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Campus News : October 2011
Campus News is produced by the Media Unit. Editorial Nick Hartgerink Bernie Goldie Melissa Coade Jenna Bradwell Layout Artist Paul Martens Photographers Sean Maguire Mark Newsham Telephone +61 2 4221 5942 Facsimile +61 2 4221 3128 Email email@example.com Web media.uow.edu.au Address University of Wollongong NSW 2522 Australia CRICOS Provider No: 001202E ISSN 0312-2018 12 Campus News October 2011 University of Wollongong www.uow.edu.au IN MEMORIAM Dr David Parry Dr David Parry, an important figure in the early days of the University of Wollongong, died in early August. Dr Parry was the Foundation Chair of the Wollongong University College Council and with the formation of the University of Wollongong on 1 January 1975, he became Chair of the first University Council. When Justice Robert Hope became The colourful international event called Global Highway dominated the centre of campus at the University of Wollongong in August. Global Highway is an annual event organised by the students living in the university residences to celebrate their many nationalities and cultural diversities. Taneile Kitchingman, a student from International House and Global Highway co-ordinator, said 22 countries participated this year highlighting the diversity of students in UOW's residences. "Global Highway is such a wonderful opportunity for all students living in Twenty-two countries take to the Global Highway Foundation Chancellor of the University in August 1975, Dr Parry was elected to the position of Deputy Chancellor. He was awarded an Honorary Doctor of Science from the University of Wollongong in 1976 in recognition for his outstanding contribution to higher education in the Illawarra over many years. Rosemary Cooper Faculty of Commerce Finance Manager Rosemary Cooper died in September. Rosemary commenced with UOW in January 1988 as an Accounting Clerk within the Financial Services Division under the NSW Technical Jobs for Women program. Rosemary completed her Bachelor of Commerce degree at UOW in conjunction with this appointment. She worked in the Faculty of Commerce for over 21 years. Rosemary was a wonderful employee who had the highest professional work ethic and standards. Throughout her career at the University, Rosemary touched many people and her drive, determination and commitment led to significant improvements at both the University and Faculty level. CN residences to get together and showcase their cultures to the rest of the UOW community. We have such a diverse mix of nationalities and cultures living in the residences and Global Highway is always a fun and informative event," Taneile said. "Stalls representing different nations were set up on campus from the UniBar to the McKinnon Building, creating a festive and colourful atmosphere with music, dancing and other activities. Participants had the chance to take part in a variety of activities at each stall such as Chinese calligraphy, Indian henna painting, putting on traditional Sri Lankan dress, playing Italian boccé and trying out some Kenyan dance moves," she said. Countries participating this year were Australia, Austria, Bhutan, Canada, China, Colombia, England, France, Germany, India, Iran, Italy, Japan, Kenya, Korea, Malaysia, Norway, Pakistan, Philippines, Sri Lanka, United States and Vietnam. "For the third year in a row we had school children attending the event. About 160 primary school students from Gwynneville Primary School visited Global Highway," Taneile said. "This shows just how much the event has grown and it's wonderful to see the community involvement extend outside the University." International House Manager Alison Hemsley said international students make up 34 percent of residents in UOW accommodation. "Global Highway is important on two levels. Firstly, it allows everyone to have fun in so many different ways from around the world. Secondly, it shows how truly international the University of Wollongong and its residences have become," Alison said. MC International students celebrated their cultures at Global Highway -- an important annual event in the UOW calendar.