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TWIP: The Week in Preview

May 7 -11, 2018
This will be the last TWIP until the Fall Semester. May your summer be productive, fun and safe.



Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg, and France: A Horticulture and Historical Study Trip: Are you interested in a study abroad trip? Are you interested in seeing several countries in Western Europe? If so, then read on! Dr. Miller and Dr. Lavis have put together a proposal for study abroad trip NEXT May. The ~15-day trip will take you to four countries: the Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg, and France. The study trip will include a class for the spring 2019 semester that meets every other week, in preparation for the trip, which will be after the spring semester. The HORT 595 course can be used for specialization electives and also carries a Historical K-State 8 Tag. The trip will be jam packed with horticulture and historical sites, including greenhouse production, both potted plants and vegetable production that is highly mechanized and automated; visit to the Keukenhof, one of the major (bulb) display gardens in the world; Wirtz International, a world-renowned landscape architect; Giverny; Versailles; a winery or two; Delft porcelain factory (one of the only remaining); Anne Frank House; Normandy Beaches; and a few other locations. Estimated cost of the trip (includes most everything; flight, lodging, transportation in Europe, several meals, entrance fees) will be right around $4,500—depending on the number of travelers. The more folks who go, the more cost effective it will be. We will have a maximum capacity though (20 persons due to logistics). If you are interested, there will be a brief informational meeting NEXT WEDNESDAY May 9th at 4:30 pm in 2024 TH. I know this is during finals and all, but thought it would be helpful to give you as much time as possible to plan if you are interested. We can briefly go over the proposed itinerary and answer any questions you might have. If you cannot make the meeting next Wednesday, but are interested in the trip, let Dr. Miller or Dr. Lavis know, so we can put you on the email contact list.Netherlands

Congratulations graduates—may your future endeavors be rewarding. Graduation is 2:30 pm.


HORT 590 students: The deadline for completion of your Internship Objectives and Agreement form was Friday, April 27. If you have not met with your academic advisor to discuss your internship experience or at least scheduled an appointment, you should do so ASAP. This form is required and must be completed prior to starting your internship, points will be deducted from your final grade if not completed. Contact your academic advisor to set an appointment.

Tree Campus USA t-shirts are still available for purchase. The small profit goes toward the purchase of trees on our campus. Student price=$12.00 and Faculty/staff prices=$15.00. On the back of the t-shirt is the promotion of awareness of Emerald Ash Borer, by wearing a t-shirt you can help encourage understanding of this little beast that will come to Manhattan in the future. K-State has 250+ ash trees. Contact clavis@ksu.edu to purchase one or several.

Would you like a paver with your name and graduating year in our Horticulture patio? All it takes is $35.00. Contact either Dr. Lavis, clavis@ksu.edu or Karen Schneck karenschneck@ksu.edu

Scholarship Opportunities

Contact Dr. Lavis with questions regarding scholarships: clavis@ksu.edu

JOHNSON COUNTY K-STATE RESEARCH AND EXTENSION $3000 MASTER GARDENER SCHOLARSHIP for the Kansas State University Horticulture Program. This application must be submitted to the Johnson County Extension Master Gardener Advisory Board by May 15, 2018. Contact Dr. Lavis for details.

Internship Opportunities

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Employment Opportunities

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Contact Information

Cathie Lavis - Associate Professor
Kansas State University
Department of Horticulture and Natural Resources
3736 Throckmorton Plant Science Center
Manhattan, KS 66506
785-532-1433 FAX: 785-532-6949