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Published by: the University of Notre Dame Australia on Feb 24, 2011
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T H E  U N I V E R S I T Y  O F  N O T R E  D A M E  A U S T R A L I A
Cleopatra’s Restored  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2
Awards ceremony  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3
Library changes  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4
Audit over  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4
Broome news . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6
Seminar roomsblessed and named
The St Thomas MoreBateman Parish seminarrooms in the Law Libraryhave been blessed andnamed to recognise thecontribution of parishioners.
News in brief  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6
Alumni news . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7
New nurses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7
Mentoring students with disabilities  . .8
Rugby winners  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8
2  ISSN 1448-076X JUNE 2003
Budget benefits for Notre Dame
Going commercial for a cause
THE Federal Government’s new highereducation reform package, unveiled lastmonth with the budget, will providesignificant benefits for the University ofNotre Dame Australia if it is passed.Executive Director of Academic Services andRegistrar Peter Glasson said the packagecontained some good news in the areas ofassistance for fee-paying students and extrafunding for teaching and nursing places.The government’s package
Our Universities: Backing Australia’s Future 
was outlined bythe Minister for Education, Science andTraining, Brendan Nelson.Mr Glasson said the government’s proposalfor a new, income
contingent loans schemefor all fee
paying students at both public andprivate higher education institutions wouldbe beneficial to the students of Notre Dame.“ It would mean that from 2005 Notre Damestudents would be able to borrow their feesand not be required to repay them until theyare earning a minimum of $30,000,”  MrGlasson said. The new scheme wouldprovide an option for students who wouldotherwise be forced to pay upfront fees orarrange a loan through a commerciallending organisation.The government says debts accrued under
Students Linn Braseth, Matthew Bright, Brooke Evans (top) and Kylie Harrington view the commercial
A SMALL group of Notre Dame’s third yearcommunication students was given theunique opportunity recently of seeing theirwork screened on commercial television.The group was approached earlier this yearby a former student working for ThePrincess Margaret Hospital Foundation tosee if they were interested in putting theoryinto practice and making some promotionaladvertisements for PMH.The students, headed by third year LinnBraseth, jumped at the chance to make anadvertisement for such a worthy causeand the result, according to the PrincessMargaret Hospital Foundation Board, hasexceeded all expectations.The initial request to put together oneadvertisement has now expanded tothree, thanks to the dedication,professionalism and standard of workproduced, according to the board.The first advertisement promoting thehospital Wear-a-Bear”  day has alreadybeen seen on Networks Ten, Nine andSeven, with the remainder to be screenedlater in the year.
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Campus and for all undergraduate courses onthe Broome Campus.Notre Dame Student Association presidentOwen Woolcock also welcomed the news.“ The income contingent loans will make ahuge difference to Notre Dame students,”Mr Woolcock said. “ It’s a great step forwardand will make the lives of the majority ofstudents a lot easier.”
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Winter Term has been a feature of Notre Dame’s calendar since the University’s earliest years.Most students take a break between semesters, but thanks to Winter Term offerings others maychoose to catch up on Core units or accelerate their learning.Winter Term is a more intensive way of studying, although courses are scheduled so students get aweek’s break after examinations and another week before the start of Semester 2.Winter Term offerings in 1995 included From Eternity to Here with Hugo Bouckaert; Islam: TheCulture, Politics and Economics with Rony Gabbay; and in 1996, Australian Studies with AlanRyan, Marketing Law with Mary McComish; and Pastoral Ministry of the Church Today withMargaret Smith.The posters advertising this year’s Winter Term offerings for the Fremantle and Broome Campuseswent up late last month. The programs are also on Notre Dame’s home page at www.nd.edu.au
this new Fee-HELP scheme will be indexed tothe CPI plus 3.5 percentage points each yearfor a maximum of ten years.It plans to start Fee-HELP in 2005, absorbingthe Postgraduate Education Loan Scheme(PELS) that is currently available to post-graduate coursework students at Notre Dame.Mr Glasson also welcomed the news thatadditional Federal Government supportwill be provided for areas identified asNational Priorities.The government plans to allocate some newfully-funded places to private higher educationinstitutions, with teaching and nursingidentified as initial areas of National Priority.Mr Glasson said Notre Dame was hopeful ofbeing allocated a significant number ofthese places.Notre Dame already has some fully-fundedplaces in Teaching and Information andCommunications Technology on the Fremantle
Budget benefits for Notre Dame
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Builder Bill Fairweather and site foreman Bo Wakenshaw at work on Cleopatra’s in early April.
RESTORATION work on the outside of theold Cleopatra’s Hotel has been completed.The historically significant turn of thecentury building in High Street houses theEdmund Rice Centre for Social Justice(including the Fremantle VolunteerCentre) and the University of Notre DameAustralia’s Prospective Students andMarketing Office.The building has been restored to itsoriginal Edwardian glory, even down tothe original paint colours.W. Fairweather and Son managingdirector Bill Fairweather said Cleopatra’sneeded some major external repairsbefore painting could start.“ A steel girder embedded in the face ofthe building had corroded and needed tobe repaired,”  Mr Fairweather said.Mr Fairweather said Notre Dame’sarchitect Marcus Collins had done scrapetests to determine the original colours forthe building.
Outstanding students recognised
Una and Dennis Glennon with Danny Phiri and his children Zebiya, Talitha, Agade and wife Gerude.  Photograph courtesy of the Community Newspaper Group.
2003 Prendiville Scholarship winner Matthew O'Leary with Trustee and donor Peter Prendiville.
OUTSTANDING new and existing studentsat The University of Notre Dame Australiawere honoured at an Awards Ceremonyon the Fremantle campus in April.The awards included 15 academicscholarships for undergraduate students,a number of Federally-funded post-graduate research scholarships, awardsfor commitment to community service,and a new scholarship specificallydesigned for African students attendingNotre Dame.This year two Vice Chancellor’s Medalsfor the highest achieving postgraduatestudent were awarded.It was impossible to separate theoutstanding academic achievements ofParikshit Lumb, a student from Indiacompleting his final semester of theMaster of Business Administration, andBrenda Robbins, a postgraduate studentin the Juris Doctor.The Vice Chancellor’s Medal forundergraduate studies was awarded toMaria Trichilo, in her final year of aBachelor of Laws.For the first time, the Archbishop FoleyAward was awarded to a student fromthe Broome Campus.Maria Pedersen, currently completing aMaster of Aboriginal Studies, receivedthe award for outstanding contributionto service and the University community.Law/Arts undergraduate Matthew O’Learywas awarded the Prendiville Scholarship.The scholarship is awarded to an AquinasCollege graduate who has demonstratedoutstanding academic and leadershipachievement.Danny Phiri of Zambia was awarded theinaugural Ciara Glennon Scholarship.The award was established by Ciara’sparents, Dennis and Una Glennon, inearly 2001 and will be awarded to a newpostgraduate student from Africa whoholds first-class honours in theirundergraduate degree, and who candemonstrate how their future study willbenefit the social and economicenvironment of a particular Africancommunity.The Ciara Glennon scholarship providesthe recipient with $5000 per year tosupport the travel and accommodationcosts of a student from Africa who wishesto come to Notre Dome to study for adegree or diploma in their chosen field.The normal duration of the scholarship isexpected to be one or two years.In addition to the $5,000 pledged by theGlennon family, Notre Dame has agreed toprovide a matching tuition scholarship tomeet the full cost of the tuition fees andrelated charges while at the University.Mr Phiri is studying the Master ofLeadership (Social Justice), which hecommenced in first semester 2003.His particular interest is in the area ofgender and development and in seekingto address the particular problem ofwomen’s access to roles and involvementin traditional leadership in African society.

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