Graduate School Weekly Newsletter

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!

Graduate Faculty

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

Feb. 18-25

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

Feb. 25

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

March 15