From the Vice-Chancellor
Professor Roy Crawford
It is a pleasure to celebrate and honour the recipients of the 2014 University of Waikato Distinguished Alumni Awards.
Please join with me in congratulating Jamie Fitzgerald, Dr Arthur Grimes, Le Mamea Taulapapa Sefulu Ioane and Parekawhia McLean on this momentous occasion. These alumni are a credit to this University and we are proud to acknowledge their achievements in this special Distinguished Alumni E-Newsletter.
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Win tickets to the Topp Twins' new tour
We're excited to be giving away double passes to the Topp Twins' new tour - The Grand Ole Topp'ry. The Topp Twins are Honorary Doctors of the University. To enter simply head to our Facebook page and tell us which Waikato alum you admire and why. Full T&Cs are here.
Would you prefer to hear from us electronically?
The University's annual alumni magazine, Off Campus, will soon go to print. If you would prefer an e-version of the magazine, let us know by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
The spring issue of re:think, Waikato's research and innovation publication, is now available to view online.
Inaugural Professorial Lectures 2014
This lecture series introduces the University's newest professors to the community. Come along to hear how our people are having an impact on the world around us.
14 October: Professor Robert Hannah, Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences.
Harvard professor to give public lectures in Hamilton and Wellington
Harvard University Professor of economics and demography, David Bloom, will base himself at the University of Waikato for October as the visiting Golden Jubilee Distinguished Professor. He will deliver two public lectures, one in Wellington on October 16 and one on campus in Hamilton on October 21, where he will talk about prospects for economic growth through the lenses of demography and health. Keep an eye out for more information on our website.
Café Scientifique, 28 October
Café Scientifique welcomes members of the community to come along and hear the latest news in science and technology in a relaxed and informal setting in Tauranga. 28 October: Anthropologist and writer Dame Anne Salmond will speak as part of the Royal Society Rutherford Lecture Series.
Keep an eye out for details on our upcoming New Zealand alumni events on our Facebook page, or update your details to make sure you receive an invitation to an event in your region. These events are valuable opportunities to meet and network with your fellow alumni.
Auckland Alumni & Friends, 6 November
Hamilton Young Alumni & Friends, 13 November
Tell us your stories!
In celebrating our 50th anniversary, we're also celebrating you - our alumni. So tell us what you've been up to since graduating, and you could be part of our Jubilee Profiles.
Help us reconnect
Lost alumni are graduates we have lost touch with, and we want to be in touch with as many of our alumni as possible. Check the Lost Alumni list to see if you or someone you know is on there.
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Keep up to date with alumni news, information and events here.