The Messenger

The Weekly E-News for Blue Gum House Residents

Commencement Dinner

The first big formal event of the year is coming up this Wednesday.

The Commencement Dinner is an annual event and this year will be held at Preview Restaurant, right on Campus.

There is a three course meal (free!), good music and the presentation of the 2013 Semester Two Academic Awards.

Dress is semi-formal, this is the perfect time to relax before university begins and celebrate the year ahead for Blue Gum House.

Please register via the WuFoo form and let Sam and Julia know you are attending.

Also coming up this week are the O Week events organised by Campus Central and Campus Life; get involved, meet new people, make memories!




Cleaning Rosters have been developed and distributed by the RAs. Please consider others when you are cooking or hanging out in the common area. The RAs will begin weekly common area/kitchen inspections this week. Please aim to be a good resident of the House.

Also, an early heads up: Week 6 and 12 room inspections will take place for every resident!

Facebook Group... This group is for whole house messages, events, photos and celebrating life in BGH. Remember it is always better to speak to someone in person rather than post on Facebook!

All formal notifications from Accommodation Services and ResLife will be emailed to you and posted on FB.

Please email questions directly to me rather than post on the wall.

College Events for the next week!

Monday February 24

Barefoot Bowls, same place, same time. Leaving from BGH at 4:30; bowls and dinner at Ourimbah RSL.

Tuesday February 25

2:30pm Careers Workshop, this informative hour long session will include an Introduction to Careerhub, Resume/Selection Criteria/Cover letter information, Tips for looking for part time jobs searches, Motivation to start contemplating Internships and other job ready opportunities related to study, Basic Interview skills and the Benefits of Volunteering.

Wednesday February 26

2:30pm Healthy and Happy UoN Session. The best start to a successful study period is to make sure you look after your mental and physical health. This fun and interactive session will equip you with the knowledge and awareness of healthy practices related to diet, sex, alcohol and mental well-being. Afternoon tea is provided. IRC113 (AV3) Inside the Library.

Blue Gum House Commencement Dinner, from 7pm. The first annual BGH Commencement Dinner. To be held at Preview Restaurant at Ourimbah Campus. This semi-formal event will be the perfect chance for the entire house to get together and celebrate the year ahead. Slide show from O month events, good music and conversation will make this night one not to miss.

Thursday February 27

Shopping Day, Westfield Tuggerah 10-4 with international students. Get to know the local area via a shopping trip to the largest shopping centre on the coast. Use public transport to travel to Westfield for a of shopping. With international students.

Friday February 28

Australia Walkabout, bus from Campus with international students. This inspiring look at the huge range of unique native animals includes an Aboriginal Elder and a Guided tour. Lunch will be provided.

Residents of the Week!

Taxi! Big shout out to all the drivers. Please non-drivers remember to say thanks; show your appreciation to those with vehicles. Remember to ask, not assume that you can get a lift!

Karlee and Bec, the Charity Kings!

Julia, scoring a full time job upon graduation.

Next Week...

Sunday - Clean up Australia Day...ICC Swimming Carnival.

Wednesday - Poker Charity Night; see Sam for details!