January - March 2012 news archives

Hundreds of fourth- and fifth-graders taking part in K-State Olathe's King Arthur Flour Life Skills program April 2 and 3

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Hundreds of fourth- and fifth-graders from Johnson County public and private elementary schools will descend upon Kansas State University Olathe to take part in the King Arthur Flour Life Skills program, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday, April 2, and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, April 3.

As featured in the KC Star

Joco Research Triangle is at last a dream come true

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Using legislation enacted in 2007 by then-Gov. Kathleen Sebelius, legislators in 2008 proposed a county-wide sales tax to pay for an education research triangle. K-State opened the first triangle building last April. With the opening earlier this month of a KU Edwards campus building, each university has used the sales tax money for a new research or education center.

Summer In-Service Opportunity at K-State Olathe Offered to Twenty Kansas Teachers

Monday, March 12, 2012

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 the interconnections among human, animal and environmental health. The in-service program will be June 11-14 at the Olathe campus. Twenty Kansas teachers will be accepted into the program.

Setting the pace: Department of Human Ecology makes its mark on Kansas, times three

Monday, March 12, 2012

With a growing Family Studies and Human Services program in Salina and a burgeoning Sensory and Consumer Research Center in Olathe, the college is the first to have a presence on all three K-State campuses — making it a pacemaker for the university. (page 10-11)

K-State Master's Degree Program in Adult Education Expanding to Olathe Campus

Thursday, February 23, 2012

A Kansas State University master's program is expanding to the University's Olathe campus, with the first course being offered this summer.

Consumer panel to taste Kansas black walnuts in Olathe's first sensory work

Friday, February 17, 2012

The new K-State Olathe Sensory Analysis and Consumer Research Center will conduct its first consumer test this month on a Kansas product: black walnuts.

New Center Expands University's Sensory, Consumer Research Expertise to Olathe Campus

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Kansas State University Olathe's Sensory and Consumer Research Center is now open and under the management of Marianne Swaney-Stueve. The center complements the internationally recognized Sensory Analysis Center, a part of the College of Human Ecology's department of human nutrition on the Manhattan campus, and expands the university's capabilities to meet needs of different industry and consumer segments in the Kansas City area.

K-State Olathe's Severns to Participate in "Starting a Food Business" Panel

Friday, February 10, 2012

Food programs and services manager at K-State Olathe, Bryan Severns, will participate in an expert panel on the topic of starting a food business at the Olathe campus, March 24. The event is targeted to those interested in beginning a culinary retail business in the coming year.

February K-State Olathe Newsletter

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Kansas State University-Olathe will continue in a never-look-back direction in 2012. Degree programs are beginning, the classrooms will be filling up and the entire atmosphere of the campus will be that of excitement and new opportunity. Here are some highlights of what's taking place.

Olathe Seminar to Look at Challenges Facing Food Safety and Security Industry Leaders

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

The challenges facing leaders in the animal health and food safety industries, particularly along the Kansas City Animal Health Corridor, are the focus of the 16th annual Kansas State University Leadership Seminar, "Leading in Extraordinary Times," Thursday, March 15, at the university's Olathe campus.

Olathe Schools and K-State Olathe Collaborate on Science Lecture Series

Monday, February 6, 2012

Kansas State University- Olathe and Olathe North High School are partnering to bring the Life Science Lecture Series to high school students across Johnson County. The free lecture series provides students an opportunity to learn from university and industry experts about science research in Life Sciences including areas in Animal Health and Food Safety.

K-State Olathe and Agronomy Department present "Willie & the Beanstalk" Contest

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Open to 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. Contest registration opens Friday, February 3.

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