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Walking the red carpet

The biggest stars in country music gathered in Nashville Nov. 8 for the 51st CMA Awards, and University of South Carolina students had an opportunity to be part of the star-studded event.

UofSC alumna launches line of stadium-friendly styles

The words regulation and stadium-approved don’t exactly scream inspiration and style, but Jennifer Ugland’s love for football and fashion helped her flip the script and serve a need for female fans.

It’s about to get personal—The future of retail technology: health data, hyper-personalized purchasing

Imagine going shopping and having your phone or fitness tracker make product recommendations for you based on your breath or the current physical state of your body. It is not science fiction. It’s the future of retailing and health care digitization according to researchers at University of South Carolina’s College of Hospitality, Retail and Sport Management.

SPTE around the world

The month of November has been a busy one for the Sport and Entertainment Management Department, beginning with faculty, staff and students scattering across the globe to present research at three major conferences.

Alison Lindsey wins SC Tourism Student Award

University of South Carolina Student Alison Lindsey has been recognized by the South Carolina Travel and Tourism Coalition for her exemplary academic achievement related to hospitality and tourism in South Carolina. Nominated by her faculty, Lindsey was one of nine college students from across the state to receive a 2017 Tourism Student Award at a ceremony at the Lace House in Columbia on October 30, 2017.

A Conversation with Ron Shapiro

Known as one of the most powerful people in sports and one of baseball’s most respected agent-attorneys, Ron Shapiro presented at University of South Carolina on November 1, 2017. The free event was part of the Thomas H. Regan Executive Sport Seminar presented by UofSC’s Department of Sport and Entertainment Management and sponsored by NASCAR. Shapiro spoke to the packed auditorium about the state of the industry today and shared stories from his 40+ years in the industry.

HRSM Awards 2017 Distinguished Alumni and Friends

As Columbia filled with Gamecock alumni returning for Homecoming weekend, the College of Hospitality, Retail and Sport Management recognized the winners of the HRSM 2017 Distinguished Alumni and Friends Awards.

Remembering Charlie Boswell

The College of Hospitality, Retail and Sport Management family mourns the passing of Charles Boswell. Charles, known as Charlie to his many friends, passed away Sept. 12 at the age of 71. He earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees in business administration from the University of South Carolina. After beginning his career as a hotel manager, he returned to his alma mater to teach and went on to become assistant chairman of UofSC’s School of Hotel, Restaurant and Tourism Management, where he served as an instructor and student advisor for 25 years before retiring.

Gamecocks in the Galapagos

The Galapagos Islands have stirred the imagination of the Western world since they were discovered quite by accident in 1535. Herman Melville wrote about them. Charles Darwin visited to study the wide variety of animals found only there. Now, University of South Carolina students can visit and learn some of the many lessons the land has to offer, thanks to a Maymester study abroad program which includes four cross-disciplinary courses.

Grady Wins UofSC Outstanding Advocate for First-Year Students Award

John Grady rarely has first-year students in the classes he teaches at the University of South Carolina. However, he has built a legacy of first-year impressions by going out of his way to be involved with those who are new to the Gamecock community.

Fashion Forward

As part of the career enrichment program, two Gamecocks were able to rub shoulders with some of the biggest names in the fashion business on the once in a lifetime trip to New York City with VIP access to the country’s premier fashion event.

Dean's quarterly update September 2017

With the start of the new school year, the energy on campus has been inspiring and enthusiastic as University of South Carolina welcomed its largest freshman class ever. The College of Hospitality, Retail and Sport Management played a big part in the record breaking with more than 700 new students — adding up to our largest total class size to date of more than 2,300 students.

HRSM new hires, promotions and retirements

HRSM welcomes new faculty and staff hires; congratulates College promotions

4th Annual International Hospitality and Tourism Academy

The International Hospitality and Tourism Academy is an experiential learning program for international students hosted by USC's College of Hospitality, Retail and Sport Management (HRSM). Now in its fourth year, the program attracted students from as far away as China and Colombia, who earned certificates by completing courses in event management and planning, revenue and resort management and hospitality leadership.

What to buy: Mapping the multisensory consumer experience

Whether shopping online or in a store, what a consumer sees, hears, smells and feels all combines to play a complex role in their purchasing decisions. A University of South Carolina retailing professor is working to map out this decision making process and advance continued innovation in the rapidly evolving world of consumer science.

Major opportunity

Quail Hollow Club in Charlotte will host the 99th PGA Championship Aug. 10-13, and from the top down, alumni and students from the University of South Carolina's College of Hospitality, Retail and Sport Management will play a key role in putting on the tournament.

Top of his game: UofSC alumnus leads club hosting PGA Championship

An alumnus of the University of South Carolina’s College of Hospitality, Retail and Sport Management, DeLozier’s passion for hospitality, impeccable standards and insatiable work ethic have helped him prepare to lead his team in one of the golf world’s brightest spotlights.

HRSM congratulates spring 2017 honors list students

Congratulations to the following HRSM students who made the spring 2017 Dean's and President's Lists. The Dean's List recognizes undergraduate students with a grade point average of 3.50 or higher (3.25 or higher for freshmen) earned on a minimum of 12 credited semester hours. The President's List recognizes undergraduate students with a grade point average of 4.00 earned on a minimum of 12 credited semester hours.

USC Hires Former Carolina Panthers President as Sport Management Professor

July 24, 2017 – Columbia, S.C. - Former Carolina Panthers President Danny Morrison is joining University of South Carolina as a professor of practice in USC’s College of Hospitality, Retail and Sport Management. Morrison, who holds a Ph.D. in educational leadership from USC, will begin his new role as a faculty member in the Department of Sport and Entertainment Management on August 16.

Department of Retailing announces Mark Rosenbaum as new chair

University of South Carolina’s College of Hospitality, Retail and Sport Management (HRSM) is proud to welcome Mark Rosenbaum, Ph.D., as the new chair of its Department of Retailing. Rosenbaum will begin his new role on July 17, 2017, and will be responsible for leading all academic and research initiatives for the department.

Exploring the Czech Republic

Adventurous travelers love to ask, “Where do the locals go?” A group of students from University of South Carolina’s College of Hospitality, Retail and Sport Management found the answer to the question on a unique Maymester tour of the Czech Republic with Czech native and USC professor Marketa Kubickova.

Remembering Sej Harman

Sej Harman served University of South Carolina’s College of Hospitality, Retail and Sport Management (HRSM) as an invaluable employee for 35 years — leading the college forward from behind the scenes and making life-long friendships along the way.

2017 HRSM faculty, staff and student awards

The University of South Carolina College of Hospitality, Retail and Sport Management (HRSM) is proud to recognize its 2016-2017 faculty, staff and student award recipients.

Ph.D. takes USC grad from down South to Down Under

An education at the University of South Carolina can open doors anywhere in the world, as Henry Wear knows firsthand. Wear formally received his Ph.D. in sport and entertainment management just this May, but his work at South Carolina has already earned him his first postdoctoral position, as a lecturer in the sport management program at Deakin University in Melbourne, Australia.

Drew Martin named director for School of Hotel, Restaurant and Tourism Management

The University of South Carolina's College of Hospitality, Retail and Sport Management is proud to welcome Drew Martin, Ph.D. as the new director of its School of Hotel, Restaurant, and Tourism Management. Martin will begin his new role on July 1, 2017 and will be responsible for leading all academic and research initiatives for the department.

 

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