Issue 3
27 March 2006


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Charles Darwin University
Darwin NT 0909 Australia
Phone: 08 8946 6666
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TOP NEWS STORIES

CDU Arts Award finalists announced

CDU arts award finalists announced

A classical musician, an Indigenous curator/artist and a performing artist are the finalists for the CDU Arts Award to be presented at the 2006 Northern Territory Young Achievers Awards this Saturday. Read more >>

CDU excels in national survey

The results are clear. Graduates of Charles Darwin University VET courses are easily gaining employment after completing their training. Read more >>

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EVENTS

Feature event : Northern Territory Young Achiever Awards 2006
1-9 April : National Youth Week
10-13 April : Teaching & Learning week
18-12 April : From the Waters Edge to the Red Centre - 2nd National Water Education Conference
For more information go to What's On >>
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CDU APPOINTMENTS

Dr Jun-Yi Zhang, Research Associate, School of Engineering and Logistics

Dr Jun-Yi Zhang has recently been appointed Research Associate, Atomic and Molecular Physics with the School of Engineering and Logistics at Charles Darwin University. Read more >>

Trisha Kohlweg - Secondary School Liaison Officer

Trisha Kohlweg - Secondary School Liaison Officer

CDU's Community and Access team is pleased to welcome Trisha Kohlweg as the Secondary Schools Liaison Lecturer for the Top End. Read more >>

Vicky Williams - Campus Administrator

Vicky Williams - Campus Administrator

Vicki Williams wants to encourage everyone in the greater Katherine area to access further education and training, in her new role as the Campus Administrator for CDU’s Katherine campus. Read more >>

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REMOTE CAMPUSES

Tennant Creek report

Tennant Creek report

Kate Young provides an update on the latest activities at CDU's Tennant Creek Centre. Read more >>

Yulara report

CDU’s Yulara Centre has been a hive of activity, with students continuing to enrol in many courses. Read more >>

Central Australian Expo

Central Australian Expo

Visitors to the CDU stand at the recent Chamber of Commerce NT Central Australian Expo were spoilt for choice—with food tasting, hairdressing and health checks offered by staff and students over the two day event. Read more >>

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RESEARCH

‘A nice piece of paper, but what are you going to do with it?

How does a 22 year old Elliott school teacher become a 45 year old international researcher and lobbyist on Capitol Hill in the United States? Scott Knight, CDU postgraduate student, encourages other CDU postgrads to follow their dream. Read more >>

CDU researcher heads for Arizona to study tree-rings

CDU researcher heads for Arizona to study tree-rings

Professor David Bowman has been awarded a fellowship to expand his knowledge on dendrochronology at the Laboratory of Tree-Ring Research based at the University of Arizona in the US. Read more >>

Desert 4WD tourism 'On Track' with community

Desert 4WD tourism 'On Track' with community

CDU's Dr Dean Carson heads Desert Knowledge CRC project 'On Track', a world first study engaging communities across Australia in exploring the viability of a competitive and sustainable desert tourism industry. Read more >>

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ALUMNI

Alumni membership growing rapidly

Charles Darwin University's Alumni numbers are growing rapidly, from 1 000 members this time last year to more than 6 500 CDU graduates currently registered. Read more >>

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INTERNATIONAL

Promoting CDU around the world

Promoting CDU around the world

The International Office has kicked off its promotion schedule for 2006 with activities in India, Bangladesh, the Philippines, Korea and Indonesia. Read more >>

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VTE

Gaining a diploma child's play for Brigham

Gaining a diploma child's play for Brigham

Finding employment in a suitable career is one thing Brigham Archibald won't have to worry about when he finishes secondary school later this year, thanks to the pathways offered at CDU. Read more >>

CDU training the key to success for Katherine cafe owner

CDU training the key to success for Katherine cafe owner

The owner of an Indigenous art and cyber-cafe who is planning to franchise the concept throughout Australia's cultural tourism hotspots says he owes his business success to Charles Darwin University. Read more >>

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FACULTY OF EDUCATION, HEALTH AND SCIENCE

 Storm chasers wind up

Storm chasers ‘wind’ up

Groundbreaking Tropical Warm Pool International Cloud Experiment has wound up with much praise for producing one of the most comprehensive data sets of tropical cloud properties ever collected. Read more >>

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ARTS

Tiwi, CDU and printmaking – a community partnership

Tiwi, CDU and printmaking – a community partnership

Last week Northern Editions ran a printmaking workshop at Jilamara Arts & Craft on Melville Island, Tiwi. The workshop was a follow-up to one that had been conducted earlier at Northern Edition’s studios on the University campus. Read more >>

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CDU SYMPOSIUM

Prepare for impact!

Prepare for impact! - When people and environment collide in the tropics

Some of the best minds in the region come to Darwin in May this year, to examine the impact of human intervention on tropical environments, as part of the first CDU Symposia for 2006. Read more >>

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COMMUNITY AND ACCESS

Community engagement at CDU

Universities are no longer ivory towers dispensing knowledge at arms length from their communities. Students are more aware of the world around them than ever before. Read more >>

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STUDENTS

Career ‘with meaning’ – and built for travel

Career ‘with meaning’ – and built for travel

Born in Darwin Hospital, Bachelor of Nursing student, Roland Edwards, may end up working there, but not before a lot more overseas travel. Read more >>

CDU celebrates Harmony Day

CDU celebrates Harmony Day

There were smiles all around on Tuesday 21 March as the Centre for Access and English as a Second Language came alive with colour for Harmony Day. Read more >>

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STAFF

O-Week 2006 bigger and better

O-Week 2006 bigger and better

CDU's Casuarina campus O-Week in 2006 grew bigger crowds and a more diverse range of activities compared to 2005, according to CDU market research. Read more >>

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