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Innovation InsiderAugust 2012   
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Calendar of Events 
August 15


August 22-27
Central Vets Conference (CVC), Kansas City Convention Center Registration Information


August 27
Accelerating Innovation to Commercialization Conference, Kansas City Convention Center Registration Information

August 30
Professional Education kick-off event, K-State Olathe, 5:30 p.m. Registration Information 

September 9


September 10-14
National Biosafety/Biocontainment BSL-3 Training, Biosecurity Research Institute, Manhattan, Kan. Registration Information 

Every Tuesday
Community fitness class at K-State Olathe every Tuesday evening at 5 p.m. No charge, all fitness levels are welcome. Email knorthcutt@ksu.edu for more information.

The Sensory & Consumer Research Center at K- State Olathe is looking for consumers of all ages to test and give their feedback during day and evening studies.

If you are interested, please contact the Sensory & Consumer Research Center at (
913) 307-7355 or by email at consumerresearch@ksu.edu. Be sure to "like" and follow the Facebook page for upcoming studies.
One Health Kansas Class

One Health Kansas
 is offering an online, undergraduate/graduate course on One Health through Kansas State University. One Health encompasses the complex interrelationships among humans and animals, humans and the environment, and animals and the environment.

For more information, visit their website.
M.S. in Adult & Continuing Education fall classes

The next class in the MS in Adult & Continuing Education curriculum, "Program Planning" will begin August 23. Admission and enrollment is ongoing.

Contact program coordinator Matt Maciel at maciel@k-state.edu or 913-307-7349 for more information. Learn more about the degree program.

Kansas State University Olathe hasn't slowed down one bit over the summer, hosting over 2500 people for events, a summer teacher workshop, high school food science camp and summer classes for our Master's in Adult and Continuing Education. 
Activity Highlights 

Click through the links to read more about these activities:
  • K-State Olathe won the "Innovation Award" as a Top-10 Kansas City business. As a category winner, the campus and nine other area businesses vied for recognition as the Top KC Business.  
  • Twelve high school students participated in C3 (Challenge, Choice, Change) Food Camp at the Olathe campus July 23-25.  This event was in collaboration with the McPherson County Extension Office and Cargill.  
  • K-State Day at the Kansas State Fair is September 9.  Visit all of the K-State booths, but be sure to drop by the K-State Olathe booth to play a fun game, visit with staff and receive prizes!
  • K-State Olathe will host a K-State Alumni Event, October 12 beginning at 6:30 p.m.  Join us for wine and hors d'ouevres, great giveaways and hear more about the newest campus in the family.  For more information, contact Gavin Hargrave at ghargrave@k-state.com.
  • A Veterinary Medicine Lecture Series will be launched this fall for interested high school students, as well as parents, teachers and the community. Learn more information here - the first lecture is September 19!
  • We invite you to look at K-State Olathe's 2025 Strategic Plan and offer feedback by August 31.  We appreciate your valuable comments and input!
Animal Health Corridor Lecture Series

Animal welfare will be the topic of a Kansas State University Animal Health Corridor Lecture Series seminar August 15 from 11:30 a.m.- 2 p.m. at K-State Olathe.


There are a number of misconceptions about animal welfare, and differing opinions and public perceptions have far reaching effects on food prices, availability, animal health and human health.  These misconceptions and their impact on the industry will be among the animal welfare issues discussed.


The Animal Health Corridor Lecture Series is an initiative of the Animal Health Supply Chain Program offered through the university's department of agricultural economics in partnership with K-State Olathe.


 Click here for registration information.

Please join us for an exclusive
Professional Education kick-off event!

The K-State College of Business Administration is launching a series of Professional Education seminars at K-State Olathe to enhance the leadership and business knowledge of professionals on applied business concepts.
The first seminar will be August 30 beginning at 5:30 p.m. with a social immediately following.  Presenters will include Stan Weber, '84, K-State Sports Broadcaster and Vice President/CFO, Tower Properties of Kansas City; Dr. Ali Malekzadeh, Dean, College of Business Administration; and Dr. Dan Richardson, CEO, K-State Olathe.
Register here by August 22. Questions, email Olivia Law-DelRossoProgram Coordinator, or call 785-532-0865.
When giving tours of the campus, many visitors are interested in learning more about the US-China Center and what it's all about.  Dr. Jishu Shi, director, shares
some background in the video below. 

Dr. Jishu Shi.mov
US-China Center for Animal Health

Thank you for your continued support. We'll see you at K-State Olathe and in the community soon!

Kristi Northcutt
Kansas State University Olathe
Marketing Communications Coordinator