Wildcat Weekly
Nov. 13, 2018
News and research
'Wildcat Weekly' on hiatus during holiday breaks
During the week of Thanksgiving Break and the several weeks between the end of fall semester and the start of spring semester, "Wildcat Weekly" will be on hiatus. The official dates that "Wildcat Weekly" will not be sent out are Nov. 20, Dec. 18, Dec. 25, Jan. 1, Jan. 8 and Jan. 15, with regular distribution picking back up Jan. 22. Any story, event or announcement submitted to "Wildcat Weekly" between now and the beginning of the spring semester will be placed in the closest publication date that is available.
Learn something new about some of the faculty and staff on the Polytechnic Campus by listening to "human books" that will share engaging, personal or unusual stories about their life. For a list of titles, authors and event date, click the linked headline.
Kudos, publications and presentations
Staff members to present at online learning conference in Florida
Jordan Funk, academic program coordinator in the professional education and outreach office, and Lisa Shappee, library director and instructional designer, are speaking at the 23rd annual Online Learning Consortium Accelerate's international conference this week in Orlando, Florida. Funk will present on “Collaborative Online Academic Advising With Microsoft Office 365 Degree Plans" while Shappee will present on “Visually Appealing Professional Development & Collaboration Using Digital Content Curation.” The Online Learning Consortium is the leading professional organization devoted to advancing quality online learning by providing professional development, instruction, best practice publications and guidance to educators, online learning professionals and organizations around the world.
Events
Aviation Safety Stand Down
Tuesday, Nov. 13 at 1:30 p.m., CCCR
SGA Meeting
Tuesday, Nov. 13 at 7:30 p.m., CCCR
ACM Club Meeting
Wednesday, Nov. 14 at 5:30 p.m., Tech Center 167
Read A Human Book
Wednesday, Nov. 14 at 6:30 p.m., CCCR
Alpha Eta Rho Meeting
Wednesday, Nov. 14 at 7:30 p.m., Tech Center 118
DVACK Cats Empowered
Thursday, Nov. 15 from 3:30 to 5 p.m., Location TBA
UAS Club Meeting
Thursday, Nov. 15 at 6:30 p.m., UAS Lab
Thankful Tree
Friday, Nov. 16 from 9 to 11 a.m., Tech Center Lobby
Enjoy bagels and beverages, and write a note of gratitude for the Thankful Tree
Remotely Controlled Vehicles Club
Friday, Nov. 16 from 4 to 7 p.m., Location TBA
No Classes for Thanksgiving Break
Monday, Nov. 19 through Friday, Nov. 23
Campus Closed for Thanksgiving Holiday
Thursday, Nov. 22 and Friday, Nov. 23
Scholarship opportunities
All Students
The 2019-2020 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is available now. This is the application required for pell grants, federal student loans, federal parent loans and federal work-study. This application will cover the Fall 2019 and Spring 2020 semesters. Priority date to apply is December 1 . Apply Here
Aviation Students
The Janice Barden Scholarship is open to any aviation student who is a sophomore or higher with a minimum GPA of 3.0 or higher. The award will be a minimum of $1,000. Deadline: November 30, 2018. Apply Here
The Dan L. Meisinger Sr Memorial Learn to Fly Scholarship is a $2,500 award to an aviation student. It is for initial or primary flight training. Must have a 3.0 or better GPA. Preference given to KS, MO or Illinois residents. Deadline: November 30, 2018 . Apply Here
The $1,000 Pioneers of Flight scholarship is open to any sophomore or junior majoring in aviation. Must have a 3.0 or higher GPA. Deadline: December 28, 2018 . Apply Here
The International Council of Air Shows Foundation is offering a number of different scholarships to aviation students. Deadline: December 31, 2018 . Apply Here
Veteran Students
VFW "Sport Clips Help a Hero Scholarship" - Scholarships up to $5,000 for the spring semester are available to current active duty or Guard/Reserves or veterans. A completed FAFSA is required. Deadline:  November 15, 2018 . Apply 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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