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February 24, 2014 by Brenton Stacey

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Seminar: Quality and strategy I
10 am, Classroom 14, Education Building
Learning and Teaching Week. Featuring: Professor Jane Fernandez. Jane is vice-president (quality and strategy) at Avondale College of Higher Education.

Showcase: Online Blended Learning
12.10 pm, Avondale Libraries (Lake Macquarie campus)
Learning and Teaching Week. Featuring: Chris Boddey. Chris is a casual lecturer (online learning support) in the School of Education and in the School of Business at Avondale College of Higher Education.

Seminar: Quality and strategy II
2 pm, Classroom 14, Education Building
Learning and Teaching Week. Featuring: Professor Jane Fernandez.

Shopping: Westfield Tuggerah
5.30 pm, Roundabout, Avondale College Seventh-day Adventist Church
Transport. Seats: 20. Register: Student Services.

Amped
8 pm, College Hall
Worship with on- and off-campus students.

Doco, Detainment and Doughnuts
8.30 pm, College Hall
Behind Bars. Screening: Mary Meets Mohammad. The documentary follows the arrival of Tasmania’s first detention centre through the eyes of local Christian woman and knitting club member Mary and Muslim Afghan Hazara asylum seeker Mohammad, who is detained inside the centre, as they connect through the gift of a knitted beanie.

Friday, October 24, 2014

The Hangout
7 pm, Common Room, Clinical Education Centre
Bible study.

7.28: Dr Grenville Kent
7.30 pm, Avondale College Seventh-day Adventist Church
“Astronomical! Space is deadly, so why is Earth so right for life?” Includes: Hangout Cafe. Grenville is producing a documentary film series called Big Questions for the Seventh-day Adventist Church in Australia.

Saturday, October 25, 2014

CONNECt
9 am, College Hall
Breakfast.

Regeneration
9 am, Education Hall
Breakfast.

FigTree Retreat
10 am, Lutanda (32B Evans Rd, Canton Beach)
Theme: Called to ministry. $10. Register: www.facebook.com/figtreeavondale. Lunch.

Worship service: Pr Mark Craig
11 am, Avondale College Seventh-day Adventist Church
“More.” Mark is associate minister of Avondale College Seventh-day Adventist Church.

Worship service: Dr Sven Östring
11 am, Auditorium, Fox Valley Seventh-day Adventist Community Church
“Biblical creation calls.” Sven is director of discipleship movements for the Seventh-day Adventist Church in Greater Sydney.

Worship service: Pr David Tasker
11 am, Opal Room, Fox Valley Seventh-day Adventist Community Church
David is field secretary for the Seventh-day Adventist Church in the South Pacific.

Launch: Do Justice: Our Call to Faithful Living
3 pm, Ladies Chapel
Join Signs Publishing and Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) Australia to explore and apply the Bible’s call to “do justice” in the context of Adventist faith and personal faithfulness. Featuring: Signs Publishing book editor Nathan Brown, Do Justice co-editor Joanna Darby, ChilOut co-founder Dianne Hiles and ADRA Australia chief executive officer Mark Webster. Presented by Avondale College of Higher Education, Signs Publishing and Sydney Adventist Forum. Afternoon tea.

Screening: Mary Meets Mohammad
4 pm, Ladies Chapel
Screening of documentary about the relationship between a Christian woman in Tasmania and a Muslim Afghan asylum seeker living inside the state’s first detention centre. Behind Bars. Includes: Introduction by Rahmat, a Year 12 student from Prescott College in Adelaide who came to Australia by boat from Afghanistan. Presented by international poverty and development studies students in the School of Humanities and Creative Arts at Avondale College of Higher Education.

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Fit to Drink
6.30 am, Roundabout, Avondale College Seventh-day Adventist Church
Help provide easier access to drinking water for rural villages in Nepal by seeking sponsorship and walking for water. Swansea Heads to Frazer Park, Lake Munmorah. Transport. Register: 0423 837 704. $25 (adults); $20 (students); $10 (children). Presented by COSMOS. COSMOS is an Avondale College of Higher Education student mission club.

Avondale’s Got Talent
6.30 pm, Education Hall

Monday, October 27, 2014

Variety Hour
9.30 pm, College Hall

Announcements: Live!

February 7, 2014 by Brenton Stacey

Academic Office

Examinations

Sydney campus (Level 6 Bachelor of Nursing)
October 22-24, 2014

Level 2 Bachelor of Nursing (Lake Macquarie and Sydney campuses)
November 7-14, 2014

Sydney campus (Level 4 Bachelor of Nursing)
November 7-14, 2014

Lake Macquarie campus (except Level 2 Bachelor of Nursing)
November 19-25, 2014

You are responsible to sit examinations at the scheduled time. You should not book travel or organise events that will preclude you from sitting examinations as scheduled. Visit the Avondale College of Higher Education website to view the examination timetable for the Lake Macquarie campus.

www.avondale.edu.au/exams

Examinations: Allowable items

According to Avondale College of Higher Education policy, you may take into examination venues:

  • Writing tools and additional materials as directed by your lecturer—in a clear plastic container if required
  • Calculators—but only where authorised by your lecturer

You may not take:

  • Pencil cases—unless they are clear plastic and contain only allowable items
  • Mobile phones

You must take:

  • Avondale student ID card—to verify your identity

Examinations: Dictionaries

First-year students from non-English speaking backgrounds may be entitled to 10 minutes of additional time per hour of examination and/or use of an unannotated, non-electronic bilingual dictionary. Apply for this provision to the academic registrar through your course coordinator by no later than three weeks before examinations begin.

Avondale Libraries

AIM

Are you a newly enrolled student? Learn about Avondale Libraries resources and services including PrimoSearch, EndNote, Turnitin, academic integrity, finding journal articles and more by completing the Academic Literacy and Integrity Module on Moodle. This unit is compulsory and must be completed by the end of semester two.

Self-loan station

Avondale Libraries (Lake Macquarie campus) has a new self-loan station to save you time. The station is efficient and simple to use. Here’s what to do:

  • Take your items to the kiosk and touch the screen
  • Scan your student ID card
  • Select “Borrow Books”
  • Place your items on the pad—three of four at a time—and they will appear in a list on the screen
  • Select “Exit With Receipt” or “Exit Without Receipt”

You can also use the station to renew items or to view items on loan.

Graduation

Ushers

Avondale College of Higher Education is seeking staff members or students to serve as ushers during the graduation service on Sunday, December 14, 2014, between 8 am and 12 pm. Ushers receive a reserved seat during the service. Contact Roberta Matai.

Roberta Matai
Research services officer
4980 2121
roberta.matai@avondale.edu.au

Peanuts

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Peanuts

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