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UConn Makes Top 5 Greenest Colleges

UConn Makes Top 5 Greenest Colleges for 2017

The Beanery Café Will Be Closed For The Summer

The Beanery Café in the Benton Museum will be closed for the summer beginning Monday, May 8th, due to construction. Please visit Wilbur’s Café in the Wilbur Cross building.

Chuck & Augie’s Open Commencement Weekend

Chuck & Augie’s Restaurant in the Student Union will be open Saturday & Sunday, May 6th & 7th from noon -4:00pm. Stop in and celebrate with delicious food and beverages!

Spring is in the Air and Our Farm Fresh Market Will Be Opening Soon

Dining Services own Farm Fresh Market will be opening for another great season on Thursday, May 25th on Fairfield Way in front of the library. The Market will be open every Thursday from 11:00am – 1:30pm through September 28th. Mark your calendars and plan on stopping buy to purchase the freshest produce and other products from our student-run Spring Valley Farm and other local farmers and businesses. Cash and credit accepted.

Farm Fresh Market

Dining Units Open During Summer Break

During the summer break there will be several dining units open for meal service:

  • May 8th – July 8th: McMahon; re-opens August 13th
  • July 9th – August 5th: Putnam
  • August 6th – Fall start-up: South

Hours of operation every day will be:

  • Breakfast: 7:00am – 9:30am
  • Lunch: 11:30am – 2:15pm
  • Dinner: 4:15pm – 7:15pm

Note: All units will be closed May 29th (Memorial Day) and July 4th.

UConn Among First Universities to Gain “Green” Rating at All Dining Units

UConn Among First Universities to Gain ‘Green’ Rating at All Dining Halls

Certified Green Restaurant® Information

In keeping with the University’s environmental sustainability plans, all of our eight residential dining units (Whitney, Buckley, South, McMahon, Putnam, Northwest, North & Gelfenbien) have been approved as Certified Green Restaurant® with the Green Restaurant Association. Founded in 1990, The Green Restaurant Association, an international nonprofit organization, has pioneered the Green Restaurant® movement as the leading voice within the industry, encouraging restaurants to green their operations using transparent, science-based certification standards. With its turnkey certification system, the GRA has made it accessible for thousands of restaurants to become more environmentally sustainable in Energy, Water, Waste, Food, Chemicals, Disposables, & Building. For more information: http://dining.uconn.edu/locations/

A Bagged Meal Option is Available if Needed Because of Illness

Now that flu season is upon us, if you become ill and cannot make it to a dining unit for a meal, you may call the dining facility you normally eat in, ask for the manager on duty and request a meal “to go.” Please provide the manager with your PeopleSoft number as well as the name of the individual who will be picking up your meal. When the designated person picks up the meal for you, they may swipe in their own card, swipe in the requesting student’s card and contact the unit manager to assist with the take-out.

Environmental Leadership Awards

The Environmental Leadership Awards (ELAs) presented by UConn’s Office of Environmental Policy, were created as a way to honor those individuals that have truly excelled in their efforts to contribute to environmental awareness and promote progress in our ‘green’ efforts. These individuals have worked with other groups to make real, immediate improvements in the sustainability of our campus and beyond.

A winner is selected for each of the major categories: Undergraduate Student, Graduate Student, University Faculty/Administrator, and Staff. There are also ELA awards given to UConn-Affiliated Groups (e.g., Clubs, Organizations, Centers or Institutes), Alumni, and Special Recognition/External groups and individuals who have made significant contributions in executing major projects and initiatives for the University of Connecticut.

Presenting the awards was Dr. Gene Likens, UConn’s Special Advisor to the President on Environmental Affairs and Distinguished Professor in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology. Dr. Likens, a world renowned scientist, discovered acid rain.

Congratulations to all the winners!

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Dining Services Wins the Staff Group Award

Dining Services staff: Rob Landolphi, Mike White, Tracey Roy and presenter Dr. Gene Likens

 

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Dining Services’ Spring Valley Student Farm Wins the Student Group Award

 

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Julia Cartabiano, Manager of Spring Valley Student Farm, Wins the Staff Award

 

The Beanery will Present “Open Mic Night”

Are you looking for a stage on which to perform, play music, read poetry, etc? The Beanery Cafe, located in the Benton Museum, will offer an open mic night every Tuesday evening beginning this fall semester. Contact ethan.haggerty@uconn.edu for more information.