June 2021
Student fees removed at K-State Olathe; degrees become more affordable
K-State is simplifying and reducing its tuition and fees structure, as recently approved by the Kansas Board of Regents. For K-State Olathe, this means the elimination of the $127 per credit hour campus fee and the $127 summer/intersession fees. On average, this now saves students more than $3,800 on a 30 credit hour master's degree and more than $11,000 on a doctorate. Undergraduates completing their bachelor's degree also save thousands of dollars compared to previous rates.
Enrollment opens in full-stack Web development career transition program
Starting July 12, K-State Olathe campus is offering an onramp for those looking to transition to a full-stack Web development career. The Full-Stack Development Bootcamp is a 400-hour, cohort-based, noncredit job training program that provides accelerated training in Web design, Web development and software engineering. 

Digital bootcamp series designed to fill region's job vacancies
K-State Olathe is using its professional development programming to help Greater Kansas City and beyond fill job vacancies in highly skilled cyber fields. In November 2020, the campus launched the Digital Skills Bootcamps as a fast-track for people who want to enter a job in a cyber field, such as cybersecurity, digital marketing or Web development.

K-State Olathe, KU Edwards offer resources to reduce education costs
Earning a college degree can be expensive. That’s why JCERT’s higher education partners – K-State Olathe and the KU Edwards Campus – provide options that make college affordable and offer degrees that provide a return on those investments.

Middle school summer camp explores food science and careers
Starting July 12, K-State Olathe is offering a virtual summer camp for middle schoolers interested in the science of cooking. Participants will learn the secrets of making the perfect pizza, the yummiest desserts and more.

K-State President Myers announces retirement
Following a lifetime of public service, Kansas State University President Richard B. Myers plans to retire at the end of this calendar year. Myers has served as the university’s 14th president since 2016.

Upcoming Events
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. Limited spots remain open. | Register now

Canning 101: Waterbath, Aug. 17 -- Are you interested in learning how to can fresh produce? Join us for this hands-on workshop from 6-9 p.m. Aug. 17. We’ll make and can a jar of salsa you can take home and enjoy. | Register now
Professional Development
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. | Register now

Information session about academic offerings, 4-5 p.m., June 23 and Aug. 4 -- 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 after-hours 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 for 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., Aug. 10 -- 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. | Register now

  • Professional Science Master in Applied Biosciences, 12:30 - 1 p.m., Aug. 10 -- 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
Around Campus
Members of the Kansas State College Advising Corps recently met at K-State Olathe to celebrate the 2020-2021 academic year. The group hires recent college graduates to serve as full-time college advisers in select high schools in Wyandotte and Johnson counties. Advisers help first-generation, low-income and underrepresented high school students in these schools apply for college and secure scholarships. Since 2016, KSCAC members have met one-on-one with 12,989 high school seniors – 33,152 of whom submitted college applications. Members also have helped 9,880 seniors complete their FAFSA and receive $273.8 million in competitive scholarships and financial aid. 
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