October 10, 2017
Campus Events

Tuesday, Oct. 10
*Rocketry Club Meeting at 6:30 p.m., Tech Ctr 118

*Flight Team Meeting at 7:30 p.m., Stevens Flight Center

SGA Meeting at 8:30p.m., CCCR

Oct. 11

*AAAE Meeting at 12:30p.m., Library

*AAAE Meeting at 7 p.m., Building 820

Oct. 12

*Civic Luncheon Lecture at 12 p.m., CCCR

*UAS Club Meeting at 6:30 p.m., Tech Ctr 123

*Flight Team Meeting at 7:30 p.m., Stevens Flight Center

Oct. 13

*Working with Loss and Grief from  1 to 4 p.m., K-State Alumni Center

Oct. 14
K-State Football at 11a.m., Bill Snyder Family Stadium

Sunday, Oct. 15
*No Events Scheduled

Monday, Oct. 16
*No Events Scheduled

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K-State Polytechnic offering new Facebook live experience for prospective students

These days, a large portion of people's lives are lived online, whether it's through email, social media, apps, music or TV and video streaming services. In order to reach prospective students right where they are - physically and virtually - Kansas State Polytechnic has started a new recruiting initiative with Facebook.

The campus's communications and marketing office is launching The Polytechnic Experience Live - a monthly Facebook live event that focuses on a different degree option each time and features a professor and student from that field of study along with an admissions representative. Students interested in attending the Polytechnic Campus can tune in to the live Facebook session and learn more about that specific degree option as well as campus life and how to apply. Those that watch can ask questions in real time, allowing Kansas State Polytechnic to reach students out of town, including in other states.

The first Polytechnic Experience Live will take place on  Thursday, Oct. 12 at 7 p.m. and will highlight the social work degree option with Debra Marseline, instructor and practicum coordinator, and Taylor Eddy, junior in social work, talking about their personal knowledge on and experience with the program. Kris Grinter, admissions operations coordinator, will act as host and moderator. Visit the campus's Facebook page to watch or join in on the conversation: www.facebook.com/kstatepolytechnic/ .

Future Facebook live dates are yet to be determined, but will be broadcast every month from November 2017 through May 2018.

For questions, contact Julee Cobb, communications and social media specialist, at julee@k-state.edu or 785-826-2642.
Upward Bound's 'Trick-Or-Treat So Others Can Eat' begins this month
Upward Bound wants to help the hungry this October and needs your participation!

Throughout the entire month, Upward Bound is  hosting "Trick-Or-Treat So Others Can Eat," which gives campus members two opportunities to collect 
canned goods and non-perishable items for the Salina  Emergency Aid Food Bank.

The first way to help is donating items from your cupboard or that you've purchased to the Upward Bound office in the Welcome Center by Oct. 31. You can also get involved by joining Upward Bound from 1:30 to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 21, where the group will go door to door in Salina asking for donations. Volunteers should meet 30 minutes prior to the start of the event in the campus's circle drive, and Halloween costumes are encouraged. 

For more information on or questions about "Trick-Or-Treat So Others Can Eat," contact Monshonda Booker, director of Upward Bound, at 826-2988 or mtbooker@k-state.edu.

Help Upward Bound scare away hunger!
K-State recognizes National Cyber Security Awareness Month with variety of events
October is    National Cyber Security Awareness Month , or NCSAM, and each week has a key security theme and related tips.  K-State has activities planned throughout the month in addition to national online events.

Some events that might interest the Polytechnic Campus:

Student Poster/Video Competition
Prizes will be awarded for first ($200), second ($25) and third ($25) in both video and poster categories. See K-State's  Cyber Security Awareness Month  page for more details.

K-State Shred Day:
In coordination with NCSAM, Information Systems on the Polytechnic Campus is sponsoring a Shred Day.

The collection will be Tuesday, October 17 from 8:30 to 11 a.m. between the east and west wings of the Technology Center.
  • Paper (including spiral-bound and 3-ring notebooks, books, file folders, etc.) and "light digital media" (CDs, DVDs, SD/CF cards, USB flash drives, etc.) will be accepted during the collection.
  • Bags or boxes of documents to be shredded weighing less than 25 pounds each should be delivered to the loading area between Technology Center's east & west wings during the time-frame. Paper and "light digital media" should be packaged separately. 
A completed  document disposal form is required. If you need assistance in delivering your documents to the collection point, contact Information Systems at 785-826-2666.

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 university archivist Cliff Hight at  chight@k-state.edu or 785-532-3420. 

For even more NCSAM events, see the K-State IT News page for this week:
Student Life Center offering students three new sports tournaments
Get ready to get physical and have some fun!

The Student Life Center is offering students the opportunity to participate in three new sports tournaments this fall: ping pong, spikeball and racquetball. On Oct. 11, the SLC is hosting an "introductory night" for those interested in playing spikeball but aren't familiar with the rules or concept. The game night is from 6 to 9 p.m. and free snacks and drinks will be provided. Students can sign up at this time for both the spikeball and ping pong tournaments. 

The racquetball tournament is scheduled to start the week of Oct. 23. Registration forms can be found at the front desk of the SLC and need to be returned by Oct. 21. Participation in all three tournaments is free.

For more information or questions, contact Avery Lambden, intramurals committee, at averylambden@k-state.edu.
Admissions welcomes high school counselors, teachers to campus for student recruitment

Welcome to the Polytechnic Campus!

In an effort to continue raising awareness of Kansas State Polytechnic and its offerings, the admissions office hosted 14 Kansas high school counselors and teachers on Oct. 6 for Counselor Connection Day. 

Attendees were introduced to Dr. Christopher Smith, newly hired director of enrollment management and marketing, and learned about the degree options by taking part in breakout sessions. During lunch, they listened to Dr. Tara Harl, associate professor and option coordinator of airport management, speak about workforce challenges in aviation and how the airport management curriculum is addressing them.

Thank you to faculty members  Troy Brockway, Dr. Saeed Khan, Dr. Kate Behan and Dr. Raju Dandu for leading the degree breakout sessions; Kirsten Zoller, events coordinator, for managing the room set up and greeting the guests; and the entire admissions and communications and marketing teams for advertising and executing the event.

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 flight team members for your community outreach!

I want to recognize Zach Smith and Jake Mitchell, members of the campus's flight team, for attending "Hero Day" at Meadowlark Ridge Elementary School. They spoke to the children about aviation while walking with them during their daily exercise. 

This is such a great example of community outreach. It is important that the Polytechnic Campus connects with neighbors and demonstrates support for local groups, businesses and residents. Engagement is key and I appreciate these two students helping to spread our Wildcat pride in Salina.
FAFSA now open for 2018-2019
1. The FAFSA is now open for 2018-2019. The priority date to complete is December 1, 2017. K-State's school code is 001928. Students can apply at www.fafsa.gov.

1.  K-State scholarship application is available for 2018-2019. Apply at http://www.k-state.edu/sfa/scholarships/ Priority deadline is February 1, 2018 for continuing students.

2. VETERANS - VFW's Sport Clips Help a Hero Scholarship is a $5,000 scholarship. DEADLINE:  November 15  (We have had K-State Polytechnic students receive this scholarship in the past).  https://www.vfw.org/scholarship/

3. AVIATION - Women in Aviation is once again offering a number of scholarships to both men and women who are members of Women in Aviation. DEADLINE: November 13 (Must be a WIA member by November 1, 2017).   https://www.wai.org/education/scholarships

4. AVIATION - The $2,500 Dan L. Meisinger Sr. Memorial Learn to Fly scholarship is open to any aviation student with a 3.0 GPA or better. Preference will be given to residents of Kansas, Missouri or Illinois. DEADLINE: November 24http://nata.aero/Scholarships/Dan-L.-Meisinger,-Sr.-Memorial-Scholarship.aspx

5. AVIATION - The $1,000 Janice Barden scholarship is available to aviation students who are a sophomore or higher with a minimum 3.0 GPA. DEADLINE: November 30https://www.nbaa.org/prodev/scholarships/barden/

6. STUDY ABROAD - If you are interested in studying abroad in the Spring or Summer 2018 semester, the $5,000 Gilman scholarship is now open. Must be a U.S. Citizen who is pell grant eligible and who will do a study abroad program that is longer than 3 weeks. Contact the Office of Study Abroad on the Manhattan campus or visit  

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 (Only REGULAR employees are eligible.  If you are unsure if you are REGULAR or TERM, check your contract or with the HR office.)

For Dependents or Spouses that are enrolled full time in a degree terminating undergraduate program, the award will be the equivalent of the regular, resident on-campus tuition rate for 7 undergraduate course credits, where full-time for an undergraduate is defined as at least 12 enrolled credit hours per regular fall/spring term.

For Spouses that are enrolled part-time in a degree terminating undergraduate program the maximum award will be the equivalent of the regular, resident on-campus tuition rate for 3 undergraduate course credits, where part-time for an undergraduate is defined as less than 12 enrolled credit hours per regular fall/spring term. (Enrollment of less than 3 credit hours, will result in the proration of the award i.e. 2 credit hours enrolled = the equivalent of the regular, resident on-campus tuition rate for 2 credit hours - or - 1 credit hour enrolled = the equivalent of the regular, resident on-campus tuition rate for 1 credit hour. )

Dependents that are enrolled less than full-time in an undergraduate program are not eligible for the K-State Dependent/Spouse Grant.

For Dependents or Spouses that are enrolled in a degree terminating graduate or veterinary medicine program the maximum award will be the equivalent of the regular, resident on-campus tuition rate for 3 course credit hours as indicated by the student's degree program, graduate or veterinary medicine. (Enrollment of less than 3 credit hours, will result in the proration of the award i.e. 2 credit hours enrolled = the equivalent of the regular, resident on-campus tuition rate for 2 credit hours - or - 1 credit hour enrolled = the equivalent of the regular, resident on-campus tuition rate for 1 credit hour.)
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For more information about this resource or additional employment resources, or for Handshake search assistance, please contact  Julie Rowe by email at  jarowe@k-state.edu, by phone at  (785) 826-2971, or in person on the first floor of the College Center.
To post a position on Handshake, you can create an employer account by logging into:    http://www.k-state.edu/careercenter/handshake/index.html Please contact Julie Rowe with any questions or concerns.