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.

USIU-Africa hosted the first ever Annual Scholars’ Bazaar presided over by University Trustee Dr. Kevit Desai and the Vice Chancellor Prof. Paul Zeleza on Wednesday, June 14 in the library bookshop. The event also recognized the research efforts of the 103 faculty members and their publications in over 70 international referred journals and books in the academic year 2015-16.

On Thursday, June 15, USIU-Africa signed two Memorandums of Understanding with the Kenya Red Cross Society (KRCS) and the Boma International Hospitality College (BIHC) creating a partnership in hospitality management, education, research and other development activities between the three institutions.

The School of Humanities and Social Sciences hosted the first Criminology and Criminal Justice Conference from June 15-16, 2017, themed “Challenges in the Administration of Justice and Emerging Crimes in East Africa”. The two day conference was well attended by scholars and practitioners in the local and regional criminal justice system.

The conference aimed at creating a platform for attendees to come up with solutions relating to crime and justice, especially at the time that many countries and faced with problems in responding to crime and especially emerging crime. The keynote speakers were the Director of Criminal Investigation (DCI) in Kenya, Mr. Ndegwa Muhoro and the honorable Justice Prof. Joel Mwaura Ngugi Judge of the High Court of Kenya.

The Vice Chancellor Prof. Paul Zeleza delivered the keynote address at the UNESCO Sub-Regional Workshop  on "Mobilizing higher education and distance learning assets, capabilities and networks to help accelerate progress towards Sustainable Development Goal 4 and the Agenda 2063 literacy targets in sub-Saharan Africa" from June 13-15 at the Nairobi Hilton.

The Chandaria School of Business has introduced to 2 new concentrations in the existing Master of Business Administration program, to replace widely-popular Global Executive Master of Business Administration program.