Elections to Academic Board and Council
Nominations are being sought for the following vacancies on Monash University Council and Academic Board:
Please refer to notices on official and faculty notice boards for eligibility of both voters and candidates and the global email issued on 24 August.
In nominating and voting, Monash students are asked to consider the university's commitment to equal representation of women and men on committees.
If more than one nomination is received for any of these positions, a ballot will be held between 4 and 7 October.
Nominations close at 12 noon on Monday 13 September.
Nomination forms can be obtained from Mr John Sloss, Acting Returning Officer, PO Box 257, Caulfield East, 3145 (telephone 9885 4534, fax 9885 1221).
Inquiries may also be directed to Ms Isa Di Trocchio, University Secretariat, extn 55049.
New gym membership scheme
The Sports and Recreation Association at Clayton has just released a public membership scheme.
Gym Plus One membership, which includes aerobics, aquatics and spin, costs $45 per month.
Gym Plus All membership, which entitles the member to use all gym facilities and attend any classes, costs $65 per month.
For more information, contact the association on extn 54111.
Indigenous film festival
Renowned Aboriginal filmmaker Mr Richard Franklin will open the inaugural indigenous film festival, Spirit of Our Story, at the Gippsland campus on Wednesday 1 September at 7.30 pm.
The film festival, being presented by the Centre for Australian Indigenous Studies at Gippsland, will play over four days in the student union lounge. Admission is free.
Some of the films to show in the program include Deadheart, Bush Mechanics, Radiance and No Way to Forget.
For further information on the film festival, contact the centre on extn 26765.
Japan culture tour
The Japanese Study Centre is planning a tour of Japan featuring Japanese culture, art and religion.
The tour will begin in Tokyo, and take in Kyoto, Kanazawa, Nara, Kumano, Ise and Oaska.
In Kanazawa, there will be a week's homestay with Japanese families, as well as a Japanese language and culture program.
The cost of the tour is $5600 ($5200 for students) and university accreditation is available.
Expressions of interest or bookings should be made by 30 September to the Japanese Studies Centre on extn 52260.
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