May 10, 2017
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Tuesday, May 9
Semester Finals

Wednesday, May 10
Semester Finals

Thursday, May 11
Semester Finals

Friday, May 12
Last Day of Finals - Happy Summer!

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Editor's note: Wildcat Weekly will have limited summer schedule

During the summer semester, the Wildcat Weekly will be on a limited publishing schedule. It will be available once a month - June 6, July 11 and August 8 - until the start of the fall semester, when it will resume on August 22. Please continue to submit announcements and news items for the Wildcat Weekly via the Project Requests tab on the Marketing & Communications webpage.
Flight team competes in national championship May 9-14

The Kansas State Polytechnic Flight Team will take on other collegiate aviation programs from across the country this week when they compete for the title of national champions.

T he flight team is participating in  the National Intercollegiate Flying Association's SAFECON National Championship May 9-14 in Columbus, Ohio. The pilots will battle it out in a variety of events both on the ground and in the air, with the school with the most points taking home the top award.

In October, the flight team placed third at their regional, which was enough to qualify them for nationals. Senior Chris Messing took home the honor of Top Scoring Contestant and Top Pilot.

Good luck to the flight team members, fly safe and go Cats!
Just relax: Students enjoy 'Stress Free Week' before finals begin

The countdown to the end of the school year has begun, and the only thing standing in the way of summer break are finals. To help students give their best in the classroom one last time this semester, Kansas State Polytechnic made sure they feel relaxed and ready to go with Stress Free Week.

During May 1-6, Polytechnic Campus students enjoyed a variety of events and special discounts created to ease burdens and unwind tensions. Stress Free Week included such activities as yoga, video games, grocery bingo and board games. In addition, students received meal discounts at Mokas, Chick-fil-a and the cafeteria.

Hopefully Stress Free Week gave students the mental break they deserve and helped push them through the finish line. Best of luck with finals!
Engineering technology seniors present final design projects

The culmination of a year's worth of students' work was put on display May 4 during project presentations from the engineering technology program.

Three teams from the  mechanical engineering technology major and one group from the electronic and computer engineering technology major participated in the "Engineering Technology Senior Design Project Presentation and Reception." The students put their design projects on display in front of their professors and fellow students as well as their industry sponsor before gathering together for a shared meal.

The team of students featured in the top photo created a project for the Kansas State University Bulk Solids Innovation Center, which is located in Salina and often collaborates with students. 

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.
High-five to the seniors graduating with honors!

Congratulations to each of the 93 students who walked across the stage on Saturday and earned your college diploma - it is not just a piece of paper, but a passport that can take you places you always dreamed! 

To those that went above and beyond during your time on the Polytechnic Campus and obtained academic honors, I want to send you a special high-five. I applaud your work ethic and admire your commitment to your studies. Thank you for striving to excel in the classroom each and every day. 

Summa Cum Laude
Whitney Alexander
Kelly McDonald
Christopher Messing
Jason Nowak, Jr.
William Son

Magna Cum Laude
Hibiki Himiya
Preston Renfro
Matthew Tener
Royce Whitnack
Johnathon Hagen

Cum Laude
Kaitlyn Boyer
Ryan Fabac
Logan Gideon
Bradley Komarek
Ricardo Martinez
Nicholas Wiers
Hyunsu Kim
Aviation Scholarships:
The Paul Whelan Aviation Scholarship is offering a $2,000 scholarship. Must be in aviation major with a 2.5 or better overall GPA and a 3.0 or better GPA in aviation coursework. DEADLINE: May 15th.  
Summer Financial Aid
Will you be attending Kansas State Polytechnic this summer and are in need of financial aid? First enroll in your summer classes and then complete the Summer Financial Aid Application. Cindy Newell, financial coordinator located in the College Center's room 209, can check to see if you have any financial aid available for the summer classes you are taking. The form can be found at

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.
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.