Assistant Professor Huston Gibson has begun his Oz to Oz fellowship at the University of Queensland.

Landscape Architecture and Regional & Community Planning
Monday Memo 06.08.15 

Landscape architecture coursework has been sorted into individual folders, by course, in the KSOL LAAB Accreditation 2015 folder. Please take the opportunity to look at the work and select the pieces most appropriate for the re-accreditation electronic portfolio. To select work (and the accompanying syllabus and/or project statements), simply rename the file, substituting the appropriate information for the text in italics:  LARcourse#_FallorSpringyearHighMedorLow
Your selections should be complete today.

If you have discovered additional university property to be surplused, please let Jody know what needs to be picked up. We have unitl the end of this week to include items on a 'one form' pickup--a great opportunity that we don't want to miss. 

The Fall LARCP Faculty Meeting will be held
 Monday, August 17, immediately following the APDesign Faculty Meeting. We will meet 11 am until 5 pm. This is a change from meeting on Tuesday due to the university's New Faculty Orientation schedule.

Applications for the Mary K. Jarvis Chair in Landscape Architecture are due Monday, August 31. Information about the chair and application deadlines is available here.

As you design the schedule for your fall courses, here is some information to help you plan: 
Key dates:
Sept 4 - Seaton Hall Groundbreaking, 11:00 am, all students and faculty are invited
October 25-28 Landscape architecture re-accreditation visit. A detailed schedule will be available later this summer. Here is the overview:
  • We will have short reception for the site visitors on Sunday, early evening. All LARCP faculty and students are invited.
  • Student meetings with the site visitors, by class and NB/PB track, will take place on Monday afternoon.
  • Individual faculty meetings with site visitors will be on Tuesday.
  • The team report to faculty and students will be mid-morning Wednesday.

Dec 3-4 - Alumni Honorees will be on campus. Invitations to the honorees will be extended to the honorees from the Dean very soon. Friday is the most likely day for class visits.


Swing space:

Our students' studio space will be open 7:00 - 1:00 am. The space will be open 24/7 during the two weeks before the end of each semester.


The Dean's office is setting up a webpage to provide information for students and faculty regarding the studio hours and shuttle service.  



Associate Professor Lee Skabelund has published a chapter, Monitoring Abiotic Inputs and Outputs, in the recently released Springer International Publishing book Green Roof Ecosystems. Lee's co-authors are Kimberly DiGiovanni and Olyssa Starry and the book's editor is Richard Sutton. The book is available here and will be released in hardcopy next month.

Associate Professor Katie Kingery-Page presented "Landscapes for Art: Why we need the landscape idea" at the Wichita Art Museum on June 3. She was invited to make the presentation as WAM prepares to open a new, nine-acre Art Garden designed by Confluence, Vicki Skuri and Derek Porter. 



AECOM's global student competition, Urban SOS: All Systems Go, is now open and information is available here. The pre-registration of interest deadline is June 21.


The K-State Office of Research Compliance is changing research compliance training for faculty and students. ORC training for our college is most often related to IRB review/approval/exemption. The current on-line training, developed at KSU, will be replaced by subscription to a service with the acronym of CITI. Your current certification will continue until your three year period runs out (at which time you will receive notice). All faculty engaged in or supervising research involving human subjects must complete IRB training. A CITI demo is available at: Questions should be directed to Maggie Behnke (URCO) 2-3233 or . 


All courses must be moved to K-State Online powered by
Canvas by December 31, 2015. Please take advantage of the one-on-one training and help opportunities now. To learn about Canvas training, view the training page of the Canvas website here.


Phytotechnologies Conference

September 27-30, 2015
Manhattan, KS
APA Quad-States Meeting
Oct 21-23, 2015
proposals due June 25
Kansas City, MO
ACSP Meeting Oct 23-24, 2015 Houston, TX
ASLA Meeting Nov 7-9, 2015 Chicago, IL
CELA Meeting

Mar 23-26, 2015
abstracts will be due Sept 4
Salt Lake City and Logan, Utah



17 LARCP Faculty Meeting, Immediately following the APDesign Faculty Meeting


17 APDesign Faculty Meeting, 9:00 am, Swing Space

17 LARCP Faculty Meeting, 11:00 am - 5:00 pm, Swing Space


17 APDesign Faculty/Staff family Picnic, Rolley/Harms Ridge


18 University Orientation for New Faculty


19 First Year Coordination Meeting


20 Sandwich lunch with new LARCP PB students


31 Applications for Mary K. Jarvis Chair due, information here.




25 -28 LAAB Site Visit


LARCP Department | (785) 532- 5961 | | 302 Seaton Hall
Kansas State University
Manhattan, KS 66505