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News Archive for Hospitality Management

  • September 29, 2009

    Restaurant food safety research featured

    The Packer, weekly business newspaper for the produce industry, interviewed Kevin Roberts, assistant professor in hospitality management and dietetics, about  K-State research in food safety practices in restaurants. "Foodservice Study: Steps beyond training crucial to safe food handling," published on Sept. 22, was written by Ashley Bentley. Others on the research team were Carol Shanklin, […]

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  • September 14, 2009

    kelcii in New Zealand

    Students go global for internships, summer study

    The globe turned purple this summer when Human Ecology students spread their wings to study and work on internships. These are only a few of the student travelers: HRM interns climb highest mountains Fifty-three hotel and restaurant management students did professional internships, a requirement for graduation. Courtney Cole, left atop Mt. Healy, Casey Walker and […]

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  • August 25, 2009


    Video highlights college research

    A new video titled “The Search for Solutions” examines the myriad of research conducted in the College of Human Ecology.

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  • August 17, 2009

    Faculty in the news: August 17, 2009

    Pesci “puts students first” Pat Pesci, director of the hotel and restaurant management program in the Department of Hospitality Management and Dietetics, was given the 2009 Putting Students First award from the office of student life. The award recognized a faculty member who has had a clear impact on the lives of students. Pesci was […]

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  • August 14, 2009

    K-State Evening College Increasing Class Offerings for Fall Semester

    This fall, Kansas State University's Evening College is set to offer classes from more than 20 K-State departments -- around a 25 percent increase in the variety of classes offered during spring, summer and fall Evening College terms in the last year.

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  • August 13, 2009

    Three K-State Students Receive Greater Chicago Club Managers Association Scholarships

    A strong interest in careers in the hospitality industry -- particularly in the private club industry -- has earned three Kansas State University students scholarships from the Chicago Club Managers Foundation and Great Chicago Club Managers Association.

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  • May 19, 2009

    Dining centers win medals

    The National Association of College and University Food Services announced the winners of the 2009 Loyal E. Horton Dining Awards contest. Kansas State took a Silver medal in the Single Stand-Alone Concept category and a Bronze medal in the Catering-Special Event category. The Single Stand-Alone Concept represents the standard menu. The portfolio was created and […]

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  • May 15, 2009

    Holly Robben and Willie

    Hospitality students raise $32,000

    Hospitality management students pulled off the most elaborate Travel & Dining Auction yet, bringing in more than $32,000 and bolstering their resumes with experience in fund raising to catering. The annual spring event features wine, appetizers, more than a dozen tables brimming with silent auction items and a fast-paced live auction. All auction items were […]

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  • April 29, 2009

    Faculty in the News

    HOP'N Home project earns $125,000 grant Bronwyn Fees, family studies and human services; Sara Rosenkranz, human nutrition; and Tanis Hastmann, human nutrition, are among those who received a grant of $125,716 from the United Methodist Health Foundation. They will conduct a study entitled, "Promoting Media Literacy in Parents and Young Children to Provide healthy Opportunities […]

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  • April 22, 2009

    Katie Hamm

    USA Today honoree Katie Hamm creates dietetics internship site

    Katie Hamm, who has been named to the All-USA College Academic Honorable Mention team for 2009, created a web site to help dietetics students find internships. When putting together the business plan, Hamm found that each year about 4,000 dietetics students are searching for accredited internships; 250 programs offer about 2,500 internships. Students must complete […]

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