Graduate School Newsletter
August 24, 2022
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- Resources to support graduate faculty in mentoring grad students
- Graduate Department Head Meeting
- September Brown Bag: Graduate School’s Policies & Procedures
- October Brown Bag: Orientation for new Department Heads and new Graduate Program Directors
- Faculty Upcoming Events & Deadlines
- Registration open for graduate student writing events
- Registration open for fall fellowship information session
- Chicagoland Postdoc Recruitment Initiative
- Application open for BioKansas Scientific Writing Program
- Systems Engineering Research Center Doctoral Student Forum
- ETDR Templates Training Session
- GSC travel award application deadline approaching
- Graduate Assistantship – Coordinator for Meeting and Event Accommodations
The Graduate School welcomes you to a new school year. We wish you a great Fall 2022 semester and to finish 2022 successful!
The Graduate School wants to help graduate faculty be successful in mentoring graduate students. No matter how far along you are in your role as a graduate faculty member, we encourage you to utilize the trainings and resources available in the Graduate Faculty section of our website:
- Graduate Faculty Canvas Course
- Advising Doctoral Students Canvas Course
- Connection to Scientific Communication Advances Research Excellence (SCOARE) website
New initiative launched by the graduate school to build a stronger relationship with the department heads to better support the graduate programs and the work of the GPD’s. This meeting will be held on September 13th from 1:30-2:30pm in Leadership Studies, Room 114.
Join us on September 21st for a refresher on the Graduate School’s policies and procedures. In this session we will go over changes that have occurred such as changes to the outside chair (not the outside faculty member). The Brown Bag will be held September 21st in 121 Eisenhower Hall and via Zoom (https://ksu.zoom.us/j/99919430807, Passcode: BrownBag). Please RSVP to this event by September 20th.
Join us on October 19th for an Orientation for New Department Heads and new Graduate Program Directors. The Brown Bag will be held in 121 Eisenhower Hall and via Zoom (https://ksu.zoom.us/j/99919430807, Passcode: BrownBag). Please RSVP to this event by October 18th.
Graduate Department Head Meeting, 1:30-2:30pm, Leadership Studies 114
Brown Bag: 11:30am-1:00pm, Eisenhower 121
Topic: Policies & Procedures
|Sept. 28||Graduate Faculty Orientation, 10:00am-11:30am, Zoom|
|Sept. 29||Graduate Faculty Orientation, 3:30pm-5:00pm|
|Oct. 3||Associate Dean's Meeting, 2:00pm-3:00pm, Eisenhower 121|
Brown Bag: 11:30am-1:00pm, Eisenhower 121
Topic: Orientation for new Department Heads and new Graduate Program Directors
Grad Coordinator & Grad Staff Meeting, 11:00am-12:00pm, Zoom
If your program department has updates to the program specific area of the CollegeNET hosted online graduate application the updates can be added to our annual update process. Changes should be submitted to Joe Horan, the admissions coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org
We enjoyed welcoming and engaging with many new graduate students last week! Approximately 150 graduate students attended our in-person welcome session on Wednesday and 70 attended via Zoom on Thursday. Presentation slides and a recording of the session are available on the Graduate School Orientation page.
Welcome events this week
As a reminder, there are many Week of Welcome activities scheduled this week to acquaint new and returning students (undergrad and grad) with campus and community resources, services, and engagement opportunities. Here are some notable events for graduate students. More information is available in OrgCentral.
- Hale Library Tours, Aug 23-25
- Cats’ Cupboard Open House, Aug 24, 2:00-4:00pm
- Get the Scoop on Lafene, CAPS, and well-being resources, Aug 24, 5:15-7:15pm, Lafene Health Center
This fall, the Graduate School, Department of English, and the Writing Center are partnering to offer “Grad Wildcats Write,” a series of events to support graduate students in taking charge of their writing skills and habits. Information and registration is available on the GSC Professional Development webpage and in OrgCentral.
- Aug 25 – Acclimating to American Graduate-Level Writing, a workshop for international graduate students, 10:30am-noon
- Sept 13 – Graduate-Level Writing Workshop, 2:00-3:00pm
- Sept 29 – Writing Group, 1:30-3:30pm
Graduate students are invited to attend a series of sessions this fall to learn about graduate research and post-graduate fellowship opportunities. Information and registration is available on the GSC Professional Development webpage and in OrgCentral.
- Sept 1 – Plan for Post-Grad: Explore the Presidential Management Fellows Program, 2:00-3:00pm, Zoom
- Sept 8 – NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program Information Session, 3:30-5:00pm, Zoom
- Sept 29 – Identifying Graduate Research Fellowship Opportunities, 3:30-5:00pm, Zoom
This is a collaborative initiative to improve diversity and inclusion at the three largest research universities in the Chicago area (Northwestern University, University of Illinois Chicago, and the University of Chicago) and is open to all advanced PhD students and postdocs in STEM. Goals are to 1) address the "pipeline" challenge in STEM for historically marginalized graduate students and postdocs; and 2) to recruit and retain individuals from groups that have traditionally been underrepresented in academia and the sciences, including individuals from underrepresented racial and ethnic backgrounds, who have disabilities, who identify as LGBTQIA+, who are veterans, who have obtained a PhD as a second career, or who were first-generation college students or Pell-eligible. Application deadline is September 12. Learn more about this opportunity.
BioKansas invites graduate students and postdocs working on writing projects to apply to participate in the Scientific Writing Program. This virtual training program uses a project management based approach to help participants tackle complex writing projects. Scientific writing scholars develop time-efficient ways to reach their writing goals and develop professional skills - all while building professional relationships with a broad group of scientists. The application deadline is September 19. Learn more about the program.
Submissions are open for doctoral student to present at the virtual 10th Annual SERC Doctoral Student Forum on Thursday, November 17, 2022. Submissions are not limited to students working on SERC funded research. ANY student enrolled in a doctoral program at a SERC Collaborating University, Minority Serving Institution, or Historically Black College/University is eligible. Deadline to submit is 11:59 PM ET on Friday, September 30, 2022.
Graduate students who are writing a thesis, dissertation, or report are encouraged to attend this session for guidance on using the ETDR formatting templates. The session will be held via Zoom on Aug 29 from 1:00-2:30pm. Learn more about the session.
Each Monday, all enrolled graduate students receive a newsletter from the Graduate Student Council (GSC). Previous newsletters can be viewed on our website. Much of the information from the GSC newsletter is also shared in the Graduate School newsletter to keep department heads, graduate program directors, graduate program staff, and graduate faculty informed of resources, opportunities, and support for graduate students. We value our partnership with graduate programs in helping promote these opportunities to graduate students.
September 1, 2022 is the application deadline for graduate students to be considered for a GSC travel award for conferences or other professional activities that have a start date anytime in November. NOTE: Graduate students who plan to give a presentation at a conference but are not informed if their presentation submission has been accepted prior to the GSC travel award application deadline are still expected to apply for the travel award by the deadline. In the application, they should indicate that they plan to give a presentation. If allocated a travel award, the award will be contingent upon the student providing verification that their presentation was accepted for the conference.
This position is responsible for the office and staff that coordinate the meeting and event services for the Department of Housing and Dining Services. The coordinator position will have supervision responsibilities and oversee student employees within the meeting, event, and JP’s Sports Grill staff. This position may elect to advise student groups, may choose to serve on departmental committees, and is encouraged to participate in professional development activities or conferences. Interested students should find a full position announcement in Handshake or contact John Green (email@example.com, 785-691-7699)
This position will be on an hourly pay basis ($12) and not in a regular TAship. Most of the work will involve grading undergraduate assignments. Download the application form.
Resources fairs, community building, and opportunities to get acquainted with campus
Acclimating to American Graduate-Level Writing Workshop
ETDR Templates Training Session, 1:00pm-2:30pm, Zoom
GSC Travel Award application deadline for events that begin in November
Plan for Post-Grad: Explore the Presidential Management Fellows Program, 2:00-3:00pm, Zoom
NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program Information Session, 3:30-5:00pm, Zoom
Chicagoland Postdoc Recruitment Initiative Application Due
Graduate-Level Writing Workshop, 2:00-3:00pm
BioKansas Scientific Writing Program Application Due
Writing Group, 1:30-3:30pm
Identifying Graduate Research Fellowship Opportunities, 3:30-5:00pm, Zoom