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Allenwood’s Push to Stay Open Pays Off

Running a restaurant while the coronavirus pandemic has changed the world has given Hospitality Management students a lesson in resilience—and valuable experience for entering a hard-hit industry.

Posted on 3/19/2021 1:37:50 PM

Hospitality Students Host “Women in the Industry” Panel Discussion

The IUP student chapter of Meeting Professionals International is hosting a virtual panel discussion on Wednesday, March 31, with event professionals from the Pittsburgh area as they discuss their challenges, success stories, and advice for breaking the glass ceiling in the hospitality industry.

Posted on 3/9/2021 3:00:04 PM

Hospitality Management Program on List of Best Bachelor’s Degrees

IUP’s Department of Hospitality Management is recognized for its excellence in hospitality management education, being ranked number nine of 50 on the list of “2021 Best Bachelor’sDegree in Hospitality Management” in the United States by

Posted on 2/18/2021 8:58:08 AM

Hospitality Management Students Inducted Into Honors Fraternity

Seven Hospitality Management students were inducted into EtaSigma Delta on November 30, 2020. ESD is an internationallyrecognized honors society for students studying hospitality management.

Posted on 12/2/2020 12:08:57 PM

IUP Graduate from Butler Chosen for International Women’s Award

Brittany Scott, a 2011 hospitality management graduate of Indiana University of Pennsylvania originally from Butler, has been selected as a Silver Winner by Women World Awards in its thirteenth annual 2020 Women in Business and the Professions World Awards.

Posted on 11/2/2020 11:49:36 AM

Owner of Holiday Beverages Speaks to Hospitality 404 Brew Pub and Operations Class

John Cuccaro, owner of Holiday Beverages, Inc. in Indiana, came to speak to Hospitality 404 Brew Pub and Operations Class on February 14, 2020.

Posted on 2/19/2020 3:07:05 PM

Just in Time for Valentine’s Day, Allenwood Hosts First Dinner of the Semester

On February 13, 2020, the Allenwood and the Hospitality 413 Restaurant Food Production and Service class held their first dinner of the semester in the dining room on the ground floor of Ackerman Hall.

Posted on 2/17/2020 1:59:46 PM

Alumnus Crocco Speaks to Students About His Catering Company

On February 6, 2020, IUP Department of Hospitality alumnus Corey Crocco came to share his story of how he started his independent catering company, Flair of Country, Catering and Event Planning, to the students in Stephen Shiring’s Hospitality 470 Business Model course.

Posted on 2/12/2020 2:57:19 PM

Senior Hospitality Student Jones Speaks to Previous High School About College

Christian Jones is a senior Hospitality Management student with a minor in communications media who visited his high school, Laurel Highlands, to talk to the current students about college, hospitality, and the growth and changes that surround the transition from high school to college.

Posted on 2/10/2020 2:57:33 PM

Pittsburgh Club Managers Foundation Approves Funding Hospitality Management Student Scholarship

Hospitality Management professor Yasong (Alex) Wang attended the monthly meeting of the Pittsburgh Club Managers January 24. At the meeting, PCMF approved funding for the Hospitality Management Student Scholarship.

Posted on 2/3/2020 1:04:04 PM

Hospitality Management Student Megan Perz Seeks to Blend Health Care and Hospitality Fields

Senior Hospitality Management Student, Megan Perz has been acrucial part of the Department’s Partnership with Indiana Regional MedicalCenter (IRMC) and a leading example of a student dedicated to the ideals ofhospitality.

Posted on 1/31/2020 2:33:45 PM

Shiring Conducts Accreditation Review of Ivy Technical Community College Hospitality Administration Program

Hospitality Management Chair Stephen Shiring and site team conducted a two day inquiry of the Ivy Tech Indianapolis Hospitality Administration Program to verify accreditation compliance.  The report will be sent to the board of ACPHA Commissioners for their consideration of granting accreditation.

Posted on 1/27/2020 3:10:02 PM

Hospitality Students and Professionals Network Over Dinner

Stephen Shiring and Yasong Wang and Hospitality Management students were invited by the Springfield Restaurant Group to dinner for employment and networking opportunities.

Posted on 1/24/2020 11:06:41 AM

Outstanding Senior Marinchek Receives Hospitality Management Student Scholarship

Matthew Marinchek, senior IUP student in the Department of Hospitality Management, received the Hospitality Management Student Scholarship awarded by Pittsburgh Club Managers Foundation on Monday, November 11, 2019.

Posted on 11/15/2019 1:53:10 PM

Sustainability in the Allenwood Student Lab

At the beginning of the fall 2019 semester, the Allenwood introduced biodegradable pasta straws. The Allenwood is also an approved site and official partner of ReCORK, an organization from British Columbia which collects and recycles natural cork into useable products such as sandals, coasters, and exercise blocks.

Posted on 11/15/2019 12:02:34 PM

Hospitality Management Chair and Jeff Tech Discuss Ideas to Springboard Students into the Hospitality Industry

Hospitality Management Chair Stephen Shiring served as a member of the Fall Occupational Advisory Committee for the Culinary Arts Program at Jefferson County-Dubois Area Vocational-Technical School.  At their October meeting, he described how an education at Jeff-Tech followed by an IUP Culinary certificate and an IUP Hospitality Management degree can set students up for success.

Posted on 11/13/2019 12:03:38 PM

Pittsburgh Brewing Company Partners in IUP Homecoming Parade

Pittsburgh Brewing Company, sponsor of the Department of Hospitality Management, partnered for the 2019 IUP Homecoming Parade by featuring their historic horse-drawn wagon.

Posted on 11/8/2019 1:18:02 PM

Second Annual Hospitality Management Career Fair a Success

On Monday October 8, the IUP Department of Hospitality Management hosted its second annual career fair in the Hadley Union Building’s Ohio Room. Over 100 students networked with 20 employers in the hospitality industry that ranged from hotels to restaurants, events, and resorts.

Posted on 11/6/2019 2:48:14 PM

Hospitality Management Department and Alumni Discuss Internship Opportunities in Nashville

Stephen Shiring, EdD, MBA, chairperson, Department of Hospitality Management, visited with Julia Waters and Nickolas Driggs, both IUP December 2017 graduates, in Nashville, Tennessee, over the weekend of October 26, 2019.

Posted on 11/5/2019 8:47:37 AM

Shiring Learns Ins and Outs of Jack Daniels Distillery Process

Stephen Shiring, EdD, MBA, chairperson, Department of Hospitality Management, toured the legendary Jack Daniels Distillery and observed the Jack Daniels 2019 World Championship Invitational Barbeque in Lynchburg, Tennessee, on Saturday, October 26, 2019.

Posted on 11/5/2019 8:47:09 AM

Flavors of the Orient in the Allenwood on Thursday, November 7

Please join us for another fun-filled night featuring one of the world’s favorite cuisines from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. Your evening will include upscale dining in a casual setting—the perfect combination.

Posted on 11/4/2019 2:48:05 PM

Networking and Axe Throwing? IUP Meeting Professionals International attends “Flannel and Axe Throwing Event”

The IUP student branch of Meeting ProfessionalsInternational traveled to Lumberjaxes Axe Throwing in Mt.Lebanon for a networking event with MPI Pittsburgh.

Posted on 10/30/2019 2:10:54 PM

Trick or Treat Dinner in the Allenwood on Halloween

Come dine with us at the Allenwood for fun Halloween treats on Thursday, October 31. The dining room will open at 6:00 p.m. and will close at 7:30 p.m. Your evening will include upscale dining in a casual setting—the perfect combination. Thursday’s theme is PumpkinFlavored Halloween. Guests are welcome to wear a costume!

Posted on 10/28/2019 2:35:02 PM

Alumni Gathers, Red Lobster COO, Visits Department of Hospitality Management

Tom Gathers, chief operating officer at Red Lobster Seafood Company and IUP alumnus, visited Ackerman Hall on Friday, October 4, 2019. The meeting focused on curriculum, industry trends, and the acquisition of resources to aid in the renovation of the Allenwood Lab, the department’s commercial food production kitchen and dining areas.

Posted on 10/21/2019 4:15:30 PM

Barbeque, Beef, and Bourbon Dinner at the Allenwood, October 24

Enjoy an upscale, five-course dining experience featuring barbeque, beef, and bourbon this Thursday in the Allenwood.

Posted on 10/21/2019 10:37:10 AM

Welcome Home Hospitality Management Alumni Dinner

The first annual Department of Hospitality Management “Welcome Home” Alumni Dinner at the Allenwood on October 3 was a huge success. This was the first event and pairing of its kind as alumni, retired faculty, department faculty, college administration, and representatives of the Pittsburgh Brewing Company gathered to commence IUP Homecoming 2019.

Posted on 10/17/2019 12:37:36 PM

Hospitality Management Students Gain Hands-on Experience in Aramark Kitchens

Aramarkis embedding the IUP Hospitality Management curriculum into its operations oncampus, allowing students to receive practical hands-on experience.

Posted on 10/10/2019 2:25:07 PM

New Food Service Learning Opportunity for Hospitality Management Students

The Department of Hospitality Management has partnered with Reinhart Foodservice to deliver an exceptional learning opportunity for IUP students—a user-friendly accessible learning platform within company’s TRACS Direct restaurant management system.

Posted on 10/4/2019 9:19:19 AM

Hospitality Management 2019 Commencement Ceremony

The Department of Hospitality Management’s 2019 commencement was held on Saturday, May 11. The department recognized the graduating senior class and presented the Allen M. Woods Alumni Achievement Award.

Posted on 5/20/2019 3:51:31 PM

IUP’s CMAA Student Club Hosts the Pittsburgh Club Managers Foundation’s Annual Golf Outing

IUP’s CMAA Student Club Hosts thePittsburgh Club Managers Foundation’s Annual Golf Outing May 6, 2019

Posted on 5/9/2019 2:23:48 PM

Hospitality Management Students Encourage Community to Waste Less

On Wednesday, April 24, students from the IUPHospitality Department teamed up with Holiday Beverage of Indiana to bringawareness to “Waste Not Wednesday.”

Posted on 5/7/2019 2:35:29 PM

Hospitality Management Students Develop New Mentor Program

Over the spring 2019 semester, students enrolled in the HOSP 310 Professional Development in the Hospitality Industry course developed a new mentor program for provide freshman, sophomore, and transfer students who are fairly new to the department with a friend and a mentor to help their transition to IUP.

Posted on 5/7/2019 2:30:49 PM

Hospitality Management Students Raise More Than $1,000 for IndiKids

Overthe Spring 2019 semester, students enrolled in HOSP 310 ProfessionalDevelopment in the Hospitality Industry collaborated with IndiKids Daycare administration to plan and execute a spaghetti dinner fundraiser.

Posted on 5/7/2019 2:19:13 PM

Hospitality Management Students Collaborate with IUP Library

Hospitality Management students collaborated with IUP library administration on a class project.

Posted on 5/7/2019 2:14:33 PM

Hospitality Management Students Implementing Hospitality into Healthcare

Hospitality Management Students collaborate with IRMC developing strategies to improve patient experience.

Posted on 5/7/2019 2:08:24 PM

ESD Inducts New Members for Spring 2019

The International Hospitality Management Honor Society, Eta Sigma Delta, inducts new members for spring 2019.

Posted on 4/24/2019 1:39:01 PM

Hospitality Management Student Awards and Scholarship Recipients for 2019

Hospitality Management named the winners of their student awards and scholarships at their annual Recognition Awards Dinner.

Posted on 4/24/2019 1:33:40 PM

Waste Not Wednesday Event

Please join IUP Hospitality Management students at Holiday Beverage on Wednesday, April 24, from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. at their free Brews ’n Bites event to bring awareness toWaste Not Wednesday. This event is to educate individuals on how to implementwaste-less lifestyles at home and in their businesses.

Posted on 4/22/2019 7:50:10 AM

2019 Hospitality Management Industry Recognition Awards

TheDepartment of Hospitality Management’s annual Recognition Awards Dinner was heldon Sunday, April 7, recognizing student achievement, service, academicscholarship, and leadership; and recognizing hospitalityindustry professionals for their dedicated support to thedepartment and students.

Posted on 4/19/2019 1:37:04 PM

Hospitality Management Students Tour David L. Lawrence Convention Center

Student members of Meeting Professional International and Eta Sigma Delta participated in a private tour of the David L. Lawrence Convention Center in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, on April 17, 2019.

Posted on 4/18/2019 9:42:47 AM

Shiring Attends Spring Occupational Advisory Committee for Culinary Arts Program at JEFF TECH

Stephen Shiring, EdD, MBA, chairperson of the Department of Hospitality Management, served as a member of the Spring Occupational Advisory Committee for the Culinary Arts Program at Jefferson County-Dubois Area Vocational-Technical School.

Posted on 4/3/2019 9:39:25 AM

Crowdfunding Campaign to Support Reopening of the Allenwood

The Department of Hospitality Management, in conjunction with IUP annual giving, has begun a crowdfunding campaign to ease the financial burden of reopening of the Allenwood (the IUP student training lab) after a five-year hiatus. Help is needed to support the students’ training program.

Posted on 4/1/2019 10:16:34 AM

Department of Hospitality Management Achieves Seven-Year Reaccreditation Status

IUP’s Department of Hospitality Management has recently achieved full seven-year reaccreditation status by the Accreditation Commission for Programs in Hospitality Administration.

Posted on 4/1/2019 10:14:31 AM

Spring 2019 Hospitality Management Industry Advisory Board Meeting

The Department of Hospitality Management’s Industry Advisory Board met on March 22 in Ackerman Hall.

Posted on 3/28/2019 3:13:27 PM

INDI Kids Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser

Students enrolled in the Professional Development in the Hospitality Industry class are partnering with the Early Care and Education Center of INDI Kids to host a spaghetti dinner fundraiser on Tuesday, March 26, at the Allenwood as a community engagement project.

Posted on 3/19/2019 10:32:43 AM

Hospitality Management Students Attend CMAA World Conference

On February 23–28, 2019, four studentsfrom out Department of Hospitality Management were given the opportunity toattend the Club Managers Association of America World Conference inNashville, Tennessee.

Posted on 3/11/2019 2:46:54 PM

Come Dine With Us At the Allenwood

It’s been a few years since the Allenwood has been open for dining on campus, but it’s back and better than ever with a fabulous steakhouse-themed menu. The Allenwood is open during the spring 2019 semester for lunch on Wednesdays and Fridays. Reservations are not required but are encouraged.

Posted on 2/27/2019 3:32:43 PM

CMAA Students Awarded Matching Funds Check

On February 7, 2019, the Department of Hospitality Management’s student chapter of the Club Managers Association of America was presented a check matching funds raised by the student chapter in 2018.

Posted on 2/25/2019 12:19:24 PM

New Members Inducted to Eta Sigma Delta, Hospitality Management Honor Society

On December 4, 2018 the Department of Hospitality Management inducted seven new members into Eta Sigma Delta, the international hospitality management honors society.

Posted on 12/5/2018 2:43:09 PM

Hospitality Management Student Awarded Two Scholarships by Club Managers Association of America

George Thomas, president of the Pittsburgh Club Managers Foundation, awarded to Matthew Marinchek, a sophomore in the Department of Hospitality Management at IUP, both the prestigious PCMF Internship Scholarship and the distinguished IUP Hospitality Management Student Scholarship.

Posted on 12/4/2018 1:42:23 PM

Department of Hospitality Career Fair

On Monday, November 12, 2018, the Department of Hospitality Management hosted its Fall Job and Internship Career Fair, in conjunction with the IUP Career and Development Center, in the HUB Ohio Room for students in the major.

Posted on 11/13/2018 10:02:31 AM

Hospitality Management Department Clothing Sale

Eta Sigma Delta, the hospitality honors fraternity, isselling department pineapple graphic shirts. The clothing sale will be open now untilNovember 16.

Posted on 10/31/2018 12:48:31 PM

On-Campus Job Opportunities with Aramark

Aramark is now hiring students in locations at the HUB, Crimson Cafe, Subway, Java City, the PODs, Crimson Catering/KCAC, Folger Dining Hall, and North Dining Hall. Interested students can pick up an application in the Hospitality Management Department.

Posted on 10/23/2018 3:16:57 PM

Hospitality Management Alumna Returns to IUP to Recruit and Inspire

Alexandra Brooks ’16, a front-office manager at the Ritz Carlton, in Avon, Colorado, spoke with students in Nicole Buse’s Human Resources in the Hospitality Industry courses and Yasong Wang’s Hospitality Cost Management courses on September 25, 2018.

Posted on 9/26/2018 9:13:49 AM

Add a Minor in Hospitality Management to Your Fall Schedule

The Department of Hospitality Management now offers four minors for any student, regardless of his or her major. Students can choose from a minor in hospitality management, hotel and lodging management, restaurant and food service management, or special event/tourism management.

Posted on 3/27/2018 5:39:19 PM

Hospitality Management Wine Students Visit Christian Klay Winery

Hospitality Management students in the Wine and Wine Services class visited and toured the Christian W. Klay Winery in Chalk Hill, Pennsylvania.

Posted on 10/26/2017 10:08:15 AM

Hospitality Management Student Chapter of Club Managers Association of America Attend Regional Conference

The student chapter of Club Managers Association of America from the Department of Hospitality Management attended and volunteered for the Great Lakes Regional Conference, held at the Duquesne Club in Downtown Pittsburgh on Sunday October 8, 2017.

Posted on 10/12/2017 4:27:21 PM

Hospitality Management Welcomes Its Newest Member

The Department of Hospitality Management welcomes Jeffrey Santicola as its newest faculty member. After serving three years on the faculty in IUP’s Culinary Arts program, Santicola is most excited to return to his teaching roots at IUP, where he will serve as the department’s food and beverage instructor.

Posted on 9/25/2017 2:18:44 PM

Hospitality Management Club Visits and Tours Oakmont Country Club

The students of the CMAA Club in Hospitality Management visited the Oakmont Country Club on April 3, 2017.

Posted on 4/10/2017 12:18:51 PM

Professor Showcases IUP Hospitality Management Programs at PA DECA Conference

Professor Stephan Shiring will represent the Hospitality Management Department at the 66th Annual Pennsylvania DECA Career Development Conference at Hershey Lodge, Hershey, PA, February 22-24, 2017.

Posted on 2/15/2017 9:28:10 AM

Hospitality Management Faculty to Present at International Conference

Dr. Stephen Shiring Sr. and Dr. Yasong Wang submitted their paper titled “Cultural Representation Theory in Constructing Representations for U.S.A. in Chinese and U.S. Guidebooks” to the 22nd Asia Pacific Tourism Association Annual Conference to be held in Beijing, China June 1–4, 2016.

Posted on 4/11/2016 3:06:53 PM

Hospitality Management Instructor Presents Research at Regional I-CHRIE Conference

Ms. Buse presented research that is part of a pilot study titled “Managing Emotional Intelligence in the Hospitality Industry: The Use of Vignettes in Hospitality Management Curriculum.”

Posted on 4/11/2016 2:54:05 PM

Hospitality Management International Day

All are welcome to the Hospitality Management International Day being held in the Allenwood Restaurant on Tuesday, November 10th at 5:00 p.m.

Posted on 11/9/2015 11:51:49 AM

Get to know IUP's International Hospitality Management Students

Get to know IUP's international Hospitality Management students.

Posted on 11/6/2015 10:18:20 AM

Mexico Coffee Tour Informational Meeting

Join us for an information session about a one-week class traveling to coffee farms in Mexico this January.

Posted on 11/6/2015 10:16:44 AM

Origins of Coffee and the Workers Winter Course Now Available

Origins of Coffee and the Workers is an available three-credit winter elective.

Posted on 10/29/2015 11:55:10 AM

Wang Receives Conference Best Paper Award

Professor Yasong (Alex) Wang, associate professor at Department of Hospitality Management, received the Conference Best Paper Award at the 2015 annual conference of the International Council on Hotel, Restaurant, and Institutional Education.

Posted on 8/10/2015 9:04:36 PM

Hospitality Management Faculty Present Research at Annual Conference

Hospitality Management faculty members Yasong Wang, Lisa Dupnock Andrus, and Nicole Buse presented research at the International Councilon Hotel, Restaurant, and Institutional Education Annual Conference held inOrlando, Florida, July 29-31, 2015.

Posted on 8/10/2015 9:00:28 PM

IUP Meeting Professionals International Group Hosting Special Event Institute

The IUP student chapter ofMeeting Professionals International will host a “Special Event Institute”on April 25, 2015, from 10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in Ackerman Hall for any studentsinterested in special events.

Posted on 4/22/2015 4:11:39 PM

2015 Department of Hospitality Management Cookbook Now on Sale

The 2015IUP Department of Hospitality Management cookbook is now on sale, featuring fun, simple, and delicious recipes for all skill levels.

Posted on 3/18/2015 3:17:49 PM

Hospitality Management and Culinary Faculty Explore Minktoberfest and the Great American Outdoor Show

Updates about faculty member's participation in area events

Posted on 3/18/2015 3:01:59 PM

Student Lenhart Receives AT&T Communications Scholarship

Congratulations to Brianne Lenhart for being selected to receive the AT&T Communications Scholarship.

Posted on 1/23/2015 2:42:33 PM

Congratulations to New Inductees of Eta Sigma Delta

On December 4, 2014, ten students were inducted into the IUP chapter of Eta Sigma Delta.

Posted on 12/16/2014 9:16:03 AM

Student Guyer Receives Club Management Intern Scholarship

Congratulations to Megan Guyer, a senior in the Hospitality Management Department, for receiving the Club Management Intern Scholarship from the Philadelphia Club Foundation.

Posted on 12/16/2014 8:49:37 AM

Dupnock, Piper, and Buse Win Best Paper in Session

Lisa Dupnock and Nicole Buse, Hospitality Management, presented their research paper (cowritten by David Piper) “What is Your Organization Looking For in New Hires? Results Driven, Maximum Effort, or Desires of Work Life Balance” at the Applied Business and Entrepreneurship Association International conference in November 2014.

Posted on 12/16/2014 8:36:17 AM

Hospitality Students Volunteer for Annual Downtown Indiana Fundraiser

Students volunteers from Lisa Dupnock’s BeverageManagement class helped Downtown Indiana with its 2014 Oktoberfest fundraisingevent, which raises thousands ofdollars to improve Downtown Indiana.

Posted on 10/9/2014 4:45:20 PM

Fundraiser Hosted by Hospitality Management Honors Fraternity

Eta Sigma Delta is offering a Yankee Candle fundraiser through December 31, 2014.

Posted on 10/7/2014 1:43:36 PM

Club Managers Association of America Hosts Fun Pasta Fundraiser

There are many different pasta products available that are perfect for the holidays. All funds raised will go directly to CMAA and will help the members partake in field trips to country clubs in the Pittsburgh area to make important connections and network with potential future employers.

Posted on 9/30/2014 5:52:07 PM

Shiring Publishes “Professional Catering”

Stephen Shiring, Hospitality Management, has a new textbook, Professional Catering, 1st edition, that will be published by Delmar Cengage Learning in January 2013.

Posted on 12/20/2012 12:17:06 PM

History of IUP Department of Hospitality Management Published

Hospitality Management recently published a history of the department, now available on the department website.

Posted on 11/18/2008 3:22:32 PM

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