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Encyclopedia > University of the Virgin Islands

University of the Virgin Islands

Motto Historically American. Uniquely Caribbean. Globally Interactive.
Established 1962
Type Public
President LaVerne Ragster, Ph.D.
Faculty 103
Staff 600
Location Saint Croix & St. Thomas,
United States Virgin Islands
Nickname Buccaneers/Lady Bucs
Website www.uvi.edu
Logo of UVI

The University of the Virgin Islands (or UVI) is a university with campuses on St. Croix and St. Thomas in the United States Virgin Islands. The latter campus is a mere three miles away from Charlotte Amalie, the capital of the territory. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... A motto (from Italian) is a phrase or a short list of words meant formally to describe the general motivation or intention of an entity, social group, or organization. ... The date of establishment or date of founding of an institution is the date on which that institution chooses to claim as its starting point. ... Year 1962 (MCMLXII) was a common year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1962 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... This does not cite its references or sources. ... University President is the title of the highest ranking officer within a university, within university systems that prefer that appellation over other variations such as Chancellor or rector. ... A faculty is a division within a university. ... Employment is a contract between two parties, one being the employer and the other being the employee. ... Saint Croix from space, January 1992 Saint Croix (English pronunciation: saint croy) is an island in the Caribbean Sea, and a county and constituent district of the United States Virgin Islands (USVI), an unincorporated territory of the United States. ... Map of U.S. Virgin Islands Saint Thomas is an island in the Caribbean Sea, a county and constituent district of the United States Virgin Islands (USVI), an unincorporated territory of the United States. ... The athletic nickname, or equivalently athletic moniker, of a university or college within the United States of America is the name officially adopted by that institution for at least the members of its athletic teams. ... Two National Football League teams have been called The Buccaneers: The Tampa Bay Buccaneers, founded in 1976, are still existant. ... A website (alternatively, Web site or web site) is a collection of Web pages, images, videos and other digital assets that is hosted on one or several Web server(s), usually accessible via the Internet, cell phone or a LAN. A Web page is a document, typically written in HTML... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... The Universitätscampus Wien, Austria ( details) Campus (plural: campuses) is derived from the (identical) Latin word for field or open space. English gets the words camp and campus from this origin. ... Saint Croix from space, January 1992 Saint Croix (English pronunciation: saint croy) is an island in the Caribbean Sea, and a county and constituent district of the United States Virgin Islands (USVI), an unincorporated territory of the United States. ... Map of U.S. Virgin Islands Saint Thomas is an island in the Caribbean Sea, a county and constituent district of the United States Virgin Islands (USVI), an unincorporated territory of the United States. ... Charlotte Amalie is the capital of the U.S. Virgin Islands, a territory of the United States of America. ...


UVI was founded as the College of the Virgin Islands on March 16, 1962. In 1986, it officially became one of the 117 U.S. historically black colleges and universities. The institution also changed its name in 1986 to the University of the Virgin Islands to reflect the growth and diversification of its academic curriculum, research programs, and regional community services. Its liberal arts curriculum is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools. Year 1962 (MCMLXII) was a common year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1962 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1986 (MCMLXXXVI) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link displays 1986 Gregorian calendar). ... In the United States, Historically black colleges and universities (HBCU) are colleges or universities that were established before 1964 with the intention of serving the African American community. ... In the history of education, the seven liberal arts comprise two groups of studies, the trivium and the quadrivium. ... The Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools is a voluntary, peer based, non-profit association dedicated to the educational excellence and improvement through peer evaluation and accreditation. ...


Currently, UVI offers 30 undergraduate degree programs, three masters degree programs, and two unaccredited professional degree programs in business and education. In addition, the university is working very hard to recruit both American and international students to broaden and diversify their student body because 94% of their student body is composed of residents of the U.S. Virgin Islands. A masters degree is an academic degree usually awarded for completion of a postgraduate course of one or two years in duration. ... In economics, a business is a legally-recognized organizational entity existing within an economically free country designed to sell goods and/or services to consumers, usually in an effort to generate profit. ...

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Academics

The academic divisions of UVI include: business, education, humanities, nursing, science and mathematics, and social sciences. In economics, a business is a legally-recognized organizational entity existing within an economically free country designed to sell goods and/or services to consumers, usually in an effort to generate profit. ... The humanities are those academic disciplines which study the human condition using methods that are largely analytic, critical, or speculative, as distinguished from the mainly empirical approaches of the natural and social sciences. ... Nursing is a profession focused on assisting individuals, families, and communities in attaining, re-attaining, and maintaining optimal health and functioning. ... Part of a scientific laboratory at the University of Cologne. ... Euclid, Greek mathematician, 3rd century BC, as imagined by by Raphael in this detail from The School of Athens. ... The social sciences are a group of academic disciplines that study human aspects of the world. ...


Athletics

UVI is a member of the NCAA and the Caribbean University Sports Association. It fields Division II and/or III varsity teams for both men and women in basketball, tennis, volleyball, track and field, cross country, swimming, and table tennis. UVI athletic teams are nicknamed "the Buccaneers." The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA, often said NC-Double-A) is a voluntary association of about 1200 institutions, conferences, organizations and individuals that organizes the athletics programs of many colleges and universities in the United States. ... This article is about the sport. ... For other uses, see Tennis (disambiguation). ... Volleyball is an Olympic sport in which two teams separated by a high net use their hands, arms or (rarely) other parts of their bodies to hit a ball back and forth over the net. ... Athletics, also known as track and field or track and field athletics, is a collection of sport events. ... The term cross-country, when used by itself, can refer to: Sports Cross-country running, a sport in which teams of runners compete to complete a course over open or rough terrain Cross-country skiing, a winter sport for skiing Fell running also known as hill running and mountain running... This article concentrates on human swimming. ... Wang Liqin, 2007 World Champion Table tennis is a sport in which two or four players hit a lightweight ball back and forth to each other with bats (also sometimes called racquets or paddles). ...


Currently, the head coach of the UVI's men's basketball team is Sean Georges.


Also, UVI is a member of the LAI (Liga Atlética Interuniversitaria) university league. LAI was established in 1929 and currently consists of the twenty American universities in the Caribbean - nineteen in Puerto Rico and the University of the Virgin Islands. As a result, UVI athletes' opponents are often from Puerto Rico, although they do play many teams from mainland universities.


The campus on St. Thomas boasts a 64,000 square foot Sports and Fitness Center, as well as a golf course, tennis courts, outdoor basketball and volleyball courts, and baseball and soccer fields. The Sports and Fitness Center can seat up to 3,500 people.


On St. Croix, a new outdoor sports facility is equipped with a basketball and volleyball court and tennis courts.


Filming of College Hill

The fourth season of College Hill, which aired in 2007 on BET, takes place at UVI. Filming began at the start of the 2006-2007 college year. This particular season of the series focused on the culture clash between a group of African-American UVI students on St. Thomas as they try living together, four of whom are native to the Virgin Islands and the rest of whom are transfer students from California. Although the show focuses on the students and their lives, viewers also get glimpses of life in the Virgin Islands in general, including both the US Virgin Islands and the British Virgin Islands (in one episode the students visit the British island of Virgin Gorda). For other uses, see College Hill (TV series) (disambiguation). ... Bet may refer to: Look up bet in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... St. ... Official language(s) English Capital Sacramento Largest city Los Angeles Largest metro area Greater Los Angeles Area  Ranked 3rd  - Total 158,302 sq mi (410,000 km²)  - Width 250 miles (400 km)  - Length 770 miles (1,240 km)  - % water 4. ... Virgin Gorda is the second-largest of the British Virgin Islands Virgin Gorda is the third-largest of the British Virgin Islands. ...


Notable Alumni

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External links

  • Official Site

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