Wildcat Weekly
March 19, 2019
News & research
UAS student featured in Salina Journal for earning private pilot certificate despite paralysis
Jacob Cowart, junior in UAS flight and operations, recently earned his manned private pilot certificate, which is a curriculum requirement of the unmanned degree. It was quite an accomplishment for him because Jacob has been wheelchair-bound most of his life. Read this Wildcat's inspiring story in Sunday's edition of the Salina Journal.
The students, who are both female and male and represent majors in aviation as well as engineering technology, got the opportunity to advance their education, connect with alumni, network with aviation businesses, and meet legendary aviators.
Campus life
Polytechnic Campus celebrates Women's History Month with 'sheroes' display
March is Women's History Month and K-State Polytechnic is celebrating the achievement of women with a display dedicated to "sheroes." Stop by the Technology Center lobby to view a mini museum of successful women in each of the campus's degree fields, along with other ladies from history who helped pave the way for women today. An additional celebration of women on the Polytechnic Campus will be announced soon.
SLC offering March Madness Tournament Challenge
Submit your March Madness bracket for a chance to win a gift card to the campus bookstore! The Student Life Center is running the contest through ESPN's Tournament Challenge website to ensure accuracy and neutrality. Fill out your bracket here and then s ubmit it to the front desk of the SLC or email your bracket to  kchamberlin5@ksu.edu by March 20. There is an entry fee of $10.
Support Cats' Corner on campus by donating during Match Madness on March 21
K-State Polytechnic is partnering with the Greater Salina Community Foundation to generate financial gifts for Cats' Corner, a place on campus that supplies all students with extra support of food, hygiene products and professional clothing. During "Match Madness" on Thursday, March 21, you can donate online or in person at the Salina Fieldhouse from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. The Greater Salina Community Foundation will then match up to 50% of each gift.
Submit nominations for campus's annual Awards and Recognition Banquet
Do you know someone on campus deserving of recognition? Submit a nominee to one of the many categories of the campus's annual Awards and Recognition Banquet. From the Wildcat Pride Awards to Most Inspirational Student to Outstanding Staff Member, this is your opportunity to honor those on the Polytechnic Campus who have had an impact on your time here. Nomination forms are due Friday, March 22.
Intramural slow-pitch softball, golf tournaments offered through SLC
The weather is warming up and that means it's the perfect time to take intramural sports outside! Join the slow-pitch softball tournament on Saturday, April 27 by registering before April 23, and participate in the two-man golf scramble on Saturday, May 4 by signing up by end-of-day on April 26. Learn more details, ask questions and register all at the Student Life Center with Jereme Jones or Kyle Chamberlin.
Events
FB & IG Live: Open House
Tuesday, March 19 at 5:30 p.m., Online
SGA Meeting
Tuesday, March 19 at 8:30 p.m., CCCR
ACM Club
Wednesday, March 20 at 5:30 p.m., Tech Center 167
Alpha Eta Rho
Wednesday, March 20 at 8:30 p.m., Tech Center 118
Match Madness
Thursday, March 21 from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., Salina Fieldhouse
UAS Club
Thursday, March 21 at 6:30 p.m., UAS Building
AAAE MCI Airport Tour
Friday, March 22 at 1:00 p.m., Kansas City International Airport
Entrepreneur Club
Friday, March 22 at 3:30 p.m., Library Conference Room
Matter O' Fact Monday Meeting (Faculty & Staff)
Monday, March 25 at 3:30 p.m., CCCR
Aerospace Maintenance Professionals Club
Monday, March 25 at 5:30 p.m., Aviation Maintenance Hangar
Scholarship opportunities
Airport Management and AVM Students
AEA Educational Foundation is offering a number of scholarships for AVM and/or Airport Management students. Deadline: April 1, 2019 Apply Here
AVM and Professional Pilot Students
The Aviation Distributors and Manufacturers Association is offering a scholarship to a junior in either AVM or professional pilots. Deadline: April 5, 2019 . Apply Here
Engineering Technology Students
The Raymond Alvine Memorial Scholarship is a $5,000 scholarship to students majoring in mechanical or electrical engineering. Must have a 3.0 or higher GPA and be enrolled full time. Deadline: March 31, 2019 Apply Here
Non-traditional Students
The K-State First Ladies Social Club scholarship is now open and will be awarded to a part-time student. The recipient must meet at least one of the following criteria: 25 years of age or older, married, a parent, a veteran, or returning to school after an absence of 3 or more years. Deadline: April 1, 2019 . Apply Here
Professional Pilot Students
The Richard L. Taylor Flight Training scholarship is a $1500 award to professional pilot students with a 3.0 or higher GPA. Must have your private pilot license. Deadline: March 29, 2019 Apply Here
The Captain Jason Dahl Scholarship is now accepting applications. Must be a full-time student in a pilot program with one semester completed . Deadline: April 15, 2019. Apply Here
Summer Classes
Thinking of taking some classes this summer? There may be financial aid available. Once you enroll in your courses, complete the Summer Financial Aid Application 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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