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  • SGA Ice Cream Social- 8pm CCCR
Wednesday, Jan. 22
Thursday, Jan. 23
  • Nitro Bowling- 9:30pm All Star Lanes
Friday, Jan. 24
  • Welcome Back Lunch- 11am- 1pm Cafeteria
Monday, Jan. 27
  • Last Day to Enroll in Class without Instructors Permission
  • Kappa Free Donuts- 8-10am STC Lobby
  • Diversity Tea- 2:30- 4pm CCCR
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January 22, 2014
Campus Activities


Wildcat Welcome Week

Wildcat Welcome Week is January 21- 27 with exciting activities everyday to help students transition back into the semester!


January 21- SGA Ice Cream Social - 8pm CCCR

January 22- "Legend of Hercules" Free Movie - Time TBA

January 23- Nitro Bowling - 9:30pm All Star Lanes

January 24- Welcome Back Free Lunch - 11am to 1pm Cafeteria 

January 27- Diversity Tea - 2:30 to 4pm CCCR

K-State Proud

K-State Proud will be on the Salina campus on Jan. 24 from 11a.m. to 1p.m. in the College Center. K-State Proud shirts will be a available for a $20 donation. All contributions go to the Student Opportunity Awards.

Civic Luncheon Lecture

Year two of K-State Salina's popular Civic Luncheon Lecture series will start on Feb. 13 at 12:00 p.m. in the College Conference Center and will focus on the affects of the unrest in Syria.

Dr. Ranin Kazemi will speak on the topic "What the Syrian conflict can teach us about the Middle East." Dr. Kazemi is a historian of the contemporary Middle East, modern North Africa and Iran. His specialty is in analyzing social processes and undercurrents that lead to the making of economic structures, political formations, and cultural and ideological practices in Muslim societies. He has carried out research in Iranian, Turkish, British and American archives.

The Civic Luncheon series is funded by the Office of the Provost and the general public is invited. Lunch is served at the K-State College Cafe prior to the noon event, or the general public can take lunch trays into the conference room during the presentation which will end at 1:00 p.m. For more information, contact Greg Stephens at (785) 819-6887.

Student Opportunities
Federal Financial Aid (FAFSA) Priority Deadline is March 1
Time to complete the 2014-2015 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The priority deadline is March 1, 2014. The application can be found at www.fafsa.ed.gov.
Scholarship Opportunities
K-State Scholarships for 2014-2015 
Now is the time to apply for K-State scholarships for the 2014-2015 academic year. It only takes about 15 minutes to complete. Deadline is FEBRUARY 1. To apply click here.

Female engineering scholarship
The Society of Women Engineers is offering a number of scholarships. Deadline is FEBRUARY 17. To apply click here.

Children of active-duty military or retired veterans
Are you a child of an active duty or retired veteran? There are a number of scholarships available. The Scholarships for Military Children is offering a $2,000 grant. DEADLINE is February 28. To apply click here. 
Career Services

Employment and Internship Opportunities

Job and internship details can be found by logging into your CES account at www.k-state.edu/ces/students/login.htm and searching for the corresponding CES job number listed.  For more information about CES, please email Marva Morgan at mjmorgan@ksu.edu or call (785) 826-2659.


All Majors

Summer Intern - CES Job #54521 - Expires: 02/03/2014

K-State Research & Extension - Manhattan, KS

*Apply: Check your CES account for complete details



Pilot Internship Program - CES Job #50608 - Expires: 07/15/2014

Express Jet Airlines - Atlanta, GA, Houston, TX or any Crew Base Location

*Apply: Check your CES account for complete details

Part-time Employment

All Majors

Peer Tutor - CES Job #48292 - Expires: 04/04/2014

Kansas State University Salina - Salina, KS

**Apply: Check your CES account for complete details


Engineering Technology

Electronic Media Coordinator - CES Job #51462 - Expires: 07/15/2014

Ka-Comm Inc. - Atlanta, GA, Houston, TX or any Crew Base Location

*Apply: Check your CES account for complete details


Student Web Developer - Collegian Media Group - CES Job #53718 - Expires: 02/03/2014

Kansas State University - Manhattan, KS

* Apply: Check your CES account for complete details

Full-time Employment

Aviation Full-Time

A & P - CES Job#: See Marva for details (College Center 208)            Expires: When position is filled

Hays Aircraft - Hays, KS

*Apply: Email resume to christopher@haysaircraft.com 

Social Work

Human Service Counselor - Expires: When position is filled

The Kansas Department for Children and Families - McPherson, KS

*More Information click here.

ICYMI: In Case You Missed It
New 'Likes' on Facebook
GoldieBlox, a toy company targeting the next generation of female engineers, recently heard about the TWIST conference held at K-State Salina and re-posted the story on their Facebook page.

TWIST stands for Teen Women in Science and Technology, and a few weeks ago close to 400 young women were on campus for the event.  GoldieBlox loved the idea of educating and inspiring high school students in the fields of science, technology and engineering as a career.

The re-post from GoldieBlox on Facebook is a great way for people all over the world to know more about K-State Salina and its programs. GoldieBlox has close to 150,000 'likes' on their page.

K-State Salina Makes Headlines 

K-State Salina hosted this year's Kansas Science Olympiad regional competition for junior high and high school students on Jan. 15. The Salina Journal stopped by and took some great pictures of the contestants and wrote an article about the event in the paper.


To read more click here.

Campus Announcements

Wildcat Fans Can Be K-State Proud

K-State Proud, a student-led fundraising campaign established in 2007, is coming to K-State Salina on Friday, Jan. 24. Students, faculty, staff and members of the community are encouraged to stop by the information table in the College Center from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. to make a $20 donation and receive this year's K-State Proud T-shirt.


To read more click here.

Letter From Student Body President Tyler Lewis


Greetings fellow Wildcats!


I am thrilled to welcome you back to K-State Salina for yet another wonderful semester as we engage in the opportunities of the New Year. I am hopeful that the spring of 2014 will yield unto each of us exciting opportunities in our academic pursuits as well as our growth as professionals and individuals. 

To read more click here
Renew your Library Materials Online
Students, faculty and staff can now renew their library items online! No need to make a special trip through the wind/rain/sleet/snow! Just click on "My Account" in the library catalog to be shown a list of items you have checked out, to save your catalog search results or to renew any items you may want to keep longer (renewal not available for items with a hold). Questions?
Email libhelp@sal.ksu.edu or stop by the library!
Bookstore Couldn't Buy Your Books Back?
The library will be hosting a book drive between now and the end of February to collect both new and used books through Better World Books. If the bookstore doesn't want it, you can't sell it back on Amazon or even if it's is out of date or highlighted, please consider donating the book to this wonderful cause. Just place the books in the green and orange bins located around campus or bring your books to the library. All of the book donations will go towards helping the National Center for Family Literacy, a nation-wide program designed to help disadvantaged children and parents become better readers. 
For more information, email Heidi at hblackbu@ksu.edu.
Did Santa Forget Some Books and DVDs?
Did Santa forget to put a new book or DVD in your stocking? There is still time to let the library know what you'd like for your curriculum, Course Reserves or personal research interests for the spring semester!  

Are you teaching a new course? Whether it's new to you or new to the campus, we want to provide excellent resources for all classes. Drop us a line if we're missing something from our stacks that your students will need to be successful. If you know what you need for the spring semester, let us know ASAP so we can order it and have it ready in time for the first day of classes.   
Are you working on new research? Whether it's a literature review you're halfway through, or new research you're just beginning, the library would be happy to find materials for your professional and scholarly research interests. 

So gather your Amazon print-outs, your catalogs covered in Post-its or your highlighted flyers and get your wish list to me so I can get your books and DVDs ordered and processed as soon as possible. You may send them via campus mail, in a digital list via email or stop by the library and drop them off in person. If you come across materials that you would like purchased in support of your curriculum, please stop by the library or email hblackbu@ksu.edu anytime through out the semester. 

See you in the library!
Participants Needed for Study about Custody Arrangement Decisions Following Divorce or Separation
Jaimee Hartenstein, a doctoral candidate in the College of Human Ecology, is seeking participants for her dissertation research. The title of the research project is "Determination of Custody Arrangements among Divorced or Separated Parents."  
The purpose of this study is to develop an understanding of how custody arrangements are determined for children among divorced or separated parents and the involvement of adolescents in the custody decision making process.  
Parents and their adolescents (12- and 17-years old) who have experienced a divorce or separation and have a shared custody arrangement are being sought to share their experiences. Parents and adolescents will take part in a confidential interview via face-to-face, phone, or Skype about the custody arrangement decision making process and each participant will receive $10 for participating.  
Please contact Jaimee Hartenstein at 785-564-1388 or jkeister@ksu.edu if you would like to participate. Additionally, you can contact Dr. Mindy Markham, Assistant Professor and Hartenstein's co-major professor, for further information at 785-826-2929 or mmarkham@ksu.edu. 
Retirement Web Site
If you have questions regarding your retirement plan, whether you are a unclassified faculty/staff employee or a classified employee (soon to be University Support Staff in FY 15), please visit http://www.k-state.edu/hr/benefits/retire1.html 

This web site details information on each specific retirement plan including deferred compensation/457, educational savings plan/529, and voluntary retirement plans/403b. Also, this web site includes information on the Limited Health Care Bridge. 

The purpose of the Limited Retirement Health Care Bridge Program is to assist unclassified employees who desire to retire before they become eligible to qualify for Medicare by contributing to the cost of the employee's health care coverage. This program is available to faculty and unclassified professionals who are at least age 55 who have completed at least 10 years of full-time service and eligible for retirement.

If you have questions or need additional information, please contact Marlene Walker at 6-2611.
(Noun) A collective clap, related to a round of applause. Awarded by K-State Salina's CEO and Dean Verna Fitzsimmons to faculty, staff, and students for a job well done.

Congratulations to Don Von Bergen and the Science Olympiad Volunteers
Congratulations to Don Von Bergen and his legion of volunteers in hosting another successful Science Olympiad.  Our campus was host to 11 junior high schools and 12 high schools from around the area. Well done!
Congratulations to Everyone Who Helped with the Grant Writing Workshop
Congratulations for a successful Grant Writing workshop.  Thank you to all of the faculty and staff that attended, and for your interest in writing grants.  You are all off to a great start!  Thank you to Mark Jackson for inviting Jim Guikema, Paul Lowe, Joel Anderson and Caran Berges. 
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