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Graduate Food Science program at K-State Olathe hires first faculty member, prepares for fall launch

Friday, June 21, 2013

Kansas State University Olathe's new graduate-level food science program, to be launched this fall, has its first faculty member. According to Jackie Spears, K-State Olathe associate dean, Sara Gragg will serve as an assistant professor of food science at K-State Olathe. The food science program is part of the university's department of animal sciences and industry in the College of Agriculture.

Double honors: Kansas City Meeting Planners International recognizes K-State Olathe

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Kansas State University Olathe is being recognized by Kansas City Meeting Planners International for its leadership and support of the Kansas City chapter and its 2013 programs, and for sponsoring the Restaurant and Catering Showcase, which was April 10 at the Olathe campus.

K-State Olathe microbiology workshop focuses on new technologies and methods in research

Friday, June 14, 2013

A new workshop at Kansas State University Olathe, "Emerging and Rapid Methods in Microbiology," will introduce participants to the application of new technologies and rapid methods in microbiology and the benefits they provide in the real world. The workshop will be Aug. 19-23 on the K-State Olathe campus.

K-State Olathe to host American Royal Steak Competition for second year

Thursday, June 13, 2013

The American Royal Association is looking for America's best-tasting steak, and Kansas State University Olathe will help. The association's second annual American Royal Steak Competition will be at the K-State Olathe campus in September, with the winner announced at the 2013 Grapes & Steaks Competition on Oct. 9. Beef producers from across the nation are invited to submit rib-eye steaks to compete for the best-tasting steak.

Four finalists to be interviewed for CEO and vice provost for K-State Olathe

Friday, May 17, 2013

Four finalists have been identified for the position of CEO and vice provost of the K-State Olathe campus. Provost and senior vice president April Mason said, "The pool was highly competitive and we look forward to learning more about each of these candidates when they visit our campuses in Olathe and Manhattan.” Public forums will be held May 20, 22, June 3 and 4 at K-State Olathe.

K-State Olathe's Swaney-Stueve Recognized by American Royal

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

The American Royal recognized Marianne Swaney-Stueve, Kansas State University Olathe, as "Rookie of the Year" at the organization's annual dinner and awards ceremony recently in Kansas City. Stueve was recognized for her leadership on behalf of the Sensory and Consumer Research Center at K-State Olathe for the September steak competition held at the campus.

Sensory Analysis Center conducts global consumer food safety study

Monday, April 22, 2013

The Sensory Analysis Center at Kansas State University is leading a 10-nation study to learn about consumer food safety practices and beliefs. The study is part of a suite of projects related to food safety for the U.S. Department of Agriculture, several companies and university collaborators around the world.

K-State Olathe offers summer experience in public health to high school, college students

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Kansas State University's Olathe campus and the Pathways to Public Health component of One Health Kansas are teaming up to offer a summer experience in public health for high school and college students.

The camp will be June 17-18, at K-State Olathe, 22201 W. Innovation Drive. High school juniors and seniors and college freshmen and sophomores are eligible to attend.

Workshop immerses 20 Kansas teachers in food safety and security at K-State Olathe

Monday, April 15, 2013

Kansas State University Olathe, in partnership with One Health Kansas, is offering a hands-on professional development in-service program on the awareness and understanding of how to teach the science of food safety and security in the classroom. The program will be June 10-13 at the Olathe campus.

K-State Master of Agribusiness program now available; tailored for animal health professionals

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Kansas State University’s award-winning Master of Agribusiness (MAB) distance degree program is now offering an MAB tailored to individuals working in the animal health industry. 

The Master of Agribusiness combines a master of business administration and a master’s in agricultural economics with a focus on professionals working in the animal health and agribusiness industries. The one-week “on-campus” portions of the program will be held at K-State Olathe in August and October of each year.

K-State Olathe, K-State Salina partner to offer summer youth aviation camp at Olathe campus

Thursday, April 11, 2013

A Kansas State University Salina flight team and faculty will land at the Kansas State University Olathe campus, 22201 W. Innovation Drive, to offer an aviation summer youth camp July 15-17. The aviation fixation camp is open to students entering third through sixth grades this fall. Two sessions of the camp will be offered -- a morning session from 8 a.m. to noon and an afternoon session from 12:45 to 4:45 p.m. Registration cost is $70 prior to July 1, and $80 July 1 and after.

National Geographic Amazon ultramarathoner to speak at K-State Olathe, address water issues

Monday, April 8, 2013

National Geographic-sponsored ultramarathoner West Hansen, who led the first expedition to paddle the length of the Amazon River from its newly discovered source, will discuss his journey, touching on the Amazon as a natural, cultural, and economic resource, from 4-5 p.m. Thursday, April 18, at Kansas State University Olathe, 22201 W. Innovation Drive.

His presentation, sponsored by the Urban Water Institute at K-State Olathe, is free and the public is invited.

K-State Olathe, university's National Strategic Selling Institute sponsoring sales seminar

Friday, April 5, 2013

Kansas State University's Olathe campus and College of Business Administration's National Strategic Selling Institute are teaming up to sponsor a seminar by best-selling author and sales expert Mike Weinberg called "New Sales. Simplified."

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.