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Bulletin Board for January 10, 2011

New and Updated Items for Monday, Jan. 10, 2011

UVI Budget Hearings to Continue on Jan. 11; UVI Community Invited to Attend

UVI Budget Hearings are scheduled to resume at 9 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2011. The hearings will feature presentations by the University's various component heads and constituent leaders. All UVI Budget Hearing sessions will be videoconferenced to both campuses. They are open to the UVI Community.

The first session was held on Jan. 5. The Jan. 11 session is scheduled to include presentations by leaders from the following areas: the Office of the President, the Chief Information Officer, the Student Government Association-STC, the Vice Provost for Access and Enrollment Services, the UVI Staff Council, the Vice President for Administration & Finance, the Student Government Association-STT, the Campus Executive Administrator-STT, the School of Business and the Provost. This session will take place in Administration and Conference Center Room 142-1B on St. Thomas and in Evans Center Room 713 on St. Croix.

Individual presentations are scheduled for five minutes, with 15 minutes scheduled for questions and answers. For more information contact Associate Vice President for Budget and Financial Reporting Analysis Shirley Lake-King at (340) 693-1403 or send email to sking@uvi.edu .

UVI Bookstores Offer Extended Hours as Spring Semester Opens

The UVI Bookstores on both the St. Croix and St. Thomas campuses are offering extended hours as the 2011 spring semester begins. On St. Croix, the extended hours continue through Jan. 21. For details visit the Bookstore's website at STX Bookstore Hours . On St. Thomas, extended hours will continue through Jan. 22. For details visit the Bookstore's website at STT Bookstore Hours .

CES to Offer Free Clothing Construction Classes on St. Thomas Beginning Jan. 11

Free Clothing Construction classes will be offered by UVI's Cooperative Extension Service (CES) on St. Thomas on Tuesdays from Jan. 11 through March 15. Classes will meet from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. in Room 202 of the Cooperative Extension Service building on the St. Thomas campus. Students should bring scissors, thread and sewing pins.

For more information and to register for class, please contact Caryl Johnson, Ed.D. at (340) 693-1082 or Orpha Penn at 693-1080.

Male Empowerment Conference Slated for February at UVI

The University of the Virgin Islands and the Virgin Islands Department of Education will host a male empowerment conference on UVI's St. Thomas campus on Tuesday, Feb. 8 and on UVI's St. Croix campus on Thursday, Feb. 10, 2011. The theme of the conference is "Man-Up: Realize your Potential - Tools and Resources for Males on the Journey Toward a Successful Life." The primary focus of the conference is on high school males, young men who desire to get back on the academic track and community leaders. The fundamental message is that there is something very powerful about staying on an academic path and aiming for a university-level education.

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

UVI New Hires-Separations Report Posted for December 2010

The UVI Human Resources Department has released the University's New Hires, Promotions and Separations report for Dec. 1-31, 2010. The list is available to the UVI community via the HR Document Library on the HR/Benefits page of UVI's myCampus web portal and from this direct link .

Hassel Island Beach Cleanup Featured on UVI Today... Photo Blog

A group of UVI graduate students dubbing themselves "ecozationists" (derived from the terms eco and organizations) spearheaded a pre-Christmas beach cleanup on St. Thomas' Hassel Island. Joining the students in UVI's Masters of Marine and Environmental Studies program were members of the UVI Green Ambassadors student group, representatives from tour operator Virgin Islands Ecotours, members of the Environmental Association of St. Thomas-St. John and a number of UVI faculty. A photo from the cleanup is featured on the UVI Today... photo blog. The photo blog is available from the UVI homepage - www.uvi.edu - or from this direct link: http://uvitoday.blogspot.com/

Dr. Hall Among DST Sorority's Tribute To Trailblazers Honorees

The St. Thomas Alumnae Chapter of the Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. will pay tribute to five dynamic and outstanding organizations in the Virgin Islands community and the individuals representing them at a reception at 4 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 16, at the Marriott Frenchman's Reef Hotel and Beach Resort. Among the organizations to be honored are UVI's Brothers With A Cause and UVI President Dr. David Hall. Other organizations to be honored are Kidscope, Inc. (Dilsa Cadeville), HOPE, Inc. (Ivy Moses), SPARKS (Shereese Jurgen and Attroney Judy M. Gomez), and the Young Professionals Network (Vernon Araujo and Carlah Malek). The reception is titled "DST: A Tribute to Trailblazers."

Tickets for the event are $45. For tickets and additional information contact Cava Pemberton at (340) 626-0729 or Vernelle deLagarde at (340) 771-1825.

UVI to Close Jan. 17 for Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday

The University of the Virgin Islands will be closed on Monday, Jan. 17, in observance of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Day holiday.

St. Croix SGA Schedule 2011 Special Election

The Elections Committee of the St. Croix campus Student Government Association will host a Special Election from 11:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 9, on the Library Terrace (700 Level of the Evens Center). The committee is seeking students for the various leadership roles including treasurer and sophomore and junior senators.

Applications and election petitions are available in the Office of Student Activities. A mandatory meeting for candidates is scheduled for 1 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 8, in Evans Center room 716. For additional information contact SGA Elections Committee Chairperson Malkia Morton via e-mail at sgastx@myuvi.edu .

Michael Bolton to Perform at Reichhold Center on Jan. 29

Michael Bolton, one of the music industry's most successful and accomplished artists, will perform at UVI's Reichhold Center for the Arts on Saturday, Jan. 29. The show begins at 8 p.m. Bolton has sold more than 53 million albums and singles worldwide. Along with selections from his many classics - "Soul Provider," "How Am I Supposed to Live Without You" and "Love Is A Wonderful Thing" - he will perform music from his most recent album, "One World One Love," in which he collaborates with some of today's hottest acts, including Lady GaGa, R&B singer Ne-Yo and Jamaican sensation Tami Chynn. For details and ticket information visit the Reichhold Center website - www.reichholdcenter.com .

Other Current Items...

Students Invited to Apply for UVI Honors Program

Applications are now being accepted for admission into the UVI Honors Program. The Honors Program seeks to produce exceptional scholars and citizens by providing UVI student participants with enriched intellectual, leadership and outreach experiences designed to cultivate thoughtful, deliberative, articulate, ethically grounded, globally connected and actively contributing members of society. Interested students should review the criteria for admission and complete the application provided on the Honors Program website, which is available from the Academics section of the UVI website - www.uvi.edu - or from this direct link . Questions and completed applications should be forwarded to Honors Program Director Dr. LaVerne Brown (LBrown@uvi.edu).

Society of V.I. Historians to Hold 25th Annual Meeting Jan. 14 on St. Croix

UVI Professor Emeritus Dr. Arnold Highfield and part-time UVI Professor of Anthropology and History Dr. Betsy Rezende will be among the presenters at the 25th Annual Meeting of the Society of Virgin Islands Historians set for 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 15, at Government House in Christiansted, St. Croix. The meeting's theme is "Celebrating the 275th Commemoration of Christiansted Town." Drs. Highfield and Rezende are among seven presenters. Dr. Highfield will provide "An Overview of Christiansted Town." Dr. Rezende will join Anna Walbom in presenting a "Historic Viewing of 20 Rare Photographs: 1860-1917."

Other presenters include George F. Tyson (The Contributions of Africans to the Establishment of Christiansted Town), Poul Olsen (Fights, Frights and Fire Fighters: Social Conflict, Social Capital and the Christiansted Brand Corps), and Bill Cissel (The Military History of Christiansted Town).

A panel comprised of the historians and St. Croix National Park Service Superintendent Joel Tutein will address the theme: "Christiansted Town: Past and Future." The meeting is funded in part by the Virgin Islands Council on the Arts. For more information contact Dr. Altetha Baumann at (340) 692-4178.

St. Croix Student Affairs SYNERGY Newsletter Published

The Spring 2011 edition of SYNERGY, the St. Croix Student Affairs newsletter is now available from the Student Activities section of the UVI web site - www.uvi.edu - and from this direct link . The newsletter includes a welcome from the Student Affairs staff and photos of some students and staffers. Also featured are comments from several UVI students who attended the 10th Annual Thurgood Marshall Leadership Institute held last November in New York City.

CES to Begin Free Weight Management Workshops on St. Thomas in January

Two, six-week Weight Management Workshops will be offered to members of the UVI community and the general public beginning in January on St. Thomas. The free workshops, presented by Dr. Caryl Johnson, will focus on topics such as the food pyramid, portion size, energy balance, exercise, behavior modification and menu planning. Sessions are planned from noon to 1 p.m. on Tuesdays from Jan. 18 through Feb. 22, and on Thursdays, from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. from Jan. 20 through Feb. 24. The workshops are sponsored by the 4-H, Family and Consumer Sciences Program of the UVI Cooperative Extension Services (CES). Sessions will be held at the CES office in the New House Building on UVI's St. Thomas campus.

To register or for more information, contact: Dr. Caryl Johnson at (340) 693-1082, or Orpha Penn at (340) 693-1080.

2011 Afternoon on the Green Theme: 'Join UVI in Going Green...'

UVI's Afternoon on the Green Committee congratulates Dr. Noreen Michael for submitting the winning theme for the 2011 event. "Join UVI in Going Green, Afternoon on the Green 2011" was selected as the official theme by the committee. Dr. Michael is the chief of staff in the President's Office. Afternoon on the Green will be held on March 13, on the Herman E. Moore Golf Course on UVI's St. Thomas campus.

Students Encouraged to Submit Afternoon on the Green Artwork; Deadline Jan. 21

The University of the Virgin Islands Afternoon on the Green Committee has issued a call for artwork for the 2011 Afternoon on the Green. All amateur artists in the Virgin Islands are asked to submit artwork that depicts this year's theme, "Join UVI in Going Green, Afternoon on the Green 2011." The artwork should be submitted in PDF format via e-mail to UVI's Special Events Coordinator Liza Margolis at lmargol@uvi.edu . Each entry must include the artist's name, mailing address, e-mail address, telephone number and school (if applicable). Parents' names must be included for artists who are under the age of 18. Entries must be submitted no later than Friday, Jan. 21.

The selected artwork will be used in all Afternoon on the Green posters, flyers and t-shirts. The name of the winner will also be used in marketing efforts. High school and college students are especially encouraged to submit artwork. All entries will be displayed at Afternoon on the Green. This contest is a good way for amateur artists in the Virgin Islands to get exposure. For more information, contact Liza Margolis at 693-1053 or send e-mail to lmargol@uvi.edu .

SGA Accepting Applications for Miss UVI Pageant

The Queen's Committee of the St. Croix campus Student Government Association (SGA) has announced that Miss UVI applications are available at the SGA offices and Student Activities Office. Interested female students are encouraged to participate. The deadline for applications is 4 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 27. For more information, contact Malkia Morton at sgastx@myuvi.net .

Save the Date Notes...

March 12, 2011 - The Eighth Annual Spring Research Symposium will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. on Saturday, March 12, 2011, in the Cafeteria on UVI's St. Croix campus. Details are available from the Emerging Caribbean Scientists Programs web page - http://ecs.uvi.edu - or from this direct link .