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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 »

What Jean Madden is creating could end homelessness

Swags with walls

LIVING on the streets could be a thing of the past if Brisbane entrepreneur Jean Madden’s new cabin project takes off. Ms Madden has launched the “swags with walls” business to shelter the homeless, with a vision to provide life-skills training and potential to create hundreds of jobs. The founder of the not-for-profit Street Swags has set up a factory ... 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 »

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 »

Fighting back

CATHOLICS in Iraq are defying Daesh (Islamic State), not with weapons or violence but with education and learning – and Australian Catholic University is standing with them. Archbishop Bashar Warda of Erbil, in Kurdish northern Iraq, was a guest at the International Federation of Catholic Universities 25th General Assembly in Melbourne earlier this month where he sought help from delegates. ... Read More »

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