|Iowa State ranked No. 10 for best hospitality program|
According to TheBestSchools.org, Iowa State is No. 10 in ranking of the best hospitality programs in the United States. Iowa State's hospitality program continues to maintain its No. 10 ranking in very competitive field. More>>.
|AESHM's Sara Marcketti to give lecture at Cornell University|
Sara Marcketti, a professor in apparel, events, and hospitality management, will on Thursday, Sept. 29 give a seminar at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York titled, "Historic Textiles and Clothing Collections and Museums: Historical and Current Day Significance." The lecture is part of Cornell University's graduate seminar series. More>>.
|AESHM's SoJung Lee, Jim Butler recognized for groundbreaking study on country clubs|
A groundbreaking study by SoJung Lee, an assistant professor in apparel, events, and hospitality management; and Jim Butler, a distance education graduate student who's also general manager of Grey Oaks Country Club in Sarasota, Florida, was recently highlighted by McMahon Group, a premier research company in the country club business. The research, "Taking the pulse on club environmental practices," was highlighted in the summer 2016 edition of McMahon's Club Trends, called "Green strategies: Clubs embracing sustainability." The study was the first of its kind. It included a survey of 297 country clubs on their environmental behaviors and practices. Results showed that 74 percent of survey respondents said they have sustainable practices. However, only 15 percent allocate funds specifically for sustainable practices with the average amount being $49,357. More>>.
|Extension and Outreach highlights Awardrobe event, Apparel, Events, and Hospitality scholarships|
The Awardrobe Clothing Event is an Iowa State Fair 4-H event that provides youth participants with opportunities to showcase their apparel design and production knowledge, as well as creativity skills. 4-H'ers ranked in the top 3 percent received $500 scholarships from the Department of Apparel, Events and Hospitality Management. The Apparel, Merchandising, and Design program presented 4-H'ers receiving the On-Trend Award with $25 gift cards and certificates. More>>.
|Gwendolyn Michel receives Costume Society of America's 2016 Stella Blum Student Research Grant|
Gwendolyn Michel, who is a doctoral student in apparel, events, and hospitality management is the recipient of the Costume Society of America's 2016 Stella Blum Student Research Grant. As part of the research grant, Michel will examine the dress of author Anaïs Nin, using her handwritten diaries as a source. Michel is under the direction of Sara Marcketti, professor in apparel, events, and hospitality management. More>>.
|Business Record features Linda Niehm as Dean's Faculty Fellow|
Linda Niehm, a professor in apparel, events, and hospitality management, is the second faculty member to be named a Dean's Faculty Fellow, which was made possible by an anonymous gift last year to the College of Human Sciences. As part of the fellowship, Niehm will receive $30,000 a year for two years to extend her work in expanding entrepreneurship among students and helping rural, community-based and family-owned businesses. More>>.
|Brunnier Art Museum features Eulanda Sanders, Cindy Gould collaborative artwork|
Sanders, the College of Human Sciences' Donna R. Danielson Professor in Textiles and Clothing, and Gould, an associate professor of art and visual culture in the College of Design, collaborated on a two-piece work of art based on close-up digital photographs of Robert Hillestad's Celebration Coat #41. The work expresses the artists' mutual love for India. More>>.
|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.