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Bulletin Board for October 4, 2011

St. Thomas SGA Sets Open Forum for Students on Oct. 7

UVI's St. Thomas campus Student Government Association will sponsor an open forum titled "Students Speak" at 12:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 7, in the campus Dining Pavilion. Students are encouraged to pose questions to UVI administrators and voice their concerns. This is planned to be the first in a series of open discussions with President Hall and members of the UVI Cabinet, according to the SGA.

Buccaneers Soccer Squad Returns to St. Croix to Host Metropolitan on Oct. 8

UVI's men's soccer team returns to Paul E. Joseph Stadium in Frederiksted, St. Croix, on Saturday, Oct. 8, where they will host Metropolitan University in LAI league play. The contest begins at 2:30 p.m. Admission is free.

The Bucs record stands at 0-0-2, after battling UPR-Carolina to a scoreless tie on Saturday, Oct. 1, on the road in Puerto Rico. View local media coverage of the Bucs: Young Bucs Still Seeking First Victory - Virgin Islands Daily News (http://virginislandsdailynews.com).

Follow the team, and Coach Yohannes Worede's comments on the upcoming match, on Facebook at "UVI Bucs Soccer Team" or at this direct link. Click here to view the 2011 UVI Soccer Schedule.

Visiting Researcher on St. Croix to Discuss Satellite Tracking of Whimbrels on Oct. 8

The UVI community is invited to a presentation by visiting researcher Fletcher Smith describing the migration ecology of whimbrels tagged with satellite transmitters. Whimbrels are migratory seabirds which regularly visit St. Croix. The presentation is set for 7 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 8, in Evans Center Room 401 on the Albert A. Sheen Campus on St. Croix. The talk will also focus on a whimbrel named "Hope" as it makes the annual fall migration to St. Croix. This presentation is being given as part of International Migratory Bird Day festivities in the Caribbean.


Smith is a research biologist at Center for Conservation Biology at The College of William and Mary, and Virginia Commonwealth University. He has worked on a variety of resident and migrant bird species, studying diverse aspects of their biology, including breeding bird surveys, foraging strategies and migration patterns, reproductive success, and energy requirements of seasonal migrants. This presentation is co-sponsored by UVI's VIMAS program on St. Croix. For more information, contact Marcia Taylor at (340) 692-4046.

Hispanic Month Celebration Set Oct. 10 on St. Thomas Campus

UVI will host a Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 10, at the Sports and Fitness Center on the St. Thomas campus. The celebration is open to all and especially to prospective UVI students and their parents. The day will feature performances by the Guateque Ballet Folklórico de Puerto Rico and the Charlotte Amalie High School Spanish Dancers. Visit this YouTube link for a preview of the dance company from Puerto Rico.

Hispanic cuisine will be available for purchase - students with valid UVI IDs eat free. A special highlight of the day will be a campus tour for prospective students at 2:15 p.m. The tour will be offered with commentary in Spanish. For more information contact Dr. Doris Battiste at (340) 693-1121 or Dr. Xuri Maurice Allen at (340) 693-1224 for more information.

VIUCEDD, Blind Veterans Association to Host White Cane Safety Day Oct. 13 on St. Croix

The Virgin Islands University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (VIUCEDD) and the Blind Veterans Association will host a White Cane Safety Day from 8 to 11 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 13, at the Veterans Affairs Clinic in The Village Mall, Barren Spot, St. Croix. The local activity - along with a national event on Oct. 15 - will celebrate the achievements of blind and visually impaired people. One goal is to remind motorists and pedestrians to yield the right-of-way to blind and visually impaired individuals using canes. For more information contact Joe Cooler at (340) 692-4267 or 692-1919.

UVI RTPark Executive Committee to Meet on Oct. 14

The executive committee of the UVI RTPark/RTPark-PC will meet at 2 p.m. (AST) on Friday, Oct. 14, via teleconference. The session will be available from the RTPark office on UVI's Albert A. Sheen Campus on St. Croix. Call (340) 692-4200 to participate, or for more information. Seating is limited.

UVI Concert Band and Rising Stars Plan Concert/Competition on Oct. 15

The Virgin Islands public is invited to a concert by UVI's Concert Band and the Rising Stars Steel Orchestra at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 15, at Charlotte Amalie High School on St. Thomas. The concert is titled "Motown Review" The evening will also include the "Second Classical Solo Steel Pan Competition." Guest performers are Danielle Greenaway, Ledell Mulraine, Evanna Chinnery, Danny Challenger, Eugene Kuntz, Vanessa Tamar, Rivo J. Hodge and "The Dudes." Steel Pan Competitors will include: Seymour Dawson (Charlotte Amalie High School/Rising Stars Steel Orchestra) Ja'Quanie Hansby (Ivanna Eudora Kean High School/Rising Stars), Sherika Jacobs (Charlotte Amalie High School/Rising Stars) and Ajayi Pickering-Haynes (Charlotte Amalie High School/Rising Stars).

Tickets are $20 for adults, $15 for students and $10 for seniors. They may be purchased at Nora's Beauty Palace, Rising Stars Panyard, the UVI Humanities Office, UVI Bookstore and from UVI concert band members.

Other Current Items...

UVI Invites All Students to 13D Student Entrepreneurship Competition Meeting on Oct. 13

Are you a student entrepreneur with a business idea that you're passionate about? Do you have the persistence, passion and commitment to bring your idea to fruition but lack the cash? Are you prepared to work hard for the opportunity of a lifetime? If your answer to each of these questions is "Yes!" then the University of the Virgin Islands 13D Student Entrepreneurship Competition is what you've been waiting for.

An informational meeting about the competition has been scheduled for Thursday, Oct. 13, 2011 from 5:30-6:30 p.m. in the UVI Administration and Conference Center (ACC Rm. 142) on the St. Thomas campus and in the Great Hall on UVI's Albert A. Sheen campus on St. Croix.

Imagine winning the financing to launch your business in the spring of 2012. UVI and 13D are prepared to make this happen. The winning teams will be awarded cash prizes to support their business plans. First-place will receive $30,000, second-place will get $30,000 and third-place will win $10,000.

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

Applications Being Accepted for Master of Arts in Mathematics for Secondary Teachers

UVI's Master of Arts in Mathematics for Secondary Teachers (MMAT) Program is accepting applications for the spring 2012 semester. Applications may be completed by going on line at www.uvi.edu. The deadline to submit applications is Dec. 1, 2011. For further information please contact Dr. Vanere Goodwin at vgoodwi@uvi.edu or by calling 778-1620 ext 3143.

Deadline to Apply to UVI's Bachelor of Science in Nursing Program is Oct. 15

UVI's School of Nursing has announced that the deadline to submit applications for the school's Bachelor of Science in Nursing program for the Spring Semester is Oct. 15, 2011. More information is available from the BSN Entry Requirements page of the School of Nursing section of the UVI website - direct link. The application form is available from this direct link. For more information call the School of Nursing at (340) 693-1290.

UVI Faculty and Staff Offered Special Rate for Upcoming CERC Institute

UVI's Caribbean Exploratory Research Center (CERC) has issued the following registration details for members of the UVI faculty and staff who plan to participate in the center's upcoming Fourth Annual Health Disparities Institute set for Oct. 20-21 at the Marriott Frenchman's Reef Hotel on St. Thomas.

When registering for the CERC Institute - at the website: http://www.cercinstitute.org/registration.html - UVI faculty and staff should select either LOCAL ATTENDEE or DAY RATE. When asked for a discount code, they should enter UVIFS9000. As they move forward to the Attendee Participation page, they will be given the opportunity to upload a copy of their University Identification.

For more information call (340) 693-1172 or send e-mail to the CERC Secretariat directly at secretariat@cercinstitute.org. Details on the Institute are available from this link: http://www.cercinstitute.org.

DHHS' Dr. Garth N. Graham Selected as Donna M. Christensen Inaugural Lecturer

The Caribbean Exploratory NIMHD Research Center for Excellence (CERC) at the University of the Virgin Islands School of Nursing has announced Dr. Garth N. Graham will be the inaugural Donna M. Christensen Series lecturer. The lecture will be presented during CERC's Fourth Annual Health Disparities Institute, set for Oct. 19-21, at Marriott Frenchman's Reef Resort on St. Thomas. Dr. Graham is the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Minority Health in the Office of Minority Health at the Department of Health and Human Services. A news release is available on the UVI homepage - direct link. (See related item on UVI faculty and staff rates for the Institute. - - make anchor -)

UVI Logos, Graphics, Branding Elements Available from myCampus Portal

Members of the UVI community are advised that access to UVI logos, wordmark and other approved graphic elements, for use in official UVI publications, newsletters and websites, are available from the http://mycampus.uvi.edu. A link to these graphic elements is featured in the "UVI Branding Guide" portlet. Also included is a link to the UVI Brand Identity Style Guide (click to view), which outlines the University's overall graphics and branding policies. This guide should also be shared with any external graphic artists who provide designs, printing, publishing or web development. For details, contact the Public relations Office at (340) 693-1057.

CELL Notes...

Certification Program Offered for Human Resources Professionals on St. Croix

Human Resource professionals who wish to obtain nationally recognized certification can now take advantage of a preparatory course offered by the University of the Virgin Islands Community Engagement and Lifelong Learning (UVICELL) Center. The Human Resource Certification program will be held 6 to 9 p.m. every Tuesday and Wednesday starting Oct, 18. Sessions will be held at the UVICELL Center in Frederiksted, St. Croix.

The review course provides a solid foundation for meeting human resource challenges found in today's demanding work environment and prepares professionals to achieve their Professional in Human Resources (PHR®) or Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR®) designations. Certification is awarded by the Human Resource Certification Institute (HRCI) and signifies that human resource professionals have achieved the industry certification that sets them apart as true professionals in their field.

For details, call 693-1100 or visit UVICELL on-line at http://cell.uvi.edu.

CELL to Offer QuickBooks Training on St. Croix

The University of the Virgin Islands Community Engagement and Lifelong Learning (UVICELL) Center is offering a course for individuals and small businesses who are interested in learning to use QuickBooks, the full-featured small business accounting software program. Introduction to QuickBooks will be held 9 a.m. to noon every Saturday starting Oct. 22, 2011 at the UVICELL Center in Frederiksted, St. Croix.

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 details, call 693-1100 or visit UVICELL on-line at http://cell.uvi.edu.

CELL to Offer Introduction to Bookkeeping on St. Croix

The University of the Virgin Islands Community Engagement and Lifelong Learning (UVICELL) Center will offer a course for individuals interested in acquiring basic bookkeeping skills. Introduction to Bookkeeping will be held 1 to 4 p.m. every Saturday, starting Oct. 22, at the UVICELL Center in Frederiksted, St. Croix.

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 details, call 693-1100 or visit UVICELL on-line at http://cell.uvi.edu.