Wildcat Weekly
Sept. 11, 2018
News and research
Cats' Corner challenge continues: Dr. Gaeddert will match next $250
Any cash donations you make to Cats' Corner is currently being matched dollar-for-dollar up to $250 by Dr. Terri Gaeddert, director of the School of Integrated Studies. So far, $30 has been given toward her challenge. Dr. Gaeddert is following in the footsteps of CEO and dean, Dr. Alysia Starkey, and Dr. Christopher Smith, executive director of enrollment management and marketing, who offered dollar-for-dollar matching at $250 and $500 respectively after learning about the difference Cats' Corner is making in the lives of some of our students.

A place on campus where students can access free non-perishable food, hygiene items and professional clothing for interviews and presentations, Cats' Corner has received more than 50 visits since the start of the fall semester. To donate to Dr. Gaeddert's $250 challenge, contact Julie Rowe, student activities and career services coordinator, by Sept. 14.
JCPenney offering 40 percent off career clothing to students, faculty and staff in 'Suit Up' event
Need business attire for a job interview or special presentation but do not have a lot of money to spend? JCPenney in Salina is partnering with K-State Polytechnic and Kansas Wesleyan University on Sunday, Sept. 16 to assist you in finishing your look! Students, faculty and staff can shop career apparel including suits, dresses, sport coats, dress pants, shoes and accessories and receive 40 percent off regular-priced items and sale prices. JCPenney is also offering free mini-makeovers, hair consultations and haircare mini's inside of the Salon. JCPenney's "Suit Up" event runs from 5 to 8 p.m. Make sure to bring your student ID.
Campus life
Student Support Services and the campus Fun Committee are hosting a pie-in-the-face challenge to help support Cats' Corner. On Wednesday, Sept. 12 from 9 to 11a.m., purchase a pie for $1 and then throw the custard creation in a volunteer's face in the Tech Center lobby. All of the money raised will go to Cats' Corner and the volunteer with the most pies in the face will receive a prize.
D VACK hosting 'Cats Empowered' event for K-State Polytechnic students
The Domestic Violence Association of Central Kansas is holding a "Cats Empowered" group for all students at K-State Polytechnic. The group hopes to help participants create a campus culture based upon consent, healthy relationships, and respect. Topics covered include bystander intervention, healthy/unhealthy relationship awareness, consent, respect, and other skills and topics of interest from students. Cats Empowered will meet 3:30 to 5 p.m. on Thursdays with the location to be determined based on the number of students that sign up. For more information, contact student services manager Sarah Werner at sarahdwerner@ksu.edu.
Students who are looking for someone to talk to have counseling options both on campus and off. There is a Ph.D. student available at K-State Polytechnic on Thursdays and two partner organizations in the city of Salina ready to help Wildcats.
Events
Student Support Services' Pie-in-the-Face Challenge
Wednesday, Sept. 12 from 9 to 11 a.m., Tech Center Lobby
UAS Club Meeting
Thursday, Sept. 13 at 6:30 p.m., UAS Lab
DVACK 'Cats Empowered'
Thursday, Sept. 13 from 3:30 to 5 p.m., Location TBA
Remotely Controlled Vehicles Club
Friday, Sept. 14 from 4 to 7 p.m., Location TBD
JCPenney Suit Up
Sunday, Sept. 16 from 5 to 8 p.m., Central Mall
Scholarship opportunities
All Majors
The Leaders Save Lives blood drive runs from June 1 to August 31 . This program is designed specifically for students ages 16-24 years old and allows them to host a blood drive and earn money and possibly win one of six $1,000 scholarships. If students want to work as a team there are limitations but options as well. Please contact Dené Sheridan in the Fiscal Services office if you are interested.
Employee Tuition Assistance
Some K-State employees may be eligible for employee tuition assistance. Up to 3 credit hours of tuition a semester is possible. Must be a full-time (0.9 FTE or above), benefits-eligible position. For more information, visit http://www.k-state.edu/sfa/manage/forms/eta1.pdf .
Dependent/Spouse Grant
Dependents and spouses of full-time (0.9 FTE or above), benefits eligible, regular appointment employees may qualify for the dependent/spouse grant – up to 7 hours for full-time, undergraduate dependents and 3 hours for spouses and graduate dependents. For more information, visit http://www.k-state.edu/sfa/manage/forms/dsg1.pdf.
Safety
September has been known as National Campus Safety Awareness Month since its designation by Congress in 2008. The Annual Security and Fire Safety Report (Clery Report) is published each year to inform the public of information about crime on and around campus, efforts to improve campus safety, and university policies. It's purpose is to provide individuals with relevant information that will help them make informed decisions relating to their own safety and the safety of others.
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