April 21, 2015
 Upcoming Events:
Tuesday, April 21

* Student Governing Association meeting at 8:30 p.m. | CCCR

Wednesday, April 22

* Grocery Bingo from 6 - 10 p.m. | CCCR
 
Thursday, April 23

* Awards Banquet from 6 - 10 p.m. | CCCR

Friday, April 24

* Donut Friday in the morning | Student Support Services Office, Welcome Center
* Otakats All-Nighter at 7:30 p.m. | CCCR

Monday, April 27

* Last Lecture from 3 - 4 p.m. | CCCR


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Writing Center tips as semester comes to a close

As the end of the semester nears, the campus writing center is expecting to become busier. The following announcements will help faculty and staff utilize the writing center without any issues:


 

Students: Please sign up for appointments as much ahead of time as possible so your tutoring appointment is reserved: http://ksu.mywconline.com/. Also, please bring assignment guidelines and assessment rubrics to your appointment.


 

Faculty: Please encourage students to sign up online at as soon as possible; our schedule fills up quickly at the end of the semester. If your classes have writing assignments coming up, please send the writing center copies of guidelines and rubrics to keep on record in the files.


 

The Writing Center website has added new links under "Other Resources" that may be useful:

If you have any questions, please contact Professor Kaleen Knopp at kknopp@ksu.edu. 
K-State Salina campus now on Instagram
Point. Snap. Upload. K-State Salina has just added another way to connect with savvy social media users. The campus has created an Instagram account that will capture university happenings in picture and video.

K-State Salina is also looking for fellow Instagram users to be the campus's eyes by uploading their favorite shots that represent the university by using the hashtag: #SnapSalina.

K-State Salina's username is kstatesalina, so please start following the campus! K-State Salina is also on Twitter and Facebook.

Twitter: @kstatesalina
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/kstatesalina
Macaroni and cheese drive for Project Salina
In an effort to give back to the community, K-State Salina is participating in the Project Salina food drive. The food drive is celebrating its 25th year of service to the community, and has challenged the campus with a goal of collecting 5,960 boxes of Mac & Cheese. 

Donation boxes are set up in each building on campus where faculty, staff and students can place their contributions. If you would rather donate money to the cause, the library is accepting donations to fund the drive. A $5 gift is equivalent to 10 boxes of Mac & Cheese. 

Project Salina is an organization that collects food to support the Center for Domestic Violence, Ashby House, Salvation Army and the Gospel Mission. They are proud to say they run on almost all volunteer help from members of the community who like to give back and help others. 

If you have any questions, please contact Professor Les Kinsler at kinsmo@ksu.edu. 
Now accepting applications for Oshkosh 2015 delegation
It is that time of year again!  K-State Salina is now accepting applications for students interested in going to the EAA AirVenture 2015 in Oshkosh, Wisconsin from July 19-2. Applications are due by 5:00 PM Friday, April 24. The best qualified applicants will be contacted for an interview the following week.  Please contact Nate Holt, admissions rep, at nateholt@ksu.edu if you have any further questions.  

Applications can be emailed to nateholt@ksu.edu or turned into the Welcome Center office 112. 
Campus workshop on saving for retirement
Human capital services in conjunction with TIAA-CREF financial services will offer the financial workshop "The Starting Line - Why and How Retirement Saving Should Begin Now" for the K-State Salina campus.

All employees and their financial partners are welcome to attend. The workshop will be held Wednesday, May 13 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. in the K-State Salina Welcome Center classroom. Attendees will build practical budgeting and debt management skills to start saving for retirement.

Please feel free to bring your lunch as this workshop is during the lunch hour. 
There is no time like the present to save for the future. Sometimes it's hard to think about retirement when you're early in your career, but it is never too early to start planning. 

TIAA-CREF's workshop leaders will help you get ahead of your retirement saving with some tools and advice you can use right now:
* Learn the real effect of time on money thanks to compounding and dollar-cost averaging
* Discover the differences between good and bad debt
* Learn the benefits of starting to contribute to your employer-sponsored retirement plan now
* See how budgeting can find money - and help you save it

If you have any questions, please contact Marlene Walker, fiscal services/HR, at walkerm@ksu.edu. 
Tips on protecting yourself against sexual assaults

K-State Salina police sergeant Rick Honeycutt would like to offer some tips that students can use to help protect themselves against sexual assaults on and off campus.

 

  • If you're going out on a first or blind date, go out in a public place and go out with a group.
  • Make sure your cell phone is charged and you have money for a taxi.
  • Be aware that alcohol can impair your judgement.
  • Know your sexual limits and that you have the right to say, "No."
  • Listen to your gut feelings - if it seems suspicious or you sense danger, leave immediately.
  • Talk to your friends and agree to look out for each other. Let them know when and where you are going and when you plan to be back.
Honoring the campus's 50th anniversary with the Semicentennial Celebration

This year marks the golden anniversary for K-State Salina. Since 1965, the campus has made strides towards innovation, research and service to the Salina community. As part of a yearlong anniversary celebration, the campus held the Semicentennial Celebration on April 17 in the Student Life Center for faculty, staff, alumni, donors and community members.

Guests enjoyed dinner and dessert while being entertained with a dueling pianos show. The bar created a signature drink called the Twenty-Three Ten Cocktail, which highlighted the address of the university - one of the only things that has not changed over the last 50 years. A photo booth was also available for the guests to dress up in fun party attire to snapshot the evening. Among the guests in attendance were this year's alumni fellow Beverly Gatton, Provost April Mason and vice president for diversity, Myra Gordon. 

If you would like to find out more information about the rest of the events being held for the 50th celebration of K-State Salina, please click the link below. 

Cheers to 50 years!
 
For more information, please contact Kirsten Zoller, events coordinator, at kzoller@ksu.edu. 
Meet Tara Harl: K-State Salina's newest leader of the airport management program

With more than 30 years of experience as a pilot, business owner, consultant, researcher and professor, Tara Harl is the new airport managementprogram lead at Kansas State University Salina. Harl is the first full-time faculty member hired specifically for the program since it was established in 2011.

"Aviation is in our blood - we are well known for our professional pilot and aviation maintenance programs, and we're ready to take airport management to the next level," said Verna Fitzsimmons, dean and CEO of K-State Salina. "With Tara's versatile expertise in aviation, specifically workforce development, she brings many new ideas, and her industry connections will provide a substantial benefit to the program and our students. We are excited to have her join our community."

Harl arrived at K-State Salina in February and in the few short months since she has been on campus, she is already working to grow the program. Harl says she would like to expand airport management to also include the areas of general aviation and airline management.

"K-State Salina's program has so much potential," Harl said. "But managing an airport is just one piece of aviation management. Adding two other tracks would mean students could lead a corporate flight department, an FBO or ag flying operations, or work for the airlines as aviation encompasses more careers than just piloting. All of this will make the university more marketable."

Harl was previously the department chair for a similar program in Minnesota at St. Cloud State University where she established the first business and corporate aviation management degree track in the country. She was later asked to take the idea nationally, and as chair of the professional development subcommittee for the National Business Aviation Association's Corporate Aviation Management Committee, developed it into the Industry and Collegiate Aviation Pipeline Program Guide, connecting collegiate aviation programs with the business aviation industry.

Within her passion for aviation management is also the aspiration to solve workforce development issues. Twenty years ago Harl began researching the shortage of blacks in civilian aviation in the United States. She is a research panel member for the National Academy of Science's Airport Cooperative Research Program investigating the airport industry's struggle to find qualified employees and the lack of strong minority numbers in the nation's airport workforce. Harl also owns a consulting firm that advises Fortune 500 flight departments on diversifying their flight operations as well as working with military veterans transitioning into the business aviation world.

Though it does not run in her family, Harl has been linked to aviation from the beginning. She was born on the edge of a runway on the former naval base on Kodiak Island, Alaska, where her father was stationed.

"I took my first airplane ride at the age of six from the old Pan AM terminal at JKF," said Harl. "By the age of 10, I announced I was going to be an American Airlines 747 captain."

Harl earned her bachelor's degree at the University of Dubuque where she was a member of its flight team. She then moved to the Nashville area and received a master's degree in aerospace education at Middle Tennessee State University. While in the Music City, Harl took a job flying for the governor of Tennessee and his cabinet and later became the first woman in Nashville to run a flight department. Harl also has a doctorate in aviation leadership development from St. Mary's University in Minneapolis, Minnesota. 

Harl's career also has included co-owning a Part 141 flight school and a Part 135 charter operation, and owning a management company in Iowa that maintained turbo props and jets for corporations between Chicago and St. Louis. She is Airline Transport Pilot, or ATP, type rated in corporate jets with international experience and holds basic, instrument and multi-engine flight instructor ratings and a commercial seaplane license.

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.
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High-Five to the Semicentennial Celebration Committee
Thank you to those involved with organizing and executing the Semicentennial gala event. Everyone had a great time, the Student Life Center was transformed beyond belief, the food was great and the dueling pianos had everyone on the dance floor. Alumni Fellows and other graduates from Schilling Institute, Kansas Technical Institute, Kansas College of Technology, and K-State Salina were all in attendance alongside faculty, staff, students and community members. 
High-Five Pam Bower and Kirsten Zoller!

High-Five to Pam Bower and Kirsten Zoller for creating the educational 50th anniversary timeline. Our campus has a very rich history and now pieces of that history are proudly on display. If you have not had a chance to see it, please stop by the library in the Tech Center and check it out. Thank you ladies for your hard work putting together an iconic piece for the campus!

Summer Financial Aid

Summer Financial Aid - If you will be attending summer school and are needing financial aid, you will need to complete the Summer 2015 Financial Aid Application. You must be enrolled in all the summer classes before you can submit the application. The application can be found here.
Loan Repayment Option for Graduating Students

The state of Kansas is offering up to $15,000 in student loan repayment and up to a 5 year state tax waiver for graduates who establish residency in one of the 77 Kansas counties designated as a rural opportunity zone. For more information, visit the link below:
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Employee Tuition Assistance & Spouse/Dependents Grants

1. Employee Tuition Assistance 
http://www.k-state.edu/sfa/forms/eta1.pdf (Spring 2015/Summer 2015) 

The maximum award amount will not exceed the value of 3 hours at the in-state Manhattan/Salina tuition rate (ie. Campus fees, other institutional fees, etc. are the responsibility of the employee). 

2. Spouse/Dependent Grants

For dependents with a primary career of undergraduate (full time enrollment is required), the amount of the Dependent/Spouse Tuition Grant award for that semester will equal 7 credit hours at the applicable tuition rate. 

 

For dependents with a primary career of graduate or veterinary medicine, the amount of the Dependent/Spouse Tuition Grant award for the semester will be equal to 1, 2, or 3 credit hours at the applicable tuition rate. The maximum of 3 credit hours of tuition rate will be awarded to students enrolled in a total of 3 or more credit hours for the semester.


For spouses with a primary career of undergraduate, graduate, or veterinary medicine, the amount of the Dependent/Spouse Tuition Grant award for the semester will be equal to 1, 2, or 3 credit hours at the applicable tuition rate. The maximum of 3 credit hours of tuition rate will be awarded to students enrolled in a total of 3 or more credit hours for the semester

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Various Scholarships
Veterans
1. 2014-2015 Student Veteran Scholarship Application is now available (http://www.k-state.edu/nontrad/scholarships/socialscholarships/). 

The qualifications are as follows: 

* The recipient must be a military veteran, honorably discharged from service. (Students who are currently serving in the National Guard or Reserves are also eligible to apply for this scholarship.)
* The recipient must be a full-time undergraduate student enrolled in a degree-seeking program at Kansas State University during the 2014-2015 academic year.
* Must be a first-time recipient of this scholarship. Previous Student Veteran Scholarship recipients are not eligible.

Spring Deadline: Expired
Summer Deadline: May 1, 2015

Aviation
1.  AVIATION students - Cessna Leadership Scholarship
The Cessna Leadership Scholarship shall 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 outstanding aviation students 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

CRITERIA
   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.

Application Procedure
Interested students should apply by forwarding documentation of established criteria above, along with the 250-word essay to Ms. Cindy Newell, Financial Aid Coordinator, for consideration by the Cessna Leadership Scholarship Selection Committee (four appointed individuals and chaired by the College Dean). Ms. Newell's office is located in the Welcome Center Deadline: April 22

2.  AVIATION students - http://www.imis100us1.com/UAA/UAAMain/Scholarships/Kropf.aspx
UAA annually awards a $500 scholarship to applicants enrolled in an aviation related curriculum at a UAA member college or university. Due June 15.

3.  AVIATION students - $2000 scholarship awarded to a student majoring in aviation related curriculum. Must be sophomore or higher. Have 2.5 overall GPA and 3.0 Aviation GPA minimum. DEADLINE: May 15.
http://www.imis100us1.com/UAA/UAAMain/Scholarships/Whelan_Scholarship_Page.aspx 

4.  AVIATION students - National Business Aviation Association is offering a number of different scholarships to students majoring in aviation related fields. There are scholarship for students majoring in any aviation field and some scholarship specifically for students in airport management and AVM.   http://www.nbaa.org/prodev/scholarships/

On-Campus Job Opportunities 

To apply for these opportunities, log in to your CES account and search the corresponding job numbers. For more information about these resources, for networking tips and additional employment resources, or for CES search assistance, please contact Marva Morgan by email at mjmorgan@ksu.edu, by phone at (785) 826-2659, or in person at the K-State Salina Welcome Center.  

 

Recreational Services Student Employee Positions

CES Job ID: 70646 - Expires 04/24/2015

K-State Salina, Student Life Center - Salina, KS

 

Student Employee Positions - Summer 2015

CES Job ID: 70646 - Expires 04/18/2015

K-State Salina Campus - Salina, KS

 

Study Abroad Peer Advisor

CES Job ID: 70406 - Expires 05/08/2015

K-State Salina - Salina, KS

Part-time Employment

To apply for these opportunities, log in to your CES account and search the corresponding job numbers. For more information about these resources, for networking tips and additional employment resources, or for CES search assistance, please contact Marva Morgan by email at mjmorgan@ksu.edu, by phone at (785) 826-2659, or in person at the K-State Salina Welcome Center.  

 

All Majors

Customer Service Associate

CES Job ID: 70823 - Expires 05/08/2015

Capitol Federal Savings - Salina, KS

 

Deliver Driver

CES Job ID: 70497 - Expires 04/24/2015

Inshop - Part-time and Full-time

CES Job ID: 70496 - Expires 04/24/2015

Jimmy John's Gourmet Sandwiches - Salina, KS

 

Home Improvement Sales

CES Job ID: 70929 - Expires 05/04/2015

Sears Holdings Corporation - Salina, KS

 

Officiate Youth Sports & Fitness

CES Job ID: 66451 - Expires 06/09/2015

Fort Riley Directorate of Family Morale Welfare and Recreation (DFMWR) - Fort Riley, KS 

Internships

To apply for these opportunities, log in to your CES account and search the corresponding job numbers. For more information about these resources, for networking tips and additional employment resources, or for CES search assistance, please contact Marva Morgan by email at mjmorgan@ksu.edu, by phone at (785) 826-2659, or in person at the K-State Salina Welcome Center.   

 

Arts, Sciences & Business

Support Intern

CES Job ID: 68868 - Expires 05/31/2015

Freightview - Overland Park, KS

 

Events Student Worker/Intern - Management/Administration

CES Job ID: 59427 - Expires 05/01/2015

Kansas State University Olathe - Olathe, KS

 

Marketing Intern - Marketing/Sales

CES Job ID: 71114 - Expires 06/08/2015

Coronado Area Council Boy Scouts of America - Salina, KS 

 

Aviation

A & P Mechanic Intern (summer, fall, and spring internships available)

CES Job ID: 58984 - Expires 05/22/2015

North Valley Aircraft - Valley Center, KS

 

Civil Engineering Intern

CES Job ID: 66357 - Expires 06/26/2015

ASM Engineering Consultants - Andover, KS

 

Commercial General Contactor Internship

CES Job ID: 68764 - Expires 04/30/2015

Zernco Inc. - Wichita, KS

 

Information Technology Intern

CES Job ID: 67806 - Expires 04/30/2015

Redguard - Wichita, KS

 

Software Developer Intern

CES Job ID: 68444 - Expires 05/01/2015

Henderson Engineers Inc. - Lenexa, KS

 

Software Developer Intern

CES Job ID: 69301 - Expires 05/01/2015

Essenza Software - Leawood, KS

 

Student Intern

CES Job ID: 68488 - Expires 05/05/2015

Olsson Associates - Multiple Locations

 

Summer Internship

CES Job ID: 61681 - Expires 06/30/2015

Baughman Company PA - Wichita, KS

 

Engineering Technology

Civil Engineering Intern

CES Job ID: 66357 - Expires 06/26/2015

ASM Engineering Consultants - Andover, KS

 

Commercial General Contactor Internship

CES Job ID: 68764 - Expires 04/30/2015

Zernco Inc. - Wichita, KS

 

Information Technology Intern

CES Job ID: 67806 - Expires 04/30/2015

Redguard - Wichita, KS

 

Software Developer Intern

CES Job ID: 68444 - Expires 05/01/2015

Henderson Engineers Inc. - Lenexa, KS

 

Software Developer Intern

CES Job ID: 69301 - Expires 05/01/2015

Essenza Software - Leawood, KS

 

Student Intern

CES Job ID: 68488 - Expires 05/05/2015

Olsson Associates -  Multiple Locations

 

Summer Internship

CES Job ID: 61681 - Expires 06/30/2015

Baughman Company PA - Wichita, KS

 

Personal Financial Planning

Internship

CES Job ID: 55324 - Expires 05/16/2015

Waddell &  Reed - Topeka, KS

 

Summer 2015 Internship

CES Job ID: 59616 - Expires 05/31/2015

Ottawa Cooperative Association - Ottawa, KS

 

Family Studies & Human Services

Summer Internship - Pathway Family Services

CES Job ID: 69559 - Expires 05/31/2015

Nonprofit Solutions Inc. - Topeka, KS

 

Summer Internship/Practicum Experiences - Pathway Family Services

CES Job ID: 69560 - Expires 05/31/2015

Nonprofit Solutions Inc. - Topeka, KS

  

Technology Management

2015 Summer Internships

CES Job ID: 63666 - Expires 04/30/2015

Cornejo & Sons Inc. - Wichita, KS

 

Congressional Internship

CES Job ID: 64010 - Expires 12/01/2015

US Congressman Mike Pompeo (KS-04) - Wichita, KS/Washington, D.C.

 

Group Underwriting Internship Summer 2015

CES Job ID: 64027 - Expires 05/25/2015

Cigna Corporation - Overland Park, KS

 

Kansas State University Olathe Events Internship

CES Job ID: 59427 - Expires 05/01/2015

Kansas State University Olathe Campus - Olathe, KS

 

Supply Chain Internship

CES Job ID: 64402 - Expires 05/01/2015

Seaboard Foods - Shawnee Mission, KS