UVI Bulletin Board for November

University of the Virgin Islands School of Law

Eastern Caribbean Center to Conduct V.I. Community Survey The Eastern Caribbean Center of the University of the Virgin Islands (UVI) will conduct the 2018 Virgin Islands Community Survey (VICS) during the months of November and December. This scientific survey of a sample of households is a follow-up to the one conducted in 2016. The information collected is similar to that gathered in the Population and Housing Census of 2010.

Virgin Islands Community Survey (VICS) data for 2018 will be gathered on two topics – population and housing. Population questions cover items such as age, sex, education, ethnic origin, employment, health insurance, veteran status, and disability. Housing questions cover items about the housing unit in which respondents live, such as water source, internet access, number of rooms, utilities, ownership, and rent.

“When processed, the 2018 VICS will provide data for agencies whose jobs are to organize and plan for the social, educational, health, economic and other needs of the community,” said Dr. Frank Mills, acting director of the Eastern Caribbean Center. “The data are also used by private-sector individuals for decision making and employed by others to develop important indices of the status of children in the territory,” Dr. Mills said.

UVI requests the cooperation of the public when interviewers carrying UVI photo IDs visit households on all three islands. Unlike the census, this is a scientific sample survey and not every household will be interviewed.
More information is available in a news release on the Media Section of the UVI website – http://www.uvi.edu/

International Survivors of Suicide Loss Day to be celebrated on November 17 on AA Sheen Campus There will be a free screening of a film, “A Daughter’s Journey” an American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) produced a documentary that follows a daughter through her story of milestones, family, coping and positive growth after the loss of her father.

Come out and share your story of hope, connection, and resilience in the aftermath of suicide loss. Reaching out to others can change your life if you are a survivor of suicide loss. The Virgin Islands community is invited to attend an International Survivor of Suicide Loss Day event at 9:30 a.m. to Noon on Saturday, Nov. 17, in the North West Wing Room 102 (NWW) on the Albert A. Sheen Campus.

For more information, contact Patricia Towal at 692-4187 or email ptowal@uvi.edu.

UVI Brothers With a Cause Presents Dine with a Brother The University of the Virgin Islands’ Brothers With a Cause (BWC) Association is hosting its 1st annual Dine with a Brother on November 17, 2018, themed “A Night of Chivalry – The Fight Against Domestic Violence.” The event will be held from 7-11 p.m., in the UVI Cafeteria on the Albert A. Sheen Campus on St. Croix.

The dinner will focus on bringing awareness to domestic violence, in an effort to decrease acts of violence within the Virgin Islands. The event will feature two guest presenters, Clema Lewis, and Carnell Troutman, who will speak based on their experience with domestic violence from a female and male perspective, respectively. They will also highlight different actions we can take to help end domestic violence.

Entertainment will be provided by the legendary DJ Swain. Admission is $20 per person or $30 per couple. Tickets are available at the UVI Bookstore.
More information is available in a news release on the Media Section of the UVI website – http://www.uvi.edu/

UVI Board of Trustees Approves New Strategic Plan In the regular session of its quarterly meeting on Saturday, Oct. 27, in the Administration and Conference Center Building on the St. Thomas Campus, the Board of Trustees of the University of the Virgin Islands (UVI) approved a new five-year strategic plan for the University, titled “Greatness Through Innovation.”

The Board of Trustees unanimously approved the strategic plan. It has six focus areas: Innovation and Distinction; Leadership and Excellence in Academics, Research, and Public Service; Student Access, Recruitment, and Success; Measurement, Analysis, Knowledge Management and Results; Operational Efficiencies and Focus; and Valuing People, Relationships, and Culture.

UVI President David Hall described the process for developing this new Strategic Plan, including community input through town hall meetings and consultation with experts in creative planning and innovative thinking.

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