UVI Bulletin Board

UVI PRESS RELEASE                                                                                                  Jan. 23, 2013

for immediate release


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Follow and like UVI’s official Facebook page during 2012. The link – facebook.com/UVI.edu – is at the top of all UVI website pages or click here: www.facebook.com/UVI.edu. Check out the entries and share your comments. And be sure to Like Us.

UVI Offers Public Look at Early Medical School Selection Program

UVI’s College of Science and Mathematics will sponsor a public seminar on the Early Medical School Selection Program it participates in with Boston University’s School of Medicine on Thursday, Jan. 24. The program has produced 25 physicians in the more than 20 years it has existed. It is designed to offer an early and decompressed transition from university to medical school curriculum. High school counselors, teachers, parents and students interested in careers as physicians are highly encouraged to attend and learn more about this exciting opportunity.

The presentation is scheduled for 6 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 24, in the first-floor conference room of the Administration and Conference Center on UVI’s St. Thomas campus. It will be videoconferenced to North West Wing Rooms 134-136 on UVI’s Albert A. Sheen Campus on St. Croix. A news release is available from the UVI homepage – http://www.uvi.edu – and from this direct link.

Reichhold Center Invites VI Community to the Launch of the Second Half of 2013 Season on Jan. 26

UVI’s Reichhold Center for the Arts invites the Virgin Islands community to the launch of the second half of its 2013 season with a concert on Saturday, Jan. 26, 2013. Enjoy the music of Grammy-winning saxophonist Najee, R&B vocalist Maysa, and piano player Alex Bugnon. Tickets are as low as $35 for this triple header. It’s a night of jazz and R&B, to kick off 2013 at the Reichhold Center. To learn more about the artists and sample music visit www.reichholdcenter.com.

SBDC, Rare Earth Studio Offer Skills Discovery Workshops

The Virgin Islands Small Business Development Center (SBDC) and Rare Earth Studio, Inc. offer a two-hour Skills Discovery Workshops designed for participants to learn about the many facets of the lucrative fine jewelry industry, and other creative expression, on Jan. 26 and Feb. 2. The sessions take place from 9 to 11 a.m. at the Rare Earth Studio at 32A Dronningens Gada, Suites 2 and 7. The presenters are occupational therapist Tina Blue and Rare Earth Director Ivanne Farr. Seating is limited and pre-registration and pre-payment are required. To sign-up visit the “Skills Training” section of the SBDC website – http://www.sbdcvi.org.

VIUCEDD to Offer American Sign Language Classes on St. Thomas and St. Croix

Beginner Level I and Level II classes in American Sign Language will be offered in February on St. Thomas and St. Croix by UVI’s Virgin Islands Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (VIUCEDD). Classes begin on Feb. 4 and 5 and continue through April. The Level I class will be offered on Mondays and Wednesdays. Level II classes will run on Tuesdays and Thursdays. The cost for classes is $110.

Classes on St. Thomas are offered from 5:30 to 7 p.m. in Teacher Education Room T114 on the St. Thomas campus. On St. Croix, classes are offered from 5:45 to 7:15 p.m. at the VIUCEDD Office at #1 Golden Grove (across from Spicy Grill). Call (340) 776-9200 ext. 2334 on St. Thomas or (340) 692-4266 on St. Croix to register, or for more information.

UVI Today… Recent Photo Blog Updates…

To view the latest entries to the “UVI Today…” photo blog, click on the Blogger button in the social media links at the top, right of any page in the UVI website on the direct links below.

Aquaponics – UVI’s world renowned aquaponics system is in the news again, this time in a National Public Radio report produced by WAMU, 88.5 FM, from American University Radio in Washington D.C. > read more

Donation – Four departments on UVI’s St. Thomas campus – Security, Physical Plant, Student Housing and the Reichhold Center – are the beneficiaries of the recent donation of five golf carts by Mahogany Run Golf Course. > read more

UVI Aquaponics Scenes Gracing Current USVI Lottery Tickets

In addition to recent NPR coverage of the UVI Aquaponics System (see UVI Today… updates), VI Lottery tickets for the Jan. 31, 2013, drawing features photos showing the UVI Aquaponics System. More details are also on the UVI Lottery website – http://www.winusvilottery.com. UVI Agricultural Experiment Station Research Specialist Don Bailey said he hopes lottery spotlight will draw local attention to the possibility of developing aquaponics systems in the territory. Information on UVI Aquaponics System courses is available from Bailey at dbailey@uvi.edu and from the UVI Agricultural Experiment Station webpage – http://aes.uvi.edu. Click on the “Aquaculture” tab.

National Student Exchange Program Applications Now Available; Deadline Jan. 31

Now is the time for UVI students considering participation in the National Student Exchange (NSE) program in academic year 2013-2014 to complete and return NSE application forms. The deadline for applications is Thursday, Jan. 31. Applications are available from the Counseling and Placement Center located in Rouppe House (along with Student Housing) on St. Thomas and in Evans Center Room 721 on the Albert A. Sheen Campus on St. Croix. The application form is also available from the NSE page of the Counseling Services section of the UVI website – http://www.uvi.edu – and from this direct link.

For more information and assistance on St. Thomas, call NSE Coordinator Dahlia Stridiron at (340) 693-1136 or send email to dstridi@uvi.edu. For details and assistance on St. Croix, call NSE Coordinator Patricia Towal at (340) 692-4187 or send email to ptowal@uvi.edu.

UVI to Offer Summer Course in Global Leadership Development

The University of the Virgin Islands will offer a unique, two-week summer course in Global Leadership Development in 2013. The intensive course is designed for students as well as non-students interested in a wide range of disciplines including: business, education, liberal arts, social science, nursing, science, mathematics, psychology, social sciences, tourism, hospitality, social work, public administration and communication. It is designed to provide training from a multi-discipline perspective for individuals who are passionate about making a difference and who aspire to the top leadership positions in their fields. The course is titled Business 400 Summer Institute Global Leaders for undergraduates and Business 540 Summer Institute Global Leaders for graduates.

Participants in the course may also qualify to attend the Inaugural “International Conference on Leadership, Management and Strategic Development” planned during UVI’s Summer Institute course. More information can be found on the Global Institute for Leadership and Management Development section of the UVI website – http://www.uvi.edu – or from this direct link. For more information, contact Dr. Gabriel Ogunmokun, director of UVI’s Global Institute for Leadership and Management Development, at gogunmo@uvi.edu.

Dishes Sought for UVI’s Afternoon on the Green

The University of the Virgin Islands annual Afternoon on the Green is set for noon to 5 p.m. on Sunday, March 10, on the St. Thomas campus’ Herman E. Moore Golf Course. The entire community is invited to the Afternoon on the Green for a day of food, family and fun.

The Afternoon on the Green Committee is looking for individuals and restaurants to be a part of this special event by contributing cooked dishes or food items. For more information or to find out how to contribute to the Afternoon on the Green, call UVI at 693-1040 or send e-mail to lmargol@uv.edu.

Volunteers Sought for Afternoon on the Green

Volunteers are sought to assist with the 2013 Afternoon on the Green on March 10. UVI’s annual “friendraiser,” is seeking food servers, child game supervisors, bartenders, ticket collectors, persons to set-up and more. For more information or to volunteer, individuals should contact Volunteer Committee Chairperson Kyza Callwood at kyzawood3@yahoo.com, Colleen Wilson at cwilson620@aol.com or call the UVI Office of Institutional Advancement at (340) 693-1040.


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