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Merry Christmas

Tuesday 20 Dec 2011

The CSU Media team wishes you a safe and Merry Christmas. We look forward to working with you in the New Year.

Media Contact: Fiona Halloran, 02 6933 2207

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Charles Sturt University is closed from 12.30pm Friday 23 December 2011 and re-opens on Tuesday 3 January 2012.

New graduation season at CSU

Tuesday 8 Nov 2011

December hails the arrival of the graduation season at Charles Sturt University (CSU). In response to the needs of students, CSU is holding its graduations in Albury-Wodonga, Bathurst, Canberra, Dubbo, Orange and Wagga Wagga from Saturday 10 December to Saturday 17 December. The change from a graduation season in the first half of the year will allow students at CSU to attend their ceremony and receive their awards much closer to the completion of their course. Graduations will be held at CSU in Albury-Wodonga on Friday 16 December and Saturday 17 December; in Bathurst on Thursday 15, Friday 16 and Saturday 17 December; in Canberra on Saturday 10 December; in Dubbo on Monday 12 December; in Orange on Tuesday 13 December; and in Wagga Wagga on Monday 12, Tuesday 13 and Wednesday 14 December. Read more here.

Media Contact: Fiona Halloran, 02 6933 2207

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Details of the graduation ceremonies on each campus, including times and locations, will be released by CSU Media in December.

Businesses accounting for energy costs

Monday 1 Aug 2011

With the Australian carbon tax on the horizon, Charles Sturt University (CSU) will provide an international perspective on how businesses can effectively account for their energy costs with a presentation on Wednesday 3 August. Professor Ulrich Nissen, from the University of Applied Science in Germany, will give a presentation on accounting for energy costs. Event organiser Dr Dianne McGrath with CSU’s School of Accounting and Institute for Land, Water and Society said Australian companies acknowledge they need to account for current and future energy costs. “This is where accounting professionals can assist. Business managers and accountants will need to develop skills and qualifications in energy cost management for now and especially the future, issues Professor Nissen has recently addressed by modifying university teaching in accounting in Germany,” Dr McGrath said. Professor Nissen’s presentation will commence at 9am until 11am on Wednesday 3 August via video conference in the Business Faculty building, off Elizabeth Mitchell Drive, Thurgoona.

Media Contact: Wes Ward, 02 6051 9906

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Contact CSU Media to arrange interviews with Professor Ulrich Nissen and Mr Danny Murphy at 11am on Wednesday 3 August in the Business Faculty building, CSU in Albury-Wodonga, off Elizabeth Mitchell Drive, Thurgoona. Professor Ulrich will also be presenting via video conference to sites on CSU campuses in Bathurst, Orange and Wagga Wagga.

Showcasing wine research

Wednesday 15 Jun 2011

Professor HardieThe latest research for the Australian wine industry will be on display when the National Wine and Grape Industry Centre (NWGIC) at Charles Sturt University (CSU) in Wagga Wagga holds an Industry Showcase on Thursday 16 June. President of the NSW Wine Industry Association, Mr David Lowe will open the event at 9.15am before a range of research topics are discussed. They include: grapevine carbohydrate balance; grapevine carbohydrate reserves; young vine decline; heat stress; yield predictions from the air and on ground; consumer preferred wine styles; climate change and impacts in NSW regions; and pest and disease recognition. The day will also involve a tour of the NWGIC facilities. A full program can be found here. “Our Industry Showcase is an important event for Australian grape-growers and winemakers by offering them a one-spot shop for the current research findings across a range of topics,” said NWGIC Director Professor Jim Hardie.

Media Contact: Fiona Halloran, 02 6933 2207

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New MoU for health and welfare

Thursday 17 Mar 2011

Deputy Vice Chancellor (Administration) Professor Lyn Gorman and  Bishop Stuart Robinson from the Anglican Diocese of Canberra and Goulburn sign the MoU on Monday 21 March.A new agreement will be signed between Charles Sturt University (CSU) and Anglicare Canberra and Goulburn on Monday 21 March. The purpose of the agreement is to further develop the relationship between the higher education institution and the welfare agency over the next five years. The Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) outlines a number of ways the two organisations can foster future cooperation. These include initiatives such as adjunct academic appointments; reciprocal ethics committee arrangements; and expanding workplace learning opportunities for CSU students with Anglicare Canberra and Goulburn in areas such as social work, allied health and nursing. Course Director from the School of Humanities and Social Sciences at CSU in Wagga Wagga Dr Bill Anscombe said, “As Charles Sturt University is one of the leading providers of social work, nursing and allied health education in Australia, the new broad ranging Memorandum of Understanding will give us more opportunities to ensure our students are ‘work ready’’. The MoU will be signed by the University’s Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic) Professor Ross Chambers and Bishop Stuart Robinson from the Anglican Diocese of Canberra and Goulburn at 12midday on Monday 21 March. The ceremony will take place in the Chancellor’s Room in the Convention Centre, building 230, near car park 16, Jingellic Place at CSU in Wagga Wagga.

Media Contact: Fiona Halloran, 02 6933 2207

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Course Director Dr Bill Anscombe from the School of Humanities and Social Sciences at CSU in Wagga Wagga is available for interview on 02 6933 2631.
 

CSU offers TAFE students guaranteed entry

Tuesday 26 Oct 2010

Professor Ross Chambers from CSU. Charles Sturt University (CSU) is addressing the critical need for professionals in regional Australia, such as accountants and nurses, with a program that encourages TAFE diploma students to enrol in CSU degrees. Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic) Professor Ross Chambers said CSU will guarantee entry into most of its undergraduate courses to people who have completed diplomas and advanced diplomas from any TAFE institution in Australia. “In addition, TAFE students who have also completed a Tertiary Preparation Certificate (TPC) and gained  a Tertiary Entrance Score of 157 or over are also eligible for guaranteed entry into Charles Sturt University undergraduate courses,” Professor Chambers said. This program is in addition to the existing scholarship program between CSU and a number of regional and metropolitan TAFE institutions across NSW and Victoria. “Charles Sturt University is committed to supporting the aspirations of TAFE graduates.  It provides pathways to its professional degrees from TAFE diplomas and advanced diplomas based on substantial credit for prior learning,” Professor Chambers said.
 

Media Contact: Wes Ward, 02 6051 9906

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For interviews with CSU’ s Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic) Professor Ross Chambers, contact CSU Media. For details on CSU&rsquo

Strengthening international student Study Centres

Tuesday 12 Oct 2010

At front from left: Mr Heith Mackay-Cruise, CEO, SGA, and CSU Vice-Chancellor Professor Ian Goulter sign the agreement.Representatives of Charles Sturt University (CSU) and Study Group Australia (SGA) will meet at a ceremony at CSU in Bathurst on Tuesday 12 October to mark the signing of a new services agreement for the ongoing delivery of courses at CSU Study Centres in Sydney and Melbourne. The CSU Study Centres offer courses from the Faculty of Business to international undergraduate and postgraduate students. The Vice-Chancellor and President of CSU, Professor Ian Goulter, said, “The renewal of the services agreement for the Charles Sturt University Study Centres is strongly aligned to the University's strategic planning priorities and its Internationalisation Strategy.” Study Group Australia Pty Ltd, as part of one of the world’s largest private education providers, has been engaged in the quality provision of higher education services to international students in collaboration with CSU since 1995. Although studying in Melbourne or Sydney, many of the students graduate at ceremonies at the regional campuses of CSU.
 

Media Contact: Bruce Andrews, 02 63386084

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Contact CSU Media to arrange interviews. The agreement ceremony was held at The Grange, the corporate headquarters at CSU in Bathurst at 12midday Tuesday 12 October.
 
Participating at the ceremony was the Vice-Chancellor and President of CSU, Professor Ian Goulter; CSU Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Administration), Professor Lyn Gorman; Associate Professor Ken Dillon,  Associate Professor John Atkinson, CSU Head International School of Business and Partnerships; Mr Heith Mackay-Cruise, CEO, Study Group Australia; Mr Lee Hill, Managing Director Higher Education Australasia, Study Group Australia; Ms Sue Bakir, CSU Study Centre Campus Director, Study Group Australia; and Ms Emma Steinke, Trans-National Education Program Manager, CSU Office of International Relations.

Prophets in Christianity and Islam

Tuesday 12 Oct 2010

The role of prophets in Christianity and Islam will be explored in a free public talk to be held at Charles Sturt University (CSU) in Wagga Wagga on Wednesday 13 October. The speakers are CSU Professor of Theology and Executive Director of the Australian Centre for Christianity and Culture, Reverend Professor James Haire and CSU adjunct lecturer and Executive Director of Islamic Sciences and Research Academy of Australia, Mr Mehmet Ozalp. The dialogue between the two leading religious figures will examine how Christianity and Islam view prophets, their role and characteristics. How does one know a person claiming to be a prophet is telling the truth? What is the central place and meaning of Jesus Christ in Christianity? What is the role and importance of the Prophet Muhammad in Islam? Essentially the lecture will look at how Islam views Jesus Christ and how Christianity views the Prophet Muhammad. The public lecture will be held from 11am to 1pm in the Wal Fife Theatre at CSU in Wagga Wagga.  

Media Contact: Fiona Halloran, 02 6933 2207

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Spirituality and ageing conference in Canberra

Tuesday 14 Sep 2010

Professor of Theology and Director of the Centre for Ageing and Pastoral Care,  Reverend Professor Elizabeth MacKinlay, AM.Charles Sturt University (CSU) will host a national conference on ageing and wellbeing later in life. The fifth National CAPS Conference will be held at University House in Canberra from Tuesday 28 September to Friday 1 October. Professor of Theology and Director of the Centre for Ageing and Pastoral Care (CAPS),  Reverend Professor Elizabeth MacKinlay, AM, said, “The theme of the conference – Resilience, Resistance and Change – aims to focus discussions on the many issues around ageing. The conference is intended for all professionals who work in this field, such as theologians, clergy, health professionals and therapists, and anyone interested in improving the quality of life for older people”. Keynote speakers at the conference include Professor Keith Meador from the Center for Biomedical Ethics and Society at Vanderbilt University in the USA, Professor Peter Coleman from the University of Southampton in the UK and Reverend Professor MacKinlay. The conference program is available here. Further enquiries can be made to 02 6272 6205 or send an email.
 

Media Contact: Bruce Andrews, 02 63386084

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Contact CSU Media to arrange interviews with CAPS Director Reverend Professor Elizabeth MacKinlay.
 
The Centre for Ageing and Pastoral Care (CAPS) is a centre for applied research, education, and scholarship in the areas of ageing, ethics, spirituality and meaning in later life. The Centre has a multidisciplinary focus and caters to the needs of health professionals, pastoral workers, clergy, and older people. CAPS is based in George Browning House at CSU in Canberra.

Writing to make a difference

Tuesday 7 Sep 2010

Four school students will make a difference to their charity of choice through a Charles Sturt University (CSU) social justice award. The Social Justice Innovation Award offered through the School of Humanities and Social Sciences at CSU gives teenagers a platform to write about Making a Difference. The judges included senior social work lecturer, Dr Bill Anscombe, and poet and recently-retired English lecturer, Mr David Gilbey. “Although we only advertised the competition in NSW and the ACT, we also received entries from Victoria and the Northern Territory. This highlights the fact that there are a lot of school students with writing talents keen to be involved in the project,” Dr Anscombe said. They winners of Making a Difference 2010 are Mr Kieran Hennessy from Great Lakes Tuncurry Senior High School, Mr Reid Butler from Merewether High School,  Ms Alexandra Jones from Pymble Ladies College and Ms Tara Whitsed of Corryong College.  Their nominated charities, World Vision, Red Cross, Love146 and beyondblue will each receive $250 from CSU.

Media Contact: Holly-Amber Manning, 02 6365 7813

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