January 15, 2019 Events and Deadlines
This newsletter is distributed to department heads, graduate program directors, graduate
program contact staff, and graduate faculty.
Graduate Program Directors
Please select the correct catalog for changes that have been made by selecting in
the drop down arrow "In Progress 2019-2020 Graduate Catalog". The program automatically
defaults to the Archived version, this will need changed each time you are viewing
the most current changes to the catalog.
A friendly reminder that welcome and orientation activities for graduate students
admitted to graduate programs for the spring 2019 term are this week. Advanced registration
for most sessions was requested by January 11, but students are still welcome to attend
if they did not register in advance. Additionally, the Graduate School’s sessions
on Wednesday will be available via Zoom (registration link available on the orientation webpage), and video recordings will be available online after orientation.
The Graduate School is accepting nominations for two graduate students in STEM-related
fields to attend the AAAS Catalyzing Advocacy in Science and Engineering (CASE) workshop March 24-27 in Washington, DC. For more details, see the full announcement in K-State Today. To nominate a student, the graduate program director or department chair must provide
a short — approximately 100 words — paragraph on why they are nominating the student.
The student also must provide a short — approximately 100 word — paragraph addressing
why he or she would like to attend the workshop, what they expect to gain from the
experience, and how it would fit into their career plans, as well as a short CV. Please
send nomination documents to Megan Miller (email@example.com) by 5:00pm on February 10. Questions can be directed to Carol Shanklin (firstname.lastname@example.org), dean of the Graduate School.
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
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 5:00pm 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! Registration information and a call for abstracts
will be coming soon.
Registration is open for the Graduate School's 2019 Three Minute Thesis competition,
which challenges graduate students to present a compelling oration on their thesis/dissertation
topic and its significance in just three minutes using just one slide. 3MT® facilitates
development of academic, presentation, and research communication skills. The competition
focuses on the students' ability to communicate the importance of their research to
the broader community. Heats, or preliminary competitions will be held on February
13. Judges will select participants from each heat to compete in the final competition
on February 21. Registration deadline: February 1, 2019 at 5:00pm CST.
Registration is open for the Graduate Student Council's 2019 K-State GRAD Forum. Graduate
students from all disciplines are invited to participate and may register to give
either a poster presentation on March 26 or an oral presentation on March 27. Judges
will select the most outstanding presentation in each session to receive an award.
Registration and abstract submission deadline: February 1, 2019 at 11:59pm CST.