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College of Architecture, Planning and Design


Landscape Architecture and Regional & Community Planning
MONDAY MEMO 02.24.14


The Shubert family received a probable diagnosis that Cyrus has neuroblastoma. They plan to begin aggressive chemotherapy this week. All the good thoughts and prayers you sent last week were very appreciated; many more will be needed in the coming weeks. 

Jane Hutton will present Reciprocal Landscapes: Sites of Material Exchange for the LARCP Colloquium series Friday, Feb 28 at 4:30 pm in 106c. Hutton is a landscape architect and assistant professor at the Harvard Graduate School of Design, where she is faculty liaison to the Loeb Library Materials Collection. Click here for more information.

The 2013-2013 Diversity Report to The President's Commission on Multicultural Affairs is due March 24. Send completed faculty report form to La Barbara Wigfall by the end of February. 


A collaborative project between PLAN 699 and LAR 320 was featured in Hodgeman County's paper The Jetmore Republican. The story can be found here.

Professors Belanger, Brody and Rolley participated in a lunch discussion, hosted by the Dean, with the Kansas City Design Center Board of Directors and William T. Kemper Foundation representatives on February 21. 

MLA students Kaitlin Bernal, Casey Gorrell, Wesley Moore and Kelsie Shy participated in the APDesign Charrette studying possibilities for the Center for Multicultural Enrichment, February 21-23. A jury of design professionals and the President and Provost reviewed the proposals. The design jury selected the proposal prepared by Kelsie's team as the winning entry!


The PGASLA Call for Entries in the 2014 Design Competition is available here. Entries must be hand delivered or postmarked March 17. Student entries are free. The competition is a great opportunity for recognition of studio projects and research.
Opportunities to engage in the Manhattan Area 2035 comprehensive plan update include:

LARCP and Leadership Studies students are invited to a focus group session with Clarion Associates,  Denver, Seaton 305, noon to 1:30 pm on Friday, March 28. This is a great opportunity for our students to be on the stakeholder side of the planning process. To read more about the Manhattan process, click here.

A project update will be presented Thursday, February 27, 5:30 - 7:00, City Commission Chambers. The agenda includes information on the public participation strategy and a report on trends and forces part 1 and part 2

The Notice of Requested Architectural Services for the Seaton Hall enhancement was published in the Kansas Register. Firms will be short listed in March and interviews on campus should  occur in late April. We will have another excellent opportunity to see top notch professionals present their vision for our building.

The Student Planning Association is sponsoring a drive to collect shoes, purses and belts for the Showeman Water Project, an initiative that turns those donations into drinking water in undeveloped countries. Drop off your used items to boxes set-up in the LARCP office, Weigel Library and the main floor of Seaton by the RCP bulletin board.

The Kansas APA Chapter has release its annual report. Click herefor more information.
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   
Mon    Mar 17 PGASLA Call for Entries in the 2014 Design Competition are due

Thurs  Feb 27, LARCP Faculty Meeting, Seaton 106c, 12:30 - 1:30 pm, discussion with Lisa Last
Thurs  Mar 6, LA Faculty Meeting, Seaton 106c, 12:30 - 1:30 pm
Thurs  Mar 13, RCP Faculty Meeting, Seaton 106c, 12:30 - 1:30

Tues    Feb 25   PhD Colloquium: Katie Burke, Masuring Gully Erosion in Two Disturbed Kansas Landscapes, Seaton 104, 4 pm
Fri        Feb 28, LARCP Colloquium, Jane Hutton, Harvard University, Seaton 106c, 4:30 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 pm
Tues      Mar 11  Prairie Studies Initiative Kick-Off, Water, Bluemont Hall Room 101, 6-8 pm
Wed       Mar 12 Prairie Studies Initiative Kick-Off, Land, UMB Theater at the Beach Museum of Art, 6-8 pm




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