WHILE this is a very student-focused time of year at Charles Sturt with graduation season set to start next week (6000 graduates will attend 28 ceremonies across the university's national footprint), there are also events open to the general community happening on our campuses this week.
Here are some of the highlights:
Active Living Longer
EXERCISE scientists from Charles Sturt's Active Living Longer (ALLong) program will host a catered social information evening in Bathurst this Friday, December 6 for people aged over 50 who are interested in maintaining and enhancing their health.
Active Living Longer is a not-for-profit organisation supporting older adults to maintain active lifestyles and retain functional independence.
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Founder of Active Living Longer, Dr Eevon Stott, an adjunct research fellow at the Charles Sturt School of Exercise Science, Sport and Health, said the talk is organised in conjunction with the Carer Respite Team from LiveBetter Community Services and Charles Sturt.
"We draw from our experience in research and education to empower people and communities to be healthy and independent for as long as possible," Dr Stott said.
"With more people living longer and increasingly aware of the importance of staying healthy and active, this talk will be of interest to those who are keen to gain insights into how exercise can play a positive role in their later years of life."
The event will be held at Building 1292, Room 205 at Charles Sturt in Bathurst from 5.45pm for a 6.15pm start on Friday. Entry is by gold coin donation.
Spaces are limited and bookings are essential for catering purposes. To register, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0408 721 752.
Pest control lecture
ANYONE with an interest in the natural world will want to attend our upcoming free public lecture titled Sex and Drugs and Pest Control at the Orange campus on Monday, December 9 at 6pm.
This is a rare opportunity to hear from two of the world's leading experts on plant and insect interactions - one a Fellow of The Royal Society, and the other from the Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew.
Professor John Pickett from Cardiff University and Professor Phil Stevenson from the Natural Resources Institute at the University of Greenwich will visit the Orange campus during their lecturing tour in Australia to discuss the world of plants, insects and how ecology can be used to control pests.
The lecture will be held on Monday from 6pm to 8pm in building 1001, room 149 at Charles Sturt in Orange.
To register, please email email@example.com.