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hospitality Accomplishments

Mar 16, 2018
Cass Shum, Anthony Gatling, and Stowe Shoemaker (all Hospitality) are the authors of "A Model of Hospitality Leadership Competency for Frontline and Director-level Managers: Which Competencies Matter More?" The article, which was published in the International Journal of Hospitality Management, summarizes the competencies needed in hospitality leaders and managers in the 2020s and examines the different requirements for frontline and director-level managers.

Feb 27, 2018
The National Society of Minorities in Hospitality student chapter (Hospitality) was named Best Chapter of the Year at the society's annual conference earlier this month in Chicago. This year, the student organization raised enough funds to send 35 representatives to the conference.

Feb 13, 2018
Kim Nyoni, Carrie Ahlborn, Russel Kost (all Foundation), Chad Warren (Alumni), Alexandra Liebman, and Angela Ramsey (both Hospitality) have been invited to make presentations at the 2018 Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) western region’s premier conference in San Francisco in March.  Kim Nyoni (Foundation) will lead a session called, “Building a Productive Career in University Advancement” in the leadership and talent development track. Chad Warren (Alumni) will lead a session called, “More Than Just Friends: Marrying Annual Giving and Alumni Engagement for a Lifelong Relationship” in the alumni relations track. Carrie Ahlborn and Russel Kost (both Foundation) will lead a session called "'Plannual' Giving Revisited” in the philanthropy track. Alexandra Liebman and Angela Ramsey (both Hospitality) have been asked to lead a session called “Building the Future: The Campaign for Hospitality Hall” in the campaigns track. All six of these presenters are part of the Division of Philanthropy and Alumni Engagement.

Feb 6, 2018
Innovation (Research & Economic Development), the university's research magazine, recently received a Bronze Award of Excellence from District VII of the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE). CASE Awards of Excellence showcase best practices in alumni relations, fundraising, public/government relations, advancement services, special events, and outstanding communications from districts across North America. The team members who produced the award-winning 2017 issue of Innovation are editor-in-chief Raegen Pietrucha; consulting editor Cate Weeks; art director S. A. Lien; photographers Josh Hawkins, R. Marsh Starks, and Aaron Mayes; editorial interns Alexandra Karosas and Rachel Glaze; contributing writers Tony Allen, Marian Alper, Afsha Bawany, Shane Bevell, Vaneh Darakjian, Kevin Dunegan, Caroline Funk, Sara Gorgon, Matt Keleman, Sean Kennedy, Kelly McDonough, Kristen Peterson, Angela Ramsey, Jason Scavone, Chelsea Sendgraff, Stan Smith, and Pashtana Usufzy; and proofreaders Liam Frink, David Hatchett, Zach Miles, Lori Olafson, Robin Toles, and Jill Zimbelman. CASE District VII annually recognizes award winners online and at the annual District VII conference, which will take place in San Francisco in March. UNLV award winners are listed online.

Sep 19, 2017
Bo Bernhard (International Gaming Institute), Brett Abarbanel (International Gaming Institute), and Jennifer Roberts (International Center for Gaming Regulation) recently presented their research to Japanese leadership at the U.S.-Japan Business Council in Tokyo on the potential social and economic contributions of integrated resorts to Japan. Bernhard gave “The Economic Contribution of Integrated Resorts” keynote, Abarbanel gave “The Promotion of Responsible Gaming” keynote, and Roberts gave the “Meeting the Challenge of Anti-Social Forces” keynote.

Mar 1, 2017
Cass Shum, Anthony Gatling, Laura Book, and Billy Bai (all Hotel) are the authors of "The Moderating Roles of Follower Conscientiousness and Agreeableness on the Relationship Between Peer Transparency and Follower Transparency," which explains how peer relational transparency impacts the focal employee's relational transparency through a self- and social- regulation process. The article was published in the Journal of Business Ethics.

Feb 17, 2017
Billy Bai, James Busser, and Lenna Shulga (all Hotel) recently received the Best Paper Award by the West Federation Council on Hotel, Restaurant and Institutional Education (CHRIE) for their article on the willingness to participate in consumer-generated advertisement and its effect on loyalty. The group was honored at the 2017 West Federation CHRIE Regional Conference in February.

Feb 13, 2017
Jungsun "Sunny" Kim (Hotel) recently published an article on the impact of corporate social responsibility on a gaming company's image and customers' revisit intentions in the February issue of the International Journal of Hospitality Management.

Feb 10, 2017
Anthony Gatling, Cass Shum, Laura Book, and Billy Bai (all Hotel) are the authors of "The Influence of Hospitality Leaders’ Relational Transparency on Followers’ Trust and Deviance Behaviors: Mediating Role of Behavioral Integrity," which explains the effects of hospitality leaders' behavioral integrity. The article will appear in the April edition of the International Journal of Hospitality Management.  

Jan 26, 2017
James Busser (Hotel) was honored with the 2017 Founder's Award at the 22nd annual Graduate Education and Graduate Student Research Conference in Hospitality and Tourism in Houston in January. The Founder's Award recognizes one world-class scholar in the field of hospitality and tourism for his or her significant contributions in research, scholarship, and development of graduate programs/students.