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Bulletin Board for January 27, 2011

New and Updated Items for Thursday, Jan. 27, 2011

Michael Bolton to Perform at Reichhold Center on Jan. 29

Michael Bolton, one of the music industry's most successful and accomplished artists, performs 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 call (340) 693-1559 or purchase online from the Reichhold Center websit - www.reichholdcenter.com. St. John residents are encouraged to sign up for the discount shuttle service between Red Hook and the Reichhold Center by calling (340) 693-1559.

Online Registration Available for Male Empowerment Conference

An online registration form is now available for individuals interested in participating in a male empowerment conference at the University of the Virgin Islands on St. Thomas on Feb. 8, and on St. Croix on Feb. 10. The conference, which is designed to help male high school juniors and seniors, and young men who want to return to the academic track realize their potential, is organized by UVI and the Virgin Islands Department of Education. The theme is: "Man-Up: Realize your Potential - Tools and Resources for Males on the Journey Toward a Successful Life." The fundamental message is that there is something very powerful about staying on an academic path and attaining a post-secondary education.

The conference keynote speaker will be American businessman and motivational speaker Farrah Gray, a self-made millionaire by the age of 14. The internationally recognized R&B singing, rapping and songwriting duo known as Rock City (V.I. natives and brothers Timothy and Theron Thomas) is slated to perform.

A news release is available on the UVI homepage - www.uvi.edu - and from this direct link. Click here for the Man Up Online Registration Form. Posters for the conference are also available from the news release page.

Free HIV/AIDS Testing Offered Feb. 7 on St. Thomas Campus

Monday, Feb. 7, 2011, has been designated Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day on UVI's St. Thomas campus. Free HIV/AIDS testing will be available for any members of the UVI community from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 7, at the UVI Bookstore parking lot. The testing is sponsored by the UVI Health Services Office and HOPE, Inc. For more information contact Health Services Supervisor Ronda Herbert at (340) 693-1124.

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.  

Dean to Begin Luncheon Meeting Series Feb. 1 with STEM Majors on St. Thomas

The UVI STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) social club invites all interested STEM majors to join with Dean Camille McKayle at 11:30 a.m. on the first and third Tuesdays of each month, beginning Tuesday, Feb. 1, in the Dining Pavilion on the St. Thomas campus. Dr. McKayle, dean of UVI's College of Science and Mathematics, will be on hand to speak informally with the students. For more information contact UVI STEM President Kavita Balkaran at kavibalk009@gmail.com.

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. 9, 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.

Other Current Items...

Applications for Miss UVI Ambassadorial Competition Accepted Through Today

Applications for the Miss UVI Ambassadorial Competition are being accepted on both campuses through 4 p.m. today (Jan. 27). The competition is tentatively scheduled for April 9. Miss UVI serves as a goodwill ambassador for the University. The winner of the competition is offered a full tuition, room and board scholarship for the fall and spring semesters.

On St. Croix, applications are available at the Student Government Association Office and the Student Activities Office. For more information, contact Malkia Morton at sgastx@myuvi.net. On St. Thomas, applications are available from the Student Housing Office. For more information contact UVI Student Housing Office at (340) 693-1110.

Mr. Kool Competition on St. Thomas Campus Seeking Participants

Individuals interested in vying for the title of UVI Mr. Kool on the St. Thomas campus are encouraged to pick up an application from the Student Housing Office. The deadline to apply as a contestant in the UVI Mr. Kool Competition is 4 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 4. The Mr. Cool Competition is tentatively scheduled for April 16. For more information contact the UVI Student Housing Office at (340) 693-1110.

St. Thomas Campus Graduating Class Meeting set for Friday, Jan. 28

A meeting of UVI's St. Thomas campus 2011 graduating class is scheduled for 6 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 28, in Teacher Education Room 101. For more information contact Student Government Association President Charlesworth McCarty, Jr., at (340) 693-1098 or send email to 900052997@myuvi.net.

Purchasing Department Seeks Bids on Used Vehicles for Sale on St. Thomas

The University of the Virgin Islands is accepting sealed bids on six used vehicles for sale on the St. Thomas campus from Jan. 24, through 3 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 3. Bid forms are available from the UVI Purchasing Department (Room 231 of the Administration and Conference Center) from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. - Mondays through Fridays - from Jan. 24 through Jan. 31. Details of the vehicles to be sold are available from the News and Info page of the Purchasing section of the UVI website - www.uvi.edu - and from this direct link. For more information contact Valderie Abramsen at 693-1483.

Free VIUCEDD Workshops for Siblings/Care Takers of Disabled Set for Feb. 7 & 9

Workshops for the siblings, family members, caretakers and service providers of persons with developmental and mental health disabilities will be offered at UVI on St. Thomas on Monday, Feb. 7, and on Wednesday, Feb. 9, on St. Croix. The workshops are hosted by the University of the Virgin Islands-Virgin Islands University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (VIUCEDD).

Both sessions will run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The St. Thomas workshop will take place in UVI's Administration and Conference Center. On St. Croix the workshop will be held in the Great Hall, located in the North West Wing Building.

The workshops will address the specific concerns and the unique needs of siblings and family members. Continuing support and future care planning will also be covered.

The workshops are free and breakfast and lunch are included. For more information or to register, contact Andrea Plunkett at (340) 693-1173 (e-mail: aplunke@uvi.edu) or Maritza Swan at (340) 776-9200 ext. 2334 (e-mail: mswan@uvi.edu).

Students Encouraged to Explore TMCF Scholarship Opportunities

Interested UVI students are encouraged to explore scholarship opportunities organized by the Thurgood Marshall College Fund (TMCF) and several national organizations. Specific opportunities are available to students who are also outstanding community leaders who exemplify the values of volunteerism and service. The scholarships cover a variety of fields - business, finance, hospitality, tourism, and ROTC programs. Latisha Ramsey, the Thurgood Marshall College Fund Student Ambassador for UVI, has prepared an overview of currently available scholarships. Click to read TMCF Scholarship Opportunities (PDF file.) The application deadline is Jan. 31, 2011. More information and applications are available from the TMCF website: www.thurgoodmarshallfund.org. Interested UVI students can also contact Latisha Ramsey at 910061547@myuvi.net.

UVI CELL Items...

UVICELL to Offer Basic QuickBooks Training on St. Thomas

The University of the Virgin Islands - Community Engagement and Lifelong Learning (UVICELL) Center will offer a course for individuals and small businesses who are interested in learning to use QuickBooks, the full-featured small business accounting software.

Introduction to QuickBooks will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. on Tuesdays and Wednesdays beginning Feb. 2, on the St. Thomas Campus. Participants will learn how 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 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.