Foundation Day … your CSU Library

This Wednesday, 22 July, we celebrate Foundation Day, 2015. Foundation Day started 19 July 1989 with the signing of the Charles Sturt University Act. Act No. 76, 1989, brought together a number of established regional institutions and their libraries, long after the original 1895 Experiment Farms at Wagga Wagga and Bathurst.

For evidence of University foundations, try a quick look at our collection. Traces of CSU history remain … books and journals to prepare students for a career in agriculture or teaching from Bathurst and Wagga Wagga Teachers’ Colleges, Wagga Wagga Agricultural College, later, Riverina and Mitchell Colleges of Advanced Education, Riverina-Murray Institute of Higher Education and finally, the Library in Wagga Wagga Learning Commons. From as far back as 1892, until 1990, many institutions contributed to the founding collections of the Library.

The Charles Sturt community now includes campuses and libraries at Port Macquarie, Bathurst, Orange, Dubbo, Wagga Wagga, Albury, Goulburn, and partner institutions across New South Wales and the Australian Capital Territory. The historic print collections are constantly renewed with online collections and your Library is available 24/7. Today CSU is a multi campus, multicultural institution, proud of its distance education record and contribution to regional NSW. See how we have changed over our 25 years.

Foundation Day 2015 is an opportunity to:

  • Wear red and show you are #CSUWellRed
  • Have fun, celebrate achievements and spread the news with #celebratecsu
  • Commit to the Wiradyuri concept of yindyamarra winhanga-nha, the wisdom to respectfully know how to live well in a world worth living in
  • Jump on board, help your community, donate to the CSUgive campaign.
1964 (August-September) Queensland-Barrier Reef trip by WWTC students. CSU Ref: SA1/318