UVI Board of Trustees to Meet Saturday, June 9, on St. Croix The University of the Virgin Islands Board of Trustees will meet at 9 a.m. on Saturday, June 9, in the Great Hall on the Albert A. Sheen Campus on St. Croix. Items for action include the fiscal year 2013 operating budget, revised UVI financial policies and a new Board assessment tool. Additional items for action include amendments to the “Rules Governing Appeals to the Board of Trustees,” the “Student Conduct Code,” and the memorandum of understanding with the University of St. Martin. The board will also be asked to ratify actions taken by the Executive Committee, including the selection of a solar power provider for a power purchase agreement, dissemination of Board documents solely via tablet computers and approval of the Periodic Review Report for UVI’s accrediting body, the Middle Sates Commission on Higher Education. A news release is available from the UVI home page – http://www.uvi.edu – and from this direct link.
UVI’s Summer Session II Begins June 21 Anyone who is interested in earning college credits in condensed sessions has the opportunity to take classes at the University of the Virgin Islands during UVI’s Summer Sessions 2012. Summer Session II will be held from June 21 to July 27. On-line registration for Summer Session II is on-going until June 18. On-site registration will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 19-20 on each campus.
UVI Business Professor and Summer Sessions Coordinator Dr. Tonjia Coverdale encouraged everyone to see what UVI Summer Sessions have to offer. Dr. Coverdale said courses may be beneficial for people who want to enhance their education, re-tool their skills for a career change, or start a degree program.
More information is available on Summer Session II and other University summer programs for UVI students, grade school students and the general public is available in a news release on the UVI homepage – http://www.uvi.edu – or from this direct link.
UVI Offers English, Math Placement Tests for Incoming Freshman Students The University of the Virgin Islands will offer English and math placement tests on June 19, on St. Thomas and St. Croix. The tests are for incoming freshman students who plan to enroll in the University’s Summer Session II – which starts on June 21, or Fall Semester – which starts on Aug. 20. All students with SAT college admissions scores below 490 on the math test or below 500 on the English tests (both reading and writing), or those with ACT test scores below 20 in math or 21 in English, are encouraged to take these tests in order to avoid being required to take no- or reduced-credit developmental courses.
Students who successfully pass the placement tests in June will enjoy the benefit of being registered early. They may also find a greater choice of course offerings and class schedules that better fit their personal needs. Students who wait to take placement tests in August, just prior to registration, risk the chance that some classes they wish to take may already be filled.
Tests are scheduled on both campuses at 2 p.m. and again at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, June 19. On St. Thomas the English tests will be offered in Computer Lab 103 or the Classroom Administration Building (CAB). The math test will be held in Computer Lab 101 A & B of the Classroom Administration Building (CAB). On St. Croix, the English tests will be administered in Room 131 of the North West Wing. The math test will be offered in Room 133 of the North West Wing.
A news release with more information, including access to free test preparation resources, is available from the UVI homepage – http://www.uvi.edu – and from this direct link.
New Student Competition Promotes Role Swap with UVI President Ever wondered what it would be like to be President of the University of the Virgin Islands? If you had a chance, what would you say or do to make a difference in the lives of UVI students, faculty and staff? UVI’s President for a Day Competition will give two UVI students, (one on St. Thomas and one on St. Croix), an opportunity to trade places with UVI President Dr. David Hall. It’s the first time that the President For a Day Competition will take place at UVI.
During the fall 2012 semester, President Hall will swap roles with one UVI undergraduate student on St. Thomas. He’ll swap roles with one undergraduate student on the Albert A. Sheen campus on St. Croix during the Spring 2013 semester. Details on how to apply is available in a news release on the UVI homepage – http://www.uvi.edu – or from this direct link.
May Issue of Dateline: UVI Features 2012 Commencement, Employee Service Awards The May issue of Dateline: UVI has been published and is available in electronic format (PDF) from the Public Relations section of the UVI website – http://www.uvi.edu – and from this direct link. A limited number of printed copies are distributed to University offices. This issue features a story and photos from UVI’s 2012 commencement exercises on St. Thomas and St. Croix, and a follow up on the 2012 Employee Service Awards presentations.
‘We Are UVI’ Stories Added Each Week; Do You Know This Week’s Contributor? Do you know this week’s contributor to “We Are UVI?” Visit “We Are UVI” at: http://weareuvi.blogspot.com to see the latest contribution. “We Are UVI” is the University’s Golden Jubilee blog. It features individuals sharing their CVI/UVI stories from the past 50 years. New submissions are added each week; this one was posted Sunday, June 3.
It joins stories from Sinclair Wilkinson (’72), Rafe Boulon, Jr. (’76), Carmie Thompson (’10), Frank Mills (’67), James Rakocy, Arah Lockhart (’78), Utha Williams (’82), former UVI President LaVerne Ragster, Marthious Clavier (’02,’08), John Lucas, Maxine Nunez, Rosary Harper, Yegin Habtes, Gloria Callwood, Laurent Javois (’76), Helen Dookhan (’79, ’84, ’98), Curtis Gilpin (’80), Carolyn O’Neal-Morton (’85), Ali McClean (’93), Constance Gumbs (’87, ’91), Malcolm Kirwan (’67) and Sharleen Fahie (‘93).
SBDC to Offer Workshop on ‘Profit Mastery: Creating Value and Building Wealth’ The Virgin Islands Small Business Development Center will host two-day, seminars titled "Profit Mastery" for owners, managers and advisers of small businesses on St. Thomas and St. Croix. The internationally-acclaimed workshop is designed to help persons with small businesses better understand financial management and increase their chances of success. The workshops will include presentations on financial statement analysis, cash flow planning, planning for growth, cost, volume and pricing issues, and determining the right kind of financing for businesses.
The program, produced by Business Resource Services, Inc., meets requirements for 16 continuing Professional Education credits. It will be offered on St. Thomas on June 7 and 8, at the SBDC Training Facility in Nisky Center. It will be presented on St. Croix on June 11 and 12. Each session runs from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The cost is $250 per person. Seating is limited. For more information or to register, contact the SBDC at 776-3206 on St. Thomas or 692-5270 on St. Croix.