April 12, 2016
 Campus Events:
Tuesday, April 12
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

Blood Drive | Technology Center Vending Area

Wednesday, April 13
Van Training | 101 Facilities

Blood Drive | Technology Center Vending Area

RC Club meeting at 12:30 p.m. | RC Club room

Laser Tag from 3 - 9 p.m. | Student Life Center

Thursday, April 14
CIT Nuclear Gauge from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. | Construction Lab

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, April 15
CIT Recertification Exams from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. 

Ramen Cook Off from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. | CCCR

Saturday, April 16
Open House from 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. | Throughout campus

Monday, April 18
No Events
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Remembering Jacob Horton

Jacob Carl Horton, who was a student in the professional pilot program for two semesters in 2014, passed away on April 2. At the time of his death, he was pursuing a degree in education on the Manhattan campus and had dreams of becoming a teacher.

Jacob was a former U.S. Army infantryman and was laid to rest with his fallen brothers in the Leavenworth National Cemetery on Tuesday. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations in his name be sent to Veterans of Foreign Wars, VFW, Post 1432, in Salina.

Support services are available to students who are affected by Jacob's passing. Contact the K-State Office of Student Life at 785-532-6432 for more information.

The polytechnic campus is honored to house a chapter of the Student Veterans Association, which assists those in the service with transitioning back to civilian life. We are proud of the support our SVA gives to those in the military.
Events coordinator Kirsten Zoller featured in Salina Journal
Have you been to an event on our campus in the last three years? Maybe you've attended Open House, celebrated a faculty member's retirement, or enjoyed last year's Semicentennial Celebration... Meet Kirsten Zoller, our event planner, who is a logistical genius. Because of her hard work, Wildcat pride continues to thrive on our campus.

Read more about Kirsten in an article written by the Salina Journal here
Kate Fraser is celebrated as 2016 Alumni Fellow
Kate Fraser, a 2009 graduate of the professional pilot program, was back at K-State this week to be celebrated as the polytechnic campus's 2016 Alumni Fellow. 

She attended a reception in Manhattan at the President's home where she met with the 11 other chosen Fellows. She also spoke to various aviation classes on our campus and received a plaque from the dean for her achievements in the aviation safety world.
Aviation alumni deliver new Cessna 182
Welcome to the fleet family Cessna 182! 

Our campus celebrated a proud moment in the aviation program as two alumni, working for Textron Aviation in Wichita, delivered the new plane to our flightline last week.

Chelsea Carlin (left) is a 2012 graduate and Chris Guetersloh is a 2015 graduate. Bill Gross, chief pilot and professor, is in the middle. 

It is always great to see members of the K-State family back on campus.

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 Raju Dandu!
Congratulations to Raju Dandu for being elected to the Board of the American Society of Engineering Educators as chair-elect of zone III.  He will represent the polytechnic campus very well. Please join me in congratulating professor Dandu!
High-Five to Julie Rowe!
Julie Rowe deserves a high-five for her recent presentation titled the "Do's and Dont's of Social Media." Julie provided an interactive experience for students that taught them tips that could save a future career. She also provided biscuit sandwiches, which were fantastic. Thanks Julie and congratulations on a great event!  
High-Five to KBOR review committee!
Congratulations to associate dean of undergraduate studies, Alysia Starkey, and everyone who contributed to the completion of the KBOR program review.  The Board of Regents accepted our reports for Engineering Technology, Aeronautical Technology, Technology Management, and the Professional Masters of Technology.  Maintaining high quality educational experiences for undergraduates and graduate students will always be essential aspects toward our goal of becoming a Top 50 public research institution by 2025.
Summer Financial Aid
Will you be attending summer school at K-State Polytechnic? If so, you will need to complete the K-State 2016 Summer Financial Aid Application form to see if you qualify for any financial aid. You must enroll in classes first and then complete the application for aid. The form can be in Room 105 of the Welcome Center.

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 - 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.  http://www.ngpa.org/content.aspx?page_id=22&club_id=189069&module_id=134881

2.  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.  http://www.aci-na.org/content/aci-na-scholarships

3.  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.  http://www.wellsscholarship.com/
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 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.