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Author: Tom Roesler

K-State Proud – ArtSci Day

2015 K-State Proud Logo

K-State Proud is coming to our college! Come visit the K-State Proud table in Eisenhower Hall on Thursday, February 11 from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Stop by to donate to receive this year’s K-State Proud shirt and help reach the goal of raising one MILLION dollars to help fellow K-State students! Then wear your shirt to the Sunflower Showdown games on February 13 and 20!

K-State Proud is a student-led, nationally recognized fundraising campaign for K-State. Guided by the leadership of Student Foundation, the campaign encourages students to show their K-State pride through philanthropy. All student campaign donations establish Student Opportunity Awards for fellow K-State students. In the first nine years of the campaign, students have established a culture of philanthropy by raising more than $930,000 for their peers who are struggling financially.



If you’re planning to graduate this spring or summer, please visit our website for information you’ll need regarding deadlines, instructions and tips. Feel free to direct family and friends to the site, as well, if they’re making plans for the big day!

Some important deadlines that are coming up soon:

Nationally Competitive Scholarships

Over the next two months, there are several deadlines for some nationally competitive scholarships. K-State as a rich history of success among all of these, and the vast majority of students who have received them at K-State are from our college, so we hope you’ll consider applying!

For information about any of these scholarships, or others that might not be listed, visit: http://www.k-state.edu/nationalscholarships

Phi Beta Kappa Study Abroad Grant – Deadline: Feb. 15

Phi Kappa Phi Study Abroad Grants are designed to help support undergraduates as they seek knowledge and experience in their academic fields by studying abroad. Fifty $1,000 grants are awarded each year.

Fulbright Summer Institute – Deadline: Feb. 23

The US-UK Fulbright Commission offers special Summer Institutes for US citizens to come to the UK.  These summer programmes provide the opportunity for US undergraduates (aged over 18), with at least two years of undergraduate study left to complete, to come to the UK on a three, four, five or six week academic and cultural summer programme.

Cargill Global Scholars Program – Deadline: March 1

The Cargill Global Scholars program provides financial support and leadership development opportunity to undergraduate students from around the world. Scholarships will be awarded to talented, high performing students studying in a field relevant to Cargill’s world of food, agriculture and risk management.

Gilman Scholarship for Study Abroad – Deadline: March 1

The Gilman Scholarship Program aims to diversify the kinds of students who study and intern abroad and the countries and regions where they go by offering awards to U.S. undergraduates who might otherwise not participate due to financial constraints.


Information and applications will be available on the K-State Office of Nationally Competitive Scholarship website in the coming weeks.


Career Fair Looking For ArtSci Students


It says Engineering, but every company in attendance needs Arts & Sciences majors in some capacity. Here’s a list of companies that are attending and have said they’re specifically looking for ArtSci students:

Day One


Day Two

Pella Corporation

Graphic Design

Synesis Partners

Both Days

All Arts & Sciences

For more information about the Career Fair, visit: http://www.k-state.edu/ces/students/cfengineeringcareerfair.html

Welcome Back

Kimathi_ChomaArts & Sciences Students,

Happy New Year and Welcome back! I hope you had a relaxing and refreshing holiday break and that you are reinvigorated to start a brand-new spring semester. I’ve always loved the spring it is a great time of renewal and revitalization. This spring we have an opportunity to dig in and start the semester off very well, both academically and socially.

Some of the exciting things that are going on in diversity right at the beginning of the semester are the 2016 MLK Observance Week Events, Jan 25-29. Please find the calendar of events at http://www.k-state.edu/diversity/mlk/2016/mlkposter.pdf (Thank you, Office of Diversity and University Partners!) I invite you to attend as many events as your schedule allows and to encourage your friends to attend.

During that week, social justice and social awareness are very important topics that will be covered and having an understanding of them will increase your ability to thrive in the world we live in. I would like to place a special emphasis on the 2nd Annual College of Arts & Sciences Teach-In on Wednesday, January 27 which will address the state of civil rights in the U.S. in response to current events. It will occur at the Leadership Studies Building, Town Hall Noon – 1 p.m. If you have additional questions about this event, please contact: Dr. Kimathi Choma, kchoma@k-state.edu, 785-532-6900. I encourage you to join College of Arts & Sciences faculty members for this powerful discussion regarding teaching and research as it pertains to the pressing social issues of today and the legacy of activism at Kansas State University and beyond.

Finally, I encourage you to focus on your goals and to seek mentorship and support as needed. You have the ability to excel and the Deans’ Office is here to support you in that effort.


Dr. Kimathi Choma
Interim Assistant Dean of Diversity, Recruitment, and Retention


Student Forum on Fees

The College of Arts & Sciences is hosting its first-ever Student Forum on Fees, Wednesday, January 27 from 4-5 p.m. in 114 Willard Hall. This is the latest effort from the college to educate and inform students impacted by the college Instructional Improvement Fee, and will be an opportunity to learn more about the proposed increase and ask questions.

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Graduation Information

Congratulations! It’s that time. Spring 2015 commencement for the College of Arts & Sciences is Saturday, May 16 at 8:30 a.m. at Bramlage Coliseum.

We strongly encourage all our graduating seniors to participate in the commencement ceremony, however, participating in the ceremony does not mean that you have graduated nor have earned your degree. In order to do that, you must first submit Continue reading “Graduation Information”

Internship Opportunity – National Agricultural Center & Hall of Fame

The National Agricultural Center in Bonner Springs, KS is seeking a creative; out of the box thinker for it’s full-time summer 2015 Collections Management & Museum Acquisitions Internship. The right intern will have opportunities to add experiences to their education that are rarely found for interns in museums and educational centers.


The National Agricultural Center and Hall of Fame was chartered by congress in 1960 to record and preserve the history of American farmers. To that end, the center has received hundreds of artifact donations that illustrate Continue reading “Internship Opportunity – National Agricultural Center & Hall of Fame”