Wildcat Weekly
Jan. 22, 2019
News and research
Under the grant, the Applied Aviation Research Center  on the  Polytechnic Campus will be collaborating with the Kansas Bureau of Investigation, the Riley County Police Department and the Kansas City Police Department in Missouri to evaluate small unmanned aircraft remote sensing technologies to reconstruct crime scenes. 
An initiative of the Salina Area Chamber of Commerce, Project Open provides entrepreneurs the opportunity to take two free business training classes taught by K-State Polytechnic faculty Jan. 29-30.
Campus life
Get your tastebuds ready! The Chili Cook-off has been set for Friday, Feb. 8 and any K-State Polytechnic student, faculty or staff member, or alumnus may enter. The registration form, along with a $10 entry fee, is due Feb. 4 by 5 p.m.
Calling all aviation enthusiasts! The Radio Control Club on the Polytechnic Campus is hosting its annual Fun Fly on Saturday, Jan. 26 for indoor free flight and radio controlled aircraft.
Technology
The technology was installed in October 2017 as part of a larger energy savings program and in the first year of operation, has saved the SLC more than 47,000 kilowatt hours of energy. That equates to almost $6,000 in savings for electric costs.
Events
Spring Semester Begins
Tuesday, Jan. 22
Diversity & Inclusion Activities
Tuesday, Jan. 22 from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., Tech Center Lobby
Association of Global Students Dinner
Wednesday, Jan. 23 at 6 p.m., Cessna Lounge (All Students Invited)
Knocker Balls
Wednesday, Jan. 23 from 7 to 9 p.m., SLC
Courageous Conversation Dinner & Event
Thursday, Jan. 24 from 6 to 7 p.m., CCCR
Laser Tag
Thursday, Jan. 24 from 8 to 10 p.m., SLC
Fruity Friday Sponsored by Student Support Services
Friday, Jan. 25 from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m., Tech Center Lobby
SGA Lunch
Friday, Jan. 25 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Cafeteria (Free for All Students)
RC Club Fun Fly
Saturday, Jan. 26 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., SLC
Club Fair and Pizza
Monday, Jan. 28 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Tech Center Lobby
Scholarship opportunities
All K-State Polytechnic Students
If you will be attending K-State during the 2019-2020 school year, you will want to complete the K-State scholarship application. Deadline: February 1, 2019 .   Apply Here
The Jimmy Rane Foundation is offering scholarships to undergraduate students with at least a 2.75 GPA. Must not be older than 20 years of age as of August 1, 2019. Deadline: February 6 . Apply Here
Aviation Students
The Bob Stuart Memorial Scholarship is offering two $1,000 scholarships to aviation students. Must have at least a 2.5 GPA. Deadline: February 15, 2019 . Apply Here
Aviation Maintenance Students
Northrop Rice Foundation offers a variety of scholarships. Deadline: January 31, 2019 Apply Here
Engineering Students
The Society of Women Engineers is offering a variety of scholarships to females majoring in engineering. Deadline: February 15, 2019 Apply Here
Hispanic Students
The Hispanic Scholarship Fund is accepting scholarship applications. Eligible students must have a minimum 2.5 GPA to apply. Deadline: February 5 . Apply Here
Military Children
Fisher House is offering scholarships to children of active duty, reserve/guard or retired military commissary customers. Must have a GPA of 3.0 or better. Awards for 2019-2020 school year are $2,000. Deadline: February 15 . Apply Here
Veteran Students
The Flint Hills Veterans Coalition is offering a $1,000 scholarship for the spring semester. Must be currently serving in the military or honorably discharged veteran. Must be full-time. Deadline: February 1, 2019 Apply Here
Employee Tuition Assistance
Some K-State employees may be eligible for employee tuition assistance. Up to 3 credit hours of tuition a semester is possible. Must be a full-time (0.9 FTE or above), benefits-eligible position. For more information, visit http://www.k-state.edu/sfa/manage/forms/eta1.pdf .
Dependent/Spouse Grant
Dependents and spouses of full-time (0.9 FTE or above), benefits eligible, regular appointment employees may qualify for the dependent/spouse grant – up to 7 hours for full-time, undergraduate dependents and 3 hours for spouses and graduate dependents. For more information, visit http://www.k-state.edu/sfa/manage/forms/dsg1.pdf.
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