March 8, 2016
 Campus Events:
Tuesday, March 8
Innovative Manufacturing Club meeting at 5:30 p.m. | MET Lab

Alpha Eta Rho at 7:30 p.m. | Library 

Student Veterans Association meeting at 5:30 p.m. | Salina VFW

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

Wednesday, March 9
RC Club meeting at 12:30 p.m. | RC Club room

Thursday, March 10
Robotics Club at 1:30 p.m. | TC168

UAS Club meeting at 6:30 p.m. | TC123

Christian Challenge meeting at 7 p.m. | Cafeteria

OTAKATS meeting at 7 p.m. | CCCR

Friday, March 11
No events

Monday, March 14
Spring Break
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Editor's Note: No Wildcat Weekly March 15 due to spring break
K-State Polytechnic SGA election results announced
Congratulations to Elliot Rogers and Ian Bonsall on their reelection to Student Governing Association as the 2016-2017 president and vice president, as voted on by the student body. 

President Rogers and Vice President Bonsall, along with the rest of the newly elected Senate, will assume office during the Tuesday, March 29 SGA meeting at 8:30 p.m. in the College Center Conference Room. 

Below are the SGA election results - please keep in mind there are Senator spots open in Arts, Sciences & Business, Aviation and the ICAP programs. Please encourage students in those programs to attend SGA and get involved!

President: Elliot Rogers
Vice President: Ian Bonsall

Arts, Sciences, and Business (Technology Management, Associate in Business):

Aviation Senators:
-Christopher Boucher
-Cooper Potts
-Hyunsu Kim
-Jonathan Fry
-Jake Stewart

Engineering Technology Senators:
-Jacob Rose
-Adam Keefe
-J.T. Brantley
-Jacob Marchand
-Matt Miller

ICAP (FSHS, PFP, Social Work):
-Macy Schneweis 
-Eric Headding
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.
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
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.
K-State Polytechnic holds Casino Night for students
The tradition continues! One of the annual student life events held on campus is Casino Night, where, for a few hours, Wildcats can get away from studying and enjoy an evening of fun.

On March 2, the Programming Board hosted more than 110 students for a scaled down Vegas version of blackjack, bingo and Texas Hold 'Em. Students also had an opportunity to double their winnings and earn prizes, such as K-State swag, an Amazon Echo and a PlayStation 4.

Thanks to all the students, faculty and staff that helped make this year's Casino Night a success!

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 John Dahl
Congratulations to John Dahl, who recently earned the Master Certified Flight Instructor accreditation! John continues a tradition on our campus and joins a long list of his colleagues in aviation who also hold the Master CFI designation. In the words of former FAA administrator Marion Blakey, "The Master Instructor accreditation singles out the best that the right seat has to offer." Great job, John! 
High-Five to those involved in Casino Night
A big High-five to everyone who made Casino Night a great event!  So much laughter, I wish there was a recording. Thank you Kari for "dropping" the extra chips and to Programming Board for another great event!
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.