October 2018
University and KC employers, collaborators use summer activities to engage first-generation students

Over the summer, hundreds of middle and high school students from underrepresented populations in Kansas City, Kansas, participated in STEM-centric activities from Kansas State University. The goal was to begin establishing pathways to post-secondary education for the students and start building a talented future workforce in high-demand career areas that meet the region's needs.   

Join Kansas State University, BioNexus KC and BioKansas for Kansas City One Health Day. The event is from 3-6 p.m. Nov. 1 at K-State Olathe. It features activities about a One Health approach to antibiotic stewardship. 

Two adult learning and leadership faculty at K-State Olathe are teaching veterinarians how to better communicate and engage with adults as part of the 2019 VMX Veterinary Meeting and Expo. 

K-State Olathe has been named a Platinum Level Healthy KC Certified Organization by the Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce. The campus also placed first for participation in Kansas State University's Purple is Progress Movement Challenge.  

Faculty Profile: Martin Talavera

Dr. Martin Talavera is an assistant professor of sensory analysis and consumer behavior at K-State Olathe. He shares how drawings of the digestive system and a love of the natural sciences turned into a career in sensory research.

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Upcoming events
  • Animal Health Industry Insights, Oct. 23 -- From 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. on
    Oct. 23, four prominent animal health industry leaders will share their insights on current trends in the animal health industry and what that means for the future of the industry, including career opportunities. Register now
  • Veterinary Medicine Lectures -- Veterinarians from Kansas State University's College of Veterinary Medicine are giving a series of free lectures at the Olathe campus. The program is geared to high school students, but parents, teachers and the general public are welcome to attend. Presenters will be available the day of each lecture to meet with interested students/families. 
    • Preparation for Veterinary Education, Oct. 24 -- Presented by Shaun Huser, clinical assistant professor of beef production medicine. Register now
    • Noise Phobias and Separation Anxiety, Nov. 7 -- Presented by Neala Boyer, clinical assistant professor of clinical sciences. Register now
  • Information session about academic offerings, Nov. 8 -- Join our academics team on campus from 6-7 p.m. 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. Register now
  • Webinars -- 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 during the lunch hour and questions are welcome. Attend a free webinar and receive an application fee waiver to the K-State Graduate School (valued at $65). Upcoming sessions are:
    • Master of Agribusiness - Animal Health Cohort, Nov. 14 -- From noon to 12:30 p.m., learn about the MAB degree and how its animal health cohort emphasis supports the Animal Health Corridor and a variety of animal health and food-related careers. Register now
    • Professional Science Master's in Applied Science and Technology webinar, Dec. 5 -- From noon to 12:30 p.m., find out how this unique program helps students pursue advanced training in the sciences while gaining professional skills highly valued by employers. Email [email protected] to register.
  • CRO-Sponsor Relationships: Best Practices to Improve Efficiency and Regulatory Process Outcomes, Dec. 6 -- Strong sponsor partnerships with contract research organizations, or CROs, can deliver substantial benefits for animal health product development both in efficiency and deliverable quality resulting in faster product approvals. But strategic partnerships require significant investment of effort to develop and maintain. By jointly confronting the barriers to success, and coming to agreement on the needed changes and time commitment required, sponsors and CROs can increase their probability of success. This sixth seminar in the animal health regulatory affairs series will explore the benefits, barriers and factors for success for truly productive partnerships. Email [email protected] to register.
Around the campus

K-State Olathe recently hosted the Skills for Success Workshop for high school juniors. Students met with representatives from local businesses and industry to learn more about career paths and skills as a way to prepare them for their future. 

Several Olathe faculty and staff showed their KC and purple pride by marching in the homecoming parade in Manhattan, Kansas. They dressed to support the 'Cats and Kansas City's teams, including the Chiefs and Royals. 

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