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Open Innovation Research Center Attracts High-profile Visitors

Posted 07.30.2014

Open Innovation Research Center Attracts High-profile Visitors

 The new Open Innovation Research Center at Southwest Minnesota State University welcomed some high-profile guests on July 29.


UniPro Foodservice President and CEO Roger Toomey, Food Network star Nancy Fuller and east coast caterer Christopher Robbins visited the center and learned about the Culinololgy program’s new research and development efforts.


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First String Festival Under Way

Posted 07.30.2014

First String Festival Under Way

 The first Southwest Minnesota State University String Festival will culminate with an 11 a.m. recital on Saturday, Aug. 2 in the Fine Arts Building on campus.


The festival began on July 29 with check-in and an information session for the dozen participants, ages 11-18.


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SMSU Students Interning in China

Posted 07.15.2014

SMSU Students Interning in China

Two Southwest Minnesota State University students are learning about the hospitality industry, and Chinese culture, this summer.

Alycia Hohenstein, a senior Hospitality Management major from Dassel, Minn., and Samantha Kraling, a junior Culinology major from Stewartville, Minn., are interning at the Hilton Hangzhou Qiandao Lake Resort, located in the village of Qiandao Lake, about four-and-a-half hours southwest of Shanghai.

Dr. Michael Cheng, Professor of Culinology and Hospitality Management, facilitated their internships.

Hohenstein works in the front office and does “the small jobs that take time but need to be done.” She has also been doing “a lot of online training to learn the property management system at the hotel.”

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