Issue 11
3 July 2006


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NORTHERN EDITIONS
FEATURE PRINT

Northern Editions Feature Print

Rover Thomas

Tokyo Crossroads 1996

Etching


TOP NEWS STORIES

CDU leader in Indigenous employment

CDU leader in Indigenous employment

CDU is committed to providing more job opportunities for Indigenous Australians and to becoming the workplace of first choice for Indigenous people in the Territory after signing an MOU last week. Read more >>

CDU students get jobs

Jobs go to CDU students

CDU tourism and hospitality students are in hot demand with local Territory businesses. Read more >>

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EVENTS

Engineering Excellence Awards 2006

Feature Event: 2006 Engineering Excellence Awards Dinner

CDU's Casuarina Campus is the focal point for engineers Australia-wide when it hosts the prestigious Engineering Excellence Awards Gala Dinner this month. Read more >>

8-12 July : 31st Australasian Conference on Combinatorial Mathematics and Combinatorial Computing
12-19 July : 17th Australasian Workshop on Combinatorial Algorithms
For more information go to What's On >>
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MID YEAR ENROLMENT

TEP is TOPS

TEP is TOPS

Do you want to change your life or kick start a new career path? CDU is offering opportunities during July to do something about it. Read more >>

GET into VET

GET into VET

Want to kick start your career? CDU can help you fast track your VET enrolment for Semester 2 with special information days this month at CDU’s Casuarina, Palmerston and Alice Springs campuses. Read more >>

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RESEARCH

Professor Wasson visits Pakistan

Research that will change lives in Pakistan

CDU researchers are working with colleagues from Punjab University and government agencies in Pakistan to help solve a critical water problem. Read more >>

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INTERNATIONAL

The secret life of birds

The secret life of birds

The social, mating and nesting behaviour of birds in the Top End’s savannas country are under the spotlight as part of a joint research project between CDU and Japanese biologists. Read more >>

International recipes

International recipes

Wonderful aromas have been filling the rooms of North Flinders International House courtesy of 19 Indonesian nursing students. Today they share one of their recipes with e-news readers, providing a variation to an old favourite.

Download the International nursing students fried rice recipe (.pdf, 260kb)

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VTE

Nestle's Golden Chefs Hat regional finals

Nestle's Golden Chefs Hat regional finals

CDU's School of Tourism and Hospitality, along with Nestlé and the Australian Culinary Federation, will host the Nestlé’s Golden Chef’s Hat regional finals on 5 July. Read more >>

Imagination Unlimited

Unlimited Imagination when it comes to hair

There was no such thing as a bad hair day at CDU's Imagination Unlimited hair and beauty showcase last week. Read more >>

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FACULTY OF TECHNOLOGY

31st Australasian Conference for Combinatorial Mathematics and Combinatorial Computing

Number crunching in Alice

Overseas and interstate guest speakers will be heading to the Northern Territory this month for the 31st Australasian Conference for Combinatorial Mathematics and Combinatorial Computing. Read more >>

CDU hosts ICOOPMA2006

CDU will host the first International Conference on the Optical and Optoelectronic Properties of Materials and Applications in the Mal Nairn Auditorium from 16 -20 July 2006. Read more >>

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NT GOVERNMENT PARTNERSHIP

CDU/NTG Newsletter Edition 4

CDU/NTG Newsletter Edition 4

For the latest news on the CDU/NTG Partnership view the June edition of the partnership newsletter (.pdf, 223kb).

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COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT

25th birthday celebrations for MBCNT

25th birthday celebrations for Multilingual Broadcasting Council of the NT

The Multilingual Broadcasting Council of the NT celebrated 25 years of multilingual broadcasting last weekend 25 June. Read more >>

Seminar on work-based learning that benefits the student and the workplace

Community sector NGOs, business and industry groups, local and NT government, individual employers, CDU staff and students are invited to a seminar on ‘Work-based Learning for Mutual Benefit’. Read more >>

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STUDENTS

CDU students off to Northern Uni Games

CDU students off to Northern Uni Games

Thirty CDU students will travel to the Northern University Games on the Sunshine Coast this week to compete in AFL, mixed netball and women’s volleyball. Read more >>

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STAFF

Staff professional development courses

Make 2006 the year of professional development

CDU's People Management and Development division has unveiled the new Staff Professional Development Course Calendar for 2006. Read more >>

Ana the Young Professional of the Year

Anastasia Govan, a former part time lecturer at CDU has been recognised as the National Young Professional of the Year. Read more >>

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CDU APPOINTMENTS

Dr Ian Field

Dr Ian Field

Dr Iain Field commenced on 5 June as a research fellow with the School for Environmental Research in a joint position with the Australian Institute of Marine Science. Read more >>

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CDU PRESS

CDU Press

Crossing Cultures

Charles Darwin University Press announces the soon-to-be-released Crossing Cultures: Art, Politics and Identity, edited by Sylvia Kleinert. Read more >>

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ARTS

Tokyo Crossroads

Northern Editions feature print

This colored edition of Rover Thomas’s iconic print depicts an image of crossroads. When asked where it was the artist replied that it could be “anywhere—'Tokyo, America or the East Kimberley”. The artist stood at all of these crossroads at some point in his life.

Crossroads were a favourite subject for the artist—one of the signatures of his unique style—perhaps because traditional songs and stories often deal with journeys and meetings between all kinds of beings.

The artist also spent much of his life wandering—first from the desert of his birthplace, to the East Kimberley as a stockman, and then all over the world as one of Australia's foremost Aboriginal artists. His fascination with ‘modern day’ ways of travel and meeting, as at the crossroads, reflects both traditional themes and his own life experience.

Rover Thomas was born c. 1926 in the Great Sandy Desert, and died in 1998. He was a Kukatja / Wangkajunka man, a stockman and labourer, and a world famous artist. His works are held in major public and private collections in Australia and overseas.

Rover’s print is part of Northern Editions latest exhibition, Collectors Editions: iconic Waringarri prints from the Kimberley, showing from 29 June to 28 July, Building 33, Casuarina Campus.

Visit the Northern Editions website for further information about this and future exhibitions.

Calling volunteers for the 2006 Darwin Festival

Calling volunteers for the 2006 Darwin Festival

2006 Darwin Festival, August 10-27, is calling for volunteers to provide their invaluable assistance to this year’s amazing program of events. Read more >>

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REGIONAL CAMPUSES

Nhulunbuy Campus

Nhulunbuy

Over the last two weeks CDU’s Nhulunbuy Campus has been busy strengthening existing contacts resulting in promising new prospects. Read more >>

Palmerston Campus

Palmerston

Palmerston Campus will busy over the following month with semester two enrolment days on 13-14 July, and orientation on 24 July. Read more >>

Yulara Centre

Yulara

Yulara Centre has recently increased its student numbers with 35 students enrolled in hospitality certificate's II through IV. Read more >>

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ALUMNI

Dr Peter Wood

Not your average academic

Peter Wood is not your average academic, far from it actually. Read more >>

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