Issue 4
10 April 2006


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CDU CONTACT DETAILS

Charles Darwin University
Darwin NT 0909 Australia
Phone: 08 8946 6666
Fax: 08 8927 0612
Email: info@cdu.edu.au
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TOP NEWS STORIES

CDU graduate wins Young Achiever of the Year award

CDU students shine at NT Young Achievers Awards

CDU was strongly represented by a number of students at the NT Young Achiever Awards 2006. Katharina Fehringer took home both the CDU Arts Award and The Young Achiever of the Year Award for the NT. Read more >>

Teaching and Learning Week commences

Celebrating excellence in teaching and learning

Every Whichway: Showcasing CDU good practice is the theme of the 2006 Teaching and Learning Week starting today. Read more >>

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EVENTS

Feature event :

Teaching & Learning week

18-21 April :

From the Waters Edge to the Red Centre - 2nd National Water Education Conference

21-22 April :

Which Bach? - A symposium exploring the manuscripts attributed to JS Bach

23-26 April :

Health Promotion Dreaming: Shifting the Sands - conference

26 April : Learning in communities of practice: A journey of the self - Free public lecture
For more information go to What's On >>
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CDU APPOINTMENTS

Lyle Mellors, Senior Advisor - School to VET programs

Lyle Mellors, Senior Advisor - School to VET programs

CDU’s Community and Access team has welcomed the former Alice Springs Campus Leader Lyle Mellors to the new position of Senior Advisor, School to VET programs. Read more >>

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REGIONAL CAMPUSES

Nhulunbuy Centre

Nhulunbuy

Sarah Hanks, Nhulunbuy Centre Coordination Officer, provides an update on recent activities, including the appointment of Carina Bekkers as Campus Administrator. Read more >>

Palmerston Campus

Palmerston

Palmerston campus is a busy place with many activities including cane toad trapping on campus by CLM students and visits by students from regional communities for cookery skills training. Read more >>

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RESEARCH

Paul Royce, CDU science student

Tackling biosecurity – an important job

CDU student Paul Royce’s PhD project to raise awareness of biological threats amongst the Kununurra community is no small task. Read more >>

Jeffrey Tsang, former CDU science student

Not all chemists wear lab coats

Former CDU science student, Jeffrey Tsang, loves every minute of his new job testing biological and geological samples from within a deep submergence vehicle 2.5 km below the ocean's surface. Read more >>

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ALUMNI

Law Building, Casuarina camps, CDU

Law reunion

CDU Law will celebrate 20 years of the degree in August. Read more >>

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INTERNATIONAL

Dr Perry Hobson, Director, THE-ICE

Breaking THE-ICE

CDU last week hosted Dr Perry Hobson, Director of the International Centre for Excellence in Tourism and Hospitality Education (THE-ICE). Read more >>

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VTE

Busy first term for VET in Schools at CDU

Busy first term for VET in Schools at CDU

CDU has been delivering VET in School programs in all corners of the Territory during Term 1. Read more >>

Ghan

Force for change in the tropics

When people in the Top End do technical training, the effect on their belief in themselves and the bigger view of the world it gives them, may be more important than the new trade they learn. Read more >>

CDU VET students win outstanding awards

CDU VET students win outstanding awards

A former Charles Darwin University VET in Schools student was honoured with a Prime Minister's Award for Skills Excellence last week. Read more >>

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TEACHING AND LEARNING WEEK

'Tools of the trade' on show in Alice Springs

'Tools of the trade' on show in Alice Springs

Lecturers at CDU's Alice Springs Campus will show off their favourite teaching tools this week as part of Teaching and Learning Week. Read more >>

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ARTS

Which Bach? Symposium

Which Bach? Symposium

On 21-22 April CDU and the School of Creative Arts and Humanities hosts Which Bach? Symposium, focusing on some of the chamber works of Johann Sebastian Bach and exploring their compositional origins. Read more >>

'Warm Up' for Creative Arts and Humanities first exhibition in 2006

'Warm Up' for Creative Arts and Humanities first exhibition in 2006

The School of Creative Arts and Humanities seek would-be-artists to submit works for 'Warm Up', a fundraising event and CAH Gallery's first exhibition in 2006. Read more >>

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CDU SYMPOSIUM

CDSS May - Prepare for Impact

Collision of minds for environment

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, for the first Charles Darwin Symposium in 2006. Read more >>

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COMMUNITY AND ACCESS

Community Engagement: What's happening at other universities?

Community Engagement: What's happening at other universities?

Linda Cuttriss, CDU's Coordinator of Community Engagement, hit the road last week visiting six universities with an aim to understanding their approach to community engagement. Read more >>

AMEP students practising English and sharing culture

Practising English and sharing culture

Adult Migrant English Program students visited Nakara Preschool recently to share their culture as part of Harmony Day celebrations. Read more >>

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STUDENTS

NT accounting students 'ahead of the rest'

Northern Territory accountancy students must be gleeful this week, with their capacity to tackle paid work going against the gloomy cautions from the Business Council of Australia. Read more >>

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STAFF

2006 Carrick Awards

2006 Carrick Awards

Teaching and Learning Development Group is supporting applications for the 2006 Carrick Awards for Australian University Teaching. The awards are a great opportunity allowing CDU staff to showcase contributions to teaching and learning. Read more >>

Philippines Ambassador visits CDU

Philippines Ambassador visits CDU

Filipino and Indigenous women gathered at CDU last week to celebrate the contribution of the Philippines to the Territory and to recognise the linkage between Filipino and Indigenous people. Read more >>

CDU's Dennis Clark joins CPA Australia

CDU Head of Law and Business School, Dennis Clark, has been elected to the NT Branch Council of CPA Australia. Read more >>

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