Josh Sundine's, MLA 3rd year, proposal from Assistant Professor Jessica Canfield's Planting Design Studio.
Landscape Architecture and Regional & Community Planning
Monday Memo 02.01.16

You will find the LA Faculty Meeting Zoom link on the meeting agenda and the LARCP Faculty/Staff Calendar.

This is the last day to complete the online K-State Engagement Benchmarking Tool (EBT) to record your engaged work during the past calendar year. 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:
Students working with LARCP faculty received three of this year's thirteen Arts, Humanities, & Social Sciences Small Grants from the KSU Graduate School:

Parker Ruskcamp, 5th year MLA student, received
support for his travel to the University of Chicago to collaborate with the ­­­Environmental Neuroscience Lab. The trip supports his masters project and report which aims to investigate how different characteristics of the physical environment affect stress. Parker's major professor is Dr. Brent Chamberlain.

Jared Sickmann, 5th year MLA student, received
support for construction of his master's project, "ParkingScape: Implementing Portable Landscapes to Enhance Aggieville's Streetscape." Jared's major professor is Associate Professor Howard Hahn.

Elizabeth Musoke, PHD candidate, received support for her travel to Kenya to conduct interviews as a part of her doctoral research, "Understanding the Adoption of Soil and Water Conservation Practices in the Mara River Basin, Kenya." Elizabeth's major professor is Dr. Tim Keane.

Assistant Professor Brent Chamberlain and Associate Professor Howard Hahn received an Academic Excellence Award together with Nathan Bean (Computer Science), Michael Wesch (Anthropology) and the Beach Museum (Linda Duke and Luke Dempsey) . The award will support a community event and university network for data visualization, gaming and simulation.

Associate Professor Blake Belanger received an Academic Excellence Award to purchase supplies and equipment to facilitate creative teaching methods in the new Unlocking Creativity course. 

The 2016 Planning and Pop Culture podcasts are available at Listen to hear the students views on community, food, housing and transportation.
The Finding Center Conference, presented by Oklahoma State University's ASLA Student Chapter. takes place April 7-8, 2016.  Finding Center is a free conference with a "grass roots approach" to sustainability, open to professionals, educators, students, and the public. More information available here .

Apply to teach a 4-H Discovery Days class May 31 - June 3 here. You can read more about the event here

Specific learning opportunities related to Seaton construction have been created for students and faculty. Review the list here and contact Lisa Shubert directly to make arrangements for tours and interaction. Forms required for students and faculty to be on the construction site are available in the LARCP Faculty OneDrive folder.

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

The Alliance 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.

ASLA's call for presentations for the 2016 Annual Meeting has been announced. The deadline for education session proposals is Jan. 28, 2016 and  information is available here.

The 2016 Pro Walk/Pro Bike/Pro Place Conference will be held in Vancouver, Sept. 12-15, 2016. Moving Towards a Healthier World is the conference theme and proposals are sought for four focus areas: Mobility, Governance, Health, and Resilience. The call for proposals closes Friday, Jan. 29, 2016 at 8pm Eastern. Click here for more information.

LEED Green Associate (GA) Training will take place  Feb. 14, 2016 - 1 pm - 5 pm at K-State.   Click here  for more information and to register.


March 17-19, 2016
Seattle, WA
March 23-26, 2016
Salt Lake City and Logan, Utah
April 2-5, 2016 Phoenix, AZ
April 7-8, 2016 Stillwater, OK
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
International Conference on Transport and Health June 13 - 15, 2016 San Jose, CA
July 3-8, 2016
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Sept. 11-14, 2016
Rapperswill, Switzerland
ASLA October 21-24, 2016 New Orleans, LA



1 Engagement Benchmarking Survey deadline, survey preview survey link

4 LA Faculty Meeting, 12:30 - 1:30 pm, Rathbone 1066, agenda

15-17-17 Master's Projects and Reports Mid-Crits, Seaton 306

29 Thomas Woltz, LA Distinguished Lecture, 4:00 pm, Forum Hall

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Kansas State University
Manhattan, KS 66505