Rolandra West

Meisa Keivani Najafabadi | Rambler Staff

Dora Roberts Residential Restaurant provides hot breakfast, lunch and dinner as well as a salad bar, sandwich line and desserts.
Now students can add Asian station to that list. Fresh rice, noodles, vegetables and four different sauces are featured in the new station. Will
Timmerman, food service director, said the reason for the new addition was because of the feedback provided by the dining styles
survey conducted last fall. Timmerman said it indicated by students and staff that there needed to be more variety.
“We continuously try to exceed expectations on food variety, healthy options and vegetarian and gluten-free choices,” Timmerman said. “With the addition of the Asian station, students now have  the ability to create custom meals with a variety of healthy, nutritious options and if desired, making it a vegetarian or gluten free meal in the process.”Tomika Steward, office manager of dining services,said she has not tried the station yet but she has heard plenty of good things about the new station. Timmerman said the station has been a huge success with students, faculty and staff. “The Asian station was visited by President Slabach and other members of the administrative staff along with members of the coaching staff, Resident Life team as well as a regular group of daily student followers,” Timmerman said.

Dylan Combs, freshman exercise science major, said the new Asian station was a good idea because it provides student’s with
more variety.“It’s good when you don’t like the food that they [hot food line] are having but it doesn’t compete with Panda Express,” Combs said.Timmerman said as the spring semester moves forward, theme night meals and other seasonal or holiday meals are being planned out with staff in Student Life. Timmerman said on Feb. 20 dining styles surveys will be conducted once again for student and faculty feedback. “This will be a chance for students to provide us with feedback and information so that we can better understand where our opportunities and improvements [that can be made] for the future on campus,” Timmerman said. “We ask that all students please take the few short minutes the survey requires on line to complete, so we can better understand  the needs and wants of the campus population.”

The dining styles surveys will be conducted online for student’s accessibility. For more information visit