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 Bringing the Zest. Enhance. Enjoy. Energize. | September 2022

The Zest

In This Issue:

Commons & Retail Happenings | What's New | Trending Across Campus | Employee Spotlight | Bites from the Dietician | Catering Corner

Commons and Retail Happenings

May Calendar for 2022

Upcoming Events

  • Commons – Be sure not to miss out on these important dates!

    • Friday, September 2 – NFL Fantasy Draft Night Dinner
    • Monday, September 5 – Labor Day: It’s also National Cheese Pizza Day! Did you know you can order pizzas for pick up through our Catering Department – 410-548-5750?
    • Monday, September 12 – National Chocolate Milkshake Day: Stop by the milkshake station located in the Rotunda!
    • Thursday, September 15 – National Double Cheeseburger Day: Look for our upgraded burger bar at Grillers.
    • Friday, September 16 – National Guacamole Day
    • Tuesday, September 20 – Bistro takeover features a Sweet Baby Ray Station.
    • Thursday, September 22 – National Ice Cream Cone Day: Stop in and get a cone dipped in chocolate – yum.
    • Sunday, September 25 – National Food Service Worker’s Day: A smile and a thank you goes a long way.
    • September 25-27 – Rosh Hashana
    • Tuesday, September 27 – National Chocolate Milk Day
    • Thursday, September 29 – National Coffee Day: Enjoy flavored coffee, toppings and creamers.
    • Friday, September 30 – Make your own pizza.

Enjoy your summer and stay safe. See you all in the fall!

    What's New

    Skip the wait and order ahead. Gluten-free pasta and pizza, and vegan cheese pizza may be ordered in advance by calling 410-548-5598.

    Trending Across Campus: September Specials

    Guerrieri Academic Commons, Chesapeake Bay Roasting Company

    • Smooth Unicorn: A cotton candy-flavored frozen beverage topped with whipped cream and blue cotton cany drizzle with confetti sprinkles.

    Guerrieri Academic Commons, Hungry Minds

    • Chicken, Bacon & Ranch Wrap: Our signature chicken (grilled or fried) served on your choice of wrap with lettuce, tomato, provolone and ranch sauce.

    Guerrieri Student Union, Cool Beans

    • Summer Time Splash: A delicious combination of watermelon, strawberry, dragon fruit, mint and honey.

    Grounds for Your Garden

    Did You Know?


    At Cool Beans we freshly brew coffee and tea all day, but you may not know you may pick up a bag* of used coffee grounds and tea leaves, at no charge, to enrich your gardens and compost. A win-win-win for our Starbucks, our university and your home, valuable material is kept out of landfills reducing the environmental impact of our store.


    Not only does coffee and tea give us energy, they can also make your garden happier. Although brown in color, coffee grounds are considered green material in compost jargon and are approximately 1.45% nitrogen. They also contain magnesium, calcium, potassium and other trace minerals. Food scraps and grass clippings are also green material, but remember to balance with brown compost material (dry leaves and newspapers) at a 4-to-1 ratio of brown to green compost material.


    Add coffee grounds directly to the soil in your garden. Scratch it into the top couple inches or just sprinkle sparingly on top and leave it alone. Be careful not to pile up too much of the coffee grounds; these small particles can lock together, creating a water-resistant barrier in your garden.


    You can also make coffee ground “tea.” Add 2 cups of used coffee grounds to a 5-gallon bucket of water. Let the “tea” steep for a few hours overnight. This can then be used as a liquid fertilizer for garden and container plants or a foliar feed that can be sprayed directly on the leaves and stems of your plants.


    Stop by and ask Winship for a bag today!


    *Subject to availability

    Employee Spotlight

    Looking for a job that will work with your class schedule. Go to and fill out an application today. We are currently looking for talented individuals for Chick-fil-A and University Catering. Enjoy a free meal when you work a four-hour shift. Meet new people make some extra cash.

    Bites from the Dietician

    Lauren Won

    Article By

    Terry Passano, RDN, LDN, CLT


    Distressed? Depressed? Maybe even digestion issues? Your eating habits and lifestyle may be the place to start. To learn more about how eating habits can affect your mood read Eat your Way to a Better Mood.”


    B Vitamins

    • Support dopamine production - our “motivation maker” neurotransmitter
    • Support production of serotonin - our “happiness” neurotransmitter
    • Help fight infection
    • Help create protein building blocks (amino acids)
    • Found in beans, chick peas, eggs, meats, whole grains, spinach, avocado, nuts, fish, sweet potatoes, yogurt, corn, milk, cheese, leafy green veg, fortified grains

    Visit Simply Fine in the Commons Marketplacefor gluten-free whole grains, fresh vegetables, lean proteins and vegan beans.


    Whole grains keep our hair shiny and skin glowing. They also support our mood and a balanced and diverse microbiome. All grains start as whole grains. Whole grains contain all the naturally present nutrients and fiber found in the original grain. Unlike refined grains, like white flour, that have been stripped of fiber, protein and nutrients. Some of those nutrients are added back in with fortification. Check food labels for ingredients. Look for the words “whole grain.”

    Nutrients the Combat Stress

    Nutrition counseling services are a resource available at no cost to all SU students, staff, and faculty. Call to arrange a private and confidential session. Stop by our website and make an appointment with me today!


    We’d love to hear from our readers! Are there nutrition questions you have or subjects related to nutrition you would like to learn more about? Email your questions, suggestions and inquiries to for possible inclusion in our next issue of The Zest.

    Catering Corner

    • Award-winning University Catering at Salisbury University is pleased to provide special catering to students, faculty, alumni and guests. From weddings to banquets, corporate meetings to social gatherings, University Catering does it all. Book your event today! 410-543-6105
    • New catering brochure is available! We have new and exciting menu offerings plus twists on some of the campus favorites. Prices have been adjusted to reflect current market prices. We will honor the menu and pricing of the old brochure for those of you who have already completely booked your event. New this semester is the opportunity to select the style of service you would like for buffet meals and special pricing for events held in the dining Commons and Guerrieri Student Union.
    • Policy change! Making your room reservation does not guarantee that University Catering is available to cater your event. We work on a first-come, first-served basis. Our best advice is to check with us and book early – especially the special events you hold regularly. You may want to have an alternative date.
    • Join our preferred customer email list. Stay in the loop of new and exciting things in Catering. Helpful event planning tips, food and beverage specials, and important notices will be shared. Just send us an email to be added to our list.
    • We are hiring! Help us spread the word. This is a great job for anyone, especially high school students, college students and retirees. Work with our multi-award-winning team on an as-needed basis – no set hours. No experience is necessary.

    UDS Hours of Operation

    Check out one of our dining operations on campus.


    Chesapeake Bay

    Roasting Company


    • Monday-Thursday: 7:30 a.m.-11 p.m.
    • Friday: 7:30 a.m.-4 p.m.
    • Saturday-Sunday: Closed


    • Monday-Saturday: 11 a.m.-9 p.m.
    • Sunday: Closed

    Cool Beans

    • Monday-Friday: 7:30 a.m.-9 p.m.
    • Saturday-Sunday: Noon-9 p.m.


    • Monday-Thursday: 7:15 a.m.-8:30 p.m.
    • Friday: 7:15 a.m.-7:30 p.m.
    • Saturday: 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m./4:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.
    • Sunday: 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m./4:30 p.m.-8 p.m.

    Hungry Minds

    • Monday-Thursday: 10 a.m.-11:30 p.m.
    • Friday: 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
    • Saturday: Closed
    • Sunday: 5-11:30 p.m.

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