August 29, 2017
Upcoming Events:
Tuesday, Aug. 29
SGA Ice Cream Social, College Center Lobby at 7:30 p.m.

First SGA Meeting, College Center Conference Room at 8:30 p.m.

Wednesday, Aug. 30
All Student Meet and Greet, College Center Conference Room at 3:00 p.m.

Student Support Services 1st Generation Orientation at 5:30 p.m.

Mud Volleyball, Volleyball Court at 7:30 p.m.

Thursday, Aug. 31
Tailgate Party, Thaemert Softball Field at 4:45 p.m.

Field Day Event, Thaemert Softball Field at 6:00 p.m.

Friday, Sept. 1
No Events

Saturday, Sept. 2
K-State Football Game vs. Central Arkansas, Bill Snyder Stadium at 6:10 p.m.

Sunday, Sept. 3
No Events

Monday, Sept. 4
Labor Day - No Classes

Quick Links
Be kind, rewind? Information Systems, library offering digital conversion of professors' VHS tapes and DVDs
It's likely that many of the campus's incoming freshmen will have no frame of reference for the advice to "be kind, rewind." 

For those that do remember VHS tapes and still use them to present video in the classroom, upgrading to a digital format isn't as hard as you might think. K-State Polytechnic's Information Systems and the Polytechnic Campus library are offering to assist faculty with converting both VHS tapes and DVDs into digital format for archival and use on K-State's Mediasite (http://www.k-state.edu/mediasite/).

To request help or get additional details, please contact one of the following addresses:

Information Systems
785-826-2666 (Front Desk)
785-826-2628 (Media Services)
issal@k-state.edu

K-State Polytechnic Library
785-826-2636
sallib@k-state.edu

*Fun trivia:  Japan's Funai Electronics was the last commercial manufacturer of VCRs, and has now ceased production.
Facilities updates webpage for easier access to requests

Do you need to make a room request or schedule a time to have your office painted? Facilities is making the process to contact them a lot easier with an updated webpage.

Visit the campus's homepage at polytechnic.k-state.edu, then click "Campus Resources" in the grey box on the left side to find the Facilities link. This page has been reorganized to include four major service areas: client services, administration, maintenance and repair, and planning and programming. Each of those areas are explained and a link for contact has been added, or visitors to the page can click the new Help Desk feature on the left side for more information.

The facilities team is here to serve the campus, so please don't hesitate to reach out. For questions or concerns, contact 785-826-2911 or polytechnicfacilitiesinfo@ksu.edu.
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Library offering hands-on technology workshops for students in Office 365, Canvas and Google Drive
Students: If you need extra assistance understanding how to use Office 365, Canvas and Google Drive, the K-State Polytechnic library is here to help. 

Starting the week of Aug. 28, a new set of technology workshops will be held in the Technology Center, room 115, to give students an opportunity to learn about and more effectively use programs they may need for academics. Below is the schedule for each workshop, however, if you have questions, contact Katherine Jones at  kathjones@ksu.edu.

CANVAS: Wednesday, Aug. 30 from 3:30 - 4 p.m.
GOOGLE DRIVE: Friday, Sept. 1 from 3:30 - 4 p.m.

OFFICE 365: Monday, Sept. 11 from 11:30 a.m. - noon
CANVAS: Wednesday, Sept. 13 from 11:30 a.m. - noon
GOOGLE DRIVE: Friday, Sept. 15 from 11:30 a.m. - noon
Photos: Wildcat Welcome Weeks Aug. 21-27


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 our Movers and Groovers!
On the Friday before classes began, students and their parents moving into the residence halls were met with a hospitable surprise: faculty, staff and other students waiting in the circle drive to welcome Wildcats to campus and assist with the unloading process. 

To those who volunteered their time to "Movers and Groovers" on Aug. 18, I want to thank you for making our new students feel at home and for helping the whole operation to run smoothly. I also want to congratulate Shawn Mallory, residence life coordinator, and his staff of RAs for putting together and executing a successful move-in for our students. 

The commitment, loyalty and genuine appreciation displayed by our faculty, staff and students for the Polytechnic Campus and university as a whole proves time and time again why we are called the Wildcat family.
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

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 (Only REGULAR employees are eligible.  If you are unsure if you are REGULAR or TERM, check your contract or with the HR office.)

For Dependents or Spouses that are enrolled full time in a degree terminating undergraduate program, the award will be the equivalent of the regular, resident on-campus tuition rate for 7 undergraduate course credits, where full-time for an undergraduate is defined as at least 12 enrolled credit hours per regular fall/spring term.

For Spouses that are enrolled part-time in a degree terminating undergraduate program the maximum award will be the equivalent of the regular, resident on-campus tuition rate for 3 undergraduate course credits, where part-time for an undergraduate is defined as less than 12 enrolled credit hours per regular fall/spring term. (Enrollment of less than 3 credit hours, will result in the proration of the award i.e. 2 credit hours enrolled = the equivalent of the regular, resident on-campus tuition rate for 2 credit hours - or - 1 credit hour enrolled = the equivalent of the regular, resident on-campus tuition rate for 1 credit hour. )

Dependents that are enrolled less than full-time in an undergraduate program are not eligible for the K-State Dependent/Spouse Grant.

For Dependents or Spouses that are enrolled in a degree terminating graduate or veterinary medicine program the maximum award will be the equivalent of the regular, resident on-campus tuition rate for 3 course credit hours as indicated by the student's degree program, graduate or veterinary medicine. (Enrollment of less than 3 credit hours, will result in the proration of the award i.e. 2 credit hours enrolled = the equivalent of the regular, resident on-campus tuition rate for 2 credit hours - or - 1 credit hour enrolled = the equivalent of the regular, resident on-campus tuition rate for 1 credit hour.)

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) 826-2971, or in person on the first 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.