April 4, 2017
Upcoming Events:
Tuesday, April 4
Flight Team meeting at 7:30 p.m. in the Aviation Center

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

Wednesday, April 5
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 6
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 7
No events scheduled

Saturday, April 8
Aerospace Maintenance Professionals club fundraiser from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the AVM hangar

Sunday, April 9
No events scheduled

Monday, April 10
Women in Aviation meeting at 8:30 p.m. in TC107

Phi Delta Theta meeting at 8:30 p.m. in the CCCR
Quick Links
Final blood drive of school year announced
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 to fill. 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 are 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.
Parking committee asks for feedback regarding campus policies
Beep! Beep! The Kansas State Polytechnic parking committee is seeking feedback from students, faculty and staff on current campus policies. 

A survey has been created so that opinions on everything from parking prices to lot renovations can be expressed. Once the feedback is collected, recommendations will be made to Dean Fitzsimmons on what issues members of the campus feel the strongest.

The survey will be open until midnight Friday, April 7 and can be found here: https://kstate.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_9S3wOSIXIwIoBmt.

Additional feedback about parking policies can be made to salpark@k-state.edu or by attending parking committee meetings, which occur during the fall and spring semesters on the second Tuesday of the month from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. in the Stevens Board Room.

For more information about parking, visit the parking services website at http://polytechnic.k-state.edu/fiscalaffairs/parking/index.html.
Come fly with us: Details on how to obtain an authorization to fly in UAS pavilion 

Did you know that the Smoky Hill UAS Pavilion can be utilized by students, faculty and staff to fly personal UAS and small RC Aircraft?

Authorization to fly in the pavilion requires a checkout meeting with a K-State Polytechnic UAS flight instructor, which covers the pavilion policy and standard operating procedures. Those interested will also go through a checkout flight with the personal aircraft to determine airworthiness and flight control competency. Upon completion of the checkout process, individuals will be added to a roster sheet and will be granted access to the pavilion.

Prior to flying a personal UAS in the pavilion, individuals must schedule a time slot with Kendra Dyck, the UAS administrative assistant. Active UAS classes and research efforts will always take priority over any other recreational flying, so scheduling is necessary. When scheduling a slot to fly, names will be verified against the in-house roster, to ensure prior authorization has been granted. Available flight times include: 8-10 a.m., 10 a.m. - noon, noon - 2:00 p.m. and 2-4 p.m. Weekend and after hours flights can also be requested but approval will be on a case-by-case basis.

Those students that have already taken or are currently enrolled in a multirotor course and have received a current solo endorsement or completed the course do not need to schedule a checkout meeting. These individuals can schedule a time to fly directly with Kendra.

To schedule a checkout meeting or a slot to fly, please contact Kendra, the UAS administrative assistant at  (785) 826-7170 or krdyck@ksu.edu.

If you have general questions, contact Travis Balthazor at travisb@k-state.edu or 785-826-8557.
University scholarship winners recognized at Open House reception
Kansas State Polytechnic honored a few future Wildcats during Open House for their scholarship achievements.

The students, all seniors in high school, attended a scholarship dessert reception on April 1 and were recognized for receiving premiere university scholarships. The students were awarded a scholarship certificate and took a photo with Dean Fitzsimmons and Dr. Gaeddert while enjoying dessert with family and friends.

The scholarships handed out had a variety of criteria - all based on GPA and ACT scores with some also requiring standards like demonstrated leadership skills and strong involvement in the classroom and community.
Open House photos with Willie the Wildcat available on Facebook
One of the best parts about Open House is the visit from Willie the Wildcat. And while he was exploring the Polytechnic Campus and discovering all of the games, displays and demos, he spent some time taking photos with his fans.

Anyone who posed with Willie during Open House can find their image uploaded to the Open House 2017 album on Facebook. The campus's account information is
www.facebook.com/ kstatepolytechnic.

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Kansas State Polytechnic recipient of KDOT airport improvement grant
Kansas State Polytechnic is receiving a financial boost from the Kansas Department of Transportation to help improve parts of the aviation property.

The campus has been awarded a Kansas Airport Improvement Program grant from KDOT in the amount of $428,990, which will be used to renovate portions of the engine run-up area and taxi routs on the ramp just outside the aviation center. The grant was awarded March 29 by Richard Carlson, Kansas secretary of transportation, and Merrill Atwater, director of aviation for KDOT, during a ceremony in the aviation maintenance hangar.

"It is imperative that the ramp area is maintained because that will reduce damage to our state aircraft from ground debris, which ultimately results in saving our students money and the campus additional man hours," said Eric Shappee, aviation professor and director of flight operations, during the event.

Tissa Salter, an instructor in technical communication, provided her expertise in writing the grant and Kurt Barnhart, associate director of research and engagement, Joe Harrison, director of facilities, and Dean Verna Fitzsimmons, also contributed to the process. Kansas State Polytechnic was selected as one of 26 recipients around the state for airport improvements. The combined total value of the approval projects is estimated at $4.45 million, with Kansas State Polytechnic receiving the third largest amount.

"Aviation  is a cornerstone of this campus that dates back more than 50 years," said Dean Fitzsimmons, "and we have proudly continued that focus through the current professional pilot, airport management, aviation maintenance management and UAS programs. With this grant, we can keep providing a safe environment for our aviation students, CFIs, faculty and staff. It also allows us to keep working toward our 2025 goals, which includes improving facilities and infrastructure."

The grant is expected to be dispersed during the state's fiscal year of 2018.

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 Open House committee and volunteers!
Congratulations to everyone involved with this year's Open House - you put together another successful event that strongly spotlighted our innovative programs and campus offerings. I appreciate and applaud your hard work!

Starting with the flight team's delicious pancake breakfast and then on to the displays, scheduled demonstrations, games and tours, attendees were engaged and enjoying themselves.

Perspective students, scholarship winners, parents and community members were excited to hear about what sets this campus apart and were eager to meet the people who make it great.

In case you missed it, the Salina Journal ran a story about Open House in its Sunday edition - read it HERE.
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/

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.