consider meals in Moudy
representatives hope to bring food service to north campus.
Students and faculty are still trying to solve the problem of food
service in Moudy Building South.
The Student Government Association Dining Services Committee is currently
working to get food service in Moudy, said George Ferguson, the dining
Thats one of my goals for this semester, said Ferguson,
a sophomore political science major.
William Slater, dean of the College of Communication, must approve
food service in the building before the committee takes action, Ferguson
Its just a matter of the personnel wanting it, he
said. I think its really attainable.
Slater said he would approve food service in Moudy if an agreeable
location was found.
Its a convenience for students, Slater said. The
problem is finding a place for it.
Radio-TV-film chairman Richard Allen agreed that food service in Moudy
would fill a need.
The idea of having to run across to The Main is a problem,
Allen said he has met with other faculty members to discuss possible
locations for food service.
Since the idea first came up last year, there have been several
informal conversations involving Dr. Whillock, the dean and others,
exploring possibilities besides the first floor green room,
Allen said in an e-mail.
Rick Flores, general manager of TCU Dining Services, said the most
likely option for Moudy food service is Café à la Cart.
The café is a kiosk area that serves grab and go
foods like bottled drinks, chips, sandwiches and salads.
Its not a destination spot, but it is food for those who
are on the go, Flores said.
Café à la Cart was briefly located in the Moudy green
room during spring 2003, but closed before it served any food to students.
We physically moved the unit over there, but it got pushed out,
Flores said. We never really opened.
The café was later moved to the Pond Street Grill, where its
currently in operation.
I dont think it gets used by a large amount of the population
in Worth Hills, Flores said. I think it had a better opportunity
there at Moudy.
The café moved from Moudy because several professors were concerned
the kiosk would be too noisy.
The RTVF faculty members felt the traffic and noise would interfere
with classroom activity, Slater said.
The vending machines in the green room already create too much noise
in Room 164, Allen said.
Even if I got a soda in there, youd hear it, Allen
SGA has considered installing a soundproof wall in the green room,
Ferguson said. This would reduce disruptions in Room 164, but may
not solve all other noise problems.
Students would also take food from the green room out into the hall,
Allen said. This would create excess noise in rooms 155 and 156, thus
disrupting classes in all three RTVF lecture rooms, he said.
Thats the only reason the faculty was against it,
said RTVF professor Charles LaMendola.
Senior RTVF major Lindsay Burken agreed that food service would be
It would be nice to have something over there, but I dont
know where theyd conveniently put it, Burken said.