Wildcat Weekly
Oct. 9, 2018
From leadership
KSUnite event on Polytechnic Campus postponed
Due to the pending weather forecast, the activities scheduled for KSUnite on the Polytechnic Campus will be postponed until a later date. A livestream of the main programming from the Manhattan Campus will be available in the College Center Conference Room from 1:15 – 3:00 p.m. for those who wish to view the speeches. Impacted faculty: please use your discretion about how to handle this change. Unit leaders: we still encourage staff to come view the livestream in the CCCR if limited service disruption exists for your unit.
News and research
A new strategy for growing enrollment at Kansas State University Polytechnic Campus is showing strong results and has produced the largest class of new freshmen in five years.
Four courses make up the focus area and cover such topics as the fundamentals of substance use disorders, pharmacology, therapy approaches and case management. The first course, Case Management and Holistic Recovery, begins this spring.
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 the 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.
Donuts for Donations
Tuesday, Oct. 9 at 9 a.m., Tech Center Lobby
KSUnite Livestream
Tuesday, Oct. 9 at 1:15 p.m., CCCR
SGA Meeting
Tuesday, Oct. 9 at 8:30 p.m., CCCR
Polytechnic Game Night
Wednesday, Oct. 10 at 8:00 p.m., CCCR
Alpha Eta Rho Meeting
Wednesday, Oct. 10 at 7:30 p.m., Tech Center 118
DVACK Cats Empowered
Thursday, Oct. 11 from 3:30 to 5 p.m., Location TBA
UAS Club Meeting
Thursday, Oct. 11 at 6:30 p.m., UAS Lab
Remotely Controlled Vehicles Club
Friday, Oct. 12 from 4 to 7 p.m., Location TBA
Girls in Aviation Day
Saturday, Oct. 13 at 8:30 a.m., Aviation Center
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 1st.  www.fafsa.ed.gov
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, 2018https://www.nbaa.org/prodev/scholarships/barden/
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 http://nata.aero/Scholarships/Dan-L.-Meisinger,-Sr.-Memorial-Scholarship.aspx
Aviation Maintenance Students
A variety of scholarships available to AVM students. Deadline: November 1, 2018.
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
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 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.
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.