USC chasing waves of surfing ‘citizen scientists’
28 February - A team of surfing ‘citizen scientists’ are helping USC academics measure water temperatures in surf zones as part of a worldwide project to understand the effects of climate change.
Scholarships help student athletes achieve goals
28 February - Seven outstanding USC student athletes have shared in more than $50,000 in scholarships to help them achieve their academic and sporting goals.
USC appoints new leaders in business and social sciences
27 February - The University of the Sunshine Coast is celebrating the arrival of two new academic leaders, whose appointments will further boost USC’s reputation for providing world-class teaching and research.
USC’s music director hitting all the right notes
26 February - Classical compositions by USC’s new Artistic Director of Music Sean O’Boyle AM are to be performed internationally by renowned orchestras in coming months.
USC research shines light on clever crab
26 February - It is the top invertebrate predator and fastest crustacean on the beach, and now the ingenuity of the ghost crab has been revealed to the world by USC researchers.
Moreton Bay school leavers heading to USC
22 February - Forty per cent of Australian Christian College Moreton’s 2017 graduating cohort are heading to USC, some of them the first in their family to attend university.
Sentencing expert to give free public lecture at USC
22 February - Changes to Australia’s parole systems will be the focus of a free public law lecture at the University of the Sunshine Coast.
Hundreds attend USC Student Guild Day
22 February - Hundreds of new University of the Sunshine Coast students today enjoyed the USC Student Guild Day, which capped off activities for Orientation Week.
Hundreds of Fraser Coast students join in Orientation fun
21 February - USC welcomed a record number of new students to its Fraser Coast campus following a surge in interest in studying locally.
$600,000 grant to support new USC project in FNQ
21 February - An innovative University of the Sunshine Coast project to simultaneously boost the Indigenous communities, forestry and mining industries, and environment of Cape York Peninsula has won a $600,000 Advance Queensland grant.
Biomedical Science delivers pathway to becoming a doctor
21 February - A Bachelor of Biomedical Science from USC has helped deliver Tyson Pardon of Tinbeerwah into the maternity ward of a South African hospital on his journey to becoming a doctor.
New student numbers on the rise at USC Gympie
20 February - USC will welcome more than 100 new students to its Gympie campus tomorrow (Wednesday 21 February) with a packed Orientation program that mixes the serious and not-so-serious side of university life.
Caboolture campus holds first Orientation Day
20 February - Hundreds of students attended USC Caboolture’s first orientation day on Monday 19 February.
Clinical trial to treat conjunctivitis using a novel non-antibiotic treatment
20 February - With conjunctivitis running rampant this year, USC’s Clinical Trials Centre is uniquely placed as the only location in Australia working with Sunshine Coast doctors to conduct a trial of a new experimental medicine to treat both the infectious and the inflammatory components of conjunctivitis, allowing rapid resolution of the symptoms.
Heptathlon champ takes aim at accounting career
19 February - State heptathlon champion Jared Pacey of Maryborough is chasing a winning career built on getting the numbers to add up.
‘Doctor Google’ could help curb melanoma
19 February - Scientists have found a surprising link between internet searches about melanoma and the number of officially confirmed cases.
Warm support from USC for first Winter Olympian
16 February - USC will be cheering on its first Winter Olympian tomorrow (Friday 16 February) when PhD student Klaus Jungbluth competes in the 15km cross-country skiing event at Pyeongchang.
USC and Council join forces to protect roos
16 February - USC and Sunshine Coast Council have launched a “Look after our mob” campaign at Sippy Downs in a bid to conserve the local kangaroo populations.
Orientation welcomes thousands of new students
16 February - The University of the Sunshine Coast welcomed thousands of new students during Orientation Week from 19-22 February.
Nurse enrols at USC to expand career prospects
15 February - When enrolled nurse Sarah Grigg performed CPR on a patient in 2009, it was a life-changing moment that set her on a path to upgrade her qualifications.
Social toll of parenting at heart of loneliness study
14 February - Parents’ social lives can take a hit after having children and USC researchers are studying how this can lead to an overall feeling of loneliness.
Engage entrepreneurs early to grow with Sunshine Coast, study finds
13 February - Business owners new to the region need to be channelled into support networks early to help them grow along with the Sunshine Coast population, a new report has found.
Like father, like son as Liam chases media career
13 February - The son of popular, long-time Fraser Coast radio announcer Andrew Bland is planning to follow his father into the media industry and has enrolled in a Journalism degree at USC.
Runway research plans are taking off at USC
12 February - Royal Australian Air Force Flight Lieutenant Sean Jamieson is launching into research at the University of the Sunshine Coast that could help revolutionise how Australian runway surfaces are built.
USC Drama students gear up for Cosi performance
9 February - USC Drama students will perform the celebrated Australian play Cosi from 21-23 February at The Majestic Cinemas and Events Centre in Nambour.
Charlotte to channel her creativity with USC degree
8 February - Young artist and OP3 student Charlotte Russell plans to turn her bent for creativity into a career with the help of a Communication degree from USC.
Ultimate all-rounder Quinn chooses dual USC degree
8 February - OP1 student and Gympie’s new Young Citizen of the Year Quinn Edwards is about to add to a remarkable list of achievements by starting a double degree in Law and Creative Writing at USC.
USC student to make history at Winter Olympics
8 February - When USC student Klaus Jungbluth competes in cross-country skiing at the Winter Olympics, he will be the first athlete to represent his home country of Ecuador at the games.
Vice-Chancellor to present free geography lecture
7 February - Understanding the strong connections between institutions, people and places will be the topic of a free public lecture on geography by USC Vice-Chancellor Professor Greg Hill on Tuesday 20 February.
USC to help boost leadership skills of students
6 February - More than 60 student leaders from across the University of the Sunshine Coast are set to attend a special professional development symposium at USC on Tuesday 6 February.
Horse therapy for Indigenous people the goal of fellowship trip
6 February - Equine therapy programs helping Indigenous Americans complete university could be tailored to help Indigenous Australians, says Dr Bindi Bennett.
Honorary doctorate for breast cancer research pioneer
5 February - Breast cancer research pioneer and business leader Dr Cherrell Hirst AO will become an Honorary Doctor of the University of the Sunshine Coast at a special celebration in South Bank on Monday 12 February.
Abby pursues teaching ambition at USC Caboolture
2 February - Abby Davidson’s dream of becoming a teacher has started to become a reality with the OP3 student enrolling to study at USC’s Caboolture campus.
OP1 student fast-tracks fascination for science
1 February - A fast-tracked USC Science degree is set to place Maryborough OP1 student Mikaela Bell on a quick path to a career in medicine or biomedical research.