UVI Bulletin Board for October II

The RTPark building on UVI's St. Croix campus sustained heavy damage from Hurricane Maria. (File photo)
The RTPark building on UVI’s St. Croix campus sustained heavy damage from Hurricane Maria. (File photo)

Career Exploration Week to be Held Oct. 16 – 18 on the Albert A. Sheen Campus Join the Counseling and Career Services department for Career Exploration Week of events from Oct. 16 through 19, which will help students to explore future careers. There will be workshops on many topics, which includes, networking, leadership, time management and resume building as well as time in the computer lab for online career exploration.
Check for UVI Messaging portal for times and locations and come to prepare to Reach for Your Future!
For more information, contact Patricia Towal at 692-4187 by email: ptowal@uvi.edu or Anyha Lord-Jerris at 692-4180 email: alord@uvi.edu.

UVI’s Voices of Inspiration presents “A Musical Journey Through Time” on November 3 Join the UVI family for this compelling production through song by one of the Virgin Islands premier choirs. UVI’s Voices of Inspiration Choir will bring to the stage “A Musical Journey Through Time” at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 3, at the Island Center for the Performing Arts.
The group is composed of students, alumni and staff from the University of the Virgin Islands. The non-denominational choir sings a variety of music genres such as jazz, blues, negro spirituals, contemporary gospel, classical and the music of the Caribbean, including reggae and calypso.
The Voices of Inspiration isn’t your typical choir, their performances are enhanced with creative animation, visual graphics and dance.
The concert is free; however, donations will be accepted.
For more information about the Voices of Inspiration performance, contact Josephine Thomas-Lewis, UVI’s Voices of Inspiration director, at voistx@myuvi.net or at 690-5269.

VIMAS Introduces Advanced Aquatic Training to VI Youth The Virgin Islands Marine Advisory Service (VIMAS) newly introduced Scuba Diving Program began on Sept. 22 with seven participants who obtained their open water scuba certification.
The training program is an extension of the annual 4-week marine science-based summer program, the Youth Ocean Explorers Summer Program, held this past August.
“We are adamant about finding ways to continue education for the YOE students, post program. One such way is to engage students through scuba classes,” said YOE Project Director Howard Forbes Jr.
A second set of five students are expected to complete their open water certification by the end of October 2018 bringing the total to 12 Virgin Islands students who will have received their certifications through the YOE Summer Program.
To read the entire story, visit www.uvi.edu or see this direct link to www.uvitoday.blogspot.com

The Virgin Islands Marine Advisory Service (VIMAS) Launches Swimming Program on Nov. 3 The Virgin Islands Marine Advisory Service (VIMAS) will be launching a swimming program on Nov. 3. The program is open to the St. Thomas community and will be held on John Brewers Bay until Saturday, Dec. 8.
There is limited space.
This is an effort to help more of the local Virgin Islanders to develop a sense of appreciation for the ocean by learning to swim, snorkel and free dive.
Log on to: www.vimas.uvi.edu for registration details, or contact Howard Forbes Jr. at 693-1672 email: howard.forbes@live.uvi.edu

UVI-CELL Partners with Legal Services of the Virgin Islands to Present Estate Planning Workshop Hurricanes Irma and Maria taught Virgin Islanders important it is to have estate planning documents in order before a disaster strikes. To help the community in the preparation process, the UVI-CELL Center has partnered with Legal Services of the Virgin Islands Inc. to host a seminar on Estate Planning.
The “So You Want to Avoid Probate” seminar was held from 10 a.m. to noon, Saturday, Nov. 10 on St. Croix. The venue will be announced at a later date.
Participants will learn the basics of wills, trusts, the power of attorneys and guardianships, and how creating these legal documents now may help avoid probate in the future. The power of hurricanes and tsunamis will also be discussed during VITEMA’s All Hazards Preparedness presentation. There will be raffle prizes, and certificates will be provided.
Presenters will include attorney Ronald Belfon of Legal Services of the Virgin Islands Inc., attorney Archie Jennings of the Disabilities Rights Center and Irvin Mason from VITEMA.
To register for the workshop, call 693-1100 or visit http://cell.uvi.edu.

University of the Virgin Islands President David Hall Elected to Kansas State Athletics Hall of Fame The University of the Virgin Islands President David Hall has recently been elected to the Kansas State University Athletics Hall of Fame. Dr. Hall is one of nine distinguished alumni who will be inducted into the school’s Athletics Hall of Fame this weekend in Kansas. In addition to his various accomplishments, he was also a standout college basketball player finishing his career with 1,007 points and 827 rebounds.
The class is the 12th in the history of the K-State Athletics Hall of Fame, including the charter class of 1990, and was be honored during this weekend from September 27-29. Official induction ceremonies took place on Friday, September 28, before the inductees were recognized at halftime of the football game against Texas the following day. ”
A three-year letterman (1969-72) for coaches Cotton Fitzsimmons and Jack Hartman, Hall was part of two Big Eight Championships (1970, 1972) and he still ranks in several career categories, including third in rebounds (827), fourth in double-doubles (30) and double-digit rebounding games (36) and sixth in rebounding average (10.1 rpg.). President Hall is one of six K-State Wildcat 1,000-point scorers to shoot 50 percent or better from the field in his career, and one of the few players to average a double-double (12.3 ppg., 10.1 rpg.) for an entire career.
More information is available in a news release on the Media Section of the UVI website – http://www.uvi.edu/

VIUCEDD to Host its 14th Annual Voices That Count Policy Forum The Virgin Islands University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (VIUCEDD) will host the 14th annual Voices That Count (VTC) policy forum.
Voices That Count (VTC) was created by VIUCEDD whose mission is to promote accessibility, inclusion, and advocacy for Virgin Islanders with disabilities and their families. This forum uniquely brings together people with disabilities, people without disabilities, members from the legislative and executive branches of the Virgin Islands government and the community-at-large to include: advocates, caregivers, family members, private businesses and organizations to address the challenges and issues faced by Virgin Islanders with and without disabilities and those with special health care needs.
Discussions will be centered on improving the quality of life for people with disabilities in the Virgin Islands, which is one of VIUCEDD’s core focus.
This year’s forum will be held on Oct. 9 and 10 at the Administration and Conference Center (ACC) First-Floor Conference Room on the University’s St. Thomas Campus and Oct. 16 and 17 from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Great Hall on the Albert A. Sheen Campus on St. Croix.
For more information, contact Shamika Thomas at 693-1406 or e-mail: shamika.thomas@uvi.edu.

UVI’s Institute for Leadership & Organizational Effectiveness (ILOE) presents Management Consulting Certification Program The University’s Institute for Leadership and Organizational Effectiveness (UVI ILOE) and IMC USA presents the Management Consulting Certification Program (MCCP). MCCP offers individuals an opportunity to earn a professional certificate in the field of Management Consulting.
On St. Thomas:
Administration and Conference Center (ACC)
October 8 – 12
On St. Croix:
The Great Hall – Albert A. Sheen Campus
October 29 – November 2
For more information, contact Dannica Thomas at 693-1471 or email dthomas@uvi.edu.
VI Academic and Cultural Awards Endowment Scholarship/Loan Application Deadline The Virgin Islands Academic and Cultural Awards Endowment Scholarship/Loan application for Spring 2019 semester is available. This is an opportunity for eligible V.I. residents pursuing graduate studies and research or engaged in cultural projects to apply.
Application Deadline: October 30, 2018
Applications and further information on eligibility requirements are available from the Office of the Provost and from the following link: http://www.uvi.edu/administration/provost/initiatives/viacae.aspx
Awards are contingent on the availability of funds for the Fiscal Year 2018-2019.
For additional information, contact: VIACAE Program Office at 692-4285.

Institute for Leadership and Organizational Effectiveness (ILOE) presents the General Elections Political Forums The University’s Institute for Leadership and Organizational Effectiveness (ILOE) presents the General Elections Senatorial and Gubernatorial Forums during the week of October 15, 2018.
The Senatorial Forums are scheduled for Oct. 15 in Administration and Conference Center (ACC) Room 142 and in Great Hall on Oct. 17. The Gubernatorial Forums are slated for Oct. 16 in Administration and Conference Center (ACC), Room 142 and in the Great Hall on the Albert A. Sheen Campus on Oct. 18.
All forums will begin promptly at 6 p.m.
The UVI community and general public are encouraged to attend. Those who would like to ask questions must submit them in advance to iloe@uvi.edu.
For additional information, send an email to iloe@uvi.edu.