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UVI Bulletin Board May-June

The St. Croix campus of the University of the Virgin Islands. (Bill Kossler photo)

Missed Commencement 2024; View on UVI’s Facebook Page, YouTube and X Platforms This year the University of the Virgin Islands conferred over 250 degrees to graduates at the University’s 60th Commencement Ceremonies earlier this month. If you missed the class speakers Jackeima Flemming on St. Thomas or Nadege Barber on St. Croix or your favorite graduates gliding across the stage to receive their well-earned degree, visit https://www.facebook.com/UVI.edu/  https://www.youtube.com/@UVIvideos or https://twitter.com/UVI_edu

See these direct links to the ceremonies on YouTube: UVI’s 60th Commencement – Albert A. Sheen Campus UVI’s 60th Commencement – Orville E. Kean Campus

Photos from Commencement have also been shared on Facebook and Instagram. Feel free to share and like UVI Commencement videos, commencement photos, and stories about the awesome graduates. Visit https://commencement.uvi.edu for links to the commencement brochure and other commencement-related information.

For more information send an email to pr@uvi.edu

University of the Virgin Islands Accepts Application for Free Summer Business Institute Program The University of the Virgin Islands (UVI) Entrepreneur Business Institute (EBI) is a FREE summer program for high school students in grades 10-12, who are interested in entrepreneurship. 9th graders who will be going to the 10th grade in the fall will also be accepted.

Students will live on campus for two weeks and will be provided the opportunity to enjoy a pre-college experience, and learn about the advantages and challenges of entrepreneurship while engaging in team exercises to improve their team-building and project management skills.

Students will experience mentorship from successful business leaders and participate in interactive discussions about concept development and business ownership.

  • Location: University of the Virgin Islands, Orville E. Kean Campus, St. Thomas
  • Cost: Free ($250 minimum stipend)
  • Program Dates: July 6-20, 2024
  • Application Deadline: May 31, 2024
  • Eligibility: Current junior or senior high school student.

For additional information, contact Tessa Liburd at 693-1062 or email tliburd@uvi.edu on St. Thomas or Dr. Paul Flemming at 692-4075 and email pfleming@uvi.edu on St. Croix.

University of the Virgin Islands Closed for Memorial Day on May 27 The University of the Virgin Islands will be closed in observance of the Memorial Day Holiday on Monday, May 27.

Summer classes and administrative offices will reopen on their regular schedules on Tuesday, May 28.

USVI Hazard Mitigation and Resilience Plan Public Comment Period Closes June 7, 2024 Every five years, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) requires states and territories to update their Hazard Mitigation Plan. The Hazard Mitigation and Resilience Plan (HMRP) presents a series of strategies for the USVI to reduce risks and quickly recover from the hazards it has been enduring for centuries.

The University of the Virgin Islands (UVI) and the Virgin Islands Territorial Emergency Management Agency (VITEMA) seek to enhance and build supportive arrangements between planners, citizens and territorial agencies through this approach. These statements of need are presented for review.

Residents will have the opportunity to provide input to define a pathway for risk reduction and resilience.

The 30-day comment period is open until 11:59 p.m. AST on June 7.

To review the plan, visit https://resilientvi.org/hmrp-plan

Any inquiries can be emailed to usvihmrp@gmail.com or call 693-1696.

UVI Medical Simulation Center, (UVI MSC) is Offering a 4-Day Simulation Facilitator Training Course The University of the Virgin Islands Medical Simulation Center, (UVI MSC) invites you to attend a 4-day Simulation Facilitator Training Course. This specialty training course is being offered from Tuesday, July 30, through Friday, Aug. 2, on the Albert A. Sheen Campus on St. Croix. University of South Florida’s Center for Advance Medical Learning and Simulation, (USF CAMLS) Certified Healthcare Simulation Educators (CHSE) will provide training to interested healthcare professionals and educators wishing to learn how to effectively provide simulation-based training for medical professionals.

Do not miss this valuable training opportunity in the Virgin Islands.

This invitation is extended to educators, faculty, physicians, nurses, advanced practice providers, respiratory therapists, pharmacists, social workers as well as EMT and paramedic first responders.

The course covers the following:

  • Simulation Philosophy, modalities, and adult-learning theory
  • Developing skills in creating, running and debriefing objective-based scenarios
  • Facilitation techniques – guide learners through medical simulations
  • Pre-briefing Techniques and Establishing Psychological Safety
  • Debriefing Skills – debrief the debriefer
  • And more …

This activity has been approved for continuing education and professional development credit across multiple healthcare disciplines. Online registration is available. Registration link.

For additional information, contact the Medical Simulation Center on the Albert A. Sheen Campus at 692-4101 or visit the website: www.uvi.edu/msc or email msc@uvi.

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