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Issue 23
4 December 2006

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Northern Editions feature print: Desert Snake (2nd state) 2001

Lanita Numina
Desert Snake (2nd state)2001
etching, edition of 20
image size: 33 x 24 cm
price: $40.00


Gavin Andrews

Gavin Andrews

What are you studying?
Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of Teaching and Learning

Why did you choose to study @ CDU?
I wanted a change from the defence force and I was interested in further studies.

Career aspiration:
To graduate and be a teacher or a physiologist.

Best aspects of your course:
The interesting topics and areas of study, the provision of lifelong learning and meeting new people.

Words of wisdom:
Be motivated and focused on your long term goals.


Pair of plovers on the lawn outside building 23, Casuarina Campus

Students, staff and visitors to CDU's Casuarina Campus may recognise this pair of plovers (Masked Lapwing or Vanellus miles), who recently set up nest on the lawns outside building 23.

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Water scientists thrash out the future

Water scientists thrash out the future

More than 60 water experts and scientists from around Australia gathered at Parliament House in Darwin last week to determine the future of northern water resources. Read more >>

Tony Harding

Tony’s fellowship brings diesel expertise to Australia

CDU Alice Springs automotive lecturer Tony Harding has won a $10,000 fellowship to improve his expertise in the field of automotive engineering. Read more >>

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8 December : Water over skin - School of Creative Arts and Humanities exhibition
9 December : Centre for Youth Music ensemble concert
For more information go to What's On >>
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Professor Helen Garnett and NT Chief Minister Clare Martin

Partnership Agreement signed with Government

CDU's Vice-Chancellor Professor Helen Garnett and NT Chief Minister Clare Martin formally signed the new partnership agreement at Parliament House on 21 November. Read more >>

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CDU receives funding for Indigenous women’s water project

CDU's School of Australian Indigenous Knowledge Systems has received a $25,000 grant that will ensure Indigenous women participate in decision-making about water in their community. Read more >>

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Languages opens doors at CDU

Languages opens doors at CDU

A new language course offered at CDU is giving students the opportunity to learn more about other cultures, while increasing their employment opportunities in Australia and overseas. Read more >>

Anna Constantini

Anna’s love of art leads towards a teaching career

After an initial career in hospitality Anna Constantini decided her real passion lay with the visual arts. Read more >>

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Domingos Belo da Cruz

Timor student's ambitions include political rock

Domingos Belo da Cruz will have more on his mind than a family holiday when he returns home to Timor during the Christmas break from CDU. Read more >>

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Ti Tree on the path to model training

Ti Tree table grape industry strengthened by CDU

The table grape industry of Ti Tree is to benefit from a specialised training package developed by CDU and to be introduced early next year. Read more >>

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Linda Cuttriss

Community engagement website starts up

CDU's community engagement website is now up and running. Read more >>

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Abdi Gedi

Sewing up a storm

CDU's Certificate I in Clothing Production has given Abdi Gedi the opportunity to improve his English while perfecting tailor making skills already learnt in his home country. Read more >>

Katharina Fehringer

CDU graduate wins NT Young Australian of the Year award

Katharina Fehringer, a classical guitar student with her eyes firmly fixed on a concert career, heads to Canberra early next year for the Young Australian of the Year award. Read more >>

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Katherine Campus

Katherine Campus

With approaching wet season weather, Katherine Campus remote field lecturers have been working hard in remote communities before any heavy rains cut access. Read more >>

Tennant Creek Centre

Tennant Creek Centre

Staff at CDU's Tennant Creek Centre have been busy over the last month. Read more >>

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Michael Grant

First NT-born QC reflects on law faculty’s origins

Michael Grant, the first Northern Territory-born lawyer to become a Queens Counsel, might not have taken his career path if he had not made a trip home to visit his parents. Read more >>

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Northern Editions feature print: Desert Snake (2nd state) 2001

Northern Editions feature print

This print by Lanita Numina depicts the meandering form of a snake, and the dotting and concentric circle patterning that is typical of the art of the central desert region. Read more >>

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