Issue 2
13 March 2006


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Charles Darwin University
Darwin NT 0909 Australia
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TOP NEWS STORIES

Student services and amenities upgraded in the post-VSU environment

CDU is working hard to ensure that services to support and represent students are maintained after the federal government's 'voluntary student union' legislation comes into force later in the year.

CDU Nursing - still most experienced and highly regarded program

Charles Darwin University, the first in Australia to offer an external Bachelor of Nursing, continues to lead the way in nurse education, with its mix of programs evolving to suit health industry needs. Read more >>

New direction for teacher education in the Territory

CDU and the Department of Employment, Education and Training are joining forces to develop a suite of new Territory-tailored teacher education courses. Read more >>

CDU spin-off acquired by leading US company

The Hon Paul Henderson announced today (Thursday) the acquisition of IMT, an important CDU spin-off company, and innovative developer of high efficiency axial flux electric motors, by US-based company, FASCO Motors. Read more >>

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EVENTS

15 March : The power of your intellect: Protecting your intellectual property
1 April : Northern Territory Young Achiever Awards 2006
1-9 April : National Youth Week
10-13 April : Teaching & Learning week
For more information go to What's On >>
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CDU APPOINTMENTS - FOCUS ON REGIONS

Paul Fitzsimons - Director of Remote Coordination

The profile and activities of CDU's regional campuses and learning centres will now have additional support, following a new appointment in Alice Springs. Read more >>

Nyree Terry - Campus Administrator

As Nyree Terry leaves EHS this week to take up the position of Palmerston Campus Administrator, she will be missed by many who have worked with her over the 21 years she has been with the faculty and University. Read more >>

Dianne Underwood - Campus Administrator

Dianne Underwood has returned to the town she loves after 20 years to take up a new role as the Campus Administrator at CDU in Alice Springs. Read more >>

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REMOTE CAMPUSES

Alice Springs Report

Dianne Underwood provides her first report as Alice Springs Campus Administrator. Read more >>

Palmerston campus events and happenings

Nyree Terry provides her first report as Palmerston Campus Administrator. Read more >>

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INTERNATIONAL

CDU welcomes our international partners

This month representatives from two of Charles Darwin University's international Study Abroad partner institutions will visit the Casuarina campus. Read more >>

World heritage on CDU's doorstep

Students from Dublin University wanting to learn about world heritage management and experience the natural, cultural landscape of Kakadu National Park are studying at CDU. Read more >>

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VTE

CDU music students sing up a storm

Charles Darwin University Certificate II and III Music students in Alice Springs treated staff and students to a lunchtime concert at the neighbouring Centralian Senior Secondary College last week. Read more >>

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GARMA

Garma Festival in 2006

In 2006, Australia's major Indigenous Cultural Exchange event, the Garma Festival, will focus on Indigenous education and training. Read more >>

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RESEARCH

Let's Start

Territory parents have a great new tool to help their four to six year old children negotiate their way through preschool and into primary school, thanks to an innovative program starting up across Territory schools. Read more >>

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STUDENTS

Scholarships will take you places

Students enrolled in VET or Higher Education courses at CDU have responded enthusiastically to a range of scholarships available with over 45 applications received. Read more >>

Northern Universtiy Games 2006 - Get involved!

In 2006 the Northern University Games will be held on Queensland's Sunshine Coast from 2 to 6 July. Read more >>

Study overseas with international exchange

The International Office will be holding information sessions on Thursday 16 March at 2pm for CDU students wanting to go on International Exchange. Read more >>

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STAFF

Some of the best in the world

The International Women's Day Colloquium will give Territorians a chance to hear from just a few of the extraordinary women working in Darwin. Read more >>

CDU lecturer investigates North American strategies

Will American and Canadian indigenous literacy strategies work in Northern Australia? That's the question driving Associate Professor Tess Lea, Churchill Fellowship winner, as she begins a three-month academic tour of North America. Read more >>

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