Graduate School Weekly Newsletter
November 2, 2021
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The Graduate School is pleased to recognize Caterina Scoglio, professor in the Mike Wiegers Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, and Barbara Valent, university distinguished professor of plant pathology, as the 2021-2022 recipients of the Distinguished Graduate Faculty Award. Scoglio and Valent have made significant contributions in their fields and to graduate education at K-State. The will be honored at the May 2022. Read the full announcement.
The November Graduate School Brown Bag will be held on November 15 at 11:30am in 121 Eisenhower Hall and via Zoom. In order to prepare for this session, please respond to the attendance survey by November 11. This information will allow us to assess if we have the proper room for the session or if we need to move the brownbag to a larger room.
Please follow this link for a brief attendance survey: https://kstate.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_b9RbHcKsJ5juGiO
- Attend in-person: 121 Eisenhower Hall
- Attend via Zoom: https://ksu.zoom.us/j/91083651126?pwd=cXVHWXJMT1NLRzFWWWQ3NVNNbnM5QT09
Meeting ID: 910 8365 1126
One of the issues creating delays to students who applied for graduation is the presence of an incomplete “I” or failed “F” grade on their transcripts. Often incomplete “I” grades become “F” grades if the course is not completed within a semester (University policy), excluding report/research hours. To address this issue, the Graduate School will be providing each semester an “I” grade report to the academic units. You will receive the first report this week.
We ask you that you review the report and remind graduate faculty and the students to develop a plan for completing the course. The report will be accompanied by information about the University deadlines that you know about.
Caterina Scoglio, professor in the Mike Wiegers Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, and 2021-2022 recipient of the Distinguished Graduate Faculty Award will give a public lecture of her work via Zoom on November 17 at 3:00pm. The title of Scoglio’s talk is, “Network Approaches for Mitigation and Forecast of Infectious Diseases.” All are welcome to join.
Departments that wish to pay the application fee for graduate applicants may purchase fee waiver codes from the Graduate School. Purchased codes may be given to prospective students so that their application fee can be waived. Codes are available usually in minimum orders of 5 codes. When purchasing, please indicate the quantity of Domestic ($65) and/or International ($75) applications codes that are required. Requests should be sent to email@example.com.
As the fall semester begins, please be sure to follow up with your students to make certain they have an approved program of study on file at the Graduate School. Full time students must file a program of study before the end of their second semester to ensure student success.
November 12, 2021 is the deadline for masters and doctoral students to complete all degree requirements to officially graduate in Fall 2021. Students and faculty are encouraged to use the Graduate School’s graduation and commencement checklists to stay on track and complete all requirements by posted deadlines.
Applications are being accepted for the Spring 2022 cohort of the Graduate Student Leadership Development Program (GSLDP)! This program provides K-State graduate students an opportunity to develop leadership skills to make positive change in their work, studies, and student organizations. Application deadline is November 30, 2021.
The Innovation in Buildings (IBUILD) Graduate Research Fellowship strengthens the pool of well-trained, diverse MS and PhD scholars who are equipped for research-intensive building technologies careers across all sectors. IBUILD Fellows receive research and educational support to conduct innovative research at their home institution in an area with demonstrated relevance to building energy efficiency. In addition to funding high quality research, the fellowship will provide professional development, mentoring, networking, and internship opportunities. Application deadline is December 1, 2021.
The Graduate School is now accepting applications for the Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences Small Grant Program to support research expenses for master's and doctoral students in these disciplines. Grants up to $1,000 will support direct research costs such as travel to an archive, data collection, or exhibition and performance expenses for graduate students doing original research in the arts, humanities, and social sciences. Application deadline is November 17, 2021. Funds will be available after Jan. 15, 2022.
The Graduate Student Council has video recordings posted for three professional development events held this semester. Students who were unable to attend the sessions live, are welcome to view the recordings and can also earn credit toward the GSC Professional Development Certificate. The next GSC professional development seminar is scheduled for November 5 and is offered in partnership with the Staley School of Leadership Studies: “Stories in Action: Developing a change narrative to navigate your uncertain and complex world.” Learn more about GSC professional development opportunities.
|Nov 5||GSC Professional Development seminar, 2:00-3:30pm|
Graduate Student Coffee Chat with the Dean, noon-1:00pm
|Nov 12||Deadline to complete all requirements for Fall 2021 graduation|
|Nov 15||Graduate School Brown Bag, 11:30am - 12:30pm, 121 Eisenhower Hall|
Application deadline for Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences small grant program
|Nov 30||Application deadline for Graduate Student Leadership Development Program|
|Dec 1||GSC Travel Award application deadline for events that begin in February 2022|