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
Notable Scholarly Achievements Newsletter – new issue and call for fall submissions
A new issue of the Notable Scholarly Graduate Student Achievements newsletter is available for viewing. Created by the Graduate Student Council, the newsletter
serves to showcase and recognize graduate student scholarly accomplishments. The current
issue recognizes achievements made from March 28 through July 13, 2018. 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.
Fall Series of Raising Your International Profile
Created by Marcellus Caldas, assistant provost for international faculty collaboration
and educational programs in the Office of International Programs, “Raising your International Profile” speakers will highlight those K-State faculty, staff and K-State related organizations
who are doing exceptional work in our campus community to elevate the level of international
awareness. The first presentation of the series will feature Peter Dorhout, K-State
vice president for research and president of the American Chemical Society, on September
5 at noon in room 305 of the K-State Student Union.
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.
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 - 3:00pm.
Volunteers must be available at 12:45pm 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.
The Library and Your Research – Starting Your Literature Review
In this first session of the fall series workshops, graduate students will learn why
a literature review is important, how to use K-State Libraries’ databases to select
articles, how to evaluate the articles, and how to organize the review. Article searching
will be demonstrated using education and social sciences databases, but the concepts
will be applicable to all disciplines. This session will be held on September 10,
from 10:30-11:30am. All sessions will be held in the College of Business, room 3114.
All sessions are also available by Zoom. The Zoom link and full workshop series schedule
is available on the K-State Libraries website.
NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program Information Session
The National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program (NSF GRFP) supports
outstanding graduate students in NSF-supported science, technology, engineering and
mathematics disciplines who are pursuing research-based master’s or doctoral degrees.
This session will take an in-depth look at the requirements for an NSF GFRP submission.
A panel of faculty members who have served on review panels for this program will
discuss tips and provide advice that will not be found in this program’s Request for
Proposals. GRFP student awardees will also be part of the panel to provide insight
on their experience in submitting to this program. Students who are serious about
submitting to this program should not miss this session, which will be held on September
11, from 3:30-5:00pm in 207 K-State Student Union. Advanced registration is requested.
CIRTL – Writing an Effective NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program Proposal
In addition to the NSF GRFP information session hosted at K-State, students also are
encouraged to participate in online workshops hosted by CIRTL (the Center for the Integration of Research, Teaching and Learning).
Students must create a CIRTL account and register to participate in this and other
online workshops. Learn more about CIRTL.
Accepting Applications - Office of Science Graduate Student Research (SCGSR) program
The U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Science is now accepting applications for
the Office of Science Graduate Student Research (SCGSR) program (2018 Solicitation
2). The SCGSR program provides doctoral dissertation/thesis research opportunities
for graduate students at DOE national laboratories. View details about the program and application. Applications are due 5:00pm Eastern Time on November 15, 2018.
The Graduate Student Council is now accepting abstracts 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 - 3:00pm. Students from all disciplines
are invited to register to give a poster presentation of their research or scholarly
work. Participants must discuss the implications their work has on issues that are
of interest to the Kansas Legislature and must present their work in a way that can
be understood by a broad audience. The deadline to register and submit an abstract
for participation is September 28, 2018 at 11:59pm, CST