From Dean Komuniecki:
I extend my very best wishes to all of you as we enter the remaining weeks of the spring semester. A special word of congratulations to all students planning for May graduation! What a wonderful accomplishment! I encourage you to take a few minutes to review the important information below.
Wishing all of you a Happy Spring!
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- The submission deadline for Spring 2013 is this Friday, April 5th.
Electronic submission of theses and dissertations is mandatory. If you are completing a thesis or dissertation for graduation, you are required to upload your final document in PDF format to the OhioLINK ETD Center. We have updated our links and instructions for the OhioLINK upload and you may find this information on our Thesis and Dissertation Information and Resources for Main Campus Programs webpage under the OhioLINK bullet. If you have any questions or concerns regarding this process, please contact Teresa Green, Thesis and Dissertation Services Specialist, at 419-530-5249 or firstname.lastname@example.org
- ETD Open Labs: Formatting and Submission – Wed./Thursday, April 3 & 4 form 2-5pm in Carlson Library Room 1025
This open lab is designed to provide one-on-one assistance with formatting your electronic thesis or dissertation to comply with UT Graduate Council regulations, and submitting to OhioLINK (and ProQuest UMI, for dissertations). In particular, we will help with using Word and the newly released Word templates to achieve correct formatting. Please save your document to your “H” drive or bring it on a flash drive to the lab. There will be two facilitators circulating to provide assistance.
- Attention PhD students submitting a dissertation: The College of Graduate Studies requires all dissertations to be submitted to ProQuest/UMI in addition to OhioLINK. You can find instructions and the link to the ProQuest/UMI ETD Administrator site at the bottom of our Thesis and Dissertation Information and Resources for Main Campus Programs webpage. Please submit your dissertation to OhioLINK first, and then register for an account and upload the placeholder file to ProQuest/UMI.
Graduation and Commencement Information
- Spring 2013 Commencement Information – http://www.utoledo.edu/offices/registrar/commencement.html
- Graduation Clearance
This process begins on May 8th and continues for 30 days. Students will be notified via their Rockets email address when they have been cleared or if there are outstanding requirements. Once cleared, the Registrar’s Office is notified. If the student’s account is current, the diploma will be mailed out (to the address listed on the graduation application) or will be available for pick-up (if noted on the application).
- If you missed the Spring 2013 graduation application deadline, we are still accepting late applications with advisor’s signature. Please submit your application as quickly as possible. (Important Note: If your degree requirements include completion of a thesis or dissertation, please note the document submission deadline for Spring 2013 as stated in the above ETD information.)
- Summer 2013 Graduation Application Deadline – May 24th
Announcements from the GSA
- The nomination process for the 2013-2014 Graduate Student Association Officers Positions is currently open and ends April 5th @ noon
Have you ever thought that you would enjoy using your leadership skills to run a large organization and to have a positive influence on the University of Toledo? Here is your chance! As an officer of the Graduate Student Association you will have the opportunity to instill new direction and initiative within the large number of programs offered through the GSA. Additionally, you will gain experience at speaking on behalf of a large number of individuals, as a GSA officer you will represent the approximately 5000 graduate students at the University of Toledo. GSA officers will be compensated for their time. For more details on open officer positions, officer responsibilities, the election timeline, and the nomination process, please visit www.utoledogsa.com/elections .
- 4th Annual Midwest Graduate Research Symposium.
Conference season is upon us! Gain experience presenting to a national audience of graduate student and faculty who represent a diverse range of specialty areas by presenting at a free conference being held at the University of Toledo. On April 20th, 2013 the Graduate Student Association and the College of Graduate Studies will host the 4th Annual Midwest Graduate Research Symposium! You are encouraged to register to present your research at this free event. Participants will be provided with a free breakfast and lunch, and will be invited to attend a complementary semi-formal dinner, keynote speech, and awards ceremony. Presenters will be competing with other graduate students representing universities from throughout the United States for prizes awarded to top oral and poster presenters. Register by visiting www.utoledogsa.com Select “Participant Registration” located on the left-hand side of the screen. Hurry, registration ends April 5th! If you do not want to present, but still want to experience the excitement of this event, consider signing up as a volunteer. Volunteers are invited to attend the keynote dinner as compensation for their time.
- The Graduate Student Association launches a new program to help fund graduate research!
Do you have a good idea for a research project but have been unable to secure funding for this project? Consider applying for a funding award through the a new program called the, “GSA Graduate Research Award”. This is an exciting new program funded by the Graduate Student Association that provides Graduate Students with the opportunity to receive up to $2000.00 to be used towards their dissertation/thesis/scholarly project. Funding will be awarded on a competitive basis. Hurry, the Spring 2013 proposal submission deadline is April 19th! For more details, please visit www.utoledogsa.com for more details!
The Division of Student Affairs to host Graduate Assistantship (GA) Fair on April 11
- Master’s level graduate students have the opportunity to apply for various GA assistantships in UT’s Division of Student Affairs at the Graduate Assistantship Fair on Thursday, April 11 from 7:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. in the Student Union 2582/84. Student Affairs will be offering several graduate assistantships in selected departments within the division. If you are a master’s-level graduate student and interested in interviewing for one of these assistantships, this is the venue for you! Please see the attached flyer for additional information.
If you have any questions, please let us know!
(GCAcademicSvcs@utoledo.edu or 419.530.4723)
The College of Graduate Studies