January 24, 2017
Upcoming Events:
Tuesday, January 24
Flight Team meeting at 7:30 p.m. in the Aviation Center

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

Wednesday, January 25
Social Work Wildcats meeting at 5:30 p.m. in TC106

Aerospace Maintenance Professionals meeting at 6:30 p.m. at Applebee's

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

Thursday, January 26
SafeZone Advanced Training at 11:30 a.m. in TC118

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, January 27
No Events Scheduled 

Saturday, January 28
No Events Scheduled

Sunday, January 29
No Events Scheduled

Monday, January 30
ALICE training at 2 p.m. in the CCCR

ALICE training at 6 p.m. in the CCCR

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
Polytechnic Campus added to K-State mobile app
Find resources for the Polytechnic Campus right at your fingertips!

The K-State mobile application, which provides university information in a variety of areas, has now added the Polytechnic Campus as a "location" option. Once the app has been downloaded and the Polytechnic Campus is chosen as the right locale, anyone can experience specific resources related to students, future students, faculty and staff, and friends and family.

For any questions regarding the app, contact Ellen Fixsen in the communications and marketing office at (785) 826-2928  or erfixsen@ksu.edu.
Be someone's hero and donate blood Jan. 25 and 26
Did you know that a blood donation could save up to three lives? Be someone's hero and participate in this month's blood drive. 

On Wednesday, Jan. 25 and Thursday, Jan. 26, Kansas State Polytechnic will be holding a blood drive in the Tech Center in room 123. Reserve an appointment by signing up in the library.

If you donate, there are three things you need to remember:
- Drink extra fluids the day of and the day before donating
- Be sure to eat the day of the donation
- Bring a picture ID and your Red Cross ID if you have donated before

The Polytechnic Campus has an opportunity to make a real difference with this blood drive because, in the new year, there have been critical shortages that threaten the immediate care of thousands of people. Severe weather  has forced the cancellation of approximately 215 Red Cross blood drives in two dozen states, resulting in more than 7,500 uncollected blood and platelet donations.

Let's make a difference together!
Polytechnic Campus to host annual chili cook off
The Kansas State Polytechnic annual chili cook off will be Friday, Feb. 10. Registration forms may be picked up in the Student Life Center, Library or College Center, room 208. You may also email your completed form to kcwitte@ksu.edu or jwswc07@ksu.edu. 

Categories will include:  Melt Your Face Off, Warm N' Fuzzy, Tickle Your Taste Buds, Best Chili Name, and 2017 Chili Cook-off Champion.

May the best chili win!
K-State Faculty Senate to host two open forums with university president, provost

The Faculty Senate of Kansas State University will be hosting two open forums with the president and provost during the spring 2017 semester.

  • An open forum will be held in Manhattan on Thursday, Feb. 2, from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. on the main floor of the Alumni Center.
  • An open forum will be held in Salina on Monday, Feb. 13, from 9 to 10 a.m. in the College Center conference room.
 
These forums provide an opportunity for the campus community to visit with President Myers and Provost Mason. Faculty Senate executive committee members will begin with a few questions, and then audience members will be given the opportunity to ask further questions. The event will be video streamed online for those unable to attend in person. The link  will become active just prior to each event:  http://www.k-state.edu/president/speeches/  
 
If you have a question for President Myers or Provost Mason, and will be unable to attend in person, send your inquiry via email to Candace LaBerge ( candaceb@ksu.edu) prior to the event and it will be presented as time permits. 

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IT department gives helpful reminder of campus phone features

The Kansas State Polytechnic phone system has many capabilities that users may not be aware of. Here are some of the features you might find useful:
  • Call waiting allows you to be notified of an incoming call while your phone is in use. You can place a call on hold while talking on the other line and switch back and forth between them. Call waiting can be deactivated if specifically requested.
  • Call forwarding causes calls to your phone to be automatically transferred to another local on or off campus number. When a call is forwarded, your phone will ring with a short ring. You cannot answer the call if it is forwarded. Forwarding does not prevent you from making outgoing calls.
  • Call hold lets you place a call on hold in order to make another call. When the second call is finished, you can return to the first one.
  • Call conferencing allows you to be connected to two other parties on or off campus in a three-party conversation.
  • Automatic callback allows you to be notified when an on-campus number is no longer busy.
For details and instructions on how to use these features, go to the ITS Dialing Instructions page:
If you have questions or problems related to your campus phone, contact Information Systems by sending an email describing the issue to issal@ksu.edu.

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 all Science Olympiad volunteers!
I would like to send a big high-five to all those who volunteered at this year's regional Science Olympiad competition! The Polytechnic Campus has been hosting the junior high and high school science contest for more than 20 years, and one of the reason's we've been entrusted to do so is because of everyone's dedicated and loyal involvement. It is important that we continue to contribute to our community as well as promote STEM education. Thank you.
Aviation Scholarships:
AVM and Avionics students - Northrop Rice Foundation is offering 40 scholarships to aviation maintenance and avionics students. (One scholarship is for $4,000 to be used for Snap-On tools.) DEADLINE: Jan. 31. http://northropricefoundation.org/2017-scholarships-and-awards/students/

Engineering Scholarships:
The Society of Women Engineers is offering scholarships to females enrolled in engineering, computing or technology degree programs. Must have a 3.0 or better GPA to apply. Amounts range from $1,000 - $15,000. DEADLINE: Feb. 15.  http://societyofwomenengineers.swe.org/swe-scholarships

ENGINEERING, BUSINESS and IT majors - Koch Industries is offering scholarships to full-time students. Must have a minimum GPA of 3.25 or higher. DEADLINE: Feb 12.   http://bit.ly/2j7Wwws

Freshman & Sophomores:
The Jimmy Rane Foundation Scholarship is available to those students who will be a freshman or sophomore in 2017-2018. Must be no older than 20 years old as of August 1, 2017. Must have a minimum GPA of 2.75. DEADLINE: Feb 8.   http://bit.ly/2ie45m2

Military Children:
Children of active-duty, reserve/guard, or retired military are eligible to apply for the Scholarship for Military Children Program. Must have a minimum 3.0 GPA. Each of the 700 recipients will receive $2,000. DEADLINE: Feb 17.   http://bit.ly/2ihhDbQ

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.

Hispanic Students:
The Hispanic Scholarship Fund offers scholarships to students of Hispanic heritage. Must have a minimum 2.5 GPA. Must be enrolled at full-time. Permanent legal residents and DACA students are eligible to apply along with U.S. citizens. DEADLINE: March 30.   http://bit.ly/2jFbaMQ

Any K-State Student:
2017-2018 Federal financial aid priority deadline for grants/work-study/loans is March 1st.  https://fafsa.ed.gov/

K-State scholarships for Fall 2017 and Spring 2018 - Now is the time to apply for scholarships for 2017-2018 at K-State Polytechnic.  DEADLINE: Feb. 1.   http://www.k-state.edu/sfa/scholarships/
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.
Now hiring 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 (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.