April 28, 2011

Get FREE Taco Bell for Your Opinions!

Dear UWEC Students,

Today we are requesting your participation in an import market research study of the campus community with the goal of improving student services. In return for your valuable feedback, a coupon for a FREE Hard Shell Beef Taco from Taco Bell in the Hilltop Center Food Court will be available for you to print out at the end of the survey.

Please complete the survey as soon as possible! It should take about 7-9 minutes at the most to complete and will only be available through Sunday, May 1.

To log-in now and participate in this online survey, please click on the link below and enter the following 5-digit Log-in ID to begin the survey.

Log-in ID: 84956

Alternatively, you may copy and paste the entire URL link into the address line of your Internet browser (e.g., Internet Explorer, Firefox, Netscape, etc.).

Your anonymous responses to the research survey will be combined with the answers of other students in order to make improvements based on your feedback.

Thank you, in advance, for your participation and valuable feedback. We look forward to serving you!

Christian Wise, General Manager

April 21, 2011

Coca-Cola's New PlantBottle on Shelves Now!

Just in time for Earth Month, Odwalla is saying goodbye to its old packaging and saying hello to a new PlantBottle packaging—the first-ever fully recyclable plastic beverage bottle produced using plants.

PlantBottle packaging is available for both Odwalla and DASANI brands. Single-serve Odwalla packages are made from up to 100 percent plant-based materials and DASANI packages are made with up to 30 percent plant-based materials. This new packaging was designed to make a difference by offering a better designed package for a more sustainable future.

PlantBottle packaging used for Odwalla is made of high-density polyethylene (HDPE) plastic which is derived from 100 percent renewable sugarcane-based ethanol. It is the first nationally distributed beverage brand to make this transition and it represents a significant step in their brand’s ongoing efforts to protect the planet.

To date, PlantBottle packaging is estimated to have eliminated the equivalent of 30,000 metric tons of carbon dioxide, or three million gallons of gasoline used to produce PET plastic bottles. Currently, The Coca-Cola Company is working to further technology so other plant materials can be used in future PlantBottle packaging. According to them, “The ultimate long-term goal is to turn waste into a resource, resulting in a carbon neutral, 100 percent renewable, responsibly sourced bottle that is fully recyclable.”

The new packaging is beginning to be introduced into the market and our campus. It is currently available in the Hilltop Food Court on upper campus and will be available soon in Intermezzos CafĂ© and the Green Bean. Stop by to see this new innovation that’s a step in the right, sustainable direction!

April 12, 2011

New Cheesy Double Decker at Taco Bell!

Taco Bell up in the Hilltop Food Court is excited to announce its new item—a Cheesy Double Decker Taco! It’s twice the taco for only 89¢.

For a limited time only, enjoy a warm, soft flour tortilla, filled with beans and nacho cheese sauce, wrapped around their classic crunchy taco filled with seasoned beef, real cheddar cheese and crisp shredded lettuce.

If you want to try something new but still enjoy your favorite, try the Combo Meal Deal with the Cheesy Double Decker Taco, two Tacos and a 32oz fountain drink for only $3.99!

Once you try it out, let us know what you think!

April 8, 2011

Join us for Soup & Bread Night!

Tuesday, April 12 from 4:30 - 7:30 p.m. in Riverview Cafe (with late-night dinner following at 8:00 p.m.)

Students have selected soups, breads and beverages to replace the usual evening meal. The meal will be served by volunteers from a number of student organizations, and members of the Blugold Dining Committee. All Savings in labor and food costs will be donated to Feed My Starving Children and The Community Table.

Soup Selections:

  • Broccoli Cheese

  • Chicken Dumpling

  • Red Sauce Chili

  • Tomato Basil

Due to the charitable nature of this event, we can only accept: Declining Balance, Blugold Dollars, University Diners Club, and Cash.

**Unlimited entry via the All Access Meal Plan & Blugold Preferred Meal Plan will not be accepted**

April 4, 2011

Blugold Dining Supports Local Charities

Last October, Blugold Dining implemented a new employee program called Jeans Day for Charity. Every Friday our employees are invited to help out a local charity by donating $1 to the fund in order to wear jeans while working. They are then given a sticker to wear acknowledging their charitable donation.

Every three months the proceeds will be donated to a different local charity. When the program first began, all funds raised went toward purchasing additional gifts for the two families Blugold Dining adopted over the holiday season. We recently presented the Eau Claire and Chippewa County Humane Associations with a total of $364 which was collected from Jeans Day participants February through March.

The Blugold Dining team is proud to support non-profit organizations within our local community. We look forward to helping The Community Table next as they were built and are supported solely by the community.