CDU enews

Issue 24
18 December 2006

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Northern Editions feature print: Misya (Cycad Fruit) 2003

Molly Yawalminy
Misya (Cycad Fruit) 2003
etching and chine collé, edition of 20
image size: 27 x 14 cm
price: $155.00 (inc. GST)


Danielle Sushames

Danielle Sushames

What are you studying?
Certificate IV in Graphic Design

What's the best aspect of your course?
The course is tailored to help students to get the career they want. It has shown me that even having come into this course with no skills you can learn to do amazing things.

What do you like best about CDU?
CDU provides a strong practical application of what is learnt and the hands on skills can be applied to various sectors in the job market.

What do you like most about living in Darwin?
The relaxed outdoors and lifestyle; there are friendly people all over the city.

What do you do to relax?
Go out with friends and shopping especially at this time of the year.


Darwin airport sinage

New sign at Darwin International Airport promotes CDU

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Brooke and The Hon Julie Bishop MP

CDU Alice Springs student wins Prime Minister's Award for Skills Excellence

Alice Springs student Brooke Rainbird has won the Prime Minister's award for skills excellence. Read more >>

Mandawuy Yunupingu

Garma festival findings offer blueprint for education reform

A landmark report on Indigenous education and training was launched by Education Minister Paul Henderson at Parliament House on December 13. Read more >>

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5 January : Higher Education information day - contact Uni Info Shop
Orientation 2007 Find out more >>
19-21 February : International student orientation
20-21 February : Indigenous student orientation
21 February : Orientation 2007
For more information go to What's On >>
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Computer learning wins another award for CDU

A CDU team has won an award for best online educational website (small project) at the Australian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education awards in Sydney.

CDU teams with Indonesia for agro-forestry award

CDU teams with Indonesia for agro-forestry award

A joint agro-forestry project between CDU and Indonesia has won an award for environmental excellence. Read more >>

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Vocational Education and Training (VET) at CDU in 2007

Following a meeting of the MCVTE in November 2005, Minister Hardgrave announced that the term Vocational Education and Training (VET) would be replaced by Vocational Education and Training (VET). Read more >>

Kalotina Kotis

Success for young CDU graduate

It has been a big year for hairdresser and CDU graduate Kalotina Kotis, who was named a Youth Business Champion. Read more >>

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Julia Gillard

Labor promises community cabinet meeting in Darwin

In an interview recently on Territory FM Federal Labor's deputy leader Julia Gillard has promised a Labor Government would hold a cabinet meeting in Darwin within 12 months of being elected. Read more >>

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Tenille Durber and Beverley Gray

New grant to showcase best water practice at CDU Alice Springs

CDU and Greening Australia have won $44,000 to create a cutting edge water saving nursery at CDU’s Alice Springs campus. Read more >>

Engagement in focus – looking back on 2006 and forward to 2007

2006 has been a great year for community engagement at Charles Darwin University. enews has been a powerful vehicle for profiling our engagement, sharing our stories and recognising the efforts of staff, students and our community partners. Read more >>

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Perrin Whimpress

Nurse retention boosted with CDU’s pharmacology endorsement

Enrolled nurses at the Alice Springs Hospital will soon be offered a complimentary accredited pharmacology course offered by CDU. Read more >>

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Regional campuses report outlines focus for 2007

Campus administrators from Tennant Creek, Nhulunbuy, Palmerston and Katherine attended a round table hosted by Alice Springs administrator Di Underwood in early December to plan the future strategies of regional and remote education at CDU. Read more >>

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Franck Gohier artwork

Franck Gohier reflects on his time at NTU

For Northern Territory University graduate Franck Gohier, his journey from student turned lecturer to acclaimed visual artist has been as rewarding as it has been varied. Read more >>

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Alice Springs artist learn lessons in lithography

Alice Springs artists learn lessons in lithography

Alice Springs painters Marina Strocchi and Wayne Eager are the latest to learn the secrets of printmaking at Northern Editions on the Casuarina campus at CDU. Read more >>

Northern Editions feature print: Misya (Cycad Fruit) 2003

Northern Editions feature print

This stylised image reflects the traditionally female role Molly Yawalminy has as a gatherer of bush foods, and conveys her deep knowledge of the Daly River region’s landscape and ecology. Read more >>

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Schubert festive drink recipe

Feurzangenboule - Schubert's style

1 x 750ml red wine (your choice)
Juice and rind of one lemon and one orange
250g of sugar cubes
Approx 1/4 - 1/2 bottle OP rum
Pinch of cloves


In a saucepan put all ingredients, except sugar cubes and OP rum.

Place sugar cubes in a metal colander that will suspend over the pot. Slowly heat the wine mixture (do not boil). Soak sugar cubes with OP rum and set alight (please be careful) - the sugar will melt, caramelize and combine with the wine mixture. When all the sugar has dissolved from colander into the wine mixture, give it a good stir.

Strain, chill and serve over ice in a hi-ball class. ENJOY!

Merry Christmas from all at Schubert's!

CDU Bookshop

Christmas reading with the CDU bookshop

CDU’s bookshop has the perfect stocking fillers this Christmas. Read more >>

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