In a Nutshell
Global Connections, New Kitchen Management, Library Displays Panels
By: Whalesong Staff
On Feb. 20, the Global Connections club hosted its first dinner of the semester.
The Spanish Fiesta theme drew approximately 40 community members and students alike to the Schaible House.
The main dishes, prepared by Spanish exchange student Laura Vera Constan, included paella, made with rice, saffron and a variety of seafood such as scallops, mussels, shrimp and much more. An egg and potato tortilla was also made, unlike tortillas found in the store this was not something that would be used to make a wrap in.
The next Global connections dinner will be held on March 27 at 6:00 p.m. at the Schaible House, and the Global Gala will be held on April 10 at 7:00 p.m. at the UAS REC.
Career Services, UAS Hosts Job Fair
There will be a Job fair held for UAS students on March 4 from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. in the Lake room and extending into the Mourant Cafe.
There will be roughly 25 employers in attendance, providing information about their place of business. Most will be seasonal jobs, but there will be a few year-round employment opportunities offered as well.
The first 100 students will receive a free dollar off any food service item from the cafeteria.
If students find an employment position they are interested, they are encouraged visit Steve Laing in the Career Services office located in lower Mourant.
New Kitchen Management
UAS has a new Kitchen Manager named Carol Young. Young’s duties include running both the C-Store and Mourant Café. She has big plans for both, but Young also wants to hear what you have to say.
On March 4 at 6:30 p.m., there will be free pizza at the Lodge. Additionally, a meeting will be held so that students can tell the administration what changes they would like to see.
“We're going to upgrade everything, so that it’s a better quality. We're going to offer more variety, more ethnic cooking from different countries, more vegetarian selections, and more healthy things. I am just going to revamp everything,” Young stated. These changes should not affect the cost.
As of this past weekend, major changes in the C-store been implemented. Young promised the addition of Eggs, Bacon, Lunch meats, cheese and milk and delivered on this promise in the same afternoon. She also plans to upgrade all of the “grab and go” meals.
“Some of the entrees that are offered at Mourant Cafe will be frozen products. But it’s not going to be something that we buy and then send down there, it will be made up in the Cafe. It will be home made in the kitchen.” This will ensure that the food will stay fresh longer.
Young also mentioned other Bears pantry improvements. “We're also going to put in some produce, some tomatoes and lettuce. More things on the shelf that are usable, aspirin, and band aids, and laundry soap.” There was also an immediate drop in price of the day old entrées.
Young is waiting to hear what other suggestions the students come up with.
“I want to know what the students want. They need to be reasonable and give me attainable goals. Some of the more difficult things aren't going to happen overnight, but if we start now we can get them done by next semester.”
Students are encouraged to attend the feedback meeting being held at the Lodge and eat some free pizza. Voice your ideas to the administration. With a new Kitchen Manager in place, this is the time let your voice heard.
Egan Library Displays Panels
Students may have noticed the addition of several panels on the upper floor of the Egan Library.
The panels commemorate Alaska’s 50th anniversary of statehood. Outlining some of the struggles Alaska endured on the long road to statehood, divulging details about the drafting of Alaska’s state constitution, outlining territorial disadvantages and showcasing the Alaskan economy.
Alaska became a state in 1958; the last territory to become a state was 46 years prior when Arizona was bestowed statehood in 1912.
“Nowhere did the issue of statehood become more relevant or hotly debated than in the territorial capital of Juneau.”
With the addition of Alaska as a state, the 49th star was put onto the US flag. Hawaii would follow, rounding the number of stars on the flag off at an even 50.
Students are encouraged to read the panels and learn more about Alaska’s road to statehood.