Public Invited to UVI’s Summer Research Symposium on July 31 The St. Thomas community is invited to attend the Seventh Annual Summer Research Symposium sponsored by the Emerging Caribbean Scientists (ECS) program of the Division of Science and Mathematics at the University of the Virgin Islands. The symposium is slated for 1 to 3 p.m. on Friday, July 31, in the Administration and Conference Center on UVI’s St. Thomas campus. A news release is available from the UVI Web site – www.uvi.edu.
For more information, contact Tannesia Petersen on the St. Thomas campus, at 693-1232 or visit the ECS Web site at ecs.uvi.edu
Ag Experiment Station Releases Analysis of St. Croix Land-Cover Changes UVI’s Agricultural Experiment Station has released the results of a land-cover change analysis in a technical bulletin. The Agroforestry research project used satellite images, aerial photographs and GIS software to map changes in the landscape of St. Croix over a ten-year period. The project found that forest, agriculture and development have interacted to cause a high degree of change in St. Croix. Reforestation and deforestation occurred in equal amounts and the resulting maps show how the change is clustered around existing developments in the lowlands.
This technical bulletin and other Agroforestry publications are available for download from the AES-Agroforestry section of the UVI Web site – www.uvi.edu. Printed copies can be obtained from Brian Daley of AES (692-4078) or Clarice Clark (692-4060) of the Cooperative Extension Service. This publication was made possible through a grant from UVI’s Water Resources Research Institute.
Alumni Recognition Breakfast on St. Thomas Scheduled for Aug. 8 The St. Thomas/St. John Chapter of the UVI Alumni Association will hold its Annual Alumni Recognition Breakfast at 8:30 a.m. on Aug. 8, at the Administration and Conference Center on UVI’s St. Thomas campus. The event was originally scheduled for July. The chapter will honor alumni Donnie Dorsett (’00), Dr. Henry Smith (’76), Jean Forde (’85), Winston Smith (’90) and Terrence Thomas (’88) for their work and contributions to the University and the Virgin Islands community.
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.” For more information, call 693-1040.
St. Croix Campus Bookstore Announces Extended Hours The UVI Bookstore on the St. Croix campus has announced the following extended hours for the opening of the Fall Semester. For more information, call 692-4162.
August 13 – 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
August 14 – 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
August 17 – 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. (first day of classes)
August 18-20 – 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
August 21 – 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
August 24-27 – 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
August 28 – 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
St. Thomas Campus Bookstore Announces Extended Hours The UVI Bookstore on the St. Thomas campus has announced the following extended hours for the opening of the Fall Semester.
August 13-14 – 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.
August 17-28 – 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.
August 15, 22 and 29 – 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
The St. Thomas campus Bookstore resumes regular business hours – Monday to Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. – on Monday, Aug. 31. For more information, call 693-1561.
St. Thomas Campus Student Housing Office Relocates to Rouppe House UVI’s Office of Student Housing on the St. Thomas campus has been relocated to Rouppe House. Student Housing Supervisor Sean Georges and Aneka Francis, the Administrative Assistant for both Housing and Student Activities, are now located at Rouppe House. The Student Activities Office remains in the Student Activities Center. See below for relevant phone contact information.
St. Thomas Campus Student Activities Center Closed Through Aug. 9 The Student Activities Center on UVI’s St. Thomas campus is closed from July 27 through August 9, and reopens on August 10. Campus Mail Service will remain available during this time, with access through the Activity Center’s side door.
UVI-CELL to Offer Certificate in Bookkeeping on St. Thomas and St. Croix The University of the Virgin Islands Community Engagement and Lifelong Learning (CELL) Center will offer a new series of courses this fall leading to a certificate in bookkeeping on St. Thomas and St. Croix. Course content is designed for individuals who want to qualify for entry-level jobs in bookkeeping or for entrepreneurs who want to manage their own books in a more professional and efficient manner. To earn a certificate, participants must take three courses. Introduction to Bookkeeping and Intermediate Bookkeeping are required. Following that, students will select one of two online courses: Introduction to QuickBooks 2009 or Performing Payroll in QuickBooks 2009.
Introduction to Bookkeeping will be offered from Sept. 15 through Oct. 1. Classes will be offered from 6-8 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays on St. Croix, and from 6-8 p.m. on Tuesdays and Wednesdays on St. Thomas. The registration deadline is Aug. 10. The fee is $275.
Intermediate Bookkeeping will be offered from Oct. 13 through 19. Classes will be offered from 6 to 8 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays on St. Croix, and from 6-8 p.m. on Tuesdays and Wednesdays on St. Thomas. The registration deadline is Sept. 14. The fee is $275.
The cost for the online electives is $129 per course.
For more information or to register, contact the UVI-CELL Center at 693-1100 or visit cell.uvi.edu