What could be more exciting than beginning 2016 with K-State graduate alumni and friends! I had the privilege of joining Dr. Chwen Sheu, Interim Associate Dean of the College of Business; Dr. Jessica Elmore, Assistant Director of Diversity Programs in the K-State Alumni Association, and her husband, Mr. Kendric Elmore for two alumni events in Taiwan. Continue reading “Dean’s Message”
Communicating an 80,000 word thesis in three minutes sounds like a challenge, but Kansas State University graduate students proved they were up to the task in the university’s first Three Minute Thesis competition.
Now more so than ever graduate students at Kansas State University are enhancing their leadership experience, professional development potential and communication skills. Through the student led Graduate Student Council (GSC), graduate students have opportunities to learn and develop transferable skills outside of their academic programs. They are becoming well-rounded individuals, learning how to balance graduate school with other extracurricular opportunities through the support and opportunities provided by GSC. Continue reading “Graduate Student Council bring out the best in graduate students”
This article highlights Graduate School news, events and current student and graduate faculty successes:
- Graduate Student Ambassador program
- K-State Graduate Research, Arts, Discovery (K-GRAD) Forum
- Capitol Graduate Research Summit winners
- Commerce Bank and W.T. Kemper Distinguished Graduate Faculty Award winners
- Arts, Humanities and Social Science Small Research Grant winners
Other gifts, even though appreciated at the time of receipt, often become outdated, outgrown or no longer of interest, but the gift of education rarely loses its value as we use it daily in our lives.
A special thank you to graduate alumni who have contributed to the gift of education for our graduate students. These valuable contributions have made students’ education more affordable, created research opportunities and awards, and supported professional development, travel opportunities, and networking events. Your gifts have encouraged students to achieve more than we thought feasible.
For Alisa Doan, returning to the K-State campus to visit with people who played a major role in her life when she was a student and sharing experiences with current students are a couple of the ways she gives back to the University. Continue reading “Alisa Doan’s graduate gift of scholarship”
Students from all parts of the world cross masses of land to study in a graduate program at Kansas State University. Currently 19 international students’ gift of education is being supported by a Fulbright Fellowship.
The Fulbright program provides international students the opportunity to explore and engage with students and faculty in their field in a different cultural setting while undertaking a graduate experience at a U.S. university.
A Wildcat weekend packed with purple pride! Over 125 alumni and friends joined Kansas State graduate students, Graduate School staff and administrators in Cat Town for a tailgate celebration prior to the K-State football game against the Iowa State Cyclones on Saturday, November 21.
This article highlights current students and alumni successes:
- 2015 Research and the State winners
- Nepalese student organization gives back to Manhattan after Nepal earthquake fundraiser
- Alumnae receives $30,000 to conduct research on trauma center
- Graduate Student Council GTA Teaching award winners