This weekly newsletter is distributed to dept. heads, graduate program directors,
contact staff, and graduate faculty.
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 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
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 (email@example.com) 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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) by Monday, May 7th.
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
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!