FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Feb. 16, 2011
Contact: Janie Guyton Shields
MUW Office of Career Services host dining etiquette event
COLUMBUS, Miss. -- Mississippi University for Women's Office of Career Services will host its annual dining etiquette event Feb. 23-24. This year's theme is Dining at Its Finest.
The general session will be held in the Claudia A. Limbert Assembly Room on Wednesday at 6:30 p.m.
Dr. Christine Moore, coordinator of the Family and Consumer Sciences program at Brigham Young University in Utah, Ariz., will be the guest speaker. Moore will give instructions on proper dining and business etiquette. She has taught etiquette to teens for over 30 years as a middle level teacher. Moore has received numerous national awards for her curriculum from the Kellogg foundation, American Association for Protecting Children and LifeTouch, Inc. In addition, she has received several Utah teacher of the year Awards from the Utah Family and Consumer Sciences Association, Utah Vocational Association, Utah State Board of Education, and the Granite Education Foundation.
This session is free and open to the public.
On Thursday, at 11:30 a.m., the Meals and Models Showcase and etiquette practice will take place in Pope Banquet Room, Hogarth Dining Center. There will be a buffet-style lunch to allow students to practice the etiquette tips they learned during the general session as they view the “What to Wear” fashion show sponsored by Belk department store.
“As a bonus, 40 of our etiquette participants will be chosen for an ultimate dining experience Thursday evening at 6 p.m.,” said Towanda Williams, assistant director of career services at MUW. “These students will be escorted by limo to a free dinner at our mystery restaurant.” The luxury ride is sponsored by Leo’s Limo Services and Premier Media Group.
Business attire is required and tickets must be presented for both events on Thursday. There is limited seating for the luncheon, and tickets should be picked up in Cochran Hall on the fourth floor.
For more information, contact Williams at (662) 241-7619 or firstname.lastname@example.org.