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UVI Bulletin Board for August and September

University of the Virgin Islands — St. Croix Campus

Study Away with NSE and Beyond Interest Session – Albert A. Sheen Campus Come hear how “Life Begins at your Comfort Zone!” A study away interest session with study away opportunities offered by UVI will be held at 4-5 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept.12, in North West Wing 102.  Semester and academic year or trips that earn credit, internships and other options available.

For more information, contact Patricia Towal, director of Counseling and Career Services by e-mail: or call 692-4187.

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2017 Beginning College Survey of Student Engagement to Be Administered to First-Time Freshmen The Office of Institutional Research and Planning will collaborate with Indiana University for Postsecondary Research to administer the 2017 Beginning College Survey of Student Engagement (BCSSE) Aug. 21 through Sept. 4.

BCSSE will be administered to all first-time freshmen at UVI. First-time freshmen will need to check Blackboard and their e-mails for their invitation to take the online survey. First-time freshmen will have the opportunity to share some of their high school experiences, as well as their expectations during their first year of college at UVI.

The BCSSE data can aid the design of pre-college orientation programs, student service initiatives, and other efforts aimed at improving student learning during the first year of college.

The results will be used to establish a baseline for assessing the impact of UVI’s first year programs and may be used in many ways, including:

  • Recruitment, Assessment and Improvement
  • Curricular Reform
  • Academic Advising
  • Retention
  • Faculty Development
  • Accreditation and Self Studies
  • First-Year Program Evaluation

To learn more about BCSSE, visit their Web site at

For questions about the project, contact Institutional Research and Planning at 693-1012.

 Paradise Jam Summer Tours Set to be Held August 13-23 The Paradise Jam Summer Tours will begin on Sunday, Aug. 13, on the island of St. Croix.  Tip-off begins at 6 p.m. in the Central High School gym with the Virgin Islands National Team and Vanderbilt.

All games played on St. Thomas will be in the University’s Sports and Fitness Center on the St. Thomas Campus.

Tickets are $5 daily — $3 for student 12 years and under. A valid ID is necessary at the time of purchase. The ticket outlet is the box office at the University Sports and Fitness Center. (UVISFC)

See the following schedule:

Sunday, Aug. 13 (St. Croix Central High School Gym)

Vanderbilt vs USVI National Team at 6 p.m.

Monday Aug. 14 (St. Thomas UVI SFC)  

Vanderbilt vs Carleton at 6 pm

UVI BUCS vs Northern Colorado at 8 p.m.

Tuesday, Aug. 15 (St. Thomas UVI SFC)

Northern Colorado vs Carleton at 6 p.m.

Wednesday, Aug. 16 (St. Thomas UVI SFC)  

Vanderbilt vs Brock at 6 p.m.

Thursday, Aug. 17 (St. Thomas UVI SFC)  

Vanderbilt vs Carleton at 4 p.m.

Northern Colorado vs Brock at 7 p.m.

Friday, Aug. 18 (St. Thomas UVI SFC)  

James Madison vs Carleton at 6 p.m.

Sunday, August 20 (St. Thomas UVI SFC)  

James Madison vs Brock at 6 p.m.

Monday, Aug. 21(St. Thomas UVI SFC)  

James Madison vs Brock at 6 p.m.

Wednesday, Aug. 23 (St. Thomas UVI SFC)  

James Madison vs USVI National Team at 6 p.m.

For additional details, call 693-1199 or contact Wilberto Ramos at 693-1102 or e-mail at

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 — 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 one half hours per week, and it continues every Tuesday evening for 15 weeks. Courses begin on Tuesday, Aug. 29, from 5-7:30 p.m. For registration details, go to:

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 693-1240 or 693-1000 or via e-mail at

Registration Open for VIUCEDD’s American Sign Language (ASL) Course The Virgin Islands University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (VIUCEDD) is offering American Sign Language beginners one and two courses on St. Thomas and St. Croix beginning from Sept. 11 – Nov. 16.

Registration is now open until Aug. 30.

For more information or to register, contact Shamika Thomas at 693-1406 or by e-mail:

AAS Campus Psychology Club Meeting to Host Guest Lecture – NSE Experience in Puerto Rico The Psychology Club of Albert A. Sheen Campus announces their first meeting featuring one of our own Albert A. Sheen Campus student who was a National Student Exchange Student at the University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras Campus in spring 2017.

Tiara De Costa will present her vivid experiences in Puerto Rico and how those experiences impacted her college career.

The meeting will be at 12:30-1:30 p.m. in Evans Center 716, on Thursday, Aug. 31. For more information, contact Patricia Towal at 692-4187 or send an e-mail to  or

Study Away with NSE and Beyond – Alfred A. Sheen Campus Session A study away interest session will be held at 11 a.m. to noon on Wednesday, Aug. 30, in North West Wing 102, Come and find out how to study away at over 160 colleges in the U.S. and Canada. Study Abroad is available with trips that earn credit. Come and hear all about the options UVI offers for our students.

For more information contact Patricia Towal, director of counseling and career Services on UVI’s Albert A. Sheen Campus by e-mail: or by telephone at 692-4187. You may also visit the Web sites at and

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

For more information, e-mail

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 – Frederiksted, St. Croix, 23A Hospital Street
St. Thomas
Date: Sept.11 – Nov. 6
Time: 6 p.m.– 9 p.m.

Location: UVICELL Center – St. Thomas, Faculty East, UVI Campus
         For fees or more information on the course, call 693-110 or visit

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