June 2020
Regulatory requirements for animal drugs and vaccines are topics of upcoming workshops
This fall, K-State Olathe is offering three workshops that cover the regulatory aspects of animal drug and vaccine development, with options for introductory and advanced courses. The workshops can be attended in-person at the Olathe campus or virtually.
August workshop helps agribusinesses build resilience
"Managing through Crisis: Lessons Learned and Opportunities for the Future" is Aug. 18. Attendees will learn the resources and capabilities needed to overcome future economic and health crises.

Fall academic calendar adjusted
K-State is moving the start and end dates of the fall 2020 semester up one week. Under the adjusted fall 2020 academic calendar, the first day of classes is Aug. 17. The last day of classes is Dec. 4. The last day for in-person on-campus classes is Nov. 20.

Policy update requires masks be worn in buildings on campus
K-State has updated its face-covering policy to require masks or coverings on most of the property for students, employees, visitors, contractors and vendors. Masks must be worn indoors and anytime people are unable to maintain 6 feet of social distance, including outside.

Exploring the intersection of business and education
What does teaching and business look like in today's environment? A K-State Olathe faculty member is using a blog to explore those topics around the hospitality industry. The blog is for industry, students and academia to come together and discuss particular topics in a non-traditional outlet. Topics range from what some local business are doing during reopening, how race factors into classroom education and the workplace, when learning happens and more.

Upcoming Events
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
Professional Development
Professional Presence for Leaders, Sep. 17 -- This workshop teaches the importance and value of professional presences for leadership development. It is part of the Leadership Essentials series, which is comprised of four workshop sessions geared toward giving industry professionals a competitive edge. Participants are able to attend the workshops on-site or remotely. | Register now

Engaging Across Cultural and Generational Differences Workshop, Oct. 13 -- Successful leaders are able to work with and lead others in a culturally diverse workforce. Diversity crosses cultural, global and generational issues. Learn how to successfully lead in a globalized environment. This is part of the Leadership Essentials series. | 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. Upcoming webinars are:

  • Master of Agribusiness-animal health cohort, July 8 -- Become a trusted business leader at your animal health company using a wealth of knowledge about business, policy, regulations and animal health. | Register now

  • B.S. in Hospitality Management, July 14 -- Interested in finishing what you've started? Want to be a part of the industry? Join us for a brief program presentation from our faculty, Brett Horton, Ph.D. | Register now

  • Professional Science Master in Applied Biosciences, July 28 -- Lead a research unit, lab, business or nonprofit with the skills and confidence necessary to succeed. Learn how this unique graduate degree fuses advanced training in animal health and food safety and security with leadership and managerial skills designed for industry. | Register now

Information session about academic offerings, Aug. 11 -- 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 6-7 p.m. on Aug. 11 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

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