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The salad bar and dessert bar will be combined to create a better flow of traffic. The new combined station will be U-shaped, allowing for an employee to be of assistance at all times. (Photo by Alyson Collins)

Chick-fil-A adding milkshakes, Sodexo replacing MrBeast Burger among changes coming to campus dining

Alyson Collins , Staff Writer March 22, 2023

Sodexo announced changes to campus dining beginning in Fall 2023, including milkshakes at Chick-fil-A, MrBeast Burger being replaced, a renovation to The Loft and the Sweets Spot Bakery leaving. The...

The former location for Fiesta Fuego will soon be replaced with Mein Bowl.

New restaurant to replace Fiesta Fuego in Fall 2022

Alyssa DeWig, Staff Writer April 27, 2022

Plans for new restaurants and dining options on campus are currently in the works for Fall 2022, including a restaurant called Mein Bowl, robotic vending and a ghost kitchen.  Rebecca Diamond, director...

Sodexo employees serve students in The Loft Wednesday night.

Students want more dining options; Sodexo wants more students

Fallon Heady, Staff Writer March 3, 2022

The campus community wants to see more dining options on campus, but Sodexo is struggling to have enough student participation at campus dining options and enough student workers to provide more dining...

Tessa Robbins, a freshman business administration major, performed at the Starbucks Open Mic Night on Nov. 14.

Students shine at Starbucks Open Mic Night

Emma Corry, Features Editor November 19, 2019

Tessa Robbins sang “Million Reasons” by Lady Gaga at a busy Starbucks when her friends, gathered at one of the tables, started swaying their cell phone flashlights in rhythm with the music. “I...

The EWSU advised students, faculty, staff and administrators to boil water for at least 10 minutes before using along with using bottled water to brush teeth or cook. Water bottles were placed on water fountains across the university.

Students quench for solution to multiple boil advisories

Riley Guerzini, Editor-in-Chief October 22, 2019

The Evansville Water and Sewage Utility have placed a boil advisory on the university’s campus as well as in housing for the second time in three weeks, frustrating students as they have been unable...

Scheduled food delivery services have been put on hold after costs from the third party company Tapingo were seen as too high.

Grubhub replaces Tapingo, pickup process to remain the same

Riley Guerzini, Editor-in-Chief August 15, 2019

Students returning to campus are getting back into the swing of things with new classes, professors, jobs, clubs and now, a new way of skipping lines at Chick-Fil-A. Grubhub, an online and mobile food...

The Eagle Express Convenience Store is now stocking dairy-free, meat-free, and gluten-free items.

C-Store announces vegan, gluten-free options

Sarah Rogers, Features Editor March 19, 2019

Trinity Elledge was working at an orphanage in Thailand when she was asked to help with chores. The freshman social work and criminal justice major quickly agreed as she followed the small girls,...

The coffee cup dilemma

The coffee cup dilemma

Sarah Rogers, Features Editor January 15, 2019

Megan Thorne Can I just preface all that is about to follow with the simple statement that I know there are bigger issues in the world? I know there is worldwide hunger, I know there isn’t...

Donna Singleton has been working with Sodexo at the university since 2009.

More than just a Starbucks cashier

Sarah Rogers, Features Editor September 25, 2018

Donna Singleton always promised herself she would never become a bitter old woman. Singleton, a 63-year-old university Starbucks employee, was married for 33 years before her husband died of cancer. Singleton...

Scheduled food delivery services have been put on hold after costs from the third party company Tapingo were seen as too high.

Tapingo delivery put on hold

Noah Alatza, News Editor September 4, 2018

Scheduled food delivery services have been put on hold after costs from the third party company Tapingo were seen as too high. Director of Dining Services Lamar Patterson said Tapingo originally wanted...

Being a guardian of planet earth

‘Being a guardian of planet earth’

Jasmine Myers , Staff Writer April 24, 2018

The Shield The Shield spoke with Rebecca Diamond, the assistant director of dining services and Gregory Dilard, executive chef, about the issue of food waste and measures the university takes to prevent...

Dining services has created a new “Hot-Spot” menu that shows vegan, vegetarian and gluten-free options for all dining locations on campus. The guide can be found on the dining services website and at each of the locations.

New dietary guide offers vegan, vegetarian options

Riley Guerzini, News Editor February 26, 2018

For students who didn’t know about all the options dining services provides, Sodexo wanted to make those choices clear. Dining Services launched a new ‘Hot-Spot’ menu at the end of January...

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