spring racing carnival in Melbourne has just come to an end. It is a period
filled with activities both in the month leading to the Melbourne Cup and the
week of Cup races. At St. Patrick’s we opened our festivities with the celebration
of the 20th anniversary of our Business School in Melbourne. The Faculty of
Business and Law hosted a star studded cocktail party on the deck of the Daniel
Mannix Building.In recent weeks the
School followed up with a public forum on the not for profit sector.
eighth Walter Silvester Memorial Lecture attracted a broad audience and in the
same week, the celebrations continued with the Melbourne Student Association (MCSA)
Ball. I joined some 900 students at the Docklands venue and commend the MCSA
team for organising a terrific event. Needless to say, I left earlier than the
other 900 people, who stayed on to enjoy the evening.
School of Education and Arts launched the 2014 Bachelor of Visual Arts Graduate
Exhibition with the awarding of prizes and another cocktail function to welcome
guests to our Brunswick Street Gallery. Three days later the School hosted the
annual Pixel Prize Photographic Exhibition and prize giving with over one
hundred entrants. Both exhibitions remained open for public viewing.
drew to an end with ‘Yolks’ Day racing. Staff contributed a plate and over 100
people gathered on the Daniel Mannix Deck for the egg and spoon races. I was
eliminated in the first heat.
next large scale celebration is the installation Mass at St. Patrick’s
Cathedral for our new Chancellor Mr John Fahey AC this Sunday.
Raheen Library team have extended a general invitation for a ‘Christmas in the
Library’ morning tea Tuesday, 2nd December
and we finish the year with a Campus Mass celebrated by Archbishop Hart, 12
December, followed immediately by a large-scale staff luncheon in Cathedral
Hall to acknowledge the talent and extraordinary commitment of the St.
Patrick’s staff community.
It has been an intensely busy year for everyone on
Campus, however, Spring in Melbourne always has its carnival events.