Wildcat Weekly
Sept. 10, 2019
News & research
Blood donations impact areas affected by Hurricane Dorian
The American Red Cross recently sent approximately 350 blood products to the areas impacted by Hurricane Dorian because blood drives scheduled in those locations had to be cancelled. K-State Polytechnic hosted a blood drive on Aug. 28 and 29, and it's very possible some of those donations were shipped to the hurricane-affected areas. The blood donations are vital to ensuring patients have access to lifesaving blood at nearby hospitals. 
FAA exam fees increasing October 1
The fee for all FAA exams will change to $160 starting Oct. 1. This change is mandated by the exam deliverer in conjunction with the FAA; K-State Polytechnic's professional education and outreach office is not in control of the price changes or the timing of when they will go into effect. To schedule an exam, click here .
Kudos, publications & presentations
The accolade was established to commemorate a Kansas State Polytechnic faculty member's commitment in the classroom, service to students and overall merit as a teacher.
Brockway, who first arrived on campus in 1998, teaches aerodynamics, safety management systems and the senior capstone course while also instructing tailwheel flying and aerobatics flying and performing progress checks.
Campus life
Library expanding into Center for Academic Excellence and Engagement
The services offered in the library have grown over the past few years to meet the needs of the campus community, so a request was made to adjust its name to more accurately reflect the offered services. Now the Center for Academic Excellence and Engagement, the space houses traditional library services, tutoring, student development support, disability services, Student Government Association, instructional design, and general technical support services.
Human resources, benefits & training
Aladdin implementing n ew online catering system
Aladdin, the food services company on campus, has a new form for submitting catering requests called Catetrax. To insure that everyone understands how to follow the steps, a training session will take place on Thursday, Sept. 12 at 9 a.m. It is encouraged that each department receive the training – click here to register.
Events
Facebook & Instagram Live
Tuesday, Sept. 10 at 6 p.m., Online
SGA Meeting
Tuesday, Sept. 10 at 8:30 p.m., CCCR
UAS Club Meeting
Thursday, Sept. 12 at 6 p.m., UAS Lab
Christian Challenge
Thursday, Sept. 12 at 8 p.m., K-State Café
Polytechnic Wildcat for a Day
Thursday, Sept. 12 through Friday, Sept. 13
Never Surrender MMA
Saturday, Sept. 14 at 7:30 p.m., Tony's Pizza Event Center
Scholarship opportunities
Aviation Students
Here is a great list of various aviation scholarships. Click here to learn more.
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.)
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