This weekly newsletter is distributed to dept. heads, graduate program directors,
contact staff, and graduate faculty.
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
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.
The annual GSC Awards and Recognition Reception was held last night, April 23rd. Approximately
150 graduate students were recognized for a variety of accomplishments. View the
event program to see which graduate students were recognized.
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) no later than 5:00 p.m. on May 1, 2018.
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.
In celebration of Graduate Student Appreciation Month, the Graduate Student Council
will host an ice cream social for K-State graduate students. Graduate students are
invited to stop by the west entrance to Eisenhower Hall between 3:00-4:30pm today,
April 24, to enjoy Call Hall ice cream and network with their peers.
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.
Happy Graduate Student Appreciation Month! Check out what the departments, colleges,
Graduate School and Graduate Student Council are doing for graduate students.
The K-State Alumni Association will honor international students graduating in May,
August, and December 2018 at the International Graduation Celebration on Wednesday,
April 25. The celebration will take place at 4 p.m. in the K-State Alumni Center’s
Ballroom and will feature free food, drinks, and prizes.
May 1 is the deadline to apply for GSC travel awards for events that begin in July.
The K-State Alumni Association invites students graduating in May and August 2018
to say farewell to their last days as students and hello to life as K-State alumni
at Grad Bash on Thursday, May 3. Grad Bash will take place from 4 to 6 p.m. at the
Alumni Center and will feature free food, drinks, and live music!