Wednesday, 20 November 2019

ANNOUNCING: the USP Newsletter!

To all our alumni, students, parents, friends, faculty and faithful blog follwers,

As many of you know, our world is ever-changing, perhaps more rapidly so in recent years. One of these changes involves a shift in peoples’ attention toward different social media platforms. With this in mind, we have decided to redirect our efforts and will no longer be writing blog posts. This is a bittersweet announcement; we love the blog and know that many people enjoy reading it, so we’re sad to see it go. At the same time, we are excited to have more time and energy to invest in the USP Facebook and Instagram accounts AND... *drum roll please...*

... We would like to announce that we will be sending out regular USP newsletters starting later this week! These USP newsletters will be relatively brief—but will fill the role of keeping you up-to-date on some of the exciting goings on with USP throughout each semester. We will be including updates from each of our three Academic Emphases (Social Work, Global Health and the Interdisciplinary Emphasis) as well as highlighting student experiences, alumni updates and various and sundry other UCU news from time to time. If you are interested in receiving them—and we hope you are!! – please enter your email address here

Last month while the students were out on Rural Homestays, I had some good time to reflect. I sat, listening to the rushing of a nearby waterfall, smelling the warmth of charcoal stoves cooking dinner, and feeling the refreshing chilliness of rainy season in the mountains all while overlooking the vast, plains below stretching north from Mt. Elgon. I was struck – and continue to be struck daily by the beauty and holiness of this place. Uganda continues to teach us all, students and staff, so much. We are eager to keep sharing stories on our other platforms. Thank you to all who have faithfully read our blog over the years; we hope you continue to follow USP through our other social media platforms:
Instagram: ugandastudiesprogram
Twitter: @UGStudiesProg

To pay attention, this is our endless and proper work.”- Mary Oliver