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UVI Bulletin Board – July 20

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UVI’s Summer Band/Opera Camp to Perform Children’s Opera on July 25
The public is invited to the closing program of the UVI Summer Band and Opera Camp which will feature a performance of the children’s opera “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” at 6 p.m. on Saturday, July 25, at the Reichhold Center for the Arts. Approximately 50 students, ages eight through 18, will present the free program which will also feature performances by instrumental ensembles and the concert band. Camp participants are from schools on St. Thomas, St. Croix, Antigua and Virgin Gorda in the British Virgin Islands. Campers, under the direction of UVI Professor of Music Austin A. Venzen, have also been presenting free, mid-day public concerts each Wednesday in July at Emancipation Garden, in downtown Charlotte Amalie. The group’s final concerts are set for 11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. on July 22 and 29.
The camp is sponsored in part by the Law Enforcement Planning Commission, the Virgin Islands Department of Human Services, The Prior Family Foundation and the Antigua-Barbuda Association.
For more information, contact Prof. Venzen of the UVI Music Office at 693-1192.
VIUCEDD to Show “Praying With Lior” Documentary on July 25
The Virgin Islands Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (VIUCEDD) will show the award winning, 2007 film “Praying With Lior” from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. on Saturday, July 25, in the first-floor conference room of Administration and Conference Center on UVI’s St. Thomas campus. “Praying With Lior,” a documentary posing the question: Can someone with Down syndrome can be a spiritual genius? Lior, a Jewish boy on his way into manhood, is depicted as a best friend, burden, embarrassment and inspiration, as his faith and disability awe his community. Kosher style refreshments will be provided. For more information, contact Shammi Carr at 693-1173 or send e-mail to scarr@uvi.edu. Please RSVP by July 22. The film is free and open to the public.
Alumni Recognition Breakfast St. Thomas Postponed Until August
A UVI alumni recognition breakfast scheduled for July 18 on St. Thomas has been postponed until early August. The UVI Alumni Association’s St. Thomas/St. John Chapter will honor alumni Donnie Dorsett (’00), Dr. Henry Smith (’76), Jean Forde (’85), Winston Smith (’90) and Terrence Thomas (’88) at the event. Breakfast organizers apologize for any inconvenience this change in plans may cause. Tickets for the breakfast – $35 per person – are available at the UVI Bookstore or from chapter officers: Pamela Toussaint, Helen Hart, Michelle Johnson and Chapter President Jackie Sprauve. Proceeds go to the chapter’s scholarship fund which supports incoming freshman students at UVI. The continued support of chapter members is greatly appreciated. Chapter President Sprauve said the event promises to be an “exciting trip down memory lane.”
PRAXIS Exam to be Administered July 25 on St. Thomas Campus
The PRAXIS Exams will be administered in the Nursing Education Building on UVI’s St. Thomas campus at 7:30 a.m. on Saturday, July 25th. Only persons who have registered with ETS will be tested. No walk-ins are allowed. For more information call 693-1462.
UVI Family and Friends Pre-Labor Day Picnic Set Aug. 30 on St. Croix
UVI will host a pre-Labor Day beach picnic for UVI family and friends from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Frederiksted Beach on Sunday, Aug. 30. For more information, contact Hedda Finch-Simpson at 692-4228 or send email to hfinch-@uvi.edu.
VIUCEDD to Offer Fall Course in American Sign Language on St. Thomas
UVI’s Virgin Islands University Center for Excellence in Development Disabilities (VIUCEDD) will offer a course on American Sign Language during the 2009 fall semester. The course will meet on Tuesdays and Thursdays, from Aug. 18 through Dec. 8, 2009, on the St. Thomas campus in room 114 of the Teacher Education building. The cost is $130 per student. Books and related materials will be provided. For more information, or to register, contact Shammi Carr at 693-1173.
UVI 2008-2009 FACTBOOK Available from UVI Web Site
UVI’s Office of Institutional Research and Planning has announced that the University’s 2008-2009 FACTBOOK is now available from the Institutional Research and Planning link (select this link on the UVI Web site – www.uvi.edu. Convenient access is also available by entering the term “Institutional Research and Planning” in the “Search” window on any page of the UVI site. Access to individual sections of the 2008-2009 FACTBOOK is available from this direct link.
The FACTBOOK contains information on fall 2008 and spring 2009 enrollment, historical comparisons, admissions, SAT scores, degrees granted, course enrollment, faculty characteristics, tuition and fees, state of facilities information, and a list of UVI’s peers. Individuals with questions or comments should contact the Office of Institutional Research and Planning at ext. 1013.
CELL to Offer Skills Workshops for First-Line Supervisors in
The University of the Virgin Islands Community Engagement and Lifelong Learning (CELL) Center will offer a workshop series titled First-Line Supervision – a certificate program designed to help supervisors develop effective management skills – beginning in August on St. Thomas and St. Croix.
Workshop sessions, which will run on Wednesdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., begin on Aug. 12. On St. Croix, workshops will be held at the Joseph A. Simpson Building, at No. 23A Hospital Street, in Frederiksted. On St. Thomas, the workshops will be held at the CELL Center on UVI’s St. Thomas campus. First-Line Supervision provides basic management skills and training for supervisors with less than five years of supervisory experience. Participants will learn to: use practical strategies to plan and conduct effective meetings, solve problems, motivate employees, manage people, deal with conflict and handle change in the organization.
The workshops are offered in collaboration with the American Management Association (AMA). Participants may take individual workshops, or complete six of the workshops to obtain a Certificate in Management Skills in the Workplace from the University of the Virgin Islands and the AMA. For details or to register, call 693-1100 or visit UVICELL on-line at cell.uvi.edu.
UVI CELL Offers Course for Spanish Speakers
Spanish-speaking individuals interested in acquiring a basic level of skill in the English language are urged to register for a course to be hosted by the University of the Virgin Islands’ Community Engagement and Lifelong Learning (CELL) Center in August on St. Croix. English for Spanish Speakers will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays, starting August 4. All sessions will be held at the UVI-CELL Center, located in the Joseph A. Simpson Building in Frederiksted.
The course is designed for Spanish speakers with no prior knowledge of the English language, but would like to acquire a basic level of competence in understanding and speaking in English. Participants will learn to recognize basic English words, use words in the correct context during conversation, hold a basic conversation in English and much more.
For more information or to register, call 693-1100 or visit UVI CELL online at cell.uvi.edu.
SBDC Plans Business Outreach Programs for Veterans
UVI’s Small Business Development Center (SBDC) will conduct free outreach workshops for veterans on St. Croix on July 13, on St. John on July 14, and on St. Thomas on July 15. Carl Christensen, the Small Business Administration’s (SBA) officer in charge will be the presenter. SBA services to be discussed include the Patriot Express Pilot Loan Initiative, the America’s Recovery Capital Loan Program and the Community Express Loan Program.
The St. Croix session is scheduled for 2-4 p.m. at the SBDC Training Center in Sunshine Mall. The St. John outreach will take place from 10 a.m. to noon in the V.I. Legislature Conference Room in Cruz Bay. The St. Thomas session will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. at the SBDC Training Facility in Nisky Center.
To pre-register, call 692-5270 on St. Croix, or 776-3206 on St. Thomas and St. John.
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UVI’s Summer Band/Opera Camp to Perform Children’s Opera on July 25
The public is invited to the closing program of the UVI Summer Band and Opera Camp which will feature a performance of the children’s opera “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” at 6 p.m. on Saturday, July 25, at the Reichhold Center for the Arts. Approximately 50 students, ages eight through 18, will present the free program which will also feature performances by instrumental ensembles and the concert band. Camp participants are from schools on St. Thomas, St. Croix, Antigua and Virgin Gorda in the British Virgin Islands. Campers, under the direction of UVI Professor of Music Austin A. Venzen, have also been presenting free, mid-day public concerts each Wednesday in July at Emancipation Garden, in downtown Charlotte Amalie. The group’s final concerts are set for 11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. on July 22 and 29.
The camp is sponsored in part by the Law Enforcement Planning Commission, the Virgin Islands Department of Human Services, The Prior Family Foundation and the Antigua-Barbuda Association.
For more information, contact Prof. Venzen of the UVI Music Office at 693-1192.
VIUCEDD to Show “Praying With Lior” Documentary on July 25
The Virgin Islands Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (VIUCEDD) will show the award winning, 2007 film “Praying With Lior” from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. on Saturday, July 25, in the first-floor conference room of Administration and Conference Center on UVI’s St. Thomas campus. “Praying With Lior,” a documentary posing the question: Can someone with Down syndrome can be a spiritual genius? Lior, a Jewish boy on his way into manhood, is depicted as a best friend, burden, embarrassment and inspiration, as his faith and disability awe his community. Kosher style refreshments will be provided. For more information, contact Shammi Carr at 693-1173 or send e-mail to scarr@uvi.edu. Please RSVP by July 22. The film is free and open to the public.
Alumni Recognition Breakfast St. Thomas Postponed Until August
A UVI alumni recognition breakfast scheduled for July 18 on St. Thomas has been postponed until early August. The UVI Alumni Association’s St. Thomas/St. John Chapter will honor alumni Donnie Dorsett (’00), Dr. Henry Smith (’76), Jean Forde (’85), Winston Smith (’90) and Terrence Thomas (’88) at the event. Breakfast organizers apologize for any inconvenience this change in plans may cause. Tickets for the breakfast - $35 per person - are available at the UVI Bookstore or from chapter officers: Pamela Toussaint, Helen Hart, Michelle Johnson and Chapter President Jackie Sprauve. Proceeds go to the chapter's scholarship fund which supports incoming freshman students at UVI. The continued support of chapter members is greatly appreciated. Chapter President Sprauve said the event promises to be an “exciting trip down memory lane.”
PRAXIS Exam to be Administered July 25 on St. Thomas Campus
The PRAXIS Exams will be administered in the Nursing Education Building on UVI's St. Thomas campus at 7:30 a.m. on Saturday, July 25th. Only persons who have registered with ETS will be tested. No walk-ins are allowed. For more information call 693-1462.
UVI Family and Friends Pre-Labor Day Picnic Set Aug. 30 on St. Croix
UVI will host a pre-Labor Day beach picnic for UVI family and friends from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Frederiksted Beach on Sunday, Aug. 30. For more information, contact Hedda Finch-Simpson at 692-4228 or send email to hfinch-@uvi.edu.
VIUCEDD to Offer Fall Course in American Sign Language on St. Thomas
UVI’s Virgin Islands University Center for Excellence in Development Disabilities (VIUCEDD) will offer a course on American Sign Language during the 2009 fall semester. The course will meet on Tuesdays and Thursdays, from Aug. 18 through Dec. 8, 2009, on the St. Thomas campus in room 114 of the Teacher Education building. The cost is $130 per student. Books and related materials will be provided. For more information, or to register, contact Shammi Carr at 693-1173.
UVI 2008-2009 FACTBOOK Available from UVI Web Site
UVI’s Office of Institutional Research and Planning has announced that the University’s 2008-2009 FACTBOOK is now available from the Institutional Research and Planning link (select this link on the UVI Web site – www.uvi.edu. Convenient access is also available by entering the term “Institutional Research and Planning” in the “Search” window on any page of the UVI site. Access to individual sections of the 2008-2009 FACTBOOK is available from this direct link.
The FACTBOOK contains information on fall 2008 and spring 2009 enrollment, historical comparisons, admissions, SAT scores, degrees granted, course enrollment, faculty characteristics, tuition and fees, state of facilities information, and a list of UVI’s peers. Individuals with questions or comments should contact the Office of Institutional Research and Planning at ext. 1013.
CELL to Offer Skills Workshops for First-Line Supervisors in
The University of the Virgin Islands Community Engagement and Lifelong Learning (CELL) Center will offer a workshop series titled First-Line Supervision – a certificate program designed to help supervisors develop effective management skills – beginning in August on St. Thomas and St. Croix.
Workshop sessions, which will run on Wednesdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., begin on Aug. 12. On St. Croix, workshops will be held at the Joseph A. Simpson Building, at No. 23A Hospital Street, in Frederiksted. On St. Thomas, the workshops will be held at the CELL Center on UVI’s St. Thomas campus. First-Line Supervision provides basic management skills and training for supervisors with less than five years of supervisory experience. Participants will learn to: use practical strategies to plan and conduct effective meetings, solve problems, motivate employees, manage people, deal with conflict and handle change in the organization.
The workshops are offered in collaboration with the American Management Association (AMA). Participants may take individual workshops, or complete six of the workshops to obtain a Certificate in Management Skills in the Workplace from the University of the Virgin Islands and the AMA. For details or to register, call 693-1100 or visit UVICELL on-line at cell.uvi.edu.
UVI CELL Offers Course for Spanish Speakers
Spanish-speaking individuals interested in acquiring a basic level of skill in the English language are urged to register for a course to be hosted by the University of the Virgin Islands’ Community Engagement and Lifelong Learning (CELL) Center in August on St. Croix. English for Spanish Speakers will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays, starting August 4. All sessions will be held at the UVI-CELL Center, located in the Joseph A. Simpson Building in Frederiksted.
The course is designed for Spanish speakers with no prior knowledge of the English language, but would like to acquire a basic level of competence in understanding and speaking in English. Participants will learn to recognize basic English words, use words in the correct context during conversation, hold a basic conversation in English and much more.
For more information or to register, call 693-1100 or visit UVI CELL online at cell.uvi.edu.
SBDC Plans Business Outreach Programs for Veterans
UVI’s Small Business Development Center (SBDC) will conduct free outreach workshops for veterans on St. Croix on July 13, on St. John on July 14, and on St. Thomas on July 15. Carl Christensen, the Small Business Administration’s (SBA) officer in charge will be the presenter. SBA services to be discussed include the Patriot Express Pilot Loan Initiative, the America’s Recovery Capital Loan Program and the Community Express Loan Program.
The St. Croix session is scheduled for 2-4 p.m. at the SBDC Training Center in Sunshine Mall. The St. John outreach will take place from 10 a.m. to noon in the V.I. Legislature Conference Room in Cruz Bay. The St. Thomas session will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. at the SBDC Training Facility in Nisky Center.
To pre-register, call 692-5270 on St. Croix, or 776-3206 on St. Thomas and St. John.