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ISSUE 7

SPRING 2014

UNLV IN ASIA

Commencement 2014 UNLV Alumni Club in Singapore Singapore Airlines MOU Signing Ceremony


UPCOMING EVENTS SUMMER SESSION IN

LAS VEGAS

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UNLV SINGAPORE COMMENCEMENT 2014

FALL 2014

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UNLV ALUMNI CLUB IN SINGAPORE

COMMENCEMENT

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SINGAPORE AIRLINES MOU SIGNING CEREMONY

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MEET “THE KILLERS” VIDEO CONTEST

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INDUSTRY RECRUITMENT DRIVE

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STUDENT LIFE

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STUDY ABROAD @UNLV SINGAPORE - FALL 2013

9 JUNE 2014

STUDY ABROAD 25 AUGUST 2014

2015

10 JANUARY 2015

Cover: Graduate Leeyen Tan & Dean Stowe Shoemaker


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SELAMAT DATANG 欢迎 환영합니다 ようこそ!

வாருங்கள்

The cover and many of the pictures in this edition of UNLV in Asia depict the happiest day of our academic calendar- Commencement. However, the real import of Commencement is just that- commencing the journey into the next phase of life. Our graduates begin their journey with a distinction unique in the world. They are and will forever be UNLV Rebels. The last photo in this issue’s article on our 2014 Singapore Commencement Ceremony features a group of new graduates crowded around a table manned by the UNLV Alumni Club in Singapore. I hope that all of them have or will take up the privilege that they have earned to join this exclusive group, open only to Rebels. The Club is the official affiliate of the UNLV Alumni Association here in Singapore. As more graduates join, we can look forward to more member benefits and a structure for the Rebel network that will benefit Singapore graduates in the hospitality industry in Asia and the world, just as it has benefited Las Vegas graduates for fifty years. The UNLV Alumni Club is a member directed and managed membership organization. It will only succeed with the active participation of many graduates, and this year is lead by YeYoon Kim (’12) and mentor Emily Woo (‘00, ‘09). UNLV Singapore is committed to advancing the Club in these early days, for the benefit of our life-long Rebels for many years to come.

R I C H A R D C . L I N S T R O M , J . D. Associate Dean & Managing Director

WELCOME

There is already an underlying buzz about the quickly approaching Summer Session in Las Vegas. Our students are very fortunate. Each will have an opportunity to meet people from all over the world and visit places only seen in pictures up to this point. In years past, we have had students jump out of airplanes, walk the streets of famed American cities and stand in awe at one of the natural wonders of the world, the Grand Canyon. Their UNLV education will take place both within the classroom and beyond the walls of academe. For past students, this adventure has forever changed the lens through which they see the world. As American philosopher John Dewey said, “Education is not preparation for life; education is life itself”. I would like to say a special thanks to each of those serving as Faculty-in-Residence who have taken the time to work with the student clubs - (Hotel, Finance, Technology Professionals (HFTP) – Gerry Koh; Student Event Team (SET) - Evelyn Green; Wine Society – Karl Brandmeir; Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) – Bernie Fried; Environmental Committee – Madeline Cheah; and The Cross Cultural Club – Natalie Hudson.

K U R T S TA H U R A , P h . D. Assistant Dean


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UNLV SINGAPORE COMMENCEMENT CEREMONY 2014

UNLV Singapore’s sixth commencement ceremony, in conjunction with UNLV’s 50th annual commencement exercise, was held on 4 January 2014 at the Drama Centre Theatre Singapore. During two ceremonies, 286 Bachelor of Science degrees in Hotel Administration were conferred by the William F. Harrah College of Hotel Administration Dean Stowe Shoemaker. On stage to congratulate graduates were Associate Dean Richard C. Linstrom and Assistant Dean for Singapore Kurt Stahura, UNLV Singapore Limited Board Members Chew Hai Chwee and Yvonne Goh, and UNLV 2013-2014 Student Body Government President Wan Qi Koo, Vice President Gordon Tan Ping Hong, and Secretary Francisco Jung Hwan Moon. Siddharth Chadha and Stephanie Ho Li Fern were this year’s student speakers, and Yuen Tong Ri and Siddharth Chadha were the recipients of the outstanding UNLV Singapore student award. During his remarks, Dean Shoemaker highlighted the five countries graduates represented, the ratio of females to males in the graduate classes (72% and 28% respectively), and youngest and oldest graduates (20 and 33 respectively). Congratulations to the Classes of 2013 & 2014!


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UNLV ALUMNI CLUB IN SINGAPORE

The newly formed UNLV Alumni Club in Singapore kicked off its inaugural year with two local events: a networking reception in November 2013 at Studio Bar, followed by the annual alumni and graduating students reception in January 2014 at 28 Hong Kong Street Bar. Rebels from both campuses were in attendance at both events, and Hotel College Dean Stowe Shoemaker gave a special Dean’s Lecture on Customer Loyalty and Branding at the January event. Alumni interested in joining the alumni club leadership and connecting with other Asia-based rebels are encouraged to contact UNLV Alumni Club in Singapore President Ms. YeYoon Kim (’12) at unlvalumni.sgclub@gmail.com. Go Rebels!


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SINGAPORE AIRLINES MOU SIGNING CEREMONY UNLV Singapore and Singapore Airlines Limited signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) on 14 January 2014. This collaboration aims to facilitate joint activities such as cabin crew recruitment and conducting visits to the Singapore Airlines’ Training Centre. UNLV Singapore students who are interested and selected can now join SIA’s cabin crew for their internship as well as upon completion of their degree program. Contact careerservices@unlv.edu.sg for more information.

(L-R) Mr. Chew Hai Chwee, Director and Audit Committee Chair, UNLV Singapore Limited; Ms. Joanna Li, HR Executive, Singapore Airlines Limited; Dr. Kurt Stahura, Assistant Dean for UNLV Singapore; Mr. Melvyn Lim, Senior Manager of Benefits and Crew Recruitment, Singapore Airlines Limited; Mr. Harry Ang, Head Administration & Crew Services, Singapore Airlines Limited

MEET “THE KILLERS” VIDEO CONTEST Congratulations to UNLV senior Peter Chua and junior Michele Koe on winning passes to see The Killers live in Singapore at the Marina Bay Street Circuit!

Peter and Michele won for their compelling video submissions about how The Killers’ songs personify their time as a student at UNLV. See them at www.unlv.edu.sg/thekillers. The Killers, an American rock band formed in Las Vegas, performed at the Singapore Grand Prix on 21 September 2013. Two of the four-person band attended UNLV: drummer Ronnie Vannucci, Jr. and bassist Mark Stoermer.


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INDUSTRY RECRUITMENT DRIVE

UNLV Singapore extends its sincere thanks and appreciation to its industry partners for sharing their expertise and experience with our students this academic year. Thank you for your continued support.

Special Thanks to: Fairmont Singapore Four Seasons Hotel Singapore Regent Singapore Bay Hotel Singapore Singapore GP The Walt Disney Company InterContinental Hotels Group

Jamie’s Italian Singapore Banyan Tree Hotels & Resorts Spectrum Worldwide Bacchanalia Singapore Singapore Airlines Limited ME@OUE Singapore Marriott Hotel

Bloomberg MediaCorp Starwood Hotels & Resorts Hilton Worldwide Conrad Centennial Singapore The Ritz Carlton, Millenia Singapore

Interested in meeting with UNLV Singapore students or alumni? Please contact Ms. Shivani Bhasin at careerservices@unlv.edu.sg to organize recruitment presentations, student site visits, and other career services related needs.


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STUDENT LIFE


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STUDY ABROAD @UNLV SINGAPORE - FALL 2013

UNLV Singapore welcomed nine Hotel College Hospitality Management majors from the main campus for Fall 2013 study abroad: juniors Diana Fisher, Rebecca Stratton, Raffy Liu and Yuyang Xie; sophomores Thomas Stende, Margarida Araujo, and Veronica Hsiao and freshman Chohee Park. Eight students were awarded the UNLV Singapore Scholarship. Each award covers all tuition and fees for a semester of full-time study at UNLV Singapore. Awards totalled over USD$46,000 for Fall 2013. During their time in Singapore, some students worked in leading hotel chains and popular restaurants, and others travelled to several countries in Southeast Asia including Thailand, Indonesia and Malaysia. Many of them participated in student activities and shared their valuable experiences of studying in Las Vegas with the local students. Francisco Moon was even elected as the Secretary Treasurer of UNLV Singapore’s Student Government. Applications for future study abroad are now open. For more information, visit the International Programs Office or visit: http://www.unlv.edu.sg/studyabroad.


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UNLV Singapore Scholarships Available for 2014!

Apply by: May 1, 2014 for Summer | July 1, 2014 for Fall For more information, visit:

unlv.edu.sg/studyabroad


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