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Marg and mission a hit

Friday, June 3, 2016

A book about an Avondale alumna’s mission experience set attendance and sales records at its launch in Cooranbong this past Saturday (May 28).

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Dearest Folks

Thursday, May 26, 2016

A long-ago letter-writer addresses a new audience and offers an invitation to journey with her through letters that give snapshots into the life of a missionary wife and her family on remote mission stations in the 1950s and 60s.

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Research granted

Friday, June 24, 2016

Avondale is the only private higher education provider to receive one of this year’s most competitive government grants, which it will use to improve student engagement.

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Pacific Partnership a win-win

Thursday, June 2, 2016

Giving to Avondale’s Annual Appeal this year will help reduce the “crippling” burden of chronic disease in the South Pacific islands.

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Marg and mission a hit

Friday, June 3, 2016

A book about an Avondale alumna’s mission experience set attendance and sales records at its launch in Cooranbong this past Saturday (May 28).

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Goal kickers

Monday, May 30, 2016

Local footy fans are benefitting from an Australian Football League-financed makeover of a sports ground at Avondale.

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Read with new eyes

Thursday, May 26, 2016

Avondale Academic Press publishes books and journals that have academic merit and that reflect the vision, mission and values of Avondale College of Higher Education. Editor Associate Professor Robert McIver has helped revitalise the press, which has now published more than a dozen titles, about half over the past two years. Signs Publishing Book Editor Nathan Brown asks McIver about the press and its products.

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Why I Try to Believe

Friday, June 24, 2016

As society and situations become more challenging and complicated, we may have to admit that some of the answers from generations ago no longer satisfy today’s believers.

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Live more: happy!

Thursday, June 2, 2016

Happiness. Memory. Motivation. Many automatic bodily processes. Hmmm. This is the sound you’ll be making as you consider how important it is to look after your Limbo. After all, it’s your body’s emotional hub.

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Dearest Folks

Thursday, May 26, 2016

A long-ago letter-writer addresses a new audience and offers an invitation to journey with her through letters that give snapshots into the life of a missionary wife and her family on remote mission stations in the 1950s and 60s.

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Safety net for service

Friday, April 1, 2016

Service trips at Avondale College of Higher Education are back on—and, thanks to careful examination and updated procedures, they’re now safer.

Academic Prizes

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Lists of Avondale College of Higher Education academic prize recipients for 2015.

Announcements: Live!

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Free hot drinks during study week in Avondale Libraries, and Academic Office information about enrolment, equity and examinations. Updated: Wednesday, April 27, 2016.

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Why I Try to Believe

Friday, June 24, 2016

As society and situations become more challenging and complicated, we may have to admit that some of the answers from generations ago no longer satisfy today’s believers.

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King of continuo back for Bach

Friday, April 29, 2016

The restoration of a harpsichord by friends of Avondale Conservatorium has enabled a lecturer to conduct a Bach cantata as part of her doctoral studies.

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History in the details

Friday, May 20, 2016

A historian reflects on the value of letters, particularly their role in preserving information and in offering clearer accounts of situations.

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Powerful words

Thursday, April 28, 2016

“The written word preaches long after everything else has melted into the ether.” So says Dwain Esmond, a former editor in this reflection on the power of words.

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No Heil Hitler!

Thursday, May 5, 2016

Amidst stories of deception, betrayal, and murder, Paul’s turbulent journey allows readers to discern bright sparkles of hope entrenched in the darkness of evil.

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Powerful words

Thursday, April 28, 2016

“The written word preaches long after everything else has melted into the ether.” So says Dwain Esmond, a former editor in this reflection on the power of words.

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Beat it

Thursday, April 7, 2016

I loved the beat generation and the men in it. I loved how they shared themselves with each other and their readers, generously. But I always had, and still have, the sneaking and sinking suspicion there would have been no place for me in that world.

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Living deliberately

Thursday, June 16, 2016

In the mid-19th century, renowned American philosopher Henry David Thoreau spent two years, two months and two days living in a tiny cabin he built in the woods surrounding Walden Pond, Massachusetts. Part social experiment and part spiritual quest, he lived in simple, spartan-like conditions and wrote of his observations …

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The good life

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

I made a special visit to the bookstore at the shopping mall to buy the latest book from social researcher Hugh Mackay. He identifies seven false leads to what makes life worth living. Here are five—you’ll have to buy the book to read the rest—with Hugh and I’s comments.

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