Issue 05
01 May 2019

In this issue:

  • The Australian War Memorial @ Samstag Museum of Art
  • Mindful in May: the one-month challenge
  • Win $100 with The UniSA+ Award
  • Pridham Hall's First Birthday: 14 May
  • Healthy Food Market at Magill: 7 May
  • USASA's Chill Vibes: 30 Apr–8 May
  • USASA's UniTopia: 14 May–22 May

    The Australian War Memorial comes to Samstag Museum of Art 

    Samstag Museum of Art presents two major exhibitions from the Australian War Memorial – For Country, for Nation and Reality in Flames – from 25 April to 19 July 2019. 

    For Country, for Nation reflects the experience of war from the perspective of First Nations Australians. Curated by Amanda Jane Reynolds for the Australian War Memorial, it brings to light the long-standing tradition of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in fighting for Country to reveal stories of service in the military and on the front lines of war. 

    Reality in Flames: modern Australian art and the Second World War is the first exhibition dedicated exclusively to exploring how Australian modernist artists responded creatively to the Second World War. The exhibition also features a specially commissioned work by First Nations artists the Unbound Collective. 

    Admission is free, and all are welcome. Open Tuesday–Saturday, 10am–5pm.

    Mindful in May: Take the one-month challenge

    Mindfulness is a modern practice with roots in a number of ancient traditions. To be mindful is to be intentionally aware of the present moment, allowing whatever arises to come and go without judgement.

    When we consciously bring our awareness to our present moment, we learn to intimately connect with the richness of our daily life, loosen destructive thought patterns, and increase our levels of personal wellbeing. 

    For the month of May, take up the challenge to practice 10 minutes of mindfulness a day. Be surprised at how your new habit will transform your mind, impact lives, and how together we could change the world. Mindfulness can provide the following benefits:
    • Stress reduction 
    • Increased self-awareness 
    • Enhanced general psychological health 
    • Increased concentration
    • Decreased levels of depression and anxiety

    Competition Extended: Win $100 with The UniSA+ Award

    Sign up and lodge at least one approved submission for The UniSA+ Award between now and 9am Monday 6 May, and you’ll go in the draw to win a $100 Visa Gift Card to spend however you like. 

    The UniSA+ Award is the the icing on the cake that is your UniSA degree – providing you with an official transcript of all the co-curricular activities you have undertaken during your time at university, and ensuring that you stand out as an exceptional graduate and prospective employee.


    Pridham Hall is Turning One: 14 May!

    On the 14th of May 2019, UniSA Sport invite you to come and celebrate the First Birthday of Pridham Hall! It will be a day of fun and celebration where you will enjoy…
    • Free BBQ
    • Free Play – Badminton + Basketball
    • Rock Climbing
    • Inflatable 10 Pin Bowling
    • Prizes to be won 
    • $1 Entry to the Gym, Pool + and Fitness Studio ALL DAY! 
    We are also offering a $1 Admin Fee on all Direct Debit memberships that sign up on the day (normally $10).

    Healthy Food Market @ Magill Campus

    Come along to the UniSA Healthy Food Market, and, for just $5, select 5 local products from local businesses to create your own platter for lunch. There'll also be a FREE cooking demonstration hosted by SPICED on the day. Entry to the food court is free and everyone is welcome to just hang out and enjoy the event.

    WHEN: Tuesday 7 May, 11.30am–2.00pm
    WHERE: Student Lounge (Building A) Magill Campus
    FEATURING: Since I Met Harry + Phat Buddha Rolls + more

    Tickets are available to secure via pre-purchase now – get in early to avoid missing out.

    USASA's Chill Vibes return for 2019

    Come along to USASA's Chill Vibes to enjoy live music by Kym Miaco, wind down, relax and grow connections with new and old friends! This is a free event for all students – to give your brain a break. 

    UniTopia is BACK!

    UniTopia is a free, wellbeing event for all students – a chance to chill and take some time-out before exams. There's a bunch of activities to explore; we encourage you to relax, move, create, connect and nourish. Here's a little taste of what will be at the event:
    • Live Entertainment
    • Art'n'Plant
    • Therapy Dogs
    • Free Healthy Food
    • Bladez Barber
    • NailBreak Cart
    • UniSA Sport
    • USASA Advocacy
    • Verse Magazine
    • batyr
    • UniSA Medical Clinic
    • UniSA Counselling
    • Wellbeing @ UniSA with Bupa
    • UniSA Student Volunteering
    • ShineSA
    • SAMESH