Wildcat Weekly
Sept. 4, 2018
News and research
Donate to Cats' Corner and staff member will match dollar-for-dollar
Cats' Corner, a place on campus where students can access free non-perishable food, hygiene items and professional clothing for interviews and presentations, has received more than 50 visits since the start of the fall semester. This number demonstrates the need for a facility like Cats' Corner at K-State Polytechnic and now a staff member has come forward to match cash contributions to the space dollar-for-dollar, up to $500. Cash donations ensure the most needed and popular products get purchased. Give your donations to Julie Rowe, student activities and career services coordinator, by Sept. 14 in order for them to be counted for the matching process.
S taff member's team product from invention competition to be featured on crowdfunding site
Dustin Keiswetter, an engineering technician in the mechanical engineering technology lab, will see the product he and two others invented hit a crowdfunding website Wednesday. Keiswetter, along with K-State Polytechnic alumnus Shaun Kibbe, and former K-State Polytechnic instructor Neil Ward, were part of the first season of a national invention competition called Make48 where their creation, the Whizz Bang, was selected as one of the winning ideas. Designed as an interactive potty training device, the Whizz Bang prototype has now been perfected and will be featured on crowdfunding site Indiegogo starting Sept. 5 to help with production.
Campus life
Students, faculty and staff members at K-State Polytechnic are invited to create a unique T-shirt design that is either general to the campus or specific to a degree option as part of a new contest sponsored by the office of enrollment management and marketing. Submissions will be accepted through Oct. 19 and the top three selections will receive a cash prize of $2,000 for first place; $1,000 for second place; and $500 for third place. The winning designs also will be sold in the campus book store. For more information and a complete list of contest rules, click here .
Events
American Association of Airport Executives Student Chapter Meeting
Tuesday, Sept. 4 at 11:45 a.m., Technology Center 166
Fantasy Football Draft
Wednesday, Sept. 5 at 6:30 p.m., CCCR
Donut Let Love Hurt
Thursday, Sept. 6 from 8:30 to 10 a.m., Technology Center Lobby
Enjoy free donuts while learning about appropriate relationships and interactions with others. Event presented by the Domestic Violence Association of Central Kansas, or DVACK.
UAS Club Meeting
Thursday, Sept. 6 at 6:30 p.m., UAS Lab
Remotely Controlled Vehicles Club
Friday, Sept. 7 from 4 to 7 p.m., Location TBD
Polytechnic Golf Tournament
Saturday, Sept. 8 at 6:30 p.m., Salina Municipal Golf Course
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.
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