August 4, 2015
 Campus Events:
August 17
Fall Kickoff Begins for Faculty and Staff | 8 a.m.

August 22
uBelong Experience Begins for All New Students | 8 a.m.

Top Hawk Airplane on Display at K.C. Aviation Expo | All Day

August 24
Fall Class Begin

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Wildcat Weekly Editor's Note

The summer schedule of sending out the Wildcat Weekly every three weeks will end on August 25. After this edition, it will resume its normal publication of once a week. To submit a story, visit the K-State Salina communications and marketing page online. You must turn in your content each Monday by noon in order to have your information considered for the newsletter that Tuesday.
Meet new residence life coordinator Cody Waterman

Tell us a little bit about yourself. 

I am from Cleveland, Ohio and recently graduated from Kent State University with my master's in higher education and administration. I have five years of Residence Life background and I am very excited to be at K-State Salina! 


Give us a description of what your job at K-State Salina entails.

I oversee the total operations of the two residence halls on campus. I help in the planning and implementation of programs on campus and ensure our students are feeling safe and supported in the residence halls. I also supervise the six resident assistants and 12 student desk staff. 


What do you enjoy doing during your free time? What are your hobbies?

In my free time I really enjoy playing/watching sports, especially golf. I am a Cleveland sports fanatic and root for the Cavs, Indians and Browns above all. I also really enjoy cooking and spending quality time with friends. 


If you could have dinner with anyone famous, who would it be and what would you eat?

I would have dinner with Jim Carey! He is a role model to me as well as being hilariously funny as my favorite actor. I would eat at a nice Mexican restaurant! I love Mexican food.


If you could hop in one of our airplanes and have a student fly you anywhere, where would you go?

I would love to take a ride with one of our students! I would fly over the Rocky Mountains because they are so beautiful. I would also love to fly over the great state of Ohio and land a Burke-Lakefront Airport, which is located right next to downtown Cleveland. 

You are a part of the K-State family now. What are you most looking forward to?

As part of the K-State family, I have already found what I was most looking forward to. Simply put, I work with some of the greatest people I have ever met. They put an emphasis on building relationships, not only with the students but with each other as well. I truly enjoy coming to work everyday because I know I get to work with these awesome individuals who share a passion for helping students succeed.
Arts, Sciences and Business new hires for fall
Effective for the start of the new school year, the Arts, Sciences and Business department will have two new full-time math instructors. Jessica Spare and Megan Fraley will work with Teresa Hartman as a dynamic team and the three will be located in the Tech Center, suite 103.

Spare comes to us from Meade High School in Meade, Kansas, where she has taught math for the past six years. She has a master's degree from Iowa State University.

Fraley joins K-State Salina after working as an assistant professor of mathematics at Sterling College since 2011. She received her master's degree from the University of Nebraska.
Hiring tutors, all subjects, for new school season
Want a flexible job where you can choose your hours? Do you have a 3.2 GPA and have earned a "B" or better in the courses you would tutor? Are you a full time student?

If you answered "yes" to all of those questions, the library is currently hiring multiple tutors in all disciplines, particularly math. Please email Kate Otto at for an application!

Retired King granted Master Instructor Emeritus status
Former professor in the professional pilot program and interim aviation department head, Barney King, has been recognized recently with a major award in the aviation industry. King was granted Master Instructor Emeritus status by the Master Instructors LLC, a title that only 31 people hold worldwide.

King retired from K-State Salina this past May after serving the university for 17 years. He was given the distinction because of "his many years of commitment to excellence, professional growth, service to the aviation community and quality aviation education."

Master Instructors LLC is the international accrediting authority for the Master Instructor designation as well as the FAA-approved "Master Instructor Program." King first earned this national professional accreditation in 2001 and has held it continuously since then, equaling eight times.

Before coming to K-State Salina, King served in the United States Army for 23 years.

Fall kickoff for faculty and staff set for August 17
Mark your calendars! The annual Fall Kickoff for K-State Salina faculty and staff is scheduled for Monday, August 17.  

A few years ago, Kurt Barnhart presented his doctoral research on the KAI Theory - regarding the management of change and diversity - at Professional Day, and those in attendance indicated an interest in learning more. The structural realignment conversations from the past two years coupled with anticipated changes due to pending retirements and CAPC's bylaw/committee proposal make this an ideal time to revisit the topic. 

Speaker Priscilla Wolfe will join us for a half-day training on the KAI Theory. Detailed information about the theory can be found here: The other half of the day will be spent discussing campus updates.

NOTE: Department/Unit Heads - please be certain that your new faculty/staff are aware of this event as they may not yet be receiving emails sent to the campus listserv.

Professional pilot program adds new Bonanza G36 aircraft to fleet
The professional pilot program has an exciting new addition to its fleet. Last week, the university got the keys to a brand new Bonanza G36, which boasts a six-seat configuration and Garmin G1000 avionics, among other things. This plane is the first of four that will be delivered to the program later this fall and into next year. 

The university has a fleet replacement plan and budget, and these aircraft will give students the latest technology to train on while preparing for their professional careers. 

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 Comprehensive Experience!
Thank you to all those that participated in the recent ePortfolio training - understanding and using ePortfolio is key for the successful implementation of the inaugural Comprehensive Experience. This fall, first time students will begin uBelong orientation upon arrival, which is the first step in the Comprehensive Experience. We're all excited about this new adventure and experience for the students and I appreciate your help in bringing it all together.
High-five Campus Volunteers!
Thank you to everyone who has volunteered over the summer to help with the cleanup of landscaping around the Welcome Center and other locations. It's a wonderful sight to see everyone working together for the betterment of the campus. 
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:
Aviation Scholarships

1.  National Aircraft Resale Association is offering scholarships up to $5,000 to students interested in aviation management, aerodynamics, aircraft systems, aviation safety. Must have a 3.0 GPA.
DEADLINE: October 31. Applications can be picked up on Room 105 Welcome Center.

2.  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.

3. The Ninety-Nines Amelia Earhart Memorial Scholarship Fund (AEMSF) is a $6 million trust fund dedicated to providing scholarship assistance to women pilots, student pilots and women interested in aviation.

4. Fly Now Scholarships are awarded semiannually to women who want to learn to fly. For more information, visit:

Applications for the 2015 Fly Now fall scholarships will be available in August 2015. Applicants will need to join the 99s as an Associate (student) member to submit an application.

5. The AEMSF also offers fully paid scholarships to complete an additional pilot certificate, rating or pilot training course, including instrument, multi-engine, commercial, ATP, flight instructor, emergency maneuver training and all kinds of type ratings. What is unique about these scholarships is that they cover the full cost of the training. Most of the scholarships in this group require prior membership in the 99s. Additional information about these scholarships can be found at:

The fund also offers scholarships for college students majoring in aviation-related fields.

All jobs, both part-time and full-time as well as internship opportunities, are listed on the Kansas State University CES account. Access your CES account by logging into:


For more information about this resource or additional employment resources, or for CES search assistance, please contact Erica Riffel Chapel by email at, by phone at (785) 826-2674, or in person on the second floor of the College Center.


To post a position on the CES system, please send your job descriptions and employer contact information by email to Erica Riffel Chapel at for immediate posting.