February 12, 2019 Events and Deadlines
This newsletter is distributed to department heads, graduate program directors, graduate program contact staff, and graduate faculty.
Graduate Program Directors
Nominate Graduate Students for K-State Alumni Association Awards
K-State Alumni Association is seeking nominations for three awards that graduate students are eligible to be nominated: Graduate Student Awards for Academics and Service and Leadership, and Tony Jurich Community Commitment and Leadership Student Awards. Nominations forms and information available on the Alumni Association website. Due by Wednesday, February 20 at 5:00 p.m
International Student Scholarship
The K-State Alumni Association invited international K-State students to apply for
one of ten $500 International Student Scholarships. You must be a degree-seeking graduate
or undergraduate Kansas State University student enrolled at the Manhattan, Polytechnic
or Olathe campus. Your leadership experience at K-State has helped promote international
involvement on campus.
Attend the Annual Three Minute Thesis Competition
Heat, or preliminary, competitions for the Three Minute Thesis will be held February 13 between 1:00-5:00pm in 3094 College of Business. Heat schedules are available on the Three Minute Thesis webpage. Heat competitions are open to the public. Judges will select 8-10 participants to compete in the final competition on February 21, at 5:30 pm in the Alumni Center Banquet Room. The final competition also is open to the public.
Volunteer to be a Judge at the K-State GRAD Forum
The Graduate Student Council is calling for faculty and post-doc judge volunteers for the annual K-State Graduate Research, Arts, and Discovery (GRAD) Forum, which will be held March 26 and 27, 2019. If interested in serving as a judge, please complete a brief online form to express your interest and provide your availability for the day.
Call for Nominations: Timothy R. Donoghue Graduate Scholarships for 2019-2020 academic year
This scholarship program was initiated by Timothy Donoghue, former Graduate School dean, as a way to recruit top candidates throughout the United States to K-State graduate programs by offering graduate assistantship packages that are highly competitive. Donoghue Scholarships enhance the maximum package a graduate program can offer to top candidates, making the total package a partnership between the graduate program and the Graduate School. Funding is available for the 2019-2020 academic year to support a maximum of 10 masters and 20 doctoral applicants. The scholarship is renewable for a second academic year. Submit nomination form to email@example.com including a strong and detailed justification for the nomination by February 15, 2019.
Update to application procedure for Sarachek Predoctoral Honors Fellowship and Travel Awards
As announced in previous weeks, the Graduate School is accepting applications for the Sarachek Predoctoral Honors Fellowship and Travel Awards in Molecular Biology. The fellowship provides an award of $17,000 to assist with the recipient’s transition to the next stage of his or her career. Additionally, up to three Sarachek Scientific Travel Awards of $1,000 each may be awarded annually. The award webpage previously instructed students to submit application materials in the K-State Scholarship Network (KSN). The Graduate School was made aware of some issues with KSN and has revised the application process. Students should submit Sarachek application materials to firstname.lastname@example.org. An updated application form and instructions are available on the Sarachek Fellowship webpage. Application deadline: March 1, 2019.
Division of Student Life Graduate Assistant Campus Visit Day
During the Graduate Assistant Visit Day on Wednesday, March 20, 2019, prospective graduate students can visit K-State, interview with Student Life departments/offices that have openings for the 2019-2020 academic year, and meet faculty within their program of interest. If you have students who may be interested in this opportunity, please encourage them to visit the Student Life Graduate Assistantship Opportunities webpage. Students who wish to attend must register for the Campus Visit Day no later than 5:00 pm on March 5, 2019.