Graduate School Weekly Newsletter

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.

Graduate Faculty

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 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

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.


2021 Graduate Student Council Executive Officer Elections

Applications are being accepted for the following executive officer positions. Terms for these positions begin in May 2021. Application deadline is March 26, 2021.

  • President Elect (two-year term; serves as president in second year)
  • Treasurer (one-year term)
  • Secretary (one-year term)

Upcoming Events and Deadlines

View the Graduate School’s full calendar of events.

Developing Adaptive Leadership, Leadership Development Workshop

March 11, 6:00 – 7:00 pm

K-State Scholarship Network Application Deadline

March 15

Creating a Research Poster, GSC Professional Development Event

March 17, 2:30 – 4:00 pm

2021 Graduate Student Council Executive Officer Application Deadline

March 26

K-State Graduate Research, Arts, and Discovery Forum Oral Presentations

March 31

GSC Travel Award Application Deadline for June 2021

April 1

K-State Graduate Research, Arts, and Discovery Forum Poster Presentations

April 1