Academic Agenda: News and Notes from the Graduate College

September 23, 2022

From the Graduate College

Thesis and Dissertation Workshops  For students completing a thesis or dissertation, there will be several workshops to  assist you in this process.  Making your document accessible is a requirement, so please consider attending both workshops.

Preserving Your Intellectual Property Rights (Patents and Copyrights) Thursday, September 29th at 1:00 pm

Formatting ETD and OhioLINK - Learn how to format your document using the required templates, how to complete the Acrobat Pro processes, and how to submit to OhioLINK.
Friday, October 14th at 10:00 am (Zoom)
Tuesday, October 18th at 12:00 pm (Zoom)
Monday, October 24th at 2:00 pm (206 Kuhlin Center)
Tuesday, November 1st at 9:30 am (Zoom)

Making your Document Accessible Workshops - Focused on making your document accessible using Microsoft Work and Adobe Acrobat Professional.  All documents are required to be accessible online.  We will show you how to create accessible headings, how to create alternate text for your figures, graphs, and tables, how to fix the reading order, and to check if the contrast is acceptable. 
Friday, October 14th at 2:00 pm (Zoom)
Thursday, October 19th at 2:00 pm (Zoom)
Wednesday, October 26th at 2:00 pm (206 Kuhlin Center)
Thursday, November 3rd at 9:30 am (Zoom)
To sign up for a workshop, please e-mail or call 419-372-9888. You will receive a confirmation e-mail and a meeting invite with a link to the workshop. 
If the workshop has handouts, those will be attached to the meeting invite.

Thesis and Dissertation Appointments Drop-in hours are available Wednesdays and Thursdays from 11 am to 2 pm in 110 McFall. Contact us at to schedule a Zoom appointment.

Upcoming Fall 2022 Graduation Deadlines

  • Friday, November 4, 2022
    • Completed Thesis/Dissertation Defense and Manuscript Approval Form. Students should plan to defend 2 weeks prior to this deadline to allow for revisions/approvals.

  • Friday, November 11, 2022
    • OhioLINK upload of approved, final copy of master’s thesis/doctoral dissertation

    Fall Award Deadlines

    Spring Award Deadlines

    • Graduate Student Teaching Award submission deadline February 10, 2023
    • Spring Katzner Award submissions are due March 1, 2023
    • Distinguished Dissertation Award submission deadline April 21, 2023

    Upcoming Events

    Monday, September 26, 2022

    Zotero Brown Bag Workshop
    12pm - 1pm
    316 BTSU

    Yoga As You Are
    12:20pm - 1:00pm
    Eppler South, Gym

    Introduction to Mindfulness Workshop
    5pm - 6pm
    Student Recreation Center, Studio B

    Dear Evan Hansen Movie Screening and Discussion
    7pm - 10pm
    BTSU, Ballroom

    Tuesday, September 27, 2022

    Assessing Course Design and Delivery
    10:00am – 11:30am
    Via Zoom

    Understanding Dobbs Discussion Series
    12:00pm - 1:00pm
    Hayes Hall, Room 203

    The Vietnam War 50 Years On: Contested Memories
    4:00pm - 5:30pm
    BTSU, 201 Sky Bank Room

    Wednesday, September 28, 2022

    Mindful Moments - Meditation and Reiki
    7:00pm - 7:45pm
    Student Recreation Center, Studio B

    Thursday, September 29, 2022

    Working with International and Multilingual Students
    10:30am – 12:00pm
    Via Zoom

    Sustainability Leadership Certificate Session 2 
    5:45pm - 7:30pm
    Eppler South, Room 305

    Friday, September 30, 2022

    Professional Headshot Drop In Hours
    1:00pm - 3:00pm
    BTSU, Suite 225

    Wildlife Film "Hellbent" Screening
    6:00pm - 7:00pm
    BTSU, Theater

    Drag BINGO
    7:00pm - 9:00pm
    BTSU, Ballroom

    Family Weekend Movie
    BTSU, Theater

    Sunday, October 2, 2022

    Mogadishu Mile Memorial 5K Run
    BGSU Quad by BGSU Letters
    9:00am - 12:00pm

    From the Desk of Dean Waldron

    Earlier this week we recognized the autumn equinox in the Northern Hemisphere. The equinox marks the change from summer to autumn. The equinox also marks balance in that there are approximately 12 hours of the day and 12 hours of the night.

    Change and balance. Balance and change.

    Seemingly contradictory, both are needed. Week 6 of the semester is often a good time to pay attention to balance in your life.

    • Do you know when you work best? If you are an early-bird, try to read or write in the morning.
    • Do you know how you work best? Perhaps it is the Pomodoro Technique, working 25 minutes and taking a 15-minute break.
    • Take one day when you don’t work. That’s right – use one day to rest and recover.
    • Move your body or spend time outdoors.
    • Connect and strengthen relationships with friends and family.
    • Be creative – doodle, write limericks, knit, sing, play an instrument, or anything else.

    Check out Campus Resources to Thrive.

    The Graduate Student Senate is here to support you. Reach out to them and have your voice heard.

    The Academic Agenda is published every Friday by the Graduate College during the Fall and Spring semester. Submit events and announcements to Submissions are due Wednesday at 5:00pm the week before the event.

    The Office of the Graduate College
    Bowling Green State University
    110 McFall Center
    Bowling Green, OH 43403
    (419) 372-2791

    Updated: 09/26/2022 11:48AM