Wildcat Weekly
Aug. 6, 2019
News & research
Randall K. Nichols, cybersecurity professor of practice, co-authored "Unmanned Aircraft in the Cyber Domain" and it is now available to read.
K-State Polytechnic has partnered with Simlat, an unmanned aircraft systems simulation company, to provide beyond visual line of sight simulator training.
Kudos, publications & presentations
AARC research lead featured in Avionics News magazine
Tom Horitos, associate director of research and UAS research program manager at the campus's Applied Aviation Research Center, is featured in the August issue of Avionics News. Starting his position at K-State Polytechnic six months ago, Horitos grew up in Chicago and most recently was a faculty member at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. To continue learning more about Horitos, view his profile here.
Campus life
The start of a new school year is only weeks away and events on campus to welcome back Wildcats are coming together. Learn more about the All-campus Fall Kickoff, Move-in Day, uBelong, and Wildcat Welcome Week.
Events
All-campus Fall Kickoff
Monday, Aug. 19 from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., CCCR
Move-in Day
Thursday, Aug. 22 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Schilling & Harbin Halls
uBelong
Friday, Aug. 23 at 10 a.m., SLC
WaBash
Friday, Aug. 23 at 6 p.m., SLC
On the Pot
Saturday, Aug. 24 from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., 111 N. Santa Fe
Backyard Bash
Saturday, Aug. 24 at 6 p.m., Ballou Plaza
Club Fair
Sunday, Aug. 25 from 1 to 3 p.m., CCCR
Color War Kickball
Sunday, Aug. 25 at 6 p.m., Thaemert Field
All Halls Meeting
Sunday, Aug. 25 at 8 p.m., CCCR
First Day of Classes
Monday, Aug. 26
#Selfie Scavenger Hunt
Monday, Aug. 26: Watch the campus's Instagram story and Snapchat for clues
Community Connection Event
Monday, Aug. 26 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Tech Center lobby
Free Movie Night
Monday, Aug. 26 at 7 p.m., AMC Theaters
Scholarship opportunities
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).

Apply Here for fall 2019 and spring 2020
Dependent/Spouse Grants
Only regular employees are eligible. If you are unsure if you are regular or term, check your contract or with the HR office. This grant is available for fall 2019 and spring 2020, but not in the summer. Apply Here

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 who 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.)
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