Issue 6
26 March 2007

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Kulama 2006

Conrad Tipungwuti
Kulama 2006
Aquatint etching


Harold McCormack

Harold McCormack

Where do you live?

I live at the Amoonguna Community outside Alice Springs.

What are you studying @ CDU?

I’m currently doing some casual lessons in welding.

Why did you choose to study @ CDU?

I wanted the opportunity to learn new skills.

What do you like best about CDU?

It's good fun here, I really like it. All the teachers are friendly.


Sarah gets bogged!

Sarah Hanks, Acting Centre Manager, Nhulunbuy, puts her new 4WD skills to good use last month after bogging her Toyota as part of a 4x4 driver training course in Nhulunbuy: 'I managed to get myself well and truly bogged without actually doing it on purpose,' she said.

Photograph by Karen Cole

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Anja Tait

Palmerston community benefits from CDU researchers

CDU’s Casuarina-based education researchers will spend some time each week at Palmerston campus this year as part of the university’s commitment to the rapidly-growing community. Read more >>

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29 March : Are government subsidies are barrier to Indigenous employment? - CDU Alice Springs Public Lecture Series
30 March : The psychologisation of the private sphere in Habermas' theory of communicative action - SSPR seminar series
30 March : A tale of two species: Allosyncarpia ternata and Callitris intratropica in Kakadu National Park - SER seminar series
2 April : Participatory monitoring and evaluation of land and sea management programs in the Top End - CDU/AIATSIS seminar series
2 April : Can statins improve outcomes from sepsis? What does this have to do with endothelial function? - MSHR seminar series
3 April : Graduate Recruitment Fair - CDU's Casuarina Campus
3 April : Defending the spineless... homeostasis in hostile environments - EHS seminar series
4 April : Engineering prize giving ceremony
5-14 April : Portraiture in the bathroom - CAH gallery exhibition
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Bing Bong rehabilitation

$150 000 for Bing Bong rehabilitation research

CDU coordinator and lecturer in botany, Dr Sean Bellairs has successfully applied for funds for a PhD student to undertake a research project. Read more >>

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International student lunch

CDU’s commitment to its international students will again be evidenced as the International office prepares to host an international student lunch on Thursday, 5 April. Read more >>

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Indonesians visit garden project

Indonesians visit garden project

The links between Indonesia and Charles Darwin University are strengthening with the music department’s latest project – the building on campus of an Indonesian garden. Read more >>

CDU Alice Springs drives debate with public lecture series

CDU’s Alice Springs campus launched the 2007 Public Lecture Series, as part of its charter of community engagement on 23 March. Read more >>

Shandelle Jackson, Danielle Daniels and Damien Curtis

Alice campus opens door to first Adopt-A-School students

Five secondary students have commenced their internship at CDU‘s Alice Springs campus as part of the Adopt-A-School project, which aims to enhance learning and employment outcomes for Indigenous students. Read more >>

Alcan logo

Alcan launches its plan at CDU

Alumina mining and manufacturing giant Alcan will launch its new student program at CDU on March 30. Read more >>

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CDU's Graduate recruitment fair

Students can learn first-hand about the jobs market

Graduates and students completing their studies will have the chance to take a close look at the jobs market at the Graduate Recruitment Fair on April 3. Read more >>

Teacher trainees begin to hit the schools

More than 100 student teachers from CDU will begin their training in Darwin schools over the next three weeks. Read more >>

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Night patrol training commences for remote communities

Night patrol training commences for remote communities

CDU at Katherine has commenced training of Night Patrol Officers as part of a $100,000 package from the Department of Education, Employment and Training. Read more >>

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Portraiture in the Bathroom exhibition

Portraiture in the Bathroom

CDU Master of Visual Arts student, Regis Martin will exhibit his photographic portraits in Portraiture in the Bathroom, a School of Creative Arts and Humanities exhibition, from 5-14 April. 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. Read more >>

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