Landscape Architecture and Regional & Community Planning
Monday Memo 02.29.16

The LA Distinguished Lecture by Thomas Woltz is today at 4 pm in the Little Theater -- Please note change of location. Invite others from across campus and the community--this will be an excellent presentation!

Note the location change for this week's LA Faculty Meeting. We will be in the Edmond's Conference Room. 

2016 PGASLA Awards applications are due March 9. Please encourage your students (current and last year's graduating class) to submit to the competition. The award's luncheon will be at the Beach Museum of Art on April 23.

Wolfram Richter, a professor at Coburg, will be on campus February 29-March 11 to share his sketching technique and learn more about our college. He is available to meet with your studios. You may see his work here and contact Kathy Ankerson if you would like for him to visit your studio.

The Community Development Program will receive the Exceptional Credit Program Award from the Association for Continuing Higher Education Great Plains Region. Assistant Professor and Director of the Community Development Program Huston Gibson will accept the award on behalf of the program at the association's conference in Durant, OK, March 3-4. K-State Global Campus nominated the program.

Academic Advisor Rachel 
Robillard is attending the NACADA Region 7 conference at K-State March 1-2.

Associate Professor LaBarbara Wigfall was invited to facilitate post-performance dialogues for two recent K-State theater productions: Forward, a play addressing climate change produced by the K-State Theater Program, and The Dutchman, a play addressing racial prejudice produced by the Ebony Theater.

Assistant Professors Huston Gibson and Jessica Canfield's article, The Non-gated Gated Community of Stapleton, has been published in the Journal of Borderlands Studies. It is available here

The Center for Engagement and Community Development Food Security Engagement Symposium will take place April 4. Proposals are due March 1. More information is available here.

The next Creative Placemaking Leadership Summit will be Friday, March 18 at Rutgers-Newark (NJ). Up to 250 key influencers from the fields of physical development, economic development, urban planning and design, and arts and heritage are expected to participate. Click here for more information.

The Mobility, Mood and Place conference will take place October 11-14, 206 in Edinburgh, Scotland. Abstracts are due March 31. 

A four day intensive Community Engaged Research Institute will be hosted by the UC Santa Cruz's Center for Collaborative Research for an Equitable California, Everett Program, Center for Labor Studies and Blum Center June 26-30.  Click here  for more information.

Global Food Systems Research Science Communication Workshops for Graduate Students and Post-Doctoral Researchers  
(joint effort of Beach Museum of Art, PSI, Office of Vice President for Research, and LARCP):

Special Presentations for Undergraduate Audiences 
March 3, 2016 4 pm Beach Museum of Art, UMB auditorium Refreshments will be served. Please contact the museum if you intend to bring a class or large group.

Open to Public 
Global Food Systems Research Science Communication Symposium April 28, 2016 2 pm. Presentations by graduate  students and post-doctoral research team members 4:30 pm. Keynote talk by artist and National Geographic photo-essayist Jim Richardson on the Origins of Agriculture Beach Museum of Art, UMB auditorium.

The KS APA Spring 2016 Symposium, hosted by the City of Wichita, will take place Friday, April 22. This all day event, from 8am to 4pm (lunch will be at the food trucks in the popup park!) will include a bike tour. There will also be an evening reception for those who wish to stay. APA KS will reimburse any student travelers for gas money (as long as they carpool with a minimum of 3 in a vehicle).

The ASCP 56th Annual Conference will take place Nov 3-6 in Portland, OR. The theme is Planning: Practice, Pedagogy, and Place.  Click here to view the call for papers.


March 17-19, 2016
Seattle, WA
March 23-26, 2016
Salt Lake City and Logan, Utah
April 2-5, 2016 Phoenix, AZ
April 4, 2016 KSU
April 7-8, 2016 Stillwater, OK
KS APA Spring Symposium April 22, 2016 Wichita, KS
PGASLA Awards 
Public lecture Friday evening,  Walking tour and awards lunch on Saturday
April 22-23, 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
October 11-14, 2016 Edinburgh, Scotland
ASLA October 21-24, 2016 New Orleans, LA
ACSP November 3-6, 2016 Portland, OR


29 Thomas Woltz, LA Distinguished Lecture, 4 pm, Little Theater,


3 LA Faculty Meeting, 12:30-1:30 pm, Edmond's Conference Room, agenda

3 Special Presentations for Undergraduate Audiences, 4 pm, UMB auditorium, Event Details

   2nd yr LA Boston Field Trip
   LARCP Portland Field Trip

10 No RCP Faculty Meeting--postponed to March 31

17 No LARCP Faculty Meeting

21 Matt Wetli, RCP Distinguished Lecture, 4 pm, Forum Hall

24 No LARCP Faculty Meeting  

31 RCP Faculty Meeting, 12;30-1:30, Edmond's Conference Room

8  KC APA Internship Fair, 1-4 pm, UMKC Campus

28 Global Food Systems Research Science Communication Symposium, 2 & 4:30 pm, UMB auditorium,
LARCP Department | (785) 532- 5961 | | 302 Seaton Hall
Kansas State University
Manhattan, KS 66505