April 28, 2015
 Upcoming Events:
Tuesday, April 28

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

Wednesday, April 29

* Undergraduate Research Showcase from 3:30 - 5 p.m. | CCCR
* K-Cash Auction at 7 p.m. | CCCR
Thursday, April 30

* K-State Salina Retirement Reception from 3:30 - 5 p.m. | CCCR

Friday, May 1

* Donut Friday in the morning | Student Support Services Office, Welcome Center
* KGB LAN Event at 7:30 p.m. | CCCR

Monday, May 4

* University Support Staff Recognition Breakfast from 3 - 4 p.m. | CCCR

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Now accepting nominations for the inaugural Faculty and Professional Staff Showcase

The end of the academic year is in sight and with that comes reflection of campus work and achievements in the past year.  A committee has been working to identify how to best celebrate the achievements of K-State Salina faculty and professional staff. From this committee, a new event is being introduced to campus.


Faculty and Professional Staff Showcase

September 9 at 5:30 p.m.

This inaugural event will gather faculty and professional staff to celebrate and recognize our achievements. Mark your calendars for an exciting evening. Invitation and details to follow.

Part of this celebration will focus on six new awards to campus:

  1. Outstanding Professional Presentation                                
  2. Enhancing Diversity Award
  3. Outstanding Publication                                                             
  4. Excellence in Innovation Award
  5. Outstanding Scholarly Poster                                                    
  6. Excellence in Leadership Award

Nominations are now being sought for the above awards. Nominations should reflect achievements, scholarly work and practices from June 2014 to May 2015. All nominations are due to the selection committee by Monday, May 11 at 5:00 p.m. Recipients will be announced at the Faculty and Professional Staff Showcase on September 9.

Specific award criteria and the nomination process are outlined here: http://www.salina.k-state.edu/events/showcase.

Please nominate someone or feel free to nominate yourself!


For more information or any questions, please contact Kirsten Zoller, events coordinator, at kzoller@ksu.edu. 

SGA is seeking an advisor

Looking for a chance to work with student leaders on campus? Then K-State Salina's Student Governing Association (SGA) could use your help!


SGA has recently changed to a 3-advisor model to follow the Manhattan campus SGA model: one advisor for judicial board, one for Senate and one for executive board. David Hardman is the judicial board advisor and Amy Sellers currently serves as the executive/ Senate advisor. The club is looking for a third person to help either with executive cabinet (about 1 meeting each week for about an hour) or with Senate (which meets Tuesday nights at 8:30 p.m. on campus).  


Please email Amy Sellers, coordinator of student life, at amyeb@ksu.edu if you are interested in helping out SGA in some capacity during the 2015-2016 school year. It's a great opportunity to meet with students and professionally develop the student leaders on campus! 

K-State Salina IT gives best practices to avoid email scams
Because of the growing number of threatening emails received by K-State users, information services wants to offer a couple of reminders that will help make using your email safer:

* Never open unexpected or otherwise suspicious attachments. Malware is often sent as an attachments from compromised email accounts. Antivirus software will not protect your computer completely because new forms of malware are developed constantly. Be cautious with every email message that contains an attachment, especially if you weren't expecting it. Verify the source by contacting the sender to confirm that they sent the attachment. 

* Phishing scams are emails that attempt to trick you into surrendering your username and password, or other sensitive personal information. These emails take many forms--some ask you to reply to the email and include your username and password, others may ask you to follow a link that leads to a webpage where you are asked to fill out your credentials.   Kansas State University IT staff will never ask for your eID password. Never respond to a phishing scam.

Contact the Information Systems office with any questions: 785-826-2666 or by email at  issal@ksu.edu.

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. 
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.
Campus 'Stress-Free Week'
Finals are coming up ... Stressed about studying? No worries! Participate in the campus's Stress-Free Week from May 4-8, to take a break, relax and have fun.
  • Monday, May 4 - $2 Pancho's Night (2300 Planet Ave) from 7-9 p.m.
  • Tuesday, May 5 - Puppy Play Day on Tech Center Lawn from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
  • Wednesday, May 6 - Movie Night with the Avengers; time- TBD
  • Thursday, May 7 - Stress Free Massages from the Hair Loft 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. in Tech Center Lobby
  • Friday, May 8 - Donuts and Art Show from 9 a.m. - 11 a.m. in Library Community Room

*Sponsored by Programming Board, K-State Salina Library, Student Support Services, BARK club*
Calling all artists!
If you're interested in showing off your own personal artwork (ceramics, photography, drawing, whatever medium you choose), please turn it into Amy Sellers' office in the Student Life Center by Wednesday, May 6 to be judged at the Donuts & Art Show. The event will be on Friday, May 8, in the Library Community Room from 9 a.m. - 11 a.m. Each participant may submit up to 3 pieces but can only win 1 prize.

Prizes, such as a camera, art supplies, etc. will be awarded to the top 3 winners based off of students, faculty and staff votes. 

This event is sponsored by the K-State Salina Library, Student Support Services and Programming Board.

For more information or any questions, please contact Amy Sellers, coordinator of student life, at amyeb@ksu.edu.
K-State Salina holds 2015 Awards Banquet

On April 23, K-State Salina celebrated students, faculty and staff at the annual awards banquet. The College Center Conference Room was overflowing with deserving nominees to celebrate the achievements each one has accomplished over the past year. 

This year's winners include: 
  • Wildcat Pride for Dedication: Taya Smith
  • Wildcat Pride for Determination: Sarah Byarlay
  • Wildcat Pride for Community Service: Aaron Evans
  • Most Inspirational Student: Trillian Svoboda
  • Organization of the Year: Student Veterans Association
  • Faculty of the Year: Joel Matthews
  • Staff of the Year: Annette Hernandez
  • Academic Advisor of the Year: Julie Rowe
  • Club Advisor of the Year: Jimmy Splichal for SVA
  • Larry Caldwell Good Sportsmanship Award: Torrance Hollins
  • Outstanding Service to SGA and K-State Salina: Amy Sellers
Please congratulate the list of winner's for their well deserved recognition! For more information, please contact Amy Sellers, coordinator of student services, at amyeb@ksu.edu. 
K-State Salina presence at the Midwest Educator's Conference
This past weekend, K-State Salina participated in the annual Midwest Educator's Conference in Kansas City. The event is put together for students of all ages who are homeschooled, and for their parents.

Almost 2,000 students attended the event and there were 180 vendor booths. K-State Salina spread purple pride throughout this convention as seen when two future Wildcats posed for a picture in front of the school's booth. Go Cats!


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.
High-Five to Drew Smith!
Associate professor, Andrew Smith, attended the Aviation Technician Education Council Annual Conference in Orlando, FL. As one of the elected Board of Directors and the Regulatory Committee Chair, Andrew was also a speaker providing organization updates about ongoing activities with the Federal Aviation Administration. Currently, ATEC is involved in significant, improving changes to the Code of Federal Regulations Chapter 14, Part 147, advancing and modernizing aviation maintenance education. In addition to regulation changes, ATEC has drafted for revision FAA Advisory Circulars, Inspector and Examiner Handbook documents, lobbied for alternate methods of delivery (distance education), and developed FAA inspector standardization training.

On April 17th, Drew completed his Federal Aviation Administration Designated Mechanic Examiner (DME) re-certification. He attended the required bi-annual renewal training in Houston, TX. This designation allows Drew to serve K-State Salina Aviation students as FAA Applicants who choose to test (by oral and practical methods) in pursuit of the FAA Airman Certificate including Airframe and/or Powerplant ratings. Drew has served the FAA as a DME now for 14 years, and is only 1 of 4 in Kansas and 253 in the nation.

Congratulations on all of your accomplishments!
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:
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

Various Scholarships
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

K-State PILOTS - Three (3) $5,000 scholarships will be awarded to K-State students majoring in the professional pilot program for the 2015-2016 academic year. DEADLINE: May 8, 2015

Criteria: Must be a full-time professional pilot student who will be a junior during the 2015-2016 academic year with an expected graduation date of December 2016 or May 2017.
Interested students should apply by submitting the following documents to Cindy Newell, Room 105 Welcome Center:
1. Copy of college transcript
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's professional pilot program

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.

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.  


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


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 


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 



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 Summer Internship

CES Job ID: 71047 - Expires 06/06/2015

American Bridge Company - Overland Park, KS


Compliance Engineer Intern

CES Job ID: 71304 - Expires 05/01/2015

Garmin - Olathe, KS


Electrical Engineer Intern

CES Job ID: 71429 - Expires 06/15/2015

Gates Corporation - Iola, KS


Intern Post Graduate Tech

CES Job ID: 70934 - Expires 05/06/2015

General Dynamics Information Technology - Lawrence, KS


Pavement Management Intern

CES Job ID: 71455 - Expires 05/16/2015

City of Lenexa - Lenexa, KS


Product Engineer Intern

CES Job ID: 71459 - Expires 05/16/2015

Parker Hannifin Corporation - Manhattan, KS


Solutions Engineer Intern

CES Job ID: 71227 - Expires 05/10/2015

Sprint - Overland Park, KS


Software Engineer Intern

CES Job ID: 71065 - Expires 05/15/2015

Veriship - Overland Park, KS


Software Engineer

CES Job ID: 71304 - Expires 05/01/2015

Payless Shoesource - Topeka, KS 


Personal Financial Planning


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