February - University of the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia

Accessibility links

USC News

February 2015

Chris Raine
USC graduate’s business gains $1.1m funding
26 Feb 2015

An online intervention program started by a USC graduate to reduce risky alcohol consumption across society is busy expanding its services with a $1.1 million funding injection from the Australian Government.

Profesor Tim Smith
USC to host national climate change research network
25 Feb 2015

USC has been selected to host an important national research network that will help Australians – particularly those living in the coastal zone – prepare for and adapt to climate change.

A water bottle being filled at a ProAqua machine
Refill initiative to whet enthusiasm for sustainability
24 Feb 2015

New students at USC will receive an early introduction the University's sustainability efforts at the official launch of a significant environmental initiative today (Tuesday 24 February).

Susan Tighe holds a road core sample to the asphalt testing apparatis
Better roads closer to reality thanks to USC
24 Feb 2015

Increasing the durability of Australian roads and, in the process, saving governments millions of dollars are the likely outcomes of a collaboration between USC engineering academics and an international expert in pavement construction.

A runner on the athletics track outside USC stadium
University to present free Friday night sport talks
24 Feb 2015

A special presentation this Friday (27 February) on how athletes gain and develop sporting skills, will be the first in a series of free, monthly public talks by USC health, sport and fitness experts.

Staff, students and graduates mingle on the first day of Welcome Week
USC students to celebrate New Semester Fiesta
23 Feb 2015

The most popular and colourful day of Welcome Week gets underway tomorrow morning as thousands of University of the Sunshine Coast students join in a New Semester Fiesta.

All the colour of USC's annual orientation for students
Thousands of students ready for Welcome Week
20 Feb 2015

About 11,000 new and returning students are ready to kick off one of the University of the Sunshine Coast’s biggest student events of the year.

USC Education graduate Jessica Burke-Trebell
Graduate to share global success with new students
20 Feb 2015

A Canadian teacher who has used her USC Education degree to live and work around the globe will return to the Sippy Downs campus on Monday 23 February to share her experience with new students.

Heavy rain associated with Cyclone Marcia
USC closes due to severe weather event
20 Feb 2015

The University of the Sunshine Coast has closed due to severe weather associated with Tropical Cyclone Marcia.

Emily Rigby with umbrella ferns in a greenhouse
Award finalist has grand plans for wildflowers and ferns
19 Feb 2015

A USC graduate who is determined to see the Australian wildflower and native plant industry bloom has been named a Queensland finalist in the National Rural Women’s Award.

Laurie Cowled will present the inaugural Laurie Cowled Regional Scholarship, valued at $20,000
USC to present first Thompson Excellence Scholarships
19 Feb 2015

Four high-achieving students starting at the University of the Sunshine Coast this semester will receive USC’s inaugural Thompson Excellence Scholarships, valued at $32,000 each, tonight (Thursday 19 February).

Associate Professor of Education Michael Nagel
New USC seminars for education professionals
19 Feb 2015

A twilight seminar series to be introduced this year by the University of the Sunshine Coast aims to help boost the professional development of school teachers across the region.

Scientists check the reproductive condition of a Giant Grouper. Photo supplied by and taken at FinFish Enterprise, Cairns
Queensland groper on the menu for USC scientist
17 Feb 2015

A USC scientist is leading an international team in developing new ways to breed Queensland gropers in captivity in order to establish a lucrative aquaculture industry and protect vulnerable wild stocks in South-East Asia.

Geoff Shadforth
Gerry Harvey to deliver memorial lecture at USC
17 Feb 2015

Chairman of the retail giant Harvey Norman, Gerry Harvey, will deliver the 2015 Geoff Shadforth Memorial Lecture at USC on Thursday 19 March.

Toni Wills with her laptop at a Cafe
USC theatre script tackles tough topic
12 Feb 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.

Students arrive at USC Gympie campus
USC Gympie Welcome Day for students
12 Feb 2015

Current and continuing students at the Gympie campus of the University of the Sunshine Coast will enjoy a day of Hawaiian/Mexican-style fun and festivities next Thursday 19 February.

2014 Orientation Week at USC
Ole! New students to celebrate start of semester
12 Feb 2015

A New Semester Fiesta complete with Mexican Cantina, music by DJs, free barbecue, obstacle course, giant games and inflatable fun will be a highlight of Welcome Week for new and returning students at USC from 23-27 February.

The Drift of Impure Thoughts by Kym Tabulo
Two exhibitions to open at USC Gallery
11 Feb 2015

A sneak preview of illustrations from books that are yet to be published will be available tomorrow night (Thursday 12 February) when USC Gallery begins its 2015 program with two exciting exhibitions.

Eight men in suits stand under ASEAN tourism sign
Southeast Asia endorses USC tourism expertise
11 Feb 2015

USC expertise in sustainable tourism has contributed to a groundbreaking set of standards adopted by countries across Southeast Asia to ensure quality experiences for tourists and flow-on benefits to local communities.

New Paramedic Science student Beth Fairley
Top Tasmanian high school student enrols at USC
11 Feb 2015

A Devonport school leaver who attained an ATAR (Australian Tertiary Admission Rank) of 97.95 out of 100 is about to move three states north to study Paramedic Science at USC.

Kaylee Utting at her laptop in Cafe C at USC
Tempo of paramedic work appeals to musician
10 Feb 2015

Talented musician Kaylee Utting of Beerwah is so impressed by the daily tempo of frontline emergency work that she has signed up to study Paramedic Science at USC.

Four people standing with a sign for the conference
USC’s preservice teachers gain lessons on culture
9 Feb 2015

An innovative project involving USC Education students gaining wider field experience in the Indigenous community of Cherbourg during 2014 has been hailed a success.

Dr Russell Wyeth with a microscope in a science lab
Canadian biologist joins USC for life saving research
5 Feb 2015

A Canadian biologist has arrived at USC this week for a collaborative research project that could help save hundreds of thousands of lives in developing nations.

Daniel Walker and a woman holding Ava the turtle
Saving turtles off Cairns inspires USC student
4 Feb 2015

Helping return a green sea turtle to the ocean after it had recovered from illness has inspired USC student Daniel Walker to pursue a career in saving marine life.

Humanitarian set to shine at USC
3 Feb 2015

At just 17 and with two humanitarian aid trips to Cambodia under her belt, it’s true to say that former Maroochydore State High School captain Rubie Orman enjoys adventure and a challenge.