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FROM THE VICE-CHANCELLOR

Vice-Chancellor Professor Robert Stable

My wife Vicki and I had the pleasure of attending the graduation ceremony of our 063 graduates on Saturday 3 February.

I would like to again congratulate the graduates on the successful completion of their Bond University degrees. This will no doubt be an exciting time for you all, as you build on your university studies and your experiences as a member of the Bond community to create your future - to bring your ambition to life.

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BOND NEWS
ANNOUNCING THE BOND COLLEGE FOUNDATION PROGRAM

Bond University is pleased to announce the establishment of the Bond College and the launch of its Foundation Program. Applications are now open for the Foundation Program, which is the first of a host of new pathway and diploma programs being introduced by Bond.

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INAUGURAL BOND UNIVERSITY CAREERS FAIR

Over 3,000 students and employers are expected to take part in the inaugural Bond University Careers Fair in mid-March.

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PUBLIC SPEAKING 101, BOND STYLE

By Mike Grenby, Assistant Professor, Communication & Media
Bashing a barstool, Bond style, is alive and well – from the Ivy League universities in the U.S. via the Sorbonne in Paris to the heights of the Himalayas in Bhutan. Students who take the Public Speaking 101 course at Bond soon learn to expect the unexpected - from bashing barstools, giving toga speeches under the arch, singing Sexy Happy Birthday and facing a barrage of paper balls and verbal abuse in the bad audience impromptu.

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$100,000 FOR BOND UNIVERSITY / INTEL E-HEALTH PROJECT

A collaborative study between Bond University and Intel Australia that may lead to improved treatment for chronically ill patients in remote and regional areas will receive $100,000 in State Government support.

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GROWING COMPUTER GAMES INDUSTRY DRIVING DEMAND FOR GAMING QUALIFICATIONS

Dr Jeffrey Brand"Interactive Australia 2007," a study by Dr Jeffrey Brand of Bond University shows that women and older Australians are the fastest growing audiences for computer and video games.

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HELPING DEVELOP FUTURE ASIA-PACIFIC LEADERS

Liberty Chee (Philippines), Thushara Samaratunga (Sri Lanka), Ariyanti Palupi (Indonesia) Bond University has this year welcomed six postgraduate students from developing nations as part of the Federal Government’s Australian Scholarships initiative.

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HUMANITIES AND SOCIAL SCIENCES RESTUCTURE

Over the last five years, the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences has grown considerably, with a 50% increase in enrolments. To effectively manage this growth, the Faculty has restructured, effective 6 February 07, into three Schools: The School of Communication and Media, School of Humanities and School of Social Sciences.

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ACHIEVEMENTS AND ACCOLADES

Imerdeep and Tania SinghThis month we recognise the achievements of Associate Professor Kuldeep Kumar, Helene Wells, Kamil Abt, Theodora Mwenegoha, Tania Scivetti Sandu and Peter Froelich, and meet a young, future Bondy who is on a mission to raise $10,000 for the Gold Coast Hospital.

If you know of a good success story, please share it with us by emailing kristie_robinson@bond.edu.au.

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THIS ISSUE


ANNOUNCING THE BOND COLLEGE FOUNDATION PROGRAM

INAUGURAL BOND UNIVERSITY CAREERS FAIR

PUBLIC SPEAKING 101, BOND STYLE

$100,000 FOR BOND UNIVERSITY / INTEL E-HEALTH PROJECT

GROWING COMPUTER GAMES INDUSTRY DRIVING DEMAND FOR GAMING QUALIFICATIONS

HELPING DEVELOP FUTURE ASIA-PACIFIC LEADERS

HUMANITIES AND SOCIAL SCIENCES RESTUCTURE

ACHIEVEMENTS AND ACCOLADES

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UPCOMING EVENTS

Gerard Brennan Lecture - with French Minister of Trade, Christine Lagarde

Free Trade Agreements Conference

J Day- for prospective journalism students

Careers Fair

8th Latin Masquerade Ball

Headstart Day - Yr 11

Student for a semester

Open Day 07

All Upcoming Events

IN PROFILE

Stuart AllchurchRUGBY DREAMS FOR AUSTRALIA'S FIRST DOCTOR OF PHYSIO STUDENT
Plenty of up-and-coming rugby players have their eyes set on one day joining the Australian Rugby Union (ARU), but so does exercise science professional Stuart Allchurch.

The first to sign up to Bond University’s new Doctor of Physiotherapy (accreditation pending), Stuart hopes to one day travel the world as a sports physiotherapist for the world’s leading sports teams, with the ARU his ultimate goal.
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BOND AND HARVARD GRADUATE FLYING HIGH
Former Olympic diving champion and Bond Alumnus, Michael Murphy, understands better than most what swimming legend Ian Thorpe and cricketer Shane Warne are going through now that they've retired from elite sport.

During a stellar career spanning 15 years, Michael is credited with putting diving on the map for Australian fans. He represented Australia at the Barcelona and Atlantic Olympics in 1992 and 1994, as well as the Commonwealth Games in 1990 and 1994; notching up our best performances since 1924 in what was then a relatively low profile sport in this country.

“I was really keen to carry on through to the Sydney Olympics but, in the end, I was fighting a back injury that forced me to retire in 1998,” says Michael.

“It was a fairly major transition; going from being a professional athlete one day to a regular uni student the next. As an elite athlete in Australia, you get a lot of attention and special treatment, but that all just stops the moment you retire.

“I guess you could say I went through an identity crisis: After all those years of being an elite athlete, suddenly I didn’t know who I was supposed to be.”

For Michael, it was ultimately his studies at Bond University that got him through – and have set him on the path of his second stellar career with one of the world’s top international management consulting firms.

“When the injuries started becoming a problem in my last couple of years of diving, it made me think about life after sport and what I wanted to do,” he says.

“I spoke to some of my sporting colleagues, including swimmer Chris Fydler who was studying Commerce and Law at Bond.

“That particular combination appealed to me because of the variety of options it opened up. I was lucky enough to receive a full sporting scholarship and, when I retired from sport in my second year at uni, I found my study commitments provided the focus that I really needed to get through all the personal issues I was facing.”

Michael’s commitment to study and his academic achievements at Bond led to his appointment as an Associate Consultant in the Sydney office of Bain & Company. He was one of only seven new graduates selected that year out of 2000 applicants.

Pouring the same dedication into his business career that he once gave to his sport, Michael has performed equally well at Bain & Company – so much so, in fact, that they sponsored him to undertake an MBA at the ultra-prestigious Harvard Business School in 2004.

“Doing an MBA at one of the top US business schools had been a dream of mine since I met a Harvard MBA graduate in my first year at Bond,” says Michael.

“I had to go through a pretty rigorous selection process but, in the end, I was accepted into the MBA programs at both Harvard and Stanford, as well as being awarded the Sir R. G. Menzies Scholarship to Harvard and the Macquarie Bank Graduate Management Scholarship.”

Having survived the intensive and demanding program, Michael graduated from Harvard in May and is now back at Bain & Company, consulting to a wide variety of Australia’s leading telcos, banks, utilities and retail businesses.

And while his business commitments and the birth of his first child preclude any extra curricular sporting involvement right now, he has definite plans to resume his contribution to the Australian sporting community in the not-too-distant future.


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