UVI Bulletin Board for November II

University of the Virgin Islands — St. Croix Campus

UVI President David Hall to Host Dean’s List Receptions on Nov. 3 and 17 UVI President David Hall will host the annual Dean’s List Reception and Awards Ceremony. The event recognizes the university’s high achieving undergraduate (full time) students who have earned the distinction of being named to the Dean’s List. This year students will be recognized for the Fall/Spring 2018 and Spring 2019 semesters.
The Dean’s List Reception will take place on Albert A. Sheen Campus, St. Croix on Sunday, Nov. 17, at the Great Hall
The event will begin with a one-hour reception at 2 p.m. with music and refreshments. The awards ceremony will immediately follow at 3 p.m.
The entire university community is invited to come out and be a part of this special occasion celebrating excellence in academics with UVI’s high achieving students.
If there are any questions, contact the Office of the President at 693-1000.

UVI Board of Trustees Approves Fiscal Year 2020 Budget & Fundraising Goals In the regular session of its quarterly meeting on Saturday, Nov. 2, in the Great Hall on the Albert A. Sheen Campus on St. Croix, the University of the Virgin Islands Board of Trustees (Board) approved the Fiscal Year 2020 Budget of $47.1 million. The Board also set the Fiscal Year 2020 fundraising goal at $3 million and the Alumni Giving rate at 20 percent.
UVI Board of Trustees Chairman Henry Smock welcomed three new members of the board of trustees; trustee Nisha Clavier will serve as the alumni representative; trustee Dr. Adam Parr will serve as the Faculty Representative and Trustee Raven Phillips will serve as the Student Representative.
UVI President David Hall updated the Board on the university’s initiatives and achievements during the President’s Report.
Twenty-one UVI students participated in research this summer at institutions or companies across the nation, Dr. Hall said, explaining that through programs like these students can go away and stay at home. “It is an outstanding opportunity for our students especially those in science and math to get their foundation here – use their summers working in labs doing research with cutting-edge faculty members in some very outstanding environments.” Some of the places students traveled to conduct research included, Yale University, Boston University School of Medicine, the University of Tennessee, University of Minnesota, the Center for Aquatic Chemistry and Environment, Texas A &M University and Norfolk State University.
More information is available in a news release on the Media Section of the UVI website – http://www.uvi.edu/

UVI Closed for Veterans Day on November 11 The University of the Virgin Islands will be closed on Monday, Nov. 11, in commemoration of the Veterans Day holiday.
Administrative offices and classes will resume at its regular scheduled time on Tuesday, Nov. 12.

UVI Student Government Association Installs Newly Elected Officers The University of the Virgin Islands’ Student Government Association (SGA) Installed newly elected officers this fall at a ceremony held in the Administration and Conference Building on the St. Thomas Campus. This governing body will serve on the St. Thomas Campus for the 2019-2020 academic year.
SGA Executive Board Members are:
· Board of Trustees- Raven Phillips
· President- Christopher McDonald
· Vice-President- Torhera Durand
· Treasurer- Ozziesha Liburd
· Appointed Secretary- Joevarny Herbert
· Appointed Public Relations- Michael Garcia
SGA Legislative Board Members are:
· Freshman Senators- Fritzlanda André, Krista Jasman and Khaysaun Vanterpool
· Sophomore Senators- Keturah Harrigan and Sumaiyah Richardson
· Junior Senators- Khaleila Krall and Mary-Alice Prosper
· Senior Senators- Ms. Jamilla Connor and Ms. Sherkquan Henry
“You are stepping into a very powerful tradition because there have been those who have gone before you who have done great things to make this institution better,” said UVI President David Hall, who offered congratulations and his take on leadership. “I always argue that UVI is what it is today because of the leadership and the advocacy of student leaders on both of our campuses. So, we are asking you to carry on that particular tradition.”
More information is available in a news release on the Media Section of the UVI website – http://www.uvi.edu/

UVI Hackathon 2019 Winners Present Solutions to Power The University of the Virgin Islands announces the winners of the 6th annual Hackathon, which was held on both the St. Thomas and Albert A. Sheen Campuses on Oct. 18 and 19, and Oct. 25 and 26, respectively.
The marathon app concept development competition was keenly contested by 12 students, four on the St. Thomas Campus and eight on the Albert A. Sheen Campus. Addressing the themed hack – “Power,” the five student-teams identified and created solution concepts to fix frustrations related to power in the Virgin Islands community.
Consistent with the tradition, on the final day, the students presented their app concepts before a panel of judges who determined the Best Hack, Most Creative Hack and Most Impactful Hack.
The Best Hack on the Albert A. Sheen Campus was designed by a four-person team including Kedisha Charles, Javier Galiber, Renell Agard and Kelvina Salters. The team dubbed “Power Bucs,” through their app: “UPower,” devised a way to monitor the amount of electricity one consumes. In addition to self-monitoring, it allows one to remotely turn-off the power to home appliances or set them on a timer.
Salters stated that her team was inspired to solve a problem that “came close to home” for the average Virgin Islander, as it relates to power. “After brainstorming, we agreed that the inconsistencies of power supply and the inflated costs needed a solution-based approach,” she said. “In light of this, our brainchild UPower was born. The app provides a user-friendly roadmap on how the average consumer can monitor and control power usage per kilowatts and affords them the privilege of negotiating discrepancies associated with their bills.”
More information is available in a news release on the Media Section of the UVI website – http://www.uvi.edu/

CLASS Presents a Pre-Holiday Concert on November 23 at Prior Jollek Hall The College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences (CLASS) Music Program invites UVI faculty, staff, students and friends to come out and join them for a performance presentation at a pre-holiday concert on Saturday, Nov. 23, at the Prior Jollek Hall, at Antilles School.
There will also be pre-concert entertainment featuring music student ensembles, as well as an art presentation by UVI art students starting at 6 p.m.
Food and drinks will be available by Hot on the Spot Food Truck along with local ice cream by Armstrong Ice Cream. The menu includes chicken, fish, shrimp and soup.
Tickets will go on sale on Nov. 3 at the UVI Bookstore and Frenchtown Deli.