July 10, 2003 — The University of the Virgin Islands Bulletin Board issued today has these announcements:
UVI to Open Internet Registration for Returning Students on July 15
UVI has announced that returning students enrolling in 2003 fall semester courses can register online via the Internet beginning July 15. Links to the secure Web site students will use for the registration process are available on the UVI home page (see link at bottom of page). Students must obtain personal identification numbers from their faculty advisors in order to logon to the registration page.
Web registration is designed to make the registration process more convenient. However, UVI Registrar Robert Fontaine stresses that enrollment in classes is not guaranteed until payment is received. After registering, students must visit the cashier's offices on the St. Thomas or St. Croix campus to pay tuition and fees. Aug. 11 is the deadline for returning students to pay tuition and fees. Failure to do so will result in the cancellation of classes. For more information call 693-1160 on St. Thomas or 692-4158 on St. Croix.
UVI Financial Aid Students Advised to Visit Cashier's Offices
UVI students who have registered for the fall 2003 semester and who are receiving financial aid are advised to visit the cashier's offices on St. Thomas and St. Croix to accept their charges between July 14 and Aug. 11. Office hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.
The cashier's office on St. Thomas is located in the Chancellor's Building – Quarters B. For more information on St. Thomas, call 693-1437.
The cashier's office on St. Croix is located in Evans Center room 134. For information on St. Croix, call 693-4160.
Thirty Scholarships for Inclusive Early Childhood Education Program Offered
Thirty academic scholarships are being offered for new participants in UVI's Inclusive Early Childhood Associate Degree program. The scholarships are being made available by the V.I. University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (VIUCEDD) and the V.I. Human Services Department's Office of Child Care, Regulatory and Volunteer Services.
Applicants must be currently providing educational and developmental services for children three to five years old, and have successfully completed introductory university English courses or have scored at least 500 on the English section of the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT). For an application or for more information call the Human Services Department by July 25. Applicants on St. Thomas and St. John should call Lori Pickering at 774-0930, Ext. 4186. Applicants on St. Croix should call Leitha Cummings at 773-2323, Ext. 2022.
St. Croix Golden Key Honor Society Plans General Meeting on July 11
A general meeting of St. Croix's UVI Golden Key International Honor Society is scheduled for 5:30 to 7 p.m. Friday, July 11, in the Associate
Chancellor's conference room on the second floor of the Great House on UVI's St. Croix campus. All members of the Golden Key Honor Society are invited to attend. For more information call 713-9743.
SBDC Seminar to Focus on Personnel Issues for Small Businesses on July 17
The UVI Small Business Development Center (SBDC) will conduct a seminar entitled "Personnel Handbook for a Small Business" from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, July 17, at the SBDC's St. Thomas training facility at Nisky Center. Cynthia Jerry, president/CEO of New Image Foundation Corporation, will be the presenter. Among items to be covered are affirmative action and non-discrimination statements, attendance, discipline, grievances and appeals, benefits and leave.
Seminar admission is $20. A $5 discount is available to those who pre-register and pay by Wednesday, July 16, 2003. Admission for UVI faculty, staff and students is free but they must pre-register. For more information call 776-3206.
UVI's SBDC to Mark National Small Business Week on St. Croix
UVI's Small Business Development Center (SBDC) will celebrate National Small Business Week July 13 through July 19 on St. Croix with free seminars, an open house, and a networking reception and awards ceremony. The U.S. Small Business Administration, the SBDC and the V.I. Economic Development Authority will recognize a number of outstanding business persons at the awards ceremony. The week's schedule is as follows:
Monday, July 14, 6 to 8 p.m.
Seminar: Individual Estate Planning – Attorney Linda Baxter, presenter
Place: UVI-SBDC Training Center, Sunshine Mall
Tuesday, July 15, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Place: First Bank – V.I. Sunny Isle Branch
Wednesday, July 16, 6 to 8 p.m.
Seminar: How Wills and Trusts Can Help Your Business – Attorney Linda Baxter, presenter
Place: UVI-SBDC Training Center, Sunshine Mall
Thursday, July 17, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Networking Reception and Awards Ceremony
Place: Gertrude's Restaurant, Castle Coakley
For more information and to pre-register for any of the above events contact UVI-SBDC at 692-5270.
Five-Week Real Estate Salesperson's Course Offered on St. Croix
A five-week Real Estate Salesperson's Course will be offered on UVI's St. Croix campus on Saturdays beginning July 26. Designed as a preparatory course for individuals planning to take the Real Estate Salesperson's Licensing Exam, the course is also open to persons interested in real estate careers or in those simply considering the sale or purchase of property. Real estate law, financing, appraisal, contracts and mathematics will be covered. The cost is $450. Included are 38 hours of instruction, manuals and registration fees. There are no prerequisites.
Registration is available until July 23. The course is offered by the UVI Community and Personal Development Unit. For details or to register call 693-1100 or send e-mail.
St. Thomas, St. Croix Libraries to Close Early on Fridays
Effective immediately, both campus libraries will close several hours earlier on Fridays. Until further notice, the St. Thomas campus library will close at 5 p.m. on Fridays and the St. Croix campus library will close at 4 p.m. on Fridays.
Paiewonsky Library July/August Newsletter Available Online
Patrons of the Ralph M. Paiewonsky Library on UVI's St. Thomas campus can now check out the latest library news and offerings online. The library's July/August newsletter is now available for download from the library Web site which can be accessed from the UVI Web site home page or at this direct link.
For more on the University of the Virgin Islands, visit the Web site at www.uvi.edu.
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