Accomplishments: William F. Harrah College of Hospitality
May 6, 2019
Clarissa Otoo (Hospitality), Zulma Arceo (Public Health), Caroline Farah (Teaching and Learning), Cambria Del Castillo (Theatre), and Camisha Fagan (Sociology and English) successfully completed their involvement in UNLV’s Grad Rebel Advantage Program. All five are undergraduates. The Grad Rebel Advantage Program helps prepares students for graduate school. This program is within the Graduate College.
April 19, 2019
Toni Repetti (Hospitality), Philip Rushe (English), Dale Melgaard (Film), Tyler Maatallah (Urban Studies), and Ashamii Henderson (Psychology) served as panelists at the 2019 Office of Online Education's Lessons Learned Lunch last month. The panelists shared their experiences as online teachers and learners with faculty who will be developing and teaching online courses for the first time in fall 2019. Video highlights of the panel discussion will be available to the UNLV teaching community...
April 19, 2019
Simone Beasley (Hospitality Management), Kajuana Hollis (Psychology), and Kennady Wright (Hospitality Management) hosted a panel discussion to explore the impact of stereotypes on people within the African Diaspora. The panelists were Tatiyana Gilbert (Kinesiology), Aaliyah Galwey (Education), Deshawn Johnson (Sociology), Mary Whitehead (Student Diversity and Social Justice), Micahela Mobley (Housing and Residence Life), and Kevin Wright (Student Diversity and Social Justice).
April 10, 2019
Ray Cho (Hospitality) and Glenn Nowak (Architecture) were recently awarded a mini grant for their proposed cross-disciplinary project, Hospitality Design - Professional Project w/ Professionals' Assessments. The grant was awarded by the office of the vice provost for academic programs.
March 29, 2019
The Harrah College of Hospitality and Lee Business School participated in the 10th anniversary Dean's Cup bowling challenge earlier this month. Winning by only two points, the Hospitality College took home the cup for the third year in a row. More than 100 students, alumni, faculty, and staff participated in the challenge. To commemorate the 10th anniversary, Dean's Cup founders John Peiser, '78 BS Hotel Administration and '07 Master of Hospitality Administration, and Jim Ratigan, '78 BSBA,...
March 7, 2019
The National Society of Minorities in Hospitality student chapter (Hospitality) was named Best Chapter of the Year for the second year in a row at the society's 30th annual conference in Atlanta in February. The student organization provides networking opportunities with industry professionals while also developing leadership skills for its members.
March 7, 2019
Christopher Cain and Sarah Tanford (both Hospitality), along with Lisa Cain, '15 PhD Hospitality Administration, received the Best Paper Award at the Southeast, Central & South American Federation 2019 Conference in early March. Their paper, "Man Versus Machine: Optimal Teaching Techniques," was published in the Journal of Hospitality and Tourism Technology and investigates the most beneficial technique(s) for optimal performance among student-athletes.
March 5, 2019
The College of Hospitality received news that its state-of-the-art academic building, Hospitality Hall, received an Honor Award in the Special Use category at the 2019 NAIOP Southern Nevada Spotlight Awards earlier this month. Members of McCarthy Building Companies and Carpenter Sellers Del Gatto Architects accepted the award on behalf of the college, bringing the total number of Hospitality Hall awards to six.
January 17, 2019
Christopher Cain and Kendall Murphy (both Hospitality) recently were honored by the Southern Nevada chapter of the PGA. Cain received a Lifetime Achievement Award, while Murphy was named Golf Professional of the Year. Cain and Murphy head the PGA golf management program at the Harrah College of Hospitality. The program is one of only 18 in the country.
October 10, 2018
Tony Henthorne (Hospitality) recently published his second book on Cuba, titled Tourism in Cuba: Casinos, Castros, and Challenges. The book presents an in-depth exploration of the history and development of tourism in Cuba, beginning with the earliest days of prohibition in the United States.
October 2, 2018
The Hospitality College's new academic building, Hospitality Hall, recently received its silver LEED certification from the U.S. Green Building Council, which evaluated the facility’s sustainability and environmental impacts in nine categories, such as energy efficiency and air quality.
September 13, 2018
Amanda Belarmino (Hospitality) and her co-author's paper "How E-WOM Motivations Vary by Hotel Review Website" recently was published in the International Journal of Contemporary Hospitality Management. The paper investigated the internal motivation of guests writing on review websites and examined the moderating effect of service experience.