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UVI Bulletin Board for August

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Nominations Being Sought for Awarding of Honorary UVI Degrees The University of the Virgin Islands has established a policy regarding the awarding of honorary doctoral degrees to individuals who have demonstrated outstanding accomplishments. Any member of the UVI administration, faculty, student body, staff or the Board of Trustees may nominate a person to be the recipient of an honorary degree.

Nominations are currently being accepted in the Office of the President and should be submitted in writing via e-mail to: honorarydegrees@uvi.edu and must include:

  1. A letter of nomination
  2. Completed nomination form
  3. Curriculum Vitae of the nominee
  4. A document that clearly delineates distinguished achievements and the impact of those achievements, including supporting documents (i.e. scholarly documents, magazine articles, newspaper articles, citations for major prizes, etc.*
  5. Other supporting documents as may be appropriate. *

*Please Note: Supporting documentation is of critical importance.

A nomination form and the policy approved by the UVI Board of Trustees for awarding honorary doctoral degrees, including a full listing of the criteria, is available from the direct link.

Nominations will be accepted by e-mail until 11:59 p.m. (AST) on Aug. 25, 2017; for those submitting by hand or by U.S. Postal Service it will be accepted until the close of business on that day.

For more information e-mail honorarydegrees@uvi.edu.

Register Now for University Buccaneers Basketball Camps UVI presents the Bucs Basketball camps this summer, which are designed to focus on the interest and needs of basketball players by stressing fundamentals and team concepts. The camp will specifically ensure personal instruction, in a positive, Christian environment. This camp will provide the finest instruction for children in grades k-12. The Fundamental Camp begins on Aug. 3-5, the Albert A. Sheen Campus on St. Croix and Aug. 10-12, on the St. Thomas Campus 8 a.m. – noon. The inaugural price is only $75.

          Registration is on Aug 1 and 2, at the St. Croix Location: Educational Complex; and on August 8 and 9 in SFC on the St. Thomas Campus, VIP Room 211. Pre-Registration Times are 7-9 a.m. and 5-7 p. m. Also, there will be a $5 discount when you Pre-Register for the inaugural camp.

Members in this club will receive the following: free official Junior Bucs T-shirt; free admission to all Men’s/ Women’s Home Basketball games; special Birthday Recognition (during Halftime of the UVI games); and one Free Basketball Clinic (fall only, summer camps are not included).

          For more information, contact the Athletics Department at 693-1199. 

Anti-money Laundering and Financial Crimes One-Day Seminar Set for Aug. 28 Compliance Aid in association with the University of the Virgin Islands Institute for Leadership and Organizational Effectiveness (ILOE) will host a one-day Anti-Money Laundering and Financial Crimes seminar tailored to the Caribbean on Aug. 28, at the University of the Virgin Islands Administration and Conference Center on the St. Thomas Campus. This seminar will provide practical guidance to assist in safeguarding institutions with proper Anti-Money Laundering (AML) and Countering the Financing of Terrorism (CFT) and Financial Crimes Prevention (FCP) measures.

The Anti-Money Laundering and Financial Crimes (AMLFC) Professional Certification Program offers students and industry professional the opportunity to earn a professional certificate in the field of Anti-Money Laundering. Students completing the professional certificate and actively maintaining their membership in the AMLFC Institute will be authorized to use the designation Certified in Anti-Money Laundering and Financial Crimes (CAMLFC). The certificate program lasts 15 weeks and the duration of each class is two and a half hours per week. and continues every Tuesday evening for 15 weeks. Courses begin on Tuesday, Aug. 29, from 5-7:30 pm. For registration details, go to: https://mlfc.institute/members/renew/membership-checkout/?level=16

The seminar and professional certification program are ideal for Reporting Officers, Compliance Officers, Government Regulators, Law Enforcement Officers, Internal and External Auditors, Risk Management Specialists, Attorneys, Accountants, Bankers, Credit Unions Compliance Specialist, Casinos, Insurance Compliance Specialist, undergraduate and graduate students in related fields, as well as any AML Regulated Entity.

For questions and other program information, please contact Dr. Sheree Sekou at (340) 693-1240 or (340) 693-1000 or via e-mail at sheree.bryantsekou@uvi.edu.

UVI Cell Courses Available to HR Professionals for National Certification Human Resource Professionals interested in earning the Professional in Human Resource (PHR®) or Senior Professional in Human Resource Professional (SPHR®) designation can now enroll in the upcoming exam preparation course. The Prep course is open to residents on both St. Croix and St. Thomas starting Monday, Sept. 11.
         The PHR/SPHR Certification Prep course will prepare Human Resource professionals for the national certification exam. It will cover topics such as business management and strategy, workforce planning and employment, compensation and benefits, human resource development, employee and labor relations, risk management and much more. The curriculum reflects the most up-to-date body of knowledge of the Human Resource Certification Institute (HRCI).

The course schedule is as follows:
St. Croix
Date: Sept. 11 – Nov. 6
Time: 6 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Location: UVICELL Center – St. Thomas,  Faculty East, UVI Campus
St. Thomas
Date: Sept.11 – Nov. 6
Time: 6 p.m.– 9 p.m.
Location: UVICELL Center – Frederiksted, St. Croix, 23A Hospital Street
         For fees or more information on the course, call (340) 693-110 or visit http://cell.uvi.edu.

Muslim Origins in the Caribbean Lectures to be Held at UVI The University of the Virgin Islands Center for the Study of Spirituality and Professionalism (CSAP) in collaboration with St. Thomas’ Masjid Nur Muslim community presents “Muslim Origins in the Caribbean,” a lecture by internationally renowned Dr. Sheikh Abdullah Hakim Quick.

His book, “Deeper Roots: Muslims in the Caribbean Before Columbus to the Present” is an attempt to dispel some of the misconceptions about Islamic history in the Caribbean and the world. His topic of discussion will cover different historical perspectives of Islam in the world and the impact on our lives here in the Caribbean. His dynamic storytelling style contains gems of wisdom that will enlighten and have his audience sit up and listen.

Dr. Quick is a traveling lecturer, historian, and author who has visited 61 countries and served as imam (spiritual leader) in Cape Town, South Africa; Toronto, Canada; and Los Angeles, Calif. He is a visionary scholar and a champion of busting myths and misinformation with meticulous research methodology. His topic of discussion will cover different historical perspectives of Islam in the world and the impact on the people here in the Caribbean.

All are welcomed. The public has three chances to attend:

  • 1-1:40 p.m., Aug 18. at the Nur Islamic Center
  • 6-9 p.m., Aug.18. at the UVI Administration and Conference Center, first-floor conference room, on the St. Thomas Campus and via video conferencing in the Great Hall on the St. Croix Campus.
  • 3-6:30 p.m., Aug. 19, at the New Masjid Property located behind the Lockhart Elementary School.

For more information, contact the office of the president at 693-1003 or at http://csap.uvi.edu.

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