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Here on the UCU Partners blog, we hope to connect our readers to the UCU community in various ways, including sharing stories about students, faculty members, alumni and student life. We hope you enjoy reading about the variety of ways UCU is making an impact across Uganda and beyond.

Alumnus Profile: Lubega Christopher - By Rev. Kamoga Alex, Chaplain – UCU Kampala Campus & UCU Alumnus, Child Development (25 January 2018)   Lubega Christopher is 26 years old. He comes from a humble background and  is a son to a retired civil servant and a retired midwife. He went to Mugwanya Preparatory School Kabojja for Primary Leaving Examinations, Namilyango … Continue reading Alumnus Profile: Lubega Christopher
UCU Students’ Internship in Adolescent Girl Education in Northern Uganda - By Akongo Ruth Rose, UCU Student, Mass Communications & Patty Huston-Holm, UCU Visiting Professor (7th February 2018) (In late November-early December 2017, three Uganda Christian University students in Mass Communications participated in a one-week internship focused on adolescent girl education and lead by Dr. Diane Ross with assistance by Dr. Pegi Lobb, both from Otterbein … Continue reading UCU Students’ Internship in Adolescent Girl Education in Northern Uganda
UCU Alumna Profile: Zalwango Prossy - By Rev. Kamoga Alex, Chaplain – UCU Kampala Campus & UCU Alumnus, Child Development (25 January 2018)   Zalwango Prossy is a 22 year old recent graduate of Uganda Christian University. She was born in 1995 in Seeta, Mukono District, in a family where she lived with her father, mother, and two sisters–Nakalema Suzan and … Continue reading UCU Alumna Profile: Zalwango Prossy
Student Editorial: Will there be a Cultural Gala at UCU in 10 Years from Now? - [Editor’s Note: Here on the UCU Partners blog we hope to connect our readers with the UCU community in various ways, including sharing the various happenings and conversations going on on campus. One way that we hope to do this is through showing some of the good thinking that is going on among students and faculty … Continue reading Student Editorial: Will there be a Cultural Gala at UCU in 10 Years from Now?
The African Policy Centre at UCU - By Twesiime Jordan McGurran, UCU Partners’ Research, Evaluation, and Learning Program Manager (23 December 2017). One of the most exciting recent developments at UCU is the launch of the African Policy Centre (APC).  Recognized in 2016 by the University Council, informally launched in late 2016, and then formally launched in November 2017, APC’s vision is … Continue reading The African Policy Centre at UCU
UCU Faculty Profile: Dr. Elizabeth Kizito (Agricultural & Biological Sciences) - by Patty Huston-Holm On paper, the Ugandan chicken industry looks good.  The Uganda Bureau of Statistics reported, for example, a 3.2 percent poultry production increase from 2011 to 2012. This means more local food, including eggs, and improved income for farmers. But for fourth-year Uganda Christian University (UCU) student Mulepo Allan Dickson, that’s not good … Continue reading UCU Faculty Profile: Dr. Elizabeth Kizito (Agricultural & Biological Sciences)
Reflection from UCU Vice Chancellor, The Rev. Dr. John Senyonyi - The Christian Influence Matthew 5: 13-20 Rev. Canon Dr. John Senyonyi Vice Chancellor, Uganda Christian University John Stott authored an exposition of The Sermon on the Mount titled, “Christian Counter-Culture”. He argued that a Christian life often runs counter to the cultural tide around us. He said, “We should not ask, ‘What is wrong with … Continue reading Reflection from UCU Vice Chancellor, The Rev. Dr. John Senyonyi
UCU Student Profile: Anna Betu - By Sarah Lagot Odwong (Uganda Christian University, Mass Communications Class of 2015) Anna Betu was born in 1985 to a Congolese father and a Ugandan mother in the border town of Busia, Eastern Uganda. Her father was an artist, and her mother a midwife—both parents travelled regularly. When Anna was eight years old and living … Continue reading UCU Student Profile: Anna Betu
2016 Annual Report Summary - Looking back at 2016, we are grateful for many opportunities that Uganda Partners has had to support Uganda Christian University and to connect you, our partners, with the needs and vision of UCU. In the following “photo-report,” we’ll walk through the highlights of 2016 chronologically but we trust that you will continue to see our … Continue reading 2016 Annual Report Summary
UCU Alumnus Profile: Herbert Mukuru’s Unique Journey - By Sarah Lagot Odwong Herbert Mukuru is unconventional. I met him when he was a fresh-faced first year student at Uganda Christian University. Inquisitive, jolly and sometimes mischevious, it is easy to miss the seriousness with which he engages life. Born 24 years ago at Nsambya Hospital, Herbert has spent most of his life in … Continue reading UCU Alumnus Profile: Herbert Mukuru’s Unique Journey