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Upcoming Events
Tuesday, March 25
  • Cat Cannon at 4:30pm STC 108
  • Alpha Eta Rho at 6pm Library Conference Room
  • BARK club from 6pm - 8pm STC 168
  • SGA Senate Meeting at 8:30pm CCCR
  • Parking Committee Meeting 12:30pm - 1:30pm TC 168
  • Advisor Training 4pm - 5pm STC 120
Wednesday, March 26
Thursday, March 27
  • Otakats Meeting at 7:30pm CCCR
  • Bowling League at 9pm All-Star Lanes
  • Christian Challenge Life Group (Men & Women) from 8pm - 9:30pm Cafeteria
  • Blood Drive 7:30am - 4:30pm SCL 107
  • Christian Challenge Life Group (Men & Women) from 8 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. Cafeteria
Friday, March 28
  • K-State Gamers' Board LAN Party from 6 p.m. - 2 a.m. CCCR
Monday, March 31
  • Phi Delta Theta at 8:30 pm SBE 101
  • Last Day to Drop Full Semester Course
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March 25, 2014
Campus Activities
       Free Student Movie Night
Three of the most talked about films of the season are a part of K-State Salina's Movie Night! Students, plan on coming to Cinema 10 at the Central Mall on Wednesday, March 26 where you'll get to pick which free movie you'd like to see. Divergent starts at 7 p.m., Non-Stop begins at 7:05 p.m. and 300: Rise of an Empire is at 7:30 p.m. Enjoy!
        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.
Student Opportunities
EAA Airventure Oshkosh Applications 

Make memories this summer by joining the K-State Salina team promoting our university in Oshkosh, WI at the EAA Airventure! Students need to fill out an application form in order to be chosen. Log on to this website to learn more: http://www.salina.k-state.edu/oshkosh/.


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.
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:


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 


All Majors

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

Big Brothers Big Sisters - Salina KS

*To apply: visit College Center 208


Sales Department Part Time Intern

Grain Belt Supply Company Inc. - Salina, KS

*To apply: visit College Center 208 


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

Big Brothers Big Sisters - Salina KS

*To apply: visit College Center 208 




Avionics Technician (Summer 2014)

Expires: 4/1/2014

Trego Dugan Aviation - North Platte, Nebraska

*To apply: visit College Center 208


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: visit 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: visit College Center 208 

Part-time Employment

Temporary Part-time Office Assistance
OCCK - Salina, KS.
*Apply online at: www.occk.com 

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

ProducerCES Job #56081

Expires: When position is filled

Schurz Communications - Sunflower Broadcasting-Wichita, KS

*To apply: check your CES account

Sports Reporter - CES Job #57564
Expires: 4/9/14
Schurz Communications - Sunflower Broadcasting-Wichita, KS
*To apply: check your CES account

Peer Mentor/Summer Resident Hall Advisor

Kansas State University Upward Bound - Salina, KS

*Apply online: http://www.salina.k-state.edu/upwardbound/


Aircraft Maintenance Analyst - CES Job #57547

CAMP Systems- Wichita, KS

*To apply: check your CES account



Engineering Technology

Field Engineering Leadership Development Program - CES Job #56144

Lutron Electronics Company Inc. - Cooperstone, PA

*To apply: check your CES account


Software Developer - CES Job # 57176

Expires: 3/28/14

The Bradbury Group - Moundridge, KS 67107

*To apply: check your CES account


Software Developer/Programmer

Grain Belt Supply Company Inc. - Salina, KS

*To apply: visit College Center 208


UAS Avionics Technician - CES Job #56201

Expires: 04/14/2014

Near Space Corporation -  Tillamook, OR

*To apply: check your CES account


Web Application Developer- CES Job # 54808

Expires: 03/31/14

Great Plains Manufacturing Inc

*To apply: check your CES account



Family Studies and Human Service

Social Work Specialist

Department for Children and Families - Riley County/Manhattan, KS

*Apply online: http://admin.ks.gov/services/state-employment-center/job/job-postins 

ICYMI: In Case You Missed It
Residence Hall is officially Schilling Hall
After approval from the Kansas Board of Regents on March 12, the building simply known as Residence Hall for the last 20 years on campus will now be called Schilling Hall.

The change comes after several students expressed their confusion over the literally named Residence Hall, saying an actual name would make it easier to distinguish between it and the other residence hall, Harbin Hall. The Student Governing Association then solicited name suggestions from the student body, and the K-State Salina Student Senate voted on the final decision. Schilling Hall was chosen as a nod to the past when the campus was first Schilling Air Force Base and later Schilling Institute.


Once Dean Fitzsimmons approved the residence hall name change, it was submitted to the Kansas Board of Regents to become official.

The K-State Salina Residence Hall Association will be offering a walk-through to the community of one of the upgraded rooms in Harbin Hall on March 26 from 11:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. The Residence Hall Association is asking for feedback on the current upgrade as they move forward with renovations to other rooms.

Changes to residence life publications and housing contracts with the new Schilling Hall name will begin immediately and the sign in front of the hall is expected to change sometime in May. A ribbon-cutting ceremony is also planned, but no date has been set yet.

Barnhart speaks at KU Dole Institute

Kurt Barnhart, the executive director of the Applied Aviation Research Center and the aviation department head, was asked to be a featured speaker by the University of Kansas Dole Institute of Politics during their inaugural Innovations Series. On March 11, Barnhart joined KU assistant professor of aerospace engineering, Shawn Keshmiri, and Bill Donovan of Pulse Aerospace on a panel discussing non-military operations for UAS during a program entitled, "Branching Out: Exploring New Uses for Drones." 

Casino Night Pics
Thank you to all our high-rolling students who came out to Casino Night and made it a success once again! Also, a shout out to all of those who volunteered as dealers and to anyone who had a hand in making the night run smoothly.
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!

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.

Thank You Student Governing Association
The Student Governing Association has been hard at work making things happen on K-State Salina's campus and I want to recognize all of your efforts. Thank you for installing the new water bottle refilling stations around campus. In a world where so many people and organizations are trying to go green, I applaud you for creating a way that our university can contribute to helping the environment.
I also want to congratulate you on the finalization of the Residence Hall name change. You listened to the students' needs and concerns, and spearheaded this project from the beginning. Great job!
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