Calendar of events - 25th Anniversary Celebrations 2014





JanuaryLaunch of 25th Anniversary CelebrationsCDU webInformation on the history of tertiary education in the Northern Territory, anniversary events and projects
JanuaryBeagle Connections IT KioskBeagle Deck, CDU Library, CasuarinaTouch Screen kiosk bringing together  information on the University's namesake, Charles Darwin
12 FebruaryProf Tim Berra6pm, Mal Nairn AuditoriumPublic Lecture: Charles Darwin: The Concise Story of an Extraordinary Man. Hosted by CDU as a 25th  Anniversary event
21 FebruaryProf Tim Berra5.30pm Blue 1.1.01Public Lecture ' Darwin and His Children: His Other Legacy' Hosted by CDU as a 25th Anniversary Event 
22 March25th Anniversary Celebrations Gala DinnerDarwin Convention CentreGala Dinner to celebrate 25 years of university education in the NT at the Darwin Waterfront Convention Centre. Attended by over 800 people including  CDU staff, students, NT Government and community leaders and members, CDU partners and afiliated organisations
22 MarchLaunch of An Eventful Journey: The Evolution of Charles Darwin University25th Anniversary DinnerBooklet by Emeritus Professor Charles Webb outling the history of development of the Territory's University.
22 MarchPremiere documentary film Our University: A Brief History of CDU25th Anniversary DinnerShort film bringing together a series of Oral Histories and historic news items and images on the development of the NT's University
AprilLaunch of the  University Oral History ProjectCDU web, CDU libraryRecorded audiovisual histories from 17 significant people in the University's past. Short interviews can be accessed through Oral Histories on the 25th Anniversary website; full versions available through the CDU Library E Space
March - AugustExhibition of Historic News ArticlesVarious campus locations 2014Poster display of 30  historic news articles from the University's past
12 May

Book launch: From Hospital to University - A Northern Territory Nursing Story 

4.30pm Speaker's Green, Parliament House DarwinHistory book on Nursing Education in the NT by Ms Janie Mason
21 JuneAlice Springs Campus Anniversary Garden PartyCDU Alice Springs CampusCelebratory function for CDU staff, students, NT community members and leaders, University friends and partners.
30 JuneOpening Sitzler Court Student Area5.30pm International House, Casuarina CampusRenovation and re-opening of the Sitzler Court  student recreation area to mark 20th anniversary of the original opening and 25th anniversary of university education NT
16 July

Charles Darwin Oration: Prof Janet Browne

Charles Darwin: His Life in Public and Private.  

5 - 7pm, Nitmiluk Lounge, Parliament House, DarwinInaugural Charles Darwin Oration by CDU's inaugural Charles Darwin Scholar, Prof Janet Browne, Harvard University, to celebrate the University's namesake
24 July

 Charles Darwin Oration: Prof Janet Browne

Charles Darwin: His Life in Public and Private

5-7pm Higher Education lecture theatre, CDU Alice Springs campusCharles Darwin Oration by CDU's inaugural Charles Darwin Scholar, Prof Janet Browne, Harvard University.
22 July

Book launch: A History Written in Metal: Commemorative Plaques at CDU's Casuarina Campus, 1972 - 2013

 3.30pm Mal Nairn Auditorium Foyer, CDU Casuarina CampusHistory book by Dr Steven Farram on CDU commemorative plaques. Images of plaques also available on 25th Anniversary website under Gallery.
14 AugustPalmerston Campus Anniversary Cocktail FunctionLakeside, CDU Palmerston CampusCocktail function including displays and memorabilia for Palmerston Campus staff and students, selected University partners  and community leaders
24 August25th anniversary Display CDU Open DayMal Nairn Auditorium Foyer, Casuarina CampusDisplay and information about the University's 25 year history
30 OctoberCDU Katherine Campus Anniversary Cocktail Event Godinymayin Yijard Rivers Arts and Cultural Centre KatherineCocktail function to celebrate CDU and Katherine  Rural Campus history and role in the Katherine community
NovemberCDU Alumni Anniversary EventCDU Casuarina CampusLaunch of CDU Foundation 25th Anniversary Appeal