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Bulletin Board for October 4, 2010

V.I. Police to Conduct Helicopter Training on St. Croix Campus Grounds

The Virgin Islands Police Department will use the grounds of the St. Croix campus for helicopter training exercises on Tuesday, Oct. 5, and Wednesday, Oct. 6, according to an announcement by St. Croix Campus Executive Administrator Claude Steele. The training, which will occur between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. each day, is expected to include landings and takeoffs from the campus grounds. The exercises will take place on the north side of the campus, closest to the St. Croix Educational Complex. For more information call (340) 692-4236.

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

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

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

Mandatory Orientation for New St. Thomas Campus Student Employees Set

The last in a series of orientation sessions for new student employees on the St. Thomas campus is scheduled for 10:30 a.m. to noon on Tuesday, Oct. 5. Guidelines governing all aspect of student employment will be covered. Although attendance at a session is mandatory for new student employees, returning student employees can also benefit, because changes in rules will be covered. The session will take place in the Counseling and Placement conference room in Roupp House on Tuesday. Students who were unable to attend any of the sessions should forward an e-mail with available dates and times to: mwillia5@uvi.edu and mmyers@uvi.edu.

September Issue of dateline: UVI Available Online

The September issue of dateline: UVI has been published and distributed to the University community. The monthly newsletter covers the grand opening of the Wellness Center on UVI's St. Thomas campus. It also features a picture of Miss UVI Jonesia Smith, who recently returned from a national competition, and the new Student Government Association members on the St. Croix and St. Thomas campuses. Dateline: UVI is available from the Public Relations section of the UVI web site - www.uvi.edu - and from this direct link.

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

October is National Careers in Student Affairs Awareness Month and UVI's St. Croix campus will begin its second annual observance with a series of open houses. All members of the UVI community are invited to visit the various open house sessions to learn more about what Student Affairs has to offer the individuals charged with these duties and the opportunities available to UVI students.

Individuals work in student affairs positions in a variety of settings on colleges and universities, from orientation and residence life to athletics, international services and student activities. They provide services and develop programs that affect all aspects of students' lives. Some of the things student affairs professionals do in their day-to-day jobs include enhancing student learning, helping guide academic and career decisions, mentoring students, and developing leadership skills.

Open Houses are scheduled in the following areas: Oct. 6 - Residence Life; 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.

St. Thomas Campus French Club to Open 'Movie Thursdays' Series on Oct. 7

The UVI French Club on UVI's St. Thomas campus will inaugurate a fall semester movie series - Movie Thursdays - on Thursday, Oct. 7. The film "Amelie" will be shown at 6 p.m. in Chase Auditorium (Bus. 110). Admission is $1 for students and $5 for adults and members of the community. Movie Thursdays is organized in collaboration with the Honorary French Consul. Proceeds from admissions and the sale of refreshments will help support a trip to Paris the club plans for spring of 2011. For details contact Leslyn Tonge at 900069149@myuvi.net. The next meeting of the French Club is scheduled for 11 a.m. on Oct. 23, in the the Humanities Building. Anyone interested in French is invited to participate.

CETL Offers Blackboard Basics Training Sessions

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

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

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

UVI to Host International Caribbean Atlantic Homeland Security Conference

The University of the Virgin Islands will host the first International Caribbean Atlantic Homeland Security Conference on its St. Thomas campus from Oct. 13 through 15. The conference will cover border and maritime security, protection of critical infrastructure, transportation security, screening technologies, weapons detection, disaster response and post-incident mitigation, and threat/risk assessment.

The conference, which is free, is open to anyone with interest in national security. Conference Chair Dr. Edward Tarver, associate professor of chemistry at UVI, said the conference should be of particular interest to V.I. Police officers and other law enforcement personnel, local first responders, Customs and Border Patrol Personnel and immigration officers.

Dr. Tarver said conference sessions will provide key academic, government and industry representatives with opportunities to engage in the dialogue on critical issues. Speakers will identify and discuss emerging threats, cutting-edge technological resources, share expertise in conducting risk assessments, assist in the formulation of appropriate response strategies, and facilitate the development of inter-disciplinary partnerships to ensure the safety and security of our nation.

The conference will feature numerous national and local speakers. Among these are Dr. Mitchell Erickson, director of Northeast and Caribbean Operations for the Department of Homeland Security, Lynn Canton, executive director for Region II of the Federal Emergency Management Agency, Dr. Aleksey Bolotnikov of the Brookhaven National Laboratory, and Dr. O. Opolonin from the National Academy of Science of the Ukraine.

Daily sessions will begin at 8 a.m. in the UVI Administration and Conference Center. For information contact Dr. Edward Tarver via e-mail at etarver@uvi.edu or call (340) 693-1250.

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.

'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.

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. Deptment of Agriculture.

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

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

UVI's St. Croix campus will once again be buzzing with activities on World Food Day, scheduled this year for noon to 6 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 17.

A favorite with the public is one of the event's signature activities - the "Youth Super Chef" competition. Local junior high and senior students will participate for the third straight year. 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 such as tomatoes, peppers, parsley, basil and chives will be distributed free. The day will include a food vendors court, a farmers market, tours of UVI's Agricultural Experiment field facilities, a display by Mathilde Wilson from Mount Victory, a petting zoo, music and other activities.

All schools, youth groups, and organizations are invited to help fight hunger by taking part in the World Food Day food drive "Kids CAN Make a Difference." Donations will go to local food banks.

World Food Day activities are sponsored by UVI Cooperative Extension Service in partnership with the V.I. Department of Agriculture and UVI's Agricultural Experiment Station. For more information, call Clarice Clarke at 692-4060.

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.

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

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

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

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

Other Current Items...

Artist Janet Rutnick to Present Project to St. Thomas Historical Society on Oct. 4

Members of the UVI community are invited to attend the next meeting of the St. Thomas Historical Trust at which local artist Janet Rutnick will discuss her work titled Transfer Project. The project, an effort to reconstitute the histories of individuals and families in the U. S. Virgin Islands who applied for travel passports in 1918, was funded by the VI Academic and Cultural Endowment, which is administered by UVI's Office of Institutional Advancement. The meeting is scheduled for 4:30 p.m. today (Monday, Oct. 4). The St. Thomas Historical Society is located near the Roosevelt Veterans Park. Click here - www.transferproject.vi - a website for Rutnick's Transfer Project.

CES Offers Clothing Construction Course on St. Thomas Beginning Oct. 5

A clothing construction class will be offered by the Family & Consumer Sciences Program of UVI's Cooperative Extension Service (CES) on the St. Thomas campus starting on Oct. 5. The free course will be offered from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. on Tuesdays. It will take place in the CES's New House Building. Participants will need to bring scissors, thread and sewing pins to the first class. For more information and to register, contact Dr. Caryl Johnson at (340) 693-1082 or Orpha Penn at (340) 693-1080.

UVI's St. Croix Campus to Host Chamber's Business After Hours on Oct. 7

The St. Croix Chamber of Commerce will conduct a Business After Hours activity on UVI's St. Croix campus from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 7, in the courtyard of the Melvin Evans Center. A number of St. Croix campus offices and areas - Nursing, Cooperative Extension, Agricultural Research, Community Engagement and Lifelong Learning and Alumni Affairs - will present information tables. Representatives from the Reichhold Center for the Arts will preview and give away a limited number of free tickets to Reichhold shows that will be offered on St. Croix. The event will also include complimentary hors d'oeuvres, door prizes, tours of the Melvin Evans Center and music by the Eddie Russell Quelbe Jazz Band. The public is invited.

Voices That Count Forum Set for October on St. Croix, St. Thomas

The Virgin Islands University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (VIUCEDD) will host the 7th annual Voices That Count policy forum on Oct. 4 and 5 on St. Croix and on Oct. 7 and 8 on St. Thomas.

The forum - titled Turn Voices Into Votes - brings together individuals with disabilities, service providers, advocates and Virgin Islanders who are running for public office. They will discuss issues that affect people with disabilities and work to promote systemic change. First-day morning sessions will focus on formulating questions to ask legislators. Afternoon sessions will consist of a forum for the Virgin Islands Delegate to Congress and gubernatorial candidates. On the second day, candidates for the Virgin Islands' Legislature will have an opportunity to answer questions developed by the disability community. There will be four focus areas: education-transition, employment, ADA accessibility and visit-ability.

The forum will run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day. On St. Croix, it will take place on the UVI campus in the Great Hall of the North West Wing building. On St. Thomas, the forum will be held at the Windward Passage Hotel. While admission is free, space is limited on both islands. To register, contact Dr. Sandra Ross on St. Croix at (340) 692-1919. On St. Thomas contact Andrea Plunkett at (340) 693-1173 or Maritza Swan at 776-9200 ext. 2334.

Reichhold Bringing Family Fun to St. Croix, St. Thomas with Rhythmic Circus

UVI's Reichhold Center for the Arts is promising affordable, family fun when it brings the Rhythmic Circus dance company to the territory. Shows are set on St. Croix on Friday, Oct. 8, at Island Center, and on St. Thomas on Saturday, Oct. 9, at the Reichhold Center.

Rhythmic Circus, an innovative live performance company, explores rhythm as they play off a wide array of musical genres from Minneapolis funk to salsa. With elaborate costumes and music from their seven-piece funk band, Rhythmic Circus leaves audiences on their feet and dancing in the aisles.

Both shows start at 7 p.m. Tickets are $26, $16 and $13. They are available from the Reichhold Box Office at (340) 693-1559, online at www.reichholdcenter.com and via e-mail at boxoffice@riechholdcenter.com. Ticket outlets on St. Thomas are Urban Threadz, V.I. Bridal and Tuxedo, Essentric Shoe Boutique, Home Again and the UVI Bookstore. On St. Croix, buy tickets at Urban Threadz, Riddims, Alliance Clothing and the UVI Bookstore. Tickets are available at Connections on St. John.

St. John residents can also take advantage of a special discount shuttle service between Red Hook and the Reichhold Center. For information call (340) 693-1559.

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Discounted Wellness Center Rates Announced for UVI Employees

UVI employee discount rates for memberships and for individual classes at the newly opened Wellness Center on the St. Thomas campus have been announced. 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.

The Wellness Center will begin accepting employee memberships on Oct. 2. Complete details on sign-up and payment are available from the Wellness Center and from this Faculty/Staff Rate and Information Sheet . Beginning Oct. 4, the center will be 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.

The Wellness Center opened on Friday, Sept. 24. The 6,250 square-foot facility provides space and state-of-the-art equipment for aerobics, cardiovascular and weight training. Photos from the grand opening are featured on the UVI Today... photo blog which is available from the UVI homepage - www.uvi.edu - or this direct link .

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

HR Announces 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.

Reichhold Offers Payroll Deduction for UVI Employee Ticket Purchases

UVI employees are encouraged use payroll deductions to purchase tickets to Reichhold Center for the Arts shows. Employees should visit the Reichhold Ticket Office to sign an authorization form. This allows employees to spread the cost of tickets over four easy payments. For details, call 693-1559. Visit www.reichholdcenter.com for a list of upcoming performances.

VI-WRRI Seeking Research Proposals for 2011-2012

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

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

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

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

UVI Health Services Provides Dengue Virus Information to University Community

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

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

UVI's Dengue Virus Information Package Includes

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

outbreak statistics from the V.I. Department of Health

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

details of how the virus is transmitted

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

a discussion of treatments

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

Student Testing Notes...

Free EPE Tutorial Session Offered Oct. 9 on St. Thomas Campus

A free tutorial session for the English Proficiency Exam will be offered from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 9, in Humanities Building Room 200 on the St. Thomas campus. The tutorial is open to all UVI students.

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. CLEP tests will be administered on Sept. 30, Oct. 13, Oct. 26, Nov. 12, and Nov. 18, in the CATS computer lab (CA Building Room 123).

Students can register for the test at the front desk of the Office of Access and Enrollment Services, located on the first floor of the Administration and Conference Center. Test candidates must report to the test site no later than 9:30 a.m. on each test day with appropriate identification and form of payment. Acceptable forms of identification include a current driver's license, state or federal ID, a current passport, tribal ID card, naturalization card or certificate of citizenship. See page 25 of the 2010-2011 UVI Catalog for details on CLEP tests accepted by UVI.

The cost associated with CLEP is $77 per test (payable to College Board) and an additional administrative fee of $15 (payable to UVI prior to the test date). Payment must be made in the form of check, money order, or credit card; cash will not be accepted.

Students may e-mail cmorris@uvi.edu for additional information.

Fall CLEP Test Schedule for St. Croix Campus

The College Level Examination Program (CLEP) test dates for the Fall 2010 semester have been finalized on the St. Croix campus. CLEP tests will be administered on Oct. 7, 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 in the Access and Enrollment Services Office in Evans Center Room 811.

Testing begins promptly at 8:30 a.m. on each test date. Latecomers will not be allowed to take the test. Click here to view page 25 of the 2010-2011 UVI Catalog for details on CLEP tests accepted by UVI.

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

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

Fall Semester Computer Literacy Exam Dates

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

St. Thomas CLE Schedule

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

Tuesday, Oct. 12, 2010

Friday, Oct. 29, 2010

Wednesday, Nov. 17, 2010

St. Croix CLE Schedule

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

CLE C - Saturday, Oct. 9, 2010

CLE D - Tuesday, Nov. 9, 2010

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

CLE C - Saturday, Oct. 2, 2010

CLE D - Tuesday, Nov. 2, 2010

CELL Notes...

CELL Offers Human Resources Certification Course on St. Thomas, St. Croix

Human Resource professionals who wish to obtain nationally recognized certification can now take advantage of a preparatory course offered by UVI's Community Engagement and Lifelong Learning (UVICELL) Center. The course will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. starting Monday, Oct. 4, at the UVICELL Center on the St. Thomas campus. On St. Croix, sessions will be held from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. starting Tuesday, Oct. 5, at the Joseph A. Simpson Building in Frederiksted.

The certification review course provides a solid foundation for meeting human resource challenges found in today's demanding work environment and prepares professionals to achieve their Professional in Human Resources (PHR®) or Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR®) designation. Certification is awarded by the Human Resource Certification Institute (HRCI) and signifies that human resource professionals have achieved the industry certification that sets them apart as true professionals in their field.

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

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

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

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

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