UVI Host Mind and Body Health Expo to Be Held on October 22 Are you feeling swamped with juggling college and family life? Is the stress of COVID-19 getting to you, and you wish you had something to relieve the stress?
The Department of Counseling and Health Services at UVI will host a Mind & Body Health Expo from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 22, 2020. Activities include Stress Less, The COVID Experience, Managing Your Virtual Life, Join the Movement, and Get Fit, Get Lit.
Join the Conversation of Career Readiness from October 14 – 23 Via Zoom Are you ready and where are you headed?
Join the conversation of Career Readiness via Zoom from Oct. 14 through Oct. 23. Links to these conversations will be submitted in UVI Messaging during the week.
Topics to be discussed:
Oct. 14- noon. Who Am I? — Self Exploration
Oct. 16 – noon What is out there? Career Exploration
Oct. 21 – noon What’s holding me back? Career Decision-making
Oct. 23rd – noon. What’s next?
This is an opportunity to prepare for a job search!
The Counseling and Placement team looks forward to seeing you. Contact Patricia Towal at 692-4187or send an email [email protected] for additional information.
National Student Exchange (NSE) Virtual Campus Fair to Be Held Week of Oct. 19-23 Sixty members of the National Student Exchange (NSE) partner colleges will be coming together for a Virtual Campus Fair. Different campuses will be showcased daily throughout the week. Students will be able to learn about schools in several categories such as big cities, mountains, beaches and also by regions in NSE.
After a brief opening showcasing the universities in the category, students will then be able to go to breakout rooms to chat with an NSE coordinator for the campuses they are interested in.
For more information on the fair: https://www.mynseadventure.org/nse-virtual-fair
For Registration for the event: https://tinyurl.com/NSEFair2020
For additional information on the National Student Exchange program, contact Patricia Towal, NSE coordinator on the Albert A. Sheen Campus by email [email protected] or phone at 692-4187.
VIUCEDD and AARP to Host 16th Annual Policy Forum The Virgin Islands University Center for Excellence in Development Disabilities (VIUCEDD) and the Virgin Islands AARP present the 16th Annual Voices that Count Policy Forum. The forum’s agenda will discuss ways to improve the quality of life for people with disabilities and senior citizens in the Virgin Islands.
To protect our most valuable community members during the Covid-19 pandemic, we have decided to transfer our in-person conference to a televised format. Our electoral candidates will have the opportunity to share their position on important policies so that informed choices can be made on Election Day, Nov. 3.
The St. Thomas-St. John District candidates will be aired at 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 21, and the St. Croix candidates will be aired at 8 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 22. Both forums will broadcast on WTJX.
For more information, call 693-1406.
UVI Crowns Miss UVI at 40th Ambassadorial Presentation and Coronation University of the Virgin Islands senior, Raven Phillips was crowned the 40th Miss UVI at the Miss UVI Ambassadorial Presentation and Coronation on Wednesday, Oct. 14, at John Brewers Bay, on St. Thomas. The coronation dubbed “Our HBCU in Paradise” is a replacement for the annually held Miss UVI Ambassadorial Competition.
Phillips, 22, was the lone contestant to vie for the crown this cycle. Four of the other contestants withdrew from the competition with concerns regarding dates and logistical changes resulting from the current COVID-19 pandemic. The uncertainty of the university’s reopening and other restrictions also affected the other contestants’ participation.
Phillips, a social science major with a minor in psychology, hopes to highlight her platform of “Literacy Improvement” throughout her reign. “It is a community-based approach to addressing issues of literacy and reading comprehension in the territory,” according to Phillips.
More information is available in a news release on the Media Section of the UVI Website- www.uvi.edu/
UVI Caribbean Green Technology Center to Host “Lunch & Learn” Webinar Series for Energy Month Throughout the month of October, the University of the Virgin Islands Caribbean Green Technology Center will commemorate National Energy Awareness Month with several activities. The month kicked off with “Back to the Basics: Renewable Energy 101,” on Oct. 7, from noon to 1 p.m.
Throughout the rest of the month, a series of energy-related webinars will be held to educate the community about energy for the household or small business in the U.S. Virgin Islands.
Each week the “Lunch & Learn” series will feature a range of experts including solar installers, engineers, architects, community solar organizers, the Virgin Islands Energy Office, renewable energy experts and top energy consultants in the Caribbean.
Come learn and celebrate with us the wonder that is electricity. Whether you’re curious, or if you want to become more energy independent, lower your electricity bill, or use renewable energy but aren’t sure where to start, then Energy Month is perfect for you,” said Ariel Stolz, assistant director of UVI CGTC.
More information is available in a news release on the Media Section of the UVI Website www.uvi.edu/
Call for Poster Artists – Date Extended to November 13
The Agriculture and Food Fair of the U.S. Virgin Islands Inc. is now accepting art submissions for our 2021 AgriFest poster. Whether you are a world-famous or an aspiring artist, seize the opportunity to represent the February 2021 event and the 50th Anniversary of AgriFest. The chosen artwork will be showcased to promote over 10 multidisciplinary events. A panel of judges, including AgriFest board members, will review submissions and select the artwork that best reflects the look and feel of the 2021 agricultural expo and our 50th season.
The selected poster artwork becomes the exclusive property of AgriFest and will be the icon for AgriFest 2021 event and related activities. The winning artist will be contracted at $1,500 and will receive 50 posters from AgriFest for the sole purpose of promoting the artist’s work.
The poster should reflect the theme of 2021 AgriFest: “Agriculture 2021: A Golden Opportunity to Grow.” Please refrain from depicting carbonated beverages, weapons or any alcohol products in the artwork.
The extended deadline for all entries is 5 p.m. on Nov. 13.
There is a need to submit the printed poster by Nov. 13; it will be used for the final artwork to market the event as the official poster of Agrifest 2021.
Poster Submission Details
Your poster should be in portrait orientation and the dimensions should be 18” x 24”.
There is no limit to the number of posters an individual may submit. Once the winning submission is selected, the artwork becomes the property of the Agriculture and Food Fair of the U.S. Virgin Islands Inc.
Can I sell my poster submission?
No. Once the winning submission is selected, the artwork becomes the property of the Agriculture and Food Fair of the U.S. Virgin Islands Inc.
The following schedule:
- Submissions: Oct. 5, through Nov. 13, 5 p.m. (US EST)
- Announcement of the winners: January 2021.
For additional information or questions, contact the Cooperative Extension Service by email at [email protected] or call 692-4090.