October 3, 2017
Campus Events

Tuesday, Oct. 3
*Rocketry Club Meeting at 6:30 p.m., Tech Ctr 118

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

Oct. 4

*Grad Expo from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Tech Ctr Lobby

Oct. 5

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

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

Oct. 6

*Counselor Connection Day from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., CCCR

*"Drone Wars: Threats, Vulnerabilities and Hostile Use of UAS" presentation at 3:30 p.m., CCCR

Oct. 7
*No Events Scheduled

Sunday, Oct. 8
*No Events Scheduled

Monday, Oct. 9
*No Events Scheduled

Quick Links
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. 

State of IT Security at K-State: Oct. 4, 1-1:30 p.m.
Join the live Zoom webconference!  Betsy Draper, associate vice provost in information technology services, will discuss what K-State does to promote a secure IT environment and recent IT security events, such as the Equifax security breach.

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.

For even more NCSAM events, see the K-State IT News page for this week:
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!
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.
Professor Nichols to give 'Drone Wars' presentation at K-State Polytechnic Oct. 6

Randall Nichols, Kansas State Polytechnic professor of practice, will be giving a special presentation on campus next month focusing on unmanned aircraft systems or drones.

Professor Nichols will present "Drone Wars: Threats, Vulnerabilities and Hostile Use of UAS" on Friday, Oct. 6 at 3:30 p.m. in the College Center Conference Room. Faculty, staff and students, specifically undergrads in the UAS degree options, are encouraged to attend.

The presentation will cover UAS automation, collaboration, conventional vulnerabilities and countermeasures as well as commercial UAS sophistication, sense and avoid and SCADA systems. The overall goal of the message is to offer a wake-up call on drone threats and solutions to reduce risks. 

This presentation is part of the K-State  Research, Scholarship, Creative Activity, and Discovery, or  RSCAD,  Lecture Series. 

Two K-State Polytechnic seniors take part in Fly Kansas Air Tour
From Liberal in the southwest to Atchison in the northeast and eight cities in between, two seniors at Kansas State Polytechnic got the opportunity last week to take to the skies and tour the Sunflower State.

Jacob Spain, airport management, and Trever Linn, professional pilot, flew in the Fly Kansas Air Tour September 28-30, which is a 10-city aerial route of the state that celebrates aviation and promotes science, engineering, technology and math, or STEM, education.  Jacob and Trever also are interns this semester with the Kansas Department of Transportation's aviation division, who manages the event, so they were able to get a unique experience representing both K-State Polytechnic and KDOT. 

During each stop, members of the community had the opportunity to view the planes and speak with each pilot, like Jacob and Trever, about aviation in general and its role in Kansas.
Dean Verna Fitzsimmons promotes Polytechnic Campus on 'The Bill Snyder Show'
The Polytechnic Campus gets the spotlight!

On a recent episode of "The Bill Snyder Show," Kansas State Polytechnic was the topic of conversation when Dean Verna Fitzsimmons made an appearance and chatted with host Wyatt Thompson. The two discussed our campus's mission of providing experience-based learning, the UAS and airport management students' win in a national competition, and how some of the degree options' curriculum has changed for the junior and senior years.

To watch the complete interview, click this link and scroll to 12:53 on the video timeline: http://www.kstatesports.com/watch/?Archive=3592&sport=2&type=Archive

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.
Great job residence hall team on the Wildcat Carnival!
High-five to residence life coordinator Shawn Mallory and the resident assistants for organizing and executing an entertaining first Wildcat Carnival for those that live on campus! It is great to see such camaraderie among our students and I know this event was another great opportunity to bring Wildcats together. I appreciate seeing this new idea come to fruition and applaud the hard work. Thank you for your interest in making residence life fun and fulfilled for our students.

In addition, I want to thank all other staff and faculty that were involved in the Wildcat Carnival activities. It is because of your passion for your job and the students that they are having an experience that matters.
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. ANY STUDENT  -  The $500 AES Engineering scholarship is available to any student. Scholarships are awarded on the basis of character, as determined by the evaluation of the essay submitted. DEADLINE: October 6 .   http://www.aesengineers.com/scholarships.php

3. 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/

4. 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

5. 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

6. 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/

7. 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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