Graduate School Weekly Newsletter

Week of April 30 - May 4, 2018    Events and Deadlines

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

Graduate Faculty

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

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.

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. today, May 1, 2018.

Feedback Requested on Council of Graduate School's April 15 Resolution

The Council of Graduate School Board of Directors is requesting input from graduate deans on the April 15th Resolution. The Resolution gives prospective master’s and doctoral students until April 15th to respond to offers of financial support and allow them time to choose the graduate program that best suits their overall career goals. The Resolution does not apply to admissions offers that do not include financial support or to prospective students in professional degree programs (Medicine, Law, Dentistry, etc) and applies only to Fall semester admissions. Graduate Program Directors are asked to share input from themselves and their faculty. Please complete the feedback form and submit to Dean Shanklin ( by Monday, May 7th.

Graduate Students

Spring 2018 graduates: Important information regarding final transcripts and diplomas

To secure a transcript at the end of the Spring 2018 term with final grades included, there are important actions graduating students must take. Diplomas for Spring 2018 graduates will be mailed approximately eight weeks after spring commencement. Graduates must be sure their desired mailing address is listed for their degree/diploma address in KSIS.

GSC Travel Awards Deadline

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

Grad Bash

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!