New format for Flinders In Touch
Flinders In Touch has been an effective way to keep in touch with University news and activities. From next week, FIT will have a new format making it even more informative and user friendly. A new version of the email FIT will be distributed at 2pm each Tuesday. It will comprise a series of headlines and brief summaries with links to take readers to the new Flinders In Touch blog, where the full items will be available. The blog will be devoted to news or information items and will have the option of an accompanying graphic or photograph. Stories can be submitted by you – we want to know what you want to know. People who wish to submit items to be included in FIT can upload them using an electronic form. Please note that items have a limit of 200 words. The submitted items will be edited, and the blog will be updated twice weekly. To be included in the email summary on Tuesdays, items need to be submitted by noon on the previous day. The new format will also include links for adding events, downloading templates, and contributing news and Inspiring Achievers tips. We hope you continue to enjoy staying in touch with Flinders in Touch. Do provide us with your feedback.
Matthew Flinders sculpture
Matthew Flinders has been in the international news lately thanks to a project driven since 2012 by Flinders alumnus, Mr Matt Johnson, Deputy Agent General for South Australia in the UK. A committee commemorating the bi-centenary of Flinders’ death in 2014 is fundraising for a commemorative life-size statue of Matthew Flinders at Euston Station in London. Further details of the project can be read here .
Gardening workshops on Wednesdays
Starting on 14 August, permaculture and organic gardening workshops will be run each Wednesday from 12 noon for four weeks at the University’s Community Permaculture Garden, located on the south side of Sturt Drive 100 metres from the University Drive intersection. A set of simple skills and a basic understanding of how to cultivate healthy plants and soil will set you on your way to growing your own organic, sustainable food at home. All are welcome. More information is available from the relevant University Facebook page .
Enterprise Bargaining has commenced with two meetings recently held on 22 July and 1 August 2013. A webpage has been developed to enable you to keep up to date with news from enterprise bargaining and can be accessed from here. If you have any questions or comments, please let us know by emailing them to firstname.lastname@example.org
Flinders Staff OHS Responsibilities
The participation in events has become a part of university life at Flinders. There is an expectation that events will be enjoyable, well organised and safe. The responsibility for these outcomes is on the event coordinator and/or event planning committee. Please make sure you do the following: fill in an event safety checklist (choose small or large) for every event; provide the details of the event at least two weeks prior to the event for most small events (larger events require a longer period of time); make sure you contact the OHS Unit for support of the event safety checklist (email email@example.com ); make sure you contact Security, and other relevant stakeholders such as may include Services, Caretakers, Maintenance, Flinders One and other parties that may be affected by your event.
Flinders in the news
Dr Ken Pidd of the National Centre for Education and Training on Addiction was quoted in South Australian and Victorian regional newspapers in stories on workplace drug and alcohol testing. Biologist Professor Sonia Kleindorfer spoke on Radio National about factors involved in the decline of Little Penguin numbers in SA. School of Medicine cardiologist Professor Richard Chew was quoted in The Age on a study on variations in heart attack treatment due to location.
Yunggorendi seminar - from management to governance in cultural institutions
Yunggorendi will present a model informed by practices of Indigenous governance that have developed over the past 20-30 years as a possible antidote to persistent neo-colonialism in museums, archives and other cultural institutions. Presented by Dr Robin Boast, Professor of Cultural Information Science, Media Studies Department, University of Amsterdam, and chaired by Flinders Associate Professor Daryle Rigney, Dean of Indigenous Strategy and Engagement,the seminar will be held on Thursday, 15 August, 4-5.30pm, Lecture Theatre 1.09, Health Sciences Building. All welcome to this free event, but places are limited. RSVP
Disaster Research Centre (DRC) Information/Discussion
On Tuesday, 20 August, 9-11am, N-001, Sturt Campus, guest speaker Ian Mannix, Manager Emergency Broadcasting, ABC Local Radio will discuss 'ABC local radio emergency broadcasting and recovery broadcasting - a world first'. The ABC has established itself as a reliable place for all emergency warnings to be issued on radio and online. The work has developed over the past ten years, and this year it has created the world’s first media policy on Emergency Broadcasting. Registration
Occasional Hawke Lecture
You are invited to hear Dr Elizabeth Blackburn, Nobel Laureate discuss New perspectives on the role of telomeres and telomerase in human diseases and health on Friday, 23 August, 12.30pm for 12.45pm start, Allan Scott Auditorium, Hawke Building, 55 North Terrace, Adelaide. This lecture is suitable for those with biomedical and advanced scientific academic backgrounds. RSVP/registration
2013 B-HERT Annual Collaborative Awards now open
The awards were established in 1998 to recognise outstanding achievement in collaboration between business and higher education in the fields of research and development, and education and training. Closing date for applications is 2 September. For further information about the Awards email firstname.lastname@example.org Guidelines and online applications can be found at: www.bhert.com
Two-day ride to support FCIC
Professor Ross McKinnon, Director of the Flinders Centre for Innovation in Cancer (FCIC), will lead a group of cancer investigators and clinicians on the Ride to Conquer Cancer for the FMC Foundation later this year to help raise money for vital research and care projects at the FCIC. The two-day ride will be held on 30 November – 1 December. Click here to register to join Ross and his team or to show your support by sponsoring one of your colleagues.
Social media guidelines
Flinders University is experiencing increasing levels of engagement with our community via social media. This development is consistent with Flinders University’s vision, community expectations, and the increasing use of social media by Universities to connect and engage with their communities. The Flinders University social media guidelines for staff aim to ensure that participation in social media is consistent with our policies and procedures, protects our reputation and the professional reputation of staff, is respectful of the views and privacy of individuals and is in accordance with the generally accepted standards of use in social media communities. The guidelines also provide a process for the establishment of any social media accounts (Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, LinkedIn, etc) that represent Flinders University. If you have any questions about the use of social media and the guidelines contact the Head, Online Communications, in the Marketing & Communications Office.