Wildcat Weekly
Dec. 10, 2019
News & research
Donate to Salina Area United Way and be entered in campus drawing
The Salina Area United Way’s philosophy is to fight for health, education, and financial stability. K-State Polytechnic supports United Way and the employees who donate. For 2019-2020, the campus has a goal of raising $2,500 for the United Way and is accepting donations until Dec. 20. Any employee who gives, no matter the amount, will be entered into a drawing and could win either eight hours off with pay from K-State Polytechnic; a K-State Café punch card worth 10 free lunches from Aladdin; or an office lunch party of up to 20 individuals from Aladdin. The drawing will be Jan. 3. For more information on this cause, click here . If everyone on campus gave at least $13, we will meet our goal.
SkyWest Airlines to visit campus Dec. 10
SkyWest Airlines will be visiting K-State Polytechnic from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 10 to meet with students interested in a career in aviation. They will have an information booth set up in the Aviation Center lounge and plan on conducting job interviews as well. For international student pilots, SkyWest does not offer sponsorship, however, students can still apply if they have their F1 visa and qualify for an OPT with an extension. SkyWest will need at least 18 months of eligibility from the date of hire.
Students who are graduating on Friday, Dec. 13 should read this article for information about commencement rehearsal, cap/gown/tassel, transcripts, and more.
Campus life
New parking guidelines for campus's Circle Drive
To welcome visitors and facilitate grounds keeping, the parking stalls located in the Circle Drive are now designated as 45-minute visitor parking spots with no overnight parking between 10 p.m. and 6 a.m. This extends hospitality to those who might not be as familiar with our campus and assists the facilities crew with space to properly maintain our grounds and parking lots, especially when clearing snow during the winter months. Free and convenient parking for students and faculty/staff is still available in the nearby lots between the College Center and Student Life Center or behind the residence halls.
Testing Center hours expanded during finals week
The Testing Center will be open over the noon hour daily and on Tuesday and Wednesday evening during Finals Week, December 16-20. The hours have been expanded to accommodate additional testing demands for final exams and FAA written exams. Click here to schedule an exam time. If you need to speak to the Testing Center about proctoring for your course, please email profed@k-state.edu. 
Writing Center now accepting appointments through Dec. 13
Students needing a little extra help with their writing assignments before Finals Week can find support at the campus's Writing Center. The Writing Center will be open through Friday, Dec. 13 and tutoring appointments can be scheduled here . A few things to remember: walk-ins are not accepted during dead week and no-shows will be blocked from using the appointment system in the future – please attend your tutoring session. For more information on the Writing Center, contact Kaleen Knopp, Writing Center director and English instructor, at 785-826-2908 or kknopp@k-state.edu.
Events
Massages (Stress Free Week activities)
Tuesday, Dec. 10 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Tech Center Lobby
Musicians Club
Tuesday, Dec. 10 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., CCCR
RC Club
Wednesday, Dec. 11 at 12:30 p.m., K-State Café
Laser Tag (Stress Free Week activities)
Wednesday, Dec. 11 from 8 to 10 p.m., SLC
On the Pot (Stress Free Week activities)
Thursday, Dec. 12 from 6 to 8 p.m., 111 N. Santa Fe
3 vs. 3 Basketball Tournament
Thursday, Dec. 12 from 6 to 10 p.m., SLC
UAS Club Meeting
Thursday, Dec. 12 at 6:30 p.m., UAS Lab
Christian Challenge
Thursday, Dec. 12 at 8 p.m., K-State Café
Commencement Practice
Friday, Dec. 13 at 1 p.m., SLC
Commencement
Friday, Dec. 13 at 7 p.m., SLC
Movie Night (Stress Free Week activities)
Friday, Dec. 13 at 7 – 10 p.m., AMC Theatre
Finals Week Begins
Monday, Dec. 16
Scholarship opportunities
Professional Pilot Students
Paramount Business Jets is offering three scholarships, up to $1,250 each, for the Spring 2020 semester. Applicants must be a current aviation student. Deadline: Dec. 15. Apply online here.
Pioneers of Flight Scholarship is available to college sophomores or juniors. Applicants must have a minimum of 3.0 GPA. $1,000 award. Deadline: Dec. 27. Apply online here.
The International Council of Air Shows Foundation is offering a $2,000 scholarship. Applicants must have a sophomore standing. Deadline: Dec. 31. Apply online here.
Here is a great list of various aviation scholarships. Click here to learn more.
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.)
Volunteer opportunities
K-State's long-standing tradition of supporting the United Way is being demonstrated on the Polytechnic Campus with a campaign from Dec.9-20. Help K-State Polytechnic raise $2,500 for the Salina Area United Way and be entered in a drawing to win one of three prizes.
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