Food for finals week


By Jessica Hartling

Assistant Editor


     Administrative Assembly, a group of administrators and other campus employees, are putting together a food for finals project for students. 

     Monday, Dec. 9, food will be available for students in two locations: the Academic Resource Center on the third floor of Murphy Center, and the library. Depending on the amount of food collected, another location in the Reinhart Center Commons, in the basement, will also have snacks. 

     Tentatively, snacks will be available in the ARC starting at 10:30 a.m. and in the Library starting at 9 p.m.

     This project, led by a committee of those in the Administrative Assembly, is working towards donating snack foods for students to eat while they study for finals. 

     The committee is collecting food from Wednesday, Dec. 4 to Friday, Dec. 6. Those who wish to make a donation may drop it off at MRC 200. Suggested snack items are pretzels, cookies, fruit snacks, pre-popped popcorn, granola bars, fresh fruit and mixed nuts.

     Money donation will be accepted as well and will go towards a shopping trip which will occur the weekend before finals. 

     Last year about $30-40 was collected and Jane Eddy, director of the Academic Resource Center, went shopping for ARC.

     While the food for finals project is run by the Administrative Assembly, faculty are welcome to donate as well. 

     The snacks that will be available to students range from baked goods and string cheese, to trail mix. The availability of snacks will continue until supplies run out. 

     This committee ran a similar event last spring semester, which “was a great success,” John Race, community coordinator and member of the committee, told Lumen. 

     Polly Scott is the chair of the committee and an acquisitions librarian. Other members of the committee include Tina Johns, director of student academic success, Mary Mormann, lead programmer analyst; John Race, community coordinator; Jane Eddy, director of the Academic Resource Center; Sonya Ganther, human resources director; Denise Lorenz, community engagement coordinator; Vickie Unferth, director of residence life and Dorothy Lenard, administrative program specialist. 

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