March is UVI’s charter month and 2012 marks the university’s 50th anniversary. Numerous Golden Jubilee celebrations and activities are planned throughout the year – – with a concentration scheduled this month. Special Charter Month activities begin on Saturday, March 3, when the Golden Jubilee
Reunion Choir performs at 8 p.m. at the Reichhold Center for the Arts. (See item below.) Faith Days will be held throughout the territory from March 9 through 12. UVI’s popular Afternoon on the Green "friendraiser" is slated for March 11.
The official Charter Day celebration will be held from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. on Friday, March 16. It commemorates the chartering of the then College of the Virgin Islands by the Fourth Legislature of the U.S. Virgin Islands in 1962. It will be available via videoconference on UVI’s campuses on St. Thomas and
St. Croix, and at the St. John Academic Center in Cruz Bay.
March 16 is also the date scheduled for the rededication of UVI’s Paiewonksy Library — named in honor of Gov. Paiewonsky. The ceremony takes place at the library, on the St. Thomas campus, at 2 p.m.
A complete news release including many other highlights of Charter Month is available from the UVI homepage – www.uvi.edu – and from this
www.uvi.edu/sites/uvi/Pages/Spotlight_News_Show.aspx?newsId=372&s=PS direct link.
Bucs, Lady Bucs Continue Basketball Home Stand March 2-3
The UVI Buccaneers and Lady Bucs varsity basketball squads resume their home stand with games scheduled on Friday and Saturday, March 2 and 3, at the Sports and Fitness Center. The Buccaneers men’s squad will host Polytechnical at 7 p.m. on Friday. Both the Lady Bucs and the Buccaneers take to the court on Saturday, with games against UPR-Rio Piedras. The women’s game is slated for 6 p.m., with the men’s contest to follow at 8 p.m.
Metropolitan University dampened the Lady Bucs and Buccaneers home openers on Saturday, Feb. 25, before a large homecoming crowd. The Lady Bucs lost 80 to 57. The Buccaneers lost a hard-fought match 78-75.
The Buccaneer and Lady Bucs 2012 season schedule is available from the Games Schedule tab in the Athletics section of the UVI Web site – www.uvi.edu – and from this
www.uvi.edu/sites/uvi/Pages/Athletics-Games.aspx?s=AT direct link.
Golden Jubilee Reunion Choir to Feature Alumni at the Reichhold Center on March 3
UVI’s Reichhold Center for the Arts celebrates the university’s 50th Anniversary with a performance by the UVI Golden Jubilee Alumni Reunion Choir at 8 p.m., Saturday, March 3.
Dedicated to the late Dr. Arthur A. Richards, UVI’s second president, the evening will feature the voices of more than 100 UVI alumni from the Virgin Islands, wider Caribbean and United States. Choir members include some of the top vocalists in the community, including Lorna Freeman, Lawrence Benjamin, Rev. Ambrose Gumbs, and many more. Music will be provided by the Louis Taylor Trio, the UVI Steel Pan Orchestra and string musicians from Puerto Rico. Selections include gospel, classical and Caribbean music. The choir will be directed by Dr. Gloria Quinlan. Monet Davis will be the accompanist.
Call the Reichhold Center Box Office at 693-1559 to order tickets.
Purchase them online at www.reichholdcenter.com
Ticket outlets: Urban Threadz, VI Bridal and Tuxedo, Home Again, Essentric Shoe Boutique, Dockside Books and the UVI Bookstore.
The Golden Jubilee "We Are UVI" Web project — sharing the stories of individuals who have had a close affiliation with the University at some point during the last 50 years — was updated with the latest entry on Sunday, Feb 26.
It joins submissions from Sinclair Wilkinson (’72), Rafe Boulon, Jr. (’76), Carmie Thompson (’10), Frank Mills (’67), James Rakocy, Arah Lockhart (’78), Utha Williams (’82) and Dr. LaVerne Ragster. A new submission is being featured each week during 2012.
"We Are UVI" can be viewed from a link on the UVI homepage –
www.uvi.edu – or from this <http://weareuvi.blogspot.com/
encouraged to add their own comments to any submissions. Everyone is invited to share the "We Are UVI" page via email and social media links which accompany each entry. Narratives and photos are still being assembled for the ongoing project. Persons interested in contributing their stories should contact Dr. Henry H. Smith at email@example.com or call 693-1062.
UVI Spring Recess Slated for March 5-9; Library, STJAC Schedules Announced
Spring Recess at UVI is scheduled for March 5 through 9. The UVI libraries and the St. John Academic Center will operate on following intersession schedule from March 5 through 11.
UVI Libraries will be open from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Thursday. They will be closed on Friday March 9, for an ITS staff retreat, and closed Sunday, March 11.
The St. John Academic Center (STJAC) in Cruz Bay will operate from 9 a.m. to 3:45 p.m., Monday through Thursday. It will be closed on Friday, March 9, for the ITS staff retreat. Regular hours will resume at 8 a.m. on Monday, March 12.
Technology services for students will be maintained at computer labs during the intersession period. On the Albert Sheen Campus, students will utilize the NWW 120 Lab. Students may request access through the Security Department. On the St. Thomas campus, the 24/7 library lab is available for student use. Students access the lab using ID key cards.
For more information, contact the UVI HelpDesk at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 693-1466.
March 5 Deadline Set to Register for 2012 Spring Research Symposium
The deadline for students to register for UVI’s 2012 Spring Research Symposium is March 5. The research symposium is scheduled for 1 p.m. on Saturday, March 24, on the Albert A. Sheen Campus on St. Croix. Funding is available to assist with airline travel upon request. Applications are available online at http://ecs.uvi.edu. For more information contact Amanda Wright at 693-1397.
2012 Afternoon on the Green Food and Fun Set for March 11
Afternoon on the Green is the place to be from noon to 5 p.m. on Sunday, March 11, as the University of the Virgin Islands celebrates its 50th Anniversary Golden Jubilee. The St. Thomas campus Herman E. Moore Golf Course will come alive with food, music, entertainment and children’s activities for UVI’s annual friendraiser. This year’s theme is "Honoring Our Past, Creating Our Future."
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Food is the mainstay of Afternoon on the Green, with dishes prepared by some of the island’s best cooks to be sold at $3 a sample. The day’s family entertainment will include ice sculpting, a performance by the Shaka Zulu Nation and a motorcade by the Paradise Volkswagon Club. Afternoon on the Green is sponsored by the Virgin Islands Council on the Arts, the West Indian Company Limited, Nausch, Hogan and Murray, Inc., Choice Wireless and Bellows International Limited. More dishes are needed for Afternoon on the Green. Call 693-1040 to contribute a dish, or for more information.
For more, view the news release on the UVI homepage – http://www.uvi.edu – or from this
www.uvi.edu/sites/uvi/Pages/Spotlight_News_Show.aspx?newsId=371&s=PS direct link.
Nominations for Volunteer of the Year Scholarship Awards Sought; Deadline Extended
Members of the UVI Community are invited to nominate individuals to be considered for the annual Edward Thomas Service Awards which will be presented during UVI’s Afternoon on the Green activity on March 11. Awards are made for the Student Volunteer Year and for the Community Volunteer of the Year. Each award winner receives a scholarship which is funded from the proceeds of the Afternoon on the Green. The deadline for submitting nominations has been extended to Monday, March 5.
The Student Volunteer of the Year Award is intended for a student currently enrolled at UVI who has contributed substantially (a minimum of 50 hours during the past year) to UVI or the local community. The winner receives a UVI scholarship valued at $3,000.
The Community Volunteer of the Year Award is intended to recognize an individual who has contributed substantially (a minimum of 50 hours during the past year) to UVI or the local community. The winner receives a scholarship valued at $1000, which can be used towards tuition at UVI or with UVI’s Community Engagement and Lifelong Learning (UVI-CELL) Center.
Nomination forms – with details of eligibility and nomination requirements – are available from these direct links:
nteer_application.pdf> Student Volunteer of the Year |
lunteer_application.pdf> Community Volunteer of the Year. Forms should be sent or delivered to the UVI Office of Institutional Advancement, No. 2 John Brewers Bay, St. Thomas, V.I. 00802.
India.Arie to Perform at UVI’s Reichhold Center on March 17
Five-time Grammy Award winner India.Arie brings her signature neo-soul sound to UVI’s Reichhold Center for a show at 8 p.m. on Saturday, March 17. India. Arie burst on to the music scene in 2001 with the hit song "Video." Since then she has wowed fans with such hits as "I Am Not My Hair" and "Brown
Skin." Her most recent album, "Open Door," features a collaboration with Israeli superstar Idan Raichel. More information and tickets are available from the Reichhold Center Web site www.reichholdcenter.com.
UVI’s Reichhold Center for the Arts lobby gallery is hosting a photography exhibit of works by Samuel Josiah James, Jr., a freelance photographer. The photographs will be on display until Tuesday, March 20. The gallery is open Mondays through Fridays from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and during the intermission of the Reunion Choir show scheduled for March 3.
This colorful photographic exhibit features shots made in South Africa, West Africa, the Canary Islands and Casablanca. Also featured are photographs from the Caribbean, including St. Thomas, St. Croix, St. John, Puerto Rico, Antigua and the Dominican Republic. The vivid photos capture cultural dancers, musicians, festivals, beautiful flowers, breath-taking landscapes and views of majestic architecture in Africa.
James was born and raised in Antigua. He continued photography on a part-time basis during 45 years of working as a television broadcast engineer. He served as the chief engineer at WTJX Channel 12 and volunteered as the station’s staff photographer. His works were published in the station’s booklet, "Take Twelve," from 1992-2009. In November 2009, his photography was featured in the station’s first edition of the “Taste of Two Islands” cookbook. Photographs on display as part of the exhibit are available for purchase.
The University of the Virgin Islands invites interested potential students to information sessions outlining a new, 10-week "bridge program" for non-traditional students who wish to go to college. The free program aims to provide structured assistance with the effort to transition into college for
individuals who are considered non-traditional students. Non-traditional students are those who delayed enrolling in college after they graduated from high school or earned a GED. Also included are individuals who work full- or part-time, are financially independent, have dependents, or who are
The deadline to submit applications is March 9. For applications or more information on St. Thomas, contact Jennifer Crawford at 693-1000 or e-mail email@example.com). For information on St. Croix
contact Shari Wiltshire at 692-4003 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
UVI’s Non-Traditional Bridge Program is scheduled to begin March 19, on St. Thomas and St. Croix. It will include academic sessions designed to prepare students for the university’s placement tests. Interactive sessions will focus on personal development and students will learn to access and navigate UVI wide range of resources.
The University of the Virgin Islands will host the 11th Annual Queen Mary Highway Walk/Run on Friday, March 23, in celebration of its Golden Jubilee 50th anniversary. The course for the Walk/Run will start at Sunshine Mall and end at UVI’s Albert A. Sheen Campus. Pre-registration for this event begins on March 1 and ends on March 22. The first 100 pre-registered participants are guaranteed a commemorative T-shirt. Transportation will be provided. Prizes will be awarded to the top finishers. For more information
please contact Necola Charles at 692-4000 or mailto: email@example.com
Click here for an www.uvi.edu/sites/uvi/Documents/Public%20Relations/2012_Walk-Run_Reg
istration__Form.pdf> application form.
St. Croix SGA Plans Student Forum on Monday, March 12
The Student Government Association (SGA) on UVI’s Albert A. Sheen Campus on St. Croix will host a Student Forum on the topic "UVI: A Gated Community?" from 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., on Monday, March 12. It will take place in the UVI Great Hall in the North West Wing building. All students are invited to participate. The forum is designed to allow students to share opinions and suggestions on the subject of fencing for the campus. For more information, contact the SGA, via e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
SGA to Host St. Croix Campus Shadow Our Students Program on March 13
The Student Government Association on UVI’s Albert A. Sheen Campus on St. Croix will host its sixth annual SOS (Shadow Our Students) Program on Tuesday, March 13. The program is designed to enhance UVI’s recruitment efforts and build mentoring relationships between UVI students and graduating seniors in the local high schools.
This year’s theme is "SOS: Celebrating 50 Years of Students Success." UVI students who have made a significant impact at UVI and the wider community will be highlighted. The presenters will be State Command Sergeant Major Mona L. Barnes, of the Virgin Islands National Guard, and highly regarded
motivational speaker Keith L. Brown.
For details, contact SOS Program Coordinator/SGA Treasurer Kevin Dixon at 692-4228 or send e-mail to email@example.com. Information is also available from Student Activities Supervisor Hedda Finch-Simpson at 692-4228.
CLEP Test Dates Set on St. Thomas Campus
Students are advised that the College Level Examination Program (CLEP) test dates for the Spring 2012 semester have been finalized on the St. Thomas campus. CLEP tests will be administered on Feb. 24, March 22, April 11 and April 17, in the CATS computer lab (CA Building Room 123). Students can
register for the test at the Office of Access and Enrollment Services’ front desk, located on the first floor of the Administration and Conference Center.
Test candidates must report to the test site no later than 9:30 a.m. on the test day with appropriate identification and form of payment. Acceptable forms of identification include a current driver’s license, state or federal ID, a current passport, tribal ID card, naturalization card or certificate of citizenship.
The cost associated with CLEP is $77 (payable to College Board) per test and an additional administrative fee of $15 (payable to UVI prior to the test date). Payment must be made in the form of check, money order, or credit card. Cash will not be accepted. Students can e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for additional information.