February 17th, 2021
This newsletter is distributed to department heads, graduate program directors, graduate
program contact staff, and graduate faculty. Graduate students receive a weekly email
on Mondays from the Graduate Student Council. Information about student events and opportunities are also shared here to keep
graduate program administrators, faculty, and staff informed.
New Format! Share your feedback
Based on faculty and staff feedback, you’ll see a revised format for this week’s newsletter. We welcome your feedback on these changes, as well as other suggestions for improvements. Share your feedback in a brief survey.
Graduate Program Directors
Recruit top applicants to your program – Accepting nominations for Donoghue Scholarship
Nomination Deadline: Feb. 19
The Graduate School is accepting nominations for the Timothy R. Donoghue Graduate Scholarships for the 2021-2022 academic year to support a maximum of 10 masters and 20 doctoral applicants.
Recognize outstanding graduating students with Alumni Association Awards
Nomination Deadline: Feb. 16
Cheer on your students – Attend the Three Minute Thesis Competition
Thirty-six graduate students representing 21 programs are registered for the annual
3MT! Visit the 3MT website to view presentation titles for the first round of competition
on February 19. Zoom links for first round heats coming soon!
Engage in service - volunteer to be a Judge at the K-State GRAD Forum
Recognize outstanding faculty – Nominations open for Commerce Bank Distinguished Graduate Faculty Award
Nomination Deadline: May 16
Graduate Student Success
Encourage participation – Deadline extended to share research at K-GRAD
The registration deadline for the K-State Graduate Research, Arts, and Discovery Forum
has been extended to February 17, 11:59pm. Encourage your students to register to
share their research and gain presentation experience.
Facilitate Timely Degree Progress
To ensure a smooth route to graduation, please work with your students to submit a
program of study by completion of 9 graduate hours. Having a program of study on file
early in their graduate career makes degree expectations clear for the student and
supervisory committee. This also makes processing more efficient for Graduate School
degree analysts when the student has several forms and documents to submit for graduation.
Access the Program of Study and other electronic forms.
Results of Student Success Survey
In January, the Office of Student Success distributed a brief survey to K-State students asking about their K-State experience during the pandemic and how confident they are in continuing their studies at K-State for spring 2021. Here we provide a summary of graduate student* survey responses.
*College of APDesign students were not included in this survey because they received a similar survey from their college prior to distribution of the Office of Student Success survey.
Upcoming Events and Deadlines
View the Graduate School’s full calendar of events.
Register for the K-State Graduate Research, Arts, and Discovery Forum
Registration deadline: Feb. 17
Grant Writing 101 Workshop, GSC Professional Development Event
Feb. 18, 1:00-5:00pm
Capitol Graduate Research Summit
Three Minute Thesis Competition
First round - Feb. 19, 11:00am
Managing Citations and References library workshop
Feb. 22, 1:30pm
Graduate Student Virtual Coffee Chat with the Dean
Feb. 23, noon-1:00pm
Graduate Student Leadership Development Workshop – Leading with Your Strengths
February 24, 7:00-8:30pm
Graduate Student Town Hall with the Dean
Graduate Student Council Travel Awards
Application deadline: March 1 for events that begin anytime in May
Starting Your Literature Review in the Sciences library workshop
March 1, 1:30pm
Financial Support for Career Transition – Sarachek Predoctoral Honors Fellowship
Application deadline: March 2