Archive | March, 2009

Händel’s Messiah for Stellenbosch Celebration

A double celebration takes place on 20 and 21 March 2009 as part of the Stellenbosch Konservatorium Concert Series when Canticum Novum will be performing Händel’s ever popular Messiah as part of their 50 Years Celebration.  The performance also commemorates the 250 year anniversary of Händel’s death. The Messiah is certainly one of the most […]

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Highlights from Handel’s majestic Messiah to be performed in Endler

The Canticum Novum choir and Stellenbosch University Symphony Orchestra, along with soloists Vanessa Tait-Jones, Minette du Toit-Pearce, Willem Bester and Barend van der Westhuizen will be performing highlights from Handel’s sacred oratorio, Messiah, in the Endler Hall, US Konservatorium on Thursday, 2 April at 20:00. Louis van der Watt will be the conductor. This performance […]

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Cross-Roads exhibition

An exhibition of paintings by Proff Daniel Louw and Johan Cilliers of the Faculty of Theology, Stellenbosch University will be exhibited in the chapel of the faculty. Opening of exhibition: Tuesday 31 March 2009 Time: 19:00 Venue: Sol Iustitiae chapel and foyer, Faculty of Theology, 171 Dorp Street Theme: Cross-Roads: Towards a Theology of the […]

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National Library Week celebrated 16-21 March 2009

Annually National Library Week presents an opportunity to celebrate the role of the Library in society and especially on campus. We therefore invite you to attend a few special events at the JS Gericke Library during this week. Photo Competition – The Library @ a Different Angle, 9-20 March Students and staff, harness your photography […]

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MS Word and PowerPoint workshop on 27 and 28 March 2009

A practical workshop, in collaboration with the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, will be presented on Friday 27 and Saturday 28 March 2009 in Humarga where beginners and medium level users will be introduced to the Word and PowerPoint. The times for the workshop are: Friday 27 March ( 14:00 – 17:00) Saturday 28 […]

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SUSPI invites all to a Hip-Hop & Funk Marathon

The Stellenbosch University Sport Performance Institute (SUSPI) invites all dance and fitness enthusiasts to join in a Hip-Hop & Funk Marathon on Friday 27 March, from 16:30 to 18:30 in the DF Malan Indoor Centre at Coetzenburg. Spectators are welcome, and participants can choose between 40min, 80min, or 120min timeslots. Fantastic music and vibrant instructors […]

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Comrades: All you need to know if you want to run this year!

Stellenbosch University will be the host for the Bonitas Comrades Novice Project Seminar held on Saturday 28 March 2009. The seminar will feature a panel of leading sports science experts in the fields of training, nutrition, psychology and injury prevention. Date: Saturday 28 March 2009 Time: 09:00 to 12:00 Venue: Stellenbosch University Sport Performance Institute […]

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Graduates urged to “rethink” in order to open up new possibilities

Graduates urged to “rethink” in order to open up new possibilities

“You are moving out into a world that is likely to be more receptive to your ideas than it has been to the ideas of any group of graduates in recent decades. This is a world that needs your energy and creativity – and knows it.” With these words Dr Shirley Ann Jackson, President of […]

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Seminar: Ecological Imperialism, Bio-Invasions and the Prickly Pear

Speaker: Prof W Beinart (Oxford University) Title: Ecological Imperialism, Bio-Invasions and the Prickly Pear Date: Wednesday 1 April 2009 Time: 13:00 – 14:00 Venue:  Room 316, Wilcocks Building Enquiries: Sandra Swart at sss@sun.ac.za  ALL WELCOME!

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Do not underestimate your potential says Dean of Science at graduation ceremony

“You set yourself free the day you live up to your own expectations rather than by those set by others. The expectation you have of yourself can however be limiting and therefore, you constantly have to set the bar higher.” These were the inspiring words of Prof Eugene Cloete, Dean of the Faculty of Science, […]

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Rector warns Maties will not tolerate racism

Stellenbosch University (SU) will not tolerate any form of racism. Students who render themselves guilty of any such act can expect the ultimate sanction provided for in the student disciplinary code of the University. This is the stern warning by Prof Russel Botman, Rector and Vice-Chancellor, on learning that two students appeared in court after […]

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Fourth-generation Matie graduates with PhD

Fourth-generation Matie graduates with PhD

Tia Jacobs (26) was awarded a PhD in Chemistry by Stellenbosch University (SU) on Tuesday. What is significant about this graduation is that she is the second person from the fourth generation of the Jacobs family to complete her studies at SU. What is more, she is a third-generation natural scientist and a second-generation holder […]

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Stellenbosch University and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute announce collaboration to expand science and engineering capacity

Stellenbosch University and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute announce collaboration to expand science and engineering capacity

Stellenbosch University, one of the premier research universities in South Africa, and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, the oldest technological research university in the United States, are teaming up to expand science and engineering capacity and to encourage young people to focus their energies on addressing the great global challenges of our time. The agreement was formalised […]

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Mentoring essential for successful workplace training, says pioneering engineer

Graduates who have obtained their degrees should not think that they know it all. They should rather see themselves as people with a learner’s licence, who, only after a few years, can rightly say they now have a driver’s licence and are therefore competent in their chosen careers. This was the message given to the […]

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