January 30, 2018
Campus Events

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

-SGA Meeting at 8 p.m., CCCR

Wednesday, Jan. 31   
-No Events Scheduled

Thursday, Feb. 1       
-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, Feb. 2     
No Events Scheduled

Saturday, Feb. 3    
-No Events Scheduled

Sunday, Feb. 4          
-No Events Scheduled

Monday, Feb. 5         
No Events Scheduled

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Nominations open for unclassified professional, university support staff awards

The Division of Human Capital Services is accepting nominations for staff awards. 

In addition to the Unclassified Professional Staff Awards of Excellence and University Support Staff Awards of Excellence, there is a new award opportunity for both unclassified professionals and university support staff. It is called the Belonging Award and it recognizes outstanding efforts toward building a more inclusive environment at K-State and fostering a sense of community and belonging.

For more information, visit Human Capital Services website. The nomination deadline is Feb. 16 for all awards. Recipients for each award receive $1,000.  
Students from Bennington High School visited the campus Jan. 29 to job-shadow members of the communications and marketing office, learning about social media, graphic design and video production. They also connected with professors from the computer systems technology and digital media degree options.
K-State Polytechnic's Applied Aviation Research Center partnered with the Olathe Police Department to offer its UAS Commercial Remote Pilot training course in the Kansas City area this week. In attendance were several law enforcement agencies and fire departments as well as a few members of the public. ink
Tony Foster, 2005 graduate of computer systems technology, visited the Polytechnic Campus Jan. 25 to speak with students in associate professor Tim Bower's Systems Administration class about virtualization technology. Tony currently works in technical marketing for Dell EMC.
Kansas State Polytechnic builds new physics lab as experiential learning space

The  Kansas State University Polytechnic Campus is continuing to advance its mission of providing hands-on education to its students with the opening of a brand-new experiential learning space.

A state-of-the-art physics laboratory has been built in the campus's Technology Center with the purpose of blending classroom lectures with research and experimentation. The almost 2,000-square-foot room is equipped with a variety of technologies and amenities - such as a whiteboard projector, dual table monitors and open storage for equipment shopping - that encourage a learning-by-doing experience.

To continue reading, click  HERE .
K-State Polytechnic professor featured in Forbes drone article

Can an unmanned aircraft system be manipulated as a tool of terror? 

K-State Polytechnic associate professor of practice Randall Nichols, who specializes in cyber security, was asked to offer his insight into the misuse of drones for an article in Forbes magazine. Titled, "Drone Technology: The Good, the Bad and the Horrible," Nichols spoke about the probability of unmanned aircraft deploying offensive cyberweapons. 

To read more of Nichols' observation on the subject, click HERE.

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 PEO and Rick Zajac for hosting Salina Chamber of Commerce After Hours!

The new physics lab is an incredible space for hands-on learning and we were proud to be able to show it off last week during Salina Chamber of Commerce After Hours. Members of the community visited the space during the event, making it a great opportunity to highlight the innovation we have to offer. Thank you to professional education and outreach for collaborating with the Chamber to ensure everything ran smoothly, and thank you to professor Rick Zajac for your passion and enthusiasm, while talking about the renovations at After Hours as well as every day in the lab with your students.
Congratulations to the university support staff recipients of the Opportunity Fund Meritorious Service Award!

I would like to give a special congratulations to  Doug Graves, safety and security officer;  Brenda House, custodial specialist; and  Marva Morgan, office specialist for the School of Integrated Studies, for being named the recipients of the K-State Opportunity Fund Meritorious Service Award. This honor recognizes those who demonstrate exceptional leadership and/or extraordinary effort in their position, which proves to be a valuable service. Thank you Doug, Brenda and Marva for your hard work, dedication and service to the Polytechnic Campus.
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.