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College of Architecture, Planning and Design


Landscape Architecture and Regional & Community Planning
MONDAY MEMO 04.14.14

MLA and MRCP Report Final Defense presentations take place today, Wednesday and Friday. The presentations are in 106c and open to all. See the complete schedule here

TEVAL time – if your class will complete hard copy TEVALs, please see Jody for the faculty information form and to schedule an evaluation time.

APDesign Fellow Ray Willis, MRCP '71, will speak in Seaton 106c or the Pierce Common (TBD) this Thursday, April 17, 11:30 am - 12:30 pm. Please plan to attend and encourage your students to attend. Click here for his itinerary. 

ARCC King Medal Nominations are due April 21- Please upload your nomination to KSOL - Student Affairs | Awards & Scholarships | ARCC King Medal Nominations. Click here for more information about the award.

The speakers that were in Seaton Court 106b with the video monitor are missing. Please contact Jody if you know where they are.


Congratulations to the landscape architecture students winning awards at last week's Central States ASLA meeting in Omaha, Nebraska:

Honor Award, Design (unbuilt) - Productive Ground: 21st Century Design Strategies for Fairmont Park - Natalie Martell,, Major Professor Canfield

Honor Award, Planning and Analysis - Complex Catalysts: Resilient Urbanism for Eastern KCMO - Benji Williamson, Diane Cochiarra, Kraig Weber, Rebecca Liu, Professors Belanger and Hahn

Merit Award, Design (unbuilt) - Prairie Vision: Envisioning a Sustainable Model for Campus Sotrmwater Management -Benji Williamson, Jared Sickmann, Lauren Heermann, Amanda Kline, Professors Canfield and Skabelund

Merit Award, Design (unbuilt) - The Rain Pocket - Parker Ruskamp, Rebecca Liu, Taylor Allen, Wesley Moore, Katie Burke, Professors Canfield and Skabelund

Merit Award, Planning and Analysis - Redesigning River des Peres: To Improve, Protect and Maintain - Anne Denney, MLA '13, Major Professor Keane

Academic Adviser Jayna Elsasser received an award from the Professional Development Fund offered by the President’s Commission on the Status of Woman to attend the National Academic Advising Association (NACADA) Annual Conference in Minneapolis, MN October 8-11, 2014.

Associate Professor Blake Belanger and Assistant Professors Kevin Bernstein and Erin Wiersma (Art) received an Academic Excellence Award, $12,800, to purchase an industrial grade vacuum press. The press will be located in and maintained by APDesign.


There are still  table bases, pictured here, looking for a good home. Oak, no top, you pick up from Seaton Court 106c. Please respond to cdboman@ksu.edu if you want one or more.

A preliminary meeting will be held Thursday, April 17, 7:30-8:30 pm in Seaton Hall 106c to gauge interest in a 3-credit study abroad focused on Kyoto, Japan (with some time in Osaka & Tokyo), proposed for May 14-30, 2015.

Lee Skabelund provided notes from the 2014 Engagement Sympoisum Panel Discussion that took place April 7. Click here to read. 

A trial service beginning immediately and throughout the summer will allow Weigel Library patrons to request to have interlibrary loans delivered to Weigel. Click here for more information.

PhD candidate Philip Omunga will defend his dissertation on Friday, May 16 at 10 am in 106c.

The APA-KS Chapter is hosting a logo contest for its upcoming Annual Planning Conference scheduled for Oct 2-3 in Wichita, KS.Click here for more information on how to participate.

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 19-20 LARCP Curriculum Review
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



Mon Apr 21, ARCC King Medal Nominations due


Thurs   Apr 17, LARCP Faculty Meeting, Seaton 106c, 12:30 - 1:30 pm, agenda, please come at 12:15 for refreshments

Thurs   Apr 24, LARCP Faculty Meeting, Seaton 106c, 12:30 - 1:30 pm

Thurs   May 1,  LA Faculty Meeting, Seaton 106c, 12:30 - 1:30 pm--tentative

Thurs   May 8,  RCP Faculty Meeting, Seaton 106c, 12:30 - 1:30 pm

May 19-23, Curriculum Reviews, specifics TBA


Thurs    Apr 17, APDesign 2014 Fellow Ray Willis, MRCP '71, will speak in Seaton Hall 106c, 11:30 am - 12:30 pm

Thurs     Apr 17, Preliminary meeting for study abroad in Japan, Seaton Hall 106c, 7:30-8:30 pm

Tues     Apr 22, APDesign College faculty and staff meeting, Seaton Hall 106c, 12:30-1:30 pm

Fri        Apr 25, PGASLA Awards Gala, Center for Architecture & Design, KCMO 6-10 pm, Click here to register

Wed-Thurs Sept 17-18 Built Environment and the Outdoors Summit, Information


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