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NC State Bookstores partners with campus leaders in support of the ‘Our Three Winners’ fund.

wwtee-smNC State Bookstores has partnered with the Office of International Affairs to introduce a new line of products to celebrate NC State’s diversity and global reach. The first Wolfpack World items–special edition t-shirts and mugs–will benefit the ‘Our Three Winners’ fund, which was established to award scholarships in the names of students Deah Barakat, Yusor Abu-Salha, and Razan Abu-Salha, whose lives were tragically lost in February.  Deah, Yusor and Razan were devoted to global philanthropic efforts including refugee work in Turkey.

“Deah, Yusor and Razan exemplified the best of NC State and will forever serve as role models for our student body,” Chancellor Randy Woodson said at his address on campus February 20. “Each was not only an outstanding student, but individually and as a family they lived their lives bringing joy to others, helping those in need and making the world a better place.”

mugSearching to support the “Our Three Winners” fun, the NC State Bookstore and Trademark Licensing office, all part of Campus Enterprises, had plans to develop a line of spirit wear that spoke to the global impact of our university. NC State is the statewide leader in international student enrollment where they make up 10 percent of the student body. More than 1,000 NC State students study abroad annually.

The t-shirt features a world map fashioned from the word WOLFPACK depicted in different languages that was designed by Fernanda Duarte, a doctoral candidate and intern at the Office of International Services. The mug also features a design based on the word WOLFPACK depicted in various languages.

The t-shirts and mugs will retail for $10 each. All proceeds from the sale of the WOLFPACK WORLD will be given to the Our Three Winners Fund.

Contributions to the find can be made securely online at go.ncsu.edu/ourthreewinners. Checks made out to Our Three Winners fund may be sent to: Our Three Winners, Campus Box 7474, Raleigh, NC 27695-7474.

For all other inquiries about honoring the lives and legacies of Deah, Yusor and Razan, contact Laurie Reinhardt-Plotnik, associate vice chancellor for development, at ljreinha@ncsu.edu or 919-515-9086.

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7th Annual T-Shirt Design Contest

 

WE HAVE A WINNER!

 

Congratulations Yu Pan for winning the contest this year! He takes home a $250 Bookstore Gift Card (which can be used on anything we sell from iPads to textbooks) and a brand new Moto X2 courtesy of Republic Wireless!

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NC State Bookstores SEVENTH ANNUAL T-Shirt Design Contest

Win big, help the Pack!

Our grand prize winner will receive a $250 shopping spree at NC State Bookstores!

JUST IN: Republic Wireless has teamed up with the Bookstore and the grand prize winner will ALSO receive the brand new Moto X 2nd Gen with a YEAR of service!

 

The grand prize shirts will be seen for sale in the Bookstore! We will announce the winners at our BIG REVEAL (date to be announced).

Judging & Voting
Once all of the designs have been submitted, a panel of judges will select several of the top designs. These designs will become semi-finalists and will go on to university-wide voting. University wide voting will be taken into consideration when selecting the winners.
Semi-finalists will be selected based on the following criteria:

How well the design/slogan reflects NC State University.
Whether the design/slogan is eye-catching, powerful and unique.
Whether the design/slogan is in keeping with the university’s code of conduct.
Compliance with trademark licensing regulations. http://campusenterprises.ncsu.edu/ncstate-trademark-licensing/

Guidelines

· Students may submit as many designs as they like within the deadline period.
· By submitting a design for consideration, you confirm that to the best of your knowledge, the design you are
submitting is your own original work and that no other persons or parties can claim ownership.
· Any designs that do not win the first year may be resubmitted the next year(s).
· The design will be screen-printed on the front of a cotton t-shirt. Two-sided tees will also be considered.
· You may use up to two ink colors with the fabric color as a third color.
· Designs must include logos from NC State University only. Logos from other schools are not allowed.
· Designs should be submitted electronically via email. Hard copies of hand drawn art are also acceptable.
· The contest is open to current NC State students only.
· The design competition is an annual event held each spring semester.
· All entries become the exclusive property of NC State Bookstores.
· NC State Bookstores reserves the right to modify and amend these guidelines at any time without notice.

PLEASE SUBMIT ALL DESIGNS BY EMAIL TO bookstore@ncsu.edu and ONLY USE THE FOLLOWING TEMPLATES.

Templates (contact us for vectors should you need them):
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NC State Takes Part in National Initiative to Make Campus Healthier

November 16, 2014 (Raleigh, N.C.) — NC State University will join the Partnership for a Healthier America (PHA) in a commitment to improve campus health by formalizing guidelines around food, nutrition, physical activity and programming.
Through the PHA’s new Healthier Campus Initiative, NC State units agree to implement or strengthen 23 wellness-related guidelines over the next three years. They include:
  • Offering more fruits, vegetables and whole grains while reducing the amount of fried food offered in campus dining halls and eateries.
  • Continuing implementation of a bicycle and pedestrian accommodation policy, and/or participating in a national bicycle or pedestrian recognition program.
  • Providing all students 16-hour-per-day access to at least one fitness/recreation center during the academic year without an additional user fee beyond student fees.

This is a great opportunity to improve the health and wellness of our campus community – which is, of course, very important,” said NC State Chancellor Randy Woodson. “This initiative provides healthier dining choices and more opportunities for physical activity to our students, faculty and staff, and is another great example of our think-and-do spirit.”

The Healthier Campus Initiative was announced Sunday, Nov. 16 at the American Public Health Association’s 2014 Annual Meeting & Exposition in New Orleans.
NC State is one of the first 20 schools to sign on to the initiative, which has the potential to affect more than 500,000 students and 126,000 faculty and staff nationally, including the 34,000 students and more than 8,000 faculty and staff on NC State’s campus. The initiative is a partnership with the private sector; first lady Michelle Obama serves as honorary chair.“The Healthier Campus Initiative is an excellent opportunity for us to come together as a campus and take a more holistic approach to student well-being, specifically obesity,” said Dr. Mike Mullen, NC State’s vice chancellor and dean for academic and student affairs.
“It also solidifies our commitment to student health and wellness.”“Colleges and universities are in a unique position to help shape tomorrow’s leaders, whether they are teachers, coaches, policymakers, CEOs, moms or dads,” said PHA CEO Lawrence A. Soler. “We know that going to college is a time of change for many students – we also know that means it’s a time when new habits are formed. By creating healthier food and physical activity environments today, campuses and universities are encouraging healthier habits that will carry over into tomorrow.”For more information on PHA and its Healthier Campus Initiative, visit www.ahealthieramerica.org/campuses.
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New Smoothie Shop Coming to NC State Campus

Raleigh, NC (December 3, 2014) – Campus Enterprises proudly announces the future opening of Smoothie U, a new campus smoothie shop. Smoothie U is expected to open its doors during the spring semester. It will be located in the space formerly occupied by Wolf Xpress next to the Atrium Food Court.

Smoothie U was developed especially for the NC State campus,” said Randy Lait, senior director for Hospitality Services. “We’ve created a combination of yogurt- and fruit-based smoothies to choose from.”

Menu options will include:

  • Yogurt-Based Smoothies-
    Twisted Berry- raspberries, blueberries, blackberries and strawberries.
    PB&J- strawberries, bananas, peanut butter and honey.
    Mean Green- bananas, mangoes, pineapples and spinach.
     
  • Juice-Based Smoothies-
    Peach Sunset- peaches, strawberries and almonds.
    Berry Dream- raspberries, blueberries, blackberries and strawberries.
    Tropical Paradise- bananas, mangoes, pineapples and coconut.
     

Payment options include meal credits, Dining Dollars, AllCampus, credit cards and cash.

Hours of operation will be:

Monday- Thursday: 10:30 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Friday: 10:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Saturday- Sunday: Closed

University Dining is a service of Campus Enterprises, the lead division for retail and hospitality on the NC State University campus. For more information, contact Lindsay Hester at 919.513.0543 or via email at lphester@ncsu.edu.

NC State Takes Part in National Initiative to Make Campus Healthier

November 16, 2014 (Raleigh, N.C.) — NC State University will join the Partnership for a Healthier America (PHA) in a commitment to improve campus health by formalizing guidelines around food, nutrition, physical activity and programming.

Through the PHA’s new Healthier Campus Initiative, NC State units agree to implement or strengthen 23 wellness-related guidelines over the next three years. They include:

  • Offering more fruits, vegetables and whole grains while reducing the amount of fried food offered in campus dining halls and eateries.
  • Continuing implementation of a bicycle and pedestrian accommodation policy, and/or participating in a national bicycle or pedestrian recognition program.
  • Providing all students 16-hour-per-day access to at least one fitness/recreation center during the academic year without an additional user fee beyond student fees.

“This is a great opportunity to improve the health and wellness of our campus community – which is, of course, very important,” said NC State Chancellor Randy Woodson. “This initiative provides healthier dining choices and more opportunities for physical activity to our students, faculty and staff, and is another great example of our think-and-do spirit.”The Healthier Campus Initiative was announced Sunday, Nov. 16 at the American Public Health Association’s 2014 Annual Meeting & Exposition in New Orleans.

NC State is one of the first 20 schools to sign on to the initiative, which has the potential to affect more than 500,000 students and 126,000 faculty and staff nationally, including the 34,000 students and more than 8,000 faculty and staff on NC State’s campus. The initiative is a partnership with the private sector; first lady Michelle Obama serves as honorary chair.“The Healthier Campus Initiative is an excellent opportunity for us to come together as a campus and take a more holistic approach to student well-being, specifically obesity,” said Dr. Mike Mullen, NC State’s vice chancellor and dean for academic and student affairs.
“It also solidifies our commitment to student health and wellness.”“Colleges and universities are in a unique position to help shape tomorrow’s leaders, whether they are teachers, coaches, policymakers, CEOs, moms or dads,” said PHA CEO Lawrence A. Soler. “We know that going to college is a time of change for many students ­– we also know that means it’s a time when new habits are formed. By creating healthier food and physical activity environments today, campuses and universities are encouraging healthier habits that will carry over into tomorrow.”For more information on PHA and its Healthier Campus Initiative, visit www.ahealthieramerica.org/campuses.
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NC State’s Yates Mill Bakery to Offer Online Ordering

YATES MILL BAKERYYates Mill Bakery, located within Talley Market in Talley Student Union, has been providing NC State with sweet treats since fall 2013. To sweeten the deal, the bakery now offers an online ordering portal to make it easier for parents and loved ones to surprise their students with cakes and cupcakes made just for them.

“NC State parents and loved ones have asked for a way to order cakes and treats for their student, be it for a birthday, holiday or to celebrate a special milestone or event,” said Randy Lait, senior director of hospitality services at NC State. “We are pleased to be able to provide this service and believe not only will parents love it, but also our faculty and staff who want to surprise family and friends for birthdays, weddings and retirement event.”

Orders can be placed at go.ncsu.edu/yates-cakes a minimum of three days in advance of the special occasion using a credit card. Yates Mill signature desserts range from red velvet cake to lemon raspberry cake and chocolate peanut butter cupcakes, but customizable cakes are also available. Any cake can be personalized for the occasion.

“We wanted to make this easy for parents,” Lait continued. “When they order the cake, they will enter their student’s name and email address, which will allow us to send a special note telling the student someone’s thinking of them and that a cake will be waiting at the bakery for pick up. All the student has to do is stop by at their convenience. The bakery is open from early morning to late into the evening daily.

“Faculty and staff can order online, too, and just stop by at their convenience, too. We hope to become the bakery of choice for birthdays, weddings and more. We even do special pies during the holidays and want expand the bakery program to carry even more options through our online ordering system.”

Departments wanting to order Yates Mill Bakery cakes should contact Rave! Event Services at 919.513.8368.

NC State’s Executive Pastry Chef, Kelly Bellmore, brings her award-winning talents to Yates Mill Bakery and is excited to share her creations with the Wolf Pack. For two consecutive years Bellmore has been awarded the gold medal and Best in Show from the American Culinary Federation Competition. With the help of her team, Bellmore’s delicious treats are sure to suit every Pack member’s taste buds._MH11546“We have worked hard to create a variety of options, including vegan and vegetarian, that our students will love,” said Bellmore. “We use only quality ingredients and take great pride in our creations.”

Yates Mill Bakery is open for business seven days a week until midnight or until 1 a.m. on Friday and Saturday. To contact the bakery, call 919.513.2757 or visit go.ncsu.edu/yates-cakes. More information on services and allergens can be found at http://campusenterprises.ncsu.edu/yates/faq/.

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Yates Mill Bakery is a part of University Dining, a service of Campus Enterprises, the lead division for retail and hospitality at NC State University. Learn more at campusenterprises.ncsu.edu.

Carol Johnson Poole Clubhouse

Legends of NC State Golf Tournament Scheduled for September 26

Tournament to Benefit the Carol Johnson Poole Clubhouse

September 19, 2014 (Raleigh, N.C.) — The Lonnie Poole Golf Course will host the 2014 Legends of NC State Golf Tournament Friday, Sept. 26, to celebrate members of the Wolfpack community who have made significant contributions to NC State athletics. Revenues from the tournament will be used to support the Carol Johnson Poole Clubhouse, which opened last January.

This is the third year the Legends Tournament has taken place. Platinum-level sponsors for the tournament include Bojangles/Tri-Arc Foods, and Revels Turf & Tractor.

More than 17 “Legends” will participate, including Mark Gottfried, Torry Holt, Terrence Holt,  Johnny Evans, Page Marsh, Lou Pucillo, Bob Hounsell, Bates Battaglia, Charlie Bryant, Eddie Biedenbach, Bobby Lutz, Terry Harvey, Kelly Mitchum, Mike Lombardo, Albin Choi, Don Shea and Mark Thomas.

The Lonnie Poole Golf Course not only fulfills a recreational and athletics role but also provides the university with a functioning laboratory for research and teaching. Turfgrass Management, Professional Golf Management, Crop Science, Horticulture, Entomology and Plant Pathology programs as well as College of Agriculture and Life Sciences sustainability students all use the golf course in their studies and research.

“We have enjoyed watching the golf course grow to meet the needs of the variety of NC State communities,” said Dr. Dan Adams, vice chancellor of Campus Enterprises at NC State. “The addition of the clubhouse has raised the bar even higher in terms our our ability to draw the best students and athletes to our university.”

Gold Sponsors include Adidas, Licensing Resource Group, U.S. Bank, Player’s Retreat, and Carolinas Golf Group. Silver Sponsors are Rex Hospital, Shelco, U.S. Foods, Coke, Chick-fil-A and E-Z-Go Golf Carts and Campus Enterprises. Bronze Sponsor is Color ID.

To learn more about the tournament, visit go.ncsu.edu/legends

 

About the Carol Johnson Poole Clubhouse:

The 22,000-square-foot, two-story clubhouse offers breathtaking views of the Raleigh skyline and first-class service to golfers, diners, varsity golf teams and students studying professional golf management and turf management.

Before the clubhouse was constructed, NC State golf programs were housed in a series of trailers originally designed to hold machinery. Robert Wade, director of the N.C. State PGA Golf Management Program, told the Technician in January that though the structure was refurbished, it did not compare to having a real clubhouse.

In addition to the golf management program, the clubhouse benefits several groups, including the PGA program of the College of Natural Resources, the turfgrass program and the N.C. State women’s and men’s golf teams.

Also featured at the clubhouse are a full-service restaurant, bar and catering, golf shop, public and Charter Partner locker rooms, meeting rooms, golf cart storage, and many other amenities. The $7 million clubhouse was built over the course of one year with private donations, the lead donation provided by Lonnie Poole and his wife, Carol Johnson Poole.

 

The Lonnie Poole Golf Course is a service of Campus Enterprises, the lead division for retail and hospitality on the NC State University campus.

NC State Bookstores Unveils Name for New Flagship Store in Talley Student Union

For Immediate Release

Alex Barnett
NC State University
Campus Enterprises
919.513.3938
alex_barnett@ncsu.edu

The new name and logo was unveiled on the glass of a portion of the new store that protrudes into the completed Phase I section of Talley Student Union.

NC State Bookstores Unveils Name for New Flagship Store in Talley Student Union

Wolfpack Outfitters Scheduled to Open in Spring 2015

Raleigh, N.C. (August 18, 2014) — The NC State Bookstores is looking forward to its spacious new home within the new Talley Student Union, and with it, a new name: Wolfpack Outfitters.

NC State joins the ranks of many campus stores that are choosing to shed the “bookstore” moniker in favor of something more contemporary.

“The term, “bookstore” no longer describes the majority of what we do,” explained Anthony Sanders, associate director of the NC State Bookstores. “With the evolution of the traditional textbook into ebooks, rentals, manuals and computer-accessed course materials, the term “bookstore” doesn’t really apply to today’s campus store. On top of that, we carry so much more.

“While we will always be the main NC State provider for course materials, we also will feature a significantly larger and ever-expanding product spectrum to satisfy the demand of our students, faculty, staff, alumni and fans,” he added.

The NC State Bookstore moved to Harrelson Hall in 2011 to accommodate the expansion and renovation of Talley Student Union. It’s new location in Phase II is expected to open in Spring 2015 and will feature a Starbucks, Clinique Counter, expanded computer department as well as an interactive gaming center to go along with a larger footprint of 40,000 square feet. Popular athletic brands such as adidas, Under Armour, Nike, Champion and more will be available as well as some never-before-seen brands in the collegiate bookstore such as Ralph Lauren Polo.

While Wolfpack Outfitters will become the new name of main location, NC State Bookstores will remain the parent organization.

“We realize that people have developed a sense of trust in the NC State Bookstores brand, including its excellent service and competitive pricing. They also recognize that we are the official bookstore of the university. As such, we will maintain that name as an umbrella over all of our locations and services,” said Sanders.

The Bookstore has three locations: main and Centennial Campus (The Pack Shop) as well as a permanent location within the Eye Store at the PNC arena. Additionally, it has its own online store (http://shop.bookstore.ncsu.edu), concessions at athletics events, and the on-campus print shop (Wolf Xpress), all of which directly support need- and merit-based scholarships at NC State.

“We’re proud of the fact that we’re not only the official bookstore of the university, but we also directly support it each and every time we make a sale,” said Pat Hofmeister, director of NC State Bookstores.

NC State Bookstores is a service of Campus Enterprises, the lead division for retail and hospitality at NC State University. Learn more at campusenterprises.ncsu.edu.

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Talley Student Union

Talley Student Union Implements Post-Consumer Composting

Students Eating at Talley Student UnionTalley Student Union will pilot two post-consumer composting stations this fall, making it the first building on the NC State campus to provide such a service.

Students, faculty and staff dining in Talley will now have the option to place their leftovers and compostable items into a compost bin rather than a landfill bin. The post-consumer compost bins will be located next to the current waste station outside of One Earth and directly across from Port City Java. Additionally, Rave! Event Services will incorporate composting into their operations at Talley Student Union.

Many of the restaurants at Talley, which are all operated by University Dining, use compostable products such as plates, clamshells, and napkins. “Composting at Talley has always been part of the plan as we seek LEED certification of the new Talley Student Union, in addition to our ongoing commitment to divert waste from the landfill,” explained Dr. TJ Willis, associate director of University Student Centers.

Up to 31 percent of the U.S. Food Supply is wasted every year, according to the United States Department of Agriculture. That means 133 billion pounds of uneaten food typically ends up in landfills where it rots and produces methane, a harmful greenhouse gas. Rather than ending up in the landfill, compost collected from Talley will be transported to Brooks Contractor Composting Facility with other food waste and compostables collected on campus, including pre-consumer dining hall waste, zero waste special events and University Housing’s pizza box composting project.

Since 2010, NC State’s three dining halls have diverted more than 1,348 tons from the landfill through composting as well by adding an anaerobic digester (which liquefies food waste) to its largest dining hall during a dishwashing room renovation in 2013.

Talley Student Union Composting: Add One

“Education will be a key component to the success of this pilot,” explained Analis Fulghum program manager for Waste Reduction and Recycling. “We plan to work with the campus community to raise awareness of how to compost effectively and determine if it’s feasible to expand post-consumer collection into other buildings on campus.”

The Waste Reduction and Recycling Office credits Campus Enterprises–which comprises University Dining, University Student Centers and Rave! Event Services as well as the other retail and hospitality services on campus–in helping to further composting efforts for campus and leading the way for post-consumer collection in other parts of campus.

“We are excited to work with our campus partners to implement this program, and look forward to the campus community joining this partnership to make the post-consumer composting a success,” Dr. Willis added.

Composting at Talley is a collaborative effort between NC State’s Campus Enterprises and Waste Reduction and Recycling departments.

For more information about Waste Reduction and Recycling efforts at NC State, visit recycling.ncsu.edu.  For more information about Talley Student Union, visit go.ncsu.edu/talley. For more information about Campus Enterprises, visit campusenterprises.ncsu.edu.
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FoodService Director of the Month: Randy Lait

By Megan Warmouth

Randy Lait has transformed dining at North Carolina State University by leading the development and construction of 16 new campus dining units.

When you’ve been an employee at the same place for more than 30 years, you’re bound to see a lot of change. You leave an impact on the workplace when you are the driving force behind those changes. Such is the case with Randy Lait at North Carolina State University, in Raleigh. In his 30 years with the university, Lait has reorganized the department, transformed retail dining and cut costs while increasing services.

Though he planned to study computer programming, Lait worked his way up the department’s ranks from student employee to dining unit manager and eventually to business manager, discovering the ins and outs as he went. “The foodservice thing just came about as they needed somebody to work and I needed a job,” Lait explains. “I switched my major to economics and I ended up getting two degrees, one in economics and one in business management. And I kept working with dining and then they had a job opening when I finished [school] and I was fortunate enough to be selected for that.”

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