Matthew Hartvigsen takes a look in a mirror after having his face painted by Leanne Hodges from Fantasea Faces at last year's USQ Phoenix Carnival.
Matthew Hartvigsen takes a look in a mirror after having his face painted by Leanne Hodges from Fantasea Faces at last year's USQ Phoenix Carnival. Jocelyn Watts

Fun for uni staff and students at Phoenix Carnival

A DAY of free fun and entertainment will await students and staff on Tuesday, March 3, at the University of Southern Queensland's Fraser Coast Phoenix Carnival.

USQ Vice-Chancellor Jan Thomas said the annual carnival was of particular importance for building pride among staff and students.

"USQ is proud to be part of the Hervey Bay and Maryborough communities," she said.

"There are more than 70 academic and professional staff who are committed, passionate and motivated in providing health, nursing, human services, education, business, marketing, and engineering programs to more than 800 students."

A USQ spokeswoman said headlining this year's carnival would be local singer-songwriter Sam Maddison who regularly appeared at clubs and cafes around the region.

She said last October, Festival of Small Halls organisers selected Sam to perform at their Maryborough event alongside Canadian folk singer Andy Brown and Australian performers the Mae Trio.

The Festival of Small Halls is a series of tours that sends the best folk and contemporary acoustic artists on the road to halls in communities all over Australia.

The spokeswoman said the carnival would also feature competitions and prizes, rides, carnival games and free food.

She said information on university life such as clubs and societies, sporting teams and how to get involved in extracurricular activities would also be on display.

More information about USQ Fraser Coast and the campus's Phoenix Carnival can be found at www.usq.edu.au/frasercoast.

Details

  • What: USQ Fraser Coast Phoenix Carnival
  • When: Tuesday, March 3, 10.30am to 1.30pm
  • Where: USQ Fraser Coast, 161 Old Maryborough Rd, Pialba