PRESS RELEASE Jan. 10, 2013
for immediate release
World-Renowned Neurosurgeon Dr. Ben Carson to be ‘Man-Up’ Keynote Speaker
World-renowned pediatric neurosurgeon and New York Times bestselling author Dr. Benjamin S. Carson, Sr., will be the keynote speaker at the University of the Virgin Islands’ third-annual “Man-Up” Male Empowerment Conference. The conference is scheduled for Feb. 4, at UVI’s Sports and Fitness Center on St. Thomas, and Feb. 5, on the Albert A. Sheen Campus on St. Croix. This year’s theme is: “Man-Up: Discovering Your Gifts and Talent.” Also selected to speak at the conference are professor, author and director M.K. Asante, Jr., and Mothers Against Guns (MAG) Executive Director Celia Carroll.
Afternoon on the Green Student and Non-Student Volunteer Scholarship Nominations Sought
UVI’s Afternoon on the Green Committee is seeking nominations for two scholarships presented annually at the popular Afternoon on the Green “friendraiser” held each March on the St. Thomas campus. Nominations are sought for the UVI Student Volunteer of the Year Scholarship and for the UVI Volunteer of the Year Scholarship. The scholarships – valued at $3,000 for the student and $1,000 for the non-student – are designed to honor individuals who provide significant contributions of service to either UVI or to the Virgin Islands community.
The deadline to submit application forms and materials is Feb. 15, 2013. Applications and information are available from the UVI Office of Institutional Advancement and from these direct links: AOTG Student Volunteer | AOTG Volunteer. For more information contact Liza Margolis via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Send submissions to the UVI Office of Institutional Advancement, #2 John Brewers Bay, St. Thomas, VI 00802. Submissions will also be accepted via email to email@example.com.
Deadline for Submissions for UVI’s 50th Anniversary Time Capsules Now Set for Jan. 31
The Time Capsule Subcommittee of UVI’s Golden Jubilee Committee is again asking members of the University community to submit items for inclusion in each time capsule. The committee is also seeking letters from students, staff, faculty and alumni describing what they think UVI will be like in 50 years. Please submit items and/or letters for inclusion in the time capsules by January 31, 2013, to Raquel Silver at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (340) 692- 4061.
Since announcing plans to create UVI 50th Anniversary Time Capsules on both campuses, many suggestions and some forwarded items have been received. “The sky is the limit on what can be placed in the time capsule,” said Subcommittee Chair Raquel Silver. “Be imaginative.” The time capsules will be capped later this year and not to be opened for 50 years – in 2062.
UVI Employees, Others Urged to Review UVI Online Job Postings
UVI employees and other interested individuals are encouraged to review the University’s online job postings for updates on available vacancies from the Human Resources Office section of the University website – http://www.uvi.edu – or from this direct link: http://careers.uvi.edu. UVI is committed to attracting, developing and retaining a highly qualified workforce to support our mission of excellence in education and research. The University of the Virgin Islands is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.