Two significant avenues for impact in professions are professional education and active professional organizations. Each of our programs is preparing you (through a variety of pedagogies and experiences) to be future-focused and equipped to enter today’s professional realms. More than that, we are preparing you to make a difference. That preparation happens not only in the classroom, but through your participation beyond that realm. When you volunteer for service opportunities, attend lunch and learns, or take advantage of opportunities to engage with the professions through membership in the student organizations, you are preparing yourself in ways that enrich your thought and set you apart.

I look forward to seeing you tomorrow at lunchtime in the Link, where you can enjoy food with others and explore our student organizations!

Last Reminder: Today, January 14 th is the last day for full semester course registrations and adds. Also, today is the LAST DAY to drop a full semester course and receive 100% refund.

-Stephanie Kuenning
Additional Computer Resources

The Bennett Martin Public Library downtown has added two new design computers to their second floor for COA students to use.

They include: AutoCAD 2019, Adobe Creative Cloud, which includes all apps listed here.
Brandon Garrett, AICP, community development director for the City of Council Bluffs, Iowa, met with graduate students in the Master of Community and Regional Planning Program at the conclusion of the fall semester. Garrett, a 2004 graduate of the MCRP Program, participated in the program’s Professional Planning Practice course.
Garrett is now heading a department with multiple functions—planning and zoning; building permits and inspections; environmental health; business, redevelopment and housing assistance; and animal control. More-
I hope you have all settled into second semester and all is off to a positive and productive start. Do not hesitate to drop by my office or schedule an appointment with me or your advisor if any issues arise, or you need some guidance as you acclimate to this semester’s courses. This Tuesday is the Spring Student Organization Fair. If you are not involved in any campus-wide or college student organizations, this is a great way to learn about the many opportunities here in the college. More-
Kudos (again) to Professor Jason Griffiths and his M.Arch students in the Design/Build Studio! Their Santee Sioux Nation Family Resource Center was broadcast on Siouxland’s news channel, KTIV . Words cannot describe how proud I am to see the impact our faculty and students are making in the public realm!
It is an honor to report on other faculty accomplishments. Dr. Rumiko Handa has a book contract with Routledge Architecture to publish her manuscript on Architecture and Places of Memory: Five Documentation Centers on Nazism in Germany . More-
Week one is in the books and everyone is off to a great start. We are happy to welcome back Bradley Swerczek as an adjunct faculty member teaching our Site Systems II: Grading and Drainage course for us this semester. It is really important to get the practical wisdom of the profession into our classrooms. We are very appreciative of Swerczek’s contribution to our students’ education. We are also happy to welcome Rachel Anderson, who works with the Nebraska Forest Service & Statewide Arboretum, to our teaching team. More-
Associate Professor Rodrigo Cantarero and fellow researchers featured in Nebraska Today for their study that aims to enhance quality of life for rural Nebraska minorities and their communities. Check it out!

The Architects Foundation is looking for minority students whose imagination and design thinking will influence the future of the built environment and the architecture profession. Eligible students must be a US citizen, have a minimum 3.0 GPA, among other criteria.

Submission Deadline: Jan 16

Requirements: US citizen, at least 17 years old, GPA of 3.0+, enrolled or accepted into one of the following disciplines: Fashion/Art/Design, Geology/Earth/Natural Sciences, Fabrication/Engineering.

Award: $1000

Submission Deadline: Dec 15th (spring) and June 15th (fall)

The program challenges students, working individually or in teams, to submit projects that use a thoroughly integrated approach to architecture, natural systems and technology to provide architectural solutions that protect and enhance the environment. The competition will recognize ten exceptional studio projects that seamlessly integrate adaptive, resilient and strategies for moving towards carbon-neutral operation within their broader design concepts.

Submission Deadline: Jan. 16

MOA offers an annual architectural scholarship and paid summer internship award to students in accredited architectural programs.

Submission Deadline: Jan 1- 31

Calling All Grad Students! Announcing the 2019 HUD Innovation in Affordable Housing Student Design and Planning Competition

Submission Deadline: Feb 04

Now in its 9th year, the AZ Awards is AZURE’s international competition celebrating the best in architecture and design from around the world. $5,000 cash prize.

Submission Deadline: Feb 19

This competition is designed to identify innovative thinking and innovative solutions to problems, featuring construction projects capable of concrete realisation which use textiles or textile-reinforced materials.

Registration Deadline: Feb 24

The National Precast Concrete Association Foundation (NPCAF) Scholarship program provides undergraduate and graduate scholarships to students pursuing degrees in fields related to construction. These can include: engineering, architecture, construction management, business, sustainable building management, and more.
The recipients of the NPCAF undergraduate scholarship can receive up to $14,500 for four years. Recipients of the Daneen S. Barbour Graduate Scholarship can receive up to $3000 cash per academic year.

Submission Deadline: March 15

The Society of American Registered Architects celebrates design excellence in architecture and design through the SARAs, an annual National Design Awards Program which attracts entries from across the country and around the world from individuals, firms and students of architecture and allied disciplines.

Submission Deadline: Aug 3

The Jonah Engler Scholarship has been established to create visions for the future of Charitable giving. For Jonah, Charity has always been about “touch and feel” first, and technology second.
Scholarship Amount: $1000

Submission Deadline: Dec 1
Graphics & Communications
Do you have excellent graphics and strong command of Adobe Suites? We are searching for a student to assist in graphics and communications (approx 6 hrs per week) for spring semester. If interested, send a resume and example of your work to Kerry (

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Date Posted: Dec. 10

C heck out the College of Architecture website for additional internship and job 

Plus, University of Nebraska Career Services encourages you to view a few of their new Full-Time job postings at Handshake. Check them out!
Nebraska Outdoor Recreation Survey Request for Participation:

The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission is updating the State Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan (SCORP) and needs your help! We want to learn about the outdoor recreation resources you use, what you’d like to see expanded, and the factors that have limited your participation in outdoor recreation. The SCORP must be updated and submitted to the National Park Service every five years to maintain eligibility for Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) Stateside Assistance Program funding. One important component of this plan is understanding the demand for outdoor recreation in Nebraska. To be inclusive of all demographics within the state, we’ve created this brief survey to help us understand the outdoor recreation preferences among college aged students. Your participation is vital because it will be used to help guide the Action Plan for Nebraska and set priorities for LWCF grant funding for communities planning for future outdoor recreational opportunities. Please click the link below to fill out this 5-minute survey.
Date: Jan. 15
Time: 12 pm
Note : Lunch is provided!
Portfolio Review - Career Fair Prep
Date: Jan 16
Time: noon
Place: Arch Gallery
Food Provided

M.ARCH Applications Due
Date: Feb. 1
Time: 5 pm

Date: Feb. 1
Time: 5 pm
Apply today to meet the deadline for CoA Scholarships.

Date: Feb. 8
Time: 4:00 pm
Place: Nebraska Union

Date: Feb. 21, 2019 – Feb. 22, 2019
Time: 8 am–5 pm Place: Architecture Hall
January Submission Deadlines listed here:
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