MLA student Jared Sickmann's master's project, a temporary landscape, was featured at Open House on Saturday. Photo by Erin Wilson
Landscape Architecture and Regional & Community Planning
Monday Memo 04.18.16

Four landscape architecture projects received awards at the 2016 Central States ASLA meeting in Little Rock, AR on April 15:

Excellence Award for the Parcels and Peppers plan for the City of St. Louis prepared by students in the summer studio and seminar with Associate Professors Blake Belanger and Howard Hahn.

Excellence Award for the Wichita Pop Up Park designed and constructed by MLA students  Danielle DeOrsey, Rachel Fox, Abby Glastetter, Steven Holt, Nicholas Mercado,  Jonathan Knight,  Cody Borwege, Skylar Brown,  Anthony DePriest,  Evan  Lanning, Chandler Nyp, and Mac Wendling in collaboration with the Wichita Downtown Development Corporation. Associate Professor Katie Kingery-Page, Professor Chip Winslow and Richard Thompson led the effort.

Honor Award for the Campus Creek project completed by the Fall 2014 Specialization Studio with Assistant Professor Jessica Canfield and Professor Tim Keane.

Merit Award for the Landscape Architecture and Public Welfare project prepared by students In LAR 442 Spring 2015 with Assistant Professor Alpa Nawre and Associate Professor Blake Belanger. 

Assistant Professors Hyung Jin Kim and Greg Newmark participated in the K-State Early Career Faculty Trip to Washington D.C. April 13-15. 

Assistant Professor Hyung Jin Kim received $1,425 in support from the K-State Open Access Publishing Fund of the Kansas State Libraries to publish his article "Built Environment Factors Influencing Walking to School Behaviors: A Comparison Between a Small   and Large US City" in Frontiers in Public Health.

Assistant Professor Brent Chamberlain will be in residence at the University of Texas as a Big 12 Fellow, April 17-19, to share his work  Using Immersive 3D/4D Geovisualizations to Investigate Human-Environmental Interactions.

Assistant Professor Huston Gibson will contribute to a presentation on high quality online instruction at the Great Plains IDEA annual meeting in Kansas City, April 19. 

Department Head Stephanie Rolley and MS CD Program Director Huston Gibson will participate in the Great Plains IDEA Annual Meeting in Kansas City, April 19 and 20.
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).

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. This is a part of Associate Professor Katie Kingery-Page's scholarly activity related to informal learning):

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

The Landscape Architecture Foundation Summit on Landscape Architecture and the Future will take place at the University of Pennsylvania, June 10-11, 2016. The Summit marks 50 years since Ian McHarg and other leading landscape architects composed LAF's seminal Declaration of Concern, which decried the burgeoning environmental crisis and heralded landscape architecture as critical to help solve it. Building on this legacy, this one-time historic gathering will culminate in a redrafting of the original 1966 Declaration of Concern and a landmark publication of the ideas presented. Registration is open now.

In an effort to better understand how and what digital technology is being used and taught in all of the accredited institutions nationwide, the ASLA  Digital Technology PPN  has assembled a survey to poll faculty and students. Click here to participate.

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
June 1-4, 2016
Chicago, IL
June 10-11, 2016
Philadelphia, PA
IMCL Conference June 13-17, 2016 Rome, Italy
June 13 - 15, 2016
San Jose, CA
July 3-8, 2016
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
ECLAS Sept. 11-14, 2016 Rapperswill, Switzerland
ASLA October 21-24, 2016 New Orleans, LA
October 27-30, 2016
Canberra, Australia
November 3-6, 2016
Portland, OR


21 RCP Faculty Meeting, 12:30-1:30 pm, Edmond's Conference Room,agenda,

22 Kansas APA Symposium, Wichita, KS,

22 ASLA President Elect Vaughn Rinner, 1:30-2:30 pm, presentation to students, all welcome, location TBD

22 PGASLA Go See It! Lecture, 6:30 pm, Discovery Center

23 PGASLA Walking Tour, 8:30-11:00 am, K-State Campus

23 PGASLA Awards Presentation and Luncheon, 11:30 am-2:00 pm, Beach Museum of Art

28 Global Food Systems Research Science Communication Symposium, 2 & 4:30 pm, UMB auditorium,

28 No LARCP Faculty Meeting


5 LARCP Faculty Meeting

12 No LARCP Faculty Meeting

17-18 LA Curriculum Summit, all day, JPs
LARCP Department | (785) 532- 5961 | | 302 Seaton Hall
Kansas State University
Manhattan, KS 66505