Derek Jackson Receives ACUHO-I Residential Service Award
Sept. 1, 2023 -Housing and Dining Services extends our sincere congratulations to our director Dr. Derek Jackson on receiving the 2023 Association of College and University Housing Officers – International Presidential Service Award.
Union Station by JP's Open for Academic Year
Aug. 23, 2023 – Classes are back in session and that means Union Station by JP’s is open and ready to welcome students and staff back on campus!
Thank You to Move-In Volunteers
Aug. 21, 2023 - Housing and Dining Services appreciates the time spent by several campus groups welcoming students.
Housing and Dining Services Seeks Move-In Volunteers
July 31, 2023 – Residence Hall move-in is almost here! Housing and Dining Services has been working tirelessly this summer to prepare for the fall arrival of students, and now we are looking for your help to welcome students on move-in day.
Dining Associate Director Selected as a Winner of Pacific Northwest Canned Pears Recipe Contest
Union Station by JP's Summer Hours and Specials
June 7, 2023 - Happy Patio Season! Summer is here, and Union Station by JP’s is open and ready to help you enjoy it with our beautiful patio seating and a refreshing cocktail or ice-cold beer.
Union Station by JP's Closed May 15-21
May 12, 2023 - Union Station by JP’s will be closed for service May 15-21 to give our student and full-time staff time to rejuvenate before our summer service begins. We are hard at work on our summer menu and can’t wait to see you back in our dining room on May 22!
JP's Sports Grill Graduation Weekend Hours
May 10, 2023 - JP’s Sports Grill will have special hours this weekend to support our students and allow them to celebrate graduation or go home for summer break!
Kevin Cook Recognition Celebration
May 1, 2023 - Join us in celebrating Kevin Cook for his 20 plus years with Kansas State University department of Housing and Dining Services.
2023-2024 JP's Scholarship Recipients
April 28, 2023 - Housing and Dining Services has selected the 2023-2024 recipients of the JP’s Scholarship. Read on to get to know more about each recipient!
Grazing Kansas Dinner
April 7, 2023 –Housing and Dining Services will be hosting a celebration of local Kansas foods with the Grazing Kansas dinner on Thursday, April 13.
Union Station by JP's Faculty Fridays
Feb. 3, 2023 – Happy Friday! Union Station by JP’s will be hosting Faculty Fridays again this semester from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. every week.
Jerome Tang Radio Show at USJP's
Nov. 29, 2022 - Get excited for another season of Wildcat Basketball! The 2022-2023 season has begun, and Coach Tang is ready to take the court and the mic. Union Station by JP's Gastropub will be hosting the Jerome Tang Radio Show with the help of "The Voice of the Wildcats" Wyatt Thompson, and of course Coach Tang.
Union Station JP's Celebrates Thanksgiving Early
Nov. 11, 2022 - Celebrate Thanksgiving early with Union Station JP’s all week long! From Nov. 14-Nov. 18 USJP’s will be having a Thanksgiving special.
Housing and Dining Services Staff Recognized in Burger Contest
Oct. 7, 2022 - Housing and Dining Services registered dietitians Kristi Baonga, and Camille Korenek recently participated in the Build the Best Bean Burger contest through the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.
JP's Announces 2022-2023 Scholarship Recipients
Sept. 21, 2022- Housing and Dining Services has selected the 2022-2023 recipients of the JP’s Scholarship. Each student will be awarded $1,000 to offset academic expenses.
Union Station by JP's Faculty Fridays
Sept. 8, 2022 - Join Union Station by JP’s on Friday afternoons for Faculty Fridays! USJP’s will be hosting the Faculty Fridays event from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. every Friday.
Housing and Dining Services now Offering Fresh Made Sushi
Sept. 1, 2022 - Housing and Dining Services will now be offering sushi at a variety of our retail locations!
The Bakery At Derby Dining Center Open for Fall
Aug. 30, 2022 - The Bakery at Derby Dining Center is open for the fall semester and ready to serve up delicious baked goods!
Housing and Dining Services Seeks Move-In Volunteers
Aug. 2, 2022 —Kansas State University Housing and Dining Services is seeking Welcome Cat volunteers to assist with residence hall move-in.
Joyce and Joe’s Cornerstone Café at Hale Library Open Through Summer
June 6, 2022 — While many retail locations across campus have closed for the summer, Joyce and Joe’s Cornerstone Café on the first floor of Hale Library is open and ready to fulfill your caffeine needs!
Meeting and Event Spaces Available at a Special Rate
April 1, 2022 - Students, student organizations, staff members and university affiliates are now eligible to receive a discount when booking on-campus Housing and Dining venues.
Celebrate St. Patrick's Day at JP's Sports Grill
March 7, 2022 - JP’s Sports Grill invites guests to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with a festive menu inspired by Irish dishes. The menu will run from Monday, March 7, through Friday, March 11.
JP's Sports Grill Brings Mardi Gras to Manhattan
Feb. 28, 2022 - JP’s Sports Grill invites guests to celebrate Mardi Gras with a special menu inspired by traditional New Orleans dishes. The menu will run from Monday, Feb. 28, through Saturday, March 5.
The Bakery at Derby Dining Center Reopens for Spring
Feb. 15, 2022 - The Bakery at Derby Dining Center is now open for the spring semester. The hours of operations are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. The menu varies every day, so stop by and see the selection of sweet treats!
Celebrate Valentine's Day at JP's Sports Grill
Feb. 11, 2022 - JP’s Sports Grill invites guests to celebrate the day of love with a special, one-day-only Valentine’s Day menu. The exclusive menu will run from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday, Feb. 14.
Celebrate the Holidays with JP's Restaurants
Dec. 1, 2021 - Faculty and staff are invited to celebrate upcoming on-campus holiday events and group gatherings at Union Station by JP’s Gastropub and JP’s Sports Grill.
Celebrate Thanksgiving at JP's Sports Grill
Nov. 16, 2021 - JP’s Sports Grill invites guests to celebrate Thanksgiving early with its special JP’s Giving menu. The menu will run from Thursday, Nov. 18, through Friday, Nov. 19.
JP's Sports Grill Introduces JP's Favorites Menu
Nov. 8, 2021 - JP’s Sports Grill invites guests to get a taste of customer and staff favorites with a special, one-week-only JP’s Favorites menu. The menu will run from Monday, Nov. 8, through Saturday, Nov. 13
Happy Hour at Cornerstone Café at Jardine Apartments
Nov. 1, 2021 - Cornerstone Café at Jardine Apartments is excited to announce it is now offering Happy Hour specials featuring Starbucks drinks. The promotions will be valid from 2 to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Smurthwaite Scholarship and Leadership Houst to Host Open House
Oct. 29, 2021 - Smurthwaite Scholarship and Leadership House will host an open-house event from 3 to 6 p.m. Friday, Oct. 29. This event is open to anyone who would like to check out Smurthwaite and its features.
Celebrate Oktoberfest at JP's Sports Grill
Oct. 25, 2021 - JP’s Sports Grill invites guests to an Oktoberfest Celebration with a special menu inspired by the German festival. The menu will run from Monday, Oct. 25, through Saturday, Oct. 30.
Starbucks Coffee Now Proudly Served at Cornerstone Café in Wefald and Jardine Apartments
Sept. 29, 2021 - In honor of National Coffee Day, Cornerstone Café is excited to announce it is now proudly serving Starbucks coffee at the Wefald and Jardine Apartments locations! Customers are invited to stop by either location to enjoy one of the select small free iced or hot beverages being offered all day long to celebrate.
Housing and Dining Services Brings German Fare to Dining Centers
Sept. 29, 2021 - Housing and Dining Services will bring authentic German fare to Derby and Kramer dining centers with its Oktoberfest Dinner event Thursday, Sept. 30.
Facultry and Staff Invited to Attend Open House in Dining Centers
Sept. 7, 2021 - Faculty and staff are invited to attend an open house in Derby and Kramer dining centers, hosted by Housing and Dining Services.
Online Ordering Available at The Bakery at Derby Dining Center
Sept. 3, 2021 - The Bakery at Derby Dining Center is open for the fall semester and now accepting online orders, with the retail counter opening later this fall.
Derby Dining Center Featured in Foodservice Equipment Reports Article
June 9, 2021 —Derby Dining Center has been featured in an article by Foodservice Equipment Reports for its new construction and design. The article features an overview of the construction process and the intent behind specific design elements in the dining center to transform and upgrade the previous facility.
Jenny Kolbeck and Anna Dold Selected as Barista and Student Employee of the Month for May
May 4, 2021 — Cornerstone Café at Jardine Apartments and JP's Sports Grill congratulate Jenny Kolbeck and Anna Dold for being honored as the Barista of the Month and Student Employee of the Month for May, respectively.
National Residence Hall Honorary Leadership Reception Awards
April 23, 2021 — The Little Apple Chapter of the National Residence Hall Honorary virtually recognized residents of on-campus communities for their outstanding work over the past year Monday, April 19. The ceremony can be viewed on the NRHH website.
Camille Korenek Selected as KSAND Recipe Contest Winner
April 7, 2021 — Camille Korenek, associate director for dining and instructor in the Department of Food, Nutrition, Dietetics and Health, has been selected as a winner of a recipe contest hosted by Kansas Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics .
KC Johnson Honored as Cornerstone Jardine's Barista of the Month
April 2, 2021 — KC Johnson is the April Barista of the Month at Cornerstone Café at Jardine Apartments!
The Bakery at Derby Dining Center Reopens
March 22, 2021 — The Bakery at Derby Dining Center is scheduled to reopen for the spring semester at 9 a.m. Monday, March 22, following a year-long renovation of the building. The Bakery will be open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Dr. Mary Molt Selected as Leader in Onsite Food Service Operations
March 18, 2021 — Dr. Mary Molt, associate director of Housing and Dining Services and assistant professor of food, nutrition, dietetics and health, has been recognized as one of 13 leaders in onsite food service operations by Food Management.
Amber Montgomery Selected as Cornerstone Jardine's Barista of the Month for March
March 2, 2021 — Cornerstone Café at Jardine Apartments congratulates Amber Montgomery for being honored as its March Barista of the Month!
Lexe West Honored as Cornerstone Jardine's Barista of the Month
Feb. 3, 2021 — Cornerstone Café at Jardine Apartments congratulates Lexe West for being selected as its February Barista of the Month!
Nick Lander Recognized as Professional Staff of the Week
Feb. 1, 2021 — Nick Lander, Housing and Dining Services associate director for student living, was recognized as Professional Staff of the Week at the Jan. 30 men's home basketball game.
Housing and Dining Services Receives Outstanding Support for International Initiatives Award
Nov. 19, 2020 — The Office of International Programs presented Housing and Dining Services with the 2020 Outstanding Support for International Initiatives Award as part of International Education Week. This recognition is presented annually to recognize a K-State department, unit or organization that has gone above and beyond to support international initiatives and/or serve a global student body in extraordinary ways.
JP’s Scholarship Recipients Announced
Sept. 9, 2020 — The Department of Housing and Dining Services has announced the recipients of the 2020-2021 JP’s Scholarship. Each student will be awarded $500 for the fall semester and $500 for the spring semester to to offset academic expenses.
JP's Sports Grill and Union Station by JP's Gastropub Reopen
Aug. 20, 2020 — Foodies, rejoice! JP’s Sports Grill and Union Station by JP’s Gastropub have reopened.
National Residence Hall Honorary Leadership Reception Awards
May 15, 2020 — The Little Apple Chapter of the National Residence Hall Honorary was unable to hold its annual leadership reception this spring, but the organization did virtually recognize residents of on-campus communities for their outstanding work over the past year. The ceremony can be viewed on the NRHH website.
USS EOTY Nomination, Housing and Dining Services Thad Pultz, Maintenance and Repair Technician II, Marlatt Hall
Feb. 10, 2020 — The Department of Housing and Dining Services nominates Thad Pultz, maintenance and repair technician II, for the honor of University Support Staff Employee of the Year.
Dining Employees: An Essential Piece to our Puzzle
Jan. 29, 2020 — On Friday, Jan. 10, nearly 150 people came together to celebrate the success of K-State Dining Services and their employees.
JP’s Scholarship Winners Announced
Dec. 2, 2019 — Four students have been selected as the recipients of the JP’s Scholarship for 2019-2020. Each student will be awarded a $1,000 scholarship.
John Pence retires from Housing and Dining Services after 56 years
Aug. 28, 2019 — Housing and Dining Services marks the end of an era with the retirement of John Pence, senior associate director for dining services, after 56 years of service. A reception will be held from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Friday, Sept. 20, at the K-State Alumni Center’s Tadtman Board Room.
Chelsea Paul brings leadership skills to Kramer Dining Center
July 17, 2019 — The Department of Housing and Dining Services recognizes Chelsea Paul, culinary operations manager at Kramer Dining Center, for her selection to participate in the National Association of College & University Food Services Leadership Institute June 16-21 in Solon, Ohio.
Karen Thompson Retirement Reception To Be Held June 27
June 18, 2019 — The Department of Housing and Dining Services invites its campus colleagues to a celebration of Karen Thompson's 38 years of service from 2-3:30 p.m. Thursday, June 27, at the Pittman Foodstores Warehouse.
Housing and Dining Services Honors Leaders
April 16, 2019 − The Little Apple Chapter of the National Residence Hall Honorary held its annual leadership reception Monday, April 15, at the Alumni Center ballroom. More than 50 awards were given out at the event. The Department of Housing and Dining Services offers its congratulations to the following.
2019 KSUnity Conference: Learn About Inclusive Leadership
Jan. 28, 2019 — Housing and dining services will host the second annual KSUnity Conference from 1-5 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 3, in the College of Business Administration Building. All students are welcome to attend this event geared toward learning to grow as inclusive leaders.
Housing and Dining Services Honors Employees
Jan. 14, 2019 — Members of K-State’s dining services met at Derby Dining Center Jan. 11 to celebrate a group of dedicated employees. At its annual Employee Recognition Ceremony, 25 employees were recognized in one of three categories: years of service, attendance or retirement.
K-State Dining Services Best in State
Nov. 1, 2018 — Kansas State University has the best college dining program in Kansas, according to a set of rankings from the website Niche.com.
Study spaces available in Derby and Kramer
Oct. 9, 2018 — K-State Libraries currently offers study spaces in various Housing and Dining Services locations throughout the week. These include 5-10 p.m. in Derby 134 and 5-11 p.m. in the Meadowlark Room located on Kramer’s second floor, Sunday through Thursday. All students are welcome to utilize these spaces for individual and group studying.
Register to vote: A how-to guide for students
Oct. 8, 2018 — The Department of Housing and Dining Services encourages students to make their voice heard by registering to vote, and by voting in the upcoming election. Students can utilize this how-to guide to register to vote.
Smooth Move: Instructions for Move-In Day 2018
Aug. 16, 2018 — Saturday, Aug. 18, is the official move-in day at K-State’s residence halls. Housing and dining services offers a warm welcome to all new and returning residents, and offers information to help them make the transition from home to college.
Kids can cook with chef at Union Station
July 10, 2018 — Union Station by JP's welcomes kids ages 5-14 to sign up for a fun-filled evening of cooking with Chef Kate Sinnard. Cooking will be from 6-7:30 p.m. on Mondays, beginning July 16 until mid-December.