October 31, 2008

Doritos Sampling

On Monday, November 3 and Election Day, Tuesday, November 4, Blugold Dining will be giving away free bags of Doritos collisions in an effort to encourage students, faculty and staff to vote. Booths will be set up in Marketplace and the Hilltop Center Food Court each day, and information regarding how and where to vote will be available. More information on the voting process can be found on the University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire website: http://www.uwec.edu/vote.htm

October 24, 2008

Specials at Intermezzos Café

Visit Intermezzo Café between October 27 -31 for some exciting specials! All week we will feature $.50 coffee refills plus you can register for a chance to win a $50 Blugold Dining Gift Card! On Wednesday, October 29, we will be giving away a FREE Green Mountain travel mug loaded with a $10 Blugold Dining gift card, every hour from 7am to 3pm! Intermezzos Café serves many flavors of organic and Fair Trade Green Mountain Coffee plus all your favorite espresso beverages, and many other popular drinks. Stop in soon - we look forward to seeing you!

October 22, 2008

The Dulany Halloween Buffet is Coming Soon!

Blugold Dining invites you to our exciting Dulany Halloween Buffet on Friday, October 31, from 11am to 1:30pm in the Council Fire Room of Davies Center. We will feature a number of Halloween themed appetizers, salads, entrees, side dishes and desserts, all served in a fun and spooky atmosphere. Students, faculty, staff and the public are welcome to attend. Seating fills quickly, so call the Blugold Dining office at 836-5261 to reserve your table. To save time waiting in line, tickets may be purchased in advance at our office in Davies Center (room 227). $8.05 per person.

October 17, 2008

Specials at Library Grounds and SubConnection

Stop by Library Grounds in the McIntyre Library or SubConnection at the Hilltop Center Food Court or Marketplace October 20-24 for some great specials and more.

Visit Library Grounds and enjoy $.50 coffee refills all week, plus register to win a $50 Blugold Dining gift card! On Tuesday and Wednesday morning we will be serving free samples of some of our popular beverages outside the Garfield Avenue entrance.

SubConnection in the Hilltop Center Food Court and Marketplace we will feature selected six inch subs on Wednesday and Thursday for just $1.99 each! On Wednesday choose from the Louisiana Beef and Cheddar or the Italian Sub for $1.99 and on Thursday try the Chicken Parmesan or Salami, also for $1.99 each! Plus you can register all week to win a $100 Nike gift card!

October 16, 2008

Trayless Days

As part of UW-Eau Claire’s Sustainable Week, Blugold Dining will go trayless from Tuesday, October 21 through Thursday, October 23. By not using trays we lessen the environmental impact we generate here on campus. A significant amount of water and electricity is saved, food waste is diverted from landfills and above all, we make a small dent in reducing carbon emissions.

October 10, 2008

Dulany Latino Buffet and Upcoming Holiday Theme Buffets

In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, the Dulany hosted the 4th annual Sabor Latino buffet on Thursday, October 9th. Over 125 students, faculty, staff and community members attended, including a local high school group! The menu included several popular Hispanic entrees, side dishes, salads and desserts in a festive atmosphere.

If you missed the Hispanic buffet, make plans to attend our spectacular holiday theme buffets. The Halloween buffet will be Friday, October 31st, the Thanksgiving buffet is Thursday, November 13th and the Winter Holiday buffet will be Monday, December 15th. All upcoming theme buffets will be held in the Council Fire Room (Davies Center) from 11am – 1:30pm, and feature appetizers, entrees, sides, salads and desserts. Seating is limited, so call the Blugold Dining office at 715-836-5261 to reserve your table early! We hope to see you soon!

October 9, 2008

Trayless Tuesday Savings

Blugold Dining is excited to share with you the most recent results of our ongoing Trayless Tuesdays program. On Tuesday, September 16th we disposed of 245 pounds of solid food and 14 gallons of liquid. Compared to the next day, Wednesday, September 17th, students disposed of 425 pounds of solid food and 21 gallons of liquid, resulting in a savings of 180 pounds of solid food and 7 gallons of liquids not wasted.

On the following Tuesday, September 23rd, 295 pounds of solid food and 14 gallons of liquid were disposed of. On Wednesday, September 24th , 370 pounds of solid food and 20 gallons of liquid thrown, a savings of 75 pounds of food waste and 6 gallons of liquids between the two days! We would like to thank students, faculty and staff for their cooperation, together we can make a difference!

October 2, 2008

Composting Arrives to UWEC

Another first for the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire! Blugold Dining has been selected to be the first commercial composting site in Eau Claire. Our elation in participating in this exciting new program underscores our commitment to reduce our carbon footprint on this campus. A trial run for this exciting initiative will be held the week of October 6th in Davies Center. Composting bins will be available in all Davies Center dining areas as well as other locations throughout the building. All food scraps are compostable along with our new Green Mountain coffee cups, lids, cup sleeves and stir sticks. Other compostable items include our eco-friendly paper plates, brown napkins, clear plastic cups, straws and utensils. All appropriate waste placed in the bins will be taken by Veolia Environmental Services to a local composting facility to be converted into bio friendly waste. If you have any questions about the composting trial, please let us know! We look forward to hearing from you.