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Students and Faculty in the News

Google Maps as a Plant Identification Study Tool

HortTechCheck out the latest cover of HortTechnology!  Former graduate student, Dr. Matt Wilson's scholarship of teaching and learning work, with Dr. Miller on Google Maps for the landscape plants courses is featured on the cover. Congratulations! 

Fishing's Future Clinic held at Throckmorton


Dr. Sid Stevenson (PMC faculty) and Bill Horvath (Master Angler, Leavenworth) and the KDWPT hosted a Fishing's Future youth instructor training clinic here in Throckmorton, on Saturday, Feb 25. Approximately 60 participants, including a dozen PMC or WOEM students, were certified (pending background checks) as a result of the workshop. Fishing's Future is a national program with substantial Kansas participation. One of the master angler instructors (far right) is the programs founder, Shane Wilson, who flew in from South Padre Island, TX.

K-State Hort Alum's Interiorscaping Business Provides Plants for Super Bowl Coverage
SuperBowlPlants1SuperBowlPlants2Hort alum Joanne Rush, located in Houston, TX, provided plants for ESPN's coverage of the 2017 Super Bowl. Rush's interiorscaping business, Thriving Botanicals, got the call a couple weeks before the big game to contract with ESPN for the set decorations. Wildcat Pride!

PMC Students Receive Award at Kansas Recreation and Park Association Annual Conference

StudAwardKRPAConf20172017 starts off with PMC students clinching award at Kansas Recreation and Park Association annual conference. PMC undergraduate and graduate students were out in force at this year's KRPA conference, held in Manhattan. Our students won the annual student leadership event and many volunteered throughout the 3-day conference as session moderators, registration/welcome assistants and general support.

Drs. Cable, Skibins, and Stevenson were there too. They were asked by the KRPA executive director to present keynote lectures on interpretation and connecting people to parks.

Three Kansas Arborist Association Scholarships Awarded

KAA_2017ScholarWinersThe Kansas Arborist Association (KAA) awarded three $2000.00 scholarships to three tree-loving students. Students received the checks first-hand at the KAA awards banquet, January 12 at the Shade Tree Conference. From left to right, Dr. Cathie Lavis, Horticulture Scholarship Coordinator, Bruce Moore, Wichita, KS; Lauren Walz, Garden City, KS and Caitlin Carlson, Falun, KS.