Fall 2017 Dining Events | Dining Services | Kent State University

Fall 2017 Dining Events

SEPTEMBER

Sept. 5, 2017: Kent State of Wellness Featured Meals

Time & Location: 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at Eastway Cafe

Participants will learn about how a Kent State of Wellness Plate is defined.

  
Sept. 6, 2017: Weigh the Waste

Time & Location: 4:30-6:30 p.m. at Eastway Cafe

Clear bins and bags will be used to help students recognize waste and reduction opportunites and increase efficiency.

 
Sept. 7, 2017: Farm to Fork 

Time & Location: 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at Eastway Cafe 

An interactive opportunity for students to learn about local food production.

 
Sept. 7, 2017: Welcome Back Kickoff at Tuscarawas

Time & Location: 11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. at Kent State Tuscarawas

We will welcome students back for the Fall 2017 semester with samples and giveaways.

 
Sept. 8, 2017: Black Squirrel Festival

Time & Location: 12:00-5:00 p.m. at Risman Plaza

The Black Squirrel Festival offers students a chance to learn about student organizations, explore different university departments and learn more about the Kent community.

 
Sept. 8, 2017: Football Kickoff Tailgate 

Time & Location: 4:30-8:00 p.m. at Eastway Cafe

Football-themed concession items will be featured to kickoff homecoming weekend.

 
Sept. 13, 2017: Gluten-Free Demo

Time & Location: 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at Eastway Cafe

Students can stop by for gluten-free samples and recipes provided our Executive Chef. 

 
Sept. 19, 2017: What's New in Campus Dining?

Time & Location: 11:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m. at the College of Podiatric Medicine

Our Registered Dietitian will educate students about how to build a healthy plate. 

 
Sept. 20, 2017: Taste of Kent

Time & Location: 11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. at Risman Plaza

Students will be able to sample various offerings from each dining location across campus. 

 
Sept. 21, 2017: What's New in Campus Dining?

Time & Location: 11:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m. at Kent State Ashtabula 

Our Registered Dietitian will educate students about how to build a healthy plate. 

 
Sept. 22, 2017: World Car-Free Day

Time & Location: 9:00-11:00 a.m. at Tri-Towers Flashfleet

Students who rent a bike for the day will receive a coupon to a dining location.

 
Sept. 25, 2017: Apple Fest

Time & Location: 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at Kent Market 2, Eastway Cafe, and Prentice Cafe

Stop by Eastway Cafe, Prentice Cafe & Kent Market 2 where we will be featuring delicious and seasonal apple menu offerings.

 
Sept. 26, 2017: What's New in Campus Dining?

Time & Location: 11:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m. at Kent Market 2

Eating well has never been easier. Students can come learn more about how to identify the healthiest choices on campus.

 
Sept. 27, 2017: What's New in Campus Dining?

Time & Location: 11:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m. at Kent State Stark

Our Registered Dietitian will educate students about how to build a healthy plate. 

Sept. 28, 2017: Sampling Event Featuring Lifestyle Foods

Time & Location: 1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m. at The Kent Market 2

Stop by Kent Market 1 to sample our new vendor Lifestyle Foods and learn about their healthy, tasty options.

OCTOBER

Oct 2, 2017: Veg Out

Time & Location: 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at Prentice Café

Students can participate in activities to learn more about plant forward diets, as well as the health and environmental benefits of eating vegan and vegetarian options.

 

Oct 3, 2017: Noche Caliente

Time & Location: 4:30-8:00 p.m. at Eastway Café

Come enjoy the festive and exotic fusion of Latin America! This event will feature delicious foods, fun decor, and festive culture from all over Latin America.

 

Oct 6, 2017: Eat Like a Champion – Fit Friday

Time & Location: 11:30-1:30pm at Eastway Café & Kent Market 2 

Students will be able to try new, nutritious menu items such as Tabbouleh and Vegan Oatmeal Cookies at select campus dining locations.

 

Oct 9-15, 2017: Homecoming Week Celebration

Time & Location: All Day, All campuses

Happy Homecoming, Kent State! Buy any size specialty beverage and get 10% off any Kent State Dining mug during Homecoming week.

 

Oct 10, 2017: Eat More Plants! How to Improve Your Health with Plant-Based Foods

Time & Location: 11:30-12:00pm at Kent State Tuscarawas 

Students will learn about the lifelong benefits of eating more plant-based foods, through an engaging 30-minute seminar.

 

Oct 12, 2017: FlashBash

Time & Location: Student Center Ballroom 

Come see Jeffrey Stone, Kent State University Dining Service’s District Manager judge the FlashBash pageant, and can participate in fun activities!

 

Oct 12, 2017: Eat More Plants! How to Improve Your Health with Plant-Based Foods

Time & Location: 3:30-4:00 pm at KSC 315

Students will learn about the lifelong benefits of eating more plant-based foods, through an engaging 30-minute seminar.

 

Oct 14, 2017: Homecoming Parade

Time & Location: 10:00am at Kent Campus

The Dining Team will be passing out healthy snacks and treats at the Kent State Homecoming Parade.

 

Oct 16-20, 2017: Fall Promotion

Time & Location: All week, Eastway Café & Kent Market 2

Check out Eastway Café and Kent Market 2 all week during the lunch meal period, to try new, limited time menu features!

 

Oct 17, 2017: Trendy Diet Plinko

Time & Location: 11:30-1:00pm at Student Center Lobby 

Participants can play the popular game “Plinko” to learn about some of the most popular diet trends, including Whole30 and Paleo.

 

Oct. 17, 2017: University Dining Services Open Forum

Time & Location: 6 pm at Kent Student Center Ballroom Balcony

Learn about new dining renovations and meal plan changes coming to campus Fall 2018. You'll also be able to taste the future of Dining Services with FREE samples!

 

Oct 18, 2017: Oktoberfest

Time & Location: 11:30-1:30pm at Kent Market 2 & Eastway Café

The month of October means Oktoberfest is here! Come taste popular, seasonal options such as kielbasa and sauerkraut at select dining locations on campus.

 

Oct 23, 2017: Pumpkin – Interactive Chef Demo

Time & Location: 11:30-1:30pm at Eastway Café

Chef Billy will show students how to make their own pumpkin mousse and students will get the chance to build their own parfaits with delicious toppings.

 

Oct. 24, 2017: Dine with the Director

Time & Location: 8:30 - 10:30 a.m. at KSC Ballroom Balcony

We'll be serving breakfast while you talk with our Director of Dining! 

 

Oct 24, 2017: Eat More Plants! How to Improve Your Health with Plant-Based Foods

Time & Location: 11:30-12:00 p.m. at Kent State Salem 

Students will learn about the lifelong benefits of eating more plant-based foods, through an engaging 30-minute seminar.

 

Oct 25, 2017: Sugar Cube Craze

Time & Location: 11:30-1:30pm at the Student Center Lobby

Do you know how much sugar is in your favorite beverages? Participants will choose a favorite beverage and guess how much sugar it contains, as well as learn about healthier alternatives.

 

Oct. 25, 2017: Soul Food Night 

Time & Location: 4:30-8:00 p.m. at Eastway Cafe

Join us for a Soul-themed night! Students will be able to enjoy live entertainment from Kent State's gospel choir while eating a Soul Food inspired dinner.

 

Oct 26, 2017: Sample What’s Sustainable: Fair Trade

Time & Location: 12:00-2:00pm at Eastway Market

Check out our “Fair Trade Fast Facts” posted in the markets around campus during the month of October to learn about the importance and impact of Fair Trade Products.

 

Every Thursday in October: Coffee Happy Hour

Time & Location: 2:00-4:00pm at Simon Café, Moyo Café and Cyber Café

Come enjoy your favorite kind of coffee at a discounted price from 2:00-4:00pm every Thursday in October!

 

November

Nov. 1, 2017: Football Chef Demo

Time & Location: 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at Eastway Café

Chef Billy will demonstrate how to make various salsa recipes & give students a chance to make their own nachos.

 

Nov. 2, 2017: Am I Hungry? A Lesson in Mindful Eating

Time & Location: 11:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. at The College of Podiatric Medicine

Students will learn about mindful and intuitive eating through a dark chocolate tasting activity during this 30-minute seminar.

 

Nov. 2, 2017: Dine with the Director: Get The Scoop Ice Cream Social

Time & Location: 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. at Eastway Café

Grab a treat and talk with our Director of Dining! 

 

Nov. 3, 2017: Weigh the Waste

Time & Location: 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. at Kent Market 2

Clear bins and bags will be used to help students recognize waste and reduction opportunites and increase efficiency.

 

Nov. 6-10, 2017: Design Your Own Coffee Cup Challenge

Time & Location: All Day at The Simon Café

Show us your creative side! Be entered for a chance to win $25 Dining Dollars by designing a coffee cup from Simon Café! Return your decorated cup to the cashier to be entered.

 

Nov. 6-10, 2017: A Taste of Fall

Time & Location: All Day at Eastway Café & Kent Market 2

Come see what fall features Dining Services has to offer each day this week during lunch. We will introduce new recipes and limited time menu features!

 

Nov. 7, 2017: Am I Hungry? A Lesson in Mindful Eating

Time & Location: 11:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. at Kent State Ashtabula

Students will learn about mindful and intuitive eating through a dark chocolate tasting activity during this 30 minute seminar.

 

Nov. 8, 2017: Dine with the Director: Donut Miss Breakfast!

Time & Location: 9:30 - 10:30 a.m. at Kent Market 2

Grab a treat and talk with our Director of Dining! 

 

Nov. 9, 2017: Am I Hungry? A Lesson in Mindful Eating

Time & Location: 11:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. at Kent State Stark

Students will learn about mindful and intuitive eating through a dark chocolate tasting activity during this 30 minute seminar.

 

Nov. 13, 2017: Paella Palooza

Time & Location: 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. at Kent Market 2

Stop by to watch Chef Billy prepare the famous Spanish dish, Paella!

 

Nov. 13, 2017: Dine with the Director: Mocktail Monday

Time & Location: 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. at Eastway Lounge

Grab a treat and talk with our Director of Dining! 

 

Nov. 14, 2017: Am I Hungry? A Lesson in Mindful Eating

Time & Location: 11:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. at Kent State Salem

Students will learn about mindful and intuitive eating through a dark chocolate tasting activity during this 30 minute seminar.

 

Nov. 15, 2017: American Recycling Day: Get Caught Green Handed

Time & Location: 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. at Kent Market 2 & Eastway Cafe

Recycle in our dining location and be rewarded! Students who are caught green handed will receive a free coupon! 

 

Nov. 15, 2017: What’s Your Portion IQ?

Time & Location: 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. at Eastway Café

Students will learn their portion IQ and how they perceive serving sizes by scooping out a serving of M&Ms, cereal and nuts and then comparing to the suggested serving size.

 

Nov. 16, 2017: Harvest Feast

Time & Location: 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. at Kent Market 2, Eastway Café, Prentice

Come visit the Harvest Feast for Thanksgiving inspired and other seasonal menu options!

 

Nov. 17, 2017: Am I Hungry? A Lesson in Mindful Eating

Time & Location: 11:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. at Kent Market 2

Students will learn about mindful and intuitive eating through a dark chocolate tasting activity during this 30 minute seminar.

 

Nov. 28, 2017: What’s Up with Fat?

Time & Location: 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. at Kent Market 2 Dining Room

Come participate in the What’s Up with Fat? fact or myth trivia game to learn about the latest news causing confusion about fat in the general public. Students will leave well-informed about what’s up with fat.

 

Nov. 30, 2017: Recyclables: Sort to Win!

Time & Location: 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. at Kent Market 2

Show your knowledge of recycling! Compete against other students to correctly sort sample waste items into its correct waste stream! Earn one point for each correct item and win a prize! Prizes include dining location coupons, t-shirts, pens, etc. 

 

Nov. 30, 2017: Power Through Finals: How to Eat for Energy

Time & Location: 11:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. at Kent State Tuscarawas

Students will learn about how to make the best food choices during times of high stress as well as the best meal choices for sustainable energy.

 

Nov. 30, 2017: Dine with the Director: Get The Scoop Ice Cream Social

Time & Location: 12-1 p.m. at Eastway Café

Grab a treat and talk with our Director of Dining! 

 

Fridays During November: $2 Pumpkin Spice Lattes

Time & Location: All Day, WPB Starbucks

Get into the fall spirit by enjoying a $2 tall pumpkin spice latte at WPB Starbucks, all day Fridays during November!

 

December

Dec. 1, 2017: Power Through Finals: How to Eat for Energy

Time & Location: 11:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Students will learn how to make the best food choices during times of high stress as well as the best meal choices for sustainable energy.

 

Dec. 4, 2017: What’s Important to You?

Time & Location: All Day, Prentice, Eastway Café, Kent Market 2

Display what’s environmentally important to you with an interactive poster. Students will be provided with a sticker to place on the environmental category that matters most to them.

 

Dec. 5, 2017: Power Through Finals: How to Eat for Energy

Time & Location: 11:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., Kent State Trumbull

Students will learn about how to make the best food choices during times of high stress as well as the best meal choices for sustainable energy.

 

Dec. 5, 2017: Dine with the Director: Jingle and Mingle

Time & Location: 5:00 - 6:00 p.m. at Eastway Cafe

Grab a treat and talk with our Director of Dining! 

 

Dec. 7, 2017: Gingerbread Decorating Contest

Time & Location: 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., Kent Market 2

Show off your creative side by decorating Gingerbread Cookies with Chef Billy!

 

Dec. 7, 2017: #CRAMcart

Time & Location: 8:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m., Library

Find the #CRAMcart and relieve your finals week stress with free drinks and snacks!

 

Dec. 11, 2017: Late Night Study Break

Time & Location: 9:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. at Eastway Café

Join us for a stress free study break! We'll be serving FREE pancakes and offer stress-relieving activities.

 

Dec. 13, 2017: Pop-Up Hot Chocolate Bar

Time & Location: 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. at University Library First Floor

Enjoy the ultimate hot chocolate bar with toppings and treats to spice up your holiday season!​​​​​​​