March 22, 2016
 Campus Events:
Tuesday, March 22
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 23
RC Club meeting at 12:30 p.m. | RC Club room

Thursday, March 24
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 25
Healthcare Robotics Presentation by alumnus Lee Gatton at 3:30 p.m. | CCCR

Monday, March 28
No events
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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. 
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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.
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K-State Polytechnic students attend Women in Aviation conference in Nashville
The Women in Aviation Club goes country! About a week ago, club members and advisor, Lindsey Dreiling, traveled to Nashville for the annual Women in Aviation conference. During their stay, the group met with the WIA founder; attended educational sessions, a networking fair and conference festivities; and personally spoke with John and Martha King of King Schools for two hours while touring their Falcon 10. Members also enjoyed a taste of Music City during their down time.

A big thank you to the club members for representing K-State Polytechnic on a national level, and thank you, Lindsey, for being their fearless leader!

K-State Polytechnic aviation maintenance grad visits campus
We are proud to have welcomed 1999 aviation maintenance management grad, Lisa Stewart, to campus a few weeks ago. She is a veteran of the U.S. Navy and currently works for CAMP Systems International. 

Lisa was demonstrating the CAMP Systems database and how students can utilize it for electronic records, logbook entries, and technical data, as well as engine health monitoring. 

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 Dr. Rick Zajac
Congratulations to Dr. Rick Zajak for being selected as this year's Kansas State University Presidential Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching recipient. Competition for this prestigious acknowledgement was very strong this year, and it is a testament to Rick's effectiveness as a teacher that the committee recommended him to receive the award. This is exciting and wonderful for Rick and our campus.  Congratulations and well done!
High-Five to Joel Mathews
Congratulations to Joel Mathews, professor of psychology, who spoke at this month's Civic Luncheon Lecture. The topic was on different world religions and there were hardly any seats left in the College Center conference room. There was very positive feedback from community members, students, faculty and staff who attended. The Salina Journal also published a great story about the lecture. Great job Joel! 

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.  PILOTS or AVIATION MAINTENANCE students - The Joseph Frasca Excellence in Aviation Scholarship offers two (2) $2000 scholarships. Must be a junior or senior and have a minimum 3.0 gpa. DEADLINE: April 6.

2.  PILOTS - NGPA Education Fund is offering up to $81,000 in scholarships. Students must have already completed the private pilot to be considered for the scholarship. DEADLINE: April 16.

3.  AVIATION MAINTENANCE/AVIONICS students - The Aircraft Electronics Association is awarding more than 20 scholarships totaling more than $125,000. Must be in the aviation maintenance or avionics program. DEADLINE: April 1st.

4.  AIRPORT MANAGEMENT students - Airports Council International is offering a $5,000 scholarship to students in the airport management field. Must have completed one year of study and have a 3.0 or better gpa. DEADLINE: April 15th.

5.  The Charlie Wells Memorial Aviation Scholarship if available to students majoring in an aviation oriented curriculum. Must be a resident of the U.S. and a full-time student. DEADLINE: April 30th.

6.  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.

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

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

9.  The American Association of Airport Executives is offering a number of scholarships for students majoring in aviation related fields. DEADLINE: March 31.
Engineering Scholarships
1.  The Raymond G. Alvine Memorial Scholarship is offered to students at K-State who are pursing a career in mechanical, electrical or architectural engineering. Must have a 3.0 gpa. DEADLINE: March 31st.
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.
1.  The Non-Traditional and Veteran Student Services is offering the $2500 Wounded Warrior Scholarship. Must be an honorably discharged veteran with a DoD or VA disability rating associated with combat or hostile-related injury. DEADLINE: April 17. Applications can be picked up in Room 105 of the Welcome Center.

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.