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Alum become Amazon authors

Friday, July 5, 2019

Three alumni have become self-published Amazon authors after attending a free ebook course presented by Avondale Libraries to help seniors share their life stories.

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Avondale remembers Des Ford

Monday, June 24, 2019

Reflections from colleagues revealed an often humorous human side to former Avondale theology head Dr Desmond Ford during his memorial service in March.

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Take 5 with Joy Butler

Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Alumna Joy Butler is Second Vice-President of the World Woman’s Christian Temperance Union. A former teacher, chaplain and Director of Adventist Women’s Ministries for the Seventh-day Adventist Church in the South Pacific, she is passionate about helping hurting and abused women. Joy has worldwide missionary experience, including in Africa and in the Pacific islands. We asked what it means to be a “citizen of God’s big world.”

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Denizens of the Dora

Friday, May 24, 2019

A 10-year study at Avondale will help others measure the impact of climate change and urbanisation on beasts, birds and bugs in Lake Macquarie’s largest catchment.

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Eagles (almost) untouchable

Friday, July 12, 2019

The Avondale Eagles will now play against teams from the top universities in Australia after claiming silver in men’s touch at UniSport Nationals Div 2.

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Denizens of the Dora

Friday, May 24, 2019

A 10-year study at Avondale will help others measure the impact of climate change and urbanisation on beasts, birds and bugs in Lake Macquarie’s largest catchment.

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Telling hands, teaching feet

Friday, May 10, 2019

An Avondale graduate’s doctoral research about how the early church used human hands and feet to fulfil the mission of Jesus is now a book.

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Seminarian finds new German voice

Thursday, April 18, 2019

An Avondale academic’s book describing the local church as the future of Seventh-day Adventism but challenging it to biblically reinvent is now published in German.

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My Youth Leadership Congress diary

Thursday, December 13, 2018

Drs John Skrzypaszek and Peter Williams attended the Seventh-day Adventist Church’s Global Youth Leadership Congress to study the lived experience of youth ministry leaders. Their interviews with these leaders are part of a project by Avondale’s Christian Education Research Centre. Here are Skrzypaszek’s reflections of the congress and of the research.

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Educators to become collaborators

Friday, September 21, 2018

Teacher educators at Seventh-day Adventist tertiary institutions across the South Pacific will seek to collaborate on development and research after attending an inaugural conference.

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Think&Do in practice

Friday, June 8, 2018

Avondale’s giving campaign uses a phrase from founder Ellen White to seek support for research that improves lives, but where is the evidence?

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Think&Do in my words

Friday, June 1, 2018

Avondale’s giving campaign uses a phrase from founder Ellen White to seek support for research that improves lives, but what does this look like?

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Living life to the full

Friday, May 25, 2018

Challenging findings from surveys and an Avondale academic’s study are encouraging Seventh-day Adventist schools in Australia to invest more in the wellbeing of students.

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Passion, honesty keys for creatives

Friday, July 12, 2019

Faithful creatives should use the “trailblazing” spirit of pioneering filmmaker Gabe Reynaud to tell stories that matter, says the recipient of Manifest’s most prestigious award.

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Photographer’s wild heart

Friday, July 5, 2019

A photographer whose faith called him from pastor of the Written to the Created Word of God will receive Manifest’s most prestigious award this year.

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Faithful creativity in our own words

Friday, August 3, 2018

A couple who share their creativity in children’s ministry and production locally and internationally are recipients of Manifest’s most prestigious award this year. Manifest Co-Convenor Nathan Brown asks Rod and Zan Long about Jesus. All. in the context of faithful creativity.

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Living love keeps creatives faithful

Friday, July 27, 2018

The recipients of Manifest’s most prestigious award this year used their acceptance speech to remind other creatives that living love helps maintain faithfulness to calling.

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Two united by the One

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

A couple who share their creativity in children’s ministry and production locally and internationally are recipients of Manifest’s most prestigious award this year.

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Homegrown album deserves wider hearing

Friday, April 6, 2018

The soundtrack to the Avondale musical event Jericho Road is a truly homegrown production—one of which the contributors can be justifiably proud and that deserves the wider hearing this recording offers.

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Cleaning trial cuts infections

Friday, March 22, 2019

Healthcare providers take note. An Avondale academic’s paper published in a prestigious journal shows how a change in cleaning practices significantly reduced infections at 11 hospitals in Australia.

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Alumna’s grad greeting leads to this

Monday, December 17, 2018

This is the story of an Avondale nursing alumna with an eponymous last name, her entrepreneurial brother-in-law and a greeting at graduation with a professor whose research has helped bring a hospital infection control resource to market.

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Peeling away the layers

Friday, November 23, 2018

Students from a faith-based system in Australia who self-rated their health are helping researchers at Avondale discover what sets them up for success.

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Giving the blues the boot

Friday, August 3, 2018

Almost all first-year pre-service teachers at Avondale are living more happily after participating in an experiential wellbeing intervention as part of their course.

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Big Service Day

Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Almost 40 students from Avondale have volunteered a day of their weekend to help promote social inclusion among those with special needs.

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Our service learning adventure

Friday, March 22, 2019

Students from Avondale have travelled to Cambodia as part of a short-term volunteer program helping a community in the province of Pursat build toilets, water tanks, shelters and playgrounds. What impact did the trip have on the students and did it change them?

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Scholars are servant leaders

Friday, September 14, 2018

Service learning experience provided a point of difference for Avondale students who missed the first classes of semester to attend a United Nations symposium in Thailand.

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Our Fiji time

Friday, September 7, 2018

A mass baptism has followed an eventful evangelistic series in Fiji presented with local churches as a cross-cultural ministry practicum by seminarians from Avondale.

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The ration challenge

Friday, May 18, 2018

Arts academics at Avondale have raised $4550 for vulnerable communities by eating in a week only the food Syrians refugees in Jordan would eat.

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Service matters

Friday, October 13, 2017

While their classmates enjoyed a break from study, a team of students from Avondale cared for kids in a far western New South Wales town.

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Oratorio an act of worship

Friday, May 31, 2019

An Avondale Conservatorium performance of Joseph Haydn’s in-the-beginning oratorio should, according to the composer, inspire “adoration and worship of the Creator.” The devotee did not let a disappointing personal life destroy his exuberance in music and worship, as conservatorium director Aleta King explains.

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Denizens of the Dora

Friday, May 24, 2019

A 10-year study at Avondale will help others measure the impact of climate change and urbanisation on beasts, birds and bugs in Lake Macquarie’s largest catchment.

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Where this journey begins

Friday, March 8, 2019

Since the time of Jesus, visiting the places of His life has fascinated His followers and attracted them from all over the world. Signs Publishing Book Editor Nathan Brown and friends Michelle Villis and Brenton Stacey joined these pilgrims and tourists this past year. They travelled together as part of a larger tour group through Jordan, Israel and the Palestinian Territories to visit the places of so many of the Bible stories. And they wrote the story of their journey with reflections on what they learned along the way.

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Magdala: Hearing the call

Friday, March 8, 2019

The stories of Jesus’ women disciples are too often overlooked, almost forgotten. But in Magdala, I could hear the whispers over time, from the many women disciples before me.

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David difficult to put down

Thursday, January 31, 2019

It seems a shame to farewell familiar characters but this book is a fitting conclusion to Avondale lecturer Dr Brad Watson’s David trilogy.

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Telling hands, teaching feet

Friday, May 10, 2019

An Avondale graduate’s doctoral research about how the early church used human hands and feet to fulfil the mission of Jesus is now a book.

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Seminarian finds new German voice

Thursday, April 18, 2019

An Avondale academic’s book describing the local church as the future of Seventh-day Adventism but challenging it to biblically reinvent is now published in German.

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Where this journey begins

Friday, March 8, 2019

Since the time of Jesus, visiting the places of His life has fascinated His followers and attracted them from all over the world. Signs Publishing Book Editor Nathan Brown and friends Michelle Villis and Brenton Stacey joined these pilgrims and tourists this past year. They travelled together as part of a larger tour group through Jordan, Israel and the Palestinian Territories to visit the places of so many of the Bible stories. And they wrote the story of their journey with reflections on what they learned along the way.

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Magdala: Hearing the call

Friday, March 8, 2019

The stories of Jesus’ women disciples are too often overlooked, almost forgotten. But in Magdala, I could hear the whispers over time, from the many women disciples before me.

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Lingering in the Word

Friday, December 14, 2018

Nina Atcheson is the Adventist Identity Officer for Adventist Schools Australia. But she is also a writer and now published author. In the lead up to the launch of As Light Lingers, she answers questions about her new book and how spending time with the Bible can change our lives.

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On First Looking

Friday, December 14, 2018

An anthology uniting amateurs with professionals and students with mentors celebrates a longstanding collaboration between Avondale College of Higher Education and Australia’s best contemporary poets.

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Think&Do in practice

Friday, June 8, 2018

Avondale’s giving campaign uses a phrase from founder Ellen White to seek support for research that improves lives, but where is the evidence?

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Think&Do in my words

Friday, June 1, 2018

Avondale’s giving campaign uses a phrase from founder Ellen White to seek support for research that improves lives, but what does this look like?

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NASA sent me to space camp

Thursday, February 15, 2018

It’s an invitation no child can refuse. “Let’s blow something up, let’s break something.” No wonder Jacob Windle’s students enjoy learning about science. “You talk to kids,” says the Avondale alumnus. “‘What’s your favourite subject?’ ‘Love sport.’ Not at the school where I teach.”

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Power to the students, right on

Monday, December 4, 2017

A disempowering of my PointPoint presentations is empowering my students and making my History and Theory of Art unit more memorable (for them and me).

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