The Deakin Times - May 2014

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

I am pleased to announce that nominations for the Deakin Alumni Awards for 2014 are now open and I encourage you to nominate outstanding alumni for consideration. Nominations close on 30 June 2014. For more information I encourage you to visit Deakin Alumni Awards 2014.

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

Carbon Nexus is open for business

Deakin University freezes 2014 fees for post-budget certainty

Cinemagoers called on to rank their city's "cinemability"

Study finds more reason to review the use of BPA in Australia

Read about our professional development events coming up in Brisbane, Melbourne, Adelaide and China. In case you missed them, recent alumni seminars and webinars are now available to view online.

As part of Deakin's forty-year celebrations, make sure you become involved with all the celebration events and activities taking place over 2014. Find out more.

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 Awards 2014 – celebrating alumni excellence

Nominations for the prestigious 2014 Deakin Alumni Community Awards are now open. The Awards celebrate the outstanding achievements of our alumni globally. Nominations close 30 June 2014. For more information and to download a nomination pack visit Deakin Alumni Awards 2014.

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 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.

Seeking Burwood Teachers College Alumni of '63
Calling for expressions of interest from 1963 BTC commencing class members for a possible reunion later this year. Please contact Liz Bailey (nee Foster) at

Nominations open for 2014 CHASS Australia Prize
The Council for the Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences (CHASS) invites nominations for the CHASS Australia Prize for a Future Leader in the Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences (cash prize of $2,000). Nominations close 30 June 2014.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 Mr Kevin Sheedy AM, who will reflect on his 46 year involvement in the top echelon of Australian Rules football and his role in promoting a culture of inclusion both on and off the field. RSVPs are essential. Find out more.

The Challenges of Change: Creative and Effective Problem Solving - Seminar and Networking Event
6.30pm-8.45pm, Monday 16 June 2014 @ Sofitel Brisbane Central, 249 Turbot Street, Brisbane QLD

Presented by legendary Australian Football League player, coach and ambassador Mr Kevin Sheedy AM. Hear Kevin's personal insights and experiences into proactively overcoming the challenges of change in your workplace and everyday life. RSVPs are essential. Find out more.

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.

Keep the dates free:
Sydney – 6.30pm-8.45pm, Tuesday 19 August 2014 @ Mercure Hotel Sydney
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.

WebinarsVisualise, Analyse, Realise – the role of creativity in Education, Business and Technology Development12.30pm-1.15pm Wednesday 9 July 2014
Presented by Dr Paul Collins from Deakin's School of Engineering. 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:

Carbon Nexus is open for business

Deakin University freezes 2014 fees for post-budget certainty

Cinemagoers called on to rank their city's "cinemability"

Study finds more reason to review the use of BPA in Australia

Muscle strengthening exercise, protein and vitamin D could be the best medicine for type 2 diabetics

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

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Alumni services and benefits
Receive free Deakin Library membership for 12 months*

Deakin University Library offers discount memberships to Deakin University Alumni members, including those living overseas. *First time Alumni Library members receive the first 12-months membership free. Sign up today at Deakin Alumni Library membership.

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.

Lighthouse Theatre Warrnambool
Deakin is the major sponsor of the Lighthouse Theatre 2013 Lights Up Theatre Season in Warrnambool. Deakin Alumni in the region are invited to take up the chance to see some great shows this theatre season. Find out more.

Alumni in profile

This month we profile recent PhD graduate and current Deakin Lecturer in Marketing, Dr Ahmed Ferdous (2013).

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