News and Events
For a full listing of upcoming events in the School of Hospitality Management
Read more about the School of Hospitality Management in our SHM Update.
Department News from Penn State News
Penn State's College of Health and Human Development Alumni Society presented eight students with the Alumni Recognition for Student Excellence Award during an awards luncheon Friday, April 24.
Penn State's College of Health and Human Development Alumni Society has recognized several faculty members, staff members and students for their accomplishments.
A new sports recovery drink developed by a Penn State researcher, produced by the Penn State Berkey Creamery and tested by Penn State football players is now available. Dr. Pete’s Recovery Drink, a chocolate milk infused with an innovative research-based protein formula, is now available for sale at Café Laura in Mateer Building and in the near future at Berkey Creamery.
For the first time, students in the Penn State School of Hospitality Management traveled to Macau, China, where they were immersed in the Asian casino and gaming industry.
This is not a training exercise; it is the real world. Real customers, real food and real experiences. Hospitality management students enrolled in Advanced Food Production and Management are running a restaurant -- creating a fine dining experience through carefully orchestrated dinners open to the public.
Students from the College of Health and Human Development are among the winners at the annual Graduate Exhibition.
While studies have recognized the need for schools to outsource food services, there is little research on how school officials can determine whether or not to outsource their food service operations, particularly by understanding the costs and benefits of this decision. Additionally, there is a major market opportunity for food service companies to manage operations at schools.
Through the Penn State School of Hospitality Management, 18 students are studying full-time for the spring semester in the International School of Hospitality at Florence University of the Arts.
The Penn State School of Hospitality Management welcomed two national leaders in the hospitality industry as spring 2015 Walter J. Conti Visiting Professors. Katherine Lugar, president and CEO of the American Hotel and Lodging Association, and Dawn Sweeney, president and CEO of the National Restaurant Association, visited the school in February to interact with students and faculty members.
The demand for college and university lodging is more stable than the typical lodging demand, and markets dominated by a college are more stable in terms of not only occupancy rates, but also average room rates, according to Penn State researchers.