At the heart of the DeKalb campus, the Holmes Student Center provides places to study, computer labs, restaurants, a bookstore, banking services, conference/banquet/catering facilities and a full-service hotel.
We had Guest Speaker's talking about Program Prioritization, Talks about upcoming Brown Bag series on Building Job Resumes, Testing for higher positions, Operating Staff Dependant Awards were given to two deserving young students, and more. A good Meeting all around!
The poppy seed muffins with strawberry infused butter was a light sweet opener for the mixed green salad with strawberries and walnuts. Both complimented the roasted chicken with berry glaze and fingerling potatoes. The chicken was cooked to perfection along with the potatoes that were surprisingly purple in color and not mushy. The desert was not aesthetically pleasing but tasted phenomenal. Our server was competent and the table setting top notch. Our group was well attended and had a positive experience. This menu/service/decor would be suitable for the most discerning guest...well done students!
What a fabulous presentation of the Vidalia onion! The cherry tart was fantastic!
I had a great time at the lecture. It's not every day that an esteemed "Beowulf" and Tolkien scholar comes to NIU. My only complaint is that the lecture was held in an isolated corner of the student center that was difficult to find.
As always, we had a very informative meeting! We updated the Dependent Scholarship info page and application; those will be published soon. We met with President Baker, who shared a PP that really breaks down the budget issue for us; I encourage you all to take some time to review the document once it's published on our homepage. Hope to see some of you at our next meeting - Th Apr 2, 9am, Sky Room
Two of us had a very pleasant lunch. Creative menu. Well executed. I was pleased to be able to get the recipe for the asparagus bisque. The reservation web site needs to be changed. We made a last minute decision to come over for lunch and I had a terrible time trying to get connected to find out if we could be accommodated. The phone number listed for "direct contact" with the restaurant is the general NIU information number, and they had to try two times to find a number that would ring in at Ellington's.
I have the soup, salmon, and chocolate torte. Everything was very good! I loved the presentation of the room and the friendliness of the students. The presentation of the food was very professional. I will definitely attend in the future.
I thought the service was good. The food was delicious and the presentation was superb.
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