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ACU Campus Ministry is online and they have never been busier

CAMPUS ministry without a campus was always going to be a challenge, but one Colleen Tracey was ready to take on. Coronavirus restrictions had led to empty university campuses across the country, including at Australian Catholic University Banyo campus, where Mrs Tracey worked as campus ministry staff pastoral associate. But the shutdown was not going to keep her from reaching ... Read More »

ACU vice-chancellor Greg Craven is to retire early next year after 13 years of leadership

AUSTRALIAN Catholic University’s vice-chancellor Professor Greg Craven – a “strong and respected” Church voice – is to retire early next year after 13 years of leadership. Professor Craven has overseen the transformation of ACU into a leading Australian institution that is now in the top 10 Catholic universities globally. “Professor Craven is always ready to go into battle for what ... Read More »

Young Kamilaroi woman Shaunah Downton wants to end post-natal depression among her people

SHAUNAH Downton isn’t your average graduating senior.  The 18-year-old was awarded early entry to study midwifery at Australian Catholic University, Banyo, following a school-based traineeship with Metro North Hospital and Health Service. From the Kamilaroi people in Mungindi, overlapping NSW and Queensland borders but with a NSW postcode, Shaunah was named Queensland’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Student of the ... Read More »

University welcomes dogs, cat, and even alpacas for the annual Franciscan animal blessing

“EVERYONE loves animals,” Colleen Tracey said, holding her Maltese cross bichon frise dog Teddy at this year’s Australian Catholic University Brisbane campus animal blessing on September 12. Mrs Tracey, the Brisbane campus ministry staff pastoral associate, said animals had a way of bringing people together and knocking down barriers. “This is a celebration of the interconnectedness of all creation in ... Read More »

Student military veterans finding post-service career paths thanks to new entry pathway at ACU

FORMING post-service career paths is at the forefront of Australian Catholic University Brisbane Campus’ new entry pathway scheme for student military veterans launched last week.  In an Australian first, the new pathway scheme will make ACU the first Australian university to offer consistent entry requirements for veterans, regardless of state of residence and study. The pathway scheme fits into the ... Read More »

Two rivers meeting, hope for Solidarity – panel agrees future of Indigenous Australia full of hope

THE future for Indigenous Australians is full of hope, agreed the panellists at the 7th Annual Australian Catholic University Solidarity Dinner at Brisbane’s Hilton Hotel on July 31. Panellists Cape York Land Council chair Richie Ah Mat, Indigenous Corporations registrar Selwyn Button, ACU Vice-Chancellor Professor Greg Craven, 2016 Churchill Fellow Dr Doseena Fergie and Brisbane Archbishop Mark Coleridge shed light ... Read More »

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