Front cover of the Fall 2013 LandTEXTURE Newsletter.

Issue #Fall 2013

2013 LandTEXTURE Newsletter

Published January 20, 2014

By: School of Planning, Design and Construction

Published by the MSU Landscape Architecture Alumni & Advisory board for the alumni and friends of Landscape Architecture.


Director's message Fall 2013

Published on January 20, 2014

We have had another great spring and summer. Our faculty continues to do terrific things.

Opening young eyes to landscape architecture

Published on January 20, 2014

Landscape Architecture has undertaken a new effort to expose middle and high school students to the profession through Pre-College Summer Programs offered every year on MSU’s beautiful campus.

Paul Nieratko selected for 2013 Howard and Lili Camden Teacher/Scholar Award

Published on January 20, 2014

The College of Agriculture and Natural Resources selected the Landscape Architecture Program’s Paul Nieratko for the 2012 - 2013 Howard and Lili Ann Camden Endowed Teacher/Scholar Award.

Karen Russcher joins faculty in Fall 2013

Published on January 20, 2014

The School of Planning, Design and Construction’s Landscape Architecture Program is pleased to announce the addition of its newest faculty member, Karen Russcher.

SPDC aids Allegan Riverfront Revitalization Study

Published on January 20, 2014

Allegan was one of five cities statewide to gain planning assistance through an effort called PlacePlans. The effort brought together expertise from the MSHDA, MML and SPDC.

2013 Student awards

Published on January 20, 2014

Scholastic achievement was honored at the spring graduation awards banquet.

Alumni memoirs

Published on January 20, 2014

After reading the recent LandTEXTURE newsletter, I felt compelled to write and tell you about my experience at MSU and life in the 1950s.

Landscape Architecture Alumni Association 2013 Golf Scholarship Fund Raiser

Published on January 20, 2014

After a slight weather delay, the 64 participants in the 2013 Landscape Architecture Alumni Association golf outing came out swinging to raise money for student academic scholarships.

2013 Overseas Study

Published on January 20, 2014

Brought out of retirement, Professor Duane Mezga led the 2013 oversees study program.

The power of the pencil: PDC 991 Cross-Disciplinary State Park Study Away

Published on January 20, 2014

Learning, connecting, informing, transforming, collaboration…all are buzzwords that describe this session of PDC (Planning, Development, and Construction) 991.

Soft skills for a new graduate: Which ones are Important And to whom?

Published on January 20, 2014

Facing the realities of increased education costs, competitive job markets, and new demands of the 21st century, universities are exploring how they can revitalize education and make their graduates more competitive in the workforce.

Distinguished Speaker Series: Bill Johnson

Published on January 20, 2014

As part of the continuing Distinguished Speaker Series, Bill Johnson (class of 1954) discussed his career, philosophy, and ideas for the profession’s future.

Building foundations for international collaboration

Published on January 20, 2014

Studying with Dr. Burley has enhanced my professional experience and increased my knowledge, which is very important for my research activities. I will benefit from his experience in Turkey in the future.

Message from the LAAAB President

Published on January 20, 2014

Welcome to the first complete newsletter that the 2011 MSU Landscape Architecture Alumni and Advisory Board (LAAAB) has produced.

Role of landscape architecture as a water resource steward

Published on January 20, 2014

Our Blue Planet contains only a small fraction of water (0.01%) that is readily available for drinking, for use in our communities and industries, and to produce our food.

Landscape Architecture students continue volunteer efforts

Published on January 20, 2014

During each of the last six years, LA students have volunteered at the Woldumar Nature Center in Lansing, Michigan.

Mario Schjetnan coming in Feburary 2014 to the Distinguished Speaker Series

Published on January 20, 2014

Coming in February 20, 2014, Mario Schjetnan will discuss his international accomplishments and water resource planning at the Broad Museum.