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                                         Edition 2—2009

in tuna
research p6
Come along to Open Day       p3
USC’s biggest Graduation   p4–5
Students launch cookbook     p8

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Exciting time for University
                                                    ThIS is an exciting time to be part of the university
                                                    sector and to be an institution like our own.
                                                                                                                   USC staff win awards
                                                                                                                   The University of the Sunshine Coast
                                                                                                                   has attained an unprecedented six
                                                                                                                                                                                                     University offers the
                                                                                                                                                                                                      best of both worlds
                                                                                                                   Australian Learning and Teaching
                                                        As the dust settles on the most recent federal
                                                                                                                   Council (ALTC) citations, three times as
                                                    budget, it is clear that additional funding will flow
                                                                                                                   many as any previous year. Academics
                                                    to universities, although it will be a couple of years
                                                                                                                   from each of USC’s three faculties—Dr
                                                    before the major changes occur.
                                                                                                                   Ann Parkinson from Science, health
                                                        The new Commonwealth commitments to higher
                                                                                                                   and education, Anna Potter of Arts
                                                    education and their ambitious targets for expanding
                                                                                                                   and Social Sciences, and Dr Monte
                                                    enrolments provide us with the degree of certainty
                                                    required to plan the next phase of development for             Wynder from Business—will receive
                                                    USC.                                                           citations for their academic excellence
                                                        Funding within the sector is fiercely competitive          at a gala ceremony in Brisbane on
                                                    and it is gratifying to observe that USC is making             August 18. With them will be several
                                                    strong progress in the areas that really count.                USC administrative, professional and
                                                        This sense of achievement is very evident in this          technical staff: Kylie Russell and
                                                    edition of Community.                                          Tegan McFarland who coordinate
   “The demand for                                      For example, researchers led by the Genecology             USC’s headstart program for Year
                                                    Research Group and the Sustainability Research                 11 and 12 students; Margot Reeh
mid-year places at USC                              Centre managed research income of $2.5 million in              who runs the University’s student-
 has almost doubled                                 2008 and their overall grants were in excess of                to-student mentoring program; and
                                                    $6 million. The work they are doing is of                      Global Opportunities student exchange
    from last year.”                                international significance.                                    program coordinator Liani eckard. each
                                                        On the teaching front, student demand increased            award is worth $10,000.                     USC students and teaching staff—including Rosanna Natoli, below—have starring roles in the University’s new advertising campaign that was launched in late July.
 Cover                                              significantly for the 2009 academic year. This has
 Darryle Sullivan, Professor Abigail elizur and
 eva hatje are involved in a successful southern    allowed us to reforecast the budget and direct                 Sustainability research
 bluefin tuna breeding project.                     additional funding into the teaching programs.                 The University of                          The University of the Sunshine Coast is                                                                              USC Vice-Chancellor Professor Paul
 Photo by Brett Wortman of the Sunshine Coast           The demand for mid-year places at USC has                  the Sunshine Coast                         celebrating an important stage of its growth                                                                     Thomas said the University was at an
                                                    almost doubled from last year. This will help ensure           has established                            and its future plans with a new advertising                                                                      exciting stage of growth and maturity, with
 Community                                          our future and position us well to accept the                  a Sustainability                           campaign that was launched in late July.                                                                         enrolments nearing 7,000.
 Community is a free publication published by the   government’s challenge to have 40 percent of 25 to             Research Centre,                              With the tagline, “The best of both                                                                               “The University of the Sunshine Coast
 Office of Marketing and Communications at the                                                                                                                worlds”, the television, cinema, print and                                                                       offers quality degrees that can lead to local,
 University of the Sunshine Coast, Australia.       34 year olds holding a degree by 2025.                         which will soon                                                                                                                                                                                                         3
                                                                                                                                                              outdoor advertising campaign highlights                                                                          national and international career outcomes,”
 Writers:           Terry Walsh, Julie Gatehouse                                                                   boast the expertise
 editor-in-chief:   Peter hinton                                                                                                                              how USC students can enjoy the Sunshine                                                                          he said. “Students can enjoy the relaxed,
                                                                                                                   of 40 researchers.
 Designers:         Michelle Moore, Rebecca Cundy
                                                                                                                                                  Professor   Coast lifestyle while gaining qualifications                                                                     friendly Coast lifestyle on an attractive
 ISSN Number:       1446-9766                                                                                      The centre, located
                                                                                                                                                 Tim Smith    that can take them anywhere in the world.                                                                        campus and be taught by personal and
 Tel:               +61 7 5459 4558                                                                                at USC’s Innovation
 Fax:               +61 7 5430 1187                                                                                                                              Particular attention is paid to                                                                               approachable academics.”
 email:                                                                              Centre, has evolved from the Regional
                                                    Professor Greg hill                                                                                       USC’s commitment to sustainability,                                                                                  View the advertisement online at www.
 Web:                                                                                      Sustainability Research Group that
                                                    Acting Vice-Chancellor                                                                                    entrepreneurship, research and global study                                                            
                                                                                                                   began at the University in mid-2007.
                                                                                                                                                              opportunities.                                          teach at USC—feature in the commercial                       The University has just welcomed its
                                                                                                                   Centre Director, Professor Tim Smith,
                                                                                                                                                                 Sunshine Coast media personalities                                                                            largest mid-year intake, with more than
World-class bus interchange on campus                                                                              said the centre’s work would have
                                                                                                                   implications regionally, nationally
                                                                                                                                                              Rosanna Natoli and Livio Regano—who both
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      along with a number of other University
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      staff and students.                                      1,500 new students enrolling for Semester 2.
PUBLIC transport access to the                                                                                     and globally. “Key aspects of the
University of the Sunshine Coast was                                                                               centre’s research will include coastal
boosted in June with the opening of a
world-class bus interchange on campus.
    Queensland Transport Minister
                                                                                                                   management, climate change, water
                                                                                                                   management, natural and cultural
                                                                                                                   heritage, innovation, adaptive growth
                                                                                                                                                              Open Day to feature brightest talent
Rachel Nolan visited USC on 25 June to                                                                             and community well-being,” he said.        VISITORS to this year’s USC Open Day on                    There also will be guided tours of campus
inspect the interchange, which opened                                                                                                                         Sunday 16 August will have the chance                   facilities and nearby accommodation
three days later after five months of                                                                              World environment day                      to meet some of the University’s brightest              complexes, and the chance to chat with USC
construction work.                                                                                                 The call for Sunshine Coast residents      people and experience their work.                       staff and students about undergraduate and
    The bus station has three platforms,                                                                           to unite in combating climate change          The event, from 10am to 3pm, is an                   postgraduate study programs and research
making it the second-biggest facility of                                                                           was well and truly heard in June when      ideal opportunity to find out about the                 activities.
its kind on the Sunshine Coast behind                                                                              an estimated 6,500 people gathered at      range of programs and courses offered in                   This year’s Open Day will have the added
the interchange at Sunshine Plaza.                                                                                                                            the faculties of Arts and Social Sciences,              attraction of some interesting hands-on
                                                                                                                   USC for the 2009 World environment
    Ms Nolan said Translink’s $5.5                                                                                                                            Business, and Science, health and                       activities in science, computer-based design
                                                                                                                   Day Festival. The free community
million project at USC also included                                                                                                                          education.                                              and software design, along with displays of
                                                                                                                   event on 28 June was co-hosted by
                                                                                                                                                                 Open Day will feature seminars about                 student projects in business, industry and
construction of a green link between                                                                               the Sunshine Coast environment
                                                                                                                                                              job prospects in particular fields, as well             regional and urban planning.
USC and Scholars Drive to provide                                                                                  Council, Sunshine Coast Regional
                                                                                                                                                              as presentations on how to apply to study,                 The University’s Library, art gallery and
access that will be restricted to buses,                                                                           Council, SeQ Catchments and USC. The       financial support available to students and             the Coop Bookshop will be open for the
cyclists and pedestrians.                                                                                          festival’s theme, Your Planet Needs        the University’s support services.                      day.
    She said this link was expected to                                                                             You—Unite to Combat Climate Change,           Queensland Tertiary Admissions Centre                   USC’s Open Day is an event not to be
save passengers up to 10 minutes on                 USC’s Capital Programs and Operations Director Mark Bradley    highlighted how individuals can help                                                                                                                          Coaching Science lecturer Angela Calder chats with Beau
                                                    and Transport Minister Rachel Nolan inspect the interchange.                                              (QTAC) representatives will be on hand to               missed by anyone considering tertiary study.               McEwen at last year’s Open Day.
every trip.                                                                                                        reduce carbon emissions.                   explain the QTAC application process.                   For more details, telephone +61 7 5430 2890.

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                                                                                                                                                                    Kye earns
                                                                                                                                                                    top award
                                                                                                                                                                    FROM radio-controlled gliders to radio-
                                                                                                                                                                    tracking birds, outstanding University of the
                                                                                                                                                                    Sunshine Coast graduate Kye McDonald has
                                                                                                                                                                    always aimed sky-high.
                                                                                                                                                                       The 33-year-old is now studying
                                                                                                                                                                    honours at USC after finishing his Bachelor
                                                                                                                                                                    of Science (environmental Science) last year
                                                                                                                                                                    with a grade point average of 6.958.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Kye McDonald, left, with Victoria Oyama, Paul Eveleigh and Nickey Wilson who all received Faculty Medals.
    University of the Sunshine Coast academics prepare to take part in the procession for the 2009 Graduation ceremony in the USC Sports Stadium.                      Kye won the 2009 University Medal
                                                                                                                                                                    for USC’s highest-achieving graduating          to help achieve sustainable coexistence                    The Faculty Medals for Arts and Social

    Journalism expert
                                                                                                                                                                    student.                                        between all of earth’s species.                         Sciences went to Bachelor of Arts graduate
                                                                                                                         Principal and art                             he also won the Faculty Medal for the
                                                                                                                                                                    highest-achieving graduating student in the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       “I want to contribute in a meaningful                Victoria Oyama who achieved a GPA of

                                                                                                                         collector become                                                                           way to mankind’s knowledge of the natural               6.667.

    scoops teaching medal
                                                                                                                                                                    Faculty of Science, health and education.       environment, including our interactions                    The Business Faculty Medal was shared

                                                                                                                         Senior Fellows                             he received both awards at the 2009
                                                                                                                                                                    Graduation ceremony on 17 April.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    within it, to help mitigate the negative
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    impacts of human over-population,” he said.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            by Paul eveleigh and Nickey Wilson who
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            both achieved GPAs of 6.667.
                                                                                                                                                                       Kye, who ran a small business                   his honours project will examine the                    USC’s Chancellor’s Medal winner for
    The senior academic behind some of the                     Also last year, three of his USC students                                                            manufacturing radio-controlled gliders          feeding habits of lesser sooty owls in the              2009 was Public Relations graduate
    outstanding journalism graduates now                    took the top three positions in a category of                                                           a few years ago, said his career goal was       wet tropics of Far North Queensland.                    Bethany Young.
    reporting from media outlets across the                 the Queensland Media Awards.
    Sunshine Coast and beyond has received                     The Vice-Chancellor’s Medal for

                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Mere, 70, travels from
    USC’s top teaching award.                               Outstanding University Researcher for
       head of School of Communication                      2009 went to Professor in Aquaculture                                                                   World-first Climate                                                                                                                                          5
    Associate Professor Stephen Lamble gained               Biotechnology Abigail elizur.
                                                                                                                                                                    Change graduates
    the 2009 Vice-Chancellor’s Medal for
    Outstanding University Teacher at the USC
                                                               Professor elizur has worked on some
                                                            major aquaculture projects in the past year,                                                            FOUR Sunshine Coast residents became
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Fiji to receive doctorate
    Graduation ceremony in April.                           and was instrumental in the world-first                                                                 the first in the world to receive a                 AN entrepreneurial mantra to view
       Dr Lamble said he believed that fostering            spawning of captive southern bluefin tuna                                                               Master of Climate Change Adaptation                 problems as opportunities is the secret
    strong industry links and educating                     in South Australia earlier this year.                                                                   at the University of the Sunshine Coast’s           behind the academic success of Fijian
    students to work in a rapidly changing                     More details about Professor elizur’s                       Ken Hinds and John Lockhart are now      Graduation ceremony in April.                       businesswoman Dr Mere Samisoni.
    media environment were vital for USC                    tuna spawning research are featured on                         Honorary Senior Fellows of USC.              Kathleen Wood, Greg Laves, Charmaine                Dr Samisoni, 70, received a
    students’ employment prospects.                         Page 6.                                                                                                 Savage and Gary Duffey are now qualified
                                                                                                                         The founding principal of Chancellor                                                           Doctorate of Business Administration at
       Last year Dr Lamble was a joint recipient               The Vice-Chancellor’s Medal for                                                                      to advise governments and businesses on
    of a national $10,000 Australian Learning               Outstanding Service (Teaching and Research                   State College John Lockhart and                                                                the University of the Sunshine Coast’s
                                                                                                                                                                    how to prepare for, and respond to, the             recent Graduation ceremony.
    and Teaching Council award for creating                 Staff) for 2009 went to the members of                       renowned Mt Mellum art collector
                                                                                                                                                                    likely effects of climate change.                       This achievement mirrors the
    innovative courses and research-based                   the Learning and Teaching Management                         Ken hinds have become honorary
                                                                                                                                                                         The graduates have developed expertise         strong business success that Mere has
    teaching resources to enhance graduate job              Committee. This award was received by                        Senior Fellows of the University of the
                                                                                                                                                                    in assessing how climate change is likely
    opportunities in journalism.                            committee chair Associate Professor Joanne                   Sunshine Coast.                                                                                experienced since launching her first
                                                                                                                                                                    to impact on a variety of environmental
                                                                         Scott. The Vice-Chancellor’s                        Mr Lockhart, 53, headed the                                                                hot Bread Kitchen business in Fiji 30
                                                                                                                                                                    conditions, from physical and biological to
                                                                            Medals for Outstanding                       establishment of the Preschool to Year                                                         years ago. Today, her family owns a
                                                                                                                                                                    social, economic and cultural.
                                                                            Service (Administrative,                     12 (P-12) college at Sippy Downs in                                                            chain of 29 bakeries across Fiji.
                                                                                                                                                                        USC Associate Professor in
                                                                            Professional and Technical                   2003, incorporating the original state                                                             Dr Samisoni said she and her family
                                                                                                                                                                    environmental Science Peter Waterman said
                                                                                 Staff) for 2009 went to                 school. he is now acting principal                                                             had returned to Fiji in 1979 after living
                                                                                                                                                                    the graduates were ready to meet existing
                                                                                    strategic information                at Kawana Waters State College at                                                              in Australia for almost two decades
                                                                                                                                                                    and emerging professional challenges in the                                                              Dr Mere Samisoni chats with Dean of Business
                                                                                     analyst Joanne                      Bokarina.                                                                                      and, despite being a highly qualified                Professor Evan Douglas.
                                                                                                                                                                    field of climate change adaptation.
                                                                                      Davey and catering                    Mr hinds, 64, is a retired engineer                                                         nurse and administrator, Mere was
                                                                                                                                                                        “They will be able to integrate best
                                                                                       supervisor Jennie                 who spent decades working on multi-                                                            required to return to the bottom rung                   Dr Samisoni’s Doctoral thesis focused
                                                                                                                                                                    practice vulnerability assessment tools
                                                                                        McNeich.                         million-dollar construction projects                                                           of that profession.                                 on how Fiji—and other developing island
                                                                                                                                                                    and techniques with nationally and
                                                                                                                         while nurturing a passion for collecting                                                           “That was unacceptable to me, so                nations—could turn perceived problems into
                                                                                                                                                                    internationally endorsed environmental
                                                                                          Vice-Chancellor                artworks and helping the community.                                                            I embarked on a hot Bread Kitchen                   business opportunities.
                                                                                          Professor Paul Thomas
                                                                                                                                                                    management systems to help mitigate the
                                                                                                                            This ranged from assisting the                                                              concept that my family saw at Kenmore                   She said innovation and relevant
                                                                                          AM congratulates                                                          unwanted effects of climate change,” he
                                                                                                                         Caloundra Chorale and Theatre                                                                  Village in Brisbane,” she said.                     education and training could lead to
                                                                                          USC’s top researcher                                                      said.
                                                                                          Professor Abigail              Company and Caloundra Junior                                                                       That decision paid dividends, as did            business models that embraced all aspects
                                                                                                                                                                        USC’s Climate Change Adaptation
                                                                                          Elizur and top teacher         Boxing, to becoming a court-appointed                                                          Dr Samisoni’s decision to complete her              of Fijian life … including those that were
                                                                                                                                                                    programs extend from undergraduate to
                                                                                          Associate Professor            arbitrator in civil disputes.                                                                  MBA at the University of the South                  often seen as problematic, like race and
                                                                                          Stephen Lamble.
                                                                                                                                                                    postgraduate qualifications.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Pacific and her doctorate at USC.                   religion.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             survey gains
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             strong response

                                                                                                                                                                               Associate Professors Stephen Trueman, Mark Hunt and David Lee discuss forestry research.

                                                                                                                                                                               New appointments
    Professor Abigail Elizur, centre, and USC students Darryle Sullivan and Eva Hatje inspect some tuna larvae. Image courtesy of Brett Wortman of the Sunshine Coast Daily.

    Scientists celebrate tuna spawning                                                                                                                                         boost forestry research                                                                                        Author Jodie Hedley-Ward and USC
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              psychology academic Dr Angela Huntsman.
    UNIVeRSITY of the Sunshine Coast scientists              revolution of the tuna industry.                         researchers, with support from the
    have helped create aquaculture history                       USC Professor in Aquaculture                         Australian Seafood Cooperative Research
                                                                                                                                                                               FOReSTRY research at the University of                  for the past two years. Two further QPIF              A STUDY to determine how women feel
    through their involvement in a project that              Biotechnology Abigail elizur said she and                Centre.
                                                                                                                                                                               the Sunshine Coast has been significantly               researchers, landscape ecologist Dr Valerie           about being mothers and what support
    has achieved the world-first spawning of                 her colleagues were especially proud of the                 Professor elizur’s ground-breaking
                                                                                                                                                                               boosted by the appointment of three                     Debuse and forestry nutritionist Dr Tim               services they need has gained so much
6   captive southern bluefin tuna.                           spawning breakthrough after having been                  work on this project helped her earn USC’s                                                                                                                                                                        7
                                                                                                                                                                               Queensland Primary Industries and Fisheries             Smith, are now also co-located on the USC             momentum it has surprised even the two
       The spawning at the Clean Seas Tuna                   associated with the project for many years.              Vice-Chancellor’s Medal for Outstanding
                                                                                                                                                                               (QPIF) researchers as associate professors.             campus.                                               researchers involved.
    facility in Arno Bay, near Port Lincoln in                  “This is a triumph of planning and                    University Researcher for 2009.
                                                                                                                                                                                  Plant geneticist Dr David Lee and forestry               In recent years, the collaboration                    University of the Sunshine Coast
    South Australia, earlier this year resulted in           persistence with great Australian                           USC Associate Professor in Aquaculture
                                                                                                                                                                               ecologist Dr Mark hunt joined the scientific            between the two organisations has resulted            psychology academic Dr Angela
    the production of tens of millions of tuna               entrepreneurs who believed in the role                   Genetics Wayne Knibb said the spawning
                                                                                                                                                                               research team at USC recently, while plant              in joint forestry projects between the                huntsman and parenting advice author
    eggs.                                                    science can have in achieving such a                     opened the path to revolutionise the tuna
                                                                                                                                                                               scientist Dr Stephen Trueman has been                   University, QPIF (formerly the DPI&F) and             Jodie hedley-Ward launched an online
       This achievement in a temperate area,                 breakthrough,” she said.                                 industry.
                                                                                                                                                                               jointly employed by the University and QPIF             the CSIRO worth more than $7 million.                 survey in May aimed at gaining 400
    thousands of kilometres from the giant fish’s               Professor elizur said the USC scientists                 Professor Knibb said he believed the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             respondents in both New Zealand and
    tropical breeding grounds off Indonesia, is              had worked as part of a collaborative team               captive Aussie tuna aquaculture industry
    a key step towards commercialisation and a               that included Australian and international               could grow to a multibillion dollar sector.
                                                                                                                                                                               Honours student                                                                                                  That number was achieved within one
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             day, and so far thousands of mothers

    Planning students track                                                                                                                                                    awarded for                                                                                                   from across the two countries have
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             completed the anonymous questionnaire
    region’s bicycle use
                                                                                                                                                                               water study
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             at <>.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 The survey, which takes about 20-30
    USC Planning students recently conducted                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 minutes to complete, includes questions
    a survey of commuters who were cycling                                                                                                                                     UNIVeRSITY of the Sunshine Coast honours                                                                      on how mothers feel about their current
    along bike paths in the central Sunshine                                                                                                                                   student Jane-Louise Lampard has achieved                                                                      situation, their outlook for the future,
    Coast area.                                                                                                                                                                national recognition for her research into                                                                    whether they think they are doing a
       The research, supported by the Sunshine                                                                                                                                                                                                 Jane-Louise Lampard samples recycled water.
                                                                                                                                                                               recycled water.                                                                                               good job as mothers, what level of
    Coast Regional Council and Queensland                                                                                                                                         Ms Lampard, 37, was the only                         of concern in wastewater recycling and                support they receive, and how they care
    Transport, aims to help identify how                                                                                                                                       Queenslander selected for one of ten                    how people might be exposed to these                  for themselves.
    existing bicycle paths are used, bicyclists’                                                                                                                               $5,000 summer scholarships from Water                   contaminants through sources other than                   Dr huntsman and Mrs hedley-Ward
    motivations for cycling, and what                                                                                                                                          Quality Research Australia, an organisation             water,” she said.                                     are delighted with the strong response
    commuters think about bicycle routes and                                                                                                                                   that focuses on urban water issues related                 “I found that the concentrations we could          so far and hope many more mothers will
    facilities.                                                                                                                                                                to public health.                                       be exposed to from drinking recycled water            take part in the survey in the months
       The compiled data is to be used by the                                                                                                                                     Ms Lampard came second at the recent                 were considerably lower than what we’re               ahead.
    council and Queensland Transport to make                                                                                                                                   Melbourne presentations, receiving a highly             exposed to from other sources such as food                The researchers intend to produce
    decisions about forward planning and                                                                                                                                       Commended award, and has already landed                 intake and lifestyle choices.”                        the definitive study of motherhood in
    maintenance of bicycle facilities.                                                                                                                                         a part-time job as research assistant with                 Ms Lampard, who is preparing a follow-up           Australia and New Zealand, one that will
       Regional and Urban Planning students                                                                                                                                    government-funded group Smart Water                     report and testing, said that recycled water          inform policy makers and practitioners
    conducted the survey as part of their course               USC Regional and Urban Planning students Bethany Dorsett and Ralph Halse interview cyclists at                  Research Facility.                                      went through three extra stages of treatment          on how to improve the provision of
    in Regional Infrastructure Planning.                       Alexandra Headland.                                                                                                “I looked at emerging contaminants                   compared with current drinking supplies.              services to mothers.

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    Psychology graduate
    to address conference
                                                                ONe of USC’s first psychology graduates,
                                                                Ingrid hawkins, has been invited to present
                                                                her thesis to the Australian Psychological
                                                                Society (APS) annual conference in Darwin in
                                                                late September.
                                                                    This opportunity to speak at the
                                                                conference is part of an APS prize that
                                                                Ingrid, 23, received earlier this year after
                                                                completing her honours in Psychology at
                                                                    The society annually awards prizes to

                                                                                                                                                         USC competitors
                                                                one honours student from each Australian
                                                                university to recognise high academic
                                                                                                                 New cookbook
                                                                    “My thesis found that knowledge of any
                                                                genetic predisposition to Type 2 diabetes had
                                                                                                                 helps students
                                                                                                                 stay healthy
                                                                                                                                                         prove they are
                                                                                                                                                         good sports
                                                                a significant positive influence on people’s
                                                                intentions to get healthy, such as eating well
                                                                and exercising,” Ingrid said.                    NUTRITION and Dietetics students at
                                                                    “People who weren’t aware of any family      USC have released a free cookbook
                                                                history did not show the same level of health    to show how a healthy, tasty diet is
                                                                intentions. More research is needed, but it                                              The undefeated USC football team celebrates its success at the Northern University Games.
                                                                                                                 possible on a typical student food
                                                                indicates why preventive health psychology       budget of as little as $55 a week.
                                                                                                                                                         AThLeTeS from the University of the                     netball, football and tennis.
                                                                is so important.”                                    Dana Craven and holly Ambrose
                                                                                                                                                         Sunshine Coast won the Spirit of the                       Griffith University’s Gold Coast campus
                                                                    Ingrid started work in February as an        produced the 36-page cookbook last
                                                                                                                                                         Games award for the first time at the                   won the championship trophy, while QUT
    Ingrid Hawkins looks forward to speaking at the upcoming    intern psychologist with Disability Services     semester, and it is available free to
8                                                                                                                                                        recent Northern University Games.                       and Bond University claimed the minor                                                          9
    Australian Psychological Society (APS) annual conference.   Queensland at Maroochydore.                      University students this semester.
                                                                                                                                                             This award—the Ron Leahy Shield—is                  placings.                                       Professor Greg Hill receives the Ron Leahy
                                                                                                                     They said they enjoyed
                                                                                                                                                         presented annually to the university that                  USC finished fourth overall and came         Shield from Games organiser Rebecca Ryan.

    Inventor offers ‘catch of the year’
                                                                                                                 researching and testing recipes
                                                                                                                                                         shows the best sportsmanship and the                    away with two gold medals in men’s
                                                                                                                 as they produced the cookbook,
                                                                                                                                                         true essence of the Games, which have a                 football and men’s beach touch.

    project to USC marketing students
                                                                                                                 Shopping, Cooking and Eating to
                                                                                                                                                         competitive and a social side.                             The football team, which boasts players
                                                                                                                 Stay Healthy.
                                                                                                                                                             About 600 athletes from 10 universities             from 10 different nationalities, was
                                                                                                                     “We’ve carefully costed them
                                                                                                                                                         across Queensland and northern New                      undefeated throughout the tournament.
    A ReTIReD fisherman turned                                                                                   at local supermarket prices, with
                                                                                                                                                         South Wales took part in the four-day                      USC also claimed silver in women’s
    entrepreneur who was a grand                                                                                 tips such as using home brands and
                                                                                                                                                         event, which was organised by Australian                beach touch and mixed beach volleyball,
    finalist in the 2008 Invention                                                                               buying seasonal produce,” Dana said.
                                                                                                                                                         University Sport and co-hosted by USC.                  and bronze in the men’s tennis.
    of the Year awards is hooked                                                                                     The cookbook and other nutrition
                                                                                                                                                             Competitors lined up for fierce but                    The University’s basketball and
    on the enthusiasm and skills of                                                                              and healthy activity programs on
                                                                                                                                                         friendly contests across the Sunshine                   netball teams also put in some strong
    130 University of the Sunshine                                                                               campus have been funded by a                                                                                                                    USC netballers shoot to the lead against the
                                                                                                                                                         Coast from 5-8 July in beach touch,                     performances, springing some upset wins
    Coast marketing students.                                                                                    grant from the Commonwealth                                                                                                                     University of Queensland.
                                                                                                                                                         beach volleyball, basketball, lawn bowls,               over more fancied rivals.
       hans Jusseit has enlisted                                                                                 Department of health and Ageing.
    students to research and                                                                                         USC equity and Diversity officer
    develop an international
    marketing plan for his Smart
                                                                                                                 Marjorie Blowers praised the
                                                                                                                 students’ efforts and said she was
                                                                                                                                                                                                            Triathletes are ready to take on the world
    hook invention.                                                                                              delighted by the cookbook.                                                                  A DeCISION to study sport science at the         countries at the festival from 9-13 September.
       The hook, which reached                                                                                       Ms Blowers said the book                                                                University of the Sunshine Coast combined           “I’m pretty stoked,” said Brodie, now in the
    the finals of the ABC-TV series,                                                                             contained a full range of recipes                                                           with a switch from soccer to triathlon has put   third year of his Bachelor of Science (Sport
    The New Inventors, is designed      Hans Jusseit shows his Smart Hook invention to USC marketing             that were nutritionally based, easy                                                         Brodie Gardner on track for success.             and exercise Science) degree.
    to make long-line tuna fishing      students Scott Russell and Jaclyn Beavis.                                to make, and fully costed.                                                                     The 22-year-old from Mooloolaba is one of        “The knowledge I’ve gained has helped
    safe for sea birds and turtles.                                                                                  “It has everything from sweet                                                           three USC students selected in the Triathlon     with my training programs. I’ve learned how
       “When USC approached me, I had been               and practical skills in a real-life Australian          apricot drops to vegetable pancakes,                                                        Australia team for the international titles to   to work on the aerobic system and different
    talking to marketing consultancies but saw           small business context.                                 with vegetarian and gluten-free                                                             be held on the Gold Coast in September.          training methods.”
    this as a chance to benefit from 130 fresh               “A significant percentage of our                    dishes,” she said.                                                                             Brodie will join Buderim 19-year-olds            Chloe, who went to St John’s College at
    young minds that are also very focused               International Marketing students are from                   “There are heaps of shopping,                                                           Chloe Turner and Strachan Kerswill to            Nambour, is in the first year of her Bachelor
    because this is their semester assignment,”          overseas, so they’re working hard with our              diet and cooking tips, such as how                                                          compete in their respective age divisions at     of Sport and exercise Science.
    he said.                                             locally based students to help hans’s business          to freeze meals without losing their                                                        the 2009 International Triathlon Union (ITU)        Chloe and Brodie were selected for the
       USC Lecturer in International Business            go global,” she said.                                   nutritional count and what foods                                                            World Championships.                             Olympic distance category, which involves
                                                             “Plus they’re getting hands-on experience                                                    Chloe Turner, Strachan Kerswill and Brodie            The USC students will be among 3,000          a 1,500m swim, 40km cycle and 10km run.
    Dr Leone Cameron said it was a wonderful                                                                     contain fibre.”
                                                                                                                                                          Gardner gear up for the world titles.
    way for students to enhance their learning           and networking for their future careers.”                                                                                                           athletes, including Olympians, from 42           Strachan will compete over a sprint distance.

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     Building                                          High achievers receive                                                                                                                                                                                               Hurley twins make
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            their mark overseas
     Excellence                                        $12,000 scholarships
     TO celebrate its first major fundraising
     campaign, USC hosted more than 100
     donors on May 12 to honour the impact
     their gifts have made on the University.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Business graduates Sean and Michael Hurley.
        The event, held at the new donor-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            USC business graduates and twin brothers
     supported health and Sport Centre,                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Michael and Sean hurley have taken their
     marked the culmination of the three-                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   USC degrees offshore, working in North
     year Building excellence campaign that                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 America and the Middle east respectively.
     raised $5 million for University priorities                                                                                                                                                                                                                                While Sean is based in a burgeoning city
     such as the new Centre, scholarships and                                                                                                                                                                                                                               in the United Arab emirates, renowned for
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            sun, sand and shopping, Michael works in
     bursaries, and campus enhancements.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            a smaller resort town in the United States
        USC Foundation Board Chair Tim                   Scholarship winners Jayden Lowrie, Felicity Cunningham, Holly Warland, Christine Beutel and Roseanna Langmead.   Oystein Barhaughogda and Stine Blichfeldt model some of Oystein’s sporty fashions.                that is synonymous with snow, skiing and
     Fairfax AM said in a speech at the event                                                                                                                                                                                                                               celebrities.
                                                       SIx high-achieving, first-year students

                                                                                                                                                                          Waterski champ jumps
     that many people initially felt the $5                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Michael manages Aria Colorado
                                                       at the University of the Sunshine Coast
     million goal for the campaign was too                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  (a division of Aria Property International),
                                                       recently received $12,000 Academic                                                                                                                                                                                   which is based in Steamboat Springs,
        “The support you have shown USC
     reveals something very special about the
                                                       excellence scholarships.
                                                          These scholarships were awarded at
                                                       a special University Foundation event
                                                                                                                                                                          at career in fashion                                                                              Colorado. he oversees all of Aria
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Colorado’s acquisitions, design, approvals,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            construction, finance, sales and marketing
     Sunshine Coast community, and indeed              attended by scholarship sponsors, high                                                                             USC business graduate Oystein                        I was invited by my then Sunshine Coast-
     about this dynamic University,” he said.          school principals, the students’ family                                                                            Barhaughogda of Norway recently                      based coach Ray Stokes. I wanted to
10                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Meanwhile, Sean is enjoying a career         11
                                                       members and University staff.                                                                                      returned to the Sunshine Coast for the               improve my skiing while studying,” he
        As a special surprise, each guest                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   with PRD Nationwide Middle east, an
                                                          Mountain Creek State high School                                                                                Australian launch of his sporty fashion              said.                                        Australian company that is one of the
     received a unique written message of
                                                       graduate holly Warland and hayley                                                                                  range.                                                  “My plan was to become a computer         leading property services companies in the
     thanks from one of USC’s 200-plus                                                                              Scholarship recipient Hayley Armstrong with              The elite waterski jumper’s “Oysteins”            engineer but I ended up completing a
                                                       Armstrong, who previously attended                           Lady Firth and Sir Clem Renouf.                                                                                                                         region.
     scholarship, bursary or prize winners.                                                                                                                               label has this year become a full-time               Bachelor of International Business and
                                                       Suncoast Christian College, received the                                                                                                                                                                                 Based in Dubai, Sean’s role as Business
        Guests were treated to a choice of             two Renouf Family Scholarships for 2009.                                                                           business for the 30-year-old Norwegian,              Marketing at USC by 2003. It suited me       Development director sees him support the
     five mini-seminars on health and sport,              Sir Clem Renouf presented these                            The two USC Chancellor’s Scholarships                in between skiing competitions around                much better.                                 development industry to create successful,
     led by top USC academics.                         scholarships in memory of his parents and                  for 2009 went to Kawana Waters State                    the world.                                              “One of the things I learned in the       harmonious and sustainable communities.
                                                       their efforts in providing him with a good                 College graduate Jayden Lowrie and Felicity                his swimwear and casual wear aim to               degree was events marketing, so I put
                                                       education through difficult times.                         Cunningham, previously of Suncoast                      reflect the dynamic, outdoorsy lifestyle of          the logo from my personal website            Alumni awards ceremony
                                                          Christine Beutel, previously of Kingaroy                Christian College.                                      waterskiers and wakeboarders. The label              on the shirts I wore to the World Cup        The Outstanding Alumni Awards Ceremony
                                                       State high School, and Gympie State high                      These scholarships are to recognise,                 was showcased at a Sydney fashion event              in Melbourne. People started saying,         for 2009 will be held on Wednesday 16
                                                       School graduate Roseanna Langmead                          reward and encourage academic excellence.               earlier this year.                                   ‘Where can I buy your clothes?’ and it all   September at USC. At this annual event,
                                                       received the two Tim Fairfax Regional                      They have been funded by numerous gifts                    Oystein said he was targeting global              happened naturally.”                         awards will be presented to alumni who
                                                                                                                  to the University and were presented to the             markets after winning a regional                        USC Tourism and Marketing Lecturer        have significantly achieved in their fields of
                                                                                                                  students by Chancellor John Dobson.                     newcomer business award in Norway. he                Dr Gayle Mayes said Oystein provided a       endeavour. All graduates are encouraged to
                                                          Tim Fairfax AM congratulated Christine
                                                                                                                     each student spoke at the event,                     said he was steered in the right direction           wonderful example of how students could      attend to celebrate their fellow graduates’
                                                       and Roseanna on earning the scholarships,
     Mayor Bob Abbot, Matthew Evans, Member for                                                                                                                           by his USC degree.                                   achieve international success with the       success and network with other alumni and
                                                       aimed at supporting students from regional                 expressing heart-felt appreciation for the
     Kawana Steve Dickson and Allen Hertel enjoy the                                                                                                                         “I came to Australia in 2000 when                 application of business principles.          USC staff. Contact the Alumni Relations
     USC celebration.                                  or remote areas.                                           scholarships.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            office at or telephone
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            +61 7 5459 4564 for more details, or go to
     Inspired artwork honours donors                                                                                                                                      Business boost at Innovation Centre                                                     

     A permanent exhibit has been erected at           recently shortlisted for the prestigious Breen                                                                     A SeMINAR titled Digital Futures will                 The Innovation Centre also will run         Class of 1999 reunion
     the entryway to the USC health and Sport          Sculpture Prize in New South Wales.                                                                                be held at USC’s Innovation Centre on              Start-it Up!—an intensive and practical        The 10-year anniversary reunion of USC’s
     Centre to honour the 265 donors to the               The exhibit lists the names of major                                                                            Friday 4 September. It is a practical              one-day course on how to turn your             first graduating class of 1999 will be held
     recent Building excellence Campaign               donors to the Building excellence Campaign,                                                                        one-day course for all business people             business ideas, skills and passions into       on Saturday 17 and Sunday 18 October
        The art piece, which encompasses an            and pays tribute to all who contribute to                                                                          wanting to grow their business by                  a successful and profitable business.          at USC’s Innovation Centre Auditorium.
     entire wall, was commissioned by the              their community.                                                                                                   marketing their products and services              The course will be held on Saturday 17         Festivities will include dinner and dancing
     University and was supported by donor                The detail in the artwork, entitled                                                                             online. Cost is $295 or $245 early bird            October. Cost is $195 or $149 early bird       on Saturday night followed by brunch and
     funding.                                          “Blechnum”, was inspired by native                                                                                 special if paid before 7 August. Contact           special if paid before 18 September.           a campus tour on Sunday morning. Contact
        The creators are Sunshine Coast artists        waterfern and paperbark leaves in the                                                                              emma Boyle on +61 7 5450 2609 or                   Telephone +61 7 5450 2609 or email:            the Alumni Relations office at alumni@usc.
     Glen Manning and Kathy Daly who were              nearby Mooloolah River National Park.                                                                              email:                  for more details.   or telephone +61 7 5459 4564.

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 Students thrive on encouragement
USC Public Relations students, from left, Alicia Balea, Sophie Barnard, Grant Shankster, Kim Pengelly and Kristy Hall helped launch the Encouragement Foundation.

 FIVe University of the Sunshine Coast                         More than 100 invited guests, including                  on the project as part of a final-year
 students played a key role in the Queensland               the Prime Minister’s sister Loree Rudd,                     work-integrated Public Relations course.
 launch of an innovative organisation that                  attended the event at the USC’s health and                     Other teams of USC Public Relations
 aims to spread the power of encouragement                  Sport Centre.                                               students last semester promoted events
 throughout the community.                                     Guest speakers included John Shadforth,                  throughout the community, including the
    The team of Public Relations students                   his son, Steven, who lost a leg in a recent                 Tour de Kawana charity bicycle ride, an
 coordinated an exciting event on                           helicopter crash, and Sharif Deen—a grand                   Angels and Devils movie premiere fundraiser
 Wednesday 27 May to officially launch                      finalist from the television show, The Biggest              for Bloomhill Cancer help, and an event on
 The encouragement Foundation, founded                      Loser.                                                                         campus to promote USC’s
 by Sunshine Coast businessman and                             USC student and project manager Kim                                          language programs in
 entrepreneur John Shadforth.                               Pengelly said the coordinating team took                                         Indonesian, Italian and

 Gallery exhibitions
 Linked Landscapes: Anneke Silver                           Creative Generation:                                                                        Surface
 Bali Drift: Alan Brown                                     regional exhibition 2009                                                                    tension:
                                                            27 August–17 September                                                                     various
 16 July–22 August
              LINkED Landscapes, a touring
                                                            The Creative Generation                                                                    artists
                                                            excellence Awards in Visual                                                                24 September
              exhibition from Cairns Regional
                                                            Art and Design recognises and                                                             –7 November
              Gallery, presents the work of
                                                            promotes excellence in senior
              prominent North Queensland                                                                                                             This exhibition
                                                            visual arts education throughout
              artist, Anneke Silver. her work                                                                                                      features work by
                                                            Queensland’s state and non-state
              captures the atmosphere                                                                                                             ceramic artists
                                                            schools. Previously known as the
 created by the vast and unique northern                                                                                                         Michael Pugh, James
                                                            education Minister’s Awards for
 landscape. Silvers’ large landscapes are                                                                                                       Lamar Peterson and Bob
                                                            excellence in Art, this program has been
 composed of grids, each piece linking to                                                                                                      Connery and painter
                                                            conducted annually since 1990 and it has
 reveal the whole.                                                                                                                            elizabeth Duguid. The
                                                            helped raise community awareness about
 BALI Drift, by landscape and seascape artist               the degree of sophistication in concepts,                                          artists have each created
 Alan Brown, provides a gentle dream journey                diversity of technical competence, and                                             work for this exhibition
 to Bali. Brown was a long-established artist               the high standard of arts education in                                             to match the theme of
 in Western Australia before moving to                      Queensland secondary schools.                                                    surface tension.
 Queensland in 1997.
 entry to the University of the Sunshine Coast Gallery                                                                  Image: Bob CONNeRY, Large vase, grid decoration
 is free and the public is welcome. Gallery hours are                                                                   with golden lustre alternating with iridescent red
 10am to 4pm Monday to Saturday. The Gallery is                                                                         lustre (using ancient reduced lustre technique), 55cm
 closed Sundays and public holidays.                                                                                    high. Photo courtesy of Grafton Regional Gallery.

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