Wildcat Weekly
Nov. 27, 2018
News and research
Inspired by Kansas State University’s long-standing tradition of being a land-grant institution, the enrollment management, marketing and financial aid offices on the university’s Polytechnic Campus are making community outreach a priority. 
Candy Canes and Airplanes features Santa, student clubs Dec. 1
The campus's annual Candy Canes and Airplanes event is bringing holiday cheer to the Salina community this Saturday. From 1 to 4 p.m. on Dec. 1, attendees will enjoy creating holiday crafts at different booths managed by K-State Polytechnic student clubs and organizations. Held in Hangar 600, they also will be able to tour various aircraft on display and at 2:15 p.m., watch as Santa makes an appearance via airplane. Every Wildcat is encouraged to attend!
Campus testing center to expand hours during finals
The Testing Center will have expanded hours during the week of finals, Dec. 10-14. Located in the Outreach Center, the Testing Center will be open over the noon hour daily and on Monday and Thursday evening that week. Students should schedule exam times early. To view the Testing Center's full availability and to schedule an exam time online, click HERE and selecting "Schedule an Exam." If you need to speak to the Testing Center about proctoring for your course, please email  profed@k-state.edu .
Kudos, publications and presentations
K-State Polytechnic professors Mark Jackson and Greg Stephens facilitate immigration discussion in Lincoln County
Mark Jackson, mechanical engineering technology professor, and Greg Stephens, associate professor of business and human resource management, joined five other community members for a "TALK Salina" discussion on immigration Nov. 13. The group traveled to Lincoln County where they met with residents from diverse backgrounds and with differing points of view at the Vesper Community Center to add more voices to the national conversation. Results from the event, which was sponsored by a grant from the National Issues Forum, will be compiled to present to legislators and decision-makers in Washington, D.C.
Events
Records 101 Training
Tuesday, Nov. 27 from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m., Tech Center 120
SGA Meeting
Tuesday, Nov. 27 at 7:30 p.m., CCCR
ACM Club Meeting
Wednesday, Nov. 28 at 5:30 p.m., Tech Center 167
Alpha Eta Rho Meeting
Wednesday, Nov. 28 at 7:30 p.m., Tech Center 118
DVACK Cats Empowered
Thursday, Nov. 29 from 3:30 to 5 p.m., Location TBA
UAS Club Meeting
Thursday, Nov. 29 at 6:30 p.m., UAS Lab
Bookstore Open House
Friday, Nov. 30 from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., College Center – refreshments & 25% off items
Candy Canes and Airplanes
Saturday, Dec. 1 from 1 to 4 p.m., Hangar 600
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 Kansas, Missouri 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
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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