April 2021
K-State Olathe campus celebrates 10 years
Today, K-State Olathe is celebrating 10 years in Greater Kansas City. The campus opened its doors on April 26, 2011, as the first higher education facility supported by a local tax.
Consumer research on a continental level
Grace Deubler, a doctoral student in human ecology, is looking at the drivers of liking around men's face lotion in the U.S. and South Korea. Her goal is to identify which characteristics of face lotion are most important to men.

Middle school summer camp explores food science and careers
K-State Olathe is offering a virtual summer camp for middle schoolers interested in the science of cooking — and the fun of eating their creations.

Capabilities and client base grows for food industry, entrepreneur resource
In 2020, the Food Innovation Accelerator expanded its capabilities and saw its clientele triple. The accelerator is a physical resource for food-based entrepreneurs and the food product and ingredient industry.

Four faculty to emphasize the need for collaboration around zoonotic diseases at online national conference
As part of a national conference, four K-State faculty are discussing the need for intentional partnerships by public administration, public health and animal health professionals when it comes to responding to and improving policy for zoonotic diseases.

Upcoming Events
One Health High School Summer Course, June 2 and June 23 -- K-State Olathe offers high school junior and senior a free, non-credit, online course about the complex interrelationships between humans and animals, humans and the environment and animals and the environment. This course is designed to give students a taste of what will be required to take an online college-level course. | Register now

Fun with Food Science Summer Camp, July 12-15 -- Sign up your curious junior scientist for a four-day online summer camp that explores the world of baking and the science behind the food we eat. Through Zoom interactions with our K-State food professionals, participants will learn the secrets of making the perfect pizza and the yummiest desserts. | Register now
Professional Development
Digital Marketing Bootcamp Introductory Course, May 17-18 -- Enter the digital marketing industry with the full kit of professional know-how, brought to you by industry leaders and niche experts. The immersive bootcamp program covers digital marketing training to break into career excellence. | Register now

Cybersecurity Bootcamp Introductory Course, May 17-18 -- According to Forbes, the IT field is one of the fastest-growing industries in the U.S., with cyber professionals ranking at the top of the country’s list of happiest workers and also being some of the highest-paid. The Kansas State University Cybersecurity Bootcamp is an immersive, hands-on program that prepares participants to become qualified cybersecurity professionals in less than one year. | Register now

Advanced Biologics Workshop, May 26-27 -- In this workshop, attendees will learn the history of applicable regulations used by the USDA’s Center for Veterinary Biologics and will gain an understanding of the integration of science into successful product approval and maintenance. | Register now

Advanced Pharmaceuticals Workshop, June 16-17 -- This advanced workshop covers five topics that comprise the four major technical sections of a product submission to the FDA’s Center for Veterinary Medicine — chemistry, manufacturing and control; efficacy; target animal safety; human food safety; and efficacy for generic products. | Register now

Personal Financial Planning Workshop, June 29 -- Have you ever wondered how behavioral economics, client psychology and financial therapy fit together? Simple. They all seek to understand the why behind a client's financial decisions. This three-part interactive webinar will offer a framework for integrating insights, theories and tools from these fields into work with clients. Look for registration information in the May issue.
Information session about academic offerings, May 5-- 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 5 to discuss your career goals and 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. | Register now

Webinars-- Join us from your computer or smartphone to a 30 minute in-depth look at some of the academic programs at K-State Olathe from the faculty who lead them. Questions are welcome. Attend a free webinar and receive an application fee waiver. Upcoming webinars are:

  • Animal Health Regulatory Affairs Graduate Certificate, noon to 12:30 p.m., May 12 -- Developed with industry input for an in-demand profession, this certificate combines the knowledge of animal science and veterinary medicine with skills needed to navigate governmental processes and regulations throughout a product's lifecycle. Attend the virtual webinar and have your K-State Graduate School application fee waived. | Register now

  • B.S. in Hospitality Management degree completion, noon to 12:30 p.m., May 18 -- Looking to finish what you've started? Want to move up in a rebounding industry? Learn how the hospitality management bachelor's degree completion program can help. With immediately usable education taught by faculty invested in your success, you can live, work and earn your degree in KC. Attend the virtual webinar and have your application fee waived. | Register now
Around Campus
Hospitality Management student, Camber McDonald, receives prestigious Les Dames d'Escoffier scholarship
Congratulations to K-State Olathe hospitality management student Camber McDonald for receiving the prestigious Les Dames d'Escoffier scholarship as she studies to pursue a career in eco-tourism. McDonald shares:

"As a non-traditional student, I felt that I had missed the opportunities to experience college and receiving this prestigious scholarship validates that it is never too late to try again; it is never too late to refocus on your education and career. I am honored that the scholarship committee considers my dreams of entering eco-tourism to be as valuable and important as I do. I hope to use this opportunity to further my education by seeking experiences in eco-tourism and embracing the industry."
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