February 23rd, 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
Thank you for your sustained contributions to K-State graduate education!
Attend the 3MT final and vote for your favorite presenter
On Friday, eight finalists were selected for the Three Minute Thesis final competition. Visit the 3MT website to view presentation titles and to access a Zoom link for the final round of competition on February 24.
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
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.
PhD students in Chemistry, Entomology, and Kinesiology give award-winning presentations
Three doctoral students were selected for awards for their research poster presentations in the annual Capitol Graduate Research Summit. Kelly Shunje (Chemistry) was selected for a first-place award in the university competition and a first-place award in the BioKansas competition. Cameron Osborne (Entomology) was selected for a runner-up award in the university competition. Stephen Hammond (kinesiology) was selected for a second-place award in the BioKansas competition. Presentations will be accessible for viewing on the CGRS event site until February 25. Full news release on the winners coming soon in K-State Today!
Encourage students to apply for K-State Scholarships
Scholarship opportunities are available for incoming and continuing K-State students. Graduate students are eligible for some of these funding opportunities. All scholarship awards in the KSN are made for the fall semester. Please encourage students in your program to complete the KSN application by March 15.
Upcoming Events and Deadlines
View the Graduate School’s full calendar of events.
Capitol Graduate Research Summit
Three Minute Thesis Competition
Final round - Feb. 24, 3:00pm
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
Online Interviewing Tips, GSC Professional Development Event
March 2, 2:00 – 3:00 pm
Grad School: Financial Tips and Tricks with Powercat Financial
March 2, 6:00 – 7:00 pm
Finding Social Sciences Data Sets, Library Workshop
March 8, 1:30 pm
Developing Adaptive Leadership, Leadership Development Workshop
March 11, 6:00 – 7:00 pm
K-State Scholarship Network Application Deadline