The Virgin Islands University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (VIUCEDD) announces two upcoming trainings on Wednesday July 10. Amy S. Goldman, MS, CCC, a technical assistance specialist with the national Assistive Technology Act Technical Assistance and Training Center, will present both topics.
Seminar Topic 1: Communication Needs: Helping Families Prepare for Emergencies and Disasters An important communication training will take place from 10 – 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday, July 10, at the Virgin Islands University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (VIUCEDD) office across from the Spicy Grill on St. Croix and will be delivered remotely to the St. Thomas Campus in the Teachers Education Building (TED) Room 103.
This training will help service providers such as speech-language pathologists and occupations therapists learn ways to improve emergency preparedness for people with communication challenges.
American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) Continuing Education Units (CEU) credits will be provided.
Seminar Topic 2: Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC): Myths and Realities A community training will take place from 6 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, July 10, at the Virgin Islands University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (VIUCEDD) office in St. Croix and will be delivered remotely to the St. Thomas Campus in the Teachers Education Building (TED), Room 103.
This training will give introductory information about augmentative and alternative communication (AAC), how it can affect a child’s speech development, and how these devices can be funded. Attendees will be introduced to the Communication Bill of Rights and discussions will dispel some of the common myths and misunderstandings about AAC. Parents, teachers, family members and community members should attend this training.
The VIUCEDD team hopes you will be able to send some of your team members to attend this vital communication training.
For additional information, call VIUCEDD at 693-1406 on the St. Thomas Campus or 692-4265 on St. Croix to RSVP.
UVI’s Recognizes and Congratulates “30 Under Thirty” Alumni Congratulations to UVI alumni who were named “Top Millennials under 30” this month by Sen. Kurt Vialet. Ten alumni were recognized at an event held at the Company House Hotel in downtown Christiansted, St. Croix.
The alumni honored have earned undergraduate and graduate degrees in fields ranging from biology, communication, business and education.
Furthermore, many have gone on to pursue careers in business, engineering, entrepreneurship, education, music and firefighting. “I believe that it is important for us to have a generation of individuals who could aspire to be just like who you are,” Sen. Vialet said in an article by the VI Consortium. “Aspire to accomplish what you have accomplished; to dream and know that it can be possible; to rid themselves of negativity and know that accomplishment is possible for Virgin Islanders.”
For more on this story, visit the UVI Today Blog.
UVI Basketball Camp Registration Underway Registration for the University of the Virgin Islands’ Buccaneers basketball camps is currently underway, with weeklong sessions set for late July and early August.
The camps — each five days long — will be held from July 22-26 and July 29-Aug. 2 at UVI’s Sports and Fitness Center on St. Thomas. Each day’s session will run from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., with early drop off at 7:30 a.m. and late pick up running to 5:30 p.m. Pickups made after 5:30 p.m. will incur a $10 late fee per camper for every 30 minutes.
UVI men’s basketball coach Jeff Jones and women’s basketball coach Jackson Dolor, as well as the Buccaneers’ assistant coaches and players will lead the camps. The sessions are open to boys and girls from kindergarten through 12th grade.
The registration fee is $125 per camper, with group discount rates available.
For more information or to register, call 678-349-6440 or email [email protected].
New Communications Course to Be Offered for Fall 2019 The Department of Communication is offering a new course for the fall of 2019. COM-475 will be all about “Creative Problem Solving.” This course will help students learn how to find the real problem and how to use a variety of techniques to generate creative ideas.
Topics include Brainstorming, Brain Writing, Synectics and Ana-Logic. With a fresh new idea in hand, students will examine how to package and communicate a new idea for all of the different audiences who need to hear about it.
Professor Alex Randall said, “Everyone can benefit by learning how to unleash their native creativity. This is critical knowledge for every entrepreneur and anyone who hopes to achieve changes in the world.” Randall has taught creative problem solving at several universities in the past and created more than 30 innovations and inventions using these techniques. He has been a creativity consultant to business and industry for many years.
For anyone interested in taking this course, it will be offered Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 2 – 2:50 p.m. The class has no prerequisite except for instructor approval, and it will be offered on both campuses using video teleconference.
For more information, contact Professor Alex Randall at [email protected].
Cooperative Extension Service (CES) Presentations to be held on both Campuses The University of the Virgin Islands Cooperative Extension Service (CES) and the Southern Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE) Program cordially invites the community to attend our up-coming presentation entitled, “Cooperatives in Action – A Reflection,” presented by Dr. Louis Petersen and U.S. Virgin Islands Farmers.
• Overview of the Cooperative Business Model
• Experiences shared by successful agricultural cooperative business owners in Georgia
• What USVI farmers learned about cooperative business production, marketing, and management
All persons interested in learning more about the cooperative business model are welcome to attend.
On St. Thomas:
Wednesday, July 10, from 6- 8 p.m.
UVI Administration and Conference Center (ACC) 1st floor Conference Room 142
For more information, contact Dr. Louis Petersen at 693-1083 or email: [email protected]