February 28, 2017
Upcoming Events:
Tuesday, February 28
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, March 1
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, March 2
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, March 3
No Events Scheduled

Saturday, March 4
No Events Scheduled

Sunday, March 5
No Events Scheduled

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

AAAE meeting at 7 p.m. in Building 820

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

Phi Delta Theta meeting at 8:30 p.m. in the CCCR
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Kansas State Polytechnic celebrates national TRiO month
February is designated National TRiO Month and the Polytechnic Campus has been in the mood to celebrate!

Student Support Services and Upward Bound - two programs that help low-income and first generation students enter college and earn a degree - have provided the campus with various activities throughout the month to bring awareness to and honor TRiO.

Along with continuing the tradition of Donut Friday, the campus held its annual Chili Cook-off and collected donations, such as clothing and hygiene items, to distribute to local organization Saint Francis. There was also a display just outside of the library in the Tech Center lobby that showcased previous students helped by SSS and UB.

In addition to assisting Saint Francis with its physical needs, juniors and seniors from the organization were invited to the Kansas State Polytechnic Jr/Sr Day to learn more about our programs.  

Student Support Services and Upward Bound hopes the campus had fun with the various events and looks forward to answering any questions about the assistance they provide. SSS is located in the College Center, room 208, and UB is housed in the Welcome Center, suite 119.
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. 
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.
Kansas State Polytechnic Jr/Sr Day draws more than 60 prospective students to campus
Kansas State Polytechnic was filled with high school students, parents and counselors last week interested in what the campus and its programs have to offer.

During annual Jr/Sr Day on Feb. 24, more than 60 students from across the state and one from Illinois, filled the College Center to explore the process of becoming a Wildcat. The half-day event covered what "polytechnic" means and how faculty use hands-on learning in and out of the classroom; campus amenities and events; applying for admission to Kansas State Polytechnic; and available scholarships and other financial aids.

Students also broke off into groups according to the program they were interested in and participated in an interactive activity with faculty and staff. During lunch, attendees listened to five current students speak about their experiences and life on the Polytechnic Campus. A tour of the residence halls and the Student Life Center was offered at the end of the day.

The next opportunity to bring prospective students on campus will be during Open House on April 1 where a "VIP Experience" has been set up for them.
New professional pilot students from Saudi Arabia visit Kansas State Polytechnic
Welcome to the Polytechnic Campus!

Students from Saudi Arabia planning to enroll in the professional pilot program visited their future home last week. The students arrived on Feb. 23 and toured the campus, spoke with faculty, staff and their soon-to-be classmates, and explored the fleet.

The incoming professional pilot students will be starting intermittently throughout the summer, fall and next spring semesters.

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.
Congratulations to David Burchfield!
Sending a high-five to teaching assistant professor David Burchfield for being named a keynote speaker at the upcoming Kansas Natural Resources GIS Technical Meeting. Professor Burchfield is a member of our UAS faculty and I'm proud to have him represent the program and our campus. Good luck!
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.

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/ 

ENGINEERING students - Patti Johnson Wilson Foundation scholarship is available to engineering students, with a minimum 3.5 GPA. Awards range from $3,000 to $5,000. Only students from seven universities are eligible to apply (K-State is one of those seven). DEADLINE: March 17. Applications can be picked up in Room 209F of the College Center.

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.