September 2019
K-State Olathe lab testing cannabinoids
for industrial hemp growers
Kansas hemp growers are voluntarily sending samples of their hemp crops to the campus' Postharvest Physiology Lab to get the analysis and quantifications of five hemp-based cannabinoids, including delta-9 THC and CBD.
Campus u nveils premier leadership program tailored to
mid-level professionals
K-State Olathe is introducing a professional development program that gives a deep-dive into basic and advanced leadership concepts. 

Graduate students receive JCERT scholarships for their programs
Three graduate students are receiving scholarships for the fall 2019 academic semester made possible by the Johnson County Education Research Triangle, or JCERT.

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.

A high 'steaks' competition
K-State Olathe hosted the 8th annual American Royal Association's Steak Contest -- a contest to find the tastiest steak in America. Dozens of entry steaks from beef producers were prepared in an identical manner in the research kitchens, then served to a panel of restaurateurs, food bloggers and beef council representatives, who sample the steaks and assigned points for flavor, juiciness and texture. Results help determine what breeds, feeding methods and other practices consistently produce the best steak for American consumers. 

Staff Highlight: Angela Buzard
Angela Buzard is the manager of training and development at K-State Olathe. She develops and manages professional development programming and activities that enhance Greater Kansas City's workforce.

Buzard was named the chair of the Kansas City Association for Talent Development's Annual Conference, which was held on Sept. 10. Under her leadership, the conference was the biggest to date with 160 attendees and 13 vendors/sponsors.

Besides her leadership role, she also presented a webinar to the National Association of Talent Development in August.
Student Profile: Emily Overmyer
Meet Emily Overmyer, retail pricing and formulation supervisor for Cargill Feed and Nutrition. She decided to earn her professional science master's degree from K-State Olathe so she could gain the skills and knowledge needed for multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary problem-solving approaches.

Upcoming Events
Community
Food for Thought Series: Sustainable, Sept. 19 -- Join us from 6-8 p.m. Sept. 19 for the next film in the free Food for Thought series. "Sustainable" is a vital investigation of the economic and environmental instability of America’s food system, from the agricultural issues we face — soil loss, water depletion, climate change, pesticide use — to the community of leaders who are determined to fix it. A panel comprised of experts from field will discuss the themes following the film. | Learn more

Careers and Cases in Veterinary Medicine Lecture Series -- The fall series kicks off Sept. 25 and features three, free events. Students, parents, educators and interested community members are invited to learn more about the world of veterinary medicine, including career options. | Learn more

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

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
Professional Development
Animal Pharmaceuticals Supply Chain Interruptions: An Interactive Workshop on Why Interruptions Occur and Best Practices for Mitigation, Sept. 26 -- This hands-on workshop will use industry case studies to engage participants in analyzing supply chain interruptions to understand why they occur; what can be done to prevent them; and ways to enhance communication. | 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



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 Veterinary Biomedical Science, Oct. 16 -- This program provides students with an opportunity to advance their knowledge in animal health, and offers research opportunities in state-of-the art labs while students advance their careers in the animal health industry. | Register now

  • 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. | Register now

Information session about academic offerings, Sept. 18  -- Thinking about earning a graduate degree to advance your career? Join our academics team on campus from 6-7 p.m. on Sept. 18 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


Did You Know?
K-State tops Money magazine's best Kansas educational value list for the fourth year in a row. The list was developed to find schools that successfully combine quality and affordability.

Around Campus
We are extremely proud of our 10 students who earned scholarships to the hospitality management bachelor's degree completion program. Most students in the program are non-traditional, with some having children, a full-time or part-time job, being out of the higher education environment for more than a decade, and more. The scholarships were made possible by the Greater Kansas City Restaurant Association and K-State's hospitality management department. | Learn more
Effective presentation and design
Professionals who work with technical information learned tips, new skills and about how to effectively present that information to diverse audiences through visually pleasing presentations.
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