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April 2015

Aaron Turner winning the 2010 USC Great Court Race
Exercise expert to discuss injury prevention
30 Apr 2015

A USC exercise expert will present a public lecture on Friday 8 May on a topic that is close to the heart of every athlete – avoiding injury.

USC students Simon Doonican and Alysse Skilton ready for Startup Weekend 2015
Students submit ideas for Startup Weekend
30 Apr 2015

The exciting online business ideas of USC students Alysse Skilton of Sippy Downs and Simon Doonican of Maleny will be among the contenders at Startup Weekend Sunshine Coast from 8-10 May.

Amy Mills wearing her graduation gown and mortar board
Redcliffe graduate specialises in social media marketing
29 Apr 2015

Amy Mills of Redcliffe recently graduated from USC with a Bachelor of Public Relations and is already working for a company on the cutting edge of social media marketing.

Kristin Caddell stands near a stream in a German village
USC graduate lands dream job in Germany
29 Apr 2015

Former Kuluin resident Kristin Caddell would love to have attended graduation at USC in mid-April to receive her Bachelor of Biomedical Science degree, but she had a very good excuse for missing it.

Kelly Daly
Graduate launches cheeky Bare Basics cookbook
28 Apr 2015

USC Dietetics graduate Kelly Daly recently launched her first publication, ‘The Bare Basics’, a cookbook with a cheeky difference.

Urmila Dani with her parents Anjali and Satish
Mumbai stockbroker gains USC Business medal
28 Apr 2015

A Mumbai stockbroker now living at North Lakes has gained a Faculty medal along with her Bachelor of Business from USC.

Kate Morris wearing a graduation gown and mortar board
Maryborough graduate is marketing martial arts
27 Apr 2015

Kate Morris of Maryborough is already kicking career goals after graduating from USC with a Bachelor of Business (Marketing).

USC Biomedical Science graduate Abella Murray
Abella swaps real estate for medical science
27 Apr 2015

A former Noosa real estate sales administrator has used her Biomedical Science studies at the University of the Sunshine Coast to become a respiratory scientist at The Prince Charles Hospital.

Dr David Pattinson in his lab at the Jenner Institute
Former crime fighter takes aim at malaria
27 Apr 2015

University of the Sunshine Coast graduate Dr David Pattinson is now employed as an immunologist at one of the world’s top vaccine development institutes based at the University of Oxford in England working on research that could ultimately save millions of lives.

Jo Sparrow, in graduation cap and gown, with her parents
Story of adoption helps graduate earn Doctorate
24 Apr 2015

A Springfield communications professional has graduated from USC with a Doctor of Creative Arts and her own book about life as an adoptee.

Eileen O'Shea and Kim Pengelly holding the national tourism trophy
Graduate now deputy GM of nation’s best festival
23 Apr 2015

A job with the Woodford Folk Festival has become career magic for USC Business graduate Kim Pengelly.

Boris Kimmel wearing graduation gown and mortar board holding his degree
Graduate engineer builds career with USC degree
23 Apr 2015

A Kallangur resident who just graduated from Engineering at USC is already working in the Infrastructure division of leading Australasian company Downer.

Laura in the back of a 4wd on rough terrain
USC graduate designs leading 4x4 magazine
22 Apr 2015

USC graduate Laura Boshammer, 21, has proven that sometimes it takes a little initiative to land your dream job.

Josh Millican holds up his winning photo of ducklings
Josh wins USC’s first wildlife photo contest
22 Apr 2015

Being in the right place at the right time is what USC student Josh Millican claims is the secret to him winning the University’s inaugural wildlife photography contest today.

USC mobile health clinic
USC’s Mobile Health Clinic hits the road
21 Apr 2015

USC now has a purpose-built mobile clinic to help boost access to health care services across the region and give its students greater opportunities for clinical placements.

Dylan Sweeney and Christina Garner planting a tree
Students celebrate and enhance USC as wildlife reserve
21 Apr 2015

USC students have jumped at opportunities to either celebrate or enhance the University's status as a wildlife reserve.

Chris Mooney, right, with five of his charges (from left) Kylie Palmer, Jake Packard, Leah Neale, Julian Layton of New Zealand and Taylor McKeown.
Top coach to lead high-performance swim program
20 Apr 2015

USC has appointed one of Australia’s top swimming coaches Chris Mooney to lead an impressive high-performance swim program.

Emeritus Professor Peter Andrews
Honorary Doctorate for Qld’s former Chief Scientist
16 Apr 2015

Queensland’s first Chief Scientist will be recognised for his significant contribution to scientific research and Australia’s biotechnology industry when USC awards him an Honorary Doctorate at its graduation ceremony tomorrow (Friday 17 April).

USC SouthBank's first graduates Patricia Aaroe, left, and Amy Bowles
USC SouthBank celebrates first two graduates
16 Apr 2015

Patricia Aaroe and Amy Bowles are the first two USC graduates to complete their studies entirely at USC SouthBank in Brisbane.

Lynette Maguire in her doctoral cap and gown
Chancellor’s Medallist takes novel look at social media evils
15 Apr 2015

A USC doctoral student whose thesis examined links between narcissism, social networking and violence will be awarded the USC Chancellor’s Medal tomorrow (Thursday 16 April).

Ashleigh Morris wearing her graduation cap and gown
New Chancellor’s Medallist strives to cut e-waste
15 Apr 2015

A 26-year-old USC Environmental Health Science graduate is pursuing a career to rid the world of toxic waste caused by old computers, mobile phones, televisions and microwaves ending up in landfill.

A student holding a bridge made out of spaghetti
Spaghetti bridge contest gives food for thought
14 Apr 2015

A fun and challenging annual competition for aspiring engineers will be held on Wednesday 15 April from noon to 3pm at USC.

Karen Sutherland leaning through a circular scuplture
Ice Bucket Challenge gives charities a wake-up call
13 Apr 2015

Charity organisations across the region should take a close look at last year’s successful ALS Ice Bucket Challenge when considering how to use social media effectively, according USC Public Relations academic Karen Sutherland.

A group of students in graduation gowns
USC to stage four graduation ceremonies
9 Apr 2015

USC will stage four graduation ceremonies next week, with crowds totalling 4,300 people expected to attend.

Philanthropist David Kirk
USC to honour generous local philanthropist
9 Apr 2015

USC will honour local philanthropist David Kirk with an Honorary Senior Fellowship at its graduation ceremony on Friday 17 April.

Anthony Vincent
University to honour former school principal
8 Apr 2015

USC will recognise the inspirational leadership of a former school principal by awarding him an Honorary Senior Fellowship at its graduation ceremony on Friday 17 April.

Anna Potter holding her book Creativity, Culture & Commerce
Academic says children’s TV is losing Aussie voice
8 Apr 2015

Australian children deserve high-quality, locally produced television programs that feature Aussie accents and cultural reference points, but current policies and funding models are inadequate to ensure this happens.

Pre-service teacher Gemma O'Brien in class at Sunshine Coast Grammar School
Partnership aims to develop excellent new teachers
7 Apr 2015

USC has formed a new partnership with Immanuel Lutheran College, Sunshine Coast Grammar School and Independent Schools Queensland (ISQ) to provide the best possible professional experience for its pre-service teachers.

Lecturer Steven Boyd and students Jake Bendle and Samantha Boholt play the board game
Property success is more than a roll of the dice
7 Apr 2015

USC academic Steven Boyd discovered he was renovating a classic rather than developing a greenfield site when his quest to create educational games about property uncovered the origins of the legendary board game Monopoly.

Timothy Morton-Rennalls playing a baby grand piano inside USC Gallery
USC Gallery piano session hits the right note
2 Apr 2015

A strong response by students to a fairly impromptu lunchtime jam session on the baby grand piano at USC's Art Gallery last week has given rise to a new cultural activity on campus.

Dr Peter Welsh
Coast GP to become Senior Fellow of USC
2 Apr 2015

USC will award an Honorary Senior Fellowship to Mooloolaba GP Dr Peter Welsh at the first of four graduation ceremonies to be held over 16-17 April.

Toni Wills with her laptop at a Cafe
USC theatre script tackles tough topic
1 Apr 2015

The rarely talked about topic of elder abuse is the subject of a theatre script that aims to educate and raise awareness of issues surrounding our social and legal responsibilities to older people.

A group of nine students with Professor Robert Elliot standing in front of a sculpture
High school achievers encouraged to ‘Rise, and Shine’
1 Apr 2015

High-achieving Year 11 students from across the region were encouraged to view themselves as potential “high-flyers” during a special VIP tour of USC last Wednesday.