Ever wondered what Griffith University looked like waaay back in the ‘70s? You know, when the students wore flares, the buildings weren’t air-conditioned (gasp!), there was no WiFi in sight and the University was just in its infancy?
Luckily, we have the Griffith Archive to show us all of Griffith’s history.
We’ve trawled through and found some remarkable photos that inspired us to compare – Griffith: Then and Now.
We’ve had a go creating Then and Now photos – now it’s your turn!
How to enter
It’s as easy as 1, 2, 3!
- 1. Follow @griffitharchive on Instagram.
- 2. Take / create your best ‘Then & Now’ photo – points for creativity!
- 3. Post it on Instagram with #GriffithThenAndNow and tag @griffitharchive and @griffithlibrary.
Need some inspiration? Head on over to our Griffith University ‘Then’ photos album on the Griffith Archive facebook page for some ‘then’ shots of Griffith University. We would love to see what you can ‘now’ do with these old ‘then’ photos!
Solo: A Star Wars Story is being released in Australian cinemas on May 24. Coincidentally, Library Week is 21 to 27 May, with this year’s theme being ‘find yourself in a library’.
To celebrate the movie’s release (and Library Week, obvs!), enter our Find the Millennium Falcon in our Library competition and go into the draw to win a $50 Movie Gift Card.
A long time ago in a library far, far away…
The Griffderaan Universe is in turmoil. The peaceful quiet of its Jedi Library spaces has been disrupted by corruption and fighting.
Amidst the battling, Han Solo and his right hand Wookiee, Chewbacca, have been separated from the Millennium Falcon starship. For intentions that are currently unknown, the Empire have hidden the starship in the mountainous regions of Planet Ossus where the Griffderaan Libraria, otherwise known as the Great Library of the Jedi, resides.
Han must navigate the vast storehouse of knowledge within Griffderaan Libraria to locate his Falcon starship and return to the Galactic Empire to prepare for future daring escapades of intergalactic crime. Time is of the essence!
Follow the clues:
Follow the clues below to decipher the location code (in a library, we call these call numbers!), then find the Millennium Falcon’s location on the shelves in your Griffith library. Here, you’ll also find instructions to contact our Library Social Media team; at the end of the week the winner will be drawn randomly from the entrants.
- 1. What is the name of the servant droid from the castle of Maz Kanata that informs the crew that BB-8 is missing?
- 2. Which (letter) Imperial class Star Destroyer was the Gnisnal?
- 3. Which BBY year did the First Battle of Geonosis take place?
Terms and Conditions
This competition commences on Monday 21 May at 8 am.
Competition entries will not be accepted after 5pm Sunday 27 May 2018
This competition is only open to Griffith University students.
There will be one winner of the Find Han Solo in our Library competition
The winning entry will be randomly drawn by the Library Social Media Team
The winner will be notified within 28 days
The prize is a $50 movie gift card for Event Cinemas
Prizes are non-transferable and there are no cash or prize alternatives available
The winner’s first name will be published on the Library’s Instagram, Twitter, Facebook and Blog
Congratulations to Bachelor of Creative Interactive Media student Ruzena Spacek, who won a sweet $1,500 for her entry into our Hackathon App Ideas Challenge.
Ruzena won the judges over with her Study Planner app idea aimed at helping students better plan their study and assessment to reduce anxiety and improve grades. If you’re one of those people who freak out because you’ve left your assignment to the last minute, this app would be perfect for you!
Second and third prize
Bachelor of Business student Jamie Henke walked away with an impressive $750 for her Griffith OpportUNIty app idea. Her interactive swipe app would provide students with a one-stop-shop for all opportunities they are presented with – think uni events, market days, internships and work experience.
Bachelor of Counselling student Harley Best went home with $500 thanks to his Uni Saver app idea. Uni Saver will not only save key assignment-related information for you, it will also save your butt with assessment notifications to keep you on track.
Thank you to all who entered our Hackathon App Ideas Challenge. The calibre of entries was beyond impressive.
Disappointed you missed out on the money? Don’t be! Enter our Hackathon event to win your share in a massive $3,500 prize pool.
Win big at Hackathon weekend!
Get ready to transform your awesome ideas into something real at our 30-hour Hackathon event from 4-5 August 2018.
You don’t need to be tech-savvy to take part in the Hackathon. All you need to bring to the table is your creativity, skills and passion to design, develop and showcase a mobile application that would greatly improve your student life.
Register now as an individual or team for 30-hours of fun and your chance to win big!
Have you ever thought ‘an app for that’ would greatly improve your life as a student? Do you have a brilliant idea for an app that you and your fellow students would find super useful?
Submit your app ideas to the Griffith Hackathon Apps Ideas Challenge by Friday 23 March 2018 for your chance to win a share of over $5,000 in prizes.
The catch is – the idea has to be exceptional and impress our hard-to-impress judges. Your idea will have to be the best of the best.
Concerned about your lack of coding skills? Don’t be. You don’t actually have to build the app, or do anything remotely techy. You just need to brainstorm an amazing app, go to the Hackathon web page and submit it. Easy peasy and potentially very profitable.
Get your entries in today! You can enter as many times as you like. Entries close at 5 pm on Friday 23 March. Winners will be contacted and announced via Library social media.
We have some more exciting news! What good is an idea without some action? Once the ideas have been collected and winners have been chosen, we will be holding a Student Hackathon event.
That’s when we give your app ideas to a bunch of clever students (with coding skills), feed them some pizza, and get them to develop an app in two days.
Check out the winning app 2017 from Griffith University students Damien Robinson, Joaquin Ramirez Reyes and Joshua Munchie.
We can’t wait to see your best app ideas! Terms and Conditions apply. Head to the Hackathon webpage for details.
As you walk into our campus libraries this week, you’ll see some colourful painting stations set up.
Though our painting stations do have a bit of a twist…
Simply mosey over to one of our painting stations (they’re located in the foyer of all our libraries), and one of our friendly staff will help you choose an A3 design to paint… with a toothbrush (yes, a toothbrush! Sounds fun, right?).
Not only do you get to take a respite from the busyness of Week 9 of trimester with a bit of mindful painting relaxation, but you could score yourself some cash, too! A winning artwork will be selected from each campus, with each winner getting a $20 pre-paid VISA.
All painting supplies are environmentally friendly, and your finished artwork will be displayed around the TerraCycle painting stations.
Though, while you’re enjoying yourself painting, don’t forget to come back with your oral waste. You’ll find TerraCycling bins at all campus libraries, where you can drop off toothpaste tubes and caps, toothbrush and toothpaste tube outer packaging and floss containers.
If you’re keen to learn more about recycling and sustainability, check out our science databases.
We want you!
…. to recycle your toothbrush (and oral care packaging).
Earlier this year, we partnered with TerraCycle to recycle oral care product packaging. Since then, staff and students have been diligently disposing of their oral care waste in our recycling bins (you’ll find them at all our campus libraries).
Though in the spirit of Sustainability Week – that’s next week, btw! – we want to step it up a bit, encourage even more people to join in, and maybe have a little fun while we’re at it.
From Monday 28 August to Friday 1 September Griffith Libraries will be running a TerraCycling promotion.
Simply visit any campus library and you’ll see a painting station set up – we’ll be getting you to create artwork using recycled toothbrushes.
Painting supplies will be environmentally friendly, and your finished artwork will be displayed around the TerraCycle painting stations.
Not only do you get to take a respite from the busyness of Week 9 of trimester with a bit of mindful painting relaxation, but you can win a bit of moolah while you’re at it!
A winning artwork will be selected from each campus, with each winner getting a $20 pre-paid VISA.
Though, while you’re enjoying yourself painting, don’t forget to come back with your oral waste. You can drop off toothpaste tubes and caps, toothbrush and toothpaste tube outer packaging and floss containers.
We do ask however, that you remove excess product from your items before you place them in the recycling bins. Is there still foamy paste clinging to the bristles of your brush? Is the cap crusted over with old toothpaste? Maybe give them a good rinse first. And don’t forget to dry. We can’t ship dripping packages.
TerraCycle recycles the vast majority of the waste that we collect. According to their website, ‘the tubes and brushes are separated by composition, shredded and melted into hard plastic that can be remolded to make new recycled products’.
If you’re keen to learn more about recycling and sustainability, check out our science databases.
Library Shelfie is back and we’re giving you $300!
Take your best Library Shelfie and share it with us on Instagram for a chance to win a $300 prepaid Visa Card.
Follow our Instagram for inspiration and to view entries.
Here’s how to enter:
- Step 1 Take a pic inside a Griffith Library
- Step 2 Share it on Instagram, get crafty with your caption, and use #libraryshelfie and #griffithuni.
- Step 3 Make sure you’re following @griffithlibrary on Instagram
Entries will be judged on original photography and content.
Entries will be displayed on the Library Blog during Week 5 and put to a student vote. The entry with the most votes WINS $300!
The Library Shelfie competition runs from 3 July 2017 until 28 July 2017. So get snapping and WIN!