LAR 220 students after final review with Associate Professor Katie Kingery-Page
 
Landscape Architecture and Regional & Community Planning
Monday Memo 12.21.15

ANNO
LARCP has had a eventful year! You demonstrated resilience, creativity and good humor as we moved and regrouped as well as hosted a national conference and an accreditation visit. As I look back over the year, I am so appreciative of our excellent team. Thank you for all you have done to enhance our students' lives and share the power of planning and design with others. 
Best wishes to Alpa, Chip and Jessica as you embark on your spring adventures. We look forward to updates!
Wishing you a peaceful and joyful break ~ Stephanie
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ANNOUNCEMENTS
APDWest closed on Saturday, Dec 19, and will reopen on Wednesday, Jan 13. Faculty, staff and master's project and report students may access the building over the break during business hours by contacting the Dean's office.

Faculty annual evaluations are due January 15. All annual evaluation folders and files are still available on KSOL. In January they will become read-only access and you will upload your 2015 evaluation to OneDrive. All of the folders and files have been copied to a OneDrive group for each faculty member. You may access the group by logging into Office 365 online (webmail.ksu.edu). Click on the cluster of squares in the top left corner and select OneDrive. Your groups are listed on the left side of OneDrive. Jody will return to the office on Jan 4 and is very glad to help you with access, if needed.   
Please make an appointment, through Jody for a discussion with Stephanie between February 1 and 9.

Please complete the online K-State Engagement Benchmarking Tool (EBT) for your engaged work during the past calendar year. The survey will be open until February 1. Participation in the EBT replaces our department report on engagement and supports your annual evaluation, frees up committee time and provides a larger audience for our work. The survey takes approximately 15 minutes. Our department will obtain a copy of LARCP reporting. If you collaborated with another faculty member, please coordinate who is reporting what so that you maximize your reporting opportunities. You may preview the survey here before completing it at:   

Or copy and paste the URL below into your internet browser:
https://kstate.qualtrics.com/SE?Q_DL=6E8hY1b3luIPpMV_bq0oXIk1O6yyWSp_MLRP_6hUYEWVUX770fEF&Q_CHL=emailĂ‚ 

Reminder that all spring course reserve listings must be newly created due to the transition to the different library program. Maxine would welcome course reserve lists and instructions as soon as they are complete.
Lists need to include as much of the following information as possible to ensure the correct resource is placed on reserve for the appropriate course:  title, author, edition, course name and number and type of reserve (2 hour, 1 day, 7 day, open, closed, etc.)  Reserve lists can be emailed to Maxine ( mlganske@ksu.edu ), or placed in the 2nd floor Weigel mailbox, or delivered to Weigel (Seaton 323).

OUR CONTRIBUTIONS AND ACCOMPLISHMENTS
Assistant Professor Greg Newmark was appointed by the Manhattan City Commission to the new Street Maintenance Steering Committee. The committee will make recommendations for a possible sales tax increase for funding additional pavement maintenance and management. 

OF INTEREST
The 53rd IMCL Conference on Caring for Our Common Home: Sustainable, Just Cities & Settlements, to take place in Rome, Italy, June 13-17, 2016. Click here for call for papers and here for the design awards competition. Deadline for submission is December 20.

Community Development Society (CDS) and International Association for Community Development (IACD) Conference is  July 24-27, 2016 in  Minneapolis/St. Paul Airport Mall of America Hilton, Bloomington, Minnesota.  The conference theme is  Sustaining Community Change; Building Local Capacity to Sustain Community Development Initiatives.  Call for Abstracts d eadline is December 31. Click here for more information.

Futura 2016 "New Data for Better Transportation Planning" will be held February 7-10 in Palm Spring, CA. Click here for more information.

The International Conference on Transport and Health (ICTH) will be held in San Jose, California (USA), 13-15 June 2016. Abstract submission closes Jan. 17, 11:59 p.m. EST. Click here for more information.

The Aliance for Historic Landscape Preservation 38th Annual Meeting will be held in Chicago, June 1-4, 2016. Abstracts are due March 3, 2016. Click here for the call for abstracts.
UPCOMING PROFESSIONAL SOCIETY MEETINGS:

March 17-19, 2016
Seattle, WA
March 23-26, 2016
Salt Lake City and Logan, Utah
PGASLA Awards 
Public lecture Friday evening,  Walking tour and awards lunch on Saturday
April 23-24, 2016 Manhattan, KS
Alliance for Historic Landscape Preservation
June 1-4, 2016
Chicago, IL
IMCL Conference
June 13-17, 2016
Rome, Italy
World Planning Schools Congress
July 3-8, 2016
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Sept. 11-14, 2016
Rapperswill, Switzerland

EVENTS & DEADLINES
  

DECEMBER

22 Fall 2015 term grades for due in KSOL and/or Canvas by 4 pm and in KSIS by 5 pm

JANUARY

14 and 15  LARCP Faculty Meetings, beginning at 1 pm, Seaton 306

15 Annual evaluations due

19 First day of classes

28 LARCP Faculty Meeting, Seaton 131, 12:30 - 1:30 pm

FEBRUARY 

1 Engagement Benchmarking Survey deadline, survey preview survey link
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