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Indigenous Academic Support News

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Charles Darwin University

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issue 7

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ISSUE # 7 | AUGUST 2008 COMMUNITY EVENTS RAISING AWARENESS AGAINST PNEUMOCOCCAL DISEASE FREE BBQ LUNCHEON FOR ALL ABORIGINAL AND TORRES STRAIT ISLANDER PEOPLE TUESDAY 2 SEPTEMBER 2008 12.15 PM TO 1.30 PM Gurinbey Indigenous Academic Support at Charles Darwin University is holding a special BBQ luncheon just before the mid-semester break, on Tuesday 2 September, for all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. The luncheon will provide an opportunity to raise awareness of Indigenous Health in the fi ght against Pneumococcal Disease. Pneumococcal disease is one of the most common causes of pneumonia, meningitis, septicaemia and ear infections in Indigenous Australians, especially in the Northern Territory. Before the lunch commences Associate Professor Sue Skull from Menzies School of Health Research will be giving a ten minute talk on how pneumococcal disease affects you and your community. You can learn what you can do to protect yourself, your family and friends, and what research is being conducted to help in the fi ght against this disease. Please come alonglearn more about your healthwhile enjoying a delicious free lunch. VENUE: Gurinbey Indigenous Academic Support, Blue Precinct, Building 2, Charles Darwin University, Casuarina campus. For more information please contact Cynthia Coyne, Indigenous Academic Support Lecturer, by email cynthia.coyne@cdu.edu.au or telephone 08 8946 6330. 2008 INDIGENOUS CAREERS EXPO The collaborative efforts between Palmerston campus VET teams, administration and faculties staff, Indigenous Academic Support Lecturers from Duwun and Gurinbey and staff of People Management and Development recently resulted in a joint effort to particpate at the 2008 Indigenous Careers Expo; an event that was part of the NAIDOC week of celebration activities held on 7 July 2008. Kathy Arbon and Betty Ah Kit were on hand to discuss the support available to Indigenous students through the Indigenous Academic Support Unit and to showcase CDUs Indigenous employment initiatives. Special guest, Olympian Kyle van der Kyp spoke words of encouragement and alluded to the importance of education in terms of career advancement. The Palmerston City Council Best Exhibitor voted by participants was won by CDUs Palmerston Campus. The winning prize, a work of Aboriginal Art will be displayed in the foyer area of the Administration building at Palmerston Campus. Left to right: Betty Ah Kit, Kyle van der Kyp and Kathy Arbon 6