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Feast Day of Saint Edith Stein: 9 August

Tuesday, August 9th, 2016

On the 9th of August, we celebrate the Feast Day of St Edith Stein, ACU's patron saint of research. St Edith Stein was a brilliant German Jewish philosopher, earning her doctorate in philosophy from the University of Freiburg in 1916. After reading the autobiography of St Teresa of Avila that she began a spiritual ...

Feast Day of Saint Mary Mackillop: 8 August

Monday, August 8th, 2016

On the 8th of August, we celebrate the Feast Day of St Mary MacKillop, our university patron saint. Mary Mackillop has special significance for staff and students at ACU. 
Born on 15 January 1842 in Brunswick Street, Fitzroy, directly opposite the University's Melbourne Campus (St Patrick's), she dedicated her life to works ...

Chega! Report on display at Melbourne

Monday, November 16th, 2015

“Chega” is a Portuguese word, meaning “No More.” Chega! is also the title of the Report of the Commission for Reception, Truth and Reconciliation in Timor-Leste (CAVR). The Report's five volume set is now on display in our Melbourne Campus Library, after being presented to Dr. John Ballard, Associate Vice-Chancellor of the ...

Medieval Fayre at Strathfield

Thursday, October 22nd, 2015

Visitors entering Strathfield Campus Library are looking a little perplexed. And with good reason. Pride of place in the entry is a silver, sword-festooned chair. No, we’re not road-testing new student furniture: the chair is a show piece for the Medieval Fayre which is taking place on campus on Saturday, ...

Counselling on wheels

Thursday, September 10th, 2015

If your thoughts turn to Woody Allen reclining on a couch in a therapist’s office when you hear the word counselling, you might just have to think again. In Nowra, on the South Coast of New South Wales, one program is taking counselling to the peeps – kids that is. Little ...