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Issue 16
11 September 2006

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2007 Admissions



Kulama 2006
Conrad Tipungwuti
Kulama 2006
Aquatint etching


Casey Veentjer

Casey Veentjer

Course you are studying:
Bachelor of Sports Science and Education

Favorite thing about life @ CDU?
Everything is easily accessible and the campus lifestyle.

Favorite place on campus:
Gym and upstairs cafeteria.

What do you do to relax?
Go fishing with the boys and have a few beers at the pub.

Who is your favorite lecturer and why?
Terry Wright. Easy to get along with and treats you like an equal.

What quote do you live by?
“Pain goes away, scars heal but glory lasts forever.”

Podcasts at CDU:

TLDG events
EHS events


Edie Berg

Creative Citizenship symposium

Some of the world’s leading thinkers and researchers about creativity and the arts will gather in Alice Springs this month for CDU’s Creative Citizenship symposium. Read more >>

2007 Admissions Campaign

CDU 2007 Admissions campaign

The 2007 Admissions campaign has commenced first week of September 2006. The campaign is divided into three periods and will cover three levels of messages. Read more >>

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FEATURE EVENT : Charles Darwin Symposium: Creative Citizenship
14-18 September : Land, Sea and Air - Australasian archaeology from 1606 to the present
14 September-15 October : Because is not an answer! - Creative Arts and Humanities exhibition
20 September : Top End Voyage - Centre for Youth Music concert
For more information go to What's On >>
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Professor Jonathan Carapetis

Work of Menzies director showcased in nation’s ‘10 of the best’

Research conducted by Menzies School of Health Research director Professor Jonathan Carapetis, will feature in this year’s ‘10 of the best’ booklet, launched by the Minister for Health and Ageing, Tony Abbott this month. Read more >>

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Crocodylus World Practice in the spotlight

Crocodylus World Practice in the spotlight

CDU's Crocodylus World Practice Firm was again in the news recently—this time Channel 10 Brisbane flew to Darwin to cover a story on the innovative VET in Schools programs for school-based students and school-leavers. Read more >>

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CDU’s alumni scholarship

CDU's Alumni Office is proud to announce the launch of its new CDU alumni scholarship. Read more >>

Chantal Williams

Chantal Williams

CDU graduate, Chantal Williams, points to her time at CDU as a great contributor to her recent success at the 2006 Telstra Business Awards. Read more >>

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A smorgasbord of culture

A smorgasbord of culture

A successful international student lunch was held at CDU's Casuarina Campus on Tuesday 5 September. The lunch provided an opportunity for international students to socialise with each other and key CDU staff members. Read more >>

Exchanging cultures

Exchanging cultures

CDU's cultural diversity was again on show as it made welcome a group of students from the Fu Jen University, Taiwan, in late August. Read more >>

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Trades prize giving ceremony

CDU's School of Trades has rewarded the achievements of its students at its annual awards ceremony. Read more >>

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Making a difference in the desert

Making a difference in the desert

The Central Australian Education and Training Network is a Community of Practice operating across Central Australia that is developing ways of working both within and between providers that aim to improve outcomes for stakeholders with an interest in Indigenous education. Read more >>

Don Zoellner

CDU retains national leadership role in community engagement

CDU's leadership in community engagement has been acknowledged with the re-election of Don Zoellner, Pro Vice-Chancellor (Community and Access) to the Australian Universities Community Engagement Alliance Committee of Management. Read more >>

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Graduate Recruitment Fair

Graduate Recruitment Fair 2006

Employers embraced CDU's 2006 Graduate Recruitment Fair in a bid to enhance the number of quality candidates they are employing within their companies. Read more >>

Robert Pocock

Robert thanks the Indigenous Pre-Law, Pre-Business, Pre-Arts Program

Robert Pocock is an inspiration to all prospective Indigenous students. Having graduated from the Indigenous Pre-Law Program in 2005, Robert is now in the second year of his Bachelor of Law at CDU. Read more >>

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Jake Garman

Congratulations for Jake Garman

Congratulations are in order for Jake Garman who is the recipient of the 2006 English Australia/John Gallagher Memorial Professional Bursary. Read more >>

2006 DEET Northern Territory Training Awards

CDU is a finalist in a number of award categories at this year’s Northern Territory Training Awards, hosted by the Department of Employment, Education and Training. Read more >>

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Aaron Devine

Director VET - Aaron Devine

"I am delighted to announce that Aaron Devine, appointed as the new Director of Vocational Education and Training at CDU, commenced today," said University Vice Chancellor Helen Garnett in welcoming Aaron to CDU. Read more >>

Tuan Nguyen

Tuan Nguyen

Tuan Nguyen has recently joined CDU's Corporate Communications team as web designer. Read more >>

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Palmerston Campus


Palmerston Campus will host International Day of Peace activities with guest speakers, awards, presentations and a citizenship ceremony with The Mayor of Palmerston, Mrs Annette Burke presiding, on Thursday 21 September. Read more >>

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The Administrator's Pleasure Concert

The Administrator's Pleasure Concert

The Administrator's Pleasure Concert will be held on 23 September at the Darwin Entertainment Centre with performances from local and interstate guests, including Gina Jeffreys. Read more >>

Northern Editions feature print: Kulama 2006

Northern Editions feature print

The Kulama ceremony occurs towards the end of the Wet Season, the traditional period of initiation for young boys and which coincides with the harvest of the bush yam.

Conrad Tipungwuti’s print is part of Northern Editions’ latest exhibition, Jilamara: new etchings from Melville Island, showing from 8 August to 13 October, Building 33, Casuarina Campus. Read more >>

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