Summer Course Drop Dates

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

  • June 14, 2016 – Last day for 100% refund for a regular session course
  • June 17, 2016 – Last day for 50% refund for a regular session course
  • June 22, 2016 – Last day to drop a regular session course without a W being recorded
  • July 7, 2016 – 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.

Academic Advising Graduates Attend Commencement Brunch

One of the most exciting times for those of us involved in the online academic advising graduate program is the chance to meet students in person. We had that opportunity when several students attended Commencement and the College of Education brunch on Friday, May 13. Congratulations to the all graduates!

Congratulations to our Master’s Degree Graduates

May 2016 Master’s Degree Graduates
Laura Ashley
Katharine Brandon
Mikayla Brent
Shelly Brownlee
Patrice Carey
Jody Cheatum
Brittney Coan
Margaret D’Onofrio
Todd Duntz
Lisa Foreman
Jenna Gannon
Kashonna Garcon
Margaret Gerry
Richelle Hawley
David Lasota
Jill Lomonte
Logan Meinert
Miranda Mulzer
Elizabeth Prettyman
Olivia Scarborough
Carrie Schmidt
Crystal Smith
Sarah Snyder
Margaret Sumruld
Ana-Alicia Tolento
Rebecca Zirger

Diplomas Mailed to All Graduates

All diplomas are mailed. It will take about 8-12 weeks for the diplomas to be processed, printed, and mailed out. The degrees should appear on unofficial transcripts in KSIS in approximately 3 weeks. 

Congratulations graduates!

Commencement Ceremony Streaming Live

Graduate School

May 13, 2016, 1 p.m., Bramlage Coliseum

To watch a graduation ceremony live, visit this web page on the time and date a ceremony is scheduled.

On the left is the list of graduation dates and times for each college.

Friday, May 13, 2016


Wendy Troxel named director of Center for Excellence and Research

By Patrice Scott

Wendy Troxel

Charlie Nutt, executive director of NACADA: The Global Community for Academic Advising, announced Wendy Troxel as the inaugural director of the Center for Excellence and Research in Academic Advising and Student Success.

Troxel will join the association staff in June and also will have a faculty appointment in the College of Education. She is currently an associate professor in the educational administration and foundations department at Illinois State University where she focuses on research methods, program evaluation and assessment at the graduate level. She has previously served as interim department chair and director of the University Assessment Office at Illinois State, as well as director for research and assessment in the Division of Student Affairs at the University of Alabama, Birmingham, where she earned a doctorate in educational leadership. As a NACADA member, Troxel is the incoming co-editor of the NACADA Journal, a research committee member and past chair of the research committee.

“We are elated that Dr. Troxel will be joining the association as research center director,” Nutt said. “She has been an active and committed member of the association for years, and we are delighted that her many talents and expertise will now be a global asset.”

Debbie Mercer, dean of the College of Education, believes Troxel’s scholarly achievements and proven leadership skills will be of immediate benefit.

“As NACADA and the college intensify their commitment to producing high-quality research related to academic advising and student success, Dr. Troxel’s prowess will be a tremendous resource for our research agenda. We welcome her as a member of the faculty and look forward to a productive future together.”

The Center for Excellence and Research in Academic Advising and Student Success will unite theorists, scholars and practitioners seeking to advance scholarly practice and applied research related to academic advising. The center is expected to be in full operation in early 2017, partnering with relevant entities and organizations, promoting research-based practices in academic advising, and securing funding and professional development opportunities related to academic advising research. Because academic advising is so closely partnered with student success, the center will examine a broad range of issues.

Nutt praised J.P. Regalado, past NACADA president, and Ken Hughey, professor and chair of the special education, counseling and student development department in the College of Education, for their leadership in co-chairing the search committee. In addition, he thanked the NACADA board of directors for its support in creating the center and approval of the necessary funding, and thanked Mercer for her vision and continued support.

Procedures for Summer Graduation

The follow information is intended for students planning to complete the requirements for the Master in Science in Academic Advising in Summer 2016. If you are not planning to complete requirements this summer, it is recommended that you review this post to be familiar with the process.

1) Please e-mail Pam McGlynn ( to let her know you are planning to complete degree requirements at the end of the Summer 2016 semester. She will use this list to distribute additional information to potential graduates and add students to the online course for 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 – June 6, 2016.

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 6, 2016. A Word file is available for download at: 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 24, 2016. 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: Summer graduates may attend the Fall Commencement Ceremony Friday, December 9, 2016 at 1 pm.

Graduate School Commencement Events – May 13, 2016

Friday, May 13, 2016

College of Education Graduate Brunch              10:30 a.m. to Noon          Manhattan Country Club

1531 N. 10th, Manhattan, Kansas

Reservations required. A formal invitation will follow from the College of Education.

Graduate School Commencement Ceremony           1 pm      Bramlage Coliseum

Bramlage Coliseum is located at the corner of Kimball Ave and College Ave. It is next to the Bill Snyder Family Football Stadium. There is a large parking lot in front of the building. Public parking will be permitted in all general, student, faculty, and staff parking lots during commencement weekend. However, parking in any reserved space is still restricted to permit holders.

Master’s candidates participating in commencement exercises must wear a master’s cap, gown, hood and tassel. Master’s regalia differs from bachelor’s regalia and can be purchased through the K-State Campus Store or online at  http://www.cbgrad.comThe Academic Advising degree is a Master in Science in Academic Advising. Master of Science degree graduates wear a gold yellow hood.

For additional information please refer to Graduation and Commencement Information at

Global Campus Graduation Celebration     4 pm to 5:30 pm        Alumni Center

1720 Alumni Center, Manhattan, Kansas

All students who have applied for Spring graduation are invited to an on-campus reception to celebrate graduation. Students’ families are also invited. The celebration will take place Friday, May 13, at 4 p.m. at the Alumni Center. A formal invitation will follow from Global Campus.


Campus Map

Manhattan, KS Convention & Visitors Bureau

Manhattan Chamber of Commerce

Restaurant Guides

Live Webcast

Live Webcast of the Commencement Ceremonies can be found at:

Virtual Commencement

A virtual commencement ceremony Web site will be available for distance education degree candidates unable to attend their K-State commencement ceremony in person. The website includes a listing of students earning degrees through distance education, a place for family and friends to post congratulatory messages to their graduate, a commencement address, music and other commencement-related offerings. 

Senior Academic Advisor Position at Texas A&M

Texas A&M Engineering has a Senior Academic Advisor I position available. This position serves as a senior level advisor for the departmental Undergraduate Advising Office. Recruits and advises prospective and current undergraduate students in the academic requirements for a degree from Texas A&M University as well as their educational and career goals. Has knowledge of university and college policies and procedures and provides information on available campus resources that will address their unique needs. Other duties include advising students on curriculum requirements for satisfactory completion of their degree; assisting with scheduling classes each semester; serve on advising committee responsible for reviewing transfer, readmit and post baccalaureate applications and reviewing student appeals; meet with students on academic probation and establish and monitor probationary terms; assist with scholarship banquet; assist with prospective student visits as needed; assist with new/transfer student conferences; attend monthly advising meetings. Other duties will be assigned as needed.

Required Documents

1. Resume

2. Cover Letter/Letter of Application

Optional Documents

If you have questions or need assistance in completing this application because of a disability, please contact:

Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station
1470 William D. Fitch Parkway
College Station, TX 77845


Save the date: Summer Advising Institute scheduled for May 19-20

By Steven Dandaneau

Mark you calendars for the fourth annual K-State/NACADA Summer Undergraduate Academic Advising Institute on Thursday, May 19, and Friday, May 20, in the Leadership Studies Building.

Brett McFarlane, director of university advising at the University of California, Davis, will serve as the keynote speaker. The institute also will feature sessions on such topics as a universitywide advising syllabus, summer school, first-year experience programs realignment and implementation of SSC-Campus integration with KSIS Advisor Center.

As always, all K-State faculty, staff and administrators with an interest in advising are encouraged to attend. Two breakfasts and a lunch on Thursday, May 19, are included gratis. Participants also will have the opportunity to present research or informational posters and tables, and to receive specialized training.

A registration link will be included in a follow-up announcement closer to the date of the institute. In the meantime, pose questions or send breakout session or poster presentation ideas to Steve Dandaneau, vice provost for undergraduate studies, at

The Summer Advising Institute is sponsored by the University Advising Committee and the National Academic Advising Association. Funds are directed for use by the University Advising Committee by the provost and senior vice president and the vice president for student life and dean of students.