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The College of Health and Human Development announced recipients of its Faculty and Staff Awards for 2015. A reception honoring the awardees will be held Nov. 10 at the Bennett Pierce Living Center in Henderson Building on the University Park campus.

When furry friends are dolled up for a dog fashion show inside the State College Veterans of Foreign Wars post, it will be more than a few hours of canine and family fun. The event will be the culmination of 15 weeks of planning by Penn State School of Hospitality Management students, who planned the zero-budget event to raise awareness and funds for the Animal Aid and Rescue Foundation of Pennsylvania.

Job applicants who are cancer survivors are less likely to receive callbacks from potential employers than those who are not cancer survivors, according to a recent study led by a Penn State researcher.

Penn State School of Hospitality Management students and faculty members recently presented their research to an international audience without leaving Pennsylvania, thanks to the power of technology.

For Bill Kohl, who graduated from Penn State in 1985 with a degree in hotel, restaurant and institutional management, returning to the University to speak to undergraduate students in the School of Hospitality Management is an important opportunity.

The School of Hospitality Management (SHM) is celebrating its 10th annual Alumni in the Classroom event. A record 86 alumni are returning to SHM classrooms for the massive alumni outreach program that provides students with an opportunity to learn first-hand about the careers they are pursuing.

The Penn State School of Hospitality Management (SHM) named Daniel H. Lesser, president and CEO of LW Hospitality Advisors (LWHA), as its fall 2015 Walter J. Conti Visiting Professor.

A visiting scholar from South Africa is collaborating with a Penn State hospitality management researcher to present findings and further develop research on food service and nutrition for school children, consumers’ food decisions and the role of the food service industry related to nutrition and obesity.

The Penn State Center for Hospitality Real Estate Strategy and School of Hospitality Management are the presenting sponsors of the 2015 Bisnow Lodging Investment & Innovation Series (BLIS) presented Monday, Oct. 19 by Bisnow Media at the Renaissance Hotel in Washington, D.C.

Students in a catering course at the Pennsylvania College of Technology will offer cooking demonstrations — and free samples — at the Williamsport Growers Market’s annual customer appreciation day on Sept. 19.