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2016 HRA Wine Event Auction Items

Live Auction Items: Weekend stay in Napa Valley at Old Bridge Cellars’ cottage [The Box] and at least four tastings including Volker Eisele Family Estate and  Materra Cunat Family Vineyards. In the middle of the beautiful Napa Valley wine growing region is …

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Recruiters’ Fair Recap

The HRA department hosted 29 companies at the Fall 2015 Recruiters’ Fair held October 14th and 15th. Day one began with company presentations and then ended with a career fair in the Plaster Student Union. Over 250 hospitality students attended …

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HRA Students Honored

This fall, over $34,000 in HRA departmental and hospitality association scholarships were awarded to HRA students this academic year. These students were recognized at the annual Hospitality and Restaurant Administration Reception in September. Ten students were also initiated in the Eta Sigma Delta, …

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Make Plans to Attend HRA’s Annual Wine Tasting

Join us on Sunday, February 28th from 3:00pm-5:00pm for the HRA Board of Advisors’ annual wine tasting and silent auction event at Springfield’s Doubletree Hotel. All proceeds support HRA student scholarships! Wines from around the world will be available to …

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HRA Casino Night Welcomes Students Back to Campus

The HRA 330: Banquet Operations Class teamed with Hospitality Leaders of Tomorrow (HLOT) to host our annual Casino Night for over 70 current and prospective HRA majors. Students played casino-like games, enjoyed refreshments and music, and also had the opportunity …

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HRA 2015-2016 Student Ambassadors Selected

Seven HRA students were selected to represent the department as HRA Student Ambassadors for the upcoming academic year.  Returning student ambassadors include Taylor Fritz and Kara Edwards. Those new to the team include Brandan Bates, Tyler Adams, Lauren McGrath, Wade Hagebusch …

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Lodging Curriculum Adapts to Meet Industry Needs

The hospitality industry is fast-paced and constantly changing. As hospitality educators, we continually work to ensure the curriculum we deliver is relevant to industry needs. This semester the HRA department worked to make enhancements within the lodging curriculum. In the …

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Hospitality Faculty Earn Certified Hospitality Educator Distinction

Recently, six full-time faculty members from the Hospitality and Restaurant Administration Department at Missouri State University earned the Certified Hospitality Educator (CHE) distinction awarded by the Educational Institute of the American Hotel and Lodging Association. This rigorous program is designed …

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