This newsletter is distributed to dept. heads, graduate program directors, contact
staff, and graduate faculty.
Graduate Program Directors
Mark Your Calendar for Meetings with the Graduate School
New graduate program directors meeting
September 6, 9:30-11:00am, 121 Eisenhower Hall
September 10, 3:30-5:00pm, 121 Eisenhower Hall
New graduate program directors need to attend only one of the meeting times above.
If unavailable for both meeting times, please contact Dean Shanklin to schedule a
Update meeting with departments and graduate programs
October 5, 2018
10:30am - 12:30pm
Town Hall, Leadership Studies Building
All department heads, graduate program directors, and graduate program contact staff
are encouraged to attend the Fall 2018 update meeting with the Graduate School administration
Call for Graduate Student Teaching Award Nominations
Departments are encouraged to nominate outstanding graduate teaching assistants for
the GSC/MAGS Award for Graduate Student Teaching Excellence. Each department may nominate one GTA for the teaching award. Nominations are due
to College Deans offices by September 28. Also be sure to explore other graduate student award opportunities available throughout the year.
Plan for Fall 2018 Graduation Deadlines
Faculty who have graduate students planning to graduate in fall 2018 are encouraged
to review the calendar of graduation and commencement deadlines
and work with their students to develop a timeline for completing requirements on
time. In addition to the deadlines calendar, faculty and students are encouraged to
use the Deadlines for Graduation and ETDR Submission
guide for their degree type, which provides detailed instructions for completing
each requirement for graduation, ETDR submission, and commencement registration.
Update on Hale Library and IT Services
With the closure of Hale Library this academic year, Library and IT staff have worked
throughout the summer relocating to alternate sites across campus to ensure continuity
of services for students and faculty. Services have been relocated across campus.
Additional information about library and IT services can be found here. Updated information can be found at k-state.edu/hale or by subscribing to the Hale Library blog.
Graduate Student Study Space in Eisenhower Hall
All graduate students are welcome to use the graduate student space on the third floor of Eisenhower Hall. Facilities staff are currently working to
complete painting and cleaning in some of the rooms as well as painting the hallways,
but the third floor is open, and many of the rooms are accessible for use.
In addition to the third floor space, room 121 in Eisenhower is one of several quiet study spaces available across campus. The room is open from 8:00am - 5:00pm, Monday through Friday,
for students who need a place to sit and work between classes. The room will be booked
for meetings on occasion, and a note will be posted on the door to inform students
when the space is not available.
Questions about the third floor space and room 121 may be directed to Megan Miller
Applications are now open for the Libraries Student Ambassadors program. Graduate and undergraduate students are welcome to apply. Ambassadors will gain valuable leadership experience by serving as both advisers to the Libraries
and representatives for the Libraries at recruitment, outreach, and fundraising activities.
With Hale Library’s closure for the 2018-2019 school year, the Ambassadors will be
particularly active helping fellow students learn about using Libraries’ services
and planning for the future of Hale Library. The expected time commitment is at least
four hours of service per month.
Information and application materials are available on the Libraries Student Ambassadors webpage. The application deadline is Thursday, August 30. Interviews will be scheduled with a select number of applicants and held on September 7, 2018.
Recipients of GSC travel awards for October are posted on the GSC travel awards website. September 1 is the deadline for graduate students to apply for GSC travel awards
to attend academic and professional events that begin anytime in November.
The annual Research and the State graduate student poster session will be held on
November 8, 2018 in the Engineering Complex atrium from 1:00 - 3:00pm, followed by
an awards ceremony. A call for abstracts will announced in the coming weeks, and the
abstract submission deadline will be in late September. Graduate students from all
disciplines are invited to participate.