Fall Fest to Display Plethora of UVI Academic and Student Services
Current and prospective University of the Virgin Islands students
are invited to explore the broad array of academic and
extracurricular programs that UVI has to offer at the St. Thomas
campus Fall Fest 2012. Fall Fest will be held from 10 a.m. to 4
p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 27, at the Sports and Fitness Center. This
year's theme is "Gateway to Golden Opportunities." It will feature
an Open House, Majors Fair, Student Activities Fair and the Annual
Health and Wellness Day. There will also be fitness class
demonstrations. UVI employees and the general public are also
invited to attend.
The Student Activities Fair will feature table-top displays,
information and membership requirements from more than 15 student
clubs and organizations, including fraternities and sororities, and
the St. Kitts/Nevis Student Association. There will also be a
voter's registration drive.
UVI's Access and Enrollment Services will offer admission and
registration information to high school juniors and seniors, recent
graduates and all others interested in attending UVI.
New this year is a Majors Fair that will provide information on
academic majors to prospective students and to current UVI students
who are undecided, pre-major, considering changing majors, or who
are clarifying career paths within selected majors. There will also
be information on internships and career opportunities.
The Annual Health and Wellness Day will offer free blood pressure,
blood cholesterol, blood glucose and HIV screenings; massage
therapy and other stress reduction techniques; mental health
information and more.
Ronda Herbert, Health Services Supervisor on UVI's St. Thomas
campus, encourages everyone to take preventative measures to avoid
diseases. Regular health screenings, she said, can alert people of
the early on-set of some diseases. Herbert said screenings at
previous events have alerted attendees to pre-hypertension and
pre-diabetic conditions of which they were previously
"Being able to offer free health screenings for everyone is
something that I look forward to every year," Herbert said. The
health screenings will be offered by UVI's Health Services, UVI
student nurses and other community health care providers.
UVI's Wellness Center will also host fitness class demonstrations
in Capoeira, A.B.C. Fitness, Body Work and other exercise
techniques at the event.
Fall Fest is free and all are invited. There will be prizes and
giveaways throughout the day. For more information call (340)
693-1087 or (340) 693-1124, or send e-mail to email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.