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BOXhattan took place July 21 as part of Grandparents University. The 30+ attendees were led through the activity by Jonathan Knight, MRCP '12 and new MLA student.
Landscape Architecture and Regional & Community Planning
MONDAY MEMO 08.11.14
ANNOUNCEMENTS
We have learned that Dean Emeritus Dennis Law's father has passed away. Please stop by the LARCP office by the end of the day Wednesday, Aug 13, to sign a card for him.

It's pecha kucha time! The August 18 faculty meeting will include our traditional faculty pecha kucha. 3 slides, 20 seconds each. You may send your slides to Stephanie any time before Friday, Aug 15, 5 pm.

OUR CONTRIBUTIONS AND ACCOMPLISHMENTS

Gary Stith, AICP, Assistant Professor, was featured in the Manhattan Mercury, Thursday, Aug 7, speaking about regionalism in the Flint Hills. Gary is changing the face of long range planning in our region! Click here to read.

Courtney Boman, project coordinator, attended the James R. Coffman Leadership Institute for a three-day, in-residence leadership development retreat for K-State faculty and professional staff at Rock Springs August 6-8.

OF INTEREST

Nominations for the Kansas APA 2014 Awards are due August 22. Click here for more information.

President Obama included landscape architects in his comments on the importance of rebuilding transportation infrastructure during a recent visit to 1776, a tech startup incubator in Washington, D.C., that supports entrepreneurs tackling major challenges in education, energy, health care, and other critical industries.

An extensive list of grant opportunities relevant to our disciplines is on the LARCP KSOL site in the Faculty Affairs>Faculty RSCA folder. Thank you to Dede Brokesh for preparing the list! Everyone is welcome to add to it and save as a new version.

If you couldn't make it to the Manhattan community workshops this month, there's still time to weigh in online on the future of Manhattan. Click here to find out more. 

The online tool will be open to the public through Wednesday, Aug 13.
The Flint Hills MPO is seeking volunteers for the 1st annual Bike & Pedestrian Count on September 9th (Tues), 10th (Wed), and 13th (Sat).  Tuesday and Wednesday volunteers can join us after the count for Wheat State Pizza and Saturday volunteers will enjoy Call Hall ice cream. For more information or to sign up click here, or email Eric Conner at Eric@FlintHillsRegion.org.
Note from the The Flint Hills Metropolitan Planning Organization: (FHMPO) wants to know what your transportation needs or suggested projects are. Provide input on the future of Manhattan and Junction City's transportation system by attending one of our upcoming public meetings or using our interactive mapping tool found on our project website here. Whether you have a suggestions for a roadway improvement, bike lane or new transit stop, we want to hear it!

WedSept 244:30-7:30 pmManhattan City Commission Room
WedSept 244:30-7:30 pmCL Hoover Opera House in Junction City
 
MANHATTAN COMPREHENSIVE PLAN 
UPDATE PROJECT MEETING DATES
Thurs Sept 115:30-7 pm, City Commission Room 
Thurs Nov 205:30-7 pm, City Commission Room 
Thurs Jan 155:30-7 pm, City Commission Room
 
FUTURE KEY DEPARTMENT DATES 
Aug 18LARCP Faculty Meeting
Aug 18APDesign Picnic
Aug 21Faculty Lunch with Incoming PB Students 
Aug 25Design Days Union Big 12 Room--all faculty and students attend, 8 am
Oct 1
LA Distinguished Lecture, Shannon Nichol,  Little Theatre
Oct 2-3  Kansas APA in Wichita
Oct 7-9  Xtreme LA with Landscape Forms 
Oct 19-22 MRCP Re-Accreditation Visit 
Oct 23
RCP Distinguished Lecture, Julie Campoli, Hemisphere Room in Hale Library
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

DEADLINES & EVENTS
UPCOMING EVENTS
 

Aug 13   Jayna's farewell, snacks in S302, 10 am

 

Aug 18   APDesign Faculty Meeting, 9-10 am

 

Aug 18  LARCP faculty meeting, 10:30 am

 

Aug 18 APDesign picnic, Rolley-Harms ridge, 6:30 pm

 

Aug 21   Faculty lunch with incoming PB Student Lunch, Edmonds Center, noon

 

Aug 22  PB informal get together at Rock-a-Belly, 3:30 pm

  

Aug 25   Design Days, Big 12 Room- All faculty and students attend, 8 am


 

Aug 26  Design Days 2014 assignments, Pierce Commons- All faculty and students attend, 8:30 am

UPCOMING DEADLINES
 
Fri Aug 22    Kansas APA award nominations due

Wed Oct 1   APDesign Research Symposium Abstracts due
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Kansas State University
Manhattan, KS 66505