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May 2015

Giant triton eats crown-of-thorns starfish photo by K Goodbun, AIMS
USC sustainability research on show at festival
29 May 2015

Whether they’re trying to save Great Barrier Reef coral, Queensland’s pine forests or turtles nesting on local beaches, USC researchers will tell the public about their exciting work at the World Environment Day Festival on Sunday 7 June.

Twilight Markets will be held for USC's first Diversity Week
USC’s twilight art markets open to the public
27 May 2015

USC will stage its first Twilight Art Markets, which are open to the public, from 5pm to 7pm on Thursday 28 May.

Professor Brendan Burkett
Sport scientist to discuss how to promote teamwork
26 May 2015

USC sport scientist and Paralympic swimming champion Professor Brendan Burkett will present a public lecture on Friday 29 May on how to promote leadership and teamwork within sporting teams.

Students on their way to classes at USC Gympie
Kickstart career at USC Gympie info evening
26 May 2015

Gympie people aged from teenagers to seniors are encouraged to attend a Mid-Year Entry Information Evening at the University of the Sunshine Coast Gympie on Wednesday 27 May.

Michael Van Brummen with Chancellor John Dobson at the USC Graduation. Photo: Silver Rose Photography
Caboolture graduate a technology trailblazer
25 May 2015

New USC graduate Michael Van Brummen has turned an internship during his degree into a job as a graduate software engineer at a major national insurance and banking company in Brisbane.

Aboriginal flag
USC to mark National Sorry Day in Diversity Week
25 May 2015

The University of the Sunshine Coast will mark National Sorry Day tomorrow (Tuesday 26 May) with a special event planned as part of the University’s inaugural Diversity Week.

Researcher Dr Bridie Scott-Parker
USC to host free road safety event for public
21 May 2015

Motorists, particularly young people and their parents, are encouraged to get the latest vehicle and road safety advice from a host of experts at a Fatality Free Friday event at the University of the Sunshine Coast on Friday 29 May.

USC graduate and musician Ryan Delaney
Twilight art markets to celebrate Diversity Week
21 May 2015

The University of the Sunshine Coast will open its inaugural Twilight Art Markets to the public from 5pm to 7pm on Thursday 28 May as students showcase their creative arts and craft and passion for performing.

Sustainability student Jan Albers with a rosella plant in the USC Moving Feast garden
Food security awareness is growing at USC
21 May 2015

USC's Moving Feast community food garden – which will celebrate its first anniversary at the World Environment Day Festival on 7 June – is proving to be a perfect classroom for teaching about sustainability and food security.

A USC competitor (black shirt) in the Quidditch tournament. Photo by Jackson Weaver Photography
USC makes national Quidditch carnival final
20 May 2015

The USC Quidditch team has earned a place in sporting history by making the final of Australia’s first official university Quidditch tournament last Sunday.

Former Occupational Therapy student Stacey Mowle
Memorial tree to honour USC student
20 May 2015

A simple tree planting ceremony at the University of the Sunshine Coast tomorrow (Thursday 21 May) will hold special significance for students and staff in the discipline of Occupational Therapy and for the family of the late Stacey Mowle.

USC graduate Dr Mitch Innes has become a prosthodontist
Science graduate drills into dentistry career
19 May 2015

A USC graduate has used his Biomedical Science degree to become a prosthodontist – a specialist dentist helping restore the smiles of people suffering ailments ranging from basic holes in the teeth to throat cancer, serious injuries and facial deformities.

PhD student Marion Brown conducts research into beach scavengers such as birds and foxes
USC students to receive Rotary scholarships
19 May 2015

An aspiring clinical psychologist, a coastal ecology researcher and a scientist studying koala blindness will be awarded Rotary Postgraduate Scholarships at an annual presentation dinner at USC tomorrow (Wednesday 20 May).

The promotional poster for the film, The Fear of Darkness
Thriller filmmakers to inspire USC students
18 May 2015

USC Creative Industries students will soon get the chance to meet and quiz the filmmakers of a new Australian psychological thriller that has just featured at the Cannes Film Festival.

Previous USC activities for National Sorry Day
Booked-out breakfast to launch Diversity Week
14 May 2015

A breakfast of 260 people celebrating equity initiatives for students and a twilight seminar by Queensland’s Anti-Discrimination Commissioner will feature at USC's first annual Diversity Week from 25-29 May.

C-SALT Director Kylie Readman
Top-level technology award for USC
14 May 2015

The enthusiastic implementation of a plan to give all University of the Sunshine Coast students and staff access to their own ePortfolio by the end of 2016 has won a national award.

Dr Lila Singh-Peterson
Researchers work to boost Gympie region’s resilience
14 May 2015

University of the Sunshine Coast researchers and Gympie Regional Council have teamed up to develop an assessment tool that will measure the community’s level of resilience.

Bachelor of Civil Engineering graduate Clarissa Campbell
Managing floods and stormwater all in day’s work
13 May 2015

Clarissa Campbell of Kallangur has graduated from the University of the Sunshine Coast with a Bachelor of Civil Engineering and is now working as a stormwater engineer with Moreton Bay Regional Council.

USC Master of Science student Casey Sutherland
Research focuses on sedentary lifestyle of students
11 May 2015

Regularly playing sport or going to the gym might not be enough to counter the negative effects of a generally sedentary lifestyle, according to USC researcher Casey Sutherland.

2014 USC Outstanding Alumni award winners, from left, Dr Warish Ahmed, Jessica Huddart, Brendan Powell
Nominations open for outstanding USC graduates
7 May 2015

Members of the community are encouraged to nominate high-achieving University of the Sunshine Coast graduates for USC’s annual Outstanding Alumni Awards.

Senior Lecturer in Sports Biomechanics Dr Mark Sayers
Scientists to explain balance training and sports recovery
7 May 2015

Two University of the Sunshine Coast experts in the science of sport will speak at a free community lecture on Wednesday evening, 13 May, at the USC Innovation Centre auditorium.

Sarsha Pincini in her graduation gown
Practice creates confidence for OT graduate
6 May 2015

The opportunity to put theory into practice throughout her studies at USC gave Sarsha Pincini the confidence to step straight into a job as an occupational therapist.

Keys Bridge in Flood - black and white abstract drawing of floodwater and bridge
Gallery hosts JADA drawing awards exhibition
6 May 2015

A stunning exhibition of the top 50 entries from a prestigious national drawing competition will open at the USC Gallery at 6.30pm on Thursday 14 May.

Professor Marianne Wallis
$1million project to help nursing home residents
6 May 2015

A collaborative project led by the University of the Sunshine Coast to improve the care of nursing home residents who develop acute illnesses has gained $1.15million from the Australian Government.

Lauren Nesbitt in her graduation gown
Paramedic work gets Lauren’s heart racing
5 May 2015

USC graduate Lauren Nesbitt has found a job in Toowoomba that really gets her heart racing.

Adrian McCallum surrounded by snow in the Himalayas
Affordable avalanche detector for Nepalese villagers
5 May 2015

A USC academic who is developing an affordable avalanche detection device thinks the recent devastating earthquake in Nepal will create an even greater need for his invention.

Thomas Krosch wearing graduation gear holding his degree
Brisbane graduate takes teaching skills to Mt Isa
4 May 2015

When Thomas Krosch of Joyner crossed the USC Graduation Ceremony stage to receive his combined degree in Education and Science on Friday 17 April, he already knew where his path led.

a group of U3A participants listening to a lecture
Top tips on positive ageing lecture for U3A
4 May 2015

The wisdom handed down by elders of different races, religions and sciences over the centuries will be discussed at the USC Lecture Series for U3A Sunshine Coast tomorrow (Tuesday 5 May).

Dr Bridie Scott-Parker holds a Learner logbook
Learner drivers sought for simulation study
1 May 2015

Learner drivers will have the chance to participate in a simulated driving experience in USC's high-tech Immerse laboratory on the weekend of 9-10 May.