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School of Tourism and Hospitality student helps organize dance marathon to support CHOP

By Lora Strum on September 15, 2014

There were 450 people in Mitten Hall—standing. A mélange of current Temple students and alumni were dunking chips in dip—standing. They were enjoying performances from the Temple Marching Band and the In Motion dance team—standing. They were raising over $60,000—standing. That’s HootaThon, where sitting—even for a second—is inconceivable. Temple’s second annual HootaThon event will be […]

STHM welcomes new and returning Master’s students with reception at Loews Philadelphia

By Christopher Vito on August 29, 2014

In only a few months, the tables had turned on Britney Talty. A recent graduate of the Master’s of Science in Sport Business program, Talty had been asked by School of Tourism and Hospitality Management administrators to speak to a room of the School’s first- and second-year Master’s students. No big deal, Talty said, accepting […]

STHM alum Patrick Brogan strikes a chord as Musikfest’s Senior VP of Programming

By Christopher Vito on August 18, 2014

Hard work helped Patrick Brogan strike a chord with his employer. A School of Tourism and Hospitality Management alumnus, Brogan had interned in Summer 2002 for ArtsQuest, a music- and arts-centric non-profit. He pined for a full-time position, so he committed himself to doing just about anything to get his foot in the door. “I […]

STHM alumna Eliza Stasi leaves her mark at Atlantic City Food and Wine Festival

By Christopher Vito on August 5, 2014

With her hands in the planning – and her toes in the sand – Eliza Stasi ensured that the Atlantic City Food and Wine Festival would go off without a hitch. A 2008 graduate of Temple’s School of Tourism and Hospitality Management, Stasi serves as the Regional Entertainment Manager of Caesars Entertainment. And in that […]

STHM professors report first findings in gamified mobile-device apps

By Christopher Vito on August 5, 2014

(STHM) and its Sport Industry and Research Center (SIRC) with a Swiss software developer has rendered the first research returns on its data analyses. STHM Assistant Professor Thilo Kunkel and research co-author, Professor Daniel Funk, STHM’s Director of Research and PhD programs, found a marked interest in gamification apps like ARENOO. Swiss software company Appventures […]

Ph.D student Pauline Milwood receives recognition for her research on Destination Marketing Organizations

By STHM Public Relations on July 29, 2014

A research paper authored by a current PhD student at Temple University’s Fox School of Business has earned international acclaim. Pauline Milwood recently received the Best Paper Award at the second biennial Advances in Destination Management Conference, for her paper titled, “Knowledge, Innovation and the Role of the Destination Management Organization: Integrating Stakeholder and Network […]

Pa. Wine and Spirits Association makes four-year scholarship pledge for STHM students

By Christopher Vito on July 25, 2014

The Pennsylvania Wine and Spirits Association, making its first foray into the financial support of college scholarships, has aligned with Temple University’s School of Tourism and Hospitality Management (STHM). A $16,000 pledge prompted the establishment of the Pennsylvania Wine and Spirits Association Scholarship Fund, which will provide a $4,000 scholarship each year for four years […]

STHM Alumna Jamila Lee recognized for personal perseverance

By Christopher Vito on July 7, 2014

Attaining a college degree was satisfying. Earning recognition for her perseverance was equally fulfilling. Sharing a stage with the First Lady was, well, unexpected. Jamila Lee, a recent graduate of Temple University’s School of Tourism and Hospitality Management, was honored last month at the 2014 District of Columbia College Access Program (D.C. CAP) Annual Graduation […]

US Airways awards $20,000 to STHM for student scholarships

By Christopher Vito on July 7, 2014

With the assistance of US Airways, select students from Temple University’s School of Tourism and Hospitality will soon be walking on air. For the second straight year, US Airways has awarded $20,000 to STHM, which in the coming months will disseminate the scholarship funds among current students who are pursuing careers in the tourism and […]

Skål International Makes Progress Towards STHM Scholarship

By Christopher Vito on July 7, 2014

Skål International’s local chapter, based in Philadelphia, recently completed its third installment on what will be a $25,000 endowment to Temple University’s School of Tourism and Hospitality Management, with the hope of securing further contributions toward its cause. When the financial goal for the endowment is reached, the Skål International Philadelphia Scholarship Fund will be […]

The Sport Industry Research Center enters strategic partnership with Appventures

By STHM Public Relations on April 24, 2014

The School of Tourism and Hospitality Management’s (STHM) Sport Industry and Research Center (SIRC) continues to extend itself in innovation and sport management. SIRC has entered a strategic partnership with Appventures GmbH, a Swiss software developer, to drive fan research, improve fan segmentation and employ social media games to activate fans for leading sports leagues […]

MS in Sport Business program sponsors Sports Industry Networking Conference

By STHM Public Relations on April 16, 2014

The School of Tourism Hospitality Management’s (STHM) Master of Science in Sport Business program sponsored the 2014 Sports Industry Networking and Career Conference (SINC), continuing STHM’s longtime support and involvement with the event. The two-day conference brought together faculty, staff and students who were able to listen to and spark discussion with top executives from […]

The importance of sports analytics, both in the game and off the field

By STHM Public Relations on April 15, 2014

Analytics has rapidly integrated into the sport industry to optimize scheduling, assist with resource allocation, and examine the legal environment within sports organizations. A new report from the Temple University Institute for Business and Information Technology (IBIT), based at the Fox School of Business, examines the history and current state of analytics and Big Data […]

Villanova, St. Joe’s, Temple athletics executives discuss changing landscape of sport

By Christopher Vito on April 15, 2014

Three leading Division I athletics administrators recently visited the School of Tourism and Hospitality Management for an Executive Panel exploring a variety of issues, from the financing of intercollegiate athletics and regulatory compliance to conference realignment and the rise of, and response to, social media. Villanova University Athletic Director Vince Nicastro, entering his 14th year […]

Industry leaders present Navigating the Facility Management Industry panel

By STHM Public Relations on April 3, 2014

Three leading executives from the facility management industry visited the School of Tourism and Hospitality Management for an Executive Panel on Wednesday, April 2, 2014.  The panelists explored a variety of issues ranging from the economic impact of increased tourism to improving the customer service model at their facilities, all with the intent of emphasizing […]

STHM Faculty to receive merit awards

By STHM Public Relations on March 2, 2014

Provost Hai-Lung Dai recently announced that 767 faculty at Temple will receive merit awards. Seven of that faculty comes from the Fox School of Business. These awards recognize all of the meritorious activities of Temple’s faculty in the 2012-13 academic year. During the Fall 2013 semester, faculty were nominated or self-nominated. Departments, colleges and schools, […]

Students hear from Kirk Kinsell of IHG for Executive Luncheon Program

By STHM Public Relations on February 3, 2014

More than two dozen School of Tourism and Hospitality Management students enjoyed an intimate executive luncheon Jan. 9th with Kirk Kinsell, President of the Americas for InterContinental Hotel Group (IHG). Even though the event occurred in the middle of the university’s winter break, students came ready to listen and heard a firsthand account of an extremely […]

Madison Square Garden execs share lessons, laughs at Executive in Residence panel

By STHM Public Relations on December 13, 2013

Ron Skotarczak and Mark Piazza are both Philly guys. Both are sport management executives and both have professional experience with local teams, Skotarczak with the 76ers and Eagles, and Piazza with the Sixers and Flyers. Now they’re in New York City, one of the fiercest of Philadelphia’s sports rivals. “My parents still don’t talk to […]

Hyatt Awards $13,000 to STHM for Professional Development

By STHM Public Relations on June 20, 2013

Hyatt Hotels Corporation has awarded the School of Tourism and Hospitality Management (STHM) $13,000 for professional development use. STHM staff submitted an application to the Hyatt University Fund committee in late May and received notice in July that the proposal had earned $13,000 to be spent on professional development events such as Career Day, held […]