CATS, Brothers With a Cause Sponsoring Academic Jam on St. Thomas, St. Croix The UVI CATS Center and Brothers With a Cause are conducting Academic Jams on UVI’s campuses on St. Thomas and St. Croix. They are designed to help students prepare for Spring Semester final exams. The Academic Jam began on Monday, April 16, and continues through Friday, May 4. On St. Thomas, sessions are held in Room 118 of the CA Building. Click here to view the St. Thomas Academic Jam Schedule. For more details, visit the CATS Center in the CA Building or call 693-1226. On St. Croix, sessions will be available in the following locations: CATS Center/Computer Lab – (EVC 700 Level); The Writing Center – Tutorial Centre; and Math & Science – Tutorial Center. Contact the CATS office for additional assistance on other subjects at 692-4140.
Summer 2012 Financial Aid Update
UVI’s Office of Financial Aid has announced the release of the Summer 2012 Financial Aid Guidelines and the Summer Aid Application form. Please visit the links below for the Summer 2012 Financial Aid Information. Completed applications must be submitted to the Financial Aid Office for review and processing.
For additional information concerning Summer Aid, please contact UVI Financial Aid Offices – St. Croix: 692-4193; St. Thomas: 693-1090.
UVI Selected as Tom Joyner Hercules Scholarship Recipient for June 2012; Applications Available The University of the Virgin Islands has been selected as the recipient of the Tom Joyner Hercules Scholarship for the month of June, 2012. Applications are available in UVI Financial Aid Offices on the St. Thomas campus and on the Albert A. Sheen Campus on St. Croix. Winners of the $1,500 scholarship will be announced every Thursday throughout the month of June.
Applicants must be fulltime undergraduate students with a demonstrated financial need and a 2.5 or better grade point average. Complete requirements for the Tom Joyner Foundation Hercules Scholarship are available from the Financial Aid Offices. The application deadline is May 1, 2012. All application packets must be submitted to UVI’s Financial Aid Office.
UVI Carnival T-Shirts Available at UVI Bookstores on St. Thomas, St. Croix UVI Golden Jubilee Carnival T-shirts are now available for purchase at the UVI bookstore on both campuses. The Carnival Parade Committee urges everyone to “get in the carnival spirit as we ‘Honor Our Past for the World to See, Celebrating UVI’s Golden Jubilee.’” Persons unable to join the troupe are encouraged to wear a UVI Carnival 2012 t-shirt on parade day to support the troupe and show school spirit as the troupe marches in the 60th Anniversary VI Carnival Adult’s Parade on Saturday, April 28.
4-H Seeks UVI Support in King and Queen of the Band Competition UVI’s Cooperative Extension Service 4-H Youth Program will participate in the Virgin Islands Carnival 2012. Jonori Benjamin and Raynel Maynard, two members of the 4-H Youth Program, will compete in the King and Queen of the Band Competition for the titles of Junior King and Queen of the Band. The event is free and will be held at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, April 18, in Lionel Roberts Stadium. Members of the UVI family are invited to attend the competition in support of the 4-H contenders. Additionally, the 4-H Youth Program will participate in the Children’s Parade on April 27. This year’s participation marks the program’s 21st Children’s Parade entry. All costumes for this year’s Carnival 2012 participation were designed by Lisa Durity Mollineau of Trinidad.
The 4-H program aims to help develop knowledge, life skills, cultural awareness and positive attitudes of children in the Virgin Islands. For details call the Cooperative Extension Service at 693-1080.
UVI Fashion Show Set April 21 on St. Croix UVI’s 2012 Spring Fashion Show on St. Croix is scheduled for 8 to 10:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 21, at the John H. Woodson Auditorium. Tickets are available at the UVI Bookstore. Admission is: $35 for VIP, general $20, students with ID $12.
48th Academic Awards Program Scheduled on St. Thomas on April 22 The University of the Virgin Islands will conduct the 48th Academic Awards program on St. Thomas at 3 p.m. on Sunday, April 22, at the Sports and Fitness Center. The St. Croix awards were presented on April 15.
These programs recognize the students who are among the best in business, education, liberal arts, social sciences, nursing, science and mathematics. Scholarships are awarded and honor society students are recognized for outstanding achievement. The UVI community and the general public are encouraged to attend and support the students as UVI continues its celebration of the 50th Golden Jubilee.
For details, contact Dr. Emily Carter on St. Thomas at 693-1342. On St. Croix, contact Dr. Kenny Hendrickson at 692-4124.
UVI Music Students Schedule Recital on St. Thomas for Sunday, April 22 UVI music students will present a recital featuring students from each studio at 1 p.m., Sunday, April 22, in the Music Building on UVI’s St. Thomas campus. The event is free and open to everyone. For more information, contact Dr. Lorna C. Young-Wright 693-1191.
ROTC to Offer Officer Symposium on St. Thomas Campus on April 24 The UVI Senior Reserve Officer Training (ROTC) Program will host an officer symposium from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 24. The symposium will focus on career opportunities and benefits, and provide a greater awareness of how ROTC works. The guest speaker will be Major Sally Petty. The session will take place in the first-floor conference room of the Administration and Conference Center on UVI’s St. Thomas campus. For details, contact Gail Alexander-Stukes at 244-5784.
RTPark Schedules Executive Committee Meeting for April 25 The Executive Committee of UVI’s RTPark Board of Directors will meet via teleconference at 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 25. The RTPark office is located on UVI’s Albert A. Sheen Campus on St. Croix. Contact the RTPark at (340) 692-4200, to participate, or for more information.
UVI Schedules Summer Class in Website Creation UVI will offer a new class on How to Create a Website during the upcoming summer session. The class will cover all phases of setting up a web site. Students will have a chance to secure their own URL (a web address like www.yoursite.com), secure hosting for the site and develop the pages that will be seen by everyone. Creating the art, music, backgrounds and the message are all part of this class. No prior experience is assumed when it comes to creating a web site. For more information call UVI Professor of Communication Dr. Alexander Randall at 514-9995.
UVI Master of Arts in Psychology Program Accepting Applications for Fall Semester The University of the Virgin Islands Master of Arts in Psychology with a Counseling Concentration Program is accepting applications for the 2012 Fall Semester. The program is designed to provide students with the necessary academic knowledge base, problem solving skills, and experiential opportunities to work in a variety of social service and counseling settings. A program overview and admission criteria are available online at http://www.uvi.edu. Interested applicants should submit admission applications by April 30, to be considered for the Fall 2012 semester. For more information contact Dr. Lucia DiMeo at 692-4264.
Energy Conference to Focus on Renewable Technologies, Lowering WAPA Bills Set April 30-May 1 The public is invited to a two-day Distributed Energy Grid Conference at the University of the Virgin Islands on April 30 and May 1. The conference is designed to share information on renewable technologies that would allow the V.I. Government lower WAPA (Water and Power Authority) bills. The conference – hosted by UVI’s Caribbean Green Technology Center (CGTC) – will consist of a trade exposition from 1 to 5 p.m. each day, followed by presentations from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. The sessions will be held at the Administration and Conference Center on St. Thomas and available via videoconference on St. Croix (location to be announced.). The effort is sponsored by the Caribbean Green Technology Center, Senators Craig Barshinger and Sammuel Sanes, and the Virgin Islands Energy Office. For more information call 712-2307 or 693-3546. Details are also available at the CGTC Web site: http://cgtc.uvi.edu.
UVI 2012-2013 Academic Calendar Available Online The UVI Academic Calendar for the 2012-2013 Academic Year are now available from the Academics section of the UVI Web site – http://www.uvi.edu – and from this direct link.