November 24, 2015

UWEC Food Drive Generates 3,087 Pounds of Food, $1,184 for Local Food Bank

 

Blugold Dining collected 3,087 pounds of food and $1,184 in cash from UWEC students, faculty and staff on Nov. 17 during its Helping Hands Across America food drive at Davies Center.

The food and cash has been donated to Feed My People Food Bank in Eau Claire, benefiting senior citizens, single parents, the working poor, the homeless, the mentally ill and others across the Chippewa Valley. More than 14,500 people each month – 38 percent of them children – rely on food from Feed My People programs. The past nine years, the Helping Hands Across America food drive has produced 32,443 pounds of food and $3,455 in cash for Feed My People.

Seven groups at UWEC partook in Blugold Dining’s group challenge for the food drive, combining for 237 pounds of food and $424 in cash. The accounting and finance department again collected the most food and cash per person, winning $150 in catering from Blugold Dining.

November 10, 2015

Helping Hands Across America Food Drive Coming to Davies Center on Nov. 17

 

Blugold Dining invites UWEC students, faculty and staff to fight hunger and help those in need across the Chippewa Valley by taking part in its Helping Hands Across America food drive, on Nov. 17 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Davies Center main entrance, across from the Service Center.
 
All nonperishable food and cash collected will be donated to Feed My People Food Bank in Eau Claire, benefiting senior citizens, single parents, the working poor, the homeless, the mentally ill and others. Last year’s Helping Hands Across America food drive produced 4,280 pounds of food and $1,001 in cash for Feed My People – the equivalent of 7,858 meals.
 
Feed My People suggests donations of canned fruit, canned vegetables and peanut butter. Food can’t be expired and can’t be damaged in any way that affects its suitability for consumption. Food that’s not labeled won’t be accepted. Nonperishable food will be available for purchase (at cost) inside Marketplace at Davies Center on Nov. 17. Donations of bottled water are also permitted.
 
“Blugold Dining is committed to raising awareness of hunger – a problem that affects thousands of people right here in our backyard,” Blugold Dining Resident District Manager Christian Wise said. “We’re again coming together as a campus to provide much-needed support to those suffering from hunger in our community, and we hope this effort will help get more people involved in this important cause.”

October 9, 2015

Blugold Diner’s Club Bonus Day on Oct. 20!


Our second Blugold Diner’s Club bonus day of the fall semester is Tuesday, Oct. 20. For any deposit you make of $100 or more that day, you’ll receive a 10 percent bonus on funds deposited. Deposits can be made in person from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Blugold Card Services office on the first floor of Davies Center, at value transfer stations around campus or online.

Bonus funds are awarded on a Blugold Dining gift card. On Oct. 20, we’ll have a table set up from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. inside the Blugold Card Services office for Blugold Diner’s Club members to pick up their gift cards. If you can’t pick up your gift card on Oct. 20, your gift card must be picked up at the Blugold Dining office on the second floor of Davies Center by Tuesday, Oct. 27 at 5 p.m. To receive your gift card, please provide any of the following:

• A deposit receipt from Blugold Card Services

• A receipt from the value transfer station

• A printed copy of an emailed receipt for an online deposit, showing your name, the deposit amount and the date

P.S. Check out our weekly members-only specials for the fall semester! Make sure to mention the specials to your cashier to take advantage of your savings!

September 28, 2015

French Chef to Cook for UWEC Students at Hilltop Center, Davies Center

 

A French chef is traveling to UWEC next week, bringing authentic international cuisine and giving UWEC students a slice of another culture.

Edouard Becker will cook dinner for students Oct. 6 from 4-9 p.m. at Riverview Cafe East at the Hilltop Center, and he’ll cook lunch Oct. 7 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at The Dulany Inn at Davies Center. He’s from the Alsace region of France that borders Germany, so most of what he’s cooking is German, including sauerbraten, cod on sauerkraut, German pancakes with brandied cherries and German potato salad with cucumbers. He’ll also provide active demonstrations of meal preparation for students.

Part of Sodexo’s Global Chef program, Becker arrives in Milwaukee on Oct. 1, and he’ll cook at Marquette University on Oct. 5 before coming to UWEC. He’ll also cook at Sacred Heart Hospital in Eau Claire on Oct. 8-9, and he’ll cook at six other locations in Illinois and Michigan prior to his Oct. 31 departure.

September 15, 2015

Blugold Diner’s Club Bonus Day on Sept. 22!


Our first Blugold Diner’s Club bonus day for the fall semester is Tuesday, Sept. 22. For any deposit you make of $100 or more that day, you’ll receive a 10 percent bonus on funds deposited. Deposits can be made in person from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Blugold Card Services office on the first floor of Davies Center, at value transfer stations around campus or online.

Bonus funds are awarded on a Blugold Dining gift card. On Sept. 22, we’ll have a table set up from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. inside the Blugold Card Services office for Blugold Diner’s Club members to pick up their gift cards. If you can’t pick up your gift card on Sept. 22, your gift card must be picked up at the Blugold Dining office on the second floor of Davies Center by Tuesday, Sept. 29 at 5 p.m. To receive your gift card, provide any of the following:

• A deposit receipt from Blugold Card Services

• A receipt from the value transfer station

• A printed copy of an emailed receipt for an online deposit, showing your name, the deposit amount and the date

P.S. Check out our weekly members-only specials for the fall semester! Make sure to mention the specials to your cashier to take advantage of your savings!

September 14, 2015

National Cheeseburger Day Offers UWEC Students Chance to Win Trip to Chicago

 


In celebration of National Cheeseburger Day, Blugold Dining is giving UWEC students a chance to win a trip to Chicago.

Students who eat a Chicago Burger on Sept. 18 during lunch (11 a.m. to 2 p.m.) at Riverview Cafe East at the Hilltop Center will be entered into a drawing to win a roundtrip for two from Eau Claire to Chicago on SkyWest Airlines. The Chicago Burger is a deliciously grilled burger patty and half of a grilled Italian sausage, topped with sautéed peppers and onions, provolone cheese and marinara sauce, on a fresh Kaiser roll from the Hilltop Bakery. Limit one entry per person. Students don’t need to be present to win.

August 31, 2015

Sodexo looking to hire 150 UWEC students for dining operations for fall semester


Sodexo is searching for 150 UWEC students to fill vacancies, as Blugold Dining bolsters operations for the fall semester.

Positions are available at Riverview Cafe East and West at the Hilltop Center, at Marketplace at Davies Center and with Blugold Catering. Job duties include serving food; interacting with customers; assisting in the preparation and storage of food; setting up and cleaning workstations; and clearing and resetting dining rooms. Students never have to leave campus for work, and Sodexo offers flexible scheduling with competitive pay, along with weekend and evening bonus pay and free meals for employees who work more than two-hour shifts.

To apply, students should visit sodexo.balancetrak.com, then enter “UWEC” in the search field for a list of openings. Students must complete the online application before attending a hiring fair, where they need to present a photo ID and their social security card for new-hire paperwork.

STUDENT HIRING FAIRS
Aug. 31: Davies Center, 2 p.m.
Sept. 1: Hilltop Center, noon
Sept. 3: Hilltop Center, 7:30 p.m.
Sept. 7: Hilltop Center, 3 p.m.
Sept. 10: Hilltop Center, 7:30 p.m.