Wildcat Weekly
Dec. 4, 2018
News and research
The Kansas Department of Transportation’s aviation division is hosting a tech forum focused on its participation in the federal Unmanned Aircraft Systems Integration Pilot Program, or UAS IPP, Thursday, Dec. 6 at 5:30 p.m. in the College Center Conference Room.
With almost 50 different concepts submitted, the campus has chosen the top three winners of the T-shirt Design Contest. Congratulations to faculty member Michael Oetken, staff member Eric Cole, and student Hannah Schulte.
Kudos, publications and presentations
Three students in the aviation maintenance management degree at K-State Polytechnic entered the Aero Skills Tournament in Wichita Nov. 17. Two of the students earned second and third place in the junior category and one student placed third in an exhibition round.
Campus life
Students who are graduating Friday, Dec. 7 should keep several things in mind leading up to the ceremony, including commencement rehearsal time, what to wear, and how family and friends can watch online.
Events
SGA Meeting
Tuesday, Dec. 4 at 7:30 p.m., CCCR
Stress-free Week: Board Games
Tuesday, Dec. 4 at 9 p.m., CCCR
Stress-free Week: On the Pot
Wednesday, Dec. 5 from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., 111 N. Santa Fe
ACM Club Meeting
Wednesday, Dec. 5 at 5:30 p.m., Tech Center 167
Alpha Eta Rho Meeting
Wednesday, Dec. 5 at 7:30 p.m., Tech Center 118
DVACK Cats Empowered
Thursday, Dec. 6 from 3:30 to 5 p.m., Location TBA
Kansas Department of Transportation UAS IPP Tech Forum
Thursday, Dec. 6 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., CCCR
UAS Club Meeting
Thursday, Dec. 6 at 6:30 p.m., UAS Lab
Stress-free Week: Grocery Bingo & Ugly Holiday Sweater Contest
Thursday, Dec. 6 at 8 p.m., College Center Lobby
Stress-free Week: Puppy Play Day
Friday, Dec. 7 from 1 to 4 p.m., Tech Center Lawn
Fall Commencement
Friday, Dec. 7 at 7 p.m., SLC
Finals Week Begins
Monday, Dec. 10
Scholarship opportunities
Aviation Students
The $1,000 Pioneers of Flight scholarship is open to any sophomore or junior majoring in aviation. Must have a 3.0 or higher GPA. Deadline: December 28, 2018 . Apply Here
The International Council of Air Shows Foundation is offering a number of different scholarships to aviation students. Deadline: December 31, 2018 . Apply Here
Employee Tuition Assistance
Some K-State employees may be eligible for employee tuition assistance. Up to 3 credit hours of tuition a semester is possible. Must be a full-time (0.9 FTE or above), benefits-eligible position. For more information, visit http://www.k-state.edu/sfa/manage/forms/eta1.pdf .
Dependent/Spouse Grant
Dependents and spouses of full-time (0.9 FTE or above), benefits eligible, regular appointment employees may qualify for the dependent/spouse grant – up to 7 hours for full-time, undergraduate dependents and 3 hours for spouses and graduate dependents. For more information, visit http://www.k-state.edu/sfa/manage/forms/dsg1.pdf.
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