December 8, 2015
 Campus Events:
Tuesday, Dec. 8
CIT Aggregate Field | 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. | Construction Lab

Stress Free Week - Throwback Field Day | 7 - 9 p.m. | SLC

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

Wednesday, Dec. 9
Stress Free Week - Campus Holiday Party | 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. | CCCR

CIT Aggregate Field | 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. | Construction Lab 

Aviation Instructor Candidate Presentation | 1:25 p.m. | Stevens Flight Center Room 140

Technical Writing Instructor Candidate Presentation | 3:00 p.m. | Tech Center 118

Textron Day | 1:30 - 3:00 p.m. | College Center Conference Room

Library Social Night | 6 - 9 p.m. | Library

Thursday, Dec. 10
Stress Free Week - Comedian and Waffles | 8 - 10 p.m. | K-State Cafe 

CIT Nuclear Gauge | 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. | Construction Lab

Friday, Dec. 11
Donut Friday | Morning | College Center 208

CIT Nuclear Gauge | 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. | Construction Lab

Stress Free Week - Donuts and Massages | 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. | Tech Center Lobby 

Commencement Rehearsal | 1 - 2 p.m. | SLC

Faculty & Professional Staff Meeting | 3:30 - 5 p.m. | Tech Ctr. 118

Fall Commencement | 7 - 8 p.m. | SLC

Monday, Dec. 14
CIT Soils Fields | 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. | Construction Lab
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Editor's Note: The Wildcat Weekly will be published on Dec. 8 and 15 and will resume its regular schedule on Jan. 19, 2016.
Fall 2015 Commencement
This Friday, Kansas State Polytechnic will be celebrating nearly 50 graduates for their academic achievement during Fall 2015 Commencement. The ceremony will take place in the Student Life Center from 7 - 8 p.m.

Below is the schedule for Fall Commencement Friday, Dec. 11: 

*1:00 p.m. - Commencement Rehearsal | Student Life Center 

*6:15 p.m. - Graduates assemble in the College Center Conference Room with cap, gown and tassel. Be prepared to pose for a class photo.

*6:45 p.m. - Faculty walking in the ceremony assemble near free weights in the Student Life Center. Platform party gathered at CCCR needs to walk over to the SLC and line-up per Kirsten Zoller's order.

*7:00 p.m. - Commencement Begins | Student Life Center

There will be a reception immediately following the ceremony.  Please stop by and visit with the graduates and their families.

If you have any questions, please contact Kathy Sanders, registrar, at 
Learn about future careers at 'Textron Day'

Interested in an internship or career with a multi-industry company?

Textron is a multi-industry company with around 34,000 employees. They offer around 400+ Internships each year and are always looking for great candidates in aviation, business and engineering. On Dec. 9, stop by the CCCR at 1:30 p.m. to meet Textron hiring managers and listen to the opportunities they have available to you. Dress to impress because there is the potential you could have an interview with them the following day.

For questions, contact Erica Chapel in career services, at or (785) 826-2674.

Introduction to Gerontology course offered for spring semester
Looking for a Spring Elective? Enroll in Introduction to Gerontology! It's different, relevant and opens the door to career opportunities!
Did you know that by the year 2050 those 65 and older will make up 21% of our population? Today a person turns 65 approximately every seven seconds!  Every segment of society - from food to healthcare, housing to clothing, entertainment to business, social services to technology - will feel the effect of our aging population. 

Ready yourself for the opportunity and enroll in Introduction to Gerontology. GERON 315 will be offered in the spring on Wednesday nights at 5:30.  The course offers an overview of the social, physical, financial and psychological changes that accompany the aging process and will help you see the connection between your field of study and aging. The course includes an aging simulation, field trips to aging service organizations and opportunities to hear the older adult perspective on course topics and current events.  

If you have any questions or would like more information about the course, contact Stephanie Gfeller at or 785-532-5945.

Paid student research job available
The campus is seeking a research assistant to assist in fulfillment of deliverables for the FAA Assure A.5 research grant. The research grant is related to generation of recommendations to define standards for the maintenance, modification, repair, inspection, and training of maintenance and FAA personnel for unmanned aircraft systems. There is one position to be filled.

Required Qualifications:
-Enrolled in a UAS or AVM degree or minor program
-Able to work a minimum of 10-15 hours per week

Pay: $10/HR

If interested, submit a cover letter, resume, proof of GPA and professional references to Stephen Ley at

Full job description here. 

Economic project display in Tech Center lobby
As the end of another semester nears, Dr. Siny Joseph's micro and macro economic classes have worked hard on their group projects researching relevant classroom topics in the outside world. In the Tech Center lobby within the display case to the left of the library entrance is an exhibit of some exemplary projects that were completed by student groups. 

The projects on display include:

1. A Comparison of Kansas State University Dormitory Costs at Manhattan and Salina by Cal Fletcher, Bri Graham and Christopher Stewart.

2. An Analysis of the Cost of Gaming Over the Years by Toby Tracy, Corey Garone, Matthew Zilkie and Ryan Zoller.

3. An Analysis of the Change in Prices of Common Grocery Items for the Past Six Weeks by Aubrey Burns.

4. Evaluation of Flight Costs Versus Tuition at Kansas State Polytechnic from 2013-2016 by Tyler Krich.

5. An Analysis of the Morgan Silver Dollar Market by Brian Edwards.

If you have any questions, please contact Dr. Siny Joseph, assistant professor, at 
SGA hosting campus wide holiday party

On Wednesday, Dec. 9, SGA is sponsoring a campus wide holiday party to be held in the Technology Center lobby from 11a.m. to 1p.m. for students, faculty & staff.

There will be the lighting of a Christmas tree, a potluck lunch, and ornament craft making!

If you would like to bring a dish for the potluck lunch, please sign up in TC 109 by Monday, Dec. 7.

PLEASE NOTE: Meats are already provided.

Candy Canes and Airplanes
Thank you to everyone that made Saturday's Candy Canes and Airplanes a success! Within 20 minutes of the event starting, we already had more than 500 people in attendance and throughout the day we welcomed a crowd of nearly 1,000 guests. We hope everyone had a great time taking photos with Santa, making festive crafts, and eating delicious treats. 

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 everyone that helped with Candy Canes & Airplanes!
A very BIG congratulations and thanks to everyone who helped plan, execute and clean up the Candy Canes and Airplanes event this past Saturday.  This is the first year Kansas State Polytechnic was completely in charge of the event.  We had over 1000 guests and from all of the laughter and smiling faces, you could tell everyone had a great time. All of the student clubs had great activities and the weather was perfect! Thanks to everyone for another very successful event.
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:

Employee Tuition Assistance and Spouse/ Dependent Grant
1.  Employee Tuition Assistance 

Award amount is for tuition only in a K-State course for up to 3 credit hours per term. 

The maximum award amount will not exceed the value of 3 hours at the in-state Manhattan/Salina tuition rate (ie. Campus fees, other institutional fees, etc. are the responsibility of the employee). 

2. Spouse/Dependent Grants (Available in fall and spring semesters only. Not available in the summer.)

For dependents with a primary career of undergraduate (full time requirement), the amount of the Dependent/Spouse Tuition Grant award for that semester will equal 7 credit hours at the applicable tuition rate. 

For dependents with a primary career of graduate or veterinary medicine, the amount of the Dependent/Spouse Tuition Grant award for the semester will be equal to 1, 2, or 3 credit hours at the applicable tuition rate. The maximum of 3 credit hours of tuition rate will be awarded to students enrolled in a total of 3 or more credit hours for the semester.

For spouses with a primary career of undergraduate, graduate, or veterinary medicine, the amount of the Dependent/Spouse Tuition Grant award for the semester will be equal to 1, 2, or 3 credit hours at the applicable tuition rate. The maximum of 3 credit hours of tuition rate will be awarded to students enrolled in a total of 3 or more credit hours for the semester.
Aviation Scholarships
1. 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.

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

3. The International Council of Air Shows Foundation is offering a variety of scholarship to students majoring in aviation. DEADLINE: December 31.

4. National Air Transportation is offering a $1,000 scholarship to a sophomore or junior aviation major with a 3.0 or better gpa. DEADLINE: December 25. 

5. Airports Council International - North American is offering three $2,500 scholarships to students majoring in airport management. DEADLINE: December 15th.

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.