Friday, December 6, 2013

Inter-University Games Coming


DSCF4470Not only are the UCU students busy in study groups all over the campus preparing for end of semester exams,


….but in the late afternoons the sports fields are full of action as they prepare for the upcoming Inter-University Games.


From December 15 – 21, Uganda Christian University will have the privilege of hosting this event, and our students want to make a good showing on their home turf!  It is fun to watch the young ladies and men having a great time enjoying some vigorous exercise after hard days of studying.

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Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Retreating to Move Forward

DSCF4455This past weekend the Faculty of Social Sciences at UCU had a staff retreat to assess their programs, and make plans for improvement.  I was privileged to be able to take part on Sunday, joining them for their worship service and then presenting a session on the integration of faith and teaching in the social sciences.  It still amazes me that the basic principles we began teaching in our village school in Rakai, and then in our teacher training course at Timothy Centre are applicable at any level of education.  The staff members showed keen interest in learning more about how to practically bring biblical teaching to bear in their courses. This retreat was a good starting point for many more discussions and workshops... as we all do some hard thinking about faith-teaching integration. We plan to continue with professional development workshops throughout next year.  It seems that many lecturers are aware that the Bible has much to say about human nature, social relationships, public administration, counseling, community development, etc., and that this godly wisdom needs to find its way into their course planning... and into the hearts and minds of the students.

Educated Chicken


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It was a rather strange sight to find a chicken walking to the university library yesterday.  It is exam week, so maybe he has some studying to do as well!