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Students and Faculty in the News
Tree Campus USA Designation
K-State awarded the Tree Campus USA designation.  By meeting the five core standards for sustainable campus forestry, K-State was named a 2013 Tree Campus USA.  Without the efforts of Cathie Lavis, Ph.D. and the students in her arboriculture class this would not have happened.  Thank you Cathie and students.  Photo shows Cathie Lavis accepting the Tree Campus USA recognition banner from Larry Biles, State Forester, Kansas Forest Service.

Employee of the Year Award
Vicente Mascote is receiving the CoA Employee of the Year award on April 30.  Vincente is located at the  K-State Research and Extension Center in Olathe and was nominated by Alan Stevens.
KSU Classified Employee Recognition Ceremony is April 30, come and help recognize the great work all of our excellent Classified Employees do.
 

Lavis receives 2014 Presidential Award
Cathie Lavis, Associate Professor & Extension Landscape Management Specialist, has been selected to receive the 2014 Presidential Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Advising, from Kansas State University.
 
 
 

Craver takes 1st Place
Josh Craver took 1st place in the Agricultural Sciences Oral Presentation, Graduate Division at the 2014 K-State Research Forum through the College of Agriculture. 
Congratulations Josh!
 
 
 

Hort Club's Bedding Plant Sale
Get a jump start on your flower, vegetable and herb gardens with the Horticulture Club!
 
Sale dates:
April 25, 26, 27, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Craver receives $10,000 Scholarship
Josh Craver has been awarded a $10,000 Ecke Graduate Student Scholarship from the American Floral Endowment. 
 
Craver, who will soon earn a graduate degree at Kansas State University and begin a doctoral program at Purdue University was awarded the $10,000 scholarship.

National Association for Interpretation Conference
Dr. Ted Cable along with his graduate student Marisol Mayorga and nine undergraduate Park Management (Interpretation option) students recently attended the National Association for Interpretation (NAI) Region 6 conference in Guthrie, OK.  Dr. Cable appeared on a panel looking at the history of NAI.  One of the students, Amber Myers, was awarded a travel scholarship to cover the costs associated with travel to the conference and registration, and Dr. Cable received two awards for new interpretive publications.  Here are some of the PMC students visiting one of the local museums.

Ag Adventure for Elementary Students
Matt McKernan and Brooke Stamm of the KSU Horticulture Club explains how plants grow to Northview Elementary students as part of K-State's week-long Ag Fest.  Hort club students presented a program called Ag Adventure for elementary students that included hands-on demonstrations.

Myers appointed to the Riley County Parks Advisory Board
Amber Myers, senior in Park Management and Conservation, was recently appointed to the Riley County Parks Advisory Board at an at-large member. Board members evaluate county park needs, develop a plan to meet those needs, establish priorities for park improvements and recommend the allocation of money from the park budget for funding the improvements. As an at-large member, Amber is not an elected official and has the opportunity to represent the community for a number of county parks including:  Randolph, Ogden, Keats, Leonardville, Wildcat Park, Fairmont Park, Rocky Ford Outdoor Recreation Area, the K177 Overlook and Cico Park.
Amber is married with two children and lives in Randolph, Kansas. In addition to being a full time student, Amber has two part-time jobs in Randolph and she has volunteered at the Flint Hills Discovery Center in Manhattan since November of 2012, and volunteers for Randolph PRIDE.

Higher Learning - course focuses on hunting-business management
Wildlife & Outdoor Enterprise Management student Austin Ingram is featured in an article, in the Lone Star Outdoor News.  'Higher learning' begins on page 4 of the newspaper, on the read more link below. 
 
Austin Ingram knew from an early age he wanted to pursue a career that combined his interests of hunting and fishing in the outdoors with land and range management.
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Friends Bus Trip to the Overland Park Arboretum & Botanical Gardens
Take a day trip to see the Overland Park Arboretum and Botanical Gardens with the Friends of the KSU Gardens.  The trip will be on Thursday, May 15, 2014.  Leaving at 8:00 a.m. from the mall parking lot and should return around 5:00 p.m. The $75.00 price this year is all inclusive.
 
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Western European Horticulture: Netherlands, German
Chad Miller's photoJoin Drs. Miller and Lavis as they lead a 14-day tour (May, 2014) includes visiting Western European countries. The tour will start in the Netherlands, where the group will see plenty of horticulture production and visit the renowned Keukehof bulb garden.  The study trip will next travel to Belgium to see some nursery production and visit a craft brewery, along with a stop by a chocolate factory.  Then the group will travel to Luxembourg to visit a wine cellar.  The tour will conclude in France, in which sites to visit will include Giverny, Versailles, and Omaha Beaches.  This is a jam-packed trip. More information...