February 20, 2018
Campus Events

Tuesday, Feb. 20        
-K-DOT Concrete Field Class from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Construction Lab Room 106

-Full Body Circuit Training Class at 12:30 p.m., SLC

Rocketry Club Meeting at 6:30 p.m., Tech Ctr 118

-SGA Meeting at 8 p.m., CCCR

Wednesday, Feb. 21   
-Walk-up Wednesday w/ TRIO, Tutoring & Career Services from 9 to 11:30 a.m., Tech Ctr Lobby

-AAAE Meeting at 8:30 p.m., Tech Ctr 107

Thursday, Feb. 22       
-Air National Guard from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Aero Lounge

-Full Body Circuit Training Class at 12:30 p.m., SLC

-In-Hall Tutoring from 5 to 8 p.m., Schilling Hall Kitchen

-SGA Election Informational Meeting at 5 p.m., SLC's Cessna Lounge

-Programming Board at 5:30 p.m., College Center Lobby

-UAS Club meeting at 6:30 p.m., Tech Ctr 123

- The Polytechnic Experience Live: AVM at 7 p.m., Facebook & Instagram

-Alpha Eta Rho at 7 p.m., Tech Ctr Room 118

-Christian Challenge at 8 p.m., College Center Cafeteria

Friday, Feb. 23     
-Junior/Senior Day at 9 a.m., CCCR

-Club Fair at 1 p.m., College Center Lobby

-SGA Election Informational Meeting at 5 p.m., SLC's Cessna Lounge

Saturday, Feb. 24    
-No Events Scheduled

Sunday, Feb. 25          
-No Events Scheduled

Monday, Feb. 26         
No Events Scheduled

Quick Links
K-State now accepting Student Employee of the Year nominations

Please consider nominating your outstanding student employees for the 2018 Kyle Pelton Student Employee of the Year award. 

Help the campus recognize and reward student employees who go above and beyond to make contributions to the Polytechnic family. Honor your student's hard work and dedication by nominating them for this award.

For your nominee to be considered, please submit the  campus nomination form  by  Friday, Feb . 23.   Nominators must be prepared to describe in detail the student employee's: 
·          Reliability
·          Quality of work
·          Initiative
·          Professionalism
·          Defining story

Finalists, their families and supervisors/nominators will be invited to participate in the award ceremony and the winner will be nominated for national, state and regional Student Employee of the Year recognition. The ceremony will be Wednesday, April 11, as part of National Student Employment Week.

K-State Polytechnic going live on Facebook, Instagram to promote aviation maintenance management degree

Do you know anyone with an interest in aviation, is technologically savvy or enjoys tinkering or fixing things? Ask them to tune in to the next Polytechnic Experience Live this Thursday!

K-State Polytechnic's Facebook and Instagram accounts are going to go live on Thursday, Feb. 22 at 7 p.m. to help promote the aviation maintenance management degree program. The 30-minute session is designed to connect prospective students, parents and high school counselors with information on the campus's programs right at their fingertips.

During the live event, AVM professor and option coordinator Drew Smith and AVM junior Josh Orbin will speak about the A&P certificate and bachelor's degree curriculum as well as hands-on projects, and examples of jobs and starting salaries. The live session will also give viewers a tour of the aviation maintenance hangar, spotlighting aircraft, equipment and current class projects.

The Polytechnic Experience Live started last year and features one of K-State Polytechnic's degree options every month. Look for a live session on computer systems technology and airport management in March and April respectively.
Nominations are now open for the 'Marchbanks Memorial Award for Teaching Excellence'

Established more than 30 years ago, the Marchbanks Memorial Award for Teaching Excellence annually recognizes a Kansas State Polytechnic faculty member  who promotes excellence in education with a focus on the development of students' talents and abilities.

Nominations for the Marchbanks Memorial Award are now being accepted by the dean's office. Should a faculty member, student or alumnus/alumna know of a professor that fits or exceeds this criteria, please consider submitting a letter of nomination by Monday, March 12. The candidate must be a regularly appointed full-time faculty member teaching in one of the degree options offered at K-State Polytechnic.

Once nomination letters have been received, nominees will be notified and asked to submit a Teaching Vitae, a Philosophy of Teaching statement and various required letters of support.  The Marchbanks Memorial Award Selection Committee will review the nominees' materials, forward their recommendation to Dean Fitzsimmons and the award recipient will be announced in the spring.

For questions about Marchbanks Memorial Award nominations, contact Eric Cole, executive assistant to the dean, at ecole@k-state.edu or 785-826-2601.
Kirsten Zoller, training and event coordinator in professional education and outreach, led a product designer workshop Feb. 7 for the Bennington Girl Scouts troop. The young ladies learned about prototypes and design testing, and worked on how to innovate everyday objects. After completing the workshop, the Girl Scouts earned a product designer badge.
Junior Shanna Walker assists a young boy with operating an electronic flight simulator at Kansas State Polytechnic's booth during Planet Comicon in Kansas City. The campus booth also contained the UAS Club's mini drone pavilion for visitors to try out, a signing board for K-State alumni, and informational material on programs.
Burton scholarships help four students at Kansas State Polytechnic put their dreams in flight

Four Kansas State University Polytechnic Campus students have received a significant boost to their dream of being professional pilots with the help of $10,000 scholarships from the  Connor Burton Aviation fund .

The newest Burton scholars, all in Kansas State Polytechnic's professional pilot program, are Mychal Akers,  Junction City ; Nahuel Bugosen,  Kansas City, Missouri;  Chad Frerichs,  Aledo, Texas ; and Michael Edwards,  Dallas, Texas . Their scholarships are split between their junior and senior years and help pay for flying time or books and tuition, enabling the students to earn their flight certificates more quickly. 

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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 Beth, Monica and Dené for organizing the faculty/staff Valentine's event!
A well-deserved high-five goes out to Beth Drescher, Monica Curnutt and Dené Sheridan, aka the Fun Committee, for organizing such an entertaining Valentine FunFair. Thank you for working hard to plan an event that brings our faculty and staff together while providing them with a much needed break from their classroom or office.  If you would like to view photos from the event, you can look through the album  HERE .

1. ALL K-STATE students - The K-State Blue Key will be awarding over $20,000 in scholarship to K-State students. There are a variety of different scholarships with different criteria, like scholarships for first generation students, sophomores, juniors, study abroad, etc. DEADLINE:  March 16, 2018
2.  STUDY ABROAD - If you are interested in studying abroad in the Spring or Summer 2018 semester, the $5,000 Gilman scholarship is now open. 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   

3.  HISPANIC students - The Hispanic Scholarship Fund offers scholarships to students of Hispanic heritage. Must have a minimum 2.5 GPA. Must be enrolled full time. Permanent legal residents and DACA students are eligible to apply along with U.S. citizens. DEADLINE: March 30, 2018

4. PILOT students - The $1,500 Richard L. Taylor Flight Training Scholarship is open to any professional pilot student who has their private pilot's license. Must have a 3.0 or higher gpa. DEADLINE:  March 30, 2018
5.  MECHANICAL or ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING students - The Raymond G. Alvine Memorial Scholarship is offering a scholarship worth up to $5,000. Student must have a minimum GPA of 3.0. DEADLINE: March 31, 2018

6. AVIATION MANAGEMENT and PILOT students - Aviation Distributors and Manufacturers is offering scholarships to aviation management and professional pilots who will be in their third year. DEADLINE:  April 2, 2018

7.  FLIGHT TEAM members - The Dr. Harold S. Wood Award for Excellence is offering a $2000 scholarship to a college student who is a flight team member. Deadline: April 14, 2018

8. AVIATION students - The Wichita Community Foundation has two aviation-related scholarships open. The Wichita Aero Club Humphrey and the Wichita Aero Club Stimpson scholarships offer a $5000 award to a student studying in the aviation field. DEADLINE: April 15, 2018. (We have had a number of K-State Polytechnic students receive this scholarship in the past.) 

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:  http://www.kansascommerce.com/index.aspx?nid=320 

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 (Only REGULAR employees are eligible.  If you are unsure if you are REGULAR or TERM, check your contract or with the HR office.)

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 that 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.)
All jobs, both part-time and full-time, as well as internship opportunities, are listed on Handshake (formerly CES). Create or access your Handshake account by logging into: 

For more information about this resource or additional employment resources, or for Handshake search assistance, please contact  Julie Rowe by email at  jarowe@k-state.edu, by phone at  (785) 826-2971, or in person on the first floor of the College Center.
To post a position on Handshake, you can create an employer account by logging into:    http://www.k-state.edu/careercenter/handshake/index.htmlPlease contact Julie Rowe with any questions or concerns.