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Youth Leader: Encouragement and community shine through at ACU

Ashleigh Turnbull

SPONSORED BY AUSTRALIAN CATHOLIC UNIVERSITY   ASHLEIGH Turnbull is passionate about sport and exercise, so when it came to choosing where to study these two areas, the combination of an outstanding reputation for exercise science, small class sizes, and attentive lecturers contributed to her decision to enrol at Australian Catholic University.  ACU has some of the world’s leading exercise scientists ... Read More »

ACU encouraging students to have study adventure overseas

ACU Students in Rome

STUDENTS get more than just a fun time overseas with employers and recruiters including these international experiences more and more on their checklists, associating them with personal growth, open-mindedness, intercultural skills, and independence. ACU Provost Professor Pauline Nugent said the ACU Rome Centre with The Catholic University of America is well placed to offer students a rich international experience, including ... Read More »

Vice-chancellor left speechless at surprise papal knighthood

Professor Greg Craven

CONSTITUTIONAL lawyers are apparently not known for being speechless, but that was exactly how Greg Craven felt when he received a papal knighthood. The Australian Catholic University vice-chancellor said he was “lured into” a work function that happened to coincide with his surprise knighthood into the ancient papal Order of St Gregory the Great. “When it was presented to me, ... Read More »

ACU offers hand of support in Iraq in time for Year of Mercy

Archbishop Bashar Warda

AUSTRALIANS played a significant role in the establishment of Iraq’s first Catholic university which was opened on Tuesday (December 8), the start of the Jubilee Year of Mercy. Chaldean Archbishop Bashar Warda of Erbil, who sought support from the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference and Australian Catholic University for the institution, opened the Catholic University in Erbil (CUE) which has about ... Read More »

Catholic teacher called to improve lives of indigenous youth

Teacher Majella Ritchie with two indigenous students

MAJELLA Ritchie knew nothing about Australian indigenous culture when she left university two years ago, but in two months she’ll be responsible for a handful of Queensland’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children. The teacher at St Flannan’s primary school, Zillmere, is headed to Innisfail in January to greet 90 indigenous children at Radiant Life College, a Christian school giving ... Read More »

Saintly inspiration for ACU Brisbane students

ACU's new St John Paul II statue

HE was the shepherd of the Church for 26 years, now St John Paul II is watching over the students at Australian Catholic University, Banyo. Brisbane Archbishop Mark Coleridge blessed a new statue of the former pontiff on November 11. ACU Vice-Chancellor Professor Greg Craven said the statue was a valuable addition to the award-winning John Paul II Building on ... Read More »

Wealth of knowledge at ACU

ACU Pro-Chancellor Julien O'Connell

AUSTRALIAN Catholic University has named Julien O’Connell as the new Pro-Chancellor, following the legacy of Ted Exell who spent 15 tireless years in the role. Mr O’Connell brings an accomplished resume as a former executive and businessman, specialising in insurance, accounting and risk management. He continues to chair a number of boards including the CEO Institute, a leading provider of ... Read More »

ACU hosting panel on Papal encyclical

ACU Encyclical panel

Australian Catholic University (ACU) is inviting the public to get involved in an important discussion on climate change by coming to a panel discussion called Integral Ecology – unpacking the Pope’s call to action on climate change, on Thursday 6 August. The discussion will be held at ACU’s North Sydney Campus and live streamed through the ACU YouTube page. Those ... Read More »

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