Aug. 27, 2003 — The University of the Virgin Islands Bulletin Board issued Aug. 25 has these announcements:
Eight Receive First Computer Driving License Certificates from UVI-CPDU
UVI offers congratulations to the first eight students in the Virgin Islands who received certificates Aug. 23, as part of the International Computer Driving License (ICDL) program offered by UVI's Community and Personal Development (CPD) Unit. Receiving the certificates which validate student proficiency in a variety of key computer skills were: Peggy Wilkins, Felicia Prentice, Marlene Parrott, Angelique Brooks, Valerie Rogers, Jahmal Wilfred Dyer, Denise A. Lewis and Edell H. Hamlin.
Additional ICDL courses will be offered on St. Thomas beginning in October. (See details below.)
ICDL is a practical, flexible way of learning, testing and certifying computer skills. "The ICDL certification represents new opportunities for me," said Brooks. "One of the obstacles I faced when seeking employment, even though I had the skills, was that I had nothing to verify those skills. Now with my certification, I have new avenues open to me."
Also recognized on Saturday were a number of individuals who successfully completed the CPD unit's Legal Assistant Certification Review Course.
UVI's Community and Personal Development Unit Fall Courses on St. Thomas
For details on any of the courses listed here contact the Community and Personal Development Unit at 693-1100.
Two Courses Target Writing Skills for Business Professionals
Business professionals on St. Thomas can improve their writing skills with two new courses offered by UVI's Community and Personal Development Unit. The courses, Essentials of Business Writing and Sharpening Your Writing Edge, are designed to help individuals master basic skills in writing letters and reports and to strengthen their general writing abilities. Courses will be taught by an experienced writer and editor. Sessions will be kept small to ensure individualized attention.
Sessions will be held as follows:
— Essentials of Business Writing: 7 to 8:30 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays Sept. 2-23;
— Sharpening Your Writing Edge: 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. on Saturdays Oct. 4-25/
The cost for each course is $150. Individuals who wish to enroll in both programs will receive a $25 discount. Space is limited; call the unit at 693-1100 or by e-mail to reserve your space.
Legal Assistant Exam Review Course Offered on St. Thomas by UVI
A 10-week course designed to prepare legal professionals to obtain nationally recognized certification will be offered on St. Thomas beginning Sept. 8 at UVI on St. Thomas. The Legal Assistant Certification Review Course, offered by UVI's Community and Personal Development Unit, will cover all substantive areas included in the legal assistant exam that will be offered in December. UVI, which is now certified as a NALA test site, will administer the exam. A fee of $995 will cover registration, course materials and 60 hours of instructions. For more information call 693-1100.
International Computer Driver's License Courses Set for October
Two divisions of the International Computer Driver's License course will be offered on St. Thomas by UVI's Community and Personal Development Unit in October. The first will begin on Oct. 6 and meet on Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays. The second will begin on Oct. 7 and meet on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. The courses will cover computer basics such as preparing word processor documents, spreadsheets, and Microsoft Access and PowerPoint programs, as well as internet and e-mail fundamentals. For details contact the CPDU at 693-1100.
Enrollment Offices to Close Two Afternoons for Processing, Inventory
The offices of UVI's division of enrollment management including admissions, financial aid, recruitment, freshman center, academic services and registrar will be closed to the public on Tuesday and Wednesday, Aug. 26 and 27 from 1 to 4:30 p.m.
The break in public service hours will allow office personnel to complete start-of-semester processing and the organization of student data. Normal office hours will resume on Thursday, Aug, 28.
The office of the Registrar is open for service from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.
August Issue of dateline: UVI In the Mail and Online
The Aug. 26, 2003, issue of dateline: UVI — a monthly, color newsletter covering current university events, program developments and campus activities — is now available in print and Web-based versions. The current issue includes stories about a mother and son who are taking the same Science 100 course on the St. Croix campus; closing ceremonies for UVI's Children, Youth and Families at Risk (CYFAR) program on St. Thomas; and the summer focus of three student interns from France. On the Internet, dateline: UVI is accessible from the UVI home page (click on link at end of article).
UVI to Close Sept. 1 for Labor Day Observance
UVI will be closed on Monday, Sept. 1, in observance of Labor Day. Classes will resume and all university offices will re-open on their regular schedules on Tuesday, Sept. 2.
V.I.'s Remarkable Big Trees Display Continues Through Sept. 12
An exhibition of 30 photographs of remarkable big trees of the U.S. Virgin Islands organized by UVI Professor Dr. Robert Nicholls is on display through Sept. 12 at the V.I. Cultural Heritage Institute which is located at 5-6 Kongens Gade (Education Street) in Charlotte Amalie.
For more on the University of the Virgin Islands, visit the Web site at www.uvi.edu.
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