May 20, 2004 – The University of the Virgin Islands Bulletin Board issued today has these announcements:
Commencement Set May 22 on St. Thomas, May 23 on St. Croix
Congratulations to the approximately 360 members of the class of 2004 who will graduate this weekend. UVI's 40th annual commencement ceremonies are scheduled for 5 p.m. Saturday, May 22, on the St. Thomas campus and for 5:30 p.m. Sunday, May 23, on the St. Croix campus. See the full News Release on the UVI home page (link below) or at this direct link.
Summer Session Registration Set June 10-11; Classes Begin June 14
Registration for UVI's 2004 summer session is scheduled for Thursday, June 10, and Friday, June 11. Summer session will begin Monday, June 14.
Division of Student Affairs Workshop to Feature NASPA President
UVI's Division of Student Affairs is sponsoring a workshop for staff members in student affairs from both campuses on 9 a.m. Tuesday, May 25, and Wednesday, May 26. The workshop will take place in the training room of UVI Sports and Fitness Center on the St. Thomas Campus. Dr. Karen Pennington, president of the National Association of Student Personnel Administration, will conduct a daylong session titled "Building Bridges between Student Affairs and Academic Affairs." Pennington currently serves as vice president for student development at Montclair State University in New Jersey and has worked in student affairs for more than 20 years. Day 2 of the workshop will focus on grant writing and will feature UVI's Director of Sponsored Programs Diana Demers. For more information call 693-1120.
UVI Nursing Workshop to Feature Author and Educator on May 26-27
The nursing education division on the UVI St. Croix campus will host a two-day workshop for educators that will focus on cultural diversity among students and working with disadvantaged students. The workshop is geared toward UVI faculty and other teaching professionals and will be held in building Q, Room 100, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Wednesday, May 26, and from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Thursday, May 27. For more information call the Nursing Education Office at 692-4010. Read the News Release on the UVI Web page or at this direct link.
National Library of Medicine Course on Free Online Health Resources Slated May 27
A one-day course designed to acquaint the V.I. community with the medical and environmental health resources offered by the National Library of Medicine will be held on UVI's St. Thomas campus from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Thursday, May 27.
Hosted by UVI's Education Division, the workshop will feature an introduction to searching the NLM's free medical, toxicological and environmental health databases as well as other Internet-based resources. The course includes hands-on computer practice as well as lectures. Information on hazardous chemicals will also be included. Experienced professionals from the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education in Oak Ridge, Tenn., will conduct the course. Space is limited. Interested persons should call 693-1290 or 693-1291 to register or for more information. The National Library of Medicine is part of the National Institutes of Health.
UVI Extends Deadline for Admissions Applications Until May 30
UVI has announced the extension of the deadline for the submission of applications for admissions through Sunday, May 30.
All interested persons are encouraged to apply. Individuals are asked to submit a completed admissions packet to the university's admissions office promptly. This packet should include the following:
1. a UVI admissions application;
2. an official high school and/or college transcript(s) or official GED verification;
3. official GCE, CXC or CAPE results, if applicable;
4. official SAT or ACT results, for undergraduate applicants, or GMAT results for potential MBA and MPA graduate applicants; and
5. a $25 (US) check or money order.
More information and downloadable application forms are available on the Admissions section of the UVI web site: www.uvi.edu.
The direct link to the Admissions information pages is: www.uvi.edu/pub-relations/admissions/admissions.html.
Direct any questions to 693-1150 on St. Thomas or 692-4158 on St. Croix.
Grant-Writing Seminar Set August 12-13; Application Deadline is June 5
A grant-writing seminar sponsored by the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology/Minority Access to Research Careers program will be offered at UVI on August 12 and 13. The two-day seminar — which will originate on the St. Thomas campus and be teleconferenced to the St. Croix campus — is designed to help investigators achieve their full potential in research by providing them with grant-writing skills that are necessary to maximize their abilities to generate novel ideas, and to communicate those ideas effectively to grant review panels.
Conducted in association with Grant Writers' Seminars and Workshops, LCC, the seminar will be funded through the National Institute of General Medical Sciences, National Institutes of Health under the FASEB Visiting Scientists for Minority Institutions Program. Applications for the workshop must be submitted by June 5. For more information contact Dr. Jennifer Carroll at 693-1239 or via e-mail. Details and a downloadable application form are available on the UVI Web site's "Latest Links" menu at
www.uvi.edu and at this direct link.
For more on the University of the Virgin Islands, visit the Web site at www.uvi.edu.
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