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Hospitality curriculum expands with senior living certificate program

By Sue McMurray, Carson College of Business

Carson College logoPULLMAN – To meet the needs of the rapidly expanding senior living industry, Washington State University has added an online senior living certificate program to its hospitality business management curriculum. » More …

March 24: Hospitality business school celebrates 85 years

By Sue McMurray, Carson College of Business

PULLMAN, Wash. – The School of Hospitality Business Management (SHBM) at Washington State University will celebrate its 85th anniversary at 5:30 p.m. Friday, March 24, in the CUB senior ballroom. The public is invited. » More …

March 24: Hospitality leaders to give annual business talk

By Sue McMurray, Carson College of Business

PULLMAN, Wash. – A panel of nine hotel and hospitality industry professionals will share expertise during the annual, public Burtenshaw Distinguished Lecture Series at 2-3:30 p.m. Friday, March 24, in the CUB auditorium at Washington State University. » More …

April 20: Hospitality industry leaders to give annual lecture

By Sue McMurray, Carson College of Business

Furano,-left,-and-ZislisPULLMAN, Wash. – Dave Furano and Michael Zislis, cofounders of Rock & Brews restaurants, will present “Serving Those Who Rock” during the annual Burtenshaw Distinguished Lecture Series at 11 a.m. Wednesday, April 20, in the CUB auditorium at Washington State University. The public is invited. » More …

April 23: Hospitality industry leader to give business talk

By Sue McMurray, College of Business

Rick-Ellingson-80PULLMAN, Wash. – “Serving those who serve others” is the mission of Bargreen Ellingson’s vice president and owner Rick Ellingson (’75 marketing) who will present “Sneezing Nickels, Costing Dimes,” during the annual Burtenshaw Lecture at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 23, in the CUB auditorium at Washington State University. The public is invited. » More …

WSU Wine Business Management Program to Graduate First Students

PULLMAN, Wash. – The first wine business management graduating class at Washington State University is small but full of promise. All three of the May 7, 2011 graduates were offered jobs in the Washington wine industry, and two have accepted.

 

Begun in fall 2009 after years of planning, the program is “resource neutral,” said Dennis Reynolds, wine business management director in the School of Hospitality Business Management. It drew from classes already offered so there was no extra cost to the university, he said.

 

With the only school of hospitality business management to offer a wine business management major, WSU is receiving calls … » More …

Hospitality announcesnew interim director

PULLMAN – The WSU College of Business has announced that Darrel Muehling will head the School of Hospitality Business Management as interim director following the retirement of Terry Umbreit, who has lead the department for 24 years. The new leadership change will take effect in June.

Muehling, who has been with the CB since 1985 and has served as chair of the Department of Marketing since 1997, will work with the college administrators to ensure that the leadership transition is smooth and seamless for students and faculty. His experience as a leader within the college will help provide continuity while the hospitality school initiates the … » More …

New scholarship for women in HBM

PULLMAN – The Seattle Chapter of Les Dames d’Escoffier International (LDEI) has created an endowed scholarship in honor of Gretchen Mathers in the WSU School of Hospitality Business Management. The scholarship fund will recognize merit and potential of women pursuing a degree in hospitality, although financial need can be considered.

As a leadership, not-for-profit 501(c)3, society of women of achievement in the fields of food, beverage and hospitality, LDEI and its Seattle Chapter contribute to their communities through education, scholarships, and mentoring. The Seattle chapter was founded in 1989 and consists of 53 members, including chefs, winemakers, cookbook authors, caterers, restaurateurs, chocolatiers, food photographers, and … » More …

Spring debut on the menu for new University Club

Collaboration with colleagues will be a kick in the palate come spring 2006, when the WSU University Club opens. A relaxing lunch of pan-seared sea scallops and mixed greens tossed in sesame-hoisin vinaigrette is sure to get those collegial juices flowing.A survey of faculty and staff last year revealed the desire for a university club, said Gene Fritz, culinary educator for the School of Hospitality Business Management.“The club will provide a place for intellectual, educational and social collaboration,” said Mary Doyle, vice provost for administration.It also will provide another place to eat at a time when the CUB is closing for two years of renovation, … » More …