Issue 5
24 April 2006

Having trouble viewing enews? Go to


>> Subscribe to enews

>> enews feedback

>> view all issues


Charles Darwin University
Darwin NT 0909 Australia
Phone: 08 8946 6666
Fax: 08 8927 0612



As the Top End prepares for Cyclone Monica, ensure you have taken the necessary precautions. Read more >>

CDU receives $37 million for skills shortage training

CDU receives $37 million for skills shortage training

Employment Education and Training Minister, Syd Stirling, visited CDU's Casuarina campus last week to announce $37 million in funding for CDU to train more Territorians. Read more >>

Go to top of page


23-26 April :

Health Promotion Dreaming: Shifting the Sands - conference

26 April-14 May : The Australian Innovation Festival
2 May : CDU Public Lecture Series: The importance of nursing
6 May : DSO presents Mostly Mozart - A celebration
For more information go to What's On >>
Go to top of page


Unlocking the secrets of disease in pawpaw and strawberries

Unlocking the secrets of disease in pawpaw and strawberries

Bioscience North Australia at CDU is unlocking the secrets of a pathogen that causes disease in pawpaw and strawberries. Read more >>

New tropical doctorate for land managers

For the first time in Australia, land managers can advance their career via a practical qualification in environmental management with clear links to industry. Read more >>

AWA Conference

National conference told Indigenous cultural values must be considered in water management

A CDU researcher has told a National Water Education Conference how Aboriginal people in the Anmatyerr region of Central Australia are starting to be heard on the cultural values of water. Read more >>

Go to top of page


Dr Ian Jarvis Brown

Alumni profile - Dr Ian Jarvis Brown

Dr Ian Jarvis Brown was admitted to the degree of Doctor of Philosophy (Arts) at the Northern Territory University (now Charles Darwin University) in October 2002. Read more >>

Go to top of page


New medium for an old lore

22 young Indigenous students with a passion for music travelled more than 700kms from Groote Eylandt to CDU’s Casuarina campus last week. Read more >>

Go to top of page


CDU/NTG staff sharing framework

A framework for shared staffing arrangements with the NT Government has been developed. Read more >>

Go to top of page


Nursing under the spotlight at CDU Public Lecture Series

Nursing in the 21st Century - CDU Public Lecture Series

The CDU Public Lecture Series kicks off with Di Brown, Professor of Clinical Nursing, CDU and Department of Health and Community Services opening the series on 2 May. Read more >>

Go to top of page


Printmaking in Kakadu

Printmaking in Kakadu creates new Indigenous enterprise

Creative spirit, innovation and development in Indigenous arts have not been dampened by the recent downpours in Kakadu National Park. Read more >>

CDU hosts world renowned Bach scholar

CDU hosts world renowned Bach scholar

Dr Yo Tomita, guest lecturer at the recent ‘Which Bach?’ Symposium, hosted by CDU, provided insight into the compositional origins of some of the chamber works of Johann Sebastian Bach. Read more >>

Photo competition

Photo competition

CDU's Alice Springs campus library is inviting staff, students and the community to start snapping entries for its National Library Week Photo Competition. Read more >>

Art forums

Art forums

The School of Creative Arts and Humanities presents art forums during April and May. Read more >>

Fun way to learn music

A fun way for children to learn music

Learning music need not be hard work. CDU's keyboard program is a systematic and enjoyable way for young children to learn keyboard instruments without compromising any musical standards. Read more >>

Go to top of page


Community and Access – Community engagement: what is the difference?

Community and Access is one of the four core business areas at CDU along with Teaching and Learning, Research and Business Development. Community engagement is part of Community and Access along with the other three areas of Regional and Remote, Indigenous Support and Articulated Pathways. Read more >>

Go to top of page


Stephen Okot

From Africa to CDU – Stephen beats the odds

Stephen Okot’s journey to a career in social work has been more difficult than most. Read more >>

CDU's Rose of Tralee entrants

Rose of Tralee

The Darwin Rose Pageant was officially launched last week with three CDU students all hoping to take top spot to represent Darwin at the International Rose of Tralee Festival in Ireland later this year. Read more >>

CDU students receive Foundation for Young Australians scholarships

Two CDU students were recently successful in their application for the Foundation for Young Australians Indigenous Youth Leadership Programme. Read more >>

Go to top of page


Dr Eileen Poeter

Ground water science gathers momentum at lecture series

CDU recently hosted a major lecture by high profile US scientist Dr Eileen Poeter on groundwater research, as part of the national 2006 Darcy Lecture Tour. Read more >>

It's Budget time - what's in it for business?

The NT and Federal Budgets 2006/07 will be handed down on May 2 and 9 respectively. Join a host of panel speakers, including CDU's Bala Nadarajah, at a post-Budget breakfast on Thursday 11 May. Read more >>

CDU’s ‘winning ways’ on display

CDU’s ‘winning ways’ on display

Teaching and Learning Week was a great hit with CDU staff recently, which included the launch of the Tools of the Trade website and library display, featuring Alice Springs lecturing staff showing of their teaching tools. Read more >>

Learning in communities of practice: a journey of the self

Dr Etienne Wenger presents ‘Learning in communities of practice: a journey of the self’, at CDU's Mal Nairn Auditorium, Casuarina campus on Wednesday 26 April from 12.30pm to 1.30pm. Read more >>

Go to top of page


Gweneth Norris - Professor of Management (Accounting)

Gweneth Norris recently arrived at CDU to take up the position of Professor of Management (Accounting) with the School of Law and Business. Read more >>

Carina Bekkers

Carina Bekkers

If moving from Melbourne and starting as the new Campus Administrator for CDU in Nhulunbuy weren't enough, Carina Bekkers also had a cyclone on her hands during her first week in the job. Read more >>

Go to top of page


Katherine floods

Katherine floods

CDU's Katherine Campus, 16 kilometres north of the town, has helped to provide assistance to businesses and residents affected by last week's flooding. Read more >>

Alice Springs campus

Alice Springs Campus

CDU’s recent Teaching and Learning Week and a Career Advisor’s Day are just a few of the highlights over the past few weeks at Alice Springs campus. Read more >>

Jabiru Centre

Jabiru Centre

A long wet-season may have made road access to many Top End communities impossible, but staff at CDU’s Jabiru Centre have taken to the air to ensure training continues to be delivered. Read more >>

Go to top of page