VIUCEDD Plans Training Series for Accessible Computers, Devices and Web sites UVI’s Virgin Islands University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (VIUCEDD) is hosting a series of free training sessions on ADA accessible computers, electronic devices, Web sites and apps. ADA is the Americans With Disabilities Act. The sessions are designed for consumers with disabilities, especially including mobility, hearing impairment and blindness/low vision. Participants can take laptops, PCs, iPads or other electronic device for hands-on training. The sessions will include demonstrations on accessible devices and an introduction to websites, apps and more. ADA certified trainers Joe Cooler and Dr. Sandra Ross will conduct the sessions. Students are welcome. For more information, or to register, call 692-4267.
Trainings take place from 9 to 11:45 a.m. The remaining sessions are scheduled as follows:
VIUCEDD, T-114, Teacher Education Bldg, UVI, St. Thomas
Accessible Web sites/Apps – Tuesday, Nov 22, 2011
Accessible Computers – Wednesday, Nov 30, 2011
Accessible Web sites/Apps – Thursday, Dec 1, 2011
VIUCEDD Office, 1 Golden Grove, St. Croix
Accessible Web sites/Apps – Monday, Nov. 21, 2011
Accessible Computers – Monday, Nov 28, 2011
Accessible Web sites/Apps – Tuesday, Nov 29, 2011
Renowned Forensic Scientist to Speak at UVI on Nov. 22 Crimes, clues and investigations will be the intriguing subjects covered by leading forensic scientist, author and scholar Dr. Fred Smith, when he speaks at the University of the Virgin Islands at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 22.
Dr. Smith will lecture on the topic, “Forensic Science and Crime in the Caribbean,” which should be of interest to a wide audience of students, law enforcers, lawyers and others.
The first presenter in the new “Open Doors” lecture series presented by the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences, Dr. Smith comes to the territory with an extensive background in forensic research, publishing and court testimony. Dr. Smith will be speaking from the UVI Great Hall on St. Croix and by video-conference to St. Thomas viewers in Chase Auditorium (B110). A news release is available from the UVI homepage – http://www.uvi.edu
UVI to Close Nov. 24-25 to Observe Thanksgiving Day, Fortsberg/Discovery Day The University of the Virgin Islands will be closed on Thursday, Nov. 24, and Friday, Nov. 25, in observance of Thanksgiving Day and the Fortsberg/Discovery Day holiday, respectively.
Small Business Accounting Software Training Being Offered The University of the Virgin Islands – Community Engagement and Lifelong Learning (UVICELL) Center is offering a course for individuals and small businesses who are interested in learning to use the full-featured small business accounting software – QuickBooks. Introduction to QuickBooks will be held from 6-9 p.m. on Tuesdays and Wednesdays starting Nov. 29, at the UVICELL Center on the St. Thomas Campus. Participants will learn to set up a standard list of accounts, manage accounts receivable and payable, reconcile bank accounts, track credit card transactions and much more.
For more information on the program or how to register, contact the UVICELL at 693-1100 or visit UVICELL on-line at http://cell.uvi.edu.
SBDC Seminars on Business Startups in the Virgin Islands Set for St. Thomas, St. John The Virgin Islands Small Business Development Center is offering a series of seminars on St. Thomas and St. John focusing on how to startup a business in the Virgin Islands. The remaining seminars will include a session on entrepreneur self-assessment, one focused on money matters and a final session on the topic “But Can Your Business Idea Make Money?”
Sessions on St. Thomas are at the SBDC Service Center in Nisky Center. On St. John they are at the UVI St. John Academic Center. For details, call the St. Thomas/St. John Service Center at (340) 776-3206. Online registration is available at www.sbdcvi.org.
Remaining sessions are scheduled as follows:
- Nov. 30 – Can Your Business Idea Make Money – $25 – St. John – 6:30-8:30 p.m.
- Dec. 1 – Can Your Business Idea Make Money – $25 – St. Thomas – 6-8 p.m.
- Dec. 7 – Money Matters (includes textbook) – $49 – St. John – 6:30-8:30 p.m.
The Caribbean Writer Issues Call for Submissions; Deadline Set for Nov. 30 The Caribbean Writer, the University of the Virgin Islands’ international, refereed, literary journal with a Caribbean focus, announces a submission call for its 26th edition. Issues unique to the Caribbean should be central to work submitted, or the work should reflect a Caribbean heritage, experience or perspective. Besides the usual poetry, short fiction and personal essays, Volume 26 will be dedicated to the environment – nature and ecology. Volume 26 will also celebrate women writers.
Individuals are encouraged to submit poems (five maximum), short stories, personal essays or one-act plays. Only previously unpublished work will be considered. (If self-published, give details.) Include brief biographical information and put all contact information, plus the title of the manuscript, on a separate page. Only the title should appear on the manuscript. The deadline for submissions is Nov. 30, 2011.
Melvin Evans Center Improvement Project Underway on Albert A. Sheen Campus A project to improve the Melvin Evans Center on UVI’s Albert A. Sheen Campus on St. Croix has begun. UVI students, faculty, staff and the general public are advised to exercise caution and cooperate with any special directions issued during the construction period, which will continue through Dec. 31. The project, funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, will focus on retrofitting the building’s electrical system and provide repairs to the roof. For details on the electrical project contact UVI Capital Projects Manager Gerard Buggy at 693-1531 or send e-mail to email@example.com. For information on the roof repairs, contact UVI Physical Plant Supervisor John Waugh at 693-4164 or send e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Prof. Mary Stewart to Sign Book – ‘Memories of CVI from 1964 – 1969’ – on Dec. 1
Former UVI Assistant Professor Mary R. Stewart will sign copies of her book – “Memories of CVI from 1964 – 1968” – at a book signing from noon to 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 1, at the UVI Bookstore on the Albert A. Sheen Campus. Everyone is invited to meet Stewart, one of the first faculty members on the St. Croix campus of the College of the Virgin Islands (CVI). For details, contact the UVI Bookstore at 692-4162.