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News clippings — July 2006

July 1, 2006 by Tara Brabazon

Great news from our members this month — much involving travel.

We have received the great news that Adam Trainer is now Dr Adam Trainer, having completed the examination process of his doctorate. Having taught for a semester at Curtin University for a first year film theory unit, Adam will be taking up a full-time contract as a B-level lecturer at the Curtin University of Technology's Sarawak Campus in Miri in East Malaysia. Adam will be lecturing, running tutorials and seminars, alongside co-ordinating two film theory and screen production units at Curtin Sarawak. Just before he left for Malaysia, Adam's band Radarmaker launched their album Drawn Like Spires at the Bakery Artrage Complex in Northbridge on July 8, 2006. It was also RTR-FM's local feature in the second week of July.

As one member leaves for Malaysia, Valerie Gowlett has just returned from her travels of England and France. Upon her return, she had the great news that her story 'To be or not to be' a Parent received a commendation by the Midlands Vacation Literary Competition. Valerie has had incredible professional recognition of her writing, and we look forward to continual success and achievement.

It is also my pleasure to report both movement and achievement from Fiona Wheeler. She is soon to return from a trip to the United Kingdom. We look forward to hearing about her trip. But we've also received news that she's just attained a Vice Chancellor's Award for Academic Excellence from Murdoch University. Fiona has always worked effectively in the crossover between cultural studies and tourist studies. But her other great gift is to match social responsibility with intellectual rigour. We are lucky to have her presence in the Collective.

Congratulations to all — onward to August!