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  • CMHT | University of North Texas
    one of the most exciting aspects of the industry While at the International Conference Michelle met many industry leaders including CMG s President Elect Mark Woodman who is noted for several publications on global color research As a result of this first hand experience and learning from many professionals in the field Michelle said I just found out more and more and more things you can do in Home Furnishings She also stated the more I learn the less I know Michelle was also able to participate in the focus groups that contributed to forecasting the next generation of color pairings She then worked with other attendees to put into practice newly learned strategies Michelle s passion for home furnishings has brought her a long way since first discovering the area in the seventh grade Her aspiration is to own her own business Ultimately Michelle seeks to achieve one thing I want to inspire people no matter how large or small that inspiration may be Contact Us College of Merchandising Hospitality Tourism 1155 Union Circle 311100 Denton TX 76203 5017 USA Voice 940 565 2436 Fax 940 565 4348 Visit Us Chilton Hall Room Number 331 410 S Avenue C

    Original URL path: http://cmht.unt.edu/news/789/Home%20Furnishings%20Merchandising%20Major%20Participates%20in%20the%20Color%20Marketing%20Group%2526 (2016-02-18)
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  • CMHT | University of North Texas
    generate sales to fund many merchandising related student activities This year s product assortment offered more apparel accessories and decor than previous years The Board of Governors facilitated the donations of products and made appearances at the event to encourage students Companies involved in this event included The Apparel Group Fossil Global Views M M Sheplers Western Wear Toys R Us Tuesday Morning and Zales Students in a variety of courses worked for several weeks in preparation for this event The Promotion of Apparel and Home Furnishings class was involved in developing a promotional campaign to aid in campus wide awareness These students pitched exceptional ideas to three industry judges Carolyn Corporon VP of Marketing for Beauty Systems Group Dessires Zarin Senior Designer at The Apparel Group and Kelly Killian Director of Marketing for Wisteria The judges selected the top ideas which were transformed into unique promotional activities including large than life paper mache sculptures of a shoe sunglasses and a lamp which were displayed in strategic areas on campus Another group used the theme of picketing to advertise the sale while still another used live models to draw attention to the sale and its products The Profit Centered Merchandising class inventoried and priced over 2 000 items and then organized them by department Over 140 student workers helped to promote sell and construct the Sample Sale Faculty and staff members spent well over a month preparing for the event Products had to be collected stored moved to the Union location and set for display and sale Buyers began lining up early for the 11 00 sale One student the first in line said she had been there since 7 45 AM waiting for a Fossil watch This fundraiser is an event that provides another opportunity for students to take

    Original URL path: http://cmht.unt.edu/news/788/Students%20Apply%20Merchandising%20Skills%20and%20Set%20Record%20Amount%20for%20Annual%20Merchandising%20Sample%20Sale%20 (2016-02-18)
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  • CMHT | University of North Texas
    pace with the industry Rapid advancements in interactive technologies position digital retail in a prominent role in the future of consumer commerce The Digital Retailing majors experienced the excitement of the summit and met industry professionals in the process Kirsten Key who attended stated that The industry moves so fast by the time you learn something new it s already outdated What was the most beneficial part of the trip to Boston Though all of them said it was great to come away with insight of the latest projects they all felt the chance to network with some of the country s leading professionals was the most beneficial part of their journey Becky Pena gave insight into a typical day at the event we got up ate breakfast networked went to a few meetings networked ate lunch networked went to a few more meetings networked and at the end of the day well we networked some more Rich Last Digital Retailing Program Coordinator and Lecturer in the Merchandising Department of CMHT accompanied them as faculty and professional mentor Contact Us College of Merchandising Hospitality Tourism 1155 Union Circle 311100 Denton TX 76203 5017 USA Voice 940 565 2436 Fax 940

    Original URL path: http://cmht.unt.edu/news/787/%20Shop.Org%20E-commerce%20Summit%20in%20Boston%20Included%20Digital%20Retailing%20Majors%20from%20CMHT (2016-02-18)
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  • CMHT | University of North Texas
    Daugherty Vice President of Marketing Communications Dallas Market Center and Paul Thompson Owner Paul Thompson Signature Each panel member recounted their career paths discussed the value of a variety of work experiences and explained their passion for their work It was from the panel presentation that students learned the second theme of the day passion The panel encouraged the students to have passion for their career and future After the completion of the panel presentation students enjoyed guided tours of the following showrooms Holtkoetter Hinkley Swarovski Troy CSL Homestyle IMAX Global Views CODARUS and Groovystuff University Hall of Innovation From the guided tours students learned the importance of merchandising products appropriately that it is vital to understand your target market and the end user and the value of providing buyers with ample and attractive product lines The final experience of the day entailed a short presentation on Branding Basics from Randal Weeks Owner of Aidan Gray Mr Weeks shared his entrepreneurship experience as well as his experiences while branding his company For more information about the Home Furnishings Merchandising degree in the Department of Merchandising and Digital Retailing contact Dr Lynn Brandon Associate Professor and Program Coordinator at Lynn Brandon

    Original URL path: http://cmht.unt.edu/news/786/Home%20Furnishings%20Merchandising%20students%20participate%20in%20ART%20Student%20Day%20at%20the%20Dallas%20Market%20Center (2016-02-18)
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  • CMHT | University of North Texas
    and beers This is the first wine and beer appreciation study abroad program offered by UNT states Dr Tas The students participating in our program will have the opportunity to tour leading wineries and breweries and experience Australian culture The Australian wine industry is the 4th largest exporter of wine in the world While exploring Australia Dr Tas Dr Dopson and UNT students will study at Australia s National Wine Education and Training Centre and tour several wineries and breweries Additionally excursions to Australia s rainforest and the Great Barrier Reef are planned In China UNT s Assistant Professor Dr Zheng Phil Xiang and students will interact with local businesses and tourism organizations in order to develop a better understanding of culture as a driving force of tourism This program was developed to help our students understand the recent developments in international tourism as well as the hospitality industry states Dr Xiang Since Asia particularly China is becoming an increasingly important destination and source of international tourism this program offers excellent opportunities for students to learn about both the innovations in the industry and the rich cultural heritage for tourism development Dr Xiang and his students will study in Hong

    Original URL path: http://cmht.unt.edu/news/785/Hospitality%20Students%20to%20Study%20International%20Tourism%20in%20Australia%20and%20China (2016-02-18)
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  • CMHT | University of North Texas
    names in the retail industry January 15th served as a day of speed networking where students from NRFSA chapters across the nation spoke with retailer recruiters from Macy s Tiffany Co Saks Fifth Avenue Build A Bear American Girl KOHL s and Dick s Sporting Goods regarding future job and internship possibilities The speed networking portion of the conference gave NRFSA members an exclusive opportunity in a round table setting with leading companies they have studied about throughout their academic careers The remaining three days of the conference were spent attending the regular conference sessions including a speech on Global Humanity given by former president Bill Clinton and Macy s Chairman Terry Lundgren Clinton discussed his foundation and their steady impact on relieving the crisis in Haiti David Lauren Executive V P of Advertising Marketing and Communications for his father s fashion empire Ralph Lauren was also among the speakers at the Big Show Lauren discussed the brand s recent advertising innovations including Ralph Lauren 4D and its recent debut in London In addition students absorbed trend reports for 2012 from the Doneger Group heard from social media representatives from brands such as American Eagle and Warby Parker and were also informed of recent global market hot spot economies such as China and Brazil These students shared their learning experiences with their fellow NRFSA members at their first official semester chapter meeting in January UNT s NRFSA chapter plans to hit the ground running to prepare a solid foundation of principles ethics and standards and name its 2012 officers in February Students in the organization submitted applications a resume and a short essay detailing their qualifications to attend the conference Applicants were chosen based on their academic standing leadership experience and department involvement Students were accompanied by professors Dr Tammy

    Original URL path: http://cmht.unt.edu/news/784/Students%20attend%20%22Big%20Show%2C%22%20among%20%22Big%20Names%22%20in%20retail (2016-02-18)
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  • CMHT | University of North Texas
    students fulfilled degree requirements and will enter the workforce as managers and entrepreneurs in the high growth global industries of hospitality and tourism UNT partners with industry giants including leading global hotel and restaurant chains to provide students with the latest innovations education training and experience in order to prepare students for real world hospitality management Dr Lea Dopson Chair of the Department of Hospitality and Tourism Management commented The new college designation adds value and prestige to these graduates degrees This is the first of many graduating classes that will benefit from a top ten program that is continually reaching new heights Congratulations and best of luck to the Class of 2011 First Graduates from the New College of Merchandising gallery First Graduates from the New College of Merchandising gallery First Graduates from the New College of Merchandising gallery First Graduates from the New College of Merchandising gallery First Graduates from the New College of Merchandising gallery First Graduates from the New College of Merchandising gallery First Graduates from the New College of Merchandising gallery Contact Us College of Merchandising Hospitality Tourism 1155 Union Circle 311100 Denton TX 76203 5017 USA Voice 940 565 2436 Fax 940 565 4348

    Original URL path: http://cmht.unt.edu/news/783/First%20Graduates%20from%20the%20New%20College%20of%20%20Merchandising%2C%20Hospitality%20and%20Tourism%20 (2016-02-18)
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  • CMHT | University of North Texas
    Smartphone and their apps would be the next wave of change that drives consumer behavior says Dr Xiang In addition Dr Xiang s study A Framework of Search Engine Use for Travel Planning received third place in IFITT s Journal Article of the Year 2011 The article co authored with Professor Daniel R Fesenmaier at Temple University Dr Bing Pang at College of Charleston and Professor Rob Law at Hong Kong Poly University was recently published in the Journal of Travel Research This study examined how online travelers use search engines and how search engines are used in relation to different aspects of the travel planning process A recognized leader in eTourism research Dr Xiang was appointed by the IFITT board to co chair the ENTER 2013 conference with Professor Lorenzo Cantoni at the University of Lugano Switzerland The ENTER conference is an annual event whose worldwide participants travel from over 60 countries to discuss and exchange information obtained from advanced research and case studies Understanding the impact of information and communication technologies in travel and tourism Dr Xiang states Smartphones incorporate everything together and allow us to do all sorts of things not just the access and use of

    Original URL path: http://cmht.unt.edu/news/782/%20Internationally%20Award-Winning%20Faculty%20Prominent%20at%20IFITT%2526 (2016-02-18)
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