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Rita Blitt

International award-winning artist Rita Blitt
talks with KU Edwards staff, students and community members about her art.

Rita Blitt, an international award-winning painter, sculptor and filmmaker, was recognized by the KU Edwards Campus for her recent gift of more than 100 pieces of original artwork.

International award-winning artist Rita Blitt talks with KU Edwards staff, students and community members about her art.

KU Edwards student Valery Villarroel (L) and Roxanne Sabatino (R),
recruiting senior manager at CBIZ & Mayer Hoffman McCann P.C., connected at CareerUP.
That meeting resulted in two internships and job opportunities for Valery.

When Valery Villarroel attended a networking event last year, she had no idea it would lead to two internships and job opportunities.

dennis ridenour

By Dennis Ridenour, CEO, BioNexus KC

Collaboration. Innovation. Education. Much can be gained by working together for a common purpose and, in the Kansas City region, it’s in our blood. Our ability to be extremely effective at working together has been and will continue to be essential.

The historical differences between Kansas and Missouri date back to the early 1800s. The economic development of the regional identity and the socioeconomic profile of the Kansas City metropolitan area continue to be complicated by the state line that bisects our two states.

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A 15 percent increase in JCERT-support degree and certificate programs at KUEC
reflects the area’s rising need for education and advanced knowledge in these fields.

The latest enrollment news from the KU Edwards Campus (KUEC) reveals a 15 percent year-over-year increase in its degree and certificate programs supported by the Johnson County Education Research Triangle (JCERT).

Degrees and their corresponding enrollment growth from fall 2018 to fall 2019 include:

On the KU Cancer Center’s recent Facebook Live series, Dr. Tara Lin and
Mary Birch talked about JCERT’s 10-year history and its contribution to
improving cancer research through clinical trials.

Some 15 years ago, two friends playing tennis had an idea that eventually would lead to one of the most unique cancer clinical trial facilities in the country – right in Johnson County.

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Konstantinos Batziakas earned his K-State Olathe doctorate degree in horticulture
and natural resources thanks to JCERT scholarships, and now he’s using his
education to help improve the area’s food systems.
 

olga khalova

Olga Khakova leveraged her Master's degree to land a job with an international
think tank and public policy group, The Atlantic Council. 

Whether she was looking for ways the United States and European Union could collaborate on energy security or helping to expand opportunities for Kansas businesses to access clean energy sources, KU Edwards Campus (KUEC) graduate Olga Khakova began using her Professional Science Master’s in Environmental Assessment degree before she even received her diploma last May.

IIT Team

Dedicated clinical trials teams are key to groundbreaking research at the KU Cancer Center.

Students in the 2018 Fun with Food Science camp cook fresh vegetables and chicken
from Kansas City River Market as they prepare to feed their family and friends. 

This summer, Kansas State University’s Olathe campus is offering a week-long Fun with Food Science day camp for area junior scientists and foodies.

ruskin students

Ruskin High School students explore STEM-related careers with faculty from the KU Edwards Campus. 

In the next three years, STEM careers are expected to grow faster than the average for all other occupations. Unfortunately, not enough students are pursuing STEM-based college degrees to fill the growing demand. Biotechnology faculty at the KU Edwards Campus are bridging that gap through outreach programs involving Kansas City-area high school students.

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