April 11, 2017
Upcoming Events:
Tuesday, April 11
Flight Team meeting at 7:30 p.m. in the Aviation Center

SGA meeting at 8:30 p.m. in the CCCR

Wednesday, April 12
Social Work Wildcats meeting at 5:30 p.m. in TC106

Alpha Eta Rho meeting at 7:30 p.m. in the Library Community Room

Thursday, April 13
Civic Luncheon Lecture from noon to 1 p.m. in the CCCR

Aerospace Maintenance Professionals meeting at 5:30 p.m. in Aero building room 141

Otakats meeting at 7:30 p.m. in the CCCR

Flight Team meeting at 7:30 p.m. in the Aviation Center

Christian Challenge meeting at 8 p.m. in the Cafeteria

Friday, April 14
Interactive Workshops and Courageous Conversations from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the CCCR

Saturday, April 15
No events scheduled

Sunday, April 16
No events scheduled

Monday, April 17
Women in Aviation meeting at 8:30 p.m. in TC107

Phi Delta Theta meeting at 8:30 p.m. in the CCCR
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Final blood drive of school year this week

Kansas State Polytechnic students, faculty and staff have one more opportunity this school year to donate blood.

The campus will be hosting a Red Cross Blood Drive on April 11 and 12 and there are 21 time slots that need to be filled. To give blood, reserve an appointment by signing up in the library. Appointments on April 11 run 8:45 to 11 a.m. and 12:15 to 2:45 p.m. Appointments on April 12 run 8:30 to 10:45 a.m. and noon to 2:30 p.m.

Please consider donating blood - one contribution can save up to three lives.
Andrew G. Talbott, 2005 graduate of the Polytechnic Campus, named Kansas State University Alumni Fellow

Andrew G. Talbott is one of 12 distinguished Kansas State University alumni honored as 2017 Alumni Fellows.

Talbott is an Alumni Fellow for the College of Technology and Aviation, which is located on K-State's Polytechnic Campus, and will be honored during a celebration April 19-21. He will return to his alma mater to present guest lectures and discuss current trends while meeting informally with students and faculty. 

Talbot, along with the other 11 Alumni Fellows, was chosen for the award based on his high level of professional accomplishment and distinguished service within his respective career. Based in Hanford, California, he is a strike fighter pilot for the U.S. Navy and a former member of the Blue Angels. Talbott has accumulated more than 3,600 flight hours and has 335 carrier arrested landings. His decorations include a Meritorious Service Medal, a Strike Flight Air Medal, four Navy and Marine Corps achievement medals and various personal and unit awards. He holds the rank of lieutenant commander. 

Prior to joining the Navy, Talbott was a flight instructor for K-State for two years and earned a bachelor's degree in airway science in 2005 from K-State Salina, now Kansas State Polytechnic. A native of Sedan, Kansas, Talbott completed two deployments aboard the USS Enterprise and flew in support of Operation New Dawn and Operation Enduring Freedom. He and his wife, Missy, have two children, Noah and Cora.

For more information about the Alumni Fellow program, including a full listing of the 2017 Alumni Fellows, visit www.k-state.com/fellows.
Kansas State Polytechnic's UAS program expands Part 107 short course to Dallas, May 12-14

The nationally ranked unmanned aircraft systems program on the Polytechnic Campus is taking its Part 107 preparation course on the road and heading south.

Designed to help professionals successfully complete the Federal Aviation Administration's new remote pilot in command certification, Kansas State Polytechnic is offering a UAS commercial pilot training course in Dallas from Friday, May 12, through Sunday, May 14. It will focus specifically on preparing attendees to pass the FAA's Part 107 written test, which is required for anyone who wants to operate an unmanned aircraft for commercial purposes and does not have a manned pilot certificate. The UAS commercial pilot training course complements the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International's annual conference, called AUVSI Xponential 2017, which is in Dallas earlier that week.

Kansas State Polytechnic launched its first UAS commercial pilot training course on Aug. 30, 2016, the day Part 107 went into effect and since then, several courses have been delivered.  More information on the Dallas course, including registration can be found here.
Airport Management students attend AAAE Conference in Wichita

Kansas State Polytechnic's student chapter of the American Association of Airport Executives (AAAE) had the opportunity to attend the South Central chapter's Annual Conference in Wichita April 2-4.

Students were able to network with airport executives and participate in a variety of educational sessions, not to mention represent the Polytechnic Campus and its airport management program.



A high-five is one of the most recognizable ways two people can share excitement or celebrate a job well done. Kansas State Polytechnic's CEO and Dean Verna Fitzsimmons awards her high-five each week to honor faculty, staff and students for their dedication to the university.
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Congratulations to CCSC Central Plains conference attendees!

I would like to send a high-five to professor Tom Mertz and the eight students in computer systems technology and digital media technology who attended the 2017 Consortium for Computing Sciences in Colleges Central Plains conference (CCSC-CP) at the University of Nebraska in Lincoln.

Along with attending the conference programs, six of the students participated in the Student Poster Competition and all eight students participated in the Student Programming Contest. Charles Bockhorn and Ben Stich won second place in the poster competition for their sophomore project, "Building a Customer Relationship Management System for Kansas State Polytechnic Admissions," and Ryan Fabac won third place for his senior project, "Automotive Data Acquisition System." Other K-State Polytechnic students with poster contest entries were Jesse Allen, Logan Gideon and Justin Noggle. The two additional students who participated in the programming contest were Nick Boyer and Matt Zilkie.  Congratulations to each of you!

Also, thank you to the Student Governing Association and the School of Integrated Studies for assisting in the funding of this trip.
Aviation Scholarships:
FLIGHT TEAM members - The Dr. Harold S. Wood Award for Excellence is available to a student who is a flight team member. DEADLINE: April 14.  Amount: $2,000.   https://www.gama.aero/advocacy/aviation-education/scholarships 

AIRPORT MANAGEMENT students - Airports Council International is offering scholarships up to $5,000. Must have a 3.0 GPA. DEADLINE: April 15.   http://www.aci-na.org/content/aci-na-scholarships

PILOT students - The Captain Jason Dahl is offering scholarships to students in the professional pilot program.  DEADLINE: April 15. 

PILOT students - NGPA is offering professional pilot scholarships. Must already have your private pilot rating. Sexual orientation is not a factor in awarding the scholarship.  DEADLINE: April 16.   http://www.ngpa.org/content.aspx?page_id=22&club_id=189069&module_id=230369
AVIATION students -  The Textron Aviation Leadership Scholarship is open to students who will be full-time in 2017-2018 and will be a junior or senior. DEADLINE: April 21. To apply, submit the following: copy of your college transcript (must have completed 60 hours of coursework in one of the aviation majors); copy of current resume highlighting outstanding achievements of exhibited leadership in the field of aviation, as well as the college and community; and typewritten 1-2 page essay on how this scholarship will enhance your ability to enter an aviation career.  Submit the documents to Cindy Newell, room 209 in the College Center, by no later than April 21, 2017.

PROFESSIONAL PILOT students -  Middlekauff Scholarship offers two $5,000 scholarships to Kansas residents enrolled in the professional pilot program full time. DEADLINE: April 21. To apply, submit the following: copy of college transcript; current resume highlighting outstanding achievements of exhibited leadership, particularly in the aviation field; and typewritten 1-2 page essay detailing why the scholarship would be beneficial and what you hope to contribute to K-State's professional pilot program. Documents should be turned in to Cindy Newell, room 209 College Center, by no later than April 21, 2017.

PROFESSIONAL PILOT students - Burton Scholarship offers four $5,000 scholarships to full-time professional pilot students who either will be a junior or senior in 2017-2018. DEADLINE: April 21.  To apply, submit the following: c opy of college transcript; c urrent resume highlighting outstanding achievements of exhibited leadership, particularly in the aviation field; and t ypewritten 1-2 page essay detailing why the scholarship would be beneficial and what you hope to contribute to K-State's professional pilot program.  Documents should be turned in to Cindy Newell, room 209 College Center, by no later than April 21, 2017.

AVIATION students - The Charlie Wells Memorial Scholarship is offering a scholarship to a full-time student majoring in aviation-oriented curriculum. DEADLINE: April 30.   http://www.wellsscholarship.com/

AVIATION students - The Paul Whelan Aviation Scholarship is offering a $2,000 scholarship. Must be in aviation major with a 2.5 or better overall GPA and a 3.0 or better GPA in aviation coursework. DEADLINE: May 15th.  http://www.imis100us1.com/UAA/UAAMain/Scholarships/Whelan_Scholarship_Page.aspx

AVIATION students - Last year, ATCA gave nine deserving air traffic control and aviation science students a total of $65,000 to cover the ever-increasing cost of higher education, and we hope to distribute at least that much in 2017. DEADLINE: May 1st.  http://www.atca.org/scholarship

Kansas Residents:
KANSAS residents - Kansas Board of Regents offers a number of scholarships to Kansas residents. Some of the scholarships include the Kansas State Scholarships (have to be named a State of Kansas scholarship during your senior year in high school), Ethnic Minority scholarship, and Military Service scholarship. DEADLINE: May 1st. http://www.kansasregents.org/students/student_financial_aid/scholarships_and_grants

Veterans:
VETERANS attending summer school - The Flint Hills Veteran Coalition is offering a $500 scholarship to a military veteran. DEADLINE: May 1st. See the link for the application form. 

Study Abroad Scholarships:
Ever think of studying abroad but don't think you can afford it? Check into the Gilman scholarship. K-State Polytechnic has had students study abroad with the assistance of this scholarship. The deadline is March 7 for Summer or Fall programs abroad, and October 2 for Spring programs abroad.  www.iie.org/gilman
Summer Financial Aid
Will you be attending Kansas State Polytechnic this summer and are in need of financial aid? First enroll in your summer classes and then complete the Summer Financial Aid Application. Cindy Newell, financial coordinator located in the College Center's room 209, can check to see if you have any financial aid available for the summer classes you are taking. The form can be found at

Loan Repayment Option for Graduating Students
The state of Kansas is offering up to $15,000 in student loan repayment and up to a 5 year state tax waiver for graduates who establish residency in one of the 77 Kansas counties designated as a rural opportunity zone. For more information, visit the link below:

Employee Tuition Assistance and Spouse/ Dependent Grant
1.  Employee Tuition Assistance
http://www.k-state.edu/sfa/forms/eta.pdf 

Award amount is for tuition only in a K-State course for up to 3 credit hours per term. 

The maximum award amount will not exceed the value of 3 hours at the in-state Manhattan/Salina tuition rate (ie. Campus fees, other institutional fees, etc. are the responsibility of the employee). 

2. Spouse/Dependent Grants (Available in fall and spring semesters only. Not available in the summer.)

http://www.k-state.edu/sfa/forms/dsg.pdf

For dependents with a primary career of undergraduate (full time requirement), the amount of the Dependent/Spouse Tuition Grant award for that semester will equal 7 credit hours at the applicable tuition rate. 

For dependents with a primary career of graduate or veterinary medicine, the amount of the Dependent/Spouse Tuition Grant award for the semester will be equal to 1, 2, or 3 credit hours at the applicable tuition rate. The maximum of 3 credit hours of tuition rate will be awarded to students enrolled in a total of 3 or more credit hours for the semester.

For spouses with a primary career of undergraduate, graduate, or veterinary medicine, the amount of the Dependent/Spouse Tuition Grant award for the semester will be equal to 1, 2, or 3 credit hours at the applicable tuition rate. The maximum of 3 credit hours of tuition rate will be awarded to students enrolled in a total of 3 or more credit hours for the semester.
Peer Tutors
The Peer Tutoring Program seeks tutors in statistics, general math (calculus, algebra, etc.) and more!  Applicants must have a "B" or better in the course they tutor and a 3.2 GPA or above.  Contact Katherine Jones at kathjones@ksu.edu for more information about the position and how to apply.
All jobs, both part-time and full-time as well as internship opportunities, are listed on the Kansas State University CES account. Access your CES account by logging into: 
 
 
For more information about this resource or additional employment resources, or for CES search assistance, please contact  Julie Rowe by email at  jarowe@k-state.edu, by phone at  (785) 826-8524, or in person on the second floor of the College Center.
 
To post a position on the CES system, please send your job descriptions and employer contact information by email to Julie Rowe at jarowe@k-state.edu for immediate posting.