USIU-Africa was invited to make a presentation on “Expanding Business Opportunities for the Youth in the Fish and Poultry Sectors” during a meeting of the Board of Governors of the International Development Research Centre (IDRC) during a meeting at the International Center for Insect Physiology and Ecology (ICIPE), on Wednesday, July 5.

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Members of the newly re-elected Alumni Association Executive Committee pose with members of Alumni Association following the Annual General Meeting held on campus on Saturday, July 1, 2017. Photo Credit: Office of Alumni Affairs

The Alumni Association Annual and Special General Meeting was held on 1st July 2017 at the USIU-Africa Library Bookshop. The meeting was attended by alumni cutting across different graduation years and programs. The meeting resolved and met the compliance requirements of the Registrar of Societies as well as the strategic governance pillar defined by the sitting executive in 2015.

Members of the Alumni Association who are USIU-Africa’s staff members had an opportunity to meet with the Vice Chancellor in a event dubbed Affinity Evening held on June 30 at the Freida Brown Student Center Cafeteria. This was an opportunity for the alumni staff to interact with the Vice Chancellor in an informal setting as well as a chance to recount their experiences from the time they joined USIU-Africa as students to how they started working with USIU-Africa and what they love about the university.

The United States International University-Africa will be holding its annual Campus Choice Awards on Thursday 13 July 2017 from 7 pm to 11 pm at the Campus Auditorium. This flagship event for every Summer Semester, annually brings together students, members of faculty and staff for a celebration of achievements by recognizing and awarding distinguished members of the USIU-Africa Community in different categories. Summer being the last semester for each academic year, students, through a democratic process, nominate and vote for individuals and teams that have inspired them on campus during the particular academic year.

The Counseling Center at USIU-Africa will be hosting a VCT week from Monday 10 to Friday 14 July 2017 on campus. The VCT week is organized twice a year, during fall and summer semester. A range of activities are organized promoting the health of students, members of faculty and staff.

The diversity and multicultural aspects of our institution, USIU-Africa, have inspired the initiation of a Creatives Week which second edition will be held from Tuesday 11 July to Thursday 13 July 2017. A series of events, exhibitions and bureau conferences will be organized behind the campus cafeteria.

The student research fair series continued this week with a workshop on ideation and discovery. This was the second session in a series of five workshops which will culminate in the student research fair finale on July 26-27.

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Global Executive MBA students pose for a group photo with John E. Endicott Vice Chancellor of the Solbridge International School of Business and President of Woosong University during the students global study tour of South Korea on June 20, 2017. Photo Credit: Solbridge International School of Business.

14 members of the Chandaria School of Business Global Executive MBA program were part of the Summer 2017 Global Study Tour to South Korea where they were hosted by partner School - Solbridge International School of Business - to a round of classroom instruction, visits to industrial giants and the Kenyan embassy in Seoul.

North Korea has vowed to develop a missile mounted with a nuclear warhead that can strike the mainland US, saying the program is necessary to counter US aggression. In a show of force, the US sent the nuclear-powered USS Carl Vinson aircraft carrier to waters off the Korean peninsula, where it joined the USS Michigan, a nuclear submarine that docked in South Korea in late April. Tensions have escalated on the Korean Peninsula as the North continues to defy UN sanctions over its nuclear missile program. 

Basketball

The USIU-Africa women’s team avenged their first leg loss against fellow students Kenyatta University Oryx by stunning the latter 45-40, in the Kenya Basketball Federation (KBF) Women’s Premier League match which took place at Strathmore University on July 1.