February 23, 2016
 Campus Events:
Tuesday, Feb. 23
CIT Hardened Concrete Properties from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. | Construction Lab

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

Wednesday, Feb. 24
CIT Hardened Concrete Properties from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. | Construction Lab

Thursday, Feb. 25
CIT Re-certification Exams from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. | Construction Lab

National TRIO Day- Care Packages for Troops Collection from 1 - 3 p.m. | Tech Center Lobby

National TRIO Day- Dr. Kathleen Greene & Dr. Rosa Banda presentation at 3:30 p.m. | CCCR

Friday, Feb. 26
Donut Friday in the morning| Student Support Services - College Center 208

Polytechnic High School Day from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. | College Center
Quick Links
Student leader applications due Feb. 26
Attention all students who are interested in being a student leader on campus next year...

Student leader applications are now available and can be downloaded by clicking here. The application is for RA positions, student ambassador positions, uBelong peer mentors, and Admissions tour guides.

Completed applications are due to Cody Waterman, Residence Life Coordinator, in College Center 112 no later than this Friday, February 26 by noon. 

If anyone has any questions please contact Cody at cwaterman@ksu.edu. 
Upcoming professional development opportunities
Practicing Conflict Resolution and Managing Difficult Discussions 
March 23, 2016
This workshop helps participants examine the conflict resolution playing field, develop communication and mediation skills and improve performance in these critical areas. 
More details and register online at http://polytechnic.k-state.edu/profed/conflict.html

Strengths Based Leadership in the Workplace
April 11, 2016
Discover your natural talents and how you can leverage your and others' strengths to enhance your workplace.
More details and register online at http://polytechnic.k-state.edu/profed/profdev/strengths.html
EOF packets due to SGA by March 11
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:
  • Academic scholarships and fellowships for both graduate and undergraduate students.
  • Need-based grants, including awards to students with special expenses, or groups of students who have been historically under-represented in higher education.
  • Salaries or grants for students participating in public and community service programs.
  • 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.
Nominate a deserving Wildcat for the campus Recognition Awards
Do you know an inspiring student who is a great campus leader? Do you have an encouraging professor that challenges you to always do your best? Do you work with a diligent staff member?

Nominate these deserving Wildcats for the Kansas State Polytechnic Recognition Awards. Honor a student, faculty member or staff member in these categories:
  • Student Wildcat Pride for Dedication, Determination and Community Service
  • Most Inspirational Student
  • Outstanding Organization
  • Good Sportsmanship
  • Outstanding Faculty Member
  • Outstanding Academic Advisor/ Faculty Mentor
  • Outstanding Student Club Advisor
  • Student Employee of the Year
Nomination packets can be found in the library, the Student Life Center and the College Center SGA office, or by clicking here. They are due to Amy Sellers by 4:00 p.m. on Friday, March 11. Her office is located in the College Center, room 112. Contact Amy at amyeb@ksu.edu if you have any questions.
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.
Get involved! Register a booth 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.
MSU Red Heels Awards winners
Congratulations to all of the winners of the Red Heels Awards event hosted by the Multicultural Student Union. 
Faculty / Staff Academically Accomplished
Danielle Brown

Faculty / Staff Influential
Julie Rowe
Faculty / Staff Educator of the year
Teresa Hartman
Faculty / Staff Cultural Outreach
Kate Behan
Faculty / Staff Research
Heather Wagoner
Student of the Year
Antoinette Paris-Hudson
Resilient Student
Adrienne Young
Student Leadership
Rachael Luna
Student Academic Excellence
Kendy Edmonds
Up & Coming Graduate Student
Katarina Szentkeresztiova
Community Philanthropy
Jan Burton
Community Female Organization
Women Helping Women
Community Entrepreneur
Tammy Jo Jarvis
Community Up & Coming Young Professional
LaCrista Brightbill
Community Cultural Outreach
Shelly Martin

If you have any questions, please contact David Hardman, diversity coordinator, at hardmand@ksu.edu. 

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.
High-Five to everyone involved with Sharing and Service!
A High-Five goes out to all of the faculty, staff and students that helped out with making Sharing and Service a great event on campus! Sharing and Service was an opportunity to introduce some of our programs to Salina-area residents as well as create a place for people to give back to the community. Thank you for all of your hard 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

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:
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.

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/

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
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
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: 




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.