February 21, 2017
Upcoming Events:
Tuesday, February 21
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 22
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 23
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 24
Donut Friday from 9 to 11 a.m. in the Tech Center Lobby

Saturday, February 25
No Events Scheduled

Sunday, February 26
No Events Scheduled

Monday, February 27
Yoga class at 6 p.m. in the Welcome Center Classroom

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
Nominate a deserving Wildcat for the campus Recognition Awards
Do you know an inspiring student who is a great campus leader? Do you have an encouraging professor that challenges you to always do your best? Do you work with a diligent staff member?  Nominate these deserving Wildcats for the Kansas State Polytechnic Recognition Awards. Honor a student, faculty member, or staff member through nomination in a variety of different awards.

Nomination packets will be available in the library, the Student Life Center, residence hall front desks, the Aero front desk, and in College Center 208. Nominations are due by 5 p.m. on Friday, March 17. Late nominations will not be accepted. Submit your nomination by email to profed@k-state.edu or drop off a nomination packet to the Outreach Center between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

The awards will be presented during the annual SGA Awards Ceremony on Thursday, April 20, 2017 at 6 p.m. All nominees and nominators will be invited to attend the dinner free of charge.

If you have any questions, contact professional education and outreach at profed@k-state.edu. 
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.
Wildcat Warrior 5K set for April 22, proceeds benefit fallen soldier's memorial
The Wildcat Warriors have set the date for their annual 5K race and are hoping to help a fallen soldier's memorial with the proceeds.

The student group, which supports the United States Air Force and is based on the Manhattan Campus, is hosting the Wildcat Warrior 5K on April 22 with on-site registration beginning at 8 a.m. and the race starting at 9 a.m.

The proceeds from the event will go to improving  Captain William Grimm's memorial. Captain Grimm served as a Navigator in the Air Force and was the only K-State alumnus killed in action during Operation Desert Storm.

Captain Grimm's current memorial is a plaque laid in the ground next to an oak tree, making it hard to see and susceptible to damage from lawnmowers. The 5K race will help raise funds to improve this memorial, and will greatly honor a distinguished alumnus who paid the ultimate sacrifice.

To learn more about the Grimm Memorial, click HERE. To register for the Wildcat Warrior 5K, click HERE.

If you have any questions, contact Grant Collison at collison@k-state.edu.
Terri Gaeddert joins Kansas State Polytechnic as director of academic operations
With a continued focus on enhancing the student experience, Kansas State University's Polytechnic Campus has hired its first-ever director of academic operations.

Terri Gaeddert, former associate dean and director of teaching education at Sterling College, has been selected for the new role and is charged specifically with strengthening program collaboration under the campus' recently implemented School of Integrated Studies. She also will streamline course schedules, mentor faculty, and improve faculty resourcing. 

A native of Ogallala, Nebraska, Gaeddert has a doctorate in educational leadership from Wichita State University, a master's in teaching from Friends University in Wichita, and a bachelor's in mathematics and computer science from Chadron State College in Chadron, Nebraska.  

To read the full story, click HERE.
Tech Center erasable write board is ready for use
The Technology Center has a brand new amenity perfect for work and fun!

The middle column in the lobby of the building has been painted with  a sketch pad dry erase coating, and after curing for several days, is ready for use. The area is an erasable write board that students, faculty and staff can use for class work or playing games.

Today, a group of mechanical engineering technology students were utilizing the write board while working on their sophomore project in Dr. Dandu's machine design technology class. The project is centered around minimum fluidization velocity and the students used the write board for calculations.

Featured in the photo, left to right, are:  Matt Haugh, JT Brantley, Trey Lorenson and Ryan Dindios. 

The photo was submitted by Marva Morgan.
Civic Luncheon Lecture featuring 'fake news' topic draws more than 100 attendees
Can you tell the difference between real and fake news?

Stephen Wolgast, an assistant professor of journalism and digital media at Kansas State University, presented on this timely topic at the February Civic Luncheon Lecture Series. The presentation on Feb. 16 drew a crowd of more than 100 interested attendees.

Wolgast, who  previously worked in newspaper journalism for 19 years, including nine years as an editor at The New York Times, used various posts from Twitter as examples to show how information can be misconstrued.

The local newspaper, the Salina Journal, was also in attendance and wrote an article about the event, which can be viewed HERE.

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.
High-five to those involved with the Networking Fair!
I would like to express my appreciation to all of the faculty and staff who were a part of making this year's Networking Fair a success, for both our students and the organizations that participated.

I know it took a considerable amount of time and coordination to make this event possible and I'm grateful for your efforts. 

Building industry relationships and partnerships can have a vital impact on our ability to provide students with the opportunities they deserve. 

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:
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/ 

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.