July 14, 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 Tuesday, July 15. Links to the secure Web site that students will use for the registration process are available on the UVI home page (see link below). 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 cashiers' offices on either campus to pay tuition and fees. August 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 Cashiers' Offices
UVI students who have registered for the fall 2003 semester and who are receiving financial aid are advised to visit the cashiers' offices on St. Thomas and St. Croix to accept their charges between July 14 and August 11. 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 to 693-4160. Office hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.
30 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 Virgin Islands University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (VIUCEDD) and the V.I. Department of Human Services 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, extension 4186. Applicants on St. Croix should call Leitha Cummings at 773-2323, extension 2022.
SBDC to Mark National Small Business Week on St. Croix
The UVI Small Business Development Center (SBDC) is celebrating 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 6-8 p.m. – Seminar: Individual Estate Planning – Attorney Linda Baxter, presenter. Place: UVI-SBDC Training Center, Sunshine Mall
Tuesday, July 15 11 a.m.-2 p.m. – Open House. Place: First Bank, VI Sunny Isle Branch
Wednesday, July 16 6-8 p.m. – Seminar: How Wills and Trust Can Help Your Business – Attorney Linda Baxter, Presenter. Place: UVI-SBDC Training Center, Sunshine Mall
Thursday, July 17 5:30-7:30 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.
SBDC Seminar to Focus on Personnel Issues for Small Businesses
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. Admission for UVI faculty, staff and students is free but they must pre-register. For details call 776-3206.
Seminars to Detail EDC Benefits for Small Businesses
The UVI Small Business Development Center (SBDC) and the V.I. Economic Development Authority will conduct a seminar on "EDC Benefits for Small Businesses" on St. John on July 22, on St. Croix on July 23 and on St. Thomas on July 24. The sessions are aimed at operators of small businesses who may have thought EDC benefits were only available to large companies.
Seminar schedule:
St. John – Tuesday, July 22, from 6:15 to 8:30 p.m. at the Legislature conference room;
St. Croix – Wednesday, July 23, from 5:45 to 8 p.m. at the UVI-SBDC training center at the Sunshine Mall, lower level;
St. Thomas – Thursday, July 24, from 6:15 to 8:30 p.m. at the UVI-SBDC training facility, Suite 720 at Nisky Center.
Admission to the seminar is $20 at the door. A $10 discount is available to those who pre-register and pay by Monday, July 21. UVI employees and students are admitted free but they must pre-register. For additional information and to pre-register contact UVI-SBDC on St. Thomas at 776-3206 or on St. Croix 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 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 to dpeters@uvi.edu.
For more on the University of the Virgin Islands, visit the Web site at www.uvi.edu.

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