UVI Bulletin Board for April/ May

University of the Virgin Islands – St. Thomas campus (Kelsey Nowakowski photo)

CNN Political Analyst, Former State Legislator Bakari Sellers to be UVI’s Commencement Keynote Speaker Bakari Sellers, CNN political commentator, lawyer and former state legislator, will be the keynote speaker at the University of the Virgin Islands 2019 Commencement Ceremony. UVI had selected MSNBC Television Host Joy Reid to give the keynote address; however, Reid discovered that she had a personal conflict and would be unable to participate in this year’s ceremonies. Starting at 1 p.m., these ceremonies will take place on Thursday, May 16, on the campus grounds of the Albert A. Sheen Campus on St. Croix and on Friday, May 17, at the Sports and Fitness Center on St. Thomas.
“Ms. Reid has expressed deep regret,” said UVI President Dr. David Hall to graduates in the Class of 2019 when he informed them of the change. “In life, challenges emerge, and we have to adjust to the new circumstances that develop.”
“Though we were disappointed that Ms. Reid has a personal challenge that makes it impossible for her to join us for commencement, the university has been blessed to secure another outstanding political commentator, lawyer and legislator to anchor our commencement ceremonies.”
More information is available in a news release on the Media Section of the UVI website – http://www.uvi.edu/.

A Noon Math Talk to be Held on April 25 on Digit Sums and Harshad Numbers Helen G. Grundman, Ph.D. of Bryn Mawr College will give a presentation on Digit Sums and Harshad Numbers at noon on Thursday, April 25, in the Classroom and Administration Building (CAB) Room 306.
A harshad number is a positive integer that is divisible by the sum of its digits. In this talk, she will discuss research on these numbers and, more generally, on b-harshad numbers, where b is a positive integer greater than 1. After presenting examples and basic results, she will prove that for each b, there is a maximal length of strings of consecutive b-harshad numbers.
For additional information, contact Professor Douglas Iannucci at 693-1332.

Denim Day on AA Sheen Campus Set for April 24 Denim Day is coming!
This worldwide event started in the late 1990s in Italy to protest allowing a convicted rapist to go free on Wednesday, April 24, wear your denim to show your support in ending sexual assault.
Come out and talk with representatives from Women’s Coalition and National Guard from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 24, on the Albert A. Sheen Campus Cafeteria Patio.
Remember, together we can do more!
For more information, contact Patricia Towal at 692-4187 or visit her in Evans Center (EVC) Room 721.

Community Invited to Reef Fest The Virgin Islands Marine Advisory Service (VIMAS) and partners extend an invitation to the Virgin Islands community to be a part of Reef Fest 2019. The event will be held from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Yacht Haven Grande on Saturday, April 27.
Come out and learn about ways in which you can help maintain the vitality of the U.S. Virgin Islands ecosystems, both marine and terrestrial.
There will be live musical entertainment, raffle prizes, a seafood cooking competition and much more.
The event is free. It will feature activities for both young people and adults.
For more information, visit www.vimas.uvi.edu or contact Howard Forbes at howard.forbes@uvi.edu.