WorldWide Wildcats Newsletter
Volume 10, Issue 1
Scholarship Deadline Approaching
The scholarship application for the fall 2017 semester will be available Feb. 15 and due April 1. Scholarships are available for distance students based on grade point average, financial need, military status, degree program or current employer.
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Kansas State University Global Campus awarded a total of $48,200 in scholarships for the spring and summer 2017 semesters. The following scholarships were awarded:
- College of Agriculture Scholarship for Distance Education Students: Nine scholarships at a total of $5,700
- College of Arts and Sciences Scholarship for Distance Education Students: Six scholarships at a total of $6,000
- College of Business Administration Scholarship for Distance Education Students: Seven scholarships at a total of $7,000
- College of Education Scholarship for Distance Education Graduate Students: Six scholarships at a total of $6,000
- College of Technology and Aviation Scholarship for Distance Education Students: Two scholarships at a total of $2,000
- Food, Nutrition, Dietetics and Health Scholarship for Distance Education Students: Six scholarships at a total of $6,000
- K-State Global Campus Scholarship for Distance Education Students: Twelve scholarships at a total of $12,000
- Military Spouse Scholarship: Two scholarships at a total of $2,000
- EdAssist Scholarship: Six scholarships at a total of $1,500
Apply for Graduation
Students who plan to graduate in spring 2017 must apply for graduation through KSIS. Instructions to apply can be found online. The application process takes only a few minutes and should be completed as soon as possible in order to ensure your application is approved and that your name appears in the graduation ceremony program.
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All degree requirements must be met for consideration as a candidate for graduation. Check the commencement ceremonies website for updates on the ceremony schedule.
Kansas State University Global Campus invites distance education graduates to the Manhattan campus to attend the commencement ceremony and a graduation reception. The fall 2016 K-State Global Campus graduation reception was held on Friday, Dec. 9 at the K-State Alumni Association. Twenty-one graduates attended the reception, along with their family members, program faculty, K-State Global Campus staff members and Willie the Wildcat. Speakers included Sue Maes, dean of K-State Global Campus, April Mason, provost, John Dobson, bachelor's in interdisciplinary social science, Georgia Pate, bachelor's in food science and industry, Kristi Lax-Walker, master's in academic advising, and Jessica Elmore, associate director of diversity programs for the Alumni Association.
During the graduation reception, K-State Global Campus was able to sit down with three of our graduates to discuss their experiences with distance education at K-State.
"My job today is one that takes me to all five continents and I've accessed the system on every continent. Without that type of access and without the type of flexibility that K-State distance learning provided, I would not have been able to reach this point today. I think the unique thing about the learning that I got in the last four years was that I could really apply everything that I learned."
—Gary van Breda, bachelor's in food science in industry
"I'm the type of person that likes to be in the class, with the professor, up front. And I actually really feel like I had that experience with the Global Campus. I know several of my professors, and I feel a real connection with them. So the Global experience for me has been really almost better than in the classroom because there was so much contact. I feel that I've really been part of the family."
—Kristian Lax-Walker, master's in academic advising
"I would absolutely encourage others to go for an online degree. When we work the way we do, it's full time, 40-plus hours, you've got kids. It's really hard to step away and go to a campus school with all those responsibilities when you can just do it from your computer. You're sitting there, your husband's playing video games and you can sit there and watch a meat science lecture on your tablet and your kids are coloring. It's great. So I would highly recommend it."
—Georgia Pate, bachelor's in food science and industry
For those unable to attend graduation in person, K-State Global Campus hosts Virtual Commencement, a venue for students at a distance to be honored for their accomplishments through online congratulatory notes, a live stream of the commencement ceremonies and addresses by administrators.
Online Tutoring Available
Kansas State University Global Campus and the Academic Assistance Center would like to let you know that there are resources available for you if you need a tutor this semester. It is important to request a tutor early to ensure one is available for your subject.
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How Online Tutoring Works
- To request a tutor, complete the Tutor Request Form.
- The Academic Assistance Center will review your application and determine if a tutor is available for your subject and for the time slots you specified. Please note that all time slots are in Central Time. We cannot guarantee a tutor will be available for every subject.
- You and your tutor will communicate via email to schedule a tutoring appointment that will take place via Zoom. Use your K-State eID and password to download, install and sign into Zoom.
- Once installed, click on "Join Meeting" and enter the meeting ID provided by your tutor and your session will begin.
Tutoring on the Manhattan Campus
If you live in the area, you are welcome to use the in-person tutoring services available on campus. Tutors are available at various locations and they also offer walk-in sessions.
If you have any questions about tutoring, please contact Kimberly Dierks at firstname.lastname@example.org or 785-532-6492.
Trio of K-State Coaches Earn Milestone Wins
With the winter sports season in full swing and both the men's and women's basketball teams competing to finish among the top teams in the Big 12 Conference, the 2016-17 academic year has been a good one for Kansas State University sports.
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In addition to the strong starts by both basketball teams, the K-State football team also had a solid year, finishing with a 9-4 record and a 33-28 win in the Advocare V100 Texas Bowl against Texas A&M.
Each of the head coaches in the aforementioned sports also hit milestones this season, highlighted by head football coach Bill Snyder's 200th win in November, which came in a 34-19 victory over the Kansas Jayhawks.
Snyder, who turned 77 in October, is just the sixth coach in NCAA history to win 200 games at the same school and now boasts a 202-105-1 overall record in 25 seasons at the helm for the Wildcats. With a strong returning core of players and bolstered by one of the more impressive recruiting classes to come to K-State in recent years, the 2017 season has the look of a good one for Wildcat fans.
Outside of football, men's basketball coach Bruce Weber also enjoyed a milestone in his coaching career this season, when he won his 500th game as a head coach in a 74-55 win over Prairie View A&M in November.
Weber, in his fifth year at the helm for K-State, has the Wildcats among the top half of teams in the deep and talented Big 12, and well on their way toward the ultimate goal of returning to the NCAA tournament after missing it the last two seasons.
Women's basketball coach Jeff Mittie also hit a milestone this season, winning his 400th game as a head coach when the Wildcats beat Nebraska-Omaha in December. Mittie is in his third season as head coach at K-State and has made the postseason in each of the last two years.
Bolstered by a strong group of returning players and a young nucleus of newcomers, the K-State women's basketball team is in the middle of one of its best seasons in years and is positioned to finish among the top four in a strong Big 12.
As the calendar turns from February and into March, expectations for Wildcat basketball fans will likely surge as both teams try to finish the regular season strong and prepare for postseason play. If Weber and Mittie's career-long success has anything to do with it, March has the chance to be a good month for K-State athletics.
Opportunity for Transfer Students
If you transferred to Kansas State University from a Kansas public community or technical college but did not receive an associate degree, you may be eligible for reverse transfer.
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Reverse transfer is based on an agreement between K-State and community and technical colleges that allows certain undergraduate students to use credits earned at K-State to receive an associate degree from their community or technical college. Students must have earned at least 45 transfer credit hours with at least 15 of those hours from a single two-year public Kansas college.
If you're interested in learning more about reverse transfer, or to find out if you're eligible, please contact your advisor.
New Online Proctoring Partnership
Kansas State University Global Campus is pleased to announce a new partnership with Examity®, an online proctoring system that provides a secure and convenient way to take your exams online.
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Examity® can be accessed directly from Canvas, and all pertinent information for your classes will be imported into the system automatically.
In addition to a higher proctor-to-student ratio and more prompt response time, the cost per exam will be lower than the previous online proctoring system, which will save you money. You will need a debit or credit card at the time of scheduling.
Tools for using Examity® can be found in your course in Canvas, or you can contact their 24/7 technical support at 1-855-Examity or email@example.com.