UVI Bulletin Board for June and July

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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 you 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.

UVI Closed for Emancipation Day and Independence Day Holidays The University will be closed on Thursday and Friday, July 2 and 3, respectively, to commemorate the Emancipation and Independence Day holidays. Administrative offices will re-open at their regular scheduled time on Monday, July 6.

UVI SON Captures Two Prestigious National Awards The newly formed University of the Virgin Islands (UVI) Student Nurses Association (SNA) chapter captured two national awards from the National Student Nurses Association (NSNA). After the announcement of the 2020 Program Award Winners, UVI School of Nursing’s (SON) SNA was named the recipient of the Winner’s Way Award and the NSNA State Excellence Award.

Three students of the SON were also named as nominees for three prestigious awards. Valdeen Croft was nominated for the NSNA Isabel Hampton Robb Leadership Award. Shaunte Rawlins was nominated for the NSNA Core Values Award and Camille Emanuel for the NSNA Ambassador Award. All three students graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in May 2020.

“This achievement also realizes the goal of the SON to provide opportunities for students to engage in professional and leadership development opportunities that are available through the NSNA,” said Dean Beverly Lansiquot Ph.D. of the School of Nursing.

The SON would have been honored for these achievements at the NSNA 68th Annual Convention in Orlando Fla., in April, had the COVID-19 outbreak not occurred.

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

UVI Board of Trustees Elects Officers; Grants Emeritus Status to Alexander A. Moorhead, Approves New School of Agriculture, Graduate Studies & 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 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,” says Dr. Kristin Grimes, 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/