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March 2015

Anthony Ackroyd presenting a workshop
Comedian to lead laughter workshops for USC staff
31 Mar 2015

It’s no joke – USC has invited renowned comedian Anthony Ackroyd to lead two uplifting staff development workshops for April Fools’ Day tomorrow.

Nicola Ryan in radio studio
Successful USC journalism graduate returns to teach
30 Mar 2015

Nicola Ryan was still studying journalism at USC when she started working for Sea FM and Mix FM radio stations almost a decade ago.

A sun bear sittin on its hanuches
Students delight in caring for sun bears in Borneo
26 Mar 2015

Three USC Environmental Science students recently had the wildlife experience of a lifetime when they spent a month volunteering at the Bornean Sun Bear Conservation Centre in Malaysia as part of their studies.

Sally Watson and Laurie Cowled
Townsville lifesaver scoops new USC scholarship
26 Mar 2015

Townsville Grammar School graduate Sally Watson received a welcome financial boost when she began a Bachelor of Paramedic Science at USC this month.

Professor Michael Kimlin
USC appoints leading cancer prevention expert
25 Mar 2015

In a region that boasts some of the most popular beaches in Australia, it’s fitting that USC is turning its attention to the relationship between sun, skin and health.

Inside a surf wave
Spectacular surf breaks on show at USC Gallery
25 Mar 2015

If you want to catch some great waves but not get wet, come along to the official opening of a stunning photographic exhibition at USC Gallery tomorrow (Thursday 26 March) at 6.30pm.

Samantha Boholt, Erica Fowler and Sammy Thornton in their Australian Universities jerseys
USC rugby reps aim for World Uni Championships
25 Mar 2015

Three USC students have put themselves in contention to represent Australia at next year’s World University Championships in Wales, following strong performances at the recent 2015 National Rugby Sevens tournament.

Wayne Bluck and Caroline Campbell
EMBA students to convert learning into local businesses
24 Mar 2015

Two USC Executive Master of Business Administration students are on track to convert their learning experiences into successful Sunshine Coast-based businesses.

Beth Brunton with kangaroos and tracking equipment
Kangaroo researcher calls for community help
23 Mar 2015

A USC researcher is calling for greater community involvement and vigilance by motorists at Sippy Downs to help preserve the local kangaroo population.

Chaise Mallett stands next to a Rise, and Shine poster
USC Gympie offers Headstart to high school students
19 Mar 2015

High school students in the Gympie area keen to start their tertiary studies early are invited to a special information session at USC's Gympie campus from 5.30-6.30pm on Thursday 26 March.

Lauren Statham, Jazmine Salter and Scott Baker
Accounting and financial planning students are networking to success
19 Mar 2015

USC School of Business students this week had the opportunity to introduce themselves to accounting and finance industry leaders at the inaugural USC Accounting and Financial Planning Student Careers Expo.

A herd of beef cattle behind a fence
Documentary to explore Mary Valley’s rural future
19 Mar 2015

Agriculture’s role as the lifeblood of the Mary Valley will be put under the microscope when a new USC documentary screens at the Dagun Choo Choo Bar on Saturday 28 March at 6.30pm.

Nicole Copley, Christopher McGregor & Lynne Stuart
USC proud to do its bit to Close the Gap
18 Mar 2015

USC will use National Close the Gap Day on Thursday 19 March to raise awareness of the inequalities faced by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and to highlight some of the important work it is doing to address the disparity.

Tayla Dokonal, Erin McLaren, Brendan Boyd and Naomi Joyce
Top students receive new $32,000 scholarships
17 Mar 2015

Four high-achieving students starting at USC this semester have received inaugural Thompson Excellence Scholarships, valued at $32,000 each.

Simon Spann runs holding a baton
USC athletes primed for national championships
17 Mar 2015

Three USC sprinters look to be in fine form for the upcoming Australian Athletics Championships in Brisbane after strong performances at a recent national relay meet in Adelaide.

Photograph of a surf barrel by Wil Aguiar
Waves and wisdom on show at USC Gallery
12 Mar 2015

Two photographic exhibitions that look at human interaction in coastal environments will open at USC Gallery on Thursday 26 March at 6.30pm.

Gerry Harvey
Harvey Norman boss to deliver memorial lecture
12 Mar 2015

Tickets are selling fast for the 2015 Geoff Shadforth Memorial Lecture to be delivered by Gerry Harvey at USC on Thursday 19 March.

Amanda Axsentieff
Research into alleviating stress faced by carers
12 Mar 2015

A USC research project is aiming to help families cope with the ongoing stress that follows the placement of elderly loved ones into aged care facilities.

Madeline Stevens seated at cafe C
High school students can get a Headstart at USC
12 Mar 2015

High school students keen to begin their tertiary studies early are invited to attend a special information session at USC from 6-7pm on Wednesday 25 March.

Nicole and Kristel in uniform at Medicare Local Sunshine Coast
USC is boosting public health by degrees
10 Mar 2015

A great job in health doesn’t just mean being a doctor or nurse – USC now has qualified graduates in a range of specialised careers in the ever-expanding health sector.

Tara McKenzie standing in a tea plantation
Graduate to work on global crop harvest research
9 Mar 2015

A strong commitment to improving the livelihood of farmers in Australia and the South Pacific has led to an exciting career opportunity for an Environmental Science graduate from USC.

Peter Gough referees a Broncos versus Tigers Holden Cup match
USC graduate joins the big league full time
5 Mar 2015

With the first round of the National Rugby League season kicking off this week, a USC Sport and Exercise Science graduate will be right in the thick of it as a match official.

Close up photo of tiny spider
USC campus is home to rare, tiny spider
4 Mar 2015

A keen wildlife photographer has snapped images of a rare, tiny spider on the USC campus that are putting arachnologists in a spin.

Jacek Sliwinski
New computer game to teach an ancient art
3 Mar 2015

A USC researcher is working on a novel way to make it easier for beginners to learn the ancient practice of mindfulness, a technique that reduces stress and fosters emotional wellbeing.

Carol Smith holds Literacy for the 21st Century book with Rod Campbell in background
USC academic co-authors leading literacy textbook
2 Mar 2015

A USC Education academic working to better equip students with the skills for teaching English language and literacy to school children has co-authored one of the country’s most popular textbooks on the subject.