Labor Day Weekend Schedule for Food Services
Roland Depew, ARAMARK manager for CUA, announces the following Labor Day Weekend hours:
The Student Restaurant: 7 a.m. to 2 a.m., Saturday; 7 a.m. to midnight, Sunday through Monday
The Food Court: Closed, Saturday through Monday
The Loft C-Store: noon to midnight, Saturday through Monday
The Law School: noon to 6 p.m., Saturday through Monday
Cardinal Cash Web Management
The Office of Business Services announces that, beginning this semester, members of the university community who make purchases with a Cardinal Card can use the Internet to add Cardinal Cash funds to their accounts. To add funds to an existing account, visit http://cardinalcash.cua.edu and click on "Manage Your Account Online." Users will be prompted to enter credit or debit card information. The service is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
To make cash deposits into Cardinal Card accounts, users should visit the CUA cashier's window, located at 155 Leahy Hall, Monday through Friday, between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. The university does not accept personal checks for Cardinal Card deposits. For more information, contact Rana Silver, implementation specialist, at 202-319-6403, Monday through Friday, from 9:30 a.m. to noon or 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m.
New Dining Services
Ralph Scherini, associate vice president for business services, announces the new dining offerings and venues that will be provided by ARAMARK, CUA's new dining services provider. He also explains the new dining plans that will be available to students, faculty and staff.
The new dining program is called Anytime Dining. It impacts the ability of students to support themselves and was instituted in direct response to their needs and desires. Anytime Dining is designed to allow students to eat on their schedule as opposed to the restaurant’s schedule. Combined with a significant expansion of operating hours, Anytime Dining becomes a powerful nutritional and social program.
The Student Restaurant is now open until midnight throughout the week and until 2 a.m. on Fridays and Saturdays. Students are able to enter the restaurant as many times as they wish. In addition, a limited takeout option is available to accommodate those students who wish to "grab and go." Anytime Dining replaces the 21- and 15-meal plans, which have been discontinued. The 100- and 175-block plans are still available for non-mandatory students to use on a meal-by-meal basis.
Here’s an example of what Anytime Dining allows: Students can have cereal at 10 a.m., eat lunch at 1:30 p.m., snack on an apple after their last class, eat dinner at 8:30 p.m. after their workout or team practice and take a study break at 11 p.m. for an omelette. On weekends, students can meet friends for mid-morning coffee, eat dinner before going out to the movies and grab a pizza on the way back to their residence hall.
Under the new contract, the venues in the Student Restaurant have been modified to increase the quality, freshness and healthiness of dining options. New features include a robust vegetarian/vegan menu, theme meals, exhibition cooking, the availability of fresh sushi, a Chipotle Mexican station, rotating menus from around the globe, a station that offers a culinary twist on old American favorites, new pizza and pasta creations, freshly baked breads and desserts and a large salad bar.
A new series of faculty and staff dining plans also has been instituted under the new contract. Now available are small block plans that enable faculty and staff to dine in the Student Restaurant at significant discounts (from $4 to $5 per entry). These plans do not expire; they roll over each semester. They will be available by mid-September.
Under the new contract, the following dining venues will open this academic year:
Leahy Hall Coffee Kiosk (lobby; opens September)
Pangborn Cyber Café (lower level, opens October)
Cardinal (Sports) Concessions (trailer area, opens October)
On-Campus Pizza Delivery (opens October 2007)
Quiznos (Food Court, opens January 2007)
Starbucks @ the Pryz (“Fishbowl” opens January 2007)
For more information or to sign up for the new faculty/staff block plans, visit the dining services Web site at http://dining.cua.edu.
Pryzbyla Center Operating Hours
University Center, Student Programs and Events has announced the Pryzbyla Center operating hours for the fall semester:
Sunday through Thursday: 7 a.m. to midnight
Friday and Saturday: 7 a.m. to 2 a.m.
For more information, contact Tim Gregory, associate director for operations, at email@example.com.
Dell Battery Recall
The Center for Planning and Information Technology advises the university community that Dell Computer recently announced a major battery recall. Individuals who operate a Dell notebook computer may be affected and are advised to inspect their current batteries. Dell states: "Under rare conditions, it is possible for these batteries to overheat, which could pose a risk of fire." To determine whether a battery has been affected by the recall and, if so, to order a free replacement battery from Dell, visit http://www.dellbatteryprogram.com.
Dell also warns, "Batteries subject to recall should not be used while awaiting a replacement battery pack from Dell. You may continue to use your notebook computer using the AC adapter power cord originally provided with your notebook." For more information, visit http://computing.cua.edu or contact Betsy Ramsey, director of information technology, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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