March 2021
K-State Olathe and MidAmerica Nazarene partner on cooperative academic credit program
A new partnership with Kansas State University and MidAmerica Nazarene University lets MNU undergraduates take advanced animal health science courses at K-State's Olathe campus. These advanced science courses may later be used to help MNU graduates who pursue graduate study at K-State, get a jump-start on a master's degree in animal health or biosciences that aligns with industry in Greater Kansas City.
K-State Olathe teams up with community partners to increase post-secondary education for Latinos
Increasing the number of Latino students in Greater Kansas City's community, state and private colleges has become a key focus for K-State Olathe. The campus is working with local organizations and schools to help with the effort.

Collins, colleagues draft practice report about COVID's impact on adult learners and higher education
K-State Olathe's associate professor of adult learning and leadership, Royce Ann Collins, was the lead author of a practice report that addressed the COVID-19 response by 16 Kansas City metro area higher education institutions.

Two K-State Olathe students chosen for BioKansas Industry Immersion Program
Michaela Willmore and Laurel Silcott, two K-State Olathe students, were selected to interface with the state's bioscience ecosystem and explore how it operates, while helping to address the challenges scientists face when transitioning to the private sector.

Middle school summer camp explores food science and careers
Through Zoom interactions with our K-State food professionals, middle school participants will gain the opportunity to dive into the exciting world of baking and food science during this "Fun with Food" summer camp.

Student profile: Deanna H.
With a life-long passion for the animal health industry, Deanna helps run clinical studies for FDA products, such as parasiticides for companion animals. See what she had to say about her education and training, and how it has contributed to her career.

Upcoming Events
Latinos Hacia la Universidad/Latinos Go to College, March 27 -- Latino students and their parents are invited to a free, bilingual information session about how to prepare for college. | Register now

Fun with Food Science Summer Camp, July 12-15 -- Sign up your curious junior scientist for a four-day 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
Regulatory Affairs 101, April 7-8 -- An introductory course on the regulatory aspects of animal drug and vaccine development, providing attendees with an understanding of the veterinary drug approval processes including the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the U.S. Department of Agriculture. | Register now

Advanced Biologics Workshop, May 26-27 -- In this workshop, attendees will learn the history of applicable regulations implemented 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
Veterinary Dental Case Studies, 3:30-4:30 p.m., April 14 -- The veterinary medicine series provides These lectures provide a rare opportunity for K-12 students, teachers and community members to learn about cases in Veterinary Medicine through our K-State experts. | Register now

Professional Science Master in Applied Biosciences, noon to 12:30 p.m., April 15 -- 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

M.S. in Veterinary Biomedical Science, noon to 12:30 p.m., April 22 -- Become a top-level scientist or administrator through an in-depth understanding of animal physiology, diseases and their relevance to human health. Content in this degree program is framed within an interdisciplinary approach to enhance problem-solving skills. | Register now
Around Campus
Women in STEM
In honor of International Women's Day on March 8, we celebrate our female faculty and staff members working in STEM fields. Congratulations Paige Adams, Haley Larson, Melanie Monsees, Londa Nwadike, Eleni Pliakoni, Jackie Spears and Rebekkah Stuteville!
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