February 6, 2018
Campus Events

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

-SGA Meeting at 8 p.m., CCCR

Wednesday, Feb. 7   
-No Events Scheduled

Thursday, Feb. 8       
-Civic Luncheon Lecture from 12 to 1 p.m., CCCR

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

-Student Veterans Association meeting at 6 p.m., Speakeasy

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

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

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

Friday, Feb. 9     
-Chili Cookoff from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Tech Ctr Lobby

-Smash Bros. Event at 8 p.m., SLC

Saturday, Feb. 10    
-No Events Scheduled

Sunday, Feb. 11          
-No Events Scheduled

Monday, Feb. 12         
- Intramural Basketball League begins

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Student leadership applications for 2018-2019 school year now available

Are you interested in being a student leader on the Polytechnic Campus? There are multiple areas in which you can get involved for the upcoming school year!

Positions are available for resident assistants, uBelong peer mentors, student ambassador and admissions office worker. In order to be eligible, fill out an application located in College Center 208, the Welcome Center or the Technology Center Lobby, and turn them in to Shawn Mallory in College Center 208B by Feb. 16 at 5 p.m.

For questions about the leadership roles, contact Shawn at  smallory@ksu.edu .
Student organization K-State Proud to be on Polytechnic Campus Feb. 9
K-State Proud will be on the Polytechnic Campus this Friday, Feb. 9 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. during the annual Chili Cookoff in the Technology Center. 

K-State Proud is a student-led fundraising campaign for the university that encourages Wildcats to show their purple pride through philanthropy. With a donation of $20, attendees of the Chili Cookoff can receive a T-shirt with the newest K-State Proud logo. 

All campaign donations establish Student Opportunity Awards for fellow K-State students.  In the first 10 years of the campaign, students have established a culture of giving by raising more than $1.1 million for their peers who are struggling financially.

Come eat some tasty chili and help support students in need! For more information,  click HERE
SLC offering full body circuit fitness class on Tuesdays

The Student Life Center on the Polytechnic Campus is adding another option to its line-up of fitness offerings. 

For the next six weeks, the SLC is hosting a full body circuit class on Tuesdays at 12:30 p.m. The first workout begins Feb. 13 and Kyle Chamberlin, SLC coordinator, will be the instructor.

The circuit class lasts 30 minutes and is set up with different exercise stations so participants can get a total-body workout. Modifications will be available for all levels.

Classes are free for those that have an SLC membership and just $40 for those that don't have a membership but would like to attend. To get signed up for the class, call or stop by the SLC. 

Any questions can be directed to Kyle at kchamberlin5@k-state.edu or 785-826-2667.
The admissions office has added personalized signs to the Welcome Center parking lot to make visiting prospective students feel special and more at home.
Raju Dandu, professor of mechanical engineering technology, is featured on the homepage of the American Society for Engineering Education website. 
K-State Polytechnic AAAE student chapter visits Kansas City International Airport

Students in the American Association of Airport Executives, or AAAE, student chapter on the Polytechnic Campus got the opportunity to visit the Kansas City International Airport on Feb. 2. 

During their tour, K-State Polytechnic AAAE members explored the air traffic control tower and while there,  engaged in a full air traffic control debriefing. They were given a behind-the-scenes look at the maintenance equipment storage facility, the aircraft  rescue and  firefighting, or ARFF, station, and the airplane graveyard. The students also connected with a K-State Polytechnic airport management graduate who now works for KCI.

AAAE student chapters across the country encourage member participation in many events, including volunteer opportunities, fundraisers, conferences and airport tours. The organization  helps students understand a professional insight of airport management, which embodies technical ability, responsibility, and purpose. 

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 Dr. Siny Joseph for representing K-State Polytechnic on the radio!

Dr. Siny Joseph put her economics expertise on display outside of the campus last week when she appeared on "Friendly Fire," a radio show on local station KSAL. Dr. Joseph discussed with the hosts current issues, such as the new tax bill, trade policy, trickle down economics and impact of wage distribution while taking questions from listeners calling into the program. I want to thank Dr. Joseph for making the time to share her knowledge and insight with our community and for representing K-State Polytechnic in such a positive light. Great job!

1.  COLLEGE FRESHMEN and SOPHOMORES - The Jimmy Rane Foundation Scholarship is available to those students who will be a freshman or sophomore in 2018-2019. Must be no older than 20 years old as of August 1, 2018. Must have a minimum GPA of 2.75. DEADLINE: February 7, 2018

2. AVIATION students (from Missouri) - The Bob Stuart Memorial Scholarship available to residents of Missouri who are enrolled in an aviation-related curriculum. Must have 2.5 or better GPA. DEADLINE:  February 15, 2018

3. FEMALE ENGINEERS - 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: February 15, 2018

4. 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
5.  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   

6.  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

7. 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
8.  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

9. 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

10.  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

11. 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.