Posts Tagged 'Local cuisine'

Help your fellow students with end of the semester class surveys.

Many end of the semester academic projects require first-hand research (and may college students are well-aware of the services provided by Survey Monkey).

Below are a few quick surveys (all less than 10 questions, multiple-choice) that students have contacted the BKM Blog about.

Restaurant Info in ‘Cuse survey

Mobile Internet Usage survey

Eye Wear Habits survey


Important Thanksgiving Campus Info! (For students both leaving and staying for break…)



Beginning Monday, Nov. 23, Student Association will provide free bus shuttles that will transport students to Hancock International Airport for air travel and to the Regional Transportation Center (RTC) for bus and train travel. The bus shuttles will depart from the Schine Student Center at the beginning of every hour listed below. The shuttles will arrive at the bus/train station 15 minutes past the hour and at the airport 30 minutes past the hour.

The dates and times of shuttle service are as follows:

·         Nov. 23, 4 p.m.—10 p.m.

·         Nov. 24, 10 a.m.—10 p.m.

·         Nov. 25, 6 a.m.—2 p.m.

·         Nov. 29, 10 a.m.—11 p.m.*

Buses will leave Schine on the hour.

*Note: the Nov. 29 bus will take students back to campus, with pickup at the RTC 20 minutes past the hour and at the airport 40 minutes past the hour.

If you have questions, please contact Bonnie Kong at

2) General Reminders

-Remove all personal belongings from the bathroom and the lounge.

-Be sure to save unwanted items (clothing and unopened food) to donate to the “Ten Tons of Love Winter” Program.  Boxes will be available in your residence hall lobby from Friday, December 11 – 22, 2009.

-Turn off all lights. Be Orange, Think Green.

-Remove all trash and recyclable items to the designated location on your floor.  For your convenience, plastic trash bags are available at the main desk.  Blue recycling bins must be left in your room.

-Disconnect lamps, and close and lock all windows.  Curtains should be left open (except for first floor residents whom should close their curtains).

-Consider taking some personal items home now that you know you will not need for the remainder of the fall semester.  It will make packing for semester break easier in December.

-Lock your room door.



Please note that the following support systems will be in place for residents staying throughout Thanksgiving Break:

-The Office of Residence Life (ORL), located at 111 Waverly Avenue, Suite 200 (above the Health Center), and the South Campus Office of Residence Life, located in the Goldstein Student Center, will be open Wednesday, November 25, from 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.  Both offices will be closed on Thursday and Friday, reopening on Monday, November 30, at 8:30 a.m.

-All residence hall main desks will operate on a reduced schedule as outlined below:

Wednesday, November 25:  10 a.m. – 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. – 10 p.m. | Thursday, November 26:  closed | Friday, November 27 and Saturday, November 28:  10 a.m. – 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. – 10 p.m. | Sunday, November 29:  regular hours (8 a.m. – 12 midnight)

-Resident Advisors are on-call throughout Thanksgiving Break, 24 hours per day, beginning at 7 p.m., Wednesday, November 25.  Resident Advisor cell phone numbers will be posted at all residence hall main desks.

-Residential Security Aide (RSA) coverage will continue throughout the Thanksgiving Break period.

The gym hours are located here.


Dining locations on campus will operate with reduced hours during the break period.  The schedule of operation for dining locations is listed below for your reference and is also available on the Food Services website

Dining Halls are closed from 10 a.m. on Wednesday through 11 a.m. on Sunday. Schine Dining is open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Wednesday, then 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thur. through Sat.  On Sunday, normal dining commences (Kimmel, Goldstein, Campus Delivery, Dining Halls, etc.).

The total schedule can be found at:

RA Post Week: Fridays off can be productive.

Words by Cait, Booth Seventh Floor RA

Registration is wrapping up and many of you students out there are really excited for the sweet class schedule you’ve created. I’ve heard a lot of people rejoicing because they’ve got no Friday classes.

Well, isn’t that swell.

Now you dance your socks off into the wee hours of the morning on Thursday, sleep until 3 p.m. on Friday, and get out of bed only to catch last night’s “The Office,” on Hulu… or, you could be a little more proactive with your free time.

My sophomore year of college I had no Friday classes both semesters. To keep my good karma coming, I decided to do good during those empty afternoons. I’m a nutrition and dietetics major, so I was looking for a volunteer opportunity in foodservices. After filling out a volunteer interest form at the Mary Ann Shaw Center for Public & Community Service, I got the contact info for the Samaritan Center on Montgomery Street. This program provides a daily nutritious meal to those in need.

It was a perfect fit. Every Friday I’d ride the warehouse bus downtown, pull on a hair net, and serve up some tasty grub. The patrons were so grateful and making a positive contribution to my community felt really good. On Fridays we served fish, so the Friday volunteers called ourselves “The Fish People.” We even had T-shirts.

So if you are one of the lucky students who scored a four-day week, consider the great things you could do with that extra time. There are tons of organizations on campus that coordinate volunteer opportunities. Every Friday at 2:45 p.m., the RAs of BKM meet with other RAs to volunteer at the Syracuse Boys and Girls Club. If kids aren’t your cup of tea, head down to the Mary Ann Shaw Center to check out other options.

Is October “National Contest” Month?

I’m sure there are plenty of contests that occur every month in a given calendar, but check out these upcoming campus contests that you can enter and win. (Check out some off-campus contests to consider after the jump):

“6 Words on Shen Wei” Reflections Contest If you were lucky enough to attend the Shen Wei Shared Experience last Thursday or Friday, you have an opinion on it. Love it? Hate it? No idea what you were watching? Submit your opinion in “6 Words” to by Oct. 2. The winners will get gift certificates to the bookstore and the top three will be featured on the ORL Academic Initiatives website.

Dean Branham Sandwich Contest Have you ever tried the Dean Rubin at Newhouse’s and wondered why it’s not simply called a reuben? The former dean was honored via sandwich when the new cafe was built, but now that there’s a new dean in town it’s time for a new sandwich. Submit your Dean Branham sandwich (the name, ingredients and your contact info) to by Oct. 7 and you could have your creation added to the menu (and then $25 to the bookstore in your pocket).

Healthy Monday T-Shirt Design Contest Monday nights at the gym can include free fruit, free aerobic classes and even free t-shirts. The Healthy Monday initiative is looking for a new t-shirt design for the campaign  in 2010. The top three shirt designs will get printed and those creators will receive money as well. Entries are due as .pdf files to by Nov. 1.

Continue reading ‘Is October “National Contest” Month?’

Sept. RA Post Week: Something’s (or someone’s) cooking up in Booth

Words by Anthony, Booth Eighth Floor RA

Enjoy cooking?

Ever wanted to know how to make use of those old (and maybe slightly rusty) ovens up in Booth?

chinFortunately for you and all your cooking conundrums, there is The Baking Chin. It’s an exciting blog founded by one of our very own Booth residents, Ian Chin.  Filled with recipes and fun pictures, this blog can be a fun guide to learning how to cook using just food you got from the dining halls (in a reusable takeout container, of course) or bought at Foodworks.

Baking is not only therapeutic, but it’s also a delightful break from that stale piece of cake that’s been sitting Haven (you know which one I’m talking about). Sad because you live in Kimmel/Marion and don’t have any means to bake? Well, just make a friend in Booth and have them show you the eight floors filled with wonderful ovens available at your disposal.

Have fun and safe cooking!


Sept. RA Post Week: TBA (Taco Bell Anonymous?)

Words by Kate, Marion First Floor RA

Now that everyone’s had a chance to settle in, there’s something I need to share with all those living in BKM.  It’s a very serious issue that I’ve been dealing with for the past few weeks.  Personally, it has caused a great strain on my life. I hope that by sharing my problem with others, I will be able to reach out to others with the same predicament.

Every night, around 11 o’clock or midnight, I find myself becoming very anxious.  Sometimes I even break out into a sweat. I suddenly can’t focus. I can only think one way…

Outside the bun.

I’m hit by the overwhelming craving for Taco Bell.  I see visions of Crunch Wrap Supremes and quesadillas dancing in my head.  The very thought of Nachos Bell Grande (no tomatoes please) is making my mouth water as I type.

I never experienced such cravings.  I hardly ever went to Taco Bell at home. Last year I lived on South, and Taco Bell was the one thing they DIDN’T have at Goldstein. But now, every time I see those purple and yellow wrappers, I become like a crazed cartoon character wacky for their favorite cereal.  They problem is Taco Bell is so accessible.  It’s so easy to pop over to Kimmel and grab a burrito. Three to four nights a week, I find myself alone in my room shoving soft tacos into my mouth.

Believe me, I’m so grateful to be living in BKM this year.  It is an awesome location and we have everything we could possible need right in our a little complex: a computer lab, a gym, and a food court.  However, Kimmel is a blessing and curse.  No one should be able to get Crunch Wrap Supremes at midnight…by themselves…multiples times a week. I don’t know if there is a way to fight this disease, but if anyone else out there shares my dilemma, I’m here for you. If we can find a cure, we can at least go to Taco Bell together.

Well, my mouth is starting to water so it must be that time of night: Taco Bell is calling me. Maybe I’ll try to resist the craving and head to the Marion gym for once…


Sept. RA Post Week: You don’t need to use your Supercard on Sbarro.

Words by Brandon, Kimmel First Floor RA

Can you identify this building? It’s neither academic building, office suite or residence hall.

Meet the Goldstein Alumni & Faculty Center.

Check out the menu and head on over between 11:30 am-2:30 pm for lunch sometime.  Better yet, you can even do takeout.

Best yet (right phrase?), it’s all able to be paid via your SuperCard account.