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Herald shares 50 years of UON

Wednesday, 15 April 2015

A 56-page magazine that celebrates the first 50 years of UON has been published by the Newcastle Herald.

The magazine proudly shares our stories with the broader Newcastle community in recognition of their significant contribution in shaping the University of Newcastle. Herald magazine cover artwork

"From our earliest days, our community has had a stake in its university," Vice-Chancellor Professor Caroline McMillen wrote in an open letter to the community.

"We have come a long way since 1965. In 2015 we pay tribute to our community for your unwavering support over five decades and thank you most sincerely for your contribution to the world-class institution we are today," she wrote.

The magazine's Editor Chad Watson, a proud alumnus of UON, provided some insight into the role UON plays in shaping lives, communities and our regions.

"I left the University of Newcastle almost a quarter of a century ago, but it has never really left me," he writes. 

Chad now sits on the advisory board of UON's bachelor of communication, of which he was one of the first graduates.

"I've got a lot of time for the place because I realise the place it holds in our community.

"What Newcastle needs most is creative and transparent leadership. We need disruption but we also need cohesion. And that is where the university is again vital. We can't be afraid of making mistakes, just afraid of making the same ones twice."

The magazine is a proud reflection of the past, a celebration of the present and a preview of UON's exciting future.

There are multiple copies available by calling into the UON Foundation office in the IDC Building, Callaghan or via your Faculty or Division PVC office (from 20 April).

The magazine has also been published online by the Newcastle Herald.

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