UVI Bulletin Board for June

The Research and Technology Park on UVI's St. Croix campus(File photo)
The Research and Technology Park on UVI’s St. Croix campus (File photo)

UVI Board of Trustees Elects Officers; Grants Emeritus Status to Alexander A. Moorhead, Approves New School of Agriculture, Graduate Studies and Approves Revised FY 2019-2020 Operating Budget In the regular session of its quarterly meeting on June 20, via teleconference, the University of the Virgin Islands Board of Trustees re-elected Henry Smock to serve as chairman and Oran Roebuck as vice chairman.

“Congratulations to Chairman Smock and Vice Chairwoman Roebuck,” said Trustee Yvonne Thraen. “You have a very big agenda for the next academic year. Congratulations and the best of luck to you.”

At Saturday’s meeting, the board unanimously approved the creation of a School of Agriculture. This new school will combine UVI’s Agricultural Experiment Station and Cooperative Extension Service with a new academic teaching unit that is expected to further expand and strengthen the university’s land-grant mission locally, regionally and globally. The new academic teaching unit will offer a variety of innovative programs that prepare students for jobs, professional employment and leadership roles in the agriculture industry. To increase accessibility and maximize enrollment of both traditional and non-traditional students, the programs and courses of agriculture will be delivered utilizing a variety of modes, including face-to-face, online and blended formats. The academic unit will be charged with the responsibilities of developing and maintaining approved and accredited certificate, associate, bachelor and graduate programs in agriculture and agriculture-related disciplines.

Careers are available for the graduates in such fields as Financial and Policy Analyst, Loan/Credit Office, Extension Agent and Specialist, Teacher Educator, Environmental Health Inspector, Industrial Safety Inspector, Farmer/Grower, Commodities Inspector and Merchandiser, among others.

More information is available in a news release on the Media Section of the UVI website –   http://www.uvi.edu/

USVI Storm Strong Program Searches for “Easy Recipes for Hard Times” The USVI Storm Strong program is calling on the U.S. Virgin Islands community to submit recipes for a hurricane-themed cookbook.

Stocking up on non-perishable food is an important part of hurricane preparation, and many Virgin Islanders find creative and delicious ways to spice up their meals during and following a storm. ​The USVI Storm Strong team would like to know your ​ favorite hurricane recipes for the “One Territory, One Pot” ​ community cookbook.  ​Once completed, this cookbook will be published digitally and free to download as a PDF file from the USVI Storm Strong website. Submission details and instructions can be found at the USVI Storm Strong Website at www.usvistormstrong.org/hurricane-cookbook or by texting or by calling 244-7188.

“This cookbook will be a resource created by the community, for the community, and it will give families across the USVI helpful tips, tricks and meal ideas when preparing for, facing and recovering from a hurricane or other natural disaster,” said Kristin Grimes Ph.D., assistant professor at the University of the Virgin Islands and USVI Storm Strong team lead.

More information is available in a news release on the Media Section of the UVI website – http://www.uvi.edu/

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 were invited to participate.

If you missed the event, visit UVI’s Facebook page: www.facebook.com/UVI.edu or use this link  UVI’s Virtual Open House.

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

The USVI Storm Strong Program – Play the Games and Win! The USVI Storm Strong Program has created remote learning activities that the USVI 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. Enter to win by Aug. 1 at https://www.usvistormstrong.org/remote-learning

These are just some of the prizes people can win by participating in our Storm Strong remote learning activities.

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.