Front Cover of the LandTEXTURE newsletter, Winter 2017.

Issue #Winter 2017

2017 LandTEXTURE Newsletter

Published February 23, 2017

By: School of Planning, Design and Construction

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

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Articles

First Class: Emma Genevieve Gillette, the First Lady of Michigan State Parks and Natural Areas

Published on February 23, 2017

2016 marks the 100th anniversary of Emma Genevieve Gillette's enrollment at Michigan Agricultural College, now Michigan State University. Gillette was to become the first and only woman graduate in the college's first landscape architecture class of 1920.

Director's message 2017

Published on February 23, 2017

This year has brought many wonderful things for us all.

President's message 2017

Published on February 23, 2017

For the past six years I have had the delight of serving on the MSU LAAAB as a board member for three years, vice president for one year, president for two years, and I will round out my term as past president for one additional year.

FIREWISE: Demonstration Garden, Cadillac Michigan

Published on February 23, 2017

Planners, designers, and citizens are interested in how site design can mitigate the effects of landscape hazards.

SPDC Builds Sparty’s Cabin

Published on February 23, 2017

Professor Pat Crawford, PhD, SPDC associate director, and graduate student Rohit Menon talk about the "tiny home" movement and the fruition of Sparty's Cabin.

Looking back

Published on February 23, 2017

Alumnus William Herman Kockler, MSU LA class of 2006, reflects on his MSU experience and talks about his life since graduating.

Pioneers of American Design

Published on February 23, 2017

Alumnus William "Bill" Johnson and his newly recorded story of his life and career, and alumnus Dean Abbott on being recognized by The Cultural Landscape Foundation as a Pioneer of American Landscape Design.

Study Abroad 2016: A journey through Europe

Published on February 23, 2017

Landscape Architecture student Rayshaun Landrum wrote about his experience while on the annual LA study abroad in Western Europe.

The first LA Ride

Published on February 23, 2017

Landscape Architecture Instructor Bob Ford wrote about the first LA Ride and it's purpose.

State of the program and updates

Published on February 23, 2017

Landscape Architecture Program Leader Karen Russcher wrote an update about the program, including recent student awards.

2016 Landscape Architecture Alumni Survey

Published on February 23, 2017

The 2016 Landscape Architecture Alumni Survey was sent to 1081 email addresses provided by the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources. This article address the structure of the survey and talks about it's key findings.

What do designers emphasize the most?

Published on February 23, 2017

LA Master's Student Na Li writes about her experience as a student and discusses her Master's Thesis.

2016 LA Scholarship Fundraiser Golf Outing

Published on February 23, 2017

This year's scholarship fundraiser, held at the picturesque Eagle Eye Golf Course, was historic on many levels.

A journey for all

Published on February 23, 2017

As the incoming President of the MSU LAAAB, I am encouraged by the students I have met and I am impressed by their hunger for knowledge and change.

Charles Leider elected as an AICP Fellow

Published on February 23, 2017

Dr. Charles Leider, professor and director emeritus of the Landscape Architecture Program at Oklahoma State University, has been elected as a fellow in the American Institute of Certified Planner.

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