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Libraries, Archives & Museums to Host Gothic Handwriting Workshops

The Division of Libraries, Archives & Museums (DLAM) is hosting a USVI/DK Archives Joint Centennial Project through a collaboration with…

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Three events are slated for the opening of the school year – V.I. Fathers Back to School Barbecue and Fun Day on Saturday, Aug. 27; the Back to School Days of Prayer on Saturday , Sept. 3, and Sunday, Sept. 4; and the V.I. Fathers March on Sept. 6, the first day of school for public schools in the territory. Organizers are encouraging fathers to take their children back to school starting on the first day.

 
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Beach Advisory for January 17-20

The Department of Planning and Natural Resources (DPNR) announces that the Beach Water Quality Monitoring Program, which evaluates weekly water quality at popular swimming beaches throughout the territory by sampling for enterococci bacteria and turbidity, which is a measure of water clarity, advises the public of the following:

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2017-01-20 20:20:22
St. Thomas Starring in Upcoming HGTV Show

Two upcoming January episodes of the popular HGTV series “Beachfront Bargain Hunt” are expected to feature St. Thomas and several local professionals.

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2017-01-20 18:28:46
Democatic Party State Chairwoman Calls for Senator Elect to be Seated in Legislature

The Democratic Party of the Virgin Islands is concerned that more than one week after the 32nd Legislature has been sworn in, the seventh St. Thomas seat remains vacant.

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2017-01-20 17:42:32
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DOE Cultural Education Introduces Student Workshops on Traditional Music, Lyrics

The Virgin Islands Department of Education’s Division of Virgin Islands Cultural Education has embarked on an exciting journey to bring back the traditional music of the V.I. and the Caribbean.

Read entire articleSep 24 2016 - 3:59pm
Instructional Technology Rolls Out New Office 3656 Student E-mail Service

The Virgin Islands Department of Education (DOE), Office of Instructional Technology, recently overhauled its online operating system, which now offers all public school students in 1st-12th grades a new user account and e-mail address on Office 365, one of the top online operating systems on the market today.

Read entire articleSep 23 2016 - 2:04pm
Outstanding Women Inspire H.S. Students at Hispanic Heritage Month Forum

The Virgin Islands Department of Education (VIDOE), Division of V. I. Cultural Education, kicked off Hispanic Heritage Month 2016 by sponsoring the first Hispanic Heritage Month Forum, Thursday, Sept. 15 at UVI’s Great Hall on St. Croix.

Read entire articleSep 22 2016 - 6:09pm
New Higher Education Collaboration to Advance STEM Leadership

Four diverse and prominent institutions of higher education have joined forces to conduct research on proven leadership approaches to broadening participation in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics).

Read entire articleSep 22 2016 - 6:06pm
Ground Strokes Tennis Club Donates Nets to SCEC

Ground Strokes Tennis Club Inc. has donated new tennis nets to the St. Croix Educational Complex (SCEC), Sept. 10.

Read entire articleSep 22 2016 - 5:47pm
President Hall to Speak at Prestigious Landon Lecture Series

University of the Virgin Islands President David Hall has been selected to speak on the Higher Education Panel at the Landon Lecture Series on Sept. 26. Kansas State University (KSU) is home to the Landon Lecture Series, one of the nation's most prestigious and well-known lectures.

Read entire articleSep 21 2016 - 11:02pm
viNGN Offers Parents and Kids Tips on Digital Privacy, Internet Safety

With the theme “Invest to Protect,” the Virgin Islands Next Generation Network (viNGN) shared digital privacy and Internet safety tips with parents, faculty and students at a recent PTSG meeting. Parents who feel overwhelmed by technology and online threats can rest assured that they can keep themselves and their children safer on the Internet.

Read entire articleSep 18 2016 - 4:21pm
Conference Shows Culture Bearers How to Impact Student Learning

The Virgin Islands Department of Education’s (VIDOE) Division of Virgin Islands Cultural Education is poised to influence the way students learn and what they learn with the first “A New Vision: Traditionalist and Preservationist Culture Bearers Impacting Students Learning” Conference that was recently held in the territory.

Read entire articleSep 16 2016 - 10:11am
Federal Aid Applications Available to Students October 1

Students seeking assistance with financing their higher education will be able to apply for student aid rather than wait until the new calendar year. This year, students and their family members will be able to file a 2017-18 FAFSA as early as Oct. 1, 2016, rather than beginning on Jan. 1, 2017.

Read entire articleSep 15 2016 - 10:08pm
UVI Writing Center Receives Stage Two Certification

The University of the Virgin Islands Writing Center, located on the Albert A. Sheen Campus on St. Croix, was approved for Stage Two, Level One certification by the College Reading and Learning Association’s (CRLA) International Tutor Training Program Certification (ITTPC) this past August.

Read entire articleSep 14 2016 - 5:49pm