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Upcoming Events
Tuesday, March 4
  • Parking Committee Meeting at 12:30pm -1:30pm STC 168
  • Cat Cannon at 4:30pm STC 108
  • Alpha Eta Rho at 6pm Library Community Room
  • Animal Welfare Club at 6 - 8pm STC 108
  • SGA Senate Meeting 8:30pm CCCR 
  • SGA Elections
  • Advisor Training at 4pm - 5pm STC 120
Wednesday, March 5
Thursday, March 6
  • Otakats Meeting at 7:30pm CCCR
  • Bowling League at 9pm All-Star Lanes
Friday, March 7
  • Foundation Training at 9:30am - 11am CCCR
Monday, March 10
  • A, S, and B Meeting at 3:30pm - 5pm STC 106
  • Phi Delta Theta at 8:30pm SBE 101
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March 4, 2014
Campus Activities
Learn About Kansas' Digital Media Industry
An industry that normally shines in New York or L.A. is now garnering attention in the state of Kansas. Come be a part of the Civic Luncheon Lecture series and learn about digital media opportunities in Kansas. Jason Opat, CEO of Integrated Media Group, will be presenting "3D Animation, Gaming and Digital Filmmaking: A Growing Creative Arts Industry in Kansas" on Thursday, March 13 in the College Center conference room from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. Bring your lunch or grab lunch at the K-State Salina Cafe.

Nominations for Awards Banquet

Congratulations! You have just been given the opportunity to recognize students, advisors, professors, and/or staff members for the outstanding work they have done for YOU this year. Descriptions of each of the awards and nominations forms are below. It's easy to nominate - simply write a few sentences or a few pages about the nominee.

 

Nomination forms are available at the Recreation Center and Student Services Office, by logging on to K-State Salina (www.salina.k-state.edu) and the Student Governing Association website (http://salina.k- state.edu/sga/forms.html), or by checking your email. Please limit your nomination to approximately 500 words or less. Send your nomination by email to amyeb@k-state.edu, or deliver it to the Student Life Center Room 102 by 4:00 p.m. on Friday, March 14.

 

The awards will be presented during the awards ceremony on Thursday, April 24 at 6:00 p.m. All nominees and nominators will be invited to attend the dinner free of charge. Questions? Please contact

Amy Sellers at 785-826-2971 or amyeb@k-state.edu. 

 

 

Form here.
K-State Salina Casino Night

 

It's time to once again double down on the fun! This year's Casino Night will be held Wednesday, March 12 from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. in the College Center Conference Room. There will be FREE food and prizes!!
And the event is free for all K-State Salina students. 


*Sponsored by Programming Board

Student Opportunities
Five $5,000 Scholarships Available for Professional Pilot Students

Are you interested in receiving help with your tuition? Are you a part of the K-State Salina professional pilot program? Now is your chance to apply for a $5,000 scholarship!

 

There are two scholarship opportunities available for professional pilot students: the Connor Burton Scholarship and the Mildred and Rolland Middlekauff Scholarship. The criteria for applying is listed below.


Mildred and Rolland Middlekauff Scholarship

1.) Must be a Kansas resident enrolled in the professional pilot program.
2.) Two $5,000 scholarships will be awarded.
  
Connor Burton Scholarship
1.) Must be a professional pilot student who will be a junior during the 
2014-2015 academic year (with an expected graduation date of May 2016).
2.) Three $5,000 scholarships will be awarded.
 
Interested students should apply by submitting the following documents:
  
1.) Copy of college transcript (or high school transcript if student is high school senior applying for the Middlekauff scholarship)
2.) Current resume highlighting outstanding achievements of exhibited leadership, particularly in the aviation field.
3.) Typewritten 1-2 page essay, detailing why the scholarship would be beneficial and what you hope to contribute to K-State Salina's professional pilot program.
 
* Only one copy of the forms is needed, even if applying for both scholarships. 
*These documents must be turned in to Cindy Newell, Financial Aid Coordinator, no later than March 28, 2014.
Student Governing Association Election

 

Make sure your voice is heard! Vote March 4 and 5 for both K-State Salina and Manhattan candidates in the SGA elections.

 

For more information click here.

Scholarship Opportunities
More information on all these scholarships can be found on the Facebook page here.

Aviation:
1. Captain Jason Dahl Scholarship - Full-time students in aviation. Deadline: April 1, 2014.

2. Richard L. Taylor Flight Training Scholarship - $1500 scholarship to a student with a 3.0 GPA. Applicant must have private pilot license. Deadline: March 28, 2014.

3. The National Gay Pilot Association is offering a scholarship to a professional pilot student who has already earned their private pilot. Deadline: March 31, 2014.

4. Aviation Distributors and Manufacturers Association is offering a scholarship to 3rd and 4th year pilot or airport management students. Must have 3.0 GPA. Deadline is March 28, 2014.

5. Wichita Aero Club - Offering a scholarship to a student majoring in aviation. Deadline: March 15, 2014.

Engineering:
1. Patti Johnson Wilson Foundation - Engineering students with a 3.5 or better GPA can apply. Scholarships range from $3,000-$4,000. Deadline: March 17, 2014.

Veterans:
1. Veteran Student Scholarship for summer - A $500 scholarship for a veteran who will be attending in the summer. Deadline: March 15, 2014.
Career Services

Employment and Internship Opportunities

Employer Links

These employers have new job opportunities available at this time. For details, visit the websites.

 

CES Jobs

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. 

Employer Links - All Majors: Associates/Bachelor's/Internships/Part-time/Full-time

Express Jet Airlines: http://www.expressjet.com/careers/

 

Flight Safety International: www.flightsafety.com  > Careers > Employment@FlightSafety International

Internship

 

K-State Research and Extension:

http://www.ksre.ksu.edu/jobsInternship/ Full-Time/ Part-Time

 

Ka-Comm., Inc.: http://ka-comminc.com/index.php/employment/

 

Schurz Communications Inc.: http://www.schurz.com/careers/career-opportunities/

Production Tech (Sunflower Broadcasting)

 

Liventus: www.liventus.com/careers/careerslink.aspx

IT Student 

Internships

All Majors

Case Management/Match Support Specialist Intern (summer and/or fall)

Big Brothers Big Sisters - Salina KS

*To apply and for more information see Marva for details (College Center 208)

 

Sales Department Part Time Intern

Grain Belt Supply Company Inc. - Salina, KS

*To apply, see Marva for details (College Center 208)

 

Special Events Public Relations and Recruitment, Fundraising Intern (summer and/or fall)

Big Brothers Big Sisters - Salina KS

*To apply and for more information see Marva for details (College Center 208

 

 

Aviation

Pilot Internship Program (fall 2014)

Beechcraft Corporation - Wichita, KS

*Apply via CareerBuilder.com (search Beechcraft or Demonstration Pilot - position number 50209844)

 

Operations Division (summer 2014)

National Business Aviation Association - Washington, DC

*To apply, see Marva for details (College Center 208)

 

Sales Demonstration and Production Pilot Internship

Beechcraft Corporation - Wichita, KS

* Apply via CareerBuilder.com (search Beechcraft or Demonstration Pilot - position number 50209844)

 

 

Engineering Technology

Engineering Department Part Time Intern 

Grain Belt Supply Company Inc. - Salina, KS

*To apply, see Marva for details (College Center 208)

Part-time Employment

All Majors

Bank Teller -CES Job #:   Expires 03/13/14

Bank VI - Salina, KS

*Apply: Email resume to Beth Webster at bethw@banksix.com

 

Summer Camp Staff (Multiple Positions Available)

Wisconsin Badger Camp - Platteville, WI

*Visit: http://www.badgercamp.org/employment.php or Email: wiscbadgercamp@centurytel.net  or Visit Marva (College Center 208) for more information

Full-time Employment

All Majors

Accountant - CES Job #:  -  Expires: When position is filled

Ottawa County Health Center -  Minneapolis, KS 67467

*Apply: Email resume to information@ochc.net  or for mailing address see the CES office

 

District Executive -

CES Job #54121 - Expires: N/A

The Boy Scouts of America - Salina, Kansas State University Salina

*Apply: Send Cover letter and Resume to Ross Munt (ross.munt@scouting.org) or Coronado Area Council, PO Box 912, Salina Ks 67402

 

Multi-Media Journalist - CES Job # - Expires: When position is filled

Schurz Communications - Sunflower Broadcasting-Wichita, KS

*To apply click  here  > Search Requisition Number SUN1762

 

ProducerCES Job # - Expires: When position is filled

Schurz Communications - Sunflower Broadcasting-Wichita, KS

*To apply click here. > Search Requisition Number SUN1706

 

Engineering Technology

Entry Level Inspector/ Engineering Technician - CES Job #57010 - Expires 3/23/14

Lochner - Salina, KS

*Apply: Check you CES account for complete details

 

Software Developer - CES Job# 57176 - Expires: 3/28/14

The Bradbury Group - Moundridge, KS 67107

*Apply: Check you CES account for complete details

 

Software Developer/Programmer

Grain Belt Supply Company Inc. - Salina, KS

*Apply: See Marva for details (College Center 208)

 

UAS Avionics Technician - CES Job #56201 - Expires: 04/14/2014

Near Space Corporation -  Tillamook, OR

*Apply: Check you CES account for complete details

 

Web Application Developer- CES Job # 54808 - Expires: 03/31/14

Great Plains Manufacturing Inc

*Apply: Check you CES account for complete details

 

Family Studies and Human Service

Southwind District Extension Agent - CES Job #: TBA  - Available: 2/28/14 through 4/7/14

K-State Research and Extension - Fort Scott, Erie, and Iola KS

*Apply: See Marva for details (College Center 208)  or Check you CES account for complete details

ICYMI: In Case You Missed It
K-State Salina a Part of the Largest Private Donation in the University's History

The Jack Vanier family has made a gift of $60 million to Kansas State University - the largest private donation in the history of the school. The gift provides $40 million to benefit students, faculty, programs and facilities on both the Manhattan and Salina campuses, and $20 million for Phase III of the Bill Snyder Family Stadium master plan.  

 

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K-State Salina Facebook Page Gets a New Look

If you haven't "LIKED" the K-State Salina Facebook page yet, you need to! This is the best way to keep connected with what's happening on campus.

There have been a few exciting changes recently to the university's social media sites to maximize the way followers are getting news and information. There is no longer a K-State Salina Alumni page; instead, no matter who you are (faculty, staff, alumni, students and community) you can get updated all in one place. Plus, a new banner of photos has been added so everyone can see the great learning and working environment on campus.

To visit our Facebook page, log on to https://www.facebook.com/kstatesalina. Also visit us on Twitter: @kstatesalina
Campus Speed Limits Strictly Enforced


Campus Announcements
Upward Bound Program Welcomes Newest Staff Member

The Upward Bound Program is excited to announce that Dawn Smith is the new senior administrative assistant.  She joined the Upward Bound Program in mid-February.  

 

Dawn has extensive experience in grant administration, database management and business administration support. In her spare time, Dawn enjoys spending time with her family, cooking and serving the Salina community as a volunteer to various organizations. Dawn participates in the YMCA Strong Kids fundraising campaign each year which helps with scholarships to Camp Wood and yearly memberships. The children of the Salina community greatly benefit from the campaign. 

 

Dawn is currently in her second three-year term as a Salina Arts and Humanities Commissioner and was recently appointed as out-going "Past President" of the Board. She has been volunteering with the Smoky Hill River Festival for several years and she is currently on the Food Jury Committee that meets several times throughout the year to plan and prepare for the annual festival each June. 

 

Please welcome Dawn to K-State Salina!

K-State Alerts Test

At about 1:30 p.m. March 4, Kansas State University will conduct an official test of K-State Alerts, the university's emergency notification system.

 

Emergency notification channels to be tested include: text messaging, automated phone calls, email to all K-State accounts, the university's home page, and the alert beacons in various buildings on the Manhattan, Olathe and Salina campuses. The tornado sirens with voice communications and public address system in the carillon atop Anderson Hall will also be tested.

 

K-State Alerts is used when a dangerous condition exists on any of K-State's campuses. The system is tested twice a year to ensure that it will work during an actual emergency.

 

During the test, text messages, automated phone calls and emails will be sent out. In addition, the wall-mounted alert beacons will emit a loud siren, flash strobe lights and provide digital scrolling text for two full minutes. They can't be turned off during the test.

 

To sign up to receive emergency notifications by text message or an automated phone call, students, faculty and staff with active K-State eIDs must enroll in K-State Alerts through the eProfile system. Eligible K-Staters can add contact information of parents, children and spouses when they sign up.

 

Those who already subscribe to text message and automated phone calls won't need to re-register, but officials recommend checking the Web site to make sure K-State has current phone numbers and email addresses.

 

Individuals who sign up for the service and don't receive the test alert or any other alerts should contact K-State's IT Help Desk at 800-865-6143 or 785-532-7772. 

Ergonomic Assessment

Are you sitting at your desk and something doesn't feel quite right? Well, you're in luck! On Tuesday, March 11 and Wednesday, March 12, K-State Salina will host Lisa Hoffman, safety consultant of industrial safety and health in the Department of Labor, on campus to perform "free" ergonomic checks. Tuesday, March 11 is completely booked, but to hold your place on Wednesday, March 12 please sign-up now.

If you are interested in an ergonomic check of your office area, please e-mail Marlene Walker with:
* Your Name
* Building and Room No.
* Times you are available on Wednesday, March 12
* Please have "ERGONOMIC CHECK" in your subject line

Please respond to walkerm@ksu.edu by 5:00 PM March 7 so the date and times can be finalized. 

Want to win an iPad Mini? 

The library needs your opinion about its services and spaces to better serve you! Please take the time to complete a short survey, which should take about 15 minutes of your time and can be found on the library's homepage here.

The survey is open from Feb. 17 to March 14. Please make sure you complete the survey before the deadline to be eligible for the drawing. 

Planning for the K-State library's future, it is important that we understand the perceptions and expectations of our campus community so that we may provide the services and resources that K-Staters need to be successful. We greatly appreciate your help and thank you for your participation. 

Nominations for the Marchbanks Memorial Award Due March 10th

The Marchbanks Memorial Award for Teaching Excellence is awarded every year to a K-State Salina faculty member who promotes excellence in education with a focus on the development of students' talents and abilities.  An excellent teacher should enhance each student's academic and personal development through involvement of students in active learning practices with innovative instructional methods, activities and assessment. Selection criteria include organization, content, relevance, academic rigor, knowledge, ability, enthusiasm, intellectual stimulation, creativity, innovation, fairness, flexibility, and other traits that make an outstanding teacher. 

 
This letter is the first step in the nomination process, soliciting faculty, students and alumni to submit letters of nomination for regularly appointed full-time faculty members who exemplify the traits described above teaching in one of the programs offered at K-State Salina. The deadline to receive letters of recommendation in the Dean's office is Monday, March 10, 2014. Once nomination letters have been received, nominees will be notified and asked to submit a Teaching Vitae, a Philosophy of Teaching statement and various required letters of support.
 
The Marchbanks Award Selection Committee will review the nominees' materials, forward their recommendation to Dean Fitzsimmons and the award recipient will be announced in the spring.
HIGH-FIVE
A high-five is one of the most recognizable ways two people can share excitement or celebrate a job well done. K-State Salina'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 Kathy Sanders
Congratulations Kathy on your new responsibilities as our Academic and Registrar Coordinator. I appreciate your service to this university and truly believe you'll enhance the academic experience for our students.
Thank You to David Hardman
Thank you David for spending all of last week traveling on behalf of K-State Salina. I know your hard work recruiting in the Kansas City area will pay off!
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