Campus Dining announces new campus restaurant in place of Reckers

first_imgA new restaurant, Pizza Pi, will be opening on campus in May, according to a press release published Sunday on the Campus Dining website. The restaurant will replace former campus dining location Reckers, which closed this semester. Over the next five months, the location will be renovated in preparation for Pizza Pi, the release said. “Reckers has served campus well for a long time, but was due for a refresh to meet the needs and interests of our current students,” Karen Kennedy, director of student centers, events and activities, said in the release. “Pizza Pi is a cutting edge concept, and we’re excited for what it can bring to this neighborhood of campus.”Pizza Pi will offer mainly Italian-inspired dishes, including pizzas and pastas, along with salads, breadsticks, smoothies and desserts. On weekends, the location will also serve beer and wine, according to the release. The restaurant is planned to operate 11 a.m. to 2 a.m. Sunday through Thursday and 11 a.m. to 3 a.m. Friday and Saturday.The release said Campus Dining worked with student government to bring Pizza Pi to campus.“We’re confident that Pizza Pi will be a tremendous addition to campus and are grateful for the chance to collaborate with Campus Dining on this project,” senior Gates McGavick, student body president, said in the release. “In addition to providing incredible Italian fare, this restaurant marks an important milestone: by responsibly offering alcohol at a central campus location, University administrators have shown an impressive willingness to listen to — and act on — student suggestions.”Pizza Pi is owned by Freshens, a “healthy ‘fast casual’ concept that offers prepared-to-order food” in 500 locations around the country, according to the company’s website. “We’re thrilled to continue our relationship with Freshens and be the home of the first Pizza Pi,” Chris Abayasinghe, director of Campus Dining, said in the release. “With their delicious offerings and exciting new space, Pizza Pi is sure to become the ultimate late night destination. We’re grateful for the invaluable feedback offered by our students and campus partners during the selection process.”Tags: Campus DIning, Freshens, pizza pi, Reckerslast_img read more

Police Search For Abducted Pennsylvania Teen

first_imgShare:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window) JAMESTOWN – The Pennsylvania State Police issued an amber alert Tuesday morning in search of an abducted 15-year-old.Police say Damion Mickey is a white male, 5’5″ tall, 120lbs, with blue eyes, blonde hair, wearing an orange t-shirt, and red sweatshirt.Police say he was last seen on Tuesday between the hours of 2 a.m. and 3 a.m. in the area of Fairview Avenue in Connellsville City, Pennsylvania.The teen was allegedly abducted by 32-year-old Kieth Bradshaw. Bradshaw’s clothing description is unknown, although police say he is a white male, 5’4″ tall, 160lbs, with brown hair and brown eyes.The two are believed to be traveling in a white in color 2018 Chevrolet Malibu four door sedan bearing Pennsylvania registration KYB1942.Anyone with information about the abduction should immediately contact the police by calling 911.last_img read more

Bulldogs Battle Golden Bears In Swimming

first_imgBatesville at Shelbyville Swimming from Thursday, December 10th.Girls Team Scores.  Shelbyville 94,  BHS 86Girls are 9-2 on the season (7-1 non-conference)Boys Team Scores.   Shelbyville 144,  BHS 34Boys are 2-5 on the season.Girls Individual Event Winners:  Mary Poltrack 200 free, 500 free; Taylor Villani 200 IM, 100 fly; and Emily Gutzwiller 100 free.Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach TJ Greene.last_img

Metro unveils plan for student safety on game days

first_imgBecause tens of thousands of fans cross Exposition Boulevard on game days, the Metro has developed a plan to keep those people safe once the station begins operations.Safety first · The Los Angeles Metro will install barriers and place crossing guards at the Metro crossing on Exposition Boulevard to ensure fans’ safety on game days. – Engie Salama | Daily TrojanThe station is currently slated for completion in 2012.Metro’s Deputy Executive Officer for Operations Bruce Shelburne said the organization completed several studies to observe pedestrian movement from Trousdale Parkway to the Rose Garden.“We’re [going to have] crowd breaks while the crowd comes through,” Shelburne said. “We will control the crossing to prevent anybody from going in front of the train. We [will] put personnel in front of the people who are crossing and then move the train.”Shelburne said Metro plans to erect barricades for the group of thousands that follows the Trojan Marching Band, which itself usually takes about two-and-a-half minutes to cross the street.“We’ll allow a couple of minutes for folks to pass through and Exposition is still closed,” Shelburne said. “We’ll put up a barricade on each side to make sure nobody gets in the way of the train, which only takes a minute or so [to erect], then open it up again.”Exposition Boulevard currently allows Trojan Transportation buses to pass through on game days, but restricts traffic somewhat to allow pedestrians to cross.Some students said the plan doesn’t seem significant.“The measures will [not] be that big of a deal,” said Shehzad Husnani, a freshman majoring in aerospace engineering. “I believe it’s worth it because safety is important and waiting two extra minutes to make sure everyone is safe is really nothing.”There will be two other stations near campus, one at Vermont Avenue and Exposition Boulevard and the other at Jefferson Boulevard and Figueroa Street. The station at Figueroa is planned to have a bridge over the street for pedestrians to cross.“There are also additional safety features, such as markings and LED train signs,” Metro spokesman Rick Jager said. “Our most important goal is to make sure everybody is safe.”Some students said these safety features assured them that the dollars going toward construction were being well-spent.“It’s worth the money,” said Tommy Waas, a freshman majoring in screenwriting. “Better to do that than risk someone getting hurt.”Phase one of the $2.4-billion Expo line project, connecting Culver City to Downtown Los Angeles, was completed this year. Currently, Metro is testing out the trains and plans to officially open phase one to the public in early 2012.“We’re having a pre-construction phase [for the second phase], doing activities such as, potholing and surveying,” said Gabriela Collins, community relations manager for Exposition Construction Authority. “Construction will start early next year and be completed in 2015.”last_img read more

Market Segmentation Strategy Finding the Right Balance Between Too Broad and Too

first_imgDefining Market Segments: Don't Lose the Forest for the TreesImage courtesy of Tom HiltonDo not miss the forest for the trees, and vice versa.Market segmentation strategy is always a contentious topic for any management team looking to optimize their go-to-market strategy. This is natural, because driven, successful executives at fast-growing companies must know their market well AND have very strong opinions (some of which are totally justified) on how to approach their market.Being consultants to our portfolio companies, we often find ourselves in the middle of such rigorous debates, and actually encourage such discussion to happen in a portfolio senior management team. Only in such an open forum will assumptions and hypotheses on segmentation criteria (how the total market is segmented into distinct subsets), segments-based needs and use cases, and segment prioritization (how to allocate resources to the most profitable market segments) be challenged. It will spur better fact-based analysis, objective evaluation of hypotheses, and above all, it is the only way to reach a very high level of consistency and clarity in the way the executive team views their market segmentation strategy. These debates are exactly what we aim to stimulate with our upcoming segmentation clarity assessment, a topic that I have discussed quite a few times on this blog.Too Niche or Too Broad? The Challenge of Defining Market SegmentsNow, assuming that the team has worked together to validate their hypotheses and assumptions, there is yet another set of decisions to make that can be a cause of endless debate — the actual definition of each target segment. The challenge here is balancing the needs for defining very specific criteria for each market segment without making these segments so narrowly defined that they do not provide sufficient coverage of the overall market, leaving your team with a very focused but very niche target market.Alternatively, the team may start off with a drive to target a really big market segment, and may choose to define their target segments with broad, catch all criterion. In this case, they end up with a broad target that is not a distinct segment at all.Either way, these over-defined or under-defined market segmentation strategies create massive issues in go-to-market implementation.Downsides of Focusing Too NicheOn the one hand, targeting a very finely defined target market is very difficult because you will need a lot more qualifying information about each of your prospects. Additional qualification steps increase friction and dropoff rates in the marketing funnel, and ultimately increase cost of leads. It is also very hard to scale up hyper-focused marketing campaigns and tactics, because they need to be finely customized for each individual market segments, and your market team will be overloaded with the busywork of targeting too many segments.Downsides of Focusing Too BroadOn the other hand, when target segments are broadly defined, prospects are easier to find and target with scalable marketing channels and tactics, but there will be a significant level of variation of needs and buying behavior within each market segment. Prospects will not react consistently to your content and messaging, making it hard for your team to optimize your marketing mix and implement fully targeted campaigns.Adopting the Right Market Segmentation Strategy for Your CompanyThere is no strictly correct or incorrect answer for this challenge, because the level of specificity for each segment also depends on the company’s available resources and capabilities. Early-stage companies may choose to target broadly because they do not have the resources to customize their marketing activities to individual segments. Later-stage companies may segment their go-to-market teams for each target market segments, and therefore can adopt a finely tuned segmentation strategy.AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to PrintPrintShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more