August 2021
Professional development series addresses shortcomings in three key management areas
K-State Olathe's Leadership for Technical Professionals is ideal for those who want to guide their teams to success while achieving results that meet their personal expectations and align with their company. The series kicks off Sept. 9 with the workshop Using Strengths and Emotional Intelligence to Maximize Personal and Team Performance. 
Animal Health Regulatory Affairs workshop series expands offerings
Back by popular demand, K-State Olathe is offering another round of professional development workshops in the campus' Regulatory Affairs Animal Health portfolio, with the addition of a new course focused on EPA product approval.

Science meets cinema
This Sunday, look to the stars with the upcoming SciFlix event. The film, "October Sky," will play at 2 p.m. Aug. 22 on the Extreme Screen at Union Station. Alicia Cianciolo, aerospace engineer at NASA, will then provide her reactions to the film and insights in a Q&A session with event attendees.

Masks required at K-State campuses as fall semester begins
K-State has moved to its COVID-19 phaseout as it returns to normal campus operations for the fall semester. However, all K-State campuses require face masks until each host county is no longer in the high/substantial risk category as identified in the CDC COVID-19 data tracker.

Join our team
Now is your chance to be a part of K-State Olathe. Currently, we're hiring for a/an:
  • Professional development manager
  • Research assistant professor/manager of the Sensory and Consumer Research Center

New Hires
Harry Williamson
Harry Williamson joined as the director of business and finance services. He oversees all aspects of financial management for the campus and also supervises employees in the facilities, security, IT and events management units.

Paul Karr
Paul Karr begins a two-year appointment as the director of engineering programs.He will focus on engineering outreach activities as well as support for the animal health and urban food systems programs.

Upcoming Events
K-State Presidential Social, 5:30 p.m., Sept. 14 -- Join fellow Kansas City area K-Staters at our fall Presidential Social. Enjoy hors d’oeuvres and beverages and hear updates from President Myers, Amy Button Renz and other K-State officials. The social will be at the Overland Park Convention Center. Registration required by Sept. 7. | Register now

Produce Safety Refresher -- Annual Supervisor Training, 2-4 p.m. Sept. 22 -- This 90-minute training was designed to assist farm supervisors meet the annual training requirement outlined in the PSR. This training is not intended for agricultural workers – instead, it has been developed for farm owners and managers who have already attended the full day FSMA PSA Grower Training. This training will also review how farm managers can adequately train their agricultural workers in compliance with the PSR. This training can also serve as a refresher for those who have already attended the full day PSA Grower Training, as well as those looking for an abbreviated introduction to the FSMA PSR. | Register now

Animal Health Lectures -- Curious about our animal friends? The Careers and Cases in Veterinary Medicine series kicks-off Sept. 22 with a virtual webinar about the molecular diagnostics of animal pathogens. The series features faculty speakers from K-State's College of Veterinary Medicine who discuss pet health and biology, curious clinical cases, and more. The free series is geared to high school students, parents, teachers and the general public. | Register now
Professional Development
Using Strengths and Emotional Intelligence to Maximize Personal and Team Performance, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Sept. 9 -- 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. | Register now

Animal Health Regulatory 101, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Sept. 22-23 -- This two-day virtual workshop will provide attendees with the regulatory insights necessary to make smarter business decisions in management and leadership in the animal health industry. This program provides an overview of essential regulatory guidelines, terminology, concepts and applications in the day-to-day animal health business management. | Register now

Pesticide Regulatory Affairs: EPA Approval Process, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Oct. 6 -- The workshop will provide a practical approach to getting pesticide products approved and keeping them in the market post approval, while avoiding common pitfalls and challenges faced along the way. The workshop is designed to be interactive with case studies, and an opportunity for participant interaction and networking. | Register now
Information session about academic offerings, 4-5 p.m., Sept. 22 -- 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
You can't spell "delicious" without K-State Olathe. Last month, middle school students in the Fun with Food Science: Baking virtual summer camp learned how to make the most delicious desserts as well as homemade Mexican food, naan, pizza and more. Bon appétit, campers!
Former campus leader receives award for contributions
Ralph Richardson, Ph.D., former dean and CEO of K-State Olathe, was honored on Aug. 18 by the Agriculture Business Council of Kansas City with the 2021 Award for Agricultural Leadership and Excellence. The award, named in honor of the late Jay B. Dillingham, is given annually to those who embody the leadership, spirit and drive which fuels the Heartland's agribusiness industry. 
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