Assistant Professor Huston Gibson (RCP) spoke during a round table titled “Fostering local knowledge, ancestral knowledge and human development in globalization of education” at the K-State Day of Ecuador event on August 6. Click here for more information.

Associate Professor Lee Skabelund (LA) hosted and moderated a webinar in the ASLA Online Learning series titled Environmental Planning in Coastal Louisiana: From Idea to Implementation. The webinar is archived for Professional Development Hours here.

Associate Professor Katie Kingery-Page (LA) presented Going Live: Reconciling experiential learning practices with community expectations at the AAE Conference in Sheffield, England September 1-6.

Associate Professor Katie Kingery-Page (LA) presented The Meadow: a Living STEA+M Experiment at the Kansas Alliance for the Arts in Education on September 20 at the Kansas Cosmosphere and Space Center in Hutchinson, KS.

Associate Professor Katie Kingery-Page (LA) took part in a discussion with the K-State Foundation Trustees on September 19 regarding the importance of endowed chairs.

The K-State Autism Research Team presented a research poster, Playing Naturally: A Child with Autism in an Outdoor Setting at the Kansas Speech-Hearing Association annual conference on September 19 in Overland Park, Kansas. The team includes Rebecca Fusaro, graduate student in the College of Human Ecology is lead author of the poster. Co-authors include Megan Cantu, student in APDesign, Debra L. Burnett, Ph.D., Katie Kingery-Page, M.L.A., Marilyn Kaff, Ph.D., Sara L. Ford Fisher, Ph.D., and Bronwyn Fees, Ph.D

Associate Professor La Barbara Wigfall (RCP) presented an interactive, digital sequel to last year’s session at the 2014 NOMA Conference in Philadelphia, PA, asking the audience Why should pop culture matter to design professionals? on October 2-5. She also facilitated a student panel, entitled Driving Change Through Design, on collaborative efforts at the organizational, university and community level.

The following professors presented at the KS APA conference October 2-3:

    • Assistant Professor Huston Gibson (RCP) presented Public Participation Work for Everyone
    • Professor John Keller (RCP) presented 12 Steps to Effective Zoning Enforcement
    • Assistant Professor Hyung Jin Kim (RCP) presented University-Community Partnership: Walking to School in Manhattan, KS

Assistant Professor Brent Chamberlain (LA) presented Using and Designing a Geodatabase at the 2014 Kansas Association of Mappers Conference on October 9.

Professor Chip Winslow (LA) presented K-State University Trees: Documentation of Campus Ecosystem Services on October 17 as part of the LARCP Colloquium Series.

Assistant Professor Huston Gibson (RCP) presented a workshop to faculty in the College of Business Administration on using Twitter in the classroom on October 15.

Assistant Professor Huston Gibson (RCP) presented What’s so important about cities? as part of Ghostmapping: A Public Lecture Series on October 28.

The following professors presented at the ACSP Conference in Philadelphia, PA, October 30-November 2:

    • Associate Professor Jason Brody and Assistant Professor Huston Gibson (RCP) presented Talking Green in Red States: Stories From the Great Plains, with Dr. Meghan Wieters from the University of Oklahoma
    • Assistant Professor Huston Gibson (RCP) partook in a round table discussion on Online Planning Education – What’s Now; What’s Next 
    • Assistant Professor Kate Nesse (RCP) presented Understanding Community Preferences in Order to Take Action in the Public Interest 
    • Professor and Department Head Stephanie Rolley (LARCP) participated in an administrators meeting and PAB training

Associate Professor Lee Skabelund will be presenting Semi-arid Green Roof Research 2009-2014: Resilience of Native Species at the CitiesAlive 2014 conference in Nashville, TN November 11-15.

The following professors attended the ASLA conference in Denver November 21-24:

    • Associate Professor Blake Belanger: Presenting Representing Resilience at the Urban Design PPN Pecha Kucha Series on November 22.
    • Associate Professor Howard Hahn
    • Professor and Head Stephanie Rolley: Participating in the LAF Board Meeting and ASLA Administrators meeting
    • Associate Professor Lee Skabelund: Presenting Productivity and the City: Edible landscape and Evidence-Based design with Calayde Davey, Ph.D. Student and Jeremy Merrill, MLA 09′, Ph.D. ’13 on November 24.
    • Professor Chip Winslow

Professor Tim Keane (LA) attended the Big 12 Water Workshop held in Lawrence, Kansas on November 17-18.

Assistant Professor Kate Nesse (RCP) presented Mapping Manhattan: Using maps to reveal secrets in our community as part of the Kansas State Book Network lecture series on November 18.

Assistant Professor Hyung Jin Kim (LA) presented a research poster “Walking to School and the Social Environment” at the American Public Health 142nd Annual Meeting and Exposition, New Orleans, LA on November 18, 2014. Kim was the primary author, co-authors include Chanam Lee, PhD, MLA (Texas A&M Landscape Architecture), Marcia Ory, PhD, MPH (Texas A&M Health Science) and Deanna Hoelscher, PhD RD LD CNS (University of Texas School of Public Health).

Assistant Professor Alpa Nawre (LA) presented her research titled “Water landscapes as laminates” at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign’s Department of Landscape Architecture on December 8.


LARCP faculty and student research projects have been featured in the K-State Perspectives magazine! Click here to read. 

Visiting Assistant Professor Gary Stith (RCP) was featured in the Manhattan Mercury on August 7, speaking about regionalism in the Flint Hills. Gary is changing the face of long range planning in our region!

Assistant Professor Huston Gibson’s (RCP) Capturing the Buzz: Global Participation Via Twitter is featured on The Scholarly Teacher: Applying evidence-based strategies to enrich student learning blog. Click here to read.

Judith Major, Professor Emerita of Landscape Architecture, has contributed a chapter entitled “Toward an American Landscape Theory” in Flora Illustrata: Great Works from the LuEsther T. Mertz Library of The New York Botanical Garden, published by Yale University Press and the New York Botanical Garden.


An interdisciplinary team, led by Associate Professor Katie Kingery-Page (LA), helped with late season cut-back of the Meadow on August 15. Cutting back the Meadow encourages the establishment of the plants and to prevent accidental fires. Cutting back discourages weeds before they flower and allows more sunlight to lower story grasses.

Associate Professor La Barbara Wigfall (RCP) is serving on a University Committee for the Multicultural Enrichment Center. She is part of a delegation that visited with the Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln to tour the Gaughan Multicultural Center on August 14.

Associate Professor Lee Skabelund (LA) hosted a workday at the ISC Rain Garden on September 27. Participants included a girl scout and eight landscape architecture students.

A Fierce Green Fire: The Battle for a Living Planet was shown on October 5. Associate Professors Skabelund and Wigfall facilitated a discussion about the film afterwards.

Associate Professor La Barbara Wigfall (RCP) was part of a university delegation to the University of Washington, Seattle to tour The Kelly Ethnic Cultural Center and other cultural facilities on that campus and visit with University October 1-2. This KSU effort is the result of the Multicultural Student Center charrette held by NOMAS earlier this year. Professor Wigfall serves on the University committee working with the professional design team and also responsible for photo-documentation of the project.

Associate Professor Lorn Clement and Ryadi Adityavarman (IAPD) received an Academic Excellence award to fund three workshops that will complement a new freehand drawing course.

Stephanie Rolley, Professor and Head, represented the Landscape Architecture Accreditation Board at the Council for Higher Education Accreditation recognition hearing, November 24, in Washington D.C.