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New ceramics exhibition at Gippsland

Wednesday 13 May 2015

A collection of ceramics in honour of a former student will be exhibited at Federation University Australia’s Gippsland Campus from next week.   The Jan Feder Memorial Collection was chosen by former ceramics lecturer Dr Owen Rye and will be exhibited at the Switchback Gallery from 20 May until 9 July. Many of these pieces are works of national and inter...

New game launched to heighten environmental education

Wednesday 13 May 2015

An innovative game to explore the range of futures open to the pastoral industry within a carbon economy has been launched by Federation University Australia. The game, Narmboolville, is based on the Sovereign Hill property Narmbool, 15 km south east of Ballarat. It brings together environmental science, accounting and information technology and is the culmination of a two-year re...

University unveils new place names at Mt Helen Campus

Tuesday 12 May 2015

Federation University Australia has announced the opening of more than 20 new place names and roads at the Mt Helen Campus. All of the new names have been drawn from prominent individuals who contributed to the formation and development of the university over many years.  “These new place names honour the many leading citizens who in some way contributed to the creatio...

FedUni Children's Centres celebrating National Families Week

Tuesday 12 May 2015

National Families Week (15 – 21 May) celebrates the vital role families play in Australian society. To celebrate and support the week, FedUni Children’s Centres will run a week-long education program that focuses on three key themes of Belonging, Identity and Community. “In 2014 our centres celebrated the 20th anniversary of the International Year of t...

Books launched by Australian history researchers

Tuesday 12 May 2015

Researchers from Federation University Australia and its Collaborative Research Centre in Australian History (CRCAH) have released a range of major books in the past month covering many areas of historical study.

Community bushfire conference to return

Monday 11 May 2015

Capitalising on the success of the 2014 Living with Bushfire community conference, event organisers have announced the event will continue in 2015. Federation University Australia’s Gippsland Campus in Churchill will again host the event, with conference dates set for Friday 9 and Saturday 10 October. Dr Harry Ballis, Head of Campus, said organisers were ...

University presents Foundation Scholarships

Thursday 7 May 2015

Federation University Australia is honoured to present Foundation Scholarships to twelve deserving students at the Mt Helen Campus today, Thursday, 7 May. The Scholarships, which are open to domestic Higher Education and TAFE students, are funded by donations to the University’s Foundation. Valued at $7000 each, the Scholarships are assessed on financial c...

Wimmera Campus to host child safety symposium

Tuesday 5 May 2015

A major symposium on supporting vulnerable children and families will be held at Federation University Australia’s Wimmera Campus on Thursday, 4 June. Entitled Building Blocks Together, the symposium will be run in partnership with FedUni, Horsham Rural City Council, Wimmera Uniting Care and Department of Health and Human Services. “At this symposium parti...

FedUni students raise funds for Nepal

Tuesday 5 May 2015

Federation University Australia student Jody Dontje spent a month volunteering in a school in Nepal last December and was struck by the beauty of the country and people. When the tragic effects of the recent earthquake were reported, Jody’s first thought was of how she could help out. Having remained in contact with the Shauna Rose Kaufman Foundation, with whom she ha...

One Small Thing Conference launched at FedUni

Monday 4 May 2015

The University’s FedUni Student Leadership Program is seeking inspirational speakers and facilitators to contribute to a two-day student leadership conference on 17 and 18 September. “Taking place at the Mt Helen Campus, and based around the idea that small things can make a huge difference to people’s lives, the One Small Thing Conference will bring together stu...

Hundreds ready to graduate from Mt Helen Campus

Friday 1 May 2015

Up to 1200 students will graduate from Federation University Australia’s Mt Helen Campus in seven ceremonies from Monday, 4 May.  “The University always looks forward to our graduation ceremonies and the special memories they create,” Professor David Battersby, Vice-Chancellor, said. “We congratulate all of our graduating students an...

University takes part in International Jazz Day

Wednesday 29 April 2015

For the third year in a row, FedUni's Advanced Diploma of Live Production students, FedUni-Live, are producing a live jazz event, registered online as part of UNESCO's International Jazz Day.

University alliance signals global learning opportunity

Tuesday 28 April 2015

Staff and students at opposite sides of the world are set to benefit from a pioneering antipodean alliance between the University of the Highlands and Islands and Federation University Australia. The two regionally based education institutions have a lot in common despite their distance apart, as University of the Highlands and Islands principal and vice-chancellor, Professor Cliv...

University researcher in major bacteria study

Monday 27 April 2015

A recently published study by an international team of researchers including Dr Andrew Greenhill from Federation University Australia has shed more light on the composition and diversity of bacterial communities residing in the gut of humans. These bacteria, known as the gut microbiota, are important for health. However, it appears that modern lifestyle depletes the gut’s collec...

Regional university students have high gambling rates, claims new research

Wednesday 22 April 2015

“Regional students appear to be at increased risk of particular factors, such as social isolation, boredom and loneliness, which may increase rates of mental health issues, and potentially involvement in gambling,” Dr Rob Townsend from the Faculty of Education and Arts said.

Golden Key reception to be held at Mt Helen Campus

Wednesday 22 April 2015

Federation University Australia’s 2015 Golden Key New Members Reception will be held this, Friday, 24 April, at the University’s Mt Helen Campus. Commencing at the Caro Centre at 6.00 pm, the reception will include the induction of more than 360 new members. New members to be inducted include Dr Sam Henson, Head of our Ballarat Campuses; Dr David Waldron, Le...

Arts Academy activates the Gunfire Breakfast

Monday 20 April 2015

The Graduating Actors Company of Federation University Australia’s Arts Academy will mark the centenary of the First World War through songs and music, as part of a special event planned around the traditional Gunfire Breakfast this ANZAC Day.  The Gunfire Breakfast dates back to World War One, the name given to the breakfast taken by soldiers prior to a morning batt...

Reality check for technology in education

Monday 20 April 2015

A new book co-written by a Gippsland academic at Federation University Australia is taking a critical perspective on how technology is implemented within our education system, delving deeper into both positive and negative impacts of its use.

Professor Todd Walker to represent FedUni in trade mission

Friday 17 April 2015

Professor Todd Walker, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Engagement), will represent Federation University Australia in a major trade mission to South America to promote international education. The trip, led by the Hon Steve Herbert, the Victorian Minister for Training and Skills and Minister for International Education, will include a delegation of 29 senior representatives from Victorian...

Gippsland researcher helps endangered tigers

Thursday 16 April 2015

In a major research boost, $20,000 has been granted to ecologist Wendy Wright, an Associate Professor at Federation University Australia’s Gippsland Campus, by the UK-based Rufford Foundation to create a sustainable future for threatened rare Nepalese tigers and other endangered carnivores.

Annual report confirms successful 2014 for FedUni

Thursday 16 April 2015

Federation University Australia’s first annual report, tabled today in the Victorian Parliament, highlights the strong growth of the university in its first year of operation under its expanded regional footprint.

New exhibition to open at Switchback Gallery

Tuesday 14 April 2015

A special art exhibition by Aunty Eileen Harrison, the highly respected Kurnai artist and Elder, will be held at Federation University Australia’s Gippsland Campus from 22 April to 14 May. To be held at the Switchback Gallery, the exhibition – Listening to the Old Ones in the Trees – also will include works and words by members of the Koori Cohort at the Gippslan...

Australian History Centre a major strength of FedUni

Tuesday 14 April 2015

Federation University Australia’s new Collaborative Research Centre in Australian History (CRCAH) is quickly becoming a significant contributor to historical study throughout the region. Led by Director, Professor Keir Reeves, the Centre already has attracted more than 40 higher degree students working on a wide range of history-related projects. “Our Collab...

Guirguis New Art Prize winner announced

Monday 13 April 2015

The prestigious $20,000 Guirguis New Art Prize (GNAP) has been awarded to Melbourne-based artist Lou Hubbard. Her work Dead Still Standing, 2014, is an installation comprising a deflated, disembowelled latex rubber horse, collapsed over a Coalbrookdale patio chair, table and bench seat situated over a skate board and plastic dog. The Prize winner was announced at th...

Lifestyle and environment can influence offspring: FedUni research

Monday 13 April 2015

A person’s lifestyle and environment can have a direct impact on a person’s offspring, according to new research by Federation University Australia. Research by PhD student Josh Denham and his supervisor Professor Fadi Charchar has uncovered important developments in the field of gene activity and epigenetics. The research is due to be published in the

Persian students share New Year's Celebrations

Wednesday 1 April 2015

The Persian New Year Celebration, named Nowruz, commenced 3,000 years ago in ancient Persia to welcome the arrival of spring time. The spectacular lunch featured Kebabs coated with real saffron grown in Iran. A traditional New Year’s table was also set up, with seven items beginning with the letter S in the Persian alphabet.

University announces world-first nature education course

Wednesday 1 April 2015

Federation University Australia has unveiled the nation’s first Nature Pedagogy course. An innovative and exciting initiative at the Mt Helen Campus and in Perth, the course already has attracted 150 participants. Nature Pedagogy is the research and study of nature education.      Our academics in the early childhood education team &ndas...

University supporting Precision Agriculture Flagship

Tuesday 31 March 2015

Federation University Australia is playing a leading role in the new Precision Agriculture Flagship launched by the Federal Government. The initiative, which also has the support of the Regional Universities Network, is designed to boost the development of regional Australia by building capability and improving research outcomes, particularly in the farming sector. He...

Arts Academy students to reflect on the centenary of First World War

Monday 30 March 2015

The Graduating Actors Company of Federation University Australia’s Arts Academy will mark the centenary of the First World War by investigating how collective memories linger and actively live on.

FedUni shines at Science meets Parliament Forum

Friday 27 March 2015

Francine Marques, Senior Research Fellow in Biomedical Science, represented Federation University this week at the Science meets Parliament Forum in Canberra. Dr Marques attended the forum as part of her role with the High Blood Pressure Research Council of Australia (HBPRCA). The other delegate from the Council was Rachel Climie, a PhD candidate at the Menzies Institute fo...