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
Student Connection 04.21.16

Vaughn Rinner, incoming president of the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) is visiting with students tomorrow, Friday, April 22, 1:30 - 2:20 pm in the K-State Union, Room 227. Focused on landscape architecture students in their 2nd and 3rd years of study, her presentation is open to all. Ms. Rinner will talk about the ASLA's mission and current activities.
Plaid collaborative, Summer Internship,  Information  
Email Rick Howell, BLAR '79, at

San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency,
Transportation Planner II, Information

Weigel Library,
 Summer Workers,  Information

Vireo, Landscape Architecure Internships, Information
Jane Silverstein Ries Foundation, 2016 Student Award Competition, Information

IMCL Conference on Caring for Common Home, PhD scholarships and volunteer positions for graduate students, Information
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 participate in a presentation on high quality online instruction at the Great Plains IDEA annual meeting in Kansas City, April 19.
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.

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 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


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, K-State Union Room 227

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

26 Pizza out West, 9:30 pm, APDWest Rm 119

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