Commencement 2016: Maxine Ganske, Weigel Library, received an APDesign Distinguished Service Award and the 2016 class speakers delivered a memorable monoverse. 
Landscape Architecture and Regional & Community Planning
Monday Memo 05.16.16

The MLA Curriculum Summit will begin tomorrow, Tuesday, May 17, at JPs. Hardcopies of the agenda and all team proposals will be available. Coffee, fruit and pastries will be available at 8:30. We will begin at 8:30 am. 

LARCP Faculty End of Year Lunch and Meeting will begin on Wednesday, May 18, at JPs. All faculty and staff should attend.
Students receiving awards during the 2016 APDesign Commencement ceremony include:

Landscape Architecture
ASLA Honor Award - Amanda Santoro and Erin Wilson
ASLA Merit Award - Lauren Heermann and Jared Sickmann 
APDesign ARCC King Medal - Kim Kneifl
Sigma Lambda Alpha International Honor Society - Taylor Lininger, Amanda Santoro and Erin Wilson
KSU 2016 Landscape Architecture Foundation Olmsted Scholar - Beth Krehbiel
Dr. Robert P. Ealy Award - Jared Sickmann
MLA Outstanding Graduate Student Award - Erin Wilson
L.R. Quinlan Award - Parker Ruskamp
Outstanding MLA Research Award - Jared Sickmann

Regional & Community Planning
APDesign Sigma Tau Delta Medal - Everett Haynes
MRCP ARCC King Medal Nominee - Colin Victory
RCP Outstanding Master's Report - Colin Victory
AICP Outstanding Student Award - Jessica Weber

Associate Professor Katie Kingery-Page was invited
back by The Wichita Art Museum to lecture on Landscapes for Art, this time for their docents, who will be integral in interpreting the museum's new 9-acre sculpture grounds on May 9.

The K-State Community Development Master's Program was honored with the Exceptional Credit Program Award
from the  Association of Continuing Higher Education  by Global Campus on May 3.
A Student Competition in conjunction with the Landscape Architecture Foundation Summit calls for visual declarations about the future of landscape architecture. Information is available here. 20 images will be selected for display at the Summit. Submissions are due on May 23, 5 pm EST.
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.

The Manhattan Historic Resource Board has two vacancies, one is filling Dede Brokesh's position. You can express your interest in the advisory board here.

Landscape Performance Education Grants
To help landscape architecture programs integrate landscape performance into their curriculum, LAF is offering five $2,500 mini-grants to faculty for the Fall 2016 term/semester. Participating faculty will work with LAF to develop and test models for integrating landscape performance into landscape architecture course offerings, such as research and methods, site planning and analysis, design studios, and other lecture or seminar courses. Materials developed through the grants will be shared on the Resources for Educators section of, ´╗┐which includes assignments, syllabi, faculty reflections, and other resources to help bring landscape performance into the classroom. Landscape performance is one of the Professional Curriculum topics in the revised 2016 LAAB Accreditation Standards.
Applications due: June 15, 2016

KaBOOM! is teaming up with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Target, Playworld, the U.S. Department for Housing and Urban Development, and the National Endowment for the Arts, to ensure that kids grow up with the childhood they deserve, filled with play. Beginning May 3, the Challenge will accept submissions from anyone who has an idea for how to turn everyday life and unexpected places - like sidewalks, bus stops, and vacant lots - into play spaces for kids across America. Click here for more information.

The Beach Museum of Art is sponsoring a unique art-science conversation on the prairie on July 15, 2016! K-State rangeland researcher Carol Blocksome received a grant from the Office of the Provost to put together a day of exploration for artists and scientists. The program will be held at the Konza Prairie barn, and keynote speaker Matthew Coolidge from the Culver City-based Center for Land Use Interpretation ( will share his experiences in the fertile zone between innovative science and engaged art practice. More information is available here.


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


17-18 LA Curriculum Summit, all day, JPs

21 Last day of 9 month contracts

23 Start of Summer Studio

23 Deadline for Student Visual Declarations Competition for the LAF Summit, 5 pm EST


15 Summer Studio ends

18 Start of Portfolio Design


5 Portfolio Design ends
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