February 9, 2016
 Campus Events:
 Tuesday, Feb. 9
CIT ACI Concrete Field from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. | Construction Lab

Student Governing Association at 8:30 p.m. | CCCR

Wednesday, Feb. 10
Networking Fair Prep from 12:30 - 1:30 p.m. & 4 - 5 p.m. | Tech Center 120, 105

CIT ACI Concrete Field from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. | Construction Lab

KSRE Horticulture from 6:30 - 9 p.m. | CCCR

Thursday, Feb. 11
CIT ACI Concrete Field from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. | Construction Lab

Campus Cabinet Meeting from 8:30 - 10 a.m. | CCCR

Civic Luncheon Lecture from 12 - 1 p.m. | CCCR

OTAKATS Anime Viewing at 7:30 p.m. | CCCR

Friday, Feb. 12
Forum with President Schulz & Provost Mason at 9 a.m. | CCCR

Social Work "Coins of Love" from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. | Tech Center lobby

K-State Proud booth from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. | Tech Center Lobby

Chili Cook-off from 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. | Tech Center Lobby

God, Gays, Gags & Guns from 1:30 - 3 p.m. | CCCR

Red Heels awards from 7 - 11 p.m. | CCCR
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Marchbanks Memorial Award for Teaching Excellence nominations
The Marchbanks Memorial Award for Teaching Excellence is awarded every year to a K-State Polytechnic faculty member who promotes excellence in education with a focus on the development of students' talents and abilities.  An excellent teacher should enhance each student's academic and personal development through involvement of students in active learning practices with innovative instructional methods, activities, and assessment. Selection criteria include organization, content, relevance, academic rigor, knowledge, ability, enthusiasm, intellectual stimulation, creativity, innovation, fairness, flexibility, and other traits that make an outstanding teacher. 
 
This letter is the first step in the nomination process, soliciting faculty, students and alumni to submit letters of nomination for regularly appointed full-time faculty members teaching in one of the programs offered at K-State Polytechnic who exemplify the traits described above. The deadline to receive letters of recommendation in the Dean's office is Monday, March 14, 2016. Once nomination letters have been received, nominees will be notified and asked to submit a Teaching Vitae, a Philosophy of Teaching statement and various required letters of support.
 
The Marchbanks Award Selection Committee will review the nominees' materials, forward their recommendation to Dean Fitzsimmons and the award recipient will be announced in the Spring.
 
Thank you for being a part of this important recognition of the outstanding faculty of K-State Polytechnic. If you have any questions, please contact Eric Cole, executive assistant to the CEO/ dean, at ecole@ksu.edu .
Register for Open House
Mark your calendar... Kansas State Polytechnic's Open House is Saturday, April 16!

All academic units, departments, clubs and organizations are strongly encouraged to participate in Open House. This is a great way to showcase K-State Polytechnic to the Salina community and beyond. The registration form is due by March 10. Click here to download the registration form or pick one up in the Construction Lab. 

If you have any questions, please contact Kirsten Zoller, events coordinator, at kzoller@ksu.edu or stop by the Construction Lab.
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. 
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.


 

The chili cook-off will be Feb. 12 from 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. in the Tech Center lobby. 


 

K-State Polytechnic represented at Super Bowl 50
What a proud moment for K-State aviation! Three of our campus's professional pilot grads were at Sunday's Super Bowl 50, and two of them participated in the U.S. Navy Blue Angels flyover during the pregame. Thank you Lance, Ryan and Andrew for being excellent representatives of your alma mater! 

K-State Polytechnic advocates at Capitol on benefits of UAS in Kansas
Kurt Barnhart, our associate dean of research, was at the Capitol in Topeka last Wednesday to present on the potential economic benefits of unmanned aircraft to Kansas. He spoke to the House Transportation and Public Safety budget committee about the importance of prioritizing, investing in and enabling development of the UAS industry.



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 Lisa Crawford-Craft!
Congratulations to Lisa Crawford-Craft, head librarian, for being accepted into the Harvard Graduate School of Education's Library Leadership in a Digital Age!  Lisa has helped make this campus a leader in digital learning and we are proud of the work she has accomplished.  After her experience at Harvard, we also are looking forward to moving to the next level!
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:
March 1st - Priority date for applying for federal financial aid (Pell Grants/student loans/work-study)  www.fafsa.ed.gov 

Non- Traditional Students:
1.   K-State First Ladies scholarship is a $500 award to a part-time, non-traditional K-State student. (Non-traditional is one who is married, 25 years or older, parent, veteran or returning to school after an absence of 3 or more years.) Deadline: March 1st. Applications can be picked up Room 105 of the Welcome Center.

2.  The Edna S. Young scholarship is a $500 award to a full-time, non-traditional student. (Non-traditional is defined as married, 25 years or older, parent, veteran, or returning to school after and absence of 3 or more years.) DEADLINE: March 1st. Applications can be picked up Room 105 of the Welcome Center.

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

Kansas resident:
1.  The Ruth Ann Wefald scholarship is offering a $500 award to a full-time, undergraduate, Kansas resident. Must have at least a 3.0 gpa. DEADLINE: March 1st. Applications can be picked up Room 105 of the Welcome Center.
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.  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/

2. 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

Hispanic students:
1.  The Hispanic Scholarship opens for applications on January 1.  DEADLINE:  March 30th.  www.HSF.net
Aviation Scholarships
1.  The Richard L. Taylor Flight Scholarship is offering $1500 to a professional pilot student. Must have private pilot's license and a 3.0 gpa or better. Deadline: March 25.  http://nata.aero/Scholarships/Richard-L002E-Taylor-Flight-Training-Scholarship.aspx

2.  Aviation Distributors and Manufacturers Association is offering scholarships to juniors/seniors who are majoring in Professional Pilot or Aviation Management. DEADLINE: March 26th.  https://members.adma.org/adma/ADMA/Scholarship/ADMA/Scholarship.aspx?hkey=346d08dd-1248-4ddf-bbaf-39c0150cbe0f

3.  The Wichita Aero Club is offering two scholarships to aviation students. The Humphrey and the Stimpson scholarships is targeted at men and women who want to make a significant contribution to the field of aviation. DEADLINE: March 15th.  https://wichitacf.org/scholarships/available-scholarships

4.  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

5.  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

6. 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.  The Patti Johnson Wilson Foundation is offering scholarships in the amounts of $3,000-$5,000. Must have a minimum gpa of 3.5. DEADLINE: March 15. Applications can be picked up Room 105 of the Welcome Center.

2. 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

3.  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
Personal Financial Planning Scholarships
1.  The MassMutual Scholars program is offering scholarships to 30 students. Must be entering their sophomore/junior/senior year and have a minimum 3.0 gpa. Scholarship are worth up to $5,000. DEADLINE: March 31st. https://massmutual.scholarsapply.org/Eligibility

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.