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Students and Faculty in the News
Kansas Nursery and Landscape Association (KNLA) Awards Two Scholarships
Molly Palmer and Brady Hendricks, were recently awarded Kansas Nursery and Landscape Association Scholarships at the Western Trade Show. Scholarship recipients are rated on their academic achievements, involvement, dependability, honesty, motivation, and attitude. Students are required to write a short essay discussing both their academic and career goals.  Read more....

Two New Horticulture Classes Offered this Spring
New horticulture courses are being offered this Spring. HORT 780, Health-Promoting Phytochemicals: Fruits and Vegetables and HORT 725, Postharvest Technology and Physiology of Horticultural Crop.  These courses will be delivered via videoconferencing technology to the KSU Manhattan and Olathe Campuses. Two flyers describing the courses are attached here: HORT 780 & HORT 725.

Jason Griffin featured in the Manhattan Magazine
Jason Griffin remembers the barrels of cider fermenting in the cellar during his childhood.  It's a practice his grandparents mastered in upstate New York-the way folks in the Midwest might can their own goods or make their own wine.  Now a Kansas resident, Griffin wants to continue his family tradition. 

Nordstedt receives Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship
Nathan Nordstedt, junior in horticultural sciences, will take classes at Czech University of Life Sciences, Prague, in plant genetics and landscape architecture to learn about breeding edible ornamentals for sustainable landscapes.  Nordstedt is one of 800 students selected to study abroad in the spring 2015 semester through the Gilman Scholarship Program, which awards each student up to $5,000.  The scholarship will help pay for Nordstedt's tuition and living expenses while he is abroad.