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Serving a Community in Need

Pei Liu receives USDA-NIFA grant to help Hmong farmers with FSMA training

The 2000 United States Census showed less than 30 Hmong residents throughout the state of Missouri. A decade later, that number was estimated to be more than 1,300 – with southwest Missouri serving as a common location for those residents. Farming was and continues to be a popular occupation among the Hmong community in southwest Missouri, but there are challenges…

Tammy Carmichael Receives CAFNR Above and Beyond Award

In August 2019, the CAFNR Staff Advisory Council presented hospitality management support assistant Tammy Carmichael with the Above and Beyond Award, which recognizes staff who have gone the extra mile in their…

Vanatta Part of Inaugural Advisor Development Program

Christina Vanatta, academic adviser for the hospitality management program, participated in the inaugural UM System Advisor Development Program, an initiative designed to recognize and further develop advising and academic coaching professionals. The program involves advisers who have at least five years of advising experience, and emphasizes personal and professional growth. Learn more about the program by visiting the UM System…

Recipe for Networking

CAFNR students apply what they’ve learned in the classroom 

Keric Crow and Andrew Scheiderer both grew up loving to cook. Scheiderer started cooking at a young age with his grandma and eventually began cooking on his own. Crow’s interest in the culinary arts started in high school when he enrolled in ProStart, a two-year program that teaches culinary techniques and management practices to high school students. The two seniors,…

Research on College Students’ Healthy Food Consumption Nominated for Four Awards

Hospitality management master’s student Yidan Huang and adviser Dr. Pei Liu, assistant professor, were recently recognized for their research. Their work, titled “An Evaluation of College Students’ Healthy Food Consumption Behaviors,” was nominated for four best paper awards by the Asia Pacific Journal of Tourism Research, International Journal of Contemporary Hospitality Management, Journal of Hospitality and Tourism Technology, and Journal…

‘A Must-See Event’

Hospitality Management students attended annual Restaurant, Hotel, Motel show in Chicago  

The 98th National Restaurant Association (NRA) and Hotel-Motel Show was held May 20-23 at McCormick Place in Chicago. The show was the largest ever with 66,000 attendees from around the world gathering to learn about new trends in the restaurant industry, promote their products and services, and make lasting connections. There were various exhibitors including the latest kitchen tools and…

MAVM in Action

Mizzou Association of Venue Managers (MAVM) is active in professional development activities 

The association arranged several professional development activities for our members this fall. In September, members of the MAVM traveled to Kansas City. The first stop was Arrowhead Stadium, home of the Kansas City Chiefs. In addition to a tour, members had the opportunity to talk to the leader of their youth programs, where the Chiefs allow schools to take field…

Summer Learning

Students apply theories to business setting via summer internships

All hospitality management students are required to complete HSP_MGMT 4993, a three-credit internship course, as part of their graduation requirements. Several students shared their experience. Heather Johnson is a senior in the department with an emphasis in conference and event management. This summer, she interned at Capitol Plaza Hotel in Jefferson City, Missouri. The hotel has 22,000 square feet of…

Hospitality Online

Online hospitality management program meets employer demand for educated workers

The demand for educated workers is growing in hospitality. The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that the leisure and hospitality industry provides 15.8 million jobs in the United States. Those jobs are increasingly in management. The number of food service manager jobs in Missouri grew 48 percent between 2013 and 2015, according to data from the Missouri Department of Economic…

Back to Class

Two hospitality grads return to MU as adjunct instructors

Richard Walls’ (’87) and Mike Ebert’s (’87) paths have crossed for the second time inside the walls of Eckles Hall. Both hospitality management graduates and industry professionals, the two have returned to the university for the semester to serve as adjunct instructors. Richard Walls graduated from MU in the spring of 1987 with a degree in marketing from the College…