Student Diversity Champion Commendation
Congratulations to our Spartan Shops Marketing Intern, Daniel Rafael, on receiving the Assembly member Evan Low’s Student Diversity Champion Commendation.
Through his various roles on campus as a 2015 Frosh Orientation Leader, “I Can I Will” Mentor with the Educational Opportunity Program (EOP), volunteer for the Beyond Z Fellow Capstone Project, and Peer Leader in the College of Business Peer Leader program, Daniel has successfully utilized diversity to enhance the SJSU student experience.
2015 Scholarship Winners
Six dedicated and hardworking Spartan Shops student employees were selected as winners of the $1,000 Spartan Shops scholarship award. Congratulations to Adriana Alvarenga – Dining Commons, Darian Grisso – Village Market, Katelynn Campbell and, Andrew Millstein – Just Below, Andrew Pantoja – On 4th Cafe, and Jessica DeLeon – Catering.
Miko Centeno – Dining Commons, won the Administration and Finance Division scholarship in the amount of $750.
Congratulations to all of our outstanding students!
Spartan Shops Summer Dining Hours
Are you on-campus this summer? So are we! Navigate through our summer hours to find out where you can get your favorite meals, beverages, and snacks!
During the semester, excess food from on-campus eateries was donated to Peer Connections in the Student Services Center and local community shelters. Before summer break, food was donated to these four local shelters/community centers:
- InnVision Villa shelter is a stabilization shelter for low income women and children
- Grace Community Center is a recreation establishment for adults with mental illness and other cognitive disabilities
- Pathway Society is a non-profit establishment that provides education, intervention and treatment for people suffering from substance abuse or mental health issues
- United States Mission is a long term clean and sober home for homeless individuals that provides meals and self-help work. Some of the items that are donated are bread, produce, deli meat and milk.
SJSU Student Hunger Campaign Update
Since January 2015, the SJSU Student Hunger donation boxes placed in each of our eateries have collected a total of $3,197.79. Thank you so much to all of our customers for their generosity.
Visit Student Food Resources to learn how you can help support SJSU students combating food insecurity.
Klean Kanteens and Mug Life Campaign
Just Below started selling 16oz. Klean Kanteen reusable coffee mugs this past April. The brand Klean Kanteen originated in Chico, CA and offers products that are easy to clean, made of 100% quality stainless steel, BPA free, and will hold hot beverages for up to 6 hours and keep cold beverages for up to 24 hours. We encourage the SJSU community to use a Klean Kanteen or any other reusable mug at our campus eateries and receive a $0.50 discount off any coffee, tea, or Jamba Juice drink item.
Erase Waste 2015
We surpassed our spring 2015 goal with a final reduction rate of 13%. For the 2014-2015 academic year, food waste was reduced by a total of 32% in the Dining Commons!
Dining Commons Compost
This semester, the Dining Common’s kitchen collected food scraps and coffee grounds to be used as compost for the Associated Students’ garden. This quarter of an acre of land, provides students with healthy fruits and vegetables as well as a place to learn how to garden.