News from Kansas State University Olathe
February 2017
April 7 open house marks a day of fun, adventure

The 2018 All University Open House at K-State Olathe includes free entertainment, food, fun and plenty of purple for the Greater Kansas City community. Open house is from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 7, at the K-State Olathe campus, 22201 W. Innovation Drive, Olathe.

An upcoming regulatory affairs seminar focuses on building and ensuring high-quality data, study logistics, data collection and more in animal health studies.

Young professionals are invited to a liqueur tasting and networking event from 4-5:30 p.m. on April 6. Attendees will learn how to make limoncello and a blueberry liqueur. This event is offered in partnership with Overland Park Chamber of Commerce Young Professionals and Olathe Chamber of Commerce YOPros.

An upcoming workshop will teach sales managers how to improve the efficiency, productivity, self-management and focus of their sales team.

Around the campus

On Jan. 31, nearly 80 local teachers and school leaders gathered at K-State Olathe to celebrate the teaching profession. The challenges and triumphs of transitioning from college to a career as a new educator were highlighted in a documentary, "A Walk in my Shoes - The First 9 Months," which was screened for attendees and produced by Kansas State University's College of Education.  Debbie Mercer, education dean, also moderated a panel of area educators who discussed best practices relating to critical supports for new teachers that help ensure educational outcomes.

More than 100 independent food producers in the region attended a recent farmers' market vendor workshop at K-State Olathe. Attendees learned about marketing and pricing, growing produce in high tunnels, food safety regulations, marketing and communications practices, and more. The workshop was a joint effort by the the Kansas Department of Agriculture, K-State Research and Extension and the Kansas Department of Health and Environment.

Chef Bryan Severns,  manager of food programs and services, mixes fresh fruits with spices, sugar and vodka to make liqueurs for the April 6 young professionals networking and liqueur making event. Liqueur ingredients need at least 21 days to mix so that flavors can be properly infused. 

Upcoming events
  • Leaders of Tomorrow Symposium, March 8 -- This event provides a morning of relationship building that includes current business and military leaders and also emerging leaders. The focus is on building one's path to leadership by providing guidance and support in an interactive environment. Richard B. Myers, Kansas State University president, will give the keynote address. This will be followed by roundtable discussions and closing keynote remarks from Lynn Parman, president and CEO of the American Royal Association.
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  • Webinars -- Thinking about going back to school? Spend 30 minutes of your lunch hour getting an in-depth look at some of K-State Olathe's graduate programs from the faculty who instruct them. Each webinar is from noon to 12:30 p.m. and questions are welcome. Attend a webinar and receive an application fee waiver to the K-State Graduate School (valued at $65). Upcoming sessions are:
    • M.S. in Adult Learning and Leadership, March 22 --This program focuses on common issues and challenges encountered by those who work with adults, including in higher education, corporate training, health care, technology, military, human resources and workforce development. Graduates gain enhanced knowledge and skills in interpersonal and intrapersonal communications, management, group dynamics, motivation and more. Register now
    • Professional Science Master's in Applied Science and Technology, April 12 --This unique program is designed for students to pursue advanced training in the sciences while gaining professional skills highly valued by employers. Register now
    • M.S. in Veterinary Biomedical Science, May 2 -- This program advances students' knowledge in animal health, and provides research opportunities in state-of-the art labs. Graduates also learn how to be the next generation of leaders in animal health. Register now
  • 2018 K-State Research Showcase, May 16 -- The showcase is designed to open doors to the breadth of K-State research expertise and resources; show how K-State's research strengths are aligned with area needs and how researchers can help industry solve R&D problems; develop long-term strategies; tell success stories; highlight processes K-State has in place to facilitate collaboration; and help attendees and exhibitors meet many possible collaborators in a short period of time. Register now

Kansas State University Olathe 

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