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Innovation InsiderOctober 2012   
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Calendar of Events 
October 10
Physics Series: 
Lasers and Ultrafast Physics
4-5 p.m. 

October 13
SWIPE Out Hunger food packaging event - volunteers still needed! 
8 a.m. - noon. 

October 16
"Intro to Adult Education" begins
5:30 p.m.- 9 p.m. 

October 17
Vet Med Series: 
U.S. Presidential Pets
3:30-4:30 p.m. 


October 22
Animal Health Supply Chain seminar 
8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. 

October 24
Adult Education program open house
6-7:30 p.m. 
Contact Matt Maciel for more info.


October 25

College of Business Administration Professional Education series
10 a.m. - 4 p.m. 

October 26
Focus on Food Safety training
8 a.m.- noon 

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 (and pets) to test and give 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.
Master's in Adult & Continuing Education fall classes

The next class in the Adult & Continuing Education master's curriculum, "Introduction to Adult Education," will begin October 16. Admission and enrollment is ongoing.

Scholarships for Johnson County residents are available.

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

It's great day to be a Wildcat! And where there's a wildcat, there's a way...and you can find some of those ways here at K-State Olathe.  More classes are starting next week, the labs are buzzing, K-12 activities are going at a dizzying pace - and we want YOU to be a part of it all!
Activity Highlights 

Click through the links to read more about these activities:
  • 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.
  • K-State Day at the Kansas State Fair was September 9. K-State' Olathe's booth had a line from sun up til well past sun down!  THANK YOU to all who stopped to visit, learn more about us, and take the wheel for a spin!
  • We have two lecture series this fall for interested students, as well as parents, teachers and the community. Come learn about careers in Veterinary Medicine and Physics from some of the very best in the business - K-Staters!
  • The Master's of Adult Education program will host an open house on October 24, 6-7:30 p.m. for prospective and current students, as well as employers, to learn more about the program, meet faculty and ask questions.  Contact Matt Maciel for more information.
Numana SWIPE Out Hunger food packaging event goal: 20,000 meals

Swipe Out Hunger is an event that packages non-perishable meals to be distributed to the Horn of Africa.  In addition to the food packaging event on-site (see details below), there is a quarter fundraising challenge available to teams from the six Johnson County school districts, KC Metro area schools, community groups and industry. All funds raised will be donated to the cost of packaging the 20,000 meals.




Date: Saturday, October 13, 2012


Time: 8 am - Noon, K-State Olathe loading dock


Click here for more information.
Focus on Food Safety training program prepares kitchen workers in safety

Every year, thousands of people in the United States suffer from foodborne illness, many of whom are sickened by improper food handling at restaurants, schools, and institutions.  Kansas State University Olathe, in collaboration with the Kansas Department of Agriculture, Sysco KC and Ecolab, is on a mission to change this statistic.


Learn more about this unique training opportunity, and register here.

The exterior of our first building has become somewhat iconic, but what about the inside?  For those that haven't had the chance to see it, here's a glimpse at what things look like inside, and how they took shape - as featured in a recent case study.

We thank you for your continued support, and we hope to see you at K-State Olathe and in the community soon!

Kristi Northcutt
Kansas State University Olathe
Marketing Communications Coordinator