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UVI Saint Croix Campus

Media Invited to Cover a Major Gift Announcement for Development Phase of UVI Medical School

April 23, 2014 - At 11 a.m. on Friday, April 25, at Government House on St. Thomas, the University of the Virgin Islands will announce a major gift by Dr. Chirinjeev Kathuria, chairman of New Generation Power (NGP), for the development of a territory-wide medical school.Read More
 Jamila Martin, a UVI senior majoring in applied mathematics, gives a poster presentation on the UVI Saint Thomas Campus

UVI Student Wins First Place at National STEM Conference

April 22, 2014 - University of the Virgin Islands undergraduate students from the College of Science and Mathematics attended the Annual Emerging Researchers National (ERN) Conference in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) in February 2014 in Washington D. C.Read More
Caribbean Food Crop Society image

UVI CES to Host 50th Caribbean Food Crops Society Meeting

April 22, 2014 - Over 200 agriculturists, representing 22 countries will converge on St. Thomas, from July 6-11, at the Sugar Bay Resort and Spa for the Caribbean Food Crops Society’s (CFCS) 50th annual meeting to discuss production, marketing and policy issues affecting agriculture in the Caribbean.Read More
Photo of UVI 2014 Commencement Keynote Speaker Dr. Henry Louis Gates, Jr.

Dr. Henry Louis Gates, Jr. to Speak at UVI Commencement in May

April 21, 2014 - Harvard University Professor Dr. Henry Louis Gates, Jr., a noted literary historian, activist and filmmaker, will be the keynote speaker at the University of the Virgin Islands’ 2014 Commencement Ceremonies in May. Joining him as honorary doctorate recipients will be Hon. Ron de Lugo and Horace Clarke.Read More
University of the Virgin Islands St. Thomas Campus

UVI Board Approves the Development Phase of Medical School; Major Gift Announcement Planned for April 25

April 19, 2014 - The Board of Trustees of the University of the Virgin Islands, in a unanimous vote, authorized President David Hall to commence the development phase for a medical school in the territory. Read More
Jazz duo Tuck Andress and Patti Cathcart

Reichhold Presents an Intimate Night of Jazz with Tuck & Patti

April 16, 2014 - The Reichhold Center for the Arts presents Tuck and Patti in a live jazz performance that is sure to soothe the soul at 8 p.m. on Saturday, May 10. Read More
University of the Virgin Islands Albert A. Sheen Campus

Media Invited to Cover UVI’s Model U.N. Competition

April 16, 2014 - The media is invited to cover the sixth annual Model United Nations Conference at 10 a.m. on April 16, in the Great Hall of the University of the Virgin Islands’ Albert A. Sheen Campus on St. Croix.Read More
Miss UVI Elisa Thomas

Elisa Thomas Crowned Miss University of the Virgin Islands 2014-2015

April 14, 2014 - Elisa Thomas was crowned Miss University of the Virgin Islands 2014-2015 at the 34th Annual Miss UVI Ambassadorial Competition held on Saturday, April 12, at UVI’s Reichhold Center for the Arts on St. Thomas. Read More
UVI Saint Croix Campus

UVI’s Mock U.N. Competition to Debate Issues in Belize, Jamaica

April 10, 2014 - The public is invited to the sixth annual Model United Nations Conference at 10 a.m. on April 16, in the Great Hall of the University of the Virgin Islands’ Albert A. Sheen Campus on St. Croix.Read More
UVI Saint Croix Campus

UVI Board of Trustees to Hold Special Meeting on April 19

April 04, 2014 - A special meeting of the University of the Virgin Islands Board of Trustees will be held at 9 a.m. on Saturday, April 19, in the third-floor conference room of the Administration and Conference Center on the St. Thomas Campus and in the Provost Conference Room on the Albert A. Sheen Campus on St. Croix.Read More
Representatives of WUVI announce the opening of their new radio station.

UVI Communications Majors Make Big Splash in Territory, World

April 04, 2014 - The University of the Virgin Islands Communication Program is making a resounding impact in the region and beyond. Read More
Dean for the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences Dr. Simon B. Jones-Hendrickson

Dean Selected for UVI’s College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences

April 04, 2014 - University of the Virgin Islands professor of economics Dr. Simon B. Jones-Hendrickson has been appointed dean for the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences (CLASS). Read More
2014 Miss UVI Contestants

Miss UVI Ambassadorial Competition Set for April 12

April 02, 2014 - The University of the Virgin Islands Student Government Association invites everyone to the 34th Annual Miss UVI Ambassadorial Competition at 6:30 p.m., on Saturday, April 12, at UVI’s Reichhold Center for the Arts on St. Thomas. Read More
UVI 2013 Research Day on Saint Thomas

UVI Scientists, Students to Share Findings on Research Day

April 02, 2014 - The public is invited to the University of the Virgin Islands' third annual UVI Research Day scheduled from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Thursday, April 10, in the Sports and Fitness Center on UVI's St. Thomas campus and in the Great Hall on the Albert A. Sheen Campus on St. Croix. Read More
Charles S. Dutton, actor, director and inspirational speaker

Former ‘Roc’ Star to Speak at UVI’s Heath Lecture Series

March 28, 2014 - Charles S. Dutton, actor, director and inspirational speaker, will be the keynote speaker of the University of the Virgin Islands 2014 Alfred O. Heath Distinguished Lecture Series.Read More
Brianna Hairston received the People's Choice award for her 25th Anniversary Cupcakes at Afternoon on the Green 2014

UVI Announces 2014 Afternoon on the Green Winners

March 26, 2014 - The University of the Virgin Islands announced the winners of the 25th Annual Afternoon on the Green, which was presented by the VI Lottery, held on Sunday, March 9.Read More
UVI students take a walk on the beach.

Community Asked to Show ‘UVI Pride’ on March 28

March 21, 2014 - The University of the Virgin Islands will celebrate UVI Pride Day throughout the territory on Friday, March 28.Read More
Look back at Tektite 40th Anniversary

VIERS to Celebrate 45th Anniversary of Project Tektite I

March 21, 2014 - UVI’s Virgin Islands Environmental Resources Station (VIERS) will host a celebration of the 45th anniversary of Project Tektite I, which established an ambitious underwater habitat research project for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) in the spring of 1969 on St. John. The celebration is planned for 10 a.m. on Saturday, March 29.Read More
Photo from UVI Spring Symposium held in 2013

UVI Spring Student Research Symposium on St. Croix Set March 22

March 20, 2014 - Members of the UVI community and the general public are invited to the University’s 12th Annual Spring Student Research Symposium. A showcase of student research conducted with faculty locally and at other institutions, the symposium takes place from 1 to 3 p.m. at UVI’s Great Hall on the Albert A. Sheen Campus on St. Croix on Saturday, March 22, 2014.Read More
UVI's Voices of Inspiration Choir

UVI’s Voices of Inspiration Choir to Perform at Reichhold Center

March 19, 2014 - The Reichhold Center for the Arts will bring the Voices of Inspiration Choir to the stage in “A Musical Journey Through Time” at 7 p.m. on Saturday, April 19. Read More
Popular talk show host and philanthropist Tom Joyner

Tom Joyner to Visit UVI’s Radio Station WUVI

March 17, 2014 - Popular talk show host and philanthropist Tom Joyner is coming to St. Thomas on Wednesday, March 19, and he will visit the Virgin Islands radio station that carries his show – WUVI 1090 AM. Read More
Dr. Lorna Young-Wright to host music conference at UVI on St. Thomas

UVI Opens Three-Day Conference on Music and the Arts

March 15, 2014 - The University of the Virgin Islands kicks-off its first biennial Conference on Music and the Arts at the Administration and Conference Center on the St. Thomas Campus at 9:30 a.m. on Monday, March 17. Virgin Islands music educators and their students are urged to sample conference presentations.Read More
UVI Albert A. Sheen Campus on St. Croix

UVI Board of Trustees Approves FY ‘15 Budget Request, Reviews New KPIs

March 08, 2014 - In the regular session of its quarterly meeting on March 8, on the St. Thomas Campus, the University of the Virgin Islands Board of Trustees examined the University’s key performance indicators (KPIs), which were reported using a new format that links the KPIs to the institution’s Strategic Plan.Read More
UVI CELL offers continuing education to the VI community.

Free SAT Prep Course Offered for High School Students

March 04, 2014 - The UVICELL Center is inviting public high-school students to participate in a free SAT preparatory program. Classes begin March 15, 2014. Sessions will be held on both the St. Croix and St. Thomas campuses of UVI. Read More
Image of St. Thomas Campus entrance.

Media Invited to Cover Feb. 27 Grand Opening of Remodeled Social Sciences Building on St. Thomas

February 26, 2014 - The remodeled Social Sciences Department Building on UVI’s St. Thomas Campus now houses the department's entire faculty and staff. The ceremony runs from 10 a.m. to noon, on Thursday, Feb. 27. Read More
University of the Virgin Islands Albert A. Sheen Campus

UVI Board of Trustees to Meet on Saturday, March 8

February 26, 2014 - The University of the Virgin Islands Board of Trustees will meet at 9 a.m. on Saturday, March 8, in the first floor conference room of the Administration and Conference Center on the St. Thomas Campus.Read More
Brianna Hairston received the People's Choice award for her Tropical Cupcakes at Afternoon on the Green 2013.

UVI Celebrates the 25th Annual Afternoon on the Green

February 21, 2014 - The University of the Virgin Islands and the Virgin Islands Lottery invite the community to the 25th Anniversary of the Afternoon on the Green on Sunday, March 9, on the UVI's Herman E. Moore Golf Course on the St. Thomas campus. Read More
Dr. Tim Faley at HBCU Innovation Summit

UVI Among 15 HBCUs Tapped to Bolster Efforts on Innovation and Entrepreneurship at Universities

February 21, 2014 - The new, multi-year collaboration of institutions is designed to bolster innovation, commercialization and entrepreneurship efforts on their respective campuses.Read More
Dr. Shana Augustin, UVI graduate

UVI STEM Graduates Excel Beyond National Average

February 20, 2014 - The University of the Virgin Islands' Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) graduates are going on to seek doctoral degrees and achieving their goals at rates above the national average.Read More
UVI Student Government Association (SGA) President Kevin Dixon

UVI SGA President Named National HBCU All-Star

February 14, 2014 - University of the Virgin Islands Student Government Association (SGA) President Kevin Dixon was named a 2014 Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) All-Star in February. Read More
Open House graphic

UVI Invites Prospective Students to Open Houses on St. Croix, St. Thomas

February 13, 2014 - High school juniors and seniors – as well as all other prospective students – are invited to come and explore the ocean of opportunities available at the University of the Virgin Islands. UVI will open its doors with Open House sessions set for Wednesday, Feb. 26, on the Albert A. Sheen Campus on St. Croix, and on Friday, Feb. 28, on the St. Thomas Campus. Read More

UVI to Host First Biennial Conference on Music and the Arts, March 17-19

February 12, 2014 - Read More
Click Clack Moo: The Musical's performers

Cows on Strike! Reichhold Brings Click Clack Moo: The Musical

February 11, 2014 - On Saturday, March 1, the Reichhold Center for the Arts will present Click Clack Moo: The Musical, a vibrant production based on the award-winning children’s book, “Click Clack Moo: Cows That Type.” Read More

UVICELL to Offer Course in Basic Digital Photography

February 10, 2014 - Read More
graphic image of basketballs

Bucs to Face American University in Homecoming Game

February 06, 2014 - UVI fans get their first chance to see the Buccaneers men’s basketball squad in action at Friday’s 2014 UVI Homecoming game when American University travels to the Sports and Fitness Center for a 7 p.m. match-up on Friday, Feb. 7. The game coincides with the University’s first “UVI Pride Day.”Read More
Image of adult learners at UVICELL

UVICELL Launches Redesigned Website

February 05, 2014 - UVI’s Community Engagement and Lifelong Learning Center (UVICELL) has launched a redesigned website to enable its students, community partners and the business community to find what they’re looking for with greater ease. Read More
UVI’s Brothers with a Cause student organization

Media Invited to Cover UVI’s Man-Up Male Conference

January 31, 2014 - Members of the media are invited to photograph and cover the University of the Virgin Islands’ fourth annual Man-Up Male Empowerment Conference.Read More
Tthe Surati Indian Dance Company

Reichhold Brings Authentic Indian Dance & Bollywood to the Stage

January 30, 2014 - The Reichhold Center for the Arts will present the Surati Indian Dance Company and their award-winning production “Glimpses of India” at 8 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 22. Read More
UVI is one of only 14 undergraduate colleges selected by the Boston University Medical School to participate in the program, which admits academically talented undergraduate science majors to the medical school early.

Public Presentation on UVI Early Medical School Program Set for Jan. 30

January 27, 2014 - Persons interested in attending medical school through a joint program offered by UVI and Boston University are invited to a public presentation from 6 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 30.Read More
Former UVI Coach Eugene Werts

UVI Mourns the Passing of Retired Former Coach Eugene Werts

January 24, 2014 - The University of the Virgin Islands community mourns the passing of Eugene Werts. Read More
Man-Up Keynote Speaker Baruti Kafele

The Principal Is In: Kafele to be Man-Up 2014 Speaker

January 22, 2014 - Internationally-renowned author, educator and motivational speaker Baruti Kafele will be the featured speaker at the University of the Virgin Islands’ fourth annual Man-Up Male Empowerment Conference. Read More
RT Park Houses UVI's College of Science and Mathematics on St. Croix

HOVENSA Makes $100,000 Donation to UVI Scholarship Fund

January 16, 2014 - HOVENSA L.L.C. made a donation of $100,000 to the Scholarship Fund of the University of the Virgin Islands in a check presentation on Wednesday, Jan. 15, on the University’s Albert A. Sheen Campus on St. Croix.Read More
Bebel Gilberto

Reichhold’s Bebel Gilberto Performance Cancelled

January 16, 2014 - The Reichhold Center will not present Bebel Gilberto on Friday, Feb. 14, as previously scheduled.Read More
UVI Albert A. Sheen Campus on St. Croix

UVI Board of Trustees Approves Contract to Employ President David Hall for Five More Years

January 13, 2014 - During a meeting on Monday, Jan. 13, 2014, the Board of Trustees of the University of the Virgin Islands (UVI) approved – by a vote of eight in favor, four not in favor and one abstention – a five-year agreement to employ Dr. David Hall as president of the University for the period of Aug. 1, 2014 through July 31, 2019. Read More
ROTC Commissioning Ceremony at UVI on St. Thomas

UVI Graduate Commissioned as U.S. Army Officer

January 10, 2014 - UVI ROTC Cadet Shenelle Gabrielle was commissioned into the United States Army in December on the St. Thomas Campus. Read More
Hip-hop artist Common

Reichhold Center Brings Hip-Hop Legend Common to the Stage

January 09, 2014 - Grammy Award winning hip-hop artist Common will bring his acclaimed performance to the Reichhold Center for the Arts at 8 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 11.Read More
University of the Virgin Islands Albert A. Sheen Campus

UVI Board of Trustees to Meet on Monday, Jan. 13

January 02, 2014 - The University of the Virgin Islands Board of Trustees will meet at 3 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 13, in the third-floor conference room of the Administration and Conference Center on the St. Thomas Campus.Read More

Spring Semester Begins Jan. 13; New Student Orientation Set Jan. 5-10; Continuing Student Registration Underway

January 02, 2014 - Spring Semester classes at the University of the Virgin Islands are scheduled to begin on Monday, Jan. 13, 2014. A week of orientation activities is planned for new students enrolling at UVI on both campuses, from Sunday, Jan. 5, through Friday, Jan. 10. Read More