Message from the Vice-Chancellor
Welcome to this December 2012 edition of Lumen.
In my first few months at the University of Adelaide, I have been pleased to meet many members of our alumni community. No matter where we meet, I have been impressed with the unequivocal affection and sense of pride in their alma mater that is always apparent.
We are entering a new phase for the University, for we have a new 10-year strategic plan, Beacon of Enlightenment, that will take us to our 150th anniversary in 2024. And while the plan outlines new directions for the University in research and learning, it also recognises the important roles alumni can play. We are going to call on our working alumni to be career mentors in the workplace for final-year students; we want to call on alumni families to become hosts for an international student - to invite them into their home and show them the city and the State - and we are seeking alumni to help in other ways.
I hope you will read our Beacon of Enlightenment, available on our website, and trust that you enjoy the alumni stories in this edition of Lumen.
Professor Warren Bebbington
Vice-Chancellor and President