January 23, 2018
Campus Events

Tuesday, Jan. 23        
-Blood Drive

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

-SGA Meeting at 8 p.m., CCCR

Wednesday, Jan. 24   
-Blood Drive

Thursday, Jan. 25      
-Programming Board at 5:30 p.m., College Center Lobby

-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, Jan. 26    
No Events Scheduled

Saturday, Jan. 27   
Fun Fly Model Airplane Day from 8a.m. - 6 p.m., SLC

Sunday, Jan. 28         
-Suit Up With JCPenney from 6:30 - 9:30 p.m., Manhattan Town Center

Monday, Jan. 29        
No Events Scheduled

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Student Support Services announces details for annual Chili Cook-off

Mild, medium or blazing hot: Are your tastebuds ready for the Chili Cook-off?

Student Support Services on the Polytechnic Campus is once again sponsoring the annual Chili Cook-off and is looking for entries in the competition's three categories. The culinary battle will begin at 11:30 a.m. on Friday, Feb. 9 and will be held in the Technology Center lobby until 1 p.m. Participants can submit chili creations into the mild or Tickle Your Tastebuds category; medium or Warm 'N Fuzzy category; and hot or Melt Your Face Off category.

Entry forms can be picked up in the library, Student Life Center, faculty lounge and Student Support Services office and must be submitted no later than Tuesday, Feb. 6 by 5 p.m. to the SSS office in College Center, room 208. Students, faculty and staff will sample each chili and vote on a winner from each category; a winner for Best Chili Name also will be awarded.

K-State Proud, a student-led organization that raises funds for K-State students in need, is attending the Chili Cook-off and will have their T-Shirts on sale.

Questions about the Chili Cook-off can be directed to Amy Sellers, academic services coordinator, at amyeb@k-state.edu or 826-2969.

Students from Kansas State Polytechnic take over Starlite Skate Center in Salina on Jan. 17 as part of the campus's Wildcat Welcome Week, which is a series of events and activities during the first week of each semester designed to help Wildcats get to know their campus and meet new people.
Members of the Kansas State Polytechnic Flight Team participate in the campus's Clubs and Organizations Fair on Jan. 18 during Wildcat Welcome Week. Featured left to right: Satoru Okada, Maddie Perry, Brent Koenigsman and Charles Weeks. 
Student Life Center announces basketball intramural leagues

The Student Life Center on the Polytechnic Campus is adding to its intramural options.

Beginning Feb. 12, two different basketball leagues will be available for students, faculty and staff. There will be a competitive league and a recreational league, with teams playing against other K-State Polytechnic teams as well as teams from Kansas Wesleyan University. 

Registration forms for individuals or groups are available in the SLC and must be turned in by Feb. 5 in order to play. For questions about the basketball leagues, contact Jereme Jones at jereme@k-state.edu or 785-741-5463.
Winners announced in campus scavenger hunt

The second Polytechnic Campus scavenger hunt has ended in success!

After releasing clues for the game starting Jan. 16, it was announced only four days later that the faculty/staff prize had been found in the morning and the student prize discovered a few hours later in the afternoon. The scavenger hunt jackpot, two $50 campus bookstore gift certificates, was hidden in the tutoring room in the library.

Ben  Schaub, sophomore in UAS design and integration, scored the student prize while Kathy Sanders, assistant  registrar, and Amanda Pope, e nrollment management assistant, found the faculty/staff prize.

Since the gift certificates were spotted so quickly, only four clues were able to be released. But if you are curious about their meaning, check out the translations below:
  1. Science of Craft: This is the Greek translation for "technology," which should lead to the Technology Center.
  2.  Where guided learning happens: Tutoring is guided learning; some may also thing of guided learning as the library.
  3.  Axis of Learning: The center of learning, meaning the library is centrally located in the Tech Center.
  4.  Not quite Alexandria: This is a reference to the Ptolemaic library of the Ptolemy dynasty, which is the largest and most significant library of the ancient world.Link

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 the enrollment management team for their increase in spring semester numbers!

Congratulations to Dr. Christopher Smith and his team in admissions/enrollment management for their persistence and hard work in building on our recruiting numbers. When compared to last year's spring semester, there has been a 12 percent increase in applications as well as 16 percent growth in enrolled/registered students. You are laying a very strong foundation for finding future Wildcats and I am excited to watch your continued progress. Thank you Dr. Smith, Ashley, Dion, Kris, Kevin, Jessica and Jackie!
K-State's scholarship application is available for 2018-2019. Apply at http://www.k-state.edu/sfa/scholarships/
Priority deadline is February 1, 2018 for continuing students.

1. AVM/AVIONICS - Northrop Rice Foundation is offering 40 scholarships to aviation maintenance and avionics students, including one scholarship for $4,000 to be used for Snap-On tools. DEADLINE: January 31, 2018

2. K-STATE VETERANS - The K-State Student Veterans Center is offering a $1,000 Flint Hills Veterans scholarship to any U.S. military member currently serving or any honorably discharged veteran. Must be enrolled full time in a degree-seeking program. DEADLINE: February 1, 2018  

3.  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

4. 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

5. 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

6.  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   

7.  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

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.