December 2018

K-State Olathe is sending you warm wildcat wishes this holiday season.

A Feb. 7 conference  looks at how a clearinghouse platform for human and animal health data can transform research and expedite breakthroughs for human, animal and environmental health. 

A recent leafy greens growing contest challenged hundreds of K-12 students in Greater Kansas City with growing the largest amount of three types of salad greens using their horticulture skills and knowledge about plants. 

New Hire: Brooke Dechant

Brooke Dechant is the new events assistant. She will help K-State Olathe partners plan events, coordinate logistics and more.

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Upcoming event
  • Information session about academic offerings, Jan. 24 -- Thinking about earning a graduate degree or certificate to advance your career? Join our academics team on campus from 6-7 p.m. on Jan. 24, 2019, to learn about our academic programs that are tailored to fit working professionals' schedules and career goals. Attend and receive an application fee waiver to the K-State Graduate School (valued at $65). Register now
Around the campus

Agrilinks -- an online hub for professionals working in agriculture and food security, part of the U.S. government's Feed the Future initiative -- recently concluded a contest for young scholars to highlight their contributions toward global food security. Young professionals were asked to submit a blog post describing how their work is improving food security, with Agrilinks opting to post its top choices.
Kostas Batziakas, Ph.D. student in horticulture with an emphasis in postharvest physiology, was one of 10 students who had his blog post selected among the entries from 39 students at 34 universities in 14 countries. His entry, "Postharvest Science: A Key Element for Achieving Food Security," focused on a "train the trainer" short course held in Tanzania last August. In this weeklong course, he and colleagues from collaborating U.S. and Tanzanian universities taught local extension agents and farmers the basic principles of postharvest handling of fresh produce including food safety techniques, such as proper cooling methods, packaging and more.

BioKansas and K-State Olathe teamed up to host a professional development workshop dedicated to effective presentation skills for industry professionals. workshop was led by Ellen Lowery, professor of practice in animal health.

We recently celebrated with seven students who earned their graduate degrees from the campus. Two of the graduates were from the professional science master's programs, one was from the food science program and four were from the adult learning and leadership program.

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