Black dog bites visual arts alumnus

Daniel Butterworth’s exhibition, When the Black Dog Bites, completely fills gallery two at the La Trobe Art Institute. Step into the space and the air is thick and charged. It’s not an easy place to be. It’s dense with the emotional weight taken to create these works. There’s space for little else. You’d never guess... Continue Reading →

Civic honour for law student

There are plenty of layers to Khayshie Tilak Ramesh. We’re meeting the law student in her lunchbreak at the Australian Geographic shop to talk about being named Bendigo’s 2017 Young Citizen of the Year. It’s soon evident, there’s much more to her story, although it needs some gentle coaxing. "My sister and I are the... Continue Reading →

Alumni award for international success

As we swelter through a Bendigo January, spare a thought for former resident Dr Simon McIlroy and researcher at Denmark’s Aalborg University, where the month's mercury reaches an average two degrees. Simon said adapting to the country’s winter months has been a challenge, but another year ahead chasing his goals certainly puts the weather into perspective.... 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 →

Civil engineering students pave the future

  One of Bendigo’s busiest streets could serve as a case study for the transport corridors of the future. Three Bendigo civil engineering students have asked the question, what should busy regional roads look like in 2040? To answer they referred to Napier Street in White Hills to design a template for the “ultimate” sustainable... Continue Reading →

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