Feb. 23, 2004 – The University of the Virgin Islands Bulletin Board issued today has these announcements:
American Sign Language Class Being Planned on St. Thomas
A class in American Sign Language – Level 1 – will be offered by the V.I. University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities beginning Wednesday, March 3, on UVI's St. Thomas campus. This is an enrichment class and not for academic credit. It is open to anyone interested in learning sign language. The cost will be $125 per semester.
Stephanie Brown will be the instructor. Classes will be held from 5:45 to 7:15 p.m. on Wednesdays and Fridays through June. To register or obtain more information, visit the VIUCEDD office in the Teacher Education Building (Room T-106) or call 693-1188 by Monday, March 1.
UVI Commencement Dates Announced, Regalia Orders Encouraged
UVI's annual commencement exercises are scheduled for Saturday, May 22, on St. Thomas, and for Sunday, May 23, on St. Croix. Members of the faculty and professional staff who need to order regalia in order to participate in commencement are encouraged to place orders as soon as possible through the UVI Bookstores on St. Thomas and St. Croix.
UVI Staff Council to Meet March 9
The next meeting of the UVI Staff Council is scheduled for noon on Tuesday, March 9. All members of the UVI non-teaching staff are encouraged to attend. The meeting will be videoconferenced between Chase Auditorium (Business Education room 110) on the St. Thomas campus and the Theater (Evans Center room 401) on the St. Croix campus.
For more information call 693-1111. Information on Staff Council efforts — such as proposed by-laws, upcoming legislative sessions, etc. — is available under the "Latest Links" button on the UVI Web site (link below).
UVI Sets Spring Open House on St. Thomas Campus for March 5
UVI has scheduled its spring open house for prospective students on the St. Thomas campus on Friday, March 5. The open house will take place from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the UVI Sports and Fitness Center. Representatives from all academic divisions, admissions, financial aid, housing and other university departments will be available to discuss their offerings. Approximately 200 students are expected to attend.
Some highlights of the day will be face-to-face meetings between students and faculty members, tours, laboratory experiments, displays by the various academic divisions and interactive exercises. Parents are urged to have their children contact school counselors to make sure they can participate in this chance to learn more about the university. Applications to UVI will also be accepted during the open house. The deadline for applications for the fall semester is April 30, 2004. For more information call 693-1160.
UVI Plans 'Day at Tutu Park Mall' for March 20
UVI will conduct an informational "Day At Tutu Park Mall" from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, March 20. University administrators, faculty members and students will be on hand to share a personal snapshot of UVI's numerous academic and special program offerings. Information regarding admissions procedures, financial aid and housing options will also be available. Admissions applications will also be accepted during the day.
St. Thomas Campus Activities
— Wednesday, Feb. 25 — Drinks and Tarts Sale — by class of 2004 at Business Building 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
— Wednesday, Feb. 25 — Dominica and St. Lucia Organization — Independence Cultural Symposium and Snack Sale, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. CA Building parking lot.
— Thursday, Feb. 26 — Counseling and Placement Center workshop: "Career Focus: Charting Your Future" workshop in Business Education room 206 from 1-2 p.m. Call 693-1087 for details.
— Friday, Feb. 27 — "Coming to the Stage – UVI Apollo Style" showcase of talent, 8 p.m. in the Dining Pavilion.
— Friday, Feb. 27 — Student Government Association Black History Month closing activity from 7 to 10:30 p.m. in the Sports and Fitness Center.
— Sunday, Feb. 29 — Class of 2004 beach party at John Brewers
Beach from 1 p.m.
CLEP Proficiency Tests Scheduled March 25 on St. Thomas
UVI will offer College-Level Examination Program tests on Thursday, March 25, on the St. Thomas campus. The deadline for students to register for these CLEP tests is Friday, Feb. 27, at the division of enrollment management office, second floor of the CA Building on the St. Thomas Campus. CLEP tests are available in a variety of subjects, such as Spanish, French, history, accounting, business administration, computer information systems, chemistry, literature, math, economics and sociology.
A complete list is included in the UVI Catalog on pages 27 and 28 (An online version of the UVI Catalog is available on the UVI web site (link below). Call 693-1150 for further information. CLEP testing is offered on UVI's St. Thomas campus in March, June and October.
CLEP tests are offered by the academic services office on the St. Croix campus. The next CLEP tests on St. Croix are scheduled for either June or July. The exact date will be announced when it is determined. For more information on
St. Croix call 692-4103.
Seminar for First Time Home Owners Set on St. Thomas for Feb. 24
The second in a series of quarterly personal financial seminars entitled Dollars & Sense will be offered on St. Thomas from 6 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 24, by the UVI-Small Business Development Center and FirstBank Virgin Islands. Audrey Morton of the V.I. Housing Finance Authority will speak on "The Road to Homeownership." She will offer tips and insights for first time buyers and builders.
Also on the panel will be Karen Sprauve of FirstBank who will discuss bank services available to first-time homebuyers. This seminar will take place at the UVI-Small Business Development Center, training facility at Nisky Center. The cost is $5. Light refreshments will be served. Call New Image Foundation at 777-8883 to register.
SBDC-BIR Seminar on Filing Business Taxes Set for St. John, St. Thomas
A seminar titled "Filing Your 2003 Business Taxes" will be offered by UVI's
Small Business Development Center and the V.I. Internal Revenue Bureau on St. Thomas and St. John. The St. John session is scheduled for 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 25, in the V.I. Legislature conference room in Cruz Bay.
The St. Thomas seminar will take place from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, March 4, at the UVI-SBDC training facility at Nisky Center. Seminar topics will include: tax changes for 2003, how to compute your taxes, which local and federal taxes apply, how to file your business taxes accurately, how returns are selected for audit. The seminar is free. Please pre-register by Monday, Feb. 23, for the St. John seminar and Tuesday, March 2, for the St. Thomas seminar. To pre-register or for more information on this seminar and/or other SBDC services contact call 776-3206.
Seminar on QuickBooks Pro 2001 Offered March 9 by SBDC on St. Croix
UVI's Small Business Development Center will conduct a seminar entitled "Discovering QuickBooks Pro 2001" from 6 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, March 9, at the SBDC training center located in Sunshine Mall (lower level) on St. Croix.
Admission for those who pre-register is $15. Registration at the door is $20. Admission is free for UVI employees and students, but pre-registration is requested. Space in this seminar is limited. To secure a space, registration fee must be received by Friday, March 5. For more information or to register, contact UVI-SBDC at 692-5270.
For more on the University of the Virgin Islands, visit the Web site at www.uvi.edu.
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