Friday, June 6, 2008
One of the newest members of our expanding Global Modules network is Kenyatta University. Kenyatta is Kenya's second largest public university and it is located just outside Nairobi, Kenya. I was fortune enough to visit the university this past November and they were enthusiastic in their support of creating more substantial ties to international universities. The Vice-Chancellor, Professor Olive Mugenda, the Director of University of Advancement, Professor Frederick Gravenir, and the Director of International Programs, Professor Caroline Thoruwa graciously took time out of their busy schedules to meet with me to discuss the Global Modules project and ways that our two schools could work together. This last semester Dr. Michael Mwaura from Kenyatta combined with Dr. Cameron Webster from Champlain to run a discussion focusing on African poetry and perceptions of adulthood and community.