March 9th, 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.
Newsletter distribution reducing to every other week
Based on feedback received, after this week, distribution of the Graduate School newsletter will reduce to every other week. Special messages will be sent if critical information needs to be shared between newsletters. Faculty and staff are still welcome to share feedback on the newsletter in a brief survey.
Graduate Program Directors
Graduate Applications Processing
The internal deadline to recommend admission for International applicants for Fall 2021 was February 1st. This includes individuals who are: Living outside of the United States, applicants who are currently enrolled at an institution in the United States who plan to graduate in spring and plan to travel outside of the United States prior to August.
Departments are encouraged to submit their program recommendations for both International and Domestic applications for admission for Summer 2021 and Fall 2021.
Recognize outstanding faculty – Nominations open for Commerce Bank Distinguished Graduate Faculty Award
Nomination Deadline: May 3
Plan for graduation and commencement
Graduate faculty should be familiar with graduation requirements and deadlines and work with their students to meet the deadlines in their intended semester of graduation. Visit the Graduation and Commencement section of the Graduate School’s website for checklists and more information. Details for May commencement ceremonies to recognize all 2020 graduates and spring 2021 graduates are still being finalized. More information will be shared throughout the semester.
Graduate Student Success
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.
March 11, 6:00 – 7:00 pm
March 17, 2:30 – 4:00 pm