Come down and take part in a Tree Planting at the University of the Sunshine Coast tomorrow!

Come down and take part in a Tree Planting at the University of the Sunshine Coast tomorrow!

Tree Planting USCThe University of the Sunshine Coast would like to invite community members, USC staff and students to a tree planting event on the USC campus tomorrow.

If you would like to attend this event please meet at the Lakeside BBQ shelter on the uni campus at 9 a.m. tomorrow, all guests are welcome to stay as long as you like

Just a reminder to please bring sun protection, covered shoes and gloves along with a bottle of water so you can stay hydrated.

USC will be providing top up water and light refreshments on the morning please RSVP to Mr Scott Burnett via the email address below if you would like to take part.

Planned burn of USC’s Compensatory Habitat

Planned burn of USC’s Compensatory Habitat

As a component of the fire management program for the University of the Sunshine Coast, a small area within the Compensatory Habitat translocation site has been identified as requiring a prescribed burn.

USC Compensatory Habitat
The section for the prescribed burn of USC’s Compensatory Habitat this Saturday is Area 1

This area is in the far corner of the University and adjacent to the University lakes, Claymore road and the Chancellor Park estate. The aim of this burn is to reduce the volume of heathland and forest fuels and to create a mosaic pattern of burnt and unburnt areas within the translocated habitat area. This will help reduce the intensity of any subsequent wildfires and provide favourable conditions for natural heath and forest regeneration.

Prior to burning a permit to light the fire will be issued by the local fire warden.

Suitable weather conditions such as moisture, humidity and wind speed and direction will dictate an appropriate day and time for the burn to take place. Depending on weather & a few other variables it will take place on the first suitable day of the following alternatives:-

Saturday, 23rd July
Wednesday, 10th August

Please note it is not intended to initiate burning for the entire reserve, with the prescribed burn encompassing 1 hectare of the reserve. The burn is planned to commence at approximately 10am on the first of those available days nominated above and is expected to be completed by 11am.

The burn will be undertaken by Officers from Rural Fire Service Queensland. During the burn access will be restricted.

Spread the word about USC’s upcoming Parent Information Evening!

Spread the word about USC’s upcoming Parent Information Evening!

Do you know any parents with children who are considering university?
We recognise the important role parents play in supporting their kids through university. Our dedicated Parent Information Evening provides parents with tips and ideas on how to help their child on their journey to university.

We would greatly appreciate your help in getting the word out to parents about this event. The information below is available for you to forward to your networks.

USC Parent Information Evening
Tuesday 21 July

USC’s Parent Info Evening will feature guest presentations from USC academics providing information and tips on how to help your child on their journey towards university and make decisions about their future.

Topics include:

Essential mathematics for the 21st Century
Presented by Professor Shelley Dole – Head of School, School of Education

Game changing technology: Preparing your kids for jobs that don’t exist yet
Presented by Ben Rolfe – Lecturer, Serious Games Development

Date: Tuesday 21 July

Time: Light supper from 5.45pm for a 6:15pm start

Venue: Lecture Theatre 7, Building C, Sippy Downs



USC Relay for Life – Community Support Needed

The USC Relay For Life committee is in desperate need for more community-minded locals to help get the USC Relay back on track and make the 2014 event the best yet.

The current committee is seeking volunteers with enthusiasm and ideas to contribute to a great Relay event.

The USC Relay For Life is becoming an important annual event on the region’s local calendar, but if it is to continue, it needs the full support of the community so we are inviting community members who are interested in joining the Relay committee to attend the upcoming meeting on Thursday 27th march 2013 at 2pm at the USC Student guild Demountable Building where you can find out how you can support and get involved in making this year’s Relay a success.

If you’re passionate about making a difference and having a little fun along the way, then come along to the USC Relay For Life committee’s meeting and help them to make the Relay one to remember.

The USC Relay committee is super passionate about sharing the spirit and excitement of the event with the community.

The strength of the Sippy Downs community’s support at previous Relay For Life events has proven that we have everything it takes to make a great Relay and I hope that some community minded people will join us.

Cancer is a disease that affects everyone in some way, and Relay allows all of us to show our support to those affected, remember loved ones lost, and fight back against a disease that takes too much.

All funds raised from the event will support Cancer Council Queensland’s vital work in cancer research, education programs and patient support services.

Please feel free to forward this post to family and friends who you think would be interested in helping shape the 2014 USC Relay for Life.(Image courtesy of USC – (dot) au/university/news-and-events/news/2013/april/usc-teams-gear-up-for-relay-for-life/.)