December 2019
Community connections lead to enhanced PawsAbilities
K-State's Olathe campus and PawsAbilities have been working together for six years on various projects. Most recently, the two collaborated on a pumpkin-based pet treat. PawsAbilities is the retail business for Inclusion Connections, an Olathe-based nonprofit that provides an array of services to help individuals who have developmental disabilities, such as Down syndrome or autism, so they can be more independent. 
Nine students at Olathe campus earn degrees
Nine Olathe-based students are in the fall 2019 graduating class, including the first graduate from the hospitality management bachelor's degree completion program. 

JoCo Research Triangle on its way to a $1.16 billion impact
In the decade since Johnson County voters approved the one-eighth-cent sales tax to support creating the Johnson County Education Research Triangle (JCERT), the initiative returned more than $64 million a year in economic impact for Kansas City. K-State Olathe is one of the three JCERT funded organizations dedicated to expanding STEM education and research in Johnson County.

Upcoming Events
Corn Schools, Feb. 7, 2020 -- K-State Research and Extension and Kansas Corn are hosting Corn Schools from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Feb. 7, 2020. The event includes a grower panel, research updates and information about weed management and policy. | Learn more

Farmer's Market Regional Workshop, Feb. 21, 2020 -- The Kansas Department of Agriculture, K-State Research and Extension and the Kansas Department of Health and Environment are hosting a workshop on Feb. 21 to assist farmers' market vendors and managers. It will cover topics important to sellers, such as sales tax, food stamps, pest control, regulations on goods and more. | Learn more
Professional Development
Critical Communication Skills for Leaders, Jan. 23, 2020 -- Exceptional leaders listen well and handle difficult conversations with grace and dignity. In this interactive workshop on Jan. 23, 2020, experiential activities and real-life scenarios will help emerging and current leaders become more mindful listeners and learn techniques and methods that will enable them to handle difficult conversation and conflict more effectively. | Register now

Engaging Across Cultural and Generational Differences, Feb. 27, 2020 -- Successful leaders are able to work with and lead others in a culturally diverse workforce. Diversity crosses cultural, global and generational issues. This interactive workshop on Feb. 27, 2020, will provide ways to understand and collaborate with your colleagues by examining workplace flexibility, teamwork, feedback and leadership. This workshop will assist emerging and current leaders become more understanding and inclusive of cultural and generational differences as well as the methods to successfully lead in a globalized environment. | Register now
Animal Health Regulatory Affairs webinar, Jan. 30 -- Spend part of the lunch hour at your computer as you get an in-depth look at the Animal Health Regulatory Affairs graduate certificate . The degree combines the knowledge of animal science and veterinary medicine with skills needed to navigate governmental processes and regulations throughout a product's lifecycle. The webinar is from noon to 12:30 p.m. Questions are welcome. Attend and receive an application fee waiver to the K-State Graduate School (valued at $65). | Register now

Around Campus
Kansas City and K-State Olathe go together like hot cocoa and marshmallows. Enjoy a video of holiday cheer from your Wildcat friends at K-State Olathe.
Student success
Ashlee Skinner
Ashlee Skinner recently presented her master's thesis, "Integrating Cover Crops into High Tunnel Production Systems." Her research looked at which summer and winter cover crops grow best in high tunnels (low-cost alternatives to greenhouses) and how cover crops affect soil nutrients and insects in high tunnels. Her advisor is Cary Rivard, associate professor in horticulture and natural resources, extension specialist and director of the K-State Research and Extension Center - Olathe.
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