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Category: Hospitality and Tourism Management

Purdue offers the perfect blend of ingredients for HTM chef Dawn Sieber

Friday, April 16th, 2021


Written By: Rebecca Hoffa, rhoffa@purdue.edu Coming from a family of mostly doctors and lawyers, chef Dawn Sieber took off in a new direction as she followed her passion in the culinary arts. From the moment she was first introduced to cooking, she knew she’d found her path. “I loved to cook from the time I […]

Purdue graduate students juggle parenthood during a pandemic

Tuesday, April 13th, 2021


Written by: Tim Brouk Rigorous studies, teaching undergraduate classes, hours and hours of research: The lives of graduate students are strenuous and often spread thin. Then, add changing diapers and lining up daycare during a pandemic. For some Purdue University College of Health and Human Sciences graduate students, the pursuit of PhDs and master’s degrees […]

“Serving people” takes on new meaning for Purdue hospitality graduate

Monday, March 29th, 2021


Written by: Rebecca Hoffa During a year spent navigating the challenges of a global pandemic, Purdue Hospitality and Tourism Management (HTM) alumna Kier Crites, alongside her team at Food Finders Food Bank, put together creative strategies to continue supporting the food bank’s 16-county service area with the resources it needed during difficult times. This included […]

Purdue alumnus finds career in selling and sales management is more than a numbers game

Monday, March 22nd, 2021


Many people think of the pushy door-to-door salesperson stereotype when they hear the word “sales,” but for Benjamin George, a Purdue University College of Health and Human Sciences (HHS) alumnus, a career in sales means helping people.

HHS Faculty Profile: Sandra Sydnor

Tuesday, February 9th, 2021


Updated from a 2018 Purdue Today profile written by Joseph Paul. Sandra Sydnor, an associate professor in the School of Hospitality and Tourism Management (HTM), works every day to achieve mindfulness in her own life and in the lives of her students. Sydnor is researching how travel, such as studying abroad, can help people become […]

Student writing letter

Pandemic Pivot brings Gen Zs and Baby Boomers together in unique way

Friday, December 18th, 2020


Purdue’s College of Health and Human Sciences (HHS) students continued to deliver and receive joy during the fall 2020 semester through a letter writing project conceived at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic by instructor Keith Molter.

Yiran Liu, a 2nd-year PhD student in Hospitality and Tourism Management, works as a TA in the John Purdue Room, a restaurant and teaching lab that was temporarily closed in the spring of 2020 due to the pandemic.

Helping the restaurant industry bounce back

Monday, November 23rd, 2020


“I heard about [COVID-19] starting in January of this year. I realized there was a pandemic, but at that time, I wasn’t thinking much about how it would impact our industry or how it would change my research topic,” said Yiran Liu

From left to right: Holly Schrank, Sandra Sydnor, and Maria Marshall

In Katrina’s Wake

Thursday, October 24th, 2019


While many studies of Hurricane Katrina focused exclusively on the businesses that survived, a group of Purdue researchers studied the ones that failed.

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Study: travel agents have disappeared and that’s a bad thing

Friday, August 30th, 2019


Research shows that humans benefit more from interacting with people than with computers, and that human interaction is extremely important to travel experiences, said Xinran Lehto, professor in the School of Hospitality and Tourism Management

Instagram travel photo of giraffe

Getting the perfect Instagram travel photo is a status symbol for ‘influencers’

Tuesday, May 14th, 2019


This summer, iconic destinations are bracing for a wave of travelers desperate for that perfect Instagram travel photo.

spring 2019 commencement at Purdue University

Top Health and Human Sciences students to be recognized during 2019 commencement

Wednesday, May 8th, 2019


Four students from the College of Health and Human Sciences are among the highest achieving students recognized during Spring 2019 commencement.

Boat on the beach: Americans have 705 million unused vacation days

Skip your staycation and take a real spring break

Tuesday, March 5th, 2019


When people do take time away from the office, it’s often spent at home on a “staycation,” answering emails at work or checking social media, said Xinran Lehto, a professor in the School of Hospitality and Tourism Management

sustainable tourism research at Purdue

Advancing Sustainable Tourism

Tuesday, February 26th, 2019


The research on sustainable tourism coincides with Purdue’s Giant Leaps celebration, acknowledging the university’s global advancements made in sustainability.

Alumni in pro sports

Alumni in Pro Sports

Tuesday, February 26th, 2019


College of Health and Human Sciences has a deep bench of talented alumni working for professional sports teams, both as athletes and as key players behind the scenes.

Sustainable Travel

Hospitality and Tourism Management professor makes case for sustainable travel

Thursday, January 24th, 2019


Vacation hot spots are being overrun by tourists. This is of no surprise to Purdue Professor Jonathon Day, a leading researcher on sustainable travel.

Brad Niemeier, Purdue HTM '12, Founder of Azzip Pizza

Slice of Life

Thursday, January 3rd, 2019


Entrepreneurs put new twists on traditional methods By Marti LaChance, originally published in Life360, Fall 2015 Brad Niemeier would know. In 2014, less than two years after earning his degree in Hospitality and Tourism Management from the College of Health and Human Sciences, he launched his own pizzeria, Azzip Pizza, in his hometown of Evansville, […]

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