The Wichitan

Dining services offer 7 locations to eat on campus

Micah Wilson, Reporter

March 13, 2019

Taking the time to plan grocery shopping, meal prep, and cooking time into an already full schedule can become quite a chore. Eating on campus can alleviate stress and provide an alternative option to home-cooked meals. Dining services provides seven different locations to make dining on campus options...

Question of the week: What is food insecurity? and how can MSU help?

Alana Earle and Yerasly Duran

January 23, 2019

Students body defines what they think food insecurity is, and discuss how they believe MSU can help. Alex Espy, education elementary teaching freshman| "I guess choosing between school and food shouldn't be an option. I feel like you should have both. You can't really have a proper education without food....

Food Truck Friday a chance to try local food

Food Truck Friday a chance to try local food

Jeri Moore, Reporter

September 6, 2018

The first 100 students will get a ticket that can be used to get an item from the food trucks. The item and participation are dependent on the food trucks themselves, Ruby Arriaga, the coordinator of Student Activities in the Office of Student Involvement, explained.

New director of dining to set new goals to benefit students

New director of dining to set new goals to benefit students

latoya fondren

January 23, 2018

The sound of fresh fruit blending and the warm smell of grilled chili lime chicken fill the air in Mesquite Dining Hall as chefs prepare for the spring semester under the leadership of the new director of dining hall services, Kevin Chafins. "I’ve been doing food service since I was 16 years ...

Vegan dining lacks variety

Daisy Reyes Guzman, Reporter

November 29, 2017

When transitioning to college the hardest part is what to eat. At home students are used to their parents cooking for them, but in college students rely on the dining hall and meal swaps. Meals that are offered on campus are not liked by many students, but for vegan students vegan meals are even harder to ...

Weekend dining needs improvement

The Wichitan

September 12, 2017

OUR VIEW: More than just Mesquite Dining Hall should be open on weekends. When students signed up for a meal plan, there's no indication of the times that the various dining spots on campus are actually open. Students think they can go anywhere, anytime — but that isn't the case. Chick Fil A, Einstein'...

New dining hours affect students

Joanne Ortega

February 28, 2017

Only seven weeks into the new year, dining locations have been exploring a new year and new mindset. The only problem is that students don’t like the new way of operating. Katelin Wiley, radiology freshman, said she does not like the new hours because everything closes too early and would prefer last se...

Cafeteria lacks both quality and quantity

The Wichitan

October 25, 2016

OUR VIEW: While some parts of the new cafeteria have improved, as a whole it has not.The quality of the cafeteria has declined since last year, and we believe this needs to change. There are days where they don't have cups or forks, and there are days when there is no milk for cereal. The sales are ...

Chik-fil-A opens behind schedule, above expectations

Chik-fil-A opens behind schedule, above expectations

Brianna Sheen

August 28, 2015

One of many changes to dining services, Chick-fil-A Expressofficially opened in the Clark Student Center food court on Aug. 27. "I will eat it for breakfast, lunch, and dinner and every snack in between," said Austin Snyder, marketing sophomore. Some students, like Chyenne Lozowski, nursing f...

Finishing touches go up on dining services, food court

Finishing touches go up on dining services, food court

Morgan Haire

August 17, 2015

The Mesquite Dining Hall and Clark Student Center food court have a fresh new look. The dining services contract with Chartwells was finalized in early March and Chartwells officially began cooking for residents this summer. “The cafeteria has become a place I actually want to eat at,” said La...

Housing, dining director to take over Study Abroad

Housing, dining director to take over Study Abroad

Ethan Metcalf

March 2, 2015

As Larry Williams, sociology professor and director of the Study Abroad Program, reaches retirement this May, Michael Mills, director of housing and dining services, will take over Williams' position June 1 this summer. "I’m very fortunate and very honored to have the opportunity to take over ...

Students give input as dining contract expires in July

Students give input as dining contract expires in July

Joanna Gartman

November 6, 2014

All residents of Killingsworth, Pierce and McCullough-Trigg Halls are required to purchase a meal plan, and that won't change, but the university's contract with Aramark might. The contract will expire at the end of July 2015, and Michael Mills, director of housing and dining services, said two ...

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