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Diploma of Foundation Studies - Latrobe Valley Express -18/12/02

Uni Course offers a lifeline for students - A unique Monash University course is providing a lifeline to students with meagre TER scores.Press Release

Look to Lauren for inspiration - Year 12 students hoping to advance to university will know their fate in a matter of weeks, but for those who miss out, they might look to Lauren Tassell for inspiration. Press Release

University gives paper new life (Monash Memo 6/11/02)

The School of Humanities, Communications and Social Sciences at Gippsland campus is doing its best to help keep the local community informed. The school's journalism coordinator, Ms Elizabeth Hart, said the school had been working with the Churchill News after a request from the paper's committee. She said the paper was started by the Churchill church community but had not been published since last year. "Their aim was to start it up again, but they didn't have the resources. They rang to see if Monash could provide desktop publishing facilities."

The nearby Latrobe Valley Express printed the paper but required it in a particular format. "We looked at what we could offer in terms of software and hardware," Ms Hart said. "We set up a print room with support from school head Associate Professor Harry Ballis and our IT officer Mr Russell Stewart and provided a computer specifically for production of the Churchill News."We then chose a third-year student to work with the committee and manage the Monash side of the process. The editor comes into our print room and works with the student. "At the moment, this is an individual industry placement - part of our internship program. But we will continue to provide students as we can."

Staff from Latrobe Valley Express configured the computer to meet their requirements and helped student Ms Cathy Cochrane learn the program. Ms Cochrane said the project had provided her with the opportunity of being involved in a community project. "I have really enjoyed taking part in the project. We've had lots of people showing a great deal of interest and enthusiasm. I want to work in print journalism, so this has been a great start," she said.

Gippsland student Ms 
Cathy Cochrane with the latest issue of the Churchill News.
Gippsland student Ms Cathy Cochrane takes time out to read the latest issue of the Churchill News.

Diegesis Roadshow Visits Monash - 25/10/02

The 2nd Diegesis Multimedia Festival Roadshow made the last stop in a Gippsland tour in The Knuckle between 22-24 October.

The Roadshow showcases the work of young Gippsland artists working with new technologies. Exhibits include websites, digital photography, animations and short videos.

Host Dr. Mary Griffiths, who was a finals' photography judge, commented:"The exhibits are outstanding in their innovative use of design technology. It's great that Judy Aumann at the Education Centre Gippsland could bring together The Australian Centre for the Moving Image, SkillsNet Association, 16 participating schools and a number of other organisations to support a celebration of such diverse talents.

The Knuckle proved to be the best location - it attracted large numbers of visitors, the feedback has been overwhelmingly positive, and we hope to host the Roadshow again next year."

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Humcass Newsletter - September Edition - 14/10/02

SAMSS Staff During a Break at Their Recent Planning Day -16/9/02

Humcass Third Level Assignment Prizes 6/9/02

In order to recognise the outstanding work being produced by students studying third year units, the School has decided to award a number of book prizes.
You can get more information about the Third Level Assignment Prizes by contacting the Head of your academic section or Carmelina Krausz, Administrative Officer, School of Humanities, Communications and Social Sciences, Monash University Gippsland Campus, Churchill, 3842. Phone: 03 99026339

Monash Open Day 2002 3/8/02 -Open Day Video

The day was a tremendous success, attracting a record 1,715 cars and an estimated 4,287 people. Going by the exit surveys, people were impressed with the campus, with information given by staff and with the enthusiasm of the current students, both as tour guides and as support workers in Faculty areas.

Peter Kerr Scholarship 27/6/02 - Press Release

The 10th annual scholarship Peter Kerr Scholarship was awarded to Monash University Gippsland campus honors student Ian Weir.

School Awards Night 11/4/02 -Press Release

On Thursday 11th April, the School of Applied Media & Social Sciences had its annual awards night. The Pro-Vice Chancellor of Monash University Gippsland Campus, Prof. Brian Mackenzie, presented awards and addressed the award winners. Awards were be presented for outstanding academic achievements in the courses the School offers.

In addition the special Tempo Award was presented for an outstanding student who has an interest in writing, some knowledge of Bahasa Indonesian, an interest in cross cultural matters and an interest in Indonesia. This special award is donated by the publishers of Tempo, a leading Indonesian current affairs journal. Click here to see photos from the evening.

Dr Mary Griffiths speaks at e-Goverment Conference 9/4/02

Dr.Mary Griffiths spoke at the Innovative e-Government of Victoria Conference,25-26 March 2002 in Melbourne. Participants were drawn from government and public service and included John Brumby,Marcia Thomson (Minister for ICT),and Ann Steward from the the UK Government Office of the e-Envoy.Mary's talk was entitled "Australian Democracy? The Potential for Citizens and

Publication of International Journal 9/4/02

"Southern Review"vol.34,no.3--an international journal of Communication,Politics and Culture----has just been published.Edited by Dr.Mary Griffiths and Dr.Simon Cooper,this issue has the theme "Net_Work:The Politics of Work in an Information Age."The editorial by Drs.Griffiths and Cooper is entitled "Networks of Hype and Hope." This edition of "Southern Review" was produced by the Mass Communications and Writing section of SAMSS .

School Alumni Reunion 1/3/02

On Friday 1st March 2002 the Gippsland Campus of Monash University held reunion celebrations to mark its origin and development as a tertiary education institution. The celebrations revolved around three related themes:
(a) The Past (Reflections by former staff, current staff and alumni.)
(b) The Present (Displays of current work by the various discipline areas.)
(c) The Future (An address by the Dean of the Faculty of Arts, Prof. Homer Le Grand.)
The School Reunion program was organised by Keith Wilson and Sue Yell.

Book Launch - Photos from the Launch28/2/02

Digging people up for coal: a History of Yallourn
by Meredith Fletcher
Launched by
Graeme Davison,
Professor of History at Monash University

First Year Orientation 200225/2/02

Photos taken during the welcoming ceremony for first year students and Monash University Gippsland Campus.