 693-1400 or the relevant component office.

Workshop on V.I. Fishing Issues Slated Oct. 22 at Nisky Center on St. Thomas

Individuals involved in the fishing industry are invited to participate in an interactive workshop to be presented by UVI's Virgin Islands Marine Advisory Service from 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 22. The session will take place at the VI Small Business Development Center's Nisky Center office on St. Thomas. The workshop will include discussion of fish venting, fisher kit demonstrations, kit distribution and current research. Questions and comments are welcomed. For more information contact VIMAS at (340) 693-1392.

St. Croix Biodiversity Film Fest to Focus on 'Winged Migration' on Sept. 23

The 2010 Year of Biodiversity Film Fest on St. Croix continues on Thursday, Oct. 28, with a free screening of the film "Winged Migration." The feature, an Academy Award nominee for Best Documentary, was produced by Jacques Perrin. The film offers stunning videography, with viewers seemingly flying along with some of the world's most gorgeous birds through areas as remote as the Arctic and the Amazon and as populated as Paris and New York City.

The screening is set for 6 p.m. in Room 133 of the UVI Research & Extension Center on the St. Croix campus. Admission is free and no reservations are required. The festival is co-hosted by the St. Croix Environmental Association (SEA) and the University of the Virgin Islands Marine Advisory Service. The final film in the series is set for Dec. 2.

The festival is sponsored by Marshall & Sterling Insurance of St. Croix. For details contact SEA's Environmental Education Coordinator Lynnea Roberts at 773-1989.

UVI Community to Mark Red Ribbon Week - Oct. 25-29 - with Marches, Activities

Members of the UVI community on the St. Croix and St. Thomas campuses will mark Red Ribbon Week with public marches, walks, a rally, blood drives, motivational presentations, competitions and other activities from Monday, Oct. 25, through Friday, Oct. 29. Red Ribbon Week is part of a nationwide awareness campaign designed to prevent alcohol, tobacco and drug abuse and violence. It is observed annually in October.

UVI's Health Services Office on the St. Croix campus will open the week's activities with a march and rally against drug abuse at 5 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 25. On the St. Thomas campus, a highlight on St. Thomas will be a walk/rally at 4:45 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 27. The walk will be followed by a speak-out against substance abuse and crime at the Recreational Center.

Red Ribbon Week Activities

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

Discounted Wellness Center Rates Offered for UVI Alumni

The UVI Wellness Center on the St. Thomas campus is accepting alumni memberships.

UVI alumni are able to purchase annual memberships for $350. That's a significant savings when compared to the $600 membership fee charged to the general public. Monthly memberships are also available to alumni at the following discounted rates: $30 per month; $85 for 3 months; $170 for 6 months; $260 for 9 months; $350 for 1 year

For alumni who wish to take fitness classes, the drop-in price for non-member alumni is $8 per class. Alumni who are members pay only $6 per drop-in class. An alumni member class passbook (15 classes) is $82. Alumni who are not members can purchase a 15-class passbook for $105. Click here to View the Wellness Center Class Schedule.

The UVI Wellness 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 began on Oct. 15.

Students to Attend 10th Thurgood Marshall Leadership Institute Oct. 28

Eighteen UVI students have been selected to attend the Thurgood Marshall Leadership Institute scheduled for Oct. 28 through Nov 2, in New York City. They are: Daniella Henry, St. Clair Hodge, Felix Miga, Kyza Callwood, Alyssa Ryan, Jessica Taylor, Indira Turney, Necola Charles, Miguelina Valdes, Bernhardt Simmonds III, Latisha Ramsey, Carice Glasgow, Sherma Albert-Ferdinand, Laurie Barnwell, Damiana Gonzalez, Andrew Warbington III, Troi Williams and Mandisa Williams. Accompanying the students will be UVI staff members Miriam Osborne-Elliott, Verna Rivers and Ardrina Scott-Elliott.

The Institute will focus on presenting "the best of the best" students from member colleges and universities to leaders and recruiters from the corporate, academic, legal and private industry sectors. Congratulations are extended to all UVI students who interviewed with Scott Lilly, senior director of talent acquisitions and campus relations for the Thurgood Marshall College Fund, during his visit to our campuses September 28-30.

UVI Opens Special Scholarship Application Period; Deadline Set for Nov. 5

The University of the Virgin Islands has announced the availability of additional scholarship funding for undergraduate students for the 2010-2011 school year. To be considered individuals must be: matriculated as a full-time UVI students, have a minimum 3.0 GPA, not be receiving aid in excess of cost of attendance, submit a letter of recommendation and complete an essay on their educational goals. The application deadline is Friday, Nov. 5, 2010. They should be returned to the Office of Institutional Advancement on St. Thomas or Corally Beaupierre in the Financial Aid Office on St. Croix.

Application forms are available from the Financial Aid Scholarships page of the UVI web site - www.uvi.edu - or from this direct link: Special Scholarship Application Form. For more information contact the UVI Office of Institutional Advancement at (340) 693-1040.

UVI Concert Choir to Perform Sunday, Nov. 14, at Nisky Moravian

The Music Area of UVI's College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences will present a performance of the UVI Concert Choir at 4 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 14, at the Nisky Moravian Church on St. Thomas. The Concert Choir will be under the direction of UVI Professor of Music Dr. Lorna Young-Wright. Admission is $15 for adults and $5 for students. Tickets are available at the UVI Humanities Building, the UVI Bookstore and from choir members. For more information call (340) 693-1340.

Other Current Items...

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.

Chaka Khan to Open Reichhold Center Season on Saturday, 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 and 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.

St. Thomas Campus French Club Seeking Members; Meeting Set Oct. 23

The UVI French Club on the St. Thomas campus will conduct a general membership meeting at 10 a.m. at the Humanities Building on Saturday, Oct. 23. Membership is open to anyone with an interest in French culture. Madame Odile Denyro, the honorary French consul, will be a special guest. For more information contact Professor Robert Terrasi at rterras@uvi.edu.

Army ROTC Officer Symposium Set Oct. 26 on St. Thomas Campus

A V.I. Army National Guard/UVI Army ROTC Officer Symposium will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 26, at the first-floor conference room of the UVI Administration and Conference Center on the St. Thomas campus. Those who are attending this event will be exposed to an array of program options; that include Officer Candidate School (OCS), Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC), and Direct Commission and Specialty Branch Programs. This year's event will have a special presentation by the sixth Brigade Nurse Recruiter, Captain Marlene Arias. The session will provide information for nursing majors who have an interest in becoming Army nurses. The Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) program offers scholarships for tuition and fees or room and board, monthly stipends and numerous other benefits. For more information, contact UVI's Senior Military Instructor MSG Eugene Farrell at (340) 693-1359.

UVI Debate Society, SGA to Sponsor Political Forum Oct. 27 on St. Thomas

The UVI Debate Society on the St. Thomas campus and the Student Government Association invite the University community to a 2010 Political Forum scheduled for 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 27, at the UVI Administration and Conference Center. The forum is designed to provide a venue for the voting public to learn about the individuals running for public office and their positions on issues affecting the community. For more information contact Kyza Callwood via e-mail at kyzawood3@yahoo.com.

St. Thomas SGA Announces Regular Office Hours

The SGA Office is now located in the Student Activities Center. It is open Monday to Friday between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. The contact number for the office is (340) 693-1098. Students are encouraged to visit the office to share their concerns and issues.

St. Croix Applicants Sought for Who's Who Among Students; Deadline is Nov.5

The University of the Virgin Islands Counseling & Career Center on the St. Croix campus is now recruiting for students to be considered for the Who's Who Among Students in American Universities & Colleges Award.

Who's Who Among Students is one of the most highly regarded and long-standing honors programs in the nation. It recognizes outstanding campus leaders and represents the pinnacle of their scholastic achievement. This exclusive honor is conferred by more than 2,842 schools nationwide. Successful applicants will be included in the prestigious Who's Who Among Students biographical volume.

To apply, students must be full-time, college seniors with a GPA of 3.2 or higher. They must be active in the community and maintain participation in leadership roles in school organizations and extracurricular activities. They must also demonstrate future leadership potential. Applications are available from the Student Employment Office in Evans Center Room 720. The application, an autobiographical essay and three letters of recommendation must be submitted to the Student Employment Office by 3 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 5. For more information please visit http://www.whoswhoamongstudents.com.

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

The Government Employees Retirement System (GERS) has scheduled 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 was held on Tuesday, Oct. 19, at the Windward Passage Hotel. The St. Croix meeting will run from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 2, at the VI Cardiac Center.

The meetings will prove information to members at UVI who may be making plans to retire. For more information contact GERS at (340) 776-7703 Ext. 4203.

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. 22 - Office of the CEA/ACEA; 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; Oct. 25 is Deadline

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.

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.

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.

'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 holds a Ph.D. in physics, 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. For details, contact Drayton at (340) 693-1239 or send email to ndrayto@uvi.edu.

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.

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.

V.I. Native Returns to Lead UVI's Office of Institutional Advancement

Dionne V. Jackson has been selected as vice president for Institutional Advancement (IA) at the University of the Virgin Islands. She will have oversight of all of IA's areas, which include Annual Giving, Major Gifts, Alumni Affairs, Public Relations and the Reichhold Center for the Arts. Jackson has more than 10 years of higher education administration experience. A St. Thomas native, Jackson returns to UVI from the University of Pennsylvania, where she was the associate director of Major Gifts for the Provost's Area.

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

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.

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. Contact Clarice Clarke at (340) 692-4060 or cclarke@uvi.edu for more information.

UVI Provides 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.

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.

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.

UVI RTPark Board of Directors to Meet Thursday, Oct. 28

A teleconferenced meeting of the Executive Committee of the Research and Technology Park (RTPark) Board of Directors is scheduled for 3:30 p.m. AST on Thursday, Oct. 28, 2010, at the RTPark offices on UVI's St. Croix campus. Seating is limited. Teleconferencing is available. To participate, or to obtain more information contact the RTPark office at (340) 692-4200.

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.

The remaining CLE exam dates for St. Thomas are Friday, Oct. 29, 2010, and

Wednesday, Nov. 17, 2010. They 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.

The remaining CLE exam date for St. Croix is Tuesday, Nov. 9, 2010. It 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.

A Computer Literacy tutorial on St. Croix is scheduled from noon to 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 2, 2010, in Room 131 of the North West Wing Building. No registration is required to take part in a tutorial.

CELL Notes...

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 started 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.