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Horticulture and Natural Resources

TWIP: The Week in Preview

February 18 - 22, 2019


The GCSAA Student Chapter will be having a meeting this Wednesday, February 20 at 5:30 in TH 3039. Pizza will be provided, so feel free to stop by!


IMPORTANT: This is the time of year when scams target students during periods when financial aid funds are disbursed. Cybercriminals use types of social engineering—manipulating people into doing what they want—as the most common way to steal information and money. If the message appears from someone you know, but the tone or wording doesn't sound like the individual, delete. When in doubt, call the sender to verify they sent it. Cyber attackers easily create emails that appear to be from a friend or coworker. Send scam emails or any questionable email to abuse@ksu.edu. If you have any questions, contact the IT Help Desk (helpdesk@ksu.edu or 532-7722).

Scholarship Opportunities

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

Proven Winners is looking to the future, and the future of our industry depends on the young people behind us. We want to assist and recognize the academic talent that exists across North America by presenting scholarships to students. See the following website for details. Deadline April www.provenwinners.com/scholarship?utm_campaign=GrowerNews-Jan2019_2&utm_medium=email&utm_source=emfluence

The American Floral Endowment (AFE) is accepting applications for two floriculture/horticulture internship programs! The application deadline is March 1, Students will receive a scholarship upon successful completion of their internship. Questions, contact Dr. Williams: kwilliam@ksu.edu to learn more and apply online, visit endowment.org/internships.

KGCSA Cliff Dipman Internship Award: The KGCSA Cliff Dipman Internship Award consists of two $2,000 awards to Kansas State University students working at a golf course whose superintendent is a member of the KGCSA. One will be directed to a student doing an internship at a 9-hole golf course, and one doing an internship at an 18-hole facility. Applications will be reviewed by the KGCSA Board of Directors. All decisions of the committee will be final. Applicants will be notified of their status by March 30 of the year submitted. Requirements: • Must already be enrolled in a 4-year undergraduate turfgrass program at Kansas State University. • Must intend to complete a 3- or 6-month internship at a golf course in the state of Kansas whose superintendent is a member of the KGCSA. • One award will be available for a 9-hole intern and one for an 18-hole intern. • Return completed application to: KGCSA Awards Program, 1712 Claflin, 2021 Throckmorton, Manhattan, KS 66506 or cdipman@ksu.edu by March 15, 2019. • Applications can be downloaded from www.kcgsa.org. About the Namesake: Cliff Dipman was the Golf Course Superintendent at Manhattan Country Club for 31 years. He has served as a mentor to countless students who have become successful golf course superintendents in Kansas and across the United States. Year after year, Cliff recognized the importance of the internship in complementing academics.

Internship Opportunities

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Employment Opportunities

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Contact Information

Cathie Lavis - 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