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October 2013   
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Calendar of Events 
October 2
Graduate Programs 
Information Session
4 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

October 9 & 23
Vet Med Lecture Series
Open to students & public
3:30-4:30 p.m.

October 16
Physics Lecture Series
Open to students & public
4-5 p.m.

October 23
Overland Park B2B Expo - #305
Overland Park Convention Center
12:30-6:30 p.m.

October 23
Regulatory Issues & the Industry
Open to animal health industry
12-2 p.m.

October 24
Olathe Chamber of Commerce 
Chamber Coffee at K-State Olathe
9-10 a.m.
October 29
Trick or Engineering
Open to K - 5th graders
5-8 p.m.
More information.

November 6 & 20
Vet Med Lecture Series
Open to students & public
3:30-4:30 p.m.

November 13
Physics Lecture Series
Open to students & public
4-5 p.m.

The Sensory & Consumer Research Center is looking for consumers of all ages (and pets) to test and give feedback during day and evening studies.

If interested, call (
913) 307-7355 or email consumerresearch@ksu.edu
See our course schedule

A course schedule listing all class offerings available on our campus is available (updates are ongoing).

Scholarships are available.

Contact program coordinator Matt Maciel at maciel@k-state.edu or 913-307-7349 for more information. 
The fall leaves are beginning to change and things continue to change at K-State Olathe. New faculty, new students, new classes, and new labs. We hope that if you haven't had the opportunity to stop in, that you will soon - whether it's for a professional development opportunity, a class, a K-12 event, or even just for a tour. Our doors are open.
Prema Arasu begins role as CEO/Vice Provost
Dr. Prema Arasu began her new role as CEO/vice provost at Kansas State University Olathe this week. 


Arasu comes to the position from Washington State University, where she has been serving as the vice provost/associate vice president for International Programs and professor of parasititology. Read more about Dr. Arasu.
Provost April Mason said, "With Prema leading the effort, we look forward to delivering on the tremendous potential of this campus." 
Highlights around campus
  • Admission is ongoing for our degree programs. Earn degrees in Adult and Continuing Education; Horticulture/Urban Food Systems, Food Science, Veterinary Biomedical Sciences, Agribusiness, or Biological & Agricultural Engineering. Classes for non-degree-seeking students are also available. 
  • An information session will be held TODAYOctober 2 from 4-6:30 p.m. for interested students. RSVP to maciel@k-state.edu or just drop in!
  • The Urban Water Institute will host a seminar by Dr. Jerald Schnoor, co-director of the Center for Global and Regional Environmental Research at the University of Iowa. "Water Sustainability in a Changing World" will be in Fiedler Auditorium at Kansas State University Manhattan on October 7, 2013 at 10:30 a.m. More information. 
  • The K-State College of Engineering and K-State Olathe will cohost "Trick or Engineering" October 29 from 5-8 p.m. for kindergarten through fifth graders. Students will explore science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) principles through fun, Halloween-themed activities, followed by a costume contest.  The event is free. Registration is required.
K-State Olathe named University Center by Economic Development Administration

The U.S. Economic Development Administration has designated Kansas State University Olathe as part of its University Center Economic Development Program. The university will receive $1.25 million over the next five years to support the creation and infrastructure of the K-State Olathe Innovation Accelerator.


Read more.



Master of Agribusiness Program presents "Regulatory Issues and the Industry"
at K-State Olathe, October 23, 12-2 p.m.


Kansas State University's Master of Agribusiness program is hosting Dr. Richard Carnevale of the Animal Health Institute for an afternoon of "Animal Health Industry Insights," a professional development seminar at K-State Olathe.


Register online! - $50 per person (includes lunch). 


This event is open to professionals and students in the animal health industry.

Strength in Numbers
Another enrollment record has been broken at Kansas State University. This fall, 24,581 students make up the largest enrollment in the university's 150-year history. President Kirk Schulz said, "When students and parents see that we aspire to become a Top 50 public research university by 2025, they realize that this is a place where students can set their own big goals and find the encouragement and support to achieve them." 
At K-State Olathe, we have doubled our enrollment from last year, and with more programs and faculty arriving, this number will continue to contribute to the 2025 goal, and the K-State family history. 
The 150th anniversary is coming to a close this month, and a time capsule will be stowed away on the Manhattan campus. Artifacts from K-State Olathe will be included, and many years from now when it is opened, our successors will look back at the beginning of something wonderful at K-State Olathe.
Thanks for coming along with us on the journey.

Kristi Northcutt
Marketing Communications Coordinator
Kansas State University Olathe