UVI Bulletin Board for September/ October

University of the Virgin Islands Law School

Miss UVI to Vie for National HBCU Title Miss UVI 2019-2020, Sherquan Henry, will compete in the 2019 National Black College Alumni (NBCA) Hall of Fame Queens pageant from Sept. 25 to Sept. 29, in Atlanta, Ga., at the Hyatt Regency Hotel. Henry will compete against college queens from Historically Black Colleges and University’s (HBCU) around the nation for the title of Miss NBCA Hall of Fame. This year marks the 34th year of the competition.
Henry, age 20, is from St. Thomas and attends UVI on the St. Thomas Campus. She is a junior majoring in business administration. Her career aspiration is to become a corporate lawyer.
She is vying for the crown on a platform entitled, “Discovering self-identity through cultural exploration.”
“I am truly honored to represent the astounding Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) that has taught me that student uniqueness is the root of a great culture and that my success can only be limited by me,” Henry said. “As a student at UVI, I have learnt that excellence is not limited to the size of your University, and I intend to demonstrate that.”
While Henry is excited about the show in general, the talent segment is one that she is anticipating most.
More information is available in a news release on the Media Section of the UVI website – http://www.uvi.edu/

VIUCEDD Presents American Sign Language Courses Oct. 7 Through Nov. 22 Have you ever wanted to learn sign language? The University of the Virgin Islands – Virgin Islands University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (VIUCEDD) will offer a Beginner’s Level 1 training in sign language.
On the St. Thomas campus, classes will be held from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Mondays and Wednesdays in Teacher Education Building, Room T114.
St. Croix classes will be held from 5:30-7 p.m., Wednesdays and Thursdays, at the VIUCEDD office, located at No. 1 Golden Grove across from the Spicy Grill.
Space is limited; please register by Oct. 4. The cost is $100.
To register or for more information, contact Shanika Thomas at 693-1406 on St. Thomas and Ashley Schrader at 692-4266 on the Albert A. Sheen Campus.

The Caribbean Writer Announces Volume 32 Prize Winners The Caribbean Writer – the University of the Virgin Islands annually published literary journal with a Caribbean focus — announced its annual prizewinners for Volume 32. This edition of the Caribbean Writer, which is entitled “Rough Tides, Tough Times: Reflections and Transitions,” is a tribute by Paget Henry in memory of Wilson Harris.
“We received over 300 submissions for this edition of The Caribbean Writer. The selections represent a wealth of talent from within the region and its diaspora,” said Alcess Lewis-Brown, editor of The Caribbean Writer. “As always, our work at The Caribbean Writer requires a dedicated focus because submissions are year-round, nonstop and just about 24/7 because of the fact that our Caribbean authors live and work all over the Caribbean region and its diaspora as far away as England, India, Japan and Canada. They are as close as Jamaica, St. Lucia and Grenada, of course, the Virgin Islands,” she said. “It’s like the sun never sets at The Caribbean Writer. Our editorial board members must be commended for their diligence in providing critical expertise.”
More information is available in a news release on the Media Section of the UVI website – http://www.uvi.edu/

Albert A. Sheen Bookstore to Be Closed Sept. 24-30 for Inventory Please make note that the Albert A. Sheen bookstore will be closed to all customers beginning on Tuesday, Sept. 24, through the end of the business day Monday, Sept. 30.
The last day for departmental requisition orders to be picked up is on Friday, Sept. 20.
The bookstore will reopen on Tuesday, Oct. 1 at its regular time.
For more information, contact Shanta Roberts at 692-4162 or email shanta.roberts@uvi.edu.