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Issue 21
6 November 2006

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  • Diploma in Languages
  • Bachelor of Social Work
  • Bachelor of Teaching and Learning


  • Graduate Certificate in Nursing
  • Graduate Diploma in Child and Family Health
  • Graduate Diploma in Languages
  • Graduate Diploma in Teaching and Learning
  • Graduate Diploma in Information and Knowledge Management
  • Juris Doctor (graduate entry law program)
  • Master of Information Technology Management
  • Master of Nursing
  • Master of Midwifery


Warrnyu (Flying Fox)
Roy Burnyila
Warrnyu (Flying Fox)
Bula’bula Arts Aboriginal Corporation/Ramingining
$134.20 inc. GST


Orr Thomason

Orr Thomason

Role at CDU:
Alumni officer

What did you want to be when you grew up?
The usual, fireman, policeman. Glad I didn’t as I usually run away from fire and sometimes policemen.

What’s your favourite thing about CDU?
The location, friendly staff and different areas of study that you don’t normally find at other universities.

What do you do to relax?
Fishing, play tennis, volleyball and golf. I also like walking on the beach at sunset.

What do you like most about living in Darwin?
I like the people, the heat, the markets and the diversity.

If I won the lotto, I would…
Donate to CDU scholarships and buy a new car, house and take a long holiday with the rest.


Chinese garden, Casuarina Campus - photo by Meaghan Bryant

Chinese Garden, Casuarina Campus

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CDU Casuarina Boab Court

CDU appointments

CDU's Vice-Chancellor, Professor Helen Garnett, is delighted to announce four new appointments. Read more >>

Elizabeth Shenton

Darwin student wins Google logo scholarship

CDU School of Information Technology graduate Elizabeth Shenton is one of only two students Australia-wide to win a $5000 Google IT scholarship. Read more >>

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10-18 November : Smudge and Eclosion - School of Creative Arts and Humanities graduating student exhibitions
11-12 November : History Colloquium
16 November : Australian Training Awards, Adelaide
For more information go to What's On >>
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Steven Sunk

CDU wins employer award for Indigenous skills training

CDU’s commitment to the training of Indigenous staff has been recognised at the inaugural Northern Land Council’s Employee and Training Excellence awards. Read more >>

Our Home exhibition

Home is where the art is

Our Home: Charles Darwin University Art Collection, recent acquisitions exhibition, which wound up on 3 November, brought together 73 works by 51 artists for whom north Australia, particularly the NT, is ‘home’ for their art. Read more >>

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Curator's booked launched at Art Gallery of NSW

Curator’s book launched at Art Gallery of NSW

CDU Art Collection curator Anita Angel’s new book on the art of John Firth-Smith was launched at the Art Gallery of NSW last week in Sydney. Read more >>

Allan Patience

Political scientist calls for niche diplomacy

CDU's new professor of political science has called for Australia to adopt 'niche diplomacy' in partnership with Japan to solve some of the political problems of the Asia-Pacific region. Read more >>

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New mums will get vaccine to protect against ear infection

New mums will get vaccine to protect against ear infection

The health crisis among Aboriginal children with hearing problems is being tackled through a new vaccination program run by the Menzies School of Health Research. Read more >>

NT History Colloquium

Experts will explore history and culture

Australian history and cultural events will be explored in the annual History Colloquium in Darwin in mid-November. Read more >>

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Steven Mitchell

CDU helps Steven account for his future

For chartered accountant Steven Mitchell the decision to study at CDU was made easier by his employer’s willingness to allow him to combine work and study.

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Ramingining senior students prepare for their future

Ramingining senior students prepare for their future

Senior secondary students from Ramingining Community Education Centre visited CDU’s Casuarina Campus in October to find out more about the Campus and courses of study. Read more >>

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CDU finalist in Australian Training Awards

NT winners head for national finals in Adelaide

The winners of the Northern Territory Excellence in Training awards head to Adelaide next week for the national finals. Read more >>

Rural scholars recognised and rewarded

Rural scholars recognised and rewarded

Four students at CDU’s Katherine Campus were recognised for their academic achievements at a scholarships ceremony on 27 October. Read more >>

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Regis Martin wins again

Regis wins again!

CDU student Regis Martin has recently won one of three top prizes in the 16th Annual Centre Awards International Photographic Juried Exhibition in California, US. Read more >>

National Youth Round Table 2007

National Youth Round Table 2007

Applications are now open for the National Youth Round Table 2007 – the Australian Government’s youth consultation mechanism. Read more >>

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Nhulunbuy Campus

Nhulunbuy Campus hosts Chancellor and Vice-Chancellor

CDU's Chancellor and Vice-Chancellor hosted a meet and greet luncheon in Nhulunbuy on 31 October for representatives of business, government and community groups. Read more >>

Palmerston Campus

Palmerston Campus supports local community

CDU's Palmerston Campus recently hosted 16 students from Fitzroy Crossing. Read more>>

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Leon credits his local roots

Territory born and bred NTU graduate, Leon Cholsh, has been lucky enough to use his tertiary qualifications to follow his life long passion. Read more >>

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The Sound of the Sky, Daena Murray

Vastness of Territory sky celebrated in new book

A new book by Daena Murray will be launched at the Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory (MAGNT) on Saturday 11 November. Read more >>

Eclosion - exhibition

Visual arts students emerge into the world

Visual arts students at CDU will signal the end of their bachelor degree course with an exhibition of their work from November 10. Read more >>

Northern Editions feature print: Warrnyu (Flying Fox)

Northern Editions feature print

This linocut, by Roy Burnyila, depicts Warrnyu, the Flying Fox, which is an important totem for the Aboriginal people of north-west Arnhem Land. Read more >>

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