PRAXIS Teacher Certification Exam Set Sept. 11 on UVI's St. Thomas Campus
The PRAXIS Series – PPST I – Examination will be administered on Saturday, Sept. 11, on the St. Thomas campus of the University of the Virgin Islands. This examination will be held in Room 305 of the Classroom Administration (CA) Building. Candidates are to report at the test site at 7:30 a.m. The PRAXIS Series Examination is for teacher certification. For specifics on teacher certification requirements, please contact the V.I. Department of Education or the V.I. Board of Education.
PRAXIS Teacher Certification Exam Set Sept. 11 on UVI's St. Croix Campus
The PRAXIS Series – PPST I – Examination will be administered on Saturday, Sept. 11, on the St. Croix campus of the University of the Virgin Islands. This examination will be held in Evans Center Room 505. Candidates are to report at the test site at 7:30 a.m. The PRAXIS Series Examination is for teacher certification. For specifics on teacher certification requirements, please contact the V.I. Department of Education or the V.I. Board of Education.
PRAXIS Now A Pre-requisite for UVI Education Majors
The PRAXIS exam is authorized for teacher certification in the Virgin Islands as well as 30 other U.S. states and territories. Prof. Dennis Griffith, chair of the Division of Education on the St. Croix campus, notes that passing the PRAXIS exam is now a prerequisite for student teaching at UVI. "The Division of Education is encouraging all Education majors to complete the PRAXIS exam by the end of their sophomore year," he said.
While registration for this Saturday's PRAXIS exams is already closed, Griffith noted that Sept. 21 is the deadline for completing and mailing applications for the next PRAXIS test which is scheduled for Nov. 20.
Future PRAXIS test dates and mail registration deadlines are as follows:
January 8 test date — register by Nov. 9
March 5 test date — register by Jan. 4
April 16 test date — register by Feb. 15
June 11 test date — register by April 12
Registration can also be accomplished online at http://www.ets.org.
UVI Fall Research Symposium Set Sept. 25 in Sports and Fitness Center
The fourth annual University of the Virgin Islands Fall Research Symposium will take place at the Sports and Fitness Center on the St. Thomas campus from 1 to 4 pm. on Saturday, Sept. 25. Approximately 30 UVI science, mathematics, engineering and technology students will use posters to showcase research they completed during the academic year or during summer research programs on St. Croix, St. Thomas and the U.S. mainland. The UVI community and the general public are invited. For information contact Prof. Camille McKayle at 693-1329.
Guest Lecturers Sought by St. Thomas Campus Business Division
Members of the Virgin Islands business community are invited to submit requests to participate in the on-going Fall Guest Lecturer Series sponsored by the Business Division of the University of the Virgin Islands, St. Thomas campus. Guest speakers are being sought to lecture students in various business classes on a wide range of topics, including issues in personnel management, market research, Total Quality Management practices, investment strategies, and mergers and acquisitions.
The goals of the Guest Lecture Series include providing a forum through which members of the V.I. business community can play a developmental role with tomorrow's leaders and enhancing the student learning experience by bridging the gap between the real world and the classroom. For a list of lecture topics or for details contact Prof. Sharon Simmons at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 693-1314.
UVI-CELL Partners with GIA to Offer Accredited Jewelry Professional Course
UVI's Community Engagement and Lifelong Learning (CELL) Center has announced it will partner with the Gemological Institute of America (GIA) to offer the Accredited Jewelry Professional diploma program in St. Thomas on Oct. 25 through 29. This is a first for the Virgin Islands. UVI Cell Director Ilene Garner said the program is designed to "greatly benefit one of our major industry sectors." Participants will receive a free one-year membership in the GIA Alumni Association's newly formed Caribbean Islands Chapter. For more information about GIA, visit www.gia.edu. To signup for the course, call UVICELL at 693-1100, send e-mail to email@example.com, or visit http://cell.uvi.edu.
UVI Sports Notes…
Coed Volleyball League Scheduled on St. Croix Campus
UVI students, staff and faculty are invited to participate in a coed volleyball league scheduled to begin the third week of September on the St. Croix campus. Games will be played on the campus' outdoor sports facilities two nights each week. Days and times are to be decided. Teams must include at least three men and three women. They are limited to 10 players. Contact Bruce Wray at 692-4139.
Coed Volleyball League Scheduled on St. Thomas Campus
UVI students, staff and faculty are invited to participate in a coed volleyball league scheduled to begin the second week of September on the St. Thomas campus. Games will be held in the Sports and Fitness Center between 6 and 8 p.m., with each team playing two or three times per week. Teams must include at least three men and three women. They are limited to 10 players. Interested individuals should contact Erik Heikkila at 693-1213.
UVI to Host ODI Tennis Championships on St. Croix; Student Participants Sought
UVI has announced it will host the ODI Tennis Championships on St. Croix on October 1 through 3. Men's and women's team championships as well as singles and doubles events are scheduled. Interested full-time students should contact Bruce Wray on St. Croix at 693-4139 or Erik Heikkilla at 693-1213 on St. Thomas.
UVI Seeking Cross Country Team Participants
UVI will participate in the ODI Cross Country Championships that will be held this fall in Puerto Rico. Events will include the men's 10K run and the women's 5K run. Interested full-time students should contact Bruce Wray on St. Croix at 692-1439 or Erik Heikkilla at 693-1213 on St. Thomas.
Queen's Committee Seeks Performers for Miss UVI Competition
The University of the Virgin Islands Queen's Committee is seeking performers for the upcoming Miss UVI competition. Individuals or groups that can perform short skits, dancing, singing, poetry reading, stand-up comedy, stepping and instrumental performances are invited to audition. An open audition will be held from 2 to 5 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 19, in the Dining Pavilion on UVI's St. Thomas campus. Individuals or groups may register for the auditions by calling 693-1056 or 693-1553.
For more about the University of the Virgin Islands, visit the Web site: www.uvi.edu .
UVI Bulletin Board
PRAXIS Teacher Certification Exam Set Sept. 11 on UVI's St. Thomas Campus
If you have a news tip to share, please call or text us at 340-228-8784.
Support local + independent journalism in the U.S. Virgin Islands
Unlike many news organizations, we haven't put up a paywall – we want to keep our journalism as accessible as we can. Our independent journalism costs time, money and hard work to keep you informed, but we do it because we believe that it matters. We know that informed communities are empowered ones. If you appreciate our reporting and want to help make our future more secure, please consider donating.