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Registered nurses wanted, now and in the future

Tuesday 2 Feb 2016

A special evening event at Charles Sturt University (CSU) in Dubbo on Wednesday 10 February aims to promote the recruitment, education and professional development of nurses in the region.

The School of Nursing, Midwifery and Indigenous Health at CSU invites nurses and prospective nursing students to a free information evening to learn about what is involved in joining like-minded academics in the education of undergraduate registered nurses.

Lecturer in nursing Ms Maryanne Podham said, "We're looking for nurses who are interested to promote the profession of nursing and assist in the education of the next generation of nurses. We're also keen to advise nurses about how they can advance their own careers by undertaking postgraduate study with Charles Sturt University."

Ms Podham noted that while CSU was well-established in Dubbo for many years, many people in the region did not know that nursing was one of the main disciplines that could be studied at the University in Dubbo.

"We want to ensure that nurses from the region have long and fulfilling professional careers in the health services in western NSW," Ms Podham said. "I encourage anyone interested in nursing to attend the information evening."

The free event is from 6pm to 8pm Wednesday 10 February in Room 220 at CSU, Tony McGrane Place, Dubbo. Refreshments will be provided.

For more information or to register your interest to attend please phone Ms Podham on (02) 6885 7328 or email mpdham@csu.edu.au

Media Contact: Fiona Halloran and Emily Malone , (02) 6933 2207

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Governor-General to visit CSU in Dubbo

Friday 21 Aug 2015

CSU DubboHis Excellency General the Honourable Sir Peter Cosgrove, AK, MC (Retd), Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia, and Her Excellency Lady Cosgrove, will visit Charles Sturt University (CSU) in Dubbo from 10.45am to 11.45am on Friday 28 August. Their Excellencies will be welcomed by CSU Vice-Chancellor Professor Andrew Vann, then join University staff and students for morning tea prior to a tour of the campus. Professor Vann said, "On behalf of all staff and students I look forward to welcoming the Governor-General Sir Peter Cosgrove and Lady Cosgrove to Charles Sturt University in Dubbo. We are delighted that they have time in their busy schedule to visit the campus, meet students and staff, and learn about our Indigenous Education Strategy as well as the courses and graduates that are making a significant difference to the communities of regional Australia." The Governor-General and Lady Cosgrove are interested in meeting and talking with students, academics, researchers and administrative staff at CSU in Dubbo, and have indicated a particular interest in the School of Indigenous Australian Studies. Staff are invited and welcome to attend morning tea with their Excellencies at 11.05am on Friday 28 August. Please RSVP for catering purposes to mbritnell@csu.edu.au by Thursday 20 August.

Media Contact: Bruce Andrews, (02) 6338 6084

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Explorations: The importance of talking to strangers

Thursday 6 Aug 2015

Kerrie PhippsAuthor and communicator Mrs Kerrie Phipps will deliver a free public lecture at Charles Sturt University (CSU) in Dubbo on Tuesday 11 August discussing the importance of connecting with strangers. 'Do talk to strangers' is part of the University's Explorations Series and will be held in building 901, room 422 from 6pm to 7pm. "In our busy world of social media and speed networking, you have to wonder if we're losing the ability to relate and connect with our fellow human beings," Mrs Phipps said. "Connecting with a stranger on a plane, train or automobile can change the course of your life. In this lecture, I'll be discuss why it's important to stay connected and not be afraid to communicate with others, how to talk to strangers easily and naturally, and how to connect with anyone, anywhere." The lecture will be based on Mrs Phipps latest book Do Talk to Strangers and her discoveries internationally since it launched. This lecture will also include a Q&A session. For more information about the public lecture please visit http://news.csu.edu.au/events

Media Contact: Hannah Guilfoyle, 0417 125 795

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Contact CSU Media to arrange interview with Mrs Kerrie Phipps.

The Charles Sturt University 'Explorations' Series is part of the Community-University Partnership (CUP) program and aims to engage our rural and regional communities in discussion and debate about major issues facing our regions, the nation and the world. The Explorations Series includes public lectures, workshops, panels and conferences.

'Do talk to strangers' will be held at CSU in Dubbo, building 901, room 422 from 6pm to 7pm on Tuesday 11 August.

International Nurses Day celebrated at CSU in Dubbo

Wednesday 6 May 2015

Nursing students and simulator manikinNursing staff and students at Charles Sturt University (CSU) in Dubbo will salute nurses past and present with a day of activities to celebrate International Nurses Day on Tuesday 12 May. Ms Cathy Maginnis, lecturer in nursing at the CSU School of Nursing, Midwifery and Indigenous Health , said the School is hosting a day of activities for nursing students and interested nurses to celebrate the invaluable contributions nurses make to the health of society. "Charles Sturt University is educating nursing students to work locally, nationally and in the international arena," Ms Maginnis said. "A career in nursing offers an abundance of areas and specialities to work in. The theme of this year's International Nurses Day is 'Nurses: A force for change: Care effective, cost effective'. This theme will be demonstrated throughout the day by visiting the history of nurses, sharing experiences of retired nurses, and looking into the high-tech world of current flight nursing with the Royal Flying Doctor Service. These events will demonstrate our ongoing commitment to educating nurses to deliver high quality cost effective nursing care to the community."

Media Contact: Bruce Andrews, (02) 6338 6084

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International Nurses Day is celebrated annually on 12 May, the anniversary of the birth of Florence Nightingale.

The celebration program at CSU in Dubbo is: The Western Plains Cultural Centre will host a memorabilia display in room 124 at CSU in Dubbo with a collection about Major Joan Flint and a talk from 9am to 11am. Following this, retired nurses Patsy Forrester, Noelene Kennedy and Betty Salter will talk from 11am to 12pm about their experiences as nurses and the changes they have seen. At 1.30pm the Royal Flying Doctor Service simulator will be on campus and a flight nurse will talk about the high-tech world of flight nursing. The NSW Nurses and Midwives Association are sponsoring a cake to celebrate International Nurses Day and share with current students, staff and guests.

Please RSVP by Friday 8 May to Ms Wendy Pope on 6885 7321 or wpope@csu.edu.au, or Ms Cathy Maginnis on 6885 7324 or cmaginnis@csu.edu.au

US Consul General to visit CSU in Dubbo

Wednesday 29 Apr 2015

CSU Dubbo courtyardThe US Consul General will visit Charles Sturt University (CSU) in Dubbo on Thursday 30 April as part of his tour of the city. Mr Hugo Llorens, and his wife Lisett, will arrive at CSU at 2pm and be welcomed by acting Head of Campus Dr Patricia Logan and Associate Professor Jay Phillips, the Head of the CSU School of Indigenous Australian Studies in Dubbo. "The staff and students of Charles Sturt University in Dubbo look forward to welcoming the Consul General and Mrs Llorens. The University has much to offer and we will showcase our courses and contribution to the city and region," Dr Logan said. Mr Llorens is particularly interested in the Indigenous Teacher Education in Community (ITEC) program. Ms Maria Bennet, lecturer in the CSU School of Teacher Education, will explain the program and introduce Mr and Mrs Llorens to staff and to students who are on campus this week for a residential school. All CSU staff and members of the University community in Dubbo are invited to join the visiting party. Find out more about the US Consulate General here.

Media Contact: Bruce Andrews, (02) 6338 6084

Media Note:

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Check It Out at CSU in Dubbo

Monday 20 Apr 2015

CSU DubboCharles Sturt University (CSU) in Dubbo will host a very special 'graduation' for visiting primary school students as part of a Check It Out day on Thursday 23 April. Approximately 55 Year 5 and 6 students from Trangie Central School, Tullamore Central School, Peak Hill Central School, and Dubbo West Public School will spend the day on campus participating in a selection of workshops to give them first-hand experience of university life. Ms Kristie Daley, school outreach officer for Future Moves in the CSU Office for Students, said, "This fun and interactive day, aims to provide students with a university experience. Students tour the campus and its facilities, have lunch in the student dining room, and participate in hands-on faculty-based activities, and Indigenous games. They end the day with a mock graduation ceremony which includes a special presentation by the Mayor of Dubbo, Councillor Matthew Dickerson." Check it Out days are part of CSU's Future Moves program, which was developed to encourage aspiration for higher education among students in rural and remote NSW and Victoria by introducing young people to the world of university study. These students are encouraged through a positive experience to become more engaged in school studies and more confident in considering tertiary study as a realistic option. Future Moves is a federally funded initiative, run through Charles Sturt University and aligned with the Australian Blueprint for Career Development.

Media Contact: Bruce Andrews, (02) 6338 6084

Media Note:

Contact CSU Media to arrange interviews or photo opportunities of students participating in experiments, classes and the graduation ceremony.

Life after the mining boom discussed at public lecture

Monday 23 Mar 2015

CSU Dubbo_250x150Charles Sturt University (CSU) in Dubbo will host the free public lecture by economist and Reserve Bank board member Dr John Edwards on Thursday 26 March. 'Beyond the Boom' is part of the University's Explorations Series and will be held in building 901, room 411 from 6pm to 7pm. With falling iron ore and coal prices and declining mining investment, Australia's mining boom is fading. Dr John Edwards will discuss the future for jobs, incomes and growth, and where we are now headed in the Australian economy. Dr Edwards is a member of the Board of the Reserve Bank of Australia and non-resident Fellow at the Lowy Institute. He is Adjunct Professor at the University of Sydney School of Business and the John Curtin Institute of Public Policy at Curtin University. For more information and to register please visit here.

Media Contact: Hannah Guilfoyle, 0417 125 795

Media Note:

Please contact CSU Media for more information and to request an interview.

The Charles Sturt University 'Explorations' Series is part of the Community-University Partnership (CUP) program and aims to engage our rural and regional communities in discussion and debate about major issues facing our regions, the nation and the world. The Explorations Series includes public lectures, workshops, panels and conferences, and each CSU campus will host at least two 'Explorations' events every year.

'Beyond the Boom' will be held at CSU in Dubbo, building 901, room 411, from 6-7pm on Thursday, 26 March 2015.

Apply now for 2015 CSU CUP education grants

Tuesday 10 Mar 2015

Professor Jeannie HerbertSchools and relevant community organisations in the Dubbo area are invited to apply for the first round of the Charles Sturt University (CSU) 2015 Community-University Partnerships (CUP) Grant Program. The first round of grants is for the Rural and Regional Education Development Program category which replaces the former 'Schools Development Grants' category and now includes early childhood. Head of Campus at CSU in Dubbo, Professor Jeannie Herbert, said, "At Charles Sturt University in Dubbo we're committed to working with our local and regional communities, and offering these grants to schools and early childhood centres is a great way of doing this." Applications for CUP Rural and Regional Education Development Program category close on Monday 31 March.

Media Contact: Bruce Andrews, (02) 6338 6084

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The other CUP categories will seek applications later in the year. These include the Rural and Regional Sports Development Program (in May), and later the Rural and Regional Arts and Culture Program.

CSU Orientation Week in Dubbo

Friday 20 Feb 2015

CSU DubboUp to 100 new students will commence at Charles Sturt University (CSU) in Dubbo when Orientation Week starts on Tuesday 24 February. CSU lecturer Dr Patricia Logan will welcome students on behalf of Head of Campus Professor Jeannie Herbert, who will be in Perth as a member of the steering committee for the National Empowerment Committee that reviews initiatives implemented for prevention of youth suicide. "One of the special features of the Charles Sturt University campus in Dubbo is that it is small and it's welcoming, a place where you will quickly meet your fellow students and the staff," Dr Logan said. "Students may arrive here on their own on 'their first day', but they are not walking 'alone'. They are part of an extended community which shares a common goal; that is, to support the realisation of their degree so that both they and the community in which we live benefits." Special guests at the commencement ceremony on Tuesday 24 February include the Mayor of Dubbo, Councillor Mathew Dickerson. Mr Luke Lawrence, President of the Dubbo Student Committee, and Mr Simbarashe Dudzai, O Week coordinator in Dubbo, will also welcome the new students. CSU anticipates approximately 90 to 100 new full-time students on campus for courses in 2015. They will be joined by approximately 189 returning students. The schedule of events includes:

Tuesday 24 – 10.30am Market day, followed by the official commencement ceremony at 11am, then a barbeque, information sessions, and at 6.30pm free ten-pin bowling and pizza dinner.

Wednesday 25 – 9am School welcomes and information sessions, 12.30pm a SRC barbeque, and from 6.30pm a trivia night with prizes.

Thursday 26 – 9am Course symposium day, followed at 7.30pm by a Hawaiian Luau night at the Commercial Hotel.

Friday 27 – 11am sports day at multi-purpose centre on campus. More details can be found here.

Media Contact: Bruce Andrews, (02) 6338 6084

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Skill Fix workshops at CSU in Dubbo

Monday 10 Nov 2014

CSU in DubboThe Charles Sturt University (CSU) Future Moves program will host a Skill Fix workshop in Dubbo for Year 11 students from five regional high schools on Tuesday 11 November. Students from high schools in Peak Hill, Dubbo (Senior), Trangie, Trundle, and Wellington will attend CSU in Dubbo to learn tips and tricks for study and HSC/university preparation. Ms Kristie Daley, school outreach officer at CSU in Dubbo, said, "The workshops typically include sessions about learning styles, writing skilfully, effective internet research, stress management, note taking, exam preparation, and time management. This on-campus experience reinforces that tertiary education is a realistic goal and helps to consolidate preparation done within the school, as well as adding insights into tertiary level preparation. Student leaders reflect on their own journey from Years 11 and 12 through to university, the approaches that worked, and the challenges and hazards that may have impacted on their studies." The Skill Fix days are part of CSU's Future Moves program. Future Moves was developed to encourage aspiration for higher education among students in rural and remote NSW. By introducing young people to the world of university study they are able to connect with the benefits of a higher education and are then encouraged to engage in school for a more successful transition to a further education.

Media Contact: Bruce Andrews, (02) 6338 6084

Media Note:

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