April 8, 2004 – The University of the Virgin Islands Bulletin Board issued today has these announcements:
UVI Summer Science Enrichment Academies Seeking Interested Students
Positions for more than 100 Virgin Islands students in grades 7 through 12 are available in the 2004 Summer Science Enrichment Academies program to be hosted by UVI. Applications are available from school guidance counselors. The sign-up is A
Inclusive Early Childhood Degree Program Scholarships Offered
UVI's University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities in conjunction with the V.I. Human Services Department's Office of Child Care, Regulatory & Volunteer Services is offering thirty academic scholarships for participation in the Inclusive Early Childhood Associate Degree Program at UVI. Persons interested in receiving the academic scholarship must be currently providing educational and developmental services for children between the ages of three and five, and have taken and successfully completed entry-level English courses at the university or have received a score of at least 500 on the English section of the Scholastic Aptitude Test. For more information, contact:
Ellie Hirsh, UCEDD Assistant Director at 692-1919
Wilbert Francis, UCEDD Program Coordinator at 693-1189
Velven Samuel, Department of Human Services at 774-0930, ext. 4181
Advisement, Registration for Fall 2004 Continues Through April 14
UVI will conduct advisement and registration of continuing students for the Fall 2004 semester through Wednesday, April 14. Due to the scheduled university recess, no on-site registration activities will be conducted on April 9. On-site registration activities will resume on Monday, April 12. Following advisement, returning UVI students can register via the Internet from anywhere through April 23. To register on-line students must first visit advisors for approval of course selections. They obtain a Personal Identification Number (PIN) and then go on-line at banweb.uvi.edu to register.
UVI to Close April 9-11 for Spring Recess
The St. Croix and St. Thomas campuses of the university will be closed on Friday and Saturday, April 9 and 10, for spring recess. Classes will resume and university offices will reopen on the regular schedule Monday, April 12.
Free Tax Filing Help Offered on St. Thomas Campus
Free tax-filing assistance will be provided on the UVI St. Thomas campus from 1 to 5 p.m. on Saturday, April 10, and Sunday, April 11, in the Classroom Administration Building Computer Lab, room 103. The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Project, sponsored by the St. Thomas campus Business Division, aims to help community members prepare income tax returns. The tax filing assistance will be provided by UVI business students and professors using Turbo Tax, an on-line tax filing system. Individuals seeking assistance should bring a copy of their 2002 tax return. For more information call Professor Sharon Simmons at 693-1314.
UVI Summer Science Enrichment Academies Seeking Students
Positions for more than 100 Virgin Islands students in grades 7 through 12 are available in the 2004 Summer Science Enrichment Academies program to be hosted by UVI. Applications are available from school guidance counselors. The sign-up is April 23. For more information contact Judy Boland at 693-1232, or Catherine Schlingmann at 693-1383 on St. Thomas or Dr. Michelle Peterson at 778-1620, Ext. 3141, on St. Croix. See the full News Release on the UVI Web site (link below).
St. Croix Highlights Counseling and Placement Month Activities
April is National Counseling Awareness Month and UVI's Counseling and Placement Office on the St. Croix campus is celebrating by hosting a series of special programs designed specifically for the university's faculty, staff and students. Check the UVI Web site for the full schedule of events and activities.
Student Government Elections Set April 14 on St. Thomas
The Student Government Association on UVI's St. Thomas campus will hold election for the 2004-2005 school year on Wednesday, April 14. Applicants are being recruited for the following position: president, vice president, treasurer, and senators (three seniors, three juniors and three sophomores). Thursday, April 8, is the deadline for sign-up. For applications and more information call the student activities office at Ext. 1111. Faculty and staff are asked to encourage eligible students to participate.
UVI Annual Olympics Set April 15-18 on the St. Croix Campus
The annual weekend of UVI Olympics activities has been announced for the St. Croix campus on April 15 through 18. Thirty St. Thomas campus students have accepted the challenge and plan to compete against St. Croix campus counterparts. Events will include co-ed softball, basketball, tennis, flag football, track, tennis, pool, dominoes and volleyball. For more information contact the student activities offices on St. Thomas at 693-1111 or on St. Croix at 692-4188.
UVI Little Theatre's Spring Production April 16-19
The UVI Little Theatre Production for the spring semester will be "The Night Thoreau Spent In Jail." Written by Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee, this historical yet believably current play is about the night Thoreau was thrown in jail in 1846 for non-payments of taxes. The play will feature members of the community as well as UVI students. Show dates are April 16, 17, 18 and 19. Show time is 8 p.m. Tickets are $12 for adults and $6 for students. The UVI Little Theatre is located in the Classroom Administration Building on the St. Thomas campus. Call 693-1354 for details.
UVI Staff Council to Meet Tuesday, April 27
The next meeting of the UVI Staff Council is scheduled for Tuesday, April 27, at noon. The session will be videoconferenced in Chase Auditorium (Business Education room 110) on the St. Thomas campus and in the Theater (Evans Center Room 401) on the St. Croix campus.
SBDC Offers Personal Development Workshops in April
The Small Business Development Center will conduct the following seminars during the month of April. For more information or to register for any of these seminars, contact UVI-SBDC at 692-5270. All seminars will be at the UVI SBDC Training Center located in the Sunshine Mall (lower level) St. Croix.
* Coping with Unemployment: What to Do When You Are Out of Work (Goal-setting strategies, successful coping techniques, and realistic jobhunting tips)" – Thursday, April 15, from 1-3 p.m. Admission is free.
* Time Management: Getting the Most Out of Your Day" – Thursday, April 22, from 5:45-8 p.m. Admission $15 with pre-registration ($20 at the door).
* Financial Management: The Need for Disability Insurance and Proper
Business Planning" – Tuesday, April 27 from 5:45-8 p.m. Admission $15 with pre-registration ($20 at the door).
UVI Nursing Students' Posters At Tutu Park Mall
UVI bachelor of nursing science students will present a poster display on injury prevention in children in the center court of the Tutu Park Mall on April 28 from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. The goal of this project is to expand knowledge of injury prevention while promoting preventative health as an essential component of childcare. Posters will be displayed on a wide range of topics including stranger danger, sun safety, safety around animals, choking prevention, first aid and car seat safety. For information contact UVI Nursing professor Dr. Doris W. Campbell at 693-1295.
Dollars & Sense Seminar on Financial Freedom Set April 14
The third in a series of quarterly seminars entitled Dollars & Sense is set for 6 p.m. Wednesday, April 14, by the New Image Foundation in collaboration with UVI-Small Business Development Center. Willoughby Lewis, president of PGU Insurance Services, will address the topic "Paving the Way to Financial Freedom." The seminar will be held in the SBDC Training Facility, Suite 72
0, Nisky Center on St. Thomas. Registration is $5. Admission is free for UVI students and faculty. However, pre-registration is required. Call 777-8883 to register.
Mathematics Skills Exams Set May 7 on St. Thomas
The final exam for students taking mathematics skills classes on the St. Thomas campus is scheduled for 3 to 5 p.m. May 7. The exam will be held in the CA Building. For more information call 693-1253. Details of the final exam for students taking mathematics skills class on the St. Croix campus will be announced as soon as available.
For more on the University of the Virgin Islands, visit the Web site at www.uvi.edu.
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