D A Y S T A R
INFOSPOT A Weekly Newsletter of Daystar University, Published by the Vice-Chancellor’s Office.
April 3 - 10, 2008 KEEPING YOU IN TOUCH Issue 11/08
Nairobi Campus in Successful Academic Week
The Nairobi Campus students held a successful Academic Minute Maid 5 Alive juices. Exhibitors included Parents
Week last week from the 26th to 28th March at the campus. magazine, AMREF, Strategic PR, Daystar University and
The crowning event for the second annual leg of the fete Escom Computers. This year’s theme of ‘Unifying Our
was a glamorous and well-attended dinner at the Grand Diversity through Education’ was well addressed both
Regency Hotel on the evening of Friday 28th March. The during the week and by the main speaker at the dinner
dinner was graced by Ambassador Bethwel Kiplagat and who called on the youth of the country to unite.
Dr Henry Karugu who represented Equity Bank CEO Dr Another highlight of the week was the Intervarsity Quiz,
James Mwangi who was out of the country. a game show that drew entry from 6 universities. These
Dean of Postgraduate Dr James Kombo represented the were JKUAT, Mt Kenya University, University of Nairobi,
university administration at the dinner and handed gifts for Catholic University, Kenya School of Monetary Studies
various guests who had graced the weeklong event. Among and the hosts Daystar. UoN emerged final winners and
these was Dr Eric Kimani, CEO Sameer Africa who gave a received their award at the dinner. The convenor was
keynote speech on Thursday. Talk show host Louis Otieno DUSA Academics Representative Anne Njathi, assisted
of Citizen TV, Strategic PR CEO Caesar Handa and by an able and committed committee. The team wish to
Psychiatrist, Dr Frank Njenga. send their heartfelt appreciation to all those who supported
The week was possible courtesy of the sponsors Equity the 2nd Annual Nairobi Campus Academic Week in one
Bank and Beverage Services Kenya who manufacture way or another.
The God of Application For The Kosin Exchange Update on the Textbook
all grace, Applications are invited from all students who may wish to spend the
next academic year (2008-2009) in Kosin, South Korea. Application forms
who hath In August 2007 the Management introduced
are available in the DVC Academic’s Office. They should be filled and
called us returned not later than Friday 11th April 2008. Kindly note the following: a fee of Ksh 1,250 per semester to begin the
unto his 1) Students should be able to pay one year’s tuition and boarding process of stocking the Textbook Loan
fees. Program. The total annual fee is 2,500 and
eternal 2) Students should have a G.P.A of not less than 3.00 will bring in Ksh 7,000,000. To date, 2,547 of
glory by 3) Bible major students will have an added advantage the 2,760 books ordered (over 92%) have been
4) All students from other majors should be ready to take at least a received. They have been and continue to be
Christ Bible minor. processed. Watch the notice boards near the
Jesus, after For any further information, please contact Grace Kabuye at 0734 414 libraries for a listing of the books received.
433 or 0724 044 905. Interviews will be conducted on 2nd May 2008. In the meantime the departments have
that ye have submitted their lists of books to be purchased
suffered a Safaricom IPO at Daystar Posta for the next academic year. The requisition will
Daystar members are informed that Postal Corporation of Kenya has go to the Procurement Department by the end
while, make entered into agency arrangement with CFC Financial Services to receive of February so that we will not experience the
you perfect, share applications from the members of the public for the Safaricom IPO late arrival of books that happened in the
and make refunds for applicants who will not have succeeded because current year.
stablish, of over-subscription. Students should be aware that the total cost
strengthen, The process entails, filling in the application form, CDS form and of purchasing the books for the program is
disclaimer form which are available at Daystar University Post Office estimated at around Ksh 70,000,000 and thus
settle you. and other offices offering PostaPay. To avoid long lines and time wastage the current procurement can only be expected
visit Daystar University Post Office and apply at your convenient time. to add 10% of the books each year. It is
For more information call us on: 045-26345 or 0734-159221. understood that this is not where we would like
1 Peter 5:10 to be; our goal is that every student should
Mailing List Reminder have a book for every course. However, having
This is a final reminder to all students who may wish to have a guest 20% of the books is better than 0%.
invited for graduation. They should forward the full name, address, title The Textbook Loan Committee is working on
and organisation the person represents to corporate Affairs Department other proposals intended to stock the Loan
or email the details to email@example.com by Wednesday 9th April 2008. Program at a rate higher than 10% per year.
This will facilitate the department in updating the mailing list and invite We will keep you informed regarding the
the person. This does not include friends and family memebers invited progress of the process.
by graduands directly. You are also reminded that the guests invitations Jon Masso, Chairman
will be done centrally from the department and no cards will be issued
for separate invitation. Textbook Loan Committee
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CMT Graduation event will be to gain inspiration from our alumni
who have made it out there as they will receive Reminders From the
On 20th March 2008, Christian Ministries and
Training (CMT) graduated 15 students with a
excellent awards from the department.Ms. Joyce Registrar’s Office
Rugaita, Sales Executive, Air Malawi, Kenya, a The University Registrar would like to remind
certificate course in editing skills. former Daystarian will speak on the topic; “What students the following:
Dr. Levi Obonyo, Lynette Kariuki, Paul Mbutu does it take to be the cutting edge in the job o That anybody who has not had their
and Margaret Irungu facilitated the course, market?” A couple of other guests will be there.
which, ran for two weeks. invoice stamped should not be in class.
All are welcomed. o The last day of classes will be on
Speaking at the ceremony, the Director of Wednesday, April 30th 2008
Research Publications and Consultancy Prof.
Faith Nguru who was the guest of honour Counselling Alert o Pre-registration for Blocks and August
semester ends on Friday, 28th March
congratulated the students and reminded them Some Traumatic reactions are normal. Indeed, 2008.All forms must be submitted at the
that whatever God has given, there is a some may pass by themselves with time. Admission and Records Office.
responsibility attached to it. She reminded However you need to know when to seek o New applicants for HELB Loans are
the students that as they practice editing, the professional help. Just like it’s sensible to check requested to pick the forms from the
voice of the author needs to be heard in the in with a doctor when you’ve got a severe case of Finance office. Deadline for this will be on
final edited work.” flu, talking to a trained counselor after a traumatic the 31st July 2008.
CMT Coordinator, Mr. Paul Mbutu gave them event can be very helpful. We have come up with
a few names of some successful media
personalities who had trained at Daystar and
a common schedule where the counselors in
Daystar will be involved in helping the community.
asked them to come back because ‘Daystar This will be done from Monday to Friday. The The Star of Excellence Award ceremony is here
once again. It will be held on 11th April 2008 at
has all the answers for all their training counseling room is No.18S-G02, BCC- Ground the Royal Nairobi Golf Club off Ngong Road,
questions’. Floor, next to the Shine FM Office at Athi River next to Mimosa Courts. This year’s event will
Also present at the ceremony were Margaret Campus. You are welcome to choose any of the be nothing short of exceptional and glamorous.
Munene and Bill Rowe, both of CMT. listed counselors at the specified time. For The event whose theme is “Celebrating
enquiries get in touch with Peterson Mwangi, Ext. excellence and diversity” is expected to attract
Holy Land Tour 189, Athi River Campus .0722695131, high profile guests. All students and staff
The holy land tour has been scheduled and firstname.lastname@example.org members are asked to plan to attend.
split into two groups because of examinations.
The first group will travel on 14 to 26 and th
Bibilia SACCO AGM Involvement Interviews
the second group on 18th to 30th May 2008.
All members of Bibilia Sacco are hereby reminded Interviews for editorial posts at Involvement
The last date for payment will be 15th April 2008.
of the 2008 Annual General Meeting that will take have been rescheduled to April 11, 2008, 9-
Yellow fever vaccine is a requirement for those
place on Saturday 12th April 2008 at 9:30 a.m. in 11:30 a.m. in the Small Dining Room, Athi River.
travelling to Egypt. No visa applicant will be
Nairobi Pentecostal Church, Valley Road. The interviews will be held in 20-minute time
processed without the yellow fever card.
The agenda of the meeting will include reports slots. Applicants are invited to indicate what
from the chairman and the treasurer, dividends time slot would best work for them on a sheet
Medical Scheme for on 2007 deposits and 2009 Budget among others. in the Communication Department office. This
Students 2007/08 You are all asked to promptly plan to attend. should be done by 11:30 a.m., April 9.
Students are reminded that medical cover is
mandatory for all students in the University Disposal of Obsolete Items DUGSA Elections
except those in Continuing Education and those Daystar University wishes to dispose all the In view of the fact that most of positions for
with personal medical cover who must however obsolete items in the Central Stores at the Athi DUGSA office have been taken up unopposed,
show evidence in form of a letter from the River Campus to all interested faculty, staff, and elections will only be held for the chairperson’s
insurance company. The Daystar cover is students. Disposal will be in two stages. Internally position between Isaac Wambua and Sarah
offered by APA and the premium is Ksh 15,000 through tendering and externally by public auction Malaki. The Campaign period began on 1st of
with effect from 13th August 2007 to 14th August for the remainder of the items. April and will go to 7th April. Vote casting will
2008. Chancery Wright Insurance Brokers are A list of all items to be disposed has been be on 9th April in both campuses from 9.30 am
the brokers for the university. The cover limits categorized into lots and placed on all notice to 12.30 pm. Winner will be announced the
for inpatient is Ksh 1 million, outpatient is Ksh same day in Athi River Campus.
boards. Sale for new items will be subject to
50,000, dental is Ksh 5000 and optical is Ksh reserve prices while scrap and old items will be
5000. All chronic diseases are covered while sold competitively. Interested bidders are Appointment
pre-existing conditions are covered up to a limit therefore requested to make arrangements for Mrs. Dinah Kirwa, the Human Resource
of 250,000. HIV/AIDS and related cases are viewing and submit bids for all our specific items. Manager reported on 1st April 2008. She came
covered up to a limit of Ksh 250,000. The last This will commence on 1st April 2008 to 11th April from Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital,
expense is Ksh. 50,000. The service providers 2008. Eldoret where she served as the Human
include the university Clinic in Athi River and Drop your sealed bids, addressed to the DVC- Resource and Training Manager.
Nairobi Campus, Nairobi Hospital, Acacia FAP Office and clearly marked ‘Tender for
Medical Centre, Nairobi West Hospital, Aga disposal of obsolete items’ in the Tender box
Khan Hospital in Nairobi, Kisumu and located next to the Executive Canteen in Nairobi Chapel Diary
Mombasa, Executive Dental at Lonroh house Campus latest by Friday the 11th April 2008 at Athi River Campus
and Star Optics Kaunda street etc. A 12pm.
comprehensive list of medical provider’s country Tuesday 8th April
wide is available at the Human Resources DUSA Executive Speaker: Peter Masindano
Department. In order to get a medical card, Topic: Letting God have
The Dean of Students wishes to inform students
students must submit a passport size photo to his way
that in accordance with the current DUSA
the Human Resources Department and Thursday 10th April
constitution, the DUSA executive comprises of the
complete a medical form available in the same Small Groups
department in order to process the medical card.
1. The Chairperson Nairobi Campus
In the absence of the medical card, contact the
2. The Vice Chairperson and Secretary Tuesday 8th April
Human Resources Department in Athi River
Campus or Student Development Office in Speaker: Dr. Bernard Boyo
3. General Secretary
Nairobi Campus for assistance.
4. Secretary Social Welfare Topic: Standing in Solidarity with others
Thursday 10th April
Commerce Award Fete 5. Secretary Sports
Speaker: Julisa Rowe
Commerce Academic Affairs Committee will 6. Secretary Clubs and Associations
7. The Treasurer Topic: Peace Building (Drama)
hold its year 2007/2008 award fete on 9th April (No Small Groups
2008 in the Amphitheatre from 1:30pm. The 8. ISADU Chairperson
The positions above are therefore to be filled in Friday 11th April
theme of the event will be “Excellence is not Speaker: Felix Siele
only a skill; it’s an attitude”. The purpose of the 2008/2009 DUSA elections on the 23rd of April
2008. Topic: Contact Without Contamination
Daystar University, P.O. Box 44400-00100, Nairobi, Kenya. Tel. 2723002/3/4 or 045-22601/2/3. Web: www.daystar.ac.ke