Issue 20
10 September 2007

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Northern Editions feature print: Eubena Nampitjin's Midjul

Eubena Nampitjin
Midjul 2007
image 60 x 40cm; sheet 81 x 61 cm
Collaborator: Sarah Dudley
Printer: Leon Stainer
Price: $1000


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 laid back campus lifestyle.

Why are you studying this Summer Semester?
To finish the final two units in my degree so I can begin my teaching placement.

Best thing about Summer Semester?
For me it means I can finish my degree a lot earlier, but for friends of mine it means they can pick up missed units and even start their degrees earlier.

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.


Accelerating the Literacy Development of Indigenous Students:The National Accelerated Literacy Program (NALP)

In an effort to engage Indigenous students, teachers often set classroom activities at a lower level than activities of their mainstream peers. While teachers are aware of the need to set more academically challenging tasks, in reality this is difficult to achieve.

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CDU excels in 2007 NT Vocational Training Awards

CDU has enjoyed outstanding success in the 2007 Northern Territory Vocational Training Awards, taking out the major training award for an institution and winning many of the individual categories. Read more >>

Summer Semester a sizzling start to CDU study

Summer Semester a sizzling start to CDU study

Territorians traditionally head for the air-conditioned indoors during the wet season and work slowly through their video libraries. But much more can be made of Summer 2007 by hunkering down to study. Read more >>

CDU endorsed as a leading voice in gambling research

CDU has been recognised as a leading national voice in gambling research, with the Northern Territory Government announcing a re-commitment of $1.4 million in funding over three years. Read more >>

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14 September : Childhood interventions and population change in the Northern Territory - SSPR forum
15 September : Classic DSO for the Music Lover - Darwin Symphony Orchestra performance
17 September : Overview of evidence-based practice, systematic reviews and the Cochrane Library - MSHR seminar series
18-21 September : Try a Trade
21 September : Cadmium complexation in freshwater - EHS seminar series
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Christine Charles

Strong remote workforce needs ‘creative approach’

Attracting and keeping a sustainable workforce in rural and remote Australia presents challenges that require companies to apply new thinking and creative solutions. Read more >>

Forum to probe work opportunities for Indigenous Territorians

A multi-faceted approach is required to develop sustainable work opportunities for Indigenous Territorians. This will be the thrust of Leon Morris’ presentation Indigenous employment: A vision for the future at CDU’s upcoming Symposium. Read more >>

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A forum on childhood interventions and population change in the NT

Free CDU forum to tackle Territory issues

The national intervention in Indigenous affairs, the Territory’s population change, and increasing literacy will be discussed in a free public forum at CDU on Friday 14 September. Read more >>

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International student lunch

International Student Lunch

CDU’s International Office hosted the International Student Lunch for Semester 2 on Tuesday, 4 September.

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2007 NT Try’a Trade

2007 NT Try’a Trade Program

CDU in partnership with Group Training NT, Territory Construction Association and the Department of Employment, Education and Training will host Try’a Trade later this month. Read more >>

Nominations open for Young Achievers Awards

Nominations for the Northern Territory Young Achiever Awards, acknowledging, encouraging and promoting the positive achievements of young Territorians aged between 14 and 26, are now open. Read more >>

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Marc Polain

Charles Darwin University’s newest Indigenous Undergraduate Cadet

CDU’s commitment to improving the participation of Indigenous Australians in higher education and in employment in university management has been highlighted with the 2007 Vice-Chancellor’s Indigenous Cadetship. Read more >>

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Michael Lay

Palmerston student to cook up a storm in national finals

CDU Palmerston student Michael Lay is a finalist in the Young Outback Chef awards to be held in Sydney in late September. Read more >>

Senator to launch new $7m university building in Alice Springs

Higher education students in Central Australia will have a new home with the opening of a $7 million building at the CDU Alice Springs campus on September 27. Read more >>

Remote students win with $12m broadband boost

CDU students from remote and regional Australia will benefit from a multi-million-dollar investment in new satellite-based broadband infrastructure in remote Northern Territory. Read more >>

John Butler Trio treats Alice Springs audience

John Butler Trio treats Alice Springs audience

High school students, local musicians and other lucky fans were treated to a session recently with Australia's most popular electric roots/jam band, the John Butler Trio, at the CDU Alice Springs campus. Read more >>

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Northern Editions feature print: Eubena Nampitjin's Midjul

Northern Editions feature print

Eubena Nampitjin’s etching is part of Northern Editions’ latest exhibition Balgo: new etchings and glass, showing until 5 October in Building 33, Casuarina Campus, Charles Darwin University. Visit the Northern Editions website for further information about this exhibition. Read more >>

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