January 26, 2016
 Campus Events:
 Tuesday, Jan. 26
Student Governing Association | 8:30 - 10:30 p.m. | CCCR

CIT Inspection Classes | 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. | CCCR

CIT Aggregate Lab | 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. | Construction Lab

Wednesday, Jan. 27
Alice Training | 3 - 5 p.m. | Tech Center 118 

CIT Inspection Lab | 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. | CCCR

CIT Aggregate Lab | 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. | Construction Lab

Thursday, Jan. 28
Alice Training | 9 - 10:30 a.m. | Tech Center 118

Christian Praise Night | 7 - 8 p.m. | Cafeteria

CIT Inspection Classes | 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. | CCCR

CIT Aggregate Lab | 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. | Construction Lab

Friday, Jan. 29
CIT Re-certification Exam | 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. | CCCR

Monday, Feb. 1
CIT Aggregate Field | 10:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. | Construction Lab
Quick Links
EOF funding packets
It's that time of year again to begin reviewing the Educational Opportunity Fund (EOF) packets.  If you are looking for some funds to help with an educational opportunity for students that fit the criteria below, feel free to submit an EOF packet to SGA Vice President Ian Bonsall at ibonsall14@k-state.edu. Upon receiving your submission, the EOF committee will review it and get back to you regarding your allocation. 

Submission for Spring 2016 allocations is due by Friday March 11, 2016 no later than 4:00pm to the SGA office in College Center 112. You can download the application here.

Use of EOF is limited to the following purposes:

a.      Academic scholarships and fellowships for both graduate and undergraduate students.
b.      Need-based grants, including awards to students with special expenses, or groups of students who have              been historically under-represented in higher education.
c.      Salaries or grants for students participating in public and community service programs.
d.      Salaries for students employed in campus student services programs.

If you have any questions, please contact Ian Bonsall, SGA vice president, at ibonsall14@k-state.edu. 
Chili cook-off
It's time to show off your cooking skills!

All students, staff and faculty are encouraged to participate in the Student Support Services annual chili cook-off. Contestants can enter these three categories:
  • Tickly your Taste Buds (mild)
  • Warm 'N Fuzzy (medium)
  • Melt Your Face Off (hot)

Please fill out the registration form  here to name your chili and select the category you'd like to enter. Return the form to Jess Simpson, director of Student Support Services, in the College Center, room 208, by Feb. 10.


 

Consider giving blood
Did you know one person's donation of blood can save up to three lives?

Please consider participating in the upcoming campus blood drive Jan. 27 and 28. Sign up sheets are in the library and the donation site will be next to the vending machines in the Tech Center.

If you have any questions, please contact professor Les Kinsler at kinsmo@ksu.,edu. 

Late night resume madness
Get a quick resume critique before the upcoming Networking Fair.

Stop by the library on Monday, Feb. 15 from 7 to 9 pm in the Library Community Room to put some last minute touches on your resume. 

If you have any questions, contact Erica Chapel at ejr@ksu.edu. 
Networking fair prep courses
All students are invited to learn how to succeed when talking with different employers at the campus Networking Fair.

Join Career Services on Wednesday, Feb. 10 from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. in Tech Center 120, or from 4 to 5 p.m. in Technology Center 105.

If you have any questions, please contact Erica Chapel at ejr@ksu.edu. 
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! 
Inaugural bulk solids short courses offered this week
The Kansas State University Bulk Solids Innovation Center began its first set of short courses Tuesday to members of the industry, offering information on the processing and handling of bulk solids as well as hands-on demonstrations. More than 30 men and women from across the country are participating in the classes that run through Friday afternoon. 

This is the first of many courses to be offered at the center. The next professional development class is in March. 

UAS multirotor hobbyist course draws 26 students
The UAS program has officially offered its first instructional course to hobbyists. 

On Jan. 23, 26 students ranging from 8 years old to about 70 gathered in the College Center conference room for unmanned ground school. Taught by UAS acting program manager, Kurt Carraway, participants spent two hours learning about FAA rules and regulations and safety. Then, they went outside to the flying pavilion for one-on-one instruction from both UAS staff and students on how to operate their aircraft.

The UAS program is continuing to examine ways to help novice flyers with instruction and hopes to offer more one-day classes in the future.


A high-five is one of the most recognizable ways two people can share excitement or celebrate a job well done. Kansas State Polytechnic's CEO and Dean Verna Fitzsimmons awards her high-five each week to honor faculty, staff and students for their dedication to the university.
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High-five to Kris Grinter!
High-five and congratulations to our admissions rep, Kris Grinter!  We have received multiple compliments on his presentation and representation of our campus from perspective students and their families.  We are all appreciative of his work in helping perspective students find Kansas State Polytechnic a place they want to study. When you see Kris, thank him for his dedication and good work!
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
http://www.k-state.edu/sfa/forms/eta.pdf 

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.)

http://www.k-state.edu/sfa/forms/dsg.pdf

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 

Students who are single parents: 
1.  The Non-Traditional and Veteran Student Services office is offering a $1,000 scholarship to a single parent who is enrolled full-time. DEADLINE: March 1. For application form, go to Room 105 of the Welcome Center.

Students living in northwest or north central Kansas:
1.   The Nex-Generation Scholarship is awarding ten $1,000 scholarships. Must be full-time who lives in northwest or north central Kansas. DEADLINE: March 1.  https://www.nex-tech.com/About/Community/Nex-Generation.aspx
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.

Veterans:
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.  The Captain Jason Dahl Fund is offering a scholarship to a full-time student majoring in aviation. DEADLINE: March 31. http://dahlfund.org/?page_id=389

2.  The American Association of Airport Executives is offering a number of scholarships for students majoring in aviation related fields. DEADLINE: March 31. http://www.aaae.org/aaae/AAAEMemberResponsive/About_AAAE/AAAE_Foundation/Scholarship_Details.aspx

3.  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

4. 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. National Society of Professional Engineers is offering a number of scholarships for students majoring in engineering. DEADLINE: March 1. http://www.nspe.org/resources/students/scholarship

2.  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: 

 

https://www.myinterfase.com/kstate/Account/LogOn?ReturnUrl=%2fkstate%2fstudent

 

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.