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Bucs Notch First Win 99-58 over Carolina; Host Central Bayamon for Homecoming Game for March 9
The UVI Lady Bucs and Buccaneers split home games on Friday, March 1, with the men's squad taking their first win of the season in convincing fashion, downing UPR-Carolina Jaguars, 99-58. The Lady Bucs opened the evening losing by just one basket, 49-48. The Bucs men's squad also downed Polytechnica, 83-71, in a game Saturday, March 2.
UVI's Homecoming basketball game for 2013 will pit the Buccaneers men's squad against Central Bayamon at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 9, at the UVI Sports and Fitness Center. The matchup is also the squad's final scheduled home game for the LIA season. Central Bayamon does not field a women's team.
The first 250 fans will receive Homecoming shirts. There will also be many other prizes given away during the game. Admission is free. UVI’s Cheerleaders and the Dance Team will perform.
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UVI Board of Trustees to Meet on Saturday, March 9
The University of the Virgin Islands Board of Trustees will meet at 9 a.m. on Saturday, March 9, in the Great Hall’s North West Wing on St. Croix’s Albert A. Sheen Campus.
The meeting will begin with regular session agenda items. UVI President Dr. David Hall will present the President's Report. He will be followed by Chairman's Comments from Board Chairman Alexander A. Moorhead. The Board will receive an updated report from the Research and Technology Park Board. Then the Board of Trustees will consider agenda items that require action. More information is available in a news release on the UVI homepage – www.uvi.edu – and from this direct link.
Roberta Flack Performs at UVI's Reichhold Center for the Arts on March 9
Singer, songwriter and musician Roberta Flack will grace the stage at UVI's Reichhold Center for the Arts at 8 p.m. on Saturday, March 9. For ticket details visit the Reichhold Center website: www.reichholdcenter.com.
Afternoon on the Green 2013 set for March 10
For good food, family fun and live entertainment all paths lead to the 2013 Afternoon on the Green staring at noon on Sunday, March 10, on the University of the Virgin Islands’ Herman E. Moore Golf Course on the St. Thomas campus. This year’s theme is “From Many, We Are One, on a Pathway to Greatness.”
There will be something for everyone at UVI’s annual friend raiser, now celebrating its 24th year. As in years past, the Afternoon on the Green will have $3 tastes of mouthwatering dishes, delectable sweet treats and local drinks. New this year will be a restaurant tent featuring chefs from popular local restaurants. More information is available in a news release on the UVI homepage - www.uvi.edu - and from this direct link.
UVI Charter Day Ceremony Set March 15; UVI Community Invited
UVI will celebrate its annual Charter Day with a ceremony on Friday, March 15. Students, faculty, staff and the community are invited to join as UVI celebrates its 51 anniversary. The ceremony will be held at 9 a.m. via videoconference in the Administration and Conference Center on the St. Thomas campus and the North West Wing Great Hall on the Albert A. Sheen Campus on St. Croix. This year’s theme is “Our Journey to Greatness.” It will focus on building upon UVI’s solid foundation, developed over the past fifty years, which has positioned the institution to expand its commitment to enhancing the lives of the people of the Virgin Islands and the wider Caribbean.
A panel of distinguished alumni and friends of the University will discuss the positive foundation they gained from UVI, how that foundation transferred to success in their present positions and achievements, and the role each of us can take to help UVI on “Our Journey to Greatness.”
There will be displays of the scholarly activities of students and faculty, and the work of various components of the University. In addition there will be presentations on the Historic Publication and Time Capsule as a culmination of the 50th Anniversary Golden Jubilee.
UVI’s Global Leaders Institute Expands Offerings, Gets New Name; Application Deadline April 2
The University of the Virgin Islands’ popular Summer Institute for Future Global Leaders in the Caribbean enters its 18th year with a brand new name, a wider array of opportunities and an expanded audience.
The new name is the Global Institute for Leadership and Management Development or GILMD. “The name change reflects our determination to expand the program to involve a wider array of participants and to offer programs at any time, instead of being restricted only to summer programs,” said GILMD Director Dr. Gabriel Ogunmokun. “The institute’s expanding focus also allows us to offer courses in both leadership and management, not just in leadership.”
Applications are now being accepted for the Institute’s traditional Certificate in Global Leadership Development Course that is scheduled for May 13 to 27, on UVI’s St. Thomas campus. The course has been expanded to admit professionals involved in all aspects of the general workforce, in addition to college graduate and undergraduate students, as in the past. The deadline to apply is April 2. Details are available in a news release on the UVI homepage – www.uvi.edu – and from this direct link.
Deadline for Students to Apply for UVI Spring Graduation March 15
UVI students who are prospective 2013 spring semester graduates must make a formal application to graduate by March 15, 2013. Applications are submitted online using the University’s BanWeb records system. To apply, login in to www.mycampus.uvi.edu. On the myCampus home page, select the BanWeb link, then the Students tab. Click on the Student Records link to find the Online Registration link. The graduation fee of $75 must be paid online. The fee covers the cost of the diploma, cap and gown. For more information, please call the Registrar's Office at (340) 693-1160 or the Associate Registrar at (340) 692-4103.
Deadline for Ordering Commencement Regalia Set for March 18 on St. Thomas Campus
UVI faculty and professional staff on the St. Thomas campus are reminded that the deadline to place orders for commencement regalia is March 18. The deadline for graduating students to be measured for their regalia is also March 18. The St. Thomas campus UVI Bookstore has announced that, in addition to accepting regalia orders, it has an inventory of used regalia for sale. For more information visit the Bookstore or call (340) 693-1560.
St. Croix Bookstore Commencement Regalia Deadline Set for March 18
UVI faculty and professional staff on the St. Croix campus are reminded that the deadline to place orders for commencement regalia is March 18. For more information visit the Bookstore or call (340) 692-4162. An Express Mail delivery fee will be charged for orders placed after March 18.
Last Call for Submissions for UVI 50th Anniversary Time Capsules; Deadline March 29
The Time Capsule Subcommittee of UVI’s Golden Jubilee Committee has issued a last call for submissions of historical items for inclusion in time capsules that will mark the University's first 50 years. The committee is also seeking letters from students, staff, faculty and alumni describing what they think UVI will be like in 50 years. There will be time capsules placed on both St. Thomas and St. Croix. Please submit items and/or letters for inclusion in the time capsules by March 29, 2013, to Raquel Silver at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (340) 692- 4061. The time capsules will be capped later this year, not to be opened for 50 years – in 2062.
Human Resources Office New Hires/Separations List Available for February 2013
The UVI Human Resources Department has released the University's New Hires, Promotions and Separations report for Feb. 1-28, 2013. The list is available to the UVI community via the HR Document Library on the HR/Benefits page of UVI’s myCampus web portal – http://mycampus.uvi.edu – and from this direct link.
Miss UVI Competition Set for April 6 on St. Croix
The 33rd Miss UVI Ambassadorial Competition is set for 7 p.m. on Saturday, April 6, at the St. Croix Educational Complex. Miss UVI pre-pageant interviews will take place from 4 to 7 p.m. on Sunday, March 24, at UVI’s Great Hall on the Albert A. Sheen Campus on St. Croix. The candidates are St. Thomas student Murchtricia Charles, a sophomore majoring in mathematics and computational biology, and St. Croix students Estella Obando and Denicia Suarz, both of whom are nursing majors.
UVI Sets English Proficiency Exam Set for St. Croix, St. Thomas on April 11
UVI’s English Proficiency Exam (EPE) will be administered on April 11 at UVI.
On the St. Thomas campus the EPE will be given in Rooms 223, 224 and 225 of the Sports and Fitness Center. The exam begins at 8 a.m. Students should bring blue or black ink pens, and a dictionary in hard copy, and white out, if needed. For more information, contact English Proficiency Exam Coordinator Dr. Vincent Cooper at (340) 693-1351 or email@example.com.
On the Albert A. Sheen Campus on St. Croix the EPE will be given in Rooms 302, 303, 305 and 308 of the Evans Center. Students should be seated with photo IDs by 8:30 a.m. For more information, contact Professor Valerie Combie at (340) 692-4126 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
VIUCEDD Plans Annual Autism Conference for April 17 and 18 at UVI
The Virgin Islands University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (VIUCEDD) will conduct the Virgin Islands’ 6th Annual Autism Conference on April 17, on St. Thomas, and April, 18, on St. Croix. Dr. Georgina Peacock, a medical officer and developmental-behavioral pediatrician at the National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will be the keynote speaker.
The conference, which is offered in collaboration with the Virgin Islands Autism Network, will run from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. each day. On St. Thomas it will take place in the UVI Administration and Conference Center. On St. Croix it will be held in the Great Hall on the Albert A. Sheen Campus. Early registration is available online by visiting http://autism.viucedd.org. For more information call (340) 692-4266 or send email to email@example.com.
UVI Community Invited to Website Committee Content Meetings
Students, faculty and staff are invited to attend a series of meetings to collaboratively share ideas for the next generation of the UVI website. The Website Content and Layout Subcommittee will meet weekly to develop content outlines for the gateways and non-departmental sections of the new website. Sessions and the planned areas of focus are:
· March 8 – Administration section
· March 15 – UVI homepage
· March 22 – Prospective Students gateway
· April 5 – Parents, Families & Community gateway
· April 12 – Educators & Guidance Counselors gateway
· April 19 – Research section
· April 23 – Access & Enrollment Services section
· May 3 – Academics section
· May 10 – Community Services section
· May 17 – Student Life section
All meetings will begin at 10 a.m. in the library conference rooms on both campuses. Upon request, video conferencing is available to the St. John Academic Center. For more information about the new UVI website, visit the Website Management webpage in the Public Relations section of the UVI website – www.uvi.edu – or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
UVI Employees Reminded to Keep Track of ‘10,000 Steps’ Progress Online; Signup Remains Open
UVI employees participating in the “Just Walk – 10,000 Steps A Day” wellness program are reminded to log their daily step totals into the dedicated 10,000 Steps website hosted by CIGNA, the V.I. Government’s health insurance provider. Watch for other 10,000 Steps promotional walks on both St. Croix and St. Thomas and feel free to join in.
Registration for the program remains open until March 22. Anyone interested in joining should visit this website click the link http://www.cornerstonefitness.com/uvi-viport/10ksteps.html to sign-up online. UVI Physical Plant and Security employees can register on paper at their department offices. All other employees must register online.
More information and the link to the online signup page are available from the Human Resources section of the UVI website – http://www.uvi.edu – and from this direct link. For more information contact Veda Richards at (340) 693-1429 or send email to email@example.com.
Other Current Items…
Call for Abstracts Issued for UVI Research Day 2013; Deadline March 8
The second annual UVI Research Day is scheduled for Saturday, April 6, 2013. UVI research faculty, teaching faculty and students are invited to submit abstracts of 200 words or less for research posters and roundtable discussions. Proposals are welcomed from all disciplines and on all topics to demonstrate the research talent at UVI. The formats – posters and roundtables – are intended to encourage the presentations and discussion of research projects at different stages of development, as well as to foster intellectual exchange and collaboration.
Faculty members are particularly encouraged to collaborate with students, assisting them in the development of abstracts and posters for UVI Research Day. The abstract submission deadline is Friday, March 8, 2013. There will be no extension of this deadline. Complete details on poster and roundtable requirements, plus submission information, are available from the Research section of the UVI website – http://www.uvi.edu – and this direct link.
Center for Spirituality and Professionalism to Host Ethics Workshops at UVI March 12 and 13
UVI’s Center for the Study of Spirituality and Professionalism (CSAP) will present a half-day ethics workshops titled “Resolving Ethical Issues in the Workplace” at UVI on March 12, on St. Thomas, and on March 13, on St. Croix. The workshops will feature the following panel: Attorneys Tamika Archer and Carol Jacobs, UVI education professor Dr. Nancy Morgan, UVI Vice President for Administration and Finance Shirley Lake-King and entrepreneur, consultant and performing artist Claudette Hinds-Young.
The sessions will take place from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the first-floor conference room of the UVI Administration and Conference Center on St. Thomas and in a room to be determined on the Alfred A. Sheen Campus on St. Croix. Participants should register online by Wednesday, March 6, using the CSAP website, which is available from the Communities tab of the UVI homepage – http://www.uvi.edu – and from this direct link.
Information is also available from the CSAP’s Dr. Wendy V. Coram at (340) 693-1499 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
UVI’s MBA Comprehensive Exam Set for April 5 on Both Campuses; Application Deadline is March 15
The University of the Virgin Islands Spring 2013 Master of Business Administration (MBA) Comprehensive Exam is scheduled to be administered from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Friday, April 5, simultaneously on the St. Thomas and Albert A. Sheen campuses. Exam locations are Teacher Education Room 103 on St. Thomas and Evans Center Room 405 on St. Croix.
Students who plan to take the exam must complete and submit an Application Petition by March 15. All information needed to prepare for the examination – including the Application Petition – is accessible through the MBA Program’s Blackboard site. Students should direct any questions to School of Business, MBA Program Director Dr. Utha Williams – at email@example.com.
IRP to Administer 2013 National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE) at UVI
UVI’s Office of Institutional Research and Planning (IRP) will collaborate with the Indiana University Center for Postsecondary Research to administer the 2013 National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE) at UVI from Feb. 5 through March 15, 2013. This survey will focus on selected freshmen and seniors. They will have the opportunity to voice opinions, share how they interact with faculty and peers, describe how they utilize time and say what they gained from their overall educational experience at UVI. The research is an essential step for the University as UVI works towards its accreditation review in 2015. Data collected will assist the administration, faculty and staff to implement changes for improving and meeting the needs of our students.
Additionally, when a student fully completes the whole survey, their name will be entered in a drawing for a chance to win one iPad. To learn more about NSSE, visit their web site at this link http://nsse.iub.edu. For questions about the project, contact Institutional Research and Planning at (340) 693-1010. Persons interested in viewing past NSSE reports, should visit our website link at this link this direct NSS link.
Afternoon on the Green Items…
Dishes Sought for UVI’s Afternoon on the Green
The University of the Virgin Islands annual Afternoon on the Green is set for noon to 5 p.m. on Sunday, March 10, on the St. Thomas campus’ Herman E. Moore Golf Course. The entire community is invited to the Afternoon on the Green for a day of food, family and fun.
The Afternoon on the Green Committee is looking for individuals and restaurants to be a part of this special event by contributing cooked dishes or food items. For more information or to find out how to contribute to the Afternoon on the Green, call UVI at 693-1040 or send e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Volunteers Sought for Afternoon on the Green
Volunteers are sought to assist with the 2013 Afternoon on the Green on March 10. UVI's annual "friendraiser," is seeking food servers, child game supervisors, bartenders, ticket collectors, persons to set-up and more. For more information or to volunteer, individuals should contact Volunteer Committee Chairperson Kyza Callwood at email@example.com, Colleen Wilson at firstname.lastname@example.org or call the UVI Office of Institutional Advancement at (340) 693-1040.