Astronomy Day Set for February 29 at the UVI Library on St. Thomas The UVI Physics Program and the Etelman Observatory will present Astronomy Day Library, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 29, at the Ralph Paiewonsky Library. An invitation is extended to all ages, and the event is free.
Activities will include a tour of the night sky in the Digital Star-Lab Planetarium, exploring the universe with 3-D Googles, solar observing and more.
Course Prepares Individuals for Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) Certification Exam Residents across the territory who are interested in enhancing their Microsoft Excel skills can take advantage of the upcoming introductory course.
Introduction to Microsoft Excel is the first level in a three-part series that prepares individuals to sit for the Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) Excel 2016 Certification exam.
The course provides the basic concepts and skills to start being productive and covers how to create, save, share and print worksheets that contain various kinds of calculations and formatting.
The course will be offered on both St. Croix and St. Thomas on the respective campuses of the University of the Virgin Islands.
Dates: March 23, 25 and 27. (Monday, Wednesday and Friday) Time: 6-9 p.m. at UVI-CELL, St. Thomas
Dates: March 23, 25 and 27. (Monday, Wednesday and Friday) Time: 6-9 p.m. at UVI-CELL Frederiksted, St. Croix
Participants must register by Thursday, Feb. 27, to reserve space in the course. To register, visit http://cell.uvi.edu
For course fees and more information, call 693-1100.
UVI Names Dr. Suzanne Darrow-Magras New UVI CELL Director The University of the Virgin Islands welcomes Dr. Suzanne Darrow-Magras Ph.D. as the director for the UVI Center for Excellence in Leadership and Learning (UVI CELL). Darrow-Magras brings over 20 years of experience in education program management, online education, as well as career and technical education to the center. She earned a bachelor’s degree in education from Central Connecticut State University, in New Britain, Conn.; a master’s degree in instructional technology, in Danbury, Conn., and a Ph.D. in education technology and e-Learning from Northcentral University, in San Diego, Calif.
“I am thrilled to be back at the University of the Virgin Islands and it’s an honor to lead UVI CELL,” said Darrow-Magras. “For over 17 years, UVI CELL has supported the territory’s continuing education needs, and I’m excited about the new programs and services we are launching in 2020.”
She is a visionary, who is innovative, and passionate about building relationships around education, creativity and problem solving throughout the community in the interest of meeting the individual’s and organizations’ needs of the territory.
More information is available in a news release on the Media Section of the UVI website – http://www.uvi.edu/
UVI to Host Two-Day Course on Conflict Management on both Campuses in March The University of the Virgin Islands Center for Excellence in Leadership and Learning (UVICELL) is offering a two-day workshop on “Conflict Management – Appropriate Dispute Resolution” for residents across the territory. The two-day course is designed to provide participants with communication tools used by mediators and negotiators to guide conversations.
The course will be held as follows:
March 5 – 6, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at ACC-142 on UVI’s St. Thomas Campus
March 19 – 20, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in NWW-103 of the Albert A. Sheen Campus
The course will use the PULSE Framework (People Using Language Skills Effectively) to provide the basic foundation for good communication and appropriate dispute resolution. It is the structure for successful, effective conversations and an efficient and useful way to reach a resolution.
Space is limited and registration is required. To register, visit http://cell.uvi.edu
For fees and more information, contact Wendy Coram Vialet Ph.D. at 693-1003.
Afternoon on the Green Committee Calls for Cooks “Culture, Fun, and Food Aplenty for Afternoon on the Green 2020.” The Afternoon on the Green Committee is calling all cooks to sign-up to donate a dish that will be a tasty treat for patrons and impress Judges.
Never participated before? Here is the chance to display mouth-watering treats at one of the most anticipated occasions for good eats.
Join others on Sunday, March 22, to mark the Afternoon on the Green’s 30th anniversary. The AOG Committee promises spectacular fun on UVI’s Herman E. Moore Golf Course.
Support UVI by donating a dish. All proceeds go to student scholarships.
To register, click this line to Donate a Dish or visit http://aog.uvi.edu
For more information, call Cherilyn Browne at 693-1040.
In the second half, University of Puerto Rico-Carolina cut the lead to eight points, 47-38, but UVI responded by scoring the next 11 points to get their lead back up to 17. After that UPR Carolina never got within single digits and UVI secured the victory on Senior Night.
The Bucs were led by Keith Gilmore 24 points, while Josh Goss and Felix Ramos both had 14 points and Kamoi Lake finished with 10 points to round out the double-digit scorers for UVI.
UVI Course Prepares St. Thomas Residents to Serve as Mediators on March 9 -13 The University of the Virgin Islands Center for Excellence in Leadership and Learning (UVI-CELL) is offering the 40-Hour Mediation Certification Course. The course is designed to provide participants with instruction in the process of mediation. The skills acquired in this course will prove invaluable in all areas of life. Through a combination of role plays, demonstrations, large group discussions and activities, this highly interactive training will take participants through the entire mediation process.
The course will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., March 9 – 13, at UVICELL on the St. Thomas Campus.
The course is ideal for persons who desire to become a mediator or professionals who wish to become more proficient and confident in facilitating conflict in the workplace, home and community. Instruction for this course will be provided by Nancy Love Ph.D., author of PUSLE.
Space is limited and registration is required. To register, visit http://cell.uvi.edu.
For fees and more information, call Wendy Coram Vialet at 693-1003.