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UVI Spring '06 Online Registration Extended Through Dec. 16
The Registrar's Office at UVI has announced that online registration for UVI's 2006 Spring Semester has been extended through Dec. 16. This applies to online registration only. Students are reminded that the enrollment process is not completed until final payment for courses and fees is made. Dec. 20, 2005, is the deadline for payment for Spring Semester courses. Class schedules and detailed enrollment information for the St. Croix and St. Thomas campuses are available on the UVI web site – www.uvi.edu. Here is a direct link to the online registration page: Register Online.
David M. Zumwalt to Head UVI Tech Park
David M. Zumwalt has joined the UVI Research & Technology Park as executive director. Zumwalt will be responsible for the Park's management and will be instrumental in establishing strategic business partnerships to accelerate the Park's expansion and development. His appointment took effect Nov. 1. A news release with photo is available the UVI home page – www.uvi.edu.
UVI Student Alkin Paul Wins Prize at Leadership Institute
University of the Virgin Islands senior Alkin Paul was one of the top three winners of an essay contest co-sponsored by the recently concluded 2005 Thurgood Marshall Scholarship Fund (TMSF) Leadership Institute. A news release with photo and a link to Paul's essay is available the UVI home page – www.uvi.edu.
UVI Board of Trustees to Meet Nov. 19 on St. Thomas
The University of the Virgin Islands Board of Trustees will meet at 9 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 19, in the Community Engagement and Lifelong Learning (CELL) conference room on UVI's St. Thomas campus. A news release is available on the UVI web site – www.uvi.edu.
UVI 2003-2004 President's Report Now Available Online
The 2003-2004 UVI President's Report is now available from the UVI home page – www.uvi.edu. Printed copies of the report will be available in the near future.
Paradise Jam 2005 Set for Nov. 18-26 at UVI's Sports and Fitness Center
Paradise Jam – a pre-season, NCAA Division I basketball tournament – returns to UVI's Sports and Fitness Center on the St. Thomas campus this weekend, with top teams scheduled in both the men's and women's divisions.
Games in the six-team men's division begin on Friday, Nov. 18. The men's division features three teams – Old Dominion, Eastern Kentucky and Wisconsin – that played in the last NCAA national tournament. Men's division play will conclude with nationally televised championship and consolation games on Monday, Nov. 21.
Two, opening-round games in the Paradise Jam women's division are scheduled for national TV coverage on Nov. 24. The matches feature the nation's top-ranked Lady Vols of the University of Tennessee against Michigan State and Maryland against Gonzaga. Women's division games continue through Nov. 26.
Tickets for V.I. residents are available from Modern Music in Havensight, The Rack in TuTu Park Mall, Parrot Fish on Backstreet and the UVI Bookstore. Tickets for V.I. residents are $10 per day for adults and $5 per day for students. Ticket's for V.I. residents will also be available at the door.
Tickets non-Virgin Islands residents are only available at the door. They are $25 per day, $40 for a two-day pass and $50 for a three day pass. More information about the tournament, with links to the official Paradise Jam web site as well as local online tournament coverage, are available from the UVI home page – www.uvi.edu.
UVI Microbiology Students Set Public Presentation for Friday, Nov. 18
Ten students in UVI's Biology of Microorganisms I class will make a public presentation on microbiology – the study of microscopic organisms such as bacteria and viruses – from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 18. The presentation will originate in Chase Auditiorium (Business room 110) on the St. Thomas campus, with a videoconferenced link to Evans Center room 401 on the St. Croix campus. The students' instructor, Dr. Stan Lorbach, said the presentation will include a summary of their microbiology text book and practical demonstrations of laboratory techniques. The presentation is part of the students' graded course work. For more information, contact Lorbach at 693-1296.
Nov. 18 Colloquium to Feature Dr. Lorna Young-Wright and Detra Davis
A Humanities and Social Sciences Colloquium featuring composer-pianist Dr. Lorna Young-Wright and soprano-soloist Detra Davis is scheduled for 1:30 to 2 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 18. The program piece, titled "Moments," will be performed in Music Building room 201 on UVI's St. Thomas campus. All UVI faculty, staff, students and friends are invited. For details, contact Kristin Rozzell at 693-1359.
Science and Math to Introduce Starlab to St. Thomas Nov. 17-19
Following a successful introduction to St. Croix, UVI's Division of Science and Mathematics moves its new Starlab mobile planetarium to the St. Thomas campus for scheduled school groups on Nov. 17 and 18 and to the general public on Saturday, Nov. 19. A news release is available from the UVI web site – www.uvi.edu.
St. Thomas/St. John Ag Fair Scheduled Nov. 19-20 on Reichhold Grounds
The 2005 St. Thomas/St. John Ag Fair is scheduled for Nov. 19 and 20 on the grounds of UVI's Reichhold Center for the Arts. The popular fair will again feature a wide variety of displays and exhibitions. For details, contact the UVI Cooperative Extension Service at 693-1080. A news release is available on the UVI home page – www.uvi.edu.
UVI's ROTC Program to Sponsor St. Croix Coast Cleanup on Nov. 19
UVI's Army ROTC program has invited the St. Croix public and the UVI community to participate in an International Coasts Cleanup event from 8 a.m. to noon on Nov. 19, at the Lagoon in Christiansted (beginning near the small bridge). Participants will be supplied with sun screen, drinking water, gloves and collection bags. They should dress appropriately for shoreline cleanup activities. Interested persons should direct questions or indicate their plans to participate to Sgt. Angel Santos at 692-4101 or send e-mail to [email protected].
Student Music Recital Scheduled on Nov. 20 on St. Thomas Campus
UVI's Music Education Degree Program will present a student recital at 4 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 20, in the Music building on the St. Thomas campus. The recital will showcase the talent of music majors and others enjoying the benefits of music education. The UVI community is invited to join the students for an afternoon of music.
Opportunities Available as Alternate Language Teachers in Japan
University seniors who expect to graduate in the spring of 2006 are advised that they may apply for an opportunity to work in Japan as alternate language (English) teachers at high schools in the country. The opportunity is available through the Virgin Islands Cultural Exchange program in cooperation with the Japanese Consulate General in New York. Available positions pay from $33,000 to $35,000 per year.
To qualify, students must be U.S. citizens, be a college graduate and speak and write standard English well. Contracts are normally renewable three times. The deadline to apply is November 29, 2005. Interested individuals can obtain the necessary application forms and information from UVI business professor Dr. Keishiro Matsumoto. Dr. Matsumoto urges interested persons to apply as soon as possible. He can be reached at
693-1306 or by email at [email protected]. Information is also available from Jacinthe Proctor in the UVI Business Administration Division office.
Purchasing Schedules 'Procedures Workshops' Nov. 21 through Dec. 7
The UVI Purchasing Department will conduct Purchasing Procedures Workshops from Nov. 21 through Dec. 7, 2005. The workshop will provide information regarding the procedures necessary for the efficient and timely procurement of goods and services. All University personnel involved with purchasings good and services for their respective departments/divisions are required to attend. Details, including a sign-up sheet, are available from the Purchasing Department web page, available from the "Other UVI Sites" menu on the UVI home page – www.uvi.edu.
All Invited to Discussion 'UVI Learning Environments' on Nov. 28
UVI's Information Technology Services will conduct an open, group discussion addressing "UVI Learning Environments" from 10 a.m. to noon on Monday, Nov. 28. Learning environments are any space used by students in the learning process. UVI is preparing an assessment of its learning environments, based on comments and concerns expressed by students, faculty and staff. All input is critical. All students, faculty and staff are encouraged to participate. Input is sought on what is important and what needs to be changed or fixed in UVI's learning environments. The session will take place in Teacher Education room 101 (T-101) on the St. Thomas campus and in Evans Center room 713 (EC-713) on the St. Croix campus. For more information, contact ITS Learning Environments Supervisor Erik Pattison at 693-1182.
St. Croix Campus Intramural News: 'Assassinz' Lead Going Into Tournament
The "Assassinz" head into the St. Croix campus Intramural Coed Volleyball Tournament as the team to beat, according to Coach Bruce Wray. After preliminary, round-robin competition, the "Assassinz" hold a 5-1 record, followed by "Mash Dem Up" at 3-3, "Convicts" at 2-4, and "Run Dem" at 2-4. The playoffs begin today (Thursday, Nov. 17) at 9 p.m., with the "Assassinz" playing "Run Dem" in one semi-final, and "Mash Dem Up" playing "Convicts" in the other semi. For more info contact Wray at 692-4139.
For more about the University of the Virgin Islands, visit the Web site: www.uvi.edu.


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