Chaplin Faculty Leads Research for National Industry Survey

It all started in the Summer 2012 when Miranda Kitterlin, Ph.D., assistant professor at the Chaplin School, joined Professors Michael Moran and Percival Darby in Tampa, Florida as presenting guests at the National Association of Concessionaires (NAC) annual meeting. In an effort to better understand the industry and its members, NAC partnered with Dr. Kitterlin […]

New Classroom Aims to Revolutionize the Educational Experience

After two years of conceptualization, design, and the complete overhaul of a tired, multi-purpose room inside the Hospitality Management building, the Chaplin School has completed the transformation of a new classroom into one of the most innovative learning spaces of its time. The classroom challenges traditional pedagogical methodology, removing the educator from the front of […]

Chaplin Professor Opens the New York Times Global Roundtables Series at BBC for Fall 2014

On Tuesday, September 9, Nancy Scanlon, Ph.D., associate professor at the Chaplin School moderated the New York Times Global Roundtable on climate change held at Biscayne Bay Campus, the first event of the series for the 2014-2015 academic year. Students who attended had a chance to learn about key factors that have the potential to […]

Carnival Gold Scholar Carries the Torch of Knowledge at Class of 2018 Freshman Convocation

While graduation serves as an exit ceremony for FIU grads, the Freshman Convocation is a University tradition, a formal welcome for freshmen and their families and friends, to the Panther family. This year, Kandys Temes was one of the four students selected to represent the 4,500 incoming freshmen expected to graduate in 2018. The ceremony […]

Hospitality Student Joshua Frost Selected as Summer 2014 World Ahead Graduate

Joshua Frost was recognized by President Mark B. Rosenberg at the Summer 2014 Commencement Ceremony as a Worlds Ahead Graduate. Joshua was nominated by faculty at the Chaplin School as a student who went above and beyond what is expected. Joshua received the Woody Weiser Scholarship in 2013 for his leadership in hospitality management. During […]

Philip Goldfarb Appointed Chair of the Advisory Council at the Chaplin School

Philip Goldfarb, President and Chief Operating Officer at Fontainebleau Miami Beach, has been appointed the esteemed position of chair of the Advisory Council at FIU’s Chaplin School of Hospitality & Tourism Management. Mike Hampton, Ed.D., Dean of the Chaplin School, announced. Dean Hampton is very pleased that Mr. Goldfarb accepted the position and has “every […]

Chaplin Student Lands Job after Using Symplicity for the First Time

[ When Chaplin School junior Diosmary Vega created a Symplicity account to begin her job search in May 2014, she did not know what to expect. She learned about the web-based program from e-mails sent by the career development staff at the Chaplin School and decided to give it a try. She applied for about […]

Chaplin School Professor Wins Best Paper Award at Global Conference in Vietnam

Eunju Suh, Ph.D., hospitality management professor, recently attended the 20th Asia Pacific Tourism Association (APTA) Conference in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, where she presented a study entitled “Predicting Cross-Gaming Propensity Using CHAID Analysis” (Eunju Suh and Matt Alhaery). Using a data set of 14,120 casino customers, this study aimed to predict a player’s propensity […]

Hospitality Students Recognized for Leadership and Community Service at National Conference

An FIU delegation made up of 12 students, including three hospitality management students, scored big at the 2014 FBLA-PBL National Leadership Conference held in Nashville, Tennessee from June 24 – 27. The students, who are all part of FIU’s chapter of Future Business Leaders of America-Phi Beta Lambda (FBLA-PBL), won in several categories against students […]