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Source: Lynn Ewanow, 785-532-5047, ewanow@k-state.edu
Editor's note: Amy Finnerty and Alexandra Miller are graduates of Olathe East High School; Kyle Rogler is a graduate of Olathe South High School; Carrie Wilbert is a graduate of De Soto High School; and Josh Williams is a graduate of Olathe Northwest High School.
News release prepared by: Diane Potts, 785-532-1090, potts@k-state.edu

Friday, Sept. 17, 2010

STUDY ABROAD EXHIBIT ON DISPLAY AT COLLEGE OF ARCHITECTURE, PLANNING AND DESIGN

MANHATTAN -- Projects by College of Architecture, Planning and Design students in spring and summer 2010 study abroad programs offered by Kansas State University are on display through Oct. 8 in the Chang Gallery and the first floor hallway of the east wing of Seaton Hall.

The exhibition is free and open to the public. The gallery is open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays. The exhibit also will be open 10-11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 25, for K-State's Family Day visitors.

Students in the college's degree-granting programs are given the option of participating in study abroad during and following their fourth year. In spring and summer 2010, 62 students in the college studies abroad. Of the participants, 60 are now fifth-year students and represent 43 percent of the fifth-year class. Six students in their third or fourth year of study participated in summer programs.

According to professor Lynn Ewanow, associate dean and director of international programs for the college, students in architecture, interior architecture and product design, landscape architecture, and regional and community planning are particularly well served by studying abroad. She said the experience of studying in unfamiliar environments heightens cultural and historical awareness; improves self-reliance; encourages better understanding of global economics, politics and societies; and broadens professional horizons.

"The College of Architecture, Planning and Design is committed to enhancing the study abroad experience for its students and supporting the emphasis on international education, which is part of K-State's strategic plan," Ewanow said.

Carol Martin Watts and Don Watts, both professors of architecture, taught at the K-State program at Centro Studi Citta di Orvieto in Orvieto, Italy. Tony Chelz, associate professor of landscape architecture and regional and community planning, taught at the university's program at Italart Centro Studi Santa Chiara in Castiglion Fiorentino, Italy. Faculty on the college's international studies committee include Ewanow; Chelz; Ray Streeter, associate professor of architecture; and Neal Hubbell, associate professor and associate head of the department of interior architecture and product design.

Other study abroad destinations included Czech Tech in Prague, Czech Republic; Dessau International Architecture Graduate School at Anhalt University of Applied Sciences, Dessau, Germany; Fachhochschule Coburg, Coburg, Germany; Academic Programs International at Lorenzo de Medici in Florence, Italy; Denmark International Study Program in Copenhagen, Denmark; and K-State at Leipzig, Leipzig, Germany.

College of Architecture, Planning and Design students participating in a study abroad experience in spring or summer 2010 include:

Jason Rivera, architecture, Andover, Dessau International Architecture Graduate School; Paul Megli, architecture, Augusta, Centro Studi Citta di Orvieto, and exhibit coordinator; Christopher Curtis, architecture, Great Bend, Italart Centro Studi Santa Chiara;

From Greater Kansas City: Sara Norman, interior architecture and product design, Lenexa, Academic Programs International at Lorenzo de Medici; Amy Finnerty, architecture, Italart Centro Studi Santa Chiara, Kyle Rogler, architecture, Dessau International Architecture Graduate School, Carrie Wilbert, architecture, Centro Studi Citta di Orvieto, and Josh Williams, architecture, Italart Centro Studi Santa Chiara and exhibit coordinator, all from Olathe; and Alexandra Miller, interior architecture and product design, Centro Studi Citta di Orvieto; Brooke Swercinski, architecture, Centro Studi Citta di Orvieto and exhibit coordinator; Renae Vos, interior architecture and product design, Centro Studi Citta di Orvieto; Ryan Goetsch, interior architecture and product design, Denmark International Study Program and exhibit coordinator, all from Overland Park.

Laura Wilson, architecture, Lawrence, Centro Studi Citta di Orvieto.

From Manhattan: Laura Cochran, architecture, Czech Tech and exhibit coordinator; Andrew Crouch, interior architecture and product design, Denmark International Study Program; Allison Gerth, landscape architecture, Italart Centro Studi Santa Chiara and exhibit coordinator; and Alyssa Parsons, architecture, Czech Tech and exhibit coordinator.

Jesse Husmann, architecture, Plainville, Czech Tech; Natalie Shoemaker, interior architecture and product design, St. George, Academic Programs International at Lorenzo de Medici, and exhibit coordinator; Maxie Henkle, architecture, Spring Hill, Centro Studi Citta di Orvieto, and exhibit coordinator.

From Topeka: Dustin Jennings, architecture, Centro Studi Citta di Orvieto; Jill Maurer, architecture, Dessau International Architecture Graduate School and exhibit coordinator; Lydia Palma, interior architecture and product design, Centro Studi Citta di Orvieto; and Brandan Smith, architecture, K-State at Leipzig.

Jason Ragan, architecture, Wichita, Dessau International Architecture Graduate School.

From out of state:

Derek Bestor, architecture, and Sarah Pink, architecture, both at Centro Studi Citta di Orvieto and both from Colorado Springs, Colo.; Paul Michaels, architecture, Pella, Iowa, Centro Studi Citta di Orvieto; Heidi Hyland, architecture, Saginaw, Mich., Italart Centro Studi Santa Chiara and exhibit coordinator; Christa Bowman, interior architecture and product design, Plymouth, Minn., Fachhochschule Coburg and exhibit coordinator.

From Missouri: Dylan Powell, architecture, Ashland, Dessau International Architecture Graduate School; Nicholas Massmann, architecture, Ballwin, Czech Tech; Nicholas Kreitler, architecture, Barnhart, Czech Tech; Timothy Meyers, architecture, Blue Springs, Dessau International Architecture Graduate School and exhibit coordinator; Nicole Hoffarth, architecture, Fenton, Centro Studi Citta di Orvieto; Jennafer Dauwalter, architecture, Foristell, Academic Programs International at Lorenzo de Medici; Joshua Doss, architecture, Grandview, Italart Centro Studi Santa Chiara and exhibit coordinator; Ian Pitts, architecture, Jefferson City, Italart Centro Studi Santa Chiara; Kristen Ellis, interior architecture and product design, Kearney, Fachhochschule Coburg; Whitney Thomure, interior architecture and product design, Lee's Summit, Czech Tech and exhibit coordinator; Samantha Anderson, architecture, Liberty, Academic Programs International at Lorenzo de Medici; Paul Jarvis, interior architecture and product design, Manchester, Fachhochschule Coburg; Keegan Thompson, architecture, Monroe City, Czech Tech; Samantha Smith, architecture, Oak Grove, Czech Tech; Branden Schwab, architecture, Ozark, Czech Tech; Charles McDowell, landscape architecture, Platte Woods, Centro Studi Citta di Orvieto and exhibit coordinator; Victoria Suprin, architecture, Plattsburg, Dessau International Architecture Graduate School; Roger Bost, architecture, Poplar Bluff, Italart Centro Studi Santa Chiara; Andrew Alden, architecture, Raytown, Italart Centro Studi Santa Chiara; Alexander Bartelsmeyer, architecture, St. Albans, Czech Tech; Adriana Perrone, architecture, St. Charles, Centro Studi Citta di Orvieto; Timothy Sandweg, architecture, St. Louis, Italart Centro Studi Santa Chiara and exhibit coordinator; Emily Buchmann, architecture, Washington, Italart Centro Studi Santa Chiara; and Christopher Billo, architecture, Wildwood, Centro Studi Citta di Orvieto.

From Nebraska: Conner McGowan, architecture, Crete, Centro Studi Citta di Orvieto; Rebecca Ingram, landscape architecture, Centro Studi Citta di Orvieto, and Margaret Waltz, interior architecture and product design, Centro Studi Citta di Orvieto and exhibit coordinator, both from Omaha; and Alyssa DeBrie, architecture, Scottsbluff, Centro Studi Citta di Orvieto.

Laura Weatherholt, landscape architecture, Tulsa, Okla., Italart Centro Studi Santa Chiara; Whitley Fields, architecture, Plano, Texas, Centro Studi Citta di Orvieto; Amanda Phelps, interior architecture and product design, Sandy, Utah, Italart Centro Studi Santa Chiara and exhibit coordinator; and John Wolf, architecture, Milwaukee, Wis., Czech Tech.