News from Kansas State University Olathe
January 2017
Development of human-animal health research platform moves forward, orphan disease testing to begin this year

1Data, a collaborative human and animal health project that will save lives and improve the
well-being of people and animals, is finalizing development of its research database and increasing project staff. The project is about a year ahead of schedule.

An upcoming workshop will teach sales managers how to improve the efficiency, productivity, self-management and focus of their sales team.

"Effective Strategies for Improving Your Supply Chain Operations" is Feb. 8. The professional development course provides a comprehensive look at all key functional areas of supply chain operations and how these areas interact and collaborate. 

The event provides a morning of relationship building that includes current business and military leaders and also emerging leaders. The focus is on building one's path to leadership by providing guidance and support in an interactive environment. Richard B. Myers, Kansas State University president, will give the keynote address. This will be followed by roundtable discussions and closing keynote remarks from Lynn Parman, president and CEO of the American Royal Association.  

Faculty profile: Dee Dee Cassone

Dr. Deandra "Dee Dee" Cassone, senior professor of practice in industrial and manufacturing systems engineering, shares the philosophy she learned early in life from her dad. 

Upcoming events

Ellen Lowery has joined K-State Olathe as a professor of practice in animal health. She brings more than 20 years of industry experience.  

Brett Horton 

Brett Horton has joined Kansas State University as a professor of practice in hospitality management at K-State Olathe. Horton instructs hospitality management courses to undergraduate students on the Manhattan campus and is working on a 2+2 agreement for undergraduates in Greater Kansas City. 

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Around the campus

Jan. 16 marked the start of the 2018 spring semester. K-State Olathe welcomed new and returning students to courses on group dynamics, statistical methods and school counseling. 

Six students in 
Blue Valley CAPS -- or Center for Advancement Professional Studies program -- recently practiced their knife skills with Chef Bryan Severns. Severns, manager of food programs and services at
K-State Olathe, taught the young cooks how to properly cut onions, potatoes, cabbage, parsley and ginger. He met with the students again to teach them how to make spring rolls. 

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