Installation Service for the 12th Warden of St Paul’s

Installation Service for the 12th Warden of St Paul’s

4 months ago

On Saturday 29 February the wider Pauline community gathered to celebrate the commissioning and installation of the new Warden. Following his prior years as a Pauline student and as a Fellow on the College Council, the Reverend Dr Ed Loane cemented his commitment to College when he was formally installed as the 12th Warden of St Paul’s by the Right Reverend Dr Michael Stead, Bishop of South Sydney. More than 250 students and friends of College attended the Chapel Service, jointly led by Bishop Stead and the College Chaplain, Reverend Antony Weiss. The Director of Music, Mr David Drury, conducted several uplifting hymns with the College Choir. Following readings by Miss Eveline Dwyer on behalf of Graduate House, and Mr Harry Croker on behalf of the Undergraduate community, the Deputy Chairman of Council, the Reverend Andrew Sempell, presented Dr Loane to Bishop Stead. Dr Loane knelt before the Bishop and

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Appointment of St Paul’s College Dean of Undergraduates

5 months ago

10 February 2020 The Warden of St Paul’s is delighted to announce the appointment of Casey White as St Paul’s College’s first full-time Dean of Undergraduates. Casey is an award-winning education leader with extensive experience in collegiate communities and strategically implementing improvements for student experience. His passion for the development of young adults in university colleges arose from his own formative experience in college as an undergraduate. Since then he has served in many collegiate roles including Sub-Dean, Dean of Residents and Dean of Students at colleges in both Canberra and Sydney. He has also taken leadership roles in college advancement with great success in building philanthropic activity and enhancing alumni relations. In recent years he has been developing strategic and innovative programs to improve residential life for university accommodation services, including at Sydney University. His belief in the benefits of a distinctly collegiate education, however, attracted him away from

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St Paul’s seeks Dean of Undergraduates applications

6 months ago

St Paul’s College is seeking an outstanding Dean of Undergraduates to lead the College’s growing undergraduate community, contribute to the provision of a world-class collegiate experience within the University of Sydney, lead the undergraduate community staff team, and champion a culture of inclusion and respect for all. The Dean will support academic, broader intellectual, cultural, sporting, spiritual, community service and social activities within the undergraduate community, as well as contribute to alumni and other stakeholder engagement. Reporting to the Warden, and contributing as part of the senior staff of the College to the development of the whole College community, the Dean will work to ensure efficient management of the undergraduate community’s operations and finances. The Dean will also work to promote St Paul’s College as a preferred destination for students of diverse backgrounds from metropolitan and non-metropolitan NSW, interstate, and overseas. This is a significant appointment requiring leadership skills, a

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The Reverend Dr Max Wood appointed to St Paul’s College Council

7 months ago

The St Paul’s College Council is delighted to announce the appointment of the Reverend Dr Max Wood as a Council Fellow. Following the recent casual vacancy resulting from the appointment of the 12th Warden of St Paul’s College, the Council unanimously resolved to invite Revd Dr Wood to re-join Council. Revd Dr Max Wood accepted the invitation and will officially commence as a Council Fellow from Wednesday 15 January, 2020. Revd Dr Wood had previously served the College community as a Fellow from April 2015 to November 2018, when the modernised St Paul’s College Act 2018 reduced the number of Fellows from 18 to 12. During his tenure, Revd Dr Wood made an integral contribution towards the planning and commencement of the Ivan Head and Graduate House Buildings. “It is a great honour to be welcomed back to St Paul’s to serve as a Fellow for the benefit of the

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Grisp mentor program continues to grow

8 months ago

Mentors of current students gathered at the College on 21 October to celebrate the growth of the Grisp program. The program has grown to facilitate the partnering of 32 mentors and students in their penultimate or final year of university. The mentors are old Paulines and their work colleagues, with experience in their respective fields, who are keen to help third or fourth years with the often difficult transition from academia to practice. Mentors and their students joined formal dinner to socialise and to hear from the Sub-Warden, Dr Mark Schembri, on the mutual benefits of developing relationships built on practical work place skills. The Sub-Warden emphasised the importance of community and belonging which accompanies a mentoring relationship. The Grisp program endeavours to support the provision of ongoing professional mentoring and advice for students of St Paul’s College. It offers a platform where past and present residents of the College

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Inaugural Outreach Dinner a huge success

8 months ago

In early October, St Paul’s held its inaugural Outreach Dinner with volunteers from some of the charitable organisations in which our students are involved. Some of the initiatives include support at the Newtown Mission, service at the overnight shelter for homeless men at Christ Church St Laurence, assistance at the Berkeley Centre in Wollongong, help at Lou’s Place which provides refuge for women in crisis, and student mentoring through the Australian Indigenous Mentoring Experience and Profecta. The student-led initiatives at charitable organisations are exemplary of the College’s commitment to foster outward-looking and community-minded students. Undergraduate student, Mr Ned Lindsay, summed up his thoughts on the positive role of outreach: “As you can tell with nine different groups of people coming together, outreach creates a powerful connection with communities. It connects communities through a sense of respect and understanding, and it connects communities through hardship, and the humbling experience of life

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