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News clippings — October 2006

January 20, 2008 by Tara Brabazon

Three special mentions in the news for this month. As I suggested in my director's cut, there are many projects 'in process' or 'in development' that I can't announce yet. But three special people deserve our attention this October.

Firstly, I wanted to give a shout out to our PCC editor, Angela Thomas-Jones. We have just received the news that Ange is now Dr Ange. Her thesis was passed with high commendation by examiners. We love Ange in the PCC and she has contact with most members most of the time. On behalf of us all, Ange — congratulations. A great woman. A great achievement.

Secondly, I want to note Sonia Bellhouse continued writing career. I taught Sonia — how many years ago??? — but she expressed at that time that she wanted to craft out a writing career. It seems she has her wish. Month after month, she is gaining great writing success in a wide range of publications. We have noticed your achievement, Sonia. You produce remarkable and important work in difficult times.

Finally, Joel Matthews — our correspondent in Japan — is progressing well with his Masters degree. But the grand news for all our Perth-based members is that Joel wrote off a paper to the Asian Studies conference at Curtin University and it was accepted. He will be presenting in November, and received a $1000 scholarship to assist with the trip. Continuing with Joel's conference news, he has just found out that his research group from Kobe University will be presenting at the Inter-Asia Cultural Studies Conference at Shanghai University. Terrific news, Joel. I'll report his conference success in the November news.

As always — congratulations to all — see you in November