What's new with the Business Services Department?
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Barnes & Noble at UAB
We recently extended our management contract with Barnes & Noble College for another 3 years through June 2017. The agreement will ensure favorable textbook pricing agreements continue and the future funding of student scholarships totaling $75,000. Barnes & Noble will also help UAB design and build a state-of-the-art college bookstore scheduled to open in the new Hill Center next summer.
UAB’s official campus bookstore will be awarding scholarships totaling $25,000 to UAB students for the 2014-15 academic year. Since the beginning of UAB’s partnership with Barnes & Noble a total of $225,000 has been awarded to UAB students. The Bookstore’s textbook rental program has helped save UAB students over $300,000 since last fall. The bookstore has also set up an email address, firstname.lastname@example.org, for students to use for any financial aid questions relating to textbooks and supplies. Students can also call the Bookstore for assistance by dialing 205.996.2665.
New Concessions Provider Announced
We are pleased to announce that McAlister's Deli will be the new provider of concession services at Bartow Arena beginning this fall. In a recent survey of its readers regarding the best and worst of America's fast food a leading consumer magazine ranked McAlister's Deli in the top 10 for service, clean surroundings, fast-food alternatives and healthful choices. A more diverse menu and the ability to accept credit cards at all concession stands are just a few of the positive changes coming to Blazer fans this season.
Founded in 1989, McAlister's Deli is a fast casual restraurant chain known for its sandwiches, spuds, soups, salads, desserts and McAlister's Famous Sweet Tea. With numerous indtustry accolades, the McAlister's brand has more than 325 restraunts in 24 states. The company has corporate offices in both Alpharetta, Ga., and Ridgeland, Miss.