Wildcat Weekly
March 26, 2019
News & research
The campus’s Applied Aviation Research Center is utilizing unmanned aircraft to perform a 35-foot ball drop on the field to selected fans before each opening kickoff as well as to capture aerial footage of the action to livestream on the team’s Facebook page. 
Tom Haritos, former assistant professor and faculty researcher at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Daytona Beach, Florida, joins Kansas State Polytechnic as the new associate director of research and UAS research program manager.
A 2010 graduate of the professional pilot degree option, Kali Hague is now an attorney in Washington, D.C. for Jetlaw LLC. She was chosen to represent the College of Technology and Aviation, which is housed on the Polytechnic Campus, in K-State's 2019 Alumni Fellows celebration.
Campus life
F ree tickets offered to students, faculty, and staff for March 30 Salina Liberty game
The Salina Liberty is an indoor football team that plays at the Tony's Pizza Events Center. K-State Polytechnic has free tickets to share with students, faculty and staff for the game on Saturday, March 30 versus the Sioux City Bandits. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. with a 6:30 p.m. start time. Anyone interested in the free tickets should stop by the Welcome Center on campus and pick them up from the front desk. You are welcome to take multiple tickets so you can bring along family and friends. And remember to represent K-State Polytechnic and wear purple!
Donations given in honor of Cats' Corner during 'Match Madness' reach almost $3,500
Cat's Corner on campus received an extra boost last week when it was gifted close to $3,500 from generous donors during "Match Madness," an initiative of the Greater Salina Community Foundation. On March 21, people could donate online or in person at the Salina Fieldhouse to various Salina charities and businesses. Those that gave to K-State Polytechnic were directly helping Cats' Corner, which provides students extra support of food, hygiene items, and professional clothing when needed. Because of all of the donations the campus received, it earned the Greater Salina Community Foundation's Most Improved Award, which is given to the organization with the largest increase in the number of donors from last year to this year.
For counseling services, students have the choice of visiting on campus with one of our counseling Ph.D. students or they may seek professional counseling from one of our off-campus community partners.
SGA Meeting
Tuesday, March 26 at 8:30 p.m., CCCR
ACM Club
Wednesday, March 27 at 5:30 p.m., Tech Center 167
Alpha Eta Rho
Wednesday, March 27 at 8:30 p.m., Tech Center 118
Lock in Your Room Rate Fiesta
Thursday, March 28 at 6:00 p.m., Schilling Hall
UAS Club
Thursday, March 28 at 6:30 p.m., UAS Building
Fruity Friday/Ask the Administrator
Friday, March 29 at 9 a.m., Tech Center Lobby
Entrepreneur Club
Friday, March 29 at 3:30 p.m., Library Conference Room
Aerospace Maintenance Professionals Club
Monday, April 1 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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