March 7, 2017
Upcoming Events:
Tuesday, March 7
Yoga class at 6 p.m. in the Welcome Center Classroom

Spikeball Intro Night at 6 p.m. in SLC

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

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

Wednesday, March 8
Social Work Wildcats meeting at 5:30 p.m. in TC106

Casino Night from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. in the CCCR

Aerospace Maintenance Professionals meeting at 6:30 p.m. at Applebee's

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

Thursday, March 9
Civic Luncheon Lecture Series at noon in the CCCR

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 10
No Events Scheduled

Saturday, March 11
No Events Scheduled

Sunday, March 12
No Events Scheduled

Monday, March 13
Spikeball Tournament Begins TBA in SLC

Yoga class at 6 p.m. in the Welcome Center Classroom

Women in Aviation meeting at 8:30 p.m. in TC107

Phi Delta Theta meeting at 8:30 p.m. in the CCCR
Quick Links
Assemble your team for upcoming Spikeball Tournament

Stay active, have fun and connect with the campus community... Kansas State Polytechnic is offering another recreational activity through a Spikeball Tournament on March 13 and 14.

For those who are new to the game, a n introductory Spikeball Night will be on Tuesday, March 7 at 6 p.m. in the Student Life Center, or SLC, so interested participants can learn the game.

The registration deadline to sign-up as a single or in a team is Thursday, March 9, with forms available at the SLC front desk. The tournament will consist of teams of two against each other and teams of three against each other. 

A game  schedule will be determined by the amount of teams and will be released by the SLC staff on March 11. The amount of teams will predicate if there will be a double or single elimination. Additionally, quarterfinal and championship matches will be played on the racquetball court.

If you have any questions, contact Kyle Chamberlin at
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
Consider a donation to the Polytechnic Campus during 'Match Madness' on March 14

Kansas State Polytechnic is participating in this year's "Match Madness" event hosted by the Greater Salina Community Foundation.

This is an opportunity for those considering a donation to the Polytechnic Campus to see their gift matched up to 50 percent. Match Madness is on March 14 and contributions can be made in person at Blue Skye Brewery at 116 N. Santa Fe, or online at

If a donation cannot be made on March 14, you can contact the Greater Salina Community Foundation at 823-1800 any time before the event to set up your Match Madness gift.
Nominate a deserving Wildcat for the campus Recognition Awards

Do you know an inspiring student who is a great campus leader? Do you have an encouraging professor that challenges you to always do your best? Do you work with a diligent staff member?  Nominate these deserving Wildcats for the Kansas State Polytechnic Recognition Awards. Honor a student, faculty member, or staff member through nomination in a variety of different awards.

Nomination packets will be available in the library, the Student Life Center, residence hall front desks, the Aero front desk, and in College Center 208. Nominations are due by 5 p.m. on Friday, March 17. Late nominations will not be accepted. Submit your nomination by email to or drop off a nomination packet to the Outreach Center between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

The awards will be presented during the annual SGA Awards Ceremony on Thursday, April 20, 2017 at 6 p.m. All nominees and nominators will be invited to attend the dinner free of charge.

If you have any questions, contact professional education and outreach at 
K-State Air Force ROTC achieves 100 percent selection rate
As cadets go through Air Force ROTC, they reach certain milestones as their time in the program progresses. The first key milestone is being issued their first set of uniforms, and ends with graduation and commissioning as a Second Lieutenant in the United States Air Force. 

However, there is one milestone that only a few select cadets achieve. That milestone is being selected for a rated position within the United States Air Force. 

Rated positions are highly competitive, highly selective jobs in the Air Force. Rated positions specifically are those jobs that pertain to the flying career fields, such as becoming a pilot or combat systems officer (CSO), among many other positions. This year, 762 cadets from across the nation were selected for those coveted rated positions. 

Of those 762 cadets, Kansas State University's Air Force ROTC Detachment 270 achieved a 100 percent selection rate, with three cadets being selected for a rated position: Cadet Maxamillyan Badgett, junior in the professional pilot program on the Polytechnic Campus, was selected to become a pilot, and Cadet Reed Troyer, junior in the wildlife and outdoor enterprise management program, and Cadet Jake VanBurkleo, junior in the kinesiology program, both on the Manhattan Campus, were selected to become combat systems officers. 

These cadets put in hard work and dedication to earn these positions in the Air Force. Congratulations!
Senator Jerry Moran visits Polytechnic Campus, UAS program
Senator Jerry Moran made a stop on March 3 to the Polytechnic Campus to check out the unmanned aircraft systems, or UAS, program. He was able to tour the facilities, learn about UAS technologies and research, and discuss with staff the program's plans for the future.

Moran said that his interest in aviation comes from his membership in the Senate Commerce Committee, which has oversight over the Federal Aviation Administration, and the proximity of Fort Riley as well as the Great Plains Training Center.

Moran's stop in Salina also focused on agriculture, recognizing the challenges that face the industry as well as offering hope through the new Farm Bill, which will contain a stronger safety net for crop and livestock producers.

To read the entire story 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 associate professor Drew Smith!
I would like to send a high-five to Drew Smith, associate professor in aviation maintenance management, for being selected for a significant education honor. He is this year's Ivan D. Livi Aviation Maintenance Educator of the Year Award recipient, which recognizes the outstanding achievement of an aviation maintenance technology instructor. It is faculty like Drew that makes this campus great!
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.