March 5, 2004 – The University of the Virgin Islands Bulletin Board issued March 4 has these announcements:
250 Students Expected for Spring 2004 St. Thomas Campus Open House
Approximately 250 prospective students are expected to attend UVI's St. Thomas campus Spring Open House on Friday, March 5. Activities are scheduled from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Sports and Fitness Center. Representatives from all academic divisions, admissions, financial aid, housing and other university departments will be available to discuss their offerings. Students from all public and private schools on St. Thomas and others from Virgin Gorda in the British Virgin Islands are expected to participate.
UVI Scholarship Applications for 2004-05 Now Available
UVI scholarships applications for the 2004-05 school year are now available for high school, undergraduate and graduate students. Applications can be obtained at the financial aid offices on the St. Thomas and St. Croix campuses. Applications and the required letter of recommendation are to be returned to the UVI-Financial Aid Office no later than the scholarship deadline, which is 4 p.m. on Friday, April 2. For more information call 693-1090 on St. Thomas or 692-4193 St. Croix.
New Campus Librarian Joins UVI Community on St. Thomas
Dr. Ruth Clarke has joined the UVI community as campus librarian for the St. Thomas library. Dr. Clarke began tenure March 1, replacing Kitti Canepi. Dr. Clarke has a background of teaching with strengths in assessment. She is also assisting in the design of library instruction assessment tools.
UVI Buccaneers, Lady Bucs to End Regular Season in Puerto Rico March 4-6
UVI's men's and women's basketball teams head into their final weekend of ODI league play in Puerto Rico with the Lady Bucs tied for first place in the women's division, while the men's team, with a 1-6 record, is in need of two wins to advance to the playoffs. The weekend of March 4 to 6 has been designated "Jump on the Bucs' Wagon," according to assistant athletic director Curtis Gilpin. "We are asking faculty and staff to join us in Puerto Rico for the games on Friday and Saturday." Airline reservations are handled by Caribbean Sun Airways and the UVI contingent will be staying at the Hotel Pierre, which offers a special rate for UVI fans. Airfare is estimated at $108, while the hotel is $118 per day (double). UVI faculty and staff can contact Donna Andrews at 693-1199 for more information regarding travel arrangements.
Friday's games begin at 6 p.m. at Maria Auxiladora School on Roberto Clemente Avenida, just past the Carolina Mall. Saturday's games will be played at the Eastern University campus, which is located near the Carolina Mall. Admission to all games is free.
On Friday, March 5
UVI Lady Bucs vs UPR-Carolina at 6 p.m.
UVI Bucs vs UPR-Carolina at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, March 6
UPR-Aguadilla vs UVI Lady Bucs at 10 a.m.
Catolica vs UVI Bucs at 11:30 a.m.
Senior Recital of Pannist Eltino Pickering Set March 7
The music area of UVI's Humanities Division has announced that pannist Eltino S. Pickering will perform a senior recital at 4 p.m. on Sunday, March 7, in the auditorium of the Bertha C. Boschulte Middle School. The public is invited. Admission is free. For more information call 693-1192.
Spring Recess at UVI Scheduled for March 8-14
UVI's spring recess will run from Monday, March 8, through Sunday, March 14. Classes will resume on Monday, March 15.
St. Thomas Faculty-Staff Regalia Order Deadline is March 9
Members of the faculty and professional staff on St. Thomas who need to order regalia in order to participate in commencement (set at 5 p.m. on Saturday, May 22) must place orders with the UVI Bookstore no later than March 9. An order form is available on the "Latest Links" section of the UVI Web site (link below).
UVI Staff Council to Meet March 9
The next meeting of the UVI Staff Council is scheduled for noon on Tuesday, March 9. All members of the UVI non-teaching staff are encouraged to attend. The meeting will be videoconferenced between Chase Auditorium (Business Education room 110) on the St. Thomas campus and the Theater (Evans Center room 401) on the St. Croix campus. For details call 693-1111. Information on the Staff Council is available under the "Latest Links" button on the UVI Web site.
UVI Volleyball On Tap at Sports & Fitness Center March 10 and 12
The UVI men's and women's volleyball teams will showcase their talent next week with games on Wednesday and Friday, March 10 and 12, at the UVI Sports and Fitness Center. UVI will host Rivier College, from New Hampshire on Wednesday, and Friday at the Sports and Fitness Center. The Rivier squad is ranked sixth in the nation among NCAA Division III schools. The Lady Bucs will take on SWV Club (Sisters Who Volley) from St. Thomas Power League on Wednesday, and will battle Full Force Club on Friday evening. Admission is free and students, faculty and staff are encouraged to come out and support the student athletes. Game time each night is 7:30 p.m.
The UVI men's team will see action again on March 20 and 23 when the University of Maryland Volleyball Club visits. The UVI men are currently in first place and the women are in second place in the St. Thomas/St. John Power League. Power League matches are played at the Charlotte Amalie High School gym at 7:30 p.m. on Fridays and at 1:30 p.m. on Sundays.
Service Awards Set on Both Campuses; Remarks Sought by March 11
UVI's Thirtieth Annual Service Awards Ceremonies are scheduled for Wednesday, March 24, on St. Croix and Thursday, March 25, on St. Thomas. The St. Croix ceremony will be held at the Student Center at 2:30 p.m. and the St. Thomas ceremony will be held at the Sports and Fitness Center at 2 p.m.
UVI's human resources office plans to include congratulatory remarks to recipients from supervisors and colleagues in the program booklets. To allow time to prepare the programs, remarks are needed by Thursday, March 11. Please fax remarks to extension 1405 or e-mail them to email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The lists of awards recipients are posted on the UVI Web site and are available under the "Latest Links" menu of the UVI home page.
Employees are asked to review these lists and feel free to contact the human resources office if your name may have inadvertently omitted.
Office of Registrar Schedules "Web for Faculty" Training Sessions
UVI's office of the registrar is inviting all members of the UVI teaching staff to one of its upcoming "Web for Faculty" training sessions. The training consists of instruction in the use of the online student database to access up-to-the-minute class listings and student information. It also includes the ability to enter final grades via the Internet. Participants are asked to indicate the session they plan to attend by sending an e-mail to email@example.com. In the subject line, enter only the word "Training," and in the body, indicate name, campus and session. Individuals may also call the Registrar's Office to reserve attendance. Training sessions will begin promptly at the listed time and will be conducted on the following days listed below. For more information, contact the Registrar's Office at 693-1160 or 693-1164.
–Tuesday March 16
11 a.m. – 12 p.m. — T (Teacher Education) Room 101 STT Campus
12 p.m. – 1 p.m. — EC (Evans Center) Room 713 STX Campus
–Wednesday March 17
11 a.m. – 12 p.m. — T-101 STT Campus
12 p.m. – 1 p.m. — EC-713 STX Campus
–Thursday March 18
12 p.m. – 1 p.m. — T-101 STT Campus
11 a.m. – 12 p.m. — EC-713 STX Campus
–Saturday March 20
12 p.m. – 1 p.m. — T-10
1 STT Campus
1 p.m. – 2 p.m. — EC-713 STX Campus
Carnival Troupe Food Sale Postponed Until March 17 on St. Thomas Campus
The UVI Carnival Troupe food sale (originally set for March 3) has been rescheduled for 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on March 17, at the Sports and Fitness Center. Tickets are available from any committee member or in the St. Thomas campus Chancellor's office. The UVI community engagement committee apologizes for any inconvenience caused by the rescheduling.
UVI's 2004 Carnival entry will be titled: "Knowledge, Culture and More for Carnival 2004." All members of the UVI Community are encouraged to participate in the UVI Carnival entry. To sign up for the UVI Troupe call 693-1140.
Second Spring Research Symposium Set March 20 on St. Croix
UVI's Second Annual Spring Research Symposium is scheduled for 1 to 4 p.m. on Saturday, March 20, at the Student Center on the St. Croix campus. The works of approximately 20 participants in UVI's Emerging Caribbean Scientist Scholars Program will be on display. The scholars are UVI students from the St. Croix and St. Thomas campuses who work directly with faculty members on research projects. UVI's Division of Science and Mathematics is asking Virgin Islands high school teachers to encourage their students to attend the symposium. For more information call 692-4150.
St. Thomas Campus Activities
— Mondays, Wednesdays, Sundays – Intramural basketball featuring seven teams at the Sports & Fitness Center. Game times: Mondays and Wednesdays at
7:45 p.m., and Sundays at 5 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Admission is free. Information: 693-1213.
— March 14 – Afternoon on the Green – Noon to 5 p.m. Cooks needed. Call 693-1040.
St. Croix Campus Activities
— Monday – Friday – March 1-5 – Morning lacrosse practice and games on the campus green featuring NCAA Division III women's teams. Information: 692-4162.
— Friday, March 19 – Queen Mary 5K Walk/Run – Help celebrate UVI Charter Day. Course starts at Kmart "West" and ends on St. Croix campus. Information: 692-4110.
— Saturday, March 27 – UVI Spring Banquet and Ball – The 13th annual Spring Banquet and Ball will be held on the St. Croix campus. Tickets are $25 per person and $30 per couple.
SBDC Sets Business Counseling Series March 8 through 12 on St. Thomas
UVI's Small Business Development Center on St. Thomas has announced its 2004 Business Counseling Series will run from Monday, March 8, through Friday, March 12. The series is designed to provide prospective and existing business owners with effective planning, management tools, best practices information, preventive measures and helpful hints on business principles. The following topics will be presented in separate morning and afternoon sessions at the SBDC's conference room, at Nisky Center. All sessions will be offered from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. and repeated from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. on the specified days.
— March 8: Personal Credit/Effective Money Management
— March 9: Tips for Effectively Interviewing, Selecting, and Managing Your Employees
— March 10: Innovative Advertising/Marketing Techniques
— March 11: Writing and Implementing an Effective Business Plan
— March 12: Effective Cash Flow Management for Emerging and Existing Business Owners
The sessions are free; however, seating is limited to five persons per session to provide for convenient hands-on instruction. As a result, space will only be reserved for individuals who pre-register by Thursday, March 4. To pre-register or for more information call 776-3206.
Seminar on QuickBooks Pro 2001 Offered March 9 by SBDC on St. Croix
UVI's Small Business Development Center will conduct a seminar entitled "Discovering QuickBooks Pro 2001" from 6 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, March 9, at the SBDC training center located in Sunshine Mall (lower level) on St. Croix.
Admission for those who pre-register is $15. Registration at the door is $20. Admission is free for UVI employees and students, but pre-registration is requested. Space in this seminar is limited. To secure a space, registration fee must be received by Friday, March 5. For more information or to register, contact UVI-SBDC at 692-5270.
For more on the University of the Virgin Islands, visit the Web site at www.uvi.edu.
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