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Innovation InsiderFebruary 2013   
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Calendar of Events 
February 6
Physics Lecture Series
4-5 p.m.


February 7
Corridor Conversations with Dr. Jim Riviere, Forum Hall
4-6 p.m.


February 13 & 27
Veterinary Medicine Series
3:30-4:30 p.m.
February 14
150th Celebration Kickoff at Ahearn Fieldhouse, Manhattan
1 -6 p.m.

February 20
Adult Education Info Session
6-7 p.m.

February 20 & March 6
Life Science Lecture Series
4-5 p.m.

February 23
After School Alliance Conference
8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

February 27
Adult Education students
Library Services and Wildcat IDs 
4:30-6:30 p.m.

March 9
Physics Fun Day
Noon-3 p.m.

March 13 & 27
Vet Med Series, Forum Hall
3:30-4:30 p.m.

April 10
Restaurant/Catering Showcase
Community is invited to register.
11 a.m.-2 p.m.

April 20
K-State Olathe Open House
Community is invited.
9 a.m.-2 p.m.

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.
See our course schedule

K-State Olathe's MS in Adult & Continuing Education has ongoing enrollment.  A course schedule has been created listing all class offerings available on our campus (updates are ongoing).

Wildcat ID cards will be available for current students on February 27th from 4:30-6:30 p.m., as well as information from library services.

Scholarships for Johnson County residents are available.

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

We have kicked off the new year right!  Classes are full, new faculty are joining our ranks, the campus was honored with an award, the calendar is full, and we're gearing up for K-State's 150th and our open house. We hope that you will enjoy being alongside us on the path!
  • K-State begins its 9-month 150th anniversary celebration this month, with kick-off weekend 
    Feb. 14-17 in Manhattan.  K-State Olathe will be participating in various events throughout 2013.  Stay tuned!  Learn more about the sesquicentennial here.
  • The KC Metro Restaurant/Catering Showcase will be held at K-State Olathe April 10 from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Come sample and experience amazing cuisine and meet metro area chefs/caterers. $10 cover charge, free parking. More information.
  • Our K-12 initiative has rolled out three lecture series for high school students: Physics, Life Science and Veterinary Medicine.  These lectures are free and open to all students, parents and the community.
  • K-State Olathe will be the site of the regional After School Alliance Conference, February 23 from 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.  Kansas Enrichment Network, Kansas State University Olathe, the University of Kansas, One Health Kansas, Johnson County Parks & Recreation District and the YMCA of Greater Kansas City are partnering to offer this conference.  More information.
  • Physics Fun Day is on the books!  This first ever event will be held from noon-3 p.m. on March 9 at the Olathe campus and will feature live, interactive exhibits and experiments with K-State faculty. 
K-State Olathe honored as Corporate Citizen of the Year by Olathe Chamber

CorporateCitizen The Olathe Chamber of Commerce named Kansas State University Olathe as the 2012 "Corporate Citizen of the Year." The award recognizes dedicated service to the Olathe Chamber of Commerce and the Olathe community. 


Read more about this award recognition.

Experience Tradition, Be the Future! You're invited to our mega open house!

Mark your calendars for April 20, 2013!  This will be the university-wide open house (Salina, Manhattan, Olathe) and will include the KC area Research & Extension offices and the Olathe Horticulture Center


From 9 a.m.-2 p.m., we will have activities, displays, booths, free food, games, giveaways, labs, consumer tests, master gardeners, food demonstrations and more! Please bring your family and enjoy K-State Olathe!


See what's in store, and spread the word!

Corridor Conversations at K-State Olathe
Dr. Jim Riviere, K-State's first member of the National Academy of Sciences, will present to the Animal Health Corridor on 
February 7 from 4-6 p.m. as part of the popular "Corridor Conversations" series.  Riviere will discuss the results of an Institute of Medicine study, which he chaired, examining gaps in regulatory systems of developing countries related to global drug and food safety.
More information.
That's the Wildcat Way!

When a series of explosions rocked a grain elevator he was inspecting, Kansas State alumnus Kevin Saunders was launched into a parking lot more than 300 feet away. His body was broken, but his spirit was resilient. Defying all odds, Kevin transformed himself into the World's Greatest Wheelchair Athlete, a sought-after motivational speaker, and an inspiration to us all.
Kevin Saunders - The Wildcat Way
Kevin is just one example of what can happen when you embrace the Wildcat Way.  That's what we'll be celebrating throughout the year during our 150th. K-State Olathe is the newest member of the family, still just barely two years old, but we're part of this rich and vibrant history -- and K-State's exciting future.

Watch these six videos, and be inspired!

Kristi Northcutt
Kansas State University Olathe
Marketing Communications Coordinator