February 2019
April 6  All-University Open House features women's soccer game and more

The All-University Open House at Kansas State University's Olathe campus is from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, April 6. The event will have free, hands-on demonstrations, activities, information, food, exhibits and more that appeal to all ages in Greater Kansas City. The K-State fun continues when the women's soccer team holds a spring game at 1 p.m.

Four graduate students studying at Kansas State University's Olathe campus are being awarded scholarships for the spring 2019 academic semester.

A multidisciplinary team of professors and a former research assistant from Kansas State University have just contributed a chapter on laws and regulations for the new book, "Master of Public Health Competencies: A Case Study Approach," for the Council on Education for Public Health.

Strengthening partnerships with contract research organizations, or CROs, is the focus of an upcoming professional development seminar for the animal health industry. The seminar is part of the ongoing regulatory affairs in animal health series.

Due to inclement weather, the 1Data conference is now March 27. Registrants will be automatically re-registered -- although it's not too late for first-time registrants to sign up. The seminar looks at how a clearinghouse platform for human and animal health data can transform research and expedite breakthroughs for human and animal health. 

Heather Woods joins the horticulture and natural resources department as the program coordinator for the urban food systems program. She oversees management, outreach and fundraising to support and market the program. 

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Upcoming events
  • Veterinary medicine lectures -- This free lecture series from the university's College of Veterinary Medicine is geared to high school students, parents, teachers and the general public who are interested in learning more about the animal health profession. Lectures are from 3:30-4:30 p.m. at the Olathe campus and can be streamed online. Upcoming lectures are: 
    • Horse Veterinarian -- On the Road, March 4 -- Chris Blevins, associate professor who specializes in equine field service, will discuss his experiences in the field.  Register now
    • First Aid for Cats and Dogs, March 6 -- Susan Nelson, clinical professor in the Pet Health Center, will talk about how to treat companion animals in need. Register now 
    • Environmental enrichment for felines, March 20 -- Beth Galligan, veterinary technician, will talk about behavior problem prevention and management for cats. Register now 
  • Webinar: M.S. in Adult Learning and Leadership, March 5 -- Spend part of the lunch hour at your computer as you get an in-depth look at the adult learning and leadership master's program from the faculty who lead it. The program focuses on common issues and challenges encountered by those who work with adults in their jobs. Graduates learn enhanced knowledge and skills in interpersonal and intrapersonal communications, management, group dynamics, motivation and more. Attend and receive an application fee waiver to the K-State Graduate School (valued at $65). Register now
  • Information session about academic offerings, March 7 -- Thinking about earning a graduate degree or certificate to advance your career? Join our academics team on campus from 6-7 p.m. on March 7 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
  • Food for Thought Film Series: Food Matters, March 14 -- This free movie and discussion panel examine how the food we eat can help or hurt our health and also looks at organic food, food safety, raw foodism and nutritional therapy. The film is the first in a series from the urban food systems program at the Olathe campus that explore various themes about food and humans' relationship to it. More information
  • Pizza and networking for young professionals, March 26 -- From 4-5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 26, K-State Olathe is hosting the Olathe YOPros for an evening of grab-and-grill pizzas and networking. Register now
Around the campus

Dozens of independent food producers in the region attended a recent farmers' market vendor workshop at the Olathe campus to learn about vendor marketing and communications; pest control and soil health; regulations on on selling meat, eggs and poultry; sales tax for vendors; and much more. The workshop was a joint effort by the Kansas Department of Agriculture, K-State Research and Extension and the Kansas Department of Health and Environment.

Royce Ann Collins , associate professor and graduate program director of  adult learning and leadership  at K-State Olathe and Fort Leavenworth, and Judy Favor, assistant professor of adult learning and leadership, recently led the Adult Learning Symposium for veterinarians who attended the national VMX Veterinary Meeting and Expo in Orlando, Florida. Throughout the course of a day, Collins and Favor led five modules that taught veterinarians how to better engage and communicate with adults, whom veterinarians work with in various professionals capacities and roles. 

Kansas State University Provost and Executive Vice President Charles Tabor spent a day at the Olathe campus, meeting with faculty and staff, getting an in-depth look at academic programs and touring educational facilities, including the K-State Research and Extension Center-Olathe.

Kansas State University Olathe 

913-541-1220 | olatheinfo@k-state.edu
22201 W. Innovation Drive, Olathe, Kansas 66061