UVI Bulletin Board for December, January

Signage at the entrance to UVI on the Queen Mary Highway in St. Croix (Source photo by Linda Morland)

Reichhold Center Sessions Yard Vibes Schedule for December 16 at 7 p.m. Online Join the Reichhold Center Sessions for some holiday cheer online at 7 p.m., Dec. 16, with Yard Vibes.

What happens when you graduate out of the Superior Court Rising Stars Youth Steel Orchestra? You advance to Yard Vibes Band.

Panyard People Inc. is a non-profit organization dedicated to keeping the culture of steelpan alive in the Virgin Islands. Yard Vibes is an adult community steelpan band that is under its umbrella.  Under the leadership of LeRoi Simmonds (band leader) and Vicente Donastorg (band captain), this performance is sure to usher in some seasonal cheer.

You can view Yard Vibes on the Reichhold Center for the Arts website: www.uvi.edu/reichhold or the Facebook page at www.uvi.edu/reichhold

UVI HackFest Shines Spotlight on Students’ Entrepreneurial Creativity Students inspired to develop apps for practical, real-life needs. Students from the University of the Virgin Islands (UVI) recently showed off their entrepreneurial vision and spirit as part of the university’s annual Hackfest competition.

The two teams that won the UVI competition prepared concepts for apps to address the theme of the competition: “Increasing the Quality of Life for the Elderly.”

Senior Tahlia Frederick-Ottley and junior Lateefah Evans worked together to design Senior Care, an easy way for seniors to get assistance with big or small tasks such as banking, shopping or filling a prescription by simply saying or typing it into the app.

The idea for MediScan, an app to help elderly patients be more organized with their prescription medications, was developed by Shamir Smith, a senior who hails from St. Thomas, and his partner Akyem Prince, a junior from St. Croix.

Smith, who is interested in entrepreneurship, cybersecurity and app development, competed in HackFest to “test if I can create a realistic innovative solution to improve the quality of life of the elderly.”

More information is available in a news release on the Media Section of the UVI Website www.uvi.edu/

The Agriculture and Food Fair Board of Directors announces postponement of the 50th Annual Agriculture and Food Fair The Agriculture and Food Fair Board of Directors announces the postponement of the 50th Annual Agriculture and Food Fair of the Virgin Islands. The 2022 fair is now scheduled for May 28, 29 and 30. Vendor applications will be available beginning Feb. 1, 2022.

The board would like the 50th Jubilee to be celebrated in grand fashion, keeping the safety and wellbeing of the Virgin Islands community in mind. It anticipates the fair can be safely executed in May 2022, in a manner that truly represents the golden jubilee.

Due to the ongoing uncertainties of the COVID-19 pandemic and the recently discovered new variant, the board has made this decision. It apologizes for any inconvenience and disappointments this may cause and thanks the Virgin Islands community for its understanding and continued support throughout the years.

For additional information, contact Marthious Clavier at the School of Agriculture by email mclavie@uvi.edu

UVI Administrative Holiday Leave Scheduled for Dec. 16 through January 3 The University of the Virgin Islands has announced the following recess scheduled for the 2021- 2022 holiday season:

Last Business Day – December 15, 2021

Holiday Recess:

UVI Closed – Dec. 16 through Jan. 3

UVI Open – Tuesday, Jan. 4, 2022

The UVI Library Invites Both the VI and the UVI Communities to participate in a Bi-monthly Virtual Book Club Tiphanie Yanique’s first novel, “Monster in the Middle,” will offer an opportunity to celebrate a local author, read an interesting story and connect with others through shared interests. Join the library staff as it delves into the lives of “Fly and Stella” as they discover their identities, passions and what it means to love one another.

Copies of the novel will be available at both campus bookstores: Bookstore 340 on St. Thomas and the Under Cover Books and Gifts in Christiansted on St. Croix.

The first meeting is scheduled for the end of January via Zoom.

Sign up here to participate and to receive more information: