April 2020
Academic, professional development, community offerings available
Despite continuing with its limited operations, K-State's Olathe campus has a series of academic, community and professional development activities for the summer and fall.
Changes to middle school STEM summer camps
In an effort to maintain safety, the in-person STEM summer camps for middle school students have been canceled. Registrants will receive a full refund. An email with more details has been sent to all recipients. The camps will return for summer 2021.
One Health research, education at the heart of K-State initiatives
Many faculty, staff and students are conducting research that advances knowledge and technologies to human, animal and environmental health issues, such as antimicrobial resistance, nutrition, soil health, climate change, zoonotic diseases, regenerative medicine and cancer and cardiovascular diseases.

1Data platform improves human and animal health
Researchers at K-State and the University of Missouri-Kansas City are curating big data to save human and animal lives and improve the quality of life for both.

Upcoming Events
One Health Online Summer Course, June 3-24 -- High school juniors and seniors are invited to participate in a free, non-credit, online course about One Health. One Health describes the complex interrelationships between humans and animals, humans and the environment, and animals and the environment. The class is designed to teach students about this interdisciplinary topic and introduce them to what is required in online college-level courses. The deadline for enrollment is May 15. | Register now

Online lecture: Emerging Zoonotic Diseases and Global Health, May 20 -- Learn about diseases that jump from animals to humans, the challenges they pose to society and what scientists are doing to track and combat these new diseases. Bonto Faburay, Ph.D., D.V.M., M.Sc., research associate professor in the College of Veterinary Medicine, will discuss these topics during his online lecture from 3:30-4:30 p.m. on May 20. The free lecture is for students, parents, educators and community members interested in animal health. The lecture is part of the Careers and Cases in Veterinary Medicine Lecture Series from K-State's College of Veterinary Medicine. | Register now

Expand your knowledge
Wanting to learn about a new topic or expand your knowledge about a familiar one? Check out the video archives for two ongoing community series and learn at your leisure.

  • Gaining Ground -- Experts from the urban core take a deep-dive into agricultural topics as they teach technical and systems-level information to agriculture educators. Topics include food hubs and alternative markets, bookkeeping tools for farmers and navigating FSA loans. | Watch now

  • Careers and Cases in Veterinary Medicine -- Researchers and veterinarians at K-State discuss numerous topics in the world of animal health. Learn about pet first aid, veterinary dentistry, common internal and external parasites in pets, zoonotic diseases, exotic animal medicine and surgery, and much more. | Watch now
Information session about academic offerings, May 7 -- Looking to advance your career with a graduate degree or certificate or know someone who is looking to complete their bachelor's degree? Join our academic team from 4-5 p.m. on May 7 for a virtual meeting in which you can share your career goals and we can help you find which of our academic programs can help you achieve those goals. Attend and receive an application fee waiver to the K-State Graduate School (valued at $65). | Register now

Webinars -- Spend part of your lunch at your computer or smartphone getting an in-depth look at some of the academic programs at K-State Olathe from the faculty who lead them. Each webinar is from noon to 12:30 p.m. Questions are welcome. Attend a free webinar and receive an application fee waiver to the K-State Graduate School (valued at $50). Upcoming webinars are:

  • Horticulture with an emphasis in urban food systems, May 6 -- Use a deep knowledge of agriculture and food systems to positively influence communities by increasing the availability and quality of food. | Register now

  • Master of Agribusiness-animal health cohort, May 12 -- Become a trusted business leader at your animal health company using a wealth of knowledge about business, policy, regulations and animal health. | Register now

  • School counseling, June 4 -- Support students in their academic, social, emotional and career development journeys by using the skills, knowledge and tools possessed by a dynamic, professional school counselor. | Register now

Did You Know?
The K-State community is combating COVID-19 through research, distance education, community resources and much more.

Around Campus
Seven managers at clubs and resorts in the region have spoken to undergraduate students in the Professional Club Management class. Their insight into the industry has been invaluable to the students , said Brett Horton, professor of practice in hospitality management, who teaches the class.
Graduating students
Three students in the M.S. in Veterinary Biomedical Science program recently gave their defenses for their degree.

´╗┐Corey White discussed how a recombinant turkey herpesvirus vaccine provides effective protection against multiple pathogens in chickens. White, who works with DNA in Ceva's molecular lab, said the project helped her understand how the vaccine development process works.
Nicole Loerger, a teacher and assistant facilitator in the Animal Health Academy at Olathe North High School, discussed a case study that she developed for her students in the academy. It focuses on Rift Valley Fever and tasks students with using an interdisciplinary approach to contain and prevent the further spread of the zoonotic disease on a variety of fronts. She plans to use the case study in her spring 2021 Wildlife Biology course.

´╗┐Kristina Eichhorst, who began her academic journey at the Olathe campus, discussed NleB's interactions with three glycosylated substrates from mammals. NleB is an effector ortholog in E.coli and Salmonella that helps these bacteria cause gastrointestinal tract infections. She also looked at how a bacteria modified with type III secretion system affects this secretion system.
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