April 2018
Research Showcase: Industry collaboration made easy

Don't miss the opportunity to network with more than 80 Kansas State University researchers at the K-State Research Showcase on May 16. Our experts can help identify the solutions that will elevate your organization. 
Discover how easy and business-friendly K-State is to work with on research and development. Staff will be available to discuss your needs, options, best approaches, research agreements and other collaborative aspects.

"Data Management for Animal Health Studies" is June 7 at K-State Olathe. It is a seminar for professionals in the animal health industry who work with data quality. Registration is open.

This summer, K-State Olathe is offering three STEM-based summer camps for middle school students. The camps use hands-on activities to teach advanced knowledge about food safety, horticulture and animal health.

Faculty Profile: Rebekkah Stuteville

Rebekkah "Becky" Stuteville is the assistant dean of academic support services and a teaching associate professor in the School of Applied and Interdisciplinary Studies. A former senior-level specialist for the U.S. Department of Housing and Human Development, she shares her love for policy-making and navigating these rules and regulations to find solutions. Read more

Upcoming events
  • Webinars -- Looking to further your education? Spend 30 minutes of your lunch hour getting an in-depth look at some of K-State Olathe's graduate programs from the faculty who instruct them. Each webinar is from noon to 12:30 p.m. and questions are welcome. Attend a webinar and receive an application fee waiver to the K-State Graduate School (valued at $65). Upcoming sessions are:
    • M.S. in Veterinary Biomedical Science, May 2 -- This program advances students' knowledge in animal health, and provides research opportunities in state-of-the art labs. Graduates also learn how to be the next generation of leaders in the growing animal health industry. Register now
    • M.S. in School Counseling, June 6 -- The program is designed to prepare dynamic, professional school counselors to be team leaders who implement comprehensive initiatives that are integral to the total educational program. School counselors are prepared to support students' achievement and learning and their academic, career, and personal/social development. Register now
  • Conference on Higher Education Computing in Kansas, May 23-24 -- This conference is an annual gathering of information technology professionals in post-secondary institutions in Kansas to present, discuss, and learn about new technologies and current issues in providing IT services to the higher education community. Sessions cover a wide variety of timely topics in a variety of formats that include an invited keynote, panel discussions, and individual presentations. Register now
  • Graduate programs information session, June 12 -- Our academics team will be on campus from 6-7 p.m. Tuesday, June 12, to answer questions about enrollment, degrees and the personalized education options K-State Olathe offers. Attend and receive an application fee waiver to the K-State Graduate School (valued at $65). Register now
Around the campus

More than 1,500 people attended our 2018 All-University Open House on April 7. Attendees were treated to a day of free activities, food and entertainment that was geared for all ages. Thank you to all who attended and we look forward to seeing you at our next open house in 2019. 

Danny Unruh, graduate research assistant and doctoral student in food science, recently gave his dissertation defense on food policy issues from a laboratory perspective. Unruh has spent several years at K-State Olathe conducting experiments on STEC bacteria's resistance to current food-safe practices and sanitizers. He discussed how these practices fit under the nation's food safety policies and strategies to address unknown future food safety issues.

Young professionals from across the metro area enjoyed a recent networking and liqueur tasting event at our campus. Attendees learned how to make limoncello, a wild blueberry liqueur with cinnamon and a peach with anise liqueur. The event was offered in partnership with Overland Park Chamber of Commerce Young Professionals and Olathe Chamber of Commerce YOPros.
K-State Olathe recently crowned the winners of the Willie and the Salad Bonanza Contest.  The Olathe North High School team once again succeeded in growing more lettuce, kale and spinach in a container than any other high school team in the area, while Prairie Trail Middle School won for their division. Contestants had 47 days to grow the most leafy biomass for a competition that supports the urban farm to table movement.  The competition was co-sponsored by Compass Minerals, a plant nutrition supplier.  

Members of the the external advisory board for K-State Olathe's Professional Science Master's degree program recently met to discuss marketing, student experience and programming, and also hear from current students. The board is made up of industry and community leaders interested in guiding the next generation of scientific professionals.

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