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 Otago Connection issue 1 2012

Clocktower at sunset 

The e-newsletter that keeps families connected with student life at Otago

Harlene and students
Vice-Chancellor plays big part in Otago Orientation

2012 Orientation week was a great success, says University of Otago Vice-Chancellor Professor Harlene Hayne.

Feature Immersed in the Pacific way of life
Growing up in white, middle-class Westport, medical student Helen Martyn recalls little cultural diversity in the community.
James Blake photo on boat thumbnail. Crossing the Tasman on oar power
Master of science communication student, James Blake, created his own place in New Zealand history late last year, as a member of the first rowing team to cross the Tasman by oar power.
Feature Sports and recreation facility opens
Unipol Recreation Centre Manager Daniel Porter says students are excited about the new facilities at the University Plaza building located at the Forsyth Barr Stadium site.

Other news at Otago

Abseiling down Richardson thumbnail smallOrientation week gallery
Check out our photos of students and activities at Orientation 2012…

David Short at Sheer memorial hospital thumbnailA taste of third world medicine
Trainee intern David Short has returned to Christchurch after working in hospitals in Nepal and Tanzania with a new-found appreciation for…

David Short at Sheer memorial hospital thumbnailFocus also on families at new Plaza Café
The recently opened University building at the Forsyth Barr Stadium site is more than just a superb new facility for students and University staff…

Beach erosion Project geography thumbnailScience academy: Opening up a world of possibilities
Secondary school students attending the Otago University Advanced School Sciences Academy are enthusiastic about their adventures…

Loulou and Zane thumbnailRed carpet royalty for film-makers
Second-year students Eloise (Loulou) Callister-Baker and Zane Pocock had no idea how big their win in “The Outlook for Someday”…

Campus watch tent thumbnail smallCampus Watch: Keeping students safe
The Proctor’s office and Campus Watch play an important role during the academic year, and during Orientation Week, Proctor Simon Thompson…

Sextet outside Clocktower thumbnail100-year-old Sextet struts stuff at O-Week
One of the nation’s longest surviving choirs, the historic University of Otago Sextet, got out and about in song during the University’s…

Samantha Berry thumbnailEntrepreneurial spirit behind new business
The seed planted as a business venture in Samantha Berry’s mind as an undergraduate student has come to fruition - thanks to her Master of…

Flu season thumbnailFlu Vaccinations are now available from Student Health
Every year significant numbers of students develop influenza. It can keep them in bed for a week or more, preventing students from doing…

What's on in Dunedin

Dunedin Fringe Festival
15-25 March

Three Short Ballets from the Big Apple
Sunday, 18 March

iD Dunedin Fashion Week
27 March-1 April 2012

Highlanders v Rebels
Friday 30 March, 7.35pm

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