March 1, 2016
 Campus Events:
Tuesday, Mar. 1
President's Roundtable from 11:30 a.m.  - 1 p.m. | CCCR

SGA Elections 

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

Wednesday, Mar. 2
SGA Elections

Osher: Religions of the World at 2 p.m. | TC168

Casino Night from 6 - 10 p.m. | CCCR

Thursday, Mar. 3

Friday, Mar. 4
No events
Quick Links
Vote for the campus's next SGA leaders
STUDENTS! Make your voices heard and opinions count when you vote for the next president and vice president of the Student Governing Association, or SGA.

You have until 6 p.m. on Wednesday, March 2 to cast your ballot. 

Aviation, engineering technology and arts, sciences and business students can vote at the voting table as well as online through this link: 

If you are a student in family studies & human services, personal financial planning or social work, you will need to vote via paper ballot at the SGA voting tables.
Voting table schedule:

Tuesday, March 1:     12 - 1:30 p.m. in Cafeteria
                                     1:30 - 3:30 p.m. in TC Lobby

Wed., March 2:           9:30 - 11:00 a.m. in TC Lobby
                                      11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. in Cafeteria
                                      1:00 - 3:00 p.m. in Aviation entry lobby

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

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
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 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
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 if you have any questions.
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 or stop by the Construction Lab.
High school juniors and seniors get acquainted with K-State Polytechnic
The admissions team welcomed Kansas high school juniors and seniors to campus last Friday, helping them get acquainted with our program offerings.

After learning more about the polytechnic experience, financial aid and working with advisors, the future Wildcats broke up into groups and toured the programs in which they are interested.

Those looking into the professional pilot program flew the simulators with students and checked out the facilities, flight line and planes.

Students hoping to continue their education with unmanned aircraft spoke with our UAS students and lab assistants. They even went out to the UAS Pavilion and took a few drone test flights.

Over in the mechanical engineering technology program, prospective Wildcats experienced all of the lab's gadgets and were given a fun take home gift of a 3D printed Willie the Wildcat to hold ear buds.

At the end of the afternoon, the campus guests then went on a tour of the residence halls and Student Life Center; enjoyed lunch; and four lucky students were awards a $50 Amazon gift card from a drawing.
SGA candidate debate
Decision 2016: The race for our campus's next Student Governing Association leaders is on!

Prior to the polls opening, SGA held a debate in the cafeteria Monday. Students were able to listen to the candidates talk about their vision and ideas.

You can cast your ballot now until March 2 at 6 p.m.

Good luck to both groups running for president and vice president - Jarah Cooper/Kendy Edmonds and Elliot Rogers/Ian Bonsall. 

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 faculty that participated in mid-term reporting!
A High-Five goes out to all faculty for meeting the deadline for mid-term progress reporting!  Understanding their own progress is critical to student success. Thank you and congratulations for keeping student success in the forefront!

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 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.

2.  Aviation Distributors and Manufacturers Association is offering scholarships to juniors/seniors who are majoring in Professional Pilot or Aviation Management. DEADLINE: March 26th.

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.

4.  The Captain Jason Dahl Fund is offering a scholarship to a full-time student majoring in aviation. DEADLINE: March 31.

5.  The American Association of Airport Executives is offering a number of scholarships for students majoring in aviation related fields. DEADLINE: March 31.
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.

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.