NACAS Event Schedule

January 2020

Thu. 01/16

1:30 p.m. ET

Emerging Professionals Virtual Roundtable: Strategies for Success

Presenters: Amber Grenhart, Assistant Director of Student Union and Event Services at Fort Lewis College & Megan Allred, Marketing Specialist and Trademark Licensing Coordinator at UNC - Wilmington

Description: Join two auxiliary service professionals well familiar with new experiences in the field as they discuss some of the challenges that Emerging Professionals face, as well as strategies that can be used to navigate these issues and advance within your career. This open discussion will serve as an open forum to begin discussions around how to succeed in your new role or engage in individual professional development. We encourage you to think about what topics you'd like our facilitators to tackle or what comments you would like to bring to the table, as the conversation is only strengthened by the inclusion of additional voices!

Thu. 01/23

1:30 ET

Webinar: Cutting Edge Biometric Technology for Dining and Security

The University of Maryland, Department of Dining Services was the first university foodservice operation in the country to implement the IDEMIA MorphoWave biometric device. These devices allow entrance into their dining facilities, positively identifying the student that has a valid meal plan, literally with the wave of a hand. The readers work with the university card system, decrementing a meal for block plans or granting access for students on an unlimited dining plan. Join in on this fascinating webinar to learn about this cutting-edge technology and consider how it can be used in your dining facilities as well as other applications in auxiliary and student services. Participants will learn:

- What biometric technology is and what it is not
- What, why, and how the University of Maryland Dining Services implemented biometric technology in their three residential dining facilities.
- Specifically about the IDEMIA MorphoWave and other biometric technology from IDEMIA that is marketed through multiple integrators and value-added resellers
- How to develop questions for your context when considering biometric technology

Tue. 01/28

3:00 p.m. ET

Webinar: Common Foodservice Operating Mistakes

fsSTRATEGY conducts foodservice operations reviews for our clients, including colleges and universities. These reviews encompass all aspects of foodservice operations including menu planning and development, purchasing, receiving, storage, inventory procedures, production, service, quality of food and service, food safety, cash handling procedures, and reporting and accounting. Time and again, we find the same opportunities for improvement. In this webinar, we will share the most common mistakes colleges and universities make in their foodservice operations and how to correct these mistakes. At the end of the webinar, participants will have a variety of items to review at their foodservice operations and, where their operations fall short of foodservice industry best practices, have strategies to address such shortcomings.