October 16, 2018 Events and Deadlines
This newsletter is distributed to dept. heads, graduate program directors, contact
staff, and graduate faculty.
Graduate Program Directors
Interested in Recruiting McNair Scholars to your graduate program
The Graduate School has access to the 2018-2019 McNair Scholars Directory to use specifically
for recruiting new graduate students. The directory includes contact information for
McNair Scholars who have expressed interest in graduate studies and includes information
on recent graduates, seniors and rising seniors. The directory was developed through
a collaboration between the Council for Opportunity in Education and the Council of
Graduate Schools (CGS).
For those not familiar with the McNair Program, the following information was included
in the communication I received from CGS. "The Ronald E. McNair Post-Baccalaureate
Achievement Program is the single largest federal effort aimed at preparing low-income,
first-generation in college and minority students to pursue graduate studies. The
McNair Program is funded through the U.S. Department of Education's TRIO programs
and provides participants with research internships, faculty mentors, opportunities
to present and publish results of their research, undergraduate teaching experience,
and assistance with applying to and preparing for graduate school."
If your graduate program would like to use the directory to send information to prospective
graduate students who would have had research experience as part of their undergraduate
program, please contact Associate Dean Dissanayake at firstname.lastname@example.org. This is a good opportunity to increase the diversity among your graduate students.
Graduate School is offering a funding opportunity to assist programs desiring to bring
admitted doctoral students to campus for a spring 2019 visit. The Graduate School
will fund a limited number of graduate programs up to $5000. To receive the maximum
award, a program must have 10 or more admitted doctoral students participating in
the event. Programs that plan to bring fewer than 10 students to campus would request
funding of up to $500 per student. Programs will be expected to make the travel arrangements
and provide any additional funding necessary to support activities. Funding will
be provided for doctoral applicants. Deadline for submission of the application materials
is 8 a.m. Monday, Nov. 12, 2018.
The annual K-State 2025 fall visits with the president and provost are underway. Each
fall, the president and provost visit the colleges and major units to talk with faculty
and staff about accomplishments, progress and priorities that advance K-State 2025
The Hanna H. Gray Fellows Program supports early career life scientists in academic
labs across the U.S.
The HHMI seeks to increase diversity in the biomedical research community. We know
that the biggest challenges in science call for diverse perspectives and original
thinking. The goal of the Hanna H. Gray Fellows Program is to recruit and retain individuals
from gender, racial, ethnic, and other groups underrepresented in the life sciences,
including those individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds. The Competition opened
September 12, 2018, the due date is January 9, 2019. Click here.
The Graduate School is searching for faculty mentors for the Summer Undergraduate
Research Opportunity Program (SUROP) for summer 2019. SUROP is a program designed
to provide research experience to undergraduate students. Deadline to express interest
is Oct. 26.
Notable Scholarly Achievements Newsletter – call for fall submissions
Submissions for the fall 2018 newsletter are being accepted for accomplishments completed
from July 14, 2018-October 26, 2018. Faculty members are invited to complete a brief online form to recognize their students in the next newsletter.
One of the world’s largest sources of funding for graduate women, American Association
for University Women (AAUW) is providing $3.9 million in funding for fellowships and
grants to 250 outstanding women and nonprofit organizations in the 2018–19 academic
year. The following funding opportunities have application deadlines in November:
American Fellowships (Deadline: November 1, 2018)
International Fellowships (Deadline: November 15, 2018)
Career Development Grants (Deadline: November 15, 2018)
Volunteer to be a Poster Judge at Research and the State
The Graduate Student Council is calling for faculty and post-doc judge volunteers
for the annual Research and the State graduate student poster session, which will
be held on November 8, 2018 in the Engineering Complex atrium from 1:00 - 3:00 pm.
Volunteers must be available at 12:45 pm for at least 1.5 hours on November 8. If
interested in serving as a judge, please complete a brief online form to express your interest and provide your availability for the day.
Masters and doctoral students planning to graduate in Fall 2018 are invited to attend
degree check walk-in sessions. Degree analysts will be available to answer questions
about graduation and commencement requirements and make sure students are on track
to graduate this semester. Students are encouraged to review graduation and commencement information, especially their appropriate requirements and deadlines checklist, prior to visiting with a degree specialist.
Scheduling Final Examinations
Please inform doctoral students who plan to defend their dissertation this semester
that is imperative to contact their assigned outside chair prior to beginning scheduling
their final examination. The outside chair should be consulted regarding the availability
at the same time the student contacts members of the supervisory committee.
Both master’s and doctoral students completing theses, reports, or dissertations should
provide all members of their supervisory committee a copy of their document that has
been approved by their major professor a minimum of 10 working days prior to the defense.
The Approval to Schedule Final Examination form and abstract should be submitted to
the Graduate School 10 working days prior to the defense.
Other useful information about graduation and commencement is available on the Graduate
School website at http://www.k-state.edu/grad/students/graduation/
The Office of International Programs presents: "Raising Your International Profile"
Dr. Procter the director of the Center for Engagement and Community Development (CECD)
and professor of speech communication. He has worked on issues of community strategic planning,
facilitation of community dialogue, and has authored two books on community building.
The seminar will be held at K-State Union, Room 305 at 12:00-1:00 P.M. October 17th,
In the second part of our series on RefWorks, participants will take a deeper dive
into citation management through a demonstration of the software’s advanced features.
Instructions will also make time to work through your RefWorks questions and issues
and offer troubleshooting assistance. Computers will be provided but participants
are encouraged to bring their own laptops, especially if they need assistance troubleshooting
RefWorks tools such as Write-N-Cite. This session will be held October 22, 10:30-11:30 am, in 3114 College of Business
Building and will be available by Zoom. The Zoom link and full workshop series schedule
is available on the K-State Libraries website
This seminar will focus on building and maintaining a professional network in person,
at conferences, and other professional events, as well as utilizing social media and
other digital tools to create an online professional profile and expand one’s network.
The seminar will be held Oct. 22 from 2:00-4:00pm in the Wildcat Chamber, K-State
Student Union. Advanced registration is requested.
As part of the 2018 Science Communication Week, graduate students are invited to participate
in an interactive workshop with Jim Richardson, photographer for National Geographic
and contributing editor to its sister publication, Traveler magazine. Participation
is limited to 10 graduate students. Interested students must complete a brief online application, in which they will be asked to briefly comment on why they would like to participate
in the workshop and how they expect to benefit. Applicants must upload the presentation
that they plan to revise in the workshop. Application deadline: October 19, at 5:00pm.
The Graduate School is pleased to announce the fifth year of the Small Grant Program
to support research expenses for master's and doctoral students in their final year.
Grants will be up to $1,000 for research costs with funds available after January
15, 2019. Applications are due by 5 pm on November 9th.
The 2019 Building Future Faculty (BFF) program will be offered by NC State University
on Wednesday, April 3, 2019 - Friday, April 5, 2019. This all-expenses paid workshop is designed for diverse graduate students and post-doctoral
students who are preparing for a career as a faculty member.
Workshop topics include information regarding what to expect as a faculty member,
a discussion of the wealth of resources available to faculty for teaching, and expectations
of productivity for faculty engaged in research. During the workshop, participants
will spend time with current faculty and department chairs in their discipline discussing
effective strategies to prepare for an academic career, and the realities of life
as a faculty member, as well as receiving personal tips and feedback. This program
aims to increase faculty diversity and inclusion and to create a faculty that mirrors
the increasingly diversified student population. Applications are due by Wednesday, November 7, 2018 at 11:55 pm EST.
To make the goals of the Making the Leap program a reality, the Chapman Center is
on a search for two dedicated graduate students. From January 2019-December 2019,
these graduate students will receive hands-on training in museum planning, management,
and civic discourse. They will then work as consultants with four Kansas museums to
develop plans for fundraising, exhibitions, public programming and preservation. First
and second year master’s students in the College of Arts and Sciences are invited
to apply. Supported by the National Endowment for the Humanities, selected graduate
students will receive a $25,000 scholarship. Applications are due December 1. Visit
the Chapman Center website for more information.