September 22, 2015
 Campus Events:
Tuesday, Sept. 22
Student Governing Association Meeting | 8:30 - 10 p.m. | CCCR

Wednesday, Sept. 23
Movie Night | 7:30 p.m. | Salina Central 10 Theaters

Thursday, Sept. 24
Salina Chamber of Commerce After Hours | 5-7 p.m. in the CCCR

Friday, Sept. 25
Donut Friday | in the morning- College Center 208

Monday, Sept. 28
State of the University Address: Salina | 9 - 10 a.m. | CCCR
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K-State begins formal process to change Salina campus name
Kansas State University has begun the formal process of changing the Salina campus's name to Kansas State University Polytechnic Campus. The change was presented on Sept. 16 at the Kansas Board of Regents meeting and was discussed and approved by the Council of Chief Academic Officers. The next step in the process will occur in October when the proposal is presented to the Council of Presidents and the Board of Regents.

This proposal is a culmination of two years worth of work. It incorporates elements from discussions and recommendations gathered from members of CCOP, CAPC, faculty, unclassified professionals, university support staff, students, campus advisory board members, high school and community college admission counselors, alumni and campus industry partners. 

The Salina campus has been teaching more than just theory in the classroom for 50 years - our students learn by doing and the polytechnic name reflects our true identity.

Look for a "Poly Q and A of the Day" on our social media pages to help answer the common questions that have arose since the change was initiated. Also, please visit this website for other frequently asked questions: Link
2015 fall shred day
An annual Fall Shred Day is sponsored on the K-State Salina campus to properly dispose of university paper records.  The 2015 Fall Shred Day collection will be 8:30-11 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 6, in the service and delivery area behind the Technology Center building.  Departments can place paper documents with personal identity information - Social Security numbers, birth dates, credit card numbers, etc. - in bags or boxes and deliver to the collection area.  Please do not leave the materials to be shredded unattended.

Documents for shredding include: Scantron forms; greenbar grade sheets; rosters printed from K-State Online, kSIS, SIS, etc.; papers with personal identity information; data with credit card information; personnel files; and more. Papers can be left in ring binders, file folders and hanging file folders for shredding. All paper must be dry. For a quick look at retention of documents:
* Personnel records should be retained for the entire time the employee is active and then five years after termination.
* Appointment records: Classified, unclassified, hourly and graduate student appointment and termination records (PER-38, PER-39, PER 40, PER-41, PER-42); conditional appointment agreement; I-9 employment eligibility form 5AT/D.
* Time and leave records: Classified, unclassified, student, and hourly time-worked and leave-used records 5/D.

To determine which records can be included, please refer to the university's records retention policy and schedule, PPM Chapter 3090. If you have any questions about the retention length of records, please contact university archivist Cliff Hight at or 785-532-3420.

What happens to the paper once it leaves campus? All paper is shred to one-half inch particulate size, then mixed and tumbled and eventually compressed under 70,000 pounds of pressure into paper bales. The bales are transported to a paper mill and recycled into other paper goods. For more information about this event, contact:
* Salina campus:  Information Systems, 785-826-2666

Shred day is made possible with the help from the Information Technology Assistance Center on the Manhattan Campus.
Salina Smoky Hill Museum parade
All students, faculty and staff are invited to participate in the Smoky Hill Museum street parade on Saturday, Sep. 26 from 9 - 11 a.m.. This is a well attended event by the Salina community, where last year 4,000 people came out to enjoy the festivities. 

K-State Salina will be pulling Baja club and UAS trailers in the parade. If you are interested in walking with the group during the parade, please contact one the following:
  • Dustin Keiswetter,
  • Trevor Witt,
  • Raju Dandu,

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 
Girls in aviation day
This year WAI (Women in Aviation, International) is hosting an international "Girls in Aviation Day" where chapters across the nation and internationally are hosting programs to introduce young ladies (ages 8-16) to aviation. The K-State Salina WAI chapter is also going to host a free event from 9 a.m. -12 p.m. on Saturday, September 26 where they will tour the girls around campus, conduct aviation activities and hear from women aviators in the industry.  

Date: Saturday, September 26, 2015

Time: 9:00 am to 12:00 pm

Location: Aviation Center, K-State Salina, 2310 Centennial Road, Salina, KS

Cost: Free!
Unmanned aircraft systems flight pavilion begins construction
A new structure is going up on campus to the south of the unmanned aircraft systems lab that will allow our UAS students to participate in flight operations. In conjunction with Westar Energy, a flight pavilion is being constructed with 50 foot poles, wiring and netting. The space will be 200 feet by 300 feet. 

Because the outside structure is enclosed by a net, our UAS students will get practice flying unmanned systems while experiencing real flying factors and conditions. 

The structure will continue to be built the next couple of weeks and an official ribbon cutting ceremony will be held on Wednesday, Oct. 21 at 3:30 p.m.

K-State Salina AAAE chapter created
This past week, K-State Salina's newest club was formed on campus. The airport management students have started the first American Association of Airport Executives (AAAE) collegiate club chapter in the state of Kansas! As members, students will be touring numerous airport facilities; learning from executives about current industry problems, working toward attending the Loretta Scott training academy that will help them pass the certified member exam and to attend regional conferences.

Meetings will be held every 3rd Wednesday of the month at 7 p.m. in Building 820. 

If you have any questions would like to join, please contact Elizabeth Nelson, president, at 

K-State Salina representing at several events
This past weekend, K-State Salina was represented in Manhattan, Great Bend, Olathe and Albuquerque at a variety of events. Thanks to our staff and students who went to the Great Bend Air Show, the Air Associates Airport Fun Day & the Fall College Fair at the University of New Mexico. Also, at the Saturday football game, it was great to see alums Tom Karcz & Cody Honeyman!

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 staff and students at weekend events!
A big thank you to our staff and students who went out into the community this weekend to represent K-State Salina at the flying events and college fairs. I appreciate your dedication to spreading purple pride and community awareness! 
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:
1. The Non-Traditional and Veterans Office in Manhattan is offering a $1000 scholarship to full-time, undergraduate students who are military veterans. DEADLINE: October 15, 2015.
Engineering Technology

Engineering Technology
1. The Xerox Minority scholarship awards out $1,000-$10,000 in scholarships to minority students enrolled in a technical or engineering discipline (must have 3.0 GPA). DEADLINE: September 30th.

Aviation Scholarships
1. The Association for Women Aviation (AWAM) are now offering scholarships for students in a variety of aviation fields. These scholarships are for both male and female college students majoring in an aviation field. DEADLINE: December 1, 2015

2. AVIATION MAINTENANCE - Scholarships are being offered to students studying in aviation maintenance from the Association for Women in Aviation Maintenance. Men and women can apply. DEADLINE: December 1, 2015.

3. 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.

4.  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.

5. 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.

6. 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.

7. 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.