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In brief

Criminology conference

In September 2007, South Australia will host the 20th Australian and New Zealand Society of Criminology (ANZSOC) Conference. This will be the first time that South Australia has hosted the event in its 25-year history. The (now) annual conference is the key summit for crime and criminal justice issues on both sides of the Tasman and in the region. Chaired by UniSA’s Professor Rick Sarre, the conference committee consists of criminologists from Flinders University Law School and the Office of Crime Statistics and Research. The committee plans to draw expert international speakers and some 400 national delegates to Adelaide. Prof Sarre said key themes for the 2007 gathering are likely to be national and regional security and other issues that have become matters of public interest and debate.

Whyalla opens wellness and fitness hub

Australia’s first community-based research program designed to help overweight adults is off to a running start following the launch of Whyalla’s Wellness and Fitness Hub in April. The Hub is an important facility for the Shape Up for Life: Whyalla Nutrition and Exercise Study, one of the programs of the Australian Technology Network’s Centre for Metabolic Fitness being run by the Centre for Regional Engagement. Facilities in the complex include a gallery room that creatively combines an aerobic workout area and artwork gallery; a wellness and fitness room with diagnostic and anaerobic facilities; and an aerobic activities room with equipment that includes rowing machines, exercise bikes and electronic treadmills.

2005 UniSA Medal winners

Congratulations to the recipients of the UniSA Medal, awarded annually to students for outstanding academic merit and a high quality of performance throughout an undergraduate degree program. Division of Business: Amy Sarah King, Bachelor of Business (International Business); Amy Krystal Smith, Bachelor of Business (Property). Division of Education, Arts and Social Sciences: Dylan Matthew Kissane, Bachelor of Arts (Honours); Melinda Rankin, Bachelor of Visual Arts (Specialisation). Division of Health Sciences: Joanna Marcelina Keenlyside, Bachelor of Applied Science (Occupational Therapy); Elizabeth Ann Lynch, Bachelor of Health Science (Honours). Division of Information Technology, Engineering and the Environment: Alice Bednarz, Bachelor of Applied Science (Mathematical and Computer Modelling); Thu Giang Nguyen, Bachelor of Applied Science (Honours) (Industrial and Applied Mathematics). Whyalla campus: Penelope Ann Kelly, Bachelor of Social Work.

Award-winning IP promotion

The distinctive Intellectual Property poster and brochure designed to commemorate the opening of UniSA’s Blueprint buildings last year has caught the eye of judges at the 29th Adelaide Advertising and Design Awards. Designed by marketing and brand management agency Kick in conjunction with the Marketing and Development Unit, the poster won a silver award in the poster design section and the commemorative booklet took out a bronze in the catalogue design section. The awards recognise outstanding contribution to advertising, promotion, publicity and design.