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Best wishes for happy
holidays and a prosperous New Year from all of us at the UNLV Singapore campus. As this calendar year draws to a close, we can look back at a year full of significant progress and accomplishment at UNLV Singapore. In addition to modifying our instructional schedule to match that of the main campus, with fall and spring semesters, a winter and three summer sessions, we welcomed six highly qualified full-time faculty-in-residence to our campus in Singapore’s National Library Building. As readers of this magazine will know, we conducted Executive Education for and in association with education and industry leaders: Taylor’s University, Macau Polytechnic Institute, Kangwon Land, and Grand Casino Luzern. Also, we created a gaming management certificate, in conjunction with the University of Macau at G2EAsia. In addition to studying, our students formed a new student club, the Earth Walkers, focused on sustainability and social responsibility. The newly re-organized student government held their first campus-wide poll, electing Alvin Wong ’13 as the UNLV Singapore Student Body President. In 2006, we opened our UNLV Singapore campus to offer B.S. and M.H.A. degrees in Hospitality. This effort was by invitation of the Singapore Ministry of Education and the Economic Development Board to participate with other leading universities in a “Global School House” initiative. By the end of 2015, we will have graduated nearly 900 students and over 25 UNLV faculty members will have had the opportunity to teach in Singapore. We entered into an affiliation agreement with the Singapore Institute of Technology (SIT) in 2010. Our contract with them and our lease on the facility we currently use both expire at the end of 2015. Since the SIT agreement will not be renewed, our last co-enrolled SIT class will be admitted to UNLV Singapore in fall 2013, and we will graduate this
class of approximately 150 students by the end of 2015. At that time, we will have retired the nonrecourse loan from the Singaporean government made to UNLV Singapore Limited. No final decisions regarding future UNLV Singapore activities have been made at this time. However, there is no assurance that UNLV undergraduate classes will be available in Singapore after December 2015. UNLV President Neal Smatresk has indicated that, “We still feel that it is important to stay globally engaged and hope to use this spring and next year as a period of reflection so we will be ready to launch robust high quality programs that enhance our international brand, support the Nevada Governor's plan for making us the global intellectual hub for the hospitality industry, and serve UNLV programs with international interests. We will review lessons learned and new understandings of best practices gleaned from our experiences and the past decade of U.S. experiments in overseas higher education. We invite all to participate in this important discussion as we plan the next phase of our global evolution.” All past and future degrees awarded by UNLV in Singapore remain fully accredited and recognized. Graduates are invited and encouraged to become involved in both the UNLV and UNLV Singapore alumni groups. All official academic records will continue to be maintained at and available from the Office of the Registrar at the main campus in Las Vegas. Also, I want to assure you that the Overseas Immersion Program (OIP) and the annual UNLV graduation ceremony in Singapore will continue to be conducted by UNLV for current and future students through 2015, as scheduled. It will be “business as usual” on campus through 2015. In the meantime, I invite you to contact us here at UNLV Singapore at any time. Once again, best wishes for the season and the year ahead.
RICHARD C. LINSTROM, J.D. Associate Dean & AManaging s s o c i a t e DDirector ean & Managing Director
Executive Education Macau
Photos Coutesy of: Kangwon Land, Inc.
Executive Education Macau
Kangwon Land Inc., a leading four-season integrated family resort in Korea, with a major casino, hotels, condos, golf courses and ski slopes, sent 20 select personnel in mid-October to study gaming management with UNLV Singapore on location in Macau. They covered casino marketing strategies, customer service leadership in the casino industry, and gaming analysis for business with UNLV Singapore Lecturer in Residence Jim Kilby, a twenty-five-year veteran of gaming management, and University of Macau faculty member Dr. Glenn McCartney.
Along with productive hours in the classroom, the two-week program included 10 guided site visits to explore the bustling casinos and hotels in Macau, including the Wynn Macau, the City of Dreams, MGM Macau, the Galaxy Macau and the Venetian Macao. The group also toured the Macau Tower and met with officials from the Macau Government and Tourism Office.
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In November, a separate group of 20 personnel from Kangwon Land Inc. joined UNLV for a two-week hospitality management program in Singapore. Taught by UNLV Singapore faculty in residence Drs. Kurt Stahura, Natalie Hudson, Jim Dougan, Madeleine Cheah Hevera, Karl B r a n d m e i r a n d le c t u r e r i n r e s i d e n c e G e r r y K o h , t h e g r o u p d o v e i n t o c u s t o m i z e d t o p i c s t h a t i n c l u d e d h o s p i t a li t y m a r k e t i n g , u n d e r s t a n d i n g language cues for effective service, human resources management, enhanced leadership, and F&B cost controls. Both the professors and Executive Education team loved hosting the Kangwon Land executives, who remained engaged and inquisitive participants from their first session through their certificate presentation.
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In addition to receiving intensive executive instruction, Kangwon Land Inc. participants visited many Singapore hospitality and gaming properties including C a p e l la S i n g a p o r e , Intercontinental Hotel Singapore, Mandarin Oriental Singapore, Marina Bay Sands, Regent Singapore, and Resorts World at Sentosa.
Photo Credit: Jimmy Ho/UNLV Singapore
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