Student Connection 09.05.13
An APDPro event featuring Larry Lawhon, Huston Gibson and Eric Cattell, City of Manhattan Assistant Director for Planning, has been scheduled for this Monday, Sept. 9 at 5:30-6:30pm in Seaton 106C. The presenters are going to discuss their professional practices and have an open dialogue with students.
OUR CONTRIBUTIONS AND ACCOMPLISHMENTS
The Design Days 'I Wish Manhattan 2025' exhibit had a steady stream of Manhattan community members throughout the two day display. Attendees included four of five city commissioners, including Mayor Matta, two of three county commissioners, the city manager and many more notable community figures. All of the wishes collected for Design Days will be used by the city's comprehensive plan consultant.
STUDENT PROFESSIONAL CHAPTERS
SCASLA had their first meeting on Wednesday, Sept. 4. Click here for the meeting recap. Current members or students interested in joining click here to indicate which meeting time(s) would work best for you. Send any questions to Casey Gorrell.
SPA or ASLA members have an opportunity for a community service project at the Kansas City's ‘Main Street Day and Ciclovia’event on Saturday, Sept. 7 at noon. This event promotes active transportation, neighborhood accessibility and livability. Send any questions to John Scott.
SPA is choosing a meeting time for this semester. Please click here to indicate which meeting time(s) would work best for you.
LAI Design Group, Design/Associate, Denver, Co, Information
City Terrain electronic newsletter is a great resource recommended by Blake Belanger.
The Kansas Annual Planning executive committee is looking for student volunteers for this year's conference in Manhattan. Thedeadline to sign-up is Friday, Sept. 11.
Boren Graduate Fellowship Information Session is Noon on Sept. 9 in Union Stateroom One -- Craig Frederickson from the Institute of International Education will conduct an information session regarding the Boren Graduate Fellowship. Graduate students interested in incorporating study or research abroad into their graduate studies are invited to attend. Students are welcome to bring their lunch and eat while they learn about this major fellowship opportunity. The Boren funds study in countries outside of Western Europe, Australia, Canada or New Zealand; and provides up to $30,000 for U.S. citizens to add a valuable international component to their studies. Mr. Frederickson will talk about the structure of the program and how to apply. He will also share tips for developing a strong application.
Fulbright U.S. Student Grant Information will be presented 3 pm on Sept. 12 in Union 226 – Please join Lee Rivers from the Institute of International Education to learn more about the Fulbright U.S. Student Grant program. The Fulbright funds an academic year of international experience for U.S. students. It is open to graduate students until they have completed their PhD and, with over 1700 awards available, is a great opportunity to incorporate international research experience into your graduate studies. Mr. Rivers will share information about the purpose of the program, the range of opportunities available and how to create a strong application.
One additional note: If you have already considered applying THIS YEAR for the Fulbright U.S. Student Grant, the campus deadline is Sept. 16 for the current application cycle. Students who want to meet that deadline are also encouraged to touch base with Jim Hohenbary, the Assistant Dean for Nationally Competitive Scholarships as soon as possible. Contact him by stopping by 112 Eisenhower Hall or calling 785-532-6904.
DEADLINES AND EVENTS
MEETINGS AND DEADLINES
Fri Sept 13, CELA abstracts due
Thurs Sept 19, How the Brain Learns Symposium, TBA
Thurs - Fri Sept 26 - 27, LARCP Advisory Council
Mon Oct 14, RCP Distinguished Lecture, Chuck Marohn
Wed Nov 6, RCP Ekdahl Lecture, Ken Greenberg
Sat Nov 9, APDesign Research Symposium with Linda Sorrento, Executive Director of the National Academy of Environmental Design
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