ARCHiNFO | 7 February 2014
Adler Arena Skating Center / Cannon Design. Image © 2014 XXII Winter Olympic Games
While, I am sure there was much sadness in having two snow days in a row, it was somewhat of a welcome interlude from another busy week. Seaton was really quiet on Wednesday, but admit I am pretty much over my once present passion for shoveling snow.
There are a few notes from yesterday's department heads meeting I want to pass along. Professional Practice will be taught in both the fall and spring next year. At some point the spring offering will be dropped. Sadly, the budget cut of 4% is looking very real. Also in the not so great news department, is the enrollment situation. Lynn will speak more to this at our next faculty meeting but we graduate a very large class of 138 from the 5 year master degree programs this year, but the current 4th year number for the college is 121, 102 in third year and 141 applicants for second year admittance. Our post back offering should help these numbers when we roll with it in the fall of 2015. Obviously, these are trends with complicated causation but they are something we should all be aware.
On the bright side, it is supposed to warm up next week and you can watch the Olympics while your backs recover.
Matt Knox AIA
Professor and Head
—There is a special faculty meeting scheduled for Tuesday, February 11th, at 2:30 pm for tenured and tenure-track faculty. Refer to the email sent out early today for more details.
—David Sachs will deliver his Regneir Faculty Chair lecture on Monday, February 10th, at 4.30 pm in the Little Theatre. Please note that this is not the regular 4 pm lecture time.
—Philip Omunga will present on Tuesday, February 11th, at 4pm in Seaton 104 to for the APDesign PhD Spring Colloquia. Omunga's topic is “Planning tool for supporting urban adaptation to changing climate and exreme events across scales."
—Shawn Gehle will be on campus on Wednesday, February 19th, to deliver a lecture. We are needing some faculty volunteers to spend some time with him before and after the lecture. Please find his schedule attached here and email Kari (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you would like participate.
—The Holcim Sustainability Awards are calling for projects in architecture, building and civil engineering, landscape and urban design, materials, products and construction technologies which contribute to the five target issues for sustainable construction: People, Progress, Planet, Prosperity and Proficiency. For more information visit this link: http://www.holcimfoundation.org/AwardApplication/holcim-awards/overview
Upcoming Events + Dates
10 David Sachs' Regnier lecture at 4:30PM in the Little Theatre
11 Philip Omunga's PhD Colloquia presentation at 4PM in Seaton 104
18 Faculty meeting at 2:30PM in Seaton 208
Kevin Rooney's PhD Colloquia presentation at 4PM in Seaton 104
19 Shawn Gehle lecture at 4PM in the Little Theatre
24 Ekdahl lecture (ARCH) delivered by Laurie Hawkinson at 4:00PM in the Little Theatre
25 Katie Burke's PhD Colloquia presentation at 4PM in Seaton 104
4 Faculty meeting at 2:30PM in Seaton 208
Calayde Davey's PhD Colloquia presentation at 4PM in Seaton 104
5 Jon Segal lecture at 4PM in the Little Theatre
11 Nancy Mahaney's PhD Colloquia presentation at 4PM in Seaton 104
17-21 Spring break
25 Faculty meeting at 2:30PM in Seaton 208
26 Peter Magyar lecture at 4PM in the Little Theatre
28 Javier Sanchez Regneir lecture at 6:30PM at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art in Kansas City
2 Sally Augustin distinguished lecture at 4PM in the Little Theatre
4 Spring PAB meeting
5 K-State Open House
7 DesignExpo 10AM to 3PM in the K-State Alumni Ballroom
8 Faculty meeting at 2:30PM in Seaton 208
22 Faculty meeting at 2:30PM in Seaton 208
6 Faculty meeting at 2:30PM in Seaton 208
9 Heintzelman + Kremer at 1:30PM in the Pierce Commons
17 APDesign Commencement