Alfonso Leyva's, MLA 5th year, proposals for drainageways and conservation easements in the Lee Mill Heights neighborhood, Manhattan, KS, for his master's project and report, Implementing Ecologically-Inspired Landscape Design Retrofits within Exurban Neighborhoods. Major professor is Lee Skabelund. 
Landscape Architecture and Regional & Community Planning
Student Connection 04.08.16

Have your work featured in the APDesign Coloring Book! Faculty and students are invited to send us line drawings of work to be featured in the first APDesign coloring book! This will be used as an Open House give-away and activity. It will be formatted to an 8.5x11 book that we can bind in-house.  If you have something that you would like to be featured please send your drawings (PDF) to 
Parker Ruskamp, MLA 5th year, presented "Your Environment and You: Investigating Stress Triggers and Characteristics of the Built Environment." in the K-State Research and Creative Activity Forum. Parker's major professor is Brent Chamberlain. 

Taylor Allen, MLA 4th year, and Ethan Primm, BLA '08, are featured in the March issue of Landscape Architecture Magazine on pages 60-62. You can see  the article about their office, .dwg here. Kyle Grist, BLA '08, also is with the firm.

Kim (Dale) Kneifl, MLA student, will present the methodology of her thesis,  Capturing Perceptions: Instagram and the High Line, at the Architecture_Media_Politics_Society meeting, Digital-Cultural Ecology and the Medium Sized City, in Bristol, England, April 1-3. She also will present her work  in the Graduate Student Lightning Talks at the Society of Architectural Historians Society in Pasadena/Los Angeles, April 6-10. Kim's major professor is Stephanie Rolley.

Professors John Keller and Stephanie Rolley represented K-State at the national American Planning Association conference in Phoenix, April 2-5.
American Association of University Women Manhattan Branch ScholarshipsK-State nontraditional undergraduate or graduate women students for the 2016-2017 academic year has been extended to April 20, Information

Jane Silverstein Ries Foundation, 2016 Student Award Competition, Information
AECOM, Several planning positions are available, Taylor Cox, MRCP '13, is the person of contact for interested graduating students, Contact him at, Information

California Housing Partnership Corporation, Sustainable Housing Policy Analyst, Information

City of Oakland, Urban Economic Analyst II, Information

DCA, Summer Internship, Information

Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority, Summer Internship, Information

KDOT, Bicycle and Pedestrian Coordinator, Information
APD Pro Events
APDPro: Off-Campus Opportunities Fair*
Tuesday, April 12, 6-7:30 pm, Seaton 306
Learn about your options for off-campus study during your 4th year! Fellow APDesign students will share their study abroad, internship & KCDC experiences.
*REQUIRED for 2nd Year APDPro Students
APDPro: Professional Communication*
Wednesday, April 20, 5:30 pm, Rathbone 1052
Learn the best ways to communicate professionally, with your colleagues and even with your professors. Presented by the K-State Writing Center.
*REQUIRED for 1st Year APDPro Students
APDPro Leadership Reflections for all APDPro students DUE Friday, April 15th by 5 pm ContactDanna Voegeli with any questions.
Two PBS shows addressing important landscape architecture and planning locations will debut in April. "  10 Parks That Changed America" airs nationally on April 12 at 7 pm on KTWU. "10 Towns That Changed America" airs on April 19 at 7 pm on KTWU. Each of the shows will be rebroadcast throughout the week of their airing.

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 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). 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. 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.

Kansas City Design Week 2016 will take place  April 7 - 16 and will be filled with exciting events and experiences that will inspire you to take the next step in your creative journey, wherever you are and wherever you're headed.  Registration is open now .

The Kansas APA Chapter  is hosting a conference theme and logo contest. The winner's name will be shared in all conference marketing materials and receive one free conference registration. Click here for more information.

April 7-8, 2016 Stillwater, OK
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
November 17-20, 2016
Austin, Texas


11-13-15 Master's Project and Report Defense,

17 ACSP Abstract Deadline, 11:59 pm 

21 APDesign Scholarship Reception

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,
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