St. Thomas Fall Fest to Include Career Fair, Health Fair and More on Oct. 8
The UVI Community is invited to participate in the St. Thomas campus Fall Fest scheduled for 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 8, at the Sports and Fitness Center. The day’s theme is “Putting the Pieces Together.”
Activities will include the Annual Career Fair, the 20th Annual Health Fair, presentations on student clubs and organizations, and information about UVI’s academic divisions and services. A voter registration table will also be available.
“Striving for Better Health” is the theme of the Health Fair. Screening for cholesterol, blood sugar, HIV and blood pressure will be offered from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Information will be available on weight control, eye care, skin care, massage therapy, aromatherapy, stress management, nutrition, herbal remedies and swine flu. As always, the UVI Bookstore will provide gift packs. Prizes, food, fun and music will be available throughout the day.
Representatives from UVI’s various offices are also invited to display their services. For more information, call the Student Activities Office at 693-1111.
St. Croix Sets Open Houses to Mark ‘National Careers in Student Affairs Month’
UVI’s St. Croix campus has scheduled a series of open house events to mark October as “National Careers in Student Affairs Month.” Students are encouraged to stop by the offices of Student Affairs on each “open house” day to learn about career opportunities, services and developmental and leadership programs available in the student affairs area. Professionals in student affairs can take advantage of a thriving career track, work on college campuses and make a difference in the lives of students and communities.
Open house events will be held daily from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the following schedule.
Oct. 13 – Associate Campus Administrator for Student Affairs and Campus Executive Administrator
Oct. 26 – Student Activities
Oct. 27 – Health Services
Oct. 28 – College Access Challenge Grant Program
Oct. 29 – Residence Life
Oct. 30 – Counseling and Career Services
For more information and details about other upcoming events, contact Miriam Osborne Elliott, associate campus administrator for student affairs-St. Croix Campus, at 692-4188/692-4000 or send e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
Buccaneers Volleyball Squad Facing Home Matches Oct. 8 and 10
The UVI Buccaneers men’s volleyball team is still on the hunt for their first win of the 2009 LAI season with two home matches slated this week. The Bucs are scheduled to play Caribbean University at 7 p.m., on Thursday, Oct. 8, in the Sports and Fitness Center on the St. Thomas campus. They will return to the home court to take on Sacred Heart University at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 10. Admission is free.
Modern Languages Area to Screen the Film ‘Casi Casi’ on Oct. 16
The Modern Language Area of UVI’s Division of Humanities and Social Studies will present the Spanish language film “Casi Casi” at 7:30 p.m., on Friday, Oct. 16, in Chase Auditorium (B-110), on the St. Thomas campus. “Casi Casi” is a Puerto Rican comedy that runs 93 minutes. The UVI community is invited to attend. Admission is $1. Drinks and snacks will be given away. For details, contact Prof. Mike Anders at 693-1353. The next film in the series – the powerful French film “Au Revoir Les Enfants” – will be offered on Nov. 20.
VIUCEDD to Host 6th ‘Voices That Count’ Forum
The Virgin Islands University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (VIUCEDD) will host the 6th annual “Voices That Count” policy forum at the University of the Virgin Islands on Oct. 21, on St. Croix and Oct. 23, on St. Thomas.
“Voices that Count” is an annual, territory-wide forum that calls attention to the issues and concerns that people with disabilities face as they relate to education, public safety, accessibility and transportation in the U.S. Virgin Islands. The theme for this year’s forum is “A Call for Action.”
On St. Croix, the forum will run from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 21. It will take place in the Great Hall of the North West Wing building. On St. Thomas the forum will run from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 23. It will be held in the Administration and Conference Center. St. Thomas participants are asked to park at UVI’s Sports and Fitness Center and use shuttle services that will be provided.
There is no fee for conference participants, but space is limited on both islands. The deadline to register is Friday, Oct. 16. To participate on St. Croix, contact Gerri Hanna – e-mail at email@example.com
or call 692-1919 – or Stephanie Barnes – e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
or call 626-3330. On St. Thomas, contact Maritza Swan – e-mail: email@example.com
or call 776-9200, ext. 2334.
UVI Student Models Sought for Photography Shoot
UVI’s Public Relations Office is seeking students who want to be in pictures. The office is planning a photography shoot this month and is looking for male and female students who reflect the diversity of the University to take part in this volunteer opportunity.
At least 10 students are needed for volunteer daytime modeling assignments on the St. Thomas and St. Croix campuses. Audition head shots and photography release forms can be obtained by visiting the UVI Public Relations Office, in room 229 of the Administration and Conference Center on the St. Thomas campus, on weekdays from noon to 3 p.m. Students on the St. Croix campus should call the Public Relations Office at 693-1059 to arrange for headshots to be taken.
Images made during the photo shoot will be used to help publicize the University to the Virgin Islands community and beyond. The photos are typically used in UVI Web site pages, University publications – such as UVI Magazine and the President’s Report, and in a wide variety of local and national print advertisements.
TMC Launches STEM Web Site for Students at HBCUs
The Thurgood Marshall College Fund has announced the launch of a new Web site dedicated to the advancement of STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) disciplines at Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). The site is designed to provide career resources to STEM students and to make available links to published works at member schools. It also features a message board for students to post questions and share information with professors and students at other colleges and universities.
The STEM site also includes a graduate school database that offers students information on the many graduate programs offered at the public HBCUs. The site is available from the main menu of the www.thurgoodmarshallfund.org Web site.