Academic Advising Graduate Program Featured in Alumni Magazine

The Academic Advising Graduate Program and alumna, Kristi Lax-Walker, were featured in the Spring/Summer 2018 edition of Global Campus Link.

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Advising Positions Available at Purdue University

Purdue University, West Lafayette Indiana, has four academic advising positions available. 

Applicants should apply online at Please be aware there may also be additional academic advisor positions listed on Taleo, our job posting website.

Any questions about the posting should be directed to the talent acquisition specialist: Amanda Warren-Glowe,

NACADA Annual Conference Scholarship Awarded to Brenda Kutz

Brenda Kutz, a student in the Master’s in Academic Advising Graduate Program, has been awarded the Graduate Student Annual Conference Scholarship. This scholarship covers the registration fee for the NACADA Annual Conference.

The 2018 NACADA Annual Conference theme is “Life Stories: The Art of Academic Advising.” The conference is in Phoenix, AZ September 30 – October 3, 2018.

Established in 1983, the NACADA Annual Awards Program for Academic Advising, honors individuals and institutions making significant contributions to the improvement of academic advising. NACADA is a representative and advocate of academic advising and those providing that service to higher education.

Congratulations Brenda!

For information about NACADA scholarships, please visit:

Drop Dates for Summer 2018

For Summer Session courses, the following drop/refund dates apply:

  • June 12, 2018 – Last day for 100% refund for a regular session course
  • June 15, 2018 – Last day for 50% refund for a regular session course
  • June 20, 2018 – Last day to drop a regular session course without a W being recorded
  • July 5, 2018 – Last day to drop a regular session course

If you are dropping your last (only) class, you will need to contact the Graduate School to withdraw for the semester. Scott Schlender <> is the contact in the Graduate School.

KSIS is Operational

Following the May 22 roof fire at Hale Library, most of the shared network services are available for students, faculty and staff. Some programs are still being evaluated or are undergoing maintenance. A list of operational systems and frequently asked IT questions is available on the IT Services blog.

With an increase in network activity starting today, it is possible for stressed equipment to fail, which may cause temporary outages. Please be patient if an unplanned outage occurs. IT Services is monitoring all network equipment and continues to order and replace equipment as needed.

Purdue University Honors College Seeks Advisors

Purdue University Honors College is hiring two new Honors Advisors.  

Background on the Purdue University Honors College:
Our mission is to create and foster well-rounded, well-educated global leaders. We work to create student leaders on campus who impact society from their very first semester. The four pillars, our primary tenets, come together to help us accomplish this mission. They are leadership development, undergraduate research, community and global experiences, and interdisciplinary academics. 

 Full description of the open positions:

 As an Honors Advisor, you will provide supplemental advising about the Honors College curriculum and experience to current and prospective Honors College students at Purdue University.  You will assist students in creation of short and long term curricular and co-curricular goals as well as provide information regarding curricular and co-curricular programs and opportunities including Study Abroad, Honors, 21st Century Scholars, Leadership Development, etc. This position will advise approximately 375 incoming freshman. Additionally, you will develop and share strategies for academic success, coach students in development of professional behaviors, and conduct audits on students’ progress toward their degree.  You will also provide guidance about graduate / professional school, career / internship opportunities and the job search process, and help students link learning and professional preparation in the workplace.

 **This position represents two vacancies.**

 Qualifications Required:

  • Master’s degree in a field relevant to the position.
  • One year of experience in academic advising, student services, graduate teaching, research, or related field.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to effectively collaborate with faculty, staff, students and parents.
  • Must be able to work independently with guidance from supervisor in a team-oriented environment.
  • Computer proficient in Microsoft Office programs (Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.)


  • Knowledge of academic advising for undergraduate students.
  • Knowledge of key issues related to recruiting and advising highly motivated, high-achieving undergraduates strongly preferred.
  • Knowledge of programs and majors at Purdue University.
  • Ability to work independently with guidance from supervisor in a team-oriented environment.

 Additional Information:

  • A cover letter is required in order to be given full consideration for the position, and should specifically address your interest in and fit for the position within the Honors College.
  • Purdue will not sponsor work authorization for this position.
  • A background check will be required for employment in this position.
  • FLSA: Exempt (Not Eligible For Overtime)
  • Retirement Eligibility: Defined Contribution Waiting Period.
  • Purdue University is an EOE/AA employer.  All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.

Apply here.

Summer Graduation Procedures Deadline – June 1, 2018

This is a reminder that students intending to graduate Summer 2018 need to notify Pam McGlynn by June 1, 2018 and submit the Approval to Schedule Final Exam form.


1) Please e-mail Pam McGlynn ( to let her know you are planning to complete degree requirements at the end of the Summer 2018 semester. She will use this list to distribute additional information to potential graduates and add students to the online course to submit the final project.

2) All candidates for master’s degrees must submit the graduation application via the student center in KSIS before the Final Exam form is processed. The graduation application will add students to the list of candidates for degree completion as well as update the degree/diploma name and mailing address. This is a graduation requirement by the Graduate School. The application may not be available until after the start of the semester. Note: KSIS is currently unavailable due to fire. As soon as it comes back online please take care of this  requirement. The delay will not interfere with your graduation date. 

In order to submit the graduation application you must log into KSIS and go to “Academics” in the “Student Center”. Open the “Other Academic” list box and click “Apply for Graduation” and then click go (>>) and complete the online application. Step by step instructions on applying for graduation are available in KSIS Help at the following link:

3) If you are planning to complete the master’s degree this summer, the Approval to Schedule Final Exam form is to be submitted to Pam McGlynn by June 1, 2018. A Word file is available for download on the Final Project page: On this form, complete the following three items at the top center of the page: Name; K-State eID; and Student Number (WID, 9-digit number beginning with an 8). After completing this information, the file is to be e-mailed to Pam and she will complete the rest of the form. She will obtain the required signatures and forward it to the Graduate School. This form is required for the final project that serves as the final exam for the degree.

After the Approval to Schedule Final Exam form is processed by Graduate School staff, you will receive an e-mail with information about graduation and commencement.

4) The academic advising final project must be submitted on K-State Online-Canvas by June 25, 2018. A K-State Online course will be created for this purpose and students that notify Pam will be on the roster. The final project is the culminating activity for the graduate program and will be evaluated by your program committee. Please view the final project pages on the website for more information ( The final project is expected to be a high quality, graduate document developed during the program. Please contact your advisor or Dr. Ken Hughey ( should you have questions about the academic advising final project.

A program of study is to have been submitted and on file with the Graduate School. The program of study must be on file before the final exam form can be submitted to the Graduate School. If you have not completed this, please contact Pam as soon as possible. In addition, it is required that you be enrolled during the semester in which you complete degree requirements.

For graduation and commencement information from the Kansas State University Graduate School, go to the following url: Fall Commencement Ceremony is Friday, December 7, 2018 at 1 pm.