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Giving on song

Friday, November 30, 2018

An increase in donations and a large bequest is helping Avondale continue to invest in the student experience despite a $2 million budget deficit.

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Simple and profound

Friday, November 2, 2018

A new little book by an Avondale alumnus is our invitation to continue learning to be disciples with our multi-faith and no-faith family and friends.

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World citizen a son of Avondale

Friday, August 24, 2018

Although a citizen of Avondale, Dr Gilbert Valentine is better understood as a citizen of the world who has contributed with distinction to the mission of the Seventh-day Adventist Church on four continents and in scores of countries. The pastor, educator, administrator, theologian and historian receives the college of higher education’s inaugural Lifetime Achievement award for personifying with passion and skill the Avondale motto, “A Greater Vision.”

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Alumni of the year leave Pacific island legacy

Friday, August 24, 2018

Alastair and Jillian Macgillivray will be shocked when they realise Avondale Alumni is recognising their life work in the presentation of the Alumnus and Alumna of the Year awards at Homecoming 2018. But what else would we expect? The couple have lived lives of self-effacing service, much of it as volunteers in the Pacific islands, relying on God to open doors, provide food and resources and show the way.

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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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Scholars on show

Friday, December 7, 2018

A growing research culture will see Avondale graduate the largest number of higher degree by research and PhD students in the one class this year.

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Giving on song

Friday, November 30, 2018

An increase in donations and a large bequest is helping Avondale continue to invest in the student experience despite a $2 million budget deficit.

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Doctor doctor now a pastor

Friday, November 16, 2018

Colleagues of an Avondale seminarian have used subtle, disarmingly simple and courageously frank statements to affirm her journey from paediatric endocrinology to pastoral ministry.

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Oneness in Christ

Friday, November 9, 2018

An Avondale academic’s doctoral research has helped her prepare verbal and visual resources providing biblical instruction about Christian unity for Seventh-day Adventists this quarter.

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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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Old school or cutting edge?

Friday, May 11, 2018

Teachers demonstrating best practice reflect principles espoused by a pioneering Seventh-day Adventist more than a century ago, a paper by two Avondale academics shows.

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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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Queens of teens

Monday, December 18, 2017

Two Avondale arts graduates from 2007 are establishing themselves as queens of young adult and new adult fiction.

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Digital discipleship

Friday, December 8, 2017

I’m a balloon-twisting children’s pastor with a soapbox on Facebook. I use the social media and social networking service to speak for those whose voices are muted. And I cop a lot of flak. I seem to, as Wess Stafford says, “spend half my time comforting the afflicted and the other half afflicting the comfortable.”

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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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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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Morton’s media blitz

Monday, March 26, 2018

An Avondale academic shared his wholistic happiness message with audiences in Australia’s four largest cities to celebrate International Day of Happiness on March 20.

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Meet one of our Pacific partners

Friday, February 23, 2018

A Fijian medical doctor who received a scholarship from Avondale credits his wife for encouraging him to treat the causes not symptoms of chronic disease.

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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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They are not alone

Monday, September 11, 2017

An Avondale academic and his students are partnering with the Seventh-day Adventist Church and its humanitarian agency to address family violence in Papua New Guinea.

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Go fund me . . . please

Monday, July 10, 2017

The quality of proposals pitched by students for new community services has inspired staff members at Avondale to more than double donations for the projects.

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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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Simple and profound

Friday, November 2, 2018

A new little book by an Avondale alumnus is our invitation to continue learning to be disciples with our multi-faith and no-faith family and friends.

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Big questions, big decisions

Monday, September 24, 2018

Author Dr Brad Watson returns to bookshelves with the third and final book in a series telling the story of a boy and the challenge of adolescence. He answers questions from Signs Publishing Book Editor Nathan Brown about David’s Triumph, its place in the series and its influence on readers.

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A triumphant trilogy

Monday, September 24, 2018

An Avondale lecturer’s third and final book in a series telling the story of a boy and the challenge of adolescence launched this weekend.

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The book that took 74 years to make

Friday, August 17, 2018

Some 74 years after a publisher first expressed interest, Signs Publishing has published the missionary stories of Rose-Marie Radley’s father Jack, a medical boat captain in the heyday of the Seventh-day Adventist mission fleet in the South Seas.

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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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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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Proverbial wisdom

Monday, November 19, 2018

Dr David Tasker is writing about Proverbs for the new Seventh-day Adventist International Bible Commentary. He reveals in this question and answer what he learnt about the book through the process.

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“Enough!”

Friday, November 16, 2018

A speech of note set the tone for the commissioning service of Avondale Seminarian Dr Wendy Jackson. President Professor Ray Roennfeldt’s welcome expressed his frustration with the worldwide Seventh-day Adventist Church’s decision not to give regional divisions the autonomy to ordain women. This is what he said.

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Doctor doctor now a pastor

Friday, November 16, 2018

Colleagues of an Avondale seminarian have used subtle, disarmingly simple and courageously frank statements to affirm her journey from paediatric endocrinology to pastoral ministry.

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Making Adventism great again?

Friday, November 9, 2018

The beards and dress-ups at the worldwide Seventh-day Adventist Church’s Annual Council in historic Battle Creek were possibly worse publicity than the debate about preserving church authority. When we seek to revive an imagined “golden age” past, we tend to fit our version of the gospel around that same image.

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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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A class of many cultures

Friday, December 16, 2016

Five international academics helped teach a unit about literary movements of the 20th century this past semester thanks to an Avondale lecturer’s use of videoconferencing.

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Writers share readings with scholars

Friday, November 25, 2016

An anthology featuring student and professional work has been dedicated to the poet whose collaboration with an Avondale academic led to a national award for innovative teaching.

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