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Perry Field House Reflection

Filed under: TLEP — vkurt at 9:51 am on Monday, April 18, 2011

Two areas where I found that the Field House meets or surpasses suggestions in the book would be the use of area considerations used for more than one purpose. For example the indoor track area can be used for track meets, practice, volleyball, basketball, wrestling meets and even trade shows and dinners. That specific area […]

Article Critique

Filed under: TLEP — vkurt at 9:27 pm on Thursday, April 7, 2011

TLEP 4830 The Miracle Team Characteristics: ¬†This article focuses on Edwin Roberts, Kent Bernard, Edwin Skinner, and Wendell Mottley, the track and field athletes from Trinidad and Tobago who won the first Olympic medals for the country at the 1964 Olympics in Tokyo, Japan. It outlines the motivation of the athletes in becoming involved in […]

Program Statement

Filed under: TLEP — vkurt at 9:18 pm on Thursday, April 7, 2011

Program Statement for Eppler Complex: Eppler Complex will be completely renovated between the Summer 2011 and 2012. The complex will be more open and not so many hallways. The gymnasiums will stay as they are for gymnastics, cheerleading and other tourism/recreation classes. Additions will be made including a computer lab and lounge. These changes will […]

Olympic Assignment: Lake Placid

Filed under: TLEP — vkurt at 4:45 pm on Wednesday, April 6, 2011

I feel that Lake Placid definitely benefited from hosting the 1980 Olympic games. Lake Placid is a small city of about 3,000 people. A study showed that Lake Placid generated more than $356 million statewide in 2004-05. Staging the Olympics is very expensive, and the long term benefits to both the locals’ lifestyle and to […]

Ancillary Areas: Oklahoma University

Filed under: TLEP — vkurt at 10:22 am on Thursday, March 24, 2011

The University of Oklahoma has a newly 2008-2009 renovated 9,000 square foot Locker Room. 10 Things that are a positive for customers: -Unique lighting -comfortable seating – large shelving/cubby holes -customized carpeting -customized ceiling with OU block letters -meeting space -Plasma Televisons -open space -lots of seating options A new facility in any university is […]

Technology Assignment

Filed under: TLEP — vkurt at 8:56 am on Thursday, March 24, 2011

Technology is huge in the field of tourism, leisure, and event planning. Not only in that industry but becoming massive all around the world. There is not one business that doesn’t use some type of technology to keep it going. Two benefits of technology for event planning would be the invention of social networks such […]

Ice Arena Tour Reflection

Filed under: TLEP — vkurt at 10:25 am on Monday, March 21, 2011

Part 1 – Examine the flooring and surfaces in the BGSU Ice Arena (locker rooms, hall ways, lobby, lounge, walls, ceilings, etc.) for their efficiency based on projected use of the facility and recommendations in Sawyer, Chapter 8. Part 2 – What is your overall impression of the BGSU Ice Arena?¬† Does it meet the […]

Capital Planning

Filed under: TLEP — vkurt at 11:17 am on Friday, February 11, 2011

I really enjoyed Bob Waddle’s presentation on Capital Planning of the Wolfe Center and Stroh Center. They answered alot of interesting questions that people have been wondering about as we see the Stroh and Wolfe Center being built and also the new housing going up around campus. I learned that there is alot more that […]

Capital Planning Questions

Filed under: TLEP — vkurt at 10:08 am on Thursday, February 10, 2011

List 5 thoughtful questions for quest speaker, Bob Waddle, BGSU Director of Capital Planning. 1. What exactly is capital planning? 2. How does it help the event planning/tourism industry? 3. How does can it hurt the event planning/tourism industry? 4. Does almost everyone use capital planning when working in a business or organization? 5. What […]

ADA Scavenger Hunt

Filed under: TLEP — vkurt at 9:52 am on Thursday, February 10, 2011

For TLEP 4830 class we did a Scavenger Hunt around campus to find all of the positives and negatives for ADA approved facilities. Here are a few things my group came up with: + Handicap automatic doors Different level drinking fountains Space underneath drinking fountain for wheelchair access Elevevators Brail Ramps SRC Eleveator Pool access […]

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