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  • September 15, 2016

    Roberts and Malek elected to international association for hospitality educators

    Two hospitality management faculty were nominated and elected to the International Council on Hotel, Restaurant and Institutional Education's Central Federation board at the council's 2016 annual conference. Kevin Roberts, associate professor and interim department head of hospitality management, was elected the director of education and Kristin Malek, assistant professor of hospitality management, was elected director […]

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  • September 13, 2016

    Malek named trailblazer in the meetings industry

    Kristin Malek, assistant professor in the hospitality management department, was named one of 2016's top 20 industry agents of change by Meetings Today. This nod celebrates her as the only trendsetter in an actual academic unit at a major university and notes her role as a preeminent educator in the meetings industry. Malek's experience as […]

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  • September 12, 2016

    Owner of Chick-fil-A speaks at first lecture in the Entrepreneurship Lecture Series today

    David Hamel, owner and operator of the Manhattan Chick-fil-A, will present the first of three lectures as part of the fall 2016 Entrepreneurship Lecture Series at 4:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 12, in 109 Justin Hall. Hamel, a K-State alumni and a former wildcat football player, will speak about his journey to Chick-fil-A and how he moved through […]

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  • August 8, 2016

    Hospitality Management faculty present research at national conferences in Texas

    Faculty in the hospitality management department in the College of Human Ecology presented papers and poster sessions at two national conferences in July. At the July 2016 International Council of Hotel, Restaurant, and Institutional Educators Conference in Grapevine, Texas, faculty and student presented three posters and served on a panel: • Bongsug Chae, professor of management; Junehee Kwon, associate professor […]

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  • August 1, 2016

    Center of Excellence for Food Safety Research in Child Nutrition Programs faculty and staff present at national conferences

    Research team members and affiliated faculty with the K-State's Center of Excellence for Food Safety Research in Child Nutrition Programs in the College of Human Ecologypresented papers and poster sessions at two national conferences in July. The following researchers presented at the July 2016 School Nutrition Association's national conference in San Antonio, Texas: • Kevin Sauer, associate professor […]

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  • July 25, 2016

    Hospitality management professor of practice joins K-State Olathe

    By Greg Tammen OLATHE — Jim Storey is joining Kansas State University Olathe as a professor of practice in hospitality management, effective July 18. In the position, Storey will instruct hospitality management courses as well as coordinate resources and expertise between Kansas State University's hospitality management department, K-State Olathe and Johnson County Community College. He will […]

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  • July 13, 2016

    Farris joins hospitality management department as student services coordinator

    Kelli Farris has joined the Department of Hospitality Management as the student services coordinator. She will serve as the primary academic advisor for undergraduates in the hospitality management program. Additionally, Farris will be teaching HM 011: Orientation to Hospitality Management, and coordinating the Hospitality Management Ambassador activities and white tent events. Farris earned her bachelor’s degree in […]

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  • June 22, 2016

    Roberts named interim hospitality management department head

    Kevin Roberts, associate professor, director of the undergraduate program in hospitality management, and director of the Center for Excellence for Food Safety Research in Childhood Nutrition Programs, has been named interim head of the department of hospitality management. John Buckwalter, dean of the College of Human Ecology, announced Roberts' appointment on June 21. "Dr. Roberts will bring expertise and […]

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  • May 20, 2016


    Double winnings: Hospitality Management assistant professor wins Best Paper at two conferences across the country

    April 22 was a serendipitous date for Kristin Malek, assistant professor in hospitality management in the College of Human Ecology. On this Friday, Malek was notified that two of her co-authored papers had won Best Paper, one at a conference in Olathe, Kansas, and the other at a conference in Las Vegas, Nevada. The Korea […]

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  • May 11, 2016

    Human Ecology recognizes 21 outstanding seniors at celebration Friday, May 13

    The College of Human Ecology is proud to honor our student commencement speaker and 21 graduating seniors this Friday, May 13, at an awards ceremony in the Kansas State Student Union. Dean John Buckwalter, Assistant Dean Shawna Jordan and Assistant Dean Karen Pence will recognize the outstanding seniors, bestow honor cords and honor program completion […]

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