Student Connection 10.03.13
LA and RCP students are working together during the month of October for a food drive. Each LA and RCP studio has been given a labeled box, and the studio that donates the most items will receive a prize, which will be announced later this month. Donations will be sorted and given to the First Lutheran Church of Manhattan at the end of October. Contact James Wood if you have any questions.
Students from both the K-State SCASLA and SPA chapters are participating in “Better Block KC,” which is taking place Friday, Oct. 4 during First Fridays in downtown Kansas City.
Students, faculty and staff are invited to listen to Wildcat Radio 91.9 for the Planning in Pop Culture's award winning radio special on "Planning and Pop Culture" Thursday, Oct. 3 between 4-6pm. The show features songs and movies selected and discussed in the spring intersession course and essays written by students on planning issues. If you miss the show on Thursday, you can listen anytime at http://www.wildcat919.com/planning-and-pop-culture/
OUR CONTRIBUTIONS AND ACCOMPLISHMENTS
The APA Conference is being held Oct. 3-4 in Manhattan, Kan. The conference will include presentations by the following faculty.
- Assistant Professor Jason Brody, The Armory: interdisciplinary education in urban planning, design, and development
- Assistant Professor Huston Gibson, Talking Green in Red States
- Professor Tim Keane, Political Fragmentation, Development and Water Resource Management
- Professor John Keller, Generations of Sign Control
-Associate Professor Larry Lawhon, Participating in Panel: Exactions and Development Fees, Innovative Techniques for Capital Improvements
- Assistant Professor Kate Nesse, What Political Yard Signs Indicate
Faculty and students will receive the two New Horizon Awards (announced last week) at the Friday awards luncheon.
K-State Campus Planning and Facility Management Department,Manhattan, KS, Student Employee, Description can be found at K-State Career and Employment Services job #52784
Loma Vista Nursery is hosting a dinner and presentation by Nancy Buley, honorary ASLA member, with J. Frank Schmidt & Son Co. on selecting trees for residential and commercial Properties. The event is Wednesday, Oct. 16 from 4:30-6:45 pm at 12905 W 143rd Street, Olathe, Kan. For more information or to RSVP email firstname.lastname@example.org
James van Sweden passed away on Sept. 20. Remembering him brings to mind the hours he spent critiquing student work and talking about career possibilities with post-bac landscape architecture students when he lectured at K-State.
Green Action Fund proposals may be submitted now to the Office of Sustainability. Any student, student group, faculty member, or academic program can write a proposal to fund a sustainability-oriented project at K-State. To find out more click here.
The seventh session of the World Urban Forum, Urban Equity in Development- Cities for Life, will be hosted next year in Medellin, Colombia. The Forum is organized every two years by the United Nations Human Settlements Program (UN-Habitat) for the discussion, promotion and design of sustainable housing and urban development policies and programs.
DEADLINES AND EVENTS
Mon Oct 14, RCP Distinguished Lecture, Chuck Marohn
Wed Oct 23, Meghan Wieters, Sedentary by Practice: How can we integrate physical activity as part of daily routines at work, 106c, noon
Wed Nov 6, RCP Ekdahl Lecture, Ken Greenberg
Sat Nov 9, APDesign Research Symposium with Linda Sorrento, Executive Director of the National Academy of Environmental Design
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