WorldWide Wildcats Newsletter
Volume 9, Issue 4
New Online System Makes Exam Scheduling Easier, More Convenient
This semester, K-State Global Campus implemented a new system that will allow students taking online courses to schedule their exams online. The new system is for students scheduling exams at the K-State Global Campus Testing Center in Manhattan, Kansas, only.
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The online scheduling system will allow students to schedule exams at any time of day. We strongly recommend that you schedule your exams at least a week in advance, and all exams must be scheduled by midnight the day before you take your exam. Please note that due to the high volume of exams during midterms and finals, you may not be able to schedule at your ideal time.
You can learn more about how to schedule an exam or proctor, including where to go to schedule an exam online, on our Testing and Exams page.
K-State places a high value on academic integrity and honesty. Therefore, a valid photo ID is required when checking in for your exam. If a valid photo ID is not presented, then you will not be allowed to take your exam. In addition, you will not be allowed to use personal electronic devices, including computerized watches and cell phones, in the testing rooms.
Violations to the K-State Honor Pledge, including plagiarism, can happen even if you’re not aware. There are many online resources available to learn more about academic integrity and honesty at K-State. The Student Tips page includes examples of violations and tips to avoid plagiarism.
Connect at Virtual Commencement and Grad Reception
Graduation is a twice-annual fixture on the campus of nearly every university in America, and at Kansas State, this tradition is no different. Each academic college at K-State gathers to celebrate the accomplishments of its newest set of graduates, congratulating them on the completion of their degree and sending them off into the working world.
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But for distance students tasked with navigating the same difficult classes and programs as their on-campus peers, celebrating these same accomplishments is more difficult.
The student services unit at Kansas State University Global Campus has put together several different ways to help graduates end their time at K-State on a high note.
For those that can’t come to campus to walk in their college’s graduation ceremony, K-State Global Campus offers Virtual Commencement, which aims to take the graduation experience online. Each graduate’s name and degree is listed in the site’s online program, and those looking to congratulate a graduate can leave a message on the virtual commencement message board for all to see.
The graduation festivities at K-State Global Campus also include an in-person reception for those that are able to travel to Manhattan, Kansas, over graduation weekend. This fall’s reception will be held on Dec. 9 from 4 to 5:30 p.m. at the K-State Alumni Center in Manhattan.
“Virtual commencement is a way that K-State Global Campus recognizes and celebrates the hard work of our students in completing their degrees,” said Pamela Erickson, director of student and faculty services for K-State Global Campus. “Faculty and staff are excited to have the opportunity to meet our students and their guests in-person at our graduation reception held on campus.
“In addition, both events are a way for us to welcome our students as K-State alumni.”
Graduating students are encouraged to take an exit survey administered through K-State Global Campus as a way to find ways the online degree experience at K-State could be better.
"The responses are very important as we use that information to address potential improvements," said K-State Global Campus associate dean Duane Dunn. "We are looking to address any curriculum, technology, interaction or communication processes which will improve the student experience and in turn enrich the students' program and careers."
Coming to Manhattan for commencement? Join us at a distance student graduation reception:
Friday, Dec. 9, 2016
4 to 5:30 p.m.
Kansas State University
1720 Alumni Center
Manhattan, KS 66506
Please RSVP by contacting Laura Widenor at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Fort Riley Opens Remodeled Education Services Building
It’s been 127 years since Wainwright Hall was built at Fort Riley, Kansas, but its newest occupants are grateful to have the new space.
Fort Riley Education Services has moved into Wainwright Hall, located at 211 Custer Ave. in Fort Riley. The building was originally built as a barracks for cavalry troops assigned to Fort Riley, then later became an academic building for the cavalry school. The building was partially destroyed by fire during World War II and rebuilt.
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In addition to preserving the historic value of the building, the most recent remodel added a new auditorium, office space and classrooms while also complying with the Americans with Disabilities Act.
The building was rededicated in July, with Brig. Gen. Patrick D. Frank, deputy commanding general of the 1st Infantry Division and Fort Riley, speaking at the event.
“Buildings like Wainwright Hall have ensured that soldiers at Fort Riley have been on point for the nation as those trained and educated in this building deployed around the globe to defeat our country’s enemies and support our allies,” Frank said, according to a Fort Riley press release. “This building has experienced fire and reconstruction, but the facility you are about to enter has the spirit of the cavalry school.
“Today, we bring Wainwright Hall back into the mission of providing education for our soldiers.”
Housed in the building is Kansas State University Global Campus military student services coordinator Dominic Barnes.
Barnes came to K-State Global Campus after 27 years of active-duty service and a desire to help support the military community through higher education.
Also housed in the building are representatives from seven other academic institutions.
Resources for Survivors
Kansas State University’s Center for Advocacy, Response and Education (CARE) provides confidential services and advocacy for survivors of sexual violence, dating violence, stalking and sexual harassment. The CARE coordinators are available to assist survivors in understanding and navigating university policies and procedures.
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CARE provides 24-hour assistance for all K-State students, even those who do not live in Manhattan, Kansas, who have been victimized by violence. They can assist students in working with offices and agencies on and off campus to help students with law enforcement, legal, medical, and academic concerns.
The Global Campus Resource Wheel illustrates services that are available and contact information for each. It also notes which services are confidential and available 24/7.
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact CARE at email@example.com or 785-532-6444.
WorldWide Wildcats Gear Supports Scholarships
Kansas State University Global Campus has partnered with N Zone Sportswear to offer a variety of apparel and accessories with your choice of the “WorldWide Wildcats,” “Kansas State University Global Campus” or "Kansas State University" logos.
Purchases can be made online, and a portion of the proceeds from each purchase will be applied toward scholarships for K-State distance students.