February 14, 2017
Upcoming Events:
Tuesday, February 14
Yoga class at 6 p.m. in the Welcome Center Classroom

Flight Team meeting at 7:30 p.m. in the Aviation Center

SGA meeting at 8:30 p.m. in the CCCR

Wednesday, February 15
Networking Fair from 1 to 3 p.m. in the CCCR

Social Work Wildcats meeting at 5:30 p.m. in TC106

Aerospace Maintenance Professionals meeting at 6:30 p.m. at Applebee's

Alpha Eta Rho meeting at 7:30 p.m. in the Library Community Room

Thursday, February 16
Civic Luncheon Lecture at 12 p.m. in the CCCR

Otakats meeting at 7:30 p.m. in the CCCR

Flight Team meeting at 7:30 p.m. in the Aviation Center

Christian Challenge meeting at 8 p.m. in the Cafeteria

Friday, February 17
No Events Scheduled

Saturday, February 18
No Events Scheduled

Sunday, February 19
No Events Scheduled

Monday, February 20
Yoga class at 6 p.m. in the Welcome Center Classroom

AAAE meeting at 7 p.m. 
(location: TBD)

Women in Aviation meeting at 8:30 p.m. in TC107

Phi Delta Theta meeting at 8:30 p.m. in the CCCR
Quick Links
Faculty and staff volunteers needed for Casino Night

Kansas State Polytechnic's programming board needs your help keeping another campus tradition going.

Casino Night, held March 8 from 6 to 10 p.m., needs faculty and staff volunteers to act as game dealers. No experience is necessary because rule sheets  will be emailed out to volunteers  before the event and training will be offered an hour prior to the festivities.

Volunteers will be needed from 5 to 10 p.m. in the College Center conference room. Contact the programming board or Cody Waterman, residence life coordinator, by Feb. 27 to sign up.

Casino Night offers students a fun night away from studying through games, snacks, prizes and camaraderie. The various games featured will be blackjack, craps, bingo, Texas Hold'Em, and roulette tables. All volunteers will receive a free T-shirt for donating their time.
Multiple campus events planned for National TRiO Month

February is National TRiO Month, and K-State Polytechnic is celebrating! The Federal TRiO Programs are federal outreach and student services programs designed to identify and provide services for individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds. 

Student Support Services and Upward Bound are celebrating National TRiO Month by partnering with Saint Francis Community Services, a non-profit, faith based organization that is dedicated to serving children and families. 

Boxes have been set around campus to collect donations such as gift cards (College Center 208), notebooks, pens/pencils, hygiene products, clothes, diapers, clothing for infants and toddlers, unopened toys, stuffed animals, socks, mittens, stocking hats, flip flops, etc.  Boxes can be found in the lobbies of the Aviation Center, Technology Center, College Center, Student Life Center and Welcome Center. Thanks for helping families in need!

- Ongoing: TRiO Library Display/TRiO Cafeteria Display
- Ongoing: Saint Francis Collection Drive
- Friday, Feb. 24, 9 to 11 a.m.: Donut Friday in Technology Center Lobby
- Friday, Feb. 24: Jr./Sr. Day & Saint Francis Visit Day

If you have any questions, contact Amy Sellers in Student Support Services at amyeb@k-state.edu or (785) 826-2969.
New champion crowned at annual Chili Cook-off 

And the winner is...  Kansas State Polytechnic has crowned its newest chili champion and it is the marketing and communications office that earned the coveted title.

The annual Chili Cook-off, now in its eighth year, was held on Feb. 10 with 11 recipes entered, from seafood chili to a bacon and brown sugar version to a tofu concoction. Dozens of faculty, staff and students made the rounds tasting each chili and then casted a vote for each category: mild, medium and spicy, name and overall winner.

Two of this year's highlights came when local newspaper the Salina Journal covered the event, and with the attendance of Bob Homolka, who spent more than 40 years at the campus as faculty before retiring in 2014.

To read the Salina Journal's article on the cook-off, which made Saturday's front page, click HERE. To find out the full winners, read below.
  • Overall Champion: Pawn Shop Chili - Communications & Marketing
  • Melt Your Face Off (spicy): Atomic Dog - Jess Simpson
  • Warm 'N Fuzzy (medium): Blesse'd Be the Bacon - Cody Waterman
  • Tickle Your Tastebuds (mild): Make Chili Great Again - Amanda Pope
  • Best Name: Sofa King Chili - Tony Hoover
Jackson, Stephens bring K-State ICDD to Wakefield
Kansas State Polytechnic professors Mark Jackson and Greg Stephens are helping to spread purple pride in north central Kansas. The two traveled to Wakefield on Feb. 8 to facilitate a community discussion for the Institute for Civic Discourse and Democracy, or ICDD, at K-State.

The evening's forum focused on "Milford Reservoir Health," which included  subjects like recreation, drinking water, irrigation, navigation, flood control, wildlife, industry, energy, algae, silting, watershed, and agriculture. The town of Wakefield sits adjacent to Milford Lake.

The event saw nearly 100 people in attendance participating in the public deliberation.

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.
Thank you to Student Support Services for sponsoring the Chili Cook-off!

I would like to send a big high-five to Student Support Services for hosting another successful Chili Cook-off. This event has been a Polytechnic Campus tradition for eight years, and it is a wonderful way to bring faculty, staff and students together. I appreciate the hard work that went into planning the festivities as well as the time and effort the participants put into their recipes. Let's continue to look for fun ways the campus can come together.

The Chili Cook-off is just one of a few events Student Support Services is leading on campus this month, along with Upward Bound, to celebrate National TRiO Month. Please contact Kelli Witte for more details on how you can support a program that gives so much support to our students.
Aviation Scholarships:
AVIATION students - The Wichita Aero Club is offering two scholarships to students majoring in aviation. One scholarship is $5,000. DEADLINE: March 1. (This scholarship has been awarded to K-State Polytechnic students in the past!)   http://www.wichitaaeroclub.org/award-and-scholarship/scholarship/ 

PILOT or AVIATION MANAGEMENT students - ADMA is offering scholarships to juniors in a four year program or to first year A&P students. DEADLINE: March 31. http://members.adma.org/adma/ADMA/Scholarship/ADMA/Scholarship.aspx?hkey=346d08dd-1248-4ddf-bbaf-39c0150cbe0f 

PILOT students - The NATA is offering the Richard L. Taylor Flight scholarship. Must have your private pilot's license, have a GPA of 3.0 or better to apply. Amount - $1500. DEADLINE: March 24.  http://nata.aero/Scholarships/Richard-L002E-Taylor-Flight-Training-Scholarship.aspx 

AVIATION students - The AAAE Foundation Scholarship is available to juniors or higher, with a 3.0 or better GPA in an aviation program. DEADLINE: March 31. Amount - $500-$1500  http://aaae.com/

FEMALE, AVIATION students - The AAAE Foundation Scholarship for Women in Aviation is available to females, who are a junior or higher, have a 3.5 or better GPA in an aviation program. DEADLINE: March 31. Amount: $3,000 - $5,000  http://aaae.com/

FLIGHT TEAM members - The Dr. Harold S. Wood Award for Excellence is available to a student who is a flight team member. DEADLINE: April 14. Amount: $2,000.   https://www.gama.aero/advocacy/aviation-education/scholarships 

Engineering Scholarships:
The Society of Women Engineers is offering scholarships to females enrolled in engineering, computing or technology degree programs. Must have a 3.0 or better GPA to apply. Amounts range from $1,000 - $15,000. DEADLINE: Feb. 15.  http://societyofwomenengineers.swe.org/swe-scholarships

ENGINEERING and COMPUTER SCIENCE students - Cargill is offering scholarships in the amount of $2500. Must be in your freshman or sophomore year. DEADLINE: March 1.   https://www.cargillglobalscholars.com/participating-countries/us-faqs/

MECHANICA L and ELECTRICAL engineering students - The Raymond G. Alvine scholarship is a $5,000 scholarship available to engineering students with a 3.0 or higher GPA. DEADLINE: March 31.  http://www.rgascholarship.org/ 

Military Children:
Children of active-duty, reserve/guard, or retired military are eligible to apply for the Scholarship for Military Children Program. Must have a minimum 3.0 GPA. Each of the 700 recipients will receive $2,000. DEADLINE: Feb. 17.   http://bit.ly/2ihhDbQ

Study Abroad Scholarships:
Ever think of studying abroad but don't think you can afford it? Check into the Gilman scholarship. K-State Polytechnic has had students study abroad with the assistance of this scholarship. The deadline is March 7 for Summer or Fall programs abroad, and October 2 for Spring programs abroad.  www.iie.org/gilman

Hispanic Students:
The Hispanic Scholarship Fund offers scholarships to students of Hispanic heritage. Must have a minimum 2.5 GPA. Must be enrolled at full-time. Permanent legal residents and DACA students are eligible to apply along with U.S. citizens. DEADLINE: March 30.   http://bit.ly/2jFbaMQ

Any K-State Student:
2017-2018 Federal financial aid priority deadline for grants/work-study/loans is March 1.  https://fafsa.ed.gov/

ANY student - K-State Blue Key awards out over $20,000 in scholarships. A variety of scholarships are offered based on leadership, scholarship and academics. There is also a scholarship for students interested in studying abroad in 17-18. DEADLINE: March 16.   http://www.k-state.edu/bluekey/services/Scholarships.html
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 (Available in fall and spring semesters only. Not available in the summer.)


For dependents with a primary career of undergraduate (full time requirement), the amount of the Dependent/Spouse Tuition Grant award for that semester will equal 7 credit hours at the applicable tuition rate. 

For dependents with a primary career of graduate or veterinary medicine, the amount of the Dependent/Spouse Tuition Grant award for the semester will be equal to 1, 2, or 3 credit hours at the applicable tuition rate. The maximum of 3 credit hours of tuition rate will be awarded to students enrolled in a total of 3 or more credit hours for the semester.

For spouses with a primary career of undergraduate, graduate, or veterinary medicine, the amount of the Dependent/Spouse Tuition Grant award for the semester will be equal to 1, 2, or 3 credit hours at the applicable tuition rate. The maximum of 3 credit hours of tuition rate will be awarded to students enrolled in a total of 3 or more credit hours for the semester.
Now hiring Peer Tutors

The Peer Tutoring Program seeks tutors in statistics, general math (calculus, algebra, etc.), and more!  Applicants must have a "B" or better in the course they tutor and a 3.2 GPA or above. 

Contact Katherine Jones (kathjones@ksu.edu) for more information about the position and how to apply.
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) 826-8524, or in person on the second 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.