April 18, 2017
Upcoming Events:
Tuesday, April 18
Flight Team meeting at 7:30 p.m. in the Aviation Center

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

Wednesday, April 19
Alumni Fellow Recognition Social from 10 to 11 a.m. in the CCCR

President's Roundtable from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in College Center lobby

Phi Delta Theta at 8:30 p.m. in CCCR

Alpha Eta Rho meeting at 7 p.m. in Tech Center room 118

Thursday, April 20
Aerospace Maintenance Professionals meeting at 5:30 p.m. in Aero building room 141

SGA Annual Awards Banquet from 6 to 9 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 21
KGB Omega Lan from 6 p.m. to midnight in the CCCR

Saturday, April 22
No events scheduled

Sunday, April 23
No events scheduled

Monday, April 24
Women in Aviation meeting at 8:30 p.m. in TC107
Quick Links
Commencement is coming... and so is a special Snapchat filter
Graduates, get ready to celebrate your big day in style!

Kansas State Polytechnic will have a special Snapchat filter available during commencement so you can make memories with family, friends and professors. The filter will be accessible in the Student Life Center and the College Center.

Spring commencement will be held on the Polytechnic Campus Saturday, May 6 at 10 a.m. in the Student Life Center.

Patricia Ackerman gives Coffman Lecture on critical thinking
After serving as the  Coffman Chair for University Distinguished Teaching Scholars the past year, Patricia Ackerman is completing her service on the committee with one last lecture.

Ackerman, who is a professor of language arts on the Polytechnic Campus, gave the prestigious Coffman Lecture on April 14 about the relevance of critical thinking in the classroom. Titled, "Critical Thinking: Voices at the Table," Ackerman's presentation was held at Hale Library on the Manhattan campus and explored critical thinking through the lens of contemporary pedagogical theories, disciplinary perspective and her own teaching practice.

In April 2004, Kansas State University Faculty Senate adopted five undergraduate student learning outcomes, including critical thinking. Ackerman proposed advancing the interests of undergraduate teaching and learning at K-State by facilitating university-wide discourse about critical thinking.
Ciao Italia: Students spend week studying abroad in Italy
Talk about a chance of a lifetime! Kansas State Polytechnic students who are a part of the Intercultural Communications and Marketing Italy: Culture and the Italian Tourist Industry courses this semester got the chance to put their knowledge to use with a trip to Italy.

Along with their faculty sponsors, about 15 students traveled to the cities of  Venice, Florence, Milan and Cinque Terre for a week and explored the country's economy, culture, language, landmarks and customs. 

After returning from the study abroad trip, the students will put together individual presentations for their class.

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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Thank you to Greg Stephens for another successful semester of the Civic Luncheon Lecture Series!
I would like to give Greg Stephens a big high-five for his hard work on the Civic Luncheon Lecture Series. The semester-long discussions wrapped up last week with the thought-provoking presentation on Muslims in American Society. Greg has done an excellent job of selecting subject matter that either resides in the headlines or is of influence locally. Greg understands the value of bringing the campus together with our community and providing an outlet where education, ideas and diversity can grow. Looking forward to the fall line-up... Thank you, Greg!
Aviation Scholarships:
The Textron Aviation Leadership Scholarship is open to students who will be full-time in 2017-2018 and will be a junior or senior. 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. DEADLINE: April 21.

Middlekauff Scholarship offers two $5,000 scholarships to Kansas residents enrolled in the professional pilot program full time. 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. DEADLINE: April 21.

Burton Scholarship offers four $5,000 scholarships to full-time professional pilot students who either will be a junior or senior in 2017-2018.  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. DEADLINE: April 21.

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/

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. 

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 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.