September 1, 2015
 Campus Events:
Tuesday, Sept. 1
SGA ice cream social | 7:30 - 8:30 p.m. | CCCR

Student Governing Association Meeting | 8:30 - 10 p.m. | CCCR

Wednesday, Sept. 2
Student Support Services orientation| 6:30 - 8 p.m. | CCCR

Silent Library event | 8 - 10 p.m. | K-State Salina library 

Thursday, Sept. 3
Ameriserve Tailgate | 4:45 - 6:30 p.m. | Thaemert Softball Field

Faculty/ Staff vs. Students softball game | 6 - 7 p.m. | Thaemert Softball Field

Otakats movie | 7:30 - 11:45 p.m. | CCCR

Friday, Sept. 4
Donut Friday | in the morning- College Center 208

KGB LAN party | 6 - 11:45 p.m. | CCCR

Saturday, Sept. 5
KSU Football vs. South Dakota 
| 6 - 10 p.m. | Bill Snyder Family Stadium

Monday, Sept. 7
LABOR DAY | No Classes

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Meet new admissions rep Kris Grinter

Tell us a little bit about yourself.
I am a two-time K-State alumnus and bleed purple! I graduated from the Manhattan campus with my bachelor's and master's degree in family studies and human services. Originally, I'm from Kansas City but I've lived in Manhattan for close to 8 years, so I feel like a local. Before I made it to K-State Salina, I worked as a graduate teaching assistant while I finished my master's degree.

Give us a description of what your job at K-State Salina entails.
As an admissions representative, part of my job is to help potential students determine that K-State Salina is the perfect fit for their academic and career goals. We have many fantastic and nationally ranked programs that speak for themselves. Another part of my job is making potential students feel as though they are already part of the K-State family. And while it seems too simple to be possible, just showing campus visitors our brilliant faculty, helpful staff and friendly students really does sell students (and parents!) on K-State Salina, so I have to give it up to everyone on campus for making my job so easy!

What do you enjoy doing during your free time? What are your hobbies?
I enjoy reading, especially when it's a series that a movie or TV series is based on. Right now, I'm reading The Strain series, which is great! I also enjoy watching movies. Comedies are best, as I love quoting them with my family and friends. Traveling and eating new and exciting food is another big hobby of mine. I made it to Seattle, Chicago and Hawaii this year and those cities gave me several different types of food experiences, from food trucks to poke and poi!
If you could have dinner with anyone famous, who would it be and what would you eat?
It would be Stephen Colbert, and we would eat a feast of Lord of the Rings inspired food (Lembas bread and po-ta-toes anyone?), and then we would finish dinner off with Stephen's signature AmeriCone Dream ice cream!
If you could hop in one of our airplanes and have a student fly you anywhere, where would you go?
I would very eagerly hop in the plane and fly to New York! The energy, the culture, the history and the diversity have always interested me and I would be there in a heartbeat if given the opportunity!

You are a part of the K-State family now. What are you most looking forward to?
I have been a part of the K-State family for several years but being welcomed to the K-State Salina family has been amazing. All of the students, faculty and staff that I have met have made me feel so welcome and accepted, and I wouldn't change it for anything!
Blood Drive
K-State Salina will be having the first Red Cross Blood Drive of the year on Wednesday, September 2 and Thursday, September 3. 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, Tech Center 108, for both days. Remember, each donation can save up to 3 lives!

If you have any questions, please contact Les Kinsler, professor, at 
Interview workshop
K-State Salina will be hosting a Career Employment Services workshop on Sept. 3 at 4 p.m. that will help students with their interview skills.

The workshop will be held in the Welcome Center classroom, and will benefit all students who are interested in learning how to ace their interviews when they start applying for jobs after college. 

Come learn from industry experts themselves on what they look for when conducting an interview and how to make yourself stand out!
If you have any questions, please contact Erica Chapel, administrative specialist, at 
Campus Writing Center is now open
The K-State Salina Writing Center is open for business in Tech Center 102! 

Tutoring hours:
*Monday 8:30-12:00
*Tuesday 8:30-3:00
*Wednesday 8:00-3:00
*Thursday 8:30-3:00
*Friday 8:30-12:00

Please sign up for tutoring appointments at
Additional writing center services and helpful links are available at our website:

An online tutorial is also available at our website, showing how to register for  appointments on MyWCOnline and how to use Writer's Workbench, writing analysis software available on all K-State Salina computers.

If you have any questions, please contact Kaleen Knopp, writing center director, 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!

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 

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 
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. 
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. 

The workshop will be held on Wednesday, September 16th  from 9:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. in the College Center Conference Room. 

Register now by clicking here.

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

Campus featured in special edition of Salina Journal for 50th anniversary
As the K-State Salina campus continues to celebrate 50 years of education, a special insert dedicated to the
golden anniversary was published in the Salina Journal on August 30. Within the 8-page spread was three stories, a timeline from 1965-2015, and special advertisements from our industry partners.

The stories covered the topics of our family/community atmosphere which is strengthened by professional advising, the Comprehensive Experience and Student Support Services; the exclusive education we offer with examples of UAS and the Kansas State University Bulk Solids Innovation Center; and alumni spotlights on several graduates.

If you would like to have a copy of the special K-State Salina edition, please contact Julee Cobb, communications coordinator, at 785-826-2642.

Wildcat Welcome Weeks introduce new students to 
K-State Salina

With the start of a brand new school year, we understand that moving to a new environment can be intimidating, and sometimes it can be hard to make friends or get connected. Enter: the Wildcat Welcome Weeks.

For the first three weeks of school, K-State Salina's programming board has put together events happening on campus and off for all students to interact. Activities like paintball, bowling, the color war, mud volleyball, movies, and free lunches and dinners have given students the opportunity to meet each other, build Wildcat spirit and morale and feel more comfortable on campus.

Look for more events this week and next like Silent Library, the faculty/staff vs. students softball game, skating and the study abroad fair to get connected and have fun.
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.

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 Patricia Ackerman!
Congratulations to Dr. Patricia Ackerman, another award-winning faculty member from our Salina campus, for being honored by the WILLA Literary Awards. She has been named a finalist in the Scholarly Nonfiction category for her book "Marymount College of Kansas: A History." Please join me in congratulating her!
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.