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Media Invited to Cover and Photograph Nursing Pinning Ceremony

May 11, 2022 - Members of the media are invited to cover and photograph the University's Nursing Pinning Ceremony on the Orville E. Kean Campus on St. Thomas on Wednesday, May 11, from 4 – 6 p.m. It will be held in the Administration and Conference Center (ACC) First-Floor Conference Room. Read More
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Nearly 300 Degrees to Be Conferred at UVI’s 2022 Commencement Ceremonies - Proof of COVID-19 vaccination or valid 24-hour negative test result required for ticket only event

May 11, 2022 - The University of the Virgin Islands will confer close to 300 degrees at its 58th Commencement Ceremonies being held in person this week in-person. The ceremonies will take place on Thursday, May 12, 2022, at the Sports and Fitness Center on the Orville E. Kean Campus in St. Thomas and on Friday, May 13, 2022, on the grounds of the Albert A. Sheen Campus on St. Croix. Both ceremonies will begin at 1:00 p.m. Read More
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Renowned Theologian & Author Dr. Robert M. Franklin, Jr. Slated to Deliver Keynote Remarks at UVI’s 2022 Commencement Ceremonies

May 06, 2022 - Dr. Robert Franklin, Jr., former President of Morehouse College, will deliver the keynote address at the 58th commencement ceremony of the University of the Virgin Islands (UVI), taking place on May 12, 2022, at the Orville E. Kean Campus (St. Thomas) and on May 13, 2022, at the Albert A. Sheen Campus (St. Croix). Read More
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Media Invited to Cover and Photograph Nursing Pinning Ceremony

May 06, 2022 - Members of the media are invited to cover and photograph the University's Nursing Pinning Ceremony on the Albert A. Sheen Campus on St. Croix on Sunday, May 8, from 4 – 6 p.m. It will be held in the Great Hall. Read More
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St. John Great Mangrove Cleanup to Take Place on May 7 at Coral Bay

May 04, 2022 - The St. John Great Mangrove Cleanup is scheduled for Saturday, May 7, from 9 a.m. to noon along the mangrove shoreline in Coral Bay, St. John.Read More
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UVI Unveils 13D Research & Strategy Innovation Center on Kean Campus

May 02, 2022 - The University of the Virgin Islands (UVI) has unveiled a cutting-edge innovation center that aims to bring together students, researchers, businesses, government leaders and other stakeholders to learn from one another and turn innovative ideas into reality. The 13D Research & Strategy Innovation Center is the latest realization of UVI’s “Greatness Through Innovation”Read More
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Fifth Great Mangrove Cleanup Removes 4,450 pounds of Trash from Vessup Bay Mangroves on St. Thomas

April 25, 2022 - This month, 97 community volunteers, from eight years old to 70 years young, participated in the fifth annual Great Mangrove Cleanup on St. Thomas. Together the volunteers cleaned 0.5 mile of mangrove shoreline in Vessup Bay, removing 4,450 pounds of lingering hurricane debris and other trash trapped in the mangrove roots. This is the most debris removed during a Great Mangrove Cleanup, to-date. Read More
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Tamia Grant Crowned Miss University of the Virgin Islands

April 25, 2022 - Tamia Grant, a junior at the University of the Virgin Islands (UVI), has been crowned the 42nd Miss UVI. Reigning Miss UVI Jackeima Flemming crowned her successor at the Miss UVI Ambassadorial Presentation and Coronation, which was held on Saturday, April 23, 2022, on St. Croix. Read More
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Media Invited to Cover the Blue Horizon Concert Celebrating the Legacy of Dr. Athniel “Addie” Ottley

April 22, 2022 - The University of the Virgin Islands (UVI) invites members of the media to cover and photograph a special musical event honoring the life and legacy of the late Dr. Athneil “Addie” Ottley. The Blue Horizon Concert will take place at 4 p.m. on Sunday, April 24, on the Reichhold Center’s lawn on the University’s Orville E. Kean Campus on St Thomas. Read More
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Four to Vie for 2022-2023 Miss UVI Ambassadorial Title

April 20, 2022 - The University of the Virgin Islands (UVI) Student Government Association’s (SGA) Queen’s Committee will host the 42nd annual Miss UVI Ambassadorial Competition at the St. Croix Educational Complex on Saturday, April 23, at 6 p.m. Themed “A Journey Through Time...Celebrating 60 Years of Black Excellence,” the competition will showcase the talents of four contestants vying for the chance to succeed Jackeima Flemming, Miss UVI 2021-2022. Read More
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UVI to Host Blue Horizon Concert to Celebrate “Addie” Ottley

April 20, 2022 - Through its Reichhold Center for the Arts, the University of the Virgin Islands (UVI) will host a special musical event to celebrate the life and legacy of renowned Virgin Islander Dr. Athniel “Addie” Ottley. The Virgin Islands community is invited to enjoy the “Blue Horizon Concert” on Sunday, April 24, 2022, on the Reichhold Center grounds on UVI’s Orville E. Kean Campus in St. Thomas, beginning at 4 p.m. Read More
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UVIABJ to Host First Caribbean Cinematic and Arts Festival

April 20, 2022 - The University of the Virgin Islands Association of Black Journalists (UVIABJ) will host its first virtual film festival – the 2022 Caribbean Cinematic and Arts Festival (CCAF) – this Saturday, April 23, and Sunday, April 24, via zoom. Read More
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UVI Mourns the Passing of Former Premier Vance Amory

April 04, 2022 - The University of the Virgin Islands (UVI) extends condolences to the family, friends and the Government and People of St. Kitts and Nevis on the passing of former Premier of Nevis Vance Amory. Amory served Nevis as Premier for two terms in the office – from 1992 to 2006 and from 2013 to 2017.   Read More
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UVI Libraries Celebrate National Library Week

March 31, 2022 - National Library Week is April 3-9, 2022, and the Libraries at the University of the Virgin Islands (UVI) will join libraries across the country in celebrating their contributions and promoting library use and support. This year’s theme, "Connect with your Library,” recognizes the innovative strategies libraries and library workers have employed to adapt resources and services to meet their communities’ needs during challenging times. Read More
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UVI’s 60th Charter Day Celebration to Honor Legacy of Dr. Addie Ottley & Pay Tribute to Trustee Dr. Yvonne Thraen 

March 29, 2022 - To celebrate six decades of fulfilling UVI’s mission, Charter Day will include a keynote address by Dr. Robert Franklin in addition to announcing plans to honor the late Dr. Athniel C. “Addie” Ottley and UVI Board Trustee Dr. Yvonne E. L. Thraen.  Read More
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UVI to Celebrate Earth Day with Mangrove Cleanup

March 28, 2022 - As part of a larger effort to reduce marine debris in the Territory, the University of the Virgin Islands (UVI) is organizing the fifth Great Mangrove Cleanup along the mangrove shoreline in Vessup Bay, St. Thomas. The event is scheduled for April 2, 2022, in celebration of Earth Day observed on April 22. Read More
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UVI Opens New Dance Studio on St. Croix Campus

March 23, 2022 - Featuring a sprung dance floor and equipped to enable streaming services for virtual or hybrid dance classes, the new dance studio is another highlight of the University’s dance program, which introduced its Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance degree in 2020. The program emphasizes a strong technical base in ballet, post-modern codified techniques as well as Afro-Diaspora, Caribbean and world dances. Read More
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UVI Opens Inclusive Childcare Laboratory and Diagnostic Center on St. Croix Campus

March 23, 2022 - The Albert A. Sheen Campus of the University of the Virgin Islands (UVI) is now home to the University’s second Inclusive Childcare Laboratory and Diagnostic Center, bringing a research-based childcare program linked to early childhood to the island of St. Croix.Read More
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Media Invited to Cover the Grand Opening of UVI’s New Dance Studio on the Sheen Campus – St. Croix

March 22, 2022 - Members of the media are invited to cover and photograph the University of the Virgin Islands’ opening celebration of its new dance studio at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, March 23, on the Albert A. Sheen Campus on St. Croix. Read More
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Media Invited to Cover the Ribbon Cutting of UVI’s Childcare Center on the Sheen Campus on St. Croix

March 21, 2022 - Members of the media are invited to cover and photograph the University of the Virgin Islands’ Childcare and Diagnostic Center ribbon cutting ceremony on March 23, at 10 a.m. on the Albert A. Sheen Campus on St. Croix. Read More
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UVI Medical School Project Remains at Applicant Status 

March 21, 2022 - At a meeting last month of the Liaison Committee for Medical Education (LCME), a decision was made that the University of the Virgin Islands Medical School should remain an applicant and not move to Candidacy status, which would have triggered a site visit. The reasons provided related to sufficiency, sustainability and status of resources contained in the University’s application. There were no concerns raised about the curriculum, faculty, facilities, policies or other critical aspects of the medical school’s 900-page application.Read More
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USVI Storm Strong Announces Free 2022 Summer Camp - Call for Camp Participants & Paid Youth Leaders

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VI Native, UVI Professor, First Certified Legal Nurse Consultant in the USVI

March 15, 2022 - University of the Virgin Islands (UVI) professor and program chair for the School of Nursing Dr. Celia Nurse has made history as the first certified legal nurse consultant (CLNC) in the U.S. Virgin Islands. Legal nurse consultants are registered nurses who use existing knowledge and expertise as healthcare professionals along with specialized legal nurse consultant training to consult on medical related legal cases. Read More
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Governor Bryan Proclaims March 16, 2022, as ‘VI SBDC Day’

March 15, 2022 - In recognition of the work of the Virgin Islands Small Business Development Center (VISBDC) in supporting local small business owners and entrepreneurs, VI Governor Albert Bryan, Jr. has proclaimed Wednesday, March 16, 2022, as ‘VI SBDC Day’ in the U.S. Virgin Islands. The day also marks the 60th anniversary of the University of the Virgin Islands’ (UVI) charter by the V.I. Legislature in 1962. Read More
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UVI Looks Forward to Historic 60th Charter Day Anniversary Celebrations 

March 15, 2022 - The University of the Virgin Islands (UVI) will commemorate the 60th anniversary of its founding with a series of special events all year long. March 16, marks the day the University, formerly known as the College of the Virgin Islands, was officially created by the V.I. Legislature in 1962.   Read More
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UVI ‘Free Tuition Program’ to Provide Greater Benefits for Students this Fall

March 10, 2022 - The University of the Virgin Islands (UVI) VI Higher Education Scholarship Program (VIHESP), known as the Free Tuition Program, has just been adjusted to make attending UVI much more affordable. At the quarterly UVI Board of Trustees meeting on Saturday, March 5, Board members voted in favor of a procedural change that will allow eligible students to receive the VIHESP funding first, in addition to federal and institutional grants and scholarships. Read More
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UVI Board of Trustees Approves Two New Academic Degrees; Restructures Executive MBA Tuition & Program & Approves FY2022 Budget Proposal

March 05, 2022 - In the regular session of its quarterly meeting on Saturday, March 5, 2022, via Zoom, the University of the Virgin Islands Board of Trustees voted unanimously to approve two new academic degree programs in the School of Agriculture and to restructure the tuition and offerings for the Executive Master of Business Administration degree program. Read More
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UVI African Art Collection on Display at Fort Christian Museum

March 03, 2022 - The University of the Virgin Islands (UVI) Reichhold Center for the Arts (RCA) has installed an exhibit of African masks from the University’s African Art Collection at the Fort Christian Museum on St. Thomas. The University launched the exhibit on Feb. 14, 2022, as part of the celebration of UVI’s 60th Anniversary. It will remain open to the public until March 31. Read More
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UVI Board of Trustees to Meet on March 5

February 25, 2022 - The University of the Virgin Islands Board of Trustees will meet at 9 a.m. on Saturday, March 5, via Zoom. The meeting will begin with regular session agenda items. UVI President Dr. David Hall will present the President’s Report followed by Board Chairman Henry Smock with the Chairman’s Comments. The Board will then consider other agenda items. Read More
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UVI Comm Students Shine at Institute for Journalism Advocacy and the Kennedy Center

February 18, 2022 - The University of the Virgin Islands’ Communications Unit was represented at the 2022 Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival (KCACTF) and Institute of Theatre Journalism Advocacy (ITJA) project, for two consecutive years. ITJA Coordinator, Andre Minkeis, of Winston-Salem State University, was gracious with his praise and commented that “UVI students were the real stars,” at this year's conference. Read More
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UVI Mourns the Loss of Dr. Athniel C. “Addie” Ottley

February 11, 2022 - The University of the Virgin Islands (UVI) joins the Virgin Islands community in mourning the loss of Dr. Athniel C. “Addie” Ottley, legendary broadcaster whose voice was known and loved throughout the Caribbean and beyond. For more than fifty years, Ottley passionately served the VI community as a broadcaster, government leader and ambassador of goodwill. In recognition of his lifelong service to the community, UVI awarded Ottley an honorary doctorate degree in 2018. Read More
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UVI CELL & UPR Awarded 5-Year Grant to Launch U.S. Caribbean Regional EDA University Centers

February 11, 2022 - The University of the Virgin Islands Center for Excellence in Leadership and Learning (UVI CELL) and the University of Puerto Rico (UPR) have been awarded a five-year grant from the U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA), through the 2021 University Center Economic Development Program competition. Read More
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Three Times a Charm: 3rd UVI Student Participates in HBCU White House Press Briefing

January 25, 2022 - A student of the University of the Virgin Islands has become the third student for this academic school year to be selected to participate in the historic White House Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) Journalism Press Briefings. The events are part of a White House initiative to strategically position young black journalists and media enthusiasts in unique professional settings where they can engage with key political figures.Read More
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UVI Athletics Cancels Playing Season for Spring 2022

January 24, 2022 - The University of the Virgin Islands (UVI) Athletics Department has made the tough decision to cancel the remainder of the 2021-22 basketball season and the Spring 2022 season for track & field, citing the resurgence of COVID-19 cases across the United States and territories.Read More
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UVI & NASA to Host Global Outreach Program for VI & International Students - NASA presenters to include Virgin Islander, Simmione Fullwood

January 19, 2022 - As part of a growing collaboration between the University of the Virgin Islands (UVI) and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) to promote STEM education, Virgin Islands students will join students from around the world to learn about the array of opportunities available in the fields of STEM and how they can take part in internships, science education and citizen science activities offered by the space agency. Read More
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UVI Invites New Students to Virtual Orientation for 2022 Spring Semester

January 04, 2022 - New students are invited to begin the new year with a bang at the University of the Virgin Islands (UVI) 2022 Spring Semester Orientation to be held via Zoom on Wednesday, Jan. 5. Orientation activities for students enrolled on both campuses start at 9:30 a.m. and continue until noon. Students will have the opportunity to meet instructors and other students, attend virtual campus tours, and learn more about UVI and its many resources, clubs and initiatives. Orientation is required for all new and transfer students. Read More