Director for New Venture InstituteMr Matt Salier has been appointed Director of the recently announced New Venture Institute (NVI). The NVI, to be based at Tonsley Park, has been established to further strengthen the University’s enterprise culture and support business and community collaborations. Mr Salier will be responsible for leading, creating and managing programs, activities, events and processes to establish the NVI and deliver its goals. Mr Salier has an Executive MBA (Strategic Business Consulting) from the University of Technology, Sydney and over 13 years of experience in a range of not-for-profit sector roles, most recently as Manager of Strategic Projects for the Smith Family. He commences at Flinders on 3 June.
It's Your Time - Mid Year campaign launched
Flinders University's mid year recruitment campaign was launched this week by MACO. Visit today's edition (Tuesday 21 May) of Adelaide Now to check out our latest gold and bold on-line concepts. And keep an eye out for the exciting press, radio and outdoor advertising that will be rolling over the next month.
Promoting Excellence Network workshop
The South Australian / Northern Territory Promoting Excellence Network’s next workshop – Better understanding and appreciating an Indigenous perspective of Office for Learning and Teaching grant applications will be held on Thursday, 6 June at Charles Darwin University. Further details, including registration to attend the event or view via videoconference are available here
2013 Lowitja O’Donoghue Oration
The Don Dunstan Foundation will present Olga Havnen to deliver the annual Lowitja O’Donoghue Oration entitled Healing the Fault Lines: uniting politicians, bureaucrats and NGOs for improved outcomes in Aboriginal Health on Tuesday, 28 May at 7.00pm, Bonython Hall, University of Adelaide, North Terrace. Olga is the former head of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Strategy at the Australian Red Cross. She has also held a range of senior public and non-government sector roles in her long career in Indigenous Affairs. General admission: $20, Don Dunstan Foundation subscribers and concession: $10. Bookings
Flinders in the news
Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic) Professor Andrew Parkin was quoted in an article on the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency in the Australian. PhD student Abdullah Alajlan was featured in an article on migrants in higher education in the Australian. Associate Professor Gerry Redmond’s article on child poverty in The Conversation was also published in the West Australian.
New Technical Support Unit (TSU)
The Faculty of Science and Engineering is pleased to announce the establishment this new unit which combines previous School-based workshop facilities (except the School of Computer Science, Engineering and Maths workshop services). It offers a range of high quality technical services to support research and teaching, including: project consultancy and technical advice; design and construction of electronic and mechanical components using manual or computer-controlled methods; general and precision machining of a wide range of materials; diagnostics, repair and maintenance of equipment; and electrical safety testing TSU is staffed by a team of electronics and mechanical professionals. Further information or contact TSU@flinders.edu.au
Counselling Service drop-in appointments update
Health, Counselling and Disability Services wishes to advise that students wanting to book a same-day counselling drop-in appointment need to phone the Counselling Service on 8201 2118 from 8.45am to book a time. These appointments fill very quickly and no guarantee can be made that every student will get an appointment on the day. Students can discuss with us alternative ways of making contact.
BUPA site visit
BUPA representative, Kate Hussey, will be on campus on Wednesday, 12 June, 9am-5pm, Room 024, Ground floor, Registry building. During her visit Kate will be pleased to meet with individual staff members to explain Flinders Employee Health Plan and discuss your Private Health Insurance, current level of cover, and prepare a free quote. Further information and booking
Graduates hit the stage
Sage, the play by Flinders creative writing graduate Chloe Eckert which won the State Theatre Company’s 2012 Young Playwright Award, has earned a spot in the program of the Festival of Australian Student Theatre (FAST) in Brisbane. To help with travel costs, the two-person cast and Chloe, as director/writer, are looking for financial contributions through Pozible. Please go here if you can help.
Also strutting the boards, this time as part of the local Cabaret Fringe Festival, will be Flinders graduate Phi Theodoros. Peforming in a solo show, Depression The Musical, Phi will delve into a range of experiences of depression through monologue and song. Details of the June show and ticket information can be found here .
Fridays at the Library - History at the MoviesThe South Australian Film Corporation played a key role in building a national and international reputation for South Australia through its film-making endeavours. Join us for a program including a selection of documentaries and promotional films with the theme The Hollywood of the South: the SA Film Corporation at 40. There will be two screenings: the first at 5.30pm, Wednesday, 29 May at the Hetzel Lecture Theatre, State Library of SA, and then at 3pm, Friday, 31 May in the Noel Stockdale Room, Central Library, Flinders University. Further information
Scholarship information sessions - Rhodes, Fulbright and Monash
Applications for the most prestigious scholarships available to Australian students for 2014 will be opening soon. Here is your chance to learn about these and gain some valuable insight into preparing a successful application. Further information and registration.
Africa Day on campus
Flinders University and the Flinders African Student Association invite you along to enjoy this cultural event on 24 May between 1-2pm on the Plaza. Free BBQ, live music, African drumming and guest speakers including the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Michael Barber. Further information contact: email@example.com
2013 Wal Cherry Lecture
Flinders Department of Drama invites you to attend Common Knowledge - a public lecture on World Environment Day presented by Angharad Wynne-Jones on Wednesday, 5 June, 6.30pm to 7pm at The Auditorium, The Science Exchange, 55 Exchange Place, Adelaide. RSVP by 31 May firstname.lastname@example.org or 8201 5774.
Flinders University LOGOS Centre free public lectures
During the 2nd International Conference on Ageing in a Foreign Land three free public lectures will be held with guest speakers: Mr Pino Migliorino, Chairman Federation of Ethnic Communities’ Councils of Australia; and Ms Kay Fallick, Director IFA and Rosa Colanero, Multicultural Aged Care, to be held on Thursday, 27 June, 3–5pm, at Flinders University Victoria Square, 182 Victoria Square, Room 1 Lecture Theatre, Level 1. All welcome, no RSVP required.
During the 10th International Conference on Greek Research a free public lecture entitled 'Platonic Fables as Philosophical Poiesis' will be presented by Associate Professor Rick Benitez, University of Sydney on Friday, 28 June, 6-8pm, Room G04, Ground floor Napier Building, University of Adelaide, North Tce, Adelaide. All welcome, no RSVP required.
Ernabella in Print
This exhibition presents a snapshot of historical and contemporary printmaking at Ernabella Arts Inc, Australia's longest running Indigenous Art Centre including limited edition prints from their archive and Flinders University's Art Museum Collection. Exhibition will run until 2 June at Gallery M, Marion Cultural Centre, 287 Diagonal Road, Oaklands Park. For further information phone 8377 2904.
Institute of Public Administration Australia (IPAA) Seminar
As a Professional Member of IPAA Flinders University invites you to attend On the Couch - The CE Series with Dr Campbell Gemmell on 23 May, 11.30am-1.45pm (including light lunch), PwC, Level 14, 91 King William Street, Adelaide. Dr Gemmell is Chief Executive of the Environment Protection Authority (EPA) South Australia's independent environment regulator. He will be interviewed by Fraser Bell, partner, Thomsons Lawyers. Further information and registration .
Africa – research collaborations
Flinders staff are invited to advise the Flinders Africa Interest Group if they are currently working on any collaborations with African instututions or individuals that could thus be supported by the fact that Flinders is now a member of the Australia-Africa University Network, which is hosting an important meeting at the University of Sydney on 7-9 July. This network is offering a range of support and advice to research teams and individual academics wanting to enhance their collaborations in Africa. Flinders also has a regular Africa Interest Group meeting which brings together key staff, academics and research students who are working on a range of research and projects with Africans and in Africa. For further information contact either email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
CrossFit now at Flinders - Crossfit is taking away all the frills and getting back to the raw grit that is hard work and determination in fitness. It’s strength, it’s power, it’s competition, it’s driving to be your best, it’s real. Free come-and-try sessions will be held on Mondays 5–6pm from 20 May to 2 June. Contact email@example.com for further information. Flinders Uni staff can salary sacrifice their CrossFit membership.
Fit after 40 - join Chris as he takes you through a solid 60-minute session on Mondays and Wednesdays at 5.15pm or a 45-minute session on Thursdays at 7.30am. Each session will concentrate on key elements such as strength, endurance and balance and can be included with your Fitness membership at Flinders ONEfitness for less than $10 a week. Further information phone 8201 2842 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Ladies only gym - join our ladies-only gym sessions where instructor Brittany can compile a specialised program for you to truly maximise your time, and help you achieve your results. Sessions will be held on Monday: 6.30-8pm; Tuesday: 5–6.30pm; Wednesday: 6.30–8pm; Thursdy: 5–6.30pm and are included with your foundation membership with Flinders ONEfitness.
Free CityBay Fun Run training for Team Flinders - commencing on 30 July for seven weeks, come and run with us. Join the team for training on either Tuesdays at 7.30am or Thursdays at 5.15pm. Training conducted by run coach and ex pro-triathlete Chris Rawlings. Registrations essential. Contact email@example.com or 8201 2549.