August 25, 2015
 Campus Events:
Tuesday, August 25
Student Support Services Welcome Back Pizza Bash | 12 p.m. | Tech Center Lobby

WIA ice cream social | 6 p.m. | Kuhlman Square

"Sex Signals" Livestream | 7 p.m. | CCCR

Wednesday, August 26
Coop's Pizza & Band| 5 - 7 p.m. | 123-B Santa Fe St. 

Thursday, August 27
Golf Night | 5:30 p.m. | Salina Municipal Gold Course 

Nitro Bowling | 9:30 p.m. | All Star Lanes (624 South Broadway)

Friday, August 28
Donut Friday | College Center 208

SGA Welcome Back Luncheon | 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. | Cafeteria 

Paintball & Dinner | 3 - 7 p.m. | Elite Sports 

Back to School Kickback | 8 - 11 p.m. | Kuhlman Square

Monday, August 31
Mud Volleyball | 7 p.m. | K-State Salina mud volleyball court

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President Shultz and Provost Mason speaking on campus
President Schulz and Provost Mason will be on campus on Thursday, August 27 for a 2025 Update. They would like to meet with the whole campus from 9:45am to 11:00am in the CCCR. They will be meeting with Department Heads and Unit leaders in the same room from 9:00 to 9:45, so please be aware that this meeting might still be in session when you arrive. The campus-wide open forum will include a 30 minute Q&A session after the update.
Please attend as your schedules allow. If you have any questions, please contact Eric Cole, executive assistant, at 
Meet new student life center coordinator Kyle Chamberlin
Tell us a little bit about yourself.

I'm from Arvada, Colorado and grew up playing lots of sports like most kids. I went to Sterling College and played football and golf. I graduated with a bachelor's degree in sports administration, and previous to arriving at K-State Salina, worked for major health clubs, the Colorado Youth Corrections Recreation, the City of Aurora Recreation, and Ellinwood Recreation Commission. I am married and have 3 kiddos. 
Give us a description of what your job at K-State Salina entails.

My job is coordinating the Student Life Center on campus: organizing all activities and events within the SLC, structuring all student recreational activities and managing the daily operation of general fitness.
What do you enjoy doing during your free time? What are your hobbies?
I enjoy golf and working out. Most of my free time now is spent on playgrounds with my kids, so my golf game is going downhill. My son recently has taken a great joy in fishing, so I'm sure I will be doing more that soon.
If you could have dinner with anyone famous, who would it be and what would you eat?
This one is tough! Tim Tebow or Charles Barkley, and Chipotle is a must.
If you could hop in one of our airplanes and have a student fly you anywhere, where would you go?
I would say Alaska or Canada for fishing and hunting with my kids. My son is a huge fan of UAS student Kendy Edmonds for showing him all of the planes, so I think he would like her to fly the plane.
You are a part of the K-State family now. What are you most looking forward to?
I work in a very fun environment with recreation and leisure. I am looking forward to students coming back to campus and trying to make their recreation/leisure time exciting and enjoyable.

Meet your new 2015-2016 ambassadors
Say hello to K-State Salina's new student ambassadors for the 2015-2016 school year! Micah Klein is a junior in unmanned aircraft systems and Antoinette Paris-Hudson is a senior in professional pilot. They will be representing K-State Salina amongst donors, prospective students, the Salina community and beyond. The Salina campus will be looking forward to their leadership and Wildcat spirit spread throughout campus!

Parking updates for this year
Greetings from the Parking Committee at K-State Salina! We are a group of faculty, staff, and students who make recommendations to Dean Fitzsimmons regarding parking policies. You can find information about parking on the Parking Services website at
As we welcome everyone to a new year, we remind you of the following:
  • A permit is required to park on campus between the hours of 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. on weekdays. If you have not ordered a permit, please do so following the instructions on the parking website
    (Note that an SR permit is required 24 hours per day, 7 days a week to park behind Harbin and Schilling Halls in lots A-1 and A-2.)
  • Please review this year's parking regulations on the parking website, especially these changes from last year:
    • The Welcome Center front lot (B-4S) is now designated for Visitor Parking only. 
      (Students and employees may still park with a valid permit in the back B-4N Welcome Center lot or just across Scanlan Avenue in lot B-3.)
    • Visitor Parking in the College Center / Student Life Center lot (B-1 ) has been reduced to four stalls. 
      (Students and employees with a valid permit may now park anywhere in lot B-1 except for those marked Visitor stalls.)
    • Student Life Center members will be required to display an SLC permit, which is valid in the College Center / Student Life Center lot (B-1 ) AND in the Scanlan Avenue lot (B-3).
      (SLC permits will be issued only to members who are not already employees or students.)
    • Residential permits (SR) are valid behind Harbin and Schilling Halls (lots A-1 and A-2) AND in the Scanlan Avenue lot (B-3).
      (Please note that lots A-1 and A-2 are designated as SR lots, and only SR permits are allowed.)
    • There are no price change for permits or citations.
  • The parking system is self-supporting in that it receives no funding from the State of Kansas, so parking permit sales and misuse fees support the maintenance of the facilities.
If you have any questions, please contact Stephanie McDowell, acting director of fiscal services, at 
Blood Drive
K-State Salina will be having the first Red Cross Blood Drive of the year next week on Wednesday, September 2nd and Thursday, September 3rd. Signup sheets are at the entrance of the Library for everyone to sign up for an appointment. The drive will be held in a different location, STC 108 for both days. Remember, each donation can save up to 3 lives!

If you have any questions, please contact Les Kinsler, professor, at 
Clutter, your new email folder
You may have noticed that Microsoft has added a new feature to K-State's email system to help filter low-priority emails. They call this feature Clutter.

Clutter looks at what you've done in the past to determine the messages you're most likely to ignore. It then puts them in the Clutter folder in your mailbox. Just keep using email as usual and Clutter will learn which messages aren't important to you. From time to time, Clutter might get it wrong. You can move the messages incorrectly identified as clutter back to your inbox, and Clutter will take notice.

You can turn Clutter on or off any time by logging onto your K-State webmail, then:
1. Go to Settings (the gear icon) in the upper-right corner of the page.

2. Go to Options > Mail > Automatic processing > Clutter

3. Select the desired Clutter setting, then Save.

If you have any questions please contact Bill Chestnut, director of Salina information systems, at 

Leadership and Engagement in Muli-Generational Workplaces

As employee diversity in workplaces increases, there is greater need to find commonalities in order to foster effective communication and maintain productivity. Discover through a unique blend of storytelling, improvisation, and action methods how you can increase your engagement with your team or employees and improve your leadership skills. This workshop is excellent for faculty looking for new ways to engage students. Learn different methods on how you can increase your your interaction within the classroom to create a more engaging and exciting atmosphere. 

Register now by clicking here.

 If you have any questions, please contact Kirsten Zoller, events coordinator, at 

Peer tutor positions available
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!

Security Reminders
As the new school year clicks of, the K-State Salina security staff wants to remind campus of the following: 
  • You must have a current parking pass or you will be given a citation.
  • If you are parking your bike on campus, it must also have a permit. They will not cost anything. 
  • All permits can be purchased in the College Center room 209.
  • Please be aware of the campus speed limits:
    • Main roads: 20 mph
    • Parking lots: 15 mph
  • Wear your seat belts 
  • Don't leave valuables in your vehicle 
Remember that security is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Please call campus security at 785-826-2952 with any questions. 
Move In Day 2015

Welcome Wildcats! This past weekend, the residence halls welcomed back students to move into their rooms for the fall semester. Numerous faculty, staff, and RAs took time out of their day to help all the students settle in. Having all the help over the weekend allowed for a another seamless year of moving students into the halls and getting them settled for fall semester.

Kansas City Aviation Expo

This past weekend in Missouri, the Kansas City Aviation Expo was held at the Charles B Wheeler Downtown Airport, attracting large crowds to enjoy numerous aircraft displays. Of the aircraft on display, K-State Salina featured the new Bonanza G36 it recently took delivery of. A memorable highlight of the weekend were the Blue Angels who wowed the crowds with their high performance maneuvers. One of the pilots who flew in formation for the Blue Angels over the weekend was alumnus Andy Talbott '05. 

Campus Rennovation Updates

This summer has been busy as numerous building renovation projects continue all over campus.

Professional Education and Outreach facility: 
What used to be the Student Activities Center for many of K-State Salina's alumni, is now the Professional Education and Outreach facility. It is currently undergoing a major renovation, which will bring a great amount of value to K-State Salina and its students! The first change has been the name. It will now be called the new Outreach Center.
1.) The original entrance on the north side has been sealed and everyone will enter from the east. A new stucco facade will compliment upgraded windows, a planter bed, new sidewalks and new grass.
2.) The facility will house office space for professional education and outreach and campus security.
3.) Students will enjoy an updated testing center space with new computers, and those that take professional courses like CIT training and Osher will learn in a new 40-person training center classroom.
UAS Lab: 
The unmanned aircraft systems program at K-State Salina has almost doubled in enrollment every year since the bachelor's degree began. Now there is a second bachelor's focused on the engineering side of drones and a UAS minor! With the new additions in programs, it is time for expansion!
The UAS Research Lab will be getting a brand new exterior facade, with the entrance on the east side now sealed and new windows have been installed. Inside, the east end of the building used to be one open space. Walls have now gone up, dividing the area into four offices for the UAS staff/researchers and one big conference room. The lab space itself will have a new entry way with a reception desk. 

Tech Center: 
Technology Center Room 171 on the west side of the building is getting a complete overhaul and turning into a computer networking lab for mechanical engineering students. The UAS students now will have their own lab (before it was shared with UAS research staff) and this will be in Rooms 123 and 124. The wall between the two rooms has been opened into a double door frame so that students and staff can move easily between the two spaces. Currently, the flooring epoxy is being applied and there will be work benches installed for student projects.
Aviation Center: 
K-State Salina's helicopter program, through Universal Helicopters, is now located in the Aviation Center. Before, helicopter students were somewhat separated because UHI's offices were in the Tech Center. The new space, which is room 131, features two brand new offices and an open area with cubicles. There is new LED lighting, new carpet, and a new walkway out to the flight line.
Also, what used to be the Aircraft Standards Lab, room 149, is now a new computer lab for all aviation students. All the wiring is going in place, and soon there will be drywall, flooring, flat screen TV's and new computers.
Daison Batangan commissioning ceremony
August 14th marked an honorable moment in K-State Salina's history: for the first time on campus, we held a commissioning ceremony for one of our students and we couldn't be more proud to celebrate his accomplishments. Graduating senior, Daison Batangan, transitioned from a cadet in the Air Force ROTC to a second lieutenant!
Daison is from Hawaii and received a bachelor's degree in unmanned aircraft systems. He was this year's Outstanding Graduating Senior on the Salina campus, served as a resident assistant in the dorms, was a member of Phi Delta Theta, and was the Study Abroad peer tutor. Congratulations Daison, and good luck!!

Students take summer mountain flying course
Over the summer break, five instructors and nine students  flew to Colorado and northern New Mexico for the annual Mountain Flying class available as an add on option for flight training. The group took five airplanes and flew around 100 hours in just four days! Students learned about how planes operate differently in high altitudes; unique weather patterns; and distinct approaches when flying in mountainous terrain.
Manhattan admission reps visit Salina
K-State Salina welcomed Manhattan's admissions team on August 7th to check out the exciting things happening on campus. They were toured around the facilities and learned more about the programs offered here in 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.
High-five uBelong team!
Thank you to all of faculty, staff and student leaders that planned this year's uBelong event for incoming students. The day included informational rotations for students to learn about campus, lunch in the cafeteria, fun games, a snow cone truck, and more! 

A big welcome to all the new students to the Wildcat family!
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.