Graduate School Newsletter
May 3, 2022
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- Commencement - Hooding Faculty
- Commencement – Non-hooding Faculty
- Graduate School Commencement Speaker – Brigadier General Michelle Letcher
- Upcoming Events & Deadlines
The Graduate School has finished collecting hooding information from all terminal degree candidates. After we verify the candidate's status, we will be reaching out to faculty who have been named as hooders to confirm their participation in the ceremony. Please reach out to Miranda Schremmer (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you have any questions or you can find the most up to date commencement information on the commencement website.
If you are planning to attend commencement as a non-hooding faculty, we have made special seating arrangements that would give a more prominent visibility to you during the commencement ceremony. This seating will be the same as the fall 2021 ceremony if were able to attend. To help us better plan the seating arrangements, please complete this online registration form by Monday, May 9th.
Graduate faculty who are not hooding candidates should assemble in the South Tunnel behind the stage no later than 12:30 p.m on Friday, May 13. We encourage you to wear your regalia to Bramlage as there are not changing stations available. Please leave all valuables at home, in the trunk of your car, or with a trusted member of the audience.
Thank you for your participation and for your contributions to graduate education at K-State. Please reach out to Miranda Schremmer (email@example.com) if you have any questions or you can find the most up to date commencement information on the commencement website.
The Graduate School is pleased to welcome alumna Brigadier General Michelle M.T. Letcher as the spring 2022 commencement speaker. Brig. Gen. Letcher serves as the Chief of Staff of the U.S. Army Futures Command that leads a continuous transformation of Army modernization in order to provide future warfighters with the concepts, capabilities and organizational structures they need to dominate a future battlefield.
While Brig. Gen Letcher is here, she will be participating in the Political, Diplomatic, Military Lecture Series on Thursday, May 12th from 7pm-10pm in the KSU Alumni Center-Ballroom. If you are interested in attending, please contact Dr. Art DeGroat (firstname.lastname@example.org) by May 5th.
Commerce Bank & WT Kemper Foundation DGF
Award Nominations Due
Commencement: Bramlage Coliseum: 1:00pm
Graduate School Brown Bag: End of the Semester Social
Eisenhower 121/Zoom: 11:30am-1:00pm
The Graduate School will be sending out renewal letters to departments that have students who are eligible to have their Donoghue Scholarship renewed. Students much meet the following criteria.
· recommendation from graduate program
· GPA of 3.40 or higher
· meeting a satisfactory level of progress
· being appointed on an assistantship
· demonstration of active participation in departmental, Graduate School, Graduate Student Council, university, and other professional engagement activities
Thank you for all of the hard work you put in to nominate these students! If you have any questions about the renewal process, please contact Miranda Schremmer (email@example.com).
The Graduate School received the green light from the Provost to launch three search processes. We will be hiring two recruiters and a communication person. Information about these searches will be provided in the coming week(s).
The recruiter positions are: Director of Recruitment and Graduate Recruiter. The role of the Graduate Recruitment unit will be:
- to develop and implement a university level, coordinated, recruitment strategy for graduate students (Grad SEM)
- to work collaboratively with all academic units, campus partners and KSU campuses in developing, implementing and continuously revising the graduate SEM
- To identify individualized and targeted recruitment strategies and tactics for our different types of graduate student populations (i.e. master and doctoral, underserved minorities, geographical region, etc.)
The main role for the Communication and Marketing coordinator will be:
- Develop and implement, with academic units, communication strategies and develop marketing materials that are aligned with the KSU Communications and Marketing Division’s work and the university’s brand.
- Serve as marketing coordinator for all digital, web-based and print materials for the K-State Graduate School by working with the Graduate School administrative team.
These actions support the mission of the Graduate School to provide strategic leadership and vision to advance graduate education in directions consistent with university goals and priorities, and to formulate and implement a comprehensive and visionary strategy that engages prospective and current graduate students from Kansas, across the country, and internationally.
Applications and abstracts are being accepted from graduate students and postdocs, as well as undergraduate students with laboratory research experience for the Mechanisms of Disease Research and Recruitment Conference, August 4-6 in Kansas City. Innovation Festival is taking a novel approach to placing early career scientists in bioscience industry jobs and academic research programs, including full-time jobs; internships; post-baccalaureate, summer, graduate, and postdoctoral training programs; and more! Industry companies and academic institutions will be in attendance to recruit attendees into highly sought-after positions. Thanks to a generous donation from K-INBRE and SHARPhub, student and post-doc registration is FREE and you are able to apply for a travel award to cover additional costs to attend.
Attendees will have the opportunity to:
- Present your research to industry and academic leaders either orally or as a poster – or even just attend!
- Experience one-on-one conversations with industry and academic leaders interested in helping you reach your goals.
- Participate in unique experiences to build your network and identify or secure new career or training opportunities.
Applications for presentations and attendance are being accepted on a rolling basis until space is filled.
The Summer 2022 internship term begins on June 20, 2022 and ends on August 12, 2022. Interns will receive a stipend of $6,000 for participation in the program. All internships are located in Washington, D.C. and are full-time; participants must be able to commit to a minimum of 35 hours per week (Monday – Friday). Application deadline is May 15, 2022. Visit the internship website for eligibility criteria, application instructions, and internship details.
The nomination deadline is approaching to submit applications for the University Distinguished Professors Excellence in Doctoral Studies Award, which recognizes exceptional achievement in doctoral studies. Applicants must demonstrate excellence in scholarship through publications and other accomplishments appropriate for their academic field. Applicants must be admitted to candidacy by the time of application and must not graduate prior to the fall 2022 semester. Additional information, application instructions, and the application portal are available on the Graduate School’s website. Questions about this fellowship award can be directed to Miranda Schremmer, firstname.lastname@example.org.
The nomination deadline is approaching for the MAGS/ProQuest Distinguished Thesis Award and the CGS/ProQuest Distinguished Dissertation Award. These awards serve to recognize theses and dissertations representing original work that makes an unusually significant contribution to the student’s field of study. For each award, a graduate program may nominate one student in each of this year’s award categories: 1) Engineering, Math, and Physical Sciences and, 2) Social Sciences. Nominees must have an effective date of degree awarded in the period of July 1, 2020 through June 30, 2022. Nomination deadline: May 9, 2022
As a fellow in the NCSES Research Ambassadors Program, you will identify or draft measurement items, test these measures, and ultimately field a fully tested questionnaire on an online panel of respondents to generate data for a future Public Perceptions of Science (PPS) chapter in NCSES Science and Engineering Indicators (SEIs).
- Receive a competitive stipend for living and other expenses during this appointment as determined by NCSES. Stipends are determined by participant's academic standing, discipline, and experience.
- Participants may also be eligible to receive: Health insurance allowance; Reimbursement for travel expenses; Travel/training allowance for professional development and travel to professional meetings, such as conferences.
- Learn from top researchers and subject matter experts in data analysis, statistics, economics, science policy, research and more
- Gain real world experience in cutting edge research from the world's premier source for data and information on the science and engineering enterprise
- Develop skills within and outside of your field of study and interest and earn a competitive edge
- Network with your peers, travel, and participate in educational events
Eligibility: must have received a doctoral degree from an accredited college or university in an eligible discipline by May 2022.
Application Deadline: May 11, 2022, 11:59pm Eastern Time
Distinguished Thesis and Distinguished Dissertation Award nominations due
Commencement: Bramlage Coliseum: 1:00pm