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Upcoming Events
Tuesday, March 11
  • Cat Cannon at 4:30pm STC 108
  • Alpha Eta Rho at 6pm Library Conference Room
  • Animal Welfare Club from 6pm - 8pm STC 108
  • SGA Senate Meeting at 8:30pm CCCR
  • ET Departmental Mtg at 12:30 pm TC 108
  • President's Roundtable at 11:30am CCCR
Wednesday, March 12
Thursday, March 13
  • Civic Luncheon Lecture Series from 12pm - 1pm CCCR
  • Otakats Meeting at 7:30pm CCCR
  • Bowling League at 9pm All-Star Lanes
  • Christian Challenge Life Group (Men & Women) from 8pm - 9:30pm Cafeteria
Friday, March 14
  • Last day of first 8-week course
Monday, March 17
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March 11, 2014
Campus Activities

K-State Salina Open House 2014             
K-State Salina is proudly opening its doors to share the Wildcat experience with the community. If you aren't already a part of the festivities, plan on attending Open House on Saturday, April 5 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. and don't forget to bring your family and friends! This is an excellent opportunity for those that don't know much about our campus to meet our dedicated students, reconnect with alumni, learn about our innovative programs and speak with the devoted faculty and staff.
Social Work Supply Drive                            To honor National Social Work month, the K-State Salina Social Work Wildcats are partnering with DVACK, Domestic Violence Association of Central Kansas, to raise awareness. Starting March 10 and going through March 21, we will be collecting hygiene supplies for the organization. A table and basket will be located in the Tech Center outside the library. The table will also have information about the social work field and DVACK.
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.

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
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.
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.
Cessna Leadership Scholarship

The Cessna Leadership Scholarship will be awarded to juniors and/or seniors that are full-time K-State Salina students majoring in one of the aviation options. Students selected will be in the top of their class academically with demonstrated leadership abilities and have exhibited the highest ethics and standards of the aviation industry. The award amounts will vary each semester based on the earnings for the endowed scholarship.



1.) Applicants must have completed 60 hours of coursework in one of the aviation major options.
2.) Applicants should provide a current resume highlighting outstanding achievements of exhibited leadership in the field of aviation as well as the college and community.
3.) Applicants must demonstrate an interest in receiving the scholarship by submitting a typewritten 250-word essay on how this scholarship will enhance their ability to enter an aviation career.
4.) Applicants must include an official transcript with application materials.


Interested students should apply by forwarding documentation of established criteria from above along with the 250-word essay to Dixie Schierlman, Associate Dean of Student Life and Director of Student Services, for consideration by the Cessna Leadership Scholarship Selection Committee (four appointed individuals and chaired by the College dean). The submission deadline is Thursday, March 27, 2014. 

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

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.

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.

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



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 


The City of Salina has the following employment opportunities available (CES Job #57489):

Animal Services Supervisor

Administrative Assistant II

Police Records Clerk

Custodian I (Part-Time)

Building Official

Deputy Finance Director


Engineering Technician I

Parks & Recreation Summer Employment

Firefighter/ Paramedic

Firefighter/ EMT

Police Officer


*Check CES Account for More Information

For Details Visit: http://www.salina-ks.gov/
To Apply: Visit: www.jobs.salina-ks.gov


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


Wingstop Restaurants Summer Internship Program

CES Job #57333 - Expires: 3/16/14

Wingstop Restaurants Inc. - Dallas, TX.

To apply, check your CES account for complete details




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


Instructor Positions (3/4 Time)

Kansas State University Upward Bound - Salina, KS

*Applications available at:

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

Multi-Media Journalist - CES Job #56173

Expires: 3/27/14

Schurz Communications - Sunflower Broadcasting-Wichita, KS

*To apply, check your CES account for complete details

ProducerCES Job #56081

Expires: When position is filled

Schurz Communications - Sunflower Broadcasting-Wichita, KS

*To apply, check your CES account for complete details

Peer Mentor/Summer Resident Hall Advisor

Kansas State University Upward Bound - Salina, KS

*Applications available at: http://www.salina.k-state.edu/upwardbound/


Aircraft Maintenance Analyst - CES Job #57547

CAMP Systems- Wichita, KS

*To apply, check your CES account for complete details


Engineering Technology

Entry Level Inspector/ Engineering Technician - CES Job #57010

Expires: 3/23/14

Lochner - Salina, KS

*To apply, check your CES account for complete details


Software Developer - CES Job # 57176

Expires: 3/28/14

The Bradbury Group - Moundridge, KS 67107

*To apply, check your CES account for complete details


Software Developer/Programmer

Grain Belt Supply Company Inc. - Salina, KS

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


UAS Avionics Technician - CES Job #56201

Expires: 04/14/2014

Near Space Corporation -  Tillamook, OR

*To apply, check your CES account for complete details


Web Application Developer- CES Job # 54808

Expires: 03/31/14

Great Plains Manufacturing Inc

*To apply, check your CES account for complete details


Family Studies and Human Service

Southwind District Extension Agent

Expires: 4/7/14

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

*To apply, see Marva for details (College Center 208) or check your 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
Student Governing Association Results


CONGRATULATIONS to the new and returning SGA members!! Below are the election results for the 2014-2015 academic year. Ties between the senators will be broken in an election process this week.

Ethan Delker
Vice President 
Zach Freeman 
Professional Pilot Senators (6 seats)
Tyler Thull
Alex Zinser
Scott Bell
Tie Between:
Cameron Calvert
Joel Garcia
Miguel Lopez
Tosh Taylor
Engineering Technology Senators (5 seats)
Logan Gideon
Samuel Moritz
Matthew Miller
Gus Pachta
John Baumfalk-Lee
Aviation Maintenance Senators (3 seats)
Danny Sanburn
Linfeng Jin
Tie between:
Adam Bellerive
Heather Hammel
Art, Science & Business Senators (6 seats)
Taya Smith
Ryan Wands
Tie Between:
Cami Dinkel
Jordan Perez
America Ramirez
Jana Weathersby
Sarah Stewart
Nicole Dodd
James Jones
Sam Anderson
Carlie Muchow
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!

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. 

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 Tim Bower
want to give my congratulations to Tim Bower for being awarded the L.P. Mullen grant from the Greater Salina Community Foundation along with a number of co-PIs from Salina Central High School. The funds provided by this grant will be used to support the first Robotics Team formed in 2009 to inspire young people to become science and technology leaders.
Congratulations to Kurt Barnhart
I want to high-five Kurt Barnhart for being named to the Kansas Aviation Advisory and Review Committee by Kansas Transportation Secretary Mike King. I also want to congratulate you on being asked to speak at the KU Dole Institute of Politics to educate the attendees on the varying uses of UAS and to further demonstrate our great UAS program at K-State Salina.
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