March 2019
Breakthrough  data-sharing agreement advances translational medicine 

1Data, a unique collaboration by researchers at Kansas State University and the University of Missouri-Kansas City, has signed a first-of-its-kind  data sharing agreement with a local animal health company.  The information may help "big data" researchers rapidly develop and test therapeutics, drugs and medical technologies for people and their companion animals.

The Olathe campus is welcoming seven new members to its advisory board and one new member to its board of directors. Both groups provide feedback on initiatives and programs to ensure that the campus meets the needs of Greater Kansas City.

Alumni Success Story: Jana Meyers

Learn how a passion for continuous improvement led Jana Meyers to the Adult Learning and Leadership program - and new career opportunities. 

Open House event slated for April 6, offers community activities and fun for all ages

You're invited to the  All-University Open House at Kansas State University's Olathe campus from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, April 6.   Open House is free and requires no reservations.  Let the countdown to fun begin! 

Activities for all | 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. 
We'll be serving entertainment, activities, hands-on demonstrations, food, exhibits and more geared for Wildcats of all ages. Plan your visit.

K-State Women's Soccer Spring Game | 1 - 3 p.m.
Open house wraps with a spring game between the K-State women's soccer team and Oral Roberts University at  1 p.m. at the College Boulevard Activity Center -- across the street from campus. Advanced tickets to the game can be purchased at a discounted price. Order tickets now and learn more.

$500 scholarships offered
The Olathe campus and its partners are offering four $500 scholarships to new students applying to academic programs for summer or fall 2019.  See the eligibility details.

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: 
    • STEM Cell Therapy: What Does the Future Hold?, April 3 -- Dr. Manuel Chamorro, assistant professor, will explore applications of STEM cell therapy in animals. Register now
    • To Cut is to Fix, April 17 -- Dr. James Roush, professor, will present cases related to small animal surgery, especially in the area of orthopedics. Register now
  • Information session about academic offerings, April 17 -- Thinking about earning a graduate degree or certificate to advance your career? Join our academics team on campus from 6-7 p.m. on April 17 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
  • Webinar: M.S. in Veterinary Biomedical Sciences, April 24 -- Spend part of the lunch hour at your computer as you get an in-depth look at the veterinary biomedical science master's program from the faculty who lead it. The program provides students with an opportunity to advance their knowledge in animal health, and offers research opportunities in state-of-the art labs while students advance their careers in the animal health industry. Attend and receive an application fee waiver to the K-State Graduate School (valued at $65). Register now
  • Food for Thought Film Series: Inhabit a Permaculture Perspective, April 11 -- This free movie and discussion panel explores the many environmental issues facing us today and examines solutions that are being applied using the ecological design process called 'Permaculture'. The film is the second in a series from the urban food systems program at the Olathe campus that explore various themes about food and humans' relationship to it.
Around the campus

On March 5, nearly 80 attendees participated in a seminar focused on CRO-sponsor relationships, including best practices to improve outcomes. This event is part of K-State Olathe's ongoing regulatory affairs seminar series that targets hot topics in the animal health industry and works to enhance connections between industry, regulatory agencies and research organizations.

Dozens of young professionals took part in a networking event at the Olathe campus. Attendees learned how to make pizza dough and grill pizza while they made new connections and learned about the academic programs at the Olathe campus.  The event was sponsored by the Olathe Chamber of Commerce YOPros and Costco of Overland Park. 

Kansas State University Olathe 

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