September 6, 2017
Campus Events

Tuesday, Sept. 5
Flight Team Meeting at 7:30 p.m., Stevens Flight Center

SGA Meeting at 8:30 p.m., CCCR

Wednesday, Sept. 6
Walk-up Wednesday for Academic Advising from 9 to 11 a.m., Tech Center lobby

 First AAAE Meeting at 7 p.m., Building 820

Thursday, Sept. 7
Flight Team Meeting at 7:30 p.m., Stevens Flight Center

Alpha Eta Rho from 7-8:30 p.m., STC 118

Friday, Sept. 8
No Scheduled Events

Saturday, Sept. 9
K-State Football vs. Charlotte at 11 a.m., Bill Snyder Family Stadium

Sunday, Sept. 10
No Scheduled Events

Monday, Sept. 11
Yoga Class at 5:30 p.m., Welcome Center Classroom

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Recast your vote: Link has been fixed!
The communications and marketing office has designed three filters to represent the Polytechnic Campus on Snapchat and now it is up to you to decide which one wins out. Do you prefer the traditional collegiate look of the pennant, the statement-making "I am Polytechnic," or the recognizable symbol of the campus's front gates? Cast your vote between Sept. 5 and Sept. 18 by clicking  HERE .
Professor Nichols to speak at upcoming cybersecurity event at Wichita State University

Associate professor Randall Nichols is ready to give his audience a wake up call when it comes to impending drone wars.

A professor of UAS cybersecurity at Kansas State Polytechnic, Nichols has been asked to speak at the upcoming Cybersecurity Forum at Wichita State University and will be giving a presentation titled, "Drone Wars: Threats, Vulnerabilities and Hostile Use of Unmanned Aircraft Systems and Small UAS."

During the event, which takes place Oct. 4 at the Hughes Metroplex, Nichols will touch on the UAS and small UAS landscape, including automation, collaboration, conventional vulnerabilities and countermeasures. He will also speak on commercial UAV sophistication, sense and avoid and SCADA systems. Woven into his presentation will be solutions to any risks or problems posed to unmanned aircraft when it comes to cybersecurity.

Professor Nichols' speaking engagement begins at 3 p.m. and is expected to last around 45 minutes. For more information on the subject matter or the Cybersecurity Forum in general, email Nichols at  profrknichols@ksu.edu.
Tutors needed to help students in ECET, microeconomics

Do you enjoying helping other students be successful? Are you looking for a way to give back to the campus or add to your academic resume? Try tutoring!

The library is currently looking for tutors to cover various courses in both electronic and computer engineering technology and microeconomics.

For details on the positions available and to obtain an application, contact  Katherine Jones at kathjones@ksu.edu.
Aviation professor volunteers for Hurricane Harvey relief effort

Hurricane Harvey's damage to southeast Texas and parts of Louisiana is estimated to be the costliest natural disaster in the nation's history.

With so much assistance that has been needed for rescue, recovery and rebuilding, one of Kansas State Polytechnic's aviation professors has decided to help by doing what he does best: flying! 

John Dahl, (third from right in the photo) a teaching assistant professor, took off to Houston last week to fly medevac flights in support of the relief efforts.

The aviation program has also been made aware of several alumni of the professional pilot program that are using their piloting skills to help. This kind of generosity and dedication to lending a hand to those in need make us K-State proud!
K-State Polytechnic UAS team participates in national conference

As the unmanned aircraft systems industry develops and expands, so do the learning and networking opportunities - and Kansas State Polytechnic is always somewhere in the mix.

This past week, the campus was at the forefront of the national conference, UAS Tech Forum, when it sponsored the one-day event as well as displayed a booth there and had Kurt Carraway, UAS executive director of the Applied Aviation Research Center, preside over a precision agriculture panel. Students from the UAS degree option also attended presentations and connected with members of the industry.

The UAS Tech Forum was held Aug. 31 in Wichita and was created by the Oklahoma/Kansas UAS Cluster Initiative. 


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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Congratulations to SGA, programming board and Julie Rowe on the success of the Wildcat Welcome Weeks!

A big high-five goes out to everyone who was involved in the planning and executing of all of the events during Wildcat Welcome Weeks. I know that SGA, programming board and Julie Rowe, student activities coordinator, in particular were indispensable in putting together each activity. I appreciate your dedication to providing our students with opportunities to have fun, get to know one another, build Wildcat pride and feel more at home. 
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.