Friday 11 July 2008 Vol 2—No 2 A message from the Deputy Vice Chancellor We all know well the power of words and symbols to build up and unite, to destroy and to divide. The saying of sorry by our Prime Minister Kevin Rudd and the government has created a new space for reflection, acknowledgment and moving forward. The journey of the World Youth Day Cross and icon through the Kimberley in recent days has been a sign of hope and encouragement. May the saying of the word sorry and the strength of the cross and the icon continue to herald a change for a better, more genuinely united Australia. Together may we express our desire for reconciliation in new and ever more practical ways. This edition of Blackchat shares some of the good news stories that tell of the ripples of hope and energy that are alive among us, signalling small steps but significant none the less. As Archbishop Oscar Romero reminds us: This is what we are about: We plant seeds that one day will grow. We water seeds already planted, Knowing that they hold future promise. We lay foundations that will need further development. It may be incomplete, but it is a beginning, a step along the way, An opportunity for God’s grace to enter and do the rest. We may never see the end results … We are prophets of a future not our own. Thanks to all who have contributed their work and their words to this edition of Blackchat. Sr. Sonia Wagner—Deputy Vice Chancellor Inside this issue Welcome—Deputy Vice Chancellor P1 Notice board P6 Centre for Indigenous Studies P2 Puggy Hunter Scholarship Info P7 VET News P3 Royal College of Nursing Scholarship P8 Campus Structure P4 Study Tip—Distance Education P9 Noonkanbah Careers Expo P5 Back (L-R): Steve Kinnane & Joe Edgar. Front (L-R): Joanine Howard, Terri Hughes, Erica Spry & Lyn Henderson-Yates Centre for Indigenous Studies Welcome to your second and final semester for 2008. This year is proving to be a very exciting year for those of us studying and working on the Broome Campus. Not only are students resting after a hectic first semester but a lot is happening on our Campus. However, one student who has not been resting is Antonia Buckle from Derby. Antonia was crowned both Derby Boab Queen and Charity Queen on Friday 4 July. Congratulations on this great achievement, Antonia. As mentioned in our last edition of Blackchat, our new Centre for Indigenous Studies commenced with re- search projects well underway. The Centre will be launched on the Broome Campus on 21 st August 2008. The Centre resides in the School of Arts & Sciences which is now in its new offices on the upper floor of the main Administration Office. All students are more than welcome to pop in for a chat with staff. We will re- commence our fortnightly morning teas which we hope you will attend. These morning teas provide staff and Indigenous students an opportunity to share study tips, experiences and a chance to both support and motivate each other. Joanine Howard will provide details about the morning teas. In the last Blackchat, we also welcomed two new staff members, Mr Steve Kinnane, researcher and lecturer and Mr Joe Edgar, who at that time was employed as a sessional lecturer. Steve has already presented a public talk on land sustainability for the Barganna Series here on the Broome Campus. Joe has now begun full time employment in the School of Arts & Sciences as the Indigenous Community Liaison Officer. Whilst located in Arts & Sciences, Joe will work across all programmes on the Campus, including research. We can also announce the appointment of Ms Erica Spry, School of Arts & Sciences Administration Officer and research assistant. Both Joe and Erica are receiving on the job training as Indigenous research assistants which will prove beneficial to the Centre. A new lecturer has also joined the team in Arts & Sciences. Ms Terri Hughes will take on the role of lecturer in Aboriginal Studies. Terri brings with her extensive experience in working with Indigenous people in community contexts. Terri is very keen to provide students with learning experiences that are stimulating, up to date and exploratory. Welcome Terri, Erica, Joe and Steve. Next week Erica will depart for Sydney where she has been invited to speak at the World Youth Day 2008. Erica’s speech is called ‘Caring for God’s Country: An Australian Aboriginal Perspective’. We wish Erica all the very best for what will prove to be a very exciting experience. In September, Joe will be attending a training seminar called ‘Bridging the Cultural Divide: Working Successfully with Indigenous Communities’ in Darwin. Joe will use this experience to assist in further developing his liaison role and our own Aboriginal Cultural Awareness programme. Thank you, Joanine, for once again producing a great Blackchat. On behalf of staff on the Broome Campus we wish all students a focused and successful Semester 2. Best wishes Lyn Henderson-Yates — Assistant Dean Arts & Sciences VET News Diploma of Enrolled Nursing Certificate III Teacher Assistant (Indigenous) At the end of semester one of the Left: Education lecturer Panda Diploma of Enrolled Nursing program Gardner visited the class during Jennilee and Maggie each completed a block 2 to explain more about two week clinical placement. the Curriculum Framework operating in WA schools. Jennilee was based at Broome Health Services, whilst Maggie went on a road Left: Margaret trip to Derby Hospital. Fernandez (Mt Bar- The practicum provided the girls with nett) & Donna Lockyer hands on experience working in a (Strelley Community) hospital environment, where they were studying hard. both given the opportunity to put to use knowledge and skills learnt this past semester. Left: Saraiha Bin Maarus (Beagle Bay), Margaret Fernandez and I would like to take this opportunity Donna Lockyer. to congratulate the girls on a semester well done. Keep up the good work. Above & Left: Students visited Cable Beach Primary School and met with Dalissa Pigram who runs the Yawuru Language Program. L_R: Jennilee Sebastian & Maggie Aragu Right: Students watch on as a Yawuru version of ‘Simon says’ is demonstrated. If you know of anyone interested in enrolling in any of these courses, please contact Joanine Howard for further information. 08 91 920 639 or email@example.com Broome Campus Staff Contact Information Surname First Name Position Ext Email Wagner Sr Sonia Deputy Vice Chancellor 641 firstname.lastname@example.org Quince Lyn Campus Manager 602 email@example.com Mackle Liam Security Officer/ Gardens and Grounds 627 firstname.lastname@example.org Boniwell Stephen Residential Assistant 652 Borthwick Cathy Lecturer Education 634 cborthwick1@.edu.au Carter Tim Maintenance 627 email@example.com Chi Francis Campus Services firstname.lastname@example.org Clark Sally Assistant Dean, Nursing 646 email@example.com Davie Liz Senior Administrative Officer 601 firstname.lastname@example.org Dillon-Smith Denise Lecturer Education 642 email@example.com Dodson Patrick Professor Arts & Science 650 firstname.lastname@example.org Doyle Michael Marketing Officer 668 email@example.com Edgar Joe Sessional Lecturer Arts & Science 649 firstname.lastname@example.org Farrell Jennifer Lecturer Nursing 629 email@example.com Gardner Panda Lecturer Education 611 firstname.lastname@example.org Gendre Olivia Relief Nursing Admin Officer 630 email@example.com Hatton Le Bars Maya Librarian Assistant 644 firstname.lastname@example.org Healey Renay Education - Admin Assistant / Flexible Delivery 622 email@example.com Assistant Dean Arts & Sciences/Lecturer Aboriginal Henderson-Yates Lyn Studies 637 firstname.lastname@example.org Indigenous Liaison Officer/ITAS Coordinator/ VET Howard Joanine Admin Officer 639 email@example.com Hughes Julie Manager Student Administration 603 firstname.lastname@example.org Hughes Peter IT Support Officer 632 / 614 email@example.com Hughes Terri Manager VET Reporting/Aboriginal Studies Lecturer 625 firstname.lastname@example.org Imber Glen Lecturer Nursing 618 email@example.com Kinnane Stephen Researcher/Lecturer Arts & Sciences 651 firstname.lastname@example.org Lake Bette Lecturer Education 636 email@example.com Lee Merri Senior Finance Officer 604 firstname.lastname@example.org McCubbin Amanda Assistant Dean Education/Lecturer Education 643 email@example.com Mitchell Rose Casual Lecturer Education 642 O'Brien Jill Campus Minister 669 firstname.lastname@example.org Posa Carmel Coordinator Theology 638 / 628 Home email@example.com Skinner Jill Library Technician 640 firstname.lastname@example.org Spry Erica Arts & Science Administrative Assistant 652 email@example.com Stringer Kay Lecturer Nursing 613 firstname.lastname@example.org Tamwoy Timena Receptionist/Admin/Finance Assistant 9 or 600 email@example.com Tosch Jen Residential Manager 615 firstname.lastname@example.org Walters Nicola IT Support Coordinator 632 / 610 email@example.com Williams Sandra Lecturer Nursing 670 firstname.lastname@example.org Wood Shane TEP Coordinator/ Lecturer / Student Services 671 email@example.com Yates David Sessional Lecturer Nursing and Arts & Science 635 firstname.lastname@example.org Reception 9 or 600 email@example.com If you require a copy of the Campus structure please do not hesitate to contact Reception on 9192 0600. Alternatively if you would like to locate other staff members go to http://www.nd.edu.au/broome/.au and select staff directory. Scitech worked with the Yungora Community, on Noonkanbah Station, to host the first Careers Aware- ness Festival in the Kimberley. The festival was held at Kulkarriya Community School with another five community schools attending the festival: Ngalapita, Looma, Yakanarra and Bayulu. The University sent three representatives; Sandy Williams, nursing lecturer, Elise Kerr, 2nd year nursing student and Terri Hughes, VET Manager and lecturer. Sandy and Elise gave students stethoscopes to listen to their heartbeats before asking the children to do a short run. Following their run the students listened again to hear how much faster their hearts beat after exercise. Terri ensured stethoscopes were sterilised between use and handed out fresh fruit to all. Mary G entertained everyone throughout the day and into the evening. After a barbeque dinner everyone headed off to the woolshed to sing along with Mary G, dance with the Indigenous hip hop boys from Mel- bourne and listen to one of the local bands. It was a fantastic event and a wonderful opportunity for University staff and students to enjoy the hospital- ity offered to them by Yungora Community and the staff at Kulkarriya Community School. Important Dates Kullarri NAIDOC Festival 27 Jun—12 July 08 Shinju Matsuri 22 Aug—31 Aug 08 Orientation Week 28 July 08 Non Teaching Study Break 29 Sept 08 Semester 2 Commences 4 August 08 Queens Birthday 29 Sept 08 (Campus closed) Financial Penalty Date 20 Aug 08 Academic Penalty Date 10 Oct 08 Centre for Indigenous Studies Launch 21 Aug 08 Semester 2 Exams 17 Nov 08 Graduation: Broome Campus 22 Aug 08 Scholarship Information http://www.nd.edu.au/for/currentStudents/scholarshipsAndFees/scholarships.shtml Cadetship information can be found at; www.nicp.dewr.gov.au Royal College of Nursing Australia http://www.rcna.org.au/site/ The Kimberley Story Tues 17 June—Steve Kinnane: Living Country: Working Thurs 17 July—Dr. Mary Anne Jebb: Jack Wherra Country Thurs 3 July—John Hickling: Diamonds are Forever Tues 8 July—Joyce Hudson: Aboriginal Languages Tues 22 July—Prof. Anna Haebich: Assimilation 2008 Tues 24 June—June Oscar: Jandamarra Royal College of Nursing, Australia is proud to act as the fund administrator for this scholarship scheme funded through the Department of Health and Ageing. THE PUGGY HUNTER MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP SCHEME The Scheme was established in recognition of Dr Arnold ('Puggy') Hunter's significant contribution to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health and in his previous role as Chair of the National Aboriginal Community Con- trolled Health Organisation (NACCHO). The aim of the Scheme is to help address the under- representation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in health professions and assist in increasing the number of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people with professional health qualifications. The scholarship provides financial assistance to Aborigi- nal and Torres Strait Islander people who are undertaking study or are intending to undertake study at an undergraduate level in the areas of: Aboriginal Health Worker; Allied Health (excluding pharmacy); Dentistry/Oral Health; Health Service Management; Health Promotion/Education; Medicine; Mental Health; Midwifery; and Nursing. Applicants must identify as and be able to prove their Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander status. The Scheme offers students scholarships worth up to $7,500 per annum for part-time study and up to $15,000 per annum for full-time study for the usual term of the course. For clarification of your eligibility under this scheme please contact us by on free call num- ber 1800 688 628 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org Applications will be available to download from this website Saturday June 28 2008 when the scheme opens. Royal College of Nursing The Undergraduate Scheme is available to students who live in rural or remote Austra- lia and are currently undertaking or intending to enrol in an accredited undergraduate or graduate entry, pre-registration (entry to practice) nursing course at an Australian University to become a Registered/Division 1 Nurse. There are 110 scholarships available and of these 10 are designated for awarding to Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander applicants. This scheme provides financial assistance of $10,000 each year per applicant if studying full time or $5,000 per applicant each year if studying part time, up to $30,000. The total amount awarded is dependent on whether a full or partial scholarship is required to com- plete nursing studies. There are also 20 scholarships available for enrolled nurses studying towards their Registered/Division 1 nursing qualification. For enrolled nurses upgrading their qualifications to that of a Registered/Division 1 Nurse, the scheme provides financial assistance of $10,000 each year per applicant if studying full time or $5,000 each year per applicant if studying part time, up to $25,000. The total amount awarded is dependent on whether you require a full or partial scholarship to com- plete nursing studies. Applicants must be Australian citizens or permanent residents and they must have had a principal home residence in an Australian rural or remote area for a substantial period of time. For clarification of your eligibility under this scheme please contact us by email: email@example.com or on free call number 1800 117 262. This Scheme is now open. Applications must be received by Friday 11 July 2008. Applicants will be notified of the outcome of their application by the end of September 2008. Mail completed and signed Application form by Friday 11 July 2008 to: Fund Administrator Nurse Scholarship Program: Rural and Remote Undergraduate Scheme Royal College of Nursing, Australia PO Box 219 DEAKIN WEST ACT 2600 STUDY TIP — Distance Education Indigenous Tutorial Assistance Scheme Please remember that all Aboriginal Studies, Indigenous students are Notre Dame Broome entitled to tutorial assistance. Phone:08 91 920 600 Fax: 08 91 921 247 For further information contact Joanine Howard on 91 920 639 or firstname.lastname@example.org.