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.
UVI’s Libraries and the St. John Academic Center will also be closed for the holidays on Nov. 24 and 25. Students will have normal access to computer labs – North West Wing 120 Lab on St. Croix and the 24/7 Library lab on St. Thomas – during the holidays. The libraries will resume regular schedules at 1 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 27. The St. John Academic Center will resume its regular schedule at 9 a.m. on Monday, Nov. 28.
UVI’s Libraries, normally closed on Saturdays, will continue offering Saturday Exam Prep Special Hours – 1 to 8 p.m. – on Saturday, Nov. 26 and Saturday, Dec. 3.
Evans Center Closed to All for Electrical Upgrade Work Nov. 24-25 Major electrical upgrade work – which may result in occasional electrical power outages – in UVI’s Melvin Evans Center on the Albert A. Sheen Campus are scheduled to continue during the holiday break, Nov. 24 and 25. Evans Center will be closed to all members of the faculty, staff, students and the general public in order to minimize disruption of the project from 11 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 23, until 9 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 26.
Public cooperation while this project is ongoing is greatly appreciated. To arrange for use of other facilities on campus during this period, call Facilities Coordinator Riise Thurland at 692-4155 or send e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
UVI Publishes ‘The Alumni Chronicles’ E-newsletter UVI has published the alumni e-newsletter, “The UVI Alumni Chronicles.” This first edition of the quarterly e-newsletter was published in November and is available on the alumni pages of the UVI Web site – www.uvi.edu
The issue takes a look at how the university has helped to shape the Federation of St. Kitts and Nevis, through the large number of that nation’s residents who have earned degrees from UVI. The segment “Where are they Now,” features a photo and asks alumni to identify the former students. Another segment, “Best of the Best,” asks alumni to tell the best memory of something experienced as a student. Finally, “Did You Know,” provides a tidbit of information that should be useful.
A news release is available from the UVI homepage – www.uvi.edu
Women’s Paradise Jam Tourney Set Nov. 24-26; UVI Parking Restrictions Announced The University of the Virgin Islands has announced parking restrictions will be in effect on the St. Thomas campus during the Paradise Jam Basketball Tournament. The Paradise Jam men’s tourney concluded on Monday, Nov. 21. Women’s tournament games are scheduled for Nov. 24 to 26, at the UVI Sports and Fitness Center.
Parking will be available in the main Sports and Fitness Center parking lot, with additional parking available at the Classroom Administration Building, the Administration and Conference Center, and the Reichhold Center for the Arts parking lots. Parking is prohibited on the sidewalks along the Julian Jackson Drive (between the UVI Golf Course and ball fields). Vehicles parked illegally or those blocking intersections may be ticketed and/or towed. For more information on parking call 693-1104.
Paradise Jam Information, Tickets Information on Paradise Jam – complete game schedules, tickets, etc. – is available on the web at: www.paradisejam.com. Ticket prices, at the door, are $15 for VI Adult Residents with local ID, $10 for VI Senior Citizens 65 or older, $5 for VI children and students (ages 5 to 18, including UVI students), and $35 for non-VI residents. Tickets are also available at the UVI Bookstore, Fat Turtle and FYE in Tutu Park Mall.
RTPark Slates Board of Directors Meeting for Nov. 30, 2011 The UVI Research and Technology Park Corporation (RTPark) will conduct a meeting of the RTPark/RTPark-PC Board of Directors at 1 p.m. (AST) on Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2011, in the RTPark Offices on UVI’s Albert A. Sheen Campus on St. Croix. Seating is limited. The meeting is also available via teleconference. For more information call the RTPark office at 692-4200.
UVI Theatre Announces Holiday Children’s Shows for Dec. 1 The University of the Virgin Islands Theatre has announced the upcoming production of “O Christmas Three!” a children’s holiday musical written by UVI Playwright-in-Residence Dr. Doug Larche. The production features more than 40 UVI students, faculty and staff members. It consists of a trilogy of children’s Christmas plays published by Dramatic Publishing and performed originally across the U.S. and Canada. For this UVI premiere, Dr. Larche has converted the play, which he also directs, into a full-scale holiday musical.
Special productions are set for Monday and Tuesday, Nov. 28 and 29, at local schools. Two public productions of the full trilogy are set for Thursday, Dec. 1, at UVI’s Administration and Conference Center on the St. Thomas campus. Those shows are set for 4 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Admission is free for children and students of all ages. Adult admission is $10. A news release is available from the UVI homepage – www.uvi.edu
UVI Graduates Obtain 100 Percent Pass Rate on RN Exam Recent graduates of the University of the Virgin Islands School of Nursing who took the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN) all passed on their first attempt, putting UVI’s May 2011 nursing class at a 100 percent pass rate.
All 16 students who earned Associate of Science degrees in Nursing on the Albert A. Sheen Campus on St. Croix passed the exam on the first attempt, said UVI School of Nursing Dean Dr. Cheryl Franklin. On the St. Thomas campus, nine of the 12 students who earned Bachelor of Science degrees in Nursing took the licensure exam. All nine of those who have sat for the exam so far, passed on the first attempt, Dr. Franklin said.
A news release is available from the UVI homepage – www.uvi.edu
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.
6th Annual Woodworkers’ Expo to be Held on St. Croix Dec. 2-4 UVI’s Cooperative Extension Service will hold the sixth annual Virgin Islands’ Woodworkers’ Expo in the Great Hall on the Albert A. Sheen Campus on St. Croix from Dec. 2 to 4. The expo will feature the works of the St. Croix Wood Artists, Inc. and St. Thomas/St. John Woodworkers Society. The public is invited to view and purchase the exquisite quality work of some of the finest woodworkers anywhere. There will also be demonstrations by master woodworkers Avelino Samuel of St. John, Afreekan Southwell and William Johnson of St. Thomas, and Bien Brignoni of St. Croix. The expo will open at 1 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 2, and at 10 a.m. on Dec. 3 and 4.
Individuals who are not members of these groups may also exhibit and sell locally made wood products by applying for space at the Cooperative Extension Service offices on St. Thomas and St. Croix. The cost for space is $50 per day. For more information, contact Carlos Robles at 693-1080 or Clarice Clarke at 692-4060.
The Woodworkers’ Expo is sponsored by UVI Cooperative Extension Service in partnership with the V.I. Council on the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts, the V.I. Department of Tourism, the V.I. Department of Agriculture and the West Indian Company Ltd.
UVI-CES to Hold Holiday Baking Workshops on St. Thomas on Dec. 5 and 8 The UVI Cooperative Extension Services’ 4-H/Family and Consumer Sciences Program on the St. Thomas campus will conduct free workshops on making sweet breads at from 9 a.m. to noon on Monday, Dec. 5, and Thursday, Dec. 8. The workshops will take place in the Cooperative Extension Service Off in the New House building. Class size is limited. To register, contact Dr. Caryl Johnson at 693-1082 or Orpha Penn at 693-1080.
UVI Final Exams Scheduled for Dec. 5-10 UVI’s Fall Semester 2011 final exams are scheduled for Monday, Dec. 5, through Saturday, Dec. 10, 2011. The official Final Exam Schedule is available from the Registrar’s section of the UVI website – www.uvi.edu
In addition to referring to the posted Final Exam Schedule, students are urged to confer directly with their instructors if they have any questions regarding exams.
St. Thomas Campus Academic Jam Underway Through Dec. 9 Brothers with a Cause, in conjunction with the Mathematics Department and CATS (Campus Advising and Tutorial Services), is hosting an Academic Jam on UVI’s St. Thomas campus through Dec. 9. The Academic Jam is designed to help students prepare for final exams which begin Monday, Dec. 5.
Students are encouraged to participate. As part of the jam, individual and group tutoring and other assistance will be available from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m., Monday through Friday, in CA Building Room 118 – the CATS Suite. CATS will be closed for the holidays on Nov. 24 and 25.
For more information call CATS 693-1220/1222/1226.
Academic Jam Slated for Nov. 28 to Dec. 10 on Albert A. Sheen Campus UVI Students on the Albert A. Sheen Campus on St. Croix will be offered Student Athletic Jam services to help prepare for final exams from 5 to 10 p.m. on Nov. 28 through Dec. 10, in the CATS (Campus Advising and Tutorial Services) Office on the 700 level of Evans Center and in the Writing Center in the Modular Building. Normal CATS tutoring assistance is available on weekdays from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Academic Jam is a collaborative effort between Brothers with a Cause and Campus Advising and Tutorial Services (CATS). For more information, contact Trudi Golphin at 692-4140.