OLATHE, Kan. — Later in April, Kansas State Univ. plans to open its new campus in Olathe, Kansas, according to The Associated Press. A ribbon-cutting ceremony and open house will be held April 26.

Master's and doctorate degrees in the biosciences and biotechnology, including animal health, food safety and related areas, will be offered at the new campus. Professional development courses for employees of Olathe-area companies will also be available.

The first campus building is the $28 million International Animal Health and Food Safety Institute, which was financed, in part, by a one-eighth cent sales tax approved in November 2008 by Johnson County voters.