UVI Bulletin Board for March

University of the Virgin Islands

The Community is invited to UVI’s 58th Charter Day Ceremony on March 16 The Virgin Islands community is invited to come out and celebrate the University’s 58th Charter Day Ceremony at 10 a.m. on Monday, March 16.

UVI is honored to have as its keynote speaker Congresswoman Stacey Plaskett, the V.I. delegate to Congress. There will also be musical performances by the Yale Undergraduate Gospel Choir as part of its annual spring tour.

The event will end with refreshments and an ice-cream social on both of the university campuses.

This year’s Charter Day ceremony will be hosted on the St. Thomas Campus in the Administration and Conference Center Building (ACC), first-floor conference room, with videoconference to the Great Hall on the Albert A. Sheen Campus on St. Croix.

For more information, contact the President’s Office at 693-1000 or email udyer@uvi.edu.

Memorial Service to be held for Dr. Arnold Highfield on March 18 A memorial service for Arnold Highfield Ph.D. — historian, scholar, linguist, poet and long-time professor at the University of the Virgin Islands — will be held from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday, March 18, in the Great Hall of the University’s Albert A. Sheen Campus. The service will be video-conferenced to Room 101 in the Teacher Education Building, (TED) on the St. Thomas Campus.

Friends and associates are invited to give brief tributes to Highfield at the event.

For additional information, contact Dr. David Gould at 692-4143.

UVI Course Prepares St. Thomas Residents to Serve as Mediators on March 9 -13 The University of the Virgin Islands Center for Excellence in Leadership and Learning (UVI-CELL) is offering the 40-Hour Mediation Certification Course. The course is designed to provide participants with instruction in the process of mediation. The skills acquired in this course will prove invaluable in all areas of life. Through a combination of role plays, demonstrations, large group discussions and activities, this highly interactive training will take participants through the entire mediation process.

The course will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., March 9 – 13, at UVI-CELL on the St. Thomas Campus.

The course is ideal for persons who want to become a mediator or professionals who want to become more proficient and confident in facilitating conflict in the workplace, home and community. Instruction for this course will be provided by Nancy Love Ph.D., author of PULSE.

Space is limited and registration is required. To register, visit http://cell.uvi.edu.

For fees and more information, call Wendy Coram Vialet Ph.D. at 693-1003.

The 58th Anniversary Charter Day Concert to be Held on Saturday, March 21 The College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences’ (CLASS) Department of Communication, Art, Theatre and Music extends an invitation to the UVI community for the 58th Anniversary Charter Day Concert and Art Exhibit. The concert will take place at 7 p.m., Saturday, March 21, at the Prior-Jollek Hall at Antilles School.

There will be live music, an art exhibit, as well as live audio and video recording as part of CLASS new inter-departmental innovative initiative.

Tickets will be on sale at the UVI Bookstore and Frenchtown Deli after spring break. Ticket prices are $20 for adults and $10 for students.

Food and drinks will be provided by Hot on the Spot in the courtyard. Come out and enjoy an evening of fun and support our students and faculty.

Please share this information with your family and friends.

For more information, contact Dion Parson at (347) 249-2893.

The 3rd Annual Great Mangrove Clean-up at Coral Bay on St. John to be held on March 28 An invitation is extended to the Virgin Islands community on St. John to assist with removing debris from the mangroves from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, March 28, in Coral Bay, St. John.

This clean-up will mark the third Great Mangrove Clean-up, and everyone is invited to be a part of this endeavor in keeping the environment clean.

To register, visit: www.viepscor.org

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

Afternoon on the Green Committee Calls for Cooks “Culture, Fun and Food Aplenty for Afternoon on the Green 2020.” The Afternoon on the Green Committee is calling all cooks to sign-up to donate a dish that will be a tasty treat for patrons and impress judges.

Never participated before?  Here is your chance to display your mouth-watering treats at one of the most anticipated occasions for good eats.

Join us on Sunday, March 22, to mark the Afternoon on the Green’s 30th anniversary. The AOG Committee promises spectacular fun on UVI’s Herman E. Moore Golf Course.

Support UVI by donating a dish. All proceeds go to student scholarships.

To register, click this line to Donate a Dish or visit http://aog.uvi.edu.

For more information, call Cherilyn Browne at 693-1040.

Course Prepares Individuals for Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) Certification Exam Residents across the territory who are interested in enhancing their Microsoft Excel skills can take advantage of the upcoming introductory course.

Introduction to Microsoft Excel is the first level in a three-part series that prepares individuals to sit for the Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) Excel 2016 Certification exam.

The course provides the basic concepts and skills to start being productive and covers how to create, save, share and print worksheets that contain various kinds of calculations and formatting.

The course will be offered on both St. Croix and St. Thomas on the respective campuses of the University of the Virgin Islands.

St. Thomas

Dates: March 23, 25 and 27. (Monday, Wednesday and Friday) Time: 6 – 9 p.m.; at UVI-CELL, St. Thomas

St. Croix

Dates: March 23, 25 and 27. (Monday, Wednesday and Friday) Time: 6 – 9 p.m.; at UVI-CELL Frederiksted, St. Croix

Participants must register by Thursday, Feb. 27, to reserve space in the course.

To register, visit http://cell.uvi.edu

For course fees and more information, call 693-1100.