UVI Art Club Unveils New Art Center

Markida Scotland |

ST. CROIX — A new art center was unveiled Thursday by The Arteneers, the art club at the University of the Virgin Islands’ St. Croix campus, to promote and develop the arts department.

Cynthia Hatfield, UVI art professor and event organizer, said the department has been trying to get a workspace with sinks for about five years, a site they were finally able to secure thanks to support from the science department and the university administration.

“There are lots of people who support the arts in UVI and I am grateful for that,” Hatfield said during the center’s opening Thursday. Continue reading UVI Art Club Unveils New Art Center

UVI Welcomes Class of 2018 at Convocation

Markida Scotland |

ST. CROIX — The University of the Virgin Islands on Thursday welcomed new and transfer students of the Class of 2018 to the campus at a Convocation and Buccaneer Reception.

The ceremony opened with words from the UVI’s Student Government Association president, Sophia Johnson, who assured students that they made the right choice in attending the university.

“You are sitting here in UVI’s Great Hall as the future lawyers, teachers, doctors, researchers, engineers, accountants, managers and governors,” Johnson said. “You have chosen the best school to further your education. This is our home, our UVI: Historically American, Uniquely Caribbean and Globally Interactive.”

“I welcome you. SGA welcomes you. The University of the Virgin Islands, Albert A. Sheen St. Croix Campus welcomes each and every one of you,” Johnson said.

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