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NC State Becomes First Institution to Complete Partnership for a Healthier America’s Healthier Campus Commitment

North Carolina State University Becomes First Institution to Complete Partnership for a Healthier America’s Healthier Campus Commitment
The university met its goals to make healthier choices easier for its students, faculty and staff

HCI_Logo_COLORWASHINGTON, DC – Today, the Partnership for a Healthier America (PHA), which works with the private sector and PHA Honorary Chair First Lady Michelle Obama to make healthier choices easier, announced that North Carolina State University, one of its first Healthier Campus Initiative partners, completed its commitment to expand healthier options across its campus.

NC State University is one of 38 colleges and universities that have signed onto a three-year commitment to adopt guidelines around nutrition, physical activity and programming. Implementing all 23 guidelines two years ahead of schedule, NC State University is the first campus to successfully complete its commitment, encouraging healthier options among the more than 40,000 students, faculty and staff on campus each year.

“Just a year ago, PHA launched its Healthier Campus Initiative in an effort to create healthier food and physical activity environments on campuses across the nation,” said PHA CEO Lawrence A. Soler. “The fact that NC State has already met all elements of its commitment is a testament to their leadership in the effort to make healthier choices easier on college and university campuses, and we couldn’t be prouder to have them on board as a PHA partner.”

“Our commitment to providing a healthier campus and the strengths of our campus wide partnerships are reflected in this significant achievement,” NC State Chancellor Randy Woodson said. “We’re proud to be part of this critical effort and hope our leadership spurs others to provide healthier options in their communities.”

Through its commitment to PHA, NC State University has built upon existing efforts, creating a healthier environment for its entire community. Of the 23 commitment elements implemented, a few highlights include:

  • Offering a Dietitian’s Dish wellness meal daily at breakfast, lunch and dinner.
  • Designating healthier food and beverage options in vending machines, c-stores and dining facilities using the Wolf-Approved healthy icon program.
  • Ensuring that free water is available at all dining, recreational and educational facilities.
  • Providing more than 150 group fitness classes each week in addition to more than 25 intramural activities each year.
  • Opening a Functional Training area on campus, featuring more than 4,000 square feet of functional fitness space, complete with a cargo net, dip bars, sit-up benches, wall ball targets and box jumps.
  • Combatting food insecurity on campus and throughout the community through the Feed the Pack Pantry.

A full overview of the commitment is available on PHA’s website.

As with all of PHA’s partners, each of the commitment elements have been verified by a third party and will be publicly reported in PHA’s annual progress report.

About PHA
The Partnership for a Healthier America (PHA) is devoted to working with the private sector to ensure the health of our nation’s youth by solving the childhood obesity crisis. In 2010, PHA was created in conjunction with – but independent from – First Lady Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move! effort. PHA is a nonpartisan nonprofit organization that is led by some of the nation’s most respected health and childhood obesity experts. PHA brings together public, private and nonprofit leaders to broker meaningful commitments and develop strategies to end childhood obesity. Most important, PHA ensures that commitments made are commitments kept by working with unbiased, third parties to monitor and publicly report on the progress our partners are making. For more information about PHA, please visit and follow PHA on Twitter @PHAnews.


University Student Centers Recognized for Inclusive Excellence


University Student Centers at NC State University is the 2015 recipient of the  Edwin R. Golden Award for Inclusive Excellence given by the National Association of College Auxiliary Services (NACAS).   

This award recognizes outstanding campus leadership, activities, and/or programs promoting cultural awareness and inclusion.

From groundbreaking in 2011 to completion in 2015, Talley Student Union at NC State University has been renovated with one clear goal: to create an inclusive space for students, faculty, staff and campus visitors from all walks of life.

“Great care has been taken in the creation of diverse campus community centers including GLBT Center, Women’s Center,  Multicultural Student Affairs, and Chaplains’ Cooperative Ministry, explained Tim Hogan, director of the NC State University Student Centers.

Elizabeth Snively, marketing manager for the Office for Institutional Equity and Diversity, added:  “The campus community centers hum and thrive on a daily basis with their service to a diverse campus population that includes undergraduates, graduate students, faculty, staff, alumni, friends and community members. They provide a rich array of programs, events and support services throughout the academic year.”

Diversity is expressed throughout the union; taking different shapes and forms. The Cultural Hearth, which serves as a center for diversity-related programs has become a community hub for many campus groups. One Earth World Cuisine, which serves foods from various cultures and ethnicities, as well as customized catering for any dietary, religious or cultural group request. This award adds to the list of accolades the Union has received since since its Phase I opening in October 2013.  

“The old Talley was very transactional, It wasn’t a place to hang out, “ added Hogan.  “Now it’s a serves as a second home, and students have immediately taken advantage of the space that’s available.”

Hogan and Dr. TJ Willis, assistant director of University Student Centers, were invited to present at the NACAS National Conference on November 2 in San Antonio, Texas.

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


Tapingo, Popular On-Campus Ordering App, Comes to NC State

NC State University Dining has partnered with the popular food ordering app, Tapingo, to make eating on campus more convenient than ever before.  Tapingo, a contextual shopping app that processes on-the-go orders and makes items available for pickup within minutes, launched on Monday, November 9 at select University Dining locations, including Jason’s Deli, Tuffy’s Diner, Port City Java, Starbucks, On the Oval, and more.

Students, faculty and staff at NC State will benefit from advanced mobile ordering and pickup, via Tapingo’s smartphone app. Tapingo (free to download) will enable NC State students, faculty and staff to purchase through the app via Dining Dollars, Meal Credits, AllCampus student funds or a major credit card. Upon opening the app, users can browse the menus of nearby venues and place an order from the comfort and space of their own mobile device. Once an order is ready, Tapingo sends a text notification to the user, who can pick it up and avoid waiting in line. Embodying the Tapingo lifestyle of “wait less, live more” Tapingo’s technology is so advanced that the app remembers personalized choices (hold the mayo) for one-tap reordering.

University Dining hopes to add AllCampus payroll deduction for faculty and staff as an option for payment in the future.

As part of an ongoing commitment to innovation and service, University Dining sees a partnership with Tapingo as a perfect way to give choice and convenience to students, faculty and staff. Randy Lait, senior director of Hospitality Services believes the Wolfpack will appreciate the convenience stating, “Tapingo provides us with an opportunity to offer a convenient mobile solution and further strengthens our ability to provide outstanding customer service on campus.”

For more information and a list of participating locations, visit

About Tapingo

Since its founding in 2012, Tapingo has leveraged mobile technology to solve a key problem for students: lack of time. Whether confronted with long lines while racing between classes, needing a “midnight boost” during late-night study sessions, or faced with a lack of options when living off campus, students are increasingly in search of a new solution to meet their needs. With just a few taps, users can browse menus, order and pay, then schedule pickup or have their order delivered. Tapingo provides a streamlined buying process that benefits both the students and the campuses, while driving habitual purchase and eliminating operational inefficiencies. Today, Tapingo processes tens of thousands of transactions per day, and the average user utilizes the service more than five times per week. Serving 46 markets from Alaska to Miami, Tapingo is the ideal commerce solution for the on-the-go on-demand generation.

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





Healthy Campus Week at NC State

Healthy Campus Week (Sept 21-25) was a big success for students, faculty and staff here at NC State. As one of the leaders in healthy campus initiatives, NC State hosted events throughout the week.   


The events included various social media sweepstakes that encourage students, faculty and staff to post to social media about their healthy choices. Information was also given to students at various dining locations to promote the Wolf Approved healthy eating program here at NC State.


We are also proud to announce that our very own Mr. Wuf was chosen as the 2015 winner for Healthy Mascot of the Year for his video promoting healthy activities. That video, part of the Healthy Mascot Challenge for Healthy Campus Week, can be seen here.


The Healthier Campus Initiative started in 2014 as part of First Lady Michelle Obama’s Partnership for a Healthier America. In a joint endeavor, University Dining, University Recreation and University Transportation have partnered to promote various events throughout the year, culminating in the sponsored events during Healthy Campus Week.


University Dining’s Director of Nutrition and Wellness and Registered Dietitian, Lisa Eberhart, emphasizes that 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.”  


University Dining is a service of Campus Enterprises, the lead division for retail and hospitality on the NC State campus. For more information on University Dining’s Health and Wellness program visit or contact Lisa Eberhart at 919.513.5310 or

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1887 Bistro Opens in Talley Student Union: New fine dining restaurant opens for lunch and late-night fare

The latest restaurant to join the Talley lineup of dining options — 1887 Bistro — will open in Talley Student Union on Monday, September 21, 2015.

11887_salad887 Bistro will help meet two remaining needs in the Union: a fine-dining option for weekday lunch and a late-evening gathering spot to commune over shareable appetizers, flatbreads and desserts.

Serving lunch weekdays from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., 1887 Bistro will feature a menu that combines refined taste with Southern tradition. Lunch guests will have their choice of fresh salads layered in mason jars, smoked beef brisket sandwiches, pork belly BLT, flatbreads, coffee-rubbed beef medallions, and many more items to please the palette.

1887 Bistro will re-open from 9 p.m. to midnight Sunday – Thursday with a menu of appetizers and desserts that are easily shareable, yet tempting to keep all to yourself. Options include buffalo chicken dip, pork belly sliders, firecracker shrimp, chimichurri steak skewers, Southwest eggrolls and more.

Not to be outdone, University Dining’s award-winning bakery has taken the lead on creating special desserts as well. House-made crostada (served piping hot) and a flight of lemon mousse, Grand Marnier creme brulee and hazelnut pot de creme offer delectable options for guests with a sweet tooth.

The restaurant accepts Dining Dollars and AllCampus funds. Cash, credit and debit are also accepted. Students with meal plans will receive an $8.50 Meal Credit at the late-night meal period.

1887 will also be a prime destination for special events in Talley Student Union. This dynamic space is a perfect spot for anythin1887_GrilledChickg from culinary demonstrations, food lectures or receptions, and can be reserved for afternoon and early evening events. Rave! Event Services provides customized menus for any event from our award-winning NC State University Dining team.

Whether you are meeting for lunch, looking for a place for your next event, or stopping by to finish your day with some delicious food, 1887 Bistro will be a perfect complement to Talley Student Union and University Dining. We will see you on September 21st!

More pictures of 1887>>

University Dining is a service of Campus Enterprises, the lead division for retail and hospitality on the NC State campus. To book your next social or special event at 1887 Bistro, contact RAVE! Event Services at 919-51-EVENT (919-513-8368) or visit




After much anticipation, Talley officially opens

September 10, 2015  |  Emma Lampe, Technician Correspondent

The long-awaited Talley Student Union celebrated its grand opening Wednesday with a luncheon, public ceremony and open house.

A single trumpet got the attention of the crowd as Chancellor Randy Woodson spoke about Talley Student Union and its namesake, Banks C. Talley, Jr.

Following Woodson, student leaders introduced and publicly welcomed and thanked the namesakes of spaces in and near Talley Student Union, like Thomas H. Stafford.

Aerial dancers performed over the side of the balconies, representing the versatility of the open space above the lobby. Following the performance, members of the NC State marching band came and played the fight song. The band then closed the ceremony with the alma mater, uniting students, alumni, faculty and staff.


A New Campus Hub: Talley Student Union

At NC State, education begins in class, but it doesn’t end there.

Our students learn by doing, and the new Talley Student Union is the hub where students experience collaboration, community-building, and personal and professional development.

The Sept. 9 dedication of Talley Student Union completes a years-long renovation and rebuilding effort. That project unites many student organizations in a beautiful space that encourages the people inside to exchange ideas and create a unique campus culture. More>>


Talley Dedication Set for Wednesday

You’ve probably already gotten a new T-shirt and other NC State-branded gear from Wolfpack Outfitters.

You’ve probably already taken a selfie in front of the three-story wolf wall on your way to buy some Howling Cow ice cream.

And surely you’ve waited in line for a coffee treat from Starbucks.

After more than six years of renovation and construction, everyone has been eager to get an early look at the new Talley Student Union, which has been mostly open to students, faculty, staff and visitors since the end of spring exams. More >>

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Recent updates have been made to the Vet School Cafe and its doors are scheduled to reopen on Tuesday, August 11 at 10:30 a.m. Located on the lower level of the Small Animal Hospital at the College of Veterinary Medicine, the cafe will offer scratch-made lunch options including salads, wraps, paninis and a rotating chef’s special. Along with the new made-to-order options, additional vegan and vegetarian selections have been added to the menu.

The chef’s special will rotate weekly, with a made-to-order pasta station starting on Tuesday, August 11. Additional chef’s specials will include:

  • Custom burritos, quesadillas and bowls.
  • Made-to-order Mongolian bar with your choice of vegetables, sauce and protein/tofu.
  • Signature beef/veggie burgers, grilled chicken, chicken tenders and house-made chips.
  • Mediterranean specials featuring gyros, chicken shawarma, veggie pita, and hummus.

The Vet School Cafe is scheduled to serve lunch Monday – Friday from 10:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. At this time breakfast will not be offered. Customers are encouraged to visit Port City Java located in the Terry Center for breakfast and coffee menu items.

Acceptable forms of payment include Meal Credits, Dining Dollars, AllCampus, cash, debit or credit.

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


NC State University Named to the Top Ten Gluten-Free Accommodating Colleges

University Dining at NC State University has been recognized by Udi’s Gluten Free as fourth in the nation on their annual list of “Top 10 Gluten-Free Accommodating Colleges.”

Udi’s Gluten Free is one of the world’s foremost innovators in gluten-free food and visits campuses around the country each year to determine which schools “innovated and breathed new life into gluten-free food choices.”

In particular, NC State Dining was chosen for several of its technological accessibility options. By offering iPads in each dining facility, as well as optional email reminders and blog posts, students are able to quickly search included ingredients in all university foods. This transparency also carries into the training of NC State Dining staff by AllerTrain (a leader in allergy training and education) as well as clear labeling for all ingredients throughout the university.

With NC State Dining’s tradition of student inclusion, the student “Allergy Ambassadors” were also noted as a highlight of the gluten and allergy free education provided at NC State. This program, and many of the other innovations in NC State’s allergy awareness initiatives, are under the direction of Lisa Eberhart, director of wellness and nutrition. Lisa considers this achievement as inspiration to continue to make NC State Dining a friendly place for all student needs. “It is nice to be recognized, but we want to continue to grow in our efforts to accommodate students with allergies and intolerances. My hope is that every member of the Wolfpack can be confident that NC State Dining offers an allergy free and healthy experience, anywhere on campus.”

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