March 2nd, 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!
Recognize outstanding faculty – Nominations open for Commerce Bank Distinguished Graduate Faculty Award
Nomination Deadline: May 16
Graduate Student Success
Congratulations to Three Minute Thesis Winners
Manjot Kaur Rekhi, master’s student in agronomy, is K-State’s 2021 Three Minute Thesis (3MT) winner! Rekhi will represent K-State in the Midwestern Association of Graduate School’s 3MT competition at the end of March. Lara Dsouza, PhD student in biology, was selected as the second-place winner, and Priyasha Fernando, master’s student in civil engineering was voted by the audience as the People’s Choice award winner. Full news release on the winners coming soon in K-State Today!
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.
Several student support units are accepting applications for graduate assistantships for appointments beginning in fall 2021. Students from all disciplines are welcome to apply.
Application deadline: March 5 at noon
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.
Applications are being accepted for the following executive officer positions. Terms for these positions begin in May 2021. Application deadline is March 26, 2021.
Upcoming Events and Deadlines
View the Graduate School’s full calendar of events.
Application deadline: March 2
March 2, 2:00 – 3:00 pm
March 2, 6:00 – 7:00 pm
March 8, 1:30 pm
March 11, 6:00 – 7:00 pm
March 17, 2:30 – 4:00 pm