SCU Alumni Matters - March 2011

SCU Alumnus Steven Price

Steven Price awarded one of New Zealand's top honours

Steven Price, SCU's 2010 Outstanding Young Alumnus of the Year, was recently awarded one of New Zealand's top honours, a 'Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit' for services to rugby league in New Zealand.

"I received a letter from the New Zealand Government notifying me of my nomination and asking me to contact them on whether I wished to accept. When I called, I asked if it was a real nomination or just someone playing a joke, and if they knew that I was an Australian." Steve said.

"I am truly humbled by the nomination and cherish the honour, but also feel a little embarrassed because there are so many other people who have done so much more, but have not received the same recognition."


SCU Alumni is now on ITunes U

SCU on ITunes U is a public site showcasing Southern Cross University. It offers access to a selection of free audio and video podcast content including information about our campuses, the courses we offer and our research.

You can also find a selection of guest lectures, watch and listen to students' music and films and meet some of our Alumni. To check out our SCU Alumni ITunes U page please click here.

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SCU Alumni Benefits - Introducing access to Wiley Online Library

Wiley Online Library hosts the world's broadest and deepest multidisciplinary collection of online resources covering life, health and physical sciences, social science, and the humanities.

SCU Alumni members can now access Wiley Online Library, as well as AustLit, CABI Leisure/Tourism Database, Emerald, ProQuest and Timebase databases here

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SCU Alumni Mentorship Program - Call for Mentees

Students who are about to enter their chosen profession and those who have just commenced work can benefit greatly from having someone as a guide and mentor. Our SCU Alumni Mentorship Program matches graduands and new graduates with successful Alumni.

SCU Alumni is currently inviting graduands and new graduates to register their interest in the SCU Alumni Mentorship Program.


SCU professor heads up United Nations 2011 Year of Forests committee

SCU professor heads up United Nations 2011 Year of Forests committee

Professor Jerry Vanclay, Head of Southern Cross University's School of Environmental Science and Management, has been appointed head of a national steering committee to co-ordinate celebrations around Australia marking the United Nations 2011 Year of Forests.

Three themes have been identified for celebrations: forests for protecting the environment; forests for biodiversity; and forests for sustainable timber production. Professor Vanclay, who will attend the official launch of the Year of Forests at Parliament House in Canberra on Monday, March 21, said the appointment was an honour and an important opportunity to facilitate critical discussion about forests in the broader community. [more]

Character building lecture kicks off new Peace Forum

'Character building' lecture kicks off new Peace Forum

Improving your character was the subject of a recent public lecture held by Southern Cross University's Centre for Peace and Social Justice to celebrate the launch of its new 'Peace Forum'.

The Peace Forum, coordinated by Professor Bee Chen Goh, co-director of the Centre for Peace and Social Justice and officially launched by the Chancellor of Southern Cross University, The Hon John Dowd AO QC, is a new series of events designed to bring together a community of interdisciplinary scholars and practitioners to engage in peace and social justice issues.[more]

Continuing Professional Development

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Advance Care Planning- What you don't know CAN harm you!

Lismore (Saturday 19th March), Gold Coast (Friday 25th March) & Coffs Harbour (Tuesday 29th March 2011)

The School of Health and Human Sciences, Southern Cross University, would like to invite Health Practitioners, Administrators and colleagues to it's Advance Care Planning - Continuing Professional Development (CPD) event.

This CPD event is a great opportunity for nurses and general practitioners (and other interested parties) to update and optimise their knowledge-base in the area of Advance Care Planning, as well as gain CPD points for registration requirements.

Advance Care Planning is a process which can provide comfort and certainty to patients/residents, their families and their health care providers (nurses, GPs and others). It assists people to record their wishes and to appoint someone to ensure that their wishes are respected.

Future Study

Master of International Sport Management (MISM)

Master of International Sport Management (MISM)

This degree is specifically designed to meet the needs of the busy sport management professional. As a graduate you'll gain the practical skills necessary to face the current and future challenges of the global sport industry. The course is delivered by distance education with no requirement to attend lectures. As a student you're able to build professional and study networks online with fellow candidates throughout Australia and overseas.

The student body is truly international, with current students located in the United Kingdom, France, Belgium, Malta, United Arab Emirates, Fiji, Singapore, Hong Kong, South Africa, Australia and NewZealand. To find out more visit

Updated: 03 September 2015