South Australian Universities Alumni Europe - 2012 Committee
Patron - Baroness Susan Greenfield CBE
President - Dennis Muirhead
Vice-Presidents- *Elsa D'Ercoli, *Simon Fourmy
Hon Secretary - *Diane Tofts
Hon Treasurer - Sonja Townsend
*Matt Johnson (Deputy Agent-General)
The Glass Menagerie | Alumni Offer
As a corporate sponsor of State Theatre Company, alumni of Flinders University are eligible for exclusive discounts. Mention this offer when calling Bass to receive $10 off adult tickets for any performance of The Glass Menagerie. The performance runs from 4-26 May at the Dunstan Playhouse. Click here for more information about the the performance.
Flinders University Alumni Network Dinner Surabaya Sunday | 13 May 2012
Flinders University Alumni are invited to a Flinders Alumni Network Dinner with Professor Paul Arbon AM, Dean, School of Nursing & Midwifery, Flinders University and also Director, Disaster Research Centre: Flinders University.
This is an opportunity for alumni to network with fellow alumni and senior academics from Flinders University.
Date: Sunday 13 May 2012
Venue: The Hotel Majapahit, Jalan Tunjungan No 65, Surabaya
RSVP: By Friday 4 May 2012 to Ms Michelle Richmond.
Alumni Connect Mentoring Program
Alumni Connect is a mentoring program which provides international students with the opportunity to access advice and support from our alumni and benefit from their experience. Students are matched to a professional from a suitable discipline area, and undertake a one to one mentoring relationship. It involves a series of meetings throughout the year enabling mentees to gain important information and advice from their mentors and take steps to successfully initiate their career.
If you would like to participate in this program, please contact Nina Tabor. You may also want to connect to our newly developed Careers Linkedin Group here.
Adelaide Hills International Sculpture Symposium
Flinders University sponsors the Adelaide Hills International Sculpture Symposium held in 2012 over the month of April at “The Cedars”, the former home of one of Australia’s best known and loved painters, Sir Hans Heysen. The Symposium, an exciting new arts and tourism initiative, brought together internationally acclaimed sculptors to create world class stone sculptures for permanent placement in public sites in the Adelaide Hills.
During the first week of this activity, Flinders hosted an Adelaide Hills Alumni reception which provided the opportunity for our alumni and friends resident in the Hills to experience a private tour of the home of Hans Heysen, and also meet and chat with the sculptors. The sculptors participating in the symposium, Silvio Apponyi – Australia, Miguel Isla-Sanz – Spain, Craig Medson – Australia, Yoshin Ogata – Japan, Jaya Schuerch – USA/Switzerland, Hwang Seung-Woo – Korea, Kemal Tufan – Turkey, and Luke Zwolsman – Australia. It was a wonderful evening which, from comments on the night and emails, since was very much appreciated and enjoyed by all. See photos of the event here.
The plan is that following this event, two more biennial events will be held, the aim being that a trail of public art will be created throughout the Adelaide Hills. Flinders University intends to be a continuing supporter of this very special Adelaide Hills community project.
South Australian Universities Alumni Europe | South Australia Club Wine Master Class
Dennis Muirhead, President, South Australian Universities Alumni Europe invites Alumni to a South Australia Club Wine Master Class. The event will be a wine master class hosted by acclaimed and influential wine writer, Matthew Jukes (The Daily Mail) featuring premium wines from the Clare Valley and Coonawarra regions. The Hon Jay Weatherill MP, Premier of South Australia will be a special guest at the event
Date: Thursday 10 May 2012
Venue: Royal Festival Hall
(please use Festival Terrace or Festival Riverside entrances)
St Paul’s Roof Pavilion - Level 6, Blue Side
Time: 6.00pm – 9.00pm
This is a free event and numbers are limited. Book here by Friday 4 May at 12 noon.
Please bring photo ID for security purposes.
Bachelor of Midwifery 10th Anniversary Dinner | 5 May 2012
The Schools of Nursing & Midwifery at Flinders University, the University of South Australia and the SA Branch of the Australian College of Midwives are hosting a 10th Anniversary Dinner for the Bachelor of Midwifery in South Australia on Saturday 5 May 2012. Please click here for more information and registration details.
Postgraduate Drop-in Information Sessions 16 and 17 May 2012
Flinders University offers a diverse range of graduate and postgraduate options, including graduate-entry Bachelor degrees, Graduate Certificates/Diplomas, Masters degrees and Doctorates across a range of professional fields. Examples include: public administration, public policy, social work, psychology, accounting, business, information technology and education. Each of these courses aims to develop the knowledge and skills that can take capabilities and careers to the next level.
Law, Business, Government and Administration - Wednesday 16 May
Health, Social Services, Environment and Education - Thursday 17 May
Location: Ground Floor Foyer, Flinders University Victoria Square
182 Victoria Square, Adelaide
Time: 12.00pm - 2.00pm
To register your attendance please click here.
Office of the Agent General | Reception for the Hon Jay Weatherill MP
Bill Muirhead, Agent General for South Australia, London would like to extend an invitation to South Australian Alumni living in the UK/Europe to a Reception for the Hon Jay Weatherill MP, Premier of South Australia. This will be his first visit to London since becoming Premier in October 2011. The Premier would like to share some South Australian hospitality with South Australians living in the UK/Europe and to update them on exciting progress in the State.
Date: Wednesday 9 May 2012
Time: 6.30pm – 8.30pm
Venue: Exhibition Hall, Australia House
RSVP by Wednesday 2 May by EMAILING your full name to firstname.lastname@example.org. If you wish to bring a partner please indicate this in your email. Space is limited so please advise your acceptance as soon as possible.
Please note that due to diplomatic security requirements, photographic identification will also be required (ie South Australian driver’s licence, passport) as this is a South Australian event.
Tertiary Studies & Careers Expo Adelaide
Flinders University is a proud sponsor of the 2012 Tertiary Studies and Careers Expo Adelaide.
If you are looking for information on furthering your career, studies or updating your training and skills, do not miss the Tertiary Studies & Careers Expo Adelaide on Sunday 29 April 2012, 10am – 4pm and Monday 30 April 2012, 9:30am – 1:30pm at the Adelaide Convention Centre. Admission is free and visitors have the chance to speak directly with exhibitors from South Australia, interstate and overseas as well as attend a comprehensive series of seminar presentations that will provide the opportunity to hear from expert speakers on a vast array of topics. Visitors can also meet with qualified representatives from Career Development Association of Australia. Read more information about Flinders University’s presence at the Tertiary Studies & Careers Expo Adelaide.
Health insurer BUPA supports Flinders and its alumni
Health insurer BUPA has donated $50,000 to fund two scholarships for health sciences students at Flinders University over the next five years. Read full story.
BUPA, one of Australia’s major private health insurance companies, is the University’s corporate provider of private health insurance for employees, and is now offering a tailored corporate plan to Flinders alumni.
Alumni involved in Fringe action
Flinders is a Major Partner of Fringe Benefits, and with their support we hosted a Flinders Alumni Happy Hour in the exclusive Fringe Club in the Adelaide Parklands.
Special guest was Fringe performer, Barry Morgan, from Barry's World of Organs who entertained alumni from Creative Arts, International Business and Archaeology with his outstanding musicianship. He also trained a number of alumni in the use of his famous one finger method of organ playing.
Writers' Week Award to Graduate
Flinders creative writing graduate Margaret Merrilees (PhD '04) received the 2012 Wakefield Press Unpublished Manuscript Award from the Premier, Mr Jay Weatherill, as part of the Adelaide Festival Awards for Literature, which were presented at Writers’ Week on March 3. Full story . . .
Sidney Myer Rural Lecture Series: Rural Education . . Shaping Leaders for the Future
Professor Margaret Alston, OAM, Director of GLASS and Head of Department of Social Work, Monash University will present the first lecture in a series of four entitled: "Rural Education . . . Shaping Leaders for the Future".
Many issues and challenges are facing rural communities today. Margaret will draw upon her extensive research, and firsthand knowledge of rural life, to set out what needs to be done to ensure that education in rural Australia and elsewhere is shaping leaders for the future.
Wednesday 28 March 2012, 6.00pm - 7.15pm
Level 1, Flinders University, 182 Victoria Square, Adelaide
Professor Alston is current Chair of the Australian Heads of Schools of Social Work (ACHSSW), and has served as an NGO representative in the Australian delegation to the UN Commission for the Status of Women. She has served on numerous Federal and State boards and committees, and as a gender expert to the UN's FAO and Habitat bodies.
RSVP: Register on-line
Sponsored by: The Myer Fund
Information: Marja van Breda tel 8201 7529
Japan Alumni Network Reception
Professor Kohei Uosaki, President of the Flinders Japan Alumni Network, and Geoff Sauer, Alumni Relations Officer invite all Flinders Alumni in Japan to the upcoming alumni event to be held at the Australian Embassy in Tokyo on 6 March 2012.
This is the first formal alumni reception since July 2010 when the Japan Alumni Network was launched. The Australian Ambassador to Japan, His Excellency Mr Bruce Miller, will attend and deliver a welcome address to attendees.
The following staff from Flinders University will be attending: Professor Dean Forbes (Deputy Vice-Chancellor, International and Communities), Professor Malcolm Cook (Dean, School of International Studies), Professor Andrew Millington (Dean, School of the Environment), Ms Virginia Pattingale (Director, International Office), and Mr Paul Saeki (Marketing and Business Information Officer, School of Nursing and Midwifery).
Event Date: Tuesday 6 March 2012
Time: 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm (door opens at 6:00 pm)
Location: Australian Embassy Tokyo, Reception Hall
RSVP: By Monday 27 February 2012 to email@example.com
Inquiries: Tomoko Ichikawa, Austrade Tokyo tel: 03-5232-3931
If you can attend please use the online registration
State Theatre Company - The Ham Funeral
Congratulations to the winners of double passes to the Opening Night of State Theatre’s production of Patrick White’s The Ham Funeral: Julie Rackebrandt (BPsych Hons 2010), Dawn Hawthorn-Jackson (BA 1997), Keetza Lambert (BSc 1982) and Dale Lambert (BSc 1983, BA Hons 1985 BA 1989, PhD EHLT 1997), Lei Chen (PhD ElectEng 2004) and Andrew McAlindon (BSc 1986).
e.NCOUNTER Alumni News blog
Check out the new Alumni news blog e.NCOUNTER - news, events and reunions, alumni benefits, discussions, feedback and points of view - all in the one convenient place.
John Schumann story in InDaily
Adelaide's independent on line newspaper, InDaily, features a story about a visit to Afghanistan by Flinders graduate John Schumann, founder of iconic band Redgum and composer of the anti-war anthem "I was only 19". You can read the story here, check out the latest edition of Encounter magazine and listen to "I was only 19" from this link.
South Australian Universities Alumni Europe - Christmas Party 2011
On Thursday 1 December 2011 the South Australian Universities Alumni Europe revived the free Alumni Christmas Party held for the first time in the Downer Room at Australia House, hosted by the Office of the Agent General and organised by Committee Members Amy Lunn and Sonja Townsend.
The event was very well attended, with nearly 100 alumni present. Old friends were reunited, new friendships kindled and Adelaidian adventures recounted. It was a chance to reconnect with our old members, many who had not attended an event for several years, and meet newly arrived alumni. Vili’s pies were the highlight of the night, being devoured faster than they could be heated. South Australian wine and Coopers Ale also featured, while Australian Christmas music played background.
Flinders graduate, Matt Johnson, the Deputy Agent General for South Australia and Dennis Muirhead, President of the Alumni, welcomed guests and reminded them of links to SA, the venue itself being named after a South Australian. 2012 will be an exciting time with a wine tasting, quiz night and jazz concert planned, and due to the 2011 success, the Christmas party is to return as an annual event.
Flinders Graduate Gosia Hill (BA ’83 BSocAdmin ‘87) becomes Honorary Consul of the Republic of Poland
On 2 December 2011 Polish Ambassador to Australia H.E. Andrzej Jaroszyski inaugurated the new Consulate for the Republic of Poland in Adelaide. The Honorary Consul is Gosia Hill, Director of International Programmes for international business consultancy, AU-EU Connect.
Gosia is President, Asia Pacific Business Council for Women Inc and was Minister Counsellor Commercial, Poland and Central South Eastern Europe for Austrade (DFAT).
Photo: LtoR Gosia Hill receives congratulations on her appointment from Chris Jenner, Head, Development and Alumni Relations.
State Theatre Company's Playwrights Awards
Flinders University, partner of State Theatre Company’s Young Playwrights Award, congratulates the 2011 winners: Phillip Kavanagh (BCA Hons Creative Writing) for Plain Jane and Flora Gaugg for Deadline.
The Young Playwrights Award recognises young South Australian playwrights for original, one act scripts not previously been performed or published. In addition to a cash prize, the winners received a week’s script development with State Theatre Company’s Associate Director, Catherine Fitzgerald (BA Hons) and saw their work directed and performed by a team of professional actors in front of a live audience.
Flinders graduate facilitates links with leading Japanese research institution
Under an agreement facilitated by Flinders graduate, Professor Kohei Uosaki (PhD '77), Flinders University students will be the first in Australia to have the opportunity to undertake research at one of the world’s leading nanotechnology institutions under agreements signed last week with the National Institute of Materials Science (NIMS) in Japan. Read the full story.
The latest edition of Encounter magazine is now available on-line.
Scott Hicks Interview on ABC Classic FM
Listen to distinguished Flinders graduate Scott Hicks speak about Flinders and his career with Margaret Throsby on ABC Classic FM.
Law Alumni News and Events
Combined UK Alumni Chapter Update
Elsa D'Ercoli (BA 1977 DipEd 1978) is now Vice-Chairman of the Chapter, and Simon Fourmy (BA Hons 1997) is Secretary. Other Flinders alumni on the committee are Jane Chapman (DipAppSc Ng 1986, BNg 1992), Tamsin Jones (BSocPg 2000), Di Tofts (BNgEd 1989 MNg 1998), and Andrew Kaines (MPH 2003).
Ozmate for Indonesian Alumni
Ozmate is an interactive online networking community exclusive to Indonesians who have studied or are still studying in Australia. In Ozmate, alumni can find old friends, network and communicate with others, as well as engage in the online forum discussions, receive information about upcoming events and job opportunities. Ozmate membership is free and easily accessed at the website.