Globe-trotting academic to explore Fraser Coast

FRASER Coast is a far cry from Peru, South Africa and India but for Associate Professor Elaine Sharplin this region is just as exciting and she’s eager to explore. University of Southern Queensland (USQ) Fraser Coast’s newest academic…

Do you work with a corporate psychopath?

WHILE it’s common for workers to claim their bosses are psychopaths, research shows only one per cent of Australia’s population can be officially classed with the personality disorder. Stephen Bell, Hervey Bay and Maryborough Hospital…

USQ student ambassador digs archaeology

FROM Australia’s Arnhem Land to Egypt’s Valley of the Kings, the world will become one big digging patch for University of Southern Queensland (USQ) Student Ambassador Elli Tonscheck after she completes her Bachelor of Arts (Archaeology)…

International travel on horizon for Jeremei

HAVING a university degree broadens horizons in more ways than one, says University of Southern Queensland (USQ) Fraser Coast Student Ambassador Jeremei Maudsley. “Expanding my career options within Australia is just the start,” he said.…

Survivor tackles university study at 64 years

UNCLE Greg Eaton is a survivor of lymphatic cancer, open heart surgery and being hit by a train. Now, with an attitude that every day is a bonus, he is embarking on higher education challenge to help save the environment. The 64-year-old…
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Algae bloom hot spot a fish feeding magnet

FRASER Coast seas have been identified as an algae bloom hot spot and fish feeding magnet by researchers at the University of Southern Queensland (USQ) and Griffith University. Caused by ocean upwelling, a spectacle that involves the wind…

Economic growth expected from health, education

EDUCATION and health are ranked among the top industries expected to lead economic growth in Maryborough and Hervey Bay in coming years, according to Fraser Coast Opportunities report. University of Southern Queensland (USQ) Vice-Chancellor…
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Yoorana women's shelter benefits from donations

A STARK reality for many women and children who seek refuge at the Yoorana Women’s Shelter in Hervey Bay is that they arrive with little more than the clothes on their backs. Their lives will be a little happier this Christmas, however,…
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Awards for community programs

THE ORGANISERS of two University of Southern Queensland (USQ) programs have been honoured with an award that recognises and encourages exceptional community service by USQ employees. FCHP: LEARN and BEAMS have each won a Vice-Chancellor's…
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Aged care professionals in demand

FRASER Coast health professionals looking to hone their skills in aged care now have the opportunity to upgrade their qualifications locally with the introduction of a new graduate certificate at University of Southern Queensland. Vice-Chancellor…

Students celebrate at USQ Fraser Coast

A HUGE reception marquee set the scene to celebrate the end of studies for 2014 at University of Southern Queensland (USQ) Fraser Coast in November. Student Representative Committee acting president Aaron Smith said the event was a “fantastic…

New education gateway for Fraser Coast

A NEW online gateway that promotes the Fraser Coast’s education opportunities from preschool to university has been welcomed by University of Southern Queensland. USQ Vice-Chancellor Professor Jan Thomas congratulated the Fraser Coast…
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Dr Alexander Kist wins national award with SPIDER

UNIVERSITY of Southern Queensland’s Dr Alexander Kist has been honoured with a prestigious award for his work developing an online tool that enhances learning experiences for external engineering students. Dr Kist was awarded the 2014…
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Community pitches in for special school

A HERVEY Bay Special School space described as “just grass and dirt” eight weeks ago is now a beautiful sensory garden thanks to University of Southern Queensland’s (USQ) Change Makers program, Fraser Coast Anglican College (FCAC) students…

USQ Fraser Coast, a rich base for research

UNIVERSITY of Southern Queensland is recognised for its multi-disciplinary research programs that tackle national and global challenges as well as those affecting people living in regional areas. Vice-Chancellor Professor Jan Thomas said…