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K-State Olathe graduate horticulture program readies to launch with first faculty hire

Monday, April 1, 2013

Kansas State University Olathe is launching a graduate-level program in horticulture and has hired the program's first faculty member. Eleni Pliakoni will be an assistant professor of urban food production and postharvest handling in the department of horticulture, forestry and recreation resources and will work on the Olathe campus, said Dan Richardson, K-State Olathe CEO.

Experience the tradition, be the future at K-State Olathe open house

Monday, March 25, 2013

There are few places where lava, tomato plants, Cajun food and face-painting rats come together for a fun-filled day, but Kansas State University Olathe’s open house is precisely that place. The All-University Open House gives the public and future students a chance to experience the university firsthand.

The open house will take place Saturday, April 20, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the Olathe campus, 22201 W. Innovation Drive, and from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the Salina and Manhattan campuses. The open house will offer hands-on demonstrations, entertainment, food, exhibits, tours and more.

Joan Leavens joins Urban Water Institute at Kansas State University Olathe

Monday, March 4, 2013

The Urban Water Institute at Kansas State University Olathe has a new program coordinator. Campus CEO Dan Richardson has named Joan Leavens to the position. She will begin Monday, March 4. Richardson said, "Joan's broad range of experience in education, water issues and local government will help advance the institute and position it as part of the university's 2025 plan to be a Top 50 public research institution."

'Righteous Among Nations' Holocaust exhibit on display through March 22 at K-State Olathe

Monday, March 4, 2013

The exhibit "Righteous Among the Nations: Help of Polish people for the Jewish population in southern Poland in the years 1939-1945" opens today at Kansas State University Olathe, 22201 W. Innovation Drive. The exhibit, which runs through March 22, is free and open to the public.

Ready, set, grow: K-State Olathe offers second annual "Willie and the Beanstalk" soybean competition

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Kansas State University Olathe will team with the agronomy department at Kansas State University to present the second annual "Willie and the Beanstalk" event, a contest to grow the largest soybean plant. Open to elementary, middle school, high school, 4-H and/or FFA teams interested in the scientific principles surrounding plant growth, "Willie and the Beanstalk" is a challenge to grow the largest soybean plant in a 40-day span and document the effort, beginning March 4.

Catering, restaurant showcase to draw area meeting planners, business leaders to K-State Olathe

Monday, February 25, 2013

Kansas City metro area restaurants and caterers are invited to participate in the Catering and Restaurant Showcase from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 10, on the Kansas State University Olathe campus. The showcase will bring local caterers, event vendors and meeting and event planners together for this premier catering event in the Kansas City area. 

Afterschool Alliance draws community organizations together at K-State Olathe for change

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Junk-Drawer Robotics and Balloon-Powered Cars are among the sessions being offered at the Kansas City Metro Afterschool Alliance Conference from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 23, at Kansas State University Olathe, 22201 W. Innovation Drive.

Olathe Chamber recognizes K-State Olathe as Corporate Citizen of the Year

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

The Olathe Chamber of Commerce has named Kansas State University Olathe as the 2012 Corporate Citizen of the Year. The award, presented at the chamber's 92nd annual meeting Jan. 18 at the Holiday Inn-Olathe, recognizes dedicated service to the Olathe Chamber of Commerce and the Olathe community.

College of Veterinary Medicine lecture series on K-State Olathe campus grooms future professionals in animal health corridor 

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Following a fall series met with high demand and response, the Kansas State University College of Veterinary Medicine will offer a spring lecture series on the Olathe campus, 22201 W. Innovation Drive, with the first lecture to be at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 30, in Forum Hall.

University Physics department continues popular series at Olathe campus

Friday, January 11, 2013

Kansas State University Olathe and the Physics department on the university's Manhattan campus are partnering to continue the Physics Lecture Series for high school students across Johnson County and the Kansas City Metro area. The series will be offered from 4-5 p.m. Jan. 23, Feb. 6 and April 3 in Forum Hall on the Olathe campus, 22201 W. Innovation Drive.