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

The Zest

In This Issue:

Commons 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!

    • Thursday, May 5: Cinco de Mayo
    • Thursday, May 5: Salad Bar Takeover?
    • Friday, May 6: Breakfast for Dinner
    • Wednesday, May 11:  Favorites Day
    • Friday, May 13: Last Day of Classes
    • Wednesday, May 18: Strawberry Fest
    • Thursday, May 19: Strawberry Fest
    • Friday, May 20: Last Day of Finals

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

    commons catering dish
    commons catering sandwiches
    common sliders

    What's New

    • Have you checked out the new addition to Plato’s: Simply Fine? It's menu is designed to help out those with allergies as well as people who are avoiding garlic and onions for GI health (FODMAPS diet). The veggies are steamed and undressed. The meats, poultry and fish are seasoned with just salt and pepper. There are no other sauces or ingredients. It’s just what you see with only salt and pepper.
    • 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

    May Food Specials

    April Specials

    Guerrieri Academic Commons, Chesapeake Bay Roasting Company

    • “Suppresso The Stresso Espresso” – espresso, caramel, marshmallow, mocha and milk topped with whipped topping and caramel drizzle.

    Guerrieri Academic Commons, Hungry Minds

    • Chili and Cheese Dog Combo – served with fries, slaw, and a 20oz. fountain soda.

    Guerrieri Student Union, Cool Beans

    • Try all of our student-barista-made creations and vote for your favorite (flavors to be announced).
    • Celebrate the sixth annual Summer Smoothie Spectacular.
    • Be on the lookout for the strawberry white tea lemonade – an iced tea for those who say they don’t like iced tea.

    Employee Spotlight

    Destiny Floyd

    Gary Wood


    Andre Harmon Sr.

    Sung Ji

    Hungry Minds Express

    Nolan Smith

    Haly Criddle


    Lomount Butts

    Anita Feaster


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    CJ Brown


    Mathew Monninger

    Justice Fisher


    Interested in joining the Dining Services

    Become part of our growing Dining Services family and you too could be recognized in the Employee Spotlight section of The Zest. Our student workforce is key to our commitment to quality and an agile program that serves the desires of the campus community.


    Earn money on campus, be part of a winning team, make friends and EAT WELL! Email your application today to

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    Bites from the Dietician

    Lauren Won

    Articles By

    Lauren Wong, Dietitian Intern

    As a fellow student, Lauren knows all too well the stress that end-of-year finals can bring her and her peers. Emotional responses to stress include agitation, hopelessness, insecurity, forgetfulness and lack of motivation, to name a few. Read more on how nutrition can affect stress and how you can help manage it through the foods you eat in her article “How Can Nutrition Affect Stress?”


    Nutrition counseling services are available to all SU students, staff and faculty at no charge (all counseling is confidential).


    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 publication in our next issue of The Zest.

    Nutrients that Combat Stress

    Nutrients the Combat Stress

    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!


    apple pie

    House-made, Dutch-style apple pie.


    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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