This Week in Pictures - 10 March 2017
Director of University Advancement Mr. James Ogolla (center right) hands over a gift pack to Director General of Communications Authority of Kenya (CAK) Mr. Francis W. Wangusi (center left) following a courtesy call on Wednesday, 8 March 2017. He was accompanied by Mr. René Denis, Audiovisual Attaché for Eastern Africa, French Embassy in Nairobi (second left). Looking on are from left: Acting Director of Consumer and Public Affairs - CAK Mr. Christopher Wambua, (left), Multimedia Services Director- CAK Eng. Leo K. Boruett (second right), and Corporate Planning Manager -CAK Ms. Emma Anne Otieno (right). The discussion between USIU-Africa, the French Embassy in Nairobi and CAK focused on potential partnership opportunities and CAK support for the proposed Bachelor of Arts in Animation and Bachelor of Arts in Film Production and Directing programs.
Filmmaker Mr. Jeff DeKock - Creative Director at Open Hand Studios - spoke to students of the Introduction to Digital Media graduate class on Friday, March 3. His guest lecture was on “The Evolution of Cinema and Photography in the Digital World”. Mr. De Kock holds a Master’s degree in Visual Anthropology from the University of Manchester.
The class is part of the Master of Arts in Communication Studies program, and is taught by Assistant Professor of Journalism Dr. Maria Canudo.
Vice Chancellor Professor Paul Zeleza, receives “Crashing” – a painting by alumna Sylvia Mwihaki from Principal Fundraising Officer Mr. Eannes Ongus (left). He purchased “Crashing” during the Art for Change Exhibition and Silent Auction held at the opening of the Freida Brown Student Center on Thursday, November 10, 2016.
A portion of the auction proceeds have been channelled into the Freida Brown Scholarship Fund which was formed with a goal of raising ES 500 Million in five years to support prospective and current students in need of financial assistance in achieving their dreams at USIU-Africa.
Ms. Wakonyo Igeria (Company Secretary/Head of Legal Services at Consolidated Bank of Kenya), Ms. Caren Wakoli (Emerging Leaders Foundation Executive Director) and Mr. Lee Karuri (Director of Dimensions Architects and Interior Designers) address the audience during the Future Leaders Summit held in the auditorium on Friday, February 17. The Future Leaders African Summit is an annual gathering of the members of the future leaders’ network - a team of successful professionals, innovative entrepreneurs and impactful global leaders committed to bringing solutions to Africa greatest challenges.
Students listen keenly during the video link interview of a candidate for the position of Dean – School of Science and Technology on Tuesday, March 7. The student focus group posed questions as they interrogated the candidate’s vision for the school. The candidates faced similar interviews from staff and faculty, members of the University Senate and Management Board, as well as individual interviews with the Vice Chancellor Prof. Paul Zeleza and the Deputy Vice Chancellor – Academic and Student Affairs Amb. Prof. Ruthie Rono.
On Tuesday, March 14, similar interviews will be conducted at the same venues for candidates for the position of Dean – School of Humanities and Social Sciences. Further details are available on email and on the electronic screens.
Members of the Jazzika Music Band during a practice session at the Music Room in the auditorium on Friday, March 3. The band comprised entirely of six USIU-Africa students was formed in August 2016.
The band can perform music from all genres, though it does have a preference for afropop and afrosoul music. Their most recent performance was at the Mr. & Miss USIU-Africa 2016 beauty pageant in November 2016.