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Campus News : July 2011
www.uow.edu.au University of Wollongong Campus News July 2011 13 The UOW Honorary Alumni Chapter's second annual dinner in March featured a presentation to Deputy Vice- Chancellor (Academic) Professor Rob Castle of the Book of Honoraries. Bound in royal blue leather, the book provides a lasting record of all honorary graduates, fellows and emeritus professors of the University of Wollongong. Local calligrapher Karin Yeaman brought the book to life by inscribing each honorary graduate's name under the year in which they were awarded. The book, along with the honorary graduate Honoraries go by the book citations, will be stored in the University Library Archives and displayed on special occasions. The evening also included a presentation from Professor Castle on the key developments at the University over recent times and challenges it faces in the future. "Now in its second year the annual dinner is becoming a regular event on the Honorary calendar that we look forward to. It is a great opportunity to catch up with old friends and keep up our ties with the University," Honorary Alumni Chapter chair Vivien Twyford said. CN The University of Wollongong Cricket Club (UWCC) is holding its 50 year celebrations on the long weekend in October, and organisers are calling all past players to attend. Cricket, which was the first sporting club formed on the University College Campus, in fact pre-dates the College's move to the Northfields Avenue site in 1962. The club was born some time around July 1961 in the fire assay room of the Wollongong Technical College in Gladstone Avenue. The club played its first match at the old Wenham Oval at Port Kembla on 7 and 14 October, 1961, scoring a first innings victory over Dapto, 167 runs to 120. Club stalwart and Life Member Chas Keys is currently working on a book that chronicles the UWCC story. Activities for the weekend start with informal drinks at the UWCC's major sponsor, The Illawarra Master Builders Club, on the Friday evening, an afternoon tea on Saturday watching the current first grade team in action at the No 1 University Oval, a formal dinner and book launch at the University Hall on the Saturday night, and a BBQ and "archaeological dig/cricket facilities campus tour" on the Sunday. Tickets for the dinner are $85 and the book will cost $30. Both can be purchased through the Reunion Committee. Contact Geoff Mettam by email at Geoffrey.Mettam@three.com.au or by phone on (02) 4227 5757, or John Pemberton, email@example.com or (02) 4229 1635. CN Cricketers' half-century 60th anniversary time capsule captures history The University of Wollongong (UOW) is building an interactive digital time capsule to mark its 60th Anniversary. Throughout the year stories, videos and images which paint a picture of campus life in 2011 will be collected and published on the 60th Anniversary website for future UOW generations to view. UOW is celebrating the 60th anniversary of the establishment in Wollongong in 1951 of a small divisional college outpost of what was then called the NSW University of Technology (later the University of NSW). The college moved from Coniston to its current site in 1962, and became a fully autonomous university in 1975. The theme of the 60th Anniversary is Share your Story. It aims to recognise the role staff, students, alumni and the wider community have played in making UOW the dynamic, successful international university it is today. Vice-Chancellor Professor Gerard Sutton said the 60th anniversary was a milestone in UOW's evolution, and projects like the time capsule were a fitting way to mark it. "It provides an opportunity to celebrate and profile the University's past and present successes and to say thank you to everyone in the community for their contribution to these achievements," Professor Sutton said. Contributions to UOW's 60th Anniversary digital time capsule are being collected in several ways, including postcards, film clips and stories contributed through the internet and facebook. 60th Anniversary post cards and post boxes are popping up around the campus for people to answer a question or share their UOW experiences. The time capsule is not restricted to those who study or work on campus. Community members also are encouraged to visit the 60th Anniversary website or join the UOW alumni facebook page and contribute a story or image which they feel sums up what UOW means to them. The University is also looking for video contributions throughout the year, and current Journalism students who operate the campus news service UOWTV are working to uncover student, staff and alumni stories with a difference. Students have also worked with ABC Open Illawarra producer Sean O'Brien to tell the stories of UOW community members in audio slide shows now published on the ABC website. CN Members of the UOW Honorary Alumni Chapter Vivien Twyford and Harold Hanson present the Book of Honoraries to Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic) Professor Rob Castle. University of Wollongong Cricket Club's 1973-74 premiership-winning team (from left): Back row: Greg Evans, Ian Stone, Phil McGuirk, Steve Wilson, Ian Williams, Noel Sykes, Ken Williams. Front row: Steve Maconachie, Ian Bray, Clive Arthur (c), Kevin Baker, Ian Dunn, Richard Miller. SHARE YOUR UOW STORIES