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Bulletin Board for February 14, 2011

New and Updated Items for Monday, Feb. 14, 2011

University Budget Committee Fiscal Year 2012 Recommendations Available Online

A slide show outlining UVI fiscal year 2012 budget recommendations presented by the University Budget Committee to UVI President Dr. David Hall at the open informational forum held on Feb. 9, is now available from the Administration and Finance Section of the UVI website - www.uvi.edu - and from this direct link.

UVI Financial Aid Awareness Week Opens Tuesday, Feb. 15 on St. Thomas

UVI Financial Aid Awareness Week activities open Tuesday, Feb. 15, on the St. Thomas campus, with a Financial Aid Open House in the Administration and Conference Center from 10 a.m. to noon. A similar week of Financial Aid Awareness activities was conducted last week on the St. Croix campus. UVI's Financial Aid Offices and the College Access Challenge Grant sponsored the sessions on both campuses.

A Financial Aid Night on St. Thomas - with a session titled "How to Pay for College" - for high school juniors and seniors and their parents follows from 6 to 8 p.m. today in the first-floor conference room of the Administration and Conference Center.

Additional activities continue through Friday, Feb. 18, on St. Thomas. A complete schedule is available from the Financial Aid section of the UVI web site - www.uvi.edu - and from this direct link. For more information contact UVI's Financial Aid Offices at (340) 692-4193 on St. Croix or (340) 693-1094 on St. Thomas.

Flu and HPV Vaccinations Offered Feb. 15 on St. Croix Campus

Free flu and HPV vaccinations will be offered for members of the University community at the UVI Health Services Center on the St. Croix campus from 10 a.m. to noon on Tuesday, Feb. 15. The vaccinations are offered by the Virgin Islands Department of Health Immunization Clinic and UVI's Health Services Center on St. Croix. For more information call (340) 692-4298.

'Street Beat' to Bring Hip Hop Dance Show to St. Croix, St. Thomas

"Street Beat," a critically acclaimed percussion and hip hop dance show that plays to sold-out audiences around the country, will present shows at Island Center on St. Croix on Feb. 18 and on St. Thomas, at UVI's Reichhold Center for the Arts, on Feb. 19. The shows are part of the Reichhold Center's Family Series and are presented along with the Virgin Islands Department of Education. "Street Beat" employs trash cans, paint buckets and auto parts to create its unique hip sound, while adding high energy and astonishing acrobatics.

Both shows start at 7 p.m. Ticket outlets include Urban Threadz, V.I. Bridal & Tuxedo, Essentric Shoe Boutique, Home Again, the UVI Bookstore and the Reichhold Box Office on St. Thomas. They are available from Connections on St. John. On St. Croix tickets are sold at Urban Threadz, Riddims, Alliance Clothing and the UVI Bookstore. For more information contact the Reichhold Center Box Office at (340) 693-1559 or visit the Reichhold website: www.reichholdcenter.com.

40th Annual USVI Agriculture and Food Fair Opens Feb. 19

Opening ceremonies for the 40th Annual USVI Agriculture and Food Fair are slated for 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 19. The fair, which annually draws up to 30,000 visitors, is hosted annually by UVI's Cooperative Extension Service, along with the V.I. Department of Agriculture, the V.I. Department of Tourism and the V.I. Department of Health.

The fair's agricultural and craft exhibits, entertainment and food can be found at the Rudolph Shulterbrandt Agricultural Complex in Estate Lower Love, St. Croix. Gates are open daily from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Admission is $6 for adults, $3 for children and $4 for senior citizens.

UVI Concert Band Black History Month Concert Set for Feb. 20

The University of the Virgin Islands Concert Band will perform a Black History Month Concert at 5 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 20, at Emancipation Garden on St. Thomas. UVI Professor Austin Venzen, who directs the band, has invited the participation of conductors from Virgin Island junior and senior high school bands, as well as the conductor of the V.I. National Guard Band. For more information call (340) 693-1192.

UVI to Host Seminar on Lionfish in the VI and the Caribbean on Feb. 24

UVI will host a seminar on the "Lionfish in the US Virgin Islands and the Caribbean" scheduled from 1 to 2 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 24, in Evans Center Room 401 on the St. Croix campus and available via video conference in Business Building Room 110 on the St. Thomas campus. The seminar will be presented by Joe Gulli, president of The Caribbean Oceanic Restoration and Education (CORE) Foundation. The CORE foundation has developed a Lionfish management program designed to locate and remove Lionfish from Caribbean waters while educating both residents and visitors on the threat that Lionfish pose to Caribbean fisheries and tourism.

For more information, please contact Dr. Bernard Castillo via e-mail at bcastil@uvi.edu or call (340) 692-4028.

UPR-Humacao Forfeits to Buccaneers; Next UVI Home Games Slated Feb. 26

UPR-Humacao forfeited Saturday's planned game with the UVI Buccaneers men's squad. The Humacao team was not able to travel to St. Thomas for the game due to budget cuts imposed on the University of Puerto Rico system.

UVI's next home games, which have been designated as Homecoming, are slated for Feb. 26, against the University of Sacred Heart. The Lady Bucs game is set for 6 p.m. The Buccaneers match-up is scheduled for 8 p.m.

March 4 Deadline Set for 2011 Cap and Gown Measurements on St. Croix

March 4 is the deadline for students who expect to graduate in 2011 to provide cap and gown measurements at the UVI Bookstore on the St. Croix campus. Failure to provide measurements in a timely manner will result in a late fees being attached to regalia orders.

Class Ring Representative to Visit Feb. 15

A representative of the Herff Jones company, which provides university class rings, will be available at the St. Croix campus Bookstore from 2 to 4 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 15.

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.

NIH to Host Regional Meeting on Aging Research in April on St. Thomas

The U.S. Virgin Islands will host a National Institutes of Health (NIH) regional meeting on aging research in April. The meeting is designed to provide information on existing opportunities for research and training, provide hands-on technical assistance in grant writing, solicit advice on the design of new research opportunities, and gain strategies for recruiting underrepresented students and investigators to aging research.

The National Institute on Aging and the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities Director's Regional Meeting will be held on April 7 and 8, on St. Thomas. Individuals who should attend this meeting include health science professionals and students within health science research institutions with an interest in beginning or strengthening their aging research expertise and/or portfolio.

Web registration is now available; the application deadline is Friday, March 25th, 2011. For additional information on this meeting please contact Andrea Griffin-Mann at (301) 496-0765 or send e-mail to griffinmanna@mail.nih.gov.

Other Current Items...

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. A program overview and admission criteria are available from the UVI web site - www.uvi.edu. 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.

Students Invited to Enter TMCF Black History Essay Contest; Deadline Feb. 21

UVI students are encouraged to participate in a Black History Month Essay Contest sponsored by the Thurgood Marshall College Fund (TMCF). The contest is open to all students attending TMCF member schools, including UVI. The subject of the essay is: The credibility and relevance of HBCUs has been increasingly under attack. What can be done to prove adversaries wrong and protect the existence of our schools?

Essays are limited to 500 words. One entry per student is allowed. The submission deadline is Feb. 21, 2011. The first-place prize is an iPad, the second-place winner will receive an iPod Touch and an iPod Nano goes to the third-place entry. Winners will be notified via email and announced on TMCF's website on Feb. 28, 2011. More information and applications are available from the TMCF website: www.thurgoodmarshallfund.org. Interested UVI students can also contact UVI's TMCF Student Ambassador Latisha Ramsey via email at 910061547@myuvi.net.

Mocko Jumbies Sought for UVI Carnival Parade Contingent; Training Offered

UVI Professor Dr. David Smith is seeking members of the UVI community - students, faculty, staff and alumni - who would like to march in the 2011 Carnival Parade as a mocko jumbie. Dr. Smith, who annually organizes a mocko jumbie contingent from the University, is offering to train interested persons. "I have trained young kids to grandmas since the late 80s," writes Dr. Smith. "You can do it if you try." Interested persons should contact Dr. Smith by phone at (340) 693-1257 or send e-mail to dsmith@uvi.edu. According to Dr. Smith, "There is no better way to enjoy Carnival Parade than from above."

UVI Nursing: Public Notice

University of the Virgin Islands Baccalaureate Degree Nursing Program wishes to announce that we will host a site review for continuing accreditation of our Bachelors Degree nursing program.

You are invited to meet the visit team and share your comments about the program in person at a meeting scheduled for February 23, 2011 at 5:00 p.m. at UVI nursing building, room N206

Written comments are also welcome and should be submitted directly to:

Dr. Shannon Tanner,

Chief Executive Director

3343 Peachtree Road NE,

Suite 500

Atlanta, GA 30326

Or Email: sjtanner@nlnac.org

All written comments should arrive at NLNAC by February 18, 2011.

AKA Sets Fundraising/Recycling Fashion Show for Feb. 26 on St. Croix Campus

A fundraiser and recycling fashion show - Beauty and the Beat - will be held at 8 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 26, at the Cafetorium on UVI's St. Croix campus. The show is sponsored by the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. The show will include performances by Dennis De Mennis, Mada Nile, Stylee Band, Ellery Evans, Sparkle Lite Twirlers, Music in Motion and the UVI Dance Squad. The show's recycling theme will contribute the sorority's environmental stewardship and sustainability initiative - Going Green by Living Green. Tickets are $7 in advance and $10 at the door. They are available from AKA members and at the UVI Bookstore.

TMCF Scholarship and Internship Opportunities for UVI Students

Interested UVI students are encouraged to explore these scholarship and internship opportunities organized by the Thurgood Marshall College Fund (TMCF) and several national organizations.

Wells Fargo Offers Business and Finance Scholarships

The TMCF and Wells Fargo Financial will provide financial assistance to outstanding male and female African American students who are interested in careers in the business and finance industry. In addition to excelling in the classroom, these individuals should be leaders in the community and exemplify the values of volunteerism and service.

The Wells Fargo Scholarship provides academic scholarships of $4400 to students attending TMCF member schools with a focus on business or finance majors; although all majors are welcome to apply. This scholarship is eligible for annual renewal provided the scholars meet the GPA requirement and continue to demonstrate unmet financial need. More information and applications are available from the TMCF web site - http://thurgoodmarshallfund.net/student/well-fargo-scholarship.

Teach for America Paid Summer Internships Available

Teach for America is offering paid summer internship opportunity for several available operations coordinator positions. Operations coordinators manage summer training institutes to ensure that corps members are able to focus on their own professional development and student achievement. They receive a guaranteed salary ranging from $2,500 to $3,000, with room, board, and a portion of travel expenses also provided.

Teach For America will operate summer institutes this year in Atlanta, Chicago, Houston, Los Angeles, New York City, Philadelphia, Phoenix, and the Mississippi Delta. To find out more about the internships or to submit an application, visit www.teachforamerica.org/careers/institute. Interested UVI students can also contact TMCF Student Ambassador Latisha Ramsey at 910061547@myuvi.net.

ITS Issues FY2010 Annual Report Online

UVI's Information & Technology Services has posted its FY2010 Annual Report: "Onward and Upward On The Path To Greatness." The report - which features a photo of the ITS St. Thomas staff - discusses the investments and accomplishments of the past fiscal year and provides guidance on the projects, strategies and budgets for FY2011. Students will find information on how the Student Technology Fee was allocated. The report is available online from the ITS Publications section of the UVI web site - www.uvi.edu - and from this direct link.

IRP Announces Schedule for National Survey of Student Engagement at UVI

UVI's Office of Institutional Research & Planning (IRP) has announced it will administer the 2011 National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE) at UVI in collaboration with the Indiana University Center for Postsecondary Research from Feb. 8 through March 23, 2011.

The survey is designed to collect feedback from UVI freshman and senior students on both campuses. It will focus on the quality of student interactions with faculty and peers, how students spend their time, and what they gain educationally from classes and other activities. The results will help the University to assess the quality of its undergraduate programs and show where improvement is needed. Students selected for the survey will receive customized letters of invitation and survey packages from the Provost. Those who respond to the survey by April 28, 2011, will be entered into a gift drawing.

The complete announcement is available from the IRP section of the UVI website - www.uvi.edu - and from this direct link. More about the NSSE is available from the NSSE website: www.nsse.iub.edu. Individuals with questions about the project or interest in using the project's results should contact Institutional Research & Planning at irp@uvi.edu.

Health Services on St. Thomas Campus offers Stress Relief Hour

UVI's Health Services Office on the St. Thomas campus offers free, 10 minute chair massage sessions to any UVI students, faculty and staff on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. The "Health Services Stress Relief Hour" massage sessions feature natural healing resonance (sound and toning) therapy. Interested individuals should call (340) 693-1124 to make appointments or for more information.

St. Thomas Campus Bookstore Announces Graduation Deadlines

The UVI Bookstore on the St. Thomas campus has announced the following schedule concerning orders for commencement related items.

Deadline for graduate's measurements - March 10, 2011

Location: STT Bookstore; Time: 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Orders for college rings starting February 10, 2011

Location: Bookstore; Time: 1:30 PM-5:00 PM.

Student Testing Notes...

English Proficiency Exam Slated for April 7 at UVI

UVI's Spring semester English Proficiency Exam (EPE) for the University is scheduled for 8:30 a.m. on April 7, 2011.

On St. Thomas, the test will be administered in Rooms 223, 224 and 225 of UVI's Sports and Fitness Center. Students should be prepared to present an I.D. in order to be admitted. Students must register for the EPE in the Access and Enrollment Office located in the Administration and Conference Center building. For more information on St. Thomas, contact Dr. Vincent Cooper at (340) 693-693-1351.

On St. Croix, the exam will be administered in Rooms 302, 303, 305, and 308 of the Evans Center. Students are required to register at the Enrollment and Access Office in Room 807. Two EPE workshops are scheduled on the St. Croix campus, from 4 to 6 p.m. on Friday, March 18, and from 4 to 6 p.m., on Friday, April 1. The workshop venue is Evans Center Room 716. For more information on St. Croix, please Dr. Valerie Combie at 692-4126.

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

The schedule for Spring 2011 Computer Literacy Examinations (CLE) and the schedule for CLE Tutorials for UVI's St. Croix campus has been released.

Computer Literacy Examination Schedule

CLE C (03/09/2011)  WED 12:00-02:00 p.m.              NW133 Clavier M

CLE A (03/24/2011)  THU    12:00-02:00 p.m.              NW131 Clavier M

CLE D (04/09/2011) SAT      12:00-02:00 p.m.              NW131 Clavier M

Computer Literacy Examination Tutorial Scheduled

CLE C (03/02/2011) WED  12:00-02:00 p.m.              NW133 Clavier M

CLE D (04/02/2011) SAT      12:00-02:00 p.m.              NW131 Clavier M

For more information contact Marthious Clavier at (340) 692-4090 or send e-mail to: mclavie@uvi.edu.

CLEP Test Schedule for Spring 2011 Announced for St. Croix Campus

College Level Examination Program (CLEP) tests will be administered on the following schedule for the Spring 2011 semester on UVI's St. Croix campus.

Test Date                                                                                    Registration Deadline

Thursday, Feb. 24, 2011                                 Friday, Feb. 18, 2011

Thursday, March 17, 2011                          Friday, March 11, 2011

Thursday, April 14, 2011                              Friday April 8, 2011

Students can register for the tests in the Access and Enrollment Services Office in Evans Center Room 811. Testing begins promptly at 9 a.m. on each test date. Latecomers will not be allowed to take the test. The cost associated with CLEP tests is $77 per test; make check or money order payable to CLEP. An additional administrative fee of $15 is 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. More information is available from this St. Croix Campus CLEP Guidelines link. Students can also call (340) 692-4103 or 692-4158 for additional information.

CLEP Test Schedule for Spring 2011 Announced for St. Thomas Campus

Students are advised that the College Level Examination Program (CLEP) test dates for the Spring 2011 semester have been finalized on the St. Thomas campus. CLEP tests will be administered on Feb. 25, March 8, March 24 and April 11, in the CATS computer lab (CA Building Room 123). Students can register for the test at the Office of Access and Enrollment Services' front desk, located on the first floor of the Administration and Conference Center.

Test candidates must report to the test site no later than 9:30 a.m. on test days with appropriate identification and form of payment. Acceptable forms of identification include a current driver's license, state or federal ID, a current passport, tribal ID card, naturalization card or certificate of citizenship. The cost associated with CLEP is $77 (payable to College Board) per test and an additional administrative fee of $15 (payable to UVI prior to the test date). Payment must be made in the form of check, money order, or credit card; cash will not be accepted. More information is available from this St. Thomas Campus CLEP Guidelines link. Students can also send email to cmorris@uvi.edu for additional information.

UVI CELL Items...

UVICELL to Offer Bookkeeping Course Beginning in March

The University of the Virgin Islands - Community Engagement and Lifelong Learning (UVICELL) Center will offer courses for individuals interested in acquiring basic bookkeeping skills beginning in March on St. Thomas and St. Croix.

On St. Thomas, Intro to Bookkeeping will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. every Tuesday and Wednesday starting March 1, at the UVICELL Center on the St. Thomas campus. On St. Croix, classes will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. every Wednesday and Thursday starting March 2, at the UVICELL Center in Frederiksted.

Participants will learn to perform basic bookkeeping functions such as journalizing and posting business transactions, preparing basic financial statements, reconciling bank statements, preparing payroll and much more.

For more information or to register, call the UVICELL Center at (340) 693-1100 or visit http://cell.uvi.edu.

Basic Quickbooks Training Offered by UVICELL

UVI's Community Engagement and Lifelong Learning (UVICELL) Center is offering a course for individuals and small businesses who are interested in learning to use the full-featured small business accounting software - QuickBooks.

Introduction to QuickBooks will be held from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturdays beginning Feb. 26, at the UVICELL Center on St. Croix. Participants will learn to set up a standard list of accounts, manage accounts receivable and payable, reconcile bank accounts, track credit card transactions and much more.

For more information on the program or how to register, contact the UVICELL at (340) 693-1100 or visit UVICELL on-line at http://cell.uvi.edu.

UVICELL Offers Free Grant Writing Seminar

The University of the Virgin Islands' Community Engagement and Lifelong Learning (UVICELL) Center will offer a free seminar for anyone who has an interest in learning how to get grant funding. The seminar is titled Effective Proposal Development Process. It will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, March 10, at the UVICELL Center on St. Thomas.

The two-hour seminar will provide a brief overview on developing successful grant proposals and will serve as a precursor to the upcoming Grants and Proposal Writing Skills course which will also be offered in March. Participants will receive information on the entire grant writing process from laying the groundwork to reporting requirements.

For more information on this free seminar, call the UVICELL Center at 693-1100 or visit http://cell.uvi.edu.

Intermediate Bookkeeping Course Offered by UVICELL

UVI's Community Engagement and Lifelong Learning (UVICELL) Center will offer a course for individuals interested learning bookkeeping in order to function as an entry-level bookkeeper or manage their own books.

  On St. Thomas, Intermediate Bookkeeping will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. on Tuesdays and Wednesdays beginning March 29. On St. Croix, the course will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. on Wednesdays and Thursdays starting March 30. All sessions will be held at the UVICELL Center on St. Thomas and the UVICELL Center in Frederiksted, St. Croix.

Participants will to prepare basic financial statements, journalize and post accrual, reconcile a bank statement, prepare payroll and much more.

For more information or to register, call the UVICELL Center at (340) 693-1100 or visit http://cell.uvi.edu.