The EuroCHRIE 2011 conference, to be held next fall in Dubrovnik, was officially launched last week at a conference in Amsterdam. EuroCHRIE 2011, which will have the theme "Hospitality and Tourism: Drivers of Transition", will be hosted by ACMT and RIT and is scheduled to take place from October 19-22, 2011. This prestigious conference, which focuses on hospitality and tourism education, is attended by both educators and industry professionals. Dean Don Hudspeth, Events & Study Abroad Manager Irena Ljubisic, Corporate & Alumni Relations Manager Christina Petrovic, and professors Milena Kuznin and Jennifer Matic, traveled to Amsterdam to participate in this year's conference and to also begin to spread the word about next year's conference in Dubrovnik.
It was announced "Rain or Shine" and was delivered as promised!
The Fall BBQ finally took place on November 7 at EastWest Club on Banje Beach. Over 90 ACMT-ers enjoyed tasteful food and good music in the afternoon hours. It was a wonderful opportunity to mingle and have fun before the fall quarter comes to an end and a great way to warm up for upcoming holiday season events.
Professor Nikolina Bozinovic participated at the 18. International German Teacher Conference in Vodice, Croatia on October 22-24. The theme of the conference was "Learning strategies of foreign language learners: psychological and neurolinguistic approach to German teaching methodology." The conference was organized by the Croatian German Teacher Association, Goethe Institute, Austrian Cultural Forum and Agency for Education.
On November 4, ACMT freshmen met with ACMT Alumni in their Survey in Service Management class. Andela Matic (Dubrovnik PR) and Ivor Vlasic (Excelsa group) visited ACMT to share some of their experiences and insights while they were navigating through their career paths. Anđela and Ivor, in an informal and entertaining atmosphere, pointed out some of the critical factors that led them to where they are today offering advice that may help freshmen be even more successful while at ACMT and beyond. As always, it was a great pleasure to host our alumni!
ACMT held the traditional Halloween Pumpkin Carving Challenge in order to share this American tradition with all ACMT-ers. Professors Sean Bolye and Kevin Walker, Study Abroad students Bryan Gonzales and Dana Whittemore and ACMT student Dora Oresic, crossed blades and carved pumpkins from Konavle region. Visit our Facebook page and find out who won 2010 Halloween Pumpkin Carving Challenge!
ACMT is continuing to host several visiting RIT faculty and staff. During the month of November the following RIT visitors were in Dubrovnik: Roberly Bell, Foundation Department, Professor, Jack Beck, Production Program Chair, Assoc. Prof.; John G. Zink, Assistant Vice President, Finance & Administration, Global Risk Management Services.