Summer Session II Ends July 27; Online Fall Registration Continues
UVI's Summer Session II classes will end on Friday, July 27. Online registration continues for Fall Semester classes. UVI's online registration system – Banner Utilization Central for Self Services (BUCSS) – can be accessed from the BUCSS logo on UVI's home page www.uvi.edu. It includes links to secure online registration, class schedules, registration information and the UVI Catalog.
UVI Updates Fall Semester 2007 Online Resources Updated
UVI has updated a number of online resources related to the University's upcoming Fall Semester. Included are the new 2007-2008 Catalog, the new 2007-2008 Graduate Bulletin and fall semester student orientation schedules for both the St. Croix and St. Thomas campuses. Academic calendars for the period 2007 to 2009 are also now available. Links to these resources are available from the UVI home page www.uvi.edu and the following links:
UVI 2007-2008 Catalog
UVI 2007-2008 Graduate Bulletin
2007 Fall Semester Student Orientation Schedules
Academic Calendars 2007-2009
ITS Connecting New ACC Complex to University's Communication System
UVI's Information Technology Services department is in the process of connecting the new Administration and Conference Center (ACC – formerly known as the Harvey Center) on the St. Thomas campus to the University's communications system. Buildings on both the St. Thomas and St. Croix campuses are connected via high speed optical fiber. This allows persons in each building to access UVI network resources and the main telephone system. The work that is underway will connect the ACC via fiber to the rest of the St. Thomas campus, allowing it to become a redundant hub – along with Penha House – for network and telephone system resources. The work schedule is as follows: Thursday (July 26) from 8 p.m. to 3 a.m., and Friday, Saturday and Sunday (July 27-29) from 5 p.m. to 1 a.m. each day. Only UVI network resources for both campuses will be interrupted during these times. Telephone service will not be affected. For details, contact the UVI Help Desk at 693-1466.
St. Thomas Health Service Announces Closing Schedule, Fall Semester Hours
UVI's Health Service Center on the St. Thomas campus will be closed from Aug. 3 through 7. It is scheduled to reopen on Aug. 8. For emergencies please visit the hospital emergency room. New Health Services Center hours for the 2007 Fall semester are as follows:
Monday, Wednesday & Friday — 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Tuesday and Thursday — 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Physician visits at the Health Services Center are scheduled on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays — noon to 1 p.m.
Saturday, Sunday and holidays closed (A nurse will be available for emergencies.)
For emergencies call the Security Office at 693-1530. For more information, call 693-1124.
Upward Bound St. Thomas Office to Close Aug. 6 – Sept. 7
UVI's Upward Bound office on the St. Thomas campus will be closed from Aug. 6 through Sept. 7, 2007. The office will reopen on Monday, Sept. 10. For additional information, call 693-1130.
Faculty Technology Institute Slated for Aug. 13-14
A fall Faculty Technology Institute is scheduled at UVI for Aug. 13 and 14. Nicholas Laudato, Ph.D., and Joanne M. Nicoll, Ph.D., both of whom are with the University of Pittsburgh, will be the guest presenters. Ludato is the associate director for instructional technology at Pittsburgh's Center for Instructional Development and Distance Education (CIDDE). Nicoll is the associate director for instructional design and faculty development at CIDDE. The institute will be videoconferenced between Evans Center 401 on St. Croix and Business 110 on St. Thomas. One guest presenter will be available on each campus. Sessions are scheduled from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day. For more information, contact Judith Rogers at 692-4132.
Fall 2007 University Convocation Set August 16 on St. Croix, St. Thomas
UVI's Fall 2007 University Convocation is scheduled for 8:30 a.m. on Thursday, Aug. 16, 2007. The University Convocation is mandatory for all faculty and staff. UVI students and alumni are invited to attend. The Convocation will be available on St. Croix in the following rooms: EC-401, EC-713 and EC-302A. It will be available on the St. Thomas campus in T-101, T-213, B-110 and the CELL Center classroom. For more information, contact the Office of the President at 693-1000.
Campus Visit Program Slated to Introduce UVI's MMES Program
The University of the Virgin Islands will conduct a three-day campus visit/recruitment experience for individuals interested in enrolling in UVI's recently launched Master of Marine and Environmental Science (MMES) degree program. The campus visit – scheduled for Oct. 11 to 14 – will include tours of UVI's St. Thomas facilities and an overnight trip to the Virgin Islands Environmental Resource Station on St. John. All interested persons are welcome to apply.
Additionally, ten to twenty full scholarships for the three-day visit will be available for students or natural resource professionals who wish to continue their education and who reside in Caribbean Community (CARICOM) member countries or in the U.S. Virgin Islands. Details of the campus visit are available from this Recruitment Experience web page at http://mmes.uviedu/re/index.html]. Eligibility criteria and application forms for campus visit scholarships are available on the Financial Information section of this page. The deadline to apply is Aug. 24. For more information, contact Dr. Sylvia Vitazkova via email at: firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 340-693-1427.
Ten students are scheduled to begin studies in the two-year MMES program this fall. The deadline for applications for the program's second cohort of students (beginning studies in the fall of 2008) will be in February 2008.
FUVI Celebrity Golf Classic Slide Show on UVI Home Page
A slide show featuring the recent, third annual Foundation for the University of the Virgin Islands (FUVI) Celebrity Golf Classic is now available on the UVI home page – http://www.uvi.edu. Click the Celebrity Golf Classic button on the top right. The FUVI Celebrity Golf Classic – held June 28 to July 1 on St. Croix – drew more than 20 celebrities, including actress Regina King, Washington Redskins quarterback Jason Campbell, ESPN analyst and former NBA player Greg Anthony and other athletes and entertainers. St. Croix youth were drawn to the Classic's football, basketball and golf youth sports clinics. The slide show includes photos from the Government House reception, youth sports clinics, pre-tourney pairing party and the golf tournament at the Carambola Golf and Country Club.
For more about the University of the Virgin Islands, visit the Web site: www.uvi.edu.