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Second UVI Bulletin Board for October

University of the Virgin Islands Sports and Fitness Center on St. Thomas (Source file photo)

Volunteers Needed for Upcoming Coastweeks Cleanups Scheduled for October 14 on St. Croix and St. Thomas The Virgin Islands Marine Advisory Service (VIMAS) has several Coastweeks scheduled that interested volunteers can participate in.

On St. Thomas, the next cleanup will be held from 9-11 a.m., Oct. 14 at Lindbergh Bay Beach and from 9-11 a.m., Oct. 14, at Dorsch Beach, St. Croix.

Interested volunteers should register for Coastweeks cleanups at https://www.uvi.edu/community/virgin-islands-marine-advisory-service/st-thomas/coast-weeks.html

For more information, contact Howard Forbes Jr. by email at howard.forbes@uvi.edu or call 693-1672.

University of the Virgin Islands Announces Fall Student Research Symposium Winners The Emerging Caribbean Scientists (ECS) Program and the College of Science and Mathematics thanks everyone who participated in the 2023 UVI Fall Student Research Symposium.

They take this opportunity to announce the following student winners:

First Place – Mia Bruno

Second Place – Akilah Hodge

Third Place – Abigail Rose

Congratulations to the Winners!

The mission of the ECS Programs is to increase research training and promote excellence for students at UVI through a variety of programs and activities. Funding is provided by federal grants from agencies like the NSF, NIH, NASA and DOE as well as from private donors.

To learn more, visit the website at http://ecs.uvi.edu, follow ECS on Instagram (@uvi_ecs), or subscribe to the ECS YouTube Channel.

For questions and more information, send an email to ecs@uvi.edu.

CGTC Invites Community to Energy Fair Geared Toward Sustainable Future in VI The University of the Virgin Islands’ Green Technology Center invites the community to its annual Energy Fair scheduled at 10 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 28, in the Elridge Blake Sports and Fitness Center on the Orville E. Kean Campus on St. Thomas.

Join Green Technology Center in creating a more sustainable future for the Virgin Islands community. People of all ages and backgrounds are encouraged to take the opportunity to learn about renewable energy options, cistern maintenance and composting. Participants will have the opportunity to get a feel for electric cars and hear about many other topics of interest.

Experts will discuss affordable redundancy, energy resilience in the home, and what “continuity despite disruption” means at a Rapid Roundtable Talk discussion.

Do not miss out on this interactive community event highlighting energy resiliency, climate change and local energy independence.

There will also be food, fun and free giveaways throughout the day.

For additional information, contact Jeannine Francis-Brown by email at jeannine.francisbrown@uvi.edu

UVICELL Invites High Schoolers to Join the Aviation Career Program The University of the Virgin Islands Center for Excellence in Leadership and Learning (UVICELL) through Coral Wings Aviation invites high schoolers from grades nine through 12 to become versed in the field of aviation through its programs that will allow them to gain a certificate in the private pilot, aerial drone vehicle and other capabilities.

For additional information, contact Janet Rosario at 692-4230 or email janet.gonzalezrosario@uvi.edu  or visit or email cell@uvi.edu

Fun and Educational World Food Day to Be Held on UVI’s Sheen Campus On Sunday, Oct. 15, World Food Day will be observed from noon to 6 p.m. on the grounds of the University of the Virgin Islands’ Albert A. Sheen Campus on St. Croix.  The day will kick off with a formal opening ceremony and continue with educational workshops, a food vendor’s court, a farmers’ market, demonstrations, a petting zoo, entertainment, a “House of CANs” competition and distribution of free vegetable seedlings.

World Food Day, though officially celebrated on Oct. 16, is observed worldwide during October and brings attention to the plight of the hungry and undernourished in the territory and around the world. This year’s World Food Day theme, selected by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations, is: “Water is life; water is food. Leave no one behind.”

While admission is free, attendees are asked to bring a non-perishable food item for the food drive. All items received will be donated to local food banks.

For more information, contact Marthious Clavier at  692-4090.

Alert! The 2024-2025 “Simplified” FAFSA will be released in December 2023 On behalf of the U.S. Department of Education Central Processing System (CPS), the Financial Aid Team advises the public that the New Simplified Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) will be released in December 2023 for the 2024-2025 aid year, only.  Thereafter, the FAFSA release date will revert to its usual October schedule.

The “simplified” application will be streamlined, beginning with a reduction in the number of questions. The Expected Family Contribution (EFC) will be replaced with a new Student Aid Index (SAI) to expand the Pell Program to more students. Once the USDOE determines the 2024-25 aid year FAFSA release date in December, the applicant will receive an invitation to participate in our town hall meetings.

For more information, contact a financial aid team member at 692-4193/ 693-1090 or email financialaidstx@uvi.edu or financialaidstt@uvi.edu

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