Palmerston Campus supports local community 


Charles Darwin University’s (CDU) Palmerston Campus recently hosted 16 students from Fitzroy Crossing. Cynthia Coyne, Indigenous academic support lecturer from Casuarina Campus, supervised the students and organised a round of introductory educational activities.

The students enjoyed a morning tea which provided an opportunity to talk about future aspirations and hopes.

The campus also hosted a mini careers expo on 20 October. The Australian Culinary Federation NT Chapter, in conjunction with the School of Tourism and Hospitality, organised the International Chefs Day 2006 expo for chefs and food and beverage personnel.

Linda Cuttriss visited the campus on 27 October to provide an overview of current community engagement initiatives and the University’s engagement portfolio in general. Linda’s visit was part of the campuses approach to keeping staff informed about wider university issues.

The campus is hosting a student from Palmerston High School as part of CDU’s Indigenous Work Experience Program. Cornelia, the student participant, will visit the campus each Wednesday and undergo an introduction to business and administration areas at the Campus. It is hoped she will consider this as one of many career options available to her in the future, and that by participating in the program, she will gain valuable insight and skills which will assist her in making informed decisions about her future.

The Palmerston Magpies Football Club’s new home ground was officially opened on 22 October by the Minister for Sport and Recreation, the Hon. Kon Vatskalis. Dr Scott Snyder, executive director of Corporate Services represented the University at the opening.

Palmerston’s Indigenous academic support lecturer, Georgie Walton attended the 16th Navajo Studies Conference at the University of New Mexico Albuquerque, New Mexico from 1-4November. In attending the conference, Georgie hoped to gain valuable information and strategies relating to Indigenous student enrolments, study support mechanisms and processes, and investigate options for supporting long term student retention.

Blythe Warland, coordinator of the Certificate IV Training and Assessment, is now located at Palmerston Campus, in Building A level 2. Ruth Wallace, Education - Learning Research Group, is also sharing space between Casuarina and Palmerston campuses. Ruth is undertaking some aspects of her research from Palmerston.

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