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Wellness and Wellbeing Expos at CSU

Thursday 16 Mar 2017

More than two and a half thousand people are expected to attend Charles Sturt University's (CSU) 2017 Wellness and Wellbeing Expos this month.

The Expos are being held at CSU in Albury-Wodonga, Bathurst, Dubbo, Orange, Port Macquarie and Wagga Wagga from Tuesday 14 to 30 March.

Organisers' Ms Lisa Tuineau and Ms Melissa Lombe said that through happier, healthier and more satisfied staff and students, the University hopes to foster a productive and resilient environment.

"Charles Sturt University recognises and values the importance of staff and student wellness and wellbeing and aims to adopt a holistic approach to the treatment of workplace health and safety," Ms Tuineau said.

"Workplace research shows that problems of a personal nature can and do have adverse effects on work performance, work satisfaction, study, health and feelings of wellbeing."

The Expos will give attendees the opportunity to obtain information on numerous health and wellbeing services offered to them by CSU as well as other service providers in local communities.

Information available at the Expos includes mental health; diabetes; physical activity; financial stability; security; literacy and superannuation; student services and support; student study skills support; stress management and prevention; caring for the elderly; alcohol and drug awareness; relationships; time management and lifestyle balance; nutrition and fitness; women's and men's health and smoking cessation.

The event also includes hearing checks, free massages and flu vaccinations.

The health and wellbeing of staff and students at CSU has received a boost with sponsorship from Gallagher, Employers Mutual, G&C Mutual Bank, UniSuper and nlc.

Media Contact: Jo Mazzocchi , (02) 6933 2207

Media Note:

Contact CSU Media to arrange interviews with CSU's Ms Lisa Tuineau (0412 533 598) ltuineau@csu.edu.au or Ms Melissa Lombe (0427 833 530) mlombe@csu.edu.au 

The Wellness and Wellbeing Expos will be held at CSU in Port Macquarie Tuesday 14 March; Goulburn Thursday 16 March; Albury-Wodonga Monday 20 March; Wagga Wagga Tuesday 21 and Wednesday 22 March; Dubbo Monday 27 March; Orange    Tuesday 28 March; and Bathurst Wednesday 29 and Thursday 30 March.

Photo: Masseur Ms Taryn Boyd from Knead 2 Unwind at the Wellness and Wellbeing Expo at CSU in Wagga Wagga on Wednesday 22 March

2016 CSU CUP Community Grants – Education round now open

Thursday 2 Jun 2016

Music and kidsApplications for the Charles Sturt University (CSU) 2016 Community-University Partnerships (CUP) Community Grants program are sought from schools and not-for-profit early childhood centres across the University's regional footprint.

Small grants (grants of generally between $500 and $1,000) offered through the CUP Rural and Regional Education Development Program are designed to assist schools and early childhood centres to acquire equipment or consumables that facilitate student learning and engagement with their schooling in rural and regional areas. 

Applications are invited from primary and secondary schools and not-for-profit early childhood centres and should demonstrate how the activity will support student engagement with learning and further education.

Successful projects in 2015 included applications for the purchase of musical, art, science, technology, sporting and playground equipment, reading resources, gardening and recycling materials.

Estimated funding for the CUP Rural and Regional Education Development Program is $25,000 across all CSU campus communities.   

Applications close on Friday 17 June 2016.

The guidelines to the CUP Rural and Regional Education Development Program and the link to the online application form can be found on the CSU website.

Media Contact: Polly McDougall, (02) 6933 4565

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CSU Heads of Campus are available for interview regarding the CSU CUP Rural and Regional Education Development Program. Please contact CSU Media to arrange an interview with your nearest Head of Campus.

CSU scholarship presentation ceremonies across central west

Friday 20 May 2016

The 2016 scholarship ceremonies at Charles Sturt University (CSU) in Bathurst, Orange and Dubbo will honour the memory and generosity of two passionate advocates for regional higher education.

The annual ceremonies celebrate the academic achievements and endeavours of current students enrolled in arts, business, education, and science courses at CSU.

This year the events have special significance as CSU Foundation Trust welcomes the receipt of a bequest of over $3 million from Carole and Stan Droder. They will be joined by other local businesses and organisations in presenting scholarships to deserving students to assist them in their studies.

The ceremonies will be held at CSU in Dubbo at 6pm Tuesday 24 May; at CSU in Orange at 10am Wednesday 25 May; and at CSU in Bathurst at 11.30am Friday 27 May.

CSU Foundation administers over 300 scholarships annually, and in 2016 more than $1.2 million in scholarships will be awarded across all CSU campuses to help students reach their full potential.

The Foundation recognises that by giving rural and regional students in Australia fair access to higher education, CSU can develop professionals who have experience in regional areas and further afield, which will help them to maintain and develop healthy local economies and vibrant communities.

Media Contact: Bruce Andrews, (02) 6338 6084

Media Note:

Contact CSU Media to arrange interviews.

The CSU Dubbo Campus Scholarship Ceremony is at 6pm Tuesday 24 May at Lecture Theatre (room 442, Tony McGrane Place, Dubbo). The Head of Campus Dubbo, Professor Jeannie Herbert, will host the ceremony and a light supper will follow the completion of the ceremony. Twenty scholarships and prizes will be presented in Dubbo, and the recipient of the Carole and Stan Droder Scholarship in Dubbo is Ms Naomi Clark, Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood and Primary). For more information please contact Regional Relations Assistant Ms Melissa Britnell on 6885.7370 or mbritnell@csu.edu.au

The CSU Orange Campus Scholarship Ceremony is at 10am Wednesday 25 May at the Templers Mill Function Centre (building 1000). The Head of Campus Orange, Dr Heather Robinson, will host the ceremony and a light lunch will follow the completion of the ceremony. Fifteen scholarships will be presented in Orange, and the recipient of the Carole and Stan Droder Scholarship in Orange is Mr Blake Smoothy, Bachelor of Physiotherapy. For more information please contact Regional Relations Assistant Ms Margot Drake on 6365 7500 or mdrake@csu.edu.au

The CSU Bathurst Campus Scholarship Ceremony is at 11.30am Friday 27 May at the CD Blake Auditorium (building 1220, Village Drive). The Head of Campus Bathurst, Associate Professor Chika Anyanwu, will host the ceremony and a light lunch in the CD Blake Auditorium will follow the completion of the ceremony. Sixty nine scholarships and prizes will be presented in Bathurst, and the recipient of the Carole and Stan Droder Scholarship in Bathurst is Ms Jennifer Lucas, Bachelor of Criminal Justice. Approximately 250 of the University's donors, scholarship recipients and their supporters are expected to attend. For more information please contact Regional Relations Assistant Ms Olivia Wyborn on 6338 4645 or hocbathurst@csu.edu.au

CSU regional arts and culture grants now open

Friday 4 Mar 2016

Parkes School of Dance 2015Grants of up to $1,000 are now available to support regional arts and culture initiatives through Charles Sturt University's (CSU) Community-University Partnerships (CUP) Community Grants program.

CSU's CUP Rural and Regional Arts and Culture Program is open for applications from Tuesday 1 March until Thursday 31 March 2016.

The small grants program supports regional arts and culture programs including artists in residence, art shows, musical education, talks and lectures, and related activities that encourage engagement by younger people in artistic endeavours.

Previous organisations and projects that have been recipients of a CSU CUP Rural and Regional Arts and Culture Program grant include primary schools hosting local artists, unique art exhibitions, development of art education kits, student film festivals, art and creative writing workshops, dance groups and a music for all school program.

Registered community organisations may apply for a grant under this round. Applications should demonstrate how the activity will support student engagement with learning and further education. 

Estimated funding for the CUP Rural and Regional Arts and Culture Program is up to $25,000 across all CSU campus communities. Guidelines and the online application are available from the CSU website.

Media Contact: Polly McDougall, (02) 6933 4565

Media Note:

CSU Heads of Campus are available for interview regarding the CSUCUP Rural and Regional Arts and Culture Program.

Please contact CSU Media to arrange an interview with your nearest Head of Campus.

Photo: Parkes School of Dance 2015, credit GTR Productions.

Healthy you at CSU

Tuesday 1 Mar 2016

Healthy you at CSUCharles Sturt University (CSU) staff and students take the time to focus on personal wellness and wellbeing.

Taking place at six CSU campus locations throughout the month of March and then in Port Macquarie in July, proudly sponsored by Employers Mutual Limited, 2016 CSU Wellness and Wellbeing Expos are designed to improve staff and students' attitudes towards their health and wellbeing.

CSU Vice-Chancellor Professor Andrew Vann said, "We want to see our community be the best it can be. By investing in the health of our staff and students, we are investing in all our futures.

"The seven expos across New South Wales will be open to all Charles Sturt University staff and students and will give them to opportunity to learn more about everything from mental wellbeing to physical activity, caring for others and even time management," he said.

Other topics to be covered in seminars and workshops at the expos include financial stability, stress management and prevention, alcohol and drug awareness, relationships and lifestyle balance. 

There will also be exhibitions and market stalls showcasing relevant health services from local community providers.

Dates and times for each of the Wellness and Wellbeing Expos at CSU campuses are as follows:

-       Goulburn: Thursday 3 March 2016 at the Cola/ Gymnasium from 9.00am to 2.30pm

-       Albury-Wodonga: Tuesday 8 March 2016 at The Gums Cafe from 9.00am to 2.30pm

-       Wagga Wagga: Wednesday 9 and Thursday 10 March at Joyes Hall/Convention Centre from 9.00am to 3.30pm

-       Dubbo: Monday 14 March 2016 at Explorers Cafe from 9.00am to 2.30pm

-       Orange: Tuesday 15 March 2016 at Templers Mill Bar from 9.00am to 2.30pm

-       Bathurst: Wednesday 16 and Thursday 17 March 2016 at Rafters/ Foyer from 9.00am to 3.30pm

-       Port Macquarie: Wednesday 20 July 2016 at the Courtyard/ Outdoor Room from 9.00am to 2.30pm

Media Contact: Polly McDougall, (02) 6933 4565

Media Note:

Please contact CSU Media to arrange interviews and photo opportunities.

CSU study advisers to visit capital cities and regional towns

Thursday 4 Feb 2016

Peter GreeningCharles Sturt University (CSU) study advisers will visit cities and towns across Australia in the coming weeks to provide in-person assistance to its online students.

CSU Outreach team manager Mr Peter Greening (pictured) said, "The University's outreach visits are free for current Charles Sturt University students studying online, and  are designed to assist them to be  successful in their studies. We hold both group and one-to-one sessions with students to provide advice and guidance about online learning, orientation to the University, effective reading skills, note taking, time management, and assignment writing."

Student liasion officers Ms Diane Middleton, Ms Lois Watt and Ms Amisha Gaundar from the Outreach Team will visit towns from Monday 8 February until Wednesday 23 March. The full schedule of towns and visit dates can be found on the CSU Outreach Team website, and to book a place at an event, students are asked to please register on http://bit.ly/csu-outreach or email deoutreach@csu.edu.au.

Media Contact: Bruce Andrews, (02) 6338 6084

Media Note:

Contact CSU Media to arrange interviews with CSU Outreach team manager Mr Peter Greening.

CSU Outreach advisers at five campus towns

Wednesday 18 Feb 2015

CSU Bathurst gateway 5 flagsThe Charles Sturt University (CSU) Outreach team advisers will be at the University's main campuses next week to help distance education students get the most from their CSU experience. The advisers will be available on specific dates from Monday 23 to Friday 27 February at CSU campuses in Albury-Wodonga, Bathurst, Dubbo, Orange and Wagga Wagga. Manager of the CSU Outreach team, Mr James Brann, said, "The University's outreach visits are free for current Charles Sturt University distance education students, and  are designed to assist them to be  successful in their studies. We hold both group and one-to-one sessions with students to provide advice and guidance about online learning, orientation to CSU, effective reading skills, note taking, time management, and assignment writing." The schedule for CSU Outreach adviser availability is:

Albury-Wodonga: Student liasion officer Ms Lois Watt from the Team will be available at CSU in Albury-Wodonga on Monday 23, Tuesday 24, and Wednesday 25 February. To book a place in Albury, students are asked to please register here (scroll down to Albury).

Bathurst: Mr James Brann will host sessions at CSU in Bathurst on Tuesday 24 February. To book a place in Bathurst students are asked to please register here.

Dubbo: Student liasion officer Ms Emma Gersbach will be available at CSU in Dubbo on Monday 23, Tuesday 24 and Wednesday 25 February. To book a place in Dubbo students are asked to register here (scroll down to Dubbo).

Orange: Mr James Brann will host sessions on Friday 27 February. To book a place in Orange students, please register here.

Wagga Wagga: Student liasion officer Ms Diane Middleton will be available on Tuesday 24 to Thursday 26 February. To book a place in Wagga Wagga, students are asked to please register here (scroll down to Wagga Wagga).

Media Contact: Bruce Andrews, (02) 6338 6084

Media Note:

Contact CSU Media to arrange interviews with Mr James Brann.

CSU hosts international Practice-Based Education Summit

Friday 4 Apr 2014

The Education For Practice Institute (EFPI) at Charles Sturt University (CSU) will host the fourth international Practice-Based Education (PBE) Summit at Sydney Olympic Park on Wednesday 9 and Thursday 10 April. Academics from North America, Europe, Asia, the Middle East, New Zealand and Australia will consider and debate higher education issues under the theme, 'The promises of university education: Blending, including and integrating for future practice'. The Summit consists of keynote addresses, plenary and panel sessions and research presentations. Summit chair, Associate Professor Franziska Trede, said, "The unique contribution that the Summit makes to professional education and practice-based education is that it addresses contemporary philosophical, theoretical and practical issues and brings together researchers, lecturers and managers to robustly debate challenges and opportunities to enhance the future of university education." CSU Pro Vice-Chancellor (Student Learning) Professor Sandra Wills will deliver the opening address, and CSU Vice-Chancellor Professor Andrew Vann will deliver the closing address.

Media Contact: Bruce Andrews, (02) 6338 6084

Media Note:
Contact CSU Media to arrange interviews with Associate Professor Franziska Trede, the Deputy Director of the CSU Education for Practice Institute. The fourth international Practice-Based Education (PBE) Summit will be held at the SP Jain School of Global Management, 5 Figtree Drive, Sydney Olympic Park on Wednesday 9 and Thursday 10 April. The Summit is sponsored by the Australian Council for Education Research (ACER), Sense Publishers, and the CSU Research Institute for Professional Practice, Learning and Education (RIPPLE).

Merry Christmas

Tuesday 24 Dec 2013

The Charles Sturt University (CSU) Media team would like to wish you a very Merry Christmas and safe New Year. The University is closed from 12.30pm Tuesday 24 December and re-opens on Thursday 2 January 2014.

Media Contact: Fiona Halloran, (02) 6933 2207

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More sparkle for CSU wine

Tuesday 24 Dec 2013

wine

Charles Sturt University's (CSU) 2009 Reserve Sparkling has ended 2013 on a high by winning yet another award. It has won a Gold Medal in the Sparkling Wine Class at the Sydney International Wine Challenge in December. The wine won the Best Sparkling Trophy and Gold Medal at the 2013 Boutique Wine Awards in September and the Best Sparkling Trophy at the 2013 Cowra Wine Show in August. The 70 per cent Pinot Noir, 30 per cent Chardonnay blend is bottle fermented in the traditional method and made from fruit grown in the cool climate of Tumbarumba. Read more about the award-winning sparkling here. The 2009 Reserve Sparkling is available from the CSU Winery Cellar Doors at Orange and Wagga Wagga or online here.  You can reach the University's Cellar Doors here.

Media Contact: Fiona Halloran, (02) 6933 2207

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