October 27, 2015
 Campus Events:
Tuesday, Oct. 27
Puppy Play Day | 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. | Tech Center Lawn 

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

Wednesday, Oct. 28
Decoding Disney | 12:30 - 1:30 p.m. | Tech Center 120

Pumpkin Carving | 5 - 7 p.m. | Ballou Plaza 

Rave Night  | 8 - 10 p.m. | Student Life Center

Thursday, Oct. 29
Tech-fall-ogy Fest | 4 -6 p.m. | Parking lot B

Friday, Oct. 30
Donut Friday | In the morning |College Center 208

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

Hall-o-hangar | 8 p.m. - 12 a.m. | AVM Hangar

Monday, Oct. 26
CIT Aggregate Field | 10:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. | Construction Lab
Quick Links
Aviation instructor John Dahl celebrates daughter's birth
Congratulations to aviation instructor John Dahl and wife Colleen on their newest family addition. Alison Elizabeth Rose Dahl, 8 lbs 12 oz, was born on Oct. 14 at 4:15 p.m. Welcome to the Wildcat family Alison!
Undergraduate research grants and ambassadors

The Office of Undergraduate Research & Creative Inquiry has a couple of offerings that could benefit Kansas State Polytechnic students.
1.) Undergraduate Research Ambassadors  
These are students experienced in research who will come speak to classes about how and why to get involved in research as an undergraduate. To request an OURCI Research Ambassador presentation, send an email to avos@ksu.edu  or submit a presentation request on our website. We would love the opportunity to present to your classes about the many benefits that undergraduate research can offer.
2.) OURCI Research & Travel Grants  
The Office of Undergraduate Research & Creative Inquiry awards $1,000 grants every semester, including summer, for research or travel involving research collection or presentation. The deadline to apply is November 2 for the spring semester: 
If you have any questions, please contact Kurt Barnhart, associate dean, at kurtb@ksu.edu. 
Student clubs submission for participation in Candy Canes and Airplanes
Candy Canes and Airplanes will be held Saturday, December 5 at the Salina Airport. This is a community event sponsored by Kansas State University Polytechnic Campus and the Salina Airport Authority. Families from the community will be in attendance to see Santa, look at aircraft, and see our K-State student clubs. Last year, approximately 1,000 people attended! Student groups are invited to submit a proposal to host a booth at Candy Canes and Airplanes. Your club can use this as a fundraiser or for volunteer hours. 

If your club is interested please contact Kirsten Zoller, events coordinator, at kzoller@k-state.edu or stop by the construction lab by November 6 to pick up a submission form.
"Trick-or-treat so others can eat" food drive
The Upward Bound Program would like to invite all faculty and staff to participate in our "Trick-or-Treat So Others Can Eat" event. You are welcome to bring your children to Trick-or-Treat alongside our students, staff, and volunteers while they also Trick-or-Treat for non-perishable food items and/or canned goods. All of our students will be dressed in their costumes as well as some staff and volunteers, so we welcome you and your children to wear your costume as well. 

The event will be held on October 31, from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. 

High school students participating in the Kansas State University Polytechnic Campus Upward Bound Program will be going door to door in the Salina neighborhoods asking for non-perishable food items and/or canned goods instead of traditional candy. These items will be donated to the Salina Emergency Food Bank. The Upward Bound students and staff are hoping to make "Trick-or Treat So Others Can Eat" a successful event this year. 
Please note: The Upward Bound Program will be accepting donations in front of the Ohio Street and Planet Avenue Dillon's grocery store. 

For more Information please contact Monshonda Booker, Upward Bound director, at mtbooker@ksu.edu or 785-826-2988.  
Kansas State Polytechnic Mountain Bike Club
We can now add mountain biking to the list of our student clubs on campus! The Kansas State Polytechnic Mountain Bike Club already has 25 members and has been frequenting trails across the state.

Check out mechanical engineering technology student, Mitch Domina, in the bottom photo...he designed and manufactured the adapters that mount the four brake levers to his bike using a 3D scanner. 

For an innovative and fun experience, contact club advisor, Stephen Ley, at sley@k-state.edu or 785-826-2979.
Partners Kansas State Polytechnic and Westar Energy cut the ribbon on one of the largest enclosed flight facilities for UAS in the nation
Our unmanned aircraft systems flying pavilion is officially open!

Thank you to everyone that attended the ribbon-cutting ceremony on Oct. 21. There was an excellent turnout of about 75 community members, students, alumni, faculty, staff and employees from Westar Energy, our partners on the project. This facility will take UAS to the next level in education and research. 
Polytechnic Celebration Day!
Our students, faculty and staff honored the campus's new identity this past Wednesday with a Polytechnic Party! Everyone was treated to brand new T-shirts and Call Hall purple ice cream. We always say the experience matters, and this was quite the celebration!

If any faculty, staff or student did not get a Polytechnic T-Shirt, please stop by the communications & marketing office in the Welcome Center to get one! 
Kansas State Polytechnic's Alexander uses sabbatical to improve aviation safety standards in Belize
With aviation safety standards in Belize trailing behind many other countries across the globe, a professor at the Kansas State University Polytechnic Campus devoted her yearlong sabbatical to assisting the country in advancing its aviation safety process.

Raylene Alexander hosted a public presentation about her time in Belize this past Friday, in the College Center to a group of students and peers. 

Alexander, a member of the Kansas State Polytechnic aviation department since 2006, spent one year working for the Belize Department of Civil Aviation, which is similar to the Federal Aviation Administration in the U.S. She first heard about the possibility of the job from a former student who had spent time in the country and discovered its aviation industry was in desperate need of technically trained people.

Alexander arrived in Belize in July 2014 and was assigned with improving the Belize Department of Civil Aviation's state safety program. The program is governed by the International Civil Aviation Organization, which develops global international standards and recommended practices for aviation. Belize was having difficulty getting its state safety program established and looking for assistance.

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 Professional Education & Outreach!
Congratulations to Professional Education & Outreach!  The Testing Center passed the annual FAA audit.  This is great news for our students.  Well done!
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:
 VETERANS - The VFW and Sports Clips is offering scholarships of up to $5,000 for the spring semester 2016. DEADLINE: November 15th. http://www.vfw.org/Scholarship/

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 http://www.awam.org/scholarships

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.  www.awam.org

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.  https://www.naraaircraft.com/scholarship

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.   http://www.nbaa.org/prodev/scholarships/

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: http://www.ninety-nines.org/index.cfm/Fly_Now.htm

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: http://www.ninety-nines.org/index.cfm/scholarships.htm

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

8. UAA Janice Barden Aviation Scholarship. $1,000 scholarship to a sophomore or higher student majoring in an aviation-related program. Must have 3.0 gpa or better. DEADLINE: October 30th.  https://www.nbaa.org/prodev/scholarships/barden/

9.  The National Air Transportation Association is offering a $2,500 scholarship to a student for the purpose of initial or primary flight training. Must have a 3.0 gpa, and residents of KS, MO and Illinois are given preference. DEADLINE: November 27th. 

10.  Women in Aviation is offering a variety of scholarships that range from $800 to $35,000. Must be a member of WAI by November 2nd to apply for the scholarships. DEADLINE: NOVEMBER 16th. 

11.  Helicopter Foundation International is offering scholarships up to $5,000 to helicopter students. DEADLINE: November 30th.  

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