Wildcat Weekly
April 10, 2018
From leadership

April Mason, provost and senior vice president, has appointed the search committee for an interim dean and CEO of K-State Polytechnic. This will be an internal search open to all current employees of Kansas State University, with an anticipated start date of July 1, 2018.
News and research
The Wildcat Weekly's look and layout has been updated in order to simplify communications for the campus.
Dr. Robert Wood is one of 12 distinguished Kansas State University alumni honored as a 2018 Alumni Fellow. Wood is an Alumni Fellow for the College of Technology and Aviation on the Kansas State University Polytechnic Campus.
The Kansas State University Polytechnic Campus has been named as a finalist in the Training and Education category of the XCELLENCE Awards by the Association for Unmanned Vehicles Systems International, or AUVSI.
Events
UAS Law Enforcement Training
Monday, April 9 through Thursday, April 12 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Outreach Center/UAS Lab/Crisis City
Student Governing Association Meeting
Tuesday, April 10 at 8:30 p.m., CCCR
Van Training
Wednesday, April 11 from 10 a.m. to noon, Facilities Maintenance Building 101
Blood Drive
Wednesday, April 11 and Thursday, April 12 from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Student Life Center
Alumni Fellow Recognition Social
Thursday, April 12 at 2:30 p.m., CCCR
Student Veterans Organization Meeting
Thursday, April 12 at 6 p.m., VFW on W. Crawford Street
Dean's Farewell Celebration
Monday, April 16 from 4 to 6 p.m., CCCR
Kudos, publications and presentations
Stephanie McDowell accepted into women's leadership program
Stephanie McDowell, assistant director of fiscal services at K-State Polytechnic, has applied and been accepted into a summer program offered by Higher Education Resource Services, or HERS. The organization's goal is to create and sustain a diverse community of women leaders through leadership development programs. Stephanie will attend one of HERS's institutes in Denver this June.
Senior Maxamillyan Badgett earns multicultural leadership award
Four Kansas State University students have been chosen to receive the Robinson Family Multicultural Leadership Award and one of those Wildcats is from the Polytechnic Campus. Maxamillyan Badgett, senior in professional pilot, has earned the honor after being nominated by someone from campus and then selected by the Multicultural Alumni Council at K-State. Max will be officially recognized during a luncheon April 26 at the Alumni Center in Manhattan.
Scholarship opportunities
Study Abroad
If you are interested in studying abroad in the Summer 2018 semester, the $5,000 Gilman scholarship is now open. Applicants must be a U.S. citizen who is pell grant eligible and who will do a study abroad program that is longer than 3 weeks. Contact the Office of Study Abroad on the Manhattan campus or visit  https://www.gilmanscholarship.org/program/program-overview/.
Air Traffic Control Association awards 10 scholarships worth $75,000 to aviation students. Available to both part-time and full-time students. DEADLINE: May 1
Sophomore Students
The ACT Foundation is offering the ACT Second Year scholarship. It is available to those students who will be sophomores in 2018-2019. DEADLINE: May 1
Kansas Residents
The Board of Regents offers scholarships to Kansas residents. K-State Polytechnic students have received the Kansas State Scholarship, Kansas Ethnic Minority Scholarship and the Kansas Military Service Scholarship in the past. Deadline to apply is May 1
Regional Airline Association is offering four $4,000 scholarships to aviation students. Must have a minimum 2.5 GPA. DEADLINE: May 7
The Paul A. Whelan Aviation scholarship is a $2,000 scholarship open to any aviation major. Must be a sophomore or higher with a minimum GPA of 2.5. DEADLINE: May 15
Pilot Students
AOPA is offering a number of scholarships for students to use for flight costs. There are scholarships for primary flight training and advance ratings (instrument, commercial, CFI, CFII, multi) DEADLINE: May 2
https://youcanfly.aopa.org/scholarships
Summer School Students
Thinking of attending KSU this summer? Once you have enrolled in all of your summer classes, fill out the Summer Financial Aid Application and get it submitted. We will determine if you have any financial aid (or scholarships) available to you this summer.
The K-State Department of Environmental Health and Safety has updated the  Respiratory Protection Program . This program applies to all K-State employees, faculty, researchers, student workers, volunteers and interns who perform tasks requiring the use of respiratory protection at university facilities or other locations during the execution of K-State work activities.
Kansas State University prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, national origin, sex (including sexual harassment and sexual violence), sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, age, ancestry, disability, genetic information, military status, or veteran status, in the university's programs and activities as required by applicable laws and regulations. The person designated with responsibility for coordination of compliance efforts and receipt of inquiries concerning the nondiscrimination policy is the university's Title IX Coordinator: the Director of the Office of Institutional Equity,  equity@k-state.edu , 103 Edwards Hall, 1810 Kerr Drive, Kansas State University, Manhattan, Kansas 66506-4801. Telephone: 785-532-6220 | TTY or TRS: 711. The campus ADA Coordinator is the Director of Employee Relations and Engagement, who may be reached at  charlott@k-state.edu  or 103 Edwards Hall, 1810 Kerr Drive, Kansas State University, Manhattan, Kansas 66506-4801, 785-532-6277 and TTY or TRS 711.