November 22, 2010

Composting Update

The Blugold Dining composing program has been in effect for almost two years now. Back in January 2009 we entered into a partnership with Veolia Environmental Services and became one of the first commercial facilities in Wisconsin to offer composting as an environmentally friendly, waste disposal alternative.

On average, Blugold Dining composts about 18,000 pounds of food and packaging each week from UW-Eau Claire. This environmental effort will conserve space in local landfills as well as reduce methane emissions by turning food and other waste materials into nutrient-rich soil.

Remember to look for the green composting containers located throughout Davies Center and Hilltop Recreation Center. All food scraps (besides bones) and most of our packaging is compostable! We appreciate your effort in helping us reduce our carbon footprint.

Keep up the great work!

November 15, 2010

Another Successful Helping Hands Across America Event!

Blugold Dining wishes to thank all UW-Eau Claire students, faculty and staff as well as members of the Eau Claire community for participating in our Helping Hands Across America food drive on November 10th. As a result of everyone’s effort, over 3,800 pounds of food was donated to the Feed My People Food Bank in Eau Claire. The event was a huge success as the total surpassed last year’s event by over 1,000 pounds!

A special thank you goes out to the four faculty groups and five student organizations that participated on campus. The top faculty group for the third consecutive year was the Activities & Programs office and the top student organization was the University Usher Corps.

More than 14,500 individuals each month rely on food received from programs supplied by Feed My People Food Bank. They distribute more than 2,000,000 pounds of food each year to hunger relief agencies in 14 counties in west central Wisconsin.

We look forward to another great Helping Hands Across America event next year!

November 12, 2010

Middle East Awareness Week Starts November 16th!

Middle East Awareness Week on campus is quickly approaching. Starting on Tuesday, November 16th, the following activities will take place:

  • The film “Reel Bad Arab: How Hollywood Vilifies a People”

  • Middle-Eastern cuisine in the Dulany

  • Panel discussion—“Middle East Exposed”

  • Arabic music by Hala Dasouqi

  • Screening of “Khuda Ke Liya”

Click here or on the image for more details!

November 5, 2010

Helping Hands Across America Food Drive

Blugold Dining cordially invites all members of the university community to fight hunger and help those in need in the Chippewa Valley by taking part in our Helping Hands Across America annual food drive on Wednesday, November 10. The Blugold Dining program will sponsor the nonperishable food drive all day in all campus dining locations.

All of the food items collected will help senior citizens, single parents, the working poor, the homeless, the mentally ill and others in need throughout the Chippewa Valley.

Last year more than 2,800 pounds of food was collected and donated to the Feed My People Food Bank in Eau Claire. We hope to collect more than 5,000 pounds of food during this year's event and we need your help!

Faculty, staff, student organizations and residence halls are encouraged to collect food as a class project, department or group. As a special incentive, the groups donating the most food per person will receive a fantastic reward from Blugold Dining.

Donations from the community are also encouraged. Those wishing to contribute may drop off their donations at Marketplace on the lower level of Davies Center from 8 a.m. – 6 p.m., on November 10.

For questions or to register your group, please stop by the Blugold Dining office (Davies 227) or email Paula Stytz at

November 2, 2010

New Text Messaging Program with Great Offers

Blugold Dining is making it easier than ever to receive great deals! We have recently implemented our new text messaging program, called, where you can stay connected and receive exclusive, valuable promotions and offers through your cell phone.

Students, faculty and staff are invited to sign up at any retail Blugold Dining location. In addition, we will be offering a free cookie to anyone who signs up this Wednesday morning in the Davies Center Lobby near the Service Center.

We look forward to sharing some new offers with you!