February 7, 2017
Upcoming Events:
Tuesday, February 7
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 8
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 9
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 10
2017 Chili Cook-Off from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Tech Center Lobby

Saturday, February 11
No Events Scheduled

Sunday, February 12
No Events Scheduled

Monday, February 13
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
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. 10, 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.: Chili Cook-Off in Technology Center Lobby
- 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.
K-State Faculty Senate to host open forum on Polytechnic Campus with university president, provost

The Faculty Senate of Kansas State University will be hosting an open forum with the president and provost on the Polytechnic Campus on Feb. 13, from 9 to 10 a.m. in the College Center Conference Room.

The forum will provide an opportunity for the campus community to visit with President Myers and Provost Mason. Faculty Senate executive committee members will begin with a few questions,  and then audience members will be given the opportunity to ask further questions. The event will be video streamed online for those unable to attend in person. The link  will become active just prior to each event:  http://www.k-state.edu/president/speeches/  
If you have a question for President Myers or Provost Mason, and will be unable to attend in person, send your inquiry via email to Candace LaBerge ( candaceb@ksu.edu) prior to the event and it will be presented as time permits. 
EOF allocation application notice

Attention all Kansas State Polytechnic clubs, organizations, programs and students: Educational Opportunity Fund (EOF) packets are now available and will be due  Friday, March 17, 2017 by 4 p.m. if you are to be considered for funding this Spring 2017.

EOF is a special allocation of funding that aims to serve our campus and its students in a very unique way. Eligible projects and items for this funding is as follow:

1. Academic scholarships and fellowships for both graduate and undergraduate students.
2. Need-based grants, including awards to students with special expenses, or groups of students         who have been historically under-represented in higher education.
3. Salaries or grants for students participating in public and community service programs.
4. Salaries for students employed in campus student services programs.

If you believe that you or your project fits any of these four basic requirements, please don't hesitate to apply for EOF funding. To begin the process, visit  http://polytechnic.k-state.edu/sga/documents.html to download the document,  and complete the form to your best ability; then submit the form along with  10 copies  of the  entire packet  either to Ian Bonsall, vice president of SGA, or deliver the packet to the SGA Office in College Center 112. 

If you have any questions or concerns, contact Bonsall at ibonsall14@ksu.edu. A decision on funding will be made as promptly as possible, but large volumes of potential packets could result in a longer allocation process. A final letter of notice will be delivered to the applicant in regards to their funding status upon the decision of the committee.
Caddystacks is back! Putt-putt golf design competition returns Feb. 23

Did you know you can play golf in the library, and be a part of designing the course?

The fun game of Caddystacks, which combines a design competition with putt-putt golf, is being held again this spring semester on Thursday, Feb. 23 from 5 to 8  p.m.

Students, faculty and staff are encouraged to use their imagination, creativity and innovation to design one hole of golf with personally found objects. Katherine Jones, an assistant professor in the library, encourages participants to put together a course that is fun yet challenging.

Since Caddystacks is made up of only nine holes, only nine individual or group designers will be chosen and applications should be turned in as soon as possible.  The submitted en tries will be judged by library staff and prizes will be handed out to player-voted best, most difficult course and best design.

The game will be come-and-go from  5 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Feb. 23.  The library will be open for set up on the same day from 4 to 4:45 p.m.

Contact Jones at kathjones@ksu.edu or stop by her office in the library to pick up an application and to submit your designs. Also, feel free to ask any questions that you might have (requirements, rules, etc.). All designs must be submitted by end-of-day Friday, Feb. 10
Mark your calendars for networking fair in February

The Networking Fair is a great opportunity for businesses to connect with students on campus. Students will be able to meet with potential employers and receive information about the organization, internship opportunities, co-op positions, or full-time positions. 

The Networking Fair will be on Wed., Feb. 15. in the College Center Conference Room.

If you have any questions, contact Amanda Pope at ajw1992@k-state.edu or Julie Rowe at jarowe@k-state.edu in Career Services.
Technical writing class builds wall of wasted plastics

Students in this semester's Technical Writing class, taught by English instructor Liticia Salter, have been tasked with a very unique project: collecting all of their throw-away plastics for five days and creating a display to demonstrate its impact.

This wall of wasted plastics is part of a bigger assignment focused on the aspects of plastic pollution and recycling. Students will also put together a DIY repurposing project and will write a key influencer or manufacturer a researched report recommending a move away from plastic.

Check out the wall of throw-away plastics, collected by 44 students in the class, in the Tech Center lobby.
K-State Polytechnic students put talents on display in fun campus show

Singing, playing an instrument and even solving a Rubik's cube in 27 seconds were among the talents on display at the first K-State Polytechnic Talent Show. 

This years talent show was planned by Residence Life Coordinator, Cody Waterman, along with the help of the K-State Polytechnic Residence Assistants. Elliott Rodgers and Max Badgett, Senior RA's, were the MC's for the evenings production.  Their hope is to make the talent show a yearly tradition for the Polytechnic Campus. 

There were 11 total entries by students, along with a surprise staff dance by Garett Ludlum, Ellen Fixsen, Julie Rowe, Alyssa Wendell and Cody Waterman.  At the end of the night, Keegan Swanson was announced as the winner. She displayed her singing ability with the song 'Wild One' by Faith Hill.

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 Residence Life for putting on first campus talent show!

I would like to send a big high-five to the Residence Life team! Thank you Cody Waterman, all Resident Assistants and others for making this event possible! Our campus is filled with so many incredibly talented people. I look forward to seeing next year's show.
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/

ENGINEERING, BUSINESS and IT majors - Koch Industries is offering scholarships to full-time students. Must have a minimum GPA of 3.25 or higher. DEADLINE: Feb. 12.   http://bit.ly/2j7Wwws

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/ 

Freshman & Sophomores:
The Jimmy Rane Foundation Scholarship is available to those students who will be a freshman or sophomore in 2017-2018. Must be no older than 20 years old as of August 1, 2017. Must have a minimum GPA of 2.75. DEADLINE: Feb. 8.   http://bit.ly/2ie45m2

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.