Print by Mackenzie Wendling, MLA 2nd year student in LAR 310 Design Graphics and Visual Thinking. Students used collagraph, drypoint and photopolymer plate techniques to create prints based on study of their land art installation at Marlatt Park. Led by Associate Professor Jon Hunt

Landscape Architecture and Regional & Community Planning
Student Connection 11.30.15

From the LARCP faculty and staff to you--holiday treats and light lunch for students will be provided Tuesday, Dec. 8, from 12:30-1:30 at APDWest. Please come for the goodies and chair massages . . . and to see this year's candy house creation!

Please welcome the LARCP Alumni Honorees to campus on Thursday and Friday, December 3 and 4. The APDesign Alumni Honoree Award honors a graduate of each program who completed their degree 10 years ago.

John Payne, landscape architect,  has over twenty years of broad-based professional experience, John   Payne brings diverse skills to his work in the field of landscape architecture. His experience as a military officer has uniquely versed him in project management, personnel and financial management, public speaking, and even security design while stationed in Afghanistan. John's previous career as an Army leader has instilled in him a firm belief in the power of teamwork to realizing a project to its full potential, and the personal and professional skills to play an integral role in any group.
As a landscape architect, John has managed projects through every phase of the design and construction process, including LEED accredited developments. His project involvement has included project management, design, public presentations, construction documentation, and construction administration and inspection. John has over ten years of experience working with numerous private and public clients and partners, at the city, state, and federal level.
Danielle Hollrah earned her masters of regional and community planning  and presently is the senior planner for the City of Overland Park, KS in the Kansas Planning & Development Services Department. She serves as the project manager for all assigned development applications, reviews development proposals to ensure compliance with the City's ordinances, adopted policies and guidelines.
As the senior planner she coordinates supporting maps, plans and other documents to effectively communicate various proposals to the review body, general public and placement on the City's website, p repares staff reports and stipulations for presentation to the appropriate review body (City Council, Planning Commission, Board of Zoning Appeals).

The Landscape Architecture  Internship Support Scholarship provides up to $1,000 in support of extraordinary expenses associated with completion of an internship . Applications are due December 11 for 7 month internships and May 6 for summer internships. Apply by sending a brief essay (no more than two pages) describing your internship plans and specific financial need created by the internship opportunity including the magnitude of financial need in proportion to expenses and other income associated with the internship to . Please contact Stephanie if you have any questions.
Associate Professors La Barbara Wigfall and Katie Kingery-Page presented "New Kansas Roots for  Students: Building Cultural Competency through the Nicodemus Project" at the 2015 Institute for Student Learning Assessment/Diversity Summit at K-State, Nov. 13. Wigfall and Kingery-Page were joined by RCP alumn, Lauren Garrott and Nicodemus descendent, Johnella Holmes, for this panel presentation.

Associate Professor Katie Kingery-Page presented "Meadow -Thinking" at the Nov. 12 Leonardo Art-Science Evening Rendezvous (LASER) hosted by the K-State department of art and held at the Beach Museum.

Calayde Davey, PhD candidate, has successfully defended and completed her dissertation, "Productive urban landscapes: the relationship between urban agriculture and property prices in Minneapolis, Minnesota." Calayde's supervisory committee was:
Co-ChairsDr. Huston Gibson and Prof. Lee R. SkabelundDr. Michael Babcock and Dr. Jason BrodyDr. John Harrington, Jr.served as the outside chair.

Assistant Professor Huston Gibson was interviewed on KMAN radio, Tuesday, November 24. He discussed the MS CD program.

Assistant Professor Brent Chamberlain received a $2,544 KSU Faculty Development Award to support his presentation of "Using landscape visualization to inform streetscape design" at the Digital Landscape Architecture 2016 conference in Istanbul, Turkey.
The Nelson-Atkins museum exhibit of Thomas Hart Benton's work runs through January 3, 2016. His storytelling techniques are relevant to the work we do as planners and landscape architects. You'll find more information here

The 53rd 
IMCL Conference on Caring for Our Common Home: Sustainable, Just Cities & Settlements, to take place in Rome, Italy, June 13-17, 2016. Click here for call for papers and here for the design awards competition.

The 46th Annual Meeting of the Jean Piaget Society will be held in  Chicago, June 9-11, 2016. For more information, contact Ulrich Mueller, email UMUELLER@UVIC.CA.

The North Central Regional Center for Rural Development ( NCRCRD ) at Michigan State University announced a competition for seed grants aimed at enhancing the ability of Land Grant institutions to positively influence the quality of life in rural areas of the twelve-state North Central region of the United States. Click here for more information.

The CLASS Fund Annual Research Award supports a research project related to landscape architecture, horticulture, or landscape.  The Call for Proposals is issued annually and is due Jan. 15. Click here for more information.

The below books are new in Weigel Library and most can be found on the November New Resources shelf.
  • Arts Park - a tour of America's sculpture parks and gardens - Francesca Cigola - NB 1278 .5413 2013
  • Landscape Architecture - an introduction - Robert Holden and Jamie Liversedge - SB 469.37 .H653 2014
  • Landscape Grading: a study guide for the LARE grading examination - Valerie Aymer - SB 469.6 .L36 2010
  • 500x Art in public - Chris van Uffelen - N 8825 .A14 2012

March 17-19, 2016
Seattle, WA
March 23-26, 2015
Salt Lake City and Logan, Utah
PGASLA Awards 
Public lecture Friday evening,  Walking tour and awards lunch on Saturday
April 23-24, 2015 Manhattan, KS
World Planning Schools Congress
July 3-8, 2016
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Sept. 11-14, 2016
Rapperswill, Switzerland



3-4 Alumni Honorees

3 Pizza Night at APD-West, 9:30pm 

8  Holiday Treats for Students,  12:30-1:30 pm, at APDWest

11 Last Day of Classes
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