Awards, Dig It, Events, News

Welcome to 2015: O Week, awards, and a new committee on board!

It’s only the second week of Semester 1 2015 at Flinders Uni, and already the year is shaping up to be a busy and productive one for Flinders ArchSoc. Here’s a wrap-up of events that launched the university year for ArchSoc:

O Week

O week Semester 1 was a great success with a steady flow of new archaeology students keen to get the year going by joining their society. It was great to see so many new faces; even better to have so many volunteer for the upcoming Digger’s Shield!

1. Emma and Dianne.O Week stall sem 1
ArchSoc O Week stall, day 1, Emma Somyden Davey and Dianne Riley

The week closed with the annual Semester 1 Archaeology Department-hosted BBQ for new and returning students, including some joining the student body from interstate. Welcome all!

Students Amber Parrington, Jacob Gwiazdzinkski  and Kathleen Gorey
Students Amber Parrington, Jacob Gwiazdzinkski  and Kathleen Gorey

For her volunteer services to ArchSoc and its publication Dig It in 2014, and for her demonstrated commitment to and passion for archaeology, Jana Rogasch was the deserving recipient of the ArchSoc Andrew Allen-Farr Award, presented at the Welcome BBQ. This year, we’re delighted to have Jana back taking care of non-course field and workshop opportunities in her new role as Field Work Coordinator.

3. Jana Rogasch and Catherine Bland
Jana Rogasch and Catherine Bland

ArchSoc Committee Handover

On Thursday 5 March the incoming 2015 Committee met at the beautiful venue Warriparinga/Living Kaurna Cultural Centre to be inducted into their new roles, with experienced committee members (including past committee member Antoinette Hennessy) providing valuable insight and guidance into the highlights and challenges of being part of an active student organisation. Jordan Ralph and Dianne Riley facilitated a well-structured day of information, training and organising, and the group left feeling energised and on task for the busy months to come.

4. Jordan Ralph presenting background for  2015 committee
Jordan Ralph giving background on ArchSoc to the 2015 Committee

FUSA Award

The Annual Flinders University Student Association (FUSA) Club Awards recognises clubs and societies for their contribution to campus culture; at the 2015 Awards Night last Friday, ArchSoc took out the award for Best Club 2014! Dianne and Jordan were there to accept the award on behalf of the 2014 committee; brilliant work all round, and many thanks to FUSA.

About the Best Club Award: Awarded to the club that has consistently remained active, engaging, and fair for the majority of the year. The Award Committee will take into consideration the length of time the club has been affiliated, the amount of activities that the club has run in 2014, and the number of members that the club has maintained, as well as anecdotal evidence seen around campus of the club’s status and activities.


A Belated Welcome to 2013!

Hello ArchSoc-ers!

Just thought to welcome you all to the New Year with a quick update on what we are planning to do for this year. We’ve been busy little bees, planning and organising various events for your enjoyment, including the biannual pubcrawl, fundraisers, updates on Prospect Hill, and the return of the popular Meet the Archaeologists Night (MTAN).

We’ve also got some ideas for field trips and excursions with which we will work extra hard to make available for our members, so don’t forget to renew your membership by the end of March this year. Take advantage of the early bird special now, and pay only $10 for a year’s membership – the PayPal option is available. Members who paid mid-year last year will carry on to the end of September this year – just remember to pick up your new card.

We will have a stall for O-week this semester, so come in, get updated, pick up your card, and renew your membership in person. Members who have not yet received, or collected a copy of their 2012 issue of DigIt, will be able to collect a copy at the stall.

See you guys then!


New Year, New Opportunities

ArchSoc seems to be heading off to a good start in 2012, having had our first meeting for the year, and already to the brim with plans and ideas for events. Trying to compete against the noise of the Coopers Ale House (and each other in finishing the gigantic schnitzels), we managed a good couple of hours at the table discussing the prospects of this year; a mix of social events, educational activities, and the possibility of sending some lucky ArchSoc members interstate for some on-hand experience.

We can’t say too much now, but things are looking up!