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Students and Faculty in the News
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.
Gifted Students from Topeka Visit Throckmorton
On Tuesday Charles Barden hosted a group of gifted 5th graders from Topeka elementary schools (USD 501) for a visit to the Throckmorton complex. The 15 students we accompanied by several teachers and parents. They toured the greenhouses, viewed the HFRR display cases on the first floor, and learned about flying squirrels from Peg McBee. A stop at the Insect Zoo and Call Hall for ice cream completed their visit. The various studies and giant cacti in the greenhouses peaked their interest. One student asked "What is an urban food system?" after viewing the sign on one of the greenhouses.

Tajchman receives Travel Award
http://www.hfrr.ksu.edu/people794.ashxAlan Tajchman, M.S. student in Wildlife and Outdoor Enterprise Management, has received a $500 Graduate Student Council Travel Award towards his travel costs to present a poster on his thesis research at the Kansas Natural Resources Conference in Wichita.
Congratulations Alan!

Iconic European Horticulturist and Landscape Architect, Peter Wirtz, speaks at K-State
Peter Wirtz of the internationally acclaimed Belgium landscape architecture firm, Wirtz International, shared his passion for horticulture and his design philosophy on the K-State campus, Thursday, November 13, 2014. Wirtz International was founded by his father, Jacques Wirtz, and for decades, trees, hedges, grasses, and flowers have bent to the will of Jacques Wirtz. Peter and his brother Martin now co-own the world-renowned company.  Read more...

Rifle & Handgun Training at NRA Whittington Center
Group picture of Class 6, Wildlife & Outdoor Enterprise Management at the NRA Whittington Center in Raton, NM.  The class was there October 15 - 20, 2014 for firearms training.

Ted Cable Gives Invited Keynote Address in Mexico City
Ted Cable, Professor of Park Management and Conservation recently delivered a Keynote Address at 8th Annual Seminar of Latin American Museology.   This international conference attracted more than 300 museum professionals and students from throughout Latin America.  It was sponsored by the Mexico’s National Institute of Anthropology and History and the National School of Conservation, Restoration and Museology in Mexico City.  Each year this conference invites only a small group carefully selected world experts to address the attendees.  There are no freely-submitted papers or presentations. This year in addition to Dr. Cable there were presentations by museologists, historians and museum design consultants from Argentina, Brazil, Mexico and New Zealand. Dr. Cable’s Keynote focused on the role of heritage interpretation in Latin American museums.