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you know those moments you wait your whole life for? well this was one of them. and as I stood there wearing that robe that for me symbolised 22 fast tracked months of an entire degree, there was only one thought on my mind.

that moments, even the most beautiful of them, pass like a mist that is here one second and gone the next. no matter how much you try and cling to them, they pass.

but amidst the temporary is the presence of the eternal.

i could smile joyfully knowing that though this moment was fleeting, the God of my degree and my life is forever permanent and ever unchanging. yes, moments pass, but God remains the same, “yesterday, today and forever” (Hebrews 13:8).

Because of that, I can rejoice and find remarkable beauty and meaning in moments such as these, knowing they point to a greater, more permanent reality of the presence of God.

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this week I graduated from the University of Wollongong, Bachelor of Arts (Deans Scholar) with Distinction, with a double major in English and History.

I cannot express with words my thankfulness for this moment, and everything that it means - the comfort, provision and grace of God that has daily strengthened me throughout the entire fast-tracked 22 months of my degree.

I’m so thankful to Him for who He placed in my life to point me back to the purpose of my degree. That every word I wrote and friendship I made was always all about Jesus and making His name great on my university campus.

theguardian.com
Some clownfish have no personality, Australian study finds

Lead researcher Dr Marion Wong, from the University of Wollongong, said observing different personality traits in clownfish was no different from observing different personality traits in dogs.
The small fish with a big personality: Study reveals unique blenny behaviour in pictures Read moreEach behaviour was scored out of 10.
An individual personality is taken to be individual behaviours in response to the same conditions.
Researchers say some of the fish also known as anemonefish display individual personalities but others act more as a groupSome species of clownfish have absolutely no personality, a study by Australian researchers has found.
The study hypothesises that the A.latezonatus does not display individual personalities because it lives in a more dangerous, turbulent environment than the sheltered lagoon of A.mccullochi.


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Hey guys!!! Please let me know if you’re a student from university of Wollongong/ any universities near UOW! I’m from Singapore (offshore student) & I’m planning to complete my final semester next autumn in the actual UOW campus & hoping to get to know some of you to ask you some questions!

Human remains found in hobbit cave

A pair of 46,000-year-old human teeth has been discovered in Liang Bua, a cave on the Indonesian island of Flores that was once home to the 1-metre-tall ‘hobbit’ species Homo floresiensis. The teeth are slightly younger than the known hobbit remains, which strengthens the case that humans were responsible for the species’ demise.

A team led by archaeologist Thomas Sutikna and geochronologist Richard Roberts, both at the University of Wollongong, Australia, reported the discovery of the teeth in a talk on 17 September at the annual meeting of the European Society for the study of Human Evolution in Madrid.

The 2003 discovery of H. floresiensis puzzled researchers, in part because some of the remains were carbon dated to 11,000 years ago. By then, Homo sapiens had colonized southeast Asia, and few scientists could imagine them having co-existed with hobbits for thousands of years. Read more.

So I’ve put my UAC preferences in and this is what I got… I wasn’t sure whether I wanted to have number three as my first preference… I decided to keep it at three since moving out of the area would be a pretty huge deal… even if it presents the easiest path to a career.

1) B Arts at University of Wollongong

2) B Arts at University of Wollongong - Shoalhaven Campus

3) B Arts with Dip Ed at Macquarie University

4) B Teaching/B Arts at University of Newcastle 

5) B Art History & Curatorship at Australian National University

6) B Primary Education at University of Wollongong

7) B Journalism/B Arts at University of Wollongong

8) B Arts at Charles Sturt University - Bathurst Campus

9) B Arts at University of Newcastle

Yes I realise it’s all Arts degrees… That’s because I don’t know what to do with my life… like all Arts students