October 2021
Kansas City One Health Day explores 
the topic of harmful algal blooms on Nov. 3
More than 120,000 lakes and ponds are located in Kansas and Missouri. When algae, which grows naturally in many of these bodies of water, grows out of control, the blooms can kill animals and nearby plant life, and cause mild to severe medical symptoms in people. The Nov. 3 Kansas City One Health Day looks at harmful algal booms' impact on humans, animals and the environment and what can be done to mitigate this issue that's becoming a growing health concern.
National search announced for chief executive officer of K-State Olathe
A national search for the chief executive officer of K-State Olathe is underway. The university has engaged the services of Academic Career and Executive Search, an executive search firm, to support the search committee with the process. Interviews are anticipated to begin in January 2022.

New Hire: Lauren Racki
Lauren Racki is the new professional development manager at Kansas State University's Olathe campus, following an external search. She will develop and oversee noncredit programs that address workforce talent gaps in Greater Kansas City.

Student Spotlight: Jennafer D.
Jennafer D. graduated from the M.S. in Veterinary Biomedical Science program (link) in August 2021. She recently joined Ceva Animal Health as an international regulatory affairs specialist — a career move that she partially attributes to her new degree.

Upcoming Events
One Health Day, 3-6 p.m., Nov. 3 -- Join us for the international annual event highlighting and celebrating the complex interrelationships between human, animal and environmental health. Experts in the field discuss this year's topic: how these harmful algal blooms negatively affect people and the world we live in. | Register now
Professional Development
Building and Motivating Effective Teams, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Nov. 11 -- Building high performance teams is the cornerstone of becoming an influential leader. Join us for a workshop where participants will develop techniques to establish trust, communicate clarity and improve performance using teams to move an organization forward and add value to all stakeholders. | Register now

Advanced Animal Pharmaceuticals, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Nov. 17-18 -- This workshop on veterinary medicine regulations will provide attendees with a detailed, practical and experienced based review of veterinary drug approval processes. | Register now

Advanced Animal Biologics, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Dec. 1-2 -- This advanced workshop will provide a history of applicable regulations and an understanding of the integration of science into successful product approvals. This workshop is suitable for people tasked with developing and maintaining an animal health company’s product portfolio and involved with a company’s regulatory strategies. | Register now
Hospitality Management Degree Completion Webinar, 2-2:30 p.m., Nov. 15 -- Looking to finish what you've started? Want to move up in a rebounding industry? Learn how the hospitality management bachelor's degree completion program can help. With immediately usable education taught by faculty invested in your success, you can live, work and earn your degree in KC | Register now

Information Session about Academic Offerings, 4-5 p.m., Nov. 17 -- 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 virtually to discuss your career goals and find which of our academic programs can help you achieve those goals. Attend this online event and receive an application fee waiver to the K-State Graduate School. | Register now
Around Campus
Sen. Pat Roberts was recently celebrated for his long-time commitment to agriculture and all things Kansas. Gov. Laura Kelly, K-State leaders and others gathered to thank him for his service at a luncheon. The event was held in collaboration with the Agricultural Business Council of Kansas City.
Willie and the Salad Bonanza Contest
It's ready, set, grow for students participating in the Willie and Salad Bonanza Contest. The contest, which began Sept. 21, challenges students to grow bulk produce from seeds over a 47-day span.
Girl Scouts Pizza Workshop
This month, the Girl Scouts' motto was "be pizza-pared" in K-State's kitchens for the Best Pizza Workshop. Scouts learned about food and kitchen safety, all while making delicious pies from scratch.
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