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  • March 6, 2018


    Hospitality Summit March 6-7

    The Department of Hospitality Management in the College of Human Ecology invites students to attend their 2nd annual Hospitality Summit. The 2 day summit will be held at the Alumni Center and is open to all students. The event is composed of educational sessions, a keynote speakers and a networking reception. Wednesday will feature a […]

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  • February 27, 2018

    Malek named Emerging Leader

    Kristin Malek, assistant professor of hospitality management, received the Emerging Leader award from the Heartland Chapter of Professional Convention Management Association, PCMA. The Emerging Leader Award is provided to someone who has demonstrated extraordinary service and leadership early in their career. The winner would have made exceptional overall contributions to the PCMA Heartland Chapter and […]

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  • January 23, 2018


    Hospitality management department hires Lacy’s Fresh Fare and Catering lab coordinator

    The Department of Hospitality Management has announced the hiring of Holly Pishney as the new Lacy’s Lab Coordinator and Instructor. Pishney, a K-State graduate, most recently worked for Colbert Hills as the food and beverage manager. She also brings 16 years of experience in food service from the Derby Dining Complex here at K-State. Holly’s […]

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  • January 18, 2018

    Hospitality management professor of practice joins K-State Olathe

    OLATHE — Brett Horton is joining the Kansas State University Olathe campus as a professor of practice in hospitality management. Horton will instruct hospitality management courses to undergraduate students who enroll in an upcoming 2+2 hospitality management program. The 2+2 program will be a partnership with Kansas State University and Johnson County Community College. Through […]

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  • January 17, 2018

    Hospitality Management students win best paper at annual conference

    Twelve doctoral students and three faculty members from the Department of Hospitality Management attended the 23rd Annual Graduate Education and Graduate Student Research Conference in Hospitality and Tourism from January 3rd through 5th, 2018 in Fort Worth, Texas. The conference hosted 274 presentations (122 stand-up presentations and 152 poster presentations) from universities in the United […]

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  • December 7, 2017

    College of Human Ecology announces outstanding senior awards

    The College of Human Ecology is proud to recognize the 2017 Fall Commencement outstanding senior award winners. This year’s outstanding senior award winners were nominated by faculty and staff within each of their respective programs. Three different award categories are available. The Engagement Award is given to a graduating senior(s) who has made exemplary contributions […]

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  • November 14, 2017

    Michael Ottenbacher

    Department of Hospitality Management names Ottenbacher new department head

    After a national search, Michael Ottenbacher was selected and accepted the department head position with the Department of Hospitality Management and will be a Mary L. Vanier Endowed Professor. Ottenbacher will be coming to K-State from Heilbronn University in Heilbronn, Germany, where he is a tenured professor in hospitality management and marketing. Ottenbacher looks forward […]

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  • November 7, 2017

    Veteran's Day Breakfast hosted by Hospitality Management student groups Friday

    In honor of Veteran’s Day, the Club Manager’s Association of America and Hospitality Management Society student groups, in the department of Hospitality Management, would like to invite all students, faculty and staff to join them for breakfast on Friday, November 10 from 7:30 a.m. until 9:30 a.m. in Lacy’s Fresh Fare and Catering, located in […]

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  • October 27, 2017

    Little Apple Renaissance Festival brings groups together across campus

    Come to the Little Apple Renaissance Festival and support Kansas State!  Travel back into 15th and 16th century Italy on Saturday Oct. 28th from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sunday, Oct. 29th from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in City Park. Dukes, Duchesses, Jesters, Gypsies and everything in between are welcome to join in […]

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  • September 14, 2017

    Watkins named a James Beard Foundation National Scholar

    Tracee Watkins, doctoral student in human ecology, was recently awarded one of the culinary world’s top scholarship honors. Watkins was named a 2017 James Beard Foundation National Scholar for her work in food safety and child nutrition programs. The JBF National Scholars Program, now in its second year, awards scholarships of up to $20,000 to […]

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