April 26, 2016
 Campus Events:
Tuesday, April 26
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, April 27
Women in Aviation car wash from 4 - 6 p.m. | Thaemert Softball Field

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

Thursday, April 28
Last Lecture & Retirement Reception from 3:30 - 5 p.m. | CCCR

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 29
KGB LAN party from 6 - 11:45 p.m. | CCCR

Monday, May 2
Lawn Games Night & Sno Wizard from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. 
Quick Links
Get help preparing for your future finances!
As summer and graduation approaches, financial situations loom over students.  For those who still have more classes to complete, summer can mean a break from school, summer courses, or time to put in more hours at work.  

With summer approaching the question is, do you have a budget?  Have you planned for the extra meals you won't be getting from the cafeteria?  Have you planned for the cost of living increase that comes with summer? Have you started planning for that summer vacation that makes the school year worth it?  

All of these things can be addressed when having a budget for students.  If you do not have a budget or need help adjusting your budget you can make an appointment with a peer financial coach at http://polytechnic.k-state.edu/smmc/.  

For those who are graduating, you have even more financial situations to consider.  In six short months after graduation those student loan payments you've been dreading will be due. Setting up a budget now to start planning for those payments will help the financial burden they cause when the grace period is over.  By planning for that money to be gone from your income you lessen the impact they cause on your financial stability.  If you do not have a budget, need your budget adjusted, need help with your student loans, and/or need to figure out what that payment will be, you too can make an appointment with a peer financial coach at http://polytechnic.k-state.edu/smmc/ to help answer any financial questions you may have about your impending future.

If you have any questions please contact Kayla Cross, SMMC Peer Financial Coach, at krkross@ksu.edu. 

The 2,500 pounds of spaghetti challenge: Can we do it?
The polytechnic campus is participating again in the annual Project Salina food collection drive to help the less fortunate within the city of Salina. 

This year, the organization has challenged us to collect 2,500 pounds of spaghetti to help support the cause. So far, we have collected more than 600 pounds of spaghetti!

The committee is asking that all faculty, students and staff participate in donating spaghetti or making a cash donation that can go towards a purchase of it. The library front desk will be collecting all cash donations.  

You can bring packaged spaghetti donations to Room 208 in the College Center, the library, or the faculty resource center.

'Divorce and Remarriage' summer class now available

Need a class for summer? Earn three credit hours in three weeks by taking FSHS 300: Divorce & Remarriage during the May intersession. This course is open to all majors and will be offered Monday through Friday from 1:30 to 4:00 p.m. The class begins May 16 and runs until June 3. The course number to enroll is 11756.

If you have any questions, please contact Mindy Markham, associate professor, at mmarkham@ksu.edu or 785-217-7446. 
Nominate now for Faculty and Professional Staff Showcase
Nominations now are being sought for the six awards presented during the Faculty and Professional Staff Showcase. 

This is the second year for the showcase, which will be held on Sept. 13 at 4:30 p.m.

Nominations should reflect achievements, scholarly work, and practices from June 2015 to May 2016 that could be included in these categories:
*Outstanding Professional Presentation                                     
*Enhancing Diversity Award
*Outstanding Publication                                                             
*Excellence in Innovation Award
*Outstanding Scholarly Poster                                                     
*Excellence in Leadership Award

Specific award criteria and the nomination process are outlined at http://polytechnic.k-state.edu/events/showcase.htmlAll nominations are due to the selection committee by Monday, May 2 at 5:00 pm.  

The recipients of the awards will be announced at the Faculty and Professional Staff Showcase on September 13. 
SVA collecting donations for apartment fire victims
The Student Veterans Association in collaboration with the Student Life Center are collecting donations for the approximately 30 displaced residents of a fire at The Bluffs apartment complex in Junction City. 

The items can be dropped off at the SLC at any time.  Please ensure items are clean and ready for distribution at the time of donation. The SVA will transport the donations to Junction City to give to the residents.  

Items needed:
-Clothing/shoes/underwear for men, women, children, & babies
-Diapers and other baby/child necessities 
-Money to assist the victims
-Anything else you find that may help
Raju Dandu and Teresa Hartman awarded the Rex McArthur Family Faculty Fellow and Marchbanks Award for Teaching Excellence
Congratulations to Dr. Raju Dandu and Teresa Hartman for being awarded the distinguished honor of two prestigious campus awards. 

Dr. Raju Dandu is the recipient of the Rex McArthur Family Faculty Fellow Award. The award was established in 2006 to honor the Rex McArthur Family and to reward a Kansas State Polytechnic faculty member who has demonstrated teaching excellence in the classroom; a commitment to research and innovation; and honorable service to the college, University and community. Candidates for this award are nominated by department heads, and nominees are voted upon by the Rex McArthur Family Faculty Fellow Award selection committee.

Teresa Hartman is the recipient of the Marchbanks Award for Teaching Excellence. The award was established in 1997 to pay tribute to the Marchbanks Family and to award a Kansas State Polytechnic faculty member for their excellence in teaching. Candidates for this award can be nominated by students, alumni or faculty. Once nominated, candidates are required to submit letters of recommendation from several specific sources as well as documentation of their academic accomplishments and philosophy of teaching. The selection committee then reviews the portfolios and submits a recommendation to the Dean's Office.
There will be a formal presentation of the awards at the Faculty and Professional Staff Showcase this fall semester.
Andrew Smith represents our campus at the Aviation Technical Education Council conference
Andrew Smith, associate professor of aviation maintenance, spent a week in Atlanta, Georgia, attending the Aviation Technical Education Council conference. As a member, Smith serves on the board of directors for the organization and on numerous different committees. Drew's assignment included working the conference, serving as regulatory committee chair and briefing members on the FAA Part 147, ASTM, STEM program coalition, and FAA maintenance representation. 

ATEC continues to better integrate with industry partners and government while advancing aviation technical education. 

Drew would like to thank his fellow colleague, George Hiechel, who filled in while he was away.

If you have any questions, please contact Andrew Smith at atsmith@ksu.edu.
MET class donates 125 pounds of spaghetti to support Project Salina
A big thank you goes to Les Kinsler's Fluid Mechanics class for donating 125 pounds of spaghetti to the campus goal of collecting 2,500 pounds for Project Salina. The members of this class said they wanted to participate because they like helping the community, and they want to encourage the rest of campus to consider giving a donation that will help Project Salina.

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 Les Kinsler!
Les Kinsler deserves a high-five for all of his hard work organizing this semester's blood drive! Our campus was able to exceed our goal by three donations with a total of 30 units of blood. These important contributions will provide enough blood to save 90 lives! Thanks, Les, for organizing another successful event and for everyone who showed their support by donating. 
High-Five to our student honorees and everyone involved the awards banquet!
I would like to send a High-Five to everyone that was involved with this year's Annual Awards and Recognition Banquet. It was the 30th year for the event and about 150 people were in attendance. What a special night for our campus to come together and celebrate the hard work of our students, faculty and staff. 

Below is a list of the 2015-2016 honorees - congratulations!

Outstanding student awards (as chosen by the academic departments):
-Phi Kappa Phi: Natasha Gawith
-Expository Writing: Mary Ewers, Jacob Rose, Mehnaz Afrin
-Chemistry: Colton Maxwell
-Family Studies and Human Services: Lien Hecker
-Social Work: Rubi Torres
-Personal Financial Planning: Sevda Tasci
-Technology Management: Pamela Barrett
-Unmanned Aerial Systems: Trevor Witt
-Aviation Maintenance: Rachael Luna
-Airport Management: Garett Ludlum
-Professional Pilot: Chris Messing
-Computer Systems Technology: Tyler Kongs
-Electronic and Computer Engineering Technology: John Baumfalk-Lee 
-Mechanical Engineering Technology: Jason Hager
-Outstanding Student Life Graduating Senior: Nick Koch

Outstanding Campus awards (as nominated by campus):
-Larry Caldwell Sportsmanship Award: Cooper Potts
-Student organization of the year: Social Work Wildcats
-Club Advisor: Lindsey Dreiling
-Academic Advisor/ Faculty Mentor: Alyssha Munt and Jess Simpson (Co-winners)
-Staff member: Kyle Chamberlin
-Faculty member: Charles Van Gundy
-Student Employee: Trevor Witt

Wildcat Pride Awards (as nominated by campus):
-Community Service: Zackary Dahl
-Determination: Abbas Tayi
-Dedication: Austin Bally
-Most Inspirational Student of the year: Joel Ashley Mills

High-Five to everyone involved with Open House!
Congratulations to everyone who participated and helped make this year's Open House another success! A special thank you to Kirsten Zoller for her amazing organizational skills and Heather Wagoner and her team for the great publicity work.
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. K-State PILOTS - Three (3) $5,000 scholarships will be awarded to K-State students majoring in the professional pilot program for the 2016-2017 academic year. DEADLINE: April 29, 2016
Criteria: Must be a full-time professional pilot student who will be a junior during the 2016-2017 academic year with an expected graduation date of December 2017 or May 2018.
Interested students should apply by submitting the following documents to Cindy Newell, Room 105 Welcome Center:
1. Copy of college transcript
2. Current resume highlighting outstanding achievements of exhibited leadership, particularly in the aviation field
3. Typewritten 1-2 page essay, detailing why the scholarship would be beneficial and what you hope to contribute to K-State's professional pilot program

2.  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.

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.