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UVI to Offer 46 Video Conference Classes on St. John for Fall Semester

The University of the Virgin Islands will begin offering classes at the St. John Academic Center for the Fall 2011 semester. A total of 46 credit courses will be offered using video conference technology at the newly opened center located on the third floor of The Marketplace shopping center. UVI's Fall 2011 semester begins on August 22."The University is all about providing educational access to the residents of the Territory," said UVI's Provost Dr. Karl Wright. "The St. John Academic Center will provide ready access to the residents of St. John. It will make it easier for students and others to get access to higher education," he said. UVI deans and department chairs selected the courses that are being offered for the Fall semester, Dr. Wright said.

New student registration at the St. John Academic Center will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Tuesday, August 16. Online registration is underway for matriculated or current UVI students for Fall semester classes.

Students should expect state of the art video conference technology, laptops for loan, reference services, center advising, tutorial services, interlibrary loans and fax services at the St. John Academic Center, said Rachelle Shells, UVI's manager of Learning Resources and Student Technology Services. Shells said to also expect an "ultra-modern décor."

The St. John Academic Center, opened on March 21, also houses offices for UVI's Cooperative Extension Service and the VI Small Business Development Center.

A full list of courses being offered at the St. John Academic Center is available on the Academics webpage of the UVI website or from this direct link. To register for classes or to apply to UVI visit the Admissions or Registrar sections of the UVI website at