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2017 Spring Graduate School Commencement

The Graduate School celebrated the spring 2017 graduating class by awarding 80 doctoral, 2 masters of fine arts and over 500 master’s degrees at the spring 2017 commencement ceremony on Friday, May 12 at 1 p.m. in Bramlage Coliseum. During the ceremony, the honorary doctorate degree was awarded to Geraldine “Geri” Richmond, professor of chemistry at the University of Oregon. Dr. Richmond also presented the commencement address to the graduating class.

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Graduate Student Successes

This article highlights some current student successes:

  • 2017 Three Minute Thesis Competition
  • K-State Graduate Research, Arts, and Discovery (K-GRAD) Forum
  • Midwestern Association Graduate School Excellence in Teaching Award
  • Alvin and RosaLee Saracheck Predoctoral Honors Fellowship and Travel Awards in Molecular Biology
  • Spring 2017 Notable Scholarly Student Achievement Newsletter

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Graduate student brings character to life

‘Living With Tooflady,’ a master’s exhibition by Thea Meussling

Original stories by Jacqueline Wallace and Madison Salmans

Thea Meussling, a third-year graduate candidate in the art department, referred to by some as “Tooflady”, presented her master’s exhibition Living with Tooflady this spring 2017 semester.  Meussling’s research is unlike any other type of graduate research; she lived in the Mark A. Chapman Gallery, inside Willard Hall, for two weeks starting March 8 as a part of a master of fine arts exhibition. During her stay at the gallery, Meussling performed live as Tooflady without breaking character.

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Mary B. Gregoire, registered dietitian and graduate alumna, highlights K-State experiences

Kansas State University alumna Mary B. Gregoire, a registered dietitian and charter fellow of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics explains how her graduate school experiences helped her get to where she is today.

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Fall Commencement

Graduate School awarded over 200 master’s degrees and 80 doctoral degrees during fall commencement ceremonies on December 9 at Bramlage Coliseum.  The graduate faculty, the Graduate School team, the President’s Cabinet, the Alumni Association, and family and friends celebrate with the students as we welcome the new group of graduate into the K-State family. Continue reading “Fall Commencement”