Art institute welcomes cast of characters

La Trobe Art Institute curator Travis Hodgson doesn’t normally need to wrangle the gallery’s artworks into place, but then again he’s never hung Leigh Hobbs’ work until now. “They could definitely become unruly,” he said of Hobbs’ characters Horrible Harriet, Old Tom and the riotous Mr Chicken. “The way the exhibition is hung also shows... Continue Reading →

Forget the Lycra, just ride says Myl

#BikeBendigoLTU is encouraging us to get on our bikes. And what better inspiration than to hear about the pure joy of the treadlie from one of our own, Executive Assistant to Head of Campus Myl Duffy. This week Myl took the Bike Bendigo Q&A… to stay up to date with the group and share your... Continue Reading →

Trailing Bourke, Wills and whistling kites

The canoe slips gently from the ramp into Serpentine Creek ripples. Outdoor education graduate Kerrie Jennings is on rudder duty at the back. She’s also tasked with calling instructions to a paddler who’s not been in a canoe since Wet Wet Wet was in the charts. High school camp, 1994. I’m assured this is an... Continue Reading →

Students pass on new-found number love

  You’d think the last two weeks of primary school would be spent in a weary tangle of paperchains while waiting for that final bell. But not so at Golden Square. Thanks to a group of volunteer La Trobe education students, the teachers here are seeing out the year immersed in maths. “They’re excited,” said... Continue Reading →

Energy Breakthrough full STEAM ahead

Design and technology lecturer Simon O’Mallon says this weekend’s Maryborough RACV Energy Breakthrough will once again inspire tomorrow’s teachers. Simon and fellow education lecturer Peter Cox will take ten of their students to Maryborough to help judge some of the 6000-plus competitors set to take to Princes Park in their human powered vehicles. The breakthrough challenges... Continue Reading →

Accounting on puppy love

For accounting student Emma Ashworth, choosing a charity to fundraise for as part of her course was one of this year’s easiest uni tasks. It had to be Righteous Pups. The Bendigo-based not-for-profit group trains assistance dogs for at-risk teens and children with autism. “I have a sibling who was diagnosed with autism at a... Continue Reading →

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