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College of Architecture, Planning and Design


Landscape Architecture | Regional and Community Planning
MONDAY MEMO 04.21.14


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

Reminder:Our LARCP Faculty Meeting this Thursday will begin at noon and end at 2 pm. The lunch buffet will begin at 11:50 am.

The APDesign Interdisciplinary Studies and Service Learning Committee has been charged with developing preliminary scenarios, covering a range of interrelated items, to prepare for the disruption during the Seaton Hall expansion as well as how we might increase our activity and impact more generally. Please review the attached document in preparation for discussion at this week's LARCP Faculty Meeting to be led by our department's ISSL committee members, Jason Brody and Katie Kingery-Page.

There will be an APDesign College faculty and staff meeting on Tuesday, April 22 at 12:30 pm in 106c. Please be in attendance for the TPAC vote. 


Assistant Professor Alpa Nawre's article "Talaab in India: Multifunctional Landscapes as Laminates" has been published in Landscape Journal 2013; 32(2). Click here to view the article online.

Assistant Professor Katie Kingery-Page will be speaking about the recently installed landscape of native plants outside the Beach Museum of Art at the Earth Day at the Beach event on April 22 from 7-9 pm in the UMB Theater at the Beach Museum of Art.

SPA and SCASLA will assemble and sell rain barrels for the Wildcat Creek Watershed Council during EcoFest, Saturday, April 26.

Mitchel Loring, MRCP 5th year, is featured in an article in the recent KSU Foundation's Good for K-State magazine highlighting the Gross Discovery Scholarship. Click here to read.

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


EcoReps is hosting Earth Week events April 22-26. Click here for more information.

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.

The Kansas Chapter of the American Planning Association has announced its call for sessions, presentations and planning commissioner training proposals for the 2014 KS-APA Conference to be held Oct 2-3 at the Hyatt Regency in Wichita, KS. Click here for more information.

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.

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.

Last month was the call for projects for federal funding allocations in the MARC area. The committee is now tasked with the exciting job of scoring all the projects and deciding who and what gets awarded. The projects submitted are available to public comment on the MARC website. Click here for more information.

The Frederick Law Olmsted Symposium: A Discussion on Future Trends in the Design of Sustainable Urban Infrastructure
June 2, 2014, 8 – 11:30 a.m. at the Georgia Tech Hotel and Conference Center in Atlanta, Georgia, the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Georgia Tech kicks off the search for the Frederick L. Olmsted Endowed Chair at the Olmsted Symposium. Join leading experts in sustainable urban infrastructure for a discussion of innovative research and practice as it relates to the genius of Frederick L. Olmsted and his vision for improving the urban environment. Speakers include:

Diane E. Davis, PHD, Professor of Urbanism and Development Graduate School of Design, Harvard University
Howard Frumkin, MD, DRPH, Dean and Professor of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences, University of Washington School of Public Health
Richard Jackson, MD, MPH AIA(HON) ASLA(HON) Chair and Professor of Environmental Health Sciences; University of California, Los Angeles Fielding School of Public Health
Elizabeth S. MacDonald, PHD, Associate Professor of Urban Design; Department of City and Regional Planning, Department of Landscape Architecture and Environmental Planning; University of California, Berkley
Lynn A. Richards, MSES, MPA, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Congress for the New Urbanism
Frederick R. Steiner, PHD, Dean of School of Architecture and Henry M. Rockwell Chair in Architecture, University of Texas at Austin
Questions, please contact crystal.hanson@ce.gatech.edu.

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

Sat June 7 KS APA Conference presentation proposals due


Thurs Apr 24, LARCP Faculty Meeting, Seaton 106c, noon - 2 pm, agenda, ISSL handout, Pro Prac handout

Thurs May 1, LA Faculty Meeting, postponed until May 16

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

Thurs May 16, LA Faculty Meeting, Seaton 106c, 12:30 - 1:30 pm

May 19-20, Curriculum Reviews, specifics TBA


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

Tues Apr 22, Earth Day at the Beach, UMB Theater Beach Museum of Art, 7-9 pm

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

Wed Apr 30, Classified Employees Awards, K-State
Union Ballroom, 2-4 pm, Dea Brokesh will
receive the APDesign Classified Employee of the
Year Award
Mon May 5, All University Awards, K-State Alumni Association Ballroom, 3 - 5 pm, including:
Huston Gibson, Big 12 Faculty Fellowship Award
Stephanie Rolley, Presidential Award for Outstanding Department Head and our colleagues Mick Charney, Todd Gabbard and David Richter-O'Connell Come help us celebrate at both events!

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


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