Calendar: Live!

February 24, 2014 by Brenton Stacey

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Excursion: Darling Harbour
9.15 am, Clinical Education Centre
Level 5 Bachelor of Nursing students.

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Regeneration
9 am, Education Hall
Breakfast.

Worship service: Gary Marsters
11 am, Avondale College Seventh-day Adventist Church
“Good to go.” Gary is an elder at Avondale College Seventh-day Adventist Church.

Worship service: Mark Baines
11 am, Auditorium, Fox Valley Seventh-day Adventist Community Church
“Jesus is missing.” Mark is senior minister of Fox Valley Seventh-day Adventist Community Church.

Saturday, April 26, 2014

Regeneration
9 am, Education Hall
Breakfast.

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

Worship service: Joshua Gonzalez
11 am, Auditorium, Fox Valley Seventh-day Adventist Community Church
Joshua is volunteer minister at the Marrickville Spanish Seventh-day Adventist Church.

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Avondale Lecture Series: Dr Arlene Taylor
11 am and 6.15 pm, Ladies Chapel
“Gender differences I and II.” Save your sanity by learning to communicate with the opposite gender. Males and females are not from separate planets (Mars or Venus) even though it sometimes seems that way. As members of the same species, males and females are more alike than they are different but key dissimilarities exist. Understanding these can enhance relationships. Research suggests we know more about physical than neurological differences, so these lectures will in a practical way focus on the brain and gender uniqueness. Does understanding these differences make them go away? No, but knowledge is powerful—it can also diminish a tendency to take things personally, reduce frustration and improve cross-gender-teamwork success. And it can be fun! Arlene is founder and president of Realizations Inc, a non-profit corporation that engages in brain-function research and provides related educational resources.

Thursday, May 1, 2014

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

Avondale Lecture Series: Dr Arlene Taylor
6.15 pm, Ladies Chapel
“Gender differences III.”

Announcements: Live!

February 7, 2014 by Brenton Stacey

Academic Office

Enrolment: Withdraw unit deadline

Semester one units
Tuesday, April 29, 2014, 5 pm

This is the deadline to withdraw from a semester one unit without receiving a fail withdraw grade. To withdraw from a unit, you must complete and submit to the Academic Office a withdrawal form. You are still liable for full tuition fees for any units you withdraw from after census (Tuesday, March 31, 2014 for semester one units).

www.avondale.edu.au/students::financial::Forms_and_Procedures/

Equity: Students with disabilities

Avondale College of Higher Education makes provision, where required, to modify learning and examination conditions for students who have a permanent or temporary disability supported by official documentation. Contact the equity officer to apply for provision. Except in extenuating circumstances, the deadline for applying for provision in examinations is 30 days before examinations begin. The deadlines this semester are:

Lake Macquarie campus (and Level 1 Bachelor of Nursing)
Friday, May 9, 2014, 12 pm

Sydney campus (Level 3 Bachelor of Nursing)
Friday, May 9, 2014, 12 pm

Sydney campus (Level 5 Bachelor of Nursing)
Friday, May 16, 2014, 12 pm

Gail Clark
Equity officer
4980 2293
0402 957 404
gail.clark@avondale.edu.au

Avondale Libraries

Databases: Counseling and Therapy in Video

Avondale Libraries is trialling three new counselling databases. Counseling and Therapy in Video: Volume I is a collection of videos filmed between 1985 and 2010 that shows the realities of working with clients and the challenges of putting theoretical concepts into practice. Volume II focuses on more contemporary areas and includes documentaries. Volume III focuses on new and emerging areas such as cyberbullying, mindfulness, and social media. The trial ends on Thursday, May 8, 2014.

Hours: Mid-semester recess

Mid-semester recess hours begin on Thursday, April 17 at 5 pm.

Lake Macquarie campus

Friday, April 18 (Good Friday), Closed
Sunday, April 20 (Easter Sunday), Closed
Monday, April 21 (Easter Monday), Closed
Tuesday, April 22-Thursday, April 24, 1-5 pm
Friday, April 25 (Anzac Day), Closed
Sunday, April 27, Closed

Sydney campus

Friday, April 18 (Good Friday), Closed
Sunday, April 20 (Easter Sunday), Closed
Monday, April 21 (Easter Monday), Closed
Tuesday, April 22-Thursday, April 24, 9 am-5 pm
Friday, April 25 (Anzac Day), Closed
Sunday, April 27, Closed

Semester hours begin on Monday, April 28 at 8 am.

Exhibition: Here and There

An exhibition of watercolour paintings and pen drawings by local artist Neville Clouten is now on display in the Teacher Materials Centre Gallery on the lower floor of Avondale Libraries (Lake Macquarie campus) until the end of May.

Returns and renewals

Return or renew all library items and clear any outstanding fines before mid-semester recess. You can renew items in person, by phone or online.

www.avondale.edu.au/library

Food Services

Hours: Mid-semester recess

Mid-semester recess hours in the cafeteria (Lake Macquarie campus) begin after dinner on Thursday, April 17. Semester hours begin with brunch on Sunday, April 27.

Graduation

Graduation class

Nominate students for graduation class co-president, treasurer, chaplain, Graduation Banquet coordinator, degree representatives and vocational education representative. Forms available at reception or via your student email. “Duties of the graduation class” document has been sent to your student emails. This outlines the responsibilities of the elected officers.

Human Resources

Movements

Deirdre Hough, from director, women’s residences, Student Services.

Other

It Is Written Oceania video and script competition

Win $500 cash and visit the set. It Is Written Oceania is a Seventh-day Adventist ministry with a passion for communicating the Gospel. Funded entirely by donations, it is Australia’s number one Bible television program on Channels 7 and 10 on Sunday mornings—it is also on Australian Christian Channel and on Hope Channel. Film producers and scriptwriters are invited to “make a video or write a script.” Entries close Monday, June 30, 2014.

www.itiswrittenoceania.co/competitions

Story shows there is no substitut de qualité

April 17, 2014 by Brenton Stacey

Student shortlisted for travel writing competition

A small French village and her lecturer’s “gentle prodding” inspired an Avondale English major to write a story shortlisted for a regional travel competition.

Bianca Reynaud

Bianca Reynaud’s narrative helps the reader understand the vagaries of the French meal experience. Credit: Etienne Reynaud.

Bon Appetit by Bianca Reynaud featured as one of the top 20 stories at a live read hosted by Hunter Writers’ Centre at The Unorthodox Church of Groove in Newcastle on March 29. The narrative, a retelling of a lunch served in the backyard of a chalet in Montailloset, helps the reader understand the vagaries of the French meal experience.

“I was starved for an hour before the meal, served tiny portions of heavenly food, then terrorised with all manner of cheeses,” says Bianca, who studied at the Adventist University of France for two years. The longer she lived in the country, “the more I loved the culture and heritage of the eating ritual—right down to setting the table.”

Bianca wrote Bon Appetit for a print journalism class. Lecturer Dr Carolyn Rickett’s mentoring “inspired me to write like I never have before.”

Peanuts

April 17, 2014 by Brenton Stacey

Peanuts comic strip

Exhibition a record of past life

April 10, 2014 by Brenton Stacey

Student curates Avondale heritage display

Brenton Stacey
Public relations officer
Avondale College of Higher Education
Cooranbong, New South Wales, Australia

An exhibition curated by an Avondale student reveals how life on campus has changed since the college of higher education formed in 1897.

Rose-lee Power

Adventist Heritage Centre curator Rose-lee Power with an Avondale Symphonic Choir LP, part of the Dormitory Life exhibition. Credit: Brenton Stacey

Natasha Kenealy’s Dormitory Life features a coathanger and lamp that belonged to Ella Boyd—among the first graduates in 1902—during her time as a student at Avondale and an LP released by the Avondale Symphonic Choir in the late 1950s.

“I’m particularly interested in the day-to-day normalities that have changed over the years,” says Natasha, a Bachelor of Science student. “It’s difficult for us to imagine composing essays with typewriters or even by hand.”

If this is a strange concept, what about the regulations prohibiting students from bringing cars on campus or requiring female students to be escorted by a “responsible adult” when off campus?

Dormitory Life, Adventist Heritage Centre, until May 30, 2014