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With a little help from his friends

Friday, August 17, 2018

The relationships Calvin Chuang formed at Avondale created opportunities that exceeded his goals and enabled him to help people—the communicator’s filmed at hospitals and orphanages in Africa, Asia and South America and now directs the Alumni Association for the School of Medicine at Loma Linda University. The alumnus of 2008 receives a citation at Homecoming 2018 for dedication to helping people live fulfilling lives.

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Deliverer of aid now delivers babies

Friday, August 17, 2018

Tamara Peach studied business and worked as an accountant and finance advisor for church and charity before following a long-held dream into midwifery. Now she is recognised for her role as a mentor of students. The alumna of 1998 receives a citation at Homecoming 2018 for commitment to delivering quality humanitarian and human services.

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Minister, mentor, creator

Friday, August 17, 2018

A generation of young adults can attest: Pr Tony Knight is an advocate. “My years in youth ministry have indelibly etched in my mind the importance of speaking up for those who have no voice,” he says. The alumnus of 1988 receives a citation at Homecoming 2018 for going beyond better for those who deserve best.

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The people’s principal

Friday, August 17, 2018

Hurstville Adventist School in Sydney is Neva Taylor’s current mission field. She’s the principal, and she’s passionate about the people whom and with whom she serves. The Class of 1978 is honouring Neva at Homecoming 2018 as a woman of faith who puts people first.

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The PR professional

Friday, August 10, 2018

Brock Goodhill discovered Avondale on a trip to the college with his Year 11 classmates. The experience of living as an on-campus student beckoned. Brock enrolled in a Bachelor of Arts and would soon specialise in communication. His career trajectory since graduating in 2012 is impressive and has earned him the title Young Alumnus of the Year for 2018.

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The wild lad who came good

Friday, August 10, 2018

Nobody attending Avondale with Graham Barnett could forget the brash and distressingly voluble boy from Kingaroy, Queensland. Few would have believed the same lad, now a recipient of a posthumous citation from the Class of 1968 at Homecoming 2018, could become a renowned missionary and administrator who faithfully followed God’s leading.

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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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Deficit sees redundancies

Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Avondale is cutting expenses as lower enrolment this year following a near record graduation class size last year leaves a more than $2 million budget deficit.

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“A good man” goes

Wednesday, July 25, 2018

The Seventh-day Adventist Samoan community is mourning the loss of an Avondale Seminary student described by those who knew him as “a good man.”

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Bronzed Eagles play better

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Avondale won a bronze medal in an improved showing at the first UniSport Nationals Div 2, a new format for the former Eastern University Games.

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Save THOUSANDS on your courses at Avondale

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Avondale offers a wide range of scholarships both academic and non-academic. Apply now for the Avondale President’s Scholarship and the Avondale Service/Leadership Scholarship before they close in early August. All other scholarship applications open at the end of September.

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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 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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Hinze and his OSPEX

Friday, February 2, 2018

New PhD graduate Dr Jason Hinze on his overseas professional experience for pre-service teachers study and how he will apply its findings in his classes.

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Strengthening stories of self

Friday, February 2, 2018

Challenging overseas professional experiences fostering a sense of freedom and belonging lead to better learning for pre-service teachers, research by an Avondale lecturer 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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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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My new mission: live more happy

Friday, February 9, 2018

The launch yesterday of a book about emotional wellbeing is part of an Avondale academic’s “audacious” plan to lift the life of 10 million people.

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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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A story about a toilet in Timor-Leste

Friday, December 16, 2016

Meet Amivi Naja Sousa. She lives in southern Timor-Leste. Her story is one of overcoming serious emotional and physical obstacles. And it is an inspirational one informed in part by a sanitation project and the visit of a short-term mission team.

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My MOTO mission

Friday, October 21, 2016

Gautama Buddha is said to have obtained enlightenment in Bodhgaya, a town in the eastern Indian state of Bihar. The Director of the Seventh-day Adventist Church in Bihar, Pr Alex Dang, describes the region as the “graveyard of Christianity.” But I presented an evangelistic series with Alex at the AoZora school near Bodhgaya. The result: the planting of a Seventh-day Adventist church at the school.

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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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A cynical politics of medical neglect

Friday, August 3, 2018

The provision of healthcare for refugees and asylum seekers on Nauru is beset by problems—inbuilt inefficiencies, poor governance and quality processes and obstruction that delays care in some instances for years. Nathan Brown and Dr Sara Townend argue the regime is unacceptable and untenable.

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Armed Man more about peace and hope

Friday, June 1, 2018

It might be called The Armed Man but the piece by Welsh composer Sir Karl Jenkins that Avondale Conservatorium presents tomorrow evening (Saturday, June 2) is actually anti-war.

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Keen wit now a living book

Thursday, April 5, 2018

The former Lakes Mail editor shared stories from his journalism career as one of the living books at Avondale’s free Human Library on April 7.

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Anzac spirituality: the evidence

Tuesday, April 3, 2018

The Anzacs by reputation were not a religious bunch, yet five of their most prominent and distinguished members engaged voluntarily with matters of belief. What may surprise you is they were not rare.

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The Prophetic Imagination at 40

Friday, June 8, 2018

Walter Brueggemann is an Old Testament theologian whose The Prophetic Imagination has sold more than one million copies, but this year marks the 40th anniversary of its initial publication. This remarkable work still speaks powerfully to the role of faith and imagination in responding to the cultural and political powers dominating our consciousness and actions.

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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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From grief comes faith, hope, healing

Friday, June 1, 2018

He is presenter and director of a television ministry and has worked as a pastor and chaplain, often counselling people and teaching classes on grief recovery. But everything Pr Mike Tucker had taught and recommended was put to the most extreme test when Gayle—his wife of 40 years—died just three months after being diagnosed with pancreatic cancer.

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I know God still guides me

Friday, May 11, 2018

Theologian Dr Denis Fortin is author of and contributor to a number of Seventh-day Adventist books, including an annotated edition of pioneer Ellen White’s Steps to Christ. Signs Publishing Book Editor Nathan Brown asked about his work, the Reformation and White’s affirmation of salvation by faith alone in Christ alone.

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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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