March 2022
Engineers, architects, school officials to 'clear the air' around HVAC and student performance
Clearing the Air: The Future of Healthy Schools brings together engineers, architects and school officials to look at improving K-12 students' test scores and attendance by improving the air quality in classrooms.
Haley finalist in Three Minute Thesis competition
Olivia Haley, doctoral student in horticulture and natural resources, was one of 10 finalists from among 41 graduate students to compete in K-State's Three Minute Thesis competition. Haley's thesis was "There's a photon in my water! UV light, food safety, and you."

Join the K-State Olathe team
We are currently hiring two admissions representatives, a human capital assistant and an extension associate in produce safety. Join our team today. 

Alumni Profile: Cody S.
Cody S., a recent graduate of the Professional Science Master in Applied Biosciences degree program, shares how what he learned in the program has furthered his career.

Upcoming Events
Community
Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt Certification Training, April 7-8 -- For the first time, the two-day Lean Six Sigma training comes to K-State Olathe. The main goal of the yellow belt course is to provide an introduction to Lean Six Sigma and how it can be used by individuals and teams to improve customer satisfaction and work more effectively with teams to solve problems. | Register now

Vet Med Lecture: Zoonotic Disease in Animal Shelter – β€œIt’s a zoo in there,” 3:30-4:30 p.m., April 14 -- Brad Crauer, D.V.M., Shelter Medicine Program director, and Cody Dressler, D.V.M., clinical associate professor in the Shelter Medicine Program, discuss animal diseases that can transfer to humans. | Register now

New Cuisines: Meal Planning and Kitchen Basics in partnership with Girl Scouts, 5:30-8 p.m., April 26 -- In partnership with the Girl Scouts, KSO will host a beginner's food science camp for middle school girls where scouts will learn about food science and food preparation techniques in KSO's professional kitchen with food science experts. | Register now

One Health High School Summer Course, June 1-22 -- K-State Olathe offers high school juniors and seniors a free, noncredit, online course about the complex interrelationships between humans, animals and the environment. This course is designed to give students a taste of what will be required to take an online college-level course. Registration closes May 30. | Register now
Professional Development
Using Innovation and Strategy to Improve Results, April 14 -- "A problem well defined is half solved" is the starting point for this workshop. Using tools such as the Problem-Solving Model, Strategic Planning, RASCI, and Lean Thinking participants will come away with tools to add value to their organization or the groups they lead. Much of a person's success is leading others in a direction they are hesitant to go. This workshop will hone your skills and leading strategically so others will follow and support the organizational efforts. | Register now

Evaluating and Improving Team Performance, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., May 3 -- Feedback is essential to help us all grow and improve. Giving feedback and improving performance can be difficult for the leader and the employees. There are numerous studies on the negative reactions of employees to their performance evaluations. However, most employees want fair and constructive performance feedback. This workshop will address giving and receiving performance related feedback, communicating roles and responsibilities, coaching for growth, developing corrective action plans, as well as building and maintaining rapport. | Register now

Animal Health 101, May 11-12 -- An introductory course on the regulatory aspects of animal drug and vaccine development, attendees gain 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
Academic
M.S. in Adult Learning and Leadership Webinar, noon to 12:30 p.m., April 13 -- Join us from your computer or smartphone for a 30-minute in-depth look at the M.S. in Adult Learning and Leadership Webinar degree program. The program is for those wanting to advance their career by becoming a better educator, trainer, program planner, manager or leader. | Register now
Conferences
We are now offering conference support. Here are a few of the upcoming conferences:

  • Personal Financial Professionals Summit, April 28-29 -- This annual conference provides high-quality continuing education targeted to personal financial professionals, including wealth advisors, insurance professionals and financial counselors. It attracts advisors regionally and provides an opportunity for personal financial planning students to experience a professional conference and engage with industry professionals. | Register now

  • Midwest Commercial Vehicle Safety Summit, June 1-2 -- This summit brings together federal agencies, industry, enforcement, engineers, university researchers, insurance companies and nonprofits who have an interest in reducing the number and severity of commercial motor vehicle crashes with the goal of knowledge dissemination and networking. | Register now
Around Campus
New leadership from K-State's Manhattan and Olathe campuses recently met to learn about the Olathe campus and meet with its faculty and staff. From left to right: Charles Taber, K-State provost; Richard Linton, K-State president; Jackie Spears, interim dean and CEO of K-State Olathe; and Ben Wolfe, upcoming CEO of K-State Olathe.
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