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College of Architecture, Planning and Design



November 20, 2014

Note from the Department Head

As you wind up this week prior to Thanksgiving, please take care to rest prior to a long drive home or elsewhere for the break. Also take an opportunity to pick up around your studio desk area, and lock away any valuables. 

I missed the Wine and Cheese event last Friday, as I was out of town, but all reports point to a successful time by all! Thank you to the 4th year students for hosting such an enjoyable evening in honor of 5th year students. 

My wishes to you for a restful and productive Thanksgiving next week. Our next newsletter will be December 1. Remember the Pecha Kucha on Monday evening December 1 in the Pierce Commons, when 5th year students will present the topics for their final project next semester. Bring your appetite, as we will provide home-cooked dinner (rumor says Chili and Cinnamon Rolls, as well as a vegetarian-based soup)! 

 5th years

Wine and Cheese

On behalf of the fourth year class we would like to thank everyone who came to Wine and Cheese on Friday. It was a huge success and a great way to celebrate our fifth years. If anyone is missing anything from the event contact Erin Heiden at eheiden@ksu.edu. Best wishes to the class of 2015! 

Diversity Summit

Last Friday, Nov. 14th, Vibha Jani attended the University Diversity Summit. This summit provided an opportunity for faculty, administrators and staff at the University to expand their expertise in the academic areas of diversity and multiculturalism. Participants had the opportunity to explore strategies, exchange ideas about practical applications of diversity education, and establish collaborative efforts. Click here for notes about Vibha's experience. 

Class Updates and Reviews

The second year class has a design deadline this Friday and also will be completing their presentation materials which will happen after fall break. 

Review Schedule

Below is a list of scheduled reviews as of today. Faculty, if you have not already, please email your review schedule to Mary at cosimano@ksu.edu
  • IAPD 810 (Ryadi's) - December 8 from 8:30-11:20 - Crit Space / December 10 from 8:00-12pm - Seaton 104
  • IAPD 307 (Ryadi's) - December 8 from 2:00-5:30 - Seaton 104 / December 10 from 1:30-5:20 - Crit Space
  • EDS1 (Donna's) - December 10 from 2:30-5:30 - McGraw Room / December 12 from 2:30-5:30 - McGraw Room
  • EDS1 (Katrina's) - December 10 from 8:30-11:20 - Crit Space / December 12 from 8:30-11:20 - Crit Space

Scholarship Application Process

There are a number of scholarship available to all APDesign students. Click here for guidelines on how to apply and receive scholarships for the 2015-2016 school year. 

Weigel Library Notes


Specific issues of Texas Architect to add to our collection. 

  • 2009 - Weigel needs the January/February (1/2) and May/June (5/6) issues.
  • 2010 - Weigel is hoping someone has the January/February (1/2) issue.
  • 2012 - Weigel has need for the September/October (9/10) and November/December (11/12) issues.

As you are sorting through your office anticipating future relocation, if you come across any or all of these issues, please consider donating them to Weigel Library.  The addition of these few issues will enable Weigel to add three more complete years of this periodical to our shelves for our patrons. 

Holiday Sing-along

Prof. Vibhavari Jani and Prof. David Richter O'Connell would like to invite you to join them in our annual sing-along. They need your help in spreading cheer around Seaton Hall this year!

This year they want to make this an event that represents the diversity of our student body. If you know songs in other languages, please come by and share it. 

They will be practicing and testing out old and new songs onMondays and Wednesdays between 12:45 to 1:15 in our Crit Space (202F). 

Back Up Your Work

As the semester grows ever shorter, please remember to back up your computer data onto an external drive. It is heartbreaking to see the hard work and intellectual capital lost when someone's computer "crashes" and they meant to back up their work but "just didn't get around to it"! Rule of thumb - back up as often as you are willing to lose. In other words, if you are willing to lose a day's worth of work, then back up at the end of each day.

IAPD Events

20th - IAPD Faculty Meeting - Crit Space - 11:30
24-28 - Fall Break

4-5 -10 year Alumni Honoree
4th - IAPD Faculty Meeting - Crit Space - 11:30
11th - IAPD Faculty Meeting - Crit Space - 11:30
12th - Last day of Class
15-19 - Finals
22- Jan 19 - Winter Break