Archive | January, 2012

SU Employee Volunteer Programme 2012

Do you think it is time to step out of your comfort zone – maybe time to volunteer some of your free time?  Well, here is an opportunity to do just that.  CANSA Shavathon project CANSA Shavathon is work made fun!!  Give just a few hours of your time to shave and/or spray a few […]

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Theological day: Faith between religion and culture

The Theological Day of the Faculty of Theology, which marks the start of the academic year, will focus on the theme Faith between Religion and Culture. The presenters are Antjie Krog, Nico Koopman, Jeremy Punt and Amanda du Preez. The event will take place on Monday, 6 February 2012 from 09:00 – 13:00 in the […]

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PhD oral examination

The oral examination of PhD candidate Ms Heidi Raubenheimer with the dissertation title: Managing portfolio managers: the impact of market concentration, cross-sectional return dispersion and restrictions on short sales  will take place on Wednesday, 8 February 2012 at 14:00 in The Board Room (USB Main Building). Please contact Mrs Marietjie van Zyl 021-9184205/ mvz@belpark.sun.ac.za.

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Free workshop

Stellenbosch University Language Centre 16 and 17 February 2012 On 16 and 17 February 2012, we are presenting our popular workshop series, Effective minutes for successful meetings: a two-day workshop series. Participants have the option to attend either day1 or day 2 or both days in the series. However Day 1 equips the participant to […]

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PhD graduate obtains international commendation for groundbreaking work

A doctoral dissertation produced by a PhD graduate from the Psychology Department at Stellenbosch University (SU) was recently selected as one of the 10 most highly commended dissertations by the International Institute for Qualitative Methodology (IIQM) in 2011. The Institute is based at the University of Alberta in Canada and receives dissertations from all over the […]

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A MAD time for first year Maties at Stellenbosch

First Year students at Stellenbosch (SU) are in for a MAD week on campus. As part of the Welcoming Programme, students will for the first time take part in MAD² (Making A Decision 2 Make A Difference). MAD² is a student-driven fundraising effort that links directly with the Student Representative Council giving students a direct […]

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First years set new world record

1500 human dominoes, aerobic exercises and dancing to the music of Abba’s Dancing Queen, flopping on the floor like a fish and spooning. These were some of the interesting items performed by first year students of the Validus Cluster of Stellenbosch University (SU) in which they believe to be a new world record for the […]

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‘The effect of ultraviolet-C treatment on the biochemical composition of beer’

Biochemistry Forum:  PhD defence Candidate: Antione Mfa Mezu Title: “The effect of ultraviolet-C treatment on the biochemical composition of beer” Promotor: Pieter Swart Date:  Thursday, 2 February 2012 Time: 14:00 Venue:  Biochemistry Seminar Room A111, JC Smuts Building, Stellenbosch Enquiries:  Prof Amanda Swart, tel: 021 808 5864, E-mail: acswart@sun.ac.za.

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Broaden your scope and SKILL in the Netherlands

The SKILL programme invites South African master’s students to apply for courses in April, May and June 2012! Applications must be sent before February 6th! Experience student life in the Netherlands while developing your academic skills. You can do courses of up to three months at a Dutch university. The courses are in the fields […]

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Stroke rehabilitation research

Do you know of someone who has suffered a stroke? Or have you ever suffered a stroke yourself? The Department of Sport Science is looking for volunteers to participate in a study on the effects of exercise on the functional capacity and cognitive performance of stroke survivors. By participating in this study volunteers will receive […]

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‘Dinklees’ programme to boost Afrikaans as a language of science

A boost for Afrikaans as a language of science. This is the general feeling after the launch of “Dinklees met ʼn plan: ʼn kursus in gevorderde taalvaardighede”. (Think-reading with a plan: a course in advanced language skills). The programme, launched by the Language Centre of Stellenbosch University (SU) last week, helps students and other users […]

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PhD oral examination

The oral examination of PhD candidate CG Jacobs with the title Vragrangskikkings ter voorkoming van asmassalasgrens-oorskryding deur padvragkarweiers in Suid-Afrika will take place on Friday, 10 February 2012 at 14:00 in Room 715, CGW Schumann Building.  Anyone welcome, please contact Marie Malherbe mm4@sun.ac.za / 021-808 2225.

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PhD oral examination

The oral examination of PhD student AI Jansen with the title Aspects of the Economics of Water Management in Urban Settlements in South Africa, with a focus on Cape Town will take place on Monday, 13 February 2012 at 10:00 in Room 715, CGW Schumann Building.  Please contact Marie Malherbe at mm4@sun.ac.za or 021-808 2225 […]

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Use gap-year to become an entrepreneur

The idea of a gap-year, typically to do odd jobs in London, Europe or elsewhere, has become the “in thing” among school-leavers because many are still uncertain as to what they want to do and achieve in life. Even after such a gap-year more often than not many still don’t know what they want to […]

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SU welcomes international students

“You are at a good university with a diverse student community. Make the best of the time here academically, socially and culturally.” With these words, Mr Robert Kotzé, Senior Director of the Postgraduate and International Office at Stellenbosch University (SU), on Wednesday (January 25) welcomed a new group of international students at the University. Kotzé […]

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