Seventh Annual VICCC Symposium to be held on April 30 on the St. Thomas Campus The Virgin Islands Caribbean Cultural Center (VICCC) invites the UVI community and the wider Virgin Islands community to the 7th annual VICCC Symposium and the 2nd annual UVI Bamboula Day on the UVI St. Thomas Campus. The event will be held from 2-6 p.m., Tuesday, April 30, in the first floor Conference Room of the Administration and Conference Center.
There will be a keynote Bamboula, and VI Carnival presentations by Baba Tyehimba Mtu, UVI Bamboula Club, Dr. Hadiya Sewer, Nii Larry Sewer, Dr. George A. Franklin, Dr. Chenzira Davis Kahina, and special VI Carnival Flair guests. Admission: Cultural Artifact or Exchange Idea. Refreshments will be provided.
UVI Closed for Children’s Carnival Parade on May 3 The University offices will be closed on Friday, May 3, in commemoration of the Children’s Carnival Parade.
Administrative offices and classes will resume on Monday, May 6.
CNN Political Analyst, Former State Legislator and Lawyer Bakari Sellers to be UVI’s 2019 Commencement Keynote Speaker CNN political commentator, lawyer and former state legislator Bakari Sellers 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/.