News from Kansas State University Olathe
January 2017
Research looks at growing more nutritional, flavorful strawberries in Kansas and Greater Kansas City

Kelly Gude, a doctoral student at  K-State Olathe, completed a series of studies focused on helping Kansas growers produce more strawberries -- particularly near Greater Kansas City. The studies looked at increasing the flavor, nutrition, production and growing season of Kansas strawberries.
Noted specialist to discuss generational diversity in the workforce at upcoming conference

Bruce Tulgan, one of the nation's leaders in management training and generational diversity in the workforce, will be discussing these topics at the March 30-31 MAB professional development and alumni reunion event at
K-State Olathe.

Record visitor attendance set at
K-State Olathe in 2016

In 2016, K-State Olathe hosted 760 educational, professional development and community events that were attended by more than 26,000 people -- up from 455 events and 15,885 attendees in 2015.
Veterinary medical continuing education lecture series offered 

Veterinarians, veterinary technicians and practice managers can earn continuing education credit through a series of animal health-focused information sessions at
K-State Olathe. Sessions begin in February.

Students at area public schools compete in vegetable growing contest

Willie and the Wacky Salad Bonanza Contest challenges students in Greater Kansas City to compete at growing leafy salad greens. The contest is organized by
K-State Olathe and the K-State Horticulture Research and Extension Center-Olathe.

Upcoming events
  • Academic information session, Feb. 22 -- Start the new year with new skills and education that will help advance your career. Join K-State Olathe faculty and staff from 6-7 p.m. on Feb. 22 for an informal information session about our academic degrees and certificates, and discover which is right for you.  Register now. 
  • Open House, April 1 -- Make April 1 a day for fun, family and warm Wildcat memories at the 2017 All-University Open House. From 9 a.m. - 2 p.m., K-State Olathe will be serving up food, fun and plenty of purple with numerous activities, exhibits and entertainment for all ages that celebrate K-State and the benefits K-State Olathe offers to Greater Kansas City. A schedule of events will be announced closer to the Open House date.
  • Research Showcase,  May 17 -- Join K-State Olathe on May 17 to discover how Kansas State University's research capabilities, facilities and resources at all of its four campuses can benefit businesses and industries in the Kansas City metro area. Register now.

Around the campus

Faculty, staff and students recently put their skills -- and recipes -- to the test in a chili cookoff. A panel of judges evaluated chili submissions on smell, texture and flavor. Judges named two winners, while a third winner was chosen by a community vote. Entries included a pineapple chili, a pheasant chili and a chili with hominy. 
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