March 14, 2017
Upcoming Events:
Tuesday, March 14
Match Madness from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. at Blue Skye Brewery & Eats

Flight Team meeting at 7:30 p.m. in the Aviation Center

SGA meeting at 8:30 p.m. in the CCCR

Wednesday, March 15
Professional Photo Day from 9 a.m. to noon in Welcome Center 101

Social Work Wildcats meeting at 5:30 p.m. in TC106

Alpha Eta Rho meeting at 7:30 p.m. in the Library Community Room

Thursday, March 16
Professional Photo Day from 1:30 to 3 p.m. in Welcome Center 101

Aerospace Maintenance Professionals meeting at 5:30 p.m. in aero building room 141

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, March 17
No Events Scheduled

Saturday, March 18
No Events Scheduled

Sunday, March 19
No Events Scheduled

Monday, March 20
No Classes - Spring Break
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Editor's note: no Wildcat Weekly on March 21

Wildcat Weekly will not be published on Tuesday, March 21 due to Spring Break. It will resume on Tuesday, March 28. Have a fun and safe Spring Break week.
K-State Alerts test scheduled for March 28

K-State Alerts will test the university's emergency notification system on Tuesday, March 28. The test will include text messaging and automated phone calls for those who have signed up for K-State Alerts. You can also modify settings to receive alerts for a desired campus.

The test will also include an email to all K-State accounts, notifications on the university's home page and alert beacons in various buildings. The wall-mounted alert beacons will emit a loud siren, flash strobe lights and provide digital scrolling text for two minutes. They cannot be turned off during the test.

K-State Alerts is the university's primary messaging system for timely emergency notifications. The university uses K-State Alerts when a dangerous condition exists on any of the three campuses, such as an active shooter, tornado, snow day or other dangerous weather condition that may close the campus.  While multiple K-State sources may provide important messages and safety information, K-State Alerts is more immediate.

Kansas State University's primary concern is the health and safety of the university community.
Kansas State Polytechnic hosts aviation safety practices event on March 31

From advice on mastering an aircraft to insight into upset recovery, the Polytechnic Campus will be hosting an aviation seminar focused on strengthening flight safety within the industry.
Wildcat Safety Stand Down will be 4-8:30 p.m. Friday, March 31, in the College Center Conference Room and will feature presentations from four industry experts with a variety of backgrounds and proficiencies. Initiated by the campus's nationally recognized flight team, this half-day seminar is designed for aviation professionals and general aviation enthusiasts to gain enhanced awareness and knowledge of safety practices while networking with each other and learning more about the aviation program at Kansas State Polytechnic.
During Wildcat Safety Stand Down, participants will experience four safety sessions covering a variety of different areas: Tom Turner, executive director of the Air Safety Foundation at the American Bonanza Society will present on mastering your aircraft; Seth Short, an aviator in the U.S. Navy and 2005 alumnus of Kansas State Polytechnic's professional pilot program, will speak about safety culture in the military; John "Dusty" Dowd, owner of Syracuse Flying Service and an air race pilot, will discuss safety from an agricultural and air race perspective; and Troy Brockway, professor of aviation at Kansas State Polytechnic, will present on implementing a safety management system in a collegiate or training environment and upset recovery.
Interested aviators should register online for Wildcat Safety Stand Down, sponsored by the American Bonanza Society, by March 24 at The cost is $50 per person, which includes course materials and dinner, and the seminar is eligible for WINGS credit  from the Federal Aviation Administration. Proceeds from the event will assist the Kansas State Polytechnic Flight Team with its trip to nationals in May.
K-State Polytechnic's information systems gives tricks and tips for Office and Office 365

Downloading Microsoft Office Pro Suite:
Did you know that K-State's Office 365 allows you to install the Microsoft Office Pro Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.) on up to five of your own personal computers, and on up to five of your mobile devices?  NOTE: Do not attempt to download Microsoft Office on K-State computers, it is not compatible with the existing software.

Microsoft Licensing Error Messages:
Users often see messages indicating that product activation has failed, and that a product key is needed, or that Microsoft Office cannot verify the licenses for the product. The messages often warn that your software "may be counterfeit," or "is not genuine".  In nearly all cases, these issues can be fixed by simply rebooting the computer to allow Microsoft updates to take effect.

Manage Your Inbox With Clutter:
The Office 365 Clutter feature helps you by filtering low-priority emails into the Clutter folder, saving time for your most important messages. This is separate from the Junk Email folder. You can teach Clutter to be more effective as you use it. If you see a low-priority email in your inbox, drag the email into the Clutter folder. If you see a message that was sent to Clutter by mistake, drag the email into your Inbox. Clutter can be turned on and off at any time.

If you have any questions or concerns, contact Information Systems at
Greg Stephens encourages community discussion on safety, justice and reducing violence

Associate professor Greg Stephens is helping the city of Salina to shine a light on curtailing crime in the community. As a co-coordinator of TALK Salina, he helped to organize a March 8 event titled, "Safety and Justice: How Should Communities Reduce Violence?".

Stephens said the goal of the discussion was to encourage participation through public deliberation in small groups, empowering community members to come up with solutions to national problems at a local event.

More than 50 people were in attendance, and the event featured community speakers who were able to share their own perspectives on local safety and the issue of violence in the community.

To read the full article from the Salina Journal, 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.
Congratulations to our newly elected student leadership!

I would like to send a high-five to Nicholas Ramirez and Christian Coker, who have been elected as the campus's 2017-2018 Student Governing Association president and vice president! You are taking on an honorable responsibility and your service should be applauded. I look forward to hearing your ideas and working together with you on various events in the future.

President Ramirez and Vice President Coker, along with the rest of the newly elected Senate, will assume office during the Tuesday, March 28 SGA meeting at 8:30 p.m. in the College Center Conference Room.

I would also like to send a friendly reminder that Senator spots are open in arts, science & business, aviation, and the ICAP programs. There are 13 Senator spots that are open, so I encourage students in those programs to attend SGA meetings and get involved.
Aviation Scholarships:
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. 

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. 

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

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

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. 

AIRPORT MANAGEMENT students - Airports Council International is offering scholarships up to $5,000. Must have a 3.0 GPA. DEADLINE: April 15.

AVIATION students - The Charlie Wells Memorial Scholarship is offering a scholarship to a full-time student majoring in an aviation oriented curriculum. DEADLINE: April 30.

AVM and AVIONICS students - Aircraft Electronics Association is offering a number of scholarships. DEADLINE: April 1.

PILOT students - The Captain Jason Dahl is offering scholarships to students in a professional pilot program. DEADLINE: April 15.

PILOT student - NGPA is offering professional pilots scholarships. Must already have your private pilot rating. Sexual orientation is not a factor in awarding the scholarship. DEADLINE: April 16.

Engineering Scholarships:
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. 

ENGINEERING students - Patti Johnson Wilson Foundation scholarship is available to engineering students, with a minimum 3.5 GPA. Awards range from $3,000 to $5,000. Only students from seven universities are eligible to apply (K-State is one of those seven). DEADLINE: March 17. Applications can be picked up in Room 209F of the College Center.

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.

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.

Any K-State 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.
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 ( 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, 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 for immediate posting.