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Bulletin Board for April 11, 2012

'Kill the Rabbits' Continues Thursday, April 12, at UVI's Little Theatre

The Golden Jubilee production of Tiphanie Yanique's "Kill the Rabbits" enters its second weekend run at 8 p.m. on Thursday, April 12, at the UVI Little Theatre on the St. Thomas campus. Additional performances are scheduled for April 13-15.

The play was adapted and is directed by David Edgecombe. It is based on Yanique's short story collection entitled "How to Escape From a Leper Colony." The short story "Kill the Rabbits" and the play get their title from the song "Legal" popularized by Nick Friday and The Jam Band. It was at the heart of a 1987 Carnival controversy that local writers and scholars are yet to fully examine. The play features an exploration of how cultural/historic events can lead to the kind of creative expression seen in the short story and play.

UVI's Little Theatre, which has about 100 seats and was recently renovated, is located in the second floor of the Classroom Administration (CA) Building. Tickets - $20 for the general public and $10 for students - are available from the Humanities Office of UVI's College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences and the UVI Bookstore on St. Thomas. For details contact Edgecombe at (340) 693-1355 or send email to dedgeco@uvi.edu.

Margaret Mead Traveling Film Festival Slated April 13-15 at UVI

The sixth annual American Museum of Natural History Margaret Mead Traveling Film Festival visits the University of the Virgin Islands on April 13, 14 and 15. Viewings are scheduled on both St. Thomas and St. Croix from 7 to 10 p.m. each day.

This year's seven films are "some of the very finest independent cultural documentaries in the United States," according to local organizer Alex Randall, a UVI professor of communication. Dr. Randall said the films are for individuals who love to learn about other people in other places in the world. "These films are real eye openers, world class cinematography and subjects that stretch the imagination and bring a slice of the outside world to our community." The festival's UVI visit is presented by the Communication Program in UVI's College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences.

The public is invited. Admission is free, but seating is limited. The films will be shown in the Chase Auditorium (Business 110) on the St. Thomas campus, and in Evans Center (EVC 401) on the Albert A. Sheen Campus on St. Croix. More information and previews of the films are featured in a news release

on the UVI homepage - http://www.uvi.edu - and from this direct link.

UVI Research Day to Feature UVI Faculty, Staff and Student Research on April 14

The University of the Virgin Islands will conduct its first annual UVI Research Day on Saturday, April 14, 2012. The event will take place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Sports and Fitness Center on UVI's St. Thomas campus and from 9 a.m. until noon in the Great Hall on the Albert A. Sheen Campus on St. Croix. It will showcase research conducted by UVI faculty, staff and students. It will feature displays and scheduled round table sessions designed to engage the public in discussions about UVI research.

UVI areas that will display their research include the Eastern Caribbean Center, the Center for Marine and Environmental Studies (CMES), Agricultural Experiment Station (AES), Virgin Islands Marine Advisory Service (VIMAS), Caribbean Exploratory Research Center (CERC), the College of Science and Mathematics, the School of Education, and the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences. For more information contact Dr. Frank Mills by email at fmills@uvi.edu or call (340) 693-1027. A news release is available from the UVI homepage - http://www.uvi.edu - or from this direct link.

AKA Schedules Miss Pearl Pageant Saturday, April 14

The Miss Pearl 2012-2013 pageant, sponsored by the Rho Omicron Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority on UVI's St. Thomas campus, will be held at 7 p.m. on Saturday, April 14, in UVI's Administration and Conference Center. The contestants are Rhanda Aaron, Chelsea Herman, Kinia Blyden and Ce'Amba Amory. The reigning queen is Robyn Moorhead. Tickets are available from sorority members, the contestants and at the UVI Bookstore. Admission is $10 with UVI ID and $15 for non-students.

Ivory Carter Wins Miss UVI Crown for 2012-2013

Congratulations to Ivory Carter who was crowned Miss UVI 2012-2013 during the Miss UVI Ambassadorial Competition held Saturday, March 31, at the Reichhold Center for the Arts. Carter is a 21-year-old junior on the St. Croix campus with a major in Criminal Justice. She also won the evening's Miss Intellect, Miss Congeniality and Best Ambassadorial Presentation segments. Raynyse Nesbitt was first runner-up. She also won the Miss Photogenic, Miss Popularity and Best Performing Talent segments. Latoya Rouse won the Best Evening Wear segment and Najuma Dunn and Nesbitt tied in the Best Business Wear segment.

A photo of the newly crowned Miss UVI and seven previous Miss UVI winners is featured in a news release on the UVI homepage - http://www.uvi.edu - and from this direct link.

48th Academic Awards Program Scheduled for STX on April 15; STT on April 22

The University of the Virgin Islands will conduct the 48th Academic Awards program on St. Croix, on April 15, and on St. Thomas on April 22.

These programs recognize the students who are among the best in business, education, liberal arts, social sciences, nursing, science and mathematics. Scholarships are awarded and honor society students are recognized for outstanding achievement. The UVI community and the general public are encouraged to attend and support the students as UVI continues its celebration of the 50th Golden Jubilee.

The St. Croix program will take place at 4 p.m., on Sunday, April 15, in the Great Hall. On St. Thomas, the activity will be held at 3 p.m. on Sunday, April 22, at the UVI Sports and Fitness Center.

For details, contact Dr. Emily Carter on St. Thomas at (340) 693-1342. On St. Croix, contact Dr. Kenny Hendrickson at (340) 692-4124.

5th Annual Autism Conference Slated for April 18 and 20

The University of the Virgin Islands-Virgin Islands University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (VIUCEDD) will host the 5th Annual Autism Conference, with sessions on St. Thomas and St. Croix. The conference's keynote presentation, titled "Autism Spectrum Disorder: Current Approaches to Supports and Interventions," will be presented Dr. Patricia Towel of the Westchester Institute for Human Development. Additional sessions are titled Understanding Behavior and How to Address the Challenges of Autism Spectrum Disorders in the School Setting; and Assistive Technology Supports and Solutions for Learners with Autism Spectrum disorders.

The conference will be held on Wednesday, April 18, in the Administrative and Conference Center on UVI's St. Thomas campus and on April 20, 2012 at the University of the Virgin Islands Great Hall on St. Croix from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Meals will be provided.

Advanced registration is required. To register on-line, go to www.viucedd.org. Registration is also available by calling Jerae Forde at (340) 776-9200 extension 2334 on St. Thomas or Sandra Pierre-Louis at (340) 692-4267 on St. Croix.

CSAP Announces April 'Gatherings' Schedule for St. Croix, St. Thomas

UVI's Center for the Study of Spirituality and Professionalism (CSAP) invites members of the University community to participate in its April "Gatherings" session. Gatherings are a series of monthly informal conversations centered on themes which reflect the work of the Center.

The first activity will be held from noon to 1 p.m. on Wednesday, April 18, on the grounds of the Great House on the Albert A. Sheen Campus on St. Croix. Psychologist Dr. Migdalia Brathwaite will lead a conversation centered on the theme of "The Wealth of our Personal Resources." Dr. Brathwaite, a counseling psychologist known for using creative methods to effect lifestyle changes, will encourage participants to take stock, to identify and value the resources they command, particularly as we confront a challenging economy. This conversation will provide an opportunity for participants to think about personal resources, with money being only one component of the package.

The discussion series continues from noon to 1 p.m. on Thursday, April 19, on the St. Thomas campus where Business Professor Eustace Esdaille will lead a similar conversation on the patio of the Administration and Conference Center. Dr. Esdaille will draw on his accounting, instructional and writing experiences and those as executive director of the University's new Center for Student Success, where identifying, developing and maximizing personal resources are all relevant themes.

A light lunch will be provided for participants at both events. Interested students, faculty and staff who wish to attend and participate in these activities are asked to RSVP to by contacting Tregenza A. Roach, Esq., at (340) 693-1240 or by email at troach@uvi.edu, by April 17, 2012.

Scholarships Available for Advanced Degrees, Cultural Projects

The Board of Directors of the Virgin Islands Academic & Cultural Awards Endowment (VIACAE) Scholarship is accepting applications through May 4, 2012 for its scholarship program. Virgin Islands residents pursuing Advanced Degrees (J.D., M.D., or other doctorate degrees) or Cultural Projects are encouraged to apply for the Virgin Islands Academic & Cultural Awards Endowment Scholarship.

Created by the Virgin Islands Legislature in 1970, this program provides financial support to eligible V.I. residents to advance their academic and professional studies, and also to eligible V.I. residents engaged in cultural projects that will benefit the people of the Virgin Islands. Recipients may receive up to $10,000 per year. This is a V.I. territorial scholarship program that is administered by the University of the Virgin Islands.

Applications are available at the Provost's Office on both UVI campuses. Electronic applications and additional information are available from the Financial Aid section of the UVI website - www.uvi.edu - and from these links:

For more information and eligibility requirements contact Mavis Gilchrist, Program Manager at 693-1200.

Can You Identify This Week's Golden Jubilee Blog Contributor?

... Laurent Javois

"We Are UVI" is the University's Golden Jubilee blog featuring individuals sharing their CVI/UVI stories from the past 50 years. This submission was added on Sunday, April 8. It joins stories from Sinclair Wilkinson ('72), Rafe Boulon, Jr. ('76), Carmie Thompson ('10), Frank Mills ('67), James Rakocy, Arah Lockhart ('78), Utha Williams ('82), former UVI President LaVerne Ragster, Marthious Clavier ('02,'08), John Lucas, Maxine Nunez, Rosary Harper, Yegin Habtes and Gloria Callwood.

New submissions are added each week. Visit "We Are UVI" at http://weareuvi.blogspot.com/

UVI-CES to Conduct Weight Management Workshop on April 20

The University of the Virgin Islands' 4-H/Family and Consumer Sciences Program of the Cooperative Extension Service (CES) will conduct a free Weight Management Workshop from 10 a.m. to noon on Friday, April 20. The workshop is slated in Room 133 of the Research and Extension Center on UVI's Albert A. Sheen Campus on St. Croix. The presenter will be Dr. Caryl Johnson, program supervisor for the 4-H/Family and Consumer Sciences Program.

For more information or to register, contact Jo-Ann Josiah at (340) 692-4083 or Evannie Jeremiah at (340) 692-4094.

Other Current Items...

UVI Employee Service Awards Set April 10 on St. Croix, April 12 on St. Thomas

UVI's 38th Annual Employee Service Awards ceremonies are scheduled for Tuesday, April 10, at the Great Hall on the Albert A. Sheen Campus on St. Croix and Thursday, April 12, at the Sports and Fitness Center on the St. Thomas campus.

The 2012 theme, in this Golden Jubilee year, is "Honoring Our Past - Creating Our Future." The ceremonies will begin at 12:30 p.m. on both campuses and will include a buffet style lunch. A list of award recipients and additional information was shared with employees via email by the Human Resources Office. The deadline for submitting nominations for Employee of the Year 2012 is Wednesday, March 28. The deadline for submitting Service Awards Testimonials is Friday, March 30.

Income Tax Workshops for Farmers Slated April 11, on St. Thomas, April 12 on St. Croix

UVI's Cooperative Extension Service will sponsor Income Tax Workshops for farmers on St. Thomas, on April 11, and St. Croix, on April 12.

The St. Croix workshop is set for 6 to 8 p.m. at the V.I. Small Business Development Center Training Center at Nisky Center. On St. Croix the workshop will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. in the UVI Research and Extension Center, Room 133, on the Albert A. Sheen Campus. The workshops will cover Schedule F - Profit or Loss from Farming, Form 24VI-Information to support claim for subsidy of 90 percent of income from taxes paid under the Farmers, Fishermen and Consumers Act, Taxes Gross Receipt, and Self-employment Taxes.

To register or for details, contact the Cooperative Extension Service at (340) 693-1083 on St. Thomas or the V.I. Department of Agriculture at (340) 774-5182, We Grow Food Inc., or the St. Thomas/St. John Livestock Association. On St. Croix, call (340) 692-4054 or 692-4071, the V.I. Department of Agriculture at (340) 778-0997/0998 ext. 238, or the V.I. Farmers Cooperative.

The workshops are sponsored by Cooperative Extension Service, the V.I. Department of Agriculture, UVI's Agricultural Experiment Station and the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Beginning Farmers and Ranchers Development Program.

UVI Observing National Library Week Through April 13

UVI's Information and Technology Services office will mark National Library Week - April 9 to 13 - with a full week of activities and events to celebrate the contributions of libraries to literacy and life-long learning. The week's theme is, "You Belong at Your Library." For details visit http://library.uvi.edu.

Ongoing activities include a display of UVI faculty publications, an Amnesty Week - with fines waived on overdue books - and a library quality assessment effort. Other events include:

  • Tuesday, April 10: Library Workers Appreciation Day - STT/STX; Literary Readings by members of the Student Government Association from Noon to 2 p.m. - STT.
  • Wednesday, April 11: A Human Library Activity from 1 to 6 p.m. - STT/STX; a Drama Club Presentation from noon to 1 p.m. - STX.
  • Thursday, April 12: Literary Readings by the Student Government Association from noon to 2 p.m. - STT.
  • Friday, April 14, is Wear Library Gear Day - STT/STX.

SGA Sets Spring Olympics 2012 for April 13-15 on St. Croix

The St. Croix campus Student Government Association (SGA) will conduct Olympic-style games for students on April 13-15. Sports to be included are basketball, softball, swimming, obstacle course, tennis, table tennis, billiards, volleyball, bicycling, dominoes, dance and flag football. For details, contact Rita Green at rita.l.green@gmail.com.

4-H Seeks UVI Support in King and Queen of the Band Competition

UVI's Cooperative Extension Services 4-H Youth Program will participate in the Virgin Islands Carnival 2012. Jonori Benjamin and Raynel Maymard, two members of the 4-H Youth Program, will compete in the King and Queen of the Band Competition for the titles of Junior King and Queen of the Band. The event is free and will be held at 7 p.m. on April 18, in Lionel Roberts Stadium. Members of the UVI family are invited to attend the competition in support of the 4-H contenders.

Additionally, the 4-H Youth Program will participate in the Children's Parade on April 27. This year's participation marks the program's 21st Children's Parade entry. All costumes for this year's Carnival 2012 participation were designed by Lisa Durity Mollineau of Trinidad.

The 4-H program aims to help develop knowledge, life skills, cultural awareness and positive attitudes of children in the Virgin Islands. For details call the Cooperative Extension Service at 693-1080.

Collegiate Learning Assessment Program Offered for Graduating Seniors

UVI seniors who will graduate in May or December are invited to participate in the Collegiate Learning Assessment (CLA) program. Participants must have attended UVI for all their undergraduate work and taken either the SAT or ACT tests to qualify. The CLA is being administered at UVI from April 2, through April 14. It measures reasoning and problem solving. Student participants have the opportunity to receive cash awards from $100 to $300.

To register, contact Professor Linda Wymer on St. Thomas at (340) 693-1346 or send email to lwymer@uvi.edu, Professor Jewel Brathwaite on St. Croix at (340) 692-4123 or send email to jbrathw@uvi.edu. Dr. Lonnie Hudspeth is the director for the Collegiate Learning Assessment project.

Intramural Sports - Table Tennis and Water Sports - Available to Students, Staff, Faculty

UVI's St. Thomas Intramural Program is offering several opportunities for UVI students, staff and faculty to get active and have fun. All activities are free of charge. Events and times:

  • Table Tennis League - Both Male and Female Divisions are conducted. The Table Tennis League will take place on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 7 to 10 p.m. in the mezzinine of in the Sports and Fitness Center arena. Play dates are April 10, 12, 17, 19, 24 and 26.
  • Splash Fridays. This is a chance to paddle a kayak, experience snorkeling or try the new sport of Stand Up Paddle Boarding - (SUP). Equipment and lessons will be provided on April 13, 20 and 27, at the MacLean Marine Science Center dock from approximately 3 p.m. until dark.

For details, contact Erik Heikkila at (340) 693-1213 or send email to eheikki@uvi.edu.

Human Resources Office Posts New Hires/Separations List for March 2012

The UVI Human Resources Department has released the University's New Hires, Promotions and Separations report for March 1-31, 2012. The list is available to the UVI community via the HR Document Library on the HR/Benefits page of UVI's myCampus web portal - http://mycampus.uvi.edu - and from this direct link.

Prospective 2012 UVI Graduates Required to Complete Exit Interview

All prospective graduates of UVI's Class of 2012 are asked to visit the Office of Institutional Advancement and complete a UVI Exit Interview. The interview is mandatory and focuses on the UVI experience.

The Institutional Advancement office is located at Faculty West #7 Building on the St. Thomas campus and in Research and Extension Center Room 107, on the Albert A. Sheen Campus on St. Croix. For details, contact the office at (340) 693-1040 on St. Thomas or (340) 692-4023 on St. Croix.

UVI 2012 Carnival Troupe Forming; UVI Community to Join the Fun

Members of the UVI community as well as the general public are invited to participate in the University's 2012 Carnival troupe. The troupe will march in the Carnival's Adults Parade on April 28. This year UVI highlights and promotes the success of the University by celebrating its Golden Jubilee. The troupe's theme is "Honoring Our Past for the World to See, Celebrating UVI's Golden Jubilee."

Information about registration cost, a printable registration form, the troupe's three sections and photos of the costumes are available from the Student Life section of the UVI website - http://www.uvi.edu - and from this direct link. Click here to view a UVI Carnival Costume Slide Show. For more information, call (340) 693-1111 or 693-1120.

UVI Libraries schedule Saturday Hours in Advance of Final Exams

UVI's libraries on both campuses will be open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on the following Saturdays - March 31, April 14 and April 21 - to provide students with additional support for final exam preparation.

Direct any questions to the HelpDesk at helpdesk@uvi.edu or call ext. 1466 with your inquire.

UVI Offers On-Line Mental Health Screening on St. Croix

UVI launched an On-Line Mental Health Screening service on the Albert A. Sheen Campus on St. Croix on April 2. The service offers online screenings from the Counseling Office section of the UVI website - http://www.uvi.edu. This powerful new tool is designed to help students according to Counseling and Career Services Supervisor Patricia Towal. For more information call (340) 693-4187 or send email to ptowal@uvi.edu.

UVI Catalog Committee Seeks All Suggested Changes for 2012-2013 Catalog

The UVI Catalog Committee is reviewing the 2011-2012 UVI Catalog and seeks information on any changes that are needed for the 2012-2013 Catalog. Changes should be forwarded to the committee representative from each college or school and copy the individual deans. Dean or department heads should forward all changes to the Catalog Committee Chair Dr. Rita Howard via email at rhoward@uvi.edu.

UVI VOICE Posts New Articles to Online Version

The UVI VOICE student newspaper has posted several new articles to the paper's online version. The stories are "products of our Journalism classes," according to Journalism advisor Dr. Gillian Royes. Featured stories are from November, 2011, through March 2012. The online paper is available from this link: http://www.uvivoiceonline.com/uvivoiceonline.com/News/News.html.

Internship Available for UVI Student at University of Guam

UVI's Agricultural Experiment Station has announced that it has funds from a Resident Instruction in the Insular Areas grant to send a student to the University of Guam for a three- to four-week internship in June 2012. The student should be interested in pursuing a career in agriculture, food sciences, environment and natural resources, or biology related sciences, but this is not required. All classes and materials will be offered in English.

UVI students who have participated in this opportunity in the past are Akima George (internship at the University of Puerto Rico) and Luca LaPlace (internship at the University of Guam) and they both reported back that it was a good experience.

The course will run from June 4 through June 28. Interested students must be nominated by a faculty member and the student should send a letter of interest and explain how this opportunity would benefit their academic career to Dr. Bob Godfrey (Director AES, Professor - Animal Science,) rgodfre@uvi.edu by April 11, 2011. For more information visit this link: UOG Internship 2012.

NEH Awards Available for Faculty at Historically Black Colleges and Universities

The National Endowment for the Humanities, a federal agency in Washington, D.C., administers a fellowships program that provides financial support for faculty at Historically Black Colleges and Universities who wish to pursue scholarly research projects in the humanities. The 2012 application deadline is April 17, for projects beginning in 2013 and 2014.

Projects should involve advanced research that is of value to scholars, general audiences, or students in the humanities. The awards support the equivalent of six to twelve months of full-time work and carry a stipend of $4,200 per month. Recipients usually produce articles, monographs, books, digital materials, archaeological site reports, translations, editions or other scholarly tools. Proposals for research leading to the improvement of an existing undergraduate course are also eligible.

For a detailed program description, application guidelines, and contact information, please see the NEH website at http://www.neh.gov/grants/guidelines/AF_HBCU.html.

Information on UVI Summer Programs Sought for UVI Website

UVI summer program coordinators are asked to provide information on their upcoming programs for posting to a new section of the UVI website. UVI Webmaster Moneca Pinkett is preparing the new Summer Programs section and wants to ensure that all UVI summer outreach, enrichment, college prep, academies, bridge and camp programs are accurately represented. Please send details of all summer programs - including program title/name, description, contact information, eligibility criteria, application deadline, start date and end date - via email to mpinket@uvi.edu by April 10, 2012. Participating coordinators will be asked to share ideas, and to preview the new design and provide feedback.

Registration and Testing Notes...

Spring 2012 Computer Literacy Exam Dates

Registration for the upcoming Computer Literacy Exam (CLE) sessions at UVI is now available. Students must register for the CLE via BanWeb. The examination is online, and will be administered via Blackboard. Exam dates and more are available from the Registrar's section of the UVI website - http://www.uvi.edu - and from this direct link.

CLEP Test Dates for St. Thomas, St. Croix

College Level Examination Program (CLEP) test dates for the spring 2012 semester have been finalized on UVI's campuses on St. Thomas and St. Croix. Remaining CLEP tests are scheduled as follows: St. Thomas - April 11 and April 17; St. Croix - March 29 and April 12. Exam times, locations and other details are available from the Registrar's section of the UVI website - http://www.uvi.edu - and from this direct link.

Online Registration for UVI's 2012 Fall Semester

Online registration for UVI's 2012 Fall Semester is continuing. The Fall Semester will begin on Aug. 20. More information is available from the Registrar's section of the UVI website - http://www.uvi.edu - with updated web registration instructions available from this direct link.

Online Registration for UVI's 2012 Summer Sessions Now Available

Online registration is now available for UVI's 2012 Summers Sessions I and II.

Summer I Classes are scheduled from Monday, May 14 through Monday, June 18. In-person registration will be available on May 10-11, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Summer II Classes are scheduled from Thursday, June 21 - Friday, July 27. In-person registration will be available on June 19-20, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

More information is available from the Registrar's section of the UVI website - http://www.uvi.edu - and from this direct link. Or, you can contact the Registrar or Associate Registrar (Albert A. Sheen Campus) at registrar@uvi.edu.

SBDC Notes...

Entrepreneurship/Business Development Summit Slated April 17-18 on St. Croix

An Entrepreneurship/Business Development Summit, designed for individuals interested in starting businesses, is scheduled for 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on April 17 and 18. It will take place in the Great Hall on UVI's Albert A. Sheen Campus on St. Croix. The summit will be hosted by the V.I. Department of Education in coordination with several community partners, including the V.I. Small Business Development Center and the University of the Virgin Islands, the UVI Research and Development Park, UVI's 13D Student Entrepreneurship Competition and others.

The summit is designed to serve as a "one stop" opportunity for community members to learn methods, requirements and resources for starting or expanding a business in the territory. It is free and open to the public, with students and entrepreneurs encouraged to attend. For more information, contact Mandi Roberts, assistant director of the Virgin Islands Department of Education's State Office of Career, Technical and Adult Education, at (340) 772-3153.

Golden Jubilee Items...

Golden Jubilee Calendar Available Online


Information and a calendar of other upcoming Golden Jubilee events are available from the Golden Jubilee button on the UVI homepage - http://www.uvi.edu - and from this direct link.

UVI Looking for Historic UVI Photos for Golden Jubilee Publication

UVI is seeking historic photos from alumni, faculty, students and the general public for a book that will celebrate the University's 50th Golden Jubilee. Examples would be photos from sporting events, class activities, dormitories and queen contests. Early photos from the 1960s through 1980s are especially needed. Clearly labeled originals should be brought to the UVI Public Relations Office, Room 229 of the Administration and Conference Center, on the St. Thomas campus, and to The Caribbean Writer office, on the St. Croix campus. They may also be mailed to UVI Public Relations, #2 John Brewers Bay, St. Thomas, V.I., 00802.

All photos will be returned. Please attach labels to the back of photos with contact, as well as complete descriptive, information. High resolution scans (full size at 300 dpi) are especially welcome and should be sent to uvijubilee@gmail.com. Photo credit and special thanks will be included in the book. For more information, contact the UVI Public Relations Office at (340) 693-1057.

Submissions for UVI Golden Jubilee Time Capsules Sought

Submissions of ideas for commemorative items to be placed in UVI Golden Jubilee time capsules on both campuses are sought by the Time Capsule Subcommittee of UVI's Golden Jubilee Committee.

Contributions will be accepted from UVI students, alumni, departments and staff members through Oct. 31. Please submit items to be considered for inclusion in the time capsule. Indicate the contributor's name, department and campus, and include contact information. Items can be mailed or dropped off as follows:

  • Albert A. Sheen Campus - St. Croix: Raquel Silver / rsantia@uvi.edu / ext 4061 / Research and Extension Center Room 106
  • St. Thomas campus: Dr. Angela Dikou / adikou@uvi.edu / ext 1284 / Quarters B Room 202

The time capsule will be capped in December 2012. Members of the subcommittee are Raquel Silver, Dr. Gene Lacy Butcher III and Dr. Angela Dikou (faculty), Sharon Pickering (student), Maria Friday, Shelly Ansyln-Jones and Lorna J. Williams-Sutton (staff/alumni).