Wildcat Weekly
Oct. 29, 2019
Campus life
Alysia Starkey, who has been serving as the interim leader of the campus in Salina since July 2018, has been appointed its new CEO and dean by Charles Taber, K-State provost and executive vice president.
H artman is the first faculty member at Kansas State Polytechnic to implement the university's Open Textbook initiative, a grant program that provides funding to develop or adopt free alternatives to traditional print textbooks.
Human resources, benefits & training
Office of Institutional Equity providing nondiscrimination training for campus
The K-State  Office of Institutional Equity, or OIE , is providing nondiscrimination training for faculty, staff and students on the Polytechnic Campus. The training will include how to recognize and report discrimination and harassment, and give an overview of the report resolution process and available helping resources. The K-State  Center for Advocacy Response and Education, or CARE, will present on advocacy and support services, and time will be allotted for audience questions. The student training will be on Monday, Nov. 4 from 2 to 3 p.m. and the faculty/staff training will be on Monday, Nov. 4 from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Both trainings will take place in the College Center Conference Room. To RSVP, faculty and staff should reach out to Audrey Mortimer, human capital analyst, at amortimer@k-state.edu and students should contact Sarah Werner, director of student life, at sarahdwerner@k-state.edu.
Events
Musicians Club
Tuesday, Oct. 29 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., CCCR
SGA Meeting
Tuesday, Oct. 29 at 8:30 p.m., CCCR
Red Cross Blood Drive
Wednesday, Oct. 30 from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Tech Center
Networking Fair
Wednesday, Oct. 30 from 2 to 5 p.m., Aviation Maintenance Hangar
RC Club
Wednesday, Oct. 30 at 12:30 p.m., K-State Café
Halloween Howl (faculty & staff)
Thursday, Oct. 31 from 9 to 11 a.m., CCCR
Red Cross Blood Drive
Thursday, Oct. 31 from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Tech Center
UAS Club Meeting
Thursday, Oct. 31 at 6:30 p.m., UAS Lab
Christian Challenge
Thursday, Oct. 31 at 8 p.m., K-State Café
Polytechnic Pilot Learning Community
Monday, Nov. 4 from 2 to 3 p.m., Tech Center 151
Nondiscrimination Training (students)
Monday, Nov. 4 from 2 to 3 p.m., CCCR
Nondiscrimination Training (faculty & staff)
Monday, Nov. 4 from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m., CCCR
Scholarship opportunities
Aviation Students
UAA Janice K. Barden Aviation Scholarship is available to full-time students enrolled in an aviation-related program. Applicants must be a sophomore or higher and have a minimum GPA of 3.0.
Deadline: Nov. 30 Apply online here .
The Dan L. Meisinger Sr. Memorial Learn to Fly Scholarship is available to students working on initial or primary flight training. Must have a 3.0 or better GPA. Preference is given to Kansas, Missouri or Illinois residents. $2500 award. Deadline: Nov. 29 Apply online here.
Here is a great list of various aviation scholarships. Click here to learn more.
Women Professional Pilot Students
The International Society of Women Airline Pilots is offering scholarships up to $5000 to students working to acquire a CFI, CFII or MEI certificate, FIR, META or ATP certificate. Deadline: Nov. 12 Apply online here.
Veteran Students
The VFW "Sport Clips Help a Hero Scholarship" is offering a $5,000 scholarship for the spring semester. Must have separated with or currently hold a military rank of E-5 or below. Deadline: November 15, 2019 . Apply online here.
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).

Apply Here for fall 2019 and spring 2020
Dependent/Spouse Grants
Only regular employees are eligible. If you are unsure if you are regular or term, check your contract or with the HR office. This grant is available for fall 2019 and spring 2020, but not in the summer. Apply Here

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 who 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.)
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.