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TWIP: The Week in Preview

August 20 - 24, 2018



We, the faculty and staff of the Department of Horticulture and Natural Resources (HNR) are glad you are here. TWIP is delivered on Monday during the fall and spring semesters. TWIP is also located on our website, click here.

HortClubInfoWelcome from the Horticulture Club!  Come see us at....

  • Activities Carnival, at the Student Union, Thursday, August 23, 6:00 - 8:00 pm
  • Watermelon Feed, Weber Lawn, Tuesday, August 28, 6:00 - 8:00 pm
  • Join us for our first meeting, at the KSU Gardens (north of Throckmorton Hall), Tuesday, Sept. 4, at 6:00 pm





The Part-Time Opportunities Fair will be from August 23, Thursday: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., K-State Student Union Ballroom. Visit with representatives and community employers hiring for part-time jobs, internship positions and volunteer opportunities.

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


August 26: Last day to add a course without instructor permission. Questions? Visit with your academic advisor.
August 27: Last day to add a course without advisor removing the HOLD. Questions? Visit with your academic advisor.

Scholarship Opportunities

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

The Horticultural Research Institute, the AmericanHort foundation, is offering the two following scholarships. Deadline for application is September 7. See complete application details at: https://www.hriresearch.org/scholarship/fund-your-future

- Bright, well trained, and qualified people are essential to the nursery industry, that's why Dale and Liz Deppe created the Spring Meadow Scholarship Fund in 1999. This fund is dedicated to helping aspiring students from across the country obtain a degree in horticulture. The Spring Meadow team has been blessed by this industry and the mentors who've helped them along the way. This scholarship fund is their way of giving back, and sharing the excitement for plants and the nursery industry with others. Spring Meadow Nursery's goal is to grant scholarships to students with an interest in woody plant production, woody plant propagation, woody plant breeding, horticultural sales and marketing. Three $3,500 scholarships are available for the 2018-2019 school year.

- Mugget Scholarship: what is a Mugget? An informal group called the Mugget Growers of America (MGA) began in 1981 as a social, educational and fundraising group. Each year MGA participants meet at the American Nursery & Landscape Association's (ANLA) Management Clinic to discuss important plant issues regarding the development of a new plant called "Mugget". In addition to their discussions many of the MGA members make contributions during their meeting to the Horticultural Research Institute (HRI), the research affiliate of ANLA. Contributions are made in support of HRI's research and scholarship activities. MGA members understand the importance of having qualified and quality professionals within the green industry. The MGA group decided that proceeds from Mugget events will be made in support of student scholarships. This is how the Muggets Scholarship was created. Each year, as the fund grows a student scholarship will be awarded. Mugget supporters hope to help aspiring students from across the country obtain a degree in horticulture with this scholarship. One $1,500 scholarship is available for the 2018-2019 school year..

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