Read Campus This Week: March 26 - April 9, 2008 text version

Campus This Week


Monday, March 31

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Tuesday, April 1

Public Relations Club Meeting 12.40pm Classroom "J"

New student council officials elected

Congratulations to the following newly-elected 2008-2009 Student Affairs Council (SAC) PriceWaterhouseCoopers will be having a recruitment Senate officials! drive on Thursday, April 3 in the auditorium from 12.40pm. Students from all majors interested in working with the multinational audit, assurance , advisory and tax services firm are requested to come with their resumes.

Recruitment drive

Wednesday, April 2 Thursday, April 3

Autism Awareness Campaign Cafeteria Yalda Club Meeting 3pm Classroom "I" Autism Awareness Campaign Cafeteria PWC Recruitment Drive 12.40pm Auditorium AIESEC Thanksgiving Cocktail 8pm Parklands Sports Club

Friday, April 4

Autism Awareness Campaign Cafeteria SAC Donations Handover 10am Brainhouse Academy IT Club Community Service Christian Children's Fund Hospital, Marurui

Saturday, April 5 Sunday April 6

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IT Club Community Service Christian Children's Fund Hospital, Marurui

Monday April 7

From top left : Chairperson - Isaac Njoroge, ViCe-Chairperson - Islam Hidaye , exeCutiVe seCretary - Sam Maina, treasurer - David Kamau, assistant seCretary ­ Hussein Syeda, Welfare i ­ Vienna Mukhabana, Welfare ii ­ Susan Maigwa, sChool of arts representatiVe ­ Zainab Nasser, sChool of Business representatiVe - Bilqees Odewale and Graduate representatiVe - Faith Mwende

- no event Inside one of the tents at Soul Winners' Church camp where three hundred and fifty eight internally displaced persons are living.

Final Semester Exams Begin

Tuesday April 8 Wednesday April 9

Yalda Club Meeting 3pm Classroom `I'

Rest in peace

Mrs. Keziah Nyamweya one of the longest-serving senior members of staff passed away on Sunday March 23 after a short illness. Mrs. Nyamweya joined USIU in 1976 and upon retiring, joined the School of Arts and Sciences where she served as a lecturer until her death. She will be sorely missed by students, staff, faculty and alumni.

Students to spread autism awareness

Globally, the World Autism Awareness Day will be marked on Wednesday April 2. Here at USIU, students undertaking community service at the Autism Society of Kenya in conjunction with IT Club and the Peer Counseling Club have organised the Autism Awareness Campaign to run from April 2-4 in the cafeteria, from 10am - 5pm. Representatives from the Autism Society of Kenya will be on hand to make presentations on the childhood brain developmental disorder that affects the victim's social interaction. Paintings and crafts made by autistic children will be on show, with some items available for sale to support the autism cause in Kenya.

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Michezo Afrika at Drama Festival

Michezo Afrika will be representing USIU at the National Drama Festival to be held in Nakuru from April 8-15. They will stage two plays, "Clouds" and "Kipekele", and a narrative - "Omwayi". Joyce Keter a Journalism sophomore, will performe a solo verse.

Mr. Francis Gatumo was elected as faculty representative replacing Mr. Moses Odendo and Chairman of the USIU Pension Trustboard. Mr. Steven Mwandau is the new staff representative while Mr. Joseph Kimote has been nominated by the Sponsor, Prof. Freida Brown to the sevenmember trustee board that oversees the USIU Mr. George Lumbasi was among the speakers at the Pension Fund. 10th Nairobi International Education Exhibition and Symposium at the Sarit Center on Sunday March Those who are applying for the second and 16. Mr. Lumbasi spoke on "The Effect of Fraudulent subsequent times can download forms from Certificates on the Image of Universities and Colleges". the H.E.L.B website and

New pension trustees

Admissions head speaks on fraud

Aid deadline looms

Dr. Kikaya at IUCEA workshop


submit them by Wednesday, April 30.

Friday March 28: Dr. Bernard Wamalwa and Ms Lucy Kungu join peer educators in celebrating their graduation after an AIDS awareness workshop on campus.

Peer educators training

As part of the Aids Control Unit program to sensitive the community on HIV/AIDS and related issues, 50 new peer educators attended an AIDS awareness workshop that was held on March 14-15 in the cafeteria. The graduation ceremony for the peer educators was on Friday, March 28.

Amb. Dr. David Kikaya Associate Professor of International Relations, represented USIU at the Lake Victoria Research Initiative (VicRes) 8th Harmonisation Workshop in Jinja, Uganda from March 16-22. VicRes is hosted by the Inter-University Council for East Africa (IUCEA) and seeks to reduce poverty and restore the environment in the Lake Victoria basin region.

Journalism students at media symposium

New staff

EunicE ndungu - administrativE assistant Eunice joined USIU on February 4, 2008 as an Administrative Assistant for CELT (Centre of Excellence in Learning and Teaching). She is a holder of a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Communication and Public Relations from Daystar University.

Nine journalism majors represented USIU at a media symposium held on Saturday, March 15 at Tangaza College. The debate was on the most effective media that can be used to target informal settlements (slums). The students were accompanied by Mr. Isaiah Cherutich, Coordinator of the Journalism program.

Professor presents paper at continental research workshop

Prof. Macharia Munene Professor of History and International Relations (left), presented a paper on "Ethnicity, Identity and Belonging " at a workshop in Cape Town, South Africa held from March 17-18. The workshop was part of a Human Sciences Research Council of South Africa continental research project on Citizenship and Identity in Africa. The project is expected to develop a sustainable solution to crises in various select African states sorrounding citizenship and rights as well as notions of nationhood.

Lucy joined USIU on January 28, 2008 as an Administrative Assistant to the Director of Graduate Programs. She is a holder of a Diploma in Public Administration and a Certificate in Business Management. Lucy can be reached on extension 351, and her office is situated in the basement of the Library and Information Center. Jacob ochiEng - acu ProJEct assistant Jacob will be responsible for organizing and coordinating all the AIDS Control Unit activities.

Lucy Kahindi ­ administrativE assistant

USIU Alumni Association Chairman, Michael Oyier chats with Celtel Kenya Marketing Director Anne Othoro (Class of '99) at the Alumni Cocktail held on Thursday March 6 at The Stanley. PHOTO CREDIT : SAM IRUNGU

Executives deliver guest lectures

Mr. Hassan Bashir, General Manager for Soliton Telmec a local telecom company, was invited by Dr. Damary Sikalieh, Assistant Professor of Entrepreneurship, to address her entrepreneurship class on Monday, March 3. Mr. Bashir spoke on his experiences in starting entrepreneural ventures, their requirements and the challenges faced. On Monday March 10, Mr. Gabriel Musilu, Director of Human Resource Consulting Services at PKF Consulting Ltd, gave a presentation on the topic "Compensation" to the Strategic Human Resource Management (MOD6040) class. Mr. Musilu who holds a masters degree in Strategic Human Resource Management from Seton Hall University, had been invited Mrs. Teresia Kavoo-Linge Lecturer in Management, who teaches the course.

November 22, 2007: Dr. Michael Kirubi Assistant Professor of Business Administration and Leadership Studies (second right), hands over a cheque of Kshs 90,000 to the then principal of Limuru Girls School, Lideraba Wachira (second left), as beneficiaries and USIU class representatives look on.

Graduate class lives up to social responsibility

From left: Heer Raja (Chair, Thinkaholics Club), Dr. Justus Mbai (Cultural Specialist, U.S. Embassy), Dr Godwill Murunga (Lecturer, Kenyatta University), Dr. Morrison Myers, Dr. Kio Bob-Manuel (Associate Professor International Relations), Dr. Sondra Myers (Senior Fellow, University of Scranton, USA), Lawrence Ochieng (East Africa Institute of International Affairs), David Masai (Chairperson, USSI - Kenya Chapter), Niyati Patel (Secretary, Thinkaholics).

Students host democracy forum

Last fall, Dr. Michael Kirubi, Assistant professor of business administration and management and his graduate class of Culture, Values and Ethics in a Global Society (IBA 6060) felt concerned by the plight of orphaned students at Limuru Girls School. Led by Dr. Kirubi, the class raised Kshs 90,000 with a significant donation by the Vice Chancellor Prof. Freida Brown. The funds will pay for tuition and boarding fees for three destitute Form One students.

Dr. Sondra Myers, a senior Fellow at the University of Scranton, USA, was the guest speaker at the round-table discussion on "Democracy & Leadership in Kenya" on Tuesday, March 25 on campus. The forum was organized by the Thinkaholics Club in conjuction with David Masai.

Strategic management students listen as Paul Kasimu (INSET) Kenya Airways Group Human Resources Director and a Director of the Institute of HR Management (IHRM). Dr. Mbithe Anzaya (Foreground centre) Assistant professor of management, delivers a lecture.

Paul Kasimu, Kenya Airways Group Human Resources Director and a Director of the Institute of HR Management (IHRM) spoke to Strategic Human Resource Management (MOD6040) and Strategic Management (BUS4090) classes on Saturday March 15. The guest lecture organised by Dr. Mbithe Anzaya Assistant Professor of Management, dwelt on `The role of leadership in mentoring and coaching and how the concepts of mentoring and coaching can be incorporated into the strategic management process".

From left: Ambassadors Dr. David Mwanzia (Coordinator, International Relations) Ambasssador Ben Ogutu (Chief of Protocol, Ministry of Foreign Affairs), Ambasssador Bruce Madete (Director of Political Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs) and Prof. Mathew Buyu (DVC - Academic Affairs) just before the opening of Simulation of the Joint Parlimentary Assembly of EU-ACP.

JCI prepares annual action plan

NEWLY-ELECTED ROTARACT CLUB OFFICIALS. From left: Gideon Maina (International Law Lecturer), Marius Ngenzi (PR Manager), Immaculate (Club Liasion Officer) Bernard Gitonga (PR Officer), Alexandra Bellind (VicePresident), Patrick Kamau (President), Laura Angwech (Treasurer), Maryanne Njeri (Secretary) and Mr John Lilech (Club Patron and Assistant professor of General Education).

Junior Chambers International-USIU officials attended a leadership training program held at the Rift Valley Sports Club, Nakuru from Saturday March 1 to Sunday March 2 . Club officials were trained in communication skills and their new responsibilities after which they drew up an action plan for 2008-2009.

The rugby team was also on-call for USIU defeating Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT) 24-6 at their Main campus on Saturday, March 15. On Sunday March 16, the USIU basketball ladies' team continued with their good run by defeating African Nazarene University 79-2. The male counterparts, The Tigers were handed a walk over against KCITI on the same day, while the men's hockey team drew 1-1 with Kenyatta University at the City Park Stadium. At the Hostel inter-block competition New block won 1-0. Over the Easter Holiday the Basketball and Soccer teams travelled to Egerton University for the Kenya University Sports Association (KUSA) Tournament. Flames won in their discipline by beating University of Nairobi 46-19. Tigers and the men's soccer teams lost at the semifinal to Kenyatta University (39-41) and Egerton University (3-1) respectively. At the Kenya Hockey Union Easter tournament the ladies team finished 4th while the men's team were eliminated at the quarter finals

USIU Sports teams thrive

Yalda Patron at continental forum

Ms.Diana Kolek (right), patron of YALDA club, attended the 2nd Annual African & Governance Forum in Kampala, Uganda. Held from March 4- 6, the forum - sponsored by the Commonwealth Telecommunications Organization and the Ugandan Ministry of ICT - discussed the vital role that e-governance stands to plays in the development of youth in Africa. YALDA is a club dedicated to training youth in leadership and economic empowerment.

New-elected Business Association Club officials

Staff and students of USIU in collaboration with Safari Park Hotel and other neighbouring institutions visit the IDPs in Mathare North on Thursday March 27, where they distributed food, clothing and mattresses worth over Kshs 500, 000.


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