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Landscape Architecture and Regional & Community Planning
Student Connection 04.17.14


A reminder that 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. Click here for more information. 


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 Advisor 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.

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.


Flint Hills Regional Council, GIS Project Assistant Internship,Information

The National Center for Preservation Technology and Training,Ten week internship, Information


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

The SWA Group posted ‘Holding onto your Instincts in the Student-to-Professional Transition’, onto SWA's Ideas Blog that may be of interest to students. Click here to read. 

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 herefor more information. 

There are still  table bases 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 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 ar available to pulic comment on the MARC website. Click here for more information.


If you have events or presentations you would like to advertise in the Student Connection, please email information to cdboman@ksu.edu by Wednesday of each week.

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

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

Sat May 17 APDesign Commencement, McCain Auditorium, 10 am

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


Sat  June 7 KS APA Conference presentation proposals due


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