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“It is with great honor and tremendous gratitude to the Day family that we accept this gift and embark on the creation of the Cecil B. Day Immersion Program,” said Debra Cannon, director of the Cecil B. Day School of Hospitality Administration. “Cecil B. Day was a pioneering innovator and marketing genius, and we are thrilled to further his legacy through this new program. During a time when our industry needs innovation the most, this student-centric gift has the power to transform careers and change lives.”

The competitive application and selection process for the Cecil B. Day Immersion Program will open in fall 2021, after which admitted students will participate in professional development workshops to prepare for the experience.

Robinson’s School of Hospitality Administration was renamed the Cecil B. Day School of Hospitality Administration in 1988. Cecil B. Day is remembered as an astute businessman who developed Days Inns to national prominence throughout the course of his career. His family’s legacy of excellence and philanthropy is the foundation upon which the program bases its vision for preparing future generations of hospitality executives.

The Cecil B. Day School of Hospitality Administration is the oldest and largest hospitality administration school in Georgia. It offers certificate, bachelors, and master’s-level programs.  CEOWORLD  ranks it 22nd among the world’s top hospitality and hotel management schools, and  Eduniversal  ranks the school’s Regynald G. Washington Master of Global Hospitality Management 24th worldwide.

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Georgia State University Receives $2 Million Gift in Memory of Days Inns Founder to Establish Hospitality Immersion Program

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Atlanta, Dec 01, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE via COMTEX) —
Atlanta, Dec. 01, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The Cecil B. Day School of Hospitality Administration at Georgia State University’s J. Mack Robinson College of Business has received a $2 million endowment from Deen Day Sanders to establish an immersion program in memory of her late husband, Days Inns founder and school namesake, Cecil B. Day, Sr.

The endowment will be used to develop the Cecil B. Day Immersion Program to provide graduate and undergraduate hospitality students semester-long experiential learning opportunities tailored to their specific career aspirations. The majority of the gift will be used to provide scholarships and academic aid to make it possible for students of all backgrounds to participate.

Whether studying domestically or abroad, participants will take part in signature experiences that demonstrate internationally renowned examples of quality operations across all sectors of hospitality including lodging, food and beverage, event management and entertainment. Following a semester of hands-on projects, mentorship from hospitality leaders and networking, students will emerge with a greater understanding of corporate processes, analytical approaches, and strategies for innovation.

“It is with great honor and tremendous gratitude to the Day family that we accept this gift and embark on the creation of the Cecil B. Day Immersion Program,” said Debra Cannon, director of the Cecil B. Day School of Hospitality Administration. “Cecil B. Day was a pioneering innovator and marketing genius, and we are thrilled to further his legacy through this new program. During a time when our industry needs innovation the most, this student-centric gift has the power to transform careers and change lives.”

The competitive application and selection process for the Cecil B. Day Immersion Program will open in fall 2021, after which admitted students will participate in professional development workshops to prepare for the experience.

Robinson’s School of Hospitality Administration was renamed the Cecil B. Day School of Hospitality Administration in 1988. Cecil B. Day is remembered as an astute businessman who developed Days Inns to national prominence throughout the course of his career. His family’s legacy of excellence and philanthropy is the foundation upon which the program bases its vision for preparing future generations of hospitality executives.

The Cecil B. Day School of Hospitality Administration is the oldest and largest hospitality administration school in Georgia. It offers certificate, bachelors, and master’s-level programs. CEOWORLD ranks it 22nd among the world’s top hospitality and hotel management schools, and Eduniversal ranks the school’s Regynald G. Washington Master of Global Hospitality Management 24th worldwide.

Learn more about the Cecil B. Day School of Hospitality Administration at https://robinson.gsu.edu/hospitality.

About Georgia State University’s J. Mack Robinson College of Business

Georgia State University’s J. Mack Robinson College of Business is 8th among accredited U.S. business colleges for graduate enrollment, according to the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International (AACSB). More Georgia executives hold advanced degrees from Robinson and Georgia State than any other U.S. institution.

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November will see two Community Days

It appears as though “Pokemon Go” won’t have a pseudo-legendary celebration this year as Niantic announced two Community Days for November starring Electabuzz and Magmar.

In previous years, the company was more generous when assigning Pokemon to Community Days. In 2018, three events featured Dratini (February), Larvitar (June) and Beldum (October). In 2019, that dwindled down to Bagon in April. For those curious about the pseudo-legendaries, it’s a fan term given to Pokemon with a three-stage evolution and high base stat total, according to Bulbapedia. They are often powerful Pokemon used in raids and in PvP. They’re also highly sought-after. Usually, Game Freak introduces one pseudo-legendary for each generation.

It appears as though pseudo-legendaries — either Gible or Deino — won’t have a Community Day in 2020. December is usually reserved for a Community Day makeup, in which players can get Pokemon that have previously appeared in the monthly celebrations.

With that said, having Electabuzz isn’t so bad when it comes to Community Day. Its final evolution Electivire is effective in Go Battle League thanks to Wild Charge and Ice Punch. Magmar is a little more iffy but Fire-type Pokemon are severely underpowered with their movesets in PvP. The exclusive Community Day moves are geared toward surprising opponents because they normally wouldn’t have access to them. In anime terms, the two pocket monsters share a weird connection similar to Luck Voltia and Magna Swing in “Black Clover.” Here’s a look at November’s “Pokemon Go’ Community Days.

Electabuzz Community Day: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 15
Players will find Electabuzz more common with a high chance of encountering a shiny one. The shiny form is an interesting orange color with its evolution Electivire being a dark gold. Players who evolve Electabuzz into Electivire by 7 p.m. will have their Pokemon learn Flamethrower. Ideally, it could provide more coverage against Steel-type Pokemon that dominate the Ultra and Master leagues but it would also mean missing out on Ice Punch, which is an excellent surprise against Dragon types. Wild Charge is mandatory on this Pokemon.

The one big bonus to note is that Elekid will be hatching from 2km eggs, and the shiny version of that Pokemon is one of the rarer ones in “Pokemon Go.” Best of all, with the 1/4 hatch distance for the event, players who walk around will have a decent chance at getting one. As usually, incense will last three hours and taking snapshots will likely spawn an Electabuzz. Players can also get an event-exclusive Timed Research and Field Research tasks. The Timed Research provides Sinnoh Stones needed to evolve Electabuzz to Electivre.

For those wanting to spend money, players will have a chance to purchase a Community Day box for 1,280 PokeCoins. It features an Elite Fast TM, three Super Incubators, three incense and 30 Ultra Balls. If you can only purchase one Community Day box that month, this isn’t it. Elite Charge TMs are more valuable than Elite Fast TMs because the effectiveness of exclusive

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Trump courts crucial Pennsylvania eight days before election

ALLENTOWN, Pa. (Reuters) – With eight days until the U.S. election, President Donald Trump on Monday wooed voters in Pennsylvania, a battleground state he won in 2016 and is crucial to his chances of defeating Democratic challenger Joe Biden and winning a second term.

“We win Pennsylvania, we win the whole thing,” the Republican president told cheering supporters in Allentown, predicting victory in a state where opinion polls show is he trailing Biden.

More than 60 million Americans already have cast ballots ahead of the Nov. 3 election in a record-breaking pace that could lead to the highest U.S. voter turnout by percentage in more than a century.

Surging coronavirus cases in many parts of the country and a COVID-19 outbreak within Vice President Mike Pence’s staff have kept the focus of the race on the pandemic. Pence, due to campaign in Minnesota on Monday after an appearance in North Carolina on Sunday, tested negative for the coronavirus on Monday, his office said, after multiple senior aides tested positive over the weekend.

Despite Biden’s solid lead in national opinion polls, the contest appears tighter in the most critical battleground states that could decide the outcome.

A state where voters can swing toward either major party, Pennsylvania has been heavily courted with frequent visits by both candidates. Trump was due to speak later in the day in Lititz and Martinsburg. Trump also planned multiple stops in Michigan and Wisconsin this week, as well as visits to Arizona, Nebraska and Nevada.

Biden, born in Pennsylvania, has made a victory in the state a critical part of his own strategy. Trump told reporters he expects to win Pennsylvania by a larger margin than the narrow one he achieved in defeating Democrat Hillary Clinton in 2016.

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Addressing supporters, Trump touched on what he called “an existential” issue for Pennsylvania, Biden’s comment during last week’s presidential debate that if elected he would “transition” the United States away from oil and natural gas.

“He wants to go with windmills that are made in Germany and China,” Trump said, adding, “Biden’s plan is an economic death sentence for Pennsylvania’s energy sector.”

Biden was expected to remain in his home state of Delaware on Monday. He is scheduled to travel to Georgia on Tuesday, with stops in Atlanta and Warm Springs, and Florida on Thursday, with stops in Broward County and Tampa.

Biden will be aided in Florida with an appearance in Orlando on Tuesday by former President Barack Obama, under whom he served as vice president.

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Record numbers of new U.S. COVID-19 cases in recent days have offered Biden’s campaign a chance to remind voters of how Trump and his allies have played down the advice of public health experts to wear masks and observe social-distancing guidelines to battle the pandemic.

Biden on Sunday accused Trump of surrendering to the virus that has killed about 225,000 people in the United States.

Trump lashed out at Biden on Monday, calling him

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Ohio State should respect Penn State as much on Saturday as it did three days ago: College football Monday Madness

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Penn State lost its season opener in only one way, and it happened to be the only way matters.

The Nittany Lions more than doubled Indiana in yardage and time of possession. Depending on the replay angle you prefer, they also kept IU quarterback Michael Penix out of the end zone on the game’s final play in overtime — a diving 2-point conversion attempt.

Indiana’s 36-35 victory ended the Hoosiers’ futility against top-10 teams and put Penn State’s back against the wall.

Now Ohio State bears down on those wounded Nittany Lions. Saturday’s Halloween night matchup in State College projected, as recently as three days ago, as an early top 10 clash to decide who represented the East Division in Indianapolis.

Guess what? It still might be. The rivalry’s recent history — and a closer look at how that loss at Indiana unfolded — say the Buckeyes should remain on upset alert through the weekend.

Ohio State made its last three trips to Happy Valley as the higher-ranked team with national championship aspirations on the line. The Nittany Lions keep throwing up roadblocks.

• Oct. 26, 2014: Penn State nearly spoiled those Buckeyes’ national championship run by rallying from a 17-0 halftime deficit. Sam Ficken’s 31-yard field goal with nine seconds left in regulation tied it 17-17. J.T. Barrett scored on one touchdown run in overtime to tie it again, then another in double overtime for the lead. Joey Bosa’s sack on fourth-and-5 in the second OT clinched the victory.

• Oct. 23, 2016: Ohio State came in ranked No. 2 and led 21-17 with under five minutes to play. The Nittany Lions blocked a punt, and Grant Haley returned it 60 yards for the go-ahead touchdown. Penn State sacked Barrett twice on the Buckeyes’ final drive and held on for a 24-21 victory. The Nittany Lions won the Big Ten, but OSU went to the College Football Playoff.

• Sept. 29, 2018: The Nittany Lions were making the most of their whiteout, leading by 12 halfway through the fourth quarter. Ben Victor’s clutch grab-and-run for a 47-yard touchdown with 6:42 left started the comeback. Big screen passes to J.K. Dobbins and K.J. Hill, his for a go-ahead touchdown, extended it. Chase Young’s tackle for loss on a curious fourth-and-5 call ended it, and Ohio State escaped with a 27-24 victory.

Three games decided by a total of six points at the end of regulation. Go ahead and throw in a one-point OSU home win in 2017 and last season’s 28-17 victory.

Ohio State does not and should not intimidate the Nittany Lions. The question for Saturday is whether they also are playing with must-win desperation or if that loss at Indiana — and the circumstances by which it came — left them reeling.

Penn State has already suffered multiple body blows this offseason. Micah Parsons — the unanimous choice of voters in the cleveland.com Big Ten Preseason Poll as Defensive Player of the Year — opted

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Second Syracuse University freshman dies in as many days

A freshman at Syracuse University died suddenly late Wednesday — the second death of a first-year student there in as many days, school officials announced Thursday.

John “Jack” Lundin, an 18-year-old Tuckahoe native, “passed away unexpectedly” on Wednesday night, Dean of Students Marianne Thomson said in a statement.

The teenager was studying magazine, news and digital journalism at the Newhouse School of Public Communications and lived on-campus in Flint Hall. University officials did not say how he died.

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“We offer our sincerest condolences and heartfelt sympathy to John’s family, friends and loved ones,” Thomson said. “We keep all those who knew and loved John in our thoughts and prayers as they grieve this unimaginable loss.”

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His death came a day after another freshman, Trevor Pierce, 19, was killed after he was struck by a trolley while riding his skateboard near campus on Tuesday evening.

Pierce, a political philosophy major from New Hampshire, was taken to Upstate University Hospital, but could not be saved.

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“This is an especially difficult week for our community as we mourn the loss of two young lives,” Thomson said. “Know that there are resources and services available to support our students, faculty and staff during this difficult time.”

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