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Bulletin Board for April 14, 2011

Daniella Henry Crowned Miss UVI for 2011-12

Daniella Henry was crowned Miss UVI for 2011-2012 during the Ambassadorial Competition held Saturday, April 9, at the Island Center for the Performing Arts on St. Croix. In addition to the overall title, Henry won the Miss Intellect, Miss Popularity and a share of the Best Business Wear segments of the competition. Shamelle Farrington and Danielle Christian, were named first runner-up and second runner-up, respectively. A news release with a photo of Miss UVI is featured on the UVI homepage - www.uvi.edu - and from this direct link.

Former Governor Turnbull Opens National Library Week at UVI

Former Governor and UVI Professor Emeritus Dr. Charles W. Turnbull gave the keynote address Monday, April 11, at a library celebration marking the beginning of National Library Week activities on the St. Thomas campus. Photos from the event are available on the UVI Today... photo blog or the UVI Facebook page. Use these direct links: UVI Today... | UVI on Facebook. Additional National Library Week activities for UVI's campuses on St. Thomas and St. Croix are posted on the Library section of the UVI website - www.uvi.edu - and this direct link.

UVI Senate Meeting Postponed Until April 29

The meeting of the UVI senate scheduled for Friday, April 15, has been postponed until Friday, April 29. The meeting time and venue remain the same. For more information contact Ardrina Scott-Elliott at (340) 693-1043 or via e-mail at aelliot@uvi.edu.

Presentations Set April 19 on the Salt River Bay Marine Research and Education Center

Two presentations and discussions on the proposed Salt River Bay Marine Research and Education Center (MREC) are scheduled for Tuesday, April 19, on UVI's Albert Sheen Campus on St. Croix. The first is slated for 9 to 10:30 a.m. in Evans Center Room 716. The second will take place from 6 to 7:30 p.m. in Room 143 of the Research and Extension Center.

The Salt River Bay Center - a partnership between a consortium of universities including UVI known as the Joint Institute for Caribbean Marine Studies (JICMS) and the National Park Service - is being developed on 73 acres of land jointly managed by the National Park Service and the Government of the Virgin Islands. The Atlanta architectural firm Lord, Aeck & Sargent has been contracted to complete a conceptual design for the facility. JICMS Project manager Joshua Gassman and Karen Koltes of the Department of the Interior's Office of Insular Affairs will be available at Tuesday's sessions to discuss the preliminary architectural program and potential linkages with the UVI campus. The JICMS consortium, which will operate the center, includes the University of North Carolina Wilmington, the University of the Virgin Islands, Rutgers University and the University of South Carolina. The Office of Insular Affairs provides oversight and technical assistance to U. S. territories.

For more information call Marcia Taylor at (340) 692-4046.

Hotel Rate Schedules for Traveling UVI Employees Updated

The schedules of hotel rates on St. Thomas and St. Croix for University employees traveling on University business have been updated. They are available from the News & Info page of the Purchasing Office section of the UVI website - www.uvi.edu - and from this direct link. Employees should refer to these rates when acquiring hotel vouchers from the Purchasing Office on St. Thomas or the Business Office on St. Croix.

'The Caribbean Writer' Issues Second National Poetry Month Newsletter

UVI's "The Caribbean Writer" continues its celebration of National Poetry Month with the release of a second newsletter. This issue - April 13, 2011 - includes a profile of and short poem by Dr. Noreen Michael, chief of staff in the UVI President's Office. Also featured are poems by UVI students Bibi Sabrina Donaie and Shawanna Tenisha Myers. Readers are also encouraged to enter the newsletter's contest "Test Your Poetic Knowledge" for a chance to win 'The Caribbean Writer's" 2011 Calendar-12 Months of Art & Poetry. The newsletter has been distributed via e-mail and is available from this direct link.

The first April newsletter focuses on National Poetry Month, with a series of goals for the observance and a feature article on Virgin Islander Tutti Highfield. The newsletter is available from this direct link. Both newsletters are also available on "The Caribbean Writer" Facebook page.

Second National Poetry Month Celebration Set at UVI on St. Croix on April 16

"The Caribbean Writer" is sponsoring the Second Annual National Poetry Month Celebration from 1 to 4 p.m. on Saturday, April 16, in the Great Hall of the North West Wing on UVI's Albert A Sheen Campus on St. Croix. All UVI students, alumni, faculty and staff, as well as members of the greater Virgin Islands community, are invited. Local poets Opal Palmer Adisa, S.B. Jones-Hendrickson, Smoothe Verse and Patricia Welcome will present works. UVI student poets who will participate include Sarah Greenaway, Shenelle Henry, Ramona Hobson and Glen Webster. High school poets Raijeen Edwards, Kaila Mitchell and Chasen will also read. For more information contact "The Caribbean Writer" at (340) 692-4152 or send e-mail to info@thecaribbeanwriter.org.

UVI Community Participation Invited for Earth Day, Reef Fest Activities

Members of the UVI community - students, alumni, faculty, staff - interested in participating in upcoming Earth Day and Reef Fest activities are asked to contact Christine Settar, the Marine Stewardship coordinator at UVI's Virgin Islands Marine Advisory Service. Send e-mail to csettar@uvi.edu or call (340) 693-1392.

Some upcoming activities include:

April 18 - VINE Pro-Enviro Fair - 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Antilles School - targeting middle and high school students and teachers. VINE is the Virgin Islands Network of Environmental Educators.

April 29 - Earth Day Fair - 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Cruz Bay, St. John, with Litter Stomp Parade at 9 a.m.

April 30 - St. John Reef Fest at Hawksnest Beach - noon to sunset

St. Croix Student Activities to Sponsor Fashion Show on April 16

A fashion show featuring selections from a number of local shops is scheduled for 7 p.m. on Saturday, April 16, at the Cafetorium on UVI's Albert Sheen Campus on St. Croix. "All of the Lights" is sponsored by the St. Croix Office of Student Activities and the UVI Fashion Club. Tickets - available from the UVI Bookstore and Urban Threads - are $8 for UVI students and $12 for general admission.

'Perspectives' Features Work by 30 UVI Students; Launch Set April 19

BUZZ Media, a student-led media group, will launch its latest product, a collection of literary and visual works created by UVI students in the form of a book entitled: "Perspectives: A Collection of UVI Voices" from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 19, at the Ralph M. Paiewonsky Library on the St. Thomas campus. The event will feature readings by UVI students: Jamaica Hamilton, Recaldo Richardson and Chenelle Kuntz. Members of the UVI administration and faculty are expected to be in attendance, along with student writers and their families.

"Perspectives" is a publication aimed at showcasing the literary and visual work of students at UVI. It is also aimed at being a teaching tool that will motivate other students to aspire to become better writers and artists. The book includes the work of 30 UVI students who responded to the call for submissions at the beginning of the spring semester. Their submissions included poems, narratives, personal essays, short stories and research papers. For more information, contact Leslyn Tonge or Dr. Dolace McLean at perspectives@myuvi.net.

MMES Graduate Student to Defend Master Theses

A graduate student in UVI's Masters of Marine & Environmental Sciences (MMES) program will present a thesis defense seminar at 10 a.m. on Thursday, April 21. Members of the UVI community are invited to attend.

Stephen McCauley will defend the thesis entitled "Understanding differences in recovering Diadema antillarum densities following mass-mortality in the Caribbean: Testing hypotheses in St. Thomas, USVI." in the conference room of UVI's Center for Marine and Environmental Studies. Committee members are Dr. Teresa Turner (major advisor, UVI), Dr. Marilyn Brandt (UVI) and Dr. Linda Walters (University of Central Florida).

For more information contact Dr. John Barimo, director of the MMES program, at (340) 693-1457 or send e-mail to jbarimo@uvi.edu.

TMCF Seeking Scholarship Applications for 2011-2012 School Year

The Thurgood Marshall College Fund (TMCF) has opened its scholarship application process to all students seeking financial assistance for the 2011-2012 school year. TMCF scholarship recipients are awarded annually to students meeting the TMCF eligibility criteria for scholarship. Awards are made per semester based on a verification process designed to ensure students are meeting academic expectations and have an unmet financial need. All classifications of students are invited to apply for a TMCF scholarship.

TMCF scholarship requirements and programs accepting applications are featured at this link: http://www.thurgoodmarshallfund.net/student/scholarshipprograms.

UVI Students Entertain at Yacht Haven Grande

Students enrolled in Music 134 - Steel Band Ensemble - on UVI's St. Thomas campus took time to share their island culture with cruise ship and megayacht visitors at the Yacht Haven Grande marina on Wednesday, April 13. Instructor Shenelle Warner said her class, which meets for practice twice weekly, enjoyed the performance and the enthusiasm shown by their passing audience. Photos from the afternoon performance are available on the UVI Today... photo blog which is available from the UVI homepage - www.uvi.edu - and from this direct link.

Other Current Items...

Student Employee Appreciation Week Runs Through April 15 on St. Thomas Campus

UVI is conducting National Student Employee Appreciation Week activities through Friday, April 15, on the St. Thomas campus. Student employees were honored and the 2011 Student Employee of the Year were scheduled to be announced today (Thursday, April 14). Friday, April 15, has been designated "Funtivity Day," with supervisors and employees invited to join in games on the ball field east of the Sports and Fitness Center from 4 to 6 p.m.

'Old Story Time' Opens April 14 at UVI's Reichhold Center

UVI Little Theatre begins its spring semester production of "Old Story Time" by Trevor D. Rhone at 8 p.m. on Thursday, April 14, at the Reichhold Center for the Arts. The production, directed by David Edgecombe, continues nightly through April 19.

"Old Story Time" is the story of Len Tomlinson (Noel Charles) and his mother, Miss Aggie (Heather Hogarth Smith), told amusingly by Pa Ben (George Silcott, Jr.), a caring neighbor. Miss Aggie is a salt-of-the-earth Caribbean woman 'from country' who has nothing but the highest ambitions for her son, Len. Tickets - $10 for students and $20 for adults - are available at the UVI Bookstore, the Humanities Building, Natural Livity and the Reichhold Center Box Office. For details, call (340) 693-1559 or 693-1340.

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

UVI 2011-2012 Scholarship Application Deadline is April 15

Students have until April 15 to apply for 2011-2012 scholarships at the University of the Vrigin Islands. UVI accepts scholarship applications from high school, undergraduate, graduate and international students. Applications are available from the Financial Aid pages of the UVI web site - www.uvi.edu - and from this direct link. They can also be obtained from Financial Aid Offices at UVI and from high school counselors.

Completed applications should be submitted to the University of the Virgin Islands Financial Aid Office Financial Aid Offices on St. Croix at RR 1, Box 10,000, Kingshill, VI 00850-9681 or on St. Thomas at #2 John Brewers Bay, St. Thomas, VI 00802-9990. For more information contact UVI's Financial Aid Offices at (340) 692-4193 on St. Croix or at (340) 693-1090 on St. Thomas.

UVI Accepting Applications for the Master of Arts in Psychology Program

The University of the Virgin Islands is accepting applications from students interested in enrolling in its Master of Arts in Psychology with a concentration in counseling program for the Fall 2011 semester. The MAP program is designed to provide students with the necessary academic knowledge base, problem solving skills and experiential opportunities to allow them to work in a variety of social service and counseling settings. This graduate Psychology program seeks to prepare practitioners to use the science of psychology for the promotion of human well-being, specifically in the provision of psychological services to children, adolescents, and families in the mental health, judicial, and educational systems. It provides some with a stepping stone toward licensure.

Details on the program and admission criteria are available from the UVI web site website - www.uvi.edu - and from this direct link. Interested applicants can also contact Dr. Lucia DiMeo on St. Croix at (340) 692-4264 or Dr. Angela Adams on St. Thomas at (340) 693-1258 for more information.

Essay Contest for UVI Students on St. Croix to Mark National Library Week

National Library Week 2011 (April 11-17) is a time to celebrate the contributions of libraries and librarians within the communities they serve. This year UVI's library on St. Croix has planned several activities to celebrate NLW in keeping with the National theme - "Create Your Own Story @ Your Library."

As part of this annual event, UVI students on St. Croix are invited to participate in a short essay contest. Essays should be 300 to 400 words on the subject "What is your most memorable Library experience that contributed to your educational success?" The contest's top prize is a $75 gift certificate to the UVI Bookstore. Entries must be submitted no later than Friday, April 15. Click here for complete Essay Contest Rules and Details. For more information call the library at (340) 692-4130.

37th Annual Employee Service Awards Set April 12 on St. Thomas, April 14 on St. Croix

The University of the Virgin Islands will conduct the 37th Annual Employee Service Awards ceremonies on Tuesday, April 12, on St. Thomas and on Thursday, April 14, on St. Croix. The 2011 theme is "Embracing Change." Ceremonies begin at 12:30 p.m. on both campuses. On St. Thomas the event will take place in the Sports and Fitness Center. The venue on St. Croix's Albert Sheen Campus will be the Great Hall in the North West Wing. A buffet style lunch will be served. For more information contact UVI's Human Resources Office at 693-1410.

V.I. Writing Project 2011 Summer Institute Application Deadline is April 15

The Virgin Islands Writing Project invites teachers to register for the 2011 Summer Institute to be held on St. Thomas and St. Croix, simultaneously, from June 20 to July 13. Teachers may obtain applications from their schools. They can also get information from Professor Valerie Combie by calling (340) 692-4126 or sending e-mail to: vcombie@uvi.edu.

37th Annual Academic Awards Program on St. Croix Slated for April 16

The 37th Annual Academic Awards Program for UVI Students on St. Croix is scheduled for 6 p.m. on Saturday, April 16. This event will be held in the Great Hall of the North West Wing building. For more information contact Dr. Kenny A. Hendrickson at (340) 692-4124 or send e-mail to khendri@uvi.edu.

Senior ROTC Program Plans Paintball Tournament for April 16 on St. Thomas Campus

The Senior ROTC Program of the University of the Islands will present the first annual "SROTC Paintball Tournament" from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, April 16, at the golf course on the St. Thomas campus.

Interested individuals 16 or older are encouraged to attend the event. A sign-up sheet is located at UVI's Ralph M. Paiewonsky Library. The registration fee is $30 per person and $120 per team. Food and drinks will be on sale. Live music and entertainment will be provided. The competition will include teams representing various organizations island-wide. Preliminary, semi-final and final rounds are planned. For more information contact Stanley Barbel, president of the UVI SROTC Club at (340) 690-5175.

47th Annual Academic Awards Ceremony Slated April 17 on St. Thomas

The 47th Annual Academic Awards Ceremony for UVI students on St. Thomas will be held at 3 p.m. on Sunday, April 17, in the Sports and Fitness Center. For more information, contact Dr. Kimarie Engerman (340) 693-1277 or send e-mail to kengerm@uvi.edu.

Center for the Study of Spirituality and Professionalism to Open April 18

The University of the Virgin Islands will launch its new Center for the Study of Spirituality and Professionalism with a daylong symposium featuring local, regional and national speakers who will offer dynamic presentations centered around the theme, "Spirituality and Professionalism: Nurturing the Whole Person." The launch will begin at 10 a.m. on April 18, in the St. Thomas campus Administration and Conference Center first floor conference room, and will be teleconferenced to the Great Hall in the Northwest Wing of the Albert A. Sheen Campus on St. Croix and to the University's new Academic Learning Center located at the Marketplace on St. John.

The Center for the Study of Spirituality and Professionalism (CSAP) represents one of the initiatives for greatness instituted by UVI President Dr. David Hall and will serve as a catalyst and a source of support for research in this field as it applies to the professions, particularly, law, business, health, education and counseling psychology. A news release is available from the UVI website - www.uvi.edu - and from this direct link.

Dr. David Gould Faculty Colloquium Rescheduled to April 19 on St. Thomas

A faculty colloquium featuring Dr. David Gould reporting on his sabbatical and Margin for Excellence Grant project is scheduled for 1 to 2 p.m. on April 19, on UVI's St. Thomas campus. It will take place in Business Education Room B110. (He presented on St. Croix on for April 5.) Dr. Gould's project was a translation of the Middle English poem "Pearl." It is forthcoming from the University Press of America. "Pearl" is one of the most intricate and beautiful poems in the English language; unfortunately it is written in a dialect of Middle English which is practically unintelligible to the modern reader. This translation is designed to make the poem accessible to a wider audience.

The presentation will include background information on the project and recitation of substantial portions of the poem. Refreshments will be provided by the Office of the Provost. For more information contact Dr. Gould at (340) 692-4103 or send e-mail to dgould@uvi.edu.

4th Annual Autism Conference to be Hosted at UVI on April 19 and 20

The University of the Virgin Islands-Virgin Islands University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (VIUCEDD) in collaboration with the Virgin Islands Autism Network (VIAN) will host the 4th Annual Autism Conference at UVI. The conference will be held on St. Thomas in the UVI Administration and Conference Center on April 19. On St. Croix, the conference will take place in the Great Hall of the Northwest Wing building on April 20. Both sessions will run from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Registration can be handled as follows:

Register online at http://viucedd.org under the Events tab.

On St. Thomas, contact Maritza Swan at (340) 693-1322 or send e-mail to: mswan@uvi.edu, or contact Andrea Plunkett at (340) 693-1173 or send e-mail to: aplunke@uvi.edu.

On St. Croix contact Sandra Pierre-Louis at (340) 692-4267 or send email to: slouis@uvi.edu.

Essence Magazine Legend Susan L. Taylor to Give Heath Series Lecture at UVI

Known for her grace, wisdom and influence for leading one of the most popular African-American women's magazines, magazine publishing legend Susan L. Taylor will be the featured speaker at the Alfred O. Heath Distinguished Lecture Series of the University of the Virgin Islands. Her presentation is titled, "Women and Health: the Search for Balance." Taylor will speak at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, April 20, at the Reichhold Center for the Arts on UVI's St. Thomas campus. She will also speak at 6 p.m. on Thursday, April 21, at the Great Hall on the Albert A. Sheen Campus on St. Croix.

Both lectures are free and open to the public. Seating will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. A news release is available from the UVI website - www.uvi.edu - and from this direct link.

UVI Community Urged to Vote for UVI in 'Retool Your School' Program

The University of the Virgin Islands has been announced as a finalist in The Home Depot's 2011 "Retool Your School" campus improvement grant program, designed to provide resources to Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). UVI is competing against 56 other HBCUs for $150,000 in grants for on-campus improvements. UVI is asking the Virgin Islands community to visit www.retoolyourschool.com each day until April 22, to vote for UVI's sustainable campus improvement project. One $50,000 major grant and ten $10,000 minor grants will be awarded. The Home Depot® will announce the winners on May 16. "We are encouraging everyone to log on daily to www.retoolyourschool.com and vote for UVI," said UVI's Director of Major Gifts Mitchell Neaves. The deadline vote is April 22.A news release is available from the UVI website -www.uvi.edu - and from this direct link.

BWC Planning Pre-Finals Academic Jams on St. Thomas, St. Croix

UVI's Brothers With A Cause organization will sponsor week-long academic jams on the University's campuses on St. Thomas and St. Croix from April 22 through 27. The jams are designed to create an atmosphere that allows students to sharpen their understanding of course materials in preparation for final exams through peer tutoring, group study and counseling. On-campus sessions are planned daily, stretching from 9 a.m. to 2 a.m.

On St. Thomas, sessions will be available daily - from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. - in the Campus Advising & Tutorial Services (CATS) office. Group study and tutorials will be offered daily in the Dining Pavilion from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. Access will also be available 24/7 in the Library Room 120 Computer Lab. On April 26 and 27 special sessions will be available in the VIP Room of the Sports and Fitness Center from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Counseling for individuals experiencing test anxiety will be available by appointment. Call (340) 693-1136.

On St. Croix, sessions will be available daily - from 9 a.m. to 2 a.m. - in the Campus Advising & Tutorial Services (CATS) office. Sessions for commuter students will be offered from 9 a.m. to midnight daily in the Residence Hall Seminar Room. Sessions for residential students will also be available in the Seminar Room from 9 a.m. to 2 a.m. daily. Access will also be available 24/7 in the North West Wing Room 120 Computer Lab. Counseling for individuals experiencing text anxiety will be available by appointment. Call (340) 692-4187.

For more information on St. Thomas, contact (340) 693-1112. For more information on St. Croix, contact (340) 692-4181.

Deadline to Apply for UVI Graduate Math Program for Teachers Is April 30

The third cohort of UVI's Master of Arts in Mathematics for Secondary Teachers (MMAT) program is scheduled to begin in August 2011. The program is for teachers of mathematics at the secondary level and prospective teachers with undergraduate degrees in mathematics. April 30, 2011 is the application deadline for the program. For an overview of the program, costs and requirements, visit the College of Science and Mathematics section of the UVI website - www.uvi.edu - or this direct link. More information is also available from Assistant Professor of Mathematics Dr. Vanere Goodwin at (340) 692-4115 or send e-mail to vgoodwi@uvi.edu.

UVI Accepting Applications for 'Math Behind the Science' Free Summer Program

UVI is accepting applications for its 2011 "Math Behind the Science" summer bridge program. The free program (previously called Summer Bridge2Calculus) is designed to enhance the mathematics preparedness of college-bound students who are interested in pursuing careers in science, mathematics, engineering, technology or medicine.

Math Behind the Science will prepare students to enter UVI's introductory calculus course and provide a foundation for success in that important course. Field trips, guest speakers and workshops are integrated into the five-week summer program. Sessions begin on June 20, and end with an awards ceremony on July 29. Recent high school graduates and current Math Skills students are eligible to participate in this program.

Applications for the program are due by May 25. More information and an online application form are available from the Summer Programs tab on the Emerging Caribbean Scientists web page - http://ecs.uvi.edu - and from this direct link. Click here for the application form.

UVI Accepting Master of Marine and Environmental Science Program Applications

The Master of Marine and Environmental Science program at the University of the Virgin Islands is now accepting application for the Fall 2011 semester. For more information please visit the web site: http://mmes.uvi.edu.

UVI Offers Used Washers, Dryers for Sale from Albert Sheen Campus on St. Croix

UVI will accept sealed bids for four washers and three dryers on St. Croix from Monday, April 4, through Monday, April 25, between the hours of 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day. Bid documents and instructions are available from the Campus Operations Office. Detailed descriptions, minimum bid levels, etc. are available from the document "Invitation for Bid No.C2011004/5," which is available from this direct link.

The washers and dryers - used in the Residence Hall on UVI's Albert Sheen campus - are located by the Delta M. Jackson Dorsch Complex. The equipment will be sold "as is." Only sealed bids will be accepted. The bid opening will be conducted at 4 p.m. on Monday, April 25, in the UVI Business Office Conference Room (Evans Center Room 138). Successful bidders will be notified within five working days by telephone and/or by mail. For more information contact Campus Operations at (340) 692-4161.

St. Thomas Senior Class Notes...

Class Ring Deliveries, Orders Available April 14

A representative for the company providing class rings will be available to take ring orders and distribute previously ordered rings at the Bookstore on the St. Thomas campus from 2 p.m. to closing on Thursday, April 14.

Graduating Class Meetings Slated for April 14-15

Meetings are for members of the St. Thomas graduating class of 2011 are slated at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 14, in Teacher Education Room 212, and at 6 p.m. on Friday, April 15, in Teacher Education Room 101.

Student Testing Notes...

Collegiate Learning Assessment Offered on Both Campuses Through April 15

The University of the Virgin Islands in conjunction with the Council for Aid to Education is conducting the Collegiate Learning Assessment (CLA) for graduating seniors. The opportunity for UVI seniors to take the Collegiate Learning Assessment continues through April 15, 2011. Seniors can sign up at the front desk of the library on either campus. They can also sign up with Prof. Jewel Brathwaite on St. Croix - (340) 692-4123 or jbrathw@uvi.edu - or Prof. Linda Wymer on St. Thomas - (340) 693-1346 or lwymer@uvi.edu. Dates and times are available each day of the week, and throughout the day, on both campuses.

Financial awards from $100 to $300 are available for seniors who participate and score 65 percentile and above. The CLA measures graduating seniors' knowledge in critical thinking, analytic reasoning, problem solving and written communication abilities.

CLA Test Information on St. Thomas

Dates: April 11 and 15, 2011 or by arrangement
Times: 6 to 7:30 p.m. or by arrangement

Locations: Labs 101 and 103 in the Classroom Administration (CA) Building

CLA Test Information on St. Croix

Dates: April 11 and 15, 2011 or by arrangement

Times: 6 to 7:30 p.m. or by arrangement

Location: Computer Lab

Student participation will help UVI with its national assessment and students will receive their scores from CLA. Cash awards are available to students who perform well. Graduating seniors who have attended UVI for all undergraduate years are invited to attend. For more information contact Professor Linda Wymer at (340) 693-1346 or lwymer@uvi.edu or Dr. Lonnie Hudspeth at 693-1315 or lhudspe@uvi.edu.

Spring 2011 Computer Literacy Examination (CLE) Schedule for St. Thomas

The final Computer Literacy Examination (CLE) will be offered on UVI's St. Thomas campus on Friday, April 15 - from 1 to 3 p.m. and from 3 to 5 p.m.

All exams will take place in Room 204E of the Business Education building. Students should visit the School of Business Office to sign up for the examination.

SBDC Notes...

V.I. SBDC Sets Dates for Annual Awards During Small Business Week May 23-27

The Virgin Islands Small Business Development Center (SBDC) has scheduled its 2011 annual awards ceremonies during V.I. Small Business week which will run from May 23 through 27. The ceremony on St. Croix will be held on May 26. The St. Thomas Ceremony is set for May 27. For more information call (340) 776-3206 on St. Thomas or (340) 692-5270 on St. Croix.