May 27, 2004 – The University of the Virgin Islands Bulletin Board issued today has these announcements:
Summer Institute for Future Global Leaders Continues on St. Thomas
UVI's Summer Institute for Future Global Leaders continues on the St. Thomas campus. This year, 49 participants, representing 21 colleges and universities from the United States and the Caribbean, are in attendance. Institute seminars, events and activities will continue through June 6. See the full News Release on the UVI web Site.
CLEP Test Signup Deadline is Friday, May 28, on St. Thomas, St. Croix
Friday, May 28, is the deadline for UVI students who wish sign-up for CLEP (College Level Examination Program) tests to be conducted on June 24 on both campuses. CLEP tests are offered in a wide variety of subject areas, including Spanish, French, history, accounting, business administration, computer information systems, chemistry, biology, math, literature, sociology, psychology and others. To sign up on St. Thomas, students must visit the enrollment management office on the second floor of the Classroom Administration Building. For more information call 693-1152. To sign up on St. Croix, visit the academic services office in Room 811 of the Evans Center. For details on St. Croix call 692-4158.
Second Alumni Awards Breakfast Set June 5 on St. Thomas
The St. Thomas/St. John Chapter of the UVI Alumni Association will honor five alumni members at the 2nd Annual Alumni Awards and Recognition Breakfast at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday, June 5, at L'Escargot Garden Restaurant on St. Thomas. The honorees will be Maria Ayala, class of 1976; Gwenavire Hyndman, class of 1977; Beverly January, class of 1991; Clarence Nibbs, class of 1992; and Anecia Sewer, class of 1994. Tickets are $25 and are available at the UVI alumni affairs office. Proceeds will go toward the chapter's scholarship fund. For more information call 693-1046.
Math Skills Testing Scheduled June 8 on St. Thomas Campus
Math Skills diagnostic and placement testing on the St. Thomas campus is scheduled for 2 to 4 p.m. on Tuesday, June 8, in Classroom Administration Building Rooms 305 and 306. All entering students (new to UVI) with SAT-math scores below 490 should take this test to determine appropriate enrollment for their first mathematics course. All students who take the test must bring photo ID.
Summer Session Registration Set June 10-11; Classes Begin June 14
Registration for UVI's 2004 summer session is scheduled for Thursday, June 10, and Friday, June 11. Summer session will begin Monday, June 14. For information contact the Registrar's office on St. Thomas at 693-1051 or the academic services office on St. Croix at 692-4103. Details are available on the "Academics" section of the UVI home page (link below).
Grant-Writing Seminar Set August 12-13; Application Deadline is June 5
A grant-writing seminar sponsored by the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology/Minority Access to Research Careers program will be offered at UVI on August 12 and 13. The two-day seminar — which will originate on the St. Thomas campus and be teleconferenced to the St. Croix campus — is designed to help investigators achieve their full potential in research by providing them with grant-writing skills that are necessary to maximize their abilities to generate novel ideas, and to communicate those ideas effectively to grant review panels.
Conducted in association with Grant Writers' Seminars and Workshops, LCC, the seminar will be funded through the National Institute of General Medical Sciences, National Institutes of Health under the FASEB Visiting Scientists for Minority Institutions Program. Applications for the workshop must be submitted by June 5. For more information contact Dr. Jennifer Carroll at 693-1239 or via e-mail. Details and a downloadable application form are available on the UVI Web site's "Latest Links" menu and at this direct link.
UVI-CELL Announces Massage Therapy, Half-Day Real Estate Courses
UVI's Community Engagement and Lifelong Learning Center offers courses designed for individuals seeking new careers and professional advancement, or those who want to explore a hobby or leisure-time activities.
The most recent additions to CELL offerings include a Massage Therapy course, and two half-day, follow-on courses to the Real Estate Salespersons course. See descriptions below. All are offered on St. Thomas.
For details call 693-1100, send e-mail, or visit the CELL web site at CELL Web site.
Introduction to Massage Therapy
Introduction to Massage Therapy is for residents of St. Thomas, St. John and Water Island. This hands-on course is designed to explore the art of massage therapy for personal benefit. Students will learn techniques of Swedish massage, the benefits and limitations of massage therapy and more. The course will be offered 2 to 6 p.m. on Saturdays from June 12 through August 21. The $475 fee includes textbooks. Classes will be held in the Recreation Center on UVI's St. Thomas campus.
Real Estate Broker's Course
This half-day course provides what individuals need to prepare for the brokers exam. Note: Any person who wishes to take the exam must be a licensed real estate sales agent for at least two years.
Date: Saturday, June 5; Time: 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.; Fee: $50; Location: T101 – St. Thomas.
"Becoming an Appraiser" Course
An introductory course that provides insight into what it takes to become an Appraiser.
Date: Saturday, June 5; Time: 1 – 4:30 p.m.; Fee: $50; Location: T101 – St. Thomas.
For more on the University of the Virgin Islands, visit the Web site at www.uvi.edu.
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