October 31, 2017
Campus Events

Tuesday, Oct. 31      
-Faculty and Staff Halloween Brunch from 9:30 to 11 a.m., CCCR

-Rocketry Club Meeting at 6:30 p.m., Tech Ctr 118

-UAS Night Operations Training at 7:30 p.m., Outreach Ctr

-Final Day for Faculty and Staff to Enroll in Health Insurance Benefits

Wednesday, Nov. 1
-No Events Scheduled

Thursday, Nov. 2
-UAS Club Meeting at 6:30 p.m., Tech Ctr 123

-Alpha Eta Rho at 7 p.m., Technology Ctr Room 118

-Christian Challenge at 8 p.m., College Center Cafeteria

Friday, Nov. 3
-No Events Scheduled

Saturday, Nov. 4
-No Events Scheduled

Sunday, Nov. 5       
-No Events Scheduled

Monday, Nov. 6      
-No Events Scheduled

Quick Links
Operation Christmas Child shoeboxes available in Schilling Hall

Help make someone's season bright by participating in Operation Christmas Child!

This initiative's signature shoeboxes, which are used to send children in need around the world a special present during the holidays, are available in Schilling Hall to any Wildcat that would like to help. 

Campus clubs, groups of faculty, staff or students, or individuals are invited to take part in packing a shoebox with items like toys, school supplies and hygiene items for children. After each box is stuffed with goodies, they should be dropped off in front of the SGA office in the College Center no later than Nov. 20 at noon.

For questions about this goodwill gesture, contact Jay Li, diversity affairs director and airport management student, at  (913) 709-2481 or  Jiayin1@k-state.edu.

Professional pilot students enrolled in the Altitude Chamber course this semester got the opportunity to visit the  FAA Civil Aerospace Medical Institute in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma on Oct. 19. The group participated in hypoxia training, which allowed them to realize their own unique symptoms when they have lack of oxygen in the cockpit.
Kansas State Polytechnic adds new bachelor's degree in technology education
Kansas State Polytechnic is expanding its degree options with a new offering for individuals interested in teaching technology at the high school level.

A Bachelor of Science in secondary education with a technology education endorsement is being launched in fall 2018. The degree option is a collaboration with the university's  College of Education and is designed to help address state and national needs for STEM educators. Enrolled students will study mechanical, electronic and computer systems curriculum through Kansas State Polytechnic's engineering technology program while the education pedagogy will be supported by the College of Education.

To fulfill the technology content requirements, students will learn from Kansas State Polytechnic professors about such topics as basic electronics, computing principles, hardware and software fundamentals, machine design and manufacturing methods. Many of the courses include lab time and project-based assignments, so students will have a better understanding of the material and can use hands-on demonstrations in their own classrooms.

The secondary education curriculum will be taught through video conferencing by professors from the College of Education with plans to hire faculty members on the Polytechnic Campus as the degree grows. Students also will get the opportunity to teach at a local high school for one semester and will earn their official licensure upon completion of the bachelor's degree and passing of the state Praxis test.

Enrollment in the technology education degree option is now open. For more information about how to apply, contact Kansas State Polytechnic's admissions office at 785-826-2640 or polytechnic@k-state.edu.

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.
Congratulations to Dr. Tara Harl for being selected as an ambassador to ACRP!

I would like to give Dr. Tara Harl,  associate professor and coordinator of the airport management degree, a high-five for her latest recognition within the aviation industry. She was selected recently as a 2017 ambassador of the Airport Cooperative Research Program, which is an organization that helps find solutions to workforce issues airport operators face. This honor represents Dr. Harl's highly respected reputation as an aviation expert and it will be another connection her students have with important members of industry. Congratulations, Dr. Harl!
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.)
All jobs, both part-time and full-time, as well as internship opportunities, are listed on Handshake (formerly CES). Create or access your Handshake account by logging into:  

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.