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August 2006


Women in crime

Law Faculty - new Legal Skills Center for 2007

Bond Associate Professor tops the field in Management Education

Bond recognized for teaching excellence....again

Merging the brands and branding the merger

Bond proves size doesn't matter at University Games

Bond animator named Nescafe Big Break finalist

Student news online at BNN


There is no doubt that women are interested in crime issues: over 60 per cent
of students enrolled in criminology are female; at one recent point all the
senior corrective services positions in the Australian state of Queensland were held by women; and many famous crime writers are female.

Yet, the paradox is that up to 90 per cent of the "clients" of criminal justice agencies are males. Robyn Lincoln (Assistant Professor of Criminology at Bond) explores this paradox by presenting some observations from her own "life in crime" through a discussion of three cases in which she has been intimately involved.

Through these cases of women involved in crime and/or the criminal justice
system, along with her own personal involvement, Robyn traces the intrigue that
crime holds for women. She parallels the story of these women with her own
career development and explores issues of domestic violence, capital punishment
and wrongful convictions.

Robyn taught into the first criminology subject offered at Bond University in 1994 - Crime & Deviance - and since 1999 has been the coordinator of the criminology program for both undergraduate and graduate studies.


Bond University and the Faculty of Law have just commenced work on a Legal
Skills Centre. This is very exciting for Bond and the Law Faculty and for
future Law students enrolling at Bond.

Completion of the building is set for May 2007. It has been modelled with the input from the Faculty, Judges and the Profession so that students get practical experience in the use of their legal skills.

It is like the High Court in Canberra (Australia's capital) with the same systems. A student will be able to walk from this into the high court and know exactly what to do and how to operate the technology. It will be the most advanced in Australia.

We have integrated this in with other functions such as mediation, dispute
resolution, PLT training, etc. It is unique in this when it is paired with the
integrated skills program in the curricula.  All law students will be able to
access these facilities - it will be compulsory for them to do so in order to
progress through their degree programs. The community and legal profession will
be encouraged to use the facilities and interact with our students.

The Skills Centre will offer:

- High use of technology integrated throughout the building
- E-court Rooms
- Practice Court Rooms
- Wireless technology throughout
- Electronic Evidence management systems (the paperless court room)
- Full video conference facilities
- Use of latest teaching technologies
- Teaching Laboratory to compliment unique skills program in the Bond Law
- A building to hone the legal skills of our students so they are 'real
world' savvy before they graduate
- Brings the Facilities in the Faculty into the 21st century to meet the
needs of legal profession in the future

The Law Faculty really is the leader in Australia not only have they been
ranked 9 times the Best Law School in Australia (Graduate Careers Council of
Australia Graduate Destination Survey) but Bond University's Faculty of Law
mooting team have recently confirmed their position as National Champions,
triumphing over the University of Queensland in a rematch of the national final
at the Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition in Washington
D.C (February 2006).

The team of five students went on to progress to the final stages of what is the world's largest moot court competition, earning Bond University Law a place in the top 16 international law schools and leaving over 100 competitors from around the world in their wake.

Bond Associate Professor tops the field in Management Education

Major international recognition has been bestowed upon Bond's Associate Professor of Management, Amy Kenworthy-U'Ren. who recently won one of the most prestigious teaching awards in her field.

Amy has taken out the 2006 ‘New Educator' award, an honor bestowed by the Organisational Behaviour Teaching Society (OBTS). Even more of a coup for Amy is the fact that this is the first time the award has been given to an academic outside the United States.

More specifically, the new educator shows promise as a new voice and brings new ways of thinking about and practicing management education. The criteria for winning the award include a track record of excellent teaching evaluations, innovation in teaching, published scholarship on teaching, and a demonstrated commitment to the advancement of management education.

The OBTS judges were impressed by what they referred to as Amy's ‘deeply student-focused teaching technique', saying the quality of her work is obvious and her commitment to pedagogical innovation and promise well-documented.

Innovative teaching methods are a key part of Amy's classroom environment.


Following on from the international recognition bestowed upon Dr Amy
Kenworthy-U'ren when she was awarded the 2006 New Educator Award in May, our
reputation for teaching excellence has again been acknowledged, this time by
the prestigious Carrick Institute for 2006, confirming our leadership in this area in

These awards mark another outstanding achievement for the university and our world-class academic staff.


Corporate Branding Strategies for M&As

A paper by Richard Ettenson and Jonathan Knowles, Structured Intuition Inc.

Rich is a frequent visitor to Bond. He is Associate Professor and Area
Coordinator of Marketing at Thunderbird, The Garvin School of International
Management. A merger or acquisition is one of the more daunting management
challenges executives will undertake. And by any measure, their track record is
not good. Post-merger relationships between each company are often contentious,
promised synergies remain elusive, employees are distrustful and disgruntled,
and in general, once the deal is done, customers become cynical and
dissatisfied. Not surprisingly, and exactly opposite to the strategic intent
going in to a deal, mergers and acquisitions (M&As) more often than not end up
destroying value for the companies involved.


Bond University has taken out the Patrons Population Cup at the Northern
University Games for a record fourth time in the 13-year history of the award.

The win has confirmed Bond's place as the best sporting university, based on
campus size, within the northern region of Australia. Over 240 Bond students
represented the university at the games, which were held on the Sunshine Coast
earlier this month.

Proving size doesn't matter, the Bond team also placed fifth overall out of the
13 competing universities.

The achievements didn't stop there with the Aussie Rules football team being awarded a Gold Medal as the undefeated champions of the competition. Silver medals were also awarded to the men's and women's badminton teams, men's golf team and ten pin bowling team, with the mixed netball team taking out bronze.

The men's squash, rugby union, baseball and mixed lawn bowls teams also competed strongly, making their way to semi-finals.

Several teams will now have the opportunity to travel to Adelaide to compete in
the Australian University Games next semester.


Bond University Film and Television student and animator extraordinaire,
20-year-old Cameron Edser, has been named as one of 14 national finalists in
the Nescafe Big Break competition.

The prestigious competition, now in its 17th year, gives away cash grants to help young people turn their big ideas into reality. This isn't the first time Cameron's talents in animation have brought him success. Last year, he beat hundreds of other high-school students around the country to take top honors in the Bond University Film and Television Awards (BUFTA), with his claymation entry The Bushman from Bunyip Billabong .

With the place in the national finals securing a minimum $4,000 grant, and
putting him in with a good shot of the major prize - a whopping $100,000


See the latest news from the FILM & TV and Journalism students at BNN (Bond Network News).

BNN is a joint effort of journalism and television production students from the
Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences at Bond University and aims at giving
students practical experience in television news production and presentation
while providing a TV news service for the university and the wider Gold Coast



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