Welcome to the Ketchup with the UNL Dining Staff student blog! Thank you for taking the time to visit this page. We would like to explain a little bit more about who we are and what our goals for this blog are. If you want the short version, we invite you to look at the “about us” tab near the top of your screen.
This blog and the table tents you may have seen at any of the four city campus dining halls are part of a student project for a freshman honors communications class. The class is Rhetoric, Media, and Civic Life taught by Professor Damien Pfister. Our group was given the task of creating a Commons Campaign. In other words, this is something that will improve our lives in any way, shape, or form. While bouncing ideas off each other, the topic of the dining halls came up and how students sometimes complain about the hours they are open or the food that is served. Instead of trying to fix these problems, we decided to attempt to change peoples’ opinions about the dining halls as they are now.
We want students to recognize all the great things that are already there. For instance, how many times have you gone through the food lines and seen the same people working, but you still don’t even know his or her name? Through reading the interviews and stories both on the blog and in the dining halls, we hope you gain an appreciation for the people who work hard to serve you every day and the entire food service program in general.
We will be updating the blog weekly with new interviews and articles, so feel free to come back and check it out later too.
-Members of our Group (Alex, Jake, Melany, Mallory, Sarah, and Matt)