October 2019
Two-day workshop focuses on regulations for animal drug, vaccine, pesticide development
On Nov. 13-14, K-State's Olathe campus is hosting "Animal Health Regulatory 101: An Introductory Course on the Regulatory Aspects of Animal Drug, Vaccine and Pesticide Development." The two-day workshop is a deep-dive into how the USDA, FDA and EPA regulate animal health products.
Olathe campus sees increased student enrollment
The numbers are in: Enrollment at K-State's Olathe campus has increased for the fall 2019 academic semester. Enrollment also grew at the university's Polytechnic and Global campuses.

Climate change and extreme weather events are topics of upcoming One Health Day
On Nov. 6, K-State Olathe is hosting Kansas City One Health Day. The event focuses on climate change and extreme weather events. It also includes an opportunity for students to present their One Health-related research.

USDA to host campus career expo; same date as One Health Day
On Nov. 6, the USDA is hosting a career expo at K-State's Olathe campus to find employees for two of its federal agencies. It is the same day as Kansas City One Health Day.

Upcoming Events
Community
Presidential Social, Oct. 21 -- K-State Olathe is hosting a presidential social from 5:30-8:30 p.m on Oct. 21. Network with Kansas City area alumni; meet with prominent K-Staters, including Thomas Lane, vice president for student life and dean of students; and learn about key strategies and initiatives for the university and the Olathe campus from K-State President Richard Myers. Register by Oct. 16. | Register now

Careers and Cases in Veterinary Medicine Lecture Series, Oct. 23 -- Students, parents, educators and interested community members are invited to learn more about the world of veterinary medicine, including career options. The second lecture in the fall series is Oct. 23. The topic for this talk is veterinarians and the evolution of animal welfare. | Learn more

Osher Institute: Movies that Changed the World, Oct. 23 -- This noncredit enrichment course looks at some of the movies that forever changed the world. | Learn more

Pie Baking 101, Nov. 5 -- Learn the basics in making, rolling and handling pie dough. Each attendee will make an oven-ready, double-crusted apple pie to finish baking at home or freeze for later. | Register now

One Health Day, Nov. 6 -- Join Kansas State University, BioNexus KC, BioKansas, the KU Edwards Campus and Frontiers: University of Kansas Clinical and Translational Science Institute for Kansas City One Health Day. The event is from 3-6 p.m. on Nov. 6 at Kansas State University's Olathe campus. This year's topic is "Climate Change and Extreme Weather Events." | Learn more

Gaining Ground webinar, Nov. 13 -- The Gaining Ground webinar series kicks off at 11 a.m. Nov. 13 with "Financing the Farm: Navigating FSA Loans." The free webinar will be presented by Brian Wheeler, Farm Service Agency farm loan manager in Lafayette County, Missouri. The Gaining Ground series equips agriculture educators with technical and systems-level knowledge from national experts in an effort to support urban food systems enterprises in the region. | Register now

Food for Thought Series: "A Place at the Table," Nov. 14 -- Join us from 6-8 p.m. Nov. 14 for the next film in the free Food for Thought series. "A Place at the Table" follows three Americans among the more than millions who do not know where their next meal is coming from and shows how the issue of hunger can be solved forever.  A panel comprised of experts from the field will discuss the themes following the film. | Learn more

Seed to STEM Middle School Track, Nov. 14-15 -- Kansas Corn and American Royal are hosting a workshop for middle school science teachers on Nov. 14-15 at K-State Olathe. Teachers will learn and practice labs they can use in the classroom to help students learn the role agriculture plays in science. The workshop is free and teachers who participate receive $500 worth of supplies. | Learn more

Osher Institute: German Settlements and Culture in Kansas, Nov. 7 -- This noncredit enrichment course looks at why German ancestry and culture is so prevalent in Kansas. | Learn more
Professional Development
Personal and Organizational Techniques to Minimize Burnout -- An Animal Health Industry Insights Seminar, Oct. 22 -- Tad Coles, D.V.M., medical director at Two Dogs and a Cat Veterinary Clinic, will discuss burnout at the workplace and ways to minimize it. The seminar is from noon to 2 p.m. on Oct. 22 and includes a lunch. | Register now

Using Strengths and Emotional Intelligence to Maximize Personal and Team Performance, Oct. 24 -- This workshop will help emerging and current leaders understand how to use strengths and emotional intelligence to maximize performance. Specifically, it will help participants learn how to build on both personal and team strengths in leadership roles. Additionally, participants will examine emotional intelligence and learn specific ways they can improve their emotional intelligence to maximize personal and team performance. | Register now

dRIT Workshop (Direct, Rapid Immunohistochemical Test), Oct. 26 -- Direct, Rapid Immunohistochemical Test (dRIT) is a field test for the surveillance and evaluation for the detection of the rabies virus antigen in brain tissue. Registered participants will have the opportunity to learn about dRIT and to perform the dRIT testing. Registration is limited and costs $150. Registering participants must have received rabies prophylaxis and show proof of a current adequate titer response at the time of registration. The half-day conference is Oct. 26. | Register now

Professional Presence for Leaders, Nov. 21 -- This workshop will teach the importance and value of professional presence for leadership development. The course will discuss ways to let your professional presence shine and be recognized by others. Presence is a combination of professional appearance, confidence and communication. When done well, professional presence can be key to the perceptions of leaders. | Learn more

Urban Food Systems Symposium, June 3-6, 2020 -- Mark your calendars for the 2020 Urban Food Systems Symposium, which will be in Kansas City, Missouri. The theme will be "Nourishing Cities in a Changing Climate." The symposium's organizing committee is now accepting travel scholarship applications from both students and professionals in the field of urban food systems. Applications are due by 5 p.m. Dec. 20. Also, the symposium's scientific committee is accepting abstract submissions for poster and oral presentations until 5 p.m. Nov. 1. | Learn more

Academics
Webinars  -- Spend part of the lunch hour at your computer as you get an in-depth look at the academic programs at K-State Olathe from the faculty who lead it. Each webinar is from noon to 12:30 p.m. Questions are welcome. Attend a free webinar from your computer and receive an application fee waiver to the K-State Graduate School (valued at $65).

  • M.S. in Horticulture with emphasis in Urban Food Systems, Nov. 13 -- Explore the rapidly growing field of urban food systems, including how you can have a strong influence on the lives of people in our communities, through your understanding of how agriculture and food systems. Faculty and students in the program will discuss the degree. | Register now

Information session about academic offerings, Nov. 21  -- Thinking about earning a graduate degree to advance your career? Join our academics team on campus from 6-7 p.m. on Nov. 21 to learn about our degree programs that are tailored to fit working professionals' schedules and career goals. Attend and receive an application fee waiver to the K-State Graduate School (valued at $65). |  Register now


Around Campus
Members of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, including Mindy Brashears, deputy under secretary for food safety, visited with graduate students and and faculty over coffee. Representatives shared their vision for the federal department and answered questions from students.
Luncheon with K-State alumnus
Lee Brock, chairman of Innovative Livestock Services Inc. and chairman of the Beef Marketing Group, delivered the keynote at the recent Agriculture Business Council of Kansas City luncheon at the Olathe campus. Brock is a K-State alumnus, having earned a bachelor's degree in agricultural economics from the university.
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