- CSU built on selfless and tireless generosity of many
- Informal events at CSU campus to celebrate contributions over 30 years
- As many as possible former and present CSU staff encouraged to attend
It’s 30 years since Charles Sturt University (CSU) was founded in 1989 and a series of informal celebratory events are being held for former and current staff across its regional campuses.
Ms Sarah Ansell, Director, Advancement at CSU, said, “As we celebrate 30 years of Charles Sturt University this year, it’s appropriate that we also celebrate the people who made the University what it is today.
“The Charles Sturt University story is built on the spirit of generosity, and it is rich with individuals who have given selflessly and tirelessly of their time, effort and expertise.
“There are so many people who have gone above and beyond to make it the unique place it is today.
“They are the visionaries, workers, families, the quiet achievers, larrikins and storytellers – the undeniable forces − who have advanced the University’s ethos of ‘yindyamarra winhanganha’, the wisdom of respectfully knowing how to live well in a world worth living in.
“Together they have embodied the University’s values of being insightful, inclusive impactful and inspiring.”
Ms Ansell said as the University community celebrates 30 years of CSU, there is no better time to pause and say, ‘we see you’, ‘well done’, ‘thank you’, ‘glad to have shared this journey with you’, and ‘you made this ride a whole lot of fun’.
“These will be informal events, a chance to catch up, reflect, honour and be honoured, with the added bonus of documenting the fun stuff,” Ms Ansell said.
“I encourage as many former and present staff as possible to attend, so please join us for a stroll down memory lane and share your stories about the CSU community, past and present.
“The Advancement team will be there to capture and record as many of these memories as we can for future generations. Please feel free to bring along any pictures or memorabilia you’d like to share.
“Please also invite others you feel might like to participate and contribute. Just ask them to let us know they will be attending.”
The schedule for the informal CSU gatherings is:
Ms Ansell said if you can’t make it the University would still like to hear from people. You can share your stories via the website https://alumni.csu.edu.au/get-involved/30-years-of-contribution-to-csu