UNT student heads to retail industry’s top show, thanks to scholarship

A University of North Texas student is going to one of the biggest shows in retail, thanks to a unique scholarship. Emma Restivo, a freshman, received the Rising Star Award to attend the National Retail FederalBig Show and Student Program Jan. 12 - 15.

The award is granted by the Department of Merchandising and Digital Retailing to a student who shows promise in digital retailing...

Students to serve up menu with Blythe Beck

Mon, Oct 17, 2016 - 7:51am

Chef Blythe Beck is no shrinking violet.

The executive chef and co-owner of Pink Magnolia in Oak Cliff in Dallas specializes in Southern food with great big flavor profiles, and the chef will make the trek back to Denton to for the Guest Chef Day at the University of North Texas’ Club at Gateway Center.

Beck, a UNT alumna, will cook with UNT hospitality students for lunch April 5 at UNT’s Gateway Center, 801 North Texas Blvd. Diners will be seated between 11 a.m. and 12:15 p.m.

Hospitality students invite a culinary master to work alongside them on campus each semester, and this spring’s pick is Beck, known...

Students urged to find hospitality trends during Big Data Challenge project

Thu, Dec 10, 2015 - 10:47am

In this age of big data, there’s lots of talk about how all the seemingly unlimited amounts of information we collect and store can be put to use. But actually figuring out how to access and translate that into business intelligence remains one of the most vexing issues for the hospitality industry today.

One of my top goals here at DHISCO Inc. is to advance our and our partners’ ability to analyze the data we have and create next-generation business intelligence solutions.

As part of that effort, we recently partnered with the Innovation Greenhouse at the University of North Texas in Denton, providing...

Hospitality student named finalist for international award

Tue, Nov 17, 2015 - 11:30pm

UNT graduate student Althea Johnson is one of eight finalists for the Hyatt Student Prize, an award that recognizes students across the globe who plan to enter hospitality.

Johnson is enrolled in UNT’s master’s program for international sustainable tourism. She is the only finalist from North America.

The winner is scheduled to be announced Dec. 3 during an award ceremony at the Grand Hyatt Cannes Hotel in France.

Not another dining hall

Fri, Sep 25, 2015 - 3:53pm

by Kimberly Diggs

The grill is sizzling again as the University of North Texas Club at Gateway Center, a student-run restaurant, opens to the public.

The dining facility teeming with college-age students serves gourmet, three-course dining meals, while also heating up students’ skills in the high-end restaurant industry. Open weekdays from Sept. 28 to Nov. 25, Club at Gateway Center is a literal learning lab for students.