Monday, March 22, 2010

Student Peer Educators Inducted

Student Peer Educators (SPEs) celebrated on Sunday, March 21, at the conclusion of an induction ceremony on the St. Thomas campus. Students from the St. Croix and St. Thomas campuses received certificates and crystal keepsakes marking their induction as part of the UVI Substance Abuse, HIV/AIDS and Hepatitis Prevention Program. SPEs educate their peers on campus and in the community about the risks and protective factors for drug use and HIV through classroom and residence hall presentations. Former Lead SPE (2003) and registered nurse Tameka Browne said being a peer educator means serving as an example -- a role she was proud to play. The students enacted a dramatic reading called, "I am the Face of HIV," and exhibited their creativity through songs and poetry.

Dr. Perry Gives Passionate Lecture at Heath Series

Renowned educator, author and columnist Dr. Steve Perry delivers a passionate speech at the Alfred O. Heath Speaker Series held on March 18, at the Reichhold Center for the Arts on the University of the Virgin Islands’ St. Thomas campus. Dr. Perry’s topic was the same as his latest book, “Raggedy Schools – The Untold Truth.”

UVI Law School Fair Attracts Students

The University of the Virgin Islands 4th Annual Law School Fair was held on March 19, on UVI’s St. Thomas campus and will be held March 22, on the St. Croix campus. Representatives from 12 law schools across the country participated. Pictured from left to right, a representative from Golden Gate School of Law in San Francisco, CA, speaks to a UVI student at the St. Thomas campus law fair.

Friday, March 19, 2010

St. Croix Students Win Model UN Competition

The Third Annual Model United Nations Competition was held on March 18, on the University of the Virgin Islands St. Thomas campus. Students from the St. Croix campus acted as a Chinese delegation, presenting on the topics of Child Trafficking, Ending Rural Poverty, Air Pollution and Drug Trafficking. St. Thomas campus students acted as a Russian delegation, presenting on the topics of HIV/AIDS, Child Trafficking, Environmental Hazards and the Chechen Rebels and Russian Government. The St. Croix students won the competition. Pictured from left to right are the winners Miguelina Valdes, Nikki R. Lucas, Carlinthia Cox who won the “Best Responses” award and Preston Miller who won the “Best Presentation” and “Best Paper” awards.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Princeton Wildcats Entertain at UVI

UVI’s ongoing Charter Month and Inauguration 2010 activities have been graced with a wide variety of top flight musical entertainment and performances. One highlight was a performance by the visiting Princeton University Wildcats a cappella group during an open house on the St. Thomas campus on Thursday, March 16. UVI sophomore music education major Darryl Williams, Jr., at right, served as a liaison for the Wildcats. Members of the Wildcats are Alison Thurston, Erica Zendell, Amanda Yamasaki, Eileen Torrez, Anuncia Camacho, Beeky Bae and Yerin Stella Jeon.

Sunday, March 7, 2010

UVI Inaugurates 5th President Dr. David Hall

UVI inaugurated its fifth President, Dr. David Hall, on
Saturday, March 6, 2010, at the University's Reichhold Center for the Arts. Above: Dr. Hall, at left, is introduced by his son Rahsaan. Left: Dr. Hall shares his vision for the University with UVI students, faculty and staff, as well as family and friends.

Below: Dr. Hall stands with Mr. Alexander A. Moorhead, Chair of the UVI Board of Trustees.

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Symposium on Spirituality and Professionalism Held

The UVI Theatre Choral Reading Ensemble provided a rousing reading of "The Creation" by James Weldon Johnson at UVI's Symposium on Spirituality and Professionalism on Thursday, March 5, 2010. The Symposium, an Inaugural 2010 activity, featured a panel consisting of UVI President Dr. David Hall, UVI Associate Professor of Mathematics Dr. Rosalie Dance, UVI Dean of Nursing Dr. Cheryl Franklin, UVI Assistant Professor of Management and Marketing Dr. Lonnie Hudspeth and UVI Professor of Psychology Dr. Patricia Rhymer Todman. Inaugural 2010 activities continue throughout March, with the highlight being the installation ceremony set for Saturday, March 6, at UVI's Reichhold Center for the Arts. For information of other Inaugural 2010 activities visit the UVI web site -

Members of the UVI Theatre Choral Reading Ensemble are: Asheda Maccow, Cory Rodia, Kaseem Romney, Naji Shadeed, Leslyn St. Aimie-Tonge, E. Christopher Williams, Porter Anderson, Tasia Caines, Chamica Charles, Bayley Garbutt, Shanae Gill, Orecia Hughes and Joshua Jno Pierre. The presentation was arranged and directed by UVI Professor of Communication, Artistic Director of Theatre and Playwright-in-Residence Dr. Douglas Larche.