November 2020
Bootcamps provide fast-track career training for thousands of cybersecurity job vacancies
K-State Olathe and HackerU are partnering on a series of immersive career transition programs for those looking to enter the cyber industry. With the demand for skilled cyber professionals at an all-time high, this series provides a fast-track solution toward breaking into a lucrative and sustainable field.
K-State to lead Double Up Food Bucks in much of Kansas
A new grant from USDA’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture will provide a dollar-for-dollar match to low-income consumers who purchase fruits and vegetables at participating farmers markets or grocery stores.

Annual Willie and the Salad Bonanza Contest winners announced
Greater Kansas City K-12 students learned about plant growth through a leafy salad greens growing contest that tested students' horticulture skills and knowledge.

New Hire: Megan Gould
Megan Gould joins the K-State Olathe campus as a communications and marketing assistant for campus initiatives and the American Association of Industry Veterinarians.

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
Animal Health Regulatory 101, Dec. 9-10 -- This workshop on veterinary medicine regulations introduces the regulatory aspects of animal drug and vaccine development. Attendees will gain an understanding of veterinary drug and vaccine approval processes. This two-day interactive course will cover a series of learning objectives. | Register now

Critical Communications Skills for Leaders Workshop, Dec. 17 -- In this interactive workshop, 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

Webinars -- Join us from your computer or smartphone to take 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, 11:30 a.m. to noon, Dec. 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, noon to 12:30 p.m., Dec. 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
Three students in the M.S. in Veterinary Biomedical Science program recently gave their master's reports to earn their degree.

Abigail Lane Crowley presented on diagnostic testing and the challenges associated with the vaccine development of porcine rotavirus.

Sara Swanson discussed how socialization affects dogs.

Erin Janes' research explored potential areas of future vaccine development for novel porcine circovirus type 3(PCV3).
In the Community
K-State Olathe board of directors member and advisory board member, David Warm, named 2020 Kansas Citian of the Year by the Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce.

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