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UVI Bulletin Board for April

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VI Literary Festival and Book Fair to Celebrate 10th Anniversary April 11-14 The Caribbean Writer (TCW) in the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences of the University of the Virgin Islands (UVI) together with the Virgin Islands Literary Festival and Book Fair, LLC (VI Lit Fest) will host the 10th iteration of the VI Lit Fest, April 11 through 14, under the community-focused theme: “Legacies: Reckoning and Resilience.”

Here are some highlights of the festival.

  • Friday, April 12, Headliners. Eleanor Sheara author of “River Sing Me Home,” a Good Morning America, Book Club Pick and one of Time Magazine’s must-read books of 2023 will attend this year’s fair.
  • Cyril Dabydeen, is a Guyana-born Canadian writer of Indian descent, will also bring his talents to the VI Lit Fest in 2024.
  • Friday, April 12, from 4:30 p.m. to 9 p.m., come meet the authors at the now world-famous Book Bacchanal Reception at Caribbean Museum Center for the Arts which will be spearheaded once again by Dr. Janis Valmond.
  • Saturday April 13, our world-famous Bush Tea Morning Social event will be held in the UVI Great Hall starting at 7 a.m. with a full Caribbean breakfast, live entertainment, and open mic poetry.
  • Beginning at 9 a.m., Tiphanie Yanique, award winning Virgin Islands author will lead off the morning with a lecture/workshop
  • Saturday afternoon, writers will also make an appearance at Under Cover Books in Gallows Bay and from 4 to 6 p.m.,
  • Sunday, April 14, from 2 to 5 p.m., the festival will be hosted via Zoom, in the Writers Roogoodoo, a take on our Book Bacchanal.

A $20 donation for workshops. Participants are required to register at www.usvilitfest.com or www.eventbrite.com

For more information visit: www.usvilitfest.com or email usvilitfest@gmail.com

UVI to Host Dean’s List Reception & Award Ceremonies The University of the Virgin Islands Office of the president will host the 2024 Dean’s List Reception and Award Ceremony on Sunday, April 14, in the Eldridge W. Blake Sports and Fitness Center on the Orville E. Kean Campus on St. Thomas. The reception start time is 2 p.m. and the program portion begins at 3 p.m. Students are being recognized for fall and spring 2023.

At UVI, superior student achievement is recognized in many ways during each academic year. The Dean’s List recognizes full-time undergraduate students (carrying 12 or more-degree credits) who have earned a grade point average of 3.2 or higher for the semester, with no lower than C and not taking any remedial courses.

A reception and awards ceremony will be held on Sunday, March 21, in the Great Hall on the Albert A. Sheen Campus on St. Croix.

Members of the university community, family and friends are invited to attend. There will be a wonderful program as we celebrate UVI excellence and President Hall’s final year in hosting the event.

For more information, contact the Office of the President at 693-1000.

Watch Special Convocation with U.S. Senator Reverend Raphael Warnock It is not too late to view the University of the Virgin Islands’ Special Convocation with United States Senator and Reverend Raphael Warnock, who spoke at UVI’s Orville E. Kean Campus on April 3. Visit UVI’s Facebook page @UVI.edu and YouTube page @UVIvideos to see the entire event.

See direct links: Facebook – UVI Convocation with U.S. Senator / Reverend Raphael Warnock YouTube – UVI Convocation with U.S. Senator / Reverend Raphael Warnock

Reverend Warnock made history as the first Black U.S. Senator to represent Georgia, the first Black Democrat to represent a southern state in the Senate and is only the 11th black U.S. Senator in the nation’s history. Rev. Warnock serves as the senior pastor of the historic Ebenezer Baptist Church, the spiritual home of the Reverand Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

See UVI News Release for more information – https://www.uvi.edu/news/2024/24_070_uvi_host_senator_raphael_warnock_april_3.html

MA School of Counseling Interest Meeting and Information Session to be held on April 18 Via Zoom Are you interested in promoting the well-being and future success of school students?

Do you wish to facilitate school students’ academic, career, and social-emotional development?

Do you want to advocate and serve as a change agent for all school students?

If so, then the Master of Arts in School Counseling (MASC) program within UVI’s School of Education is for you!

Please join the program faculty for another engaging MASC Interest Meeting and Information Sessionvia Zoom on Thursday, April 18, at 4 pm. Attend to learn details about MASC admission, enrollment and the school counseling profession.

The Zoom login link and credentials are:

https://uvi-edu.zoom.us/j/99709703420?pwd=VForakVWci91RkxCcjRhVkNTdHdRUT09

Meeting ID: 997 0970 3420

Passcode: 851126

For more information, contact Xuri Maurice Allen, Ph.D. at 693-1324 or email xallen@uvi.edu

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