|Thomas Schrier and Eric Brown elected to leadership positions in hospitality management|
Schrier, an associate professor in hospitality management, is the new president of the Central Federation of the Council on Hotel, Restaurant, and Institution Education (CHRIE). Brown, an assistant professor in hospitality management who previously served as president of the Central CHRIE, is the new membership director of the International Council on Hotel, Restaurant, and Institution Education (ICHRIE). More>>.
|Suzanne Markham Bagnera and Eric Olson win awards at international hospitality conference|
Markham Bagnera, a doctoral candidate in hospitality management, won the Lamp of Knowledge Award from the American Hotel and Lodging Association/American Hotel and Lodging Educational Institute. This award is considered the highest honor that can be given to an educator in the lodging industry. Olson, an assistant professor in events management, won first place in the Johnson and Wales Case Study Competition at the International Council on Hotel, Restaurant, and Institutional Education conference. More>>.
|Eric Brown completes summer faculty internship with Hyatt Hotels Corporation|
Brown, an assistant professor in apparel, events, and hospitality management, participated in the program to refresh his knowledge of the hospitality industry, research current industry trends, and to bring back ideas to the classroom. The Hyatt Faculty Internship Program was developed to promote awareness and enhance educators' understanding of the industry by exposing them to the products and challenges of today’s hotel operations.
|Students intern at International Council on Hotel, Restaurant, and Institutional Education conference|
Hannah Cooley, Mackenzie Jordan, Anna Schulte, Meg Tully, Romazia Turner-Brown, and Allison Voth, event management students, managed registrations, monitored paper sessions, and handled general session meetings at the annual conference held this year in Grapevine, Texas. The conference drew nearly 500 attendees from across the globe. The International Council on Hotel, Restaurant, and Institutional Education (ICHRIE) is the largest association of hospitality and tourism educators in the world. More>>.
|Sara Marcketti publishes book about the history of design piracy|
Marcketti, a professor in apparel, events and hospitality management and associate director of the Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching at Iowa State University, recently published the book, "Knock it off: A History of Design Piracy in the U.S. Women's Ready-to-Wear Apparel Industry." The book, co-authored by Jean Parsons, is the last in the Costume Society of America series. It analyzes legal and apparel industry documents; governmental reports; and primary research conducted in museums, archives, and special collections to shed light on arguments both for and against design piracy. More>>.
|Fashion magazine WWD interviews Iowa State AMD alum Todd Snyder about life after American Eagle buy|
Snyder, a 1992 Iowa State graduate and well-known men’s fashion designer in New York has been nominated several times for Council of Fashion Designers of America awards. American Eagle purchased Todd Snyder New York this past November. WWD subscribers may access the article online.
|AMD student Alisha Humiston takes part in Paris Fashion Week|
Alisha Humiston, a junior in apparel, merchandising, and design, worked with designer Antonio Ortega backstage at Haute Couture Paris Fashion Week as a part of the study abroad program through the Paris American Academy. More».
|See TV, newspaper coverage of Iowa State partnership to create Hancher Auditorium uniforms|
The Cedar Rapids Gazette, KGAN CBS 2 and KFXA Fox 28, and Iowa State's University Relations recently featured the partnership between Iowa State apparel students and Iowa Prison Industries to design and produce new student usher uniforms for Hancher Auditorium at the University of Iowa. The auditorium reopens this fall after being destroyed in 2008 by flooding. Students in Iowa State senior lecturer Brenda Ackerman's class worked with inmates to produce the uniforms. More».
|Study ranks Iowa State No. 1 in fashion scholarship; Mary Lynn Damhorst and Elena Karpova listed top publication contributors|
A newly released study published in Clothing and Textiles Research Journal ranks Iowa State No. 1 for scholarly contributions in the field of fashion marketing. ISU was ranked first based on the level of authorship in the publications selected for the study. Mary Lynn Damhorst, AESHM professor emeritus, and Elena Karpova, AESHM associate professor, made the list of the top 20 publication contributors. More».
|AESHM's Linda Niehm, Jessica Hurst help rural retailers with Iowa Retail Summit|
About 75 small business owners, community leaders, and business consultants came June 23 to Iowa State University for the Iowa Retail Summit, planned in part by Linda Niehm and Jessica Lynn Miller Hurst in apparel, events, and hospitality management. The event showcased the Iowa Retail Initiative, which provides a single point of contact for rural communities and retailers seeking help. Since August 2013, the Iowa State initiative has worked with 154 retailers in 31 communities across the state and helped 530 students gain real-world experiences in helping businesses. More».