‘We’re creating experiences’: how The Meeting Room prepares event planners for the future

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The Meeting Room, a lab space for event management students, is helping students use the latest technology effectively and confidently in event and meeting settings.
College of Human Sciences on fall 2018 announced:
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Three College of Human Sciences students earn 2019 Wallace E. Barron All-University Senior Award

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Three College of Human Sciences students are among the seven students the Iowa State University Alumni Association will recognize with the 2019 Wallace E. Barron All-University Senior Award this spring.
Des Moines Register story highlights Iowa State University motif in New York Fashion Week show: A Des Moines Register story, which ran December 11, featured Iowa State University apparel, merchandising, and design alumnus Todd Snyder. In a nod to his roots, Snyder's seventeenth New York Fashion Week show, February 4, featured several hoodies emblazoned with Iowa State University trademarks.
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Hospitality management alumnus James Williams named 2019 Emerging Scholar by Diverse Issues in Higher Education magazine: James Williams, who earned a Ph.D. in hospitality management from Iowa State University in 2012, has been named an Emerging Scholar by INSIGHT into Diversity magazine. Williams is an assistant professor of retail, hospitality, and tourism management at the University of Tennessee.
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Ashley Jones pursues her passion for entrepreneurship

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Instead of sending out resumes when she graduates this spring, Ashley Jones will continue to build the online business she started while at Iowa State University.

Jenny Junker awarded $35,000 scholarship at YMA gala in New York City

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Jenny Junker, senior in apparel merchandising and design, was awarded a $35,000 scholarship at the YMA gala in New York City, Jan. 6. This scholarship was the evening's highest honor from the national apparel organization.
Jenny Junker earns $15,000 scholarship, chance at $35,000 award: Jenny Junker, a senior in apparel, merchandising, and design, has earned a $15,000 scholarship from the YMA Fashion Scholarship Fund Case Study competition. As one of eight national finalists, Junker will present her case study to the YMA scholarship executive committee in New York City, for a chance to trade in her current scholarship for a $35,000 award.
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Apparel, merchandising, and design students earn $5,000 scholarships from the YMA Fashion Scholarship Fund Case Study competition: Based on their individual case studies, six apparel, merchandising, and design students have earned a $5,000 scholarship from the YMA Fashion Scholarship Fund Case Study competition to further their education and design careers.
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College of Human Sciences to recognize graduating seniors at fall convocation

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The Iowa State University College of Human Sciences will recognize the accomplishments of the graduating class of fall 2018 in a series of events on Dec. 14 and 15.
Linda Niehm provides shopping advice in WHO TV Cyber Monday shopping tips segment: A segment that aired on WHO TV 13 News on November 26 featured expert commentary by Linda Niehm, a professor in apparel, events, and hospitality management.
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Robert Bosselman receives highest honor by International Society of Travel and Tourism Educators for lifetime contributions to the field: Robert Bosselman, professor in apparel, events, and hospitality management was presented with the Heidi Sung Four-Year ​University Achievement Award on October 18 at the ISTTE annual conference in Niagra Falls. The award is bestowed only once every three years.
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Event Management Club elects leadership for 2018-19 academic year: The Iowa State University Event Management Club has announced student leaders for the 2018-19 academic year: Sydney Hogle, president; Jacob Wallace, vice president; Jessica Cipolla, secretary; Claire Turner, treasurer; Cassidy Oberbroeckling, fundraising chair; Kim Schmerbach, membership chair; Adrianna Correa, social chair; Miranda Waugh, public relations/marketing chair; Abbigale Ehrhardt, Human Sciences Council representative. The Event Management Club is an organization for students to learn and explore more about the field of event management, which includes events like catering, wedding planning, meetings, conferences, and trade shows.
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AESHM professor discusses living in a '24 hour world' on IPR's Talk of Iowa podcast: On the Oct. 2 episode of Iowa Public Radio's Talk of Iowa podcast, AEHSM professor Robert Bosselman, along with professors David Dowling and Benjamin Hunnitcut from the University of Iowa, discussed the implications of living in a '24 hour world,' and what it means for work and leisure in America.
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Oscar-nominated costume designer Ruth E. Carter to lecture at Iowa State

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As part of Human Sciences Week 2018, Oscar-nominated costume designer Ruth E. Carter will give a lecture about her career, vision, and expertise in the world of Hollywood costume design.
WHO NewsRadio Focus public affairs program features Linda Niehm discussing Younkers and impact of internet shopping: As Younkers department store closed stores, Linda Niehm discussed emerging opportunities for retailers and the impact of internet shopping, on the September 23 edition of Focus, a public affairs program on WHO NewsRadio. Niehm is an Iowa State University professor in apparel, events, and hospitality management.
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Des Moines Register: AESHM professor and researcher says Younkers will have to make a 'grand re-entrance' when they enter the online retail world: The After Younkers closed its brick-and-mortar stores across the nation, the company has entered a new arena of retail-- online retail, according to a story that ran September 17 in the Des Moines Register. While the company already has a loyal customer base, AESHM professor and researcher Linda Neihm says that Younkers will have to make a 'big, grand re-entrance' into the online retail market.
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Closing of department, big box stores ushers in new opportunities for retail

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Researchers from the department of apparel, events, and hospitality management have found that despite a changing retail environment, not all department and big box stores are destined for closure.
Doctoral graduate Siti Nurhayati Khairatun wins Top 5 ICHRIE Research Report Award: Doctoral alumna Siti Nurhayati Khairatun received the Top 5 ICHRIE Research Report Award at the Annual International Council on Hotel, Restaurant, and Institutional Education (ICHRIE) Conference. Her report, "A Call for Mandatory Inclusion of Alternative Dispute Resolution Practice in Restaurant Franchising," aims to address the conflicts experienced by the franchisor-franchisee in their business relationship. Based on her findings from a content analysis of 23 New York state court records, most franchisees opted for the litigation instead of an alternative dispute resolution, or ADR. This is because the ADR practice was not included in their franchise agreements. It appeared that some franchisors attempted to withdraw from the conflicts even before the issues were being resolved. Hence, a mandatory inclusion of ADR practice should be mandated by the lawmakers in protecting the franchisees’ interests. Khairatun currently works at Universiti Putra Malaysia as a senior lecturer on the Faculty of Food Science and Technology in the Department of Food Service Management.
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Joan Bice Underwood Tearoom to reopen Sept. 11

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The Joan Bice Underwood Tea Room is set to reopen Sept. 11, complete with several brand new upgrades to improve both diner and student experience.