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Bulletin Board for April 29, 2013

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New and Updated Items...

UVI Honors Student Scholars with 2012-2013 Academic Awards

The University of the Virgin Islands celebrated its top students for 2012-2013 with the 49th annual presentation of Academic Awards on each campus in April. The St. Thomas awards were presented on Sunday, April 14, at the Sports and Fitness Center. On St. Croix, the presentations were made in the Great Hall on Sunday, April 21. Students were honored with highest GPA awards, and individual awards from each of UVI's five schools and colleges. Also recognized were students who received scholarships and those who qualified for the Who's Who Among Students, and the Golden Key and Psi Chi honor societies. A news release is available from the UVI homepage - - and from this direct link.

View and share photos from both ceremonies on the UVI Facebook page - - and from these links: St. Thomas Awards Photos on Facebook | St. Croix Awards Photos on Facebook

April 30 Is Priority Deadline for Fall 2013 Admission to UVI

The UVI Admissions Office reminds prospective students that the priority deadline for fall 2013 admission is Tuesday, April 30, 2013. Interested persons should submit the following items no later than this date: the UVI admissions application, the $25 application fee (or College Board Application Fee Waiver Form), official transcripts, and official test scores.

Applications are being accepted for all undergraduate programs and the following graduate programs: Master of Arts in Education (MAE), Master of Arts in Psychology (MAPSY), Master of Business Administration (MBA), Master of Mathematics for Secondary Education Teachers (MMAT), and Master of Public Administration (MPA).

Prospective undergraduate and graduate students may apply online at or submit a hard copy application to the Admissions Office on the St. Thomas or St. Croix campuses.

For more information or assistance, please contact the Admissions Office by phone at (340) 693-1160 on the St. Thomas campus or (340) 692-4158 on the Albert A. Sheen Campus on St. Croix. The Admissions Office also may be reached via email at and the toll-free number 1-877-468-6884 (1-877 Go-To-UVI).

AES Offers Summer Internship Opportunity in Saipan for UVI Student

UVI's Agricultural Experiment Station has funding to support one UVI student to attend a summer internship at the Northern Marians College (NMC) located on the island of Saipan.

The student should be interested in pursuing a career in agriculture, food sciences, environment and natural resources, or biology related sciences, but this is not required. All classes and materials will be offered in English. The course will run from June 3 to 28. Travel will require an additional two or three days going and coming. The course will provide field experience in the various areas of agricultural science, with the private sector and government selected by an academic advisor. A written report and an oral presentation will be required at the end of the internship.

Interested students should be nominated by a faculty member. The students should send a letter of interest and explain how this opportunity would benefit their academic careers by May 8, 2013, to UVI Agricultural Experiment Station Director Dr. Bob Godfrey - More information is available from the "Internships and Externships" area in the myCampus portal classifieds or this direct link:

UVI RTPark Finance and Audit Committee to Meet May 1

A meeting of the Finance and Audit Committee of the UVI Research and Technology Park Corporation (RTPark)

Research and Technology Park Protected Cell Corporation (RTPark-PC) will be held at 10 a.m. (AST) on Wednesday, May 1, in the RT Park offices on the Albert A. Sheen Campus on St. Croix. Seating is limited. The session will also be available via teleconference. Contact Melissa Miller at (340) 692-4200 to participate, or for more information.

UVI Spring Semester Final Exams Begin April 30

Final exams for UVI's 2013 Spring Semester are scheduled from April 30 through May 6. No other student activities should be scheduled during this period. More information is available from the Academics section of the UVI website -

UVI Students Can Take Selected Summer Courses Through UVI ONLINE

The University of the Virgin Islands now offers its students the ability to take selected summer courses online. While traveling or otherwise away from campus, students can complete course work online this summer through UVI ONLINE. For additional information contact the course professor or the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning at Current students can register for courses online at, once schedules are approved by their advisor.

A few of the courses available through UVI ONLINE this summer are: Web Applications Development, Statistics for Management Decisions, Production & Operations Management, Foundations of Education, Admin & Supv of IECE, Black American Literature, Advanced Creative Writing, Fundamentals of Finance, History of the U S, Probability for Teachers, General Psychology, Life Span Development, and Changes in the Natural World. A full listing of online classes can be found on the UVI website at this link: Summer 2013 Class Schedule.

UVI Today... Recent Photo Blog Updates...

To view the latest entries to the "UVI Today..." photo blog, click on the Blogger button in the social media links at the top, right of any page in the UVI website or on this direct Links directly to individual items are featured below.

State-of-the-Art Marine Research Facility Rededicated - EPSCoR participants rededicated the newly renovated MacLean Marine Science Center on April 12, on St. Thomas campus. -> Read more...

UVI Alum Speaks at Center for Spirituality Symposium - UVI alumna Dr. Safiya George Dalmida returned to her alma mater on April 21, to speak at the UVI Center for the Study of Spirituality and Professionalism's "Spirituality and Higher Education" Symposium. -> Read more...

Commencement 2013 Notes...

Volunteers from UVI Community Sought to Assist with St. Thomas Commencement

Volunteers from the UVI Community are sought to assist the St. Thomas Campus Commencement Committee with the 2013 Commencement exercise planned for Saturday, May 11, at the Sports and Fitness Center. Volunteer responsibilities include assisting with ticket taking, ushering and program distribution. Interested individuals are asked to contact Tracie Wells-Clarke for more information and to provide their contact information. Send email to

Volunteers Sought to Assist with 2013 Commencement on the Albert A. Sheen Campus

The Commencement Committee is seeking volunteers for the events leading up to and on the day of the 2013 Commencement that will take place on Sunday, May 12, 2013 on the Albert A. Sheen Campus. Volunteers will be needed starting from Monday, April 29, 2013. Individuals who would like to volunteer can sign-up with the Counseling & Career Services Office which is located in Evans Center Room 720.

Please contact Anyha Lord-Jerris at (340) 692-4180 or via email at for additional information regarding volunteer needs and to sign-up as a volunteer.

Public Relations Office Seeking Stories About 2013 Graduates

As the University anticipates its single most important event - Commencement - the Public Relations Office is interested in learning about graduates who have interesting and/or extraordinary stories that can be shared with the public. Do you know of any 2013 graduates who have won national awards, have overcome major obstacles or who have displayed exemplary leadership? Are there any graduates who have done extraordinary things or are just extraordinary students? If any students you know fit these descriptions, please send a paragraph detailing his/her story to Be sure to include his/her email address and telephone number. See additional information on the 2013 Commencement in the "Commencement 2013 Notes..." section below.

Graduating Students Reminded to Complete Exit Interviews

Students who will graduate in UVI's 2013 Commencement exercises in May are reminded that they are required to participate in an exit interview designed to cover their overall student experience at the University. The interviews, which began in March, are being conducted at the UVI Institutional Advancement Offices on both campuses. Students who have not yet completed the interview should make arrangements to do so as soon as possible. Call Institutional Advancement on St. Croix at 692-4231 or on St. Thomas at 693-1607. The goal is to have students, who are the University's main focus, provide constructive feedback that can help the institution improve the UVI experience.

St. Thomas Class of 2013 Students Invited to Join UVI Choir in Commencement Presentation

Interested members of UVI St. Thomas campus graduating class of 2013 are invited to join with the UVI Choir in the singing of an anthem during this year's Commencement exercise on Saturday, May 11. In order to participate, students must participate in a rehearsal with the UVI Choir. Choir rehearsals are held from 4 to 5:15 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays in the Music Building. For more information contact Dr. Lorna Young-Wright at (340) 693-1191 or send email to

Regalia, Kente Stoles Expected in First Week of May at St. Thomas Campus Bookstore

Regalia and Kente stoles are scheduled to be available for pick-up in the UVI Bookstore on the St. Thomas campus during the first week of May. For more information, contact the Bookstore at (340) 693-1561.

Other Current Items...

UVI Early Registration for Fall Semester Returning Students Now Available

The University of the Virgin Islands is now offering early registration for the fall semester for returning students. To view course offerings and other registration information, visit the Registrar's section of the UVI website -

UVI Center for Student Success Seeking Learning Assistants for 2013-2014 Academic Year

UVI Center for Student Success has announced vacancies for learning assistants for the 2013-2014 Academic Year. Learning assistants needed for the areas of English, Spanish, French, mathematics, psychology, science, chemistry and more.

Applicants should be junior or senior students with a least a 3.0 Grade Point Average. They should also have the recommendation from a faculty member. Sophomores will be considered for mathematics and science. For more details, please contact coordinator Jennifer Palmer Crawford at 693-1196 or by email at

Territorial Scholarships Available for Professional, Graduate and Other Studies, Research and Cultural Projects

The Board of Directors of the Virgin Islands Academic & Cultural Awards (VIACAE) Endowment Scholarship is accepting applications through May 17, 2013, for its scholarship program. Virgin Islands residents pursuing professional, graduate or other studies, or those involved in cultural projects, are encouraged to apply for the VIACAE Endowment Scholarship. Created by the VI Legislature in 1970, this program provides financial support to eligible VI residents with a desire to advance their academic and professional studies, and also to those interested in engaging in Cultural Projects that provide significant benefit the people of the territory.

The VIACAE Scholarship is a Virgin Islands territorial scholarship program that is administered by the University of the Virgin Islands. Applications are available from the Provost's Office on both campuses of the University of the Virgin Islands. Electronic applications are available from the Other Scholarship Opportunities area of the Financial Aid-Scholarships Section of the UVI website - - and from this direct link. For more information and eligibility requirements contact Program Administrator Mavis Gilchrist at (340) 778-1620, extension 3065.

UVI Community Invited to Website Committee Content Meetings

Students, faculty and staff are invited to attend a series of meetings to collaboratively share ideas for the next generation of the UVI website. The Website Content and Layout Subcommittee will meet weekly to develop content outlines for the gateways and non-departmental sections of the new website. Sessions and the planned areas of focus are:

May 3 - Academics section

May 10 - Community Services section

May 17 - Student Life section

All meetings will begin at 10 a.m. in the library conference rooms on both campuses. Upon request, video conferencing is available to the St. John Academic Center. For more information about the new UVI website, visit the Website Management webpage in the Public Relations section of the UVI website - - or email

UVI Student Radio - WUVI-1090 - Offering Live Streaming of Broadcasts on the Internet

Programs broadcast on UVI's student radio station - WUVI 1090 AM - can now be heard live on the Internet. WUVI, dubbed "The voice of the University," has begun live streaming of its broadcast programs. Anyone with an internet connection can hear UVI student radio live, on weekdays from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. To listen, simply visit the station's new website - - and follow the links to the live stream and social media.

UVI Employees, Others Urged to Review UVI Online Job Postings

UVI employees and external interested individuals are encouraged to review the University's online job postings for updates on available vacancies from the Human Resources Office section of the University website - - or from this direct link: UVI is committed to attracting, developing and retaining a highly qualified workforce to support our mission of excellence in education and research. The University of the Virgin Islands is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

CELL Notes...

UVICELL to Hold One-Day Excel Workshop

The University of the Virgin Islands' Community Engagement and Lifelong Learning (UVICELL) Center will hold a one-day workshop for individuals interested in becoming proficient with the features and techniques of Microsoft Excel. The workshop will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, May 4, at the UVICELL Center on UVI's St. Thomas campus. In this hands-on workshop, participants will learn the basics of using Excel including how to create, save and print spreadsheets, modify worksheets, format cells and master the formulas and functions that make working with Excel much easier.

For more information or to register, call 693-1100 or visit UVICELL on-line at

UVI CELL Course to Explore Getting the Most Out of High Tech Devices

Smartphones, tablets, pocket PCs - with the latest technological advances - are designed to make our lives easier. But, for the novice user, they can be overwhelming. UVICELL will offer a course to help novice users unravel the mysteries, understand their devices and use their capabilities to the fullest. Although titled Mastering your iPhone/iPad, the course is open to individuals with any smart phone or tablet device. It is scheduled for 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, starting May 7. Sessions will be held at the UVICELL Center on the St. Thomas Campus.

Learn to master basic features and functions, efficiently operate these devices, integrate apps into your daily life, sync with devices and other applications and personalize the device. For more information on the workshop, call (340) 693-1100 or visit