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NC State University Dining named College Innovator of the Year

Raleigh, N.C. (June 29, 2015) – University Dining at NC State University has been chosen as Food Management magazine’s 2015 College Innovator of the Year in their June 2015 issue.

This award recognizes the nation’s most forward-thinking college dining service each year and is the latest accolade for NC State’s award-winning, self-operated dining services. In 2013 NC State Dining received the Grand Goldie for Best Sustainable Practices and in 2014 also received awards Top College & University Foodservice Innovators, Top 15 Healthiest Non-Commercial FoodService and Food Service Director of the Month (for Senior Director of Hospitality Services, Randy Lait) all from FoodService Magazine.

NC State University Dining has been particularly busy over the past four years, developing five new concepts and adding three commercial brands in the new Talley Student Union, developing the multi-concept On the Oval on Centennial Campus, renovating its Atrium Food Court and adding an ice cream and a smoothie shop.

Speaking on this success, Lait was quick to focus on the dynamic and committed team at University Dining.  “NC State is known nationally for innovation, and we are always working to ensure that our dining programs are on the forefront of that innovation. We want the Wolfpack community to know that we never stop exploring new ways to serve them.”

University Dining is a department of Campus Enterprises, the lead division for retail and hospitality on the NC State campus.

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Starbucks Coming to Talley Student Union

Raleigh, N.C. (June 9, 2015) – NC State will proudly welcome a new Starbucks location to Talley Student Union. The full-service Starbucks is expected to open its doors at 8:00 a.m. on Monday, June 22, 2015. Accessible via Talley’s new Cates Avenue entrance, the café will also serve as an access point to the University Bookstore upon its relocation to Talley from Harrelson Hall.

Grand opening activities on opening day will include a reusable grande mug given to the first 100 customers, along with a Starbucks gift card scavenger hunt. Visit facebook.com/ncsudining or @ncstatedining on Twitter for more grand opening details.

Menu options will include Starbucks’ signature beverages, pastries, sandwiches and paninis.

Patrons may use various payment options for Starbucks purchases including Meal Credits, Dining Dollars, AllCampus, credit, debit and cash. The Meal Credit rates are $6.00 for breakfast and $7.50 for lunch, dinner and late-night.

Summer 2015 hours of operation will be:

Monday – Friday: 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Saturday – Sunday: Closed

Talley Wolf

Talley Turns Heads

If the commencement weekend traffic was any indication, the rebuilt Talley Student Union will become the hoped-for heart and soul of NC State’s campus for students, staff, faculty and visitors.

After more than two years of renovation, the second phase of construction is finished and the union is open for all to see. That doesn’t, of course, mean the $120 million project is complete, says Tim Hogan, director of NC State student centers.

The building won’t likely be fully functional until students return in August, but the doors are open, the chancellor’s seal is in place at the Cates Street entrance and the three-story tall wolf trellis is ready for photographers.

The union opened on Friday, in time for a chancellor’s reception as part of commencement weekend.  [read full article]

May 14, 2015 – Tim Peeler, NC State News Services

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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Executive catering chef for Rave! Catering receives University Award for Excellence

Mark TurnerAs the lead chef for the Rave Catering production team, Turner frequently works long hours and is accustomed to extinguishing the occasional fire. Last spring, still tired from working 19 hours the previous day, Turner arrived home and witnessed 20-foot high flames coming from a neighbor’s chimney. Turner quickly went to the house and alerted the neighbor. Before fire trucks arrived Turner and another neighbor climbed up and down a ladder with buckets of water to douse the flames that had spread to the roof and gutters. [read more]

Mark Turner
Office of Finance and Business
Executive catering chef for Rave! Catering

Exciting News and Updates!

It’s been quite some time since my last blog post, but you can blame Campus Enterprises for that. We have had so much going on in our offices lately that I’ve unfortunately had to stray from my blogging duties. Here’s a quick look at what we’ve been up to:

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[li]The Bookstore put on Tailgate Toss, a two-day cornhole competition that featured a grand prize of over $800-worth of tailgating merchandise[/li]

[li]The Bookstore is working on some great new contests and promotions for students to win even more prizes[/li]

[li]The Bookstore is getting close to launching a pretty awesome new program that you’re definitely going to be interested in, so stay tuned for announcements and updates on that[/li]

[li]Campus Enterprises started the Spirit Bands campaign to promote Red Fridays on campus by distributing free wristbands to students and faculty at different locations around campus (I think there still might be a few left, so go get yours if you haven’t already!)[/li][/ul]

 

And then there’s this little thing called the Talley renovation. Well, today we finally got the green light to go ahead and announce that the grand opening of the new Talley Student Union will be on Wednesday, October 23rd! It’s been so hectic here with everyone trying to get everything ready for the opening, and now it’s finally here!

As you probably know, Phase I of the New Talley was supposed to open earlier in the semester, but due to a few unforeseen drawbacks, this wasn’t possible. It was definitely a little bit stressful on this end, especially being sworn to secrecy every time a new tentative opening date was released… And with good reason, since every time we got a new date, it was canceled and pushed back again. But let me tell you, the wait was so worth it!

Another one of the interns and I got an exclusive tour of Talley last week and we got to see all of the amazing changes that have been made over the past two and a half years. Phase I of Talley includes a whole slew of new dining options, including Jason’s Deli, Los Lobos Mexican Grill, Red Sky Pizza, and Tuffy’s Diner. I tried the turkey wrap from Jason’s Deli and it was honestly one of the best wraps I’ve ever had (I wish I were exaggerating). We also took burrito bowls from Los Lobos and cannolis from Red Sky to-go! Believe a fellow member of the Pack when I say that the food at Talley is absolutely incredible. We’ve all been waiting for this for a long time, and trust me…it’s totally worth it!

Phase I also includes a ton of lounge space, both indoors and out, and now all of that red clay and dirt we’ve been staring at for the past two years is finally being replaced with beautiful green grass as the Stafford Commons. The other parts of Phase II will open in the spring, but I can’t wait for Phase II to be complete in early 2015. Why, you ask? Once it’s finished, the Talley Student Union will feature a 40,000 square-foot state-of-the-art NC State Bookstore! Would it be wrong of me to say that I’m most excited for there to be a Starbucks inside? It would be? Oops…

But in all seriousness, we’re doing everything we can to make sure that we’re providing the students, faculty, and other Wolfpack fans with the absolute best facilities that we possibly can. The Talley Student Union is going to be the place for students to get whatever it is they need, whether it’s a quick snack from the Talley Market, a burger from Tuffy’s Diner, textbooks, laptops, school supplies, and other Wolfpack gear from the new Bookstore, or just a nice spot to relax in between classes. The only downside to Talley that I can see is that I won’t be around to experience it for as long as I’d like to. Who knows, maybe I’ll end up an NC State grad student and still be able to get my Howling Cow fix from the Talley Market…

Well, that should do it for this post. Stay tuned for more updates on Talley, the Bookstore, and other exciting news from Campus Enterprises. I promise [to try] to not go another month until my next post.

Until next time… GO PACK!

Talley Student Union to Open October 23

RALEIGH, N.C. (Oct. 23, 2013) – The University Student Centers Board of Directors is pleased to announce that the new Talley Student Union will open on Wednesday, Oct. 23, at 4 p.m.  The facility, originally built in 1973, began undergoing a two-phase reconstruction in 2011. This is the first part of Phase I of the new the building to open.

“The vision of past students was to make NC State University a place of learning, collaboration, and service life,” said Wesley Lo, president of the Student Centers Board of Directors, who announced the opening of Talley Student Union earlier today. “This building certainly helps to accomplish just that. It is a building that students will thoroughly enjoy.”

According to Tim Hogan, director of University Student Centers, Talley Student Union will be the hub for quality student-life experiences.

“The vision of Talley Student Union is to reinvigorate the College Union idea at NC State,” Hogan said. “As we begin to open parts of this phased project, each additional service, venue, space, department and activity will bring this vision to life.”

Phase I of Talley Student Union includes the Pavilions Dining and Lounge, which features a large selection of dining options, indoor and outdoor seating, lounge space, and a temporary information desk. In the coming weeks, the gaming lounge and a large video wall with nine screens will debut as well as the outdoor green space, the Thomas H. Stafford, Jr. Commons.

New dining venues include Jason’s Deli, Red Sky Pizza Company, Los Lobos Mexican Grill, Tuffy’s Diner and Talley Market. All venues were developed exclusively for the NC State campus, with the exception of Jason’s Deli. This is the national chain’s first restaurant to be located on a college campus.

    • Jason’s Deli: The popular sandwich chain will serve fresh signature sandwiches, salads and wraps made from premium, natural ingredients.
    • Red Sky Pizza Company: Red Sky will feature New York-style pizza baked in a fire-deck oven along with Ceasar salads, antipasti salads and cannolis.
    • Tuffy’s Diner: This classic diner will serve  traditional diner cuisine, such as burgers, smoked BBQ, grilled pimento cheese sandwiches and banana pudding. Additionally, Tuffy’s will serve breakfast, including waffles, crispy bacon breakfast sandwiches and sides. Look for the signature waffle, baked in the shape of Tuffy’s head.
    • Los Lobos Mexican Grill: Los Lobos will serve made-to-order tacos, burritos and quesadillas. Sides include house-made chips, salsa, guacamole or chile-lime rice.
    • Talley Market: This convenience store will offer grab-and-go meals, beverages, sundries and snacks, including vegetarian and gluten-free choices. It will also feature a Howling Cow® ice cream counter and Yates Mill Bakery.

Additional parts of Phase I will open in Spring 2014 including Wolf Xpress, One Earth World Cuisine, Port City Java, the Senate Chamber, State Ballroom, meeting rooms and lounge space and office space for Event Services & RAVE! Catering.

Phase II of Talley is set to open in 2015 and will include the Student Involvement Center, office space, plus additional dining and retail venues, including the NC State Bookstores.

To learn more about Talley Student Union, visit go.ncsu.edu/talleystudentunion

University Student Centers and University Dining are services of Campus Enterprises, the lead division for retail and hospitality on the NC State University campus. For more information, contact Jennifer Gilmore at 919.513.3109 or via email at: jhgilmor@ncsu.edu.

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Talley Construction Update – January 31, 2013

Our apologies for not posting updates the past couple weeks. As you may have seen the building continues to change by the day. Curtain wall is starting to go up and masonry work is set to begin this week. If you walk by you can see the ballroom walls up and much more!

Schedule Update

Completion Date: December 29, 2014

  • Note: Phase I Complete Late 2013

Actual Percentage Complete: 25% (Updated 1/22; Next update: 2/26)

Project News and Announcements

None this week.

New Activities or Major Updates during the Next 7 Days 

January 31 – February 6

Noise Level during work hours: Yellow. In general crews will continue a Monday-Saturday, 7am-6pm schedule.

Phase I

1. Start west side masonry work

2. Prep, place and finish the 2nd floor east slab on grade

Phase II

1. Construction begins June 1st, 2013

Progress Status Summary (updated 1/22; Next Update: 2/26)

1. 1st floor underslab MEP

  • 45% complete, Anticipated next 30 days – 90% complete

2. Misc steel

  • 95% complete, Anticipated next 30 days – 98% complete

3. Fireproofing – West side

  • 95% complete, Anticipated next  30 days – 95% complete

4. Fireproofing – East side

  • 90% complete, Anticipated next  30 days – 95% complete

5.  Exterior Metal Stud Framing – West side

  • 100% complete

6.  Exterior Metal Stud Framing – East side

  • 50% complete, Anticipated next 30 days – 85% complete

7. Duct Work – West side

  • 20% complete, Anticipated next 30 days – 45% complete

8. Overhead Rough In – West side

  • 15% complete, Anticipated next  30 days – 30% complete

9. Roofing – West Side

  • 45% complete, Anticipated next  30 days – 90% complete

10. Interior Framing – West Side

  • 75% complete, , Anticipated next 30 days – 95% complete

11. Curtain Wall – West Side

  • 5% complete, Anticipated next 30 days – 50% complete

Upcoming Construction Milestones:

  • May 12, 2013 – Current Talley closes for construction
  • June 2013 – Phase II construction starts
  • Late 2013 – New Talley Phase I Opens

Stay connected with the Talley Project 

Feedback or questions, email us talley-project@ncsu.edu

Website: http://go.ncsu.edu/newtalley

Webcams: http://go.ncsu.edu/talleywebcam

Twitter: @NCSU_Talley

Facebook: Talley Student Center at North Carolina State University

Talley Construction Update – January 3, 2013

Photo: View from Carroll Hall January 3, 2013

HAPPY NEW YEAR! Hope everyone had a great winter break. As you walk around the perimeter of the site you should notice some differences on site. Most notably is that the crane is gone, but also more of the exterior framing and skin has gone up. Inside the building suites, rooms and hallways are taking shape. Hopefully soon we will also have an announcement for the Late 2013 opening of New Talley. Stay tuned!

Schedule Update

Contracted Completion Date: December 29, 2014

  • Note: Phase I Complete Late 2013

Actual Percentage Complete: 22% (Updated 12/20; Next update: 1/22)

Project News and Announcements

1. Campus will be conducting a full-scale emergency exercise tomorrow (Friday, January 4th). This will impact traffic along Cates avenue. For more information see the NC State Bulletin article about the exercise.

New Activities or Major Updates during the Next 7 Days 

January 3 – January 9

Noise Level during work hours: Yellow. In general crews will continue a Monday-Saturday, 7am-6pm schedule.

Phase I

1. Start the West roofing installation

3. Start Reynold’s underground steam work

Phase II

1. Construction begins June 1st, 2013

Progress Status Summary (updated 11/27; Next Update: 1/22)

1. Phase I waterproofing and backfill

  • 95% complete, Anticipated next 30 days – 100% complete

2. Phase I West – Steel

  • 100% complete

3. Phase I West – Fireproofing

  • 75% complete, Anticipated next  30 days – 90% complete

4. Phase I West – Exterior Metal Stud Framing

  • 5% complete, Anticipated next  30 days – 50% complete

5. Phase I West – Priority Wall Framing

  • 100% complete

6. Phase I West – Duct Work

  • 0% complete, Anticipated next  30 days – 5% complete

7. Misc. Steel

  • 40% complete, Anticipated next  30 days – 80% complete

8. Phase I East – Foundations

  • 100% complete

9. Phase I East – Steel

  • 75% complete, Anticipated next 30 days – 100% complete

10. Phase I East – Slab on Deck Pours

  • 67% complete, Anticipated next 30 days – 95% complete

11. Phase I East – Fireproofing

  • 5% complete, Anticipated next 30 days – 40% complete

Upcoming Construction Milestones:

  • February 2013 – Phase I building dried in
  • May 12, 2013 – Current Talley closes for construction
  • June 2013 – Phase II construction starts
  • Late 2013 – New Talley Phase I Opens

Stay connected with the Talley Project 

Feedback or questions, email us talley-project@ncsu.edu

Website: http://go.ncsu.edu/newtalley

Webcams: http://go.ncsu.edu/talleywebcam

Twitter: @NCSU_Talley

Facebook: Talley Student Center at North Carolina State University

Talley Construction Update – December 13, 2012

Photo: View from Carroll Hall December 13, 2012

Another semester is in the books and the year is almost over! The site is buzzing with activity. Interior and exterior walls are going up, fireproofing continues, MEP (mechanical, electrical and plumbing) work  is happening, and the building is starting to take shape on the inside. Some rooms are framed in and in some cases you can look down a hallway. Remember back in August when the semester started and the first deck pour was about to begin? Check out the August 16th Update to see a picture of the site.

Schedule Update

Contracted Completion Date: December 29, 2014

  • Note: Phase I Complete Late 2013

Actual Percentage Complete: 17% (Next update: 12/20)

Project News and Announcements

1. There is a lot of work going on around campus during the break that impact traffic. This includes work on Cates Avenue with installation of a gas line for the New Talley and electrical shutdowns impacting the Cates/Morrill Traffic Light. For dates and other work on campus see NCSU Transportation’s Winter Construction Map.

2. Campus will be conducting a full-scale emergency exercise at the start of the new year, January 4th. This will impact traffic along Cates avenue. For more information see the NC State Bulletin article about the exercise.

New Activities or Major Updates during the Next 7 Days 

December 13 – December 19

Noise Level during work hours: Yellow

Phase I

1. Early Morning (4:30am) Concrete Pour Friday 12/14 for the 4th & 5th floor east side decks

2. Start the 3rd floor west Mechanical, Electrical and Plumbing rough-in

3. Start the east side stair installation

4. Test the new fire line

Phase II

1. Stewart Theatre Closes for construction December 16, 2012

2. Construction begins June 1st, 2013

Progress Status Summary (Next Update: 12/20)

1. Phase I waterproofing and backfill

  • 95% complete, Anticipated next 30 days – 100% complete

2. Phase I West – Steel

  • 100% complete

3. Phase I West – Fireproofing

  • 75% complete, Anticipated next  30 days – 90% complete

4. Phase I West – Exterior Metal Stud Framing

  • 5% complete, Anticipated next  30 days – 50% complete

5. Phase I West – Priority Wall Framing

  • 100% complete

6. Phase I West – Duct Work

  • 0% complete, Anticipated next  30 days – 5% complete

7. Misc. Steel

  • 40% complete, Anticipated next  30 days – 80% complete

8. Phase I East – Foundations

  • 100% complete

9. Phase I East – Steel

  • 75% complete, Anticipated next 30 days – 100% complete

10. Phase I East – Slab on Deck Pours

  • 67% complete, Anticipated next 30 days – 95% complete

11. Phase I East – Fireproofing

  • 5% complete, Anticipated next 30 days – 40% complete

Upcoming Construction Milestones:

  • February 2013 – Phase I building dried in
  • May 12, 2013 – Current Talley closes for construction
  • June 2013 – Phase II construction starts
  • Late 2013 – New Talley Phase I Opens

Stay connected with the Talley Project 

Feedback or questions, email us talley-project@ncsu.edu

Website: http://go.ncsu.edu/newtalley

Webcams: http://go.ncsu.edu/talleywebcam

Twitter: @NCSU_Talley

Facebook: Talley Student Center at North Carolina State University