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Welcome to the 2014-2015 Academic Year


Upcoming Events

Graduate Student Orientation 2014

Tuesday August 26

Bohannon 90

All new graduate students

8:30 - 8:45 Welcome

8:45 - 9:00 Jill Jenson (Writing Center)

9:00 - 10:30 Susana Woodward (Required training for incoming students to be in compliance with new Federal Regulations--2013 Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) Amendments)

Wednesday August 27

Bohannon 90

9:00 - 10:00 Paula Pedersen (Intercultural Issues) New and returning GTAs

10:15 - 11:15 Elizabeth Erdmann (UMTC Graduate Insurance) New and returning GTAs and GRAs with qualifying appointments.

Thursday August 28

Griggs Center

9:00 - 10:30 am Anna Gilmore New International Students (breakfast provided)

**Note that not all graduate students are required to attend all events.  Individual programs will have additional, more focused orientation sessions, as well.  Feel free to contact the Graduate Office or your program department with any questions you may have about the orientations.

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Academic and Professional Development

Ongoing events including: Workshops and Seminars, Career Week, Career Networking Breakfat, Writer's Nexus, Doctoral Students' Comprehensive Guide to Finishing the Degree, and more.

For more extensive information and recordings of past events, please contact Noro Andriamanalina at or visit the Academic and Professional Development website at



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