May 5, 2015
 Upcoming Events:
Tuesday, May 5

* Puppy Play Day from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. | Tech Center Lawn
* Battle Ball from 3 - 6 p.m. | SLC

Wednesday, May 6

* Movie Night: Avengers and Fast 7 at 7 p.m. | Central Mall 10 Theatre
Thursday, May 7

* Stress Free Massages from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. | Tech Center Lobby

Friday, May 8

* Donut & Art Show from 9 - 11 a.m. | Library Community Room
* Graduation Rehearsal from 1 - 2 p.m. | SLC

Saturday, May 9

* Spring Commencement from 10 - 11:30 a.m. | SLC

Monday, May 4
* Deadline to nominate for Faculty & Professional Staff Showcase awards by 5 p.m.

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Commencement announcements


Commencement will be live streamed for those who are not able to be in attendance this Saturday, May 9, 2015. The link will be live at 10:00am.  



Friday, May 9 at 1 p.m. there will be commencement rehearsal in the Student Life Center. Please plan on attending if you plan to participate in commencement on Saturday, May 9. If we could have a few volunteers to bring your cap, gown, and tassel, the Communications and Marketing team would like to take some photos and interviews of our graduation candidates. Your participation is greatly appreciated!

If you are planning to attend to attend, please arrive on Saturday, May 9 at 9:15 a.m. with your cap, gown, and tassel. The student meeting location will be in the College Center Conference Room. When you arrive, there will be a table with your reader card. The only way everyone knows you are there is if you have your card. If you miss rehearsal, find Kathy Sanders and she will go over the flow of commencement with you.  

IF YOU HAVE NOT ORDERED YOUR CAP/GOWN/TASSEL: go to The company is based out of Manhattan so they have a quick turnaround on shipments.  



Friday, May 8, 2015
Student Life Center - gymnasium, K-State Salina

Saturday, May 9, 2015

9:15 a.m. Graduates begin to assemble in the College Center Conference Room and faculty begin to assemble by the free-weights area in the Student Life Center located on K-State Salina campus at 2310 Centennial Rd. 

9:55 a.m. Faculty assemble and proceed to the gymnasium.  You will be seated in front of the stage on the left side. 


There will be a reception immediately following the ceremony.  Please stop by and visit with the graduates and their families. 


If you have any questions, please contact Kathy Sanders, associate registrar, at 

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 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! 

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: 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 
Understanding human resources policies seminar

Understanding the rights and responsibilities of both the employee and supervisor in dealing with HR policies is crucial.  In order to help with this understanding, staff from Employee Relations will present "HR 101 (WTD180)" on Tuesday, May 12 from 1:00 - 2:30 p.m. in the College Center Conference room. 

The discussion will address the following topics:

* Attendance, including the use of various types of leave and approval process
* Discipline, steps, documentation to include the use of the conference form for USS employees
* Performance Reviews, documentation and when special reviews can be imposed
* American with Disabilities Act (ADA), what is ADA and when is it appropriate to have a discussion about an accommodation

Please come prepared to ask questions and share your feedback.

You may enroll through HRIS Self-Enrollment to receive immediate confirmation (see the Employee Self Service Learning & Development directions for more information). Or e-mail and include your name, department, employee ID number (required), course title and course date. Enrollment will be confirmed by an e-mail response to the sender.

It is the employee's responsibility to obtain the necessary departmental approvals prior to enrolling.
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
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 
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.
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
K-State Salina alumnus visits student club 
On April 30, K-State Salina welcomed aviation maintenance management alumnus, Nicholas Dopfel, '06, back to campus to speak to students. 

Nicholas is currently an OEM Account and Field Service Representative for Continental Motors Group. He was visiting with the Aerospace Maintenance Professionals club to talk about topics in engine technology, engine records, maintenance practices, career paths for the maintenance students and recommendations on how to get noticed for that first job.  Rachel Luna, club president invited Nicholas for the discussion. 

For more information, please contact Stephen Ley, aviation maintenance management program lead, at
K-State Salina retirees honored
K-State Salina thanked five faculty and staff members for their various years of service and dedication in a retirement celebration on April 30. 

Three of the retirees were in attendance and received a plaque in their honor. Those that worked closest with them also shared stories about their work history at K-State Salina along with what the future holds for them.

Retirees are as follows:
  • Judy Collins (top photo) - 14 years of service
  • Jacqueline Walsh (bottom left) - 14 years of service
  • Barney King (bottom right) - 17 years of service
  • John Heublein - 33 years of service
  • Mona Pool - 36 years of service
Winners announced in Undergraduate Research Showcase

K-State Salina held its inaugural Undergraduate Research Showcase last week and after students presented projects to an audience and panel of judges, three winners emerged.

First place went to Timothy Bruner (top left) for his project entitled "Validation of the ASTM F38 Standards as a Certification Basis for Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems."

Second place was announced as Trevor Witt (top right) for his project entitled "Potential Implications of Section 333 Exemptions."

Third place was given to the team of Calum Fletcher, Adrienne Young, Catarino Porras and Christy Bethe for their project "Principles of Macroeconomics Triangular Exchange Rates." Their mentor, professor Siny Joseph, is also featured in the photo (bottom).

Seven projects were presented in total. Other students who participated in the showcase are: Joao Cruz, Nicholas Koch, Madelyn Gonzales, Michael Klein, Ryan Thomas, Clifton Williamson and Mateus Knabach Evald.

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 Richard Zajac!

It is my privilege to announce that Professor Richard Zajac is the recipient of the 2014-2015 Marchbanks Award for Teaching Excellence. The award was established in 1997 to pay tribute to the Marchbanks Family and to award a Kansas State University Salina faculty member for their excellence in teaching. 


Candidates for this award can be nominated by students, alumni or faculty. Once nominated, candidates are required to submit letters of recommendation from several specific sources as well as documentation of their academic accomplishments and philosophy of teaching. The Marchbanks selection committee then reviews the portfolios and submits a recommendation to the Dean's Office. There will be a formal presentation of this award at the Faculty and Professional Staff Showcase on September 9, 2015.


Please join me in congratulating, Dr. Zajac, for this distinctive honor!

High-Five Bill Genereux!
Congratulations to Bill Genereux, associate professor of computer systems & digital media technology, for successfully defending his dissertation. His shirt says it all. What a milestone!

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 (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
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 -
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.

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, 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, 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


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, 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


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


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


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


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

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