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Note to staff

15 September 2014


Curtin Council visit to Kalgoorlie

Last Wednesday, I visited Kalgoorlie with Curtin Council members for the September Council meeting. We believe this is the first time a Curtin Council meeting has been held at a regional campus. I also attended the Kalgoorlie Campus Council meeting.

Apart from the formal meetings, the visit provided us with the opportunity to meet with key community stakeholders over lunch and to share our vision for Curtin, with a particular focus on the Kalgoorlie Campus and the Curtin WA School Mines. A close working relationship with the community, as well as our industry partners, is critical to the current and future success of the Campus.

We also had the opportunity to meet with Kalgoorlie-based staff, students and alumni at a reception at the end of the day and recognise the important role they play in the success of the Campus.

ATEM Best Practice Awards

I am delighted to advise that Curtin was successful in three categories at the recent 2014 Association for Tertiary Education Management (ATEM)/Campus Review Best Practice Awards.

Ken McCluskey, Business Manager for the Faculty of Humanities, received a Meritorious Service Award for Outstanding Contribution to ATEM and the Tertiary Education Sector.

Professor Dawn Bennett, also from the Faculty of Humanities, received the LH Martin Institute Award for Excellence in Leadership.

Curtin Student Service Centre and Student eServices received the Co-op Award for Excellence in Student Administration and Customer Service for their Fast-Track ID Card Service.

I congratulate all the winners on these very significant awards.

Mr Ken McCluskey (left) receiving his ATEM award

Mr Ken McCluskey (left) receiving his ATEM award

Professor Dawn Bennett with Professor Leo Goedegbuure, Director at the LH Martin Institute

Professor Dawn Bennett with Professor Leo Goedegbuure, Director of the LH Martin Institute

Curtin’s Rhythmos Choir

I am very pleased to advise that Curtin’s new choir, Rhythmos, was named Best Choir at the recent Joondalup Eisteddfod event.

The adjudicator praised the Choir’s ‘warm, full sound, beautiful blend and professional performance’. The 20-member choir is affiliated with the Curtin Guild and comprises of Bentley staff and students. The Choir is directed by Dr Jonathan Paxman from the Department of Mechanical Engineering.

Upcoming performances on the Bentley Campus include a free lunchtime concert in the John Curtin Gallery on 29 October.

I congratulate all involved.



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