From Monday July 3-7, eye specialist, Eye N U Ophthalmics Ltd will hold an eye health talk and a free eye screening at the Health Center to sensitize students, staff and faculty about eye problems like keratoconus, glaucoma, computer syndrome, cataract, retinal detachment and other eye allergies.

Basketball

The ladies team was on a winning streak this past weekend after they beat Western Delight 80-32 and Strathmore University 60-57 on Saturday and Sunday respectively in the ongoing Kenya Basketball Federation (KBF) Women’s Premier League which took place at Strathmore University.

The university will remain closed on Monday, 26 June 2017 and resume classes and reopen offices on Tuesday, 27 June 2017.

Intermediate and Upper Level Japanese Courses as a minor offered through the School of Humanities and Social Science (SHSS) begin in the Fall Semester of 2017.

Assistant Professor of Journalism Dr. Dorothy Njoroge is the new chair of the Association of Media Women in Kenya (AMWIK) following the association’s Annual General Meeting held in Nairobi on Saturday, June 17. She takes over the position from career broadcaster Pamela Mburia, following a fierce contest between her and Kenya National Human Rights Commission's Patience Nyange.

The annual Fun Run will this year be held on Saturday, July 8 at the university's soccer pitch beginning at 7am. The event has been billed as a family fun affair with activities for all age groups and corporate organizations.

A single individual entry can be obtained for KES 1000, while a family of four can register for the event for on KES 3000, at the campus registration point (in front of the cafeteria) or online (www.usiu.ac.ke/funrun), or at the Office of Fundraising (1st Floor, Finance Wing, Administration Building). Every entry will receive a t-shirt, a running number and a certificate of participation.

Three undergraduate and graduate International Relations students (Kevine Ineza Maina, Maureen Wamuyu and Maisun Omer), and two faculty advisors - Dr. Elijah Munyi and Dr. David Mwambari, both Assistant Professors in International Relations - participated in the Oxford Consortium for Human Rights Workshop Series at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Switzerland, whose focus was “Global Ethics and Refugee Policy”.

The School of Science and Technology (SST) recently welcomed Prof. Nancy Muturi from the A. Q. Miller School of Journalism and Mass Communications at Kansas State University, as part of the Carnegie African Diaspora Fellowship Program (CADFP). Dr. Muturi, who heads the PR sequence at Kansas State, will spend her three months at USIU-Africa providing support to faculty and graduate students of the Master of Arts in Communication Studies, and will be hosted by Dr. Dorothy Njoroge (Assistant Professor of Journalism).

Rugby

The men’s rugby team was crowned Kaimosi 7’s champions after beating University of Nairobi (10-7) and Kenyatta University (24-14), in the ongoing Kenya Universities Sports Association (KUSA) Kings of Rugby tournament that took place at the Kaimosi Friends University College on Saturday, June 17 and Sunday, June 18. The team had previously defeated University of Eldoret (7-5) in the Nyeri 7s, following a humbling 24-0 loss to Kenyatta University during the Taita Taveta 7s leg of the tournament. The victory sees them through to the next round taking place from July 1-2 at Maseno University in Kisumu County.

Public Security Project
Public Security Prototype System built on the arduino micro controller with a motion sensor for detection and LED, a siren attached through the breadboard for alerts  and the keypad for configuration. Photo Credit: Marian Muthui

On Saturday, June 3, 2017 the School of Science and Technology in conjunction up with the Mekatilili Program and Foondi Workshops hosted a Design and Internet of Things Workshop at the Innovation and Incubation Center.