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Horticulture and Natural Resources

TWIP: The Week in Preview

December 10 - 14, 2018
The last TWIP for the Fall 2018 semester


THINK ABOUT THIS: "It's not about what you "get" out of college that changes your life; it's what you are given. You gain authority not only over subjects, but over yourself. It's a triumph over ignorance and a refusal to be intimidated by the unknown." Gina Barreca


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Looking for study space for finals? The list of available space can be found at the following link: http://www.lib.k-state.edu/finals-week
Following the success of a recent undergraduate research project analyzing e-commerce in the U.S. horticulture industry, Dr. Cheryl Boyer's Spring 2019 undergraduate research section (Hort 495) will be conducting a quantitative content analysis of the Amazon Plant Store. Characterizing the current status of online retail plant sales through the nation's largest online retailer will provide insight into the rapid pace of innovation in both horticultural marketing and the horticultural supply chain. The course can be taken for 0 to 3 credit hours and there is space for 1 to 3 students to participate. For more information or to obtain a copy of the recently-published journal article, contact Dr. Cheryl Boyer at crboyer@ksu.edu. Here is a press release ASHS published about the paper: https://www.ashs.org/news/news.asp?id=427273. It's been picked up by several horticultural news outlets since then and is gaining a lot of traction.

Scholarship Opportunities

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

Each year the Professional Grounds Management Society (PGMS) scholarship committee awards monetary scholarships to students in horticulture or related fields. Applicants must be at least in their first year of college or may be recently graduated from high school (within the calendar year). The top recipient will also have the opportunity to attend the GIE+EXPO in Louisville in the fall. PGMS will pay for the scholarship recipients' conference registration and a travel allowance as well. As we interact with the professionals of tomorrow in the work place and on campus, this is a great member benefit to promote PGMS and professionalism in our industry. The deadline to submit applications to be considered for the 2019 PGMS scholarships is January 15, 2019. Contact Dr. Lavis as you will need a reference from a PGMS member. https://pgms.org/scholarship/

Brighter Blooms Nursery Scholarship $1000. One scholarship will be awarded after the December 20, deadline. https://www.brighterblooms.com/scholarship.html

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