July 11, 2017
Upcoming Events:
July 17
Robotics Master summer Discover Program from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

July 18
Summer Shred Day from 8:30 to 11 a.m. in parking lot B1

July 24-30
Admissions team & pro pilot students at EAA AirVenture in Oshkosh, WI

August 8-11
Pneumatic Conveying of Powders & Bulk Solids course at BSIC

August 21
Fall classes begin
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Editor's note: Wildcat Weekly will have limited summer schedule

During the summer semester, the Wildcat Weekly will be on a limited publishing schedule. It will be available once a month - June 6, July 11 and August 8 - until the start of the fall semester, when it will resume on August 22. Please continue to submit announcements and news items for the Wildcat Weekly via the "Project Requests" tab on the Marketing & Communications webpage.
Library closed in July due to Tech Center construction

The library on the Polytechnic Campus will be closed during the month of July because of various renovations taking place in the Technology Center. The library staff has been temporarily relocated to the Outreach Center and can be reached at 785-826-2636 or sallib@ksu.edu.

If there are any materials that you need to get from the library, the staff can let you into the space - just make sure to contact them first and request a meeting time.
Campus's Career Closet now accepting donations

Do you have any business formal clothes at home that you never wear? Instead of letting them lay dormant in your drawers or throwing them away, consider donating your workplace threads to the Polytechnic Campus Career Closet.

Many students who are preparing to interview for an internship or first job do not have money to buy the appropriate clothing necessary to look professional. The Career Closet is in search of suit  jackets, ties, dress shirts, dress pants, belts, professional dresses, slacks and blouses, shoes, scarves, and jewelry that students can look through and use during an important business interview or meeting.

If you have a donation, either bring it to the College Center, room 208, or contact Julie Rowe to make other arrangements. Her office number is  785-826-2674.
Cashier's station in Fiscal Services adjusts hours of operation July 11-12

The cashier's station in the Fiscal Services office on the Polytechnic Campus is scaling back its hours on July 11 and 12. 

Located on the second floor of the College Center, the cashier's station will only be in operation from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on July 11 and 12, so plan your payments or business transactions accordingly. The cashier's station will resume normal business hours, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., on July 13.

For questions, contact accounting specialist Dene Sheridan at 785-826-2918.
K-State's Weapons Policy is revised to include concealed carry

The university's exemption from the concealed carry requirements of the Personal and Family Protection Act expired on July 1, meaning that the concealed carry of handguns will be allowed in university buildings at Kansas State University, including the Polytechnic Campus, and other state universities.

As K-State continues its commitment to the safety of students, faculty and staff and all members of the K-State community, information about concealed carry on campus has been updated in the university's Weapons Policy and training on the new requirement is being offered. 

To view the university's Weapons Policy, click here. To go through the concealed carry training, click here.

It is important to remember that the open carry of firearms continues to be prohibited on grounds and buildings of K-State campuses.
Summer Shred Day set for July 18

Dispose of your unwanted documents the safe way: Bring them to the Polytechnic Campus's Summer Shred Day on July 18. 

Document Resources will be on campus from 8:30 to 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, July 18 accepting paper documents that have exceeded their valid life span. They are scheduled to be in parking lot B1, near the College Center loading dock.

In order to participate, make sure to fill out a disposal authorization form, which can be found here.

To determine which records can be included, please refer to the university's  records retention policy and schedule, PPM Chapter 3090 . If you have any questions about the retention length of records, please contact university archivist Cliff Hight at  chight@k-state.edu  or 785-532-3420. 
Airport management, UAS students place second in national airport design competition

Airport management and unmanned aircraft systems students from the  Polytechnic Campus  are receiving national recognition for their interdisciplinary research on a current airport industry challenge.

The Airport Cooperative Research Program, which is managed by the Transportation Research Board and sponsored by the Federal Aviation Administration, has selected the team of Kansas State Polytechnic students as second place winners in its annual University Design Competition for Addressing Airport Needs. The five students submitted a project examining an alternative to typical aerial data collection methods at airports titled, "Airport Imagery and Geospatial Data Collection Through the Use of UAS."
The contest, now in its 11th year, invites collegiate students from across the country to propose innovative designs and practical solutions to various airport issues facing the industry today. All of the proposals, which do not have to originate from an aviation-related degree program, were entered into one of four categories in the competition - Airport Operation and Maintenance, Runway Safety/Runway Incursions/Runway Excursions, Airport Environmental Interactions, and Airport Management and Planning - and awards went to the top three schools of each group. Kansas State Polytechnic took second in the Airport Operation and Maintenance category behind Tufts University.
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Polytechnic Campus approved to conduct UAS flight operations at night

The  Polytechnic Campus is expanding its  unmanned aircraft systems capabilities to now include flight operations after dark.
Kansas State Polytechnic's  Applied Aviation Research Center, which houses the unmanned aircraft systems research program, has received approval from the Federal Aviation Administration to conduct UAS flights at night. It was granted a special waiver because flying unmanned aircraft after the sun sets is currently not permitted under the FAA's Part 107 rule - the regulatory framework for civil and commercial small UAS operations. In addition to the campus's research sector, the night flight waiver will be utilized in commercial flight training courses and in forthcoming curriculum in the UAS degree option.
"Having the ability to fly unmanned aircraft at night is a significant asset to our program, adding another layer to the state-of-the-art training we provide industry partners and students and allowing us to retain our status as a leader in applied UAS research," said Kurt Carraway, UAS executive director of the Applied Aviation Research Center.
"Initially, the waiver request was motivated by an ongoing research project with Westar Energy," Carraway said, "but its benefits will have an impact on a multitude of contributions this campus makes to the unmanned industry."
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New training courses for social workers, other helping professions offered in three cities by the Polytechnic Campus

From self-care to working through grief, a trio of training courses for professionals in helping fields, such as social workers, therapists and psychologists, are being offered by the Polytechnic Campus in three different Kansas cities in the coming months.
The courses, designed to provide comprehensive curriculum, including new trends in industry and refresher information, are primarily for professionals who need to obtain continuing education units, or CEUs, though anyone from the community is welcome to attend. Starting in July and running through October, Kansas State Polytechnic is holding three courses and expanding its location from only one campus in  Salina  to both east and west in  Manhattan  and  Hays . The course topics include Seven Steps to Fabulous Grant Writing, Self-care is Ethical Practice, and Working with Loss and Grief. All are approved by the Kansas Behavioral Sciences Regulatory Board.
"Many helping fields like social work require professionals to obtain continuing education units in order to stay current when knowledge is changing," said Debra Marseline, social work practicum director and program coordinator at Kansas State Polytechnic. "There are core skills that professionals learn in school, but then there's new evidence-based practices that emerge from time to time and CEUs can help bridge that gap. Because this campus produces graduates in social work, I'm proud it is a place that continues to foster educational growth for professionals through these courses."
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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.
Thank you to the facilities crew hard at work this summer!

While our facilities employees work hard year-round, their plates are especially full during the summer months. Since the campus isn't as busy, this is a convenient time for them to start and finish many projects as well as schedule and manage outside contractors. This summer, facilities has been painting the parking lots, painting Tullis, mowing and keeping up the grounds, installing a  new hot water heater in the College Center, adding finishing touches in the new physics lab and much more.

I want to thank each facilities employee for all you do to keep this campus operational and looking its best. It is because of your hard work, often times in hot temperatures, that students have a comfortable, clean and beautiful place to study and live, and faculty and staff to work.
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

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.)

Aviation Scholarships
The National Business Aviation Association offers a number of scholarships to aviation students. Amounts range from $2,500 to $5,000. DEADLINE: July 31st. Visit:  https://www.nbaa.org/prodev/scholarships/

Globalair.com is offering a number of $1,000 scholarships to students majoring in aviation-related fields. DEADLINE: August 14th. Visit:  https://www.globalair.com/

Women and Minorities Scholarships
The Patsy Takemoto Mink Education Foundation is offering five $5000 awards for low-income women attending college with children. DEADLINE: August 1st. Visit: http://www.patsyminkfoundation.org/edsupport.html

The Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers offers a variety of scholarships for Hispanic and Latino/a students majoring in STEM fields. DEADLINE: July 31st. Visit: http://scholarships.shpe.org/students/
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) 826-2674, 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.