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Students and Faculty in the News
Raudenbush Recipient of Award
Zane Raudenbush, Ph.D. student in Horticulture has been selected as a recipient of the 2014 Chris Stiegler Turfgrass Science Student Travel Award.  His application was one of the top 6 out of 22 highly qualified applicants.  The award check for $1,000 will be presented to him during the Division C-5 Turfgrass Science Business Meeting, which is on Wednesday, November 5th, beginning at 10:00 AM (Long Beach Convention Center, Seaside Ballroom A). Congratulations Zane!

2014 Luncheon Series - Inspired Entertaining
Friends of the KSU Gardens Holiday Luncheon, featuring Ralph Diaz of The Winged Lion.  Inspired Entertaining For The Seasons is Thursday, November 13, 2014 at the Manhattan Country Club, from 11:45-1:00, cost is $30 per person.  Read more....

2014 State of the University | Urban Food Production and Postharvest
http://www.hfrr.ksu.edu/people795.ashx2014 State of the University address featuring Eleni Pliakoni, Professor of Food Crops and Phytochemicals, K-State Olathe Campus and her work in Urban Food Production and Postharvest. 

Miller & Williams awarded Innovative Teaching Awards
Two of the nine nationally available Innovative Teaching Award Grants from the APLU, were awarded to K-State faculty in the Horticulture, Forestry, and Recreation Resources Department.  The focus of the awards is three-fold.  First, is the goal to enhance faculty scholarship of teaching and learning through innovative teaching and learning experiences for students.  A second goal is to build and develop collaborative faculty relationships across institutions in the food, agriculture, and natural sciences, using the innovative teaching and learning approaches.  And lastly, these awards may serve as base or pilot studies for future grant proposals.  Read more...

Prairie Star Flower Blog is Award Winner
K-State's Prairie Star Flower blog has been named the winner of the Outstanding Education Materials Award by the American Society for Horticultural Science Extension Division. Read full story....

Horticulture Faculty Participate at the International Horticultural Congress
Elani Pliakoni, Cary Rivard, Candice Shoemaker and Kim Williams presented at the 29th International Horticultural Congress August 17-22, in Brisbane, Australia. The Congress, a meeting of the International Society for Horticultural Science, occurs every four years. This Congress included 43 symposia covering a wide range of topics on all aspects of horticulture.

Video: “I Am An Interpreter”
Individuals associated with the Park Management and Conservation program are featured in a new promotional video from the National Association for Interpretation.  Ted Cable was asked by the professional organization to solicit videos from his students and colleagues. Interpretation student Jordan McGuinn, graduate student Marisol Mayorga, and LuAnn Cadden a friend of the department and coauthor of two books and several articles with Dr. Cable all can be seen in the video “I Am An Interpreter.”  Click here to see video.

Shoemaker named Head of the Department
Candice Shoemaker, professor of horticulture and human health, has been named head of the department. She started in this position September 1. Shoemaker earned a master’s degree in horticultural therapy from Kansas State University and a doctorate in environmental floriculture physiology from Michigan State University. She was a post-doctoral research fellow in human issues in horticulture at Virginia Tech University. She joined the horticulture, forestry, and recreation resources department at Kansas State University in 2001 and has served as graduate program director.  Read media release....