|Dining Services offers more options,locations for students in Fall 2009|
|As quickly as new buildings have sprung up around the SIUE campus,Dining services has more than kept pace.
Dining Services has expanded into both of the newest buildings on campus,the Student Success Center and the new Rec center.One of the expansions includes a new franchise,Kaldi's,a local coffee roaster.It will be located in the heart of the Student success Center on the main floor.
Senior Sam Randolph,part of Dining Services personnel,said the location makes it easier on students who are studying and do not want to get away from their books.
"People aren't going to want to travel too far,"Randolph said."We like to have things in close proximity,and that will be a great resource for students."
Randolph said the continued expansion of Dining Services will offer more options to students.Part of the expansion includes a new Freshen's,available at the newest extension of the Vadalabene Center.The Smoothie chain will be able to offer those working out with drinks that have vitamins and immune boosters.
"It can give people an idea of what Dining Services can provide for them outside of the University Center,"Randolph said.
Dennis Wobbe,Assistant Director of Dining Services,said one of the biggest changes was to the Grab 'n Go section,which offers students a quicker way to get something to eat between classes.In addition to the existing Grab 'n Go,there will also be one next to Kaldi's in the Student Success Center.Both locations will have a larger section of items to choose from,even food such as salmon.
Menu boards are also in the works for the different parts of the cafeteria.Wobbe hopes this will speed up lines by giving students a more prominent display of what is offered.
Another significant change from last year is the conversation of noodles/Pasta to an almost exclusive Asian Wok.The new area will have a 'make your own pasta bar' and will include more sauces and spices for each dish