Browsing: Campus Dining

The Faculty Student Association (FSA) hosted its annual Thanksgiving Day meal on November 23 from 11 am to 2 pm. All were invited to enjoy a traditional Thanksgiving meal with the trimmings in the Student Activities Center Food Court. This was the inaugural year in which the dining area was set up as a restaurant, providing students with a homestyle-like experience.   CulinArt, Stony Brook’s foodservice provider, prepared a special menu that included mashed sweet potatoes, country stuffing, yams, sautéed green beans, quinoa stuffed acorn squash, seasonal vegetables, dinner rolls, and of course, hand-carved roasted turkey. Apple cider was also…

Stony Brook University hosted a farmers market this summer featuring fresh seasonal products from local vendors. The farmers market will return this Fall 2017 in the Student Activities Center Plaza. Along the new East Side Dining patio, the Stony Brook community enjoyed freshly picked produce from local Long Island farms, homemade pretzels, pickles and olives from Horman’s Best Pickles, naturally baked goods, and a taste of artisan spring rolls. Some of the vendors, such as Le Fusion Artisan Spring Rolls, were members of the Stony Brook Business Incubator at Calverton, others were from the Riverhead Farmers’ Market. Fostering Community and…

Hunger and food insecurity are realities everywhere – even on college campuses. In response, Stony Brook students have stepped up to meet the immediate needs of their peers and the local Long Island community. Students for Humanity has partnered with the Faculty Student Association (FSA) to organize a Seawolves Food Drive from May 1 through May 18 so students can use their extra Dining Dollars to buy non-perishable food items (cans and plastic, no glass). These items will then be donated to the Stony Brook Food Pantry and Suffolk County Shelters. Donation bins are located at West Side Dining and…

Strawberries can be found at supermarkets all year long, but did you know these berries are at their peak during the summer months? Fresh, frozen, dried or in a smoothie, there is no denying that strawberries are a delicious snack that have lots of health-promoting benefits. Campus Dining Dietitian Stephanie May shares some interesting facts about this little fruit: Only wash and cut strawberries right before you eat them. If you leave them too long they will spoil quicker. According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Americans eat an average of 3.4 pounds of fresh strawberries every year (and that doesn’t…

Honoring diversity and emphasizing technology and comfort, Stony Brook’s newest state-of-the-art student facilities were officially opened in a ribbon-cutting ceremony on February 22, 2017. Chávez and Tubman Residence Halls and the East Side Dining facility are fully equipped to provide a modern and convenient student life experience, as well as a safe and inclusive environment. “Stony Brook strives to create an environment that welcomes all,” said Stony Brook University President Samuel L. Stanley Jr. “This new complex was designed not simply to house and feed students, but to give them a space where they can engage as part of the…

Beginning Wednesday, February 15, Campus Dining is offering a new buffet at the J Club at Jasmine in the Charles B. Wang Center. Every Wednesday the new buffet will feature Chinese and Korean cuisine from 11 am to 2 pm for $12.95 (+ tax), which includes a beverage. J Club is located in Jasmine’s back dining room at the Wang Center. Dining Dollars, Wolfie Wallet, cash and credit cards are accepted.

Hard work does not go unrewarded. Five student employees have been chosen to receive Faculty Student Association (FSA) scholarships for the Fall 2016 semester: Ankur Mody, Senior, Technology Systems Management  Amy Nan, Junior, Technology Systems Management  Elena Howe, Sophomore, Psychology  Kylie Campanelli, Senior, Environmental Humanities Tylene Hilarie, Senior, Chemistry  The five scholarships, offered each semester, honor exemplary student employees with a monetary award of $500 each. “I plan to put the money I have been awarded toward my tuition, as I am determined to make the most out of my time at Stony Brook,” said Amy Nan. The scholarship, exclusive to…

We all know that studying hard will help you ace your final exams, but it is also very important to maintain healthy eating habits during times of high stress to help you focus and do your best.   Dr. Sujatha Palat from Stony Brook’s Student Health Service, says, “I always advise the students to make sure they are making healthy choices regarding food and drink, staying well hydrated, eating regularly without skipping  meals (along with getting good sleep) especially around exams, so they stay healthy and maintain a strong immune system.” The good news is, there are foods that can…

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The newest and grandest dining facility on campus is now open. With a mix of food-court-style retail restaurants and dine-in options, East Side Dining was designed to be a place for students to eat, socialize and study with friends.  East Side Dining is opening gradually, allowing for effective staff training and adjustments based on student feedback in order to create a new and exciting dining experience on campus. For a complete list of offerings and hours of operation, visit the Campus Dining website.

There is so much to say about the new East Side Dining, but following are the top 10 highlights.

When students wake up on campus this Thursday, September 29, they will be smelling the coffee as a new mobile Starbucks truck arrives at the Student Activities Center (SAC) Circle just in time for National Coffee Day. This is the first Starbucks mobile truck on a SUNY campus, the first ever in New York State and one of only eight in the country. The truck will operate Monday through Friday from 9 am to 2 pm and 4 pm to 9 pm, serving hot and cold beverages and a variety of pastries, breakfast sandwiches and lunch items. Meal plan dining dollars,…

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