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UPCOMING EVENTS UNLV Alumni & New Graduates Reception 2012 7 June 2012 6:00PM - 8:00PM Singapore Commencement 2012 8 June 2012 2:00PM - 4:30PM Career Fair 2012 15 June 2012 3:00PM - 6:00PM

Meet the UNLV President and Hotel College Dean

Celebrate with the Class of 2012

Industry & Students Connect

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WELCOME

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CHEERS TO RENOWNED ITALIAN WINEMAKER

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UNLV INTERNSHIP SPOTLIGHT

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ONE DEGREE, TWO CAMPUSES

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WELCOME ON BOARD CLASS OF 2014

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IN-DEPTH WITH FACULTY IN RESIDENCE


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歡迎 환영합니다 SELAMAT DATANG வாருங்கள ようこそ ்

WELCOME

We l c o m e t o t h e l a t e s t e d i t i o n o f U N LV i n A s i a Inside you’ll meet some of our new faculty in residence, learn about

Spring at U N LV Singapore is an exciting t i m e o n c a m p u s . We a r e deep into preparations for the annual summer

an internship experience in Korea, and hear from a hospitality graduate who studied at both the Singapore and Las Ve g a s campuses. Our feature story highlights a U N LV S i n g a p o r e W i n e S o c i e t y e v e n t t h a t featured award winning winemaker of Moscato wine, Alessandro Boido, who is the proprietor of the Ca’D’Gal vineyard.

session at the main campus for over 200 students. Soon they will arrive at McCarran International Airport, move into the Claudine I. Williams and William S. Boyd residence halls and find the way to their classes. In addition to outstanding graduate students Mikael Ahlgren, Orie Berezan and Susan Roe, they will be taught by faculty familiar to m a n y o f y o u - D a n a C o t h a m , Vi n c e E a d e , Christian Hardigree, Clark Kincaid, Patti S h o c k , G a r y Wa t e r s a n d B o b Wo o d s . M a k i n g s t u d y i n L a s Ve g a s h a p p e n f o r e a c h Singapore campus undergraduate is a complex undertaking and would not be possible without extraordinary cooperation between many individuals on both sides of t h e P a c i f i c . L o o k i n t h e n e x t i s s u e o f U N LV in Asia to catch stories and pictures from L a s Ve g a s !

Summer is almost here. As our students prepare for their final exams and some get ready to study for a summer session in Las Ve g a s , w e a r e l o o k i n g f o r w a r d t o w e l c o m i n g U N LV P r e s i d e n t N e a l S m a t r e s k a n d H o t e l College Dean Don Snyder to Singapore. Neal and Don will be joining us for Commencement on June 8, as well as a r e c e p t i o n f o r a l u m n i a n d t h i s y e a r ’s graduating class on the evening of June 7. Join us for one or both of these exciting events, and look for your picture in the next i s s u e o f U N LV i n A s i a !

RICHARD C. LINSTROM, J.D. Associate Dean & Managing Director

A n n u a l s u m m e r s c h o o l i n L a s Ve g a s r e m i n d s u s t h a t U N LV i s t r u l y a g l o b a l u n i v e r s i t y. Check out page 4 of this issue which hints at the many opportunities available for u n d e r g r a d u a t e s t o s t u d y a b r o a d a t U N LV Singapore for a fall, spring or summer session. Enjoy reading!

BILLY BAI, Ph.D. Assistant Dean


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CHEERS TO RENOWNED ITALIAN WINEMAKER g a i n k n o w l e d g e a b o u t t h e i n d u s t r y, ” s a i d Ta n J u a n H u i , P r e s i d e n t o f t h e W i n e S o c i e t y.

T h e U N LV W i n e S o c i e t y c a m p u s s t u d e n t c l u b teamed up with local specialty distributor Italian Wine Club, to host Piemonte winemaker A l e s s a n d r o B o i d o a s p a r t o f t h e s o c i e t y ’s ongoing engagement with professionals in h o s p i t a l i t y a n d o e n o l o g y. S i g . B o i d o , a n award-winning maker of Moscato wine and owner of Ca’D’Gal vineyard, was hosted on campus in the National Library Building. The Italian Wine Club, whose portfolio consists exclusively of select Italian wines, made their supplier Sig. Boido available for an enjoyable evening event attended by students, faculty and administrators of the campus as w e l l a s m e m b e r s o f t h e c o m m u n i t y. T h e success of this event reflected the increased interest in wine and curiosity concerning pairing wine with foods found in Singapore as well as traditional Italian cuisine. “The Wine Society has invited many speakers over the years, including top sommeliers, wine critics and distributors. These speakers were only able to share their experiences at the tail-end of the supply chain. As such, we decided to take things up a notch by inviting an e s t a b l i s h e d w i n e m a k e r, w i t h t h e h a n d s - o n experience, to share the know-how with us students. In addition, the dialogue session also give us an opportunity to network and

M r. S a n d r o G i o r g i , D i r e c t o r o f t h e I t a l i a n W i n e Club, presented a program in which participants retreated to the sweet Lumine Moscato D’Asti DOCG and its more bubbly s i s t e r, A s t i S p u m a n t e D O C G , w h i l e S i g . B o i d o spoke of the uniqueness of the Italian soil and the qualities to look out for in great terrain. He also explained the importance of preserving tradition while incorporating the latest technology to ensure truly superior vintages. M r. G i o r g i s a i d , “ I t a l i a n W i n e C l u b b r i n g s t o Singapore a true experience of the finest Italian wine tradition, and that is exactly what the Wine Society asked of us – It was an easy d e c i s i o n . M o r e o v e r, t h e w i l l i n g n e s s o f t h e students to learn and their initiative to undertake such responsibilities made us even happier to oblige.” Sig. Boido stated, “My family has tilled the soil of our vineyard for four generations with pride and passion. This, together with the great terrain, allows us to make the finest Asti in the w o r l d . To d a y, a s I s t o o d i n f r o n t o f t h e r o o m , I saw the same pride and passion all around me. With the right education and direction, these students will have the world at their feet.”


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Photo Credit: Soon Joon Foon Nicholas (’14)


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UNLV INTERNSHIP SPOTLIGHT Kim Ye Yoon, Class of 2012

“The thing I loved about the JW Mar riott Seoul is that it values its employees and tr uly provides a family atmosphere. Ever y day they provide inter ns training and treat them as part of their team.” How did you secure an internship with JW Marriott Seoul? This is actually my second internship with JW Marriott Seoul. I had such a great experience when I interned with them back in 2007- 2008 that I didn’t think twice in applying again for another internship. It has been great seeing familiar faces and how much they have all g r o w n p r o f e s s i o n a l l y. A s a K o r e a n , I w a n t e d t o enhance that part of me and learn firsthand the b u s i n e s s s t y l e o f K o r e a . I n i t i a l l y, t h e r e w e r e n o vacancies available for me in the Sales and M a r k e t i n g d e p a r t m e n t ; h o w e v e r, t h e h o t e l t o o k into consideration that I had worked with them b e f o r e a n d t h a t I w a s a U N LV s t u d e n t a n d g r a n t e d m e t h i s o p p o r t u n i t y. T h e y o ff e r e d m e a n i n t e r n s h i p p o s i t i o n i n t h e We d d i n g S a l e s t e a m o f t h e S a l e s C e n t e r. Any memorable experiences during your internship? I was fortunate to be here for the biannual w e d d i n g s h o w. T h e f i r s t w e d d i n g s h o w t h i s year was titled “Crystallizing a Moment in Ti m e . ” I t w a s i n p a r t n e r s h i p w i t h t h e E u r o p e a n We d d i n g D r e s s c o m p a n y, P r o n o v i a s . T h e evening featured two aspects: a fashion show p r e s e n t i n g t h i s s e a s o n ’s w e d d i n g d r e s s e s w i t h a line of cocktail dresses and a specially designed menu by the newly appointed executive chef. For this event, I assisted mostly in the registration and as back-up

K i m Ye Yo o n ( ’ 1 2 ) a n d We d d i n g S a l e s Te a m co l l e a g u e s. To p : w i t h E u g e n e S u n g , We d d i n g C en te r M a n a g e r B o t t o m : w i t h C h l o e L e e ( ’ 0 9 ) a nd Ja n e Je o n , We d d i n g C e n t e r S a l e s Exe cu ti ve

support sending out the invitations, calling for RSVPs, and working the registration table during the event itself, as well as assisting with printed materials. Seeing the whole process of planning, including coming up with the theme, decorations, invitation designs, menu plans, and the actual delivery was a great learning experience.


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ONE DEGREE, TWO CAMPUSES A Conversation with Gregory Yap (’09), Assistant Manager, Singapore Tourism Board

“The duality of studying at both UNLV campuses was incomparable. Graduating with a global outlook and local insight, I am equipped to face the challenges of the dynamic hospitality industr y.”

Why did y ou c h o o se to atten d Yo u r el o cated to th e L a s Ve g a s U N LV f or y our hos p i tal i ty d eg r ee? cam p u s to fi n i sh yo u r d e g re e . W h at w as i t l i ke to b e th e re a s a n Th e d e c i s i o n w a s s i mple. T he UNLV i n ter n ati o n al stu d en t? b r a n d i s i n te r n a ti onal ly rec ogniz ed a n d r e p u te d fo r prov idi ng qual it y Daunt ing at f i rs t . S t eppi ng o u t o f m y h o s p i ta l i ty e d u c a ti on. T he i llus t rious c omf ort z one w as di ff i c ult in t h e a l u m n i a n d fo r m u la f or bl endi ng begi nning, but onc e I mo ve d p a st i n d u s tr y a n d a c a d emi a made t he t hat , t he int ernat i onal exp e r ie n ce so enri c hin g and choice compelling w hi le t he bec ame o p p o r tu n i ty to s tu dy at t he Hot el ey e-opening! C o l l e g e w i th th e w orld’s l arges t h o s p i ta l i ty a n d to u r is m l aborat ory at T he i nt erac t i ons wit h s uc h a d ive r se c ampus populat ion prov ided m e wit h th e i r b a c k y a r d s e a led i t . a di ff erent pers pec t i v e of h o w t o work i n t eams eff ec t i ve ly a n d manage people of va r yin g bac k grounds and work e t h ics inv al uabl e ex perienc es I ch e r ish t ill t oday. W h at w as yo u r favo r i te c l a s s ?

Greg ory Yap ( ’09) wit h c las s m at es Sam a n t h a G w e e ( ’ 0 9 ) a n d Tjie Siew Lim ( ’09) who als o s t u d i e d a t b o t h c a m p u s e s

My f av orit e c las s was also o d d ly enough one of t he most t e d io u s c l as s es - FA B 461 F & B C ost Co n t r o l. I ’ m not t y pi c ally a pers on wh o sm ile s at c runc hi ng numbers bu t le a r n in g how t he s c i enc e of c ont rollin g f o o d c os t was v i t al t o a re st a u r a n t ’s bot t om-l ine enl ight ened m e t h a t running a res t aurant is b o t h a n a r t and a s c ienc e. G ood f ood a n d g o o d s erv ic e are great t o h a ve b u t eff ec t i v e f ood c os t c ont ro l is a t t h e end of t he day, equal ly, if n o t m o r e import ant to a rest a u r a n t ’s s us t ai nabi lit y and s uc c es s.


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WELCOME ON BOARD CLASS OF 2014 Spring 2012 saw 43 new students in the Bachelor of Science in Hotel Administration program at UNLV Singapore, increasing enrollment at the six-year old campus to over 550 students. New student orientation, organized by the Student Management Team campus club, oriented the new class to university life with student organized presentations, ice-breakers, and campus tours. Academic faculty and staff were on hand for introductions and presentations on academic standards and the student code of conduct. A hearty welcome to the newest class!


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IN-DEPTH WITH FACULTY IN RESIDENCE

Q1 . Wha t c la s s e s do yo u teach ? I h a v e b e e n te a c h i n g E nglis h language and wri t i ng c ours es f or 15 ye a r s. I h a v e a l s o ta u g h t te ac her educ at ion and l eaders hi p c ours es . A t UNLV Si n g a p o r e , I a m te a c hing E N G 113, E NG 114, E NG 232, E N G 407 A, a n d C OM 1 0 1 . M y te ac hing philos ophy is t hat i ns t ruc t i on s ho u ld b e c o l l a b o r a ti v e a n d s tu dent -c ent ered. Q2 . H ow a r e y ou a R eb el ? I ta u g h t a t th e U N LV main c ampus f or 8 y ears , t eac hi ng f or bo t h t h e C o l l e g e o f L i b e r a l A r t s and t he Col lege of E duc at ion. I earned my m a st e r ’s a n d Ph .D . fr o m U N LV. E v en as an undergraduat e at t he U ni v er sit y o f C a l i fo r n i a a t Be r k e l ey, I c ame home t o Las Vegas one s ummer and t o o k a c o u p l e o f c l a s s e s a t UNLV. Q3 . Wha t a r e y our r esear ch i n ter ests? A n y cu r r en t p r o j ects i n t h e pipe ? M y r e s e a r c h i n te r e s t s are ges t ure in pos t -s ec ondary c las s room s a n d te a c h e r s e l f- d i s c l o s ure. I hav e j us t c ompl et ed a qualit at i v e s t udy, fo cu sin g o n th e r o l e o f g e s tu r e in t he medi at ion of t eac hi ng and l earning. I a m a lso c u r r e n tl y c o l l e c ti n g d at a f or anot her s t udy on t eac her s el f -di s c los u r e . I t is a c o l l a b o r a ti v e s tu d y w it h Dr. S t ev en Mc C aff ert y and a P h. D. s t ud e n t o n th e m a i n c a m p u s .

NATALIE HUDSON, Ph.D. Assistant Professor in Residence


11 Q1 . Wha t c la s s e s do yo u teach ? I te a c h c o u r s e s that deal w it h organiz at i onal behav ior, lead e r sh ip , d i v e r s i ty, a n d i n te r c ul t ural c ommuni c at i on at bot h t he undergradu a t e a n d g r a d u a te l e v e l . Q2 . Wha t do y ou f i n d i n ter esti n g ab o u t UNLV an d UNLV S i n g a p o re s t ude nt s ? I th i n k th e y a r e v e r y ent hus ias t i c – I n my organi z at i onal behav i or co u r se w e h a v e c r e a te d a n env ironment where t he s t udent s are v ery w illin g t o s h a r e th e i r e x p e r i e nc es , and as a res ult we are al l l earning f rom e a ch o th e r. Q3 . Wha t a r e y our r esear ch i n ter ests? A n y cu r r en t p r o j ects i n t h e pipe ? M y r e s e a r c h i n te r e s ts deal wit h how c ult ural dy nami c s s erv e as a b a ckd r o p fo r o r g a n i z a ti o n s i n e v ery w ay. I am w ork i ng on s ome art i c l es t hat r e la t e t o c o r p o r a te s o c i a l r e s p ons ibi lit y, and my lat es t publ ic at i on i s in a r e ce n t i s s u e o f Wo r l d w i d e Hos pi t alit y and Touri s m T hemes on E m e r g e n cy Pl a n n i n g a n d R e c o v e ry f or Terror S i t uat ions , joi nt ly aut hored w it h UNLV Pr o fe s s o r To n y H e n thorne, Dr. B abu P. G eorge of A las k a P ac if i c U n ive r sit y, a n d U N LV a l u m n u s E ugene S orgahan (MS / MB A ‘2009).

KURT STAHURA, Ph.D. Professor in Residence & Director of Student Affairs

Q1 . Wha t c la s s e s do yo u teach ? I te a c h H M D 4 0 2 – E mpl oy ment Law f or t he H os pi t alit y I ndus t ry a n d HM D 4 0 1 – H o s p i ta l i ty L a w. Q2 . H ow long ha v e yo u b een i n Asi a? I h a v e b e e n i n As i a a l l my lif e. I was born and rai s ed i n Mal ay s i a . I h a ve b e e n c o m m u ti n g b e tw een Mal ay s i a and S ingapore s i nc e my hus ban d f ir st c a m e h e r e 7 y e a r s ago. F rom t his y ear onw ards , w e do not n e e d t o c o m m u te th a t m u c h any more. Q3 . Wha t would our r ead er s b e su r p r i sed to l ear n ab o u t yo u ? So m e p e o p l e m a y b e s urpri s ed t hat des pi t e bei ng rai s ed in A s i a, I a m a s tr o n g a d v o c a te o f env i ronment al and s us t ainabi lit y is s ues and will b e p u r s u i n g fu r th e r s tu d i es in i nt ernat i onal env i ronment al law. I al so e n jo y tr a v e l l i n g a n d h a v e v is i t ed many c ount ri es (in t his s ens e, I f eel I am o f t e n ‘ o n th e o th e r s i d e ’ o f t he hos pi t alit y i ndus t ry ). I am als o hal f ‘A us sie ’ a s I s p e n d a l o t o f ti m e i n A us t ral ia. Many of my t rips hav e inc luded t rav e l in t h e o u tb a c k , h o r s e r i d i n g , s now-s k i ing, and ev en glidi ng i n t he land o f ‘Do wn U n d e r.’ .

MADELEINE CHEAH HEVERA, Ph.D. Assistant Professor in Residence


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