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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. 

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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.

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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. 

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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! 

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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.

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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.

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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! 

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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!

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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. 

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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 WeekThis 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.

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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.

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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. 

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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.

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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. 

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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.

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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.

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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.  

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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. 

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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. 

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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.

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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.

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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. 

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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.

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