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EDS Commencement, Summer Hours

Eagle Dining Services will begin amended operating hours on Friday, May 10 on the Statesboro and Armstrong campuses. Please carefully review this schedule, and plan accordingly.

Here’s to a great summer, Eagles!


*Please note: Sushi with Gusto and Freshens will not operate throughout the summer.

Friday, May 10: Commencement

Statesboro Campus
Dining Commons 7 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Lakeside 7 a.m. – 2 p.m.
GUS Mart 1, Starbucks, Chick-fil-A, Union Deli Normal Opening Hours, Close at 2 p.m.
All Other Retail Outlets Closed.
Armstrong Campus
The Galley Normal Opening Hours, Close at 2 p.m.
Retail Outlets Normal Opening Hours, Close at 2 p.m.
Food Truck Closed.

Chick-fil-A and GUS Mart in the Russell Union will remain closed through Tuesday, May 28 during facility maintenance. We’re sorry for any inconvenience this may cause.

Saturday, May 11 – Sunday, May 19

Statesboro Campus
Dining Commons Closed.
Lakeside Closed.
Retail Outlets Closed.
Armstrong Campus
The Galley Closed.
Retail Outlets Closed.

 

All Residential and Retail outlets on both campuses will be closed on Memorial Day.

 

May 20- June 19: Term A

Statesboro Campus
Dining Commons

Monday-Friday: 7 a.m. – 2 p.m., 5 -8 p.m.

Saturday-Sunday: 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m., 5-8 p.m.

Lakeside Closed.
GUS Mart 1, Starbucks, Chick-fil-A, Union Deli Monday-Friday: 7:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.
GUS Mart 2 Monday-Friday: 7:30 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Zach’s Brews Monday-Friday: 8 a.m. – 2 p.m
Market Street Deli Monday-Friday: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
All Retail Outlets will be closed on weekends.
Armstrong Campus
The Galley

Monday-Friday: 7 a.m. – 2 p.m., 5 -8 p.m.

Saturday-Sunday: 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m., 5-8 p.m.

The Perk, GUS Mart Monday-Friday: 7:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Chick-fil-A Monday-Friday: 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.
All Retail Outlets will be closed on weekends.

All Residential and Retail outlets on both campuses will be closed on Independence Day.

 

June 20-July 26: Term B

Statesboro Campus
Dining Commons

Monday-Friday: 7 a.m. – 9 p.m.

Saturday-Sunday: 8:30 a.m. – 9 p.m.

Lakeside Closed.
GUS Mart 1, Starbucks, Chick-fil-A, Union Deli Monday-Friday: 7:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.
GUS Mart 2 Monday-Friday: 7:30 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Zach’s Brews Monday-Friday: 8 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Market Street Deli Monday-Friday: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
All Retail Outlets will be closed on weekends.
Armstrong Campus
The Galley

Monday-Friday: 7 a.m. – 9 p.m.

Saturday-Sunday: 8:30 a.m. – 9 p.m.

The Perk, GUS Mart Monday-Friday: 7:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Chick-fil-A Monday-Friday: 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.
All Retail Outlets will be closed on weekends.


Eagle Dining to host Luau Celebrations on Statesboro, Armstrong Campuses this April

Break out your tropical shirt and favorite lei! It’s almost time for Eagle Dining’s sixth annual Lakeside Luau Thursday, April 18 from 5 to 8 p.m. at Lakeside Dining Commons on the Statesboro Campus and the inaugural Galley Luau Tuesday, April 23 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at The Galley on the Armstrong Campus.

Lakeside Executive Chef Clay Culpepper, FMP, worked to create a Hawaiian-inspired menu which features mouthwatering dishes like Coconut Crusted Shrimp, Grilled Swordfish with Pineapple Salsa and Island Coleslaw.

“If I had to choose a favorite dish, it would be the Sesame Crusted Ahi Tuna with Ginger Dressing,” said Culpepper. “Fresh tuna is pretty amazing in itself; however, the sauce is what really sets this dish off. I used this sauce in another dish several years ago for a culinary competition and brought home an ACF medal, so it might be a tad bit tasty.”

In addition to delicious food, both luaus will showcase award-winning decorations and live music with DJ Benji Jammin’ J. that will surely have you hula dancing all night long. Plus, guests can take home commemorative drinkware, t-shirts, frisbees and other giveaways (while supplies last) featuring the student-designed event logo!

“We are so excited to be a part of the EDS tradition of hosting this exciting luau,” said The Galley General Manager Michael Doyle. “We can’t wait to put our hula skirts on and get to grilling some amazing food!”

Dining Plan holders can take part in both events as part of their all-access plans. For those paying with EagleXpress, the cost will be $12, and for those paying with credit, debit or cash, the cost will be $15+ tax. Lakeside Dining Commons will be closed 2-5 p.m. on April 18 to prepare for the event, but Dining Commons will remain open to accommodate Statesboro Campus diners during that time.

For more information, visit GeorgiaSouthern.edu/dining.


Spring Break Special Dining Hours

Spring Break is just around the corner! Please make plans to visit our Dining locations at our amended hours during this time.

Saturday, March 16 Lakeside and The Galley will be open 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 5-7 p.m. (limited menu) All other outlets including Dining Commons will be closed.
Sunday, March 17 Lakeside and The Galley will be open 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 5-7 p.m. (limited menu) All other outlets including Dining Commons will be closed.
Monday, March 18 Dining Commons & The Galley will be open 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 5-7 p.m. (limited menu); Starbucks, GUS Mart 1 (Statesboro Campus) and GUS Mart 4 (Armstrong Campus) will be open from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. All other outlets including Lakeside will be closed.
Tuesday, March 19 Dining Commons & The Galley will be open 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 5-7 p.m. (limited menu); Starbucks, GUS Mart 1 (Statesboro Campus) and GUS Mart 4 (Armstrong Campus) will be open from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. All other outlets including Lakeside will be closed.
Wednesday, March 20 Dining Commons & The Galley will be open 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 5-7 p.m. (limited menu); Starbucks, GUS Mart 1 (Statesboro Campus) and GUS Mart 4 (Armstrong Campus) will be open from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. All other outlets including Lakeside will be closed.
Thursday, March 21 Dining Commons & The Galley will be open 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 5-7 p.m. (limited menu); Starbucks, GUS Mart 1 (Statesboro Campus) and GUS Mart 4 (Armstrong Campus) will be open from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. All other outlets including Lakeside will be closed.
Friday, March 22 Dining Commons & The Galley will be open 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 5-7 p.m. (limited menu); Starbucks, GUS Mart 1 (Statesboro Campus) and GUS Mart 4 (Armstrong Campus) will be open from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. All other outlets including Lakeside will be closed.
Saturday, March 23 Dining Commons & The Galley will be open 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 5-7 p.m. (limited menu) All other outlets including Lakeside will be closed.
Sunday, March 24 All Retail and Residential Dining locations will resume normal operating hours.
Enjoy your vacation!

Let Them Eat Cake: EDS Brings Buddy’s Allergen Free Desserts to GUS Mart

Everyone loves dessert. From cupcakes to cookies to brownies and s’mores – there’s no denying that a sweet treat always brings a smile to our faces. However, for the 15 million individuals who have food allergies in the United States, indulging in desserts isn’t always easy. Thankfully for students with food allergies at Georgia Southern, that’s where Buddy’s Allergen Free Cakes come in.

Founded by Laura Catron in 2015, Buddy’s Allergen Free offered a solution for dessert-lovers with food intolerances.

“I found out our son is intolerant to all the major food groups,” Catron said. “He couldn’t have anything. What he missed most as a child were treats.”

Catron struggled to find treats for her son Alex (or “Buddy” as he’s known) that didn’t contain at least one of the food groups he couldn’t eat and found that large portions of homemade allergen-free desserts did not stay fresh for more than a short period of time. Catron decided to find the solution herself, but crafting her own recipe for a single portion, delicious dessert for her son was not easy. After painstaking trial and error and more than 50 attempts, she finally found the perfect ingredients.

Brittany Parham, Nutritional Coordinator for Eagle Dining Services, found parallels in Catron’s situation with Georgia Southern students- many of whom also struggle with food allergies. 

“The biggest thing students tell me they miss is dessert,” said Parham. “That’s why it was so exciting when I met Laura at a conference this past year. I couldn’t wait to share these treats with Georgia Southern.”

Buddy’s Allergen Free Cakes are free of the top eight allergens: gluten, dairy, eggs, peanuts, tree nuts, soy, corn syrup, artificial flavors and artificial colors. These delicious cakes, which are available at GUS Mart in the IT Building on the Statesboro Campus, come in three delicious flavors: Very Vanilla, Chocolate Fudge and Warm Spice.

“We’re trying to incorporate more allergen free options throughout campus, and being on the opposite end of campus from our allergen free station in Dining Commons, No Whey!, it makes it a lot easier for me to help students find options throughout campus,” Parham said.

With Buddy’s Allergen Free, you can enjoy delicious, small portions of cake without having to worry about allergens and artificial ingredients.

Click here to read more about Buddy’s Allergen Free in the Aux Now Magazine.

 

-Amy Hicks

Women of Aux: Maria Phillips

From Finland to Virginia and finally down to Georgia, Double Eagle Maria Phillips never settled for less as she soared her way through the ranks of Eagle Dining Services.

In 2008, Maria came to the United States as an international student to challenge herself and change things up.

“I wanted to something different,” she said. “After I graduated from high school, I started a degree [in Finland]. I started doing some engineering stuff, and it was not for me. I wanted to learn English. I always struggled with it when I was in school, and so I said, ‘I’m done. I want to learn and challenge myself and do something different and go somewhere else.’”

Maria started her journey in Virginia. She stayed there for a year and decided to transfer to Georgia Southern.

“I just wanted to be somewhere in the south and [Georgia Southern] seemed like a nice school,”she said. “It was really a random pick, you know? I didn’t know much about the school. There was one girl from Finland that I talked to before I came here [who] talked up the school and said ‘It’s nice come on!’”

While Maria was earning her first degree in health and physical education at Georgia Southern, she, like any other college student, wanted to make a little extra cash. She applied for a student position with Eagle Dining Services–one of the largest employers on campus. She had no idea it would turn into a career for herself.

“I started with concessions; I just needed a job,” she said. “I worked a couple games… I applied to Starbucks too and finally got an interview after I worked in concessions. This is the only job I’ve never quit.”

Maria has been employed by Eagle Dining for more than seven years, and during that time she stayed hungry for promotions. While she was working toward her masters degree in Kinesiology, she worked as a grad assistant at Starbucks. She was then promoted to a full-time supervisor, then assistant manager and finally arrived at her current position, general manager.

The future for Maria looks bright. She’s ready for more and plans to stay with Eagle Dining indefinitely.

 

“I hope that I can keep moving up or maybe even get a second store,” she said.

There’s clearly a reason why Maria wants to continue to work within Eagle Dining after all these years; it’s one of those sweet, intangible reasons.

“I do really love my job, and I love working here,” she said. “For me it’s more than just a job. I worked all over the place, and it’s never been like what we have here. It’s like a little family. It feels like you come home when you walk in the door.”

Click here to read the full story in the Aux Now Magazine.

-Emily McLeod