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Campus Enterprises Employees Awarded for Excellence in NC State Finance and Administration

On April 26, 2017, the Office of Finance and Administration recognized 25 employees for their meritorious accomplishments and contributions to the NC State community. These accomplishments include any notable contributions that are above and beyond an employee’s normal job description that showed demonstrated excellence in their departments or divisions, the NC State campus community, the State of North Carolina, or the lives of others.

Nominees from Campus Enterprises include Kenneth Dowdy, Brian Green, Lindsay Hester, Erica Sauls, Sara Smith and Alfreda Williams. Nominees Brian Green and Lindsay Hester were two of five Finance and Administration employees selected to represent the division at the university level.

Brian Green was recognized in the Efficiency and Innovation category for his efforts as the director of golf maintenance at Lonnie Poole Golf Course. Due to Green’s contributions, Lonnie Poole Golf Course was able to avoid catastrophic turf loss throughout extreme weather in the summer of 2016, saving thousands in repairs. Additionally, his efforts in sustainability have resulted in savings of over 3 million gallons of water annually as well as recognition by Audubon International as a Signature Golf Sanctuary. Lonnie Poole Golf Course is only the second university course in the world to receive this prestigious designation.

Lindsay Hester was recognized in the Spirit of North Carolina category for her tireless dedication to her operations and initiatives as NC State Dining’s marketing manager throughout her maternity leave and additionally her husband’s cancer diagnosis and treatment. Responsible for the marketing of over 35 dining locations on campus as well as nutrition and sustainability programs, Hester’s organization, advanced planning and efficient use of resources allowed her to maintain smooth execution of each program throughout her leave.

Green and Hester will represent the Finance and Administration Division at the NC State Awards for Excellence Ceremony on June 7.

NC State Dining is a service of Campus Enterprises, the lead division for retail and hospitality on the NC State campus. For more information, contact Jennifer Gilmore at 919.513.3017 or via email at jhgilmor@ncsu.edu.

 

Campus Enterprises to Host Student Hiring Fair

Campus Enterprises will be hosting a Hiring Event for student employment positions this Wednesday, April 5. Campus Enterprises employs more than 1200 NC State students, providing them with opportunities to learn valuable workplace skills, get connected to the campus community, and earn income to support their academic pursuits.  A job with Campus Enterprises is more than just a job; our student employment program is structured around defined learning objectives to ensure that students learn critical thinking skills, develop transferable skills, promote diversity, build awareness of campus resources and experience community.

Positions are now available in NC State Dining, Rave! Events, NC State Student Centers, and NC State Bookstores. Interested applicants can apply at go.ncsu.edu/ce-hiring, or attend the event on April 5 from 1:00 – 5:00 in Talley Student Union Room 3221.  Candidates who apply ahead can get priority for on-site interviews.

NC State Dining Unveils New Dining Plans for 2017-2018

NC State Dining is introducing new meal plans and features to our program for the 2017-2018 academic year. The changes are designed to provide more flexibility and value to our students.

“Our Freedom Pass plan has been our most popular meal plan, so we decided to build on its foundation to create options that have broad appeal depending on the level of coverage a student desires,” said Randy Lait, senior director for hospitality services. “We’ve also added new features that make them even more flexible, such as more meal credits, two lunchtime meal periods per day and guest meals. The new plans have been received positively by student leaders, so we feel confident our students will be very excited, too.”

Three new meal plans – called Anytime Plans – feature all day dining hall access, meal credits and guest passes that can be used in the dining halls and include 100 dining dollars:

Weekday Plan | all-day dining hall access and 8 meal credits to be used Monday – Friday each week, plus 100 Dining Dollars and 3 guest meals per semester

Everyday Plan | all-day dining hall access and 12 meal credits each week, plus 100 Dining Dollars and 5 guest meals per semester

Deluxe Plan | all-day dining hall access and 15 meal credits each week, plus 100 Dining Dollars and 8 guest meals per semester

For students who desire fewer meals, NC State Dining will offer one meals-per semester plan:

Block Plan | 150 meals per semester, includes $100 Dining Dollars

Commuters and students living in on-campus apartments or Fraternity/Sorority Housing will still be able to purchase the Commuter/Apartment plan:

Commuter/Apartment Plan | $750 Dining Dollars per semester; 5% discount at the register.

Lait added, “Students will now have the option of an early lunch or late lunch meal period. Instead of only being able to swipe once for lunch, students can now swipe once between 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m., then again between 1:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. This will bring the number of meal periods each week to 35, providing many more opportunities to use meal credits.”

Students will also be able to use a meal credit to purchase Howling Cow ice cream in Talley Market.

The changes are in response to customer satisfaction surveys, social media, and feedback from students. The new features eliminate many of the “use it or lose it” aspects of the old plans and lost meal credits due to the longer lunch meal period. It will also provide more opportunities for students to use the dining halls not only as a place to eat, but a place to gather more freely with more students having all day access built into their plan.

Students will be able to sign up for the new meal plans beginning March 13.

“As one of the leading college dining experiences, we are committed to meeting the needs of the students we serve,” added Lait.

NC State Dining is a service of Campus Enterprises, the lead division for retail and hospitality on the NC State University campus. For more information, contact Jennifer Gilmore at 919.513.3017 or via email at jhgilmor@ncsu.edu.

 

NC State Payroll Deduction Extended to Computer/Technology Purchases

Permanent NC State employees can now purchase computers, tablets and accessories through payroll deduction. This convenient and affordable option has been made possible through a partnership between the NC State Bookstores and Treasurer’s Office.

“We have been working very hard to bring this benefit to NC State employees,” said interim bookstore director Anthony Sanders, “This new payment option will make technology more affordable and attainable for our employees, plus it keeps purchases on campus, which benefits our students through scholarships and programming.”

Purchases are made through an initial down payment followed by six or twelve monthly interest-free payments made via payroll deduction. Only permanent, full-time NC State employees with at least twelve months of service are eligible. Purchases must consist of a computer, tablet, printer or major household appliance. A 10% non-refundable down payment must be made at the time of the purchase, and the minimum payroll deduction must exceed $300 and may not exceed $3,000.

The technology department at Wolfpack Outfitters carries Apple, Lenovo and Microsoft computers as those are the brands supported and serviced by the university.

To enroll in the program:

  • Ensure you have your Wolfpack One Faculty/Staff ID Card
  • Visit the Technology Department in Wolfpack Outfitters at Talley Student Union,  Monday – Friday between 8 a.m. and  4 p.m.

For more information, visit go.ncsu.edu/computer-payroll-deduction

 

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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NC State Dining to Provide A Free Lunch for NC State Veterans

In association with the Office of Institutional Equity and Diversity, NC State Dining will be honoring the university’s 500+ veterans with a free lunch on Veterans Day, Friday, November 11. Veterans can visit a number of dining locations across campus to receive their complimentary meal.

Locations Include:

Dining Halls: Fountain Dining Hall, Clark Dining Hall, Case Dining Hall

Fast Casual Restaurants: On The Oval, The Atrium, Talley Pavilions, One Earth, Wolves’ Den

Dine-In Restaurants: Terrace Dining Room, 1887 Bistro

Dine-in restaurant meals at the Terrace Dining Room and 1887 Bistro include an entree, non-alcoholic beverage and dessert. To guarantee you are able to enjoy a free lunch at our dine-in restaurants, guests should visit go.ncsu.edu/veterans-day-dining to make reservations. Additionally, all Veterans will receive a commemorative pin with their complimentary meal.

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

Park Alumni Center Hosts Got to Be NC’s “Battle of the Champions” Culinary Championship Semi Finals and Grand Finale

October 18, 2016 — The Dorothy and Roy Park Alumni Center will host two events associated with the Got to Be NC Products’  Competition Dining Series, “Battle of the Champions.” The Park Alumni Center is located on NC State’s Centennial Campus and is a prime destination for reunions, receptions, parties, and seminars. It is also home to the State Club Restaurant, which is open for lunch Monday through Friday from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.

The “Battle of the Champions” competition spans six major North Carolina cities to find the most competitive chefs in North Carolina. Chefs compete at regional events over a course of several months, culminating in regional events held November 11 – 13. The semi-final event pitting the winners from November 11 and 12 will take place at the Park Alumni Center on November 18. The Grand Finale pitting the winners from November 13 and November 18 will take place November 20.

The intense competition will consist of two teams with three chefs, battling each other in a blind dinner format. Each team will have to use the ingredients presented to them the morning of the competition. The ingredients presented to the chefs will be  “Featured” North Carolina ingredients.

Guests have the honor of tasting two three-course meals, in a blind competition format. Ticket purchases give the option of sitting in the main dining room, or the mezzanine seating, which is in a more private balcony seating area. Guests will not know which course came from which team, in order to keep the competition blind. Chefs will be eliminated in a single elimination format. Guests judge the dishes based on presentation, aroma, flavor, creativity, and more. The voting will take place digitally, and guests will ultimately decide the winners.

 

Learn more about the event or purchase tickets >>

NC State Makes List of Top 26 Healthiest Colleges in the U.S.

Greatist.com, an online resource dedicated to providing more than 9 million monthly readers with news and information on health and fitness, has named NC State among their list of the Top 26 Healthiest Colleges in the United States. This is the first year NC State has made the list.

Colleges across the nation were evaluated based on several surveyed categories, including collegiate dining programs, health services, recreation and fitness resources. Often referred to by other publications when ranking colleges, the list aims to identify 26 colleges excelling in health and wellness opportunities on campus.

NC State’s ranking on the list can be attributed to the dedication of the leadership staff within NC State Dining, University Recreation and Student Health Services. We are joined on the list by other schools dedicated to promoting wellness initiatives on campus and creating healthy environments for students, faculty and staff.

Throughout NC State Dining operations, we place a special emphasis on fresh foods and wellness, such as the Dietitian’s Dish and Wolf Approved programs, to help students pursue a healthier lifestyle that can be embraced after their time at NC State. University Recreation received accolades for the impressively updated Carmichael Gym, which is the hub of physical activity and wellness on campus boasting over 350,000 square feet of recreation and fitness space. Additionally, NC State has over 20 acres of recreational field space for sports and leisure, 150 group fitness classes per week, small group training, personal training, lifestyle modification programs, wellness workshops an impressive aquatic center and rock climbing wall.

In 2015, NC State became one of the inaugural 20 colleges and universities to participate in First Lady Michelle Obama’s Partnership for a Healthier America (PHA) Healthier Campus Initiative. The Healthier Campus Initiative encourages healthier options among students, faculty and staff on campuses across America. In less than a year, NC State became the first campus in the nation to successfully complete the Healthier Campus Initiative, implementing all 23 guidelines two years ahead of schedule, solidifying NC State’s commitment to student nutrition and wellness.

This list of the healthiest colleges is perennially a big hit with Greatist’s audience, because many of their readers are college age with a keen focus on their own health and wellness. They grade over 150 nominated schools on everything from nutrition and physical activities to mental and sexual health offerings.The full list of the Top 26 Healthiest Colleges can be viewed online at greatist.com.

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

NC State Celebrates Healthy Campus Week September 19-23

Healthy Campus Week (September 19-23) will be a celebration of healthy living at NC State. As a national leader in healthy campus initiatives, NC State Dining will highlight healthy eating on campus this week with a series of planned and surprise events promoting healthier lifestyles for students, faculty and staff.

In a joint endeavor, NC State Dining, University Recreation and Student Health Services have partnered to promote various events throughout the year, culminating in the sponsored events during Healthy Campus Week. NC State Dining’s Director of Nutrition and Wellness and Registered Dietitian, Lisa Eberhart, emphasizes these events are focused on raising awareness that can continue throughout the year.

“We want Healthy Campus Week to become Healthy Campus ‘Year’ for our students, faculty and staff. This week is about promoting healthy habits that will hopefully carry on long term. This initiative is a great starting point,” said Eberhart.

Events will include healthy cooking demonstrations by chefs from Barilla Pasta and Dannon Yogurt that encourage students, faculty and staff to make healthy choices when preparing meals. Interested participants can also look for surprise events by following NC State Dining on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram or by searching #HealthyCampusWeek. Other events include interactive exhibits and group fitness classes around campus provided by University Recreation.

In addition, NC State Dining is scheduled to make an exciting announcement in association with University Recreation and Student Health Services on Tuesday, September 20 at 3:30 p.m. on the Stafford Lawn at Talley Student Union.

Monday, September 19: Healthy Cooking Demonstration by Barilla Pasta
Fountain Dining Hall | 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
On the Oval Culinary Creations | 5 p.m. – 7 p.m.

Tuesday, September 20: Healthy Cooking Demonstration by Barilla Pasta
Clark Dining Hall | 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Wednesday, September 21: Healthy Cooking Demonstration by Dannon Yogurt
1887 Bistro | 3 p.m. and 4 p.m.
Free saucepan to the first 15 participants in each class.

Friday, September 23: Group Fitness Class- Partner Power Hour Workout
Carmichael Studios B/C | 5:30 p.m.
Register at IMLeagues.com

To learn about surprise wellness activities throughout the week, follow @WellFedWolfpack and #HealthyCampusWeek on Instagram and Twitter.

The Healthier Campus Initiative started in 2014 as part of First Lady Michelle Obama’s Partnership for a Healthier America (PHA) program. Since then, NC State as well as 43 other universities across the nation have pledged to uphold a set of 23 guidelines designed to create healthy environments for students across America.

In 2015, NC State was the first university in the nation to complete and carry out all 23 guidelines for PHA’s Healthy Campus Initiative. Additionally, our beloved mascot, Mr. Wuf holds PHA’s 2015 title of Healthiest Mascot. NC State Dining has also recently been recognized as one the Top 10 Gluten Free Colleges by Udi’s Gluten Free and Top 50 College Dining Experiences in the U.S. by College Rank.

NC State Dining is a service of Campus Enterprises, the lead division for retail and hospitality on the NC State campus. For more information on NC State Dining’s Health and Wellness program visit dining.ncsu.edu/healthwellness or contact Lisa Eberhart at 919.513.5310 or ljeberha@ncsu.edu.
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Welcome to the Wolves’ Den

VET SCHOOL CAFE REOPENS WITH NEW LOOK, MENU AND NAME

For decades, the Vet School Cafe has served the College of Veterinary Medicine. It closed in May for renovations and opened August 22 under a new name — The Wolves’ Den — with a fresh new menu and modern serving area fitting of a world-class institution.

Located on the lower level of the Small Animal Hospital at the College of Veterinary Medicine, the restaurant offers fresh, made-to-order lunch options including salads, wraps, paninis and a rotating chef’s special. Along with these made-to-order selections, vegetarian and vegan items are also be available.

The new chef’s special will rotate weekly and includes brand new menu items, such as:

  • Made-to-order pasta selections
  • Custom burritos, quesadillas and pork carnitas
  • Asian specials including sesame chicken, General Tso’s chicken, and spring rolls

The Wolves’ Den serves lunch Monday through Friday from 10:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. In addition to its delicious lunch menu, the Wolves’ Den is now offering breakfast Monday through Friday from 7:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. Breakfast selections include a variety of made-to-order biscuits and wraps. Acceptable forms of payment include Meal Credits, Dining Dollars, cash, debit or credit.

The new restaurant also accepts pre-orders through the Tapingo app. Tapingo is a popular mobile ordering app that allows guests to place their order and pay in advance, while skipping the line altogether. Guests receive a text notification from Tapingo when their order is ready for pick up at Wolves’ Den. Tapingo is available on the App Store and through Google Play.

NC State Dining is a service of Campus Enterprises, the lead division for retail and hospitality on the NC State University campus. For more information, contact Jennifer Gilmore at 919.513.3017 or via email at jhgilmor@ncsu.edu

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Talley Student Union Team Recognized for Outstanding Facility Design

NC State Student Centers, MHTN Architects, Duda | Paine Architects, and Cooper Carry, Inc.  have been honored by the Association of College Unions International (ACUI) with a 2016 Facility Design Award for the  renovation and expansion of Talley Student Union. The award was created to encourage and recognize excellence in the design of student-centered facilities that support campus community building and student success.

NC State Student Centers accepted the award along with the design team on Tuesday, March 22 at the ACUI National Conference in New Orleans, Louisiana. ACUI is a nonprofit educational organization that brings together college union and student activities professionals from hundreds of schools in seven countries.

“We strive to create a clean, safe and welcoming environment for all campus community members,” said Tim Hogan, NC State Student Centers director. “Visitors and colleagues have come from around the globe to see our facility as they consider their own unions.  Receiving this award is an honor and stands as a model for blending community and academics.”

Talley Student Union is not only a place for programs and performances, but also serves an important role as a campus healing space as students have gathered for vigils honoring the lives of fellow Wolfpack members.

The design and operations team engaged a diverse array of stakeholders and partners, each adding their own invaluable input in the development of flexible and inclusive spaces. Students were consulted heavily and included in the design process to ensure that their needs were addressed.

“Diversity isn’t just a buzzword, it interweaves in everything we do,” added TJ Willis, assistant director of the NC State Student Centers. “Diversity of thought, perspective, person and space. It’s in everything.”

In addition to serving as a campus connection point the facility was also designed with sustainability in mind. The  U.S. Green Building Council recently designated the building as a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certified building at the Silver level. Reusing materials from the previous structure reduced costs and landfill waste associated with building an entirely new student union.

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