UVI Bulletin Board for September

University of the Virgin Islands – St. Croix Campus

Coastweeks Cleanup 2019: Take the Pledge and Volunteer to Make a Difference The Virgin Islands Marine Advisory Service (VIMAS) will hold its Coastweeks Cleanup from Sept. 21 through November. The first cleanup is set for 9 a.m. to 12 noon, Sept. 21, at Brewers Bay.
Virgin Islands beaches are an important economic and recreational natural resource, yet, they are often littered with trash that can enter the ocean and harm marine life. Volunteer during Coastweeks to help keep the beaches clean and the ocean thriving. Take action one-step further and join the #cleanseas movement.
Pledge personal actions to reduce the usage of single-use plastic products at https://www.cleanseas.org/pledge
For more information, contact Howard Forbes Jr. at 693-1672 or by email: howard.forbes@live.uvi.edu, or visit the website at www.vimas.uvi.edu.

Grant Writing and Management Workshop to be held on Sept. 9 and 10 The University of the Virgin Islands Community Engagement and Lifelong Learning (UVICELL) will host a Grant Writing and Management Workshop from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 9, through Tuesday, Sept. 10, at the Small Business Development Center in the Nisky Center.
All attendees are required to have a laptop for the sessions.
Rashida Francis, grant writer expert, will facilitate the two-day workshop that offers relevant information on the following:
Types of Grant Opportunities
Making Your Organization Grant Ready
Components of a Strong Grant Application
The Grant Cycle (Pre and Post Award)
How to Research Grants
Building a Diversified Funding Portfolio
Strategic Planning
Program Evaluation and Reporting
Compliance Monitoring
Sustainability Planning
The registration deadline is Aug. 31, and the cost is $399 per person.
Do not miss the opportunity to register for the workshops; a late fee will be applied for late registrants.
For additional information, contact Danica Thomas at 693-1471 or by email: dthomas@uvi.edu.

Bookstore Hours on the Albert A. Sheen Campus Extended The Albert A. Sheen Campus Bookstore announces back to school extended hours for fall 2019.
· Monday, Aug. 19 to Thursday, Aug. 23 from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
· Monday, Aug 26 to Thursday, Aug 29 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
· Friday, Aug. 23 and Aug. 30 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The Bookstore now has Keurig single-serve coffee and tea all day for customers’ convenience. For additional information, contact Shay Roberts at 692-4162 or e-mail shanta.roberts@uvi.edu

Nominations Being Sought for Awarding of Honorary UVI Degrees The University of the Virgin Islands has established a policy regarding the awarding of honorary doctoral degrees to individuals who have demonstrated outstanding accomplishments. Any member of the UVI administration, faculty, student body, staff or the Board of Trustees, may nominate a person to be the recipient of an honorary degree.
Nominations are currently being accepted in the Office of the President and should be submitted in writing via e-mail submission to: honorarydegrees@uvi.edu and must include:
1. A letter of nomination
2. Completed nomination form
3. Curriculum Vitae of the nominee
4. A document that clearly delineates distinguished achievements and the impact of those achievements, including supporting documents (i.e. scholarly documents, magazine articles, newspaper articles, citations for major prizes, etc.)
5. Other supporting documents as may be appropriate.

Please note: Supporting documentation is of critical importance.
A nomination form and the policy approved by the UVI Board of Trustees for awarding honorary doctoral degrees, including a full listing of the criteria, is available.
Nominations will be accepted by e-mail until 11:59 p.m. (AST) on Sept.6 and for those submitting by hand or by U.S. Postal Service, until the close of business on that day.
For more information email honorarydegrees@uvi.edu.