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All of the news for the week of Monday, December 2, 2002

By Justin Kohlman - 2nd December 2002 - Back to News

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The Minister for Science, Mr Peter McGauran will officially open the new Nursing/Science buildings at the Gippsland Campus on Friday, December 6 from 11am. Professor Rob Norris (Dean of Science) and A/Professor Tony Barnett (Head, School of Nursing) will outline new programs, the high employment rate of graduates and the expected future growth for the Gippsland-based schools. Tours of the new laboratory facilities and administration areas will be conducted after the official ribbon cutting. Media are welcome.

Professor Sam Adeloju commences his appointment as Head, School of Applied Sciences and Chair in Chemical & Environmental Sciences at the Gippsland Campus on Thursday, December 5.

Dr. Rowenna Barrett, Director Family and Small Business Research Unit, is undertaking a small business survey on behalf of Latrobe City. The feedback gathered will be used to ensure small businesses are receiving services they need in an effective, timely and useful manner. Results of the survey will be made public.

A special workshop on the ‘Adventure Activity Standards (AAS) Project’ will be held at the Monash Gippsland Business & Economics Conference Centre on Thursday, 5 December from 2-4pm. Guest speaker, Gordon Duff, AAS Project Manager, Outdoor Recreation Centre – Victoria Inc will outline the project and development to date covering a range of essential business practices including safety, risk management, equipment maintenance, leadership skills and commitment to environmental sustainability. The Adventure Activity Standards will help reduce potential risks and provide clarity for both operators and users.

Making the Grade

Masters graduate, Lorraine Proctor and Honours graduate, Elizabeth Landy from the Gippsland Campus have had articles published in the latest issue of the ‘Gippsland Heritage Journal’. Proctor has drawn on her research to discuss employment possibilities for girls in Moe during the postwar years. Landy discusses aspects of Walkerville’s history after completing an archaeological and historical investigation of the area for her honours thesis.

Open subject

Monash Gippsland received top marks in the 2003 Good Universities Guide. The Guide gave Gippsland five stars out of five in a number of categories including employability, starting salary, electronic support and prestige.

The Bulletin is a weekly service provided by Marketing and Public Affairs, Monash University, Gippsland Campus. For more information on any of the above articles, please call Justin Kohlman at (03) 5122 6214 or email: See the Bulletin on line at


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