Fine Arts Student wins first place at Christchurch Art Show

Stephanie McEwin, who is a Fine Arts Honours student at UC, is celebrating after winning first place and $2500 at the inaugural Christchurch Art Show for her piece Yellow Beach 1. McEwin has described her creative painting as “kitschy” with a 1950s feel. Following this exciting accomplishment Stephanie has her sights set on travelling to India where she can learn more about heavily populated nations and develop the theme of her artwork.

For further information read more here.

Stephanie’s winning piece
Stephanie’s winning piece

Events for the second week of August

4th-24th of August:

During these dates there will be a World Press Photo exhibition in the James Hight Library. The powerful photographic collection is thought provoking, and provides a creative insight into our world.
http://www.canterbury.ac.nz/events/EventDisplay.aspx?ItemId=5050

Tuesday 5th August:

Calling all students! On the 5th of August in the Undercroft the ICT Careers Fair will take place. Head along to find out about internship and career opportunities from individual’s already in the industry.
http://www.canterbury.ac.nz/events/EventDisplay.aspx?ItemId=4701

Thursday 7th August:

  • Gamers Galore! At Bentley’s Bar from 7-10pm a gaming themed quiz night will be hosted by the UC Gaming Guild. There will be awesome prizes for the winning teams, and even for best dressed. The event is free, so head along and meet some new guys and gals!
    http://ucsa.org.nz/events/gaming-themed-quiz-night/
  • From 7-11pm at Harringtons Riccarton EFSOC is holding a Casino night! Tickets are a cheap $10 online, or $15 at the door. This night will give you the opportunity to show off your mad card skills, and maybe even win some prizes…
    http://ucsa.org.nz/events/casino-night/
  • Don’t you hate catching the bus? Well not when it’s a busstrip hosted by COMSOC! At 7pm the COMSOC busstrip will leave the Foundry Bar set for a magical night… Tickets are only $15 for members, or $17 for non-members.
    http://ucsa.org.nz/events/comsoc-bus-trip/

Saturday August 9th:

Women in Engineering are holding a Wine and Cheese Evening on August 9th at a mystery location. Only $15 for members, and $20 for non-members. Who doesn’t love wine and cheese?
http://ucsa.org.nz/events/wie-wine-cheese-evening/

UC student shows entrepreneurial promise by launching clothing website

Hannah Port is an international business and law student at UC who has used a summer scholarship and initiative to launch a New Zealand clothing website which focuses on rural clothes for women. Port’s inspiration came from her own background growing up on a farm where she saw there was a gap in the market for more feminine farm clothes. Her website is called Hawthorne Country Design and you can visit it here: http://hawthorncountry.co.nz/.

Read the article to find out more.

Hannah Port, Buisness and Law student.
Hannah Port, Business and Law student.
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