January 19, 2016
 Campus Events:
 Tuesday, Jan. 19

SLC Game Night | 7 - 9 p.m. | Student Life Center

Wednesday, Jan. 20
CTI QC/QA Concrete Spec/ CTB | 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. | Construction Lab 

Healthcare Outreach booth | 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. | Tech Center Lobby 

Movie Night | 7 p.m. | AMC Theaters Salina 

Thursday, Jan. 21
QC/ QA Concrete Spec/ CTB | 8 a.m. - 3 p.m. | Construction Lab 

Nitro Bowling | 9 p.m. | All Star Lanes 

Friday, Jan. 22
CIT Recertification Exam | 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. | Construction Lab

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

Monday, Jan. 25
Diversity Tea | 2 - 4:30 p.m. | CCCR
Quick Links
Spring 2016 book club challenge
Are you ready to ACCEPT THE CHALLENGE?

This semester, grab your read list in the library to try and achieve twenty prompts and twenty books all within one semester. Winners who read the most will receive prizes, and all participants will be invited to attend the awards ceremony at the end of the semester. 

Click here for more information. If you have any questions, please contact Katherine Jones, assistant professor, at kathjones@k-state.edu. 

Students, faculty, and staff are encouraged to participate, discuss and win! 
Zoom for telephone conference calling
Our basic campus phone system allows call conferencing for a maximum of three locations.  If you need more, you can use Zoom call conferencing for no additional costs or fees.

1.  Set up the meeting by signing in with your eID at www.connect.ksu.edu, and select Zoom - Video Conf > Host Meeting > Schedule a Meeting

2.  Set date, time, etc.  Set Host and Participant Video to Off. Set Audio Options - Both.  Recommended Meeting Options - Use Personal Meeting ID xxx-xxx-xxxx.   Clicking "Schedule" saves and displays the Manage page.

3.  On the Manage page, select "Copy the invitation".  Copy-paste the invitation text to an email to send to those who will join the meeting.  The text includes date, time, the phone number to call and the Meeting ID number used to join the meeting.

4.  To join the meeting, go to a phone and call the phone number from step 3.  You'll then be asked for the meeting ID number.  You'll be notified if you're the first in the meeting, or if others are already present.

If you have any questions, please contact Bill Chestnut, information systems, at issal@ksu.edu. 
Richard Zajac awarded Marchbanks Memorial Award
Congratulations to physics professor, Richard Zajac, for winning the 2015 Marchbanks Memorial Award for Teaching Excellence! He has been with the polytechnic campus for 20 years. Read about Dr. Zajac's life and career here. 
Teen Women in Science and Technology (TWIST)
This is what we call girl power! Around 300 young women from 24 different Kansas high schools were on campus recently for Teen Women in Science and Technology (TWIST). They learned about a variety of careers, such as chemistry, food science, aviation, pharmacy, chiropractic medicine and zoo vet med.
Thank you to each of the participating schools and thanks to our featured speaker, Hannah Stambaugh, director of emergency management for Saline County. We're excited about the future of women in science and technology fields!

UAS student represents in Washington, D.C. 
UAS junior, Trevor Witt, represented our campus and the UAS program in Washington, D.C. recently at the University Aviation Association's "Aviation Policy Seminar." Trevor got to meet with members of Congress and leaders in the FAA and NTSB. Well done Trevor!
Jimmy Splichal awarded McArthur Family Faculty Fellow Award
Congratulations to Jimmy Splichal, an aviation faculty member for 15 years and a 23-year veteran of the U.S. Army, for being awarded the campus's Rex McArthur Family Faculty Fellow Award for 2015!
Read more about Mr. Splichal's life and career here.

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 Bill Genereux!
Congratulations to Bill Genereux for a great presentation at Salina Noon Rotary this month.  Bill presented a positive image for the Polytechnic Campus.  Thank you!
High-five to Tim Bower!
Congratulations to Tim Bower for having his article "Introducing Robotics Programming to Beginning Students" accepted for publication in the IEEE Robotics and Automation Magazine.  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:

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.

All Students:
February 1st - Deadline for applying for K-State scholarships for Fall 2016/Spring 2017.  https://apply.k-state.edu/app/open/SFALanding_open.action

March 1st - Priority date for applying for federal financial aid (Pell Grants/student loans/work-study)  www.fafsa.ed.gov 
Study Abroad Scholarships
1.  STUDY ABROAD -(Summer/Fall 2016 semester) - Two K-State Polytechnic students were awarded this particular scholarship for the Spring 2016 semester and will be studying in Japan. The application is open again for students who want to study abroad in Summer or Fall 2016.

What is the Gilman Scholarship?
The Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship offers financial assistance to U.S. Pell Grant recipients who plan to study abroad during their undergraduate degree programs. The aim of the award is to diversify the kinds of students who study abroad and the countries they go to. The Gilman Scholarship offers substantial aid to students who would otherwise be unable to study abroad due to financial constraints or are from under-represented backgrounds.
You are highly encouraged to apply if you are a first-generation college student, studying an under-represented study abroad field such as Science and Engineering, studying in a non-traditional destination, a student with a diverse ethnic background, a non-traditional student, a student with a disability, or if you have high financial need.
K-State students can receive award amounts of up to $5,000 (a select few students can receive an additional $3,000 for study of a critical needs language, like Chinese, Arabic, or Japanese).
The final deadline to apply online is March 1, 2016 for summer or fall programs abroad.  Questions? Email bholliday@ksu.edu to learn more about this prestigious scholarship and how to get started.

1.  Flint Hills Veterans Coalition scholarship - The Non-traditional and Veteran Student Services department is offering scholarships to veterans. Must be enrolled full-time. DEADLINE: February 1.  $1000 scholarship for the Spring 2016 semester. http://www.k-state.edu/nontrad/scholarships/militaryscholarships/

2.  LTG Richard J. Seitz Veteran Scholarship - The Non-traditional and Veteran Student Services department is offering scholarships to veterans. Must be enrolled full-time. DEADLINE:  March 1st.  $2000 scholarship for the 2016-2017 year.  http://www.k-state.edu/nontrad/scholarships/militaryscholarships/

3. Scholarships for Military Children - Children of active duty, reserve/guard or retired military commissary customers are eligible to apply for a $2000 scholarship. Must have a minimum 3.0 gpa. DEADLINE: February 12.   http://www.militaryscholar.org/sfmc/index.html

Freshmen/Sophomore students:
1.  The Jimmy Rane Foundation is offering scholarships to freshman and sophomores who are not older than 20 years old as of August 1, 2016. Need to have at least a 2.75 gpa. DEADLINE: February 4.  http://www.jimmyranefoundation.org/

Hispanic students:
1.  The Hispanic Scholarship opens for applications on January 1.  DEADLINE:  March 30th.  www.HSF.net
Aviation Scholarships
1.  AVIATION MAINTENANCE students - Northrop Rice Foundation is offering a variety of scholarships to aviation maintenance students. DEADLINE: January 31st  http://www.northropricefoundation.org/index.php/scholarships

2. The $1,500 Bob Stuart Memorial Scholarship is open to Missouri residents pursuing an aviation related career. DEADLINE: February 15.  http://www.mama-mosac.com/bobstuartscholarship.htm
Engineering Technology Scholarships
1.  FEMALE ENGINEERING STUDENTS - The Society of Women Engineers scholarship is open to female engineering students who are of sophomore status or greater. DEADLINE: February 15.  http://societyofwomenengineers.swe.org/scholarships

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 ejr@ksu.edu, 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 ejr@ksu.edu for immediate posting.