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UVI Bulletin Board for August II

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University of the Virgin Islands -- St. Thomas Campus
University of the Virgin Islands — St. Thomas Campus

UVI to Welcome New Students with Orientation Activities and Events The University of the Virgin Islands will welcome new and transfer students with a week of orientation activities beginning Tuesday, Aug. 15, on both the Albert A. Sheen Campus on St. Croix and the St. Thomas Campus.  Orientation, which is a requirement for new students, begins with residence hall check-in from noon to 4 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 15, on the Albert A. Sheen Campus, and from noon to 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 15, on the St. Thomas Campus.

As part of orientation week, UVI will hold its fourth annual New Student Convocation and Buccaneer Welcome Reception from 5:30 – 8:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 16, on the Albert A. Sheen Campus, and from 9:30 – 11:30 a.m. on Thursday, Aug. 17, on the St. Thomas Campus. Convocation is a formal event that emphasizes the beginning of a unique new phase in the students’ lives. Faculty dressed in academic regalia will attend the ceremony, and President David Hall will deliver a formal address. New students are required to wear white tops and blue or black bottoms. During the convocation, new students in attendance will receive a UVI medallion, which designates them as members of the University.

More information is available in a news release on the Media Section of the UVI Web site –http://www.uvi.edu/ 

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VI Students Educated on Marine Careers & Oceans at YOE Summer Program This summer, 20 middle school and high school students spent four weeks having fun learning about the marine ecosystem and marine careers in the Youth Ocean Explorers (YOE) Summer Program.

From July 10 to Aug. 4, students from local public and private schools spent their summer in or near the ocean at the Center for Marine and Environmental Studies. The students got hands on knowledge of the marine environment – whether they were on land examining sea life or through swimming and snorkeling to see them in their environment.

“The Youth Ocean Explorers camp is a great experience for both the campers and the researchers working at UVI,” said Dr. Paul Jobsis, Center for Marine and Environmental Studies director. “The kids get to learn more about the ocean and to see what it is like to do marine science. The camp introduces the students to the many different aspects of marine science, and shows them the impact they can have to make positive changes for the environment.” 

More information is available in a news release on the Media Section of the UVI Web site –http://www.uvi.edu/ 

Registration Open for VIUCEDD’s American Sign Language (ASL) Course The Virgin Islands University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (VIUCEDD) is offering American Sign Language beginners I and II courses on St. Thomas and St. Croix from Sept. 11 to Nov. 16.

Registration is now open until Aug. 30.

For more information or to register, contact Shamika Thomas at 693-1406 or by e-mail: shamika.thomas@uvi.edu

Muslim Origins in the Caribbean Lectures to be Held at UVI The University of the Virgin Islands Center for the Study of Spirituality and Professionalism (CSAP) in collaboration with St. Thomas’ Masjid Nur Muslim community presents “Muslim Origins in the Caribbean,” a lecture by the internationally renowned Dr. Sheikh Abdullah Hakim Quick.

His book, “Deeper Roots: Muslims in the Caribbean Before Columbus to the Present,” is an attempt to dispel some of the misconceptions about Islamic history in the Caribbean and the world. His topic of discussion will cover different historical perspectives of Islam in the world and the impact on our lives here in the Caribbean. His dynamic storytelling style, contains gems of wisdom that will enlighten, inspire and have his audience sit up and listen.

Dr. Quick is a traveling lecturer, historian and author who has visited 61 countries and served as imam (spiritual leader) in Cape Town, South Africa; Toronto, Canada; and Los Angeles, California. He is a visionary scholar and a champion of busting myths and misinformation with meticulous research methodology. His topic of discussion will cover different historical perspectives of Islam in the world and the impact on our lives here in the Caribbean.

All are welcomed. The public has three chances to attend:

  • 1 p.m. to 1:40 p.m., on Aug 18. at the Nur Islamic Center
  • 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., on Aug.18. at the UVI Administration and Conference Center, first-floor conference room, on the St. Thomas Campus and via video conferencing in the Great Hall on the St. Croix Campus.
  • 3 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., on Aug. 19, at the New Masjid Property located behind the Lockhart elementary school.

For more information, contact the office of the president at 693-1003 or at http://csap.uvi.edu.

Paradise Jam Summer Tours Set to be Held August 13-23 The Paradise Jam Summer Tours will begin on Sunday, Aug. 13, on St. Croix.  Tip-off begins at 6 p.m. in the Central High School gym with the Virgin Islands National Team and Vanderbilt.

All games played on St. Thomas will be in the University Sports and Fitness Center on the St. Thomas Campus.

Tickets are $5 daily – $3 for student 12 years and under. A valid ID is necessary at the time of purchase. Ticket outlet is the Box Office at the University’s Sports and Fitness Center. (UVISFC)

See the following schedule:

Sunday, Aug. 13 (St. Croix Central High School Gym)

Vanderbilt vs USVI National Team at 6 p.m.

Monday Aug. 14 (St. Thomas UVI SFC)  

Vanderbilt vs Carleton at 6 p.m.

UVI BUCS vs Northern Colorado at 8 pm

Tuesday, Aug. 15 (St. Thomas UVI SFC)

Northern Colorado vs Carleton at 6 p.m.

Wednesday, Aug. 16 (St. Thomas UVI SFC)  

Vanderbilt vs Brock at 6 p.m.

Thursday, Aug. 17 (St. Thomas UVI SFC)  

Vanderbilt vs Carleton at 4 p.m.

Northern Colorado vs Brock at 7 p.m.

Friday, Aug. 18 (St. Thomas UVI SFC)  

James Madison vs Carleton at 6 p.m.

Sunday, August 20 (St. Thomas UVI SFC)  

James Madison vs Brock at 6 p.m.

Monday, Aug. 21(St. Thomas UVI SFC)  

James Madison vs Brock at 6 p.m.

Wednesday, Aug. 23 (St. Thomas UVI SFC)  

James Madison vs USVI National Team at 6 p.m.

For additional details, please call 693-1199 or contact Wilberto Ramos at 693-1102 or e-mail at wilberto.ramos@uvi.edu.

AAS Campus Psychology Club Meeting to Host Guest Lecture – NSE Experience in Puerto Rico The Psychology Club of Albert A. Sheen Campus announces their first meeting, featuring one of our own Albert A. Sheen Campus students, who was a National Student Exchange Student at the University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras Campus, in spring 2017.

Tiara De Costa will present her vivid experiences in Puerto Rico and how those experiences impacted her college career.

The meeting will be at 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. in Evans Center 716, on Thursday, Aug. 31. Please come and enjoy this enlightening presentation. Life begins at the edge of your comfort zone!

For more information, contact Patricia Towal by telephone at 692-4187 or send an e-mail to ptowal@uvi.edu  or abauman@uvi.edu.

Study Away with NSE and Beyond – Alfred A. Sheen Campus Session

A study away interest session will be held at 11 a.m. to noon on Wednesday, Aug. 30, in North West Wing 102, Come and find out how to study away at over 160 colleges in the U.S. and Canada. Study Abroad is available with trips that earn credit. Come and hear all about the options UVI offers for our students.

For more information, contact Patricia Towal, director of counseling and career services on UVI’s Albert A. Sheen Campus, by e-mail: ptowal@uvi.edu or by telephone at 692-4187. You may also visit the Web sites at www.nse.org and www.ccsa.cc.

Nominations Being Sought for Awarding of Honorary UVI Degrees The University of the Virgin Islands has established a policy regarding the awarding of honorary doctoral degrees to individuals who have demonstrated outstanding accomplishments. Any member of the UVI administration, faculty, student body, staff or the Board of Trustees, may nominate a person to be the recipient of an honorary degree.

Nominations are currently being accepted in the Office of the President and should be submitted in writing via e-mail submission to: honorarydegrees@uvi.edu and must include:

  1. A letter of nomination
  2. Completed nomination form
  3. Curriculum Vitae of the nominee
  4. A document that clearly delineates distinguished achievements and the impact of those achievements, including supporting documents (i.e. scholarly documents, magazine articles, newspaper articles, citations for major prizes, etc.*
  5. Other supporting documents as may be appropriate. *

*Please Note: Supporting documentation is of critical importance.

A nomination form and the policy approved by the UVI Board of Trustees for awarding honorary doctoral degrees, including a full listing of the criteria, is available from this direct link.

Nominations will be accepted by e-mail until 11:59 p.m. (AST) on Aug.25, 2017, and for those submitting by hand or by U.S. Postal Service, until the close of business on that day.

For more information, e-mail honorarydegrees@uvi.edu.

Anti-money Laundering and Financial Crimes One-Day Seminar Set for Aug. 28 Compliance Aid in association with the University of the Virgin Islands Institute for Leadership and Organizational Effectiveness (ILOE) will host a one-day Anti-Money Laundering and Financial Crimes seminar tailored to the Caribbean on Aug. 28, at the University of the Virgin Islands Administration and Conference Center on the St. Thomas Campus. This seminar will provide practical guidance to assist in safeguarding institutions with proper Anti-Money Laundering (AML) and Countering the Financing of Terrorism (CFT) and Financial Crimes Prevention (FCP) measures.

The Anti-Money Laundering and Financial Crimes (AMLFC) Professional Certification Program offers students and industry professional the opportunity to earn a professional certificate in the field of Anti-Money Laundering. Students completing the professional certificate and actively maintaining their membership in the AMLFC Institute will be authorized to use the designation Certified in Anti-Money Laundering and Financial Crimes (CAMLFC). The certificate program lasts 15 weeks and the duration of each class is two and a half hours per week. and continues every Tuesday evening for 15 weeks. Courses begin on Tuesday, Aug. 29, from 5 pm. – 7:30 pm. For registration details, go to: https://mlfc.institute/members/renew/membership-checkout/?level=16

The seminar and professional certification program are ideal for Reporting Officers, Compliance Officers, Government Regulators, Law Enforcement Officers, Internal and External Auditors, Risk Management Specialists, Attorneys, Accountants, Bankers, Credit Unions Compliance Specialist, Casinos, Insurance Compliance Specialist, undergraduate and graduate students in related fields, as well as any AML Regulated Entity.

For questions and other program information, please contact Dr. Sheree Sekou at 693-1240 or 693-1000 or via e-mail at sheree.bryantsekou@uvi.edu.

UVI Cell Courses Available to HR Professionals for National Certification Human Resource Professionals interested in earning the Professional in Human Resource (PHR®) or Senior Professional in Human Resource Professional (SPHR®) designation can now enroll in the upcoming exam preparation course. The Prep course is open to residents on both St. Croix and St. Thomas starting Monday, Sept. 11.
         The PHR/SPHR Certification Prep course will prepare Human Resource professionals for the national certification exam. It will cover topics such as business management and strategy, workforce planning and employment, compensation and benefits, human resource development, employee and labor relations, risk management and much more. The curriculum reflects the most up-to-date body of knowledge of the Human Resource Certification Institute (HRCI).

The course schedule is as follows:
St. Croix
Date: Sept. 11 to Nov. 6
Time: 6 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Location: UVICELL Center – St. Thomas,  Faculty East, UVI Campus
St. Thomas
Date: Sept.11 to Nov. 6
Time: 6 p.m.– 9 p.m.
Location: UVICELL Center – Frederiksted, St. Croix, 23A Hospital Street
         For fees or more information on the course, call 693-110 or visit http://cell.uvi.edu.

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