Emojis may help reduce waste by measuring kids' emotional response to foods
Those expressive faces in text messages may do more than tell someone you're ROTFL. Sensory analysis researchers at Kansas State University Olathe believe the icons also may reduce the amount of food thrown away during school lunches by knowing whether kids feel  or  about the meal.

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Team spotlight: New K-State Olathe team members

Greg Tammen
Jackie Spears
In January, the K-State Olathe family grew a little larger as it welcomed a new member to the team and saw the return of another. 
  • Jackie Spears rejoined K-State Olathe in a part-time role that focuses on K-12 research and outreach. She is looking at how to help school districts and higher education reform and improve students' education in science, technology, engineering and mathematics, or STEM, fields so that their degrees better translate to industry needs. 
  • Greg Tammen joined as the communications manager. He is responsible for helping generate and schedule news, research, marketing and social media content about K-State Olathe that promotes the campus to prospective students, the media and the Greater Kansas City region and abroad. 

Richardson to deliver keynote at AAVMC annual conference

Dr. Ralph Richardson, interim dean and CEO of Kansas State University Olathe, has been chosen to give the 2016 Recognition Lecture at the 2016 Annual Conference of the Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges in March. 

Kansas State Olathe reduces energy consumption, annual utility bill by 35 percent through retro-commissioning project

In February 2015, the Kansas State Olathe campus conducted an Energy Optimization Assessment with P1 Group Inc. Less than a year after making improvements to its heating, ventilation and air conditioning system, K-State Olathe has greatly reduced its utility bills and become a greener neighbor in the Johnson County community.  

Upcoming events
  • Watch Party for K-State vs. West Virginia game, Tuesday, Jan. 26 -- Cheer on the 'Cats with fellow K-State fans at K-State Olathe's watch party of the men's basketball game. Giveaways include four bench seat tickets to the Feb. 20 KU vs K-State game, a Bruce Weber signed basketball, a woman's Powercat athletic coat and more. RSVP by 5 p.m. today. More information. 
  • Info sessions for academic programs -- Beginning at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 27, K-State Olathe kicks off a series of short information sessions about its academic programs for potential graduate students. Additional sessions will be Feb. 24 and March 30.  Register or get more information.
  • Discover the veterinary medicine profession -- K-State Olathe and K-State's College of Veterinary Medicine are hosting the "Careers and Cases in Veterinary Medicine" lecture series. The series is an opportunity for high school students and community members to learn about careers and research in veterinary medicine. The series is free.  Register and get more information.  
  • Presidential Social, 5:30 p.m., March 23 -- K-State President Kirk Schulz and Dr. Ralph Richardson will host a social hour. Hear updates about K-State and K-State Olathe, including key initiatives. The event is free. 
  • Open House, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., April 16 -- Come celebrate K-State's roots during K-State Olathe's Annual Open House in the spring. This year's theme is "Rooted in Purple." It is a day for visitors to enjoy a range of activities and exhibits geared for all ages. More information to come. 
Kansas State Olathe sponsored student engineering team competes in regional robotics competition

Team Awesome Technical Difficulties with coaches

Team Awesome Technical Difficulties, an Olathe-based fourth grade robotics team sponsored by Kansas State University Olathe and John Deere, competed and placed at the recent FIRST Lego League regional competition. 

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A Global Force with a Local Address 

Kansas State University Olathe is more than just a campus - it's a stakeholder in the community. Professionals in the Kansas City metro area come here to collaborate with industry, advance in their careers and become a solid asset in their organization. K-State Olathe works with area K-12 schools as well as local industry to ensure tomorrow's leaders have the necessary skills for success. We're here for Greater Kansas City because of Greater Kansas City, and we're proud to serve.