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Issue 15
28 August 2006

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Timothy Cook
Minga 2006
Sugarlift, foul-bite and aquatint etching


Good Universities Guide 2007

The employment prospects of CDU graduates have improved according to the latest Good Universities Guide 2007.

CDU scored above the national average in another five areas including gender balance and Indigenous participation.

AUQA adds CDU to good practice database

CDU has been added to the Australian Universities Quality Agency (AUQA) Good Practice Database.

The AUQA Good Practice Database is another step forward in the promotion of high-quality practices in the Australian higher education sector.

CDU’s selection was derived from commendations by AUQA audits of Australian universities and state accrediting agencies.

For more information visit


Creative citizenship - the creative life of your community

Creative citizenship - the creative life of your community

Leading national and international arts experts, including UK-based Eddie Berg, will come together next month in Alice Springs at the Charles Darwin Symposium Creative Citizenship: Community, Creative Industries and the Future. Read more >>

Higher Education Courses and Careers Night @ CDU

CDU's Higher Education Courses and Career Night will be an interactive event for all to explore the study options available at CDU. Read more >>

CDU's Flying Professor Service

CDU recently registered a trade mark for a ‘Flying Professor Service' which will seek to emulate and advance the underlying philosophy of the Royal Flying Doctor Service of Australia in terms of its facilitating access and opportunities. Read more >>

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29 August : Graduate Recruitment Fair
1 September : Adult Learners Week launch
6 September : CDU Courses and Careers Night
9 September : Tournament of the Minds - NT finals
For more information go to What's On >>
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ArtStories - a CDU/DEET project

Launch of CDU research initiative

CDU, in conjunction with the Northern Territory Department of Education, Employment and Training, invites you to visit the ArtStories exhibition. Read more >>

Dr Tess Lea

No child left behind in the NT?

Having just completed a three month Churchill Fellowship touring North America, Associate Professor Tess Lea’s report calls for focused investment in an evidence-based education system. Read more >>

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Commissioner Willy Telavi

Former Northern Territory University (now CDU) graduate, Commissioner Willy Telavi, has taken his qualifications to places and positions far beyond even his own expectations. Read more >>

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Annual international student lunch

Annual international student lunch

CDU’s International office will host the annual international student lunch on Tuesday 5 September from 12.30pm to 2.30pm in the breezeway (near the library) at the Casuarina Campus. Read more >>

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Gerber technology at CDU

Gerber technology at CDU

CDU's fashion department has been utilising the latest industry technology - the Gerber AccuMark.System. Read more >>

CDU fashion students bloom for Daffodil Day

CDU fashion students bloom for Daffodil Day

CDU fashion students have been rewarded for their hard work with great results during this year's Daffodil Day fashion spectacular. Read more >>

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Darwin All-Stars Basketball Team with CDU's Scott Snyder

Darwin All Stars primed for Brunei

CDU recently announced its sponsorship of the Darwin All-Stars senior men's basketball team who are currently competing in the prestigious Rimula Cup in Brunei. Read more >>

Maria Kambouris

Maria leaves lasting memories at Alzheimer's Aust NT

Maria Kambouris recently gave a presentation to staff at Alzheimer’s Australia NT about the Life Memories Album project she completed as part of her learning practicum for the Bachelor of Welfare Studies at CDU. Read more >>

Indonesian dance group at CDU

Indonesian dance group performs at CDU

The Sasak Dance Group from Lombok, Indonesia attracted great interest with a recent preview of their highly anticipated Darwin Festival performance at CDU's Casuarina Campus. Read more >>

Finalists in the CDU Essay Award announced

The finalists in the 2006 CDU Essay Award, part of the annual Northern Territory Literary Awards, have been announced. Read more >>

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Prospective students get a taste of uni CDU style

Prospective students get a taste of uni CDU style

Over 200 Indigenous students got a taste of tertiary and vocational education when they visited CDU's Casuarina and Alice Springs campuses as part of the ‘Taste of Uni’ program. Read more >>

Tournament of the Minds

CDU's Casuarina Campus will again be the focal point as it prepares to host the Northern Territory finals of Tournament of the Minds. Read more >>

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Interactive hydrography - future directions

Interactive hydrography - future directions

The 13th Australasian Hydrographic Conference, from 29 August to 1 September, will bring together people from all over the Asia-Pacific region to discuss recent advances in the hydrographic industry. Read more >>

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Professor Leigh Deves

Professor Leigh Deves has recently joined CDU's School of Law and Business as the new professor in management. Read more >>

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CDU creates history in the heart of ‘we of the never never country’

CDU creates history in the heart of ‘we of the never never country’

An exciting phase in remote Indigenous training in the Katherine region is about to take place at Jilkminggan, a remote community located on the banks of the Roper River about 150 kms from Katherine. Read more >>

Alice Springs Campus

Alice Springs Campus

CDU's Alice Springs Campus hosted Taste of Uni on 24 August, with over 30 Indigenous students attending from local schools. Read more >>

Nhulunbuy Campus

Nhulunbuy Campus

Lecturers from CDU's Nhulunbuy Campus headed out into the community recently reaching the Saturday morning shopping crowd with up-to-date information on CDU courses available through the Campus. Read more >>

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Northern Editions feature print: Minga 2006

Northern Editions feature print

Timothy Cook’s etching Minga refers to the old Tiwi practice of scarification where the body was permanently marked for ceremonial reasons. Read more >>

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