Members of campus dining spoke during SGA meeting
Representatives from Central Michigan University Campus Dining spoke about upcoming events and addressed student concerns and questions at the weekly Student Government Association meeting.
Students are encouraged to voice their experience through one of the feedback options, Resident District Manager Tyson Dubay said. Each dining hall has kiosk stations for students questions and comments about the service and quality of food. Another feedback option is the Dine On Campus app. Students can also text (989) 373-2300, a tip line that is monitored by dining staff.
CMU dining created a survey for students to take to give a more descriptive feedback to the staff. This survey will help with preparation and change for next semester, Dubay said. QR codes for this survey can be found around campus.
When the meeting was opened to questions, students said they were concerned about the numbers of food poisoning cases they had heard about. Dubay had not heard of any reported cases and encouraged students who are sick to fill out the feedback forms or contact him directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
A student brought up concerns about raw meat found in the dining halls. Corey Arndt, who is the senior executive chef, said that only people who are certified in protein cooking are the ones who cook meat. He said the meat is checked by members of the professional staff before being served to students, but if students find uncooked meat they should fill out the feedback forms or notify someone immediately.
Another student was concerned about the lack of labels and ingredients on the tablets and TVs in the dining halls. Dubay said all ingredients can be found in the dine on campus app.
When a student asked about the lack of diverse food, Dubay said it's a balancing act of making food to please everyone. If students need additional help with their diet they should reach out to CMU's Dietitian Brianna Archangeli at email@example.com.
Medical school students Arya Tavakoulnia and Kiara Timmerman talked about the march for Mahsha Amini and the women of Iran. The march will begin at 5:30 p.m. Oct. 26 in front of Warriner.
“Social media is the most powerful tool to support this movement,” Tavakoulnia said.
Students can show support by posting the flyer on social media to help spread awareness Timmerman said.
General Board Announcements:
- No SGA meeting Oct. 31.
- Students are still encouraged to fill out the campus climate survey they were emailed a few weeks ago.
- Natalie Brant reminded students about the petition regarding international students new mandated health insurance policy.
Public announcements during the house meeting:
- The National Science Teaching Association is hosting a presentation on culturally responsive teaching at 7 p.m. Oct. 25 in the Education Human and Human Services (EHS) building.
- Subcommittee positions are open. Those interested in joining should email SGA Vice President Natalie Brant at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Out in Science, Technology Engineering and Mathematics (oSTEM) is holding an event for Asexuality Awareness Week at 3:45 p.m. at its Nov. 1 meeting in Dow Science 170.
- Legends of the Dark is happening Oct. 28. Sign-ups are on Engage Central.
- Sweeney and Merrill Halls are hosting a Halloween party from 7 to 9 p.m. Oct. 31 and all are welcome.
- The sustainability subcommittee announced a canned food drive competition between RSOs that will take place the week before Thanksgiving. More information to come.
- The Interfraternity Council (IFC) and Rise are hosting a clothing drive fundraiser that RSOs can donate to. For questions contact IFC on Instagram @cmich_ifc.
Announcements from the senate meeting:
- oSTEM and the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE) are having a yard sale fundraiser from 12-2 p.m. Oct. 28 in the UC near Central Eats.
- The Government Affairs Committee announced that it will be hosting a TEDx conference and is working on the application to get a TED conference license. The theme for the conference is "the essence of a changing world."
- Outreach and Engagements Committee will be raising money for a charity of its choice as apart of SGA's philanthropic event. The date for the event has not been released yet.
- Senator Mitchell Basham has been appointed to represent the College of Graduate Students, and Senator Yina Todd is now representing the College of Medicine.