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New career begins at 60!

STARTING university and embarking on a new career at 60 years of age isn’t fazing Marilyn (Lyn) Smythe of Maryborough. Having just completed the Tertiary Preparation Program (TPP) at USQHub@Maryborough, the massage therapist is excited…
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Buddhist takes up nursing to help poor

The $50 fuel voucher a Buddhist student won in a National Volunteers Week quiz recently won’t be enough to get him back to India but the University of Southern Queensland (USQ) nursing degree he is doing probably will. “I started at…
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Brittany keen to fight human trafficking

A St Mary’s College student with a dream to join the fight against human trafficking is among the Year 12 hopefuls who have applied for study assistance in University of Southern Queensland’s inaugural Early Round Scholarships. Brittany…
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Pitching for community gardens

GARDENS that enhance the senses and offer spaces for quiet reflection appealed to the inaugural Change Makers Pitchfest panel at University of Southern Queensland (USQ) Fraser Coast Open Day on Sunday (August 3). Teams from Fraser Coast…
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Maryborough hub a hit with kids, parents and writers

KNOWING they now have access to higher education opportunities in their own backyard was a source of excitement for visitors at University of Southern Queensland’s new study hub in Maryborough on July 5 and 6, 2014. USQ Fraser…
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Early bush life fosters adventure novels

WRITING about a gun fight between British and German soldiers didn’t impress Keith McArdle’s primary school teacher but his readers today are fascinated with his action-packed war novels. “My father told me about world wars but my…
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Fly kites with USQ in Maryborough

CHILDREN will be among the first people to see inside University of Southern Queensland (USQ) Fraser Coast’s new study centre in Maryborough today as they make kites for the Mary Poppins Festival. USQ Campus Executive Manager Brett Langabeer…
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Meet authors, win books during Mary Poppins Festival

CALLING all budding scribes who aspire to having their written words published! Whether its children’s books, thrillers, memoirs, blogs or learning how to get novels published, University of Southern Queensland’s Creative Writing on…

Queens Park for Botanic Garden status

QUEENS Park in Maryborough is set for Regional Botanic Garden status after recently being nominated with Botanic Gardens Australia and New Zealand. Fraser Coast Deputy Mayor George Seymour said the move recognises the importance of the heritage-listed…
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Free family fun at USQ Fraser Coast Open Day

TRADITIONAL Indigenous games, farm animals, crafts and healthy food displays are just some of the many exciting activities people can enjoy while learning about higher education opportunities at the USQ Fraser Coast Open Day this Sunday. In…

Magical sound of music in Maryborough

MARYBOROUGH will come alive with the sound of music this week (July 4-8), featuring some of the best local, national and international performers. Musical maestro John Foreman and Darren Percival from “The Voice” are among the performers…

Music conference hits all the high notes

FROM the man who wrote the music for Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, to the artistic director of the New York City Gay Men’s Choir, some of the biggest names in national and international music will be at the Maryborough Music Conference…
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USQ students meet role models

USQ FRASER Coast students and industry role models had a chance to rub shoulders at the launch of the 2013 Career Mentoring Program in June 2013. Career Mentoring program coordinator Catherine Chinnock said the evening event gave this year’s…
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BEAT IT group discovers USQ’s outdoor gym

LOCAL participants in the Australian Diabetes Council lifestyle program BEAT IT made an exciting discovery recently when they learnt USQ Fraser Coast’s outdoor gym equipment was available to them 24/7, free of charge. BEAT IT trainer…

New life for Federal pub

The recent sale of Maryborough’s historic Federal Hotel is positive sign of things to come for the Fraser Coast region, says Division Four Councillor Daniel Sanderson “There is growing confidence in the city, which is reflected by the…