August 2019
Sept. 26 seminar examines interruptions in the supply chain of animal pharmaceuticals
At an upcoming regulatory affairs seminar, experts from industry, academia and government are focusing on why interruptions happen in the animal pharmaceutical supply chain and the best practices for mitigating those interruptions. 
A great recipe for middle schoolers
Who knew that learning could be so tasty? Fifteen middle school students spent their mornings mixing food and science as they made ice cream sandwiches, caramel peanut bites, honey cranberry granola, chips of every flavor, and elaborate packaging and marketing materials to promote their new products.

Industrial hemp test plots flourishing across the state
Olathe is one of three K-State Research and Extension sites across Kansas that is growing industrial hemp using a variety of techniques and environments. The goal is to learn what grows well in the state, how it grows best and what those crops might become as end products.

THE HOT ZONE recap draws nearly 200 attendees
Nancy and Jerry Jaax, K-State leaders who were involved with the detection of Ebola on U.S. soil in 1989, discussed those events, which were depicted in the recent National Geographic limited series THE HOT ZONE, at a community event.

Faculty Profile: Gerald Wyckoff
Whether it's where to get the best pizza in town or how "big data" about human and animal health will revolutionize medical research and accelerate breakthroughs for people and pets, Gerald Wyckoff knows. The project director of 1Data and professor at the University of Missouri-Kansas City and K-State Olathe, gives an overview of how 1Data is bringing together industry, academia and government to advance medical treatments and discoveries and also shares a bit about his background.

Student Profile: Myron Peterson
Meet Myron Peterson, assistant general manager at the Home2 Suites by Hilton in downtown KC. He works full-time, recently became a first-time father — and is a hospitality management student at the K-State Olathe campus. Find out why Peterson felt there was no more waiting to finish his degree.

Upcoming Events
Willie and the Salad Bonanza, Sept. 16 -- This contest challenges student teams in grades K-12 to grow the largest amounts of spinach, kale and lettuce in a single container over the course of 43 days. K-State will provide free seeds and contest rules. All competitors are invited to the food-related career expo during the judging on Oct. 28, 4-5:30 p.m. The deadline to register a team is Sept. 16. | Register now

Osher Institute: The Willows Maternity Sanitarium, KC and Unwed Mothers, Sept. 17 -- This noncredit enrichment course explores how Kansas City became known as the "Adoption Hub of America" in the mid-1990s. | Register now

Food for Thought Series: Sustainable, Sept. 19 -- Join us from 6-8 p.m. Sept. 19 for the next film in the free Food for Thought series. "Sustainable" is a vital investigation of the economic and environmental instability of America’s food system, from the agricultural issues we face — soil loss, water depletion, climate change, pesticide use — to the community of leaders who are determined to fix it. A panel comprised of experts from field will discuss the themes following the film. | Learn more

Careers and Cases in Veterinary Medicine Lecture Series -- The fall series kicks off Sept. 25 and features three, free events. Students, parents, educators and interested community members are invited to learn more about the world of veterinary medicine, including career options. | Learn more

One Health Day, Nov. 6 -- Join Kansas State University, BioNexus KC, BioKansas, the KU Edwards Campus and Frontiers: University of Kansas Clinical and Translational Science Institute for Kansas City One Health Day. The event is from 3-6 p.m. on Nov. 6 at Kansas State University's Olathe campus. This year's topic is "Climate Change and Extreme Weather Events." | Learn more
Professional Development
Effective Presentation Design for Technical Professionals, Sept. 12 -- Effective presentation design can have a dramatic on the impact and effectiveness of your presentations and audience understanding. This training is for technical professionals in STEM disciplines (scientists, engineers, computational roles, etc.) who are tasked with delivering complex/technical information diverse audiences. This workshop is geared to both early and advanced career professionals looking to enhance their technical presentation design, content and delivery strategy. | Register now

Using Strengths and Emotional Intelligence to Maximize Personal and Team Performance, Oct. 24 -- This workshop will help emerging and current leaders understand how to use strengths and emotional intelligence to maximize performance. Specifically, it will help participants learn how to build on both personal and team strengths in leadership roles. Additionally, participants will examine emotional intelligence and learn specific ways they can improve their emotional intelligence to maximize personal and team performance. | Register now

Webinars  -- Spend part of the lunch hour at your computer as you get an in-depth look at the academic programs at K-State Olathe from the faculty who lead it. Each webinar is from noon to 12:30 p.m. Questions are welcome. Attend a free webinar from your computer and receive an application fee waiver to the K-State Graduate School (valued at $65).

  • Professional Science Master's degree, Aug. 22 -- Find out how this unique program helps students pursue advanced training in the sciences while gaining professional and leadership skills highly valued by employers. | Register now

  • M.S. in Veterinary Biomedical Science, Oct. 16 -- This 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. | Register now

Information session about academic offerings, Sept. 18  -- Thinking about earning a graduate degree to advance your career? Join our academics team on campus from 6-7 p.m. on Sept. 18 to learn about our degree 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

Did You Know?
A national student survey ranks K-State among the best college experiences. Students praise the university's student-centered approach with seven Top 10 rankings in The Princeton Review's "The Best 385 Colleges" publication.

Around Campus
The Journal of Food Science recently published Konstantinos Batziakas' article on the " Descriptive Analysis and Consumer Acceptability of Locally and Commercially Grown Spinach ." Batziakas is a doctoral candidate in horticulture and natural resources and conducts research in the Postharvest Physiology Lab at the Olathe campus.
Doctoral dissertation
Chetan Sharma, doctoral student in human nutrition, presented his dissertation on the sensory and consumer aspects of potatoes. He discussed descriptive terms, how to get the best feedback from consumers and consumer behavior around spuds.

Master's report
Brittany Wilhite, master's student in the veterinary biomedical science program, recently presented her master's report. She discussed the current challenges in controlling diseases in ruminant animals that are associated with three mycoplasma. Wilhite, from Alaska, completed her degree in a year and plans to earn her D.V.M. 

ASHS Conference
Several students and faculty members from the urban food systems program recently presented their research at the American Society for Horticultural Science's National Conference in Las Vegas. Doctoral candidates Kelly Gude and Konstantinos Batziakas both took home awards for their research. Cary Rivard, associate professor and extension specialist of horticulture and natural resources, took home an award for a an extension video.
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