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Mission appeal: in our words

Friday, May 10, 2024

Our seminarians are using WhatsApp to share stories of their experiences in Papua New Guinea. Here are some of the highlights from their messages.

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Mission appeal

Thursday, May 9, 2024

Nine Avondale seminarians are baptising, preaching and teaching as part of an evangelistic campaign running simultaneously at up to 2000 sites across Papua New Guinea.

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Interim VC appointed

Wednesday, April 24, 2024

Highly-regarded Seventh-day Adventist educator Dr Malcolm Coulson has been appointed interim vice-chancellor and president of Avondale University.

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VC calls time on tenure

Wednesday, April 10, 2024

After three significant years in senior executive leadership, Professor Kerri-Lee Krause will soon conclude her tenure as vice-chancellor and president of Avondale University.

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Music for everyone

Friday, March 15, 2024

Two musicals—a world premiere and a Broadway hit—and a pianist who toured as vocalist with a Grammy-winning group highlight our 2024 concert series.

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Who are our pastors?

Friday, March 15, 2024

Seventh-day Adventist pastors in the South Pacific are disciple makers who lead people to Jesus using an institutional rather than missional model of ministry, a new survey shows.

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Future church study

Thursday, February 29, 2024

Despite personal, organisational and demographic challenges, youth ministers are deeply committed to leading young people into a relationship with God, a new Avondale study shows.

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Stay young study

Wednesday, October 18, 2023

We need your help to discover what causes a decrease in a molecule linked to better health and longer life.

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A different path

Friday, April 14, 2023

A Seventh-day Adventist response to World War I that differed from most churches in Australia preserved church and state loyalty, research by an Avondale professor shows.

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Nursing: I just knew

Thursday, March 28, 2024

Benjamin Rippingale had a busy 2023, completing Year 12 and a traineeship at a public hospital. To focus on his studies, he registered for early entry to our nursing course. “It gave me peace of mind,” he says. And a story to tell.

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Family feel

Friday, March 1, 2024

The offer of free accommodation and a larger investment in fostering the on-campus Avondale experience has helped fill our student residences. So, we asked the new managers Sean Berkeley, Kahlia Harders and Peta Tams why.

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Quality teacher to be

Tuesday, February 13, 2024

Zoe Clair wants to see her children—and others—succeed in the classroom. So, she is changing careers and completing Australia’s number one postgraduate education course for skills development and teaching quality.

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An Australia Day honour

Friday, January 26, 2024

An internationally-recognised Avondale academic appears in this year’s Australia Day Honours List “for significant service to nursing, particularly infection prevention and control.”

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New alumni walk

Friday, February 16, 2024

A bulk order of pavers has led to the refurbishment and completion—after almost 25 years—of a walk honouring alumni of Avondale.

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The first students

Friday, August 11, 2023

Take a step back to the late 1800s for an understanding of what a typical day looked like for Avondale’s first students. In a word, or four: they had it tough.

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A hybrid Homecoming

Thursday, September 1, 2022

Former students and staff members returned to Avondale in person and online for the university’s first hybrid Homecoming (August 26-27).

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