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Faculty, Staff Treated to 5th Annual Taste of Middletown

Three hundred faculty and staff filled Beckham Hall for a feast of food and drink provided by 18 vendors at the fifth annual Taste of Middletown on March 9. Offerings ranged from empanadas, a macaroni and cheese bar, salads, chicken tikka masala and vegan spring rolls to a wide assortment of pastries and desserts and a variety of beverages. Wesleyan welcomed six new vendors to the event this year, including La Piastra, Red Fox, Iguanas Ranas, Taino Smokehouse, Fiore II, Mi Argentina and Mondo.

Faculty, Staff Sample Local Eateries at Taste of Middletown

The Campus Activities Committee sponsored the 3rd Annual Taste of Middletown, an event offering samples from 15 local restaurants and hotels including Typhoon Asian Cuisine, Sweet Harmony Bakery, Lyman Orchards and more. The event took place on April 30 in Beckham Hall and included a raffle prizes.

More than 225 Wesleyan faculty and staff attended. Employees were encouraged to donate non-perishable food items to Amazing Grace, a food pantry located in Middletown.

“Amazing Grace is grateful to all of our employees who donated a whopping 227 pounds of food and an additional $80 in cash,” said event organizer Olga Bookas, director of purchasing. “That’s quite impressive and goes a long way toward providing food for almost 1,000 households every month at Amazing Grace.”

Other participants included Bon Appétit, Tavern at the Armory, WB Mason, Haveli India, Esca, Tschudin Chocolates, Sheffield’s, It’s Only Natural, Lyman Orchards, the Inn at Middletown, Crowne Plaza Cromwell, Courtyard by Marriott Cromwell and Sheraton Hartford South.

Photos of the event are below: (Photos by Olivia Drake)

Taste of Middletown, April 30, 2014.

Taste of Middletown, April 30, 2014. 

Faculty, Staff Sample Local Foods at Taste of Middletown

Thirteen local eateries and businesses participated in Wesleyan’s second annual Taste of Middletown, March 5 in Beckham Hall. The event was sponsored by Wesleyan’s Campus Activities Committee and the Office of Human Resources. Businesses included the Sweet Harmony Cafe and Bakery, Mondo, Luce Restaurant, Esca, Haveli India, Tibetan Kitchen, Tuscany Grill, W.B. Mason, Wesleyan’s Bon Appetit, the Inn at Middletown and Tavern at the Armory; Courtyard by Marriott – Cromwell and Sheraton Hartford South Hotel.

More than 200 Wesleyan employees attended the event.

Patricia Stephenson Gordon, affirmative action specialist/ administrative manager, fills her plate at the Taste of Middletown.

Patricia Stephenson Gordon, affirmative action specialist/ administrative manager, fills her plate at Taste of Middletown.

Marina Melendez, Dean for the Class of 2014, bites down on a pizza slice from Mondo.

Marina Melendez, Dean for the Class of 2014, bites down on a pizza slice from Mondo.

Employees Enjoy Taste of Middletown

The Campus Activities Committee hosted “Taste of Middletown” on Oct. 20 as a way to celebrate Wesleyan’s faculty and staff. More than a dozen Middletown eateries attended, including Famous Pizza, First & Last, Haveli Indian Restaurant, Sweet Harmony Bakery, Esca and more. WB Mason provided hot and cold beverages, and representatives at the Inn at Middletown and three other local hotels hosted information booths. Photos of the event are below.

Staci Baldwin, construction project coordinator in Physical Plant, shows off a smattering of foods available for taste-testing at the event.

Staci Baldwin, construction project coordinator in Physical Plant, shows off a smattering of foods available for taste-testing at the event.

Campus Activity Committee Hosts Faculty, Staff Events

The Campus Activities Committee will provide free game tickets, lunch and refreshments during the Wesleyan-Bates football game on Oct. 15 for Wesleyan faculty, staff and their families.

The newly-formed Campus Activities Committee (CAC) wants to celebrate Wesleyan’s faculty and staff – and their families too.

Starting this month, the committee will offer a series of events, catered to Wes employees.

“Our committee is working to provide a wonderful opportunity for members of our community to meet one another in different settings. Wesleyan offers great resources and our planned activities will encourage faculty, staff and families to enjoy them,” says committee member Pat Melley, director of human resources.

On Oct. 15, CAC will host a family day during the Wesleyan football game. The CAC will provide free game tickets, lunch at the varsity sports team concession stands, refreshments and raffle prizes for Wesleyan employees and their guests.

“We hope that employees will be able to join us for one of the many events we’ll be hosting throughout the year, and we welcome their ideas as we begin our planning for the spring semester,”