Paolo Vasapolli

diners in cafeteria holding Chinese foodPaolo Vasapolli (centre) thanks students Wilma Huang, Chong Yi, Qingheng Yu and Yuqin Zou for making the Marketplace observance of Chinese new year a success.

Chinese menu a hit with Marketplace diners

Patrons of the Marketplace in the CAW Student Centre flocked to the Homestyle station Thursday to enjoy Chinese dishes in celebration of the lunar new year, which starts today.

“The food has been a big hit,” said server Vanessa Stevens-Blaise. “Our cooks did a great job.”

Business student Wilma Huang agreed as she bought a plate full of steamed dumplings: “Just like home.”

Pasta’s popularity prompts hold-over for mac-and-cheese

The popularity of the macaroni-and-cheese bar at the Marche Pasta station has convinced Food Services to extend it through the remainder of the school year, says Paolo Vasapolli, assistant manager of the Marketplace food court in the CAW Student Centre.

“We originally intended it as just a one-week special, but it has really gone over well,” he says. “We think our customers will appreciate us extending this service.”

Marketplace menu to celebrate cuisine of Nigeria

The Homestyle station in the Marketplace food outlet will celebrate the diverse cultures and cuisines of Africa’s largest nation Thursday, March 14, with a menu prepared in consultation with students from Nigeria.

“We are very excited about being able to offer these dishes,” says assistant manager Paolo Vasapolli. “It is wonderful to be able to offer a taste of home for Nigerian students, and we hope everyone will try and enjoy these delicious foods.”

Campus community asked to contribute to sleeping bag collection

Between 30 and 40 people are homeless in Windsor on any given night, says Christine Wilson, administrator of Street Help, a downtown drop-in centre for homeless and low-income people.

The organization has issued a call for sleeping bags to help keep its clients safe and warm through the Canadian winter. Paolo Vasapolli of Food Services has offered to collect contributions from the UWindsor community.

Humanities Week an invitation to look forward and back

A series of discussions are scheduled for Humanities Week, presented by the Humanities Research Group, September 12 to 16.

Philosophy professor Jeff Noonan will host a Philosophers’ Café on Monday, September 12, at 7:30 p.m. at Phog Lounge, 157 University Avenue West, on the topic “What Would be Lost if We Lost Philosophy?”