Graduate School Bulletin
November 29, 2022
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- December Graduate School Know How: End of the semester celebration
- Giving Tuesday and Graduate Student Child Care Scholarships
- Three Minute Thesis (3MT) and college and faculty recognitions
- Non-hooding Faculty: Commencement Information
- Attend DGF Presentation by Dr. Yoonseong Park
- Upcoming Events & Deadlines
- Initiatives to promote K-State to potential graduate students
- Recruitment Event Funding Grants
- Fall 2023 Nominations - Timothy R. Donoghue Graduate Scholarships
- Save the date for new grad student welcome and orientation
- Application for the 2023 Graduate Student Leadership Deadline Extended
- Discover the 3MT and learn tips for success – Info sessions
- Teaching and Learning Center: Professional Development Series
- Final Graduate Student Writing Group for Fall 2022 Reminder
- Marine Energy Graduate Student Research Program
- GSC Travel award for application deadline approaching
- Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences Graduate Fellowship
- IBUILD Graduate Research Fellowship
The Graduate School invites you to a celebratory Graduate School Know How session! We will be providing coffee and cookies to celebrate the end of another successful Fall semester.
The celebration will be held in 121 Eisenhower Hall, from 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
Please RSVP to the event by December 14th, 2022, and we look forward to your attendance.
It is Giving Tuesday, and the Graduate School is again raising funds for the Graduate Student Child Care Scholarship. Raising a child is expensive. Many graduate students do not have family nearby to help care for their children. They rely on childcare services, which cost more and more. Those who cannot afford childcare might take longer to earn their degree or could be put in a position to drop out of graduate school.
- We have supported 23 students, but many more need our help. The Graduate Student Child Care Scholarship was launched in Spring 2022 and was offered again in Fall 2022. In each semester, approximately 50 students applied, but we were able to support only 20-25% of the applicants. Graduate students expressed hardships such as not being able to afford health insurance or pay for medical expenses for their children, struggling to provide nutritious food for their children, and poor mental health from balancing academic demands with financial challenges. Recipients of the scholarship have expressed gratitude for the University’s support of balancing academic and personal responsibilities. The Graduate Student Child Care Scholarship helps relieve a financial burden, which can positively impact student mental well-being and academic progress.
- Help us spread the word to reach our goal of raising $15,000 for supporting graduate students who are raising children! Please share our campaign posts on social media today (morning, mid-day, late afternoon).
The Graduate School will host the annual 3MT competition in February. We encourage you to invite all Graduate students conducting research to participate. There is also a mini-competition for the colleges.
College recognition: The Dean of the college that has the most presenters will serve as a judge in the final competition!
Faculty recognition (new initiative): Faculty who have a high number of students participating in the 3MT and GSC research forums (Research and the State in the fall and K-State GRAD Forum in the spring) will be recognized with a new Graduate Faculty Mentor Award. The purpose of the award is to recognize faculty who engage graduate students in K-State research presentation events.
Questions regarding the 3MT competition may be directed to Dr. Megan Miller at email@example.com.
Special seating arrangements have been made for non-hooding faculty. The seating arrangements give faculty superior visibility during the ceremony. Faculty seating will be in the same area as the spring 2022 ceremony. Help us anticipate the number of non-hooding faculty in attendance by completing this online registration form by Monday, December 5. Please reach out to Miranda Schremmer (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you have any questions.
Dr. Yoonseong Park, Professor of Entomology, and 2022-2023 recipient of the Distinguished Graduate Faculty Award will give a public presentation on his work at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, November, 30, in the Town Hall at the Leadership Studies Building.
The title of his presentation is, “Molecular Galaxy of Insect Neuropeptides.” All are welcome to attend. Light refreshments will be served.
Dr. Park’s presentation will also be available via Zoom, Meeting ID: 992 3259 0889
For information about this event, please contact Miranda at email@example.com
Distinguished Graduate Faculty Presentation: Dr. Yoonseong Park
Time & Location: 1:30 pm, Leadership Studies 114 or Zoom
Application Deadline for Recruitment Event Funding Grants
Nomination deadline for the Award for Excellence and Innovation in Graduate Education
Registration deadline for Non-Hooding Faculty to attend commencement
December Graduate School Know How: End of the semester celebration
Location: 121 Eisenhower Hall, 11:30 am -1:00 pm
Nomination deadline for Fall 2023 Timothy R. Donoghue Graduate Scholarship
The admissions team notes that several programs have applications for Spring 2023 that are awaiting a program recommendation. We encourage that if you have a Spring 2023 application awaiting a program recommendation, please complete it as soon as possible. This will give the Graduate School a sufficient lead time with processing admissions.
Requests and question should be sent to Joe Horan, Graduate Admissions Manager, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 is waived. Codes are available in any quantity, but please order in batches if you plan to use several. When purchasing, please indicate the quantity of Domestic ($65) and/or International ($75) waiver codes that are required.
Requests and question should be sent to Joe Horan, Graduate Admissions Manager, email@example.com.
The Graduate School’s webinar series continued November 16th with 220 registered and 64 in attendance.
The Next Graduate School Webinar is next Wednesday, December 7th at 6 pm titled The Application Process in which we will be walking students through the application process.
The webinars can be viewed on our YouTube Channel (22) K-State Graduate School - YouTube
The Graduate School has hosted several successful Open House sessions for KSU undergrad students to drop by and ask questions. We have 2 remaining Open House Days for the fall semester the first on Wednesday, November 30, 2022, at 3:00 pm, and Thursday, December 1, 2022, at noon. All Graduate School Open House sessions are in Eisenhower Hall, 121.
Lastly, we will be starting a Graduate Recruitment Team in MS Teams for broader communication and recruitment efforts across graduate programs.
For direct questions or to be added to the graduate recruitment team, please contact Sarah Tortella, Director of Graduate Recruitment, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Graduate School is accepting applications for recruitment funding grants. The grants assist graduate programs with hosting spring semester campus visit events for applicants offered Fall 2023 admission to doctoral programs or to the Fine Art terminal master’s degree program.
- Programs will receive up to $500 per student attending the recruitment event and a maximum of $5,000.
- Programs will be expected to make the travel arrangements and provide any additional funding necessary to support activities.
- Complete the online application form by December 1, 2022. As part of the application, programs must upload a single PDF document containing an engagement plan, sample itinerary (1-2 pages), and the estimated budget, including department contribution. The engagement plan should indicate what opportunities the recruits will have to interact with current students and faculty and what activities will be included to orient them to the department, campus, and town.
- Funding decisions will be made by December 19, 2022.
Please direct questions about recruitment funding grants to Dr. Michael Young, Graduate Faculty Associate in the Graduate School, at email@example.com.
The Graduate School is accepting nominations for Timothy R. Donoghue Graduate Scholarships. The nomination deadline is January 31, 2023.
Funding information: Master's students are awarded a $3,000 scholarship, and doctoral students are awarded a $5,000 scholarship for one academic year. The scholarship may be renewed for a second year.
Nomination guidelines and procedures:
- Nominees must be beginning a K-State graduate program in Fall 2023 and be offered an assistantship.
- Nominees may be U.S. citizens, permanent residents, or international students.
- Limited funding is available to support up to 20 doctoral and up to 10 masters admitted for Fall 2023.
- Each graduate program may submit four
- Nominations are due January 31, 2023. Selected students will be notified by February 17.
Learn more about the scholarship and access the nominations survey.
Questions about the Donoghue Scholarship may be directed to Miranda Schremmer at firstname.lastname@example.org or 785-532-6191.
The Midwestern Association of Graduate Schools is seeking nominations for the Award for Excellence and Innovation in Graduate Education. Each institution is allowed to make one nomination.
The Graduate School is asking academic program to self-nominate for this Award for Excellence and Innovation in Graduate Education by December 1, 2022.
Purpose of the Award
The purpose of the award is to encourage, recognize, and reward excellence and innovation in graduate education at either the graduate school or program level. Applications may relate to any facet of graduate education, including outreach, recruitment through selection and admission, retention, instruction, and degree attainment such as:
➢ Recruiting, retaining, and ensuring the success of underrepresented minorities, underserved populations, or international students
➢ Development of programs, policies, and processes in response to extenuating situations such as the COVID-19 pandemic
➢ Programs, policies, and processes that support using technology to promote instructional best practices and/or increase educational access
➢ Initiatives or programs that promote graduate student mental and physical health and wellness
➢ Innovative and creative pathways to student success
➢ Creation of professional development opportunities to broaden the skill sets of graduate students
➢ Programmatic efforts to improve student retention and completion
➢ Innovative technology to communicate with and attract prospective applicants in new and
➢ Other significant efforts to promote excellence and innovation in graduate education
Full information about this award can be found at: http://mags-net.org/excellence-and-innovation-in-graduate-education-award/. Do NOT complete the nomination form found on the MAGS site.
The Graduate School developed the following process to identify one program nomination to submit for this Award:
- academic units self-nominate by December 1, 2022
- the self-nomination process is done through a Qualtrics survey (link provided below)
- the nominations will be reviewed by a Grad Council and/or Graduate School taskforce
- the KSU Grad School nomination will be submitted to MAGS by December 20, 2022
- if chosen as a finalist for this Award, the academic program representative may attend the MAGS conference (March 29—31, Chicago)
Please complete the Qualtrics form describing your innovative work by December 1st.
For direct questions, please contact Dr. Michael Young, Graduate Faculty Associate, at email@example.com.
If students missed the deadline to graduate in Fall 2022, but complete all the degree requirements by December 2, 2022, they will graduate in Spring 2023 without having to enroll in the Spring semester. For more information, please direct students to the graduation and commencement webpage.
For additional questions, please contact Angie Pfizenmaier, Lead Degree Analyst, at firstname.lastname@example.org
Please share the following information with your graduate students
The Graduate School looks forward to welcoming new graduate students to K-State for the Spring 2023 semester. We will soon be communicating with incoming students and directing them to “getting started” information and to inform them about welcome and orientation activities. Below are dates for sessions scheduled in December and January.
- Getting started checklists and tutorials: This section of our website guides new graduate students through the K-State onboarding process (e.g., enrolling in classes, accessing technology). We also have guidance specifically for new international students and for grad students who are starting an assistantship. Learn more.
- Welcome and orientation activities (view a detailed schedule)
- "Getting Ready" Zoom sessions to guide students through onboarding processes (organized by the Graduate School) – Dec 15, 9:00am and Jan 6, 1:00pm
- Orientation for new international students (organized by International Student and Scholar Services) – Jan 9-12
- Welcome session for all new grad students (organized by the Graduate School) – Jan 11 (in-person, 9:00am; virtual, 1:00pm)
Applications for the Spring 2023 cohort of the Graduate Student Leadership Development Program (GSLDP) will be accepted through December 1, 2022. This program provides K-State graduate students an opportunity to develop leadership skills to make positive change in their work, studies, and student organizations. Participants attend four required workshops and have the option to attend three additional workshops. They also participate in three peer coaching team sessions throughout the semester. There is no cost to students to participate.
The Graduate School will host the annual 3MT competition in February 2023. We encourage all graduate students who are conducting research to participate. The Deadline for students to register is December 12, 2022.
The 3MT will benefit students by: enhancing their communication and presentation skills, build interdisciplinary connections, promote their research, develop an elevator pitch (useful for networking), and compete for awards.
Students can learn more about the 3MT and receive guidance on how to be successful by attending an informational session on the following dates:
- November 30, 2022, 1:00-2:30pm - Register for Zoom link
- December 8, 2022, 2:30-4:00pm - Register for Zoom link
Questions regarding the 3MT competition may be directed to Dr. Megan Miller at email@example.com.
The Teaching and Learning Center (TLC) has organized another Professional Development Series. This is a great opportunity for graduate students who are interested in earning a TLC Professional Development certificate, or in becoming a TLC Fellow over the course of this academic year. Application guidelines can be found on the Teaching and Learning Center website.
The “You Should Be Writing” session is on November 30th at noon, Zoom Link here
Teaching CHAT is on December 7th at noon, Zoom Link here
For more information and the Fall 2022 Professional Development Series, please visit the website.
December 2, 2022, will be the final graduate student writing group of the Fall 2022 semester. The Graduate School, Department of English, and Writing Center invite graduate students who are looking for a dedicated time and space to make progress on their writing projects. The writing group will be from 10:00am – noon and held in the Writing Center, located in 122D English/Counseling Services. Students who plan to attend are asked to register in advance in OrgCentral. Light snacks and refreshments will be provided.
Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education is currently accepting applications for the 2022-2023 Marine Energy Graduate Student Research Program. You will receive a competitive stipend, an allowance to offset the costs of health insurance, reimbursement for education, research travel and materials up to $7,000, and limited tuition allowance. A relocation allowance of up to $3,000 may also be provided for eligible participants relocating to the hosting facility. You must be a U.S. Citizen or Lawful Permanent Resident and be enrolled as a full-time master’s or doctoral graduate student at a qualified program requiring a research thesis/dissertation at an accredited U.S. college or university with a cumulative graduate GPA of 3.00 or higher on a 4.00 scale. Application deadline: December 2, 2022. Learn more and apply.
December 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 February. 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.
The Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences Fellowship recognizes students with exceptional teaching and/or research achievements who seek additional experience in interdisciplinary teaching and research mentoring. Fellows will receive an award of $1,500 for mentoring research by a multidisciplinary team of senior undergraduates. Recipients are also eligible to apply for an additional $500 NRES Travel Award during the academic year in which the fellowship is awarded. Doctoral students in any discipline conducting research in the general domains of natural resource management, environmental sciences, human-environment interactions or sustainability science are eligible to apply. The application deadline for spring 2023 fellows is Nov. 29. Interested students should visit the NRES website for detailed application instructions and to review additional NRES fellow requirements.
Innovation in Buildings (IBUILD) Graduate Research 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. You will receive a competitive stipend of $35,000, an allowance to offset the costs of health insurance up to $16,000, research travel and materials up to $12,000, and limited tuition allowance up to $25,000. Application deadline: December 2, 2022. Learn more about the fellowship, eligibility, and application.
Application deadline for The Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences Graduate Fellowship
Teaching and Learning Center: Professional Development Series
Topic: “You should be writing” at Noon via Zoom
Application deadline for 2023 Graduate Student Leadership Development Program
Deadline to apply for GSC travel award for professional events that begin anytime in February
Deadline to graduate in Spring 2023, without enrolling for the semester
Application deadline for IBUILD Graduate Research Fellowship
Final Graduate Student Writing Group, 10:00am – noon Location, 122D English and Counseling Services
Teaching and Learning Center: Professional Development Series Topic: “Teaching CHAT” at Noon via Zoom
Recruitment webinar series: The Application Process at 6:00 pm via Zoom
Deadline for students to register for 3MT