September 23, 2009

New Hours for SubConnection

You asked for it and you got it! SubConnection at the Hilltop Center Food Court will have new hours of operation. Starting Friday, September 25 SubConnection will open at 11am Monday – Friday and 12 noon on weekends. The closing times will remain the same.

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September 21, 2009

Hispanic Heritage Month

Hispanic Heritage month started September 15, 2009 with Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Nicaragua celebrating their independence. Mexico and Chile are not far behind celebrating their independence September 16 and 18. The estimated Hispanic population of the US as of July 1, 2008 is 46.9 million, making people of Hispanic origin nation’s largest ethnic minority. In honor of Hispanic Heritage month The Terrace and The Riverview CafĂ© will be preparing special meals featuring signature flavors of Chef Roberto Santibanez. There will be two dinners (September 23 and October 7) and two lunches (September 30 & October 14). Sign up at either cafeteria on the special meal dates to win a cookbook by Chef Roberto Santibanez. One cookbook will be given away at each cafeteria. Names will be drawn by Friday, October 16.

The Dulany will also be serving their annual “Sabor Latino!” lunch Thursday, October 8 from 11-2. Reservations are recommended. You may make your reservation today by calling the Blugold Dining office at 715-836-5261. Please make sure to call early as seating fills quickly. We hope to see you there!

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September 16, 2009

Talking Trash

Hopefully everyone is having a smooth first full week. All of you have probably noticed our many garbage receptacles around the dining areas. It may seem confusing at first, but please take the time to separate and throw your trash items in the appropriate bins. Signs with pictures and descriptions of what can be disposed of in each are located on top and on the front of the bins. All food scraps are compostable along with our eco-friendly paper plates, brown napkins, clear plastic cups, straws, utensils and salad to-go containers.

UWEC is proud to be selected as the first commercial composting site in Eau Claire and we are trying our best to become more environmentally responsible and conforming to our University’s strategic plan to become an eco-friendly operation. If you have any questions about what you can compost or recycle please let us know!

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September 9, 2009

Students, faculty and staff will find a number of exciting changes in our dining areas this fall.

In The Terrace, the seating capacity has been increased and new food options will be available beginning this semester. The a la carte dining area known as the Little Niagara Inn, which included Ultimate Baja and Salad Toss, now is incorporated into The Terrace, and its specialized menus are now part of the cafeteria.

Guests visiting The Terrace will find main entrees, exhibition cooking and a deli sandwich station in the main serving area along with ice cream and desserts. Soup, salad bar, cereal and beverages will be available next to the main seating area and our grill, pizza station and a new pasta bar will all be located in the Little Niagara Inn.

Marketplace, the food court on the lower level of Davies Center, also has been remodeled and will offer additional menu options formerly found in Ultimate Baja and Salad Toss. Intermezzos, the dining area centrally located in the Blugold Room, has been expanded to offer soups and a greater variety of sandwiches and other grab-and-go options for lunch patrons.