Wildcat Weekly
July 17, 2018
News and research
Three mechanical engineering technology students and one electronic and computer engineering technology graduate are representing the Polytechnic Campus in “Make48: College vs. College,” an invention competition that is filmed for TV. The Salina Journal published a front-page story about these Wildcats July 13.
K-State Polytechnic has received a waiver from the Federal Aviation Administration to fly unmanned aircraft systems beyond the line of sight. It's the first such waiver granted to a university by the FAA.
K-State Polytechnic is expanding its program options with a new offering for individuals interested in cybersecurity of unmanned aircraft systems.
Events
Law Enforcement Training
Monday, July 30 to Thursday, August 2, Crisis City
Stitch & Fix for Admitted Students
Tuesday, July 31 to Thursday, August 2, Welcome Center
All-Campus Fall Kickoff
Monday, August 13 from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., College Center
Kudos, publications & presentations
Totaling more than $240,000 over the next four years, the top scholarships at Kansas State University Polytechnic Campus will be helping five Kansas high school seniors achieve their educational dreams when classes begin this fall.
Kirsten Zoller, acting director of professional education and outreach at K-State Polytechnic, joined representatives from other colleges and universities across the country for two-and-a-half days of professional development and leadership training.
Scholarship opportunities
Aviation Majors
The National Business Aviation Association is offering a number of different scholarships for students studying aviation. DEADLINE: July 27
All Majors
The Leaders Save Lives blood drive runs from June 1 to August 31 . This program is designed specifically for students ages 16-24 years old and allows them to host a blood drive and earn money and possibly win one of six $1,000 scholarships. If students want to work as a team there are limitations but options as well. Please contact Dené Sheridan in the Fiscal Services office if you are interested.
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.
Campus life
A few weeks before her last day as CEO and dean of K-State Polytechnic, Verna Fitzsimmons unveiled a new addition to the school that she hopes students, faculty and staff will use to capture some of their campus memories.
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