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College of Architecture, Planning and Design


Landscape Architecture and Regional & Community Planning
MONDAY MEMO 02.03.14


You are invited to dinner with Shannon Nichol, Tuesday (tomorrow), Feb 5, at Stephanie and Rod’s. We’ll gather at 6 pm and eat at 6:30 pm. Please let Courtney know todayif you will or will not attend. Those attending should watch for an e-mail Tuesday noon regarding road conditions/shuttles up the hill.

Shannon Nichol will be presenting the LARCP Distinguished Lecture Wednesday, Feb 5 at 4 pm in the Little Theater. Please be sure that students in your classes attend.

Landscape architecture students are invited to a special drawing workshop. The Department of Art is hosting a 3 point perspective workshop with Nathan Heuer. The workshop will take place Monday, Feb 3, and Wednesday, Feb 5, 11:30 am – 2:20 pm in Willard 215. Students have been notified about the event, know that there is limited space and reminded to communicate with their instructors if there is a conflict between the workshop and classes. The workshop is organized by Professor Erin Wiersma, ewiersma@ksu.edu.

You can learn more about Nathan Heuer here
He will give a lecture Wednesday, Feb. 5th 5:30 - 6:30 pm, in the Chapman Gallery, Willard Hall.

You received an invitation to join a Canvas pilot group because faculty and staff access to the Tech Mod materials is through class rosters. In order for Dereatha to be able to add you to class rosters, you must accept the invitation so that you will be in the Canvas system.


Associate Professor La Barbara Wigfalls’ essay,
"Consensus Imagination: Design Competition in a Non-studio Setting", is featured in a new book in the Taylor & Francis Routledge Research in Architecture series, Space Unveiled: Invisible Cultures in the Design Studio, edited by Carla Jackson Bell. The book will be released July 2014.


Just in time for this spring's projects . . . Google Image Search makes finding images licensed for re-use much easier. The article linked here shows you how to use the new feature.

Another new Google service is Google Fonts, a directory of Open Source web fonts.

The Friends of Fairsted have announced the 2014 Charles E. Beveridge Research Fellowship. The fellowship stipend is $1,500 and may be used to defray the living and travel expenses of researchers who wish to go to the Brookline/Boston area for research utilizing the Olmsted Archives at Fairsted. Click herefor more information.

The International Design Competition for Landscape Architecture Students will take place in the frame of the 51st IFLA World Congress that will be held in Buenos Aires City, Argentina, June 5-7, 2014. Click the links for the Competition Basis and Declaration Form. Click here for more information.

The Alliance for Historic Landscape Preservation Call for Papers is due February 21. The conference will take place in Saint Paul, Minn. May 21-24, 2014. Click here for more information.

The Office of Research and Sponsored Programs announces the Spring 2014 FDA (Faculty Development Awards) and USRG (University Small Research Grants) Call for Proposals. Click here for more information. Please provide a draft of your proposal to Stephanie by Feb 26 to request a letter of support.


Thurs Feb 27 5:30-7 pm, City Commission Room
Thurs May 15 5:30-7 pm, City Commission Room
Thurs July 17 5:30-7 pm, City Commission Room
Thurs Sept 11, 5:30-7 pm, City Commission Room
Thurs Nov 20 5:30-7 pm, City Commission Room
Thurs Jan 15 5:30-7 pm, City Commission Room


May 12-19 LARCP Curriculum Review (TBD)
May 27 - Jul 18 Summer Studio
Mon Aug 18 Beginning of semester faculty meeting
Oct 2-3 Kansas APA in Wichita
Oct 7-9 Extreme LA with Landscape Forms
Oct 19-22 MRCP Re-Accreditation Visit
Oct 30 - Nov 2 ACSP in Philadelphia
Nov 7-8 LA 50th Anniversary Celebration
Nov 13-14 APDesign Research Forum
Nov 21-25 ASLA meeting in Denver



Fri Mar 7 DCE Development Grant proposals due


Tues Feb 4 PhD Colloquium: Tulu Toros, Restorative Urban Design: A Design Methodology for Mitigating Major Impacts on Nature through Urban Redevelopment, Seaton 104, 4 pm

Wed Feb 5 LARCP Distinguished Lecture, Shannon Nichol, Little Theatre, 4 pm

Thurs Feb 6 LA Faculty Meeting, Seaton 106c, agenda

Tues Feb 11 PhD Colloquium: Philip Omunga,
Planning tool for supporting urban adaptation to changing climate and extreme events across scales, Seaton 104, 4 pm

Tues Feb 18 PhD Colloquium: Kevin Rooney, Categorical Emotional Responses for Central and Peripheral Vision, Seaton 104, 4 pm

Tues Feb 25 PhD Colloquium: Katie Burke,
Measuring Gully Erosion in Two Disturbed Kansas Landscapes, Seaton 104, 4 pm

Fri Feb 28, LARCP Colloquium, Jane Hutton, Harvard University, Seaton 106c, 4 pm

Tues Mar 4 PhD Colloquium: Calayde Davey, Productive Urban Landscapes: The Relationship Between Urban Agriculture and Neighborhood Property Values, Seaton 104, 4 pm

Thurs Mar 6 Design Week in KC, Gullivar Shepard or Michael Van Valkenburgh presentation, AIA event space in the Crossroads, 11:30 am - 1 pm, see all Design Week events here

Fri Mar 7 LARCP Colloquium; Michael Bouchard, Seaton 106c, 4:30 pm

Tues Mar 11 PhD Colloquium: Nancy Mahaney,
TBA, Seaton 104, 4:00 pm


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