January 8, 2019 Events and Deadlines
This newsletter is distributed to department heads, graduate program directors, graduate
program contact staff, and graduate faculty.
Graduate Program Directors
The Graduate School and other campus support units will host welcome and orientation
activities for new graduate students admitted to graduate programs for the spring
2019 term during the week of January 14th. A schedule of sessions and a registration
form is available on the Graduate School orientation webpage. Direct email notifications have been sent to incoming graduate students
who have accepted their admission offer in CollegeNet. To ensure that all students
receive this information, graduate programs are encouraged to promote graduate student
orientation activities to their new and current graduate students. Advanced registration is requested by January 11, but students are still welcome to attend if they do not register in advance.
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
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.
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.
The DOE CSGF provides opportunities for students pursuing doctoral degrees in fields
that use high-performance computing to solve complex problems in science and engineering.
The program was expanded in 2018 to include doctoral candidates research applied mathematics,
statistics and computer science advances that will contribute to the effective use
of high-performing systems. DOE CSGF Deadline: January 9, 2019
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.