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Bulletin Board for Jan. 9, 2013

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2013 Program Information Sought from All UVI Summer Program Coordinators; Deadline Jan. 14

UVI summer program coordinators are asked to provide information on their upcoming programs for posting on UVI's 2013 Summer Enrichment Programs webpage. The page includes an archived link to 2012 program information. UVI Webmaster Moneca Pinkett is preparing the new Summer Programs section and wants to ensure that all UVI summer outreach, enrichment, college prep, academies, bridge and camp programs are accurately represented. Please send details of all summer programs - including program title/name, description, location, contact information, eligibility criteria, application/registration deadline, start date and end date - via email to by Jan. 14, 2013. Participating coordinators may share program logo and photos for the slideshow.

CSAP January Gathering to Focus on Cultivating Mindfulness; Set Jan. 24

UVI's Center for the Study of Spirituality and Professionalism (CSAP) invites the UVI community to a January Gathering from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 24, on the patio of the Administration and Conference Center on the St. Thomas campus. Presenter Anne Nayer, MSW, ACC, will speak on the topic of "Cultivating Mindfulness." She will cover strategies for navigating relationships and an overview of the spiritual roots of mindfulness and its expansion into and beyond psychology, and mental and emotional wellbeing, into the fields of neuroscience, education and business.

Nayer, a licensed psychotherapist and certified life coach, works with Synergy Center for Health and Wellness. She holds a master's degree in clinical social work from Yeshiva University in New York and a Life Coaching certification from the Academy of Coaching Excellence. She combines the traditional approaches of psychotherapy with an eclectic and empowering approach to healing, sustainable well-being and happiness. Individuals planning to participate should RSVP to CSAP Project Assistant Wendy V. Coram at (340) 693-1499 or send email to

Deadline for Submissions, Letters for 50th Anniversary Time Capsules Now Set for Jan. 31, 2013

The Time Capsule Subcommittee of UVI's Golden Jubilee Committee is again asking members of the University community to submit items for inclusion in each time capsule. The committee is also seeking letters from students, staff, faculty and alumni describing what they think UVI will be like in 50 years. Please submit items and/or letters for inclusion in the time capsules by January 31, 2013, to Raquel Silver at or call (340) 692- 4061.

Since announcing plans to create UVI 50th Anniversary Time Capsules on both campuses, many suggestions and some forwarded items have been received. "The sky is the limit on what can be placed in the time capsule," said Subcommittee Chair Raquel Silver. "Be imaginative." The time capsules will be capped in 2013, not to be opened for 50 years - in 2062.

Nominations for Afternoon on the Green Student and Non-Student Volunteer Scholarships Sought

UVI's Afternoon on the Green Committee is seeking nominations for two scholarships presented annually at the popular Afternoon on the Green "friendraiser" held each March on the St. Thomas campus. Nominations are sought for the UVI Student Volunteer of the Year Scholarship and for the UVI Volunteer of the Year Scholarship. The scholarships - valued at $3,000 for the student and $1,000 for the non-student - are designed to honor individuals who provide significant contributions of service to either UVI or to the Virgin Islands community.

UVI Student Volunteer: To be eligible for the Student Volunteer of the Year Scholarship, individuals must be currently enrolled at UVI and expect to matriculate to full-time status during the 2013-14 academic year. There are no residency or grade point requirements. To apply students must: submit an application form - see below for a link; attach a summary showing a minimum of 50 hours of community service at UVI or in the local community over the past 12 months; and submit a letter or letters verifying the community service performed.

UVI Volunteer: To be eligible for the UVI Volunteer of the Year Scholarship, a person affiliated with the University, who is not a student, must: provide basic personal information; and provide specific, verifiable details on how their substantial contributions (a minimum of 50 hours during the past 12 months) impacted the quality of service to the recipient organization. Persons affiliated with UVI could be alumni, parents of students, faculty, staff or supporters.

The deadline to submit application forms and materials is Feb. 15, 2013. Applications and information are available from the UVI Office of Institutional Advancement and from these direct links: AOTG Student Volunteer | AOTG Volunteer.

Send submissions to the UVI Office of Institutional Advancement, #2 John Brewers Bay, St. Thomas, VI 00802. Submissions will also be accepted via email to For more information contact Liza Margolis via email at

Human Resources Office New Hires/Separations List Available for December 2012

The UVI Human Resources Department has released the University's New Hires, Promotions and Separations report for Dec. 1-31, 2012. The list is available to the UVI community via the HR Document Library on the HR/Benefits page of UVI's myCampus web portal - - and from this direct link.

Academic Notes...

Spring and Summer Online Registration for Continuing UVI Students Underway

Continuing UVI students can now register online, via Banweb, for spring and summer 2013 courses. Registration for spring classes continues through Friday, Jan. 18, 2013. Summer registration will continue up to the start of those sessions. Students are reminded that they must first meet with their academic advisors to prepare individual schedules, and obtain an alternate PIN, which they will need to access Banweb. To find out the name of their advisor, students should contact the office of the dean of their school or college, or the Office of the Registrar, or the Associate Registrar ( Further details are available from the Registrar's section of the UVI website - - or this direct link Registrar Home Page.

Spring semester classes are scheduled to begin Jan. 14, with the drop/add period continuing through Jan. 18.

Orientation for New and Transfer Students Continues Through Jan. 11

Orientation for new and transfer students for the Spring 2013 Semester is scheduled to take place from Tuesday, Jan 8 to Friday, Jan 11, 2013. New student orientations are coordinated by Student Affairs. For more information about new student orientation activities, contact Dean of Students Dr. Doris Battiste on the St. Thomas Campus and Dean of Students Miriam Osborne on the Albert A. Sheen Campus on St. Croix. Click here to view the complete schedules for both campuses and other information: St. Thomas | St. Croix

St. Thomas Bookstore Sets Extended Hours, Refund/Exchange and Buyback Schedule

The UVI Bookstore on the St. Thomas campus has announced extended hours for the beginning of Spring Semester 2013. The Bookstore will resume regular business hours - Monday thru Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. - on Jan. 24, 2013.

Bookstore Extended Hours:

Jan. 10-11: 9 6 p.m.

Jan. 14-18: 8:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Jan. 19: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Jan. 22-23: 8:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.

The St. Thomas campus Bookstore's Spring Semester refund and exchange period is scheduled for Jan. 14 through Jan. 18. The Spring Semester used-book buyback period is set for April 30 to May 3, and May 6. For more information call the Bookstore at (340) 693-1560 or send a fax to (340) 693-1565.

St. Croix Bookstore Sets Extended Hours, Refund/Exchange and Buyback Schedule

The UVI Bookstore on the Albert A. Sheen Campus on St. Croix has announced extended hours for the beginning of Spring Semester 2013. The Bookstore will resume regular business hours - Monday thru Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. - on Jan. 25, 2013.

Bookstore Extended Hours:

Jan. 14: 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Jan. 15-17: 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Jan. 18: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Jan. 22-24: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

The St. Croix Bookstore's Spring Semester refund and exchange period is scheduled for Jan. 14-18 for financial aid students and for Jan. 14-25 for non-financial aid students. For more information call the Bookstore at (340) 692-4162 or send a fax to (340) 692-4004.

Other Current Items...

View This 'We Are UVI' Contribution; Additional Submissions Posted During Holiday Break

Image link to We Are UVIDo you know this week's "We Are UVI" contributor? "We Are UVI" is the University's Golden Jubilee blog. It features people sharing CVI/UVI stories from the past 50 years. New submissions have been added each week over the past year. This one was posted Sunday, Jan. 6. With the University's Golden Jubilee year ended, a permanent web home to the "We Are UVI" blog has been added to the social media section of the UVI website - It can be accessed from the "Blogger" button in the header (top right) of all UVI web pages. Visit this direct link - - to read the latest submission.

Sunday's submission joins those from the following, including several added during the UVI holiday break:

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), Sharleen Fahie ('86, '93), Sam Hall Jr., Richard Lippke, Randy Brown, Paul Flemming ('95, '98, '99), Kishma Allen ('09), Lawrence Lewis ('73), Aimery Caron, Quilin Mars ('08), Alvincent Hutson ('76), Vincent Cooper ('72), Dennis Parker, UVI President Emeritus Orville Kean, Richard Schrader, Albert Bryan ('04), Jerome McElroy, Velma Tyson ('80, '83), Marchelle D. Clarke Brown ('82), Anita Gordon Plaskett ('74, '78), Nanyamka Farrelly ('99, '06), Robert H. Ruskin, Jr. ('77) and Juanita Woods, Judy Grybowski, Lucia Woods ('73), Ellis Webster ('86), George Condon, Linette Rabsatt ('99) and Joycelyn Hewlett ('86), Roberta Knowles, Rita (Josiah) Howard ('73), Noreen Michael ('79), UVI President David Hall and Judith Vanterpool Rogers ('76).

Eastern Caribbean Center Conducting Phase II of Community Survey

The University of the Virgin Islands Eastern Caribbean Center (ECC) is conducting Phase II of its annual Virgin Islands Community Survey (VICS). During Phase II of the survey process, which runs from Dec. 8, 2012 to Jan. 12, 2013, ECC staff will interview the community.

"The goal of the VICS is to provide a clearer understanding of the changing population and housing statistics in the U.S. Virgin Islands," said Dr. Asha DeGannes, Eastern Caribbean Center's acting director. "Demographic surveys provide important information to educators, the legislature, businesses and anyone needing information about the community." Dr. DeGannes said the survey will generate official statistics relating to economics, population, housing, health and employment. A news release is available from the UVI homepage - - and from this direct link.

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.

Bulletin Board to Return to Monday Release Schedule; Noon Thursday is Submissions Deadline

In order to effectively share University information, both within the University community and with local media, on a timely basis, the UVI Public Relations Office will resume releasing the UVI Bulletin Board on its regular schedule on Monday, Jan. 14.

Distribution: The UVI Bulletin Board is posted to the UVI homepage each Monday. The most current Bulletin Board is available anytime at Headlines from each week's Bulletin Board, with a quick link to the full text online are shared with UVI students, faculty and staff via the myCampus web portal's "Messages" function. A version of the Bulletin Board, with items of general public interest, is also released to all Virgin Islands media outlets following internal release.

Deadline for Receipt of Items to be Included: All items intended for inclusion in the UVI Bulletin Board, and subsequent sharing with local media, should be received no later than NOON on the preceding Thursday. Please forward appropriate information (who, what, when, where, why, how) via email to: