UVI Bulletin Board for April/ May

University of the Virgin Islands School of Law

Community Invited to 29th Annual Afternoon on the Green 2019 Edition Features New Food, More Fun and Great Entertainment The University of the Virgin Islands invites the community to its 29th Annual Afternoon on the Green on Sunday, March 24, on UVI’s Herman E. Moore Golf Course on the St. Thomas Campus. The annual “friend raiser” features decadent food, family fun and live entertainment with proceeds going toward the Edward E. Thomas Volunteer Scholarship Awards. This year’s celebration is themed “Welcome Back to the Green; Rebuilding Our Dreams in 2019.”
“The Afternoon on the Green Committee is particularly excited about the Afternoon on the Green this year, as we re-invite the community and supporters of the University to one of UVI’s premier events,” said Kyza A. Callwood, co-chair of the committee. “After a one-year lapse in 2018, incurred by the passage of hurricanes Irma and Maria, we are determined to make this year’s event bigger and better.”
The aromatic flavors of decadent dishes will invite patrons to the green as the dishes are unveiled early in the afternoon. This year’s highlights will include savory dishes such as Asian dumplings, rice noodles, bonito fish and rice cook-up, and Filipino vegetable spring rolls. A wide array of Caribbean favorites will make their return including saltfish and smoke herring cook-up, red peas soup, saltfish, chicken soup, ital soup, goat water, chicken, shrimp, lamb and beef roti. An assortment of delectable desserts ranging from tart, southern red velvet cake, rainbow cake, Vienna cake to pecan loaf will also be on hand.
More information is available in a news release on the Media Section of the UVI website – http://www.uvi.edu/
Community Invited to UVI’s Launch of Strategic Plan 2019-2023 – “Greatness Through Innovation” The general public is invited to participate in a series of events to launch the University of the Virgin Islands’ Strategic Plan 2019-2023 – “Greatness Through Innovation.”
* St. Thomas – March 25, 4-6 p.m. – Room 142, Administration and Conference Center (ACC), St. Thomas Campus.
* St. John – March 26, 3-5 p.m. – Conference Room 3, VI Legislature Building.
* St. Croix – March 27, 4-6 p.m. – Great Hall, Albert A. Sheen Campus.
These events are intended to officially launch the Strategic Plan to the University community, the wider Virgin Islands community and other stakeholders. Attendees will be formally introduced to the strategic plan and promotional materials will be available for display and distribution. President David Hall and members of the Strategic Plan Implementation Committee will be available to engage and respond to inquiries about the plan.
The Strategic Plan is a requirement of UVI’s accrediting agency, the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. A university’s strategic plan is its roadmap for the future. UVI’s plan spans a period of five years.
Refreshments will be served at the events.
For more information, contact Sharlene Harris, vice president of information services and institutional assessment, at 693-1361 or email sharris@uvi.edu.
Community Invited to Reef Fest Virgin Islands Marine Advisory Service (VIMAS) and partners extend an invitation to the Virgin Islands community to be a part of Reef Fest 2019. It 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 to 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 and will feature activities for both youth and adults.
For more information, visit www.vimas.uvi.edu or contact Howard Forbes at howard.forbes@uvi.edu.
VIUCEDD Hosts its 12thAnnual Autism Conference The Virgin Islands University Centers for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (VIUCEDD) will host its 12th Annual Autism Conference on Monday, April 15, on St. Thomas at the Administration and Conference Center (ACC) on St. Croix, Wednesday, April 17, at the Great Hall. The conference will take place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on both days.
This year’s conference is designed to bring awareness to research that explores how music therapy can support cognitive and social activity for individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Additionally, an approach for creating an inclusive community, which offers support through mentoring, networking and education in the Virgin Islands, will be discussed.
The keynote presentation will be “Music, the Brain and Child Development” by Dr. Miriam Lense of Vanderbilt University Medical Center. There will be two break-out session topics: “The Nashville Approach: Developing Community-driven Expectations of Inclusion” by A. Pablo Juárez, M.Ed., BCBA of Vanderbilt Kennedy Center, as well as “Music and Social-Emotional Well Being: Research and Clinical Applications” by Dr. Miriam Lense of Vanderbilt University Medical Center.
MSNBC Television Host, Political Analyst & Author Joy Reid to Speak at UVI 2019 Commencement; Distinguished UVI Alumni to Receive Honorary Degrees MSNBC national television host, political analyst, journalist, columnist and author Joy-Anne Reid will be the keynote speaker at the University of the Virgin Islands’ 2019 commencement 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.
“As always we strive to bring outstanding individuals to our commencement so that they can inspire and stand as a model for what we want our students to become,” UVI President David Hall said. “She is an outstanding author, journalist, television personality and an overall outstanding individual who has helped MSNBC become more diverse in its appeal.”
Reid hosts “AM Joy,” which airs Saturdays and Sundays from 10 a.m. to noon. She is the author of the book, “Fracture: Barack Obama, the Clintons and the Racial Divide” and the co-editor, with Washington Post columnist E.J. Dionne, of “We Are the Change We Seek: The Speeches of Barack Obama.” Her columns and articles have appeared in The New York Times, The Guardian, the Miami Herald, New York Magazine, The Daily Beast and other publications.
More information is available in a news release on the Media Section of the UVI website – http://www.uvi.edu/