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Video: USIU student encouraging reading culture through ‘read aloud’ events

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USIU student WanjaKibuki is on a mission to see children from marginalized schools develop their reading and writing skills. She runs an initiative called ‘VitabuVyetu’ which aims to reduce illiteracy by donating reading and writing material to primary school children. “I envision myself reaching out to the hard-stricken areas where they have no access to education and set up schools ... Read More »

USIU unveils School of Science and Technology in ‘green building’

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United States International University – Africa (USIU-A) has launched a high-tech school of Science and Technology building that will house science courses including a pharmacy degree program set to start in May 2015. The new USIU School of Science and Technology is a high-tech “green building”, designed to save energy. “The lights in the building are integrated with motion sensors ... Read More »

What it takes to participate in the 48-hour film project

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The 48-hour film competition is an idea that was started by Mark Ruppert in 2001 because he wanted to challenge filmmakers to see what they can do in a single weekend. Nairobi joined the 48ers bandwagon in 2013 and it was so successful that it saw even more teams join in 2014 including USIU-Africa. The competition requires people to use ... Read More »

The lows and highs of 2014

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It has been a mixed bag of events for university students in Kenya. As a writer, I have been following some of the events that happened in various campuses and as the year ends, I share some of the highlights here. Deaths In comparison to last year, 2014 has experienced a significant of student deaths. Although we don’t have the ... Read More »

PRSK names USIU student as Young Communicator of the Year

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Samuel Waitathu Kariuki, a senior majoring in Journalism with a concentration in Public Relations at USIU-Africa’s School of Science and Technology, was been recognized as the Young Communicator of the Year by the Public Relations Society of Kenya (PRSK) in a gala event. This year, the awards received fifty nine entries and following adjudication by a panel of judges, thirteen ... Read More »

USIU graduation (Photos)

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United States International University – Africa held its graduation on Saturday 23rd August where a record 1313 graduands were awarded undergraduate and graduate degrees in 18 programs. Speaking at the commencement ceremony, the Vice Chancellor Prof. Freida Brown noted that the rising status of the African continent requires graduates with the international orientation and the high quality education to meet the ... Read More »

USIU awards record graduating class as VC announces research funding

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United States International University – Africa held its graduation on Saturday 23rd August where a record 1313 graduands were awarded undergraduate and graduate degrees in 18 programs. Speaking at the commencement ceremony, the Vice Chancellor Prof. Freida Brown noted that the rising status of the African continent requires graduates with the international orientation and the high quality education to meet ... Read More »

USIU unveils new brand identity with emphasis on Africa (Photos)

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The United States International University has adopted Africa into its name as well as unveiled a new logo.  Speaking at an ‘unmasking’, Prof. Freida Brown, USIU Africa’s Vice Chancellor said the new identity will align with the institutions responsibility of contributing positively to Africa’s redevelopment. “The rebranding coincides with our 45th anniversary in the region and at a time when ... Read More »

USIU twins helping correct smiles through Operation Smile

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Born in Eldoret 21-year olds Gurprakash Singh Sagoo (Gups) and Harsimran Kaur Sagoo (Simmy) are twins passionate about charity and helping the less fortunate in the society. “I’ve always wanted to help people, to be an agent of change in my community in some way,” says Simmy. Gups adds, “Ever since I was young, I dreamt of being rich so ... Read More »

USIU vs Strathmore Happy Dance: Pass or Fail?

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So Pharell’s Happy Dance is all the hype, or rather was all the hype last month. Pharell has managed to do what years of seminars and coaching has been unable to do: Bring down the wall that is corporate rigidity. Not to be left behind by the Happy Song wave, Strathmore and USIU let loose and released their own renditions ... Read More »

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