The Deakin Times - June 2014

The Deakin Times Banner Welcome to the June 2014 issue of The Deakin Times - your monthly Deakin Alumni Community eNews bulletin.

Dreaming of a trip away? Be 1 of 3 lucky Deakin alumni 
Have you activated your alumni member account via our new engagement portal? If you activate or update your profile with the Deakin Engagement and Community Portal before 6 October 2014, you will instantly go into the draw to win one of three travel vouchers to the value of AUD $1,000. Conditions apply. Find out more.

Deakin Alumni Awards 2014 – Nominations close 30 June 2014
Nominations for the Deakin Alumni Awards for 2014 will close 5pm (AEST) 30 June 2014. I encourage you to nominate outstanding alumni for consideration before the deadline. For more information visit Deakin Alumni Awards 2014.

News from the Deakin Library
I am also delighted to announce that ongoing membership to the Deakin Library will now be free of charge for Deakin Alumni members ongoing (*with the exception of international mail delivery services). Find out more.

General and research news
This month we preview some of the exciting research stories and other news happening at Deakin including:

Deakin University Vice-Chancellor reappointed

Deakin celebrates Alumni Queens Birthday Honours recipients

dKin Alumni Magazine wins major global award

New partnership raises the bar on medical education to improve patient health

Also find out about upcoming professional development events and webinars. Past recent alumni seminars and webinars are also available to view online.

If you have any feedback in relation to The Deakin Times please email the Deakin Central Alumni Office.

With best wishes

Alastair Lee
Alumni Relations Manager
Deakin University

Deakin Alumni Community News
Deakin Alumni Library membership – now totally free

Deakin Alumni members can now access the Deakin Library totally free of charge (*with the exception of international mail delivery services). Find out more.

Deakin Alumni Postgraduate Course Fee Bursary – take 10% off and change your world
Mid-year course applications are now open and Deakin Alumni members, their spouse and children can apply to receive 10% off per unit on the cost of postgraduate studies on all new award course enrolments for the life of the degree. Terms and conditions apply. Find out more.

Deakin Work Placement Program – seeking Alumni assistance
Alumni are being sought to assist in the DWPP 2014 program. The DWPP program is a unique work placement program where the emphasis is on providing project opportunities for Deakin's low SES students. For more information or if you can assist with work placements contact the Deakin Jobshop on +61 3 5227 1036.

Deakin University Art Gallery 2014 Exhibition Program
Visit the Deakin Art Gallery throughout 2014 to view exciting exhibitions by alumni, students and Australia's best contemporary artists.  Find out more.

Change 100 Lives: The power to change is in your hands
As a Deakin graduate, you know better than anyone that a tertiary education has the power to shape lives and communities in many positives ways.  Find out more.

Events and webinars – what's coming up?
Building a game for all Australians
 – 2014 David Parkin Oration for Sport and Social Change
5.30pm-7.30pm, Thursday 17 July 2014 @ Deakin Edge, Federation Square Melbourne
Presented by legendary Australian Football League player, coach and ambassador Kevin Sheedy AM, who will reflect on his 46 year involvement in Australian Rules football and his role in promoting a culture of inclusion on and off the field. Find out more

Deakin Commerce Alumni Charity Ball – Fire and Ice
6.30pm, Saturday 26 July 2014 @ RACV City Club, Level 17, 501 Bourke Street, Melbourne Victoria

Join other Alumni for a night of Fire and Ice in support of charitable organisation Hanover. Enjoy the entertainment, food and night of philanthropy to support a very worthy cause. Tickets $80 pp until 30 June. Book your tickets online.

Keep the dates free:
Waurn Ponds Campus, Kitchener House and Ariston House Residents' Reunion (1990 -1999)
 - Sunday 9 November 2014, 11.30am - 3pm

Burwood Campus Residents' Reunion (2000 – 2010)
 - Sunday 23 November 2014, 11.30am – 3pm

Effective Leadership through Creative Problem Solving - Seminar and Networking Event
6.30pm-8.45pm, Monday 21 July 2014 @ National Wine Centre of Australia, Hackney Road Adelaide South Australia 
Presented by Executive Chairman and Marketing Director of the family-owned Coopers Brewery Mr Glenn Cooper AM, this seminar discusses the vital skills and attributes you must develop to be a more effective leader. RSVPs are essential by 14 July. Find out more.

Tomorrow's Leaders - Seminar and Networking Event6.30pm-8.45pm, Tuesday 19 August 2014 @ Mercure Sydney, 818-820 George Street Sydney NSW
Presented by Morris Miselowski, world renowned business futurist, stirrer and thinker, this seminar looks at what future exceptional leaders will look like. Find out more.

Keep the dates free:
Canberra – 6.30pm-8.45pm, Monday 8 September 2014 @ Hyatt Hotel Canberra
Hobart – 6.30pm-8.45pm, Monday 17 November 2014 @ Hotel Grand Chancellor Hobart


Deakin Alumni in China are encouraged to attend upcoming events offered through our corporate partner Australia China Alumni Association. Find out more.

Deakin Alumni in Singapore are encouraged to attend upcoming events offered through our corporate partner Australia Alumni Singapore. Find out more.

Visualise, Analyse, Realise – the role of creativity in Education, Business and Technology Development
12.30pm - 1.30pm Thursday 10 July 2014

Presented by Dr Paul Collins from Deakin's School of Engineering. Find out more.

The role of soil microbes in increasing agricultural production and decreasing fertilizer inputs
12.30pm-1.30pm Thursday 24 July 2014

Presented by Dr Lambert Brau from Deakin's School of Life & Environmental Sciences. Find out more.

Promoting a healthy start to life – early childhood nutrition
12.30pm – 1.30pm Wednesday 13 August 2014

Presented by Associate Professor Karen Campbell and Dr Alison Spence from Deakin's School of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences. Find out more.

Recent Deakin Alumni webinar and seminar recordings on a wide range of topics are available to view here.

For more information visit your Deakin Alumni events and webinars calendar.

Deakin University news

This month our top university news stories include:

Deakin University Vice-Chancellor reappointed

Deakin celebrates Alumni Queens Birthday Honours recipients

dKin Alumni Magazine wins major global award

New partnership raises the bar on medical education to improve patient health

Frogs have hunters on the hop: Now you see me - now you don't

For more research stories visit Deakin Research or for general University news visit Deakin Newsroom.

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Alumni services and benefits
Deakin Careers and Employment Service

Deakin offers a great range of careers services to Alumni members including; resume checking, InterviewGOLD, JobShop and much more. Visit Deakin Careers and Employment Services for Alumni.

Premium Wines Direct
Deakin Alumni have teamed up with Premium Wines Direct to bring you the brands you love (and many hard to get labels) at very competitive prices. Find out more.

For more information about our full range of services for alumni visit Deakin Alumni Services and Benefits.

Alumni in profile

This month we catch up with our Do Lecture Alumni Competition winner Stella Dimadis (2012).

Tell us your story…
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