Ann Fairhurst, head of the Department of Retail, Hospitality, and Tourism Management, was recently interviewed by WBIR-Channel 10 about the history of the Rocky Top song and UT’s Rocky Top Institute, which allows students to develop products around the brand. See the full story here.
The bad news: a later Thanksgiving this year means six fewer shopping days between Black Friday and Christmas. The good news, according to Ann Fairhurst, a retail professor and head of UT’s Department of Retail, Hospitality, and Tourism Management, is that consumers will likely find much better deals well into December because retailers will continue
UT’s Ready for the World Cafe continues its culinary journey with a taste of Italy on Thursday, October 10. The lunch consists of bruschetta, porcini mushroom polenta cake, pork osso bucco, and panna cotta. Cost is $12 and the faculty-staff discount does not apply. Advance tickets are required.
The UT Wines of the South competition is back this year and for the first time, the average consumer will have the chance to be a judge. Faculty, staff, and alumni are invited to participate in the event, which will begins at 5:15 p.m. on Saturday, October 12, at the UT Conference Center. The discounted
An effort is under way to establish an endowment scholarship fund in memory of John M. Antun, founder of the UT Culinary Institute. Wanda Costen, an associate professor in the Department of Retail, Hospitality, and Tourism Management, made the first contribution to the fund this summer. She presented a $1,000 check to Antun’s widow, Lola
Honors and awards for the university’s faculty and graduate students.
A recently released UT study shows that visitors who took whitewater rafting excursions on the Ocoee River last year pumped $43.8 million into the economies of the thirty counties that surround the river. The Ocoee also was the most visited whitewater river in the United States, according to the report. The study, conducted by Steve
Visitors who took whitewater rafting excursions on the Ocoee River last year pumped $43.8 million into the economies of the thirty counties that surround the river, according to a newly released study from UT. The Ocoee also was the most visited whitewater river in the United States, according to the report. Steve Morse, an economist
The Knoxville News Sentinel spoke with the chefs and owners of Bella Luna Restaurant, Donna Parang and Christin Love, about the UT professor who inspired them to pursue their dreams, the late John Antun. Before his death in July 2011 Antun served as associate professor for the university’s Department of Retail, Hospitality, and Tourism Management
Retail, hospitality, and tourism management students will honor milk and ice cream business owner Scottie Mayfield during their annual fundraising banquet at 6:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 16 at the Crowne Plaza in downtown Knoxville. Students will recognize Mayfield for his role in turning a family business into one of the nation’s favorite dairy brands.
Three quaint little East Tennessee cities—Sevierville, Gatlinburg, and Pigeon Forge—are besting competitors like Myrtle Beach and Panama City when it comes to tourism and hotel room sales. The trend will likely continue through this month and December, a boon for Sevier County as it enters the Thanksgiving and Christmas holiday season, said assistant professor Steve
Diners at the UT Ready for the World Café will continue their travels through the Mediterranean with a taste of northern Spain on Tuesday, November 20. The café operates from noon to 1:00 p.m. in the UT Visitors Center on Neyland Drive. Advance tickets will be sold for the luncheon for $12, and the faculty-staff