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THE OFFICIAL UNIVERSITY OF NOTRE DAME AUSTRALIA MAGAZINE
Notre Dame Celebrates 10 Years of Achievement
HE Vice Chancellor of Notre Dame, Dr Peter Tannock, has described the achievements of the University over the past ten years as truly remarkable.
Prime Minister John Howard with NDA Chancellor Terry O'Connor (left) and Vice Chancellor Peter Tannock (right).
PM Honoured as Part of NDA’s 10th Birthday Celebrations
HE Prime Minister, Mr John Howard, received an Honorary Doctorate of Laws from the University of Notre Dame at a special awards ceremony in July.
The ceremony, held to mark the 10th anniversary of the establishment of the university, took place on the Fremantle Campus before 300 invited guests. Mr Howard told the gathering it was an honour to receive the award and that he greatly admired the contribution of Notre Dame to the education system in Australia. “The resolve shown by the Catholic community here in Western Australia in establishing the University of Notre Dame, deserves high praise,” Mr Howard said. “The founders of this university have achieved their goal of offering a high quality university education which promotes the values of the Catholic faith to its students.” Mr Howard congratulated Notre Dame on 10 years of achievement and said the university had made a “distinctive contribution to the rich tradition of Catholic education in Australia”.
Vice Chancellor of Notre Dame Professor Peter Tannock said Mr Howard was an exemplary Australian who had made a significant contribution to the advancement of Catholic education and the University. The special ceremony also included the conferring of distinguished service medals to three people who have made exceptional contributions to the development of the university. They were Anne Gordon, Timothy O’Meara and Des O’Sullivan. Ms Gordon gave more than 20 years service to Catholic education in WA and spent eight years working for Notre Dame in a range of roles including Manager of the Development Office. Mr O'Meara, a former Provost of the University of Notre Dame in Indiana and Governor and trustee of UNDA was a crucial member of the founding team of the university. Mr O'Sullivan's work was central to the establishment and development of Notre Dame. He worked to establish the university and was assistant to the foundation Vice Chancellor, David Link.
Speaking on the 10th anniversary of the University’s foundation earlier this year Dr Tannock said Notre Dame had come from nothing to an institution that had made a significant impact on the higher education industry in Australia. The university was founded through an Act of State Parliament in 1990 and a canonical statute from the Archdiocese of Perth enacted on July 2, 1991. In its first decade it has grown to have an enrolment of more than 1500 students across two campuses and to encompass five Colleges offering a wide range of courses including graduate and postgraduate degrees in business, education, law, health and theology. Dr Tannock said the university’s first decade had been an immense struggle but Notre Dame had survived against what seemed at times to have been impossible odds. “The university is thriving and we have built a platform for our development for the future but it will be another 10 to 15 years to complete the establishment of this university,” Dr Tannock said. He said Notre Dame enjoyed a loyal and growing following both nationally and internationally and had been recognised and supported at the highest level by both sides of Australian politics. “Our graduates are in strong demand in the workplace and the professions into which they have entered. “We have established a strong financial base to take us through into the future with revenues streams from both public and private sources underpinning our work. We are now operating in surplus. “We have exciting development plans for the university on both the Fremantle and Broome campuses. “By any measure the story of Notre Dame has been a remarkable one,” he said.
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students to meet the cost of their tuition fees by taking out interest-free loans from the Commonwealth and repaying them through the tax system in subsequent years (similar to the HECS arrangement). This should make post-graduate courses much more affordable and provide an incentive for students to enrol. The University will be offering several other new courses in 2002 to cater for increasing demand. At the undergraduate level, these include Behavioural Science, Human Resource Management, Marketing and Public Relations, Banking and Finance, and Sport and Recreation Management. At the post-graduate level, we will be introducing new diplomas in Nursing (Mental Health), Counselling and Public Law and Administration. New Masters degrees will be offered in Law and Nursing. The Masters degree in Law will qualify graduates for legal practice. The University was impacted directly by the tragedy of the terrorist attack on America which has so traumatised the world in recent days. We have a large group of American students studying in Fremantle from the University of Notre Dame in Indiana, Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C., Boston College in Massachusetts and St John’s and St Benedict’s in Minnesota. We tried to show these students (and their home universities) how much we feel for them, and how supportive we are in their anguish and grief. They are a wonderful group of young people whose faith, loving families and strength of character will see them through. Their special qualities were very much in evidence at the mass we held for them and the whole of the Notre Dame community on 12 September 2001 in our Chapel.
INSIDE THIS EDITION
Jean-Marie Lustiger at NDA ND's new RE school College of Health launches its vision $700,000 grand for Broome The good oil on mallee MBA's in USA Artist's perspective on NDA Memorial to Kevin Barry NDA wins Corporate Challenge Performing Arts success ACE opportunity ASEACCU Conference for NDA New links with Atma Jaya Push for Alumni at NDA Inaugural Lang Hancock Lecture p4 p4 p5 p5 p6-7 p8 p8 p9 p9 p9 p10 p10 p11 p11 p12
am pleased to report that 2001 has been a very good year for Notre Dame. The University is thriving and there is an air of confidence and purpose about the place which is very encouraging. At the heart of this is the sharp growth in our enrolments in the last two years and the accompanying diversification of our academic programs. The market place, both Australian and international, is responding very positively to the nature and quality of a Notre Dame education.
2002 promises to be another positive year. The Federal Government has introduced two initiatives for next year which will be important for us. Firstly, it has allocated to Notre Dame’s College of Business a total of 135 fully funded “HECS” places to develop a new Bachelors degree in Information and Communications Technology. This is a major qualitative and quantitative boost to the University and its curriculum offerings. Secondly, the Government has introduced the Post Graduate Education Loans Scheme (PELS). This will enable our Australian post-graduate
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Summit Aims to Build an Active Future for the Under 8’s
Notre Dame to Receive HECS Funding for New IT Business Degree
HE College of Business is to receive funding for 50 new HECS places in its new Bachelor of Information and Communications Technology Degree next year.
Encouraging physical activity in early childhood: The School of Health and Physical Education's Dr Helen Parker (left) and Dr Beth Hands get active with three-year-olds Lucy and Solomon and Cooper (6).
HE importance of physical activity in early childhood and its impact on future attitudes to sports participation and lifelong health will form the focus of a national summit at Notre Dame in November.
The summit is being hosted by the Centre for Lifespan Motor Development, a partnership between the School of Health and Physical Education at the University of Notre Dame and the Department of Human Movement and Exercise at the University of Western Australia (UWA). It will bring together researchers, service providers and sports professionals. Executive officer for the College of Health at Notre Dame Dr Beth Hands said the summit aimed to develop strategies and research initiatives to help highlight the importance of, and encourage physical activity among children aged 4 to 8. Dr Hands said most programs that encouraged physical activity in children were aimed at those aged 10 years or over. She said the early childhood years were a time of optimal growth and development and yet we know little of what constitutes a healthy level of physical activity in those years. There was growing concern at a lack of physical activity in young children and how
it affected their willingness to participate in sport at school and in later life. “We need to establish what factors in early childhood affect whether children will enthusiastically choose to be involved in sport and what factors are barriers that prevent or constrain opportunities for a healthy level of physical activity,” Dr Hands said. She said the summit would set the agenda on an important issue that was currently overlooked by sports administrators and health practitioners alike. “We are driving an agenda that hasn’t been driven before. “Early childhood is a critical age and yet we don’t know what is a healthy level of physical activity in young children or even how to measure their activity levels. “We hope the summit will reaffirm the importance of developmentally appropriate early intervention and support during early childhood.” The summit entitled “Building an Active Future” will include a keynote address from internationally renowned physical activity and public health advocate Professor James Sallis from the San Diego State University in California. NDA, UWA and the Australian Sports Commission are sponsoring the summit.
The places have been allocated under the Federal Government’s Backing Australia’s Ability program and will increase to 135 in 2005. The funding is part of the Federal Government’s Department of Education, Training and Youth Affairs plan to provide up to 2000 new places in universities and colleges for programs that strengthen the nation’s ability to generate ideas and undertake research. Dean of the College of Business Professor Peter Dallimore welcomed the allocation and said it demonstrated that the new degree would be both innovative and responsive to industry needs. He said it would be delivered using flexible delivery methods including both on-line and face to face. It will include five streams that will equip students for a range of careers from network administration to multimedia, electronic commerce and the teaching of electronic learning. “This degree will include industry placements and will produce industry ready graduates,” Prof Dallimore said. It is the first time that Notre Dame has been allocated HECS places outside the Colleges of Health and Education. “The HECS places were won by the university after it made a submission to the Federal Government through the competitive Backing Australia’s Ability Program,” Professor Dallimore said. Announcing the allocation in August this year, Federal Education Minister David Kemp said the universities who had won places had all demonstrated past excellence and proposed innovative plans for the future.
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Archbishop of Paris Delivers Public Lecture at Notre Dame
ORE than 300 people packed Foley Hall on the evening of Tuesday August 14 to hear the Archbishop of Paris, Cardinal Jean-Marie Lustiger, present the 2001 Caritas Australia Helder Camara Lecture.
Cardinal Jean-Marie Lustiger delivering the 2001 Caritas Australia Helder Camara Lecture
Cardinal Lustiger spoke on global urbanisation and said cities although “disfigured by the excesses of evil” were places of spiritual struggle that given true human values such as forgiveness would eventually become Cities of Peace or “Jerusalems on High”. He said that in the last half of the 20th century the percentage of the world’s population living in cities had grown from 30 to nearly 50 percent. But he said the city was our destiny and while giant cities
often expressed urban excess they could also lead to hope. Cardinal Lustiger has written 20 books. As the Archbishop of a major European city, he has considerable influence on European Catholicism and on French society. Born in Paris in 1926 to Polish Jewish migrants he converted to Catholicism in 1940 but has never ceased to identify with his Jewish background and experience. He has made major contributions to the areas of Jewish-Christian dialogue, has been an important advocate of human rights and an outspoken critic of racism and the rise of right-wing extremism. His visit to Notre Dame was part of a national speaking tour sponsored by the Catholic overseas aid agency Caritas.
New School of Religious Education to Boost Research and Teacher Training
NEW School of Religious Education has been established within the College of Education.
The school will coordinate the teaching of religious education and Catholic studies units for both undergraduate and postgraduate students. Director of the Catholic Institute of WA, Dr Wayne Tinsey will head the new school. Acting Dean of the College of Education Jennifer Nicol said the new school marked a coming of age for the university and was indicative of the growth in student enrolments within the College. “The School of Religious Education will give greater witness to the mission of Notre Dame as a Catholic university,” Associate Professor Nicol said. “This initiative positions religious education as an equal partner within the College of Education, alongside its existing schools of Humanities, Teaching and Graduate Studies. “The school will be responsible for the development, maintenance and teaching of all religious education programs within the
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university. It will also coordinate the College of Education’s specialist graduate religious education programs, which include a Graduate Certificate (Religious Education) and a Master of Religious Education. “It will provide an academic formation in religious education for preservice and experienced teachers that is thorough, contemporary, relevant and reflective of best practice in the field. “It will cement Notre Dame’s place as a leader in the field where the Church and its educational bodies can be confident that teachers are receiving preparation in religious studies that is second to none.” Associate Professor Nicol said the School of Religious Education would work closely with
the Catholic Education Commission of WA and the Catholic Institute in addressing priorities in the academic formation of teachers for the Catholic education system. She said the new school would also foster a culture of research in areas relating to religious education and Catholic studies.
Head of the new School of Religious Education Dr Wayne Tinsey
Notre Dame Launches a New Vision for Health Care in WA
NEW vision for health care in Western Australia was unveiled in June at the launch of a major fundraising appeal for the University of Notre Dame’s College of Health. The vision centres on the training of health care professionals who will focus on the treatment of the whole person rather than just their disease. The appeal is seeking $2 million to develop the College and has already raised $1.5 million from corporate and individual sponsors. Dean of the College of Health Professor Michael Quinlan said the College represented a new era in health care and would produce graduates who were industry ready and wellrounded. “Notre Dame has taken a unique approach to training health care professionals and is meeting a real community need for graduates who have had plenty of hands-on clinical experience,” Dr Quinlan said. The college brings together the disciplines of nursing, health and physical education, counselling and applied psychology and has plans for the development of a Graduate School of Medicine. All courses offered by the College of Health have a substantially larger practical
component than courses offered at other universities and have a strong emphasis on a holistic approach to health care. “Our nursing program is attracting interest from universities around Australia. It provides more than double the practical
He said the success of Notre Dame’s nursing program came at a time when both the State and Federal Governments were looking at ways to improve nursing education in order to combat the chronic shortage of nurses Australia-wide. “We believe much of what we are already doing in terms of producing nurses who are industry ready and have plenty of practical experience will pre-empt the recommendations of the Federal and State inquiries,” Dr Quinlan said. Money raised in the campaign will be used to renovate and refurbish the National Trustlisted Challenge Bank building to house the College. Any excess funds will provide scholarships and establish an endowment fund. Gifts made to the College of Health Campaign are fully tax deductible.
Left: Students in Notre Dame's Nursing program preparing for theatre.
experience of other nursing programs and includes a mentoring system that has students paired with nurses in the workplace.” Dr Quinlan said demand for places in the College of Health outstripped supply and funds were needed to develop a first-class training facility in Fremantle.
The National Trust listed Challenge Bank building in High Street soon to be the College of Health's new home.
Broome Campus Library Gets an extra $700,000 Federal Grant
EDERAL Minister for Education Dr David Kemp has allocated a further $700,000 for the development of a new library and research centre at Notre Dame’s Broome Campus.
The grant announced in September this year builds on an earlier allocation of $1.3 million announced last year and brings the Commonwealth’s contribution to the project to $2 million. Construction of the research centre and library building is scheduled to begin in March 2003.
The facility would be used to house the university’s growing collection of archival material as well as books and other material. It will be a multi-partner library for use by a range of educational providers including other universities and the Kimberley College of TAFE. The additional $700,000 will be made available in 2004 and comes from the Commonwealth’s Capital Development Pool. University Librarian Bruce Bott said the new building would be designed in a
way that would make it more appealing to Aboriginal people. Ideas being considered for the design included open spaces and outside study areas. Mr Bott said the library would also be a teaching and learning centre and would include a significant computing facilities area. He said the Commonwealth Government’s $2 million grant would be topped up by the University’s own fund raising.
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Mallee Oil Gives New Hope for G
N innovative research and development project being carried out at the University of Notre Dame has the potential to repair soils degraded by salinity, aid in the reduction of greenhouse gases and give ailing rural economies a much-needed boost.
A West Australian mallee. The mallee have multiple stems and are capable of resprouting after harvest.
Dr Allan Barton
The project centres on the development of uses for the humble mallee. Murdoch University’s Associate Professor of Chemistry Dr Allan Barton has joined the University of Notre Dame as a visiting fellow and is spending six months exploring potential commercial applications for the mallee’s eucalyptus oil. The work is being done in conjunction with the head of the School of Environmental Management at Notre Dame, Dr Syd Shea. Dr Barton said the current worldwide market for eucalyptus oil was only around 5000 tonnes a year and almost all of that was used in pharmaceuticals. Australia imports eucalyptus oil from countries like China that have developed small-scale oil industries using Australian gum trees. Dr Barton said large areas of the wheatbelt had been planted to mallees in an effort to control salinity. The mallee stands were capable of producing large quantities of eucalyptus oil but a market for more than 30 000 tonnes of the oil needed to be found to make the harvesting of the trees economically viable. Dr Barton has spent 20 years researching eucalyptus oil and has developed various commercial uses for it including
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Greenhouse, Salinity and Economy
as an industrial solvent or degreasing agent. yielding variety of mallee and planting of mallee Alcoa Australia is currently using the oil in its seedlings began on cleared agricultural land workshops to clean and degrease its machinery. throughout the wheatbelt. “Eucalyptus oil is more chemically stable than The plantings were aimed primarily at slowing many other natural industrial solvents such as dryland salinity. limonene. It is recyclable and has a better health and More than 900 farmers were enlisted to plant safety profile than many of the petroleum based more than 20 million mallee seedlings. solvents,” Dr Barton said. But Dr Shea said in order for the mallee stands to “The market for natural be effective in reducing salinity, at industrial solvents is growing, least 2 million hectares of mallee “The natural particularly since the withdrawal needed to be planted. recently of a commonly used adaptations of the “We are not going to get that ozone depleting solvent.” sort of commitment from farmers Dr Barton’s work has been mallee make them unless we can come up with other recognised both nationally and uses for the mallees that are internationally and earlier this one of the world’s profitable,” Dr Shea said. year he was made a Member of the The mallee farmers have formed Order of Australia for service to most suitable trees the Mallee Oil Company headed by the environment. Dr Shea and are seeking investors to store carbon to to fund further research and He said the mallee oil project was now at a stage where it would offset greenhouse development. benefit from a substantial boost in The company issued a research and development. statement of offer in July this year in emissions” Once a commercial market for a bid to raise $5 million. the oil was found further The farmers and researchers are substantial plantings could take place and the large optimistic that the mallee stands that are already scale harvesting of existing stands could begin. helping to solve their salinity problems will provide Research into eucalyptus oil and the planting of the basis for a viable eucalyptus oil industry in WA mallees in WA began in the 1980’s with trials by the while at the same time acting as a carbon sink for the Department of Agriculture and genetic research by world's greenhouse gases. They also hope the stands CSIRO in conjunction with work by Dr Barton. will be able to produce a variety of other products In the early 1990’s the Department of including biomass fuels for electricity generation. Conservation and Land Management’s Farm Forestry Mallees produce underground root systems called Unit, headed by Dr John Bartle, together with a lignotubers that allow them to resprout after harvest. group of farmers began work on a genetic These large underground roots act to store carbon. improvement program for mallee eucalypts. “The natural adaptations of the mallee make The research led to the development of a high oil them one of the world’s most suitable trees to store carbon to offset greenhouse emissions,” Dr Shea said. “A number of large corporations are currently negotiating with the Oil Mallee Company to determine the potential for using mallees to offset their greenhouse gas emissions.” Dr Shea said while the world was not quite ready to trade in carbon credits large companies were already moving to establish large scale tree plantings in areas such as Australia in anticipation that there will be mandatory requirements to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the future. Dr Syd Shea As an offshoot to the mallee oil project Western Power is currently developing a pilot power station at Narrogin, 190 km southeast of Perth, using mallee biomass provided by the farmers. The one-megawatt power station will produce energy, eucalyptus oil and activated carbon and is scheduled to open next year. “The mallee oil project is an application of “industrial ecology”. It is an attempt to find many integrated and complementary uses for a tree crop,” Dr Barton said. “The planting on degraded agricultural lands of eucalyptus for leaf oil provides a commercial incentive for restoring original vegetation. It is a sustainable method of controlling groundwater and salinity. It yields a product that is an environmentally benign substitute for a widely used solvent damaging the ozone layer. And it provides a mechanism for reducing atmospheric carbon dioxide levels.”
Salt affected land in the wheatbelt. Researchers and farmers are hoping the mallee will provide an economically viable solution to the spread of salinity.
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US Internship Opens Doors for NDA’s MBA’s
NDUS while they complete a unit of study at the university. They live on the campus and receive a living wage for their work. Professor Dallimore said the pair were the first to take advantage of the scheme and it was hoped that the program would be expanded in future years. “Internships are a fantastic opportunity for students. Not only do they get the chance to study overseas but they are being paid to work while they learn,” Professor Dallimore said. Ms Gollan 30, said her stay in America was truly rewarding from both an academic and a personal perspective. “The whole experience was engaging. The study and research activities provided great intellectual stimulation and exposure to new realms,” Ms Gollan said. “This overseas experience complemented my Australian-based graduate studies extremely well.” Ms Clee, 29 said her experience at NDUS was unforgettable. She said some of the highlights included the relationships formed with academic staff and other MBA students, the spiritual strength of the Notre Dame community and the experience of campus life at NDUS.
Professor Peter Dalllimore and MBA student Lisa Gollan discussing the NDUS internship scheme
WO graduate students from Notre Dame’s College of Business have been the first beneficiaries of a special internship program involving one of the leading universities in America.
Lisa Gollan and Bronwyn Clee spent six weeks studying and working at Notre Dame Indiana’s Mendoza School of Business in June and July this year.
Their work will be credited toward their Masters of Business Administration (MBA) at NDA. Dean of the College of Business at NDA Professor Peter Dallimore said internships offered a unique networking opportunity for students and provided them with invaluable exposure to American business culture. Under the internship program graduate students undertake research work through
An Artist’s Perspective on Campus, On Cards
NTERNATIONALLLY renowned local artist Richard Reynolds Ward has produced a series of prints capturing the essence of Notre Dame’s Fremantle campus.
The prints have been produced as a special series of greeting cards that show snapshots of the courtyards, gateways and buildings. Mr Ward said he had attempted to illustrate the beauty and quintessential character of the campus by highlighting natural components that were easily identifiable as Notre Dame, Fremantle. “I wandered around the campus looking for corners and areas of interests. What struck me were the gateways and courtyards,” Mr Ward said. He said he had tried painting streetscapes of the campus but the results were too impersonal and lacked the “weight” of the areas chosen for the final prints. Mr Ward has had a close association with the university. His wife Gayle recently completed her doctorate at Notre Dame and his daughter Whitney is also studying on campus.
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He has exhibited regularly in Perth and overseas and his works are in private and corporate collections in Australia, the UK, Europe, Hong Kong and the USA. Later this year he will present his second solo exhibition at Notre Dame. The exhibition will feature his most recent paintings and showcase the beaches and bushland areas of Western Australia.
The Notre Dame card series is made up of four prints that include the gateway off Henry Street and views of the main courtyard. The cards come in packs of four or eight and are available from the university’s Development Office in Henry Street Fremantle.
Artist Richard Reynolds Ward at work in his studio.
Public Lecture a Memorial to Kevin Barry
EAN of Postgraduate Research at Notre Dame Professor Don Watts will deliver the inaugural Kevin Barry Memorial Lecture on November 6.
Dr Watts will speak on Equity in Australian Education. The lecture will celebrate the memory of Kevin Barry, a lecturer in the College of Education who died suddenly in August last year. Senior lecturer in the College Kevin Casey said Dr Barry had, throughout his career in teacher education, been committed to excellence in teaching and learning. “His willingness to support and provide wise counsel to his many devoted students and colleagues was a feature of his professionalism,” Mr Casey said.
“He was the co-author of a widely used text “Beginning Teaching and Beyond”. The text and the impact of his teaching meant that his influence has been felt extensively throughout the education community of this state and indeed the whole of Australia.” His memory is being celebrated through the lecture and the awarding of a Kevin Barry Postgraduate Education Scholarship, donated by David Barlow of Social Science Press. The free public lecture will take place in the university’s Drill Hall, Mouat Street Fremantle, Tuesday November 6 at 6pm. Those interested in attending are urged to reply to Clare Donaldson at the College of Education on (08) 9239 5600 by October 29.
Notre Dame Wins Green Corporate Challenge
Performing Arts Students Win Applause
ERFORMING Arts students at Notre Dame staged their first production in June this year to a sell out audience.
The group performed Freo Nights in a short but highly successful season. The production was a first for the fledgling group of first year students and a first for the university’s new Studio Theatre. Course coordinator Teresa Izzard said the audience response to the production had been encouraging and the students had been overwhelmed by the success of ticket sales to the event. Freo Nights was followed by A Manual of Trench Warfare, an all male play written, performed, publicised and produced by the students. Ms Izzard said the group of 16 students was currently rehearsing for a show to be run as part of the Fremantle Festival in November. The show, titled Beauty, will be the student’s final production for the year and will look at the darker side of beauty. It will be created entirely by the students and will run November 22 to 24. Ms Izzard said the performing arts students were a diverse and talented group with a great deal of spirit, energy and drive. “The course is not about fame but about theatre and job opportunities. We have had a Teresa Izzard (standing, centre, second from left) with students in
the Performing Arts program
series of workshops from professionals who have worked enthusiastically with the students to develop their strengths and show them different techniques and styles,” Ms Izzard said. Last month the students joined performers from around the world in a five-day international circus workshop on Rottnest Island. “Our students are working with professionals who use their skills in different ways for example actors who are using theatre as a means of social change and those who work with people who have disabilities. “They are learning that they can be part of something that is more than fame, it has the power to do something in the world.”
NDA Provost Professor Greg Cravan (right) receives the Corporate Challenge Shed Your Car Day perpetual trophy from Fremantle Mayor, Peter Tagliaferri
CADEMIC and administrative staff at Notre Dame were awarded a special trophy last month after finding innovative carfree ways to get to work.
Fremantle’s annual Shed Your Car Day on September 19 saw 50 per cent of staff at Notre Dame pledging to leave their cars at home and walk, cycle, catch public transport or car pool their way to and from work. The event is designed to encourage workers in Fremantle to find healthy environmentally friendly ways to get to work and to make the city car-free for one day. The car free concept is already an annual event in many countries around the world and last year 150 cities and an estimated 22 million people took part in the event. Notre Dame was one of a number of large institutions and businesses in Fremantle to join the corporate challenge, a competition to see which organisation can get the greatest proportion of staff to go car-free for the day. The university was a clear winner with 50 of its 100 staff pledging to leave their cars at home. Provost of Notre Dame Professor Greg Craven accepted the award on behalf of the university and said staff at Notre Dame were a committed part of the Fremantle community and had actively embraced the car-free concept.
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ND Graduates Offered an ACE opportunity
RADUATES of Notre Dame Australia are being offered the opportunity to teach for two years in America under a program run through the University of Notre Dame, Indiana.
Successful applicants to the program receive a living wage and on completion of their service a Masters Degree in Education from Notre Dame Indiana, tution-free. The program is organised by the American Alliance for Catholic Education (ACE) and aims to develop a corps of highly motivated and committed educators to meet the needs of that country’s most under-resourced primary and Graduate of the ACE program Patricia Rangel: "...the program offers graduates the chance to live and work in the US while earning a post-graduate degree." secondary Catholic schools. It includes blocks of intensive study where students undertake professional development to equip them for teaching. Students from NDA have been taking part in the ACE program for several years and currently there are three Australian graduates working in American schools under the scheme. The Edmund Rice Centre is coordinating the recruitment of students to the program in Australia and is currently seeking applications from graduates of all disciplines. Service learning coordinator of the Edmund Rice Centre Patricia Rangel said the program offered graduates a once in a
lifetime opportunity to live and work in the United States while earning a post-graduate degree. Ms Rangel, a graduate of Notre Dame, Indiana, joined the program in 1996 and spent two years working at an African American school in Alabama. She said it was one of the most challenging and rewarding experiences she had ever had. “One of the greatest joys of the program was the community living,” Ms Rangel said. While teaching, participants in the program live together in small groups of between four and seven and act to support and encourage each other.
The past two rectors of Port Lodge in Fremantle, David Platt, Ms Rangel and the current rector Daniel McGinty, have all been graduates of the ACE program. Member of the Board of Governors at Notre Dame Australia Father Timothy Scully helped establish the program in 1994. It now has more than 130 recent graduates working in 75 schools across southern America. For further information contact: Patricia Rangel on (08) 9239 5542, email@example.com. or visit the ACE website at: www.nd.edu/~ace. Applications close Wednesday, November 14, 2001.
Notre Dame to Host Major Regional Catholic Universities Conference
OTRE Dame will play host to a major conference of the region’s Catholic universities and colleges in August next year.
The Association of South- East and East Asian Catholic Colleges and Universities (ASEACCU) will hold its 10th annual conference at Notre Dame’s Fremantle campus August 2 - 4, 2002. Notre Dame Vice Chancellor Dr Peter Tannock described the conference as “very significant” for the university. He said there was immense interest in Notre Dame from Catholic universities and
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colleges in Asia and the conference would provide an opportunity to showcase the Fremantle campus. “We need to develop a regional presence and further our relationships with Catholic universities in Asia. The conference will provide us with an opportunity to do this,” Dr Tannock said. Last year more than 175 delegates from Catholic Universities around the world met at Notre Dame when the university hosted the 20th General Assembly of the International Federation of Catholic Universities (IFCU).
Dr Tannock said next year’s ASEACCU conference would be like a miniature IFCU meeting but would be more intense, more focused and more practical than the larger conference. He said 120 delegates from colleges and universities in Indonesia, Japan, Thailand, The Philippines, Korea and Australia would attend the three-day conference. It will be the first time that ASEACCU has met in Australia. The theme of the conference will be `Institutional Renewal and Transformation in Relation to the Mission of Catholic Universities’.
Notre Dame Forges Links with Atma Jaya
HE University of Notre Dame has established a unique relationship with Atma Jaya, one of Indonesia’s leading Catholic universities.
The relationship will see academic and administrative staff at Notre Dame assisting in the training and professional development of staff at Atma Jaya. The new project will also include the
exchange of students between the two universities. Vice Chancellor of Notre Dame, Professor Peter Tannock said Atma Jaya was a very significant institution in Indonesia and the relationship would have positive spin-offs for both universities. “It is a really exciting project with one of the most prominent universities in Asia,” Dr Tannock said. Education students from Notre Dame
will travel to Indonesia next year to take part in a cultural exchange program that will see them teaching at Catholic schools while staying with local families. Dr Tannock said the exchange program would give students a once in a lifetime opportunity to live with an Indonesian family while doing a teaching practice. Students in Notre Dame’s Business in Asia unit will also be involved in a similar exchange program.
Your Alumni Committee
Push for Alumni Association at Notre Dame
IVE graduates are currently working together in the hope of establishing a successful Notre Dame Alumni Association. The group began over a few glasses of wine and plenty of conversation at a birthday party for a fellow graduate of the University. After reminiscing about the good old times of university life compared with life in the working world we discovered that we all had one thing in common: we all wanted to maintain our connection to Notre Dame and the friends we made there.
We also look forward to:
• Running many social events, the first to run in conjunction with Graduation 2001 where we can welcome Notre Dame’s newest alumni into our ever-growing family. • Establishing Notre Dame Alumni contacts in various locations around the globe in recognition that as the Notre Dame Network expands we can help provide a friendly face for those who may pass through, or even move to that location.
What can you do?
The Steering Committee will continue to work through the developing stages of the Alumni Association. However, we need your help. If you are a Notre Dame graduate can you please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with your contact details, and encourage your friends to do the same. As Notre Dame celebrates its tenth birthday, we, as the students who experienced its first ten years, can help to further develop our University by supporting it and keeping in touch. We encourage all of you to get in touch with us. Yours in Notre Dame The Alumni Steering Committee
We have now met several times and a Steering Committee has been formed to discuss how we can best put our plan into action, and we are now some way towards achieving our goal of establishing the Notre Dame Alumni Association.
One of the main aims of the Steering Committee is to establish a complete contact list of graduates dating back to the first graduating class of 1994. Enabling us to link old classmates and develop the common bond that we all share as Notre Dame graduates.
Alumni Association Registration Form
Surname: _________________________________First Name: _______________________________ Maiden Name: _____________________________Year of Graduation: ________________________ Address: ___________________________________________________________________________ Country:__________________________________Degree: __________________________________ Telephone: (home) ________________(work) _________________(mobile) ___________________ Email: ____________________________________________________ Day and month of birthdate ______(day) _________________(month) Current employment:________________________________________ Please return this form to the Alumni Association at: Notre Dame Alumni Association, Development Office, University of Notre Dame Australia, PO Box 1225, Fremantle,WA 6959 OR Alternatively you can register by email; email@example.com WE LOOK FORWARD TO HEARING FROM YOU!!
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Hancock Lecture to Look at Family Business in the New Millennium
WO of America’s leading authorities on family owned businesses, Leon and Katy Danco, will deliver the inaugural Lang Hancock Lecture at the University of Notre Dame on Monday, October 15.
The pair will speak on the importance of family businesses to free enterprise and society. While in Australia the pair will also deliver a keynote address to the National Conference on Family Business in Melbourne later this month. Dr and Mrs Danco set up America’s first family business consultancy more than 40 years ago and have since been recognised worldwide for their contribution to the
profitable growth and continuity of privately held family owned businesses. Dr Danco is president of the University Services Institute, Cleveland Ohio, Adjunct Professor of Business Administration at John Carroll University and a visiting professor at numerous universities. He is the co-founder and chief executive officer of the Centre for Family Business and serves as senior adviser to the Small Business Administration’s task force on Family Business and Continuity. Dr Danco is a widely published author and contributing editor and has published a number of best sellers. Mrs Danco is vice president and treasurer of the University Services Institute and cofounder of the Centre for Family Business.
She is author of “From the Other Side of the Bed: A Woman Looks at Life in the Family Business.” The Lang Hancock Annual Lecture series is aimed at supporting excellence in business education, introducing new ideas to Australian business and promoting free enterprise. The series is sponsored by Hancock Prospecting Ltd and will each year bring to Australia an internationally renowned business leader who will deliver a public lecture and give workshops to staff and students at the university. Family Business Australia is also sponsoring the Danco’s visit to Australia. The public lecture will take place in the Drill Hall, Mouat Street Fremantle at 7pm, Monday October 15. Entry is free.
purchased through the Development Office at Notre Dame
Cards in print series by artist, Richard Reynolds Ward.
$12 incl GST (pack of 8) Time to start thinking about sending $6 incl GST (pack of 4)
overseas to relatives and friends! The four illustrations are taken from the “Book of Hours”, a gift to the University from the Vatican Library. $10 incl GST for pack of 8.
NEW Long-sleeved navy cotton tops
(also available in white) $35 incl GST.
To view/purchase the above items and all other NDA merchandise, please call in at the Development Office, 21 Henry Street, Fremantle or check out our website: www.nd.edu.au/shop. For mail orders and other information, please contact (08) 9239 5690 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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