Graduate School Weekly Newsletter

Week of April 16-20, 2018    Events and Deadlines

This weekly newsletter is distributed to dept. heads, graduate program directors, contact staff, and graduate faculty. 

April 20 is the deadline to complete Spring 2018 Graduation Requirements

Master's and doctoral students planning to graduate in Spring 2018 and participate in commencement on May 11 must have all graduation requirements completed by this Friday, April 20. Graduate program administrators, faculty, staff, and students should thoroughly review graduation and commencement information and utilize checklists to ensure all requirements are completed by April 20. Students wishing to confirm which requirements they have completed and any requirements that have not been met should email their respective degree specialist to request a graduation check.

Graduate Faculty

Scoop ice cream to show appreciation for graduate students

Show your appreciation for K-State graduate students by volunteering to scoop ice cream at the GSC ice cream social on April 24. The social will be held outside the west entrance to Eisenhower Hall from 3:00-4:30pm.

Participate in Graduate School Commencement Ceremony on Friday, May 11

Graduate faculty are encouraged to attend the Graduate School Spring Commencement Ceremony on Friday, May 11 in Bramlage Coliseum. Hooding and non-hooding faculty who are interested in participating are encouraged to register their attendance no later than May 4. Academic regalia must be worn and may be reserved through the K-State Campus Store.

Call for nominations: 2018-19 Commerce Bank and WT Kemper Foundation Distinguished Graduate Faculty Award 

The Commerce Bank and WT Kemper Foundation Distinguished Graduate Faculty Award honors current members of the graduate faculty who are recognized nationally and internationally for their outstanding scholarly achievements and for their contributions to graduate education at the university. Recipients of the award will receive an honorarium, are recognized during the fall Graduate School commencement ceremony and during a public lecture to the campus community. Submission deadline is May 1. 

Graduate Program Directors

Call for nominations: Distinguished Thesis and Distinguished Dissertation Awards

The Graduate School is now accepting nominations for the MAGS/ProQuest Distinguished Thesis Award and the CGS/ProQuest Distinguished Dissertation Award. This year’s award categories are 1) Engineering, Mathematics, and Physical Sciences and 2) Social Sciences. Each graduate program may submit one nomination for the thesis award and one nomination for the dissertation award. Please visit the award webpages for more information. Nominations must be submitted to the Graduate School, 119 Eisenhower Hall, or via email to Megan Miller ( no later than 5:00 p.m. on May 1, 2018.

Graduate Student Council Travel Award Recipients

Graduate students who have been allocated a GSC travel award for conferences and other professional activities in June are posted on the GSC travel awards website.

Graduate Students

Applications being accepted for the 2018 Science Communication Fellows Program

Through a series of professional development workshops and public engagement activities, fellows gain effective science communication skills. The program runs May 2018-February 2019. Application deadline is April 27 at 5 p.m.

April is Graduate Student Appreciation Month

Happy Graduate Student Appreciation Month! Check out what the departments, colleges, Graduate School and Graduate Student Council are doing for graduate students.

GSC Travel Awards Deadline

May 1 is the deadline to apply for GSC travel awards for events that begin in July.