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Graduate School Solicits Nominations for 2013-14 Graduate Fellowships, Assistantships, and Scholarships

To: Department Chairs, Graduate Coordinators, and Administrative Assistants
From: Dean Sandweiss and Associate Dean Delcourt
Date: January 15, 2013
RE: Open Nominations for 2013-14 Financial Awards

The Graduate School is currently accepting nominations for competitively-awarded fellowships, assistantships and scholarships for the 2013-14 academic year (see HERE for 2013-2014 Award Nomination Guidelines ). The nomination deadline for the fellowship and assistantship awards is February 8, 2013, and thenomination for scholarships is March 1, 2013. All nominations must be submitted by the graduate program coordinator via the Graduate Schoolwebsite. Graduate Coordinators will need to create an account, and apply for a "faculty" role in order to access the e-nomination forms. If there are any questions, please send an email to and Crystal will assist you.

Information about the Financial Awards is also available on the Graduate School website within the Faculty Hub. Faculty members will need to create an account ( to view this information, if they have not done so already.

GSG Hosts "Job Search Tools and Etiquette" Workshop

The Graduate Student Government is hosting a workshop on Friday, January 25th from 1-3 p.m. in 57 Stodder Hall titled: "Job Search Tools and Etiquette: Preparing for Non-Academic Careers". 

Career Advisors from the UMaine Career Center will cover the tools and skills necessary to compete in today's job market and will answer questions such as:

What is the difference betweeen a CV and a resume?

What resources do I use to find a non-academic job?

How and when do I negotiate benefits and salary?

How can I be assertive without being pushy?

What are the essentials of a 30-second elevator pitch?

The Career Center Staff will also review student's resumes and CVs.

To register please either call 581-3472 or email by January 20. 

Grad Student Photo Contest Announced

The UMaine Graduate School solicits photo submissions for the first Graduate Student photo contest. The contest is open to all UMaine graduate students and will include prizes for 1st place ($100), 2nd place ($50), and 3rd place ($25) in each of three categories: grad student life, grad student research, and grad student teaching. Submissions are due on Monday, March 18, 2013.  For more information, see the guidelines and submission information.  

Guidelines & Submission Information

Photo Contest Application

Photograph Release Form

Thesis Workshop: Bring Your Laptops

Join Dottie & Crystal from the Graduate School on Tuesday, October 23rd from 4-6pm or Wednesday, October 24th from 2-4pm in the Graduate Commons of Stodder Hall for an informative session about how to format your thesis or dissertation!  They will be covering the same information on both days and will focus on common mistakes along with samples of what to do.  Please email the "Thesis Workshop" folder in FirstClass  or to register.  Call 207-581-3217 with any questions.

2nd Annual Graduate School Open House

The Graduate School in participation with many UM Departments and the Graduate Student Government will be holding a Open House for current undergraduate students interested in pursuing a master's or doctoral degree program at the University of Maine.  The Open House will be held on October 17th from 4-6pm in 57 Stodder Hall.  For a look at the flyer, please click here.   Click here for a campus map.

Annual Graduate School Picnic DATE CHANGED!!


The Graduate School invites all graduate faculty, support staff, graduate students and their families to the Annual Graduate School Picnic on Thursday, September 27, 2012 from 4PM - 6PM at the Stodder Hall Patio (East Side).  A rain date is set for Friday, September 28th also from 4-6pm.


Important Health Insurance Information

For information on the mandatory graduate assistant health insurance policy please see the attached PDF.  If you still have questions, please contact Amaranta Ruiz-Nelson ( or 207-581-3222).

Waiving out of the health insurance? Please go here.

Agenda's Available: 2012 New TA's & New Graduate Student Orientations Announced!

All New Graduate Teaching Assistants and New Graduate Students are invited to attend the Graduate School's annual orientation on August 29th and 30th. The TA Orientation will be conducted in Stodder Hall, and the New Graduate Student Orientation will be conducted at Neville Hall in Room 100.

Please continue to check back for more information about orientation, including agendas!

Orientation Invitation

TA Orientation Agenda

New Graduate Student Orientation Agenda

The University of Maine Introduces Several New On-line Graduate Programs

The University of Maine is pleased to announce the creation of several new on-line graduate certificate and master's degree programs.  Professional Science Master's (PSM) degrees have recently been approved in both Bioinformatics and Engineering and Business.  Additionally, graduate certificates have recently been approved in Digital Curation, Early Childhood Teacher, Educational Technology Coordinator, Nursing Education, and Response to Intervention for Behavior.

Courses for these master's degrees and certificates may all be taken on-line.  Additional information on individual programs as well as application and course registration instructions are available at:

GA's and Other Graduate Student Employees Must Complete Mandatory Security Training Beginning in Summer 2012

Graduate assistants and other graduate student employees must complete mandatory information security training beginning in Summer 2012.  Please see the attached memo from the Office of Student Employment.

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