First December graduations for CSU calendar

1 JANUARY 2003

In response to graduate feedback, CSU will stage its annual graduations in December 2011. Approximately 1 041 students will graduate at six ceremonies at CSU in Bathurst this week.

In response to graduate feedback, Charles Sturt University (CSU) will stage its annual graduations in December 2011. Approximately 1 041 students will graduate at six ceremonies at CSU in Bathurst this week.
 
Highlights of the coming ceremonies include the award of several PhDs to graduates in a range of disciplines, a brother and sister graduating together with Masters of Business Administration on Friday 16, and the final official duties on Saturday 17 of Professor Ian Goulter after 10 years as Vice-Chancellor and President of CSU.
 
9.30am Thursday 15 December
 
Graduates from the Faculty of Education including the School of Teacher Education, the School of Human Movement Studies, the School of Education, the Murray School of Education, the School of Information Studies, and the Centre for Indigenous Studies.
 
The number of graduates attending this session is 208.
 
The Occasional Address will be delivered by Ms Pam Cahir, CEO of Early Childhood Australia.
 
A graduate of note is Ms Kia Cassidy who will graduate with a Bachelor of Education (Primary) and will receive two prizes, the e:lit Primary Teaching Graduate Prize, and the Rod Allen Prize in Primary Education.
 
5.30pm Thursday 15 December
 
Graduates from the Faculty of Education including the School of Teacher Education, and the School of Information Studies.
 
The number of graduates attending this session is 130.
 
The Occasional Address will be delivered by Mr Ross Reynolds, Business Development Manager of Broad NSW, and a former Wallabies player and coach.
 
Graduates of note include Dr Christina Gottschall for her PhD thesis, May you live normally ever after!: popular film as pedagogy: youth, subjectivity and Australian cinema; and Dr Christopher Tome for his PhD thesis Old dogs? New tricks? A study of experienced teachers, technical innovation and pedagogical change.
 
9.30am Friday 16 December
 
Graduates from the Faculty of Business, including from the School of Accounting, the School of Business, the School of Computing and Mathematics, and the International School of Business and Partnerships.
 
The number of graduates attending this session is 189.
 
The Occasional Address will be delivered by Professor Clive Hamilton, the Vice-Chancellor’s Chair of Philosophy and Ethics, at the CSU Centre for Applied Philosophy and Public Ethics (CAPPE).
 
Notable graduates include:
 
Dr Jodie Kleinschafer, for her PhD thesis Energy efficiency and household decision-making: managing residential electricity demand.
 
Dr Felicity Small, for her PhD thesis Imagination, social interactions and the consumer decision process.
 
Brother and sister, Mr Jared Clancy and Ms Alexandra Clancy, who will each graduate with a Master of Business Administration (MBA). The Sydney Morning Herald has been following Ms Clancy’s educational progress since she was featured in a page one story about her first day at school in 1988.
 
Outstanding student Ms Susan Atherton, a mature-age student with two adult sons, who graduates with a Bachelor of Business (Accounting), will also receive four prizes: the Association of Taxation and Management Accountants Prize (Bathurst); the CPA Australia Prize (Graduate - Bathurst); the Lexis Nexis Prize (Taxation Law Principles – Bathurst); the Australian Tax Office Award.
 
3pm Friday 16 December
 
Graduates from the Faculty of Business, including from the School of Accounting, the School of Business, the School of Computing and Mathematics, and the International School of Business and Partnerships.
 
The number of graduates attending this session is 165.
 
The Occasional Address will be delivered by Dr Don Weatherburn, Director of the NSW Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research. (Dr Weatherburn was formerly lecturer at MCAE in Bathurst in the early 1980s.)
 
9.30am Saturday 17 December
 
Graduates from the Faculty of Science, including the School of Nursing, Midwifery and Indigenous Health, the School of Biomedical Sciences, the School of Dentistry and Health Sciences, the School of Community Health, and the School of Environmental Sciences.
 
The number of graduates attending this session is 118.
 
The Occasional Address will be delivered by Professor Desley Hegney, currently the Winthrop Professor of Nursing in the School of Population Health at the University of Western Australia, and the Chair of Nursing Research at the Centre for Nursing Research at Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital, Perth.
 
A notable graduate is Dr Susan Bragg who will receive her PhD for her thesis Degree of value alignment – why nurses resign: a grounded theory study of rural nurses’ resignations. (Dr Bragg is a long-time Bathurst resident, and until recently a lecturer at the CSU School of Nursing, Midwifery and Indigenous Health in Bathurst.)
 
5.30pm Saturday 17 December
 
Graduates from the Faculty of Arts, including the School of Communication and Creative Industries, the School of Humanities and Social Sciences, and the School of Psychology.
 
The number of graduates attending this session is 231. This will be the final official function for Professor Ian Goulter after 10 years as Vice-Chancellor and President of CSU.
 
The Occasional Address will be delivered by Ms Sarah Parsons, Workshop Manager at the Australian Theatre for Young People.
 
Notable graduates include:
 
Dr Paola Castillo, for her PhD thesis Cultural and cross-cultural factors in judgements of credibility.
 
Three graduates who all now work for radio 2BS in Bathurst will receive Bachelors of Communication; Ms Kaycie Bradford (Journalism), Mr Nic Cook (Commercial Radio), and Ms Ashleigh Saunders (Journalism).

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