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Media Invited to Cover Major Events at UVI this Week

University of the Virgin Islands Albert A Sheen Campus on Saint Croix

Members of the media are invited to photograph and cover several UVI events scheduled from Thursday, April 16 to Friday, April 17.


Alfred Heath Lectures Series: N. Joyce Payne
The University of the Virgin Islands will present its annual Alfred O. Heath lecture, with a keynote address from Dr. N. Joyce Payne an authority on women’s issues related to higher education and workforce participation. The topic of her presentation is “The Importance of Higher Education for Women and the Key to Success.”

“Your Life, Your Choice” Drug Prevention Presentation
Youth advocate and inspirational speaker Kevin Shird will present “Your Life, Your Choice,” the story of his path from jail to redemption.

Shird made the choice to sell illegal drugs in Baltimore at the age of 16. As a result, he spent 12 years in a California state prison and federal prison for drug trafficking. Shird, who is co-founder and president of the Do Right Foundation, is working to impact the fight against drugs in America.

UVI’s 41st Annual Service Awards  
UVI will host the 41st annual Service Awards at 2 p.m. on Thursday, April 16, in the Sports and Fitness Center on the St. Thomas Campus. UVI employees will be honoured for years of service, retirement and an employee of the year will be named on both campuses. The theme is “Celebrate Employees with High Esteem for 2015.”

UVI SGA Hosts Annual Shadowing Our Students Program
The UVI Student Government Association is hosting the 9th annual Shadow Our Students program. The program is designed to enhance UVI's recruitment efforts and build mentoring relationships between UVI students and graduating seniors in the local high schools. This year’s theme is “Plant A Seed in Good Soil and it will Grow.” The goal is to inspire those in attendance to transition from good to great and build a lasting connection with these students.

What: Alfred Heath Lectures Series: N. Joyce Payne - St. Thomas Campus
When: Thursday, April 16, 2015
Time: 6 p.m.
Venue: Chase Auditorium in the School of Business Building

What: Alfred Heath Lectures Series: N. Joyce Payne - Sheen Campus
When: Friday, April 18, 2015
Time: 6 p.m.
Venue:  Great Hall - Albert A. Sheen Campus on St. Croix

What:  “Your Life, Your Choice” Drug Prevention Presentation - both campuses
When: Thursday, April 16, 2015
Time:  5:30 - 6:30 p.m.
Venue: Administration and Conference Center - St. Thomas Campus / Great Hall - Albert A. Sheen Campus - St. Croix

What:  UVI’s 41st Annual Service Awards - St. Thomas Campus
When: Thursday, April 16, 2015
Time:  2 p.m.
Venue:  Administration and Conference Center - St. Thomas Campus 

What: Shadowing Our Students Program - Sheen Campus, St. Croix
When: Thursday, April 16, 2015
Time: 8 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Venue: UVI's Albert A. Sheen Campus on St. Croix

Contact:         UVI Public Relations Office - (340) 693-1057