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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.

 

Jeff Halliburton, NC State Bookstore Director

Jeff Halliburton Named Director, NC State Bookstores

Jeff Halliburton has been named director of the NC State Bookstores, Campus Enterprises announced recently. 

“We’re glad to have Jeff bring his skill set to the Campus Enterprises team and more specifically to the bookstores operation,” said Dr. Dan Adams, associate vice chancellor, Campus Enterprises. “With his expertise in retail campus bookstores combined with our state-of-the-art facilities the campus community can look forward to an even higher level of engagement.”

Halliburton brings extensive college store experience, having spent the last 13 years at the University Co-op serving the University of Texas at Austin, most recently as vice president of operations and human resources. As the new bookstores director, he is charged with the overall financial and strategic operations of the bookstores, including leadership of the flagship Wolfpack Outfitters store located in the Talley Student Union; the Pack Shop located on NC State’s Centennial Campus; Wolf Xpress, the in-house print production and course pack department; State of the Art, a unique print-on-demand clothing division, which designs artistic Wolfpack-licensed products; and the Athletics Concessions arm supporting apparel and gift retail at major sporting events.

“I am humbled by the opportunity to start a new challenge with NC State and am looking forward to working with the outstanding team and foundation of excellence that is in place,” said Halliburton. “We will develop and provide the resources required to support the learning needs of a cutting-edge University and develop the experiential retail environments that a loyal and dedicated fan base expect.”

To learn more about NC State Campus Enterprises, visit campusenterprises.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.  

Grad Fair Set for November 1 – 3

NC State Bookstores semi-annual graduation fair will take place November 1 – 3 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (6:00 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 2) each day on the lower level of Wolfpack Outfitters at Talley Student Union. At the event, NC State University graduating seniors and their families can purchase commencement apparel and merchandise. Faculty can also reserve regalia for graduation exercises.

For those attending the three-day event, diploma frames will be 10 percent off the regular price. If students and families cannot attend the fair, online ordering is available for some products.

In the spring of 2010, NC State transitioned to caps and environmentally-friendly gowns dyed red and embroidered with the North Carolina State Seal. Each gown is produced by GreenWeaverTM and made  with 100 percent post-consumer recycled bottles.

NC State Bookstores has partnered with the NC State Alumni Association and Balfour to bring students the NC State ring program. This program embodies the storied tradition of graduates of NC State earning the right to their own NC State ring. Our ring representatives will be at the Grad Fair to answer questions and take orders.

The fair will also feature on-site vendors of graduation services and merchandise, including:

  • Balfour – class rings and graduation announcements
  • University Frames, Inc. – handmade custom diploma frames
  • Graduation Portraits – free portraits with no obligation to purchase
  • NC State Alumni Association
  • Uploma – A desktop statue diploma

For more information about the NC State Bookstores’ Graduation Fair or to order graduation products online, visit: http://go.ncsu.edu/grad-fair.

NC State Bookstores is a division of Campus Enterprises, the lead division for retail and hospitality at NC State University. To learn more, go to campusenterprises.ncsu.edu.

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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 Bookstores Supports Campus Book Discussions

NC State Bookstores is supporting seven NC State faculty and other distinguished authors who giving talks on the NC State campus by providing books for purchase after their programs. Events include the following.

October 14, – 7:30 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Dr. Gary Nabhan discusses his book Ethnobiology for the Future
Hosted by and at JC Raulston Arboretum

October 18, 2 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. and 6 – 8 p.m.
Dr. James Loewen discusses his books Lies Across America, Lies My Teacher Told Me, and Teaching What Really Happened
Diversity Education Week Event
Stewart Theatre, Talley Student Union

October 19, 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Shaka Senghor discusses his book Writing My Wrongs
Diversity Education Week Event
Talley Coastal Ballroom

October 19, 7 pm. – 8:30 p.m.
Drs. Paul Ehrlich and Robb Dunn discuss their books:
Annihilation of Nature and Killing the Koala and Poisoning the Prairie (Ehrlich)
Man Who Touched His Own Heart (Dunn)
James B. Hunt Library

October 24, 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Tensie Taylor discusses her book Bullied From Terror to Triumph
Hosted by African American Cultural Center
Witherspoon Student Center, Room 126

October 25, 6:30 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Lester Levine discusses his book 9/11 Memorial Visions
Wolfpack Outfitters, lower level, Talley Student Union

Talley Trellis Recognized with Architectural Woodwork Institute Award

POTOMAC FALLS, Va.  — The Architectural Woodwork Institute has announced the 2016 winners of the Standard of Excellence awards. Each winner has been featured in the AWI official journal, Design Solutions Magazine and the awards will be presented during the 2016 AWI Annual Convention in Kansas City, Missouri on October 24.

The 2016 Overall Standard of Excellence winner is Stephenson Millwork Co., Inc. located in Wilson, North Carolina, for the North Carolina State University Talley Student Union Center project. More>>

Talley Student Union Wins City of Raleigh’s Sir Walter Raleigh Award

September 20, 2016 – Talley Student Union was recognized for its outstanding contributions to the character, environment, and appearance of the City of Raleigh, at the annual Sir Walter Raleigh awards held September 7, 2016. The awards ceremony, which was held at the Contemporary Art Museum, recognized new projects in the categories of Residential, Commercial, Historic Preservation/Rehabilitation, Public Facilities and Spaces, Landscape Design, Public Service, Community Impact, Innovation.

More than 220 people attended the celebration to honor the twelve new facilities. The Sir Walter Raleigh Award first began in 1983, and since then has presented more than 200 awards annually selected by the Raleigh City Council from a pool of applicants.

Talley Student Union took the award in the public facilities and spaces category, having gone through a four-year, $120 million renovation completed in June 2015.

Talley’s design transformed a 1972 closed-off, Brutalist facility into an exciting, interactive and interdisciplinary hub for student-life experiences, the campus community and surrounding Raleigh neighborhoods. The reconfigured building advances a new model for student centers through landmark form and an emphasis on shared and flexible spaces.

The original structure was turned inside out, opening it to its surroundings and the continuous flow of campus life. Every facade was transformed, providing much-needed room for growth and making important architectural and material connections to campus. Environmental and economic factors led to the preservation and reuse of the original steel structure.

Students were engaged to inspire architectural strategies of transparency and movement that welcome users and visitors. Layered interior and exterior spaces facilitate circulation yet allow areas for both collaboration and contemplation. A central, sky-lit atrium houses a multistory wood sculpture of the university’s mascot. Extensive glazing and screening infuse interiors with light and promote connections to nature. Prominent landmarks at each corner orient students and visitors to interior function. The iconic Technology Tower echoes research underway on campus and marks a future pedestrian bridge. High performance glass and curtainwall facades are utilized in the most public areas. Glass frit patterns and terra cotta louvers provide a modern translation of the university’s use of brick.

Sustainable building features integrate into the landscape to bring environmentally conscious thinking to daily campus life with extensive daylighting, water efficient landscaping, a 50,000-gallon cistern for irrigation, high-performance glazing, recycled content materials and indoor air quality measurement. A LEED Silver Certified building, Talley performs 25% more efficiently than comparable baselines and answers student and university demands for environmental stewardship.

Talley Student Union has become the premiere destination for connecting and engaging on campus. It is also a landmark area hub that ignites enthusiasm and inspires university culture.
Durham firm Duda|Paine Archects designed the building, with Atlanta-based CooperCary designing the interior spaces.
Follow the link below for the full list of Sir Walter Raleigh award recipients, and photos from the ceremony.

http://www.raleighnc.gov/sirwalterraleighawards

Legends of NC State Golf Tournament Scheduled for September 30

September 22, 2016 (Raleigh, N.C.) — The Lonnie Poole Golf Course will host the Annual Legends of NC State Golf Tournament Friday, Sept. 30, to celebrate members of the Wolfpack community who have made significant contributions to NC State athletics. Revenues from the tournament are used for continuous improvement projects at the Lonnie Poole Golf Course. Previous tournaments have helped fund new practice tees, bunker renovatoins, on-course restrooms and additional parking.

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

Fifteen Legends will participate, including Eddie Biedenbach, Charlie Bryant, Jesse Campbell, Greg Fishel, Terry Harvey, Matt Hill, Terrence Holt, Bob Hounsell, MIke Lombardo, Kelly Mitchum, Joe Ovies, Lou Pucillo, Koren Robinson, Mark Thomas and Dereck Whittenburg.

The Lonnie Poole Golf Course is a championship 18-hole public course and 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. It is also home to NC State’s golf teams. The 22,000-square-foot, two-story clubhouse has a full-service restaurant, bar and catering, golf shop, in-door training facilities, club repair, locker and meeting rooms, golf cart storage, and many other amenities.

Gold sponsor is Coca Cola. Silver sponsors include ColorID, StateView Hotel, Shelco, Inc., EZ-Go Cards, NC State Campus Enterprises, Chick-fil-A, US Foods, Rodgers Builders, and NC State Dining. Bronze sponsors include NC State Bookstores (Wolfpack Outfitters), W.M. Jordan Company, Carolinas Golf Group, Summit Hospitality, and Gotcha Carts.

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