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The supported becomes a supporter

Friday, August 23, 2019

Triple graduate Anne Thorneycroft’s life path has focused on fostering resilience in students. The alumna of 1999 receives a citation at Homecoming 2019 for her dedication to offering academic and emotional support.

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Communicating an ethic of care

Friday, August 23, 2019

A renewal of gratitude is one of Dr Carolyn Rickett’s daily goals. It is also shaping an interdisciplinary academic career that has opened thinking to transformational possibilities. The alumna of 1989 receives a citation at Homecoming 2019 for sharing an authentic Christianity centred on “engaged compassion.”

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Mission-minded selfless spirit

Friday, August 23, 2019

Peter Knopper heard God’s voice call him to ministry and wanted to be a Seventh-day Adventist missionary like his father, Jan. Then a call to Papua New Guinea came. But it would end brutally and abruptly. The alumnus of 1979 receives a posthumous citation at Homecoming 2019 for his selfless spirit.

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Teacher-not-practitioner call career defining

Friday, August 23, 2019

Ronald Day liked the idea of teaching rather than practicing accounting. And so began what has become an academic career with tenures at three universities and awards for excellence. The alumnus of 1979 receives a citation at Homecoming 2019 for his service to the accounting profession.

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Leadership trainers love people

Friday, August 23, 2019

After a career in churches, classrooms and finance and administration offices across three countries, Pr Douglas and Angela Robertson are clear about one thing: all people, regardless of background, are loved by God. The alumni of 1969 receive a citation at Homecoming 2019 for a lifetime of leadership development in the Seventh-day Adventist Church.

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Now students podcasting, too

Friday, October 18, 2019

A podcast produced as a ministry by and for students is shaping the conversation around discipleship and spiritual culture in the Avondale community and beyond.

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Eagles’ bronze a best-ever result

Friday, October 18, 2019

Justifying its promotion to compete against teams from the top universities in Australia, Avondale Eagles won bronze in men’s touch at UniSport Nationals Div 1.

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Students on purpose for His purpose

Friday, September 13, 2019

Students attending a bi-annual week of worship on Avondale’s Lake Macquarie campus have again responded positively to calls for commitment to Christ and church.

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Agents of change

Friday, September 13, 2019

Two Avondale students have self-funded an own-time trip to join 1000 others from across the world for a leadership symposium in Kuala Lumpur.

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Milestone more than a century in the making

Monday, September 2, 2019

It has a 122-year history but perhaps no milestone since its founding has been bigger: Avondale is the first higher education provider in Australia to become a university college under standards administered by the national regulator.

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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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Now students podcasting, too

Friday, October 18, 2019

A podcast produced as a ministry by and for students is shaping the conversation around discipleship and spiritual culture in the Avondale community and beyond.

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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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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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Agents of change

Friday, September 13, 2019

Two Avondale students have self-funded an own-time trip to join 1000 others from across the world for a leadership symposium in Kuala Lumpur.

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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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Promotions lift research profile

Friday, August 2, 2019

The professorial promotion of three academics demonstrates Avondale’s commitment to research in fields of study on which it based its application for university college status.

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For the Least of These

Friday, August 2, 2019

Seventh-day Adventists around the world are, for the first time this quarter, studying the Bible’s oft-repeated call to do justice. Signs Publishing Book Editor Nathan Brown wrote the companion book to the church’s Adult Bible Study Guide. We asked him about our duty to minister to the needs of those around us.

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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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Hero makers

Friday, August 9, 2019

One of the things new Lake Macquarie campus chaplain Pr Brock Goodall loves about Jesus is that He’s direct. Jesus, he writes, had a habit of pivoting the direction of a conversation to core business.

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Promotions lift research profile

Friday, August 2, 2019

The professorial promotion of three academics demonstrates Avondale’s commitment to research in fields of study on which it based its application for university college status.

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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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Promotions lift research profile

Friday, August 2, 2019

The professorial promotion of three academics demonstrates Avondale’s commitment to research in fields of study on which it based its application for university college status.

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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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