UVI Bulletin Board for June

University of the Virgin Islands (File photo)
University of the Virgin Islands (File photo)

Bachelor’s and Masters of Social Work Information Session Set for June 18 Join the University of the Virgin Island’s Social Sciences Department for a virtual information session about the bachelor and master of social work programs at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, June 18. Both programs will expand the workforce of social workers in our region at a time when qualified social workers are critical to social change.

RSVP for the information session at https://forms.gle/hYCE9vfz2uioitD3A

Join and meet the faculty and staff, and the recent alumni of the Bachelor of Arts in Social Work program.

You will learn about the following:

  • The courses and overall program
  • Financial aid for international students
  • Possible career choices
  • The benefit of field experiences

For additional information, contact Paula Tracey by email at [email protected]

 The USVI Storm Strong Program – Play the Games and Win! The USVI Storm Strong Program has created remote learning activities that the Virgin Islands community can participate in that enables them to engage in fun disaster activities, as well as the opportunity to win cool hurricane preparedness supplies like solar battery chargers and coolers. These are just some of the prizes you can win by participating in  Storm Strong remote learning activities.

Enter to win by Aug. 1 at https://www.usvistormstrong.org/remote-learning

Other prizes include battery-powered fans, first-aid kits, coolers (medication size), waterproof cases for phones, king-sized mosquito nets, handheld solar chargers, 5-gallon gas cans, crank radios and battery-powered lanterns.

For additional information, contact Howard Forbes Jr. at 513-7203.

Video of UVI’s Virtual Open House Available The University of the Virgin Islands (UVI) hosted a Virtual Open House on Wednesday, June 3, to present an overview of its programs, answer questions from the public and encourage students to enroll this fall. High school seniors, parents and anyone interested in learning about undergraduate and graduate programs on St. Thomas and St. Croix, where invited to participate.

Anyone who missed the event, can visit UVI’s Facebook page: www.facebook.com/UVI.edu

For more information, visit http://admissions.uvi.edu.

UVI Wellness Center Has Reopened The UVI Wellness Center is has announced the reopening of the center as of Wednesday, June 3, 2020.

The Wellness Center staff thanks everyone for their patience and understanding while they took the necessary measures to ensure a clean and safe environment for patrons and employees. Extensive cleaning and sanitizing of the facility will include all machines, floors and restrooms. Extra sanitizers and spray bottles have been added to the work-out areas and signs are posted throughout the facility as reminders. There has also been an upgrade to the cardio room that allows for ease of movement and greater comfort.

There is signage posted in each area of the facility indicating the maximum number of members allowed at any one time. During this pandemic period, workouts must be limited to one hour. Only patrons wearing masks will be allowed to enter the facility and masks must be worn at all times.

Temporary Hours:

  • Monday – Friday: 6-11 a.m. and 3-7 p.m.
  • Closed for Sanitizing: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Saturday: 7 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Sunday: CLOSED

To maintain a safe environment, people are required to pick up, put back and wipe down all machines and weights after each use. Everyone must adhere to the rules and regulations.

The continued use of this facility depends on you. If you feel sick, please do not come to the facility; you are safer at home.

There will be no specialty classes or personal training during this time. All members are required to check-in at the front desk with an updated membership card. Replacement cards are available for $5.

Accepted methods of payment are credit/debit cards, checks or money orders. To pay over the phone, please call the cashier’s office at 693-1437 during normal business hours, between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.

Please note.  All active accounts before March 18 have been updated and extended for the amount of time lost during the COVID-19 shutdown period.