As we approach the holiday season we are called to think about what we are thankful for and how we can spread happiness and good cheer in the world. The Metz family here at Roberts are so grateful to be able to serve not only the students and staff of Robert Weselyan but the larger community as well. We have participated in clothing and supply drives for local school and donate extra food to a local shelter that students from the In Jesus’ Name student ministry volunteers at. To further our spirit of giving we are holding our Annual Holiday Pie Sale and donating the profits to the Roberts Wesleyan College chapter of Relay for Life. In order to learn more about the lengths these students and volunteers are going to I talked to the Event Lead Emily.
Emily got involved with Relay for Life after meeting the Event Lead of that year’s relay event and was impressed with all of the hard work and amazing success of the students who were involved. As well, cancer had been prevalent in her family and friends so this was a cause she really felt connected to. She never thought that she would become the Event Lead but she is thankful for the amazing opportunity to make a difference.
For those who don’t know Relay for Life is a community based fundraising event, however, you can always donate your time and money before and after the actual event. All of the money raised goes directly to the American Cancer Society to help fund the various contributions they have towards the battle against cancer. The event itself is a fun and active way to fundraise and to learn about the cause and those affected. It includes three different ceremonies, one for survivors, one for those who we’ve lost, and one for everyone who has been affected by cancer in one way or another.
If you’d like to get involved with Relay for Life or the partnering group Colleges Against Cancer, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and she’ll get you set up.
To order a pie look for me at the Annual Pie Sale Table during lunch on December 4th or complete your purchase at the registers up until December 10th. The pies will be available for pick up on December 12th at Garlock. We will have Pumpkin, Southern Pecan, and Deep Dish Apple Pie available for order so there is plenty of variety for the whole family.
This is a season of giving and being thankful for what we have. What are you thankful for?
Making the most of your college career is always on the brain of every college student. You study hard, get as much rest as you can, and sometimes treat yourself to something you really want in the name of keeping you sane; however, do you think about making the most of your dining plan, and are you?
One way you can be on top of your “dining game” is keeping an eye on your Flex Dollars. For those who don’t know, Flex is a currency added to your ID that can be used at any Metz location on campus. It ensures you never have to worry about cash or credit, as long as you have money on your account. Here’s a few aspects about Metz at Roberts that involve our Flex Program.
Hawks Grill may be known to you as “Meal Equiv” but there is so much more offered there than you may realize. The goal of Hawks is to bring new items that differ from the daily menu that can give students a chance to make their flex count. Yes, you can use meal swipes on certain items but others, like chicken wings, can be purchased as well.
Alongside Hawks, InterMetzo Cafe (located in the Library) is a great location to use your flex dollars to their full potential. With a new flavor featured every month, delicious and innovative baked goods, and on the go options for both food and beverages, there is never a lack of options for you to choose from.
With both these options available, it is no wonder students run out of their flex dollars so quickly. Did you know that if you buy a medium coffee at the cafe every day you will run out of flex in 25 days (if you’re on the Gold Plan), 50 days (if you’re on the Silver Plan), and 100 days (if you’re on the Bronze Plan). And if you didn’t know, you can always add more flex to your plan by stopping at Garlock and asking the cashier to help you out with that; Meg is a pro! As well, keep an eye out for possible promotions in the future that will give you a bit of a boost in your Flex dollars.
There are people who affect our lives daily however they recede to the background; often leading to a lack of appreciation. Today we are spreading the appreciation we show our Metz Family everyday with the students and staff of Roberts Wesleyan College. As we take a look at those who dedicate so much of their time to make Garlock Dining Commons a safe and fun environment to grow as a community around a table of healthy food, we would like to remind you that these people appreciate you and your comments, so feel free to “feed us your thoughts” on our comments board.
Natalie is from Greece, NY and you may recognize her as the Hawks Grill Supervisor. She is currently in her third year with the Roberts Weslyean Metz Family. Natalie shared with me that her home sometimes feels like a zoo, and no wonder when she lives with two Boston terriers, two cats, a bunny, a hamster, a Savannah Monitor, a blue tongue skink, two bearded dragons, and two ferrets.
Kevin is a line prep cook from Chili, NY who you’ve probably seen at the Bravo station or behind the Villa Toscana pizza station. A fun fact about Kevin is he does wonderful impressions and is always set on making people laugh. He truly brightens the kitchen with his amazing personality.
There are so many people who help make Garlock a wonderful space for students and we would love if you join us in appreciating each and every member of our Metz Family. If you’d like to learn more about the rest of the faces behind the scenes keep an eye on our social media as we introduce you to a new person every Monday for #MetzMonday.