November & December Review
Alaska Airlines Center
WOLFcard menu
Wolfcard holders get access to a special menu with all items under $10 at Varsity Sports Grill. Make your way over there and flash your card for the special menu!

Alaska Fighting Championship

Alaska Fighting Championship (AFC) announces 2018-2019 fight schedule. Alaska's premier mixed martial arts event will continue their iconic fights at the Alaska Airlines Center.
AFC Schedule for 2018-2019:

AFC 143 November 28, 2018
AFC 144 January 16, 2019
AFC 145 February 13, 2019
AFC 146 March 27, 2019
AFC 147 April 17, 2019
AFC 148 May 22, 2019
*Discounts are only available at the AAC Box Office.

UAA students with ID can purchase $14 General Admission tickets. Military with ID will receive a 10% discount on all price levels. One discounted ticket per ID.

The Varsity Sports Grill will be closed from
December 17 - January 14 for lunch service during the UAA break, but will be open for the following events two hours prior to game start:
UAA SEAWOLF DINING
Alaska Earthquake
Southcentral Alaska was hit with a 7.2 magnitude earthquake on Friday, November 30, 2018 at 8:30 am. Classes were cancelled through 12/5, students were displaced and foodservice was interrupted.

Seawolf Dining was on campus all weekend providing free meals on Friday as well as normal brunch and dinner service through Tuesday. Seawolf Dining also provided lunch and snacks to the UAA Incident Management Team as they worked to determine damage by the quake.
Varsity Sports Grill hit hard by earthquake
The Varsity Sports Grill remained closed through the publishing of this newsletter due to damage sustained by the earthquake.

National Safety Council recognizes Seawolf Dining, operated by NMS, with Industry Leader Award








ANCHORAGE, Alaska – The National Safety Council (NSC) recently presented NMS with the prestigious 2018 Industry Leader Award for safety performance at the University of Alaska Anchorage (UAA). NMS oversees Seawolf Dining, the official food provider at UAA, and manages catering for UAA events, concessions at the Alaska Airlines Center, and operations at the Varsity Sports Grill, while coordinating meals, to-go snacks, coffee and more to residential and commuter students, faculty, staff and the community.

For more than 100 years, the NSC – a nonprofit organization and the leading safety advocate in the U.S. – has worked with businesses to eliminate preventable deaths at work, in homes and communities, through leadership, research, education and advocacy. NMS consistently achieves high safety marks from the NSC, earning 20 awards for safety performance in the last decade.
NMS President Matthew Daggett and Safety Specialist Matt Pawlak presented the Industry Leader Award to the Seawolf Dining management team at the Varsity Sports Grill on Friday, Nov. 9, with several UAA leaders in attendance.

“This award recognizes NMS employees’ commitment to our culture of safety,” said Daggett. “We are honored to receive it once again and pledge to continue working safely throughout the UAA campus, while at the same time, providing the highest quality customer service.”

NMS was one of 65 global companies recognized for their efforts and the only Alaska company to win the Industry Leader Award this year. The award benchmarks outstanding safety achievements among member companies and recognizes only the top five percent of member companies in the world.

NMS Develops Opportunities for Adults in Transition for More Than a Decade  

NMS is proud to be a partner in the Anchorage School Districts (ASD), Adults in Transition (ACT) program. This program was designed to provide real work experience to students with cognitive disabilities as they prepare to leave high school. Skills developed for students (ages 18 - 22) include communication and social skills, transportation, recreation/leisure experience and independent living and vocational skills training. Community based instruction provide opportunities for a variety of experiences and activities for students to exit the program and the ASD.

NMS on the University of Alaska Anchorage campus has been a partner with ACT since 2008. Throughout those 10 years, NMS has trained the students in how to maintain the Creekside Eatery, providing cleaning and beverage station maintenance. For students to work in the kitchen and dining spaces, a part of the commitment from NMS is to provide slip-resistant safety footwear for each of the students – which are theirs to keep for use in future jobs. As a testament to the success of the program, NMS has hired many students out the program for positions in the kitchen. NMS values this important community connection and the service the program provides to individuals who may one day become NMS employees. 
Chancellor's Dinners
Seawolf Catering has had the great honor of providing the food for Chancellor Cathy Sandeen's special dinner events.

Here, NMS chefs Matt Little Dog, Brad Harris and Bridger Bates are cooking with Cathy - a real foodie who likes to get in there and help.
Chancellor's Cafe
NMS provided the cookies for the Chancellor's Holiday Cafe on campus 12/6/18. Cookies were made in house by Seawolf Dining Pastry Chef Marnie Blocker.
Hydroponics in the House
Thyme
Lettuce
Mustard Greens
Creekside Eatery is the home of a new hydroponics cabinet on campus. Currently growing and thriving is thyme, basil, dill, lettuce, mustard greens and mint. These are planned for harvesting on Monday, December 10 and will be used in recipes for Creekside diners.
Union Burger
Union Burger has a $5 Burger & JOJO special on November 20. We saw a 16% increase in order when we ran this offer on November 13!
Seawolf Culinary Council
Watch Facebook for our next meeting date!

EVENTS
Surf & Turf
Creekside Eatery is hosting a fantastic meal of Alaska King Crab and Carved Top Sirloin with a great selection of sides on Wednesday, Dec 12 at dinner service. Join us! Meal swipes apply or all you care to eat for $15.95.
CRAM JAM
CRAM JAM
Cram Jam is a chance for students to unwind or study during finals week. Food is free for the campus from 9 pm - 10:30 pm with special themed meals. Monday, December 10 Seawolf Dining is offering a food truck, Adobo Grill, for the campus!
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Creekside Eatery Menus
Allergens
Creekside Dining has revised the menus to include allergens in each digital signage menu item in the Breakfast - Dinner menus to better serve the students.

Omelet Action Stations
Every morning our staff provides a made-to-order omelet station in Creekside Eatery. Diners are able to select from favorites such as, ham, cheese, bacon and vegetables.

Grill @ Creekside
Craving a burger or quesadilla? Hit the Grill at Creekside at lunch or dinner for grill favorites.

STGs at LATE NIGHT
New for this year, Late Night will include STG options like snacks, salads and sandwiches for a lighter option.
Our new website comes with menus, hours a "what's open now" page and information on meal plans, catering and a feedback button.