Wildcat Weekly
Oct. 2, 2018
From leadership
K-State Polytechnic is supporting the university's commitment to diversity and inclusion by joining the KSUnite initiative and hosting special events on Oct. 9 to bring the campus together.
News and research
Camp GROW , or Girls Revolutionizing Our World, has been created for high school-age girls based on social work's six core values. It is a one-day workshop at Kansas State Polytechnic from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 8.
Dispose of university records, documents safely during K-State Polytechnic's fall shred day
As part of K-State's cybersecurity awareness campaign, the Information Technology Assistance Center , or iTAC, and Information Systems at K-State Polytechnic will be sponsoring a fall shred day from 8:30 to 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 24. The purpose of shred day is to safely dispose of university records that are no longer needed as well as paper documents and light storage media, such as USB flash drives, floppy diskettes and CD/DVD discs. Shred day will take place in the loading area between the east and west wings of the Technology Center. To determine which records can be included, please refer to the university’s records retention policy and schedule, PPM Chapter 3090. If you have any questions about the retention length of records, please contact Ryan Leimkuehler, university records manager, at rleimkue@ksu.edu or 785-532-5013.
Events
AAAE ICT Airport Tour
Tuesday, Oct. 2 at 4:30 p.m., Wichita Dwight D. Eisenhower National Airport
SGA Meeting
Tuesday, Oct. 2 at 8:30 p.m., CCCR
The Polytechnic Experience Live: Robotics and Automation
Wednesday, Oct. 3 at 12:15 p.m., Facebook and Instagram Live
Alpha Eta Rho Meeting
Wednesday, Oct. 3 at 7:30 p.m., Technology Center 118
DVACK Cats Empowered
Thursday, Oct. 4 from 3:30 to 5 p.m., Location TBA
UAS Club Meeting
Thursday, Oct. 4 at 6:30 p.m., UAS Lab
Remotely Controlled Vehicles Club
Friday, Oct. 5 from 4 to 7 p.m., Location TBA
Graduation Expo
Monday, Oct. 8 at 11:30 a.m., Technology Center Lobby
Professional Photos
Monday, Oct. 8 at 11:30 a.m., Technology Center Lobby
Scholarship opportunities
Veteran Students
The K-State Veteran Student Center is offering a $1,000 scholarship for the fall semester. The recipient must be any U.S. military member currently serving or an honorably discharged veteran, and is currently a student in good standing. Must be a full-time undergraduate in a degree-seeking program. Deadline:  October 15, 2018 . Application sheet: https://www.k-state.edu/nontrad/scholarships/militaryscholarships/Student%20Veteran%20Scholarship%20Application.pdf
Veteran Students
VFW "Sport Clips Help a Hero Scholarship" - Scholarships up to $5,000 for the spring semester are available to currently active duty or Guard/Reserves or veterans. A completed FAFSA is required. Deadline:  November 15, 2018 . Apply online at  https://www.vfw.org/scholarship/
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.
Safety
With fines up to $54,789 per Clery Act violation, compliance is an issue no U.S. college or university can afford to put off; and developing and maintaining a safe and compliant campus environment is the responsibility of the entire K-State community.
Volunteer Opportunities
K-State's long-standing tradition of supporting the United Way is being demonstrated on the Polytechnic Campus with a campaign from Oct. 8-19. Help K-State Polytechnic raise $2,500 for the Salina Area United Way and be entered in a drawing to win one of four prizes.
Kansas State University prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, national origin, sex (including sexual harassment and sexual violence), sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, age, ancestry, disability, genetic information, military status, or veteran status, in the university's programs and activities as required by applicable laws and regulations. The person designated with responsibility for coordination of compliance efforts and receipt of inquiries concerning the nondiscrimination policy is the university's Title IX Coordinator: the Director of the Office of Institutional Equity,  equity@k-state.edu , 103 Edwards Hall, 1810 Kerr Drive, Kansas State University, Manhattan, Kansas 66506-4801. Telephone: 785-532-6220 | TTY or TRS: 711. The campus ADA Coordinator is the Director of Employee Relations and Engagement, who may be reached at  charlott@k-state.edu  or 103 Edwards Hall, 1810 Kerr Drive, Kansas State University, Manhattan, Kansas 66506-4801, 785-532-6277 and TTY or TRS 711.