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Center for Teaching Excellence and Assessment 2012 Graduate Teaching Award Nominations Open

The Center for Teaching Excellence and Assessment (CETA) are taking applications for two graduate teaching assistant awards, Solo Instructor and Teaching Assistant.  Members of the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Assessment’s Steering Committee will review portfolios.  

Applications are due at the CETA office (229 Alumni Hall) by Friday, March 30, 2012 at 5pm.

The winner in each category will be contacted by the Director of the Center by Wednesday, April 11, and will receive a framed award and a credit award.  If you have any questions, please contact Gail Agrell at 581-3472.  Please click here for more information about applying for these awards. 

Publishing Scholarly Writing Lectures


Publishing Scholarly Writing from the Editors' Point of View program will bring three distinguished editors of leading journals to campus to discuss the scholarly publishing process:
  • R. Brooks Hanson of Science - Monday, March 26, 2012 @ 4:00 p.m. in Stodder Hall Graduate Commons
  • Stephen Depoe of Environmental Communication - Monday, April 2, 2012 @ 4:00 p.m. in Stodder Hall Graduate Commons
  • Robert Wilson of The American Scholar - Monday, April 9, 2012 @ 4:00 p.m. in Stodder Hall Graduate Commons
Each will deliver a public lecture (with Q&A) on the scholarly publishing process in science, social science, and the humanities. Although intended primarily for graduate students and faculty, these events will be free and open to the public.
No Registration is required for the events sponsored by Bailey Professor of Speech & Theatre, The Graduate School, Cultural Affairs/Distinguished Lecture Series Committee, The Vice President for Research, University Relations, and the Department of Communication and Journalism

UMaine IMFA Students Participate in Augusta ArtWalk

Bringing together artists from the UMA and UMO communities,the Augusta ArtWalk will include a group exhibition of artwork by current students and recent graduates of the four-year-old University of Maine Intermedia Master of Fine Arts (IMFA) Program.

The exhibition, titled Juxtapositions and hosted by the UMA Department of Art, runs from January 30 – February 17, with gallery hours from noon-3pm, Monday – Friday. For more information about the Juxtapositions exhibition and the individual artists participating in it, see 

Attention Graduate Student Borrowers: New Changes to Federal Direct Loans

Please click here to view information from the Office of Student Financial Aid discussing the changes to Federal Direct Loans effective July 1, 2012.  

CETA Workshop: Why Do You Need a Second Life?: Virtual Pedagogies and You

There will be a CETA Workshop - a free event and open to all faculty, instructors, staff and graduate students interested in teaching - Friday, February 10, 2012 from 10am - noon at Arthur St. John Hill Auditorium in Barrows Hall.  The flyer, which can be found here, has more information about the event.  Please register by February 7th by calling 581-3472 or email  

Graduate School Has Opened Nominations for 2012-13 Financial Awards

The Graduate School is currently accepting nominations for competitively-awarded fellowships, assistantships and scholarships for the 2012-13 academic year (guidelines and e-nomination form).  The nomination deadline for the fellowship and assistantship awards is February 10, 2012, and the nomination for scholarships is March 2, 2012.  All nominations must be submitted by the graduate program coordinator to

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.

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