February 18, 2019 Events and Deadlines
This newsletter is distributed to department heads, graduate program directors, graduate program contact staff, and graduate faculty.
Graduate Program Directors
Updates to Department and Graduate Program Contact Information
Please keep the Graduate School informed of department head, graduate program director, and graduate program contact staff changes in your unit so that we may keep our internal directory updated accordingly. We also maintain listservs for each of these groups: department heads (gdh-l), graduate program directors (gpd-l), and graduate program contact staff (gpc-l). The lists must be manually updated, and we want to be sure to add or remove the appropriate individuals as there are administrative and staffing changes. As your unit has changes in these roles, please send updates to Julie Eisenhut at firstname.lastname@example.org
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
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.
All are invited to attend the Three Minute Thesis final competition this Thursday, February 21 in the K-State Alumni Center. The event will begin with a social period at 5:30 pm, and the formal program will begin at 6:00 pm. Final competition participants and their presentation titles are listed on the Three Minute Thesis webpage. Judges will select first and second place winners, and the audience will vote for their favorite presentation for the People’s Choice award. The first place presenter will represent K-State at the Midwestern Association of Graduate Schools 3MT competition in St. Louis, Missouri on March 22.
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.
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 email@example.com. An updated application form and instructions are available on the Sarachek Fellowship webpage. Application deadline: March 1, 2019.
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.
The Kansas Science Communication Initiative (KSCI) is excited to host the SciComm 2019 conference in partnership with the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Save the date: March 22-24, 2019 in Manhattan!
The Graduate School is accepting applications for the University Distinguished Professors Graduate Student Award. Eligible graduate students must be admitted to candidacy at the time of application, in their last year of his or her doctoral degree program, be enrolled in the fall of the academic year of the award. The award is available to eligible students who meet the above criteria in any K-State college, department or program. Students may nominate themselves. K-State faculty may also submit nominations. Application materials should be submitted as one Word or PDF file to firstname.lastname@example.org by April 1, 2019.
The Graduate School is accepting nominations for the Commerce Bank Distinguished Graduate Faculty Award. The 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 and will be recognized during the fall Graduate School commencement ceremony and during a public lecture to the campus community. The link provides information to be submitted as one Word or PDF file to email@example.com by May 3, 2019